Fix My Financial Mess!

I will never forget the learning experience I had one year as I celebrated a birthday lunch with my friend, Penny.  She and I share December as our birth month.  We enjoyed lunch in a sandwich shop, catching up on our lives, families and more.  She told me about her son’s illness and his narrow escape with death.  He was hospitalized for a long time and the recovery process was difficult, but he was working each day to get better. 

After lunch, we took a short drive through my paternal grandparent’s old neighborhood and continued our conversation.  At one point, I saw a man panhandling on the side of the road.  He was using a cardboard sign.  I commented, saying something to the effect that I did not like people on the side of the road asking for money.  This was the point when Penny taught me a lesson by the Spirit.  Her comments cut me to the core and I will never, ever forget the lesson.  Penny said “Everyone begs for something.  That man is only begging for a few dollars.  I begged for my son’s life!”  What a life lesson!  I think about it almost every day.

Now, here I am in a horrible financial situation.  I, too, went on a street corner.  I did not gain much in financial help, but learned some things about myself.  I am a beggar in my Father’s kingdom.  I am not above asking for help.  I need friends and family to support and help me through life.  No one can live this life alone, without help.

Friends, please help me, if you are able.  I am in jeopardy of  LOSING MY HOME and I HAVE A MOUNTAIN OF MEDICAL and other bills. I need your help.  Feel free to reach out and ask questions.  I will be totally open about mistakes and bad choices I have made.  Thanks to those of you who have helped. Please, do not feel you need to help again.  I love you!


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