Thursday, May 31, 2012

Prayer Request: for Snowball

Prayer Request for Snowball, my minivan.

I am taking the minivan into CarMax on Friday.  My prayer is that they give me at the very least $6000 for the minivan.

That's my prayer request.

I've had two going-away parties so far this week!  I am plum tuckered out already.
Tonight is a dinner with friends, and Sunday is the Life Teen going-away party.  I know that there are surprises for that one.  I'm trying to be really good about it.  About not trying to find out.

I am so full of peace and joy; at times I feel I might burst.

Two weeks from 2mrw, I will be back HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

God is sooo good!  His Love for me is overwhelming.  When He wants you somewhere, He will stop at nothing to take you there.  And, His timing is perfect!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The beginning of the end - deleting FB accounts

Deleting my work FB account

the reason I gave FB for deleting my work account

I'm in the midst of deleting documents, online accounts.  I am purging all that is not of Him.  And, its so freeing!  Seriously! :)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Don't underestimate the Power of God

Coming off of a Pentecost high, its truly amazing to watch God work.
I have reached my goal of $21,000.  I can hardly believe it myself.
This week, I've received over $4,000 in donations!!!!
Today alone a gift of $2,000.  And, before I could turn the chipin link off, another $100 came in!
Two more paychecks and I will be debt-free.

I truly can enter ON TIME!  And, to think that my plan is God's plan is utterly overwhelming.

I am so very grateful to all of my benefactors.  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!

Jesus, thank you for pursuing me in a way that only I would recognize.  Thank You for never giving up on me!  I love You and I Praise You for ALL You have done in my life, and ALL You will do in my life for years to come!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I Trust in YOU

God is sooooo GOOD to me. I am so unworthy of His affection! With His grace, I will persevere. JOY floods my soul!

Today, I received another $1,000 donation!!! :)

Yes, we are in the home stretch!  Whatever happens, happens.

I believe God is placing it on more than a few people's hearts to donate. He probably knows that promptings from Him do not always get heard or acted on.  It's truly amazing the support He's given me in the last 3 months!

If you've donated, please be looking in your email for a message from me this coming week.

And, I'll know concretely if I'm indeed entering on Sacred Heart by Friday, June 8th.  I will be letting all of the world and blogosphere know!

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I Trust in YOU!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

This makes me Smile

I know it's not Thanksgiving or Christmas, but I'm running through old emails and journal entries reminiscing.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love the FALL season - pumpkin everything, leaves changing color, weather's cooler, Advent, baby Jesus, etc??
And, I found the item below, and HAD to share.  Made me smile, so I hope you will too.  

Also, I promise, I am blogging on Sunday.  Three high school graduations this weekend!!!  I am so blessed!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Where You Are, Lord I Am Free

I'm getting closer.  Thanks to the generosity of so many people!  My heart is overwhelmed with JOY.  It is bursting!  I have about $6K overall, but that amount includes me selling Snowball, my minivan.  So, only about $2800 left to pay off.  yay! :)

Not only did we celebrate Ascension on Sunday, but we had our annual Baccalaureate Mass.  I managed to hold it together, just barely.  You see, this year's graduating class, are the teens I started with.  I've known them since they were Freshmen!!! 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Overflow in me, My Lord

Overflow in me, My Lord

My heart is full.  I am almost entirely detached.  I have given up 90% of what I own.  For Him!

And, He keeps surprising me.  Today, I received a $1,000 donation in the mail.  A $1,000!!!!
Our Sweet Lord cannot be outdone in generosity.  All I have to offer is myself.  I open up my hands to receive His mercy and His love.  He Loves Us So Completely.  And, we are so unworthy of this LOVE.  And, yet, He shows us more!

I sit here grateful.  Grateful for the time to share with others Him!  Grateful for friends.  Grateful for family.  Grateful for hard times.  Grateful for persecution.  Grateful for strangers kindness.  Grateful for faith.  Grateful for hope.

May we all one day meet together in heaven and rejoice in all He's done for each one of us.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Plan B vs Snowball

I stare at my budget every single day. Working and re-working the figures. 

This week, through the kindness of others and people purchasing some of my 'last things' items, I've been able to shave off $1200!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Just so we're on the same page

I believe when someone jumps to conclusions, one has not asked the person for explanation.  I know that I have been guilty of that at times.

I feel an explanation needs to be made.  I am not asking to be "bailed out" of my personal debt.  I've lived paycheck to paycheck for as long as I can remember.  If I had savings, trust me, I'd use it.  Since discovering that God is indeed calling me back to religious life, I've been on a very strict budget to pay off my personal debt myself.  If I am able to sell my minivan for $8400, I'll be able to use the overage ($4600) to pay off most of the personal debt I'll have remaining.  I've been paying about $500-600 out of every paycheck towards my personal debt, starting this coming pay period $750 (which coincidentally is 67% of my paycheck).  Trust me, if I had the time to have gotten a second job, I would have.  My other bills include a car payment, cell phone bill, student loan payment, rent, groceries, gas, and car insurance.

Monday, May 7, 2012

300 days wages

Today was Messy Game night.  My. Last. Messy Game night.  And, there was a forecast of thunderstorms.  And, we prayed the rain would cease until after we went home.  And, it did.  Thank You for answering our prayers with a yes.

Also, today, received a few more donations.  One of which, I was completely floored.  by the amount.  One of my CORE, LuLu** (to protect identity), said she would donate.  And, today before Mass she told me she had money to give me.  Me, being the YM, asked was it for the mission trip the teens were going on.  She went on to say it was for the monestery.  Also, that the amount she was giving was given to her in prayer.  And, it was given over and over.  And, this amount was a fairly large amount.  for her or for any of my other CORE for that matter.  I am still in complete shock.  Considering it is the same amount of money that Fr Joseph Peek pushed into my hand so many years ago on the Nun Run I attended when I was "discerning".

God is doing so many crazy wacky things in my life.  I know in my heart of hearts that if He wants me to enter Summit on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, He Will Do It.  Nothing will stop Him.

And, so from now until entrance, I will be working hard and praying hard.  

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I took a two-hour nap this evening. So, I'm awake now at 12:30 am.  And tomorrow is a discernment Mass at our Chancery.  Hopefully, I can sleep soon after writing this post.

Update: May 31, 2012: All of my electronics have been SOLD!!! :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

He Never Gives Up

Happy Feast day!  Sts Philip and James, pray for us.

Jesus keeps providing, and I keep begging.  Begging is HARD! Its hard to ask someone for something.  And, its hard to keep asking when I'm rejected 9 times out of 10.

I've had 3 donors this week, and I sold my GPS.  I used banking points to get another GPS, which I plan on giving to the sisters.  So, I'm not without maps and directions.

And, hopefully, tomorrow, in between errands I can place the photos of my remaining in-the-world items online.

Jesus keeps reminding me gently that He's made me for a specific purpose.  And, He loves me.  And, the promise He made to me long ago, He plans on keeping.