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Wow! That was hard! Planning a zero dollar budget is a real challenge, I bet sticking to it will be even harder though. Thank God I don’t have to do it without Him!

That’s right! It’s week three of the Financial Peace University class I am attending! This week we are told that we need to sit down and spend every dollar on paper, every single one. I opted to do a bi-monthly budget as we don’t get paid a set amount these days, the money flow is a bit irregular. This will mean that I will have to sit down and do a budget twice a month instead of just once, I don’t know which way is easier but I suppose this way will have to do for now. In any case I am really so excite about this class because I like so many other people had almost zero training in how to stay out of debt or live on a budget, I really needed someone wise and God centered to teach me about my finances, and what to do with them. Now thanks to FPU I finally feel like I am making some progress, thanks Dave! I can’t tell you how excited I am about this whole program! I know that my husband and I are doing exactly what we should be and I can’t wait to see the results and be able to “give like know one else later” !!!!

That is what this is really all about for me. I mean aside from just being wise and being able to retire and leave an inheritance for our grandchildren we want to be able to give more extravagantly then ever before! Yeah!!! So exciting!

I feel like I am getting a bit of a late start though as I am already in my early 30’s and so that is a bit discouraging but what can you do? I can’t change the past, but I commit to living like know one else now so that I can live and GIVE like know one else later!

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Lyric 1: When you feel alone and lonely, when you are feeling down, I know the person you can go to, He will turn your frown upside down.

Lyric 2: When the worlds closing in and all around seems dark, I know the one who will show you how to kindle an unquenchable spark.

Lyric 3: When you think that nothing matters and you’ve lost your greatest friend, come along and He will show you a joy that never ends.

Lyric 4: When you are so tired and you feel like giving up, just relax and let God hold you, don’t ever pick the burden back up!

Chorus: God’s yolk is easy. His burden is light. Let Him fill you with the brightest of lights. Don’t be afraid now, no don’t run away, just stop and pray now, He will show you the way! Oh!! Just stop and pray now, He will show you the way!

 

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