Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Taking a Blogging Break

With everything that is going on right now, I just don't have the time I would like to have to blog.

Our house that we are purchasing was supposed to close on the 27th of this month, but it looks like we will be well into November before closing...sigh.

We met with the couple that we are currently renting from this past week and let them know that we are in the process of buying a house. Our lease here doesn't expire until the 15th of November. So, they have decided to put the house on the market. The realtor is supposed to come by today and put the lock box on the door and a sign in the yard.

It kinda stresses me out because the house will now have to be in pristine condition in order for it to show. Not only that, with my husband's crazy work and sleep schedule, it will make it difficult to even schedule a showing.

Put all that with me still babysitting, trying to stay on top of the loan for the new house, decluttering and packing this house is making me a little on the stressed side.

I know it will all work out. God is in control. I will put my trust in Him.

BTW...today is my youngest's birtday. He is now 15!! We are heading to the DMV this afternoon so he can take the written driving test so he can get his drivers' permit.

Have a blessed Tuesday!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Faith Like Potatoes

Yesterday I picked up this movie from Blockbuster - Faith Like Potatoes.

Faith Like Potatoes is a true story about an African farmer, Angus Buchan. He leaves his farm and takes his family to start over again further south. He and his wife struggle and things seem hopeless, then one day, Angus goes to church with his wife and family and is called by God. He decides to give his life, his family, and his farm to Jesus. He puts his total trust in God.

What a testament!! This is truly a movie worth watching. It is inspirational, uplifting, and motivating.

It made me wonder about my own faith. Is my faith that strong. You can't pray to God in the hopes that it will happen. You should pray with the belief that it WILL happen.

God loves each and every one of us and knows us better than anybody...even better than we know ourselves. I know God is watching out for me....I have seen it so many times. I know the power of prayer works! God has ALWAYS provided for my needs....not necessarily for my wants...but always for my needs.

I don't always have the right words to communicate with others, but I know my God is awesome, amazing, full of love and grace and he has blessed me so much!!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Paperwork, and yes....more paperwork.

It seems that all I have done for the past few days is paperwork for our house loan.
Just when I think I might see an end, you got it....more paperwork is needed.

It has been extremely stressful for me trying to get everything in order. For those of you who do not know, my hubby has worked really hard to pay off past debts and become debt free. But due to his diligence, his credit score was reduced to "0". Yes, no credit rating. We were fortunate to find a lender who will do a no credit score loan using non-traditional credit such as rent, utilities, etc. You can have NO 30 day late payments.

We had a hiccup last week when our utility company reported to the credit agency that we had 9 - 30 day late pays! I was incredibly upset as I know that we have never had a 30 day late pay. It took 4 days to get it cleared up. We couldn't move on with the loan until it was cleared. We are already pressed for time due to the closing and the type of loan we are getting (Rural Development loan) and this was a week's time to get it cleared up and looks like it will possibly put us behind on the closing (sigh).

I have to remind myself that God is in control and knows our needs and will provide. I find myself not worried about it, just a bit discouraged.

So, today, I am taking the last of the requested paperwork to our realtor so she can email it to the lender. Then the wait begins. It will also have to go to the USDA for them to approve the RD loan...and according to our realtor...RD takes time.

So, if I could ask for your prayers that the paperwork gets to the right people and gets handled in a timely and efficient manner, I would appreciate it.

Other than that, today I plan on dusting the living room and working on my couponing and grocery list. Hubby is working a 12 hour shift tonight. Blake has a soccer game. And I'm going to do my best in just taking it easy for as much of the day as possible.

Tomorrow I will hit the ground running again.

Have a blessed Thursday!