Almost didn't make it here!
I was busy with something else and didn't watch the clock.
I have been working on my posting schedule and made more changes at Patreon (https://patreon.com/DebsRetirementPlan). I need to make a public post to try to find supporters, so that stayed on MONDAYS. All my tier posts were pointless because I only have one supporter (in Jewelry), so I decided to make just one post a week (WEDNESDAYS) for all my tiers until I grow my support. I will also post anything important to individual tiers on the way. I kind of write to the future patrons I hope to have... keeping my process shared for them.
Been trying to start my WT MEMBERSHIP details. They have to get posted online soon. On the way I will be trying to improve my webpage (http://work2gather.us). It's been looking bad since last Drive, but I hope to get it better for this year.
I think about FAITH issues every day -- all my waking hours. It is the main issue of our times. How GOD opposes what MAN wants to do, or what Satan makes Man think he wants. It's hard not to see it in the news, in the world, in our families. I wish I could find a good answer for all the pain Satan causes our world.
I found a church nearby that will be collecting Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes this year. I made my 2021 Yearly Project about filling 10 of the plastic shoeboxes I already had and sending in $10 fees for each of the 31 brochures I had from other years. I made it to 9 fees this month. I hope to add another fee by collection week. I decided to try to continue the fees effort into 2022. I want to cover the costs of each unused brochure... however long it takes me.
I wasn't able to fill all the shoeboxes so far. I'm going to do an inventory of the boxes and then my budget to see what else I can do before I deliver them.
I love doing these shoeboxes for the holidays. I haven't been able to fill any for some years. That is why I decided to make it a yearly project. After this year, the fee effort will be enough for my budget. :-)
This is the holiday season... Christians like to really stretch their budget to give this time of year. I wonder if there will be many more to care about because of all the COVID problems. I hope we find a way to help them.
What is my biggest battle in Faith issues? I suppose it is always keeping my focus on GOD and trusting Him to take care of all the things I can't. That is really a BIG topic, and every day that is defined in new ways.
When I really get deep in my troubles I remember that this life is not the place I care about most. I want to spend my eternity in heaven. I don't like pain, but I want to stay true to what I know is GOD's Will, His Truth, what I know is right and good and worth dying for.
It's not easy to stay faithful in our world.
We have to find ways to help each other through the hard times, now and what is coming in the future.
I hope we do find those priorities.
In Christ, Deborah Martin, Working Together Inc