Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, May 30, 2008

In the midst of getting a new engine, people are have given the advice “just get a new car”. You see, I do not want a payment for the next…. Forever. I bought this car with the intentions of keeping it for a LONG time. My intentions were to have an extra car for Phyllis when she drives for school/work. Not that it will be her car, but there will be one for her to drive, so she can save for her own.

A new engine, that sounds like a lot. It is a lot. However, it’s cheaper than a new car. I like my car, sure, it’s not fancy, but I like it. I’m not about fancy, I’m about practical. I’m about living within, maybe even below, my means. I’m ok with looking like a nerd, I’m ok with being cheap about some things so I can have other things that are great opportunities.

I spent most of the night praising and praying because I couldn't sleep. It's good to tell God how much we are thankful for, and it felt good to go to Him with my needs and the needs of others.

I’m stressed. But I know I am blessed. I know that through this all, I have a Savior that is much bigger than my car problems, He’s bigger then any illness we or our loved ones can have. He is much much bigger than us. And that’s where I’ll be.

In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?”- Psalm 56:4

1 comment:

Vikki said...

I think you made the right choice. We have never had to make car payments, my hubby has a good eye for oldies but goodies. I currently drive a '94 Grand Marquis (read: cop car)

$2450 is only 5 months of car payments, as opposed to 5 years!!!

I believe Love does look good on you, but you should really most some pics of yourself :)!