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Jun 27

Hello, Father.
Thank you for clean clothes — one of my favorite luxuries now!! I used to do laundry practically every day, and I never wore the same clothes or used the same towel or washrag twice before washing them, but now that I am homeless and do not own a washer or dryer, every time I go to a laundromat — about every 10 to 15 days — it is a big event and I am so very, very grateful! How awesome that yet another thing I used to take for granted is now such a source of delight! Thank you for making me “Little Miss Sunshine” again, Lord, and please teach me how to stay upbeat and fulfilled and not get so very weary like I did last week. Thank you for the awesome time at the library and walking around town by myself yesterday, Lord. I guess I really needed that introvert time, and it did me wonders to be motivated by all the awesome books and interesting subjects and all the brainstorming and ideas for products and projects. Father, please guide me in what YOU would have me to do with my time, wherever I am and wherever I go. Thank you for all the awesome Little Things along the way — like clean clothes. LOL

Luke 16:8-13 ERV

“Later, the master told the dishonest manager that he had done a smart thing. Yes, worldly people are smarter in their business with each other than spiritual people are. 
“I tell you, use the worldly things you have now to make ‘friends’ for later. Then, when those things are gone, you will be welcomed into a home that lasts forever. 
Whoever can be trusted with small things can also be trusted with big things. Whoever is dishonest in little things will be dishonest in big things too. 
If you cannot be trusted with worldly riches, you will not be trusted with the true riches. 
And if you cannot be trusted with the things that belong to someone else, you will not be given anything of your own. 
“You cannot serve two masters at the same time. You will hate one master and love the other. Or you will be loyal to one and not care about the other. You cannot serve God and Money at the same time.” 

Lord, I’ve never been very “smart” in my business. I learned HTML in one weekend in order to create my first website when I began graduate classes back in 2004, and I have since created thousands of pages of printable products that are currently being used by educators all over the world, but I suppose the fact that I give away 80-90% of the materials I make for FREE makes me very much NOT “smart”. Lord, I lift this up to you, and I ask you to reveal to me the flaws of my business dealings. I sincerely do not know if you want me to charge more, or to start charging for what I currently give away. I would rather just keep giving them away and to create new things, some of which I can charge money for and some of which I still desire to give away for free. Lord, if this is wrong please change my heart. I see the strain that is upon my husband for not having money to get the things we need — like a livable camper — yet I also see the freedom that is a direct reward or consequence for not paying rent and utilities any longer. I ask you to enlighten my mind and show me how to use the skills and other resources you have provided — including TIME, in a way which is pleasing to you. Teach me, Shepherd. Make me more wise in business and in life. But above all, please make me grow in Love. Amen.


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