Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Prayer Request and Running Update

First off, I need to ask everyone for their prayers. Karlton's business is basically at a stall, his company has been taking a really hard hit from the economy for a while now. All the builders that he worked for are either jobless or have shut their companies down. Right now he is trying to just get enough work just to pay us. But that is not helping all the credit card companies and people he owes from his business. Please add us to your daily prayer list or any prayer chains that the Lord will send Karlton work that will help him to keep money coming in for us and to pay all his debts for his business.

Karlton is an (electrician) Electrical Contractor in the Charlotte area (NC & SC), he has an unlimited license that allows him to do any size of a job weather it is putting recess cans in for an individual or wiring an apartment building, or a department store. So if you have electrical work that you need done or you know of any Building Contractors that need help please keep Karlton in mind.

We are trying to sale an old work vehicle and trying to get rid of unneeded things to try to stay a float. These times are really scary right now and with me not being able to help out financially it makes me feel helpless (useless), being a stay at home mom to 5 kids. At the worst time possible our lawn mower died, our microwave stopped working and I desperately need a new dryer!

I know we are not alone and their are people even allot worse off then we are! If you have any prayer request add them to my comments and I will certainly add them to my daily prayer list too! I don't know if you are like me but I feel so much better when I know that people are praying for me / our family!

Philippians 4 : 6
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything , by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God."


I also wanted to keep you posted on my running.... I just completed my 2nd week. I have added another .2 of a mile a day so this week I ran a little more then 4 miles. I am enjoying it so much!!! Even with the minor aches and pains. LOL.... I feel so free when I am running! Plus it makes for a great nights sleep! I am still lifting weights everyday too. I am seeing allot of changes going on with my body.... some good.... some not! I have only lost 1 lb though. MAN it is hard to loose weight! I keep hearing I am adding muscle ,but I would rather just lose the weight! HA! I can't wait until I can run a mile a day, that will be a huge accomplishment for me! Hope I am not boring you with posting about my running / exercising.


jodi said...

we'll totally be praying for ys sis!!! (more than normal)
love you all

Live to love and laugh said...

WOW MaryAnn you are really going through a tough time. God is there and will lead you through. I am sure you are concerned but to quote Veggie Tales, "God is Bigger than the Boogie Man". Please know I will be praying for God's will and peace in your lives.

Vanessa said...

Mary Ann, My prayers are with you because we're int he same boat over here. It's such a scary time when you've always been a financially sound family and then you find yourself struggling!

Terri said...

Great job on the running!
Things are really getting scary in the job market right now! I'm so sorry you all are being hit with it too! I hope this all passes quickly for you and for all of us.

Rhonda said...

Oh gosh Mary Ann, you and your family will be in our prayers as well. It makes me want to cry to see so many people going through such tough times right now. AND you are one fabulous mommy and that in itself is a complete full time job. Sending a big cyber hug and a very special prayer that things will look brighter before long.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Karlton, that more work and $$$ will come your way so you can pay your bills and feed the kiddos.
Wouldn't it be a blessing for people to help each other and for the churches to do what they are commanded and take more notice and act upon helping the needy.(The ones that need help that are right under their noses.)
Maybe Karlton can advertise his work on Craig's list.

Jenna said...

I'm am sorry that all of this is going on at once!!!!

Hannah said...

I hate that you are going through a tough time, We will keep you in our prayers.

On a brighter note, Great Job on the running...very cool!