Monday, November 7, 2011

A New Blogger in the Family

We have a new blogger in our family.

The Engineer has officially begun a blog.

You may or may not have noticed that on occasion that I have alluded to the fact that financially we're a little strapped these days and the small things I've been doing to help (ever so slowly) reduce that debt. What you don't know it how strapped we really are. Oh, we don't have the banks waiting to foreclose on our home, nor will we be going to the food bank any time soon, but we do have to be very careful and very wise with our finances these days.

I know there are many people (even readers we know personally) who will judge us for being deep in debt, but I've always chosen to be real and truthful on my blog and I'm sure Murray will be doing the same on his too. We could have and likely should have made different decisions to keep us out of the black pit of debt, but there are many  legitimate and varied reasons for doing what we've done. We could have done things differently, but the truth is it would have made us more miserable than the fact that we're in debt. I'm not going to go into detail here about the reasons why we've done what we've done because I don't feel the need to justify our decisions. They are what they are and we're being held accountable to God for them.

However, if you want to read our story of debt and how we're working on crawling out of the pit, stop on by Murray's blog at Treasures and Riches.

It's going to be a long journey, but in the meantime we're going to enjoy the abundance of blessings that God has given to us.

Be blessed today, my friends!


  1. Oh, Deborah. How well do I understand the debt issue and how it can weigh on your heart and mind!! We, too, are in debt (like most Americans. Should I add most NORTH Americans to that? :). Cars and, mainly, schooling have got us there. We are thankful for those things in our lives--how else would we get around? How else would Adam be able to be in the position he's in without schooling? But we're working toward "financial freedom" as well (sometimes I hate that term :). Looking forward to hearing about your journey, and I'm so glad you all don't feel compelled to "justify" yourselves for all out there. Please know you have supporters and fellow-cheerleaders in this area!


  2. Thank you, Beth! You make my heart smile!


  3. No judgement from this reader! I am constantly amazed by your honesty and transparency. I'm looking forward to following both of you.
    Happy Monday!
    ~ a

  4. You are both such good money managers Deborah. You are following Gods will for your lives and that is beautiful.
    So proud of you for your obedience to the Lord.
    No judgement here either...I get it!
    Love you,

  5. I would never ever judge you or think negatively about how you spend your money! It's a very personal decision and opening your home to three precious girls with all of those expenses is a beautiful financial debt. We too are struggling and find ourselves feeling frustrated. I too have been thinking of blogging about it. It's so hard, Christian school tuition, mortgage, car payments, we're strapped too. We're both working, I babysit, he's been tutoring, and yet we still struggle. Thinking of you and wishing nothing but blessings for you and your family!

  6. I know exactly how you feel! We also know that long and challenging journey, and of course how we will make it out of that black hole is all in God's hands.

    Praying for your journey out of a crazy mess in life! I'll stop by...


  7. Sweet friend ~ We are fortunate to have no debt, but if I had to go into debt to adopt my children I would do it a hundred times over. Just get it paid and adopt again. ;) God is good and He has blessed you!


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