Friday, February 12, 2016

Looking to purchase a home

This year and throughout the end of last year, the Idea of purchasing a home has been weighing heavily on my heart. I am not getting any younger and neither is my husband so we are in the process of looking, and talking about the idea. We haven't made up our minds entirely, but one thing for sure the idea is not going away on my part. I would love to have a little piece of earth to call my own. I love gardening and all things pertaining to homesteading. I don't want anything big or extravagant, just something that I can have maybe animals or just a garden.  Gardens are mainly what I want. Although having a few chicken's or a goat, or maybe a sheep or two isn't out of the question. Where we have been renting seventeen years out of twenty two years we have wasted a lot of time and money making someone else rich. Now don't get me wrong we have had some wonderful landlords, and they have all been very nice to us, but owning our own would be so much better.  We want to be able to leave our children something just like any other parent's dream is. Hopefully it will be a home and some land.

So here we are, searching the want ads and the listing on and the local real estate companies to see what is out there in our price range. We have already done a background credit report. It's not hot but it's not good either. Coming from a family that makes it by NOT having any debt you would think that our credit score would be out the roof. But because of having no debt, it is low. We don't live on credit cards. Don't even own them. We don't use banks, and we own our cars.  So that being said, ours scores aren't great.  SOOOO the challenge is to find a bank or finance company willing to work with us.

Please to all that are believing prayer warriors out there, help us to pray that something will come along that we can afford and that we will get the right bank or finance company to help.  Only God can move a mountain, but we have to be faithful and do some moving to, to get it started in the right direction. As always God first.

Peggy McCoyle
SAHWM and Homeschool Supporter

Monday, February 8, 2016

Praying for others

As you all know I don't blog much. Don't have too much to say at times. But here is a little bible study you can do.

Praying for others and the rewards thereof.

When we ask for prayer, do we do it in vain?  We shouldn't. But sometimes we do. It becomes a habitual thing. But are we praying for others as we should? At our church we have a prayer chain, how its supposed to work is that when we get the call to pray we pray right then for that situation.  Sometimes we get caught up in asking the Lord for our needs we don't remember those others out there that are just as in need.

The bible says in Job 42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Which means:: When Job quit thinking of himself, his own sorrows and started praying for his friends, that the Lord restored him, He reinstated him and gave him greater than before. He was being held captive by his own choice until he made the change.  When we pray for others, God can remove that which stands against us. When we pray for others God see us as being loving and kind. When we can look beyond our sorrows and pains, and show love and charity for someone else, we are being obedient to the Lord.  Even to pray for our enemies, God will reward us. Why you ask?  Because we are showing love and charity toward another person.

The Bible says in Colossians 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

Put others before our own wants, and you will reap the harvest of what God will give unto you, and more abundantly.

Search out the scriptures and see what it says. Don't just take my word for it.  My prayer is that if you don't know God and Jesus Christ as your savior that you will come to find and know Him.

Peggy McCoyle
SHWM and Homeschool Supporter