This is has been a year of change for the Pratt family. The biggest change is that I resigned from my position @ the VA in March. The Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia has won on that aspect. I just cannot do a full time job any more. I put up a good fight. I struggled 7 years before letting go of my pride and realizing that I was just making myself worse. It has been a major adjustment. It's strange not getting up every morning and going to work. Plus, I really miss the paycheck. Thankfully, I did get approved for disability but it's no where near what I was earning while working. Therefore, Bob has had to take on a 2nd job to make ends meet. It has been rough but God has brought us thru every moment. This "test", "trial" or "whatever" this is has increased my faith. I have learned to trust Him more and more each day as I see Him provide for Bob and I through miraculous means. I have started a part time "job" however. It is very simple. It is called mystery shopping. I go to restaurants, banks, bowling alleys, fast food chains, and even the post office and act like a regular customer but I am observing their customer service, cleanliness, and attitude. I submit my report on-line. If I do it to their satisfaction, they pay me for it and will reimburse most expenses. It not a lucrative job, but it gets me out of the house and I enjoy it.
I believe 2011 is going to be a great year for my husband and I. I believe that God is doing a work that will manifest itself soon. I will be 40 in 2011. I am convinced that my 40's are going to be a great decade for me. I pray that God will bless you and your family in 2011. I pray that you will grow spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. That your soul will prosper and abound in God's love. Thank you for your friendship and your love. I cherish each of you whether I see you daily or just email you occasionally. I cherish you whether I have know you for years or if we have just met. I cherish you whether we are friends in real life or friends via Facebook.
Happy New Year and God Bless You All
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Good Evening Everyone, I am trying something new....A prayer journal... I have never done this before so this is going to be a new experience for me... I like having someting tangible to do as part of my devotion... AND, I love writing.... Also, I am starting a new devotion guide called 30 Life Principles by Charles Stanley.....So far, I have done principle #1...Having intimacy with God -everyday...Something I have a hard time doing..... Any how, if you have any suggestions on how you keep your prayer journal, I would love to hear from you.....
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Do you ever feel like you have a "new" book in her head but just don't have all the words to express your feelings or thoughts.. That is me now.. I "feel" like I have a book in my head. I have bunches of things that I'd like to say. Where do you start? I don't even know where my beginning would be. There are so many chapters in my life. Would someone even think my life be interesting to read. What about my struggle with my illness, or how God has directed my family through out the years.. I'm just a stream of conscience type of writer... What ever comes to mind is what I write. I love writing but must confess that I am not to good at it. When I went to college, I had to take a lower level class just for grammar. hahaha.. I wrote poetry in High School, maybe I should try that again. Who knows?? Well, I will say the randomness for another time.. Hopefully, I will actually have a topic that I will discuss or maybe not...Until then take care and God Bless Keena
Monday, January 11, 2010
I was thinking the other day.....Now I know what your gonna say....U thinking!!! How Scary!!! Yes, I know!!! But still..... let me share with you what I was remembering............. Do you remember things you did as a kid???? I do.... I remember drinking from the garden hose, going barefoot in the summer and playing in the rain.... Now a days all of that is taboo!!! I remember having only 1 T.V. that only had 3 channels which you had to get UP off your rump to change...We didn't have remotes....I remember NOT having a DVD or Video player, microwave, or a cell phone.... Not too long ago, I had dial-up Internet...Ain't that scary....I remember making popcorn on the stove.... Do kids these days even know how to pop corn on the stove.... Does the grocery stores sell corn like that any more??? I remember when home phones had the long wire cords and the phone was attached on the wall..... There were no call waiting, call forwarding, or caller ID. We had busy signals and if you didn't want to talk with someone, you just didn't answer the phone...My mom still does not have cable or a dishwasher.... Most people would think she lives in the "Stone Age", however, she has stories of her own of how things have changed since she was a kid... She actually used an outhouse......HOW HORRIBLE!!!! How would we survive if we had to give up all of our technology???? There is actually a fiction book series that covers this topic...No running water, no electricity, and no cars....Sorry, I guess I have kinda rambled and digressed..... Any hoo, things I did as a kid is no longer OK...Like, I never wore a helmet or knee pads when riding my bike...OK, that's enough of memory lane.....I hope you all have a great week..... Take care and God Bless........Keena
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Bob and I went to NC to visit his family for Christmas.. It was a short trip but enjoyable... It was fun to see the excitement of the kids opening and enjoying their gifts... I always appreciate time with family.. Life can get so hectic that we neglect those we love.
I pray that all had a great holiday.....