Guest Blog :: Budgeting Your Money

Greetings friends! This is Delvalina's boyfriend, Sean, doing a guest blog post today!

I want to say thank you for praying and some of you even supported my trip to visit Delvalina for the first time this past summer. It was such a sweet moment to finally embrace after five years. Continue to pray for us as we decide what is the right path God wants for our lives together. I am planning to visit her for her birthday in August.

With all that life brings I want to talk about the importance of a budget and even speak on debt. I had the opportunity to take a financial class called Financial Peace University (FPU) at my church in Central Florida. Dave Ramsey is the speaker and if you have not heard him talk, I suggest you go YouTube him! He is very clear about the importance of using your finances in order to "live like no one else."

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How are you to manage your money? Start using a budget! What is a budget? A budget is telling your money where to go each month. For example, say I make $200/month. I need to divide that $200 up amongst all the things I pay for... $20 for food; $50 for rent; $100 for savings; and $30 for entertainment. I cannot go over these amounts because that would mean I have more than $200. You would also need to factor your debts into this equation. 

I had the privilege of going to a private university from 2008-2011. Unfortunately, I had to take out loans that I am now paying off. I urge you to not do this- find ways to get scholarships or even start working to pay off college. Parents, if you are financially stable, create a college fund for your children that they can use once they graduate high school. Of course I would not be where I am today without my degree, so I am thankful for going, but my heart hurts for all the money I could be using for better things.

Lastly, I have an awesome resource that can help you manage your money and get you on the right track financially. Dave Ramsey and his team created a FREE budget app and website called EveryDollar. I urge you to go sign up and check it out! If you have any problems or need help they have an FAQ, but I am also available. I will be checking the comments and can reply to you or you can email me.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I pray God can and will use you all for big things.


~ A Walk With Jesus~

Happy Easter my dear friends,

It's almost a year I dont put attention on this blog. It's just look like an old house which is not maintained. I even lost my neighbours, maybe they dont even remember who I am since I left this house.

But I am back to my house today to telling the missing stories which almost a year. I might telling for details but there's one point that is Jesus! that is my life centered.

Remember the reason why did I leave this blog?... I am working and have no computer. Working is my big distraction for things I love to do at home and even blogging. But, I know why, God has been taking me to this part of life. It's an adventure. It really is! I feel like I was playing roll coaster. 

I never imagined why did God bring me to this such a place of work. Work that takes me to meet a perfect and a tempered boss, some uncontrolled children, and super busy parents. Those are 3 parts that I hate from my job. I have to dealing with these all. However, God allowed me dealing with that just because one reason " He loves me". It's totally nonsense to say that He loves me so that's why it happened but who could reach His thoughts? No one until His will revealed in you. 

Honestly, in the 3 early months I couldnt hold it again. I wanted to quit from this job but God reminded me of the dream I had 6 months before I got this job. But in this uncomfortable place God has shaped me and taught me alot of lessons, and molded me. That's why I said He loves me.

I once talked about God with my boss, though she doesnt really know Him but it was good that I could share it. (It was a hardest situation for me to talk with her but God turned it for good)

I met some students that keep my heart beating, I have learned how to win their hearts so they could learn to respect things . ( I am trying to telling about Jesus too but sometimes I need His guide)
This was surprise from Melissa, I didn't know that she put this in my bag before I went home :)

I met beautiful parents that some of them treated me like their family. Even it's hard to meet them sometimes but I can see how they honor me. ( It's a blessing)

I still have more thing to be worried actually, it's like a roll coaster! It consumes your energy, but once you go through it you feel accomplished.  Everyday I'm afraid what's gonna happen next with my job, but I want to keep my eyes on Jesus. It's a walk with Him. A beautiful walk.

I believe each one of us has parts that where it's like a roll coaster it shocking and shakes you sometimes but when we walk with Jesus it is a beautiful walk.

Dear friends,
I have great news and I just cant wait to tell you until its right time to telling you here :)
God is so faithful and beautiful.  It is beautiful to walk with Him.

Blessed is the man
    who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
    nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.
 He is like a tree
    planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
    and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.

~Psalm 1~


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