In the spring of 2006, while absolutely drowning in debt and in desperate need of getting our finances under control, I read The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, which I HIGHLY recommend.
On behalf of our family, I am proud to say that as of today WE ARE DEBT FREE*! (*minus our house)
We are now working on Baby Step 3, which is saving up 3 to 6 months of take home pay for a fully funded emergency fund.
I’d like to thank God for his blessings on our family and for helping me control my shopping habits… mostly by staying away from one particular store! (Any guesses which one?!?)
I’d also like to thank Dave and his staff for their ministry as well as my hard-working husband for taking on extra wildfires this summer to help make it happen!
If you’d like more information on Dave, and his AWESOME program, check out his website.
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.