November 2009

I need to vent a little.
Today has been hard. I haven’t got a response from my unemployment, waiting to hear if I will get any more benefits from them. The problem with EDD is the fact that I can’t get them on the phone, I have called 30 times this morning. The last check I got from them was for half the amount it was suppose to be and it was 10days late. Looking at my bills I need $agoodamount.00 by the end of the month and that’s not counting extras…I have about 10% of what we need. I don’t know why I get my self so worked up? I KNOW God will provide and I KNOW he has never ever left my family hanging. I know he has provided more if the past. I know that he called us out to Texas for a reason and I can not let something so stupid [money] blind me from what God has in store for us! I will not be blinded.

I called the company I interviewed with on Tuesday and He said that they where thinking about setting up seconding interviews and would call every one today. If they do second interviews they would be the Tuesday and thanksgiving [December 1st] At this point the only thing I can pray/say is for God’s will to be done, not mine. If this Job is NOT what God wants [no matter how bad I want it] then I do not want it. Its in Gods hands. Thank for all for your prayers.

I know this. God will not put my family and I through something we can not handle. Period [end of story]

_Abel D


In August 2007 I started the P90X work out programs with Pastor Devland Lister and Aaron Lyons. I lost 30Lbs. In July of 2008 I started the program again and lost 35lbs, so I have lost a total of 65LBS! [Note: I did gain the fist 30lbs back…plus some] Since we moved to Texas in September I have wanted to get started working out again but I will be honest. I have been lazy. I did start but I also stopped.

I am writing this Blog to do a hand full of different thing’s.

1. Motivate some other people to work out and most importantly get healthy.
2. Might want to start a competition to see who wants to lose weight with me.
3. I want to lose 20lbs by January 1st and I need the you to help keep me accountable.

Now I know this is the WORST time of year to start a diet/work out programs but we can do this. If your interested just leave me a comment with your contact info and we will get this going. The official start date is November 23, 2009 [yes, I know…Thanksgiving week. 😀 ]

“I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” [1 Corinthians 9:27]

What is Faith to you?

*A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

*Having faith chooses the spiritual over the material, the eternal over the temporal

*Believing in what you cannot see

I believe Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. [Hebrews 11:1 NKJV]

My wife and I have been married for almost 3 years now. Since then Tonya and I have had allot of up and downs everything from being told that we will never have any more children, marital problems, life and the one that has got us the most and hit us the hardest has been Financial. Together we have lost a total of 9 jobs in the last 3 years.

I wouldn’t be able to count how many times we have been to the point that we didn’t know where the money for rent, bills, food or even gas was going to come from. We have had $6.00 in our bank account and we have had our account deep in the negative.

We always get to the point that we think we are in the clear. That we have made it out of the dark water and yet we find out self back in the same situation again. I don’t know why and I don’t understand but I am okay with it. I have not seen the full blessing that God has for my family but I know its coming. God has never left us hanging.

Last week I got word that my unemployment was cut and the check I was waiting for was still coming but it was for half the amount I normally got. As of today I still don’t know why it was cut, EDD (unemployment) said that they would call me with in 1-5 days, it’s been 6. After paying bills and gassing up the cars we where left with $8.43 and still no job. Faith is the substance of things hoped for.

Today we got our final check. Its 9 days late. I almost got worried and stressed out but God has never left my family hanging and I knew that this time wouldn’t be any different. I don’t know how the rest of the bills will be paid but god does and I’m okay with that.

The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. [Hebrews 11:1-2 MSG]


Fist of many possible video blogs??? maybe…