Volume 11, Sunday, October 11, 2009
We're still working 12x7 at Lion Oil. The work volume has slowed as they make preparations to start the plant up again. So, today, I had some time to look over our finances.
To my Brother's and Sister's it should be no surprise that I'm gonna make much much more this year than last, in spite of being forced to take early retirement in January. God has NEVER let us down. Through some fairly rough times, He's always seen us out the other side in better shape than we went in.
Another brother that I met this year was raising Chickens for Pilgrims. He'd put most of his capital into chicken houses, planning to start socking money away for his retirement in '09. Surprise, Pilgrim went belly up. But he told me that he knew God was going to take care of his family.
He's been working the shutdown with us, putting in about 84 hours a week, making enough to catch up on things and the farm. And, while working safety at the plant, he made contact with the "Hired Gun" safety guys that do this for a living (working about six months a year.) They've hired him into a job that will let him work when he wants (this will allow him to continue taking care of his farm.) And it pays enough that he won't have to work more than a third of the year to cover his cash flow needs. In addition, he loves to hunt but had to cancel his Colorado trip this year when he lost his chicken contract. We'll he's delivering some cows that he sold and the guy threw in a Colorado hunt with the purchase of he cows.
If you're in a difficult place now, remember that God loves you and gave his Son that you might have life and have it more abundantly.