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Hello, I'm Shonda Ponder. I am a self-employed courier and taxi driver. 

I am a Christian and a Conservative American and native Texan.

My priority is Jesus. My goals are to win souls, to live abundantly and to pay my bills on time, in that order.

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Brighter Days are Coming

I slept until 7:30 AM this morning. I plan to work until at least 9:30 PM tonight.

I will be focusing on the Spark App today (weather permitting), for the first eight hours of the day, since it is the best paying app. After that, I will move to all the other apps until it is time to go home.

The first thing I did this morning, was to get one of my loan payments that is due on the first changed to a due date closer to the middle of the month, and the payment deferred to the 15th instead of the 1st. That will relieve me of $547 that I have to pay at the first of the month, and make it easier for me to make my rent on time.

The Dealership called me yesterday and said that my transmission was on back-order, and that I probably wouldn't see it until the last of March. This means that I am stuck with a loaner car until then, and $35 extra per day will be required as payment for that.

This is going to be hard, so instead of my usual 10%, I will now be investing $35/day into my E-trade account until I get my car back.

I need all the help I can get, so investing, at least I can grow the money until I am ready to pay it. I have $125 invested so far.

I am going to be saving up to get another vehicle first thing, once I get this vehicle back on the road.

I am still going to be short this week paying all my bills unless I have some really good days close to the end of the week this week.

I've been eating at the missions (Mission Texarkana and Salvation Army) so I don't have to worry about eating while I am struggling to make ends meet. It's hard, but I am grateful they are there for such a time as this. I can't wait to be in a position to be able to eat out again.

In the meantime, while I am waiting at pick-up spots, I'm playing games on Mistplay to help me earn rewards that will give me gift cards to local eating establshments. I ate at Burger King yesterday morning using one of those rewards.

My step dad said once that I was the only person he knew who could turn two pennies into a dime. I'm glad I am.

Lord, thank You for being my strength and my hope.

I know there is going to come a brighter day and that this, too, shall pass. I pray that my friends understand when I am anxious, and I thank You that You give me the strength to keep working through my fear.

Please be with my children and my lists and provide for their needs. Keep my lists short. Let all that I do glorify YOU in the end.

In Jesus's Holy Name I pray, Amen!

Psalms 30:5

“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

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