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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.

I look forward to communicating with you all!

God Who Listens

I woke up at 10:45 on Monday, January 9th.

I immediately tried to call my apartment complex office, but got no answer. I tried several times.

I called the dealership, and was told - again - that it would be two more weeks. So, I asked for help with my rent. They refused. I threatened to talk to a lawyer. They refused to speak with me further.

So, I called my lawyer, who told me to wait by the phone (proverbially speaking). She was going to try to get my rent money for me.

She informed me that in a similar case, with a different lot, they were forced, eventually, to give the car buyer a new car with a new contract. She said it was good they were paying my car payment for me up until now.

She was already aware of the impact that Uber and Lyft have on my finances, from a previous suit I had against an insurance company, so I felt comfortable she could help, or refer someone who could.

I ate Sausage Stroganoff for breakfast, because I didn't have beef.

Then, I got ready for work and headed out the door. I would stop by the office, first.

I was assured that they would work with me if I couldn't come up with the whole rent tomorrow, then I went to work.

I went by the lawyer's office and she handed me an envelope. I asked her what she did to get the money. She just looked at me. I told her I would pay her back, but it wasn't going to help me if it happens again next month, and I still don't have my tags. She said, "Hopefully, you will have them in the next two weeks."

We'll see.

I felt so much better after that. My headache was going away. I started doing the math, and I had enough to pay most of the biggest bills this month with the money I had left after paying the rest of my rent.

I went and paid my rent.

I made a little over $100.

Someone gave me a cash tip of $10, so I went to Walmart before I went home. I needed soap for my morning baths. I was almost out.

And with the rest of the money, I splurged and bought some ice cream and chocolate syrup. I felt like I deserved a treat. I haven't had one in so long.

I thanked God for answering last night's prayer.

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