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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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Live Out Loud

I woke up two hours early this morning and couldn't go back to sleep, so I got up and got ready to work.

Before I went to work, I ate at the Golden Corral. I figured I might as well start the New Year off right. It is Sunday and it is New Year's Day, so there weren't many places to eat to choose from.

The Golden Corral was open, praise the Lord, but there wasn't any Black Eyed Peas on the bar anywhere. I ate plenty of greens though.

It wasn't a religious thing. It's just tradition. I wasn't eating for good luck. But the food is good. And, if tradition dictated that I eat well, who was I to counter tradition?

I don't think Jesus is going to be mad at me about it.

And then I went back to work.

This year I decided I was not going to worry about my bills. If I had enough to pay them, I had enough, and if I didn't I didn't. My job is to do what God gave me to do, and to do it well, and let God bless me through that. If He wanted me to have enough to pay my bills, He would pay me through the work that I do.

I decided I was not going to worry about being homeless, after all, I was planning on being home-free in a year anyway. It was actually a load off my back not to have to worry about it anymore.

I decided I was not going to make plans beyond "today". For instance, I wasn'tgoing to say that next week I planned to do this or that, because Jesus tells us to live one day at a time.

If I have more today or less, so be it. If I am alive, then I am where He wants me.

It was a very slow day businesswise. I sat at the Randy Sam's homeless shelter, watching the comings and goings. I watched five people get into a van and take off. Then, someone else take their clothes out of their car to rearrange it. Several other people walked down the road.

I used to know all the homeless in Texarkana. Now, most of them were new. I rarely ever saw one that I knew anymore.

GrubHub called me to work so I had to go.

I was pretty steady for a few hours and then it stopped again. It's New Year's Day I didn't expect to be too busy but I hadn't done too bad. I broke my $100 barrier, then decided to go home.

When I got home. I couldn't take the dogs outside again because the neighbors were shooting fireworks still. I would take them out in the morning when it's quieter.

I decided to watch "The End of the World". I was ready for something different. And, my night wound down. I'm gonna live out loud. Are you hearing me?

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