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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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Running Home

I woke up at 11 am.

It's funny how 24 hours can change everything.

Yesterday was an especially good day, until I got home.

My car has experienced bad vibrations as I drive the speed limit. When I let go of the wheel, it would veer off to the right pretty quick. I was concerned. But, it had been doing that for about a month, and it was getting worse.

However, the car itself was running good, and every time I would take it to someone to look at and complain, I was told, "Well, your car is always going to vibrate a little. That's normal."

I drive my car 10-16 hours a day sometimes - every day. I know what my car is supposed to feel like. I know when something is not right.

I got a trip request to go to Dallas yesterday, but it cancelled before I could get gas into my car to prepare for it. Then, they requested again, but before I could pull out of the lot where I was parked, they cancelled again.

Then, I got a trip request that took me right by Daniel's New and Used Tires. On the way back, I got another trip request that I accepted, but this time I quickly cancelled it myself, as I felt the "nudge" to go to Daniel's one last time.

When I got there I described what was happening. I told them, "I know my car. Something is not right. I am an Uber driver. I need a safe car." I asked him to check to see if the tires on the front were even the same size.

He told me, "Ma'am, I see a lump in your tire. You are about to have a blow-out."

I got a new tire.

No more vibration.

God just saved me from having a blow-out on interstate going to Dallas. It could have been fatal.

I never felt so good about spending $120 before. I was thankful I had my credit card.

I made enough to cover all of my bills until my big one on the 15th, which is $527 and will be auto-drafted out of my account. I have ever confidence I'll have the money before then. After that, I can work on three other bills, and then the rent, which I will have enough to pay both months by the 1st of the month, as I promised my apartment managers.

Especially now that I feel confident about working out of town again.

I came home last night and found an eviction notice on my door.

Today, I have to go and talk to them. In the meanwhile, I am begging for help finding a home for my babies.

I think I may have a home for them...but it isn't settled until I get them there. I am praying it works out.

And, if I have to, I have a cousin who is willing to help me with a roof over my head and place to sleep, until I get myself worked out.

It looks like God is preparing the way for me to start my ministry, after all. Like it or not.

I'm trusting God, and as bad as this is for me right now, I actually have peace about it all - except the situation for my baby-dogs. Until I can get them settled elsewhere, there is no peace there.

Lord, You are my hiding place.

Thank You for saving my life yesterday. I feel more confident I can work more effectively.

Please be with me today as I talk to the apartment managers. Help me to find a place for my baby dogs so I can rest knowing they are safe and well cared for. And, help me get through this latest blow from Satan.

I know that whatever happens, You have YOUR hand in it. I know YOU are looking out for me, and that YOU will fight for me. You will place me where YOU need me to be.

Be with my children and my lists.

In Jesus's Holy Name, I pray, AMEN.

Hebrews 13:14

“For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.”

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