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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!

There Will Be a Day

I woke up at 6:55 this morning after staying up later than I should have, watching "Outlander" last night.

I learned of another death that was significant to the community, someone close to my age who died suddenly and unexpected; and, it made me look at my own mortality. I was unsure how to feel about it. I find 1) My life is shorter than I thought and 2) I'm closer to home than ever!

In a way it scares me. In another way, I find comfort in knowing where I am headed, and I am determined to make the most of the days I have left.

If I have to choose how to feel, I choose the latter.

Yesterday, I was able to fill my pantry with lots of canned veggies, noodles, mac and cheese, Rotel tomatoes, oatmeal, rice, beans and potatoes! I even got a can of Salmon in the mix. I have plenty now, except a few things to make all of that even better.

I started making a list of all the things I still need to add to that to make full meals with. (Hamburger meat, powdered milk, cheese, onions, seasonings, among other things). I contemplated using my cash tips for it, but then remembered that I had been playing games on Rewarded Play between trips and earning Walmart gift cards. I have about $15 saved up for that right now.

My Quickbooks hasn't received payment and I went and checked and found that my card is declining for no reason. After trying for several times to update it, they suspended any updates. So, I called them this morning and spent an hour trying to solve the problem to no avail. I am getting a late start on my day, so it is unlikely I will make what I did yesterday, unless I get some really good trips.

I cooked some more chicken in the crockpot last night while I was sleeping to debone and use in cooking later. I will make a chicken sandwich for breakfast and use the rest later to make chicken mac and cheese with carrots. I might stop at Walmart before I come home to spend cash tips. I'll save my cards for online shopping later.

I did really well yesterday. I made about $200 before I came home. I was very tired, but stayed awake watching Outlander.

The bad thing about binging tv shows online is that you don't want to stop. I kept watching until I couldn't stay awake any longer, then I went to bed around 10:30 PM.

I find I am sleeping heavier lately. I tend to wake up in the middle of the night about to bust and having to run to the restroom, then go back to bed and sleep just as soundly.

I also find it harder to get out of bed when I finally wake up.

I am tired. But, I am now caught up on all my bills. Everything I make today and tomorrow is to pay rent with. After that, I need $31 for my flex account payment on the 19th, and then I owe my car payment on the 27th.

Lord, You know my needs,

Thank You for such a beautiful and profitable day yesterday. It has helped me to catch up on my bills so that I can focus on what I am behind on for a day or so.

Help me get my rent paid so I can pay my taxes, which I am also behind on.

Be with my children and my lists. Make me better today than I was yesterday. Lead me, guide me, show me the way and give me more and better opportunities to serve You.

Be with all those who need Your strength and comfort today as they deal with loss of a loved one on this earth. Jesus said that all those who mourn would be comforted, and I stand on that promise!

In Jesus's Holy Name, I pray, Amen!

Romans 8:18

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”

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