Wednesday, August 29, 2012

H = Help

I know that I am behind on a lot of things.  One of them is my All About Me posts with Love Kate... G and H!  This week I is due!  I will get caught up.

So, I am taking my letter H and using the word HELP - the hardest thing for me to ever ask for.  It shows weakness, and I don't want people to think that I can't handle it all.  But here is the truth.  I can't.  I need help sometimes.

Here is our story and my request for Help.

Things have been super rough over here at The Hickman Five.  I see our goal of owning a home just slipping away before we can even get started on it.

What has been happening - December of last year Keith changed jobs - something that we thought was going to be a better situation than where he was (his department was closing, but there was no exact time frame).  The job was not what it was promised at all.  Especially the part where you need to sell $30,000 in medication before you even start qualifying for commission.  Well, he moved onto a different position - it was even worse.  Here you were given a draw every month and when you sold something you had to repay the draw first.  You kept falling in the whole faster than you were making sales.  In the 30 days he was there 3 of the 4 people on the team quit, without notice.  Now he is at a place that is better, but the slow season is ending and the way things are structured we are falling more and more behind.

We are praying he sells over $5000 by the end of the week so he at least gets some sort of commission in September.  Otherwise we won't see any sort of commission until OCTOBER! and his salary is just not enough.  We are behind and falling even more so.  We have to come up with $2000 to get all caught up on our bills.  We are in danger of losing our home and our car.  We have 3 days.

I am so excited to share with you how God comes through this time.  He came through in March.  He came through in July.  He will come through again.  He has to it says so in HIS WORD.  God is our provider.  He has to provide for us, since it says He is our provider in His Word and God cannot lie.  He cannot go back on that.

We have not been the best stewards of what God has given us.  I accept that, but God will not take everything from us - even though He could.  It's all His, he could take it all back, but God is not a cruel God.  God is a loving God.

Our trust in the Lord is being tested.  Sometimes we waiver, but we do trust that God will provide.   God will bless the work of our hands.


  1. Hello!

    stopping by from the blog hop :) your newest follower!! hope to hear from you soon!

    xoxo - kylie

    1. Thanks for following! Heading over now.

  2. We are going through an uneasy time right now as well financially. Selling our home, downsizing our family of 6 its' all very unsettling BUT God will take care of us. he WILL provide! So grateful for HIM to lean on!

    1. It's hard to be strong sometimes. I will keep you and your family in our prayers.


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