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Monday, November 24, 2008

These are uncertain times ......

Philips to lay off 1600 workers

this is very close to "home" ..... but thank God so far He has preserved hubbie's job. however, changes and restructuring are the "norm" in this challenging economic situation so we are praying.

Everything is in His hands.

On the practical side, i guess we juz have to "count our pennies" and be good stewards of our resources and be as frugal as we can be!

aaaaaarghh..... i hate to be in such a situation! hehehehe .... reminds me of some 10 years ago when we were really tight financially after we bought the apartment and i have to think long and hard (and many times over) whether i should buy this book that i wanted to buy. and after a long time....... i had to put the book back onto the shelf! have no wish to be in that situation ever again! ;)

Once again, i have to remind myself with this passage from Matthew 6 : 25 -34

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.


Ruiwen said...

It's a penny-pinching Christmas in Singapore too.. but thank God for what we have, esp what can't be taken away!

ps/ your baby girl is really very cute :)

Ms Long said...

rui, i so so so agree with you about that which cannot be taken away! hallelujah!

p/s thks ;)