Windfall Woman

Life and times of an older Brittany Murphy look-a-like still working as a sales executive after experiencing a life changing windfall a year or so ago

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Who do you turn to?



In recent times, I've been rocked to the core with worries. Health scares for my family and me, my beloved dog's and my cousin's death......it's been so much to process. Even the windfall is a stress of sorts. Let me share with you that there are times I awake in the middle of the night wondering if I am doing the right things with it. Am I being generous enough? What is meant for me to do with it? Is there one life in particular that I am meant to touch? No one can accuse me of squandering it, because I have been so conservative. I didn't quit my job. I'm still out there amongst you still. Hoping to find answers, I picked up a book - a brand new one that I bought two years ago. Yes, a brand new lilac colored Bible for women. I had never opened it. Well, now I've been opening it and reading random selections. God, I'm trying. Help me please. Help me do what's right.

14 Comments:

Blogger phoenix said...

WFW, no one could ever accuse you of not caring or being conservative. You have helped many in times of need. Enjoy what you have and keep on doing what you are doing.

Big Hugsssssss

10:42 PM  
Blogger steelcowboy said...

The prayers of the righteous are heard by the Lord; trust in Him, and He shall reveal Himself to you. Open ears may not always hear, but an open heart always will.
While no Parson, if you ever need to chat, drop me an email.. :)

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say WFW: you are the last person who should worry about doing enuf. My, my, my. Giving 10 bucks to that grocery bagger, helping your momma even though she gives you grief, and other stuff you have written about. Naturally we should all question our motives and actions from time to time but don't dwell on it. Be happy and put on a smiley face 'cause it seems to me you have made other folks happy. Anywho, that is how Old Baldy sees things. By the way, that guy who messed up my truck has yet to pay me even though he said the check would go out last Friday. Old Baldy

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Sophmom said...

Be still and listen. Remain open and God will point the way. You *have* had a lot on you. It clutters us up and makes it hard to see. Keep the faith, darlin'.

2:05 PM  
Blogger David said...

happy to offer what little wosdom I have gleaned from the scriptures: "you shall find me when you seek me with all your heart, says the Lord"

praying that the book speaks volumes to you. psalm 27:v 3-4 and verse 13-14

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sounds to me that you are perhaps feeling uncomfortable with your windfall; feeling that bad things are happening to "even out" your good fortune. Bad things happen to everyone, including those who have not won a lot of money. It's like survivors of airplane crashes who feel guilty for surviving. I think alot of stuff is just luck. Everything that has happened to you would have happened even if you had not won your windfall. Enjoy your money - don't waste your life feeling you don't deserve it.

7:09 PM  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

You have the right idea.

Like Steel, I want you to feel free to drop me an email or a phone call.

Jesus said, "Where a man's treasure is there will his heart be also." It aint just about doing the right thing. It is about doing the right thing for you. God doesn't need your money. He just needs you to be a cheerful and generous giver. There aint a difference between your $1000 and my $100. It is all about our hearts. Every penny you have combined doesn't even compare with your love and your attitude.

Sacrifice is sacrifice. All the rest is just number crunching.

5:17 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Hi WW - Thanks for being so thoughtful and generous with your Windfall. I think that you are looking for answers in the right place (that lilac book :)) Maybe your unrest right now is not really about the windfall, but God is using that to draw you closer to Him. An every-day relationship with God is the biggest Windfall ever and I have a sneaky suspicion that this would make you feel more comfortable with decisions about your monetary windfall too.
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust the Lord with all your heart,
and don’t depend on your own understanding. Remember the Lord in all you do,and he will give you success.

8:39 AM  
Blogger David said...

praying that the continuing windfall is a blessing - not a problem for you

12:45 AM  
Blogger purple_kangaroo said...

I'm praying for you . . .

11:12 PM  
Blogger Killired said...

hiya... i just wanted to reply that i bought a book from the teacher store, of all places, called "one minute prayers for women". it's a really nice book and small enough to fit into your purse! there's times i pull it out and read what i need and it truly helps calm me down!

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Monique said...

You know, I've really turned to God in the last year or so. He was there before, but I didn't always give Him a lot of attention. I too bought a new bible several years ago (an NIV to replace my old, unused King James version) with the intent of actually reading it, but never quite got around to it. I made it a New Year's resolution this year, and so far I've been making good progress. And wishing desperately that I had done so long ago. I've had a lot of questions along the way, too. My advice... get a good study bible and find someone knowledgeable who you trust and respect that is willing to aid you in understanding those questions. I crossed paths with an old childhood acquaintance early last year who is now in ministry. He's been my lifeline in that respect. Good luck. And I'm SURE you are doing the right things with your windfall!

2:36 PM  
Blogger David said...

look at all these comments and all these bloggers ( sort of like people only different) who care about you! come on over for a visit - I am trying to write something about prescriptions, and how they help me.
yes I am up at 4:30 am on a Saturday!

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you will find the answers within yourself

1:53 AM  

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