Sunday, August 4, 2013

Christian Healthcare Insurance?

Hi again, friends! I have recently been researching some Christian Healthcare Insurance companies. These are ministries where you invest your monthly share, it goes to help folks in need, and then when you need medical help, the ministry can help you pay your medical bill. I am interested in your feedback. Have you ever worked with a company like this? What were your pros/cons? Please kindly weigh in on this issue WITHOUT NAMING THE COMPANY. I'd really like to know what you think on the following three issues: 1. Is there a need for another additional insurance if one chooses to go with one of these plans? 2. How much would you save to cover all of the things these plans do not cover (deductible, well care, maintenance care, pre-existing conditions, etc)? 3. Do you consider this insurance biblically sound? Why or why not? Thanks for your feedback.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Glimpse of My Heart {Currently}

Those of you who really know me, know that I can tend to be impulsive. I love ideas. I despise details. I am the one who gets distracted by deciding to clean out a toybox, bedroom, or basement in a moment's notice. I am the one who has a great idea for a party that never comes together. I am the one with a list that is never finished. With a project forgotten. To be truthful, I hate this about myself. This has got me thinking: There are three things that I have actually been consistent about in the past 5 years: my faith, homeschooling, and building our independent consultant business. I have been excited, even passionate about many things that have gone by the wayside, yet these 3 remained. I have been wondering why. Here are my thoughts on each... My faith is the cornerstone of who I am. With my faith comes a deep desire to learn more, teach others, and serve with a thankful heart. I have been changed, plain and simple. I am not who I was, but am now fully who I was intended to be! My faith is not impulsive, or a spontaneous emotion, but rather the core of my very being. It is who I am. Homeschooling started for us as a necessity of sorts. We could not afford the Christian school we wanted our children to attend and knew that there had to be another option. We currently homeschool using public school curriculum. It has become a way of life for us. My husband commented today that we are schooling 24-7, 365 and he is right. We feel called to bless our kids in this way. We respect our friends who have chosen other options, but as for me and my house, this feels right. It is who We are. Our home based business has provided us flexibility, income, and the blessing of inviting others into our circle through our team. Through our business we have been able to pray with others and do life together. We have celebrated, mourned, applauded, and cried with people. It has brought us joy and we have laughed harder in the past 2 years than we ever have! We have met some amazing people, traveled to some awesome places, blessed others financially, and met our own financial goals. It is who We want to be known for. I think that my past impulsiveness has been because I never fully knew who/what I wanted to be when I "grew up." Now, I do... I am a woman of great faith. We are a homeschooling family. We are business owners. And in these 3: We are lovers of life... Lovers of adventure... Lovers of people... And lovers of the God who created this time for us to simply be. And, guess what? I am content.