You may or may not be aware of the potential (at least that is the state of things while I write this) government shutdown and it's effect on military pay. It is an unwelcome trial in ours and other military families' lives, but we are hopeful.
I, especially, am grateful for the Spirit in my life. Because of it I followed promptings to buy more food than I usually do so our freezer and pantry are full. To hold off on doing/paying some things that can wait so we have enough to cover our bills for the next month. For both of us to have full tanks of gas right now.
We are so very very blessed.
But not everyone is prepared, in fact many aren't. For them we are praying that our country's leaders can put their differences aside and finish this. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated too.
And we are praying for those who are even less fortunate than us; we will eventually get our paychecks. Many won't get that luxury.
But most importantly, we are so grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It makes all the difference.