Running Behind, and Owe No Man Anything

Well, it seems that I’m running behind on getting my daily quota of writing in for Nano, but I’m not giving up yet. In fact, I hope to not give up at all, no matter how long it takes me to plod my way through to the finish line. Right now I’m just slightly less than 5k words behind schedule.

I’m not too worried about it, as I’m not writing an actual novel, so I  can’t officially ‘win’ nano to get anything published, but I will get further than I ever have before, and for that I will be grateful and happy.

I’ve been thinking that since I’ve been doing fairly well with this, up to the last few days, that I should have no problem posting on at least one of my blogs on a daily basis, since  I don’t have to do the 1666 words per day  minimum. I should even be able to post on several of my blogs daily and still be under the goal I’ve been striving to reach on a daily basis here.

Thursday, I cleaned windows in the daytime, and then turned around and went to my ‘normal’ job standing at a cash register for five and a half hours. Then when I returned home I had to do payroll for my employees and get some court papers mailed out. That took a bit of time to read to make sure I was understanding everything correctly. The papers were in reference in garnishing a portion of pay on a weekly basis to pay for a debt.

It is not a task I look forward to doing. Generally, it is related to child support payments that several of our male employees were liable for in the past. One previous employee had several older loans he had never paid and we had to garnish his checks for that.

Garnishing is not an enjoyable experience, it’s one I’d rather refrain from if I had the choice, but, I’m not given the choice, therefore garnish I must.

If anyone owes money, it’s better to pay a bit at a time than ignore it or not talk to anyone about it. Generally, if nothing is ever done about it, it will be sent to collections and then it will be too late. Most companies don’t want to work with the individual if they wait until collections are involved before trying to talk to the main company about it as by then they’ve basically washed their hands of trying to get the money themselves.

In the Bible, it says that we are not to owe any man anything.

Romans 13:8:

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

God‘s heart is that we don’t own any person anything. The context for this verse is in the verses above.

Romans 13:5-7:

Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

Owe no man any thing,…

I will have to be honest and say that we are not good at this aspect of stewarding what God has given us. Even with working two jobs, we don’t always have what we need to get our vehicles repaired and that type of thing.

While we are paying down specific bills, other ones have increased during the year which will take longer to pay them down. At least we are working on it, though, and not ignoring what we owe.  Hopefully in another year we’ll have two cards completely paid off, and can then take what we pay on those and pay extra on other ones.

This post 654 words, Messages elsewhere, 263 words. 917 -better than nothing, since I’m running behind.

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