14 AUG 2014 :: It's Thursday...

Finally, I made it through my first week of blog posts...and I am going to find a great focus for this effort, think about the topics that matter to me and to WT, start collecting and drafting posts with more detailed information, etc. 

One of my SMART GOAL efforts is how to do this. In the weeks ahead I hope to clarify my topics, just a bit. I don't want everything to be planned. Life takes us on many paths. I think being spontaneous is important, too. I hope to find balance in the process.

Did I share why I am focusing on a four-day work week for most of WT and my own life, especially in my later years. I probably did. There are quite a few reasons...all of them good. I am praying that GOD will provide the income to achieve this provision for as many as possible.

The idea is to provide basic needs for as many as we can. Part-time hours at a decent wage allows WT to provide for more people. PT hours at $15/hour is close to FT hours at minimum wage. In time, those wages will be paid in housing, food, utilities, etc., for those in Christian Communities. Making it a labor transaction helps keep the books straight, and will allow everyone to see that others are doing the same thing. WT will pay the same wage to everyone.

I debated at one time whether to have levels for trainees, staff, and supervisors, but the idea is to act as if we are a Body of Christ, where everyone has a different task, but we all have the same value.

I had hoped to have all this established by now, but it takes me years and years of prayer to finally be sure of how this should be done. I hope GOD allows me to see it happen before I die.

This wouldn't work for traditional businesses, but it is close to co-op operations. Ministries could replicate this perspective. It is all in how you see yourself in the Body, as part of the world, and how the total business operates. It would [not] be fair if only one person, or a small group, agreed to work at this level and others received top pay and benefits.

As we head toward the Antichrist, a lot of our survival issues will need to be reflected in our ministry operations...on site or through cash payments. This is why we must prepare for the decline the Bible tells us is coming.

I better get going.  Will see you again on Monday, GOD willing. May your days be filled with mercy and grace and love and peace.

13 AUG 2014 :: Here I am again, trying to focus on what is most important.

I won't be able to sit at the computer much longer, am already over my limit. Just wanted to share a few lines and keep my efforts going. Accomplishing goals are always a challenge. Everything seems to interfere when we set our sights on something.

Reading the news is depressing, most of the posts on Facebook are negative. Everyone wants to "prove their point" by sharing the worst stories and making it focus on their views. The Bible tells us that our hearts will grow cold because of the abundance of [sin, evil, harm, etc.] and it is growing very apparent that this is happening. Families are destroyed by the increase in isolation. Technology isolates us. We are the sum of what the internet tells us.  That is not good.

I am working on creating an 1800 calories per day lifestyle...finding out how much I can eat within that amount. I am hoping to get down to 140 lbs again...as soon as possible...within my limitations. I have been trying to deal with portion control for years. GREGORY, THE TERRIBLE EATER, is another kids story I loved when my children were small. Hope you read it.

I have to go. I will write again when I can.  (My work week is Monday thru Thursday, remember that!     :-)     )

In Christ,

Deborah Martin

12 AUG 2014 :: Trying to keep up with the goal

Sorry, not well today, but am making a last minute effort to write something on my blog.

Today has been a focus on GOAL SETTING in the morning hours. I created some extra forms to try to clarify my goals and find a way to make better to-do lists each day. I have a top-ten list that I am trying to utilize. I got the idea from Brian Tracy materials. Now I have evolved to a weekly GOAL LIST process and am working on how to make those into daily to-do lists.  I hope to share my efforts in print with my Inmate projects and at Etsy for sales to others and income options for me. I started working on this process in January and hope to get it figured out by DEC, when I will focus on the New Year and setting goals.

Sitting too long makes me ill, so I was forced to lay down and have been there since. I can't write much more, but no sleep makes me want to try to get something done. I am trying to go through emails, twitter, and facebook, if I can.

I was sad to hear about the death of Robin Williams. I don't think he was saved, so his eternity is sealed, whatever it is. I later heard that Lauren Becall ( I don't know how she spells her name. ) also died. I loved to watch her movies. I think having a relationship with GOD and Christ and the Holy Spirit makes our lives different, and our deaths. I wish everyone could be saved, but that doesn't seem to be possible, especially in the End Times.

I have to go. I will try to write more as the days pass. I will find the best pattern for my efforts as we go through these efforts.  :-)

I am praying for an enormous blessing, please pray with me. There are many needs for WT and myself. I don't expect to live much longer myself, so I would like to see some things started before I go. Pray that GOD will allow me these things.  Thanks.

11 AUG 2014 :: Trying again

I've been praying for some time about all the issues I am dealing with...and whether to blog through them, but I am not sure that is the answer. I want to blog, but there are only so many things one person can do. I am not Superwoman.

The news is a little slow in the recess. Everyone seems to be plotting their strategy for the election that is ahead of us. I mailed a letter with my suggestions for America on the topics of Inmate Income, Immigration, and Taxes -- I think those were the main one. I still need to write about the Education issues, but that would be a long letter by itself.

Does it really help to write to the government about anything? I would be so sure. I call it a quicksand organization, probably in more departments than I have had personal experience. It may be that no one is really in charge. This is good when your leadership view is in charge, but who represents the best interests of America? It's always the party's needs, the need to get re-elected, the agenda. Every citizen is an individual view. I wonder if they would reduce their pay and benefits if the economy went bankrupt.

When I get more organized I will post my writings somewhere...here, my website, or both. I need a big help from GOD right now...so I hope He comes through. I hate to think about the future we face in a world that hates GOD, the Bible, and anyone affiliated with them.

I see the trend right now is a bit on the negative side, so I better go for now. I will try to write more focused posts as the days go by.

My planned workweek for WT is Monday through Thursday...Sabbath details on Friday and Saturday...and I haven't figured out Sunday yet. The divide between being a Jew, and adopted Jew through faith in Christ, and a Christian is a difficult one to pass through. I am still walking that prayer.

Naturally there will be jobs that go 24-hours (Respite Centers), and flexible hours on other days, but the goal is to care for as many people as possible (part-time hours), improve families (4-day work weeks), and cover basic needs in a wide variety of ways.

Once we get our sales going, our offices established, and our outreaches organized, members will have a great choice of benefits to enjoy.  I so hope and pray that GOD will let me get it going. I doubt anyone else will care like I do, or have the background and focus that I do. This is why I was born, but just in case GOD takes me soon, I want to get it all on paper. Pray GOD finally helps me.