Monday, September 8, 2008

Angie and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

This was my absolute FAVORITE book growing up. I have very vivid memories of my mom reading this to me and if given the choice I would almost always choose to read this book...I don't know what that says about me as a child:) Anyway, from the moment he wakes up with gum in his hair, things just do not go Alexander's way. At breakfast, Alexander's brothers Nick and Anthony reach into their cereal boxes and pull out amazing prizes, while all Alexander ends up with is . . . cereal. The situation does not get any better at school, in fact it gets worse. No wonder Alexander wants to move to Australia! In Australia, everything is upside down, so he thinks that this would be the perfect place for him to live. Well I have had a couple of Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days around here too. Let me backtrack..last month Mark and I finally became debt free, after years of living in debt it was honestly the most liberating feeling besides childbirth that I have ever experienced. Many, many months of prayer, and sacrifice allowed us to achieve this goal. I would highly recommend Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover to anyone facing the same challenge. Since then, Mark and I have really been under attack. We both just feel like now that the financial obstacle has been removed...(Praise the Lord!!) there are now 10 more to face. Can anyone relate??? Today was just the topper on a bad weekend. My IDENTITY WAS STOLEN!!!! Someone in Arizona has all my bank account information, address, phone number....everything. And I have to be honest, it's a really weird feeling that there's someone out there pretending to me!!!! Fortunately my bank will be refunding all the money, and they seem to know exactly who is stealing from us but it has been a giant struggle today. It's soooo funny how our Lord works. This morning I started a great study, Believing God, by Beth Moore, and just today I was given a five statement pledge of faith:

  1. God is who He says He is.
  2. God can do what what He says he can do.
  3. I am who God says I am.
  4. I can do all things through Christ.
  5. God's work is alive and active in me.

Satan wasted no time in testing whether or not I believe these words to be true. After re-reading what I wrote down this morning I know that our promised lands are places of great victory over our enemy. I know God is constantly at work in our lives but I feel it...I mean I really feel like I can't breathe sometimes because of what He is trying to teach me. My prayer is that I will get it this time!!!! If you get a chance to read Alexander's book I promise it will make you smile:) After I found it on Ryan's shelf this afternoon my day seemed a lot lighter!


Kylie said...

I started Beth Moore's Believing God this morning, too!
Anyway, I am SO sorry about the identity thing- that is awful and after working SO hard to get your name and credit cleared. I will definitely be praying for you and your family that all will be straightened out to even better than before.

Caryn said...

Angie I am SO sorry and sorry I didn't take the time to ask more about your bad day earlier. That is so frustrating and what a horrible feeling. It's like being accused of a crime you didn't commit (wonder who could relate to that...maybe Jesus :)) So glad your study has provided some encouragement.

On a seperate note I remember that book vividly as well and remember loving it! That poor Alexander I always felt so bad for him.

Love you!

Mindy said...

Bless your heart! I can't believe that has happened to you. Crazy. I will say prayers for you. In the midst of such a bad day like Alexander's, your post was still uplifting with your words. Thanks for that. Hope and pray everything is resolved quickly!

Hugs to you!!!

shannonmichaelis said...

All that and a quick phone call from me not asking how your life was! Derek & I have been able to stay debt free - so liberating! And I canot imagine living in a sea of debt trying to suffocate me. Maybe find it a compliment that someone wants to be Angie Wood? Sorry about the stolen identity.

Blessings from the Reeds said...

Oh Angie, I am so sorry. What a day! I am covering you in prayer right now. Bless your heart. Thinking of you today.

Angie Werley said...

Angie! I am so sorry about the stolen identity thing. Yuck! I will be praying that clears up quickly. How awesome to hear you guys are debt free! I LOVE Dave Ramsey! I am definitely a fan. Believing God by Beth Moore changed my life! You are going to love it. I still think about those statements daily. And when I taught school, Alexander and the terrible day was one of my favorites to read to the kiddos. Jr. high kids could relate. :) I love keeping up with you and your sweet family on this blog. We miss you guys!

Melissa said...

Believing God is basically the reason my family is alright. Makenna says the pledge of faith most every night. You will love all God has to teach you. Life-Changing!!!!!!
and why ya' gotta be sportin' that green and gold? haha. i know you bleed red and black ;)