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#1 freedhardwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:06 AM

Things are changing really fast for my wife and I lately.

I had been looking at a new venture, but had decided against it for several reasons. Then a couple weeks ago, I got my life straightened out with God. I felt that I was supposed to pursue that venture and when I did, some of the things that held me back started falling in place.

Next week is my last week at the place I've worked for 6 years. One week ago I brought home what I truly believe God guided me to get for this next job. 2015 Dodge 3500 crew cab, dual wheel, 4x4, Cummins, with goose neck and bumper hitch. There are some features on that pickup that I didn't think were necessary, but have since found that they could be needed on some loads. God Knows what we need whether we do or not.

 

I live by a very large Amish community. They hire people to haul there stuff. Cabinets and new trailers make a large portion of what goes out of this area. Trailers mostly go to eastern states; cabinets go all over the US. There is a lot of cabinet short hauls as well as local (10+miles)work hauling just about anything.

 

On many of the short hauls, I will be the third man installing cabinets. Leave early morning, install, home that evening. There is a very large building going up right now for an Amish granite counter top business less than a mile from my house. I may pick up some of that work.

 

Right now,I don't know where my first load is coming from, and that is a little scary after buying that pickup and quitting my job. I have always held a tight control on my life and work, and I know that is why I've always had trouble staying right with God. I firmly believe He guided me to do this to learn how to trust Him.

I have only taken a half dozen Sundays off in the last 3 or 4 years. From now on, I'm not working any Sundays and I'll be going to church. It feels really strange just sitting here this morning not working.

 

 

After saying all that, there is more going on that is making us trust God more than ever. My wife found out that she has cancer again. They caught it very early and are very positive about treatments knocking it down, but as several of you know, it isn't something that anyone wants to go through.

 

There has been several times in the past that many of you asked for prayer and that wasn't a part of my life at the time. I am sorry for that now because I realize that is the most important thing we can do.


Edited by freedhardwoods, October 04, 2015 - 06:21 AM.

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:16 AM

Good luck and may God bless you and your wife!


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:32 AM

Well wishes on you new career . Be thinking of you and your family .
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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:48 AM

Good Luck. God will guide you through.


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 07:19 AM

Good luck with your new venture. Prayers that all will be well for you and your wife .


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 08:10 AM

A man who places his trust in, and asks the All mighty for guidance , can never fail!


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 08:16 AM

Sounds like you are going on a wonderful adventure with the best guide known to man.  Getting right with and following God doesn't always result in things that appear normal or make sense in any way.  It does, however, always lead to something that will make us better and our lives complete.  The past is the past and nobody should hold that against you although there will be some that keep bringing it up.  Keep strong and focused and you'll be fine.  Prayin for you.


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 09:45 AM

Hope all works out. wishing you the best.


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 11:57 AM

Good luck on your new venture. It always a little scary stepping out in faith when you don't know the outcome.
Prays for you and your wife.

I had a friend who bought a HD dually Dodge with 24' gooseneck flatbed, he did very well hauling "hotloads" within about 3-4 hr trip
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Posted October 04, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Around home hot shot delivery service for the coal mines and steel mills was a major business. A fella could make a few grand a week himself if he didn't mind not having a life.

Not much work in that area these days though.

Hope it all works out for the best for you. It would be a scary step out there!
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Posted October 04, 2015 - 03:43 PM

Good luck for you and the family.


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 05:16 PM

Good luck and congratulations. Keep the faith and may God bless your wife and your journey.



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Posted October 04, 2015 - 05:33 PM

Way to grow your faith! :thumbs:

 

(Be sure you read the verse in my signature.) :thumbs:


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:25 PM

Way to grow your faith! :thumbs:

 

(Be sure you read the verse in my signature.) :thumbs:

This is a scary, new position for me to be in. Verses like that do help. Thanks



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Posted October 04, 2015 - 08:07 PM

In 2002, I was given the opportunity to take an early retirement. I wasn't even 60 yet and hadn't given retirement a thought. I was pretty confused about what to do and my wife and mother were no help. In the middle of the night, I was in a state of sorta' sleep and a voice spoke the words of that verse to me. I was unfamiliar with the words and had to go to the Bible and look them up. I'll never forget!


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