It’s been a while since we’ve asked for specific prayer for our lives. Right now, we have two big prayer requests that feel a little overwhelming to us.
CRISTINA’S PH.D. WORK
#1: Cristina has been sruggling to finish her Ph.D. for the past few years. She passed her qualifying exams in the fall of 2009, but was unable to write any of her dissertation for the following year and a half. She made a decision to try to finish the dissertation this year and graduate in May of 2012. So far, she has completed a rough draft of her first chapter and has been working on her second chapter for almost seven weeks. Now, she three weeks left to finish the first three chapters of her dissertation so that she can defend her dissertation proposal by Thanksgiving vacation. She needs to be able to concentrate on her writing and not get distracted during the hours that Stephen is home to take care of the kids.
THE MK MEIER BUDGET
#2: Stephen and Cristina are finally settled down into their home in Lake Jackson. Their debts and payments are also settling into a monthly routine as well. They finally went through their budget together last week and found that they are $700 underbudget. That means, they have to figure out how to cut that much money out of their spending and still be able to pay back their debts, bills, health insurance premium and still be able to tithe and put some money into a savings account each month. Please pray for wisdom, especially since we are now coming into the holiday season and there is no extra money for holiday trimmings or gifts.