ONE OF THOSE WEEKS…!
At times our faith will be tested,
With all signs of progress arrested…
Not enough cash
For medicine or “mash”,*
Praying the next hill can be crested.
I like “donuts” except when driving,
On them, worried for their surviving…
Over a week,
I’m up a creek
Without a paddle, with no income deriving!
Not having much to give at church
Being income-limited in a lurch…
Don’t know how we’ll get to
Our medical debts, too,
Seems rather an awkward perch.
We’re eating less all the time,
The weight loss makes it almost fine…
Have to recalculate
What hasn’t been “ate”
If blood sugars get out of line.
We try to do the best that we can,
Them we’re hit with another charge or head slam…
Times tougher will be,
We are still trainees
Enduring to follow God’s plan.
We do not blame God for our own
Sins and maturity ungrown…
As the budget goes splat
We are more aware that,
Every saint will struggle before reaching Home.
*”mash”…as in the English/British term, “bangers and mash”…refers to specifically mashed potato, and in general, food. Bangers and mash…an English/Irish delicacy…refers to sausage and mashed potato, often with an onion or other favored gravy. “Bangers” are called that apparently because the sausage casing pops open (bangs) when cooked. (info from Ask.com, and elsewhere)