Thank you so much for these words of encouragement and advice. I am trying to make changes in long and entrenched habits (“a good deal” doesn’t matter if you don’t need it 🙂 ) and at the same time trying to get long term plans in place. It’s hard to take more control and yet give God all control–I have a hard time wrapping my head around that. But I know that He is using this study to make changes and that His timing is perfect in my life. Although I am setting long term plans and goals, my motto is one that our pastor used in a sermon not long ago– “Do the next right thing.” Thanks again!