Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Random Blessings



I have sooooo much to be thankful for...so many gifts from God.
Here's a few of the blessings God has given...
There is such a very long story behind these pictures concerning God's work in my life and His teaching me to pray, trust, believe, accept, quit worry, daily bread, faith...
For over 2 months our family had been without a vehicle...(we borrowed David's car - smile), God, through the help of one of His other children, provided this 2001 Crown Victoria for us.
What an incredible blessing it has been!!


Not only does God supply our needs, He delights in giving us gifts just because.
Although I understand the unspeakable joy I receive when I am able to give one of my own children a gift - something I know they've had their eye on, something I know will make them happy and bring a big smile -- I still find it hard to believe that God, my heavenly Father, also finds that great joy in giving to me! Yet His Word speaks of this.

When I arrived home from our trip to VA and PA -- this Keurig coffee maker was waiting for me just inside my door. You cannot imagine how absolutely surprised and DELIGHTED I was!! I kept asking my family who bought it for me. I checked the address over and over and my name stayed right there on the label!! But no one knew where it had come from. Upon opening the box I found the name of the giver and kind words -- they had wished to remain unanimous but the company had made a mistake and added it. Tears were streaming down my cheeks as I lifted this gift - a coffee maker - but not just any one - THE ONE I had been wanting...
It sounds so simple, almost silly, but I love (enjoy) coffee. God has seen to it that I will have coffee -- (a long story of how I had run out of coffee and budget money and through my mail slot on 2 different occasions, (each time as I had used the last grind), coffee samples (Millstone and then Folgers) dropped through my mailslot. The neighbors tell me they received none!).
Then the Keurig coffee maker with 18 pods.
Then $20.00 gift certificate to Starbucks.
Then 2 packets of flavored coffee = 4 pots.
Then a 1 pound bag of Millstone Cinnabon flavored coffee.
All gifts!!

As I write I am gulping back tears..."if you like to give good gifts to your children, how much more do I love to give gifts to mine" - Char's paraphrase. Unless you have been walking the road where I have been the last 4 months none of the above will make a lick of sense. That's ok -- it's between my Heavenly Father and me.

Another blessing -- Kenwood Kidz.
This year's Joseph (Daniel Neff) and Mary (Emily Welsh).
God's call to Children's Ministry has been one of my biggest blessings. You just gotta love children!!!


Remember the pretzels? -- another of life's joys -- Wawa Tea -- nothing like it. Only in Philadelphia!


Christi found this Coach purse at a Mennonite Care and Share.
Brand new, all tags....$8.50!
We're going to list it on e-bay and split the profit. Right now they're selling for well over $100.00. Yippee!!


That's about it...
Count your blessings, name them one by one...
You can NEVER outgive God!!!

11 comments:

Michele said...

Thank you for sharing your blessings with us! I too marvel at The God who cares so much for us and knows the deepest desires and wants of our hearts. God is good all the time!

Julie said...

I enjoyed reading about your recent blessings! I received a coffee maker very similar for Christmas only mine is the Bosch Tassimo...I love it. Have fun with the money you make on the Coach purse! :-)

Lori said...

Very awesome post!!!

Nancy said...

Great post worth re reading! I just might do that ! I'm drooling over the purse....hope you make big $$ on it!(like I NEED one more purse...LOL)

Bryan and Marsha said...

Is it they wished to be "unanimous" or should it be "anonymous"? Just wondering?

Char said...

OOOOHhhh!! You got me! Do you know that I even stopped and looked at that word?! I HATE when I do that! I HATE it even more when you catch it!!!

Andy, Dixie, and Bean said...

Thank you for this post!

Jana said...

Simply amazing!!! Wonderful! My siblings and I got my dad a Keruig for Christmas. Very nice!!

We are certainly blessed!!

Miller Crew said...

Wonderful isn't it! When out of nowhere God uses someone to give us some joy in our lives! Sorry I took so long in writing back to you! If you read my post it says why. I can't believe David is 18!!!! When I was there they were all so little and rambunctious!!!(sp?) Now it's my turn to have the rambunctious ones:) Want to babysit??:) Anyways, I hope your Cristmas was wonderful! Write soon as you can! I would love to keep in touch as I'm sure you have lots of good advice!

Vonnie said...

So thankful for the blessings God has given you! I see Bryan and Marsha have already given you a hard time about the unanimous/anonymous debacle. :)... so I won't.... but I really want to. hahaha!!

Char said...

I was going to change it but because it has caused such annoyance, I shall leave it alone.