Sunday, October 23, 2016
Ya' Just Can't Outgive God!
A couple was just walking their dog out in the street and I beckoned them to the sale. First they nodded "No", but the man couldn't resist my pleading, as well as my oohing and aahing over their dog which I remarked "His little face looks like a dachshund", and the man's reply was "He IS a dachshund -- a long haired dachshund!" Who knew? He came to look and sure enough he saw this scale and said, "OH, my mom hates her digital scale. She'll like this one so much more (it was the old style). I snapped this photo as they were leaving. I couldn't resist because I could just imagine folks saying "Look at that guy. They're going for a walk with their dog AND their scale. He probably walks a block, then puts the scale down and weighs to see if he lost any weight yet!" LOL!
Another lady saw Karen's decorative plate sets for sale and when Karen heard her say "Oh I remember my mom's collection of plates. I'd love to do that, too." Of course, Karen gave her the best ever deal for them all.
There was plenty at the end of the sale for a family in need to decorate their home with lots of household and decorative items remaining. What a blessing for them AND us!
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It was just "puppy love" that brought my Honey and I together at the ages of 13 and 12. We eventually married at the "mature" ages of 18 and 17. And that's when our faith journey began. Over the years, we encountered many opportunities to stretch our faith, especially when our babies were very sick, when financial situations were out of control, and when our marriage relationship had some rocky periods.But we made it through those times by our strong faith and trust in God. But never was our faith more challenged, than when my 63 years "young" husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Fortunately, the 44 years of marriage and faith-building experiences, caused us to "weather the storm", and still remain in peace and strong in our faith. This "peace that passed understanding" compelled me to blog and share the principles that caused our faith to be unwavering and continues to give me the joys of living large! I'm still here, so I'm not done!. I pray you will grow in your faith as you, not only read the blogs, but apply the principles to your own life -- for the good times, and especially for those times that seem so overwhelming.