Monday, February 14, 2011

Toilet Paper and Abundant Blessings

So... how do toilet paper and abundant blessings go hand in hand?

My friends~ I will tell you! :)

I was at the grocery store today and was walking down the toilet paper isle trying to find cheap toilet paper for a game I was going to do at a Valentine's Day Party. As I was walking, I saw a woman from our church at the other end of the isle. I was about 90% sure it was her and for some reason did not want to have to deal with chatting with someone that I don't really know, but should definitely stop to say "Hello" to~ pathetic... I know!
So what did I do... I did something that anyone would have done...
I turned around and went the other way... again~ pathetic!
Well, as you could have guessed, the next isle I was in, there she was. I laughed to myself and went to say hello. As I was approaching and we happened to look at each other at the same time, I noticed the TONS of toilet paper she had in her basket. I think she noticed my eyes' direction because she started talking about it. Apparently there is a website you can go to that lets you know all sorts of deals that are going on and different coupons you can print out. This toilet paper~ the good kind, not the paper thin kind~ was only on sale for the day and did not even have a sign posted to recognize the sale.
That's when it hit me~
At first I was not really wanting to chat with the woman, but God put her in my path again, and because of that, I also bought a ton of toilet paper~ which we needed~ on an amazing sale. I wasn't looking for a great deal and would not have found it either because there was no sign for it, but God knew about it and wanted to bless me.
That same day, my husband went to Caribou Coffee totally unaware of the "buy one get one coupon" that was out there. When he arrived, the woman in front of him told him that she wanted to bless him and use her coupon to get him a coffee. Apparently she came into the store with the intention of whoever was behind her in line would receive this blessing. My husband started to order something small, but the woman said, "Come on, you can do better than that~ order anything you want!"
Isn't that like our God~ He wants to bless us HUGE!!! Not just with a small amount that could satisfy our craving, but an OVERFLOWING that knocks our socks off!
I have no doubt that our God wants to bless us with what I like to call "His little hugs". It says in His Word in
Philippians 4:19~ " My God will supply all of my needs according to HIS riches in glory by Christ Jesus!"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Haven't Been Here In A While

I just got done reading over my last post which was 3 years ago and I am still being Changed From Glory to Glory!
In my last post, my mom was healed of cancer. Such a precious gift to have for that time. I have read about so many other families that get the CLEAR sign and are so thankful for that added time they have with their loved one while they are feeling well again! I can't even begin to express to you how greatly I want for my mom to still be healed HERE on this Earth. We had 2 1/2 years more with my mom~ truly a gift that I know not everyone gets. I had wonderful visits and conversations with her, but I YEARN for more. I miss her more than I can even explain.
With things like my mom's death, my friend's death the year before, and heart wrenching other stories about people losing spouses, children, grandparents, friends I have come to realize one thing... life can be short.

We hear that enough don't we?

But, what I am getting at is this... I am not doing exactly what I know I am supposed to be doing with my life and it starts NOW. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am to tell people about Jesus! Even as I write this, the Spirit inside of me is EXCITED for the journey we are about to go on. I repent to the Lord that it has taken me this long, Father forgive me.

I want to be a woman that the devil says as I wake up in the morning, "Oh crap, she's up!!!"


and remember~ Jesus Love You! :)