Sunday, August 31, 2008

A thank you note to God

Matthew 6:25-27
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

No one likes a bargain more than me! I am like an addict when it comes to shopping clearance and yard saling. It makes me SO happy to find a deal. I go yard saling often, especially if there is one in my neighborhood. More times than not I don't find anything, but I am always trying to save money. I have always been this way, even before marriage and children. It's a thrill! Joe says I can tell you exactly what I paid for anything and everything we own!
I have been a very happy person this month! God has provided so many great things for us. He has really shown his faithfulness and provided not only needs but also desires. There have been so many "little" things that we have received. I wanted to take the time to share some of these awesome ways God has blessed our family.
First, Joseph LOVES Thomas the Tank Engine. Anything and everything. Thomas merchandise is very expensive. I have found some really awesome Thomas trains and tracks at yard sales. I am talking like over $200 worth of Thomas stuff. I bought is for $20! I found Thomas pj's and a Thomas backpack. Someone gave us a train table!! I was able to put the things up for his birthday and Christmas. I am so excited and can't wait to see his face.
Some one gave me 4 HUGE boxes of clothes for Joseph. Nice clothes. I have his entire winter wardrobe and even all of next summers clothes. I was able to prepare the rest of the clothes,that were nice but I didn't need, and I am going to sell them at a consignment sale and make some extra cash!
I found nightstands for Bethany and Joseph rooms at a yard sale. I had been wanting to get them nightstands for awhile now.
Yesterday, I stopped at a yard sale late in the day. We found these little battery powered toys for Bethany and Joseph. We bought them both for $5! How perfect is God?! To give us a pink 4 wheeler and blue go cart! The kids have already had their $2.50 worth of fun out of them, and it's SO cute!
Joe and I feel so happy watching them drive around the yard at speeds they could walk faster than! We smile, look at each other and say, "Aren't they cute? How awesome is that!" I think I know how God feels when I "find" my bargains. He is so happy to see my face!
I really could go on and on. These are just a few of the highlights. I am just amazed at how good God is to us! He takes very good care of His children. And the timing couldn't have been better!


shining image said...

I love it when God blesses you too!
He is amazing! Love you, Mom

Jeff, Dana and Hayden said...

Miranda I love a great deal as well and like you get so excited over the small things that God sends our way. Thank you for sharing your blessings and the lessons you have learned. Your faith is contagious!!!