I've been looking for a Dachshund for a very long time. I want my younger children to have the puppy experience. There aren't any breeders in my area. In looking on-line, I have found that they cost $700 and up! The baby I've been waiting and wishing for was a major budget buster! Not only do I not have money like that to spend on a puppy, it doesn't fit with the thrifty woman I have become. ~smile~
You may know that I've been rereading The Circle Maker. It's about praying bold prayers. So, I named my puppy and started praying.
According to Psalm 37:4, "Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart." We must remember that God likes to do things properly and in good order. The "Delight yourself in the LORD" comes first. Prayer, praise, worship, just being aware of His presence are all ways of delighting in the Lord. Being thankful to Him and recognizing His hand at work and the beauty of His creation are also ways to delight in the LORD.
Meet Lucy! She's eight weeks old. She's added a whole new dimension to our family's life.
One last thing- it bothered me just a tiny bit that she was not full Dachshund at first. Then, the LORD reminded me that even Jesus had a little Gentile blood in him from Rahab and Ruth. Oh how sweet God is to us.
Thank you God!
Thank you Jesus!
So, the next thrifty week post should be back to normal. Hmmm... what exactly will normal look like with a new puppy, a new business, mothering and homemaking?
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage