It is such a beautiful day here at the cottage. I'm home from our homeschool co-op while papa fills in for me. I have a bit of a cold or sinus something. It came on during a heavy rainstorm a couple days ago. I hope it will leave just as quickly. No word yet on hubby's interviews last week, so the job hunt continues. I am amazed at God's provision.
Next week it will be three months since we closed the restaurant and our income ceased. We didn't have enough money saved to last this long. BUT GOD! No unemployment. No food stamps. BUT GOD! I don't even understand it all, BUT GOD! In his infinite wisdom, and mercy, God continues to provide for us. I just know he has something good for Lowell that he's working out. I've just got to hold on, have faith, and keep on the sunny side.
~ We received gifts of money from three dear people at our church last Sunday. Thank you Kiki, Randy, and Georgia! These gifts really touched my heart, because I know that they were given in love sacrificially.
~ We received free dinner last night when we volunteered to make phone calls before the Republican debate. Thank you!
~ My dad visited and brought us meat, laundry soap, toiletries, and lots of other things. Thank you Dad!
~ I didn't go shopping. I used what I have on hand with the addition of a few things hubby picked up for me.
~ I received cotton yarn in the mail. Thank you Sandi!
~ I reviewed some items for free for Amazon sellers. I guess the years of book reviewing and leaving reviews on Amazon have paid off. Here's my Amazon profile with my reviews. Kendra wrote about becoming a reviewer without a blog. Thank you Kendra!
~ Friends helped pay for my son to play miniature golf with the teens. Thank you Adells!
~ Thank you God for all these wonderful blessings!
~ My girls made a delicious taco salad with things we had on hand with the addition of some cheese, chips, and taco seasoning.
~ My Emily made an old recipe, Kitchen Cupboard Salsa, that we've made for years to go with the taco salad. It's so good, we ate it all! It's better than what you can buy in the store, but it's easy to keep the ingredients on hand.
Well, this turned into a How God's Blessed Us post rather than a thrifty post. But it just goes to show you how God takes care of those who love him.
God is no respecter of persons. What he has done for me, he will do for you. Does that mean he will provide in the same way? No. But he might. He wants you to cast your burdens and fears and doubts on him. He wants you and me to trust him to do us good and to take care of us... no matter what our eyes see... no matter what our ears hear.
Fear not, He is indeed with us.
He will neither leave us nor forsake us.
No matter what.
How are you blessing your family with your thrifty ways this week?
...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
on a short shoestring budget!
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