So..amid my ramblings and trying to process some thoughts in my head, I thought, "Hey, just share with your bloggy buddies! They already know you're off your rocker and love you anyway!"
Got a great phone call from my MIL this morning. She was so excited because God had moved in some awesome ways this week.
Way #1: My youngest SIL was shopping for shoes for her youngest DD. Out of the blue, an unknown lady gave her $50 to cover the shoes and to use the remainder on herself.
Way #2: Another SIL had just received her scholarship for school when she was approached by an unknown lady. This lady handed her a check for $500 to help with school expenses. My sweet MIL also used this opportunity to share that God had blessed and she needed to remember that.
Way #3: MIL had $30 just "show up" in a wad in her purse. It was wadded up!! Now, anyone that knows my MIL, knows that she is very careful with her money....she doesn't wad it up. God gave it to her! When she called me she was on her way to Wal Mart to share part of that found money with a worker there whom she's had on her mind all week.
He never ceases to amaze me!
Had a good conversation with my little sister Monday. She and I live about an hour apart and we're both guilty of not staying in touch like we should. Isn't it funny how we let so much "stuff' get in our way of lovin' on those we love most??
So...great conviction there about hangin' out with Sis just a bit more.
Let me tell you a bit about Little Sis....she's a single mom of 2 great kids. She's had it really rough at times..sometimes by her own hand, sometimes by things out of her control. She got layed off a few months back and is in the process of getting things together to go back to school. She's also making payments on her own home--unemployed, remember??--She's got a heart bigger than most anyone I know and a true and loyal friend--even when others would give up. She's 13 years younger than me, but I think she's amazing!! She is a strong woman...no doubt.
So...Sis...when you read this, let me know what works for you. I really miss you!!.....and I'm really proud of you!
Yesterday DD surprised DH at work by bringing lunch to him and spending his lunch hour with him. He called me when she left and a literal million dollars wouldn't have made him any happier!! Such a simple thing...an hour of her time, made her Dad the happiest man around.
Why do we think that we have to do something big and elaborate to make someone's day a little brighter?
The birds that have nested on my porch each spring ever since we moved here are back. I was a little concerned that they might not be back this year because their nest is made of mud and was quite literally falling apart. But over a few days I watched them not only repair the nest, but make it bigger!! It was quite something to see and quite a testimony to how much God loves me. He took care of those birds by giving them the ability to fix that nest--and not only fix it, but make it better than it was. If He does that for the birds, He will most certainly take care of me.
“What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows." Luke 12:6-7, NLT
I was sitting on the carport this morning talking to a friend on the phone and a beautiful blue bird landed on my clothesline. (Can you tell I'm into birds??? Seriously....I really love them!!) He was so beautiful and was singing the most beautiful song!! So clear and so loud...it was great!!
Maybe it's just me, but when a beautiful sunny day is born or a beautiful bird is sitting outside my window...when a child laughs or a stranger gives me an encouraging word...I know it's straight from God's heart to mine. And that makes my day full of warm fuzzies......