Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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While looking for something in the pocket of my Bible cover and feeling frustrated that it wasn't there, I made an amazing discovery.  Someone had slipped in a $25 American Express gift certificate when I wasn't looking. Talk about an unexpected surprise. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

83


This clunky boot is on my left foot, so I am still able to drive.

Having to wear it has entitled me to the luxury of a handicapped parking permit.

Kind friends and neighbors dug my car out for me when it snowed.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

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For several days I'd been meaning to make soup for a friend in my complex, but never got around to it until today.  Then it started raining and I didn't know how I would get it to her since I can't walk in the rain with the boot on my foot.  However, God had the timing and the details all worked out.

He knew my neighbor would be home with two sick children today and that it would be the best time to surprise her with a home cooked meal.  He also knew it would be raining, and I would need help delivering it.  The solution?  He sent our maintenance man over to do some repairs in my kitchen, and while he was taking care of them, the soup was done. When I told him who it was for, he said he was headed to that building next, and could take it over for me

Friday, January 15, 2016

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Today I was feeling discouraged about the pain in my heel, the doors that have unexpectedly closed in my face, and all the things in my life that aren't the way I'd like them to be.  It was also the day God cheered me up by sending me flowers.

 You see, last October, when a friend's daughter was recovering from serious surgery, I was able to lend a helping hand by driving her son to school, and my God who sees the end from the beginning, knew way back then that a January morning was coming when I could use a happy surprise.  And so it was, that on this particular day, instead of any other, He laid it on my friends' heart to bring me a beautiful bouquet of roses to thank me for what I had done.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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Before



For almost four years I tried every remedy I could think of to get rid of a very irritated spot on the inside of my thumb.  OTC lotions, prescription creams, essential oils.  Sometimes it looked as though it was starting to heal, but never beyond this point.

After
One day I was surprised to notice an unexpected change. Whether it was the effect of a new hand cream I was using or not I'll never know, but within a couple of weeks it had completely disappeared. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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My miracle geranium that got resurrected from the one small stem with a couple of unaffected leaves on it that I managed to salvage after the stinkbugs destroyed the rest of the plant several years ago, had been growing and flourishing until I brought it in from the balcony for the winter this year. 

Usually it does as well on the window sill as it does outside, but this time, its leaves started falling off, and all the buds dried up and died.  I couldn't figure out what happened.

Even though it looked like a goner, I kept watering it, always careful not to touch it lest even more leaves fall off. And then, suddenly, when I least expected it, new buds started to appear and it started thriving again.  A good reminder to never give up, because nothing is impossible with God.

Monday, November 30, 2015

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The shin bones my friend gave me to make bone broth with turned out to have a lot of meat attached to them, which resulted in an even richer tasting soup.