Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Ol' Debra gets out of the house today! Tom has a chiropractor appointment so he'll drop me off at a supermarket on the quiet edge of the Town of Niagara and I will use all those coupons from my computer and the Sunday newspaper and get cheap groceries. I heard that last month contained a huge rise in groceries nationwide, but I didn't even notice. All my coupons saved me all that cash.
Oh, and last night the strangest thing happened.
There Tom and I were, watching an old Rockford Files episode (via Netflix), when an old friend, who we visited with at his wife's yard sale last summer, called. He asked Tom if we were still considering selling our house. Well, Tom told him yes (even though technically we're thinking more like next year), and our friend went on to say a man in our immediate area has a large house on lots of acres, but he wants to downsize, like, right away. So he asked if we'd like him (our friend) to give the guy our phone number and Tom said, sure.
Wow. A surprising, out-of-the-blue phone call like that must mean something. Perhaps these three things:
1. Maybe God wants us to move to a warmer state this year instead. I've certainly felt crazy-anxious to get out of here lately, what with this winter that will not quit. But alas, I've learned not to trust those types of feelings. Yet God can and does use those types of feelings sometimes (remember when I felt claustrophobic in the suburbs toward the end?) so perhaps that was a sign that God is serious about our moving away. Now. Timing is always so vital with Him, I've noticed.
2. Maybe this is a test. Would we sell this house if we get an offer, even if we truly believe we're meant to move next year, instead? Or do we even really know whether we should move this year or next? Are we thinking next year only because it sounds easier to put off tomorrow what God wants us to do today, appealing to our extreme procrastination tendencies? Hmmm.....
3. Or maybe it's just a confirmation from God that--when the right time comes to sell this place--He can make it happen snap! Just like that. His plans do not have to be hard; generally, we as people make them all complicated and hard. Perhaps that phone call was simply to remind us God is bigger than all our own plans--so what matters--is to stay oh-so-tuned into Him. About everything.
Isn't Life amazing? Especially when you're standing at the very edge of Springtime after a long winter. We've had a string of oh-so-sunny days, though very cold ones, yet still I've put on my long black wool coat and walked around our soggy yard in great anticipation of the busy days to come in my gardens. Oh, how I feel all that dirt and those dried-up flowers whispering for my hands to pull and dig amongst them.
Oh my. I can hardly wait!
Wow. Have you ever tried organic banana candy? Naomi bought us some and oh my! It's nearly as good as chocolate and just about as addictive. It even looked like a big chocolate bar when she brought it home, though each dark little piece is individually wrapped with clear plastic. I highly, highly recommend banana candy, though really, it doesn't take like bananas. It tastes more like fun and heaven and dark chewy comfort. Ahh.... :)