"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

Archive for March, 2009

Tiny Miracles

We read all of the great miracles in the bible and wonder why God doesn’t do great works like that now- but I believe that He does.  I know God may never part the Pacific Ocean just so I can take a nice little road trip to Hawaii or Japan, but I know he does other things that are just as magnificent if I keep watch for them.  This last weekend God did the most wonderful thing for us.  I got the idea to make a scrapbook for my grandparents a few months ago when I saw Target had these cute little fall scrapbooks in their $1 section.  We had all spent Thanksgiving on the beach in Newport OR and I thought that since my grandparents don’t have a computer, I could be thrifty and creative, and at the same time give them something they would really enjoy.  I bought one and was almost finished when I realized I had screwed up half the pages.  So this weekend we went to the craft store to find refill pages and the lady told me that I had an old fashioned scrapbook and they don’t make refills anymore.  (That explains why it was $1!)  So, basically I had to buy a whole new scrapbook and start over.  We went to Michaels and they had these wonderful scrapbooks where the pages are already put together and all you have to do is insert the photos.  The downside was that it was $25- the same price as a prescription I was supposed to pick up the same day and we didn’t really have the money to get both.  For a good 20 minutes we walked back and forth through isles debating what to do and ended up buying the scrapbook anyway.  When we got to the pharmacy they rang up my prescription, it came up for FREE!  The lady at the pharmacy wasn’t even sure why- she just assumed the manufacturer was running a special (which never happens) so she let us take it for free.  What an amazing and unexpected gift from the Lord