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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Triple Blessings

When I grew up, we always had an orange on Christmas morning in the toe of our stocking. That is a tradition that we have carried on with our two boys. This year, I debated about still doing it because of the price of oranges right now. I had been praying about it, because I knew my boys enjoy them as well. I figured I would just have to bite the bullet and just buy four of them, so we each could have one. Funds have been tight, so I really felt that we couldn't afford more than that.

Last week as I went out to do our holiday grocery shopping, I scanned the store fliers one more time to see if oranges were on sale. I had been watching the ads for several weeks. I was so excited when I saw that the store in town was advertising that you could buy a five pound bag of navel oranges for five dollars and get another five pound bag free. I was so blessed. Not only could we each have an orange this year, but an over abundance than what I had expected.

A day later I dropped a gift off at a dear friend of mine. She surprised me with yet another five pound bag of oranges! I was almost moved to tears. All I had prayed for was just four oranges and God supplied a triple blessing of three bags of them. What an awesome God we serve!


Sisterlisa said...

He certainly hears you Jodie. Praise Jesus for supplying not only your needs, but your desires as well.

Angie said...

Praise God! Beautiful!

Renee Swope said...

HI there and Congratulations on winning my Christmas give-away. I was waiting for things to settle down for you b/c I knew you had shared that you guys had a lot going on. Happy Anniversary too!!

Please email at with your mailing address so I can send your gift pack next week.