Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Garage Sale

The Lord has had us working on a garage sale before we knew we needed one. 

As our kids grow up and move out/become independent, we realize we do not need a big house anymore, so we downsize. 

Mary has been going thru the family's stuff like a wild woman (helped by big, surly, "you really don't need that any more" Ben K), giving Benj and Elisa their stuff, figuring just how much stuff she and I need, and figuring out what to do what he rest of the stuff. We had scheduled a garage sale for today last week sometime.

 On Thursday we found out I had cancer. And that we would have to drive to the VA hospital or the Duke hospital in Durham for treatment 5 days a week for 6-7 weeks. 

That's a lot of gas money. And I didn't have it.

But God already knew that. 

     So He sent his messengers, my brothers and sisters, with help. 

     This morning we changed the reason for the garage sale from 'downsizing' to 'raising money for gas to get us to and from the hospital for treatments.' 

     God had laid two words on one of my brother's hearts:  "fast track".....

     By days' end, we had the gas money for 7 weeks of driving back and forth to Durham, and that's NOT COUNTING the money made from the garage sale! Thank you brothers and sisters!! God is AMAZING!!


1 comment:

Kimberly said...

You sold THAT? It was my FAVORITE!!!