My old PC, that has already been rebuilt once, died a slow, painful death.
One by one the programs on it would refuse to work.
So, I had to use the Hub's itty bitty mini notebook computer.
Eye strain, I tell ya.
I prayed about what I should do.
I really wanted a Mac, but didn't feel good about spending that much money.
I didn't have peace about just settling and getting a PC either.
We look at used, refurbished Macs as well, but couldn't find any that were all that much less than a new one.
In the meanwhile, I kept praying for God's wisdom and provision.
Friday, our day off, we met our son-in-law, daughter and our two granddaughters for dinner at a local Thai place.
It's right near Best Buy, so while we waited for them to arrive, we walked on over and looked at computers.
There were lots of good deals on PCs, but I still felt like I didn't want to settle for something less than what I really wanted.
As we were about to leave, I noticed a table of PCs that were clearance priced.
I asked the salesman why, and he explained that their boxes had been opened.
So I asked if there were any Macs with opened boxes.
He said that there were, but they just couldn't set them out, due to shoplifting.
So, he climbed up a ladder to a padlocked cage looking thing, and there among a few other clearance priced "open boxes" Macs, was the exact one I wanted for $400 off!
Four! Hundred! Dollars!
(Many refurbished Macs weren't reduced that much!)
I thank God!
I really believe this was a direct answer to prayer!
Here's my dilemma, do you ever feel guilty when God blesses you with something material like that-
something that, technically, you could live without?
And then I think about my children, and my grandchildren,
(like Miss Blue Eyes in the photo above),
and while I certainly don't want her to be selfish and greedy and ungrateful,
I love to give her, not just the things she needs, but treats and surprises as well,
just because she's my girl and I love her.
So, today I say, thank you Papa God,
from your girl.
I’ve taken the Joy Dare.
I’m counting one thousand thanks in one year.
I hunt for thanksgiving using the prompts Ann gives us each month.
If you are interested in joining in, click the link above or at the bottom of this post.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little black journal…
3 gifts today in someone older than me-
-an email from my brother-in-law, that last week was critically ill in the hospital, but is now home and on the mend
-a message from my sister, (his wife), about God's faithfulness through the trial
-my morning coffee, served to me by the Hubs, (he is 6 months older than me)
3 gifts framed by a frame-
-photos of my three girls when they were young, in their matching Christmas dresses made by my Mama
-photos of the grandkids
3 gifts eaten-
a gift small-
-emails from my Ghana girl (small in size, not meaning)
a gift big-
-my new computer
a gift just right-
-Thai food with my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters
3 gifts you gave today-
-lots of hugs and kisses to my granddaughters, (and a few to the Hubs, too!)
-thanks and appreciation to our church family for a great church picnic
-cheers and clapping for the ones we baptized in the river at the picnic