"Thank you, Father. It's your car. It's your computer. If you choose to fix them for us, great! If you choose to take them from us, we praise you. We know your plans are higher than ours and your purposes are better than ours. We don't necessarily understand, but we accept your plan as the best plan for our lives and we submit to your will."You know what, if you don't own a car, then it's not your responsibility, right? Well, guess what, God fixed our car. The mechanic bill was $950! Yikes! In human perspective, with no job, this would be impossible.Well, in faith and under God's care, He provided! We received two financial gifts that payed for the car's repairs. You may be saying to yourself, well then, the people who gave you the money are the ones who provided for the repairs. Again, in our human understanding, it does appear to be the case. Who compelled the people to give the gifts? I choose to believe it's God's kindness shown to us through people. This doesn't take away our gratitude toward those who have given to us, on the contrary, we are extrememly grateful. It takes courage and generosity to give such large gifts to others. We hope to be able to pay it forward to others in the future.
All this to say, that our lovely computer (our iMac) is out of commission at the moment and I am currently typing on another of God's blessings. This little netbook was a freebie that David earned at a company conference about a year ago. With our wireless internet, I won't be completely without access, though it might be intermitent for awhile. I'm sure that I've spent far too much time online lately and having to use something that takes a bit more effort to use, will help me to spend less time in front of a computer screen.
I don't have easy access to all the pictures of things that I want to blog about, but I did upload the following pics off of my camera to show you. This lovely clutch is a birthday present - if you've guessed that it's yours, pretend to be surprised when you get it, okay? I am in love with the buckle, a spur of the moment idea. I used the gathered clutch tutorial from here again. I will be making more of these, I am sure.
I hope you like it.