Saturday’s Shopping

I just had to share these receipts, something I don't normally do, but I was super excited about my savings this week!

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I can honestly say the coupon-gathering and the deal-creating are getting easier each week…AND I feel so victorious when I have spent $81.19 and saved $80.28!!!

I know eventually my savings will be higher than my spending, and THAT will be really exciting! 🙂

We did have another adventure while shopping – a flat tire!!!  Argh!

Then I remembered that Dave Ramsey said as soon as we had an emergency fund in place, we would need it! 

It was super hot today, supposed to be in the lower 90s, I think.  Isaac and I sat in the truck while Doug worked on the tire.  He did have someone who offered to help and that was a blessing.  The man's wife even went and bought cold water for all of us!  The kindness of strangers…really amazing, isn't it?

We were able to get the spare on, and get home in time to salvage all the groceries (Praise the Lord!); and even though Isaac's schedule is to eat at 2 p.m., he didn't fuss at all that his meal was over an hour late.  I had TWO heros today – Doug and Isaac! =)

Doug took the tire to be patched, and they said they could even put it back on for him for about $10.  Whew!  But when he went to pay, they said, "Don't worry about it!" and sent him on his way!!!

God was just showing off for me today.  He knew that this week has not been easy for me.  We have been working really hard in the area of our finances, but sometimes the flesh just screams to be indulged.  We have been denying the flesh what it wanted, and the Lord has been paying attention. 

Today's blessings are just His little love notes to me.

I am reminded of the following verses from the first chapter of Ephesians {emphasis mine}:

17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

He is a good God.  May I never take His blessing for granted!

Alesha

 


2 Replies to “Saturday’s Shopping”

  1. Awesome job on the groceries!!! I am SO thankful that the Lord protected and provided for you guys today! What a wonderful testimony of God’s goodness! Love you!

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  2. Oh wow, this is amazing!!! All the little miracles that God brought your way 🙂 Exciting!!!
    LOVE the savings too!!!

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