243 – A Good News Day!
December 16, 1986
THIS WAS A GOOD NEWS DAY!
It was a huge battle just getting out of the house. My nerves were frayed. BUT Josie came out of her apartment and prayed for me just as we were leaving and gave me directions so I could get to the WIC office. I would have ended up on the wrong road! The drive was therefore pleasant in Tim and Brenda Robbins’ Subaru listening to Keith Green.
*We received our first WIC checks! They are good for 5 months and then we will be interviewed again. They are for both Mark and Daniel. Mark’s will just be for 3 months until he is 5 years old. Bless God. We were eligible for WIC because our income is $1,565 per month (average) (which includes $300 a month estimated contributions).
*We got another letter of confirmation that we will receive $1,800 for the Suburban from the insurance company. It’s more than we ever thought we’d get. It only cost $2,100 (which the church paid) a year ago. Bless God.
*Donna Tresize came over and brought a very large plastic bag with four NEW AND BEAUTIFUL AND EXPENSIVE LOOKING LARGE STUFFED ANIMALS IN IT. (we will save them for the boys to open on Christmas)
*The UPS lady brought 2 large boxes from Aunt Connie and Uncle Jerry and 2 boxes from Bebo and GrampAl.
*Nicole and Donna Vandermeid brought over 10 bags of groceries yesterday from Vivian’s church! TEN!!!
I found myself saying this is ENOUGH BLESSING, Lord…stop! I feel overwhelmed and yet so loved.
In my devotions: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 which speaks of the various functions of various parts of the body…that there are diversities of gifts, differences of ministries, diversities of activities—but the same God who works all in all.
v 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it.
This spoke to me regarding our receiving groceries from the village churches. Our fellow Christians have had generous compassion with our predicament and have been gracious in sharing with us.