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Saturday, September 02, 2006

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Diapers & Paper Plates

On my last trip to the grocery store, I didn't have time to stop at Walmart. But I needed diapers and paper plates--both which the grocery store had, but none of which I could really use. I almost went to Walmart anyway, screwing up my family's evening, but opted not to. (Wasn't I a good girl?)

Then I remembered that the previous week I had bought an extra package of diapers because the Holy Spirit had prompted me to. I still needed plates, though.

In the store, I checked the plate aisle, but the selection was either too worthless or expensive. I resigned to do more dishes by hand that week. (We usually use paper plates to split our expenses in money and time evenly. Do you know how long it takes to wash three meal's worth of dishes for eight people every day? Paper plates are a saving grace!)

On the way out of the aisle I vaguely remembered standing in front of the plate aisle in Walmart not long ago, buying an extra package of plates too at God's direction. When I got home, sure enough. There was a new package of plates I had forgotten about.

God, who supplied simple things like diapers and paper plates for my family this week, has proven himself faithful in small things, so I know he will be faithful in the large things. Like helping us complete our house.

That means that our still being in this small trailer is no mistake.

We need to be here more than we need to be in our house for some reason. I'm determined to stop getting in the way of what God is doing. And diapers and paper plates show me I can do just that.

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