Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Well, another week of living comfortably in Canada despite not making enough money to do it. Every week that we keep this thing afloat sort of leaves me in awe.
One of the running themes of our #birdsoftheair year is free meals. Not just free food (which obviously happens) but whole meals cooked by others. I think every single week that we’ve lived here we’ve been invited to some shindig or another that has provided us a hot meal. This week it was an adoption party. Some chick at my church finalized her adoption and let us in on the fun. Not only did we get a hot meal and weepy adoption slideshow out of it, we were sent home with cupcakes and buns. Yes please.
This week from our amazon.com grocery wishlist we received a big ole box of pasta. We haven’t had any pasta in awhile so, yeah, it was pretty exciting. I love inventing pasta sauces and I worked my kitchen magic one day this week and whipped up a sweet carrot and cauliflower pasta sauce. (I’ll probably end up blogging the recipe at Raising Hearty Boys. Stay tuned.) Yay pasta.
Also in the mail this week we received a second box of Valentines goodies, this time from great-grandma. Grandma boxes never get old. Neither does candy.
But the kicker this week was an extra special electronic surprise. Our dear Wii finally succumbed to old age last week. We’ve had the thing since forever so I guess we should be glad it lasted as long as it did. But the laser or something finally gave up the good fight and we couldn’t play any of our game disks. Thank God (literally, not sacrilegiously) we could still access Netflix, but our binder full of games was rendered useless. Last Monday I mentioned it on my fanpage and almost immediately received a message from a friend wanting to bless us with a new one. By Thursday, this was waiting for us.
They had to start all of their games over from the beginning because the saved versions didn’t transfer (oh the horror) but they didn’t mind. It makes all the games extra new and fun again.
If you’d like to help via our grocery wishlist we could especially use coffee and peanut butter. I actually had to buy these for the first time in ages this week. We use both of these things daily so it runs out quickly. We’re also running low on oatmeal and grits (also products we use daily).
I’d also love it if you shared this series to help spread the word about this weird, crazy thing God is doing with us in Canada. But enough about us, what about you? Did you find any miraculous provision in your life this week, big or small?