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?
Another very birdy week over here.
One of the many surprises we’ve been blessed with since moving to Canada is qualifying for homeschool funding. It’s not something I expected to have at our disposal and it’s been very helpful. Needless to say, we don’t have a lot of money for purchasing “wants”. But with the homeschool funding we’re able to buy a fairly broad range of stuff under the umbrella of it being for the education and wellness of the three school-aged Wild Things.
Recently we used this funding to purchase our first set of Polypro hoops. I’ve wanted a polypro hoop forever and I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, they’ve exceeded my expectations so far, I officially get the hype. Also, they’re pretty. So there’s that.
Another very big deal that we ordered with the homeschool funding and received this week is a cheap laptop for Twelve Year Old. Did I mention that it’s a big deal? It’s a big deal. This dear girl child is my clone, including the writing department. She spends a giant chunk of each day writing, either on one of her two blogs, her tumblr, or her many novels. And having to share a computer with so many other people was just torture, I tell you. I forgot to take a picture. But, rest assured, she’s on cloud nine.
From our grocery wishlist this week we received some sugah. When I cross the border each week I always check the mail before I run into the grocery store. Guess what was on my list this week? Yep. Sugar.
Also in the mail this week, though not from our amazon.com wishlist, came a package of sweet honduran coffee. Um, yes please.
In the same envelope with the coffee was a sweet note from a young woman who admitted to struggling with depression and ptsd and who called me silly things like “inspiring” and “encouarging”. Phaw!
And then, to drive the point home, mixed in with the coffee and kind words was this awesomesauce necklace from Between You and Me.
It’s sort of a combination between my One Word for 2013 – Worth and the passage in Matthew that our family has really internalized in the last 5 years (and this series is a product of). I super heart it.
And, of course, the people at church never disappoint. We had a couple over this weekend for dinner and they brought bacon. Thank God for bacon. Also, scored some sweet leftover fruit from a church function yesterday.
Then, not one, but two different people handed me giant bags of clothes at church yesterday. One was for the Wild Boys and one was for me. Normally I would try to take a more organized picture but I was in the throes of sorting through it all yesterday and too lazy to do more than click this. You’re welcome.
If you’re interested in helping out via our Amazon.com grocery wishlist, items that would be particularly appreciated this week would be pasta and cereal. (Guess who finally figured out how to make a wishlist widget on Amazon? This girl.)
What about you? Did God work some Birds Of The Air magic in your life this week?