I so appreciate it when God pays attention to the details of my life. Friday night was yet another example of this. My daughter and I went shopping for a set of colored pencils for her to use in her health and world geography classes. These were no ordinary pencils, mind you. These were Prismacolor Premier, the 120-pencil set, for $120.00. Fortunately, while we were contemplating this purchase at our local A.C. Moore, a total stranger came up to us with a 50% off coupon. The manner in which this woman approached us made me think she had mistakenly identified me as an employee of the store rather than just another customer. I almost sent her away before she explained that she didn’t have any questions, she just wanted to share her extra coupon with me. I thanked her and proceeded to find the manager so he could retrieve the colored pencils from the backroom. Apparently, this particular set of Prismacolor pencils is too expensive to leave on the shelf for fear of theft. After a bit of a wait to check the price, we exited the store having saved $60.00! My daughter is now ready to color anything under the sun, be it a diagram of the endocrine system or a map of Africa. God is so good to me.
The Lord watches over all who love him… Psalm 145:20 (NIV)
Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.