For most of the week, it has been quite rainy here.
With the rain has come 'the yucks'.
I'm not sure what we all have but it's something.
It could surely be worse
but we, also, haven't been 'up to par'.
So much so that we had to miss our midweek service
(that is always such a difficult decision to make).
We sure hope to be on the mend soon. ;o)
Though we've been a little out-of-sorts this week,
we did manage to get out of the house...
a result of the Lord wonderfully answering a prayer!
I just had to share, too.
As a sort of backdrop, let me begin
with the beginning of this past school year.
Ally was taking pre-calculus and advanced chemistry
and for those subjects she needed a scientific calculator,
which cost a little over $100
(which we just didn't have to spend on a calculator).
We prayed about it and the Lord answered
by leading us to call our local school
and asking them if we could borrow one for the year.
At first the lady said that they don't even allow
the students to take them home
but she would check with the administration.
A week later she had called back
and they said yes! So we have used it all year
and it has been such a blessing!
About a month ago, Ally and I were discussing
this upcoming school year (her 'senior' year!).
She will be taking Advanced Biology
and will need a decent microscope
(averaging in price around $200-$250+).
I told her that we needed to start praying
because the Lord sure answered our prayers
regarding the calculator and the microscope
sure costs more and we would be unable to buy one.
Well... I received an email today
from a lady in our homeschool group,
who got it from someone else, etc...
stating that our local community college
upgraded some of their items
and were selling their old ones.
Guess what one of the items were???
Yep! A microscope.
Microscopes that they used in college biology class.
The biology teached had valued them over $200
and they were selling them for $30!
We were SO tickled! The Lord had answered our prayer.
Isn't it so wonderful how He cares
about those "little things", too?!
What a blessing it is to have a Heavenly Father
that is thrilled to provide things for us like that!
Here is the microscope that He provided...
And here a few things He blessed us with, too...
a desk and chair for $5
a rolling/swivel chair for $5
I am so thankful that He allows us
to see how He answers our prayers!
We surely serve a Wonderful God.
"The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us..."
~ Psalm 115:12
"...for your heavenly Father knoweth
that ye have need of all these things."
~ Matthew 6:32