I spent most of the day shopping. It’s not my favorite thing to do, especially on a Saturday, but dh just got paid and I finally had enough to buy groceries. Now that we have two teens with car insurance, finances are tricky. JL didn’t have a full-time job for a few months so she was behind in paying us for her insurance but the Lord is always faithful!
I had to go to the post office, bank, library, Lowe’s, Super Walmart, Kroger and Ukrop’s (for their loss leader items) and Sam’s Club. And Target! I made it to every store except Sam’s. I’ll do that tomorrow since I need to pick up some ice cream for our annual ice cream social after the evening service. By the time I got home my feet were so sore. It felt soooo good to take off my shoes .
After I put the groceries away, I sat down to work at my desk. The phone rang (as soon as I sat down!) and it was a dear friend from Costa Rica. She and her husband are there for a year at language school studying Spanish before they settle in Honduras. It was so good to hear her voice. She told me she saw a large cockroach this afternoon and thought of me. She doesn’t like them either and I promised to pray for her about the bugs ! I guess I was slacking off because that was the first one she had seen in her apartment. I told her I would be more diligent about that. In a few weeks they will have finished their first semester and I know she and her husband are looking forward to the break. We had a nice chat about missions, our church home, the Lord, how they are doing in school and our families. It was a wonderful time of fellowship and I wish it could have lasted longer. I really miss her!
Like cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a distant land. ~Proverbs 25:25