Garage Sale (update)

OK, as in all business, adventures, and just life in general, there are great days and there are days that you probably should have done something different. I am so glad that the garage sale is done, and I am glad that I did it ~ kind of. But the wind blew like crazy all day. My dear friend Deana and I were chasing down baby clothes for most of the morning.

It turns out that several neighborhoods around us were having neighborhood garage sales and we only had us and one other garage sale in our entire neighborhood! At one point, when we hadn’t seen anyone in 20 minutes I started wondering about the signs, so Deana went and drove around and all of them had been blown over by the horrendous winds! OK, I feel exclamation point happy, but I would much rather use them at the end of life inspiring sentences like… “And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”!!! (2 Corinthians 12:9) ~Now that is stuff I get excited about. It is always suprising to me that the whole Bible isn’t full of exclamation points. It just discreetly says the most incredible statements. I want to add an exclamation point to everything so everyone will realise what has just been said. Anyway, this is the stuff that is truly exclamation worthy, and not so much the wind in Oklahoma… although it did feel like it earned it today.

It is enough to say that we closed shop early for the day, and I might have just done my last garage sale. Hallelujah. I think it might have been Deana’s first and last as well. Thank you for your prayers. I am so tired tonight, I hope I can get my post for tomorrow written, because it might be exactly what you need to hear, but I will have to see.

So for me today, more thorns than roses, but I did sell more stuff, got to hang out with a dear friend, and I will have an empty garage again, soon.. but not today. And at the end of the day, I am so thankful for God’s sufficient grace that was and is here for me today and that the power of Christ is dwelling in me. When I am weak, He is so strong, and I am so thankful that even on the thorny days, that there is always the promise of roses.