Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

My husband and I are the type of people who very seldom take a vacation. When we do get away one of our favorite places are to go to Arizona and visit with his Aunt an Uncle. They have such a beautiful home and such beautiful souls. We always leave there feeling blessed and inspired. This last time we left we really felt blessed because they had a car that they did not need anymore so they sold it to is so low that it was truly a gift. I hope that we take just as good care of it as they did.

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Sounds wonderful giving a warm feeling in the soul & isn't it a blessing when it's inspiring?

January 12, 2008 at 8:00 AM

It is wonderful when something like that happens! Blessings!

January 12, 2008 at 10:03 AM

So glad that you are back. I hope your vacation was a lot of fun. What a blessing that you found a car in your price range Ginger.


January 12, 2008 at 11:01 AM

Hi Ginger. Glad you enjoyed your visit to my house. We loved having you. Charlotte

January 12, 2008 at 2:11 PM

Hi Ginger, good to have you back, and it sound like you had a happy time.
Your husband's aunt and uncle sound like very sweet people. It is a blessing how things work out. Hugs, Linda

January 12, 2008 at 9:33 PM

hey, Ginger I visited your Aunt!

January 12, 2008 at 10:02 PM

Oh you asked me something about providence---Yup I believe that God arranges things--someone once defined Providence as "the continuous action and agency of God, by which He makes all the events of the physical and moral universe fulfill the original design for which He created it." I think that is what gives us rest and peace because we can know that things are happening according to His plan and purpose. We often hear the illustration of this with a tapistry--on one side it can look like a tangled web--but on the other there is a beautiful picture. Things can happen in our livs that seem to have no purpose or design, but from the other side ...from God's side it makes sense. I think some verses that speak about this are Romans 8:28 "And we know that for those who love God all things work togethr for good, for those who are called according to his purpose". Also Ephesians 1:11 "In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been redestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will". I do believe he works all things according to his counsel--things we can't understand now. I love the way he removes the veil to us in Job--at the beginning of Job he shows us that one of the reasons for all of Jobs trials was to show Satan that Job could remain true to God even if everything, including his health, was taken from Him. God shows that to us as being one of the reasons....he doesn't tell us all of them. So to answer your question in short--I do not believe it was a coincidence I met the woman in the nursing home. I have seen so many times God doing things in providential ways. Even my oldest son this week told me of one of these. He started going to a class on friendship evangelism and two days later he was with some friends who told of a muslim couple asking them about Christianity and why they believed--it was a demonstration of friendship evangelism. I really think when God has something to teach us He often does this--brings a verse to mind, lets us hear it on the radio, or in a book we are reading etc--sometimes that one verse I may have come across 3 times in one week--it cannot be chance. I guess that is the thing about providence---when you see it happen you realize it can not be chance because of the laws of probability would show you this could just not happen ;-). There was a book written about God Winks--and he lists a bunch of these--facinating! But I think in our own lives , there are lots of them--just have to open our eyes!! ps. I just happened to find that definition of Providence because I happened to be cleaning out one of my bookcases this week, and I happened to realize I had not read that book, and I happened to read that passage this morning! ;-) --so this is my little providence for you.

January 13, 2008 at 1:17 PM

oops --I did it again --in quoting Eph. it should have said predestined and not redestined!!

January 13, 2008 at 1:21 PM

Thank you so much for prayers for my doctor and myself. You are very sweet and I do appreciate you!
hugs, bj

January 13, 2008 at 11:37 PM

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