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God's goodness (and fun yard sale finds)


For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. (Ps 5:12)

What does God's favor look like for us these days?

- Russ needing a new archery target for his bow and finding this one... brand new, never used, worth $80.00 + shipping online, at a garage sale for THREE DOLLARS. 

- Needing a bike rack for our vehicle to haul our bikes on vacation to Sunriver, OR (the land of endless bike trails) and finding an awesome one that holds 4 bikes at a garage sale for EIGHT DOLLARS. The same rack that is worth around $100.00 in stores.

- Wanting a bigger bike for Coop because the one he had for the last 2 years was looking a little small under him, and finding this Mongoose brand one at a neighbor's yard sale for $30.00, when they cost over $100.00 new in stores. 

(all of the above items were found by Russell... the walking, talking, yard sale-deal-finding MAGNET.)

- Hitting a garage sale in town that just so happened to have new and near-new Nike clothing in both Russ and my sizes and getting a big bagful for $13.00. (The lady running the sale worked for Nike.)
(Russ was especially excited about this U of O jacket :)

- Falling in love with a cute Gap dress in a local consignment store, it fitting like a glove and husband telling me I HAVE to get it, only to be heartbroken to find that the side zipper is slightly broken, but showing the store owner and having her give me the dress. As in, FOR FREE. My awesome Mum fixed the zipper in five minutes flat.

Yay, for cute new dresses! (And mothers that can sew!)

- Getting a steady flow of people at our garage sale last Saturday even though it was raining on and off all day long, and making enough money to pay off another big chunk of my dental bill.  (The astronomical one.)

- Russ going to the dentist's office to pay off said chunk of bill, and then getting the remaining $900.00 we owe COMPLETELY WAIVED by our dentist.

My teeth are finally paid off! Woo-hoo!!

My point?

God is good! Give glory to Him!


  1. Love those awesome, God-filled moments. So happy for you and your family (and paid/forgiven bills and great garage sale finds).

  2. AWESOME!!! God is so goooooooooooood!!! I love the stories. He is a wonderful provider. I love how he leads us to great bargains!

  3. saleing with Russ!!!

  4. This is such a sweet post! So many wonderful and little things to be thankful for...thanks for sharing. I love to know that you would find such joy in all these treasures! And especially the bike rack! We're looking for one too but need to get a hitch first. Can't wait for family rides!

    We have been blessed in our family as well and are certain that it all comes from God because of the lessons we have learned and suffered through.

    Again, very sweet of you to recognize and share with us!