Every good thing and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
Approximately two years ago, our son Austin got his first job working as gardener. His goal was to save up to buy a car.
Fast forward to last Saturday my parents invite us over to have dinner at Olive Garden. Mmmm….endless garlic sticks.
To his surprise, Grandpa and Grandma gave Austin their Chevy Cobalt. Wow!
My stepmom decided to turn in her driver’s license at age 79 and wanted to bless her grandson with their second car.
It’s a perfect starter vehicle. It’s compact and in excellent condition.
Austin has been driving his sister and me to school and back every day since.
Not only is he learning to drive, but how to maintain and insure it.
Thank you Lord for blessing our son with a precious gift!
Have you ever received an extravagant gift? I’d love to hear about it.
As school is winding down, are you making summer plans?
I sat down recently to think about what we can schedule for the kids; especially on a tight budget. We live in the majestic Santa Cruz mountains and often walk along the beach and hike in the redwoods.
Yet, I prayed to the Lord asking for Him to bless our family with some fun summer activities. He answered my prayer in many ways…
When the kids and I returned home from school recently, the radio DJ announced the 7th caller would win a four pack of tickets to see Monster Jam at Levi Stadium where the San Francisco 49ers play football. It was electric!
We plan to attend Family Camp at Mount Hermon where I work and at Mission Springs where my husband works as a part of our employee benefits. Also, our kids will attend Frontier Ranch Santa Barbara (FRSB) and Campers In Leadership Training (CILT) with an employee discount.
My sister-in-law invited us to join her annual work picnic at Great America. We can’t wait to ride the roller coasters, eat delicious BBQ and hit the water slides. All compliments of her company.
My husband and son are gardeners. To our surprise, residents have offered them side jobs. The extra income will help with fun money and saving up for a car for Austin.
Our neighbor approached us and offered to give us his recyclable bottles and cans. He then dropped off five full lawn and leaf bags.
About a week ago, I entered a local contest on Facebook and we won family tickets for Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroad. We are looking forward to our next adventure.
These blessings remind me that:
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows.
– James 1:17