23 January 2008

without pay: post 3

I am going to have to change the name of my "series."

We are being lavished upon in ways that may be more important for our hearts and the journey we travel than knowing where the next paycheck is coming from...generosity, genuine care and empathy, encouragement. When I think of the fact that we have lived in this new place for only 6 months, I am awed and humbled by this reality. People who barely know us are sharing their resources with us - joining themselves to our story - and then this morning...

We had company...a gal who I am getting to know better from Adullam and her two boys. We enjoyed getting our words used up while we consumed lattes and our children emptied every toy bin we own. While we made bread, visited, and had lunch someone dropped a box full of essential groceries at my door. I don't know how I missed the drop. I would have enjoyed catching someone in the act of army-crawling across my snow covered lawn with a box of groceries - including the largest jar of peanut butter I have ever laid eyes on!

I may have to name my posts - without written paycheck...for we are certainly being cared for and loved through the people of God whom he has woven into this story.

Thank you...

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Blogger Wes said...


...praise be to God!!!

...this olde man is in tears of thanks.

January 23, 2008 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

Thanks, Lorrie for seeing this "trial" as you do and for sharing your thoughts with us.

January 30, 2008 at 8:16 PM  

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