I have been reading the news online and many blogs about the recession. Some bloggers write about recession proofing your pantry, CVS shopping for big bargains and all kinds of helpful information. Our family has always had to be wise with our spending. We have always had enough, but we learned some things the hard way. Those were valuable lessons, because we learned not to make the same mistakes twice. I learned early in my marriage some of the things that younger women are learning now. I believe this is a natural course of life.
My pantry is not what it would be if I were stateside. Here I buy in bulk from mail orders so that I can get some of the things that we need. These orders are not too frequent and I have learned to order quantity to save on shipping. I can’t read the sale ads here and there aren’t the kind of sales here that you have there. I have learned to trust the One who called us here to help me make the best decisions. Sometimes, I stumble upon a great sale and then I stock up. Just this week, I realized that my walnut supply was shrinking. They are so expensive here so I was thinking of learning to do without. On the spur of the moment, I ran into a store where I stock up on frozen veggies. They had 2 large bags of walnuts left on the shelf and they were marked down 50%!!! They are now in my freezer. Everywhere you shop here gives you a point card. I made a little carrying case to keep mine in. I have a gazillion of them and I use them. Today I had enough points to save over $14 on two gifts that I purchased. I was thrilled! So, although my methods are different here, my desires are the same and God knows. He cares and He provides. I am so grateful!
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:)
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;