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Friday, August 31, 2012

Tender Mercies

Dallas and I do our budget using mostly cash envelopes.  We're pretty strict and do our very best not to go over our budget.  At the beginning of the month I refill the envelopes, and I always hope that I can fill them entirely with the money I made at the restaurant.  When I did the envelopes this morning, I realized that we were going to have to withdraw $140 from our checking account to make the money balance.

Dang.

But then I realized that today is the 31st!  And I worked tonight!

It was busy at the restaraunt tonight because of Swiss Days and the Sheep Dog competition at Soldier Hollow.  I was slammed from 5:00 until 8:30- at one point I wondered if I would even be able to catch my breath.  Before I knew it I didn't have any tables and my manager was sending me home.  I tipped out the busers, and when I got home I counted my tips.

$145.

Amazing.  This has happened to us so many times over the last few years.  We always have enough.  I know this is because Dallas and I pay or tithing faithfully- without even giving it a second thought.  I'm so thankful for how our Heavenly Father watches over us.  It was such a wonderful tender mercy tonight.

7 comments:

Megan Maree Walker Boehm said...

Thank you for sharing that Amy. Heavenly Father helps in so many ways :)

Amy N. said...

What a blessing! Faith really does work.

Hannah Neville McMillan said...

hooray! I love stories like that. :)

marciea casselman said...

Those things will continue to happen throughout your life...so keep on paying that tithing.

Heidi said...

I love this story. We really are being watched over every minute of every day. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea said...

Amazing story! You should use it in your amazing RS lessons. :)

Laurel said...

I love this.