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Blessed in Our Worries

August 26, 2008

We worry when gas rises above $4 a gallon; much of the world would be happy to earn this much money in one day.

We worry what people will think about us; others are constantly reminded that there are people trying to kill their entire race (in fact, they even teach their children that this is a glorious thing to do).

We’re distressed when our husbands have to work a few minutes of overtime; others fear that they may not ever be able to respectfully bury their husbands.

We’re concerned that our carrots may have been genetically engineered; elsewhere, 14 million people are starving to death.

World news isn’t usually a pleasant read.  But sometimes it helps to put things into perspective.  Still, whatever they may be, they are still anxieties to the one who bears the burden, regardless how trite they may seem to others.  And we can cast them on Him for He cares for us (1 Peter 5:8)..

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  • Tami August 28, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Is the Flowers Bakery Outlet on Whitehorse Road the one you go to and get the carts of bread? I went in there today and it didn’t seem much cheaper than the grocery store. Do you have to go in on a certain day or at a certain time? Do you have to ask for day old products? How does that work?

  • Carrie August 30, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    What a good reminder! I’m worried about having to live out of boxes for a week while we wait for Steven’s orders. I should be thankful I have boxes of things!

  • Keren September 2, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    Tami: Sorry for the delay in responding. It is the Flowers Bakery Outlet on Whitehorse Road. Yes, you do need to ask for the cart. I always just say something like, “do you have any $3 (or $5 carts available)? They mentioned that the bread truck doesn’t come on Wednesdays, but I think they always have “old” bread.