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Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Ever seen a food angel?
We have. Over and over and over.

About 8 months ago we started praying asking God for manna. At the time we had 12 people living here, along with friends, family and neighbors that always show up right at meal time. It makes for an overwhelming food budget, but we love people and we love feeding them.

So we would pray and the Lord would send food. One day friends filled our freezer and pantry while we were at church. Several times an elderly couple down the street have stopped by saying they were having a buy one get one free sale at the store, the free one is for you. When an 88 year old man hands you a 5 pound bag of potatoes it's humbling. When you cook 5 lbs of potatoes for lunch and the boys eat them all in one thank God for His provision. It got to be so consistent that we started a manna log - a journal of God's provision! There's the venison in the freezer, pasta in the pantry, bread in the freezer and just last week we came home to 200 bagels on the dining room table.

This is what 200 bagels look like on our kitchen counter!

Matthew 6:25-26 NIV

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?