So, last year for our anniversary Jeff and I got an iPad for ‘our’ anniversary. It was a gift to each other. I was suckered. That is all there is to it! I hardly ever use that iPad! I prefer my iPhone. It’s more convenient. Jeff has the iPad with him 24/7. He loves it. He has already sold his old iPad and bought the new fancy iPad2. Well, that got me to thinking. Wait a minute! It is my turn for an iPad! But I don’t want just an Apple iPad. This is the ipad I want:
Can you guess what it is? Don’t you think the digital pad on the front of a new refrigerator is as good as an ipad? Just think about it. I would use it as much or more as the Apple iPad. Believe it or not, it doesn’t cost anymore than an Apple iPad. The bottom line, it’s just more practical.
So, today I bit the bullet. Thanks to God and Uncle Sam I purchased a new two door, side by side, Samsung refrigerator. It actually is a neat story. Although, it is much more fun giving Jeff a hard time. I have been wanting a new fridge for a while now. The one we have now was here when we bought the house. It is the smallest size possible but makes for great storage on top. The only person who lived in this house before we bought it was a grad student. His parents built the house. Another story for another time, but it still baffles me that there are homes in my neighborhood that are just for VT football game weekends. I digress, that’s neither here nor there. So, for some reason the kitchen had great appliances except the fridge. I have to admit for the past month or so I have been coveting.
Well, low and behold, when our ladies’ Bible study started back up this semester we started the book Lord, Change My Attitude Before It’s Too Late by James McDonald.
And can you guess what the first chapter was about? COVETING!! I had to confess to my Bible study ladies. We had great discussions about where the line is on needing vs. wanting, enjoying vs. being a martyr. It’s amazing how many fine lines there are in this walk with Christ. There are so many clear truths that can be easy to follow, although sometimes we choose not. Then there are hazy ones where our daily time with the Lord makes a difference. We want the decisions in our life to be easy-schmeezy, but then we’d all be robots. I think my summation of it all is to live for Christ daily and don’t get caught up in all the crazy details of your life. That will keep you in a cycle of living all about yourself and instead enjoy the blessing He gives us each day.
So, here I am with a new refrigerator. We didn’t have money to get a new refrigerator. I really didn’t feel good about going in debt to get it. But lo and behold, Jeff finally finished our taxes. For the first time in forever, we got money back! When he finished, he told me “Go get your refrigerator!” God always provides. It is still amazing to me even though he continues to provide time after time.
Now I have to get busy cleaning out a spot in the garage for our old mini fridge. It will be perfect for the kids’ sports drinks and such! Talk to you later!
Who needs an iPad, I have an iCemaker!,