Never Poor


Everything is so expensive!

Last week, while eating breakfast with friends, I told them my wife and I were hoping the oil for the furnace would last for a few more weeks until we moved. Alas, that very day, it ran out. We called the oil company, explained our predicament and were informed the minimum amount they would deliver is 150 gallons. This is much more than we need. Instead, we bought a couple of Kerosene containers and have been pouring fuel into the tank ourselves every few days. It’s not convenient but it does save us several hundred dollars.

Yesterday, at our campus, my wife told a group of people about our great oil adventure. Following the service a lovely couple invited us out to lunch and when we got home one of the men from the campus was sitting in his work truck parked in our driveway. In the back of his vehicle was a 55 gallon tank filled with oil. He asked us where the fill pipe was located, pumped the oil into the tank, told us we were loved and left.

As he pulled out of the driveway I was reminded that no person, regardless of their finances, is poor who has true friends.



About is a place for sojourners walking this spiritual path called life. - Essentialist, contemplative, author, advocate, old soul

Posted on February 17, 2014, in Mindfulness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. What a great “God story!” It reminds me of the time when we were living hand to mouth and I got a flat tire. It could not be repaired. I didn’t want to put it on a credit card because we had just recently gotten out from a huge credit card debt incurred to pay for some “experimental” medication my husband needed that the insurance wouldn’t pay for. However, I had no choice so we put $80 on a pristine credit card. The next day I went to my mail box at church (I was a 20 hr. per week volunteer between jobs) and found an envelope with four $20 bills. I never did find out who put it there. I have learned that God always provides what we need – but usually not more than we need, as the “manna story” suggests. Blessings on your move!


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