Saturday, February 20, 2010
I decided at the very last minute to participate in our church-wide Daniel Fast from sundown on Ash Wednesday for 7 days. I decided that it was very important to take the time to draw near to God and to pray for vision for our family's individual and collective future. My hesitation was that I knew I didn't have any extra money to put towards the effort and that the rest of my family is not participating. While the budget issue made the effort just that much harder, I figured it was more authentic. I've had to be a little bit generous with the effort in terms of the "rules" but even in that moment where you know that you are eating white rice instead of brown, there is that opportunity to pray.
I actually made two quick trips to the store so far already this week. I spent $7 on 3 1/2 gallons of Minute Maid OJ and two lbs of whole wheat spaghetti. Last night, we went to Hen House, and I got the items picture above. The total was $21.30 pre-tax. I saved $20.41. We'll make one more quick trip today, and that will cover it!
See this week's other purchase here.
See last week here.
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