Monday, January 22, 2007


It has been 12 years since I got married and 10 years since I finished college. For the majority of that time I have been taking my lunch with me to work. I estimate I have saved around $1,200 a year by brown-baggin-it. Over 12 years that is about $14,000! That's a good used car!

Anyway, this morning I was tired and I was not thinking well. I forgot to pack my lunch. It was not until I got to work that I realized it. As I was walking to the door of my office I said a quick prayer letting God know that I had forgot my lunch and I was going to need His provision. In the back of my mind I knew that it was not the end of the world. I got paid today so we have money in the bank. I might even have a coupon for McDonalds, Yippy!

By noon I had forgotten my prayer and was getting hungry. The two other IT guys I work with were going out for their lunch, like they do every day ($$$!), and I asked where they were going and if I could tag along. They were heading to one of the local grocery stores to hit the deli. That really did not thrill me so I sent an IM to my boss to see if he had any plans for lunch. He said he was going to Panera Bread with a couple of others from the office. He invited me and I thought that sounded better so I went with them. Is that tacky or what!

As we were getting into the car my boss said, "I'll get lunch, since I owe you anyway". I thought for a minute and then remembered what he was talking about. A few weeks back I mentioned to my boss that I was looking up the dealer of our office security system so that I could get some upgrades. He made a passing comment that if I found them he would buy me lunch. He and another IT Manager had searched for them in vain. I found them the next day and promptly told him that I like Mexican food :-).

Then I remembered my prayer. All I can say is that God is faithful and He can provide in very unusual ways. Over the last several months I have really come to believe that nothing happens outside of Gods plans for our lives.


Mama Lily said...

cool blog, Billy! Awesome about your lunch. That's really cool.

palmtreefanatic said...

what a blessing!