What awesome stories ya’ll shared! They really highlight the power of commitment and the faithfulness of God to go above and beyond to meet our needs – even in the face of impossible odds.
For example, I loved Melinda M.’s diary excerpt from her journal in 2007. Reading exactly what she was going through three years ago and then fast-forwarding to today was really impacting. That takes courage to be so transparent, and I’ll bet there were many people who were reading along and saying “that’s me right now.” Maybe we can all fast-forward in our minds to where we will be three years from now and rejoice in faith that we will have made incredible progress, too! I’m grateful for the encouragement these Frugal Fridays have been.
Each one of your stories is precious, and since it was AGAIN too hard to choose, we did a random selection and came up with the following winners:
Prize #1: Zarah
Prize #2 Melinda (comment #12, Learning to Live Within My Means)
Prize #3 Bethany
Be on the lookout for the occasional Frugal Friday to pop up here at Going Beyond, as we run across resources and ideas that will help us live frugally – and generously – for God’s glory!
Priscilla and Rachel
PS Prize winners, please send your addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get the prizes to you!