Coupons saved my home. No, I am not about to tell you how two years in couponing has paid of my mortgage, it hasn’t. However, coupons once lead me out of the way and saved what could have been a major emergency.
If you have been following me for awhile know, you might remember my refrigerator recall a little over a year ago. One Sunday I was reading Parade Magazine searching for coupons when I stumbled upon a recall that included my refrigerator (the first way coupons saved my home.) Like a good consumer and home owner, I called the recall hotline that Monday and had an appointment scheduled for Friday to fixed the recalled part.
Three days later, on a Thursday (the day before the appointment), I went to the Sprint store. The line was incredibly long and would take 45 minutes. Instead of waiting I came home to get the coupons I hadn’t brought with me on my errands. I needed to go to Publix. This was a little frustrating, because when running errands no one wants to run out of their way to go home and get the forgotten coupons.
I walked in the house and paniced. Clearly SOMETHING was burning. My initial response was that it was the dishwasher (It has been on and I assumed plastic fell down around the metal)…it wasn’t. I check the fire place (gas) the laundry room, everywhere (but the refrigerator.) After calling 911 (my mother instinct told me something was REALLY bad) I carried the baby, doggies, and cat all outside to the front yard (with my LOVELY neighbors – thanks friends.) My husband, who was on the phone with me asked if I got my computer (haha) – I had not, but I did go back inside, okay so I shouldn’t have.
The fire department ending up coming and took care of identifying the problem – it was the refridgerator (not up in full flames yet, but rather small electrical parts burning.)Had a waited longer…well you know the rest.
What to take away 1.) I am taking these recalls seriously – getting them done ASAP 2.) I will NEVER be fearful to call 911 when my daughter and I could be in trouble 3.) The Biggest and MOST IMPORTANT Lesson – GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME. I was NOT supposed to come home for a couple of hours and God arranged the events of the day so that I did. Thank you, Lord.
Sometimes things are our plans, while he has other plans. I get frustrated about detours in my life, but this story reminds me that God wants me where and when he wants me there.
Proverbs 3: 5 – 6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 16:9 “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.”
Isaiah 48:17 “This is what the LORD says, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”
Isaiah 58:11 “The Lord will guide you always…”
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Last Updated on July 29, 2010 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living
God is SOOOOO Good, ALL the time! Doesn’t that help us to live our days knowing He is always watching and directing us for our good and His Glory? Glorifying God through your story and thanking you for your website sister!
great reminder. Thank you and glad it had a happy ending.
These are great verses. Sometimes it can hard to remember that we don’t have the final say in our life. I need to be reminded of this sometimes and I’m so glad that you posted it.
That was a reminder for me during these trying times. Thank You Lord for touching your heart to share that with us !
Wow. How amazing. God is at work everyday! What an amazing story. I am so glad everything turned out okay for you!!
Wow, what a story! Great versus to meditate on today! Lovin’ me some Jesus!!!
To God be the glory!! He is worthy of the Praise and Honor….Thanks for sharing…….God Bless!!!
Helen Foster says
WOW, God is good, and so glad He protected you, your family and your home.
What a wonderful reminder to be concious of listening for God’s voice guiding us in our everyday lives. I’m so glad that your home was saved by your ability to hear that inner voice. Thank you for sharing this story as well as your daily advice that helps us all live better lives. God bless!
interesting. That being said check your parade magazine that came in todayspaper for a recall on some dishwashers.
Praise The Lord! God is good all of the time, you’re right! That is a great story!