The Holy Spirit Made Me Do It


It was just a typical day. After dropping off the kiddos at school, I set out to run a few errands.

As usual, I saved Trader Joe’s for last.

It’s kind of my happy place. The beautiful fresh flowers, the friendly employees, the free samples, 20 different kinds of hummus and the assorted cheeses which I’ve never heard of but I’m quite certain I need to try before I leave this earth.

So, there I was with my basket loaded with items which made me feel like some kind of swanky health-nut but, in reality, would probably not be all that handy when it came time to make dinner that night.

I got in line behind a young woman with 2 little boys who were happily picking out their stickers from the giant sticker bin.

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Suddenly I noticed that the woman seemed flustered and that the sales transaction had come to a screeching halt.

She began digging through her wallet and then through her pockets and all the while I could physically feel her embarrassment beginning to rise.

“I’m so sorry”, she said. “I don’t seem to have enough money to buy it all.”

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