Wednesday, March 01, 2006

timely conversation



my morning sky ... God's artwork is just amazing!!! don't you think?? ...

just wanted to share an interesting conversation that took place a few hours ago ... i don't know if this will go anywhere or not - but it was timely!

i was picking up my aunt at the bus depot this evening ... just hanging out at the counter as i waited (the bus depot is actually a gas/convenience store) ...

i struck up a conversation with the young woman who was the gas jockey (or so i thought - turns out she and her husband own the place) ... ours is a small town, so of course there are the questions of where do you live? how long have you lived there, etc. etc ... i told her that we had just sold our house and that we were renting ... of course she knew our landlord ... in a small town you never can bump into someone who doesn't know someone you know! ... i mentioned that we were looking for a condo to buy ... she said, "oh, my husband and i were just talking about putting our riverfront condo up for sale".... ? ... ok ... we exchanged phone numbers ...

now i don't know if this will go anywhere or not ... it's just very interesting timing ... i don't normally hang out at the gas bar during evening hours .... plus this was the first time my aunt EVER took the bus ... and why would the conversation get around to this topic with a total stranger ... ?

wouldn't it be a hoot if this turned out to be our place?

we do have other possibilities ... but still? i will let you know if anything comes of this ... it was just one of those interesting occurrences that made me wonder - was this a God-thing?

17 comments:

Ginger said...

Riverfront condo? That sounds absolutely heavenly! I know you'll keep us updated. :)

Maggie Ann said...

Wow! it sure sounds like our Heavenly Father arranged this meeting. How interesting and wouldn't it be wonderful if it was the perfect answer!

Saija said...

ginger ... you bet! our rental place is sweet and i love the layout - but i'm itching to start nesting again!

maggie ann ... just the conversation itself made me smile and ask the Lord, "so whatcha doing here ... ?" .... let's see how it unfolds ... the view from these condos is really really lovely!

jettybetty said...

I love God things like that--it may or may not work out for that condo--but it's still like God was saying "I've got this under control!"

I enjoy sunrises and sunsets more each day--do you think that has something to do with age??

Saija said...

JB ... yup, that's exactly it - ... this house selling, moving, etc., has been like learning lessons on giving the CONTROL to the ONE who knows ALL things! *smile* ... and aging probably has a lot to do with the greater enjoyment of lifes simple pleasures!

Elizabeth said...

Sounds very exciting...will be watching to see what happens with this! It is amazing how converstations often end up!

Please pray for my little 14 month old granddaughter, gone into doctors today, lethargic and not responding. She has been ill but it was not thought she was that ill...but she is now. She is so little and without much reserves. Seems life holds plenty to keep us on our knees, doesn't it?
Blessings on your doings,
Elizabeth

Saija said...

elizabeth ... "Lord may your sweet presence be with elizabeth's granddaughter - healing her little body, giving it strength ... knowing that all our lives and times are in Your Hands ... in Jesus name ... "

Sharon K said...

I just found your blog and what a beautiful morning sky. I just started blogging and come sit on my front porch some time.

Pilot Mom said...

Yes, God's artwork cannot be beat! :) What a gorgeous picture!

daisymarie said...

"for i know the plans i have for you..."

it's always a God thing!

Saija said...

sharon k ... your front porch was very nice ... :o)

pilot mom ... i love getting up early to see what amazing canvass has painted for the morning!

tina ... :o) absolutely!

Badoozie said...

i just love coincidences like that. it is definetely a God thing. also, i love your picture, i saved it and am going to borrow it for my desktop, and will think of you every day!!

Saija said...

susie ... :o) ... i love the morning sky! i have a front row seat here at our rental bungalow!

Opforsoldier said...

It boggles the mind all the time how these things work out. God is certainly showing us the way each day but it is all up to us to watch and find those clues.

I always used to think "It's a small world" after moving to a small town but then I realized it was just God showing me the way.

Saija said...

Ed ... :) ain't that the truth of it!

Lorna said...

I left a comment earlier. (couple of days ago ) But it's not here (what's up with blogger?)

I'd love to use that photo as my banner if eija can sort it. How would you feel about that. If you are okay about it - Would it be possible for you to email it to her? eija AT heavenlytrain DOT com

tell her it's for my banner. She's helped me with the earlier ones too.
Also say how you'd like the ack. for the photo to read. it comes at the end of the page. The other's have used full names but first name only is ok too if you prefer (and can link to your website too I think)

Saija said...

Lorna ... well how flattering is, of course you can use it ... God must have had me take the photo just for you ... :o)