Watching the rain running down my window this morning reminds me of a song I recently heard by artist Laura Story. Here’s the first verse and the chorus:
We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things
‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise
The back story to this song is Laura’s husband, Martin’s diagnoses of a brain tumor and the subsequent surgery and all the unknown they’re currently facing.
“…there’s a decision that I find God is asking us to make: whether we are going to choose to interpret our circumstances based on what we hold to be true about God, or whether we’re going to judge what we hold to be true about God based on our circumstances.”
Wow – never thought of it that way. Makes you think differently about the challenges and pain in your life.
Well, there’s no pain in looking at the amazing furniture to be found at Jubilee Furniture today (Friday) from 1 to 8 and tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 4 – so let’s go!
this is a deep burgundy sofa and both ends recline – in excellent condition – priced $185
this electric lift chair is also a deep burgundy color and is priced $125
we received an amazing donation of some fantastic furniture which the donor’s father made and this is one of those pieces. Gorgeous, hand-crafted end table/night stand for $85 and there are two matching
very nice, very comfortable, neutral sofa for $235
lots of new knick-knack including this gorgeous pewter tea/coffee set priced $85
these retro chairs are by Goebel (the only thing I could find on Goebel is this article which says, “Klamer-Goebel tosses weight of 52 years of experience behind new furniture company” and is talking about a furniture factory which opened in Evansville, IN on June 1, 1935) and I’ve priced ‘em $75 each
nice deep blue sleeper sofa for $135
this is a fantastic dining set by Conant Ball and includes: trestle table with two leaves and 6 Windsor chairs all for $995 (I found a similar table – without the leaves or chairs – on eBay for $1,295)
look at this amazing vintage hutch circa 1930s or 1940s priced $195! The donor included a note that the hutch was a wedding gift on May 4, 1941 – how sweet!
two great chairs by Sealy priced $75 each (I have the same chair in my computer room – though we’ve now moved it to the family room)
lovely Homer’s sofa for $85
this cool table can sit as low as a coffee table or rise to dining height and is priced $125
very nice Sam Moore swivel rocker for $75
nice IKEA slip covered sofa for $145; metal, wood and glass coffee table for $75; VERY nice IKEA slip covered chair for $125; matching metal, wood and glass end table for $55 (and there are two end tables)
old Singer sewing machine in a fabulous cabinet with stool for $85 (don’t know if it works – didn’t have time to try it – sorry!)
beautiful Ethan Allen dresser with mirror for $195
these two wonderful dresser came from Wieboldt’s which used to have locations throughout Chicago (and my sister worked for them for a couple of years) and are priced $85 each. Don’t the knobs remind you of the Scouting symbol?
3 drawer dresser (on left) is priced $50; matching 4 drawer dresser is $75
there’s a long story behind this donation which first came to Jubilee over a year ago – but it’s been re-donated and is again for sale. The pieces are French Provincial and we received (a year ago) a verbal appraisal of $5,000 for the set which includes: dresser, night stand, full-size head board, foot board and rails, and a chest of drawers. Our price is $1,500 for all the pieces! Gorgeous. Lovely. Amazing.
bunk beds (the hooks on the ladder are partly broken off) for $85
queen size head board, foot board and rails for $75; wonderful queen size mattress and box spring for $200
how fun is this vintage folding table and three folding chairs from Cosco? Very fun! And priced $25 for all four pieces!
into covered bridges? Then this sleeper sofa is for you! Priced $35! Hoot!
I don’t know what your facing right now, dear reader, but I hope the words in Laura Story’s song might help you rethink the trails in your life.
‘Cause what if God’s blessings DID come through raindrops?