Thanks to Hurricane Matthew and Gov. Nikki Haley, I have been out of school for 8 days. Wednesday I had the idea to go get firewood for the winter. I have some left from past winters, but it won't be enough. I toyed with driving out to my usual vendor yesterday; then, something told me to wait until Sunday on the way home from my parents' house since I literally pass it.
I firmly believe it was God telling me to wait. He talks to me sometime through impressing things upon my mind. This was one of those times; I could just feel it.
Wednesday night I had to petsit. As I entered the neighborhood, I spied a stack of wood by the road along with the limb debris. Then I passed another, and another.
Thursday when I went over to feed all the fur babies, I had the idea to do this:
I filled the back of my SUV and part of the backseat floorboard. When the man came out to see what I was doing, he said I could take it all. I found out this is river birch. I have no idea if it will burn well, but I have enough wood from past years to get it started. Anyway, with God, when He sends it, it will work out. I decided to go home and get the truck. So,, yesterday this was the truck load:
And, this morning early I went back to my friend's house to medicate her lab and feed her cats. I finished getting what I could physically carry from each of the three sites:
So, if I had not listened to that *strong* voice in my head, I would have missed out on this free wood.
Listen for God's voice. You might be surprised by it sometimes.