I just wanted to share a quick story about how I spent my first 10% of my first check (WAHOO) last month from my Teacherspayteachers store. Back when I started TpT this spring I made a promise to God that I would give Him the first 10% of whatever I made...whether it was $1.00 or $10,000. I figured anything I made would be extra blessings for my family and I wanted to find a way to thank Him.
When I received my first check in the mail last month (WAHOO...again ), I brought my first 10% to church. I was so excited! My husband and I began attending our new church in January, so we had not been through the holiday season there yet. What I did not realize was that our church was starting a huge raffle to raise money for their annual Christmas project. They sponsor families in our local area and provide EVERYTHING for Christmas. So, I was able to purchase a ton of raffle tickets for the 'basket bonanza.' The big drawing was after church and my family won 5 out of the 25 baskets!! We even won 4 season tickets to our local baseball team!! It was actually kind of embarrassing.
So, in the end I was able to surprise my church with a big donation, and then I was surprised by winning twice as much back in goodies from the basket bonanza!
I guess it just goes to show that the best kinds of blessings are the ones we least expect!
Wishing all my blogging friends countless surprise blessings Jen