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At Zellers

Coming home after a rather deep discussion, I stopped to return a purse (since I had found a much better purse) and while waiting in line, decided I would do some browsing after. I thought to myself, Beth, shopping is not a wise way to decompress. But then I thought, I kind of like the look of those clothes. And maybe I'll see something I need.

Thankfully, God is sovereign in situations like that, and as I turned around, I stopped. So did she, a girl I hadn't seen in nearly two years, a girl I have quite enjoyed. After two minutes of chatting, she asked, "Do you want to go grab a coffee?"

Well, coffee turned into ice cream, and as we sat on a rickety bench, we talked about our lives and what we've been learning. And while our lives are vastly different (she, at 29 is a mom of two boys), the lessons God is teaching us are nearly identical. And completely relevant to the very things I was wanting to decompress.

The moral of the story? God is good and knows precisely what I need. When we parted ways, we discovered that we were even parked next to each other! Also, shopping is not always bad. If I hadn't bought that purse, I wouldn't have been returning it just as she was coming in to do a little browsing herself...

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