DIMES, DIMES, DIMES, THE RECENT MARCH OF DIMES!!!!:
On my way to the store, my friend Nita was on the corner waiting to cross last week (or 2 weeks ago!) right when I was crossing the street, so we stopped and talked. She had been wanting to talk to me. She had a little coin purse with some change in it, said she had found some dimes, spent them and...they were still in the coin purse.
I had my own story about dimes and it has to do with this account, eleventyone
. I had been using kindmemory, my LJ account, to blog in since about 2008 or ,09. The recent change in Terms of Service at LJ, and the fact I'd lost touch with what LJ friends I'd had, and the one I had gotten lately had given me some crud because he thought in stereotypes about Christians, made me want to change to another blog place. And I felt like there was on I'd made at LJ a year or so previous, then hardly used, that should be it.
But I'd made this one too, and came here to find out if anyone knew about the LJ ToS change. They did and I realized DW had image hosting, one of the things that made me hang on to LJ longer. Free, of course. And
they have more freedom of speech, are MUCH friendlier to English speaking users--the politeness factor toward anyone English speaking at LJ had just plummeted and frozen. THE DIME FACTOR:
I was feeling the change was right, but wondering whether the change to DW was in the right. I felt like it was, started posting here, made a fox news account with RSS feed, brought one of my minor journals from LJ over through the Import Content function, completely reproducing it but for the layout. Okay, feeling really good about it.
Then, I left. I went back to the parking lot & playground/tennis court area by the library, which is where I have to use the computer, not being too moneyed. I did something I had not done for years: I prayed to find money. I walked back a bit, several parking spaces to the back of the lot and ...ELEVEN DIMES
, nice shiny ones, all within 2 or 3 feet of each other.
I had found one penny on the way to the library that afternoon, and so that made ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN CENTS, or ELEVENTYONE CENTS, for the day. I prayed for more, thought it was a lucky streak, had forgotten the penny I had already found, and had not yet counted the dimes, just thought enough to search the area pretty thoroughly for more after I found them. I did not find any more, and prayed for more money, but got none. one my way back I passed the spot where I'd found the penny & remembered it, counted the dimes and as I said at the beginning of the paragraph, ELEVEN DIMES AND ONE PENNY or ELEVENTYONE CENTS
Pretty amazing. She said she had looked around on the internet to see if finding dimes meant something and found it might mean that a recently passed loved one was trying to let you know they were looking after you. There was another meaning that could be, but I can't remember what she said.
I had not had anyone pass on around that time but my mom died at the beginning of June, unexpectedly. Peacefully, but she wasn't sick. We just knew she was frail and that the doctor had said she when she goes it will be quickly. So no recent death in the family (though come to think of it, this was around when my Grandpa died in 1976, kind of young.
I recently was in a discussion where we said emotions are important but they are not everything. Sometimes they can be downright deceptive. And coincidences, maybe we find what we want.
But just now after writing that last paragraph I went another window to think for a moment, maybe close the windows if they weren't necessary and think and pray about this. The first window I went to happened to be of a long prayer with lots of subjects in it, a long narrow entry I'd run through and stopped at a random spot. I was going to close it but the first sentence of it was this:
"YOU ARE LORD OVER NITA'S HEART AND NITA'S FAMILY, YOU ARE LORD OF REMOVING GUILT AND FORGIVING SIN AND TAKING OUT THE HOOKS FOR US, THE HOOKS OF THE ENEMY, YOU ARE LORD OF HEALING OUR HEARTS AND TAKING OUR SIN AS FAR AS THE EAST IS FROM THE WEST FROM US."
Nita had been having problems with the family and others, the kind we all have sooner or later, if not all the time!!! So I'd been praying for her and myself and a bunch of people in this big long private post.
Nita had been saying lately that she knew God was helping her because her extremely bothersome neighbors, who she'd been praying for, continued to bother her, were getting prosecuted for various things like having mold and lead in the apartment, or something like that. they had been using up water by doing all kinds of other people's laundry in the apartment's machines, and then the landlady tried to charge Nita for the extra. Landlady is not from this country, was afraid to go against the bothersome neighbors, so just tried to make Nita pay the extra utilities instead of bothering with eviction processes. The other thing the neighbors did was have a bunch of people living there who were not listed in the lease, which is an not good, and they were NOISY. So she was saying the fact they were suddenly having these troubles was because God was taking her side and answering her prayer. Which is just what I was thinking and had read that in the last couple weeks in the Psalms. PS 41: 11I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.
That is what I had just read in the last week. I was thinking, is it really that simple, it's almost childish or selfish to think that. But God listens to prayer and sees when we are trying our best to let Him run our lives, instead of trying to do it all ourselves.
I think this is not the first time God has defended Nita.
Anyway, I said I'd write the story, then got distracted, I have so much STUFF going on in my head. So there it is the DIME story. I don't know which one is more impressive, finding exactly 111¢, or spending money then finding it still in your wallet. Both very unlikely. I think the replication of money would have to be it, as it is impossible, the 111¢ is very unlikely but still physically possible, even at that extremely unlikely day.
NOTE: there was one person online who said he/she had a continuing amazing dime-finding experience, and said they now considered dimes to be a hug from God. Works for me.