Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Wednesday Word of the Day: Skeptical
I was skeptical. I had been invited across the street for a “Girl’s Gold Rush" Party on Sunday after church. I’ve always wondered about those shops in strip malls that claim they’ll give you cash for gold. I had never heard of a Gold Rush party, but the Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s sounded good and I wanted to socialize with my neighbors since I’m still a newbie.
I headed over empty-handed, had a cocktail and met some new people. I also watched the expert studying jewelry and handing out checks. As I was leaving I decided to grab the invite which described what gold brought cash…
For a while in college I liked gold jewelry, my wedding and engagement rings are gold, but I’ve always been a silver girl. Among the list I saw the potential; men's jewelry. I found Mike down in the basement watching golf and casually asked him if he had any old gold jewelry. He said to bring him down his little wooden box off his dresser.
Hubby was awarded many rings and pins for being an “all-star” in the company (which shall remain nameless) that he worked for three jobs ago. I went back to the party and was the caboose on the gold train.
The nice gal checked my loot with a magnet (fake gold/metal sticks, real doesn’t) and looked for the inscription, etc. It turned out all my stuff was fake; Mike’s rings and pins were 10 k.
Jackpot! I was the big winner of the day! I came home with a check for over $800 (enough to pay the first month’s rent on the Studio apartment in Gig Harbor) and $20 in cash for being the winner of the day.
The Encarta dictionary defines skeptical as being doubtful, tending not to believe or accept things but to question them. I was skeptical about the whole money for gold concept, but now I believe. Now I believe, thanks to my handsome hubby…
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
Do you doubt that God has your best in mind, even when things aren’t going the way you’d hoped? I know the past year has had me asking God, “really?” quite often. It is comforting to know that He is working out a plan for our family as we bounce back and forth between Washington and Illinois. Even a simple invite to a party that I was skeptical about resulted in financial help for our rent.
“But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold” Job 23:10
Lessons Learned: Don’t always be skeptical, real gold is not magnetic (and most of mine is), jewelry is definitely a girl’s best friend, and GOD is good, all the time...
In His Grip, Jane
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