The couch was another interesting blessing/provision. We were given a really nice couch when we moved in and we have been so grateful for it. I was intending to paint the fabric a different color because it totally wasn't jiving with The Plan I'm working. That, however would have been an involved process and lots 'o work. I really wanted a less formal couch with a removable cover that I could wash. Enter the Ikea couch. I can get a custom cover for it from Ikea for a fairly decent price. Anyway, I talked it over with Sam and we decided to sell the formal couch along with the two chairs that were also given to us for what it would cost to get a new slip cover. I listed them on Saturday and sold the couch on Sunday! I asked God if He would please send buyers for the items. Yep, He wants to be involved in that stuff, too, folks!
This is the Ektorp we have now:
God is not a wish dispenser, but rather he knows even our tiniest, piddley-est, silliest desires and at times when they co-incide with his plans/will for our lives He blesses in very neat, creative ways. In addition to that, He blesses us for His purposes and I'm interested and fairly curious to see what will be required of us involving the vacuum and couch and most probably our house and generosity (we've been blessed and provided for LOTS)...we shall see!