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  • The Chocolatey Will Of God

    October 9, 2007

    True story.

    Yesterday I was sitting at my desk thinking about how much I would enjoy some chocolate and in keeping with my promise to myself to not buy any Halloween candy until at least the 29th, I had none in my house.  And I was bemoaning that fact. 

    About that time, the doorbell rings and it’s a cute little Catholic school girl with pigtails selling chocolate bars for $2 each.  Earlier in the day, I had found $2 exactly in a purse that I hadn’t carried for a while and the $2 was sitting on my desk.

    You don’t have to hit me over the head — clearly, God wanted me to have chocolate, so much so that he was wiling to have it delivered.. 

    And on the back of the wrapper, there was a Sonic coupon, so in order to fulfill the will of God for my life, we are going to Sonic for dinner tonight.

    Who says God is mysterious.


    1. CircusKelli says:

      WOW. Sometimes the signs from God are subtle — sometimes, they’re IMAX Theater Screen size with flashing neon.

      I am SO jealous right about now… 😉

      October 9th, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    2. JanB says:

      Praise the Lord and pass the peanut butter!

      October 9th, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    3. Girl Gone Wild says:

      Dang…you’ve got a serious hallelujah hotline connection!

      October 9th, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    4. Neighbor Jane Payne says:

      What a funny post, Antique Mommy.

      October 9th, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    5. Blog Antagonist says:

      Now that is grounds for a Hallelujah. Why would God have invented chocolate if he didn’t mean for us to eat it?

      October 9th, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    6. MamaLady says:

      And the congregation said, “Amen Sista!”
      Chocolate is proof that God loves us. (Forget the beer that ole Ben Franklin loved!)

      October 9th, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    7. chilihead says:

      You may convert me yet. 😉

      October 9th, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    8. Grace says:

      Now, that’s a sound theological statement if I’ve ever heard one.

      October 9th, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    9. Kristi says:

      How funny that I should happen across this entry right now. I just finished “splurging” on a $0.75 candy bar from our office vending machine. Mmmm, it tasted so good. A tiny morsel of chocolate broke off and dropped on my keyboard…I nearly panicked as I hoped it would not become “wasted” by sliding between the keys before I could scoop it up and enjoy it!

      October 9th, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    10. Kara Andrus says:

      Yep, definitely sounds like God wanted you to have chocolate and Sonic 😀

      October 9th, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    11. jouette says:

      i love it when that happens 🙂

      October 9th, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    12. kelli in the mirror says:

      Not to mention Tuesday is 2 for 1 Sonic burger day. Even better.

      October 9th, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    13. Marie says:

      Note to Antique Mommy: Always having chocolate baking chips on hand in emergency container for times when the Divine does not Intervene.

      (I love it when kids show up at the door with candy bars at just the right time!!)

      October 9th, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    14. TammyM. says:

      No such divine intervention for me today, I read your post while finishing off a weight watchers fudge bar, almost as good as the real thing…but not quite. You must have been a very good girl to deserve such a chocolate blessing.

      October 9th, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    15. Shalee says:

      Not me. Sounds like he basically drew you a map from A to B to Sonic… Smart thinking, girl.

      October 9th, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    16. Melissa says:

      This is so funny!! I love it!! Thanks for the laugh!

      October 9th, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    17. JanB says:

      I had to add, I wonder what God would have sent if you asked for sex?

      October 9th, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    18. Antique Mommy says:

      Ahahahah! I guess he would have sent my husband down stairs. Hopefully with a chocolate bar.

      October 9th, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    19. Linda says:

      hee-hee-hee – this post *forced* me to delve into my secret stash of Hershey’s dark chocolate!

      October 9th, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    20. Pieces says:

      That is such an excellent story! If only God’s will was always so clear.

      And always included chocolate.

      October 9th, 2007 at 5:33 pm

    21. Elaine says:

      Oh, He loves us SO! (Taste and see that the Lord is GOOD!!)

      October 9th, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    22. cathy says:

      let’s hear it for little catholic school kids and their never ending supply of good stuff to sale door to door!

      October 9th, 2007 at 6:00 pm

    23. Jill says:

      Is there some sort of chocolate prayer I need to be saying cause I must not be doing it right. God has never delivered chocolate right to my door. Please advise.

      October 9th, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    24. Beck says:

      You are a good person to listen so closely to God’s messages.
      And what is this Sonic I hear everyone writing about? It sounds YUMMY.

      October 9th, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    25. becca says:

      Chocolate almond bark. I was so desperate last night, that’s what I ate for chocolate. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does…

      October 9th, 2007 at 7:17 pm

    26. Roxanne says:

      Wouldn’t it be great if God’s will were that clear ALL of the time. 🙂 I bet that was some GOOD chocolate, and I hope you enjoyed a large diet Coke for me.

      October 9th, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    27. Happy Geek says:

      My husband is away for over a week and my kids are acting like they are on speed. Thanks for a much-needed giggle.

      October 9th, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    28. Julie says:

      Praise the Lord. I love it when He does things like that just for me.

      October 9th, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    29. Babystepper says:

      Hmmm. Wonder if there’s anyone delivering brownies door to door today. I could sure use one!

      Around here the kids are selling Blue and Gold sausages this time of year. Pretty rare, though, that I get an uncontrollable hankerin’ for pork sausage.

      October 10th, 2007 at 10:21 am

    30. Anjali says:

      Sometimes, chocolate is one’s destiny. No use fighting that!

      October 10th, 2007 at 10:33 am

    31. Jake's a Girl says:

      Well, you’ve just proved it……

      God is a……Woman. 😀 😀

      Chocolate delivered to the door and you didn’t have to cook dinner?

      Finally. 😉

      Jake 🙂

      October 10th, 2007 at 10:58 am

    32. mopsy says:

      So, you are saying God kept that $2 hidden from you until the exact day when it would become crucially important? The same day, a sweet little girl “randomly” chose your house to sell $2 chocolate bars with the purpose of expanding the Kingdom of God (or buying new basketballs for the gym)? AND there was a Sonic coupon too?

      God loves you!

      October 10th, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    33. Sally says:

      I have to have my daily chocolate fix, so I understand this. I always make sure to haver plenty on hand, but if I were to ever run out, I would hope that God would provide me with the same scenario you just described!!

      October 10th, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    34. Shelley says:

      Are you kidding me? That is too cool. Go God.

      October 10th, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    35. jen says:

      You definitely heard directly from God – amazing! And people say He is elusive!

      October 10th, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    36. Pastormac's Ann says:

      He had it delivered! LOL

      I love it when He’s so clear!

      October 11th, 2007 at 12:01 am

    37. Lisandrea says:

      Can you send that Catholic girl my way? I, too, have committed not to buy Halloween candy until as late as possible, and cannot satisfy my own cravings…sugar water seems pretty extreme, so I just say NO. So glad you got the goods from God!

      October 11th, 2007 at 1:20 am

    38. sue @ praise and coffee says:

      Ok, that is funny!!

      I wish we were neighbors, we would have a blast!

      October 11th, 2007 at 11:54 am

    39. Yvonne says:

      That was good! The will of God is what made me laugh, relate and comment!

      October 11th, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    40. JCK says:

      How great is that! Too perfect.

      October 12th, 2007 at 1:14 am

    41. DodiM says:

      The Law of Attraction – one of God’s great laws of the Universe.

      You must have been sending out some powerful thoughts about that chocolate!!

      October 13th, 2007 at 11:36 pm

    42. Terri says:

      Obviously, you would have been out of God’s will not to buy the chocolate.

      October 14th, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    43. Rhen (yestheyareallmine) says:

      Amen, sister!!

      October 16th, 2007 at 9:36 am

    44. The Dairy Wife says:

      Yes, God was slapping you right in the face and dangling that chocolate right before your nose.

      Did he tell you to eat it? ha~


      October 19th, 2007 at 9:45 am

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