Shopping Serendipity

Today’s title comes from a chapter in the book, Retail Therapy by Amanda Ford. The author quotes Tammy Faye Baker (Mesner) AKA Mrs. Eyelashes AKA you know all the drag queens love her:

I take Him shopping with me.

I say, “Okay, Jesus, help me find a bargain.” – Tammy Faye

So my friend, LH, called me the other day, and told me a great testimony about a recent shopping trip. She knows I enjoy shopping, the thrill of the hunt, and the ecstasy when I find a great deal on something that I need. I always feel that Divine Intervention has occurred. I like to say that the Hand of God is moving over the sales floor. I remember when I used to get all that cute stuff at GAP for church for $4.99. Oh, how I miss those days.

LH told me that she did not have a lot of money to spend on a dress for a Mother’s Day banquet. She prayed and asked God to help her find a nice dress within her price range. (Sidebar: You all know that I believe in the power of prayer.) So she and her friend got to the store at 8:45pm, uhm er a the store closed at 9pm. Fortunately, this store has good customer service. So she tried on a boatload of dresses, with no wow factor. She found THE DRESS, a lovely deep blue gown, but it did not fit will.

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She was cool. She felt that maybe this was not the store where she would find her dress. Her friend decided to get a dress for herself, and they proceeded to the register. As they stood at the register, she saw the a similar gown on a rack near the register. She looked at the size, gleefully, she said the dress was in her size. A thank you, Jesus is in order. The original price was less than $200, but she paid less than $12 for the dress. They left the store close to 10pm. Isn’t God totally awesome!!

Good thing LH is prayerful or she she would have purchased these Steve Madden silver platform pumps… cayute!!

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God really cares about us, even the mundane things. (Shopping is not mundane though ;D) We need to pray about everything because He will guide us. We have to let go, and Let God do His thing.  Check out these videos:

Albertina Walker – founder of the trailblazing gospel group Caravans that spawned Evangelist Shirley Caesar.


DeWayne Woods – Gospel singer, Former Tri-City Singer


Yolanda Adams – Gospel Tour de Force


So pray without ceasing, which does not mean always praying out loud.

Live Triumphantly,

~Mix Maven~

P.S. I will be graduating next month, and I have been praying for a MAC Cosmetics gift card. 8-)

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  • kia September 5, 2007 at 10:57 PM

    God’s hand is over the sale floor is a priceless quote!

  • Joyful Radiance May 16, 2007 at 4:18 PM

    That is a great Tammy quote! LOVE the dress!

  • ambika May 16, 2007 at 3:08 PM

    That Tammy Faye quote is priceless. And the dress is gorgeous.

  • clotheshorseok May 16, 2007 at 3:06 AM

    Great quote from Tammy Faye! I love it!

  • TuTu May 15, 2007 at 8:15 PM

    I love those silver shoes. Looks like the Christian Louboutin shoe I want, but the price does not agree with my wallet. Thanks for the alternative.