Monday, August 27, 2012

Baby Shower Gifts on a Tight Budget

I had a baby shower coming up this month for a sweet niece. I wanted to give her a nice gift but was concerned how to manage since I haven't been working my regular hours. Gift giving on a tight budget has always been a challenge for me. I probably lack faith in this area and need to pray about it more. I tend to fret over what to give and if it's a nice enough  instead of consistently praying for the Lord to provide and then being thankful for His provision. He always has provided so why do I fret?

I started wondering how I was going to find the money for a gift when I remembered a post by a sweet friend April who had made some lovely baby shower gifts.  She generously shared a few ideas which I loved. I ended up making some burp rags and a few bibs which still didn't seem like enough. But, then I remembered that I had accumulated quite a few Swagbucks and had traded in some of those Swagbucks for a gift card from Amazon. Ahhh.. bingo!

I do a lot of searches online so Swagbucks is an easy way to make some extra cash. I've downloaded their button on my tool bar so it's convenient when I need to do a quick search. You can also earn extra bucks for surveys, referring friends,etc.

Anyway.. the Lord has provided again! Jehovah Jireh, my Provider!

Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide, as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it will be provided.”  Genesis 22:14

Jehovah Jireh means, "The Lord sees" or the "Lord provides".