life beyond the well…

Update- Just Say Thank You

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You may remember this post from a few weeks ago, where I expressed my frustration about a student who had failed to write a thank you note for additional emergency aid that she received.  I also reflected on how grateful I am that God doesn’t remove our blessings when we fail to display gratitude:

“With my student, their failure to finish the process and send a thank you note has resulted in a reversal of the funds, meaning the funds will be removed and they will have to figure out a way to finance any remaining balance on their account.  Thankfully God’s grace and mercy doesn’t have “reversal consequences” in our lives, where He goes back and reverses or removes a blessing because our lack of gratitude or our failure to respond to his attempts to reach us.”

So the update is- after removing the student’s aid, she contacted us and sent in a very long thank-you note; which she said had been sent weeks before, but we had never received.  Fortunately, the emergency aid that she so desperately needed was reinstated; and I believe that she has learned a lesson about the value of follow-through ensuring that timely information reaches its destination; as well as a lesson in checking email consistently.

I’m just glad she’s able to stay in school.

Peace and blessings!


Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

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