Wednesday, January 21, 2015

My foray into Ebay

Jenna Mindel here on a cold January morning in Northern Michigan.  I'm usually behind the eight-ball when it comes to trends.  Ebay is one of the many things that's been around awhile but I'm just now taking advantage of the fun there.  And oh, what a dangerous place. LOL. 

When we lived in Upstate NY, my husband and I used to go to live antique (and junk) auctions and they were a blast.  It was exhilarating to raise a paper plate with my auction number written on it in feverish competition with other bidders, all while trying to land the best deal.
Well, last night I dove into last minute bidding on a couple pairs of snowshoes I'd had my eyes on.  But I was outbid and ran out of time on each.  But then suddenly, I had a second chance.  The seller gave me the opportunity to purchase a pair at my last bid price.  I jumped on that second chance even though I'd been given 2 days to think it over.  I realized this is much better.  No competition, no getting caught up in the moment of bidding, no pressure!

I can't help but think how God did this for us by sending his Son to give us all a second chance.  Not to mention the third and fourth chances after we've blown it yet again.  And what a blessing, what an amazing deal we have in the gift of salvation.  We don't have to bid for it or earn it - simply ask and jump on that second chance of God's grace before we run out of time.


Have a blessed day,


Jill Kemerer said...

Yay! You got the snowshoes! I grew up in Michigan and now live in Northern Ohio, so I know how important it is to have reasons to get outside in the winter! (I say this as we have a snow day and my dog is curled up in my arms.) Enjoy them!

Jenna Mindel said...

Hi Jill! I tried snowshoeing last winter with rentals and loved it. I really wanted a pair, but didn't want to pay full price. LOL. It took me this long to stumble onto ebay for them.

Enjoy your snow day. And cuddling with the dog (3 lap dogs in my house) is a great way to spend a winter's day.
Thanks for stopping by!

Terri Reed said...

I've always wanted to try snowshoeing. Maybe this winter.

Jenna Mindel said...

Hey Terri,
It's a great way to get outdoors and exercise. I'll have to report back after I get my "shoes" :)

Have a wonderful evening! And thanks for your post.

Jennifer said...

I haven't done anything with eBay but my husband is all over Craig's list always looking for that good deal! I'm forever grateful for that second chance God has given me.

Shirley said...

Wonderful post. Very thought provoking.
Glad you got the snowshoes.