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Topic: Shrewdness (03/07/05)
TITLE: On a hunch
By Alice Lewis
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My husband could no longer handle his high paying job as a bindery man due to health problems. After carpel tunnel surgery on both wrists, body wide arthritis set in. Workman’s comp helped him find a menial, low paying job, something he could handle, and subsidized us to make it up to a living wage.
I, in the meantime took in sewing. Business was good. I was busy all the time, sewing, mending, doing alterations for people. I decided that the money I was taking in would go for groceries. I filled all the cupboards and all the nooks and crannies in the whole house. I stored canned goods, beans and rice and other long keeping staples. I know Mormons do that, but we aren’t Mormon. At the time it just seemed like a good thing to do.
I think it must have been the Holy Spirit directing me. After a time, his new company found reason to fire him. He was not efficient enough to do the job required of him.
What to do now! He was not old enough yet to retire. But he couldn’t work due to the arthritis. And there would be a six month waiting period before he could get Social Security disability benefits.
Did I say that hunch to accumulate food was a shrewd move? We ate! It was a blessing from God that I listened to that hunch.
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