These stories are used with permission from Signs Publishing Company. More of these stories can be found in these collections: Ordinary People—Extraordinary God, Ordinary People—Faithful God, and Ordinary People—Generous God
I had no concept of where the conversation was heading until my own statements were used to demonstrate the vanity of Christianity. It was as though my acquaintances considered the conversation a game of chess and I had failed to recognise that they had inexorably drawn me toward the final play.
This was an important question: the towels were meant to be in the bathroom cupboard along with the other bath towels, not in the wardrobe on top of the sheets. If one understands the concept of having things in order, one can truly appreciate my green-towel dilemma--and being a person who likes to have things in order, I would spend some time each day exchanging disorder for order and how happy that made me.
Never mind that God had worked things out so we could move to Palmerston North in time for my older brother to continue his Christian education at Longburn Adventist College. God had made it possible for Dad's employer to arrange a job transfer; had found us a big enough house on a comfortable-sized section of land in the countryside, which was not too far from the college, in a doable price range--all within a week of the real estate agent laughing in Mum's face when she gave her list of requirements.