Thursday, December 5, 2013

Roofing the Office Supply

Photo by Hazel
Neatly stacked in the corner of our kitchen sat our extra chairs waiting until they were needed again for company.
My thoughts went back to when we obtained these chairs and also twenty nice metal folding chairs.
Years ago we were contacted by an Office Supply company requesting that we make a deal with them. 

They offered chairs, folding tables and enough office supplies in exchange for a new roof.
Robert told them he would consider it and get back to them.  We talked it over and then contacted our Pastor.  
Antique Wooden Chair
courtesy E-Bay
Our church was using some old fashioned double wooden folding chairs in our fellowship hall and in the Sunday School rooms, so new single metal folding chairs and new folding tables would be wonderful. 
We offered to make a donation to the church of a certain number of chairs and tables to fill their need and the over flow of twenty chairs and the stacking chairs would be ours to keep.
We contacted the Office Supply and agreed to accept their offer.  The exchange was a good one.
During the years we have used our single folding chairs in the yard for a barbecue, loaned them to a new church just starting up and also our neighbor has benefited when he has a large gathering over to his place.
The stacking chairs are kept in our kitchen and are so comfortable and handy when needed.
The Church old wooden chairs were taken to the dump, but had we known about E-bay they could have been sold as antiques. 
Sometimes what you don’t know can cost you plenty. 
It is sad to realize that many children and adults today do not know the real meaning of Christmas and the story of Jesus birth, his life, death and resurrection.  It only takes a few years when the Bible and Jesus are erased from our schools to create a generation of uninformed persons about salvation.
I am happy for Child Evangelism, Release time Christian Education and the Good News clubs that are making a mark in the lives of many children.  Often their parents are reached also.
I have some friends who do church in the Park when the weather is good.  They play music and sing to attract a crowd. 
We must use any means we can to reach the lost, or it will cost them and us dearly.


  1. That's was a great move on your part to do the deal for the church. Those are the actions that build great legacies. May we all work in love to reach the ones who so desperately need it. Love is action, isn't it? Nice job, Hazel.

  2. Possibly the best things I had ever got for my kid's rooms
    is a double bunk bed with space with a desk/play area under it.
    Our kids love going to bed above ground level, we love the fact that we are using
    any and all of the room.

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  3. The main challenge which i have encountered when furniture shopping is finding unique pieces
    that still go with each other. I am thinking of creating a theme on oak console table,,
    just in order to adhere to the one period of time or color scheme.


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