I was picking my son up from school after a band lesson. I had baked cookies for a new neighbor moving in that I had planned on dropping off with an invite to our church for Easter Sunday. As I drove by their home it looked like no one was home and might not be the best time to drop off freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and the invite. I drove on to pick up my son, and on our way back, I was sharing with him why we were going to take our neighbors the cookies I baked. As I was telling him and approaching our intersection to turn to go home, this woman was crossing the street with the look of extreme hurt which seemed to scream across her face. I felt so deeply inside I was supposed to turn around and go back through the intersection and give her these cookies with a word from the Lord. I turned around and my son said mom what are you doing..?. I told him I felt deep down in my heart that these cookies are supposed to go to this woman. If I can find her again I’m going to give them to her. He sat quietly and said ok. I said we can make more for our neighbor but these are supposed to be for her. I feel it so strongly. I crossed the intersection and there she was sitting in a bus stop booth along side another woman. I pulled over and got out with my heart in my throat about to cry knowing the Lord was pressing on my heart to obey him. I got the cookies wrapped for the neighbor and handed them to her with a grace bomb card I frantically found in the bottom of my purse. As I handed them to her I told her that these were meant for her, that they were cookies I had just baked and I wanted her to have them. I told her hat Jesus loves her so deeply and that if she seeks him with all we heart she will find him. The woman sitting next to her said you are going to make me cry, you just said a mouthful. I said I know I’m holding back the tears myself. She said God bless you. I reiterated to the woman in need that Jesus loved her and left. As I was leaving I prayed that the Lord would put it on the woman’s heart sitting next to her to pray with her and that she would find Jesus today.
During a performance at Rams Head in Annapolis, two waiters ran into each other resulting in a cascade of beverages over my head. Our waiter apologized, brought towels and said the bill was taken care of...I told him it was ok and if I was a waiter, my customers would have to wear raincoats. I was afraid he’d have to have the cost taken out of his pay. He said the bill was already off of the register. I left him a tip that would at least mostly pay for the bill, all the cash I had, and a grace bomb.
My 4 year old daughter has a friend at school who consistently gets in trouble for not wearing a uniform. We had recently purchased my daughter new shirts and we bought extra because they were on sale. She came to me extremely heartbroken for her friend and asked if it would be ok to give 2 of her new shirts to the little girl in her class. Of course, I said yes. I'm so glad to have been able to show my daughter what it's like to give and not expect anything in return.
My friend who lives in Washington was having a hard time. It was Girl Scout cookie season so I was spreading the word that I was selling them. Since she was having a hard time, I offered to buy her Girl Scout cookies with my own money, it took a while to execute but when it happened, and I saw that she had received them, it made me so happy that I could not stop smiling. We still continue to talk to this day and I’m forever grateful to have her in my life.
I was ringing up a customer at the store I work for and she didn't have enough money for her apple pie. Her little boy was very sad and she said to him, maybe next week. I took my wallet out and paid for the pie so that she and her son could enjoy it.
Twelve ladies meet every Tuesday afternoon in my neighborhood for a Bible study. Each month we do an outreach project to impact our local community and after hearing about Grace Bomb, our group decided to make Grace Bomb our project this month. Each lady in our group took four cards to Grace Bomb someone each week. At the end of the month, we will share our Grace Bomb stories and how it affected not only our local neighborhood but how it impacted each one of us.
I had a gift card, once I use them, if any balance left I pass it to the person behind me in line. This man had a toothbrush and floss, used the card and since still a balance he passed it behind him. The next lady had paper and pen, she paid 2 cents! I double bombed!
Going at the door at Sam’s Club, there was a woman in front of me with a teenage daughter. She was so sweet and patient with this beautiful teenager that was mentally challenged. I gave her a card and some money and explained that the love I saw between the two of them made my day! She asked me if she could hug me and said, “Thank you, Jesus.”
I had a pleasure to Grace Bomb someone while I was on my way to work, I was in Panera to get breakfast. A gentleman came in behind me and I Grace Bombed him. I glad to be a blessing to someone.
I was able to give out my first 2 Grace bombs today. I was at bubba's 33 for a to-go order and a lady who worked there kindly helped me out with no problem at all and so when she went to bring me my change, I thought it'd be the perfect opportunity to grace bomb her. So, I not only let her keep my remaining change, I gave her a card. She didn't know what it meant and when I explained it to her, she told me how she was just thinking today how she needed grace. It made my day knowing I was able to make hers. Then something was telling me to go back in there and give another one out. Another girl who works there was having car trouble and she still took care of me with a smile on her face and helped me get a side of fries that I forgot to order. When she got back, I not only gave her money, but a grace bomb as well because I know what its like to have a stressful situation and still have a smile on my face to keep the customers happy. I loved that I was given this opportunity to give grace to two different people today.