50 Is Not Old | Amazing Grace

Today is Easter Sunday, and we have so much to be thankful about. Number one on the list is, He is alive and so are you. Because He has risen from the grave, we now have a chance at eternal life. I look at my own children, and wonder at the sacrifice that was made for us. How God gave his son, so that we can live. How humbling is that? There is no way we could ever be worthy of the amazing grace that our Lord has bestowed upon us.


50 Is Not Old | Amazing Grace


I wanted to tell you a little story that happened when we were in Tennessee last week. We had finished setting up for the fashion show and had decided to do a little shopping in the next town over. My mother was in bad need of some clothing, and you have to drag her to go shopping. So, we kidnapped her, and off we went. She came back with a huge haul, and everything fit. Woot woot!

Anyway, mom had left her car back at the church, where the show would take place, so we were on our way back to the car. I was talking to a couple of my friends, and my mom looked up and said, “Is this the exit?” In my mind, I heard her, but the words didn’t quite register because I was talking. All of a sudden the words, “this exit” penetrated my mind.

I quickly swerved off the highway, and my mother said, “why are you getting off here, this is the wrong one?” Okay, no problem, we will just jet across the road and get back on the highway and get off on the next exit. When we got to the bottom of the exit ramp, we had to stop because there was another car in front of us trying to turn.

I looked over and there was this young man, probably in his 20’s, sitting under the stop sign. He was opening up a McDonald’s bag and was starting to eat. When I say eat, it was more like woofing it down. It was like watching an animal that had not eaten in days, how they eat without chewing.

I started digging in my purse, and the others asked what I was doing. They had not seen the boy. When I told them, then everyone was coming up with money. We rolled down the windows, and called him over to the car, and then handed him the money. He was extremely happy. All he could keep saying was, “Bless You, Bless You.”

I am not telling you this story to make you think I am generous or a good person, in fact, I have become callus when it comes to seeing people at the bottom of ramps or at corners, with their little signs. I have heard so many horror stories about how they make good money off people and are just taking us suckers for a ride. But this young man had no sign, he wasn’t asking for anything.

I told the others, as we started back on our way, that we did not get off on that exit by mistake. The Lord directed us that way!!! I firmly believe he made this happen for a reason. This was his amazing grace, not only to the young man who was so obviously in need but to us who have become insensitive to the plight of others.


50 Is Not Old | Amazing Grace

I hope you have a wonderful Easter, spent with loved ones.

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  1. Audrey Macri says:

    Where did you purchase your outfit

  2. SouthernBelleFLA says:

    Could not agree with you more. So many people in genuine need…..lean into giving and God take care of the rest.

  3. Denise pagan says:

    Omg I just read this post for the very first time and you are right that was not a simply coincidence. You where directed to miss your exit so you could bless that young man. I should know some time ago my very own son was that man but many miles away. By the Grace of God he is much better today. We need to be more sensitive to Gods Guidance. Have a great day!

    Denise Pagan?

  4. Te queda precioso ese conjunto en azul con las botitas, sos lo más!!!, tengo 49 y ya quisiera parecerme un poquito a tí!!, me cuesta mucho encontrar ropa con la que sentirme a gusto, me cuesta acostumbrarme a la nueva forma de mi cuerpo, y la mayoría de las veces la ropa que elijo me queda muy ajustada. Contigo estoy aprendiendo a vestirme adecuadamente y elegir los complementos. Saludos desde Montevideo, Uruguay

  5. Melesa Garrison says:

    Tania, you are so right. God did plan for his angels to turn and help this young man that day. I hope and pray that he is in a better place now, and life will get better for him. What a blessing for him and a blessing for me too 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Your dress is very pretty too 🙂

  6. One of your best outfits yet! The blue is a great color on you, too. =)

  7. Happy Easter to you and yours. You have been a true blessing to me. I have been in need of this blog. I know it sounds silly but I feel like part of your blog “family” and with both of my children off to college I have had trouble finding my groove and other ladies who share my passions for the Lord AND fashion. Some other believers can make me feel shallow because I enjoy shopping and fashion. Thank You.

    1. Thank you, I understand where you are coming from. I also feel the pain!

  8. Wonderful story! “There by the grace of God go I”. Is my thought whenever I see someone like that young man…..

  9. Wonderful story! Indeed the Lord directs our steps. After Bible study one day, the waitress told our group how these high school kids who had a half day had stiffed her on the bill. All of us opened our wallets hoping no one saw us and I’m sure we more than made up the cash those kids cheated her on. All we wanted was for her to experience the love of Jesus! He is alive IN US!

  10. By deeds, not words…..
    Happy Easter Tania to you and your family!
    ” The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.”

  11. Susi Willis says:

    Living humility and grace – enjoy this day ???

  12. Jesus Christ is risen today! Alleluia! Thank you for your message today, Tania.

  13. Praise the Lord He is risen! So many people don’t want to discuss death. But because He died for US in OUR place we are forgiven of our sins and can have eternal life.

    Sometimes we think we are at the wrong place but if we will listen we will find God has put us there for a reason. Thank you for “listening” to God so that you were able to bless that man.

    I really enjoy your posts and your style.


  14. Thank you for that amazing story. I definitely believe that was a God thing and a blessing for all. Helps us be more sensitive to those around us. Have a blessed day as we remember this glorious day – Christ had risen, He has risen indeed. PS – very cute dress.

  15. Donna Hayslett says:

    Happy Easter sweet lady! Because HE lives…we too shall live forever and ever! Praise God for that Amazing Grace. And thank you for this post. I look forward to reading it every day.

    Love you outfits, and your stories…you are so REAL! Stay yourself..never change!

    Have a blessed day worshiping Him,

  16. Yes! The Lord puts us where he wants us!

  17. EvaMarie Blanton says:

    Happy Easter! HE is Risen! (I like your relaxed hair style today!)