I don't have many or any expensive extras in my life. I have worked hard all of my life for my family and have followed the Lord to do His work and will. That has made for unusual times of sacrifice, and also times when there were blessings beyond comprehension. I have chosen to live frugally and don't regret it.
I am blessed in so many ways. To know God is the highest blessing. I have beautiful daughters and grandchildren and wonderful parents and siblings. I have been blessed with friends from all over the world, and I have been given the privilege to serve God in the highest calling of all--preaching His Holy Word. I have good health and a beautiful place to live and a wonderful congregation to pastor. God has blessed me with a new love and a beautiful lady. God has been so good to me.
But when I took off my wedding band several months back, I felt like my hands were naked. I still have a ring mark on my finger from wearing my wedding band for 37 years. So I went shopping and found something to cover my my naked hand even if for now it is the right hand. I got a really good deal on a nice ring.
This ring is from me to me. Sometimes this kind of gift is good.