Friday, September 19, 2008
So it's been two weeks since starting my new job with State Farm and things have been great so far. I have learned so much in a short time and it feels good to actually be doing something and engaging my brain. For the last 5 plus years I felt so stressed about work and the stability of my job and all the stuff going on in the work place that I was always tired, irritable and had so much tension from the stress in my neck and shoulders that sleeping was difficult. Now I wake up feeling refreshed after a good nights sleep and look forward to a new day. I know this job will have its stress to but I am sure it will be much better and that is what I have been looking for in life. God has truly been good to me and my family in blessing me with my new job and all the other things going on in my life even though at times I wondered what the heck was going on and why I was going through so much stuff that seemed to all keep piling up on one bad thing after another. Now I see that there was a reason for all that stuff and I am stronger for it and ready for the challenges that all the change has brought and know that God will see my family and I through all that is in the future. Grace, Love and Mercy to all and God bless. One last thing in the process of having time off I finally did do something I have wanted to do for a long time I got a tattoo. I will post a picture of it soon.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Man what a year it has been with regards to change for me. since last August I have had 3 jobs taken away from me. The first was last year when the place I had worked at for 18 years was closed by the group that had purchased us 2 years prior and ran it in to the ground. The second was a Youth Ministry job that was part-time and after 8 months it also ended after what we will call a difference in beliefs and ideas for direction of the ministry. Now the place I had been at since my past employer closed has let me go due to financial problems. So 18 years at one place and now 3 job losses in one year talk about a blow to your self esteem. Now with all that out of the way I once again have seen how God takes care of us and truly does not close a door without opening a window. I have had a new opportunity placed before me in the form of a job and even though the next year will be rough for us financially because I will be making considerably less in the long run it will be better for me and my family because of all this company has to offer. I have to admit it is scary making such a change but I know it is time for it to happen. For the last 19 years I have worked in health care ((eye care) and it has always been somewhat unstable and especially the last 10 years or so sometimes wandering if I would get a paycheck and always wandering if the place would close, not to mention no real retirement benefits or ability to move upward. Now I will be working for a fortune 500 company with stability, retirement benefits and advancement opportunities. So here is to this new segment of my life and seeing where it takes me and like I said earlier I have definitely learned that God does have a plan for my life even when it seems like things are falling apart. So my advice. When you here that door slam look for the window that has just opened and through it you will see the great things God has put in front of you.
Friday, August 08, 2008
I just finished reading this a couple of weeks ago and loved it. David Gregory has done it once again using descriptions of his characters, figures and events to tell a wonderful story just like he has in the past with Dinner with A Perfect Stranger and Day With a Perfect Stranger. This tale of a young man named Logan who is fresh out of college and looking for a job who applies at Universal Systems and meets the CEO and is offered a position that is his dream job of being a organizational analyst. His assignment? Evaluate each of the 5 levels of the company and report back to the CEO. On each level he finds something different but also they have something in common they all seem to be missing the point of the company and none of them make a profit and this continues until he reaches the 5th level . This is a book for anyone looking for answers about what God is calling them to do. Each of the 5 levels represents a level of faith, and how things such as legalism, apathy, and denominational differences get is the way of Gods purpose for are life and in my opinion he nails a lot problems right on the head. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone searching for Gods purpose in life without a deep theological base.
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Have you ever had something so exciting going on in your life that you cannot wait to share it with everyone? Well I have one of those things going on right now, but here's the kicker. I cannot share it with everyone right now until a few details are taken care of I and am given the OK to announce it. This is really tearing me up I just want to burst out and tell everyone, but I must wait. The only good thing is I have been able to tell a few people so that is keeping on the ground right now. More to come.
Friday, July 25, 2008
I seem to be struggling just to hold on to life right now. I recently resigned at the church I was working at part-time as youth director due to some difference in theology and how I felt the program should run. I have come to find that loosing that was harder on me than I expected but at the same time I refuse to change who I am and what I believe just to conform to the desires of others. Now I am faced with another possible change that is pretty major in my life as well as my families life. I just want life to slow down and give me a break from all that has been going on in the last year or so.