Friday, March 13, 2009

Praise the Lord

You know that churning-in-your-stomach feeling when you are preparing for something big? Like an interview that's outcome could change your way of life? Well, decisions, preparation, searching, and all that goes along with that kind of feeling have been happening for the past month or so. But its all been worth it and God has shown through. With each big decision, we have turned it over to God (I have to admit, I don't surrender as soon as I should) and He has blessed us more than we could ever deserve.

Some Background:
I applied to a Library Technician job at a Library closer to Sheffield. GREAT job opportunity! They called back after my interview, (4 weeks after initially applying and 1.5 weeks after the interview) and told me that they decided to hire inhouse. However, they wanted to know if I would do some consulting work for them and work on their website and design their manuals! AWESOME! Not too long ago I told Joel that I wish I could have a job where I helped local businesses with designing manuals, working on websites, and small improvement projects. Joel was jumping in the appartment when I got the phone call and quite frankly was very distracting but also very encouraging. Its so nice that he is excited and that he wants to suport me in my careerish endevors. (I never really think about what I do as a career path, but I guess when you set job/business goals, they are career goals.) PRAISE GOD

In the meantime we had been looking for another apartment closer to Sheffield Chapel since we are getting more and more involved! Well, after a long search, we put the need out to the church. the next week, a great man in our church, Gordon, came up to us with the number of someone who he used to rent from. We called the number, went to see the apartment, and took it! It is lovely and we are planning (God willing) to stay in this apartment until we buy a house. It is everything and more than what I could have asked for. Private! A cottage by itself, VEIWS of a lake and mountains, A SEPARATE BEDROOM, and a cellar. I will upload pictures soon. It seems like just too much! We don't deserve it!

We will soon be adding a new member to our family as well! NO, it is NOT a baby. It is a rescued cat. We still have not settled on which one, but we fell in love with a couple of them and still need to decide which would be the perfect fit. We have had pet withdrawal and are looking forward to having a pet of our own.

New developement as well. I went back to the Lenox Library and told them about how the position I applied to was filled in house, but that the library I aplied to wanted me to possibly do some side work for them.
TODAY I was aproached by the Dirrector of the Lenox Library, and he asked if I would be interested in a contracted possition separate from the one I already hold, so that I could keep up their website, and work on special projects (interactive floor plan, manuals, historic walking tour of the library) and learn how to control/fix computar network when there are issues (I would be a computer go-to tech). Wow! I can't wait to start! I have loved working independantly at the Lenox Library designing the Holds Possition Manual and the Interactive Floor Plan. Now I will be able to actually do it and get payed under contract.

God is Good, all the time, and all the time, God is Good!

Things might not be turning out at all how I expected, but they are so much better than I could have expected.

Joel and I are having big moves: furnishing our appartment, paying off debt, and keeping ourselves out of holes, but in all of the hustle and bustle of this time in our lives, God is showing through some tough stuff and showing us the Great things he can produce when we let go and give it up. Of course we know that it all could have gone sour and God would still deserve all praise, but in these instances things have gone unexpectedly in a great dirrection that we had no idea existed. Praise God for so much. And so much more than what I have shared.

God has worked on me in so many ways. I'll write more another time, but there is an update. A long one!
Blessed be your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's all as it should be
Blessed be your name

Blessed be your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be your name

(Tree 63, Blessed Be Your Name)

3 comments:

  1. Wow! Great update! I'm hoping you keep updating things like this! You guys sound great...and super happy!

    Oh..and yes, my heart skipped a beat when you mentioned the "new addition"!! I can't wait to hear that kind of news!

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  2. Everything is so exciting. Wow!!! You didn't tell me about the Lenox Library thing. That is soooo cool. Can't wait to see you on the 28th and see the new cottage. I'm glad I new about the "new addition" before I read your blog. My heart would have really skipped a beat.

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  3. Praise the Lord!!! I'm so excited. OK. My insides did something funny when the new addition thing came up. Shen there is another important addition, I don't want to read about it on a blog, OK? :)

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