Saturday, July 26, 2014

The realities of a Hero's Entrance

Is it really July???  Really?

Wow.

I'm sure there are people who have been waiting to know what happened to me after my last few posts.

Sorry about that.  How about an update?

Ok, here we go.

In short, God came charging in on a while horse with sword swinging and swept me up with Him.

I was rescued.

Horray!  Dancing and singing!  Hands clapping!  Fireworks!  Smiles and hugs!

And crazy busy!

Wow.  When you read about rescues in stories, it's exciting, then it's over, finished.

But being rescued is a process.  You are suddenly swept up and are running at full speed.  There's confusion and fatigue and relief.

It's a bit crazy.


So after I wrote my last blog, things started moving for me fairly quickly.  In the space of one week I suddenly had 7 different job opportunities presented to me, and interviews and mailing and resume writing and updating.  It was crazy.  I went to two interviews, and I was offered a job at both places.  I was also waiting on word for a High School job that would have had me making more money than I had ever dreamed before.  (Yeah, I don't dream about making lots of money apparently...  I think I would rather just have money than work for it.  Oops, did I just write that?)

There was a lot of lost sleep, and a lot of thinking about my future and trying to figure out where God was directing me.  In the end, I accepted a position as a pre-school teacher about an hour and a half from where I live.

I don't regret it at all.  It's a good school, with the cutest kids.  I have fun smiling and laughing with the kids everyday.  It makes a huge difference in my overall attitude.  My salary is considerably higher than before, so I'm eating better and I'm able to go out a bit more.  The hours are much better, although I have far fewer vacations.

But I still stay busy, (which is the excuse I'm giving for not updating my blog.)

Things are finally settling down, and I'm starting to figure out what I can and cannot do on my new salary.  I still have a while to go before I can consider myself in a financially stable situation, but I feel like things are moving in the right direction.

So that's my update for now.  I will try to keep posting when I can, but I find I spend much less time on the computer now than I did before.  This is probably a good thing though.

Anyway, I would like to thank all those that prayed for me and offered encouraging comments.  I really appreciate it!


6 comments:

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see lis said...

Hi. I've been keeping up with your blog although I noticed you had not written in it for a year now but i was hoping to get a hold of you just to see how things are now. Plz email me at seelis84@yahoo.com. I am interested in doing missions in Japan as well so it'd be nice to connect, thanks.

Mariah Lipscomb said...

So I stumbled upon your blog quite recently and I've been making my way up from the older posts to the newer ones. You have been blogging for a long time! Awesome! I figured out October 5th is your birthday and that is today! So Happy Birthday from a stranger you have never met :) I love your blog but the last post was published more than a year ago, which makes me sad. I hope you're still doing well and, if you ever read this, that you know you've acquired some sort of "supporter" in me. Happy Birthday! Cheers!

Darren Liby said...

Greetings. I thank.God that you are in the trenches in Japan. I too have a desire for mission work in Japan. I lived there from 1985 to 1990. I will be in Japan in mid August and stay with my host family in Saitama. Maybe we could connect at Ikebukuro? I welcome your insight, as I do have a specific ministerial pursuit in mind. You may contact me at darren@dipsgourmet.com. Thanks for this blog. Ive been thinking of starting one. Hope to hear from you. -Darren

Darren Liby said...

Greetings. I thank.God that you are in the trenches in Japan. I too have a desire for mission work in Japan. I lived there from 1985 to 1990. I will be in Japan in mid August and stay with my host family in Saitama. Maybe we could connect at Ikebukuro? I welcome your insight, as I do have a specific ministerial pursuit in mind. You may contact me at darren@dipsgourmet.com. Thanks for this blog. Ive been thinking of starting one. Hope to hear from you. -Darren

Darren Liby said...

Greetings. I thank.God that you are in the trenches in Japan. I too have a desire for mission work in Japan. I lived there from 1985 to 1990. I will be in Japan in mid August and stay with my host family in Saitama. Maybe we could connect at Ikebukuro? I welcome your insight, as I do have a specific ministerial pursuit in mind. You may contact me at darren@dipsgourmet.com. Thanks for this blog. Ive been thinking of starting one. Hope to hear from you. -Darren