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#342639 05/15/03 11:09 PM
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Hi, Everyone.

It's sort of nice to be back here--been away for quite some time from the forum.

I would like to ask prayers. I have a job interview tomorrow (MST) at 10 am. I have an awesome job that is offering me a huge opportunity right now but this other job is in the Christian music field and could be very exciting.

Please pray that God shows me which direction is His will and that I choose His way.

H is supportive either way although I sense he wants me to stick with what I have and that's sort of what my intuition is already telling me, too.

Thanks.

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Freshstart,
How did it go?

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Wow, when God works in my life, He sure doesn't mess around.

Everything is happening so fast. Some is weird, though!! lol

The interview was THE BEST I ever had in my entire career!!!! Thank you for your prayers.

The 3 interviewers (the boss, his wife and the lady I would partner with--who has her head screwed on right unlike my job "share" partner I just got rid of--well, she left, I didn't get rid of her!! lol ) and I totally connected. I felt like Sally Field as I left, thinking, "You like me! You really like me!" <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />

The job is awesome and offers amazing challenges and opportunities. I think I would get to talk to and meet some of the biggest names in the worship sector of the contemporary church in North America.

You guys, I cannot believe what God might do for me here!!!

They said they would call me in the next few days. The boss said, "When I call you, we'll talk salary." He didn't say second interview or IF I call you...my intuition says I've got it but of course, there is a chance that someone better qualified was also a candidate. I should hopefully know by Tuesday. They are in a hurry to decide--I applied for this in March!

When I got back to my current job (2 ladies in the office know I went but the Management Team don't know, although one suspects something is going on), I got raked over the coals for asking for some leeway on the new job description they are offering me. Basically, they told me I have no right to negotiate anything and I hurt their feelings by asking.

I work for a charity that's mission statement includes the desire to promote the health and well-being families and yet they told me I would need to be on call and my family will just have to live with that and so will I. That's hypocrisy in my books. The new job at my current work means weekends whenever they want without much notice to me. I feel I can't live with that.

It's so weird. Just a few months after d-day and our resignation from ministry, I left a job for (now)16D's sake--so I could be home. 21 months later, it appears I am coming full-circle but this time leaving an awesome job (the other one sucked! lol) for the sake of my family.

When I asked 13D what she preferred, (the new job does involve two months of intense work--but I know that walking in and the rest of year it's pretty much M-F 8:30-4:30) she said, "Mom, I'd rather know I won't see you for 2 mos than live with the threat of never seeing you at all."

I asked God for a clear sign. My bosses acted so out of character from what I have known of them over these past almost 2 years that I feel God was slamming the door shut (if only the door slam didn't feel like getting kicked in the butt!!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" /> )
on my current job.

H is nervous because I feel I have no option but to resign, whether I hear from the new company or not. I am fairly confident I will hear from them. Money is a big issue for us as times are more than tough in our house but I trust the Lord to provide for us.

So please keep praying!! And thanks for the prayers so far.

I really don't want to walk away on a sour note with my current employer. That job has been a blessing and the staff more like sisters than colleagues (perhaps that creates more problems?) I have had wonderful things happen there with work and in my personal life. I wouldn't have traded this opportunity for anything but as a former pastor, I can't deny God has a huge calling on my life and this is a bigger opportunity to restore my ministry call in a significant manner.

Sorry this was so long. What an emotional day!

Thanks!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />

<small>[ May 16, 2003, 10:34 PM: Message edited by: freshstart ]</small>

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Just a quick update.

I haven't heard a word from the Christian organization about the other job.

Things got worked out today at my current work. I received an apology and request for forgiveness and I offered the same in exchange.

God is good!

Thanks for your prayers!

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cograts.
glad things are working out for you.

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Hi FS, Ive been away for a while also.... My wife's been back since November. We got a new house. Still a lot of rough edges to work out. Glad to hear how God is working in your life.
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((((Lostpup)))): It's awesome to hear from you!

And your wife is back! Bless God.

Nelly, thanks for the congrats. I really don't quite understand why God allowed all of this to happen the way it did. I thought for sure He wanted me to work in ministry again but my peace is returning with a sense that many ministry opportunties are right here under my nose at work. I do work with a lot of Christians currently and have awesome opportunities both for evangelism and to develop my writing--I have a book deal in the works!

The other exciting update for me is that I hope to meet Stillwaiting later this month! It's so cool as a Canadian to have a chance to meet another person from MB! You guys are the best <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />

Hugs!


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