Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Answered Prayers!!

God’s grace is awesome! After just a few weeks on the job market I am once again employed. A huge thanks to our friend Jonae Johnson who put in a good word for me at Leanin’ Tree and helped me get into an Account Manager / Inside Sales position that seems like a really great fit to what I was looking for and a really great company to work for. A ginormous thanks to friends, family, and the brethren who have been supporting us in prayer and finances. God has been good to put you all in our lives and we thank Him and you for being so good to us.

In the midst of all this change, Chrissy and I are glad to testify that God has once again risen above our fears and doubts and has proven that He is true to the promises that he makes in scripture. So as the only natural response we proclaim praises in the name of Jesus!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

We don't know where we are going...

After 'nailing the interviews', I was called to provide references and, thinking that I had the job for sure, Ivan, the boys and I went to The Cottage, a local daycare center, for a tour. While we were there I felt like I was holding back tears the whole time. I just couldn't stomach leaving the boys there every day, all day. NO WAY! I thought maybe it was just The Cottage and danced with the idea of visiting others, but after playing with numbers we realized that I would have to be paid over $5 more per hour than what I was asking in order for it to be worth putting the boys in daycare at all. After praying, we were at so much peace with the idea of me not taking the job, or any job for that matter. The only dispeace I had was when thinking about calling the company to let them know that I didn't want the job. So, the next day I received an email from them stating that they had hired someone else. THE LORD!!
Now, as for Ivan... he also landed a second interview, which was last Thursday. It went really well, they requested references and had him do a drug test... and nothing since. We have not heard anything.
Now we are just praying. Maybe Ivan will get that call tomorrow or the next day. Maybe he won't get the job, or maybe he will get an offer, but at this point we are really trying to discern what the Lord wants us to do. Maybe we are looking in the wrong direction??? Please pray!! God has been providing one day at a time. Like he always does. Just keep praying!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

We nailed the Interviews!!

I know that the Lord was giving us favor yesterday as we interviewed, Ivan at Leanin Tree and me at Gibbons-White. Ivan is moving forward in the interview process by taking online assessment tests. It is not fun, but will be worth it in the end. Yesterday afternoon I was called back an hour after I left to arrange a second interview, which I had this morning and it went REALLY well! I am super excited and hope and pray for God's wisdom and discernment because I really want this job! It's 30 hours a week that will move into 40 hours gradually throughout the first year. I think it's perfect for transitioning Mason and Jeremiah into day care. Keep praying! Love you all!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Job Interviews

A feeling of mixed emotion comes over me as I write to tell you that Ivan and I both have interviews scheduled for Monday. Ivan is first, at 10:30am, for a sales position at a company called Leanin Tree. Then I will drive into Boulder to interview at the Sunflower Restaurant as their AP/AR and Payroll person. Please keep us in your prayers. These are the first of several positions that we have applied for to show any interest. As you can probably imagine, our resumes are superb and can only categorize us as rock stars, so we will let the Lord do the rest! :-)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Family for the Lord

The last week has been a very interesting one. Last Tuesday Ivan lost his job. I could go on about how difficult it is to go through the emotions of dealing with this, the "Oh NO, what are we going to do!", the silence, the crying and the queasy feeling involved with your life suddenly changing, but I am so grateful to say that I would much rather go into the peace, security, provision, blessings, love, support, and utter joy it is to have a renewed faith that our Mighty, Awesome, Wonderful God will more than come through for us. He has done it before, he will do it again. So, this season is not a "hard" one or a "trying" one, it is a happy and exciting one to be in awesome wonder of what the Lord will do next. We love you all and know that you are supporting us in prayer, and that's all we need!