Thursday, October 23, 2008

They Got WHAT???

I have most definitely got to update this blog a bit more often!!

First and foremost, Tuesday, Oct. 14, Abe called me at 7:15 in the morning. Now that was shocking enough. But the reason he called was to say that he had gotten saved that morning!! Needless to say, I was quite speechless, but he said he had been doubting it for quite some time, ever since he preached the message about the assurance of salvation, under which his sisters and Maddie had gotten saved! He also told me that his dad had gotten saved the night before.

Also, during the week of meetings they had been having at their church, Maddie's sister and brother-in-law had also gotten saved. On Sunday, they had a baptismal service and that night, Maddie's mom and sister, Sarah, got saved too!! It's so good to know that the Lord Never stops working!

In a less happy note, yet still happy, last Friday I put in my two-weeks notice here at the TV station. If you have followed the blog at all, you will know part of what's been going on. Well, there was a meeting called on Friday, and from 9 to 11, I was crying. My supervisor was telling me I had to step it up, telling me that I was being rebellious, and that I wasn't doing everything I was supposed to do in the amount of time I was supposed to do it.

Eversince the last time, I had been praying and asking God that if He was changing the way He wanted me to go, He was going to have to show me. I'm stupid, I can't take a hint, I need something point-blank. And that meeting was about as clear as ever. So when they finally asked me if I wanted to stay on past my internship, I told them no. I don't want to work in a job where I am thought of as rebellious, because I'm not! I can't work in a job where my testimony has a chance of being compromised due to a conflict in personalites.

So, after the end of October, I will be moving home and riding to work with my dad every day, and working in the medical records department of the hospital if everything works out.

Lord willing, I will be posting more often. God bless.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thank God For Friends!!

OK, so I know I havn't posted the pictures from the picnic, but let's just say, it went well. Everyone enjoyed the cakes and they were consumed in no time!

Things have been very busy, and projects at work are conflicting with alot of things. This past Tuesday, work was very hard. I found out that my boss is unhappy at the things I am trying to do and learn, and he is expecting me to "step it up" a notch.

My question is: When you are failing to spend time with your family, breaking your back to finish a project so you can go to church, missing out on the fellowship of your friends, staying up late and missing out on sleep, and not to mention, being worried about what the boss thinks and expects; HOW CAN I STEP IT UP??

So needless to say, Tuesday was very stressful, and filled with prayer. I called my mom and let her know how to pray, and she called Mrs. Beabes to let her know. Wednesday morning at 8:00, Abe called to see how I was doing and to exhort me to keep faith in God. "Either way," he said, "it is a test of your faith." I hadn't really thought of it that way and I had gotten so caught up in my own world, that I just needed to step back and say, "Whoa!"

We talked for about forty-five minutes, and then I had to go to work. But all that day, I was looking at things from a different light, and the day went quite well! Abe and I were able to talk again that night for about the same amount of time, and we just fellowshipped together.

I thank God for the people He has brought into my life, and the blessing and encouragement that Abe has been to me.