Tuesday, April 27, 2010

God is in control

Well, it finally happened. I knew it was coming but now it's finally here.

They cut my hours at work to 24. I will work Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. That is not enough to pay our bills. I will have to find a part time job or a whole new job. I hate the thought of interiews and such. My age is not working in my favor either. Not many companies looking for a 61 year old manager.

At Bible Study on Sunday, I requested prayer for God's guidance in this (knowing that something was going to happen). I am now trusting in him to provide. That is not an easy thing for a "take charge" kind of person like I am.

On one hand, I will have more time to do the things I need to do around the house and I can save money by doing more cooking and less eating out. I might even find my missing manuscript. Who knows!?

On the other hand, I would like to have a job. Actually, I would like to hit the Lottery and I may have as good a shot at that as I do finding another job!!

I'll have to wait and see what the net paycheck will be before I make a decision.

I could use your prayers for God's guidance and provision.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I have a book in me somewhere

Years ago I started a book. It was so long ago that is was typed on a typewriter! Wow!

It is a fictional story based on my grandfather's life in the late 1800's. He was born in 1870. I read the story he wrote about his life when he was in his 80's and thought it was fascinating. It sparked my imagination. Sort of a male version of Little House on the Prairie with 11 siblings.

I had written about 50 pages and now I can't find it. I am sick about that. I know it has to be in the house somewhere. Paper and ink do not sprout legs and walk off but I have looked everywhere. Well, obviously not everywhere or I would have found it.

Maybe it's God's way of saying I should start over or start something new. I don't know.

Pray for me to find my story or to have the will to start a new story.

Have you ever misplaced something and felt that God was trying to direct you through that?

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I love warm weather and the smell of the warm, fresh earth and the flowers and the trees.
Today the temperature was warm and the sun was shining and I went out and tackled my long neglected garden. I filled our trash bin and one paper lawn sack with debris. What fun!
The garden looks wonderful with its new growth and its fresh brown dirt. It lifted my spirits. I am amazed that these tiny green things survived our harsh Nebraska winter and pushed again up through the soil to drink in the sunshine and wave gently in the breeze. I am overcome with joy.
When I look at my garden and all the growing things at this time of year, I imagine what God felt like when he created it all. How happy he must have been to see it all come together. "He saw that it was good." What an understatement! It is more than good, it is awesome!
When I am taking care of my garden, I am taking care of God's creation and I love it.
As the garden matures, I will post some pictures. I am not a master gardener by any means but I am a happy one.