Tuesday, June 05, 2007
For those of you that know us well - you know that the whole reason we moved out here was Joe's job about 8 years ago now. Joe's work has been ALL about paint!! He started painting while we were in college, painted while in seminary, and also began working at the store he bought the paint from - but now selling the paint! It wasn't long before that store offered to send Joe for some training and he would begin running their computer systems for the paint stores. THAT is what brought us out here - another paint company wanted a computer guy and Joe was it. SO - about 3 months ago now, a TOTALLY different company contacted Joe about applying for a job - but WAIT, NO PAINT involved in this job - that was almost scary for us!! After a few interviews and much prayer, Joe has decided to take the job. He said it well - it is sad and yet exciting. It is a great promotion for him as he will now be a manager - something he has hoped for for some time, but wow, is it ever hard to leave behind a GREAT job of 8 years - all the people we both have grown to love and a wonderful job only minutes from home. I guess another good thing about this job change is we don't have to move this time!! Joe's drive is longer, but not by that much. Just wanted to share this tidbit with you all - we would love your prayers as this is a real "step of faith" - something Joe has never done before, but something, I AM SURE, he will be good at. (He starts his new job after we get back from our Adoption Group Reunion in July. )
When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.