Thursday, October 26, 2006

Facing the Giants, Part 2/La Vida Loca

Ok, if there is anyone out there still checking my blog, you may have guessed I've completely forgotten WHAT I was going to write for "Part 2." Apparently there is no "Part 2." (No, I'm not gonna talk about how the Cowboys did or did not face the Giants Monday night!!) I really am not completely losing my mind (I don't think!). I'm just very scattered right now. I'm learning a new job (which, by the way, is quite tedious) and I'm trying to stay up with homeschooling my kids (which, by the way, is what I want to pour ALL of my energies into) and let's not even talk about the laundry, dusting (yes, I live in West Texas and dusting MUST be done from time to time), and cooking a nutritional meal at least once in a while, friends/church, extended family stuff, & let's not forget a football game/world series game thrown in from time to time, etc. AND I need to lose 20 lbs. or so....what's new???

All in all, I'm just livin' la vida loca! Life is good. If it wasn't crazy, it would be awfully boring - right?

I guess maybe this IS "Facing the Giants, Part 2" after all. I continue to face the Giant of "getting it all together." But I am pretty sure I have a sling and a rock and the "gifts" to use them. It won't be easy, but God likes to use the "weakest" things to show His strength and I am happy to be his show piece!!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Facing the Giants, Part 1

We went to see this wonderful movie last Sunday. Our neighbors had gone on Friday night and came home just "beaming" about it. I've never seen them like they were that night. Anyway, we got our friends together (there were 25 of us) and went Sunday night. It was a VERY encouraging movie and I've been thinking about it all week. The movie is called "Facing the Giants," but I thought it an appropriate title for my entire blog today.

I feel like we've been facing our own "giants" lately. Trying to keep up with homeschooling, parenting, and the past couple of weeks we've been holding down 5 different jobs!!! Yikes! That's way TOO BIG for us puny little weaklings! Fortunatley, we serve a BIGGER GOD! He has seen us through all of this and will continue to work on our behalf. I am thankful for that! He's been working mightily while I was too weak to even blog over these past couple of months.

Last night was my last night at the grocery store. I never did really figure out what food I would be if I could be a food, but I did learn a lot and loved interacting with the people....both the customers and the other employees. I did, however, hate being away from my family in the evenings. I had been praying that God would show me how to get through this time and that it would be temporary and that He would work out something else I could do to help out with the finances and still be home more. That prayer had barely left my lips when I got a call from someone I hadn't talked to in over a year with a job opportunity!!

They tracked me down and found me and I was hired within a couple of days. I will be working for an marketing company for attorneys and will be working with the internet part of that. I am so excited because that means I get to work from home...more money, more hours...flexible enough that I can do homeschool. It seems too perfect. But that is my bigger-than-giant-God for you!!

I accidently posted this before I was finished, but I don't have time to finish it now, so I will just write a PART 2 post later.