Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Praise God!

As of 1 November 2010:

1 year, 3 months, 2 weeks - since being told I would be laid off 3 jobs ago.
1 year, 2 days - since being laid off 3 jobs ago.
7 months - since losing my next to last job.
6 months, 1 week - since losing my part-time (and last) job.

6 months of living off of unemployment.
Countless job applications.
Seemingly countless babysitting jobs.
1 week of cleaning a really big church.
A few weeks of working with a fun lady on a children's ministry project and other cool things.
Random times of volunteering for my church office and 9 Marks.
About a month of volunteering at the Smithsonian!
What felt like not enough interviews, and feeling the weight of the absolute silence from most of them.
What seemed to be closed doors turning out to be huge blessings.
Feeling misunderstood by many people.
Being driven to read God's Word about encouragement, and feeling convicted in how I am lacking in the area of encouraging others.
Praying like I've never prayed before.

Trusting the LORD
Learning about His character:
How He provides,
Is sufficient,

Back to 1 November 2010:

I start a job! YES! God has answered the prayers of so many people. At just the right time! It's a 3 month contract, at the end of which I will be evaluated for a full-time position. BUT I have a job! God has provided! :) And I am not anxious about the end of January. God has certainly taught me how to trust in His provision. I pray that I will not forget.

:) :) :)


  1. Sooo happy for you, dear sister!!

  2. Congratulations, Mandi! Joining you in praising God and praying that you will take will treasure in your heart the ways he has "spoken tenderly to you in the desert" (Hosea 2:14) and that your faith in him will be sustained in a season of blessing.

  3. Happy for you, Mandi! Reading your blog was an encouragement to me. : )

  4. Yay! Praise God! Congratulations Mandi! Very thrilled for you! I will share your blog post... it's very encouraging!