The Lord’s Blessings

I know not all of the Lord’s blessings are something tangible.  Some are His blessings of peace and comfort and so much more.  And I am so thankful for those kinds of blessings.  But some of His blessings are tangible, like being blessed financially, or with a house you have been praying for.  Well the Lord blessed me with a new position at my job.  I am quite excited about it.  I work for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine (TOS) and I have enjoyed the work I do so much.  I’ve been doing little things for the company, helping here and there as needed.

I liked what I was doing, but always felt like I wanted to do more.  Then a week ago I was asked by my boss if I wanted to be their HwH Blog manager!  I was so shocked, it was totally unexpected.  I wanted to jump at it right away, and I was so thankful that when the offer came through Paul was home so I could talk to him right away.  We both agreed that it was a good offer, but we also agreed to pray about it first.  Which I did and felt it was ok to accept the new position.  So now I am the blog manager and I also help with some website things too.

I’ve been working the new position for a week, and enjoy what I am doing.  It’s a challenging position at times, but I work with some wonderful people who help me out a lot.  Thankfully I don’t have to write for the blog.  🙂  I have a hard enough time coming up with things to write here.  lol

I think back to all those years I tried to force, create, and ‘make’ a work at home job for myself.  But I knew it wasn’t the Lord’s timing back then.  When I finally stepped back and said ‘forget it’, the Lord brought the job He had for me.  And now He continues to bless me there.  But I still try and remember what He showed me a couple of weeks ago, before the new position.  I need to be careful of my work time and not let it overtake my family time.  It’s funny, now with these new responsibilities I have, I can see that when He told me that it was for now more than anything.  You know my tendency to want to overwork, especially at something new.  🙂

But I have been doing other things, beside work.  The kids started school and it’s been going well.  We had to tweak our schedules a bit, but that’s been about it.  And now our days are flowing pretty well.  The funniest thing is that I kept forgetting to take a picture of their first day at school.  So we went with something different this year, a picture showing their first ‘week’ of school.  🙂

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How did your first week or weeks of school go?  Was there some conflict?  Schedules that needed to be tweaked?  Or was everything perfect for you?  I would love to hear.

7 Replies to “The Lord’s Blessings”

  1. Congratulations! I have been praying for some sort of part time work from home, waiting is a challenge.
    Glad you got your picture of the first week of school.

  2. I’m so happy for you with your new position. I know, with God’s help, you will be great at it. The kids look so good and so grown up. wow Glad your schooling is coming together for you too. Have a blessed day. Love

  3. That’s so great JoAnn. I am happy for you. You are so faithful and the Lord always takes care of you. I love the picture of your children. They look like such nice children or should I say such a nice young woman and young man. You and Paul have done a wonderful job raising them. Love, Auntie Ella

  4. Congratulations, JoAnn! That’s so wonderful for you. I’m sure you’ll do very well in your new position and it’s wonderful that you enjoy it so much already.

    You just keep your priorities in mind, though, and be intentional about what you do when! I’m trying hard to do that too, and it is helping. God bless you and your family in this new opportunity!

  5. BTW, what does a blog manager do?

  6. Congratulations on the new job! I think we are all prone to work overload when something new comes up. Hope it settles down soon.

    Our first full week of school went well too. Fun to see your first week photo!

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