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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. 🙂
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.