Hello, all! Just in case you have been wondering about me, I'm still alive!
I've taken on a new part-time job at our local family-owned Christian bookstore working about 12-13 hours per week. It's a very new experience for me working retail and I have really been surprised at how much I like it. My experience has always been as a secretary sitting at a computer, so I didn't know how well I would like being on my feet and mingling with people. The job entails working the whole store - cash register, stocking, answering phones, answering questions, placing special orders, listening to customers who need to talk and/or be ministered to, arranging and rearranging displays, and even dusting and vacuuming the store. I'm enjoying it all and my co-workers have been very accepting of me. My first week at work I started a Facebook Fan Page for the store and the owner just thinks I am the cat's pajamas. Let's hope that continues. If you are a Facebooker, feel free to join the page and add to the number of fans!
I am also beginning to think that I am not the writer that I always believed I was. I just knew there was a wonderful writer inside me just itching to be released. But after trying to release her through this blog, she's not who I thought she was. (lol) So now I'm working on simply writing what's on my heart and doing my best. If something beautiful results from it, that will be wonderful. If it simply remains as writing from my heart, but not necessarily beautiful, that is okay, too.
Financial distress is also a powerful damper for me. Some people get moving when they are under stress and take on huge projects to get their minds off their troubles. Some want to sit in the recliner and do nothing because their strength is totally sapped. I tend to want to do the latter. It takes all my strength at times to muster meals and laundry.
Also, our minds have been consumed over the past few days regarding one of my middle son's best friends. He is 16 and had a stroke because of a freak accident playing football last Wednesday night. God is working powerfully in his body and the doctors now believe he will recover completely after giving some very grave news the first few hours after the accident. Praise our merciful Lord!
Anyway, I do want to come back and play on my blog. Hopefully I will be back later this week and back on my regular schedule with it.
Christine, your words are so encouraging to me! I did not notice your latest note to me from a few days ago until today. My email usually lets me know when there is a reply to one of my posts, but for some reason, I never came across that one. Your prayers mean so much! I pray for you, too, as I identify so well with so many of your struggles!