FOR SEPTEMBER 2014
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3 | WEEK 4
ending Sunday, September 28th, 2014
5...7 more to go....
So here is something I thought about hard this week:
* Jesus dined with sinners.
* I dine with sinners.
* Who needs repentance more? Those of the faith or those without
am judged so often by people who are non-believers as being
"Not a true Christian". If you're not a Christian,
if you do not believe that Christ died for your sins, how
can you be an accurate judge of me or my faith? If Jesus had
the where-withal to understand that those who are in the deepest
need of help and repentance were sinners, why would he not
sit among those people and mentor and educate them?! No, I
do not sit with prostitutes but if I ever come across one,
you know I am going to mentor them and let them know about
do not want to do what they are doing. You know that, I know
that. So I do my best to mentor to others -- to try and help
them move forward with their relationship with God. Am I perfect?
Heck no. I have my own multitude of faults. However, the one
thing I do have is a relationship with my Lord and Savior.
I often find myself asking for forgiveness more times than
I should ever have to. We stumble. We fall. But Jesus is just
to forgive up, pick us up, dust us off and send us on our
way. Those who are non-believers who constantly criticize
us, you don't bother me because you do not understand what
my faith is in. There was only One who was ever perfect and
He was the one who opened the gate to God -- directly!
that's enough of my own "Sermon on the Mount" haha.
Things are progressing and I've already turned down a few
jobs. I have two things that should pan out next week. Then
I have a choice to make. Stay in San Diego or move back to
Florida. You already know that my home is HERE, not in Florida,
even though my family is back home in Florida. I fly there
once a year to see them but that doesn't mean it's my first
place I think of if I want to move. Well that is not fair.
I do expect to move there eventually when I want to retire
but in the meantime I want to continue to enjoy living in
the closest thing to paradise there is: SAN DIEGO!!!
that is it for this week. I have a few things to do with the
work goals I have planned. I have some Buccaneer (sadly) football
to watch, then MotoGP then I need to do my own chores. By
the way, Church was awesome again last night and I am learning
not to be so mean to teenagers who are chatting away in front
of me while I am trying to listen. This time, I just got up
and moved :) Maybe I am becoming kindler/gentler? Who knows!!!
Have a great week!
ending Sunday, September 21th, 2014
Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as
it ever was. Sorry, all apologies to "The Talking Heads"
on that analogy but, it isn't exactly always the same. Things
are looking positive. I have some serious coals in the fire
and I think I should have something positive by the end of
the week. By the I mean by the end of September. It will also
be the next fiscal year for a lot of companies so that helps
at the start of October.
Stay here and work from home (#1). Leave and move to Orlando
(#2). Leave and move to NC (#3). One is the primary obviously.
And I will probably move back to Florida at some point but
NOTHING beats the lifestyle in San Diego. So I will stay here
as long as God places that thought on my heart and mind. When
it's time to go -- it's time to go. The Lord speaks to us
all differently and I listen intently for His next move.
that is IT! I don't want to talk about the Bucs 0-3 start
(c'mon, man!). I don't want to talk about how much work it
is to look for a new job. I don't want to talk about not really
having a vacation. The one thing I will tell you is that I
do NOT worry. God has great plans for those who seek Him out
and trust in Him and I do.
hope you had a great week and I will check in when I have
Love you all!
ending Sunday, September 14th, 2014
I'm on week 3....
Now that I think about it, I am ending week 3 and
starting week 4. Ugh. Well the good thing is that I have some
options to look at. A couple of them right now do not look
too appealing because in both cases, I have to move. Honestly,
if I can keep from moving I'd be a lot happier than having
to pick up and move somewhere that I do not know anyone. And
what if I go back to the same company, they move me and I
end up having the same thing happen? Then I am out of a job
again in a city I don't want to be in. We shall see.
has been flying all over the place. Had a lot of interviews
so far. Some I did well on and a couple I think I bombed pretty
hard on. I have to keep reminding myself not to over think
the question and actually just give them the simple answer
they are looking for. So it's back to my other "day"
job and back to interviews and flying resumes. I honestly
don't think anything will solidify until after Oct 1st. Then
I am going to actually TAKE A VACATION!!!
-- awesome as ever and Pastor Bob was right on point with
what I needed to hear. Who "do" we actually lean
on in good AND bad times? I tell you, I lean on God very much
when times are hard, but when times are good, very good, I
am quick to give Him all the praise and glory. For without
Him, I would be no one. Without Him, life itself is meaningless.
That's why I can embrace staying single because His purpose
is far more than my own devices.
it for this week. Short blog updates until I am back on solid
ground. And I will be, because I know He will take care of
me. Whatever path His places before me, I will follow.
PS: Grats to Valentino!!! (Spoiler) and Bucs -- start WINNING!
ending Sunday, September 7th, 2014
full week of bordom. Need to get back to work!
Not much to say this week. I am in a "not so
happy mood" having my first full week of being unemployed.
There were a couple of interviews last week. One went well
but the job has been put on hold until next year. The other
one, I don't think I did so well and it would require me to
relocate. That is not my first choice of course.
I can do right now is keep my resume out there, keep calling
and emailing people and if possible, I can find some short
term contract work to keep the bills paid for now. Well that
and what I have been doing and continue to do all the time
is just lay everything at God's feet and let Him have control.
I find that often when I step away from Him I find myself
in bad positions like this one.
continue to hold my faith. I have a little bit of time but
I am not good at sitting on my hands. Patience is something
I have always had difficulty with so that as well is taking
some time to adjust.
was awesome this weekend (as always) and it's good to know
my Church is keeping in their prayers. Even Pastor Roger said
"Good to see you with a smile on your face despite the
circumstances". Of course! I know Who is in control and
that is not me.
all I really want to talk about this week. Not about the Bucs
loss or the huge Gator win. Nice to watch some football but
it hasn't gotten rid of these headaches. I can't wait for
the weather to cool down and a new job to come along so I
can be a productive member of society once again.
you had a great weekend and if you don't see any posts on
FB, check here next Sunday for status updates.