Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Friday I received a phone call from a man in town that Rob knows through the Lions Club. Well, he wondered if I was interested in a job at the bank he works at. Well, the answer is I don't really know. I have 9 years bank experience, and I've done most everything that a retail bank office does. I loved banking, it is very interesting to me (how boring that must sound) at any rate, we've been discussing my switching jobs, but never really made a decision. Okay, so I went into the office that day. Now, what is the answer, I don't know any more today than I did when he called. I do know that the manager wanted to hire me immediately, however, she had not been given the go ahead, since it was just that morning that someone turned in their notice. You know how that goes. At any rate, she said to me "do me a favor, don't apply anywhere else", well, of course that made me feel good. I told her I didn't plan on it, and I hadn't really planned on coming in there that day, until Bob called me. So here is the plan, I am just praying and asking friends to help me pray for direction from God. I want the job, if it is the will of God for our family, I don't want the job if it is not. See, I'm fine with my store job, 2 days a week, since they are so flexible with my schedule, see, they let me work the days that it is best for me and the family. I am just praying that I do exactly what God desires me to do, when he wants me to do it. Thanks for the prayers. I'll keep you posted.

Okay, on a lighter note. I made a deal with the boys about starting an allowance. WOW!! They thought that was cool. I told them I'd give them 1/2 of their age in dollars. They of course thought that was great. I also told them they'd be required to do some "helping" around the house. You know, I'm not a slave driver or anything. Just enough so they don't think they get $$ for nothing. You know responsibility. Well, they have to clean their rooms, pick up their dirty clothes, and do homework without a fight, and some other things depending on the day. I think it will be nice for them, when they want something, they can save their own $$ and purchase it, or just save their money. Of course, if they help some more, I'll have more time to spend with them in the evenings, that is the hope at least. You see, I didn't make them do much once they went back to public school, because I felt like they were gone all day, and I didn't want to put too much on them, well, then of course they are getting older, and I really don't want to raise some "lazy" boys. Of course, when I say chores, I mean little things like the trash, emptying the dishwasher, putting laundry away (their own of course), just little things. Well, see how it works out.

This week Rob was asked by a church here in town to come and preach, and possibly be an "interim pastor" until they find a new pastor. The Pastor of the church will be leaving here in a few weeks. Rob was pretty excited about the offer, he sometimes wonders if he'll ever pastor again. (Of course, I think he will--sometime) Well, we prayed about it and discussed it, and he talk to a pastor friend for advice, and we've decided it is too soon to jump into that. It was very flattering though. The elder of the church was a little disappointed. We just felt it was too soon, and we are really still in a new learning process. You know we have to re-learn everything. You know it is amazing how quickly we are learning, I give all the glory to God for that. He has been so faithful to us through our transition. It is definitely an exciting ride we are on. It is funny, someone I talked to the other day said she'd heard we were "charismatic", I told her just tell them that is not the truth, we've become "Baptist". That will really stump them. That will be really bad in their eyes.


Heather said...

Hi!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Praise the Lord for your encouragement..He knew I needed it :) I am going to go and check out YOUR blog :) I just LOVE meeting fellow sisters in Christ. I also love to hear their testimony...such an inspiration to me.
Your sister in Christ,
Heather Yost
Okinawa, Japan

Karen said...

Melissa...I'll be praying about the job opportunity. I know you want to do what the Lord leads you to! I'm so glad you and Heather have connected...she's such an inspiration to me!

Love you...