Field Notebook: Monday Smiles

This smile comes built in! No prompt necessary; I got a job today - which is cause for celebration and thanksgiving!! I spent weeks freaking out in Colorado about not having a job ... where did that get me? Nowhere.  Then the calmed down me prayed and had faith ... two week later I had two jobs.  Lesson learned.  I started taking what God said for real:

Ephesians 2:8-10
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do"

Why in the WORLD do we always think that we, our situation, is the exception to the rule? What crazy pills are we on that make us believe we are so specially exempt that God doesn't mean what he says for us? HE SAID IT - HE MEANS IT - FOR YOU. Duh.  Well, I have a bruise mark on my forehead for everytime I've had to smack myself with that "duh".

So after two months of Minnesota searching, a lot of praying and a whole heck of a lot less worrying, I have a job.  Thank you Lord.  I think I need a vacation.
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