Friday, April 25, 2008


Ok so I haven't posted for while, but I have news.

I GOT A JOB! I'm the Assistant Registrar for East Mississippi Community College. YAY!

I've gotta say, doing a 40 hour week has been quite a change, for all of us.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Don't you just hate it when...'re expecting a phone call and the phone doesn't ring, and doesn't ring, and doesn't ring...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mysterious Ways

Sometimes it tickles me how God chooses to talk to me.

I have been watching way too much daytime TV while I am scouring employment websites for job leads. Today I happened upon an episode of Scrubs that was actually about how God is in charge and things "happen for a reason". One of the characters even quoted Romans 8:28 - "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Ok, so she really said "all things work for good" but she did actually give the reference.

I've been sitting here feeling horrible about myself because of the seeming endless parade of "they went with another candidate" responses to my job hunt. And God has been trying to tell me that He is in control and He can be trusted. Apparently I haven't been listening very well because He resorted to a sit-com to get His point across.

I love how He makes me laugh.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Finally, a Post with a Change of Pace

As a family we decided to paint a cement bulldog to be auctioned off at an area arts festival later this month. (The bulldog is the mascot of the Mississippi State University.) The theme is Memphis - because MSU played in the Liberty Bowl there past January. There are all sorts of things that go with that theme, so we were told to just get creative, have fun and provide a picture and short essay about our bulldog.

Here's our entry, being submitted tonight:

Grill Master Bully

This creation comes from Amanda – with largely moral support from husband Paul and daughter Jadyn. This little guy is taking care of business, Memphis style! He’s dressed for grilling in his TCB MSU collar and “Pet the Cook” apron. Armed with his trusty basting brush and his grilling cookbook, he’s whipped up some barbeque and licked up the Liberty Bowl! He’d be a great companion on your own culinary adventures – be they by the grill outside or the stove indoors.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Plodding Along

It sometimes takes enormous effort to believe that a fruitless job search does not indicate personal or professional uselessness.