Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Feeling Rejected

Well, like my brother Twist, my novel has also been turned down for publication by my latest submission. They'll be sorry when it goes on the New York Times Bestseller List. (Gotta think positively)

I already have 11 chapters of the sequel written, and as many more chapters of the third book outlined and ready to write. Maybe if I have all three written, someone will look at them. I'll keep plugging away.

Here's hoping. Take care. Stick.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart,and lean not unto thine own understanding.”

We took a group of youth from our church to the temple yesterday to do service there. As we were waiting to begin, the individual who was our supervisor mentioned that this was a good place to receive answers to those things you had been praying about. I decided to pray concerning my job situation. The grant that I have been teaching under is not being renewed, so I am once more looking for a position.

After praying, we went about our assigned duties, and completed the service we went to do. While waiting for everyone to finish, we were talking with the Matron there. The topic of our jobs came up, and she mentioned that she was also a teacher. She asked what I taught, and I told her what I had been doing the last two years, but also mentioned that I was now looking for a job, and why. She basically said, “This is what you ought to do,“ and proceeded to tell me which job I should apply for and what I should do to get the job. It seems she had been thinking about taking a job in our state, and had been following the job openings. She gave me exactly the information I had been praying for.

Afterwards, I was talking with my wife about this, and she mentioned that one of the positions available was in a school only a mile or so from our home. I had already applied for a job in the district working at a school 42 miles north of town, and have not heard anything on that job yet. I will apply for this new job tomorrow, and trust in the Lord to help find the right position.

Take care. Stick.