Transitions (Part 8…A Time to Learn Something New)

Scripture references;

It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.  Lamentations 3:22-26 KJV

I know that all God does will last forever; there is no adding to it or taking from it. God works so that people will be in awe of Him. Whatever is, has already been, and whatever will be, already is. God repeats what has passed.   Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 HCSB

Well, I guess it is time for another update.  In an earlier entry I told you all about my father-in-law passing away, and how my husband had missed a lot of work since the first of January because of the trips we had to make during that sad time. He sprained his ankle about 2 weeks ago, and has not been able to work due to that, as well. On the bright side, my husband’s cousin from Kentucky heard us sing at the funeral and asked us if we would be willing to sing and play at a fish fry. The amount we are being paid for that one night is the same as what my husband would earn for three weeks at his regular job.

The new guard that my daughter got from her TMJ specialist is helping a lot.  I am so thankful to see her experiencing relief from that awful pain. She will continue to go for monthly adjustments for awhile, and hopefully will reach a point where she will only have to wear it at night.

I made my first resume, and this week my son revised it for me while he was down here on his spring break. I then went to a “Wage Center” in our town, and took my first set of tests to see how much basic knowledge I had.  Although I do have a high school diploma, it has been over 20 years since I graduated. I made the highest possible scores in all the categories! I knew all those years of home schooling the kids would benefit me, and not just the kids. I believe the next step is learning to do WORD and EXCEL. The classes at “The Wage Center” are free, and you go at your own pace. I am hoping to actually become computer literate and learn office skills so I can get a job as a dental assistant or a receptionist. I am hoping that if I work really hard and apply myself I might have a job by June. That is the month when we will experience our first cut in our monthly income.

Well, I guess that is all for now.  I am thinking about a hymn that has the most encouraging words. We have a faithful and loving Savior.  Here is the hymn below. Some of the words in the third verse are also found in Isaiah 41:10:  “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”…Did you catch those two wonderful words?…Whose righteousness?  The Lord’s righteousness! Not ours. Be glad!

How Firm a Foundation

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said,
You, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?

In every condition, in sickness, in health;
In poverty’s vale, or abounding in wealth;
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
As thy days may demand, shall thy strength ever be.

Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of woe shall not thee overflow;
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless,
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply;
The flame shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine.

Even down to old age all My people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I will not desert to its foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click on “Very Important Words” on the left margin of this page and make sure.

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  1. July 11, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Well, I guess now is a good time to update my readers. I ended up going to a place in my town called “The Wage Center” and earned an employability certificate. Then I began taking a clerical course, but three things happened that made me stop going. 1) My husband decided to go back to college this fall and I will need to get him to and from classes and two and from work. Plus I will be his “reader”. 2)We got new information that said those cuts in our income are being postponed; so we have more time. 3) I became ill on the 23rd of May and ended up being sick for the rest of May and about all of June. I am a good deal better now, but not entirely. I had lab work done and it all came back pretty normal, except my cholesterol was a little high; not really high…my LDL was 109, and I believe I can bring it down to a better number if I make a few dietary adjustments and exercise. Blood sugar, blood pressure, thyroid, and hormones were all okay. The Doctor wanted me to go on Prozac, and I might some day, but I have decided to hold off on that for awhile, and try relaxation techniques, and a few other things instead.

    I am a very thankful that my husband and kids are supportive and okay with me just remaining a wife and mom for as long as I like…or at least until our financial situation changes and “demands” me to make a change. Society puts so much pressure on women these days that they easily confuse “genuine need” with “genuine something else”. One thing I do know is that at the present time “I” genuinely need to be home with my family and have lots of quiet time alone with my Lord, and the world and all of the “activities” it has to offer will just have to get along without me.

  2. March 25, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Reblogged this on Serenaded Softly and commented:

    All of my posts with “Transitions” in the title share a little about me and my family. I thought I would re-blog them, so my readers would have the opportunity to get to know me a little better and follow along on the journey I have been on since February of 2010.

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