Stuck at the grocery store.


So, I’m sitting in the car at the grocery store waiting for my son and his girlfriend who is due any day carrying my first grandchild. I can’t even tell you how excited I am for baby Carson to arrive. Anyway, I thought while I was sitting here I would tell you about my new job.

I believe it was April 25th or so that I turned in my résumé, the application, and my transcript from school to the admin office of the Union Gospel Mission in my area for a position as a Program Counselor. I honestly didn’t even know if I wanted the job. I have been in school for the last 5 yrs and the last 2 yrs without any breaks. I wanted my Summer off to be able to do whatever I wanted because I am going back at the end of August to start my Masters program.

I thought about applying for a week before I ever acted on it. Then finally I turned in the app. I prayed before i turned in my app and told the Lord I didn’t even know if I wanted the job and if He wanted me to have that job that He would have to change my heart because I didn’t think I wanted to go to work yet. They called me in for an interview on May 2nd. I graduated May 4th with my BS in Psychology and Family Counseling. I was called in for a second interview on May 9th.

NOW, I began to feel hopeful. I decided that maybe I did want to go to work. My heart began to break when I saw homeless women wondering the streets. On the morning of May 11th I received the phone call that told me I got the job. I was so excited and grateful that God had intervened and interrupted my plans for a greater purpose.

I just began my second week and I love my job and I love what God is doing in my heart. I love the women that are in the program and I love the employees I work with. Best of all it is a Christ centered work environment and I am free to testify to the work that God has done in my life.

Also, I have just graduated with a degree in counseling and within two weeks I went to work using the skills and education I earned my degree in. That is also a blessing.