Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Monday, February 04, 2008

it's official.

i just made my daily check to the asu website to see if the news and information specialist position is still posted.

today, it's not.

i'm almost laughing at myself as i write this because i should've known -- i probably did -- a long time ago that i wasn't going to get that position.

but now it is concrete. i will not get that job. there's no chance.

unless they just decided to take it down until they really ARE ready to hire. :)

hey, i really believe that God has been showing me that we're going to make our run at it in san angelo in a way that we did not originally imagine.

and i'm OK with that.

as i was sitting (still in my pj's, hehe) on the bathroom floor, watching my nearly-one-year-old baby splash and squeal in the tub at 12:30 this afternoon, i felt a peace. and a thankfulness. and as i sit here at the computer with 12 bills laid out in front of me, i feel a peace. and a thankfulness.

He has provided. He promises to continue. why should i doubt?

my goals right now are to grow in my relationship with Jesus, cultivate and nurture the relationship the Lord has given me with my husband and my friends, raise two healthy, God-fearing children and support Landon's ministry.

the ins and outs are up to Him.

seeing as He created the world, i bet He's capable of making it happen.

footnote: if you're super observant, you'll see that this was posted on feb. 4. but you're probably seeing it for the first time on feb. 5 or even feb. 6. i could have sworn i published this yesterday, but i kept checking my comments, and there were none. i was sorta getting my feelings hurt (ha), and then delana told me there wasn't anything new on my blog since feb. 1.


mondays are apparently bad for me. i forgot my first baby doctor appointment yesterday at 10. i remembered at 11. they're getting me in feb. 25. for those of you keeping track at home, i'll be going to my first ob appointment with this child at 15.5 weeks.



beautiful chaos said...

I think that's ok, seph. That job sounded boring anyway... ;)
I like the idea of letting God define your details. Keeping an open mind will make room for the really important stuff, like remembering dr. appts and stuff! LOL
I got your email last thurs. night.
I also don't think that 15.5 weeks is that late. Call me crazy. Your baby is going to be fine!

Meems said...

From someone who has applied for 90 thousand jobs for my hubby and been turned down the same number of times. Don't worry about it. He's got the master plan under control. Thank goodness for that. If I had it I would have already lost it, like I do everything else.


Ballentine said...

Congrats on your new baby... I check your blog daily too, and often get great mothering advice from you! You're very inspiring and an amazing writer... I'm sure your dream job is just around the corner!

La said...

Uhmmm, I was more than 17 weeks when I first went for an appt with Joshua. You're ok...

Wendy said...

I'm glad to see that you'll be able to come on Saturday. I've got your blog saved in my favorites now, so don't say anything incriminating. Haha

kj said...

i'm happy to know that you're happy, my niece is happy and my brother is happy. i know God is taking control of everything. i'm glad you know it too!

love you bunches!

Natalie said...

thanks for your note. by the way, have you checked for freelancing gigs on and craigslist? i know it's random, but you never know... also, I know AAP Custom where I used to work does most of their stuff freelance. i can give you my old boss' contact info if you want it...

Rebecca Lynn said...


Just wanted you to know that I'm always so encouraged by how raw you are in your blog. Your sincerity in expressing your frustrations makes your acknowledgment of God's authority that much more genuine...and not at all syrupy.