Friday, August 1, 2008


Sorry I haven't posted in a few days.

I have just been so busy lately...

...busy singing the Hallelujah chorus!

Woo Hoo!!!!!!

Jay has a job! Jay has a job!!! Jay.has.a.JOB!

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Only a couple of hours after his interview, he received a call and was offered the job.
He is now the proud owner of a genuine, authentic, bona fide occupation.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

So, on August 12th, Jay will begin his new career as Hospice Chaplain.

We are very excited (as if you couldn't tell already). This job is more in line with his education and experience, and with him wanting to become a pastor of his own church one day. It is to the North of us, too, which is good, because he won't have to battle the traffic in Tampa. And it pays a lot more than the other job (which is nice).

Co-incidentally, or rather (the way I like to say), "God-incidentally", the new job is located just a few blocks from our church! How cool is that? We have about 8 more months to live here for free (so we can finally start paying off all of the debt that has accumulated during this awful time), and then we will likely move up there to be closer to work, church, and friends, etc. It really seems perfect.

God has provided exactly what we needed... in His perfect way, and in His perfect timing.

Thank you to all of our wonderful friends who have supported us through prayer, finances, and friendship during this most difficult trial in our lives. We don't know why the Lord allowed this to happen in our lives, but if nothing else, our faith and trust in Him has never been stronger!

We feel so completely humbled and blessed that He would have used complete strangers (like the folks at our new church), as well as some old and distant friendships, to show us what true Christian love looks like to hurting brothers and sisters in need.

Thank you for letting Him use you to bless us, as well.


The growing Adkinson family said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW AWESOME!! PRAISE THE LORD!! I am so happy for you all. The Lord is so good to us. Congrats.

Misty Burns said...

good for you guys!!! i have been praying for this. that is awesome!! keep us posted on how things are going. chaplain for hospice will be pretty tough emotionally...but that is awesome!!! jay has the perfect personalilty for that job. he has a way of making people feel better!! he can always tell them the 7/11 story. hahahaha.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for your family and I know that Jay will be great in his new role!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I didn't sign that last anonymous comment...


kirsten said...


cool, very cool.

Bronie said...

PTL! Another prayer answered!

You guys have stayed the course and been faithful, and we're really proud of you for that. (I don't mean that in a condescending way at all) It's just that you've had more than your share. God must REALLY trust you a lot. He is good and perfect and always on time...though sometimes I think early would be a nice surprise! :)

Please tell Jay congratulations!!!!!

Katrina said...

tell Jay congadulations! I wish you all the best and i just know that things are going to get better. Say Hi to becca for me she is really growing.
Your cousin, Katrina