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8.25.2006

Is My Pastor a Fortune Teller?

Last Sunday when Pastor was preaching on peace and all that jazz he posed the question, "What are you going to do when it's the last second and that thing your were counting on to carry you through falls through and you lose everything?" (my paraphrase).

I kinda laughed at that part because Ed and I made some investments with Ed's brother and I've kinda (maybe not just kinda) been holdin out hope for those to pay off. These investments will pay off big when they pay off, but it's a wait game.

Ed's brother is the smarty pants when it comes to that sort of stuff, but so far the only answer he's given us is, "be patient."

Yeah right.

Anyway... I have just decided to not even think about those investments. In my mind, they will never pay off. That's why I chuckled at Pastor's question. I thought THAT was a perfect example of what he was talking about. I really did NOT need to see an even more accurate example of what Pastor was talking about. Really.

Apparently though, God thought I needed another lesson in this whole trust thing though; one that would hit even closer.

While Ed's job officially ends tomorrow, his employer had said that he would have 2-3 weeks after the business closed to finish up training his students. Of course, that meant that Ed would get paid for that time. Well, the employer changed his mind or lied because the planes will no longer be available after tomorrow.

Yeah, don't even ask about what I have to say to Ed's boss. It's not pretty and certainly not Christian.

So that was hit #1.

Hit #2 came this morning. Ed has been waiting to hear back from his National Guard Unit about deploying down to the border. Ed could go there for a month and make enough money for 2 months worth of bills. He has been playing phone tag. Everything wit the military is hurry up and wait. Really, it is.

Anyway, it appears that his request did not get put in in time by the full-time person at his unit. That means Ed is not going to the border. That means he is completely unemployed except for the 1 weekend a month that the Guard requires. And let me tell you, that doesn't pay much.

Ed was offered the chance to go overseas to provide support for Operation Iraqi Freedom.

So now we wait. What else can we do? I know Philippians 4 commands us to be anxious for nothing, but I'm having a bit of a hard time with that today. I've even got the pit in my tummy and the loss of appetite to prove it.

Me thinks I should stop listening to Pastor. Perhaps then he will stop gettin' all in my business. LOL!

Just kidding.

1 Comments:

Blogger Carrie said...

Oh, I'm sorry. That is rough.

Hang in there, God will come through.

9:19 PM

 

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