Encouragement

Not to be all ME ME ME


But I need some encouraging scripture, or words PLEASE!


Because it just seems like there is a lot going on right now, and I have to deal with it, and I'd rather not.


BLAH.


  • juliagulia
    Just one portion of Ps 119 that is SO beautiful!

    Remember your word to your servant,
    in which you have made me hope.
    This is my comfort in my affliction,
    that your promise gives me life.
    The insolent utterly deride me,
    but I do not turn away from your law.
    When I think of your rules from of old,
    I take comfort, O Lord.
    Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked,
    who forsake your law.
    Your statutes have been my songs
    in the house of my sojourning.
    by juliagulia at 07/16/10 10:47AM
  • littlebitty624
    I have one on my profile!
    by littlebitty624 at 07/16/10 11:49AM
  • windham4life
    Don't lose hope!! This too shall pass. :) I'm sorry you are going through so much. Life can be so stressful sometimes. :(

    "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, o you of little faith? So do not worry saying "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or "What shall we wear?" For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
    But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.
    Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own." Matthew 6:25-34

    I know you have heard that scripture a million times, but sometimes it's helpful to hear it again! :) And another to go along with it.

    "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:6-7
    by windham4life at 07/17/10 7:45PM
  • celticgirl1787
    "Be strong and courageous! The Lord God is with you wherever you go" :).
    by celticgirl1787 at 07/18/10 8:11AM
  • sjbgurl
    From a hymn, but also from scripture:
    "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?"
    by sjbgurl at 07/21/10 12:33PM
  • thatonegirl
    All memorized scripture has inexplicably left my brain... so it will have to suffice to say: I'm praying for you. =D
    by thatonegirl at 07/21/10 7:17PM

Reality

Ok.

So Tx was GREAT!

But not I am having reality set in.

Boo!


So being an adult is sorta hard ;)
  • windham4life
    I missed seeing you tooooo!!!! :( I wish I could just fly to Fl to come visit you!!! If I had the $$$, I totally would!! Good luck with the continued job search. Just keep working and praying, and God will help lead the way! :)
    by windham4life at 06/14/10 2:28PM
  • juliagulia
    thanks for reading it :) good luck with the job hunt! i know any school would be blessed to have you!
    by juliagulia at 06/14/10 2:38PM
  • mjintexas
    Wait, you were here???
    by mjintexas at 06/14/10 4:22PM
  • thatonegirl
    I know it! When I was younger adults made being an adult seem so easy... I think i was to trick me into becoming one ;)
    by thatonegirl at 06/16/10 12:28PM
  • dwatkins
    With great power comes great responsibility. And I completely fail at it. :)
    by dwatkins at 06/18/10 2:09PM
  • adampual
    Thanks! And yes, He does!
    by adampual at 07/01/10 10:44AM

It starts.

Today is the day that I will be going out and giving my resume!


So I have been really overwhelmed about the whole thing, and just finally decided STOP, Just finish you resume and get out there!!

I should be leaving in the next 30-45 mins. to hand out the resumes!!!!!! AHHHHHHH!


You know I am more calm now than I was when I was working on my resume, maybe because now I feel like I am doing something.

Now, resume's are such a funny thing, because soooooo many people have done them, and in soooooooo many different ways, and honestly there isn't a PERFECT way to do a resume, at least not for every person you give yours to. At least that's what Andrew said, and I like what he said, so I'll keep that in mind.

I have been so consumed working on my resume, and worrying about how it looks, that I have really just been almost worrying myself to death (been starting to have REALLY BAD chest pain!) I know all of you out there know how I worry, and I know it's unhealthy and God wouldn't want me to do it, but I do it anyways....I really don't want to. BUT BE PROUD OF ME! I'm working on thinking more positively, and honestly God will deliver and I will get something sooner or lata!


But Today I start, last night I just decided... Ok I need to start going out into the schools, so lets just get this resume the best that I want it to be, and just leave it in God's hands! He will help me through it all!

Oh, Question. Andrew and I want to go to TX for about 2 weeks, but now that I am getting out into the schools, I am not sure if I should come to TX!? People have told me to let the school's know when I drop my resume off, but I feel like that is so rude. But maybe that's me being paranoid! Anyways, my delima is, the unknown of if they call me while I'm in TX and want an interview, THEN I am not there to interview and the position gets filled without my even having a chance to show them what I got!, or there is the other side of it that I would be in TX and NO ONE WOULD CALL! It's just like well I could go and nothing could happen till I come back, fine, but BLAH! lol

So I just don't know what to do... I was thinking about just sending Andrew by himself. I just am thinking, ok We say we want to live here, so why wouldn't I do as much as I could while I was here to get a job?!

  • bah
    I think they would understand you being on a family vacation and would wait until you got back to interview you. And good luck on the job front! I hope you find exactly what you want.
    by bah at 05/26/10 7:51AM
  • tylerhairston
    Hey Adeline, hope you are doing good! I would highly recommend that you start applying to the jobs now, because this is the time when a lot of schools start hiring. Don't get me wrong, a resume is a great thing to start handing out, however, most school websites have ways to include this into the online application. One drawback with handing in your resume is that it could get lost in the shuffle of paperwork that is circulating around campuses this time of year. However, it could also get you introduced exactly to the person who needs to receive it ...so you never know. I am not trying to discourage you from hand delivering a resume, rather just sharing some of my personal experiences with this type of situation.

    Good luck with your application process, I am in the same boat with ya! :)
    by tylerhairston at 05/26/10 8:26AM
  • mjintexas
    I don't think it's a big deal to be off on vacation during the summer. Lots of people vacation during the summer! I would think that if they call, you'll still have your phone with you and you can explain that you're away for the time being but you'll be back on (insert date here) and woudl be happy to come in for an interview then or do a phone interview in the mean time. Remember that sometimes people are looking for jobs in places they don't currently live, so you certainly wouldn't be the only applicant that isn't available on a moment's notice for an in-person interview.
    by mjintexas at 05/26/10 9:58AM
  • celticgirl1787
    Aw good luck, Adeline. Well my advice is to go to Texas - give them your cell phone number. If they call you and want to interview you while you're there you can just schedule your interview for when you get back. Its summertime - they understand that people vacation in the summer.
    by celticgirl1787 at 05/26/10 10:41AM
  • windham4life
    If you want to go to Texas, I think you should go. You can't put your life on hold. Like everyone has said, if they call while you're out of town, just let them know that you are out of state but tell them the date when you are getting back and they will probably just have you come in for the interview when you get back. Good luck Adeline!! Try to leave it in God's hands. I know it is easier said than done, but it will work out! No need to worry yourself sick!
    by windham4life at 05/26/10 12:26PM
  • sarahmarcelle
    I agree with everyone else. Get a vacation in while you can, girlie!! You can schedule an interview for when you get back.

    Also second the submitting resumes online as much as you can...much less exhausting than running around all over the place! You graduated from FC, right? Do they have a career services office?
    by sarahmarcelle at 05/26/10 4:01PM
  • adampual
    You should go to TX. It usually takes a week or two for them to get back anyway, and visiting friends and family will help keep your mind off it. I hate sitting at home waiting for calls because it feels like an eternity!
    by adampual at 05/28/10 9:23AM

Finding a job

Is a little intimidating here in Fl! I feel very clueless in even looking for one, because I don't even know how to go about it. When to start looking!? When do I go give out resume?? AHHHHHHHHHHH!

Right now it is wonderful to be DONE with school, but quiet intimidating when you and your husband have no means of income.



God will provide though.

I just really want a teaching job! I already have a school I would love to teach at!! I am not sure how it is going to work out, but I know I'll find something!



Any suggestions on job hunting?! especially you teachers!??
  • firebolt
    I don't know if Florida is the same way but here in Texas, one of the things to do is go to the school district's website and click on employment and start applying for whatever you like! :) You can probably also contact the school district's main office. Florida might be broken up into city and county schools though but, it would be the same thing basically.

    Good luck! :)
    by firebolt at 05/22/10 8:29AM
  • mjintexas
    I agree with Kim- start online and see what's out there! What's Andrew's plan?
    by mjintexas at 05/22/10 10:42AM
  • celticgirl1787
    Congrats on graduating, Adeline. Start putting in applications now - the best method may be just take your applications/resumes to the schools in-person. That's what Priscilla was doing. Maybe you could talk to one of the fc faculty to get their suggestions too.
    by celticgirl1787 at 05/22/10 12:16PM
  • windham4life
    Keep doing what you're doing!! It sounds like you are already on the right track from what we talked about on the phone. I know it is stressful right now, but it will all be worth it when you have that teaching job! :)
    by windham4life at 05/22/10 7:19PM
  • celticgirl1787
    Ah!! Adeline, I didn't know that you didn't know. Yeah that's where Kevin's stationed next and we'll be there for 3 years!! Come visit!!
    by celticgirl1787 at 05/25/10 5:54PM

I am GETTING MY DEGREE!!

So Today I found out that I passed my LAST certification test!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!

What a burden lifted off my back!

Thank you Lord!

: )

Aw
  • mary_randers
    Congratulations! Virtual *high five* :)
    by mary_randers at 05/18/10 1:17PM
  • tylerhairston
    You go girl!!!! Little miss thang doing her thang!!! :)
    by tylerhairston at 05/18/10 2:04PM
  • celticgirl1787
    Congratulations, Adeline!!
    by celticgirl1787 at 05/18/10 2:18PM
  • dixiechick
    Congratulations, Ms. Ward:)
    by dixiechick at 05/18/10 3:27PM
  • bah
    Look at you, you did it!
    by bah at 05/18/10 3:32PM
  • windham4life
    yyaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!!! I knew you could do it!! How exciting! Congrats!
    by windham4life at 05/18/10 6:39PM
  • thatonegirl
    Hooray for you!
    by thatonegirl at 05/19/10 11:42AM
  • mjintexas
    So happy for you! Doing a little happy dance on your behalf. :)
    by mjintexas at 05/20/10 11:25AM
  • mrs_doc
    Congrats!! That's so awesome! :D
    by mrs_doc at 05/21/10 2:20PM