Jan 28, 2015

Much to do about Nothing

Okay, long time readers....remember how last time my hubby was on parental leave and when he tried to go back to work, they had basically forgotten that he was returning and it took over three weeks to get his pay and get him back on the job?!?!  Well, we learned from that mistake and so Dave called his supervisor, this past Monday, two weeks prior to his return to work.

Only to discover, that his contract had been dropped and his position terminated!

Needless to say, we were a bit shocked! And the worse part was that they had known since the beginning of January but were not going to tell him util he called to find out why he got his R.O.E. (record of employment).

And so we face another time of joblessness....our third...or fourth is it now?!?  We honestly didn't see this one coming though! I mean, most people don't but this was so unexpected!  He has a ...err....had a mundane but essential job.  He had been there over five years, where before him they couldn't keep anyone in that position for more than 6 months!  And basically, the only reason he was terminated was because the company that employs Dave didn't fill his position while he was off.  So the place where Dave is contracted to work, hired someone else from another company and so Dave's position with his company is gone.

I can say that, and maybe it's from being here a few times already, this time we are not so forlorn or in despair.  I mean, we have questions, the whys; "Why now?  Why when it was so secure? Why when we were just needing the benefits?  Why when it allowed him the time off he needed for when I am sick!  Why when, most importantly, that job gave Dave the opportunities to work on his preaching, plenty of time for prayer, bible reading and there was little negative influences around him?!?"

But as my besty reminded me, "We don't need to know the 'whys'. "

And she's right.

I had to chuckle at my last post, where I mentioned how I felt "great anticipation for this year, not sure what it meant and that maybe it was nothing"....apparently it wasn't nothing...or is, technically! HA! ;)  lol!

I mean, I am not without my worries and wonderings....but a small part of me is excited!  Excited at what it is God has in store for us, of where He is leading us and what the future is going to look like!  Mind you...that could all change once his EI is up (in two weeks), or if he lands a job working nights.... but then, I still know God has us in His hands.  So the twinge of excitement lingers still...and again, it comes from experience, from being here before, standing at the cusp of unknown and what will be and looking up.  Looking to a heavenly Father who cares intimately for us.

Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent.  But even the hairs of your head have all been counted.  So don’t be afraid therefore; you are worth more than many sparrows.
    Matthew 10:29-31

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you. 1 Peter 5:6-7

For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us! Romans 5:8

And well...what more can I say then that.  


Dave has already applied to a number of jobs and we are contemplating what else we can do.  We are searching out God and His ways....and just taking it all, one day at a time.

So I will keep you posted.  I also welcome and thank you for your prayers!  

Love and blessings!


  1. Well, I didn't see that one coming, as I'm sure you didn't either. God has plans for you however, and I can't wait to see what lessons He has for you through this. As Steph reminded me with a quote the other day, "We live the given life and not the planned!" Love, MAG

  2. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm loving the wide open spaces (your mindset) and doors that God is using - while He shuts one - He must have another open or opening in due time.

    How exciting. And - it's only GOD who can make a way when there seems to be no way. Albeit to say this isn't easy.

    Scott and I will be praying for you!! a lot. We were just talking last night... wondering how you all were?

    I hope we can still come for a visit... you know?

  3. Oh no! You must of found this out after I talked to you Monday. Well, you have the right attitude here and it sounds like God is giving you peace even in the midst of getting this difficult news and trying to figure out what to do. I pray He continues to reassure your hearts and that He provides something soon! He is definitely a faithful provider when we are living by His principles and seeking Him...and even when we're not so faithful at times. We've seen His provision many times in our marriage and I know He will care for you! And if you're desperate...there's always room to be Loris' coworker!

  4. So sorry to hear about this, but so glad you are trusting God. :)
    As tough as it is, like you said, sometimes it is exciting. It's like God gives us these opportunities to learn how to grow and trust in His plans and sovereignty. I love it!


  5. So sorry to hear that, and I hope things work out quickly. He always provides.

  6. Hope Dave finds another job soon. God has a plan, Keep looking up and keep trusting Him as I know you do.

  7. Beautiful faith-filled post! God does have a plan:) Praying..


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