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J. Daniel Ashton

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Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, —Ecclesiastes 9:10a NIV
The LORD God has told us what is right and what he demands:
"See that justice is done,
let mercy be your first concern,
and humbly obey your God." —Micah 6:8, CEV
With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment.
Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. —Proverbs 3:5,6 CEV

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Friday, August 13, 2004

Sabbath Comes at Last

Waiting is such hard work!

On Monday we saw the very lovely townhouse beside J & D. By Tuesday night we had heard that there was no point in our bidding on it.

All week long I've been living with the news that our project is preparing to roll off some percentage of the staff, and I figure that should include me. I've been looking around the job market (mostly within IBM), but everything I like has already been taken. (Just as with the houses.) Today we heard that we'll hear on Monday.

I've spent some time talking with banks about financing, but our needs will be different if we're not buying. OTOH, if my next perfect job is somewhere else, we might be buying after all. What I've learned so far is that we need to put our equity in this house to work for us so that we can qualify for a decent mortgage, preferrably without the contingency of selling this one. But the banker I was working with failed to return my calls today. More waiting.

So we go with gratitude into the Sabbath hours. It may not be easy to stop thinking about finding a different job, or a bigger house, or better financing. But this is God's time, and He will help us and bless us with His presence.

Shabbos Shalom


Blogger David said...

Our prayers are with you.

1:05 PM  

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