Thoughts About A Job Change

resume These days I’m very interested in how to position myself to find a better job opportunity that I love because my job is driving me crazy.  I am spread too thin and suffer the consequences of applying my time trying to do the tasks that I was hired to do, with the constant interruptions of a front office job.  Being like the office manager and being underpaid, knowing I have much better skills and once taught at a University on the faculty makes it hard to stay at this job.  I need the income so suffer through the day.

Instead, I’d like to do a job I can be happy with.  How many of you feel the same?  Maybe you are also looking for a better job opportunity and walking with God seems to be the only sane and rational way to keep going.  I keep going and I get better with God.

I have become more organized, I understand our companies work environment better and can talk to people by email within my company but outside of our branch and actually learn some things.

What I have learned to be happy in a job that I’m in, is to do the best work I can and remember who I work for: the Lord.  No matter how bad the job gets, remembering I am one of God’s people eases the strain of having a bad job.

God will strengthen you with his own great power so that you will not give up when troubles come, but you will be patient. – Colossians 1:11

Today I learned how to apply a credit memo to my spreadsheet where I record invoices that have to be paid.  I never knew anything about credit memos or what they looked like.  It was great to learn something new and I have learned more things over time the longer I have worked there.

It’s good to know that I have minimized the chaos by getting organized and having a better understanding of the job and what I can do to create a great space to work in at my desk.  I am smarter now about the job than when I first started and at times feel a sadness about knowing that I will move to a better career position in another company.  There are things I may miss that were very instructive and that I can feel proud of.

I have created many new processes, have coordinated information to make it available for anyone’s use at the branch and have learned a few more business skills that I didn’t have before.  I can thank God for that.

Big Fluffy Friend Pulls Little Girl From Tide

This post made my day!  Found on LinkedIn, it seemed appropriate as an uplifting message of how friendships come in all shapes and sizes!  Had I believed this little girl was on the verge of drowning I might have been in a panic, yet I knew from this video that this was more about being a demonstration of how a dog can be trained to save a life by pulling them to safety by clamping down on their clothing to drag them out of danger.  I hope it brings a smile to your face like it did mine!

Video credit: Dmitriy Stubarov

Found on LinkedIn here

 

 

 

God Is Love: Beloved Let Us Love One Another

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By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his spirit. – 1 John 4:17

John MacArthur’s study bible captions 1 John 4:7-13 with the words, “God is Love”.  It amazes me that so many of us who are true believers are given the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ, so that we have the Spirit of God within us.  That thought is staggering as I am just a person in the flesh who will one day become alive in the glorified body the Lord will give us after his second coming and then to live with Him for eternity.

Daily Budgeting

Today I am uploading a video I made about how I have learned to budget myself, and the tools I use so that I do not become overdrawn at the bank.  I recommend that if you are worried that you won’t have enough money left at the end of every month that you check your bank account no less than every other day.

This video shows you the simple tools I use to stay on track with my budget and even have enough money left over to save money in one of my accounts.

Here’s the YouTube link to my video:

 

 

Healing To The Body: God’s Words

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We have promises in the bible that the general public doesn’t seem to know about and just guess at, probably, but I would guess that many would want things that the Lord has promised if they knew the truth, such as good physical health.

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.  It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. – Proverbs 3:7-8

Let’s look at what this is saying; to not trust in your own wisdom for I would venture to say that mankind has no more knowledge than the Lord has, and we probably have an infinitesimal amount of knowledge, in comparison to the Lord’s knowledge.

We are haughty when we think we can trust our wisdom, blinded by arrogant and man-made formations of knowledge, wisdom and success, when it was God who created the earth and all of mankind.  Do we think we have more wisdom than the Creator of the universe?  That would be arrogant.

And to fear the LORD, to me, means that we follow what the Lord said in his Scriptures.  We obey what the Lord has taught us in the bible and we read it right so that we do not add or subtract from what it says.  In other words, we do not make up our own bibles so that we feel more comfortable with rules that we follow that are comprised of our own wisdom and knowledge.  His words cannot be changed, and they have stood the test of time through the ages, and mankind still obeys them today.

The Holy Spirit makes that happen; we read and we read and His Words sink deep into our souls.  They heal us from within.  And that is what I’m getting at.

His words above say that we are to obey His Words, turn away from evil, and;

It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

Simple, really.

Christians View Of Healthcare: Are We Sick From Our Past Sin? Christ’s Teaching Provides Answers That Secular Doctors Deny

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“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?….” 1 Corinthians 6:19

People suffering from mental illness meet many challenges in getting help for their issues.  Concordia (2016) reports that “approximately one in five American adults experience mental illness each year.”  That’s 18% of the population, with children ages 8-15 being severely mentally ill at some point during their young lives making up 13% of the population.  That’s a lot of Americans suffering from mental illness, and serious mental distress among the American population is increasing, according to a blog called “Health”. (2017).

So how is it that so many people are left with little to no resources to help them in their fight against their mental illnesses?  The “Health” blog reports that people have not had easy access to mental health treatment options because the healthcare industry is complex, and the number of healthcare providers has not kept up with the need, yet there are conflicting reports that have mental health treatment options easier to access due to Obamacare.  Which view is correct and accurately describes the problem in our country’s secularistic domination of our health treatment programs?

“You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:20

What can Christians do to escape the stranglehold of pharmaceutical companies that treat for symptom-management but don’t quite heal a person from their mental or physical illnesses?

Don’t be impressed with your all wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn your back on evil. Then you’ll gain renewed health and vitality. – Proverbs 3:7-8 

American health care has forced citizen’s into paying into the federal government, and at a hefty price, to fulfill the laws surrounding the requirement of having medical health coverage.  No longer are our treatments for mental or physical health a choice made by the people, but this is government-run.  Healthcare insurance companies and treatments for mental illness are not our choice, but are legally mandated by insurance companies that make us pay for federal government-run health care at hefty prices.  Otherwise we risk paying a fine at the end of the year if caught without healthcare insurance.

If you believe like I do that mental health treatment is barbaric, and non-caring about the person’s well-being, you may cringe at the thought of having someone sent to a health care treatment provider who prescribes pills for all the maladies that a person has.  No longer is there compassion, or real caring for such persons.  If there were, facilities would allow Jesus Christ into the treatment providing scenario. 

Jesus is the only true healer of the body and mind.  He cares enough to offer us redemption from our sins and can heal us from the damages of that sin.  He is the only Way, Truth and Life we have, and for that I am grateful.

There is no health in my bones because of my sin. – Psalm 38:3b

Sin take its toll on the human body and mind and can create devastating illness in the body.  Why isn’t Jesus spoken of in healthcare treatment? 

Secular humanism has taken it’s toll.  We are not healed by secular humanism.  Secular humanists do not even believe in Our God, and the wisdom of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Our Heavenly Father is the creator of mankind and blew life into the first man, Adam, after creating his body from dust (Genesis 2:7).  How can mankind think he knows more than Christ?

“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?….” 1 Corinthians 6:19

It is man’s arrogance and greed that produces medical practices such as the pharmaceutical companies we are required to pay for in order to fulfill the healthcare laws of this country.  Like the Nazi’s of Hitler’s Germany, we are forced to comply.  Like in Hitler’s days of medicine, it has stayed godless and Hitler is a fine example of what medicine can do in the sickness industry, for it is not the medical health industry.  

I can no longer work in an industry that promises health but only offers godless health treatments for those who suffer in silence, and for those suffering from mental illness who can’t find answers to their maladies in our mental health treatments today.