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Mansfield, Texas, United States
Mr. E is a Christian, Husband, Father of 2, former Army Officer and Texas Rangers Baseball fan.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

New Job Possibility -- Again

For those of you praying for me and my job situation, here is another job possibility you can pray for.

OUTREACH COORDINATOR Healthy Marriage Outreach Coordinator wanted. Solid organizational and interpersonal skills are necessary. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred. At least three years of outreach/ marketing related experience required. Bachelors Degree in a relevant area of study preferred. Computer literacy in MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel programs. Strong oral & written skills are imperative. This is a full-time position with a great benefit package. Some travel & overnight trips may be required. Reliable transportation & insurance essential. We need friendly, people oriented applicants.

This job seems to fit right up my areas of expertise. The only thing lacking is possible marketing experience, but I am sure, if they look at my experience elsewhere, this can be compensated for. I do speak a little Spanish, and I am willing to learn more.

I am willing to do whatever God wants me to do, but this job sounds great. Pray that God works miracles with me. Thanks.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

On the Clock...

I am now counting down time until my current job comes to an end. Due to budget cuts I will be let go from my current position at the end of the month. 29 days and counting.

Last year at this time I was also job hunting; I had left my position as a teacher and was looking for another type of work closer to home. Last year, I was full of confidence that God was going to find me a good job. I had very little stress about the entire ordeal, and when God found me the job as an Adult Education Teacher, my faith in Him was proven to be true. I gave God the credit for the job and the benefits that came with it.

This year; however, my faith is not as strong. I truly believe that God will find me another job in time to keep my family from suffering financially, but I have not been acting as confident as I was last year. I am suffering anxiety related symptoms, I am agitated easily, I am on the verge of tears at night, and I am becoming very depressed. Where is that confidence in my God that I had last year? I believe in His promises; why can't I find my faith now?

Every job I have applied for, since finding out about this job, has either been filled or they have yet to call me for an interview. The home based travel business (See side panel: Four English Peas Travel), is doing OK, but not enough to replace my income (yet, I hope).

Most Heavenly Father, Help me to find confidence in you like I did last year. Help me to remember that You, O' Lord do not change in your ways. You are always faithful. Help me to overcome my depression and not to believe in the lies of Satan. Forgive me for my unbelief! Your Son, Mark

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tag I'm It ... 30 Things About Me

Recently, my lovely bride, Jamie, was "tagged" by a friend to complete a list about her. I wasn't officially "tagged" by Jamie, but I love list. So here goes...tag I am it.

1) LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATER. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Krystal Skull, I really want to see The Dark Knight, when it comes out.

2) WHAT BOOK ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? Adam by Ted Dekker

3) FAVORITE BOARD GAME? Beyond Balderdash

4) FAVORITE MAGAZINE? Country Magazine and Country Extra, I like to try and find the needles.

5) FAVORITE SMELLS? Brownies cooking

6) FAVORITE SOUNDS? My kids laughing, rain, silence, and the sounds of the crowd at a baseball game.

7) WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD? Knowing my kids are hurting and I can't do anything about it.

8)WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN U WAKE? Sadly, I think of all the things I have to do today (and just recently, when will God find me another job).

9) FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE? Chick-Fil-A, I love their Cow Calendars

10) FUTURE CHILD'S NAME? If we have any, we would most likely have to adopt. A girl, I would name Hannah Grace or Rebekkah Grace, maybe....a boy, Benjamin Luke, maybe....

11) FINISH THIS STATEMENT—’IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I’d… pay off all debt and travel more

12) DO U DRIVE FAST? In the city, I unintentionally do, but on the highways, not so much.

13) DO U SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? Only if the dog or cat sleeps with me.

14) STORMS–COOL OR SCARY? Very Cool

15) WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR? Green Buick Limited with an 8-Track player in it.

16) FAVORITE DRINK? A Caramel-Mocha Frappachino from Starbucks

17) FINISH THIS STATEMENT-IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD… finish writing my new book, travel and work on the house to make it beautiful.

18) DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI? Yes

19) IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY OTHER COLOR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE? Blondish?

20) NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS U HAVE LIVED IN. In order...DeKalb, Alice, Gilmer, Tyler, Abilene, Winnsboro, Mt. Pleasant, Howe, and Longview all in Texas

21) FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Texas Rangers baseball, especially, live!

22) ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? No one sent it to me, I just found it on Jamie's blog -- All Rolled Into One, she does have the most beautiful smile in the entire world though.

23) WHATS UNDER YOUR BED? Some storage items, lots of dust bunnies

24) WOULD U LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN?? I was born again; when I became a Christian and I really don't want to go back to my old self. I hate my old self. Still haven't quite forgiven him yet...need to work on that.

25) MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL? Morning Person

26) OVER EASY OR SUNNY SIDE UP? Over Easy, with bacon and some pancakes from I-HOP

27) FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX? On the couch, I guess.

29) FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? I am a plain old Vanilla guy, but if I had to pick another flavor...Karamel Sutra by Ben & Jerry

30) OF ALL THE PEOPLE U HAVE TAGGED, WHO IS THE MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST? I am not going to "TAG" anyone. I just love lists and decided to fill one out for myself.