I'm trying out blogger's new interface for the first time. It's been asking me to for a while, but you know, with new "updates" a lot of times there's tons of bugs. So while I was catching up on reading the blogs to which I've suscribed and trying to decide what needs to be shared with you, I thought I'd just stick with what I know. But now I'm trying out the new interface.
So far I like it.
Okay, so I realized I haven't actually talked that much about the two weeks I was gone. I was internet-less because my mom had taken the only computer with which I can get online at home. My mother went up to New Jersey to visit my grandfather, her dad. He's been having health troubles all summer. He's doing okay, but if you feel compelled to pray we'd all appreciate it. She picked an eventful week to visit. First, there was the earthquake. I didn't feel it myself, but my mom did. The whole house shook up there! Down here, my dad and sister both felt the chairs they sat in vibrate. They thought the dog must be leaning against it and scratching himself, until they both looked across the room and saw he was sleeping.
My older sister and her husband got a hole blasted through their roof when lightning struck them in the middle of the night. The roof is patched, and while many things got fried, so far it looks like insurance will take care of it.
Then we were all tense as we watched Hurricane Irene approach New Jersey. My grandparents lost power for many days; Mom returned a few days before it came back on. Blessedly, my uncle had secured a generator for my grandfather's oxygen. But there was no flooding or damage, so God watched out for them.
Back here in South Carolina, I was immersing myself in books, especially A Confident Heart, which I told you about. Tabitha and I continued our "church search" for her. She's looking for a home church in Simpsonville, and I've been going along on the search.... some Sundays. We've only visited two so far, and hopefully we'll continue this soon.
I was in prayer a lot, and God was answering. It was awesome. And since I was so fragile, it was so necessary as well. It shouldn't amaze me that God gives us just what we need, but He does and it does. He gave Ryan and I guidance and confirmation about our relationship. Oh, such loves have I!
Speaking of my earthly love, I am so happy for him: today is his last day of work! He's taking a leap of faith and leaving this job to find one to enable him to better provide for his future family. He's overjoyed to be entering this next phase of his life.
And I hope I'm doing the same: I have a job interview tomorrow! I am extremely hopeful... and nervous. It'd be a remarkable person who has endured seventeen months of unemployment without developing nerves regarding each new opportunity. There's been so many to come and go without relieving my unemployed condition.
But I have a good feeling about this one. So prayers are appreciated, and I'll let you know if I get the job!