Monday, February 28

The Job Search Continues

I'm so tired of trying to find a job!!

I've knocked on so many doors and God has shut each one. I'm beginning to wonder what i'm suppose to do. It's been tough when i work my tush off to find names and numbers of people that are in this industry. I've networked my little hands off. My family has helped quite a bit and still my efforts seem to be in vain. There is a long list of people that has taken me a long time to come up with (which by the way is backuped in 4 places, this list is like gold).

I've researched and brainstormed what it is I should do. I feel like i'm good at several things but i'm not sure what job would use them all. Well maybe i'm not suppose to use them all. Or maybe there is a dream job out there, one that i could actually feel as if i'm doing something useful. Nothing against Starbucks but I just wasn't made to be the fastest barista in the midwest. Here's thelist of people i've tried, tell me what you think.
  1. Blackhawk Audio
  2. All Star Audio
  3. Hugh Bennett Productions
  4. CTS Audio
  5. Q Audio
  6. Maxx Technology - This is where i really want to be
  7. Christ Church Nashville
  8. Dave Williamson - Industry pro
  9. Phil Barefoot - Industry buff
  10. Justin Zebell - Artist management firm
  11. Southern Baptist Convention
  12. Lampo Group - Dave Ramsey's company
  13. EmbassySuites
  14. Franklin Marriot
  15. Fellowship Bible church
  16. Marketing Makers
  17. The Graphics Lab
  18. Unamed Graphics Firm (Classifieds)
  19. Every freind I've ever had in nashville - Too numerous to list.

After going through all of these people you would think that there was something for me. Still there are only 2 of these doors that are still slightly open; Maxx tech and SBC. If you think about it pray for me and my endless hunts. If you can think of anything else, please leave a comment. I'm open to anything at this point.

Daily Bible Readings:

I've been on this kick of reading the chapter in proverbs
that goes with the date. So date was the 28th chapter. I thought i might share
the ones that stuck out to me. They seem to deal with the same issues that i've
been stuggling with. Funny how that works out.

6 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless

than a rich man whose ways are perverse.

13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper,

but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

18 He whose walk is blameless is kept safe,

but he whose ways are perverse will suddenly fall.

I think for me this is a tough one to swallow,.well for anybody actually. I'm certainly not blameless. It does give me hope though as I struggle to be the light in among the others.

19 He who works his land will have abundant food,

but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.

20 A faithful man will be richly blessed,

but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.

27 He who gives to the poor will lack nothing,

but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.

Homerun for me. I need to realize that a job is not going to just smack in the face like all the others have. I have to "work my land" so that i can have abundant food, or in today's case money.
Plus I think that charitable giving is the answer to this one. Joshua, here i come!

23 He who rebukes a man will in the end gain more favor

than he who has a flattering tongue.

This one I have a tough time with. There are times that i see things a friend will do that I know is wrong. Well is it my job say something? I don't want to be that guy that makes everybody mad

Friday, February 18

Curtis Lee Peterson (1965-2005)

I honestly believe that in today’s digital world that God is just as much a part of it as He is in the physical world. So I offer this Prayer to God on behalf of my family:

“Lord today you chose to bring Curt home to you. I’m very grateful for the way you played out his life. I know your exact plan for his life has been acted out exactly as you saw fit. The struggles and triumphs lead up to this day as part of you design for each of our lives. I understand that this is but a step for each of us in the same plan you have us following. I’m grateful for everything that Curt brought to our family. I’m grateful for the witness and blessing he was to the kids of Ransom Everglades. I’m extremely grateful for the role he played in my wedding, and the blessing he was to my family on that day. Lord I thank you for the opportunity to return the favor in his wedding.
You have done so much for my family that we have not deserved. You’ve blessed me with an incredible life, and an amazing family of my own now. We truly do not deserve your grace and blessings. We don’t deserve single thing beyond what you’ve done for us. But If there is one thing that I ask you for today is to comfort my family. Please stand right next to Pops and remind him of your sovereignty. Hold Nana close on the plane rides and help her remember the good things of the past.

In the great name of Jesus I give Uncle Curt back to you and thank you for the time we had. Amen.”

Today I read the chapter of proverbs that corresponds with the day, as many people do. There are many things about life and the tongue; some seeming to have no connection. But one verse stood out today. I know it’s been used many time and we’ve all heard it. But there is never a wrong time to share God’s word.

Psalms 18:10
”The Name of the Lord is a strong tower,
the righteous run to it and are safe.”

To any of my family struggling with this, please listen to a song that has some how come up several times on "Random." It's a beautiful song by Steven Curtis Chapman, God is God. Is just restates what I know needs to be heard right now. God really has this all planned, He has from the beginning. If you can find a copy of this song, take a second and listen to it.

Places Regarding Curt Peterson:

Miami Herald Obituaries - Curtis Lee Peterson
___(be sure and read the incredable things in the guest book)

Miami Herlad News - Innovative teacher at Ransom
om - Death and Funeral Notices (not much here)
Rasom Everglades School --- Facutly and Staff
CBS WFOR News Story