Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Tuesday's Treasure

I'm still trying to figure out my internet hook-up at the Lake....can't load the photo's I want to load--so I will load Chili's this morning as my Tuesday Treasure! Chili's you ask? It's a long story....I'll make it short.

The real treasure of this day is that our home-bound son has a job. He has been back in Minnesota for 9 days and he applied, interviewed, and got the job! And the real treasure is: he doesn't have to speak Japanese!
His first day on the job is Friday!

Why is this such a treasure? For those of you who do not have grown children, let me expound!

  • It IS a good thing when your grown children are gainfully employed
  • It IS difficult in this modern day of technology to escape your past. The internet holds every mistake you have ever made and 2nd chances are hard to come by these days.
  • It IS such a good feeling when your child has a success.
  • It IS worthy of many PRAISES when your prodigal begins to understand that the way he/she is living is just too hard and begins to want the better way.
  • It IS a God-thing when you overhear a conversation between your prodigal and his Dad:

"Dad, I don't want to really talk about it--I'm superstitious and don't want to jinx it!" "Son, this is the time for prayer! Take your anxiety to God, tell Him all about your worries. He loves you, Son; He would love to hear from you!"

The real treasure for this Tuesday is from Jeremiah 29: 11: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

I am resting in His hope and His promise for my son's future. That is a treasure!


Karla said...

That is definitely call for treasuring Chili's! =) Congrats to your son!! =D

Dawn said...

Kev's also looking for work, with the same problem with background checks hovering over him. Please pray that just the right employer will give him another chance.

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, that's so great that your son got the job! Hooray!

I love the advice your husband gave your son.

Heather Smith said...

Mmmmm...Chilis! Yum! I pray this works out well! Yay!! God is so awesome!

Kristen said...

These are all good things! Tell him congrats on the job!

Yellow Mama said...

One of my favorite verses...it hangs over on the wall behind our bed. I have a returned prodigal!

MugwumpMom said...

Wow, congratulations to you and your son. I'll be praying that his favour increases and he is enabled to the job well for his own benefit, and sense of accomplishment, and for the glory of God! Your hubby was very gracious in his answer to your son and I pray that it was good seed in good soil.

Diane said...

Good news, good news!! Looking for more good news to come, too. :-)

Sue said...

Sounds like a great step in the right direction for you son :-)

eph2810 said...

Thank you Diane for being such an encouragement. Our son is looking for employement right now as well. He just got his associates degree.
I do hope you have a grant time with your family at the lake and have some time to relax.
Blessings to you and yours.