Because life is a series of edits

Who’s the Daddy?

In Church, Family, Humanity, Places, Places & Spaces on March 6, 2009 at 11:08 am

Well, the recession (when are we going to call it what it is: a depression?) has come to Westminster, but the news could be much worse. Our leadership has called for a salary freeze and put plans on hold regarding the new campus, but that's about it; no salary cuts, no lay-offs, and our enrollment numbers are still (somewhat surprisingly) strong.

I tend not to fret too much over things absolutely out of my control, so I didn't. However, I was glad to receive a teaching contract yesterday for next year (which I promptly signed and returned within five minutes of receiving). My joy is not so much in still having a job (though that's relieving), but more that the administration wants to keep me around another year (yes, I'm an affirmation junkie). Whew.

Megan, the girls, and I celebrated my newly-renewed employability with a rare trip to Hacienda (our favorite Mexican restaurant) last night. For reasons other than just the margarita, I was again reminded how good God is and has been to our family, and thanked him accordingly over chips and salsa. I want my girls to know that I am not the provider for our family; God the Father is.

I also prayed for those who have lost jobs or are trying to find them. It can't be easy right now, and my prayer is that even in the midst of uncertainty, God will meet needs through his sovereignty and his Church. I'm not sure if/when/how things are going to turn around (again, another thing completely out of my control), but God is neither surprised nor absent in the midst of our economic struggles. Pray with me for others, that they may see God's faithfulness in our world today as Old Testament Israel did then, as recorded in the Psalms:

"I have been young, and now am old,
yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken
or his children begging for bread."
Psalm 37:25
God is good…all the time.
  1. You mean, you didn’t hold out for $45 million over two years? I guess you didn’t have Scott Boras as your agent.
    Seriously, congrats on the contract renewal. I’m sure it’s not only a blessing for you and your family, but also for your future students too.

  2. Somebody commented that, since the first one (in the 20s) was the “Great” Depression, this one ought to be the “Clinical Depression.”

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