Yesterday was productive, and today seems to indicate a good year ahead . . .

Yesterday we managed to put all the ornaments away, take down the tree, and watch one of my favorite movies.   This morning, miracle of miracles, I woke up early enough to get a shower, get ready for church, and EVEN go for donuts before church and still get there on time!  If you knew just how time-management challenged I truly am, you would understand the phenomenal significance of this.   

The service was really good.  Pastor Jamie (yes, our pastor’s name is Jamie and our daughter’s name is Jami [no “e”]) had a really good message about the race of faith.  He talked about athletes who train with weights on their ankles and how much faster they can move when they remove those weights.  He then encouraged us to drop the “weights” that keep us from running the race God has set before us, the race of faith. 

I know there are lots of things that I let get between me and God.  And it’s my hope to eliminate a lot of those things, so that I can see Him more clearly this year.  As the scripture says, “. . . let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith . . .”  (Hebrews 12:1-2)  When those things blocking my line of vision are removed, it will be so much easier to focus on Jesus, and become more like Him.

Jami has two more days of vacation, and then it’s back to school for her.  I think she’s ready.  She spent almost the entire day reading today.  She actually started and finished “The Banks of Plum Creek” by Laura Ingalls Wilder today!  She’s a fast reader and her comprehension is very high.  I’m such a proud mommy.

Tomorrow I have to pay bills, do laundry, clean house, make some business calls, and investigate medical transcription training.  I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned that here before, but I am thinking about getting my certification as a medical transcriptionist.  From what I understand, many companies hire “work at home” transcriptionists and the pay is good, along with all the benefits.  I’m a pretty speedy typist (82 wpm with 3 errors, so final 79 wpm), have a fairly strong command of the English language, and am a good speller. 

I love my window blind business most of the time, but being self-employed and in sales to boot, the income is not reliable.  And there are no benefits.  Thus my investigation into other areas of employment.  The main priority for me is being able to work from home, and it seems that won’t be a problem as an MT.

Well, it’s late and I’d best say “adios” until next time.

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  1. Awesome Christmas — we got about 5 inches of snow here on the Gulf Coast!  In my 40 years, I’ve never, ever had a “White Christmas”!  The best was seeing my 8 year old enjoy it . . . what an awesome Christmas gift from God!  :0)
    Hope yours was wonderful, too
    Sorry to take so long to reply; I really wasn’t online much lately. 
    Snow on the Gulf Coast?  I saw some pictures on TV about that, and it just amazed me.  I’ve spent some time in Corpus, Brownsville, and Harlingen, and I just can’t picture those towns with snow!
    You’re right, it was a special treat for kids–and adults.  I just hope the snow didn’t cause any serious problems.  I don’t imagine a lot of people in that area have much experience driving in snow!


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