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Down to the wire…

OK, we went to the doctor yesterday and she told us that we were going to induce labor on this Tuesday. I am getting more and more excited about this “lil fella” as Crystal calls him. We have this little fleece potato sack thingy for him, some night gowns (and who said this was OK for a boy?), and some booties to wear home and I’m starting to get misty here… OK, I pulled it together… All in all I’m ready to see my 4th born and begin to prophesy all over him!

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September 28, 2007 Posted by | Baby | Leave a comment

What the HECK am I doing???!!!

Is anyone out there unsure of why you’re doing what you’re doing? Are you frustrated professionally, sick of your job, but unsure about what your supposed to be doing? If so you are in a boat with a lot of folks. I know that there is a large number of people who are tired of doing what they’re doing, but haven’t the faintest idea on how to get out. So I’m going to offer five (5) steps to get out of your professional and possibly spiritual ruts:

  1. Prayer. The first thing that we have to do in order to get out of any issue or find a solution to any problem is to consult God. If you don’t have a relationship with God and you want one, feel free to email me at otis@wordoffaithcm.org and we can start a dialogue on salvation.
  2. Assessment. After you have repented of any “stuff” and The Lord has shown you that you should be, I don’t know, painting for a living instead of trying to work with kids, then you need to do an interest/career assessment (a simple google search will show several good ones) to find out where your strengths are. Anyone trying to function either professionally or spiritually in a capacity that their not gifted and called to do is wasting their time and usually someone else’s also. 
  3. Education/Training. The common miss-conception is that you have to have a college degree to make a good living. This isn’t entirely true. Depending on what it is your passionate about doing for a living, you may only need certification or vocational training. What ever it is you should research the career field and determine what level of education you need.
  4. Diligence. OK, you know your destiny, you have done an assessment, you’ve received your credentials and now your ready to start looking. The most important thing needed to find employment is diligence. Look at the ant and think about how it does stuff…
  5. Take the leap of faith. It’s hard to leave what seems comfortable to us. But once you’ve made the determination that you’re going to do God’s will for your life, you only have two choices: do it, or don’t! I hope you decide to do it because there are so many benefits to being in His will (which we’ll discuss in another post)…

Once you step out and you start your new “thing” be prepared for difficulties, and trying moments. These things must come in order to prepare you for where God wants you. Just remember that God allows us to be tried in order to thoroughly purify us like gold, and he’ll never put more on you than you can bare. Let me know where you are, let’s start a dialogue…

September 25, 2007 Posted by | Career Development | Leave a comment

IT’S BABY TIME!!!

OK, we’re coming down to what will hopefully be the last week of anticipation for Joseph’s arrival. I’m a career preparation teacher/counselor and today there was a former student who showed up with her 5 month old and the little fella really pulled on my heart strings and I can truly say that I’m starting to really get excited about our baby! My (smokin hot, pregnant) wife Crystal and I are going to do a whole bunch of stuff today in preparation and I’m psyching myself up for it. While I’m excited about holding, cooing and playing with Joseph; I’m not entirely excited about chores. But I am more than willing to keep “Boo Boo Sr.” (Crystal) from doing any work, so it looks like I’m in for a sweat filled evening. If you’ve read my wife’s blog then you know that she has a tenancy to do “too much” and it’s my job as a home Priest to protect her (even if it’s from herself). So I’ll be running a lot of interference tonight… pray for me and for Crystal to sit her behind down!

September 20, 2007 Posted by | Baby | 1 Comment

Hello world!

Alright! I’ve updated my blogismness! I switched sites and I think that this one will prove to be much more beneficial.  This is my first post and more will be coming soon!

September 19, 2007 Posted by | General | 1 Comment