So I have huge news. I just got a position at Best Buy as a Microsoft Specialist. I'm uber excited about this position. This is huge for our family because this is a position I want, that I hope to retain for a while. The awesome thing about this position is that I will be trained in store and out of store by a corporate trainer. I will also become certified in pretty much everything Microsoft, which I think will help in some capacity in the long run.
And YES, we will still be homeschooling. Our children will just alternate between mommy and daddy this school year. My only concern is seeing how they will react to me working because before, they were not okay with me working.
I will still be posting and reviewing books. As a matter of a fact...I just got an awesome leadership bible (NIV) in the mail to review. Be on the lookout!
So quick word:
In this generation we seem to be so ill prepared for life. Many of us don't take our jobs seriously as parents. Many of us don't know how to. And many a times, that's not your fault. You won't know a thing unless you are taught.
I read a blog today by a sister in Christ and she addressed something, the beginning of a series, that's very important. The Titus 2 woman. Many of us know the Proverbs 31 woman, she's what so many of us aspire to be, she's perfection. Yet not so many of us are acquainted with the Titus 2 woman, who goes back and helps the next woman "get it together."
New International Version (NIV)
The Titus 2 woman is aware that her godly advice and guidance is needed and she seeks to give it generously. Mrs. Rich, addresses the fact that so many of us are misguided, as we don't quite have the best counsel. We don't anyone who has an active relationship with the Lord advising us, pushing us to get closer in our walk with the Lord. As women, it is important that whether you are married or not, that you receive this level of guidance. As a wife, it is imperative that you receive this guidance. I wouldn't say over emphasize this because then you become too focused on just this one area of life. But place just enough emphasis so that the the necessary learning takes place.
This is important to me because I didn't get this prior to getting married. I kind of learned as I went along, taking time to study the bible and connect with a couple different wives on Twitter (Mrs. Rich, being one of them) who are excellent examples and give great advice. But more than that they reverence God with their lives and in everything they do.
I will leave this warning though: Don't take advice from just anyone. Look at their life. Look at the fruit they are producing. I.e. a single person cannot give me marital advice. There is a reason they are still single. Another example taking finance advice from a person in debt or bankrupt. The point is not to judge them but to see for yourself if they take the advice they dish out. To see if the knowledge they have works for them because if it don't, if is not of God, you need to move on to godly counsel.
Check out Mrs. Rich's blog for this new series as well as her other posts. She lives what she blogs.