But it didn't take long after the hugs and hello's to feel the pain of the need of jobs. I work for the extras in my life as a retiree. The rest of this crew needs to work for necessities. One woman suggested we form a support working group to meet together regularly to fine tune resumes and practice interview techniques, etc.
Now, we have a schedule to meet every other week to network with one another to learn each other's skills and desires for full time employment. As we birthed this little work group I suddenly realized I can head this group with great ease and delight. I've been schooled for decades in small group leadership for ministry and business.
For a few years I've felt God calling me to KNOW that each moment I'm living is the most important moment of my life. I can tend to dream of the future longingly or nostalgically look back in the past. But if I live in Christ fully in each moment in the NOW I take care of the past as it comes moment by moment and the future is most unpredictable.
So...last night was the fruit of me living in the NOW. I have 20 people who enjoy following my lead. They have a common goal of needing full time or part-time work. By far, they are the best team of committed smart positive workers I've ever seen. I have contacts and people of influence that I can bring to this group. In a dark time I sense God is shining His light onto us all. I may only be pocket-size flashlight in these folks' darkness, but when the lights are dim or out, any light is a help.
You smart blog readers may have helps for these unemployed sharp motivated workers. Please send in your advice, website addresses, book titles, etc.
"Thy Kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven..."
Shine where you are. Jesus shining through you and me is Heaven come to earth.