instead on selling Lisa and networking
with publishers and authors attending the
annual Los Angeles Religious Education
Congress in Anaheim, Calif. I tried to lis-
ten to God's voice as I walked every aisle
of the huge exhibition hall. Does God
want me to continue working in religious
publishing? Am I being called to continue
in the Ministry of the Word in my own
unique way as someone who identifies
writers and develops and shepherds prod-
ucts to publication? Or does God want
me to explore something totally new?
rudbeckia that I did not get around to
planting last fall. I thought these perennial
flowers would die over the winter, but a
wise master gardener told me to just let
them rest and that the plants would reap-
pear in the spring. The rudbeckia indeed
are sending green shoots upward!
a short time and now am ready to bloom
again on new growth.
learned so far:
lover of snail mail. Today I opened our
mailbox and found that my brother
and his wife enrolled me for a year in
the Association of Marian Helpers.
Included in the enrollment gift card is a
beautiful prayer for those who seek
look for suitable employment. I need
your wisdom to guide my footsteps
along the right path, and to lead me
to find the proper things to say and do
in this quest. I wish to use the gifts
and talents you have given me, but I
need the opportunity to do so with
gainful employment. Do not abandon
me, dear Father, in this search, but
rather grant me this favor I seek so
that I may return to you with praise
and thanksgiving for your gracious
assistance. Grant this through Christ,
our Lord. Amen.
venting Lisa effort, today I:
someone who has worked since she
was 14 and has always liked working.
and then drove to Staples to have 300
business cards printed.
of my neighbors.
job-hunting efforts and exchanged tips
about dealing with all the details of
"Dancing With the Stars." What can
be more beautiful than the graceful
movements of the human body in har-
mony with music?
lege basketball during the regular sea-
son, but I love watching the NCAA
tourney games. Another glorious man-
ifestation of beautiful body move-
munity and in the workplace -- does
peace of mind, restful sleep, and a
· Being unemployed can bring
time with the right attitude.
isfaction for a job well done.
ize is critical to discerning next career
laugh again, see possibilities where I
never looked, and make the most of
this blessing of time away from the
daily grind of work.
venting myself. Here's why:
peaceful and thoughtful time in Gulf
Shores, Ala. There's really nothing to
ease my mind like sitting on a beauti-
ful beach and watching and listening
to the waves come in and
teer commitment to give
back to an organization that
has given me so much.
ings and thoughts and trying to move
into a place of inner calm and peace
and joy. I want to be thoroughly ready
mentally, physically and emotionally to
tackle a new job.