Answered Prayers, the Doxology, and Rest

My Old Testament professor in college was one of my favorite professors.  He was funny, engaging, loved his wife, and conveyed a passion for the Bible like no one I had ever encountered.  He opened each class with a story or a group hymn or chorus, but we all knew to expect that just about every other Friday (on his payday), we’d all sing the Doxology together.  He was genuinely excited/thankful about getting paid.


We’d all sing from our desks:

“Praise God from whom all blessings flow

Praise Him all creatures here below

Praise Him above ye heavenly host

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost”


Today, I’m singing the doxology because I’m about to experience the joys of payday again.  Yes, team, I got a job!


After months of searching, crying, networking, praying, whining to friends and family, blogging, and more searching, my search has ended.  I am absolutely thrilled about where my search has ended.


I’ve been hired by the local school system to work with a cluster of schools to engage parents/guardians in their children’s schools and education, and to incorporate community services into local schools and families.  This position incorporates my fascination with systems theories and my passion for a Wraparound model of services (I know that only three of you will care about that sentence).  I’ll get to speak Spanish, work with an incredible team (so I’ve been told by many), and I will be on a teacher’s schedule!  (Yes, that means I have fall break, winter break, spring break, and summer break).


I’m so thankful for this opportunity.  I’m so thankful to be excited about this job.  I’m so thankful I didn’t have to settle for something I wasn’t excited about.  I’m so thankful for all of your support and encouragement through this process.  And I’m so thankful that my search is done.  I feel such relief.


So here’s to answered prayers, the doxology, and rest!


Now, onto blogging about anything other than job searching…

12 thoughts on “Answered Prayers, the Doxology, and Rest

  1. Oh Allison! I celebrate and sing the doxology with you! I’ve been thinking about you and wondering how the job search was going. Horray you got an awesome sounding job! And I am one of those 3 who is excited about that social worky sentence! 🙂

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