Beckie Lindsey: When God is Silent

Welcome Beckie Lindsey to Frankly, My Dear. I’ve known this strong woman since she messaged me three years ago. “Can I pick your brain on writing? I’ll buy you a Starbucks.” I pretty much offered to let her move into my study if she supplies coffee regularly. Our friendship developed and is still maintained through a mutual bond of writing, God, cats, and yes, coffee. I’m pleased as punch to have been the first editor on her soon-to-be published Beauties for Ashes, and invited her to share her faith with us.

By Beckie Lindsey @LindseyBeckie

I have a confession … read the rest. . .

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I Had a Job Interview Today!

Yup. I had an interview. A real, in-person, we-think-you-could-benefit-our-business job interview today. [I also had a call to join an insurance team about an hour’s drive from home and work for commission only… had to turn that one down. Darn.]

I had been referred to today’s Real Interviewer through mutual contacts. A year ago, I wouldn’t have considered it: part-time. Small office.

And today, it felt like a perfect fit. Because it’s a nice atmosphere. Because they’ve been in business for over a decade and are still growing. Because any job is better than no job. Because a pay … read the rest. . .

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My Bucket List for June, 2012

I know, I know… life is most certainly going to get in the way…

But still…it’s nice to have a few things on the To-Do List, right?
Here’s the start of my List for June, 2012:

  • Celebrate Dot & Friends’ Graduation.
  • Blog every day.
  • Write at least an hour every day on the Big Projects.
  • Get a job. A good job. A really good, permanent, well-paying, room-for-advancement job.
  • Cook each day from The Unemployment Cookbook.
  • Order the next print run for The Unemployment Cookbook.
  • Write at least three short stories to submit to contests, competitions, and magazines.
  • Get caught up
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A Job is Not Just a Paycheck (and Other Observations of Employment)

I still don’t have a day job. It’s been just over six months since my boss decided he couldn’t afford to keep me. And since I don’t publicly vent, that’s all you get on that subject.

I’ve been unemployed before. I’m a legal secretary. A licensed insurance agent. I’ve worked for large corporations and sole practitioners. I’m excellent at sales, customer service, administrative duties and, no surprise, communications.

But I can’t seem to find a job. So I’m praying for income. Which is not the same thing.

A job is something you do to earn a paycheck. Income is money … read the rest. . .

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Lessons Learned: November 18, 2011

1. Movies will never be as good as books.

2. Friends are as important as family.

3. There’s more to life than a paycheck, or lack thereof.

4. However, a paycheck can make life a little easier.

5. God is in control. Always.

6. God may not provide in the way I want, but always in the way I need.

7. Some of my most important friends are the ones I haven’t physically met yet.

8. It’s always colder in winter. This should not be news.

9. Laptop chargers are awesome.

10. Social media should not be a place to … read the rest. . .

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