Yesterday was supposed to be my first official day back at work but I still haven’t heard from my boss whether or not I am going back now or in August or in September or even at all. I know the law says he has to give me my old job back this minute, even after a year off, but they’ve given me so many breaks over the 10 years I’ve been there and they’ve helped just about everyone I know and the church as well… I’m giving them a break.

But today I’m wondering if I should just bite the bullet and let them know that it is ok if they lay me off, with severence. In my heart of hearts I don’t want to return to work. I have 4 young children and a hubby I haven’t spent much time with over the last 2 years and a growing church that needs me more and more and that I need more and more. I am busy enough outside of having a part-time job at a credit union…

Jehovah-Jireh ~ Jehovah-Shalom I need you!


I'm the Cool Mom of 4, Married to the Preacher Man, but at times I'm a little more Sass than Saint!

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  1. Hey Shash, you are an awesome encourager when I need it, you are a wonderful woman of God and you are an amazing friend. God definately knows what He’s doing (you already know that!) and He will provide for you in whatever way. He knows the desires of your heart…

    Psalm 111:4 He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious, merciful, and full of loving compassion. 5 He has given food and provision to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever and imprint it [on His mind]. 6 He has declared and shown to His people the power of His works in giving them the heritage of the nations [of Canaan].

  2. good luck – I will keep you in my prayers!

  3. I think that stand is Biblical!

    If you were to ask your Heavenly Father where He wants you……where do you think that would be?

  4. I am praying for you, my dear.
    Sometimes God makes our a decision easy and maybe He is letting you know that you need to do what you have been doing over the last year. Maybe God doesn’t want you back at the credit union…I will pray for you to hear His voice clearly.

  5. Philippians 4:19

    4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Need I say anything!
    But I stand in agreement with you my sister in your petiion, prayer and thanksgiving. In my prayers always.

  6. Sounds like it might be great for you if you don’t go back. Add in severance and that is not bad at all!! 🙂

    Thanks for coming by my place today 🙂

  7. Hi Shannon,
    This is Susan, from “5 Minutes for Mom”. I was trying to reply to your email with the info for being listed on our site, but the email doesn’t seem to work. Can you try sending me another email to info at 5minutesformom dot com.

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