I have been rather bad about blogging lately. The same has been true about my journal writing. It's not that I haven't had tons to write about either. My Bride has given some hints about what I have been up to: Philmont, vacations to Texas, working for my dad, working in my ward with the young men.
Six months ago I was not sure how we would be able to make ends meet as a family. My Bride sat me down one Family Home Evening and challenged me to have a little more faith. My patriarchal blessing has one line that says I will be able to provide for my family's needs. She asked if I believed the promise. I decided I did. (After all, I wasn't sure I would ever find a wife, but my patriarchal blessing said I would and I found the one it promised.)
So fast forward six months and I marvel at how we have been blessed financially. Even though I (now) have been unemployed for over a year. We have had income from no less than 9 different sources. Some were my Bride's. Some were from good decisions I made a year ago. Some were the generosity of friends and family after we were married. When you add them all up, we have never wanted for money.
Starting next week, I have a fantastic opportunity to work for a company in north Dallas which helps people bring mortgage companies to the negotiation table to lower their debt or prevent foreclosure. (I hear what you are thinking: "Don't you live in Tempe, AZ?") Yeah, I will work for a Dallas company from Arizona. Isn't telecommuting great.
The company is poised to expand to other states soon and I get to help manage the expansion and growth. My specific task is to improve processes and job responsibilities to enable that growth.
I attribute this opportunity to several things. I have tried to follow the Spirit as I have prepared for life. I followed the counsel of the Prophet and have obtained as much education as possible (so far). But most importantly now, my Bride and I have always paid our tithing, even when it was not very much.