There is soo much bunkum out there on blogs, news sites and social networks that deserve comment. So, I'm employed, rejuvinated and ready to begin addressing the claptrap. First, let's start with the economy.
Guys, thank you very much for your prayers. Nearly every time that someone said that they were praying for me, I was near tears. Sure, not everyone who said they were praying actually prayed. But of those that did, it was humbling to know that me and my family were being raised up to the thone room of Heaven. There are nearly 7 billion people in the world and not every one is mentioned by name in prayers daily. But because of your faithfulness and your prayers, God answered.
Beginning on March 16, I will work for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Knoxville. It is a wonderful answer to prayers. First, their financials are great. The Motley Fool rated them as one of five stocks that you can buy right now. That Starbucks coffee that cost you nearly four bucks will only cost forty cents in your Keurig machine at home and that is appealing for those who need great tasting coffee but at a lower price. While not entirely recession-proof, Green Mountain Coffee is showing resilience.
I could share all of the details of the job search, but it would take all day. It wasn't coincidence that I heard about the job opening the very day I was laid off from my previous employer. It wasn't coincidence that I had a phone interview the very next day. And it wasn't coincidence that I have very good references. Too many things fell into place that weren't coincidence.
So, to God, I give thanks. To those that prayed, I say thank you. And to those that offered help or gave help, I say thanks. I learned a lot in the experience and am stronger for it.