Married to the Empire

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Life Unexpected--Again

This time it has nothing to do with the cat. Steven's company had a meeting yesterday morning to announce how the economic crisis is affecting them. They told everyone that they were having to lay off 17% of the company. Seventeen percent! Talk about a lousy day for everyone, not knowing if they'd be next to be called in and given the bad news.

Steven was one of the lucky ones who got to keep his job. But this doesn't mean that we don't still worry. Who's to say that there won't be another round of layoffs in the coming months? These are scary times in which we live.

We had a quiet night at home. I'd made tacos, including homemade guacaomle, per Steven's request. He felt sad for his single coworker who was laid off yesterday and didn't have a wife and a good dinner to go home to. After dinner Steven worked on a stormtrooper helmet for a guy who is hoping to join the 501st Legion soon, while I played around with some Sculpey again. This time I didn't play with Star Wars stamps; I went for bible verses:



I find them comforting in a time of uncertainty, and Romans 12:12 is especially poignant. What more can we do than be joyful, patient, and especially faithful in prayer when it comes to life? We have no guarantees other than life, death, and salvation for those who put their faith in Jesus Christ.

2 comments:

Joy of Frugal Living said...

Those are really lovely. I've found having encouraging verses around during hard times is really helpful.

I will be praying everything goes well for your husband.

Jennifer

Catherine at Frugal Homemaker Plus said...

Very encouraging post! We're in the same boat due to the Boeing strike, and should hopefully know in a few weeks if he made the cut or not.

We really cling to the fact that, no matter what happens, He is in control.

I hope the stress passes soon for you and your husband!