September 17, 2006
This is my first entry in what I hope will be a journal chronicling the journey as I begin to explore my dreams and aspirations. About a month ago I had my last day at the worst job I have ever endured. The work wasn't difficult or challenging but the atmosphere was toxic and my performance reflected it. At the beginning of September, still job-less, I moved from my parent's home to my own apartment, newly turned 26 years of age. Meanwhile I went through an application process to be an occasional student at McMaster Divinity College so I could take a course in New Testament Greek with the hope of doing postgraduate work in biblical studies I have been interviewing Redeemer professors to obtain advice.
Last week, in answer to prayer, I miraculously obtained an office position in Burlington with a boss who was willing to accommodate my course. Maybe it is not a miracle but it is a definite blessing from a Father who knows how to give good gifts and provides for his children what they need. I start the position tomorrow, so this entry will be brief since I should get to bed soon.
I really sense God is watching over me and directing my steps. I think I will find the purpose I was created to fulfill. I am rereading the Purpose Driven Life and I am on day 14 and it is very encouraging and inspiring. Today was a wonderful Sunday with two good messages; one from Mark Knetzch about the valley of dry bones. God's spirit gives life to the hopeless and Jesus has accomplished our salvation.
Well, I should get to bed so I can be up for 6:45 am tomorrow. The rest will have to wait for another day.
My next entry in the journal was not until January 1st, 2007 and my last was August 15, 2015. I have so many journals; entries are sporadic at best. This journal is only for my deepest things and dreams.