I am still looking for a way to pay the bills. This past Monday I had an interview with a company that sells alarm systems. After 3 months of looking it was the second interview I had been on. The first one was last week selling knives to family, friends, and other people they know. YUCK. I do not have a passion for selling knives. By the way, the alarm system interview went well, and I believe I could pay the bills with that job.

I spent this morning at a training session for long term supply teachers in a neighboring county. It would help pay the bills, but is not enough to really make our ends meet. And being a long term substitute is temporary. But, it is better than nothing. When Rhonda and I first moved back to Georgia, that’s what I did. Maybe I’ll end up doing it again.

I am not the only one having a hard time finding work. The room I was in today was filled with more than 50 people looking for work. I sat next to a woman who was a certified teacher (in at least 3 areas) and behind a man who was a certified teacher. A few weeks ago I attended a job fair in Atlanta where thousands showed up looking for work. I am convinced that there are more people looking for jobs than there are jobs!

I told someone today that maybe River Ridge Church should advertise itself as the church for people out of work who can’t find work . . . and are losing hope. I can relate to that. Over the past few weeks I have spoken to people who are afraid of losing their home, are hounded by credit card companies, wonder if they will be able to buy groceries, and provide health care for their family. I passed a business today where hundreds of people were lined up to pick up free bags of food.

Well, I wish I knew what to say. But I don’t have any great words of wisdom. All I can do is let you know that Jesus said, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need” (Matthew 6:33, NLT). Easy to read, but hard to put into practice. Just trust Him; He will provide.