life beyond the well…

Incredibly Blessed


Lately, I’ve been feeling so incredibly blessed. Though I’ve been physically exhausted, I’ve been so in awe of the way that God works. For a few days, I’ve had up an away message on my IM that says:

“Every day I realize how blessed I am. At night, I pray over the possibilities. During the day, I watch God make it happen.”

That’s really how I’ve been feeling lately. It’s amazing how there are so many things that you pray for and as you continue to pray and grow, you watch how God grants the things that you’ve asked for. Perhaps not at the time that you asked for it, not in the way that you asked for it. But it’s better than you ever imagined. There are so many things that I had been asking God for, and now that I’m starting to see how God has been working those things out, I want more. I want more of God. More of His blessings. More of His heart. More of Him.

One of the more tangible ways that God has blessed me is with a new job. I just completed my first week at my new job, and I love it! While the commute is serious (I’m not used to having to leave at 7 and drive 40-45 minutes), the work is rewarding. I enjoy the people that I work with, and I feel like I have the opportunity to grow professionally, as well as make a difference in the field of education. Even with this job, it’s amazing to see how God opened doors for me. My supervisor previously worked at UNC as an assistant director in the admissions office. Thus, when I applied and interviewed and my supervisor saw that I had worked with Project Uplift, Pre-O, and as a tour guide in the admissions office, he already knew what it was all about. He understood the caliber of the programs at UNC and their success.

Since I’m just beginning, we’ve been busy getting things together for SMART Sessions (our equivalent to CTOPS), and working at our mall kiosk. As our school is a BRAND NEW 4 year school, we’re being fairly innovative in ways to reach people; and one of those is having a kiosk at the mall. You gotta love being on salary, and getting to sit at the mall and read/people watch. It’s great.

Also, in other news…my fellow church members obviously forgot that I’m crazy! They have elected me to the trustee board. This is about to be some good stuff…but in all seriousness, I believe God placed me there for a reason (even if I am the only person under 40…maybe even 45 on the board). I look forward to seeing what God has in store.

That’s all for now! Wishing you God’s best, His peace, and His blessings!

“Just want to praise you forever and ever and ever/For all you’ve done for me/Blessings and honor and glory/They all belong to you/Thank you Jesus for blessing me.”

“Lord your love for me gives me everything I need
And it keeps me— Wanting more of
You are my delight and with you I’m satisfied
Your love keeps me— Wanting more of You.”

“A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.”
~Proverbs 18:16


Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

9 thoughts on “Incredibly Blessed

  1. Greetings,,,

    New to your spot and all I gots 2 say is Amen…keep counting your blessings. *Smiles*

  2. Sissy! I am so happy that you out of your waiting period and reaping! For me, it is exciting to see you grow and see God working in your life! I was excited even when you were feeling depressed!

  3. All of this is so great to hear. Keep sewing, Erin … my bad, Trustee Erin … er, Trustee Davis. Just keep sewing, and you’ll keep reaping!

  4. twilla- yes, you were REALLY excited even when i was down. you are truly my friend and i love you.

    gene- please don’t call me trustee. i can’t wait for this first meeting. i’m bout to revolutionize some stuff. in jesus name, amen.

  5. haha Trustee Davis sounds like a 56-year-old man at my church that drives an 02′ Buck Skylark, wears a kangol hat and loves slim and the supreme angels.

  6. Rell totally and completely KILLED me at Slim and the Supreme Angels!!!!!!!!

  7. okay…so i think i may have solidified my wackness BECAUSE…

    i don’t know who slim and the supreme angels are.

    fill me in, por favor

  8. it’s an old gospel quartet that sings a VERY traditional style of gospel.

  9. Erin, YOU may not know, but trust that some of your NC elders do! LOL!

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