Sunday, January 21, 2007

Getting Started

Hello, friends!

Sometimes it is easy to get discouraged. So I wanted to start a blog so that we could share encouragement and good news more often. Many of you may subscribe to my monthly "Good News! Newsletter" -- it's a free e-newsletter that you can find out more about at my website, but that's more of a monologue and blogging is a dialogue.

At the end of the year, I was laid off. I am a lot less panicky about it than I would've been earlier in my career--God has given me a peace. But every once in a while, I take it personally--I think things like, "Could I have worked harder? Longer?" or "What was I not doing right?"

But already, in just 21 days, God has shown me ways I can learn and grow from this experience. Here's the funny part: I still go into my old office everyday and I still work as a talk show host at "Mornings with Lorri & Friends," so I still get to participate in this wonderful ministry.

It seemed as a professional working woman, I took confidence and self-esteem from my job. Now, I feel as though God is telling me to take confidence in Him.

And that's Good News.

"For the Lord will be your confidence..." Proverbs 3:26 (NASB)