Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

Recently I have felt the need to make a contribution to our finances. I have been praying about this problem and asking God to help me find something that I can do. We have some credit card debt that I really want to pay off, and we have alot of plans for various renovations to our house. And so I simply want to get there faster, but what can I do when I am at home with 3 toddlers?

I have had a couple ideas but nothing that I could see evolving, with the exception of babysitting or bookkeeping. I could do either of these things but both have the disadvantage of needing to know people. We just moved into a very rural area and meeting people is not that easy, but I am keeping these options open.

Then a few weeks ago I got an email from my professional association stating that they are recruiting people to mark assignments submitted by students in the program. This is a job that can be done from home after attending a one day training session. Perfect, except that I am in the US and the training sessions are in Canada! hmmm, maybe it could still work, if I could get the assignment it would soon pay for the flight & hotel.

I quickly filled out the application form and prayed the whole time - God if this is your will I trust that you will make it happen. A couple weeks later I get an email from the coordinator requesting that I complete the travel request. Turns out that the trip will be paid for plus an additional amount to pay for my time! I called to make sure that they understood I would require an international flight, which would be more expensive and also two nights accommodation because of the flight times. No problem! My trip was paid for, I attended the session, my expenses will be reimbursed plus the honorarium, and I have now been assigned to not one but two groups. Most first time markers would never receive two groups!

All I can say is this is the work of God and that I am meant to do this. Thank you Lord for all you do!