Our church just announced a second round of lay-offs. This time around, our Music Pastor got the boot. It is really unfortunate when anyone looses his/her job, but we are pretty good friends with our music pastor (his son was in our wedding when he was 8) and we are upset that he will no longer be ministering with us or to us. Mr. Bean, however, has been asked to take on a larger role in our worship ministry to fill the hole. The goal is to replace the worship pastor with 2 part time people.
The economy is really going down the tubes and we are thankful every day that Mr. Bean still has his job. We think his job security is pretty good, but we are well aware that any day his job can be taken from us.
To think, a year ago we were upset because our house had not sold, yet. 12 months later, we realize that the Lord saved us from being in a situation where our mortgage would have been more than the worth of the house had we moved. When the economy goes down the drain, it sure makes you thankful for what you have.