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Taking a Lenten break ... and a job update
« on: February 13, 2018, 08:42:23 AM »
Hello friends. I am off for a while. Don't want to be distracted till Easter. Want to spend more time in prayer, reading and spiritual practices. Truthfully, am feeling a bit rusty in my prayer life, and need to work on it. Pray for me. Will be praying for the folk at sd.

Beside that, have an other news to share. I've been offered a great job, with decent hours and a good pay. It's a typical investment role in an advisory capacity, but it requires some know how and expertise in international trade. Have a couple of months off before I join that I want to put to the best use. And yeah, It will also require relocation and other preparation. And probably I'll be really busy on the job once I take it up. But I'm happy and it's what I want to do professionally. Have a break the ice meeting with some folk from the company this Saturday. Hope all goes well.

Hope all is well with you good folk on SD and wish you all a great Lent.
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Re: Taking a Lenten break ... and a job update
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 11:57:52 AM »
I'll miss you, even though I will be posting less. 

This is wonderful news about your job.  Congratulations. 
 
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Re: Taking a Lenten break ... and a job update
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 12:29:16 PM »
Your presence will be missed, Xavier, but will definitely continue to keep you in prayer. :pray3: May you have a blessed start to your new job & also a grace-filled Lent ahead.
 
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Re: Taking a Lenten break ... and a job update
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 07:04:03 PM »
I am happy for you Xavier.  All the best.   :)
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Re: Taking a Lenten break ... and a job update
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 08:38:14 PM »
Gawnna miss your wonderfully edifying posts.
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Re: Taking a Lenten break ... and a job update
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 07:57:02 AM »
Xavier,
 congratulations on your new job; I hope you have a lot of success. Have a good Lent and a happy Easter.
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Re: Taking a Lenten break ... and a job update
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 10:54:03 PM »
Xavier,

I will miss your wisdom here, but you are probably doing the better thing. Congratulations on your job!
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[Job  38:1-5]  Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said: [2] Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskillful words? [3] Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me. [4] Where wast thou when I laid up the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding. [5] Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

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Re: Taking a Lenten break ... and a job update
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 11:25:04 AM »
Blessed Lent and best wishes on the job!
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Jesus son of David, have mercy on me.
 
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