Answered Prayers

November 6, 2011

I don’t often share much about my faith life.

I don’t want to scare people off because I know Christians are stereotyped for being preachy or pushing their beliefs on others. But the reality is that my faith is a huge part of my life: it defines me, guides me in my decisions, and the purpose of my life.

(For those of you who aren’t a Christian, I, by no means, am trying to push my views on you in this post!)

I simply wanted to take the time today to thank you (from the bottom on my heart) for those of you who have been praying for me!



I know my family and friends have been praying for me, plus I’ve even had readers (who I’ve never met in real life) pray for me, which warms my heart.

Many of you know that I have struggled with my job (I am a p.e. teacher.) and living in Alaska, which have been two big stressors for me over the past two years.

Often we may not know if our prayers have affected those who we pray for, but I definitely have felt your prayers this week!

Surprisingly I had a decent week at work. (This is quite an improvement from dreading my job each day.)

I don’t know what happened, but I had more energy than I usually do and my attitude was more upbeat.

I found myself laughing and smiling more with the kids, being sarcastic (in a good way) with them, and being more animated with them, which helps with their listening skills.

I never felt like I made the conscious decision to try and improvement attitude, so the best reason for this improvement had to be due to answered prayers!

I am eternally grateful for my family and friends who live too far away for me to see as often as I’d like, but I am so thankful for your love and support during this time!


    1. I am so glad to hear you had a much better week at work. Religious or not, knowing people are sending well wishes your way will definitely make a difference. <3

    1. I’m so sorry for the struggles you’ve had- but am really happy to hear that this last week was better! I know what it’s like to go to a job you dread each day, but I don’t know what it’s like to be unhappy with where I live and being so far away from family.
      You’re a strong chick- thanks for sharing this with everyone!

    1. i’m so glad things are looking up!! thanks for being open about your faith too. i’m not very vocal about that on my blog either (mainly due to the subject- food) but it’s a huge part of my life too so i completely agree with everything you said!

    1. Faith is the largest part of my life, too, and it’s been tested lately, like yours was/is. My hubby & I lived in Cincinnati, OH for the past 3 years and he got laid off from the only company in Cincy that does what he does. He is from Seattle, WA, and we’ve been wanting to move there soon, but not like this. But we did. We put our house in OH up for sale, packed most of our things (left a lot behind for lack of space), rented a moving truck, and drove across the country for 7 days to Seattle. We are both looking for work and so far not finding any, we are living with my hubby’s parents because we have no money, we’re desperately waiting for our house to sell, and we were just able to sell our other car, which is the first thing to go right for us in a long time.
      So we have been just desperately trying to keep trusting the in the Lord, and for Him to give us peace and comfort and patience during these trying financial times. It’s hard not to get really discouraged, though! But there are lots of computer jobs in the Seattle area, so we’re praying that my hubby finally gets one soon!
      Thanks for this post and this blog! I also have a blog called My Lovely Little LIfe at
      Happy trails, and good luck with your job!

      1. Thanks for sharing!

        I pray you guys are able to find jobs! At least you are living close to family and living somewhere you want to be!

    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! It’s great to know you’ve got people praying for you, even if they’re strangers. I will pray for you as well and I sincerely hope your job gets better soon, or at least you are able to deal with it better. I quit working for awhile myself, just because I had a string of horrible jobs (daycare and retail), and I hated the work, hated the environments, and ended up hating my life. It was no fun, and every night my poor husband had to listen about my day that was filled with horrors! But I am of course now looking for a job and I’m just praying that it’ll be a better job that I can actually enjoy and do well! Thanks so much for the encouragement!

      1. I, too, feel very bad for my husband who has to deal with my crabbiness every evening.

        I’m praying for you as well. 🙂

    1. i’m so happy for you! i have been thinking of you often in your teaching. i hope the positivity sticks and you are able to find joy in your work (teaching or not).

    1. I’m glad you had a good week. We spend so much of our time at work. It weighs heavily on a person if you’re not happy there. I’m praying that things continue to look up for you at work.

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