Friday, September 10, 2010

Closed doors

July 26th
--Interview at a Junior High School in a rural town an hour away for a position as a remedial English and math teacher.

--Principal called a week later: Don't give up, you'll be a great teacher. We hired someone with more experience.

August 9th
--Interview with a non-profit organization in the city half an hour away for a position teaching alternative education high school math.
--Polite letter: We were impressed with your background, but we've filled the position.

August 24th
--Interview at alternative high school two hours away for a position as English/math teacher.
--Principal called two days later: Lots of competition; we were impressed with your creativity, but we filled the position.

August 27th
--Interview with rural high school twenty minutes away for a position as coordinator/teacher in an adult/alternative education program.
--Polite letter: Hard decision; best of luck, but we filled the position.

--Phone conversation with the principal of a small Christian school in Kansas. Urged me to consider joining the ministry, but curriculum conflicted with my philosophy of education.
--Email and phone communication about tutoring homeschool student on the other side of the world. Someone else volunteered.

I am still looking for the open door.


  1. You both will get one. One day a door will just bust wide open for you. I love you both! Matt. 7:7, Psalm 37:4, 1st Thess. 5:16-18

  2. Best of luck for you both!
    - Nawal

  3. I'm praying that the open door will not be quite so far away, nor at the other end of the world:-) Mostly, I pray for God's peace to guard your heart and mind. Phil 4:6-7.

    ~ Love, Betsy O.

  4. "I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord...