I met Brooke Fraser last Thursday. She is a wonderful woman of God. She has a great voice too. Brooke played a concert in Nashville and I was blessed enough to make her acquaintance. I took tons of pictures but have not taken the time to put them on my computer yet. Perhaps later…
The reason I got to meet her is because I wrote an article about her for CCMmagazine.com. Because of that mass of words, I received free tickets to the show and an opportunity to meet her. So, of course, I took it.
In case you aren’t familiar with her, please, read the article. It’s got the basic gist of who she is and what she’s up to. In short, Brooke Fraser is a solo artist with a massive career overseas who is trying to break into the U.S. Additionally, she’s a member of Hillsong United, a music ministry movement of Hillsong Church in Australia. She’s an amazing songwriter with an awesome voice and is definitely worth looking into!
Brooke has a song called “Seeds.” It’s on her new CD “Albertine.” That’s where the first half of this blog title came from.
The second half pertains to me and my ever-popular job search story. I’ve got a few leads now through friends who work at particular companies. I must say that it is way more encouraging to apply for jobs when I know that somebody already working there can help me out than it is to apply “cold” to jobs.
One of my leads is at my roommate’s aunt’s workplace. She is supposed to talk to her friend in the HR department today. At this point, I’m most excited about working there because of the earnings potential. I’m not a money-monger, but I do have a godly desire to support my friends who are missionaries. A few of them have contacted me recently asking me to support them and I’ve had to deny my assistance. I didn’t enjoy doing that. I also would love to try and bless my roommate financially. She has helped me out so much since I moved here a year and a half ago. From buying me lunch sometimes to paying a little extra on the grocery bill, she’s truly been a shining example of service to me. I want to repay her for that…literally. I am not sure if she’ll see this blog, but if she does, my thanks go to you, Shay.
I’ve started prayer walking on the local college campus. I was sulking in my bed one day trying to sleep off my feelings when God spoke to me and said that I should go prayer walk on campus. He’d planted that idea in me months ago but I had not yet done it. However, last Saturday, I armed myself with scripture and went to pray. Now, nearly a week later, I’ve gone there nearly every day praying scripture over the students, the faculty and the campus.
Let it be known that I didn’t receive any job leads until after I started prayer walking. When God calls you to do something, it’s in your best interest to obey. Because obedience brings rewards.
Listen, obey, receive. It kind of reminds me of lather, rinse, repeat. 🙂