Sunday, November 23, 2008

Here I Am

It's been a minute!

Things have changed a lot around here for the better. I attribute much of this to the prayers of a lot of folks who read this blog.

I am employed at a wealth management office now, here in Toledo, OH. It's quite different from all that I had scholastically prepared myself for. I hold a MA in Theology and now work in finance. It's all good though. I love my new job. I do a good deal of administrative work, research work (up my alley--research on historical Christian understanding of wealth, work and the state, and am working towards a securities license.

My wife, who since we've been married has been a vocational mother, now works at a local woman's homeless shelter. She's doing an awesome job...she pretty much bleeds empathy. It's a bit difficult doing this while confined to one vehicle, but it's working so far.

I'd like to get back into writing on this beast, but I do so hesitantly; that is, the balance between objectivity and tactful subjectivity is difficult to achieve in a non-anonymous blog. I feel awkward at times when I write, knowing that folks with polarized opinions on whatever subject is at hand are reading and possibly being offended. Nonetheless, I'll try to hit this thing at least once a week.

Anyway, thanks all for the encouragement over the past couple of months (your recent comment was uplifting, Peter!)



Becky said...

Congratulations on the job!

Anonymous said...

Yes indeed Nate, congrats on the new job! I am glad you're back. I don't believe you've ever offended me with any polarizing pov... but I'm lookin forward to the experience.

I'd raise a cold one in toast but it is only 7:30am and I am at the office. ;)

Joni said...

Oh thank God! I was just thinking/praying for you yesterday wondering how you were. Awesome news!

Joni said...

Oh thank God! I was just thinking/praying for you yesterday wondering how you were. Awesome news!

redison said...

Congrats on the job! I'm excited that you're back!

Annie said...

Hey hey Nate!! Welcome back! Glad to 'see' you again! And great to hear the positive news. :) Always glad for that. Praise God.

Monk-in-Training said...

Welcome back! I am happy to see your return, and congrats on the new jobs!

James said...

Welcome back, Nate. Don't you dare tone it down at all. If I want something that makes me feel good, I'll go read a Hallmark card. I love it when you make me think and when you challlenge me to examine what I believe is true. I look forward to reading you again. Bring it on!

Anonymous said...

Hey Hey.. Brother.. Awesome news on the job. So happy you enjoy the new career.

Looking forward to reading your blog again..

Peace and Love

Michelle said...

So glad you're back!

Congratulations on the job. More similarities, Nate. My man has a degree in theology and works as a technology manager. You do what you have to do to keep your family alive.

Happy Thanksgiving and Praise the Lord for His provisions!

Tam said...

its SO good to see you!

congratulations friend!

what a ride, eh?


T Paul Buzan said...

nice to have a place to go on the web during those slow stretches at work. welcome back!

Peter said...

Nate, sorry it's been so long since I've been over here. I've kept meaning to say "Congrats" to you but the last few weeks I've just been trying to survive classwork and keep posting on my blog.

Anyway, finance seems to be that great magnet that pulls us all from ridiculously disconnected ventures.

I was a theatre major. Now I manage a credit union. And so it goes.

Props bro - to you AND your wife. Really glad to hear it, and glad you're back on the blogosphere.