I've been retired for a year and do not like it. I won't give you the long sob story. I miss work. I miss teaching - badly. I crave it. That's the long story made short. I had a job interview today for a middle school position next year in a dream school. It's a dream job. With a several Christian faculty and staff. They are offering me my choice of grade levels and my choice of content areas. I should be jumping over the moon. I am excited, but only want to make the right decision. Please pray that I do. Please pray for me to discern the will of God right now and to obey. I called about job openings Friday and the interview was today. I did not know at the time that the interviews were this week. I thought they would be sometime next month. I have a bad spiritual habit of coming up with "good" ideas and asking God to put His stamp of approval on it. I don't think it works like that. But a verse from Sunday School yesterday has been speaking to me. Colossians 3:17 - "And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father." How much are we to rely on what God tells us to do - verbatim - and how much to we choose ourselves and perform that task in His Name and under His direction? This is what I struggle with. And when I tell you struggle - that's an understatement.