I was fired in September 2017. I went through a period of illness first (related to my firing) then depression trying to figure out what I was to do in mid-life. I was burnt out as a Chaplain who had worked with death and dying (esp. in the field of Oncology). I felt God was silent during a large part of 2017 – 2018. I have been substitute teaching for a year — the low wages were a strain on me and my marriage.
Then, I got some support in the form of counseling for myself and my husband (as he also is my caregiver when my chronic pain/fatigue flares.) I started spiritual direction, again. Finally, I met someone who reworked my resume. I began to see my gifts again. Today, I have a job interview for a position I dearly want that has me in the role of clergy in some sort of capacity. I pray for God’s favor in this process. That I speak with warmth and compassion about my past and hopefulness about my future. Please lift me up in prayer starting 10:30 CST. Thanks and God Bless.