“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” — Isaiah 30:21

For the second time in as many nights, most of us in our family are watching the movie “Seven Days In Utopia.”  The film didn’t get the greatest reviews from many critics.  But, given what’s been happening to us in our family’s lives lately — all part of what’s been going on in our lives over the past year — the message behind it is fitting.

My lovely wife Amy has been stepping out in faith in following her dreams and trying to do what she believes is right, taking what amounts to one more shot at earning some kind of income — through teaching riding lessons or offering her equine friends up to be used in some form of therapy for the disabled, whatever can be done — through her passion for horses.

When she goes for part-time jobs that she’s perfectly suited for and doesn’t get them — like walking dogs, for cryin’ out loud — you feel the need to step out in faith, feel it, and trust it.

Seven Days in Utopia
Seven Days in Utopia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just like the key part of the message in “Seven Days In Utopia,” she’s learning about the good feelings that come about when you learn about the meaning of SFTSee it, Feel it, Trust it.

We were right in the middle of moving her equine friends and all the things she would need to work with them out to a new location last Friday, with me getting my “dirt-kickin'” cowboy boots totally wet, muddy, covered in crap and hay dust when, unexpectedly, I got a call on my cell phone from the president/CEO of a company about a computer programming job I’ve been after for a few weeks now.

I hopped in the cab of our pickup truck to make sure the president and his programming director didn’t hear any horses whinnying in the distance during a three-person long distance phone interview.  Questions were asked of me, and I answered to the best of my ability, with confidence and enthusiasm.  When the opportunity was given, I asked questions of my own to see if the fit seemed right on my side.

It seemed that way to me.

The company’s choices are being narrowed down to three candidates, and I’m one of them.  I was told to expect a decision in a couple of weeks.  I’ll be doing a follow-up this week, extending my thanks to those involved in the phone interview — during a week of Thanksgiving — for the chance to sell myself, and to express genuine interest in the job.

Beyond that, I’ll be leaving it in someone else’s hands and practicing the concept of SFTSee it, Feel it, Trust it — that comes out of “Seven Days In Utopia.”

What am I talking about, some may ask?  Here’s a glimpse.  SPOILER ALERT:  If you don’t want to know whether Luke Chisholm makes the tournament-winning putt that ends the movie, don’t watch the second video.  But there is an extra message in that second video.

It is time to give thanks.

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