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Saturday, January 12, 2008


In addition to prayers for Steve's Boeing interview, we need a couple more.

Steve's dad just found out that he needs to have surgery for prostate cancer on Valentine's Day. And this morning I found out that Steve's grandmother (his dad's mother) passed away in her sleep last night. (Steve isn't home from work yet, I'll have to tell him when he gets home.)


If you could add Steve's family, especially his father and grandfather, to your prayers, we would really appreciate it. It's been a rough 24 hours for the Kortans.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Cross Your Fingers and Say Your Prayers

I had these good intentions of posting pictures of Bennett's first Christmas (many of them taken with our nifty new camera--thanks, Mom and Dad and Grammie and Grandpa!), but it's probaby a little late for that now. Actually, now that I think of it, I included Halloween pictures in my Dec. 19 post, so I guess I still have about a month to get around to posting the Christmas pictures. I'm hoping I'll be too busy to get around to it, though, and here's why:

Steve has a phone interview with Boeing (Troutdale) on Monday!

It's for a Quality Assurance Inspector position, and he's done every single thing listed in the job description, so there's no question that he's qualified. The thing that makes us nervous about his chances is Boeing's reputation for promoting from within (it's a great thing if you already work there, but not so great when you're trying to get hired). The last two places in Portland where he interviewed hired someone from within the company, so we're hoping that the third time will be the charm. This is pretty much his dream job, and it has the added bonus of getting us back home, so we would REALLY appreciate your prayers.

Of course, if he does get it, we're also going to need prayers for our house/logistical situation. The QA job is a good one, but it doesn't pay enough for us to pay both our mortgage and rent on a place in Portland, so we're going to have to come up with a solution to that little issue. We're talking about leasing our house here, but it would be much nicer to just sell it and be done with it.

So here I am again, asking all of my readers (all four of you) for prayers. We really, really want Steve to get this job! So if you'd put a bug in God's ear about your preferences on the subject, that would be great!