Thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts here. Things you should know about me: my name is Peter and I live in Des Moines, Iowa. I’m 53, married, have one child, and am a manager of a temp agency. Most importantly, I am a proud Catholic. Notice the title of this blog. For me, being religious does not mean being judgmental or preachy. I believe that my religion helps me to be a better person, a good husband and father, and a quality employee. That’s what I want to write about. My faith shows me how to stay strong in my beliefs and act with integrity. I want to be an example for my son, my wife, and my employees. This blog will show you how to do it, too, no matter your religion.
Faith permeates every aspect of life from the really big things like family and raising kids to the little stuff, even like replacing a water heater at home. As an aside, ours just went on the fritz. While the budget is tight, I am doing my best to contend with a major expenditure. There are always adjustments to make and I will find a way. The Good Lord guides me through thick or thin. I am not going to say that He helps me choose appliances. Ha. I do have a sense of humor. No, He calms my soul when I am stressed. A water heater is no big deal; it isn’t a new roof, a fancy new fridge, or a new car. It didn’t take long for me to realize this.
There is more to the story. While dealing with the old water heater, I enjoyed the company of the plumber who make the suggestion for a tankless model, and we got to talking. He needed a new job and is rather down about his prospects. Well, he came to the right person. Did I mention the employment agency? Because I share values with this man, it was a pleasure to find him a placement. I certainly serve all my clients as equals, but this man has something special. He radiates the kind of integrity I admire. I found him the perfect position and sent him on his way. Or so I thought. Not long after, I spotted the friendly plumber in church, enjoying the mass. This made the job placement even more rewarding. I will get to see a success story every Sunday.