Our story starts in 2004, a period in ancient times before the launch of Youtube. This is the year I graduated from law school and started what would be my job for the next seven years (in engineering, not law). My starting salary at a small engineering consulting firm was $48,000. The salary negotiation was bizarre. The president of the company asked me what I would like to make. I asked for $42,000 (since I had a job already lined up elsewhere for $36,000). He countered with “does $48,000 work for you?”. I spent about two seconds trying to figure what the trick was before suppressing a smile and responding with “yes, that will be acceptable”. The vice-president’s dumbfounded sideways glance at the president sticks with me even today.
A Prayer for Talking With God God, Sometimes I don’t feel like I have the words to pray. I don’t always know what to say to You. What do I say to someone who is perfect in every way? Please help me remember that You want to hear from me. Give me the confidence to speak what’s on