here, here, here, and here. They even have an entire website devoted to provident living here. I know as my family and I have tried to live by these principles we have been blessed. We may not be rich but we have always had enough.
With that said, my Good news is, I got a new job! I have and RSS feed from a couple of GIS job sites and one day late in September I saw a job pop up that looked interesting. I usually won't apply to a position that isn't upfront with the salary range, but this one requested I send in salary requirements so I figured "what the heck" I sent my in resume with my requirements and within a week and a half the job was mine. The interview process went very smoothly, and the job seems like it will be a perfect fit for me. Not to mention it pays a lot better than my current position. I have enjoyed working here at Washington University in St. Louis, but it is definitely time to move on. My new job starts October 27th and I will be working for Arch Coal (no mom I am not a miner) here in St. Louis as a GIS Analyst. The benefits are great and the commute is shorter than my current one and on top of that I don't have to pay for parking, one of my all time greatest pet peeves (my friends at Ampco know what I am talking about). All around I think it will be a great change for me and my family.
My take home message today is follow the prophet and even in the toughest of economic times God can bless you. Wish me luck!