Pursuing a career? Don't forget faith.

Armed with a brand-new master’s degree in library science, I was ready to jump into a career in my chosen profession. My degree encompassed so much of what I loved—research, literature, public service, and the professional skills to answer almost any fact-based question. (This was in the days before the Internet!)

My wife and I married the week before I had started graduate school, and she had temporarily withdrawn from college to work while I earned my degree. We had agreed that after I graduated, we would move to the community of her choice so she could finish her degree.

We settled in a small town at the beginning of the summer with virtually no opportunities for me to launch my career. As the summer wore on, my hopes and plans began to evaporate. I was beginning to feel anxious, restless, and discouraged.

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