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Job-title: Officially retired but working for God as an author, speaker and writer.
Web/blog site URL: www.VirginiaBasyeCarr.com
Give us your job description in 25 words or less. Listening to and obeying God which includes reading, studying, and writing about Him and His Word.
Describe a typical workday. My typical workday begins with breakfast and devotions and then proceeds to checking emails and Facebook updates. From there I’m either editing or researching or writing. Right now that is on a second Bible study and on my first novel.
What led you to realize that you wanted to do this type of work? I tried writing magazine articles and was cautioned that I either sounded preachy or used too many Scripture references. My passion is to help women in their Christian walk, and writing and teaching Bible studies allows me to do that.
Did you have any heroes or mentors in your industry that you admired? I don’t think of my fellow humans as “heroes.”
What type of education or training was required to land your job? I earned an Associate and a Bachelor’s Degree during my working years. Since retirement, I completed the Apprentice course through the Christian Writers’ Guild and also earned a diploma in Biblical counseling from Light University. All of these have contributed to my writing endeavors.
What do you love most about your job? Hearing a woman say her life has been positively affected by my teaching. It makes all the hard work worthwhile.
What one part of your job do you wish you could hire someone else to do? The writing. That would leave me free to study, read, organize, and teach.
What advice would you give to teenagers wanting to get into your field of work? Read all the classics as well as the writing of best-selling authors. Study God’s Word.
How does your job allow you to use your God-given gifts? Teaching is my main God-given gift so it works out well that I get to teach my Bible studies.
Do you have any hobbies or off-hours pursuits that teenagers would find of interest? Although I haven’t played for years due to physical limitations, I love golf and bowling.