Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What do you type when you want to GROWL?

I know I should be more sympathetic, more compassionate, more reasonable, but I'm just not. For the past 10 days, someone at work has been sick. It's been a variety of people, a variety of ailments, and a gigantic pain the rear to get worked out.

It seems to add about an hour of work to my day every day, just scrambling to find one person, or maybe two, who can fill in for someone who is out sick.

I know the realities of my job, but sometimes I don't like them very much. Just today, I told my boss, who does not have to deal with the idiosyncracies of others' health, that I have been doing research on burnout. I'm not sure what it is, but I think I may be coming down with it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

check this out

My church is doing amazing things! One of the newest is interviewing our pastor, trying to get to the detail of why our church exists in the first place.

To learn more, go to www.redeemerwaco.org and go to the vision section, then listen to Jeff being interviewed about why we believe our church exists. It's amazing to hear someone so completely trusting in the goodness & glory of our God.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Determined alone-ness

I was walking my dogs today, struggling with what God has planned for me. Obviously, I have no idea what that is, and I started to panic a bit, realizing I could be in this same alone state forever. Just as the panic was about to set in, I had this overwhelming sense of calm...I realized that worrying about my current state wasn't going to make me feel better about it, change it, or add any minutes to this existence. I let it go.

I am still alone, and still wondering about God's plans, but I'm determined not to worry about it.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

What happened to December?

I cannot believe it's January already. I thought about several great Christmas posts, and each night, I must have thought, "I'll do that tomorrow." So, I guess you're going to have to wait another year to hear my musings on Christmas.

I enjoy this time of year, a clean slate in front of me. I am hearing optimistic news about my mission trip, I bought grown-up furniture, and I got to spend a lot of time with my family. I know that's vague, but there is so much overflowing joy that it would take all day to tell you every story. Let's just say, life is good.