Thursday, November 17, 2011

The new job...

I love my job.  I have been there a little over a month and I truly enjoy it.  The past two days I have been at a training with my supervisor at Penn State.  It was so much fun! 

However (don'tcha just hate that word?), the trend of cutting budgets did not skip our county.  During this trip, I learned what I had been fearing for the past few weeks: I wasn't hired to fill the position of community service no, see I was hired to fill a new position entailing the juvenile community service coordinator, the adult community service coordinator and the reentry community service coordinator.  In case you missed my point, one person was hired to fill three positions.  A grand plan that it is...

I am not stressed about all the upcoming stress.  Yes, the program is in need of updated insurance plans (which I understand none of the legal jargon involved).  All the processing forms must be merged to fit all three units.  Being a newbie, I need to make connections with local organizations for our probationers to work at (and to win the ever dwindling grant money they possess).  I need to create a statistical data entry system for all three departments.  The summer litter pickup program must make at least double this coming year as it did last.  Yada, yada, yada...the list goes on

My job is a big load right now.  My to do list will reach far into the next few years.  I go without seeing my husband for days.  Dylan works overtime every week.  
And yet, somehow God shows me the little joys throughout the day.  God sustains me.  Somehow, I still love my job.  Dylan and I spend our little time together wisely.  We pray and read the Bible and dream our future dreams together.  I love falling asleep alone and waking up in the middle of the night next to someone with a huge grin spilled on my face.  I love watching the sun rise and set while driving to and from work everyday.  What beautiful blessings God gives...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Do you ever feel that you are in a joyful season with God?  I feel like we go through seasons in our relationship with God and I remember each season. 

Four summers ago was an amazing season of growing in intimacy with God!

Three springs ago was joyful season of trust. 

Two years ago was a horribly, thrown to the road without a wheel to steer year.  I learned a lot of God's constant wisdom that year.  This is the year I started to fall asleep at night praying Proverbs. 

Last winter was a wonderful season of thankfulness.  I loved learning the art of forgiveness and thankfulness...two valuable lessons I pray I never lose sight of.

I have not fully grasped this season, but I know prayer and building a community has been on my mind a lot lately. 

Oh what adventures lie ahead of us that we are unaware of in life:)