Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Joy's missing- Check the totebags

Well I have been at my current job a little over 8 years now and I don’t know about the rest of ya but I guess it’s normal to get the same ‘ol job blues. Long hours, low pay, momentous tasks, same faces, same places, yadayada. In addition to my full time job I have been working part time as a music teacher. I also volunteer a lot, I make time for it I guess between the full time and part time but looks like with additional responsibilities to the full time job the volunteering is going to have to cut down sadly. I have been giving up my tv time at night to pursue a book dream. That fit’s into the dream category, not work.
At times it’s a little hard to stay focused and here lately I’ve lost the joy I used to know at this kind of work. I have no intention of quitting this job, 9 years ago I so desperately wanted it and my knees shook when I got hired. I do want the joy back though so I am on a journey to find it. Meanwhile God let me know what he thinks about work, he’s so faithful to help me out even in this hard place I’ve found myself in.

1 Sam. 26:23 The Lord gives his own reward for doing good and for being loyal
Colossians 3:23 Work hard and cheerfully at whatever you do, as though working for the Lord rather than people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward
1 Peter 5:2 Care for the flock God entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly-not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.
Titus 2:5,7 Live wisely and be pure, take care of your homes, to do good and be submissive…then you won’t bring shame on the word of God…you yourself must be an example by doing good deeds of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching

We’ve had a new addition to the day crew at my work. She’s 19 mo., cute with big brown eyes and curly blonde hair and this is her tote. Charis enjoys getting into it. This has been an interesting 2 days she misses her mama pretty bad..

1 comment:

Kari said...

Hope your joy is found soon, looking no further than your heavenly Father and digging in your roots to find more of His water! I find more Joy in your totebag than many of my friends. Praying for you! Writing a book? I do good at writing my blog! I'm impressed! Can't wait to read it.