I Blog Because...

I am a wife, a mom, a servant, a seeker and a follower of Christ. I am blogging to chronicle my own journey with God with the hope to inspire others to deepen their relationship with Him. Perhaps my mistakes and blunders will make you chuckle. Or, maybe, my disappointments, mistakes and learnings will speak to your heart. I often write at night, so forgive the grammatical mistakes and misspellings. This is a place for me to empty my mind and thoughts, with the hope of one day blessing my 2 girls with the raw honesty about life from their mom. I invite you to journey with me and share in my joys and sorrows as I seek to know my Lord. Proverbs 8:17 "I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me."



Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Reading a great book entitled, The Accidental Creative

Have you ever found yourself in a book?    I'd be fooling myself if I likened myself to a princess or queen in a fairytale.   However, if a movie is ever made from this book (and I don't think it will), I could play the part of Amos.   Amos is a leader in a company.  Amos has several meetings over the course of a typical day.  He may also have longer meetings with his leadership team or sub teams.   Amos also manages an insane amount of e-mail and phone calls.  The most difficult thing, according to Amos, is that in the midst of all the meetings and "pseudo work," he knows that his main job is to move the mission forward and make progress in the area he leads.  He is to create new ideas and better the department.   But due to the frenetic schedule he keeps, the constant influx of e-mail, phone calls, and the pressures of managing the relational expectations, he finds there is not very much time to actually do work.  Amos gets to think of his work far less than he'd like because he's so busy just trying to stay ahead of everything else.  Amos's struggles to gain creative traction and move forward are largely the result of pressures he feels in five key areas of work:  Focus, Relationships, Energy, Stimuli and Hours.  

I, too, struggle like Amos with many of these areas.   I am reminded that I am a steward of the time God grants me each day.   I am on a journey of exploration to learn how to best serve God throughout each day so that my work may be honoring to Him.   I am diving into this book, in search of new practices and methods to create a healthy rhythm of work and creativity.    BRING IT!!

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