Monday, March 21, 2011


Photo by Adamina

This is inspiration.  I mean look at that cute door handle!  Inspriation.  I need it right now.

I'm knee deep in a crazy project at work where I am managing the launch of our company's website which is changing web hosts.  I never thought in a million years I'd be doing this.  I'm a customer service manager for goodness sake.  I make people happy; I don't write HTML.

I've learned a few things.  Did you know that you can type certain characters and it will essentiall hide all the text of everything in between those certain characters?  I had no idea.  Seriously, I'm learning a few things!

I'm tired of staring at raw HTML and figuring out what text to edit.  I'm bored of testing out orders and creating fake customer accounts (my entire extended family now has an account at my company for my own testing purposes!) while trying to find broken links and tag pages appropriately.  What I really want to do is go hide behind that door and its gorgeous handle in all of its cuteness.  I want to cover my ears and close my eyes and hope that the website will just coordinate itself.  I wish I could get myself out of this mess.  How did I get here in the first place?!  Coordinating a website?  If you want it to look like my blog, maybe... And then I remember....  I will say it again, rejoice.


I need inspiration, Lord.  Hold my head up so I can finish strong, with class-- even if I fail.

Thank goodness He taught me two years ago that my job does not define who I am.  If I hadn't learned that lesson I would probably still be at the office pouring over the entire international portion of the site I have to edit tomorrow.

My work is something that I do during the day, and God has placed me there for this moment in time for which I know I am called.  For that very reason I will rejoice.  I will rejoice in the fact that I am certain I am where He wants me.  I will rejoice because at the end of the day I can feel good about the days work and what I've accomplished.  I will rejoice because I'm making a difference (hopefully a positive one).  I will rejoice in the people I have the honor of interacting with and the responsibilities entrusted to me.  I will rejoice because I know this season is purposeful in my life and God has a plan.  I will rejoice!

People in Japan are without food and water.  I have to coordinate a website.

Does that ever put it in perspective.

Puh-lease, Rachel.  Balls up and finish strong!

What are you working through that makes it hard to rejoice?  What joy can you find in the middle of everything going on?  What are some things you can rejoice in through this season?


  1. Thanks for the great reminder! I am writing my final thesis for my Maters and it's due Monday and I feel buried and finding it difficult to rejoice but your comment about perspective was perfect

  2. How exciting Julie! That's awesome that you're getting your masters. Hang in there! I know you'll do awesome on it. Just think- come Monday you'll be free! =)


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