Posts Tagged ‘career’

June 1 Daily Verse

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Psalm 127:1-2

Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early,
To sit up late,
To eat the bread of sorrows;
For so He gives His beloved sleep

 

Father, so many of us work so hard and struggle so many hours in the day. We try to do so much without coming to You for help. Remind us, as Your people, to spend plenty of time talking with You. Because, no matter how hard we work or how many hours we put into a project, we are wasting our time if You have not blessed our work.

We ‘labor in vain’ unless You are in our work. And don’t ever let us forget that You have given us sleep to help us see each new day in Your light.

March 11 Daily Verse

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Ephesians 4:11-12

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ

Father, You gave each of us a work to perform. We all have some task for which You have prepared us. It allows us to know how special we are to You that You would entrust us with Your work. Give us the will and the strength of character to do the work assigned us with joy and enthusiasm that others may see and give You thanks for Your goodness to us.

Life Will Begin Shortly

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

The year 2012 has begun. For just a moment, let me challenge you to suspend reality temporarily and pretend that you are standing on a threshold. On this threshold is a guide who is explaining to you that life will begin shortly. Your life will begin at the age you are now. This guide offers you 10 minutes to make a list of anything that is currently in your life that you would like to take with you to start your new life. Anything left off the list will be left behind. Everything on the list will come with you. What will you put on your list?

Will your spouse and children come with you? Or will you choose to restart that part of your life again? What about your siblings? Will you leave them behind? Or your friends? Take a moment when deciding who, if anyone, should be left behind. Will you gain anything by leaving them behind? What might you lose without them?

What about the home you live in? Will you leave it off the list and take your chances on the home you will be placed in? Assuming, of course, that you will not find yourself homeless in this life you are about to start. What about the furnishings in this house? Will you dump any or all of it and take your chances on what is on the other side of the threshold? What about your vehicles? Can you leave those behind and hope you have your dream car on the other side? Just in case no car is provided, will public transit be okay with you? What about your career? Do you like your job or would you take your chances on having a better one? What about your hobbies? Are there habits that you would like to leave behind like smoking? Are there some activities that you do on a regular basis that you would just as soon leave behind?

What is in your life worth keeping?

May I suggest that if you have included almost everything you currently have on your list to take with you when you step over the threshold, then you have been truly blest. It is time to give thanks to anyone and everyone who has made your life what it is today. For those of you who have not been so blest, be grateful that life is a work in progress. Look at the things you have been willing to leave behind and ask yourself what you would like instead. Draw yourself a picture of what you want your life to be and make it your goal in 2012 to make your actual life look just like that picture.

Happy New Year!

Where Should I Attend College?

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Q: I’m only a sophmore in high school but I know I love to write and I don’t know what I’d enjoy more as an actual career, journalism or creative writing. What would be the best college for someone like me?.

A: I did a little Google search for you and found these sites which would be able to answer your questions much better than I could. The sites are:

http://www-as.phy.ohiou.edu/~rouzie/569A/compcreative/University.htm

http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-search-selection/220386-colleges-offer-best-undergraduate-writing-programs.html

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/writing-programs

http://www.pw.org/content/2010_mfa_rankings_top_fifty_0

I was also able to find a site which offers free online writing courses. This might help you get a little head start on your writing classes.

http://diplomaguide.com/articles/Online_Creative_Writing_Courses_Offered_Free_by_Top_Universities_and_Educational_Websites.html

Best of luck to you in your career.