Thursday, May 27, 2010
Anyways, found an interesting job post on Craigslist today and figured I'd respond just for the fun of it! Part of the requirement is to read Tribes by Seth Godin, and he happens to be one of my favorite authors. I'm currently in the middle of reading Linchpin. I highly recommend it if you want to know what it takes to be indispensable as an employee or business.
The other half of the application requires that I answer their questions on my blog.
So, here goes:
What do you do now?
I'm a Barista for an independent coffee shop who is currently trying to keep it's head above water.
Why do you do it?
I love enjoying and sharing good coffee and tea and that's what we do.
What do you want to do?
I want to take on the challenge of making an impact in my community by doing something significant to help this coffee shop prosper.
Tell me a true story about making a change in the world.
I'm in the middle of the story! I've been spreading the word by mouth, through twitter, facebook, yelp, and other means about how good and unique our coffee shop is. I'm sharing all the ideas I have with my boss about getting the word out. I'm using my creativity to add relevant items to our menu that we are passionate about making and things our community is seeking. I'm not just a barista, I'm a linchpin and we are increasing the level of commitment to our tribe thus becoming a linchpin as a company in the community.
Make a wish.
To know God and enjoy Him forever.
What else should I know?
Hi, I'm Christina!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Although, I can't list everything I'll try to list some cool stuff:
1. Made 8 or more new friends from NMSI during the 20 hour road trip (that's two 10 hour rides round trip.)
2. Volunteered at the Catalyst Conference where there were 13,000 next generation Christian leaders all gathered to worship, be refreshed, and encouraged. (I didn't get the job I interviewed for mentioned in my previous post...sad...I know...it's one of those "maybe next time b/c someone else in the dept. alread took the job" kinda things)
3. Connected with friends who live in Atlanta.
4. Met some people in person I've corresponded with online through Twitter, Blogs, Facebook, etc.
5. Was presented with some more opportunities that might bring me to Atlanta.
So, I didn't get the "big job" I wanted nor did I meet my future husband (atleast not that I'm aware of yet) while at this conference full of young, hip, Christian-leader dudes. I worked my butt off while volunteering, though. And I made some great connections and bonded with some great people! And somehow amongst all of it, I feel like a part of me has changed in just one week. I took a lot of risk going to this conference and I relied on the help of others every step of the way. Through that I experienced God's love and provision. I saw Him in the "small things" and in the "day by day," "moment by moment."
I realized that it's in the seemingly small things that God can be the most at work! After meeting with a bunch of leaders with dreams for big things, God remindes me of the importance of spotting Him in the least likely of places. Because after an amazing week like that, you go home to your job, your circumstance, and your laundry. And realize...this looks like all that there is. BUT...there is a greater hope. There is eternal purpose for my life no matter where I am, no matter what the circumstance. The small things, aren't really small. Because a big God is involved!
"Who has despised the day of small things?"
Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
"Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
OTHER BLOGS PARTICIPATING IN THE “FROM ETERNITY TO HERE” BLOG CIRCUIT
Today (June 9th), the following blogs are discussing Frank Viola's new bestselling book “From Eternity to Here” (David C. Cook, 2009). The book just hit the May CBA Bestseller List. Some are posting Q & A with Frank; others are posting full reviews of the book. To read more reviews and order a copy at a 33% discount, go to Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/
For more resources, such as downloadable audios, the free Discussion Guide, the Facebook Group page, etc. go to the official website: http://www.FromEternitytoHere.
Enjoy the reviews and the Q and A:
Shapevine - www.Shapevine.com (June newsletter)
Brian Eberly - http://www.brianeberly.com
DashHouse.com - http://www.DashHouse.com/
Greg Boyd - http://www.gregboyd.org/blog/
Vision Advance - http://vision2advance.
David Flowers - http://ddflowers.wordpress.com
Kingdom Grace - http://kingdomgrace.wordpress.
Captain's Blog - http://www.captainestes.
Christine Sine - http://godspace.wordpress.com
Darin Hufford - The Free Believers Network - www.freebelievers.com
Zoecarnate - http://zoecarnate.wordpress.
Church Planting Novice - www.churchplantingnovice.
Staying Focused - http://
Take Your Vitamin Z - www.takeyourvitaminz.blogspot.
Jeff Goins - http://jeffgoins.myadventures.
Bunny Trails - http://bunny-trails.blogspot.
Matt Cleaver - http://mattcleaver.com
Jason T. Berggren - http://blog.jasonberggren.com/
Simple Church - http://www.
Emerging from Montana - http://wordofmouthministries.
Parable Life - http://www.theparablelife.
Oikos Australia - http://www.oikos.org.au/blog/
West Coast Witness - www.WestCoastWitness.com
Keith Giles - http://www.Keith.Giles.com
Consuming Worship -- http://www.consumingworship.
Tasha Via - www.tashavia.blogspot.com
Andrew Courtright - www.andrewcourtright.blogspot.
ShowMeTheMooneys! - http://www.showmethemooneys.
Leaving Salem, Blog of Ronnie McBrayer - http://leavingsalem.wordpress.
Jason Coker - pastoralia.missionaltribe.org
From Knowledge to Wisdom - http://isthistheway.typepad.
Home Brewed Christianity - http://www.
Dispossessed - http://kblog.kevinjbowman.com
Dandelion Seeds - http://www.homeschoolblogger.
David Brodsky's Blog- "Flip the tape Deck" - http://flipthetapedeck.
Chaordic Journey - http://jeffrhodes.wordpress.
Renee Martin - http://www.reneemartinmusic.
Bob Kuhn - http://organicchurchnola.
Living with Freaks: www.livingwithfreaks.com
Real Worship - http://therealworshipleader.
Fervent Worship - http://ferventworship.
What's With Christina?! - http://w2christina.blogspot.
Irreligious Canuck - http://www.irreligiouscanuck.
This day on the journey - http://guychmieleski.blogspot.
Live and Move: Thoughts on Authentic Christianity - http://liveandmove.blogspot.
Spiritual Journey With God - http://www.elvineve.blogspot.
Journey with Others - http://journeywithothers.
On Now to the Third Level - www.080808onnowto.blogspot.com
Christine Moers - www.welcometomybrain.net
Breaking Point - http://marybethstockdale.
Hand to the Plough - http://www.handtotheplough.
Weblight - www.blog.worldwidewebservices.
D. L. Webster - http://gzmproductions.com/
Searching for the Whole-Hearted Life - wholeheartedlife.blogspot.com
Friday, May 22, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Okay, well maybe not really. But in a way, yes. For Good Friday, April 10th, 2009 I drove up to Atlanta with 2 other girls (that's us on the left plus one from SC who met us there).