The Good Work

Today, I hit my one-year mark of working full-time at the Nebraska Department of Education. I am finally off probation. Yay!

I am thankful for a great many things related to my work. Beyond just the income, I am also thankful for these other things it brings me: joy, friendships, food conversations, a nifty standing desk, opportunities for growth, the example of a good boss, and the occasional treat in the break room. Teehee.

I am also thankful for all that God has taught me, and perhaps is still teaching me, through my work this past year: to welcome interruptions, to be generous with my reputation, to give my best in the littlest tasks to the biggest projects, to be fearless at admitting wrong, to find interest in people, and to hold all good things with open hands.

Truly, God has been faithful in every way. I am often overwhelmed by God's goodness during my morning walk to work each day...and then I just become overwhelmed by the work throughout the day. Oy.

Also, as an update to my previous post in March, I discovered a week ago that I got the work visa; good for three years, and maybe more. God could not have been more clear to me that He is not finished with my Lincoln chapter just yet. While work has been on one of the sunnier sides of my life, other areas seem to be permanently residing on the non-sunny side.

I am deeply in need of His fresh grace and mercies as I learn and re-learn how to walk humbly with Him and to love those around me. It has been t-u-p-h, but God still remains good.

Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said:
“Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?"
-2 Samuel 7:18

Honored to form a right-skewed distribution with these cool kids, one of whom is also my boss.