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Back on the blog and what I’m loving this week…

I’m back from my blogging hiatus! First up, I want to thank the awesome guest bloggers who have helped me out these past two weeks. In case you missed their posts, here’s another rundown:

I really appreciate these people!

In other news, I just returned from an awesome trip to China. It was another one of those faith journeys where I was stretched outside of my comfort zone. And I’m glad I went, because I was blessed with great experiences and wonderful new friends.

A lot of things happened and I can’t get into detail at the moment, but here’s what I will say:

1) God is so good.
2) He answers prayers.
3) His grace is sufficient.
4) I am able to do more when I am not focused on my own problems and desires.
5) Love never fails. (1 corinthians 13:8)

That was just a random selection of thoughts from this past week. :)

I’ll need some time to get back into writing mode, but in the meantime, let me share some good stuff I found on the ‘net, now that I’m back online:

1) M.A.P.S.: The 4 Pillars of Creative Job Fulfillment by Jason Theodor @ the99percent.com – Good and practical career advice.

2) Ambition: Right or Wrong? by Brad Lomenick – Do you wonder if you’re too driven or you’re dreaming too much? Here are some good insights that’ll keep you in check.

3) Bowlin’ with Chris Tomlin – I wish I was at Catalyst Atlanta this weekend, but at least I can still enjoy the crazy videos from Catalyst hosts Tripp Crosby and Tyler Stanton. Here’s the first one they uploaded. Best appreciated if you know these names: John Maxwell, Francis Chan, Reggie Joiner, Mark Driscoll, Steven Furtick, and Aaron Keyes.

4) Love and Listen First by Sarah Markley – She hit the nail on the head. I want to be a better listener.

Ahhhh. Time to get rest and be refreshed. Happy weekend, everyone. :)

Small pond or big pond?

I’m sure you’ve been asked this question before: would you rather be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond?

I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer, since each person is different. What works for one won’t work for another. I’ve found that even with different reasons, my answer is still the same after all these years. And I just want to clarify–for me, it’s not about ambition–it just goes back to where I feel most ‘at home’ and ‘alive’.

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Somewhat related to that…

I love big events! And by ‘big’, I mean MASSIVE. There’s something about being amidst a sea of passionate people that makes me excited. Whether they’re concerts or convergences, I LOVE THEM.

This is one of the reasons why I’d love to attend this:

Every year, it seems to get bigger and better! I’ve been tracking it on the internet for 2 years now…still hoping I’ll get to go someday! Thomas Nelson CEO Michael Hyatt blogged about it here: http://michaelhyatt.com/2009/08/the-catalyst-conference.html

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My answer? In case you haven’t figured it out…I like swimming in a big pond. :)