Thursday, October 11, 2007


Brianna and I had to go into Steve's Office one day this week to do some work. There was a large meeting going on and the girls in the office were getting lunch together for the group. Four of the Admin. Assts. were out for the day...BETSY WAS HAVING HER BABY! A BOY...Robert William...18 days early. Marilynn...aka. Grandma to Robert...was at the hospital with Betsy...and two more were out on vacation days. SO they were a little short handed.

Being the 'servants' that we are, Brianna and I jumped to task. As we were setting the food out and getting it ready the phone rang. All the 'adult women' (didn't think "older women' would be appreciated) had their hands tied up so Lisa, the office manager, said, "Brianna, get the phone and say.."Good Afternoon. Assemblies of God." She did...and was great.

A little while later it rang again. Feeling like a pro...Brianna picked up the phone, pushed the line, and answered, "Hello...this is THE OFFICE!"

Needless to say, we all laughed. The lady on the phone laughed. Brianna said she was thankful it wasn't an 'uptight old lady' who was on the other end.

I am sure there are days when EVERY office feels like "THE OFFICE" or WORSE... and could write episodes of their own.

What are the keys to our SANITY????

1. Keep everything in perspective.
Col. 3:1 states: " ...See things from His

2. Keep Laughing.
Psalm 100:1 tells us this...

"On your feet now—applaud God! Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence"
Proverbs 17:22...
"A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired."
Proverbs 15:15...
"A miserable heart means a miserable life; a cheerful heart fills the day with song."

And remember...3. Tomorrow is another day.
Ecc. 1:2 "...It's business as usual for the old planet earth. The sun comes UP and the sun goes DOWN, then does it AGAIN, and AGAIN..."

Break into Song..."The sun'll come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow...there'll be sun..."

Hide these WORDS from the LORD in your heart...and YOU be the one to make "THE OFFICE" a GREAT PLACE to be!

(The Message was the version of choice for above scriptures.)


Steve said...

I am so proud of both my girls. You're awesome and you make "every spot" a fun place.

Marg said...

Hi Brianna,
Wish I had a helper like you!
We could have a lot of fun together.
Marg Hukill

Grandma said...

Brianna, you will be so experienced you will have a full time OFFICE job before you are out of high school. You are so good, you fit right into whatever is going on.