Life in the Real World

Real life experiences after college

Trying something new today July 28, 2008

Filed under: Church,Communications — jenncollins @ 12:02 pm

I woke up today (barely) and was so exhausted. I had a busy weekend. Friday I was able to sleep in a little but we ran errands that day and then went to a Shaun Groves concert at FBCFTL…didn’t get home till late. Saturday morning I had my 3rd Communications Network meeting and had to be at Calvary before 11. The meeting was incredible. We had a great turnout (18 people!) and people really connected with each other. It was cool to watch. Then I took a tour (my 2nd that week) of Calvary with some of the others. Got home around 3 p.m. Then left for church at 5 p.m. to sing for the service. Woke up early Sunday morning to sing at all services. Took Mom out for her birthday celebration all the way in Boca at the Muvico Palace to see Mamma Mia!  It was a great time…didn’t get to bed till 11.

So yeah it was crazy! So I thought this morning that I would try working from home as a practice run for when I have Sadie and I will be home for a while. So far, so good…but of course I don’t have a hungry, screaming child with me either. I’ve written and replied to lots of emails and updated the website from here. The downside is that it’s 1 p.m. and I’m still in my PJs. After lunch I will probably get a shower and get ready for the day…lol. If this working from home thing works out, I could stay home in the mornings with Sadie and then go to work in the afternoons while my Mom watches her.

I’m not gonna lie…staying home is nice. I’ve cleaned the kitchen, have the candles lit, listening to music as loud as I want and doing other things I couldn’t do if I was in the office! So far so good…we’ll see how it goes.


I’m not a workaholic January 16, 2008

Filed under: Church,Communications — jenncollins @ 12:16 pm

I read this great blog post today from Seth Godin. He always has some great nuggets of wisdom to share. Check it out when you have some free time.

What a blessing to have a job where I don’t feel like I’m working for nothing. This truly is what I love doing. I don’t wake up in the morning and think “man I don’t want to go to work today!” OK, sometimes if I’m really sleepy I might want to stay in bed a little longer, but who doesn’t?? My job has a purpose and I am actually appreciated by others for what I do. Most importantly, what I do impacts the kingdom.

I’ve had jobs where I dreaded getting up every morning to go to. I used to switch jobs like I switch my toothbrush…every 3 months. I’ve been working at my current job for 2 years (officially in March)! Some may say it’s because I’m married and I’ve settled down…that might be part of it, but not all of it. I’ve finally found something that doesn’t bore me (and believe me, I get bored easily). Of course there are bad days and times of frustration, but it’s all put in perspective when you remember who you’re doing it for!

For those of you reading this, I hope you can find something you love doing. It’s definitely refreshing to find your niche in life! If you’re already there, leave a comment! Tell me what your job is and why you love doing it!

p.s. I’m not saying all of this just because my boss reads my blog…this is truly my heart! 😉


Name Change Series January 15, 2008

Filed under: Blogging,Branding,Church,Communications,Marketing — jenncollins @ 10:44 am


Check out my other blog to read about the process of our church name change. If you’re in ministry, you might find it interesting! More articles are to come, so stick around!


Rebranding Series at CommNetwork January 8, 2008

Filed under: Branding,Church,Communications — jenncollins @ 4:40 pm

Check out what’s happening on my Communications Network blog. Some of you might really find this interesting!


Oasis Church in the headlines November 25, 2007

Filed under: Church,Communications — jenncollins @ 10:25 pm

Check out this article in the Miami Herald about our Christmas at the Oasis! Exciting!


Project requests October 12, 2007

Filed under: Church,Communications — jenncollins @ 3:14 pm

For my communications friends (and those who are just interested), I have a link to a project request form that I made for our church. I think it will greatly increase my organization of projects and also help me to know when to say “no”. By nature, I have a hard time telling people no when I should. Anyway, I hope this helps you guys. I got some of the content from Granger Community Church and Providence Baptist Church.

If you want more communications resources, check out this website. Enjoy!

download my form here: project-request-form.pdf


Go post! October 1, 2007

Filed under: Church,Communications,Life,Marketing,Web — jenncollins @ 3:45 pm

Wanna hear real stories from real people? Go post your story. Tell us about your job. VENT.

And they just keep coming and coming…