Life, Interrupted…

Have you ever had an unexpected opportunity interrupt you?  How do you respond?  Life is easy, and happy.  You are content and feeling pretty good about things in general.  Work is good.  The commute is manageable. Weekly schedules are somewhat predictable.  The lady at your usual Starbucks knows your order. Why screw this up? Suddenly you are presented with something new, exciting, challenging, and so right it’s scary… but it means turning the current normal upside down.  Do you disrupt your happy, easy, normal, life and take the leap of faith?  Or do you close your eyes to the possibilities and let contentment rule? 

Call me crazy, but I’ve never really found contentment contenting. 

I have a new job. 

I know what your thinking and NO I wasn’t looking for something new.  I am very happy with my current job.  It’s good.  I am learning a ton of new things.  I work in the most diverse environment possible and I love it.  I am passionate about the mission of my organization.  I am really somewhat sad to part ways after such a short period of time. 

However, opportunity knocked on my door three weeks ago and presented me with the challenge I’ve been waiting for and being prepared for, I believe, my entire professional career.  After much prayer, discussion with Godly counsel (thanks girls), and with the support of my husband, I have accepted an offer of full time employment with my church. 

Starting Wednesday January 2, 2008 I will be the new, full time, Director of Communications for McLean Bible Church.

To say I am excited is an understatement.  I’ve been itching for an opportunity like this. This is the right challenge, at the right time, and I fully believe that this is the next “for such a time as this” season of life that God is leading me to pursue. 

On the heels of this major news headline in my life, and while I have your attention, in typical web 2.0 campaign style, I wanted to make this announcement on my new BLOG in hopes that you will stick around a while, take a look at some of the previous posts, and click on the subscribe link under “Gimme More” in the upper right hand corner of the screen to receive updates in your email inbox. 

I invite you to join me on this journey.  I am taking advantage of this life change to begin a few other new initiatives I’ve been sitting on for way too long, and this blog is one of them.  You will notice categories on the right side of the screen.  My intent is to focus the subject matter of this blog around these specific categories. Click on the ALW link at the top of this page to read more about why I started this blog.  I’ve wanted to do this for a long time, and for some reason, I finally have the guts to do it.  So leave me a comment, and let me know what you think. 

Challenge me on what I write.  I want this to be a place where iron sharpens iron. 

Thanks friends.  None of this would be possible without your loving support in my life. 

17 Comments Add yours

  1. lori j. says:

    Very exciting news, ALW! Can’t wait to see all the Lord has planned for you with this new opportunity. I love your blog… keep writing. 🙂

  2. Carney says:


    That’s fantastic! Congratulations!

    I am so excited for you!


  3. Amy says:

    ALW-Awesome! Congrats on the new job – and love the blog! I’m excited to what God has to share with you to share with your readers 🙂 🙂

  4. Shannon says:

    I am thrilled!!! Thanks for sharing your news in such a fun way. I love your blog!!!

  5. Jeff T says:

    Awesome news! I figured either new job or pregnant! ha, ha. Congrats, God is good. And I’m subscribed to your blog…

  6. Jenn Price says:

    Congratulations, Annie Laurie!! I know they’ll be sad to lose you at the office, but wow! This job sounds amazing and absolutely fitting to what you’ve been trained to do! That is so exciting, I look forward to reading about all the exciting things the Lord brings your way through this new job.


  7. Wow. awesome. thanks for sharing! P.S. Your blog is beautiful!


  8. Can’t wait to have you here Annie Laurie! Congratulations.

  9. Derek says:

    That’s awesome Annie Laurie!! Congrats.

  10. Jessica Thompson says:

    YAY! It’s about time 🙂 See you Jan 2nd!

  11. danielle says:

    love it!!!! and congratulations! that is GREAT NEWS. i am excited for you and i love the blog… wonderful ALCW!!!


  12. AnnieLaurie says:

    Thanks yall!! I am excited and encouraged by all your kind words!! I promise to keep you entertained here on the blog and hope you will give me lots of good feedback 🙂

  13. CajunTiger says:

    That is AWESOME news!!! Love the blog too!! Will definitely add you to my blogroll =)

  14. Holly says:

    Congratulations! Very exciting!!! Hope you love working at the church 🙂 God’s going to do some amazing things through you.

  15. Jenny says:

    Love to see this happening in your life girl… I encourage you to keep looking for God to interrupt your life in big and little ways & as you respond to these wonderful interruptions, may you experience HIM more awesomely (Luke 5:1-11).

  16. Lynn Johnson says:

    You are a wonderful addition to MBC! 🙂 Let’s get more prayer guides out there… LOL

  17. Cari Garrett says:

    I totally thought you were going to say you were pregnant!!! Anyways, I just wanted to say how very very proud I am of you. It literally makes my heart swell to read all that pours out of your heart. I am truly blessed to have the privilege of your friendship. Even after all the years you are still my “ambassador of quan”. I miss you and I love you. Say “hello” to your sweet husband and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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