I Am A Night Owl.

I am most certainly a night owl. As far as I can remember I have always been one. I believe that my brain starts functioning better after the fall of dusk. When I was little I would fake not being able to sleep just so I could stay up “late” with my dad and watch T.V. At that time in my life late was ten p.m. As I got older I would stay up late with a flashlight reading until two a.m. or I would procrastinate my homework in high school until after ten.

This usually made my mom mad because she had a hard time making sure I was up in time in the morning. We had a lot of angry exchanges in the mornings throughout my adolescent years because I refused to wake up until the last minute. These arguments would lead to groundings and then more arguments. But I still did it.

Throughout college I preferred my late afternoon classes to the dreaded eight a.m. classes. Those eight a.m. classes were often missed or I was barely there mentally to even focus. I did most of my studying of the evening. I also did most of my writing for class of the nights as well. I was excelling because I was finally able to choose a schedule that complimented my inner night owl.

I still stay up late when I can but I can’t always. I now work two jobs that both have early morning hours as well as late night hours. Now it all depends on when I am scheduled. But none the less I am a night owl.

Learning to Work With Hateful People

In every work place you have to deal with a hateful person. I have a hateful person that I have been learning to deal with. Being a Christian I turn to the Bible to seek the answers to the questions I ask. Do I argue with them? Do I talk back? How do I go about working with someone who is difficult and hateful?

So here we go:

Speak With Respect

The Bible says that we should speak with love even if it is a tense situation. Love and respect should be out guide. You can be kind and firm when it is necessary.

Ephesians 4:15 “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”

Proverbs 15:1 “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.”

Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”

Follow the Pattern in Matthew 18:15-17

I know this pattern is mainly talking about conflict among believers but it can be done when dealing with conflict among you and nonbelievers. First you go privately to the one with whom the problem is. Secondly, you take a few people as witness with you so that you can establish the facts and you can get away from all that “he said she said” nonsense. If you cannot resolve this issue you need to take the issue to the proper authority (boss, supervisor, whatever).

Sometimes You Need To Walk Away

Sometimes it may be better for you to walk away both mentally and physically from an argument. You need to stop dwelling on it. There are things that are worth fighting for and others that are not worth your time.

Their Argument May Not Be With You

As humans we may take our frustrations out on the wrong people. This may not make them being hateful toward better but it will make your burden lighter knowing that you are not the problem. They may be having a hectic, stressful day and take it out on you.

Ultimately: Treat People With Love

Love and respect is the best way to deal with people. Treat them with respect and love and they may feel conviction to see why you act in such a way.

Remember God will fight for you and with you.

Lunch With Pops.

IMG_2918I had lunch to day with this handsome man! This would be my dad! I do not usually get to take lunch with my dad during the work week but today I was off. It’s a funny story really.

My roommate and I both work at the same nursing home and we were working the same at the same time today. So I thought it would be a good idea to just ride together. I mean why not? We’d save gas, help the environment, blah blah blah. However, when I got to work I found out that I was not actually working today. Yeah, I am that girl who goes into work even though she does not have to. Oh well, I thought I’ll just go to lunch with the pops.

We went to this place here in town called Pappy’s Place. It is a tiny place. I’m pretty sure it only seats like 30 people. But they have REALLY good food. We split a cheddar bacon burger. But this was a cheddar bacon burger like you’ve never seen before. The cheese and bacon was in SAUCE FORM! Talk about good noms. Plus, I got to spend some much needed time with my dad. IMG_2916