My wife, Katrina, and I went and saw Baz Luhrman's latest film, Australia last night for our 13th wedding anniversary. We are great fans of Baz's films so we were looking forward to this one.
As Nicole Kidman said when interviewed by Oprah, Baz is a romantic and a story teller. And Australia is a big romantic movie (in all senses of the word) with many stories interwoven.
Last night I walked the dog. Nothing very earth shattering about that, except that while I was walking the dog I started thinking about what we needed to solve the problem of replicating audio files between Temecula and Sydney and other centres around the world.
My director walked over to my desk and asked that question feared by all IT support folk, "Is here something wrong with the Internet? My email won't send." He was trying to reply to an email from a friend in one of the recent disaster areas in Asia.
A few quick checks showed that our ADSL line was operational, as was the USA internet connection, so what was happening?
Almost through another week. Time is sure flying!
I've been reading Capturing Voices, the biography of Joy Ridderhof, GRN's founder. It's one of those challenging books where the central person walks totally dependent on God. It is challenging to think how we can exercise our own dependence on God in our work and allow him more glory!
Well, Katrina and I have just completed our first official week at the Sydney GRN offices as staff. We've actually cheated a bit and been around a bit longer. In fact I've been working on IT systems for GRN Australia and USA for a few years, but its a bit different as staff!
Probably one of the most obvious differences for me is that I'm working in an office, rather than from home as I was as a mission IT consultant for Crosscape Technology. That means we need to commute to the office. While it's not the longest drive, it is still 30 mins by car, or 1.5 hours by train and bus (and foot).