For more years than I care to admit, I spent my time in churches, congregations, Christian community worrying more about what I believed. Keeping right doctrine, being orthodox in my thoughts and life. Today I pray that my actions show my belief. The How of believing means doing good, giving a glass of water in the name of Jesus, assisting those in need, great or small. The Why of believing is..look at those you love, look at those you don’t really like, then look in the mirror. People are the why of believing. Attending a formal institutional service is not the most important. Being right on theology is not the [...]
My search for a new job has ended with my acceptance of the Night Audit position at the Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook. This will mean a shift in routine as I will be working overnights. Learning to manage my sleep with my job and other personal activities will be the key to success. I truly appreciate the support I have had from friends, new and old. I expect that I will continue watching the job market, but with this job, I have found a professional environment with a great team. It is a great opportunity to grow and develop professionally and personally.
I have been employed for Marriott Hotels for the last 6 years, in their Global Reservations Sales and Customer Care Centre, located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Last week I received a letter stating that my position and all positions in the centre are being eliminated effective mid-February. This means I have 5 and a half months to find a new job. In my current job, I have worked formally in 2 separate departments, being trained and certified in the Ritz Carlton Gold Standard of Service; and learning the process of inventory management and wholesaler reservations, dealing with travel companies on behalf of a selection of Marriott hotels. When asked [...]
I haven’t been writing lately. That’s been very obvious, no writing=no posts. By way of explanation, 99.9% of my writing these past few years has been for my blogs. For public consumption. And trying to find a routine to write and plan what I want to say has been difficult, especially on a work schedule that shifts every week. And I’ve been working on my personal development, primarily my photography and my people skills. I’ve been going out more often, going to the local bar, where there is a hubbub of musical activity. If the finances and time were no object, I could be at the bar most nights of [...]
Being an active participant in the Anglican tradition has caused me to consider the reason I left my previous tradition of denominational Pentecostalism. The tension in my life between faith and action, my words and my deeds is the short answer. I’ve studied theology with a focus on missiological issues. In my Pentecostal tradition, I was a Missions Major. Missions was something you do overseas. I wanted to do this so bad. I wanted my faith to be active in doing the work of God. Little did I expect to find a shift in thinking and the dropping of an S from my missions mindset. I lived in Nairobi, Kenya [...]
I have travelled and slept in some different places. The floor in a pastor’s home in Bermuda, in a mud hut in Kisii, Kenya, in a discount hotel in Seoul, the VIA rail train between Miramichi and Montreal, my car while on the road, to name a few. I’m still amazed when I travel and because of my employment that I am able to stay at the Ritz-Carlton. I have been making reservations for Marriott and its branded hotels for almost 6 years now. In this time, I have been able to stay at Marriott hotels, Courtyard hotels, Renaissance hotels, Residence Inn, Springhill Suites, Towneplace Suites and certainly not the [...]
I’ve always known that I’m an introvert. I definitely wasn’t the outgoing personality. I’ve acted the part of being the shy, quiet, reserved person in the corner. When I started looking at personality type and completed the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator at this site, I’ve keep going back periodically. Every time I answer the questions I come up with the same type: INTJ: Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging, with very heavy emphasis on the introverted. And the more I tried the test, and read about introversion, it finally dawned on me that being an introvert is not the same as being shy. the other dawning realization that settled on me is that [...]
This is a new start for me. I will be continuing my blogs, The Justice Journey and Han Kyoul’s Musings, as sub-sections of this blog. I want my blog brand to identify myself as an writer and photographer. I will be striving to use my own photography as much as I can. If there is no credit on the photo, then it can usually be assumed it is credited to Doug Mullin. I hope to achieve success in blogging regularly. And to provide insightful information regarding the worlds of politics, photography, non-profit (charitable) organizations, issues of justice and occasionally my personal life. Commenting on my posts is encouraged. I will [...]