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Chaos and Caprese Salads

13 May 2016, Posted by silentimages in Blog
Holly's Garden

I’m coming out of the craziest work season I’ve ever had. By crazy, I mean busy, and by busy I mean chaotic.

I can remember back to one week in February, where I literally had a phone call or Skype with a client every hour on the hour for 5 days straight.  My computer and phone were constantly on the verge of dying and my inbox never got a rest.

Calls turned to proposals, proposals turned to deposits, deposits turned to pre-planning, and on it went. I can’t even tell you the number of folders I have stacked behind me with scribbles of each client’s story details and schedule logistics. The weeks turned into months and the tasks were never ending.

This, my friend, was our season of preparing and sowing seeds to be able to launch our first ever satellite office in South America.

So the other night, as a way to rest from all the craziness, I started planting my summer garden. This is always a highly anticipated event for me. As I dug through the dirt and carefully placed each tomato into the soil, I could envision, and almost taste, the Caprese salads I would enjoy in just a few short months.

It’s interesting to think that seasons of harvest invariably come from a season of hard work… which often includes some chaos.

I can joyfully say that, as a team, we are now reaping the benefits of what we sowed earlier this year. Cassie and Jordan, as well as the Charlotte team, have produced countless inspiring videos for ministries, missionaries and churches around the globe.

As a project manager, I’m most often behind the scenes and behind a screen. Yet I’m completely okay with that because I know the Lord takes Silent Images through different seasons.

Lately, instead of emailing out proposals, I’ve been emailing off final videos and the responses are priceless. The grateful and encouraging emails I get back from clients allow me to go give my team a pat on the back and say, “Job well done”. That’s the fruit of my labor.

Some seasons will be all prep-work and some will be full of joyful harvesting. I’ve been both gardening and working for long enough that I know you can’t have one without the other.

So, whatever season you find yourself in, just remember, “for everything there is a season”.

~ Holly

 

 

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