Call to Prayer/Arms
I cannot help but to think the things going on at our church and to its people are a call to prayer.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (link is to the entire chapter, English Standard Version) says,
if My people who are called by My name humble themselves; and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven will forgive their sin and heal their land.
This totally reminds me of the song “America” on Chris Tomlin’s The Noise We Make album.
Let your glory fly
If My people will humbly pray
Turn from sin and their wicked ways
I will hear them and heal their land
And show My glory and power again
Lift your eyes up
Look to the sky
The Lord is coming, coming to America
Can you feel the fire
Can you see the wind
Coming to America again
Go and tell them the blind will see
The lame will walk and the slave is free
Shout the news that the lost are saved
In the name of Jesus the dead are raised
Below is an example of one of the few computer problems I’ve never been able to figure out. Ever since I upgraded to Microsoft Office 2003, what you see below happens every time every incoming e-mail is scanned by Norton Antivirus (happens with both 2006 and 2007 versions). Symantec Customer Support was of no help to me whatsoever with their non-native English speaker on the other end. At one point I said, “You’re kidding me,” and the person had no idea what I meant. Yeah, I was frustrated with the person on the other end. I can live with it. It just makes things a little more difficult when you’re typing in another program/window and the “Windows Installer” window pops up on you nullifying your most recent keystroke(s).
For those who don’t know what the job God hooked me up with is, it’s an Associate Business Analyst position with Edmunds.com. Below is a copy and paste from their job listing.
Do you have the drive? Edmunds.com, the leading authority for automotive information on-line, is seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of Associate Business Analyst to direct the Business & Marketing Analysis team.
- Analyze and report on various business segments, which include total web site traffic, Advertising, New Leads and other revenue generating products.
- Ownership of OEM and 3rd partner lead counts, revenue and advance analytics metrics
- Work with the business owners to optimize the site performance.
- Ownership of key site metrics and reporting to be delivered to upper management.
Skills and Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required.
- 1 – 2 years of relevant business analytic experience preferred.
- Strong software analytical skills (MS Office, Database Reporting).
- Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and provide quick turnaround in a rapid growth/high change environment.
- Solid attention to detail.
- Must be able to work in fast-paced, hands-on team environment.
- Excellent oral, written, interpersonal & group presentation skills.
- Resourceful problem solver.
- Ability to multitask, work well under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines.
- Flexible, open minded and solution oriented with the ability to adapt to the fast paced Internet environment.
Sure, our name ends in “.com” but we were founded as a publishing corporation 19 years before our Web site was even launched! While Edmunds.com has the best consumer automotive content on the Web, we’re more than just an ‘Internet’ company. Our comprehensive set of data, tools and services are also licensed to third parties and used by over 15,000 car dealers. We also supply content for the auto sections of AOL, CNN.com, NYTimes.com and About.com.
Edmunds.com offers a cutting edge technical environment, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including: 100% paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees; 3 weeks of vacation; paid holiday and sick time; matching 401K, stock options; 2 flexible spending plans, tuition reimbursement, and a fun, friendly, casual environment.
So if you’ve got the drive, come help shape the future of how millions of automotive consumers navigate the market with confidence and traction.
If you live or anyone you know lives in Santa Monica and are/is looking for a roommate, I’d be interested. We’ll see how the commute is once I start working there.
Why the Subaru Impreza WRC (World Rally Championship) race car > Lightning McQueen
Just a preview of things to come…
BEAT THE BEARS/IRISH/BRUINS!!! FIGHT ON!!!