Melanie Glinsmann

Writing my way through the cubicle jungle one day at a time

Nine Creative Ways to Kill Time When the Office Computers Are Down

In the business world, more and more emphasis is placed on being paperless. Technology is utilized in new ways to process high volume work more efficiently. Automated processing helps large corporations provide quicker turn-around times and decreases costs. Well-qualified Information Technology specialists are prized workers as they are responsible for keeping work flowing from one […]

Why I’m Unplugging For Easter

Full disclosure – I do not like spring. As an allergy sufferer, spring is my least favorite season. While people talk about flowers starting to bloom and the grass starting to grow, all I can think is sneezing and itchy eyes. But there are some redeemable qualities of spring. As a Christian, first and foremost […]

When It’s Time To Rest – Blog Challenge Day 7

Today is the final day of the Seven-Day Blog Challenge. The topic for this final assignment is about reflection. With the hectic life most of us lead these days, we often dream of having a day to relax and do the things we want to do instead of what we have to do. We spend […]

Why Is It Hard To Ask For Help? – Blog Challenge Day 6

Day 6 of the blog challenge! Today’s assignment is about asking for help. Most people struggle with this, and I am certainly no exception. I have always been pretty independent. As a child, I always wanted to try things for myself, rather than have my parents help me. In school, I usually ended up doing […]

Paying It Forward – Blog Challenge Day 5

Today is Day 5 of the Blog Challenge, and it’s all about the idea of paying it forward. Whether it’s a family member, a teacher, or even someone we’ve never met, most people have had at least one person who influenced their lives in a positive manner. Those who influence others do so through their […]

Reaching Out – Blog Challenge Day 4

Today’s Blog Challenge is about sharing your story. We all have unique stories and important messages we want to share with others. These stories go beyond the everyday; these stories explain how we became who we are and how we want to help people. But those stories can only impact others when they are shared. […]

Why I Sit Alone At Church – Blog Challenge Day 3

Today’s topic in the Seven Day Blog Challenge is “Pick A Fight.” Many times, topics that are somewhat controversial, or more thought provoking than routine discussions are what get people talking. Whether you agree or disagree, discussion on issues around politics, religion, raising children, education etc… often bring out lively debate. For me, one issue […]

Building Community – Blog Challenge Day 2

One of the most exhilarating parts of being a creative person is knowing someone else (besides your mother) appreciates your work. Sharing your work publicly can also be one of the scariest parts of creating. Putting your work on display opens you up to criticism along with praise. But sharing your work ultimately helps build […]

What I Believe – Blog Challenge Day 1

Working in an office setting, or any other job that is not really where you want to be, can be draining for those with creative interests. The monotony of data entry or answering the same questions in a call center are creativity killers. One of the best things I’ve done to re-energize my creative focus […]

REVIEW: Little Women, Big God

Throughout the Bible, God took people who seemed less than worthy and turned them into leaders. There are many stories about those who didn’t feel qualified due to their pasts or lack of skills who God intentionally chose to serve a bigger purpose. Although Hebrew society was governed by men, God often raised up woman […]