A Season of Change and Preparation

A Season of Change and Preparation

I’ve been thinking about—and blogging about—change for the past several weeks. And outside my front door, the world has been changing right along with me, because fall is a season of change. The leaves change colors, then drift to the ground. The air gets crisp and frost paints the blades of grass. It’s time to winterize the sprinkler system. Prune back the garden beds. Wrap up the harvest and stock the freezer. It’s nature’s way

Change is Hard Work, But Worth the Cost

Change is Hard Work, But Worth the Cost

Last week I blogged about how a tiny degree of change can alter the course of one’s life. Lest it sound like all you have to do is tweak one little thing and life will be awesome, let me remind us all that change is hard work. First, I have to be willing to change. That means being brutally honest about the consequences of the path I’m currently on. Until the pain of staying the

Significant Change One Degree at a Time

Significant Change One Degree at a Time

I’ve been reading The Little Things: Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff by Andy Andrews…and getting both convicted and motivated with every page. Why? Because significant change can happen one small degree at a time. In the book, he tells the story of a time he and a few buddies sailed out to sea in search of a prime fishing spot beside an oil derrick. Despite relying on the boat’s computer navigation system

Still Growing After All These Years

Still Growing After All These Years

The more I know, the more I realize I have no clue. That’s why I’m still growing and continually learning new things in a variety of different ways. Like a plant, growth requires taking in the nutritional information, absorbing it until it’s fully understood, and then stretching out to apply it in new and different ways. Whether it’s financial strategies, trusting God more, writing craft, marketing strategies, health tips, or parenting, I’ve still got a