Waves of Change

There’s a different flavor to this entry – much more personally vulnerable than usual, but hopefully helpful to those facing a similar situation.Alteration, modification, variation, transformation, adjustment, amendment. I like all of these words better than plain old “change”. More syllables somehow gives a sense of fluidity and even feels gentler verbalizing than the abrupt [...]

There’s Nothing Wrong with New Year’s Resolutions

There's absolutely nothing wrong with making New Year's Resolutions.  A resolution is simply a firm decision, a determination to change something.  Nothing wrong with that... but don't leave it at that.  Doing two simple things will take it out of the realm of mere intention: Tie your resolution to the purpose God has for your [...]

When That “Someone Else” Is You

The definition of “better” includes being more pleasing, acceptable, or of greater quality, usefulness, or suitability than something else.  While it’s a good thing to be acceptable, useful and suitable – the trouble comes in trying to be better than something else.  And, let’s face it, we’re typically trying to be better than someone else. It’s a [...]

Getting Out of Your Own Way – Part 6 of 6

In order to fully pursue the purpose God has placed on our lives, we are looking at how to avoid self-defeating behaviors. Each week for six weeks we’re looking at one of the following: To get out of you own way, you need to remember… 1. …your identity 2. …what you are doing 3. …your [...]

Getting Out of Your Own Way – Part 5 of 6

In order to fully pursue the purpose God has placed on our lives, we are looking at how to avoid self-defeating behaviors.  Each week for six weeks we’re looking at one of the following: To get out of you own way, you need to remember… 1. …your identity 2. …what you are doing  3. …your [...]