Change is constant. We see it in the endlessly shifting shapes of the clouds, the swing of a pendulum, the current of a river, the often gentle, but sometimes violent changing of the weather, the beating of our hearts, and the way our chests rise and fall with every breath.
Seventeen. That is the number of churches that I have been involved in, each for more than a year. It may seem like a lot, but most of the changes were for fairly innocuous reasons.
Change doesn’t happen overnight and is ever evolving. However, I’ve learned that there are moments that we must decide where we want to go and take a leap of faith in hope of change. In my journey of change I’ve realized that we must make choices. Summer 2011 was the first big choice I made.
I only like the changes I like. But I have learned over the years that even the changes I pray for, long for and pound the gates of heaven to see, are always different from what I thought I was asking for. I blame this on Adam and Eve. I’m not exactly sure, but I […]
I wake up in a cold room on an air mattress to complete darkness. It’s the third week in a row with no electricity and Thanksgiving week at that. There is a TV sitting in the floor in front of me with a few toys scattered about. But what is next to the TV is […]
During this past school year, my son (and I, vicariously through my son’s experience) received some rather difficult news to swallow: Superheroes don’t exist. Plain and simple. One day, following my son’s expressing of his desire to be a super policeman when he grows up, his first grade teacher proceeded to share the deflating message that superheroes aren’t […]
It is said that the only constant in life is change. And not to bring the tone of the story down, but the failure to change results in death. Since I don’t plan on dying, I plan on continuously changing. Out of the many stories that make up me, the following is one in particular […]
Rather than a written story for this post, here is a short video in which a friend shares a painful journey. But it has also been one of knowing God’s deep faithfulness. This video was originally posted at Forever Choosing Joy. Heather, 30 Marquette, MI #storyofchange Why are folk sharing their stories of change? Take a […]
For the first 19 years of my life, I thought all I wanted in life was some adventure and some fame, or at least some recognition. For as long as I can remember, my biggest fear was being bored in life. As a kid living in a midwestern suburb, I would sit out on my family’s […]
On May 22, 2009, I reluctantly embarked on a journey. At my all-time highest weight of 294 lbs, my wife encouraged me to sign up for Weight Watchers (abbreviated WW) online with her. Basically, we would track our food online without the time commitment of the typical meetings for which WW is known. I didn’t […]