What happens when you’re excited about change, but change intimidates and offends people because it steps on the toes of traditions? What happens when you focus so much on tradition that you’re not open to change? Change and tradition don’t have to always oppose each other. Sabrina called me, excited about all the changes happening […]
Is Change a What or a Who?
How often do you demand, expect, or desire organizational change? It’s easier to demand organizational change than to accept personal change. What’s the difference between God’s approach to change and yours? Consider the following: What does the national government need to “get it right”? What are the top changes the church should make? What are […]
Responding to Change
Change can be tiresome. It can also be exciting. Change can stunt growth, and it can produce growth. Change can be abrupt, and it can be painfully delayed. Change can be helpful, and it can be hurtful. Change will happen. Do what you can to make it happen well. Consider your perspective. When we assume […]
Does Anyone Ever Really Change?
My husband’s parents were coming for a visit – reason enough to paint the basement, let alone clean the refrigerator, as any woman knows. When company comes, we put our best foot forward, especially when the company coming is the in-laws. We color our hair, buy a new top, hide the nail holes in the […]
The Reason for Change
Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect. –Owens Lee Pomeroy Lucy Pevensie and her siblings scarcely recognized the ruins of Narnia upon their return in C. S. Lewis’ story of Prince Caspian. Only when they discovered a vault of their former belongings did they realize they were […]