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Time for a Change

restI started writing this blog in fall 2008.

I honestly didn’t know what to expect or what I was even doing, but I wanted to give it a shot as a way to journal the things God was showing or teaching me, hoping to encourage someone along the way.

Here we are nearly 7 years later having shared almost 1,900 posts and close to 25,000 comments/conversations. I’ve had friends who came and went. Others who interacted all the time and now less frequently, and still others who have come along fairly recently.

Every one of you has blessed me more than I can express.

I thank you for your open, honest conversation. I appreciate your encouragement and allowing me feel and convey my heart even if it’s not always sanitized. I can’t believe I’m so blessed, and though I’ve met few of you in person, I can consider you friends.

Again, I just want to say “thank you.” I recognize my life is not slowing down, but I receive so much from both sharing my thoughts and prayers as well as interacting with you. God may one day call me to give it up, but I’m happy it’s not today.

I am going to make some scheduling changes and produce fewer posts, but I wanted to let you all in on it. As of next week, I’m going to return to posting in the mornings and follow a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule (with the possibility of a Sanctuary post on Saturdays).

This means I’ll write one encouraging/devotional post for Monday, do our book club discussions on Wednesday, and for now, continue to post a list of favorites on Friday.

If you’re reading these words, I appreciate you so much. In your sharing your heart (both here and/or your own blogs), I get to grow in Christ and feel His fellowship. What a joy!

He will bless those who fear the Lord,
The small together with the great.
May the Lord give you increase,
You and your children.
May you be blessed of the Lord,
Maker of heaven and earth. –Psalm 115:13-15

Thanks for sticking around and being a part. I’m grateful for you, and I’m hoping this new change will aid a little in a less hectic lifestyle for me. We’ll see. I know I have the uncanny ability to fill up time with all sorts of other pursuits!

What do you do when you recognize it’s time for a change (in any area)? How do you approach it?


  1. Rest is good, Jason. It’s good.
    Glynn recently posted..The Hiding Place: Endings Are Also BeginningsMy Profile

    • Thanks Glynn. You’ve been such a blessing and encouragement to me! I appreciate you. 🙂

  2. Seems like a lot of folks are making changes to their blogs these days Jason. It is inevitable…sort of like the changing of the seasons. I’ll continue reading. Continue commenting (if I have anything to add…LOL). and continue to count you as a long-distance friend.
    Bill (cycleguy) recently posted..PresenceMy Profile

    • I greatly appreciate that, Bill. I look forward to it. And seriously, now that I live in Oklahoma, I need to get around to visiting more of you guys. You aren’t that far away. 🙂 Thanks again.

  3. The tr-vocationalness of my present life has greatly impacted my blogging and commenting life. Just want you to know that your thoughts continue to encourage way over her in NY! Bless ya!
    Jay CookinghamThe tr-vocational recently posted..AfflictionMy Profile

    • I totally understand, Jay. I don’t “get out” as much as I used to or even would like to, but I appreciate you and the friendship! Blessings to you too. 🙂

  4. Same to you, my friend. You’ve been a blessing. It’s been over a year now since I cut way back due to family obligations and trying to put my priorities in line. I still miss more interaction, but this is the season of my life and wisdom from our Father dictates our steps.

    May God bless you and yours.

    • Amen. Whatever the Father gives us (and whoever) is a gift! I appreciate you, brother. Blessings to you and your family too. 🙂

  5. The only constant in life is change. The only unchanging constant is God. I’m learning to let His consistency rule in me, so I can better live in the change constantly going on around me. It’s progressive to be sure. So thankful for the Holy Spirit’s leading in this. Otherwise, change only brings chaos, and peace remains glaringly absent.
    Kari Scare recently posted..Remember?!My Profile

    • Amen. Excellent thoughts, Kari. Thank you.

  6. Jason, I so love your inspirational messages and understand perfectly why you need to cut back. When we blog for the Lord, we want to do so from a place of peace and love, not haste or pressure. That’s why, many moons back, I reduced my blog from every day (Lord, how did I do that?) to twice a week. Now with a third novel needing editing, I’m taking a break from blogging, too.
    I’ll enjoy what you do publish, my friend. Enjoy the rest!
    Martha Orlando recently posted..Your Grace is SufficientMy Profile

    • Have to pay attention to the rhythms of our lives. So good! Thank you, Martha. I so appreciate your thoughts and conversation. 🙂

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