One year ago today, I published my first post on Making All Things New:
I’m embarking on a new adventure! For the last eleven months, God has been doing some amazing new things with me. It’s been a radical transformation of my body, mind, and spirit. I want to share with anyone who will listen what’s happened to me, with the hope that maybe they will find some good advice and make some changes for themselves.
307 posts and nearly a quarter of a million hits later, I want to thank everyone who has joined me on this adventure. It’s been fun, and I’m ready to start the next leg of the journey.
Transformation is an integral theme of this blog, and I hope to emphasize it more in more this year. Many of my posts this past year have touched on it, but going forward it will woven in to the tapestry of Making All Things New in a deeper way.
Just about everyone I know is dealing with some major issue in their lives. Whether it be related to health, finances, spirituality, relationships or emotions, many of us seem to be stuck. Transformation is all about getting unstuck.
Recently, I pulled a book off my shelf written by Dale Carnegie, How To Stop Worrying and Start Living. I don’t know how I came by this book, but it must have been sitting unread on my bottom shelf for several years 🙁
Written over sixty years ago, Carnegie’s philosophy is as true today as it was then. I’m finding that worry and anxiety are having a major impact on many people’s lives right now. That’s why I’ve been blogging about it for the last several weeks.
The transformation we seek won’t happen if we’re balled up in stress and worry. I was talking to a friend last night about an ongoing problem I’m been having. I should have dealt with it a year ago, but chickened out. Too risky. Now, more than twelve months later, I’m right were I was, if not worse. Maybe you can relate this to something in your own life.
Folks, its time to be bold. We need to get off our rear ends and start doing something. That’s transformation. That’s what we’re going to re-focus on this year. Are you with me?