Not too long ago, I clung to safety, comfort, and steadiness in my personal life and professional career. Now, I see how ridiculous, boring, and miserable this approach to living is. And more importantly, I realize that God is calling me to a more abundant, a more interesting, meaningful, and fun life, even if riskier and scarier.
Since those days, I have conquered my fear of riding my bike on open roads, discovered speed work and negative splits as a way to lower my 5K racing time, made friends with strangers, and learned to appreciate the quirkiness (and annoyances) of daily life. I’ve also quietly and (mostly) gently led new initiatives at my church, championing a bias toward action aligned with mission and purpose.
What I’ve discovered is that God gives us the power to change what needs to be fixed in our lives. More importantly, I’ve found that as we respond to God’s calling and pursue positive changes, whether to our fitness levels, professional careers, family relationships, or neighborhoods, God seeks to transform us not just outwardly but inwardly.
This blog, Working to Live Differently, is dedicated to the process of change and transformation for individuals and communities, whether small groups or entire cities. You’ll find practical tips along with honest reflections about pursuing and achieving change.
For more about what to expect at Working to Live Differently, start here.
To explore the concept of change, go to my transformation page. Learn about my path to change and perspectives on transformation from literature, culture, and the Bible that resonate with my experiences.
To learn more about some of my accomplishments, read my article on inciting change. Here you’ll see how I’ve changed while inciting change.
And if you want to get going with practical tips, mainly on personal finance and fitness, go over here. Find discussions on finance topics, techniques for improving your running performance, and more.