What a great title to an intriguing post about dealing with change – but that’s not what this post is about (maybe another day). Actually, I’m asking you if you are ready for change because it’s coming to childrensministryonline.com. This week!
This blog has been such an amazing part of my ministry and personal life for the past eight years. Over the life of this blog, I’ve seen job transitions, additions to my family, incredible new friendships and so many amazing opportunities and experiences. When I started all of this eight years ago, I had no idea what was ahead.
However, the last 2-3 years have been a little weird for me on this blog. First of all, I’ve been busier than ever before. Between staying active with my growing family, being highly engaged in my work at Gateway Church and taking on special ministry opportunities that come my way – I have to be really intentional with my time. My biggest frustration though has been the time I’ve spent on this blog. Sometimes I get so busy that I don’t post for weeks (or months). Other times I find myself in a creative rut and I feel like I have nothing valuable to say. Regardless, I think it’s time for a little change. For the past 12-18 months, I’ve had a couple of ideas for things I wanted to do here at chidlrensministryonline.com – but I just haven’t prioritized any of them. A few weeks ago, as I was thinking about what I wanted to do for 2016, I made up my mind about this blog. I decided that I was going to do it. For very intentional accountability, I enrolled in Jon Acuff’s 30 Days of Hustle and I made the focus of January to “Reinvent childrensministryonline.com.” For the last week, I’ve been laying the groundwork for the changes and it looks like this will be the week that visible changes will begin to take place… starting with an entirely new layout and design. Once that is changed, you’ll begin to see some new resources coming to the site, which I’ll share with you soon.
I’m taking extra precautions to ensure that the site doesn’t go down or that links don’t stop working – but that’s entirely possible. Have patience as I hope to have most of the bugs worked out by the end of the week.
Thanks for visiting my little space on the web (whether you’re a new reader or have been reading for years) and I do believe that the best is yet to come!
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Glad you are continuing on and hustling.