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Thursday, January 12, 2006
CHANGE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD

Yeah, yeah, I know it actually has six letters; I'm not a math idiot. Well, yeah, I am, but that's another story.

Now, if there's a word I like it's "routine". Some read the word routine
B-O-R-I-N-G. But for me, routine means I get things done. Routine means I do my Bible study immediately after I take our boys to school. Routine means I plant my behind in my chair and write immediately after that (with loads of laundry and various housecleaning tasks thrown in whenever I get stuck--on the story, not in the chair). Routine good. Change bad.

It's not really a fear of change either. It's more a dread of change. DOC causes me to hang on to dial-up until they tear down the phone lines running up and down the streets. DOC causes me to stick with the same grocery even though their air is so dry I get shocked every time I pick up a product. DOC causes me to drive the same van until it's unsafe and Kevin drags me to the car lot.

I'm not sure what the cure for DOC is, but you know what? I don't think I want to know. The routine thing may be boring, but it's working for me. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 9:48 AM  
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At 6:37 AM, Anonymous Bethanie said...

i do not like change. change is bad. but i have to remind myself that, as a christian i need to always be ready for change, coz if there is no change, my walk with God can become stagnant, boring, and i never grow, and then i kinda go backwards. so change is good. but i still don't like it. i like my comfort zone too much! there is gonna be so much change in my life this year (moving house soon, going to COLLEGE in february at the age of 25! and other things, parents moving 800miles away) and i'm so nervous!

i have to keep reminding myself that change is good. lol.

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

So true, Bethanie. Yes, my comfort zone is another thing I love, and God loves nudging me right out of it.

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger Corina Bowen said...

Amen! Just when I think "OH, I just love the scenery" God goes and changes things!!
Oh well, I would rather be in His will. Plus.. ever try to stay in your comfort zone after He has called you out?? Gets real uncomfortable.. real quick!! :-)

 
At 9:15 PM, Blogger Camy Tang said...

Oh you are so GOOD! I wish I'd stick to routine more. I'm so bad about being distracted. I am working now on my discipline. I should try starting a routine to follow.

camy

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger Rebecca Barlow said...

"Change" has taken on a whole new dimension in my life the past few years.
If you ask me if I like change, I would tell you that "I thrive on it!" Life is just so much more full when things change, and no, I can't stand "boring"!!
If you ask my husband if I like change, he'd say "Uh, NOo!! She flips out everytime things start to change."
The fact is, honestly both are true!! I can't stand for things to get stagnant, and love adventure and spontanaiety. On the other hand, I admit it, about halfway into the bigger changes, I kind of "bite it" right about the time my comfort zone gets really tweaked, and start back pedalling!! I also hate things like my kids growing up (and graduating) and things like that, but couldn't stand it if they weren't changing and thriving either.
Does anyone have an explanation for this????

 
At 1:15 AM, Blogger Margo Carmichael said...

Change is hard. Especially when packing boxes are part of the "routine." Especially when UNpacking boxes are the next part of the routine.

I need more bookshelves. I've given away about all the books I can bear to part with.

Yep, more bookshelves are change I can live with. I'm workin' on it.

 

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