- Would Wesley create itineracy today? Read more at United Methodist Ordination – Pt. 2.
- A potent reminder at Forgive & Forget.
- I sometimes forget – Wherever You Are…Be Fully There.
- Park Launches a New Media Player – I appreciate both the design and willingness to share.
- Any churches have a community manager? I am intrigued by Fire Your Marketing Manager and Hire a Community Manager.
- Quality reflections at 5 Years of Service :: Institute 2010 :: God’s All Stars.
- Echo Conference :: Day 2 Notes are the second set of beautiful notes on what looks to be a great conference
- I am excited for the series of posts about The Methodist Class Meeting for the 21st Century.
- My first view of a moving video at Friday Inspiration for July 30, 2010.
- For a great look at social marketing, check out The Story of a Church Making the Impossible, Possible.
Right now I am transitioning back to Kansas City after time in Louisiana on a mission trip with the youth from Resurection. Hopefully more about the trip soon…
I first read Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes by William Bridges in the summer of 2006. I took the opportunity to read this book again this spring. The content is excellent.
Bridges addresses the common elements in all sorts of transitions in life. These range from the natural transitions in life time, relationships and work. In his own words,
“The subject of this book is the difficult process of letting go of an old situation, of suffering the confusing nowhere of in-betweenness and of launching forth again in a new situation (Bridges, 4).”
Bridges works through these three movements of a transition in ways that seek to make meaning out of each step. It is encouraging to me to know that when in the middle of a transition there is a framework around which to wrap the experience. While each transition is individual, there are common elements of all transitions that hold true across our life and the lives of others.
I find this book to be helpful each time I read it. It has also provided helpful guidance for my calling as a pastor. I will continue to look to this book for insights in transition and commend it to you.