In Others’ Words: Change

“There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.” ~ Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman

So I’m mixing things up here at the blog again.

In months past, I’ve blogged Monday through Friday.

For a while, I scaled back to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Then I ramped it back up again to five days a week.

And now … well, I’ve decided to settle into a nice three days a week pace.


It just seems to work better for me.

This blog is still about quotes because I love how what others say makes me pause and think. And I especially appreciate it when y’all join the conversation. (Talking to myself — yeah, not too much fun.)

Because I am an inspirational romance writer, I’m considering dedicating Wednesdays to quotes that have to do with romance or writing … or some combination thereof.

And, as I’ve said before, I’d love for you to submit favorite quotes — or email me at [email protected] if you’d like to be a guest blogger here at In Others’ Words.

In Your Words: Has anything prompted you to change up your routine? How did you go about making the decision to change direction?



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  1. June 19, 2012, 6:14 am   /  Reply

    I don’t know where I’d begin! Yes, so much in life has prompted me to change my direction–usually a feeling of what I’m doing doesn’t work –unhappiness etc. So I start writing down options and consider the validity of each and then pray pray. That’s for the big things

    • Beth Vogt
      June 19, 2012, 9:01 am   /  Reply

      Sounds like you know how to evaluate: Write down options and then pray, pray.

  2. June 19, 2012, 6:50 am   /  Reply

    I’m adhd, so changing my schedule is not a problem. lol
    One thing I’ve learned: there are only 24 hours in a day and a person can only do so much. That mean sometimes my schedule needs rearranging, things dropped or put off for another day. If I try to do it all, I just get frustrated.

    • Beth Vogt
      June 19, 2012, 9:01 am   /  Reply

      Yes, Pat, only 24 hours in a day. And I’m learning how to not push too much into those 24 hours. Still learning.

  3. June 19, 2012, 7:01 am   /  Reply

    Good call. Three times a week is plenty w/ all you have going on, and quality beats quanity every time. My schedule change? Managing and stretching time for farm-life start-up projects in the midst of everything else going on here, but finding it important and satisfying.

    • Beth Vogt
      June 19, 2012, 9:02 am   /  Reply

      Your farm — such a unexpected but blessing-filled change.

  4. June 19, 2012, 8:38 am   /  Reply

    This season of mothering is all about switching up routine and changing schedules! As soon as I think our family has hit a nice rhythm, someone stops taking naps, someone stops eating supper, someone starts walking, someone starts potty training, and on and on! 🙂 More recently, I had to adjust my schedule and life to add in writing and blogging time. I think I’ve finally figured out how to put it all together – for now.

    • Beth Vogt
      June 19, 2012, 9:03 am   /  Reply

      Flexibility — that’s the key to all seasons of life.
      If I’m too rigid — I see stress fractures.
      Pun intended.

  5. Loree Huebner
    June 19, 2012, 9:39 am   /  Reply

    Sometimes we need to cut back, or ramp it up. It’s your season…you know best.

    Looking forward to these Wednesday posts the most!

    • Beth Vogt
      June 19, 2012, 9:52 am   /  Reply

      Thanks, Loree! If you have any quote suggestions, send away!

  6. June 19, 2012, 10:37 am   /  Reply

    Because of my personality, I hate change, but I’ve seen it’s necessary. God likes to stretch me. 🙂

    • Beth Vogt
      June 19, 2012, 10:56 am   /  Reply

      I’m not always the best about change … but I’m learning.

  7. June 19, 2012, 11:02 am   /  Reply

    Recently I decided to take on a challenge that bordered on the impossible. Backed up against a few other achieved deadlines, I decided yesterday that adding that to my plate didn’t make sense. I scaled back and wow the peace that flowed in! Sometimes a change of direction is just what we need.

    • Beth Vogt
      June 19, 2012, 8:02 pm   /  Reply

      Nice to know I’m not the only one who had to say no (or “whoa”) to some things.

  8. June 19, 2012, 2:53 pm   /  Reply

    Change, by itself isn’t hard for me but making the RIGHT changes is. That one needs to happen on my knees.

    Good decision Beth on the routine change. I look forward to the changes.

    • Beth Vogt
      June 19, 2012, 8:02 pm   /  Reply

      I like to walk and pray things out, Jodi.
      Yep, definitely helps.

  9. Rachel
    June 21, 2012, 7:49 pm   /  Reply

    One of the biggest changes for our family lately has come from listening to Pastor Francis Chan. The way he presents the Truth has made us COMPLETELY change how we’ve been living our lives. Although it’s been one of the most difficult changes we’ve done, it’s also been one of the most rewarding: to fully live for God.

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