This & That

Making Change #7 – A Terrible Thing to Waste

In my mind I started putting together this final post of the Making Change series and kept thinking: Haven’t I written something like this already? Though it wouldn’t be the first time I’d repeated myself, I decided to look.

I was right. Check out my post “If the women don’t find you handsome …” where I write about howstuffworks.com and their Stuff You Should Know podcasts.

Basically, I think we should never stop learning. There is so much to discover—this coming from someone who doesn’t like science—so much to learn about life and how things work and what makes people tick and how we can grow in our strengths.

In the fall of 2007, I decided to learn to play the guitar. I’d wanted to learn for a long time but I needed to discipline myself to see if I could really play it. I’m glad I did, because I love playing acoustic and lead worship at least half the time on guitar. Last spring, I decided I wanted to add electric guitar to my music toolbox. (See my post, “The End of the World As We Know It.”) I don’t really have plans to learn a new instrument this year, although I’ve always been interested in accordion. Maybe mandolin or banjo. I think I’m looking to join a bluegrass band.

Something I’d like to be able to do someday is to speak Spanish. I’d started learning a little in preparation for a missions trip to Guatemala (see “Guatemalan Pizza”) a few years ago, but I didn’t get very far. Perhaps someday we’ll move back to Arizona, where speaking Spanish certainly would be a plus.

Another language would be nice, but I’m going to focus on English a little more. I’d like to delve into writing fiction. I may feature some posts here on my site sometime this year, when I get brave enough to share some stories.

How about you? What would you like to learn? Think about what you’d like to be able to do, whether it’s for your career, something to help your family, or just a fun hobby, and set your mind to learning it.

Thanks for coming along with me during this series. I hope at least one tip will help you reach even your modest goals here in 2011.

I pray you will …

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. —2 Peter 3:18

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