Book study

Embracing Life’s Transitions // Week Two

I’ve learned the hard way that change can push us, pull us, rebuke and remake us. It can show us who we’ve become, in the worst ways, and also in the best ways. – Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet

Kristen opens chapter two by telling the story of her cousin John, and how his 6.5″ would intimidate those who crossed his path.

We can try to run from it, but we can’t hide.

GirlMeetsChange_week2

I don’t handle change well. I like routine, for things to look and feel the same. I get comfortable with a part of my life and I want to hang onto it for dear life.

I will admit, change invokes a certain fear in my heart

Continue reading
Book study

Embracing Life’s Transitions // Week One

GirlMeetsChange_FB2

The first line of the first chapter stopped me. I had to sit and ponder. And then I had to ask of the Lord. “Really? Are there really far better things ahead than what I’ve been asked to leave behind. Because really, Lord, I thought what I had was pretty good.”

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

How about you, my friends. Did this quote stop you and leave you pondering or questioning your current season?

Sometimes the pain that change brings is unbearable. You can almost feel it from the inside out as your heart cracks open and your gaping wound is exposed. At least for me, that is the way I’ve felt through long

Continue reading
Faith

Day 14: When You Want To Run Away

Day14_change

This post is part of a 31 day series on change, where I share my reflections in just 5 minutes.  To read all of the posts in this series, click here.

BlogDivider

Away

Day14_away

In  the midst of a major life change, it can all get overwhelming to the point where you just want to get up and run away.  But what would I be running from?  My family?  My house?  The mess in my house?  The expectation of finding a new job? I have to admit that I’ve wished that I could pack up and go. If I had my way, I would head to Hawaii or some other tropical place where I could sit out in the sun and listen to the ocean, forgetting about what was (or wasn’t) waiting for me at home.

But one can never really run away from life. No matter how much we want to bury

Continue reading
Faith

Day 13: All Is Work

Day13_Change

This post is part of a 31 day series on change, where I share my reflections in just 5 minutes.  To read all of the posts in this series, click here.

BlogDivider

Work

Day13_work

I’ve been looking for work now for about three weeks. I’ve submitted so many resumes, and have had several leads from my Recruiter. But still, there is no work to be found, at least, not yet.

You would think that I would be enjoying my down time, not having to get up and go in the morning. So many people would welcome a break from their work day, and I understand that. But I like to work. It keeps my mind off of all of the things that weigh me down. I like to know that I am making a contribution, that I am making a difference. For so many years, what I have called my work

Continue reading