Thursday, May 15, 2008


"To everything there is a season, a time to every purpose under heaven". Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV

Change is inevitable. It is inevitable that we will change physically, mentally and emotionally.

Change can help us to become stronger or we fall under the pressure that surrounds us. It is important for us to hold fast to God's promises that He is there for us at all time through the events that occur in our lives and will hold us in the palm of His hand.

We are about to enter another chapter of our life as a family as my husband has accepted a job that will take us back to the East Coast. For several years I would meet with my University roomie and we would chat about how amazing it would be if we were able to reside closer to one another. Little did we know that God would orchestrate that we would live only 1.5 miles from each other and that our children will not only meet, but have the opportunity to truly know one another.

My husband graduated with his MBA on Saturday, May 10. That night we realized it was the exact date that I got my undergraduate degree from Liberty University. On that day in 1991 I could not have fathomed that fastforward 17 years I would be married with two precious blessings and my husband would receive his MBA....17 years to the day.

You see, change is necessary and will happen. We have the option to fight change or embrace it. I have made the decision to embrace the changes that lie ahead. Knowing that I am leaving our current city and people I love dearly and that have become an integral part of my life during our five years here. I choose to cherish the past five years in my heart and reflect on the impact they have had on my growth as a woman, friend and follower of Christ.


Lord, thank you for the blessings that you bring in to our life. Thank you for the changes that are a necessary step to place us where You will have us be to serve you and grow. Today, I want to thank you for those individuals who have had such a profound impact on my life these past five years while we have resided in Arizona.


1. Is there someone who has helped you through a hardship that you can drop an ecard, email or call to and thank them for how God used them during that trial. A great free ecard website is:

2. Are you going through a change currently in your life that is hard to deal with? Take a moment right now to pray to the Lord and ask for peace. Give the situation over to Him and ask Him to calm the anxiety you are experiencing.

3. Is there a change that has taken place or you are in the midst of at present that came as a sadness or surprise...whether it be the loss of a loved one or a relationship? Share your sadness with the Lord and ask for healing in His time.


Becky said...

Caroline, I am a bit late in reading this, but thank you for posting it. :)