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Are You Going Through Change?

Today is my first day of retirement!

I’ve had a lot of big changes in my life: moving 1,000 miles away from my hometown the day after high school graduation, going 300 miles away from home to college, divorce after 26 years of marriage, then, a big “Empty Nest” when 5 changes to 1, and now retirement. All of these changes came with a lot of emotion.

As I reflect on this new stage of my life, I realize that it is nothing like I imagined it would be when I was young (if I even thought about retirement when I was young).

I know that God has plans for me. And I am excited to follow that path. I will admit that it is a little scary for a “planner, list-maker, organized day” kind of person like me because I don’t know exactly what lies ahead.

But this I know: If there was ever a time to be fully devoted to the Lord, it is now. I have no excuses anymore. I don’t have to get up at 5 am every morning. I won’t come home from school exhausted any more.

I can spend my mornings with my Savior. I can study God’s Word. I can read. I can “stop and smell the roses”.

I hope to improve my writing skills and spend more time preparing my posts. I hope you will notice a difference.

I am thankful for all of my BF’s (Blogger Friends). I will have more time to read all of your wonderful posts and get to know you even better.

I cherish your prayers and I, also, will pray for you.

” The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16 NIV

Jesus said, “And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 NLT

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
    and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
    for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
NIV

With Love, 

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This Is My Journey Unscripted.

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26 thoughts on “Are You Going Through Change?”

      1. The words “change,” “changing,” and “changes” have been coming to me lately. I think the Lord is telling me that things are going to change in my life…possibly with my job and other things. I saw your post as confirmation.

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  1. Congratulations on your retirement, and God’s richest blessings for this new chapter! I think you’re gonna love it.
    I retired from teaching six years ago. More time for devotions is one of the biggest perks. Time for writing is another, as is volunteering.

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  2. This is wonderful Cindy, I see the LORD slowing down your life, clearing the path for the adventures He has in store for you. Who but HIm knows what it will be but I do know our Almighty God doesn’t do coincidences. All this, all at once, clearing the way for the glorious road ahead. Praise the LORD. Thank you for sharing this with us all because you don’t know how many out there are going through the same. LORD, thank You for continuing to bless Cindy, and to use her for Your good will 🙂 Amen.

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  3. Thank you for this. I just found your blog! I have been experiencing change in my life for the past couple of years now. In 2017, our first son graduated from high school. Then last year our second son graduated from high school. Our daughter is going to be a Senior this fall in high school. Then we have a little blessing who is going to be 8 years old just days away. He will be in 2nd grade. I feel as if I am in two stages really. 🙂
    I have come to realize that I need to embrace the change, just as I am growing in the Lord. I love to reflect on the times when my children were preschoolers, but I then have to rejoice in the present.
    I look forward to reading more posts from you! I just found you today! God bless!

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