Change Is In The Air

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

This past month has been full of changes for our family. We’ve gone from a home barely big enough to contain us all, to a home with enough bedrooms for everyone and TWO, yes two bathrooms! That’s monumental for a family of six! We’re also now on 5 acres of land with 3 cows πŸ™‚ One side of our property is new development, the rest is country. So we have the best of both worlds! Our next door neighbor is an AWESOME friend who I could not have made this move without. She was a tremendous help through it all! And still is.

My husband is changing jobs one week from today. And all four of my kids are now in school – one is only half day but that’s three hours a day to write in quiet that I never had before!

I was asked to be the guest speaker at a women’s retreat in April. While it has me shaking in my skin, I’m also nervously excited about this opportunity and floored that they would even honor me with this request. So prayers are seriously requested as I prepare to really listen to what God wants to come out of my mouth!

My mom had 4 inches of melanoma removed from her arm this month. She’s now cancer free. Praise God for that but please keep her in your prayers. Her mother died from melanoma.

My brother won his last two MMA fights and turned thirty! Big changes in the air for him. I enjoy seeing him have his dreams come true, even if I wish his dreams contained less blood!

So that is some of the reasons I’ve been missing in action. God’s got change in the air where I am. How about you? Are you also going through a season of change, good or bad?

I’d also like to ask you something on a more personal level. When things are going well for you, do you look for the other shoe to drop? Or are you able to focus on the goodness and bask in it for a while?


  1. Glad for the update my dear, was wondering what was going on! Keeping you and your family in our prayers. Challenges, busy seasons and getting ready for winter on the farm has kept me more quiet than usual! I have learned that there is ALWAYS another shoe, but God holds it and lets it drop in His time for His reasons so I celebrate and pray, then when we face challenges we work hard and pray and sometimes it’s just waiting upon the Lord and praying. So happy that things are going well for you in your new place with new friends and new opportunities! Bright blessings!
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  2. Wow! Congratulations on all the changes! I love the picture in the post as well! I too am in the process of change. As a matter of fact during an interview today the interviewer told me she did not think I sounded ready to work yet! I was thinking of you, actually as I have been going through a transition which is bringing up past feelings: vulnerability, rejection, fear and trust issues. I am so glad your circumstances are leveling a bit- I know by your FB ( or lack) posts it has been busy as you have been settling in. Best wishes in your new place! In His Grace, Dawn (MDD)
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  3. Wow. It’s like you read my mind at the end there. I am always waiting for the other shoe to drop. God blesses me tremendously, but I normally assume it’s temporary. Certainly He wouldn’t choose to enrich me on an ongoing basis. How backwards of me. Thanks for the question. It helped me re-focus my energy.

  4. Had to read this since I posted “a call to change” yesterday and my good friend Pam Manners posted “A change in direction” in her blog yesterday…yes, change is in the air for sure πŸ™‚ Congrats on your new home and new opportunities. I know how nerve wracking being a retreat speaker can be – and I did it as a team with 2 others! I also know what a blessing it is as you study to prepare and how much God will speak to your heart! You’ll be in my prayers as well as your mom. As to your last question…I bask…although when the next thing comes along it tends to take me off guard each time because I thought everything was going so well!!
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  5. Lots of changes going on for you these days, Mel, but I like your attitude – for the most part, they seem all for the good. Our great big God is with us through every single one, and yes, many prayers for your speaking engagement next spring! How exciting for you πŸ™‚
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  6. I would love to have an acre. 5 times that and I don’t know what I would do!

    I don’t think I wait for the other shoe to drop… I don’t have much of a problem enjoying the moment when things are going well, but when they aren’t, I think I worry too much about how much worse it could get. This year has been kind of tough on my family, but supernatural joy has kept us going.
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  7. Exciting times for you & your family! And that is so great about your mum being cancer-free now!

    I guess I am going through change – I just moved back to uni for my second year, and now I’m living in a house with friends rather than uni halls with strangers. So far, so fantastic! I think generally when things are going well I’m able to enjoy it, although with a small part of me always knowing that it won’t last forever and wondering what will go wrong and well. But it is a small part of me, and I think that’s probably healthy, so I’m not completely destroyed when things do get hard for a while πŸ™‚
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