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Transitional Friday: Dealing with Multiple Life Changes at one time

Transitional Friday: Dealing with Multiple Life Changes at one time

        I’ve been sharing some of my life changes lately. I had several life changes in finding a new job and relocating to a new area. Some lessons I’ve learned are: Embrace the situation It is natural to be nervous, but keep moving forward.  Anything and place that is new is scary, until you have experienced that situation or area. Learning anything new takes time—be patient with yourself. An elephant must be eaten one bite at a…

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Transitional Friday: 5 Lessons When Life Changes

Transitional Friday: 5 Lessons When Life Changes

      Life is full of changes, both good and bad.  The one thing that is inevitable is things will not stay the way they are. So how do we deal with these changes? Allow yourself to feel the emotion—whether good or bad go through the process. Find a way towards contentment—I’ve had times when I struggled with contentment and it made me and everyone around me miserable. Find the positive in the change—if the change is a result…

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Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons from Starting Over

Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons from Starting Over

  I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve had to start over.   The reasons for this are varied, but include moving, divorce, starting a new job, returning to college, etc. With the new year here, we are all making new resolutions.   Often this includes losing weight.  Yet, two weeks later we’ve given up.   New resolutions are all part of starting over and learning new ways and techniques to improve ourselves. Starting over can be exciting when thinking…

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Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons When Moving to a New Area

Transitional Friday: 7 Lessons When Moving to a New Area

        I recently had a friend that moved across country.   Making such a move is a huge undertaking. While, she and her family were excited about the move, there were also adjustments that had to be taken into account. Learning the cultural differences—even in the United States various areas have different cultures, depending on if you are in the southeast, Northeast, southwest, North west or California coasts. Learning the new area—this includes the roads, restaurants, stores, etc….

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Transitional Friday: Home is where Heart is

Transitional Friday: Home is where Heart is

For years I was unhappy with where I was living.  I did not want to be there.  I was fighting a spiritual battle, between what I wanted and what God wanted for my life. There were times when the situation weighted so heavily on my heart that it gnawed away at me and I became angry. Then a few months ago, God opened amazing doors for a new job in a new city an hour away. I realized during this…

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Transitional Friday: 9 Lessons I learned from Life Transitions

Transitional Friday: 9 Lessons I learned from Life Transitions

    For over three years I searched for a new job.  I also prayed about a place to live. God finally answered both of these prayers at the same time. When circumstances changed and life began to turn around, I was surprised by the mixture of feelings I experienced. I was excited for the changes and opportunities ahead of me, but scared to death to be taking such a huge step into the unknown. I was moving from what…

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Transitional Friday: When God Answers Prayers

Transitional Friday: When God Answers Prayers

        I’ve discussed discouragement and waiting for God, but eventually He will answer? However, what happens once you finally have prayers answered? I’ve had prayers answered that showed me this was not God’s will for my life and took me down a dark path.  I’ve also had prayers answered that only God could orchestrate and proved this was God’s will for my life. Thank God for answered prayers Ask God if this is His will for my…

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