Seasons Change

By Deidra Riggs

May 26, 2019

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.

Ecclesiastes 3:1, KJV


Yesterday, I deleted my Facebook account.

It was time.

Different covered leaves on a stringI opened my Facebook account on October 9, 2009. It was fun. I met a lot of wonderful people on the social media site, and many of my friendships today are the result of crossing paths on Facebook. In fact, you and I have connected because of Facebook.

I began writing publicly in 2008, on a little website that people called a “blog.” My blog posts were automatically posted to Facebook and those posts connected me to other writers. Eventually, I was invited to contribute as part of a team of writers exploring the intersection of faith and work. One thing led to another and, quite wonderfully, I was invited to share a few words from time to time here at Life for Leaders.

Your encouragement of me as a writer and thinker has been kind and generous. Thank you so much for our conversations, your gentle words of challenge, and your constancy in showing up each month to engage with the devotions I have written. I am grateful.

As you’ve probably guessed, I want to tell you the time has come for me to move on. I feel a tender prompting in my soul to step away from Life for Leaders as a writer, and spend time as a reader of the words shared by other writers. The decision is mine, alone.

For me, this season is complete. It has been a gift and honor to share this space with you.

Something to Think About:

Is there something in your life that has come to an end? How do you feel about it?

Something to Do:

Listen to this song, then share it with someone special to you.


“The Lord bless you

and keep you;

the Lord make his face shine on you

and be gracious to you;

the Lord turn his face toward you

and give you peace.”

(Numbers 6:24-26)


Explore more at the Theology of Work Project online
Timing (Eccl 3:1-4:6)

Deidra Riggs

Writer & Author

Deidra Riggs is a national speaker, an editor, and the founder and host of Jumping Tandem: The Retreat, a bi-annual event for writers, authors, and entrepreneurs. She is a storyteller who creates safe space for navigating...

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