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Seasons Change

May 26, 2019 • Life for Leaders

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.

Prayer:

“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)

Amen.

Explore more at the Theology of Work Project online
commentary:
Timing (Eccl 3:1-4:6)
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10 thoughts on “Seasons Change

  1. Deborah D— Vermont reader says:

    Good bye Dierdra— your voice has been an important one in Life for Leaders. Thank you for nudging us ever so gently and personally.God bless you in your new endeavors.

  2. Sondra Murphy says:

    I will miss you and your words, but I understand. Blessings always and forever.

  3. Dave says:

    Farewell (for now) Deidre… I remain confident that I/we will hear more from you. You have been a profound blessing to me. If the awfulness of social media’s underbelly has caused you wounds that led to this choice, I am very very sorry. Whatever prompted you, I pray you are led forth in grace, peace, courage and power.

  4. Kathy Olsem says:

    Deidre, I am sorry you are leaving because you are my favorite writer ! I am happy for you to make a choice that was most likely difficult to make. May God continue to guide you in everthing! Thank you for all your words that have guided me. Peace be with you.

  5. Nancy from California says:

    I pray God will bless you richly in the next steps on your journey. Thank you for sharing His love with us.

  6. Zandra Wilson says:

    I’m have so enjoyed your articles as they were a good balance to the Life For Leaders. I will miss you and wish the very best in continuing God’s work.

  7. Mike says:

    You’ve made a difference, and I am sure you will continue to do so. May God richly bless you in this new season!

  8. Barry Birr says:

    God bless you, Deidra, for the blessing you have been to me and countless other readers of these devotions.

  9. joearnett4382 says:

    Thanks for your contributions to Life for Leaders Deidra. I have enjoyed reading them. Best wishes on your new endeavors.

  10. Patrik Bergström says:

    Deidra, you will be missed. Thanks for sharing from your very personal angle and perspective.

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