Friday, August 28, 2009


'For everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the sun'- Ecclesiastes 3:1

Dearest friends and faithful readers,

I write tonight to tell you of the changing of seasons in my life.  I am regularly awed by God's infinitely wise plan for me and my utter lack of ability to see the big picture. My time in Florida so far and my working life with Impact have been incredible.  God has done some serious work in my heart and I know this is only the beginning.  The level of blessing that each of my coworkers at A Woman's Place Ministries and Teen Impact have been in my personal and professional life is immeasurable.  

They have taught me more than I could ever hope to express to them.  They have loved me like I never thought possible in a work environment.  They have prayed me through personal and professional struggles and they have carried me through some intense times including a long and limbo filled off season for my family.

I certainly do not see the changing of seasons in my life as an end to my relationship and involvement there.  My family are long time supporters of the work that A Woman's Place does, even as they have also supported us.  The message of sanctity of human life is near and dear to my heart.  I now more than ever after working with the staff there believe in what they are doing and the need our city has for the hope and restoration they offer.

You can expect to see me support them in every possible way now and forever.  In fact, I already have in mind a new, higher goal for the Walk for Life this year! So I'm choosing not be to sad at the changing in my relationship there but to be excited for the great partnerships and friendships I still see ahead for us.

That being is with great joy that I announce to you the next season of my professional life.  I will be joining the Family First team on September the 14th.  My title there will be Administrative Assistant to the Director of Events and Operations.  Family First, not unlike A Woman's Place has had a special place in my heart and in the heart of my entire family for a great many years.  I love their mission and over the years have grown to love and adore their staff.  It is with much excitement for the open doors and God's direction that I am planning my transition into this new role.

For those of you who have walked me through the past few months you know that I have been challenged in my walk with the Lord to have faith in God's perfect plan for me.  As an expert decision maker I struggle when I find myself having to wait on the Lord for direction.  But I have clung over the past few months to Jeremiah 29:11 which promises that God knows the plans he has for me, and they are plans to prosper me.  

As I was offered and considered whether Child Protection Services was the right job for me and then later turned it down I continued to pray.  I knew God had a plan for me but I sensed some change coming.  Those of you who know me know that I tend to fight God on change.  I'm a bit of a control freak. : ]

But his plan and his timing have been perfect.  I believe he has great things in store for me.  I look forward to this new season and I am so thankful for my season at Impact.  I am blessed.


- this post accidently got deleted so I'm reposting and thank you to Josh for these kind words that I didn't mean to erase from the original post:

Becca, its great to read that you are open to what God has in store for you. It sounds like he's going to use you for great things in the near future! I'm happy for you! :) 


Pat said...

So sorry girl, but I do have to cry!! Really this is GOOD! Family First is an amazing organization, I love them and see this as a wonderful opportunity for you. We will miss you but will be close!
You know how much we love you Beautiful Becca!

Becca Christensen said...

Aww, your comment made ME cry. I already miss you. But I promise I'll be around lots and lots. I love YOU. I'm looking forward to many many more years in Tampa together.