There Is A Time For Everything

It’s moving day! There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1

There really is a time for everything. Life is a constant state of fluctuation. There are times to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,  a time to plant and a time to uproot.

All these things are part of God’s plan for our lives, and we can trust that He will give us the strength to endure whatever season we are in.

When we moved into this house, we had been through several difficult years. Wayne and I were broken and hurt, and this house became a home for healing. It was like a salve for our souls. It has been more than a home; it’s been a place we met with Jesus, and He helped heal us from the wounds of life.

This home has been filled with so much joy. Claire and Caroline (our granddaughters) were both born while we lived in this house, and Colt was only six years old when we moved in.

We have had so many after-church Sunday dinners filled with laughter and the best afternoon naps!

We’ve had lots of cookouts, family get-togethers, and Christmas sleepovers.

There have been Easter egg hunts.

And lots of morning snuggles when Colt, Claire, and Caroline stayed the night.

Our sweet Sania (my sister’s daughter) was baptized in our swimming pool. This is a picture of my sister and her family in our home the day Sania was baptized.

I’ve stared out our front windows and watched the sunrise more times than I can count. Every time I was reminded of God’s faithfulness and how He paints such a beautiful sky.

This house has been a home filled with love, and I will hold all the memories close to my heart.

Today, we move all our things out, and I pray the next family will love this home as much as we have loved it.

We’re off to a new chapter, a new home. Lord, bless our new house; make it a home with a welcoming feel, and let it overflow with love. Amen and Amen.

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  1. I am getting ready to move to my last house. Just a stone’s throw down the road from my childhood home and I tried desperately to make it happen before my dad passed away. It will be the first time that my husband and I both move in together (military and we always moved in separately, one of us always arrived before the other). The oldest daughter has moved on and the youngest is off to college next fall but we are building a home with the future grands in mind. There is a season for everything…..My God be in your home and in your heart always!

  2. God Bless you!
    The good thing about trusting God is the fact that we know He is in control of every aspect of our lives. I am a single mother of 2 young adults. My journey has been easy but I have seen how God is been faithful with my kids and myself .And I know that this maybe a season of change, God is has more good thing in store for you and your family. The reason I trust God is because I know who He is! God Bless you, Praying for you!

  3. Bless you. I am not a good mover; moved once in 39 years of marriage so I can’t imagine leaving my home. But this sounds like it was your choice and I pray that your new house feels like home quickly. I know you will make it beautiful on the inside and out. Enjoy the journey. God has a plan!

  4. Prayers for you and Wayne. Change is hard, even when it’s good change. God definitely sets seasons in our lives, and He gives us what we need for each one. Your home is beautiful and was perfect for this last season. I hope your next home is an equally perfect fit for the next. I was struggling with a move many years ago and found this verse. “Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations.” It really helped me, especially when I realized it was written by Moses, who spent a large portion of his life in tents in the wilderness with no permanent home. There’s a cliche about a house doesn’t make a home, it’s the people in it. But for us as believers, this verse helped me realize God is our home, and He is with us wherever we go. Prayers for a smooth transition and a happy new home. 🙏🏻💕 Can’t wait to see pics!

  5. I sure understand becoming attached to a place where receiving healing from being hurt and broken, I’m a PK, my father pastored most of my life and unfortunately that can bring a lot of hurt. May God bless you and your family in this new season, the best is yet to come!

  6. Hi Cyndi
    The home you’re leaving is gorgeous, and glad you had the memories there over the years! You are so brave to do this! I don’t know if you shared why you’re leaving there? In a few years and I retire we’re going to leave our home here in California. We built it ourselves 20 years ago in the country and I can just imagine how you feel. not sure of where to determined to leave when the time comes will be checking out. Several states if I am around in Kentucky maybe you would meet me? I’ll be retiring as a dental hygienist after 30 years. I probably have six more years to go. I hope the move goes, smooth, and can’t wait to see it finished!

  7. I feel like we are living parallel lives sometimes, We, too, are moving after being in our home for 22 years. Our house went on the market last week. We’ve been sorting and purging. So many memories. Both of our children got engaged here, our daughter had her wedding reception here, our granddaughter’s first birthday party was here, as well as so many family Thanksgivings, picnics and celebrations. We also brought my father home to pass from here into the Lord’s hands. This was difficult, but such a privilege to be able to be with him during his transition into the eternal. It is hard to let go, but I know God has more in store for us, and for you and your lovely family. Wishing you all the best, always. Shannon

  8. Such a beautiful post, Cyndi. It is hard to let go but you have so many wonderful memories. I love your prayer for the new home. May it also have wonderful memories and a story of its own. God bless you as you move forward to the next chapter!

  9. Such sweet sentiment and beautifully written words! You made me teary… I can’t wait to see pictures of your new home and all your plans for it!

  10. Beautiful post Cyndi. I sure can relate. So thankful your home was a haven of rest and healing for you & Wayne. You blessed others by sharing your home & I know your grands love to stay at your house too! Keep shining for Jesus – ministry is exhausting but Jesus is always faithful to renew. I know you know that because you have experienced it over & over! Your new home will be blessed as well with the spirit of love, laughter, & His blessing! Enjoy this season & wishing you many more beautiful memories!💕

  11. Well, you made me cry 😭. I remember when you moved into this home after selling your other one and living in an apartment for a time. It is a beautiful home and I’m certain your new one will be just as beautiful- your heart is beautiful so how could it not be.
    Wishing blessings and many family memories to come.

  12. Cyndi, it was the presence of the Lord that made this home feel so special and so welcoming. His Spirit is alive in you and will go with you as you make your new house your home. I pray God will bless your new home with the same spirit of hospitality because of the gift that He has given you and that all who enter feel welcome and the presence of the Lord.
    When we moved from the home where we raised our children to our current home, we left flowers and a note for the new family telling them that be were praying our home would be a blessing to them, too. It was still hard, and i definitely cried.

  13. Wishing you much love and happiness in your new home. May God bless, protect, and provide peace in this next chapter.

  14. Hey Cyndi..this was my mom’s favorite bible verse😉 I just cleaned out my parents home of 50+ years. Even though my parents and siblings are all gone now it was bittersweet. I wouldn’t have missed the opportunity to revisit all those memories. Knowing another family bought the house and will be creating their own memories is what keeps me moving forward. Tomorrow is a new day, cherish ever moment😊🙏

  15. Cyndi, you’re so sweet and a blessing each day, Lord, please guide, protect and bless Cyndi and her family as they embark on this new chapter and season, amen..

  16. I got a little emotional seeing pics and reading about time in the house. I know this next house will be filled with good memories also. Look forward to your journey there. God bless.

  17. Cyndi,

    Some times it’s hard to move to the next chapter/season in life and leave what we are familiar with, but be assured God is right there with you. I know you’ll make so many new memories and have so much laughter in your new home, it will soon feel like you’d always been there!!! Can’t wait to see how you decorate it!!☺️
    Be safe and don’t over do it!

  18. God bless your family . Hope your new home brings many more wonderful memories and blessings.

  19. Lord a pray a blessing over Cyndi, her precious family. May Your love fill their new home as they begin this new season.

  20. May you and your family be just as blessed in your new home! I always enjoy your posts and seeing pictures of your sweet family! I look forward to seeing your new “digs” – how you decorate it and fill it with love.

  21. Happy Sunday!
    Thanks you for sharing your story. Your post are always so inspiring.
    Blessing to you and your family 🙏🏻❤️

  22. I wish you all the best in your move. Hope your new house will bring you and your family joy, happiness and above all good health. Thank you for all you do.

  23. I love your sweet God filled blog. You’re such a positive light in a sometimes dark and hard world. Thank you for sharing hus light and yours with us. I have moved many times and this post resonated with me. Many blessings to you and your next journey!

  24. Love you Wayne and Cyndi. Glen and I have discovered that some chapters of life are harder than others as well, but as you know God is so faithful. I do not know how people do life without Him! Thanks for sharing your heart. You have always been so real—one of the many things I love about you.

    1. Cyndi,

      May the Lord bless you in your new home. Thanks for sharing pictures and all. May the Lord strengthened you as you begin this new chapter in your life. I am sure your home will be beautiful.

  25. Happy moving day! I have moved many times as well. The last house was especially difficult to move out of; my kids graduated HS and my husband passed away in that house. I cherish the good and the hard memories. Thank you for a beautiful post today. I am feeling especially close to God today as you have reminded me home is where the heart is

  26. Blessings to you and Wayne. I’ve been feeling the Lord too is saying it’s time to move. Although I don’t know how yet. And on top of it all just lost my job of almost 20 years. Somehow I know God’s hand is on all of this and I am almost hopeful in seeing where this takes me and my family.

  27. As I move thru the morning searching for God’s
    Direction on my day I read your email which usually doesn’t come on Sunday, I found that beautiful scripture and your wonderful words of inspiration. Thank you

  28. Awww So! So! Happy on your new chapter; The Lord Your God Will be With You Wherever You Go-Joshua 1:9 that’s a Promise right from Gods Word. Also want to Thank You, for sharing from your heart. Super Excited to see whats on the new page of this chapter. Blessings from Hot Arizona

  29. Wishing you the best. We are leaving California today for Nebraska so we can be close to our son and family again. We were in our home for 35 years. Loads of love and family memories. Looking forward to making more in our new home.

    1. I live in Northern California and we are considering moving to Omaha! Our son and his wife live there. I would love to keep in touch with you and hear how your transition goes. I’ve lived in CA all my life, and I don’t know if I can do the move. We still have put youngest at home and we don’t want her in CA schools…even the private ones are so “Woke” now. All the best as you open your new chapter.

  30. My husband and I have lived in 5 housed over 43 years of marriage. Each new house I know is what God planned for us. I am now a grandmother of 3 and This house we are in now will be the last move. I make sure memories are made every day.

  31. You take your home with you when you leave a house. You will have wonderful new memories as you make your new house your home. God Bless!

  32. Praying for you and your new home. Please pray for hubs and me, too.
    Prayers for a call and God’s provision.

    1. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I hope all goes smoothly with your move and and you love your new home!!

  33. Sending you best wishes for a stress free move and lots of love and laughter with so many new, happy memories in your new home! May God continue to bless the Spivey’s!

  34. Such a beautiful post. Thanks so much for sharing your story. I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you do with your new house.

  35. Praying blessings on you & your entire family as you move. I pray for fabulous neighbors, influence, opportunity & much love to bloom and flow over!!

  36. Best wishes in your new home! So many wonderful memories but your blessings in your family will be with you wherever you go. You’re a wonderful person.

  37. Love your heart felt post today! I get attached to places also and felt exactly the same when we moved from the house we built & I was the one on the job everyday handling the contractors and subs. I loved every minute of it and it felt like I was leaving a piece of myself behind. That was over 10 years ago and I am fine. You like you said & know in your heart , will be too as memories can’t be erased from your heart & new ones in a new place will be made. You will be so busy I promise unpacking and feathering your new nest as they say , you wont have time to mourn the old. I am so happy you found a place that better suits you two and I wish you the most happiness you & your husband deserve. Congratulations & can’t wait to see your new home!!!

  38. Thank you for sharing your story! God has truly changed your lives and hearts and shown you a blessed life and home! I can’t wait to see and hear this next chapter!❤️

  39. I’m new to the block here. Your home that you’re leaving is lovely! Are you downsizing or moving to another area? Are you a full time blogger and what does your husband do? I’ll try to look at older posts and get up to speed. Good luck with your move. Will you post pics of your new home?

  40. What a beautiful post! You without a doubt have created so much love, hope, faith and blessings in your house as I’m sure you will in your new home. May God continue to bless your home and your family and special blessings and thankfulness to you for sharing your thoughts, emotions, and your family with your followers.

  41. Beautiful post. Made me teary eyed. I felt your emotions. Prayers for you all as you transition to your new home to make new wonderful memories. We have been in our home 32 yrs and it would be very emotional if we moved too. Lots of family memories. I guess you have to move to purge good. I’m still trying to get my adult kids to take things like their school memorabilia. Lol. They like me to store it. Lol. Blessings for your day.

    1. Blessings Cyndi for your new chapter and new home with your family!! God’s got you like he Always has and he will make sure you’ll have New memories and wonderful sunrises in your new home , He is with You!!
      You Are A Child Of The Most High God!!
      Enjoy the journey!! Hugs and blessings

  42. I woke up thinking about you today, knowing it is you moving day. My husband and I are in the process of moving as well. Ours is an involuntary move decided by our landlord wanting to sell the house. It is a tough season for us but I am looking to God for guidance and peace. This post is one I will keep close to my heart. Best of luck in your new home. I can’t wait to see it and hear about the new memories you will make.

    1. I’m new to the block here. Your home that you’re leaving is lovely! Are you downsizing or moving to another area? Are you a full time blogger and what does your husband do? I’ll try to look at older posts and get up to speed. Good luck with your move. Will you post pics of your new home?

  43. Wishing you all the best! I’ve also have moved a lot .. each time I have looked at it as an adventure. Moving comes with a lot of work to make it your own but I find that very exciting!

  44. Congratulations, Cyndi on moving to your new home! My husband and I have just moved into a new home as well and are excited about making some changes here and there to make it our own. I’m excited to see your future posts with you styling cute outfits in your beautiful new surroundings! Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of your family!

  45. What a beautiful post Cyndi! I agree with all you say here. We’ve moved a lot. Once the house is empty of our things, I always take a moment on my own to go through every room and remember all the good and also the sad times. I’m sure your new house will be a home in no time.
    Your grands are so cute! I also want to mention that sunrise….breathtaking! Good luck with all the boxes 🙁

  46. I totally get you Cyndy. We moved to the city one and half year ago from living at our lake home for 18 years. with my husband aging and tons of steps and a gigantic hill we had to use each day. It was wiser for us to come back to town to stay the rest of our days. It was so so sad leaving our home. But it served it purpose and I’m grateful for all the memories I made there. Thinking of you on this emotional day💗

  47. Aww. I can only imagine the emotions you’re going through. We’ve lived in this house for 35 years. All the grandchildren were born while we were in this house we do have had many sleep overs, teenage parties, youth groups from our church. I just about every holiday gathering through these years. My husband got sick and passed away while we were here in the house. Now I’m by myself and I just can’t seem to part with that I know someday I will have to live in a much smaller space. God bless y’all in your new home as he has blessed you in the one you’re moving from

  48. So many blessings and memories to take with you. So glad you posted this, it has brought me to my favorite rocker on the patio with my journal to capture memories we have made in this home. Things I want to always remember💗

  49. Best of luck with your move. Wishing you as many good memories in your new home as you made in the one you’re leaving. 💜

  50. Beautiful way to memorialize this past season and to anticipate the next!! Blessings on your family and the future!!

  51. Hi Cyndi! What a beautiful and bittersweet post. God Bless you & Wayne in your new home. Because of you both your home will quickly fill with love and overflow with joy!
    All the best!

  52. Beautiful post and family! The sunrise is awesome. I am sure you’ve had so many reflections of God’s goodness and faithfulness right there! I can totally relate to your post! We just moved to a new house and we love it but definitely sad moments in the transition. Blessings to you on your new home!

  53. Prayers for you and Wayne as you make the physical move today and the emotional one too! So many new adventures to experience and more incredible memories to make,. So full of gratitude to you for sharing and blessing my life daily, Cyndi.💗💗

  54. Wishing you and Wayne the very best in your new home Cyndi. Praying that you will have a new home full of love and laughter. Take care on your move.

  55. Such beautiful words from a beautiful heart. Praying our Lord’s abundant blessings on you & Wayne, your family, and all who enter your new home. May the peace of Christ be with you all as you continue to walk in His grace and purposes.

  56. Good morning!
    I remember when you moved in that home. You have changed the cabinets and put many beautiful touches in that home. It seemed so fitting for you and Wayne. Where are moving to? I hope you and your family are well and not moving due to any crisis. Love I’m Christ, Laney

  57. What a sweet post. Thanks for sharing your heart about moving. Praying for the presence of the Lord to fill your new home and that this move advances His kingdom in your lives and those God brings to you.

  58. When we moved into our current home I had all the feelings like you have expressed today! But now we’ve been here 17 years and so many new memories have been created!
    It sounds like you were in your current home for that season that you and Wayne were both in! Now God has something new for you both.
    A house is just a house it’s the people and memories that make it a home.

  59. May God protect and bless you all in the new home adventure. He has blessed you with the ability to make any house a home. I know in my heart it will be a beautiful, loving and comfortable place for all that enter. ❤️🙏

  60. That was beautiful to read and it made me cry. I too will be leaving my home but heading into some rough waters. In spite of that my house was a wonderful place for my children to grow up, so on to a new young family to enjoy it. I know God has my back so I move forward in faith. Good luck to you in your new home and may the Lord continue to shine on you and your family. Btw, I love reading your daily content and watching your Instagram clips. You are an inspiration.

  61. I felt the same way when we moved into our current home. God is faithful and he will provide many opportunities to make new memories with your family. Enjoy each moment he provides.

  62. Very sweet post Cyndi. Houses are made of nails and sticks. Memories are forever in your heart. Hold them there and move on to new memory making with your sweet family.

    1. Cyndi we all have been touched by your post today as it reaches into our heart and soul. We feel you glancing back but looking forward. May our Good Lord continue to Bless you and your family wherever you are.

    2. Good morning!
      I remember when you moved in that home. You have changed the cabinets and put many beautiful touches in that home. It seemed so fitting for you and Wayne. Where are moving to? I hope you and your family are well and not moving due to any crisis. Love I’m Christ, Laney

  63. Many years ago our family made a move away from family. Although we felt the Lord leading us, we felt we were on shaky ground. The most important lesson He taught me was that no matter the walls that surround me, HE is there. We cannot be separated from Him by time or space. He is my true home and therefore I can be happy wherever He leads. God bless your move!

  64. Thank you for this word today! It is just what I needed! My husband & I are in a new season of becoming empty nesters! Just moved our youngest daughter out of state! We have done our job of raising our children! Wow! In every season God has been faithful! I look forward to what He has for us!🙌💖😊

  65. Cyndi – such a beautiful tribute to what God blessed you with … everything is a ‘season’. We can choose to see the blessings from each season, it will give us peace when we decide to see how God has blessed us. May your next season continue to be filled with love and joy.

  66. Cyndi, your post was filled with a little sadness but lots of good memories. As you said, you’re beginning a new chapter in your life. May you&Wayne have lots of joy, love, and many, many years in your new home. A beginning for many more good memories!

  67. Wishing you all the best joy and love in your new home. Change is not always easy, but I’m sure as the days go by, you’ll feel settled and refreshed.

  68. May God bless you in your new home- your post was part of my devotion this morning and gave me joy and gratitude.

  69. Cyndi,
    Powerful read! My heart felt your memories come
    alive. We all have those crossroads in life that seem bittersweet. Tears of joy for the future mixed with the memories of the past. Beautiful how God works in our lives & the journeys he travels alongide us! I’m super excited to see this new place come alive with His presence as you continue to use this platform for Him.

  70. Cyndi, Wishing you the very best in your new home. I’m sure it will be just as beautiful as this one and that many new memories will be made. May the Lord bless this time of moving and give you all the peace and comfort you need…plus a lot of energy. 😉


  71. Such a beautiful post! God’s heart spoken through your words. I pray for your transition to a new home, As we are starting on a journey to a new home ourselves, your story so touched me. May God bless you and keep you, make His face to shine upon you, and give you peace.

    1. Moving is such a transition and it was a sweet blessing to read your post this morning. Prayers for an easy settling in time as you make your new house a home for your family!

    2. Your thoughts touched my heart. I hope your move goes smoothly, and I look forward to seeing what you do with your new home!

    3. I am excited for you and your new home. I know it’s sad when you close that door one last time and then to drive away, but what a joy opening the door to the new memories to be made. We are closing on our new home this Friday. Sending love and prayers to you all.

  72. Such a beautiful post Cyndi. Thank you for sharing your memories, your family and your love for Jesus with all of us. I know you will make wonderful new memories in your new home too. Praying all goes well today and God blesses both you & Wayne during this new chapter of your lives. Have an awesome day! 🙏🏻✝️🤗

  73. Praying for you on moving day and in all the days to come. Carry with you in your heart the memories made in the home you are lovingly passing on to the next family. Blessings.