Some News . . .

About a year ago, I applied for a position that was far away, improbable, and logistically out of reach but seemed too good not to try for. A few steps into the process, however, it became evident that my husband and I would not be able to relocate at that time. So we considered it a pass, and stayed put.

But that has since changed.

I spent last week in Winter Park, Florida, getting set up for my new job as Content Development Editor at RELEVANT magazine, the same position I hoped for a year ago.

The process leading up to this decision with my husband was difficult and complex, as every life-uprooting decision is, but after we determined that there are opportunities in Florida for both of us, and that we are up for a challenge especially when we believe the challenge will be equally rewarding, we decided to take the leap.

In this swell of change, I’m grateful for a husband who loves and supports me in my pursuits and passions, the opportunity to serve on a great and talented team who I believe is not only speaking into culture but shaping it, and the striking grace of being able to make a living with words.

For you, for us, for all of us in our daily work, this is my prayer:

Almighty God our heavenly Father, you declare your glory and show forth your handiwork in the heavens and in the earth: Deliver us in our various occupations from the service of self alone, that we may do the work you give us to do in truth and beauty and for the common good; for the sake of him who came among us as one who serves, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(U.S. Book of Common Prayer, “For Vocation in Daily Work,” (1979), p. 261)

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  • Lore Ferguson

    So excited for you, Steph! This is great news and you’re going to do an amazing job, I can’t wait already. So much blessing on you as you go =) 

  • Adele Chapman

    Congratulations! You’ll be great.

  • HopefulLeigh

    Wow! Congratulations, Steph. I look forward to seeing what happens next for you.

  • Ed_Cyzewski

    Congrats. Did you upload a new Twitter pic celebration? ;)

  • Rebeccapricejanney

    This is wonderful news!  I’m so happy for you and look forward to future updates.  May God bless you both abundantly, beyond all that you ask or think!

  • Bethany Suckrow

    Awesome! So exciting and well-deserved. Blessings and prayers to you in this change of life. <3

  • suzannah {the smitten word}

    congrats! so excited you you:) blessings on your move. i know community and hospitality and deep roots will follow.

  • joe at

    Congratulations! That’s awesome!

  • Addie Zierman

    Congratulations! Hope it will be a wonderful change for you both.

  • Sarah Koci Scheilz

    Steph! Congratulations! So excited for you and can’t wait to see what you do in your new role. :)

  • Christie Purifoy

    Congratulations! What an adventure. It seems we’ll be trading places (in a way). In a few weeks we say goodbye to Florida for a new life in eastern Pennsylvania.

  • Ryan Huber

    Congratulations Steph; my wife Jess and I have been rooting for you over here at Culturemaker(s). You are an honest and positive presence on the dark and smelly heights of the intervebs…anyway, Jess and I relate to the big move you are about to make with your husband, as we did it once from South Florida to Boston, and are about to do it again from Boston to Los Angeles. If you need any Winter Park tips, our contributor Ryan Collman and his wife Lauren have been there for a few years . Keep doing what you’re doing and Godspeed.

  • Kamille

    Congratulations Steph!  What a wonderful opportunity for you & your husband.  I love these types of stories as I see God sprinkling goodness around when we least expect it.  

    PS thanks for the prayer as well, hits a entering labor chord with me.

  • devotionaldiva

    Congrats Stephanie. I’m SO excited for you!!!

  • Angela

    Congratulations, Stephanie! Happy for you!

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  • Kennisha

    That’s such wonderful news, Stephanie!!! Congratulations!!!! Praying all the best for you all on your new adventure!! :)