Behold, I Am Doing A New Thing

  “Let every word you speak be drenched with grace and tempered with truth and clarity.”  

                                                                   Col. 4:6


Hello, my friends. It’s been a while since I posted anything and I wanted to let you know the reason why.

 Today I am launching a life and spiritual coaching business.

After months of prayer, study and hard work I passed all my oral and written testing and credentialing to become a Life and Spiritual Coach.

Behold, I am doing a new thing.

This new thing has been about 4 years in the making. Four years ago I didn’t even know what a life coach was, until one of my sons told me one day, “Mom, you should be a life coach. You’d be great at it, it’s what you’ve been doing your whole life. Might as well make a career of it.”

So…. delighted that my son thought this about me- I researched, prayed and even went so far as to apply and get accepted to the Life Coach program at Liberty University.

But something didn’t feel right with me. I felt the Lord say that now wasn’t the time. I withdrew my application and continued on with my part time nursing job, which I loved. And I didn’t think about coaching again.

Enter Florida.



If you follow this blog, you know about our ping-pong life between Maryland and Florida almost weekly. My hub and I have chosen to embrace this new season of our life and we loving refer to it as “the long commute”.

Side by side we eat Chipotle dinner at the airport, wait at the gate, fly 2 hours, wait for Uber in Orlando…until we arrive late to our house.

It can be an exhausting gig.

And while there has been a lot of goodness in this new season of our life, I had a lot of alone time during the day, without family and my posse of gal pals. I got involved with a church in Florida, helping with a week VBS last summer and attended (most) of a winter women’s Bible study group.  But the back and forth travel doesn’t allow for regular commitments to serve in either Maryland or Florida. I felt disconnected and honestly, not useful.

I had always been able to serve in purposeful, fulfilling ways. But this was becoming increasingly difficult in our ping-pong life, which now includes Nashville.

Left out that little tidbit, didn’t I? That’s a story for another day.

That longing for purpose led me back to thinking about coaching.  So what started last fall becomes reality today. In my months of study, preparation and practice I have found the missing piece of me. I am so grateful. Grateful for the prompting from the Lord that the timing was now right and grateful to have been brave enough to do something so different from my life’s work of nursing. But, I guess maybe it’s not so different. It’s still helping people to be the best version of themselves, healthy and whole.

With the blessing of technology, I can work with clients wherever I am. In Orlando, or in Maryland I have the option of face to face, but I have had great experiences using FaceTime and the phone. It’s a whole new world, my midlife friends!

I’ll wrap up now, because I’d love for you to checkout my website, built by me (a middle age nurse, with help from a smart millennial gal in CA) and look around.  The link is at the end of this post.

I have 3 last things to share:

  1. Don’t think, my sweet midlife friends, that it’s too late to change your course in life. It’s amazing and life giving what we are still able to accomplish! Dream big and go for it. No regrets.
  2. I’d be honored if you feel like you could share this post and my new website. There are easy share buttons on the homepage and the blog pages. This helps boost my SEO ratings with Google and other search engines.
  3. Please pray for me. Pray that I can be wise and walk in this new endeavor with grace and peace.

To God be the glory!

My Life and Spiritual Coaching website is

The name of my business is Move Your Mind Up. I’ll tell you why I chose that next time.




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3 Responses to Behold, I Am Doing A New Thing

  1. Penny says:

    Stephanie, you are perfect for this new endeavor. Wise, kind, honest. That’s you. God bless you inmthis. I will be praying for you.

  2. praisehim420 says:

    As I was reading, I was thinking the same as your son. You were made for this. Think of all the wisdom and experience God has given you over the years in preparation for such a time as this. Your future clients have no idea the blessing you will be to them. Can’t wait to hear about Nashville. Love you, Debbie Zink

    Debbie Zink Sent from my iPhone


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