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Changing Jobs

changing jobs – knowing, trusting, and expectantly waiting

Nearly five years ago, Chad and I took a huge risk in closing my private practice so I could focus on speaking and workshops.

It was challenging and scary there for a long while, and it turns out that stepping onto the water is required for God to provide more than you can imagine.

In just 9 days, yes, I made Chad a paper chain, we step into another risk as Chad walks away from his current position.

The only things we’re sure of right now are that he will take an eight-week Sabbatical, at least (probably more with my current speaking schedule in May), and that God will provide more than we can imagine, even if we aren’t sure how yet.

We appreciate your prayers as Chad rests, recoups, and, yes, works on that creekside cabin of ours finally (we know you’ve been impatiently waiting for before and after pics).

Whether there is a new position for him with another organization (bc seriously #chadsthebest) or God provides through my work, we are stepping onto the water afraid and brave and, most of all, knowing, trusting, and expectantly waiting to see what God is preparing for us.


Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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