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How to Embrace the Joy & Discomfort of a New Season

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About 5 years ago, in a season where I was beginning to experience discontent, a wise friend asked me a thought-provoking question. “If you could do anything you want, what would you do?”

I didn’t hesitate. Instead, this answer sprang from the depths of my heart, “I would get out from behind my desk!”

Now, friends, that’s a bit of a problem for a women who has been a writer and author for over 15 years. A writer’s place is most often in a silent room. Alone. Behind a desk with fingers flying over a keyboard.

Writing requires solitude and quiet.

The rub for me has been that I’m a people person who gets cabin fever in half a day. Yet, God gave me passion for each blog post. Every social media post. Three whole books. His grace on this thrilling ride has been fully sufficient, but now our good Father is giving me my wish.

He’s moving me from behind my desk into new adventures.

This post is to announce that I’m embracing a new season that includes an indefinite writing hiatus. It’s uncomfortable for me since “writer” has been so much of my identity, but it’s joy-filled too! The sadness for me comes in thinking about potentially losing touch with you, so I wanted to let you know some ways I’d still love to connect with you.


I started this communicator journey as a speaker, and it’s still my greatest joy. I LOVE being in the room (see… people person!). I also still have messages burning on my heart to share. It would be a great honor to speak at your church or for your event, and I’d be simply giddy to meet you in person.

If you’re interested in having me as a speaker or would like to recommend me to a leader you know, you can find my speaker info here. Also, feel free to email me at [email protected] with the contact information of an event planner you know. I’d be happy to do the leg-work and make contact with them.

Social Media

Although the Lord has taken me through a deep detox, I’ll be doing some micro-blogging on social media starting with a post today that’s been burning on my heart. I’ll post and share on Instagram and Facebook in the future, putting all our tender heart and strong voice principals into practice. Please follow me there if that’s a space you enjoy too.


Writing three books has been both a great struggle and a deep joy– such a weird and disconcerting combination! In the end of all the angst, though, these books are full of biblical lessons that I’m proud to share. If you’ve missed one of them, you can purchase a copy here.

How am I embracing this uncomfortable new season that holds so much uncertainty? I’m just taking the leap.

It’s the desire of my heart and the intent of my soul to proclaim the greatness of Jesus until the day I die.

Will I do it in print again? Maybe. But for now I hope you’ll join me… out from behind my desk!

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  1. Congratulations on following your heart. You know Who is guiding your heart and your steps. ????♥️

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      I do! I’m so blessed to have a faithful friend like you who reminds me and walks with me. Love you!

  2. Diana Price says:

    I will follow your message.God bless you on your new journey,❤️????

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Diana, I’m incredibly grateful to have your continuing support. Thank you!

  3. Carol L Byrd says:

    You know I’m always a fan of seeing where God uses you and takes you!!

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      And I’m always a fan of having you on the journey with me. Love you, friend!

  4. I love this! It is the encouragement I needed and the inspiration that I will follow! Thank you for the reminder that it is a natural struggle to put our identity in our roles and even a seasonal calling. Your work as a writer has had and will continue to have eternal kingdom growth! Thanks for sharing them.

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Thank you so much, sweet friend!

  5. Amy – I think that is perfect! What story does God have burning on your heart to share? Praying that He guides and directs you to many women. They will be blessed to hear his heart spoken through you!

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Thank you, Beth, for your sweet encouragement! I have so many messages to share of “listen, feel, do and speak” as lived through the life of Esther. God keeps showing me more, and I love it!

  6. What a beautiful testimony you’ve already given us of trusting the Lord, stepping into new adventures, and living with joy during every adventure – even the unknown ones! I look forward to seeing even more of you, dear friend, now that you’re not going to be stuck behind a desk. I’ll make it on one of those pilgrimages yet! Love you much ❤️.

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Love you back! Your encouragement always means the world to me.

  7. Dear , Rev.(Dr).& pastress , sister in Christ.( Mrs) Amy Carroll, praise the Lord o my Soul.praise the Lord .Amen ! Amen ! Tes ! sister Amy ‘ as & when i, feel joy & i’ll embrace , when it comes to the new season i’ll disomfort certainly, for instance/ eg. when facing the season is ‘ summer” & we know that how this summer season is all about i.e. Temperatures increases day by day heat waves if i, want to go out from the home , by wearing head cap & to carry along with water, to come out from the hottest heat waves as we experienced during summer season, some times the Temperature’ll touch the 50 degree’s Celsius & burning heat waves force us to stay in doors till the sunset .Then I, comfort in winter season then in the ” summer season ” .I, pray for your Family members too in peace and safestway.Blessings of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ’s be with you & all your Family members too in peace & safestway, you’ll be a speaker’s at different, praise the Lord,& I, Thank God .Thank you very very much madam. Thanking You With Warm Regards V BORRA REDDY Mobile Phone.#; 957- 316-1036

  8. Amy! Recently having had left a career I loved, very familiar with all that leads up to it and what it takes to actually do it. Very exciting you are following HIS leading and your heart’s desire. ❤️ Congratulations! Enjoy this next “chapter”!!

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Suze, it’s always nice to know I’m not alone in venturing out of my comfort zone. Thanks so much for your encouragement!

  9. Jane Ann Owwn says:

    I am so thrilled for you friend!!! I will be praying for your speaking journey. I know it will be amazing as you will bring so much of God’s love and joy to so many!!!

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Thank you, thank you, sweet Jane Ann!!!

  10. Michele Oleary says:

    Cheering you in, Amy! You are an amazing communicator and I am thrilled to have read your words, listened to your podcast, and now going on a pilgrimage with you in September. Thank you for sharing your next steps, very exciting.

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Thanks so much for your support, Michele! Looking forward to our Italian adventure in Sept!

  11. Victoria Eubank says:

    I love the honesty and inspiration you provide. God Bless you in your new journey. It’s exciting to see someone live out their life under God’s guidance. I pray you have much success and look forward to learning with you.

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Thank you, Victoria! <3

  12. Marsha Madle says:

    Good for you Carol. God will bless you as you continue to be obedient to Him. Just imagine the possibilities He has in store for you!

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      The possibilities make me giddy, Marsha, and also a little scared. 🙂 Thank you for your encouragement!

  13. Tonia McCormick says:

    Congrats to you Amy!!!! Your leap of faith in God is such an inspiration!???????????????? Many blessings to you now and in the future of your new season!❤️ God is going to use you to do many more great things!????????

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Thank you, Tonia! <3

  14. Mary Morash says:

    Thank you Amy for your honest post! I’ve enjoyed your books, podcasts, blogs and social media content. At a certain age myself, I’m not sure what the next step should be and neither is my husband. We have a home we love, adult children nearby who are thriving, a life that works for us. I try not to focus too long on the “should be doing” voices and just do what I need to do today. Post away when the spirit moves you!

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Thank you, sweet Mary! Your support has been a source of great encouragement to me. I’m praying for you as you do what you need to do each day!

  15. Hurray you! May God bless immensely as He gives you the desires of your ❤️ in using your gifts in a new platform.

    1. Amy Carroll says:

      Thank you, Pamela! <3