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Hey Beautiful-

I am so glad you are here!  I am Challis and I am the founder of Flock of Sparrows.  Are you entering a new phase in your life and learning to navigate a new normal?  Well this is just the place for you.  Are you a new empty nester, are you recently divorced, are you recently widowed, have you relocated to a new town or state?  Whatever has brought you to this new phase in your life, Flock of Sparrows is a great place to discover what your next steps with Jesus are. 

In 2016 I found myself as a divorced single mom raising two young teenage boys.  All the sudden I had extra time on my hands as these boys spent every other weekend with their dad.  The quiet in the house was deafening and I had no idea how to fill this unwanted alone time.  And the holidays…the thought of spending holidays without my boys was enough to send me into a tailspin.

As the dust of the new phase of life settled a bit, I had to learn to really rely on God to help me figure out what was next for me.  I prayed a lot and God provided.  And six years into my new phase as a single mom, I am thrust into a new unwanted phase as an empty nester.  What I have come to realize is that new phases of life are always happening and inevitable.  Some new phases are the beginning we dreamed of (marriage, new baby, new jobs). Some new phases are not what dreams are made of.  Sometimes our phases are natural phases (like an empty nest), sometimes our new phases are chosen (like a new job, substantial move to a new area) and sometimes new phases are thrust upon us and something we would have never chosen (like divorce or deaths of a loved one).  Whatever has brought you to a new phase in life, you are here and let’s start moving forward and find out what is next for us.

I firmly believe that if you turn to God, he will light your path.  Everyone’s path will look different, but I can most assuredly tell you that there is a formula to living a fruitful next phase.  The one main ingredient to this formula is courage.  Courage to dive into God’s word and renew or deepen your relationship with God.  Courage to build a deeper faith community around you.  Courage to find your passion and purpose and use it to serve God’s people.

My dream is that Flock of Sparrows will encourage and equip you to take step after step to building a life you are proud of.  I hope to motivate you to take big courageous steps to try new things and meet new people.  God has a plan for your life just like Jeremiah 29:11 says.  God is ready to reveal that plan, but he needs willing participants.  There is no better time to ask God to direct our paths and make difference in our lives and others than right now.