Carol’s first book, Changing Zip Codes is available through Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas and is available on Amazon.com on Kindle or paperback! For the downsized, disenfranchised, outsourced and uprooted.
When your entire life drives off in a moving van, it’s easy for doubts to flood your mind. Will I ever be organized again? Will I find good friends? Will my children like their new school? Carol Stratton has experienced twenty-two moves and counsels others seeking stability in a culture of change. In Changing Zip Codes, Carol helps readers explore the fun of new possibilities, the magic of new friendships, and the excitement of fresh starts. With humorous stories and biblical insights, Carol reminds us God is in the midst of every move, leading us to new beginnings.
“Carol Stratton has chosen to write to a topic that is addressed in few other places: clinging to faith during times of change. The fresh daily format and encouraging, biblical insights will encourage anyone who is struggling through the idea of moving to a new location, as well as
uplifting those who are joyfully anticipating a move.”
~ Darla Knoth, Leadership Development/Content Coordinator, National Women’s Department, Assemblies of God.
“After twenty-two moves, Carol Stratton is a relocation expert with a heart for the newcomer. Carol’s warm and witty stories, based on personal experiences, offer hope and encouragement to anyone faced with a move.”
~ Florence Littauer, International Author and Speaker, Founder of
“Having moved fourteen times, I find Carol’s devotional book both encouraging and inspiring for anyone relocating. Filled with biblical principles, it keeps the reader focused on Christ during the upheaval of change that comes with moving. Her hands-on experience with relocating adds humor and warmth that will capture the heart of anyone who goes through the transition and adjustment of a move.”
~ Susan Miller, Founder and President of Just Moved Ministry and author of After the Boxes are Unpacked
“Starting over. Moving, being single again, graduating, changing churches…many situations cause a person to start over. This book speaks to more than just changing locations. It helps the reader to settle into a community without the awkward pauses and polite laughter that lingers for years. It’s the manual to building lasting relationships.
Carol brings a sense of understanding without being preachy that allows the reader to admit, “She gets it.” Community becomes harder to find, and deep relationships are difficult to find outside the computer monitor. Developing connections in the midst of moving can be overwhelming, but not impossible.
Changing Zip Codes changes perspective. Taking a walk out the front door will go a long way, and Carol shows you the next step after leaving your front door. Are you in a time of transition? Then don’t forget your manual.”