A Time for Every Purpose

This is a season of significant transition for our family. Eileen is leaving her post as a staff attorney for the Federal Judiciary. Some call that “retirement,” but we prefer to think of it as a time to seek God for the next exciting adventure!

Thursday we celebrated Eileen’s law practice with warm words of thanks and encouragement from Judge Thomas Russell and Judge Lanny King, and from Vanessa Armstrong, the Clerk of Court for the United States District Court in the Western District of Kentucky. Vanessa, specifically, thanked Eileen for the example of faith, and perseverance even in the face of tremendous difficulties, which Eileen has set for many years. Vanessa recalled numerous times when Eileen called her colleague and friend to prayer, searching the Scriptures, and trusting God.

Eileen’s service to the federal government goes all the way back to the late 1980’s. For a decade she worked as an Assistant United States Attorney, and we have enjoyed meeting some wonderful people in the context of each assignment along the way. From Eastern North Carolina in the U.S. Attorney’s

Office to Southern California in the Department of Homeland Security – and from medical malpractice defense to securing the Port of Los Angeles – we would not trade in a single chapter. Each has been hard work, but each has brought with it tremendous spiritual blessing.

Let’s face it: I married up. My better half is a brilliant attorney. But, far more than that, she is “a wife of noble character” (Proverbs 31:10). “She is clothed with strength and dignity,” and she models integrity for anyone who knows her. Eileen lives by an unparalleled work ethic, in my humble opinion. She “perseveres under trial” (James 1:12) – and you can interpret those “trials” both ways.

A very wise man once said: “Let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”

In days ahead, I look forward to seeing how the Lord will use Eileen’s many gifts for His glory. After she gets Joshua settled into college this fall, she plans to pursue her practice of law in the arenas of mediation, conflict resolution (particularly in service to churches and other nonprofits), teaching, and religious liberties.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1).


Pastor Charles


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11 comments on “A Time for Every Purpose
  1. Janice says:

    So honored to call this multi-talented lady our friend, our spiritual mentor, our pastor’s helpmate/confidant, and overall strong (in every sense) role model. Thank you, God, for her and Pastor Charles.

  2. Tim Carner says:

    Congratulations on your career transition. Hope you find joy and satisfaction in whatever God’s plan and Purpose is for you.

  3. kentsfrance@yahoo.com says:

    MEGA Congrats, Eileen! We are so proud of your testimony in a very difficult field. May the Lord continue to bless you in your next Calling! Love and prayers, Randy-Jan

  4. Ellen Powless says:

    Congratulations, Mrs. Moore! We are so proud of you. THANK YOU for your service to our country and for your example to so many. Best wishes as you go where God leads in the next chapter.

  5. Gloria says:

    Congratulations! I know they will miss you. May God bless you in all you do!

  6. Linda Hart says:

    What a wonderful tribute to a great lady… very deserving! Take a little time for Eileen before diving in again! Just sayin’!

  7. Bill Ragland says:

    Susan and I congratulate you and we know you and Charles look forward to the next chapter of life experience that God has planned for you. We are very lucky to have you at our church and in our lives.

  8. Maureen Sullivan says:

    To my very special and talented sister – you are a blessing to all who know you, especially to me. May this milestone moment begin a new chapter of happiness and fulfillment like you have never known. The Lord has always had big plans for you – I look forward to all that is yet to come!

  9. Judy Howe says:

    Congratulations Eileen! In this new season of your life, you will no doubt make a contribution that changes lives, promotes healthy relationships among God’s people, and uses your talents to further God’s kingdom. So proud to call you “Friend”!!

  10. Cathi says:

    Congrats Eileen!!! So fun to see such great news on Facebook! Where is Josh going to College in the fall?
    Big hugs from California to you all!
    Love, Cathi Jeff and our girls too

  11. Rebecca Brown says:

    Congratulations, Mrs. Moore! May God bless this new chapter in your life with his continuous wisdom, grace, and humor. Thank you for your service to our country and I know God has so many more great plans for you and your family!

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