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Former Bad Girl, grateful for the grace God offers. Happy wife of Bill, one of the Good Guys. Proud mom of two grown-up kids with tender hearts. Lame housekeeper. Marginal cook. Pitiful gardener. Stuff I love? Encouraging my sisters in Christ—across the page, from the platform, online, in person. Unpacking...

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  1. Beautiful message straight from God’s heart to mine.

    “Be comforted, beloved. When change comes into your life, as it surely will, God is deep in the midst of it. He prepares your heart. He tempers your fears. He showers you with His love. He helps you laugh. He sees you through.”

    I’m facing big changes in my life that pull on my anxieties…but I know God is in them and with me.

  2. Liz,
    Change of any sort is difficult. My children are grown, but I have not witnessed one get married…yet. All through the growing up years we are letting go…cutting apron strings one at a time to release this gift we’ve been given back into the arms of their Heavenly Father who loves them, albeit hard to believe, even more than we do. Your post brought tears to my eyes. I can only imagine what your mother’s heart must have been feeling, but thank you for sharing the joy and hope that can come when we walk with God through it…beautiful!
    Bev
    Bev

  3. “He prepares your heart.” Yes He surely does. Whether the change is good or bad, He sees the future and starts readying us for it. It’s spectacular to look back — especially when the change is scary, big, and sudden — to look at the preceding months or year and see how He was working everything out to prepare your heart and your life in advance.

  4. What a blessing these words are this morning! Thank you for sharing your heart and your voice with the world!
    P.S. Your daughter is beautiful, with or without makeup! Wow!

  5. I loved and needed this this morning. The winds of change are blowing more for me in things that I need to let go of, in trust that I need to have of God being in control, in daring myself to experience joy even when my life’s loose ends remain untied and I so desperately want to knot them up. I am learning that I can trust Him to know the most intimate details of my heart and mind, and I am seeing that He will speak to me in ways that ease my burdens and let me loose in Him.

    Set free. Laughing. Standing strong in the winds of change. Trusting Him to provide what I need on the other side.

    Thank you for the wise reminder that He’s got this!

  6. Liz,

    Thank-you so much for your sweet words of encouragement,

    Your daughter is stunning…. I understand the transformation you were portraying. Letting go (change)can be hard, but I believe within my heart the Lord sees us through. Prayers all will be well for your family.

    Penny

  7. She is beautiful! what joy you have right around you. i do wish, out of curiosity to see the beautiful bride, the third Higgs woman,

  8. What a great perspective! I am astounded how God uses our once itty-bitty children to teach us truths.

  9. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who sometimes picks up a camera to find glimpses of God’s glory in a season of change! 🙂 Sometimes it takes getting my eyes off my troubles, off the uncertainty change brings and onto looking for God in the midst of it.

    Our boys aren’t marrying age . . . not even close. But I know the day they find their forever love and say their “I do’s” will be hard. May I embrace this change with the grace you conveyed here. May I embrace His hand moving in my life with every change He brings to it. Knowing He’s in the midst of the change does make it a little easier to walk through.

    Loved this post, Liz.

  10. Liz,

    Change is hard and never ever easy! The thing to remember is “God’s got this”!! My hubby and I have been through a ton of change these past two years and through it all–though stressful–God was and is there to comfort us!!

    Rejoice in the fact that you are gaining a daughter-in-law and friend!

    May I recommend Kristen Strong’s new book “Girl Meets Change”! It is a good book about change-by a military wife. She know all to well about change!

    Blessings 🙂

  11. Thank you, Liz. This is such a wonderful post.. I’m really touched by it. God bless you and your daughter in this transition. God is showering you with His love and joy, and He will continue to do so… Peace, love, joy, and all good to you and your son and his bride. ❤️

  12. You have once again stirred our hearts to depend on the Lord to take us thru this earthly journey full of changes, thank you.

    • I think it’s beautiful how your daughter in law wasn’t seen as an intruder in your life. I believe my mother in law could have made a real difference in our marriage had she accepted me into their family. Unfortunately, I felt she thought her son was too good for me.
      His family are unbelievers and very enmeshed. I will pray for her from now on instead of seeing her as the enemy.