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Hi! I'm Elizabeth, and Lizzy Life is all about clinging to Christ in the chaos of daily life. As a minister, speaker, and novelist (The Thirteenth Summer), I love finding humor in holiness, and hope in heartache. I live in North Carolina with my preacher husband and four loud children. I believe the recipe for a happy life is simple: laugh-cry daily, pray continually, caffeinate constantly. My new book, When God Says "Wait," is now available from Barbour Publishing. READ MORE.
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A low-level alarm started pulsing in my head. "No. Please, God, no." We all have our parenting fears, and lice is pretty much number one at the top of mine, even above amputation and loss of spleen.
My daughter screeched and collapsed in a writhing heap on the hotel carpet. My alarm leapt from low-level to imminent nuclear threat.
I began to negotiate with God: "I’m sorry I complained about Pinkeye on vacation. I LOVE Pinkeye! Please, if you just give us ALL Pinkeye, AND a stomach bug, I promise I will never complain again for the rest of my life—just please, I beg you, no lice. ANYTHING BUT LICE."
**Bizarre as it sounds, the pinkeye-and-lice-on-vacation-episode has become one of my favorite memories of my husband...read on to find out why...** ... See MoreSee Less
The whiny voice came from the back of our minivan. We were trundling slowly down back roads, halfway to our vacation destination, loaded down with so many towels and flotation devices and industrial-s...
I fell in love with this guy when I was 18, and today--miracle of miracles, there is a God and He is good--we are celebrating 18 years of marriage. Which makes us sound extremely old, but what can you do. To celebrate in style, we are buying a minivan. A used one. Because we're cool like that. Our house is loud, our kids are crazy, and poor Kevin is forever trying to charm-slash-bribe me into sitting down to "plan" with him and his evil calendars, and I am forever dodging him with my expert avoidance skills...but most days, life is filled with a lot of laughs. Here's to many more years of messy minivans, calendar fights, and cracking ourselves up at random 80s references that will one day make our kids cringe. I'm still amazed that after all those prayers, all those tears, God gave us this marriage, these four miracle kids, this life...and such a good life it is. 💕 ... See MoreSee Less