Undone by His Grace

Undone by His Grace | Liz Curtis Higgs

Of all the beautiful, meaningful, powerful verses in the book of Ruth, it’s Ruth 2:10 that lays me flat every time I read it.

First, the backstory: Ruth the Moabitess was a stranger in a strange land, newly arrived in Bethlehem with her mother-in-law, Naomi. After spending the morning gleaning barley in the fields of Boaz, Ruth met the wealthy landowner, who called her “daughter” and showered her with a series of gentle but firm commands:

  • “Listen to me”
  • “Don’t go and glean in another field”
  • “Don’t go away from here”
  • “Stay with the women who work for me”
  • “Watch the field where the men are harvesting”
  • “Follow along after the women”
  • “Whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink”
    Ruth 2:8-9

With this remarkable burst of words, her kinsman-redeemer procured her, protected her, and provided for her. Oh my.

You can imagine how Ruth responded.

Blue Hyacinth

Daffodils

At this, she bowed down with her face to the ground. Ruth 2:10

Undone by his kindness and generosity, Ruth “fell on her face” (CJB), humbly “casting herself prostrate upon the ground” (NABRE). Do you see her, beloved? Damp forehead pressed against the soil of the field? Rough hands still clasping bits of grain?

Ruth was a fatherless foreigner, a widow without means. She was the very least of these.

Yet Boaz saw her. The same way the Lord saw Hagar (Genesis 16:13). The same way the Lord saw Leah (Genesis 29:31). Boaz saw her and cared for her and blessed her.

Somehow, Ruth found the courage to ask why.

White and Purple Pansy

Blue Flowers at Cawdor Castle

She asked him, “Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me…” Ruth 2:10

In every translation, Ruth’s astonishment is clear:

  • “Why should you be so concerned about me?” (GNT)
  • “Why are you paying attention to me?” (CJB)
  • “Why are you so good to me?” (CEV)
  • “Why have you been so kind to notice me?” (NCV)
  • “Why do you care about me?” (NLV)
  • “Why have I found grace in thine eyes…” (KJV)

Grace is the answer to all our whys. God is good to us because God is goodness itself. He cares for us because He is ever caring. He loves us because He is always loving. He sees us because He never takes His eyes off His own.

Even when His chosen ones are born in a pagan land. Like Ruth.

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Purple Iris

“—a foreigner?” Ruth 2:10

Her honesty floors me. Ruth didn’t need to point out her otherness. Even so, she reminded Boaz, “You know I come from another country” (CEV). Words like “stranger” (KJ21) and “immigrant” (CEB) and “alien” (OJB) make her lineage clear. “I am not an Israelite” (EXB), she told him.

Boaz wasn’t concerned about her past; Ruth’s future was all that mattered to him. He was determined to rescue her, to redeem her, to restore her.

Our Lord Jesus is infinitely more determined to redeem us. To pay the price for our sins and buy us back from the prince of this world.

To give us a new name: His. To give us a new life: His. To give us a new home: His.

Heavenly Father, day after day you astound us with Your grace. Like Ruth, we long to know why. Because, like Ruth, we’ve done nothing to deserve Your favor. Rather than protest our unworthiness, let us proclaim Your utter worthiness and receive Your gift of grace with humble, grateful hearts. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Red Flowers

Audiobooks The Girl's Still Got It | Liz Curtis Higgs

All through April we read The Girl’s Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World. Some read the book. Others watched the DVD. And five winners — Jennifer, Susan, Lisa, Sara, and Constance — are now listening to the unabridged audiobook, produced by ChristianAudio, and narrated by the author (smile).

Until we connect again, dear friend, bless you for doing life with me!

Your sister, Liz

P.S. Even as my immunotherapy treatments for cancer roll on, so do all the things I care about most: sharing God’s Word on the road, teaching God’s Word on the radio, and opening God’s Word on the first of each month on FacebookAlways grateful when you join me!

368 Responses to Undone by His Grace

  1. sherry April 25, 2018 at 2:55 am #

    First, my prayers are with you and your health. One of my favorite books is Ruth. Her bond with mother in law and the faith that she had is something to behold. To have the love of Boaz, what a great love story. Oh How much more our Lord loves us…… You have a wonderful day. and thank you for your love of sharing Gods word.

    • Carol Ripley April 25, 2018 at 8:33 am #

      You have such a way with words & you have blessed me this morning with this wonderful and tender message. May you have continued progress with your health issues and cancer. Thank you for your insight and sharing God’s Grace is such a down to earth way.
      Carol Ripley

      • Helene Hall April 25, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

        The book of Ruth is the truest of love stories.. a woman and the love she has for her mother in law.. the love she has for Boaz.. and mostly her love affair with her God. The story of Ruth was our foundation in my son’s wedding. Mention the book of Ruth to me and my heart sighs.

        • Therese April 28, 2018 at 10:28 am #

          The book of Ruth is also my favorite, and the reason we named our son Boaz. But, the part of the story I love most isn’t actually printed within the text of Ruth’s chapters. I love Boaz because the Lord raised him in one generation from his mother, Rahab the Harlot. The work God did in Rahab’s life after she helped Joshua’s army take Jericho was powerful enough for her to turn around and raise a son with the character of Boaz. PTL!

    • Carole Estes April 25, 2018 at 9:03 am #

      Such a beautiful demonstration of His grace! Praying for your healing and strength!

    • Deborah Ashley April 25, 2018 at 9:05 am #

      This was just beautiful today-just what I needed. It’s amazing how much He loves us and supplies our needs. I enjoy your messages and books so much Liz. The Lord has really blessed you with a gift for telling a story in such a beautiful way. I pray for your strength and for God’s healing during this difficult time.

    • Peg Schnyer April 25, 2018 at 9:12 am #

      You are such an inspiration, Liz. I have followed you for many years; having first met you years ago at a weekend Ladies Retreat at America’s Keswick in Whiting, NJ. Your message, your wit, your honesty, your bright “Ta-Da” smile has stayed with me.

      I pray for you as you go through life’s everyday challenge, and I know He is with your every step, holding you up. ♥️

    • Sharon Cleland April 25, 2018 at 9:13 am #

      My father passed 56 years ago, my husband passed 21 years ago, To this date Messiah, Yeshua, Jesus THROUGH the power of the Holy Spirit has gloriiusly cancelled over $60,000 dollars in debts for me. He is soooo the most wonderful Husband and Father. Your amazing Grace still amazes me.

    • Lori April 25, 2018 at 9:15 am #

      My Slackers group just finished Revelations audio. We loved it. We have read the Bad Girls but would love the audio with you narrating it.
      Blessings to you! ☺️

    • Debra April 25, 2018 at 9:35 am #

      I have so enjoyed and your teachings and the humor you find amongst the hardest if circumstances. I pray for continued strength for your body physically and spiritually to continue the call God had on you life. Thank you for fighting the good fight of faith. Blessings to you and your ministry.

    • Char April 25, 2018 at 10:23 am #

      How I pray that God will bless and heal you. Thank you so much for sharing about His love for us as it reminds me to surrender my anxious thoughts and fears to Him.

    • Shawnee Pauni Mounga April 25, 2018 at 11:07 am #

      I love the story of Ruth. It is very much my story. I, like Ruth, married a different race than my own. I am Caucasian. I married a Polynesian (Tongan specifically). I grew to love their people and their culture. My hasband died in a car/train accident. I stayed very close to his family and his people through the religious ties and friendships I had made. I ended up marrying another Tongan. We have been married 30 years now. Again I just love reading the story of Naomi and Ruth. It is my favorite story in the Old Testament. It reminds me so much of my own path.

    • barbara April 25, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

      Liz thank you for this devotional on Ruth so appreciate you.
      the Grace of God is so beautiful in the book of Ruth
      And in our lives I love this book. Praying for you Liz God Bless You.

    • Gina April 25, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

      Liz, thank you for reminding us that the book of Ruth is a beautiful love story. In a world where Women’s Lib often demeans men and dishonors marriage, it’s refreshing to remember that some men are worthy, and marriage can be exciting and passionate. In a culture where women want to be powerful and prove that men are unnecessary, this story has such value. Men like Boaz are not whimps! They can be strong and dependable, courageous, and humble just like Boaz. They can be depended on to be great providers and fathers. Liz, may your kinsmen redeemer show his concern for what you’re going through. May you find grace and favor in his eyes, just like Ruth!

    • Barbara Scott April 25, 2018 at 6:23 pm #

      Praying for your health and heart. Your words touch my soul. Thank you

    • Charletta April 25, 2018 at 7:24 pm #

      I love your books. I have followed you for quite some time. I am further along in my walk with Christ because of your insight.

    • Linda April 25, 2018 at 7:59 pm #

      Our kinsman redeemer!!! Ah his love, his grace! Thank you for reminding us of His unconditional love He has for us!

    • Lina Hill April 26, 2018 at 2:03 am #

      Thank you Liz, for your contined faithfulness and passion for teaching Gods word!
      The book of Ruth has always been my favorite. Thank you for bringing it even further to life for me.
      God bless you!
      Lina Hill

    • Donna April 26, 2018 at 6:25 am #

      I went to set apart for the first time this year and I was so moved and happy I did. I felt lost and broken it helped me see I wasn’t as far gone as I thought. I am now in a bible study with some ladies from my church. We are reading the book Bad girls of the bible. I am amazed beyond words for my time at Set apart. Thank you for speaking…

    • Constance Gamble April 26, 2018 at 7:08 am #

      Thank you for the reminder,”God’s grace is sufficient” He is indeed the Alpha and Omega. He is all I need. Today I begin a new night season,a new challenge. A new opportunity to see God move on my behalf in all His Glory!!! Thank you , Constance.

    • Liz McBean April 26, 2018 at 9:18 am #

      Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.
      I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.
      The grace of God, through His precious Son Jesus Christ overwhelms me daily. By His grace I am IN Christ, I am redeemed, I am clothed in HIS righteousness, I am forgiven, I am washed cleaned, healed, restored……..oh I could go on an on. His grace is truly amazing.

      You Liz, are a woman full of grace and your love for the Lord and His word comes across in everything you write and say. Thanking God for His healing touch in and through your body my precious sister in the Lord.

    • Starr Allan April 27, 2018 at 9:37 am #

      Enjoying my book, dear Liz and praying for your daily strength and immunity to grow . Lots of love your way. Starr Allan

    • Linda Lyon April 27, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

      I remember reading the book of Ruth when I was in junior high, and how much it impacted me then…… and still does now too. I love listening to audio books in the car, and then passing them on to another friend that listens to them in the evening to get to sleep. Prayers for your continuing treatments and complete healing.

    • Gwen Newman April 28, 2018 at 5:20 am #

      Your blog was inspired by God. I needed the reminder today as I struggle with grief. Thank you for sharing these special words of encouragement.

    • Janet Gravitt April 29, 2018 at 9:45 pm #

      I could listen to you all day. 💙

    • Lynne Wood May 3, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

      Liz, I first met you when you taught the ABC’s of God’s character at SECC. You have been consistently passionate pursuing God! I asked the Lord, “What may I encourage Liz with?” He gave me Genesis 16:13. He is the God who sees you. I click on your tweet and I see the same words in your writing. Praying for you.

  2. Lawan Rivera April 25, 2018 at 7:22 am #

    Thank you for this. I am so enjoying the study of Ruth again. Loving the radio show as well. God has truly blessed you with the beautiful gift of teaching and I am so thankful.

  3. Barbara Drake April 25, 2018 at 8:02 am #

    May all God’s blessings of protection be yours. As you already have told us, now we pray for you: He is your hiding place. Love you, daughter of the Most HIgh. Thank you for sharing your gifts with all of us.

  4. Wendy April 25, 2018 at 8:08 am #

    I love the book of Ruth. I was a Believer; however, not a Baptized Believer until my mid-thirties. I “went” to church, but was not “in” church. When I became obedient in Christ, I started Bible Study in women’s groups. The book of Ruth was one of the early studies. Oh, how my eyes were opened! This book taught me so much. It framed my perspective on womanhood and established my resolve to become Naomi to my daughters-in-law. It also unpacks the simple message of obedience. I still read this book in the Bible with awe. I learn something new every time I turn to Ruth.

    Praying for you, and admire you so much.

  5. Jane April 25, 2018 at 8:10 am #

    Undone. I love that His love leaves me undone. Leaves me open for His love to saturate my soul. Thanks Liz.

  6. Carol April 25, 2018 at 8:10 am #

    Praying for you

  7. Lisa Volz April 25, 2018 at 8:11 am #

    The Girl’s Still Got It is one of my all time favorites. I love the hardship, the romance, the happy ending…God certainly knows how to steal a woman’s heart. Thank you, Liz, for opening the book of Ruth to me. I’ve been through the study twice and I have two copies on hand to give as graduation gifts to two young ladies.

  8. Ouida Ray April 25, 2018 at 8:11 am #

    The grace of our Kinsman Redeemer is paramount. April 23, 1984, not knowing Who He was, I asked Him to love me. I told Him I wanted to love Him too, but I didn’t know how.
    He has led me down into stormy valleys and up on the mountaintops… and He still holds my hand. He has called me by name and He knows me. And I know Him.

  9. Penni April 25, 2018 at 8:13 am #

    I love this story! The love that is poured out in the book of Ruth is amazing, just like God’s love for us!!

  10. Edna Pakr April 25, 2018 at 8:14 am #

    Good Morning Liz from New Brunswick Canada:
    I so enjoy reading your thoughts and devotions on here and on Facebook. I also want you to know that I am praying for you, for healing, comfort and peace. May our Loving Lord bless you tremendously…

  11. Becky April 25, 2018 at 8:14 am #

    I love your insight ino the story of Ruth. It blesses me. I pray God’s strength and wellness for you, my dear Lizzie.

  12. Kathy Johnson April 25, 2018 at 8:14 am #

    I have read and loved several of your study books including the one on Ruth. God has SO blessed me through your writing and I ask that He continue to lead you to write many more. God bless you, Liz!!

  13. Angie Johnson April 25, 2018 at 8:16 am #

    Liz, you are such an inspiration in so many ways. I pray for you often and your complete healing. Thank you for your insight into the teachings of the bible.

  14. Sharon April 25, 2018 at 8:17 am #

    Being a nobody to the world, so thankful for scripture like this. Someone does care! Thanks!

  15. Karen Fouts April 25, 2018 at 8:17 am #

    Oh, how I needed this today! Thank you so much, Liz, for continuing to let God use you even in the midst of your own troubles. May He bless you over and over!

  16. Nelda Crook April 25, 2018 at 8:18 am #

    Truly one of the most beautiful love stories ever! The study of Ruth always transports me back to my youthful days as a GA in our Baptist Church. There, we “Girls in Action” learned all about Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz. My love of Ruth’s story began there. Thank you for bringing it even more alive with your insight and giftedness. God has truly blessed you. Prayers will continue for your healing!!
    You are loved!

  17. Susan Shipe April 25, 2018 at 8:20 am #

    Who doesn’t love the story of Ruth? One of my all-time faves. Praying for you Liz…
    This morning as I devoted and read this is what Spirit gave me, “His poverty became our wealth.”
    We are blessed. Much love to you friend.

  18. Joni Colle April 25, 2018 at 8:21 am #

    Love this book and it’s message. I am reminded of Joh 14:18 I will not leave you as orphans. Praising God for His promises. Praying for you dear Liz.

  19. Ashley Brown April 25, 2018 at 8:21 am #

    Thank youfor this wonderful reminder of God’s amazing grace. I pray for your continued healing and blessing!

  20. Yolanda Morris April 25, 2018 at 8:22 am #

    Thank you so much for continuing this awesome work of spreading His word through The study of Ruth.
    What a caring God we serve!

  21. Karen April 25, 2018 at 8:22 am #

    Thank you so much, Liz. I have just found you and have been so blessed by your daily devotions. May the Lord be with you as you continue your treatments. You are such an inspiration! Blessings, Karen

  22. Lisa Smith April 25, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    I’ve been meditating and contemplating David’s similar response to God this morning, “Who am I?” that You should show such kindness to me–a foreigner.

    I love God’s response to His chosen throughout the ages, goodness, grace, given blessings to all who love Him, receive Him, make their home in Him. Amen!

  23. Nancy April 25, 2018 at 8:23 am #

    Some friends and I have been going through this book study and watching the dvd’s at my church. We have so enjoyed learning about Ruth and Naomi and how God always takes care of us! Praying for continued strength and peace in your health. And looking forward to seeing you live in September!

  24. Carolyn Bissonette April 25, 2018 at 8:25 am #

    Thank you for your wonderful authorship. I have read many of your books. The Book of Ruth in the Bible is one of my favorites and I can’t wait to listen to your book on an audiobook God has his hand on you and guides you beautifully through your words. Thank you.

  25. Tracy April 25, 2018 at 8:25 am #

    Ruth’s story is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us!

  26. Tricia April 25, 2018 at 8:26 am #

    I love the book of Ruth not only for it’s message but it was my sweet Mama’s name!! She is seeing the glory of God’s face and I miss her every day!!
    Oh what an Awesome God we serve who extends so much grace to each and every one of us.
    Praying for you Liz!! Thank you

  27. Dawn Harvie April 25, 2018 at 8:26 am #

    Good Morning, Dear One! This devoted reader is looking forward to your next work of fiction. Any nibbles on when that might be? 🙂 Prayers continue for you health!

  28. Kathy April 25, 2018 at 8:26 am #

    I loved this today. I fell in love with the story of Ruth when I saw a movie about her when I was younger. I also love hearing about God’s grace.

  29. Janice April 25, 2018 at 8:26 am #

    Thank you mostly for loving Jesus and being led by Him . And thank you for loving women and sharing Jesus and HIS love in the God-given “Lizzie’s way!”
    Our Ladies Bible Study have walked through most all of the Liz studies… loved and learned deeply from each Study.
    Love and Many Prayers for your health journey.

  30. Laurie Diggins April 25, 2018 at 8:27 am #

    Amazing grace that our Redeemer notices us, gives us His free benefits, and calls us by name! Thank-you for repeating the message loud and clear. May your renewed life be a continuing testimony of God’s unending love.

  31. Charlene Maciejewski April 25, 2018 at 8:27 am #

    I also love Ruth’s story. Somehow, until today, I did not realize this book was available as an audiobook. (I’ll wait until next week to buy it just in case you’re sending me a copy 😉)
    I also am praying for your healing from this cancer. It’s a selfish prayer. Your teaching has meant so much to me I want more, more, more. I thank God for you every day.

  32. Jean Oleson April 25, 2018 at 8:28 am #

    Dear sister in Christ,
    I am so sorry to hear you are in ill health. I pray for your recovery and know that no matter what, you are in the loving embrace of our Lord and Savior. His grace covers us all!!

  33. Stephanie B April 25, 2018 at 8:29 am #

    Thank you, Liz for sharing words of encouragement and truth. Somehow I have missed that you are fighting a cancer battle. You will be in my prayers for healing, comfort and peace. Bless you, dear sister in Christ.

  34. Jennifer April 25, 2018 at 8:29 am #

    Love the book of Ruth! Praying for you

  35. Deborah Skeldon April 25, 2018 at 8:29 am #

    Eternal Marriage

    Jesus, You know me—You know my name.
    You know my faults.
    You know my shame.
    You know Your cross took all my blame.
    Yet You love me!

    It’s plainly You who lifts me high
    And cares for me until I die.
    I’ll gladly meet You in the sky.
    I know You love me.

    I am Yours and You are mine,
    I the branch and You the Vine,
    At the marriage supper we will dine.
    How I love You!

    -Deborah Skeldon
    PS: The book of Ruth is probably my favorite. Thank you for your thoughts and the cheerful pictures of spring!

    • Tina Sitz April 26, 2018 at 2:18 am #

      Thank you Deborah Skeldon for sharing this poem.

  36. Diane Senk April 25, 2018 at 8:30 am #

    I am so excited that I will get to see you in person this Friday in Michigan! This post was perfectly timed for our small group book study tonight. We have been studying Grace and I am so happy to include Ruth’s story. Our group has loved using Women of Christmas and Women of Easter too! Thank you for all you do!

  37. Barbara Keene April 25, 2018 at 8:31 am #

    I always look forward to your teachings! I know I will find encouragement and new insights into God’s extravagant love for us. I will continue to pray for you during this difficult time in your life…for healing and For God to pour out His peace and joy to you.

  38. Mary Moody April 25, 2018 at 8:31 am #

    Thank God foryou. You remindme of Paul even though you are going through you have not lost your focus.by wallowing in whyme.this passage reminds me to do my work into the Lord and he willblessmeand not to be bitterabout things that happen to me.

  39. Susan Copeland April 25, 2018 at 8:32 am #

    Hi Liz! I am “undone” by God’s grace and mercy. I love the story of Ruth and the picture of God’s grace for “the least of these”. His love is matchless!! I am praying for continued healing and health for you. Thank you for sharing God’s stories with us your many friends!

  40. Kathy T. April 25, 2018 at 8:36 am #

    God’s amazing Grace is just that….so amazing. I know my Lord and yet I sometimes allow fear and guilt to take precedence over the joy and confidence in Him that I so desperately want to walk with every day! But at the whisper of the name “Jesus”, He does!! His Grace washes over me for a brand new start!

  41. Theresa April 25, 2018 at 8:37 am #

    Thank you for this post. It’s a blessing to hear what we need at the right time.

  42. Vicky Hettinger April 25, 2018 at 8:37 am #

    I so love reading your stories. This one has really brighter my day. Looking forward to seeing you next month in Montana. Take care.

  43. Sue April 25, 2018 at 8:38 am #

    Love your DVD’s, our study group has enjoyed them so much, thank you! Always like the story of Ruth and Naomi. Hope and pray all goes well with your health.

  44. Mandykae April 25, 2018 at 8:38 am #

    God provides in the most amazing of ways. I currently had to undergo treatment that was not covered by my insurance.a surgery to save my life. 7880$ out of pocket. I had to pay for it prior to surgery.

    Praying each day and keeping my faith strong without worry that he wouldn’t provide. — knowing that He does provide. And did provide within minutes of deadline. Miracles only happen through Him.

    I’m truly grateful for a community strong like yours who uplifts and keeps us strong in his word. He is the undenying truth.

    A true tenet that believing in Christ changes everything. Keep pray and know that we are praying for you. You’re such a true blessing. Know that.

    Xox

  45. Ann April 25, 2018 at 8:39 am #

    Thank you for sharing Ruth’s story with the joy of Liz is found throughout the book. So often when struggles creep into a situation we are apt to run and hide – I have done this – instead of being strong like Ruth. What a bold way to experience life and give others the chance to guide through the power of the Lord. His Holy Spirit is an ever guiding force. Thank you for the special words to remind us of His love and grace. May the God of our faith bless you today and always, ann

  46. April April 25, 2018 at 8:39 am #

    Thanks for persevering through your illness and continuing to shower us with God’s love and insight into His word. Blessings, friend.

  47. Jan Peach April 25, 2018 at 8:40 am #

    One of my favorite stories in the Bible. Grace…so sweet…so amazing!!

  48. Donna Potts April 25, 2018 at 8:41 am #

    Dear Liz! I pray for God’s healing hands to touch you. You have shown God’s love and Grace to so many. The first time I heard you speak about your life’s story, I was in awe. It was just as if I was sitting in your living room talking. You continue to inspire me. I pray that your fans now can uplift and inspire you in your time of need.

  49. Ann Fleischmann April 25, 2018 at 8:41 am #

    Liz I am so excited cannot wait to study your book this summer Bible Study class! Just ordered the DVD!!
    The other ladies about 28 of us have done All Your Bad Girls and excited to do Ruth and Noami and of course Boaz entered into it also!
    From one cancer survivor (ovarian) 2 years ago, plus breast 11 years ago! You will we pray with God’s blessings make it through this cancer also!

  50. Nancy April 25, 2018 at 8:42 am #

    This story just shows you that no matter who you are or where you come from God’s grace is always enough!

  51. [email protected] April 25, 2018 at 8:43 am #

    I have read this book….love it. I led my Sunday School class in a study of this book. Great study.

  52. Denise April 25, 2018 at 8:43 am #

    You are such an amazing lady who is such a joyful encourager. You have touched so many lives! You are loved and appreciated! ❤️
    May God give you His strength as you fight your cancer battle!

  53. Janice Stepp April 25, 2018 at 8:44 am #

    I love you, Lizzie

  54. Sue April 25, 2018 at 8:44 am #

    Stand strong, Liz! We love you, Sister!

  55. Jennifer K April 25, 2018 at 8:44 am #

    I love the book of Ruth and always appreciate your insight.

  56. Emily Skrypek April 25, 2018 at 8:45 am #

    Thank you for sharing this!! Sometimes I glance over my emails, but today, something tapped my shoulder and said – read this!!! I am so thankful for that. I love the story of Ruth. You write in a way that I can imagine I am in Ruth’s shoes. Thank you!

  57. Peggy Wallace April 25, 2018 at 8:46 am #

    Liz,
    I canot begin to explain how much this touched my heart today. Not to long ago, my husband and I moved to another state, leaving family and friends behind. I had been offered a job and we felt God asking us to go. I was laid off a few days ago and have felt like a stranger in a foreign land. Thank you for the reminder about how much God loves us and wants to care for us. I really needed this today. We are praying for God’s guidance about what to do.
    I am praying for you and your health. Thank you for continuing to allow yourself to he used by God.

    Peggy

  58. Bonnie Colvert April 25, 2018 at 8:46 am #

    Yes please Liz! Also thank you for the health update.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Praying for you!

  59. Janean Baird April 25, 2018 at 8:46 am #

    Tears in my eyes as I read your blog post while standing in my kitchen with cold barefeet and my last cup o’coffee waiting at my elbow, too hot to drink. I am a widow for four and a half years now. Ruth’s honest response and Boaz’s kindness and strength are all the more poignant to me. I’ve been taking care of my family and my home and myself (ish) on my own and am thankful for all the many ways God has provided. ~Janean

  60. Karen Taylor April 25, 2018 at 8:47 am #

    Liz, you have always been and continue to be an inspiration in my life. Thank you for having a genuine heart for God. Prayers for your health.

  61. Julie B April 25, 2018 at 8:48 am #

    Saying a prayer for you today. May the Lord’s prescence be very near and bring you his comfort and his strength. Blessings,

    Julie

  62. Dale April 25, 2018 at 8:49 am #

    I love the way you explain down to the smallest detail…I can only pray for the understanding that you can express so easily…

    May the Lord hold you in his loving hands during your illness.

  63. Lois Bringhurst April 25, 2018 at 8:49 am #

    What a Love Story – God’s love for his children – Priceless….

    Liz we continue to pray for your health and that God will use even your walk thru the Cancer treatment to witness to His Glory.

    Have a Blessed Day
    Lois

  64. Arleen Jacobson April 25, 2018 at 8:50 am #

    Liz, your words always are what I need for that time in my life. Thanks for being an inspiration to me and thousands of others. My prayers are with you for your health and your ministry.

  65. Sharon Rose April 25, 2018 at 8:51 am #

    I look forward to your blogs. Your words give me hope and strengthen my faith. You’re a testament to miracles only He can perform. God Bless.

  66. Susan Pugh April 25, 2018 at 8:51 am #

    Liz, your beautiful words always have a special way of touching my heart. God bless you and may He make your cancer treatments a “piece of cake.” I pray for your complete healing!

  67. Paulette Snyder April 25, 2018 at 8:52 am #

    Ahhhh His wonderful grace, I can relate with Ruth in I am in my late sixties and moved to an unfamiliar state. Gods grace sees me through when I am lonely for my children and grandchildren. Thank you for another wonderful study, am looking forward for the next.
    Dear one, I pray that His favor stays upon your life and that through this trial you come out as fine silver, shining and more beautiful than ever. Keep smiling as that is what brings ladies to you….

  68. Melissa Baker April 25, 2018 at 8:52 am #

    I love the book of Ruth! I have taught your study once and just finished being part of the Study again last week. We ended the morning with your rap! What a blessing this study has been to me. I love how God uses women to glorify Him – no matter what their background or circumstances. What an awesome God we have. And what an awesome Lizzy we have who makes every character come alive and be relatable for today. Thank you so much for your dedication to scripture and making it real to us! And may God bless you in your journey with chemo. I pray for you regularly.

  69. Lori Curtis April 25, 2018 at 8:53 am #

    God Bless!

  70. Marylin Furumasu April 25, 2018 at 8:54 am #

    Hi Liz,
    The story of Ruth has always been a favorite story for me because it shows God’s care, provision, protection, grace and deep love for us. When we think of ourselves as Ruth, a foreigner, and God extending His love to us. Even though we don’t deserve it, because we are His.
    What a beautiful picture of LOVE!

  71. Doris April 25, 2018 at 8:56 am #

    I have not read your book yet but we are doing an overview of the OT in Bible study and am looking forward to studying Ruth again. Love the story and how Boaz is a type of Christ–our Kinsman Redeemer, Ruth the bride of Christ.

  72. Susan Bays April 25, 2018 at 8:56 am #

    I’m a new follower, but have always loved the story of Ruth. Enjoying your posts and praying for your peace and healing during this season of your life. – Susan, Abingdon, VA

  73. Susan April 25, 2018 at 8:57 am #

    Volunteering with international women, this scripture emphasis is very special. Representing Christ, we are “Boaz” speaking comfort, protection and friendship to the “Ruth”s we meet: away from home, seeking a friend, not realizing we are demonstrating the true kinsman-redeemer, Jesus Christ. I saw today how our roles at Friendship International reflect the other side of the story.

  74. Donna April 25, 2018 at 8:58 am #

    Thses books are awesome! Not only for myself but those at the retirement community who i have the joy of sharing with them. Thank you Liz for all you do. You are a blessing and our prayers are continuing for you. God bless!

  75. Mari April 25, 2018 at 9:00 am #

    I needed this this morning. Thank you. Prayers for you in your health journey.

  76. Becky Foutz April 25, 2018 at 9:01 am #

    There are so many lessons for us in Ruth–it is one of my favorite books!

  77. Donna April 25, 2018 at 9:04 am #

    OH MY! I will never read the book of Ruth the same again. This message just gave me chills and peace that I have not had for a while.
    I pray for your health and for healing. May God touch you spirit, soul and body. May He fill you with strength beyond explanation and may His love flow in, through and out of you.
    May you and your husband find strength and peace in the loving arms of th Father.
    Thank you for this email. God bless you!

  78. Barbara April 25, 2018 at 9:05 am #

    The book Ruth has always been a favorite of mine. It reminded me that I should care for my mother in law until the day she passed away. Her name was Naomi as well. Thank you for your inspiring words.

  79. Nellie P. Strowbridge April 25, 2018 at 9:05 am #

    Liz, you are an inspiration to all women. Your generous smile and infectious laugh brighten the day. You bring hope to all of us who go through trials at some point in our lives. Love and prayers for wholeness in your physical health.

  80. Cheryl Dale April 25, 2018 at 9:06 am #

    Thank you for these beautiful words and for continuing to share even in your season of struggle. So many lives have been touched by your words.

  81. Beth Spivey April 25, 2018 at 9:07 am #

    Thank you! I am a why person too. Why does He love us so? It is so incomprehensible. But I am grateful!

  82. Nancy W Johnson April 25, 2018 at 9:07 am #

    Lizzie, you are an amazing woman encouraging ,teaching, writing even when you are not at 100 percent. God bless you as you continue blessing us!

  83. Linda G Reardon April 25, 2018 at 9:08 am #

    God bless you as you continue to share God’s love, and as you continue your journey with healing. I appreciate your words.

  84. Nicole S April 25, 2018 at 9:08 am #

    Thank you for posting this! God’s grace and understanding is amazing. My family has been going through some trials and we are working our relationship with God. Reading this post spoke to me in so many ways.
    Many days I feel like an alien in my own skin, and wonder how God could love me in all my brokenness, I know He does, and by working on my relationship with Him and becoming an obedient daughter of God, He will heal my brokenness.

  85. Debbie Patterson April 25, 2018 at 9:10 am #

    Grace, Grace, God’s Grace!
    Grace that is greater than ALL my sin!
    I am so undone by His unfailing Grace and love.

  86. Pam Abel April 25, 2018 at 9:11 am #

    Ruth is one of my favorite stories that has been shared with us in so many contexts. Your words make her story even more gracious and meaningful. Blessings and God’s loving grace to you, Liz, as you continue your immunotherapy. My husband finished his immunotherapy for lymphoma and now we are faced with possible renal cell carcenoma. Ruth’s strength of character to remain with and care for her mother-in-law, Naomi, gives me hope for our future. I had the great good fortune of seeing and hearing you speak many years ago in Atlanta, Georgia, and I have loved your work since then. Thank you for your sharing of faith.

  87. Linda Casella April 25, 2018 at 9:14 am #

    I lost my husband of 50 years 2 months ago very unexpectedly. God thru so many people has shown his love and grace, holding me up and leading me forward. Thank you Liz for this blog on Ruth. It speaks volumes to me

  88. Charlotte E April 25, 2018 at 9:15 am #

    You are always an encouragement to me! Praying for you as you go through your treatments.

  89. Julie April 25, 2018 at 9:16 am #

    Thank you for you message. Thank you for reminding me of the love God has for us and how we should love others. Life is busy and its so easy to get caught in the hustle and bustle. We need to settle down, calm down, feel emotion, and love one another. This was very moving, Liz. Love it! and Love You! Get Well Soon!!!!!

  90. Chara April 25, 2018 at 9:16 am #

    Beautiful post! Thankful fo you. 😊

  91. Beth April 25, 2018 at 9:16 am #

    The book Ruth has always been a favorite of mine with daily struggles I can read about Ruth and it will be ok

  92. Jonne Davis April 25, 2018 at 9:17 am #

    Thank you for reminding us of God’s grace and goodness to us! We do get caught up in the everyday and it gets pushed to the back. You touch my heart with your words – thank you for sharing. I know God is touching your heart through all that you are going through. I pray you are strengthened, made able to bear all that is coming your way. He is enough…

  93. Carolyn April 25, 2018 at 9:21 am #

    Love this reminder about Ruth. Our ladies bible study group recently did a study on Ruth. I love your reminders of the GRACE that is shown in the book of Ruth. Prayers for you and your family — TRUSTING in God’s faithfulness. I love reading your blogs — you get to the heart of the matter – God is good!

  94. Joy Nolan April 25, 2018 at 9:24 am #

    Liz,

    I love the way you present God’s grace through the life of Ruth. Sharing only as you do, makes it easy to learn about our Savior’s love for us. Thank you.

  95. Brenda Williams April 25, 2018 at 9:29 am #

    I’m so enjoying the story of Ruth. One of my favorite books in the Bible.
    I love how you interpret and the messages you ad as a sideline. You help me to understand more about scripture. Thank you.
    God bless you as you continue your treatments.

  96. Kris David April 25, 2018 at 9:29 am #

    Liz,

    You are always a blessing! Your books, your DVDs, your live speaking, and your blog! You rock beautiful lady!
    Prayers for you as you conquer cancer!!
    Kris

  97. Sarah Patterson April 25, 2018 at 9:33 am #

    The book of Ruth has always been a great blessing to me.
    The Mizpah, “Forsake me not from leaving you” is a blessing.
    This weekend we attended a Christian Wedding between a young engineer and his bride. She had a miraculous healing from lymphoma as a young girl. He redeemed her as his bride.
    The Wedding by a river began with the guests singing,
    “Jesus Saves” symbolic of the healing of the Lord.
    As the beautiful hymn lilted over the waves, we realized,
    Yes, Jesus Saves. Yes, He does!
    May the Lord bless you and heal you, dear Lizzie!

  98. Susie McQueen April 25, 2018 at 9:33 am #

    Last night at our Women’s event I shared about a recent breakthrough the Lord has given me, setting me free from years of pain. It took an act of obedience I had been sure I couldn’t do … but by His grace, I did what He told me and am reaping the bounty of a renewed confidence that I am His and He is mine! Reading this blog this morning was such a blessing, confirming what He has been telling me! Thanks!

    Praying for you, Lizzie — along with all the Scottish Standby Sisters!

  99. Shelley Wilburn April 25, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    This story makes me think of my own relationship with my husband. He saw me; through my family issues, my depression, hurt, etc. and he loves me. God… in His infinite wisdom and glorious grace, saw fit to send me a modern-day Boaz. That’s why Ruth’s story really hits me where I live. Thanks for pointing it out, Lizzie! And I just speak healing and restoration to you and triumph over this disease, in Jesus’ name!

  100. Jill Stroud April 25, 2018 at 9:35 am #

    Love, Love Ruth! I remember a time in my own life that God was asking me to follow my husband to a “land I did not want to go to” and the 1st chapter of Ruth was brought to my attention! I had to go searching the scriptures to remember where I had read this part of scripture! Wow! I was not happy that God was asking me to be obedient ! I should have known it would be in Ruth! It took me several weeks, sorry to admit, before I went to my husband and said I am ready to go!

    ” Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.” Ruth 1:16

    That we can all be obedient to HIS call , that is one of my prayers!

    Thanks Liz for being obedient in your sharing with others about the God who loves us each so much!

  101. Kathryn A April 25, 2018 at 9:36 am #

    God’s grace is ever-amazing. Thank you for the chance to read or hear your uplifting writing! I’m praying for your healing!

  102. Care Seltmann April 25, 2018 at 9:37 am #

    Liz, I love to hear your voice expressions and know how deeply you care about sharing your vast research in these blogs and I’m blessed beyond words to enjoy the podcasts as well! I’m in immune therapy for breast cancer and doing very well and my prayer for you is filled with healing energy! God Bless, Care

  103. Jane Benson April 25, 2018 at 9:39 am #

    I always enjoy reading God’s word, but I love your interpretation of His word. You touch so many lives, and are a blessing to me and many others. Love to you.

  104. Crystal Renfro April 25, 2018 at 9:39 am #

    I find such encouragement in your messages. Thank you for your ministry. Your book on Ruth holds a special place in my heart. In my family, we are three sisters, separated from me (the baby) by twelve and eighteen years. So we have grown up fairly separate from one another. Your book on Ruth connected us all in a time of joint study. We each got a print copy to read and share together as a joint study.
    I have a long work commute each day… about 3 hours on the road all together. I would love a copy of your audiobook to help cut the time. My favorite use of that time is to listen to Christian audio books.
    Blessings.

  105. Judi April 25, 2018 at 9:39 am #

    Grace, grace, God’s grace! I love you! Have followed you for many years, first hearing you at a Woman’s Retreat in Gatlingburg. Contuing to pray for you 🕇💕

  106. Beth Taylor April 25, 2018 at 9:41 am #

    Wow, Ruth’s honesty and her courage to ask why is amazing especially within the culture of that time. There is so much to be said for that kind of courage. I pray we can all be a Ruth when it is needed. Much prayer for you during this season.

  107. Sandy willis April 25, 2018 at 9:41 am #

    Thank you, Lord, for intersecting my walk on earth w/Liz Curtis Higgs! I love how you teach the word of God-God has anointed you in such a powerful way. I am keeping you & my husband lifted up as you battle through immunotherapy! He was God’s answer to my prayers….thank you Liz for continuing to show me the Light and Way. God Bless you and heal you!

  108. Denise April 25, 2018 at 9:42 am #

    Dear LIz,

    First I pray for your health and for God to give you the strength to face it even when it gets so hard. Secondly I love your books. Keep on keeping on…

    Denise

  109. Bonnie Chase April 25, 2018 at 9:42 am #

    Liz, I think you are highly favored as was Ruth. Your faith and resilience have spoken volumes of God’s grace to us.
    Ruth is so innocent and trusting and indeed a picture of our God’s redemptive grace. Hallelujah….He is our kingsman redeemed.

  110. Janeen April 25, 2018 at 9:42 am #

    Reading this first thing in my morning and enjoying the beautiful pics of flowers was an absolutely lovely start to my day. Thank you!

  111. Donna April 25, 2018 at 9:45 am #

    Lizzie, I’m praying for your healing. may God bless you abundantly and with his sweet favor, to restore your health.

    The words you write bring the Word to life. I can invision Ruth as if she is in right in front of me.

    Blessings to you as you continue continue your journey. You are loved.

  112. Tammy Brewer April 25, 2018 at 9:45 am #

    Much love, Liz. I’ve enjoyed your Bible studies for several years and facilitated them many times. Surrounding you with prayers as you go through this challenge with your health. I know God is in control. Blessings.

  113. KaRetha April 25, 2018 at 9:46 am #

    Thank you for reminding me of the love of our Kinsman Redeemer. Praying for you as you go through treatment.

  114. Joan April 25, 2018 at 9:47 am #

    Liz I am in awe of our Lord’s grace towards us. I pray often for you to be able to do as Acts 20:24says. “If only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the Gospel of God,s grace.
    This is also my prayer for me and that we all would finish well.
    In His grip, Joan

  115. Jane Dirks April 25, 2018 at 9:48 am #

    God’s goodness is everywhere to be seen – in our world and in our personal lives – if we have faith, confess our sins, and believe in His Son. Thanks be to God for such a wonderful blessing!!

  116. Joyce April 25, 2018 at 9:48 am #

    Liz, your love for the Word of God is infectious and always lifts me up. Thank you for your faithful sharing. My prayers are with you as you travel this road fraught with health issues. The Great Physician is at your side every step of the way and loves you like no other.

  117. Meagan April 25, 2018 at 9:48 am #

    This us just what I needed today and it tied in perfectly with my Bible study lesson. Thank you for sharing your insight and your wit.

  118. Tina Rice April 25, 2018 at 9:48 am #

    Liz,
    Thank you for these beautiful expressions of our Lord’s Grace & love for us! Indeed, He is our Kingdom Redeemer!
    Praying for you dear Liz.
    Blessings,Tina

  119. Carolyn April 25, 2018 at 9:50 am #

    Liz I pray for your total healing and strength .
    Love reading your studies. Can’t wait to hear and read your next one. Would love to hear you speak. Are you going to be any where close to Kansas City, Mo

  120. Cindy April 25, 2018 at 9:51 am #

    You are such an inspiration to us all. Your beautiful smile, spirit and love of Christ shine through! Prayers for your continued healing and total wellness.

  121. Linda Pierson April 25, 2018 at 9:51 am #

    Like Ruth, we are adopted into God’s family. Grace and blessings abound. She’s such a beautiful example of quiet obedience even when she must have been frightened.

  122. Cheryl Fleury April 25, 2018 at 9:53 am #

    What precious words are written for us in the Bible. Ruth’s question has been echoed thru the centuries, and it’s only in the Bible that we can find the answer. Thank you, Liz, for the reminder. My thoughts turn to Ephesians where the love of God is so evident. Even so, I still shake my head, yet raise my hands in worship to the One who loves me and gave Himself for me. Have a blessed day, dear sister. 💗

  123. Janice April 25, 2018 at 9:57 am #

    Thank you for your words today. I needed a reminder of Grace.

  124. Tracey from Wisconsin April 25, 2018 at 9:57 am #

    The Lord has continued to bring your teaching before me on FB, on the internet, in my car on the radio, etc. and the more I read and hear of your heart for Him the more I’m moved in my own life. What you shared about your cancer journey at the IF gathering was a game changer for me. Like scales falling off my eyes, the Lord is showing me how my struggles with mental illness is a gift. He’s moving me in places to minister to others, so praise the Lord for your sold out heart as you pour out on others what you have been given. Sending blessings from Madison Wisconsin 💜

  125. Dorothy April 25, 2018 at 9:57 am #

    Liz, I pray God’s healing blessing on you in the mighty power of Jesus! I have loved everything you have written and to hear you speak since the first time I saw you years ago at a Women if Joy Conference! Even got autographed books, my treasures! God bless you in your writings and in your life!

  126. Susanna S. April 25, 2018 at 10:00 am #

    I love reading all your books. This email was a timely reminder just when I needed reminding of God’s love and care. Praying for you as you go through your journey, for comfort, strength, and healing!

  127. Marjorie Latall April 25, 2018 at 10:05 am #

    I saw you many years ago and am glad to keep learning from you!

  128. Lynn Ingram April 25, 2018 at 10:06 am #

    I’ve always been intrigued and fascinated by the story of Ruth. I know bits and pieces of her journey, but have not really studied her. A copy of the give away would be awesome and greatly appreciated. Thank you for all your writings. I did the Women of Christmas this past Christmas with a group of women from my church. We all loved it. Thanks again!

  129. Michelle Thompson April 25, 2018 at 10:06 am #

    Thank you for always lifting my spirit by bring the Word of God to us in such a real way. Your gift of sharing God with others is exactly what we need. Thank you for being such a blessing!

  130. Mary Jane Pike April 25, 2018 at 10:07 am #

    I just want you to know I have been praying for you as you fight this battle. I have loved the story of Ruth since I first read it. Your book brought it alive to me. I have since given copies to family and friends, went on a weekend retreat with ladies from my church to study your book and the Word about Ruth, donated a copy to the library where I work and I recommend it to anyone who asks me about a book I love. I cannot say enough to show you how much I have learned, especially when my own dear mother-in-law developed dementia and I helped care for her. Ruth’s story came back to me often then. Thank you.

  131. Joan Arning April 25, 2018 at 10:09 am #

    I love your teaching and your books! Praying for your complete healing!

  132. Melissa McEntire April 25, 2018 at 10:10 am #

    Thank you so much for your ministry Liz. You are in my prayers! I look forward to each new post, book or writing that you do. God bless you for sharing your talents & heart with us. You make His word come alive!
    Melissa

  133. Donna Medley April 25, 2018 at 10:10 am #

    I love the kindness and compassion that radiates from you Liz when speak. God bless and keep you as you minister to the women of the world. 💗💖💞💕

  134. Debbie April 25, 2018 at 10:10 am #

    Liz, I so enjoy your teaching! I have always loved the book of Ruth. I would be thrilled to have the audiobook! Thanks!

  135. Mary Huff April 25, 2018 at 10:11 am #

    Liz, you are an amazing women, just like you I have been through the cancer walk, when my doctor’s didn’t give me much hope. But also like you, I know where my true hope is found, I reached out and took ahold of Jesus and hung on for dear life and here I am 4 years later, doing fine. You will be too after all the hard parts you are going through right now, I as well as your many friends are lifting you in prayer.
    I love Ruth’s story, as a widow I can so relate to how God provides for my every need, even before I know I have a need.
    Blessings on your day!

  136. Deb Sloan April 25, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    I would love an audiobook as my vision isn’t as good as it used to be. I love reading your books. I saw you in Mason, Ohio. I’m so thankful that you can still travel.

  137. Beth April 25, 2018 at 10:16 am #

    Praying for your healing and strength! I love the way you bring the Bible to life and see things I never did. God bless

  138. Luann Schaefer April 25, 2018 at 10:17 am #

    Praying for you for complete and total healing today in the might Name of Jesus. He is able.

  139. Suzi April 25, 2018 at 10:18 am #

    Sweet Liz,
    Thank you for your ministry of bringing scripture to life! The story of Ruth has so much for us to learn!

    You are often in my prayers as you go through this detour in life! Looking forward to seeing you at Cannon Beach soon!

  140. Susie Yarnell April 25, 2018 at 10:20 am #

    This totally blew me away! This past weekend, I attended Lifeway’s Abundance in Colorado Springs with a friend. We talked about some things we got out of the experience and what we wanted to work on in ourselves. When we got home, she sent me a message telling me that she asked God for guidance for me and He told her “Ruth”. How fitting that your blog was all about Ruth today! It seems that He is leading me to her story to apply it to my own life and I need to open my eyes to it. Thank you for the blog today and making me see how God and Ruth are calling me!

  141. Jonnelle Pippin April 25, 2018 at 10:21 am #

    OH,dear Liz…. I almost melt reading your word… the feelings that you awaken in me…. from your reading the Precious Book… and the stories it tells… and the people we learn to love… and learn from….
    Thank You for sharing!!!
    I send my Love and Prayers to you as you go through these difficult days…
    Just a thought as I was reading…. “Every Saint has a past…. Every Sinner has a future”….. and how thankful I am for that truth… as is shown in each and every story/ life I know….
    Sweet Blessings to you, dear Friend…

  142. Sara April 25, 2018 at 10:21 am #

    Liz, you know how to let the Word speak. I love how you present the truth like an usher leading us to the best seat in the house. Thank you for your continued ministry even during a challenging time personally. I truly do give thanks to God every time I remember you in my prayers. Blessings, dear sister!

  143. Georgene Kamphuis April 25, 2018 at 10:25 am #

    Hi Liz, thank you for this message today. Ruth is my very favorite book in the Bible. I have read many versions and authors of books written about the book of Ruth and love yours the best. I have been blessed by all your books, dear friend. I feel like I can call you that after you have shared your heart with me through so many beautiful written words. I prayed for you just now (2 Peter 1:3) and for joy.

  144. Julie Smith April 25, 2018 at 10:26 am #

    Hello Liz! I trust the Lord is sustaining you moment by moment, since His words of wisdom continue to flow through you to us. Thank you for your faithfulness. You blog post was very sweet. I enjoyed reading of Boaz’s gentle, but firm, commands, as these are the same the Lord speaks to us, too. May the Lord continue to bless you richly.

  145. Janice Davidson April 25, 2018 at 10:27 am #

    Liz, thank you for sharing. Such an inspiration to me that I badly needed TODAY.

  146. Kelly Taylor April 25, 2018 at 10:30 am #

    I loved meeting you in NC! I purchased Embrace Grace and Bad Girls of the Bible. I haven’t finished Bad Girls yet but completed Embrace Grace. It helped me in so many ways. When I doubt I go to that book(and my Bible of course) to see my way out of the doubt. They way you simply and honestly put everything was what helped me understand! Blessings on your journey and prayers for fighting through the treatments.

  147. Carole McConnell April 25, 2018 at 10:33 am #

    May God bless you as you fight this cancer! God blesses others thru you! Thank you for all you do!

  148. Pat Bussian April 25, 2018 at 10:39 am #

    Wishing you well in your journey. Having watched my mother go thru her cancer treatments, I know that God was with her every step of the way as he is with you. Your readings always make my day better no matter what I’m doing. I saw you in Illinois a couple years ago and still remember your dynamic presentation. You touch so many hearts in the things you do. Blessings and prayers

  149. Aloaha Voth April 25, 2018 at 10:41 am #

    So many that I am praying for who are battling cancer. I also watch them spreading God’s Word to others. I am amazed by God’s work in our lives! Reading about Boaz as kinsman redeemer and comparing our Redeemer is so comforting! Grace. Wow!

  150. Linda Lakewood April 25, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    Thank you Liz. It’s a blessing to you and all of us that God chose you to share his Word. I pray he continues to bless you and heal you through your treatments, and that He restores you to perfect health. I pray he gives you strength to continue sharing His Word. I love the book of Ruth and was introduced to it as a very young child by my grandmother and mother. It has so much more meaning to me now as I take care of my 95-year-old mother, my husband, and our son and daughter-in-law and granddaughter. I use your lessons to share with my women’s group at church. They think you are special too!

  151. Colleen Moody April 25, 2018 at 10:44 am #

    Oh, Liz. I’ve been listening to your podcast. What a balm for my heart.
    Praying for your journey as I go through my own health concerns.
    Much love to you.

  152. Stephanie Hoy April 25, 2018 at 10:48 am #

    Liz you truly are inspiring. I look forward to each blog. Today was a day I needed a pick me up and through you He provided one. Thank you. Praying for you as you go through these health issues.

  153. Bonnie April 25, 2018 at 10:48 am #

    Prayers for you, Liz. I would love to have a copy of your audio book!

  154. [email protected] April 25, 2018 at 10:49 am #

    “Undone” by His determination to breathe His last breath, saying, “It is finished.” That still staggers my mind and I suspect it always will. Prayers for healing and encouragement for you, Lizzie! I’ve much love for you which is a gift from our Most High.

  155. Joanie April 25, 2018 at 10:49 am #

    This devotion spoke directly to my soul. God’s timing through you was perfect, as always. I am a five year out, cancer survivor. Praise God! While I would not wish it on anyone, I would not trade my journey and the person I am today because of it for anything. God was with me, and allowed me to see “life” through a different lens. I speak “victory” for you, in the name of Jesus. Much love!

  156. Tishanna April 25, 2018 at 10:49 am #

    I pray that God will give you strength to endure this battle you are fighting, but ultimately I pray for your healing. I was blessed to hear you speak at a Faith Filled Women’s Conference. I love your ministry. Makes me wanna go read Ruth again!

    Many Blessings

  157. [email protected] April 25, 2018 at 10:53 am #

    At Wonderful Wednesday spring sessions at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Moneta, VA, my small group is studying FEAR OF THE OTHER by William H. Willimon. Ruth is ‘the other’ in your lesson today

    I will share this with my class this evening. Thanks and blessings to you.

  158. Rhonda April 25, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    What a gift. I’m sitting here in Massachusetts on another rainy day, waiting impatiently for a spring day. (We have not had spring yet, in fact it snowed last week.) Then your gift comes, all those beautiful flowers along with a great message.

    Thank you.

  159. Katy Dockins April 25, 2018 at 10:57 am #

    Love your work Liz

  160. Rosemarie April 25, 2018 at 11:00 am #

    God has been dealing with me concerning His love and grace. Your blog post today was God’s Words to me through your fingers typing. Thank you for your ministry. You bring the Word alive.

  161. Gloria Chandler April 25, 2018 at 11:06 am #

    Always get inspired with your studies. Just need more hours in the day to spend with them.

  162. Diane Johnson April 25, 2018 at 11:08 am #

    Such a timely reminder for me.

  163. Debbie Slonek April 25, 2018 at 11:17 am #

    When you were in Plainfield, I was so blessed to hear you teach, worship with you and meet you! That evening still rates as one of the highlights of this year. I pray for you often, for healing and for God’s continued blessings and opportunities.
    I love Ruth’s story, one of my favorites!
    Hope you are enjoying a beautiful Spring day!

  164. Fay April 25, 2018 at 11:17 am #

    I absolutely LOVED this study/book! Liz, I love how you help me see the women in the Bible as regular women that I would love to be friends with. Praying for you!

  165. Melanie Greene April 25, 2018 at 11:24 am #

    Dear Liz, I so appreciate the way you explain scriptures, breaking them down into tidbits of understanding & wisdom and using such wonderful photos! My thoughts and prayers are with you and may God hold you in His loving arms each and every day! I’d love to hear you as narrator of the audiobook. Have a blessed day,

  166. Debbie Muchmore April 25, 2018 at 11:24 am #

    Thank you for your ministry! Praying for your health!

  167. Linda Hermen April 25, 2018 at 11:26 am #

    I am sorry to hear that you are going through cancer treatments. I will pray for the day you can join the many women, including myself, who can say “I am a survivor!”
    Praising God for His healing hand on past and future survivors. I am always blessed by your devotions as they are so straight forward and remain in my heart and head. God has blessed you with this gift and blessed us through you. And having seen you present in person, your love and joy for the Lord are even present in print! 🙂

  168. Stacey Smith April 25, 2018 at 11:28 am #

    I love listening to you on the Faith Radio app and would enjoy this. Thank you for speaking kind words to us weary folks and giving us some encouragement. Prayers for you as you continue your treatments. May God wrap his loving arms around you.

  169. Martha T. April 25, 2018 at 11:31 am #

    The book of Ruth is one of my favorites! It would be great to win a copy of your book!!

  170. WendyBrz April 25, 2018 at 11:36 am #

    Thank you for soldiering on (as we say in the army.) So many of us would focus inward when faced with that diagnosis – and you keep looking up and pouring out. You inspire me!
    Much love and man, would I love to win that audio book!

  171. Barbara Maggio April 25, 2018 at 11:43 am #

    Dear Liz,

    Healing prayers continue for you.

    Your sister, Sarah is my best friend!

    Blessings, Barbara

  172. Carol Walton April 25, 2018 at 11:50 am #

    Liz, you have a wonderful way with words..especially God’s Word. Thank you for sharing this. I am praying daily for you. God is using you in a mightily way.

  173. Carolyn J Brown April 25, 2018 at 11:51 am #

    Dear Ms Liz
    I Pray the Blessings upon you and your family as you travel this journey,for we trust in his every , for by his Stripes you and other women in Faith will be healed,right now I have to friends who are both going through different kinds of cancer but God you and them the amount of Amazing Faith you all have and have not wavered, let’s we too can stand,as for the Ruth story it reminds of the countless times I didn’t wait on God to choice for me to wait on the true love he had for me in my heart at this time in my life I am waiting faithful on God ,the way you have a broader vision of the women in the Bible is a marvelous thing from God and only God,I would love to be a winner as well as other sister’s as well.We study your books in our Tuesday Women Bible Study,here in Mobile,Al..May God continue to Bless and Keep you is my Prayer!!

  174. Tracy Crump April 25, 2018 at 11:53 am #

    Liz, I love how you see something new in a passage I’ve read many times. Praying for your healing.

  175. Mollie April 25, 2018 at 11:56 am #

    Bless you, Lizzie, for being such a kind, faithful, generous, loving example of a Christian woman. May the Lord bless you and keep you, many He shine His face upon you and give you peace.

  176. Kris April 25, 2018 at 11:58 am #

    I pray for your continued healing, I am on the radiation path right now myself. I would love to share this with my Bible study group.

  177. Debbie April 25, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

    Liz – Love your books! Love the beautiful photos on your blog. Where is the lake with the grass in the foreground and the building in the background? It is so beautiful! I would love to be able to share this audiobook with our women’s bible study;)

  178. Marti Pfeffer April 25, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

    Love reading your blog & watching you on Facebook. Praying for you.

  179. Megan L. April 25, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

    I love how you break the Scripture down for us, and explain it so clearly. Thank you for this post and for all your writings. I truly hope and pray that God continues to strengthen you in your health battles so you can continue to work for Him.

  180. Faith Simpson April 25, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

    Thanks a million for these beautiful thoughts…..warms my heart with hope.

  181. Jaime April 25, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    Continued prayers! Grace is such a small word but such a huge wonderful thing. Where would we be if not for grace?

  182. Candice Story April 25, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    I love the way that you allow God to flow through you and the way you share with words of love, grace and mercy! All the glory to God! I have a situation in my life where I had to totally had to give it to God and it is awesome! I was diagnosed with a spinal cord stroke. I can’t feel anything from the waist sown. I have through the healing of God been able to take a few steps and stand. I thought that it would never happen! Show that you never under estimate what He can do! I mean when this first happened I sould not even sit up or stand. completely paralyzed! It happened October 15 and I was in the hospital until November 21st then released to a nursing home and was in there until December 21st. I had your book on Proverbs and you started it with the fact that you was in a wheelchair. I knew then that I was to read the book while I was in the hospital. I was so amazed at the words and scripture you wrote about!! No matter if I ever wal again, I am healed becase God is with every step of the way! I did not mean to write all this it just flowed! I am praying for you too! God Bless You Liz! God has a plan for this in your life just like mine!

  183. Elizabeth White April 25, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

    I never tire of reading/ hearing the account of Ruth. Her determination to follow the God of Israel , and Naomi is such a good example of how we should be determined to follow Jesus also. Thank you for making her story jump out and show us she is real.

  184. Mary April 25, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

    Amen! How amazing our God is! How time after time He has shown me grace!
    Lord bless you Liz! Praying for excellent outcomes for your treatment!

  185. Lesli Pool April 25, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    I love the story of Ruth. Grace is one thing I have a hard time accepting as I am so undeserving. The Lord is so beautiful! Take care of yourself Liz. You are continually in my prayers. A true warrior for our God.

  186. Stefani Wilson April 25, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

    I absolutely love the book of Ruth & the story of her & Boaz!!! I’m praying for you & your health. How amazing it is that as you go through a health crisis your still helping all of us to understand & love God’s word. How selfless that is! Thank you for all you do!!!! ❤️🙌🏽🙏🏽

  187. Fran April 25, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

    Dear Liz, I’m praying for God’s healing of “our Liz”. What a beautiful newsletter this is! I’m currently reading “Unveiling Mary Magdalene”. Right in the midst of the blessing I was receiving from your newsletter, I received one of those annoying phone calls we get actually showing a name of a friend, but isn’t that friend. I said a prayer to God to cast off these demons. My favorite story in your books is Ruth, Naomi and Boaz. I love you, Liz.

  188. Lori April 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

    Just signed up today and listening and reading. Oh, my! I had no idea that you were battling cancer. Absolutely will be praying! Just wanted to say also that I could sit and listen to you all day long. You teach and tell a story like my sweet nannie use to do. Totally enjoyed Ruth podcast and took notes. My Bible looks like I am ready for a pop quiz! lol

  189. Ruth E Thomson April 25, 2018 at 12:41 pm #

    Liz, you so .any of us walk in our faith. I am joining others and praying for your health. Ruth was the very first book I read when I learned to read. I have the most amazing MIL! Plus, I have the most amazing DIL! God has blessed me so much with these relationships. An audiobook of your study on Ruth would be fantastic!
    Thanks, Ruth

  190. Lisa April 25, 2018 at 12:42 pm #

    The book of Ruth has popped up all around me lately, in Lifegroup, in a sermon, and in several devotionals. It such a fascinating book! So much in a few short chapters!! Thanks for helping me see a bigger picture here!! We’re all Ruth being taken care of by our Kinsman Redeemer!!

  191. Barb Poston April 25, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

    Thank you for this comparison of Boaz and Ruth to God and me. Such a clear visual picture of God’s love and grace toward us; toward me. God is so, so good!
    Prayers continue here at Christ’s Church at Mason for your well-being as well as for your ministry. God is using you mightily for His glory. Love & Prayers, Barb

  192. Lori April 25, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    Me again! Don’t need to buy The Girl’s Still Got It since I just found it in my library here at home. Seriously, I need to straighten my library up! Off to start reading it! Thanks again and prayers.

  193. Pam Erselius April 25, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

    Your portrayal of Ruth’s story touches my heart and helps me appreciate God’s kindness toward me in a new and deep way.

  194. Veronica L. April 25, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

    Liz, your ability to bring God to life on a page is such a gift! I look forward to ready your newest book.

  195. Susan Thuener April 25, 2018 at 1:07 pm #

    Started this before but it got lost so rewriting. Just want to say how much I appreciate your messages and so glad that it will be coming to me during the summer months when I am back in NY. Always enjoy the Book of Ruth. Prayers for the success of your cancer therapy. God Bless.

  196. Carol Van Hooser April 25, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

    Love the story of Ruth! Her faith was so strong… I am named after her (Carol Ruth) would love to have the audio book. Keep writing and inspiring us Liz! So happy you are on the other side of your health issues!

  197. Jeanne April 25, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

    I led my Sunday school class a few years ago in studying your “Ruth” book along with the accompanying video. I’m blessed each time in a classroom discussion when someone says, “That reminds me of Ruth……!” As a teacher, seeing something stick with a student is a blessing…..and that’s due to you, your beautiful skill with the Word….in print and speech. We attended the Pensacola conference a year ago and continue to pray as a class for your health. My Women of Faith group love you and your books!

  198. Laura Sovine April 25, 2018 at 1:33 pm #

    Hi Liz! I’m praying for your healing, comfort and strength! I bought the book The Girl’s still Got It, and would be so encouraged to receive a copy of the audiobook of it! Thank you!

  199. Mary Tullila April 25, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

    I can identify with Ruth very much ! As a suicide loss widow …I know the alien in a foreign land of the living feeling. I also know the sweet redeeming grace of Jesus who has provided for me , loved me thru, and reblossomed what the locusts stole from me.
    This is one of my favorite stories from His Word. Powerful good is it !

  200. Patti Iverson April 25, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

    One of my praying gramma friends is going blind. She can no longer read. I cared for my own mil for 31 yrs and tried to turn her on to audio books and she never bought it. I’m willing to try again for this dear friend because this time it’s you–Ruth–and God. Would love to give it to her. Perhaps this is why my mil never would try–she knew I really wanted to “give it to her” also! Ho ho ho–only half-way kidding! But Ruth and Naomi we were NOT. Only committed and dedicated to God. Thanks alot. We continue to pray for you—chemo stinks. But it also saves lives. And yours is worth saving…

  201. Trish April 25, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

    Liz, I have been a long time fan of yours for many years. You can bring the Bible to life for me like few others can. The story of Ruth and Naomi has been a favorite of mine for a long time. I loved how you used various translations in your blog. Each said the verse in a different way but the meaning was still there. That’s meat and potatoes feeding right there!
    May God bless you as persevere through your treatments. Chin up and grip the savior’s hand. He’s got you.

  202. Shelly April 25, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

    May our Heavenly Father continue to bless you Liz❣️
    Thank you for your wise take on Ruth. I have always been intrigued by Ruth and how Boaz redeemed she and Naomi ❤️

  203. P Deese April 25, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

    I have always found the book of Ruth to be a favorite. I would love to win a copy of your audiobook! Prayers for you! And God’s Blessings!

  204. Latisha M April 25, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

    Wow. This message is meeting me right where I am. It could not be more timely. Thank you for sharing such a relevant themed story/message even in the midst of your own trial. May God continue to keep you. Blessings!

  205. Melody litchfield April 25, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

    Hi Sister Lizzie ~

    Father I lift up My Sweet Sister to you for your healing balm to pour upon her from the crown of her head to the souls of her feet. Father we know that your word is alive and active. Sharper than any double edge sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart….Father we stand on your holy word with hearts overflowing with faith that these scriptures will come to pass in My Sweet Sister Lizzie….But I will restore to you health and heal your wounds declares the Lord ~ Jeremiah 30:17 …Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her ~ Luke 1:45….In The Name Above Every Name Jesus Christ the author and finisher of our faith…. love you Sis….Keep the Faith and Perseverance 💗🙏🏻🕊

  206. Vivian April 25, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

    Ruth is one of my favorite books. It is a wonderful love story between Boaz and Ruth but I really love that Boaz is a picture of our Kinsman-Redeemer, Jesus. I am getting ready to read your book on Ruth now. Thank you for how you encourage us in the midst of your own trials! You are such an encourager and I believe it is because you first find your own encouragement in your walk with our Lord. May He continue to bless you and shine His face upon you and give you peace.

  207. Karen Tackett April 25, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

    Hi Liz, I had the opportunity to study this book a couple of years ago in a ladies Bible study! It was one of my most favorite studies. I have always loved the story and it brought even more to my heart the truth of the Kinsman-Redeemer. Thank you for your insights and truth brought forth so clearly. I would love an audio-book! Love you and I continue to daily pray for your healing!

  208. Kim April 25, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

    My mother’s name is Ruth. It will be 10 years ago in October that she passed away of ovarian cancer. I miss her every day. She was the best mom any daughter could ask for. She showed so much grace to my Dad, my sister and me. I pray I am half the mom she was to me to my two sons. I feel so blessed that God chose her to be my Mom.

  209. Lisa April 25, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

    Many times as a newly divorced woman who had so much guilt and shame with a new name now that innever thought I would have as a Christian woman. The Lord redeemed me and watched over me, protected me as I always wanted to know why He did these things for me. Until then, I didn’t fully understand the sufficiency of His grace and his undying love for me just as I was. Thank you for your sweet nuggets that always reminds us that we are His beloved and a treasure to Him. I saw you last weekend in OH and cannot thank you once again for the reminder of who our HOPE is and how much we are loved by our Savior. You are a treasure to me and I love you Lizzie and your sweet better half too! He was such a little servant and just shared with me about his love for you. Blessings my friend as you minister in so many places over this next year. Xo❤️

  210. Lisa Gaska April 25, 2018 at 2:48 pm #

    Liz, Oh how I love this post! Early this morning, I was reminded of His Shalom. This after noon I read your words, “To give me a new name. His. To Give me a new life. His. To give me a new home. His.

    His peace, His name, His life, His home… LOVE!!! No matter how many times I visit Ruth, He reveals new and exciting truth!

  211. Brenda Murphree April 25, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

    Praying for you as you take your therapy. My husband took immunotherapy to for mestatic renal. He did real good on this but now he’s on a chemo oral drug.
    I would love to win an audio of your book.

  212. Danielle April 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

    In new situations I often feel the “alien”, and the “foreigner”, just as Ruth did in her new land. Remembering His name, the life and new home He has given me reminds me to bask in the shelter and comfort of His wings. His presence, His protection, His direction is ALL I need! (I recently accepted a new position and often feel overwhelmed with the responsibilities, then I remind myself the Lord directs me and is in control of not only this part of my life, but all of my life). 🙂

  213. Judy Simmons April 25, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

    I love the story of Ruth. If I could only be as loving and selfless as she was…

  214. Debra Hopkinson April 25, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

    I’ve always loved Ruth’s story, but you bring a new light to he subject matter. Your wisdom shines brightly, and I always love your writings. I would love to win one of the audio books! Prayers for you as you journey along in this race called life.

  215. Trish O'Doherty April 25, 2018 at 3:33 pm #

    Thank you Liz for YOUR persistence in pushing through. Thank you for your honesty and personal health updates. Thank you especially for making a favourite book,Ruth, so real.
    I LOVE seeing your name in my inbox.!!
    Prayers continue for you and yours. Peace and hugs and His richest blessings.

  216. Catherine April 25, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

    We are studying “TGSGI”- it has been so very good! Your teachings are a blessing, and so much is gleaned from God’s word because of them. 🙂

  217. Shirley April 25, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

    I love that story. Would love to read the book. Prayers for your healing!

  218. Joy Muchlinski April 25, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

    Love the story of Ruth and love you. Trust you are feeling better everyday. We need you, Lizzie!! You are a great encourager to so many women and the laughter we can share, while studying God’s Word, is so uplifting.

  219. Laura Akers April 25, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

    Equally undone, Liz. Thanks for that amazing moment to pause and be reminded.

    Daddy, thank you for the way you continue to give Liz such powerful strength to glorify Your Name before the congregation, even as she fights her cancer battle. Continue to strengthen and support her arms to hold up Your standard, and to refresh her in your gentle intimacy. IJN

  220. Dorothy Hitchon April 25, 2018 at 3:56 pm #

    Hi Liz, I shopped with you on our Christmas trip to Scotland in Dec. of 20qo. What a wonderful trip that was.
    I have read both novels which take place in Scortland. The 2 book series about Ruth and the 4 book series
    about Jacob. They are favorites of mine. I also met Laura Frantz on that trip and have read all of her books.
    Thank you for the spirit of Christ that you witness to all who know you.

    I will be praying for your restored good health. Those who are taking the immune therapy are doing so well.

    I am now Kansas City Dotty but still but still palm beach dotty at heart. With Fond memories, Dotty

  221. Linda Sledge April 25, 2018 at 4:17 pm #

    I do so enjoy your Bible studies, and I love the book of Ruth. Thank you so much for sharing your life and your gift of teaching with us.

    I am praying for you as you continue your treatments for cancer. May God bless you a hundred fold as you pour out your life for Him.

  222. Lynda E. April 25, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

    A beautiful post–thanks for the reminder! And for the giveaway. I have not yet had the opportunity to read this book and look forward to it.

  223. Dana Hanlon April 25, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    I love the story of Ruth, because it showed that God cares for all people, even when they aren’t an Israelite. And I love the fact that she is in Jesus’ lineage. Makes me humble that God cares for me just as much, and I’m not an Israelite either. Thank you for sharing with us. I always enjoy your books and posts!

  224. Nadia April 25, 2018 at 4:35 pm #

    So very well said! I have loved the book of Ruth for so many years and love how much God teaches and reaches people with this simple story of redemption, Grace, forgiveness and love.
    You have inspired my day and will be reading it again. Bless You!!
    Praying for you! God works all things to His good plan and purpose!

  225. Gwenith April 25, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

    Dear Liz; the story of Ruth is my favorite for all the reasons you noted and expressed so beautifully! You have always inspired me, and I’ve had the privilege of seeing you in St. Louis some time ago. Your current journey is inspirational, and I know from experience your walk is not easy right now. Your humor, joy, hope, peace, and your love of others shines brightly anyway, and what a testimony you are providing. I pray God will heal you completely, lift your chin to his face when the going gets rough, and whispers his love to you every moment until you are well again.

  226. Linda Stolk April 25, 2018 at 5:02 pm #

    The book of Ruth is such a beautiful love story, not only the relationship of Ruth and Boaz, but the love between Ruth and Naomi. I so treasure their relationship.

  227. Jackie April 25, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

    Liz, thank you so much. As always, seems your words of wisdom are right on time–the time I need to hear them. Thank you for being willing to be used by our good Lord to encourage so many. Praying for you often.

  228. [email protected] April 25, 2018 at 5:15 pm #

    Dear Liz-thank you for the encouraging words-again! I was in Roseau(was it already 2 weeks!) for your meeting there.What a wonderful time! You were so inspiring and it was so great to meet you and hear you in person. I had 2 friends with and they loved you also!
    Praying for your complete healing-God is so good.

  229. Michele April 25, 2018 at 5:38 pm #

    Love reading this book again, and looking at Ruth to see how God redeems each of us. Sharing it with a group of young mothers.

  230. Mary Miller April 25, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

    Hello Liz, seven years ago I wrote to you about starting a women’s bible study at my church. You were so encouraging and you sent a packet full of handouts for our group. We chose your book “The Bad Girls of the Bible”. Well Liz , you opened the door for us and I’m so happy to tell you that we are still meeting today and we have again chosen your one of your books. ” The Girl’ s Still Got it”. Thank you Liz for your insight and humor and keep writing!
    Praying for your ministry and return to good health.

  231. Valerie April 25, 2018 at 5:51 pm #

    Thank you Liz for this great post. Ruth and her story gives me hope that God will provide a loving and godly husband for me again too.

  232. Renee Schultz April 25, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

    Liz, I am so thankful for your teachings on Ruth and Boaz. I can feel them in a very personal way and understand them so much deeper. I can hear you say Boaz in my head and smile when that happens.

    Praying for you sweet sister, Hugs!

  233. Pam April 25, 2018 at 6:04 pm #

    Hi Liz, I have to admit the flowers at the top spoke to me with their simple beauty. Then, I read your post and was blown away by the words. Even though I know Ruth’s story, you brought it to life to me again. Thank you! Continued prayers for you.

  234. Margaret Bouska April 25, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

    The story of Ruth is my story… following a Christian lady who became my surrogate momma. She lead me to Jesus, and has been there for me all of my life… helping me find a Godly Husband. Teaching me that there is no other GOD but our GOD!!!!!

    So I loved reading the book. The simple and complicated things that you brought out in the Book, have ministered to my heart so much and enlightened my outlook for the book of Ruth in the Bible.

    I love you and I pray for you continually. GOD is the GOD of miracles and He can heal you… this is such a time, when I wish I lived close to you and could bring you food, or do your dishes, or vacuum the floor, etc.

    Please know that many are praying for you. much love and hugs, Margaret from S. Carolina, I met you at Myrtle Beach, several years ago.

  235. Marge Buehler April 25, 2018 at 6:17 pm #

    The preview I just read was great. I, also am praying for your health.

  236. Sheryl Lampe April 25, 2018 at 6:22 pm #

    God has truly blessed all of us with you. Even with all you are going through, you still find time to bless us with your words. You make the story come alive. Thank you. Praying for you and your ministry.

  237. Debbie B. April 25, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

    Ruth through her compassion for Naomi was obedient in
    love and Naomis trust and aren’t we the same caring for
    the lost and helping the poor putting meals on a table when
    we ourselves dream a nice dinner out but know like Ruth
    our care is more important than our own needs.

  238. Kathleen April 25, 2018 at 6:48 pm #

    May the Lord bless you and keep you;
    May the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you;
    May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.
    I pray for the Lord to heal and strengthen you and to give you the courage and stamina you need to endure this trial!

  239. Cathy Baillie April 25, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

    I often think of the joy that Ruth found by following a different path. If she would have stayed in Moab, her life would have been so different. By choosing to accept the God of the Hebrews, she took a real leap of faith. God rewarded her for doing this. What can we take a leap into today? We can know God will be there for us if it is a leap that will honor Him.

  240. Trish April 25, 2018 at 7:56 pm #

    You have quite the way with words. A story teller through and through. Thank you for gloriously using the gifts God has given you. Prayers for full healing and restoration.

  241. [email protected] April 25, 2018 at 8:01 pm #

    I too love the story of Ruth best. But never did I see the comparison as much as this time with the love of God toward us. The story teaches me God’s unfailing love, His self-sacrificing love, and His continual care for the present, as well as, the future. GOD IS IN CONTROL! Thank you Jesus. And thank you Lizzie for your ministry. God bless you.

  242. Robin April 25, 2018 at 8:01 pm #

    God’s unmerited grace. Love so amazing. How blessed I am.

    Enjoy your books tremendously. Every time I read them, I can hear your bubbling spirit coming through. Praying for your strength to keep on, keeping on.
    Because He lives, we can face tomorrow.

  243. MS Barb April 25, 2018 at 8:32 pm #

    Thank you for an opportunity to win an audio book–I enjoy audio books while I’m driving, or when sewing! I LOVE the story of Ruth, and have been reading her story this week in y Bible. I am very sorry to hear about the immunotherapy treatments…I will pray for you!

  244. Susan April 25, 2018 at 8:38 pm #

    What a lovely reminder of God’s love and grace toward us! You are an amazing encourager, even while fighting your battle against cancer.

  245. Carmen April 25, 2018 at 8:48 pm #

    Thank you Liz for the beautiful reminder just how precious His grace really is. Jesus came to redeem and restore us and RUTH is such a wonderful story to remind us of that. I’m so thankful Christ sees past our faults and failures, He longs to save rescue us!

  246. Alana Morgan April 25, 2018 at 8:53 pm #

    As I read your teachings I am reminded to breathe deeply…your heart, wisdom, honesty is a balm to my spirit.

    Thank you Liz!

  247. Kathy Hibbard April 25, 2018 at 8:55 pm #

    Miss Liz, it puts me on my face, too. Each Sunday, as the wafer is placed in my hand during the Eucharist, tears fall as my heart cries out those same words: “Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me…” Thank you for showcasing these precious words. May it ever be my response for so great a grace!

  248. Andrea April 25, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

    Our Sunday School class just did a great study on Ruth (taught by a man who majored in English and then went to seminary, so he brought both an English teacher perspective as well as a pastor perspective to the book)–I wish you could have been with us! I was sad to see the study end, so seeing this in my e-mail was an extra treat!

    We all love you–thank you for your amazing gifts of teaching and writing!

  249. Kathy Erickson April 25, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

    OH, Lizzie! I just love your “Girls” books!!

    Continuing prayers for healing!

  250. Kim Guffey April 25, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

    I always enjoy reading everything you write. Prayers for strength and healing. You are such an encouragement to me.

  251. Phyllis Banks April 25, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    Ruth is the kind of person we all need. Someone to sacrifice for us. Someone to protect us. Someone to love us unconditionally. She is the face of courage and leads by example with the same kind of Grace and Mercy that our precious Lord does. Praying for you my precious sister in Christ.

  252. Debbie Garrison April 25, 2018 at 9:25 pm #

    I’m so thankful that God has me right where He wants me…Even though there have been many times I don’t understand what he’s doing or why. I’m just glad he’s in control and I can trust Him! Praying for you as you continue your immunotherapy.

  253. Cecilia Furnish April 25, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

    Prayers continue for you as you go through this journey of cancer treatment. Thank you for sharing your love of Jesus with us.

  254. Gloria Hargrove April 25, 2018 at 10:06 pm #

    Liz, From the first time I viewed one of your tapes on “Bad Girls” you have blessed me with wonderful insights that Jesus gives you. Thank You for being so transparent. I pray for you often knowing that even the whisper of your name gets His attention.

  255. Rebecca Tellez April 25, 2018 at 10:13 pm #

    Liz, your words and teaching have blessed me all my Christian walk. I was a brand new Christian in my 54th year when you came to share Gods Wird at Mt. View Christian Church in Gresham. Oregon. My husband and I chose the words of Ruth for our wedding vows.
    Praying for your strength and healing during this journey. Thank you for continuing to bless us with your wisdom and love.

  256. Sara O. April 25, 2018 at 10:22 pm #

    Thank you for this beautiful insight on Ruth. I’ve read this story a few times but you have way of bringing biblical stories to life. I so appreciate that!

  257. Elizabeth April 25, 2018 at 10:28 pm #

    Your writing is anointed. May God bless you and heal you.

  258. Karen April 25, 2018 at 10:34 pm #

    Liz, thank you so much for continuing to feed us with your teaching and devotion to God’s word in spite of your own suffering. I have learned so much from you. May God richly bless you.

  259. Daphne Wepprecht April 25, 2018 at 10:48 pm #

    Bless you on your journey in His grace!! I am grateful to have met you years ago when yiubspoke at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, I’M. And to have shared one of your Bible studies on Sarah with our women’s group at our tiny little church. So many words of wisdom from you have helped me through some very rough and dark times. I lost my husband last spring and have had many adjustments to make in my life. I look around and know that everyone has something….some hardship or heartache to deal with. And yet our God is ever present. Sometimes so hard to remember and accept His grace but it is always there and for that I am grateful. And for people like you that remind me of it. Thank you so very much for your gift of sharing. I wish you all the best with your health concerns. God bless you!!

  260. Carol Burrell April 25, 2018 at 11:16 pm #

    What a blessing you are to so many people in so many ways. I’ve had the privilege of hearing you in person at Women of Joy several times. Glory how you have the gift of entertaining and witnessing and teaching. I have read this book but would love to have the audio. Love the story of Ruth. I have always been a “big” girl myself and you truly are an inspiration not only to me but many others. Picture yourself in our Fathers lap with his arms around you as he protects you and carries you through the days ahead . He promises to see us through all situations. 💜🙏

  261. Margaret With April 25, 2018 at 11:39 pm #

    Thank you, sweet Liz, for your words that were oh so needed by me today. Thank you, precious Jesus, for your wondrous gift of grace.

  262. Kim Prance April 26, 2018 at 12:29 am #

    Thank you Liz, your words are just what I needed at the moment.

  263. Mary Kay Moody April 26, 2018 at 1:29 am #

    Oh, Lizzie ~ “Undone” is it, truly. Such beautiful words that speak Truth to our hearts — rescued, redeemed, restored, given His name, His life, His home. Like ocean waves, the love keeps washing over. Grace in Thine Eyes! Astonishing.

    Praying, dear sis, for you and your family. And so grateful that you are held in God’s hand. Thank you for breaking the bread of The Word and sharing with us. And for the opportunity to win a lovely audio of this fantastic book!

  264. Jennifer Spoores April 26, 2018 at 1:47 am #

    Beautifully said

  265. Rose Davis April 26, 2018 at 1:48 am #

    God bless you sister Liz. God blessed your family too. Thank you for thinking of all your sisters in the middle of your treatment. You’re amazing! I think you are walking in Ruth’s footstep.
    16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.
    Thank you! Please keep following doctors instructions. You mean a lot to me and many, many others.
    Aloha~*rose

  266. Atsuko Marie Jeffreys April 26, 2018 at 2:07 am #

    Thanks for the beautiful post! When I first immigrated to the U.S. from Japan, I wanted to change my name to Ruth, as I saw me in her situation, but my husband-to-be gave me the name Marie instead — I guess he didn’t want to be called Boaz ;-P)

  267. Tina Sitz April 26, 2018 at 2:21 am #

    Thank you for such a beautiful and encouraging post. Ruth is one of my favorite books in the Bible. Once again God is using you to speak to so many. Prayers for you as you continue your treatments.

  268. Melissa Hood April 26, 2018 at 3:08 am #

    Liz, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you undergo treatment.. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the book of Ruth. I can’t waitto dive in!! ~Mel~

  269. Dion April 26, 2018 at 3:41 am #

    Thank you for sharing and explaining Gods precious Word.

  270. Mary Jensen April 26, 2018 at 4:56 am #

    Liz,
    Thank you for your work and devotion to sharing Gods precious saving Word. I picked up a copy of Embrace Grace at a garage sale for 10 cents and my life has never been the same. It was the catalyst for me that sent me into that bible study the tiny quiet voice in my head had been urging me to do for so many years. It has been about 5 years and I have learned so much about Gods plan and his awesome divine nature, his loving kindness, patience and truth. Thank you again for your work, I pray for your healing, inJesus precious name.

  271. Sally April 26, 2018 at 5:19 am #

    Liz, I am always amazed at how God gives you such incite to His word to encourage us to know how He loves us and wants us to know Him more.
    Praying for you.

  272. Ellyn Hill April 26, 2018 at 5:50 am #

    Liz,
    Your love for God and sharing his word is a blessing to my heart and soul. For too many years,seems I had my life on pause. Just living each day to get by. Thankfully, I read your book on the Women of Easter. Your love,wisdom and humor have touched my heart. My heart has been opened that was closed for so long. God is so good. Thank you for allowing God to use you and help and heal others. Love and thanks, Ellyn

  273. Susan April 26, 2018 at 6:31 am #

    I love the story of Ruth!!

  274. Nancy April 26, 2018 at 6:49 am #

    Thank you Lord for giving me your name, life and home! And thank you Liz for your faithfulness to God and your work, you are a blessing and an encouragement to so many!

  275. Christie April 26, 2018 at 7:00 am #

    Hi Liz, I listen to your podcast each week when I run. You have been such an encouragement to me! Thank you! May God bless you and heal you!

  276. Julee McCamey April 26, 2018 at 7:47 am #

    Thank you so much for being an encouragement even through trials. Your words are the outpouring of love from your heart. Thank you for sharing the experiences of your life that we may know we are not alone in our trials!

  277. Debbie Weber April 26, 2018 at 7:51 am #

    Well Liz – you’ve still got it or should I say you’ve always had it! It is amazing how God has gifted you with the ability to write these wonderful stories that tell us more about people in the Bible. You haven’t let anything stand in your way. Praying for your health so you can continue to write and share God’s love with others.

  278. Suzanne in RI April 26, 2018 at 7:57 am #

    Liz, thank you so much, serving us with your words. I’m praying for you as you deal with your health. Again, thanks.

  279. Rose April 26, 2018 at 7:59 am #

    Love this! One of my favorite parts of this story is when Boaz told his workers to pull out handfuls of grain on purpose. That’s what the Lord does for us. He doesn’t wait until a little of His grace happens to fall out of His bundle. He lavishes us with all of it all the time.

  280. Sally Johnson April 26, 2018 at 8:10 am #

    Traveling through Scotland with you again “My Hearts in the Lowlands” Love your humor, God bless, praying for a full recovery. YOU GO GIRL!

  281. Suzanne in NC April 26, 2018 at 8:41 am #

    Thank you for allowing God to use you even through your trials. You are such an encouragement. Gods grace truly is amazing. Praying for your complete healing. Love the story of Ruth & Boaz & Naomi. God is our Kinsman Redeemer. Hallelujah!! Would love to win audiobook. God bless you.

  282. Debbie K April 26, 2018 at 9:02 am #

    Thank you for this reminder of God’s wonderful grace. Our pastor sent me a similar devotion when my husband was fighting pancreatic cancer. May God continue to bless your ministry and provide healing to your body. Your ministry is a blessing to many!

  283. Pam K April 26, 2018 at 9:06 am #

    Hi Liz; Thanks for the reminder of God’s incredible and undeserved Grace. I would love to listen to this audio study. We have been talking about studying Ruth in my Women’s group at church. Will be praying for your health!

  284. Kaylene Friesen April 26, 2018 at 9:31 am #

    “Grace is the answer to all our whys.” What a great reminder of a powerful truth!

  285. Lindsay Miller April 26, 2018 at 10:23 am #

    Dear Liz,
    Thanks for the inspiring reminder through Ruth’s story
    of God’s amazing grace mercy and love for us. I recently
    had a personal experience of God’s love when I was in a car
    accident in the rain. No injuries but my new car was totaled.
    I felt horrible! God lifted me up and carried me through all the interviews and assured me that he had my back. I felt so secure and cared for by my heavenly father !

  286. Cristie April 26, 2018 at 10:31 am #

    Thank you so much! This blog has made me hungry for more of God’s word.

  287. Luanne Maroney April 26, 2018 at 10:50 am #

    This is a beautiful analogy of our relationship with Christ and how he redeems us! Your insights into God’s word, especially in regard to the studies of women in the Bible have been a blessing and opened my eyes to so much. Thank you!
    Prayers are lifted today for your health and that God will heal you and provide you with many more years to share God’s wisdom with others. I’ve heard you speak at a few women’s events and just adore your spunk, humor and wisdom! 👍💗🙏

  288. Georgia April 26, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

    I continue to be hopeful your health improves so God can continue to use you to help us like Naomi, Ruth and Boaz helped each other. Years ago I heard you speak, but have relied on your books to continue my understanding of the Bible. I introduced my United Methodist Women group to you and we studied all your “bad girl” books. Your writing talent, insight into scripture and modern day stories never failed to amaze us all and we were sorry to finish the last one. Know that prayers for your recovery exist as hope for many years of insight and writing are coming. May the great love of God you have instilled in many ways through your work come back to you as you show in your writing. Thank you for your wonderful examples.

  289. Cláudia April 26, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

    Liz, EU sou brasileira e me apaixonei por seus livros desde que ouvi uma ministração sobre Ataliah.
    Busquei por livros seus em português muito tempo e só agora quatro anos depois consegui um ” mais garotas más da Bíblia”
    Há um ano comprei o garotas más da Bíblia em inglês e me desafiei a ler, demorei um ano pra ler, acabei essa semana.
    Hoje li sua explanação sobre a graça de Deus na vida de Ruth e me identifiquei. Um dia Deus me olhou perdida dentro da igreja, pra ao pecado e escondida dos que se sentiam mais dignos que eu, me via como Ruth indo atrás do que sobrava pra me sentir autorizada a comer algo que viesse das mãos de Deus.
    Mas Ele, meu remidor, me dez digna outra vez, por sua graça e amor infinito.
    Obrigado Luiz, por ser um instrumento de Deus em minha vida.
    Liz, I’m Brazilian and I’ve fallen in love with your books since I heard a ministry about Ataliah.
    I searched for books in Portuguese long time ago and only now four years later I got a “more bad girls of the Bible”
    One year ago I bought the bad girls from the Bible in English and I dared to read, it took me a year to read, I finished this week.
    Today I read your explanation of the grace of God in Ruth’s life and I identified myself. One day God looked at me lost inside the church, to sin and hidden from those who felt more worthy than I, I saw myself as Ruth going after what was left to feel empowered to eat something that came from the hands of God.
    But He, my redeemer, ten me worthy again, by His grace and infinite love.
    Thank you, Liz, for being an instrument of God in my life.

  290. mary hall April 26, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    This story and the lesson you have offered with it are so timely. I often wonder about my worth, not just in the world. I second guess what i think I know about myself. my confidence dips to new lows. Yet I know one man who has never, will never stop loving me with the type of love i’ve never received. Thank you for this reminder.

  291. Debbie Livingston April 26, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

    Liz, you always have a way of taking a story and giving it a new perspective! A real perspective that we can use in life. My daughter loved the story of Ruth when she was young. I am trying to use that story again to bring her back to knowing who the Savior is once again in her life. Thank you and bless you, Liz.

  292. Karen Hadley April 26, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

    I appreciate how faithful you are to sharing God’s Word! Praying for you!

  293. Patricia Jaracz April 26, 2018 at 1:36 pm #

    Needed to hear this! Love the images in your posts.

  294. Kathy April 26, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

    Oh How I love to share the word with you! You make it come alive and helps me see things I never saw before. Thank you for your love of the Lord and of all these special women that are studying right along side of you. Bless you Bless you Bless you! Praying for you dear Sister!

  295. Linda Mason April 26, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    Love the book of Ruth, your book brought much more understanding of the characters. I especially enjoyed learning that Boaz mother was Rahab, he understood more than most how a foreigner felt. The grace of God was certainly applied.

  296. Susan G. April 26, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

    I loved this post today. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, wit and words on Scripture. I love how you wrote Jesus “is determined to redeem us.” I’m so thankful for that!
    I love listening to you on the radio, delighting us with your insight on the Word. Your books are also a favorite, full of wisdom mixed with your lovely, signature humor!
    I am praying for your continued strength and complete healing!
    Would love to win one of your awesome DVDs!
    Bless you!

  297. Christina April 26, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

    This so touched my heart. It is those moments when God shows us that he sees us and knows our names that floor me too. I am grateful that we are never invisible to God. Always seen. Always loved.

  298. Charli April 26, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

    Why… such a small word but so packed full, at least when I utter it, of all the heaviness and ugliness that I think everyone sees when they look at me. but not God! So thankful!

  299. Kathy Dahlstrom April 26, 2018 at 5:22 pm #

    Ruth’s story never gets old. Its message is powerful.

  300. Stephanie April 26, 2018 at 5:37 pm #

    I LOVE your paragraph that begins “grace is the answer to all our “whys””~ so very true!

  301. Larissa Schuller April 26, 2018 at 6:29 pm #

    I loved reading about Ruth in this blog. Makes me want to recommend the book as a study and read on my own. Gods grace is amazing. Talking about Ruth and grace reminds me of the song “Grace Got You” by MercyMe. Thanks Liz for your inspiring words.

  302. Georgia Gallman April 26, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

    Thank you so very much, dear Liz, for sharing your knowledge and insights with such joy. Thru your busy life and your health trials you still make us laugh and increase our love for the Word. May God bless you richly!

  303. Tammy April 26, 2018 at 7:24 pm #

    Praying Gods blessings upon you! I can understand where Ruth is coming from as, I too, feel like a stranger among many. Thank you for this opportunity to hear your words of love and teaching through the powerful message of Ruth.

  304. Vicki Raddant April 26, 2018 at 7:34 pm #

    Liz: You have always been a master of the Word and having it out there like this, in so many forms, is such a blessing to us all. Praying for you daily!!

  305. Jen April 26, 2018 at 10:53 pm #

    Ruth is such a lovely book of the Bible! Each time I read it, I fall in love with the story all over again. Boaz was truly an honorable man…oh, that the world had more like him. He is an amazing display of God’s provision for Ruth. I am so glad that God’s Word includes this beautiful story, and this part of Jesus’ lineage. Thank you, Liz, for unwrapping this story and pointing out things so important to it, that provide depth to the book of Ruth!

  306. Vickie April 27, 2018 at 6:22 am #

    Thank you for bringing the Word ALIVE for me! Your excitement and the way you help me/everyone understand is truly a gift. This is a story I’ve read a couple times, yet I saw something new with your post.

    I pray you are doing well during your treatments. Take care of yourself.

  307. Jean Bachman April 27, 2018 at 7:01 am #

    Thank you for sharing this. I would love to win the audio book, but if I don’t, then I know God is giving them to others who need them more than I do.

    This post reminded me that “God is”. I start my prayers with “You are…” but I think, sometimes I get repetitive. Today, I was reminded to look beyond and see who God really is, as He looks beyond to see me as His child.”

    Blessings!

  308. Sabrina April 27, 2018 at 7:19 am #

    This is one of my favorite books from Liz (if I can pick a favorite). I have had the pleasure of haring Liz present the story of Ruth, done with such passion. Righteous Ruth Wrap rocks…To have the audio would be amazing. Thank you Lizzie for helping me on my walk since junior high.

  309. Verlene Nickerson April 27, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,”plans to prosper you … plans to give you hope and a future.” I believe God planted Naomi in Moab just for RUTH to fulfill the plans He had not only for her but as a part of His future plan for our salvation. I am so thankful that she trusted Naomi’s God. Ruth’s story is a beautiful example of God’s love, grace, and the hope He provided to Ruth and to us today if we obey Him. Grace, grace, God’s grace. WOW! Oh, what a love!
    I’d love to have the audio book to mail to my granddaughter who lives in Colorado. She needs encouragement. The story of Ruth would show how God has a plan for all our lives in spite of our circumstances or environment. My granddaughter is the only Christian in her immediate family. My dear LIz, I’m praying for you as you fulfill God’s plans for you.

  310. Cathy Osgood April 27, 2018 at 9:42 am #

    Beautiful! It is so hard sometimes to just accept grace because it’s given…not because we deserve it!! Thankyou for sharing God’s word! May you be blessed & your health restored! Big Montana Hugs! Love you!

  311. Sheri Brewer April 27, 2018 at 9:52 am #

    Liz, first of all I am thankful you are doing so well with your cancer.. The Lord knows how much your ministry reaches out to so many! Thank you for continuing even while dealing with this health crisis.
    I would love to have your CD you are offering to five blessed people. I lost my left eye in 1991 and now have glaucoma in my right eye. It makes it hard for reading and your CD would be great or me. I hope you will consider me when you choose your five people. It would be a very special help for me.
    I saw you are coming to Fisherville, KY in August and I would love to be a part of that evening. Thank you for your love for Jesus!

  312. Chris Schweitzer April 27, 2018 at 3:35 pm #

    Hi Liz, I just saw you Thursday 4/26/18 at Youth Haven Ranch!
    I was so truly blessed by your sharing your cancer story, and the stories of Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah, and Rachel. I am thankful to our Lord that I was able to pray for you along with Amy Carlson all the woman in the audience! Truly humbling. I was able to talk to you for a brief moment as you signed my book, and able to share with you that this was a 20 yr. reunion for me to hear you speak again. As a Former Bad Girl I have always been blessed by your testimony as you are the first female speaker I heard as a Baby Christian that I was able to relate to and not feel afraid or ashamed of having a past before I came to the saving grace of Christ! Thank you for sharing God’s word, in person, and in writing! I look forward to more of your stories, God Bless and I will continue to hold you up in prayer

  313. Debby April 27, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

    May God richly bless you as you take His word to others !

  314. Susan Bray April 27, 2018 at 8:25 pm #

    Dear Liz:
    I too have been gathered in and made speechless by His perfect grace. It has come to me in buckets. My late husband spread his/His love like fruitful seeds in the life we had together for 27 years. That was almost 17 years ago.
    During those years Our Gracious Lord provided the perfect amount (to the penny)in a college fund to pay our oldest sons way through college. Our younger son was given in-state tuition and a massive scholarship all 4 years and I was given a perfect job to pay the rest…again to the penny. When I heard His voice at a Taize service tell me it was time to “trade ashes for beauty”, I knew He would again provide the right believing, practicing love for my later years. And He did. I have received my healing from colon cancer last year and after chemo which ended 9.28.17 we were married 10.7.17. His Grace just flows in buckets when we totally trust Him. I am praying for you dear Liz and his perfect grace gave me the verses to hold in my mouth through the ugly treatment days. Reach out your hand and Touch His garment. By His Grace and with His hand we are both healed. With love to you.

  315. Becky April 27, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

    Liz, you are such a gift of grace and gracious living. Thank you for your offerings. You make it seem like we could sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and just watch the world go by!

  316. Christina Hall April 27, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

    Sister Liz I feel as if we’ve known each other for years. I was fortunate to first hear you & see you at a Women of Joy conference. Wow! You totally blew me away. I love your humor and your teaching style. I am almost through with “31 Proverbs” and will go through that one again. But Ruth, now that is an awesome book. I’ve studied and studied this book and every single time I do I learn something new. Liz, being a mom, wife, women’s ministry leader, and Bible study girl, I would love to have one of the cd’s of your book on audio. Ruth has been read at more weddings, including mine, that only God knows the number. But there is so much to this story. The greatest message is that we have a kinsman redeemer sent to us by God and that person is Jesus! Praise God for His grace & mercy.

    I am a breast cancer (almost 10 years) & cervical cancer (30 years) champion! Love and prayers for your continued success and health!

  317. Alexa Grissom April 27, 2018 at 9:58 pm #

    Love to read your posts and hear you speak! Thanks for sharing your talent and love of God’s word so faithfully. Praying for healing!

  318. Shirley April 28, 2018 at 7:01 am #

    Trusting the Lord to give you the strength you need to serve Him with your talents…looking forward to seeing you in Fremont, Ohio. Love your insight and way of putting it all together. A love story indeed and it just makes this heart flutter to know my Lord loves me so much. Thanks.

  319. Sissy April 28, 2018 at 9:16 am #

    Liz, this devotion made me cry. I have had such a difficult week. I am a foreigner in this land. Not because I am from another country- I started at a new school in a small town as a Lutheran teacher this fall. I had no connection to this community, and didn’t worry, but it soon became clear that I didn’t fit. As the year went on and I struggled, I continually sought God. But, I have, unlike Ruth, not been accepted, I have been rejected. I pray that in my next steps in life I may find someone like Boaz who, on this earth, redeems me. Thank you for the reminder that our Savior does! So even when people reject me I am still a child of the King, and He loves and redeemed me.
    You, dear friend Liz, are an inspiration to us all. Thank you for continuing to share with us!

  320. Margy Southern April 28, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    Hi Liz, I have read this book on my kindle and it was incredible – you have the most amazing gift of bringing everything to life by sharing the gifts God has given you, thank you so much.
    How I wish you lived closer to South Africa, we would just love to have you as a guest speaker at our annual Brave Women’s Conference!
    May Jesus, our Saviour, be with you during your time of treatment and give you daily strength & courage – I will continue to pray for you.
    With love in His name,
    Margy Southern.

  321. Peggy Kendrick April 28, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

    I think of you often and always with a prayer for God’s healing hand to be on you. Since I was with you at Eastern Hills in January, I have been inspired to walk more closely with our Lord. You are so much the voice of God to women like me who have been around a long time (81 years) and getting somewhat discouraged. Since January, I have been enlivened and excited about my spiritual walk. Right now I am in my second reading of “31 Proverbs . . .” I read it once and turned right around and started reading again. Boy, do you know how to make my toes hurt, but I love it.
    Please get well soon.

  322. Jennie Zeitler April 28, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

    Your words are an encouragement and a blessing. Thank you for letting grace flow through you, Liz!

  323. Debbie April 28, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

    Prayers for God’s healing hand upon you. “Grace is the answer to all our whys. God is good to us because God is goodness itself. He cares for us because He is ever caring. He loves us because He is always loving. He sees us because He never takes His eyes off His own.” – thank you for this beautiful reminder. God Bless you!

  324. Lisa April 28, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

    Just got a kitchen under counter radio with cd player for my 12 year anniversary. It has been a blessing as I have been listening to bible teaching again on christian radio…which is important since I’m not getting fed enough at church and need to feed myself. It would be a blessing to add your audio book about Ruth, one of my favorite stories in the Bible, to my kitchen routine! The Lords healing be upon you.

  325. Cheri April 28, 2018 at 5:22 pm #

    Thank you so much for being with us these past 3 days at Youth Haven! God used you significantly as you ministered to all of us.
    Please be aware that you will be in my prayers and heart on Monday for your next treatment and in the days, weeks, and months to follow. You have become very precious to me and I have put prayer day on my calendar for Monday. Bill is in my prayers as well as I know watching you go through this is hard. Love you both and claim God’s protection over you!

  326. Nita Bynum April 28, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

    First -thank you for the joy you have shared with me (and others that follow you). I found you at a desperate time in my life. You give me laughter but most of all you give me the pleasure of learning and enjoying what God has for me. We are such selfish creatures but sometimes we give and have nothing left for me. I am 79 years. Prayers for you and your family as you go through the life journey God has given you. Cannot thank you enough for the laughter.

  327. Holly April 28, 2018 at 8:49 pm #

    Here it is the end of April and I am just getting started. Always many steps behind. I love your teaching and your humor that brings it all together.

    May our Great Physician touch you with His healing hands and return your health as you travel through this season of life.

  328. Jenny Burgoyne April 29, 2018 at 5:28 am #

    Hi Liz! How blessed are we all that you share your love for our LORD through your writing, even while you’re going through adversity. Thank you so much. And what an inspiration Ruth is, no matter where we are in our journey. An amazing thought that the LORD that Ruth met through Naomi & Boaz, is the same wonderful LORD who loves me beyond compare…amazing!!!

  329. Jana April 29, 2018 at 6:55 am #

    Hi Liz,
    I have been a fan of your series of Jamie, leana and Rose for almost 10 years now, and have read and re-read them. Recently I also read your books based on Ruth and Naomi and Boaz. I just discovered your podcast a couple months ago, and listened to all of them in a couple of days. You have such a wonderful insight into the Word and your love of history woven with the story shines through so beautifully. I have been praying and will continue to pray for your health and healing. Would love to meet you one day and will be tuning in on Tuesday to your Facebook live study!

  330. Terry Crane April 29, 2018 at 9:16 am #

    I love the story of Ruth and Boaz! Thanks for sharing this and your journey. God has put you on my heart to pray for you often over the last several weeks. I thank the Lord for you and for how He is using you to honor Him and be an encouragement to others!

  331. Lorraine April 29, 2018 at 11:49 am #

    Thank you for a fun and treasured time in Rives Junction , MI yesterday. Your joy and humor was truly an inspiration. I left feeling renewed. You brought me hope by reminding me God knows me. Prayers daily for you.

  332. Karen B. April 29, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

    Thank you for sharing. I will continue to pray for you through your cancer journey. Myself, I was diagnosed with aggressive cancer 6 months ago and I was at the point of losing hope that I will survive. I have twin 15 year old daughters that look up to me for advice. I found your website and you have given me hope to fight on and win this battle. I hope I am well enough to see you in Omaha with my girls. Thank you!

  333. Melissa Stoltzfus April 29, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

    Thank you for allowing God to use you to teach us His truths!! What a blessing you are to all of us!! Prayers being lifted up for you!!

  334. Amanda April 29, 2018 at 9:43 pm #

    Thank you, Liz. I have always enjoyed learning about Ruth. She is probably one of my favorite women in the Bible. I also wanted to let you know that I so enjoyed hearing about Hagar and Leah yesterday at Ladies’ Day. Your words about Hagar truly pricked my heart and spoke deeply to me. It was what my heart needed to hear.

  335. Linda Gardner April 29, 2018 at 10:39 pm #

    I started reading your books about 15 years ago with a group of ladies in Douglasville, GA and we became known as the Bad Girls Bible study. I have moved to Mobile, AL now and have started a study group here. Your books have been a blessing and we have grown into a sisterhood because of them. I have had the pleasure of hearing you speak twice and hope to bring my new sisters to Pell City,AL when you come in August. We will be starting ” The Girl’s Still Got It” in a few weeks we are finishing up ” Slightly Bad Girls” now. Thank you for allowing God to use you and you and your family are in our prayers as you go on this journey. May God continue to bless you.

  336. Nona Nelson April 30, 2018 at 9:07 am #

    Thank you Liz

  337. Brenda Shafer April 30, 2018 at 9:09 am #

    Ruth has inspired me. I have volunteered to lead a bible study of Ruth at my church because of your book. Ruth has always been a favorite subject, and now I want to share that enthusiasm with the ladies of our church. So many life lessons to share from Ruth in a limited amount of time, but I am forging ahead and praying for the guidance to accomplish the task I have undertaken.
    I was thrilled to make the trip to see you in Mason, Ohio. It was a 2 hour drive, but worth every mile traveled for the Christian fellowship and inspiration. Adding you to my prayers for your health and for travel mercies.

  338. Debbie James April 30, 2018 at 10:11 am #

    I love the book of Ruth! There are so many helpful lessons that we can apply to our lives! Our small group of ladies at Mountain View Baptist Church in Muskogee, Ok. are planning to begin one of your bible studies and I can’t wait! You are a treasure! Thank you for your ministry! God bless you and praying for your health!

  339. Kelley H April 30, 2018 at 11:50 am #

    Can’t wait to read. Picked up at a seminar you led. Thinking to have my book club read together!

  340. Meri McDougald April 30, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

    Thank you, Liz, I needed this tender reminder of my worthiness because of God’s great love for me and His grace poured over me!

  341. Susan April 30, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

    As a female pastor this message spoke to my heart; I know the Lord has led me where I am today. He has spoken to my heart and let me know how special I am to Him even when I didn’t know why He should. I can feel His love and His care for me and when I’m not sure how to go forward in some areas, He is patient and directs my paths. As a female pastor especially, He has shown me through the example of other female leaders how to lead the women that follow after me. He has shown me that He does care about what I do, even when I feel that sometimes it doesn’t feel like it matters. Sometimes I feel like Ruth because I wonder what He saw in me that made Him want to use me as His vessel.
    Thank you Liz for posting this devotion–it really spoke to and ministered to my heart.

  342. Kathy May 22, 2018 at 8:35 am #

    I heard you speak for the first time a few weeks ago at Youth Haven Camp in Rives Junction, Michigan. The Lord has certainly gifted you with bringing such insight into the characters in the Bible. We don’t hear enough about the women in the Bible and when we do, it is about Rachael and not Leah or about Sarah and not Hagar. I can’t wait to hear you speak again–I know God has plans to continue to use you in mighty ways.

    I am listening the second time to your audio on “The Girls Still Got It” that I purchased that day. I’ll be sharing it with others, and purchasing more from you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!