Liz Curtis Higgs

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Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #22 Open Hands - Liz Curtis Higgs

Hmm. This is the third time we’ve considered God’s calling to be generous (you wisely chose Proverbs 16:19 and Proverbs 31:8 as favorites too). Seems like God is trying to get our attention. Self improvement has some value, but improving the lives of others? Priceless. She opens her arms to the poor …

Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #19 Best-Laid Plans - Liz Curtis Higgs

When we unpacked Proverbs 27:1, we learned that bragging about our plans isn’t the way to go. But what about planning? Surely that isn’t a bad thing. After all, Jesus said, “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to …

Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #12 Looking Glass - Liz Curtis Higgs

You’ve seen her. That woman who radiates the love of Christ. His truth glows in her eyes. His love shines through her smile. His mercy beams through the words she speaks. The world may or may not call her attractive. God calls her beautiful. God calls her His. Take a …

Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #13 Tongue Tied - Liz Curtis Higgs

A few times (very few), I wish I’d spoken up instead of holding back. But many times (way too many), I wish I’d held my tongue. At home. At work. On a plane. In a restaurant. At church. At a friend’s house…well, pretty much everywhere. What happens next is seldom …

Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #18 Sweet as Honey - Liz Curtis Higgs

Sweet. Delicious. Mouthwatering. And no calories. Not a one. That’s our tasty verse from Proverbs, a divine recipe for good health. Reach for a spoon, beloved. Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 Gracious words are… Proverbs 16:24 What …

Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #16 What Will People Think? - Liz Curtis Higgs

Your heartfelt comments from last week’s post on Proverbs 17:22 have been overwhelming—in the best sense. Thank you for bravely sharing your own struggles, your own journeys. As you might guess, my biggest fear was, when I revealed my experience with depression, you might think…uh…well…see, I didn’t know what you might …

Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #17 Good Medicine - Liz Curtis Higgs

I still can’t believe Robin Williams is gone from this world. But I well understand, at a deeply personal level, what desperation and a sense of hopelessness can lead to. The truth? Being happy has nothing to do with money or fame, and everything to do with the heart. A cheerful …

Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #14 The Sharpest Tool in the Shed - Liz Curtis Higgs

This week’s verse is short, sweet, and…um, sharp. Not only will we learn a bit about filing, whetting, and sanding; we’ll also discover why talking with a friend face-to-face can make all the difference. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens …

Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #20 Be Refreshed - Liz Curtis Higgs

Okay, who picked this verse? Because, if we do what the proverb tells us, we will gain weight. Not kidding. That’s what the Scripture says. (Well. Not precisely what it says. But close enough to give this Big Girl pause!) The women who chose this as their fave—Carol, Kathy, and Beth—will …

Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #8 Flawless - Liz Curtis Higgs

It was a weird sensation, being airbrushed for a video shoot. I sat very still while a fine mist of ivory liquid swept across my skin. “Ah,” the makeup pro said at last, smiling at her work. “Flawless.” Nice try, sister. All the Cover Girl in the world can’t hide my …

Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #21 Sword and Shield - Liz Curtis Higgs

Success can be a dangerous word for a follower of Jesus. If we’re chasing fame, wealth, or power, we’re running in the wrong direction. But if by success we mean pleasing God, we’re on the right path. God alone makes a truly satisfying life possible. Here’s how. He holds success …

Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #9 Home Construction - Liz Curtis Higgs

Can we just focus on the first half of this verse and quietly skip the second? Sigh. You and I know that’s not how it works with God’s Word. He wants us to embrace the whole of it—the good news and the seemingly bad news. Because when we put our trust …

Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #15 Apples to Apples - Liz Curtis Higgs

Autumn. Brilliant blue skies. A crispness to the air. Vibrant shades of burnt orange, brick red, and harvest yellow. Apple cider, freshly pressed. Apple cobbler, hot from the oven. Apples dipped in caramel and rolled in nuts… Oh my. In celebration of Autumn, this week’s verse is short, sweet, and …

Your 50 Favorite Proverbs: #10 Plan to Win - Liz Curtis Higgs

That old saying, “If you want to hear God laugh, show Him your plans”? Well, honey, I’m a serious planner. A calendar keeper, a list maker, a goal setter. Which means I make the Lord absolutely LOL. Here’s why. In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord …