Girl Meets Change
Truths to Carry You through Life's Transitions
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Whether chosen and celebrated--like going off to college or welcoming your first baby--or unexpected and anxiety-inducing--like losing a job or grappling with a broken trust--all change brings stress. Kristen Strong knows about change--especially the kind you didn't choose or expect. What she's fought hard to learn over the years is that change is not something to be feared but something to be received as a blessing from a God who, more often than not, works through change, not in spite of it. Strong has learned to see change not as a grievance but as a grace.
In this hope-filled book, she shows women how when we follow God's will, we receive blessings of contentment, purpose, and renewed strength. She encourages women to see change not as the end of their story but as the scenery for this part of life's journey. And she offers practical advice for coping with change in every part of life. Anyone who has struggled to adjust to life's transitions will welcome this warm and personal perspective.
Girl Meets Change
Sometimes change takes us by storm. Sometimes by surprise. Often it takes us to hard, painful places marked by grief, loneliness or confusion. Wherever change takes you, from pink slips to divorce papers; negative pregnancy tests to positive cancer diagnosis, Girl Meets Change will guide you through acknowledging, accepting, then adapting till you reach the point where thriving becomes your permanent address. Not in spite of change, but because of it.
If you were sitting next to me while I read the book, you would hear a lot of "wow!" in between tears from triumphant, touching stories or the sweet reminders of the everlasting, unchanging love of my heavenly Father who is always for me. While I took 21 pages of notes!
Because of this transforming book, I will never see limitations in the same way - or the word "bravo." I picked up what a God-timistic attitude looks like and the gift of dropping expectations. I see windowless rooms - real and figurative - in a whole new light. Above all was grasping how God uses change and loss as stepping stones to the next best thing He has in store for me. That change is not in the way of God's plan for us but on the way.
This book is filled with a wealth of hope-filled, encouraging truths you'll want to hang on to and hold dear. Delivered with a warm, me-too and not you-do style. Reading Girl Meets Change was like sitting in a comfy couch having a conversation with author Kristen Strong over dessert and our favourite warm beverage. While we chat like long-time friends, she shares her own struggles and stories, loops them together with stories from other's experiences, stories from the Bible, and God's Word, to play in the background in a beautifully orchestrated symphony of words to live by. Then we wrap up each chapter-visit with the powerful prayer that completes the chapter.
Do I recommend Girl Meets Change? Yes, oh yes! With all my heart. I believe Kristen's first book will quickly become a best-seller that will start a movement where we embrace change, with all the blessings we find in it, to bless others. Where the change that comes to us changes us to change the world. For the better.