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Change Coming Means it’s Time to Bake (And Link-Up) — 26 Comments

  1. You brought tears to my eyes with your thoughts today, dear friend. What a blessing to know that our Father has planned all the changes we and our loved ones will walk through. Thank you for this encouragement! And I pray that He will continue to encourage you as well.

    • Thank you, Bettie! I am so excited for God’s plans for you – Congratulations on your book release! I look forward to reading it!

  2. Maryleigh, thank you so much for this post. Our two are grown, married, and with children of their own. But I still needed the reminder that our God is with us in the middle of every change – change in seasons, change in schedules, change in circumstances. How precious is the thought that He is with us, in the midst of every and all changes. And that cake … looks delicious! I definitely want to try this one! Blessings, friend!

    • Knowing that He is with us and knows what needs doing makes all the difference! So glad He has plans for us to flourish in every season! Let me know how you like the recipe!

  3. Oh, Maryleigh, this post resonates. Our youngest is a senior in high school this year. I’ve been trying to wrap my thoughts around the fact that, quite possibly, a year from now, only my husband and I will live in our home. After so many years of boy laughter, fights, tears, joy, hugs . . . it’s going to be different. I love that you and your husband make a point of celebrating the big and small things in your family’s life. What a beautiful legacy you are leaving them and their families. Thanks for sharing those recipes. 🙂 They look beyond delicious!

    • God has a flourishing plan for us, Jeanne! I look forward to hearing what God does with the new season you will be entering! It will be awesome!

  4. I can relate to this! My youngest son graduated last year and our “baby” is a high school Senior this fall. I’m already feeling the loss but God is good!

    Thanks for linking up with us at G&T!

    Blessings,
    Tammy

    • I love keeping up with your daughter’s senior year! She shines! God has plans for flourishing – for all of us!

  5. A beautiful post Maryleigh, one that brought many memories to mind with each of our daughters.
    It’s just hubby & I now, has been for a long while & we are content.
    Your cake looks very delicious.
    Blessings, Jennifer

    • God makes room in each season for content! I’m walking in faith about that! Thanks for coming by Jennifer!

  6. Love, love, love this post, Maryleigh (and not just because it involves chocolate cake)! My older girl turned 21 today and younger daughter will be 18 in a month, so lots of changes ahead around here too. You’re so right about pausing along the journey to celebrate the big and small milestones and mile markers.

    • God has flourishing plans – for our children – and for us – regardless of our ages and seasons! Learning to celebrate the big and small is part of that flourishing!

  7. I Love visiting at your place. I always find such encouragement in your words.
    Oh dear, that sounds sooo yummy.
    Thank you bunches for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month sweet friend.

  8. Count me in the crowd of those with wet eyes as I read this post. We’ve been empty nesters for awhile, but the sentiment remains close to the heart, regardless of how long ago it’s been. I’m glad you had a little longer with your “baby” and that you’re getting to enjoy the independence of an older back home for a season too.

    And that cake! What a beautiful and yummy tradition. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I’ll be featuring your post this Friday on my blog at the Grace and Truth linkup.

    • Lisa, I’m not sure we’ll ever be complete empty nesters – two of my grandkiddos live in our neighborhood and I help out with them. The baby said yesterday, “It’s like you still have a two year old.” LOL – toys everywhere, 1,000 questions – while the one who returned home is like a cat – you rarely see him. I’m fortunate that most of our boys walk through our doors at least once a week. Thank you for your graciousness, Lisa – I’m honored to be featured on your blog at the Grace and Truth linkup! Shalom, my friend! ~ Maryleigh

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