One of the great things about writing and blogging is the wonderful people you meet out there in the blogosphere! I have been extremely blessed to get to know my friend, Lisa, who is new to the blogging world, but I have been so encouraged by her and inspired by her story of grace in the midst of extreme trials. Circumstances that would have left others bitter and resentful, have redefined true joy for Lisa.
Knowing her story helps you appreciate her writing...
Meet Lisa - she is a 51 year old wife and mother of four grown sons who has lived in Connecticut for 25 years. She and her husband are "empty nesters", but she adds that anything can change in a heartbeat. She loves living by the shoreline and taking long walks on their beautiful beaches when she's able.
In 2010, Lisa contracted viral meningitis as well as shingles. The combination of the two viruses have wreaked havoc on her central nervous system and she's been left to deal with the fallout of many complications. Among the worst of many neurological symptoms, are the severe migraines which have become chronic.
Lisa has begun to journal her journey as she is trying to learn to adapt and accept her "new normal". She wishes to offer HOPE to others who are currently undergoing their own HARD as she calls it. Everyone suffers, and it is what we do with our suffering that really matters.
Her blog, entitled "Embracing Grace" shares her story with openness, honesty, and of course a dose of humor for good measure. She's no stranger to having wrestled with God and feels as though God is calling her to a vocation of "ordinariness". Her days are lived more simply and quietly as she has learned to be less of a do-er and more of a be-er.
I can testify to Lisa offering hope and encouragement to me as well as other pilgrims along this journey of life.
I invite you to click here or paste this link to your browser http://lisaembracinggrace.blogspot.com/2016/02/out-of-darkness-and-into-light.html
Hop with me, won't you, over to Lisa's place and leave her some lovin' in her comments section...
I'll be back next week. In the meantime...
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