Shandra Lee. With Heart Wide Open. A Miracle In The Making.

“Now who is it?”

 Holding my breath. Waiting.~The Bearded Lady? World’s Worst Cook ? Women Who Cry Too Much?

Realizing she was speaking again I politely brought myself back in time to hear “Oh I know~You remind me of Suzie Q! Do you know her?”

Manually closing my jaw I ‘casually’ replied “Yes she used to attend my church~ I’ve heard her speak a few times.” (didn’t mention reading most of her books…that might seem, groupie-ish)

My new friend continued “I’ve tried all weekend to figure out who. You even look a bit like her.” Ok, at that I was about to lose it. ME!? right.

That’s the way of this brief conversation.  Her, genuinely complimentary. Moi generally thinking~ something like~ yay, she has a successful celebrity career, winner of many awards, an adoring Godly  husband , ministering together around the world, she’s a size negative 0— C-l-a-s-s-y and L-o-v-e-l-y.

( I am NOT a stalker; never even looked her up on FB. I’ve read her book jacket bio tho’ ,  their photos in her books and we went to the same small church in the same small town, remember?)


M-u-c-h- later, some of the similarities finally welled up. A few that came to mind (none of which my new friend realizes): Overcomers,( both once weathered a season in which we were ridiculously overweight ~to hide ourselves and numb the pain), Confident In Christ ,(once both very insecure people pleasers),  Living In Restoration , (once both very broken now, walking, talking , standing for Him), First generation Spirit Filled, (faithfully raising second generation Changers)  , Sharing Our Journeys to Enlighten and Empower Others.


Hmmm. Well, I suppose there may be a slight resemblance.

Remember Dear Ones, from where we have come does not say anything about where we are going.

jeremiah 29:11 for i know the plans i have for you… 

Repeat, from where we have come does not say anything about where we are going.

With the right Coach we Arrive… I think you’ve got it!

Until next time~I leave you with this




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