Author: Lisa Bryant

It’s just hair and I’m just me…

In July I began losing round patches of hair. Last week I was diagnosed with scarring alopecia.  A biopsy showed that my hair loss is permanent.   While I was sad, I was hopeful that a transplant or other restoration options would be available to me. I drove to Richmond to visit with various experts and each one said there was nothing to be done.  My husband, Mike, comforted me over the phone after each consultation.  Before going back home, I was able to secure an appointment with someone who fitted wigs.  Waiting for that appointment was so hard.  I pulled in front of the salon an hour ahead of time and drove away.  I guess I felt walking inside make it final.   I love how God was preparing my heart even before I knew what was coming…I was listening to “Live, Love, Lead” by Brian Houston on audible.   Here is one of the quotes from my drive  The anguish is real but there is something more real – more powerful – more …

Out of the Boat

It was just friends praying in a circle on the living room floor.  It was a circle that had rounded up many times through the years over heartaches and joys… each time we met prayers were lifted to our Heavenly Father. So many answers – so many changed lives – our own hearts changed the most. This time we gathered to celebrate our friend, Julie, who was preparing to return to her home in Guatemala.   She left us with a challenge – one she is living.  “Never let fear keep you from stepping out of the boat and into the next steps God has for you.” Father,  may fear never rule in our hearts and keep us from taking next steps with You.  We want to keep our eyes focused on You – never distracted from your plans for us.   In Jesus name, Amen.