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A few really scary days…

June 22, 2016

You might have noticed I’ve been a little silent on the blog lately. But I want you to know it hasn’t been by choice. I’ve missed you dearly. Which is why I really must update you on what’s been going on in my world.

About a week and a half ago, I was rushed into emergency surgery.

My large intestine had somehow detached itself from my abdominal wall and twisted to the point where blood flow was dangerously restricted. A large section had to be removed. After several days of recovering in the hospital, I was able to go home which is where I am as I type these words.

I’ve been hesitant to explain too much about what happened to me because it’s honestly a crazy story. And I’m not really into crazy.

But, I treasure you as a friend and sometimes friends just need to be invited in and told the bottom line.

God miraculously saved my life.

I don’t say that with drama. I say it with tears in my eyes and the deepest gratitude in my heart.

The surgeon called me on Friday to tell me there was no sign of cancer in the pathology report. Praise God.

But then he said something else that I can’t stop thinking about. “Lysa, I don’t like throwing around the word miracle. But the fact you survived this is a miracle. The pathology report showed your cells were in a state of death.” I didn’t know what to say.

I had no words. Except “thank you.” Thank You, God. Thank you friends who prayed me through this. Thank you to this surgeon who finally figured out why I was in excruciating pain for days and days in that hospital bed.

Thank You that I still get to do life.

So, here I sit. But this quiet morning is different.

I have a sacred realization. And I have a complete refocus on just how precious every second of every day truly is.

Might we all dare to whisper “it’s a gift” to God today?

When the baby is crying and the deadlines are pressing and the stress is mounting and the enemy whispers “just get through this crappy day.” Look up and shame the enemy back to hell by acknowledging today is a gift.

A gift from a good, good Father. And then look, seek, and dive deeply into what a true gift it is.

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215 Comments
  1. Samara(in England)

    Lysa, Praise God for his miracle. I’m glad he has healed you, and thank you for sharing those,words with us. You’re very precious and God inspires so many people through your words, so thank you. That includes the,words from today. I will remember that God is,still working each day, even on the days when life sucks! Each day is indeed a gift. I will also pray fir you, and for your compete recovery to full health again. With love and hugs. X

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  2. Lorraine Goulton

    Praise God for your miracle! I will be praying for your complete recovery! Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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  3. Sharon

    Lysa,
    You have truly been Blessed✝

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  4. Glinda

    Thanking God for the miracle on your life and for the gift of you. God kept you here to help all those focusing on growing closers to him and making him the head of our lives. I thank God that I found you on that pintress.page and for you. Be blessed.

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  5. LaRita

    So glad to have back! You were missed and I thank God for your miracle!!

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  6. C

    Hi Lysa,

    God is good!Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.So glad to hear you are feeling better,Praise God!A friend told me just last night that God doesn’t do miracles anymore.I know God does miracles today,He hasn’t changed.I went through breast cancer twelve years ago and I didn’t even know I had it only He showed me and to trust Him.Yes surgery,Chemo<radiation was a walk but He was with me every scary step and we walked out of it.Thank God for His lovely Gifts of His promises and for the people that took the time to pray and be the hands and feet of Jesus.

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  7. Chris Evans

    Glad you are recovering, had something similar 2005 God healed me to but need to be careful ended up with a serious fungal infection that can’t seem to get rid of, see the book eat dirt by
    Dr axe, very helpful. Like me you would have been pumped full of antibiotics. As well as healing pray for wisdom to deal with after the operation. Sometimes we forget that as I did Dr’s don’t tell you enough about what can happen after antibiotics. I had many other problems as well which put me on cortisone so hopefully and pray you don’t have the problems I had.
    But will keep you in prayer for full recovery physical and mentally, Great to hear you are home and on the mend, may God bless you with a full recovery.

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  8. Karen Long

    Praise our dear Father, indeed….. and thank you for sharing Lysa!!

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  9. Michele O'Leary

    Lysa,
    Praise God! Those two words speak volumes. His amazing grace still surprises me at the age of 50. Why? You still have work to do, my sister in Christ. Another story to be told.

    I am part of the “She Speaks” Facebook page and let me tell you, word got out via the Facebook page and God’s girls started praying. When Satan tries so hard to defeat us, God’s Glory spreads like wild fire. Satan can not keep down God’s warrior girls!

    Praying for you. Hope to see you next month…just do not push it.
    Hugs,
    Michele

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  10. Kelli Chavez

    I am so thankful for God’s miracle……bless you sweet sister on the Lord…he is not done using you yet!

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  11. Kelly

    Praise the Lord!!! Thank you for being transparent and real with us. You have encouraged me in a big way. Love you dearly and am glad you are okay! Praying for your continued recovery.

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  12. Robin

    Praise God! I was so happy to see your post pop up this morning. I had seen your daughter’s post and immediately began to pray. Miracles DO happen everyday, we’ve seen several within our family up close. What a GIFT!!! Sending you love and prayers for continued & speedy healing! <3

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  13. Angela Bridges

    Lysa, praying for you healing and so thankful that God and his faithful servants were by your side during this medical emergency. Take it easy and let your precious family take care of you as you gain strength each day. God bless you

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  14. Denise

    He’s a good good father !! Praise Jehovah !! Thankful heart !! Thank you for sharing. Life is amazing every second of breath!!!

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  15. Dorica

    We thank God for you Lysa. Indeed life is a gift and today is a gift.

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  16. Sue

    Thank you for sharing Lysa and thank you Father for saving Lysa’s life. I needed this reminder today Lysa as I walk thru each day to remember each is a gift…walking with my hubby thru this early onset Alzheimer’s…I too often forget…praying for you sweet one! Our enemy would like to silence you and once again, he has lost!!! Bless you!

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  17. Pat

    Thanks be to God, and your Doctors for your gift of life! Your story has touched my heart, and prayers are being said for your full recovery. Yes, life is a gift! Thank you for your ministry.

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  18. Carmen williams

    Praising God for this miracle. May you be surrounded by peace and comfort as you heal.

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  19. Pat

    Lysa, Thank You for sharing with us about your health miracle!!! I have wondered why you have not done any lessons or weekend wrap-ups at First5! It’s just so amazing how great our God is! Our family too experienced one of God’s miracles a month ago in the birth of baby Ryder who had serious birth complications. However, due to mostly God’s amazing grace and quick medical action at Duke Regional and then Duke NICU baby Ryder is a growing healthy 4 week old today!!! It just gives me goose-bumps to hear your health miracle! You will be in my prayers for a full recovery! I know all of us who participate in the First5 online Bible study will be so happy when you return! Please keep us posted on your recovery! In Christ’s love, Pat Cobb!

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  20. Rachelle Craig

    Praise God! I am thrilled that you are home and recovering so well. When I read that post about your illness and surgery I immediately began to pray and I contacted friends who I know love you as well to begin praying with me.
    Lysa, I know that I am just one of many, many, women who follow you and love you, but your ministry is what showed me how to grow in my faith and in my walk with Jesus. Through your ministry I have met some of the most beautiful women that have come beside me, encouraged me, inspired me, and loved me, and I have been able to do the same for some women as well. So thank you! ❤
    My sister in law and I have been so excited for months, in anticipation of an event you are speaking at in Lima, OH in September.
    You remain in my heart and prayers, and I am truly Praising God this morning for your miracle! ❤

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  21. Tracy

    Praise be to God that you’re recovering with a smile. They say God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. Keep fighting the good fight and sharing His good news. Godspeed recovery girlfriend.

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  22. Liz C

    Lysa, thank you and thank the good Lord above for this miracle. He is not done with you yet!! The selfish side of me is thankful. Your words always shoot me straight to the heart! Your words always speak to me like your my ‘BFF’ who speaks truth to you. The Lord put that surgeon into your life for a reason! I will be praying for your continued recovery! I will do my best to remember each day is a gift!!!!

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  23. Patti

    Oh Lysa! As a nurse, I do know how close you came to death! Our great God has work for you to do!! I’m so thankful he brought you through this horrible experience to show us what a great God we have. You have such an amazing gift to teach and you will no doubt use this experience for God’s glory. Thank you for all you do for the kingdom work.

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  24. Ironia Broyles

    Lysa: Whenever I read your blog, I am so encouraged! Praise God for sparing your life; for equipping the doctor; for surrounding you with love of family; for easing your pain and just for allowing the doctor and medical team and family members and friends and blog readers to see the miracle that He has performed in your life! Praise God for who He is, and for His many blessings!

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  25. Sue C.

    Praying for a full recovery and thanking God for this miracle in your life.

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  26. Funmi

    Hi Lysa! Glad to know you are feeling better; all glory to God. Holding you and your family up in prayer. God will perfect your healing for His glory. Stay blessed :))

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  27. Rhonda

    I was so moved to thanksgiving by just reading this. Thank you so much for being a blessing,cos even in these times you have blessed me. To the Almighty God, the beginning and the end, our deliverer and Father be glory forever. Listening to a song now(Yoruba song) that says thank you to the God who delivers completely. Thank you Jesus for the gift of life and the gift that is Lysa. Speedy recovery ma’am

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  28. Donna

    Lysa,
    I thank God for you and for the encouragement I receive from you. Yes, today “is a gift”! God is a good, good Father.
    Thank you Father for the miracle in Lysa’s life!
    Blessings!!

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  29. Linda King

    Lysa , Life is Miraculous ! Thank God you are home and recovering.
    I recently joined your blog and have been waiting to receive a message from you.. I have just finished a second bible study of yours at my church Merciful Redeemer in Mississauga Canada! This time reading your book Unglued.
    I Loved the experience and connecting the scripture readings was so meaningful to me.

    I am a 63 year( Young Lady) dealing this past 6 years with a rare degenerative brain disease called Cadasil for which there is no treatment. I had wanted to know if you had even written a book to help the sick. I had wished there was something about becoming unglued when dealing with illness. I am a former pediatrics nurse., who had to retire due to illness.
    I have been dealing with my illness with meditative prayer instead of psychiatrists and drugs!
    One week ago while on a walk I had a 13 minute time period happen where my memory disappeared and I woke up lost and confused having crossed two busy roads. I had taken a picture just before my memory loss which allowed me to know the time period missing. It is a disease of stroke and dementia so I am very scared.
    I have been awake since 4 am this morning and after saying a rosary I felt I should spend some time reading scripture.. Your book Unglued was on my bedside table and I was going to reach for it , but turned on my iPad which I use to read scripture and seen your email. It was at the top of the list!
    Reading your blog validated how much you could help others with the difficult times of illness. Wow! God always seems to answer my prayers. When I Trust in Him he answers.
    So here I am writing my first blog ever at 6am knowing you understand completely. It just amazes me how things happen
    like this. God must have been listening! I told one of the leaders that I was going to join your blog with this very question.
    I also feel like I have received a Miracle because I continually am told ” Do not look too far into the Future” .
    You are in my thoughts and prayers Lysa. Take care of yourself!
    Blessings
    Linda

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  30. Edwina Cowgill

    I’m so grateful that you are on the road to recovery! Praise God for His healing power! God is truly a God of miracles!

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  31. Patricia lewis

    Thanks be to God for His healing hand. I am praying for you continued return to good health.

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  32. Janet Bsttaglia

    Praising God and rejoicing with you and your family for this Miracle and praying for complete recovery. Your vulnerability and perspective have ministered to me today. Thank you for that gift to me on this day which is truly a gift from my Heavenly Father.

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  33. Christine

    Praise God that our great physician knew what was wrong and gave wisdom to those doctors, praise His name that He showed up and kept you with us! You are precious and your blog reaches many! Keep healing and thanks for the blessings Christine

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  34. Nancy Silvers

    Lysa, Praising God for His grace, mercy and love. Praising God for answered prayers and your miraculous healing. Praising God that this happened at home and not on one of your many trips to Israel and speaking engagements. Praising God for the amazing testimony your life is to so many. Praising God that you are living a life so on fire for Jesus that the enemy had to pull out all the stops to try and stop you. Praising God in ALL circumstances. Praising God that through the Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study O Team I get to be a little part of the plan God has for your life. Praising God for you!! Nothing but praise and shouting “All glory to God, our Lord and Savior, this morning!!

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  35. Alissa

    Lysa,,
    Thank you so much for inviting us in and sharing. A reminder God is on the move always in each of our lives. Praying for you as you rest, recover, and rejuvenate. Praising God for His mighty work in your life. We can’t wait to hear from you again.
    Love in Him
    Alissa

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  36. Meghan

    Dear Lysa, THANK YOU GOD. Thank you for your life that you share, thank you for the gifts of your words, thank you for the kindness you bestow on strangers and the fluidity with which you remind us all how each drop of life is a gift. I am so glad you’re okay and so glad you’re writing and ao glad God gve you to all them blogosphere strangers like myself who enjoy your help and comfort through your writing. Thank you for you. Blessings for a speedy and miraculous recovery. God bless you!

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  37. Cheri

    May God bless you today! It is wonderful that God saved you. We need you here with us to encourage us in our walk with God.

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  38. Perri

    Thank God you are ok! I went through a very similar situation 9 years ago. A brain tumor was found. I was 31! My life has had to change drastically since then. It’s when I truly found God and my faith. Thank you for this reminder! Because I get in slumps sometimes and satan takes over. I now have a disability and struggle but still stand strong on Gods promises. So I’m glad you do too! I pray for quick recovery and healing for you! God bless

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  39. Linda Brown

    Praise God for his healing miracles! Praying for the healing to continue for you, Lysa. May God bless you richly with his presence.

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  40. Trisha

    Hello Lysa, I just wanted to leave you a comment to tell you I’ve been praying for you. As I lifted you and your very special ministry up in prayer I was very thankful to our Father who has used you in such amazing ways for this world and to me personally. I admire your talents and gifts and am so thankful for how God has used you to bring healing and life to me personally. There is no doubt He will use this season of your life to bring forth something beautiful for His names sake. You have taught me that through life’s pain and suffering God has a perfect plan to grow us in such a way that we become closer to Him and In turn give back life to a lost and broken world. I’m honored to be influenced by such a Godly woman of faith. He’s got bigger plans for you my friend and I’m just a small product of the great things He is doing through you……let me just say thank you. I pray that you have a quick recovery and God will flood you with much love and comfort during this time of healing and restoration. God Bless, Trisha

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  41. Jessica

    Father in Heaven,
    I thank you for covering your daughter and gifting her with life. We cover her calling and her destiny. We pray peace and safety over her heart and mind. Bless her family. She is loved.

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  42. Debbie

    Praise The Lord who is so good to us and covers us with compassion and concern. New mercies every day!

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  43. Janetta Dobler

    Glory to God!! I have been praying for you since I heard the news. God is truly the Great Physician and Miracle Worker. His mercies are new every morning and His Light shines upon you and through you. Lisa, I am so thankful that you are on the mend and continue to pray for a speedy and complete recovery. Sending love and blessings to you!
    Janetta
    xo

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  44. John Miller

    That sounds horrifying – so glad you are healing. Thankful for a big God who works miracles! Praying for you as you recover!

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  45. Connie

    Thankful, and praising God for His tender loving care…..and thankful for the reminder each day is indeed a gift from God.

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  46. Tamara

    Nothing short of a miracle! Thank YOU for your inspiring words that flow through you from God. He is so good and there is POWER in prayer and the name of Jesus! To Him be the glory! Can’t wait to see what He has in store for you ~ I bet it will be greatness ~ as it comes from Him ~ God bless you and keep you on to the road of recovery. Thank you for the reminder that each and every breath we take is a gift and should be cherished, celebrated and used for His glory!

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  47. Andrea Krueger

    Praying for you, Lysa! Just shared your post on my wall. Thank you for the reminder of how precious each day is. If you ever come to Pittsburgh, please let me know. I’m your biggest fan in town and would promote the heck out of it! XOXO

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  48. Dorothy

    Lysa, I posted this on your Instagram and will repeat it again because it has really encouraged me. I heard a missionary share one day that “A Christian is immortal until his work on earth is finished” and there is so much truth to that because in that statement we recognize the Sovereignty of God and His infinite ability to determine when our life ends. He is in control, as evidenced by the experience you shared. Your life was spared, your work is simply not finished yet. Praying for you this morning, for a complete and full recovery and for whatever your next steps will be.

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  49. Anitha Abraham

    Lysa – you have no idea how happy I, along with thousands and thousands of other women are to see you recovering. You are a gift to the women in the body of Christ! I will continue praying for your complete healing and recovery. Thank God for His miraculous work in your life!!

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  50. Linda Hicks

    We PRAISE You, Lord, for this amazing miracle that pulled our Lysa from such a close call. We know she would’ve been gloriously happy to run into Your loving arms – but there’s much left for her to do here – and now from such a fresh new perspective like someone who has been kissed by God! Thank you for sharing, Lysa. We all rejoice in your miracle and pray for your complete recovery.

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  51. Shelley Burkett

    I’m so thankful everything is ok and you are recovering. You are such a wonderful blessing and encouragement to my life and so many others. May God continue to bless you each and every day!
    You are such an inspiration

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  52. Jean Fearon

    I am do sorry to read about your recent health problems. So happy to hear that you are doing well now. Praying each day gets better and know that God will continue to watch over you!

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  53. Lydia

    Thank you for sharing your heart’s moments. The good ones are always pleasant to hear about, but it is in those especially difficult and raw ones that it is hard. But we need those stories to encourage each other on in the Lord! Keep on keeping on!
    God bless you as you recover and continue to rely on Him for your healing and strength and that through this many will come to Faith in God!

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  54. Ruth

    Thank You, Jesus! This is a testimony to God’s faithfulness. He is a Miracle Worker!
    I’m grateful that your life was spared and that you have yet another day to tell of His goodness!
    God bless you!

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  55. Lori

    Praise God!! Thank you for sharing dear sweet Sister, so grateful you’re doing better and still with us!!

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  56. Patti

    Thanks for sharing! You are loved and completely taken care of! His care is the best!

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  57. Lynn

    Hi Lysa. So sorry to hear of this. I too know about the scary days. Mine was in 2011- 93 days in bed before I was diagnosed and then had part of my colon removed. 14 weeks recovering. There were many things that the Lord taught me during those 6 months. I listened to a lot of praise and worship music and journaled my way thru the hard days. One of the things I treasured and still do is that God does not grade us on our emotional roller coaster- I had good days and not so good days. I often felt guilty for days of doubt. The Holy Spirit let me know that He does not grade me on a scale of 1to10 on how I respond to Him. I was so relieved to know that He understands that I am but dust.
    I know that He is healing you and that He has work for you to do in His perfect timing. Asking Him to continue to minister to you today and that He would raise you up to good health and healing.
    Love
    Lynn

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  58. Kim

    PRAISE GOD!!!!! Can’t type that big enough! So glad that you’re ok and wondering how many, many times He “saves” us and we are just not aware.

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  59. Kathy w

    Good morning…Lysa….a miracle indeed…& when I walk every morning in my driveway…I have learned to actually say exactly what you have stated above; I thank him for the gift of life again today for me & hubby..that we get to have another day…I actually saw this pic of you in the hosp the other day…on a site…& thought
    What is going on…& since I did not see anything on the P31 site..or any mention of it…from your staff or P31…albeit..I would have thought you guys would have let your readers know..so we could have done a major prayer deal…I will now say my Hail Mary’s & Our Father’s for you…my 2 favorite ones…I don’t know if you are into amazing sunrises…but I take pics of them almost every morning…& if you would like one..it may cheer you up…
    I will enclose my e-mail..would you kindly get in touch w/me thru it..& I will send one or 2…I love sending them out….thanks
    Have a blessed day…Lysa…& God’s Speed in your recovery….

    Kathy W
    [email protected]

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  60. Denise

    It is so good to hear that you are home. Thank you for your words today and your words to come in the future. I pray for blessings to you and your family.

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  61. Maria

    Dear Lisa,
    I am so glad to hear of the Lord’s miraculous healing in your life. Yes, life, no matter how difficult , is a blessing. Thank you for the reminder.

    Praying for continued healing and recovery for you!

    Blessings, love and prayers~

    Maria

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  62. Sheila

    Lysa, I’m so glad you’re doing well and I am thankful for the miracle God has worked in your life. Your ministry has been such a blessing to me (and no doubt to many other women as well). Thank you for following God’s call on your life. Thank you for being real. Thank you for making a difference. — praying for your continued healing and strength.

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  63. Cheryl

    I believe in miracles. Thank you for sharing something so personal. My mother in law just had the same thing happen in January! I will be praying for you and your recovery. God is good!

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  64. Mindy Taber

    I thank the Lord Jesus that He gave you the gift of more days. He ain’t done with you yet! You have encouraged me today: we usually don’t know how long we have so let’s live well. With gratitude. With joy and love. Lisa, you have been such a blessing to me in my journey. Please rest and heal up real good!

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  65. Diana Rajoo

    May God be with you as you recover. So happy to hear that you are on the mend 😉

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  66. Andrea Runyon

    praise God

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  67. Stephanie

    Praising God for your miracle!!

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  68. Tanya

    Thank you, Jesus, for taking care of our friend, Lysa, and for restoring her health. What a GIFT! And thank you for the reminder, Lysa, that there is good in every day and miracles are happening all around us. Love to you and continued prayers.

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  69. JACKIE L

    Hi Lysa,
    I am so happy to hear that you are on the road to recovery. I believe that the Lord healed you because he isn’t done with you yet. He still has work for you to do. This was truly a miracle and a blessing. Praise God!!

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  70. Deborah

    It is a gift! Thank you for sharing your story. Praying for your continued recovery. You and Proverbs 31 are a blessing to so many women. You were missed!

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  71. Barbara

    Prayers are with you Lysa for healing and recovery.
    God Bless You……

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  72. Jan

    Lysa,
    I have enjoyed reading your books and posts. Thank you for sharing and THANK YOU Father for giving Lysa life in this dreadful illness. As you go through the healing process – my prayer is for your strength to return quickly. Giving Him the praise and your permission to lay low and regain your health.
    Sincerely,
    Jan

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  73. Jenny

    Lisa,
    My prayers are with you. God is good. He saved my baby girl when she had emergency surgery for intestinal mal rotation. I never take this fragile life for granted and I am so grateful for you and you spiritual voice that inspires millions ever day. Bless you and prayers for a healthy recovery. Jenny

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  74. SanDee

    Praise God! You are an inspiration! I had a similar situation this March, ended up in the ER and just knew God was in control. We serve a might God. S.

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  75. Denise Ingram

    Thank you, Heavenly Father, for protecting your daughter Lysa. Thank you for showing the doctor that You alone are in control of her life. Lysa, I will continue to pray for you and that you get the complete healing. I am so thankful that God has allowed you to make an amazing impact on so many women. I remember the first time I heard your voice on our local Christian station KVNE, and I knew that I had to find out what Proverbs 31 is all about. I am encouraged by you & you have a marvelous way of lifting others up. Together, we women of Christ shall move forward, keeping our eyes fixed on our prize…eternal life with our Father. May God continue to amaze you & bless you for all that He is preparing you for in the future. Love in Christ, Denise Ingram

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  76. Carolyn S

    Lysa,
    Glory to God! The God of the impossible has blessed yet again! Thankful to Him that He saved your life and is healing you. Our family has seen His miraculous power at work and by sharing your story He has given us that opportunity yet again! Thank you and take good care of yourself! Blessings,
    Carolyn

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  77. Nina

    So happy to hear you are ok and praising God!

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  78. amy

    praise God lysa! so grateful that your job on earth is not done yet! you are in God’s hands. thank you for the reminder this morning of how His promises and provision surround any painful circumstances we may find ourselves in. i am growing so much in His word through you, Proverbs 31 and the First5 devotions! love to you lysa… xox

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  79. Melissa

    I am thanking God that you are healing. I pray that you feel better each day. You are a special gift from God. Love and soft hugs! 🙂

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  80. Stephine

    Praying for you Lysa! Just relax and get better!

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  81. Kim

    Praise our Mighty God for His might and power and his tender love, healing power, and care for us!

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  82. Savonna Mikell

    Lysa, I was so shocked to hear of this. It was on FB one evening and just couldn’t believe this happened. I mean how does something like this happen, right? Anyway, I am so very grateful and thankful that you still get to do life with us!!! God is sooooo very good even in the bad times! Glad that you are feeling better. Praying for a speedy recovery!!

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  83. Patty McGuire

    I read this with chills and fear. I just went through something very similar to this with my husband. It too was emergency surgery, which is scary in itself, but the uncertainty was almost overwhelming. The very thing that got us through this situation was the visits and prayers of precious friends and the incredible mercy of a heavenly father. I was the crazy one – my husband said he had incredible peace while we waited for the news “was it or wasn’t it”. May God be with you through your healing. You will be in our prayers.

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  84. Sandy

    WOW, a scary few days for you. I pray God heals your body and spirit. Nothing like a scary situation to put your life into perspective. Prayers going up for you.

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  85. Tracey A.

    God is beautiful. So glad he touched you with his healing and the wonderful miracle. We have a priest that will say at the beginning of mass, “God is good …. and we respond “All the time…. and he says, “All the time… and we respond “God is good.”

    So happy you are on the mend and shared that with us. We all enjoy your posts and wonderful reminders that God is our special friend, as well as our Father.

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  86. Ana Pena

    I’m so glad to hear the surgery went well… Thank God they found what was wrong and on time. Thank you for this update and encouraging words. Every day really is a gift! I will pray for continued healing, rest up!

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  87. Cindy

    I just read a blog about a woman who was in a car accident and when offered plastic surgery for her scars, turned them down because she needed to be reminded of what she had been saved from- that her scars were part of her rescue story.
    That her scars were her reminder to thank God for the rescue.

    Praising God for rescuing you Lysa!

    I must admit my heart was thumping in my chest as I read your blog about your surgery. How frightening for you, your family and for all of us out here in Proverbs 31 land!
    Praising God for your rescue and your recovery!

    You definitely need a trip to Target for something special just for you!

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  88. Renee rehm

    Lysa,
    I have never posted a comment on any website or blog anywhere in my life. This morning after reading your blog a wave of emotion came over me that was surprising considering we don’t know each other. I read your blog at red lights on my commute to work and wipes tear stains away. I had just been having quiet time with the God. Radio off and really trying to listen to Him. I prayed that He reveal himself to me. After our time I did a quick glance of my emails and came across your message. Lysa, I felt God nudging me to tell you what a treasure you have been to me. Your words whether on your blog, book or klove send me running straight into our Father’s arms. So despite the fact that we are many miles away and have never met for coffee you have encouraged a relationship with our Heavenly Father and I had to tell you. This morning I thanked our God for the gifts he has given you and that in return I was being gifted in being able to see God moving in and around me. Something tells me this is kinda long for a comment section… I will be praying for continued healing for you my friend and praised God for His hand in your life. Thanks for always being real and challenging me to run full force into Jesus.
    Hugs from your sister in Christ!

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  89. Vicki Foss

    Praise the Lord Lysa for your recovery. The world is a better place with you in it! I’m so happy you are doing well. Praise and honor to God for His wonderful blessing.

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  90. Patricia Kelly Stryker

    Lysa praise God, you again are His example of His power. You’re in my prayers for full recovery. Dear friend, you rest now knowing you are truly a sister loved by God and God is right there with you. Thank you for letting us know what took place, you are a true miracle. Love you bunches
    Take care
    Kelly

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  91. Nancy

    Thank you for posting and wishing you a speedy recovery. I had a similar experience 3 months ago. Had pain in my hand and wound up having urgent spinal surgery due to permanent spinal damage they could see on MRI. They say if I had turned wrong or been bumped, I would have died (the problem was at the level of my breathing) or been completely paralyzed for life. Leading up to this quick surgery, I had cancellations of appointments that allowed me to be placed on the schedules immediately for EMG’s and MRI’s and then into surgery within 5 days. I was in a collar 24/7 for 3 months and am now healing well. I know I am truly blessed and had angels with me the whole way. I agree with every day being a blessing and know how lucky I am. God does work miracles every day!

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  92. Constance Denninger

    Praise the Lord for His goodness. I have had a similar surgery and just remember to TAKE your time for recovery.

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  93. Reichen Beaver

    Hi Lysa!
    Praise God you are okay…and we are so blessed to serve a GOD, a good GOD who is still in the business of miracles!!! After reading your blog post, I felt a strong nudge to write (which I never do). But, I am in awe of THE good gift of what GOD does each day. Our family has come to claim Jeremy Camp’s “Same Power ” song as our mantra. Just about one year ago, our 2 year old drowned in a pool. As I stood watching my mom and dad perform CPR on him, his purple and blue, completely lifeless body lay on the floor, I couldn’t believe my eyes…my little boy, gone…and in that moment, all I could scream was the name of JESUS. I pleaded with GOD not to take my little one, and after 12.5 minutes of CPR, he began throwing up and came back to life. Our family will never be the same, and we are so thankful for HIS miracles. Thank you for sharing your miracle! GOD is amazing! I’ll be praying for you and your family as you recover. God is a good, good Father.

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  94. Doris Jecminek

    I praise the Lord for giving the Doctor wisdom in finding the problem. You are truly a blessing to the body of Christ. Praise Him that you will continue to declare his wonderous works! Hugs and praying for continued healing.

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  95. Kelly Willie

    So thankful that you are home and praise God the surgery went well. I know it was a scary moment for all of us when the post appeared about your surgery, so it must have really been scary for you and your family. I truly believe in the power of prayer! Take the time to rest and recuperate properly, please! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  96. Teri

    Every breath is a gift and I am so happy to hear you are recovering. Praise the great physician for taking you in his care! Hope you are back to full strength soon and sending out more of what God has for you.
    Many Blessings!
    Jeremiah 17:14

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  97. Tabitha Pon

    Lord God, Thank you for being our Father who watches of us. Thank you for being the ultimate physician. Thank you for protecting Lysa in this time. We pray for continued healing and that you would continue to strenthen her faith and walk with You! In Jesus Name, Amen

    Lysa, thank you for sharing your story so that we may pray alongside you. I always appreciate transparency. Your post is also perfect timing. Lastnight, I was just made aware of a friend that recently passed away from stage IV colon cancer at the age of 39. We had lost touch, so didn’t know that he was battling this….. Be well sister! I will continue to uplift you in prayer.

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  98. Jody Rohleder

    Wishing you peace as you rest and heal. Praising God for his Sovereign plan and the miracle of saving your life. I am so thankful for all that you share and write. Take all the time you need to be well.

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  99. Brenda pisco

    So thrilled you are still here, God is not done with you yet. May the Lord keep you in his arms. And heal you. May you find comfort that you have impacted so many people that I know that God couldn’t just miss our pleads, to keep you with us. Lord thank you for hearing our prayers. Get well, Lysa we will still be here within God’s grace .

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  100. Delinor

    Praising God for this, Lysa! He is blessing so many with miracles every day. I am still here because of one and I do not take any new day for granted. Praying for your continued recovery.

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  101. Annette

    God our Healer !! Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow ! May your testimony draw many, many others to our Savior !
    May He continue to pour you out blessings because of your faithfulness to Him!
    Rest and recover well my Sister – keeping you and your entire family lifted up in prayer !

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  102. Darlene

    So thankful to a good good Father. Thank you for the reminder that each day, each moment is a “gift”. The days are hard right now but I know He is able and He is faithful and His promises are true. So I’ll enjoy each gift. Praising God for your healing and for renewed strength for you.

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  103. Evie

    Thank you Lord for keeping and healing precious Lysa!
    Lysa you are a beautiful gift to your fellow sisters in Christ and we love you!! I am so glad you are on the mend.
    Blessings and continued prayers,
    Evie

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  104. Michelle

    Praise the Lord for miracles… and for gifting doctors with insight. Rest up sweet sister!
    God we thank you for your healing hand over Lysa. We give you total recognition for your miracle and praise your name. We thank you in advance for the continued healing and strength you will bless Lysa with. Lord we lift up our requests and praises in Jesus’ name. AMEN!

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  105. Barbara Petrone

    blessed be Lisa. I am still fighting my cancer battle. We are on Round 4. My breast cancer keeps appearing in new places. Now, it is in the bones. But the scan last month showed an improvement. Had a slight hiccup last week when fluid was found around my heart. Was put on another water pill and am hoping that fixes it. Staying positive for me AND you!!!

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  106. Becca Yeckley

    Lysa, Prayers are with you at this time. What a miracle God has done in your life, prayer does work. We just finished doing a book study you wrote, “Becoming More Than A good bible Study Girl” which was amazing.

    Becca Yeckley

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  107. Juanita

    I so needed to be reminded of this today. I sat rubbing my dads feet this morning who is battling terminal cancer and I have my own health issues that I still don’t know the cause of and it all just seems way too overwhelming at times. It’s only the grace and goodness of our Heavenly Father that carries us through these hard days and helps us to stay focused on Him and continue to have hope and joy in our hearts! He is SO GOOD! Thank you, Lysa, for being faithful and listening to the Holy Spirit and as a result encouraging so many people wherever they may be in their walk of life. My prayers have and will continue to be with you! Much love!!
    Psalm 107:1 “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, his love endures forever.”
    Thank you Jesus!

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  108. Ravali

    Got chills from this. Praise the Lord you are healthy!

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  109. Katherine C

    Wow, marker moment – scare in life indeed ~ So glad you are feeling better and renewed messages to share. As I read I could help at the end wanting a scripture to go with your new burning message. Today is a Gift!!! I get that, and it stirred me, sitting here overwhelmed and weary in my surroundings. Give me a scripture please when you share, they go together. I do not mean that unkindly, I just felt that strongly with this near death experience you just had… I think because it is near death when we don’t see that LIFE today is a GIFT…. we are in that place of near death… Hope that made sense… I really connected with you today ~ Praying UP …. God bless your heart

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  110. Holly Irwin

    God bless you and your family, Lysa! What a blessing that you survived this!

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  111. Veronica Gonzalez

    So Thankful you Survived this .. God is Good !! Love you ..
    Veronica

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  112. Anita Woywod

    Oh sweet Lysa, it is truly a miracle and I know i’m not the only one that is thankful for this miracle because God knows all the work you have and will do in his name. Thank
    you for letting all your followers know you are doing well, and please know that prayers continue for your speedy recovery. I know you are extremely thankful for all your doctors and nurses that were there to take care of you and for them we pray also a prayer of “thanksgiving & gratitude”. Amen and so be it!

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  113. Nola

    Praise God for the sweet miracle for you and all of of who adore you so deeply! Glad you are home. Press on sweet sister and yes every day is a gift and we MUST find the good in each one!!!

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  114. Dana

    Hi Lysa,
    I don’t typically comment on blogs as I am more likely to keep my comments to myself kind of girl but I really identified with your story. I had emergency surgery for diverticulitis in March and had a colon resection, with infection and long recovery. I really felt God allowed that to happen to show me how powerful He is, because he had all the details perfectly orchestrated and I am here to tell the story. It was a miracle in so many ways. My beautiful community loved me and my family, took care of us, fed us, held our hands, drove my children, cut my grass, picked up dog poop from my yard….I could go on and on about how well Jesus loved us for weeks during that horrible time. Jesus showed me how to love others better than I had ever been able and I am here to pass it on to others. I am praising God today for your miracle and I know He plans to have you here for a long time to praise Him and share your story too! Rest up and heal slowly so you can do that, it is a long road!

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  115. barb

    Giving God the praise for He is worthy! Modern day miracles do happen, you continue to be one, praise God!! Thank you for sharing such an intimate part of your life with us. Prayer is powerful. I will continue to pray that God continue to heal your body, as you continue to sparkle and season the pathways for so many women. May our gracious God and King be your ever present physician in the weeks ahead.
    In His grasp as I walk by faith… barb

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  116. Lisa

    Thank You Gracious Father in Heaven for all of Your Blessings and Healings. Thank You for allowing Lysa to stay here with us to continue being a guide and reminder that YOU ARE AN AWESOME GOD! Thank you as Lysa said, for every day is truly a gift. Please forgive us for losing sight of that, and getting caught up in the daily things that pull at us and distract us from You Lord.
    Lysa, I’m so glad you are healing. You and your family are in my prayers. Take things slow, healing takes time. We’ll be here.

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  117. obdul

    What a beautiful testimony of our powerful God!! His fidelity, love and care of his sons….. Thanks God for your grace and mercy, specially at this moment with Lysa T. live…for her serving to you glory…Thanks for each day, all your gifts involved of happiness or difficulties!! I love you more and more, but I need love you more.. spread all your love in me and your sons….thanks for be with me always.. any situation…any moment… any time…
    Joshua 1:9 “Have I not given you your orders? Take heart and be strong; have no fear and do not be troubled; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”,

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  118. Robyn

    Praying for you! Each day is a true gift for sure!

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  119. Chrissi

    Lysa, what a gift that God has given you….another chapter of His divine faithfulness!! I will be praying for your recovery as well as for your family. You are so loved my friend!!!

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  120. Mary

    Thank you for your open honesty and allowing us to share in your praise and thankfulness. We are in the middle of a stage 4 cancer treatment/fight and relish each day the Lord gives us too.

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  121. Melanie M.

    Oh I am so thankful that you shared this with us and my heart sank as I read your words. I am so thankful we serve such an amazing God! Praying for a speedy recovery for you and so grateful that are going to be okay. Big hugs to you!

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  122. Danica

    Lysa, thank you for letting us into your story so that God can use it to his glory! Praise God that you are here to tell the story and remind us all to be grateful for the things we’ve been given.

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  123. M. G.

    Praying for you and your family. Thank you for such a beautiful reminder. Thanking God for your miracle!

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  124. Nancy Griggs

    So glad you are home and doing better. We love you Lysa and were praying for you. Rest up and fully recuperate. Proverbs31 needs you dear one! Blessings!

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  125. Marcie Joy Brown

    Dearest Lysa!

    We all love you and are so relieved that your time with us has not drawn to a close.
    These are dark days when the enemy is trying to take out those in the front lines, those who walk intimately with our Lord and pose a true threat to satan’s plans and schemes.

    You were targeted because the devil knows who you are, but alas, so does your valiant King, in who’s arms I hope you continue to find strength and comfort in these upcoming days.

    You will absolutely remain in my prayers.

    Marcie

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  126. Geri Price

    Lysa,

    You have been in my prayers. Our God is so amazing! I am so thankful for you and your way of touching us all. God bless you and your recovery!

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  127. Carolyn Rogers

    I’m so thankful for you, your wonderful reminder, and to the Father for watching and taking care of you. Blessings (for real!)

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  128. Karol Burgos

    Praise God! So happy you are doing better, you will remain in my families thoughts and prayers! May God bless you with a speedy recovery! I have been in your place and yes each day is a very precious gift from our Father! Thank you for sharing!

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  129. Sybil Edgar

    Yes!!!! Life is a gift. We need to treasure each day and love each other.

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  130. Brianna Beatty

    Praise the Lord! I am so glad that you are doing well! God still has plans for you!

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  131. Kris Robinson

    Thanking God and praying for your God-speed recovery Lysa.

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  132. Kim

    Wow!! Praise the Lord. Blessing

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  133. Julie D

    Praying for comfort and healing as you navigate these uncharted waters. May you find comfort and peace in the loving arms of our Father. ❤️

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  134. audra

    Thank you for sharing. Your words touched my day. I am grateful for His miracle in you.

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  135. Marilyn

    Dear Lysa,
    I caught a brief “wind” through reading a few responses the other day that something was going on with you but could not put my finger on what was actually happening.
    I could not find the “activate prayer warriors button” on your website. So thank you for sharing this information with us.
    I thank God for His goodness and mercy and His healing.
    I pray that God will hold you in His arms surround you with His protective angels forever.
    I always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ when I pray for you. I will continue to pray for your healing.
    I pray the Spirit of the Lord will be upon you, and that the Lord will hide you in the shadow of His wings as your body heals.

    Blessings,
    Marilyn

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  136. Janell Rardon

    Lysa,
    To God be the glory. Wow is all I can say. I’ve had a rough couple years myself, health-wise, so know all too well the value of each breath. I am so very grateful that you are HERE, especially for that beautiful family of yours. You have a legacy to live and leave for each one of them. AND, of course, for the body of Christ worldwide, as your presence shines like the stars (Daniel 12:3). You are loved more than you know and are being sustained and prayed for by all of us. Love and BIG HEALING HUGS, Janell

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  137. Kristi Ann

    Praying for you Lysa!!

    ( I Thessalonians 5:16-18 KJV ) “Rejoice evermore. Pray Without Ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the Will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”!!

    Love Always and Shalom ( Peace ) YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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  138. Susan Rupert

    Dear Lysa,
    I am so happy you are doing better.
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Please get well soon.
    Susan

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  139. Amy C

    Lysa,
    I will say a prayer for your recovery. I know of the feeling, as I thanked God after
    my surgery- when beyond all percentages, cancer was found in my lymph nodes,
    The doctor had thought this additional surgery was not necessary, but it was up
    to me. My husband said it was up to me-don’t even ask my opinion-he said. So I
    prayed one whole weekend, and then had the surgery. I KNOW that God saved my
    life! I had told Him that it was o.k. if I had done all the good He wanted me to do to
    take me home. Now- I live each day to glorify Him! Each is a blessing, and I try
    to give that blessing on to others. YOU have been a wonderful blessing in my life.
    I have read many of your books, taught others from them, passed them on. To this
    day, I still tell my feelings – “you’re not bossing me around today”! and when dealing
    with a conflict-HGC! He is NOT done with you either, so get well-and keep on blessing
    others! your friend in Christ, Amy

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  140. Shelly Green

    Thank you for sharing this; and it truly is a miracle that you are alive. I know this because my neighbor passed away from this last year; when the doctors found it, they gave him 2-3 days to live. They were right on the money. God surely isn’t finished with using you in His ministry, and this miracle has undoubtedly opened several eyes to the power of our God almighty. Blessings to you as you recuperate and touch even more lives with your sweet self. I will keep you in my prayers. Love in Christ, Shelly

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  141. Janice Sathre

    Dear Lysa,

    I just want to say thank you for sharing life with us. How extremely thankful we are for all the miraculous ways God intervenes in our lives. Lysa you are right, life is a gift, and what a joy to know that you are still here and healing. You are a blessing and God has certainly used your life to be an extension of His blessings to others.

    Get well soon!

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  142. Sue Lockhartl

    Praise God! Your work is not done. I have heard you speak on several occasions & always hear so many things that I can relate to. You’re an inspiration to me & others for what you share.

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  143. Cathy Donald

    Praise God! Thanking Him for this miracle of healing. Praising Him that you are glorifying God in the midst of your recovery. May He continue to bless you and use you mightily in His Kingdom. Thank you for your faithfulness Lysa!

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  144. Karen Mollohan

    Prayers of thanksgiving and praise for our Lord Jesus Christ! For the loving and healing care he has provided you, the wisdom and guidance He provided the doctors who cared for you during this time and the assurance that He will continue to care for you. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  145. Laura Laurain

    You look more gorgeous than ever miracle lady!!!! I am praising our Wonderful God for saving you!!! God is So So Good!!

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  146. Irene Hodges

    We are thankful for the miracle, Lysa! I live just down the road in Waxhaw and had cancer a year and a half ago. I’m so thankful that I was anemic and tired which led to tests and finding I had kidney cancer. They were able to remove the kidney and no treatment needed. Bad news is the 20 lbs. I lost returned and brought some more with it! But praising the Lord for His faithfulness and for a good full recovery! Bless you!

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  147. Edna A

    Dear Lysa,
    Thanks for sharing! Praise God, praise God, praise God! Just a little teary….

    I wondered where you were because I haven’t seen you on First5 in a while. It all makes sense now.

    “To God be the glory, great things He has done……”

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  148. Sally Ann Price

    I did not know you were in the hospital. I had to be sent in emergency surgery after Thanksgiving. I had to go to the emergency room because I was in really bad pain. The next morning they had to do an emergency surgery. One of my intestine had wrapped around two hernias. I was in there I believe about 5 to 7 days. I went home and about 2 weeks later I ended up back in the hospital with diarrhea and I was dehydrated. I came home in about 3 days, and then after Christmas I was back in there again, because I had hardening of the bowels and was dehyrated again. This time I did not get to come home until New Years Day. I have to go back in the hospital again on August 5th to have another hernia removed. I know the Lord has really watched over me. I am glad that you are okay and are cancer free. I will continue to pray for you.

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  149. Susan

    Thanking God you are ok. I have a friend who went through this same thing about a year ago. She is doing great now. I pray the same for you!

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  150. Janet Smith

    Praise God for a miracle. I am thankful you are doing much better.
    Janet

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    • Charlotte Tominsky

      Praising the Lord you are on the road to feeling better.. God is good 🙂
      You are right I always say even on a bad day its always good, and praise the Lord for another day… It does give you a different look at all the blessings we have..
      Many blessings to you 🙂 Charlotte

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    • Heather McIntosh

      Dear Lysa,
      I am so thankful for your life! Thank you Lord the Your miraculous intervention! Lysa, Your books have helped me so much in following Christ that I reread them! I found your blog today bc I was looking for advice on how to write my own miracle story. Instead I am rejoicing with you In yours. Hang in there and keep your head up as you heal completely. Praying for you. I am sure I speak for many in saying, ” We need you!” Thank you for your work. We thank God for your life!

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  151. Anna

    Lysa,
    Praising God for your miracle, one which only he was capable of and one that you are honoring by sharing his hand in this moment! I keep hearing God saying to cherish each moment he blesses us with and know that he is God and the only one in full control! His love is abundant and amazing!!! Greatful to hear you sharing God’s love and grace that he blesses us all with daily!
    Cherishing each moment,
    Anna

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  152. Marlene Otterson

    God Bless you Lysa. God is so good. I had the same type of situation years ago and the Lord gave me a miracle also. I attended the first session of your “Best Yes” study last night and can see that we in the class are going to be richly blessed by you work. So thank you very much.

    Will be praying for you,

    Marlene

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  153. Pam Blosser

    What a gift each day is. He’s not finished with you yet!! Praise God for his healing and His work through you. Blessings in your continued journey. Pam

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  154. Nancy Berchtold

    Prayers your way, Lysa… A speedy recovery with love enfolding.

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  155. Shawn

    Thanks for sharing. Praise God

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  156. Bebe Ray

    SO thankful for your miracle. We are experiencing one ourselves and I am loving seeing God at work.

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  157. Jen

    Oh Lysa!!! PRAISE GOD!!!!! So glad to hear you are recovering!!!! I pray for strength and healing!!!! HUGS sweet sister in Christ!!!

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  158. Martha

    Praising God for your miracle! Thank you for sharing this with us. Praying for your complete & quick recovery. I am a long time P31 follower and you have blessed me more times than I can say! Bless you.

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  159. Pam

    What a “Glory” moment! Praying for your total healing.

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  160. Heather W

    Thank you so much for this message. As I lay in bed reading this, I am so thankful for all of the crazy moments I have been having in my life. Just today, the enemy was using it to fuel the most horrible thoughts of running away, leaving my moody, crying babies (twins teething) add to that my hormones and it was the worst day ever! (With a dramatic tone) But really, it wasn’t. This too shall pass and I need to remember that I need grace as well as my children! We will make it with Gods help!! Praying for your recovery!

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  161. Sylvia Rodriguez

    Lisa,
    Thank you for sharing your emergency with your Christ followers. I am elated you are doing well and that your family is supportive!

    I am always encouraged by your humility and your writing skills!

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  162. Cathy Staurovsky

    My Dear Sister in Christ Lysa,
    I truly am grateful for our Lord for giving you this miracle. I understand also how precious our life here on earth is to our Lord. I am a faithful follower who reads your emails you always send out. Life on earth is very challenging and sometimes very hard and sometimes we don’t understand any of it. I’ve learned to say every day ——GOD IS GOOD! In every down there is an up, for every negative there IS a positive, for every bad there is a good. Yesterday was history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, thats why they call it the present!!!! I never look back anymore just keep pressing on forward. One foot in front of the other will always lead us to God!!! Thank you Lord for Lysa and her faithful Christian writings so all of us can read and benefit by them. God bless you Lysa and my prayers for total healing are for you.

    Love, another sister in Christ,
    Cathy Staurovsky

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  163. Merrily Jones, NW Church, Seattle

    Glad you are alive, Lysa! I have had a few of those miracles in my life as well, and it is quite sobering! I just thank God and ask Him to help me not miss what He has kept me alive for! Each day is, indeed, a blessing!

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  164. Susan Rinard

    OMG!!! Lisa, so grateful that you are going to be fine! God is such a good God! His wonders and miracles never cease and you are another proof of His power! May you continue healing as you rest in His arms and allow your body to completely heal. Love you, appreciate you, and the work you and your staff do for us. Continuing to send prayers.

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  165. Colleen Chaney

    Lysa, I am new to your blog but have been reading your books and using Proverbs 31 First 5 app and OBS for years now. I felt like God wad leading me this morning to your blog and boy, was I not expecting to find that you were going through all of this! First, I praise Jesus for this miracle on your life!! I will be praying for you! You have been a such a blessing in my life through your work for the Lord. Our God will fully restore you and I can only imagine the amazing things He has in store for you! That ugly old liar the devil is no match for our God! Not. Even. Close. The joy of the Lord is our strength!
    With love, your sister in Christ,
    Colleen

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  166. Nancy

    Lysa, praising God for you and your testimony of a modern-day miracle. God certainly continues to perform miracles if we will only stop and look. Thanking God, too, for the gift of today. Praying for your full and speedy recovery.

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  167. Robin

    Lysa,
    A year after I completed treatment for breast cancer ( several surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation), I had to have emergency surgery for a volvus in my intestine. There was no time to “prep” me for the surgery. I became septic and my surgical wound would not heal. I was in the hospital for over two weeks. I literally thought I was dying. After almost a year of cancer treatment previous to this, it paled in comparison to the recovery from this. I say all of this to say, I can relate to the gravity of your health issues. I am so glad your story has a happy ending as did mine! The Lord healed me completely and was near to me in my recovery. I pray that for you, too! God bless you!

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  168. Tiffany

    I’m so thankful you are alright and that you are still here to continue to help women like me! You are a blessing to so many.

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  169. Annette

    Lysa
    I praise our awesome Father for healing you.
    Please know that I will continue to pray for your healing.
    Thank you for sharing
    In His Love
    Annette

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  170. Laura Knowles

    Wow – God is good!! Very glad to hear that you came through this scary ordeal ok! Thanking God right now for you, for all you do to help spread His word and the love and grace He gives us. Rest up and take care of yourself!!

    Hugs — Laura

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  171. Linda Hadfield

    God is Great! Get well soon, you are an angel and a blessing to me and anyone who reads your posts! You are INSPIRATIONAL, God Bless!

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  172. Kathleen Pennau

    Lysa, I am so thrilled to hear about your miracle, its so good when God comes through so clearly that there isn’t any other explanation, or “cooincidence”. My husband had a similar medical miracle last spring. We rejoice with you and know that no matter what miracles or not, God is good all the time!!

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  173. Kim

    Lysa,
    I’ve never met you but feel like I know you as you share your beautiful words of wisdom. Praise God for your gift of life and I can’t wait to read more from you

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  174. Caulene

    I am so grateful that you are still with us. Praise be to the LORD for how much he loves and cares for us through every little and big moment.

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  175. Toni

    Praise God, Lysa! Praying for a speedy recovery! God is good! (All the time!) All the time… God is good! Amen! xo

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  176. Debra Diaz

    Praise God and thank you for sharing your story…God is a wonderful father and yes, he does miracles. Hope you recover quick and thank you for encouraging so many women. God bless

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  177. Gilla

    Lysa, so glad you are home! Will continue to pray for you!
    Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery
    Shabbat Shalom

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  178. Gail

    I am so thankful with you for your recovery, and that you are Still with us, for your family, and God’s glory too! May His name be praised!

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  179. Mark

    I’m feeling a little bit out of my comfort zone. I don’t often comment on blogs and hey I haven’t seen too many guy names in the comments.
    First I want to say how wonderful it is that you are doing better. Sounds like this was a pretty scary ordeal. God can definitely work miracles. I know this first hand. In December of 2012 I fell when a scaffold plank broke. I was unconscious for more than three days with a severe concussion. My perspective on life changed after that. I like to say that sometimes God just has to hit us in the head with a board to get our attention.
    God Bless you and your ministry!

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  180. Jonya Davis

    Thumbs Up! How great is our God! Today, I took a picture with my “Thumbs Up!” The Radiologist reported to me “the second Mammogram is clear.” As he was leaving, I whispered to the nurse “Today is a gift.” How crazy is that!!!
    I am humbled by what HE has chosen to do in Our Lives for His Glory and Others Good.
    I cherish the short time Gid gave us together 4 years ago in Russellville, Ar. Your life… A blessing, Know of my love and continued prayers for your progress and processing. I can’t wait to see how your LIFE will once again be HIS sTORY!

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  181. Elizabeth

    I had really been missing your blogs. As I read what you had experienced all I could say was thank you God. Praying for your complete and speedy recovery.

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  182. Christine

    Lysa,

    Praise God you are doing alright! God has truly blessed you :). You are one of my favorite Christian writers/speakers. I love reading your blogs and am reading your book “The Best Yes”. I always learn something and it’s nice to know and see that you struggle with the same things and can be open and vulnerable about that. Thank you for being an inspiration even in the hard times 🙂

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  183. Kasadiki

    Today’s a gift, indeed… So glad to know you are doing better Lysa. You’ve always inspired me through your writings and speaking. Praying for your complete recovery. God got you, be well!

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  184. Linda Hite

    Lysa
    I am in the midst of a scare like you. In January I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a total surprise and shock. Six months later God has done miraculous healing in my life. I will not be cured of it, but I will be brought to a point of maintaining it. Through this whole ordeal I have had countless people praying for me. God’s healing is not only know to me but also them. I truly stand amazed at all God has done in my life. I do look at life differently now. Thank you for your willingness to share your story. It gave me the courage to share mine.

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  185. Susan Kintzel

    Wow! Thank you for sharing not only the difficulty and pain, but the glory and the ministry behind your experience. I am so grateful for Jesus and how he carried you and your family through this. And I hear the message from Him through you to treasure each moment.

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  186. kamau

    May God be with Lysa as He has always been. Surely there is A living God. We thank God For Life and for the miracle.

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  187. Regina

    Amen. Thank you for the very direct, shocking and loving reminder of Him in our everyday lives, our breaths…

    We missed you in Keller, TX (at Milestone Church/Summer Splash)!

    Prayers for continued healing.

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  188. Debra

    God is Great! Prayers for you and your family.

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  189. Grandmaof19

    Praise God from all blessing flow, Glad to hear you are feeling better. Thank you for your uplifting post, and for reminding us that God is always our source in time of trouble. Psalm 46:1 (KJV)God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

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  190. Libby Hueschen

    Lysa, I am humbly and reverently say that I am so thankful that the Lord did not feel that it was time for you to go home to be with Him, but He obviously has more kingdom work for you to do. Thank you for reminding us that even though we may wake up feeling down, for whatever silly and insignificant reason we may have, that God has graciously handed us another day on a silver platter to enjoy and to love others.

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  191. Mandy Barr

    Praying for your recovery. May God bless you and keep your family wrapped in His loving arms during this time. Thank you, also, for sharing your story and being a guiding light to other women in times of need.

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  192. Libby Hueschen

    This is a reminder of what Tara Tippetts wrote in her book “And It Was Beautiful”:
    “A bucket list? No, I don’t need one. I’m so rich. Its relationships that matter. And for me, paying attention to the precious gift of today is the only thing on my list.”

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    • God's Runner

      Love this quote and thank you Lysa for the beautiful reminder of the precious gift that life is!

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  193. Barb Johnson

    Dear Lysa,
    I praise God that you are a miracle!!!! You touch so many lives and bring glory to God as you do it. Your readers are blessed by all the ways you have given encouragement and hope to our lives as we share the Gospel message with one another. Praying for continued healing and a complete recovery.

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  194. Jenn

    So thankful that our Abba saved your life! You are a mighty power in His kingdom!

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  195. Lorraine

    Dear Lysa,

    Praising God with you for your miracle!!! To God Be The Glory!

    So thankful to Him for your life and ministry. Our Creator God has special plans for you! What a friend we have in Jesus! Praying for your continued healing and renewed strength dear sister. You are loved.

    (((Heavenly Hugs)))

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  196. Brittney

    So thankful for Gods faithfulness in hearing our prayers. Thankful for you. Blessings and hugs.

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  197. Judy

    Thankful you’re on the road to recovery!

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  198. Sherry

    I join you in praising God that your life was miraculously saved. Your ministry has touched millions of people worldwide and God just isn’t finished with you yet! Please rest and allow your body to get strong again. Until what time you’re able to get back to your energetic self, please know you’re in my prayers. Thank you for the difference you’ve made in my life.

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  199. Dana Evans

    I am thankful for 1)finding your blog today, 2)reading this post about your miracle. I don’t like crazy either. I’ve had too much of it in my life. You put the focus in the right place- God and the “sacred realization” (love that) He gave you about LIFE! Wow, if we all could have just a sliver of that.. but I read your words and I know the underlying details must be absolutely AMAZING because God is. He is truth and He is LIFE. Thank you for sharing your words through your books and this blog. Rejoice, we are with you!

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    • Ingrid

      Dear Lysa, I just read this today and praise God for His healing powers in your life. Thanks so much for allowing us to peek inside your personal life and love on you. You are such a tender blessing to me, and thank you for reminding me that…life that God has given me today, the breath I breathe today, is a precious gift from God. Blessings on you and your body and your family.

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  200. Marisa

    SO glad you are okay!! Love how God’s plans for us are so much higher than anything that can happen to us. What a wonderful blessing to know He is in control of ALL things and how the miracle of life does not have to be at birth. ((HUGS))!!

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  201. Mitzi Harden

    Praising God with you Lysa! He is our AMAZING LOVE!

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  202. Sheila Green

    Praying for your complete & speedy recovery! Thanking God for His miracles!❤️

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  203. Shelly Wildman

    Hi Lysa! I’ve been thinking about you so much over the past couple of weeks. Honey, I know (almost) exactly what you’ve been going through, and you’re right–it is nothing short of a miracle that you (or I) are here. About 8 years ago, during a nasty bout of diverticulitis I ended up in the hospital for 11 days, resulting in having 18″ of my colon removed. It remains one of the most scary and important times in my life (and, I would say, in the lives of my daughters).

    I just want to encourage you that the worst is over. You will, hopefully, begin a steady climb back to complete health now, although it may take some time. Just give yourself the grace to rest and just be. Take this time to seek the Lord and what He has for you next. It may be the most wonderful time of your life!!

    Please feel free to get in touch if you need to talk to someone who has been through this. I know that the first month or two post-surgery felt something like PTSD to me and it helped to have people to talk it through with. I’ll be praying for you, friend.

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  204. Andrea Varasso Mulisano

    Dear Lysa,
    I am so happy that you are ok. Between your Proverbs 31 Ministry and First Five you and the other ladies have changed my daily study and faith life. I especially could relate to your recent piece about “I’m not good enough” and today’s “There’s a lady in the gym that hates me.” I have let these feelings dominate my life but fortunately I’m getting away from this lack of confidence.
    God Bless You Always for making just a difference in the lives of so many of us that read Proverbs 31 and First Five daily.
    Andrea

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  205. Pat Schaeffer

    I am so very thankful you are home and alive for you are a chosen child of God and his eyes are on you! May He wrap His arms around you and bless you. May He lead you step by step through these days and help you to know when to stop and when to go on and pause as he tells you something He wants you to hear. I send my love and a big hug! You sure were a testimony to the doctor.!! A sister in Christ from Maine!

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  206. Kathy Acre

    I am so very thankful for the miracle you have experienced. You are an amazing woman that God uses to change the lives of so many. I’ll be praying for renewed strength and a speedy recovery. God bless!

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  207. Diane

    Praise God for His divine miraculous divine intervention. God is not finished with you yet! The enemy desires to take us down and out but He comes to give life and to give it abundantly!
    Lysa, your devotionals, blogs, books and words of encouragement have been very timely in my life and the lives of so many that I have forwarded them on to.
    Just recently I too have been going through some major health issues and major family upheaval. Just had surgery on Monday and biopsy’s and Now waiting for the results. Either diagnosis is not great but trusting and have faith in The Almighty Physician.
    In the process I too am hesitant to share this crazy journey I have walked this past few years. But I can see the Masters hand leading and guiding with His still small voice.
    I pray The Lord will continue to restore and heal your physical body and strengthen you each day for the journey ahead!
    You truly are a blessing!
    Diane

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  208. Donna

    I have prayed for you Lysa. I hope you are feeling stronger each day. I know God probably wants you to slow down at times but He didn’t have to go that far. LOL. ❤️Donna

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  209. Cathy Evangelista

    I am so thankful you are ok thru God’s grace! A miracle!! God is good -God is good to you and me- God id good All the time!!????

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