November 20, 2017

About the Author

Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m Elizabeth, the author of Touching the Hem. I’d like to share a little of my testimony…

I was born to wonderful Christian parents in the early 80’s, and my Mom actually led me in the “sinner’s prayer” when I was just three years old. I knew I needed to be saved, and asked Jesus to be my Savior, even though I didn’t fully understand the ramifications of that salvation.  Throughout the next twelve years, I faithfully attended church and Christian school, but never really tried to live for God. Kind of hard when you get saved so young, you know? Well, when I was fifteen, the Holy Spirit made me aware of my need to start actively living for Him. And I cherish that day as much as the day I was born again into God’s family. Because that’s what it all became real to me.

Shortly after refocusing my spiritual life, I felt God leading me to prepare for full-time ministry. In fact, I felt Him calling me to be a pastor’s wife… funny thing was, I had no desire to get married! Well, long story short, I went to college, studied Women’s Ministries, and met my husband while I was there. And then he enrolled in seminary, preparing to be a pastor someday. God really does work in mysterious ways!

A few months after graduating from college, I started experiencing all sorts of physical problems. After many doctors visits, ineffective rounds of medication, and emergency trips to the ER, I was diagnosed with a rare disease, Wegener’s Granulomatosis. Wegener’s is treatable, but not curable, and I’ll be facing its effects for the rest of my life.

Soon after my diagnosis, I started wondering how I was supposed to respond to everything: the sickness, the long-term effects, the change in my life’s direction. Being a reader, I started looking for books to help me through it all. But I didn’t find much that agreed with what I’d learned from God’s Word. So I decided to study the topic for myself… and this book, Touching the Hem, was born.

A few other interesting facts:

  • I was born and raised in Massachusetts, and still cheer for the Patriots and the Red Sox.
  • I lived in upstate South Carolina for a dozen years, and loved the close proximity to the Smoky Mountains.
  • I’m currently sojourning in a small town in southwestern Wyoming, where my husband and I are helping with a small church plant.
  • Someday my husband and I hope to plant a church in the area around northern Utah.
  • We don’t have kids, but we do have a very cute, rather rambunctious shepherd-husky mix.
  • My favorite books include Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard, Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss, A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • My favorite books of the Bible are Psalms, Proverbs, and Romans.
  • My favorite chapter is Psalm 103.

I also blog regularly at DogFur and Dandelions, encouraging Christ-centered living through devotionals, book reviews, and other real life stuff. I’d love to have you come visit me there!

And now it’s your turn! Please take a moment to say hi, and share a few facts about yourself!