Hello, and welcome to my site, it’s great to see you here.
I’m Liz, and I live in a town called Wellington with my husband Tim who is a Vicar in the Church of England, and our two children. When I was eight years old, I decided I wanted to be an author, and wrote my first book which was about a girl who busted a gang of goblins under the River Dove. Cos…you know.
It took me many more years to start writing in earnest, largely because of a chronic illness which has plagued me all my life. It’s a degenerative lung disease, bronchiectasis, and in turn has led to more chronic conditions/diseases as a spin-off. It has shaped a lot of how I see life, because it’s something I’ve never been able to escape. It brings me a lot of pain and there are times I can’t leave my home for days and weeks.
But within that, I’m so passionate about Jesus and the hope that he brings, and love to share stories about transformed lives. Despite my life of illness, I’ve discovered that God is in the depths with me, that God weeps with me and holds me through it. I don’t pretend to have easy answers to the problem of suffering, but I’m on a journey with a God who loves me and delights in me. And it’s been in the deepest depths of pain where I’ve found God there too, walking it with me.
Despite my life of illness, I’ve discovered that God is in the depths with me, that God weeps with me and holds me through it.
I’ve written a book! (well, a few, but this is the big one) – it’s called Catching Contentment: How to be Holy Satisfied, and it’s about how on earth we can be contented in a life with boundaries. When we’re sick or grieving, when we are short of money, when life is relentless. Paul said he’d learned the secret, and he was in prison – so maybe we can, too. Maybe we can reach out our hands and catch it.
Apart from all that, I love reading and try to do regular book reviews – have a look at some of them here. I’m also a fan of vintage dresses and Cadbury’s chocolate, which is the reason I exist (this is actually, honestly, literally true. Ask me about it sometime.) And turquoise. Never forget turquoise, which is the best colour ever invented. Obviously.
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