If you've been around our bloggy world for any length of time, you've probably noticed this sweet face of sunshine. It's Lisa Shaw of Sharing Life with Lisa. And I had the pleasure to meet this sister ...in person!
What a joy!
Lisa and I have been bloggy friends for about two years. Her personality comes across loud and clear (in a good way). We bonded very quickly online and called each other 'sis'. She always teased about the family resemblance. The main thing we had in common was our love for the Lord Jesus Christ. But even besides that, we just seemed to gel so well together like we'd know each other for years. Oh and did I mention that we're both from New York?
When Lisa heard that I was going to Florida for my niece's wedding, she immediately wrote me to see if she could come and visit. I was only going to be there for a few days but she agreed to drive two hours each way just to give me a hug. Can you believe it?
Let me tell you ...Lisa is the real deal!
There's nothing phony about her. She has the most loving, kind and passionate personality. She's also an awesome prayer warrior. She not only promises to pray ...she follows through on it!
We planned to go out to lunch but in the midst of nonstop talking and loving, we never got around to it. Instead, Lisa tolerated and even enjoyed my family. I had been making Norwegian waffles and offered her some. She said that she wasn't very hungry but would certainly try them. She may not know but I saw her eat two of them after my brother-in-law gave her some pancake syrup. Lisa didn't know that we don't use syrup on Norwegian waffles; lol.
I was so glad Melanie of The Bella Mella was still at the house when Lisa arrived. Lisa has such a gentle way about her. I loved how she ministered and prayed for Melanie and her family. It was also a special blessing for me and my sister Christine.
Lisa has been so good to me in many different ways. She is the one who gifted me with the blog redesign of Heart Choices by Edie of Rich Gifts. She has a heart for the hurting.
But Lisa is also very honest and transparent about where she's been and what she's learned. I can identify with her time of carnal Christian living in many ways. I also think her honesty was helpful as many of my family members need encouragement to walk in the ways of the Lord.
I'm so glad for the Lord's patience with me too as He transforms me day by day. For some of us, it seems to take longer than others.
What more can I say about Lisa? She's a friend that I could spend lots more time with. I know we would laugh, cry and pray together. So, now I can't wait until our next face to face meeting. I hope you'll stop by and give her some bloggy love at Sharing Life with Lisa.
Blessings and love,