The Pattern of a Life


photo from 99balloons

I hear the soft whoosh of a wheelchair moving over carpet. I look up with little girl eyes to see my Nana smiling at me from the doorway. It’s the same smile she gives everyone. The kind that says, “I know life can be hard but, even more, I know God is still good.”She works in the bookstore she and my Grandpa started together. Customers wander in and ask for best-sellers, Bibles, answers to life’s questions. One she gets asked often is this: “How can I have the joy you do?”

Polio at age twenty-nine took the strength from her legs. But not from her heart. She kept that until she slipped home to Jesus over ten years ago. And her legacy still lives on—in me, our family, all the lives she touched through the years.

My grandmother turned disability into Hisability…

Will you come read the rest with me at 99balloons during their special week of talking about imperfect vessels?



P.S. Happy Friday!! I wanted to announce the winners of the giveaways: Caley Kohler is the winner chosen through to receive Teske Drake’s book Hope for today, Promises for tomorrow! Caley, if you could email with your mailing address we will get the book to you. Congratulations! The other winner of God’s Heart for You devotional calendar chosen through is Stephany Cast! Stephany, if you could also email with your mailing address I will send you your gift! Thank you all for reading and sharing your hearts with me through your comments; I am always encouraged and inspired by you.

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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