Lisa Flickinger Speaks Up!

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Everyone’s Story welcomes Inspirational Historical author, Lisa Flickinger. Lisa lives in the Alberta, Canada area with a gorgeous view of the Rocky Mountains (here’s something I just researched: the Rockies stretch more than 3,000 miles!!). Perhaps it’s this view that reminds her daily of God’s majesty and inspires her to write the fiction she does! Please check out her BookGiveaway of Ella, as well as the blurb for her newest release of Fool’s Notion! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

 

 

BookGiveaway:

LiElla - Cover Photo 25%sa is offering 1 randomly chosen commenter 1 PDF version of Ella, a retelling of the Cinderella story in the Washington D.C. era of 1870. The winner will be announced Friday morning EST on February 16th.

** For Giveaways: it’s not necessary to insert your private email information within comments.

Blurb for Ella:

Ella Goodwin, abandoned by her father and abused by her stepsister, seeks to make sense of her new life as a prisoner in her Washington D.C. home. By secretly designing and sewing a magnificent gown, she plans to attend the grand ball and meet Thomas Bailey, her only hope for rescue. Will Ella’s Prince Charming unravel the mystery and learn the true identity of the beautiful woman who has captured his heart?

 

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Check out Lisa’s newest release, Fool’s Notion:

Blurb:

1883 California Trail, Kansas

Missouri mules were the best. Alda grew to love the creatures working side by side with her pa on their farm along the banks of the Missouri River. He would be hopping mad when he realized his wife and daughter colluded behind his back to sell a pack string. It wouldn’t matter that they were trying to save the farm.

Alda struck out on her own to drive the team over fifteen hundred miles. By day three, her lead mule Bessie refused to take one more step. It was a good thing the handsome cowboy Cord stopped by to lend a hand or Alda might still be sitting in the dust.

Now, Alda needed the man to move on so she could continue her journey. Judging by the spark in Cord’s eye … it just might take some convincing.

 

The Heart of Trust by Lisa Flickinger

 

My breath hitches even thinking about the year 2017 and the lessons the Lord taught me.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

(Proverbs 3:5 NIV)

A wonderful verse we learned as children. It reads simple enough, trust in and lean not. What 2017 taught me was I was trusting in myself and leaning not on the Lord’s understanding. A difficult place to be when hardship arises.

Our six-month-old granddaughter became paralyzed the first week of January 2017. The condition, transverse myelitis, although rare, affected her immune system causing her own body to attack her spinal cord. The poor, little mite could only move one arm a bit, otherwise nothing, from the bottom lip down.

As the doctors were trying to figure out what was wrong, I questioned the Lord: “Lord, what are you doing? Lord, why is this happening to our family? Lord, why is this happening to such an innocent child?”

Trust escaped me. I plead, I bargained, I tried to figure it out, but the pieces of the puzzle didn’t fit together. The pieces didn’t even appear to be from the same puzzle.

After a three-week stay in the hospital under the care of an amazing team of doctors along with immune therapy, her health turned around and we rejoiced in the goodness of our God.

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However, I was left with the realization my faith faltered because I was trusting in myself and trying to make sense of something I didn’t understand. Another question could be asked. Do I need to understand why calamity strikes? Proverbs would say not. Is it my business to question the Lord? Proverbs would say trust in the Lord.

Life on this earth is not easy. It brings trials, it brings temptations, and it brings disappointments. The scriptures, in contrast, bring us hope.

“In all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

(vs. 6)

In all situations, we are to submit our ways to the Lord. Does it take the calamity away? No. Does it make it easy? No. Can we see the Lord in the situation and trust Him regardless of the outcome? Yes.

Our granddaughter’s come a long way from the puffy, fluid filled baby who couldn’t move. She’s been a trooper through the pain caused by the disease and has regained the use of her arms through physical therapy. She still suffers some internal issues and strives to walk like her twin sister.

I will trust in the Lord regardless of whether the He chooses for her to walk or not.

Here’s wishing you all a 2018 filled with trust in the Lord alone for every situation!

Lisa’s Ah-hahs To Tweet:

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Author’s Bio:

Lisa J. Flickinger, author of historical novels Ella, and All That Glitters, lives and writes from the cliff of a river along the majestic Rocky Mountains. When not writing or reading, you will find her scouring antique shops or sipping a maple latte with friends and family.

Places to connect with Lisa:

Website

Goodreads

Facebook

Buy link for Fool’s Notion

Buy link for Ella

Lisa and I look forward to your comments.

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Her-Good-Girl-BlogTour

I’d love it if you can visit with me this week:

Multifarious, February 9

A Greater Yes, February 10

Avid Reader Book Reviews, February 10

Power of Words, February 11 (spotlight)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 11

Janices book reviews, February 12

Jeanette’s Thoughts, February 12

margaret kazmierczak, February 13 (Interview)

Simple Harvest Reads, February 13 (Guest post from Mindy)

Pursuing Stacie, February 14

Bigreadersite, February 14

 

23 comments to Lisa Flickinger Speaks Up!

  • Sometimes it’s so hard to let go and let God handle our deepest hurts. But when we do, He is faithful and we wonder why we waited. So glad your grandbaby is better!

  • Don’t we all struggle at times with trusting the Lord in extreme difficulties? But, yes, though we may not understand why, He is trustworthy. At such times, I often think of an old Ira Stanphill song, “We’ll Talk It Over.” Stanphill experienced a severe trial in his life. In response, he wrote that song. One line goes, “I’ll ask the reason; He’ll tell me why, when we talk it over in the bye and bye.” I think, though, that when we get to heaven, it really won’t matter any more. Lisa, I pray your granddaughter continues to recover and that all traces of her illness will be reversed. Thank you for sharing. We all need this reminder from time to time.

    • elaineadmin

      AnnaLee, I’ve often imagined that in heaven we have the opportunity to “learn” all the mysteries about our individual lives… but then again, as you’ve just expressed here, maybe it really won’t matter. Wouldn’t the amazing turning point be if we’re given the chance to choose to know or to decline and we choose to decline because it no longer matters. At all.

    • Lisa J. Flickinger

      Hi, AnnaLee, thanks so much for your prayers. You’re right, heaven will be beautiful and all these difficulties will become insignificant. I hope we can all be faithful on this journey we call life.

  • Ann Mock

    Your novel sounds so good! I was very touched about your journey with your granddaughter. I will pray that God will heal her.

  • Jennifer Tipton

    That is a terrible habit that I talk out with God all the time and I hate that I have those same thoughts run through my head when I’m wrestling with whatever situation is happening at the time. Thankfully God is always faithful, loving and forgiving of my weaknesses. Nice blog ladies.

    • elaineadmin

      Jennifer, a big amen to having a Father who is forever faithful and loving to us!!

      So glad you appreciated Lisa’s feature.

    • Lisa J. Flickinger

      Hi, Jennifer, I’m so glad to learn I’m not the only one who struggles with questioning the Lord. I’m also glad He understands our weakness and gives us the strength to overcome. Have a great day!

  • Marilyn

    Beautiful interview with Lisa Flickinger. Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of my favorite verses. As humans we all want to question difficult times in this journey of life. Thankful we can trust and rest assure God sees the bigger picture and knows what victories will be won while in a valley of testing. Prayers for your sweet granddaughter for complete recovery.

    Inspirational historical fiction is one of my favorite genre since I was young. Thank you for the giveaway, Lisa. Elaine, thank you for introducing this reader to another new author. Blessings to you both. Be safe with the winter weather. : )

    • elaineadmin

      Joyous words you’ve shared, Marilyn. And you know I appreciate them… and you!

    • Lisa J. Flickinger

      Thanks so much, Marilyn. I have learned so much through trials and I can see how the Lord refines us yet I still question Him when another turns up. Perhaps one day I will go straight to trust. Thanks so much for your prayers for our granddaughter, she’s come so far! Have yourself a wonderful day.

  • So hard to learn lessons of trust. Glad to hear your granddaughter is improving. What a little fighter. I live in the D.C. metro area and will definitely check out your book! Blessings on your writing career!

    • elaineadmin

      What fun that will be for you, Kelly, relating where you live to Lisa’s story. Enjoy.

    • Lisa J. Flickinger

      I agree, trust is hard to learn, so much energy is used up when we can’t do a thing about it! I enjoyed researching Washington D.C. history while writing Ella. There was a lot of fascinating information about the downtown buildings and modes of transportation. I hope we can visit there some day!

  • KayM

    Excellent blog post, Lisa. Thank you for sharing your experience with your precious granddaughter. I am so happy that she is now able to stand. I pray that she will continue to make progress. Blessings…

    • elaineadmin

      Progress. Such a lovely word!

      Thanks for visiting, Kay.

    • Lisa Flickinger

      Hi, Kay, I’m so glad you took the time to listen to my story. The Lord has been so good to us by restoring my granddaughter’s health bit by bit. We covet your prayers as she continues to heal and hope she will one day walk. Have a super evening!

  • elaineadmin

    Everyone’s Story wraps up this blog week with a big thank you to guest, author Lisa Flickinger. Lisa, I’ve enjoyed hosting you and do believe you may have several new fans of your novels. I’m counting on it! Thanks also for the lovely BookGiveaway of Ella.

    And the winner of Ella is… Kay.

    Congratulations, Kay. Happy reading! Both Lisa and I will contact you via direct email.

    Blessings to all.

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