Monday, March 23, 2015

With All My Heart

From my home here in the Czech Republic, THANK YOU with all my heart for visiting here today!

Photo Credit to František Procházka

It's a milestone day for my blog, Living By Lysa (Lysa being "Lysa Hora", the mountain I see out my office window, and pictured above in this gorgeous painting that I wish I owned! I'm thankful to Google Images for that picture).

Since Google Analytic started keeping track in 2011, you dear readers have visited me 500,000 times. Bless you! Thank you! That means so very much to me.

I started blogging in 2006 as a way to keep my family up to date on what was happening in our lives and ministry. In those early years, I was lucky to get a blog post out a few times a month!

But in 2011 I committed to blogging regularly and haven't looked back ever since.

I've hit the "Publish" button on 1,343 blog posts over the past eight and half years. And each time I make a post it's my desire to record with genuineness and honesty the joys, difficulties, delights and trials of our lives.

Yet most of all, it's my hope to communicate the grace, goodness and faithfulness of the Lord as we share our lives and the Gospel through the ministry of Josiah Venture here in Czech, and throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

Aside from my family and circle of friends, I don't know how, why or when you found your way to my blog. But I'm thankful you did! My hope is that you'll find something here to encourage, challenge, motivate and strengthen you as you walk with, trust in or seek the Lord in your own life.

Thank you again for coming here today and every other day you might have visited me here at Living By Lysa! I look forward to sharing more of my life journey with you in the months and years ahead.


  1. My sweet sister, your amazing blog means so much to me... possibility to be in touch with you even in times you have been far away... possibility to share so many moments of your life.... was motivation for me to begin with my own blog...THANK YOU!.... I love " living by Lysa" .... Ingrid

  2. And I am glad for your blog too. How many things we would miss out on in life if it weren't for our blogs! Thanks for always setting the example of being consistent and purposeful in your blog. I'm with Ingrid...I love reading LBL! :)

  3. It's been an amazing journey from that first blog post up to post #1343. I have enjoyed every post along the way!