Hi there! Welcome to The Rescued Letters!
I’m Heather. I’m an author, speaker, and Bible teacher. I’m also a survivor of Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a genetic connective tissue disorder that makes blood vessels, arteries, and organs prone to spontaneous rupture. I help women find the courage to live by faith, even when (especially when) they don’t like their story.
My goal at The Rescued Letters is to equip women for courageous living by helping them trust in God, face their greatest fears, and choose life, especially when life presents its most difficult circumstances. To do that, I speak and teach at women’s events, post encouraging things here on the blog and to my VIP email peeps, serve as a regular contributor for Journey magazine, offer free resources, and write and teach Bible studies.
Why Courageous Living?
I think it takes great courage to face this broken world. I know this because I face it every day with a terminal, incurable disorder. To me, living with courage looks like putting two feet on the floor in the morning when you don’t like your story. You too? Let’s do it together by clinging to God’s grace.
What You’ll Find Here
Topics covered at The Rescued Letters include:
- managing anxiety
- coping with chronic illness
- courageous living
- Christian living
- bucket-list living
- studying God’s Word
- information about Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- a wee bit of Disney fun because well…it’s my happy place and I’m a big fan of things that make your soul sing
- basically, anything I think might give you a pep talk to go out there and do your life
Where to Start
If you want to get to know me a bit better: start here.
If you’d like information on my available Bible studies – Ready: Finding the Courage to Face the Unknown, a six-week study of Joshua 1-5 and Determined: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment, a six-week study of Luke: you can get that here.
If you are here to learn about Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: It’s been a while since I studied genetic stuff in high school, but I try to explain the disorder I have here.
If you just need a giant belly laugh: read this post about that one time I let someone eat my loogie. Not even joking.
If you want to stay connected with me: sign up for my email newsletter here. As an email peep, you’ll get my 14-day devotional on courageous living and you’ll be the first to see new content and updates from me. Often, I’ll send you stuff that no one else gets to see. After our 14-day courage challenge is over, I’ll show up in your inbox around twice a month.
If you want to book me to speak at your women’s event: review my sample speaking topics and request my full speaker packet here.
If you want to find me in other corners of the online world:
- Facebook: encouraging posts and a few giggles here and there
- My private Facebook group: reading plans and study aids to keep you in God’s Word. Reading the Bible doesn’t need to be complicated, but it will make you ready for whatever you are facing.
- Instagram: only the pretty things and a few devotions too
- Twitter: my favorite Bible verses and some of my unfiltered inner dialogue, which has a wee bit of sass so you have been warned.
- Pinterest: curated resources for you on Christian living, Bible studies, prayer, and pep talks. Aaaaand a few recipes and Disney World tips too. And home decor things I love but won’t ever get around to. Also, if you’re a blogger, this is where I stash my blogging resource library.
Top Posts and Series at The Rescued Letters
One of the most important things having an incurable disorder has taught me: The one thing I want you to know about Jesus
If you struggle with anxiety: 31 Days to Battling Anxiety with Biblical Truth
My favorite Bible studies: 4 Bible Studies to Help You Battle Anxiety
Ten of my favorite verses: 10 Verses to Pray When It Feels Like Your World is Falling Apart
What you should know about why I teach the Bible: Rescued Letters: Rediscovering the Bible as a Love Story Written for You
An ongoing walk through my journey to a diagnosis of Vascular Ehlers-Danlos: Heather’s Story
I’m so glad you’re here!
Take a look around and make yourself at home. But I’d love to hear from YOU! What does courageous living look like for you? Let me know here.
Also, I’d love to send you my 14-day devotional on courage. Sign up: