De-Lurking Day & GIVEAWAY!

It’s De-Lurking time…hat time of year when those of you who lurk around will finally reveal yourselves and let us all know you’re there. As a birthday gift to me, I ask that you comment below, letting me know you exist! One of those of you who comment will receive a free copy of my new book, Lionproof: Keeping Your Children from the Claws of the Devil!


Well, folks, it’s been a special time for me these past few days. Last week was my birthday!! But it wasn’t just anyΒ birthday, mind you – it was my 50th birthday!! (Did I really say that?? Online??)

I guess I must say that, though I easily breezed into my 40’s, I’m not really very fond of turning 50. I know it’s just a Β number, but it’s a BIG number! But I can tell you that I feel much healthier and better at 50 than I did at 40. For some of you that have read my fitness story, you know that after I had my youngest child, my body was in terrible shape, and I was a real couch potato. Finally, a few years after he was born, I decided to start getting myself back into some sort of shape so I’d be useful to my family and the Lord.

So I slowly began first to walk, and then to run. I tell folks now that I’m a endorphin junkie! I praise the Lord for the ability to run.

I’ve also added weight training, something which I do about 4 days a week. I can tell you that it sure has helped this old girl stay sane and injury-free, for which I’m very thankful.

The eve of my birthday, I did something I’ve never done before. I laid in my bed and very ceremoniously “turned the page” in my mind from my 40’s to my 50’s. I’m entering a new chapter in my life, and I wanted to thank the Lord for His goodness to me in my 40’s, and dedicate my next decade to the Lord. It was a special time, with just me and God.

I’m also entering my 8th year of blogging! I think it has helped me grow as a person, and enabled me to express some things that otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to do. Hopefully somewhere along the line it has been a blessing to you, as well.

This year, for my birthday, I’m asking everyone who reads this blog, even occasionally, to comment and let me know a few things. Tell me who you are, how old you are (approximate) and a topic that you really enjoy reading about. If you want, I would love to know what country you live in, as well.

And this year, I’m going to do something I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do: I’m going to do a GIVEAWAY for my birthday!! One of the commenters will receive a free copy of my newest book, Lionproof: Keeping Your Children from the Claws of the Devil!!

I’m so looking forward to reading your comments, and getting to know who you are!

Linking up with: Monday: Moms the Word, and A Mama’s Story Tuesday: Titus Two Tuesdays, The TimeWarp Wife, Messy Marriage Wednesday: To Love Honor and Vacuum


  1. Johanna says:

    Here I am! lol Don’t put me into the giveaway ’cause I can read your book anytime I want, but just wanted to let you know Happy Birthday mom, and I love you! πŸ™‚

  2. Sharon says:

    It’s me! πŸ™‚ HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mom, you’re the best! πŸ˜€ Love you so much! πŸ™‚ (and I have already read your book — fyi for all you other people, it’s awesome)

  3. Kerry says:

    Hi Lisa! This is Kerry Leise and I’m 36 and I live in America. I love reading anything you write, but honestly, I don’t read blogs much anymore at all at this season in my life. Staying super busy with buying, fixing, and flipping houses with Big Toe Properties, our business. Josh and I are excited about working together soon! Not only will this give us more time with each other, but it will also provide the time for us to be more involved in the ministry.

    Thank you for your friendship and for staying faithful!

    God bless you,


  4. Monica Deike says:

    Hi Lisa, I have had the privalege of listening to your family whenever you visited my church, Faith Baptist of Saginaw, Mi. I enjoy reading different parts of your blog when I get the chance. Because I am an imperfect Christian, everything you have written and continue to write is great. The parts that I really need pertain to husbands (my role as a wife) and children. I look forward to the day when I can read your book, Lionproof. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and talents with us. Happy Birthday and God Bless.


  5. Rachel says:

    Hi, my name is Rachel Foss. I currently live in Serbia where my husband and I (and children) serve as missionaries! I am 30 years old. Though not an avid reader, I do like to read books on the family. I have been reading your blog for a few months now and have enjoyed it. Thank you!

  6. susie linden says:

    Hi Mrs Raab.( Happpppy birthday dear sweet lady – the big 5 Oh!) Wonderful news about your weight loss,and toning up as well! Very proud of you!! It takes determination, and i admire you for that! πŸ™‚ I am 40. Your lovely daughter Kathy is my mentor,pastors wife,and great friend. I go to her for everything in life that I have questions about. First off thank you for raising her right,and the wisdom she has-!!! I love her! I enjoy your blogs, and you and Kathy have a lot of the same styles. I would love love to win your book!! πŸ™‚ Thank you for your hard work in all that you do in blogs to teach us what God has to offer us, loves us no matter what.

  7. Vicki Crawford says:

    Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Lisa. Love reading your blogs and loved your book Lionproof.Everytime I talk to you I am amazed at your activity level, your writing skill and how peaceful you are. having you as a neighbor is a blessing. Oh–I passed the 50 milestone almost 14 years ago –:( keep on shining the light of Jesus!

  8. Lisa says:

    I’m not a complete lurker, I’ve introduced myself before. I don’t read blogs as much as I’d like to (just in a busy season), but I can count on straight-shooting wisdom here. I am 39 and live in CT. I also love to hear about your journey to health as I quietly cheer for you from the sidelines. Health and fitness has always been a part of my life. It used to be just for fun and now is for fun and to stay sane and keep up with my family., as you say. Long live endorphins! πŸ™‚

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