Lysa Terkeurst is a writer and speaker who lives in a white brick house in North Carolina. She is an extrovert who loves people but also values solitude for reflection, prayer, and processing life's experiences. She has experienced personal difficulties including marital heartbreak and a cancer diagnosis but has also seen God's faithfulness in her life. She is a mother of five grown children who live near her and is also a grandmother to three grandchildren, who she loves and treasures. She views mothering and grandmothering as ongoing experiences that are both challenging and sweet.