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January 20, 2021

From the Fire of Loss to the Beauty of Intimacy with God

Vaneetha grew up paralyzed by polio,  bullied by her peers, and angry. In adulthood, the losses continued. Although this wasn't the abundant life Vaneetha thought God had promised her, she discovered everything she experienced was designed to draw her closer to Christ and learned “that intimacy with God in suffering can be breathtakingly beautiful.” Vaneetha Risner is a writer and speaker who is passionate about helping people find hope in the midst of suffering. Part of her story is losing her infant son, which was the inspiration for the hit song "Held," recorded by Natalie Grant. She is also the author of The Scars That Have Shaped Me: How God Meets Us in Suffering. Before she started writing, Vaneetha had a career in business and received her BS from University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce and her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. Vaneetha is married to Joel and has two grown daughters, Katie and Kristi.

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