Lisa Wilt is an inspirational speaker and author of multiple books including: Glimmers of Glory and Windows of Wonder, which was awarded the gold medal by Illumination Book Awards. These awards honor the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. Past winners include Pope Francis, Desmond Tutu, Lysa Terkeurst and Anne Graham Lotz.
Lisa’s one-minute W.O.W. Words airs daily on the radio to lighten the load for those on the go. Her podcasts and blogs can be found on Life885.com.
By profession, Lisa is a St. Louis College of Pharmacy award-winning pharmacist who has worked since 1988 in community pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.
By grace, Lisa and her husband–a physician–have two children who have followed in their footpath: Alyssa is a pharmacist dispensing both medicine and encouragement while Garrett is an honored medical student.
As her family will tell you, Lisa’s weakness are thrift store bargains and anything chocolate.
She has a love for learning creatively having written multiple Women’s Bible Studies and having led numerous Women’s Retreats. Creating Sunday School Curriculum, Lisa has taught for over three decades. She continues to lead Christ’s Hospitality Ministry at her local church.
Lisa’s Journey Forward: Nearly twenty years ago, I had a W.O.W. moment as I stood at my kitchen sink witnessing a doe and her two bouncing baby fawns. Since then, I’ve washed a lot of dishes and a lot of windows.
Funny thing about dishes, windows and life, none stay spotless for long. By nature, I’m a Type A perfectionist. By grace, I’m a child of God who is still learning to savor perfect W.O.W. moments in my imperfect life.
I still hunger for wonder!
But when I crave for more than the mundane, I know where to look. I look to my Creator, Who never ceases to W.O.W. me. Through the years, He has directed my path and those of my children.
Alyssa is now married to a Marine named Robert. She loves the Lord and has completed her doctorate. Who knew she would follow in my footsteps to become a pharmacist. Likewise, Garrett is bringing God glory as he works toward becoming a physician like his dad.
Dave still ministers to his patients working thirteen hour days as an internist. I look back on those early years with young children and am grateful for both fabric softener and how God softened my husband’s spirit. Like lint in the dryer, trials are ever-present, but God is faithful.
For over thirty years I have worked full-time and have often felt like my schedule resembles the spin cycle. During those decades, there have been more advances in medicine than lost socks in my dryer. For all this, I am grateful.
When I was young, God called me to teach Senior High Sunday School. Twenty years later when I hit middle age, God moved me from teaching youth to teaching women. There I continue to find comfort and learn from fellow sojourners.
My heart is forever stained with grape juice from my kid’s sippy cups and gratefulness for my Savior’s communion cup. His grace covers all imperfections. I look forward to the day that together we stand before our Savior clothed in Tide’s® brightest white and hear Him say as He did in Mathew 25:23:
“Well done thou good and faithful servants.”