1. "I was held captive by fear for years." with author Karis Meier S3 EPS 48 Kim Lengling 31:11

Karis holds a BA in Christian Education and an MA in Counseling. She is a wife, mother, author, counselor, and speaker.

She has struggled with Chronic Illness for years and is passionate about sharing how God leads her through this journey. Her heart is to walk alongside others in their suffering and seek God’s comfort and hope in the process.

When Karis is not writing, you can find her enjoying the sun, taking walks, playing with her kids, watching soccer, and reading.

Karis grew up as a missionary kid in a loving family. She always believed in Jesus, but it wasn’t until after her freshman year in college that she came to find the life-giving empowerment of the Holy Spirit and the joy of her relationship with God.

Shortly after getting married, she grew quite ill, and it was
discovered sometime later she had contracted
parasites while overseas several months prior.

After lengthy treatment, she expected to recover but didn’t. She had always feared disease and death, and now was facing those enemies head-on.
This began a cascade of health problems and conditions that
she still deals with to this day.

About five years ago, Karis felt God calling her to start writing to encourage others who were suffering. God has blessed her with the opportunity to share through writing a blog and recently publishing a book called Suffering Redeemed: Finding Strength to Endure, purpose in Pain, and Hope for Tomorrow.

Karis shares, “Many days, it feels impossible to keep going, but I do. There is an unyielding hope that spurs me on. I know it is not of me. I am learning to live by faith and not in fear.”

“The blessing of hope unseen is a miracle only accomplished
by God. I want to encourage others to keep going when life feels too hard.”

Facebook author page:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086940122365

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorkarismeier/

Website & Blog: https://karismeier.com

Amazon link to Suffering Redeemed: https://amzn.to/3FCAJ9k

Learn more about Kim Lengling, your host at:

www.kimlenglingauthor.com

Kim’s Newest Release – Paw Prints on the Couch available on Amazon

Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/letfearbouncepodcast/message

Kim Lengling Author, Podcast Host

Sharing faith, nature, and love of animals, and as a veteran living with PTSD, Kim is passionate about spreading and sharing nuggets of Hope through all of her endeavors.

Kim uses her experience of 25+ years in the corporate world as a part of the foundation for building her dream; of writing, podcasting, hosting a radio show and sharing her story and others. Building platforms that help others to share their story and to spread Hope. The About Face Radio show, Let Fear Bounce, Tossing Nuggets of Hope, is the newest to her platforms.

She hosts the podcast Let Fear Bounce and a radio show with the same name. In addition, she hosts the TV Show, The Write Stuff, The Author's Voice with the Believe In Your Dreams TV Network. She is also a co-host of a weekly radio show, Voices4Vets, in her local area.

You can regularly find Kim walking with her rescue dog, Dexter, reading, drinking coffee, and jotting down story ideas about her Realm. In addition to writing and being the Queen of her Realm, she is a 25+ year advocate for veterans providing support through monthly care packages for over 22 years.