Meet Connie Lounsbury
Connie Lounsbury is an inspirational speaker and author who wrote her memoir, Thrift Store Shoes, released in January 2012. She also wrote Reaching Past The Wire, A Nurse at Abu Ghraib in collaboration with Deanna Germain, the Army Reserve nurse whose story Connie tells in this 2007 book published by Borealis Books. The book was nominated for the Minnesota Book Award.
She also has 22 short stories published in 14 different periodicals in the United States and Japan. She has received several prestigious writing awards, including the 1998 Guideposts Writer’s Contest and First Place Award in the inspirational category of the 2001 Writer’s Digest Writing Competition.
It is the poignant tale of a mother's love in the midst of unfathomable circumstances—historical fiction based on a true story set in Minnesota in the 1920s. Read more ...
Eyes of Hope
Caring for Orphans and Widows in Africa
FRED H. SCAIFE
WITH CONNIE LOUNSBURY
How can two senior citizens from Minnesota and two young adults from Africa care for the needs of hundreds of orphaned children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo when they have no experience or resources? Trusting in a leap of faith, they answered the call from God with compassion, commitment, love and hope as they reached out to “the least of these.” Read more ...
Thrift Store Shoes
Author Connie Lounsbury admits that, at times, she has been slow to listen to how God wants her to live. Now immersed in the third act of her life, she shares her blessings, mistakes, and the secret she carried during her childhood as she learned to hear God’s voice—even in the most difficult times.
Lounsbury begins her story in 1950 on a frigid morning in rural Minnesota when, at just nine years old, she was terrified to hear her father shout, “The house is on fire!” Read more ...
Reaching Past the Wire:
A Nurse at Abu Ghraib
DEANNA GERMAIN, LIEUTENANT COLONEL, USAR (RET.)
WITH CONNIE LOUNSBURY
On a frigid afternoon in February 2003, Deanna Germain, a nurse practitioner and new grandmother living in Blaine, Minnesota, received the registered letter she had hoped would never arrive. In six days she was to report for active duty as war loomed in Iraq. The purpose of mobilization: “For Enduring Freedom.”