24: Lizzie Effinger


“I can’t curse God or fall on the floor - what’s that going to do? This is life, and I have to accept it.”  - Lizzie Effinger

“I always had my hair and was able to style it a little bit.”  - Adam Setser

“I can appreciate when somebody takes the time to be thankful for the little things like having hair.”  - Lizzie Effinger

“Another word for unmet expectations is ‘entitlement.’”  - Thane Ringler

“We need others to balance our own perspective, because our internal perspective is not balanced.”  - Thane Ringler

“I think that our perception of the world is what drives depression.”  - Adam Setser

Show Notes:

Des's House Photobooth (see below)
Courtney Roberts' Interview
Chemo Chronicles (Lizzie's Blog)
Lizzie's Instagram
Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) - Natasha Campbell
The Problem of Pain - C.S. Lewis

Time Markers:

6:00 - Who is Lizzie Effinger
10:00 - Last 7 years of Lizzie’s Journey with Cancer
36:40 - What a typical day looks like for Lizzie (currently)
41:00 - How to encourage those who are suffering
55:00 - Depression and the Battle Within
1:05:00 - Questioning God and Entitlement
1:09:00 - Importance of Discipleship / Accountability
1:19:10 - Perspectives on Depression
1:27:45 - What We Know vs. What We Feel
1:29:00 - Lizzie’s Definition of Joy
1:40:40 - How Suffering Changed How Lizzie sees God
1:47:40 - What Makes a Good Writer
1:51:45 - What most Non-Sick People Take for Granted the Most
1:57:30 - Where Lizzie finds Inspiration
2:00:20 - Lizzie’s favorite “guilty pleasure”
2:01:30 - Lizzie’s Daily Reminder to our Generation