Longtime central Pennsylvania resident Peggy Holt has been a Spanish and English teacher for
13 years, most recently in Lebanon. Now, she can add another title to her resume: author.
Holt, 42, recently released “Healing for the Heart,” a Bible-based book that offers daily readings and encouragement for those suffering from chronic illnesses.
“In a severe or long-term illness, sometimes the physical symptoms are easiest to deal with,” Holt writes in an email. “Greater challenges can come internally — from the mental and emotional strain resulting from the illness. ”
Holt underwent four years of treatment for chronic Lyme disease, giving her first-hand experience with what she describes as the “effect of illness on the human spirit.” “I realized how difficult and discouraging a prolonged illness can be,” she writes. “I also learned how difficult it can sometimes be to find the help one seeks.”