I’m Heather. I’m an author, speaker, and Bible teacher.

I’m also a survivor of Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a genetic connective tissue disorder that makes blood vessels, arteries, and organs prone to spontaneous rupture. I help women find the courage to live by faith, especially when they don’t like their story. I think it takes great courage to face this broken world. I know this because I face it every day with a terminal, incurable disorder.

So my goal is to help you trust in God, face your greatest fears, and choose life, especially when life presents its most difficult circumstances. To do that, I speak and teach at women’s events, write and teach Bible studies, post encouraging things here on the blog and to my VIP email peeps, and serve as a regular contributor for Journey magazine.

To me, living with courage looks like putting two feet on the floor in the morning when you don’t like your story. You too? Let’s do it together by clinging to God’s grace.


Topics covered at The Rescued Letters Include:

Christian Living

Inspiration to know Jesus, love Jesus, live like Jesus, and give Jesus to those around you.

Bible Study

Reading plans, study aids, and encouragement to keep you in God's Word.

Managing Anxiety

Practical tips and tangible knowledge for battling anxiety with Biblical truth.

Chronic Illness

Encouragement for coping with disabilities, illness, pain, and challenging medical issues.

Courageous Living 

Tools to help you take that leap of faith and boldly follow where God is leading you.

Bucket-List Living

Motivation to realign your priorities and make the most out of each day you are given.

Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Information and resources for those in the Ehlers-Danlos Community.

A Wee Bit of Disney Fun

Because I'm a fan of pursuing things that make your soul sing.

I want to give you pep talks for living your life with courage and faith.

Let's get to know each other.


What is vEDS anyway and how many major medical events I've had because of it


This one's on me. Do not read while eating. You have been warned.

"I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the Determined Study. It has been the most eye opening study for me. It has also been my favorite. I already see God moving through it in my life in more ways than one."

- Cherry S.

"I just would like thank you for for the amazing talk you gave. I personally struggle with anxiety daily and your talk was something that I found so helpful. I also feel that your talk helped others who don't suffer from anxiety understand what many of us experience daily."

- Mary V.

"I just wanted to let you know that I so appreciate this gift you give others through your own experiences in Christ. I get so much peace (and that is a tall order) when I read your stuff because I know you lived it. It has roots, and that makes it life giving."

- Christine B.

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The Determined Study

Imagine waking up every single day convinced that the twenty-four hours ahead of you are a precious gift to be used wisely. Now imagine that you know exactly how to spend them to be a force for God’s good. Learn how to live like Jesus in this six-week study of Luke.  

The Renewed Study

At one time or another, we all deal with disappointments and feelings that life is unfair or that we are being punished. Find hope for your story and glean wisdom from Naomi’s perspective, a woman who lived a story she didn’t choose or like, in this four-week study of Ruth.


Heather M. Dixon is an author, speaker, and Bible teacher who understands living with a story that is not easy. Diagnosed with an incurable and terminal genetic disorder that she inherited from her mother, she is passionate about encouraging and equipping women to trust in God, face their greatest fears, and live with hope, especially in the midst of difficult circumstances. When she is not blogging at The Rescued Letters or speaking at women’s conferences and events, Heather loves to make the most of everyday moments such as cooking for her husband and son, checking out way too many library books, or unashamedly indulging in her love for all things Disney. Heather is a regular contributor to Journey magazine and the author of three Bible studies including Determined: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment and Renewed: Finding Hope When You Don't Like Your Story.

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