A little about me ~

I was born in Amman, Jordan to a Muslim family. My family and I moved to Duluth, MN in 2000 and by God’s Grace in 2009 I found my Lord and Savior; Jesus Christ.

I am a wife to a wonderful man of God, Marc. We are total opposites but it works for us. Our life is far from perfect, but it is centered on The One Who Is.

In the fall of 2011, I became extremely ill with Lyme Disease and Co-infections. I had to drop out of school and quit my job. It turned our lives upside down, but it also brought us to our knees. I am still battling this awful illness and it is a struggle everyday, but I am incredibly blessed with an amazing husband, family and friends that have been very supportive throughout this season of trials. Most importantly, I know The Lord is right by my side and He will not leave me.

Purpose for this blog ~

I am neither a writer nor a Christian scholar. I just simply love The Lord with all my heart and I want to share this journey of growing in faith with you all.

 Why Rooted in Salt?

My family in Jordan came from a very ancient town called Salt. At one point it was the capital of Jordan, but after World War I the fortunes and status of the town declined quite a bit, and that is when the Hashemite’s (royal family of Jordan) decided to make Amman the new capital. A Little history there for ya.

My grandfather and his family lived in Salt most of their lives. It was only until he decided to get married and start a family that he moved to Amman.

They say the tombs of Job, Jethro, and the sons of Jacob are in Salt. It would be quite neat when I am in heaven someday to see if I was related to any of them! Ooo, If I were to guess, it would be Job. 😉

I enjoy ~

Reading. Laughing. Movies. Praying. Summer. Coffee. Caring for others. Tea. Healthy recipes. Traveling (even though I don’t do much of it these days). Board games. Pizza (I could eat an entire pizza … by myself). Pontoon rides. Music. Plus, much more!!!

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” Matthew 5:13

17 thoughts on “About

  1. Aisha, this is beautifully written! I know multiple people that also live with Lymes. I hope you post some of the things you have tried with trials and successes. I can’t wait to read more, this is such a fascinating topic. You are such a positive person, love reading your positive facebook posts too. And we always have Tom Hardy to daydream about. Hope all is well, sam

  2. Aisha:
    You are such a wonderful writer and have such an amazing story to tell. I can’t believe how positive you still are after all you have been through. I can’t wait to read more!!

  3. Aisha,

    What a wonderful life and story you have. It’s a little rocky right now, but keep your eyes on Him!!! Have you ever considered trying high doses of oxygen. The research I have seen says it is lethal to the lyme and provides energy to the cell so the antibiotics work better. I pray that God will heal you and use you to do great things!!

    • Hi Kent,
      Thank you so much for your kind words!! My eyes will always be on Him! 🙂
      I have heard of oxygen therapy, but never tried it! I want to look into it a little more now. I’ve heard many success stories with using oxygen therapy!
      Blessings to you!

  4. Hi Aisha,
    Love your story, your history, your life! Keep fighting as we are warriors and the battle may not have been won, but in time we will win the war. Thank you for sharing.

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