Anita Lustrea

Authentic. That's the word heard over and over when women describe Anita. She is a popular speaker at women's conferences and retreats, and an amazing communicator as co-host of the award winning Midday Connection radio broadcast. Her deep desire is to communicate freedom to women and help them nurture and care for their soul.

Anita is the co-author of "Daily Seeds from Women Who Walk in Faith" and "Tending the Soul:90 Days of spiritual nourishment", both devotionals for women. Her first solo venture as an author released in November, 2010, "What Women Tell Me: finding freedom from the secrets we keep." And her first work of fiction, co-authored by Caryn Rivadeniera, came out in September, 2013 titled "Shades of Mercy". As a native Mainer, Anita is especially proud of this book as it focuses on the plight of Native Americans in the 1950's.

Anita and her husband, Mike Murphy, a pastor and urban ministry worker, are now empty nesters and live in the Chicago suburbs. When she's not traveling or speaking, you can find her reading and drinking hot tea, her drink of choice.

Blog Posts by Anita Lustrea

Flowing Tears

Sara Groves has a line in her song Going Home that says, “I’m confined by my senses.” That’s how I’m feeling these days. Tears don’t seem adequate, I don’t see the bigger picture, I can’t. I’m struggling to hear from…

Flowing Tears

Sara Groves has a line in her song Going Home that says, “I’m confined by my senses.” That’s how I’m feeling these days. Tears don’t seem adequate, I don’t see the bigger picture, I can’t. I’m struggling to hear from…

The Grace of Grief

Chicago has a beautiful roadway called Lake Shore Drive. It is nearly 65 miles in length with a significant portion carrying you through the central portion of the city along the lakefront. I’ve enjoyed that drive at two pivotal points in my…

The Grace of Grief

Chicago has a beautiful roadway called Lake Shore Drive. It is nearly 65 miles in length with a significant portion carrying you through the central portion of the city along the lakefront. I’ve enjoyed that drive at two pivotal points in my…

The Grace of Grief

Chicago has a beautiful roadway called Lake Shore Drive. It is nearly 65 miles in length with a significant portion carrying you through the central portion of the city along the lakefront. I’ve enjoyed that drive at two pivotal points in my…