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Month: April 2017

April Book Haul

April Book Haul

All quoted blurbs are from Goodreads. This month I only ordered two books from the Book of the Month club. American War by Omar El Akkad (2017). I can’t  think of any better way to describes it than the Goodreads synopsis: “A second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.” Just frightening enough…

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Give Your Heart a Break

Give Your Heart a Break

One more time around the sun, one more time passing through National Infertility Awareness Week as an unintentionally childless woman. I guess you could say this is my third time. It’s an understatement to say that a lot has gotten in the way of my attempts to become a mom. In 2014, not long after we had starting trying to get pregnant, my battle with endometriosis took the forefront. Within a span of six months, I was hospitalized, diagnosed, and…

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Share Your World: April 24, 2017

Share Your World: April 24, 2017

This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this! Wanting something to quench your thirst, what would you drink? This is an interesting question, given the fact that I have POTS, which means I take in about 4-5 liters of fluid a day just to be able to stand up. Most of that is Gatorade, with a little bit being…

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A Good Thing

A Good Thing

That place still traumatizes me. Wait, back up. I should start at the beginning. Yesterday it was finally time for my 7-month MRI following my brain tumor removal last September (and my 7th lifetime MRI at that!) My mom came down a few days ago to spend some time with me while my husband was out of town, and to drive me to my appointments. I was already stressed out about the day because of the timing. My MRI was…

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Things We Lost in the Fire

Things We Lost in the Fire

“Things we lost to the flame Things we’ll never see again All that we’ve amassed Sits before us, shattered into ash…” Things We Lost in the Fire (Bastille)   As Esther Smith said in her excellent book, When Chronic Pain and Illness Take Everything Away, “Grief is the process by which we actively release all that we feel, question, and remember at the feet of God and the people He has placed in our lives.” At the end of the second…

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2016, In the Style of Personal Journals: March

2016, In the Style of Personal Journals: March

Way behind in publishing this, but I still want to continue this series. Last year was a rough year for me due to all the medical problems I had. I poured out my heart and soul into my personal journals, which were my lifeline keeping me somewhat grounded. To give you an idea of what it was really like to go through all that I did, the rest of this entry is only direct quotes from my journals. I plan…

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Migraine Prevention from Axon Optics

Migraine Prevention from Axon Optics

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I was not compensated monetarily, but received the glasses to review. The opinions are entirely my own. I had my first migraine when I was 13 years old. Thankfully, through my teens…

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Share Your World: April 10, 2017

Share Your World: April 10, 2017

This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this! Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story. Well, I suppose it wasn’t a “distance” event in terms of how that term is usually used. But in March 2015, I took part in the 2nd Annual Worldwide EndoMarch in Washington D.C., an event…

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Nocturnal Musings #21: A Conversation

Nocturnal Musings #21: A Conversation

A lot of people find it hard to believe that God still speaks to us today. But He does. Not in the way He used to in ancient times to the Prophets; if I heard a deep voice bellow my name out of thin air, I think I’d have a heart attack right then and there! But if you are listening and honestly seeking Him, you can hear Him if He has something to say. My former youth pastor, John,…

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March Book Haul (or My Obsession with WWII Novels)

March Book Haul (or My Obsession with WWII Novels)

Ever since I read Lilac Girls, I’ve been on a bit of a World War II kick. Although, to be sure, my favorite literary genre is historical fiction, and has been since the days when I discovered Ann Rinaldi in my teens (The Fifth of March, A Break with Charity, Time Enough for Drums, Wolf by the Ears, The Last Silk Dress, Mine Eyes Have Seen, Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons, The Second Bend in the River, and In…

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