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It's None of Your Business What Others Think of You!!

There's a saying that goes “It's none of your business what other people think of you.” I wish I was that smart to make this saying up, but I didn't. I do not know who did…… We're so focused on what other people might think of us - we lose focus on what is important. What truly is important is what does God think of us and what do we think of ourselves?

In February, I was touring a plantation in middle Tennessee with my sister. I have POH (Postural orthostatic hypo-tension)  where my blood pressure drops if I stand still for any length of time.  We were in a group of about 15 people. When the guide offered a chair, I was the first and only one to take her up on her offer of a folding chair. It is hard being the only one sitting, but I knew I would have to leave the tour early if I did not sit down. If I stand too long, I get nauseous and if I continue to stand, I will black out. So I swallow my pride and I ask for a chair and I sit while everyone...

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Our World, Our God

Our World

  Our God

Our world as we knew it is changing everyday.  How?  None of us know what the world will look like post Covid-19.  We have no idea what our future will look like, but as a Christian, I know Who holds my future.  In that I can take rest and have peace. 

One of the many things that I am thankful for, as this is where I feel my focus needs to be…..  Is how I am NOT in control.  I have enough food and toilet paper as of now, but those that hoarded these things….Are they now more secure because they have a garage or a camper full of these things?  Do they feel in control of the situation?  I am always for planning, just not into panicking.  As I write today 4/6/2020 we can’t find wheat flour.  My husband wants to make bread, and as I am Gluten Free, I only have about 3 lbs of wheat flour on hand.  We can’t find any in the stores and can’t even order it from the big...

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How to Survive Christmas With Chronic Illness

How to Survive Christmas

With Chronic Illness

If you have a chronic illness, chances are you have gone through one or many Christmases with your chronic illness and/or pain.  I love getting together with friends and family, but it is exhausting.  I fear this will trigger a flair-up or I won’t have the endurance to get through the event.  So, I am going to give you some things that I have learned over the years. 

I realize that if I Plan, Plan and then Plan again – I get a lot of traction.  I know I must start this early.  I love my freezer because it can put a lot of food on “hold”.  If I want to have an assortment of homemade cookies for Christmas, if I wait until Christmas Eve – I am defeated before I even start.  I know that I can’t stand on my feet in one place for more than 10 minutes before my blood pressure will start to drop and I will have other symptoms.  But I can make one batch and sit while...

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