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Month: August 2018

August Wrap Up – A Month to Celebrate

August Wrap Up – A Month to Celebrate

August went by so fast! The weather will soon start to cool and football season is getting ready to start. Fall is definitely my favorite time of the year. It is that sweet spot between summer and Christmas with all of the homey smells and comfort food that makes me happiest. But before I can move toward fall, I have a few things to celebrate! August by the Numbers August was my best month yet for my blog! I stopped…

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Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy

Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy

Cooler weather will be here soon, football season is finally here and it won’t be long and we will all be trying to get our Christmas shopping done. This slow cooker meal is perfect to have cooking while you are out enjoying all that the fall season has to offer. These beef tips will be melt-in-your-mouth delicious and the gravy is rich and savory. This dish will be great served over rice or mashed potatoes. HANDY TIP: Want to cook…

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The Healing is in the Journey

The Healing is in the Journey

But Why Isn’t God Just Healing Me? Many people have been praying for my healing for several years. It is easy to find doubt in those seemingly unanswered prayers. The Bible does state in Matthew 7:7 to, “ask and it shall be given unto you…” so it is difficult to understand why the many prayers appear to go unanswered. What is healing anyway? According to the dictionary, Healing is defined as,”the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again.”….

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Completing a Blog Series – Link Up Party with A Chronic Voice

Completing a Blog Series – Link Up Party with A Chronic Voice

I have been reading posts from the monthly Link Up Parties at A Chronic Voice for a few months. After finishing a blog series, I was having trouble thinking of a good topic.  Since this link has a writing prompt, I have decided to give it a try. This month the writing prompts are: Figuring Completing Boring Cuddling Chatting i am supposed to pick at least 3 of these topics to write about to be eligible for the link up….

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When a Win Feels Like a Defeat

When a Win Feels Like a Defeat

Last Friday night, my step-grandson was playing in the first varsity football 🏈 game of the season. I really wanted to go because I had missed the entire season last year. I wanted to see him help his team get the win! Right from the start, I knew this was going to be an up hill battle because of the heat and humidity. My husband and I talked through every possible scenario and planned for each of them. We planned for…

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How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 4

How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 4

This is the last part of a four part series about my mental health story. You can get to the previous posts by clicking the links below. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 I lost 16 of what should have been my most productive years to mental illness. I really can’t tell you how many psychiatric hospitalizations that I had during this time because I lost count. My mind was so mired in the events of the past that there…

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How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 3

How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 3

When I woke up in ICU the next day, I knew this had been very different from before. This time there could be possible damage to my liver and kidneys but what we really different was me. I was scared this time. I knew that if something did not change that one day it would go from a passing thought to a permanent solution.  Something had to change and it had to change now. My mind could no longer be in charge.

Brownie Surprise Cake

Brownie Surprise Cake

I let my followers on Twitter decide what type of recipe to post and a Dessert won!  I knew right away that this Brownie Surprise Cake would be my choice. When I bake cakes, I love to doctor up a cake mix because the possibilities are endless. It is so easy to do and it changes the texture and taste of an ordinary cake mix. No one will ever have a clue that this delectable cake started with a box…

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How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 2

How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 2

<<Part 1 I woke up in a hospital, not the kind with private rooms and nice nurses that bring you medication. This one had a person watching every move I made. I was allowed a pillow but no blanket, shoes but no shoelaces and bathroom privileges but no privacy. My mind had officially created a battlefield in my life. Over the next few years this string of events would happen so many times that I don’t know the number of…

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How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 1

How my Mind Became my Enemy – Part 1

To say that my twenties were turbulent would be putting it mildly but to put it bluntly, I was an emotional mess. My life was out of control and the prospects of it getting better seemed slim to none. There were several things that happened in my mind that created the chaos and ultimately, my mind became my enemy. I had always been that person who looked at the floor when she walked in front of a group. I don’t…

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