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Month: October 2018

Why God’s Grace is Sufficient

Why God’s Grace is Sufficient

Having a Chronic Illness does not make for an easy life. In fact, it is very easy to get discouraged or to feel that God has abandoned you. In last Sunday’s post, 20 Bible Verses to Provide Encouragement, I listed some of my favorite encouraging verses. Today I want to talk about one of God’s Promises to us, that His grace is sufficient. 2 Corinthians 12:9 says: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made…

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10 Unique Things About Me

10 Unique Things About Me

When Elizabeth at The Uncustomary Housewife tagged me in the 10 Unique Things About Me Challenge, I was not sure what I would write. I think myself a pretty boring and just “plain ol’ me” sort of person. But I decided to take the challenge anyway because I am sure there are at least 10 unique things about me…there has to be, right? First off, what does unique mean? The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines uniques as, 1)being the only one;…

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10 Steps to Avoid Getting the Flu

10 Steps to Avoid Getting the Flu

This week marked the beginning of Flu season and unfortunately, there have already been some deaths including one child from Florida. (Read some Stories, HERE and HERE) Since this is the first week, it is startling to see such early cases come in at such a high rate. In fact, according to the CDC, last year’s season, “was at or above the epidemic threshold for 16 consecutive weeks.”. Some sources even go so far to state that there were 80,000 deaths…

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Slow Cooker Timeless Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Timeless Taco Soup

I am not sure where Taco Soup recipes originated. I remember seeing them in my mom’s cookbooks when I was a kid. I guess it has been around for so long because it is easy and delicious! That is why I call mine Timeless Taco Soup. I have (as I am sure many have) put my own touches into my Timeless Taco Soup Recipe. I have added an envelope of Ranch Dressing that adds some zing to the flavor without…

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Power in the Story: Kate from Kate Days a Week

Power in the Story: Kate from Kate Days a Week

I started the series called, Power in the Story because of people like today’s guest. She is an incredible blogger but she is also an amazing person inside and out. She is one of my closest friends in the Blog Community and we communicate almost daily! Today, I want to introduce Kate from Kate Days a Week. On her blog she does reviews of different make up products and does how to posts. But Kate has a story hidden behind…

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10 Ways to Pace Yourself During the Holidays

10 Ways to Pace Yourself During the Holidays

It will soon be Halloween and around here, some radio stations begin playing Christmas music the day after. So, in my mind, the holiday season starts the day after Halloween. That is usually when the Black Friday ads start being leaked and when I start planning out what everyone is getting for Christmas. The problem with all of this is the expectation of making the holidays perfect. This unrealistic expectation can leave you running in circles and accomplishing little. That…

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10 Thoughtful Gifts for Someone with Chronic Illness

10 Thoughtful Gifts for Someone with Chronic Illness

Chances are, there is someone on your list that has a Chronic Illness. You probably would like to give them something that will offer some them some comfort or that will be useful.  Here are some thoughtful gifts for someone with chronic illness that any “spoonie” will love. These gifts will also be great for that person on your list that likes to be pampered as well! 10 Thoughtful Gifts for Someone with Chronic Illness:  1. Trigger Point Therapy Self…

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20 Bible Verses to Provide Encouragement

20 Bible Verses to Provide Encouragement

It can be difficult to find encouragement in today’s world. The news seems to be all bad, everyone is in a hurry and no one takes time to encourage anyone. It sometimes feels like we are trapped in a world of negativity and there is no escape. On days when I am struggling with severe Hemiplegic Migraine episodes or if I am feeling down, I find that reading the Bible is a great source of encouragement. The Bible is full…

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This or That Challenge

This or That Challenge

I was tagged by Elizabeth to complete the This or That Challenge. Twenty-two questions, and for each question I must make a decision; This or That. Before I begin, let me introduce you to Elizabeth’s blog. The Uncustomary Housewife is full of recipes, life lessons and her stories of being an uncustomary housewife. She shares her journey through mental illness and I find her blog to be fun and inspiring. We have become quick friends in the blogging community and…

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Migraine Explained: What is an Aura?

Migraine Explained: What is an Aura?

An Aura is a part of the Prodrome Phase (pre-migraine) of a Migraine. These are symptoms that include the most common visual aura can also include sensory and language disturbances. I want to look deeper into what these symptoms are and what they might also be warning you of. What is a Visual Aura? According to Mayo.com, a visual aura is: an electrical or chemical wave that moves across the visual cortex of your brain. The best known visual aura…

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