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Pack Light

One of the biggest lessons I learned this past year was to pack light and not hold on to things that have no real value. I was forced into this lesson when preparing for a huge transition in my life as I journeyed across the country to my birthplace. The memory of how I landed in California is still fresh in my mind both figuratively and literally.

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Type One Diabetes: The Invisible Illness

I can still remember the day…not like it was yesterday, but as if it was a faint memory of what I wished was a borrowed past. A little over two years ago, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that unexpectedly changed my life. Latent Autoimmune Deficiency in Adults, better known as Diabetes Type 1 or Type 1.5 in my case. After ignoring several symptoms and battling within myself to figure out what was going on with me, I finally decided to seek help and began to learn how to navigate my new life with a chronic illness.

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God Is Not Mad At You

“The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works”

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Reflection

Over time I’ve learned that constant reflection is necessary to keep me grounded.  This morning, I reflected on how far God has brought me and my family. As I think

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Remember The Old Days

know that in most families it’s tradition to wear frilly dresses and take Easter pictures with your siblings. Oh, and don’t forget about those awful socks with the ribbon and fluff on top. Do y’all remember the hot combs on the stove the night before service while the entire kitchen smelled like burned hair and Blue Magic?

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