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Have YOU been considered?

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The enemy (and we should all know who that is) has attempted to alter my 20/20 in 2019. I have a lot on my plate currently and the unpredictable nature of a chronic illness makes it no better. When I say "my 20/20", I am referring to my spiritual vision or clarity. I have experienced things that I would not have imagined in this year. Things have occurred and people have changed and I am just sitting back like, "Wow!".

Given the circumstances, it would be perfectly normal for me to give up and be through with everything and everyone but I just refuse to take that approach. Instead of feeling attacked, I actually consider myself fortunate or blessed. God thinks that highly of me. The circumstances would cause someone else to fallback on their dreams and the promises that were divinely given. At first, I did consider it. I am not going to act like every day I have been screaming praises to the heaven for the various situations. I just see how my spiritual vision was t…

Your Best Is Enough

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I say this to myself more often now than before. Do you put too much pressure on yourself to succeed? I have done that countless times. It's not about you being the Superman or the Superwoman in every situation. That just cripples you. No one can be everything at all times, all the time. You know?
I've learned, well, I'm learning, to compartmentalize every area of my life. Put things in order and deal with them in sections. It's crucial to maintain peace and this is one way to do so. It might mean that everybody won't receive a "Yes!" or "Ok." It's ok to say "No" or "Not right now.". 
You aren't doing an Injustice to anyone but yourself when you don't work within limits. Having a chronic illness with continual pain and limitations has forced me into a place of structure. I can't do alot that I've done in the past but I can do my best. Practically, that's good enough. Stay strong!

2019 UPDATE

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Hey everyone, I pray that you are having a blessed New Year. 🤗 I wanted to give you guys a update. If you are dx with MS you know how difficult multi tasking can be. Up to 2018, I have operated two FB pages, a support group, my philanthropic goals, other social networks, my website, my blog and I have been in school as well. We won't discuss my pause in literary contributions with books😱


I have attempted to do all these things as carefully and as slowly as I can, so that my body can keep up. My health is not where it needs to be and I have pushed myself way beyond the limit. To keep up the pace in a general way, I'm combining these things in '19. Updates are upcoming soon. I'll let you know when the migrations are complete. I appreciate your patience with me and I thank you for being a vital part of it all.😘🤗 Blessings to you and yours!!

Happy Holidays 2018 - Keep Smiling Regardless

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Thanks for all the emails and instant messages that have been sent over the past months. You all are special to my heart. I chuckled at a few asking, "Yada, can you just tell me if you are alive?" Yes, I am alive. I have been somewhat active on social media but I am not as well as I would like to be due to multiple sclerosis. I am still blessed with life and recovering from a few side-attacks but all is well. I thought you all should know.

More importantly, this year is almost over. Can you believe it? 2018 may have came and gone but it definitely left its impact on us all. There were things I wish I could have changed. I cried more than I laughed and reluctantly frowned more than I smile. I don't know if you experienced similar trials in 2018 but I made myself a personal resolution, "Smile no matter what." The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has a slogan, "KeepSmyelin". This word play focuses on what many of us have lost - myelin. In…

Relapsing Remitting Damaging Scars

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I am a proponent for a healthy central nervous system, both physically and spiritually. I say this with good reasoning. In 2006 I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis and it taught me a lot about who I am. It was not issued as a punishment but as a portrait that would remind me of how fortunate I was spiritually.

According to the doctors I have become acquainted with this disease that came in a way that was not expectant. What caused it? There are medical assumptions but nothing seemingly concrete. The only thing that is apparent is the fact that my immune system is attacking itself. My myelin, which is meant to protect my nerve fibers, is treating my normal cells as foreign invaders. These attacks have caused damage by scaring the covering.
Ok, so what medicine can I take to heal the situation? According to current physiology there is no known cure. So what do I have to do? Slow the progression with drugs. It can be something that can break the spirit but I refuse …

Forgiveness

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Are you unable to forgive someone? Don't give someone that much power over your life. I know some people may think, "They hurt me so why should I even consider forgiving them?" That answer is blatantly clear, God forgave you. Even though you may consider your offenses less drastic, you are still forgiven. We didn't deserve to be forgiven and you may feel that your offender doesn't deserve it either. What kind of world would we live in if everyone felt like that?

No matter how complicated it is forgiveness is necessary. I blocked many blessings because I refused to forgive people. Now I let things go easily because there is a lot that I don't get right. Yeah, that's the reason why I choose to forgive. I choose to forgive because God chose to forgive me. I have nothing to lose by letting the pain go in certain situations.

Consider how much you have to gain when you choose to forgive. You sleep better, you live longer, you are actually healthier as well. Ma…

Live in Abundance

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Hey, let's have a conversation about the life we can have. In John 10:10 it says "the cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

So, this thief, who we know is the adversary known as Satan,  "cometh" which is a continual thing. It doesn't just come once but it is on a perpetual mission to keep coming. There are three objectives of the mission - to steal, to kill and to destroy. First, it comes to take something away or forcefully take possession of something that belongs to you. What it doesn't steal it can kill. We all know what happens in a killing of any sort - life is taken away. If it doesn't steal or kill then its aim is to destroy. 

You may be thinking, "Wait, isn't killing and destroying the same thing?" Like stated earlier, when something is killed it is deprived of life. What was once animated is dead. Likewise, when something is …