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Christmas Crazy & A Prayer Request

Merry Christmas and happy 2016, friends! I hope that your holiday season was just as blessed, but perhaps not quite as crazy, as mine has been. But regardless of the crazy factor, everybody knows that Christmastime is my very favorite time of the year.
I also have a prayer reques for you todayt. Yes, I know, I have made many such requests lately, but I am hoping they will slow down soon.

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Treat Every Day Like Christmas – My 2015 and a Prayer Request

Christmastime is here! It is so very magical – And even more so very miraculous. Each day we see how the world is so full of chaos, fear, pain, heartbreak… So full of imperfection that only continues to grow. But somehow on Christmas Day, the world seems to stand still in the most perfectly imperfect way. I think perhaps this may just be the feeling of having Jesus squarely in the center of our lives – A focus we should really hold onto everyday. We can be facing all kinds of trouble, but even when facing such challenges, it isn’t so difficult to see the beauty in life when we place our faith in God.

2015 reached a new level of crazy for my family and me! And because of that aforementioned craziness, I haven’t always been the best at updating my blog. So here is a brief (in Sarah Kate terms) recap of the happenings I have yet to share from my 2015.

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I’ve Got Some Splainin’ to Do – A Prayer Request

Hi friends! So I know I have a lot of splainin’ to do. And, believe it or not, I actually have quite a few fun things to share! If only my body would give me the time to rebound from my medical crises enough to do so. You may recall that last time you heard from me, I had an intestinal obstruction. Well, here I am now, obstructed once again. Ruh roh!

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We Are Not Invisible!

National Chronic Invisible Illness Awareness Week was observed earlier this month. Over the years my illness has become more obvious to a casual observer, but from the early days of my chronic battle I poignantly remember the challenges posed by the mere fact that my illness was largely invisible. And because of those painful memories, I feel compelled to speak up for myself, for my friends, and for the many silent sufferers of invisible illness.

My very first diagnosis in my journey was Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD/CRPS), a chronic neurological pain condition. At age 13 I still looked like the same happy, peppy, sassy Sarah Kate in my darling little Abercrombie skirt; but on the inside, I was fighting to deal with this new sensation of an ever-present burning flame that threatened to bring me to tears if only I would give into it.

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Guess Who’s Back!- A Journal Post

Goodness gracious… Where to begin, where to begin? Well, for starters, it’s me… Yes, me, Sarah Kate! My mama did a fantastic job giving you an update when I was unavoidably detained thanks to the complications of my recent central line … Continue reading

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My Spiced up Life! – A Journal Post

Have you ever thought of “thankfulness” as a blessing? As much as we wish we could avoid unpleasantness completely, we all have “one of those days” from time to time. And I’ve had a quite few of “those days” in … Continue reading

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What’s It All About?

So this whole blogging thing I’m doing here… What’s it all about? I’m so glad you asked! For starters, I delight in telling a tale or two from time to time. Additionally, my writing provides an efficient way for me … Continue reading

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