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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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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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“Many a precious prayer has been said in a second.” … Catherine McAuley

Each time I walk through the lobby here at Mercy Hospital, these words on one of their banners speak directly to my heart.  I truly love and appreciate them because my prayers are often momentary, lacking in any semblance of … Continue reading

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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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God’s Silver Linings

As much as it would please me to tell you that I was a delightful 12-year-old girl, I cannot truthfully say it. Now don’t misunderstand, I was no delinquent. I simply had a bit of that oh-so-charming adolescent attitude. At … Continue reading

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