The Authenticity of the Writer

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Why I write I enjoy writing immensely. If I could just write and that was all, there would be no issue. Regrettably, that is not the case. Being obedient to the call that the Lord has placed on me is exciting and uncomfortable at the same time. Granted, I have been speaking my mind, and posting scriptures for years on my personal platform. However, using a professional platform to showcase my writing leaves me vulnerable and open in a way that I didn't feel before. Even so, this is what has been asked of me. I know that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. This is not in question. At the same time, I am being pulled to the front for all to see. As…
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Vegan pepper steak (Seitan)

Vegan pepper steak (Seitan)

Vegan Living
Ok guys so we are in our second week of Vegan eating in my home and I have just discovered Seitan, which is wheat gluten and the base for some great Vegan "meat." It's packed with protein and if done correctly, taste very good. My first batch was a fail 🙁😐 But your girl is no quitter! So I dumped it and tried again.  The next batch was absolutely delicious. I started with the wheat gluten and mixed my own batch of Seitan. I then simmered it for 45 minutes. This is the result of simmering:  It was two loaves that I cut in half. I then stored one half and cut the other in strips like this:  I then mixed soy sauce, paprika and garlic powder and marinated each…
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The "C" Word

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What word comes to mind for you? In my life right now, the word, Cancer comes to mind. It's what I have been dealing with since I received the call in December of 2016 confirming my diagnosis after mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies. Cancer sucks, by the way. A double mastectomy with lymph node axillary dissection followed in January of 2017. Stage 3 Metastatic Breast Cancer was the official diagnosis when it was all said and done. Another C word that accurately describes my feelings after receiving the news was, confused.  I was unable to think clearly. Quite bewildered. How could I have cancer? Why do I have cancer? So many questions came to my mind. Things were going so well for me in my personal and professional life. I had school…
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Where we are weak…

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God is strong.  The Lord says that where we are weak, He is strong. ​​ “Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬  “So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭31:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬ When do you actually find out how strong you are? When do you find out what you're made of? How much can you endure?  It's through trials and tribulations that we all face in the world.  I was sitting outside this morning enjoying my coffee and reflecting on this season of my life.  I was reflecting on the…
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