Goodbye Comfort, Hello Unknown

Writing by candlelight and the lamplight of my computer I am challenged to type without seeing the keys. Using more candlelight was one of my ways to incorporate a way to live a bit slower.  This is something new.  I have longed for a change in my life, never knowing where to start until I […]

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Rain Of God

I woke up this morning with babbling brooks overflowing upon the rocks of my soul that I must write and pray unto our Lord.   I sang the songs of worship that flowed from my heart knowing that this was not the flesh that I awoke to, but the presence of God fully in my […]

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Creating Midnight Independence

I sat here this past week in prayer and in tears. Frustration seeping from my pores. Is this all I have to look forward to? Pain, exhaustion, and medication? Long phone calls to doctors, receptionists, pharmacists and insurance plans. This life flight has been long and arduous and I am barely into my thirties.   […]

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The Love Affair With Haute Couture

The Love Affair With Haute Couture Written By Melissa Marie As a young teen, I remember dreaming of the day I would finally get to buy haute couture clothing right off of the runway. Clothes that are hand sewn, made with art visionary in mind. I poured over fashion magazines (pre-internet accessibility) and cut out […]

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Fashioning Time By Your Own Rules

Grandfather Time, you have to respect him. He has no boundaries and bows to no human or living thing. He is relentless,  and he will pass by when you want him to stay and when you wish he would go away he seems to linger. Ah, time, you can’t bottle it, stop or rush it, […]

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Sunrise Weekender V.5: The Weekly Quirky Journal

Quote Of The Week   Two things I Have Learned This Week  Memories are made when we open intentionally stop for a moment and cherish the life around us.   2. Fashioning your life is much harder than fashioning a wardrobe, but looking beautiful while working in the midst of your troubles is a game […]

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The Fashioned Woman’s Journey

It has been two months of bed rest and no driving of my vehicle. This means limited amount of time shopping, going out with friends or swinging by my favorite stores to pop in and get some retail therapy. Every trip out of the house is assisted with driving and is mapped out and even […]

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Sunrise Weekender V.4: The Weekly Quirky Journal

  Two Things That I Have Learned This Week I know Memorial weekend has passed ( May 28,2018) but I have this sense of responsibility to those that lost their lives for our young country. I love this country that I was born into but have never paid the ultimate price for that love. The […]

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Songs For The Soul Playlist

Songs For The Soul Playlist Written by Melissa Marie Ever have those dry spells where it feels like all you do is fight battles? At church the preacher recently gave the greatest advice, he said, ” Give God your battles. Go to Him in prayer and leave it at the altar. Let Jesus fight your […]

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Summer Edition: How To Successfully Travel With A Chronic Illness

Summer is here! Well, technically in two weeks, but where I am in  South/Central Texas the weather is full swing into the heat. For most people, I hope that includes you, summer means they will be headed out for a vacation! Wherever you are headed on vacation this season, traveling with a chronic illness or […]

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