Sunrise Weekender V.13 The Good Life

Happy Weekend! I know to those that work Monday through Friday Y’all are so happy, for those of us that work from home we are just happy and keep working. Haha no really though, being a homemaker is never done so none of us are really off unless you observe Sunday ( we do) but […]

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Minimalism, Maximalism, Then There Is Simply Me

Minimalism, Maximalism, Then There is Simply Me By Melissa Marie I love minimalism. I love the idea of clean, open space. My home is mostly minimalist and I could not stand that I did not have an appropriate office and since we live debt free it was a choice between a comfortable bed ( ours […]

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Sunrise Weekender V.12 Summer Drinks and Chocolate

Come along my friend, it has been a whole week since we have last chatted!! I am so going to make this version of water pictured above. I have the mint growing fresh in my garden and some fresh strawberries from the market. They are not local strawberries from Texas but they are from California…hey […]

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The Dark Stars Of Disease

The dark side of illness is crushing. It is as though there is a force in which you cannot control that battles within. You get up ready to fight but the enemy is unknown. What then?! What happens when you have done all you can do to stand and you find yourself washed up in […]

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Sunrise Weekender V.11: Summer’s Call

Sunrise Weekender V.1: Summer’s Call By Melissa Marie I can hear the sound of the locusts upon the barks and limbs of my old tree’s. Every day they await until they release from their old skins and fly again. Now, I know that locusts can harm humans by damaging our crops and leaving us to […]

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Becoming The Aggressor In The Captivity Of Disease

Becoming The Aggressor In The Captivity Of Disease¬† By Melissa Marie   There are two roles in which one may play in the role of a diagnosis, the victim or the aggressor. At one time or another, the mind can flip between the two but we must choose one to be dominant. The Victim The […]

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Sunrise Weekender V.10 The Weekly Quirky Journal

The Sunrise Weekender is a journal just for your enjoyment. Inside you will find pieces of my heart that fell off of my sleeve, a genuine hello and if you could sit at my table a nice refreshing beverage awaiting you. So welcome to my online home, I am glad you could make it to […]

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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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