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This is Amazing Grace

Today I’m celebrating eleven years breathing with a double lung transplant! Even though a decade has passed, this particular day is still overpowered with great emotion for my family and I.  The following timeline is unfortunately an accurate account of my life. It was my intention to write only small snippets of happiness.

If you would like to read more of an in-depth account of my transplant journey, refer to the top menu of my website – Cystic Fibrosis and Donate Life.



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Faith Planner 2018

We could all use a bit more structure in our lives. One of my words for this year is structure. I’m determined to live better and think better with the help of a daily planner. I’m actually surprised I haven’t used one in the past. I’ve always been such an organizer!

I recently discovered a fun, new way to keep track of daily living. Instead of writing boring tasks in a boring weekly planner, why not make it enjoyable? There are planners available today in all different brand names, colors, designs, and sizes. I’m positive you’ll be able to find one to fit your specific needs. Now, the fun part! Shop your local craft stores where you can find oodles of stickers and stamps created especially for planners.

This is the first year I’ve ever used a planner. I really don’t have a super busy life, but I do have a lot of medical needs that need to be remembered, and honestly I sometimes forget. From RX refills, to monthly lab work, to mail-ordering medical supplies, and tons of appointments to schedule and remember. At the end of the day I have no idea how I do it all.

So, which planner have I chosen? My planner is actually only available from Faithbox, a monthly subscription service. When I opened my December box, I planned on giving the planner away at first glance, but then I realized it was a sign. I was the one who really needed it! I added some personality to my planner by applying a matching gold sticker and feather tassel charm.

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Journal Kit GIVEAWAY!


WINNER: Angela Marrero

I’m giving away a prize pack including a few of my favorite products; Tombow Dual Brush Pen and my essential writing pens, B2P fine point made from recycled bottles. Worth over $30! Read below to find out how you can win.

prize pack

Begins: Friday, September 22 at 12 AM

Ends: Thursday, September 28 at 11:59 PM

Prize Package Includes:

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Bible Journaling; Creating with Christ


What is bible journaling?

Bible journaling is a fun and effective way to study scripture, grow in faith, and create art, all at the same time. It’s the best of both worlds! There are all sorts of materials available to begin your creative worship, such as, pens and paint to stickers and decorative tape. You don’t need artistic talent to bible journal. There is no right or wrong way. More importantly, you are spending time with God.

Where to begin?

Decide what you want to journal in. Many are choosing to make art inside bibles. There are few companies that sell bibles for this purpose, called journaling bibles. These bibles usually have wider margins to make room for images and drawings. The pages might be a little thicker. However, others are uncomfortable with marking and covering up scriptures in the bible. For this reason, you can choose to use an ordinary spiral notebook, composition book, leather bound journal, or sketchbook.

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Tea Party Bridal Shower


Last weekend I was invited to my friend, Abby’s bridal shower. We’ve been friends since middle school. We met in sixth grade homeroom. I was struggling to make new friends and too shy to speak with anyone. I passed her a note and asked if she was interested in getting to know one another. Since then, she attended all of my birthday parties and I’ve also worshiped with her at her church a few times in the past. She moved to Iowa after high school graduation and we lost touch for a little while, but recently rekindled our friendship.

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Faithbox Subscription Review

I’ve been very interested in receiving a monthly religious subscription box, but my main concern was, which one? There are tons of companies out there that offer this type of package. Before I began my research, I set a budget and asked myself, what do I want to receive? Did I want books, novelty items, (coffee mugs, jewelry, writing materials) or, reading material and devotionals? I set my spending limit at thirty dollars. I knew I wanted products that would challenge me and help me grow in faith. Novelties are fun, but after a while, what do you do with all of it? I already have too many knick knacks I don’t need.

What is Faithbox?

I discovered Faithbox while browsing Hello Subscription’s list of religious and spiritual subscription services.

Faithbox is a monthly subscription service that inspires daily Christian living by helping you grow in your faith, impact your community, and discover meaningful products from companies that do good. This package includes, a daily devotional booklet, to maintain strong faith throughout the month and photo prints with corresponding scripture. Faithbox carefully chooses products from spiritual companies and organizations who respect Gods word. Each box purchased provides three meals to hungry children. Enjoy your Faithbox and support a worthy cause!

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