Speaking About Allergies


I didn’t know much about food allergies until that became a diagnosis for me at the age of 30.  My knowledge then grew considerably from personal experience, research, and participation in awareness activities. Without really intending to, I eventually started sharing with others what I had learned about food allergies. I talk about this in […]

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How I Advocate for Children With Allergies

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I have become an advocate for children as well as adults with allergies. I hope to raise awareness of allergies through my words and actions. In my latest article on Allergies.net, I share some practical things I do to help meet the needs of children with allergies and their families. Here is the first part […]

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How I Became a Patient Leader Advocate for Allergies.net


People ask me lots of questions about my experience with allergies. For years, I have wanted to use what I have been through for good. In an article on Allergies.net, I shared how my experience with allergies has led to something beneficial. Here is an excerpt from the article: “When asked, I gladly accepted the […]

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Trusting God in the Change

The loud, grating noise outside drew my focus from the task at hand. Someone was trimming the trees behind the brick wall at the edge of our property. The job took only a few minutes, and then all was quiet again. But things were not the same. I stared in shock and disappointment at the […]

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Get Ready for Change

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The Lord’s prompting came one day while I was vacuuming my house. “Get things in order for the new season to come.” Suddenly, my “to do” list took on a greater meaning and a sense of urgency. This was not the first time God had let me know of change on the way. He graciously […]

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Let Your Words Be Heard

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Would you like to share what you write with more people? You can through public speaking. Wherever you are in your writing journey, speaking can take you to a whole new level by expanding the audience for your messages. Below are tips to help you build a speaking ministry, so your words can be heard […]

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Praying for a Baby


Nearly a decade ago, I said a very special prayer for the children I hope to have one day. I laid one had on my belly and raised the other one toward heaven. “Lord, thank you for giving me the desires of my heart.” I continue to pray for my babies to this day, as […]

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Can I Handle This?

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From time to time, we all experience anxiety marked by doubt, fear, or nervousness about something that may or may not happen in the future. This natural reaction is common when entering a different season in life (e.g., college, marriage, parenthood, etc.), starting a new job, and waiting for the results of medical tests. Usually, […]

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What a Life-Changing Day


I had waited practically my whole life to get married. Shortly after I turned thirty-seven, my special day finally arrived. What a life-changing day! Marriage affects every aspect of our life, and adjusting to all the change takes time and effort. In the first year, I learned some valuable lessons that will surely continue to […]

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When the Pain Goes Away

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“When will the pain go away?” The orthopedic surgeon had probably heard my question from each of his patients. He spoke confidently from experience. “One year.” February 19, 2016, marked one year from the day I fell at home and broke my right wrist. I felt excruciating pain those first few days and the week […]

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