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Monday, September 29, 2014

Livin' on a Prayer (Literally)

Happy Monday!  If you are looking for an edgy fashion post today, you have come to the wrong place.  But if you are looking for a little Monday Motivation, keep reading.  It has been on my heart to post this for a few days, but I have really struggled with doing so for some reason.

 This photo isn't super relevant, but isn't the sunrise beautiful?!  I took it this weekend.

Recently, I lost my health insurance.  To make a long story short, I trusted that the situation was being handled, and it wasn't.  I have a chronic illness, so without insurance, I honestly can not afford to keep myself alive.  When I explained the situation at work, I was able to be added to my company's insurance policy.  The only issue was that my insurance wouldn't be effective until the next month, and I had a medical treatment that I had to receive every six weeks coming up.

I tried so hard to find an immediate solution.  I looked into just paying for the infusion out of pocket, but I realized it would take me almost 4 years to pay for the infusion if I paid $100 a month with no interest.  My only choice was basically to suck it up and have the infusion 9 weeks out instead of 6 weeks out.  I usually spend about 5 days pre-infusion just feeling like a zombie with no energy.  I had no idea how I was going to make it 3 weeks like that. 

After a weekend of allowing myself to sulk, I took action.  I started praying.  I prayed that God would give me the energy to get through the work day.  And I woke up Monday morning with so much energy that it probably should have been illegal.  God has carried me like that for almost three weeks now - no medications and no infusion.

Last week was one of the busiest weeks of my year, and I thrived.  Saturday I ended up walking over seven miles!!! And I know that I couldn't have done it without God.  And when things went wrong, I felt an overwhelming calmness and strength to handle the situation.  I have felt like I was (literally) living on a prayer for the past three weeks.

I know that Mondays are rough, but if you ask for God's help, he will get you through the day/week/month/valley/darkness... whatever you are dealing with.  And I will always be glad to pray for you!

Thanks for taking time out of your day to read this.  Now go out there & kick Monday's butt!



Note:  The photo in this post is mine.  Please link back to this post if you choose to use it.  Thanks :)


  1. Wow!! What an amazing story with the power of prayer! I am so happy for you that you were able to be added to your company's insurance policy, and amazed that God provided strength for you during the time before the policy began! He is good!!!!

    xoxo A

  2. Prayer works and God is good, thank you for the reminder on this Monday!

    1. Thanks for reading, Brooke! Hope you have a blessed week :)

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  4. Sending positive thoughts your way girl, you're so strong! It's amazing what the power of prayer can do to your spirits.

    1. Thank you, love! It truly is amazing :) Hope your week is off to a great start!

  5. It's always awesome to be reminded about the power of prayer! Thanks so much for sharing, your testimony to prayer is definitely inspiring and helpful :)

    Sweet Spontaneity

    1. Thank you, love! :) I am always a little nervous to write posts like this, but it helps to receive such kind feedback!

  6. Love this post, and so happy to hear you are feeling well and got your insurance back! If God brings us to it, He can bring us through it!

    1. Thank you! And I agree completely! 2 more days until I get my meds...wooooo!!

  7. Aw, love this inspirational post! Way to own it :)

    Chowing Down by the Bay

  8. This was such an inspiring post, I hope you start feeling better girl!

    Vanessa Lang Design