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Rachel Lundy
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This is what an average day looks like for me.
For many years now I have had people tell me that my Good Day and Bad Day posts are their favorites. A lot has changed in the past five years, so here is what an average day looks like for me now. This is neither a "good day"...
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These are some of the foods that help me as I deal with gastroparesis flares. What foods are helpful for you when dealing with gastroparesis? Please let me know if you have any tips and tricks to share!
As part of my dysautonomia, one of the conditions I have is gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is a paralysis of the stomach, and it causes delayed stomach emptying. Some people with gastroparesis have a full stomach paralysis, mea...
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I am an accidental writer.
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Motherhood always comes with surprises whether you are expecting them or not. Surprises came for me even though I had been preparing for motherhood all my life.
Today Lisa-Jo’s book, “Surprised by Motherhood,” releases! To celebrate the release, a bunch of bloggers are writing about how we were surprised by motherhood. This is my contribution to the celebration. You ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ...
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"My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."
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This fall I spent time crocheting and knitting gifts for Adelaide's birthday in December. I crocheted a rosy pink dress for her baby doll. It was a great little project to use up some of my leftover yarn stash. I knit a so...
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Thank you so much to everyone who filled out the Cranberry Tea Time Community Survey last week! I have a few follow-up questions for you.
Thank you so much to everyone who filled out the Cranberry Tea Time Community Survey last week! I greatly appreciate your input and honesty. It is helpful to me to know what is helpful to you! I will keep the survey open for ...
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I have spent a lot of time alone in recent months as I rest and recover from various setbacks. But I am not truly alone. God is always by my side, and this song is a beautiful reminder of that.
One of my favorite songs to listen to this winter has been "Alone Yet Not Alone." It is featured in a movie that will be coming out this summer. You can learn more about the movie at www.aloneyetnotalone.com. "Alone Yet Not A...
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Hi Cranberry Tea Time friends! I need your help!
Hello Cranberry Tea Time friends! Would you please help me with something? If you have time, would you please complete this survey? It will help me to know how I can better serve you through my blog. I don’t want Cranberry...
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What do you do to keep busy while resting? I would love some suggestions for more activities to do while in bed or in a recliner!
I have spent a lot of time resting in the past month. Those of you who are home-bound and/or bed-bound know how boring all of the resting can be! Here’s what I have been doing recently to keep busy while resting: Looking a...
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Living with dysautonomia. Filled with hope. Depending on grace.
Introduction
I’m Rachel, a wife, a mother, and a sinner saved by grace. I like coffee, flowers, the color purple, and painted toenails. I have never reached my chocolate threshold seriously think I may not have one. I have dysautonomia; it’s a chronic invisible illness, and it makes life challenging. I am learning to take life one day at a time, to rely on Christ’s strength, and to rest in God’s grace. Despite the difficulties I face, I am very blessed. God has given me a loving family and blessings beyond what I deserve.
 
I am married to a wonderful man, Will, who faithfully cares for me every day. Being his wife, companion, and friend is such a gift! Will is in pastoral ministry. God has entrusted two precious children, William (8 years old) and Adelaide (4 years old), to our care. They brighten my days while simultaneously wearing me out! I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

Over the years my dysautonomia has continued to get worse, and daily life has become more and more challenging. Barring a miracle I will probably be disabled for the rest of my life. This is a great opportunity for me to learn to be content and trust the Lord! Even in the midst of suffering, God has a plan and a purpose. If living a life with a disabling form of dysautonomia will bring the most glory to God, then so be it. Suffering from dysautonomia for a few years on earth is a small sacrifice to make in light of all that Christ has done for me. It is worth following God and obeying Him at any cost.
 
I invite you to join me at my blog, Cranberry Tea Time, where I share about my life with dysautonomia and the hope and joy that I have despite the difficulties of living with a chronic illness.
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  • Alaska Bible College
    Biblical Studies and Christian Education, 1999 - 2003
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A Day in the Life
www.cranberryteatime.com

For many years now I have had people tell me that my Good Day and Bad Day posts are their favorites. A lot has changed in the past five year

Busy Hands: Birthday Gifts
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This fall I spent time crocheting and knitting gifts for Adelaide's birthday in December. I crocheted a rosy pink dress for her baby doll. I

Five Minute Friday: Paint
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It is time for Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo and her blogging community. We write for just five minutes. The writing prompt this week is "

Eating Well with Gastroparesis
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As part of my dysautonomia, one of the conditions I have is gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is a paralysis of the stomach, and it causes delaye

Five Minute Friday: Accidental Writer
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It is time for Five Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo and her writing community. We write for just five minutes without editing. It's like an impro

Alone Yet Not Alone
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One of my favorite songs to listen to this winter has been "Alone Yet Not Alone." It is featured in a movie that will be coming out this sum

I Was Surprised by Motherhood
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Today Lisa-Jo’s book, “Surprised by Motherhood,” releases! To celebrate the release, a bunch of bloggers are writing about how we were surpr

I Need Your Help!
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Hello Cranberry Tea Time friends! Would you please help me with something? If you have time, would you please complete this survey? It will

Five Minute Friday: Mighty
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It is time for Five Minute Friday! Lisa-Jo invites us to write for just five minutes, and this week's word is "mighty." “Great is our Lord a

Busy While Resting
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I have spent a lot of time resting in the past month. Those of you who are home-bound and/or bed-bound know how boring all of the resting ca

Marriage Letters: Once Upon a Time
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Dear Will, Two months ago we celebrated eleven years of marriage. So much has changed in that time. We are the same, but older, wiser, stron

Fighting for Joy
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Oh, Monday, how glad I am to see you! It was a very difficult weekend here. On Friday I joined the Five Minute Fridaycrowd and wrote about j

Five Minute Friday: I Will Take Joy
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Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be

Marriage Letters: What Makes You Come Alive
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Dear Will, What an honor it is to be your wife and to walk alongside you in life and ministry. You are my favorite teacher and preacher. I l

Surprised by Motherhood
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Lisa-Jo Baker is a writer, encourager of women, and cheerleader for moms at her blog, lisajobaker.com. When I heard that she was writing a m

Busy Hands: Fingerless Gloves
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I enjoy working on small crochet projects while resting in bed. As you all know, I like to keep my hands busy if at all possible! For my bir

Favorite Books of 2013
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An improvement in my health that I greatly enjoyed last year was a decrease in brain fog. I don't know why that symptom improved, but I am s

Five Minute Friday: Willing
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Today I am participating in 5 Minute Friday with Lisa-Jo Baker and her delightful blogging friends. We write for only five minutes without w

Life Lately
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These are my favorite verses. I have them hanging on the wall beside my bed so that I can look at them and be encouraged on the hard days. T

Raise Your Broken Praise
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Life with a chronic illness is hard. Life with a disability is hard. Life is just hard! We all suffer to some extent. That is the reality of