One Last Shot?

Have you never wanted something only to find yourself in the middle of it and then discover you never want to give it up only to find out you that your work was done? ‘Serving Life’ premiered this weekend on the Oprah Winfrey Network.  I consulted on it with Lisa Cohen (Producer & Director) and the few moments I watched bears little resemblance to the original trailer “One Last Shot” or the hospice program I was once had the honor to be a member of.  I did not anticipated the flood of emotions  that would over take me as I watched the opening credits, for now will you join me in finding solace in a message I heard at the She Speaks 2011 conference “Sometimes man’s rejection is God’s protection. Lysa Terkeurst”.

Have you never wanted something, found yourself in the middle of it only to discover you had to give it up and believed it to be your life’s calling? If so, I invite you to leave a comment in that we might find grace in each others experiences.

Until we meet again, Melody

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About Lyme Lives EveryWhere

Angola Inmate Hospice volunteers taught me to trust God and the power of forgiveness. I have always been fascinated by how people 'discover' their gifts/callings. As a coping mechanism for a complicated home life; I liked to run outdoors regardless the weather. After University my running was curtailed due to mystery ailments that would flare up on-and-off for decades. Intuitively, I have been soaking in epsom salt baths ever since I became a runner. Perhaps that is what kept my immune system functioning for so long. In 2005, my mystery ailments returned. After a decade of suffering and symptom flare ups, I was told by health care practitioners to learn to live with what was ailing me. In 2013, my immune system shut down and resulted in a health crisis; ultimately saving my life. Tired of being sick and tired, by divine intervention I found an amazing advocate in Dr. Amanda Lea; an osteopathic physician in Zachary Louisiana. Two days before I found her, a friend put me on her church prayer list as I searched for answers. Dr. Lea was setting up a new practice and worked me in the day after the prayer chain started. She listened to my health history uninterrupted for 45 minutes. After my diagnosis, I went to see a Lyme experienced MD, the head of infectious disease at a large hospital in New Orleans. She opened the office door, walked in and proclaimed that "Lyme disease does not exist in Louisiana". That day my passion for Lyme awareness, education and advocacy was revealed to me.
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