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About Raeanne Woodman

Less than a month after my twenty -fifth birthday, I had a brain hemorrhage. I had two brain surgeries at that time. It saved my life, but it left me unable to walk or use my left hand. I have been a wheel-chair user since 1989, nearly half of my life. I have always considered myself very blessed and quite unique. I graduated from Ohio State and went on to be employed by the university for twelve years. I met another unique individual at my church and he and I were married seven years ago. With this blog, I want to tell you a little about myself and how I've learned to live in our world. I love to cook, albeit with my own adaptations. I also want to share some great user-friendly merchandise and deals with you. And I would also be blessed if you would share your great ideas with me. This blog promises to be mutually rewarding!

A Potato Ricer: The possibilities are endless

Update: My husband and I just finished a post-Thanksgiving dinner with his son.  Even though I am no longer operating it, the ricer is still working wonderfully.  Besides, it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes! Truth be told, I’m … Continue reading

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Collard Green and Cranberry Lasagna

My husband and I live in Ohio, but he grew up in Mississippi.  He and I both love to garden and when he told me about how much he loved collard greens, I was willing to try growing them.  It … Continue reading

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Homemade Yogurt: Almost Fat Free & Sugar Free

Making your own yogurt is very simple.  You do need a yogurt maker/cooker.  It has become a permanent fixture on our countertop since I make yogurt all the time.  You can also control what goes into your own yogurt this … Continue reading

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Did you do that for me?

When I was first disabled, I was so angry at God.  Angry at Him for letting that happen to me.  When I was able-bodied, I did not even really know Him.  Although I am a believer today, I was not … Continue reading

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I Want to Tell the Story

My husband and I have recently been attending a Catholic church near our home. He has belonged to the Catholic Church for almost twenty years, but everything about their church has been a new experience for me. I have been … Continue reading

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Life goes on…turn the page.

I was just searching for my testimony earlier this morning and I thought to myself, “boy, that was a long time ago.”  It has been a long time – I have believed in Jesus Christ for almost twenty years now.  … Continue reading

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Divine Coincidence

This thought is purely subjective on my part. The Lord tells us that His thoughts are different from our thoughts. But, I wonder about this. Was there a reason behind my brain injury? Could it be a divine coincidence? I … Continue reading

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It’s as simple as A, B, C

I once taught a Bible Study class at my church that was designed for adults with developmental disabilities.  We called the class the Specialists, which comes from an idea in a book that I once read.  The author mentioned speaking … Continue reading

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An Updated Version: My Prince in Slightly Rusty Armor

It is now February here and quite cold outside.  As my husband left for work this morning, he told me that it was going to be really cold today.  I told him that I had no intention of leaving the … Continue reading

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The Goal by Pastor Bill Reid

 There has been so much anger and even hatred directed towards God lately and I just am not able to understand it.  I’ve had my fair share of struggles certainly; we all have.  Jesus told us to expect that.  This … Continue reading

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