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The Smart Watch For Me!


My cardiologist told me they highly suggested that I get a smartwatch that monitors my heart rate. I have Samsung health on my Samsung galaxy 7 active phones. That monitors my heart rate, but not constantly. That was one of the main reasons I got the Galaxy S Active phone years ago.  I tried the fit bit but it kept crashing and yet they said nothing was wrong with it…  So I figured my heart made it malfunction somehow? Thus I started looking into more expansive, and more recommended watches… Such as: Garmin, Apple, Samsung. I have a small wrist, and because of my heart past I was being picky… And I found this!  72789113_2448710285397729_5705546856516288512_nScreenshot at Oct 22 13-42-28.png

https://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/wearables/galaxy-watch-active-2/

It even does an ekg so it says. I talked to my doctor and we both decided it would be a good one. It is due to come out at the end of September! Yay!

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I want to get the clouded gray one above. Apparently, you can download your own face covers too like the apple and Garmin ones. Sweet! Now I just need to save up and get it. Hopefully they will have more of the one I want in stock. Everytime I look it is sold out. I must have good taste. *Giggles*  Ps. It is andriod or IOS compatible.

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

 #Samsung #smartwatch #heartrate #bluetooth #fitnesstracker #gps  #EKG #HEARTMONITOR #steptracker #AmyJaneSandberg

 

You are a Warrior!


Hey You-

Yes you. Guess what…. You are a warrior! Did you know that? I don’t say that lightly. I mean it whole heartedly. Life may have treated you badly. You may have been bullied. You possibly were: physically, mentally, emotionally, or even – sexually abused. You may have had a tragedy or two happen. You mY have a physical problem, or health isues… (maybe all the above.) Well I’m talking to you…. Yes, you….

Those experiences, or situations you have gone through don’t make you weak. They are not your fault, and God is not punishing you!

Mathew 9:10-13 <New American Standard Bible -NASB> Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, “Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?” But when Jesus heard this, He said, It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,’ for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

Maybe you thought that God was mad at you, or you had bad karma… Well I want to set that straight…. Take a deep breath… This next part may be hard for you…

You need to tell others how you are feeling or when you are in need. If you don’t speak up and tell someone what’s going on. We can’t help you. Speaking out or asking for help. It takes great courage. Doing so it is important. PLEASE talk to some. Because- You matter, you are important, and you are loved.

It really angers me when I learn of people hurting others. Especially if it is physical or sexual violence. My mamma bear wants to come out and retaliate. I have been witness to some really bad people’s actions. It makes me cry for those who are hurt and hurting. Knowing how I feel about it, and knowing God loves us all <John 3:16> I can’t imagine how much more it pains God to see his children suffering an hurting each other.

If you have suffered from anything its not from God. <John 10:10> You are a survivor! You are a warrior!!! Use the trails you have been through to encourage and help others. Just being you and living your day to day life, you are an inspiration!

You are strong, you are loved and you are not alone! You are a warrior!!!

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

My Dad’s Heath….


Hello All,

“My Dad”

My dad is one of my biggest heroes. He would go to all my doctor heart appointments and act silly to keep the mood light. I have always tried to be a good daughter. [I’m not perfect tho. 🤣]

When I was a child and he worked swing shift, I would always make excuses to stay up and wait for him to come home. That became easier as I got older. Sometimes when he got home we woul all as a family go swimming under the stars. He has always strived to keep the family close and to be a good dad 👨 ❤

He is a kind man who works hard. He is always learning new things and creating new things, and inventing new ways to fix things. He is almost always willing to help others whenever he can. He never says a bad word about anyone. Whenever he got sick he would hide it if possible. He hardly ever showed weakness.

“A squirrel on the Wolf dad carved with a chainsaw”

In 1992 just before hurricane Andrew he had a heart attack. That was the first time we saw him really ill. I remember sitting outside the hospital door in Orlando while Hurricane Andrew passed over the state. Trying to entertain my sisters and not worry about my dad while mom was with him. That was a difficult task for sure. He refused to let us girls see him which was painful for us. Thankfully he survived and recovered.

“Dad and Rinley”

It wasn’t until December 2015 where he had a second heart attack and Flatlined. Thank God the doctor didn’t give up on Dad and he came to after 11 electro shocks. After that he had a triple bypass, a stent, and a defibulator put in throughout three surgeries, within the same week. He was subosoed to make a full recovery but he was still pretty weak. Because of a blood clot in his somach that caused issues getting blood to his leggs on top of a bad hip. That didn’t stop him from being as active as possible.

“Mom and Dad”

Then in 2018 he developed strep / cellulitis in his foot which turned into a some sort of vasular ulser. It took most the skin off the top of his foot almost causeing him to lose his foot. I won’t share the pictures I have here but possibly in a book in tbe futer. It was pretty gross at some points.

He became bedridden, all the doctors said there was nothing they could do that he should just prepare for the end. We had nurses and physical therapy coming several times a month. It really tested our faith. Dad had blood poisoning three maybe four times. He was on several antibiotics non stop. We didn’t give up tho, we kept praying!

“Jini and Dad.”

After months of his foot getting worse we finally went to see a second doctor who wanted to do a bypass surgery in his legs even though everyone insisted it would be a lost cause. They they proceeded to do the bypass surgery in his legs, they were pretty sure they would still have to amputate his foot later tho. But we kept praying and standing on the word of God. When reading the Bible out loud to him we came across a verese that we know God gave us for the trials we’ve been facing….

We claimed that over him and stood in faith. They kept insisting that his foot had to be taken, and maybe more. The day before the sugery, which we didn’t realize was scheduled they heard blood flow. So we asked them to push the sugery back and they agreed to push it back three days to see if there would be enough blood flow to save his foot. After the second day they canceled his sugery and he started a treatment that they use for burn victims. Called mist therapy.

“Jabber and another chainsaw carving of dad’s.”

After a month of treatment his foot was well to come home. I took him to a burn dr three timesca week untill he was well enough for a skin graft. When they did his first graph they also had to remove a some of the bone in his foot and big toe due to it being infected. But nothing to major. His first graph was promising tho not perfect but he needed a second one from his own skin from his thigh. Tho painful for sure he made a full recovery after almost a year of stress, fear, anger and pain!

Don’t Give up hope for a miracle. It may take a while, and may not come about the way we wsnt. But God is a Good! He is a loving father who gave us his son Jesus.

Don’t Give up hope and be strong. We may not understand the path we are traveling but it will be a path that will make a difference. 😀 God brings good out of all bad situations. I truly believe that and I fully trust God.

My dad never gave up, and he’s better, znd more active now tgen after his bypass surgery in 2015. He is one of my biggest heroes and I strive to be more like him.

“I Love my Dad”

God bless you today and always!

💕 Amy Jane Sandberg

Out of the Comfort zone?


Time flies so fast, choices are made, roads are traveled, plans, and dreams are made. “LIFE happens while you’re making other plans”-Unknown

I first saw that quote in the movie “Kuffs” it is a truth that is more real over the past years than it has ever been in my life. Don’t let disappointments broken plans and broken dreams get you down because God’s got a plan. Do your best and make the most of every opportunity. Don’t have regrets follow your heart and listen to God. Don’t overthink because that’s a sure way to get stressed out emotional and crash.

I know from experience. 4 years ago I took a huge leap of faith and moved across country I let go of the reins and I let God start guiding me completely it hasn’t been the easiest road but it sure has been a wild adventure and I look forward to what God has for me in the future. “All things work for good for those who love the Lord” -Romans 8:28 hold on to that when the going gets tough and remember you are never alone!

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ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯

Support Your Authors


I have a question for you… How you buy and obtain your books? Do you know that it matters?  I personally strive to support my favorite authors. They work hard to share their stories with us. If you can’t afford to buy the books, you can request them at your favored stores and or libraries.  You can also support the authors with comments and thoughtful words on their sites and blogs. So that they know what they do matters to you.  You are the ones that keep us authors writing…  Who knows, you may end up with some free books♡ Heres some more ways you can support them.

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╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

 

 

2018 Goals


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🤔Someone asked me what my goals are for this month. after thinking about it for a few days here is my answer…. I’m going to keep it simple.

〰️My goals for the next few months〰️

📌 Write for at least two hours a day.⏳📝📇💻
📌Finish Spring / Summer cleaning.🛍🍃🛢
📌Finish A book or several books.🧝‍♀️✍🗂📚
📌Keep in contact with people💌💕
📌Exercise more.🎳🏊‍♀️🚶‍♀️💪
📌Work on Blog and A Novel Life LLC.
📌Travel….🌁🚂🛤🌊🛳✈🛸🛣🚘

😉 Last but not least -Make you Smike!

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

 

 

I feel accomplished


Let’s see…Today I:

1. Ran errands.
2. Exercised.
3. Cleaned House 
4. Spent time with my Love.
5. Spent quality time with mom.
6. Read emails.
7. Worked on a book.
<I think I’m starting to get the feel of my mac>
8. Made important phone calls.
9. Did some PR.
10. Cleaned the apartment some…

I feel accomplished….!

 

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╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

Belive in Nice


37773964_1126561174148919_6167494537938731008_o I saw this on someone’s license plate holder, and it made me smile. It has been brought to my attention multiple times that nice people are scary because they seem fake and insincere. I promise you I am real and I am nice. I wish more people would believe in being nice and trust that there are truly nice people. There are too many fake people out there that give us nice people a bad reputation. It is really sad how some people are afraid to be nice.  They worry it will lead to hurt and disappointment or the possibility of being used.    How do you change the world?  As  God says in Evan Almighty  A.R.K. One Act of kindness at a time… That is how I choose to live…  I challenge you to be kind once in a while at least. 😊
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╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

Shout out to the “AWC”


🗣 I want to give a shout out to “AWC”. I found them thanks to JJ’s Design and Creations. I’m happy to have found them. Espessily Gina Wynn! She is such a joy to work with. It has taken me months to seek out a good formatter since Amazon decided to declare my kindle book full of errors. And thus removed from Kindle Select. I was so sad… Then my personal computer broke and it took me even longer to find a formatter. Thanks to her not only do I get a pretty new kindle book, I get a nice epub and pdf version too. As well as a new friend!  She is now also a team member at A Novel Life LLC. Woot! Woot! I can not wait to finish more books so I can have her work her magic! 

 Check them out!

I give them  Five Stars!
http://alwayswrite.club

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╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

Happy New Year 2018


 

Screenshot at Dec 31 21-18-50.pngHey all! Happy New Year!

         Out  with the old and in with the New right? I don’t know about you but this year has been something dramatic novel! I feel as if a lot of what has happened the past few years has been surreal.   Some great moments, among some very tying times. As if I was  someone else watching my life as it happened. I can not at this time go into details of everything. In short Its been hard emotionally, mentally, and physically. My faith has truly been tested. There were times I thought I wouldn’t’t be able to handle it. Sometimes you are forced to make hard choices. I had to yet gain put my books on hold for various reasons.

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I was surprised tho this Christmas when I received a gift  from one of my biggest supporters. She gave me a Mac Pro laptop computer. It is not huge, but its is way more then I could have asked for or though to request.  In return she expects me to publish some books this year. The wonderful woman is going though so much right now and yet she invested in me. I sure hope I don’t let her or any of you down. The Mac is so different from what I am used to.  I do not have the programs, adaptor port, or mouse that I need yet. However, that will be rectified in a matter of days.  From what I have discovered so far the Mac pro is amazing. This touch pad is great. I feel so bad, that still haven’t published any books since  “God Supplies and Miracles Happen”.  I have been without a computer for several moths.  Plus Money has been extra tight. I feel truly blessed and completely surprised. I don’t  feel worth it somedays.  At times I felt I should give up… But then I am surprised you all still are  here believing in me. I am truly humbled! I pray I can live up to your expectations and then some. I have an amazing group people in my life and a wonderful family. I want to remind  you, God is bigger then the situations we are in. I sure pray this coming year is better for all of you.  I love you all I am truly truly grateful!  May this year  bring you  an abundance of blessings and open doors. God bless you today and always!😁

 ❤️Amy Jane Sandberg

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