Saturday, December 14, 2013

Press Release on Stepping from the Edge

Announcing a recent, local article about Dr. Aranda's two recent books. One is on Christian Living, called Stepping from the Edge. It is the Sequel to No More Tears: A Physician Turned Patient Inspires Recovery. 

The Other is a children's book, Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes a Ladybug. Like Little Missy Two-Shoes Likes to go to School, it help pre-schoolers and toddlers deal with things they innately do not like.

Launching nationwide, her next book will focus on Women's Health from puberty past menopause, and you are guaranteed to learn at least 50 things that you did not know. Stay tuned for February, 2014.

For now, it is good to see women highlighted in the news:
Valley News Group (See Page 3)

Never give up.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dr. Aranda makes Cover Girl for 2014 Spirited Women Directory

by Dr Margaret Aranda

Remember Romans 8:28: All things work together for good, for those who love the Lord, for those who are called according to His purpose.

I can't stand up without midodrine, I can't eat without zofran, I get migraines and tinnitus without diazepam, and I would go into kidney failure without DDAVP. To name a few.

Despite all that, I use my fingers, my brain, and my computer to inspire, encourage, and educate doctors and patients alike. I won't forget the bed-ridden or the chronically ill, because I am both.

I am deeply honored that Nancy Mills called me to see if I would accept this invitation: to be in the Nancy Mills' Spirited Women's Directory of 2014. I am joined by 14 other lovely ladies. Launching on 12/12/13, please mark your calendar to see the chosen Spirited Women worldwide, who are bound to make you smile and inspire you to be the best that you can be, no matter your circumstances. It's FREE, for you my friend. Free inspiration from me to you so that you can strive your best to accomplish one baby step at a time. Just one day at a time.

Now what could be better than that? My gift to you this Holiday Season.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Prayers and Illness

by Dr. Margaret Aranda

So many people don't know what to do when some one close to them gets sick or injured. Whether it's a neighbor, a colleague at work, or a family member, all of a sudden we wish we had paid attention every time we had heard the words "brain injury" or "diabetes" all our lives, as if we could go back in time. We don't have to carry that guilt, because every day is a new day and even if thousands of miles separate you from the person you love, let me tell you that there is nothing stronger than prayer.

I was raised Catholic, and even though I am now Lutheran, I still love to say the Rosary. For those of you who do not know how to say it:

1. Start at the Crucifix, stating your belief in God, in Jesus, the Resurrection, and life eternal;
2. The lone bead is always The Lord's Prayer;
3. The next 10 beads are always the Hail Mary;
4. Go around the whole rosary saying each prayer, until you are back at the Crucifix again.

I find comfort in The Lord's Prayer. He taught us to be grateful for what we have, to forgive others, and he let us know that we will be judged by the same measure that we ourselves judge. Scary thought. I'd better be more forgiving. 

I know there were many people praying for me while I was destitute and in bed for 6 years. I know that when I had a 'cerebral event' in January that landed me flat on my back again, that people were praying for me again. And I know that without those prayers going up as a sweet scent to Heaven, I would not be here. Intercession is a powerful tool, and we are so blessed that God is a persuadable God. Don't you hate it when you want to persuade someone into doing something with you? And they say no and they won't budge? Well, God isn't like that. He listens. He considers. He loves His Children.

So the next time you feel sad and lonely, pray. Pray out loud and thank God for what you do have. Because I'm grateful for my brain, my fingers, and my computer and the chance to talk to all of you. No matter what else happens, no one can take my computer away from me. And I know that God can turn this superficial 'curse' into a miracle and a blessing for many. So I trudge on, day by day. And I take one day at a time. And day by day, week by week, year by year, I will become what He wants me to be. Because I have asked him to mold me, to make me into what He wants me to be. And all good things come to those who love the Lord, to those who are called according to His purpose (Rom 8:28).

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Do Not Let Your Hearts be Troubled

Do not let your hearts be troubled. 

Trust in God; trust also in me.

In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.

I am going there to prepare a place for you. 

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

John 14:1-3; NIV.

For Renewal

Psalm 50:10

Create in me a pure, heart, O God,

and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

January 4, 2013: Interviewing on Talk Radio

This is just delightful!  Stephanie Riggs and her radio station, Divine Calling with Stephanie Riggs, have interviewed and featured so many wonderful books, that I just must have you take a look at her FaceBook page: Click Here.

What a Blessing!

She will be interviewing me on my book,  No More Tears: A Physician Turned Patient Inspires Recovery.

Many of you have known me since the times I was still on iv fluid, and this represents an accomplishment for all of us!  
Onward & Forward for Invisible Disabilities.  Onward & Forward we Go!