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A Fresh Start

Greetings dancers!

It has been a while since I have updated this blog. Why? So many things were happening to me all at once since the last time I posted anything. 

I didn't want to burden you all with what has happening but now that it is over I feel free enough to tell you. 

The last time I updated this blog I was sick with an illness that blocks the sweat glands which is very painful and causes boils under the arms. Doctors had given me no hope of ever recovering from the illness. I am happy to say that I am healed! 

I started to recover in February 2014. The following month I learned I was expecting again. So, our family has grown. When this happened I knew I wouldn't be able to dance for a very long time. I had to concentrate on my family. We are in full-time homeschool mode so it makes it a little difficult to focus on dance with two school aged children and a toddler. 

I've been feeling the pull to continue to write articles on Dancing in the Spirit when the time is right. I don't know how often or how consistent publishing will be. However, I have several ideas I think will help you grow in dance ministry. 

I have also taken the time to start other blogs. One of them is the Desk of Katina Davenport where I share articles on the best practices of starting a blog. I started this because so many people have asked me how to do it. I have also started another blog called Inspired Women With Purpose. I wanted to start this as a passion project. I've been through a lot as a woman, mom, and wife. I felt I needed to share my personal experiences in order to help someone else. 

So, be on the lookout for new articles. I will be starting the newsletters again. Stay tuned.


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