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Update On My Dad

Tuesday, October 19, 2010      28 comments

There is a point in time where it dawns on you that the roles and their meanings have changed. The child becomes the parent and the parent becomes the child. Itís unsettling. You were raised to respect, honor and love your parents. They knew bes... Read more

"Dont Stop Believing"

Saturday, October 16, 2010      20 comments

My blog title this morning is one of the songs I use to warm up before I run. It not only gets my juices flowing, so to speak, but it gives me a really good reminder that I can do anything I choose to do. I began running May 8, 2010 when I... Read more


Friday, October 15, 2010      17 comments

I forgave Old John last night. It was the least comfortable thing Iíve done in quite some time. Truth be known I didnít want to go down this road. Allegorically my running in the last five months has produced more than health itís been a conveni... Read more

Taking What The Room Gives You

Thursday, October 14, 2010      14 comments

I am eternally fighting with myself. Itís not the knock, down, drag out sort of fight itís really more of a struggle to see who wins. Maybe itís safe to say itís often the battle between the heart and the mind. Because I tripped and fell t... Read more

Looking At "Thank You" In A Different Light.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      17 comments

I was doing a bit of reading while I was waiting for a client to call earlier and I ran across something by Patrick Henry Reardon that really struck home. "Suppose for a moment that God began taking from us the many things we had failed to ... Read more

When It's Time For A Change

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      14 comments

Shortly before I joined Spark I switched gyms. It wasnít an easy decision. I had belonged to my gym for thirteen years and was on its Board of Directors for four of those years. I woke up one morning and realized that it was not meeting my needs... Read more

Special Me Revisited (video blog)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010      7 comments

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You Deal, You Heal

Monday, October 11, 2010      21 comments

We are indeed a very busy people!!! I think we have been conditioned to behave this way. Ē Pull this lever, push this button, put a smile on your face, feel better, now quickly get back on the tread mill with the rest of the mice and everythin... Read more

And Sometimes Things Dont Go The Way You Plan Them (video blog)

Saturday, October 09, 2010      31 comments

John falls down............ hard... Read more

Getting Ready for my Second 5K (video blog)

Saturday, October 09, 2010      8 comments

Saturday morning. I am amped!!!!... Read more

God Knows We're Trying (He Told Me)

Friday, October 08, 2010      30 comments

I am a very light sleeper. The smallest noise, inside or out usually wakes me up and when I am up I donít fall back to sleep right away. Mostly I just lie there. Iím not complaining. Iíve gotten used to this. My neighbor leaves for work around t... Read more

Two Words That Can Change Your Day (video blog)

Thursday, October 07, 2010      23 comments

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Who Inspires You?

Wednesday, October 06, 2010      17 comments

Who inspires you? Have you ever taken the time to tell them what their effort, hard work and inspiration means to you? I know I am really guilty of riding someone elseís coat tails and never letting them know what a huge difference they have mad... Read more

"Do I Need A Mentor?" It Just Might Help (video blog)

Monday, October 04, 2010      9 comments

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90 Day Push

Sunday, October 03, 2010      17 comments

How much of an investment are you ready to make in you? Thatís the question I asked myself when LAWRALOO invited me to participate in the 90 Day Push Team. Time flies quickly when you are having fun and her invitation forced me to realize ... Read more

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