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Why You Are My Friend

Saturday, January 29, 2011      32 comments

The only thing I can figure out is that my appointment with God, His angels and His saints occurs between four and six am. I never get amazing insights during the day. It is only for a host a reasons that when I wake up that early, lie in bed le... Read more

I Am Learning To Love

Friday, January 28, 2011      14 comments

I hope this makes as much sense when you read it as it does in my head when as I am writing it. We are the most well intentioned people in the world here at Spark. We are supportive, encouraging and helpful. If I ever need advice on anythi... Read more

So......... Who Are We?

Friday, January 28, 2011      19 comments

I hadn’t thought about Dave in a long time. Dave worked for me a few years back. There was never anything he couldn’t do. When a job came open he thought he’d like, he’d apply for it. People would tell him he didn’t have the education or the exp... Read more

The World I Create For Myself

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      36 comments

Five of us sat around an imaginary table last night and talked about our souls. We were from all over the world and brought to the table different forms of spirituality and methods of expressing them. At the end of our session the facilitator c... Read more

The Wisdom of Winter

Monday, January 24, 2011      18 comments

I struggle every January. I keep hoping and praying that through some extra ordinary miracle I will wake up and we will have by passed the cold, sleet and snow and the trees and flowers will be in full bloom and that means my demeanor will be th... Read more

My Mothers Prescription For Health

Sunday, January 23, 2011      27 comments

Joan and I were cleaning out a closet the other day when we ran across a box of old photos. Most of them were from when we were both younger and I was much thinner. When we were married in 1974 I weighed one hundred fifty seven pounds. I was twe... Read more

Finding My Default Setting

Saturday, January 22, 2011      17 comments

I was lying in bed around four this morning and the thought struck me that I really wonder how many times I get off course because I confuse who I am with what I do? I think it happens a lot. I rolled over on my back and started to “define” me a... Read more

Finding A Bit of Insight or The "Ah-Ha" Moment

Friday, January 21, 2011      15 comments

One of the reasons I decided to help people as a career is that I wanted them to see and believe you didn’t need to be perfect to be successful. I am living proof of that, LOL. I wanted people to see that you could still have some bumps and bru... Read more

Begining Anew

Thursday, January 20, 2011      22 comments

A very long time ago a priest once told me “God creates from nothing and until we are nothing God cannot create.” I believe I felt the hand and breath of God yesterday not only through my despair but in the real out pouring of love I felt from e... Read more

A Very Low Point

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      52 comments

There are days when I feel like I am in a room that is very small and no matter in which direction I turn, my nose hits a wall. I am beyond being frustrated. I am beyond being angry. I don’t care and it scares me. I have been here before. I have... Read more

My New Shoes

Friday, January 14, 2011      25 comments

First and foremost, thank you to everyone who gave input on my foot pain blog of a few days ago. I really appreciated the advice and as I told Joan I knew I get good advice if I came here for help. My “shoe guy” is Fleet Feet of Louisville.... Read more

Runners Advice Requested Please

Wednesday, January 12, 2011      16 comments

In the past two weeks about a mile in to each of my runs the arches in my feet begin to feel like someone is hitting them with a ballpeen hammer. Once I stop running and take off my running shoes the pain subsides, but while I am running it's ba... Read more

Yesterdays Lunch

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      30 comments

Well after spending two days sitting around ready magazines full of healthy tips on how to navigate this dietary minefield I exist in half the time I decided to go the kitchen and test out some ideas. I was really bored, also. First up was... Read more

These Three Things........

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      18 comments

It snowed last night. It was the soft powdery kind of snow that is easy to dust off your car and sidewalk. It means an extra fifteen to twenty minutes to get ready and after all, who isn’t rushed most mornings to begin with? I took the garbage ... Read more

Just A Few Thoughts and Ideas

Monday, January 10, 2011      14 comments

Despite my best positive efforts, right mindedness and attracting all that is good and holy into my being, the virus of the week and its companion, a sinus infection laid me low yesterday. I felt so bad that I didn’t even feel guilty about not ... Read more


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