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And Faith Is The Most Difficult

Monday, February 04, 2013      14 comments

I sat in church yesterday morning and listened to that beautiful reading from Paul 1st Corinthians Chapter 13. Student of the bible or not you've heard it at weddings and saw it on numerous greeting cards. "Love is patient, love is kind...." it ... Read more

Sunday Morning Reflections and Revelations

Sunday, February 03, 2013      17 comments

Long before he became a country music legend, Kenny Rogers played in a rock band called The First Edition. One of their songs, ďTell It All Brother,Ē has a line within it thatís always haunted me. Simply put it says ďAnd in the dungeons of your... Read more

It's Not Your Fault

Saturday, February 02, 2013      15 comments

A dear Spark friend lost their job this past week. It wasn't anticipated. It came out of the clear blue and well, we've all had those moments in our lives where we sit their numbly and seem to move as if by rote. Like losing a partner or a child... Read more

But Will They Have Facebook Accounts?

Thursday, January 31, 2013      20 comments

This one has me scratching my head. The Smithsonian Zoo in Washington DC announced that it has purchased IPads for the orangutans it houses in its primate exhibit. It has to do with mental focus and boredom. Apparently this form of primate ... Read more

Isaiah 50:10-11

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      16 comments

Part of my overall wellness initiative for 2013 is to take time at the beginning of each day to meditate and reflect. Iíve found that when I donít my days seem more scattered and less focused. Iím inclined to succumb to impulsive eating and some... Read more


Saturday, January 26, 2013      16 comments

I learned a lesson at Wal-Mart this morning and it humbled me. I go grocery shopping with Joan and we have an understanding: I stay out of her way and she lets me go grocery shopping with her. Usually I wander the electronics aisle or sport... Read more

But I Didn't

Friday, January 25, 2013      28 comments

Tucked away behind a long stretch of highways sits Dianeís Bakery. Diane is a wonderful lady and a most excellent baker. I pass her bakery three mornings each week as I motor out of town. IF Diane knows you, she will take the fresh, almost warm ... Read more

3 Results

Thursday, January 24, 2013      16 comments

I was reading a coaching colleagues blog about creating effective marketing strategies yesterday afternoon. She suggested you make a list of 30 benefits your clients would derive from working with you. She went on to challenge us not to dwell on... Read more

Letting Go

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      15 comments

I was driving down the road one day, doing battle with my fears when this quote popped into my head. I used this picture during a recent seminar. Thought I'd share it with you. Read more

Persistence & Its Cousin Perseverance

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      18 comments

Last week at this time I was scratching my head. I'd stayed within calorie limits, exercised, meditated and got enough sleep. I stepped on the scale and the proverbial tale of the tape showed showed a 2.8 pound gain. If you want the gory details... Read more


Sunday, January 20, 2013      22 comments

I received a Spark mail late yesterday. The author said that they really enjoyed my blog about how I spent part of my day they werenít quite sure what it had to do with weight loss, health or fitness. They took great pains to tell me how well I ... Read more

All About Eggs, Shoelaces, Kids and Sports

Saturday, January 19, 2013      18 comments

Once a month, on a Saturday, Joan goes shopping with our daughters. They leave early and return late. That leaves me to my own devices. Iím kind of like the dog that walked out the back gate thatís left unlatched. I wander up and down the alley ... Read more

A Bit of Wisdom (Not My Own) and a Bit of Humor (My Own)

Thursday, January 17, 2013      13 comments

I love to share stuff, especially the stuff that has deep meaning and blows me away. I was traveling today and I had an opportunity to catch up some of my favorite pod casts while driving through Southern Indiana. One story has captured my atten... Read more

Results and Some Stuff Just For Fun

Wednesday, January 16, 2013      17 comments

It might seem insignificant but I had tears in my eyes. I was able to walk one half mile (Not quite sure what that is in meters to me friends on the metric system.) this morning without any pain. Oh, I was a bit stiff and sore afterwards but I ... Read more

Hang Tough, You Warrior

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      32 comments

I got on and off the scale three times. Each time the result was the same. Iíd gained 2.8 pounds this past week which was exactly the amount Iíd lost the week before. Like a revolving door, a whole host of emotions ran through my brain Ė s... Read more

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