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A Thousand Reasons.............

Monday, March 11, 2013      33 comments

Iím not what you call a Spark success story. You wonít find my picture gracing any ads or motivational articles. If I added up all the weight Iíve lost and gained back, I would have vanished from sight!!! Iíve been a member of this group s... Read more

"I Will Never Forget You....."

Friday, March 08, 2013      20 comments

Iím not one to complain but this has been a rough one. A year ago this week we kept vigil over my father as he passed from this life into the next. It will be one year tomorrow and itís amazing the stuff you recall. Stuff that hasnít hit y... Read more

Request For Prayer, Love and Healing Energy

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      42 comments

Last Thursday my sister Mary received a phone call from the assisted living facility my mother is at. The staff had observed my mom trying to head out the front door to go meet my dad for a "special day" as she put it. It was my moms 82 birthday... Read more

..... And No One Ever Names Their Kid Judas (video blog)

Friday, March 01, 2013      7 comments

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Finding Faith

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      15 comments

I am not a preacher. I do speak in public frequently and I have been on my feet for eight hours doing training and development work for days at a time. I do have some empathy with what Jesus felt after a long, hard day of preaching and teaching.... Read more

What Is It I Really Want (video blog)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013      14 comments

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A Monday Motivation

Monday, February 25, 2013      17 comments

I made my cup of tea, poured my cheerios into a bowl and picked up the morning paper. Joan and I woke up early this morning and went to the gym. I was feeling all revved up full of health and only a few minor aches and pains. I was on top of the... Read more

Mindful Meditation - A Reflection of Sorts

Thursday, February 21, 2013      14 comments

If I meditate any longer than ten minutes at a time my mind wanders far, far away and with each journey it becomes more difficult to pull it back into the present. Most of the time its exhorting me to get up and do SOMETHING, anything other than... Read more

How Little Changes Can Make Important Impacts

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      23 comments

Last week was a good week for me to practice mindfulness. My spiritual belief includes the practice of Lent. Joan and I sat down and talked about things we should and shouldnít do to make our lives fuller, richer and more in balance. We decided ... Read more

Which One Are You?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      18 comments

I have a scenario that plays in my head. I am witnessing my birth. The doctors and nurses are shouting instructions; my mother is sweating and pushing. As I pass from darkness into light I start to see shapes and images. The doctor turns m... Read more

"Be Aware......"

Monday, February 18, 2013      16 comments

This morning during my meditation and devotional I was asked to share the following without comment. So I will "Be Aware of My Love. Be Aware of My Healing. Be Aware of my Forgiveness. My love can heal. My love can forgive." ... Read more

When Where We're Headed Isn't Where We Belong

Friday, February 15, 2013      17 comments

Every two weeks or so I load the trunk and take our newspapers and tin cans to the recycling station. DDís always bring their stuff over. This morning as I unloaded the trunk I was struck by all the messages screaming out at me from magazine cov... Read more

Pen Pals

Wednesday, February 13, 2013      17 comments

When I was 8 I had a pen pal in England. For the life of me I canít recall where he lived. I do remember that his name was Johnny. His mom had been my momís pen pal since the late 1930ís. I used to love to look at those special overseas air mail... Read more

High Noon

Tuesday, February 12, 2013      20 comments

DD Katie sent me a text message earlier today that read ďSally Smith, who works with Joan, was mean to mom. You need to unfriend her on Facebook.Ē A few minutes later I received another text message telling me to let everyone know that Sally Smi... Read more

The Other Side of Forgivness

Monday, February 11, 2013      29 comments

Dave and I had been friends for close to ten years. About five years ago, Dave went through some really dramatic changes in his life. I offered as much support as I could but Dave gradually slipped into a life style that was destructive and dang... Read more

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