Asking For Prayers
Sometimes I'm foolish enough to believe that my 1000+ Spark friends read each of my postings. This time I hope my cock eyed optimism is right.
Our (Notice how I said "Our") dear friend Dutchiekiwi is having a time of it. She has been strugg... Read more
I am never going to have my picture on the Spark start page with me and the Spark guy beaming out at the world wide web. I'm not a really good example but I am persistent. I been through my ups, my downs and even a couple all arounds.
I'm ... Read more
I walked into the library yesterday and Leslie came up and said hello. A BFF of our son Tim, librarian and local news reporter, I've known her for close to ten years. She is, in a word, the quintessential "twenty-something."
After an exchan... Read more
Saturday was picture perfect. The sun was shining, it was 73F, there was a slight breeze and my DGD and I held hands as we walked around the zoo. If I could have froze the moment I would have.
I've gotten in the habit of pausing to thank G... Read more
Good Intentions Part 5,678,000
I was leaving the grocery store just a few minutes ago when I saw a young mother with a basket laden with groceries, a baby in a car seat and a 4 year old with more energy than a nuclear power plant! The 4 year old, as cute as cute can be, was r... Read more
To Do, To Do, To Do - That's The Dilemma!
It’s always good to hear from a Spark friend that hasn’t touched base in a while. So I was pleased the other day when an old and dear friend contacted me. What they asked caused me to stop and think. They said they’d been away from Spark for a b... Read more
It was hot and muggy yesterday I flipped though the TV a few times and nothing seemed to hold my interest until I saw Jon Voigts face peering out at me from behind a long beard. Voigt, it seems was starring in the title role of Noah, you know th... Read more
The universe contacts me every morning via email to make sure I'm okay and to share a bit of wisdom with me. I thought I'd pass this mornings thoughts on. They seemed pretty cool to me.
"The top 10 things people claim to have taken for ... Read more
We All Need A Fifth, We Really Do
Many years ago a very wise person told me there are four people in your life you must be able to trust implicitly, no questions asked. They are your clergyman, your lawyer, your doctor and your accountant. I've been pretty lucky because I enjoy ... Read more
A Source of Joy and Inspiration
Can you imagine a better birthday present than reaching your goal weight? Can you imagine stepping on the scale and watching it register that magic number? Our DD Maggie experienced that on Tuesday - her 29th birthday. She had used the Weight Wa... Read more
A Good Start Can Assure A Good Finish
I've shared Mark and Angel Hack Life with you guys before and this morning I'm going to share it with you again because it struck me the 8 practices they laid out in their blog are such a good companion piece to our journey towards health and ou... Read more
A few years ago an angel touched me. At my lowest, deepest despair, at a time when I couldn't take three steps without pain and my back remained stiff and painful a Spark friend who I hadn't known before and haven't found since sent me this link... Read more
A Quick Update
Thanks to those who've inquire about my absence from Spark this week. I am doing just fine, thank-you-very-much!!!
I am on a "wife mandated vacation," which means I was ordered to drop everything and take a week to relax. Mostly I've been w... Read more
"Never Doubt, Have No Fear...."
In 1986 my pastor gave me a copy of a book entitled "God Calling," by Two Listeners. The original copy is falling apart and housed in a zip lock bag. Thank goodness for the internet because I get my daily dose via email each morning.
I've ... Read more
"Thank You For What You've Taken Away From Me"
I've developed a habit of waking up at 2:30 each morning. My eyes snap open and I'm clear and cognizant. It used to get me really upset. I'd fret and fume, toss and turn and wonder why it was I couldn't sleep through the night, you know, like no... Read more
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