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  • Time of Your Life: Small Deposits

    4/29/2016 5:39:00 AM, by KRITTYGIRL67

    I"ve been listening to Andy Stanley preach on the topic "Time of Your Life." It is a wonderful series. In the 3rd lesson, he said something that hit me a little deeper--he said that if you need better discipline, the Bible calls that SELF CONTROL. Some big questions to consider: What is the... Read more


    4/28/2016 6:11:45 AM, by SMIDGON

    Well, we took John to the oncologist yesterday afternoon. There was some areas, but, the oncologist felt they were scar tissue and such. He will be watching them. However, there are 3 suspicious spots on his liver! He will be having a biopsy. Then, if confirmed, he will have to have C... Read more


    4/27/2016 9:57:47 AM, by SMIDGON

    Yesterday when Hubby took John to the urologist. The urologist said, depending on the report today from the oncologist, then he would decide on whether to remove the Stent and not replace, or to replace it. You see, they have to be dealt with every three months! We go to the oncologist ... Read more


    4/26/2016 6:42:39 AM, by SMIDGON

    WHAT IN God's name is going on? ANOTHER ONE.! A young family man belonging to our Church Gatherings was ill. Instead of getting better, he steadily got worse. This past Sunday he went to the ER.. after much testing, he was admitted to the ICC in critical condition come to find out; he has... Read more

  • Finding balance ...

    4/22/2016 4:11:53 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    I seem to find it very difficult finding the right balance a lot of the time. Take even being here on Spark for example. If I'm here then I tend to be spending a LOT of time on here ... which can end up taking over from doing other things that need doing including the healthier living that is my mai... Read more

  • WHAT S UP?

    4/21/2016 6:08:18 PM, by SMIDGON

    Well, today starts Johns testing. As you know, he finished his Chemo.. Today he had his blood work drawn. This next Monday he has his colon/abdominal cavity /kidney/and pelvis area CT SCAN done. Also, they added the second CT SCAN for his chest. On Tuesday of next week he has his kid... Read more

  • I got a compliment and I liked it

    4/15/2016 4:44:38 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    For a long time I've really struggled with receiving compliments, so it kind of surprised me today when I received one and found I actually liked it. I saw an old colleague today for the first time in a few months and he asked about my health. Then explained he was asking because of "this" and wave... Read more


    4/14/2016 10:03:59 AM, by SMIDGON

    All this stress is starting to take its toll on hubby and I! the signs keep rearing their ugly heads. But, that's neither here nor there. I try to outsmart everything that comes along. Anywoo, yesterday before I went down to Johns I went to "Dollar Tree ". I wanted to get a few things, ... Read more

  • Why. did. i. do. that? (and asking for help)

    4/13/2016 10:15:28 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Firstly the punctuation ... what is with it? I've seen it in several books lately ... and I guess it is meant to be pauses for dramatic effect? and echoes the way we sometimes say things even though it looks a bit odd. However, the title of this blog is more to do with my decision yesterday to ... Read more

  • The touch of a godly woman

    4/13/2016 8:37:28 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Yesterday I received two things from different women. The first was a goodie on here which came with a powerful note reminding me of God's comfort from ASOBFALLS (thanks!) and the second was a packet of tea purchased by a woman working with me while she was on holidays. Both were so timely, and so m... Read more

  • Perspective Determines My Operation

    4/13/2016 6:05:18 AM, by KRITTYGIRL67

    This morning in my quiet time, I read 1 Samuel 25. It is the story of David, on the run from Saul, when he camps out in the wilderness and asks for help from Nabal. Nabal, the fool, insults David and refuses to offer hospitality to him, even though David protected Nabal's men and thousands of sh... Read more

  • Let me see you shine!

    4/12/2016 7:02:24 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    That thought just jumped into my head a minute ago, and I love it! Let me see you shine Yes!!!... Read more

  • Running / swimming / living our OWN race!

    4/12/2016 4:51:27 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    I'm not sure if you've ever watched a race where the person out in front ends up losing the race; not because they didn't have the ability to win but because they kept looking back to see what the other competitors were doing and ended up losing time (and the race) because of it or in some cases eve... Read more

  • The day so far with Day 2, and some spelt bread.

    4/11/2016 11:26:48 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    So far day 2 is going well, although I accidentally ate a lot more than I planned to for lunch. I had spelt bread recommended to me by a friend as something that might be beneficial and finally bought a loaf of a spelt grain sourdough yesterday. It looks and tastes amazing ... however, it is a very ... Read more

  • Day one

    4/11/2016 5:42:56 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    First day of a new 50 day challenge and I'm excited. right now the focus is mostly on recommitting; refocusing on healthier living; moving more and finding ways to deal with difficult emotions in ways other than turning to food. One day at a time, with Gods help, I can do this! also planning to read... Read more

  • Do I want to lose this weight?

    4/10/2016 9:57:31 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    I was thinking about this question earlier today - do I want to lose this weight? The immediate answer that sprung to mind is a very loud and obvious YES. Yes I want to lose it; Yes I want to get healthier; Yes I want to have more energy. Yes there are lots of yesses. And yet ... if I w... Read more


    4/9/2016 9:27:33 AM, by SMIDGON

    We woke up to 3-4" of snow overnight! Underneath it all, ICE ! It is to be in the 20 ' s all day! John and I are staying in all day, because of our weak bones! Hugs, Lexie and Janet... Read more

  • #TIBET

    4/8/2016 8:37:06 AM, by SMIDGON

    Yesterday I went to the dr. Due to almost impossible weight bearing! They took an x-ray. I was concern because of neuropathy and because of osporsporous (???) But, it is similiar to my long - x back problems. Wear and tear of joints! I am determined NO SURGERY. So I got a call from the phar... Read more

  • Fell way behind - update

    4/7/2016 11:13:22 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Well after posting back in December that depression was hitting and that I was starting to fall behind ... the result was, I did. Got pulled under or something and it's been really hard getting back to Spark after that. Weight wise, I've mostly stayed at the same weight which is still better than re... Read more

  • So, here I am again...

    4/6/2016 10:28:04 PM, by CLAIREMZM

    Some days I feel just fine about my weight. I think, I'm not THAT overweight. I'm okay. Then I realize that the extra weight I'm carrying makes it harder to keep up with my husband when we walk. Or I can't bend over to tie my shoes. Or I can't curl up on the couch. So, I really h... Read more


    4/6/2016 4:34:52 PM, by SMIDGON

    We spent the morning in a legal conference call for Special Needs Trust Fund. Anyone done this?... Read more

  • Ruth Made Her Choice

    4/3/2016 8:00:30 AM, by KRITTYGIRL67

    This morning in my quiet time, I read the story of Ruth. Before today, I never pondered her perspective when making the choice to leave Moab. Her family, traditions, culture, religious beliefs--everything she grew up knowing--was in Moab. I understand that when she married a foreigner, she was co... Read more

  • Gideon, Jephthah, Samson--Judging the Judges

    4/1/2016 6:25:44 AM, by KRITTYGIRL67

    The scary thing about reading the Old Testament is how many times the people of God turned their backs on Him--even though they were supposed to be the model/representation of His power. I'm currently reading Judges in my quiet time (I use Bible Reading Plan of reading both Ol... Read more