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"God gave us the Gift of Life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." Voltaire

What a freedom I have once again to take charge of my life and to dedicate it to the Glory of God!

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." -- Rom 12:1

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." -- Rom 12:2

Member Since: 12/18/2006

My Goals:
Goal to lose 296 to 155 by Jun 2017

To learn how to eat healthy again and develop the habit for a lifetime

To control my Type 2 Diabetes.

My Program:
--FOOD TRACKER is back & helping.

--1000 calories a day with exercise at least 5-6 times a week going to the YMCA.

--- 8 glasses of water per day.

--Low sodium,, and low carbs and low calories

--Learning about Portion control.

--Eating good portions of fruits and veggies everyday.

Personal Information:
Married to Cheryl for 45 years.

Our married life has changed dramatically since her double knee replacement 4 years ago.

She's got chronic pain which keeps her up sometimes at night.

But in spite she hangs in there, working a full time job & keeping up with the grandkids.

2 Daughters and 1 Son-in-Laws & an ex-son-in-law.

5 Grandchildren: Makayla, Shelby, Jaden & Gabe and Brooks

Pastored 6 churches over 33 years. Stepped out in 2007 to see ministry continuing as a College Adjunct Instructor which I am still doing.

Has an earned Bachelor in Bible (71) Master of Divinity (98) and a Doctorate of Ministry (02).

College Adjunct Instructor at Cowley County Community College since 2008.

I teach Philosophy, Ethics, Psychology presently. In the past I have taught Marriage and Families, Sociology, Public Speaking, Cultural Anthropology, Persuasion in Society, Gospel of John, Human Sexuality. I teach face to face classes, hybrid (hal

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Am looking forward to what I can do in 2016!!!

With Type 2 Diabetes I can manage this with diet, exercise and medication. I will never get rid of it or control it but I can manage it.

April 2016: Went to Diabetes Ed class. Some things good and some things not so good.

Nov: A1C 5.9 down from 12.4 on Jan 2016. Normal is 4.1 - 5.6

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    Your Sparked Friend made a New Beginning!
    771 days ago
    Hi Dennis! I'm not really back, but your blog post made its way to my email and I wanted to drop in to say "hi".

    It would be wonderful to join you on SP, but I don't know if I could commit. I'm not riding my bike now, although I did dust it off a few times for a spin. My weight was about the same at the docs office this summer, but I've lost muscle - which means I'm seeing a little something called flab. :(

    Keep blogging and I'll promise to read it!

    781 days ago
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    Oh sure. Now that I post my comment, the background color changes and you probably think I'm nuts that I couldn't see what I was typing! The comment box that I am typing in is royal blue - like the background on your page. And the font color looks like grey.
    1042 days ago
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    Hey, Dennis,

    WOW, the royal blue background color makes it hard for me to see what I'm typing. Sorry if there's typos. Oh, the typos get underlined. I can see them!

    Thanks for the comment on my status today. I was reading through your bio to see where you lived to see if you were dealing with the brutal polar vortex that we are in Chicago. I see that you teach at Cowley County Community College. I work at a community college, too. I don't teach, though. I'm in the Library. Very cool that you have your Doctorate of Ministry. No wonder your posts are always so thoughtful, encouraging, and spiritual.

    Enjoy your evening, my soul-brother! And stay warm cause I think Kansas is in this winter grip, too.


    1042 days ago
    Surprise.....!! I've been missing for quite a while but hope to be back after it after the first of the year. I'm still watching and working out, but have been on Facebook. You can find me there as Mary Ann Bell Brandon. There's just so many people I know there. I haven't forgotten you, though, and wanted to wish you and yours a lovely holiday season, Dennis. Hope all is well.

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    1089 days ago
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