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Hi, I'm Van. I've been described as a firecracker. A golfer, a skiier, a paddler, a Most Valuable Player, a master carpenter, a musician, a poet, an artist, an encourager. Today, I'm wrestling with the real worth of these descriptions, because now I'm spent, ruined. ...again.

It's hard to believe, I've lost two amazing sons. One, a junior firefighter, the other, a symphonic musician. They were 15 years apart, both died at 17 years old. Over the years, I've become ...
Hi, I'm Van. I've been described as a firecracker. A golfer, a skiier, a paddler, a Most Valuable Player, a master carpenter, a musician, a poet, an artist, an encourager. Today, I'm wrestling with the real worth of these descriptions, because now I'm spent, ruined. ...again.

It's hard to believe, I've lost two amazing sons. One, a junior firefighter, the other, a symphonic musician. They were 15 years apart, both died at 17 years old. Over the years, I've become increasingly more Heaven-minded. I can't imagine growing old without them, but I'm looking forward to a time when I'll see them again.

I don't think of myself as an extremist, but if there exists a 'spark' in my heart for Jesus, I wouldn't want anything to snuff it out. Rather, fan it to flame. Although I'm shaken, I don't want to turn away from my faith in God, rather continue to trust and worship Him.

May a revival of His loving-kindness spread over us like a wildfire.

Peace.
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Member Since: 6/4/2012

SparkPoints: 2,217

Fitness Minutes: 3,296

My Goals:
I want to actively function well in my community. I want to share smiles and be supportive.

My Program:
As a part of my survivor plan, I'm working on getting in better shape. Eating right. I'm seeing a psychologist and a naturopathic doctor. Praying regularly. I joined a women's gym and attend the Church.

My Anthem:
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Personal Information:
I like adventures.

Other Information:
I like:
* Hiking
* Flying Kites

Books I like:
* The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom
* Rikki Tikki Tavi, Rudyard Kipling
* Trusting God, Even When Life Hurts, Jerry Bridges
* Watership Down, Richard Adams

Movies I like:
* Shawshank Redemption
* The Little Princess
* My Bodyguard (starring Chris Makepeace)
* Temple Grandin
* Comic book movies
* End of the Spear
* Unstoppable


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DRITTIMANN
7/1/2012 8:02:07 PM

Hi thank you for the gift and adding me as a friend. I have also added you as a friend. I hope you had a good weekend!

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SPARKABELLA13
6/26/2012 1:37:53 PM

Thanks for adding me as a friend -- I added you as well. I also appreciate the spark goodie -- just what I needed this week, indeed!

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SEASONS__CHANGE
6/23/2012 1:03:53 PM

Thanks for the friend add and I hope all is well your way.

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ANGELWENDYMAMA
6/18/2012 1:30:21 PM

Thanks so much for the goodie! I'm not yet done with the 28 Day Challenge, though. I'm done with three weeks! Today is day 22, start of the last week of it. I can do it, I'm sure! :) Every day there are temptations, you know? Just about every day, at least. Amazed I managed to skip the big cake and all the cookies at church coffee hour, esp. during PMS time! WOOHOO!! That was a biggie, actually.



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6/18/2012 11:49:42 AM

emoticon emoticon to Positively Yours....A License to Succeed. Please jump onto the team page and introduce yourself. Under the Challenge forum the $$$ jar can be joined anytime and the fitness challenge can be joined anytime. There is a challenge starting on 6/22 that will run the whole summer season. Check it out. emoticon for joining.



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