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oh no, I refuse to gain this weight back!! pics included

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

a self portrait ( I made changes to a painting I 1st published/copyright in 2009) Yes, I wear glasses now, too:

I was upset because I've gained weight since I last posted about NOT gaining weight!! Since then, I've been on meds that promise you'll gain weight. I put on 12 pounds. It's been about 3 weeks or maybe a month. I refuse to let it get me down! I had my hair cut and the cut it so short I almost cried. Oh well, it grows back.

This car accident does not/will not define who I am:

He is my spirit/ my breathe:

My confession:

Peanut has a great suggestion and though the bible says it best, he does a pretty good job of paraphrasing:

1 Thessalonians 5:18

King James Version KJV)

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
I'm praising GOD through it, not for the accident and all of the changes!!!

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LINTPICKER 10/19/2014 8:39AM

    emoticon God is with you. I know you are praising him for this path.

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RDEE22 10/16/2014 9:12AM

    Great portrait! Love Peanut! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 10/15/2014 10:08PM

    Thanks for the inspirational blog! Sometimes the medicines we have to be on will cause weight gain. Heres hoping that the medicines are only temporary and you will soon be off them, and losing the weight you gained. emoticon

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123ELAINE456 10/15/2014 9:13PM

  An Awesome Self Portrait of Oneself. Love It. Love all of the Quotes. And the Beautiful Photos. I'm on medication that has put weight back on me too. I don't like it one bit. But we need the medications to keep us going. It has upset me too. So I know how you feel. God will take care of us. God Blessings Always. Have a Great Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!Take Care Of Yourself and Stay Healthy. I'm Praying for You and Your Family.

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    emoticon Nice self portrait. Best to you. emoticon

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WENDYJM4 10/15/2014 7:30PM

    hugs, Della love the self portrait. emoticon emoticon

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MICKEYH 10/15/2014 5:51PM

    Great poster. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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SANDRALEET 10/15/2014 2:23PM

    Give thanks in all things even the hard

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GLORY- 10/15/2014 2:11PM

    emoticon blog! emoticon
Some wonderful quotes and a emoticon attitude!

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SPARKFRAN514 10/15/2014 1:34PM

    Thinking about and like you say hair grows back I to got a b ad hair this last time and every morning i tell my self hair grows back.
and those pounds will be gone again don't give up you are more than a number on the scales think of all the people you make smile with your blogs
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great quotes had to copy a couple for me emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/15/2014 1:18PM

    HUGS sweetie! Love the self portrait. Sometimes with a drastic change in hair cut, it just takes some working with and getting used to. (((HUGS)))) in the meantime.

Hope your DD and grandson are doing well.

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AVANELL 10/15/2014 1:17PM

    God has a great "comeback" planned for every "set back" that we experience. This, too, shall pass and you will experience the victory in it!

God bless!


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MADMANSMAMA87 10/15/2014 12:46PM

    You can do it, Della!!!
Hugs, Doll!!!!


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MOMMY445 10/15/2014 12:43PM

    what a great blog! have a terrific day!

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ALICEART2010 10/15/2014 12:42PM

    God Bless You! emoticon emoticon

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A trial or a faith builder ??? (Pics included)

Friday, October 10, 2014

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon so much is happening!! BALANCE PLEASE emoticon
We have been through a true test of our faith in GOD and He came through!! Our premmie babe, Cyrek, was born 33 days early. He is perfect in every way and weighs almost 7 pounds at 6 days old!

On the 8th, Tif, his mom = my daughter, was rushed to the ER when they thought she may have had a mini stroke(s). It was a test for me to be with the 2 grand babies, and my dear SIL while she was there at the hospital. I couldn't stay with her as there isn't room in the car for 4 adults, and 2 baby seats.

Her husband and the premmie who is breast fed, went on the 2nd ride to the hospital while I stayed home with Ava, the 2 year old. You know how busy a 2 year old is! I didn't have time to fret.

I prayed, and so did many of my family members as well as my SPARK FAMILY! I spoke faith, knowing GOD was in control. I knew no matter what, GOD was in the middle of this trial.
I also stayed in reality and didn't let it sway my faith in GOD. They ran many tests, and sent her home at 6 pm the following night, with a referral to an ophthalmologist. No mini strokes and they also ruled out preeclampsia! PTL! The symptoms had disappeared~~

I was raised not to run to the DR. for every little thing. Tif was also, as she's my daughter. She is very aware of her symptoms and is also studying for a career n the medical field. We've learned to respect each other though we are very different. Our extremes have helped to bring us both into a balance.

I'm at one extreme in belief that GOD heals!! I've learned that DR.s heal, too. I pray Tif sees that GOD heals by using DR.s as well as by faith in HIM.

New lessons I'm learning:

I think Audrey Hepburn says it best:

By choosing GOD's way through His word, the Holy Bible, we are the author of our tomorrows: HE will guide us!

This is one prayer that I prayed while Tif was in the hospital (among many others) that allowed me to sleep peacefully during this trial:

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Proverbs 27:17King James Version (KJV)

17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. (and family, too, if we let HIM do His perfect work in us)

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MYAKAYAH 10/14/2014 7:11PM

    Wonderful everything turned out well for Tiff and the baby! emoticon

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IMAVISION 10/13/2014 10:10PM

    Rejoicing with you in all the blessings our Abba has supplied y'all with!

God bless!


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AVANELL 10/12/2014 10:05PM

    Praying for you and your family, Della! God is the Healer; man sometimes is the vessel He flows His healing through. May your daughter experience total and complete healing in the name of Jesus! It really doesn't matter how God gets it to you, the only thing that matters is that she receives her healing.


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SPARKFRAN514 10/11/2014 8:56PM

    emoticon Things continue to improve and your family is on the road to recovery . what a test if ones faith. hugs to everyone. thanks for sharing .

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MICKEYH 10/11/2014 10:31AM

    Glad to hear he is doing well. emoticon emoticon

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SANDRALEET 10/11/2014 9:39AM

    The hardest thing in life is accepting why Gods plans are whot they are .We learn he not us is in control We all have our hard times Some way more then others even though there faith love for God is strong We as Humans do not understand

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WENDYJM4 10/11/2014 5:06AM

    I hope Tif is still okay and the baby sounds like he s doing well.

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123ELAINE456 10/11/2014 2:04AM

  So glad that Tif is home and doing well. You a=have a very Beautiful Daughter and Grandkids. Love the Photos. I'm going through a lot now too. My Son Ernie is back in the hospital with an abscess in the soto cyst. Please pray for him. He is not doing well Thank You for your prayers. I hope you are doing better too. Been praying for all of you. God Blessings Always. Have a Terrific Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care. Love all of your Quotes too.

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GLORY- 10/10/2014 11:28PM

    Praise the Lord Tif is ok! I didnt know about that.She is so beautiful! The last I
talked to you was tuesday evening. Then I didnt see you post anything Wednesday... and Yesterday I was busy most of the day but was praying for you. So today I intended to send you mail because you were going for surgery ( yet I doubted it) but since you didnt seem to be around I wasnt waiting any longer to make contact. Praying for all of you! emoticon emoticon

I really like that quote about 'beautiful eyes (lips,poise)

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TXGRANDMA 10/10/2014 9:35PM

    So glad that Tiff is OK! Love the photo of her and the 2 kids! She is a gorgeous girl! Yes, I believe that our trials are used by God to draw us closer to Him and increase our faith. He is purifying us and making us ready to meet Him! emoticon

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SEVERINA418 10/10/2014 8:23PM

    I'm glad everything is okay!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/10/2014 7:13PM

    So very glad to hear that your Tif is all right and that your grandson is growing so well! Good signs.

HUGS and continued prayers for the both of them. AND for you too. It is a true test of faith when family is ill.

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Premmie grandson and my surgery update!! (PICTURES INCLUDED)

Monday, October 06, 2014

Our precious emoticon gift:

This is a wonderful to have little Cyrek. His mom, wasn't suppose to be able to carry a baby to term; but at almost 8 months, little Cyrek is doing emoticon GREAT!! All thanks emoticon go to: Modern technology, loving DR.s and my BIG GOD! emoticon (not in that order, of course)

The wreck caused my life to change forever:

The changes happened right as I learned this lesson:

Now I'm relearning these lessons:

Precious Adie my dear 13 yr. old GD:

I will need to postpone my surgery that I had moved up so as not to conflict with the birth of Cyrek! They are coming home the day I was suppose to have my surgery. I think that's the best reason ever!

While others are trying to figure out whats next, this is my new motto. I think Bugs Bunny says it best:

Let's have a emoticon week my emoticon

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MSFROGGIE 10/8/2014 8:39AM

    Praise God!!

He's adorable!

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RELISA4HEALTH 10/7/2014 5:37PM

    I am so happy to hear how little baby boy has arrived safely. Praise God for this wonderful addition God has added to your family. I have always looked at children as being a precious gift given. I am so blessed to work with them at our church as I teach them the word of God. I love to watch as they grow and learn, I have learned so much from many of them.
I am so glad that despite the hard times that have touched your life due to the accident, you have learned to count it all joy. Your testimony of how you have allowed this time to teach you valuable lessons about yourself, is so powerful.
I love the quote you also shared that Sister Teresa had shared. So much wisdom she shared in her quote. How true it is that this world is upside down, because many people have lost sight of love. Love truly turns situations around. Look at our lives, touched by the love of Christ. We truly are the new creations He teaches us about.
I send hugs your way. Know that I love you and pray for you. Know that I believe in you and that the best is yet to come for you. Keep shining brightly for Christ.

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TXGRANDMA 10/6/2014 10:40PM

    What beautiful grandchildren you have! They are the greatest thing ever, aren't they? Hope that your surgery goes well, I will say a prayer or two! When are you going to have surgery now that you had to postpone it?

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123ELAINE456 10/6/2014 6:58PM

  Congratulations Grandma on the Birth of your very Beautiful Grandson. I hope your Daughter Tif is doing much better too. I love all of the Photos and Quotes so vey much. God is our Miracle Worker in all things. I would have post bone the surgery in a Heartbeat too. Your Daughter, New Grandson and Family comes first right now. Your Surgery can wait for awhile longer. Enjoy Cyeck to the fullest when they got home from the hospital. Hope your little Granddaughter will love her little brother too. Praying for a lot of God Miracles In Your Life Too. God Blessings Always. Have a very Enjoyable Wonderful Week with the Family. May God Be With All Of You Always. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!To Everyone. We give all of these things to the Lord. Amen. Take Care of Yourself Della Please. You have a very Beautiful Granddaughter too Praising God for all that he is doing in our lives. Thank You Jesus.

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GLORY- 10/6/2014 5:49PM

    So happy about the baby. Our God is a miracle worker!! emoticon
I already knew the other day you were not be having surgery now emoticon

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KIM22211 10/6/2014 3:21PM

    Beautiful baby! How do you pronounce his name?

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LACEYKYLE 10/6/2014 11:57AM

    Cyrek is beautiful Della!!! Praying about your surgery.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/6/2014 11:20AM

    Cyrek is absolutely beautiful!!!

And for sure, good reason to change things around with your surgery.

HUGS and hope things get easier for you. I know you are a woman of great faith. THAT'S what helps the most.

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SANDRALEET 10/6/2014 8:06AM

    Yes the devil keeps us running Lovely child Keep getting better

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WENDYJM4 10/6/2014 6:31AM

    Congrats Grandma. Beautiful grandchildren both of them, such a special time.
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MARYBETH4884 10/6/2014 6:25AM

    Both grandkids are beautiful! You are truly blessed! emoticon

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SEVERINA418 10/6/2014 4:54AM

    Congrats, Grandma! emoticon

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MICKEYH 10/6/2014 4:46AM

    Beautiful grand children. thanks for shring their photo with us. emoticon emoticon

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FLORIDAGHOST 10/6/2014 4:26AM

    Great job. Baby looks precious. Enjoy!

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when problems come

Friday, October 03, 2014


This is so true emoticon :

His love emoticon for us is so unbelievable:

emoticon Spark friends, you encourage me to keep trying and not give up! emoticon
YOU have really SPARKED me on! I've discovered many of YOU have passed this test with flying colors:

emoticon is appreciated! Blood work, EKG today, and EPI in my cervical neck on Tuesday if all goes well! They call it surgery so I will be put to sleep, but it's really day surgery and it's a shot in my spine at the neck to relieve inflammation and strengthen my spine. It's suppose to also relieve my pain in the left arm and hand since it originates in my spine. Who knew this would be such an ordeal from the car accident?
God is the great physician!! He is healing me even now~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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123ELAINE456 10/4/2014 5:47PM

  We have an Awesome Loving Caring Miracle Healing God and Lord. He is always right there for us. Our God watches over us all the time. He knows our every need and want. The Lord is our all to each and everyone of us. He provides for our every need. I fail my Lord everyday but he is right there to pick me up. This Blog means so much to me. Thank You for Writing it. God is healing you and is right there with you. I pray that God will touch your body and heal you completely. May your surgery goes well for you I pray. We are here for you. I want to encourage you to just keep pushing forward. God Blessings Always. Have an Enjoyable Day and Week. Good Thoughts, Prayers, and Hugs Coming Your Way. Take Care. Amen. Love the Photos and Quotes very much.

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GLORY- 10/4/2014 12:03AM

We have a magnificent emoticon God who will bring you through all this!
With Him nothing is impossible! He calmed the storm, and raised the dead, so nothing is too hard for Him!!

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ALICEART2010 10/3/2014 4:17PM

    I will be praying for you!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/3/2014 1:11PM

    THANK YOU! Needed this today. Blessings!

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PATTIEMCD 10/3/2014 11:01AM

    It always amazes me how both Stong and yet Delicate our body's are.
I hope the Cervical injection works and you will come out feeling back to normal.

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KILIKI 10/3/2014 9:46AM

    With God, ALL things are possible! Amen! Sending you prayers and blessings! emoticon

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SANDRALEET 10/3/2014 8:34AM

    With God we make it no matter whot the out come.

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AVANELL 10/3/2014 7:56AM

    Praying that all goes well for you today! Jesus is your Healer!


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ALICE_TENNIS 10/3/2014 7:55AM

    May God bless you with peace and healing.

Thank you for sharing the pics/quotes today. God knew what I needed to hear.


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    Best wishes and prayers for your speedy recovery. emoticon

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MICKEYH 10/3/2014 7:21AM

    I appreciate you too. Good luck on your surgery. Sending prayers. emoticon emoticon

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LINTPICKER 10/3/2014 7:05AM

    one day at a time. You are mending

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ROX525 10/3/2014 5:52AM

    God watch over you and keep you.

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    emoticon are coming your way. Good luck with everything that is going on for you emoticon

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MSADVENTURE21 10/3/2014 5:26AM

    I really understand what your going through.
You are in my prayers sweet girl!
God bless you.

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WHY bother with all that's happening in our world today?

Friday, September 26, 2014

New York subways are under terrorist alert this morning~ Christians, children and people all over the world are being martyred or murdered. The world is at war!!

Teenagers and young people are committing suicide at a higher rate than ever.
So, why bother to take care of ourselves by eating emoticon right and exercising emoticon daily? Who really cares anyway?

We must continue to care! We must be ABLE to help others emoticon when all seems hopeless. If I can't function well because I'm not eating right or give into depression, I'm going to fall apart! True in the worldly view, I'm not important, but all around me people are suffering. I can make a difference emoticon and so can you if we emoticon remember to look up to our creator when we are tempted to give in and over indulge!!

Some people in the world don't have water to drink, and we fall down at drinking 8 glasses emoticon per day!
We must forgive ourselves and keep doing our best to follow after the highest reasonable goal we can set. Dont fall apart when others laugh or scorn at our attempt. Each of us have a battle we fight, after all.

We are as capable to today as we will ever be! It's by our position in faith that we can continue to fight this battle and eat emoticon right, drink emoticon water and emoticon exercise!! We are not alone......

I may not ever meet my Spark friends, but I pray for you! Let's pray emoticon for New York city and our world today!! We do MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!

Snoopy says it best!!

PS My scales are moving in the right direction now! emoticon emoticon

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GENRE009 10/2/2014 3:06PM

    What strength we have when we unite to strengthen God. Like minds to heal the planet. thanks for reminding everyone to not give in. it is very hard because we are human, and not super human. I hope your pain from the accident is getting the attention it needs to go in the right direction to heal. All healing seems to be time consuming, and takes a lot of patience and perseverance. hang in there. lol, eva

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    emoticon emoticon We need to look upward and not around at all the chaos. On track and obedient to the Lord.

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KIM22211 10/1/2014 3:49AM

    yes, I just read a book called four blood moons. There is more to come for this Earth. Still we must carry on.

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RELISA4HEALTH 9/30/2014 5:40PM

    Amen. Praise God we can be lights shining brightly in this dark world. Praise God we can point people to Christ and remind one another, that Heaven is our home , but until we reach this place Jesus has called us to occupy until he comes.

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123ELAINE456 9/30/2014 12:34AM

  Awesome!!! Well Said. Well Done. And I Care. Love the Photos and Quotes. God Blessings Always. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care.

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WENDYJM4 9/26/2014 11:15PM

    I care. We also have trouble in Australia. Sad times ahead but we must take time for ourselves. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/26/2014 9:38PM

    What a thought-filled blog. One caring person can make all the difference in the world. And it starts definitely with caring for ourselves!

HUGS and blessings. Glad the scale is cooperating.

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TXGRANDMA 9/26/2014 9:02PM

    Such a great, uplifting, and positive blog! It IS indeed amazing that God should love us and want us to come to Him! Glad your scales are moving in the right direction! emoticon

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MICKEYH 9/26/2014 3:39PM

    Great reminder. Thank you for sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GLORY- 9/26/2014 1:33PM

    emoticon blog!
emoticon with what you are saying, its all so true!
Lets stand together and help one another! I love the Snoopy quote!

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KILIKI 9/26/2014 11:03AM

    Awesome blog! We must remember not to take things for granted. We are all a blessing and matter, especially to God! Thank you for reminding us about what's important! emoticon

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SANDRALEET 9/26/2014 9:50AM

    We are not judge God is We control not the warld God dose We follow his ward love ways in all things We take life even in hard times and thank God

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2BDYNAMIC 9/26/2014 9:30AM

    This is beautiful ......... so sensitive and you say so many things we need to take to heart .......... When I recently watched SMALL children walking miles down dirt paths ........... barefoot to try to scrounge up a cup of water; then carry a pot (if found) back to their family ............... I cried! .......(not even clean water!)....... This happens daily .... and may we never take for granted that we have pure water at our fingertips .............. My heart aches for these innocent victims ......... How much abundance we have every day; You open our hearts to their outcry ............. we can give w/ our monies but certainly pray for this world ........ My oh my ................ (I watched the news today; crying again) .......... May we never become callous to innocent men being decapitated! .............. This is HORROR and now they did it to one of their own people too! ................. thank you for writing on this sensitive but real topic of things happening ............... and I do agree ............. NO one is or should ever be in a place of judging one another ............. Love them all. Also ............. thanks for writing on my blog today. ((hugs)) ................. Jan

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EVIE4NOW 9/26/2014 8:54AM

  Excellent blog. Thanks for so many reminders.

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JAROL7 9/26/2014 8:50AM

    We live in a sinful world.

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