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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I forget which devotional I was getting that called it ThanksLIVING. I certainly prefer that to "Turkey Day"! PULLLLease! Giving thanks to God in all things is one of those things clearly listed as being according to His will. While there are some hurtful things going on in the extended family, I can be grateful for husband (especially since going through a wringer of a year), older daughter (who's like a live-in maid, only nicer) and grandkids (especially exhuberant grandson) - And very grateful for the family of God in Christ. Happy Thanksgiving, and don't forget to do just that! emoticon

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SJG1953 11/25/2009 12:17AM

    Amen, Shel. I totally agree with you. Hugs, Shirley

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JODIRICHARDS 11/24/2009 4:56PM

    Live with an attitude of gratitude, not just one special day each year, but each and every day. Even on our hardest days we have so much to be thankful for, we are so blessed. Have a wonderful Thanksliving and enjoy the blessing of your family.

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JODIRICHARDS 11/24/2009 4:56PM

    Live with an attitude of gratitude, not just one special day each year, but each and every day. Even on our hardest days we have so much to be thankful for, we are so blessed. Have a wonderful Thanksliving and enjoy the blessing of your family.

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GLEN4536 11/24/2009 3:49PM

  Two things I hate, when people refer to thanksgiving as Turkey DAY my biggest pet peeve is when they xmas, I agree with you Shelley, we celebrate Thanksgiving, because we are thankful for what God has given us, we celebrate Christmas, because that is Christ birthday,,
Oh the first time I heard it called Thanksliving, was last week, we are having a Thankksliving dinner at church Wednesday

Have a great THANKSGIVING to you and your family

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KAT573 11/24/2009 1:55PM

    Shelley: I agree! ThanksLiving is a better name. And I have found great richness in trials and tribulations as well, so I count those too, as blessings. Easier to do AFTER the fact than during altho most effective while going through it, to know there is a reason beyond my own projections for what is happening. May you find the hidden gifts in those times and experiences as well!
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Blogging Again At Last?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

For some reason my home computer doesn't let me do all I'd like on Spark - I can send goodies but not post on peoples' pages or do blogs.I can, however, do these things on the school computer. So here I am during break.
Spark People has been a blessing, very helpful. But I found it was better coupled with The Lord's Table from This site has helped to change my attitude - a paradigm shift, as it were. I'm still working to get back down to - and below - the weight I had once achieved. I still wish I could get an exercise bike, as being the best calorie burner with the least strain on my joints, but for now I'll make do with what I have, grateful for things like weights and elastic bands and a working computer. I AM grateful for the support and accountability of Spark, and the useful tools. I still love to check in and spin that silly spark wheel for points!

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KAT573 11/20/2009 5:36PM

    Well I have been wondering where you are! Why not send in your observations on your computer to the Spark Tech team, see if you need to download something new? Seems like your computer was gotten not that long ago??????
I know I had a terrible time with mine cause it was seven years old and the system was so outdated cud not download the most recent adobe reader, flash java etc and that did affect my capacity for activities....along with the plain old slowwwwwwww load which took so much time I quit tracking altogether;

Also, why not check out Dr. Sear's PACE program? I think it might address some of our issues we face as we get older and such.

Anyway, missing ya and wanted to drop in and say howdy old pal!
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SJG1953 11/17/2009 8:55PM

    I like those Sparkpoints/spins too and I don't know why. ... and I hate to get ones!

It' s good to see a blog from you.

Hugs, Shirley

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GIRLINBRAZIL 11/17/2009 3:29PM

    Glad to hear from you! I have some problems with some of the things on Spark People. Sometimes I can post and sometimes I just can't. But I'm so glad for all I've learned about health and life!

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The Lord's Table

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

About a month ago I enrolled in an onine Bible study at
While Spark has been very helpful, the spiritual aspect of the struggle against over-eating - the sin of gluttony - needed to be addressed.
I started with Spark at 262 pounds; I had gotten down to 180 for a couple of weeks, but it slowly crept back up, especially when our exercise bike died;then our dvd player; and I found it difficult to get into a good cardio routine. Here is summer, and I'd crept up up to 220 - but since the Lord's Table, I am slowly going back down. I will persevere in this, but only by God's grace. I need to have the fruit of self-control in my life; need to be able to honor God with this body.

I miss not going to Peru this year. But I have become involved with a little Puerto Rican church pastored by the father of one of my students. The family lives not too far away - farther than the school where I work, but definitely a walking distance. So I plan to get a walking workout from time to time by going for a little visit.

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JANETELIZABETH1 6/25/2009 3:34PM

    I've heard of many of our members recommending that website.
I wish you every success.

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JOYATLAST 6/25/2009 1:38AM

    I did Setting Captives Free too. I highly recommend it.

Your attitude is wonderful.

Good Job!


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JACKY_1974 6/24/2009 3:10PM

    Lo importante es seguir adelante amiga y de la mano de Dios venceremos. emoticon

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HOLLY_ROSE 6/24/2009 10:24AM

    I've heard many good things about setting captives free, The Lords table. I have a precious friend that has lost 20 pounds with it ! I wish you SUCCESS in your venture!! Holly emoticon

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KAT573 6/24/2009 10:14AM

    good for you, girl! finding alternatives that also allow you to cultivate your witnessing!

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SMILINGEYES2 6/24/2009 9:46AM

    It is great that you are taking the setbacks such as having your bike breakdown and are using alternative ways to keep active--walking and not only walking, but doing it as for the Lord. God bless you and help you as you continue on your path to healthier living.

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The Famiily of God in Christ

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I have some free time and so I thought I'd write a little about some of the, first, the one featured inthe upper left of my Page.Going from left to right, back row, you see Rosa the eldest daughter, of Ps Genaro Lopez, and his wife Rosa; me; their next daughter Eunice; a niece Keysy; then on the floor from
the left you see Rosa's baby, then one of her daughters, then Genaro's youngest son Josue, then Rosa's other little girl (I mix them up, they are Ana and Dina, but I forget which is which); then Genaro's son Victor, and Daniel. Not present are his sons Elias and Wilhen, who were working.
I first met Genaro + in 2003 when i went to Iquitos for my (late) friend Pastor Hugo's wedding. They lived in a very poor, swampy section. The church, Jesucristo Es El Seņor, while very humble, was rich in Spirit. I visited them there again in 04, then in 06. Afterwards, they had moved to Lima. I wasn't able to connect to them in 07, BUT this past summer i did. Wilhen invited me to come to breakfast the day after I arrived - because I was going to be pretty busy, it was the best way to assure a visit. So I went with my "son" Abel (I can't remember if Esli was with us - he may have gone to his digs in Barranco to get his stuff). Seems to me we were having such a good time fellowshiping for breakfast that before we knew it, it was lunch time, and they begged me to stay. I had wanted to be able to bring some of the older kids with me on parts of my mission, but finances didn't allow for it. Eunice is a sweet sweet girl, and directs choreographies in their church. They ALL sing, even Rosa's little girls (I recorded them singing a couple of songs, my goodness, what cuties!) They live not too far from the airport, and minister around their neighborhood. I was glad to see there was regular water delivery ( nothing running just yet!) and an indoor toilet (flush with a bucket)...a nicer home than they had in Iquitos. A precious family!

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MUJU71 3/12/2009 3:36PM

    Thanks for sharing, Shel!

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Monday, March 09, 2009

At least, in the Photo Gallery! I still have to do much about exercise and eating and tracking.
But I have changed my background from a scene outside of Cuzco to one in Barranco,part of Lima, Peru...and added photos all from this year except the one with the tree roots. I love to be able to share from the word of God, to be used as His vessel to bring healing and deliverance, to build relationships within the Body of Christ, and have fun with brethren on outings or at meals. Intercessors are particularly dear to my heart, as we share a kindred spirit. I really want to get back in shape so that when the Lord DOES send me back it will be with even greater vigor to accomplish His purposes.


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