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Tuesday, January 24, 2012


\I am having a bit of a hard time getting across the grand canyon of my exercise plans.
So just for tomorrow I will do my hour walk and actually walk fast enough to make the three miles... I do not have to fly. I only have to put one foot in front of another.

  
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SNUZSUZ 1/24/2012 7:20PM

    You can do it!

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GETDONE 1/24/2012 12:26PM

    emoticonGreat plan Lady--walk on!!! emoticon

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couldn't stop myself from posting this

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Ant and the Contact Lens: A TRUE STORY




Brenda was almost halfway to the top of the tremendous granite cliff. She was standing on a ledge where she was taking a breather during this, her first rock climb. As she rested there, the safety rope snapped against her eye and knocked out her contact lens.

'Great', she thought. 'Here I am on a rock ledge, hundreds of feet from the bottom and hundreds of feet to the top of this cliff, and now my sight is blurry.' She looked and looked, hoping that somehow it had landed on the ledge. But it just wasn't there.

She felt the panic rising in her, so she began praying. She prayed for calm, and she prayed that she might find her contact lens. When she got to the top, a friend examined her eye and her clothing for the lens, but it was not to be found. Although she was calm now that she was at the top, she was saddened because she could not clearly see across the range of mountains. She thought of the bible verse 'The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth.'

She thought, 'Lord, You can see all these mountains. You know every stone and leaf, and You know exactly where my contact lens is. Please help me.'

Later, when they had hiked down the trail to the bottom of the cliff they met another party of climbers just starting up the face of the cliff. One of them shouted out, 'Hey, you guys! Anybody lose a contact lens?'

Well, that would be startling enough, but you know why the climber saw it? An ant was moving slowly across a twig on the face of the rock, carrying it!

The story doesn't end there. Brenda's father is a cartoonist. When she told him the incredible story of the ant, the prayer, and the contact lens, he drew a cartoon of an ant lugging that contact lens with the caption, 'Lord, I don't know why You want me to carry this thing. I can't eat it, and it's awfully heavy. But if this is what You want me to do, I'll carry it for You.'

I think it would do all of us some good to say, 'God, I don't know why You want me to carry this load. I can see no good in it and it's awfully heavy. But, if You want me to carry it, I will.'

God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
Yes, I do love GOD. He is my source of existence and my Savior. He keeps me functioning each and every day. Without Him, I am nothing, but with Him...I can do all things.

  
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SNUZSUZ 1/27/2012 10:44PM

    Wow! What a wonderful blog! I'm so happy you posted it and I read it! Thank you:)

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GLORYANDME 1/18/2012 8:49PM

    I'm so glad I read this blog today! Such a confirmation of how we should be living our lives. God is good! emoticon

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HEATHER502 1/18/2012 7:35PM

    Wow! Thanks for sharing. I have to admit, I was skeptical when I read the title. But I kept on reading and it was a great story. Awesome!

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DISNEYDEB1 1/18/2012 7:08PM

    I loved this! Thanks fir sharing. I agree with you . We can do all things good. God doesn't give us anything we can't do.

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Now it is happening again

Saturday, January 07, 2012


Here we go again.. My mother's sister, the one on the right, has leukemia and has been put in hospice. I just do not look forward to heading back to Chicago for another funeral. She is so sweet and I got to spend some time with her (a couple days) when I went back for my Mom's funeral. the woman on the left in the lounge chair.
Both their brothers are gone and Auntie is 91 years old this March... Just feeling sad.
I hope I am able to get back for the funeral.
I feel so sorry for my cousin and her family. They have taken care of her all these years. They are a blessing to her. Here I am so far away again.
What is more important, going to see her one last time. Or being there for my cousins after? Must pray about it. Thank you for the support. But really only want the advice I get from that "still small voice" . THank you for listening.

  
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MISS_VIV 1/7/2012 9:55PM

    Just know that you have a lot of support here. God bless your family.. and special hugs to you.

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LADYFOLDER 1/7/2012 8:22PM

    You will always regret not seeing her one last time. You can provide support for your cousins by phone, letters, & email, but YOU will need closure also. If there is any way you can go see her, do it. I am still regretting not going to see a cousin when I had the chance, the day before he died. It's been 20 years, and it still weighs on me, the sense of loss in not being able to say goodbye.

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Making Lasagna

Saturday, December 31, 2011


so I am making lasagna and chocolate cookies and a wonderful italian salad.
I invited hubby's cousin and his wife and we will get to catch up on the year.
Hope you all have a happy day and your new year is precious, joyful, and abstinent.

  
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MISS_VIV 1/1/2012 9:21AM

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, Maria
May you be blessed with awesomeness and abilities to reach all of your goals.


ymmmm lasagne, fresh salad and chocolate cookies. A meal to please any guest.



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Where ?

Saturday, December 31, 2011


I spent this week feeding homeless people. It was so fun to be with the other people and cook I just enjoyed it so much.. There is nothing like getting out of myself and doing things that help others. So please do for others and find joy in the work.

  


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