JSTETSER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JSTETSER JSTETSER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Good News!/ Buenas Noticias! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674815 My grandson Dylan was diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago. He has been on a ventilator since last Saturday. Today he is once again breathing on his own. Thank you for your love, support and prayers. Dylan is on the mend! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l361899347.jpg"> <BR> Mi nieto Dylan se diagnosticó con la pulmonía hace una semana. Ha estado en un ventilador desde el sábado pasado. Hoy respira otra vez solo. Gracias por su amor, apoyo y rezos. ¡Dylan está en ... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:39:52 EST To breathe Easier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674043 We will all breathe easier when Dylan comes off the ventilator. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l517985100.jpg"> <BR> The doctors are starting to wean him off the machine, and he is beginning to breathe on his own. Thank you Jesus! Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:37:01 EST Stabalizing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673284 Dylan's condition has stabilized. He is still on the ventilator, and recovery will be long, but there will be full recovery. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l495687117.jpg"> <BR> His brother and sister want him home! Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:43:57 EST Dylan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672537 Dylan remained the same yesterday, no changes good or bad . He continues on the vent for support and a feeding tube for nutrition , multiple meds , etc . New antibiotics started and increase in his steroids . He is having a very severe asthma attack that has made his healing process so challenging . Very long day It's now a waiting game . Thank you for your prayers and support . <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1090954545.jpg"> <BR> He is a strong 7 year old, who has... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:40:43 EST Pray for Dylan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671717 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1250238761.jpg">My 7 year old grandson Dylan was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday morning. Today he is in the PICU at Maine Medical, hooked up to life support, and fighting for his life. Please pray for him, his parents, brother and sister during this very tough time. We were with him right after he was hooked up to the respirator and before they hooked him up to machines for his blood pressure and heart. <BR> I am not sure why he too... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:45:30 EST Changing the World! / Cambiando el mundo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670923 We are all changing the world in one way or another. We all have a purpose-through our work, our family and our friends. When we have the right balance in our lives, we can become effective and powerful people. <BR> Did you know that fear can motivate us? Unfortunately, fear motivates us to quit before we gain mastery and autonomy in our life. We look for loop-holes and to ways to escape out of the work. <BR> Focus on camaraderie, team work and success! We can all be successful by ig... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:16:01 EST My Awesome Spark Friends!/ Mi increíble Spark amigos! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670266 Has anyone told you today that you are awesome? Well, you are! You have changed my life with your love and concern. When I fall off the wagon, and feel discouraged, you lift me up. You encourage me by reading my daily blogs, You leave me Goodies to celebrate happy times, and sometimes sad times. You give me advice, and you put up with my bad Spanish that improves on a daily basis. <BR> I am stronger and healthier because of you, my Spark Friends. Thank you! I love you so much! <BR> <... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 06:33:48 EST Spring! Primivera! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669535 The warmth of a Spring day is the most inspiring thing I know! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l270505431.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ¡El calor de un día de la Primavera es la cosa más inspiradora que sé(conozco)! <BR> <BR> Painting by Alicia Drakiotes. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 05:39:08 EST Look up! / Mirar hacia arriba! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668722 I will lift up my eyes to the hills, <BR> where does my help come from? <BR> My help comes from the Lord who made Heaven and Earth. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l670999876.jpg"> <BR> Levantaré mis ojos a las colinas, <BR> ¿de dónde viene mi ayuda proviene? <BR> Mi socorro viene de Jehová que hizo el cielo y la tierra. <BR> <BR> Painting of Mt Monadnock by Linda Dessaint Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:39:31 EST Finding God/ Encontrando a Dios http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667901 Finding God is much more important than WHERE you find Him. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l506964044.jpg"> <BR> Encontrando a Dios es mucho más importante que dónde encontrarlo. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 05:38:19 EST Not a victim!/No Victima! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667071 <BR> “Life is not compassionate towards victims. The trick is not to see yourself as one. It's never too late! I know I've felt like the victim in various situations in my life, but, it's never too late for me to realize that it's my responsibility to stand on victorious ground and know that whatever it is I'm experiencing or going through, those are just the clouds rolling by while I stand here on the top of this mountain! This mountain called Victory! The clouds will come and the clouds wi... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 05:36:56 EST Hugs/Abrazos! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666191 Take the time to share your love! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1736286482.jpg"> <BR> Tome el tiempo para compartir tu amor. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 05:37:38 EST Taking the time/ tomarse el tiempo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665465 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1981549063.jpg"> <BR> Today I am taking the time needed to honor the thoughts and ideas that God has placed in my heart. <BR> Reflection is such an important part of growth! <BR> <BR> Hoy estoy tomando el tiempo necesario para honrar los pensamientos e ideas que Dios puso en mi corazón. La reflexión es una parte muy importante de crecimiento. <BR> Sun, 6 Apr 2014 06:14:07 EST Mamma turns 92!/Mamá cumple 92 años! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664799 It is an amazing week! My mother is turning 92 years young! She still lives in her own home, sews, and cooks her own meals. My brother lives with her, and that brings peace of mind to me and my siblings. <BR> My mother- <BR> my first home, <BR> my first friend and first enemy. <BR> My teacher and confidant. <BR> Happy birthday Mom! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l810721598.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Es una semana increíble! Mi madre cumple 92 años joven! Ella todavía v... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 06:01:07 EST The adventures of John and Jackie/ Las aventuras de John y Jackie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664001 It all started with our first date. I met John at Eddie's restaurant in Athol, Massachusetts. After a delicious meal, we went for our first of many walks together. We walked the length of Main Street on that Good Friday. Yes, it was a very Good Friday indeed, and the start of a great advemture. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l656992453.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We have walked all over New England, New York, Arizona, Hawaii, Colorado, California and parts of Canada. We ha... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 05:42:40 EST High Hills /colinas altas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663175 The Lord God[a] is my strength; <BR> He will make my feet like deer’s feet, <BR> And He will make me walk on my high hills. <BR> Habacuc 3:19 <BR> <BR> El señor God ser mi fuerza; <BR> Hará mis pies como los pies de los ciervos, <BR> Y me hará andar por mis colinas altas. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 05:42:16 EST Joy! Alegria! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662315 In this busy world of care, <BR> It is nice to have you there. <BR> The simple joy of your smile <BR> Makes me sit and rest a while. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l134086366.jpg"> <BR> So many things that I must do, <BR> I choose to sit and play with you. <BR> Holding baby while you're small <BR> Knowing that soon you will tall <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1214965291.jpg"> <BR> Life goes on, I know it's true, <BR> that's why I spend ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 05:41:14 EST The most beautiful baby in my whole wide world / La bebé más hermoso en mi mundo entero! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661403 What a surprise! My son and daughter in love, along with Baby Lina came North for the weekend! I got to play with the baby! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1760365073.jpg"> <BR> Playing with an every changing bundle of joy renews my heart like nothing else. I just love holding her, and feeling her soft skin on my cheek. I love her amazement as she looks at books, flowers and me. <BR> Yes, Baby Lina is the most beautiful baby in my whole wide world! <BR> <B... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 05:43:02 EST Reset the challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660524 Is there any way to reset the Spark Challenges? I'd love to do them over again. <BR> <BR> ¿Es allí algún camino reinicializar los Desafíos de la Spark? Amaría volverlos a hacer otra vez. <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:40:23 EST Looking at a bigger Mountain/ Mirando a una montaña grande. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659770 Looking at a bigger mountain. <BR> Today I received an offer to climb Mt. Kilamanjaro. I was so happy to receive this offer (as ridiculous as it seemed) because it made me think about the mountains in my life. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l418018000.jpg"> <BR> What is it that I really want to accomplish? How do I want to live my life? What needs to change now? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1253697065.jpg"> <BR> It did not tak... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 06:02:17 EST How far can you go? / ¿Hasta dónde puede ir? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659069 It is amazing how far you can go if you don't stop walking. Where will your feet take you? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l123999710.jpg"> <BR> Es increíble hasta dónde puede ir si no dejar de caminar. ¿Dónde estarán los pies? <BR> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:48:44 EST Seek First/Busca Primero http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658319 <BR> Seek first the Kingdom of God and all these other things will be added to you. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l910414649.jpg"> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:37:38 EST tomorrow/Manana! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657521 Winter weather has been wonderful, but warm weather should come to New England tomorrow. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1498551710.jpg"> <BR> El tiempo de invierno ha sido maravilloso, pero el clima cálido debería venir a Nueva Inglaterra mañana. <BR> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:34:41 EST Acknowledgement/ Reconocimiento http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655896 In all your ways, acknowledge God, and HE will direct your paths. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1381826211.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Reconocen a Dios en todos tus caminos, y él dirigirá sus caminos. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:39:58 EST Ice on the Mountain/ Hielo en la montaña http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655059 Yesterday I climbed Mt Monadnock, and found the most magnificent site-the summit covered in ice. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l488466637.jpg"> <BR> Ayer subí Mt Monadnock y encontró el sitio más magníficas de la cumbre cubierto de hielo. <BR> <BR> It was a dangerous hike, but I wore microspikes on my feet. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1927386505.jpg"> <BR> Fue un paseo peligroso, pero me puse microspikes para mis pies. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:43:26 EST Inspiration/Inspiracion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654353 Whenever I need inspiration, I take time to listen to that small voice inside me that will give me motivation and direction. That voice is the Holy Spirit of God. Whenever I take time to be quiet and listen, God speaks to me. Sometimes I hear God speak through the Spark Blogs, and the Daily Spark. Other times I hear God speak joy to my heart by looking at the cutest baby in my whole wide world. Here she is, ready to go swimming. What inspires you? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 06:19:00 EST Unity / Unidad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653707 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is <BR> For brethren to dwell together in unity! <BR> 2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, <BR> Running down on the beard, <BR> The beard of Aaron, <BR> Running down on the edge of his garments. <BR> 3 It is like the dew of Hermon, <BR> Descending upon the mountains of Zion; <BR> For there the Lord commanded the blessing— <BR> Life forevermore. Psalm 133 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l188115163.jpg"> <BR> ¡ Mirad cuán bue... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 06:46:46 EST The Hills/ Las Colinas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652913 I will lift up my eyes unto the hills <BR> Where does my help come from? <BR> My help comes from the Lord. <BR> Keep looking up! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2025124485.jpg"> <BR> Photo by Ann Dinsmore of Monadnock (of course <BR> La photo de Monadnock, por supuesto. <BR> <BR> Levantaré mis ojos a las colinas <BR> ¿De dónde viene mi ayuda proviene? <BR> Mi socorro viene de Jehová. <BR> Sigue mirando para arriba! <BR> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:36:05 EST Spring! Primivera! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652096 For lo, the winter is past, <BR> It is over and gone. <BR> 12 The flowers appear on the earth; <BR> The time of singing has come, <BR> And the voice of the turtledove <BR> Is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:11-12 <BR> Perhaps it does not look like winter is over, but it is true. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l247698904.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Por lo, el invierno pasado, <BR> Todo terminó y se fue. <BR> 12 las flores aparecen en la tierra; <BR> Ha llegado la hora de can... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:43:19 EST The moon over Monadnock/ La Luna sobre Monadnock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651272 God is the strength of my life. <BR> All my days I trust in the Lord. <BR> Mt Monadnock is a picture of God's strength to me. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l400681425.jpg"> <BR> Dios es la fuerte de mi vida. <BR> Todos mis dias confia en El Senor. <BR> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:38:57 EST Learning a language/ Aprender un idioma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650475 Learning a language <BR> <BR> 1 being able to communicate <BR> 2. Understanding others <BR> 3. Understanding the culture <BR> <BR> <BR> Learning a language and truly becoming bilingual takes commitment and discipline. <BR> It was not until I took the time every day of both listening to CDs and doing daily lessons on my computer that I made good progress in my Spanish. Still, the biggest part of becoming bilingual is speaking, writing, and truly communicating in Spanish. I eat out in Mexi... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:39:52 EST Thrifty thinking about clothes shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649617 ThinkingThrifty thinking about clothes shopping <BR> <BR> I love saving money while still looking great. Especially with grand kids who grow in and of clothes is a practical way to shop. <BR> 1. Make friends with your local used clothing shop owner. <BR> 2. Visit one a month, and make it known what items you are looking for. <BR> 3. Visit the shop even when you need nothing. Sometimes you find the nicest items when least expected! <BR> 4. Buy your accessories at the thrift shop. Jewelr... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:41:42 EST Love is all you need./ Amor es todo lo que necesita. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648875 Love is all you need. <BR> We cannot help everyone. <BR> We cannot always be where our loved ones are. <BR> We can find ways to show that we care, and that is most important. <BR> Listen when our children talk. Smile with our hearts. <BR> We can say I love you to those we care about. <BR> God is love. Share God’s love with the world. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l254088664.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Amor es todo lo que necesita. <BR> No podemos todo gents. <BR> No podemo... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 05:44:01 EST Stronger than Cupcake/ Más fuerte que Pastel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648170 Stronger than Cupcake/ Más fuerte que Pastel <BR> Today I faced the temptation of a beautiful green cupcake and won! School can be a dangerous place to eat. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2019628421.jpg"> <BR> Hoy me encontré con la tentación de un bonito color verde pastel y ganó! Escuela puede ser un lugar peligroso para comer. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:42:04 EST I Hike! ¡Voy de caminar! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647461 How do I keep my blood sugar under control and stay in shape? I hike! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l229736153.jpg"> <BR> ¿Cómo mantener el azúcar en la sangre bajo control y mantenerse en forma? <BR> ¡Voy de caminar! <BR> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:39:23 EST What makes me happy? ¿Qué me hace feliz? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646693 What makes me happy? <BR> The things that make me happy are God’s gifts of <BR> Clean air, <BR> Healthy food, <BR> Strong body, <BR> Loving, joyful heart. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1135935151.jpg"> <BR> ¿Qué me hace feliz? <BR> Las cosas que me hacen feliz son los regalos de Dios de <BR> Aire limpio, <BR> Comida sana, <BR> Cuerpo fuerte, <BR> Corazón amoroso, alegre. <BR> <BR> What makes you happy? ¿Qué te haces feliz? <BR> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:51:31 EST Long distance Grammy/ Abuela de lejos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645898 Living far from those that you love can be a difficult dilemma. Everyday my mind goes to thoughts of my precious Baby Lina. I want to hold her in my arms, and let her know that she is loved completely. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1704355348.jpg"> <BR> Since I can't be with the ones that I love, I sew for her. I also go shopping to find the accessories for the outfits that I make. I have found little matching shoes and sweaters at thrift shops. <BR> <img s... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:39:08 EST Keep looking up! ¡Siga alzando la vista! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645049 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l802694462.jpg"> <BR> Keep looking up! Good things are coming! <BR> ¡Siga alzando la vista! ¡las cosas buenas vienen! Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:42:56 EST The Big Deal Over a Small Mountain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644150 Have you ever wondered how Mt. Monadnock became the most hiked mountain in the Western Hemisphere? Why is it that so many people love Monadnock, and identify it as a place where they have climbed either with family, friends, school group or with the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts? I have five reasons why I believe this happened. <BR> 1. Monadnock is accessible as a day trip to millions of people. Two large population areas: Boston and Springfield are within a two hour drive of Monadnock. Acc... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 05:39:59 EST I remember/ Recuerdo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643353 I will remember that God IS, and I am not <BR> There are many things in this life too difficult for me. <BR> I do not have to do it all. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l642490694.jpg"> <BR> Recordaré que es Dios, y no lo soy. <BR> Hay muchas cosas demasiado difícil para mí en esta vida. <BR> No tengo que hacerlo todo. Sun, 9 Mar 2014 06:10:32 EST Top Priority/ Primira Prioridad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642622 Seek first the Kingdom of God, and all these other things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 <BR> Putting Christ first with both time and thought can make a day go much smoother! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l707264195.jpg"> <BR> Poner a Cristo primero con tiempo y pensamiento puede hacer un día mucho mejor! Sat, 8 Mar 2014 05:51:16 EST Fearless Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641843 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Today I will not back down from any challenge. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l265906647.jpg"> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 05:43:01 EST Fearless 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641191 Living without blaming or worrying is living fearlessly. <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:31:21 EST Fearlessness2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640075 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. <BR> It is God who strengthens my heart. <BR> He alone is my hope and strength. <BR> Trust in God today! Live honestly, and expect the BEST! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1270704552.jpg"> <BR> Photo by Larry Davis. Wed, 5 Mar 2014 05:40:01 EST Fearlessness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639186 Live fearlessly. <BR> "Perfect love casts out all fear." <BR> Today I purpose to live my life with love as my goal. I will not be motivated by any fears: <BR> * fear of failure <BR> *fear of success <BR> * fear of what others think of me <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1945817864.jpg"> <BR> It's a new day! Let's make the most of it! Tue, 4 Mar 2014 05:43:37 EST Old Man Winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638231 Old man Winter shakes his cold fist, <BR> Trying to hold us in his grip. <BR> But as surely as the warm sun shines, <BR> He slowly slinks away- <BR> One drip at a time. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1453303072.jpg"> <BR> Poem by Jackie Stetser <BR> Photo by Larry Davis. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 05:40:44 EST Sometimes Things Don't Turn Out Pt 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637400 After making plans with my Spanish friend (in Spanish-my second language), I spent 40 minutes waiting for my friend to show up, but she never did. <BR> I got a call the next day, and Adelfa was laughing. I had made a mistake which she had made many times while learning English. I misunderstood our meeting date. She had changed the date, but I did not understand that part of the conversation. <BR> It is so easy to misunderstand situations and intents when learning. <BR> That is why the B... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 06:05:10 EST Quality Clothes at a Discount Price http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636630 Yesterday I went into Upsie Daisys second hand children’s clothing shop. I wanted to visit with one very positive Mom, and to see what is new in the store. Well, I found out that there is plenty of new clothing, baby cribs, strollers and clothes! <BR> <BR> C <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1761351057.jpg"> <BR> Easter is coming. I asked Cassie to show me a few cute Easter outfits. In less than a minute, she found me great outfits that were from $5-$15. Excellent price... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 06:31:23 EST Sometimes things do not come out as expected. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635770 Last night I went to visit a friend. I brought the healthy appetizer of HM hummus and veggie sticks. We made our plans while talking in Spanish, but I was sure that we were meeting at her home on Thursday at 5. I waited from 5:10 (I realize that my Spanish friend is seldom on time) until 6. While I waited, I ate the appetizer. I am so glad that I bring healthy snacks. <BR> Today I will find out what was lost in translation, or if something came up with my friend or one of her kids. <BR... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:50:01 EST Thankful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634958 It is so easy to focus on what we need and want. Let's face it, life is never going to be perfect! <BR> Today I will take time to appreciate this beautiful day, and all the blessings that God has given to me. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l568567881.jpg"> <BR> I am so thankful for this beautiful day and the ability to walk outside. I am thankful for clean air and clean water. I don't know how I would do if I lived in China right now with their air pollution pr... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:58:09 EST