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How I Learned About Balance Today

Sunday, July 18, 2010      26 comments

As he walked up the aisle he shuffled a bit and reached one hand out to steady himself on a pew. He bowed before the altar rather than kneeling. When he prayed his words came out a bit haltingly. At times he seemed a little bit confused. Our p... Read more

For Those who Asked: A Movie Review

Sunday, July 18, 2010      16 comments

Joan and Katie went shopping, Maggie was at work. It was ninety degrees and I was not about to work in the yard. That means movie time!!! I went to see The Sorcerers Apprentice. Before you read my review you have to understand two really i... Read more

Finding Your Stride

Thursday, July 15, 2010      10 comments

I publish a blog periodically for my clients and i have to admit it's been four months since I have updated it. I did so this morning. The topic of my blog is a direct result of what I have learned here at Spark People. I have posted the link to... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Starting Over: The Greatest Gift We Have

Wednesday, July 14, 2010      33 comments

The greatest gift we have ever received happens every morning when I open my eyes. As we plant our feet on the ground before us lays a fresh canvas, blank and unpainted upon. There are no errors, no mistakes, no wrong colors, just a canvas waiti... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Living Is An Activity

Tuesday, July 13, 2010      136 comments

From time to time, itís a good idea if you heed your own words. A few weeks ago in a blog I said the following, ďYou deserve only the best and should not only expect it but in most cases demand it.Ē That resonated with me so well that I posted i... Read more

Defining Ourselves (video blog)

Monday, July 12, 2010      12 comments

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Getting Better All The Time (video blog)

Friday, July 09, 2010      32 comments

Every day in every single way, I am getting better and better. Some days I have to look harder than others to find it... Read more

The Wisdom of A Child

Thursday, July 08, 2010      44 comments

One thing I look forward to when my granddaughter comes to visit is the walks she and I take. Yesterday morning we talked a bit about her starting school next month. Sheís worried kids wonít like her because she has red hair. I told her red hai... Read more

Uhm, We're Not In High School, Are We?

Wednesday, July 07, 2010      43 comments

I received A Spark Mail from a friend today wondering why they were not "featured" as a friend on my Spark Page. After going "huh?" a few times I found out that you can actually rank your Spark Friends to put the people you contact most right ou... Read more

What Spark People Means To Me Part Two

Wednesday, July 07, 2010      25 comments

My phone rang yesterday afternoon and the voice on the other end was one I dreaded hearing. Everyone has a person like that in their lives. They are the person whom nothing ever seems to go right for. The whole world is blanketed in clouds and n... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What Spark People Means To Me

Tuesday, July 06, 2010      35 comments

A friend directed to me to a blog the other day that questioned the overall benefits of Spark People, specifically the reliance some people have on each other through online friendships. To be honest with you at first I was a bit peeved. I have ... Read more

Being Free

Sunday, July 04, 2010      28 comments

Itís hard for me to relate to events that occurred over two hundred years ago. I have only seen them dramatized or read about them. In other words I have little to no perspective. I know that a lot of people utilized a lot of courage to make som... Read more

And So We Begin......... With A "Thank You."

Friday, July 02, 2010      27 comments

For some time now people who get to know me end up with one thing in common. They look me in the eye and say "You should write a book." This is usually followed by Joan elbowing me and saying something like "I've only been telling him that for t... Read more

The Things We Think Sometimes.......

Thursday, July 01, 2010      38 comments

I hadnít been to a lunch meeting of the Optimists for over a month. Work kept me out of town. I was looking forward to seeing a lot of folks I had missed in that time. Everyone that greeted me congratulated me on my weight loss and the article t... Read more

Be Still and Know That I Am God

Wednesday, June 30, 2010      22 comments

It has always been my favorite quote and it has followed me around all my life. Every time I have hit a rough patch or havenít quite been able to discern something it sits there staring at me. I had a tooth pulled Monday. Actually it had ... Read more

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