Silencing the voice of Temptation
Silencing the voice of temptation
My new challenge is learning to ignore the temptation of eating too much food through the holidays. Just a few small strategies go a long way. Today I worked at a desk where a wonderful teacher left a candy ... Read more
Why hike the trails and forge the streams and find the stillness of sunbeams?
Why work so hard to climb a peak, discover the vistas few others seek?
We see the beauty that... Read more
The Canon Balls, Part 2
I was asked to elaborate on our hike up the Canon Balls. Here it is.
We started at Lafayette Place Campground. Left trailhead at 8 a.m. Our Route was the Lonesome Lake Trail, Hi-Cannon Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Rim Trail, Cannon Mountain s... Read more
Acknowledge the LORD in all your ways,
And HE shall direct your Path.
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Learn a lesson from Boo-Boo Bear!
Learn a lesson from Boo-Boo the Bear by Jackie Stetser
Since 2009, I have lived at the edge of Fox Forest. One hot August afternoon while we were still new to the neighborhood, I saw a mamma Black Bear with her three cubs cross the dirt road ... Read more
Hiking the Whites in the white!
The first hike of the year with snow is always a magical moment. The forest seems quieter, and there's a secial kind of beuty all around me. This childhood type of moment is one reason why I keep hiking!
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Little is much
Little is much when God is in it. Much is little when we leave God out of our lives.
"Acknowledge the LORD in all your ways, and HE will direct your path."... Read more
10-11-12 Sugarless Gum
Is it the sugarless gum you crave or just something sweet in your mouth?
While experts state there is no harm in chewing gum, in fact it may actually curb your appetite, if you want to break this habit, you may want to look at your overall... Read more
3 months of SparkCoach
I think that I'll stay with Spark Coach. What I love most about it is the ability to ask a question, and have someone answer it directly and completely. This week I asked about chewing sugarless gum. I listened to what Dr. OZ said about the s... Read more
Going from Fatitude to Gratitude
Today I'm focusing on the goodness of God in my life, and not on fat. I'm going to look at the bid picture, and not on the negative aspects. This is the day that the Lord has made, and I will rejoice and be glad in it!... Read more
Grandkids and Football
Even on cold days, football is fun
when you're watching a grandgirl, or a grandson.
Yes, it gets busy,
Yes, I got cold.
But it never gots boring, and I never feel old... Read more
My cousin Jo
Yesterday I had a great hike on Monadnock. We experienced all kinds of weather-sun, rain and wind. It reminded me of "real life". We experience it all.
It reminds me of Jo... Read more
One thing that has helped me to live an active lifestyle is that my exercise is a social evelt. I hike with great friends. Today's weather might not be perfect, but I'll be with the best of friends. The miles will melt under our feet as we cl... Read more
Dear Mt. Romney
Dear Mr. Romney,
There is nothing more demeaning and insulting to me than your comment to your wealthy friends in Florida suggesting that 47% of Americans see themselves as “victims”, entitled to public assistance and are unwilling to take res... Read more
Every day I'm tempted to eat things that are poor choices and to eat too much of the good things. When these temptations come, I remind myself toeat responsibly, have a drink of water, and not to jump in "whole hog.
Yesterday was my husband's... Read more