The Reason For It All
My favorite spiritual son, Abel, is a real computer whiz. He encouraged me to make a video on my computer, and being computer illiterate as I am, I needed some instruction to use my own machine. So he sent me a link to a program I could download... Read more
While I am getting tired of winter, I have to admit snow is very pretty before it gets covered in dirt. And it's appr... Read more
Jhon is one of my many spiritual sons in Peru. I met him in 2004 during my first stay in Lima. He knew some English and practiced a bit with me. He was a regular customer at a the local internet "cabina" ( so much so that the owner would let him... Read more
For Family and Friends
I don't have to look too far - well, I WOULD have to look all the way to South America, but thanks to a good digital camera, I have the images CLOSE BY - to find many good reasons to persevere in exercising. Not to discount my immediate flesh-an... Read more
Setting Captives Free
In seeking the Lord, I determined today's fast will involve no meat ( with 3 other adults in the house, the leftovers should have no problem being eaten before they go bad), and also minimal computer - I just went to my login points, logged my e... Read more
Yes, I'm pressing in, but not towards weight loss, although that may be (and hopefully will be) a by-product. " I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. ...one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining to... Read more
Going for it
One of my dear Spark Buddies managed to exercise consistently through the month of January. So, that inspired me to try to do the same for this month - and ever after. Yesterday i didn't get to do my standard cardio workout (Richard Simmons' 60'... Read more
Whether by some update, or because i downloaded a WinRAR program on my home computer, suddenly I can once again use emoticons and load pictures and post blogs on my home PC! So I changed even MORE photos - putting up some of my oldies from earli... Read more
I had finished the 60 day course, The Lord's Table, at the site settingcaptivesfree.com (which I recommend to anyone in Christ), and then we had all the Christmas festivities.We know how difficult it is to eat in a disciplined manner, with speci... Read more
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." Jim Elliot
My thanks to one of my Sparkbuddies for the correct quote -
I have faced criticism of some of my family members regarding my missionary zeal, ... Read more
One thing I learned from The Lord's Table is the importance of changing ones focus from the SHADOWS - such as food - to the SUBSTANCE. God could have made us in such a way that we would not need food. But He chose to make us having to eat, so th... Read more
Against All Odds
My body is trying to get back at me for past abuses - the feet and knees and back from having to carry years of excess weight, the neck from a rear-end collision. It makes it hard to exercise. But by the grace of God I am determined that I will... Read more
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 so... Read more
Blogging Again At Last?
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... Read more
The Lord's Table
About a month ago I enrolled in an onine Bible study at settingcaptivesfree.com.
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 Spa... Read more
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