I was doing my Sparking, which included checking out a couple of daily Spark blogs, and found this one on grieving. It made me consider my own times of grief.
I had my first child in 1975. The pregnancy was normal and happy. But during labo... Read more
It's been a long time since I've been at 210 and stayed there. While I've had a lot of fluctuation, it seems that the tendency is once again downward. I have picked up the pace on my stationary bike, and added strength exercises with weights 2-3... Read more
I joined the adult choir at the school where I work, and our concert is scheduled for Dec. 11th. We're to wear black, red, white, or any combination thereof...but NO PANTS. I thought, great, I know I have a black skirt. But when I went looking f... Read more
I usually read more than one chapter at a time, but this one made me pause and think. God asked - no, TOLD Jonah to do something, and he purposefully disobeyed, heading in the opposite direction. His disobedience not only brought c... Read more
I was reading in Obadiah today - just a one-chapter book. Verse 15 says, "The day of the Lord is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head."
It brings to mi... Read more
Mornings are my best time to work on my ceramics. So of course my work days are out of the question. Then Saturday I was also out and about. However, I got another order - wanted in time for Christmas of course. I usually tell people who ask for... Read more
This semester I'm working in a computer lab. With my arthritic knees and hip I can't do a lot of standing or walking around, but it doesn't help to be seated all day either. Thanks to Spark I found ways to avoid stiffness and burn a few calories... Read more
This school year is a bit harder than the last. Not that my assignment is harder. They just changed the hours - I have to be there at 7 instead of last term's 8. The hour doesn't bother me. I'm a morning person. I get up at 5 so I can do my work... Read more
It's after Thanksgiving. Now begins the "Christmas season." I have never been very materialistic, and even less so once I became a Christian. And I abhor the god of consumerism, the spirit of covetousness that is indulged at this time of year.
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I've been "Sparking" more, racking up those spark points, which, like the points on the show Whose Line Is It , don't really mean anything except they encourage you to interact with other sparkers by sending spark goodies, and are a silly but fu... Read more
From Psalm 130:
If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
Put your hope in the Lord,
for with the Lord is unfailing love ... Read more
I joined the adult choir at the school and we've been rehearsing some songs for the Christmas concert. One is Expect the Great www.youtube.com/watch?v= 4IsabJ9T9JA It thrills me, considering all the waiting Levi and I have ... Read more
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Where is my cell phone?
Don't have one! Ha!... Read more
My van's brakes are making an awful noise.
So I called the little old lady I go to most Saturdays - since I drive her around, I wanted to tell her that I thought it better to forego until I got the matter taken care of. I could sure use the m... Read more
I'm off from work today. That means I get to work on something ELSE. I have some special orders to underglaze - did about half of them and popped them in the kiln. Still had to make 3 goats and a weiner-dog. I'll paint them together with one mo... Read more