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Feliz Cumpleaños, Papito
Saturday, April 27, 2013      1 comments

I met Eladio Utia for the first time in August of 2011. My introduction on a warm evening in Pucallpa It was he who made a comment about my becoming his "nuera" (da... Read more
Happy Birthday, "Deah"
Thursday, April 25, 2013      3 comments

My youngest sister as a tot, like most toddlers, had difficulty pronouncing R's. She heard Mom refer to Dad as Dear, and called him "Deah." It caught on - he'd call each of us "Deah" as well, but he was THE original. He would've been 83 tod... Read more
Saturday, April 20, 2013      4 comments

You've heard it. "Oh, she looks just like her mother!" "He's the spirit 'n' image [not "spittin' image"] of his father!" I look at my grandson Jack and see how much he looks he looks like my son in his my late husband in HI... Read more
Snail Mail
Friday, April 19, 2013      4 comments

My parents were both very erudite, and also inclined to write. They passed this trait on to me and my sisters; and part of my ministry of visitation and encouragement takes on a vicarious form as I write letters to people I have come to know dur... Read more
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      4 comments

In my Sparking, I read some articles (Spark has such GREAT articles!) in the Fitness category about walking - some were interviews with how Sparkers lost X amount of pounds just by walking; others were helpful hints about walking. us... Read more
Hebrews 10:24,25
Sunday, April 14, 2013      3 comments

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, NOT GIVING UP MEETING TOGETHER [emphasis mine], as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." ... Read more
Bad News and Good News
Thursday, April 11, 2013      9 comments

Actually, really, it's all good...because God is good (all the time!)
tZS_Fq8ksJU I've been overweight a long time, and have worked at jobs where I've been on my feet for long hours. As a result,... Read more
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      5 comments

One of my SparkBuddies (COLLEENROSTE) mentioned that she has a 3-item to-do list, and a 3-itme fitness list. I thought - what a great idea! So during the last part of my work day, not having any students, I finagled a list. I figure the 3 fitne... Read more
To Market, To Market
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      2 comments

I was reading a blog and someone was describing their market experiences, so of course I took another trip down memory lane and hunted up pix from my Peru (and a few Ecuador) market experiences. So here's my little travel-log! Iquitos fish ... Read more
"Nina" Has to Show Baby Pix
Sunday, April 07, 2013      2 comments

When I had my first grandchild over 10 years ago, I was going to be called "Nana" to distinguish me from the other Grandma, but my granddaughter at the age of two decided to call me Nina (Spanish i - like Neena) so as not to confuse me with a BA... Read more
Youth Groups
Friday, April 05, 2013      3 comments

Tonight I'm picking up the student who's come with me to church a few times, to take him to youth group at church. At my previous church, while my son especially was a teen and he was involved, I would take him and stay, and got to know the kids... Read more
Fun at Zoos
Thursday, April 04, 2013      4 comments

Today it's supposed to be in the 50's (F of course) and less overcast, and we're still on our Spring Break. So we might go to the zoo. I haven't been to our local zoo in AGES. But that's not to say that I haven't been to ANY zoo. In fact, t... Read more
Food and Fellowship
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      3 comments

I love working among young people. I am so blessed to have my present job as Teacher Assistant in a local high school. When I go on missions, I like to connect with the youth in the churches I visit. I've formed some wonderful friendships and ta... Read more
Meals and Memories
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      4 comments

I do enjoy food - which is why it's hard to lose weight. It's not just the food, though - it's the company. Jesus asks us to remember Him when we eat and drink - and eating and drinking with loved ones is a time for building good memories. I was... Read more

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