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Diddle diddle dumpling, my son Jhon
Yes, it's spelled JHon, and I think that's to indicate that it has the English pronunciation of the J as opposed to the Latino, soft or fricative H.
I met Jhon the first time when I was in Lima with Pastor Hugo in 2004 for a week. He was frien... Read more
featured son Cesar
The first time I met Cesar was in Lima in 2004. He was very quiet, looked very serious. We were reunited, along with others from Lima, in 2006 when I went to Iquitos. There's nothing like shared experiences to bond people together. Cesar was wit... Read more
a note about Abel
For a time I'm featuring pix in my gallery of one of my many spiritual sons in Peru. Abel Amaņe and I met in 04 at his church where he played keyboard. But we developed our relationship over the chatline, as he shared his story with me. His moth... Read more
the continuing struggle
It has been difficult to get "caught up" in sleep, and so lacking it I have skimped on the exercise. However, this morning I got up at 5:30 even though I didn't bed down till midnight and had much on my mind in prayer.After breakfast and Bible (... Read more
Getting back into a different routine
Well, I've resumed my exercise regimen,but the eating will be a little more difficult. So often in Peru we wouldn't have dinner until very late, after a night of ministry. And of course the fare was different. I missed the copious veggies and fr... Read more
The advantages of snow
I'm enjoying another paid day off from school, and will use it to fine-tune my packing...Yesterday it gave me some extra cardio. Last week I was terribly behind - this week I may actuall manage to exceed, as I'll probably have to shovel again be... Read more
"At this time next week..."
I am so excited about the trip, I have to pray, "Lord, keep me in the present" - don't want to get ahead of Him. BUT, I don't think it hurts to imagine what I'll be doing a week from now...let's see, we may be en route to Santa Teresa near Machu... Read more
Despite not doing my strength and not getting in all my cardio, I managed to get back down to 195 by the end of the week! Maybe the cold has me burning more calories to maintain body heat, I dunno...and it helped that for a few days I was fairly... Read more
One of THOSE days
This morning I just couldn't get my engine started. My body, not the car! So I didn't work out. I'm still getting used to change in work schedule - had to take on some more hours at the evening job in order to make 20 hour minimum (to get paid t... Read more
Well, if at first you don't succeed...
One of the problems of weekends...starting Friday, when my DH wanted to go for a fish fry...then Saturday I didn't do any of my workout (cardio was limited to walking around done for grocery shopping)..and today, Superbowl Sunday, TOTALLY off ki... Read more
Back in the groove
Feeling better after 2 full days of antibiotics for double ear infection. Did cardio and strength this morning (despite some hacking). I'd love to be able to hit 190 when I leave for peru, which would be 35 pounds since they last saw me. I was a... Read more
Frustration of being sick
I'm way behind on my cardio and strength this week because of the virus afflicting me. I did do a little dancing last night to my Marcos Witt cd, "Dios Es Bueno." But at least I got down to ONEderland again. I changed the photos in my gallery AG... Read more
I'm reminded of what Dutch Sheets referred to as the Butterfly Anointing - one can be in prayer, praying in the Spirit, and you don't have any idea what for, but you just trust that the Spirit will apply it where needed. Just like when you watch... Read more
Pastora Lorenza and the Pants
At my wonderful birthday party in Lima, Peru last year, Pastora Lorenza gave me a pair of pants. Well, I'm sure they were the largest one could find THERE (on the whole, the indigenous people are considerably more petite than us gordito America... Read more
I still struggle with weekends, which actually start Fridays - because Fri is my one eve off, and DH likes to go out to a restaurant. The less I eat at home, the less control I have over how much I take in. But even at home I trip up occasionall... Read more