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Killer Kanoli...

Monday, May 14, 2007      0 comments

Well, I'm not sure the exact spelling...somehow that doesn't look's that Italian pastry, made from a waffly type cookie, rolled and stuffed with a sweet cream-cheesy flavored confection and this one was coated with dark chocolate. Wel... Read more


Monday, May 07, 2007      2 comments

Okay, I had a bad week last week and the pounds just PILE on with such EASE, it's disgusting! Okay, I don't think I'll ever be THIN: skin loses its elasticiy, and I have years of extra-weight-stretched skin on belly and arms, so that'll just kin... Read more


Friday, May 04, 2007      2 comments

How's that go - "What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God" - ? something like that. My daughter Abi asked me what I want for Mother's Day, and it was funny , I had to tell her I'd been focusing so much on what could... Read more

Tempis Fugis! (sp?)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007      0 comments

I hadn't realized how much time had already passed since my last Blog! Had been off track on my calorie consumption. I can guess that it has something to do with financial worries. I've told my friends in Peru the only way I am rich (in tempor... Read more

Look how far you've come!

Thursday, April 19, 2007      1 comments

We have our bad days. I know I have yo-yo'd so many times every five pounds. I was hoping to show a nice round weight loss of 75 pounds when I went Monday to the doctor who I mentioned in my intro. Okay, so instead of 187, I weighed in at 190, ... Read more

What motivates you?

Saturday, April 14, 2007      2 comments

It's the love of God...because the purpose of losing weight is to be able to serve Him (as my expression of love to Him) through missions...representing His love to others. This next batch of pix represents what Love makes you do - that AGAPE, d... Read more

The Power of Your Love

Friday, April 13, 2007      1 comments

It's a song title. Don't know who wrote it. Have heard it sung by Hillsong, we do it in our church.Heard it in Spanish too (just as lovely!) One of the lines that especially ministers to me is "Lord, I've come to know the weaknesses I see in me... Read more

the Capacity to Love

Friday, April 06, 2007      3 comments

I think it was Bill Gaither who wrote the song - "I am loved, you are loved, I can risk loving you, for the One Who knows me best loves me most" The love of God the Father for us, for ME, motivated Him to send His son Jesus - and in love for t... Read more

Ruth and other Daughters too

Sunday, April 01, 2007      1 comments

While I seem to have an especial lot of sons, I do have a few spiritual daughters as well, and I have to say my favorite is Ruth, the pastors' daughter. She is so sweet and sincere, loves the Lord so much...and at least THREE of my boys have con... Read more

Indiana Elvis

Thursday, March 29, 2007      2 comments

I met Elvis briefly in Lima in 04, but got to know him better and bond with him when we went by boat to visit churches along the Puinahua river in the rain forest region of Peru in June 06. Nothing like sharing experiences to get closer! He is a... Read more

Foreman, el hijo mas caro

Monday, March 26, 2007      0 comments

When his mother Marleni and I started our correspondence in 1992, her kids joined in - Foreman being the eldest. I learned that his father deserted the family soon after Marleni committed herself to Christ, leaving Foreman at 14 to help provide ... Read more

My number one Peruvian Son, Foreman

Sunday, March 25, 2007      0 comments

He's featured in the photos right now. I gotta go to work, so I'll add more later about how we met and how he came to be my number one (and most expensive) son!... Read more

we battle not against flesh and blood

Saturday, March 24, 2007      2 comments

Although it seems like it sometimes! But having recently finished a mission trip to Peru to do some spiritual warfare at Machu Picchu, when I perused today's spotlighted Spark Page, I was disturbed to read the blog about Mayans "spiritually cl... Read more

Diddle diddle dumpling, my son Jhon

Thursday, March 22, 2007      1 comments

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

Saturday, March 17, 2007      0 comments

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

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