With Christmas Eve only 10 days away I wanted to share a unique Christmas memory with my Spark friends. Thirty three years ago I worked with a Christian student ministry and church in Lawrence, Kansas and was privileged to be part of a group si... Read more
9/24/10...Part 2 (See Below)
We made it to Aransas Pass, TX (about 25 minutes northeast, across the Bay from Corpus Christi) where we had rented, sight unseen, a 3 bedroom/2 bath town home. The crew to unload us had been arranged by a friend of the guy who did the beautifu... Read more
Did anyone ever read the tales of "Bomba the Jungle Boy" in your childhood? I remember reading them and snorting to myself that the battles he fought were a bit overdone and packed together, one on top of another, in an unrealistic fashion. F... Read more
March 21, 2010
This is a photo I shot at the Angola Prison Rodeo about a year ago which illustrates the idea of "being in the fight" even if you aren't necesssarily winning! I've been th... Read more
March 04, 2010
Well, the news from the doctor was good and bad last week. The good news is that the things that are wrong with me are still in the range where they can be addressed by diet and exercise. The bad news is:
1. I am borderline diabetic. ... Read more
January 18, 2010
I was reminded on the blog of a Spark Friend today (Annies'Adventure) of the strength necessary to keep going sometimes in the face of pain, less than hoped for success, prolonged struggle. It is the struggle that makes us strong, molds our cha... Read more
January 11, 2010
Yesterday's photo was of me with my son, Timon. Here's the promised photo of Rome. ... Read more
January 10, 2010
To all my Spark Friends who have left me kind notes of encouragement and goodies...you bring smiles to my face and gladness to my heart. After a bit of a rough year in 2009, I have moved from Northeast Louisiana to the Kansas City, MO. area. I... Read more
September 5, 2009
The photo is from a 70 year old newspaper clipping of my mother at about 14 years of age...4H Queen in Mississippi.
No, this does not herald my return to the boards, bu... Read more
This "Good Friday" is good for many reasons, but mainly because the God who gave His Holy life for me is still patiently leading me along the tiny steps of my daily life. I am not the success I'd like to be in oh, so many areas, but I am alive a... Read more
What's wrong with this picture? We are assaulted with contradictions and temptations like this every moment of our lives. Is it any wonder that we are increasing in weight and decreasing in health and moral strength/will power?
Anyway, tha... Read more
I'm going to be traveling over the weekend and am presently frying all my circuits trying to get ready to leave. In the midst of the craziness, my brother sent me the following via e-mail. I had to stop and laugh. (especially since I "fit" in... Read more
I feel sadly compelled to post this account from the LA. hurricane sagas. This perspective is never covered on the national news since it is entirely politically improper. Make of it what you will.
I am a nurse who ha... Read more
Yesterday, the Ouachita was whipped to a backward flowing turgid froth by Ike's outlying winds, swirling, sucking, and battering the interstate bridge pilings below me. The city raised the floodwall on my side of the river 3 days ago, because t... Read more
This comment was in one of yesterday's sparkpeople e-mails:
"The groundwork for all happiness is good health." (Leigh Hunt)
There is another old saying that goes, "If you have health, you have everything."
I want to disagree wi... Read more
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