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Lessons from a basketball comeback...
Yes, I'm going to use last night's Dallas Mavericks win at Oklahoma City as the basis for a discussion about spiritual life lessons...hopefully, you won't tune out because you'... Read more
When to let go and fly...
Hello there! I wrote this blog earlier today for my personal weblog, and because of an email I received from a friend, I thought I'd share it here. Sometimes I post my personal stuff on Spark, but not always...so I'm hoping that this will encour... Read more
Splinters and pearls...part 2
Well, before I had even had a chance to read anything inspirational for the day, I already had a relational "splinter" in the palm of my hand. It can be a gift and a curse to ... Read more
Splinters and pearls and other reasons to welcome life's difficulties...
My daily reading today included timely wisdom on the subject of how we tend to deal with difficulty and conflict in our lives. For most of us, the prospect of dealing with a c... Read more
In today's daily reading, I found this quote:
Anticipating enjoyment is a good way to begin my day. If I lose my place, I'll remember I can start my day over at any time.... Read more
Loving from a place of overflow...
I was reading an article by Mastin Kipp (The Daily Love) this morning about what it truly means to love someone...it seems like an important topic.
At its core, the messa... Read more
It is never too late...
My picture today has nothing to do with the topic, but it's my great-niece Ava, and she's so beautiful in her spring hat, I just had to share!!
Here's a quote that I'... Read more
Unpacking the Serenity Prayer
The Serenity Prayer:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
This... Read more
Are you "high maintenance?"
I had an "Aha!" moment this morning. I am a "high maintenance" person.
Actually, I've been told for years by friends who are close to me that I am "high maintenance," bu... Read more
Ya gotta have heart...
I read this quote yesterday, and it really made an impression on me:
"Being a runner is about having heart. Neither speed nor distance count for much, they are just measu... Read more
The Daily Blog...rainy on the outside, sunny on the inside!
It's rainy and foggy in Dallas today...makes me really appreciate all the sunny and pleasant weather we've... Read more
Celebrating a Milestone: 12,000 fitness minutes!
I read on my Spark calendar that I should celebrate milestone events, and that seems like good advice to me! I haven't been very regular with my blogging lately, and in the spirit of trying to focus on good topics for blogging, I am taking toni... Read more
Celebrating my 8 Month Sparkversary with Pictures!
I started my Spark journey on August 15, 2011...just 4 days before my wonderful and sweet Mom passed away. This is our last picture taken as a family, on Mother's Day of 2... Read more
My Life as a Sailboat...
Sometimes inspiration comes easily, effortlessly...other times, life can bog you down, and it seems like inspiration will never come again. Have you ever felt this way?
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I went to a 12-step meeting today at lunch, and the topic was "gratitude." When I came out of the building after the meeting, a gentle rain had begun to fall...and it occur... Read more