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Saturday, April 03, 2010      7 comments

This blog is a shameless effort just to get 3 more Spark points before the day is over. I have less than 100 to go before I reach 40,000 and a new trophy. I'd really like that to happen tomorrow, on Resurrection Sunday! I really hope Sandy makes... Read more
What is Fun?
Thursday, April 01, 2010      12 comments

From Failure to Fun! :) I didn't FAIL to turn in my term paper -- it's gone!... and now I'm having a postpartum kind of day. I want to do something to celebrate that doesn't involve much money or many calories. I also have little energy tod... Read more
Monday, March 29, 2010      11 comments

I'm writing a term paper that includes a section on John Wesley's mission trip to Georgia in the early 1700's. Many historians consider that trip to have been a failure. In his journals, you can read that Wesley himself was humbled by the experi... Read more
Castles in the Air
Sunday, March 21, 2010      14 comments

I was teaching an English lesson in a town nearby on Saturday. Had some time in the afternoon before I was to meet a friend for dinner, so I decided to take advantage of the spring-like weather. Thought I'd stroll up to the top of this hill and ... Read more
Where'd the weekend go?
Sunday, March 07, 2010      12 comments

I've been back from Florida for a couple of weeks, but dove into an 8-day intensive course in missions history only two days after I got back. Can you say jet lag? It was actually very good for me to be almost forced to adapt to the time zone ri... Read more
Blitz Greeting from Florida
Monday, February 08, 2010      15 comments

The missions conference was amazing. The congregation treated us like royalty. I've been eating constantly for a week. Time to stop the calorie intake madness. Good that it's only a week and not a lifestyle! The spiritual food - messages, fellow... Read more
Saturday, January 23, 2010      11 comments

I leave a week from today for a three-week trip to the States. I've got a lot to do before I leave and not much energy for it. I'm on my second round of antibiotics this month! Ugh! I really don't like taking them but, with my health history, it... Read more
Time to Write
Sunday, January 17, 2010      18 comments

Another interesting study I came across in a "healthy living" magazine this week: According to psychological researchers Stephen LePore and Joshua Smyth, people who regularly pu... Read more
Saturday, January 09, 2010      12 comments

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Don't Drink the Koolaid
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      19 comments

Just took today's Spark Trivia quiz and found this: " In the 1970s, Americans got 6-8% of their daily calories from drinks, but today, 21% of their daily calories from beverages. Not counting what’s in that glass, cup, can or mug may be a m... Read more
January Goals
Friday, January 01, 2010      7 comments

Progress, not perfection! Personal: *Daily MORNING prayer and pages *Turn off the computer by 10 PM *Post on TMMO, Spark and SIT for accountability *Book flight for February 1 Home and Org: *TMMO baby step #2: in pr... Read more
December Goals Update
Friday, January 01, 2010      5 comments

Progress, not perfection! Personal: *Daily MORNING prayer – IMPROVING Home and Org: *TMMO baby step #2: in progress. Snowflake goal: $200 MET AND PASSED: $319 *Stick to December budget! DONE (for the most part!) *Bring... Read more
Wednesday, December 30, 2009      7 comments

I fully expect to see some of these flowers at the supermarket when I go shopping today. The stores always bring them out first thing after Christmas, it seems. I used to thi... Read more
Friday, December 25, 2009      8 comments

In Germany, the big celebration is on Christmas Eve. I was invited to join some friends and their family for dinner and fellowship after church. It was a lovely meal and lovel... Read more
Passing on a link...
Thursday, December 10, 2009      4 comments another Sparker's blog that I just recently discovered and have been enjoying the past few days. EDWARDS1411 is posting a Christmas song every day this month, along with the history or story behind the writing of the song, some trivia abou... Read more

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