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Challenges Are Miracles Waiting to Happen

Tuesday, April 15, 2008      2 comments

"Miracles happen within the rules!" GOD, in 'JOAN OF ARCADIA' I LOVE this line. For those of you unfamiliar with the weekly TV show, 'Joan of Arcadia' told the story of Joan - an American teenager - who believes she is being guided i... Read more

Prairie Dog Pirates: 'A Strong Spring!' : Week #1 -

Monday, April 14, 2008      4 comments

emoticon FASTBREAK: "A Reminder about the Basics!" 1. Get moving - Commit to 10 minutes of cardio every ... Read more

Spring Cleaning My 'Domestic Cathedral'

Saturday, April 12, 2008      2 comments

My MOPS Challenge had a cleaning component to it this week... 'SPRING Cleaning'. You know what that means - going through your house, room by room, systematically moving furniture, washing walls, washing curtains, airing out what can't be washed... Read more

Out With the Old Habits, In With the New

Monday, April 07, 2008      7 comments

So what's in this challenge for me? "Not a lot!" I thought, at first. And then I began to reconsider... The traditional concept of 'Spring cleaning' gives me hives. I long ago threw out the notion, and began incorporating an 'It's Spring Ev... Read more

We Are an EASTER People

Tuesday, April 01, 2008      7 comments

Five people for whom I am grateful this day (in no particular order): 1. Dana - for her unwavering commitment to being a Spark in every possible way. She keeps my Spark glowing in those moments when I falter despite my best intentions. ... Read more

MOPS CHALLENGE for the week of March 31st - April 6th, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008      4 comments

I'm disappointed and frustrated with myself this week because no matter how hard I try to tell myself that 'it's not the points that matter'... THEY MATTER TO ME!!!!! SIGH! I didn't do 'perfectly' this week and I'm upset with myself. N... Read more

Via Dolorosa - Good Friday

Friday, March 21, 2008      6 comments

For ten years now, our city holds an interdenominational 'Outdoor Stations of the Cross'. Our family attends every year. We walk a 6km (approximately) circuit through the down town business section, stopping in front of various businesses (the s... Read more

48 Carb Foods That Slim

Tuesday, March 18, 2008      2 comments

Carbohydrates are primarily used as an energy source in our bodies. Carbohydrates come from plants (or trees) that store starch, sugar, and fiber in grains, fruits, and vegetables. Carbohydrates often get a bad rap. And it's a shame becaus... Read more

6 Whole Grains for Weight Loss - SOPHIE PACHELLA

Monday, March 17, 2008      2 comments

All grains start life as whole grains, meaning that they haven't had their bran and germ removed which makes them better sources of fiber. Among many health benefits, a high-fiber diet also tends to make a meal feel more filling, which helps whe... Read more

One Foot In Front of the Other

Monday, March 17, 2008      4 comments

Okay, so here's the deal. I swore to myself that I would not join anymore challenges! I have way too many variables in the mix over which I have no control (read my SparkPage if you'd like more details on this). The commitment to lose weight is ... Read more

...And a Partridge in a Pear Tree!

Friday, March 14, 2008      7 comments

This was posted on one of my team threads. I thought it was waaayyyy too funny to leave there. Read on and have some fun for yourself! (Thanks for sharing, Cookie!) ****************************
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Scales Of Justice

Monday, March 10, 2008      1 comments

This was written by my friend Isabel. It sums up everything I believe about the scale and weight as a number, in general. It's also about perspective and finally being on your own 'side'. This is what makes us "SPARK" people.... and if you're th... Read more

John 7:40-53

Saturday, March 08, 2008      3 comments

"Some in the crowd who heard these words of Jesus said, “This is truly the Prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But others said, “The Christ will not come from Galilee, will he? Does not Scripture say that the Christ will be ... Read more

Wisdom 2:1, 12-24

Friday, March 07, 2008      0 comments

"The wicked said among themselves, thinking not aright: Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, Reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our train... Read more

2X4s - However They Manifest Themselves

Friday, March 07, 2008      3 comments

Five things for which I am grateful this day: 1. Reality checks - however they manifest themselves - even if they sometimes hit me like a 2X4 up-side my head. 2. Words of kindness from a friend - however they manifest themselves - eve... Read more


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