I Know Some of You Are Worried...
I know it's been a long time to leave the story hanging, but the whole thing is running on God's time, and God's time is largely incomprehensible in a human context. I thank all of you who have taken an interest and expressed your support and co... Read more
The Heart Has Reasons of Which Reason Knows Not
If you're here expecting one of my usual 'well-considered' reflections, where I'm finally putting down on paper the conclusions I've come to after carefully mulling things over for some time... I'm sorry, you're in the wrong place today. Feel fr... Read more
Challenges Are Miracles Waiting to Happen
"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 -
"A Reminder about the Basics!"
1. Get moving - Commit to 10 minutes of cardio every ... Read more
Spring Cleaning My 'Domestic Cathedral'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!)
Here are some weight comparison... Read more
Scales Of Justice
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
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"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