...So I'm avoiding shovelling snow by doing this!
(...And if you think this has nothing to do with 'sparking' check out question #31, and check out 'CHEER UP!" at www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal.asp?id=R AMONAZF Read more
I was prised out of my torpor and lassitude today by the following post:
"I see problems, instead of possibilities.
I find excuses instead of solutions.
I'm grumpy instead of gracious.
I've been seeing only scarcity instead of abun... Read more
Is livin' ever 'easy'? Is 'livin' even supposed to be easy, or is it designed to mold us into the marvels of wonder we are created to be?
Well, itís been two and half months, and I almost canít say where the time has gone. But Iím feeling g... Read more
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
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
"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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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