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The Best 12 Step Program I've Seen
4/14/2014 10:44:07 AM,  20 COMMENTS

A friend posted this on Facebook and it impressed me to the point that I'd thought I'd share it with you. I had a busy week last week and today...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

A Quick Update
4/11/2014 7:13:22 AM,  24 COMMENTS

I havent blogged this week very much because of illness. What I thought was a stomach virus - dizziness, nausea, the whole 9 yards ended up being a re...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

The Key: Consistency
4/3/2014 8:46:47 AM,  29 COMMENTS

Maybe I should leave it at that. Maybe I should post the blog, get up from my desk and go on with my day. It says it all doesn't it? ...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Get Up, Get Going, Get Healthy
4/2/2014 10:05:48 AM,  17 COMMENTS

If it's as beautiful where you are as is it where I am then I would strongly suggest you drop whatever it is you are doing and enjoy God's su...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Creating Space For Yourself
4/1/2014 8:45:46 AM,  57 COMMENTS

It's easy to get off track. When our son Matt was a Webelo Scout he and I went to a workshop on orienteering. We were learning to read a...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Which One Are You
3/31/2014 9:15:12 AM,  59 COMMENTS

It's been awhile since I did a video blog. Thought I'd share some thoughts...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Carry On
3/27/2014 8:41:34 AM,  14 COMMENTS

My dear friend The Universe sends me a message each day. Occasionally I share one, uhm, like today!!! "John, I keep telling 'em that it's a jungl...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

The Honor of God
3/26/2014 8:20:21 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I was educated in the Catholic school system by nuns. The prevailing wisdom stated that if something "bad" happened to you it's because you dese...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

My Passion
3/24/2014 11:31:46 AM,  14 COMMENTS

I do have a passion. It's to serve other people. The Freudian's in the group might nod their heads and suggest this stems from sort of insecurit...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

It Can All Be In How You View It, Can't It?
3/23/2014 9:50:37 AM,  120 COMMENTS

Being a prisoner of my bed the past two days gave me an opportunity to reflect. (More on that in the near future dear readers.) A friend posted...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Just The Way You Are
3/20/2014 9:26:46 AM,  23 COMMENTS

A colleague of mine shared this story in their personal blog yesterday and I thought I'd pass it on to you A waterbearer in India had two large p...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

You Can Grow Your Own Way (With Apologies to Fleetwood Mac)
3/19/2014 8:28:15 AM,  15 COMMENTS

As many of you know I've been blessed and honored to lead a team of new Sparkers. The word blessing is an understatement. These folks are really keepi...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

A Look Inside
3/18/2014 12:34:37 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Tim Wyatt is a person I admire more than many others. I've known Tim for slightly over 10 years and I watched him blossom as a person, a manager, a hu...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

"Yeah But....." or "Yes If......" ?
3/14/2014 9:32:00 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Sometimes I forget how blessed I am. I forget that God has allowed me to be where I am, at this moment, with the people I am with and to experie...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

My Top Five Workout Songs (With YouTube Links)
3/13/2014 2:43:29 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Someone asked me what my top five workout songs are so I thought I'd share. My workout mix is actually 30 songs in length but I thought I'd just share...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

It's A Journey..........
3/12/2014 9:33:56 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Do you recall your first week here at Spark people? I do. I was so full of enthusiasm that I thought the good feeling I had was illegal. Al...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Unexpected Gift Are Often the Best Gifts
3/11/2014 8:26:30 AM,  18 COMMENTS

A friend surprised me this past Christmas. BTW: I revel in surprises. She called one day to tell me that she'd purchased a subscription to Spiritualit...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

"Living With" or "Suffering From" It's Our Choice
3/10/2014 8:20:22 AM,  111 COMMENTS

One day I became very angry. I'd watched everything I'd worked hard for slowly slip through my fingers. I became bitter and resentful and I slow...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Some Thoughts on Dealing with Panic and Anxiety
3/4/2014 12:58:03 PM,  23 COMMENTS

I've lived with panic and anxiety disorder since the late 1980's. I could spend a whole series of blogs on the why's and where-for's, but like everyth...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

February Fitness Update
3/2/2014 11:41:13 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Iíve set a monthly fitness goal of 1,500 minutes per month. Iíve never reached that pinnacle and it is something to keep me motivated. In January I fe...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Have a Great Wednesday
2/26/2014 8:29:45 AM,  16 COMMENTS

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Spice Up The Doldrums A Bit: Lead A Spark Team!!!
2/24/2014 8:38:58 AM,  18 COMMENTS

I'll admit I am not very fond of this time of year. My positive attitude is stretched to its limits with the gray sky's, the snow, the plummeting then...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Like Death and Taxes Change is Inevitable
2/17/2014 8:32:37 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Inevitable, you say? Well yeah, unless you want to walk around carrying a candle to illuminate your living room and have to walk 100 feet out doors to...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

A Bit of A Dilemma
2/13/2014 9:56:12 AM,  23 COMMENTS

I'll admit I don't read my blogs one they are published. Well at least not to very often. Rest assured I read your insights and responses to my blogs...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Showing Up is 90% of the Battle
2/11/2014 8:43:45 AM,  21 COMMENTS

"I'm here and I have a positive attitude and I'll build on that." That was my response this morning to the thread " The One Thing I Did Right Tod...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

We Are All Responsible
2/10/2014 8:23:12 AM,  15 COMMENTS

If you know me at all you know Iím a straight forward person. I speak my mind only Iíve learned over 60 years of life that itís not what you say, itís...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Why Not Us?
2/6/2014 3:04:10 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Most of the attention last week was focused on Payton Manning. Holder of of records, touted as one of the all-time greats and gifted with the ability...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

It's Not What Happens To You, It's How You Handle It
2/5/2014 2:22:26 PM,  25 COMMENTS

Mention the words "ice storm" to anyone in the mid south and you'll see them visibly tense up. In 2009 we sustained a major ice storm and the long and...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

By An Inch It's A Cinch
2/2/2014 9:19:50 AM,  173 COMMENTS

I've set a goal of reaching 1500 fitness minutes per month. In December I accumulated 1300 minutes and while I didn't reach my goal I have to tell you...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Who Is In Control?
2/1/2014 9:41:29 AM,  24 COMMENTS

This weather has wreaked havoc on my lower back. It can be frustrating, because I'm walking along, minding my own business and all of sudden.......  Read more

JOHNTJ1

I couldn't have said it better.......
1/31/2014 8:10:42 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Twitter is a source of inspiration for me and so this morning when I logged in I saw this tweet from Pope Francis "No one saves oneself. The comm...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

God, The Weather & Spark People
1/30/2014 7:59:51 AM,  11 COMMENTS

God provides us with such wonderful lessons each day. So many in fact that they go unnoticed at times. Consider the weather. We spend hours pori...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Rocky Update
1/26/2014 5:52:04 PM,  22 COMMENTS

The vet gave me 50 Valium at 5 milligrams each. She told me he could have 3-5 at a time every 8 to 12 hours. I started him with 3 when we returned hom...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Prayer Request
1/25/2014 2:39:49 PM,  32 COMMENTS

At 3:27 AM this morning our 12 year old Lab, Rocky had a really scary seizure. He was convulsing, frothing at the mouth - very scary. We called the ve...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

Almost 5 Months Old!!!
1/24/2014 8:46:57 AM,  27 COMMENTS

My grandson will be 5 months old next week. I'm not proud or anything, lol...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

What would YOU say
1/22/2014 12:25:12 PM,  27 COMMENTS

A friend posted this on Facebook and I thought it was work sharing. I said "Enjoy Life"...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

"You Change The World, Everyday You're Alive."
1/21/2014 9:44:57 AM,  24 COMMENTS

I heard the song yesterday, and it took me back to one of the more special and poignant moments of my life. Many of you have heard this story before,...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

I'm jazzed about getting my Spark Points Tracker!
1/17/2014 10:26:04 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm totally committed to MOVING more this year, and that includes my Stationary Schwinn Airdyne Bike. This little gizmo purports to count ALL my acti...  Read more

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Birthday Goal
1/15/2014 12:58:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

On March 26, I will turn 35 years old! So when does the "feeling like a grown up" set in? I have decided that, by the time I am 35, I will be able t...  Read more

PIRATEPHILLIPS

I'm In A Hurry......
1/15/2014 10:31:25 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Sometime this morning, God, The Universe and a few of my angels put this song in my head. Wonder why? LOL Thought I'd share it with ya'all...  Read more

JOHNTJ1

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