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Day 3: The Chair & Reality
7/23/2014 8:15:57 AM,  13 COMMENTS

I do a lot of my work from my office. I spend time writing and filming webinars, Google+ Hangouts and things like that. But yesterday I ventured out t...  Read more

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Day 2: It Doesnt Get Easier Does It?
7/22/2014 8:24:50 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I often resent having to deny myself. Every time I start over here at Spark there is a small degree of personal resentment. Sometimes I feel lik...  Read more

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Turning A Page......... Starting Over Day 1
7/21/2014 9:47:06 AM,  27 COMMENTS

There is a line in a song that goes something like "And every time you fall it's only making your chin strong." I should be able to lift a building wi...  Read more

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My Walk On Water
7/15/2014 9:30:37 AM,  18 COMMENTS

"Walking on water is at times used as an example of an impossible task. The phrase is widely used to refer to the performance of extraordinary tasks,...  Read more

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This One Had Me Scratching My Head
7/14/2014 8:57:05 PM,  14 COMMENTS

The gym I belong to has exercise based competition's and they award prizes based on achievement. This year we are doing the The Summer Olympics. Gold...  Read more

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Addictions
7/14/2014 9:09:32 AM,  15 COMMENTS

First and foremost thank you to everyone who responded to my blog from last week or as I call it "my meltdown." I appreciate the love and support, the...  Read more

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Digging Deep
7/7/2014 4:52:09 PM,  27 COMMENTS

I am frustrated. Frustrated and feeling beat down. I weigh more than I've ever weighed in my life, even more than when I joined Spark almost 5 year...  Read more

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Choices
7/1/2014 9:32:01 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Joan used to do the book keeping for a family owned store. They hired her away from another company paid her a great salary and gave her benefits plus...  Read more

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It's Not What You Say..........
6/29/2014 10:39:36 AM,  23 COMMENTS

The story goes that two men were walking to church, deep in a discussion. The first man said, "I wonder if it's okay to smoke while you pray?" The sec...  Read more

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Pruning Our Lives
6/27/2014 10:14:35 AM,  12 COMMENTS

About half way home from Charleston on Sunday I remembered that I'd forgotten to ask Julia to water my tomato plants when she came to feed the dogs. A...  Read more

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7 Steps For Success
6/26/2014 8:22:01 AM,  12 COMMENTS

I was cleaning out a file folder yesterday and found these. I'm not sure who wrote them but I must of thought they were valuable enough to hide so goo...  Read more

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Sense of Humor Required
6/23/2014 8:34:35 PM,  16 COMMENTS

We've lived across the street from a small college for 17 years. I have to tell you that the students who live on campus are great people. They are go...  Read more

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A Few Wedding Photo's
6/21/2014 4:54:30 PM,  22 COMMENTS

While I have a few minutes I thought I'd share a couple photos from my son Johns wedding earlier this afternoon The bride and groom + Joan...  Read more

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The Best Moments of Our Lives
6/21/2014 10:57:18 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Joan is in the lobby visiting with her brother and two sisters. It's been a whirlwind here in Charleston. Our oldest son is getting married this after...  Read more

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Fathers Day Thoughts
6/15/2014 12:06:52 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Shortly after my dad died in 2012 my sister gave me two of his high school year books, from 1940 and 1941. I wasn't surprised to see how active my dad...  Read more

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Pray For Me...........
6/12/2014 8:15:06 AM,  28 COMMENTS

I know what you're thinking. We all do - 'Something is amiss!" It may be illness, a crisis, we can all fill in the blank with our own conclusions. ...  Read more

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The Power of Humor
6/11/2014 12:03:28 PM,  16 COMMENTS

We talk a lot about having fun, enjoying life and all that other neat stuff and then live the exact opposite. So here are a few things that may...  Read more

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You Never Know...........
6/6/2014 9:33:37 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Iím always very respectful of the people who knock on my door trying to save my soul. I let them know how courageous I believe they are to walk up to...  Read more

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?
6/5/2014 8:48:24 AM,  15 COMMENTS

My children grew up part of the PBS generation. That included Mr Rogers Neighborhood. Fred Rogers had an amazing way of lowering your blood pressure,...  Read more

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Blessings
6/2/2014 10:16:40 AM,  11 COMMENTS

"We pray for blessings, we pray for peace Comfort for family, protection while we sleep We pray for healing, for prosperity We pray for Your mig...  Read more

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Courage
5/29/2014 6:31:29 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I really needed to read this today. It hit home ...  Read more

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A Public Service Announcement
5/22/2014 9:21:49 PM,  21 COMMENTS

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On Being Aware
5/22/2014 12:50:37 PM,  11 COMMENTS

A short reminder, mostly to myself, on how what we see, say and feel can have a great influence...  Read more

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Our Precious Right
5/20/2014 4:50:33 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Many states in the USA are holding primaries today. Candidates will be selected for the fall elections. I published this on FB earlier and I thought I...  Read more

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If You Are Afraid of Nothing, Skip This Blog (Be Blessed Today)
5/19/2014 8:17:56 AM,  15 COMMENTS

There are times in life that I believe we are all marathon runners. Try as we might we cant seem to out run our fears. If we poured our favorite bever...  Read more

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The Latest Isn't Necessarily the Greatest
5/18/2014 9:33:52 AM,  17 COMMENTS

I found it nestled in the bottom of my night stand. I thought I'd thrown it away years ago - Something about the batteries corroding inside of it one...  Read more

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The Risk & The Reward
5/15/2014 8:10:21 AM,  23 COMMENTS

I woke up excited this morning, all bright eyed and ready to go. Today is a big day for me. I'm going to be involved in something new that has the pot...  Read more

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The Hidden Cost
5/14/2014 2:13:42 PM,  16 COMMENTS

I had to run to the grocery this morning for zip lock bags. Naturally they were at the back of the store so I had an opportunity to look at everything...  Read more

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Our Friend, the Scale
5/13/2014 7:40:20 AM,  151 COMMENTS

I get angry at the people it's easy for. The ones that fly around the track or go peddling down the street at a break neck pace, sinewy muscles...  Read more

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Hauling Your Water
5/12/2014 10:06:15 AM,  16 COMMENTS

A friend shared a story with me a few weeks ago that I thought Iíd pass on to you. I learned a lot from it and its one of those stories that keeps com...  Read more

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Getting Results Through Joy & Laughter (Pretty cool, I Think)
5/8/2014 9:25:48 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I use a guided meditation program called Silent Journey each morning. Today we were asked the question: What will you bring to the world today? ...  Read more

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What Ever Became of Nice
5/7/2014 10:39:56 AM,  20 COMMENTS

I went to the bank yesterday morning. A man, in his mid to late 20's and I hit the outer door about the same time. He opened the door for me, smiled,...  Read more

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Move Ahead, Not Back
5/5/2014 8:18:52 AM,  16 COMMENTS

We have them - Well at least I do. They lie waiting in the forsythia bush until you stroll past whistling a catchy little tune and they leap out...  Read more

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Who is Arnold Horshack or OMG I Am Getting Old
5/1/2014 8:42:07 AM,  24 COMMENTS

In Mondays blog I made the following statement: "You in the back, waving your hand and doing the best Arnold Horschack impression. What's the ans...  Read more

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Key Words To Sustain Us on Our Journey
4/28/2014 8:37:28 AM,  23 COMMENTS

A few weeks ago I had a very severe and nasty inner ear infection. So severe that I was on 4 different prescriptions and confined to bed largely becau...  Read more

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"The Slow Work of God"
4/27/2014 4:29:36 PM,  10 COMMENTS

ďAbove all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip...  Read more

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The Pity Train
4/26/2014 11:12:19 AM,  23 COMMENTS

I have such amazing FB friends. They share some really cool stuff, some really funny stuff and every now and then they share some stuff that causes me...  Read more

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I Had To Share This
4/25/2014 4:47:55 PM,  16 COMMENTS

My nephew posted this on Facebook. I had to share. It's too funny ...  Read more

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Wishes or Limitations?
4/25/2014 11:00:07 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Do we use our "wishes" to create limitations in our lives and do they often keep us from reaching our goals. I know I do!!...  Read more

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Whats Your "Feel Good" Today?
4/21/2014 9:58:44 AM,  23 COMMENTS

People ask me where I get the ideas for my blogs. Half of them are floating around inside of my head and half of them come from you guys. See even if...  Read more

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