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  • Mother’s Day 2015

    5/4/2015 12:28:55 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    We have a family tradition that the most important thing about a special day is that it be celebrated. It doesn’t really matter whether it is celebrated on the “official” day or a little earlier or later. So this year my daughter, Stephanie, and I will be going to a spa on the week aft... Read more


    4/28/2015 2:47:56 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Today I went to Oregon Health Sciences Center for a Nuclear Medicine Stress Test. At my last doctor visit my lab work revealed inflammation in my arteries so I was referred for this test in order to view the blood flow to my heart. Discovering the possibility of arterial problems surpris... Read more

  • A Walk in the Forest

    4/22/2015 2:04:32 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    This is the bridge at the beginning of the Wetland Boardwalk Trail at Wildwood Recreation Site in the foothills of Mt. Hood in Oregon. Mt. Hood is part of the Cascade Range and Wildwood borders the Salmon River. What a beautiful place to quietly walk and observe all sorts of wildli... Read more

  • Showers of Blessings

    4/20/2015 4:31:09 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    The Aspire and Inspire Team challenged us to write a blog about some of the things that bless us. I'm so glad they asked us to mention "some" of our blessings - otherwise the blog would never end!!! This is a VERY SHORT list of my blessings (in no particular order) 1. Clean, safe... Read more

  • 2015 - My Personal Progress

    4/15/2015 2:49:41 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    It’s been three months since the beginning of 2015. Time to take a look at my progress. I started the year with three goals that I called “Getting Back to Basics”. ~Eat Well ~Get Real About Exercise ~Find Ways to Recognize Progress To summarize, my progress has been... Read more

  • April Goals

    4/7/2015 10:24:04 PM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Do you remember playing with building blocks like these? I do. It was fun to build houses and towers and bridges and arrange the letters into words. When I look at this picture – the blocks look rather beat up and worn. That’s how I’m feeling about my “goals”. I’ve used... Read more

  • Easter Time

    4/7/2015 9:27:03 PM, by CJWORDPLAY

    One of my favorite memories of Easter time is sharing a Passover Seder meal with Jewish Christian friends. (The Seder is a dinner during Passover in which the story of the Exodus from Egypt is retold.) Since Jesus and the Disciples shared the Seder as their last meal together it has become a... Read more