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See this image largerprepares for Lent: Faith calls you to a place where your deep gladness & the world's deep hunger meet. This Lenten season may you strive to reconcile the deepest hungers & gladness in your own life! See this image largerwill answer "I will," when the priest asks, "Will you turn away from sin & commit yourself to the Gospel?" "Why embrace dust & ashes? Because it's out of dust & ashes, God grows the impossible." See this image largerponders: it's not a question of being in love but a question of living love... for others & for yourself! Love enough to allow your passions to burn brighter than your fears! Be the LOVE you seek!(1 comments)See this image largerponders: it's not a question of being in love but a question of living love... for others & for yourself! Love enough to allow your passions to burn brighter than your fears! Be the LOVE you seek!(2 comments)See this image largerasserts: today is a day to paint life in bold colours, set the day's rhythm to my heart-drum, walk today's steps with courage & joy. I gratefully create this day as a celebration... my life lived well(2 comments)See this image largerasserts: today is a day to paint life in bold colours, set the day's rhythm to my heart-drum, walk today's steps with courage & joy. I gratefully create this day as a celebration... my life lived well(2 comments)See this image largerasserts: today is a day to paint life in bold colours, set the day's rhythm to my heart-drum, walk today's steps with courage & joy. I gratefully create this day as a celebration... my life lived well(1 comments)See this image largerasserts: today is a day to paint life in bold colours, set the day's rhythm to my heart-drum, walk today's steps with courage & joy. I gratefully create this day as a celebration... my life lived wellSee this image largerasserts: today is a day to paint life in bold colours, set the day's rhythm to my heart-drum, walk today's steps with courage & joy. I gratefully create this day as a celebration... my life lived wellSee this image largerasserts: today is a day to paint life in bold colours, set the day's rhythm to my heart-drum, walk today's steps with courage & joy. I gratefully create this day as a celebration... my life lived wellSee this image largerasserts: today is a day to paint life in bold colours, set the day's rhythm to my heart-drum, walk today's steps with courage & joy. I gratefully create this day as a celebration... my life lived well(2 comments)See this image largerasserts: today is a day to paint life in bold colours, set the day's rhythm to my heart-drum, walk today's steps with courage & joy. I gratefully create this day as a celebration... my life lived well(2 comments)See this image largerasserts: today is a day to paint life in bold colours, set the day's rhythm to my heart-drum, walk today's steps with courage & joy. I gratefully create this day as a celebration... my life lived wellSee this image largerfeels for everyone struggling to find their footing... remember you're not alone! Make a plan... get involved... focus on habits. Many SPARKLings do a beacon of inspiration create! {{{{{HUGS}}}}}See this image largerfeels for everyone struggling to find their New Year footing... remember you're not alone! Make a plan... get involved... focus on habits. Many SPARKLings do a beacon of inspiration create! {{{HUGS}}}(4 comments)See this image larger feels for everyone struggling to find their New Year footing... remember you're not alone! Make a plan... get involved... focus on habits. Many SPARKLings do a beacon of inspiration create! {{{HUGS}}See this image largerfeels for everyone struggling to find their New Year footing... remember you're not alone! Make a plan... get involved... focus on habits. Many SPARKLings do a beacon of inspiration create! {{{HUGS}}}(4 comments)See this image largernods in agreement: "Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had. "Leave room for epiphanies & as yet dreamed dreams, my dear SPARKling friends! {{{HUGS}}} (1 comments)See this image largeroffers: Christmas is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. Cherish peace and good will, be plenteous in mercy, and have the most blessed Christmas, dear SPARKlings! (1 comments)See this image largeris humbled anew: "The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." May this Advent season find you with JOY and hunger reconciled! {{{HUGS}}}(7 comments)See this image largeris filled with gratitude & pondering thanksLIVING... thanking God through comPASSIONATE living. A foundation of mercy & grace enacted through habits & routines becomes gratitude in action. SPARKle ON!(3 comments)See this image largeris filled with gratitude & pondering thanksLIVING... thanking God through comPASSIONATE living. A foundation of mercy & grace enacted through habits & routines becomes gratitude in action. SPARKle ON!(1 comments)See this image largeroffers: Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Give yourself fully to your endeavors. The trials you encounter will reveal your strengths.... & one day you will build something that endures.(1 comments)See this image largerbemoans the view outside her window TODAY: "How cold & harsh it is here... unkindness & conflict rents the air. God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell & it's white, it's snow-white." (7 comments)See this image largerriffs on J. Maxwell: Forget motivation. To conquer fear/procrastination, you have to feel the fear & take action anyway. Act your way into feeling, not wait for positive emotions to carry you forward.(2 comments)See this image largerriffs on M. EDELMAN: Create LIFESTYLE! Doing anything & everything to lose weight, regardless of what you're willing to do to maintain it, is living life on the end of strings that somebody else pulls(7 comments)See this image largerriffs on M. EDELMAN: Create LIFESTYLE! Doing anything & everything to lose weight, regardless of what you're willing to do to maintain it, is living life on the end of strings that somebody else pulls(6 comments)See this image largerriffs on J.G. Diefenbaker: I am Canadian... honest & reasonable, faithful, ethical, convicted, righteous, democratic, compassionate & merciful, defender & peacekeeper... FREE! Happy Birthday, Canada! (4 comments)See this image largerriffs on M. EDELMAN: Create LIFESTYLE! Doing anything & everything to lose weight, regardless of what you're willing to do to maintain it, is living life on the end of strings that somebody else pulls(2 comments)See this image largerriffs on GENEEN ROTH: The shape of your body obeys the shape of your beliefs. To change your body, you must first LOVE all of that which is shaping it. Not fight, force, deprive, or shame it. LOVE it.(2 comments)See this image largeris embracing a 'season of the soul' & like the seasons of nature, along with the challenges it blesses me with its own peculiar beauty. I just hope it doesn't last as long as this past winter did.(3 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largeris in the midst of her every-three-years computer drama... IT (Dearly Beloved) is working to get me back on-line SOONER!!! Past lessons learned have served us well! SPARKle on my friends! {{{HUGS}}} (3 comments)See this image largeris taking her inspiration from DEBVNE today... come on, EVERYONE... no matter how your day is going (snowing here), let's bust a move and DANCE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOXC5LPBiD
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See this image largerriffs on M. WILLIAMSON: We are, each of us, born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us; for as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to SPARKle, too. (1 comments)See this image largeris humbled anew: "The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." May this Easter season find you with joy and hunger reconciled! {{{HUGS}}} (3 comments)See this image largerI spent this drizzly, grey, Sunday morning contemplating conviction, purpose, authenticity, and what it all means in the context of my journey here... while weaving palms into my yearly bouquet... coffee and cats within reach (one cat actually slept on my chest as I worked, LOL). This is three palm branches woven together. As you may similarly contemplate, I wish you PEACE, and JOY and HOPE.See this image largerriffs on M. EDELMAN: Create LIFESTYLE! Doing anything & everything to lose weight, regardless of what you're willing to do to maintain it, is living life on the end of strings that somebody else pulls(2 comments)See this image largerhonours ST. IRENAEUS: "The Glory of God is a human being fully alive." You are so much more than your mistakes & failings... never fear being fully human. Be the Glory of God, my dear SPARKlings!See this image largerSee this image largerSUMMIT #3: "Your fatigue and brain fog aren't just in your head, or simply a symptom of aging, even if your tests are showing "normal" results. Conventional medicine STILL isn't getting it right, most often giving the quick, easy and "convenient" diagnosis. It's time to reset. Don't miss The Thyroid Reset Summit from March 4-10, 2019, free and online!" Register HERE: https://thyroidresetsummit.com/See this image largerHere's some food for thought... it occurred to me this week that I'm only into the fourth week of the New Year and I'm slowly but consistently slipping to the bottom of the list. This article jiggled me into a better direction and I thought I'd share: 30 Lab-Approved Self-Care Ideas That Will Change Your Life https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/we
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See this image largerfeels for everyone struggling to find their New Year footing... remember you're not alone! Make a plan... get involved... focus on habits. Many SPARKLings do a beacon of inspiration create! {{{HUGS}}}(1 comments)See this image larger15 years old - The Divine Miss O - 6 years old(2 comments)See this image largerMy Divine Miss O, May 2019(6 comments)See this image largerThe Divine Miss O, May 2019, Age 15(4 comments)See this image largerMy favourite Zombie Prom Queen, Class of 2004(1 comments)See this image largeris honouring friendship, love & two lives made one 18 years ago. Every day together is more blessing than I could've hoped for or imagined for myself & the sun is shining again... so there's that, too(11 comments)See this image largeris... well... the picture says it all. Can you believe this is the second day of FALL? We've had unseasonably cold temperatures (single digits) for weeks, and now THIS. Hard to SPARKle in the snow. (5 comments)See this image largeris feeling frustrated & dejected. Today is the first day of Fall (my favourite season) & SNOW is in the forecast starting tonight for the whole weekend. The leaves aren't even off the tress yet. SIGH.(4 comments)See this image largeris CELEBRATING! A day ago I became a GREAT Aunt. It seems like only yesterday that I drove hundreds of miles through the night to see her mother newly born.The circle of love is a powerful blessing! (3 comments)See this image largernods: "When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less & less important whether I am afraid (or uncomfortable)." Keep SPARKling! (1 comments)See this image larger"When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less & less important whether I am afraid (or uncomfortable)." Keep SPARKling!(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largercontinues onward with Lenten thanksLIVING - thanks for unmerited love that overflows into unlimited love. Sure, I want anywhere other than suffering & ashes... but God writes mysterious grace in dust.See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largeracknowledges: None of us does this (anything) alone... even if it feels that way sometimes. And if it feels that way, look around... reach out... become part of what you seek! Be the SPARK you need!See this image largerrealizes anew that everything can change in an instant. Everything. Leaving only before and after... & that negotiating the 'after' is messy and fraught with expectations you didn't even know you had.(3 comments)See this image largerasserts: There are no rules to this thing... no time limit. Live a journey you're proud of, & if you're not doing so, have the courage to begin anew, despite any setbacks. Be flawsome SPARKlings!(5 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largermuses: So many here seem to forget that we each CHOOSE our own experience... what you feel you attract, what you imagine you create, what you believe you become. Believe in your best SPARKling self!See this image largerponders the CALL to live a TRUTH(full) life... simply authentic, & full of grace freely given in love... (BE)ing in gratitude for all that has brought me to this place... & faith(FULL)ly RESPONDING.See this image largerponders the CALL to live a TRUTH(full) life... simply authentic, & full of grace freely given in love... (BE)ing in gratitude for all that has brought me to this place... & faith(FULL)ly RESPONDING.See this image largerponders the CALL to live a TRUTH(full) life... simply authentic, & full of grace freely given in love... (BE)ing in gratitude for all that has brought me to this place... & faith(FULL)ly RESPONDING.(1 comments)See this image largerponders the CALL to live a TRUTH(full) life... simply authentic, & full of grace freely given in love... (BE)ing in gratitude for all that has brought me to this place... & faith(FULL)ly RESPONDING.See this image largerponders the CALL to live a TRUTH(full) life... simply authentic, & full of grace freely given in love... (BE)ing in gratitude for all that has brought me to this place... & faith(FULL)ly RESPONDING.See this image largerponders the CALL to live a TRUTH(full) life... simply authentic, & full of grace freely given in love... (BE)ing in gratitude for all that has brought me to this place... & faith(FULL)ly RESPONDING.See this image largerponders the CALL to live a TRUTH(full) life... simply authentic, & full of grace freely given in love... (BE)ing in gratitude for all that has brought me to this place... & faith(FULL)ly RESPONDING.See this image largerponders: "Growing into your future with health, grace & beauty doesn't require all of your time. Rather, it requires diligence in caring for yourself as something rare and precious... which you are!"(8 comments)See this image largersolemly quotes Hafiz: "Learn to recognize the counterfeit coins that may buy you just a moment of pleasure, but then drag you for days like a broken man behind a farting camel." The struggle is real. (2 comments)See this image largerquotes ST. IRENAEUS: "The Glory of God is a human being fully alive." You are so much more than your mistakes & failings... never fear being fully human. Be the Glory of God, my dear SPARKlings!See this image largerquotes ST. IRENAEUS: "The Glory of God is a human being fully alive." You are so much more than your mistakes & failings... never fear being fully human. Be the Glory of God, my dear SPARKlings!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largermuses: So many here seem to forget that we each CHOOSE our own experience... that how we respond at every turn ultimately defines the direction our path will take. Choose well, SPARKlings! {{ HUGS }}(1 comments)See this image largerboldly asserts: It's never too late. There are no rules to this thing... no time limit. Live a journey you're proud of, and if you're not doing so, I hope you have the courage to begin anew. *HUGS* (2 comments)See this image largerquotes MELODY BEATTIE: It's easy to look back on a situation and be in awe of the process and all that we learned. The time we most need to trust the journey is when it looks like we can't. {{{HUGS}}}See this image largeracknowledges: None of us does this (anything) alone... even if it feels that way sometimes. And if it feels that way, look around... reach out... become part of what you seek!(4 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerMarilyn Monroe - Iron Maiden(3 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerWhat is a Beautiful Bada$$ & How Do YOU Become One?(2 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image largerBecome a fat-adapted/burning beast!(3 comments)See this image larger"As we enter a transformative path, the most valuable thing working in our favor is our yearning."(1 comments)See this image largerNeed I say more?(9 comments)See this image largerMarilyn Monroe, beach photoshoot 1949... she's 23 years old!(9 comments)See this image largerThe picture says it all!(2 comments)See this image larger"We know what we are, but know not what we may be." WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE(12 comments)See this image largerErnestine Shepherd: The Guinness World Record Oldest Female Body Builder(8 comments)See this image largerSTRONG is the new skinny!(4 comments)See this image largerThis is what VITALITY looks like at 56... and she does it boxing! HELL, YEAH!!!(6 comments)See this image largerSpecific Carbohydrate Diet(2 comments)See this image largerPRIMAL; adjective, fundamentals... with respect to nutrition, exercercise, sleep, enjoying life!(2 comments)See this image largerAn 'apple' a day keeps the doctor away.... Check out the blog and subscribe!(2 comments)See this image largerDiscover the health and weight loss benefits of eating like our ancestors!(1 comments)See this image largerClick to comments for helpful links!!!(4 comments)See this image larger"If you want to REALLY know about how your brain and body work, read this book!"(2 comments)See this image largerReprogram your genes for effective weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy!(2 comments)See this image largerConnection between what we eat, how we live our lives, the interplay of our hormones and our health.(2 comments)See this image larger"Some diseases are contagious, but healing transformational experiences are ALL highly contagious!"(1 comments)See this image largerAtkins, Paleo, and Primal: No, they are not all the sameā€¦(2 comments)See this image largerAncestral Weight Loss Registry(1 comments)See this image largerMore effective than long-term calorie restriction, with extensive health benefits! (13 comments)See this image largerOil Pulling Therapy(2 comments)See this image larger"Be your own HERO!" (Breaking Through The Weight Loss Glass Ceiling)(1 comments)See this image largerBanana soft-serve & Paleo ice creams! YUMMY!(5 comments)See this image larger"You can't out-train a bad diet!"(2 comments)See this image largerFood for thought... and vitality.(3 comments)See this image largerEating well doesn't have to be rocket science... it can actually be MAGIC!(1 comments)See this image largerHave I mentioned STRONG is the new skinny?(3 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger"I will never give up. I will keep fighting. I will go the distance 'til my journey is complete."(1 comments)See this image largerJust do it... UNTIL!(3 comments)See this image largerKiss it!(3 comments)See this image largerMichaelangelo's masterpiece, 'David'See this image larger'David', before Spark People!(13 comments)See this image largerGoal Weight - 20 years ago, LOL!(8 comments)See this image largerI AM DONE living a life shaped by my fears.(4 comments)See this image largerI live my life as though I cannot fail; a life shaped by my passions and by inspiration.(5 comments)See this image largerTANSHAN1 - DONE Girl, Shannon Buck - Shannon left this earth 12/28/10(4 comments)See this image largerMy HERO & INSPIRATION! Thanks, Sue!(3 comments)See this image largerNow shall I walk or shall I ride? "Ride" Pleasure said. "Walk" Joy replied. W. H. DAVIES(1 comments)See this image larger"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!"(2 comments)See this image larger"Courage is fear that has said its prayers." RUTH FISHEL(1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image larger"I get by with a little help from my friends!"(3 comments)See this image larger"Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them."(2 comments)See this image largerSir Yowls-A-Lot, cuddle buddy extraordinaire.(4 comments)See this image largerTony... our 11-year old smokey grey domestic short-hair.(3 comments)See this image largerWe adopted 10-week old kittens (litter-mates, Oscar & Felix... there are pictures in my photos... scroll to the bottom)! Have a wonderful THANKSGIVING weekend, SPARKlings! {{{HUGS}}} (9 comments)See this image largerOscar & Felix loving their new BIG brother... Tony is 3 times their combined weight, LOL.(3 comments)See this image largerOne big happy family just 24 hours after the kittens (Oscar & Felix) came home!(2 comments)See this image largerThis is Felix: 10 weeks old, Oct 6/17.(1 comments)See this image largerThis is Oscar: 10 weeks old, Oct 6/17.(2 comments)See this image largerFelix!(2 comments)See this image largerOscar!(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largeris in the midst of computer issues... IT (my Mr.) is doing it's best to get me back on-line SOONER!!! SPARKle on my friends! {{{HUGS}}}(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerLadder of Divine AscentSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerSee this image larger

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