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My Back is Improving
Thursday, June 22, 2017      3 comments

About every year-and-one-half or so, my lower back goes out. It starts with feeling slight muscular discomfort, and then within days gets so bad that I can hardly walk and find it hard to function day to day. Yesterday I woke up with the back fe... Read more
Lower Back Pain - Any Suggestions?
Monday, June 19, 2017      3 comments

I just got over a cold, and now my lower back hurting and making it hard to walk or function. This is the third time this has happened over the last few years, and I'm wondering if any of you all have suggestions as to how to get through this, a... Read more
When skipping exercise is the right thing to do
Thursday, June 15, 2017      4 comments

I'm usually pretty disciplined about doing my exercise everyday, and I planned to go out to the golf range, strike some balls, and then go for a walk. But I have been struggling with a summer cold and I'm very weak and dizzy, and I thought it be... Read more
The Tour of France is Coming!
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      0 comments

J'aime Le Tour de France! July 1-23 - the best in the world compete in the greatest bike race in the world! ... Read more
My View at Breakfast
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      5 comments

Every morning is I sit to eat the first meal of the day, I get to look out my window and see this. I feel so grateful to live in this place, and get to... Read more
Golfing Today
Monday, June 12, 2017      7 comments

Today I got to go play a round of golf with a good friend of mine. While I hit some good shots here and there, I also had some horrible holes and there... Read more
Awesome Walk Today
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      3 comments

I had the privilege today of walking for about an hour while meditating on John 6:1-15, the story of Jesus feeding 5000 plus with only Five Loaves and two fish. I'll leave the details for another time, but it was such a great time of faith stret... Read more
Tilling and Planting Today
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      5 comments

We have a fairly big yard but two areas are completed shaded and the grass has given way to bare ground. So later today I plan to till up the ground, prepare it for seeds, and then plant those seeds this evening or tomorrow. I'm eager to do this... Read more
Day Off...Probably Going to Golf
Monday, June 05, 2017      2 comments

Today is my one day off per week, and oh am I tempted to go golfing! There's a little executive course near my house that's very challenging but not very busy so that I basically get the course to myself. I just love going for a long stroll, tak... Read more
I'm Sleepy
Sunday, June 04, 2017      2 comments

It's been a long day, a good day, and I'm sleepy! Time to crash, night-night, ya'll.... Read more
Day of Meditation
Saturday, June 03, 2017      0 comments

I am the preaching pastor of a church near Minneapolis and since I was behind in my normal message preparation, I had to devote my entire day to that. This means that I had the privilege of meditating on and writing about the words of Jesus in J... Read more
Another Beautiful Day!
Friday, June 02, 2017      2 comments

It's another beautiful day in the Minneapolis area, and I look forward to doing my work outside today. I am a white-collar guy, but I can work from just about anywhere so today it's work in the park with my bike and fishing pole by my side! ... Read more
Get to go Golfing!
Thursday, June 01, 2017      0 comments

It's a beautiful day in the Minneapolis area: 75 degrees, sunny, slight breeze. So I'm going golfing on a little 18 hole executive course. It's not a busy one, so I'll be out there by myself and I'm really looking forward to it! God bless ... Read more
Caffeine - The Key Obstacle in my Journey
Wednesday, May 31, 2017      2 comments

Over the years, I've walked away from SP a number of times and for a variety of reasons, but every time I've done so, I've gained weight. This time I've gone almost all the way back to my original starting weight of 242. That was in 2009, but af... Read more
It's a New Month!
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      4 comments

I've been off of SP for a month or so due to extreme busyness. I've done a pretty good job with eating but not quite as good with exercise because at this time of year I have to give 6 hours per week to picking up leaves--no kidding, we have tha... Read more

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