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  • A man goes to visit his grandpa

    11/13/2019 7:36:56 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A man goes to visit his 85-year-old grandpa in the hospital. “How are you grandpa?” he asks. “Feeling fine,” says the old man. “What’s the food like?” “Terrific, wonderful menus.” “And the nursing?” “Just couldn’t be better. These young nurses really take care of you.” ... Read more

  • Renewal & Rainbows

    11/13/2019 5:18:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Renewal starts in the mind and works out into the body. Yes, It is all about attitude and focus. Today, more than ever, my focus makes a big difference because of my big challenges. I could easily be the dark cloud in the room, or I can choose to be the rainbow in someone else's storm. ... Read more

  • "Always forgive your enemies-

    11/12/2019 10:20:02 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    -nothing annoys them so much." Oscar Wilde Doing my decorating one day at a time, bit-by-bit so I don't burn out and give up. It's not that I have tremendous holiday spirit, it's just my way of connecting with my dearly-departed relatives who gave me such wonderful childhood Christmases. And... Read more

  • Warming Up This Cold Morning!

    11/12/2019 5:27:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    Perhaps you have had mornings like mine... Today it's cold and rainy outside. My body wants to just sit on the couch, drink tea and vegetate under a warm blanket. Since I just had a rest day, I will get up and moving and I know that my body will thank me later. .I might keep my workout insi... Read more

  • Planet Mercury Crosses the Sun this Morning

    11/11/2019 8:43:56 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    And does so only 13 times every century. Next one will be 2032. Of course, you can't look directly into the sun, but there are special viewing parties where they provide eye gear to see it. Wish I could go. Thanking all veterans, but I do that every day. Wishing all a happy, healthy day. ... Read more

  • An old lady is granted three wishes.

    11/11/2019 7:37:18 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    An old lady is rocking away the last of her days on her front porch, reflecting on her long life, when all of a sudden a fairy godmother appears in front of her and informs her that she will be granted three wishes. “Well, now,” says the old lady, “I guess I would like to be really rich.” ... Read more

  • Giving Thanks!

    11/11/2019 5:28:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    This November, I'm giving lots of thanks in three ways. First, my mom and I are making Thanksgiving Cards and giving them to friends. Inside the card, it says "I thank God for you! We also look at our friends in the eyes and say those words. People keep those cards that my mother colors fo... Read more

  • A Belated Reply....

    11/10/2019 5:02:16 PM, by SPARKINON

    Thank you to the Sparkies sending sparkgoodies, notes, spark mail, spark page comments in the offline times! They're always lovely to come back to! One such sparkgoodie with a note came from the "Healthy Lifestyle Sparkers" Sparkteam and asked some great spark questions worth sharing! "What ... Read more

  • Saying Goodbye to Red Lobster's Endless Shrimp Promotion Today

    11/10/2019 9:51:42 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    It's their annual promotion and ends next week, so I'm meeting a friend for lunch to say goodbye until next year when endless shrimp returns. Another record-high temp day predicted, and a/c on for a short time yesterday. Wishing all a happy day. "Men are nearly always willing to b... Read more

  • A Sunday school teacher asks a question

    11/10/2019 7:58:16 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    Chloe wasn’t the best pupil at her Sunday school. She would often fall asleep and never got any of the answers right. One Sunday, she fell asleep and was called upon by the teacher to answer a question. “Who is the creator of the universe?” the teacher asked. Little Keith was sitti... Read more

  • I Choose!

    11/10/2019 6:38:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I choose what will help me most. I'm going for a hike today. I could sew or go to church, but I choose to move my body. Soon the weather will turn icy and very cold, and I will be inside. I need these days of outside exercise! I choose to eat low carb and low sugar. There are poor... Read more

  • "Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." Maori proverb

    11/9/2019 9:37:05 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Another predicted day of record high temps for this time of year. Like yesterday, high 80's. I was looking forward to cooler weather. But at least no a/c has been necessary. I know it sounds silly to whine about this as many are under snow already. Wishing all a wonderful day and fun weeken... Read more

  • An older man moved to a new city.

    11/9/2019 8:22:25 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    At the urging of his doctor, an older man moved to a new city which was renowned for having great health benefits. After settling in, he met a neighbour who was around his age. He asked the neighbour: “Say, is this really a healthy place?” “It sure is,” the man replied. “When I first arriv... Read more

  • I thank God For Team Jackie!

    11/9/2019 5:39:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    We all need a team to help us, and I thank God for mine! I work very hard having helpful people around me. I help them and they help me when I need it! I would not be where I am if I had to go it alone! 1. I have friends who work with my Mom. They not only keep my lovely Mom doing well, bu... Read more

  • "Throw your dreams into space like a kite...

    11/8/2019 10:23:16 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    ...and you do not know what it will bring back - a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country." Anais Nin I wasn't trying to be mysterious in last blog; I just wasn't ready to talk about the pumpkin pie I had. Still not. Enjoyed it. Resisted candy for Halloween, and pumpkin ever sin... Read more

  • A boy had just gotten his driver’s licence

    11/8/2019 9:07:53 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A boy had just gotten his driver’s licence and asked his father if they could discuss his use of the car. His father said: “I’ll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, get your hair cut and we’ll talk about the car.” The boy thought ab... Read more

  • I Quit the Clean Plate Club!

    11/8/2019 5:36:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am thankful for always having more than enough food! Growing up, I believed what my parents said. Mama told me to always eat all my food on my plate, and I took that seriously. There were people who did not have enough food, and I should eat mine! I realize now that if I did not eat all my... Read more

  • Little Johnny wanted to go to the zoo

    11/7/2019 8:37:55 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    Little Johnny wanted to go to the zoo and pestered his parents for days. Finally his mother talked his reluctant father into taking him. “So how was it?” his mother asked when they returned home. “Great,” Little Johnny replied. “Did you and Daddy have a good time?” asked his mother. ... Read more

  • Working the Plan!

    11/7/2019 5:26:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a simple plan to help control Type 2 Diabetes(T2D) in my body. This plan is so simple that when my life is falling apart (as it has recently), I can still work this plan. It involves a few things that I do every week: 1. Always have the low carb snacks first! I bought a $20 hard-boile... Read more

  • "Don't think there are no crocodiles...

    11/6/2019 9:30:38 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    ...just because the water is calm." Anonymous There are several things I could talk about today, but I'll refrain as I'm not ready yet. (smiling) Wishing all a wonderful day.... Read more

  • A woman starts antique shopping

    11/6/2019 8:50:07 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    After retiring from a busy life in business, Claire travels around the country visiting antique shops trying to find bargains. One day she goes to an antique shop in the city. She speaks to the shop’s owner and says: “When I was in here last week I saw a big mug with a flat head that holds a lo... Read more

  • #6 Wonderful Wednesday!

    11/6/2019 5:19:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm thankful for another day on God's green Earth! It's just another normal day for me to help kids learn, love my family and help my Mom. I'm thankful for all the people in my life. Make it a habit to tell people to thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without th... Read more

  • A Busy October!

    11/6/2019 2:45:37 AM, by PHEBESS

    Between DH's physical therapy, and dr visits for both of us, I finally sat down and caught up on photos, and then compiled a blog. Whew! Busy, colorful, and still having fun despite the off and on rain and weather turning cold!
    -a... Read more

  • crime

    11/5/2019 8:03:24 PM, by RKOTTEK

    There were 2 boys 1 had eaten batteries and the other had eaten fireworks the police caught them they charged 1 boy and let off the other boy... Read more

  • "Still 'round the corner there may wait...

    11/5/2019 9:19:25 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    A new road or secret gate." J.R.R. Tolkien Yesterday I heard a conversation with a doc who said that women are more prone to depression due to hormonal fluctuations. I wonder if it's just that men are less apt to seek help when depressed, so the stats may be skewed? Then there's wide cov... Read more

  • Meeting my Goals!

    11/5/2019 5:31:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's a long road to reach my goals! I am working to control Type 2 Diabetes mainly through food and exercise. I realize that while I cannot control my genetics, I can understand the pitfalls of my parents, and adjust my path. SparkPeople helps me to stay on track with meeting those goals, and ... Read more

  • "Always remember that you are absolutely unique...

    11/4/2019 8:18:58 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Just like everyone else." Margaret Mead Wishing all a happy, healthy day.... Read more

  • Three men were playing golf.

    11/4/2019 6:38:16 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    Three men were playing golf. The course was a wicked dog-leg with a large water hazard. The first man stepped up to the tee and hit a sharp slice into the water hazard. He walked up to the water; it parted and he lofted his ball within one foot of the hole. The next man stepped up and hit ... Read more

  • #4 Grateful for Ladybugs!

    11/4/2019 5:16:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Okay, I'm actually grateful for a sewing room where I can create ladybug hats. It took me a few days to figure out exactly how to place the eyes and the antenna, but I really like the way that the ladybug hats came out. I've had requests for hats with antenna and without the antenna. ... Read more

  • #3 Grateful for an Extra Hour!

    11/3/2019 5:32:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm grateful for on extra hour of sleep! I don't usually sleep in on purpose. I have a busy day and goals to reach. Today is my hiking day, and I'm going to get some of my school work done early. The extra sleep feels very good today. What are you thankful for today? ... Read more

  • Did a Test Set-Up of New Inflatables

    11/2/2019 2:51:13 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    They arrived last night and I tested them this morning. The teddy bear is very big, which you can't tell from the pic. That's the one that'll go outside. Wishing all a fun day. "You can't make anything up anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it." Art Bu... Read more

  • A husband and wife are having dinner

    11/2/2019 9:09:11 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A husband and wife are having dinner at a very fine restaurant when a stunning young woman comes over to their table, gives the husband a big open mouthed kiss, then says she’ll see him later and walks away. The wife glares at her husband and says: “Who the hell was that?” “Oh,” replies the husban... Read more

  • #2 Grateful for Today!

    11/2/2019 6:18:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    Did you know that today is a gift? This is an opportunity that will only come once. Today I encourage you to approach today as I was taught to approach a busy street: 1. Stop and listen. 2. Look both ways. 3. Move forward! Rise to this day by learning the lessons of gratefulness. ... Read more

  • An engineer dies and goes to heaven.

    11/1/2019 9:26:00 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    One day an engineer dies and goes to heaven. When he arrives, he meets God. After checking his list in detail, God says: “Go to hell, you’re not on my list.” So after walking the seemingly endless stairs to hell, he lets the devil know who he is and the devil welcomes him in. In hell the e... Read more


    11/1/2019 8:21:59 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    You will win $1M for your correct answers to the following two questions. (smiling) On Halloween, my sugar craving was: a. off the charts b. none c. moderate and I had a few little chocolate bars d. enough to drive me nuts I ate this many small candies: a. 7 b. 2 c... Read more

  • My Attitude of Gratitude

    11/1/2019 5:20:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    My November Attitude of Gratitude is a yearly build-up to Thanksgiving. It's a life-changing full month of thankfulness! Have you ever tried it? I hope that you will join me in mindfully focusing on those things in your life that deserve to be thanked, one day at a time. Today I am thankful... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 31

    11/1/2019 1:17:56 AM, by SPARKINON

    PROMPT: "REFLECTION is an essential part of any creative practice. This means taking some time to look back over what you have created during this month and consider what you experienced and learned. We recommend taking 5mins to write down a few reflections. Here are some questions to get you starte... Read more

  • BOO!

    10/31/2019 9:15:23 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Wishing all a fun Halloween. Happy to report the bags of candy are still intact until I give them out to kids later and I've got no cravings now, having battled them all weekend. "We were born to struggle, to face challenges of our lifetime and, ultimately, to evolve to a higher consciousne... Read more

  • A plumber went to a woman's house.

    10/31/2019 7:29:45 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A plumber was called to a woman’s apartment to repair a leaking pipe. When he arrived he was pleased to discover that the woman was quite a stunning, well-stacked lady, and during the course of the afternoon the two became extremely friendly. Later in the afternoon, the phone rang, disturbing t... Read more

  • Keeping The Fright out of Sight!

    10/31/2019 5:17:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    What do you fear? What scares you silly? Lately, I've been afraid of all sorts of things as I watch my mother's health decline. Fear can keep us from moving forward with our goals in life. Don't be scared into doing nothing because of fear of doing things wrong! Today I hold on to my faith ... Read more


    10/30/2019 2:52:17 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    I have been on this weight loss journey for a number of years, and had basically given up that I would ever lose weight. Then I took my self in hand, gave myself a good talking to and 5 months later I am 10kgs (22 Ibs) lighter. I have also realised what a difference the reduction of the 10kgs... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 30

    10/30/2019 2:05:16 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Create a trophy for yourself, or for a team of fellow sprinters." Also think this trophy should be created for those who have cheered, encouraged, supported the Sprint along the way also - thank you!! Thank you to all the other Creative Sprinters that created works along the way ... Read more

  • Diminished Joy Correlated with Advancing Years

    10/30/2019 9:10:07 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I hear of a lot of studies and don't take stock in things like that, but I like to post them to hear different opinions. I know there are studies on almost everything that are funded by special interest groups, so they skew the data for successful results in their study. The other day I heard ... Read more

  • A police officer pulls over a man.

    10/30/2019 8:34:58 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A police officer pulls over a guy who’d been weaving in and out of the lanes. He goes up to the guy’s window and says: “Sir, I need you to blow into this breathalyser tube.” The man says: “Sorry, officer, I can’t do that. I am an asthmatic. If I do that, I’ll have a really bad asthma attack.” ... Read more

  • Family Time

    10/30/2019 5:44:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's been almost 20 years since my Dad's passing, and each of us children has helped Mom in different ways. We have all done what we could do in our own way. In some ways caring for Mom has brought us closer, and in other ways, it has divided us. At first, John spent Sundays at church with ... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 29

    10/29/2019 4:35:36 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Share your creative sprint work with someone whose opinion you respect. Ask them to pick one day for you to revise today!" [My husband. He picked Day 20 for a Re-do! "Do a sequel Mandy."] Here 'tis... ... Read more

  • Paying more attention

    10/29/2019 3:50:57 PM, by BLESSED_GIRL73

    Ok so here goes...I've had trouble with my weight since middle school. So it's never been any front page news that I've suffered alot of ridicule and heart ache. Ive been told many many years ago that I have a fatty liver. I didnt pay much attention to it and continued eating anything and everything... Read more

  • How Blogging Can Backfire on Me

    10/29/2019 9:46:56 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Sometimes I blog about how I've resisted sugar (last two blogs) and feel such a sense of triumph that I then feel (mistakenly) that I can handle "just a little" with moderation. WRONG! It is difficult to confess in these blogs the difficult battle I have with this poison, but it does help to reaf... Read more

  • A man gave a minister a compliment.

    10/29/2019 9:42:22 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    At the conclusion of a sermon, the worshippers filed out of the church to greet the minister. As one shook the minister’s hand, he said: “Thanks for the message, Reverend. You know, I bet you’re smarter than Einstein.” Beaming with pride, the minister said: “Why, thank you, brother!” ... Read more

  • Thank God for Hired Help!

    10/29/2019 5:30:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    There were three wonderful women in my mother's life that I greatly appreciate. They are the ones who alerted me just a week ago that Mom's health had changed, and she needed more than home care. They put their jobs on the chopping block for the sake of my mother, and I greatly appreciate them.... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 28

    10/28/2019 9:41:45 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Find a creative way to say "Thank You" to someone who has made a difference (small or big!) in your life." [x2 letter set folders turned into a jumbo sized "Thank You" card & envelope with bonus bookmarks.] - Sorry, it will be a bit hard to see the outcome with the blog picture res... Read more

  • Today was a long day

    10/28/2019 9:07:29 PM, by BLESSED_GIRL73

    I hope everyone had an awesome day, and an even better one tomorrow.... Read more

  • Four university friends missed their exam.

    10/28/2019 9:16:37 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    Four university friends were so confident in their abilities that the weekend before their final exams, they decided to get out of town and party with some friends. After all the partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn’t make it back home until early Monday morning. Rather than taking the ... Read more


    10/28/2019 8:16:51 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Yesterday morning I went grocery shopping and there it was with my name on it. (so to speak - smiling) My first pumpkin pie of the season and I grabbed it with enthusiasm. Those who know me understand that I love all things pumpkin and I've not had even one thing pumpkin yet. (poor me) So ... Read more

  • The Noise

    10/28/2019 5:25:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are so many voices trying to get our attention. It's important that we focus on the voices that will help us, not hurt us. I find people here on Spark encourage me to keep going and do my best. Those are the voices that I listen to. Don't focus on the negative noise. It will tear yo... Read more

  • Pretending

    10/27/2019 10:49:17 PM, by BLESSED_GIRL73

    One can only wish... Read more

  • Dont give up

    10/27/2019 9:41:24 PM, by BLESSED_GIRL73

    Setbacks and slip ups are one thing, but the true failure is when we give up. Keep going and dont give up.... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 27

    10/27/2019 4:36:42 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Create a Rainbow." ... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 26

    10/27/2019 4:35:10 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Collaborate with a fellow Creative Sprinter or friend and make whatever you want!" [Collaboration with husband to come up with a prompt for today - "Love Kite."] ... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 25

    10/27/2019 4:33:32 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Recreate a famous work of art in any medium or style." [Well, famous to me! Tribute to Tatts! Artists: Me and the tattooist.] ... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 24

    10/27/2019 4:31:08 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Make up a new dance move and create instructions for how to do it." [The Dunny Roll Dance! Instructions - Finger dancing is how it's done!] ... Read more


    10/27/2019 9:49:16 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    But I didn't. Bought candy early in the month for trick or treaters and haven't had a problem with it being in the house until last night. I knew that if I opened the bag, yikes! Okay, I'll always be battling the sugar monster. That's just a fact of my life. But the more time that goes by with... Read more

  • Focus On The Positive

    10/27/2019 5:44:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes the best way to get through the day is to focus on the things that bring me joy. Lina is now 7 and I still remember her first Halloween outfit. I bought the little onesie and sent it down to my son who was in med school. Today her outfit will be much different than the little pumpkin... Read more

  • Walking away for my mental health

    10/26/2019 3:04:33 PM, by SCOOTERGIRLOZ

    Have not been on SparkPeople for the last 6 years of working in a community services group while also spending night classes to achieve a Diploma of Human Resources, a Diploma of Accounting, and a Certificate for Training and Assessment. Two of my last 3 SparkPeople blogs reflect how happy I had bee... Read more

  • "Disillusion comes only to the illusioned...

    10/26/2019 11:45:58 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    One cannot be disillusioned of what one never put faith in." Dorothy Thompson Hoping extreme temps are gone now. Over 100 is much too much. Wishing all a wonderful day and fun weekend.... Read more

  • A boy failed his maths test.

    10/26/2019 9:53:43 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A father and son were talking about the son’s failed maths test. “Why did you fail your mathematics test?” the father asked. The son answered: “On Monday, teacher said 3+5=8.” “So?” The son said: “On Tuesday, she said 4+4=8, and on Wednesday she said 6+2=8. If she can’t make u... Read more

  • A New Day

    10/26/2019 5:23:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a tough day, but I survived. Today will also be tough but I will be okay. My mother is now in a nursing home, and I'm sad about it. She is in a long-term unit, and I did not realize how much lower the quality of rooms is in the long-term than the short term. Mom doesn't have a ... Read more

  • Yesterday was 104 Degrees Here and $4.30 gal for Gas

    10/25/2019 8:15:46 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    We made the national weather news this morning as one of two places with triple digit temps yesterday. I thought the heater had accidentally come on as I looked at the thermostat to see 87 degrees in the house before turning on the a/c. Hope today isn't as hot. Gas is over $5 gal in many place... Read more

  • A bus driver was heading on his normal route

    10/25/2019 7:20:38 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    One fine day, a bus driver went to the bus garage, started his bus, and drove off along the route. There were no problems for the first few stops, a few people got on, a few got off, and things went generally well. At the next stop, however, a big hulk of a guy got on. He was six foot eight, bu... Read more

  • Today

    10/25/2019 5:17:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Life is a gift worth unwrapping every day. I'm not looking forward to my responsibility today. Mom is going into a nursing home. Family members are angry with my decision. Those who agree with me are silent. Today I face the furious noise. God is with me in this day, and tomorrow is going to... Read more

  • Tried to Blog Twice, Lost Both

    10/24/2019 8:55:09 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Not going to try a third time. Okay, I will. Here's the 4th herb I recently found. DIM. Overview Information Diindolylmethane is formed in the body from plant substances contained in "cruciferous" vegetables. These vegetables include cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and brocco... Read more

  • An old man walks into a bar

    10/24/2019 8:03:19 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    An old man walks into a bar and orders a drink. “May I see your ID please?” The bartender asks. “You’ve got to be kidding,” he said. “I’m almost 60 years old.” The bartender apologised, but said he still had to see the licence. The man showed his ID, then paid and told the bartender to kee... Read more

  • No Keys For Mama!

    10/24/2019 5:35:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    About fifteen years ago, my mother’s eyes seemed a bit “off”, and her driving was downright dangerous! Her friend Dolly did not like to ride in the car with her anymore and I was concerned. I always drove when we were together. I also realized that driving is not a good thing for Mom to do any... Read more

  • Unwanted fat

    10/24/2019 1:32:09 AM, by BLESSED_GIRL73

    Somehow I dont think this will ever happen, but one can still wish...... Read more

  • carbs are not equal, do you know the difference & which are of benefit?

    10/23/2019 10:50:05 PM, by RKOTTEK
    _Q-WQ hope you can view this learn about gut benefits cheers richard... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 23

    10/23/2019 9:37:56 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Create a mask. (Bonus: Get a picture of yourself wearing it in public!)" - The shadow wears it well, does that count?! [Mask = Playing Cards Box + Photo Props] ... Read more

  • Here's my excuse

    10/23/2019 6:53:05 PM, by BLESSED_GIRL73

    I finally realize why I haven't been exercising like I need to...... Read more

  • Faith

    10/23/2019 1:35:50 PM, by BLESSED_GIRL73

    Just keep the faith, and believe in yourself!!!... Read more

  • Bacopa

    10/23/2019 8:31:12 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    This is the 3rd of the four herbs I recently found and researched. Unlike the other two, this one and the last (which I'll blog about tomorrow), are not anything I would try as they don't directly apply to my issues. But I thought I'd share the info fyi. "Bacopa is a genus of as many as 100 a... Read more


    10/23/2019 8:08:21 AM, by GOANNA2

    An old man is lying on his deathbed. Slipping peaceful away, he is half aware of one sense after another fading, his sight growing dim, a blessed silence falling... and then something half-forgotten teases at his nose and he twitches it as it registers. It's a delicious savoury scent wafting... Read more

  • Thankful with Thorns

    10/23/2019 5:17:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days, the world seems to be tearing me apart. I'm seeing the angry side of my loving and kind family right now, and it doesn't feel good. Thorns hurt and even draw blood at times. Still, I'm thankful for the thorny people in my life. I find my happiness through thankfulness. Maybe... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 22

    10/22/2019 10:31:26 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Create a functional musical instrument or noise maker." Fun Times!! ... Read more

  • A teacher asked a math question

    10/22/2019 7:17:29 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A grade two teacher was in the middle of a maths question on addition. She asked one of her students: “How old were you on your last birthday?” The student answered: “Seven.” “How old will you be on your next birthday?” she asked. “Nine.” “That’s impossible!” she said in con... Read more

  • Stand Firm

    10/22/2019 5:40:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some things that we must stand firm on in our lives. We must stand up for God's Word, for ourselves and for those who matter to us. We have to make wise choices for eating healthy foods and getting in our exercise. If we are unmovable on what matters, we are going to be strong hea... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 21

    10/21/2019 9:36:39 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Draw or write non-stop without picking your pen up from the page for 5 minutes." [Drawing & Writing - That's How I Roll.] Sorry, the blog picture keeps getting resized smaller after posting it, to fit across the screen - not sure how to change that. ... Read more

  • An English teacher asked her students a question

    10/21/2019 9:17:19 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    An English teacher asked her class to write an essay on what they’d do if they had a million dollars. Alec handed in a blank sheet of paper. “Alec!” yelled the teacher, “You’ve done nothing. Why?” “Because if I had a million dollars, that’s exactly what I would do!”... Read more

  • Witches Hats and Cactus Flowers

    10/21/2019 8:09:46 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Yesterday at sunrise, I found that some witches must've crashed into my cactus. (smiling) Here's to a good day for us all. "I wasn't afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure." Anne Baxter ... Read more

  • Dust

    10/21/2019 5:13:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dust if you must, but there's not much time, with rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and a life to lead. (10-20 day of Thank Yoy For Being a Friend Dayspring calendar.... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 20

    10/20/2019 9:41:22 AM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "What is the title of your Autobiography?" (Bonus: Create a book cover for it.) [Title: Oh Feck! It's Mandy Heck With A Card Deck!] ... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 19

    10/20/2019 8:59:32 AM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "Cut holes in the pages of a magazine, catalogue, or book so that what you reveal beneath creates something new." [A holey Penny becomes a pasta bake pendant.] ... Read more

  • Moringa

    10/20/2019 8:45:28 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    This is the second of four new extracts I found and researched this past week. I thought it interesting and wanted to share. "Moringa is a plant that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It is also grown in the tropics. The leaves, bark, flowe... Read more

  • A 60 year old millionaire is getting married

    10/20/2019 7:30:07 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A 60 year old millionaire is getting married and throws a big wedding reception. His friends are quite jealous and in a quiet moment one of them asks him how he landed such a hot 23 year old beauty. “Simple,” grins the millionaire. “I faked my age.” His friends are really amazed and ask ... Read more

  • Playing God

    10/20/2019 5:44:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday my brother told me to “stop playing God!” In order to keep peace in an angry family, I didn’t ask him to explain himself. Stop caring? God is love and he cares. Stop making decisions to help my mom? Mom made me the medical proxy. She asked me to make decisions. How do I stop play... Read more

  • Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 18

    10/19/2019 3:42:19 PM, by SPARKINON

    Prompt: "What does the inside of your brain look like, today?" ... Read more

  • Give God control

    10/19/2019 2:51:45 PM, by BLESSED_GIRL73

    God still uses broken things.... Read more

  • Astragalus

    10/19/2019 9:42:59 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've found four new extracts that I thought were interesting and researched further. Thought I'd share here and in upcoming blogs. Needless to say, but I'll say it anyway, when I post quotes, studies, info, etc., it doesn't mean I agree or believe it. I just like to read the diverse opinions and ... Read more

  • Embracing Adversity

    10/19/2019 6:14:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days are really tough right now. I don't like the pain, the stress and the major changes to my full schedule. Sometimes, I get upset and act in ways that are not as thoughtful as I'd like to be. The times of adversity will make me a better person. Adversity is like a strong wind. It... Read more

  • A boy was asked to report on childbirth.

    10/18/2019 10:00:46 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A boy was asked to do a report on childbirth and so he asked his parents how he was born. “Well honey,” said the slightly prudish parent. “The stork brought you to us.” “Oh,” said the boy. “Well, how did you and daddy get born?” “Oh, your grandparents found us under a rock.” the mothe... Read more

  • Along Came A Spider and Sat Down Beside Her...

    10/18/2019 7:14:14 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    During one of my walks yesterday, here's what I encountered. Have a good day, friends . "Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you." Carl Jung... Read more


    10/18/2019 6:53:13 AM, by GOANNA2

    The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing his zipper was wide open. His assistant walked up to him and said, "This morning when you left your house, did you close your garage door?" The boss told her he knew he'd closed the garage door, and walked int his office puzzled... Read more