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Mindful meditation, such as on the things of God, actually calms your brain.

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After meditating, excite your brain with walking prayers - no minimum speed.

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Micah6.8 - do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.

Millions of us use the Revised Common Lectionary readings each week:


There are daily readings that complement the weekly readings:


please note that M-W readings look back at last Sunday's texts, Th-Sa look ahead to the next Sunday's texts.

Member Since: 11/29/2013

Fitness Minutes: 46,343

My Goals:
Meeting new people, encouraging others, walk @least 5 miles a week, lose 59 pounds by Mar2015, find a healthy church of disciples of Jesus and function like the family we are. Simple, eh?

My Program:
Team challenges, daily sparking, co-op w/ VA doctors, simplify my life, practical help to neighbors I meet in this life. Listen to bible audio at bedtime helps too!

Personal Information:
I love to cook and bake, but I live for BBQ. Hahaha it ain't BBQ if it ain't smoked ;-)

I fingerpick guitar, since 1973 (hero:Chet Atkins, bb king). Play piano (fav: ragtime, Edvard Grieg). Blow coronet & trombone (fav: wynton marsalis, chuck mangione) and still enjoy Earth,Wind and Fire; Pink Floyd; Stevie Ray Vaughn -- incl' Mary had a little lamb.
I also really dig Stephen Curtis Chapman, Chuck Girard and Love Song, Larry Norman, and of course Keith Green

Other Information:
"When life gives you a bunch of lemons, make orange juice and leave them wondering" -- Instagram fm my niece.

I am a broken caregiver of my disabled wife; since my stroke/drain bamage [you can smile at that, ironic THe Wink] in Dec'08.

Who says God has no sense of humor? He made me, didn't he?

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    emoticon For the teapot and your sweet note. I am setting here with Patty, drinking a warm cup of herbal coffee. Best wishes to you and your wife as you journey to a healthier life style.
    53 days ago
  • v IGNITEME101
    Directly* not that other mess if words lol
    54 days ago
  • v IGNITEME101
    Gralan thank you. Unfortunately the minute I select my spark points it takes me sure tly to the spinner. I spark from a cell phone. Will be receiving a new laptop next week sometime
    54 days ago
  • v GRALAN
    Hashem is the way to speak of the four letters of God's revealed Name without even using the same letters. Hashem means LORD God, the one who met with Abraham and Moses, came to Earth and was born Jesus, Yeshua/Joshua. It is worth a study to look up the names of God in the Bible.
    55 days ago
  • v ON_A_DIET

    First, I have never heard of the word "Hashem". Thoroughly confused?

    As for seasonings, salt, pepper, oregano. Then, last time, I forgot garlic powder & onion salt!

    I went to evening Mass. A married couple was blessed for 40 years of marriage. I cried.

    You seem in better spirits. Muy bien gralan!

    I think the man meant for me is a turtle & the turtle is very lost.

    56 days ago
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