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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: 46,689

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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  • v GRALAN
    Oh my goodness, you're cooking like I'm used to doing with our favorite home recipes. hahaha I guess it is a renowned method for ages now. hee hee

    Thanks for your Crockasagna recipe. We love lasanga and we have a stoptop version of a slow-cooking pot we can use on our induction burner, and we have electric crockpot and electric pressure cooker, plus a rice cooker. I can see adapting this to use in either one.

    Thanks again for sharing your recipe. I hope your roommates like it. That'd be an added bonus to this blessing.
    59 days ago
  • v ON_A_DIET
    You do not even have to cook the noodles ahead of time!

    layer of noodles on bottom.
    layer of browned beef
    layer of noodles
    cottage cheese
    layer of noodles

    Cook on HIGH 4 hours.

    This is for a big crockpot. Use your judgement. There are no rules!

    I hope you like!
    59 days ago
    Thanks for the add, we're now friends. I love that you have Micah 6:8 up. It's my favorite verse along with Hebrews 12:1-2!!
    66 days ago
  • v no profile image -4HEISTHEANSWER
    Thinking of you brought a smile today. emoticon Thank you for all you do for our team.
    70 days ago
    You are such an encouragement on our team. Hope you had a great weekend. emoticon Thanks for your encouraging comments on my blog post. I never heard of that before.
    72 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/8/2019 11:44:10 PM
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