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Friday, December 20, 2019      8 comments

We had a very sad day today. My husband's first cousin took his life last Saturday. The funeral was today. We had not spent time with him in several years. He was closer to his father's side. But, the resounding sentiment was one of guilt. Seve... Read more
Does writing a blog help you stay on track?
Thursday, May 16, 2019      14 comments

I have been wondering over the last two weeks if writing a blog helps with eating behavior??? Our family is going through an exciting time. It ha... Read more
Losing can be painful but SO worth it!
Wednesday, April 24, 2019      13 comments

After the last couple of weeks stress and emotional eating, I have been cutting the refined carbs out. Instead, I have been eating mainly fruits and veggies. Tofu, chicken, lean meat if I eat meat. I have more energy. Last night and into today... Read more
Today is the day!
Sunday, April 21, 2019      9 comments

Today is the day! Not tomorrow, not a week from now, not a month from now. TODAY! What are your intentions for the day? How did you start your day? For me, I started in prayer and thanksgiving for what my Savior did for me and for al... Read more
Wrong side of the bed
Saturday, April 20, 2019      11 comments

Good morning, Sparkfriends! I had every intention of waking up today with Bible study and a spirit of love and thanksgiving. It is Holy Saturday. Yet, we woke at 4a.m. for my dh to pick up our son from a lock in to take him to a fishing tourna... Read more
What is good about Good Friday? (carrying the cross)
Friday, April 19, 2019      12 comments

img=113478] What is good about Good Friday? As a child I never understood why Good Friday was so important. After Jesus became my Lord and Savior, I began to understand. Now, I reflect on Good Friday. I reflect on what Jesus must hav... Read more
Just stop
Tuesday, April 16, 2019      12 comments

I have been stress eating emotionally eating for a couple of weeks now. I just celebrated my 6th year Sparking! Overall, I have lost 60 lbs. Lately, I have gained 10 back😫 I turn to food to numb worry, fear, anxiety, sadness. But, that is usi... Read more
Laughing in the holidays!
Saturday, November 24, 2018      12 comments

I love to laugh. Why take ourselves so seriously? The holidays can be a time of stress. Can I get a "Yep!" ? So, I hope to give you a giggle this holiday season. ... Read more
Fear is a liar
Tuesday, November 20, 2018      11 comments

https://youtu.be/1srs1YoTVzs Zach Williams Fear is a Liar (off of YouTube) Yesterday, I wrote about giving up control of things I cannot control and counting my blessings instead of worries. Today, Fear is the subject. Fear and Contr... Read more
Monday, November 19, 2018      11 comments

https://youtu.be/5KhQj8LiTcQ This is my song for right now. The song is about giving up control and allowing God to direct and lead me. Oh, how challenging this is when it comes to children who are making college decisions and facing he... Read more
Thankful for so much: For Our Veterans
Sunday, November 11, 2018      12 comments

I want to thank all of our service men and women. Thank you to your families, too. May God bless you all! ... Read more
It is a good day for a good day
Wednesday, October 24, 2018      10 comments

How is your day going? Are you succeeding at all you had planned? I start each day with the Word of God and some gentle stretches. Then, it is time to wake the troops. Two teenagers waking in the morning can sometimes make or break a mor... Read more
So they say it's your birthday!
Sunday, September 02, 2018      19 comments

Today is the first day of a new year for me! I'm excited! I am on the downhill slope of my 40's and I have LOVED my 40's!!! God is so good to me and my... Read more
Dog in a backpack
Wednesday, August 22, 2018      14 comments

Last night our Senior in high school dear daughter tried to fit the smallest of our 3 dogs in her backpack. She is trying so hard to be able to take a ... Read more
Rolling Hills and Squirrels
Tuesday, August 21, 2018      10 comments

Yesterday's blog was kind of a downer. I was simply being honest about my feelings in that moment. And, it helped me not emotionally eat by putting my feelings out here. Thank you for all the comments. They were so kind! It's just 7:... Read more

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