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feeling unimaginably blessed by another Sparker
Friday, February 21, 2020      35 comments

I started talking to Brenda ( BEDA65) just last month. She's a sweet woman, we are just getting to know one another. I haven't even been a very good friend since I have been so distracted by my RA symptoms, to be honest. She asked if she could s... Read more
and the beat goes on....
Monday, February 10, 2020      43 comments

I have had my world rocked with an initial diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. It is not like "regular" arthritis. It is usually progressive. It can affect other organs like the heart and lungs. It is scary if I let it be. Because my hus... Read more
Behind Those Hazel Eyes
Friday, January 24, 2020      40 comments

I went with my husband to the eye doctor today, DMV wants an eye test for the renewal of his driver's license. All went well! While I was wa... Read more
feelings, nothing more than feelings
Monday, January 06, 2020      35 comments

Change is possible! True, everlasting, looking back thinking, "wow, look how far I've come," change. Change that happens on almost a cellular level, you become this new creation by just taking step after step after step.... It is with great... Read more
Resolving NOT to have resolutions
Sunday, December 29, 2019      30 comments

I am sitting here listening to the sweet buzz of the heating system (thank you for a warm home, God) and having some solitude while hubby sleeps (thank you for him, Lord) and a cup of coffee..well, my third cup of coffee. I'm debating about new ... Read more
lessons learned from Mary and Joseph
Tuesday, December 24, 2019      24 comments

The story of the birth of Jesus is a magical one. A 14 year old child (and some concordances say as young as 12) who is a virgin. Her husband, who t... Read more
That first moment of pleasure
Saturday, December 21, 2019      26 comments

Did your heart slow a beat, just reading that? I know mine did. It's that moment where you pick up that chocolate, where you pour that first glass of wine. That moment, even, where you snap at your spouse or your kids because they have gotten ... Read more
pre-holiday blues
Sunday, December 15, 2019      25 comments

I've already started two previous blogs, and they are such downers that I deleted them. Here's the truth: where your focus goes, energy flows. ... Read more
the sympathetic ear
Sunday, December 08, 2019      23 comments

I am blessed with a sympathetic ear. I am not sure if I was born this way or if the characteristic was cultivated because it was something ... Read more
peeling away the layers
Friday, December 06, 2019      25 comments

Just like an onion, we all have so many layers to us that need to be peeled away before we find true freedom and a genuine sense of happiness. A constant theme in my own life is that I am at the same time too much, and not nearly enough. I ... Read more
Me plus scale equals..FRIENDS
Sunday, December 01, 2019      21 comments

My entire life, I have hated the scale. It was the ultimate shamer for me. I felt it told the whole, unvarnished truth about how bad I really was... Read more
the last day of November... already??
Saturday, November 30, 2019      24 comments

So many people I talk to seem to share the same sentiment, that the days are passing SO quickly lately! Even more of a reason why we have to make each and every day count, right? I'm happy to be back. This is about the 40th time I have left... Read more