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8/17/19 7:04 P

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Today I did something I thought I would never do. I wrote to someone I have know most of my life who is now an inmate in a prison. God led me to write a letter to him and see what happens. He and I have something in common and I may be able to reach him that way.

My name is Jenny. Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me


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8/17/19 9:21 A

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Good morning! By God's grace I'm going to get my house cleaned today. It depends on what time my son wakes up as well. I have a party to go to tonight so I need to make sure I'm ready by then as well.

Weigh in didn't go so good. I was up 1.8 pounds. But I can't say I have regrets. I got to spend time with my son whom I don't see very often.

Have a great day! I'm going to continue waking up. I've got to take my daughter to work at 9:00.

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8/16/19 9:39 A

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Laura: I hadn't been into genealogy before. I didn't get into it, and then not seriously because it does cost money, until after my dad died. I currently belong to family search and ancestry. It can be interesting as all get out! I found out, I guess I owe my life to Yankees. My great whatever number grandfather was a prisoner of war and they fixed his leg. He'd had it shot off with cannon fodder I guess. (No evidence that it wasn't a bullet).

Also I found out one of my great whatever uncles was a signer of the Constitution. One Daniel Carroll. I have several veterans of the Revolutionary war in my lineage and far enough back there is royalty. There is also (wait for it) a Sheriff of Notingham! How cool is that? The history on my mother's side isn't nearly as colorful. Actually, though, I've not delved into it that deeply. I know names, but that's about it. Most of my family on both sides have been traced to the US (or Colonies rather) dating to the 1600's.

Well, I'm in need of more coffee. I'm planning on getting my house cleaned today. I want to pick up my son for a bit. And also working on another box of stuff I found after I got done with that 9 1/2 hours standing and sorting through boxes. It shouldn't take as long this time.

Have a great day!

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8/15/19 9:48 P

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Dreama I did not know you were into genealogy before. I never got into that one before. I Heard it is expensive to look up your ancestors. Is your new place too small for an elliptical machine? I never went on one yet. I am looking for a treadmill so I can keep on going in the team called Walking Across Canada. I don't think the Fitbit counts walking to videos.

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8/14/19 10:14 A

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Kerri: (I hope I spelled your name correctly) Thank you so much for the link. :) I'm just getting back into exercising since the move. I miss my elliptical to an extent. That thing whipped me, but it did increase my stamina and was easy on my body.

Today I have one house to clean then a list of other things that need doing. I've already pretty much got it all done so far. I need to also start organizing my genealogy stuffs. I had someone suggest a program, but I'm talking about the paperwork stuff. Documents, etc. While I was going through my boxes of paperwork and getting rid of what needed to be gotten rid of, etc, I found another full box of genealogy papers. It's the disorganization that messes with me. I can't do disorganized.

I guess I need to start thinking about breakfast. I don't have to be at work until 10:00 and I now live about three minutes away from my client. Have a great day!

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8/14/19 7:16 A

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Dreama, here is the link, takes you to the playlist, day 1 of the challenge:

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I'm having another off morning, but I realized yesterday that maybe a slow start to my day is what I need. I have been having a hard time waking up all the way, and yesterday I ran out of spoons before dinner. I even took a short nap with my pup around lunch. I'm still going to plug along and get as much done as possible.

I'm hoping to go to Hobby Lobby this afternoon and let everyone pick out a wool yarn they like to make hats, fingerless gloves or mittens, and scarves for our trip up North this Winter. Then, when I get better at sewing (If I'm able before then) I'll make some fleece ones too.

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8/14/19 12:21 A

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Dreama congrats on almost being there. My abs are weak and hard to do floor exercises now too. My ankles are swollen gain and hope I lose the water by tomorrow before I weigh myself.

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8/13/19 4:49 P

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I am so far behind in email and SP links. I have not been able to walk much due to hip and leg pain. I can sense the weight coming on without the exercise. pants are really tight and tummy starting to hang over!

Work is going well. I work part time for my Church. Just 12 hours a week for pay but I often work off hours. I am the community liaison. I really really enjoy helping to fill the needs of people in our community. So that is going well.

looking for friends to connect with, get to know, and encourage each other along this journey. :-)
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good afternoon everyone. have a wonderful and blessed day.

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8/13/19 8:51 A

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Good morning! I pray everyone is having a good day! I've just got my coffee and am curled up under my blankets. Early August is too early to turn on the heater. It got COOL in here last night. Brrrr.. . .

Today I only have one house to clean today and try to got the rest of the bank cleaned tonight. I'm going to be putting on a green chili pork stew in the crock pot so no worrying about what is for dinner. Other than that, it's exercise. I'm so very very glad that I don't have any 'post move' stuff to do. I've been 'moving' since early July.

CROUCHINGFLEA: Do you have a link for the abs challenge. Brain dead pre-coffee brain here.

Wow! What a totally uneventful day I have set out for myself. I've actually been getting to bed by 11:00 now. Go me!! Well, have a great day, all!

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8/13/19 8:00 A

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Dreama, congrats on being so close to your goal!! Check out Blogilates, she has an ab challenge I'm about to start (it's an older one, she is currently doing a glute challenge) and also has lots of other ab workouts too.

I'm trying to get back in the swing of things, not really sticking to my routine like I wanted to this morning (not supposed to get on the computer till later in the day) but needed to wake up and have some more coffee. I'm still really tired. I need to go get changed into my workout gear and go do my cardio and stability training and yoga. This afternoon I'm starting that ab challenge by Blogilates with my kiddos and then will have them each do at least 10 minutes on the treadmill, or we will go for a walk.

~ Karri
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8/12/19 8:29 P

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Oh, ugh!! I had a whole thing typed out and with two clicks of a couple of keys *poof!* Gone!! emoticon

Well, we are back up to normal summer time temps right now. Have you seen the Teton mountain range in Jackson Hole, Wyoming? Spectacular. But, like I told the woman at the Welcome center - It's a sight. I saw it. Took 1000 pictures. But too many people!! And the hotel prices are nuts! $200 a night for two people!! Ugh!

In other news - I have two pounds to reach my 'You're a healthy weight'. :) Right now, I'm 14 pounds from my goal weight. I MIGHT be happy if I get to 135. We'll see. I'm trying to get rid of this belly. That's it. That's all I really care about. I don't necessarily want a six pack. Just flat abs. Too big of a goal?

Fixing to be heading over and putting the very last thing into storage. Yeah!! I have a living room!! The only things I need now are some video storage cabinets and a bookcase of something such as that to put in the hall to hold my books. How is it that I have four boxes of books?!! And hopefully to hold some of the stuff I have shoved under the sinks.

Have a great night!

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Della what a wonderful testimony! You sure will be a blessing to others in the jail ministry there. We have some people in our church who do jail ministry.

Jenny is rather upset since she had to pull out of her online and phone Overeaters Christian group. She was unable to talk on the phone in the meeting for a week or more. Other people would get in ahead of her. Instead of waiting for both leaders to get done speaking they would start calling as soon as the second one started speaking. She had her EKG done and went to see her new primary today. She found out that they found nothing wrong but are going to do a nuclear stress test on her in September.

she is out of breath a lot and at night her clothes get drenched in sweat. I have been battling neck and arm pain all day now. Tomorrow I go shopping and it will be hard from now on without the extra money.

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I need to send you a goodie (pair of tennis shoes) with all the work you do, girl!!!!

I love eating whopers at Burger King, but they like making a whoper out of me. Hee Hee

We plan on a vacation and leaving later this week. Guess it was a good thing we didn't head out west after all. We love to travel there, but oh my goodness 40 degrees already. Burrrrr!!!


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8/12/19 9:25 A

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Good morning! My yesterday didn't quite go as planned. I got a new vacuum at work. The old one died! So, I had to put that together. Then, I ran out of trash bags and had to run to the store for new ones. But I did get most of one section cleaned. I have the bank broken into five sections and if all goes well I can get the entire bank cleaned in a week. Then the next week I can kind of relax. So, tonight, if all goes well, I'll finish up the bank. Five more offices. Two of the offices always have stuff piled on the desks and I need to get it moved then allow the areas to completely dry before putting anything back on it. On average, it takes an hour to clean an area.

Enough of that. Two houses back-to-back today. Then a trip to Goodwill. So, I guess I'll be dining out today. I always try to get something good for you. LOL! I used to think a Whopper Jr fit that bill until I looked up the nutritional value. Eh. . .not so much!

It has been chilly here yesterday and it dropped into the low 40's last night. I guess it's supposed to get into the 80's today. We'll see.

Well, I need to get through the rest of my mail and get breakfast figured out. Have a great day!

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You, too. Glad you are here. Mommy445

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Have a wonderful and blessed day, everyone!

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8/11/19 1:42 P

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This morning, I APPROACHED the one who attacked me with God's love and thanked her for her opinion. I told her 2 times I love her, then walked away we were both smiling, agreeing to disagree.
O e o. The prayer team came to me and told me we are getting together to discuss SO NOT LW5T ANYONE GET INTO THE LEADERSHIP OF THIS CONNECT GROUP.
PTL God has my back! He promises to lead guide and protect us all. I know He's taking care of the car, as well.
RuthAnn is right, when God's in it, nothing can stop us!

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I'm thinking once again of going and getting my job done early today. I still have two sections left to clean. Right now, first cup of coffee, the thought doesn't sound appealing at all, but I know I won't regret it if I do. And who knows. I may be able to get done with both sections today.

Yesterday I got most of the rest of the stuff put into storage. I have a huge mirror that needs to go. Tomorrow I'll be loading up the things for Goodwill. I'm also thinking that I'll have to take my stuff to get it professionally shredded. Probably between $20 - $30. But it will be good to have that stuff out of the living room.


Have a great day! I need more coffee and I guess get myself together to get the bank finished. Dear daughter has to be at work at 9:00 so I'll be at work around 9:30.



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Happy Sunday! So, here's to another beautiful day that God has given us. Know that we have another chance on Earth to be kind, loving, and caring to those people who are around us on today. Start every day with an attitude of gratitude and be your own inspiration.



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IGNITEME101, praying things continue to move forward for your ministry, and way to go on realizing that this woman who spoke to you as she did had no power to stop you!

Things came to a halt reading the bible to my kids at night... our plan was to read one chapter every day after dinner... so dinner became scattered. Gotta fix this, asap! I also bought them books called Lies Girls Believe and the Mom's edition for me so we could go through it together, it was meant to be our summer Bible study time, but they lost the books and just found them, so we will start doing that one chapter a week. I know my kids are at that stage where they are having doubts and questions, so it is imperative that I get back in the routine of reading to them and answering their questions, as well as my own Bible reading time and devotional.

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Della, when God is in it; it becomes unstoppable. Keep on keeping on for Jesus.

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Passed 2 security clearances to begin work in Prisons & jail.
Attacks left and right for the past 10- weeks or more. Taught a class on Joy no matter what. All hell broke loose against me. 1st-almost lost the campground I live in due to city political issues. Came through that and it was 3 strong hits! Now my car has issues. Someone is paying to fix it PTL now I need reliable mechanic.
Either way the Prison Ministry is open and I'll walk through these doors, in Jesus name.
After praying for a Meeting for 7 weeks, it took place
Results weren't what I'd hoped.
This woman sees Jesus in me as long as she thought PTSD was my destiny.
When she saw all God used me for in.oir church and community she told me I was too old, to confused and involvement was too much. I don't run from anyone! This morning I awoke LAUGHING as I realized this wealthy woman is intimidated by my walk with God! I will run up and hug her if she allows. She wants me to resign because I stepped into her territory of CONTROL. ? She wants to be on my board. After all she verbally said to me, I'm no longer certain she's to be on my board! She's not GOD nor my Pastor. I've even turned in my paperwork haha!
However, God has opened new doors. Lord turn this to Your Glory!


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Sorry that I've been quiet on here, we just finished the last week of our busy summer season. (We're missionaries who host teams of young adults and teens while serving in the community of a small farming town in Guatemala.) We are ready for a bit more family time.

My dad seems to be okay after laying his best friend to rest. He went fishing with a family member and their kiddos so I think he's working on healing though I know it will be a long journey for him. I get to hug him in a few more months and I can't wait!!

My husband's parents are coming down next week during our vacation time. I am excited but anxious...my mother in law can be very sweet but she can be very abrasive when she's tired and she takes it out on those around her. Prayerfully, she will have a better time making memories with her grandkids on this trip. We are thankful that we can spend time with them and that they're bringing treats and mail with them. We don't have postal service in Guatemala and I find myself missing out on many things because of it.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!! I'll try to stay more connected this week. emoticon

Blessings from the highlands of Guatemala!


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Happiness is based on circumstances and how others view you.

Joy is based on Christ and how He views you.

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Thanks Clint for that song it is beautiful! If only it were played in all churches and people would see who Jesus really is. And believers would be awakened and know He is coming soon!
Even so come Lord Jesus!

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My plans did not come to fruition today. I had intended on mopping the kitchen but that didn't happen. I started emptying and sorting 'paperwork' boxes. I'm honestly not sure how long that took as I also cooked dinner and did dishes while I was at it. But, I don't have a place to really sit in the living room or office right now so I stood the entire time. BUT, I got it mostly done! I thought I was done, outside of the genealogy stuff and then I opened my bottom drawer on my filing cabinet. Lo and behold, two more boxes that need to be sorted. It's not getting done today. I was literally on my feet for 9 1/2 hours and I'm wiped out. I'm most certainly counting that as my exercise. Well, I do need to start another load of laundry then I'm going to curl up and watch some Star Trek. Have a great night!

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Thanks to all who sent me messages & comforting words . Appreciated it.!!

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Now that I nearly have my living room and kitchen beat into shape, I'm going to clear the rest of the floor space in my kitchen and mop it. I've been here two weeks and it's not been mopped yet.

I need a bookshelf for more storage space, but I'm contemplating whether to purchase what I want or to save money and just purchase something locally or even used. :( I think I would prefer to purchase what I want, but the $$ involved are making me hesitant.

I've got exercise down on my to-do list There is no running around town to do other than taking a load to storage. I've also got to return a box to Walmart. I need to find some boxes big enough to hold a lamp but not too big. So, tall and narrow. I wonder how much FedEx would charge to do that? I guess I can drive down there and find out.

Well, dear daughter leaves in just a few and I've got to get ready. Have a great day! I'll be back in a bit and try to get through the rest of my spark mail.

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This is great song and it will stir your soul. What a powerful work by Andrew Peterson based on Revelation 5.
Love Clint

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Karri-- I'm so glad you mentioned ToDoist. I had forgotten I have an account on there. I need that again. Sorry to hear about your seizures and migraines. How is your anxiety? How is your puppy? Karri My prayers for your health. Do you still keep in contact with your friend that oved?

Gregory-- now I am hungry after reading your post from the other day " PB and Peach-habanero preserves tortilla with a tall glass of cold milk " sounds so good. Sorry about your ongoing pain!

Dreama-- do you clean for a living?

@forever_Agape- I pray that God will bless you with PEACE beyond all understanding. Welcome back. Ellie-- I copied the spiritual war tactics. I am struggling with an addiction and some pain. I needed this info as a reminder

Laura - prayers for Jenny



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Laura, they have insulated grocery backpacks on Amazon that aren't very expensive. I can't drive and won't see a neurologist to see when I can again till December, so I'm looking at buying one for when I get fed up and need to get out of the house. The Library is close too, so thinking of buying a regular backpack for that.

I did a study last year with a dear friend about the armor of God. I do miss her, she moved to Kansas shortly after that.

Had a 3 day migraine, but thankful to be mostly better today. Trying to catch up on housework, seems like everyone went on hold when I was down with the migraine! Thankful that I'm able to be doing more today!

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Please pray for my best friend Janet's family. She is my best friend & juust died of lung cancer. Thanks.

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I am doing better but Jenny is still in pain yet.

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Elisa, I loved what you posted and I hope all read it.
Laura, I totally agree with what you said. We need God's guidance and strength and need committed Christian friends also to help us through the battles of life.

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Ellie;
You are so right we need God's armor and we need each other. We cannot do it alone I know I fell hard on Sunday at a picnic. I thought I was doing good limiting sweets by myself; God showed me that I was weak and needed Him. It is when we think we do not need Him or anyone that we will fall. Thanks for this information. I need a few friends like that too.

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In addictions, big or small, we cannot just walk through life thinking we'll stay alive or even be successful without a plan.

PLANS FOR A WINNING A (SPIRITUAL) BATTLE
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1. First of all, know that this IS a war. One of Satan's biggest tactics is to lull us into thinking that it's not that bad or dangerous. When we think it's the least threatening, THAT is when it's the MOST threatening.

2. Give the battle to God from the very beginning. HE is our Captain and the march cannot move forward without directions and guidance from the Leader.

3. Read Scripture to lead your mind onto God's plan and prevent the world's ploys from stealing your defense.

"Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Eph. 6:11-17

"In all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." Rom. 8:37

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32

“Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.” Rom. 12:21

“And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” Rev.12:11

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Tim. 6:12

4. Remember who you are in Christ! We are MORE THAN CONQUERORS, CHOSEN, CREATED IN HIS IMAGE, HIS ROYAL PRIESTHOOD!!! God has selected us to be His children. This world surely knows how to defeat us in about 1 second by viewing all the garbage out there! And our fleshly nature appeals to that, but when we KNOW who we TRULY are, all desires to match the world vanish.

5. Have fellow warriors fighting with you! Lately, I have found a few special on-fire Christian friends, ones I've practically been waiting my whole life for!
We are meant to FIGHT TOGETHER! If you want to fight alone, that demonstrates pride. There's strength in numbers, especially in the LORD!

This is something I just typed up now, reflecting on my own experiences, hope it has encouraged and bolstered you!!






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Forever_apage: I will most certainly be praying. I've been in that dark place and it is so hard. ((((gentle hugs)))))

Well, today I have two houses back-to-back. I won't even have time to head home for some lunch so will have lunch out.

I've been trying to sort through pictures as well. I went to put my mother's graduation photo in a different frame because the one it was in is falling apart. Turns out someone had glued the photo to the backing. I'm so sad. I'm going to have to scan it into my computer and see if what I can do with it. I might have to hire out the work to someone. I have a cousin who does that. :(

I'm still unpacking and deciding what goes where. I've also decided that I'm going to get ahold of three boxes and sort all my paperwork into those then start filing or getting rid of it. How can one accumulate so much paperwork?

Have a great day!
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Dreama glad it is over for you now the sorting and unpacking begins.

AGAPE You have our prayers and we will hold you up.

GRALAN does that peeper stuff actually work for you? I could never eat hot stuff. I only take Alleve or Tylenol because I take Celebrex for arthritis already and cannot take Ibuprofen.

Crouchingflea I wil pray for you too.

I m in pain with my shoulder and arm from carrying three heavy bags of groceries home.Never do that again.

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Crouchingflea, Forever_apage, our hearts and prayers go out to you. God knows all you are going through. Keep holding on and looking up.

Dreama, glad you got moved. Hope you have had time to rest a bit between all the house cleanings.

Hey, everyone else, I love your being here. I just love to read your greetings and all that is going on with you.

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Ellie I understand your pain.You are more than welcome to talk to me. I will listen to you.


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Oh, I am most glad to chat and rub elbows with earnest folks I find here and seek to say "heya" to Forever_Agape who is back to grow and struggle with the rest of us.

I have been broken in about every way possible, except my wife has yet to either kill or divorce me. I really like the plea to God you posted with your image.

I'm sorry you have had such a hard time recently. It doesn't take much to aggravate old wounds, bruise former broken ribs, &c, so to speak.

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Hello everyone! I got my car to a mechanic to be worked on. Thank the LORD for that. I went out early this morning and went walking around Walmart. I got a lot of my steps in out there. I got to walk to my grandson's school tonight for open house/ Meet the teacher. (We only live 2 blocks from the school).
I am having a better day today than I had over the weekend. emoticon

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Hello all. I was on the team for a long time. Even was a leader.

I've had a very bad past year, but this past month has plunged me into the worst depression ever. I pulled away from a lot of my friends on here. (That's when I dropped out of all the teams I was on)

I don't want to admit it, but I do have addictions. Fear, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, and self-harm are the chains binding and holding me.

My life hasn't been fixed. My broken heart isn't mended. My mind is just as imprisoning. I feel like I'm drowning. My depression is just as ugly as its ever been.

But I'm back. In order to heal, I need all my friends here. So here I am.
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Oh, Karri! My heart goes out to you. I will be putting you on my prayer list. I know what those constant migraines are about. It really is tough when you want to get into a routine, but you feel like you are imprisoned by pain. I'll be praying!

My day today is going to be long, but simple. I did an inventory of what is in the living room. It's mostly photos so, by God's grace, I'll be sorting through those. After I've hung what I want to hang, the rest are going into storage.

I've got two houses to clean today and both of them take about three hours each. Then, I've started deep cleaning the bank as of yesterday. I also want to get on top of the cabinets that are hung on the wall. I did a deep clean in anticipation of my move, but, this is Wyoming and the dust blows on everything. It keeps me employed is one good thing I can say about it.

Well, have a great day! I didn't do my squat challenge yesterday like I'd wanted to. I probably should go ahead and just get it done then it will be done.



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Flea, thanks for giving us an idea of what's going on so we can pray more intelligently. God knows, but it helps us as people to be connected with our journey. As you can tell, we're trying to learn to be more transparent too.

I've been concerned about violence in our world for a while, but in our nation most recently. Sunday having the two mass murders is something horrific. I'm hoping some sanity can be applied to assist the victims, to address the basic issues, and to avoid passing Laws that are not well thought out and supported by the majority of the citizens.

I'm up due to pain, so I had a PB and Peach-habanero preserves tortilla with a tall glass of cold milk and I'm heading back to bed. I used a natural pain rub and took 1200mg ibuprofen. I alternate between Tylenol and Ibu, and drink lots of water during the day.

We are actually managing to make it in some fashion. Let's not give up on ourselves.

peace to you all,
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Morning, this is my first time posting in the chat room, I did in the intro section though. Right now my main battle is with migraines and seizures. The seizures aren't that bad (except one), they seem to be like absence seizures, but it is hard to tell without a good neurologist, I'm getting a 2nd opinion at Emory in Atlanta, but not till December. I was getting Botox injections from my last neurologist, but that is all he seemed interested in doing, selling me Botox. When the seizures increased and the migraines came back way before they should have after my last set of injections, I put in for the referral for a 2nd opinion.

Battling the constant pain and exhaustion (seizures exhaust me, usually for the rest of the day) has been hard on the whole family. I can't drive. Even if there was an emergency, we forgot to start my car periodically, so the battery has died. But it has made my nerves frayed and I have been not such good company to my family. My oldest daughter and I are butting heads constantly. My regular doctor put me on a migraine med that I take twice a day and it keeps the migraines down to a dull roar so far, for which I am very thankful. I'm trying now to get the house back in order, and get the kids back in routine, along with getting the kids back to not being worried/on edge and used to me having not much patience. I don't have a temper, but I was rather grumpy.

I'm starting a routine that I've been working on for the last month tomorrow. I know it will be hard to adjust, and will take time to get it into being a habit, and having enough energy for it. But I'm going to try my best, and that is all anyone can ask of me, even myself. I feel horrible for being glad that school is starting, but it will be so much easier to get myself into a routine with the kids in their normal school routine too.

I had a horrible nightmare about my oldest daughter and I arguing and her never speaking to me again, I woke at 1 AM and have not been able to go back to sleep since and so I've been up reading and working on getting my routines into the computer so I can print them out and have them ready in my planner. I'm also going to be using an app called ToDoist, it's great for reminders (phone or computer, since I'm planning on less computer time, the reminders will be on my phone) and if you like getting kudos for checking things off your checklists it is great.

I look forward to getting to know you all, and thank you to those of you who have already welcomed me and added me as a friend on SP!!

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emoticon emoticon Just had to come back and say, I had an absolute perfect day for the first time in a long time without fatigue. I praised God all day long.

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening and a great week.

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May we all take a few minutes to put God first in thought and honor the Sabbath Day by loving God and seeing His goodness manifested. He loves us all so let us appreciate him with love.

I John 4:7(to;) Beloved let us love one another: for love is of God;

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Kathleen: We all need to rest and reset from time-to-time. I admit, I do forget this sometimes. I'm so intent on trying to make sure everything is OK that I don't take time for me.

Today I'm thinking I'm going to work on emptying boxes in my room. I've got to figure out what is going into storage and what is going to Goodwill.

Speaking of Goodwill, I had someone compliment me on my singing. It was rather nice. :)

Anyway, I have church tonight and cleaning the bank. I'm wondering if I shouldn't just go clean the bank while my daughter is working then it will be done.

I had pork loin yesterday, so decided to use the drippings to cook beans, so that is dinner today. Goodness! I love my crock pot.

Well, if I'm going to do the bank while dear daughter is working, I'd probably better figure out some breakfast and get myself together. Have a great day!

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