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Do my priorities show I'm a disciple?
Saturday, January 31, 2015      3 comments

"I think he is half-dead already. What's he got to lose by being real"; I read this morning in a fiction book, referring to a frank drunk in the story. Yet, since we have died in Christ, this too applies to us! By faith in God thru Jesus, ... Read more
cheap eats pt1
Monday, December 15, 2014      11 comments

Some say to eat healthy you have to sacrifice. This is not true, necessarily. It's easier perhaps, but many of us (myself included) are not able to"sacrifice" much, esp'ly due to very low or fixed incomes; already choosing between utilities, med... Read more
Scandawhovian prayer
Friday, December 12, 2014      8 comments

The following is a Swedish prayer with a translation fairly accurate: Gud, som haver barnen kar se till mig, som liten ar. Vart jag mig i varlden vander, star min lycka i Guds hander. Lyckan kommer, lyckan gar. Den gud alskar ly... Read more
servant or cheerleader?
Sunday, November 23, 2014      11 comments

Jesus not only talked, and taught, he walked with others and shared meals even with outcasts not only at the Temple and synagogues but in home and rented room. We must be more than salt resting in an antique porcelain shaker. We are blood-k... Read more
Adequate or Master?
Tuesday, November 18, 2014      11 comments

I was reading 2Tim3.16, and was caught by the notice that Scripture is profitable (of course) for instruction (needed), reproof (for errors), correction (to do something better), training in righteousness (yea!!!), so that we could be "adequate"... Read more
From dear sister IamDarlene; will they know you are a Christian by your love?
Saturday, November 15, 2014      6 comments

"We could all use these words of encouragement now and then. Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn't easy. Just something to think about... did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the mos... Read more
Today I recalled
Thursday, November 06, 2014      5 comments

Today I recalled two dear friends in 1973, who fled their country to the NW USA. They had left family and great careers (lawyer, teacher). Some dreams turn out so differently than we could imagine, don't they. But this did not stop them from bei... Read more
Monday, November 03, 2014      5 comments

I was in conversation with a neighbor who brought up manipulating as something useful or harmful... as in our conversing was us manipulating the conversation to our own ends. We get in trouble when we do not have a shared vocabulary, every time.... Read more
I get knocked down...
Friday, October 24, 2014      3 comments

...but I get up again! With an 8wk kitten & 4yr cat, both on schedule for leash training, I have a stress reducer right there. Prepping 4 move? Cleaning house in more ways than 2. ;-) While depression always rests on my shoulders like my belo... Read more
Saturday, October 18, 2014      6 comments

This week my wife had surgery to implant a spinal_cord stimulator (think permanent tens_unit advanced model ). We came home today. Yes, I stayed w/ her in her room on the "recliner". That is until my hips & back began reminding me to walk the ha... Read more
grooving through October is T.R.I.C.K.y
Tuesday, October 07, 2014      3 comments

While coming up with new recipes to try is a no-brainer for me, limiting myself to three is going to be tough! Hahaha I know, you're getting a 'haddock' from reading my humor on the net... 'salmon' help me get new jokes. Before you 'skate' out ... Read more
from sugar to ose's, tol's, and in's
Friday, October 03, 2014      0 comments

Syrup, sweetener, and anything ending in “ose” can usually be assumed to be “sugar”. Know how sugar is labeled, and used. Molasses, honey, sugar-alcohols, etc are also sugars. To be sugar free, be warned about eating beets. Powdered sugar i... Read more
New Attitude still going, new problems to deal with
Monday, September 08, 2014      2 comments

Heyah! I found out on Friday that the problem I'm having during this past couple weeks which is progressively worse is most likely due to my sciatic nerve (particularly in my right hip but occasionally in my left.) Oh boy. I know all about ... Read more

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