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3/26/20 12:01 P

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Hi...I've been absent for quite some time but as you know there is plenty of time now. I have found peace in crocheting. I'm working on a blanket. My mind quiets down when I'm working on it and i loss track of time which helps.

Right now i am reading books by Duck Dynasty people which are enhancing my Christian walk. I on a book by the father Phil. It is called The Theft Of America's Soul.

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emoticon Excellent, Dreama! It certainly shows much that you continue forward. Itís a good evaluation you have made on what works for you!

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"A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein" Psalm 24:1 KJV

Our message last night pointed out to me the above once again. All that I have IS by G-d's grace and goodness! Even though I may physically possess it, it still belongs to G-d!

Doing the Fall Back into Fitness challenge didn't work. I'm still exercising, but I had to get rid of the weight and HIIT portions. My hand started going numb again and I'm starting to have back pain again. I'm still doing strict cardio. Every time I think "I give up!" I remember that if I quit I'll regain all the weight I've lost and put myself at risk for stroke. I'm like my mom and prone to weight gain. I've already been diagnosed with high blood pressure and the doctor is happy with my exercise and eating plan, but oh, boy!! I'm TRYING to train myself to look at the photos rather than the scale.

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Thank you, Dreams. I like how you are putting into place plans for success.

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Oh, goodness!! I'll be praying for you!! That is so rough!

I have a full day ahead. Two rather large houses then deep cleaning one last section of the bank. If I do that then I won't have any deep cleaning to worry about until the week of the 16th. It takes about two weeks to start noticing the dust. I just realized that tomorrow and Wednesday I don't have to be at my client's homes until 10:00 a.m. I love getting that extra hour of sleep.

I also have exercise today. I'm doing the Jessica Smith - Fall Back Into Fitness routine. I'm planning on doing that until the end of the month then I will find another 'challenge' and do that for a month. I hope I can find 11 more 'challenges' then that will take me to the end of the year. LOL!! Already planning to the end of the year. How nutty!

I can't believe I woke up to only one glass in the sink. I'm so happy about that.

Well, I must get up and get some breakfast. Have a great day!

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Hi. I broke my arm badly Oct 26th. It is mending well, but itís a long process. Still not 100% but getting back to Spark People.

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I'm still here. I've not been posting much in this group. If I don't see a notification come through my email then I don't post.

I've just been super busy and sick. I'm finally on the mend. I feel human again. I missed church for several weeks due to it. I also missed an entire week's worth of work. That was a blow to my pocketbook.

I'm going to drink some more coffee then make sure I'm ready by the time it is time to leave. I've been late to client's homes and I don't like being late.

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I am doing well. hope that everyone is doing well and have a wonderful day.

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Hello where is everyone? This is a new year again. What is everyone doing? Me I am trying to pray through the Lord's prayer now.

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Merry Christmas!!



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Merry Christmas everyone! We did not make it to church tonight. our church has such a small membership and even then not everyone goes to the service. The one I went with last year is in the choir now and she sings with some others for Sunday and other times as well. So I knew she would be practicing again. We did not make it to church since we both had the flu over the weekend. Better now and have everything we need for our small meal tomorrow.

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Merry Christmas Eve Christie and everyone. Blessings for tomorrow.



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Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed Christmas Eve! We are heading to church soon and I can't wait. My daughter will be an angel again.





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so I wasn't able to shift my schedule but I am here and up. It is Friday morning at 1257am. I actually can go to bed anytime now. My shift is over. They have it arranged so only 1 person needs to be up at a time in a 2 hour shift. We have 6 homeless tonight.

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I'm so sorry about that, Laura. It certainly can leave one confused to say the least. Just be lifting them in prayers.

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Kathleen yes it is very hard to deal with at times. My CT scan went well and they said it was stable. Has been very cold here today but the weekend is supposed to be in the 30's then next week in the 40's.

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LAURA- What a tough situation for you and your daughter. Having friends turn away is painful. I will keep you both in my prayers.

I slept from 6 pm to 230 am. I'm beginning to shift my schedule for Thursdays. I need to be able to sleep in the afternoons from 1215 to 515 pm and then stay up all night -- or maybe til like 4 in the morning and then get a 2-hour nap in before my Friday appointments. This Friday is the dentist and I do not want to be yawning in the chair while they clean my teeth,

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Dreama you need a rest day soon! Hope you can get your son to get interested in exercise. Will be easier for him now than later on in life.

Well I am really hurting now for Jenny. She has enough in her life now without people in church avoiding her because of her weight. It hurt me to hear that a couple we know in church did not even talk to her today. We both have a suspicion that another woman in church who does not like us is influencing some people against us. Before that it was this retired case worker who used to talk to her but now does not anymore. She says she is taking a sabbatical from church now she cannot take anymore.

The last concert to night at church went very well and I really enjoyed it.Our former friends were there and I talked to them afterwards for a while but the connection wasn't there anymore. It really hurts mew that all of them could just drop us like that and not be bothered by it. After all they always claimed to be Christians. though they are from a Seven Day Adventist Church.

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I hope everyone has a great day!

Today I have church and cleaning the bank. I think I'm going to wait until after church to clean the bank as my son is here and I don't want him left alone for too long. I can set him up watching something but I need to figure out things for him to do. Right now I've got him drawing. And he's going to help me shovel snow in a bit. Yay! I guess that's going to be our exercise for the day. He has class five days a week and looks like he works on the weekends generally. But he's not working today.

I wish there was a way I could get my son to start losing weight. He could probably stand to lose 50 pounds but I've not weighed him. I could put him on the diet plan I'm on but sending him back to his dad's he'd probably gain what he lost plus more.

Well, not a lot to chat about. I seriously do work and take care of my home and family. I have no life.

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12/14/19 8:20 P

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LAura-- I misspoke. My church is doing Thursdays.

I wasn't going to be involved as I am involved with soo sooo much at church on and off the clock. But God nudged me (I believe) last Sunday to sign up for Dec 26th and Jan 2 to stay up all night with the guests. LOL now I am doing Dec 19th and Jan 9th LOL so a month of overnights. I have a couple of appointments on Fridays so I may have to sleep a bit during the shift which is ok and allowable. Pray for me to have endurance


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Kathy that sounds like a good program for people. Though I have never heard of it before. Getting colder now and we had about 3 inches of snow fall here yesterday. I wasn't here for a while since I was not feeling well. My stomach was acting up and I had no energy either. Had to take orange juice today to make my body poop. It was blocked up for 2 days. Now I am low on calories again and stomach still not doing good.

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12/10/19 4:47 A

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well, that sounds doable Jenny.

Tonight we have a meeting for Room In The Inn. It is a program where churches have signed up to house homeless people one night a week. Our church will do Wednesday nights. Tonight is training for people who have recently sgned up.

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Kathy I have 6 months time to get it done and I have a special diet to work with as well. it is called the liver reduction diet. I am right now learning how to acclimate to it so i don't freak out when they start removing food from my diet.

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Jenny-- 45lbs is a lot. How long do you have to get that done?

sorry Im not typing much these days. I fell flat in front of me and my right hand tried to stop the fall. I ended up rolling the pinky finger some how-- it was nasty to watch. My half of my hand is still green and puffy and the pinky is in a lot of pain. I am going to the doctor tomorrow,

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12/7/19 11:06 A

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Good morning!! Yesterday I finished the ex's Christmas present and presented it to him. He loves it.
I also did meal prep - breakfasts. I'm going to have to figure out something besides eggs to have in the mornings. Even with 'fixin's' in them, it's still eggs. Today I am going to be prepping stuff for lunches. That's such a lot of work and makes such a huge mess. I keep my freezer stocked so there's just not room for anything extra in there. I need to go through and clean it out again and figure out what we have.

Today is going to be green chili chicken stew.

I'm still steady on the 21 Day Fix. I think I'm into week two, but not positive. Total loss from last Saturday is point six pound. Yes. It is me going into week two. Dear daughter and I started this on Nov. 29th.

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Kathleen they went really well. She was really positive about me being able to have surgery. As of Wednesday I received a call from the psychologist about a psych eval in Jan. So on Jan. 6th at 3 pm I have my psych eval already scheduled. I see Laura on the 2nd of January and the dietitian on the 3rd. My sponsor believes I am ready to do the surgery. I am more prepared for it than I was in 2014. I am really excited but extremely nervous since she wants me to release 45 lbs before surgery.

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12/5/19 8:22 A

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Jenny-- How did things go?

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Jenny found out today there is a lot of food she cannot eat during her weight loss before surgery and after. No fruit, breads, potatoes, pasta, no peanut butter, no hot dogs or regular bacon, no cereal hot or cold, no pancakes or waffles. Please pray for her as she prepares for this. She starts her new diet next month after she sees the PAC for the surgery again.

I had a bad day today with one party calling me three times cause the van driver wasn't there yet. Then she called the co captain and bugged her and then called the driver. And he said he was there and she never answered her phone or nothing. He also had a frozen door to unthaw on the bus that took 15 minutes and he wasted time at the other one's place. He does not drive in there cause they are in the woods almost. So he was late here then he had to pick up the co-captain and this guy who lives in the boonies and it takes 15 minutes to get to his house and back. In the meantime this other passenger needed to be at her appointment by 9 am and she was 15 minutes late. Later she wasn't very happy when she couldn't be picked up right away cause we needed to pick this guy up in Menominee first.With all that running around I was not home until close to 3 today and I am usually home before 2.

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Hi everyone I am doing okay I am just nervous about tomorrow so to speak and what it will bring for me.

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Good morning!! Dear daughter got sent home from work again yesterday. So, only one day worked. That's not good! I need to try and get her over to donate plasma.

I headed back to work yesterday after a three day weekend. That was so very nice. I start delivering Christmas presents to my clients today.

My son's 24th birthday is this month. I'm planning on baking him a cheesecake. I think that's one of his favorites.

I'm so sorry. I'm still very much asleep. I stayed up again too late last night and after I said I was going to bed early to get caught up on my sleep.

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Kathleen I got a good deal on a jacket for Jenny at Woman Within's site on Black Friday.

Dreama never heard of dong the pots and pans first before. I usually do the glasses an d plates first, Got our snow today around 5-6 inches.

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Surprised! I love point 4 pounds from yesterday. Yesterday went good. The kids did go out to lunch. I was able to exercise and shower while the kids were away. We had a late Thanksgiving - 6:00. I guess they ordered pizza at my ex husband's house for dinner so my son who lives there didn't come for dinner with us. I DID NOT do the dishes from last night so I have them all to do today. It won't be bad, though. I'll get the pots and pans out of the way first. That always makes it look like less.

Well, I have to wake up - read some email - then take my daughter to work. She's a lot miffed that she has to work until 3:00.

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Well it is Black Friday and I bought my VERY first EVER Black Friday special. I never shop on Black Friday. But last night the sales on Walmart .com started early. I found a gift for a co-worker take and switch gift gathering. It was normally $36 marked down to $19. And our limit was $20. So there! I am actually pleased with myself. And if no one wants it I will take it home gladly.

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Dreama we did not get our snow yet but maybe by Saturday.

Kathleen yeah there are some pretty goofy Christmas songs out there too.Like Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer and Lutefisk to name a few.

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Dreama- I just changed walking apps. Not sure of this one yet.

Laura- I ride the bus in this town and we have regular characters too and its a short bus so everyone is compacted together. In my last city the town 300k people (10x this town) so we had big buses all over with characters there too. I think I have been working on patience myself.

I turned on Christmas music today to cheer a co-worker. I find myself bopping to it. Normally I can't stand it before Thanksgiving. But today it was worth it.

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Good morning! Well, we did get dumped on last night. Not sure how much more we are going to be dumped on, but it's an opportunity to get in exercise without 'exercising'.

I've been trying out a mileage app but today I figured out I don't much like it. I've only got two weekly clients so each week the locations change. This app wants to classify each of the visits at the address from the week before. :( Not happy with that. I've also started a spreadsheet with mileages on it. So, I think that will be more accurate.

I need to finish this coffee so I can get out and shovel. I'm still battling this whatever it is, but I feel better today than yesterday. So, onward the battle goes! Have a great day!

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Kathleen yes you did I am on BABS Winter Challenge team. Having trouble finding all the clues too. I got the third one but not enough sleep to take it yet.

I will be on the senior bus again tomorrow with a cast of characters again. Pray for patience for me. It is supposed to rain tomorrow.

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Jenny-- welcome back! I am praying for your surgery.

Dreama- I used to listen to motivational videos as I walked. I would turn on YouTube and head out. But they were all SELF SELF SELF. I had to quit that.

Laura-- Did I hear that you are on BABS? For the Winter Biggest Loser Teams

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I see so many many 'sayings' that want us to focus on self rather than God. It is so very very difficult to not say anything. I'd rather pray for someone than to have people thinking I'm a 'Bible bashing Christian'. Even my daughter's therapist is a 'focus on self' person. emoticon Love God and all the other will fall into place.

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Hi everyone I know I have been absent from this team for a while and not been very chatty so to speak. I am in contemplative mode about the bariatric surgery consult on Dec 3rd which is next Tue. morning already. I am unsure how to feel about it at this point. All I know is that my health and my life is on the line right now and I need it and so I must go this route in order to be healthy for the rest of my life. I have been listening to Selah's latest album on Spotify and had the title track on repeat lately listening to it and singing along to it as well. I also have been writing Scripture as well.

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Katherine that is wonderful news! The Lord is blessing you!

Dreama it is good to get a day of rest. I contacted the cancer people Thursday and they told me that it could take up to a month to hear anything. So it has been rescheduled before Christmas now. No snow here and no rain today on the first day of hunting. I took a long walk yesterday outside and will probably walk outside tomorrow if it is good.

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I don't think I have told you much about the work I do...so here goes...
First a little back ground I spent 10 years away from God from 18-27...then again 14 years from calendar years from 2004-2016. I lived hard with many wrong decisions.

But these days I started volunteering at church in 2017 and got hired this year.
I am walking on a bit of air the last couple days. I have helped 2 more people get into a homeless shelter in the last week. (that makes 5). And Yesterday I got a man a bed in a long term rehab.The bed will not be available til Friday. So I had him do the presceening over the phone anyway so he would be at the top of the list. Then I arranged for him to get a ride to Lexington to go to a short term rehab Charter Ridge. There program is only two weeks but he just needs the bed til Friday. AND he will be at the top of the list for the long term facility while all the other patients at the Ridge will be on the scramble to find a longer stay facility.

It feels SOOO good to help people have a shot at a normal life once they have hit bottom and just need to know where and how to take the next step.

I also got rides for 3 community members who cannot drive and are several miles away from our church. They needed the rides to be able to come to our free Thanksgiving meal. It isn't a community event but we have helped these 3 in various ways this past year. So it seemed the right thing to do.

And as if all that was not enough icing on my cake...my head Pastor called me into the office yesterday. He wanted to check on my stress level, and my health, how I liked my part time job as community liaison. He gave me some kudos and then said he'd like to offer me more hours if he can find the money (our church budget is really tight right now). So I would still be on disability but could work more than the 12 hours a week that I have now.

So While I am not always super happy and I sink low frequently--last night and the past coupe days I am very pleased with my job and the work I get to do.

All those years of dramatic hard living and experiences I went through are finally being put to good use to help others in those situations...just like some people helped me. And being able to return what was given so freely to me makes my day worth while.


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Laura: I took a day of rest last weekend. . .except for laundry and dishes. This weekend I must get my house caught up with.

That is ludicrous about the insurance!! I wish it were easier to afford private pay! A bunch of guys in suits have our health in their hands!!

Well, I need to finish sucking down this coffee. It's already 7:45 and it snowed last night. So, I'm going to have to shovel AND I need to be at a house at 9:00. With the roads the way they are. Well, at least it's my Friday, but it's going to be a long day!

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Dreama you need a day of rest pretty soon. You are always on the go and seem to have boundless energy. It looks like my CT scan might have to be rescheduled now. The insurance company called me on monday and told me it had been canceled. When I asked why he said because there wasn't enough information, Which is a lot of poppycock! They are just trying save money,. The cancer doctor's office called when i was gone today so i have to call them back tomorrow, rain is called for all day tomorrow. Bah humbug!

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Good morning!! Today will be two houses. I don't start until 10:00 and I'll get done with the first house at close to 12:45, then home to eat and off to clean another house at 2:00. That will take me right up to 5:00. Home. Start dinner (turkey and brown rice) and exercise while that is going. Then back off to the bank. So, a full day ahead.

I still need to get caught up in my Revelation study. I think I'm going into Chapter 4. I can't remember. I do know it won't get done today. Have a great day all!


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Kathleen you are so right. I need all of you here since I do not have a good Christian friend to talk to yet. I will have to look up that term.

Dreama you arr so right we cannot use scripture to justify stuff like that. We must read it and use it as the Lord intended us to. Your friend sounds kind of mixed up too.

Having a late supper of spaghetti squash lasagna and salad tonight. I already did 60 minutes of ab work with Jessica today. Man did I sweat up a storm!

Still need more work on doing spiritual exercise. I have to catch up on questions from a Facebook Christian group and one online yet. I am always behind.
Tomorrow if it is nice I will go to the food pantry and maybe take a walk later in the afternoon after my appointment.

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Hi again! {I caught the crud for a while..} emoticon

Just got back from a 30 minute walk outside... emoticon

~Kathleen: My winter prep is pruning gardenias and adding a fresh layer of soil to the large pot it is in. I add soil to the elephant bush in a pot and have to bring it in garage anytime it goes below 34* .... It was time ta trim all of my cana's and oxalis as well. emoticon

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Personally, I look at all those things to be this: If it encourages you to look to self rather than focusing on God, it should be shunned. Chakras, reincarnation, 'vibrations', etc. My friend came over a few weeks ago and we talked about the Word. Well, I talked about the Word. He was 'couching' his beliefs into 'Christian' words, but it was still 'self love/self worship'. Looking to self rather than God. Pray that God will give us discernment and that I will let His Words flow from me. I don't want to be guilty of using Scripture to justify what I believe if it is not of God. Satan did that during the temptation. Praise God, our Lord was far more discerning.

Today I have one very large house to clean. Four-and-a-half hours is how long it generally takes me. Then after that, I've got to run to the store and FedEx. I think my printer has given up the ghost.

I'm going to continue looking through my email for the moment. I need to get up in just a little bit and get myself fed and do my morning chores. Have a great day!

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Laura what is that called? There is a term when people mix religions together....hmm, anyway that makes no sense. I believe that the devil keeps us from other believers as often as possible I at least know he does in my life. And then I not only miss my time with them and growth with them but then the guilt lingers for days after so I lose that time to be tuning into God as well.

I just got up from laying down for 7 hours. I slept 3 then just kept my eyes closed and rested for 4. Hopefully I will get more of a chance to sleep later. I just needed the rest today.

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Kathleen Satan likes to push my buttons too a lot. I know I should be here more since I am the leader too. I apologize to all for my lack of attendance. Not sure i will get caught up with all my teams tonight. I am still too tired from lack of sleep due to too much caffeine last night at church. Nor more of that! I get a reprieve this week and maybe next I do not have to deal with the antics of a person i call mixed up in the head. One one hand she tells me she believes in the resurrection and the other she talks about she wants to be reincarnated as a cat! The two do not jive at all.

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Dreama- I am praying for her release of the past. I am also praying for your ability to absorb what she says and for you to have comfort and support so that you can be there for her.


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Last night some healing for my daughter started taking place. She spilled every hurt she could remember. We had a long talk and she got my undivided attention. Poor girl. :( Please be praying for her.

Another section cleaned at the bank last night. To an extent. The vacuum does still work, but I can't do huge sections with it.

I have two rather large houses to clean today. I won't be done until around 4:00, then of course, the bank. But tomorrow is my day off. I'm really contemplating NOT cleaning my house outside of laundry.

Have a great day! And please pray for me that God will grant me wisdom to help my daughter.

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@DAILY73 how do you prep your flowers for winter?

So I started a three course package of classes on Grant writing back in September. I finished on and have 2 weeks left on the second. yet, today I also started class 3. It is all online. I love it!! I just found out today that my instructor for these last two classes is the sole author for Grant Writing for DUmmies. I am highly impressed. that just gave me added incentive to look up every tiny link and extra direction she gives.

It was 10 degrees this morning and we had an inch of ice under 2 inches of snow flakes LIGHT snow. I didnt want to go out tonight to church. Once I am home I want to stay home ad get busy on other things. But I have taken on setting up a table for the community members to hang out with the church members for coffee after dinner. If I do not go there will be no coffee. Well the kitchen could make the coffee but there would be no one to set it up and sit with our friends that come just for the food.

I called my dear friend (she is 90 and still drives and stays busy 15 hours a day). She is the greeter at the door tonight so I asked for a ride (I dont drive and its a half mile walk in the cold). She will pick me up to get there early with her. She will bring me back after book study that follows coffee. I haven't been to book study in weeks because I am usually finishing cleaning up the coffee, or helping the kitchen clean up dinner, or tending to a visitor. So this will be good. No excuses that clas has already started and "I don't want to interrupt". First, they wouldn't care if I interrupted. Second...I miss the class and the ladies that attend.

I am going to spend the afternoon writing a bog post. I did one last night and it took 4 hours because of interruptions. I need to get better and quicker at it so I can post regularly.

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Good morning!! I hope everyone is doing well.

I was FINALLY able to get one section of the bank done last night. But, my vacuum croaked on me. I've brought it home to clean it up. I'm going to see if that works.

Other than that, I've one house to clean today and an appointment for my daughter.

I hope everyone has a great day!

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Kathleen- emoticon Same for me. He and his goons of course know our buttons to push and the wires to cross! Thank goodness we "recognize this" and call upon the Master Electrician! emoticon emoticon

Dreama- emoticon Hope you got some rest!

I have to fit in fitness today, tend to "winter prep" for the flower gardens and try to get some cleaning done. emoticon

Wish me luck! emoticon

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Good morning!! I didn't get a lot of sleep last night. It was by choice. Normally on my day off I don't get to sit down ever until around 8:00 or so. Friday was 9:30 before I got to sit down and honestly, I could have done more. But I did get my house scrubbed and a good deal of laundry done I completed that last night and have put up the last load this morning.

I think after I take daughter to work I'm coming home and going to take a nap.

Have a great day all! May your day be blessed!

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@DAILY73 welcome and good morning.

I am out of my funk. Satan has been playing with my mind. I think that is one of his favorite playgrounds. Some of the thoughts I think are so opposite what I normally think and they are meant to derail me, get me self-focused, keep me from being helpful. But I am victorious in Christ, as we all are. I am taking these thoughts captive and turning them over to the jailer-- God.

Last night I had a good talk with my son. It wasn't about anything specific. But it lasted 4 hours. Normally our talks are about his gaming world. And I my mind drifts off at times because I do NOT understand what he is talking about.

But last night was about the world and life and geography look ups. It was really nice to be with him and relate to him about things I get, or have heard of, and can listen and learn from and have an exchange of conversation rather than a monologue about the latest highlights by a professional gamer. LOL

I am going to our evening service tonight. This morning I am going to spend time in the Word.

I hope you all have a blessed day.

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Praying for Jenny

I went to the food bank today. OH how i forgot that I do not like having to get help. I so much more like giving help. But I am glad the help is there. My check was cut $250 due to a glitch in processing my medical information so the federal gov't took at $250 to cover 2 months that are covered. Oh, well. I just hope it is fixed by next month.

That trip to the food bank really put me in a funk. Maybe part of that is because I also have a long day today. I really don't like Wednesdays they are 11 hour days.

Ok I need to just be quiet. I'm being too negative.
I will hopefully be more cheery tomorrow.

Oh I did get a gift from an anonymous person.. I got a parallel Bible with the NIV, NLT, KJV, NKJV all together. That is exciting!

Have a blessed day Ladies.

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Laura: I'll be praying for Jenny.

I feel a bit better than I did yesterday. I still have a migraine, but not so bad that I won't be able to work. I didn't get anything done that I wanted to, so bathrooms are still in need of scrubbing.

Dear daughter has an appointment today. Poor girl. She has a migraine as well. I wish the thing would go away as she's had one since Sunday. Of all the horrible things I could have passed on to my children, migraine is the worst!

I'm going to drink some coffee then I must start getting myself ready. I don't have to be to work until 10:00, but as always, there are things to do around the house.

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Dreama thanks for the advice. I will do that and see if what i downloaded can help me or not.

Kathleen I will do that and I have my 911 poem in a Spark blog somewhere too. I have it on Word but now that Microsoft updated my computer again and reorganized the screen stuff I cannot figure out how to keep 2 windows open at the same time. I go into 2 different ones on Google and I lose one of them,

Prayer needed as Jenny was told that the doctors think she should have gastro surgery since she went up 30 pounds in 3 months. She is unsure if she is ready for it or not.

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Good morning!! Apparently the children are out of school today, so I don't have any houses to clean today. What I do need to do is go ahead and scrub my bathrooms. I dusted my house yesterday morning as I had 'time to kill'. This is the first day in a long while I've actually been able to sleep in. I woke up kind of headachy. I do hope it goes away. Pills just don't work. I have to wait for the thing to just blow over.

Not a lot to tell today. I do plan on going ahead and doing the Revelation study today. I've been neglecting that. I do the praying throughout the day thing as well, and it does indeed not give me time to listen as I'm always on the move. Since I'm so pie-eyed and stupid in the mornings then so busy throughout the day I save my devotional time before bed. Some days I can only get a chapter in before sleep starts claiming me. I've never yet read the Bible through in one year. I've attempted it. While I was on the cruise in February, I didn't get off the ship and I took that time to read through the New Testament. In the OT, I'm into the Book of Isaiah.

I think I'm going to get up and get some dishes soaking. Seems like I do dishes all day long. I leave the house and there are no dishes in the sink. I come home and there's dishes. Go to bed, and the exact same thing. *sigh* I hate dishes!

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Hello Ladies-- its been quiet here I guess.

Laura @POETLKNG2LOSE I would love to publish more of your poems so anytime you have one please email me with it written out. You can email me here or at my other two emails:
personal email checked daily: sparkkitty2016@gmail.com Blog email: Encouraging-Grace@outlook.com.

If anyone else writes or does photography I would love to post your work.

I have been in a funk when I coe home after work or on the weekends. THis morning I had the idea (via another SParker) to declutter. So I decluttered two PILES of books and papers mixed and spilling over in my bedroom. It feel lighter in energy if that makes sense.

This morning I got up at 3:30am. I took a nap at 6pm and my lap top died before my alarm went off to wake me. So I got 9.5 hours. Anyway I started to read a christian book and realized I was reading Christian material but had not even prayed yet or spent time with God on my own. So I put in some time. I realized that it had been a while since I had a long talk and listening session with God. I left my candle by the bed so I can do it again tonight and/or tomorrow.

Do you all keep a regular time with God? Is it in the morning or at night?

I just pray through out the day...but that doesnt allow for listening.

Any suggestions?

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Laura: Be super careful when trying to publish your poems. Some places essentially want copyright. Not good. I'd go into this with much prayer!

Good morning!! I think I actually got in eight hours of sleep. I just couldn't get through one show last night without passing out.

Today is bill paying day and I have a client that has an airbnb so I'm going to clean that today. It's only about one hour. It grossed me $30 last time so not complaining at all. Then home to clean my own house. Laundry. Exercise and all that fun stuff.

It's 7:30 and dear daughter needs to be at work at 9:00. I'm going to take that opportunity to get my bills paid while I'm out and about. Then over to the client's at 11:00. I'm praying I can get some crocheting done.

I guess we are supposed to get more snow today. I've not checked how much, though. Have a great day, all.

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Kathleen i love your blog post. I like the page with the hymns on too. God had blessed you with a great gift for reaching people.

I downloaded a book on publishing poetry but so far it is no help since the guy talks about putting your poems in literary magazines. I only write for God and I do not think they have a spot for me.

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I live in Laramie, Wyoming.

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Kit,
I was born in Sommerset, Ky. We now live in E. TN but frequently go to Sommerset.

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Dreama-- Where do you live? I am in central Kentucky and yesterday it hit the 80 although at night we are mor fall oriented at 40.


Laura-- Here is your link to your post; and by the way its already received 4 likes..1 from a regular reader of mine and 3 from new readers who just saw the title and clicked on it. hisencouraginggrace.wordpres
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Current wind chill (9:06 a.m) is minus 26. These are temps that we aren't generally supposed to hit until December or January. I do know this - the gloves I purchased aren't nearly warm enough for this weather. I'm going to have to find some solid leather gloves!

I have two houses back-to-back today so will be eating out again. It is supposed to stop snowing come around 2:00 so when that happens, I'll go ahead and shovel then. That's my exercise for the day. 45 minutes! But, goodness!!! If this is an example of how the weather is supposed to be . . . BRRRRRRR.

Have a great day! I've got to finish getting myself ready - breakfast, getting dressed, etc.

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Kathleen yes you can publish it on your blog.

Dreama that is wonderful news about your daughter! We need more people involved in fighting against abortion and i will pray that your son realizes that he cannot put God into a box or into his own mold.

Ruth Ann I need to come up with the money for it and might be cheaper to do it online than through print. I could not afford to mail it out to people. I am still getting stabbing pains in my back yet.

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@POETLKNG2LOSE ...Laura- May I publish your poem on my blog site on WordPress?
It is so moving.

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Good morning! I have decided that I'm going in early to clean the bank. I'm going to concentrate on the deep cleaning, so trash, bathrooms, and cleaning the teller area. It's still going to take about the amount of time my daughter is working.

Laura: Naomi (my daughter) has already started walking for the Lord. She is involved in the anti-abortion campaign.

Now, I'm turning my attention to my youngest son. He's wanting to walk with the Lord, but I can see where he is trying to fit God into his mold of how a god should be rather than submitting to how God IS! Just be praying for him. Pray God will give me wisdom on how to guide him. I know that since my son is seeking, God will open things up to him but I also know that satan is a deceiver and I'm worried that it's satan who's slipping his lies in there. Just be praying! His name is Samuel.

I don't quite see how I'm going to get everything done this morning that needs doing before I have to head out. I need to leave in about 20 minutes and I've not warmed my car up. I'm still eating and I'm not dressed yet. I've also got to take my pills. BUT I can come back to the house after dropping off my daughter and leave after I get my morning chores done.

I hope everyone has a blessed day!

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Laura, I pray you won't have to have surgery. Keep us informed. I too keep on having back issues working its numbness from my mid calf down through my foot


Your POEM was amazing. Maybe, it is time you look into publishing your poems. Thank you for sharing God's gift with us.

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Dreama I sure hope that someone can reach her for the Lord. Yes it is a scary world we are living in right now.

Katie I do not really have any close friends either unless you can count my daughter and of course Ruth Ann and Linda. So I know how you feel; the ones on the bus are just acquaintances I see once a week. I know it is not good to be alone so much but I cannot get out on my own.;

Ruth Ann i am afraid I might have to have surgery. I am getting pain in my neck too now.

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Here is my shorter poem I wrote yesterday. The first one is longer and i will have to post it later.

Sweet Holy Fire

Oh consume me
Revive, renew me!
Burn within my heart
Let the fire start

Stir up the embers
Cause me to remember
When I first came
First knew your name

Sweet holy fire
May my desire
Become one with you
Ever be yours
Let me not ignore

When you speak
It's you I seek
Face to face
Lord, I embrace

Your every word
I have heard
Your voice calling
I am falling

Into your arms
I won't be harmed
Clean out the dross
All garbage tossed

Fan the flames, Lord
With your holy word
Use your sword
Your voice implored

Drawing me higher
Out of the mire
Away from the world
Your banner unfurled

Let the fire burn
It's to you I turn
Purge me I pray
This very day

Sweet holy fire
Let me never tire
Of pursuing you
In all I do

May they see you
May I be true
Burn inside
On the outside

Let my zeal
Be revealed
Burn me up
Fill my cup

Let it roar
As my heart soars
Towards my home
Never more to roam.

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I honestly don't know. She has started sitting down with me while I watch my prophecy updates. I'm going to have to switch that to Leading the Way with Michael Youssef or Power Point with Jack Graham. That way I'll know she is getting sound doctrine. Behold Israel (the prophecy updates) right now scare her and I don't want her scared. I want her encouraged in the Lord.

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Kite, I am glad you have that one new friend. It is a big help to have someone to talk to and maybe once in awhile go to a decent movie with or out for lunch. You said you have a problem sleeoing too long at a time; probably in part depression and part maybe habit. Have you thought of on one of your days off, to volunteer at a mission center store or shelter, or Goodwill. We have a KARMS here. There are several around. It helps to see others in need and can reach out to them in so many ways.

Laura, I am sorry you too have a lot of back pain. I lift you in prayer. Also, I continue to pray for Jenny and her depression over weight gains. I just love that young lady.

Dreama, I am praying for Naomi to be drawn unto salvation. Would she watch some of the u-tube illustrations from our Library Link on Evangelism (there are some great methods shown that keeps one's interest for all age levels)

Hope everyone is having a great week. Hang in there and Keep looking up for our redemption draweth nigh.


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Dreama-- it sounds like very good beginner advice you gave your daughter. Excellent for all of us when we feel to rushed. Since God is our ultimate goal it seems odd that I would say we are too rushed. But that is how I live my life. Unfortunately, even when I am not busy I seem to not put in time with God. And that is a shame. God time should (I hate that wword) come first.

Laura- If I had my way I would rarely go out. I am a homebody by nature. I am off Friday and Saturday. I usually come home at noon Thursday and do not leave my house until prayer group at 730am Sundays. I may like to be at home-- but for me it is not good. I love it, but my depression can kick in. My son can spot it and sends me out to the library or to a store just to get out for 30-45 minutes. My problem also is that my communication (except when at a church function / work) I only communicate online with people. I do not have but 1 in real time friend and we are just getting to know each other. I have some work to do on myself.

Getting back on my sleep schedule of segmented sleep is difficult. all I want to do is lay in bed and rest all the time. I would go to the doctor to see if something is wrong but I know it has become habit...or at least that is what I believe.

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Dreama;
I will definitely pray for you and your daughter to get closer to God through prayer and Bible study.

Ruth Ann it sounds like you and are in the same boat with our backs. They have done just about all they can do at the pain place now. Lord. please touch Ruth Ann; you know how she loves her work at the mission for you. Heal her I pray. In Jesus name Amen.

Kathleen I am out for a half a day or better when I go shopping on Tuesdays and I go to church Sunday and Sunday night. Other than that I am at home except for appointments.

Jenny is having trouble losing weight because of her IBS now.And her sponsor for her overeating does not seem to understand that she is gaining weight due to her IBS.

I am having trouble with it too and my neck and legs have been bothering me lately.

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Kathleen - thank you so much for your prayers! I'll also be adding your son to my prayer list.
Naomi and I had a long talk last night about if she has decided that she IS going to commit to the Lord then she needs to start feeding herself. I told her at this point, the two things she NEEDS to be doing is praying and reading the Bible. Even if for just five minutes. Babies, in order to survive, need small amounts of food (1 oz per feeding) several times a day. I told her that she is a baby in the Lord. We also then talked about the 'two dogs' - the 'white dog' and the 'black dog'. I told her that when a puppy is starving, the vets start them on small amounts of easy to digest food. So, just keep praying. My daughter has been like the waves of the sea. She also admonished me that I need to do better reading my Bible and 'feeding my spirit', and she is right. This world has completely gotten me so busy that I think if breathing were not an automatic response, I would forget to breathe.

Goodness!! I'm actually off until I go into the bank tonight. Both clients have rescheduled!! Oh!! What to do?! I think it would be a good time to work on that Bible Study.

My son had to 'reset' the heaters and now I've got to figure out a good temperature to get them on. There are only knobs on the little heaters - goodness! They are more like space heaters than for heating a house. But I have two of them on (there are four in the living/kitchen area) and I'm sitting here sweating

Have a great day!
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Dreama-- I will add your daughter to our prayer list to night in our group. My son is not walking with the Lord. HE is very messed up about God and Jesus and the Bible. I pray that he too will return to the Lord.



I am taking 3 grant writing classes. There is some overlapping so I have 2 lessons from the first course due Wednesday and 2 intro lessons from the second course due Wednesday. Our grade in no way depends on our lessons or Quizes-- just on the one attempt at the final exam.

Since it is MOnday I will not have time at work to do any. Mondays are staff meeting for 2 of my 3 hour shift. Then tonight I have prayer group from 6:30 - 7:30. I will work on them after the prayer group.

Here is why I will wait: I am back to sleeping up to 14 hours a day. This is not good for my diabetes. It has become an addiction as a way to tune out the day. Last summer I was sleeping 8 hours by breaking them into 4 hour shifts. I am going back to that.
I will be sleeping from 2pm-6pm then up 8 hours then sleep 2am-6am then up 8 hours.

WHen I did this before I was more alert, less depressed, and had more energy. I am supposed to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day for my diabetes. I am lucky if I get 2 meals in right now. I am thinking if I can eat twice each 8 hour shift that I am up --- that will get me closer to the ideal

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Good morning! My daughter had a really rough night last night. As always, in comforting her, the Word of the Lord came up. Please be praying for her. She needs to surrender her heart to the Lord. Satan keeps telling her so many many lies.

I'm sorry. We were up until after 2:00 so not very talkative today.

It snowed last night so I'm going to have to thaw my car out. No clue what the temp it is right now. I'll find out.

Have a great day and prayers for my daughter. Her name is Naomi.



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I am going to pick up my sponsee this afternoon. I can't wait to hear about her experience. I know it will be differnt from mine. Not just because we are different but also because when I went there were candles set outside a long path for us to go through while bagpipes played Amazing Grace. We wound around til we came to a Sanctuary door of a building we had not seen before. When We went in there were friends from our churches inside to suprise us with song and candles. It was very special. I am afraid she might not have had that experience because it did rain last night. I am not sure when the rain started though. I didn't know it was raining til I took out the trash.

RuthAnn- I have started the Revelation series but have not posted or gotten too far. I am scheduling my week later today and plan to put it first on my list. I am glad it is up for those of us who are behind.

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Kit, the retreat sounds wonderful. You will have to tell us all about it when you get back.

Volunteer work is awesome. The little mission center store that I work at is very time consuming but such an opportunity to give out religious tracts, chat about Jesus, and be shoulders to those who need one to learn on and vent their troubles.

Please pray for me to be able to continue it. My left leg and foot has started routinely to go numb and I limp awful the whole day when that happens. I fear another back surgery in the future. I am in the process of doctor appointments, scheduling MRI, and seeing a neurosurgeon. I just hope it is not going to be surgery, for I had a plate put in my book about 5 years ago. It took 8 months to get over it.


Take care, Kit and hoping that the depression will let up big time. Do you have family and lots of friends to help out when that happens.

Hope so, you have us here. Don't forget it. emoticon

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Laura~ Are you in your home most of the time? I didn't realize how much being around people a couple hours a week could make a difference. WHen I finally started volunteering a couple years ago my life took on new meaning and I got to make new friends--which added joy the days I went in.

RuthAnn ~ I will jump to the part about the New Jerusalem. That probably is what I need to focus on right now.

There is a retreat walk that is national. It is called the Walk to Emmaus. I went last Spring. They happen all over the country. Different denominations participate. I am sponsoring a lady this time. We are to take her and another participant to get started tonight. I was sick this morning. I am feeling better but I just don't want to get the other sponsor sick (she leaves Sunday for Australia) and of course I don't want the two participants to come down with something over the weekend. I am feeling better. I am going to leave the decision up to the other sponsor.

I have heard in self help books that depression is anger turned inward. I don't know if that is always the case. What I do know is that as the depresive blues have lifted, I notice a lot of underlying anger and frustration. A low internal fuse that I am managing to keep stiffeld.

I read a blog post today that talked about how vultures feed off the dead. Satan is like a vulture, she said, feeding off us when we are spiritually dead and vulnerable. As I read that, the thought went through my mind that anger left unchecked is an open door way for the enemy. So I am praying about it. Everytime I sense frustration or even anger I am going to turn it over to Him immediately asking for another view of whatever is bothering me and healing in my soul.

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Kate;
My daughter is feeling kind of depressed about her weight too and that she cannot exercise the way she used to. Her one knee bothers her yet and she hates how fat she has become. I have to continually give her hugs and encouragement. I have to talk her out of giving up on herself.I think we all want to see a slimmer version of ourselves but it takes time.

Dreama I understand this is where God wants you. I just wish there was a job I could do with my mobility problems. I used to love when i worked at the Dollar General here in 2013. I enjoyed talking to the customers and helping them out.

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