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Tuesday, April 20, 2021      9 comments

In my last blog I alluded to some troubling things going on in the lives of people I love. One of those things has definitely come to a head. Our daughter, Juliana, and her husband, Jeremy, have been married for almost three years and are expect... Read more
The Beautiful Things
Monday, April 05, 2021      9 comments

So much to catch up on I hardly know where to start! People I love are going through some really difficult things, but today I am choosing to focus on, and write about, the beautiful and wonderful instead. For a pastor, the 40 days of... Read more
Hip Surgery and COVID
Monday, January 25, 2021      11 comments

Hello, Sparkfriends. As usual, I've waited so long to blog that I can't begin to update on everything that's happened.It feels like a year's worth of things have happened in the past three months. I had my hip replacement surgery on Novemb... Read more
Walmart Pants, Surgery, and Applesauce
Thursday, October 29, 2020      8 comments

It's possible I'll win the "Weirdest Blog Title" award with this one! Just sharing some random thoughts this evening. First, the Walmart pants. A couple of years ago I bought some basic sweatpants at Walmart, the kind of thing I like to wea... Read more
Loss and Life
Sunday, September 13, 2020      16 comments

Hi all! Although I haven't been blogging, I do try to keep up with friends' blogs as much as I can, and I've been logging my exercise and fitness pretty consistently. Here's a quick update: Family: In June, my beloved father-in-la... Read more
COVID-19 Life
Friday, May 22, 2020      7 comments

It has been awhile since I blogged! (I think I start every blog with those words anymore.) I was in an eating/exercise funk before COVID-19 and I'm actually doing a little better now. Spring and more outdoor time always help. Our immediate ... Read more
Kinda Mad and Feeling Guilty About It
Thursday, April 16, 2020      11 comments

Not much time to spend on this blog! I have a large project due for one of my classes and I should be working on that. I just feel frustrated and need to say so! For the past couple of years, I've had a lot of circumstances that have impac... Read more
Being a Pastor During COVID-19
Friday, April 03, 2020      5 comments

Hello, everyone. I hope all of you are staying healthy and finding ways to live in this new reality we're dealing with. It's interesting, because many of us have more time at home than we've ever had--something we've always said would be w... Read more
I Feel Too Young For This!
Thursday, March 12, 2020      10 comments

Well, I finally saw my family practice person about my hip pain, and as expected, she referred me to an orthopedic surgeon. I talked to a friend who has had several surgeries and went with the surgeon she highly recommended. Both Rick and I were... Read more
Something Has Flipped
Sunday, February 02, 2020      13 comments

I weighed myself on Saturday and it was as bad as I feared it would be--the most I've weighed in ten years. But somehow, I didn't even get upset or really feel bad about it. It is what it is. I feel like owning up to the regaining I've been doin... Read more
A Blog For Those Who May Get Discouraged
Tuesday, January 28, 2020      6 comments

I have a long-time SparkFriend, SmilingTree, who just published a wonderful and helpful blog about how life circumstances play a huge role in our ability to lose weight. Check it out here: https://sparkpeo.hs.llnwd.ne
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Positives for 2019
Tuesday, January 14, 2020      9 comments

It's that time of year when we reflect on the year past and make plans and goals for the year ahead. I have updated my goals on my SparkPage for 2020 and of course, began to feel bad about all the 2019 goals that I didn't meet. So I've decided t... Read more
Ten Years on Spark People!
Friday, January 10, 2020      18 comments

I've taken a few days off from work and the family has all returned home. (We had a wonderful week together with lots of fun and celebration.) The Christmas tree is undecorated and taken to the tree pile for later burning. The twelve days of Chr... Read more
Christmas Will Come
Tuesday, December 24, 2019      6 comments

This is the Christmas Eve message I will share tonight with my congregation at our service of Carols, Candles, and Communion. Wishing each of my dear Sparkfriends a blessed celebration! Christmas Will Come Some people say Christmas is ... Read more
I'm Still Here!
Sunday, December 15, 2019      12 comments

I just realized how long it's been since I wrote a blog. It made me think about something I once read about blogging. It was an author who said that she didn't blog because she only had so many words in her and she wanted to use them for her boo... Read more

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