Monthly Archives: April 2017

To answer your question… Number 2

This post is part of a larger dialogue. You can see the first post here To answer your question…number 1 I’m glad you returned safely and I hope you and Scott had a good time on your vacation. It sounds like we both agree that Jesus doesn’t micromanage our lives but I’m sure you also agree […]
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Bracing – Gratitude 4/27

My sixth marathon, Mountains 2 Beach is now a short 4.5 weeks away. As part of my preparation I’ve been reading Matt Fitzgerald’s How Bad Do You Want It? I must confess this is my third time through this book 😏. Last night the following words hit home in a big way. When I think […]
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Healthy Breakfast – Gratitude 4/26

Although I can think of some foods that I don’t like, I’m not a picky eater. Over the past few years my diet has gradually changed to one that is much healthier. Overall I’ve tried to eliminate processed food and its accompanying added sugar, replacing these foods with “real” food…fruits and vegetables. When I first […]
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Eating Fish – Gratitude 4/25

One of my earliest memories is of adults in a tizzy because one of them swallowed a fish bone. I think it was one of those very small, pliable bones that’s hard to see. I think the bone became stuck in someone’s throat. I say, “I think,” because this memory is from when I was […]
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Never Say Never – Really

Of course “never say never” is a worn out cliche, but maybe that’s because it is so true. I never thought about this until a couple weeks ago when I stopped at a furniture store with my husband and daughter. We were looking for something to put in our small den…maybe a small love seat…but […]
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Art – Gratitude 4/18

As I began my run yesterday I looked towards the ocean and saw this beautiful Easter memorial. The cross, once a powerful symbol of torture, has been transformed into a powerful symbol of life, of forgiveness, of God’s love for us, of Jesus’ ongoing presence in our world. May we learn to love one another […]
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Thoughts while watching Boston – Gratitude 4/17

  This morning, from the comfort of my living room,  I watched my first Boston Marathon. My thoughts were on my hope qualify to run it next year (I’ll be trying to shave off the 6 minutes I need to qualify May 28th). While watching I was surprised by the emotional effect of something so ordinary… the […]
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30 Pounds – Gratitude 4/11

  This morning I participated in a group exercise class at #M26Fitness. This isn’t new, as I usually try to get in two classes a week. But this was a new day /time /instructor for me. I enjoyed the very hard work of this class and will have to fit some of these into my […]
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Happy Birthday Ma – Gratitude 4/10

My mom was born 84 years ago today. My birthday is in 2 days and so for all my life our birthdays have been linked in my mind. In fact, from al long as I can remember our days are linked by the story of my own birth…that on my mom’s 30th birthday she entered […]
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Palm Sunday – Gratitude 4/9

Today is Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week. The day that we remember Jesus’ grand entry into Jerusalem. The entry is the fun and festive part of the day. It doesn’t stay that way for long. You see, then and now, things can change very quickly. So you are riding high one moment and […]
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