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After meditating, excite your brain with walking prayers - no minimum speed.

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Micah6.8 - do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God.

Millions of us use the Revised Common Lectionary readings each week:


There are daily readings that complement the weekly readings:


please note that M-W readings look back at last Sunday's texts, Th-Sa look ahead to the next Sunday's texts.

Member Since: 11/29/2013

Fitness Minutes: 51,324

My Goals:
Meeting new people, encouraging others, walk @least 5 miles a week, lose 59 pounds by Mar2015, find a healthy church of disciples of Jesus and function like the family we are. Simple, eh?

My Program:
Team challenges, daily sparking, co-op w/ VA doctors, simplify my life, practical help to neighbors I meet in this life. Listen to bible audio at bedtime helps too!

Personal Information:
I love to cook and bake, but I live for BBQ. Hahaha it ain't BBQ if it ain't smoked ;-)

I fingerpick guitar, since 1973 (hero:Chet Atkins, bb king). Play piano (fav: ragtime, Edvard Grieg). Blow coronet & trombone (fav: wynton marsalis, chuck mangione) and still enjoy Earth,Wind and Fire; Pink Floyd; Stevie Ray Vaughn -- incl' Mary had a little lamb.
I also really dig Stephen Curtis Chapman, Chuck Girard and Love Song, Larry Norman, and of course Keith Green

Other Information:
"When life gives you a bunch of lemons, make orange juice and leave them wondering" -- Instagram fm my niece.

I am a broken caregiver of my disabled wife; since my stroke/drain bamage [you can smile at that, ironic THe Wink] in Dec'08.

Who says God has no sense of humor? He made me, didn't he?

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    Hi Gralan,
    Thank you for your comment on my blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v GRALAN
    Class is going a little slow, about 4 days behind but I'll catch up on Saturday with this week and start on next week. Busy bee.

    Thanks for the update on the small dam in your pictures. I'm not sure I'll ever get to Alabama again, but if so I'll try looking that place up. The speakeasy cave sounds like a hoot.
    3 days ago
  • v 1BLAZER282005
    How's the class going. The photo of the small dam is in Blount Springs AL. The place housed a speak easy in a cave during the 1920s. The old hotel near the hot springs was a resort for the DC elite. Now it's a favorite walking place for me 😁.
    4 days ago
    Hi Greg ! And thank you for your nice comment on my "CPR for Yourself" Blog !
    I read your comments on the Recipes to Share thread for the DIY Team about wanting to learn how to preserve your food for the future...
    This is a great group but not very active. I lead a team called Putting Foods Up that is totally dedicated to food preservation. It, also, is not very active but the threads in the forums has a ton of info.
    I do belong to a great FB group called We May Be Crazy but We Are't Stupid ...Such a great Group and the leaders are so knowledgeable and the members are very helpful !
    If you are serious about learning how to water bath can, pressure can, dehydrate, etc. This is the place to be. Here is the link if you are interested (copy and paste this link)
    My FB name is Patti Koerner Habbyshaw
    See you there ! :}
    11 days ago
    Thanks for popping in to my page - yes overdid the teams so back to just my favourite one. Love your brain pics.
    11 days ago
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