Of Blogging, Art & Armadillos

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Lately it has been really hard to get my own blogging done during the week because of my client workload being heavy (a good thing), starting to do videos again, and making sure I take time at night to paint/draw (life-giving to me.) However, I do post to social media quite regularly so I will post some of the recent art updates and the armadillo video from this morning below :) … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Sushi, Prayer Request For Elbow, And Down Again This Week! (Health & Fitness Update)

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Here is today's health and fitness update!  I appreciate those of you who read these and are supportive. I find that these weekend updates are helpful for me to do because it gives me a chance to evaluate the week and enjoy this journey a little more deeply. It's how I roll :) The Weight Loss Part As of today I weighed in for Weight Watchers(WW) at 222.2. I lost another 1.6 pounds last week. The rundown: May 14, 2013: Was at 270 … total net loss to date, 47.8 pounds On May 17, … [Read more...]

Independence Day – My Freedom Gratitude List (Happy 4th of July!)

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Happy Birthday America! Man, I love my country :)!  One of the best ways to celebrate freedom, not the only way but one of the best, is to show gratitude. So here is a mostly random gratitude list for today and I challenge you to make one yourself. In no particular order except for the first one :) ... Eternal Freedom found in Jesus Christ :) The earthly freedoms we have here in the United States. The freedom to pursue Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. The men and women who … [Read more...]

Repost: “A Profound Moment – Reflecting On The Exodus Closing Announcement”

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This post from my old blog has been brought to my attention several times within the past couple of weeks so I thought I would repost it for the record. I have only slightly edited it for information (ongoing) that is no longer relevant. For those that don't know, or didn't read this on my old blog, the particular night referenced below is one of the most powerful experiences I have had. This post was originally written July 8th, 2013. --- On June 19th 2013, during the opening night of the … [Read more...]

Imagine

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Isn't it cool that we can imagine? I think that is super-cool. Jesus, Creator of the universe, created us with the ability to imagine. That is truly some kind of awesome right there that is. So why is it tempting to undervalue imagination or not intentionally engage it as we grow older? What if your daydreams meant more than just passing time? ... What if they truly informed us of our current state of being? What if we used our imaginations to emphasize the prayerful words pouring … [Read more...]

Of Pickles, Healthy Habits & Potato Sack Fashion (Health & Fitness Update)

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Yay health! The Weight Loss Part As of today I weighed in for Weight Watchers (WW) at 223.8. The rundown: May 14, 2013: Was at 270 … total net loss to date, 46.2 pounds On May 17, 2014 (Rejoined WW after stopping for three months) I weighed 238.2. Since rejoining I have lost 14.4 pounds This week I haven't done anything different from the past week. Still sticking to plan and the new workout routine. However, the other day I had a couple of whole dill pickles with lunch and … [Read more...]

Ask-It Basket: Should I Attend A Pride Event Honoring Elderly LGBT People?

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A new reader to the blog contacted me privately with the following. It is edited slightly to maintain confidentiality and for readability: I have a quick question to ask and would appreciate your advice. My company was invited to attend a(n) :::edit::: event to honor LGBT older adults during pride month. Everyone is going but I'm not sure if I should attend. My friends are saying if I attend, it means I'm endorsing their lifestyle, politics, propaganda, etc. Perhaps but I don't think so and … [Read more...]

Coconut Cake Schmoconut Cake… I Still LOST Weight This Week :) #Win – (Health & Fitness Update)

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Last week I didn't do a health and fitness update because I just really didn't want to be online much that day. So with that said, I have lost 2.2 more pounds since my last update :). The Weight Loss Part As of today I weighed in for Weight Watchers (WW) at 225.4. The rundown: May 14, 2013: Was at 270 … total net loss to date, 44.6 pounds On May 17, 2014 (Rejoined WW after stopping for three months) I weighed 238.2. Since rejoining I have lost 12.8 pounds I know 2.2 pounds doesn't … [Read more...]

OMGodzilla! (Movie Review)

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[callout]This is a movie review. If you read any further you may run into spoilers and I won't feel guilty about it at all :). If you don't mind spoilers or have seen the movie ... please read on.[/callout] I saw the new Godzilla movie last weekend ... finally. I wanted to make sure and see it in the movie theaters before it left the big screen for the ocean of little streaming ones. First, my one word review is ... RAWWWRRRRRRRARRRARRRRrrrrRRRRAWAWWWRRRR! … [Read more...]