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Nelson Mandela, my Dad, and forgiveness
Friday, December 06, 2013      32 comments

In my life, two great men exemplified forgiveness: my father, Bill Gray, and Nelson Mandela. With my father, I saw the attitude of peace and kindness toward all lived out. With Dr. Mandela, I read about and saw in movie form forgiveness. ... Read more
The wildest walk/run of my life
Thursday, December 05, 2013      33 comments

Last night I went for my daily walk/run, but it did not turn out to be at all regular. I left at about 4:30, and it was starting to get dark out. There are no street lights, and there are some long, lonely stretches of road. All was fine u... Read more
No longer on the outside looking in
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      20 comments

For many years, I felt like this squirrel-sitting on the outside, trying very hard to get in. Everything looked so good inside. No matter what I did, no one opened the window, and let me in. ... Read more
I am strong and healthy!
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      26 comments

Dear Spark Friends, you taught me so much from your responses to my last blog. I learned that I AM strong and healthy right now. I don't need a doctor to tell me that! I AM learning and growing in a healthy lifestyle. The only way to sta... Read more
Post Diabetic?
Monday, December 02, 2013      27 comments

What do you call someone who has been healed or cured of Diabetes? Post Diabetic? My goal is to be cured. Health insurance is expensive for a person considered diabetic. My goal is total healing. I just want to know what to call myself ... Read more
Long Johns and Lined Jeans
Sunday, December 01, 2013      29 comments

Today’s walk was a cold one. John and I journeyed over frosted fields and forests. We crossed a bridge that we never saw before, and came to the J. Douglas King cemetery plot. ... Read more
Happy with the results.
Saturday, November 30, 2013      23 comments

This was my best year for Thanksgiving glucose numbers. I ate 2 Thanksgivings-one with family and one with friends. In spite of the mountain of food that was placed in front of me, I was able to focus on the people more than the eats. At des... Read more
Black Friday Adventures
Friday, November 29, 2013      16 comments

I have spent a number of Black Fridays shopping with my Mother or with friends. We always have a really good time getting deals, and having fun. Today was a different kind of day. My husband works at LL Bean, and had to be at the store at 5 a... Read more
Different kind of Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 28, 2013      21 comments

Last night We enjoyed Thanksgiving with my daughter who is a nurse in Maine. This morning, we drive back home and enjoy dinner with friends. While this is not our usual way, it is a very wonderful season. Whatever your plans are, with frie... Read more
When was the last time...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013      28 comments

When was the last time you took time to be still and just listen? When is the last time you took time to look out into a field and waited for nature’s beauty to appear? So... Read more
What a Great Day!!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      24 comments

This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. My body is God’s temple, and I will treat myself with respect. I’m going to eat right, get my exercise, and I’m going to shine with the love of Jesus. I choose to forg... Read more
Bad Bird at Turkey Time
Monday, November 25, 2013      28 comments

Here is my dilemma: I drove 35 miles, bought my turkey on sale, and then defrosted it. This is what I found inside that thick white wrapper: I drove back to the store, ... Read more
Focus on the joy!
Sunday, November 24, 2013      19 comments

Having family come together can be so tough for some families. There are joys and sorrows to be shared. There can be a lot of emotions that reappear that are unwanted. My advice is to focus on what is important: Family Friends Health... Read more
The movie project
Saturday, November 23, 2013      19 comments

We are getting so close to finishing our 5 year labor of love. In the Spring, our film will be shown in the Monadnock International Film Festival. I have learned so much through the research that I have done for them, and the time spent bloggi... Read more
So Far Away
Friday, November 22, 2013      23 comments

I love my children, and am very proud of their accomplishments in life. Unfortunately, they live far from me, and I only see them a few times a year. Christmas is coming, and so are they. I can hardly wait to see them again! That is my ... Read more

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