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Kindness and Healthy Food Saved the Day!
Monday, December 30, 2013      27 comments

It looked like a recipe for disaster. I had five politically passionate people coming for dinner. Jake is a liberal Democrat, and Sam, Divine, David and Liz are conservative Republicans. All love to debate politics, and I was nervous. I wond... Read more
Never lose the SPARK of hope!
Sunday, December 29, 2013      22 comments

A family is a wonderful thing to be cherished. Right now, mine is looking very good, and we are happy. There were years when things did not look so successful. Things looked more like a disaster with little future. It is so amazing to me ... Read more
The gift of kefir
Saturday, December 28, 2013      28 comments

Yesterday I was given a gift of life and health. David and Liz gave me some living kefir grains, and directions on how to keep it alive so that I can have kefir every day. Kefir, kef¨©rs, keefir, or kephir (/kəˈfɪər/ k<... Read more
Keep looking up!
Friday, December 27, 2013      21 comments

The new year is almost here! It is time to create a plan for success! Find several small goals that you want to reach, and go for it. Make them S-M-A-R-T goals Sustainable & specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Tangible and Tim... Read more
A Gray Christmas
Thursday, December 26, 2013      30 comments

Christmas Day at the Gray house is filled with food, joy, laughter, and chaos. It really takes commitment to keep 20 loud, lively people, ages 4 months to 91 happy for 3 hours. We have a great variety of spiritual and political views. Our eat... Read more
We’ll have a Blue Christmas
Wednesday, December 25, 2013      24 comments

Christmas is a joyful time for most, and a lonely time for many. My father died of a heart attack on Christmas morning, an hour before our Christmas was to begin. It was a very difficult day. The turkey was in the oven, the vegetables were r... Read more
3 simple Christmas rules
Tuesday, December 24, 2013      27 comments

Let the love of Jesus shine through your heart. 1. Forgive and forget the past hurts. 2. Don't try to change your family and friends. Leave that to God! 3. Enjoy... Read more
Freely Given
Monday, December 23, 2013      21 comments

The gifts that I give are freely given. I do not go back and make use they are being used as I wished. People HATE gifts that the giver tries to control. "Freely you have received, freely give." However, when I give see that one of my handm... Read more
Slushy, Sloppy and Sliding to the Summit
Sunday, December 22, 2013      21 comments

It was NOT what we planned on. We wanted the light, fluffy, soft snow that we had on Friday. But Saturday's snow was melting, sticky snow. The ice sheet that I thought we would scramble up like Spider Man was a river of freezing run-off. ... Read more
A good day for a hike
Saturday, December 21, 2013      20 comments

Today is a good day for a hike. The sun is not even up yet, but I have this knowing inside. Over the past 2 years (since joining Spark, and tracking exercise), my bady has been changing, and I FEEL GREAT! ... Read more
I need a healthy substitute for the Fig Newtons
Friday, December 20, 2013      22 comments

Hi Everyone! I love to eat Fig Newton cookies while hiking. The only problem is that they have high fructose corn syrup in them. Is there a healthier alternative on the market? I have not seen anything. This is one of my favorite winter hi... Read more
Fresh snow in Fox Forest
Thursday, December 19, 2013      23 comments

Just down the road from my home is a winter wonderland. I go out to this special spot on a weekly basis. ... Read more
Fresh snow in Fox Forest
Thursday, December 19, 2013      6 comments

Just down the road from my home is a winter wonderland. I go out to this special spot on a weekly basis. ... Read more
C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S healthy foods for the season
Wednesday, December 18, 2013      24 comments

Cream cheese on celery Hummus on whole wheat bread Rye Bread and raisins Icecream Salmon baked Tofu Make your own…I don’t know what. Mocha coffee-dark chocolate grated into your coffee-no sugar needed! Avacado dip Sesame seeds-... Read more
"C" is for Christmas
Tuesday, December 17, 2013      19 comments

C is for Christ! Keep Christ in you Christmas! C is also for cleaning-both our homes and our hearts!. Something that I always do before setting up the tree, and before the family comes. What do the letters of Christmas mean to you? C... Read more

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