Monthly Archives: November 2010

Christmas on Horseback

Well, not exactly, but the day after Christmas, Sunday the 26th.  An idea popped into my mind this morning.  Since it was time to re-up (or not), I was trying to decide if I should continue with the horseback riding … Continue reading

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Can’t Have One Without the Other

It is something of which I became convinced very early in my ministry to others and my own life.  A person can’t have one without the other.  To have the capacity to feel joy, to be thrilled, to be excited, to be exhilirated, is also … Continue reading

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Dreams or Obsessions?

I can’t remember what was said or by whom, but recently something triggered my thinking about the matter of trying to discern obsessions from dreams.  I have been talking for months about the Impossible Dream of heading for New Zealand … Continue reading

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Learned to Translate Some Canadian Words Today

When I ventured out to walk with the backpack this morning, I heard many groups of Canada Geese flying overhead, yelling.  I think I have figured out what they were saying, “Let’s get the Hell out of here!”  The temperature … Continue reading

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Hours Sitting in Front of Fire

It is hard to know what to say about today.  I canceled today’s lessons (swimming and riding).  It felt chilly in the house, so it seemed to be time to check out the fireplace.  After lighting it, the Christmas CD’s … Continue reading

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I Cooked!!

Well, actually, there was no cooking to be done in this recipe, unless you count heating the water and stirring in the Cherry Jello.  I didn’t do that part.  Cathy already had that done by the time I arrived so … Continue reading

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Deeply Felt Emotions Today

It is hard to log all the emotions that filled the day today.  There was one extremely powerful moment for me.  Pastor Alix, who presided at Marlene’s Funeral today, asked me to do the prayer as the family and a … Continue reading

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Slow Descent Slips Below 150!

That is 150 pounds.  The descent started at 166 some time in July.  It is now the last half of November and the last three daily weigh-ins were 149.5, 148.5 and this morning, 149.0.  I never thought I would see … Continue reading

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“Make Your Lifelong Dream Come True”

That is the title of an article in the latest issue of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report.  While my spring trip (here, fall there) to New Zealand and Australia hardly measures up to a lifelong dream, I was struck with the fact … Continue reading

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No Saddle Today — Emergency Dismount!

Neither Instructor Kira nor I know why, but as soon as I got on Horse Lucy, she became very active and agitated.  Kira said, “Emergency dismount!”  It is surprising how fast a 67 year old Geezer can move when necessary.  Kira’s … Continue reading

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