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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: 62,569

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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  • v 1BLAZER282005
    Yay it's Fall 🍁🍂🎃🦃🏈
    28 days ago
  • v HAZEL2278
    Hey, I saw your post on the news feed.

    On your Nutritional Tracker Page, (see settings, in blue to the right of the heading Nutritional Tracker) that is where you can choose a Heart Healthy Nutritional Tracker... I found it when I signed up for the Pre-Diabetes Food Tracker... I really like this Food Tracker...! I like the Pre-Diabetes Tracker because it divides up my meals & snacks with the actual calories...etc... for each meal... I guess the Heart Healthy Tracker might do the same...! You can turn off the Meal Plans if you want to.

    Also, FRANCESLUCAS commented about using a Mediterranean Diet...Check out this SparkBlog:


    How to Eat a Mediterranean Diet for Heart Health

    I have gotten a lot out of this SparkBlog, it's straight-forward and easy to incorporate into my meal plans...! Hazel
    40 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/10/2020 2:10:28 AM
  • v 1BLAZER282005
    Hey Gregory, my prayers will be with you as you recover from the heart attack. Sending you sunshine 🌞😎 and positive vibes your way Rebecca
    41 days ago

    Regarding your questions about a healthy heart diet...

    My doc recommended the Mediterranean diet...very healthy and good foods. Also, look up Dr. Ann online. She has great videos of what to eat for a healthy heart. She gives a lot of free info on her website.

    Good luck!
    41 days ago
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    50 days ago
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