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  • Goals & Gratitude 9/17/19

    9/17/2019 11:03:21 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Today's walk turned into an interesting adventure... I went to the gym in the morning with my trainer. Unfortunately, I found out that he had to cancel when I got there. But I figured since I was there I would exercise. I did 30 minutes on the bike and 25 minutes on the weights. I figured I wou... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 9/16/19

    9/17/2019 12:38:36 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I finished my last final (for Auditing) for the time being today. I think it went well. I know I did well on the essay section, but I don't feel as confident about the true/false and multiple choice. That's typical for me. I've never been good at multiple choice. I will get my results by the end of ... Read more

  • SORRY FOR NO BIBLE VERSE TODAY

    9/16/2019 6:03:59 PM, by ANHELIC

    I have had a really bad headache all day and have not been able to do this today. Please forgive me. Joan. 220 247... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR SUNDAY

    9/15/2019 12:16:03 AM, by ANHELIC

    AMAZING FORGIVENESS For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You. Psalm 86:5 When a young man massacred nine Christians in Charleston, South Carolina, journalists were amazed at how quickly the families of the victims expressed thei... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 9/14/19

    9/14/2019 6:56:17 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    First, the GREAT news: I got a 90% on my Managerial Accounting final! That's better than I expected! I was aiming to get a B on it so I would keep a B in the class. With that grade, I should get a B+ in the class. I am very happy! I still have my Auditing final to do. My teacher still hasn't posted ... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR SATURDAY

    9/14/2019 12:19:48 AM, by ANHELIC

    THE FRUIT OF OUR LIPS Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice or praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. Hebrews 13:15 Sometimes when two people are together, one will hear these words: "Hello? You seem to be a thousand miles away" T... Read more

  • I'm Done With One Final Exam....

    9/13/2019 7:03:52 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I just finished the final exam for my hard class, Managerial Accounting. I only outright guessed on two problems out of 34 total problems, so I consider that a good sign. It was actually much easier than I was expecting it to be. I studied and studied and *studied* Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, a... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR FRIDAY

    9/13/2019 12:25:10 AM, by ANHELIC

    THE GAUGE Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7 A sailor observed that in the engine room of a steamship, it's impossible to know how much water the great boiler contains by just looking at it. But running... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY

    9/12/2019 12:35:54 AM, by ANHELIC

    I AM And God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." and He said you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you." Exodus 3:14 He Is There and He Is Not Silent (1972) is one of the many popular books of the late theologian Francis Schaeffer (d. 1984). In the book Schaeffer... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR WEDNESDAY

    9/11/2019 12:28:02 AM, by ANHELIC

    A WELCOMING DELEGATION When Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage. Acts 28:15 . In Acts 28, the apostle Paul grappled with disappointment, fatigue, and a sense of failure. He had hoped to be on his way to Spain as a freeman, but he had encountered a series of unfortunate eve... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 9/10/19

    9/10/2019 8:17:42 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I am just killing time at the moment. I have my last meeting with my professor for Managerial Accounting in 10 minutes. I have all my questions lined up. I didn't get much homework done today. I just went through some of the Man. Acc't stuff and reviewed and tried to figure out what I still don't un... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR TUESDAY

    9/10/2019 12:21:02 AM, by ANHELIC

    ENDURANCE For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise Hebrews 10:36 David Kuehls recalls when his dad, Ernie, a fifty-something out-of-shape math professor, decided to start running. "He was a bit overweight and-he soon fo... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 9/9/19

    9/9/2019 6:11:32 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Well, I'm writing early today. I managed to get the living room cleaned up this morning and did all my homework by 3 PM. I have two final exams to do this week, then I will be done with two more classes and I will have some time to relax for the rest of the month. I will still be in two classes, but... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR MONDAY

    9/9/2019 12:23:31 AM, by ANHELIC

    THE A B C'S OF ADVERSITY If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Proverbs 24:10 Walt Disney made dreams come true, but he occasionally encountered some nightmares of his own---times when everything went wrong for him. Out of his struggles he developed an optimis... Read more

  • Why I'm Studying Accounting

    9/8/2019 8:35:11 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    A Spark Friend asked why I keep on pursuing an accounting certificate even though I find it's so difficult. Here's why. I graduated from college 20 years ago. After getting my BA, I went to teacher college. I worked as a teacher and private tutor for about 13 years on and off. I always struggle... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR SUNDAY

    9/8/2019 12:22:24 AM, by ANHELIC

    SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH I can do all things Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 Today's entertainment industry has its pantheon of mythology - gods born in the pages of comic books, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider Man, Wonder Woman, the Fantastic Four, Batman and, of course th... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR SATURDAY

    9/7/2019 12:23:33 AM, by ANHELIC

    THE PERFECT GIFT Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:3 When we care about someone, we're willing to put time and mo... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR FRIDAY

    9/6/2019 12:23:56 AM, by ANHELIC

    PREPARED FOR BATTLE Praying always with all Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 When we pray, our thoughts are centered on "our side" of the prayer time, place and our need. Even after we pray, our attention is on... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR FRIDAY

    9/6/2019 12:23:56 AM, by ANHELIC

    PREPARED FOR BATTLE Praying always with all Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 When we pray, our thoughts are centered on "our side" of the prayer time, place and our need. Even after we pray, our attention is on... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY

    9/5/2019 12:26:09 AM, by ANHELIC

    MANY INFALLIBLE PROOFS He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs.. Acts 1:3 Campbell Morgan grew up in a Christian home, never questioning that the Bible was the Word of God. But in college he encountered skeptics who shook his faith. "The whole i... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR WEDNESDAY

    9/4/2019 12:11:40 AM, by ANHELIC

    THE LOVE OF MONEY For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. 1 Timothy 6:10 There are more than 100 common idioms in the English language that have their origin in the Authorized King James Version of the Bible (1611)a testament to the impact of the translation. . Unfort... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 9/3/19

    9/3/2019 8:40:41 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Today started off so well. I had an appointment with my trainer Raul at the gym at 9 AM. He really worked me, so I came home all set to do homework. Once I got started on the Managerial Accounting work, I realized that I don't understand any of it. At all. Even a little. I emailed my teacher but he ... Read more

  • SCALE DIDN'T MOVE

    9/3/2019 11:30:54 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    After a holiday weekend of over indulging on picnic foods that I don't eat in my regular meals, I am happy to say that the scale did not move up in pounds! So I am grateful it is the same as Friday. I soaked and slow cooked Rancho Gordo Eye of the Goat beans last night. Had a small bowl for breakfa... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR TUESDAY

    9/3/2019 12:24:26 AM, by ANHELIC

    HE NEVER SLUMBERS I will both lie down in peace and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 How are you sleeping? All kinds of things can disrupt our rest, but believers shouldn't stay awake night after night from fear and worry. In the book of Daniel, Kin... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 9/2/19

    9/2/2019 8:47:07 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I am amazed at how early I woke up today and how much I got done. I love taking my meds earlier. I am really tired in the evenings but I am much more alert during the day. I was awake at 6:20 this morning and up a little while later. I got busy after breakfast and was done with my homework around 4 ... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR MONDAY

    9/2/2019 12:38:26 AM, by ANHELIC

    "NOT RESENTFUL" Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple. Job 5:2 The word resentment comes from the Latin term sentire, which means to feel. When you put the re in front of it, it means to feel again. When someone offends us, we feel anger or shame. As we recall the ev... Read more

  • September Goals

    9/1/2019 10:59:01 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Reflecting on my August goals: Nutrition: 1) I track now 7 days a week, even if I go over. 2) However, I'm going over my calorie range most days of the week. 3) I'm not doing very well at the vegan eating thing. 4) I'm eating less processed carbs, but dessert is still a siren call thin... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR SUNDAY

    9/1/2019 12:47:41 AM, by ANHELIC

    CLEAN GARMENTS Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.. Zechariah 3:3 The prophet Zechariah once had a vision in which the high priest of Israel in post-exilic times, a man named Joshua, stood before the Lord in filthy garments. Joshua was em... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 8/31/19

    8/31/2019 10:06:01 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I am still working on my medication and sleep. I took it at 5:00 PM yesterday and I was able to get up at 7:00 AM this morning. That's the first time that's happened in several months. It was so nice to be up and about. I had a reason to be up that early, but I didn't need any coffee. I did take a s... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR SATURDAY

    8/31/2019 12:26:18 AM, by ANHELIC

    LOVE YOUR ENEMY But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. Matthew 5:44 The word tradion in Greek comes from two words, paru (beside) and didomi (to give). Therefore, a tra... Read more

  • Holiday Weekend

    8/30/2019 10:21:24 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    Counting the hours to 4:30 to start the 3 day holiday weekend. Right after work taking the car to garage for the yearly inspection. Then going home and getting a jumpstart on the laundry. Hoping I can talk my sister into driving to Lancaster tomorrow for the day. If not I'm toying with the idea of ... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR FRIDAY

    8/30/2019 12:35:41 AM, by ANHELIC

    A TIME TO RESET Let all things be done decently and in order. 1 Corinthians 14:40 Even though more school systems are adopting a year round calendar, we still have a back to school feeling about September. Whatever the calendar says, we bid goodbye to summer at Labor Day and settle... Read more

  • Today Was Much Better!

    8/29/2019 10:51:18 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I met with my accounting professor online this evening to discuss the final exam and go over a problem that's not in the book but that I will need to know for the final. Then I told him I wanted to go over ch. 25, which is the chapter I failed. I told him that I missed the deadline for the quiz and ... Read more

  • No excuses now

    8/29/2019 10:28:25 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    I consulted with an orthopedic surgeon who confirmed that both my knees are bone on bone. However I cannot have surgery until my A1C is down to a 7, (I don't know where it is currently, having blood work done next week), and my BMI is at 40%. I am currently 47%. This will lessen the chance of blood... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY

    8/29/2019 12:21:59 AM, by ANHELIC

    GOD'S REMEDY And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you re still in your sins! 1 Corinthians 15:17 The "Ostrich Effect" is a term used by financial professionals to describe the avoidance of risky financial situations by denying the risk actually exists. The label comes ... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY

    8/29/2019 12:21:59 AM, by ANHELIC

    GOD'S REMEDY And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you re still in your sins! 1 Corinthians 15:17 The "Ostrich Effect" is a term used by financial professionals to describe the avoidance of risky financial situations by denying the risk actually exists. The label comes ... Read more

  • And Today Was Going So Well...

    8/28/2019 9:36:02 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I have been having trouble sleeping, and I have been playing with my medication (yes, my doctor knows), so I was actually able to get up at 9 AM today, which is the earliest I've been up in weeks. I finished my Managerial Accounting homework in the morning, but I did bad on it (I got a 51% as my fin... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR WEDNESDAY

    8/28/2019 12:26:46 AM, by ANHELIC

    WORRY FREE But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry... Matthew 13:11 On December 28, 1900, The Toronto Daily Mail and Empire ran this headline: "Illness Slight, Worry Killed Him." The story said: "James McIntosh, of 535 Talbot Avenue, Braddock, worried himse... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR TUESDAY

    8/27/2019 12:30:29 AM, by ANHELIC

    ONE MAN'S INFLUENCE So shall I have an answer for him who reproaches me, for I trust in Your word. Psalm 119:42 If you own a Bible in your native language, you can thank William Tyndale, who yielded his life for the principle of translating Scripture. Tyndale was born near the end o... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR MONDAY

    8/26/2019 12:28:01 AM, by ANHELIC

    DAY BY DAY This is the day the lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 According to most statistical research, the current average life expectancy for men in the United States is 76 years, and for women, 81. That translates to around 27,740 days for men and 2... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR MONDAY

    8/26/2019 12:28:00 AM, by ANHELIC

    DAY BY DAY This is the day the lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 According to most statistical research, the current average life expectancy for men in the United States is 76 years, and for women, 81. That translates to around 27,740 days for men and 2... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR SUNDAY

    8/25/2019 12:22:01 AM, by ANHELIC

    DEALING WITH DISASTER When you pass through the water, I will be with you and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. Isaiah 43:2 Reading about the Israelites standing on the shore of ... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR SATURDAY

    8/24/2019 12:27:29 AM, by ANHELIC

    WHO AM I? And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, "The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!" Judges 6:12 God used a poor English cobbler to translate the Scriptures into many Indian dialects. He used an arrogant assistant to the President of the United St... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 8/23/19

    8/23/2019 9:29:28 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I am happy to report that I did better on my Managerial Accounting work than I thought I would. I got an 80% on the quiz, and my average on the classwork (homeworks plus quizzes) has moved from an 86% to an 88%. I am very happy with this, mainly because it gives me some wiggle room for the final exa... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR FRIDAY

    8/23/2019 12:21:22 AM, by ANHELIC

    A TIME TO REFLECT Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this 2 Timothy 2:7 If you visit Mount Rainier, take time to drive three miles past Paradise until you come to the Reflection Lakes. There your enjoyment of Rainier's grandeur will be doubled,... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 8/22/19

    8/22/2019 11:31:52 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I did much of my Managerial Accounting homework today, about half of it in total. It was *very* frustrating. There are videos that accompany the work, but they go too fast and it is often hard to figure out what they are doing. And they often skip over steps and just assume that the students will fi... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY

    8/22/2019 12:33:36 AM, by ANHELIC

    MY BROTHER'S KEEPER Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" Cain said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?" Genesis 4:9 Many of us remember Neil Diamond singing the song "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" back in the eighties, but the saying originated in 19... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 8/21/19

    8/21/2019 10:20:17 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Well, I got some sad news this afternoon. Yet another one of my friends is getting divorced. That's the second couple this year that I friends with that this has happened. For both it was a shock to me because I thought their marriages were strong, but I guess not. It certainly does not encourage me... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR WEDNESDAY

    8/21/2019 12:43:57 AM, by ANHELIC

    THANKS AHEAD OF TIME Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6 We've all said it in one form or another: "Thanks for whatever you can do." We are talking to a banker, an attorney,... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR TUESDAY

    8/20/2019 12:20:52 AM, by ANHELIC

    REWARDS OR REGRETS? God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it;...you have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting...your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians. Daniel 5:25-28 Jesus frequently used images from the agrarian world to illustrate His ... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR TUESDAY

    8/20/2019 12:20:52 AM, by ANHELIC

    REWARDS OR REGRETS? God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it;...you have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting...your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians. Daniel 5:25-28 Jesus frequently used images from the agrarian world to illustrate His ... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 8/19/19

    8/19/2019 11:05:42 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I'm feeling very tired this evening, but I thought I'd write a short blog as I haven't for a couple of days. I had a busy weekend and it looks to be a busy week. On Saturday I did mostly homework. There was a choir concert in Los Angeles I wanted to go to, but I had too much work to go. Also, there'... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR MONDAY

    8/19/2019 12:34:36 AM, by ANHELIC

    A FRAGRANT SCENT Rejoice always. Thessalonians 5:16 Have you heard about the man who smelled good no matter where he was or what he was doing? His skin and clothing and very being seemed to exude a pleasant fragrance. he worked in a perfume factory and breathes its aromas every day.... Read more