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  • Veteran's Day 2019

    11/11/2019 10:22:56 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    A Happy Veterans/Remembrance Day to all our soldiers out there! I have many friends who are/were in the military it seems. Both my parents are veterans. My mom joined the Air Force in the 1960s after she graduated from nursing college as it was a good stable job. As a woman she was not deployed anyw... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 11/10/19

    11/10/2019 10:15:27 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Some good things happened today. First, Presbytera Leeann, our junior priest's wife (that's what "presbytera" means in Greek), gave birth to baby #9 in the morning. We all found out at the end of liturgy. It's a boy, and we think his name will be either Jeremiah or Daniel as his two brothers are Eze... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 11/6/19

    11/6/2019 11:01:43 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I am in San Diego for a women's leadership conference, and I'm having a great time. I came down yesterday so I could get settled in my AirBnB. It's very, well, cozy. Tiny more like! But it's perfect for one person. I can't imagine having more than two people in it as I find myself tripping over myse... Read more


    11/4/2019 6:00:34 PM, by ANHELIC

    I am sorry to tell you, I will be off for a while again due to my glaucoma and my Optometrist recommended that I take some time to rest my eyes and no eye strain. You all know this happened a while ago and I am hoping that by some rest and no eye strain I will be back real soon. Thank you Spark F... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 11/3/19

    11/4/2019 12:47:31 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I had a very busy weekend. I had to cook last night for coffee hour after church today. Then I had to serve after church. In between yesterday I worked on Angel Tree stuff and did homework. Tomorrow I have more homework to do, including a midterm, I need to go to Kohl's to buy some dressy clothes fo... Read more


    11/1/2019 12:02:04 AM, by ANHELIC

    IN THE NAME OF JESUS Then Peter said, "Solver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up an walk." Acts 3:6 Some people are employed to speak for another person or institution--the White House press secretary does that every d... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/30/19

    10/31/2019 12:46:18 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I got so much homework done today, I decided I had time to write a blog! I did most of the work for my Intro. to Excel class. I have one assignment and the quiz to do tomorrow. For Bookkeeping, I have one quiz to do tomorrow, and then three questions and a discussion board. I think that is all I wil... Read more


    10/30/2019 11:51:09 PM, by ANHELIC

    MORE JESUS, LESS RELIGION According to the strictest sect of our religion I lived (as) a Pharisee Acts 26:5. Stephen Arterburn and Jack Felton wrote a book with an interesting title More Jesus, Less Religion. Their point. "It was Karl Marx who said. "Religion is the opiate of the peop... Read more


    10/30/2019 11:51:09 PM, by ANHELIC

    MORE JESUS, LESS RELIGION According to the strictest sect of our religion I lived (as) a Pharisee Acts 26:5. Stephen Arterburn and Jack Felton wrote a book with an interesting title More Jesus, Less Religion. Their point. "It was Karl Marx who said. "Religion is the opiate of the peop... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/29/19

    10/29/2019 11:35:47 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Just a quick post tonight. I spent the day doing homework and got a decent amount done. My friend B. came over to make cookies for a potluck at her work this week. She doesn't have a place to really cook where she lives, so I was happy for her to use my kitchen. It forced me to clean it before she c... Read more


    10/29/2019 10:52:30 PM, by ANHELIC

    FREE FALL But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26 Would you ever bungee jump? What would it take for you to trust the bungee cord and harness enough to fall from a ledge, believing it would hold you? F... Read more


    10/29/2019 12:00:44 AM, by ANHELIC

    GOD'S PERSON IN GOD'S PLACE \just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. Mathew 20:28 Christian business leader, Fred Smith, Sr., once met evangelist Torrey Johnson when Smith was a young man beginning Youth for Christ. Smith... Read more


    10/28/2019 12:39:07 AM, by ANHELIC

    ABUNDANT BLESSINGS I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10;10 it easier to lament the things we don't have rather than praise God for the things we do have?The latter is the important list, and it's so long that there's not enough paper in th... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/27/19

    10/27/2019 6:11:07 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Well, I have some time this afternoon, so I thought I'd blog. I slept really good all last week, until last night. I slept two hours (3-5 AM) and then I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. I got up and Sparked for a while, then went back to bed at 7 AM. I fell asleep right as my alarm went off a... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/26/19

    10/27/2019 2:38:50 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Just a quick check in tonight as I haven't had time all week. I've gotten lots of homework done this week and I am actually ahead in two out of four classes. I was supposed to go to the local monastery tomorrow for the monthly talk and gathering, but the event was cancelled due to possible rain and ... Read more


    10/26/2019 10:56:13 PM, by ANHELIC

    THE MASTER'S JOB Now may the God of peace---make you complete in every good work to do His will. Hebrews 13{20-21 The big idea of stewardship in Scripture is built on a fundamental premise; It was the responsibility of the master to furnish his steward with everything he needed for his ... Read more


    10/26/2019 12:11:57 AM, by ANHELIC

    BETTER Better is a little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure with trouble. Proverbs 15;16 William Wilberforce was a titan--a Christian statesman in England whose lifelong efforts led to the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire. But late in his life, Wilberforce... Read more


    10/23/2019 11:45:29 PM, by ANHELIC

    FOLLOW HIS VOICE My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 20:27 Before the days of video chat services, the telephone was the link between far-flung loved ones--and still mostly is. All anxious parent calls a child at college,, "I just needed to hear your voice.... Read more


    10/23/2019 1:35:49 AM, by ANHELIC

    SUSTAINING JOY Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength Nehemiah 8:10 The apostle Paul is the classic example of discovering and experiencing joy in difficult circumstances. "Joy". and "rejoicing" are mentioned twelve times in his short letter to the Philippians--writt... Read more


    10/22/2019 12:25:50 AM, by ANHELIC

    THE POWER OF EXAMPLE Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let ut run with endurance the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1 A 1999 novel became a 2000 film; Pay it Fo... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/21/19

    10/21/2019 10:15:42 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I will probably be on Spark People less starting this week through Dec. I started a bookkeeping and an Excel class today, making me a full time student. It's hard to say how much work there is for Excel as a lot of the information isn't posted online yet, but the bookkeeping class requires 3 hour... Read more


    10/20/2019 10:48:21 PM, by ANHELIC

    THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised incorruptible and we shall all be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:52 In a scholarly journal, a study reported the "eye blink" time of non drowsy drivers... Read more


    10/20/2019 12:38:00 AM, by ANHELIC

    OVERCOMERS Little children it is the last hour;and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichirists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour....But you have an anointing from the Holy One. 1 John 2:18-20 One day the world will welcome history's most... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/19/19

    10/19/2019 9:38:55 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Today has been a long day, and it's not over yet! I woke up at 6 am to feed the cats and never fell back asleep, which is rare for me. I think I was thinking about that term paper and how much I wanted to get it done, so I got up just after 7. After breakfast and whatnot, I started the paper and got... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/18/19

    10/19/2019 12:24:27 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I am finally getting caught up my homework for the week. I have a final term paper due for Import/Export this weekend (class ends Sunday). I worked on it all day. It is supposed to be at least 20 pages long. I have 21.5 pages written. I don't have much left to do, just rewriting one section that doe... Read more


    10/18/2019 11:47:01 PM, by ANHELIC

    AN EYE FOR AN EYE You have heard that is was said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." Matthew 2:38 When a woman in Ohio pepper sprayed a relative, a judge gave the assailant a chance of two options, be pepper sprayed herself by her victim ("an eye for an eye"0 or spend 30 days ... Read more


    10/17/2019 11:51:07 PM, by ANHELIC

    PRAYER WARRIORS If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire and it shall be done for you. John 15:7 Pearl Goode, 65, a nurse in Pasadena, saw a newspaper clipping about an evangelistic meeting in downtown Los Angeles in 1949. She drove to the site and beg... Read more


    10/17/2019 12:34:51 AM, by ANHELIC

    IRREVOCABLE CONVICTION I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live. Deuteronomy 30:19 When someone is convicted of a crime and sent to prison, he bec... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/15/19

    10/15/2019 10:55:14 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I have been way too tired to blog the last couple of days. I fell into a deep sleep upon going to bed both last night and the night before. I'm hoping that my sleep schedule is getting better. I think I am sleeping better overall. I did a sleep study last night. It's the kind that you bring it ... Read more


    10/15/2019 9:55:36 PM, by ANHELIC

    THE SEEKER I (Jesus) will deliver you (Paul) from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you. Acts 26:17 Much theological ink has been used through the ages in an attempt to answer this question: Does man seek God or does God seek man? If Romans 3:11b was... Read more


    10/15/2019 12:09:56 AM, by ANHELIC

    HEAVEN AND EARTH But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to the innumerable company of Angels. Hebrews 12:22 In his 1933 novel Lost horizon, British author James Hilton introduced the world to "Shangri-La," a kind of heaven on earth i... Read more