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My Hero - H.E. Ewing Paris Oct 2008

I was fortunate when I was growing up to be surrounded by strong male figures, my Dad, Granddads and Uncles. In my little girl’s perception of life, they stood as heroic figures of working men. I never wondered what truck drivers or mail men or preachers or soldiers or cowboys or deacons or firemen were like. I saw them every day. I saw them take care of their families, work in their churches and stand up for what was right in their communities.

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More on my illness - Week of 11-21 July

Week of 11-21 July

First, the week of 11-18 July I determined to do something about my weight. It has been 5 years since the cancer and I was feeling strong enough that I could finally face the challenge and discipline of weight loss. I talked about my several options for approaching this with my dear friend and chiropractor, Dawn, and she really encourage me to be under medical supervision for the diet, with my past history. That made sense to me too; I went to see a Dr that she recommended. The diet made sense too, while it was a drastic reduction in calories, the food was all good and followed good nutrition practices. I mainly had to give up empty calories, diet soda, breads, most diary, etc. The diet actually was using the same food groups I need to eat for my blood type. So starting 11 July, I went cold turkey with diet sodas and chocolate from diet. I suffered caffeine and general food withdrawal, but everyday got better. Even though the food withdrawals were strong, I also had to admit that I was never hungry.

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What a bizzare couple of weeks

July 31, 2008

Today, I felt strong enough to sit at the computer for a while.

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Why I am fascinated with white puffy clouds

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I figured out this week why I am so fascinated with puffy white clouds. It has seemed like this summer has been just a long blue sky with beautiful puffy white clouds.

 

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My latest photo contest entries

                                 

                                                                                                      

I entered a photo in the latest Kimbell Art museum photo contest. It is a photo from our last family reunion, with some artist stuff done to it.

 

 

 

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A week in Orlando

Last week I spent 5 days in Orlando on a business trip. I didn't feel like it was very ethical to blog about the trip until I had completed my trip report. I finished and mailed it today.

 

 

 

 

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I can't believe it is almost July

Last week we had a couple of days of beautiful skies with a lot puffy white clouds. One day I was waiting in the drive through at Luby's I saw these clouds which looked to me like a troll who is sitting, smoking...

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Austin's 8th grade graduation

After a hectic weekend, Austin returned to several exams before his 8th graduation on Wednesday, May 21.

 

 

 

 

 

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American Bandstand - My MTV

August 5, 1957"American Bandstand," hosted by Dick Clark, made its network TV debut on ABC.

 

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Only Jesus

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How I reached 1000+ Twitter followers

My Twitter profile

 

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Today is not a history highlight for any of us

 

This isn’t a highlight of history. Lord, forgive us for the things we have done and the positions we have been put in to do them. Let us always believe there is another way. 

 

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Everything, Mary DeMuth's new book, my submission for her trailer


 Mary DeMuth invited her followers to be a part of the trailer for her new book, Everything.  This is my submission. It is hard for me to identified the exact moment Jesus became everything to me, because every time I think I know everything Jesus is, He whispers but there is more. This moment was my first realization after my conversion. What about you? When did you know Jesus was everything?

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Twitter time out

I’m in Twitter time out.

 

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Growing your tribe

I don't know if he intended this, but Seth Godin's post today is a great description of how our Christian faith has grown.

 

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Why you need to read Platform: Getting Noticed In A Noisy World

b2ap3_thumbnail_3D-Platform-Cover-21.JPGBook Title          Platform

Book Author       Michael Hyatt

Publisher            Thomas Nelson

Pub. Year           May 22, 2012

Pages                268

Genre                Non-fiction

My Rating          ♥♥♥♥♥

Ease of Read      easy to read, but a lot of information

ISBN                978-1595555038

I was attracted to this book because...

    I follow Michael's blog and find him trustworthy. Having done a great job of building his own platform, I knew he would have valuable content to share. I pre-ordered the hardcopy book, but I also bought an electronic copy to start reading it as soon as I could. I finished the initial reading before the hard copy book arrived. 

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Finding romance in Colonial Connecticut

   


Book Title   
Colonial Courtships
                Four in one collection
Book Author    Laurie Alice Eakes
                      Carla Olson Gade
                      Lisa Karon Richardson
                      Amber Stockton
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Locked On by Tom Clancy

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Book Title   Locked On

Book Author      Tom Clancy 

Publisher              Putnam

Pub. Year   2011

Pages      853

Genre      Fiction

My Rating   ♥♥♥♥♥

Ease of Read     Easy to read,  but long

ISBN     978-0-299-15741-8

 


I was attracted to this book because...
   Tom Clancy wrote, and it has all of my favorite Clancy characters, Jack Ryan, Sr., Jack Ryan, Jr., John Clarke, and Ding Chavez. 
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Is Jesus your EVERYTHING? a review of Mary DeMuth's Everything

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Book Title  Everything 
 What you give and what you gain to become like Jesus
Book Author      Mary DeMuth
Publisher              Thomas Nelson
Pub. Year  2012
Pages      198
Genre      Non-Fiction Spiritual Formation
My Rating  ♥♥♥♥♥ 
Ease of Read    Very easy, but it will challenge your thinking and spiritual awareness
 
 


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Who are you trusting? a book review of If I Can Do All Things Through Christ... Why Can't I Find My Car Keys?

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Book Title   
If I Can Do All Things Through Christ... Why Can’t I Find My Car Keys?

Book Author       anthology

Publisher              Group

Pub. Year   2012

Pages      144

Genre      Devotional, Christian Life 

My Rating   ♥♥♥  

Ease of Read     Very Easy 

ISBN     978-0-7644-8849-8

 

 

I was attracted to this book because...

   Actually, I ran across it by accident, (a bad link). But the title is not only catches your attention, it is something I have mumbled to myself more than once in my life. 

 

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