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  1. Cornelius The Centurion (Acts 10)

    Last Sunday I did something I don't normally do. I went to church. It was a small storefront evangelical church that opened up a few years back, and I had heard that one of my co-workers was going to be preaching there. It turned out he wasn't scheduled to preach that Sunday, but I stayed anyway. They had been studying the Book of Acts in the New Testament and were now up to chapter 10. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, Acts (or Acts of the Apostles) is an idealized history...
  2. Its been awhile

    I haven't realized, I have neglected my account. But, I have been making changes, and got a boyfriend. I totally was blind sided by that, it kind of just happened. Don't know how long it will last if it will, but I am enjoying the ride. My son has been making some positive and a few negative changes. He is starting to stick to routine, but his stubbornness has been hard to deal, but I think it mainly because I got really sick with chronic bronchitis and developed chronic asthma. Been...
  3. School Years--When It All Started Going Wrong

    Third grade marked a turning point in my life. Although I had had some difficulties in school prior to third grade, it was in third grade that my life took a dramatic turn for the worst. Even from infancy there were signs that marked me as being somewhat different. Most babies are bubbly and smiling. Instead, my baby pictures show me as somber and puzzled, like I was trying to make sense of things and didn't know how. When I entered school I had no idea that I was different from other...
  4. Jason?

    jason die 8 years ago, he loves to text me and sam... jason, sage, jack, automa, and some others. i can talk to all that are there... (can some one get me a pic of a dna for pic) and i can read some plls minds... just skype me and i will tell you what ur thinking... (how far... idk)
  5. Religion--Handle With Care

    Back when I was a teenager I got involved with a "home church" Bible study that everyone called "Ralph's Fellowship." I met them when they came to talk to my Catholic high school. It was in the 1970's and the Jesus Movement was sweeping the US, so I suppose that's why they were invited to talk. At first my parents were delighted. I was a lonely awkward teen with no friends and here was a chance for me to get out of the house. It was safe, there would be no drinking, drugs or sex, and...
  6. Rubber Boots, Or Why Does it Matter?

    Some time ago, being horse-obsessed, I rented the movie "Moondance Alexander." For those of you who haven't seen it, it is about a lonely teen who comes in contact with a horse who turns out to be good at jumping. Moondance's mother is a hippie who barely ekes out a living selling artwork. Anyway, Moondance encounters this horse running loose, takes it to its owner, and one thing leads to another. She decides to enter the horse in a jumping show, despite the fact that it is a paint...
  7. Shocked

    A few weeks ago someone in my bike club pulled me aside when we stopped to rest and said he needed to apoligize to me because he said some things about me before he got to know me. He said he wanted to tell me that before I heard about it from someone else. I thought he was going to say about that I am a show-off or I sometimes brag about my abilities at cycling. (Because sometimes I do) I asked him what he said. He mumbled and said it was a remark about "which one of us is the woman" and...
  8. You Ought to Write A Book!

    You ought to write a book! Has anyone ever said that to you? Chances are, if they have, they have no idea of what goes into writing a book. I have had people tell me that many a time. So one day I wrote a book (actually it took 10 years). That was the easy part. Where is that book today? In a cardboard box underneath a stack of rejection letters. When I set out to write my book, I did not know anyone who had written a book and submitted it to publication, let alone get it published...
  9. Outliers, or Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't

    I have been reading a remarkable book by Malcolm Gladwell called "Outliers", which examines why some people succeed and others do not. There's been a lot of garbage written on the subject, mostly along the lines of "I made it, so can you." This book isn't like this. For anyone wanting to know what makes successful people successful, this is the book to read. According to Gladwell, successful people are that way because of factors he calls "outliers", things that make them stand out from...
  10. Secretariat

    Recently I bought the movie "Secretariat". I was a teenager when the big red horse made his stunning triumph in the Triple Crown races back in 1973. At that time I was obsessed with horse racing and horses in general. You might blame it on reading too many "Black Stallion" novels, but eventually I did make it to the racetrack where I worked very briefly as a hotwalker, someone who walks horses to cool them down after they exercise or race. It is the lowest job on the racetrack totem...
  11. New tunes !!!

    I bought 44 new songs for my iPod. I set up an account for iTunes and started buying right away--there have been songs I've wanted to download for ages! I've bought: "Stop To Love" by Luther Vandross "Crush On You" by The Jets "Round And Round" by Selena Gomez "Your Love Is My Drug" by Ke$ha (the ONLY song of hers that I like.) And SO many others! :D
  12. Stuck in my ways

    Okay, I'm 20 and I still like kids stuff. I like cartoons, especially the classic ones on Cartoon Network. And I like to watch the old episodes of Barney, like the ones I watched until I was 9. I mostly watch G and PG-rated movies because I'm most comfortable watching them. And I still read books that are intended for kids up to age 12, books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Judy Blume's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. My mom and Grandma say it's okay and I should do whatever makes me feel...
  13. Things I believe, subject to change.

    This is something I have been sitting on a while. I don't expect it to mean anything to anyone but me. I'm just throwing it out ther into the universe. Things I believe, subject to change. I believe there is a higher power. Be it gods, God, Goddess, Creator, however you personally see it. I use the word God since that is the one I am most used to. God interacts with us humans on a regular basis, but rarely is it on the level of our daily consciousness. I believe God to be more of a...
  14. The Gambler

    Back in the Seventies there was a song by Kenny Rogers called "The Gambler." The chorus went something like this, "You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run . . ." That song used to irritate me every time I heard it. What kind of advice was that? It didn't mean anything at all! For some reason I started thinking about that old song the other day. It's true that the gambler didn't offer any concrete advice to the narrator of the...
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