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Being brought up in a religious home does not necessarily make one spiritual. Although I had twelve years of Christian schooling (thirteen if you count kindergarten), I did not have a substantial relationship with God. We prayed before every meal; instead of really asking God to bless my food, I inwardly prayed that my Dad …

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Foxhole prayers aren’t so effective. I used to laugh and say that if I asked God for help when I have an ice-cream cone an inch from my mouth, odds are good that I won’t hear Him say that this isn’t a good idea. So, here’s how I do it. When I get up in …

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It may have taken only a little more than a year to lose over 100 lbs, but ridding myself of the excess baggage between my ears is an ongoing process. My self-talk used to go something like this; “you stupid, fat, effing slob”, followed by all kind of self-depreciating lines: You’ll always be an effing, …

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I usually start each day with prayer and meditation, but yesterday I had a fasting blood test at 8, and I brought my breakfast so I could eat it right afterwards, God forbid that this girl misses a meal!     Then we headed for Astoria, Oregon Main Street with its colorful shops and eateries. …

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