Cover New Land

I sit and watch people from near and afar. I listen to the stories of their lives and the things they have seen and heard. There are some people who are born in one city, raised in that same city, and never venture away from that city. I honestly think it is sad. How could you be given a whole world to explore and not take advantage of it? ...more

Help! I Cant See My Vision- Pt II

Now that you have listed the things that you love to do and are passionate about, lets list the things that we are naturally gifted at. Each of us have some things that we are naturally gifted or talented at doing, no matter how trivial you may think they are. These are our God-given talents that we were born with. You should know what you are naturally good at doing, without any struggles. Below is my list of natural gifts, my God-given gifts and talents:1. Analytical thinker. I’m a natural at analyzing, breaking things down and getting to the root meaning....more

Help! I Cant See My Vision- Pt I

If you're having a hard time seeing your vision, how can you write what you don’t see? Ok, let’s see if I can help you with this. Lets go back a minute to that thing called passion. Each of us has something that we are passionate about, that we really love to do. Your passion or what you love to do is specifically for you and is neither right nor wrong. You have those passions for a reason. That is why we are all so different and have different desires and needs. So, sit back for a moment and think about all of the things that you really love to do....more

Writing the Vision

Now that you have a vision for your life, the one that you imagined, and not the one that you currently see, we can go to the next step of WRITING the visual. It’s not enough to just have a mental image of what you want for your life, but you need to have something in writing so that you can see it. You cant build what you cannot see. That is why successful people are always writing and taking notes. They usually carry some sort of note pad, or in the age of technology, some sort of IT device, so that they can note when they get sudden revelations, thoughts or ideas....more

Do You Have a Vision

Habakkuk 2 (King James Version)2: And the LORD answered me, and said, “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” 3: For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.Do you have a vision for your life? Have you VISUALIZED what you will accomplish, what you will do for yourself, and what you will do each day to advance your life?...more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

Picket Fence

You know those picket fence headboards?  Pottery Barn and others sell them for kids’ rooms.  I want one for my bed.  Queen size.  Painted white.  I said this to a friend a few days ago, while we were at breakfast.  He’s 86 and recovering from his second eye surgery.  He’s not adjusting well to the fact that parts of his body have to be mended, repaired, medicated.  He’s used to running up and down his own hill, carrying his own heavy equipment. Now he’s depressed.  A couple of us call every day to see how he feels or to ask him to go out for a while. ...more

You said it exactly.  I admire the way your father in law chooses to handle the whole ...more

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month.  To help shed light on the subject, throughout the entire month of February, The Aging Suite will be discussing low vision topics.  We’ll also feature low vision devices in our Technology in The Suite....more

Vision Loss

 I have never been able to see perfectly my whole life. I started wearing classes at age 5 and was never corrected to 20/20 vision in my left eye. The doctor never knew why. WHen I was in school i  sat in the front  and i was able to see the borad, all that chaged in the 8th grade. I literaly could not see the board anymore. My vision literaly changed over night. I want to my eye doctor and they did a visual test where you have to click the button everytime you see a dot. I did not get a lot of the dots in the center So they retested me and the same thing happend....more

Elizabeth and her style

Here we go again.  Friday night I decided that I wanted to do something nice for Dogger. I decided that I was going to get her a new and improved E-Collar because I know she hates wearing hers and I thought it would be easy to go and fine a clear one that she could see through. The E-Collar that the vet supplies is opaque white plastic and pretty much like a huge horse blinder and I also think it effects her sense of hearing as well so while she's wearing it she's effectively Helen Keller Dog. ...more