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Wipe it CLEAN!

If I could erase one thing from my memory what would it be??? Not what you think, I am sure. There are a handful of memories that are so heinous I wish they could be forgotten. But then again, some of these horrible things shaped me. So I guess I had to have them to turn into the awesome chick I am today. Out of the fire and all that jazz.......more

Review & Giveaway: ActiFry 2in1 from T-fal Canada

Which way do you lean when it comes to food preferences - sweet or salty? Given the choice, my go-to favourites have always been foods that are salty - and usually high in fat - with French fries and potato chips tied for #1 on my list. ...more
jtranho Oh, never thought of that! Nice! Good luck. :)more

Uniting with Christ Through our Senses

How do we perceive the Divine and communicate with God as beings who have both physical and spiritual senses?Some ascetics might try to starve their physical senses to sharpen their inner senses but such a notion seems to me to be contrary to Catholic wisdom and practice. The Catholic Church  repudiates Gnosticism, realizing that believers come to a fuller sense of Christ through the totality of their human person....more

Today's Gratitude List - Linkup No. 41

So... Number One on my gratitude list today is my employer. Why, you ask? Well, I'm always grateful to them for several reasons - giving me a job in the first place, keeping me around even when times were tough, generosity with salary and bonuses, agreeing to allow me to work from home when I moved across the country... the list goes on! ...more

You are MINE and I Am Yours

Personal weakness and  failure crushed my spirit.  After years of striving  for more of His Presence, ego and pride had shattered.  I  was exhausted and defeated.  SUDDENLY,   breaking through the clammer of mundane, mindless duties,  unexpected words pop into my mind, seemingly out of nowhere. "You are Mine" but even more startling " I am yours"....more


Photo from Amazon.comIt's  wonderful for me to find a writer like Anne Lamott....more

A Recommendation: MyFitnessPal

A couple of years ago I stumbled upon one of the most helpful, fun, and totally free fitness resources I've ever found, and I've been using it ever since. Just in case you haven't already discovered it (or something similar) for yourself, I thought I'd share a few details about MyFitnessPal. ...more

WOW= Words of Wisdom in 7 Quick Takes

After discovering over 20,000 pins on one incredibly rich and varied board on Pinterset yesterday, I have spent hours extricating the best images. So it makes sense to present 7 collections of my best finds in 7 quick takes, everything from icons, great art to wonderful words of wisdom.1stunning icons...more

Re-read redux

 I am prompted to blog about rereading old blog posts. I absolutely do it. Furthermore, I fully enjoy it. I have yet to read an old post and ask myself, "what the what"?But of course, that is how I think it should be....more

Photo Friday: From Nature

Just a few weeks ago, in response to the Photo Friday "Green" prompt, I shared a recent picture I'd taken of ivy covering the decrepit Walker Power Plant building. Today's prompt reminded me of another photo I took a couple of years ago. As you'll see, it's the same building - but this time the ruins have been given a beauty treatment "From Nature" in a whole new colour palette! ...more