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Morning Devotional...


From Chris Saunders


Reading about the Armour in Ephesians Ch. 6 always makes me think of Nahum ch.2 -7.
"The Lord is good....a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who trust in Him.,"

He is good...an unbreakable statement..your stronghold in the day of trouble...promised safekeeping...He knows you.
What more do you need, it's all here for you, if you don't take what God freely offers you, then you only have yourself to blame!

Ephesians 6:10-20 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Whole Armor of God
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [a]wiles of the devil.
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--
19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.


God Bless you and keep you.


JudyB

Have you ever gone to bed singing within your spirit?  I have a lot lately, Last night I was late to bed (actually early this morning) and a hymn I know well was filling my mind till I drifted off to sleep.  I was determined to remember which hymn it was,however daylight and busyness had other ideas.  This hymn is one I sing often as it reminds me of the day Pat sang it for her wedding to Jack. 





Take My Life and Let it Be
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I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 12:1,2


I went for a little visit of five days (to Areley House). There were ten per­sons in the house, some un­con­vert­ed and long prayed for, some con­vert­ed, but not re­joic­ing Christians. He gave me the pra­yer, "Lord, give me all in this house!" And He just did.

Before I left the house every one had got a bless­ing.

The last night of my vis­it af­ter I had re­tired, the gov­ern­ess asked me to go to the two daugh­ters. They were cry­ing.  Then and there both of them trust­ed and re­joiced; it was near­ly mid­night. I was too hap­py to sleep, and passed most of the night in praise and renewal of my own con­se­cra­tion; and these little coup­lets formed them­selves, and chimed in my heart one af­ter ano­ther till they fin­ished with "Ever, On­ly, ALL for Thee!"
Havergal Manuscripts
 
 
Author:  Frances R. Havergal, 1836-1879
Musician:  Henri A.C. Malan, 1787-1864 [/size]




Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee.


Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use every power as Thou shalt choose.


Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee.









Rebot

Greetings JudyB  Thank you for opening this months pages.

Jacqueline

September 03, 2019, 02:07:12 am #3 Last Edit: September 03, 2019, 02:09:46 am by Jacqueline
Judy...
...food for thought, yes i like that, quoting: ...



" if you don't take what God freely offers you, then you only have yourself to blame!"


...yes so true, one does not realise what we have turned down, missed out on, until our day is over, then it is too late...And how many other chances will our God give us?...
" even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise "

~ Victor Hugo

Rebot

September 03, 2019, 07:36:13 pm #4 Last Edit: September 03, 2019, 07:40:05 pm by Rebot
Greetings Everyone  It turned out a wet day on the Island, but dry now at Wednesday, 12.40am.  Splendid seeing your post Jackie.

Rebot

Greetings Everyone  Not sure why my font has gone sooo much smaller. 

Rebot

Greetings Everyone  Instead of mentioning the weather where we live, we both were saddened to read of the loss of life and hurricane damage in the Bahamas.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones and those without a home to go to.

Rebot

Greetings Everyone  Only a short post, as going to a meeting tonight and lots to resarch and print out.  Ell

JudyB

Good Morning folks!  A beautiful day here in NEastern Ontario. Sun is shining, and cooler than tis summer.  I have lawns to mow, and gardens to clean out of some weeds.  We had our first frost last night, and our house is cool so it is sweater time.  John hasn't been able to ather wood this year, he would up being too busy with hay then helping a friend by driving a water truck on a construction site.

God is good, he is meeting our needs, and keeping us healthy. 

I better get going at the grass!


Carol

Judy:  I love your last sentence/  God is good and all our needs are met. 

It is still over the top HOT here but I think of the powerful hurricane pounding away at homes and families and give thanks for we have what we need too.  Wishing Don and I could help clean up the storm mess - we did work on a house in Texas after a hurricane damaged it and the money towards repair was given by Lutheran charity   Now we cannot help in that way and it is so frustrating.  I can and should at least work on quilts for donations. 

I need a haircut today. - a group of geese just flew over the house.  Judy , I think they are from Canada - it sounds like they are Canadian.... :coffee: I tried to sew 8 pocket tissue holders for purses - for the craft sale.   :-\    Somehow, I managed to sew all 8 holders wrong. 


Rebot

Greetings Everyone  It is splendid to go to a meeting and be able to try and do something to benefit others.  Then home to hubby and have a lovely cup of tea.

Rebot

Greetings Everyone It seems very quiet on the site these past few days.  About to catch up on home accounts, I do like Spreadsheets!   

Marilyn

Good morning everyone. Rebot. I am here and have checked in daily although not posting. Not much new here. Friday night dinner at the Mexican place in the mall. Keith will be going to a high school football game with his friend, that will give me a couple of hours to myself this evening.
 
It sure is quiet in here without Larry's daily posting and Janet away on her trip to Massachusetts. At least I think that is where she went.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Rebot

Greetings Marilyn  Did you have a splendid meal this evening and did Keith enjoy his football game.  A meal at home for us and watching the News.

Carol

Yesterday was quite a day.  Our daughter came to visit and she drove us to the VA.  She can work from anywhere with her laptop.  It was a blessing to have her help.  Don had three appointments at the massive VA building and he was quite exhausted.  We drove back and had to stop just for Laura to take a half-hour meeting on her cell phone - so we sat in a burger place while she had that call.  She left just before the Gulley Washer (huge storm) came through.  A lake formed in the ravine and we watched water come within a couple of yards close to our basement.  Thankfully, all stopped suddenly as many reports of cars floating in deep water, etc. 

Rebot:  What is your meeting - you mentioned going to a meeting and helping others. 

Marilyn:  Janet may have gone to Boston - but did mention Maine.  It is easier to spell.

Rebot

Greetings Carol  Splendid that your Daughter came to visit you.  I went to visit family in the West of the Island,

The meeting I attended, dare I say it here.  Was a political meeting, as I have joined a party.

Rebot

September 09, 2019, 02:03:32 pm #16 Last Edit: September 09, 2019, 02:06:26 pm by Rebot
A wet day on the Island today, thought dry now.  Not been out anywhere, catching up on the washing and the hoovering!  

Carol

We woke early to very heavy fog and that disappeared within an hour.  Tomorrow will be an entire day for Don at the Veteran's building.  We want him pain-free after this procedure.

Rebot:  Do most of your relatives live close?  I have several cousins who live in the same small town and they visit with each other a lot.  It would have been nice to grow up with them and stay that close but my parents moved far away.  Meanwhile, we do have wonderful visits when we can.




Marilyn

It's been raining here  off and on today sometimes heavy, Not much new here.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Rebot

Greetings Carol  Most of my family live in in the South of England, the South East of England and the South West of England.  Most of  hubby's family live on the Isle of Man as he is a Manxman from the Isle of Man.
 
If you want any more information, I will answer all questions. ]

Carol

Rebot:  We have stayed in southern England - one wonderful week in Morton On Marsh.  They had a flood in the area just a few weeks before we arrived.  We took the wonderful train and bus every day and also had hot daily breakfasts early each morning.  Canterbury is another favorite place - we were invited to Evensong at Saint Mildred.  Don had an office in Brighton and went there a lot and I was able to visit that area once.  We really liked our stays in England and people were very nice and friendly.  Great memories.


Don has an afternoon medical treatment at the Veteran's Hospital - this time I have to drive.  Tomorrow is one more long day for a 2nd. procedure for him as well.  We bring our eBooks.

We download eBooks free through the library and now there are talks about "charging for the library books over the internet".  Whoa - don't our taxes support the library enough? 



Rebot

Greetings Carol Moreton on the Marsh is a splendid place to live and visit. And in a place I love to visit, The Cotswold's.  And I like Canterbury.   Call me Ellie or Ell.

Janet

I'm back!!  We got home on Tuesday night around 8, but our internet was down until grandson Curtis came by this afternoon and got it going again for us.  Love those grandkids!

The trip to Maine was way tooo loong!!  For a bus trip--4 days up there, 4 days there,and 4 days home.  Would have been so much better if we could have flown up and met the group there.  We did enjoy most of it, saw lots of our beautiful America, and met a lot of nice people.  There were two buses full of the group, many we had not met before.  People from up in Iowa, down to San Antonio, Texas, Colorado to Oklahoma and other places, too.

I wish we could have been in that region when the leaves had turned, I know it's spectacular then.  We didn't get into Vermont or Rhode Island, so need to go that way and catch those states, then see North and South Carolina, too.

I loved seeing the lighthouses, and some of us took a Harbor Cruise out of Portland, and saw some of the lighthouses up fairly close. I hope some of my photos are clear enough to paint from!

It sounds like all here are still dealing with the same problems.
And I pray all the physical problems clear up fast, so we can all enjoy our days more, and not spend so much time going to doctors!

They got our roofs all done before we got home--nice!!

Darrel made a pot of soup from the vegetables we had in the refrigerator, and now we surely need to make a trip to the store! Having eaten too much and too often on the trip, I have some extra pounds I want to shed!

I'm supposed to go to a little meeting at the library shortly. Good to be back in touch, and I'll "see" you tomorrow!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Rebot

  Greetings Janet  Splendid to see you back and after a lovely holiday.

JudyB

I haven't been around for a bit, I have been trying to get things done to prepare for John to have knee replacement surgery.  That was on Tuesday.  Tonight I have to move a single bed downstairs to the living room so he doesn't have to climb the stairs.  I am about to do that now, and I am concerned that my strength will hold up till its done.
Please pray for us as we continue this journey. His pain level is high and this is a man that has a high pain tolerance. 
Thank you everyone.


Rebot

Greetings JudyB  We are thinking of you and John, am I right in thinking the knee surgery was on Tuesday.  Having the bed downstairs is splendid.  Is John on pain relief to lessen the pain he has. 

Janet

Judy, has John already had his knee replacement surgery?  I wasn't clear on that when reading your post.  You should have called someone to help you move the bed--that's too heavy for you to move down a flight of stairs by yourself!  Yes, I know....there wasn't anyone around, and it needed to be done. We women manage to do things that we shouldn't, and sometimes pay the price in injuries or pain.  I hope you didn't hurt yourself!

This has been a rather strange day for me, seems almost surreal! Not sure why, exactly.

Carol, Marilyn, Jane, Jackie and all others----come back, come back!
We need you and we miss you!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Carol

I am here Janet.Just had an interruption on the computer -a cleaning upload was demanding to stop typing and I am supposed to obey right now so the computer can be in charge.  This world is stranger every day.

Judy:  Prayer for John to heal any pain be eased. Prayer for you!

Ellie:  Greetings! 

Our weather just cooled,finally.  Giving than

We plan on going to church service tonight.  It is easier for Don to understand the message and it is the same service and songs they have on Sunday mornings. Always communion as well. 

Janet

I thought my Iphone problems were solved--but when I called my
sister this morning, I got cut off, and same message "Your call cannot be completed, please hang up and dial...arghhh!!  So frustrating!!

I went out to Farmers' Market and bought tomatoes and green beans this morning.  The wind is blowing like crazy, and I'm sure you all know how I feel about that!

I wish everyone a pleasant and God-filled day!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Marilyn

Janet I am  here and have been here daily to read, just didn't have nuttin' to say.

I have been crocheting on an Afghan that I am making for Gilbert for Christmas. I want him to have a special gift to  always remember me by every day. I think I wll be making two more over next year for Forest and Savannah.

Keith remains the same or maybe not the same, he is having  a lot of confusion as to where things are located in the house, like which way are the bathrooms. Last evening he had trouble  unlocking the front door so he could go out to get one of the cats before we went to bed. after about 10 minutes he finally got it unlocked. All he had to do was twist the  little  lever in the middle of the door knob.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Rebot

Greetings Everyone  A splendid day out visiting family.

JudyB

John is home. Yes he had knee replacement surgery. So glad it is over. The pain is bearable as long as he stays on the pain killers.  He hates taking them, however he does about 45 minutes before doing his exercises.

Heather has been here helping me.  She is such a blessing.

Our little guy Rambo is being a nuisance (my words) he wants to be on top of his dad, and that would not be a good idea!  Oh well soon little guy soon.

I am fine Janet, Didn't hurt myself.  The heavy part was the bed spring.. I let it slide down the stairs and that made it easier.  It is better for John to not have to climb the stairs at this point.  Soon!

Heading to bed folks.  Love to you all God is good all the time!

Here is something you may find enlightening, Heather wrote it for a Facebook post.


On the heels of suicide awareness day, I posted this in a grief group set up for survivors of suicide. I felt led to share it publicly.

Suicide is not the easy way out, like most people think ... it is viewed as the end of the pain that is felt by those who take this journey. It's easy to say that it isn't the answer, but for the person who attempts it, whether successful or not, it certainly feels like it is.

Most who are serious don't talk about it, but there is the exception to this "rule". Even if someone is talking about it, it should be taken as a serious call for help. In most cases, if someone is talking about wanting to die, finding out if they have a plan is critical. If someone is talking about dying, AND they have a plan, try to get them professional help and brace yourself for them to take that final step.

There are a few recorded cases of depression and suicidal thoughts in the Bible. I believe these have been recorded for a couple of reasons. First to help those who struggle with depression and suicidal ideation. Second to help those who love those who struggle, and sometimes complete that struggle by taking their own lives. Saul took his own life in 1 Chronicles 10. Elijah suffered with severe depression and asked God to take him from this life in 1 Kings 19. Even Jesus was depressed, He didn't want to die, and asked God to spare His life on the cross, in the Garden of Gethsemane.

We need to open up the discussion tables and make mental illness less of a taboo subject, so those who struggle don't feel so alone.

I have come to this place, being someone who has attempted to take my own life (23 years ago and only by the grace of God, with the help of a dear friend, was unsuccessful), and as the mom of a beautiful young lady who did take her own life. On both occasions, my life was forever changed. If you are trusted enough to be told that a person is feeling like life would be better if it was over, don't tell them that it isn't the answer. They won't hear you. Get them talking about why they feel the way they do. Validate their feelings. Ask them if they would hold on just for a day, and them for another ... try to find solutions, with their help, to the reasons they feel the way they do. And remember they aren't looking at suicide as an easy way out ... they are just in so much pain they can't see past it, and it feels like dying is the only answer to rid themselves of the pain they are in.

Before June 30, 2018, I would have never dreamed that I would be living the life I am now ... a life without my beloved youngest daughter. But this is my new normal. I pray daily for those who suffer in silence.

Send me a private message if you ever just need to talk to someone. I can't promise I'll answer immediately (I work full time in the evenings), but I will answer you. Let's work together to lift the stigma!


Rebot

September 15, 2019, 02:53:40 pm #32 Last Edit: September 15, 2019, 02:56:45 pm by Rebot
Hi Judy B  Glad to hear John is home from his surgery, make sure he takes his recuperation from surgery, at a pace that is right for him.  And though we don't like taking pain relief, it helps if only for a limited time.

Splendid to see you mentioned Suicide Awareness day, as a week yesterday, I attended a political meeting, which I mentioned on this site.  Though, it was not really political but a meeting regarding Mental Health issues, which is a subject that does not see enough resources being spent on those who need help with mental health problems.

Also, there is still a stigma with mental health issues, as people tend to not talk about the subject.  And those who have mental health problems, suffer in silence about their problems, when they only want a listening ear.  Ell

Carol

Judy: I applaud you for your openness in telling the story of Heather.  Your openness and testimony of true faith will be used for someone who needs to read/hear your message.   

Rebot

Greetings Everyone I saw this quote earlier,splendid words.

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of people. That is what love looks like.

Saint Augustine

Marilyn

Lovely quote Ellie. I have prayed that way for years.
"Lord  thank you for eyes that see, feet and legs to take me where you want me to go., Hands and arms to reach out and be Your hands extended A moth to speak your Words Ears to hear."

Well it is similar to the quote.
"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel" Prov. 12:10
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Rebot

Greetings Marilyn   I did so enjoy reading 'Lord  thank you for eyes that see, feet and legs to take me where you want me to go., Hands and arms to reach out and be Your hands extended A moth to speak your Words Ears to hear.'

I try to help hubby as much as I can.  But, he does not ask me why do I have recurrent pain issues.  And ever since I have known hubby, he tells me in life it is not what he cannot do, but what he can do.

JudyB

John is doing much better today. We went out to pick up some forms for him and he had a bit of time outside walking around.  This has been encouraged (walking) by the physio department.

I am really feeling tired.  Can't seem to get rested. I sleep well, just not feeling rested. prayer is coveted.


Rebot

September 18, 2019, 07:39:18 pm #38 Last Edit: September 18, 2019, 07:42:21 pm by Rebot
Greetings JubyB  We are glad to read John is improving.  And the walking is what I recommended, when I was working.  Sending our thoughts that you sleep well tonight.

Janet

Hello, Friends,
I was in and read the few messages on Monday, but just couldn't think of anything to say.  Yes, I know--very uncharacteristic for me!  ;)
But here I am again.

Glad to hear that John is up, doing some walking and on the road to recovery. Marilyn, Hope Keith is better, along with you and Freckles, too.

Carol, how are you and Don?  I had been feeling better (more energetic) but I think being up too late last night at the Home Products Dinner left me really tired today.  I did go paint with my friends and enjoyed the day in spite of being tired, though.  :)

We plan to go to Salina to our youngest daughter's on Friday and help her do some home repairs she's intimidated to tear into, not knowing what she will find.  She has learned to do many repairs/installations by herself, but this was troubling her, so we're glad to help.

I'm reading a fascinating book called Heaven is SO Real by Choo Thomas.  It has sold over a million copies, and I'm surprised I hadn't heard of it before last week, when a friend who had bought a copy for the church library told me about it.  It's....WOW!

I'm going to shower and go to bed and read a bit longer.  I have a really busy day tomorrow and then an acrylic pouring class tomorrow night, then leaving for Salina on Friday morning.  Whew!

May God bless us, every one!!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Rebot

Greetings Everyone  A splendid weather day here, sunny since this morning and 66F, lovely!

Carol

Good day everyone!  Don is still sleeping after being awake most of the night. Our granddaughter came for a surprise overnight and her drive to her new job is a lot closer from our home.  She has a job where she can put in the 8 hours at any time - what a nice concept it would have been to be so flexible. 

Five friends each gave me their favorite bible studies for my birthday and it is time to choose which one to start.  They asked me what I wanted and I told them just lend me any studies you have used.

Judy:  How are you and John coping? 

Janet: I hope you are having some cooler mornings as well.  It is so refreshing. 

Janet

Carol, yes, our mornings are refreshingly cool--so nice!

Hello, Ellie!

I'm about to leave for another appointment.  Later, Peeps!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

JudyB


We are coping carefully.  Physio starts on Tuesday and I have a test on Tuesday.  I am so thankful for our neighbour Lloyd.  He is taking John to his physio both days next week.  A friend from church will bring him home.  That takes a load off my mind. 

God knows our needs, and he has met them.  No complaints here! God is good, all the time!

Have a good Lords Day folks!


Janet

We are home again!  We helped our daughter; and her son came over and was a huge help, as well.  We needed his youth and strength.  And it was great to see him, we hadn't seen him since Beth's funeral.

It's always good to be back home!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Marilyn

Good morning everyone. Not much is new here, foot still very painful. I go back to the podiatrist tomorrow morning totalk about doing the surgery to get rid of the heel spur. Your prayers are  coveted.
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Carol

Greetings everyone!  Sorry to be away - I read all of your notes.

Here, we have had some shocking news and trying to recover and understand.  Slowly,we are coping. Our great friends and family are all praying and truly, I can say it is helping.

Staying busy helps, I am sewing some sturdy covers for two headrests that attach to chairs. Also bought fabric to finish off a quilt I started with all the 2 1/2 inch squares cut from leftover fabric over years.  It looks old-fashioned. 

Giving thanks for faithful neighbor and friends.

Judy: Prayer for successful treatment for John and for your physio. 

Janet:  Having family visits are super great! 

Our granddaughter is coming for another overnight visit tonight.  We love it that she works closer to our house. Chicken soup is in the crock pot and there is a Caesar salad in the fridge.

Janet

Carol, thoughts of concern and also prayers about your unnamed situation.  Staying busy is often the best thing in times like those.

I went and painted with my friends today, and I think every one of them showed up.  Nice!

Tonight is dinner at church.

Hello to everyone!
My book Rising Above available at JanetDamon.com

Marilyn

Surgery on my left foot is scheduled for Nov. 1. I still have to go to the lad for a blood draw and to ,y regular physician for an appointment, then back to the podiatrist for the pre op on Oct. 22. So the ball is rolling now. aI will be in a boot for approximately 1 month then a 6 week checkup. After the first of the year I will make the appointment for the right foot. *I could have had done sooner if I was willng to travel out of town to one of the other pacs  m,y Dr operates. I chose to stay local.
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Carol

Marilyn:Good wishes on your up and coming foot surgery. 

Remind me to never do any sewing when stressed - I thought it would be comforting and made a mess.

I called an older 2nd. cousin in Minnesota - we try to stay in touch with all the cousins & relatives.  He was wounded in Korea and has had numerous knee surgeries now they finally talk replacement.  Such a dear couple to have known for years.It is truly good therapy to "catch up" with friends and relatives.

Janet - thank you. You mentioned POURING ACRYLIC - that sounds nerve-wracking to me.  Are you making bowls?  Don't breathe that air? 

We had our annual flu shot today - so, far no flu for either of us and the family for many years - we all go in the fall.   

Janet

Marilyn, do you have a heel spur in the other foot, too?  Not sure I understand what you will be having done, but prayers for the best possible outcome!

Carol, acrylic paint isn't at all toxic!  It's water-based and the pouring is such fun, not at all nerve-wracking, as there is no way you have control over the final outcome, anyway.  At least in the beginning, maybe after I learn more, I may be able to have some control, but basically, each piece is a surprise!  Not making bowls or anything like that, just pouring colors onto canvas and tilting around to get different effects!

For many years, we refused flu shots, but did take them last year,and had no bad effects from them, so may take again this year.
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Marilyn

Yes Janet I have heel spurs in both feet. The surgery is to remove the spur in my left foot, not sure how they do that I will get an explanation when I go back the  22nd.
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