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Linda Garren

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  1. https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2017/11/13/parkinsons-possible-link-to-air-pollution-is-focus-of-pentagon-4-37-million-grant/?utm_source=PAR+E-mail+List&utm_campaign=80aefd9f56-RSS_WEEKLY_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_MONDAY_US&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_62dd4fb5e3-80aefd9f56-71888821
  2. Good morning!!

    Hi, jb, everyone. I'm still checking in now and then but am having to pull back on posting for a few more weeks until I can catch up on some things that are timely and that take me forever to do now. Thanks for not forgetting me. Miss everyone.
  3. Getting to thankfulness

    Bill: Excellent, excellent post. Quote of the Day: “God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.” – Augustine I'm so glad for you that you can see the good among the really difficult things. I've admired that in your posts. Others here have also voiced the same as to their being so thankful for the things that are positives in their lives. I think that takes a lot of work for some people, but if they don't give up, and if they continue to deal with their anger and feelings over not having the control of their lives that they once had, they can get to acceptance. That's a huge mountain to climb for some, and for others I've seen beautiful acceptance and the peace that comes with it much sooner. And that's not to say life is easy for them now, but just that they have managed to get to the most healthy emotional place sooner. For me personally, my faith is what brings me to acceptance (sometimes sooner; sometimes later). I do have memories in my earlier years of being very angry about a non-PD-related thing, to the point of throwing things against the wall and crying out to God saying, "Why? Why?" For several years that went on. As I began to see the positives of what the Lord had in store for me instead, I've been very grateful and have grown miles in my thinking from where I was then. And from that experience, acceptance comes much sooner to me now. And right there is another positive--gaining wisdom and strength and insight as we get older from what our prior experiences taught us and how they worked for good in forming who we are.
  4. Bible Verses....

    Nick Note: “And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. (Ecc. 4:12)” Alabama police dog does push-ups alongside officers on social media:
  5. Good morning!!

    jb, Thanks for letting us know how you are doing. Am sorry to hear of things becoming even harder, and off times happening more often. Same thing I'm going though. No energy and cognitively I'm getting more and more challenged. I've pulled back from posting and being online as much as I was and have also decided not to keep up with the political news except maybe twice a week. Too upsetting in almost every way to watch. Lies and scandals from every direction, with such a scandal-ridden president "leading" our country and a Congress that is so ineffective from being loyal to their supporters rather than the country. Now isn't this just the most cheerful post?!!?? Not. So let's see... Tomorrow is another day, as Scarlet once said. And a joyful one, being a day to give thanks to the Lord for all of the good things our country still holds. A time of being around the table of abundance with family and friends (with no smart phones allowed) talking and laughing together.
  6. Good morning!!

    Dianne, I know from your having shared with us previously that your family dynamics are very difficult. I'll be praying for you and your family and your dad.

    Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. –John 15:13 We give thanks for our veterans today who’ve given so much! Thank you for your service! --Warren and Virginia Olson, Senior Living Ministries--
  8. Handwriting changes

    Thanks for the information, Bill.
  9. Handwriting changes

    Hi, Bill. That is interesting to hear that Sinemet can cause cognitive problems. I thought it would help them. Yikes.
  10. Good morning!!

    Hi, our dear jb. We've missed you. Hope you are holding up okay. Please don't forget that we're here for each other and that means in good times as well as nor-so-good times. If this is one of those not-so-good times, we're available with open ears and caring hearts.
  11. Just Interesting Things about This and That

    This is such a fun, fun video to watch. Hey Ginger/LAD/Muffet--You and your DH, Fred, are in it. (Did you two time travel?)
  12. https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/youll-never-believe-which-president-ted-cruz-is-related-to/
  13. Acupuncture and Parkinson's

    Acupuncture may have been discussed here previously, but since I'm not sure, I'll just share the current findings that I just read. Has anyone tried this, and if so, would you share your results and thoughts on it? Thanks. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5279085/
  14. My reaction to coffee now is that it puts me to sleep. And it has to be extremely strong for me to be able to taste it at all. Orange juice has become very bland; cannot sense the acid in it, yet Buffalo chicken wings set my mouth on fire. Brussels sprouts no longer taste awful. I can't taste the savoriness in seasoned meat loaf. Are any others experiencing things like this?
  15. Summer adventure season starting

    Peace, I always enjoy reading your contributions. They are so well written, and always kind. You've uplifted me at a crucial time or two when I really needed it.

  17. Summer adventure season starting

    And your last paragraph explaining the many ways animals in nature die is surely a valid thing to think about. My dad used to say that nature in the raw is seldom kind, and that is so, so, so sadly true. You're a good man, Stump. And a good thinker and well spoken. I have a lot of respect for you.
  18. Summer adventure season starting

    Hi, Stump. I'm not vegan. Just an animal lover (and I know that most hunters are, too, and can separate hunting as a sport). I would never mean to offend you, and sorry it turned out the way it has here. It's always so nice to read of how much you love your adventures,and it makes me feel bad if this thread was spoiled by those of us who are very affected by any animal being hurt. (And I'm aware that what we eat if often an animal that had to be slaughtered, so there is the irony.) Maybe the answer is to just let us know if something is coming up in your posts about the kill part so that we can not click on your posts at that time.
  19. Good morning!!

    Texas Tom, this is for you:

  21. Good morning!!

    jb, we miss your posting, but most of all hope you are okay.
  22. Good morning!!

    Ah. Root cellar. Yes, I think I have heard of that term, too.
  23. Good morning!!

  24. Summer adventure season starting

    I also strongly agree to move them to a separate thread, please.
  25. Bible Verses....

    View Email in a Browser “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” — 1 Peter 3:8 Home remodeling has grown into a big business these days, especially on TV. If you’ve ever watched one of these shows where a couple helps some family buy a tiny, rundown house and turn it into the home of their dreams, then maybe you’ve noticed a particular pattern. The demolition always happens much quicker than the renovation. It doesn’t take much to rip up carpet, break down walls, and smash a kitchen sink to pieces. All someone really needs is a sledgehammer and maybe a little bit of pent-up anger! But after the demolition is done and it looks like a tornado has swept through the place, then comes the real work of creating a home. The renovation takes time, effort, focus, and care. And that’s the way it is for people too. It doesn’t take much to tear someone down. Sometimes we even do it thoughtlessly, like swinging a hammer through a house. But once the damage is done, only grace and love can rebuild what’s been destroyed. Have you been torn down today by someone’s careless words? Have you been the one swinging the hammer? Jesus can restore you and give you the grace to restore others. He is the master builder, and if you’ll ask Him, He’ll build into your life something beautiful that reflects His love. Prayer Challenge Ask God to restore you from the hurts caused by others. And pray for the grace to build up those whom you’ve hurt as well.