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  1. Good morning!!

    Hi, jb. WE HAD SNOW TODAY IN BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD!!!!!!!!! It has been beautiful, coating each branch on the trees and staying cold enough for it to not just all drip off right away. We kept reading about the southeastern states and the northeastern states getting good heapings of snow, and it was so frustrating that we didn't get the same. So FINALLY we got some before the season is over. Caught up certainly IS elusive. Lack of strength, cognitive issues, and apathy are very challenging to overcome. I find I get so excited when I get even one thing among many done these days. I am so glad to hear you have the support you do for all of the things needing to be taken care of in a farm life. It is hard to have to face not being able to do some of them now. We're with you in mind and spirit. And we understand that it is harder to keep up with correspondence. It's just always nice when you can, and we appreciate that. Take care. Linda
  2. Bible Verses....

    TURNING POINT with Dr. David Jeremiah--March 18 Peace, Be Still! Then [Jesus] arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39 In ancient literature, water often represents chaos. In Genesis 1:1, water covered the formless, empty, dark earth. God used a flood of waters to judge the earth in Noah’s day. In Exodus, the Red Sea threatened to destroy the escaping Hebrew slaves. And during the ministry of Jesus, storms on the Sea of Galilee threatened the well-being of His disciples. In each case, God brought order out of chaos; God was bigger and more powerful than the disorder. Recommended Reading: Psalm 89:8-9 There is a lesson there: Whenever chaos or danger appears imminent, our concern is not how big the problem seems but whether God is with us or not. The disciples learned this lesson when a storm threatened to take their lives on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus commanded the storm (the chaos) to be still and peace was restored (Mark 4:35-41). They learned that having Jesus with them was more important than the storm that was against them. If chaos is threatening your peace, let Jesus be your ark of safety in the storm. He can bring peace in any storm. Jesus Christ is no security against life’s storms, but He is perfect security in life’s storms. Wendell Loveless
  3. I have read on line that whatever it is that the planes are depositing in our skies, leading to what look like clouds, are suspected to have fibers as well as minuscule-sized aluminum particles that settle down all around us, including in our sources of water. Also, many cosmetics and meds contain microbeads. Google: cosmetics and meds containing microbeads, and you will find several sites that state that laws have been made regarding this.
  4. Lyme induced parkinsonism

    Hmmmm....... I've never heard of this before and am interested to hear more and where you heard about it and whether you may have it? I have a Lyme-related illness and asked my MDS one time if it could have contributed to my having Parkinson's (not Parkinsonism), and as best I can remember, he does not believe in the connection. I have wondered still about it, though, especially because there is so much about Lyme and its related conditions that are unknown. I've also read articles that would seem to imply that the two can possible be connected somehow, as well as people who seem to suffer from both conditions. Would love to hear more on this if you have the time! Thanks.
  5. https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/youll-never-believe-which-president-ted-cruz-is-related-to/
  6. Interesting article on Dystonia and Opioids

    This is tragic!
  7. Bible Verses....

    Thanks for posting, NC.
  8. Just Interesting Things about This and That

    "We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade. And the great issue of life is to harness the drum major instinct. It is a good instinct if you don't distort it and pervert it. Don't give it up. Keep feeling the need for being important. Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be the first in love. I want you to be the first in moral excellence. I want you to be the first in generosity." (--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
  9. Bible Verses....

    Hi, DB. Thank you for your post, which clearly explains what we learn through the Bible of why it is necessary and how someone becomes a Christian. I had a hard time understanding the concept of Christ dying for us (even early on in Bible college). I think what made it clearest to me is in reference to #1, above. I heard that God is so holy that anything sinful cannot be in His presence. For some reason, that made it clear to me. It's interesting how some of the simplest things can be made clear by just a certain turn of phrase. I turned to Christ as a young girl through a Christian Bible Camp ministry here in Maryland. I've always been amazed when looking back and seeing all of the influences the Lord brought into my life to draw me to him. My little 7-year-old neighborhood friend and my dad were very early-on influences. A Christian friend of my aunt offered to send me to the camp. I remember in my older years at the camp asking why prayer is said to God and to Jesus, but I was perplexed when someone prayed to the Lord. I asked who the Lord is. A friend explained that that covers all three--God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. We laughed together at the way she explained it. Such simple things that I didn't know and more things I am still learning as I go along. It never gets boring. I remember how grateful I was to learn of the Lord's love for each and every one of us and how He longs for us to love Him. His desire is that everyone would come to Him. "No greater love hath a man than to lay down his life for a friend." Jesus said that, and He did just that, out of love for us. He took our sins upon Himself and suffered the punishment for them. For us. And all He asks is that we come to Him--into His loving arms--asking His forgiveness for our sins and committing to following Him. I'd love to hear from others about their coming to Christ. I find it so interesting as to what pulled/lead them to believing in and determining to follow Him.
  10. Good morning!!

    Happy b'day!! And yes, that information is very helpful. Thank you so much.
  11. Bible Verses....

    Today's Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah Four Burning Questions—For What Will It Profit a Man… March 10, 2018 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Mark 8:36 Two brothers in Wichita, Kansas, won the lottery, netting $75,000. They celebrated by purchasing narcotics. While using a butane lighter with their drugs, the vapors reached the pilot light of their furnace, causing an explosion that destroyed their house. One of the brothers was rushed to the hospital, and the other to jail. In the literal flash of a moment, the luckiest moment of their lives became a nightmare. Recommended Reading: Mark 8:34-38 Millions of people feel they have won life’s lottery. They’ve accumulated homes and clothes and vehicles and sufficient financial reserves to pay their bills and ensure their futures. Some have become rich. But sooner or later, it will all disappear in the flash of a moment, for without Christ there’s no hope of eternal wealth or everlasting life. The Lord provides for the needs of His children, and He gives us the wisdom to be wise stewards over what He entrusts to us. Our long-term well-being is found exclusively in God’s mercy toward us in Christ Jesus, which is why in all things He must be preeminent. When I put God first, God takes care of me and energizes me to do what really needs to be done. David Jeremiah http://www.davidjeremiah.org/site/magazine/daily_devotional.aspx?display=devoprod&tid=email_edevo-wknd-0310&_zs=tPmw91&_zl=JuhL4
  12. Tremor when nervous?

    Amen. Only good thing about it is that it keeps us humble.

    In looking at information on line about Asea, it doesn't give a lot of clinical evidence, and it is not as well written as a professional article would be. There are many reviews that it did not do much at all for people, as well as many warnings about it being fake. It is also very expensive. If it were something real and as incredible as it sounds, I think it would be on a lot of scientists' radar. jgerhards, what has your experience been?
  14. Good morning!!

    Hi, Sheila. Am so sorry you are going through a rough time. We can understand and empathize, as I think many if not most of us either have been or are currently going through those same feelings as we see ourselves progressing. It is difficult; there's no way around that. I imagine knowing that you'll be able to retire fairly soon must give you a lift. You'll have less pressure, which is always a help as far as symptoms go. I love Georgia. And you'll get to be in a "mountain" house! That sounds so nice! Can you send pics sometime to us? Linda

    jgerhards, our country is overtaken by the pharmaceutical companies. Could you let us know about what Asea does for you as a Parkie, and also explain why you drink alkaline water? I'd be very interested in learning about it. Thank you,
  16. Bible Verses....

    Today's Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah Thursday, March 8 No Secrets But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, “Why do you reason about these things in your hearts?” Mark 2:8 When children are very small, they develop a predictable short list of answers to some of their parents’ routine questions: “Did you eat the cookies?” “No.” “Will you go and pick up your toys?” “I’m too tired.” “Please come and help me set the table for supper.” “Okay—in just a minute.” Parents understand these responses because they are childish versions of their own (occasional) responses to their own responsibilities. Recommended Reading: Psalm 44:21 Sanctification involves learning to think and act honestly and righteously before God. And one of the primary motivations for righteous acts and thoughts is that God knows what we think, and what we think about doing, all the time. We have no secrets before God. When a group of men brought their friend to be healed by Jesus, a group of Pharisees took exception—silently—to Jesus’ compassion on the man. Jesus called them out on their self-centered and non-compassionate thoughts (Mark 2:1-12). Jesus knows the human heart like parents know their child’s heart. Rather than be “called out,” far better to have thoughts we are willing for God and man to know. When anger was in Cain’s heart, murder was not far off. Matthew Henry
  17. Tremor when nervous?

    I'm so sorry you experience this. I do, too. I think it is unfortunately the way our bodies react now as Parkies. It's very humbling. Depending on the situation, I may just mention that I have Parkinson's (if I'm around someone when it happens). It helps sometimes to just put it out there.
  18. Bible Verses....

    TODAY'S TURNING POINT WITH DR. DAVID JEREMIAH Tuesday, March 6 Faulty Wiring Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart. Luke 18:1 Bryan Chapell received a call from a family asking him to pray about a house they wanted. It was perfect for them, and Chapell prayed with them over the phone. But the realtor called with bad news. Someone else had offered a higher price. The couple lost heart and wondered why God hadn’t answered their prayers. But later the building inspector found the house full of dangerous mold and faulty wiring. Another house became available that provided for the family, and a lesson was learned. As Chapell put it: “Persistent prayer in the face of initial disappointment can become the instrument of divine nurture.” Recommended Reading: Luke 18:1-8 Problems present opportunities that demand decision. Where do we turn for counsel to make good decisions? Turn to God! When we pray about the situations that concern us, we’re opening them to His providence, and He will guide those who pray and don’t lose heart. We grow to trust God more by seeing that often he prepares something better than our initial prayers did (or could) request. In fact God’s greatest gifts may come through prayers that seem to be unanswered. Bryan Chapell
  19. New to Forum, Essential Tremor but concerned

    Great that you have the insurance that you do! And very, very wise to start thinking about a single-level home. Re your MDS--Something you could do is ask if you could start to be seen by a Fellow, as you would get an older, more experienced MDS's opinion, as well, since the Fellows are overseen by an MDS. Two for the price of one, so to speak. I'm not sure if the department you are working with offers this, but it's what has been started at Hopkins, so perhaps it's available where you are, too.
  20. Good morning!!

    jb, thanks for bringing us up to date on your DBS planning. I know it must be difficult that the surgery may be farther out than planned. So glad to hear your brother is helping with the buckets--and especially nice to hear he makes it more fun. What a difference that can make when having fun doing a laborious project. My cousin who lives in Toronto has had what had been diagnosed as essential tremor years ago, but she feels she should be tested again to be sure it is E.T. and not Parkinson's. Would you be okay with my having her post or PM you to ask about your PD doc? I told her how important it is to look for one who is in a research university setting, and so I thought of you right away as a fellow Torontoee.
  21. crossfit for daily exercise?

    Thanks for saring this web site, Ginger LAD. Just what I've been looking for, and I plan to start it soon. Linda
  22. Just Interesting Things about This and That

    That is so funny!!! Thanks for sharing it.
  23. Just Interesting Things about This and That

    Hi, DB. I've just made room in my in-box.