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Wycliffe’s In Other Words Bible Quiz Game

I’m participating in Wycliffe’s In Other Words Bible Quiz Game….for points to win prizes….I get points for those who sign up to play….won’t you join me?

http://www.wycliffewords.org/?pid=34714&source=LinkRecruit

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30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 30 – January 30, 2012

Welcome to Day 30 of The 30 Day Blog Challenge hosted by our daughter, C.C., at I’m On My Way
and her online BFF Jamee at A New Kind of Normal.

Today’s assignment is to post a blog post of a photograph of yourself and three good things that have happened in the last 30 days.

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Here are three photos of me today.
Our granddaughter, Damaris, took them.
I like the third one best.

B Ma Beckey

B Ma Beckey

B Ma Beckey

Three good things that have happened to me in the last 30 days of doing this blog challenge are:

1. I’ve gotten better at blogging!

2. I’ve “met” new ladies who also blog and share some similar situations.

3. I’ve been able to spend quality time with 3 of our 4 grandchidren.

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 29 – January 29, 2012

Welcome to Day 29 of The 30 Day Blog Challenge hosted by our daughter, C.C., at I’m On My Way
and her online BFF Jamee at A New Kind of Normal.

Today’s assignment is to post a blog post about something you could never get tired of doing.

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I apologize for this being late, but I was having computer problems.

I’ll never tire of loving on and snuggling with my grandchildren.
Unfortunately two of them weren’t here this day when pictures were being made. Besides all that, they’re both too old to want to do that with B Ma. LOL!

Lola, Wyatt, B Ma Beckey

Lola, Wyatt, B Ma Beckey

Lola, Wyatt, B Ma Beckey

Wyatt’s onesie says:
mom’s cranky?
dad’s not home?
call
1-800-GRANDMA

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 28 – January 28, 2012

Welcome to Day 28 of The 30 Day Blog Challenge hosted by our daughter, C.C., at I’m On My Way
and her online BFF Jamee at A New Kind of Normal.

Today’s assignment is to post a blog post about your favorite movie.

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My favorite movie, bar none, was just released late last year and was recently released on video also.
It is Courageous.
If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it to everyone – adults, parents, singles, teens, youth, emergency responders, i.e., firefighters, EMT’s, law enforcement,
and even all those incarcerated.

Here’s a synopsis:
Drama | PG-13 | Director: Alex Kendrick | Writers: Stephen Kendrick, Alex Kendrick | Stars: Alex Kendrick, Ken Bevel and Kevin Downes.
Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they face danger every day. Yet when tragedy strikes close to home, these fathers are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, and their faith. From this struggle will come a decision that changes all of their lives. With action, drama, and humor, the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures embraces God’s promise to “turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of children to their fathers.” Souls will be stirred, and hearts will be challenged to be … courageous!

Gary and I were privileged to see a sneek preview of Courageous last summer at a conference.
It has something for everyone.
It runs a full gamut of emotions and life situations/experiences.
It had me spell bound.
One moment I was laughing my head off, and the next moment I was crying my eyes out.

Here’s the Official Trailer.

Here’s the theme song by Casting Crowns.

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 27 – January 27, 2012

Welcome to Day 27 of The 30 Day Blog Challenge hosted by our daughter, C.C., at I’m On My Way
and her online BFF Jamee at A New Kind of Normal.

Today’s assignment is to post a blog post in which you put your iPod on shuffle and then list the first 10 songs.

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This is an easy post for me because it doesn’t apply to me.

I don’t have an iPod to put on shuffle and list the first 10 songs.

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 26 – January 26, 2012

Welcome to Day 26 of The 30 Day Blog Challenge hosted by our daughter, C.C., at I’m On My Way
and her online BFF Jamee at A New Kind of Normal.

Today’s assignment is to post a blog post in which you think back to how you were 5 years ago and then post about how you have changed since then.

The30DayBlogChallengeI couldn’t remember how I was 5 years ago, so I had to do some research.  I think it’s because of what you’ll read below.

I checked my 2007 calendar. Yes, I save them in my cedar chest. I also checked my daily medication/journal sheet.

My father-in-law, Jim, was living with us at the time. We moved him here from Albuquerque some time after my mother-in-law passed away. He always treated me like a daughter rather than a daughter-in-law. He was a true blessing to me. He helped in so many ways. When I was still working he took care of a lot of the inside house chores. He took care of outside, too. He was the kind of person that had to have something to do all the time. Later when my health was really bad, he even did more. For awhile I was “addicted” to Cola Icee’s because they seemed to help with my major health issue. He would go to Subway at WalMart just down the road and buy not only 1, but often 2 large ones for me. If I was sleeping late, they would be waiting for me when I arose. He wouldn’t even let me pay for them. Later he got sick, and I became his primary care giver. He passed away here in our home while on hospice on Valentine’s night 2009. Thank You, Father, for such a loving and special man!

Also at this time, we were between pastorates, as Gary had resigned from a church here. We joined Hillcrest Baptist Church during the transition time. It was a blessing. Arlene, one of the co-teachers in our Sunday School Class became a dear friend. When I needed someone to drive me (because Gary’s Dad could no longer do it and I was on too many medications to drive out of town) to my out of town doctor appointments, she stepped up and did it most of the time. We had some wonderful expereinces on those road trips. Thank You, Father, for special friends like Arlene, and others who helped as well like the Crowley’s!

On this particular day, I was up and down from about 5:00-10:00 AM when I finally arose for the day. I had a terrible migraine that day as was very usual/normal for me. I was on all kinds of medication which wiped me out. More about that later. I didn’t get much accomplished according to my notes.

Now that I’ve alluded to poor health I suppose I should share a little bit about it. I won’t bore you with the whole story though. Suffice it to say that I inherited headaches which we now know are migraines from my Mother and even further back than that. They were getting worse while I was working at the funeral home (see prior blog post) and continued to worsen when I changed employment to working at the accounting office. I was highly encouraged to seek special medical attention which I finally did. I was diagnosed with Transformed Migraine/Daily Headache/Chronic Headache. I even went to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. It finally came to me having to quit work on my doctor’s advice. I think my employers were thrilled as they were very unhappy with me. Gary says I retired. Per social security, disability onset was January 2005 at the young age of 53 with social security entitlement July 2005. I’ve been on medicare since July 2007 at the age of 55. I was on a tremendous amount of medication which I really didn’t like. My doctor closed his private practice which just about devastated me. In the process of trying to find a new doctor, I had a neurologist basically tell me my prior doctor was a quack for having me on so much medication. He said I needed to get off it. I was REALLY devastated then! Well, God spoke to me, and I started taking myself off medications gradually. My primary care supported me and followed me through it. I’m THRILLED to say that I no longer take any of these medications on a daily basis. I do have 2 that I keep for dire emergencies, but I rarely take them. I feel so much better now than I did. PTL!!!! God is SO good! The only daily medication I’m on now is for Hypothyroidism, and I actually quit taking it, but my counts went out of range, so they put me back on it at a lower dose. I just had my TSH rechecked, and it’s fine, so I’m staying on the lower dose. I also have a Rx for eye drops that I use as needed.

As I just noted I do have a thyroid problem. In addition I have other health issues including Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Fatigue, Raynaud’s Phenomena, Schamberg’s Disease, etc., but I’m happy to say that I have a whole list of health issues that I no longer have as well including Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), high Triglycerides, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), Dyslipidemia, etc., etc., etc.

I do take quite a bit of Shaklee food supplements/vitamins/minerals. They are really helping. I really started taking more when I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis because I didn’t want to take the medications they wanted to put me on – too many side affects and expensive. Besides, I had already been on medication for many years because of Osteopenia which is the precurser to Osteoporosis. It didn’t help since I still got Osteoporosis.  My primary care has been very supportive of this even though she admits she doesn’t know much about natural stuff.

I must say that Gary, my family, and several church congregations/families have been very supportive and helpful during all of this!!!!!!! Thank You, Father!!!!!!!

Now you know more about me than you probably care to know. Thank you for reading!

I tried to find a photo of myself at this time. The closet one I could find was Thanksgiving 11-22-2007 which really isn’t all that close, and they’re in group photos. I’m going to share one any way.

Gary and Beckey

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 25 – January 25, 2012

Welcome to Day 25 of The 30 Day Blog Challenge hosted by our daughter, C.C., at I’m On My Way
and her online BFF Jamee at A New Kind of Normal.

Today’s assignment is to post a blog post about something that you miss.

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I miss my Daddy and Mother!!!!!!!

I posted on an earlier blog about my parents being in heaven.

Mother died January 15, 1990 at the very young age of barely 57. It’s hard to believe it has been 22 years.
I really miss her!!!!

Daddy died May 25, 2010 at the ripe age of 87.
The last year of his life, we talked via phone quite often, especially when he was in a nursing home for rehab after his fall, breaking his femur and the ensuing complications.
I really miss him, too!!!!

Daddy and Mother Collage

This picture of Daddy was cropped from a four generation group photo at a Thanksgiving gathering at Edie’s November 27, 2008.

This picture of Mother and Daddy together was taken in 1980.

This picture of Mother is my favorite one of her. We don’t know for sure when it was taken, but we’re guessing she was in her early 20’s.