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Archive for May, 2005

Starting Out

Posted by Mike on 24th May 2005

Last week Monday, May 16, I started a four-week intestinal cleanse program. I was not sure whether or not I would blog about it, but as you can see by this post, I decided to do just that. I will add details with each post about the specifics of this cleanse. For starters, this cleanse involves only eating certain fruits and vegetables, along with some herbal supplements. I am happy to say that I have made it through one week and am now on week number two! As I progress through this cleanse, I hope to be strong enough to go on a partial fast. In week four, I will also do a liver and gall bladder cleanse.

I am doing this along with my wife. We both have chronic health conditions that have not been helped, over the last 20 years, by conventional medicine. I sense that something is fundamentally wrong in my body and my hope is that with this cleanse, I will be able to heal some. So far, it has been difficult at times to give up the foods I like and eat such a limited diet. However God, and my wife doing this with me, has helped me greatly when I find it difficult to stay the course. I can see how cleansing and fasting have a spiritual component. I find that very comforting.

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Sprouted!

Posted by Mike on 21st May 2005

I stopped by the land tonight on my way home from a quick trip to Missouri. My seed has sprouted! It was nice to see green coming up where only dirt was three weeks ago.

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Professional Development Day

Posted by Mike on 20th May 2005

I’m a member of the Central Iowa Chapter of the Project Management Institute. Every year our chapter presents a Professional Development Day. This year, David Schmaltz will be speaking. David is the author of The Blind Men and The Elephant. I am looking forward to hearing David speak, as I really like his book and appreciate the message he has for project managers.

The Professional Development Day will be held on October 7, 2005 in Des Moines, Iowa. A copy of the registration flyer can be downloaded here.

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Value of Blogging

Posted by Mike on 17th May 2005

I like reading blogs. I find there is a lot of value in what I learn from these different thinkers. However, the personal activity of blogging brings me a higher value. I am able to record my thoughts (publicly or privately). These thoughts may be random and quick, or they may be developed and well thought out. Once I commit a thought to writing, it is available later. My blog keeps these thoughts and events documented and available. I realize a lot of value from blogging.

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Planted!

Posted by Mike on 1st May 2005

The seed is planted as of April 30! I was down at the land and talked with Don. He had to disc it again before spreading the seed and harrowing it in. But, it is done. Now, all I need is some rain and warmer weather. I will trust God for that.

Taci and I spent several hours at the land today. I picked up some hay for garden mulch. Taci let her pet garter snake go. She and Keagan caught it a couple weeks ago by our garden plots. We then planted some seedlings around the land that Taci had been growing since last year. A few maple, several ash, and one mulberry. It will be fun to recall this day, 20 years from now (Lord willing), and remember how these trees started out.

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