PHILLIP..I LOVE THOSE BLUE EYES!
KALE IN THE CORN FIELD
CRAZYGAGRANNY is a SparkPeople Motivator!
MY NAME IS BARBARA AND I LIVE HERE IN SOUTH GEORGIA ON A LOVELY FARM WITH MY FAMILY.
I HAVE ALLOWED MYSELF TO GET IN THE WORSE SHAPE OF MY LIFE AND NO ONE TO BLAME BUT "SELF"!
SO I WOKE UP ONE MORNING AND HAD A LONG OLD TALK WITH MS.SELF AND TOLD HER THIS PLACE WAS NOT BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF US AND SOME OF US HAD TO GO!
NOW MS. SELF SHE PUT UP QUITE A FUSS,KICKING AND YELLING MADE THE NEIGHBORS THINK WE WERE HAVING A FREE FOR ALL DOWN HERE AND WE DON'T EVEN HAVE NO NEIGHBORS! SO YOU KNOW IT HAD TO BE PRETTY BAD! BUT MY MIND WAS MADE UP! I WON THE MATCH AND SHE HAD TO CONCEDE. SHE WAS GOING TO HAVE TO GIVE UP SOME POUNDAGE!
SO WE STARTED LOOKING FOR THE BEST SOLUTION! WE STUMBLED ONTO SPARKPEOPLE. I SAID THIS LOOKS GREAT! SHE SAID IT WILL NEVER WORK! I SAID WE GONNA TRY IT ANYWAY! SHE IS SUCH A DRAG! I SAID WE CAN MAKE THIS WORK IT IS ALL RIGHT HERE IN FRONT OF US; SHE SAID THERE IS NOTHING THERE! NO PILLS, NO DOCTORS; NO PLAN;NO READY MADE DRINKS, NO NOTHING! I FINALLY JUST PUT MS. SELF IN THE CLOSET!!!!!!!! TIRED OF HEARING NAG!NAG! NAG!
I HAVE MY GOALS PLANNED OUT! I LOVE TO WALK JUST NEVER COULD GET A PLAN TOGETHER.
I LOVED FRUITS AND VEGGIES JUST NEVER PUSHED MYSELF TO START MAKING THEM THE MAIN PART OF THE MEAL!
I DRANK 4-5 "POTS" OF COFFEE A DAY! NO KIDDING! I HARDLY EVER DRANK ANY THING ELSE! I WAS SMOKING MY SELF TO DEATH! I WAS TOTALLY KILLING MYSELF!
NOW NOW 12 MONTHS LATER MS. SELF IS STILL IN THE CLOSET...I HAVE LOST OVER 20 POUNDS. I HAVE STOPPED SMOKING! I HAVE STOPPED DRINKING COFFEE AND I DRINK NOTHING BUT WATER, AT LEAST 24 GLASSES A DAY!
I WALK ALMOST 5 MILES EVERY DAY! I EXERCISE 60 MINUTES EVERY DAY! I DO MY GARDENING EVERYDAY, MOST DAYS I RIDE BIKES WITH MY GRANDSON, I JUMP ROPE AND HULA HOOP,FALL IS HERE AND THE WEATHER IS COOLING OFF, BUT THERE IS STILL SO MUCH TO DO TO STAY ACTIVE. I LOVE IT HERE!
MOST OF ALL I LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE! WHEN I HEAR ONE PERSON SAY I CAN'T MAKE IT ! IF I CAN GIVE THEM, A FEW WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT THAT GIVES THEM THE STRENGTH TO PUSH ON.. THEN, IT IS ALL WORTH THE JOURNEY!
I HOPE AND PRAY I WILL BE ABLE TO HELP OTHERS THE WAY SO MANY HAS HELPED ME, AND CONTINUE TO HELP ME. WE CAN NEVER GO THROUGH THIS JOURNEY ALONE.
I KNOW THERE ARE SO MANY THAT NEVER REACH OUT FOR SUPPORT AND HELP, FOR THOSE MY PRAYERS GO OUT FOR WE ALL NEED A HELPING HAND. WE DIDN'T GET HERE OVER NIGHT AND WE DIDN'T GET HERE ALONE.
WE NEED SUPPORT. WE NEED LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING. WE NEED GUIDANCE.
WITHIN THESE PAGES OF SP ANYONE CAN FIND A HOME!
TODAY IS THE DAY!
CONCENTRATE ONLY ON TODAY!
WHAT WAS NEVER HERE? YESTERDAY
WHAT WILL NEVER BE HERE? TOMORROW!
SO THINK ABOUT ONLY TODAY!
IF THINGS DIDN'T GO RIGHT ANOTHER TIME WE CAN NOT CHANGE IT!
CONCENTRATE ON THE PRESENT!
NEVER HESITATE TO CALL UPON A FRIEND!
FEELING LONELY AND SCARED? TAKE MY HAND...
LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER TO BE THE BEST WE CAN BE!
Also, I say to YOU, Make friends for yourselves by means of the unrighteous riches, so that, when such fail, they may receive YOU into the everlasting dwelling places. - Luke 16:9
THANK GOD I'M A FARM GIRL!
I WANT TO BE THE PERSON I WAS BORN TO BE!
I WANT TO BE ABLE TO WALK AND RUN AND PLAY WITH MY 13 GRANDCHILDREN.
I WANT TO BE ABLE TO GO THROUGH THE REST OF MY LIFE WITHOUT MEDICATION!
I WANT TO BE PROUD OF ME!
I WANT TO SET GOALS IN MY LIFE AND REACH WAY PAST THEM!
I WALK AT LEAST 60 MINUTES EVERY DAY! I RIDE MY BIKE 60 MINUTES EVERY DAY!
I EXCERCISE 60 MINUTES EVERY DAY!
I DRINK AT LEAST 24 CUPS OF WATER EVERY DAY!
I TRACK ALL MY FOOD, AND STOP EATING 4 HOURS BEFORE BEDTIME!
I NOW HAVE ADDED THE GARDEN DAILY TO MY LIST.
THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING AROUND THE FARM FOR ME TO DO!
I ALSO WORK 4 DAYS AT MY DS'S STORE!
OF COURSE NONE OF THIS WOULD NOT BE POSSILBE WITHOUT THE LORD BY MY SIDE; SO MY MOST IMPORTANT GOAL IS BIBLE READING AT LEAST 2 CHAPTERS EVERY DAY! AND MY PRAYERS FOR MY FAMILY AND ALLTHE LOVELY PEOPLE ON SP!
I am a true Georgia girl! Born and raised here! Love the sunny south. I believe snow is pretty as long as it is in a picture or on someone else's front yard! I love what the Lord has given me; my family and home. I took care of my Mother until the Lord called her home in May of 07 at the age of 97! I have a loving and supportive husband and we are raising one of our grandsons( we have had him since birth) he is now 7 years old. We live on 180 acre farm in Southeast Georgia! We have 4 children and 13 grandchildren and love to have them all come and stay!
I have tackled cancer and lupus and won!
There is nothing too big that we can not accomplish if set our minds to it and go for it!
FATHER,HELP ME TO TRUST IN YOU EVEN IN THE MIDST OF DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES.'
"Be good and good will over take you!"
( this was my Mother's favorite saying to her children,grandchildren,great & great-great grandchildren)
"AND BLESSED IS HE,WHOSOEVER SHALL NOT BE OFFENDED IN ME."
Secrets of Success
Here's another voice from the past...
Just wanted you to know that I think of you frequently.
1027 days ago
Are you still on? We used to correspond in 2009 believe it or not and I thought if you were still on, I'd love to correspond with you.
1034 days ago
Dropping by Barbara to say hi and wish you a great Thursday ahead, also want you to know you are being though of today, hope all is well, please keep in touch.
Hope you enjoy the Easter Poem!
This Life on Earth
Easter means that this life on earth
is not all there is.
Jesus went "to prepare a place for us"
in His Father’s heavenly mansions
for all eternity.
Jesus died for our sins,
paying our penalty,
so that we could be forgiven.
He was resurrected, to prove
that death has no hold
on those who repent
and accept Him as Savior.
This life on earth is a prelude
to eternal joy with our Lord.
Easter is a celebration
of our eternal destiny.
By Joanna Fuchs
1117 days ago
Good Morning Barbara
Dropping by to say hi and wish you a blessed Sunday ahead, also want to say for your continued support on my blogs. God Bless
Hope you enjoy the following Scripture Poetry...
For you did knit me together
In the womb before my birth
And I will confess and praise you,
For wonderful are your works
My frame was not hidden from you
As in secret, I was being formed
Like a beautiful embroidery
Woven before I was born
Your eyes saw my substance
Without form in the depths
And in your book, my life was recorded
Before I ever took breath.
© By M.S.Lowndes
1129 days ago
Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great week ahead...Let's pull together and cheer each other on for a fantastic week ahead.
1135 days ago