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WELCOME! to my Spark Page.

Come, sit down and have a cup of tea while we get to know each other!

Hope you enjoy your stay!

With the season of Autumn comes cool crisp days and nights, along with the bountiful harvest of the fruits of our labors.
For me it has also meant a lot of changes in my life.

I have a bible verse to share that means a lot to me right now...

1 Corinthians 10:13
"No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it"

The past year has had its share of trials and tribulations for me.
I recently received a diagnosis of arthritis in my knees.
I am learning how important it is to stay close to the Lord during these trials that I am facing. For I can do nothing without His help.
God is calling me to become closer to Him as I deal with the challenges that arthritis brings.

Member Since: 2/3/2010

My Goals:
Revised goals for 2016

To put God first in my life where He belongs and live my life the way He wants me to.

Daily Bible Reading and prayer time.

To continue living a healthy lifestyle.

To get a good night's sleep on a consistent basis.

Keep my priorities in order.
To return to a simple lifestyle.

Immediate weight loss goals:
Lose weight regained 5 lbs at a time

My Program:
Continue to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep a night.

Exercise and nutrition commitment:
Keep to a heart healthy dietary regimen. I need to stay on a low sodium, low sugar and low protein diet. Keep my calorie intake between 1200-1400 per day, and my sugar intake below 25mg./day.

Use stationary bike at least 10 minutes/day.
Do my exercises from PT each day.
Find fun and new ways to keep active while dealing with arthritis in my knees.

Personal Information:
My name is Sue.
I am 61 years old and live in Washington State.
I have been married for 38 years, have four adult sons and one adult daughter..
At last count our pets included one cat and one dog.

I have been a homeschooling mom for
almost 30 years, and now I am looking for some other meaningful way to fill my hours and days.
Hoping I can find a ministry to be involved with.

Other Information:
My Mission Statement:

I am a child of God, made in His Image, who seeks to be more Christlike every day.
I desire to do the work God has set before me and to do that work I need to be healthy and strong.
I will achieve my goals through diet, exercise and a lifestyle change while seeking God each day, so I can become the person God has created me to be.

Mission verse:
Psalms 139:14a
I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

Motivational quotes:

Deuteronomy 7:6: �Of all the people on earth, the Lord your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure.�

1 Corinthians 10:13
"No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it"

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    Praying you are receiving some pain relief and healing. emoticon
    459 days ago
    Hey Sue hope iuou are doing altigjt I am going to call u this week but not sure when. I don't want to promise a time & be a no shoe.
    461 days ago
    Hey Sue,

    Do you have any information on the fall challenge? I have a friend who might be interested in something like that but I can't remember when it starts or how to get involved. Appreciate any help you could give me on that.

    Praying for healing and relief for you. emoticon
    467 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie. I enjoy your friendship. I know what it is like to not sleep due to pain, then taking a nap and not being able to sleep at night. It is like a vicious circle. The best advice I can give you is try not to let it get you down. Just remember that the good thing is that you don't have to get up and go to work. emoticon But I know sometimes it messes up the next day because you go to bed in the morning later n, or take a nap instead of being awake and doing things. I have been up al night today. I went to bed around 10:00 which is very early for me, However, I woke up around 2:00. The good thing is that this pattern is not from stress of any sort, it is the result of pain, and sometimes just being spiritually attacked. Messing up my sleep is an easy way for the devil to get at me. God always comes around and fixes my sleep pattern sooner or later, s I don't stress about it when it happens.

    I will cal you next week and leave you a message here the day before I call. emoticon
    468 days ago
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    Thank you for the goodie. {message inside goodie given to you)
    469 days ago
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