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Something Special for today.

Friday, July 04, 2008

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.

A young Marine Saluted it,
and then he stood at ease..

I looked at him in uniform,
so young, so tall, so proud.
With hair cut square and eyes alert,
he'd stand out in any crowd.

I thought how many men like him
had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil.

How many mothers' tears?

How many pilots' planes Shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' Graves ?
No, freedom isn't free.

I heard the sound of Taps one night,

when everything was still.
I listened to the bugler
play, and felt a sudden chill.

I wondered just how many times
That Taps had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a Coffin.

Of a brother or a friend.

I thought of all the Children,
of the mothers and the wives,
of fathers, sons and husbands,
With interrupted lives.

I Thought about a graveyard
at the bottom of the sea,
Of unmarked graves in Arlington .

…Freedom isn't free .

Enjoy Your Freedom
& Bless Our Troops

Happy 4th of July

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SHANNIT 7/4/2008 1:42PM

    That is awesome! Made me cry, but thats not unusual. My kids are like, oh shes crying again! LOL

You have a wonderful, safe holiday!

And no, I never forget that freedom isnt free. I've been lucky so far and would love to hug all those who have lost loved ones on this day.


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Blurry, but full......

Thursday, July 03, 2008

A long way from 185. WooHoo. NO more size 16/18. Now at 10/12.
not where I wanna be, but Not where I use to be.
Face a little swollen from steriods for allergies.
Even though I had a few medical problems along the way, I NEVER GAVE UP.

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DJ4HEALTH 7/5/2008 12:07AM

    You look great. Ok so you got the moon face (that is what they call that from taking steroids, but it does go away once you stop taking them). I know have been on them for over 9 years. emoticon

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VRCATON 7/3/2008 2:40PM

    That is a little blurry .. but we can clearly see the Attitude .. and it's all GOOD! emoticon

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LUCRECE 7/3/2008 1:11PM

    great work and attitude! keep it up!

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Today's Verse

Thursday, July 03, 2008

"Acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts." I Chronicles 28:9 (NIV)

TODAY'S THOUGHT It is easy to say that we are a Christian. There isn't much of a demand being placed on that confession. As far as most people care, saying that you are a Christian doesn't mean much. It sure doesn't mean a changed life. In many cases a "Christian" doesn't act any different than a secular person. But that is not the way God intended it to be. We have been called to follow Christ in the way we think, feel and behave. David knew the seriousness of following God. When he commissioned his son, Solomon, to build the Temple, he challenged Solomon to live for God. He told him to acknowledge God as the Lord of everything he has and does serving Him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind. And God knows when we are serving Him because He searches our heart and motives. Today, dedicate your life for His service. Decide to serve Him wholeheartedly.

TODAY'S PRAYER Father, thank You for the opportunity to serve You. Help me to be true to You and to serve You with wholehearted devotion in everything I do. Not because I have to, but because it is what You have called me to do. In Jesus' Name. AMEN

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VRCATON 7/3/2008 11:10AM

    Very true, thanks for the reminder. I now have a song fragment running through my head "They'll know we are Christians by our Love, by our love, yes they'll know we are Christians by our Love." emoticon

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Hello Spark Friends

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

It's been a pretty busy summer. Grands kids came to visit, will be here until the 30 of july. Dad got sick, I'm his care giver, and with the Ministry life has been very busy (not hectic, busy.)
I maintain my 125 for a few months, then gain 10 pounds back. I'm still feeling pretty good because I know what went wrong. The meds (steriod) for allergies is the winner for now.(LOL)
I want to thank all that send me support and motivation. You keep me on my toes. I have some of the greatest teams members around.
A special thanks to my co-leaders, they're the best.

Have a happy 4th. Be safe. I'll hold the fort down. i'm staying put for a change.(smile)

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VRCATON 7/2/2008 7:03PM

    Hmmm those steroids are NASTY buggers .. they really do mess with your weight! Keep on working out and the weight will come back off ... Allergies are just so much fun aren't they??

emoticon Take care of yourself and enjoy your Fourth!

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ITYPE26 7/2/2008 6:48PM

    Hi! Glad you are doing well. I know you are enjoying the grandkids. Hope your Dad gets better soon. Sorry I haven't been by lately. Things have been hectic and I have had some medical problems and been waiting on test results for a while. Hopefully I will get some good news soon. Just wanted to drop by and say hi. Talk to you soon. Lori

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I am glad.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope.--ROM. xii. 11, 12.

Be patient with every one, but above all with yourself. I mean, do not be
disturbed because of your imperfections, and always rise up bravely from
a fall. I am glad that you make a daily new beginning; there is no better
means of progress in the spiritual life and in the physical life than to be continually beginning afresh, and never to think that we have done enough.

Have an awesome day.

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PERSISTENTTIM 7/1/2008 12:47PM

    Even though I lost 1lb today I messed up my plan yesterday by eating a lot of carbs. I woke up this morning more determined than ever to stick to the plan. I read your blog and knew I was right and not alone in starting anew today. Thank you.

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