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"What a Waste-My Fast for Lent"

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Today's sermon from Dr. Cosby was entitled, "What a Waste: Mark 14:1-10 KJV; John 12:1-11 NLT; John 17:12 KJV; Deuteronomy 15:1-11 NLT; John 19:38-40 NLT and Matthew 26:12 TEV.

Pastor preached about how Mary taking the time to anoint Jesus' days prior to His crucifixion was not a waste, although Judas strongly disagreed. Judas was annoyed by this act because the value of the perfume Mary used could have been sold and the money could have been used to help the poor. In all actuality Judas did not care about the poor, his motives were selfish (John 12:6 NLT - "Not that he [Judas] cared for the poor-he was a thief who was in charge of the disciples funds, and he often took some for his own use.") Jesus defended her and replied, "leave her alone. She did it in preparation for my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but I will not be here with you much longer." [John 12:7-8 NLT]

According to Pastor, this sacrifice by Mary "was wonderful in its ORIGINALITY (because it was sincere worship), EXTRAVAGANCE and TIMING." When we worship it refuels us to handle the challenges of life that we must face each week. Worship reminds us to be thankful for what we have received and for what we have escaped through God's grace and mercy.

The sermon ended with the focus on whatever we do for the Lord in worship and service is not a waste. As believers it's important for us to worship, pray and don't take the time that we have for granted. Whatever God has called us to do, we are to DO IT RIGHT NOW!

Which brings me to the whole point of this blog. Over the course of the past year and especially the past few weeks, I have been wasting soooooo much of my time, energy and talent casting my pearls among "mice" (folks who claim they need help but are really satisfied with their current state and/or folks who must be constantly reminded to do what they *know* they should be doing). I have been trying to help them and hold them accountable but all that has happened is that I've become more frustrated with the inequitable workload, short-tempered by the inconsistencies and have lost focus on the more meaningful things in life.

The older I get and the more funerals that I attend, I realize how precious and fleeting time/life is...I just don't have another nanosecond to waste. So with that being said (although I know I'm a little late), for Lent I'm giving up wasting time and casting my pearls among "mice." I CANNOT help those who don't want to first help themselves. I will continue to pray for them but it's time for me to refuel and take care of the more meaningful things that I've been called to do and and get them done RIGHT NOW!

"So, lets not look over our shoulders to see what others are doing or not doing. Look at how God may be able to use you in His kingdom today. He has gifted you just as He has pleased." C. P. Hia

"Lord, lead me today as You see best.
Use the gifts You have given me to encourage others on their journey.
Help me not to compare myself with others [and to be overly concerned with the "mice"]
but to be content with who You have made me to be [and what You have given me to do]." ~Our Daily Bread 2/17/13

  
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MZLADY77 2/21/2013 7:43AM

    Amen! God is awesome! thanks for sharing! emoticon

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FLUFFYWONKENOBE 2/19/2013 10:19AM

    Great blog! It's so easy for us to get so wrapped up in trying to help people who aren't really serious about change or helping themselves, that we don't have the energy or time to take care of ourselves or help those who will really benefit from it.

Keep the faith! Keep pressing forward! God bless!

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DEDICATED2HIM 2/19/2013 8:18AM

    May you make the most of your time and be accountable for yourself and not worry about what others may or may not be doing. Good blog. All the best.

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CIERAPOET 2/19/2013 2:44AM

    Amen! emoticon

It's a must to stay in line with what God wants us to do so that we won't be treading water and lose valuable time. I have determined to ask The Lord daily what He has ordained for my days. Times when I go off course I'm unsettled but I get my baring and get back on course. It's too many important things He must do through us for we are His Voice and Ambassador and there's a lot more people who need to come into the Kingdom. Thank you for sharing such a stirring Word. May you be empowered to Prosper in every way as you walk the path He has destined for you!
Many Blessings!
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PLATINUM755 2/18/2013 6:03PM

    Beautifully put...and so much of our time is nibbled away by "mice". You're taking it back! emoticon and emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 2/18/2013 4:03PM

    Wow! We share our Lent fasting plan.
I did not give up meat, sweets, or most things people usually give up.
I gave up on undue stress, which was, in part, due to the "mice" within my vicinity.

I give their issues to God and instructed them to do the same.
"A drowning man can't save anyone." ~ I have to swim in order to save others; but if they resist, they'll bring me down.

Do YOU my sister!
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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/18/2013 7:14AM

    i think that is a great idea for lent when compared to people giving up chocolates etc.it might be at hard at times to follow but with faith you will achieve it love.great to see you blogging.hope all is ok with you deander.take care and keep smiling and above all keep your faith.it is our faith that helps makes who we are and will help us become who we should be. emoticon

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PURPLE180 2/17/2013 8:52PM

    GREAT BLOG! Well said.

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D710DANCE 2/17/2013 8:29PM

    Amen and it is So!

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MZPERSEVERANCE 2/17/2013 8:10PM

    AMEN SIS!! Often times when GOD gives us a word or a revelation, we want to share. We want to round up the mice and bring them into the promised land, but I've learned (am learning), EAGLES soar, Mice scurry around depositing feces (their drama, their rhectoric, their would-of should-of could-of's) wherever they go. Always studying, but never able to arrive at full knowledge. I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. Let the DEAD bury their DEAD. We have much more LIFE to LIVE...

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Back in the Boat!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

This morning Pastor preached a very familiar text. Although I've heard it preached several times before and have even taught it myself, today he unlocked a powerful point that spoke directly to me.

The sermon title, was "Peter's Big Mistake" and the message text was Matthew 14:22-32 CEV. This is the story about Jesus' disciples out on a boat during a terrible storm and Peter's request for Jesus to call him to come to him, which would allow Peter to walk on water. Well, the part that got to me was verse 32, "When Jesus and Peter got into the boat, the wind died down."

Jesus gave the disciples the instruction to "get into a boat and start back across the lake." (vs. 22) Jesus being Omniscient knew that a storm was coming, but what's more important than a storm is the One who controls the storm. Although the disciples were terrified (vs. 26), Jesus said to them, "Don't worry! I am Jesus. Don't be afraid." (vs. 27) NOTE: He said don't be afraid, not get out of the boat! So when Peter got out of the boat and started walking on the water toward Jesus, he shifted his focus from the 'One Who Controls the Storm' to the storm. He began to sink then shouted "Save me, Lord!"(vs. 30)

For years whenever I've read this scripture, I focused attention on Peter's lack of faith, but today Rev. "flipped the script." Peter's primary issue was disobedience. What was Jesus' instructions? GET INTO A BOAT AND START BACK ACROSS THE LAKE!!! And when Peter began to sink, Jesus didn't walk him to the shore...where did they go? Jesus turned Peter around and they got into the boat with the other disciples! WOW!

As much as I would love to point a finger at Peter and say, "Really Dude?!" I cannot, because I too got out of the boat, walked on water for a little while then started sinking. I know full well what God has called me to do and I should've been "across the lake " A LONG TIME AGO, but for the past three months I've allowed "the events of life" to shift my focus. I know that the same Jesus who helped Peter can AND will help me...I just need to TRUST more and TRIP less!

With that being said, I AM BACK IN THE SPARK BOAT because I also need the support and encouragement of my SPARK Family and of course I'm ON TO THE NEXT ONE!

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9 NIV

  
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ATR_1983 2/17/2013 7:25PM

    Welcome back, I have not been on spark alot lately either I am making my way back. You can and will do it. Love ya and glad you are back on spark

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MUSTANG0421 2/17/2013 8:42AM

    I missed your posts. You have a spirit filled way of looking at this weight loss journey that is an inspiration. Thank you for the insight, and I'm glad you're back.

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D710DANCE 1/29/2013 9:22PM

    Thank you my beloved SPARK Fam'!!! emoticon emoticon

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RSSSLHB 1/29/2013 8:03AM

    emoticon back emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 1/28/2013 9:56PM

    You are right where you need to be with friends who love you and know the struggle.
Glad you're back home sis!

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Sonya

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PLATINUM755 1/28/2013 7:28PM

    Welcome back with this awesomely beautiful blog. Keep the focus, the instructions are simple just as you mentioned, believe in what you are doing and the boat will take you where you want to be. emoticon emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/28/2013 1:38AM

    emoticon you are back.so pleased to see you here love.you can so do this. so on to the next love.onwards and upwards or should i say downwards(with the scale that is) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MZPERSEVERANCE 1/27/2013 8:08PM

    Thanks Sis!!! I think we have all ABANDONED Ship (MAN overboard) only to lose footing and be sent back to our place of disobedience.

Love Ya,

Shipwrecked!!!!

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2008LYNN 1/27/2013 7:32PM

  TRUST more and TRIP less! I love that!

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MSROZZIE 1/27/2013 7:29PM

    Welcome back and keep the FAITH. Enjoyed reading your blog! emoticon

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D710DANCE 1/27/2013 7:20PM

    Thanks Kaye, I've missed you too!!! :)

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KAYEREADER 1/27/2013 7:16PM

    Welcome back. I've missed you!

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Reaping in the Field of "ON TO THE NEXT ONE"

Sunday, September 11, 2011

During worship our beloved Temple Choir ministered a song by Richard Smallwood entitled, "Those Who Sow in Tears SHALL Reap in Joy!" It is based on one of the Psalms which reads: "They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest." ~Psalms 126:6 NLT

Hearing this song particularly blessed me today, because for the past year or so I have been sowing in my tears. As a matter of fact, thanks to the "events of life", I have probably cried more in the past few months than I did when I was a baby...LOL!

However, I am oh so thankful for every tear that was shed because those tears have watered my "mustard-seed" faith in God to the point that it is now time to sing all loud and off-key as I reap the "harvest!"

EXACTLY 40 days from today (1o-21-2o11), one of the biggest-wildest-craziest-outlandish dreams that I ever dreamed WILL become a reality! No, I will not be a back-up dancer for Janet Jackson, nor will I receive Oprah's Red Dress (well, not yet anyway). Believe it or not, it's even better!!!

Little ol' ordinary D710DANCE will be in a position to effect change while God receives ALL of the glory (**details will be forthcoming on FB &/or Twitter **)! Like Pastor said this morning as he preached about doing greater works in Jesus' name (John 14:12-13 KJV), "God is doing something EXTRAORDINARY with the ORDINARY all we have to do is believe!"

Yeah Buddy I BELIEVE!!! As a matter of fact, I BELIEVE that God will "do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20)" or imagine or pray or journal or have the audacity to dream!

So, in other words...if you have been sowing in tears and are growing discouraged...DO NOT AND I REPEAT DO NOT get weary in well-doing! "At the proper time WE WILL reap a harvest if we DO NOT GIVE UP." (Galatians 6:9 NIV)

In the meanwhile, I'm STILL PRAYIN' and I'm most definitely ON TO THE NEXT ONE...

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"Verily, verily I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And WHATSOEVER ye shall ask in my name, THAT WILL I DO, that the Father may be GLORIFIED in the Son." ~John 14:12-13 KJV

  
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STORMIWEATHER 11/25/2011 10:47PM

    You are an inspiration, thanks for this wonderful blog. God knows what you need and when you need it.

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SWCHOICE 10/29/2011 4:39AM

    Thank you for this Blog! I see you posted this over a month ago, but I was lead to read it now and it speaks volumes in encouraging me TODAY! Looking forward to reaping in JOY!

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MRSRUBLE 9/18/2011 3:45PM

    I may have to come back to this blog weekly for encouragement, I was crying reading it. Thanks for always hitting it on the nose. God is so Great, his works never go unnoticed and his love never fails. Thanks Dee for being a willing and listening vessel. emoticon pink hugs my Soror and you are truly ontothenextone!!!! emoticon

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CIERAPOET 9/16/2011 3:26AM

    Tease! emoticon

That is such a BEAUTIFUL PICTURE! God is Extremely Faithful and I'm With You! I'm Getting Myself In Position for The Next Move. I know you are going to give us some wonderful news. I pray that God's Will Always Be done in Your LIfe On Earth As it Is In Heaven! In Jesus Name!
Enjoy the Victorious Harvest!
Blessings!
Deb
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JCL129 9/13/2011 3:53PM

    On point...and on time!
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RAVEN227 9/13/2011 2:16PM

    Can you say a perfect timing blog. I am sitting here discouraged and decided to stop by your page. You are awesome and I can not wait to hear your good news!

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D710DANCE 9/12/2011 7:56PM

    Thank you everyone for your encouraging comments...and you know that I will keep my SP family in the loop via a SP Blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LILSHINE 9/12/2011 7:31PM

    Amen!!! an awesome blog and very inspiring to me at this moment in time. You're awesome!!!

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PLATINUM755 9/12/2011 11:07AM

    Oh, you have give us non-Fb/Twitter folk more...(lol...Regardless on what it is, I'm so glad to hear that your perserverance is reaping a reward that you want...Continue to stay strong!

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AKAFIT 9/12/2011 10:57AM

    I am so proud of you and I have no doubt that God is blessing you for your perserverance and faith. I pray that God will continue to use your beautiful light to shine on the world and bring it inexpressible joy. Love you soror!

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LATINANYC 9/12/2011 8:57AM

    Amen Sister. Thank you for your blog. It is very inspiring. God Bless you my friend. :) emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 9/11/2011 9:59PM

    Praise God for his mighty works. I guess I'll miss out I don't facebook or tweet. But may God bless your journey!!!!! emoticon

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MZPERSEVERANCE 9/11/2011 9:30PM

    Can't wait to hear about the DOOR God is about to open this time. He is doing BIG things...BIG things!!!

Love ya.

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MUSTANG0421 9/11/2011 8:23PM

    Waiting to hear what wondrous work Gods will reveal through you.
You look terrific.

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SONYALATRECE 9/11/2011 7:24PM

    Awww soror! Give a sistah a hint...Praise His holy name for unspeakable joy!
I have missed you dearly.
Stay in touch and Sparkmail me your facebook contact info.


Sisterly,
Sonya

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KAYEREADER 9/11/2011 6:41PM

    Talk about a teaser....LOL. I am sure God's will will be done in all His awesome glory and I'm glad that whatever way He has prepared for you is being walked in by you with great anticipation and expectation!

Be blessed.

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LOVELY & UNLIMITED: A Tribute to Ms. Brenda Palmer (7/27/48-7/27/11)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

This blog is a tribute to the memory and legacy of my LOVELY and UNLIMITED Friend, "Mom" and Jewelry Designer Extraordinaire Ms. Brenda Palmer....mere words are unable to describe this remarkable Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt & Friend.

I am so thankful that God allowed our paths to cross last Spring at a jewelry party showcasing the handmade one-of-a-kind pieces that she and Jen, her daughter/my new baby sister had designed. In my opinion, jewelry made us friends, but love made us family because there was an instant bond and connection with both of these women.

Ms. Brenda was so beautiful, energetic, creative, athletic, youthful, health-conscious, warm-spirited and just an all around LOVELY person. So of course, I was in disbelief when Pancreatic Cancer had the audacity to knock on her door in early-December of last year.

As hard as Cancer tried to limit Ms. Brenda's spirit...it just never stood a chance! During her treatments I marveled at her unique fashion, unwavering fight and UNLIMITED FAITH.

She was always hopeful, always spirited, always positive, always beautiful...always LOVELY. Ms. Brenda made it a point to show up for her chemotherapy treatments with make-up and accessories, because she didn't want to "look like a cancer patient." **LOVE IT**

There are so many fabulous memories that I have of Ms. Brenda, but there is one "Philippians 4:8 Memory" that stands out, and that comes to mind often whenever I feel discouraged and/or feel like having a self-pity party...

One late afternoon when Jen was wrapping up her workday she received a call from Ms. Brenda. In a calm/matter-of-fact tone Ms. Brenda asked Jen if she could stop by on the way home? When Jen arrived, her Mom was making one of the signature designs from their Timeline Treasures Jewelry Line... an Edgy Couture. She had received the results of her CT scan which reported that the Cancer had spread to her liver, lungs and stomach!

On Jen's way home she called me to share this disheartening news...to say that we were floored would be an understatement, because we just knew that the Cancer was gone.

It took me a while to hear/understand/comprehend what she was saying...I was in complete and utter shock. Yes, I was taken aback by the report of the CT Scan, BUT did she really say that Ms. Brenda was making jewelry after receiving that kind of report????

While Jen continued to talk to me, I believe I had an Ally McBeal Moment, because I found myself talking to myself!

SELF: "Mmm...soooo life just handed Ms. Brenda a "lemon" and she turned it into 'LOVELY Lemonade'???"
SELF: "Yep, pretty much!"
SELF: "SERIOUSLY???!"
SELF: "Yep, that's what she said..."
SELF: "Can you imagine the fashion, fight and faith that Ms. Brenda has crafted into that necklace?!"
SELF: "I can only imagine!"

At that moment, I didn't care about the price, if it had matching earrings, the color combination, whether it was too long or short...I knew I had to have that LOVELY PIECE that represented Ms. Brenda's UNLIMITED PEACE!

Several weeks before Ms. Brenda passed she told me that she had given the necklace to Jen to give to me, but it was not for sale (end of discussion...please keep in mind that she was a fighter...LOL!), that it was a gift...my Christmas gift as a matter of fact. WOW!

Well, yesterday (7-27-11) on her 63rd Birthday Ms. Brenda received the best gift ever...the gift of eternal life as she was made whole and called home. And it was on her birthday that I received my LOVELY & UNLIMITED Christmas Gift (pictured below) that holds an oh so special place in my heart!

This necklace is so remarkably special, because it was made by a remarkably special woman and it will forever remind me that no matter what life hands me on this journey, to keep moving ON TO THE NEXT ONE and meditate on what is LOVELY!

Ms. Brenda will be missed, but her legacy lives on...and I am confident that she is in Heaven rejoicing and accessorizing all of the Angels' wings! ;-)

"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things [are] noble, whatever things [are] just, whatever things [are] pure, whatever things [are] LOVELY, whatever things [are] of good report, if [there is] any virtue and if [there is] anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things." ~Philippians 4:8 NKJV




  
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CEILIE2 8/11/2011 9:36PM

    Thank you for sharing your dear friend with us.
You will always have her in your heart.


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SHANNONB38 8/3/2011 6:19PM

    What an amazing story about an even more amazing woman. I am sure the angels are rejoicing up in Heaven. Thank you for sharing.

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AKAFIT 8/3/2011 10:24AM

    Thank you soror for that lovely tribute to a remarkable woman.

It is funny that God should bring me to this blog today. This was my memory scripture that I recited at our Bible Study Group last night. Philippians 4:8 holds a special place in my heart because it shows that whatever life throws our way, we must FIGHT to be reflect on what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable. Truly, darkness has no place in our life with the right mindset.

Ms. Brenda understood that to her very CORE and embodied that in her LIFE! RIP lovely lady. emoticon emoticon

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GODZDESIGN95 8/1/2011 1:14AM

    wow I am sorry. I have had to make lemon aid plenty of time. Not because of cancer but other health matters. I like her attitude did not want to look sick. Amen! She went to glory and before she went she knocked the devil upside his head by having a warrior attitude. Soon I will remember a dear friend who went to glory a year ago this upcoming month. May God strengthen us!!!

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BKWERM 7/31/2011 7:17AM

    I'm glad you told us about your special friend but I'm sorry to hear of her passing. The necklace will be a lovely reminder of your special friend and I'm glad that you have it.

Take care.

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PLATINUM755 7/30/2011 12:44PM

    I am so sorry for your loss...and this is a beautiful tribute to Ms. Brenda whose beauty continues to shine through your words. Thank you for sharing her with me. Hugs and prayers to you and her family!

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FLUTTERFLYLADY 7/29/2011 2:45PM

    What a beautiful and inspiring story. If only all of us could face life with such love and determination.

May you always keep Brenda close to you heart and be comforted by her memory.

God does shine light everlasting!

Barbara

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PAMMY222 7/29/2011 1:45PM

    God Bless! Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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JAZZID 7/29/2011 11:42AM

    D, that was a beautiful tribute to Ms. Brenda. Thank you for sharing... my thoughts are prayers emoticonare with Jen, you and her family... She is truly ok now...

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LATINANYC 7/29/2011 10:11AM

    This blog is so special and powerful. You are a woman of tremdous faith and I admire that in you. I'm sorry for your loss but I'm happy that you were able to meet such a wonderfully courageous person and have touch your life. May Ms Brenda rest in peace. God is Good. Amen.

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 7/29/2011 6:42AM

    I'm very sorry for your loss, but happy that God put Ms. Brenda in your life.

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ATR_1983 7/29/2011 1:10AM

    I am so sorry for your lost D. she will always be remebered and never forgotten. Prayer to you and her family

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MICKEYD4 7/29/2011 12:07AM

    I am very moved by this, so sorry for your lost.

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ROSEMARDORF 7/28/2011 11:59PM

  I am sorry for your loss!!! How special that necklace is!! Your friend is in heaven now!!
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LEN_VERSION32 7/28/2011 10:34PM

    Thanks for sharing!! You are right! She got the best gift ever! emoticon

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D710DANCE 7/28/2011 10:18PM

    Amen Soror...God is good! emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 7/28/2011 10:15PM

    My heart goes out to you all. I rejoice in such a remarkable gift God gave you...Ms. Brenda Palmer. Her birthday gift to be with God!!!
Wow! She was preparing your gift as God was preparing a place for her at His table (reflective pause)...AMEN!!!

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I Wish...(A Mini-Mini-Mini Blog)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

...I had enough time to visit every single friend's SP Page and leave them a comment and a goodie explaining how much their friendship, support and their own testimony means to me.

This journey to the "Making of DIVA D" has had some highs and lows, but through it all one thing is certain, my SPARK Family has always been there. I wish I had the time to express how much this site means to me, but there are not enough hours in the day. Just know that I love and appreciate every single one of you, especially my beloved CARDIO CONNOISSEURS!!!

I am also wishing/praying that THE EVENTS OF LIFE will begin to balance out soon, so that I can SPARK more and especially resume leading the CC Team in the way in which my heart desires. But in the meanwhile, please know that I think of you guys ALL THE TIME and am constantly praying for all of us to keep moving ON TO THE NEXT ONE!!!

"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy...being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:1-4;6 NIV

  
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GIRLINMOTION 7/29/2011 12:46AM

    HUGS

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RAD062010 7/16/2011 4:08PM

    Great Blog!

It is funny how having the support and attention of your fellow Sparkers can have such a huge effect!

You go girl.... (oh... sorry. you go DIVA.)

LOL

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GODZDESIGN95 5/24/2011 10:08AM

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KJOHNSON011 5/16/2011 12:53AM

    You are a very virtuous woman! You give me inspiration from your words of wisdom and the scriptures!

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SONYALATRECE 4/23/2011 5:45PM

    You keep inspiring the masses. Miss you on the Pretty Girls Team!!!
Love
Soror Sonya

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AKAFIT 4/22/2011 11:01AM

    We emoticon you too soror. You are an inspiration to so many people. I have loved seeing your shrink in size and GROW in fierce~ness. When I am feeling low, you are one of the people I look at to keep me moving ON TO THE NEXT ONE!

Stay encouraged my sister and know that your perserverance will reap a harvest!

I leave you with this: "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers (Galatians 6:9-10)." emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MY_TIME_2_SHINE 4/22/2011 1:21AM

    You are truly an inspiration!!! I have been watching your success for years now & I have always been moved by your spirit, attitude, determination, & your will to let go & let God change your life! It took some time for me to release my demons & to accept what I couldn't change & put all my faith in the right hands. I had to take it back to the basics as well, stop dwelling on it & give it over for good. That is the road that I am on right now. I'm so happy to be on it making progress finally! emoticon I love sparkpeople as well. Hang in there(which I know you will) emoticon emoticon. Many praises & blessings to you on your continued journey. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Christina

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1WALKINGMAN 4/22/2011 12:03AM

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ROSEMARDORF 4/21/2011 5:16PM

  Amen!! You are an awesome sp friend!! Thank you for your prayers!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIZZIECA55 4/21/2011 5:02PM

    Amen!

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RAD062010 4/21/2011 4:09PM

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