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I'm ON TO THE NEXT ONE...I mean THREE ;-)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Today begins week THREE of the Cardio Connoisseurs "I'm a COMPLETE 10 Challenge" www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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Then in less than THREE weeks, it's my Sorority's Founders' Day Luncheon where we are required to wear white. I intentionally bought a white dress smaller than my current dress size to motivate me to stay focused.

A few close friends know that I've been "under the weather" since December of 2009 and although, I'm getting better I am so very frustrated that I'm unable to workout like I dream about. It wasn't very long ago, that I was KILLING the fitness and doing 60-90 minutes of cardio a day PLUS strength training.

Well, as a result of recently talking to some dear friends...today as I was casting my nutrition and fitness vision for the week, I've decided to stop dwelling on the past and focus on what lies ahead. Which means:

~Revisit the THREE proven tools of my historic success: SPARK, Core Rhythms & Body for Life

~I've updated my ticker to reflect my goal in THREE weeks, and as I reach my goal I will reset my ticker for the next THREE weeks.

~Concentrate on doing THREE mini-workouts a day.

~Resume doing strength training at least THREE days a week.

~And never ever forget that I can eternally rely on the Holy THREE (that's the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) to see me through whatever challenge I may face...and I'm not just talking about the CC Challenge. emoticon

"No, dear brothers and sisters, I am STILL not all I should be, but I am focusing ALL my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead..." Philippians 3:13 NLT

I'm still ON TO THE NEXT ONE!!!

  
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MYDAUGHTERSMOM 2/9/2010 2:24PM

    I love that goal: weight a size 10 in 2010....and get the dress from OPRAH...that might be a tab bit difficult but I'd help too!
I love it. This is a goal of imagination and motivation. I am going right now to the basement and do some cardio....you rock and I am inspired if I get to continue to go back to my size 8s. I slipped back into old ways and went back to the 12s and 14s and it has been an ego blow...of course I feel like I am the biggest elephant on the block...just a thought. But it is the humbling myself back to good ways that it good and seeing you "want that dress" help.
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EMBRACINGME2010 2/5/2010 6:28PM

    You're such an inspiration. Keep it up 8-)

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MYDAUGHTERSMOM 1/28/2010 3:49PM

    I lost the first email I sent..so let me keep it simple: your rock even as you come back from the holidays....the most intense time of food addiction for most of our families and friends.....when I think I am living a life without using food for comfort...while I leave behind so many who do...I feel lonely. But I also feel as if I have renewed my sense of integrity and self love. So your program is awesome...in threes and that is a push towards using discipline like a diciple! WOW! I am only beginning the 'work'out part of the Spark program for me. Today, was my first day taking a 45 minute walk. I did it before work and that was a battle...work first or self care first? I choose the later and it was a glow all day. I did it for me! Me counts now. The best,
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ADVENTURGRL 1/26/2010 12:56PM

   

What an inspiration and Miracle you are!

Sending Blessings to you

BE

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SUSI_SINGS 1/26/2010 12:52AM

    I had so much fun reading your blog and your story, and I loved your picture on the Star of Louisville! You go, girl, and I'm comin' up right behind ya. emoticon Susi

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GODZDESIGN95 1/25/2010 5:34PM

    Father, son and holy ghost got your back! you can not lose with that! white dress hear she comes!

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ABBYLU 1/25/2010 12:10PM

    ~"And never ever forget that I can eternally rely on the Holy THREE (that's the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) to see me through whatever challenge I may face...and I'm not just talking about the CC Challenge."

LOVE IT! You can do it with Christ as your guide!

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LIZZIECA55 1/24/2010 8:20PM

    You have so many fans; it just tickles me to be one of them. I know you're not worried; you're doing great and your mindset is on key. Keep up the good work and press toward that Little White Dress. LOL!!!

Have a blessed and fantastic week.

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ATR_1983 1/24/2010 4:35PM

    I know you can and will fit into that white dress and you will be working it too. You are a complete 10. You inspire me with your dedication and hard work. This too shall pass. i got your back and we are on to the Next one! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CURVYCC 1/24/2010 4:12PM

    You will not only get in that white dress, you will work it. You are my inspiration.

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CHELLESDOINGR8 1/24/2010 4:03PM

    Deondra...I look forward to celebrating with you...as you wear that white dress...CONCEIVE, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE!!!

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GIRLINMOTION 1/24/2010 3:46PM

    As they say (who is they?), you should never put all your eggs in one basket. By breaking up your work outs, you may at least get one in a day (life/detours happen). My goal is at least 10 minutes of vigorous cardio a day, if I do more, that is a wonderful bonus. Minimums are a good way to go, for me at least.

HUGS

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LASVEGASLES 1/24/2010 3:02PM

    You WILL do this...just as you ALWAYS do the things you set your mind and WILL to do!!

I've got your back sistah sistah!!

Who in charge??

WE IN CHARGE!!

ON TO THE NEXT ONE (indeed)!!

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BIGDAD1211 1/24/2010 2:51PM

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So long as you have a plan, you are on the road to that white dress!
I know you can do it my friend!
In Jesus Name
Greg

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WAY2WIN 1/24/2010 2:49PM

    You can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you - So we know you can do it!!! emoticon

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TJOI214 1/24/2010 2:13PM

    Don't worry about it D, you are moving your mindset in the right direction. We are going to get in week 3,4,5 and on and on... I have your back!

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KAYEREADER 1/24/2010 2:09PM

    I'm sure you'll do it!

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A Complete and PERFECT "10" ~ NOTHING IS WANTING

Thursday, December 31, 2009

According to www.biblestudy.com, the number ten symbolizes "the perfection of Divine order, commencing, as it does, an altogether new series of numbers. The first decade is the representative of the whole numeral system, and originates the system of calculation called "decimals," because the whole system of numeration consists of so many tens, of which the first is a type of the whole.

Completeness of order, marking the entire round of anything, is, therefore, the ever-present signification of the number ten. It implies that NOTHING IS WANTING; that the number and order are perfect; that the whole cycle is complete."

For me 2010 will be a year of completion and perfection on a different level.

As I reflect on 2009, I remember it as a year of so many wonderful highs (i.e. paying off my SUV, being a testimonial in "The SPARK", my Godson getting a cell phone, my professional accomplishments at work and just being gainfully employed in this economy, finding "love" and losing "love" [yes, that was a highlight], FACEBOOK, and growing closer to my loved ones and friends) and then there were the lows (that shall remain anonymous...LOL), which I am grateful for because they helped me to grow and they were even the inspiration for this blog.

So on this New Year's Eve as I think about making my resolutions for 2010, there are so many things I could outline. Yes, I want to reach my "Own Slim" and get that RED DRESS, run a mini-marathon, be financially free, professionally successful, publish my book, complete the grief cycle, relax more, further develop some important relationships and so on and so on...

BUT more importantly, in the New Year, I resolve to be a PERFECT 10, in my Spiritual life with NOTHING IS WANTING...and to not "worry about [my] life, what [I] will eat or drink; or about [my] body, what [I] will wear. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and [trusting that] all these things will be given to [me] as well." Matthew 6: 25a,33 NIV

To put it simply, my New Year's resolution is just to grow closer to GOD, follow the plan HE has for me and to "[t]rust in the LORD with all [my] heart; and lean not unto [my] own understanding. In all [my] ways acknowledge Him, and [know that] He shall direct [my] paths." Proverbs 3: 5,6 KJV

To my dear SPARK Family, I wish that you too may have a complete and PERFECT "10" in 2010 with NOTHING is WANTING and whatever your resolutions may be, please know that GOD has a plan for you as well **HUGS**

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29: 11 NIV

HAPPY COMPLETE and PERFECT NEW YEAR with NOTHING IS WANTING!!!

  
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PRINCESSLSH 7/10/2010 3:14PM

    Wow this is an absolutely fabulous post, that makes me think. I knew 2010 was a special year for me, because I have never lost 1 pound let alone 20 or more pounds by just exercising and eating somewhat good. I've always tried the fab diet or some kind of gimmick, just so I wouldn't have to work hard to lose the weight. For some reason this year has been different and I'm so proud of myself. I can't wait to see what the future holds for me.

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BRENDAB49 2/28/2010 11:17AM

    I just read this it is a awesome post. I understand where you are as well as understand where you are going. Yes I want to be a perfect ten, I also want to get into a pretty dress with a new figure too. This year the ten will happen. God has already shown me the way I just need to stay on point and stay focused. Because he does know the plans that he has for me before I was formed in the womb. AMEN!!!!
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LATINANYC 1/13/2010 2:10PM

    Awesome post. Here's to a fabulous 2010!

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BEAUTYNTRAINING 1/11/2010 3:05PM

    I love this post! As I was contemplating on what I really desire for myself in 2010, I came up with going to law school, reach my desired weight, go to church and so on. But I realized that when I do things on my own I still feel a little incomplete. Your post is exactly what couldn't express into words.

Thanks D-
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JAZZID 1/10/2010 8:40PM

    Thanks for this blog... emoticon ~ Dee ~

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GODZDESIGN95 1/1/2010 10:10PM

    Amen and I recieve it 100%.

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CURVYCC 1/1/2010 4:39PM

    Here's to he Perfect '10

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GIRLINMOTION 1/1/2010 11:59AM

    You already are a perfect 10 in God's eyes and in mine.

May you find all you are looking for in the year ahead!

Hugs, Sonia

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SHORTYGETFIT 1/1/2010 9:36AM

    You know I had to come over here and take a peep. Too funny how great minds think alike, Jeremiah 29:11 has been here and on my AOL signature for a few months now. I bought a picture a few months ago and was supposed to hang it in the bathroom last night so that I could have it to reflect on when I wake up in the morning, that daily reminder....long story; I slept the New Year in (no liquor or drama involved) all health related. However, on to the next one right? I will get it up today and begin my journey... of making the most of this life!

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DONNAEWMS 1/1/2010 2:14AM

    You provide me and others with so much inspiration!
May God continue to bless and keep you as we sail
through 2010 being a "perfect 10."

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2008LYNN 12/31/2009 10:54PM

  "the perfection of Divine order" - NOTHING IS WANTING
Now that's powerful stuff. And I accept!

You've provided the theme for my 2010 page. Thank you for being an inspiration to me since the day I joined this site!

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KAYEREADER 12/31/2009 10:35PM

    Happy New Year Diva!

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TNLONGHORN 12/31/2009 5:39PM

    Happy New Year! I'm looking for a "10", too.

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LYNNSULLIVAN1 12/31/2009 5:23PM

    Hi - One of the affirmations I had on my vision board for 2009 was... I am perfect, Whole and complete.
I think I will use it again this year. It is something good to remind myself of.
Have an amazing year.
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BIGDAD1211 12/31/2009 4:14PM

    I love your Blog!
Have A blessed 2010!
In Jesus Name
Greg
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MZPERSEVERANCE 12/31/2009 4:03PM

    Soror...wow...God has us at the same place..I got divorced, the found LOVE..and I too had to let LOVE GO!! Because it was out of order...out of his will, but even in letting it go..Im blessed, because I had it!!! 09 has been an amazing year and 2010 is going to blow my mind!!! The next time I find LOVE its for keeps, because its going to be IN ORDER...Here's to a Perfect 10..nothing lacking, nothing incomplete

Love you girl

Happy New Year

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ATR_1983 12/31/2009 3:17PM

    Great Blog D. I wish you a happy New year and a great 2010

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BRENDAF761 12/31/2009 3:13PM

    I really enjoyed reading your blog! Best wishes for a fantastic 2010! TAke Care-Brenda emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BUTTERFLYWINGZ 12/31/2009 2:18PM

    I love that :) - Here's to a "10" kind of year!!!

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From the WALL to the ROCK: A Blog within a Blog

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I am so thankful for the fact that I know GOD's Word is powerful and timely, otherwise I would believe that my Pastor has me under surveillance (LOL!).

Anyway, Rev. Cosby is currently doing a series entitled, "The Grinches that Almost Steal Christmas" and one of the two sermons that he preached today was about being "Overwhelmed".

The scripture for this sermon was Psalm 61: 1-8 KJV and he defined overwhelmed as "to feel bewildered and belittled by the complexities and challenges of life." WHOA...so true and it completely describes how I've been feeling for the past few months...complexities and challenges like friends battling cancer, the "Bank Incident" with my SUV, projects at work, the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, missing Lisa, not being able to SPARK with the CC's and the Bahama Mamas, my untimely responses to the posts on my SP page and all of my SP Goodies, and so on and so on...

It seems like only yesterday that I was blogging about being "On the wall and I [COULD] NOT come down!" I was soooooo motivated and knew that beyond a shadow of a doubt I would be at my goal weight by the close of 2009...Here's the link: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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Well, now here I am with less than a few weeks away from the end of the year and as it relates to my goals, I am not where I had hoped to be, partly because I have been bewildered and belittled by the "complexities of life."

So am I having a pity party or kicking myself??? Mmmmmm NEGATIVE! Instead, I have gone BACK to BASICS and have evaluated the following:

1. Where am I?
2. Where do I need to be?
3. What do I need to do to get there?

Listed below are the key points from today's message, "GOD's Answer[s] to an Overwhelmed Heart", which perfectly connect with my BACK to BASICS points from above:

1. *Accept the fact that you are helpless.* Which to me means that I cannot control everything and everybody. I need to chill out on my quest to perfection, it IS NOT going to happen!

2. *Break life down into manageable parts.*
"Yesterday is for learning. Tomorrow is for leaning. Today is for living."

3. *Know where to turn.* I am blessed to know JESUS and the power of prayer (there's no better place to turn). Plus, I have such an awesome support system through my family, friends, co-workers and SPARK (both through my SPARK Friends/Teams and my SPARK Tools) and I need to lean on them a little more.

In March, I was on the WALL, but moving forward I am standing even more firmly on the ROCK. This "lifestyle-change-thing" is not just about me hitting a number on the scale or a size in my closet, but it's my ministry. So, I may not be at my goal weight by the end of the year and to tell the truth, I don't know when I'll hit it...but this I do know...I will get there and I want my experience/testimony to be a blessing to others who are also on this journey!!!

Finally, along the way, I will keep trusting in the LORD, because HE is the rock that is higher than any complexity or challenge that life may throw my way...AMEN!

"Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61: 1,2 KJV

  
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MSFITDIAMONDS 4/19/2010 12:12PM

    Wow GOD is all about timing and I read that just on time. Thanks and keep it going you are doing great.

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LASVEGASLES 1/10/2010 8:20PM

    That was very powerful and inspiring sis! Thanks for putting it out there and not keeping it to yourself...

Love YOU!

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GODZDESIGN95 12/19/2009 1:43PM

    what a word. I may take a part of your blog and add it to signature. Thanks I needed to read this.

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RAVEN227 12/18/2009 11:19AM

    Deondra, thanks for this blog. I am being overwhelmed right now and your blog has been a blessing to me.

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CURVYCC 12/14/2009 5:51PM

    I NEEDED THIS BLOG TODAY. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!!!

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AZMOM1 12/14/2009 4:23PM

    Deondra, great to hear some of the 'ol spark back in your speech! Sounds like you are back on track!

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CIBROOKS 12/14/2009 3:26PM

  Amen!!!

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JCARDINAL 12/14/2009 12:57PM

    I love a woman with a plan! You are so inspiring and I know you will reach your goals.

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DIATOM 12/14/2009 11:17AM

    You are always so eloquent and inspiring, even in during overwhelming times. You have a plan. You will make it through this and through other challenging times in the future.

Take time for yourself.

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CICI510 12/14/2009 10:08AM

    Amen GF!! I have struggled with the same things and really needed to hear this today. Thank you so much for posting! God bless!!

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KAT573 12/14/2009 7:52AM

    WOO! Yes!! You are moving on and UP! Wonderful and well written blog! You GO, girl, with HIM!
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1WALKINGMAN 12/14/2009 12:07AM

    Thank you ever so much for these words. I have been there many times and hope that I can forever remember that yesterday is for learning, tomorrow is for leaning and today is for living. emoticon

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NOEILAND 12/13/2009 10:27PM

    I hear you! Life can be so overwhelming, sometimes, meltdowns have become a daily episode in my life!

I like your 3 key points and hopefully will HELP me get through these rough times. Thanks, and although we don't have much contact anymore, you're still my dearest sparkfriend.

love ya!
Noei

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LIZZIECA55 12/13/2009 10:03PM

    Girl, you BETTER testify!!! I was always taught that we are overcome by our testimony and you give some really good ones. Amen. This IS your ministry and you have an audience that is clinging to every word.

Keep on bringing it to us; we need to hear what you have to say.

BBlessed, my little sister.

Lizzie

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TILLIS47 12/13/2009 9:26PM

  Thank u for those encourage words, I am not where i want to be thank the lord i am not where I use to be. Thank u for those encourage word together we will reach our goal.

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VEEJAY3 12/13/2009 9:21PM

    Here you go sweetie:

http://www.youtube.
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KYANN402 12/13/2009 8:45PM

    You've said so well exactly how I am feeling lately. Overwhelmed - bewildered and belittled by the complexities of life. Exactly! Your questions are exactly what I must ask myself. Thank you for this blog.

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MILDOLLARSMILE 12/13/2009 8:40PM

    Hello there Beautiful!!!! Your blogs always inspire me and make me think more about what I need to be doing. I myself have been way overwhelmed with things. this is exactly what I needed to hear...God is our rock and he has our life in his control...Keep up the good work girl. You will get to where you want to be...luvs ya bunches!!!

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RUNNER4LYFE 12/13/2009 8:23PM

    Love the questions!! The answers are very introspective to each of us! Good luck on ur life long journey and may God Bles U! emoticon

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ATR_1983 12/13/2009 8:21PM

    D, i love your blogs as always, i have been overwhelmed myself lately. I am no where near where I wanted to be by now but I know I will get there eventually. God has a plan and I know it will happen. Keep up the great work. Love ya. Hope you are enjoying your day.

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GONABFIT 12/13/2009 8:10PM

    Thank you. This is exactly what I needed! I have been going through a rough patch of frustrations etc... but I KNOW GOD has it all under control. So I lean on Him and let him handle it. This too shall pass AND the battle isn't even ours! :-D

Have a great day!

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This is the DAY that the Lord has made...I don't care if it's Friday the 13th!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Today, Friday the13th and not at all by coincidence, is the opening of the new apocalyptic movie “2012”. December 21, 2012 (12-21-12), is predicted to be Earth’s expiration date. Obsessive fear has overtaken thousands of people around the world who believe that the end of the world, is a little more than three years away.

Dr. Mark Hitchcock says in an article for CBN, “2012 Predictions Provoke Media Storm”, “Books on 2012 are flying off the shelves. Network news, cable channels, and major Internet outlets are featuring programs and articles on the 2012 phenomenon.”

Just a Few Examples:

History Channel: “Decoding the Past—Doomsday 2012: The End of Days”
History Channel: “The Lost Book of Nostradamus and 2012”
AOL News: “Thousands Expect Apocalypse in 2012”
ABC News: “Will the World End in 2012? Thousands Worldwide Prepare for the Apocalypse, Expected in 2012”
Fox & Friends: “It’s the End of the World: Mayan Calendar Ends in 2012”
Geraldo Rivera (Fox News): “Fact or Fiction: Will the World End in 2012?”
USA Today: “Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse”
Los Angeles Times: “Many gather to ponder end of Maya days”
New York Post: “2012: The End is Nigh!”
U.S. News and World Report: “Apocalypse 2012: Are the Final Days Coming Soon? New Doomsdayers Adapt a Mayan Prediction”
Newsweek: “2012: A Y2K for the New Age”

The devil uses his favorite tool, the media, to invoke paralytic fear in us. If it’s not 2012, it’s the swine flu. If it’s not the swine flu, it’s threats of terrorist attacks. If it’s not threats of terrorist attacks, it’s identity fraud. And the list goes on. But the Bible says…

You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; Psalm 91: 5,6,11 (NIV)

And

… no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. Matthew 24:36 (NLT)

You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected. Matthew 24:44 (NLT)

Sherrie (this is one of my good friends and church members)

For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are. Hebrews 4:12 (NLT)

NOTE: I would like to add that as a Christian, I do not believe in Superstition, chance or luck. I know that GOD has a plan and HIS plan is actualized according to HIS will. That is why Friday the 13th, an open umbrella indoors or a black cat in my path has no special significance to me. Amen :)

  
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CIBROOKS 11/16/2009 2:32PM

  Amen!!! I'm so glad u put this out there so many people live in a daily fear of shoulda coulda woulda...Well if that is the case cut the fear out and get your life right.

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ORGANIKBEAUTY 11/16/2009 12:01PM

    Amen! I'm loving that! emoticon

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DANNIELLEFIT 11/16/2009 4:24AM

    I totally agree with you. As Christians, we are told that no one knows when the end of the world is and that is why we should stay close to God and not stray away. I am at a stage in my life were I know that no one can and will be able to predict the end of the world and I don't pay that much attention when anyone tries to.

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BOOPBETTY7 11/15/2009 10:47PM

    emoticon on being the motivator today. You have it right on for the scripture and the ending time no one but the Lord knows. Ha them news guys think they can sell it no matter what they print/. We that Call ourselves Christians know and see through that. Amen all!!! Blessings on your weight loss journey may we get there together. That is hit the emoticon !!! Yeah I want to be there how about you? emoticon

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LADY_KATHY 11/14/2009 11:31AM

    Love it.. AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 11/14/2009 9:30AM

    Amen!
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Great new profile pic too! Looking good!

Myrna

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LORRAINE10141 11/14/2009 7:11AM

    Well said. Congratulations on being MOD. You're an inspiration with that phenomenal amount of weight loss. It encourages all of us who are walking the same road. Enjoy the journey. :)

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ABEPAULCON 11/13/2009 9:50PM

    Hi

If God has not told Jesus when that time is

What makes man think that he knows when that time will be?

Every think in God timing

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GIRLINMOTION 11/13/2009 8:29PM

    Remember the fear the media put into everyone for the year 2000? Also, if there is any destruction it will all be man made because of greed which is causing global warming?

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CHRYS13 11/13/2009 7:40PM

    Amen!

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AXISLADY 11/13/2009 6:14PM

    Amen and Amen - enuf said!

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D710DANCE 11/13/2009 2:16PM

    Everyone, thank you for your comments. I would like to add that as a Christian, I do not believe in Superstition, chance or luck. I know that GOD has a plan and HIS plan is actualized according to HIS will. That is why Friday the 13th, an open umbrella indoors or a black cat in my path has no special significance to me. Amen :)

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LEAN-N-LEXY 11/13/2009 1:57PM

    Saw the title of your blog at FIWC and just HAD to stop by.

When I woke my husband this morning, I said: "Good Friday morning," (I usually announce the day for him to help him keep track). I paused and added, "Friday the 13th, Lucky Friday the 13th. Named so for the number of people at the Last Supper when God's plan was put into motion. Others want to say it's unlucky, but God's plan fell into place exactly as it should have been, so why shouldn't this day be lucky?"

Psalm 91 is one of my favorites.

This 2012 paranoia is as ridiculous as the paranoia that grew about the year 2000. And we all know what came of that.

What's funny is that one of my non-Christian "friends" is always declaring that she won't follow a fear based path, meaning Christianity. Yet she is the one who has been continually posting Facebook messages promoting fear about Swine flu and vaccination contaminations, government control and 2012-type things. I live in no fear of those things because I am comforted by my relationship with God, His Son and where I stand, yet she is constantly in fear.

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SUZYSPARKLES 11/13/2009 12:51PM

    So True! The Devil delights in all of this! We must keep our thoughts on the Lord and that we are saved by grace! My trust is in the Lord, and knowing this gives me a great outlook on Life!

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BIGDAD1211 11/13/2009 12:28PM

    Wow! I didn't even consider that it is the 13th until you posted this blog.
You are so correct when you say that the enemy uses the media to spread fear and confusion among the world! Even some of the elect are believing in this stuff instead of trusting in God's word. It is funny how people seem to know more about God's world than God does!
Thank you for this post

Hosea 4:6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

In Jesus Name
Greg

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I BELIEVE (Day 9)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Reason # 9 “I believe in God because of personal evidence.”

“This is what the Bible calls a ‘still small voice.’ If we listen with an open heart and mind we will find God. There is something in us that leads us to face the inevitability of a creator; that there is something unique and valuable within us. Pascal once said, ‘Within every man there is a God-shaped void.’ Also, Augustine’s prayer reminds us that, ‘Thou has created us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.’ “

Don Waddell – “Why I believe in God 9 non-biblical reasons”

For the truth about God is known to them instinctively. God has put this knowledge in their hearts. From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God.

Romans 1:19-20 (NLT)

If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me. I will be found by you," says the LORD.

Jeremiah 29:13-14 (NLT)

Sherrie

For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are. Hebrews 4:12 (NLT)

  
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-PAULA 11/1/2009 5:19PM

    Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Paula

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W104TCH 10/30/2009 1:42PM

    AMEN SIS. THANKS FOR THIS

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MJRVIC2000 10/30/2009 10:23AM

    It is only by faith in Jesys Christ that we can "seek and find; ask and receive, knock and the door be opened to us" Matt 7:7-8.

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