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One-Word Bio

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone?


Your hair?

Your mother?

Your father?

Your favorite thing?

Your dream last night?

Favorite drink?

What room are you in?

Your hobby?

Your fear?

Where do you want to be in 6 years?

Where were you last night?

Something that you aren't?


Wish list item?

Last thing you did?

What are you wearing?

Your pets?


Your life?

Your mood?
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Missing someone?

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Your car?

Something you're not wearing?

Your favorite store?

Your favorite color?

When is the last time you cried?

Where do you go over and over?
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Favorite place to eat?
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Favorite place I'd like to be right now?

This isn't as easy as it looks. It's really hard to say what you want to in one word. It's good discipline, though. Give it a try.

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KNEWMETODAY 11/3/2012 12:20PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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BELDONDOG1 10/26/2012 11:21PM

    Janet? Remarkable!

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TXMEMAW6 10/26/2012 10:39AM

    Very interesting. Not easy to do, either. Great job!!
Take good care of yourself this weekend!
Hugz, Sharon

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JAXMOMMY 10/25/2012 10:24PM

    Always interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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ESILBO 10/25/2012 5:55PM

    emoticon JANET. I DID IT, NOT EASY.
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IMAVISION 10/25/2012 12:55PM

    I enjoyed reading your answers.

I found some of my answers to be so easy & then one to be impossible to give in just one word.

God bless!

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MASTERPIECE8 10/25/2012 11:08AM

    Love it. Saw Kathy's and now yours. Time for me!!

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IOWAGRAMMA 10/25/2012 9:47AM

    I have looked at this a few times and I still don't think I can do a one word answer to a lot of them. Great job!! Love, Jeannie

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YOBETHIE 10/25/2012 7:59AM

    Looks like you gave it alot of thought! Fun!

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SPEEDY143 10/25/2012 2:24AM

    Always nice to know my SparkFriends a little bit better emoticon

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JINLYNN 10/25/2012 12:16AM

    Interesting Janet - thanks for sharing. Now I feel I know a little bit more about you.

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JILL313 10/25/2012 12:13AM

    Really interesting Janet. . .and I'd have a hard time doing this myself. I feel I know you a little better, which I love. Take care and God Bless.



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Be Careful What You Dream

Friday, October 05, 2012

Yesterday I read Cock-Robin's blog Dreams and Nightmares. I told him I would write a blog inspired by that and share my long-time dream. I don't want to because I see now what a pathetic, selfish, sad thing it really was.
Okay then, I said often and for years that my dream was to own a library where I could read all the time and have food delivered to me every day so I could eat all I wanted, no matter how fat I got, because I would never go out and no one would come in.
Is that not the sickest, most selfish thing you ever heard?! But as I look around, I realize I could almost describe my life like that right now. Between Amazon and the public library, I have every-thing I want to read. And until sometime in May, I went to Walmart and various restaurants and fast food places many of which are within a 2 block radius of my house, any time I wanted. I live alone in a senior apartment building. So I could just sit and veg all the time. And I did.
I was living the dream. (NIGHTMARE!)
I hit my highest weight ever, and my health was starting to head south. I was diagnosed with diabetes, my knees were beginning to give out on me, and except for my family, I had gotten pretty reclusive. Oh, yes. I had the dream.
But in May things started to change. For months I had been completely unable to get a hold on my eating. I was just stuffing it in with both hands and no end in sight, except an unhealthy one. But now I began to eat healthier and slowly lost 5 lbs. And though my knees were hurting, I began to walk around my building.
And at the end of May, my daughter, IMSOOZEEQ introduced me to SparkPeople. I signed up, but then ignored it for a week. But something drew me back. And since that time I have cleaned up my eating, begun to exercise more, joined a gym, and lost almost another 40 lbs. emoticon
But even more than that, I am spending more time with friends, not just here in the building, but going out to lunch, and shopping. I am going to church regularly and am reaching out in ministry to others. I may soon resume teaching a Bible Study. I'm visiting Spark every day and getting involved with Sparkfriends.
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Thank you SparkPeople and all my Teams. You may have saved my life, you've certainly made it more fulfilling.
So what is my point? Be careful what you dream and what you say. You may get it. emoticon
God bless you all! Keep Sparking.

Here's the song that Cock-Robin put on his blog. I love it and hope you enjoy it. -KFAa40kZ30

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BEESPARKLE 2/21/2013 10:55AM

    Great Blog and a new you in thinking! emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/25/2012 4:42PM

    Wow! I am so impressed by how far you have come and so quickly. What an incredible role model you have become! Keep up the great work. You've inspired my path with your story. Am a freggie lover and am enjoying a couple very clean days where freggies have, indeed, been the main attraction in my life. Have a great week and keep up the great work! Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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FLYINGPIGS165 10/18/2012 11:58AM

    This was a super blog entry! I am so thankful that you are here to get healthy and inspire us all. I am certainly inspired by you and your encouragement is priceless emoticon

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SAINTBETH 10/15/2012 11:01AM

    I can identify with your dream library. But isn't it great to feel good about getting out now? Your journey and mine are very similar. We can do this!

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NOWELLE76 10/8/2012 2:04AM

    That was a great blog... I guess I have dreams like that sometimes.. like eating all the ice cream and eating it everyday kind of stuff. I guess that's one that somewhat came true for me and probably pushed me the last 10 pounds from 335 to 345 :( hehe... I love ice cream. Anyways... I've lost 56 pounds but still love ice cream.

So glad to hear that you were inspired to become more social again because I think being social is a must when trying to lose weight. I certainly can't do it alone either and the more balance including social outings that I get, the better that I feel.

RYN: you posted a comment on my blog a few weeks back stating "welcome to twoterville"... wait, I think I just got that.. welcome to the 200s? Thanks :)

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IMSOOZEEQ 10/7/2012 7:27PM

    Mom, I am so glad you are here and that you are living life outside! emoticon And although I have a very long journey to take, I am so glad that I am here. I am starting to see that I can do it and that I will get to my goal! Thanks for traveling with me!

Love you!


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HOLLYM48 10/7/2012 9:37AM

    Thanks for sharing your dream/nightmare! It is so true that you have to be careful what you wish for but it sounds like you are on the right path now. Congrats on your weight loss and good luck in the future with your sparking and getting back into life! emoticon

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JAOTAO 10/7/2012 9:32AM

    Thank you for your heartfelt story. It rings very true. Yes, we can create our own worst realities just by dreaming. Blessing to you on your road to wholeness. emoticon emoticon

Jackie O

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PATTYCAKE17 10/7/2012 8:53AM

    sometimes our dreams do not turn out so perfectly in real life which is why so many of them remain just visions. As we live and learn and grow, we outgrow our old ideas and get better ones. can't wait to hear your new dreams.. I think they will be much more active and fun, in keeping with the new person you've become. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JILL313 10/6/2012 12:24AM

    Glad that awful dream you had and lived are long past you. . .You sound so much healthier, both mentally and physically, since you've been on Spark!! I am so happy for you as you are an inspiration to me and many others. You're now enjoying Life and that has to be thrilling. You actually look good to me judging by your picture. Continue onward dear friend. I'm so glad your new and wonderful dream has become you're reality now!!

Hugs & Love,


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IOWAGRAMMA 10/5/2012 8:14PM

    Oh, told your story straight from your heart! What a wonderful testimony to your progress and I thank you so much for sharing it with all of us! Best to you, and let's keep moving forward and reach our goals of a wonderfully healthy life! Love, Jeannie
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KADYSMOM11 10/5/2012 7:03PM

    I am so proud of you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BELDONDOG1 10/5/2012 6:24PM

    Your dream of your lifetime reminded me of an old "Twilight Zone" starring Burgess Meredith. He wanted nothing more than to read and be left alone. The world ended and he was the only person alive and of all things, stuck at the library with all these books around him. He was in heave!. He started looking for his glasses and found them---except the lens were all broken. Watch what you dream for and what you wish for. I enjoyed your blog and thanks for helping me remembering this old TV show. (hugs) Noel

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MASTERPIECE8 10/5/2012 12:22PM

    Janet, this is a wonderful blog. You are an inspiration. I'm so happy for you AND guess what. I absolutely love to read too. I'm great friends with Amazon.

Best wishes for your continued success.


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IMAVISION 10/5/2012 11:27AM

    What a wonderful account of success.

God bless!

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MTNGRL 10/5/2012 11:00AM

    What a great blog!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KIMPY225 10/5/2012 9:44AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

I am glad you are here! Sometimes dreams vs reality really show us what life is all about! I am glad you are making healthier choices!

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ROXYZMOM 10/5/2012 8:35AM

    Congratulations on looking back and realizing what you were doing, and having the courage to envision a new dream and move forward! You have come so far on so many levels! Your a great inspiration!
Thank you for sharing!

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YOBETHIE 10/5/2012 7:31AM

    So true! I am so glad you have found a new dream!

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LADYBUG546 10/5/2012 12:38AM

    emoticon this is very true

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If you're over 30 you'll want to read this, maybe even if you're not.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

I bought a Vogue magazine this morning. There was an article about a 101 year old woman. She said she had taught a class in Jewish humor. Here is one of her--apparently true--stories.
The mother of a famous daughter was being interviewed. The interviewer said, "You're very young looking, how old are you."
The woman said, "I'm 48."
The interviewer said, "But your daughter is 52."
She answered, "Well, she leads her life; I lead mine." emoticon

So, on my next birthday, I'll be 50. You might say, but your daughter is 45. And I will say,
"Well, she leads her life, and I lead mine."

I'm not going to leave my Over 60 team, though. They won't mind having a 50-year-old member.

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STRIVERONE 2/21/2013 9:11PM

    Hi EatVegan,

Your entry took me back about fifty years.

I was a little kid and we were on the way to visit Grandma. I asked my mother "How old are you?" She said "Nineteen". Later at dinner, she said in answer to someone else' question, "I got my license when I was twenty-five." I jumped in with "But you said you're nineteen. You lied." That happened in the early 1960s. Laws have changed since then, but my face still hurts when I remember that slap.

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BEESPARKLE 2/21/2013 10:58AM

    I like this. Now I undersatnd your quote on your page now.

Funny and so cute!

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HI-NRG 11/17/2012 2:54PM

    Now I understand your comment on your Spark page. I wasn't sure if someone was picking on you or what. You are too cute! (Or I am just that slow!)

By the way, I hope you didn't mind receiving a turkey goodie. I forgot you're vegan. I'll make it up to you, I'll send you some broccoli for Christmas ( Unless, of course, you're Jewish then I'll try again for the New Year ).

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IMAVISION 10/6/2012 1:00PM


I enjoyed that; however, I choose to continue to claim "29 & Holding!" emoticon

God bless!

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CATHGREEN8 10/1/2012 10:06PM

    Now, I believe you should ADD ten years...cause I look great for a 62 year old...not so good for a 42 year old....

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2BFITKAT 10/1/2012 9:42PM

    Once this weight comes off I am subtracting 10 years...Its only fair!...:D

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COLIBRI1 9/27/2012 1:36AM

    Beautiful! I love it!

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CRYSALLIS1 9/25/2012 11:02PM

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FLYINGPIGS165 9/20/2012 11:28AM

    What a great idea!

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YOBETHIE 9/15/2012 9:41AM

    FUN! emoticon

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JULESRULES78 9/14/2012 10:01AM

    Wonderful! I love it!

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ASHAIXIM 8/31/2012 1:24PM

    My hairdresser told me when I reached 40 I could start counting backwards. I'm 34 now :D

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PATTYCAKE17 8/20/2012 12:12PM

    Loved this little story. thanks for sharing. I shared it with someone too. emoticon emoticon

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WOLFCHILD8 8/7/2012 7:02PM

  Very good outlook, but would hate to have missed the years since. Love ya anyway.

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MASTERPIECE8 8/7/2012 4:50PM

    Love it! Mom told me 'Once you're 16 you become my sister.' I was her 'sister' for many years!

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KNEWMETODAY 8/7/2012 12:03AM

    I think I was there once, and I like here better. I weighed more then!! :)


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JAXMOMMY 8/6/2012 12:00PM

    Thanks for sharing Janet! Women are great!!

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THE_COUNTESS 8/6/2012 9:41AM

    I L-O-V-E this!

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SUZRAI 8/5/2012 12:12PM

    I love it! I keep telling my oldest daughter she is getting as old as me, now I will use this line!
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FRESKA 8/4/2012 8:58PM

    emoticon cute story! :) :)

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BELDONDOG1 8/4/2012 8:27PM

    Okay, Janet, we now can change the team name to "Saying we're 50, with 100 or more pounds to lose". Very cute story!! My sister always lied about her age. Then her boys were in their early 20's and knew that their mom was NOT in her early 30's.
See, I never lie about my age. I will be turning 42 in Oct. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!. Thanks, Janet! (hugs) Noel emoticon

Baby of the team. lol

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KADYSMOM11 8/4/2012 5:54PM

    hahaha! so cute! Love it! emoticon emoticon

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    Janet, I will never tell, I think I will join you !!!
Hugs, Gail

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JILL313 8/4/2012 2:28PM

    Janet, so you're really the new 50 now!! How awesome and fun that is. Age is just a # and it depends on if a person is young at heart or not. I enjoyed reading this. . .



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GERIKRAGH 8/4/2012 1:03PM

    I'll have to remember this!

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TUBLADY 8/4/2012 12:31PM

    Very funny. I won't leave the team either. Even though I get taken for under 60 regularly. Have to show my ID at stores when I request senior discount. Don't bother me. I could be telling that story for my oldest daughter is 52.
Take it easy. It's going to be very hot in Salem today,
Stay positive.
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CRISSYP4 8/4/2012 9:55AM

    emoticon Too funny!!!

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IOWAGRAMMA 8/4/2012 9:43AM

    You better believe we won't mind having a 50 year old member!! It helps to keep us young at heart!! emoticon emoticon

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SPEEDY143 8/4/2012 3:04AM

    Age... it's just an attitude emoticon

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IMSOOZEEQ 8/4/2012 2:32AM

    Mom, you are correct in that I lead my life. However, you are incorrect in stating that my age is 45 as I am 30!!! lol



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FITANDFIFTY2 8/4/2012 2:19AM

    Oh yeah!! Love it!

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I will not quit pledge

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

"Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)

Signed: Chris (chriskenandkids)

Signed: Linda (scoutmom715)

Signed: Nancy (tedybear2838)

(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)

Signed: Vicki aka VICKI-B--56

Signed; Pixie (Pixie-Licious)

Signed: Gloria (GloriaB73)

signed Fran

Signed Sarah (Millie 5522)

Signed Shelby (theshelbster)

Signed Beckie (BIRKIE528)

Signed Debaune (Doobie893)

Signed by Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012

Signed by Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012

Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012

Signed Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.

Signed Susan (catladyx8) Friday June 29, 2012

Signed John (Johntj1) Saturday June 30, 2012

Signed Deb (jewelle217) Saturday, June 30, 2012

Signed Kathy (Kalantha) Saturday, June 30, 2012

Signed elizabeth (MEADSBAY) Saturday June 30, 2012

Signed Caz (NEW-CAZ) Saturday June 30, 2012

Signed Julie (Shawfan) Saturday, June 30, 2012

Signed Michele (BeFit012) Saturday June 30, 2012

Signed Cheryl (Clavinova) Saturday, June 30,2012

Signed Sarah (NOTGIVINGUP49) Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Signed Bobbi (SLIMMER_197) Saturday, July 28, 2012

Signed Cherie (BIGSKYCHERIE) Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Signed Janet (EATVEGAN) Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
Let's spread it through Sparks, so all can have the choice to commit!

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NANCYSINATRA 9/11/2012 12:03PM

    Thank you for sharing. This week will be one year on SP for me, and with events in my life, along with not hitting my one year goal, I have felt like quitting. So perfect timing for me to read this. I have posted it on my page, and made the pledge.
Thank you

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/4/2012 9:37AM

    I'm going to post this on a Pueblo Sparker thread. Thank you. So many of us will benefit reading this every morning.

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IMAVISION 8/1/2012 1:58PM

    I take this pledge on this first day of August 2012!

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ESILBO 8/1/2012 11:53AM

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FAERY_PRINCESS 8/1/2012 12:29AM

  Love it!

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Prayer Avalanche

Monday, July 23, 2012

This is copied from Stormy's blog post:

To all my friends (including me) who are going through some issues right now--Let's start a prayer avalanche. We all need prayers right now.

May I ask my Spark Family," wherever you might be, to kindly copy, paste, and share this status for one hour to give a prayer of support to all those who have family problems, health, struggles, job issues, worries and just need to know that someone cares.

Do it for all of us for nobody is immune. I hope to see this on the pages of all my friends just for moral support. I know some will!! I did it for a friend and you can too. Share some faith, love, and spiritual healing for all in need. Thank you. Amen

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HALFWRITTEN 7/30/2012 11:52PM

    What a wonderful idea. It coincides with my own goal to take more time to mindfully pray. Thanks for sharing this.

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CATDUG19 7/27/2012 3:39PM

    My praayers are with you.

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PURPLE180 7/26/2012 4:59PM

    Yes, To God be the glory! :-)

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SWEETLIPS 7/26/2012 3:12PM

    I am posting it as my status as well as in my blog tonight - this is right on time. I will be going outside to spend some quite time. Thanks

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I am a lazy vegan (raw and cooked) so most things I make are 5 ingredients or less, and I can do it quick. Take care and have a wonderful day.

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HYATTI1 7/23/2012 10:21PM

    I think she is asking us to copy and paste this into a blog under our pages....and ask others to do the same off our pages....this allows the comment to get around faster to a greater number of people. Or at least that is my understanding.


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BELDONDOG1 7/23/2012 7:05PM

    I pray several times a day for the people of Spark and of course, my Spark Family (Over 60). I'm not sure what you would like us to do, maybe I'm missing something--but I will continue to pray for everyone as usual. Prayers bring Miracles Noel emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IMAVISION 7/23/2012 6:15PM

    I would be happy to join in with this wonderful idea of a prayer avalanche, Janet; however, I am not clear as to what I should do - copy & paste your Blog to make a Blog of my own? Copy & paste to my Spark page?

Let me know, please.

In the meantime, I have lifted prayer for our Abba to meet each of us (at our point of need) with His perfect will in every area of our lives.

To God be all glory!

Be blessed!


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JILL313 7/23/2012 11:36AM

    Will Do--Great Idea. Have a wonderful week!



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