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Listen

Friday, December 19, 2014

The blog 'LISTEN' is a story I'd like to share again with my Spark friends! I pray you will enjoy it and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Lazy? Too busy? No, but I just had another ESI procedure done. Please don't comment here! Comments aren't really necessary on the LISTEN blog either, unless you want to.

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LINTPICKER 12/22/2014 6:58AM

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1HEISTHEANSWER 12/19/2014 7:06PM

    I left a comment on the other one.

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BARB4HEALTH 12/19/2014 8:37AM

    Just read the Listen blog! An inspiration, indeed! Listen, trust and obey! God is good all the time!!! emoticon

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AVANELL 12/19/2014 7:56AM

    Beautiful testimony of God's grace reaching down with provision of all that you need, Della! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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MYAKAYAH 12/19/2014 5:37AM

    Thank you for the post! Be well :)~

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HABITATVITALITY 12/19/2014 4:53AM

    I would never ever get tired of reading the "Listen" blog. Can I make a suggestion to cut and paste it into a new blog so we don't have to follow links etc. I hope many people read this blog, it is so relevant to all of us and such an amazing experience to share with others, thank you. emoticon

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Writer's block or ? new goals

Sunday, December 07, 2014

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I don't think I've ever gone so long without writing a spark blog.
Doing the best I can.
I feel like these are my choices in life:



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Went of the meds for a few days and lost 7 pounds, immediately. Then a few days later I went back on them because of the pain wearing me out and GAINED 7 lbs., then thought of this:

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There are other decisions, (practical ones) I MUST MAKE:
Water, food, vitamins, standing straight for 3 times per day! etc.

ALL of that is important


Do you ever get stuck on the channel WWPT? (what will people think?)
Sometimes, rightfully so.

Plus:

What if any repercussions could effect the entire family. ? What are the blessings:
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Yes, I'm talking bout the book once again.




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IMEMINE1 12/25/2014 8:18AM

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MYAKAYAH 12/14/2014 8:06AM

    Della, hope you are doing better with the pain and recovery! Sending prayers and good thoughts your way~

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GRALAN 12/11/2014 11:30PM

    The flow of your prose, with images, is stark in its plain openness. Set against a backdrop of confusion, it is iconic by its holy-bent. What writer's block?, I venture to ask...hoping I do not seem too bold. My first sermon arose from the bone pile of jumbled notes I'd written down, as if designed. I know it was God; like Ezekiel saw in that valley.

It's Yahweh's job, weaving strips and threads of our lives in the pattern He saw before Creation, all to His glory! He knows the end from the beginning.

peace to you,
shalom

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RELISA4HEALTH 12/9/2014 5:30PM

    The most important person to take care of is you, Della. I can sure relate to the questions. I go through this too, but then I remember I live to serve Jesus, not people. This is not always easy for me because I want the acceptance of people, but the truth is this expectation when placed in mankind is faulty.
I can also relate to weight gain caused by meds. They are suppose to help, but sometimes the side effects make it hard, but praise God, not impossible. For me this is the time when God steps in and shows off.
You are going to come through this and stronger for it.


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LINDA! 12/8/2014 9:40PM

    Great blog!

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MEOWMEEEOW 12/8/2014 9:35PM

    Wishing you peace with your choices and freedom to be who God made you to be.

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GLORY- 12/8/2014 7:06PM

    Its too bad that some meds cause weight gain! At least you get some relief from them for now.

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ARTJAC 12/8/2014 3:54AM

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KIM22211 12/7/2014 11:01PM

    love this! thank you thank you thank you

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MBPP50 12/7/2014 5:10PM

    You gotta do what you gotta do to take care of you! What other people think of you is not your business! Please take care of you. emoticon

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1HEISTHEANSWER 12/7/2014 4:56PM

    Don't worry about what others think; take care of YOU! The weight will come off when you are well enough to get off the meds. I have missed your blogs soooo much. Someone just asked me about you today. We are praying for you to get well and for that awful pain to cease!

I dearly love the first pic on your spark page.
Hugs,


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1CRAZYDOG 12/7/2014 4:49PM

    Well, don't know what med you're on, but I wouldn't like a 7 lb. weight gain! But we have to do what we have to do to feel better, that's for sure!

That is so true about freedom. Too many people are silent, then when things don't go well, the complaints fly. Hmmmm.

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feelings I can't afford

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I am now LIVING IN THE MOMENT!!



have been FEELING sorry for myself, and like all of us, it's a luxury I can't afford.
Regret over the car accident is another thing I can't afford.



Yesterday, one of my 'real life friends', told me I would be dealing with back trouble the rest of my life!! Funny, but I had NEVER even thought that or felt like it was an option. I pray it inst an option.



Yes, I came to visit in New Orleans, LA, to scope out the ministry and be close to my children!! I had no intentions of actually moving here for a year or so, unless doors opened!
Now, I'm here and can't leave until the law suit settles, which could be a year or longer.
This quote sums up how I feel at the moment:

“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


This is another thought that I have thought of since I 1st read it last week:

“Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

I LIVE IN THE MOMENT



  
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GRALAN 12/11/2014 10:52PM

    I'm grateful for being able to walk home, albeit in a long series of small steps leading in the same direction. To find you and others journeying, singing Psalms of Ascent, is an answer to prayer Both needful and joyous.

We are doing this!

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"Here we are together confessing our need for you now. We open ourselves to you; we dont love too good so teach us how! Show us how to bring praise, and from this creation please raise a glad song. Beat our swords into plows. Be with us in every 'now'; be our all." (’82)
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RELISA4HEALTH 11/21/2014 11:54AM

    I remember TD Jakes teaching his congregation," It is not about the destination, it is about the journey." These words really spoke to my heart.
One truth that has always helped me when man wants to say things over me, is "Whose report am I going to believe?" I am going to believe the report of the Lord.
I am joining faith with you and saying, "Back you will line up to the word of the Lord. Pain your grip on my sister is going to come to an end. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in my sister and I am going to join my voice with my sister and declare total restoration in all area.
I thank you that you are the strength of Della's life and she will proclaim good things over her. She will say, I shall go forth, I shall recover what has been stolen. I shall take back what the enemy has stolen.
I am believing God with you miss Della. one day at a time.

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1HEISTHEANSWER 11/20/2014 10:52PM

    One day at a time dear friend and in each day know you have spark friends that are lifting your name up unto the One Above who Cares and is not limited in power.
Hugs,

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123ELAINE456 11/19/2014 9:40PM

  You Can do it Della. I'm safe. In Motel 6 for now. Love You. And sending Hugs and Prayers Your Way.

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WENDYJM4 11/19/2014 3:14PM

    hugs hope everything works out for you

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SHORTSTORY2 11/19/2014 10:17AM

    Living in the moment is something I'm trying to do also. Not easy, but I know I can do it with Gods help.
Another friend on spark recently told me that the most given command from God is not love your neighbor but Do Not Fear. Keeping that in mind lately has helped me push the fears aside and focus on the moment. We aren't promised tomorrow. Just the right now. Hope you will be feeling better soon. I do keep you in my prayers. Eileen

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TXGRANDMA 11/19/2014 12:18AM

    We never know where we will be at any given time in our lives, but we can be sure that where ever we are, it is where God has put us!! Also, none of us is guaranteed ANY time in the future. Our furture may not even exist. We are here only as long as we are supposed to be here, and not a second longer. emoticon

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SANDISOCAROLINA 11/18/2014 7:38PM

    The person who told you that you'd have back trouble for the rest of your life may have meant well, but it's just not true. Get rid of that thought- it's not useful. Take care.

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MYAKAYAH 11/18/2014 7:03PM

    good quotes! Hope you are feeling better though~

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MARYBETH4884 11/18/2014 4:35PM

    Remember, God is in every one of those moments! He is in charge of the big picture too! Rest in that assurance! Prayer are being sent!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/18/2014 4:28PM

    HUGS and prayers, my dear!

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GLORY- 11/18/2014 3:48PM

    Praying for you! There are times we need to take one day at a time and focus on the good of that day.

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ARTJAC 11/18/2014 3:06PM

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MBPP50 11/18/2014 2:38PM

    Great blog. Sometimes I can only live one minute at a time because that's as much energy as I have but one minute turns into one hour into one day and on and on and on. I actually have a cross stitch that I did, which took me about a year, that says "Live Life in the Moment." I was going to give it as a gift but instead had it beautifully framed and hung it right next to my bedroom door so I see it every morning when I get up.

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SANDY-RENO 11/18/2014 2:25PM

    You have the right attitude and it's awesome you're taking the steps to move forward! You can do this!! emoticon

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BREAKING INTO THE LIGHT!

Monday, November 10, 2014

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Ist Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Once again HIS WORD breaks up the darkness:



I'm GRATEFUL FOR THE BRIDGE THAT BROUGHT ME TO LOUISIANA:



Yes we can BE THANKFUL FOR EVERYONE who crosses our path!






May you find many reasons to be thankful and grateful this week!



As I was putting this blog together, I thought of the 'BRIDGE' where I had the car wreck. I am thankful for all of the lessons I've learned through this experience! Lord, help me to never forget these lessons!

  
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GRALAN 12/11/2014 10:30PM

    I am so glad to have come to read your blog!
He knows his plans for you, they're good, because we trust him as we should. For this one foot of ground we have, whate're our ills He is our salve.

Grace & peace to you in The Name,
your fellow suffering-servant, gregory
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I may be sitting still on the outside, but I'm dancing to His tune here within! He is the Lord of the Dance.

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WENDYJM4 11/19/2014 3:15PM

    hugs

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TODDERICKV 11/17/2014 10:50PM

    Feel better soon!

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RELISA4HEALTH 11/17/2014 11:14AM

    Praise God that you have come through rejoicing and thankful. You are a wonderful testimony of how to overcome that difficult times. Love you!

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SPARKFRAN514 11/16/2014 10:54PM

    emoticon a great blog and reminding us to be thankful for some things we would think of be thankful for because of the things that we received after wards glad you are doing better each day. emoticon

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HEISTHEANSWER 11/12/2014 6:31PM

    You are so motivating, Della. I love reading your blogs. You may get down physically, but never does it seem spiritually.

Have you heard the song, Lord, don't move that mountain". I think I have a blog about it. It reminds me of you.
Hugs,
Lois

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TXGRANDMA 11/12/2014 9:35AM

    Beautiful blog, Della! The last photo is especially beautiful and your comment about it thought provoking..... We must remember that God is always with us and wanting us to gain more and more faith in Him! He allows these ordeals in our lives in order to refine us by fire and make us more pure in His will. We are spiritual beings having a physical experience. Our spirits will go on and on, long after this life is complete.
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MYAKAYAH 11/12/2014 7:06AM

    Wonderful that in this somewhat difficult time you find a ray of sunshine and light!
Heal my sister and keep on believing in a Higher Power~

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MBPP50 11/11/2014 2:44PM

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RDEE22 11/11/2014 5:23AM

    emoticon Get well!!

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GLORY- 11/10/2014 10:55PM

    I thank the Lord that the light is breaking through this dark cloud of trials! He is faithful to carry us through! Victory in Jesus! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 11/10/2014 10:45PM

  A Wonderful Blog Della. I'm trying to keep the Faith that things will be okay in the end, Glad that you are beginning to feel better. God blessings Always. Have a Nice Enjoyable Day. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Coming Your Way. Very Beautiful Photos and Wonderful Quotes too. Thank You for sharing.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/10/2014 10:04PM

    ((((HUGS)))) Glad you're feeling a little better.

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Will the REAL Me PLEASE Stand up???

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Have any of my sparked friends been suffering with emotional pain from abuse or shame/regret over your past? Are you emotionally eating, once again? The warfare emoticon can make us feel as though we are *LESS than what Jesus says!! He says I'm HIS!! If we have HIM in our lives, if we claim Him as our Saviour and have been washed clean by His blood we are HIS emoticon and that is enough!!













HE ASCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS!!




I will emoticon for you as you emoticon for me! You can leave a comment here, or spark mail me!

emoticon All of this effects our weight loss and our health!! As I've been lying in bed, RECOVERING from the car accident, my mind has become a BATTLE GROUND, once again. I KNOW who has the answer! He won't let go of us, even in our darkest hour!

it is well with my soul!! A Great arrangement!

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TODDERICKV 11/17/2014 10:51PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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MERAINA 11/5/2014 12:23PM

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 11/4/2014 2:03AM

    Thank you for sharing.

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RELISA4HEALTH 11/3/2014 11:38PM

    Thanks for sharing this with me. Emotional eating I am so well aware with. My trouble time has always been at night time. This is when I get into foods I know I should not have. Breaking old habits and putting cravings in their place has not been easy for me, but through Christ , I know I can do it. I just want to stick to doing well and stop getting off track.
Hugs. I pray for you also every day.
Love Relisa

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LACEYKYLE 11/3/2014 9:35PM

    Great blog Della! I have dealt with these things and think I'm done then something else comes up. But, I have a Savior who loves and heals!!

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JUNEAU2010 11/3/2014 9:12PM

    Joy! Amen and amen!

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MBPP50 11/3/2014 2:48PM

    Awesome blog. Just what I needed to hear, especially since I have been doing a lot of emotional eating lately. Hugs!

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GENRE009 11/3/2014 1:34PM

    Thanks I needed to remember that I don't need to eat out of pain because Christ is my strength always. eva

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AVANELL 11/3/2014 1:26PM

    You are not a victim, but a VICTOR, through Christ Jesus! The more we thank Him for giving us the victory the more victory we experience. May you walk in the fullness of the love of God as that love drives out all fear and doubt.

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COOP9002 11/3/2014 10:52AM

    Blessings upon you on this journey of healing and encouragement. Always remember just how much your Savior loves you.

Blessings

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HEISTHEANSWER 11/3/2014 9:43AM

    PTL God cleanses all who comes to him through Jesus. Forever....time without end. Whoopee!


Still praying for your recovery.
Lois

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123ELAINE456 11/3/2014 5:16AM

  Beautiful Blog. Well Said. I'm so down and depressed right now. Have not found a place to move too. Have to be out of here by 11-15-14. No help in sight. God Loves Us. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Good Thoughts, Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Comi
ng Your Way. Hope that you are feeling better real soon too. We have an Awesome God. Very Beautiful Photos and Wonderful Quotes too.

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HANNAHSGRAMMIE 11/3/2014 12:44AM

    Great blog. I hope you're doing better.

Ronda

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859320 11/2/2014 10:54PM

    I hope you feel better soon. Thank you for this blog. I have just been eating like crazy this past couple of months. emoticon emoticon

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GLORY- 11/2/2014 10:48PM

    emoticon blog! He is the healer! The past is over-- forgiven and forgotten by Him so WE need to forget too! I apply the blood of Jesus over you mind, memory and emotions in Jesus name!
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NEW123ME123 11/2/2014 10:46PM

    Great blog!

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KIM22211 11/2/2014 10:21PM

    thank you for the awesome reminder! He is Risen indeed!!!!

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TRUNKJUNK 11/2/2014 5:31PM

    What an awesome blog.

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MYAKAYAH 11/2/2014 11:48AM

    Sometimes the past abuse can get me down but the enemy likes that idea so I work hard to leave it in the past where it should stay since it wasn't my doing, my fault. I don't need or deserve the guilt & shame~

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