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23rd Psalm

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I received this in an e-mail today. It touched my heart and I want to share it.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my Shepherd = That's Relationship!

I shall not want = That's Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures = That's Rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters = That's Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul = That's Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness = That's Guidance!

For His name sake = That's Purpose!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death = That's Testing!

I will fear no evil = That's Protection!

For Thou art with me = That's Faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me = That's Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies = That's Hope!

Thou annointest my head with oil = That's Consecration!

My cup runneth over = That's Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life = That's Blessing !

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord = That's Security!

Forever = That's Eternity!

Face it, the Lord is crazy about you.

The pictures that came with it were beautiful. If anyone wants the pictures just send me a Spark Mail with your e-mail and I will send it to you.

God Bless,

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FAYE000 4/23/2010 8:15AM

    This e-mail touched your heart and by spreading that spark, you are reminding all that read your blog just how much our Lord really loves us.
Reading this is is the perfect way to start my day.
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SUNSHINEGB 4/23/2010 6:00AM

    Thank you for sharing Yvonne!
This is so beautiful!

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GRAMMAP1 4/22/2010 10:45PM

    This truly is lovely. I have seen it before and it certainly clarifies a favorite Bible passage. Thanks for posting it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HIKESHAPPY 4/22/2010 6:38PM

    Absolutely beautiful. We sometimes forget that He is "I am". Whatever we need, "I am". That's what a relationship is all about:-)

Thanks for sharing!

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MONTY68 4/22/2010 6:33PM

That is beautiful, There are a lot of verses that share a second meaning and most often give a greater understanding,
Thank you for sharing.


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PEEDLE 4/22/2010 6:28PM

We cannot be reminded too often of God's love and protection.
Thank you for posting this.

Mary Lou

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JEANAJO 4/22/2010 6:06PM

    I've never seen this before...Thank you for sharing! I love this! (Think I'm going to have to "borrow" it!)


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CLCCOOL 4/22/2010 5:59PM

    I love this, I also broke it down, years ago! It is a wonderful Psalm!

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Roller Coaster

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I am on a roller coaster so I might as well enjoy the ride. We all have down days and there is no sense in beating ourselves up over them. There are also days that we are at the top of the roller coaster and we need to celebrate those days and NOT FORGET them. Then there are days when we are in-between. Those are "normal days" where things are happening as usual. They are also days for celebration. They are days when we get our work done.

I like the days when I can slow down and smell the roses. When I became a team leader, I felt overwhelmed with the process of learning what I needed to do. I am still in that process, but I am finding a routine on what I need to do on SP. I have started enjoying the process that we all go through on SP - I'm smelling the roses again! They are sweet and beautiful.

What a wonderful trip we are on.

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HIKESHAPPY 4/22/2010 11:37AM

    Yes! You're so right! It's so easy to be down on ourselves when on the down side of the roller coaster, and it's also easy to take the highs for granted. Thanks for this picture - I needed it:-)

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SUNSHINEGB 4/21/2010 6:42PM

    What a positive blog Yvonne!
Great to read and so true!


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SLADLD 4/21/2010 2:34PM

    I liked this blog about the Roller Coaster. Creative! I wish you success on your goals including weight loss. Lorraine

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GRAMMAP1 4/21/2010 1:48PM

    If we ever reach that consistency mark, we have achieved a lot. But the up and down stuff keep that goal ahead of us. Yes, we can thank God for the roses. I wish the hybrids had more fragrance! You are doing well.

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MONTY68 4/21/2010 12:22PM

    I Love the smell of roses. Great blog. I feel good energy in your writing today

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SMALLONEDAY 4/21/2010 11:11AM

    well said

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JRIMM4 4/21/2010 11:04AM

    Your doing an awesome job as team leader! And you are very right that the best days are those when we can step back and appreciate those things around us.


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GOSPELCLOWN 4/21/2010 10:50AM

    Even when we seem to be parked and not moving, we can celebrate that we are choosing a health journey and learning more!


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MOM1014 4/21/2010 10:13AM

    Well said and a very good reminder that we are all on this trip with its ups and downs.

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TLROYER 4/21/2010 10:00AM

    Great analogy! You are right, we tend to take the 'top of the roller coaster' days for granted and we really do need to celebrate those days and remember them. Hope you have a great day today. Terry

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Bad Days

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The last two days I have not kept track of what I ate. I knew it was not good. I just read a blog about lack of sleep causing bad days and then an e-mail on emotional eating. I didnít sleep good the night before cataract surgery nor the night after. I also didnít exercise. I did take a 3 hour nap after the surgery.

Today I was still tired and didnít want to get out of my chair. DH was going to the hardware store to get some things he needed. He was in the car and I decided I had better go with him and get out of the house. He waited for me. It was the best decision I made today. It gave me enough energy to ride my bike and then walk later this afternoon. I am going to start journaling to see just what is causing my bad days.

Iím tired tonight, but it is a good tired.

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CLAIREMZM 4/19/2010 12:33PM

    Good work...getting out and journaling to track your moods. Keep it up! emoticon

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TUTUNAN 4/18/2010 4:40PM

    Good going! Surgery always throws us out of whack for a few days. You were really right to go with your DH. And then you did BOTH the bike and the

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SUNSHINEGB 4/18/2010 12:42PM

    Good blog Yvonne. The not sleeping before and after the surgery is normal but still tiring for you.
Writing in a journal can be an eye opener and can show where we went wrong.
Take care and don't be hard on yourself. Those 'bad days' are understandable girl!


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HIKESHAPPY 4/18/2010 10:19AM

    It's certainly understandable that you didn't sleep well the night before and after your surgery. And it's also understandable that the lack of sleep would impact your eating and moving. I'm SO glad you decided to get up and go with DH! I'm also glad you decided to start journaling - I can't wait to see if that helps you. I have considered doing so a few times, but I don't know if it would help and just don't want to be bothered doing so (time-wise) if it won't help me figure it out. So, while I'm certainly not asking for your personal info (!), I'm eagerly anticipating the results of your "experiment" - or, does it help you determine why you're having "bad days". For your sake, I hope it does, and soon!

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MOM1014 4/18/2010 8:28AM

    Good blog and makes sense. Hope your cataract surgery is healing well.

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MONTY68 4/18/2010 12:59AM


This is a very good blog, You have had problems and called them a bad day. But your desire and motivation took over and you got some great exercise. A good idea for a journal, it can give you some great clues. Yes you are tired and should be. Maybe you will a better sleep time tonight.


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SUZEE18 4/17/2010 11:15PM

  Sometimes that's all it takes, is just moving from point A to point B. I applaud your efforts and your accomplishments! Inertia can be hard to overcome! emoticon

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Good Morning

Friday, April 16, 2010

I received this on the internet.

When I say good morning I mean to say:

O-ffers us His
D-evotion to

M-ake us
O-bedient &
R-eady for a
N-ew day with Him.
I-nspire others please, and
N-ever forget
G-od loves you!

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    That is awe inspiring! Every day is a gift given to us from God. Thanks for sharing, Yvonne!

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TLROYER 4/16/2010 7:22PM

    I like that. Thanks for sharing. Terry

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HIKESHAPPY 4/16/2010 6:24PM

    Beautiful and great picture, too:-) I love butterflies!

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A new day, a new week, a new beginning

Monday, April 12, 2010

A new day, a new week, a new beginning. I need a new beginning. Last week didnít go very well as far as my eating went which was too far. I donít even want to get on the scales this morning. I donít think I gained, but even more important, I donít think I lost. I just need to bite the bullet and go weigh myself. Be back in a moment LOL. Well, I lost .2 of a pound. Loosing any is better than not loosing or gaining.

Today I am planning what I eat and entering it into my food tracker this morning. I am sure that by doing that I will stay within my food budget. We only have one day to live at a time, so that is what I plan on doing every day this week. By doing that, I will get back on track and loose the amount that I would like to loose.

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GRAMMAP1 4/12/2010 10:11PM

    Your article proves you are serious about improvement. Good for you. You are so right; we are living just one day at a time. emoticon emoticon

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IVYROSE2 4/12/2010 6:19PM

    Your Blog helped me a lot, I agree we have to take one day at a time. This is going to be a good week. What you had to say is going to help me thank you.

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SUNSHINEGB 4/12/2010 12:04PM

    Good plan Yvonne! I put my meals all on the sparks tracker so I know where I'm going right or wrong! lol

Mondays are so invigorating, a fresh start for us.

Congrats on losing, I got on my scale and I sure won't put my weight on my tracker today! Next Monday will show better.

You're doing good, keep the positive attitude on the front burner.

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HIKESHAPPY 4/12/2010 11:30AM

    You know what you did, what you want to change, and you have a plan. I'd call that success! And there are weeks we're happy for .2 loss:-) I'm also so proud of you for facing the scale! emoticon

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UNORABBY 4/12/2010 11:14AM

    Good Morning,

Great job on losing the two pounds, I find that daily my weight changes and I know because of the way my rings fit loosely or my watch moves around my wrist, the body retains fluid and yet we can still drop weight. Keep up the good work even if you are not always on track one week and the next you may be off, the tools we learn here gives us the keys to success. Here is to your continued success and getting back on track much more easily as you have the knowledge and skills from Spark People to make it happen, we can do this journey together.



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LITTLEBRICHIZ 4/12/2010 11:10AM

  staying positive, i like that emoticon

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MONTY68 4/12/2010 11:08AM

    Hi Yvonne.
.2 pounds is still a loss. I like your adjustment on planning and putting in the tracker early. It will give you greater options during the day.
Stay positive, you will continue to loss

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