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Bad Storm..

Friday, June 18, 2010

I was sitting on my computer checking email when a storm came up. The tornado siren went off and the wind was really bad. It was really dark, green, and the trees looked like they were going to fall. It was a bit scary and I wondered if I should have been sitting in the basement. But, as soon as it came, it seemed to leave... with just about a 15 minute rain storm after the initial scare.

Sitting here, watching, thinking... it made me think of the storms of life. How things happen, and they seem to be so hard, devastating at times, scary, etc... we worry... we fret... Some storms are longer, some are shorter... but we have a loving Father who watches over us, who loves us, and who will never let anything more than we can handle come into our lives. I am so grateful for the promises of God and for His continue protection, love, grace, mercy, sweetness, light, encouragement, hope, and all that comes with being a child of the King of Kings!! May we all rest in Him, trust in Him, love Him, and keep our eyes on Him - no matter what storms come our way!

  
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SMALLONEDAY 6/21/2010 8:39PM

    AMEN AMEN AMEN

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CALLICROWE 6/20/2010 9:25AM

    Margie, what great insights and thoughts about God's love and protection. I love thinking of Him as my refuge, my hiding place, my shelter. Thanks for the blog.

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LTISONE 6/19/2010 7:15PM

    Amen!

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TLANDERSON68 6/19/2010 5:35PM

    We do have a wonderful Lord! Our challenge is to trust in Him and not to worry. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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NONNATAMMY 6/19/2010 2:44PM

    Amen, sister! emoticon

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MONGO2TEN 6/19/2010 5:50AM

    Loved this blog, such wonderful thoughts. We had the storm last night and it's beautiful and peaceful out this morning. I'm making my coffee and going to sit on my front porch and read my Bible.



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HEART2HOME 6/18/2010 11:13PM

    I'm glad you are safe--it can be very scary. That's one of the things about Indiana that I do not miss. As a kid I used to dread that tornado siren and having to go hide in the basement.
But I love the message you received from it and couldn't agree more.

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SUPREME5 6/18/2010 9:30PM

    great blog

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ROZEEROZ1 6/18/2010 9:18PM

    Margie - Glad to hear that you/family/property are all safe and also our sister JAMER123/family/property all are safe too. The Storms of nature and the storms in our lives can look pretty huge and scary. Thank goodness we have a loving Father who does look over us and keeps us safe. Thanks for sharing.
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THENEWME43 6/18/2010 9:11PM

    What a beautiful blog post! Thank you for taking the time to share this today.

Blessings,
Annette

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JAMER123 6/18/2010 8:45PM

    We were also watching as the 1st and only massive gust of wind hit. Trees were tipped to the ground but none uprooted or broken. God spared us the heart break of so many others. My heart & prayers go out to all that lost loved ones and homes.

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My son will be going to a Mission's Camp this summer...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I wanted to share with all my friends to be praying for my oldest son. He will be at a missions camp for 3 weeks this summer... seeking God's will for his life. He began looking into missions this past year, and is looking at third world countries. This camp is specifically geared to teaching missionaries heading to a third world country. The camp setting is very primitive, and they will teach everything from cooking, vehicle maintenance, living off the land, water sources, etc. I appreciate your prayers for him!! Thank you!

  
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HAPPY1049 5/24/2010 5:52PM

    What a nice thing to choose to do. I do hope he enjoys every minute of it and learns a lot---especially what the Lord wants him to do.

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CALLICROWE 5/24/2010 2:59PM

    I'm excited to see young people being called to the mission field. When I pray for God to send workers into His harvest, these individuals are answers to those prayers. As parents I know you want them to find God's perfect will for their lives.... how awesome to see God working things out.

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KADULAC 5/24/2010 2:40PM

    What a great opportunity. I will pray God gives him wisdom and direction.

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NONNATAMMY 5/24/2010 12:19AM

    I pray that God will help him make the right, godly choices, for his life. God be with him.

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MONAMOM 5/23/2010 10:00PM

    Margie that is so wonderful. I will be praying that God will lead him in the way he should go.

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MOMOF6BOYS 5/23/2010 3:15PM

    That is FANTASTIC!!!! I just love to hear stories of our young people seeking the Lord's will for their lives! What is the name of this camp? Can you sparkmail it to me? I know a few of our youth have surrendered to work in the mission field and may be interested in something like this. It sounds like a great camp that will provide him with somewhat of a view of what life is like in those countries.

I will definitely be praying for your son as he waits to hear from the Lord! My son just told me that he believes the Lord is leading him to France for his mission work. He is currently studying Missonary at Hyles-Anderson College.

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TLANDERSON68 5/23/2010 8:12AM

    That is so wonderful that your son is seeking the Lord's will for his life and open to the Holy Spirit's leading. I will surely pray for your son to learn all he can learn and for the Lord's continued leading in his life.

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4MY4PACK 5/23/2010 3:03AM

    I was just sitting here thinking about my oldest nephew when I saw your blog. He is graduating from high school this month and surprised us a couple of months ago with the news that he is planning to attend Bible college and believes the mission field may be where God is calling him. My sister is in awe at what an incredible young man he has grown into (as am I and the rest of our family), but we also know it's such a hard road, so we're praying for direction and wisdom for him. I'll be keeping your son in my prayers, also. I'm sure this will be an incredible experience for him! Take care!

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ROZEEROZ1 5/23/2010 12:49AM

    Jesus I lift Margie's son up to you. Jesus I ask that your will be done in his life. Jesus plz be with him while he is at camp. Make it real to him if this is what you want him to learn and why. If it is in your will for him, then I ask that you speak through him to Margie and hubby and the family this is your desire for him to go into missions. I pray your wisdom, grace, peace and protection over his life Jesus. In your name I pray this amen.

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GMASANDIE 5/23/2010 12:41AM

    What a wonderful experioence for him. Thoughts and oprayers. You have such a fine family!

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SMILESWITH7KIDS 5/22/2010 9:17PM

    I'll be praying for him, what a great experience even if he realizes he is called to something else. How old is he? Is the camp far from where you live?

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A Rough Week...

Saturday, May 15, 2010

This has been one of those weeks... I thought about listing out everything for you... but... decided not to burden you with it all. The Lord knows all and is going to work out everything for His honor and glory and I praise Him for that. I just need to rest in Him!!

I missed SP when I was so busy the past few weeks, and thought I would just jump right in with both feet... but I think one foot stumbled just a little!! LOL I have done okay with most everything, but am not in full force, like I know I should be!! I was grateful to get my cardio in everyday, get on SP everyday, and also get on CCLTT every day. BUT, I did not get all three days of strengthening exercises in (only 2), and I went over on calories (slightly) two days.

Therefore, I am sitting here, looking back, and contemplating my next week. Looking at my failures and achievements and planning out this next week, BEFORE I get to it. I had been so busy, I didn't have time to plan ahead... just thought it would all fall together.. HA! I should know better! So, I am planning out menus, schedules, etc... so that I can be better prepared and move forward.

  
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SMALLONEDAY 5/18/2010 10:23AM

    the main thing your makinga plain hope and pray things go better

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CALLICROWE 5/17/2010 6:01PM

    Maybe you had a couple of things that weren't perfect, but look at all the things you DID keep up with. Good for you!

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KADULAC 5/17/2010 3:39PM

    Starting again is always good. I have many times I get sidetracked and start again, kind of picking up where I left off. emoticon

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HAPPY1049 5/17/2010 2:17PM

    You are right to go by a plan. I find that it helps me a lot---when I have one....

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TLANDERSON68 5/16/2010 8:14AM

    A righteous man falleth seven times... This verse is a comfort to me. I know I am not righteous of myself only in the Lord Jesus Christ. The key is getting back up. I am here cheering you on.

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MONGO2TEN 5/16/2010 5:04AM

    Sorry Meg. Praying for a better week this week. You are doing the right thing by planning ahead!

~Nancy

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ILOVEFALL2009 5/15/2010 9:57PM

    Dear Friend,
I am sorry you had a rough week. Don't feel like you are burdening me - I am glad to listen if I can...knowing, especially, how helpful that has been to me. :) Since you did not say though, I am just praying that you know God's presence in a special way this weekend and am grateful that you know that He knows all and cares! :) Hope your Sunday is very restful and encouraging!
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_EZER_ 5/15/2010 8:48PM

    What a great idea to plan your week ahead of time! I'm sorry this week was hard for you, I hope next week is much better! emoticon

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PATTYCAKE49 5/15/2010 8:46PM

    Great to hear that you are not allowing this one setback to get you down. emoticon

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ANNERBEES 5/15/2010 8:45PM

    Sorry you had such a rough week! Good for you planning ahead for the week to come!! Praying you have a wonderful week this week!!!! emoticon

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WEIGHFAITHFUL 5/15/2010 8:28PM

    Yah...life goes much smoother when planned. GO MARGIE! emoticon

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I got together with two Spark People today!!!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Today I met with two of my friends from Spark People. We had such a nice time visiting, sharing, and taking a walk together too! One lives MANY miles away, the other lives just across the Mississippi River from me. What a blessing to actually sit face to face and talk!! It was a precious time!!

  
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NONNATAMMY 5/9/2010 10:39PM

    That sounds so nice and fun. It would be wonderful to meet people that are on SP because we have so many things in common. Have a great week! Blessings, Tammy.

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HAPPY1049 5/7/2010 3:03PM

    How nice! It's always fun to be with friends who are doing the same thing as I am. There's nothing like supportive friends.

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TLANDERSON68 5/7/2010 9:47AM

    That is so wonderful. My hope is that someday we can meet in person. You are a very special person and are precious to me.
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THENEWME43 5/7/2010 8:51AM

    That sounds like such a wonderful blessing!

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MOMOF6BOYS 5/7/2010 8:37AM

    WOW!!! I am really gonna have to start looking for SPARKERS in my area! That sounds like so much fun!!!

I am so happy you three were able to enjoy the day with each other!! What a threesome!!

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HEART2HOME 5/7/2010 6:15AM

    That's so neat. I have a couple of other Sparkers that live within an hour of me and I was thinking that a get together might be nice too.
I'm glad you enjoyed yours. :-)

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MONGO2TEN 5/7/2010 5:57AM

    Sounds great! I'd love to be able to do that sometime:)

~Nancy

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JUST_BREATHE08 5/6/2010 10:18PM

    I have met some of my Spark Friends face to face and it is absolutely emoticon!! I am happy for you and your friends.

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Streak Blog - Days 6, 7, and 8

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day #6 - Sunday

1) Stayed in my calorie range
2) Day off of exercise
3) Drank - 8 cups of water
4) Ate - 4 fruits/vegetables
5) Vitamins

Day #7 - Monday

1) Stayed in my calorie range
2) Exercise - Strength (lower) and Cardio (3+ mile walk)
3) Drank - 8 cups of water
4) Ate - 6 fruits/vegetables
5) Vitamins

Day #8 - Tuesday

1) Stayed in my calorie range
2) Exercise - Strength (upper) & Cardio (2+ mile walk)
3) Drank - 8 cups of water
4) Ate - 4 fruits/vegetables
5) Vitamins

  
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SMILESWITH7KIDS 4/23/2010 6:01PM

    woohoo, doing great! You're so consistent.

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KADULAC 4/21/2010 2:51PM

    Way to go. Keep it up. emoticon

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HAPPY1049 4/21/2010 1:56PM

    It sure does look good to me! Well done. Keep it up!

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GMASANDIE 4/21/2010 6:22AM

    emoticon You are doing fantastic! An inspiration and good example.

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MONGO2TEN 4/21/2010 5:12AM

    Good job Meg:) You're doing great!

~Nancy

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HSMOM2FOUR 4/20/2010 10:35PM

    Keep on a streakin'!! You are doing GREAT!

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WEIGHFAITHFUL 4/20/2010 10:26PM

    you are doing really well! emoticon

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