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I wanted a car not a Bible!

Monday, October 03, 2011

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many

months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealers showroom,

and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all

he wanted.

As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his

father had purchased the car.. Finally, on the morning of his

graduation, his father called him into his private study. His father

told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how

much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box.

Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and

found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name embossed

in gold.

Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said," With all your

money you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.

Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business.

He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father

was very old and thought perhaps he should go to him.

He had not seen Him since that graduation day.

But before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling

him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to

his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.

When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled

his heart. He began to search through his father's important papers

and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With

tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. His father had

carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11 , "And if ye, being evil, know

how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your

Heavenly Father which is in Heaven, give to those who ask Him?"

As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible.

It had a tag with the dealers name, the same dealer who had the sports

car he had desired.. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the

words...

PAID IN FULL.

How many times do we miss God's blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?

  
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JENNY712 1/20/2012 11:44PM

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NYGIANTGAL 10/3/2011 10:45AM

    Wow, powerful message! Thank you for sharing this :)

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 10/3/2011 10:13AM

    Very good message!

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Prayers requested

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My daughter is having a very difficult pregnancy, chances are high on losing this baby. She is 14 weeks, last week she was told it is a boy. She is so stressed and worried about time off from work,money and the loss of this baby. She had this same problem while carrying Sophie.
She has such a long way to go and many prayers needed!

  
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MRS_EVA_K 9/28/2011 7:52AM

    I'll keep her in my thoughts. Bless her...

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LADYDARYA 9/27/2011 8:27PM

    prayers for your family and a safe, health pregnancy.

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Real smart :(

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

As I do my points for the day.... and log my exercises I am mindlessly munching on a snickers bar, now it is only a snack size, not so bad Right? but I look over and realize it is my 2nd one of the morn. I had a good healthy breakfast, I am not hungry. I saw the bowl sitting there and grabbed a handful. I did not even think about it until I was logging my points.
Now I have to wonder just how often do I do this... I suppose this is why I just do not lose any weight...
It is bad to work with so many junk food addicts who keep snacks and candy sitting around (yes I have a bowl of candy too, my hard candy's that I suck on for dry mouth and that helped me to stop smoking)
Maybe I am just wasting my time Sparking .... emoticon emoticon
I have no will power

  
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SEESALLYRUN 9/17/2011 8:39PM

    This is WHY we are doing spark so we will notice and can then work to change those little habits we aren't even aware of!!

Let's keep sparking. I love you!!!! emoticon

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1NANA4EVER 9/15/2011 9:54AM

    Just remember you are in control of what you put between your lips. Whenever I find myself craving foods that are high in calories and have no nutrients I tell myself "once on the lips, forever on the hips". At work we have a break room/kitchen that always has something on the table that other have brought in to share. Whenever I feel tempted, I walk to my office, pick up my water bottle and drink at least a cup of water. This ends the craving and I move on.

I wish you the best in ditching the candy and grabbing a carrot stick instead.

You can do it!

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SOPHIEGM 9/14/2011 11:24AM

    Thanks for the words of encouragement and motivation.
Spark friends are the BEST!

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 9/14/2011 10:38AM

    You just have to readjust your thinking. What do you want? You didn't get the way you are overnight. It takes commitment and dedication to get where you want to be. I know you can do it. You took a great first step just blogging about it.
Now it is going to nag at you...like noticing cobwebs. It may take a few days..but you will make those cobwebs disappear.
YOU CAN DO IT!

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LADYDARYA 9/13/2011 7:16PM

    You are not waiting your time! Everyone has a time for a lack of will power - have you thought of giving yourself a free day? I take Friday's off - my coworkers and I go out for lunch every Friday so I just take it as a free day. I still watch what I eat to a certain extent but I don't beat myself up for it. Take some time off and don't beat yourself up over a few snickers bar...

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MKLOMBARD333 9/13/2011 3:11PM

    "Maybe I am just wasting my time" does not sound like the confident, funny, smart, and BEAUTIFUL woman I know you to be!

Make sure the candy dishes aren't within site. If that's not possible, make them difficult to get to. If you have to walk 5 steps to get a snickers bar, it's so much easier to ask yourself if it's worth the effort. Crab legs? Yes. Snickers? Not hardly! This is when you give in to your "inner slacker!"

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Sophie the cook...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sophie who is 3 1/2 now cooked dinner for us tonight. I supervised and was her backup chef lol
She made her mom green bean casserole,corn,caprese and rolls.
She was so proud of herself and of course I was very proud of her!

She even baked a birthday cake for me Thursday..what a nice surprise that was..

  
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JENNY712 4/20/2011 8:44PM

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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 3/28/2011 7:19AM

    Awwww. That is so sweet. Definitely teach that child to cook!

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Are you ready?

Monday, March 14, 2011

a bit interesting.. Sept 11th- New York, January 11th- Haiti and March 11th- Japan. Luke 21:10-11 Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes', famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. 'Jesus says for behold I come quickly' so ask yourself, are you ready?

  
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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 3/15/2011 7:56AM

    Good question.

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