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~*~Hugs for the Family~*~

Friday, May 29, 2009

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 NIV

In this fast-paced world, life can be difficult and pressures intense. As those pressures build, you may tend to focus so intently on your obligations that you lose sight, however temporarily, of your spiritual and emotional needs. (That's one reason a regular daily quiet time is so important-it offers a badly needed dose of perspective.)
Even when the demands of life are great, never forget that you have been entrusted with a profound responsibility: the responsibility of contributing to your family's emotional and spiritual well-being. It's a big job, but with God's help, you're up to the task.
Let the hugs begin!

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it,
whoever you are, you need it.
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TOOTZ480 7/30/2009 11:59AM

    Thank you very much for the inspiration emoticon

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COLEMANSR 5/29/2009 9:06PM

    Yes, Love this blog. I had to take a little quiet time myself.

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ERNURSERN 5/29/2009 7:06PM

    You are SO inspirational..I am going to subscribe to your blog! I Love reading what you have to say...Thank you !! emoticon

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DBELLE39 5/29/2009 12:51PM

    Thanks so much, what a beautiful start to the weekend!

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CANDILEA 5/29/2009 12:47PM

    I must have needed this reminder. Thank you.

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MSMAKEOVER 5/29/2009 12:10PM

    I enjoyed this...thank you and hugs to you too Wendy...enjoy your day!!!
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STMARK 5/29/2009 12:05PM

  Thank you. What a wonderful way to start the day.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I was inspired to write this blog today;
One day a couple of month's back, since I've been with SparkPeople, I wrote the blog "Burning The Midnight Oil." I was behind and trying to catch up here at Spark, with my thank you replies and more. Two Dear Leaders, of one of my teams replied and told me don't let myself get, burned out and it's best to prioritize my time. If they read this blog today, they might remember telling me this. I took that message to heart, because I know I've been very busy lately, who isn't? right!
I,m behind once again, but now I've set a time limit for myself to give myself, at least 2 hours emoticonwith SP in the morning, and at least 2 hours with SP in the evening emoticonThis way I stay motivated emoticonIt's better to be a little behind, than to be a lot burned out emoticon

Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
ECCLESIASTES 12:13 emoticon

God knows how busy your life is. As you move from task to task, remember to hold on to the golden cord that connects you to Him. He's always there regardless, but the cord reminds you that He is. It keeps the conversation going being the two of you, and His love, joy, and peace flowing to you throughout your day. God should be your first priority because it is through His wisdom and strength that you accomplish the others.

Have a blessed day my friends, and remember to prioritize your time.

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KARLIEK 5/28/2009 8:19PM

    Well said!! karliek

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COLEMANSR 5/28/2009 4:46PM

    You're right. I had to learn the hard way too. I'm behind also. (LOL)

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GRAMMA_ME 5/28/2009 9:48AM

  way to go emoticon

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ERNURSERN 5/27/2009 12:13PM

    You know what Twinkle, my mom asked me the other day what is different this time than any other time in the past with my weight loss...I have never stuck to anything before I am and it is all Spark...I am on here at least an hour everyday and then on again to finish my food calculations...I am focusing and that is why I am doing so well...I totally agree with you!!! Stay on here and it will totally focus you!! Good luck girl!!

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MARY1313 5/27/2009 10:06AM

    Now I know exactly why you were inspired to write this. I had been struggling to find something to say to a person who has to work a lot on Sunday's and he felt that he was not a good Christian because he didn't go to church a lot. I wanted him to know that Church or going to Church is not a level indicated of how much you love God. You Love God in your heart and that's the only thing that is mandated of us. Going to Church every time the door opens is not in the Bible anywhere that I know of!!!


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~*~Memorial Day Prayer~*~

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son , our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please hold our service men and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and presence as they stand in the gap for our protection.

We also remember the families of our troops, and ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes and your peace, provision and strength to fill their lives.

May the members of our armed forces be filled with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord's mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support.

In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 5/26/2009 12:50AM

That was so touching! Thank you for sharing it with us on this special day!
God Bless all our Soldiers and their loved ones. And let us never forget the ones that have lost their lives in the name of freedom for us!
God Bless America!

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DIAMOND102 5/24/2009 11:59PM

    God bless you for your unselfish prayer for our men and women that's making our lives safer. Your prayer is beautiful you worded it perfectly. I have a daughter and a grandson who serve our country and many of their friends. Again thank you for your prayers.

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COLEMANSR 5/24/2009 8:36PM

    Beautiful, Thank you.

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TEACHINKIDS2 5/24/2009 2:53PM

    Amen...Blessings to you as well...Love it..simply loved it!

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SHERRILOU47 5/24/2009 2:32PM

    Joining with you in agreement of this beautiful prayer..AMEN !!!!

Hugs and Prayers,

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MSTONI 5/24/2009 2:12PM

    Amen. emoticon God Bless you too Twinkle. Toni

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    blessings and hugs and prayers to you also

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~*~A Little Talk With Jesus~*~

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A little talk with Jesus
How it smooths the rugged road;
How it seems to help me onward,
When I faint beneath my load.
When my heart is crushed with sorrow,
And mine eyes with tears are dim,
There's nought can yield me comfort
Like a little talk with Him.

I cannot live without Him,
Nor would I if I could;
He is my daily portion,
My medicine and food.
He's altogether lovely,
None can with Him compare-
The chief among ten thousand,
The fairest of the fair.

So I'll wait a little longer,
'Till His appointed time,
And glory in the Knowledge
That such a hope is mine.
Then in my Father's dwelling,
Where "many mansions" be,
I'll sweetly talk with Jesus,
And He shall talk with me.

Blessings my friends,

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BEAR128 5/20/2009 11:52AM

    Thank you so very much for sharing. I would like a copy to send to my sisters and frame. Continue to be Blessed.

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COLEMANSR 5/20/2009 11:39AM

    Thanks, it gave me a lift today. emoticon

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    What a beautiful poam , may god bless us all ! emoticon

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IMRSCICI 5/20/2009 1:20AM

    What a beautiful poem! May God Bless You in every way! emoticon

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STEPPNURSE 5/20/2009 12:31AM

    Also praying for your Mom Wendy. Thank you for another beautiful poem.


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MZAQUARIAN 5/20/2009 12:27AM

    Thanks Wendy for a Beautiful reminder! I am ending my Tuesday and beginning my Wednesday on this note!! How is your Mom? Tell her your "other" family has been praying for her recovery! emoticon emoticon

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STEVENP 5/19/2009 11:09PM

    May you have a blessed life and achieve that reward in Heaven we all should strive for. And thanks for the reminder of why we are here!

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MAMACRAFTY1 5/19/2009 11:05PM

    Very nice!
Bless you for sharing! emoticon

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SKSCHULTE1997 5/19/2009 10:52PM

    Thank you for sharing. I had a tough day and this brightened it! emoticon

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Friday, May 15, 2009

This is Mom...

Beautiful things in this life
Are manifold, 'tis true.
We count the stars by thousands,
The birds and flowers, too.
The sunsets and the dawnings,
Rare beauties far and near-
But all the wide world over
There's just one MOTHER DEAR.
-M. Carr

My Mom, was in the hospital, yesterday all day. She went in early Thursday morning. She's unable to walk or move on her own. She did not have a stroke, Thank God. The hospital released her. She was living by herself at 83years old (she's still independent) But now she's at my sisters house, until she gets better. I will be spending all day tomorrow Saturday & Sunday with her.
I'll write when I return.

God Bless


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MZAQUARIAN 5/16/2009 2:55PM

    Now we know where you got your good looks from....Your Mom is Beautiful!! I hope and pray that she regains her strength soon. You, your Mom and your family will be in my prayers. It is as you say, 'Just One Mother'. I love my Mom dearly and would do anything for her! We talk almost everyday, sometimes even more! She lives about 2 1/2 hours from me, but my sister and brother live near her. But I look forward to hearing more soon about your Mom, especially some good news! Thanks for reaching out and sharing this with us so that through prayer we are able to do our part for you! emoticon emoticon


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SHERRILOU47 5/15/2009 10:01PM

    Wendy, Your mom is a beautiful lady...Please know that I will be praying for her and for all of you...The Lord knows exactly what she needs...

Hugs and Prayers,

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 5/15/2009 9:30PM

Very Beautiful Lady!!!!! You can look in these eyes and see the love she has in her heart! You are so blessed and I can tell from your words you already know this! Spend every precious moment you can with this precious Lady!
Please keep us posted on your Mom's condition!

God Bless you!


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COLEMANSR 5/15/2009 8:55PM

    I'll keep you all in my Prayers. If you lived in Greensboro, I would say I know your Mom.
She looks very familiar to me. (no joke).

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BYHISSTRENGTH 5/15/2009 4:47PM

    God bless your, Mom. I am praying for her and for you family too.
God Bless

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JENNY712 5/15/2009 1:28PM

    Praying for you and your family! I praise the Lord it was not a stroke. God bless! Jenny

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MAGGIEYE 5/15/2009 12:57PM

    Your mom is a beautiful lady. It's easy to tell how special she is to you. You will all be in my prayers.
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