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To My Dear SP Friends

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It is with sadness that I must close my SP account, due to too many responsibilities that must take priority. The stress of more than I can handle has caused me to rethink my priorities and the Lord's callings for my life at this moment must come first. Due to my tendency to be excessive with my computer, I will not allow myself the temptation to return until and if the Lord directs me to return to SP.

You each have contributed to my success at weight loss as you have accepted me unconditionally and helped me learn to love myself the same. It is the love of God and neighbor as self that fulfills the law.

I will still continue my weight loss journey only indirectly as I forget myself and think of others whom I have had to prioritize to the top of my list at this time. As I choose to lollow the Lord's will for me sometimes my priorities change. It was His will that I be on SP for the years that I have been on here, because I have learned and gained much.

I learned that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I learned how beautiful and loved each of us are in the sight of God. I learned that as a man thinketh so is he. I learned that the 'law' is right and good, but the spirit is essential. I learned that on my own i cannot fulfill the law for any length of time. I learned that the law was my schoolmaster that brought me to Christ that I might be justified by faith and now I am no longer under the schoolmaster but under grace. I learned that we are saved by grace from our bad habits after all we can do and in spite of all we can do. Now I will learn and gain much in the new avenues of endeavor He has directed me to.

Matt 16:24-25, "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it."

My last day will be Saturday, Aug 31st. If I could reach out and give you each a personal hug I would but it will just have to be virtual.
emoticon Love, Charlene

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    I will miss you ...dear sweet friend. I do totally understand and have wanted to challenge myself and some friends to see if we can "give up" our computer time for just 2 weeks. I admire you for choosing what you know is right for you. This is a well known inside joke that I have told those who know me....since GOD does not use things that we the computer or Wal-Mart the anti- Christ? Seriously!!! Really something to think and ponder over....right? Bless you for your open heart and may HE bless you through your willingness to serve HIM.
    In Christian love, Callie emoticon

    We "WILL" meet again. emoticon Know that you have touched many lives by the love you gave. You were serving HIM when HE sent you to us.
    1639 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/24/2013 6:18:06 PM
  • KRYS210
    Know you are loved and thought about whether you are on Spark or not! I shall miss you my dear friend. Hopefully, I will see you sometime in the future.

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    1639 days ago
    AHHH, I get it, must of us understand. One has to do what they can and have time for. I think I added you recently, but thought what a sweetheart and loving christian lady. Zeal and passion. I enjoyed reading your blogs.

    If you ever are able to make a comeback ( it's timing and God's design), look me up.

    That was also considerate to let us know.... emoticon
    1640 days ago
  • HUZZAH39
    Dear one, I understand though my heart is broken having learned this. I so appreciate you and your gifts which you generously shared with us. Is there any way I can keep in touch with you.?

    May God continue to bless you and cause His face to shine upon you and give you peace.

    With love and Blessings, Christine
    1642 days ago
    My computer did a typo. The date is the 31st of Aug not the 1st of August or I would have already been gone. LOL Thank you Dave for pointing out the error. I corrected it.
    1642 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear this news. However, that being said, I understand. God Bless You and Yours!

    1642 days ago
    I understand the dilemma Charlene! I believe you must do what you think is the right thing to do. But as I said, you may want to keep your account "dormant" instead of closing it completely. emoticon
    And yes, as somebody mentioned, you are leaving on August 31st, not August 1st... emoticon
    1642 days ago
    So Sorry to see you go....
    God bless you richly in all that He has you do....
    1642 days ago
    Sorry to see you leave Charlene, I look forward to hearing from you, but you have your priorities in place. My mother passed away on the 20th of August and I am busy with funeral arrangements. God bless you charlene and I will keep you in my prayers.
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    Best wishes Charlene. My prayer is always with you. Thanks for being wonderful friend all this time. I enjoyed your your friendship emoticon
    1642 days ago
    I certainly understand and agree that you must do what God is calling you to do, but I will truly miss you. God bless!!
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    emoticon emoticon Bless you, Charlene, as you follow hard after our Lord and His plan for you just now. We'll miss you! emoticon , Nellie
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  • -DAVE-
    I hope your last day is September 1 (sunday)! Otherwise I'm in a time machine.

    Nice post. Do what your intention leads and what yourself asks you to do - this is God .

    IWAK and best wishes, Dave
    1642 days ago
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