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    SPARKYCARLEY   77,649
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Oh Happy Day for Spark Friends

Sunday, February 16, 2014

It seems that some people doesn't like my Christian Messages here on SparkPeople. I've been reported for posting many of my Christian Messages. I really thought the friends I had on here were real friends. I feel like an idiot now for believing that. I'm so hurt.

You'll be happy to know I've quit all my SparkTeams except the one that I am co-leader of. I will not be participating on SparkPeople anymore except for a bare minimum to fulfill my duties as co-leader of Hopeful Hearts. I will be going to another site to track my nutrition and fitness.

You've gotten rid of me. You all should be happy now.

UPDATE - February 17th
I'm sorry if I offended anyone with this blog post. I was crying at the time I wrote it and I was lashing out at those who hurt me so unnecessarily. Just because of a few bad apples that lashed out without reason to try to hurt me everything is ruined for everyone. But God has a plan for me and my ministry.

For anyone who really wants to follow my blogs, just go to the websites and fill in the simple form that's there. You will then get my posts in your email every time I write.

SP was my mission field for a long time, and now a new chapter is starting. God has a new plan for me and my ministry. I would love to take those along with me that want to go. Thank you for the support and for signing up to follow me. Love you all.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EJOY-EVELYN 11/3/2015 12:01PM

    Praying that this new and exciting chapter in your life brings you a fresh peace and glorifies God! You're love and cared for by the one true God that counts the most. Hug, hug! - Evelyn

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EJOY-EVELYN 9/27/2015 3:18PM

    Thank you for being God's faithful servant. emoticon

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LIFENPROGRESS 7/31/2014 11:42AM

    "For Those Who Honor Me, I Will Honor"

1 Samuel 2:12-36

G-d's Word is Flawless.

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 7/7/2014 7:24PM

    I'm glad things are going well for you. And, I do have to agree with you about your comments of SP.

I have another blog outside of here, and I do have a lot more good feelings connected there. I know when I do less SP, I feel better and do better over-all; feel and behave more positive and less negative. Still, why do we hold onto SP? Is it like a relationship that was SO good, and then... is just hard to let go of... ?

I wish you the best in this life. And, wish the same for myself too.

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SPARKYCARLEY 7/7/2014 6:58PM

    I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this issue in my life. My life is going very well outside of SP. I have a few very exciting things happening these days. It's because I'm outside of SP and not taking part in it much is really helping me these days. SP has become a negative point with people... much like Facebook is... and I'd like to keep the good things going so I'd rather just keep writing in my other blogs outside of here.

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 7/7/2014 6:44PM


How can you not see how you pushed religion? That is pretty much all your blogs were about for a long time. And, you know it was, cause you were using SP, as you said, "as your mission field". How is that not pushing religion? Come on now...

I don't know who reported you, but it isn't really like they pushed a knife in your back. That's a little extreme in expression.

I know SP is a place where lots of people get hurt, and you definitely got hurt. Perhaps you could return to blogging about your life in general that doesn't have to do with trying to link this site to the other site. It would be nice to hear about the other things in your life.

I hope your life is going well outside of SP, and that you are still involved with a good group of people.


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SPARKYCARLEY 7/6/2014 5:52PM

    I never once "pushed" religion. I only talked about my life, which is not possible without my relationship with God. Not only that I only shared in so-called "Christian" groups... except if this kind of thing can happen then obviously they weren't Christian after all. And whether I talk about "religion" or not it doesn't change the fact that people I believed to be friends pushed a knife in my back.

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 7/6/2014 1:06PM

    Actually, this is not anyone's "mission field". This is not a place to push religion. Talking about your experiences, feelings, and beliefs is different than pushing religion, and using SP as your "mission field", to propagate your site from here. SP is here for SP's mission of helping people lose weight, as well as allowing us to blog our journey. You used to use your blogs to talk about your life journey. Perhaps you could return to doing that. I myself would love to hear from you. I used to love to read your blogs.

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SPARKYCARLEY 3/19/2014 10:41PM

    Eva, that still doesn't explain why other people are allowed to post all sorts of links and I am not. Nor, does it explain why I'm not allowed to post Christian stuff and I am not. Finally, it doesn't explain why someone else would do such a despicable thing as report me. Whatever I posted or whatever I didn't.... reporting anyone for any thing short of pornography or violence is just plain WRONG!!!!!!!!!! I could never bring myself to stoop to such a lower-than-human level.

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GENRE009 3/19/2014 9:32PM

    Carley I do think it's nice that you are taking yourself into another direction to grow, but you need to listen. you weren't back stabbed, you can't put web site addresses down, it is advertising. And that's how spark can exist for free, cause they charge their advertisers. you can talk about web sites, but can't put their email addresses down. Where are you a c0-leader, I would still like to read your stuff. eva

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SPARKYCARLEY 3/6/2014 6:44PM

    Thank you ICAN888.

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GLORY- 3/6/2014 12:47AM

    I think you do a great job! emoticon
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SPARKYCARLEY 2/18/2014 5:56PM

    Thank you BAMAJAM for your support. I really appreciate it today. Many blessings to you. HUGS

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BAMAJAM 2/18/2014 5:46PM

  Hello Carley--- I want to jump right in here to offer you my concern, my support, and my love! We all-- ALL-- know that there are difficult and abrasive individuals who delight in being mean spirited. They can hurt us with cruel remarks, but the only reasonable thing to do is to shrug it off--- and pray for them. Our dear, all-perfect Lord, suffered ridicule and degradation--- and HE understands the pain of insults. Please know that you have very many Spark members who truly appreciate you!

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SPARKYCARLEY 2/17/2014 1:10PM

    Thank you ROZEEROZ1. It was very nice to have this reminder today. Many blessings to you. HUGS

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ROZEEROZ1 2/17/2014 1:01PM

    You face your greatest opposition when your closest to your biggest miracle.

T D Jakes on Miracles

This is a recent blog of mine. I so believe in this that I thought that I would share. this with you here on your blog.

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SPARKYCARLEY 2/17/2014 11:44AM

    Thank you so much friends for the wonderful support. I'm sorry if I offended anyone with this blog post. I was crying at the time I wrote it and I was lashing out at those who hurt me so unnecessarily. Just because of a few bad apples that lashed out without reason to try to hurt me everything is ruined for everyone. But God has a plan for me and my ministry.

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KASEYCOFF 2/17/2014 10:54AM

    I see plenty of people on here who post their political opinions... their societal viewpoints... and what I'd consider to be almost (maybe "borderline" would be a better word) biases of all sorts. And I see plenty of Christians - and other faiths as well, and people posting about their beliefs and spirituality. I figure to each his own: if someone posts things I don't like or that I don't agree with, I just avoid their blogs / posts... 's not a problem, IMHO.

I do use SP for the direct links to your other blogs and websites, Carley. I'm not real computer literate, and I don't want to go here, there, the other place and subscribe to this, that, the other and so on. I like it simple. I get a message: "Sparkycarley has posted a blog!" I follow that link to your SP blog and see a link that you've kindly supplied that will take me to your lastest posting. Simple.

If you aren't posting on SP, I probably won't see them.

And... it really is an unkindness to say we should be happy to see you go. I for one am not.

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CHALLENGER15 2/17/2014 10:17AM

    This grieves me so very much that this happened to you, but I have been seeing your posts on here AND as the other anyway, so I won't be missing your good words!

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RELISA4HEALTH 2/17/2014 9:59AM

    I am so sorry this has happened to you especially when the sites you have been on have a Christian Emphasis. When people sign up they know that this is the focus. I am sad that people would do such a thing. Please know I keep you in my prayers. Please know I appreciate what you were trying to do as you reached out to encourage people struggling. All in all God knows your heart and he will deal with those who would be offended at His word. The Bible tells us that they already lost their blessing.
Please do not allow this to keep you from reaching out . You are needed.

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123ELAINE456 2/17/2014 2:49AM

  Please don't go!!! We need you here on SparkPeople very badly. God will see You through this Carley. We love you and want you to stay. God has plans for you being on SparkPeople too. Don't let Satan win. America needs God now!!! Prayers and Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!being sent your way.

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 2/16/2014 11:11PM


I will be really sad to see you go. You have been a very familiar and warm face here. I will miss you.


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ROZEEROZ1 2/16/2014 10:45PM

    Jesus guides me to blogs that need special attention. Today, your blog needs special attention. My heart aches Sis that you had a rough time and that you are hurt. Being reported to Spark People must have been a great disappointment and hurt to you, it would do that to me. Christian teams are all about Christian spiritual teachings. I am sorry to hear that you will be going to another website to keep track of your program. Glad to hear though that you are staying on with one team.
Jesus, please be with my sis. Surround her with your peaceful powerful love. Jesus you guide me to many Blogs today - this is the blog that you have guided me to. Lord, turn the bad reports into great blessings for her. Turn it all around to Your Glory. In Your Name Jesus I pray this - amen.

Hi Sis - I had to come back to add on to what I have just typed here. I have learned through some really tough times like this, growth in the Lord. The hardest people can make us feel raw inside. But out of this Jesus can bring a healing to your heart. Ask Him to do that. I pray Jesus that you will bring a powerful healing that only You can do. In Your Name Jesus I pray this Amen.

I care about you Carley. So does Jesus.

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SPARKYCARLEY 2/16/2014 10:14PM

    Thank you Soooooooo much Carol! I really needed to be reminded of that. HUGS
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CAROLJ35 2/16/2014 9:59PM

    You will be missed SparkyCarley. Sorry to see you go, but I know how hurt one can get on this site. I was kicked off a challenge because my internet connection was bad two weeks in a row and I couldn't report in. That took the wind out of my sails!!!
This morning I heard a sermon on how God takes us through valleys like this for a reason. We will climb higher when we get out of the valley, and I am sure this is going to take you to higher sites. God Bless as you embark on a new route!

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SPARKYCARLEY 2/16/2014 9:45PM

    Thanks GODSCHILDAMYB for the support. But I'm just not going to be participating in Sparks as much as I was I'm sticking to one team that I've made a commitment to be co-leader with. My blogging and writing ministry won't die. This is just a setback. I refuse to give up completely. God has a plan for me to share my work. I thought SP was my mission field. I guess it's time to move on to a new mission field now. But God will help those who still want to follow me to do that. All they have to do is sign up to follow me by email on my websites. Then they'll get the posts in their email every time I write one.

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GODSCHILDAMYB 2/16/2014 9:29PM

    It is truly shameful. Just purely shameful. Satan is not a winner though, for one he gets rid of, God will replace with many more!!

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SPARKYCARLEY 2/16/2014 8:51PM

    EMSSBEARS - you, me, and most others feel the same way; but unfortunately not everyone sees spreading the gospel as a good thing. All it takes is a few complaints to ruin things for everyone. I don't get it either. Unfortunately those that love my writings will not get them on here now. I'm trying to encourage anyone who wants to follow my writings to sign up to follow by email on my websites. That way you will still get them in your email every time I post a new blog article.

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EMSSBEARS 2/16/2014 8:32PM

    I guess I just must be reading the wrong blogs or seeing the wrong messages. I have never found anything you have said to be offensive. I don't understand what is going on I have only been in this group a short while but I would never report anyone for their beliefs whether they were in line with mine or not. I just hope that this all works out.

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SPARKYCARLEY 2/16/2014 8:13PM

    Thanks for the support MOEE45. It really means a lot to me. I can't imagine either ever reporting anything outside of violence or porn. I certainly would never report anything I saw as Christian; or any other religion for that matter, even though I don't agree with any others. The email I got from one of the coaches just said that many of my messages were reported. I don't get it myself at all. I just see this as a new chapter that God is about to lead me to. Many blessings to you. HUGS.

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MOEE45 2/16/2014 7:56PM

    I am so sorry this has happened, please don't take it to heart. I love all you say and speak for our Lord!
It is just crazy that someone reported you.
Hope you will change your mind. emoticon emoticon

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SPARKYCARLEY 2/16/2014 7:43PM

    Thank you so much SMD5573. You are awesome!


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STEVENKIND 2/16/2014 7:37PM

    Keep up the good fight. God doesn't want quitters. I'll support Hopeful Hearts. Going to join now.

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SPARKYCARLEY 2/16/2014 6:47PM

    Thanks PERRYBABE for the support. I agree with you totally. I don't understand it myself. I was just told that many of my posts were reported. Since I shared Christian messages, and it was on a bunch of Christian teams, I can only be left to believe that this must be about that. I don't know what else to believe. I also agree that this is the best site. They helped me lose 75 lbs once. Now I've gained a lot of that back and have to lose it again. I was counting on SP to help. But I've decided that I'll go over to Calorie Count. Their databases for food and fitness are way more extensive than SP. They just don't have the support from other members as strong as SP. It's why SP is so unique. But I will not quit the Hopeful Hearts team. I know they are real and they are true Christians.

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PERRYBABE 2/16/2014 6:39PM

    SparkyCarley, I don't understand this. If we have Christian teams and threads, then we should expect spiritual posts. If people don't want to see that, then they shouldn't be on a Christian team. There are plenty of other teams to which they could belong that aren't as spiritual. I am so sorry this happened to you. If someone doesn't like your blogs, I didn't think they were forced to read them. In fact, the friends who directed me to this site were interviewed on SP Radio. They shared their faith on SP Radio, and the hosts commended them for it. Our friends' success is largely due to their faith. They make no bones about it. Please reconsider your decision not to use this site for tracking your food and fitness. I think this is the best site for this purpose. I largely credit this site for my success.

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SPARKYCARLEY 2/16/2014 6:04PM

    Thank you so very much Judi. You are a blessing.


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SWEET_ADELINE47 2/16/2014 5:37PM

    I am so sorry that this has happened. I am happy that you are staying with our team and a co-leader. We need your optimism. Every day, I see you praising and thanking the Lord. And you do so much for people not on Spark, that are hurting in so many ways. Don't let this damper your spirit of reaching out to those who are hurting. I admire what you do. God bless. Judi emoticon emoticon

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SPARKYCARLEY 2/16/2014 5:11PM

    Thank you BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY.


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SPARKYCARLEY 2/16/2014 5:10PM

    Thank you SANDRALEET. I know you are one of the real ones. I love you for that. Hugs.

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BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY 2/16/2014 5:06PM

    I don't understand people. I understand everyone does not share the same beliefs, but that is no reason to report someone! I am so sorry to hear about this! emoticon emoticon

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SANDRALEET 2/16/2014 4:55PM

    I did not ever put anyone down for believing in God Read my blogs Some people are not Christian or think not whot they say

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