ANHELIC's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ANHELIC ANHELIC's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ HOW SMART ARE WOMEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588678 WITH TIME, WOMEN GAIN WEIGHT BECAUSE WE ACCUMULATE SO MUCH <BR> INFORMATION AND WISDOM IN OUR HEADS THAT WHEN THERE IS NO MORE <BR> ROOM, IT DISTRIBUTES OUT TO THE REST OF OUR BODIES. <BR> <BR> SO WE AREN'T HEAVY, WE ARE ENORMOUSLY CULTURED, EDUCATED <BR> AND HAPPY. <BR> <BR> BEGINNING TODAY, WHEN I LOOK AT MY BUTT IN THE MIRROR, I WILL <BR> THINK "GOOD GRIEF, LOOK HOW SMART I AM." <BR> <BR> How many of you ladies feel the same as I do???? <BR> <BR> Have a great day. <BR> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 23:05:10 EST JESUS CALLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549527 THANK ME FREQUENTLY AS YOU JOURNEY THROUGH TODAY. THIS PRACTICE MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO PRAY WITHOUT CEASING, AS THE APOSTLE PAUL TAUGHT. IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT LEARNING TO PRAY CONTINUALLY, THE BEST APPROACH IS TO THANK ME IN EVERY SITUATION. THESE THANKFUL PRAYERS PROVIDE A SOLID FOUNDATION ON WHICH YOU CAN BUILD ALL YOUR OTHER PRAYERS. MOREOVER, A GRATEFUL ATTITUDE MAKES IT EASIER FOR YOU TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME. <BR> <BR> WHEN YOUR MIND IS OCCUPIED WITH THANKING ME, YOU HAVE NO TIME FO... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:25:08 EST DEAR GOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526038 AS I SPEND TIME WITH YOU <BR> IN QUIET MOMENTS <BR> SHOW ME STRENGTH FOR EACH DAY <BR> SERENITY FOR LIFE'S TRIALS <BR> HEALING FOR MY JAGGED EDGES <BR> LOVE TO PASS ON TO OTHERS <BR> IN QUIET MOMENTS, LORD <BR> SHOW ME YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> AMEN <BR> <BR> SENDING LOVE TO ALL MY SPARKFRIENDS <BR> MAY GOD'S BLESSINGS SURROUND YOU <BR> AND KEEP YOU SAFE AS YOU TRAVEL ALONG <BR> YOUR CHALLENGES EACH DAY. <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <em>296</em> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</e... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:54:23 EST JESUS CALLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516457 ANXIETY IS A RESULT OF ENVISIONING THE FUTURE WITHOUT ME. SO THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST WORRY IS STAYING IN COMMUNION WITH ME. WHEN YOU TURN YOUR THOUGHTS TOWARD ME, YOU CAN THINK MUCH MORE POSITIVELY. REMEMBER TO LISTEN, AS WELL AS TO SPEAK, MAKING YOUR THOUGHTS A DIALOGUE WITH ME. <BR> <BR> IF YOU MUST CONSIDER UPCOMING EVENTS, FOLLOW THESE RULES: 1) DO NOT LINGER IN THE FUTURE, BECAUSE ANXIETIES SPROUT UP LIKE MUSHROOMS WHEN YOU WANDER THERE. 2) REMEMBER THE PROMISE OF MY CONTINUAL PRE... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:40:42 EST THANKSGIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513660 I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL MY SPARK FRIENDS FOR SUPPORTING ME DURING MY TIME OF GRIEVING. YOU HAVE ALL BEEN AWESOME. I STILL MISS MY MOTHER DEARLY AND I KNOW I WILL BE WITH HER ONE DAY. <BR> <BR> I WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL MY CANADIAN FRIENDS A BLESSED THANKSGIVING AND MAY YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK. GOD BLESS YOU, EVERYONE. <BR> <BR> JOAN <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:01:11 EST GOD CALLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509443 THE COMFORTER, WHICH IS THE HOLY SPIRIT....SHALL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS AND BRING ALL THINGS TO YOUR REMEMBRANCE, WHATSOEVER I HAVE SAID UNTO YOU. JOHN 14:26 <BR> <BR> YOU ARE MY SERVANT. SERVE ME AS SIMPLY, CHEERFULLY, AND READILY AS YOU EXPECT OTHERS TO SERVE YOU. <BR> <BR> DO YOU BLAME THE SERVANT WHO AVOIDS EXTRA WORK?? DO YOU FEEL YOU ARE ILL SERVED BY SUCH A ONE? <BR> <BR> THEN WHAT OF ME? IS NOT THAT HOW YOU SO OFTEN SERVE ME? LAY THIS TO HEART AND VIEW YOUR DAY'S WORK IN THIS L... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:01:45 EST JESUS CALLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508444 I LOVE YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE. THE HUMAN MIND CANNOT COMPREHEND MY CONSTANCY. YOUR EMOTIONS FLICKER AND FALTER IN THE FACE OF VARYING CIRCUMSTANCES, AND YOU TEND TO PROJECT YOUR FICKLE FEELINGS ONTO ME. THUS, YOU DO NOT BENEFIT FULLY FROM MY UNFAILING LOVE. <BR> <BR> YOU NEED TO LOOK BEYOND THE FLUX OF CIRCUMSTANCES AND DISCOVER ME GAZING LOVINGLY BACK AT YOU. THIS AWARENESS OF MY PRESENCE STRENGTHENS YOU, AS YOU RECEIVE AND RESPOND TO MY LOVE. I AM THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND ... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 22:44:43 EST FIVE LITTLE EYES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498129 IN HANS' OLD MILL HIS THREE BLACK CATS <BR> WATCH HIS BINS FOR THE THIEVING RATS. <BR> WHISKER AND CLAW, THEY CROUCH IN THE NIGHT, <BR> THEIR FIVE EYES SMOLDERING GREEN AND BRIGHT. <BR> SQUEAKS FROM THE FLOOR SACKS, SQUEAKS FROM WHERE. <BR> THE COLD WIND STIRS ON THE EMPTY STAIR, <BR> SQUEAKING AND SCAMPERING, EVERYWHERE. <BR> <BR> THEN DOWN THEY POUNCE, NOW IN, NOW OUT, <BR> AT WHISKING TAIL, AND SNIFFING SNOUT. <BR> WHILE LEAN OLD HANS HE SNORES AWAY, <BR> TILL PEEP OF LIGHT AT BREAK OF DA... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:02:43 EST JESUS CALLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496435 SEEK TO PLEASE ME ABOVE ALL ELSE. LET THAT GOAL BE YOUR FOCAL POINT AS YOU GO THROUGH THIS DAY. SUCH A MIND-SET WILL PROTECT YOU FROM SCATTERING YOUR ENERGY TO THE WINDS. THE FREE WILL I BESTOWED ON YOU COMES WITH AWESOME RESPONSIBILITY. EACH DAY PRESENTS YOU WITH CHOICE AFTER CHOICE. MANY OF THESE DECISIONS YOU IGNORE AND THUS MAKE BY DEFAULT. WITHOUT A FOCAL POINT TO GUIDE YOU, YOU CAN EASILY LOSE YOUR WAY. THAT'S WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO STAY IN COMMUNICATION WITH ME, LIVING IN THA... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:01:45 EST JESUS CALLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486565 REST IN ME, MY CHILD. THIS TIME DEVOTED TO ME IS MEANT TO BE PEACEFUL, NOT STRESSFUL. YOU DON'T HAVE TO PERFORM IN ORDER TO RECEIVE MY LOVE. I HAVE BOUNDLESS, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR YOU. HOW IT GRIEVES ME TO SEE MY CHILDREN WORKING FOR LOVE; TRYING HARDER AND HARDER, YET NEVER FEELING GOOD ENOUGH TO BE LOVED. <BR> <BR> BE CAREFUL THAT YOUR DEVOTION TO ME DOES NOT BECOME ANOTHER FORM OF WORKS. I WANT YOU TO COME INTO MY PRESENCE JOYFULLY AND CONFIDENTIALLY. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR, FOR... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:31:17 EST 3 - 2 - 1 - MICROWAVE CARROT CAKE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484154 DUNCAN HINES CARROT CAKE MIX <BR> ANGEL FOOD CAKE MIX <BR> 2 TBSP. WATER <BR> JAR, MUG OR CUSTARD DISH <BR> <BR> IN A LARGE ZIP LOCK BAG, MIX THE TWO CAKE MIXES REALLY WELL. SCOOP 3 TBSP. OF THE CAKE MIXTURE INTO THE JAR, MUG OR CUSTARD DISH, ADD IN 2 TBSP. WATER AND STIR TO COMBINE WELL. MICROWAVE ON HIGH FOR 1 MINUTE. TAKE OUT AND LET COOK FOR 15 MINUTES. EAT PLAIN OR DECORATE TO YOUR LIKING. I USED CREAM CHEESE ICING ON IT AND ORANGE SPRINKLES. <BR> <BR> GREAT QUICK LITTLE DESSERT... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 23:53:09 EST FOREVER FRIENDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480065 SOMETHING CLICKS, AND WE KNOW WE'VE FOUND A FOREVER FRIEND. IT'S THE PERSON WE FEEL WE'VE KNOWN FOR YEARS, EVEN THOUGH IT'S BEEN ONLY A FEW MINUTES. IT'S THE ONE WE CAN CONFIDE IN, TRUST, AND DEPEND ON---THE ONE WHO WILL BLESS OUR LIVES IN WAYS WE CAN'T YET IMAGINE. <BR> <BR> RELATIONSHIPS ARE GOD'S WAY OF GIVING US OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE OUR INTERESTS AND ABILITIES, OUR PRESENCE AND OUR CARING WITH OTHERS. FRIENDS INSPIRE US AND ENCOURAGE US. THEY HELP US THROUGH OUR CHALLENGES, AND THE... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 23:58:49 EST SOLID GROUND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475149 THE MORE WE HEAR WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT GOD, THE MORE QUESTIONS ARISE IN OUR MIN. WHAT SHOULD WE BELIEVE ABOUT SIN, FORGIVENESS, AND SALVATION? WHERE CAN WE LEARN THE TRUTH? <BR> <BR> AS WE FAITHFULLY READ AND STUDY THE BIBLE, THE HOLY SPIRIT DIRECTS US TO GOD'S ANSWERS AND HIS TRUTH. ONLY BY KNOWING WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS CAN WE PROTECT OURSELVES FROM THOSE WHO SEE THINGS THAT AREN'T THERE, WHO CLAIM THINGS ABOUT GOD NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH HIS WORLD. <BR> <BR> BEING GROUNDED IN SCRIPTURE GI... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 22:49:57 EST THANK YOU MY FRIENDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472093 tHANK YOU MY FRIENDS FOR YOUR PRAYERS, CONDOLENCES AND SUPPORT I RECEIVED FROM YOU DURING THIS SAD TIME OF MY MOTHER'S PASSING. IT WAS SO COMFORTING KNOWING I HAVE FRIENDS WHO SHARE AND COMFORT ME DURING THIS TIME. I AM JUST NOW STARTING TO TRY AND GET BACK TO A LITTLE BIT OF A ROUTINE SLOWLY. I FELT THE COMFORTING ARMS OF GOD AROUND ME AND MY DAUGHTER WHO REALLY TOOK IT HARD BECAUSE SHE WAS SO CLOSE WITH MY MOTHER. WITH JUST THE TWO OF US LEFT, JACKIE SAID THAT SHE WANTS TO MAKE SURE WE ... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 22:45:25 EST THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS FOR MY MOTHER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461294 THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND ENCOURAGING WORDS. MY MOTHER PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY AT 12:30 EARLY MORNING. HER BREATHING BECAME VERY LABORED YESTERDAY AND THE DOCTOR SUGGESTED TAKING HER OFF HER MEDICATION AND JUST LEAVING HER ON OXYGEN AND MORPHINE TO KEEP HER COMFORTABLE. THE NURSE THAT CALLED MY SISTER SAID SHE PASSED VERY PEACEFULLY. EVEN THOUGH I AM MISSING HER SO MUCH, I AM PRAISING GOD THE HE TOOK HER TO BE WITH HIM AND SHE NO LONGER IS SUFFERING. WHEN WE ARE RAPTURED, WE WILL A... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:44:47 EST UPDATE ON MY MOTHER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459313 THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR PRAYERS. MY MOTHER HAS GONE DOWN OVER THESE PAST 5 DAYS SINCE I ASKED FOR PRAYERS. SHE IS IN KIDNEY FAILURE AND AS BEFORE IS ON MORPHINE TO MAKE HER COMFORTABLE. SHE IS RECEIVING LASIX AS WELL AS TYLENOL FOR PAIN. THE LAST TWO DAYS SHE HAS BEEN ASKING WHY GOD IS MAKING HER GO THROUGH THIS AND WHY SHE CAN'T GO, BUT I FEEL SHE IS STILL TRYING TO HANG ON. WHEN SHE HOLDS MY HAND, SHE HOLDS IT SO TIGHT. I KNOW SHE WANTS TO GO TO BE WITH JESUS. I HAVE BEEN PRAYIN... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 22:32:30 EST PRAYER REQUEST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454897 i JUST RECEIVED A CALL FROM MY SISTER THAT MOM HAD A SETBACK LAST NIGHT. SHE SUFFERED ANOTHER HEART ATTACK AND ANGINA ATTACK. THE DOCTOR HAS PUT HER BACK ON HEAVY DOSES OF LASIX AND PUT IN A CATHETER SO SHE DOESN'T HAVE TO GET UP AND GIVING HER MORPHINE. SHE IS STILL HAVING CHEST PAINS AS WE SPEAK. I AM HEADING UP TO THE HOSPITAL NOW. PLEASE PRAY FOR MY MOTHER, HER NAME IS WILLAMENA. <BR> <BR> THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS. GOD BLESS EVERYONE. <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> ... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:11:31 EST DAILY DEVOTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451187 THIS IS MY COMMANDMENT, THAT YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU. NO ONE HAS GREATER LOVE THAN THIS, TO LAY DOWN ONE'S LIFE FOR ONE'S FRIENDS. <BR> JOHN 15:12-13 <BR> <BR> MY CLOSEST FRIENDS, DEAR LORD, ARE A REPRIEVE FOR MY SOUL. THEIR ACCEPTANCE SETS ME FREE TO BE MYSELF. THEIR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FORGIVES MY FAILINGS. THEIR KINDNESS GIVES ME A SENSE OF WORTH. THANK YOU FOR THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE A REFLECTION OF YOUR LOVE IN MY LIFE. HELP ME BE A FRIEND WHO WILL, IN TURN, LAY D... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 21:18:27 EST JESUS CALLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448603 I SPEAK TO YOU FROM DEEPEST HEAVEN. YOU HEAR ME IN THE DEPTHS OF YOUR BEING. DEEP CALLS UNTO DEEP. YOU ARE BLESSED TO HEAR ME SO DIRECTLY. NEVER TAKE THIS PRIVILEGE FOR GRANTED. THE BEST RESPONSE IS A HEART OVERFLOWING WITH GRATITUDE. I AM TRAINING YOU TO CULTIVATE A THANKFUL MIND-SET. THIS IS LIKE BUILDING YOUR HOUSE ON A FIRM ROCK, WHERE LIFE'S STORMS CANNOT SHAKE YOU. AS YOU LEARN THESE LESSONS, YOU ARE TO TEACH THEM TO OTHERS. I WILL OPEN UP THE WAY BEFORE YOU, ONE STEP AT A TIME... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 09:51:11 EST A MOUSE THAT BARKED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448264 A MOTHER MOUSE AND HER BABY WERE WALKING <BR> ALONG WHEN SUDDENLY A CAT LUNGED AT THE. "BOW-WOW!" <BR> THE MOTHER MOUSE YELLED, AND THE CAT SCAMPERED AWAY. <BR> <BR> MOTHER MOUSE TURNED TO HER <BR> BABY AND SAID, "SEE? THIS IS WHY <BR> IT'S IMPORTANT TO LEARN A <BR> FOREIGN LANGUAGE!" <BR> <BR> IN ORDER TO KEEP A TRUE PERSPECTIVE OF ONE'S <BR> IMPORTANCE, EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A DOG THAT <BR> WILL WORSHIP HIM AND A CAT THAT WILL IGNORE HIM. <BR> <BR> ONE OF THE STRIKING DIFFERENCES BETWE... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 23:38:28 EST JESUS CALLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444634 SIT QUIETLY IN MY PRESENCE WHILE I BLESS YOU. MAKE YOUR MIND LIKE A STILL POOL OF WATER, READY TO RECEIVE WHATEVER THOUGHTS I DROP INTO IT. REST IN MY SUFFICIENCY, AS YOU CONSIDER THE CHALLENGES THIS DAY PRESENTS. DO NOT WEAR YOURSELF OUT BY WORRYING ABOUT WHETHER YOU CAN COPE WITH THE PRESSURES. KEEP LOOKING TO ME AND COMMUNICATING WITH ME, AS WE WALK THROUGH THIS DAY TOGETHER. <BR> <BR> TAKE TIME TO REST BY THE WAYSIDE, FOR I AM NOT IN A HURRY. A LEISURELY PACE ACCOMPLISHES MORE THAN ... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 22:34:24 EST LIFELONG FRIEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441694 SHARING GOOD TIMES WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS BRINGS INCOMPARABLE JOY TO LIFE. OUR DAYS ARE RICHER WHEN WE HAVE SOMEONE TO TALK TO ABOUT OUR FEELINGS AND EXPERIENCES, AND IT'S A BLESSING TO HAVE PEOPLE AROUND US WE CAN RELY ON, COME WHAT MAY. <BR> <BR> WHEN JESUS CALLS US HIS FRIENDS, HE IS INVITING US TO REGARD HIM AS SOMEONE WE CAN RELY ON, CONFIDE IN, AND TRUST. HE'S THE FRIEND WHO SHARES IN OUR JOYS AND SORROWS, WHO SUPPORTS OUR GODLY GOALS AND SPIRIT-GIVEN DESIRES. <BR> <BR> THOUGH THE ... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 23:54:25 EST JESUS CALLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439228 COME TO ME CONTINUALLY. I AM MEANT TO BE THE CENTER OF YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS, THE ANCHOR OF YOUR SOUL. YOUR MIND WILL WANDER FROM ME, BUT THE QUESTION IS HOW FAR YOU ALLOW IT TO WANDER. AN ANCHOR ON A SHORT ROPE LETS A BOAT DRIFT ONLY SLIGHTLY BEFORE THE TAUT LINE TUGS THE BOAT BACK TOWARD THE CENTER. SIMILARLY, AS YOU DRIFT AWAY FROM ME, MY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU GIVES A TUG, PROMPTING YOU TO RETURN TO ME. AS YOU BECOME INCREASINGLY ATTUNED TO MY PRESENCE, THE LENGTH OF ROPE ON YOUR SOUL'S ANCH... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:44:13 EST THANK YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435462 I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO CAME TO MY BLOGS AND LEFT GREAT COMMENTS. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS AND THEY MAKE ME FEEL GOOD AND SOME NIGHTS WHEN I'M FEELING A LITTLE DEPRESSED, THEY BRING ME UP AS DO SOME OF THE BLOGS I GET A CHANCE TO READ. MY WORK TAKES ME FROM 9AM TO 10PM EVERY DAY AND I DON'T GET ON SPARKPEOPLE UNTIL AFTER THAT FOR ABOUT AN HOUR OR MORE. <BR> <BR> I WORK MY WALKING IN BETWEEN MY WORK DURING THE DAY AND TRACK MY FOODS AT NIGHT. <BR> <BR> PLEASE FORGIVE ME... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 17:55:51 EST KITTY'S BEDTIME PRAYER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434748 NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP, <BR> I PRAY THIS CUSHY LIFE TO KEEP. <BR> I PRAY FOR TOYS THAT LOOK LIKE MICE, <BR> AND SOFA CUSHIONS, SOFT AND NICE. <BR> <BR> FOR GROCERY BAGS WHERE I CAN HIDE, <BR> JUST LIKE A TIGER, CROUCHED INSIDE!! <BR> I PRAY FOR GOURMET KITTY SNACKS, <BR> AND SOMEONE NICE TO SCRATCH MY BACK. <BR> <BR> FOR WINDOW SILLS ALL WARM AND BRIGHT, <BR> FOR SHADOWS TO EXPLORE AT NIGHT. <BR> I PRAY I'LL ALWAYS STAY REAL COOL, <BR> AND KEEP THE SECRET FELINE RULE. <BR> <BR> TO NEVE... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:42:39 EST SENIOR'S VERSION OF JESUS LOVES ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433757 Here is a new version just for us who have white hair or no hair at all. For us, over middle age (or even those almost there) or all you other, check out this newest version of Jesus Loves Me. <BR> <BR> JESUS LOVES ME, THIS I KNOW. <BR> THOUGH MY HAIR IS WHITE AS SNOW. <BR> THOUGH MY SIGHT IS GROWING DIM, <BR> STILL HE BIDS ME TRUST IN HIM. <BR> <BR> CHORUS <BR> <BR> THOUGH MY STEPS ARE VERY SLOW, <BR> WITH MY HAND IN HIS I'LL GO. <BR> ON THROUGH LIFE, LET COME WH... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:55:43 EST FIVE FINGER PRAYER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432485 this is so neat. I had never heard this before. This beautiful - and it is surely worth making the 5 - finger prayer a part of our lives. <BR> <BR> 1. YOUR THUMB IS NEAREST TO YOU. SO BEGIN YOUR PRAYERS BY PRAYING FOR THOSE CLOSEST TO YOU. THEY ARE THE CLOSEST TO REMEMBER. TO PRAY FOR OUR LOVED ONES IS, AS C.S. LEWIS ONCE SAID, A "SWEET DUTY." <BR> <BR> 2. THE NEXT FINGER IS THE POINTING FINGER. PRAY FOR THOSE TO TEACH, INSTRUCT AND HEAL. THIS INCLUDES TEACHERS, DOCTORS, AND MINISTER... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:02:37 EST JEREMIAH 17:7-8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430047 BUT BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO TRUSTS IN THE LORD, WHOSE CONFIDENCE IS IN HIM. HE WILL BE LIKE A TREE PLANTED BY THE WATER THAT SENDS OUT ITS ROOTS BY THE STREAM. IT DOES NOT FEAR WHEN HEAT COMES; ITS LEAVES ARE ALWAYS GREEN. IT HAS NO WORRIES IN A YEAR OF DROUGHT AND NEVER FAILS TO BEAR FRUIT" <BR> <BR> When we rely on God and not on ourselves, we will grow like the tree. He will hold us safely by our hand and lead us along the straight path. Thank you Lord for all your blessings you show... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:53:43 EST TODAY'S DEVOTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426973 THOSE WHO ARE ATTENTIVE TO A MATTER WILL PROSPER, AND HAPPY ARE THOSE WHO TRUST IN THE LORD. PROVERBS 16:20 <BR> <BR> LORD, WHILE I GO ABOUT MY <BR> BUSINESS TODAY, HELP ME TO <BR> AVOID SELF-PREOCCUPATION <BR> AND TO NOTICE WHAT IS HAPPENING <BR> AROUND ME. HELP ME TO CARE <BR> ENOUGH ABOUT MY LOVED ONES, <BR> MY COWORKERS, AND MY WORLD-- <BR> TO BE AWARE OF WHAT THEY ARE <BR> UP TO, HOW THEY ARE FEELING, <BR> AND HOW I CAN BE A GOOD FRIEND. <BR> <BR> Do unto others as you would have... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:56:31 EST I'M A CAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426886 I'M ONLY A CAT, <BR> AND I STAY IN MY PLACE-- <BR> UP THERE ON YOUR CHAIR, <BR> ON YOUR BED OR YOUR FACE!! <BR> <BR> <BR> I'M ONLY A CAT, <BR> AND I DON'T FINICKY MUCH-- <BR> I'M HAPPY WITH CREAM <BR> AND ANCHOVIES AND SUCH!! <BR> <BR> I'M ONLY A CAT, <BR> AND WE'LL GET ALONG FINE, <BR> AS LONG AS YOU KNOW <BR> I'M NOT YOUR - YOU'RE ALL MINE!! <BR> <BR> AUTHOR UNKNOWN <BR> <BR> How true this is. Dogs have masters, but cats have servants. <BR> I think my three took lessons from the same ... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:59:11 EST TODAY'S DEVOTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425815 FOR AS HE THINKETH IN HIS HEART, SO IS HE. PROVERBS 23:7 <BR> <BR> SOMETIMES, O GOD, WE ERECT ROADBLOCKS IN OUR OWN PATHS, HARBORING NEGATIVE ATTITUDES OR WORRYING THOUGHTS THAT MOST OFTEN PROVE UNNECESSARY. LIGHTEN OUR LOADS AND INSPIRE US TO NEW WAYS OF THINKING. WHEN YOU BEGIN TO TRANSFORM OUR LIVES, PLEASE BEGIN WITH OUR MINDS. THANK YOU LORD. <BR> <BR> As this devotion states, we can be our worst enemy. Unless we have ultimate faith and believe God is in control, we will conti... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:11:36 EST JESUS CALLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421203 KEEP WALKING WITH ME ALONG THE PATH I HAVE CHOSEN FOR YOU. YOUR DESIRE TO LIVE CLOSE TO ME IS A DELIGHT TO MY HEART. I COULD INSTANTLY GRANT YOU THE SPIRITUAL RICHES YOU DESIRE, BUT THAT IS NOT MY WAY FOR YOU. TOGETHER WE WILL FORGE A PATHWAY UP THE HIGH MOUNTAIN. THE JOURNEY IS ARDUOUS AT TIMES, AND YOU ARE WEAK. SOMEDAY YOU WILL DANCE LIGHTFOOTED ON THE HIGH PEAKS; BUT FOR NOW, YOUR WALK IS OFTEN PLODDING AND HEAVY. ALL I REQUIRE OF YOU IS TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP, CLINGING TO MY HAND FO... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 22:54:27 EST MORNING DEVOTIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418463 IF WE LIVE BY THE SPIRIT, LET US ALSO BE GUIDED BY THE SPIRIT. GALATIANS 5:25 <BR> <BR> HOLY SPIRIT, THE LIFE THAT GIVES LIFE. <BR> YOU ARE THE CAUSE OF ALL MOVEMENT; <BR> YOU ARE THE BREATH OF ALL CREATURES; <BR> YOU ARE THE SALVE THAT PURIFIES OUR SOULS; <BR> YOU ARE THE OINTMENT THAT HEALS OUR WOUNDS; <BR> YOU ARE THE FIRE THAT WARMS OUR HEARTS; <BR> YOU ARE THE LIGHT THAT GUIDES OUR FEET. <BR> LET ALL THE WORLD PRAISE YOU. <BR> <BR> A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY IS BEST UNDERTAKEN WITH THE SPIR... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 01:19:40 EST MY ANSWERED PRAYERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412001 I ASKED FOR STRENGTH AND <BR> GOD GAVE ME DIFFICULTIES TO MAKE ME STRONG. <BR> <BR> I ASKED FOR WISDOM AND <BR> GOD GAVE ME PROBLEMS TO SOLVE. <BR> <BR> I ASKED FOR PROSPERITY AND <BR> GOD GAVE ME BRAWN AND BRAINS TO WORK. <BR> <BR> I ASKED FOR COURAGE AND <BR> GOD GAVE ME DANGERS TO OVERCOME. <BR> <BR> I ASKED FOR PATIENCE AND <BR> GOD PLACED ME IN SITUATIONS WHERE I WAS <BR> FORCED TO WAIT. <BR> <BR> I ASKED FOR LOVE AND <BR> GOD GAVE ME TROUBLED PEOPLE TO HELP. <BR> <BR> I ASKED FOR... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 01:00:50 EST JESUS CALLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411271 DRAW NEAR TO ME WITH A THANKFUL HEART, AWARE THAT YOUR CUP IS OVERFLOWING WITH BLESSINGS. GRATITUDE ENABLES YOU TO PERCEIVE ME MORE CLEARLY AND TO REJOICE IN OUR LOVE RELATIONSHIP. NOTHING CAN SEPARATE YOU FROM MY LOVING PRESENCE! THAT IS THE BASIS OF YOUR SECURITY. WHENEVER YOU START TO FEEL ANXIOUS, REMIND YOURSELF THAT YOUR SECURITY RESTS IN ME ALONE, AND I AM TOTALLY TRUSTWORTHY. <BR> <BR> YOU WILL NEVER BE IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT YOU CAN RELAX AND TRUST IN MY CON... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 08:11:05 EST DO NOT RUSH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405934 THEY SOON FORGET HIS WORKS; THEY WAITED NOT FOR HIS COUNSEL. PSALM 106:13 <BR> <BR> LEARN IN THE LITTLE DAILY THINGS OF LIFE TO DELAY ACTION UNTIL YOU GET MY GUIDANCE. SO MANY LIVES LACK POISE. FOR IN THE MOMENTOUS DECISIONS AND THE BIG THINGS OF LIFE, THEY ASK MY HELP, BUT INTO THE SMALL THINGS THEY RUSH ALONE. <BR> <BR> BY WHAT YOU DO IN THE SMALL THINGS, THOSE AROUND YOU ARE MOST OFTEN ANTAGONIZED OR ATTRACTED. <BR> <BR> GOD BLESS. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:04:44 EST JESUS CALLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402915 STAY CALMLY CONSCIOUS OF ME TODAY, NO MATTER WHAT. REMEMBER THAT I GO BEFORE YOU AS WELL AS WITH YOU INTO THE DAY. NOTHING TAKES ME BY SURPRISE. I WILL NOT ALLOW CIRCUMSTANCES TO OVERWHELM YOU, SO LONG AS YOU LOOK TO ME. I WILL HELP YOU COPE WITH WHATEVER THE MOMENT PRESENTS. COLLABORATING WITH ME BRINGS BLESSINGS THAT FAR OUTWEIGH ALL YOUR TROUBLES. AWARENESS OF MY PRESENCE CONTAINS JOY THAT CAN ENDURE ALL EVENTUALITIES. <BR> <BR> Remember with God all things are possible and when He ... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:07:23 EST GOOD MORNING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399679 <BR> G OD <BR> O FFERS US HIS <BR> O UTSTANDING <BR> D EVOTION TO <BR> <BR> <BR> M AKE US <BR> O BEDIENT AND <BR> R EADY FOR A <BR> N EW DAY WITH HIM. <BR> I SPIRE OTHERS, AND PLEASE <BR> N EVER FORGET. <BR> G OD LOVES YOU ! <BR> <BR> GOD BLESS YOU. <BR> HAVE A BLESSED DAY. <BR> THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE. <BR> LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT. <BR> PS. 118:24 <BR> <BR> Blessings to my Sparkfriends. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:42:22 EST THANK YOU GOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397813 MY MUSCLES ARE SORE, <BR> BUT THEY WORK. <BR> <BR> I DID NOT SLEEP WELL LAST NIGHT, <BR> BUT I DID WAKE UP. <BR> <BR> MY WALLET IS NOT FULL, <BR> BUT MY BELLY IS. <BR> <BR> I MAY NOT HAVE ALL I WANT, <BR> BUT I HAVE ALL I NEED. <BR> <BR> MY LIFE IS NOT PERFECT, <BR> BUT IT IS GOOD. <BR> <BR> GOD WILL COME THROUGH FOR YOU IF YOU TRUST HIM. <BR> YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR LIFE WHILE HE IS SOLVING <BR> YOUR PROBLEMS. <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed weekend. <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> ... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:49:08 EST DEAR NAME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394147 SHE SHALL BRING FORTH A SON, AND THOU SHALT CALL HIS NAME JESUS: FOR HE SHALL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS. MATTHEW 1:21 <BR> <BR> SAY MY NAME OFTEN. <BR> <BR> "JESUS" THE VERY SOUNDING OF MY NAME DRIVES AWAY ALL EVIL. <BR> <BR> "JESUS" MY NAME IS THE CALL FOR A LIFELINE TO RESCUE YOU FROM TEMPTATION. <BR> <BR> "JESUS" THE NAME BANISHES LONELINESS--DISPELS GLOOM. <BR> <BR> "JESUS" SUMMONS HELP TO CONQUER YOUR FAULTS. <BR> <BR> I WILL SET YOU ON HIGH BECAUSE YOU HAVE KNOWN MY NA... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:38:22 EST MY TO-DO LIST FOR TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392802 ---COUNT MY BLESSINGS. <BR> <BR> ---PRACTICE KINDNESS. <BR> <BR> ---LET GO OF WHAT I CAN'T CONTROL. <BR> <BR> ---LISTEN TO MY HEART. <BR> <BR> ---BE PRODUCTIVE, YET CALM. <BR> <BR> ---JUST BREATHE. <BR> <BR> HOW SIMPLE ARE THESE AND AT THE END OF THE DAY WE WILL BE CALM AND RELAXED WITH NO STRESS. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 01:35:27 EST WORDS OF STRENGTH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388558 THINK ABOUT GETTING RICH: <BR> FRIENDSHIPS ARE PRICELESS, TIME IS INVALUABLE, <BR> HEALTH IS WEALTH, AND LOVE IS A TREASURE. <BR> <BR> CREATE A NEST EGG OF BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES <BR> THAT YOU CAN DIP INTO FROM TIME TO TIME <BR> TO EASE ANY SORROWS. <BR> <BR> HAVE THE KIND OF REMEMBRANCES <BR> THAT RAISE YOU UP WITH THEIR WORTH <BR> AND KEEP YOU THERE WITH THEIR WONDER. <BR> <BR> ALWAYS HAVE A SECRET SUPPLY OF HO[ES ON HAND <BR> TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR TOMORROWS.... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:50:58 EST 10 WAYS TO LOVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386462 LISTEN WITHOUT INTERRUPTING. <BR> <BR> SPEAK WITHOUT ACCUSING. <BR> <BR> GIVE WITHOUT SPARING. <BR> <BR> PRAY WITHOUT CEASING. <BR> <BR> ANSWER WITHOUT ARGUING. <BR> <BR> SHARE WITHOUT PRETENDING. <BR> <BR> ENJOY WITHOUT COMPLAINT. <BR> <BR> TRUST WITHOUT WAVERING. <BR> <BR> FORGIVE WITHOUT PUNISHING. <BR> <BR> PROMISE WITHOUT FORGIVING. <BR> <BR> This was sent to me and I thought it would be great to share and re-read in the future. Something else that I found to be important. <BR... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:45:22 EST POCKET FULL OF SUNSHINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382945 BE YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> ACCEPT YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> VALUE YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> FORGIVE YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> BLESS YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> EXPRESS YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> TRUST YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> LOVE YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> EMPOWER YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> YOU ARE WORTH IT, CHECK THIS LIST EACH DAY. REMEMBER, THERE IS NOTHING NEGATIVE HERE IN THIS LIST. STAY POSITIVE AND LIVE EACH DAY TO THE FULLEST. <BR> <BR> BLESSINGS, <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Sat, 8 Jun 2013 23:39:44 EST 10 MOST IMPORTANT WORDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379787 The most selfish 1-letter word "I" Avoid it. <BR> <BR> The most satisfying 2-letter word "WE". Use it. <BR> <BR> The most poisonous 3-letter word. "EGO". Kill it. <BR> <BR> The most used 4-letter word "LOVE" Value it. <BR> <BR> The most pleasing 5-letter word. "SMILE". Keep it. <BR> <BR> The fastest spreading 6-letter word "RUMORS". Ignore it. <BR> <BR> The hardest working 7-letter word "SUCCESS". Achieve it. <BR> <BR> The most enviable 8-letter word "JEALOUSY". Distance it. <BR> <... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 00:11:39 EST TOUGH TIMES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370980 JUST GOT HOME FROM A MEETING AND A PHRASE THAT WAS MENTIONED STUCK IN MY MIND. I HAD HEARD IT BEFORE, BUT HAD FORGOTTEN IT. TOUGH TIMES NEVER LAST, BUT TOUGH PEOPLE DO. JUST THINK HOW WE CAN GO ALONG OUR JOURNEY, ONE STEP AT A TIME, ONE DAY AT A TIME AND ONE WEEK AT A TIME. NEVER KEEP LOOKING BACKWARDS SINCE YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO CHANGE IT. SIMPLY KEEP LOOKING FORWARD AND THE TOUGH TIMES WILL CHANGE FOR US. <BR> HAVE A GREAT EVENING. <em>104</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Wed, 29 May 2013 00:02:50 EST TOUGH TIMES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370979 JUST GOT HOME FROM A MEETING AND A PHRASE THAT WAS MENTIONED STUCK IN MY MIND. I HAD HEARD IT BEFORE, BUT HAD FORGOTTEN IT. TOUGH TIMES NEVER LAST, BUT TOUGH PEOPLE DO. JUST THINK HOW WE CAN GO ALONG OUR JOURNEY, ONE STEP AT A TIME, ONE DAY AT A TIME AND ONE WEEK AT A TIME. NEVER KEEP LOOKING BACKWARDS SINCE YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO CHANGE IT. SIMPLY KEEP LOOKING FORWARD AND THE TOUGH TIMES WILL CHANGE FOR US. <BR> HAVE A GREAT EVENING. <em>104</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Wed, 29 May 2013 00:02:44 EST TOUGH TIMES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370978 JUST GOT HOME FROM A MEETING AND A PHRASE THAT WAS MENTIONED STUCK IN MY MIND. I HAD HEARD IT BEFORE, BUT HAD FORGOTTEN IT. TOUGH TIMES NEVER LAST, BUT TOUGH PEOPLE DO. JUST THINK HOW WE CAN GO ALONG OUR JOURNEY, ONE STEP AT A TIME, ONE DAY AT A TIME AND ONE WEEK AT A TIME. NEVER KEEP LOOKING BACKWARDS SINCE YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO CHANGE IT. SIMPLY KEEP LOOKING FORWARD AND THE TOUGH TIMES WILL CHANGE FOR US. <BR> HAVE A GREAT EVENING. <em>104</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Wed, 29 May 2013 00:02:35 EST THE CHILDREN'S BIBLE IN A NUTSHELL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369506 A CHILD WAS ASKED TO WRITE A BOOK REPORT ON THE ENTIRE BIBLE. HERE IS WHAT HE WROTE........ <BR> <BR> IN THE BEGINNING, WHICH OCCURRED NEAR THE START, THERE WAS NOTHING BUT GOD, DARKNESS AND SOME GAS. THE BIBLE SAYS, "THE LORD THY GOD IS ONE," BUT I THINK HE MUST BE A LOT OLDER THAN THAT. <BR> <BR> ANYWAY, GOD SAID, "GIVE ME A LIGHT!" AND SOMEONE DID. <BR> <BR> THEN GOD MADE THE WORLD. <BR> <BR> HE SPLIT THE ADAM AND MADE EVE. ADAM AND EVE WERE NAKED, BUT THEY WEREN'T EMBARRASSED BECAU... Mon, 27 May 2013 16:48:01 EST UPDATE ON MY MOTHER'S PROGRESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365173 SATURDAY WILL BE A MONTH SINCE MY MOTHER WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE. THE NEXT SUNDAY, SHE TURNED 91 AND HAD ALL OF OUR FAMILY VISITING THAT DAY. SHE IS IN GOOD SPIRITS, ALTHOUGH SHE SAID LAST SUNDAY THAT SHE NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD COME TO THIS. THE THERAPIST AND SOCIAL WORKER RECOMMENDED THAT SHE GO TO A NURSING HOME BECAUSE SHE NEEDS EXTENDED CARE THAT SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO GET AT HOME. MY SISTER CAN'T LOOK AFTER HER AND MOM CAN'T TAKE HER WALKER INTO THE BAT... Thu, 23 May 2013 00:02:03 EST