GODSGALS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GODSGALS GODSGALS'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/ I Forgot the Nails – from Tree (the Manger) to Shining Tree (Calvary) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175023 Yep, I admit it, I’m a true redhead and I’m prone to forget things. I love practical things I can really grab a hold of and run with, things that will change me on a very deep level. Yesterday my pastor’s wife made a point I think is worth repeating. It had to do with nails. I’m really visual, so totally helped that she had a prop – one of those nails with a ribbon on. You may have seen them. I’ve got one hanging on my tree. Yet I still forget. <BR> Forget what? you may ask. Forget the... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 09:21:51 EST I Hear You Knocking... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170955 … but you can’t come in. Dave Edmunds made it famous, but how many Christians live their lives there? God is always speaking, but I’m not always listening. One of the things I so treasure about Joyce Meyer is that she’s really hard to misunderstand. Take, for instance, this one passage from her book, How to Hear from God: <BR> <BR> “We are to seek the Lord wholeheartedly. Many want God to take care of them, but they don’t really want to sacrifice the time and devotion it takes to grow i... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:07:30 EST To Much Static http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164093 The bible is clear – John 10.27 says that God’s sheep hear His voice, and they follow Him. In her book, How to Hear from God, Joyce Meyer talked about what she called, “keeping your receiver deceiver-free”. There are so many good things to ponder there that I highly encourage reading it, too many to mention in one redhead rambling, but one thing I’d like to hone in on is that she brings up the fact that many Christians aren’t expecting to hear His voice. If He’s our Father, why wouldn’t we h... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 08:42:46 EST One Tip, One Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162428 I've got one tip and one story for you that I hope will bless you. I can't take credit for either, since two Facebook buds posted them, but I wanted to share them with my SP buds because I found one interesting and one encouraging. <BR> TIP <BR> Baby Carrots - The following is information from a farmer who grows and packages carrots for IG, METRO, LOBLAWS, etc. <BR> The small cocktail baby carrots you buy in small plastic bags are made using the larger crooked or deformed carrots, which are p... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:58:41 EST Knock on (Worm)Wood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158368 Today I was reading Proverbs 5 and it spoke so many things to me. It's all about a dad giving his kids the inside scoop on the life of what he calls "an immoral woman." To me, though, it spoke volumes about heart attitude, in both male and female. <BR> Here are just a few of my thoughts for you to ponder, should you feel so inclined: <BR> Lips dripping honey - how many times in your life have people told you enticing things? And you didn't run? Even though you knew it would leave a lasting im... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 15:27:14 EST The Meaning of Life - Big He, Little Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146959 I don't know if the same thing's happenin' where you are, but in my church God seems to want to visit every single Sunday! And I'm lovin' it! <BR> Yesterday was no exception. In fact, I'm getting rather used to His presence. Yes, I spend time with Him during my day-to-day life but there's something very special when a bunch of BELIEVErs get together (no, that's not a typo, I mean believers who REALLY BELIEVE) - He seems to take it very seriously and responds to hunger in a big way. I feel lik... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:44:15 EST How can I say thanks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143418 My words are inadequate to express the depth of my gratitude to the One who loved me enough to give His life for mine, and change the course of my destiny. It started before I was even born. Jeremiah 1.5 says simply this: ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’ Well, I don’t know about the whole prophet thing but I do know that I know that I know that He knew me, and had a plan for me. Why, you ask. And r... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:30:29 EST It’s All Good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136223 I learned a fact on Friday morning. I learned this: if the cosmos had mass of 10 to the 27th power more, it would have imploded. If it had 10 to the 27th power less matter, it would have exploded out beyond itself. So say leading astrophysists. We also needed a moon to stabilize earth’s axis. Now don’t tell me these things just happen. I say to all saints far and wide, come, let us gather together and tell God how good He is. My worship pastor says that’s God’s favourite song - God is good, a... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:35:45 EST Shout it From the Rooftops http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128755 Omygosh I am so stoked right now! If you’re reading this and even slightly interested in why, I’ll let you in on a little secret. <BR> It started off with a healthy dose of I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me, Philippians 4.13 [namely, be brave]. Then it worked its way up to I am persuaded He is well able to keep that which I have committed to Him, II Timothy 1.12 [principally, my life], with some The Lord will perfect that which concerns me, Psalms 138.8, finally settling... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 18:37:57 EST Guilty as Sin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121302 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. ~ Romans 8.1 <BR> Doesn't that give you hope? I see many people get all caught up in the 'no condemnation' thing, and that's good, but that's not what floats my boat. For me, it's the NOW. Right here, today, in the midst of my mess. We're as guilt free as we're ever gonna get. Why won't we walk in it? Do we really take His Word at face value, and just step out on faith?... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 10:18:22 EST Fact Finding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108306 My pastor says that knowing fruit involves being a fruit inspector, like matthew 7.20 says, and inspecting isn't faultfinding, it's fact finding. I've met a whole lot of people who say as Christians we can't "judge", but I'm not talking about the person, I'm talking about the actions. That's not judgement. That's common sense. Do you agree? <BR> The reason I'm bringing this up is because people are so scared to talk about what's going on right now in the political realm that they won't do any... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:19:51 EST Just an FYI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104855 A friend of mine posted this yesterday on Facebook, and I just wanted you guys to be aware of it, cos I wasn't: <BR> by Jp Turner <BR> This information was obtained by Judicial Watch March, 2012. The administration had to be sued to get this through the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT. <BR> Michelle Obama listed daughters as 'Senior Staffers' to justify her expensive African vacation and safari. October 5, 2011, Judicial Watch said the U.S. Air Force provided a C-32 ( a Boeing 757 ), modified by t... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:22:06 EST Love Dropped By http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102808 When people leave things hanging, I tend to meditate on what they said for quite some time. A few months ago God spoke this to me, very softly, “Love dropped by…” and then left it hanging. So I’ve been thinking quite a bit about that little comment. Well, love with a capital “L” has been stopping by my church on a pretty regular basis, for quite some time, but recently it seems to be increasing in strength. I’m just in awe of the fact that the God who created the world with a word, the One wh... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:11:19 EST Braveheart, or Faint Heart - Which will You Choose? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085293 <BR> Maybe you’ve never seen the movie Braveheart but I highly recommend it. It’s all about a hero, filled with passion, who does an amazing thing in his world. I don’t do well around people that don’t seem to know what they stand for, what they believe. Even if I believe totally differently to you, I still respect you if you are strong in your own convictions. It all boils down to courage or cowardice. Just like the lion in the Wizard of Oz, so many people falter when you ask them direct qu... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 13:44:22 EST On a Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075662 ok. have a story to tell. about a great big God and an incredibly foolish thing. a redhead who loses shells and loses sleep. <BR> it starts with a certain gift i was given at birth. been using it since the age of 8. i even "auditioned" one time. i often find there are people in my face doing what i can do, sometimes yearn to do, but for whatever reason am not doing. i kept telling myself go get over my sweet self, since i know if it's from God it's gonna prosper in my life and if it ain't, ... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:15:43 EST Life... or Something Like It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075651 So much wisdom, in one apparently so young. You’ve just gotta watch this. Fascinating. Here’s just a little of what he has to say: <BR> …“they” say there’s not a shred of evidence that God exists – I don’t know, dude… I think sometimes it might just come down to where you point your attention… <BR> Observation, interpretation, that’s big. But be mindful of where you’re pointing your attention because, the way I see things, if there isn’t a God then we’re just on this rock, hurtling thru spa... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:10:48 EST Pardon My Dust http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5018672 Precious friends and fellow SparkBuds, God is at work in my life, and it's quite obvious that I'm under construction. Couldn't hide it if I tried. Patsy Clairmont says that God shines best through cracked pots. Well, I often suspect I'm the crackedest one He has! <BR> I was re-reading a friend's SP blog tonight and it struck a chord deep within me. He was talking of an incident that happened in a gym he was at, and how the client had pretty viciously attacked the trainer, whose only concern w... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 21:48:38 EST Women's Health Magazine's Smoothie Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5003874 You probably already know this, SparkBuds, but research shows that if you don't eat something within 30 minutes of getting up in the morning you lose brain cells. I don't know about you, but I can't afford to lose any more! I'm a firm believer in breakfast, but I alwasy seem to run out of time in the mornings! So I appreciate something I can just whip up really fast. These would fit the bill. Plus they're healthy. Which is a big thing for me. If you'd liket the original URL they're posted at ... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 17:51:18 EST Inspiring others http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4986064 omg you guys, you HAVE to watch this vid! So worth the time investment, I promise. If you've ever had a really bad day this will totally put it in perspective for you. Wow. What a story. If she can find her voice and speak to her world, how can we do less? <BR> http://www.godvine.com/Mute-Girl-Thought<BR>-to-Be-Mentally-Retarded-Finds-her-Voi<BR>ce-1815.html Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:57:42 EST You're only given one chance to enjoy life, so take it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979047 Proverbs 17.22 says that a merry heart does a body good, like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. I often tell my dear sweet Saviour, "No dry bones here!" Like I've always said, five foot three is way to short to be boring! Yep, I'm feisty, fit, and forty-something. But don't hate; imitate! <BR> Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, "Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them." Do you wanna die with your music still in you? I sure don't! So today I wanted ... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:36:43 EST Microwave Mine, Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4937473 Hey SparkBuds! Something has been on my mind for a while and I'm finally ready to share it. <BR> I always knew this but I found out recently that not everybody does research like me. So for those who may be unaware here are a few good reasons to reevaluate microwave usage. <BR> 1) For starters, did you know it was originally created in Russia? And that the Russian government won't let their own people use it? Makes me wonder why... <BR> Research also supports the following facts: <BR> 2) Sc... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:35:03 EST New year, new attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4891207 I know it's not exactly new year, but it's close. And it's definitely new to me! <BR> Hi. Kari Grace here. Brand new to blogging, and learning as I go. so perhaps an introduction is a good start. <BR> This has taken guts. So if you are offended by my ramblings, or even disagree with what I share, you are free to do that. Just please don’t post hate comments, or send me mean emails. You have the right to your opinions, and I respect that. But so do I. You share yours on your page, and I'll sha... Mon, 21 May 2012 11:55:44 EST