HEISTHEANSWER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HEISTHEANSWER HEISTHEANSWER'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/ Devotional on the Best Gift Possible! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723530 The two greatest things that I find best in this world is: first, To be Totally Forgiven, once and for all from Sin and Second to have 100% assurance. (John 5:24) I just wanted to share this with my friends and anyone who wishes to read this. Salvation is God's gift for whosoever would reach out to receive it. <BR> To know you are a child of God makes you want to live a life that pleases Him. Yes, I falter and stumble at times, but my Father and Lord Jesus always pick me up; not disown me o... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:46:52 EST A Lesson From The Butterflies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703658 I was feeling rather gloomy and down on this particular morning. I sat in the Van spending time alone with the Lord, my eyes were suddenly directed to the side of the road near where I was sitting. <BR> Imagine seeing a cluster of butterflies of various colors together on the ground. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l938943800.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just wished I had taken my camera. <BR> After watching them for a very long time; I needed to go the bathroom (OUTHOUS... Mon, 26 May 2014 16:01:38 EST You Don't Have To Bear Your Burdens Alone (song & Pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698652 You've done well at hiding the pain in your life <BR> You've hidden the sorrow that haunts you each night <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l63662561.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1353058852.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1109902256.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l297536086.jpg"> <BR> But if there is something that you need to share <BR> I want you to know someone cares <BR... Mon, 19 May 2014 18:32:23 EST Renewed Strength in time of Defeat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695844 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l239954137.jpg"> <BR> Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run, and not be wear, and they shall walk, and not faint. <BR> <BR> <BR> Did you know that when a young eagle is ready to leave its nest, that the mother pushes it out of the nest? Then she quickly catches it up on her wings and takes it back to the nest. The same thing is repeated until the... Thu, 15 May 2014 17:09:51 EST My Little Miracle on Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688831 <BR> I am so excited and full of praise to God for answering a prayer and desire of my heart that I just want to share it with you. I had just prepared a lesson to teach at the jail. It was a parable Jesus taught that shocked his listeners. It was about how Great God Is. The story is found in Luke 15:11- It is about a rebellious son that left home after demanding his half of the inheritance from his father. Although it grieved his father, his father did not manipulate him to stay nor forc... Tue, 6 May 2014 10:13:21 EST Hurting and Needing Comfort (true story/devotions too) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678936 (My pastor told this true story last Sunday) <BR> A hunter was standing in the field and witnessed this awesome event. <BR> The noise of barking dogs was approaching neared and nearer. The hunter watched as a small fawn was running wildly for its life. When the fawn saw him, it jumped a fence and ran trembling between the legs of the hunter. The dogs managed to get within the fence and by that time the hunter's heart was touched deeply and could not stand to see the fawn killed. He picked i... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:50:33 EST You are Loved (Pictures Worth a 1000 Words) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675705 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1026041908.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1835725454.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1877996172.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l306686038.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1784539536.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l972649142.jpg"> <BR> <BR> John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, "I am the way, th... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:18:06 EST This old house (great song to hear)) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617159 (We sold our home January 29th, two days later found a small rental while waiting to make plans to have a smaller home built on some property the Lord blessed us with. The home we sold has given us 30 years of fond memories with family members who have passed away, a place where we raised 2 sons, and entertained 7 precious grandchildren. As I reflected about the past memories, this song came to mind. Also, it reminds me that after we build this new home (Lord Willing) it will be our last mo... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 18:04:13 EST Unbelieveable!!!! Yet true!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616654 The old man just received news that no father would ever want to hear and that is - his only son had been killed in combat. For days the old man was stunned with the news as he sat alone and broken hearted in his mansion surrounded by the beautiful paintings that he had become famous for around the world. These beautiful paintings were to be inherited by his only son. <BR> <BR> It was on the old man's birthday that a knock was once again heard at the door. A delivery boy had a large packa... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 08:33:43 EST Would you consider this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613133 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1804118031.jpg"> <BR> No matter who you are; no matter the color, race, poor, rich, healthy, ill, abused, neglected etc. this song is about someone that is real who loves and cares for YOU. <BR> Consider the Lilies, they don't toil or spin <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1247277737.jpg"> <BR> And there's not a king, with more splendor then them. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1888479371.jpg... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 14:54:29 EST I love to read Bumper Stickers (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609037 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1617258904.jpg"> <BR> "God allows "U" Turns" <BR> Romans 10:13 1John 1:9 <BR> "No Jesus No Peace Know Jesus Know Peace" <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1228335530.jpg"> <BR> Romans 5:1 Therefor having been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. <BR> Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:10:26 EST My Chains are Gone (song & pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607488 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l522086603.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Amazing Grace how sweet the sound <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l648538309.jpg"> <BR> That saved a wretch like me <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1886742923.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1914759306.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1804864015.jpg"> <BR> I once was lost but now I’m found <BR> Was blind bu... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:43:46 EST You are Invited to the Sparksville Horse Race (humorous w/pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606326 The race is on; <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l148055389.jpg"> <BR> I came out fast, determined and committed <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1101604144.jpg"> <BR> <em>521</em> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> <BR> Then Temptations came upon the right <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1744250898.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l829155773.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:14:36 EST Choice: Throw in the Towel or Surrender the white Flag (song &pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604352 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2128472448.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l517862092.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l185848667.jpg"> <BR> God Will Make A Way when there seems to be no way <BR> He Works in ways we cannot see <BR> He will make a way for me <BR> <BR> He will be my guide <BR> Hold me closely to His side. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1232425770.jpg"> <img src="http://phot... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:48:03 EST You Don't Have to Bear Your Burdens Alone (song & pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603614 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1703471252.jpg"> <BR> Done well at hiding the pain in your life <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1351870628.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l511830220.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1970644231.jpg"> <BR> You've hidden the sorrow that calms you each night <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1342665381.jpg"> <BR> If there is something tha... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:41:21 EST A VALENTINE FROM HEAVEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602610 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1006236341.jpg"> What is this Valentine from Heaven all about? <BR> <BR> John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1298622887.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l321645013.jpg"> <BR> #1 This verses shows where the gift of salvation originated. It originated in God’... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:14:58 EST Eternal Life; Greatest Possession Ever! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601419 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1156884526.jpg"> <BR> The most important thing one can have is Eternal Life. What is it and how can you get it? <BR> <BR> 1.What does it take to enter Heaven? It takes eternal life. There is no eternal life outside of being born of God and becoming a new creature in Christ. <BR> 2. How can one be born again? By accepting God’s gift. Ephesians 2:8-10 For by grace (God’s goodness) are you saved through faith (placing our trust in Christ alon... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:00:09 EST Funny w/pics LIKE AN OLD CAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598762 Do I really need a change? <BR> My headlights stay on dim and the tail lights don't work properly, <BR> Sometimes the starter switch doesn't work <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l671475908.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1114368176.jpg"> <BR> The exhaust system may not be like it once was <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l114288863.jpg"> <BR> Glitches in the electronics <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:30:39 EST Song and Pics HE IS MIGHTY TO SAVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598358 Everyone needs compassion <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1456744479.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Love that's never failing <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l702163011.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Let mercy fall on me <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1910121738.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l903449146.jpg"> <BR> Everyone needs forgiveness <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l5840999... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 20:05:29 EST TIME TO WAKE UP (DEVOTIONAL) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594629 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1698853524.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l71725793.jpg"> <BR> Romans 13:11-14 <BR> CHRISTIANS, THIS IS URGENT, DO WITH HASTE, DON’T PUT OFF! <BR> 1.OUR DUTY: SERIOUS ALERT : BE ON GUARD <BR> vs. 11 Know the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep. <BR> <BR> A. LOOK! No more time to slumber Matthew 24:42-22 Jesus is coming( this is a fact) <BR> No more time for being inactive in the things happening... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:05:50 EST Are you looking for a place to fit in? (fun & pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586907 51st State: Sparksville <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1186276652.jpg"> <BR> Well, here I am ready to explore this new state; looking for the perfect place to live. <BR> You can call me my nickname “B.D.” short for “Baggage Department”. I will share my real name later when it seems more fitting. <BR> <BR> 1st Stop over was at an All You CAN EAT Diner in Moodyville. The food was delicious, but four of the constantly chattering customers, Grouchy, Negativism, Hang... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 12:56:25 EST Are Two Opposites sitting on your shoulders too? (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583115 Who is whispering in your ears? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1903437834.jpg"> <BR> This one likes to whisper special enticements! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l455451983.jpg"> <BR> Often he lures a person to what looks like fun, successful, and important, but later one sees that it is the way of disappointment, discouragement, defeat, and even death. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l946743351.jpg"> <BR> <img src="... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 14:45:36 EST It Doesn't Matter Who You Are (song & pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579931 You’ve been on a long and troubled road <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l87157216.jpg"> <BR> At times you felt cheated <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1799582351.jpg"> <BR> To have to bear this load <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1028171060.jpg"> <BR> While others who would barely even try <BR> Would spread their wings like eagles <BR> And soar into the sky <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l10272... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 20:01:06 EST Spark Reminders for Success (humor with pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575433 If you start the day off by not feeling quiet up to par <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l787949631.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l666200517.jpg" <BR> Think positive thoughts: I can do it! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1515817501.jpg"> <BR> Start with a smile: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l88041952.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l91384288.jpg"> <img src="http:/... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:37:54 EST He is the Potter; I am the Clay (song & pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574424 HE DIDN’T THROW THE CLAY AWAY <BR> 1) <BR> EMPTY AND BROKEN I CAME BACK TO HIM <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1332914213.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1335716261.jpg"> <BR> A VESSEL UNWORTHY, SO SCARRED WITH SIN <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l407401169.jpg"> <BR> BUT HE DID NOT DESPAIR, HE STARTED OVER AGAIN <BR> AND I BLESS THE DAY HE DIDN’T THROW THE CLAY AWAY <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.co... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 09:22:09 EST Tug of War (with my goals) Choices & Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573986 Tug of War with My Goals <BR> <BR> Sad face……………..Happy Face <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1668409750.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1164519469.jpg"> <BR> I hate the way I look………Do something about it. It’s not going to change itself <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l207483610.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l981625014.jpg"> <BR> I am a nobody……………God gave you life and knows you are Special <B... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 18:30:20 EST Spark Wrestling Arena 2014 (Early& Funny) Happy New Year's Wishes_ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572485 Spark Wrestling Arena 2014 (Have a chuckle in advance) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1511393821.jpg"> <BR> (The is my fun way to wish you a Happy New Year in our attack in our battle at becoming a healthier Sparkie) <BR> <BR> The big screen Wrestling Arena counted down from 10 to zero on a New Year and Day <BR> Through the encouraging crowd to the arena below, I cautiously made my way <BR> The announcer’s voice boomed, “Here is ‘Determined That’s Me’ and her manag... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:52:00 EST Never Been this Homesick Before (song and pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563789 There's a light in the window, the table's spread- in splendor, <BR> Someone's standing by the open door, <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2137647231.jpg"> <BR> I can see- a crystal river, Oh, I must be near- forever, <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l206972250.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1931257865.jpg"> <BR> And I've never been this homesick before <BR> Chorus <BR> See the bright lights shine, It's just-about ... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:46:47 EST Weary & Hurting? Turn your eyes here (song & pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559891 TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS <BR> O soul, are you weary and troubled? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l636217542.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l389245394.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1967532039.jpg"> <BR> No light in the darkness you see? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1115760688.jpg"> <BR> There’s a light for a look at the Savior, <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 16:53:42 EST Early Christmas Greetings to All My Spark Friends (songs, pics, verses) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557743 READ LUKE 2:8-12 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1738221586.jpg"> <BR> <BR> THE FIRST NOEL <BR> The first Noel the angel did say <BR> Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; <BR> In fields where they lay keeping their sheep, <BR> On a cold winter’s night that was so deep. <BR> Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, <BR> Born is the King of Israel. <BR> READ LUKE 2:13-14 <BR> ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH <BR> Angels we have heard on high <BR> Sweetly singing o’er the p... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 16:13:59 EST How to have Victory over Battles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551563 <BR> Do you ever feel like your life is a battleground with one raging battle after another? Are you left feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, doubtful, afraid, and defeated? Is there hope in this life and in the eternal ages to come? Does God really care for me? If so, what is He doing to help me? <BR> <BR> Read Ephesians 6:10-18 to see that there is hope; and that hope is in God. He has provided for eternal security for those that come to Him through Christ Jesus. Also, He is providing fo... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:52:03 EST kEEP ME IN YOUR WILL(SONG & PICS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550905 LORD KEEP MY IN YOUR WILL <BR> Sometimes, I think I’m in control and I act so foolishly <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2071144451.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1895442443.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l657647813.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1498835102.jpg"> <BR> Facing problems on my own I don’t know what’s best for me. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/n... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:35:49 EST ......To The Weary Traveler ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543687 FAITH COMES TO THE WEARY TRAVELER <BR> All people at one time or other find themselves in deep, gloomy valleys. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1060513842.jpg"> <BR> Steep mountains all around cast their eerie shadows <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1457334303.jpg"> <BR> and clouds hang low blocking out the sun. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1400645666.jpg"> <BR> The air seems stifling and heaviness fills one’s sou... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 18:25:40 EST Being Pealed Like an Onion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542534 The Onion <BR> I was an onion before Christ set me free. <BR> Layers upon layers of iniquity. <BR> An ugly old onion whose fragrance was strong; <BR> That my Jesus bought and loved all along. <BR> <BR> Unknown to me what He was going to do. <BR> Of what He was planning. I had not a clue. <BR> Pulling each layer off one by one <BR> In order to make me more like Jesus the Son. <BR> <BR> The first layer wasn't so bad. <BR> I saw all the sins that I knew I had <BR> They were easy to fix, just ... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 09:18:43 EST WHEN YOU ARE UP AGAINST A WALL (song & pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542021 PRAISE HIS NAME <BR> When you're up against a wall and your Mountain seems so tall <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1346398629.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1133913391.jpg"> <BR> And you realize that life's not always fair, You can runaway and hide <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l641430214.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l359623123.jpg"> <BR> Let the old man decide or You can chan... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:59:00 EST Lord, Don't Move that Mountain (song and pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539453 LORD DON'T MOVE THAT MOUNTAIN <BR> <BR> LORD HERE I AM AGAIN, DOWN ON MY KNEES IN PRAYER. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l808217022.jpg"> <BR> LORD YOU PROMISED ME THAT YOU WOULD ALWAYS MEET ME THERE. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l833022141.jpg"> <BR> NOW THERE'S A MOUNTAIN UP AHEAD, THAT I CAN'T SEEM TO CLIMB. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2109711617.jpg"> <BR> SO I'M BEGGING FOR THE STRENGTH TO TRY IT ONE MORE ... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:34:31 EST MY REDEEMER LIVES (SONG&PICS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536510 Who taught the Sun where to stand in the morning, <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1437476896.jpg"> <BR> Who told the ocean-you can only come this far, <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l907028537.jpg"> <BR> Who showed the moon where to hide till evening <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l328475989.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well I know My Redeemer Lives <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l189884635.jpg"> <BR> I kn... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 11:07:46 EST Reading About Creation: A Butterfly Lands on my book! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535067 Sometime back while returning from a convention, we stayed the night in a cabin overlooking the Ohio River. <BR> While sitting on the back porch, I enjoyed watching a tugboat come by. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1197893804.jpg"> <BR> However, that was not the most amazing thing of the moment. As I continued to read a book about Creation, a butterfly walks across my page. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1383721123.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 16:38:00 EST Choice: Victory or Defeat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534133 A 25 foot tall wall 20 feet thick protected Israel's enemy and stood in their way of claiming land God has promised them. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1118349359.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1470067359.jpg"> <BR> Are you facing stress, struggles, and defeat in your life? I have and sometimes I continue to face difficult things even now. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2043794180.jpg"> <BR> God Promised Isra... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 17:15:25 EST Part the Waters (song and pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531922 When I think I am going under. PART THE WATERS, LORD <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l25208931.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1157294510.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1620994200.jpg"> <BR> When I feel the waves around me, CALM THE SEA <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l164293084.jpg"> <BR> When I cry for help, OH HEAR ME LORD <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:39:23 EST Well Water (song & pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528551 The sun was burning hot <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2001135750.jpg"> <BR> as she walked into that desert town <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l445524047.jpg"> <BR> Her soul was so thirsty and very dry <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l860399676.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l312863189.jpg"> <BR> She was used to people staring <BR> They would always put her down <BR> For the way she lived her ... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:53:01 EST Recipe for Elephant Stew (for those who don't like turkey) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527360 Just wanted to pass along an old family recipe just in case you are expecting a lot of spark friends over for Thanksgiving to meet your family. <BR> <BR> You must start this recipe early due to how long it takes to cook. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Elephant Stew <BR> 1 medium size elephant <BR> 2 rabbits (optional) <BR> enough water to make brown gravy <BR> <BR> Cut elephant into bit-sized pieces; this should take about 1 month. Add enough water to make brown gravy. Cook over kerosene fire... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:16:05 EST LOST IN THE DESERT (STORY W/PICS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525577 Legend has it that a man was lost in the desert, <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l760424512.jpg"> <BR> dying for a drink of water. He stumbled upon an old shack- a ramshackle, windowless, roofless, weather-beaten old shack. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1762781329.jpg"> <BR> He looked about this place and found a little shade from the heat of the desert sun. As he glanced around, he saw an old, rusty water pump about 15 feet away. <BR> <im... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:27:22 EST Stop by for a Laugh (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524880 "Look here, I am the personal fitness trainer. Follow my lead, okay? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1773562001.jpg"> <BR> "What! Confused already?" <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l765585856.jpg"> <BR> "Listen to me and you will quit feeling so defeated and weighed down in despair" <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1183869100.jpg"> <BR> "Silence the sarcasm.... First of all, quit using the same old excuse, that you were ... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 19:37:38 EST Midnight Cry (song and pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522659 I heard a man sing this today. Beautiful! Listen to it on utube! <BR> <BR> I hear the sound of a mighty rushing wind <BR> And its closer now then its ever been <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l194013403.jpg"> <BR> I can almost hear the trumpet as Gabriel sounds the chord <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2053106051.jpg"> <BR> And at the midnight cry we'll be going home <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l307504470.jpg"> <BR... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:46:07 EST Worried Too Death (true story with Pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521244 Have you ever found yourself full of anxiety, over an unexpected event in your life? You become weary; not sure what to do! <BR> A few years ago this was my experience. I tried finding comfort by sharing with those I was close with on the job, personal friends, my husband, and even my pastor. <BR> Sometimes, I take the scenic route to find help when it is just a whisper away. <BR> <BR> I will never forget that time when I had become so w e a r y! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:29:54 EST Don't Move that Mountain (song & pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519359 Lord, here I am again, down on my knees in prayer <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l732359106.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1276176552.jpg"> <BR> And Lord, you promised me You would always meet me there <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l180087004.jpg"> <BR> Now there is a mountain up ahead, that I cannot seem to climb <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1571317914.jpg"> <BR> But I’m praying for... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:57:00 EST Pass me Not (song and pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518783 Pass me not, O gentle Savior, <BR> Hear my humble cry; <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1733634066.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l761537856.jpg"> <BR> While on others Thou art calling, <BR> Do not pass me by. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l82356320.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Refrain <BR> <BR> Savior, Savior, <BR> Hear my humble cry; <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2058447235.jpg"> <BR> While... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 20:27:00 EST Take Me Home to My Daddy (true & Pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515452 (reposted after a long awhile) <BR> I had just taken my two young granddaughters to the park to play. The oldest was probably around 5 (?) and the youngest around 2 yrs. old (?). <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1294116903.jpg"> <BR> They loved to swing and use the slides. It was while the oldest child was coming down the slide <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l763095488.jpg"> <BR> when suddenly a wasp attacked her <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:21:13 EST Petting a cluster of Butterflies (true)(pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515027 I was feeling rather gloomy and down on this particular morning. I sat in the Van spending time alone with the Lord, my eyes were suddenly directed to the side of the road near where I was sitting. <BR> Imagine seeing a cluster of butterflies of various colors together on the ground. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l541009995.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l177793500.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l373385426... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:00:05 EST