IAM_HIS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IAM%5FHIS IAM_HIS'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/ A Christmas Present for Jesus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834077 A Christmas Present for Jesus <BR> By William Gaultiere <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1491280158.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The magi gave gifts to Jesus on the first Christmas. Do you have a gift to give Jesus for Christmas? <BR> <BR> We give presents to many family and friends and they give gifts to us – it’s a wonderful tradition. But in the midst of all our Christmas festivities we may forget that its Jesus’ birthday we’re celebrating. How are we giving him a pr... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:54:42 EST How Can I Change? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832234 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1078828209.jpg"> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 05:32:25 EST The Perfect Christmas Gifts to Give This Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829178 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l361564755.jpg"> Sun, 7 Dec 2014 17:03:00 EST Gotta Change My Attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828033 Today I am to start a new job. Well, my husband took my car keys to work with him in his jacket pocket. Right now I am waiting for him to bring them to me. So I am feeling anxious and wondering if they will decide not to hire me. <BR> <BR> I am keeping this in mind! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1826035086.jpg"> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:51:55 EST My Christmas List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825979 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l506107724.jpg"> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 19:08:26 EST This is a special time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824879 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1630444695.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Advent is a special time. We prepare for the coming of the Messiah, Emmanuel. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 21:06:52 EST We Gather Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823747 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2055437955.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1271138856.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My prayers are with everyone today and their families. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:22:41 EST What do you say to others? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822968 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l956634935.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now quickly it is to see what's not right. Perhaps it time to spend more time seeing what is right. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:52:49 EST Should I believe everything you tell me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821694 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l797477438.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1247015593.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, I am beautiful, not everyone can see it because they let others tell them what to value. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15:02:35 EST Wanted to show you the snow where I live http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819080 When I said that we get snow where I live, I wasn't kidding. Thought you might like to see our snow right now. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1880456844.jpg"> <BR> poor dogs have to wait until we dig out <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l122751582.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1117743279.jpg"> <BR> we are not allowed to drive; many of the roads are closed <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:32:10 EST A goal for all of us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817657 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l892257210.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:43:08 EST Thank You Veterans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814701 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l744135873.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:59:58 EST Why can't we see the truth? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813093 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1637359895.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Perhaps things would be easier if we really believe we are a real miracle that is beautiful. Sat, 8 Nov 2014 12:39:10 EST Why Do I Make It So Hard? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810729 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1948785800.jpg"> Tue, 4 Nov 2014 13:35:31 EST The time is this moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808555 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l186303451.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Why do I get so busy sometimes doing things that really do not matter? I am now working on slowing down and enjoying life instead of just doing things. Sat, 1 Nov 2014 09:12:51 EST Hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801474 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l915370681.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Recently pain has been my 24/7 champion. And because I am a very normal person, I felt some very normal emotions, like frustration as well as feeling a little down. However, I know that these emotional feelings cannot dominate my thoughts. Instead, I need to be more positive. <BR> <BR> I am believing in better days. In other words, I have hope. I realize that everything good in life begins with hope. Hope ... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:34:47 EST It's time for a change! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786879 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2112162305.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is something I need to remember. I have my PhD in criticizing me. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:41:28 EST A Lesson Learned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784394 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1383440675.jpg"> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:28:19 EST A way to make it simple http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780528 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l743702209.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to simplify both your life and housekeeping. While you enrich your life. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:04:44 EST What's next? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775230 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l724452290.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wow, I am thinking about my next step and actually feel excited. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 15:08:37 EST Don't! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774009 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l202905050.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every now and then, I need to remember this. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 13:34:26 EST In Memory of My Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770902 The Deacon at my church was someone you liked immediately. He had a smile that was contagious, plus a mysterious way of making you feel very special the second you met him. After being in his presence for a few minutes, you knew he had a very intimate relationship with the Lord. Plus you felt his genuine loving spirit and especially enjoyed his ability to make you laugh. Everyone who knew him, called him Deacon Bill with a very respectful and loving tone in their voices. <BR> <BR> On Sat... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 06:30:47 EST What Does the Word Labor Mean to You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770006 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1120278319.jpg"> <BR> <BR> God bless America and help us work to keep our country One Nation Under God, with liberty and justice for all. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:30:46 EST Sometimes I need to ask for help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764912 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1581582874.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My emotions and desires can blind me at times and I miss seeing what truly matters...my faith and Trust in our Lord. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:56:50 EST Do you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762492 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l555455946.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This makes living a healthy life-style a lot easier for me. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:27:51 EST What to do when it gets tough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761662 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1464529567.jpg"> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:10:00 EST Who do you say you are? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760671 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1070953138.jpg"> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:22:46 EST Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759101 I came across this inspiring story in October of 2012. James K. Flanagan shared a lifetime of wisdom and experience in this letter to his five grandchildren. It was written just months before he unexpectedly died of a heart attack. <BR> <BR> Dear Ryan, Conor, Brendan, Charlie, and Mary Catherine, <BR> <BR> My wise and thoughtful daughter Rachel urged me to write down some advice for you, the important things that I have learned about life. I am beginning this on 8 April 2012, the eve of my... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:36:34 EST It's time to stop making excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758019 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l669750725.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:06:36 EST What is your choice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756944 Is it healthy or poison? This may sound harsh, however, what you put in your mouth is either good for your health or detrimental to it. <BR> <BR> If you make small changes in what you eat today, you can have a healthier life. What I am now asking myself is, "Do I value me? Do I really respect me? Am I eating to nourish my body? Will this make me healthier?" <BR> <BR> Think about my NEEDING TO, MUST DO, CANNOT DO did not work for me. Instead thinking about caring for myself and re... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:23:51 EST Can You Make a Difference? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753579 One At A Time <BR> <BR> Sometimes it can feel as if no matter what we do, we can't make a difference. The world is so big and I'm just one small person, how can my actions really matter? <BR> <BR> If you've ever felt this way, I hope the following story puts a smile on your face. <BR> <BR> The Starfish Story <BR> <BR> Once a man was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Off in the distance he saw a young man. He noticed this person kept leaning down, pic... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 11:33:18 EST Nothing like it.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747263 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1236365994.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2091971202.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There's nothing like reading for me. I can go any place in the world, meet people from all walks of life and become much richer in my knowledge of life. Reading a good book keeps my mind happy and healthy. <BR> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:40:31 EST NOW IS THE TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745408 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1413673634.jpg"> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:43:36 EST Yes, there is help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744075 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1894454667.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Recently, I have been struggling with a heavy burden, as well as health issues. So glad I have someone to turn to for help and strength. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:23:49 EST No, I am Not http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743584 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l215522522.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am not perfect and I do not expect your my friend to be perfect. Some times we forget this and do not remember how much a friend really does mean. We allow feelings to take over. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:56:33 EST Are you a good friend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742759 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l782592447.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There are times when I need to remember this. Because my thoughts can hold me back from moving forward. <BR> <BR> You can help yourself through life’s ups and downs and towards your dreams. You know the key, ask your Heavenly Father for His help. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:10:20 EST Remember I am of Value http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742340 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l827364797.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Getting in touch with nature is my way of remembering that I am loved and valued. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:53:56 EST There nothing like a bright shining light http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741552 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l790992319.jpg"> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:57:56 EST It's time to let go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741024 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l294950358.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You were the cutest puppy. Full of energy and so playful. Those eyes for yours stole anyone's heart. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1476915871.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, I see my beautiful puppy, aged, fragile and I know it's time to let go. But it is so hard to know that you won't be here for me to pet. But you always will be in my heart. It's time for you to rest...thank yo... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:12:45 EST Wanted to share this with you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739627 This is an old light house very close to my home. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1932784265.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wish the photo came out larger. But I so very much like this and wanted to share it with you. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:17:01 EST The Most Beautiful Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738132 The Most Beautiful Heart – Author Unknown <BR> <BR> One day a young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole valley. <BR> <BR> A large crowd gathered and they all admired his heart for it was perfect. There was not a mark or a flaw in it. Yes, they all agreed it truly was the most beautiful heart they had ever seen. The young man was very proud and boasted more loudly about his beautiful heart. <BR> <BR> Suddenly, an old man a... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:22:19 EST Feeling out of place http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736631 There are times when I feel out of place. Like when I hear so many people feeling they are entitled to something. My parents taught me this and I am teaching my children this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1192593964.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:24:17 EST Who said you can't? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735427 When we slow down and quietly pause to notice the simple beauty to be enjoyed all around us—we can see God moving in His majesty and power. Remember to look with ‘eyes to see’ and listen with ‘ears to hear.’ Give place and time for what’s truly important. Take a deep, slow breath for a moment today, and don’t forget... there's A MIRACLE just waiting to be discovered! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1680735893.jpg"> Love with your whole heart. Be thankful with ... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:49:07 EST So you think this is what you really want? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733087 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l878643771.jpg"> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:32:53 EST Today, I will http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732480 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1582801178.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Jul 2014 11:32:02 EST FREEDOM HAS A VERY HIGH PRICE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731625 Lord, On this Independence Day I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed for my freedom, following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ. Let me not take my freedom, both physical and spiritual, for granted. May I always remember that my freedom was purchases with a very high price. My freedom cost others their very lives. <BR> <BR> Lord, today, bless those who have served and continue to give their lives for my freedom. With favor and bounty meet their needs and watch over their famili... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:03:00 EST FREEDOM HAS A VERY HIGH PRICE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731624 On this Independence Day I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed for my freedom, following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ. Let me not take my freedom, both physical and spiritual, for granted. May I always remember that my freedom was purchases with a very high price. My freedom cost others their very lives. <BR> <BR> Lord, today, bless those who have served and continue to give their lives for my freedom. With favor and bounty meet their needs and watch over their families. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:02:57 EST No time like the present http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731245 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1993932422.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to live life. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:57:33 EST It's Your Choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730409 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l613097799.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You can be young at heart or old and tired. Take your choice Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:20:33 EST A New Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729981 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l32680034.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We can either stay stuck or we can chose to start anew. There is always hope and an opportunity to have a new beginning. It's up to you to take that first step. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 16:43:33 EST