IMAVISION's SparkPeople Blog IMAVISION's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Made in the USA <em>232</em> <em>189</em> <em>232</em> <em>189</em> <em>232</em> <em>189</em> <em>232</em> <em>189</em> <em>232</em> <em>189</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The following was sent to me through e-mail. It gives one lots of "food for thought". <BR> <BR> Many years back, my beloved MrV's aunt used to be very careful to buy only products/goods produced in the United States. At the time, I saw no sense in what she was doing; however, upon reflection, I believe her to hav... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 20:33:25 EST How To Adjust Car Mirrors <em>202</em> <em>433</em> <em>202</em> <em>433</em> <em>202</em> <em>433</em> <em>202</em> <em>433</em> <em>202</em> <em>433</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Eliminate the blind spot! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> God bless you with safe travel when you are behind the steering wheel or riding along as a passenger! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>202</em> <em>433</em> <em>202</em> <em>433</em> <em>202</em> <em>433</em> <em>202</em> <em>433</em> <em>202</em> <em... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:21:58 EST Two July 4th Gifts for You! <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> Happy July 4th, 2015! <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> God bless America! <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> God bless you & all those you love! <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <em>232</em> <... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 14:06:19 EST Make a Salad Meal <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> \o/ \o/ Praising & thanking our Creator, my Heavenly Father, for His most wonderful provision of fresh vegetables & fruits to make into all sorts of healthy food choices. \o/ \o/ <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</e... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 01:42:58 EST The Why of Weight Issues ~ Take Two! <em>15</em> <em>9</em> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> for checking out this "revisit" blog. I enjoy reading past blogs of others & those of my own from time to time. In the case of my own, I often find myself delighted to realize how far I have come since joining Sparkpeople. I find it to be uplifting to make such observations, don't you know? <em>20</em> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:10:47 EST Get FITT <em>216</em> <em>315</em> <em>548</em> <em>406</em> <em>318</em> <em>356</em> <em>324</em> <em>359</em> <em>319</em> <em>358</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The following is from Kaiser Permanente – page five of "Partners in Health" – Summer 2015. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <em>315</em> <em>548</em> <em>406</em> <em>318</em> <em>356</em> <em>324</em> <em>359</em> <em>319</em> <em>358</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Get FITT <BR> <BR> F – ... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:09:25 EST There Is No Cure! <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Although difficult to watch, this is simply POWERFUL! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ure/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> For more ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 19:15:47 EST An awe-inspiring joy to watch! <em>268</em> <em>40</em> <em>345</em> <em>268</em> <em>40</em> <em>345</em> <em>268</em> <em>40</em> <em>345</em> <em>268</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I found this to be very impressive! Simply astonishing! I hope you enjoy it as much as I. <BR> <BR> <BR> God bless your Sunday in unrepeatable & glorious ways! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <em>345</em> <em>268</em> <em>40</em> <em>345</em> <em>268</em> <em>40</em> <em>345</em> <em>268</em> <em>40... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 11:40:07 EST Words to Inspire #8 <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Honesty & frankness make you vulnerable. <BR> <BR> Be honest & frank anyway!" <BR> <BR> & <BR> <BR> "The good you do today will be forgotten. <BR> <BR> Do good anyway!" <BR> <BR> <BR> ~ Mother Teresa - Catholic Nun & Missionary <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195<... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:45:01 EST Short Quiz #6 (for fun)! <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Number of Americans who struggle to digest milk? <BR> <BR> 1) About 34 million <BR> 2) About 50 million <BR> 3) About 67 million <BR> <BR> <BR> Which musician was not born in New Orleans? <BR> <BR> 1) Louis Armstrong <BR> 2) Aaron Neville <BR> 3) Patti LaBelle <BR> <BR> <BR> What percent of Chinese people are ... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 00:43:24 EST Poignant Reminder: D-Day Salute From An 11-Year-Old <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Very moving account of one young boy's touching tribute to those who died on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day - seventy years ago today. We must never forget those fellow Americans (as well as others, who comprised the Allied Forces) who died there. Never! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>2... Sat, 6 Jun 2015 15:14:29 EST No More Excuses! <em>364</em> <em>363</em> <em>403</em> <em>324</em> <em>359</em> <em>362</em> <em>237</em> <em>313</em> <em>318</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The following comes from Kaiser Permanente – page five of "Partners in Health" – Summer 2015. <BR> <BR> Four fitness strategies to add activity to your family’s daily life. <BR> <BR> It is time to make fitness fit into your life. <BR> <BR> God bless us all with the push to get moving! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>364</em... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 20:29:05 EST Words to Inspire #7 <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> "There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." <BR> <BR> ~ Elie Wiesel <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh, how <em>525</em> ! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>1... Sun, 31 May 2015 22:58:45 EST Words to Inspire #6 <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> ""Consider the postage stamp, son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there." <BR> <BR> ~ "Josh Billings" - the pen name of 19th-century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <em>184</... Fri, 29 May 2015 02:18:48 EST Memorial Day 2015! <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I sincerely hope that we all take time during the day, to reflect on the truth that we enjoy the freedoms we have in the USA, because of the Creator God's mercy and the personal sacrifices of many who served (& still serve) in the branches of the US military. <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> And to those who know & appreciate the p... Mon, 25 May 2015 11:24:07 EST Short Quiz #5 (for fun)! <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Well, <em>524</em> & <em>304</em> for checking this for fun quiz out. <BR> <BR> God bless you in all areas of life! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> There are 102 of these in Sea ... Sat, 23 May 2015 20:52:30 EST Words to Inspire #5 <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> “You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance. <BR> <BR> ~ Lee Iacocca <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> Sun, 17 May 2015 20:01:41 EST Words to Inspire #4 <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius." <BR> <BR> ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc (later Comte de Buffon) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em... Thu, 14 May 2015 01:53:21 EST Short Quiz #4 (for fun)! <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> So pleased you have taken time to stop by! Enjoy this fourth short quiz. This truly is the fourth one. I accidentally deleted the second one! <em>198</em> Proving once again just how gifted this gal can be! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> To all the Mom’s reading this: God bless you this Mother'... Sat, 9 May 2015 20:41:57 EST Words to Inspire #3 <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> “Don't give up because things are hard, but work harder, when you think of giving up.” <BR> <BR> ~ Anthony Liccione <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 20:00:31 EST Another Short Quiz (for fun)! <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> for stopping by to take this "for fun" quiz! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> as we remember the words of Charles H. Spurgeon: "By perseverance the snail reached the ark." <BR> <BR> God bless you this day & each day to come! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58... Tue, 5 May 2015 13:07:09 EST Words to Inspire #2 <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself...Nothing is impossible!" <BR> <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em>... Sun, 3 May 2015 18:32:26 EST Premiere of "Words to Inspire"! <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <em>195</em> <em>184</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> “Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. In each waking day, you will find scores of blessings & opportunities for positive change. Do not let your TODAY be stolen by the unchangeable past or the indefinite future! Today is... Fri, 1 May 2015 21:15:22 EST Which Golden Girl Are You? <em>184</em> <em>38</em> <em>184</em> <em>38</em> <em>184</em> <em>38</em> <em>184</em> <em>38</em> <em>184</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> As always, <em>304</em> for stopping in to check this out. <BR> <BR> May you know the blessing of loving & receiving love in return! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>184</em> <em>38</em> <em>184</em> <em>38</em> <em>184</em> <em>38</em> <em>184</em> <em>38</em> <em>184</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Take the Golden Girls p... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:42:43 EST Three quotes! <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> for checking these quotes out. I certainly enjoyed them & am hoping that you will, too! <BR> I especially enjoyed the last one! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> God bless the rest of your Friday & the coming weekend with success in all areas! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:04:56 EST 13 food facts we don't want to believe! <em>427</em> <em>491</em> <em>486</em> <em>45</em> <em>22</em> <em>489</em> <em>483</em> <em>491</em> <em>486</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> & <em>304</em> for giving moments of your lives to stop by. I hope you find the following interesting &/or helpful. <BR> <BR> God bless us all with His wisdom in selecting the foods we choose to bring into our homes & put into our bodies! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>489</em> <em>483</em> <em>22</em> <em>427<... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:40:02 EST A Short Quiz (for fun)! <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> for checking this out. <BR> <BR> May the Creator God bless your coming week with delights you haven't even considered possible! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <em>38</em> <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> As a nat... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:09:22 EST For Christ followers! <em>232</em> <em>288</em> <em>232</em> <em>288</em> <em>232</em> <em>288</em> <em>232</em> <em>288</em> <em>232</em> <em>288</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> A Sister-in-Christ sent this minute & a half clip my way. I have listened to it several times & have felt the urge to share it in as many formats as possible. <BR> <BR> I originally was planning to title this blog "WAKE UP AMERICA!"; however, it isn't the country that needs to wake up, rather it is all who know, & should be... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:29:09 EST Ponder this Interesting Truth! <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Jesus died over 2000 years ago. <BR> <BR> Nobody has ever referred to Him as "the late Jesus"! <BR> <BR> Not even the heathens! <BR> <BR> Nowhere in history! <BR> <BR> Nowhere has He ever been referred to in past tense! <BR> <BR> He is the Living God! <BR> <BR> When Jesus died on the cross He was thinking of you! <BR> <BR> (Author Un... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 22:41:32 EST Maundy Thursday Note & Please Enjoy, "Animals are Awesome"! <em>126</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I pray that each of you is enjoying this Holy Day of Maundy Thursday - observed by Christ followers. It's a more solemn observance than those of Palm Sunday & Easter, as it centers on focusing on two primary rituals from biblical accounts of the Last Supper. <BR> <BR> "Holy Thursday," as this day is also commonly known, marks ... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 18:02:48 EST The Black Hole <em>20</em> <em>40</em> <em>24</em> <em>20</em> <em>40</em> <em>24</em> <em>20</em> <em>40</em> <em>24</em> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I found this both sad <em>46</em> & funny <em>246</em> ! <BR> <BR> Hope viewing it tickles your funny bone! <BR> <BR> It sure did mine! <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <em>40</em> <em>24</em> <em>20</em> <em>40</em> <em>24</em> <em>20</em> <em>40</em> <em>24</em> <em>20</em> <BR> <... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:51:25 EST Your Bra May Be Killing You <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The following article is for your consideration! <BR> <BR> God bless you today & all your days to come! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The bra/breast cance... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 09:30:34 EST Sharing a sure-fire smile with you today! <em>670</em> <em>41</em> <em>670</em> <em>41</em> <em>670</em> <em>41</em> <em>670</em> <em>41</em> <em>670</em> <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> As always, I sure do hope you enjoy what I have chosen to share. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> for given over the seconds of your life to check this out. <BR> <BR> God bless! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>670</em> <em>41</em> <em>670</em> <em>41</em> <em>670</em> <em>41</em> <em>670</em> <em>41</em> <em>670</em> ... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:44:37 EST Ima's Quote Picks for Today! <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>498</em> <em>293</em> <em>372</em> <em>373</em> <em>22</em> <em>370</em> <em>267</em> <em>492</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The following quotes from "7 Habits of Skinny Woman" written by Subodh Gupta make perfect sense. It really can be that simple, when we throw exercise into the mix. <BR> <BR> May we all be able to find healthy food at good prices <em>341</em> & enjoy gardening (even on a small scale) once warmer weather arrives!... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 03:23:00 EST The Importance of Staying Hydrated <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Did you know that we often drink less water in the Winter, because our bodies are not as aware of our need for it?" ~ Annessa Chumbley, RD <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Three reasons... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:42:03 EST Ima's Quote for the Day! <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone's version of your reality is not their reality." <BR> <BR> ― Shannon L. Alder <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> <em>195</em> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:33:52 EST Artificial Sweeteners in Milk? - The Dr. Oz Show <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> As always - I <em>304</em> for stopping in to check this information out. <BR> <BR> God bless us all with the desire to seek out clear knowledge concerning the products we choose to purchase! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:27:02 EST Talk about a heat wave! <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Talk about a heat wave! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> for checking this out. <BR> <BR> Hope it brings a smile to your face. <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> God bless you on this eighteenth day, of this second month, in the year of our Lord 2015! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:21:38 EST Carnie Wilson Quote <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> I do <em>304</em> for taking time to stop by & check this out! God bless! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> "I am who I am & I celebrate where I am when I'm there." ~ Carnie Wilson... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 20:46:55 EST A truth to ponder! <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, & persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness & despondency make them give it up as unattainable. <BR> <BR> ~ Lord Chesterfield <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> ... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19:52:08 EST Another Snow Day for the Visions! <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Dear Fellow "Sparkers", <BR> <BR> Good Morning from the shadow of the Rockies here in Colorado! I hadn't expected to be sharing again so soon; however, as this is another snow day for us, I decided to touch base two days running. <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> It is another bitterly cold day for our area --- right at 20-degrees... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:21:01 EST Snow Day for the Visions! <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Dear Fellow "Sparkers", <BR> <BR> Over the past few months, several Sister/Friends here in "Sparkville" have suggested that I save time & energy by blogging my sharing, rather than doing so in individual messages, Goodie notes, &/or in private Spark mail. It took me time to feel comfortable with the idea; however, today I... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:30:30 EST TBHQ - Why this preservative should be avoided! <em>40</em> <em>483</em> <em>495</em> <em>472</em> <em>467</em> <em>481</em> <em>471</em> <em>480</em> <em>475</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> for checking this information out! It is my prayer that you will find it helpful in the extreme & that you will share it with others. God bless us all with the knowledge we need to purchase safe products for our families & ourselves! <BR> <BR> <BR> I first heard a doctor saying that he simply refused to eat,... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 16:57:32 EST Vickie's Words of Wisdom <em>526</em> <em>525</em> <em>526</em> <em>525</em> <em>526</em> <em>525</em> <em>526</em> <em>525</em> <em>526</em> <em>525</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> for dropping by to read these words of wisdom, proffered by my beloved sister-in-Christ! This morning I shared the following in a comment to a blog. As I posted it, I felt the urging to share it in a blog form --- with the hope that Vickie's words will continue to encourage others --- as they have me. <BR> <B... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 14:56:50 EST Facing a time of adversity, misery, difficulty, distress, hardship, etc.? <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> As always, I sincerely <em>304</em> for stopping by to check out my blog! <BR> <BR> God bless us all as we face the unique challenges, both BIG & small, that He allows into our days! And to Him all glory for the outcome, when we determine to put the results into His sovereign hands! <BR> <BR> The following verses of Holy S... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 02:09:16 EST The best CHRISTmas present ever! <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just want to make it clear that the best CHRISTmas gift EVER was/is God's plan of salvation through His beloved Son, Christ Jesus, my Lord Savior. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 13:10:51 EST Thanksgiving without Martha Stewart! <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> for stopping by to read the following "revisit blog" --- meaning that I have posted it before --- on Friday, November 22, 2013 to be exact. I hope that reading it (or rereading it, as the case may be) leaves you happily uplifted! And most importantly may your Thanksgiving 2014 be your most enjoyable one to d... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:00 EST May We NEVER FORGET <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> “This nation shall remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave!” Elmer Davis <BR> <BR> Actually a more right on the target statement of fact would be: <BR> <BR> "This nation shall remain the land of the free only so long as its people honor & serve the Lord God Almighty --- the Creator God!" <BR> <B... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:36:48 EST Too Adorably Cute Not to Share! <em>200</em> <em>240</em> <em>200</em> <em>240</em> <em>200</em> <em>240</em> <em>200</em> <em>240</em> <em>200</em> <em>240</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> for stopping by! <BR> <BR> I hope that you enjoy this as much as I have. <BR> <BR> God bless! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>200</em> <em>240</em> <em>200</em> <em>240</em> <em>200</em> <em>240</em> <em>200</em> <em>240</em> <em>200</em> <em>240</em> <BR> <BR> <... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 17:20:30 EST Exactly what does a dog see? <em>200</em> <em>338</em> <em>200</em> <em>338</em> <em>200</em> <em>338</em> <em>200</em> <em>338</em> <em>200</em> <em>338</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> & <em>304</em> for checking this out. <BR> <BR> If you have ever been curious about what dogs see, this will afford excellent insight on that matter. As the Grandma to a total of nine Grandpuppies, I found it interesting & hope that you do, too. <BR> <BR> <em>253</em> & God bless your four legged co... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:41:31 EST