JACKIE4019's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JACKIE4019 JACKIE4019'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/ The best thing since sliced bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933681 I hate counting calories, fiber, fat etc. You have to look them up and all that BORING stuff. I love love love the scan feature on my smart phone. It is so cool. You just point it at the bar code and spark does the rest. If you have a smart phone and haven't used this feature yet you have to try it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> Sun, 24 May 2015 22:06:06 EST Back on the horse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926314 No, I'm not riding a horse but I am back on hungry girl. I really like this food and it is easy to stick to because there is so much food. We'll see what happens. Mon, 11 May 2015 11:17:01 EST My Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840620 The trouble with being on a diet, and you can call it a life style or anything else but basically, it's a diet, is that I'm obsessed with food. It's always, what am I going to eat? How much? How many calories are left? It's exhausting. I try doing it once a week but plans change and then I'm in panic mode. When I'm not counting calories, sure I'm eating to much, I'm sure but I'm not obsessed with what I'm putting in my mouth. I'm not sure logging and counting calories is worth the stre... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:34:57 EST Dinner for 6/30 and Breakfast 7/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729756 As of today I have lost 5.6 lbs. <BR> <BR> Last nights dinner was the Chicken Hungry Girlfredo Bowl (340 calories) This is my favorite. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l355029843.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This morning I made the Knife & Fork Avocado Chicken B-fast Burrito (335 calories). It is true to its name. It is HUGE. I did make a change though. Instead of putting avocados on top I smeared the inside with pre-made guacamole. That was sure different. <BR> ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:20:49 EST What I ate today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728496 I just started the Hungry Girl diet last week and have lost 3 lbs. The food is delicious and filling. Here is my breakfast, the Mega Fruit 'n Yogurt Bowl <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1810179343.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Then I had the Sloppy Jane Stir Fry. I was surprised but I really liked it. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1665927702.jpg"> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:45:59 EST Lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462077 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l609315015.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a fiesta salad that I had today. It had roasted corn and grilled chicken. It really was filling and delicious. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:49:30 EST Lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461155 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1329845029.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I chopped my own veggies for my stir fry. Sooooooooo good. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:10:55 EST Be Careful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291601 Be Careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world. 1 Peter 2:12 <BR> <BR> It happens. At one time or another. You get too much change back. It is in these moments where our character gets put to the test. If we live honorably, we don't have to worry or feel guilty. When further, we prove to be an exception to the rule for those around ... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:39:53 EST Six Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232310 You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but on the seventh day you must stop working even during the seasons of plowing and harvest Exodus 34:21 <BR> <BR> Even God Himself recognized the Sabbath when He created the earth. So too must we recognize the seventh day. This verse even includes seasons where the work is plentiful and demands more of or time. We should still be vigilant in honoring God whether it be tax season, Christmas season, or cleaning season. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:22:27 EST New Strength http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207118 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 <BR> <BR> Come one, come all, everyone who is tired. If you are exhausted and feel heavy like you've been hit by a truck, there is hope. You will once again soar. It is time to look to the Lord and trust Him to rejuvenate you. Give rest to your body and He will give you the endurance you need to continue Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:28:26 EST Small successes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203951 The master was full of praise, "Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let's celebrate together!" Matthew 25:21 <BR> <BR> We hear about many instant huge success stories, but don't be fooled. Almost always, they start out from one small success. The beauty of small is that it gives you the encouragement and one additional bit of experience to create the next small success. These s... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 17:39:58 EST I Had Not http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197870 If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. Psalm 66:18 <BR> <BR> Have you confessed to God lately? Maybe it's important you confessed about your attitude and less important about your actions. Sin can sometimes be an action based on a false belief or attitude. Example: "I don't believe God will fulfill my need, therefore I must steal it from my sister." When we sin it creates a distance between us and God. Do you have any recurring sins that are becau... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 22:36:58 EST The Gift of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187213 But God gives to some the gift of marriage, and to others the gift of singleness. 1 Corinthians 7:7 <BR> <BR> Singleness is a gift. Marriage is a gift. Paul writes that both of these statuses are gifts. Don't buy into the cultural belief that you need to be married to be happy. Nor should you view marriage as a ball and chain. If you are dissatisfied with the gift of God has given you, then ask God to change your view on your status. Whether you recognize it or not, you are blessed w... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:55:34 EST He was amazed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181620 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to those who were following Him, He said, "I tell you the truth, I haven't seen faith like this in all Israel!" Matthew 8:10 <BR> <BR> What an honor it is to impress Jesus with your faith. But faith means believing in Jesus beyond human reason. Are you keeping your faith separate from your struggles in life? Invite Him in. Rituals and obligation do not amaze Jesus. Instead, it's trusting Jesus with your problems, asking for His help, and b... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:30:33 EST So I Say http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179986 So I Say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won't be doing what your sinful nature craves. Galatians 5:16 <BR> <BR> Are you open to listening to what the Holy Spirit has to say? It's difficult to know when it is the Holy Spirit leading you, but there are several discernible ways. First, you are open to guidance. Second, you are ready to obey what the Holy spirit guides you to do even if it is outside of your comfort zone. Third, you know the difference between your feeling... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 15:43:01 EST Side Effects of Talent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178548 In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. Romans 12:5 <BR> <BR> Everyone has some awesome gifts that God has given to us. But like side effect to medicine, gifts have associated habits or behaviors that may be distracting. You may have a talent to multi task and juggle many things but that may come at a price if not being able to devote your complete att... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 09:06:22 EST Be Renewed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176991 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him. Colossians 3:10 <BR> <BR> We are forgiven of our sins and because of this we are free from our old ways. We no longer need to be chained to guilt or behave immorally. Instead, allow yourself to be renewed and be refreshed. Learn the heart of God by reading the Bible today and putting into action the teachings of Christ. It is with Him you will find freedom. <BR> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 19:29:15 EST First Child http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175826 She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. Luke 2:7 <BR> <BR> Jesus's entrance to this world was quite humble. And yet, it's a paradox for the King of the earth to arrive in modest conditions. He came, in his righteousness, to serve us, those who are unrighteous. As an adult Jesus taught us to love our enemies which sounds backwards. These paradoxes are different from how... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 11:25:52 EST Right Thing To Do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173728 Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. Ephesians 6:1 <BR> <BR> Christmas is meaningful. Christmas is fun. But, Christmas can also resurface emotional wounds or spur conflict in the family and extended families. Our heavenly Father encourages us to obey and love our earthly father and mother. Since only God knows how many more Christmases you have, could it be time to wipe away the emotional marks and give grace like God has given t... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 13:52:15 EST Give to anyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173311 Give to anyone who asks, and when things are taken away from you, don't try to get them back. Luke 6:30 <BR> <BR> Giving can be easy especially when we choose to give. But how easy is it to give when it is not our choice because it was taken from us? That is though! What's worse is when we give against our will, we feel like someone owes us. Sometimes we even go ahead and take revenge into our own hands to make it fair again such as pointing out someone who has just cut in line. Just r... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 23:29:15 EST Bring Him Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165152 But why should I fast when he is dead? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him one day, but he cannot return to me 2 Samuel 12:23 <BR> <BR> King David spoke these words after his infant son died. Death is hard and we all feel the holes left behind. Anger and hurt can sometimes be byproducts of a loved one's passing. But we as Christians must believe that God can use any death for His Glory, no matter how incomprehensible. Look for the good that was left behind and choose that to ... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:58:14 EST Chance to Grow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163874 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. James 1:3 <BR> <BR> Yes, we do endure trials that will test our faith. Yes, we may fail and not behave as honorable as we would like, but use it as a learning experience. The next time you find yourself getting swept away in drama, bitterness, and anger, step away. Regain your composure and consult God to provide you with the attitude and words that will allow you to respond in a loving manner and produce a... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:58:09 EST In Loving Reminder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162427 The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well watered garden, like an ever flowing spring. <BR> <BR> It's difficult when someone true to your heart is struggling with an issue. If it's someone close such as your spouse, children or dear friend, you almost wish the burden could be on you instead; but it can't. And it really doesn't help then much when you say everything will work out fine. There is one everlasti... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:55:56 EST Save the Reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161153 Watch out! Don't do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. Matthew 6:1 <BR> <BR> While it is nice to be appreciated by others, it is no reason to flaunt our good deeds. To solicit praise publicly is not wise in the long run. You see, our Heavenly Father wants to recognize us for our good deeds. But if we have already received attention on earth for it, then we have already spent the reward. Next time you feel the need... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 14:19:27 EST It will happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159657 Then he touched their eyes and said, "Because of your faith, it will happen." Matthew 9:29 <BR> <BR> When you pray to God and ask Him to fulfill a need, are merely asking? Is it possible you could pray with a different attitude? If you look back on all the prior times God has provided and blessed you, then when you pray your attitude will be as if He has already provided for your need. You see, faith is not merely asking for something and hoping it will happen, it is believing that God w... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 21:13:43 EST Be Reconciled http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158790 So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God. Matthew 5:23-24 <BR> <BR> We humans, make in the image of God, are built for relationships. When there is discord among friends, family, and neighbors it affects our relationship with God. How can we worship God and refuse to revive healthy... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 00:02:52 EST Not a Reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156573 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:9-10 <BR> <BR> The majority of things in life we work hard to earn, a living, an education, trust, respect, etc. But, opposite to the ways of this world, God doesn't ask us to work for His love. There is nothing we can even do to earn God;s love. It is by g... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 23:29:32 EST Only a little love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153355 "I tell you, her sins, and they are many, have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love. Love 7:47 <BR> <BR> The woman Jesus was speaking about was not respected in the community because of being immoral. Jesus offered her a hope, to be released from her sins. As a result, she showered him with rare perfume. As believers in Christ we are forgiven and should be generous toward Jesus and to others with love. Sun, 2 Dec 2012 09:28:12 EST Dust and Ashes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152005 I take back everything I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance. Job 41:6 <BR> <BR> Have you felt a need lately for God's forgiveness? We go through life striving and pretending to be exceptional at parenting, loving, or anything else. But when we don't measure up, we make excuses and quickly brush it under the rug for no one to see. Through those actions we refuse to recognize any need for God to strengthen us. Instead, let's ask God to forgive us of our pride and arro... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:22:15 EST Torn in Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147787 Then Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed his last. And the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. Mark 15:37-38 <BR> <BR> A great way the think of Jesus is that He is a bridge. God on one side of the river and humans are on the other. Because God is so perfect, He can't stand the sight of sin. Therefore, He was unapproachable without bringing a sacrifice to cover the sins. When Jesus came, He took the place of the sacrifice. Because the cur... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 23:10:37 EST Tough Decisions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145759 Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. James 4:17 <BR> <BR> There are many though decisions that we make every day. A lot of times we simply weigh the pros and cons. However, the problem with that approach is the beneficiary is you. Shifting your thanking away from "how can I benefit?" will allow you to invite God into the choices you make. Remember, a good decision today that benefits others but cost you something will bring peace to you now with long ter... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 09:10:41 EST Pay Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145014 See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people. 1 Thessalonians 5:15 <BR> <BR> When we get offended our first reaction is to return the offense and exact punishment. As a believer in Christ, we know better than to lash out in anger and return the hurt, although we do it in other ways. Don't allow yourself to get sidetracked by focusing on payment for the offense, God will handle that. After all, there's more important work to be done, s... Sat, 24 Nov 2012 11:02:00 EST Lost it's Flavor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144141 You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost it's flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless Matthew 5:13 <BR> <BR> Salt is used as a preservative to keep food fresh longer. Once it looses its usefulness the salt will get tossed out with yesterday's trash. It's difficult to imagine how salt looses it's saltiness but in the context of a Christian, it's easy to see how a Christian looses their flavor. When Christ... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:48:44 EST A good thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143442 And it is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life-this s indeed a gift from God Ecclesiastes 5:19 <BR> <BR> Isn't it true how fortunate we would be if we were happy with the blessings God has given us? Rather, we spend much of our time thinking about the newest car we want or counting down the days until our contract ends to get a new cell phone. Be happy with the blessings you have received from God and enjo... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:01:10 EST There is a Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143039 For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sometimes bad things happen to good people. But how do you make peace with this thought, especially when you are fighting back anger, hurt, betrayal, or loneliness? It's important to realize God has perfect timing, even when we can't understand it. Without placing your faith in His timing, you leave room for resentment, despair, and rebellion. When you can't see the work God is doi... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:02:44 EST Beyond your imagination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139892 "Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you, he will neither fail you nor abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:8 <BR> <BR> The ups and downs in life bring beauty in unforeseen ways. There are life events that batter us down. However, your faith can determine the outcome. It's easy to stay beaten in a lonely place by focusing on yourself as a victim. Or, you can overcome this and recover by placing your faith in God. Even more, you can com... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 23:51:44 EST Considerate in All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119110 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Philippians 4:5 <BR> <BR> This verse isn't asking us to put on a show and make it obvious for everyone to see that we are considerate. Instead it is saying our consideration should be so well thought out it becomes obvious to the amount of thought involved. What does consideration look like? Anticipate others' needs, have empathy, tolerate personality differences, use basic manners or even being punctual. Focus on one area of cons... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:46:22 EST Nurturing Relastionships http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117847 A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need Proverbs 17:17 <BR> <BR> I's almost expected for our friends to be loyal and our family to help but there is a precursor to this that we don't always think about. These relationships need to be nurtured. Have you reached out to a friend lately to offer some help or simply meet for lunch? Make an effort to engage in an activity together with a friend or a famly member. Building your relationships will not go unnotic... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 11:31:43 EST Thankful Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116028 Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and thankful heart. Colossians 4.2 <BR> <BR> When you focus on the things you don't have you begin to undervalue the blessings God has given you. Then feelings of resentment and shortchanged start to build up. It can happen in our prayers when we only make requests. Take a moment and think through the way you are blessed and thank God for them. When you truly realize the amount of blessings in your life you truly feel loved by God. Sun, 28 Oct 2012 20:56:26 EST Miracles Do Happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115016 Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father in in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do. John 14:11 <BR> <BR> Much of the work Jesus did on earth was miracles he performed. However, in present day we discount the credibility of miracles because we rely heavily on reason and logic but a large portion of believing in miracles is having faith in God. Is there an area in your life where a miracle is needed? Maybe it's in your relationships, finances or in y... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 20:38:08 EST I have given http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113981 Then God said, "Look! I have given you every seed bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food." Genesis 1:29 <BR> <BR> We are blessed with a God who provided for us from the very beginning. He still does today, when we have food in our cupboard. However, not everyone receives the same blessings you and I have. Let's share our blessings with others and provide for others as God has done for us. God sees this and brings you flowers every spring. <BR> <BR> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:11:22 EST With All Your Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113084 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5 <BR> <BR> We all have some passions in life. Why not pour your passion into God? What does that entail? Just think about the actions you take when doing something that you love. You think about it all day. You want to spend all your time on it. You put it first above all other things. Now channel all those actions towards God and you will see grace filter through your day le... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 23:25:06 EST Right Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083782 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 1 Peter 5:6 <BR> <BR> Pride is a difficult, thorny root that slowly takes hold in your heart. It's deceptive and is difficult to perceive let alone conceive its presence in our lives. Do you trust that the Lord will honor you at the right time? Failure to trust that God will honor you will lead you to boast to yourself and others about your greatness. As you walk through your day, keep... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 12:34:29 EST Life to You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083200 O Lord, I give my life to you. Psalm 25:1 <BR> <BR> It's a hard decision to make, giving your life to God. We resist because we think we are giving away everything and giving up free will. Instead, we gain everything, I's about trusting God. He has our best interests in mind and He is better at leading us than we can. After all, God does have a greater perspective and sees the big picture. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 00:41:18 EST Your Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079992 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 <BR> <BR> When you find yourself in a sticky situation, it is important to arm yourself with God's word. The way it translates into real life is through memorizing scripture. You will find the work of God comes to mind when you most need it. Go ahead and prepare yourself by choosing a verse each week to tuck into your heart. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:23:16 EST Eternal Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079057 I tell you the truth, anyone who believes has eternal life. Yes, I am the bread of Life! John 6:47 <BR> <BR> We all want to go to heaven and experience eternal life. Jesus teaches us that our belief in Him, as the Son of God, leads to heaven. If you have doubts about this truth, you're not alone. Christians continue to have this struggle but ultimately believe. On the days you have this struggle, just remember that you are not perfect. That's what faith is, not knowing for certain, bu... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 23:59:51 EST All My Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076854 With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to you name forever. Psalms 86:12 <BR> <BR> Do you praise God in all that you do? There are may times in our day where our response could be anguish, exasperation, fury, or any other number of emotions. To walk through the day praising God for anything that comes your way gives much glory to God. So, if you find yourself in a situation today that doesn't bring out the best in you, pause and praise the Lord. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:43:27 EST Deep Distress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076408 Turn to me and have mercy, for I am alone and in deep distress. My problems go from bad to worse. Oh, save me from them all. Psalm 25:16-17 <BR> <BR> Nothing is more disturbing than being in distress and all alone. Isn't this why people who don't believe in God turn to Him when there is no where else to turn? We don't have to walk alone though. God is literally dying for you to turn to Him for help with your problems. It doesn't take much. Just pray for God to guide and lead you in t... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:29:52 EST Lord Light Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075148 O Lord you are my lamp. The Lord lights up my darkness. <BR> <BR> Just like the lights on the floor in a movie theater that direct your path. God can do the same. He had the power to bring light into your darkness. Allow God to be a lamp to your feet and light the way to a brighter path. Trust in God that whichever direction His light goes in, it is for your good. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:01:17 EST Each Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068825 Praise the Lord: Praise God our Savior! For each day He carries us in his arms. Psalm 68:19 <BR> <BR> Today is a precious day. Take joy in knowing that you were gifted with today. The Lord carries us with His grace and mercy through each day we are alive. It is such an amazing blessing for His love to cover over our shortcomings when we don't deserve it. Learn to value each day. 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