JENNY712's SparkPeople Blog JENNY712's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Let's Rejoyce with Thanksgiving! Psalms 146: 1 Praise the Lord.[a] <BR> Praise the Lord, my soul. <BR> 2 I will praise the Lord all my life; <BR> I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. <BR> 3 Do not put your trust in princes, <BR> in human beings, who cannot save. N.I.V. <BR> <BR> Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. N.I.V. <BR> <BR> Colossians 2:6 So then, just a... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:06:50 EST Shocked! Devotional thought: I was new in my faith many years ago as I sit in a new church far from home. They did something that shocked me. They were taking communion while sitting in the pew. (In my home Church unless you where ill or unable to be on the knees, communion was always given to one on their knees.) I was shocked and prayed to the Lord. "Lord this is a abomination." His small still voice came powerful to my Spirit and I knew the answer was from Him. "Child it is not the position of the ... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:58:18 EST Powerful story of love in the middle of a life storm. <link><BR>04552.html </link> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. <BR> K.J.V. in Public domain Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:07:44 EST God's Word Stands forever. Psalms 119:88-89 <BR> In your unfailing love preserve my life, <BR> that I may obey the statutes of your mouth. <BR> &#1500; Lamedh <BR> <BR> 89 Your word, Lord, is eternal; <BR> it stands firm in the heavens. <BR> 90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations; <BR> you established the earth, and it endures.. N.I.V. <BR> <BR> Psalms 119:103 How sweet are your words to my taste, <BR> sweeter than honey to my mouth! <BR> 104 I gain understanding from your precepts; <BR> there... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:03:52 EST Fear Not God is able! Look and see that God knows all: <BR> <BR> Daniel 2:20 Daniel.. said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: 21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: 22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. 23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast gi... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:03:50 EST He was surprized. At my Doctor office for a yearly visit. About 10 years ago. <BR> I remember His service during the Vietnam War. <BR> It just came to me to Thank you! <BR> He was now in His 60's and it had been many yeas ago. <BR> It was a little late but I told him how much <BR> I was thankful for his sacrifice and service for our nation. <BR> He was shocked, <BR> He said no one had ever thanked him before. <BR> I felt shocked. and sad that a man of his <BR> talent had given so much an never been thanke... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:59:39 EST The Accident! The Loss! The Pain! Yet!!! Proverbs 8:33 “Listen to my counsel—oh, don’t refuse it—and be wise. 34Happy is the man who is so anxious to be with me that he watches for me daily at my gates, or waits for me outside my home! 35For whoever finds me finds life and wins approval from the Lord. 36But the one who misses me has injured himself irreparably. Those who refuse me show that they love death.” <BR> The Living Bible, (Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1997. <BR> <BR> It happen many years age! Yes! The Acc... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 16:15:07 EST Bible facts and Directions! HUGS! 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. K.J.V. in Public domain <BR> <BR> Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. <BR> 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. K.J.V. in Publi... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 07:57:51 EST Today and Attitude! "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot chan... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 21:06:26 EST HUGS! Comfort we can give for back slider. HUGS! I love this passage for all times and for all needs! <BR> Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is ligh. N.I.V. <BR> <BR> "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." Corrie Ten Boom <BR> <link><BR>ie-Ten-Boom-Quotes/page-2.shtml </li... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 23:59:02 EST Fear Not when things are going wrong. We have help! Devotional thought: Fear Not! When I fall He will help me when I call on Him. <BR> <BR> Remember He spoke and the world was created, the storm stopped, demons fled, death loses it power, and sins are forgiven. He lives and can do more for you and me if we submit to and follow Him. <BR> <BR> Jesus in the Creation: Colossians 1:15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invi... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:47:59 EST Peace, joy, and Comfort for the Soul. Philippians 4:6 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. NIV Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:17:41 EST Hello! I am back after Great time with family!!! Talking, walking, vising, traveling, and cerebrating Hubby and my over 40 year anniversary was exceptional. Yet! Glad to be back. <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:16:32 EST Family Week! Back in a week! ! HUGS! Family Week and I am taking a spark Break! I will be back in a week! <BR> I am Just having Quality time with family! All is well. HUGS! Jenny <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Psalms 18: 28 You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; <BR> my God turns my darkness into light. <BR> 29 With your help I can advance against a troop <BR> with my God I can scale a wall. <BR> <BR> 30 As for God, his way is perfect: <BR> The Lord’s word is flawless; <BR> he shields all who take refuge in him. <BR> 31 F... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 00:33:45 EST One step at a time. Singing! I am blessed! Sometimes my body refuses to obey me. <BR> Walking is not always easy. <BR> Hubby wanted to help me, <BR> He is a joyful friend, and helpmate. <BR> We are celebrating over 40 years of marriage, <BR> of life together as being best friends <BR> and sweet hearts. <BR> Yes, of course when Hubby sees me struggle, <BR> He wants to help me. <BR> by bring the Truck to get me home. <BR> I said no I want to finish the walk. <BR> One step at a time. <BR> One minute at a time. <BR> Watch the birds, <BR>... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:24:49 EST First things first! First steps in making a difference! The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing. John Adams <link><BR>n+adams </link> <BR> <BR> Devotional thoughts; As Christians what does God's Word tell us to do first when it come to Government. Government is the people. <BR> <BR> 1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks,... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:42:45 EST We are so loved! Thought for the Day: "Lost people matter to God, and so they must matter to us." — Keith Wright <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. K.J.V. in Public domain <BR> <BR> Mark 12;30-31 <BR> Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your m... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:31:03 EST What does the Lord require? Matthew 7:12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. K.J.V. in Public Domain <BR> <BR> Mark 6:37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. K.J.V. in Public Domain <BR> <BR> Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandmen... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:10:49 EST Peace, joy, and Comfort for the Soul. A healthy Thought for the day: Sometimes we eat to ease pain, fear, or troubles. I sure have been guilty of this in my life. We can take courage for their is help and hope in times of distress or/and pain. <BR> <BR> Bible verses of help and encouragement: <BR> <BR> Jesus said, " And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—" John 14:16 <BR> <BR> 2 Corinthians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of ... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:05:39 EST A question and a answer! " The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions." A.W. Tozer <link><BR>-Tozer-Quotes/page-4.shtml </link> <BR> <BR> Question: <BR> If God will not punish sin why did Jesus have to come and died to pay for the sin crimes of humanity? Fact, that is why Jesus had to come. God is Holy and Sin must be punished, and all that do and love sin must be put into eternal jail called... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 10:34:57 EST Up Early Looking at the Stars and the Wonders of the Heavens. I stepped out into the moaning. It was very early. It was breath taking beauty to wonderful for words. The stars were so bright against the dark sky. I could not help put to praise and thank the Lord for all of His creation and wonders He has made. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Bible passage to mediate upon: King James Version: <BR> <link><BR>=Colossians%201:15-16;%20John%201:1-5;<BR>%20Psalms%2019:1;%20Psalms%2033:6-11;%<BR>20Psalms%20103:1-5;%20John%203:15... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 09:45:27 EST A goal for A Daily walk to Please God. Ephesians 4:15 "But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ": K.J.V. in Public Domain <BR> <BR> Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. K.J.V. in Public Domain <BR> <BR> Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. K.J.V. in Public Domain <BR> <BR> 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrigh... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 09:15:34 EST Come for a filling of Comfort, compassion, Hope, and love Comfort: <BR> Philippians 2:1 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. N.I.V. <BR> <BR> Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. N.I.V. ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 20:37:13 EST Comfort for the heart. No one loves you more. John 10:14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—N.I.V. <BR> <BR> Matthew 11:28-31 <BR> "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” N.I.V. <BR> <BR> Psalms 23: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. <BR> 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me besi... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 09:30:44 EST Know your enemy! James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.K.J.V. in Public Domain <BR> <BR> "You must go forward on your knees." Hudson Taylor <link><BR>on-Taylor-Quotes/ </link> <BR> <BR> 1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Cas... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:50:21 EST I was Lost and in need of a map or compass. I was tried but headed home. Then I had to take a detour but missed a turn off and found myself lost and in need of a road map or even a compass. The road was winding and I had lost all scene of direction. I humbly asked for direction and the wisdom of how to get back to the road I needed to get home. I came to a town name believe it our not "Paradise" but for me it was my Paradise lost. I asked directions and the man laughed at me and asked how I had got to this small town in the middle of n... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 12:26:59 EST Trouble may be on all sides but GOD is bigger than any problem. Psalms 37 Fear Not!! <link><BR>=Psalms%2037;%20Psalms%2023;%20John%20<BR>10:1-18;%20Psalms%20100&version=KJV </link> <BR> <BR> -Psalms 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? K.J.V. in Public Domain <BR> <BR> "Of all the systems of morality, ancient, or modern which have come under my observation. None appear to me as pure as that JESUS." <link> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:33:04 EST Welcome October! Wonderful family time and I am glad to be back. <BR> <BR> May you all have a blessed October. <BR> <BR> Praying for our Government: <link><BR>.shtml </link> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 01:38:11 EST Do you Need encouragement! a great link! <link><BR>shtml </link> <BR> <BR> Psalms 141: 3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. K.J.V. in Public domain <BR> <BR> "Ive never been hurt by anything I didn't say." Calvin Coolidge <BR> <link><BR>stian-quotes_ochristian.cgi?query=hurt<BR>&action=Search&x=6&y=10 </link> <BR> <BR> James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: ... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 01:36:43 EST On Spark Break Until Sept. 30 On Spark Break Until Sept. 30 <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Praying for the Middle East, Our Troops, Our nation and Israel. <link><BR>shtml </link> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 15:48:34 EST Singing! "It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray." Billy Graham <BR> <link><BR>er-Quotes/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourself in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in my heart to the Lord; Giving thanks for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST; K.J.V. in Public Domain <BR> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:43:54 EST STAND!! Christian can Stand VICTORIUS!! JESUS Set a standard. <BR> His Holy Word and HIS Life is the standard. <BR> The angels cry, Holy, Holy, Holy <BR> When the enemy in any form try to trick us; <BR> We can and will stand. How: "It is written.." <BR> God Word is more powerful than any weapon of the enemy. <BR> God loves the praise of His children. <BR> When the enemy attracts, I rebuke Him, <BR> In the name of our beloved holy God. <BR> I run to my Beloved, all powerful Holy loving Lord <BR> JESUS the name above all names. <B... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 03:53:30 EST God made a way for us all. Joy! Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God. ..K.J.V. in Public domain <BR> God breathed the breath of eternal holy life into Adam and He became a holy eternal man. He would live forever with God. Walk with God, talk with God and look after a place of great beauty. In this holy and beautiful place of peace and pure love their was no war, no death, no pain, no evil, no hate, no crimes. no sickness of any kind. It was a perfect world as God intended it to be. Man was forbidden by His creator-designer N... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 07:50:11 EST Praying the Word. It was a great prayer meeting. Our Pastor led the Prayer meeting. He used the Holy Bible. Here is help that would be a great place to start for personal use. <link><BR>tml </link> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:12:13 EST Today! Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. N.I.V. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:02:27 EST Freedom!!! “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." - Benjamin Franklin <link> </link> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 19:35:31 EST Reservations! I sit by a bedside as my hubby visited his friend. <BR> How many have gone home now. <BR> How many are left. <BR> As one grows older so many say good bye <BR> and leave us. <BR> <BR> Yet! those who have made their reservations <BR> with God we are just saying we will see you later. <BR> This precious friend of my Hubby, <BR> was a man who visited the sick himself. <BR> led other to Christ Jesus. <BR> <BR> life is so short and eternity forever. <BR> What should our priority be <BR> but to ... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 18:41:48 EST Road Map! When I feel helpless! <BR> When I am fearful! <BR> When tears come! <BR> When I need directions! <BR> I know whom I can trust! <BR> I know who is bigger than the problem. <BR> <BR> Psalms 91: <BR> 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High <BR> will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a] <BR> 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, <BR> my God, in whom I trust.” N.I.V. <BR> Help from God's Road Map: <BR> <link><BR>=Psalms... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 23:19:35 EST A day of Thanksgivng! Psalms 37:5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.K.J.V. in Public Domain <BR> <BR> Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful as we pray and worship our Lord and King JESUS. . 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And wh... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:05:07 EST 9-11 Anniversary!! Praying for our Nation, Middle East & Israel 9-11 Anniversary!! Praying for our Nation, Middle East & Israel <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:20:54 EST What Joy! Psalms 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him. N.I.V. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Devotional thoughts; What joy to know He is your help, Salvation, and hope in a world all messed up. Praying for our land, Israel, and the nations. <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:14:19 EST Stand! Luke 9:25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? 26 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. K.J.V. in Public domain <BR> <BR> <BR> Devotional thought: Let us stand for Him in a world that uses His name as a curse Word. We shall be rewarded if we do what is right. <BR> <BR> Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gosp... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 03:21:13 EST Who is The King of compassion? He is Judge of us all? JESUS CHRIST What will surely come to pass in the future: <BR> 2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. N.I.V. <BR> <BR> God calls us to repentance: <BR> 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. <BR> <BR> God's part: <BR>... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 00:43:16 EST Have a great week All! We sat at the table as we talked and laughed in the back yard as we were eating our lunch. A typical Labor day cook out. Healthy low fat hot dogs, beans, and a German potato salad. Ice cream for desert served with coffee. Water mellow later in the afternoon. It was the perfect finish to a great month. <BR> <BR> Encouragement for times we live in with needed wisdom, instructions, and help. Smile! <BR> Just what I need to get off to a good start. Have a great week all. <BR> <link>www.bibl... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 01:56:07 EST Time well spent! I am thankful for....... TIME <BR> <BR> Time to spend with love ones. <BR> time spent with God and His Word. <BR> Time to smell the roses and hear the birds sing. <BR> Time to delight and play with my Grandchildren! <BR> Time to pray! <BR> Time to laugh! <BR> Time to sing! <BR> Time to draw! <BR> Time to cook! <BR> Time to dance! <BR> Time to sleep! Good night all! <BR> <BR> Ideals and Reference from: Ecclesiastes.3:1-8 A Time for Everything!!!! <BR> <BR> Question: What is more valuable th... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 02:04:17 EST Trying to keep up with Hubby! Update in the last two weeks. We went to the state fair, visited family far and near, shopped, camped, worked in the garden, and helped with V.B.S. His lay off is half over. It has been great but i am tired but HAPPY! Back maybe in two weeks. Have a blessed time. <em>220</em> Jenny <BR> <BR> A Bible blessing! <BR> <link><BR>=Psalm%20%2024;%20Psalms%202;%20John%2<BR>03:16-21&version=NIV </link> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 13:24:08 EST We are so loved! No one loves us more than Jesus. <BR> <BR> Why did He come and die for us on the cross? <BR> <BR> Read all about it here and know no one has loved you more now or ever. <link><BR>=John%203:3;%20John%203:16-50;%20Revel<BR>ation%2020:10-15&version=KJV </link> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> The love it took for Jesus to pay our ticket to heaven was more than words can express. Except to say that is LOVE overflowing and most powerful expression of divine ... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:18:17 EST . Have a great month1 HUGS Jenny Hello! Hubby is off work this month due to a lay off & I am not able to spark much. We are having a good time together. Just enjoying the wonderful time we have to talk, walk, and enjoy the family. We have seen lots of wild life on walks near our home. Have a great month. HUGS Jenny <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:16:27 EST Time out for fellowship and fun! I am having a Spark Break! Great time of fellowship with Church and family! <em>345</em> <link><BR>=Psalms%2033&version=NIV </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 22:40:47 EST Come Lord Jesus! Psalms 24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah. K.J.V. in Public Domain <link><BR>=Psalms 2; Psalms 110:1-6; ... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 15:04:08 EST