LHLADY517's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LHLADY517 LHLADY517'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/ Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 22: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240315 Daily inspiration: In a day when almost everything goes right, don't ruin it by focusing on the one thing that didn't. Lord, help me to allow the good in my life to prevail. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: In happy moments, praise God. In the difficult moments, seek God. In the quiet moments, trust God. In every moment, thank God. –... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:55:39 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 21: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239854 Daily inspiration: Today is an opportunity to love, to work and to play. Lord, may I recognize <BR> the opportunities that come today and participate in them as much as I can. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: David also said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you." 1 Chronicles 28:20 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Nothing is more important than honesty ... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:54:45 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 20: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239336 Daily inspiration: We are extremely precious to God and are never left alone not even for one second. Lord, Thank You for Your promise to protect and care for me always. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: To pray is to listen, to move through my own chattering to God, to that place where I can be silent and listen to what God may have to say. –Madeleine L’Engle, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Ac... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:17:40 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 19: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238801 Daily inspiration: There are always better things to come than that which we have left behind. Lord, I look with excitement toward the unexpected joys of today. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline. 2nd Timothy 1:7 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Pray, hope, don’t worry. –Saint Padre Pio <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Expect great things to happen. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray: Creator God, tha... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:25:29 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 17-18: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237975 Daily inspiration: It is the little bits of kindness and love that make this world happy. Lord, may I do my part to make today happy for someone. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God seeks us as eagerly as we seek God.–Forrest Church <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Turn to God and draw upon His incomparable wisdom. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pr... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:31:57 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 13-16: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237121 Daily inspiration: We have never before had today and we will never have it again. Lord, as I have the opportunity, let me use this day to do good. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: But I trust in you, LORD; I say, “You are my God.” Psalm 31:14 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Have a sincere desire to serve God and mankind, and stop doubting, stop thinking negatively. Simply start living by faith, pray earnestly and humbly, and get into the habit of looking expectantly for the best. –N... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:48:28 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 13: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235261 Daily inspiration: Some can find fault in everything, but it takes a good and loving heart to find goodness, especially when it is less than obvious. Lord, bless me with gentleness and patience and the determination not to complain. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Revelation 1:3 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Our sense of joy,... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:12:11 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 10-12: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234775 Daily inspiration: Few things are worthy of worry and fewer are worthy of anger. Lord, bless <BR> me with patience for my circumstances and wisdom to overcome the obstacles. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 <BR> <BR> A Time to : God shields us from most of the thing we fear, but when He chooses not to shield us, He unfailingly allots grace in the measure needed. —Elisabeth Elli... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:27:55 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 9: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232985 Daily inspiration: Faith is complete surrender to the will of God and acceptance of His plan for us. Lord, You carry me through each moment of my day. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I am listening carefully to all the Lord is saying. Psalm 85:8 (TLB) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: The Bible is the only book whose Author is always present when one reads it. –Author Unknown <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Put God first in your life. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray: Lord, help me to find renewa... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 16:51:17 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 8: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232527 Daily inspiration: Be wise enough to thank God for not giving you some of the things you've asked for and gracious enough to gratefully enjoy what He gave you in its place. Lord, You know better than I what is right and best for me. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Psalms 50:14 <BR> <BR> Time to Think: Happiness depends on happenings; joy depends on Christ. –Anonymous <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: ... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 21:53:44 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 7: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232010 Daily inspiration: Trouble comes to everyone, but feeling miserable is no reason to make others miserable. Lord, may I never destroy another's happiness. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. Psalm 86:7 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: The next time you find yourself alone in a dark alley facing the undeniables of life, don't cover them with a blanket, or ignore them with a nervous grin. Instead, stand still, whisper His name, and... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 23:14:59 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 6: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231304 Daily inspiration: Things are not always what they seem, so take time to think before you react. Lord, grant me patience and resolve when I have the urge to assume the worst or jump to false conclusions. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:29 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Four things let us ever keep in mind: God hears prayer, God heeds prayer, God answers prayer, and God delivers by prayer. –E. M. Bounds, aut... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 20:36:43 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 5: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230780 Daily inspiration: A house becomes a home when it is filled with love and friendship. Lord, bless my life with laughter and many shared moments that I may in turn be a source of sunshine to others. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: All labor that uplif... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 22:14:59 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 4: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230167 Daily inspiration: Think often of your friends and seldom of your enemies and you will surround yourself with good thoughts, leaving little or no room for darkness. Lord, help me search for goodness so that it is goodness that I find. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 (The Daily Life Bible) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Don't pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is p... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 19:41:02 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 3: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229656 Daily inspiration: To run the life's race successfully we must run toward life, not away from it. Lord, bless me with the courage to meet my challenges as they happen and never allow fear to set up roadblocks. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: 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 2:10 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which He must work. O... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 19:47:40 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 2: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229148 Daily inspiration: To run the life's race successfully we must run toward life, not away from it. Lord, bless me with the courage to meet my challenges as they happen and never allow fear to set up roadblocks. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: 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? Psalm 27:1 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to the will of G... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 19:51:27 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for September 1: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228645 Daily inspiration: When you meet God in prayer, everything becomes new. Lord, may I be humbly joyful in my faith. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful. –Norman Vincent Peale, best-selling author and minister <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Remember that faith will le... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 22:13:26 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 31: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228080 Daily inspiration: When God answers prayer, He gives us the right answer. Lord, my greatest strength comes when I trust in You. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Romans 12:11 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: We fail in the work of grace and love when there is too much of us and not enough of God. –Suzanne Woods Fisher, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Cherish your purpose in life. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray: Lord, keep m... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 23:58:50 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 30: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227399 Daily inspiration: We have been given a treasure of talents which should be accepted with responsibility and gratitude. Lord, may my gifts flourish in great faith and charity so that they may also benefit others. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself. Genesis 1:27 NLT <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Prayer pushes us through life's slumps, propels us over the humps and pulls us out of the dumps. Prayer is the oomph we... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:52:10 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 29: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226733 Daily inspiration: To be rich is to have good friends, good health, and the energy to experience the many things that life offers. Lord, I rejoice in the true and most meaningful riches of my life. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. Genesis 28:15 NIV <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Say you are well, or all is well with you and God shall hear your words and make them true. –Ella Wheeler Wilcox, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Crea... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:24:08 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 28: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226189 Daily inspiration: To be rich is to have good friends, good health, and the energy to experience the many things that life offers. Lord, I rejoice in the true and most meaningful riches of my life. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord gives grace and glory; no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11 NASB <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Grace means that God already loves us as much as an infinite God can possib... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:31:17 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 27: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225544 Daily inspiration: Treat your family as you would treat a best friend. Lord, help me to treasure my family with all of their imperfections as well as my own and cherish the time we have together. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Psalm 143:8 NIV <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him and expect help from Him, He will never fail you. —George Müller, Christian e... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:51:17 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 26: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225145 Daily inspiration: Take care of your own emotional and spiritual needs first and it will become natural to reach out lovingly to others. Lord, I depend on Your help in every situation. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: When you live with hope in your heart, mind, and spirit, you have discovered one of life's most powerful secrets of success. Norman Vincen... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:40:18 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 25: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224374 Daily inspiration: If you count your blessings and answered prayers, there is less time for grumbling and complaining. Lord, may I always appreciate the wonders of my life and celebrate Your presence in it. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: In God’s wisdom, He frequently chooses to meet our needs by showing His love toward us through the hands and hearts of others. –Jack Hayford, aut... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:32:32 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 24: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224005 Daily inspiration: Sometimes we search for God in the wrong places. To help someone in need is the quickest way to touch His hand. Lord, in my ordinary day in my ordinary ways may I come to know and understand You more. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I remember you in my prayers night and day. 2 Timothy 1:3 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: You may pray for an hour and still not pray. You may meet God for a moment and then be in touch with Him all day. –Fredrik Wisloff, Norwegian theo... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:41:50 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for Aug. 23: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223282 Daily Inspiration: Home is a place where we can have a bit of heaven on earth. Lord, bless our home and help make it a place of love and kindness. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. Jeremiah 32:17 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: It is impossible for that man to despair who remembers that his Helper is omnipotent. –Jeremy Taylor, author <BR> <BR> A Time to A... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:31:31 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for Aug. 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222644 Daily Inspiration: We all need time for ourselves and time to be with our friends in order to be joyful. Lord, help me to balance my day and renew my spirit. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully... Luke 4:10 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God sends us angels to remind us of His love for us. –Author Unknown <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Celebrate Be an Angel Day and do something kind for others. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray: Lord,... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:58:46 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for June 11: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181143 Daily inspiration: Often times the happiness you seek is already near at hand. Lord, help me to appreciate what I already have because You never stop blessing me even when I don't notice. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 96:9 KJV <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. –Zig Ziglar <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Reach out. Be aware of the smallest opportunity to m... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 23:20:10 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for June 10: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180475 Daily inspiration: It is not in the good times, but rather in the times of stress and misfortune, that our faith is tested. Lord, remove my doubts as they creep in and help me turn my times of turmoil into times of spiritual growth. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Let’s come before him with thanks! Let’s shout songs of joy to him! Psalm 95:2 (The Daily Life Bible) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: All the world is an utterance of the Almighty. Its countless beauties, its exquisite ad... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 19:18:24 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for June 9: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179799 Daily inspiration: Repeatedly remind yourself what a wonderful person you are. Lord, help me to believe in myself as You believe in me and focus on my goodness. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: The steps of a man are established by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Psalm 37:23 NASB <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly. –George MacDonald, author, poet and Christian minister <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Learn to truly tr... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 17:38:32 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 8: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179155 Daily inspiration: Shine and give praise and it will encourage others to do the same. Lord, may my actions show those in my life that I appreciate and love them. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Do you... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 17:25:40 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for June 7: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178417 Daily inspiration: Life isn't always fair, but don't let that stop you from making the world a better place every chance you get. Lord, help me to serve You where I am right now. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For the Lord taketh pleasure in His people: He will beautify the meek with salvation. Psalm 149:4 KJV <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God delights to meet the faith of one who looks up to Him and says,“Lord, You know that I cannot do this—but I believe that You can!” –Amy Car... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 15:15:50 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for May 24-June 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177933 Daily inspiration: Know that you make a difference, so choose to make your contribution one of goodness. Lord, help me to touch my world in a positive manner. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. Proverbs 8:17 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God's gift of Himself. –Mother Teresa <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Be an instrument of God's love in this world. <BR> <BR... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 22:21:06 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for May 23: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6169080 Daily Inspiration: Speak to God openly and honestly from your heart and then do not allow yourself to worry. Lord, You are my protection and my provider when I put my trust in you. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Prayer is putting oneself under God's influence. –Harry Emerson Fosdick, pastor <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Pray for your faith to grow deeper and your hope... Mon, 23 May 2016 20:49:03 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for May 22: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168344 Daily Inspiration: Set your priorities daily because some things in our path are just not important enough to use up our time and energy. Lord, with Your help I can have a full and enjoyable day. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: You can give without loving, but you can't love without giving. –Amy Carmichael, a... Sun, 22 May 2016 20:28:30 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 21: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167710 Daily Inspiration: Time passes too quickly so waste none of it on anger, self-pity or the irritations of life. Lord, may my choices remove stress and free me to enjoy the goodness of today. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Sometimes God redeems your story by surrounding you with people who need to hear your past so it doesn't become... Sat, 21 May 2016 18:39:18 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 20: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167165 Daily Inspiration: Lift yourself above the seriousness of life by keeping a gentle sense of humor. Lord, You have made me one of a kind. Help me to enjoy who I am. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I remember you in my prayers night and day. 2 Timothy 1:3 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Prayer is the pulse of life. –Andrew Murray, writer and pastor <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Ask God to stay with you in difficult situations and affirm that He is helping you now. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray... Fri, 20 May 2016 20:35:23 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 19: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166375 Daily Inspiration: To receive the wonderful healing power of love, wish others well even when things aren't going so well for you. Lord, I rejoice in You always because You are blessing me daily no matter what my circumstances may be. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Keep praying, but be thankful that God's answers are wiser than your prayers.--William Culbertso... Thu, 19 May 2016 14:38:27 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 18: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165911 Daily Inspiration: When you follow God's way, your life will flourish according to His great plan for you. Lord, guide me and make me aware of the ways You are working in my life. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. John 12:26 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable, he will wear you out. The most danger... Wed, 18 May 2016 22:47:18 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 17: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164945 Daily Inspiration: There is no better time than right now to do what we have been putting off. Lord, grant me motivation and focus that I may live so as to have no regrets about what I should have done. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. Matthew 6:8 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Faith will lead you where you cannot walk. Reason has never been a mountain climber. –E. W. Kenyon, pastor <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Face eve... Tue, 17 May 2016 14:57:20 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 16: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164336 Daily Inspiration: When you need to feel better about yourself, do something nice for someone else. Lord, help that I may make someone's day a little happier. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: The opposite of joy is not sorrow. It is unbelief. –Leslie Weatherhead, Christian theologian <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Relax and accept God's grace in times of st... Mon, 16 May 2016 19:10:22 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 15: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163737 Daily Inspiration: All the good things in life don't mean much if we fail to enjoy them. Lord, may I pause to notice my blessings and be joyful. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: We can't always withdra... Sun, 15 May 2016 23:06:58 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 14: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162963 Daily Inspiration: Prayer helps us see that God is not the cause of unpleasant happenings, but the healing of them. Lord, I trust in You for the right outcomes in all situations. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Sometimes the Lord rides out the storm with us and other times He calms the restless sea around us. Most of all, He calms the storm inside ... Sat, 14 May 2016 18:26:08 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 13: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162317 Daily Inspiration: Joy is left if you rid your heart of all that pulls you down. Lord, help me to heal my spirit and grow from today's experiences. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. Psalm 30:2 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Faith is the most powerful of all forces operating in humanity and when you have it in depth nothing can get you down. –Norman Vincent Peale, best-selling author and minister <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Remember t... Fri, 13 May 2016 17:58:18 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 12: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161739 Daily Inspiration: Never be too busy to pray. Lord, without Your presence in my life, today would be barren. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.--Joel Osteen, pastor and author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Approach the day with ... Thu, 12 May 2016 20:50:25 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 11: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160917 Daily Inspiration: There is a purpose for our trials and burdens just as there is a purpose for the joys and wonders in our lives. Lord, grant me Your peace as Your plan for me unfolds. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, o... Wed, 11 May 2016 15:41:15 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 10: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160295 Daily Inspiration: No troubles that we face are new to this world. Guide and protect me, Lord, and strengthen my faith and trust in You so that I will not falter. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the rock except our God? Psalm 18:31 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Do not make prayer a monologue; make it a conversation. --Author unknown <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Balance your daily duties with the beauty and joy of every moment. <BR> <BR> A T... Tue, 10 May 2016 18:46:46 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 9: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159622 Daily Inspiration: Don't ever grow too old for your birthdays or give up on your dreams. Lord, help me to know where You are leading me today and face this adventure with excitement. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Psalm 36:5 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Pray, hope, don’t worry. –Saint Padre Pio <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Hold onto God's promises–they will protect you from fear and lead you to joy. <BR>... Mon, 9 May 2016 19:29:12 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for May 8: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158982 Daily Inspiration: Don't ever grow too old for your birthdays or give up on your dreams. Lord, help me to know where You are leading me today and face this adventure with excitement. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: But you, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me. Psalm 22:19 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Only God can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony. –Joyce Meyer, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Place your hope and purpose completely in G... Sun, 8 May 2016 21:04:23 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for May 7: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158388 Daily Inspiration: Leave behind your faults and know that your past is forgiven. Lord, You have freed me to live today and allowed me to know that my future is secure in You. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven… Ecclesiastes 3:1 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God never disappoints anyone who places his trust in Him. –Basilea Schlink <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Do not let fear stop you from reaching your goals. <... Sat, 7 May 2016 19:54:03 EST