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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:42:54 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for April 29: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153121 Daily inspiration: It is better to try and fail than to fail because you are afraid to try. Lord, grant me the courage to live my life to the fullest. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: The sower sows the word. Mark 4: 14 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: I choose love. No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness, I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves. –Max Lucado, best-selling author and preacher at Oak Hills Church <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Use to... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:37:17 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for April 28: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152417 Daily inspiration: Today do what you can and expect no more of yourself. Lord, I will feel joy in my accomplishments today and gratitude for the things I have to do tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patienc... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:59:02 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for April 27: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151814 Daily inspiration: One of life's greatest rewards is not what we get, but what we become. Lord, teach me as I am able to learn and give me the courage to be all that I can. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. –Saint Francis de Sales <BR> <BR> A Time ... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:34:51 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for April 25: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151067 Daily Inspiration: As God's children we have inherited all of His promises. Faith in You, Lord, refreshes my soul as nothing else can. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Heaven is full of answers to prayer for which no one ever bothered to ask.–Reverend Billy Graham, author and evangelist <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Have great hopes and dare to go all out for... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:33:50 EST Learning my "new" normal April 25: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150015 *I'm using this today as a place to vent, rant, cry...Please bear with me. <BR> <BR> I'm really struggling. I don't like this. I don't want to do anything. After work on Friday, i mowed part of the yard and then finished it early Saturday. I had lunch with my niece and her husband. In my mind, I had things I planned to do, but in actual fact. I did nothing. <BR> I realized that I needed to sometime go through his emails because there might be some bill information there for his amateur rad... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:10:31 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for April 25: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150004 Daily Inspiration: Enjoy God. Lord, I hand over all of my cares to You so that for this moment I am peacefully free. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. Luke 21:14 NIV <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Worrying is like praying for what you don't want. –Author Unknown <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Free your mind from self-centered worry. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray: Teach me, Lord, that my biggest worry should be not... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:59:42 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for April 24: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149454 Daily Inspiration: We have every reason to be at peace because God will either protect us from suffering or give us immense strength to see us through it. Lord, I set aside my anxieties because You care for me every day in every way. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Until God opens the next door for you, ... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 19:24:38 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for April 23: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148891 Daily Inspiration: Today can be your best day. This power is yours alone. Thank you, Lord, for this glorious day. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues from generation to generation. Psalm 100:5 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: The greatest test of faith is when you don't get what you want but still, you are able to say "Thank you Lord." – Author Unknown <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Trust that there is a divine plan... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:07:04 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for April 22: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148283 Daily Inspiration: Slow down and see the gracious blessings that God has for you. In my quiet moments, Lord, I know that You are there. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I am with you always. Matthew 28:20 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame. –Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Give everything to God and He will give you everything, too! <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray: God in heaven, hear my prayers and lead me on a never-end... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 22:06:50 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for April 20: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147592 Daily Inspiration: Call on God when you need a friend to make it through the day. Lord, may we share Your love and beauty so that our lives may not be lonely. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15:4 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 23:08:36 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for April 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146808 Daily Inspiration: How precious are the little joys throughout the day. Lord, You have such love for me. I find You everywhere I look. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: If you can't be thankful for what you receive, be thankful for what you escape. –Anonymous <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Become more aware of ... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:34:52 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth Verse for April 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146045 Daily Inspiration: There is no hurt that God cannot heal. Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble and don't know where to go. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. 1 Corinthians 4:20 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: When God is involved, anything can happen. Be open. Stay that way. God has a beautiful way of bringing good vibrations out of broken chords. –Charles Swindoll, Christian pastor, author and educator <BR> <BR> A Time to... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 21:53:44 EST Learning my "new" normal 2 months http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145252 Two months ago, today (2/18), I entered a new phase of life--a "new" normal. Today is two months of what the rest of my life will be. It's been two months of sleeping so very much when there isn't anything scheduled. Two months of going to work and coming home to a silent house. Two months of learning, of grieving, of resting, of depending on God, of crying myself to sleep and crying while I sleep. Two months of trying to learn to do things by myself, Two months of missing his touch, his voic... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:11:07 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 18: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145231 Daily Inspiration: We can show God that we truly love Him by the way we speak and live. May I be inspiring, Lord, and may everyone that I meet find You. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I stretch out my hands to thee; my soul thirsts for thee like a parched land. Psalm 143:6 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: We're concerned with how things turn out; God seems more concerned with how we turn out. –Philip Yancey, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Trust that there is a divine plan. <BR> <... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:46:22 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 17: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144306 Daily Inspiration: Avoid saying "No one knows." because God knows and understands more perfectly than we ourselves do. Calm my fears, Lord, and lift the burdens that I cannot carry alone. "Only God knows" works better. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God has not changed; and His ear is just as quick to hear the voice of real prayer, and His hand is just as long and strong to save;... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 15:49:05 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 16: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143829 Daily Inspiration: If you can't see more blessings than you can count, you aren't looking hard enough. Thank you, Lord, for all of my blessings and especially those that I don't recognize or take for granted. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. Genesis 1:31 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 21:30:02 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 15: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143158 Daily Inspiration: Shine a little brighter today because someone needs your light. Lord, may I reflect You like sun hitting a mirror. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of deeds done by us in righteousness, but in virtue of his own mercy. Titus 3:4-5 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life's problems fall ... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 21:21:14 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 14: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142398 Daily Inspiration: When your burdens seem heavier than usual, know that your blessings are more than usual. Lord, I call on You for the strength, the wisdom and the confidence that I will need today. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and He will say: Here am I. Isaiah 58:9 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: With a twinkle in his eyes, my friend says that his favorite prayer is 'Lord, give me patience; give it to me righ... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:38:16 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 13: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141808 Daily Inspiration: Each of us can change the world one person at a time. Lord, grant that I may be a positive influence on just one person today. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Don't pray to escape trouble. Don't pray to be comfortable in your emotions. Pray to do the will of God in every situation. Nothing else is worth praying for. –Reverend Sam Shoe... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:20:45 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 12: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140942 Daily Inspiration: People should be able to look at us and see that we are different. Lord, may I be an example of Your love and learn to rely on You at all times. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Psalm 51:11 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: The best result of prayer is awareness of the presence of God, which allows us to face life with fortitude and dignity. –Sheba Ross Delaney, author <BR> <BR> A Time... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 19:21:31 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 11: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140101 Daily Inspiration: God will put things in order if we are patient and prayerful. Lord, You know all of my needs and wants. I trust that You will provide. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the Lord his hope and confidence. Jeremiah 17:7 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Faith draws the poison from every grief, takes the sting from every loss, and quenches the fire of every pain; and only faith can do it. –J. G. Holland, writer <BR> ... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:32:52 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 10: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139231 Daily Inspiration: When we hand over what we can't handle to the One who can, miracles happen. Keep me free of stress, Lord, and in the best possible place to receive Your help. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: If you have been grasping onto something, try to let it go. Your empty hands ... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:02:03 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 9: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138583 Daily Inspiration: Prayer is a great source of joy and the best protection from depression. When we talk, Lord, You help me see solutions for a better day. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Worry often gives a small thing a great shadow. –Swedish proverb <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Focus not on your fears but your strengths. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray: Lord, I am... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 15:01:39 EST Learning my "new" normal Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138191 Today, I accomplished a lot. It was mostly legal and financial things. But I got through it without totally breaking down. Today was the first day I could say with conviction. "I'm going to be okay." The reason that phrase is so important to me is that was the last words my husband said to me. On the Sunday night before he died, I was talking to one of my daughters and when she asked how I was, I replied, "I'm doing okay." Gary made some noise and I turned to him. He stuck his tongue out ... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 23:21:44 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 8: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138178 Daily Inspiration: Home should be the happiest place to be. Fill it with love, laughter and good conversation. Lord, give us Your peace and teach us to share it. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Happiness is a product of attitude and thought. It comes from you, not to you. –Richard Daly, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Take notice of the changes that are blooming around... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 22:58:46 EST Learning my "new" normal Day 3, 4, 5 and 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137419 Day 3: Supper: I planned on fixing a potato, asparagus, onion, mushroom fritatta. Instead, I had 2 more bowls of cereal I know I'm not getting the right types of nutrients. <BR> <BR> WRITE DOWN any and all “thoughts” that are present and could be motivating you to eat. -- I know I need to eat. <BR> WRITE DOWN any emotions or feelings that are present. -- Depression, anxiety, <BR> WRITE DOWN what would happen if you DID eat – I would get some nutrients, <BR> and what would h... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 21:41:01 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 7: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137382 Daily Inspiration: Don't worry about tomorrow because God is already taking care of it. Lord, help me set aside needless worry and anxiety so that I have time to do all that I need to do today. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Seek the Lord when he can still be found; call him while he is yet near. Isaiah 55:6 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Prayer is a choice. For us to pray to give thanks, or to voice our questions and doubts shows that we are choosing to leave an opening in our s... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 20:35:33 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 6: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136600 Daily Inspiration: Look beyond a person's faults so that you can see the real person. Lord, may I learn to focus on the goodness that is in each person and love them because all are your children. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Flowers grow out of dark moments. –Sister Mary Corita Kent, artist and educa... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 19:45:15 EST Learning my "new" normal Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135866 WRITE DOWN any and all “thoughts” that are present and could be motivating you to eat. <BR> WRITE DOWN any emotions or feelings that are present. <BR> WRITE DOWN what would happen if you DID eat – and what would happen if you did NOT eat at this time. <BR> <BR> Breakfast: I slept late today and ate when I was actually hungry--thoughts: "I'm hungry, I need to eat, I'm afraid I'll be sick if I don't": I ate oatmeal. <BR> <BR> The emotions are still mainly depression. I am working w... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 21:28:14 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 5: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135826 Daily Inspiration: We have many doors, but it is our choice which one to open. Lord, bless me with the wisdom to make the best of my daily life. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. James 5:13 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. –Anne Bradstreet, poet <BR> <BR> A Time to ... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 20:30:17 EST Learning my "new" normal Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135129 As a new widow, I'm struggling with too many emotions. I eat because I know I need to. But I don't have the energy, or the desire to eat. So I fall back on easy fixes: shredded wheat. I had that for breakfast, even though I had my oatmeal already fixed. I just couldn't get the oatmeal down. <BR> Lunch today should have been my apple and peanut butter, instead I had bagels and cream cheese. <BR> Supper: I planned on fixing a potato, asparagus, onion, mushroom fritatta. Instead, I had 2 more ... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 22:32:59 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 4: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135028 Daily Inspiration: If the strong won't protect the weak, who will? Lord, grant me the courage to stand up for what I believe and the wisdom to be an encouragement to others. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, thou art very great! Thou art clothed with honor and majesty. Psalm 104:1 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: An optimist is the human personification of spring. –Susan J. Bissonette, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Look for an opportunity t... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 20:25:22 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 3: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134025 Daily Inspiration: Smooth seas don't make skillful sailors. Lord, teach me as I am able to learn so that I may grow from my difficulties and become the person You intended. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God walks with us. He scoops us up in His arms or simply sits with us in silent strength until we cannot avoid the awesome recognition that yes, even no... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 14:30:21 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 2: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133374 Daily Inspiration: When you act out of love and selfless concern, you are doing that which is right. Lord, I am Your servant in my daily life. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. Luke 6:12 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God has enough grace to solve every dilemma you face, wipe every tear you cry, and answer every question you ask. –Max Lucado, author and pastor <BR> <BR> A Tim... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 16:17:35 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse April 1: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132770 Daily Inspiration: Everyone is important; very important. Lord, help me to always treat those in my life with respect and speak with a gentle heart. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Matthew 6:27 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.--Japanese Proverb <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Never outgrow fun. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray: On this April Fool’s Day, Lord, help me to admire b... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 19:10:12 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 31: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132075 Daily Inspiration: People make mistakes, but seldom on purpose. Lord, may my patience with others grow and may I replace my frowns with smiles. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. Helen Keller <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Think of your day as channel for God’s blessi... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 21:55:19 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 30: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131085 Daily Inspiration: It is you, not where you are or what you have, that makes the difference. Lord, may I always blossom where I am planted. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart.... Luke 6:45 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us–and He has given us everything. –Thomas Merton, writer and poet <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Reach out and help someone by ... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:09:46 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 29: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130333 Daily Inspiration: It is good to know where you are, but better to know where you are going. Lord, may I use every day to grow closer to You. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. –Mother Teresa <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Make someone's day. Tell them how much you appreciate them. <BR> <BR> A Time t... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:22:00 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 28: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129696 Daily Inspiration: Often times, life is what happens when you're busy making plans. Lord, help me to notice each moment and not rush through it. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. Psalm 95:2 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Prayer helps us to respond to misfortune with courage, to react with confidence and to rebound with enthusiasm. –William Arthur Ward, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Blossom into the best t... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 21:46:03 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 27: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128822 Daily Inspiration: Begin every day as if it were your very first because you really are always at the beginning. Lord, thank you for the constant ability to stop any offensive behaviors that I have and the gift of being forgiven and being able to forgive myself. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead. Mark 9:9 ESV <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Now Jes... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 18:55:23 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 26: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128093 Daily Inspiration: We are powerless to change our past, but we can change how we look at it. Lord, help me to realize that my past has made me a stronger person and show me that these experiences have taught me valuable life lessons. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go. Psalm 71:3 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. –George Iles, 19th century author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Be sensitive to the... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:58:44 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 25: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127495 Daily Inspiration: Today picture yourself as the happiest person that you know and watch how contagious this enthusiasm for life is. Lord, may I bring out the best in those with whom I share today so they can in turn bring out more of my best. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 1 Peter 3:18 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Our ... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:16:18 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 24: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126800 Daily Inspiration: Do not run ahead of the Lord, but walk with Him, pray for His guidance and listen to His answers. Lord, let me put Your will first in my life. <BR> <BR> Daily Inspiration: Peter said to him, “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And so said all the disciples. Matthew 26:35 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Somewhere in every crown of suffering, God has implanted a bud of strength that can burst open, releasing extra power. –Sue Monk Kidd, author <BR> <BR> A ... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:54:45 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 23: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126076 Daily Inspiration: If you think success and really believe it will happen, you will perform in a manner that leads to success. Lord, may I always avoid negative thoughts and visualize myself in the manner that You intended for me. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." Matthew 28:18 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and ask... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:48:20 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 18-22: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6125476 Daily Inspiration: Begin the day by smiling and saying "yes" to God. Lord, today I will take You to the world. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues from generation to generation. Psalm 100:5 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. –Helen Keller, author, political activist and lecturer <BR> ... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 21:32:07 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 17: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121598 Daily Inspiration: As you draw closer and closer to God, you won't have to tell anyone because it will show in your face. Lord, teach me Your ways as I am ready and let Your love and peace flow through me even in my difficult moments. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him. Romans 15:13 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Hence I cannot be silent - and indeed, I ought not to be - about the many blessings and the great grace wh... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 17:04:54 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 16: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120999 Daily Inspiration: As you draw closer and closer to God, you won't have to tell anyone because it will show in your face. Lord, teach me Your ways as I am ready and let Your love and peace flow through me even in my difficult moments. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: I bind to myself today God's Power to guide me, God's Might to uphold me, God's Wisdom to teach... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 22:30:13 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 15: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119960 Daily Inspiration: Each time you have a kind thought, say a kind word or do a kind deed you are living your love. Lord, as I see the world through loving eyes, I experience heaven on earth. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. Psalm 3:5 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Go out on a limb when you pray for others. Take a risk. Be outrageous. Be passionate. Take a leap. Love a lot, not just a little. –Rick Hamlin, author <BR> <BR... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:43:37 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse March 14: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119416 Daily Inspiration: If you want peace and goodness in your life you must be kind and loving. Lord, may I avoid creating misery so that my life will reflect my love for You. <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: Everything God does is purposeful. And since God is in each of us, each of us has a purpose. –Iyanla Vanzant, life coach and relationship expert <BR>... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 22:14:53 EST