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 July 21: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743609 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. **This is interesting that this showed up for today's Daily inspiration because my dad is having surgery tomorrow. Thank you God, for this reminder to me and my family. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: We have known and have believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:44:46 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for July 14-20: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742983 Daily inspiration: God will give you strength because He will give of Himself. Lord, thank You for the many gifts of which You always bless me. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (The Daily Life Bible) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking God to do His work through me. –Hudson Taylor, Christian missionary <BR... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:23:28 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for July 13: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738043 Daily inspiration: A revengeful spirit, anger and carrying a grudge are heavy weights to carry and become heavier each day, hurting only the bearer. Lord, I pray for those who I feel so badly toward, so that I can free my spirit and be filled with peace. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: This is why we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper, and I won’t be afraid. What can people do to me? Hebrews 13:6 (The Daily Life Bible) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: You can tell the size of ... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:18:14 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for July 12: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737448 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: Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (The Daily Life Bible) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Worship is a way of gladly reflecting back to God the radiance of His worth. –John Piper, preacher and author <BR> <B... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:28:50 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for July 11: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736989 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: Those with sound thoughts you will keep in peace, in peace because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 (The Daily Life Bible) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Prayer is not asking for what you think you want, but asking to be changed in ways you can't imagine. –Kathleen Norris, poet <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Always l... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:19:12 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for July 10: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736232 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: Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you? Don’t you know that you have the Holy Spirit from God, and you don’t belong to yourselves? 1 Corinthians 6:19 (The Daily Life Bible) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: A man who is intimate with God will never be intimidated by men... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:08:01 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 21-July 9: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735714 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: My go-between, my friend. While my eyes drip tears to God, let him plead with God for a human being, like a person pleads for a friend. Job 16:20-21 (The Daily Life Bible) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Be with someone who brings out the best in you, not the stress in you. –Anonymous <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: ... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:48:26 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 18-20: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720872 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: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: No matter what changes in my life, no matter what the circumstances are, I don’t have to lose hope, because I’m not trusting in my life, I’m trusting in the One who holds my life: Go... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:10:21 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 17: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720004 Daily inspiration: The moment of absolute certainty over decisions made may never arrive, so make your decision and move on. Lord, grant me wisdom and confidence in making my choices and the ability to recognize when new decisions need to be made. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: How great are your works, O Lord, how profound your thoughts! Psalm 92:5 NIV <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: All the world is an utterance of the Almighty. Its countless beauties, its exquisite adaptations, ... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:44:32 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 16: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719219 Daily inspiration: If you would be ashamed to sign your name to your conversation, don't say it. Lord, my words can have far reaching effects. May the effect always be good. <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: Tru... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:26:22 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 15: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718530 Daily inspiration: Growth is not easy. It comes from fully experiencing each situation and mastering it with understanding. Lord, Your presence in my life dispels my fears and guides me through all of life's circumstances. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Do you believe that God is near? He wants you to. He wants you to kn... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:18:59 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 14: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718040 Daily inspiration: To love and be loved is the greatest of joys. Lord, inspire me with ways to show my love. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For the Lord takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation. Psalm 149:4 NIV <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 Carmichael, Christian missionary <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Believe you can do an... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:44:09 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 13: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717479 Daily inspiration: God is never going to make anyone else exactly like you, so know that you are able to do something that no one else can. Lord, I am an important and special part of Your plan. Help me to do Your will and to always realize my worth. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Each of us, made in... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:51:19 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 12: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716677 Daily inspiration: Get and keep a good humored attitude toward life. This will bring you support rather than opposition. Lord, may I always be a peacemaker. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy. Philippians 1:3-4 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Wait on the Lord in prayer as you sit on the freeway, sharing with Him the anxiety of so many jobs to be done in such a short time. Wa... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:54:33 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 11: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715967 Daily inspiration: In your search for peace, look within. If you are looking elsewhere, you are looking in the wrong place. Lord, help me to open my heart to Your gift of peace and refuse to let anything in that disturbs it. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Isaiah 55:6 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God takes life's pieces and gives us unbroken peace. –W. D. Gough, poet <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Pray for God to help... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:14:47 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 10: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715182 Daily inspiration: There is not one moment that we are separated from God's care unless we choose to be. Lord, You provide for my daily needs and deliver me from evil. You are my refuge. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue. Psalm 66:17 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Prayer is the rope that pulls God and man together. But, it doesn't pull God down to us. It pulls us up to Him. –Billy Graham, evangelist and author <BR> <BR> A... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:34:29 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 9: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714560 Daily inspiration: Love one another as God loves You. Lord, may I treat others in such a manner so as to bring praise and glory to Your holy name. <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: The highest form of thinking is prayer. –Norman Vincent Peale, best-selling author and minister <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Believe that Jesus Christ is with y... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 22:36:30 EST This week on Jessicasmithtv/Workouts for the week 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713769 Monday, June 9th: 20-Minute Belly Fat Blasting Cardio Ab Workout <BR> <BR> Tuesday, June 10th: 20-Minute Awesome Abs + Arms <BR> <BR> Wednesday, June 11th: 20-Minute Build A Better Backside <BR> <BR> Thursday, June 12th: 26-Minute Cardio Pilates <BR> <BR> Friday, June 13th: 30-Minute Stability Ball Sculpt <BR> <BR> Saturday, June 14th: 9-Minute Ultimate HIIT <BR> <BR> Sunday, June 15th: HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! Do something fun and active today and enjoy a day off <BR> <BR> Links and infor... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 22:57:38 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 8: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713593 Daily inspiration: Greet all with gentleness and kindness so that all will know that you know Your God and will want to know Him too. Lord, may I be an instrument of Your peace. <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>... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 18:12:14 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 7: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713107 Daily inspiration: If you are prepared to die, you will also be prepared to live. Lord, You have given me life and made ready the Kingdom of Heaven. I dedicate myself to You. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead. James 2:26 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: You are the best to yourself when you are good to others. –Unknown <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Recognize that your faith will lead you to great things. <BR> <BR> A Ti... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 22:53:07 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 6: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712297 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: Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith . . . Hebrews 12:2 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: It is for us to make the effort. The result is always in God's hands. –Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political leader <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Do your best and leave the rest to God. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray: Lord... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 18:41:52 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 5: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711502 Daily inspiration: Welcome God into every part of your life. He is always with you, ready to help, waiting to bless you with miracles and able to enrich your every moment. Lord, I call out your name often in praise, in thanksgiving and in every need. <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: I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light. –... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 18:11:53 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 4: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710621 Daily inspiration: Do that which is right and learn to do it for the right reason. Lord, give us strength as we stand up to temptation and spiritual power as we resist the pressures and stresses that bear down on us. <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: To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us–and h... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 14:27:27 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 3: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709997 Daily inspiration: Add excitement to the day by meeting everything as though it is your very first time. Lord, give me the ability to change the ordinary into something special, to do more than just slide through the moments of the day and take time to notice that my life really is terrific most of the time. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:5 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Prayer is more than words. It is listenin... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 20:31:04 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 2: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709181 Daily inspiration: Use Jesus' as your example on how to live. Lord, You will guide and advise us and then You will leave it to us to decide our own future. Give us wisdom in our choices. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers. Philemon 1:4 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: We never test the resources of God until we attempt the impossible –F. B. Meyer, pastor <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Ask God to strengthen you by the power of His mig... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 19:23:54 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 1: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708287 Daily inspiration: Have the strength to do what is right regardless of the consequences. Lord, show me Your way so that I may walk in Your truth. <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> A Time to Pra... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 18:39:23 EST This week on Jessicasmithtv/Workouts for the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707726 Jessica's favorites: To celebrate, our class schedule this week is a collection of some of my all-time favorite YouTube workouts! These videos were some of my absolute faves to create and shoot for all of you, and I hope you enjoy them too! <BR> Monday: 60-Minute HIIT Mash Up: Though this was a tough workout, the hardest part was keeping Peanut away from my sliders (aka towels) during the full hour long routine. This vid is one of my fav examples of our motto here on JESSICASMITHTV - you do... Sat, 31 May 2014 22:16:58 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 31: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707615 Daily inspiration: Keep your feet firmly planted in your faith and your eyes raised to the heavens. Lord, You are my strength, my encouragement and my source of all that is good. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & inspiration: When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Go where your best prayers take you. –Frederick Buechner, writer <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Remember that remarkable achievements begin as thoughts. <BR> <BR... Sat, 31 May 2014 18:08:30 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 30: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707013 Daily inspiration: If you are able to accept the hand of love that God extends to you, you will be able to free yourself of fears and show the full beauty of your inner spirit. Lord, we all suffer from weaknesses of one kind or another, so in our moments of strength, we ask that we may offer help, not judgment, to those who need it. <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: ... Fri, 30 May 2014 19:25:16 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 29: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706241 Daily inspiration: Life will be so much easier if you can accept that things don't always go as planned and see that these are often magnificent opportunities. Lord, help me learn from the occurrences of today that seem to go awry and show me how to make the situation better through my own flexibility and creativity. <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. ... Thu, 29 May 2014 18:48:07 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 28: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705445 Daily inspiration: In the midst of tension or crisis, turn to God. Lord, my thoughts of You soothe my soul. You are my comfort. <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 Culbertson, pastor <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Be assured that God is working in your life to bring about good thin... Wed, 28 May 2014 18:53:38 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 27: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704653 Daily inspiration: Be yourself in all that you do and you will soon learn that you are very special. Lord, help me find the peace that You have already placed within my soul. <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 their futur... Tue, 27 May 2014 20:37:24 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 26: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703689 Daily inspiration: Allow your mind to become quiet and less judgmental and you will feel improvements in all areas of your life. Lord, help my mind avoid twisting the words I hear and misjudging the intentions of others in order to justify my own righteousness. Help me to spread Your peace. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Courage is contagious. When a brave man t... Mon, 26 May 2014 17:06:12 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 25: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702902 Daily inspiration: Life will be so much easier if you can accept that things don't always go as planned and see that these are often magnificent opportunities. Lord, help me learn from the occurrences of today that seem to go awry and show me how to make the situation better through my own flexibility and creativity. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: "But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.” Proverbs 1:33 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God is the best ... Sun, 25 May 2014 16:04:08 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 24: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702376 Daily inspiration: Accept yourself for who you are because who you are has a purpose and an important reason for being. Lord, Your love for me makes me special and lovable. <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 dangerous pr... Sat, 24 May 2014 21:17:30 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 23: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701738 Daily inspiration: To be truly successful, put your heart and soul into even the smallest of your tasks. Lord, help me live my life in different ways and by different means, but always with enthusiasm and commitment. <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 ... Fri, 23 May 2014 22:09:55 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 22: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701024 Daily inspiration: If you are prepared to die, you will also be prepared to live. Lord, You have given me life and made ready the Kingdom of Heaven. I dedicate myself to You. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Psalm 95:6 <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 str... Thu, 22 May 2014 20:38:02 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 21: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700333 Daily inspiration: Don't overlook any of the talents that God has chosen to give you. Each one has the power to bring you more joy as you put it to good use. Lord, open my eyes to all of my abilities so that none go to waste. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: We can't always withdraw to quiet hillsides to pray, but Christ w... Wed, 21 May 2014 22:19:57 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 20: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699426 Daily inspiration: One of life's greatest pleasures is meeting and conquering our most difficult moments. Lord, teach me to trust myself and trust that You will never abandon me or my needs. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Hallelujah! Yes, praise the Lord! How good it is to sing his praises! How delightful, and how right! - Psalm 147:1 <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 ca... Tue, 20 May 2014 18:06:36 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 19: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698826 I almost forgot to post this tonight. <BR> Daily inspiration: Don't spoil what you already have by using up your time wanting what you don't have. Lord, may I live with gratitude and take back my life because my life is not and never will be in the hands of fate. <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 no... Mon, 19 May 2014 23:32:20 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 18: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697782 Daily inspiration : Time is yours to use or lose. Lord, teach me to avoid all upsetting thoughts and create a heart that glories in my time as a peaceful gift from You. <BR> <BR> Today's Daily Scripture: Without having seen him, you love him; though you do not see him, you believe in him and rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy. - 1 Peter 1:8 <BR> <BR> Today's Daily Reflection <BR> A Time to Think: Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're... Sun, 18 May 2014 16:56:19 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 17: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697283 Daily inspiration: Listen to hear and learn. Lord, help me to practice listening without judgment and interruption so that I fully benefit and truly comprehend the nature of what is being shared with me. <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, laughte... Sat, 17 May 2014 21:44:50 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 16: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696589 Daily inspiration: Your life is yours to live as you choose with the results that you want. Lord, help me to be full of life, full of energy and greet my opportunities with a peaceful smile and a gentle gratitude. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:25 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: The hardest test God will ever give you is to love s... Fri, 16 May 2014 18:43:45 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 15: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695996 Daily inspiration: You will not create a new life by simply forgetting the old one. Lord, help me create new values and new goals so that I will become a peaceful spirit which will bring newness and freshness to my life and allow me to greet the day with enthusiasm <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture and Reflection: Lord, I lift my hands to heaven and implore your help. Oh, listen to my cry. - Psalm 28:2 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Every person’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingers. –Hans... Thu, 15 May 2014 22:26:24 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 14: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695161 Daily inspiration: When you choose to fight, be sure it is only for that which is right and fair. Lord, help me to see clearly when goodness is being violated and guide me in helping those who need my help. <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: Prayer is a means of bringing you to a point where you will accept what God wants. –Norman Vinc... Wed, 14 May 2014 19:49:37 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 13: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694429 Daily inspiration: Refuse to be one of the many who go through life never knowing their abilities. Lord, You have blessed me with all that I need, but also with the ability to achieve all that I want. Help me to continue to strive and become all that I can. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: We have a choice. We can car... Tue, 13 May 2014 21:09:27 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 12: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693691 Daily inspiration: Write down who you think you are and then write down who you want to be. Lord, help me realize that with little effort I can be who I want to be and give me the determination and will power to blossom. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Grace means that God already loves us as much a... Mon, 12 May 2014 20:46:40 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 11: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692918 Daily inspiration: Choose the direction of your day and then make a point of enjoying your choices. Lord, help me to do what I can when I can, but also, help me to know when doing nothing is the better choice. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 ESV <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. –Mari... Sun, 11 May 2014 22:28:32 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 10: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692242 Daily inspiration: Study who you are and follow your heart because it will often lead you to miracles. Lord, in knowing who I am, I will become better able to know and serve You. <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: To try to pray is to pray. You can't fail at it. It's the only human endeavor I can think of where trying is doing. –Rick Hamlin, author <BR> <BR... Sat, 10 May 2014 22:06:42 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for May 9: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691579 Daily inspiration: We are each a huge container of talents and abilities many of which we have not yet discovered and recognized. Lord, increase my ability to believe in myself and let the wonderful me burst out. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. Galatians 5:22 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Life can change in a moment, so we must appreciate every single day we are given. –Kristine Carlson, aut... Fri, 9 May 2014 21:42:40 EST