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 April 25: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917518 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: 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 ... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:15:15 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 24: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917202 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 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 pl... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:55:59 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 23: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916640 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: 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; as it ever was. —R.A. T... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:23:34 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 22: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915977 Daily inspiration: Take today and make it beautiful. Lord, my life is no accident and neither is how I live it. Help me to fill it with smiles. <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 in the repeated refrains of nature–the assurance that dawn com... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:47:18 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 21: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915468 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: 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 prob... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:20:56 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 20: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914869 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: 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 right now.' –Billy Graham, evangelist and author <BR> <BR>... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:17:20 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 19: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914254 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: 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 ... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:59:20 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 19: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914253 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: 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 ... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 23:59:19 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 18: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913628 Daily inspiration: Prayer may not always change a situation, but it will always change us. Lord, I accept Your answers to my prayers because I know that they will always be right and, in Your wisdom, best for me. <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 digni... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:07:06 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 17: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913153 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: 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> <BR> A Time t... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:59:09 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 16: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912644 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: 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 will be ready to receive a new gift.... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:03:26 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 15: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912049 Daily inspiration: Holding on to hurts causes us to live the pain over and over. Lord, may I forgive so that I may heal. <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 far from perfect in my worship o... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:51:37 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 14: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911363 Daily inspiration: When you are wrong, have the courage to admit it because it's the best way to show that you are wiser today than yesterday. Lord, may I be humble enough so that even my mistakes make me a stronger and better person. <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... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:52:52 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 13: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910848 Daily inspiration: Gossip betrays trust. The harm done is often irreparable. Lord, may I never be responsible for hurting anyone through my conversations. <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 spirits. Without this opening, there is n... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:12:12 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 12: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910059 Daily inspiration: Be joyful in whatever you do today because you have been blessed, are being blessed and have many more blessings waiting for you. Lord, I am so grateful for Your love. <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 educator <... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 17:49:15 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 11: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909613 Daily inspiration: Part with what you cherish if it separates you or leads you away from God. Lord, help me place my heart in the right place so that I am not distracted in my journey to Eternal 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 ... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 21:52:41 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 10: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909105 Daily inspiration: Thoughts are powerful, so pay close attention to what you think about. Lord, help me to think thoughts of love, peace and abundance so that this becomes my experience. <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... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:58:59 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 9: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908577 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: 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 recog... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 22:53:42 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 8: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907982 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: 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 Thi... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 22:28:12 EST Denial of Service written by a friend of mine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907347 Jesus Christ calls us, as humans - all of us - to love one another. Jesus does not set any limits on his love for humankind - Jesus fully loves every person who has been created, ever. This love is the very basis of faith in Jesus Christ: God's essence, the heart of who God is, is love, and God's love is so full, so complete, so all-encompassing, that God sends Jesus, God incarnate in human flesh, to give God's own life for the sake of God's creation - all of it, and all of us. Simply put... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 21:49:06 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 7: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907344 Daily inspiration: If we focus too much on ourselves and the troubles in our lives, it is very difficult to be happy. Lord, refresh my spirit, help me let go of longing to become something I am not and show me how to be the best of who I am. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: One of the best ways to demonstrate God's love is to listen to people. –Bruce Larsen, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: To... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 21:43:15 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 6: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906728 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: And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. Luke 24:52 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Easter won’t really come for me until I know that every day, in all my comings and goings, the Christ of Easter is present in my life. —Kenneth Chafin, au... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 22:39:39 EST Then came the morning...Easter 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905977 I thought I'd share the cantata I put together for Easter this year. <BR> THEN CAME THE MORNING <BR> Narration: As we look at the Resurrection from this side of the cross, it's difficult to understand what the disciples felt as they saw their teacher and friend arrested, tried, convicted, killed and then buried, they were afraid and confused. <BR> <BR> Song: Then came the morning, V1, no chorus <BR> They all walked away, nothing to say. They'd just lost their dearest Friend. All that He sai... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 18:32:15 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 5: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905964 Daily inspiration: Do not waste any time disliking who you are because of something you can no longer do anything about. Lord, help me to forgive myself all shortcomings of the past that I still hold on to and rather make the very best of this moment. <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 Jesus Christ sa... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 18:01:09 EST FINAL WEEK OF THE #SPRINGAHEAD CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905405 WEEK 4 WORKOUT SCHEDULE: FOCUS: TOTAL BODY MAKEOVER <BR> Day 1: 40-Minute Metabolic Conditioning + 15-60 Minutes of Walking* <BR> <BR> Day 2: 20-Minute Calorie Crushing Cardio + 15-60 Minutes of Walking* <BR> <BR> Day 3: 30-Minute Total Body Band (No band? Try the routine with light dumbbells instead) + 15-60 Minutes of Walking* <BR> <BR> Day 4: 30-Minute Kick Butt Kickboxing + 15-60 Minutes of Walking* <BR> <BR> Day 5: 30-Minute Ballet Body Sculpt + 15-60 Minutes of Walking* <BR> <BR... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 15:29:35 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 4: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905395 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: 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... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 14:56:40 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 3: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904983 Daily inspiration: For everyone there is a way to serve and honor God in this life on earth. Lord, let me seize every opportunity, no matter how small, to glorify You, make you better known and always bring myself and others closer to You. <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 old hi... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 20:40:32 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 2: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904398 Daily inspiration: No matter who you are, it is your right to have peace. Lord, help me stay on my own path to peace and to turn my back on the distractions that are so intent on keeping me from it. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: 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, releasin... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 20:12:15 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 1: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903736 Daily inspiration: No gift is so precious as love. Gratefully trust God and give Him your love. Lord, I give You my heart. <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 asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all. –D.L. Moody, evangelist and author <BR> <BR> A Time to ... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 18:55:49 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 31: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903207 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: Rid yourselves of all malice. 1 Peter 2:1 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in an... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:08:24 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 30: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902601 Daily inspiration: To love yourself as God loves you, you must end all low self esteem behavior or it will become a way of life. Lord, may I always believe in my worth. <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: Joy is really a road sign pointing us to God. Once we have found God...we no longer need to trouble ourselves so much about the quest for joy. –C.... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:12:34 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 29: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901785 Daily inspiration: You cannot really listen to someone and do something else at the same time. Lord, teach me to truly pay attention when someone speaks to me because it is in listening that I will gain wisdom. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace. Psalm 29:11 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Our dreams are like a puppy’s paws–they start out big so they can support us as we grow. –Dixie Gillaspie, a... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:01:14 EST #SPRINGAHEAD CHALLENGE WEEK 3 WORKOUT SCHEDULE FOCUS: HIIT IT HARD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901355 Feel free to start Day 1 on Sunday or Monday, whatever works best for you. You can always do more than the scheduled daily workout by simply loading the next video (the links below take you to our video playlists, so the next suggested workout will load automatically) and continuing on if you wish. Just be sure to listen to your body and remember that sometimes less is more! <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 1: 30-Minute Straight Shape Workout + 15-60 Minutes of Walking* <BR> <BR> Day 2: 30-Minute HIIT ... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:19:58 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 28: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901294 Daily inspiration: Praise others when they do right and speak positive things and you will find it hard not to relax and rejoice in a new found source of peace. Lord, may I care less what others think of me and more and more what You think. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: What God brings you to, God takes you through. –Reverend Sharo... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:49:09 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 27: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900887 Daily inspiration: To know someone doesn't mean to know every detail of that person's life. It means to feel affection, confidence and to believe in that person. Lord, may I really know You and have it reflect in how I treat others. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Courage is born at the... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:58:54 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 26: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900242 Daily inspiration: There is always something to thank God for. Lord, may my attitude of gratitude last a lifetime. <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 blessings. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pra... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:31:45 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 25: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899729 Daily inspiration: Use your difficult times to learn more about God's love and blessings. Lord, may I see Your hand working in every moment of my life and realize that, even in my darkest hour, things are far better than they could be because You are blessing me with what I need to make it through. <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 ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:46:25 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 24: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898993 Daily inspiration: Know that you can do even if things are not always easy. Lord, in You I have the support of an unlimited power source and can accomplish great things because You strengthen me. <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... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:46:16 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 23: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898417 Daily inspiration: We will live life fully only when we become aware of our own inner power which is our connection with God. Lord, the more I rely on You, the more I am able to accomplish. <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>... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:11:23 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 22: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897627 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 & 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 secr... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:47:23 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 21: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897136 Daily inspiration: Life is a challenge so accept it for what it truly is. Lord, help me face what today brings with energy, determination and a joy that allows me to take control. <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: Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise–then you will discover the fullness of your life. –Brother David Steindl-Rast <BR> <BR> A Time to... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:53:08 EST #SPRINGAHEAD CHALLENGE WEEK 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897127 WEEK 2 WORKOUT SCHEDULE <BR> <BR> FOCUS: CORE CONTROL <BR> <BR> Feel free to start Day 1 on Sunday or Monday, whatever works best for you. You can always do more than the scheduled daily workout by simply loading the next video (the links below take you to our video playlists, so the next suggested workout will load automatically) and continuing on if you wish. Just be sure to listen to your body and remember that sometimes less is more! <BR> <BR> Day 1: 30-Minute Barefoot Fusion Sculpt + ... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:34:15 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 20: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896762 Daily inspiration: If you give up and let things just happen to you, you will open the door to a helpless, passive existence and bring on needless sorrow. Lord, open my eyes to see that You and I can determine the outcome of my day and the direction of my life and that the result of refusing to let my environment control me is a tremendous inner strength , a joyful spirit and a constant reason to smile. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You hea... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 23:56:21 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 19: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895999 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: 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 pro... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:07:34 EST A prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895578 As many of you remember, my youngest daughter, Rachel Poole, was beaten and stabbed when she was 39 weeks pregnant. Since that time, she has struggled, physically and emotionally (and spiritually as well). She lives with daily pain, depression and has to constantly fight the system for help. Please continue praying for her and her family. <BR> <BR> It was suggested that she journal to help with handling the emotional toll. <BR> She recently started a blog. If you'd like to read some of he... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:16:02 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 18: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895426 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: 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 ho... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:15:43 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 17: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894838 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: 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: It is in the shelter of each other that the people live. –Irish Proverb <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Fill your heart with strength and love for each other. <BR> <... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:14:56 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 16: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894181 Daily inspiration: The choices we make today have far reaching effects. Lord, please guide me in all of the decisions that I make. <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 me... –from St. Patrick's Breastplate <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Try something new every day. You never k... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:55:49 EST #SPRINGAHEAD CHALLENGE week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893632 I'm posting this so if anyone is interested they can participate in this challenge. Due to something that is wrong with my knee, I won't be able to do this. I can't even walk 5K, let alone 10K. I've dropped my goal to 2K a day, and many days, I barely make that. I'm still waiting for more information from the doctors. <BR> <BR> WEEK 1 WORKOUT SCHEDULE <BR> <BR> FOCUS: STRENGTH + STAMINA BUILDING <BR> Feel free to start Day 1 on Sunday or Monday, whatever works best for you. You can alway... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 22:56:53 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 15: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893477 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: 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 Ha... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 18:22:10 EST