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 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 Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 14: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893076 Daily inspiration: When your energy levels are low and your spirit needs a boost, take a short walk or quiet break and use the time for a talk with God and a little healing meditation. Lord, help me to brighten my day, keep my spirit strong, and bring more laughter to my life. <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 ... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 23:11:01 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 13: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892531 Daily inspiration: When your world turns upside down and everything seems so frightening, thank God for His unchanging and constant love. Lord, Your love is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. In You I am safe and cared for. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:44 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: People may refuse our love or reject our message, but they are defenseless against our prayers. –Rick Warren... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 23:14:58 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 12: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891857 Daily inspiration: Being overly critical of ourselves sabotages our ability to complete our tasks. Lord, bless me with the ability to see how capable I am. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life. 1 Timothy 6:12 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Faith isn't the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It's simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step. --Joni Erickson Tada, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Approach... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:29:44 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 11: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891404 Daily inspiration: Enthusiasm will be yours if you love God, love people, and love life. Lord, the nearer I follow Your way, the happier I become. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Whenever I'm afraid, I put my trust in you... <BR> Psalm 56:3 (The Daily Life Bible) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. --Les Brown, motivational speaker <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Turn your dream into a goal and focus on how to achieve ... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 22:33:55 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 10: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890789 Daily inspiration: To have a great day isn't always doing what you like, but trying to like what you must do. Lord, today I will spruce up my attitude and have a great day no matter what my circumstances. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Evening and morning, and at noon, I will pray and cry aloud; and He shall hear my voice. Psalm 55:17 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God. <BR> --Oswald Chambers, author and evangelist <BR> <BR> A Ti... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:14:49 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 9: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890085 Daily inspiration: It is usually easier to start a project than to finish it. Lord, help me spend less time thinking about what I want to do, so that I can have the time to feel the gratification of completing what I started. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Life at its essence boils ... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 20:18:02 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 8: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889269 Daily inspiration: It is the little bits of kindness and love that make this world happy. Lord, may I do my part to make today happy for someone. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: He who gains Wisdom loves his own life; <BR> he who keeps understanding shall prosper and find good. <BR> Proverbs 19:8 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: If you live close to God and His infinite grace, you don't have to tell; it shows on your face. --Anonymous <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Don't lose perspective... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 14:15:01 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 7: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888745 Daily inspiration: You have the choice to do or not to do and realizing this allows you to accomplish more than you thought possible. Lord, help me make wise decisions with my time and not allow the pressures of life to drain my effectiveness. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Fretting springs from a determination to get our own way. <BR> --Oswald Chambers, author and evangelis... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 15:07:56 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 6: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888248 Daily inspiration: Keep your heart clean by constant spring cleaning. Then there will be a place for beauty and peace. Lord, help me to remove carelessness and <BR> disrespect from my heart and in all things may I celebrate Your love for me. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: So God created people in his own image; <BR> God patterned them after himself. Genesis 1:27 NLT <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Jesus tends to His people individually. He personally sees to our needs. We all receiv... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:30:36 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 5: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887753 Daily inspiration: Do not take any action until you've prayed and listened and then you will have guidance to reach the understanding necessary to complete the things you need to do. Lord, I know that there is no obstacle for You and ask that You will guide me along the right path. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 <BR> <BR> A Time to Thi... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 20:46:18 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 4: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887153 Daily inspiration: There are far more solutions than problems and knowing this is very empowering. Lord, in the encounters of my daily life, may I choose to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, <BR> whenever you face trials of many kinds. James 1:2 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith. --Margaret Shepard, author <BR> <BR> A ... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 21:24:54 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 3: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886510 Daily inspiration: When we are in a bad mood we are often reactive and irrational. A few moments of gratitude for all that we have will quickly change our feelings. Lord, help me gratefully remember that there is always more good in my life than bad. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Is anyone among you suffering? <BR> Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. James 5:13 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: A relationship with God is the most important relationship you can ha... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 21:58:18 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 2: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885708 Daily inspiration: Complaining reinforces your own unhappiness. Lord, when I speak, help to say things that are worth listening to and reinforce a joyful spirit. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Your eyes will see the King in His beauty. <BR> Isaiah 33:17 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of God. --Author Unknown <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Concentrate on serving God in whatever way He directs. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray: ... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:45:17 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 1: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884869 Daily inspiration: It is hard to be upset with yourself when you are being nice to someone else. Lord, bless me with a giving spirit be I know that all I give comes back to shine on me in many different ways. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, <BR> and shall not despise their prayer. Psalm 102:17 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: In those times I can't seem to find God, I rest in the assurance that He knows how to find me. --Neva Coyle, write... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:59:24 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 28: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884417 Daily inspiration: Mistakes are often a great source of learning. Lord, may I treat myself kindly when I appear to fall short of my expectations and anticipate the goodness that often is not very obvious. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Your eyes will see the King in His beauty. <BR> Isaiah 33:17 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of God. --Author Unknown <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Concentrate on serving God in whatever ... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:51:12 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 27: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883958 Daily inspiration: The Bible is like a compass---it always points the believer in the right direction-(g.w) Lord, help me to follow Your direction. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Is anyone among you suffering? <BR> Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. James 5:13 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: A relationship with God is the most important relationship you can have. -Author Unknown <BR> <BR... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:19:55 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 26: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883400 Daily inspiration: It is very humbling to realize that often what burdens us the most would be very missed if it were taken away. Lord, I will take the time to appreciate my life. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I remember you in my prayers night and day. 2 Timothy 1:3 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Our greatest comfort in sorrow is to know that God is in control. –Lynn Thornton, writer <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Cast your cares on the Lord for He cares. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray: ... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:10:06 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 25: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882775 Daily inspiration: Spend a little time each day taking care of your own physical and emotional needs and the rest of your day will be more effective. Lord, help me to enrich and care for myself so that I am not depleted of energy and health and have something within that I can use to enrich others. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Rid yourselves of all malice. 1 Peter 2:1 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears. –Rudyard K... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:22:16 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 24: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882116 Daily inspiration: Good is always coming to you. No matter what is happening in your life, you can bless it with prayer and be peaceful. Lord, You give me the courage to face any situation confidently and victoriously. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. Isaiah 60:1 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless prayer. –Frances Havergal, poet and hymn writer <BR> ... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:08:30 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 23: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881451 Daily inspiration: Think good and wise thoughts over and over again until you make them your own. Lord, You have given me a strong foundation and the strength to stand firm for what I believe. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Therefore with joy will you draw water from the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12:3 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Begin each day renewed, refreshed and glad to be alive. –Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Guideposts founder <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Believe God loves you... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:37:38 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 22: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880665 Daily inspiration: Weeds grow easily, but flowers need care and nurturing to bloom. Lord, may I turn away from evil and tenderly encourage the goodness that comes my way so that I, too, may blossom. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer. Romans 12:12 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Unwrap the hidden beauties in an ordinary day. –Gerhard E. Frost, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Find joy where and when it surface... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:23:22 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 21: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880139 Daily inspiration: Most often a gentle approach is the best resolution to a conflict. Lord, I have been given today to improve myself and make life better for others. Help me walk in the way that You lead 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: God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world, the better the worl... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:49:40 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 20: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879630 Daily inspiration: Waste no time on situations that aren't worth your precious time. Lord, may I recognize pettiness for what it is and move on so that my imagination doesn't take over and give pettiness more value than it deserves. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:13-14 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: F... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:54:13 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 19: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879011 Daily inspiration: Be grateful for the simple things that you can do such as being able to see, to walk, to have health and to be able to face life with peace of mind. Lord, on a daily basis I will count my many unnamed blessings. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from him. Psalm 62:5 <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 <... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:12:00 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878348 Daily inspiration: Be aware of the blessings of friendship and know that to have a friend you must be one in return. Lord, help me to be able to smile, to share, to listen and to be available when I am needed. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139:16 NIV <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: If you have a song of faith in your heart, it will be heard by the look on your face. –Anonymous <BR> <BR> A ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:32:34 EST Plug and Play Weekly YouTube Workout Rotation Playlist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877730 I don't know how I missed this. But here's the information on how to set your own rotation using Jessica's workouts. (And I'm on the sideline for an unknown time due to a knee injury. Weather permitting, I'll see the Dr. tomorrow. I can barely walk.) <BR> <BR> Want to make the most out of our 250+ FREE YouTube Videos? Try our weekly plug and play YouTube Playlist! The below rotation is our general recommendation for both building fitness and burning fat. Feel free to adjust it to meet your ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:28:20 EST Just who are the "People of the Cross?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877554 My ex Sister-in-law posted this link on Facebook today. It's a challenge to define just who are the "People of the Cross". So my question to you is simple. By this definition: Are you a "People of the Cross?" <BR> <BR> <BR> http://www.aholyexperience.com/2015/02/t<BR>he-wake-up-call-to-the-church-that-is-<BR>isis-whos-answering/ Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:06:54 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 17: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877553 Daily inspiration: God will give you today, no more than you can handle today. It is when you choose to add yesterday's and tomorrow's troubles to it that it becomes too much to carry. Lord, help me remember that it is only right now that I can find all that I am looking for. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from him. Psalm 62:5 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Our prayers lay the track down on which God’s power can come.–Wat... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:03:56 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 16: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877093 Daily inspiration: When you lose your temper, you lose. Lord, help me to be patient with those around me, but most of all, help me be patient with myself. <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: Believe that you can and you're halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Confidently trust God to handle th... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:13:54 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 15: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876319 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: Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. Job 37:14 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank. –Christina Ro... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:54:30 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 14: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875827 Daily inspiration: Be like a star and make your best even better. Lord, source of my joy, if I am shining I will brighten the day for both myself and those around me. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: God has poured out his love into our hearts. Romans 5:5 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Open your hearts to the love God instills . . . God loves you tenderly. What He gives you is not to be kept under lock and key, but to be shared. –Mother Teresa <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Reach out and... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:28:14 EST