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 17: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674586 Daily inspiration: 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: 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... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:33:13 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 16: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673644 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: 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: Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may b... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:17:43 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 15: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673120 Daily inspiration: Never let the abundance of gifts from God cause you to forget the Giver. Lord, may I start and end each day with a thank you to You for all of my blessings including those which I take for granted. <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 fea... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:51:37 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 14: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672044 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: I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. –Louis Pasteur, French chemist ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:15:27 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 13: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671594 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: Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is 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... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:02:09 EST This Week's Class Schedule April 14-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670676 but due to an injury, I'll be doing the walking workout plan. <link>www.jessicasmithtv.com/nutrition/wal<BR>k-weight-loss-workout-plan/ </link> No weights or even pushups until my shoulder and arm heal. <BR> <BR> Monday, April 14th: 20-Minute Single Sided Strength--Work your core more during your strength workout by training one side at a time! Join certified trainer Jessica Smith for this single-sided session that will engage your muscles and keep your heart rate elevated for maximum fa... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:28:49 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 12: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670629 Daily inspiration: Rise above the little things. Lord,may I overlook pettiness and jealousies and be secure in myself and my actions. <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 <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Change your thoughts and change ... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:31:22 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 11: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670054 Daily inspiration: Abundance is God's to give, so shut out all limited thoughts. Lord, my faith in You and my faith in the talents and abilities You have given me makes me able to achieve my goals. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. James 5:13 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so ... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:34:17 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 10: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669293 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: Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: An optimist is the human personification of spring. –Susan J. Bissonette, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Look for an opportunity to make a positive difference. <BR> <BR... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:45:32 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 9: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668488 Daily inspiration: Great things happen when you believe and pray. Lord, grant me an amazing faith in life and the strength to meet its challenges. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: He who gains Wisdom loves his own life; he who keeps understanding shall prosper and find good. 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 when deali... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 19:40:26 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 8: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667545 Daily inspiration: Don't give up because your best has not yet been achieved. Lord, take away my doubts and give me courage to accept my opportunities. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. Luke 6:12 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God has enough grace to solve every dilemma you face, wipe every tear you cry, and answer every question you ask. –Max Lucado, author and pastor <BR> <... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:45:58 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 7: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666776 Daily inspiration: Give to God your problems and concerns and pray. Lord, I surrender my stubborn will to You and trust in Your answers to my prayers. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 <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> <... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:34:13 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 6: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665822 Daily inspiration: Start something you've been putting off or finish something you've started so that you can remove the frustration that comes with procrastination. Lord, help me in my little way to do my little part to make this day a little better. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Everything is possible for him who believes. Mark 9:23 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new b... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 16:18:46 EST April 7-13 workout schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665274 This Week's Class Schedule <BR> Monday, April 7th: 53-Minute Fusion Sculpt--Get ready to sweat and have a little fun with this calorie-torching workout! Join Jessica (and Peanut too) live from home for this 50-minute session that blends a mix of kickboxing, pilates, yoga and sculpting moves together for a well rounded toning and cardio workout. Level: Intermediate/Advanced; Equipment: A mat and a set of dumbbells (3-10 lbs recommended, depending on your level)– shoes are optional; Intensity:... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 20:54:13 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 5: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665164 Daily inspiration: An ordinary day can become profound by realizing your importance to others and acting on it. Lord, may I be dependable to those who depend on me without complaints or resentments. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 1 Corinthians 6:19 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and ke... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 16:54:30 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 4: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664517 Daily inspiration: Every decision we make is not critical nor is every mistake fatal. Lord, help me keep things in perspective and avoid the panic such thinking creates. <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: Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. –George Iles, 19th century author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Be sensitive to the messag... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 18:36:53 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 3: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663712 Daily inspiration: Each of us has important gifts to share and things to do. Lord, may I be valuable to those that need my value and do what I can to make a joyful difference. <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: Anything is a blessing which makes us pray. –C. H. Spurgeon, preacher and author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Relax and accept God's grace in times o... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:27:01 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 2: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662886 Daily inspiration: Your happiness is happening right now unless you chose not to see it. Lord, I trust in Your presence and therefore I am always able to see You work in my life. <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: O Lord, never allow us to think we can stand by ourselves, and not need You. –John Donne, English poet and cleric in the Church of England <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 19:30:57 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 1: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662227 Daily inspiration: Envision the joy of victory when you are faced with troubles and you will clearly see what direction you must take. Lord, with You my storm will pass and I will grow stronger as I grow closer to You. <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 ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:01:58 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 31: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661199 Daily inspiration: Do not be afraid to ask everything of God. He is always present and always loving us. Lord, I trust in You and ask for Your help in all that I do and need and want. I also ask for Your help in accepting Your answers when they are different than I would want or expect. <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 anything short of God and His wil... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:17:06 EST March 31- April 6 workout schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660214 Are you waiting on a goal or an object to make you happy? <BR> "The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet." - James Oppenheim <BR> Do you ever find yourself saying, "If only I could lose the weight, then I'd be happy.." or "I know if I only had [insert possession of choice here] I'd be happy!" <BR> It's easy to think that happiness will arrive when what we're longing for shows up, but the truth is that true happiness begins within. This week, why not fo... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:30:38 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 30: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660154 Daily inspiration: Great power comes from being able to appreciate your own goodness and anticipate goodness in others. Lord, help me to focus on that which will bring me peace and lift my spirit. <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 a... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:30:29 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 29: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659608 Daily inspiration: Take care of yourself so that you may give care to others. Lord, may I never totally ignore my physical self and my feelings while caring for others. Help me to fit in time daily to refresh my spirit and body. <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... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 21:48:29 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 28: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658815 Daily inspiration: Never lose your laughter even in the face of trouble and your <BR> troubles will not be as heavy. Lord, I will remain cheerful and peaceful as proof of my faith in You. <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 Sharon Connors, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Take comfo... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:27:20 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 27: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658155 Daily inspiration: We ask God for help in the big things but often forget to ask Him for help in the little day-to-day things. Yet, He lovingly and willingly waits on our call! Father, help me to ask for Your help in all things, no matter how small. <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: Coura... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:49:40 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 26: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657253 Daily inspiration: No one has the power to take your happiness or keep you from being happy and at peace unless you allow it. Lord, help me remember that I am sustained and supported by Your love for me who wants only for my safety and goodness. <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: Humans may be social beings, but solitude has been shown to hav... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:52:51 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 25: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656479 Daily inspiration: The little moments of the day are as important in building our <BR> foundation as the impact of great events. Lord, thank You for my blessings and my crosses. Graciously bless me with the courage to grow closer to You with all that fills my day. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart.... Luke 6:45 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given ... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:49:43 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 24: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655675 Daily inspiration: If a person or a situation causes you to feel insecure, you have forgotten who you really are. Lord, You are my Father. I am Your child. How can I ever feel like less. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. –Mother Teresa <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Make someone's day. Tell them how m... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:32:03 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 23: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654701 Daily inspiration: If a part of your past continues to haunt you and rob you of your joy, forgive. Lord, I can not undo the past, but with Your help, I can let go by forgiving myself and everyone else that has hurt me. <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: Prayer helps us to respond to misfortune with courage, to react with confidence and to rebound with enthusiasm. –William Arthur... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:09:52 EST Be the best YOU that you can be! week @JESSICASMITHTV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654212 Be the best YOU that you can be! <BR> "Comparison is the death of JOY." - Mark Twain <BR> <BR> These days with our FB, Twitter and Instagram feeds full of everyone else's amazing meals, vacations, workout clothes, etc., it's hard not to look at what your friends are up to and feel well.. a little inadequate. Comparing our lives to others is natural, but it's also important to remember in our digitally connected world that viewing a constant stream of it is an easy way to ruin your day! <BR>... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:33:14 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 22: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654073 Daily inspiration: Those that meet you will most likely not forget you, but how you are remembered is your choice. Lord, may I live with kindness, mercy, and love in my heart. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues from generation to generation. Psalm 100:5 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spir... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:06:42 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 21: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653468 Daily inspiration: Learn to be peaceful in all situations and trust that through all stages of our lives, God has a plan. Lord, may I have the wisdom to be able to turn my stumbling blocks into building blocks. <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 Stein... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:37:37 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 20: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652532 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: O Lord my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me. Psalm 30:2 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. –Anonymous <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:12:09 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 19: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651789 Daily inspiration: Failure belongs to only those who believe in failure. Lord, bless me with perseverance and help me avoid the excuses I use to give up when giving up is not the right thing for me to do. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Psalm 36:5 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Pray, hope, don’t worry. –Saint Padre Pio <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Hold onto God's promises–they will protect you from fear an... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:52:22 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 18: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650859 Daily inspiration: Get outside of yourself and be outgoing for others. Lord, help me to act in a heartwarming manner so that Your presence in me lights an entire room. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: But you, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me. Psalm 22:19 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Only God can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony. –Joyce Meyer, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Place your hope and purpose completely in God's hands. <B... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:56:02 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 17: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650106 Daily inspiration: Worry about nothing, pray for everything, and thank God for His answers. Lord, I ask You to handle my problems with me and care for my needs. <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> <BR> A Time to Pray: ... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:58:12 EST March 17-23 workout schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649260 Monday 3/17: 20-Minute Pear Shape Workout: The pear shape workout plan is designed to help balance out the pear's heavier lower half with a strong and developed upper body, in addition to developing more lean muscle mass in the lower body to help build more metabolically active (read: fat burning!) muscles mass all over. This plan also incorporates both high intensity and steady state cardio exercise for efficient and effective calorie burning. <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=07xhrgEqj3w </l... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:10:35 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 16: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649203 Daily inspiration: Count on God for what you lack. Would you not do the same for someone that you loved? Lord, I know that whatever I am doing, You can and will help. <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... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 15:01:55 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 15: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648588 Daily inspiration: Worse than being a quitter is the one who is afraid to begin. Lord, grant me the courage to believe in myself and the ability to focus on what I can do, not what I can't do. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. Psalm 3:5 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Go out on a limb when you pray for others. Take a risk. Be outrageous. Be passionate. Take a leap. Love a lot, not just a little. –Rick Hamlin, author <BR> <... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:57:32 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 14: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647818 Daily inspiration: When children speak, listen. They freely share the joys of life that we are often too preoccupied to remember. Lord, help me bring back those qualities that I had as a child that would allow me to be more lighthearted, more playful and more determined to live happy. <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. An... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:21:25 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 13: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647004 Daily inspiration: God is the best friend you will ever have and prayer is merely the technical term for having a chat with Him. Lord, let me tell You about some things that are on my mind and then I'll listen while You tell me what You think. <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 prayer... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:38:29 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 12: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646304 Daily inspiration: God is the best friend you will ever have and prayer is merely the technical term for having a chat with Him. Lord, let me tell You about some things that are on my mind and then I'll listen while You tell me what You think. <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 an... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:33:51 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 11: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645572 Daily inspiration: Many more things go right in a day than go wrong, but you will never notice if that one trying moment becomes your focus. Lord, help me make a conscious effort to see the richness of my life and live with gratitude for all of its wonders. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. Psalm 56:3 <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 <B... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:28:52 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 10: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644923 Daily inspiration: Frequently remind yourself of that which is important in your life. Lord, help me to treasure my family and friends, recognize how valuable they are and tell them often how happy that I am because they are in my life. <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. –Oswald Chambers, author and ev... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:11:02 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verses for March 5-9: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644031 Daily inspiration: Life has a way of working itself out if you simply make the best of this moment, one moment at a time. Lord, You have given me this moment. Grant me the wisdom to live it in a way that will make a difference for me and for those around me. <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 T... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:21:24 EST Why my Spark time is limited http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639912 I'm on "baby watch." DD#2 due date was 3/1, and still no baby. I arrived (10 hours from my house) on Feb 26 so I could be here before the storms hit (and because her father who lives in the same town was going to be gone for over a week). She needed someone here to help watch the 4 other children, because she's having issues with high blood pressure and her doctor has wanted to put her in the hospital. In addition to this (as if that's not enough), they just moved not quite a month ago and s... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 22:00:52 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for March 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639896 Still on baby watch. <BR> 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: Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, 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 Time to Act: Do your best... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 21:35:32 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verses for February 27-March 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639066 Daily Inspiration: Stand tall and smile often and it will be very difficult to be unhappy. Lord, may my disposition reflect the joy and peace that is Your Will. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Rejoice evermore. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: A quiet morning with a loving God puts the events of the upcoming day into proper perspective. –Janette Oke, writer <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Pray about what you want. Ask God if it is the right thing for you. <BR> <BR> A ... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 23:19:52 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 26: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633881 Daily inspiration: Often times it is the small things that make the biggest difference and leave the most permanent impact. Lord, help me to cease being so busy that I ignore opportunities to get or give a hug, participate in a little conversation or share a kindness. <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 Kipling, writer <BR> <BR> A Time... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:20:02 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for February 24: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632893 Daily inspiration: God has given you everything you need for life and godliness. Lord, may I keep my mind and heart open, grow spiritually every day and remember to thank You. <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> <BR> A Time to Act: Use today as an opportun... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:21:53 EST