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 14-15: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333146 Daily inspiration: Worry gets in the way of getting what you really want. Lord, help me use my time in ways to enrich my life rather than focusing on things I can do nothing about anyway. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Everything God does is purposeful. And since God is in each of us, each of us has a purpose. –Iyanla Vanzant, life coach and relationshi... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:32:50 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for March 13-14: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332635 Daily inspiration: The best things in life aren't really things at all. Lord, thank You for all that I am and for all that I am able to be and thank You for my family, my friends, and for all those that touch my life in a special way. <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 W... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:20:59 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for March 12-13: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332055 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: 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 Eareckson Tada, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:06:42 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for March 11-12: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331592 Daily inspiration: If you are too easily offended and become upset too quickly, you are taking life far too seriously. Lord, help me avoid looking for things to complain about. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Whenever I’m afraid, I 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 <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Turn your dream into a goal and focus on how to achieve... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 23:51:33 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for March 10-11: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331074 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: Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I 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 o... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:39:41 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for March 8-9: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330005 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: 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 tel... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 22:09:43 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for March 7-8: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329470 Daily inspiration and Birth Verse: 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: 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. –Oswald Chamber... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 21:30:59 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for March 6-7: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328988 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: So God created people in his own image; 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 receive Jesus' t... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 22:54:17 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for March 5-6: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328415 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: 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 Think: We need never shout ... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 22:29:18 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for March 3-4: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327455 Daily inspiration: Each day offers many opportunities to smile when others don't and be more patient when others aren't. Lord, may I be an example of Your presence within me and a reminder to others that You are there for them too. <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 abou... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 23:07:15 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for March 2-3: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6324148 Daily inspiration: Make peace with your imperfections and concentrate on your strengths. Lord, teach me to become more aware of my goodness so that little by little I will become even better <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, 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, writer <BR> <BR> A Time to Act... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 21:01:13 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for March 2-3: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323692 Daily inspiration: Take time to learn from the mistakes of others. We don't have time to make all of them ourselves. Lord, guide me onto paths that lead me to You. <BR> <BR> Birth Verse for March 1: How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1 <BR> <BR> Birth Verse for March 2: Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, w... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 23:58:55 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 28-March1: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323121 Daily inspiration: In your pursuit of happiness, pause to relax and be happy. Lord, slow me down just enough to enjoy all that You have given to me. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Your eyes will see the King in His beauty. Isaiah 33:17 <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: Lord, may all that I do be... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:15:35 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 27-28: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322460 Daily inspiration: The gift of listening is often more valuable than the advice that we'd like to give. Lord, help me to be a good listener and then help me to let others work things out according to Your plan for them, not mine. <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: A relationship with God is the most important relationship you can have. –Author Unknown <BR> <B... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:01:52 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 26-27: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321890 Daily inspiration: Don't overlook any of the talents that God has chosen to give you. Each one has the power to bring you more joy as you put it to good use. Lord, open my eyes to all of my abilities so that none go to waste. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: 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 L... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:11:17 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 25-26: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321588 Daily inspiration: Faith lifts us from the realm of the impossible to the possible. Lord, thank you for the gift of Faith. It fills the shadows in my life with sunshine and removes the despair of hopelessness. <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 to Act: Learn to think calmly and confidently, no matter w... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:19:23 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 24-25: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320972 Daily inspiration: If we look to God for guidance, we will not be weighed down by the circumstances of our life. Lord, free me from the worries that come to distract me and keep me focused on that which is important. <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> ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:22:03 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 23-24: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320548 Daily inspiration: If everyone thought alike, no one would have to do much thinking. Lord, bless me with the strength of my convictions and the ability to disagree when necessary without being disagreeable. <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 ... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:07:10 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 22-23: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320109 Daily inspiration: Choose God instead of choosing to worry. Lord, in Your justice, rescue and deliver me. <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 surfaces. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray: Dear Lord, please help me to see the beauty of every day. <BR> <B... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:19:45 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 21-22: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319551 Daily inspiration: Our time here is short and there is still so much to be done. Lord, please <BR> let me do a little more for You today so that the world may be a little better because of 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 world will be. –E.M.... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:39:47 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 20-21: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319000 Daily inspiration: When you feel anger, allow yourself no more than 5 minutes because after that, anger is self-indulging and turns quickly to hatred and rage. Lord, You are a forgiving God. Heal my hurts. <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: Faith expects from God what is... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:53:46 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 19-20: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318551 Daily inspiration: How good and pleasant it is to come together in the spirit of Christ. Lord, thank you for the people in my life and for the people that will be. <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 <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Don't focus on your fears or weaknesses. Kee... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:09:33 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 18-19: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318090 Daily inspiration: The life you live is the result of your thinking. Lord, because my thoughts are so powerful, may I pay close attention to what I think about. <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 Time to Act: Approach the day with a joyful atti... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:19:58 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 17-18: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317637 Daily inspiration: Prayer is the best preparation for the day. Lord, although I don't know all that I will need for today, give me clarity and wisdom and remove from my path that which I am yet not strong enough to bear.: <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.–Watchman Nee, church leader and Christian teacher <BR> <... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:08:14 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 16-17: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317158 Daily inspiration: No one can live for himself alone for then he will have no purpose in life. To give of self is one of life's greatest joys and blesses us with a full and rich life. Lord, help me to be selfless and loving to those around me. <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 Rossetti, p... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:26:18 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 12-16: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316686 This is a rough time for me. The year anniversary of Gary's death is approaching; I had surgery on my right hand. This is no excuse for not posting this. Please keep me in your prayers. <BR> <BR> Daily inspiration: Many joys come from the simple things. Lord, open my eyes that I may see the wonders in my life and take the time to enjoy them. <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>... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:00:45 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 12-16: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316680 Daily inspiration: Many joys come from the simple things. Lord, open my eyes that I may see the wonders in my life and take the time to enjoy them. <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 things bey... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:51:39 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 9-11: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313664 Daily inspiration: You can never sincerely help others without also helping yourself. Lord, Your generosity touches every part of my life even when I least expect it. May I not let it go unnoticed and not give thanks. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking any... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 21:46:05 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 8-9: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313021 Daily inspiration: We don't choose how or when we will die, but we do decide how we will live. Lord, forgive my frequent drifting and help me to see clearly the best path for me. <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 Think: Good morning, Lord! What are You up to today? Can I be a part of it? Thank You. Amen. –Norman Grub... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 19:07:29 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 7-8: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312569 Daily inspiration: Whether the friendships we have last a lifetime or only a brief period, they bring joy and make life a little better. Lord, may I be genuine and honest with the people in my life so that each relationship is a blessing. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Let the heavens be glad and let the earth rejoice; and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigns! 1 Chronicles 16: 31 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 22:12:25 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 6-7: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312001 Daily inspiration: The more of God's love that you share, the more you receive. Lord, help me to be compassionate when someone needs an ear and encouraging when someone needs a little support. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: He who has learned to pray has learned the greatest secret of a ... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 21:39:24 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 5-6: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311457 Daily inspiration: Much can be said by the look on your face. Lord, may I be quick to smile and display an attitude of graciousness and peace so that I am able to put those around me at ease and bring out the best in them. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 1 John 3:22 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 22:48:08 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 4-5: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310936 Daily inspiration: Every decision that you make opens the door to many new opportunities and experiences. Lord, help me make the most of my opportunities because it is <BR> through them that I am able to grow. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Oh what peace we often forfeit, oh what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry e... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 22:19:13 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 3-4: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310366 Daily inspiration: Patience with others brings peace to our own soul. Lord, help me to display patience even when I do not feel patient because everyone will benefit, but me most of all. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. 1 Chronicles 29:12 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way in wh... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 19:28:06 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 2-3: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309914 Daily Inspiration: Talents are not just artistic. They include the talent for compassion, care and for bringing harmony to our environment. Lord, help me to say the right words when what I say can make a helpful difference. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Be doers of the word and not merely hearers.— James 1:22 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. –Garrison Keillor, author and radio personality <BR> <BR> A Tim... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 23:36:58 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for February 1-2: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309310 Daily inspiration: Avoid being self-conscious and you will have more time to have fun and enjoy the moment. Lord, help me take myself less seriously and place my focus on those around me. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name's sake. Psalm 79:9 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness. –H. Jackson... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 21:57:10 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 31-February 1: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308648 Daily inspiration: God wants us happy right now and continually points us in that direction even when we look the other way. Lord, grant that nothing will turn me away from doing Your will. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV) <BR> ... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:52:11 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 30-31: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308111 Daily inspiration: The things in life that mean the most have no price tag. Lord, thank you for the moments that I am able to spend with my family and friends. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For with God nothing will be impossible. Luke 1:37 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: God never made a promise that was too good to be true. –Dwight L. Moody, evangelist and publisher <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Lean on the One who cares. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray: Lord, help me to believe and act ... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:12:32 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 29-30: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307377 Daily inspiration: You will be happier if you spend less time insisting that everything be your way. Lord, help me remain objective and open to new ideas when they are presented, but at the same time give me the courage to not compromise my beliefs and values. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Faith activates God. Fear activates the Enemy. –Joel Osteen, ... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 17:03:12 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 28-29: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306882 Daily inspiration: Forgiveness is a wonderful way to lift yourself up and it is the best way to encourage yourself and others to do better. Lord, grant me greater understanding and wisdom so that I can move past my problems into a new day. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22 NKJV <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Faith means being sure of what we hope for now. It means knowi... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 19:33:51 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 26:-27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305844 Daily inspiration: Place yourself in God's hands first thing in the morning so that your entire day will be in His care. Lord, may my prayer and my attitude be one so that my relationship with You never becomes casual. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Romans 11:29 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Worship is a way of gladly reflecting back to God the radiance of His worth. –John Piper, preacher and author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Remem... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:33:50 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 25-26: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305207 Daily inspiration: Never look back with regret because life is never perfect, but it offers us the perfect moment to start anew which is right now. Lord, help me to live with enthusiasm and recognize that each new day is an adventure. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together. Psalm 34:3 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you bui... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:24:53 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 24-25: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304615 Daily inspiration: Share the lighthearted moments of your life with others. Lord, may I be instrumental in relieving tensions by lifting the spirits of others with a little cheerfulness. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You. Psalm 86:5 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Sometimes God makes better choices for us than we could have ever made for ourselves. –Jennifer Hudson Taylor, author <BR> <... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:40:32 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 23-24: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304072 Daily inspiration: More strength is found in the ability to be flexible than in stubborn determination. Lord, when life makes extra demands on me, guide me and help me adapt easily to the necessary changes for the best results. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Let all you do be done with love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. –Mitch Albom, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Be willing to take lovingl... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:11:50 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 22-23: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303387 Daily inspiration: Never allow yourself to speak in such a way that would demean yourself or others. Lord, may I turn my thoughts to the goodness in myself and in everyone even when it may not be easy. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: What is impossible with men is possible with God. Luke 18:27 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right. –Max Lucado, author and preacher <BR> <BR> A Time to A... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 21:41:07 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 21-22: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302712 Daily inspiration: Give thanks for not only all that you have, but all that you are. Lord, may I recognize the goodness within me and know that I am lovable even with my shortcomings. <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: As long as you do things for God, you are a Hall of Famer in heaven's list. –Rick Warren, pastor and author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Believe you ... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:16:04 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 20-21: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302161 Daily inspiration: By helping others, we enrich our own life even more. Lord, help me be a little kinder today, reach out a little quicker, and share a few more smiles. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: What is impossible with men is possible with God. Luke 18:27 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: At least at times of loss, we are reminded of our priorities, of our many blessings. In times of gain, we can so often lose our way. –Mindy Starns Clark, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Take ... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:40:35 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 19-20: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301538 Daily inspiration: Today is for living and giving because God's presence is in each of us always. Lord, may I truly live a full life because I am aware that You are unceasingly blessing me. <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: Our prayers run along one road and God's answers by another, and by and by they meet. –Adoniram Judson, missionary <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Practice believing th... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:21:39 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 18-19: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300893 Daily inspiration: Turn to God's love when you become doubtful or discouraged. Lord, Your love for me is so great that with this knowledge I am able to face my biggest challenges without stress. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you. Psalm 63:3 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: The safest place to be is within the will of God –Author Unknown <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Face your challenges with determination and resili... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:02:31 EST Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for January 16-17: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299596 Daily inspiration: The presence of God in us puts a joy in our soul that is beyond our ability to explain. Lord, when I open my self to this joy, I am renewed and peaceful. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. –Martin Luther King, Jr. <BR> <BR> A Time to Act: Believe in God's power to transform you ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:21:11 EST