MINDYJ1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MINDYJ1 MINDYJ1'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/ 90 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844058 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l585832264.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l7349604.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hopefully at the end of the 90 Day Challenge, I will be a lot smaller! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 16:25:41 EST Prayer is America's Hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684934 No ocean can hold it back <BR> No river can overtake it <BR> No whirlwind can go faster <BR> No army can defeat it <BR> No law can stop it <BR> No distance can slow it <BR> No disease can cripple it <BR> No force is more powerful or effective <BR> than the power of prayer. <BR> <BR> May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You. <BR> <BR> Psalm 33:32 <BR> <BR> Dayspring Thu, 1 May 2014 12:49:57 EST Irish Blessing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649791 May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow <BR> <BR> May the soft winds freshen your spirit <BR> <BR> May the sunshine brighten your heart <BR> <BR> May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you <BR> <BR> And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>27</em> <em>26</em> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>459</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:05:33 EST Sunshine Day by the Brady Bunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648555 <link>youtu.be/NaCCG7QkM_c </link> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:52:42 EST Heaven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640585 <link>youtu.be/PS7ZfXfMmBo </link> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 15:41:07 EST If You Look for me at Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170041 You won't need a special star- <BR> I'm no longer just in Bethlehem, <BR> I'm right there where you are. <BR> You may not be aware of me <BR> amid the celebrations- <BR> You 'll have to look beyond the stores <BR> and all the decorations. <BR> But if you take a moment <BR> from your list of things to do <BR> And listen to your heart, you'll <BR> find I'm waiting there for you. <BR> you're the reason that I came, <BR> And you'll find Me in the stillness <BR> as I'm whispering your name. <BR>... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:46:42 EST Homesick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168183 <link>youtu.be/g3k1rJOQPdY </link> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:40:35 EST Andy Williams and The Osmonds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160209 <link>youtu.be/a0j1BpjWN1U </link> Sat, 8 Dec 2012 12:54:31 EST O Come, O Come Emmanuel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156973 <link>youtu.be/bPfdD3pBUig </link> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 10:40:36 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Day 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152102 I am thankful that I first saw my cousin Sarah starting this 30 Days of Thankful on Facebook. I have some struggles these past 30 days but I have found that no matter what I am going through there is always something to be thankful for. I have way more to be thankful for than whatever problems there may be. To God be the glory! Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:35:12 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Day 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151166 That I slept good last night. I have a comfortable, warm and safe place to sleep. There are many people in the world that don't have that. <em>102</em> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:40:49 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Days 25 and 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147294 Day 25-I am thankful that my hubby brought up one on the Christmas trees so I can get started decorating it! <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> Day 26-I am thankful that the sun is shining today! <em>67</em> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:26:50 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Days 23 and 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145410 Day 23-I am thankful that the grocery store wasn't busy because everyone was shopping at those Black Friday sales, lol. <BR> <BR> Day 24-I am thankful that my hubby got to work today. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 20:50:47 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139849 I am thankful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 23:05:25 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137451 I am thankful for food on the table. There are many people in the world that don't have enough to eat everyday. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:52:16 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135052 This is for Tuesday, November 13. <BR> <BR> I am thankful for my hubby Michael. He is the most loving, caring and Christian man. I am very blessed to have him for a husband. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:35:08 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133292 I am thankful for my three brothers, Tony, Jeff and Chris. They are the three best brothers any sister could ever wish to have. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:03:55 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131984 I am thankful for the nice day we had with my cousin and her family today. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 21:09:58 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131010 My hubby lost his job yesterday but I am thankful because I know God is control. Sat, 10 Nov 2012 22:21:19 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130109 I am thankful for my niece Brianna. Being with her always makes me happy. Fri, 9 Nov 2012 23:48:35 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129019 I am thankful for my Dad. He is always there whenever I need someone to talk to. Thu, 8 Nov 2012 23:14:36 EST YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR HARD DAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127910 SOME DAYS YOU WILL TRY YOUR BEST AND IT WILL NOT FEEL LIKE ENOUGH. <BR> SOME DAYS THE WORDS YOU WANT TO HEAL WILL HURT INSTEAD. <BR> SOME DAYS YOU WILL QUESTION EVERYTHING YOU DO AND WHY YOU DO IT. <BR> THIS DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE A FAILURE. <BR> OR YOU SHOULD QUIT. <BR> OR GOD IS MAD AT YOU. <BR> IT JUST MEANS THIS... <BR> ALL OF YOUR DAYS YOU WILL BE HUMAN. <BR> ALL OF YOUR DAYS YOU WILL GROW BUT NOT REACH PERFECTION. <BR> ALL OF YOUR DAYS THERE WILL BE GRACE ENOUGH FOR YOU. <BR> KEEP GOING, ... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 23:27:38 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127856 I am thankful for my hubby's job. Especially because jobs are hard to come by right now. Wed, 7 Nov 2012 22:28:08 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125991 I am thankful that after a week of concern, that my Aunt Anna and my Uncle Boyd are coming home today from West Virginia and all of that snow! <em>425</em> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 10:11:37 EST 30 Days of Thankful-Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122513 I am thankful for my dog Snowy. He makes a lot of extra work for me but he sure is worth it! <em>313</em> <em>338</em> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 13:07:14 EST PRAYER, AMERICA'S HOPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864482 NO OCEAN CAN HOLD IT BACK. <BR> NO RIVER CAN OVERTAKE IT. <BR> NO WHIRLWIND CAN GO FASTER. <BR> NO ARMY CAN DEFEAT IT. <BR> NO LAW CAN STOP IT. <BR> NO DISTANCE CAN SLOW IT. <BR> NO DISEASE CAN CRIPPLE IT. <BR> NO FORCE ON EARTH IS MORE POWERFUL OR EFFECTIVE THAN THE POWER OF PRAYER. <BR> <BR> MAY YOUR UNFAILING LOVE REST UPON US, O LORD, EVEN AS WE PUT OUR HOPE IN YOU. <BR> <BR> PSALM 33 32 <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 May 2012 10:18:34 EST New Every Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4728749 "The Lord's love never ends, his mercies never stop. They are new every monring. Lamentations 3:22-23." <BR> <BR> You said the wrong words, took the wrong turns, love the wrong person, reacted the wrong way. <BR> <BR> You spoke when you should've listened, judged when you should've trusted, indulged when you should have resisted. <BR> <BR> But don't let yesterday's mistakes sabotage today's attitude! <BR> <BR> So what makes the difference? <BR> <BR> Daily drenching rains! Delug... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 11:04:58 EST Trip Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4724264 A pastor had been on a long flight between church conferences... <BR> The first warning of the approaching problems came when the sign on the airplane flashed on: FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS. <BR> The after a while, a calm voice said, <BR> "We shall not be serving the beverages at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence. <BR> Please be sure your seat belt is fastened." <BR> <BR> As the pastor looked around the aircraft, it became obvious that many of the passengers were becoming app... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 22:58:26 EST Friday, July 8, 2011-Final Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4349315 8 cups of water <BR> 5 servings of fruits and vegetables <BR> 3 miles of walking <BR> Within calorie limit, yay! <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>488</em> <em>313</em> <em>301</em> Fri, 8 Jul 2011 11:46:25 EST Thursday, July 7, 2011-Final Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4346575 8 cups of water <BR> 5 servings of fruits and vegetables <BR> 500 calories over <BR> 2 miles of walking <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>91</em> Thu, 7 Jul 2011 08:41:33 EST Wednesday-July 6, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4344311 Yesterday I went 100 calories over <BR> I walked 3 miles <BR> I had 6 servings of fruits and vegetables, yay! <BR> 8 cups of water <BR> <BR> And I have lost another pound, yay again! <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>491</em> <em>291</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 09:21:04 EST Tuesday-July 5, 2011-Final Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4342376 Walked 4 miles! <BR> Went over on calories <BR> 1 serving of fruits and vegetables <BR> Not enough water <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>301</em> <em>313</em> <em>265</em> <em>140</em> Tue, 5 Jul 2011 11:41:37 EST America the Beautiful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4340894 <link>youtu.be/yyoLpJ6J_4Y </link> Mon, 4 Jul 2011 16:51:37 EST Monday-July 4, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4340164 Went to a cookout at my brother's. <BR> Wasn't any healthy choices. Should have brought my own. <BR> Over 8 cups of water. <BR> Stayed within calories. <BR> 1 serving of fruit. <BR> 2 miles of walking <BR> <BR> Need to work on fruits and vegetables <BR> <BR> Happy 4th of July everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> Mon, 4 Jul 2011 09:55:43 EST A Prayer for the hurting-Max Lucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4335498 I just read this and I thought it was beautiful. <BR> <BR> Lord, we are surrounded by hurting people who have no hope. <BR> They are miserable without your mercy. <BR> Forgive us when we turn away from them in careless indifference. <BR> May our hearts be broken with the things that break your heart. <BR> May we look into the face of every hurting person and extend a helping hand. <BR> Teach us to touch desperate lives with works done in your name. <BR> Soften our hearts to love others as f... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 14:08:22 EST Thursday, June 30, 2011-Final Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4333550 Walked 3 miles Wednesday. <BR> Only 6 cups of water for the day. <BR> Over on calories <BR> Didn't get enough fruits and vegetables for the day. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:54:12 EST Tuesday, June 28, 2011-Final Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4327884 On Monday I didn't do as good as I wanted. <BR> I did drink 8 cups of water. <BR> I did walk 30 minutes. <BR> Went over 497 calories. <BR> Didn't do good on sodium. Both ankles swollen, especially the left one. <BR> Only one vegetable and that was a potato, ugh. <BR> Had hubby and niece here today. Love them both but it kind of hinders me with staying on track. Needlessly to say I shouldn't and can't use that as an excuse! <BR> <BR> Will do better today! <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> <em... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 10:19:12 EST Healer by Kari Jobe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4315444 <link>youtu.be/Yzejd6r9DwE </link> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:57:17 EST A Love Letter for The Father-Aaron Bull http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4305903 For all things you've lead me through and taught me <BR> <BR> And for promising me that you will never leave me <BR> <BR> Through and through you've shown me the ropes <BR> <BR> Helping me in anything and everything I face <BR> <BR> Everyday you're there for me by simply calling your name <BR> <BR> Rarely do I get to thank you enough. So on this special day, I do exactly that. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you for being my father! Fri, 17 Jun 2011 23:07:08 EST Let God Choose http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4278680 As for God, His way is perfect! Psalm 18:30 <BR> <BR> Let God choose for you, it will be the right decision. <BR> Let God guide you, it will be the right direction. <BR> Let God plan for you, it will be the right timing. <BR> Let God measure for you, it will be the right portion. <BR> Let God help you, it will be the right care. <BR> Let God instruct you, it will be the right teaching. <BR> Let God counsel you, it will be the right perspective. <BR> Let God work in you, it will be... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 15:41:26 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4274572 I may never see tomorrow <BR> there's no written guarantee <BR> and things that happened yesterday <BR> belong to history. <BR> <BR> I cannot predict the future <BR> I cannot change the past <BR> I have just the present moment <BR> I must treat it as my last <BR> <BR> I must use the moment wisely <BR> For it soon will pass away <BR> And be lost to me forever <BR> As part of yesterday <BR> <BR> I must exercise compassion <BR> Help the fallen to their feet <BR> Be a friend to the friendless ... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 10:58:29 EST Lighthouse Vision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4250558 Your vision is only limited by your expectations. <BR> There are promises bearing truths in the dimly lit places of your life. <BR> You are equipped with everything you need to succeed. <BR> You have been given the strength, ability and fortitude that you need. <BR> You can overcome all obstacles and accomplish every goal. <BR> You were born to win, to be a champion. <BR> God created You in His image. <BR> You are predestined to conquer. <BR> You are a child of God Almighty. <BR> You are ta... Mon, 23 May 2011 10:17:36 EST The World Only Gets One You...for all of my Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4246801 You with your gifts. <BR> <BR> You with your smile. <BR> <BR> You with those thing you do. <BR> <BR> So take your place, <BR> <BR> take your chances, <BR> <BR> take this moment to know... <BR> <BR> You've got something to offer. <BR> <BR> Something good and right and true. <BR> <BR> Something God-given, <BR> <BR> Heart of Heaven created. <BR> <BR> And the rest of us need it, need you. <BR> <BR> Oh, you think it's no big deal. <BR> <BR> Anyone could be that way. <BR> <BR> Anyone... Sat, 21 May 2011 09:09:03 EST This is for Willowwinds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4245803 When I come home to heaven, how joyful it will be <BR> For on that day at last my risen Lord I'll see. <BR> No greater happiness to see Him face to face, <BR> to see the love in His eyes and feel His warm embrace. <BR> <BR> I know this earthly journey was rough for you at times <BR> but you are completely happy and well now. <BR> <BR> I will miss you. Fri, 20 May 2011 16:13:31 EST The Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4228542 Now I'm struggling with what has always been <BR> And I stumble underneath the load of sin <BR> The questions to the answers never end <BR> Can I ever find the peace within <BR> <BR> But you loved me through it all <BR> Your grace embraces me every time I fall <BR> <BR> I know this is a journey <BR> I can't walk alone <BR> <BR> Carry me Jesus <BR> I can't make it on my own <BR> <BR> When I can't understand <BR> You guide me by your plans <BR> <BR> Carry me Jesus <BR> My life is in your h... Thu, 12 May 2011 17:12:50 EST We've Weathered Storms Before-Dottie Rambo and Dony McGuire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4216641 Rough and rolling waters <BR> Tossed my ship across the sea <BR> Go ahead and cast your fury <BR> You're not a threat to me <BR> Voice your anger with the wild wind <BR> Cast Your waves upon the shore <BR> I'm sailing with the Master <BR> We've weathered storms before <BR> <BR> We've sailed through the rain <BR> Sailed through the wind <BR> Weathered the tempest <BR> We're back on course again <BR> The Man that built this vessel <BR> Knows it can endure <BR> I'm sailing with the Master <BR> ... Sat, 7 May 2011 15:38:44 EST Our All in All-Roy Lessin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4200858 Christ is all and in all. Colossians 3:11 NKJV <BR> <BR> Your bondages? Jesus breaks them. <BR> Your enemies? Jesus conquers them. <BR> Your diseases? Jesus heals them. <BR> Your transgressions? Jesus removes them. <BR> Your fears? Jesus overcomes them. <BR> Your burdens? Jesus carrie them. <BR> Your sins? Jesus cleanses them. <BR> Your storms? Jesus stills them. <BR> Your sorrows? Jesus comforts them. <BR> Your pains? Jesus soothes them. <BR> Your worries? Jesus dispels them. ... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:42:15 EST Nothing to Fear-Max Lucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4186551 "He isn't here! He has been raised from the dead." Matthew 28:6, NLT <BR> <BR> The crucifixion was marked by sudden darkness, silent angels, and mocking soldiers. At the empty tomb the soldiers are silent, an angel speaks, and light erupts like Vesuvius. The one who was dead is said to be alive, and the soldiers, who are alive look as if they are dead. The women can tell something is up..The angel informs them: "He isn't here! He has been raised from the dead." <BR> <BR> Heaven... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:09:33 EST His Name is Jesus-Max Lucado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4185352 HIS BIRTH <BR> Jesus... <BR> He could hold the universe in His palm <BR> but gave it up to float <BR> in the womb of a maiden. <BR> Christ became one of us <BR> and He did so to redeem all of us. <BR> <BR> HIS MISSION <BR> Jesus... <BR> The man... <BR> who spoke wih such thunderous authority <BR> and loved with such childlike humility. <BR> The life of Jesus Christ <BR> is a message of hope, <BR> a message of mercy, <BR> a message of life in a dark world. <BR> <BR> HIS DEATH <BR> Jesus... <... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 10:23:02 EST Good Friday by Christina Rossetti http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4183388 Am I a stone, and not a sheep, <BR> That I can stand, O Christ, beneath Thy cross, <BR> To number drop by drop Thy Blood's slow loss, <BR> And yet not weep? <BR> <BR> Not so those women loved <BR> Who with exceeding grief lamented Thee; <BR> Not so fallen Peter weeping bitterly; <BR> Not so the thief was moved; <BR> <BR> Not so the Sun and Moon <BR> Which hid their faces in a starless sky. <BR> A horror of gre darkness at broad noon- <BR> I, only I. <BR> <BR> Yet give not o'er <BR> But... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 09:29:17 EST