MOMFAN's SparkPeople Blog MOMFAN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Noelle, Miracle Baby about to turn 2 Here is an update by the new station that has been following Noelle's life before she was born. <BR> <link><BR>oelle-the-miracle-baby/ </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-update.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm<BR>_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gra<BR>ceoutpoured%2Fafgo+%28Grace+Outpoured%29 </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:55:10 EST Noelle Nineteen months and counting!! <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I have not posted all the updates. You can sign up to receive e-mail updates on this webpage to receive all the updates. She has an amazing story. To God be all the glory!! Tue, 9 Jul 2013 12:14:41 EST Powerful Life Changing Video Came across this video today and usually don't take the time to wait for it to download on my slow Internet connection. I am so glad I did today. This message is so powerful and just what I have been needing to here for awhile. I think it is about ten minutes long. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Now that you have listened to it what is your plan of action? Mon, 4 Mar 2013 17:48:41 EST GraceOutpoured has a new blog spot For those of your that have been following Noelle's story there is a new blog spot that you can see and read the miracles happening in her life. <BR> <BR> This is the journey of a very special family that God has used and continues to use in many ways to bring glory to his name. Noelle is now 14 months old. Quite a miracle for a baby who was never suppose to be born alive. We truly serve and awesome God. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> You can sign up to g... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 23:57:32 EST How to Change the World These words were engraved on the tombstone of an Anglican bishop burried in Westminster Abbey in 1100 AD. <BR> <BR> When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. <BR> <BR> I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. <BR> <BR> When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. <BR> <BR> I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. <BR> <BR> Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can chan... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 19:05:36 EST Transformation is a choice! This is so inspiring, I hope you will watch them. It is part 1 and 2. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>annotation_875958&feature=iv&src_vid=Z<BR>PW3EB5U0bo&v=37_9i6Lf_oM </link> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:48:17 EST No matter how mnay mistakes you make <img src=""> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 22:38:08 EST How Are You, Really? This blog really hit home when I read it. <BR> <link><BR>-you-really-2012-09/ </link> <BR> <BR> I am going through lots of things right now. Hubby is in his busiest time of year and I am entering my busiest time of year. I feel like I am empty and have nothing left to give. I am going through so many things right now. I have not been on Sparks much and probably won't for the foreseeable future. <BR> <BR> I wish you all well on your journey. I am ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:46:41 EST I'm joining the "Never Quit Pledge" will you? I'm joining the "Never Quit Pledge" will you? <BR> <BR> Taken from Vicki-B--56's blog <BR> <BR> I have added my name to the bottom of the list. <BR> <BR> Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Sunday, April 29, 2012 <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> I pledge to take control of my... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:11:45 EST Happy Resurrection Day! 1 CROSS + 3 NAILS = 4 GIVEN <BR> -------✞ஜ✞------- <BR> -------✞ஜ✞------- <BR> ஜ✞ஜ ††††††† ஜ✞ஜ <BR> ஜ✞ஜ ††††††† ஜ✞ஜ <BR> -------✞ஜ✞------- <BR> -------✞ஜ✞------- <BR> -------✞ஜ✞------- <BR> -------✞ஜ✞------- <BR> -------✞ஜ✞------- <BR> <BR> John 3:16 (KJV) <BR> 16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. <BR> ✞✞✞✞✞✞✞✞✞✞✞ <BR> John 14:6 (KJV) <BR> 6) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the tr... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 22:50:40 EST Just do something! So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. <BR> Lee Iacocca <BR> <BR> So get up and move. Don't wait, do it now! <BR> <BR> It has been a good busy week. I have managed to stay away from the abundance of candy at work. Good report from the chiropractor, I don't have to see her for two weeks. <BR> <BR> News story about friend's... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 22:39:48 EST Keeping my focus on the WHY? Our best effort at health is not a good idea because of the benefits it brings, it’s a good idea because God said it. Jimmy Pena <BR> <BR> I don't know if you have read PrayerFit, but I was able to get it from my local library. I have also enjoyed getting the devotions in my e-mail. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I need to change my focus for the reason I desire to get healthy. Altho... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 01:35:07 EST I have everything I truly need! Jesus shushes my endless listing of the things I want to change or improve about myself. Things I’m certain would give me be a better life. He asks me instead to humbly make peace with it all. To lay down my notions of a better woman and life by letting Him be the judge of that. To simply take what I’m given and offer it back to Him, in surrender and service. <BR> <BR> His empowering indwelling affords me everything I truly need and nothing I truly don’t. <BR> <BR> These are exerpts from "N... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 22:20:26 EST Adjusting my aim! Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday. <BR> <BR> I saw the chiropractor today and I may get to go longer between appointments if I stay good. It will be a challenge as I start work again for three weeks on Monday. She also did a supplement evaluation. Two of my supplements were not benefiting and two were actually bad for me. Then I went to the pool only to find out I did not have a swimsuit with me, so I went to the car where I ... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 00:15:53 EST Life is to be a Celebration! "Life is meant to be a celebration! It shouldn't be necessary to set aside special times to remind us of this fact. Wise is the person who finds a reason to make every day a special one."Leo F. Buscaglia <BR> <BR> I am working on this one! We need to learn to celebrate each and every day. <BR> <BR> I started a detox so am not feeling the greatest, but I know that this too shall pass. On the other side I will feel lots better. <BR> <BR> While we are living in the present, we must celebr... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:41:59 EST Decide <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I know that this sounds funny, but I think back at the end of 2009 when I was so close to reaching my goal I was afraid of losing my identity in being healthy. So know I am decided and nothing is going to keep me from reaching my healthy life. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So g... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 03:43:42 EST Thanks to my amazing friends! I made it through yesterday and an entire week on track! It has been so long since I have been able to say that! <BR> <BR> To you faithful friend with your amazing, fun guesses on the 2 things I did a couple of days ago that I have not done in a long, long time. The first thing I did was went for a two mile walk when it was 34 degrees out. I have not walked must for most of a year. The second thing I did was my Strength Training with my resistance bands! Am trying to get back to doing i... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 02:16:24 EST Focus Need to keep my focus on the Lord and not the circumstances. When things happen and they always do I need to turn to the Lord and not food. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 01:11:51 EST Need to Go Shopping Again Soon! Beautiful! Copied Post by SUNNY332 and shared by another friend and now I am copying it because it so spoke to my heart. <BR> <BR> Someone posted this on another team. Wanted to share it with you all. <BR> <BR> Dear Abby: <BR> <BR> I am flat broke from overspending at Christmas time. But I need to go shopping again soon because I am completely out of self-respect. I've said things I wish I could take back and I am not feeling too good about myself. <BR> <BR> I also want to exchange a cart... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 18:49:28 EST The Last Full Measure of Devotion <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <em>232</em> <em>8</em> <BR> &#9733;•* &#730; &#730; &#730; &#730; * • &#9733;•*&#730; &#730; &#730; &#730; * • &#9733;•* &#730; &#730; &#730; &#730; * • &#9733;• *&#730; &#730; &#730; &#730; * •&#9733; <BR> <BR> Blessed my day! Happy Memorial Day! <BR> <BR> Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicat... Mon, 30 May 2011 01:56:13 EST Don't Eat You Way Out of the Pit May 26, 2011 <BR> <BR> Don't Eat Your Way Out of the Pit <BR> Lysa TerKeurst <BR> Quote:"Where do I run when life presses in on me? Who or what am I really dependent on? Do I have a habit of inviting guilt to join me in my pit? What might happen if I stopped grabbing for comfort and instead embraced the perspective change of thanksgiving?" <BR> <BR> Entire devotional here. <link><BR>t-eat-your-way-out-of-the-pit.html </link> <BR> <BR> New changes in ... Thu, 26 May 2011 16:41:43 EST Legend of the Dogwood <img src=""> <BR> The Legend of the Dogwood <BR> (author unknown) <BR> <BR> In Jesus� time, the dogwood grew <BR> to a stately size and a lovely hue. <BR> <BR> �Twas strong and firm it�s branches interwoven, <BR> for the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen. <BR> <BR> Seeing the distress at this use of their wood <BR> Christ made a promise which still holds good: <BR> <BR> Never again shall the dogwood grow <BR> Large enough... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:47:26 EST Did It! Pic of Virtual 10K 119.55 Minutes! I did it! 9 days ago I got sick and everyday I have wondered if I would be able to complete the task. Today all day I watched the weather. Finally there was a break in the rain about 5:30 pm. So I headed out the door. Hubby asked if I was sure I should be doing it when I had been so sick and was still not 100 percent. The winds were blowing 10-20 mph with 30 mph gusts. I was hoping to be under 2 hours but with still being sick and the side wind I just wanted to complete it. Hubby was working ... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 23:47:35 EST Healthy Choices Eating Out Did a search on Sparks and found these articles and websites. Hope they help you. <BR> <BR> Find healthy dining choices near you. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 85 Tips & Strategies for Dining Out <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=544 </link> <BR> <BR> Healthy Fast Food <BR> Tips for Making Healthier Fast Food Choices <BR> <link><BR>rition.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Tips for Healt... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 00:16:51 EST Grab your Buddy by the hand! Grab your buddy by the hand (virtually), make some goals and check in on each other and see how they are doing! Together we will reach our goals. <BR> <BR> Three hours of cardio today. On track with eating! I am going to finish this race. I was at the store and hungry and oh those chips were calling my name. Bought a pear instead. Cost me 50 cents and boy way it good! Saved money and calories! <BR> <BR> What is on your plan tomorrow? <BR> <BR> It Couldn't Be Done <BR> By Edgar A. Gu... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 01:55:41 EST 30 Day Challenge to Encourage Your Husband <link><BR>day.php?pid=10785 </link> <BR> <BR> Who will take this challenge with me. Let's build our husbands up in March! Let's see God do a miracle in all our marriages! You need to click on it and sign up to get the daily e-mails. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> To refresh your memory, here's the challenge for the next 30 days: <BR> <BR> * You can't say anything negative about your husband . . . ... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 03:58:13 EST Are You a List Maker? This is so what I do, and I need to change it! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ~~As I sat there, I realized God wanted me to learn a life-changing truth. I had kept a mental running list of all the reasons God couldn’t love me. I wasn’t a good enough wife, a good enough Christian, and certainly not a good enough mother. When I was struggling with postpartum depression, I didn’t feel like a good anything. So I sure didn’t believe God loved... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:25:56 EST Do you take time for the cream of life? Anyone who knows me, knows I do not like coffee in any way, shape or form. However, I have found some really great analogies from time to time using coffee. Here's another one. After reading this I realize that I do not take enough time for the cream of life, nor the light or rich. Please read this link and see if you are. I fill my life up to the brim and don't leave the time for enjoyment. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>m-for-cream.html?utm_source=feedburner<... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:41:56 EST Truly Humbled Being Pick MOD <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am feeling all the love and blessings from so many wonderful people that have stopped by my page with inspiration and sharing the love that makes Spark so special. People say that I have way too many friends and spread myself so thin, but when so many stopped by and leave a comment I just want to stop by their page and encourage them back. When they take the time to give me a goodie, I must go thank them. <BR> ... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 01:52:16 EST I AM ME! "I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly ... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 02:46:07 EST Blog that Encouraged Me! <BR> Wanted to share some blogs that have really spoken to my heart. Hope they will help you also. <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3975790 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3976862 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3972909 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 01:04:53 EST Off Course? OFF COURSE <BR> <BR> January 20, 2011 <BR> Read Psalm 16 <BR> <BR> You make known for me the path of life- Psalm 16:11 <BR> <BR> Ever taken a wrong turn? Of course, right? But if you're a marathoner, taking a wrong turn means you're off course. And that's exactly what happened to a Japanese marathoner last week. After a grueling 25 miles and leading with less than 200 meters from the finish, somehow he lost sight of the course. He turned right and those behind him went straight. It was tou... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 15:55:59 EST 1 Peter 2:5-7 Video Sermons 2Pe 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; <BR> 2Pe 1:6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; <BR> 2Pe 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. <BR> <BR> I have been enjoying this series so much that I wanted to share them with you my friends. You will have to download real player in order to see them. <BR> <BR> <link> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 01:15:25 EST hApPy NeW yEaR! aNoThEr YeAr OlDeR! Yep that is right I turned 52 today! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I began my Spark Journey in earnest 2 years ago. In 2009 I lost 100 pounds. 2010 I managed to keep the bulk of it off during a very stressful year. <BR> <BR> I am here to finish the job this year. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I have learned so much about myself along the way. I am worth it! I can succeed! <BR> <img s... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 06:50:48 EST Christ's Nativity Christ's Nativity a Christmas poem by Henry Vaughan <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Make it Snow ! <BR> <BR> Awake, glad heart! get up and sing! <BR> It is the birth-day of thy King. <BR> Awake! awake! <BR> The Sun doth shake <BR> Light from his locks, and all the way <BR> Breathing perfumes, doth spice the day. <BR> <BR> Awake, awake! hark how th' wood rings; <BR> Winds whisper, and the busy springs <BR> A concert make; <BR> Awake! ... Sat, 18 Dec 2010 02:44:47 EST The U in JesUs The U in JesUs <BR> <BR> Before U were thought of or time had begun, <BR> God stuck U in the name of His Son. <BR> And each time U pray, U will see it is true - <BR> U cannot spell out JesUs and not include U. <BR> <BR> U are a pretty big part of His wonderful name, <BR> For U, He was born; that's why He came. <BR> And His great love for U, is the reason He died - <BR> It even takes U to spell "crUcified". <BR> <BR> Isn't it thrilling and splendidly grand; <BR> He rose from the dead, with ... Fri, 17 Dec 2010 01:19:01 EST Trying to Turn my Attitude into Gratitude Some days are just days! <BR> <BR> I know in my head that I have so much to be grateful for, but having a hard time putting it into action. I could make a lists of the irritants of today, but that is not really important as we all have those irritants and you can name your own. <BR> <BR> Did manage to turn some of the bad into exercise on the recumbent bike while holding a granddaughter. <BR> <BR> "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It tu... Sun, 12 Dec 2010 01:06:41 EST Legend of the Candy Cane Thought I would post these links to go along with the changes I have made to my Spark Page. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>egend.html </link> <BR> <BR> <link> Thu, 9 Dec 2010 01:31:02 EST Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A THANKSGIVING DAY PRAYER <BR> <BR> "Faith of our fathers" renew us again <BR> And make us a nation of God-fearing men <BR> Seeking Thy guidance, Thy love and Thy will, <BR> For we are but Pilgrims in need of Thee still--- <BR> And, gathered toget... Fri, 26 Nov 2010 00:53:31 EST September 11th, 2001 Tribute, Let's Never Forget! <img src=""> <BR> Beautiful Tribute to those who died <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Some Gave All <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Forever in God's Hands <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Poems of Remembrance <BR> <l... Sat, 11 Sep 2010 15:48:39 EST 901 Posts! Are you kidding me? Yep that is how many responses there were on my post for 100 Pounds Maintained for 4 Months that was highlighted on the Community e-mail in the beginning of June. It was a really stressful time for me and I can say today that I finished going through all of them. I have posted on every page I could, sent e-mails to members that have not made a page encouraging them to do so and members whose pages are set to private, encouraging them to make them public. Many people said that I didn't hav... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 02:48:49 EST Do We Ever Grow Up? Yesterday was my Aunt's Memorial Service. My sis decided to stop by my house and change and put her makeup on as they had been camping in the middle of the state. Her daughter went in our car and I went in hers. We had such a great time just catching up and sharing our hearts on the hour drive north. We started talking about the fond memories we had in the park that was across the road from the church that we had spent many hours playing on the slide. Way back when the parks weren't as c... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 21:06:31 EST Memorial Day Tribute Song In looking for things for Memorial Day I found this song on YouTube and it blessed my heart and I hope it blesses yours! I am so grateful for all those who serve to make America the great land she is! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=PlayList&p=53ABDB6C0588C20A&pl<BR>aynext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=8 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 31 May 2010 01:42:26 EST When The Warrior Returns When I was looking for Memorial Day stuff I found this song, it is a new one for me even though it was written many years ago. <BR> <BR> When The Warrior Returns <BR> <BR> Francis Scott Key (1779-1843 / United States) <BR> <BR> When the warrior returns, from the battle afar, <BR> To the home and the country he nobly defended, <BR> O! warm be the welcome to gladden his ear, <BR> And loud be the joy that his perils are ended: <BR> In the full tide of song let his fame roll along, <BR> To the... Fri, 28 May 2010 02:10:47 EST It was the Veteran I received this moving e-mail giving tribute to the Veteran and found a weblink to it so had to share it with you all. I am so grateful to every person who has served and giving their all to give us the freedoms we take for granted everyday! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tml </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 26 May 2010 21:49:21 EST Happy Mother's Day <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>tml </link> <BR> <link><BR>tml </link> <link><BR>d.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Just some fun links I thought my friends might enjoy! I hope you all had and awesome d... Mon, 10 May 2010 00:34:12 EST 100 Pound Loss Maintained for 4 Months! <img src=""> <BR> Hey guess what? I know, you already know because it is in the title. I am so excited! I have maintained this loss for 4 months! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I know I have had a really stressful start to the year and have become a yo-yo, but 100+ pounds are still gone. My last derailment was only one meal. I ate 400 calories of ice cream for lunch, yep that is right ... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 14:19:21 EST No wonder I got to 300 pounds! Think Jillian was sitting on my shoulder today! <img src=""> <BR> Today was are really horrible day! Didn't start out that way, somewhere along the way it went awry. I walked into a room and was verbally attacked loudly in front of many people. This has been happening for almost a decade. I have always taken it and sometimes cried and but never defended or stood up for myself. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I have struggled with feel... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 01:47:40 EST Normal Sized Looking Out of Fat Eyes <img src=""> <BR> Hiding behind being anonymous. Who am I really? Someone many of you will never meet in person. I don't feel like anyone special. I don't feel like I have anything in me to motivate someone else. Today at church someone passing by commented on how they had been talking about me and saying how great I look. I thought why couldn't you actually talk to me? I realize I am still carrying around a lot of baggage and lies... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 00:16:02 EST 50 Habits of Naturally Thin People I came across this article and thought there is some really good tips in here. While reading it I realized that I have incorporated many of the tips into my lifestyle now. Does that mean I have gone from Obese to Thin? Well I am not there yet and it was very much not natural it was a lot of hard work and consistency. Hope this helps my SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 12. Switch your soda Your body doesn't register cal... Sat, 27 Mar 2010 22:57:39 EST