MRSPINCKNEY's SparkPeople Blog MRSPINCKNEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Let it go Letting go of past mistakes, control, or heart issues is not always easy but it's necessary in order to move forward. <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 08:49:49 EST Don't Settle <img src=""> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:39:33 EST What is it that you need to change today? <img src=""> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:18:57 EST It's all about focus Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT) <BR> <BR> Today, instead of looking at what’s going wrong in your life, find the good. Having a grateful attitude can turn your lives around. What are you grateful for? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Lord, teach us to focus more on the great things you are doing in our lives and not just the thing... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:44:51 EST Never stop dreaming! <img src=""> Fri, 8 Jul 2016 23:28:02 EST I'm Cheering For You! 1 Corinthians 15:57 (AMPC) But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Often times we let ourselves down when we fail to live up to our full potential. We push everyone else but we often settle for less than our very best when it comes to ourselves. Believing in yourself begins with liking yourself. If you don’t like yourse... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 14:28:12 EST Hey You! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ephesians 2:10 (AMPC) For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. <BR> <BR> There are many struggling in the area... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:25:42 EST Welcome to the weekend!! <img src=""> Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:04:14 EST You Can Do It <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favor], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you. 1 Peter 5:10 (AMP) <BR> <BR> Don’t give up on yourself. Don’t you dare throw in the towel when you are... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 09:45:14 EST Time to Pull Back <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> You may want to pull back from social media when you become consumed with how many likes you are receiving. <BR> <BR> You may want to pull back from the accolades of men when it is determining your self-worth and your value. <BR> <BR> You may want to pull back when you realize you have become addicted to the applause of others and life seems meaningless when you are no l... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 08:47:01 EST No More Baggage <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Take control of your life again. Refuse to allow bad decisions to dictate your actions today. Every day you are awarded new mercies, new opportunities, and a clean slate. Go ahead and pick yourself up and keep moving forward. <BR> <BR> No more living by feelings and emotions, they are not reliable. Live by what you know is true, the Word of God. His promises are real. Make an exchange with... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 13:09:51 EST Write The Vision Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the law. Proverbs 29:18 (NASB) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Vision is defined as something seen or otherwise perceived. It is the act or power of anticipating that which will or may come to be; a prophetic vision. Vision is the missing ingredient from many of our lives today. Many of us are living life carelessly, without ... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:10:33 EST Stop For A Moment <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This last week was a week of refreshing and renewal for me. Normally, going into downtime, I go in with an agenda. The last couple of years, that agenda was to meet my deadline to complete my second devotional. So, needless to say, all of my time went into finishing and not really enjoying the time away. <BR> <BR> This year, I had no plans, no set agenda at all. Much of my day was spent ... Wed, 30 Dec 2015 08:17:11 EST Reflections <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It’s morning, as I sit and watch the waves crash upon the shore, I can’t help but reflect on Your goodness. How Your love surrounds us and overshadows us, even when we fail to take notice. How Your blood washed over our dirty, sin filled souls. You cleansed us from all of our guilt and iniquity. <BR> <BR> It is times like these I want to just jump in and get wet; just to bask in Your prese... Wed, 23 Dec 2015 13:16:44 EST Help Me Believe <BR> “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”24 The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:23-24 (NLT) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In life, we are faced with many challenges that test our faith. It is so easy to get bombarded by what we see. It becomes a constant battle, almost like a game of tug-of- war, to keep ... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:11:13 EST What’s On Your Mind? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Joshua 1:8 NLT says “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.” <BR> <BR> Did you know what you think about the most determines your outcome in life? I am sure it is hard to believe that thoughts can play such a big role in our lives. The ... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 08:25:35 EST Stay The Course <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; Then I’d... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:25:45 EST Be Recharged Finally, receive your power from the Lord and from his mighty strength. Ephesians 6:10 (GW) <BR> <BR> Ever had one of those days when you felt as though you had nothing left in you; no motivation, no passion, no desire to move forward? Feelings of worthlessness begin to surface and it seems as though you are headed backwards instead of forward. What happened to the fervor and the passion? <BR> <BR> If this is you today, I have a word of encouragement for you. ... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 08:40:09 EST Remind yourself of God's Faithfulness Today <img src=""> Thu, 3 Sep 2015 08:45:47 EST Don't Give Fear The Time of Day <img src=""> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:57:14 EST Inches Do Matter! <img src=""> <BR> This is another picture celebrating my journey. Everything about this time has been totally different. I am seeing results daily. My current journey is to not settle where I am but continue on to seeing bigger changes! <BR> Blessings!! Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:45:07 EST Be Content <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I love this passage: Proverbs 16:3 (AMP), Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. This has become one of my go-to-scriptures when I am feeling overwhelmed. It helps me to refocus so that I can see that I am getting in my own way again. <BR> <BR> I enc... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:20:06 EST Hang On In There <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I know things are not going the way you planned. <BR> <BR> I know that you thought you would be farther along by now. <BR> <BR> I know that you are anxious to see the finished work. <BR> <BR> In spite of what it looks like, keep your head up! Regardless to what you may be facing today, God is not slack concerning His promises. Instead of focusing on what you se... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 08:23:59 EST God Can And He Will <img src=""> Mon, 6 Jul 2015 08:22:58 EST Somebody is waiting on you... <BR> “ The Almighty Lord will teach me what to say, so I will know how to encourage weary people. Morning after morning he will wake me to listen like a student.” Isaiah 50:4 “(GW) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Too many people are walking around not knowing what to do or where to turn and we hold the answers within us. No, our lives may not be perfect, but we do serve a perfect God. He knows the plans and... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:33:21 EST Did You Hear? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well it is official! It took almost a year and a half but I have finally given birth to my new baby LOL! Thank you Jesus! The journey was challenging and rewarding at the same time. I am extremely excited about the lives that will be changed and impacted by this devotional. I would like to thank each and everyone that has helped throughout the process. Your thoughts, input, time, and ideas a... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 09:13:16 EST Make it a great day! Trust in the Lord. Be confident in His ability and not your own. He is concerned about every detail of your life. <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 09:17:01 EST You Want To Quit? Go Ahead! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Quit giving up on yourself before you get started. You are already victorious! <BR> <BR> Quit counting yourself out. You are stronger than you think! <BR> <BR> Quit selling yourself short. You are more than a conqueror! <BR> <BR> Quit trying to take shortcuts. You are so worth the effort! <BR> <BR> Quit feeling sorry for yourself. You have what it takes! It takes you believing in yourse... Thu, 28 May 2015 08:45:06 EST In His Time.. <img src=""> Thu, 21 May 2015 10:53:22 EST Anxious Thoughts Don’t allow anxiety to move you from God’s best for your life. Wait on God. Trust His timing. He will deliver you to your expected end. <BR> <BR> <BR> For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP) <BR> Tue, 19 May 2015 09:46:39 EST Break Free From Fear <img src=""> Thu, 14 May 2015 08:47:54 EST His Grace Is Enough <img src=""> <BR> <BR> “..And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NASB) <BR> <BR> I know it’s easier said than done, but when pressure mounts, don’t resort back to the old way of thinking. Neither return to what you used to do. It didn’t work then and it won’t work now. <BR> <BR> Remember, in order to see changes you must persevere even when it hurts! Change w... Thu, 7 May 2015 08:44:56 EST Loving Me... It has been a long journey but I have finally gained my confidence back! <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 4 May 2015 08:33:34 EST Disciplined Life.. <img src=""> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:40:58 EST Start Now! <img src=""> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:30:11 EST It pays to listen... <img src=""> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:30:55 EST Speak Life... Death and life are in the power of the tongue Never allow what you see to determine what you say! Speak life today over yourself, your family, your destiny and you shall see what you say! Your latter shall be greater!! ‪#‎disciplinedlife <img src=""> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:37:35 EST Do It Afraid <img src=""> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:27:38 EST There is never a good time to quit! <img src=""> Tue, 7 Apr 2015 09:14:33 EST Start Here... <img src=""> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:38:45 EST Thought For The Day... <img src=""> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:36:37 EST Success takes work... <img src=""> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:18:46 EST Change Is A Part of Life... <img src=""> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:29:15 EST Only Today Matters <BR> <BR> “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. Matthew 6:34 (MSG) <BR> <BR> Whatever it is you have been attempting to conquer, take it step by step, moment by moment. We only live one day at a time. Right now, your greatest accomplishment will be to getting through what today holds. Make it a point to always be prepared. R... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:08:26 EST Love Yourself <img src=""> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:40:06 EST Spontaneous.. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I made a decision to get out and walk today instead of beginning work immediately. So glad I did! It's such a beautiful morning. I should have brought my laptop or notepad with me; inspiration is flowing just like the water! Thank you God for that extra push this morning. <BR> Sat, 7 Feb 2015 17:56:17 EST Trust the Process... <img src=""> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 08:20:39 EST Beware You saw no form on the day God spoke to you at Horeb from out of the fire. Remember that. Carefully guard yourselves so that you don’t turn corrupt and make a form, carving a figure that looks male or female, or looks like a prowling animal or a flying bird or a slithering snake or a fish in a stream. Deuteronomy 4:15-16 (MSG) <BR> <BR> Many of us have never seen true examples of a disciplined life. We have instead created what we perceived to be right in our own eyes. Just as Moses commande... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 08:32:21 EST Settling is for cowards... <img src=""> Tue, 3 Feb 2015 08:36:31 EST Great reminder here... <img src=""> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:52:53 EST