N_SPECT_R's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=N%5FSPECT%5FR N_SPECT_R'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/ May 29, Acts 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936064 Stephen gives this whole history lesson beginning with Abraham. I think he had their attention all the way to verse 50, then he gives them a major insult. You stiff necked people, uncircumcised in heart. That's a powerful statement, of course God Himself says it many times but here is Stephen, a Jew but not a teacher of the Law, telling them. No-one likes to be told that they are wrong and certainly not a bunch of self righteous leaders. <BR> <BR> Today's workout. Step, push-up (floor), h... Fri, 29 May 2015 04:06:39 EST May 28, Acts 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935510 Stephen is doing mighty works for the Lord, and the religious leaders are threatened. I always found this a curious thing, not happy that God is moving but upset because it will effect their pockets. It says that false witnesses were set up, although not specifically stated I get the impression that someone was paid to lie. That seems to be the motive behind so many troubles, money. In all of the ages that man has existed it is still money and greed that motivates so many of us. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 28 May 2015 04:06:41 EST May 27, Acts 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934935 Ananias and Sapphira usually get the most attention in this chapter but I want to look at Gamaliel. This man shows profound wisdom, showing that in so many cases cult followings have risen up focusing on a single man but when that man is gone so is the following. The bottom line though is that if something is from God, you can't stop it and if something is from man, it won't last. <BR> <BR> Today's workout, Arms. Side lunge, bicep curl, hop, bench dip, windmill, reverse grip bicep curl,... Wed, 27 May 2015 04:09:40 EST May 26, Acts 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934331 This healing from the last chapter has caused a stir, the religious people are a bit disturbed. Peter makes a profound statement, "we can only speak on what we have seen and heard". In other words one can only testify on what they have witnessed. The same goes for teaching, to be an effective teacher, one must have first hand knowledge of the subject matter, not hearsay or theory. <BR> <BR> Today's workout, cardio intervals. Step, grapevine, windmills, jacks, high knees, burpees. Tue, 26 May 2015 03:48:49 EST May 25, Acts 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933803 <BR> One of the problems with reading a story is getting all of the emotions to come through. This man was lame from birth, now he is leaping and praising. Think about this for a minute, lame from birth means he never walked, now he's leaping and praising God. Use some imagination, this man is LOUD, he's making a scene, he wants everyone to know what's happened. Our excitement level will depend upon how much we want or need something, this man wanted this more than anything else. His exci... Mon, 25 May 2015 06:45:00 EST May 24, Leviticus 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933328 <BR> <BR> A house with leprosy. I have to believe this means a case of mold or fungal growth in the walls. We know how difficult it can be to get rid of certain molds, and the health hazards associated with them. It's nothing new, they had mold problems even 4000 years ago. Sun, 24 May 2015 05:27:33 EST May 23, Leviticus 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932857 The main topic of this chapter is Leprosy, but that term includes nearly any skin disease. <BR> Secluding the person infected seems harsh but there is a basic principle of protecting the masses. Chicken pox and measles would fall in this category, as would a variety of skin fungi such as ringworm. All of these are highly contagious. In some cases they have simply caught a disease but in other cases it may be from hygiene. <BR> <BR> Today's workout, any cardio minimum 20:00. Sat, 23 May 2015 04:52:35 EST May 22, Acts 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932331 <BR> <BR> The focus of this chapter it typically that the Holy Spirit comes and people speak in tongues, but I am looking farther down. It's the last verse, day by day the Lord added to the number those who were being saved. Most churches will see a few each year. A church that sees 100 feels blessed. I remember a church where I attended, every year we would set goals, how many confessions of faith. My goal was always 1000, the pastor and staff were typically looking for 30-50. I bel... Fri, 22 May 2015 03:58:07 EST May 21, Acts 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931768 With the loss of Judas the remaining disciples decided that they needed another to make 12. I've wondered at times if this was really necessary or just men doing stuff for the sake of doing stuff. Some believe that Matthias was also Zacchaeus although there is no scripture to confirm this. We know nothing else about him except this mention, but there are other disciples that we know nothing about except that they followed Jesus. <BR> <BR> Today's workout. Cardio, High knees, grapevine, w... Thu, 21 May 2015 04:24:27 EST May 20, John 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931170 Peter said he's going fishing. He made a career change that wasn't quite working out. For the last three years he lived with Jesus and was supported by ministry. That job is gone so it's back to the old standby. The rest followed him. We're not told if they continue to fish for a living while preaching, we do know that Paul works in some cities as a tent-maker. The question of should a preacher have a second job is asked frequently. I think yes, unless the duties of being a pastor are ... Wed, 20 May 2015 04:24:11 EST May 19, John 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930565 He is risen! What more can one say? For 2000 years the world has tried to deny that He rose, that He is a myth and that His followers took the body. But where is it? All but one of Jesus closest disciples were executed for their beliefs, would people actually be willing to die for a lie? Other founders of world religions have a grave but not Him, because He's not dead. Luke's gospel says, Why seek ye the living among the dead? Muhammad and Buddha and Confucius are all dead but Christ i... Tue, 19 May 2015 04:18:51 EST May 18, John 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929939 Jesus' final day, everything that was done to Him on this day was brutal. We see the true base nature of humanity here, enjoying the sport of torture and torment. Knowing that people can and will do these things, how can anyone think that humanity is basically good? <BR> <BR> Today's workout. Step, chin-up, weight swing, row, windmill or hops, T. 36 intervals. Mon, 18 May 2015 04:03:00 EST May 17, Leviticus 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929440 <BR> <BR> This chapter deals with purification periods after childbirth. I tried to find a reason for the difference in time between a boy or girl but the opinions vary so greatly. One study indicated a hormonal thing, that a woman's body took longer to re-balance hormones after a female birth. It sounds plausible but with so many opinions it seems like no-one really knows. The uncleanness however is not the same as say for a leper, where that would require separation from the camp, th... Sun, 17 May 2015 05:55:46 EST May 16 Leviticus 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928972 <BR> <BR> God defines clean and unclean animals. There has been and will continue to be different theories about why some are clean and others are not. I think some are obvious such as carrion and water scavengers eating decaying flesh, essentially garbage eaters. But there are others that aren't so clear. Some could say because of potential diseases associated with certain meats, pork for example. And there are theories that some animals were associated with pagan totems and rituals. ... Sat, 16 May 2015 06:55:31 EST May 15, John 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928415 Pilot asks Jesus, 'What is truth?'. It's a philosophical question that egg heads have been asking for centuries. It poses a question that can man really know truth and is truth for one person the same for another. It is prevalent in our academic society today. Everything that Jesus taught was true but even more He embodied truth as an example by which to compare. His life is the model which shines the light and shows the flaws in all others. <BR> <BR> Today's workout. Step, push-up(fl... Fri, 15 May 2015 04:08:35 EST May 14, John 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927853 <BR> We call the example of prayer that Jesus taught us, our father, "the lord's prayer' but this is really the lord's prayer. Jesus prays, and He prays for His disciples not only present at that time but He prays for future disciples. He prays for me and you, that's pretty cool, God prays for me. <BR> <BR> Legs: Step, squat or wall sit, windmills, hamstring curls, jump rope, lunge. Thu, 14 May 2015 04:09:07 EST May 13, John 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927293 <BR> <BR> I read this chapter and I think of a parent sending a child off to be on their own. Still so many things to teach but not enough time. One must trust that the years of instruction will be enough. But Jesus sends us the Holy Spirit to remind and convict us in the things we know or should know. Imagine what the world would be like without Him, pretty frightening. <BR> <BR> Today's workout, Arms. Side lunge, bicep curl, hops, bench dip, windmill, reverse grip bicep curl. 36 i... Wed, 13 May 2015 04:22:35 EST May 12, John 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926710 <BR> The world hates Christians, there is no other way to look at it. Curious because the people who really are filled with hate are the ones making the accusations of hate. Our philosophies and core beliefs are in complete opposition. A Christian view is that all men are inherently evil, the world thinks we're all basically good. When you point out to someone that they're really bad they get mad. Jesus told us that the world would hate us, why should we be surprised? <BR> <BR> <BR> T... Tue, 12 May 2015 04:15:33 EST May 11, John 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926138 <BR> <BR> What is it that makes people do the things they do? For a lot of people it is self and greed but for believers it's something else. It's love, it's a force that can not be captured or conquered. It creates obedience without threats of punishment. We all communicate love in different ways. Jesus said that if we love Him we will keep His commandments, He also said the world would see a difference in us by our love for each other. It is the power that allows us to continue on, ... Mon, 11 May 2015 04:14:46 EST May 10, Leviticus 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925621 <BR> I wondered why God destroyed Nadab and Abihu when they were simply trying to worship Him, caught up in the spirit of things. But there is a lot of symbolism in all of the rituals in the temple. The burning of incense was to be done at specific times, in a specific place and while the congregation was gathered in prayer. When Aaron completed the offerings on the altar, the fire of God came down and consumed them. The fire of that altar was no longer of man but of God. It was from th... Sun, 10 May 2015 05:59:32 EST May 9, Leviticus 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925170 <BR> <BR> It takes perhaps two minutes to read this whole chapter but how long did it take to actually do these things? This must have been a whole day affair, butchering and burning these animals couldn't have been quick. Imagine a worship service for a whole day, it's hard to keep people in church for an hour. But in the end the Glory of The Lord comes. <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 May 2015 05:41:05 EST May 8, John 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924621 <BR> <BR> Jesus says "one of you will betray me". I suppose He could have said All of you. Maybe betray is a bit strong, perhaps we don't outright deny Christ but there are certainly times when we should do something and don't or shouldn't and do. Fortunately there is grace and we, like Peter, may repent and return. No-one knows for certain the fate of Judas, Peter betrayed Jesus but repented and returned. That's the most important thing, repent and return. It matters not what we've d... Fri, 8 May 2015 04:17:28 EST May 7, John 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924043 <BR> <BR> The act of Mary anointing Jesus usually gets most attention in this chapter but there is something profound in the middle. Jesus prays and an audible voice answers from heaven, it's at verse 27. People around Him heard the voice, witnesses of signs and wonders yet still some would not believe. There were and always be people that, no matter how clear the truth is, will simply not believe it. <BR> <BR> Today's workout cardio. Step, sand bag, windmill, climbers, grapevine, high k... Thu, 7 May 2015 04:10:10 EST May 6, John 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923458 <BR> <BR> One of the sad realities of life is that anyone over 20 has had at least one friend die. Death is a traumatic event, it forever changes people. How hard it must have been for Jesus to simply let Lazarus die so that His authority over death could be displayed. The events are orchestrated so that there would be large groups of mourners. That the body would be several days dead and decaying. Unlike the little girl who had just died, that case could be argued that He simply resusc... Wed, 6 May 2015 04:18:33 EST May 5, John 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922829 <BR> <BR> The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. Jesus said this then just a few verses later said I lay dawn my life for the sheep. A prophecy of the crucifixion but certainly no-one understood. Later He was asked if He was the Christ, the answer was rejected and they wanted to stone Jesus. If you can't handle the answer, or really don't want to know, don't ask. <BR> <BR> Today's workout, cardio intervals. Step, plank, jacks, weight swing, falls, climbers. 36 intervals.... Tue, 5 May 2015 04:09:51 EST May 4, John 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922181 <BR> <BR> Jesus heals a blind man and it upsets the religious establishment. How absurd, to be upset at a miracle simply because it happened on a Sabbath, or because the person who performed it is not a member of the elect. Sometimes we get caught up in traditions, and sometimes we try to put God in a box, only doing certain things in certain ways. God does what He wants to do with who He wants to and when He wants to for His purpose and seldom explains why. Jesus said this was to glori... Mon, 4 May 2015 04:17:05 EST May 3, Leviticus 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921641 <BR> <BR> The consecration of Aaron and his sons as priests was a complicated affair. It lasted a week and animals were sacrificed daily. That's a lot of blood shed, sin is a dirty thing. Yet it never really totally cleansed them, animals needed to continue to be sacrificed for their sins. The blood applied to their ears, thumbs and toes. Until that perfect lamb could apply His blood. Sun, 3 May 2015 05:42:52 EST May 2, Leviticus 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921149 <BR> <BR> More laws and instructions about offerings. Some ideas continue to be repeated, when God repeats Himself we really should pay attention. We're not supposed to eat any fat or blood. <BR> The fat was to be God's portion and the blood prohibition goes back to Genesis after the flood. God told Noah that he could eat all animals but not the blood because the life is in the blood. (Genesis 9). The prohibitions of clean and unclean animals were removed after Christ but not the blood... Sat, 2 May 2015 05:09:11 EST May 1, John 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920566 <BR> <BR> Before Abraham was, I am. Don't get this wrong. There are false translations that try to change the wording and meaning. The meaning was and is clear, Jesus told the people in the temple, "I AM". That's the name God gave to Moses when they first met. The meaning was not lost as it says the people wanted to stone Him. Jesus declares Himself in several places to be God, than he backs up the claim by raising from the grave. <BR> <BR> Today's workout. Full body workout. Squa... Fri, 1 May 2015 04:19:59 EST April 30, John 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920017 <BR> <BR> This chapter takes place over several days. There are several opinions on who Jesus is. Some want him to prove He is the Christ, some simply believe. Some are angry because He doesn't hold all of their traditions. The emotions and attitudes cover the whole spectrum. <BR> But one thing that stood out was why the Pharisees would not believe He is the Christ, because He came from Galilee. He can't possibly be a prophet because He came from the wrong part of town. People still ha... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 04:21:55 EST April 29, John 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919461 April 29, John 6 <BR> <BR> The beginning of this chapter says that the crowds followed Jesus because of the signs that He did on the sick. People still do that, follow after someone because they can do something for them. Politicians capitalize on this, making promises for so much stuff. <BR> Jesus eventually sent them away, they weren't there for Him but for the food. Why do you follow Jesus? Did He give you something? Do you want something? Or do you just want to know the God who mad... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 04:15:16 EST April 28, John 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918880 <BR> <BR> The story of the invalid healed by the pool I find interesting. Here we see that the nature of man does not change over time. We're not told what the infirmary is, it appears that at times the Holy Spirit will stir the waters and whoever enters will be healed. So people sit around panhandling and waiting for something to happen. We see that today, we also see people with all sorts of problems and handicaps that achieve greatness in spite of it. <BR> It will always be the attit... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:27:02 EST April 27, John 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918293 <BR> For some reason people tend to think the place of worship is important. In Jesus' discussion with the woman at the well, she indicates that her fathers worshiped at the mountain and that now there is a temple in Jerusalem where men should worship. The mountain was probably Gerizim and Jacob built an altar there. There are a lot of religions that put emphasis on specific places. Millions of people take trips to Jerusalem every year to visit what we call the holy land. But Jesus spell... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:53:09 EST April 26, Leviticus 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917768 <BR> Here are more instructions for different sins. What caught my attention was the reference to finding lost property. Our attitude towards that has certainly changed over time. The Roman law said that it didn't matter if you found something lost or stole it, it amounted to the same thing. The basic concept is that it's not yours and you should not take it. And if you do take it you should make every effort possible to find the rightful owner. How many of us do that? I can think of s... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 05:18:02 EST April 25, Leviticus 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917310 <BR> <BR> More rules for sin and guilt offerings, and God makes provisions for the poor to afford an offering. Sin is a bloody business, the constant killing and blood sprinkled on the altar. In reality everyone should raise turtledoves and pigeons for the daily sins. With such a need is it any wonder that the greed of man set up shop selling just these things right before the altar. How could they not see that that in itself was sin? <BR> <BR> Today's workout. Bootcamp at Centerpoint... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:35:27 EST April 24, John 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916749 <BR> <BR> The love of God is expressed through the gift of Christ. Perhaps the most familiar verse is John 3:16, it tells of God sending His son. But I don't think that's entirely accurate. God is extant as three persons, that principle is plainly taught and I won't debate it. As Christ the son is a part of the trinity He wasn't so much sent as He chose to come. The difference may be subtle but I see a difference between someone being sent and someone volunteering to go. Jesus chose t... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 04:17:58 EST April 23, John 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916176 <BR> Jesus cleanses the temple. In the other gospels we only see this in the last week of Jesus' ministry, here John writes it at the beginning. Some feel like it is simply out of sequence but others that Jesus actually did this twice. I think He did it twice, maybe even more. Having a business within the temple was against the Mosaic law, it makes sense to me that Jesus would clean His own house before starting ministry. <BR> <BR> Today's workout, cardio. Step, sand bag, windmill, cli... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:10:03 EST April 22, John 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915546 <BR> Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! There was daily under the sacrificial system two lambs offered. And of course the annual Passover lamb for each family. But these were all lambs provided by men, and they were for the sins of Israel. <BR> John says that THIS lamb is different. It is perfect from God, with no spot or blemish, and takes away the sins of the whole world. <BR> <BR> Today's workout. Step, side lunge, high knees, squat, hops, jump rope. 6 move... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:10:32 EST April 22, John 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915545 <BR> <BR> Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! There was daily under the sacrificial system two lambs offered. And of course the annual Passover lamb for each family. But these were all lambs provided by men, and they were for the sins of Israel. <BR> John says that THIS lamb is different. It is perfect form God, with no spot or blemish, and takes away the sins of the whole world. <BR> <BR> Today's workout. Step, side lunge, high knees, squat, hops, jump rope. ... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:10:29 EST April 21, Luke 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914946 <BR> <BR> Jesus' resurrection and His appearance to His disciples. It's important to have that personal encounter. All of these people went from being afraid to being bold, the reason was a personal experience. Were it simply a story of something that happened to someone else would they be as bold? There needs to be a real personal encounter with God. <BR> <BR> Today's workout. Full body suspension. Squat, bicep curl, row, lunge, push-up, Y, triceps press, hamstring curl. 8 moves 40... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:34:46 EST April 20, Luke 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914306 Politicians are politicians no matter when or where. I hate to lump all of them together but I've not seen an difference. Most that I've met, their chief concern is their own career and legacy. Pilot and Herod were no different. They both left a lasting legacy through history, certainly not a positive one. <BR> <BR> On a personal note, yesterday was not a good day. As things continue to go wrong, I am losing hope that anything will get better. <BR> <BR> Today's workout. Cardio. Step... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:07:22 EST April 19, Leviticus 4, sin offerings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913760 <BR> <BR> There are several places where it says if they sin unintentionally. I don't know about anyone else but I can't remember any unintentional sin I've ever done. Sinned a lot but all of mine are with forethought and intent. Through the whole given law on the sacrificial system there is no mention of intentional sin until the book of numbers. For that there is no redemption. The reality though is that we all know when we sin, the spirit of God gives witness to our spirit for convi... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:35:52 EST April 18, Leviticus 3. A Peace offering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913266 <BR> <BR> This is the third of five offerings discussed in Leviticus. The first being a burnt offering, the entire animal is offered to signify giving one self wholly. The second a grain offering, as a thanksgiving for the increase from labors to God. And here is a peace offering, a desire to be close to God and His people. The first was totally burned but this only parts are burned, the rest are shared by the person bringing it and by the priests. I personally have some different tast... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 04:24:19 EST April 17, Luke 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912724 There is so much happening in this one chapter, betrayal, Passover, prayer, arrest, trial, denial and beating. It's hard to imagine that all of it is thrown into a single day. <BR> <BR> Today's workout. Repeat Tuesday full body. Squat. bicep curl, row, lunge, push-up, Y, triceps press, hamstring curl. 40 intervals. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:51:20 EST April 16, Luke 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912154 <BR> <BR> It's easy to look at the current events and compare then to the prophecies that Jesus made and determine that we live in the last days. I think that every generation since that time has felt they live in the last days. I believe that's by design, if we all have that expectation, perhaps it will give us a sense of urgency to spread the good news. <BR> <BR> Today's workout. Step, sand bag, windmill, climbers, grapevine, high knees. 6 moves 36 intervals. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:04:28 EST April 15, tax day. Read Luke 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911565 <BR> <BR> By a strange coincidence it's tax day in this scripture too. I know very few people that actually enjoy paying taxes but they are necessary. It would be nice some day to see all of the strange laws removed and an equal rate applied to everyone. But as long as people can use tax codes for power and influence that won't happen. In any case we are told to be obedient and pay to Caesar what is his. <BR> <BR> Today's workout. Cardio. Step, side lunge, high knees, squat, hops, jump... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:57:52 EST April 14, Luke 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910936 Today's reading is Luke chapter 19. <BR> <BR> Workout, whole body intervals. Squat, bicep curl, row, lunge, push-up, Y, triceps press, hamstring curl. Eight movements 40 intervals. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 04:00:08 EST April 13, Via De Cristo, Luke 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910285 <BR> Sunday evening we attended the closing ceremonies for Via De Cristo 63. For those who don't know what that is, it's a fourth day movement, essentially the same as Curisillo, Tres Dias, Emmaus Walk, and there are other names. It's a long weekend Christian crash course in the love and grace of Christ. <BR> I always love attending the send-off and closings. At the send-off one can see the uncertainty in the candidates and at the closing the passion, love and freedom of forgiveness. It ... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 04:14:40 EST April 12, Leviticus 2. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909735 <BR> Went to the Centerpointe Revive Fitness Saturday morning. I call it a boot camp but it's really not. We do basic resistance moves primarily with bands and body weight. It is a good general strengthening workout. While there I was encouraged to join the growing group that are registered for the Tough Mudder this November (around 20). It will be right in our town so that's pretty convenient. Although I can't afford it now, I have about two months to come up with some capital so I'll... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 05:36:49 EST Blogging again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909215 <BR> Things really haven't changed much in the past week, there is just this need to blog. Something in me needs to get out. But I am changing the format, instead of writing comments on scripture, I'm just going to post random life happenings. At the same time the daily workout and what chapter to read in order to finish the New Testament by the end of the year. There may be a comment on specific chapters but for the most part not. I do however encourage questions, if you read something... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 04:48:22 EST