PURPLEPEONY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PURPLEPEONY PURPLEPEONY'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/ I AM HIS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439826 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e078795-88cb-4206-9ed5-bc434d6d4948.jpg"> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:26:11 EST There But For The Grace of God, go I http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438848 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/38e05cbe-43e1-4664-95cb-c7a589c4b344.jpg"> Sat, 9 Dec 2017 17:28:02 EST What If There Were No Jesus? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438610 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/13451bf6-1168-4b0a-889b-477e98502c21.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> If there were no Jesus we would have: <BR> NO Advocate, NO Salvation, NO Deliverer, NO Great High Priest, NO Mediator, NO Messiah, NO Redeemer, NO Shepherd, NO Light, NO Truth, NO Grace ... what a sad, lonely, hopeless life we would have. <BR> <BR> The Old Testament foretells the coming of Jesus and the New Testament portrays Jesus` birth, life, death, resurrection and return. Witho... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 17:39:17 EST Christian Humor: Hymns for Christians over 80 years old http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359266 * Give Me the Old Timers Religion <BR> <BR> * Precious Lord, Take My Hand, And Help Me Up <BR> <BR> * Just a Slower Walk with Thee <BR> <BR> * Go Tell It on the Mountain, But Speak Up <BR> <BR> * Nobody Knows the Trouble I Have Seeing <BR> <BR> * Guide Me, O Thou, Great Lord God, I’ve Forgotten Where I’ve Parked The Car <BR> <BR> * Count Your Many Birthdays, Count Them One By One <BR> <BR> * Blessed Insurance <BR> <BR> * It Is Well With My Soul, But My Knees Hurt <BR> <BR> <img sr... Mon, 8 May 2017 11:03:56 EST WHEN I SAY I AM A CHRISTIAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352341 When I say..."I am a Christian" <BR> I'm not shouting "I am saved" <BR> I'm whispering "I was lost!" <BR> That is why I chose this way." <BR> <BR> When I say..."I am a Christian" <BR> I don't speak of this with pride. <BR> I'm confessing that I stumble <BR> and need someone to be my guide. <BR> <BR> When I say..."I am a Christian" <BR> I'm not trying to be strong. <BR> I'm professing that I'm weak <BR> and pray for strength to carry on. <BR> <BR> When I say..."I am a Christian"... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:43:29 EST New Year`s Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056913 May God make your year a happy one! <BR> <BR> Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain, <BR> <BR> But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes; <BR> <BR> Not by making your path easy, <BR> <BR> But by making you sturdy to travel any path; <BR> <BR> Not by taking hardships from you, <BR> <BR> But by taking fear from your heart; <BR> <BR> Not by granting you unbroken sunshine, <BR> <BR> But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows; <BR> <BR> Not by making you... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 12:00:58 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056735 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b1c76bf-38cf-485c-8d3e-e048e6f9ae11.jpg"> Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:09:22 EST What If There Were No Jesus? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6046786 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l234956121.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If there were no Jesus we would have: <BR> NO Advocate, NO Salvation, NO Deliverer, NO Great High Priest, NO Mediator, NO Messiah, NO Redeemer, NO Shepherd, NO Light, NO Truth, NO Grace ... what a sad, lonely, hopeless life we would have. <BR> <BR> The Old Testament foretells the coming of Jesus and the New Testament portrays Jesus` birth, life, death, resurrection and return. Without Jesus there would be NO Bible... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 09:55:29 EST Happy Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038049 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cbdc9c8f-2cab-4b78-b89a-bf2930763cc8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17803c3a-2301-405e-8ecf-04f7ee4cab1d.jpg"> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:21:32 EST Day 67 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030965 Unfortunately I`ve been so far off track this past week I can`t even find it anymore! I need some motivation desperately. I think all this cloudy, rainy weather has me craving comfort food. I have to do better than this. I feel bloated and horrible. <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> I am enjoying the 30 day fiber challenge. I only have 4 more days to go but i plan on doing it again. <BR> <BR> I need you guys to give me some motivation! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 11:44:14 EST Day 56 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024536 I`ve had horrible tooth pain for a week so I haven`t been doing a lot on Sparkpeople. The worst thing is I went to the dentist and he told me after tons of x-rays and prodding that he doesn`t see anything wrong! <em>198</em> Usually that would be good news but I`m still in pain with no relief in site! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well and staying on track! These are the toughest times around the holidays. This year I didn`t buy any candy. So that temptation was averted. Now to get pa... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 07:31:05 EST Day 47 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020124 <em>248</em> <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c7d4dd1-9081-40ae-9fde-c8372c24527c.gif"> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 23:35:43 EST Day 45 & Day 46 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019501 On target both days! <em>292</em> Eating lots of fiber & protein is really helping me stay on track. <em>550</em> <em>53</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1d2dfca-1d9f-4689-9440-2d85a536feb3.png"> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 19:02:55 EST Day 44 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018422 <em>353</em> Stayed on track today! <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba85bdaa-e717-47e8-9958-aa3bd719162b.jpg"> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 21:16:35 EST Day 43 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018199 Yesterday I stayed on track, reached my water, fiber and protein goals! <em>236</em> <BR> I joined the Sparkpeople 30 Day fiber Challenge yesterday. I forgot how much fiber and protein played such an important part in my 126 lb. weight loss. Fiber keeps me from getting hungry so much & helps with regularity. <BR> I already bought lots of berries for my smoothies. My next trip to the grocery store I`ll get some apples, artichokes, avocado, kiwi, Double Fiber bread, Fiber One bars. that sh... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:30:57 EST Day 42 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017195 <em>244</em> Stayed on track today! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/05533dcc-e11d-40cb-b998-225b84968ad1.jpg"> Sun, 18 Oct 2015 21:14:04 EST Day 41 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016701 Stayed on track today! <em>353</em> I even ate 300 calories less to compensate for the pizza yesterday! Today was a good day! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f9b4614-d31c-43c0-a6f1-047a1ed9b679.jpg"> Sat, 17 Oct 2015 21:09:38 EST Day 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016146 I did ok today until ds got home from school. On Fridays my son wants pizza so we ordered from Pizza Hut. I didn`t go overboard but I may have gone over my calories today. I`ll just try to cut back a little tomorrow to compensate. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great weekend! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Note to self: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/896e6d0e-868d-425a-a895-bbf2426a9c62.jpg"> <BR> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 17:31:40 EST Day 39 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015667 I got lots of exercise today but I came home and started snacking on some Planter`s Lightly Salted Deluxe Mixed Nuts and ate wayyyyyyyyyyy too many. <BR> Oh well at least it`s healthy fat... <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/750b0673-9560-435c-a864-ca98f4341bc4.jpg"> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 20:48:08 EST Day 38 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015175 Weighed at my doctor today. 7 lbs. down since Day 1!!! Even while taking Prednisone! <BR> Imagine if I had been fully committed. I`m determined to get back to my goal weight. This is great motivation for me! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/402d1261-6d45-4dab-b9fc-54ffaffbb010.jpg"> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 22:25:00 EST Day 37 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014470 Stayed on track today! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/466208fd-4f28-4e64-955a-36e00065c887.png"> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:35:06 EST Day 35, Day 36 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014016 On track 2 days. No temptations. God is good! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d9c727c-1a67-4db4-9d60-9b60a387d41b.jpg"> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 21:38:39 EST Day 34 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012479 Yesterday was a good day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37c267f1-45d8-4ea3-8f38-3b95d2bac484.png"> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 05:10:40 EST Don`t GIVE Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012054 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e68a24b2-3e30-4b05-82bc-db2b518a5ef0.jpg"> Fri, 9 Oct 2015 08:24:38 EST Day 27- Day 33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011809 I`ve been doing ok the past week. I feel much better now but still have a few health issues. My eating has been on or near target although I don`t always make the healthiest choices when snacking. Maybe that has to do with the cravings Prednisone gives me. Luckily my eating hasn`t been out of control like it usually is when I take it. Since I`m feeling a little better I`ll try to get more active and be mindful of my snacks. I`ve come to the conclusion that I`m just going to stop bringing junk... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 19:56:20 EST GREATER Is Coming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007660 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b957a8be-39ba-4c37-a7fb-b851bfad83b4.jpg"> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 21:26:39 EST Day 23 - Day 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006473 I haven`t been feeling well for a few days. My doctor put me back on Prednisone, which always makes me gain weight and crave sugar <em>198</em> . I have to be really careful with what I eat now. I go to the doctor tomorrow and another on Thursday. I`m praying for a complete healing. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/20b64a81-6e16-475f-8f8a-e01aceb97ea6.jpg"> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:13:27 EST Day 21 & Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003727 They say it takes 21 days to create a habit. I`m on day 22 and all I`ve created is frustration. It`s not about pounds lost, because I have lost weight since I started on day 1. It`s because I still feel out of control. I still feel like I`m one stressful moment away from a binge. <BR> I just realized that I have made food into a god...I think about it constantly. My day is planned out around it. It gives me fleeting joy, then sadness. I run to it for comfort. I`ve given it total control of m... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 07:54:04 EST Day 19 & Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002897 Tuesday was a pretty good day. I stayed under my calorie allotment (despite eating 2 Megastuff Oreo cookies <em>2</em> ) <BR> <BR> Today was the start of our team "Fall Into Fitness" Challenge. I got lots of exercise today but I`m still battling with take out cravings. <BR> I hope to lose at least 15 lbs. by the end of the challenge on December 21. <BR> Anyone is welcome to join at anytime. I`m thinking about giving prizes to everyone who sticks with the challenge until the end. <BR> He... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 19:16:19 EST Day 17 & Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001335 Saturday and Sunday I did very well on breakfast and lunch but made questionable decisions both days for dinner. <em>2</em> <BR> Well one good thing about it was after dinner there was no more eating or snacking. <BR> Goals this week are to plan out my meals and then stick to the plan! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b84b052d-0bd6-481b-befd-f40af5ef53ff.jpg"> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:56:54 EST Day 15 & Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000092 Thursday I didn`t feel well. I had a really big breakfast but did better with lunch and dinner. I was on track until I decided to finish those silly Pringle`s for a late evening snack. I was definitely eating from boredom. I`m glad all the junk is out of the house now. <BR> <BR> Yesterday (Friday) I stayed on track! Woo hoo! Mom even tried to tempt me by asking me to go get her seafood. I brought her some but resisted and made it through the entire day without falling off track! <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 07:19:10 EST Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999041 Yesterday was a great day. I had lots of fresh fruit & fiber. A stressful situation yesterday evening sent me straight for the Pringle`s. I am definitely an emotional eater. Luckily i stopped at a handful and didn`t go into a full binge. I didn`t even enjoy them, they were nasty. I think even with the chips i stayed within my calorie goal. Next time when stress comes I`ll reach for my Bible for comfort instead of the chips... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b2a572... Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:01:14 EST Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999034 Tuesday I ate lots of fruit...I did great at breakfast and lunch but had fast food with the family for dinner ;( I need to have meals already prepped so I`m not tempted by something quick & easy. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd895686-525b-4413-8201-67c712e4e119.jpg"> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:54:23 EST Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997463 I seem to do great at staying on track until ds comes home from school. In late afternoon I tend to eat naughty things. I need to figure out how to stop this. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1caea1c-853e-4aa7-a3d6-839e67cc75b8.jpg"> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 19:04:55 EST Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997461 Sunday I had a candy apple & most of a foot long corn dog at the County Fair. It was both my lunch and dinner so I didn`t go over my calories too much. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1c08f7f-da30-4ad1-b791-1f38097a6af0.jpg"> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 19:00:31 EST Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995987 Yesterday I did a lot better... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a4f97ed6-ecb6-45e8-a019-8015febf3cd6.jpg"> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 10:48:34 EST Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994980 I was looking at my medical records yesterday and I saw a word on my chart I thought I`d never see there again...OBESE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c43a152-e999-4295-ab51-2096b6de780b.jpg"> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 18:59:50 EST This Is Your Season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994488 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e7beca1-69ba-43c2-8e20-346e06e223f7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We serve a God of seasons. We see it in creation. God created the four seasons that are based upon the rotation of the Earth as it orbits the Sun. The seasons change as the earth moves, but the sun in our planetary system remains constant, and everything revolves around it. <BR> <BR> In many ways we see the signature of the same artist in our lives. Much like the earth, our lives should rev... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 00:10:05 EST Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994476 One day at a time, one minute at a time, one second at a time... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a31cbc4c-d4ff-4e40-a89c-16b16de02484.jpg"> Wed, 9 Sep 2015 23:46:43 EST Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993382 Lord I need You... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23672b5c-ffd5-48d8-975f-e7cd6c28f31a.jpg"> Tue, 8 Sep 2015 11:43:00 EST Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992981 Today was a good day. No binges, healthy snacks...now I need to eat smaller portions. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d497601c-a9b7-4c77-becd-75159710267e.jpg"> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 21:07:03 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992978 Sunday was NOT a good day... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b6d98e7c-96e5-4259-8d80-d156e3d68ea6.jpg"> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 21:02:39 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991701 Today was "Family Fun Day" so I had a couple of not-so-healthy treats but at least I ate them in moderation and didn`t binge. The next few days I need to focus more on eliminating the salty/sugary foods out of my diet. These are always the things I binge on, so if I can conquer that i think my battle is halfway won. Tomorrow I will focus on fiber, protein and water intake. Pray that I resist the urge to eat out. That always leads to unhealthy choices. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.s... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 20:40:40 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991388 I was busy yesterday so I was unable to post. Yesterday was much better. Thanks to everyone who reminded me to eat more protein & fiber in the morning, it really kept me from having my evening binge. Even though I still ate more calories than I wanted to, I didn`t have that feeling of being out of control. <BR> I`m on my way to the grocery store to get some healthier choices. Thanks to everyone for your advice. Keep the motivation coming! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 08:47:18 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990416 Today was not a very good day. <BR> I seem to do well in the morning but by early evening the past 2 days I seem to go on a 2-3 hour eating binge. Maybe since I see this harmful pattern I can do something to prevent this from happening. I`m not going to give up. I`m just going to take this one day at a time. If I have to I`ll take it one hour or one minute at a time... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/200f20d5-7ecb-4b10-9826-96c741664401.jpg"> Thu, 3 Sep 2015 17:13:11 EST BACK ON TRACK DAY 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989377 Since February, when my father died, I`ve gained 32 lbs. I know it`s just comfort eating. This stops TODAY! I feel tired and bloated. I have no energy and I`m ashamed after losing 126 lbs. last year that I`ve let myself wallow in self pity and medicate with food. <BR> I`m going to make a blog post everyday to make my self accountable. I`m also going to track my food everyday. <BR> I`m asking for prayers, advice, motivation and encouragement from everyone on Sparkpeople. <BR> With God on my ... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 07:41:56 EST What Are Your New Year`s Resolutions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844070 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1857054221.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Bible does not speak for or against the concept of New Year’s resolutions. Every day is the day the Lord has made, as Psalm 118:24 states, and “we will rejoice and be glad in it.” One can make a resolution or promise to oneself any day of the year, and keeping it or breaking it is in their hands. One thing the Bible does say in Ecclesiastes 5:2,4 and 5 is that if one makes promises or vows to God, it sho... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 16:47:28 EST A New Year's Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842478 May God make your year a happy one! <BR> <BR> Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain, <BR> <BR> But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes; <BR> <BR> Not by making your path easy, <BR> <BR> But by making you sturdy to travel any path; <BR> <BR> Not by taking hardships from you, <BR> <BR> But by taking fear from your heart; <BR> <BR> Not by granting you unbroken sunshine, <BR> <BR> But by keeping your face bright, even in the shadows; <BR> <BR> Not by making you... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 05:05:50 EST The ABC's of Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838218 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1460761247.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A - is for Angels <BR> With halos so bright <BR> Whose carols were heard <BR> On that first Christmas Night <BR> <BR> B - is for Bells <BR> So merrily ringing <BR> Joy to the world <BR> Is the message they're bringing <BR> <BR> C - is for Candles <BR> That so brightly shine <BR> To give a warm welcome <BR> To your friends and mine <BR> <BR> D - is for Doorway <BR> With garlands of green <BR> To make Chri... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:51:18 EST `Twas the Night Before Jesus Came http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837785 Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house <BR> <BR> Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. <BR> <BR> Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care <BR> <BR> In hopes that Jesus would not come there. <BR> <BR> The children were dressing to crawl into bed, <BR> <BR> Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head. <BR> <BR> And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap <BR> <BR> Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap. <BR> <BR> When out of the east there arose... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 05:06:40 EST