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/ 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 Redeemed Meaning of The Christmas Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837094 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1652222358.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Christmas Tree <BR> Evergreen coniferous trees stand for the ever-burning fire of life. The evergreen attribute signifies man's everlasting hope in Christ, which has been given to mankind by Christ's sacrifice, death and resurrection, to those who believe in Him. The triangular shape is believed to symbolize the holy trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8<... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:30:30 EST Jesus Is The Reason For The Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836658 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l786704447.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> Jesus Is The Reason <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> In Bethlehem, God gave to us <BR> The source of Christmas joy; <BR> A star shown on a miracle: <BR> The virgin birth of a boy. <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> He was born both God and man, <BR> A Savior for us all, <BR> The way to get to... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:16:20 EST Jesus or Santa : Who Would You Choose? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836145 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l356434899.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l324541653.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Santa lives at the North Pole. <BR> JESUS is everywhere. <BR> <BR> Santa rides in a sleigh <BR> JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water. <BR> <BR> Santa comes but once a year <BR> JESUS is an ever present help. <BR> <BR> Santa fills your stockings with goodies ... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:50:09 EST CAUTION!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835807 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1002768949.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. <BR> Galatians 2:20 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:58:54 EST Thank You Lord! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823740 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2055640835.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l393704145.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> THANK YOU LORD FOR ALL OF YOUR BLESSINGS! Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:08:37 EST Happy Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823551 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l592540360.jpg"> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:05:14 EST Food Review: Fiber One Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816642 ***Let me preface this review with a disclaimer. I am not compensated for this review & all items were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own. Things that I think are delicious you may dislike. I started these food reviews because so many people asked me for new snack ideas while they are losing weight. <BR> If you are diabetic, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc. please don`t leave any disparaging remarks because not everyone follows your diet. I am not claiming all these food... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:31:55 EST Food Review: Meta Health Bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803028 ***Let me preface this review with a disclaimer. I am not compensated for this review & all items were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own. Things that I think are delicious you may dislike. I started these food reviews because so many people asked me for new snack ideas while they are losing weight. <BR> If you are diabetic, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc. please don`t leave any disparaging remarks because not everyone follows your diet. I am not claiming all these food... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:10:55 EST Food Review: thinkThin Crunch Bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801844 ***Let me preface this review with a disclaimer. I am not compensated for this review & all items were purchased with my own money. All opinions are my own. Things that I think are delicious you may dislike. I started these food reviews because so many people asked me for new snack ideas while they are losing weight. <BR> If you are diabetic, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc. please don`t leave any disparaging remarks because not everyone follows your diet. I am not claiming all these food... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:02:14 EST Jesus Died For Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792160 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1225856810.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~Jesus Died For Me~ <BR> <BR> My God when I approach Your throne <BR> And all Your glory see <BR> This is my stay and this alone <BR> That Jesus died for me <BR> <BR> How can a soul condemned to die <BR> Escape the just decree <BR> A vile, unworthy wretch am I <BR> But Jesus died for me <BR> <BR> What glorious love, redeeming love <BR> That bore my shame on Calvary <BR> I will forever sing His praise... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 09:49:49 EST God Is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790930 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l691460105.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~He Is God~ <BR> <BR> He is the First and Last, <BR> The Beginning and the End! <BR> <BR> He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all! <BR> He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all times. <BR> He always was, He always is, and He always will be ... <BR> unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated, and never Undone! <BR> <BR> He was bruised and brought healing! <BR> He was pierced and eased pain! <BR>... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 07:52:12 EST A Servant`s Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790584 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l285541189.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Jesus, My Jesus....How marvelous are your ways.... <BR> Far more splendid than my mind can envision. <BR> What an honor to be chosen by you. <BR> A lowly child I am, but empowered by the Holy Spirit <BR> to fulfill the great hope to which you have called me. <BR> I give myself totally to you, Lord. <BR> Take my imperfect heart and make it perfect. <BR> Peel away the hardness. <BR> Close the doors I have opened to ... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:27:18 EST One Year, 100 Pounds Later http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736051 Today is the anniversary of my healthy lifestyle. I can`t believe how much my body has changed in one year! One hundred pounds released forever! I`m only 12 lbs from my goal! <BR> If I can do it ANYONE can! Just NEVER give up! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1952150152.jpg"> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:28:45 EST In Remembrance of Maya Angelou http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706014 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l468185806.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1808126735.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1995139462.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l478816333.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1924559497.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l207653466.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l351283283.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 29 May 2014 12:04:48 EST "Greater love has no one than this..." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703789 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l127559902.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> In Honor of our servicemen & veterans, remember their sacrifice. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1245082281.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> Have a Happy Memorial Day! <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 May 2014 19:50:09 EST Be Careful What You Ask For... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692362 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l132195678.jpg"> Sun, 11 May 2014 02:31:06 EST Christian Humor: Hymns for Christians over 75 years old http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684759 * 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... Thu, 1 May 2014 09:58:48 EST Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652370 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l606661063.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is International Day of Happiness! <BR> <BR> The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. Assembly Resolution A/RES/66/281 states in pertinent part: <BR> <BR> The General Assembly,[…] Conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal,[…] Recognizing also the need for a more incl... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:41:57 EST Christian Humor: Do You Know What`s In The Bible? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644057 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1411672482.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Minister: Do you know what's in the Bible? <BR> <BR> Little Girl: Yes. I think I know everything that's in it. <BR> <BR> Minister: You do? Tell me. <BR> <BR> Little Girl: OK... <BR> There's a picture of me in kindergarten, a ticket from the dry cleaners, one of my curls, and a Pizza Hut coupon. Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:53:40 EST Bad Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628494 Man: God, can I ask You a question? <BR> God: Sure <BR> Man: Promise You won`t get mad? <BR> God: I promise <BR> Man: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today? <BR> God: What do you mean? <BR> Man: Well, I woke up late <BR> God: Yes <BR> Man: My car took forever to start <BR> God: Okay <BR> Man: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait <BR> God: Hmm <BR> Man: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call <BR> God: All right <BR> Man: And on ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:11:14 EST Jesus Is My Valentine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623894 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1396682658.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Jesus is my Valentine; <BR> I talk to Him each day. <BR> He never, never leaves me; <BR> and always listens when I pray. <BR> Yes He is my Valentine; <BR> there is no love like His. <BR> He is the heart of all that is; <BR> for Him I breathe and live. <BR> He's a Valentine that never lies; <BR> never hurts or breaks. <BR> He always has forgiven me; <BR> for all my past mistakes. <BR> If you only ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:17:13 EST The Father`s Love Letter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623128 My Child, <BR> <BR> You may not know me, but I know everything about you (Psalm 139:1) <BR> I know when you sit down and when you rise up (Psalm 139:2) <BR> I am familiar with all your ways (Psalm 139:3) <BR> Even the very hairs on your head are numbered (Matthew 10:29-31) <BR> For you were made in my image (Genesis 1:27) <BR> <BR> In me you live and move and have your being (Acts 17:28) <BR> For you are my offspring (Acts 17:28) <BR> I knew you even before you were conceived (Jeremi... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:46:35 EST The Greatest Love of all ~ A Valentine from Jesus! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621441 <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> I love you. <BR> <BR> You are mine. <BR> <BR> Your name is written upon My heart. <BR> <BR> Your prayers are precious to Me. <BR> <BR> Your life is in My hands. <BR> <BR> I am always with you. <BR> <BR> I am nearer to you than your own heart. <BR> <BR> I gave My life so that you <BR> might live forever with Me. <BR> <BR> All I ask in return is your love. <BR> <BR> Be My... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:11:45 EST