RORYLYONS's SparkPeople Blog RORYLYONS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community amen <img src=""> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 14:06:49 EST hi <img src=""> Sun, 25 Oct 2015 02:54:25 EST simply life <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sending my blessings to all my spark family..Most of all have a healthy & amazing 2015. I wanted to share a very wise perception of life...Enjoy! <BR> <BR> I have learned in life to be happy regardless of life circumstances <BR> I have learned in life to be humble in greatness <BR> I have learned in life to respect everyone and not to look down upon others <BR> I have learned in life that time changes; the weak ca... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 22:25:36 EST funny Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:24:58 EST Sunday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> POWERFUL HOURLY NOVENA OF CHILDLIKE CONFIDENCE <BR> <BR> I have found this Novena very effective when I have had situations where I desperately needed God’s intervention. It is to be said at the same time every hour for nine consecutive hours. <BR> <BR> O Jesus, who has said, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you,” through the intercession of Mary, Thy most ho... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:30:16 EST done <img src=""> <BR> <BR> All is well that ends well as my dm would remind me daily. I brought my car a month ago for a oil change special. I went through a change within me because I was helpless to fix something that went bad at the service dept. My upper door was smashed by an error a mechanic did and the rep failed to inform me. I sat a whole wknd not knowing where my car was at this point....... <BR> <BR> The following Monday I got ... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:56:30 EST Blessings! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Easter as we walk the path together...... <BR> <em>247</em> <em>449</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:24:52 EST change <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Something to share with you....a keeper a very wise reality in our daily life. <BR> <BR> Is something bothering you today that you find yourself thinking about, and can’t seem to get it out of your head? Do you realize that “in truth” a problem exists only in your mind? <BR> <BR> Remember the mind cannot tell the difference between a thought and reality. A problem is a thought - something we perceive as “bad” an... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 22:13:24 EST April Fool's party <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Lets all sing a chorus of Happy Birthday to me...I was born into the April Fools Day alumni. As a young girl I heard it all but always took it in stride. After all I'm an Aries . I love to laugh & enjoy a great joke now & then. <BR> <BR> April Fools Day, sometimes called All Fools Day, is the day of unknown origin. Yet, most of the western world knows this is a day set aside for good hearted pranks, hoaxes, gags,... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 06:05:23 EST aww walking doggie <img src=""> <BR> <BR> By Jim Hillibish <BR> <BR> We know the benefits of dogs: the wagging tail at the door, the unconditional love, the house guarding, the comedy.The results indicate “dogs could be called wonder drugs.” <BR> <BR> There’s more. Dr. Scott Bea, a psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic, reports on a study of human-animal interactions at the University of Missouri. He’s a big fan of dogs adding important exercise in our l... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:02:52 EST life <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Words to live by.... blog from JAVAGAL47 <BR> <BR> Someone wrote these beautiful words. <BR> Layman's Ten Commandments <BR> <BR> The piece is a must read. Try to understand the deep meaning of it. They are like the Ten Commandments, to follow in life all of the time! <BR> <BR> 1. Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out <BR> <BR> when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that <BR> <BR> directs... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:53:39 EST spark anniversary <img src=""> <BR> The past 4 years with spark has been a positive learning experience with growing pains... but enough to keep me wanting to improve my health, embrace fitness in my daily must do list.... and the support you have given me is amazing Along with the personal journeys that I have started with you my closest friends, I feel gratitude for your precious presence. <BR> <BR> If I was to create a mountain of characters that i... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:39:45 EST show the love <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Spread the love. Mother Teresa once said, “The most terrible poverty in the world is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.” Show your love to those closest to you in the most meaningful way you can, but then take a moment and spread some of that love by bringing joy to someone else who also needs it. Maybe that person is an elderly neighbor who lives alone, a friend who just suffered a loss or separation, a ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:43:15 EST ahh-choo <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Some wise advice to share feel better! <BR> Kick Cold & Flu Season To The Curb; <BR> <BR> Six Easy Prevention Tips <BR> Dr. Mao Shing Ni / Mirror Columnist <BR> <BR> As the temperatures go down and the wind picks up, so do the cold and flu. It’s estimated that one in three Americans suffer a seasonal cold at least once a year; school kids and the elderly get them more and can have much more serious health rep... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 20:23:50 EST chat <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am loving our unusual warm weather...Wearing the sunglasses and wide hat with an urgency to add up my steps on the beach. Hoping to do this right now caring for a family member with a broken foot..Be careful when your in a bathtub a fall could be quite serious if your a senior. A chair in the tub or a handle to hold on to are better choices. Anyone for a stroll on the beach? Have a fabulous & healthy weekend. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:44:44 EST exercise over holiday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have beeen under the weather for the last couple of days....caught from a family member...I still have to get the tree up and last minute gifts to buy. Have a wonderful Wednesday....... <BR> <BR> Some news to share: <BR> <BR> Consider the benefits: Regular physical activity has been shown to lower the risk of early death, help control weight and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, ... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:09:41 EST season of hope <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Holiday greens hold many meanings, perfect for season of hope <BR> By Margaret Realy <BR> <BR> If you celebrate Christmas then you have had Christmas trees, wreaths or garlands in your home at some time in your life. Beyond the Yuletide festivities, evergreens also have symbolic meaning. Collectively, evergreens for early Christians symbolized everlasting life because their boughs stay green all year. <BR> A w... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 20:56:18 EST rory moment <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Can you believe how the month is going by so fast...Just 21 days left to shop before Xmas...I decided on the smaller stores to browse Marshalls or Target which is my favorite..I am back on the veggie plan. I failed miserably when it came to adding breads or carbs if you will. I've begun to add a twist of lemon to my water for a snappier taste. Leslie is my niche at this time for a new mix to my exercise go... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 03:39:55 EST chuckle on Thanksgiving <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Some laughs to share before the holiday! <BR> <BR> Ode to Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> May your stuffing be tasty <BR> May your turkey plump, <BR> May your potatoes and gravy <BR> Have nary a lump. <BR> May your yams be delicious <BR> And your pies take the prize, <BR> And may your Thanksgiving dinner <BR> Stay off your thighs! <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving Alphabet <BR> <BR> T ... Turkeys, table-spreads, being together, <... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:50:12 EST family gathering <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A smile to share before Thanksgiving..Enjoy!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Dear Family & Friends, <BR> <BR> I know that you were eager to accept our family's invitation to Thanksgiving dinner when you found out that the famous Martha Stewart would be joining us. However, due to scheduling conflicts beyond her control, Ms. Stewart finds that she is unable to grace our table this year. With that in mind, there will be a few... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 02:16:21 EST rory halloween minute) <BR> Ah yes time for some Halloween fun rory style.....Some corny jokes to smile & laugh at... <BR> <BR> Dr Seuss - Halloween is Grinch Night <BR> <em>431</em> <em>423</em> <em>275</em> <em>424</em> <em>465</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Halloween crack-up.....))) <BR> What is a vampires farite holiday? <BR> Fangsgiving. <BR> <BR> What do skeletons say before they begin dining? <BR> Bone appetite! <BR> <BR> What is a... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:57:36 EST Sunday laughter <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday...A bit of humor.. I thought you would get a chuckle reading.. <BR> <BR> The Pope Wants To Drive <BR> <BR> After getting all of the Pope's luggage loaded into the limo (and he doesn't travel lightly), the driver notices that the Pope is still standing on the curb. <BR> <BR> The Pope was still standing on the curb. <BR> "Excuse me, Your Eminence," says the driver, "Would ... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:51:06 EST flow of energy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> New ways to arrange your kitchen....A fun article to share...) <BR> <BR> The Feng Shui Kitchen <BR> <BR> The kitchen is a crucial place to practice Feng Shui as it correlates very strongly symbolically to the health, wealth, and happiness of the home and family. <BR> <BR> Your first Feng Shui tip for the kitchen is to make sure that it is spotless. Cluttered kitchens bring ill health, money blockages, and... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 20:54:25 EST love a bargain <img src=""> <BR> Found this site with quick short video tips...Just sit back and let the videos go through. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>house-club-pricing-codes-savings-exper<BR>iment/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058 </link> Sun, 8 Sep 2013 14:39:42 EST Line up sparkers to de-stress <img src=""> <BR> My sp buddy is feeling stressed so lets all DE~STRESS together! <BR> <BR> <BR> If you've got five minutes, you have enough time to try one of these stress busters. What are you waiting for? Try one now! <BR> <BR> Lighten up: <em>24</em> Park the car farther from a store so you have to walk a ways to get where you're going. Great evening for a walk during the summer it's cool & quiet,, <BR> <BR> Take a (virtual... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:31:32 EST try it <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I found a wonderful story to inspire us and give us hope..... <BR> <BR> After I sustained a debilitating back injury, yoga not only helped me heal, but also improved my overall fitness and wellbeing. Now, as a yoga instructor, I'm constantly inspired by the positive impact of yoga on my students and so I'm dedicated to sharing the benefits of practice with everyone. <BR> It’s exciting to see people of all sizes ... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 19:43:07 EST Who me old <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I thought you could use a good laugh! <BR> <BR> GETTING OLDER <BR> <BR> A distraught senior citizen <BR> phoned her doctor's office. <BR> <BR> "Is it true," she wanted to know, <BR> "that the medication <BR> you prescribed has to be taken <BR> for the rest of my life?" <BR> "'Yes, I'm afraid so,"' the doctor told her. <BR> There was a moment of silence <BR> before the senior lady replied, <BR... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 01:18:46 EST in the moment <img src=""> <BR> <BR> SOMETHING TO PONDER: <BR> <BR> George Carlin's wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying in July 2008. It is ironic George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent and so very appropriate. An observation by George Carlin: <BR> <BR> The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 04:07:42 EST cherish <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I borrowed this story from BONNIEBELLE2 she was missing her mom and my thoughts were about mine as the anniversary of her passing was August 11th. Like many of my spark family we have loved ones that have gone but we will hold them close and treasure the memory of them forever. Read on this is so beautiful..... <BR> <BR> Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:4 <... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 03:18:15 EST Spice up your fitness <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 9 Ways Spice Up Your Summer Walks <BR> <BR> With summer in full swing, taking a walk outside is a convenient workout option. Trouble is, you're not always excited to get out and get moving. The solution? Spice up your fitness program with these fun new ways to walk. <BR> <BR> 1. Go glidewalking <BR> <BR> Want to perfect your walking technique and get a better butt while doing it? Try glidewalking. "Glidewa... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 01:07:16 EST life <img src=""> <BR> <BR> At times we all need a little insight..... <BR> <BR> Take time to be quiet. This is something that we don't do enough in this busy world of ours. We rush, rush, rush, and we are constantly listening to noise all around us. The human heart was meant for times of quiet, to peer deep within. It is when we do this that our hearts are set free to soar and take flight on the wings of our own dreams! Schedule some ... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:32:58 EST snacks are back <img src=""> <BR> Not the greatest news for our waistlines but I would buy them and stick them in the freezer for when I wanted a snack. My favorite as a kid was snowballs. <BR> <BR> NEW YORK (AP) — Twinkies are making an early comeback at Wal-Mart stores, and they won't be frozen beforehand. <BR> <BR> <BR> The world's largest retailer says it is selling the snack cakes at about 1,600 stores starting Friday and that about 3,000 of its... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:53:28 EST thoughts <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Some thoughts to share.... <BR> <BR> Compassion and unconditional love. What kinds of goals are these? How many people do you know who have these two qualities as their most important goals in life? I know lots of people who have goals for family, career, sports, or hobbies, and they spend a lot of time and effort trying to reach those goals, but I don't think I've met anyone yet on a personal level who's actu... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 16:01:14 EST How to Pray in Times of Trouble <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How to Pray in Times of Trouble <BR> <BR> You can pray your way through any difficulty. <BR> <BR> By Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. Psalm 73:26 <BR> <BR> Trouble is part of the universe; it is basic. However, one of the great things about this world is that it does not make any difference how disheartening circumsta... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 05:21:48 EST whisper <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Whispers <BR> <BR> The man whispered, "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang. <BR> >But, the man did not hear. <BR> > <BR> >So the man yelled, "God, speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the <BR> sky. But, the man did not listen. <BR> <BR> >The man looked around and said, "God let me see you." And a star shined <BR> brightly. But the man did not see. <BR> > <BR> >And, the man shouted, "God show me a mir... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 22:58:13 EST water <img src=""> <BR> An article worth sharing.....Enjoy your day exercise and drink your water. <BR> <BR> Do you drink 8 glasses of water a day? Do you even drink one? Did you know that the brain consists of 90% water? It keeps you hydrated, regulates body temperature, transports nutrients and oxygen into the cells, moisturizes the air in our lungs and it fills you up. Clean, pure water is one of the greatest gifts in life. Don’t take it fo... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 07:52:19 EST car fun <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I thought we could have some fun ......Go to the link it will describe your color of car and what it says about you..... <BR> for my car color....... <BR> Silver: Futuristic, Prestigious, Elegant <BR> <BR> Those behind the wheel of a silver whip have several things going for them. “Silver has a rather cool, futuristic connotation, yet with a dash of preciousness,” says Eiseman. “Because anything that’s a true me... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 12:20:13 EST Eleanor's wisdom <img src=""> <BR> <BR> inspiring wisdom, written by Eleanor, wife of US President Roosevelt: <BR> <BR> Many people will walk in and out of your life, <BR> But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. <BR> To handle yourself, use your head; <BR> To handle others, use your heart. <BR> <BR> Anger is only one letter short of danger. <BR> If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; <BR> If he betrays you twice, it is ... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 12:42:39 EST news flash <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Important stroke info......... <BR> <BR> 30 May 2013 Last updated at 19:01 ET <BR> Leg wraps raise hopes of saved lives after strokes <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Cheap inflatable leg wraps may save the lives of patients after a stroke, according to research in Scotland. <BR> <BR> The devices regularly squeeze the legs to keep blood flowing and prevent formation of fatal bl... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 19:32:37 EST song in the desert <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Times are difficult I read this and wanted to share it with you. <BR> <BR> Learn to Sing in the Desert <BR> Debbie Przybylski, Intercessors Arise <BR> Tuesday, May 14, 2013 <BR> <BR> “And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing" - (Isaiah 35:1, 2). <BR> <BR> Have you ever been in the desert? I’ve been in many deserts, both physically ... Mon, 20 May 2013 19:46:46 EST balance <img src=""> <BR> <BR> As you practice thinking in positive ways, you may find that your <BR> life becomes smoother and exhibits less tension and anger. You <BR> can begin to manage your feelings, instead of allowing outer <BR> circumstances to be a controlling factor. You can begin at any <BR> time to shift your thinking and react positively, while still <BR> releasing negative thoughts. <BR> <BR> Pleasant, more productive days can ... Fri, 10 May 2013 04:09:48 EST Sunday praise <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This will warm your heart as Simon was blown away when he heard this gospel choir.. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>m_source=GodTube%20Must-See%20Video&ut<BR>m_medium=email&utm_campaign=04/21/2013 </link> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 03:36:41 EST blessing <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I had to share this with you it spoke volumes to me as I hope you will be blessed as well ..... <BR> <BR> Jump Into Abba’s Arms <BR> Sharon Jaynes <BR> <BR> Today’s Truth <BR> <BR> “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see,” (Hebrews 11:1 . <BR> <BR> Friend to Friend <BR> <BR> One night a family was startled from sleep by the piercing blare of their smoke detector. The house w... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:34:37 EST answered prayer <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The Answered Prayer : <BR> <BR> <BR> I asked for Strength......... <BR> <BR> <BR> And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong. <BR> <BR> <BR> I asked for Wisdom......... <BR> <BR> <BR> And God gave me Problems to solve. <BR> <BR> <BR> I asked for Prosperity......... <BR> <BR> <BR> And God gave me a Brain to work. <BR> <BR> <BR> I asked for Courage......... <BR> <BR> <BR> And God gave me D... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:19:56 EST be happy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> How many times a year do you get an excuse to celebrate happiness? Why not right now? The UN has declared March 20, 2013 to be the first International Day of Happiness. <BR> <BR> Resolution to consider the greater happiness of a country's citizens. In an unforgettable conversation we shared at the Rio+ Conference, he spoke of his goal of countries coming together in a new vision for global happiness, which ... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:45:33 EST Everyone is Irish <img src=""> <BR> Erin Go Bragh! <BR> <BR> "I’m Irish! <BR> Is Éireannach mé! <BR> Iss air-in-ack may <BR> <BR> Being very Irish I am on the lookout for the pesky wee little mischievous leprechaun. Perhaps you may see them in the webcam links. They are quick and gone in a blink. <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> The Leprechaun fairy watch Tipperary, Ireland <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> The leprechaun fairy watch webcam is in a hidden location ... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 13:21:28 EST walk walk walk "Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it." ~Plato <BR> <BR> <BR> The better we feel about our selves the better atmosphere we create around us. Making other people happy as well. And if you are enthusiastic about exercising you might pass it on to someone who's not active and change their life. <BR> <BR> Spread happiness.. start exercising! <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Since joining spark... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:06:48 EST quote <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out — it’s the grain of sand in your shoe. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:53:13 EST chuckle <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We all need some humor now & again... <BR> <BR> Bagpiper at a Funeral <BR> <BR> <BR> As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a <BR> <BR> funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless <BR> <BR> man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a <BR> <BR> pauper's cemetery in the back country. As... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 00:06:01 EST believe <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Believing is a daring adventure into the unseen, it is a radiant faith in the unexplored, the undiscovered, the miracles of the future. . . There is magic in the art of believing! Believe! Engrave these words of the Master in your memory: “All things are possible to those who believe.” Believe! Believe in the limitless supply of God’s goodness. The universe is filled with more wonders than you can imagine. <B... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:33:05 EST