SAINTBERNARD6's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SAINTBERNARD6 SAINTBERNARD6'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/ GRACE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218702 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/47386d28-63a5-45b0-9f5b-ccb750c52c9f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> G....giving...the principle of grace <BR> <BR> R...redemption....the purpose of grace <BR> <BR> A....access.......the privilege of grace <BR> <BR> C....character....the product of grace <BR> <BR> E....eternal life...the prospect of grace.. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is from a sermon several years ago... <BR> <BR> Elsie Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:58:44 EST Potato Chips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213999 A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God was so he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six pack of root beer and started his journey. <BR> <BR> When he had gone about 3 blocks, he met an old man. He was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed the old man looking hungry, so he offered him some chips. He grateful... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 23:09:06 EST A Pound of Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211866 I don't remember where I got this from but the message is so good...... <BR> <BR> Hello, do you know me? <BR> <BR> If you don't you should. I'm a pound of fat. <BR> <BR> And I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat you would ever want to meet. <BR> <BR> Want to know why? <BR> <BR> It's because no one ever wants to lose me. <BR> <BR> I'm ONLY ONE POUND, just a pound. <BR> <BR> Everyone wants to lose 3 pounds, 5 pounds, or 15 pounds, but never one. <BR> <BR> So I just stick around and happily keep... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 23:49:39 EST Pray for AJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058292 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7034bf73-69bc-4ad9-8353-18eb71262b30.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is my great grandson, AJ (Anthony Jace) who is 3 years old and was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy a few weeks ago. <BR> <BR> This is the fastest growing form of MD. From what I've read, kids generally end up in a wheel chair by the time they are 12. Their life expectancy is just 20 to 25 years. <BR> <BR> We are praying that a long term treatment will be discovered and ... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 19:42:38 EST Plan for 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054092 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/932ecb38-9a98-49b8-90aa-174dfc5b597f.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you reassessed your 2015 goals? <BR> <BR> My goal was to pay off 3 credit cards.......I paid off 4 of them but one I use at various times but only as much as I can pay off the next month. Still have some that are way too high so my goals for 2016 is to either pay off one of the large credit cards or pay them down to a reasonable amount. <BR> <BR> Haven't done well in the weig... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:02:48 EST Praying Your Christmas Was Wonderful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052647 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0bb81523-52cb-49f1-8158-82030ec2fd2b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> and for our fur babies... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6b5b5a5-39f1-4a42-854b-a43a5067d847.jpg"> Fri, 25 Dec 2015 22:33:50 EST A devotion from my email http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035305 All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever. 1Peter 1:24-25 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think <BR> You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him. –A.W. Tozer, Christian pastor and author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act <BR> Believe in what you can become. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray <BR> Lord, all things are possible if we believe. Thank you for loving us enough to send w... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:40:31 EST The Power of Prayer...Guideposts Daily Devotion for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023259 <BR> <BR> Discover the Victory Prayer <BR> For we walk by faith, not by sight.—II Corinthians 5:7 <BR> <BR> I seem to fight the same predictable battles every day: procrastination, a critical spirit, envy. But recently I learned a new way of praying that is helping me fight these old enemies. I call it the “Victory Prayer” and discovered it in Charles Stanley’s book The Wonderful Spirit-Filled Life. <BR> <BR> Don’t wait to pray until you are in the thick of a predictable battle, Stanley s... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:26:07 EST Devotion from Guideposts for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021335 <BR> God can make the impossible possible. When God told 100-year-old Abraham that he and his 90-year-old wife Sarah that they would have a child, Abraham dropped to the ground in unbelieving laughter at such a ridiculous idea, and Sarah joined him in the laughter (Genesis 17:15-17; 18:10-12). But it happened. <BR> <BR> When an angel told the young Virgin Mary she would have a baby to be named Jesus, she asked how that was possible. The angel’s answer: “With God nothing shall be impossible”... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 08:17:16 EST a devotion from Guideposts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016722 See, I am sending an angel before you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared. Exodus 23:20 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think <BR> Sometimes hope seems as unreal as the angel beside you. But both are there. –Author Unknown <BR> <BR> A Time to Act <BR> Focus not on the world's tragedies, but on the world's hope. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray <BR> Father, give me goals that stretch my hope to match Your might. Sat, 17 Oct 2015 22:00:03 EST today's devotion from Guideposts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016045 <BR> Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think <BR> Daily prayers will diminish your cares. –Author Unknown <BR> <BR> A Time to Act <BR> Pray and release your worries. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray <BR> Father, I know You love me and want to free me from worry, so show me how to handle this problem. Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:09:10 EST another message from Guideposts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011870 We have known and have believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who remain in love remain in God and God remains in them. 1 John 4:16 (The Daily Life Bible) <BR> <BR> A Time to Think <BR> Trust God where you cannot see Him. Do not try to penetrate the cloud He brings over you; rather look to the bow that is on it. The mystery is God's; the promise is yours. –John MacDuff, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act <BR> Relax and accept God's grace in times of stress. <BR> <BR> <... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 22:34:05 EST Inspirational message from Guidepost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010309 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. Jeremiah 31:25 NIV <BR> <BR> A Time to Think <BR> If my life is surrendered to God, all is well. Let me not grab it back, as though it were in peril in His hand but would be safer in mine! –Elisabeth Elliot, author <BR> <BR> A Time to Act <BR> Do not let fear stop you from reaching your goals. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray <BR> Dear Lord, today I surrender my will to You. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:13:38 EST sharing today's message from Norman Vincent Peale--Spiritual Secrets to Good Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009760 There are certain spiritual laws that contain the secret of good health, and if we will try to discover these laws and obey them, our chances of remaining healthy through the years are greatly increased. <BR> <BR> 1. Avoid pessimism and gloom. <BR> More and more, science is discovering how closely mental attitudes and physical conditions are related. Bleak, downbeat thoughts seem to block the flow of vitality and energy. Conversely, laughter is a tonic. <BR> <BR> "A merry heart," says the ... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:40:17 EST October is breast cancer awareness month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007702 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5cf18ce9-2881-49ef-8217-0697261c9f09.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Is your mammogram up to date? Guys remember you can get breast cancer too so be aware of any body changes.. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e20c5012-bf63-470d-ba5b-eef1e6589599.bmp"> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 23:00:39 EST Fall Is Upon Us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997565 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0289284a-b4ce-404d-b24e-763d1f6b2ab7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> soon we will be <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d31402bc-5f4c-4bb0-ae8a-c2c6b3d3f87c.gif"> <BR> <BR> <BR> enjoy these sunny days with cool nights.. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 22:39:37 EST One Year Ago http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964313 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb54781e-71f4-48fb-894e-ca5679eddd31.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <BR> One year ago today I had to take my baby for his last walk. Although i know that he is pain free, running and playing again, I sit here with tears because I miss him so much. <BR> <BR> Daisy is a wonderful loving dog and I enjoy her so much but she just isn't my Critter (DJ's other name). <BR> <BR> So to DJ...........I am so glad you are no longer in pain but I do miss you so much. ... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:15:22 EST Have a safe and happy holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955412 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a0779a86-30e9-4782-8277-318055ea8ea2.gif"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3158823-f50a-48e1-bc3a-3d46ed310c4a.gif"> Sat, 4 Jul 2015 13:20:38 EST Lisha is doing well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925394 Sorry I haven't posted a recent update. <BR> <BR> Lisha got discharged Wednesday but it was nearly 4 PM when I got her home. After getting her home, i had to go get food for Kira since she has so many food allergies so that took more time. By Wednesday evening I was done in but Kira and Nala didn't want to go to sleep. They were up all night with them finally getting to sleep around 5:30 AM. Becka went to work Thursday morning with just about 2 hours of sleep. <BR> <BR> Thursday night w... Sat, 9 May 2015 16:33:10 EST Lisha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922027 The attempted weaning off the oxygen failed. When the dosage was lowered her breathing got slower. She has to be off for at least 12 hours before she will be discharged. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all your prayers. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow i will go sit with her so Becka (her mom) can return to work and also inform them of the situation. She doesn't have any time built up so if she doesn't work she doesn't get paid. Also if she misses a certain number of days she doesn't get any bonus. <BR> <BR> E... Sun, 3 May 2015 21:16:39 EST Update on Lisha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921477 She is still in the hospital. She has been on oxygen for about 48 hours. Today they were going to begin weaning her off the oxygen. If this is successful, then she will be discharged. <BR> <BR> Nala, the 2 year old, also tested positive for the virus but hasn't need hospitalization. She seems a little better today. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the prayers... <BR> <BR> Elsie Sat, 2 May 2015 20:31:30 EST 8 Week Old Great Granddaughter...Lisha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920531 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1634483607.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This evening, Lisha was hospitalized with mild RSV <BR> <BR> Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common and highly contagious virus that infects the respiratory tract of most children before their second birthday. For most babies and young children, the infection causes nothing more than a cold. But for a small percentage, infection with the RSV virus can lead to serious problems such as bronchiolitis, which i... Fri, 1 May 2015 01:00:49 EST Mantras from a recent motivational speaker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917690 Recently I attended the Missouri TOPS SRD in Springfield, Missouri. One of our speakers was Nathan Osmond--of the Osmond's fame. <BR> <BR> Some of the mantra's he left us with are: <BR> <BR> 1. Believe it is possible. <BR> <BR> 2. Set back is an excuse for a comeback. <BR> <BR> 3. You can make a difference or you can make an excuse but you can't do both. <BR> <BR> 4. If you're willing to do what most people won't eventually you can have what most people can't. <BR> <BR> <BR> AND M... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:23:30 EST Friend Benefits (a haha post) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906528 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1403405218.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2114751489.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 15:34:32 EST Easter Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905346 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1176345773.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1367772196.jpg"> Sat, 4 Apr 2015 13:05:20 EST A Fun Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898936 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l72457441.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> After taking a long nap I am ready to spend the rest of the afternoon/evening with my oldest daughter. <BR> <BR> <BR> Had a very nice experience today. I live in a mobile home that had plastic bathtubs in it. One of the tubs got 2 large cracks in it so leaked and rotted the floor. My son in law took it out, rebuilt the floor and is putting in a walk in shower for me. Today I had a plumber from Joplin com... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:37:06 EST One of Those Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898474 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1116507183.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> up and in the shower by 7:30 <BR> <BR> at the church by 8:30 to count offering <BR> <BR> 9:15 opened the gift shop at the hospital <BR> <BR> 12:30.ate lunch at the hospital <BR> <BR> 1 PM......home <BR> <BR> 1:30 left again to take granddaughter to an appointment <BR> <BR> 3 PM...had her at an appointment in Joplin <BR> <BR> 3:45....had her to to the doctor for the newborn's first check up <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:39:43 EST I hope this doesn't offend anyone BUT...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897821 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1041079475.jpg"> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:58:07 EST Welcome to my house.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892269 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l73504609.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> come on in......sprawl out...and just snooze.... <BR> <BR> Elsie Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:22:57 EST Waited 20 years for a hug from this young man http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887802 This is one of the last pictures we have of Andy...one of my grandson's that was placed for adoption. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l927672632.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And this is Andy now...........he was here tonight....he is back in our family again <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2129827584.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 22:18:48 EST Progress on my New Year's Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878988 my goal is to pay off 3 credit cards.. <BR> <BR> This week I have paid off 2 of the 3 credit cards that I set my goal on.. <BR> <BR> Elsie <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l837721277.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l292300118.jpg"> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:29:41 EST God's Words of Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876685 <BR> God's Words of Love <BR> Open the pages of the Bible for a powerful dose of the Lord's love. <BR> By Elizabeth Peale Allen, Pawling, New York <BR> WEB EXCLUSIVE <BR> <BR> <BR> The Bible is filled with verses that point to just how much God loves you. And His love began even before you were born! “You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb” (Psalm 139:13). Every minute of every day, God is thinking about you and planning good things for you. Psalm 139:16-18 ... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:42:44 EST Devotion for February 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875604 <BR> "I came that you may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance, until it overflows." John 10:10 <BR> <BR> A Time to Think <BR> <BR> It is such comfort to drop the tangles of life into God's hands and leave them there. –Anonymous <BR> <BR> A Time to Act <BR> <BR> Put God first in your life. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray <BR> <BR> Dear Lord, help me to remember I can always depend on You. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 11:38:00 EST Feb. 11 devotion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873871 <BR> And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 <BR> <BR> <BR> A Time to Think <BR> Good morning, Lord! What are You up to today? Can I be a part of it? Thank You. Amen. –Norman Grubb, missionary, writer and teacher <BR> <BR> A Time to Act <BR> Concentrate on now and your dreams will become your future. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray <BR> Father, in every moment of every day, a choice waits. H... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:52:12 EST Devotion for Feb. 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871352 Let the heavens be glad and let the earth rejoice; and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigns! 1 Chronicles 16: 31 <BR> <BR> <BR> A Time to Think <BR> Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. –Sally Koch, author <BR> <BR> <BR> A Time to Act <BR> Blossom into the best that you can be. <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray <BR> Lord, give me the determination to reach goals I didn't know I had Sat, 7 Feb 2015 16:46:41 EST Angels http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869533 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Angels <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you believe in Angels? <BR> You should, 'cause they believe in you. <BR> <BR> Have you ever felt a soft breeze cross your cheek? <BR> An Angel's kiss is just that sweet. <BR> <BR> Have you ever heard the song of a mother bird, <BR> singing to her babies? <BR> The voices of the Angels are the harmonies <BR> that sing along with her. <BR> <BR> Have you ever been touched by a story so <BR> beautiful you cry your eyes out? <BR> The Angels ar... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 17:28:43 EST Devotion from February 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869532 <BR> Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. 1 Chronicles 29:12 <BR> <BR> <BR> A Time to Think <BR> The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way in which we use them. –Anonymous <BR> <BR> <BR> A Time to Act <BR> Place your hope and purpose completely in God's hands. <BR> <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray <BR> God just for one day let me see only the good. Give me the e... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 17:25:35 EST Devotion for January 11, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851913 <BR> Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men. Colossians 3:23 <BR> <BR> <BR> A Time to Think <BR> <BR> Positive thinking is how you think about a problem. Enthusiasm is how you feel about a problem. The two together determine what you do about a problem. –Norman Vincent Peale, author and pastor <BR> <BR> <BR> A Time to Act <BR> <BR> Change your thoughts and change your life. <BR> <BR> <BR> A Time to Pray <BR> <BR> Father, a positive attitude is o... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:35:25 EST RECIPE FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847534 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l846826044.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> RECIPE FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR <BR> Take twelve whole months. <BR> Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, <BR> Hate, and jealousy. <BR> Make them just as fresh and clean as possible. <BR> Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or <BR> Thirty-one different parts, <BR> But don't make up the whole batch at once. <BR> Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients. <BR> Mix well into each day ... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:43:58 EST Isaiah 43:16,18-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843277 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." — Isaiah 43:16,18-19 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1359907876.jpg"> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 20:48:30 EST After You Make Your Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839570 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l77162976.jpg"> <BR> <BR> now set your goal <BR> <BR> make it a S.M.A.R.T. goal. <BR> <BR> It's OK to have a very simple plan with just 1 goal---you can always adjust later if so inclined.. <BR> <BR> my plan is to have less debt <BR> <BR> my goal is to pay off 3 credit cards.. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l712678594.jpg"> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 22:17:25 EST Don't Make New Year's Resolutions!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839079 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1063127602.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Because they DON'T work!! <BR> <BR> Instead make a New Year's plan...one that is simple and that you will continue to follow.....the plan may only have 1 item on it but that is OK as long as you can follow it..make sure your plan is easy and fun otherwise, like resolutions, it will fall by the way side. <BR> <BR> If you plan to lose just one pound a week by this time in 2015 you will be 52 pounds lighter....now ... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:48:21 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838138 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1339877797.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l273156695.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1695194260.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l94905696.jpg"> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 22:17:40 EST Does it seem odd to you.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829937 that we can get more spark points for reading articles than we can for exercising? I would think that more points would be given for moving than for sitting and reading. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 22:02:38 EST Do You Know of Any--- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826128 church group, Sunday School class, or a Bible study group that could use some used quarterlies? These are from Lifeways and say they are for seniors but any age group can benefit from them. We have just finished a quarter and have several boxes of these books. <BR> <BR> We have been sending them to a children's school in Indonesia but the postage is $62 a box. If someone in the US can use them we can send about 4 boxes to every one we send to Indonesia. We have to wait for postage so i... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 00:23:24 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823765 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l747520961.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> As we remember the joys and the sorrows of the past year let us always be thankful to our Lord and Savior for His great and wonderful sacrifice. <BR> <BR> Enjoy a fun family/friend filled day and be safe.. <BR> <BR> Elsie <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1653293974.jpg"> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:06:22 EST A Difficult Day or I Didn't Know Snow Could Be So Emotional http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818552 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1879709452.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is what my yard looked like this morning. <BR> <BR> My emotional reaction took me totally by surprise. <BR> <BR> DJ loved the snow. Today I sat here in tears most of the day thinking about him and missing him so much. Daisy is a wonderful dog and we are getting along great but for some reason the snow just brought the loneliness of not having DJ anymore. The tears flowed for almost 3 hours. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:10:27 EST A Sad Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812250 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1933404553.jpg"> <BR> <BR> DJ.........November 6, 2002---July 20. 2014 <BR> <BR> He would have been 12 today... <BR> <BR> I am still missing him a lot... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1693584404.jpg"> Thu, 6 Nov 2014 22:29:01 EST A Very Productive Day Inspite of the Too Early Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810329 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2088176130.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had to get up at 5:30 AM to take a granddaughter to work. After I got back home,, I did 3 loads of warmer clothes and hung them out on the line. then I took a short nap. After my nap I did 2 weeks of TOPS ledgers and the October monthly report. <BR> <BR> Also did 2 more loads of clothes so now all my laundry is caught up and I will just have regular laundry to do. <BR> <BR> Glad I got all my warmer clothe... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 22:33:49 EST Meet Daisy.......newest member of our family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805325 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l898050106.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Daisy came to live with me a couple of weeks ago. She is settling in very well. She was one of my daughter's dogs so she wasn't a stranger to me. She loves to ride with me and sleeps on the foot of my bed. She is a sweet dog. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2137630719.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> She thinks this is her pillow........lol Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:53:34 EST