SAINTBERNARD6's SparkPeople Blog SAINTBERNARD6's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Saturday Blessing <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:42:24 EST God hit me over the noggin with a 2x4 today..........(lol) A Time to Pray <BR> Dear God, let me be as quick to forget my troubles as I tend to be at forgetting my blessings. And help me to remember Your goodness always. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:27:10 EST Tuesday Blessing <img src=""> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:26:42 EST today's weather report and to do list <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:08:37 EST 10,000 pictures say more than words <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am a volunteer with the National Disaster Photo Rescue program which was formed after the 2011 Joplin tornado. We have collected over 35,000 photos which have been cleaned, scanned and cataloged so they can be returned to the rightful people. Pictures are everyone's memory and one thing that is difficult o replace. After the tornado, people were wondering where to take the picture... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:53:56 EST Debbie Downer has come to visit <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:57:49 EST Just for fun <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:24:01 EST Friday, June 16 daily inspiration Believe you can do anything you want to do if you work hard enough to achieve it. <BR> <BR> <BR> No matter what changes in my life, no matter what the circumstances are, I don’t have to lose hope, because I’m not trusting in my life, I’m trusting in the One who holds my life: God. –Lisa Whelchel, actress and author <BR> <BR> If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24 <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:06:58 EST Angels <img src=""> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:10:36 EST YOU ARE SPECIAL!! <img src=""> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:44:41 EST Dimitri James Edward O'Conner........great grandchild number 11 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> arrived Dec. 9,2016 weighing in at 5 lbs 10 ozs and 21 inches long.. Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:29:19 EST This might work???????? <img src=""> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:19:41 EST Happy Birthday DJ <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Many of you know that in July 2014, I had to have my DJ put down. Today would have been his 14th birthday.......... <BR> <BR> Run happy and free, my baby...hugs to both you and dad.......I continue to miss both of you... Sun, 6 Nov 2016 23:13:43 EST Pennies <img src=""> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:25:46 EST Grandma's Pie I got this off the internet.........there is no author listed <BR> <BR> Grandma's Pie <BR> <BR> <BR> Grannie made such beautiful pies! <BR> One day, I asked her, "How do you get such beautiful pies with the crimps around the edge so even?" <BR> "It's a family secret!", she said. "So promise not to tell." <BR> I roll out the dough, then cut a bottom layer and carefully put it in the pie plate. <BR> Then I slowly pour the filling, making sure it's not... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:19:07 EST This is the reason to pray <img src=""> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 21:58:31 EST May You..... May you have God's strength to steer you <BR> God's power to uphold you <BR> God's wisdom to guide you <BR> God's eye for your vision <BR> God's ear for your hearing <BR> God's word for your speech <BR> God's hand to protect you <BR> God's pathway before you <BR> God's shield for your shelter <BR> and God's angels to guard you.. <BR> <BR> Once again I don't know who published this so don't know who the credit goes to.. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:58:01 EST GRACE <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 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 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 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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> and for our fur babies... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 25 Dec 2015 22:33:50 EST A devotion from my email 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 <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 <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 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 <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 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 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 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 <img src=""> <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=""> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 23:00:39 EST Fall Is Upon Us <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> soon we will be <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> enjoy these sunny days with cool nights.. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 22:39:37 EST One Year Ago <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 4 Jul 2015 13:20:38 EST Lisha is doing well 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 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 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 <img src=""> <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 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) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 15:34:32 EST Easter Blessings <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 4 Apr 2015 13:05:20 EST A Fun Day <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <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...... <img src=""> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:58:07 EST Welcome to my house.... <img src=""> <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 This is one of the last pictures we have of of my grandson's that was placed for adoption. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And this is Andy now...........he was here tonight....he is back in our family again <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 22:18:48 EST Progress on my New Year's Goals 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=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 20:29:41 EST God's Words of Love <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 <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