SPARKYCARLEY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SPARKYCARLEY SPARKYCARLEY'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/ New Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176988 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02286ed7-455c-43d9-9978-504bd342bd03.jpg"> <BR> Here's a new exercise machine I bought. I can't do the power walking I used to do & love because I have bad feet now that hurt a lot. I also don't have space for a big piece of equipment. So I bought this machine (on the Walmart website). It's an exercise bike but you sit in a chair and peddle. It's also small enough to carry places. Anyone else have one or ever used one? What do you think? Sun, 5 Jun 2016 15:07:34 EST What's Wrong with this Pic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123402 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54ffb0bb-573f-46d6-a77b-67c613f3deaf.jpg"> <BR> OK, so I bought this clock last year. I just this week realized why I got a good deal on it. Look & see if you can find what's wrong with it. (PS. The SP app on my phone seems to have pushed the pic out of shape. It looks oval & not round, but that doesn't effect looking for the error). But it doesn't matter if it's not perfect. I love it anyway. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 08:57:42 EST Maggie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119720 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3545710-ef9a-482b-aa42-3cb4107f6d00.jpg"> <BR> I just had to share this pic of my little Maggie sitting at the computer. She's so cute. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:46:40 EST Gift from Portugal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6107435 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7537887d-afb0-4aea-99ad-3ecd0698cbd6.jpg"> <BR> I got this gift yesterday from a Portuguese friend. I think it's so beautiful I just had to share. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:38:28 EST Say whaaaaa?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6103710 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3083fc18-7f9c-4acf-87eb-82db9e1f14f0.jpg"> <BR> OK. This is literally the most illogical thing I've ever seen. I just saw this in a comment under a Global News article on Facebook: "Sorry that you are so closed minded and judgemental. It's a shame that you don't understand the definition of love without first referencing your bible. Get over yourselves." You've got a bigger chance at flying without a plane or wings than you do at understa... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:25:52 EST Fun for the Kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6101280 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c5e12fc-e716-4a5e-a12c-e2bb8ea633ed.jpg"> <BR> I do a little sewing now & then but I'm definitely not a seamstress. My Mom, however, definitely is. She used to have a business making & altering wedding gowns, & bride's maid and flower girl dresses. This pic is of one of her latest projects. She made it at the request of a friend. It's a table house/tent. You put it over the top of a table & the kids can have a place to play inside. Very c... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 13:20:06 EST Adult Colouring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6096429 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6882a301-79ac-407d-afa6-1f6c61ea0ce1.jpg"> I got 3 adult colouring books for Christmas. I have to say that I have found it to be awesome. It is very meditative & I have found that it actually helps with bipolar symptoms. I highly recommend it. You should try it if you are feeling stressed. This pic took me about 8 hours to do over a few days. There's another pic in my status message for today. That one took me about 10 hours to do over a few da... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:57:31 EST Women's Conference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6093389 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa8d928a-c1c1-4c8b-b9dd-b4fa12112a33.jpg"> <BR> The women's IF:Gathering conference we had at church on Saturday was awesome! Here's a pic of me & my bestie in front of the stage with the Jesus sign. I wanted to post a bunch of pics showing all the awesome decorations but I can't figure out how to post more than one pic using the phone app). Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:31:36 EST I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087905 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/314f2044-132f-42c3-a9af-33306ab1d9f9.jpg"> <BR> Hi Friends: It's been a VERY long time since I posted an SP blog. This time around I will only post things that can help someone out here, hopefully. The last time I was in my weight loss journey I shared my soul because you were my friends... my only friends. In the end, unknown to me, someone wasn't & I was hurt desperately. Someone didn't like me sharing my faith. I don't intend on sharing m... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 18:24:48 EST Oh Happy Day for Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625687 It seems that some people doesn't like my Christian Messages here on SparkPeople. I've been reported for posting many of my Christian Messages. I really thought the friends I had on here were real friends. I feel like an idiot now for believing that. I'm so hurt. <BR> <BR> You'll be happy to know I've quit all my SparkTeams except the one that I am co-leader of. I will not be participating on SparkPeople anymore except for a bare minimum to fulfill my duties as co-leader of Hopeful He... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 16:44:23 EST Incredible Bipolar Survival Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624698 Hi Friends. I told you last week that I had started a new website called "Breaking the Window" It's about helping people with mental illness and / or have suffered abuse. If we all work together we can kill stigma! I am looking regularly for Guest Authors to tell their story. The first Guest Author post was published today. It's an incredible story. I think you'll like it. It's by a young man named Miles Dillon. You can read his post at the link below. Please, friends, if you want to... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 11:32:36 EST Who Really Struggles the Most? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623377 I read a status message online the other day that said "“God only puts us through as much as we can handle, so the people who struggle the most have been chosen to be the strongest ones.” Do you ever wonder who struggles the most? Did you get chosen to be one of the strong ones? Here's my thoughts about this. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>02/who-really-suffers-most.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l633334214.jpg"> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:16:37 EST Breaking the Window: New site for Abuse & Mental Illness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619657 I've just launched a new website called 'Breaking the Window' - It's about helping to break stigma against mental illness and abuse; one window at a time. Stigma hurts! Every Time! <BR> <BR> The mission statement is: <BR> <BR> It is the mission of Breaking the Window to reach out to people in all areas of life to help, empower, inspire, and educate them in an effort to help break the stigma in the world surrounding Domestic Violence and Mental Health issues; and to help those suff... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 18:10:34 EST How Do You Pay Other's Back? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617172 Remember those times when someone embarrassed you, made you angry, frustrated you, or caused road rage in you? Ever stop to wonder if this is how God wants you to react? Here's my latest blog post, and something you really need to consider when dealing with other people. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>02/how-do-you-pay-others-back.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l871442491.jpg"> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 18:22:20 EST Who Can Have Mental Illness? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612206 My latest blog post for the International Bipolar Foundation - all about stigma. Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link>ibpf.org/blog/who-can-have-mental-il<BR>lness </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1524770844.jpg"> <BR> Photo credit: Google Images Sat, 1 Feb 2014 14:59:42 EST Do You Use Holy Emotions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611505 Recently in an online forum that I take part in, a lady asked “What are holy emotions?”. It got me thinking. After some research this is what I came up with... <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/do-you-use-holy-emotions.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1186579372.jpg"> <BR> Photo credit: MS Office Copyright Free Images Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:03:04 EST Did You Hear the Latest News?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605411 Gossip! It’s wrong. It hurts people. God said not to do it. But, it’s SO much fun to do! Resisting it, for a lot of people, means a big spiritual struggle inside. Some, even manage to justify it. Here's a struggle that I had recently. I wanted to respond to a situation I observed. What to do? What do you do in situations like these? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/did-you-hear-latest-news.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:29:11 EST Whose Kingdom is it Anyway? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598886 My latest blog post... God created this amazing kingdom here on earth, and the one to come so we could live with Him; so we could love Him, and He to love us. In essence, He created the kingdom for us. So is it His kingdom or is it ours? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/whose-kingdom-is-it-anyway.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1100900784.jpg"> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 11:32:22 EST Whose Fault is It Really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592355 Sometimes in the midst of those storms it feels like you’re all alone trying to survive. It’s during these times, our weakest moments, we start to wonder if God is even there. Is He listening? Did He forget about me? Why am I going through this? Did he fall asleep and leave me to fend for myself? Ever feel like screaming “Wake up Lord!”? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/whose-fault-is-it-really.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:28:34 EST What Quenches Your Thirst? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585880 Are you truly happy... for the right reasons? What is it that will quench that thirst to make your life 'perfect'? Think about it. This is something that I've figured out recently. My latest blog post.... <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/what-quenches-your-thirst.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l212333274.jpg"> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 16:33:29 EST 2013 Year in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583709 My first blog of 2014! How did your year go in 2013? Did you have a good year, or a not so good year? Here's how mine went, and what I learned. Share your stories with me in the comment section below the blog post on Worship Melodies <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/2013-year-in-review.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l665408325.jpg"> <BR> Carley on Bitstrips! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 23:24:40 EST Pets and Bipolar Disorder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555418 Here's my latest article for the International Bipolar Foundation. It's called "Pets and Bipolar Disorder". Please let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.internationalbipolarfound<BR>ation.org/pets-and-bipolar-disorder </link> <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Dec 2013 21:07:34 EST Who Are You Thankful To? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542226 Have you ever thanked the person who led you to Christ? What would you say? Here's what I had to say. <BR> <BR> Here's my latest blog post. <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/<BR>11/who-are-you-thankful-to.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l441689423.jpg"> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:03:11 EST The Purpose of Jealousy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461290 My latest Blog post... The Purpose of Jealousy.... <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/<BR>08/the-purpose-of-jealousy.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1655657238.jpg"> <BR> Photo source: Microsoft Office Copyright Free Images Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:38:48 EST Collecting Rewards Options http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422106 NEW Blog post! Ever wonder why things aren't working out like you prayed for? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/<BR>07/collecting-rewards-options.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l900262074.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:44:10 EST How Do You Know if Inspiration is from God? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417941 My latest blog post: <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/07/how-<BR>do-you-know-if-inspiration-is-from.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1258017577.jpg"> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:03:18 EST Writers Block or Spiritual Block? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414507 NEW Blog Post!! - Writers Block or Spiritual Block? <BR> <BR> I've been having trouble writing lately. What's the real issue? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/<BR>07/writers-block-or-spiritual-block.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l532763467.jpg"> <BR> Photo credit: MS Office copyright free image <BR> <BR> <link>http://office.microsoft.com/en-ca/im<BR>ages/results.aspx?qu=writer&ex=1#ai:MP<BR>900446454|mt:2| </link> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:14:27 EST Planning Your Dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370870 Here's a project I did to help keep myself inspired to push on toward my dreams. Hope it inspires you too. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/05/plan<BR>ning-your-dreams.html </link> Tue, 28 May 2013 22:04:43 EST Mental Illness Stigma: Problems that Reslut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367102 My latest article for the International Bipolar Foundation. This is the 2nd article in a series about Stigma surrounding Mental Illness. <BR> <BR> <link>www.internationalbipolarfoundation.o<BR>rg/mental-health-stigma-problems-resul<BR>t-article-2-stigma-series </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l836102333.jpg"> Fri, 24 May 2013 21:32:17 EST Passing of the Seasons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364753 Ever feel lost from God? Seasons change and they're not always painless. <BR> Here's what I'm going through right now. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/05/pass<BR>ing-of-seasons.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1078814897.jpg"> <BR> Photo by Carley Cooper. All rights reserved. Wed, 22 May 2013 15:18:57 EST Mental Illness Stigma: Myth vs. Fact http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330876 My latest article for the International Bipolar Foundation. This is the first article in a series about Stigma surrounding Mental Illness. <BR> <BR> <link>www.internationalbipolarfoundation.o<BR>rg/mental-illness-stigma-myth-vs-fact-<BR>article-1-stigma-series </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1490506526.jpg"> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:40:52 EST VIDEO: My Weightloss Testimony http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322744 Here's a short video of me doing a speech at a ladies bible study group in February. It's my testimony about my weight loss; and I talk about SparkPeople's role in my journey. I hope you like it. Help me out and leave your comments below the video on YouTube. Thanks. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyxMcb3Qb2E&<BR>feature=youtu.be </link> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:53:13 EST Worshiping in Your Dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322245 Have you ever worshiped in your dreams? I don't mean have you dreamed you were worshiping, but worship in your dreams. Here's a recent experience that I had. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/04/wors<BR>hiping-in-your-dreams.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l90919776.jpg"> <BR> Photo credit: MS Office copyright free images Sat, 13 Apr 2013 22:12:15 EST Living in the Dead Zone (Part 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277810 If God gave you a button to push that would release you from the one thing that bothers you the most... would you do it? Here's my thoughts on that issue. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/03/livi<BR>ng-in-dead-zone-part-2.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1592649881.jpg"> <BR> Photo Credit: Microsoft Office copyright free images Thu, 7 Mar 2013 18:29:53 EST Living in the Dead Zone (Part 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269037 Ever get the feeling like life is just blah. I mean those times when nothings exciting, but it's not depressing either. It's just....blah. Here's what I learned recently while I was at the doctor's office. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/03/livi<BR>ng-in-dead-zone-part-1.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l931091256.jpg"> <BR> Photo Credit: Microsoft Office Copyright Free Images Fri, 1 Mar 2013 21:07:28 EST One Billion Rising Flash Mob http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265261 Hey... this is the Flash mob that I took part in on Valentine's Day in downtown Barrie, Ontario. You can see me in the video dancing. :-) (I'm wearing a grey winter coat and a 'One Billion Rising' toque) <BR> <BR> One Billion Rising is an organization that promotes awareness to stop violence against women. <BR> <BR> It was even on the local news! <BR> <BR> Here's the video. <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature<BR>=player_embedded&v=6VOD4yle-xs </link> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:27:44 EST Thou Shalt Not Kill: You’re Guilty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264677 My latest BLOG POST - How many commandments have you broken? Which ones are you SURE you haven't broken? You might need to rethink your strategy. Check out my latest blog post! <BR> <BR> Blog post: <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/02/thou<BR>-shalt-not-kill-youre-guilty.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Also feel free to friend me on Facebook. <BR> <BR> Facebook: <BR> <link>http://www.facebook.com/MsCarleyCoop<BR>er </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:19:55 EST What Makes a Happy Disciple? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251963 My church has created a devotional book for Lent. There are 40 devotions in it all written by people in our church. I was one of the lucky 40 to be asked to write a devotional for our Lenten book. Here's what I wrote. I hope you like it. <BR> <BR> Carley <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/02/what<BR>-makes-happy-disciple.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l929365688.jpg"> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:50:22 EST What to Do When You Feel Lonely http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244268 Everyone knows loneliness at some point. How do you handle it? Here's some advice that will help. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/02/gods<BR>-promises-what-to-do-when-you-feel.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1585151641.jpg"> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 18:03:41 EST What to Do About High Anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230461 How do you handle anxiety? What makes you anxious? What / who is your focus when you anxious? Here's what I figured out today. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/01/what<BR>-to-do-about-high-anxiety.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1126819375.jpg"> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:42:39 EST Can You Recognize a Blessing in Disguise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208570 Sometimes things aren't how they seem. Sometimes blessings come from the most unlikely paths. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/01/can-<BR>you-recognize-blessing-in-disguise.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l635109062.jpg"> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:47:25 EST I Am Your Addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203896 Author Unknown <BR> <BR> I hate meetings. I hate your higher powers. I hate anyone who has a "program." To all who come into contact with me, I wish you suffering and I wish you death. <BR> <BR> Allow me to introduce myself. I am the disease of addiction. I am cunning, baffling, and powerful. I have killed millions and I am pleased. <BR> <BR> Click here to read the whole article... <BR> <link>www.tinroofsundaeblog.com/2013/01/i-<BR>am-your-addiction.html </link> <BR> <BR> <i... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:47:20 EST What Do I Want to Crave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200605 NEW Blog post: Are you craving what you should be craving? <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/01/what<BR>-do-i-want-to-crave.html </link> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:44:57 EST What's On My Bookshelf? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193507 The books on a person’s shelf can say a lot about who they are and about their life. <BR> <BR> See what's on my bookshelf.... <BR> <BR> <link>www.tinroofsundaeblog.com/2013/01/wh<BR>ats-on-my-bookshelf.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1709964948.jpg"> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 17:34:02 EST 2012 Year in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188980 My final blog post for 2012. What did this year bring to your life? Here's my year and what I learned.... <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2012/12/2012<BR>-year-in-review.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2138504831.jpg"> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 21:25:31 EST The Truth Hurts (Response to the Newtown, CT Massacre) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168435 Like the rest of the world, I am in shock because of this latest tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. But I can’t help but wonder, are we any different? <BR> <BR> Read the rest of my article here... <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2012/12/the-<BR>truth-hurts-response-to-newtown-ct.html </link> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:31:50 EST I Was Made for More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163538 I was in the dailySpark today! Here's the story: <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=suc<BR>cess_story_i_was_made_for_more </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:32:59 EST How Food Changed Bipolar Disorder for Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156059 by Carley Cooper <BR> <BR> Controlling our Bipolar Disorder is a full time job, even during the good times. We have meds, psychotherapy, and other standard treatments. However, have you considered food as a form of treatment? I've discovered there are certain foods that help me keep the Bipolar roller coaster on the up side. <BR> <BR> Click the link to read more... <BR> <link>http://www.internationalbipolarfound<BR>ation.org/how-food-changed-bipolar-dis<BR>order-me </link> <BR> <BR> <im... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 14:17:46 EST 50 Things I Believe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154826 What you believe in says a lot about who you are. Have you ever stopped to seriously pay attention to what you believe in? <BR> <BR> Here's some things that life has taught me... <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2012/12/50-t<BR>hings-i-believe.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l346062548.jpg"> Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:03:43 EST NEW Blog Post: The End of the World Project http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139347 You never know what they day will bring when you get up in the morning.... here's the day I had a few days ago. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2012/11/the-<BR>end-of-world-project.html </link> <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:19:29 EST