SWIMLOVER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SWIMLOVER SWIMLOVER'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/ JUST TO LET YOU KNOW HOW DAY 2 WENT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399835 "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.:" 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV <BR> <BR> "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3 NIV <BR> <BR> So yesterday I did spend quality time with the LORD. I also worked on a Bible Study we are going to be doing in Adult Sunday School. <BR> <BR> I stayed on the Weight Watchers Point Plus 2012 Program. <BR> <BR> I read a little. <BR> <BR> I did not exercise due to my left leg b... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 06:31:31 EST Just To Let You Know How Day 1 Went! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399467 Well I did get quality time in with the LORD yesterday. I also danced for 30 minutes fast to some of my CD's. I did stick to the Weight Watchers Plus 2012 Program. I spent quality time with my husband. <BR> <BR> I did not get to working on my writing. This is something I have to really work on. <BR> <BR> Bible Study at Church did not start up yet. I should say The Ladies Bible Study at Church did not start up yet. <BR> <BR> Sometime this week I will spend quality time with my friends.... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 20:10:56 EST My New Goals For The Rest Of 2013! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398070 This is the Bible Verse that goes with my new goals: "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV <BR> <BR> SPIRITUAL GOALS: <BR> <BR> !. Spend Quality Time With The LORD In Prayer And Bible Study. <BR> <BR> 2. Take A Bible Study At Church. <BR> <BR> PHYSICAL GOALS: <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise Between 30 to 60 Minutes Daily. <BR> <BR> 2. Do Weight Watchers Points Plus 2012 Program. <BR> <BR> MENTAL GOALS: <BR> <BR> 1. Work ... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:37:33 EST Focusing On One Step At A Time! Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298228 This morning I did Leslie Sansone's 1 Mile Walk The Walk again. My goal is that when I am not out of breath and I feel I can move on I will do her 2 Mile Walk The Walk. However, that will not be for a while. <BR> <BR> I feel good that I did the 1 mile walk again. I have to be honest, I wanted to give up half way during it and it is not long. However, I prayed to The LORD and HE gave me the strength to do finish the 1 mile walk. PRAISE YOU, LORD! <BR> <BR> "I can do all things through C... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:53:34 EST Focusing On One Step At A Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297796 I decided to focus on my exercising for now. I have gotten so out of shape, it is not funny! So I have to start at the beginning again. Today I got up early and did Leslie <BR> Sansone's 1 Mile Walk The Walk DVD. I am going to one of Leslie's 1 Mile DVD's daily. <BR> <BR> "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." <BR> 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV <BR> <BR> I am exercising for the glory of GOD! Sun, 24 Mar 2013 00:06:41 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175652 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Remember that JESUS IS THE REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON. <BR> <BR> I pray that everyone has a Very Wonderful and Blessed Christmas! Enjoy the day with family and friends. <BR> <BR> MERRY CHRISTMAS! <BR> Louise Tue, 25 Dec 2012 06:27:37 EST Praying About New Goals For 2013! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174870 I did not do very well in weight loss this year. I also was not consistant in exercising. I was not consistant in eating healthy either. I want this to change! I want Brand New Changes in 2013. I really want to serve and follow The LORD. I also want to really listen to The LORD on what HE wants my goals to be for 2013. This is why I am going into deep prayer about my 2013 Goals. <BR> <BR> "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3 <BR> <BR> I w... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 01:41:34 EST Starting Over Of The 100 Day Challenge Day 1 Exercise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4956084 Yesterday July 4th would have been Day 5 of my 100 day challenge. However, I did not exercise at all. I am starting over again today. I am going to try really hard to keep this challenge. I am going to keep working at until I reach my goal of exercising for 100 days. <BR> I know I can do this with The LORD'S HELP. I was plain lazy yesterday. I am confessing that <BR> right now. <BR> <BR> "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." <BR> 1 Corinthi... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 09:04:25 EST Day 4 Of The 100 Day Challenge--I Picked Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4954505 I joined the 100 Day Challenge Team on June 30, 2012. I picked exercising daily for 30 to 60 minutes. My Bible Verse is: "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV I do want my exercising to be for God's glory. I want to take care of my body, His temple better than I have been. <BR> <BR> Today is is Day 4 of the challenge and I danced fast for 60 minutes. <BR> <BR> Recap: <BR> <BR> June 30, 2012=Day 1=60 minutes of danci... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 01:26:51 EST Day 3 Of The 100 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952912 Today I danced for 30 minutes. I am trying for 60 minutes a day but as long as I do between <BR> 30 to 60 minutes a day I am happy. <BR> <BR> So my recap is: <BR> <BR> 6-30-2012 Day 1 I danced for 60 minutes. <BR> 7-1-2012 Day 2 I walked for 60 minutes. <BR> 7-2-2012 Day 3 I danced for 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> Again, I give God all the credit. I am getting my strength from HIM. <BR> <BR> "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." <BR> 2 Corint... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 00:59:23 EST What I Picked For My 100 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951261 I decided to join the 100 Day Challenge Team. I love exercising but lately I found myself not being consistent. Yesterday I joined the Team. I need accountablity on being consistent. My challenge is to exercise between 30 to 60 minutes daily. This is only the second day but so far so good. <BR> <BR> Saturday June 30, 2012--Day 1--Danced Fast For 60 Minutes. <BR> Sunday July 1, 2012--Day 2--Walked For 60 Minutes. <BR> <BR> I will make a daily blog of how I am doing. <BR> <BR> I am endi... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 02:11:42 EST Some Of My Favorite Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4575049 I thought I would share some of my favorite exercises that I love to do. Yes, I said I LOVE to do them. I have to add that the LOVE did not come over night. Again, I give GOD all the glory for that. <BR> I prayed a lot about what exercise I would really stick to. If any one you are on a Team with me, you will know that one of my favorite exercises to do is putting on some of my CD's and dancing fast to them in my livingroom. I love the music of the 50's and 60's and Elvis. I can find so... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 17:49:31 EST Some Of My Favorite Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4575048 I thought I would share some of my favorite exercises that I love to do. Yes, I said I LOVE to do them. I have to add that the LOVE did not come over night. Again, I give GOD all the glory for that. <BR> I prayed a lot about what exercise I would really stick to. If any one you are on a Team with me, you will know that one of my favorite exercises to do is putting on some of my CD's and dancing fast to them in my livingroom. I love the music of the 50's and 60's and Elvis. I can find so... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 17:49:30 EST Giving The LORD All The Credit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4572602 I have been struggling now for years with my weight. I have not tracked on SP for a while now because it has been going up and down. Well, I had and still am putting it to prayer. I was going to a Christian Health Group which by the way is a wonderful group. It was not working for me for <BR> some reason. I still am doing their Bible studies which I love. Infact, my husband and I are doing <BR> the studies together. Anyway, after much, much, much Prayer The LORD led me back to Weight <... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 10:37:04 EST ACCOUNTABILITY DAYS 4 AND 5! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3508098 Well, yesterday I had a Great Day with my Quiet Time with The LORD! I also read some health <BR> magazines. I kept within my calorie range. The only thing I did not do was exercise. Today I have had my quiet time with The LORD throughout the day. I will be doing my Bible Study in just a little while. I did dance fast for an hour in my livingroom today. I read some other health magazines. All in all I had a good two days. It helps that I write everything down in a notebook. I also he... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 23:41:21 EST ACCOUNTABILITY DAYS 2 AND 3! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3500808 OK, Confession Time--yesterday I did terrible in eating and I did not exercise at all. However, <BR> I had a wonderful quality time the LORD. Today was much better, infact, it was a GREAT DAY! <BR> I stayed within my calorie limit. I swam and pool walked for an hour. I might dance to my CD's <BR> in a little while. I also had a great quality time with The LORD. I am reading magazines on <BR> health and fitness. Most importantly I commited the day to the LORD this morning. "Commit <BR>... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 22:46:32 EST Accountability Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3493578 This is actually a continueation of my Lifestyle Changes. Today Sunday August 1, 2010 <BR> I did dance in my livingroom for 65 minutes to my CD's. I did not make the healthiest of <BR> eating choices though. Tomorrow I will TRY to do better. I will make a bigger blog tomorrow. <BR> "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3 NIV <BR> <BR> I did commit my exercising today. I committed everything to HIM but I goofed up on eating but <BR> not too badly... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 02:52:20 EST Lifestyle Changes Continued http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3460526 Good Evening! I just want to give an update on how I am doing. I am writing everything I <BR> eat in a notebook. I have been exercising but the last couple of days I have slacked on this. <BR> I have to be honest as I am coming here for accountability. So starting tomorrow I will be <BR> getting back to exercising regularly. Now I know there will be days that I will not be perfect <BR> with my eating or exercising. However, I am not going to beat myself up about this. I am going to do ... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 02:02:29 EST Lifestyle Changes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3431558 I am sorry I have not blogged in a while. I have been working on my Lifestyle Changes. I have <BR> been committing everyday to the LORD! My eating still has not been that great. However, I have been dancing or doing Dancing DVD's or swimming every day. Today I just swam for 90 <BR> minutes. I feel refreshed! After much prayer to the LORD, I felt the Holy Spirit telling me to take One Step At A Time. So now the I have been exercising regularly I will start on the Richard Simmons Food M... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:40:58 EST Making Lifestyle And Lifetime Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3291232 Today I had a doctor's appointment. Even though some things were good others were not. <BR> My thyroid is very low so she changed my prescription. Then she upped my blodd pressure <BR> medication. The most important thing she was concerned about was that I gained 8 pounds <BR> instead of losing. She said I should be on an 1800 calorie food plan. I thought I was but then <BR> I realized I have not been writing everything down that I eat. I used to but have not been as good in doing so in ... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 00:56:32 EST Review Of Some Of My Exercise DVD'S http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3237946 For the last two days my blogs have been about exercising. Yesterday I talked about how <BR> dancing was and is Great exercise. I decided to blog daily about some of my DVD's that I work out with. Today I am going to write about one of my favorites--Party Off The Pounds! with Richard Simmons. While I am sweating really hard, I am laughing just as hard while doing this DVD. Richard cannot help but put a smile on one's face. He is so passionate about what he does. He really cares about p... Mon, 17 May 2010 09:48:57 EST Dancing Is Great Exercise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3237112 One of the best exercises I love doing is Dancing! I don't mean professional dancing or <BR> taking a dance class. Of course, a dance class would be fun. However, I mean I love putting on 60's music or country music and dancing fast in my livingroom. I am losing weight this way. Also, I have Dancing Workout DVD's that I really enjoy. I also enjoy Richard Simmons DVD's. His DVD's are actually dancing and sweating off the pounds. Dancing is fun! Exercise <BR> should be fun. So if you... Mon, 17 May 2010 01:18:26 EST Warm Enough For The Pool! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3232329 I actually do love to exercise. What I mean is I love doing the exercises I love to do like dancing fast to my CD's in my living room, doing a Richard Simmons or a Leslie Sansone or <BR> a Dancing DVD and walking. However, the best exercises I love are swimming, pool walking and water aerobics. Our townhome complex pool is not heated in the winter but now it is warm enough to swim in. So I will be swimming daily except for the days we have bad weather (which usually are not a lot here in ... Sat, 15 May 2010 11:56:04 EST First Anniversary Of Being Cancer Free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2955077 Today March 3, 2010 is my first anniversary of being Cancer Free. Late in 2008 I found this ugly looking lump on my right arm. None of the doctors I went to knew what it was. Finally, my Naturopathic Doctor sent me to another doctor who took a biopsy of it. When I went back <BR> to see what he found out it was the President's Ignoration Day. The doctor started talking about the new president and every else under the sun. My husband and I were both looking at each other. By this time I ... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 20:35:16 EST Day 8 Of My February Goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2882363 Today for my Spiritual Goals: 1. I spent time with The LORD in prayer. 2. I wrote in my <BR> Blessings Journal. 3. I reflected on several Bible Verses. For my Physical and Nutritional <BR> Goals: 1. I ate healthy mini-meals. 2. Danced fast to my new Brooks and Dunn CD for 35 minutes (equilvant to 1 mile). Mental Goals: Kind of relaxed today! Social and Emotional <BR> Goals: 1. Spent quality time with my family. <BR> GOD BLESS! <BR> Louise Sun, 14 Feb 2010 23:30:28 EST Days 6 And 7 Of My February Goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2879103 "Commit to the LORD whatever you and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3 NIV <BR> <BR> Yesterday and today I wrote in my Blessings Journal. I had prayer time. I ate 5 gluten-free mini meals. I danced yesterday. I walked 1 mile today. I did not get a lot of other goals done <BR> as I have been helping a friend with her daughter's wedding. I get what I can done and take <BR> one day at a time and one step at a time. <BR> GOD BLESS! <BR> Louise Sun, 14 Feb 2010 00:25:46 EST DAYS 4 AND 5 OF MY FEBRUARY GOALS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2872598 Yesterday I went up to the Cancer Treatment Centers Of America in Goodyear, AZ for my <BR> three month check up. However, I was still able to get in some of my goals. Spiritual Goals: <BR> 1. Read Romans Chaper 12 again. 2. Wrote in my Blessings Journal. 3. Had Prayer Time. <BR> Physical and Nutritional Goals: 1. Ate healthy meals. 2. Walked some. Mental Goals: 1. <BR> Got information of who I have to contact to start the charity walk for Merkel Cancer Research <BR> from the Canc... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 01:38:08 EST DAY 3 OF MY FEBRUARY GOALS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2863813 Good Evening Everyone! Like I said yesterday I will not get every single one of them in every <BR> day but I will give it a good try! Today I did pretty good. Spiritual Goals: I did write in my <BR> Blessings Journal. 2. I did have Prayer Time with The LORD. 3. I read Romans Chapter 12 in <BR> the New King James Version. Physical And Nutrional Goals: !. I did eat five health gluten-free <BR> mini meals. 2. I danced fast in my livingroom for 60 minutes to some of my 60's CD's. <BR... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 23:47:56 EST Day 2 Of My February Goals Monday February 8, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2859269 I came to realize that I might not get every single one of my goals in every day. However, I will <BR> do the best I can daily. Today's Goals: Spiritual Goals: 1. I read Romans Chapter 12 in the New Living <BR> Translation. For the study I want to read all the translations I have and then start verse to verse. 2, I had prayer time with The LORD. Physical Goals: 1. I ate healthy mini-meals throughout the day. 2. I danced for 35 minutes fast in my livingroom to some of my CD's--mo... Tue, 9 Feb 2010 00:41:10 EST Day 1 Of My February Goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2854590 Today I started working on my February Goals. For my Spiritual Goals: I did write in my Blessings Journal. I had Quality Prayer Time with the LORD. I read Romans Chapter 12 in the NIV. For my Physical And Nutritional Goals: I actually ate about seven healthy mini-meals and I was at a Super Bowl Party! No chicken wings or pizza for me! Actually the people who hosted the party served healthy foods. I did not do my Leslie Sansone's Walking DVD's or my Dancing DVD's. However, I did dan... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 01:59:47 EST My Goals For February 2010! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2850783 I know that February has all ready started. However, I was reviewing my goals and realized that I needed to make changes. I will blog daily on how I did for that day. My goals will start on Sunday February 7, 2010. <BR> <BR> SPIRITUAL GOALS: <BR> <BR> 1. Write down daily in the Blessings Journal. <BR> 2. Have quality Prayer Time with The LORD. <BR> 3. Do an indepth Bible Study Of Romans Chapter 12. <BR> <BR> PHYSICAL AND NUTRIONAL GOALS: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat six healthy gluten-free min... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 01:52:32 EST LIGHTHOUSES AND THE BIBLE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2780032 Growing up near beaches and near Cape Cod, Massachusetts I have always loved lighthouses. I was not too sure why until I started thinking about how The LORD gave us the Bible to be our lighthouse. Just as lighthouses light up the way for sailors The Lord gave us HIS HOLY BIBLE to light up our way. Lighthouses light up the right paths for boats to follow. They also point out the direction for the boats not to go in. Lighthouses show the danger that is ahead and the safe way to travel. T... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:54:10 EST PRAYERS ANSWERED AND THANK YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2721998 Just in case, you did not read my post on my other blog asking for prayer, I want to inform <BR> everyone that the operation went well. Sabrina had cysts but no fibroids and as far as they can tell no Cancer! She is resting at home now. She is still in a lot of pain but that is to be expected. The doctor talked to me after the surgery and said she went through the operation <BR> well without any complications. Now we are just keeping a watch on her to make sure she does not have complic... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 01:20:43 EST PRAYER IS NEEDED TODAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2709497 I am asking prayer for my 31 year old daughter. She is having an operation today to find out what exactly is going on. She has cysts and fibroids on her ovaries and they are not sure what else. The doctor is doing surgery today to get them out and also make sure she does not have Cancer. She has been in chronic pain for four months now. Infact, it has been so bad that she had to quit her job as a music and PE Teacher at a Christian Preschool. This bothered her because she has been worki... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 12:28:00 EST Christmas Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2655056 I would like to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas! While you are celebrating this Christmas Day please remember to Thank Our Heavenly Father for HIS SON--JESUS! <BR> JESUS IS THE REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON! Also, enjoy the day with family and friends which after GOD are the most important people in a person's life. I want everyone on SPARKPEOPLE to know how much I appreciate all of you. I could not make it on this health journey without you. GOD IS THE ONE who directed me here and I a... Fri, 25 Dec 2009 08:50:02 EST Christmas Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2654569 I am sure that there will be a lot of parties going on tonight. Most of them will be family and friends gathering together eating and laughing and sharing stories of Christmasses past. <BR> I wonder how many of them will take time and reflect what happened the first Christmas Eve. <BR> There was a gathering then also. However, it was not in a nice big warm house. I imagine that the stable must have been smelly, cold and full of animals. The others who gathered were shepherds and a mother,... Thu, 24 Dec 2009 20:24:34 EST Why Bother Taking Care Of My Body? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2604568 There are many answers to this question. I heard people say: "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." Others have said: "I want to be more physically fit." Others have said: "I want to dance at my son's or daughter's wedding." Others have said: "I want to enjoy time with my spouse." Others have said: "I want to see my grandchildren grow up." Others have said: "I want to be able to play with my children." I am sure there are many, more answers to this question. These are ... Wed, 2 Dec 2009 12:49:21 EST Starting New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2594841 SPIRITUAL GOALS: <BR> 1. Read Daily Leslie Sansone's "Walking The Walk, Getting Fit With Faith" Book. <BR> 2. Do "The Prayer That Changes Everything, The Hidden Power Of Praising God" Bible <BR> Reading And Bible Study by Stormie Omartian <BR> 3. Spend Daily Devotional And Quiet Time With The LORD. <BR> <BR> PHYSICAL AND NUTRIONAL GOALS: <BR> 1. East Six Mini- Meals Daily <BR> 2. Do The "Walking The Walk, Getting Fit With Faith" DVD by Leslie Sansone First Thing In The <BR> M... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 02:35:06 EST PRAYER IS NOT ALWAYS ASKING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2592993 When we hear the word prayer a lot of us think it is about asking GOD for something or asking GOD to do something. Yes, this is one form of prayer. However, prayer is much, much, more than just asking. A form of prayer is PRAISING! We can and should be praising <BR> GOD for who HE is and what HE has done. When we see the beauty of the world we live in we should be PRAISING GOD for HE is the ONE who made it. We should be praising GOD for HIS <BR> GREAT LOVE for us. We should be praising... Sat, 28 Nov 2009 02:37:03 EST WE HAVE A LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2589977 To those of us who live in the United Stated we are celebrating Thanksgiving Day! Since I grew up in the town next to Plymouth, Massachusetts I am very aware of why the Pilgrims came to this country. They wanted to worship The LORD the way they felt The LORD said and not the King of England said. Yes, there were others that came with them and did not share their beliefs. However, we who live in the United States still have a lot to be Thankful for. <BR> We still have freedom to worship th... Thu, 26 Nov 2009 10:20:54 EST HE WORKS IN WAYS WE DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2586586 In one of my blogs I mentioned that our 31 year old daughter was having serious health concerns. She had been to several doctors and even the emergency room. No one could find the cause except they knew she was in real pain. My husband and I and friends and several teams here had been praying for her. Well, finally our Naturopathic Doctor sent her to a chiropractor/physical therapist. After some X-Rays and rests he found the root of the problem and is treating her. GOD ANSWERED OUR PRAY... Tue, 24 Nov 2009 18:46:15 EST We Are Not Weak When We Depend On HIM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2582683 I have heard even Believers say "I Can Do This On My Own!" I am not sure if it is society or <BR> our quest to be independent but this is not what the Bible teaches. When we are dependent on the LORD, we are NOT weak but we are STRONG! We know where our power and our strength comes from. It does not come from us, it comes from HIM! I will readily admit that I <BR> am dependent on the LORD! I have heard unbelievers say believing in GOD is a crutch! Well, if it is, I will gladly accept i... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 09:36:40 EST HE IS WITH US DURING THE STORMS IN OUR LIVES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2579584 Our 31 year old daughter is going through some serious health problems right now. The doctors are trying to get to the root of the cause. I am going through some serious health issues right now. There are other things going on in our lives. However, we have The LORD! <BR> HE never promised that we would not have problems. HE did promise that HE would be with us during them and get us through them. After getting healed of Cancer this past year there is no doublt in my mind that there wil... Sat, 21 Nov 2009 21:18:21 EST GOD IS WORKING HIS HEALING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2572868 Even though I am going through a lot of different health problems right now, I know GOD is working HIS HEALING in me. No, It is not instant healing as I might want it. However, The LORD knows BEST! I know HE is showing me to be patient and to trust HIM and let HIM be in <BR> charge of my body. That is what I am doing! I am letting The LORD be in charge of my body. <BR> HE is not just healing me physcially, HE is healing me spiritually. I am getting closer and closer to HIM every day. I... Wed, 18 Nov 2009 21:50:23 EST Getting Healthy Is Not Just What We Eat Or Drink Or The Exercise We Do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2561577 As I was having Prayer Time I realized that The LORD was telling me that getting healthier was not just for my Physical Body. I should be getting healthier Spiritually, Physically, Emotionally, Mentally and even Socially. 1. Spiritually: I do spend time with The LORD daily in <BR> Bible Study and Prayer. However, I can and will make more time with HIM daily. 2. Physically: <BR> I am to make sure I eat my six gluten-free mini-meals daily. Also, remember to exercise 1 to <BR> 2 hours a ... Sat, 14 Nov 2009 19:50:04 EST HE is still in CONTROL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2542898 Even though I have been going through some major health problems, The LORD is still in <BR> CONTROL! I have not taken them back from HIM. I am actually eating healthier and completly <BR> gluten-free than I ever had before. Even though I cannot dance for exercise like I used to right <BR> now, I am walking. Acttually the walking gets me out of the house and looking around at HIS <BR> creations! I know I am only doing this through HIM! PRAISE THE LORD! Life would be so much easier if we... Sat, 7 Nov 2009 21:08:10 EST Day 4 Of Giving My Health To HIM And Not Taking It Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2497824 Well, the day is not done yet in Arizona. However, I am doing good at keeping to my Morning <BR> Devotional Time with The LORD (my spiritual life) and by the time the day is over I will have eaten six-mini meals and exercised (my physical life). I did this morning what my lifetime verse says: "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3NIV. If I focus on this verse daily and mediate on it daily, I will do all right. Actually, I will <BR> do more than ... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 19:41:57 EST Day 3 Of Giving My Health To HIM And Not Taking It Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2495555 Well, this is Day 3 and I had Devotional Time with The LORD today. I also ate five mini-meals, <BR> healthy ones. I try to eat either five or six mini meals a day. I will exercise in just a little while <BR> by dancing fast in my livingroom. Again, my lifetime verse is: "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3 NIV. This is what I am trying to do daily! <BR> I CAN DO THIS WITH THE LORD'S HELP AND GUIDANCE! WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> GOD BLESS! <BR> lOU... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 23:56:21 EST DAY 2 OF GIVING MY HEALTH TO HIM AND NOT TAKING IT BACK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2492335 Well, I got through Day 1 and Day 2. Yesterday I spent time with The LORD in Bible Rading and <BR> Prayer and going to Church. My Spiritual Health is just as if not more important than my <BR> Phyical Health. Then I ate six healthy mini meals. I also exercised by dancing fast in my livingroom. Today I began the day with Bible Reading and Prayer. I also ate six mini meals, healthy ones. I have not exercised yet but soon I will dance again for exercise. My daily lifetime verse is: "Com... Mon, 19 Oct 2009 22:34:55 EST Giving My Health To HIM And Not Taking It Back Anymore! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2487827 I have been struggling with my weight for years now. The LORD led me to a great Naturopathic Doctor who has been helping me. However, I lost a lot of weight and then gained it back. I realize I cannot do this Healthy Journey without The LORD! I have given it to HIM so many times and taken it back from HIM so many times. Starting today I am giving it to <BR> The LORD and NOT taking it back anymore. "Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3 NIV Thi... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 10:48:40 EST