the Belief in the FAMILY OF GOD
I love my earthly family. Dad's gone, but I have some fond memories, and I knew he loved me. Mom remains, and she's also a believer, as are my 3 sisters, Pam, Leigh, and Gwyn - and we're all getting together this weekend with Mom! I don't know i... Read more
the Value of STEWARDSHIP, 3
Time is a resource that needs managing. One has to have so much sleep, and there are so many things to do during a day...Most important is to spend - INVEST - time in our relationship with the Lord. ANY relationship suffers when we don't spend t... Read more
the VALUE of STEWARDSHIP...2
Civic Pride is a form of stewardship. We're given dominion over the created world, but alas, many take that and abuse it by being careless with natural resources, or by literally abusing other creatures or even plants. F'rinstance, the vandalizi... Read more
the BELIEF in GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY
"God is in control" as Twila Paris sings - when my own plans seem to come to naught, I can rest assured that HIS are still in place. And while I do try to seek to know His will and move therein, I may misstep, get the timing wrong. But He gives ... Read more
the value of FORGIVENESS
Jesus taught us not only to pray asking for foregiveness but exhorted us to forgive, giving us examples in the parable of the wicked servant who did not forgive his fellow who owed him little after he had been forgiven an unpayable debt by his m... Read more
the value of STEWARDSHIP
I remember in the days of being a Missionette leader of the Primroses, we spoke about being good STEWARDS...of time, talent and money.
I've been having a problem with one young believer who is lacking in maturity, and hasn't learned this lesso... Read more
the VALUE of FELLOWSHIP
getting together with other believers to talk about experiences in the Lord, and even just to talk about STUFF..it's a time of being knit together, of enjoying one another. How's that Bill Gaither song go? Something like..."Going together, enjo... Read more
values and beliefs
Why do we do the things we do?
Lord, I know I undertook this weight loss program on Dr's strong exhortation...but what keeps me going is my desire to be all YOU made me to be, to head towards that ideal. And I want to be a good example in all ... Read more
Abi changed the exercise bike so that one works the arms as well, which makes it easier to pedal, but the WAY the arms move is still a good workout! This morning I also did a few stretches for my knees before pedaling. I've been gradually adding... Read more
Let your Yes be Yes
I was very angry today. Yesterday Abi and Lafayette told me they'd get the lawn mowed today (my mother's day gift)...but Abi said she couldn't start the gas mower, and the push kept sticking on twigs, so she gave up...and Lafayette "couldn't get... Read more
Love the Truth
As believers, we HAVE to love the truth - after all, Jesus IS the Truth!
So part of th ehelp I find in Spark is the calorie tracking, and taking responsibility for recording EVERYTHING, even those 2 Whopper Juniors I had Friday. Truth and acco... Read more
How many calories...?
How many calories do I burn to assemble an excercise bike? Whew! But it's nice, it has features like speed and virtual distance and thumb pulse and water bottle holder and book rack. When Abi and I unpacked it, we didn't find any directions. So ... Read more
Could have been so much worse
While I went considerably over my max in calories today, the accountability thru Spark has helped to keep it from going so much higher as it would have otherwise. So I am not totally displeased. I WAS prepared to be careful, and did try: it was ... Read more
How beautiful is the Body of Christ! Especially when we see beyond our own church's walls. I LOVE my home church, of course, but it is so precious to get toknow other saints and get a broader view of the Body, thru Spark.... Read more
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not up to snuff
I went WAY overboard last night BUT I RECORDED everything. Kind of to show myself "see what you did???" Went over today too but less so. From eating without taking account first. I need to do the measuring FIRST and adjust BEFORE I eat. Also, we... Read more