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  • SPOILER...Plan of Salvation

    5/24/2016 12:29:47 PM, by JLAMING263

    Theodore M. Burton Exaltation comes as a gift from God, dependent upon my obedience to God’s law. No works I do solely of my own power can bring this to pass. Only by the grace of God has this course been opened to me, but only through obedience to the laws of God can I claim my inheritance in the... Read more

  • Tuesday beautiful Tuesday

    5/23/2016 11:10:05 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Well still arguing over my brothers health it never ends I may have of make a video and send it out throughout the country not sure starting to write everything down and taking pictures hugs enjoy your day... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    5/23/2016 1:15:51 PM, by JLAMING263

    Russell M. Nelson Grand as it is, planet Earth is part of something even grander—that great plan of God. Simply summarized, the earth was created that families might be.... Read more

  • Still holding

    5/22/2016 9:52:23 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well no moving on the scale as yet, it's not moved in any direction since November of last year. I'm annoyed with the scale, with having pcos, with being a t1d, with having celiac disease and being post menopausal to boot. I'm also annoyed with eating healthy, getting in 15k of steps n clothing is... Read more

  • SPOILER...Love

    5/22/2016 1:31:28 PM, by JLAMING263

    Henry B. Eyring Love is the motivating principle by which the Lord leads us along the way towards becoming like Him, our perfect example. Our way of life, hour by hour, must be filled with the love of God and love for others.... Read more

  • Gods Day

    5/22/2016 12:24:02 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    He is showing improvement in the hospital they broke 2 teeth he got 6 stitches 2 black eyes and a huge knot on his cheek with severe lacerations because they new he was a fall risk and never answer his call light for 30 minutes so one time he slipped on water and one time he fell and the first t... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonement

    5/21/2016 3:53:59 PM, by JLAMING263

    Dallin H. Oaks Because of His atoning experience in mortality, our Savior is able to comfort, heal, and strengthen all men and women everywhere, but I believe He does so only for those who seek Him and ask for His help.... Read more

  • Technology Won This Battle

    5/20/2016 10:43:00 AM, by KEELYJACK

    Yesterday I planned to start tracking my steps. I could not find my pedometer. The fitness monitor I have was dead and I could not find the charger. No problem I'll work it out today or this weekend. I thought about my goals and read some great articles on SP so I decided to be rave and weigh myself... Read more

  • SPOILER...Virtue

    5/20/2016 8:50:10 AM, by JLAMING263

    H. David Burton Traits of virtue broadly practiced can loosen Satan’s firm grip on society and derail his insidious plan to capture the hearts, minds, and spirits of mortal men.... Read more

  • TGIF

    5/20/2016 2:45:58 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Wishing things would be so much easier praying for everyone hugs... Read more

  • SPOILER...Trials

    5/19/2016 9:21:45 AM, by JLAMING263

    Thomas S. Monson Success is rarely simple. Generally it is preceded by tears, trials, trust, and testimony.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Faith

    5/18/2016 9:52:21 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Our preeminent identity is as a child of God. Knowing that will allow our faith to flourish." —Donald L. Hallstrom... Read more

  • Week in Review

    5/18/2016 4:09:25 PM, by KEELYJACK

    So I'm back at this weight loss thing for a week now. I'm still not ready to step on the scale or measure myself. I'm too disappointed and I'm afraid the numbers would deter me. So instead I'm choosing to keep moving forward and evaluate my progress through behavioral changes and eating habits. I ... Read more

  • GP n my Husband's SDiT

    5/17/2016 6:07:31 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well semi good news on my front my GP agrees that the nurologist I saw was helpful in discounting anything nurologic going on for my pain. But disagrees with his assessment that I'm lazy and don't eat healthy. She's been following my public posts - so has seen it layed bear plus my words and upset... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    5/17/2016 11:37:48 AM, by JLAMING263

    Marvin J. Ashton To be effective, family communication must be an exchange of feelings and information. Doors of communication will swing open in the home if members will realize time and participation on the part of all are necessary ingredients.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    5/16/2016 6:59:45 PM, by JLAMING263

    L. Tom Perry Family is the center of life and is the key to eternal happiness.... Read more

  • Life Brings Challenges

    5/16/2016 12:47:43 PM, by KEELYJACK

    Every day, sometimes it seems every waking moment brings a challenge. It seems easier to face if we know in advance what choice we will make in certain situations. Preparation is key to success. I made dinner last night for the family. Chicken, rice, artichokes and salad. Relatively healthy choice... Read more

  • Back On Track

    5/15/2016 5:11:50 PM, by KEELYJACK

    Yesterday was crazy. I attended a gun safety class for women. I learned a lot and I respect the power of a gun. It consisted of 4 + hours of class time,a break for lunch then 2 + hours of shooting time. We ate at Wendy's. I had a half salad. I thought all was well. By the time I got home I was star... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonement

    5/15/2016 8:57:11 AM, by JLAMING263

    Boyd K. Packer A testimony of the hope of redemption is something which cannot be measured or counted. Jesus Christ is the source of that hope.... Read more

  • Shrimp And Avocado Quesadillas

    5/14/2016 8:40:55 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Lunch is at 12pm sharp! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 12-ounce bag small cocktail shrimp 1 tsp chopped garlic 1 Tbsp finely chopped red onion 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped 1 tsp grape seed oil or olive oil 2 avocados, halved and thinly sliced sh... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonement

    5/14/2016 7:11:32 AM, by JLAMING263

    Richard G. Scott Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, each of us can become clean and the burden of our rebellion will be lifted.... Read more

  • Moving forward

    5/13/2016 1:53:47 PM, by KEELYJACK

    So I put on my jeans and they seem even tighter than they did on Monday. That can't be right, can it? I want instant results. 2 days of being on track equals success. As much as I would love that to mean I've significantly dropped a few pounds or loosened up a dress size, it doesn't usually happen t... Read more

  • Thai Chicken With Linguine

    5/13/2016 12:02:12 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, If you love Thai food much as we do then...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 Tbsps olive oil 1 c chicken broth 2 Tbsps honey 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1/4 c crunchy peanut butter 1 tsp cornstarch 1 tsp ground gin... Read more

  • Day By Day

    5/12/2016 12:48:48 PM, by KEELYJACK

    Yesterday I decided to start on this new path towards better health and fitness. It is a plan I have had, even dreamed of many times. I am trying to be gentle with myself, to love me and cheer me on through my triumphs and trials. This is for me. I did 2 things well. I drank over 100 OZ of water a... Read more

  • Chicken Breast With Lemon And Thyme

    5/12/2016 12:34:18 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Remember dinner is at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves 3 Tbsps all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp white pepper 2 Tbsps olive oil, divided 1 Tbsp butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1 c chicken broth... Read more

  • Pain, pain please go away!

    5/11/2016 9:50:26 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    I'm sore all over from my neck to my hips to my feet. 15k steps all because I was told I HAVE to be MORE active. I am living in pain 24/7 and it is at a constant 5 to 7 on the pain scale, but I'm pushing through it because I've been told I have to by the nurologist who saw me. He told me I'm not ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    5/11/2016 8:34:33 PM, by JLAMING263

    "You and I can not only survive but prevail ... in our efforts to stand for truth in perilous times." —Susan W. Tanner... Read more

  • Tuna Garden Salad

    5/11/2016 6:08:57 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you realize how healthy tuna is for you? Well then,...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 3/4 c cold water 1 c condensed cream of chicken soup 1 c mayonnaise 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 Tbsp prepared mustard 1-1/2 cups tuna... Read more

  • A journey through life

    5/11/2016 3:18:09 PM, by KEELYJACK

    I have always loved food. I mean like insanely craved and adored certain foods. I mean like hide in the car to eat something decadent. Like I'd be too embarrassed to bring it home so I have to eat it all before I get there. Like I have to eat the last of this now because after this I'm going to eat... Read more

  • Pizza day

    5/10/2016 1:34:36 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well today is pizza day because it's part of the charity village thing pizza nova does each may. Cheap medium cheese or pepperoni pizza for under 5.00 which is a good deal over all. So my family will have their yummy treat and I'll have mine (this is the one time being celiac is hard!) As in home... Read more

  • SPOILER...Virtue

    5/10/2016 9:26:06 AM, by JLAMING263

    Elaine S. Dalton Sometimes we think we can live on the edge and still maintain our virtue. But that is a risky place to be.... Read more

  • SPOILER...stand for truth

    5/9/2016 2:19:41 PM, by JLAMING263

    "You and I can not only survive but prevail ... in our efforts to stand for truth in perilous times." —Susan W. Tanner... Read more

  • Acorn-Squash Rings

    5/9/2016 1:01:23 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I have been swamped!!!! There are not enough hours in a day! My last recipe and thought of the day was on the 5th and it is now the 8th (which is Mothers Day) Happy Mothers Day to all moms out there by the way! So without further ado...Take a peek! Ingredients~ ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Mothers

    5/8/2016 12:49:04 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Maternal love has to be divine. There is no other explanation…What mothers do is an essential element of Christ’s work." —Jeffrey R. Holland "Perhaps the reason we respond so universally to our mothers’ love is because it typifies the love of our Savior." —Bradley D. Foster "There is ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Music

    5/7/2016 5:57:01 PM, by JLAMING263

    Dallin H. Oaks Sacred music has a unique capacity to communicate our feelings of love for the Lord. This kind of communication is a wonderful aid to our worship. Many have difficulty expressing worshipful feelings in words, but all can join in communicating such feelings through the inspired words... Read more

  • SPOILER...Inspiration

    5/6/2016 8:12:05 AM, by JLAMING263

    James E. Faust We must attune ourselves to the inspiration from God and tune out the scratchy static. We have to work at being tuned in. Most of us need a long time to become tuned in.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Moving Forward...

    5/5/2016 8:24:07 AM, by JLAMING263

    Spencer W. Kimball Let us resume our journey forward and upward. Let us quietly put an end to our reluctance to reach out to others—whether in our own families, wards, or neighborhoods. We have been diverted, at times, from fundamentals on which we must now focus in order to move forward as a pers... Read more

  • Grilled Chicken And Herb-Cheese Wraps

    5/5/2016 12:05:46 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am "wrapping" up my plans for dinner! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 carton (8 ounces) nonfat plain yogurt 1 Tbsp wasabi powder 4 flour tortillas (9-inch) 1/2 c garlic-and-herb-flavored cheese spread, softened Grilled Chicken Breasts (below), cut into ... Read more

  • Sore, Pain n Glucose

    5/4/2016 10:48:03 AM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well Payton is settling in rather well. We've had him as of 6pm tonight for a full week. In this time I've been up every morning around 7am (most uncommon as I dislike getting up before 9am) and out of the house by 730 to give Payton an hours walk /run /training session. The nurologist I saw told... Read more

  • SPOILER...Grace

    5/4/2016 9:29:04 AM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf Today and forevermore God’s grace is available to all whose hearts are broken and whose spirits are contrite.... Read more

  • Lemon Ice

    5/4/2016 9:26:17 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I just went to the garden and picked some mint and lemons so...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups sugar 5 cups water 1-1/3 cups fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsps grated lemon zest mint leaves, for garnish Directions~ In a medium saucepan, ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Faith

    5/3/2016 6:48:27 PM, by JLAMING263

    Richard G. Scott When faith is properly understood and used, it has dramatically farreaching effects. Such faith can transform an individual’s life from maudlin, common everyday activities to a symphony of joy and happiness.... Read more

  • Meet Payton SDiT

    5/3/2016 10:46:38 AM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    This is my husband's seizure response dog Payton, he's been a great help to him. On top of keeping him active he's also getting him outside and walking so he's not feeling confined to the house. It's also ment I'm getting less sleep because I end up getting up earlier to take him for a mornin... Read more

  • Cauliflower Vinaigrette

    5/3/2016 12:24:59 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Nothing like homemade! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 medium head cauliflower 2 cups white wine vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil 4 Tbsps olive oil 1 tsp chopped chives 1 tsp chopped parsley 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp crushed bl... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    5/2/2016 6:48:18 PM, by JLAMING263

    Richard G. Scott Your happiness now and forever is conditioned on your degree of conversion and the transformation that it brings to your life.... Read more

  • Breakfast Calzone

    5/2/2016 9:37:06 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Have you had breakfast yet? Well then...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound bulk sweet sausage 1 pound bulk hot sausage 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 1 large yellow onion, chopped 10 eggs, scrambled 2 loaves fro... Read more

  • SPOILER...Adversity

    5/1/2016 12:56:50 PM, by JLAMING263

    "The question is not whether we will experience seasons of adversity but how we will weather the storms." —Dieter F. Uchtdorf... Read more

  • Red Cabbage Slaw With Raisins

    5/1/2016 10:19:26 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Cabbage and raisins and almonds oh my! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 large red cabbage, shredded 1 c raisins Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 c sour cream 2 Tbsps white wine vinegar 1/2 c slivered almonds, toasted Directions~ ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Gethsemane

    4/30/2016 9:38:39 AM, by JLAMING263

    Rafael E. Pino There is no infirmity, affliction, or adversity that Christ did not feel in Gethsemane.... Read more

  • Beet Relish

    4/30/2016 12:01:22 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Time to go out to garden! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups peeled, finely chopped (or grated), cooked fresh beets (about 3 medium beets) 2 Tbsps grated fresh horseradish (not prepared sauce) 4 tsps sugar (or more, to taste) 4 tsps vinegar 1 tsp cayenn... Read more

  • SPOILER...Plan of Salvation

    4/29/2016 11:48:15 AM, by JLAMING263

    "You have been sent to earth in this dispensation of time because of who you are and what you have been prepared to do!" —Linda K. Burton... Read more

  • Baked Jumbo Shrimp

    4/29/2016 10:27:30 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Seafood tonight! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2-1/4 pounds large raw shrimp 1/2 c butter or margarine 1 tsp salt 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 c chopped parsley 3 tsps grated lemon peel 3 Tbsps lemon juice lemon wedges Directions~ ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Faith

    4/28/2016 9:30:59 AM, by JLAMING263

    Koichi Aoyagi Put God first, regardless of the trials you face. Love God. Have faith in Christ, and entrust yourself to Him in all things.... Read more

  • Red Beans And Rice

    4/28/2016 12:07:07 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, A meal in itself! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 package dry kidney beans 1-pound package smoked sausage 2 smoked ham hocks or 4 smoked turkey necks 1 small onion 1/2 small green pepper onion salt (to taste) garlic salt (to taste) black pepper (to ... Read more

  • Got our Service Dog today

    4/27/2016 9:15:36 PM, by NYXWOLFWALKER

    Well my husband got his Epleptic Response Dog today, so now starts a new chapter of his life and that of his k9 companion. Long road ahead to be traveled for the two of them. But I'm pleased that they are bonding so well. Side effects of this means my husband will actually be MORE active thus me... Read more

  • Watermelon Punch

    4/27/2016 3:08:33 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Got watermelons growing in your garden? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 6 cups watermelon juice (see note) 2 cups pineapple juice 1 can (12 ounces) frozen raspberry juice blend 1 small can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate 1/4 c lemon juice ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Service

    4/27/2016 8:19:54 AM, by JLAMING263

    Henry B. Eyring We lighten the loads of others best by helping the Lord strengthen them.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Divine Guidance

    4/26/2016 1:21:51 PM, by JLAMING263

    David A. Bednar We frequently may press forward hoping and praying—but without absolute assurance—that we are acting in accordance with God’s will. But as we honor our covenants and keep the commandments, as we strive ever more consistently to do good and to become better, we can walk with the con... Read more

  • Sweet And Sour Chicken

    4/26/2016 8:37:36 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Some like it sweet, some like it sour! I got both! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 Tbsps soy sauce 3 Tbsps sake or sherry 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp ground ginger Directions~ Mix all of the ingredients plus 2 tablespoons of water in a b... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    4/25/2016 3:08:50 PM, by JLAMING263

    Adney Y. Komatsu As we faithfully render our stewardships in the Church, as we remember that our actions speak the feelings of our hearts, and as we extend our love to our Savior who waits to receive us into his kingdom, may we do so with hope and with love and with charity.... Read more

  • Taco Chicken Rolls

    4/25/2016 12:34:20 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Need something for movie night but do not know what? Well, I got it right here! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 C finely crushed cheese flavored crackers 1 envelope taco seasoning 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 2 ounces shredded Monterey Jack che... Read more