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  • ...13 Weeks til Christmas - 1 week down

    10/1/2014 9:50:34 AM, by A_BIT_AT_A_TIME

    My 13 week countdown started not too bad. I got my steps in every day except one (I was dizzy). I didn't quite lose 2.5 pounds - but 2 pounds will do. Although I got a new scale and now I've gained almost 2 pounds overnight. I've... Read more

  • Please pray

    10/1/2014 7:36:11 AM, by TERRY0217

    Please say a prayer. ..I have a job interview tomorrow. . Thank you... Read more

  • It's a wacky kinda Wednesday

    10/1/2014 7:13:44 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I got a call yesterday evening around 8:30pm. My sister Gerri was taking mom to the hospital for a fever of 101. Mom's is usually around 97 so that's a bit of a fever for her. So say a prayer for her if you would please? I'm ... Read more

  • Making exercise fun...

    9/30/2014 6:45:12 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Do you all know you can make your own exercise groupings? Mine look something like this.. Each grouping of course has exercise attached to it, but the nam... Read more

  • And In The Slip Of A Foot...

    9/29/2014 7:07:30 PM, by KEEGSMOM1

    That Saturday morning in July of this year started out like any other rainy, muddy morning. I had no idea that my life was about to drastically change. But as I walked along the wet mushy ground, wearing a pair of rubber sandals that I had failed to fasten, my foot suddenly sank into the mud and sto... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    9/29/2014 7:26:06 AM, by DGFOWLER

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  • What talents do you possess?

    9/28/2014 9:03:01 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. ~ Henry Van Dyke Henry sure had the right idea didn't he? How many talents do you possess that lie dormant? Why are yo... Read more

  • ARE YOU STILL IN PRISON? DO YOU WANT TO GO BACK???

    9/27/2014 11:25:32 PM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Discharged From Prison(By Max Lucado /UpWords.com) Have you ever heard of a discharged prisoner who wanted to stay? Nor have I. When the doors open, prisoners leave! The thought of a person preferring jail over freedom doesn’t compute. Once the penalty is paid, why live under bondage? You are d... Read more

  • How women feel about themselves vs how others do.

    9/27/2014 10:37:44 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I want to share something with all of you. It is how women perceive themselves vs how their family and friends see themselves. I don't know about any of you but I had to have my Kleenexes handy. You can view the video on the f... Read more

  • The Best Yes - book study group?

    9/26/2014 4:22:12 PM, by A_BIT_AT_A_TIME

    If anyone is interested in going through the book "The Best Yes" by Lysa TerKeurst as a group here on SP, let me know (or join the team I set up) The online study started this week but the online small groups are full - we could have our own small group if anyone is interested. w... Read more

  • That time of the week again

    9/26/2014 6:59:34 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I believe I say it every Friday and I'll say it again today. I'm glad it is Friday. I went to the docs Tuesday. They want to put me on Blood Pressure medicine. I've never had a problem with it before. She gave me the line... Read more

  • THE LOVE OF GOD! SO RICH AND PURE.

    9/25/2014 11:50:47 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Every Spiritual Blessing(By Max Lucado/UpWords.com) You possess (get this!) every spiritual blessing possible. Ephesians 1:3 promises that “in Christ, God has given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms.” This is the gift offered to the lowliest sinner on earth. Who could make such... Read more

  • What works for one may not work for another

    9/25/2014 6:45:58 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I ran across a really good article on MSN yesterday. You can view it here healthyliving.msn.com/we
    ight-loss/11-scientificall
    y-proven-ways-to-avoid-wei
    ght-gain#1 The article is about 11 scientifically proven ways to avoid weight gain. They are good facts. Ma... Read more

  • WHAT DO PEOPLE CALL US?

    9/24/2014 10:11:54 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    He Calls You His Child(by Max Lucado/UpWords.com) You may know what it’s like to carry a stigma. Each time your name is mentioned, your calamity follows. “Have you heard from John lately? You know, the fellow who got divorced?” “We got a letter from Jerry. Remember him, the alcoholic?” “... Read more

  • Officially Fall

    9/23/2014 6:49:17 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Autumn, interchangeably known as fall in the US and Canada, is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere) when the arr... Read more

  • ACCESS TO GOD THROUGH CHRIST (IMMANUEL)

    9/22/2014 10:40:31 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Access to the Father(Max Lucado/UpWords.com) If a child you don’t know appears on your doorstep and asks to spend the night, what would you do? Likely you would ask his name, where he lives, find out why he is roaming the streets, and contact his parents. On the other hand, if a youngster enter... Read more

  • First day of Fall

    9/22/2014 6:40:46 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I have to comment just a week bit on fall. IT IS MY FAVORITE SEASON OF THE YEAR!!!! Whew I said it.. it's finally out and now you know one more thing about me. It also unfortunately makes my have multiple seiz... Read more

  • 13 Weeks til Christmas

    9/21/2014 2:20:29 PM, by A_BIT_AT_A_TIME

    Can you hear the sleigh bells?? Well, a bit more than 13 weeks - 13 and a half - but 13 full weeks I've set myself a high goal to lose 30 pounds by Christmas - roughly 10 pounds per month. I know I can do it - I've done i... Read more

  • A great day to love yourself

    9/21/2014 9:43:27 AM, by DGFOWLER

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  • Keeping it simple

    9/20/2014 6:01:35 PM, by DGFOWLER

    Today my sister and I cleaned my mom's bedroom. Talk about a chore. There was so much dust it's a wonder she isn't sick all of the time. I worked from noon until 4:30 pm straight. I did use 180 minutes of heavy cleaning because it involved moving furniture, vacuuming, dusting and shampooing carp... Read more

  • OK....TRUSTING IN GOD....BIG TIME!!!

    9/20/2014 11:39:23 AM, by TERRY0217

    My friends...you know I'm taking some time off to get my priorities together...and..you said to drop by if I needed a little support...well.. . yesterday...I found out I'm losing my part time job...no surprise...the nuns are in their 80's and 90's, but, we thought WE"D be taking care of them...s... Read more

  • A FRIEND WHO IS A FRIEND ETERNALLY

    9/19/2014 10:49:25 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Peace with God(BY MAX LUCADO) As a monk and his apprentice walked back to the abbey, the younger man was unusually quiet. But when asked if anything was wrong the student responded, “What business is it of yours?” When the abbey came in sight, the monk asked, “Tell me my son. What troubles your... Read more

  • Finally Friday

    9/19/2014 7:01:37 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I am happy today is Friday. I am ready for it. I haven't slept good all week and I'm hoping for a few extra hours tomorrow morning. Tomorrow my sister Connie and I will be going to my mom's house and cleaning, cleaning, cle... Read more

  • A DEBT WE CAN NOT PAY.

    9/18/2014 11:27:55 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    How Much Do We Owe?(BY Max Lucado/UpWords.com) How do I deal with the debt I owe to God? Deny it? My conscience won’t let me. Find worse sins in others? God won’t fall for that. Try to pay it off? I could, but we don’t know the cost of sin. We don’t even know how much we owe. What do we do? L... Read more

  • Taking a little break

    9/17/2014 8:47:31 PM, by TERRY0217

    I just wanted to let my dear friends know, that, I'll be taking a break from Spark for awhile...I just feel overwhelmed by life right now... My daughter learned that she has several gall stones (causing her major discomfort) and will have to have her gall bladder removed soon...she will have her c... Read more

  • Coach Nicole's Lying Straight-Leg Lowers

    9/17/2014 6:48:02 AM, by DGFOWLER

    picture is the property of SP) So....I'm reading away at my SP emails this morning and I'm watching Coach Nicole bust a move on Lying Straight-Leg Lowers. Now I must say her form is awesome but I have to tell you about mine too... Read more

  • What's on your mind this morning?

    9/16/2014 6:45:34 AM, by DGFOWLER

    How are you all doing? Great I hope. Aren't you glad that we are given another day to start all over again? I sure am! Yesterday was tough at work. We were so busy that we were running around like a chicken with... Read more

  • Healthy Habits to fight aging

    9/15/2014 7:00:19 AM, by DGFOWLER

    So I was reading an article here on SP this morning. The article is about 5 healthy habits that fight the signs of aging. You can read it here www.sparkpeople.com/reso
    urce/wellness_articles.asp
    ?id=1237 These five signs are basically 1. ) Eat Right: Healthy Ski... Read more

  • A SCRIPTURE FOR THIS AGE.

    9/14/2014 11:08:18 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    John 16 1:7 (KJV ipd) "1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended . 2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh , that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the... Read more

  • All is well !

    9/14/2014 9:23:37 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    ALL IS WELL youtu.be/bo5zx1E-f2Y Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.... Read more

  • Turning your back

    9/14/2014 9:05:32 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Good morning sparkers......I ran across this quote this morning while reading my SP emails. And....of course I have a few things to say about it. 1.) Fi... Read more

  • WE ARE THE BRANCHES

    9/13/2014 10:21:10 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 Just a Reading and three songs today. God bless. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Judy Daily Bible Reading from BibleStudyTools.com September 13, 2014 - New American Standard John 15:1-5 Jesus Is the Vine--Followers Are Branches 1 "I am the true vine,... Read more

  • My Jesus Knows.

    9/12/2014 9:19:37 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Jesus Knows Just How You Feel(from Jesus.org/UpWords.com) by Max Lucado The next time your world goes from calm to chaos—ponder this: Jesus knows how you feel. His eyes have grown weary. His heart has grown heavy. He knows how you feel. You’re no doubt convinced Jesus is acquainted with sorr... Read more

  • And it's Friday once more

    9/12/2014 7:08:37 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Do you ever notice how the days seem to meld together? One day isn't much different than the next and before you know it the end of a new month has arrived and you're already looking at a different season of the year? ... Read more

  • Body Test

    9/11/2014 9:43:03 AM, by BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

    For the Sunny gal challenge this week in one of my teams, we are to go to this website which tells you your body fat percentage and then to blog. These were my results: You have 44.4% body fat. You have 143.4 Pounds of fat and 179.6 Pounds of lean (muscle, bone, body water) ... Read more

  • DO YOU REMEMBER?

    9/11/2014 9:40:28 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    IN MEMORY OF 9-11-2001 A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO AMERICA youtu.be/mm-8a6YrCSo The National Anthem (Carrie Underwood) youtu.be/fvj6zdWLUuk Where were You When the World Stopped? (Alan Jackson) youtu.be/R... Read more

  • Are you contagious?

    9/11/2014 6:56:07 AM, by DGFOWLER

    So I want to know are any of you contagious? One of the definitions to contagious is tending to spread from person to person. Now I don't know about you but there are somethings that are contagious that don't even belong to ... Read more

  • Doing for others

    9/9/2014 6:50:48 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Happy Tuesday morning friends Last evening while I was walking my dog I noticed a man across the street from my house sitting in the grass. I didn't pay ... Read more

  • JUST WHO ARE YOU ANYWAY? WHO AM I? REALLY?

    9/8/2014 7:54:19 PM, by SINGINGLADY47

    If you say to me tonight, "Who are you, Judy? What have you done with your life? What is your true purpose. If I write a book about you, Judy, what would it say?" Let's see, I guess I would say I was born October 21, 1947 to a a country music singer/guitar player and a woman who worked as a looper ... Read more

  • Decide, Plan, Focus, Succeed

    9/8/2014 4:23:32 PM, by DGFOWLER

    "Self-discipline is when you tell yourself to do something and you don't talk back." - W. K. Hope Do you admire people who can organize their lives? Their homes and workplaces are organized and neat as a pen. They can find ... Read more

  • A Day Of Rest !?

    9/7/2014 7:01:29 PM, by TERRY0217

    I was going to confess to all of you...I am taking advantage of this beautiful day and relax,,,, Or did I? I got up at 7:30am stripped my bed and had the bedding washed and hanging outside by 9:00..I made breakfast and then pulled everything out of my bottom kitchen cabinets ( I did the top on... Read more

  • My me time yesterday

    9/6/2014 4:40:51 PM, by DGFOWLER

    I tried posting this earlier and it wouldn't post I was being told they couldn't listen to it. Yesterday my me time was doing a duet with a friend of mine on singsnap.com Below is the link. The song is September When it Comes. I hope you enjoy it. www.singsnap.com/karaoke
    /watch... Read more

  • Exercise

    9/5/2014 8:19:21 PM, by DGFOWLER

    What a dog would say if he could talk: Friday exercise and relaxation Have a blessed evening ~ Donna... Read more

  • TGIF

    9/5/2014 6:34:39 AM, by DGFOWLER

    It is TGIF....Tremendously Gratful it's Friday I finished yesterday out w/a straight 32 min of Gazelling and more poetry work as you can see by the top poem posted. Day 4 ... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    9/4/2014 7:34:10 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Be of good cheer and great things will come back to you. Have a blessed Thursday everyone. ~ Donna PS.. Day 3 of 30 Day September challenge.... Read more

  • No more diets! 7 Healthy Habits!

    9/3/2014 4:52:56 PM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    My seven new healthy habits! NO MORE DIETS FOR ME! Exercise 5 minutes 3x's daily. Brush hair & teeth daily. Eat 2 vegetable and 2 fruit servings daily. Make bed and... Read more

  • Have a great Wednesday

    9/3/2014 8:45:03 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    John 10: 14 "I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, 15 even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. " Good morning. Just a scripture and two songs for you this morning. Going to hospital for pacemaker today. I should be bac... Read more

  • Karis the Lion Cub

    9/3/2014 7:07:42 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Day 2 of my September 17 min exercise challenge and daily me time was accomplished by doing a straight 32 min of exercise on the Gazelle followed my leg lifts and dumbbells. My me time once more consisted of writing more poetry ... Read more

  • Brother update..good and not so good

    9/2/2014 11:24:50 PM, by TERRY0217

    My brother went for his follow up today... His eye is fine...Thank God! the burns on his face are healing the burns on his arm are not healed yet the burns on his shoulder were reclassified as 3rd degree burns... Please continue to pray for his recovery... Thank you all so very much!... Read more

  • Tuesday Blessings

    9/2/2014 6:56:51 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Good morning everyone . I finished September first very well yesterday. 77 minutes total exercise, 31 of those were consecutive minutes that my SP tracker tracked. And.....drum roll, I spent about 45 minutes last n... Read more

  • Sunny Gal Pledge

    9/1/2014 9:55:31 PM, by BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

    Goals: * I will do yoga/meditation at least 3 days a week each morning. * I will drink 8 glasses of water everyday. * I will exercise every day, even if just for a little bit (with one or two relax days) * I Will keep up with my Sunny Gal team and log on to spark often & teams. * I ... Read more