SparkPeople Christian Women with Depression Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10853 Christian women often suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar, hypomania, or just plain loneliness. Come join us as we work together to become the women God designed us to be. SparkPeople Christian Women with Depression Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=10853 Weekly Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x67260652 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! — 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) Sun, 30 Jul 2017 08:38:32 EST How often do you ride elevators? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x67244594 Friday, July 28 is "Talk in an elevator" day. <BR> <BR> I so rarely ride an elevator... there are none in Pleasant Hope. There are some in the hospital where I work, but I mostly use the stair.... When my hands are full from buying in the cafeteria, I ride but that is always alone. <BR> <BR> How about you? Ride elevators much? Ever try talking to strangers in the elevator? Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:29:29 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 1 Chronicles 16:11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x67218512 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. — 1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV) Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:35:11 EST July is Ice Cream month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x67198202 I love ice cream...almost any flavor. but the good stuff has the calories <BR> <BR> I have a little tag for my key chain from Wendy's which gives me a free, very small Frosty. <BR> This gives me a taste of ice cream and the calcium, for 170 calories. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:50:49 EST Change one of these two words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24x10853x67198139 You will find two words...Change ONE of them! <BR> <BR> An example: Tree Limb.......broken limb....broken dish....dish washer ....... <BR> <BR> Begin with Dish Washer! <BR> <BR> We had fun with this game in 2013...let's try it again. <BR> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:31:36 EST 3 THINGS or people I pray about http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x67198117 What things or people do you constantly pray about? We all pray for family and health concerns, but beyond that? Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:26:34 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Hebrews 11:1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x67178134 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. — Hebrews 11:1 (NIV) Sun, 16 Jul 2017 08:58:25 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Luke 18:27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x67133995 Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God." — Luke 18:27 (NIV) Sun, 9 Jul 2017 07:50:27 EST How many Team Bonus Points did you spin? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x67123489 Team points are back. Go to the top of your page under MY TRACKERS, go to MY SPARKPOINTS, Scroll down to the COMMUNITY section (second from the bottom) Click on the red flags. You are allowed 5 flags. <BR> <BR> Spin those red flags! Fri, 7 Jul 2017 10:21:53 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Matthew 6:33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x67092080 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. — Matthew 6:33 Sun, 2 Jul 2017 06:58:46 EST 3 things I want to do in July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x67087780 <em>67</em> <em>283</em> <em>379</em> <em>259</em> <em>298</em> <BR> Wow! Can you believe it is already July? Can you believe 2017 is halfway over? <BR> <BR> So...what do you want to do in July? Sat, 1 Jul 2017 12:35:23 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Micah 6:8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x67050111 He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. — Micah 6:8 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:37:49 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 4:29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x67011737 But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul. — Deuteronomy 4:29 (NIV) Sun, 18 Jun 2017 10:30:09 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66970675 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. — Proverbs 3:5-6 <BR> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 07:34:24 EST June 7th is VCR day...what say you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x66951727 VCR day...I still use mine to tape shows and watch them later; have a wall of VCR movies; <BR> I love my VCR! <em>334</em> Wed, 7 Jun 2017 18:31:43 EST Special things I am doing for ME in June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x66951653 We, Christian ladies often do many things for others...but sometimes we need a treat. <BR> What have you done or are you doing?? During June....for Yourself? Wed, 7 Jun 2017 18:09:53 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:30-31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66929601 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. — Isaiah 40:30-31 Sun, 4 Jun 2017 07:43:12 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66887363 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:13 Sun, 28 May 2017 08:00:42 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 1 Peter 5:6-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66845916 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. — 1 Peter 5:6-7 <BR> Sun, 21 May 2017 08:02:53 EST In Praise of common things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x66836736 Gratitude is an antidepressant. so lets just spend some time in "Praise of common things" <BR> Trees are wonderful! <em>573</em> <BR> Some years ago I planted a maple tree outside my kitchen window. It is now taller than the house and blows in the wind creating lovely songs. The leaves sway showing different shades of green on the top and bottom...I can sit on the back porch in the evening relaxing in the shade. <BR> Fri, 19 May 2017 12:19:32 EST Current Status-- Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24x10853x66807146 <em>41</em> Sun, 14 May 2017 10:39:34 EST 3 Things to complete before June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x66807126 Whew... <em>24</em> time flies and it is hard to keep these months straight! <BR> <BR> 1) Pre Plan and prepare the food for a family week-end. June 1-3 <BR> <BR> 2) Clean and shine unloved parts of my house for said week-end <BR> <BR> 3) Figure out where to put my Bible study in my 'not working' days Sun, 14 May 2017 10:35:04 EST My Mother always said, "-------- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x66807085 I have many quotes from my mother, as do you. Please share some now..... Sun, 14 May 2017 10:27:52 EST Favorite Museum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x66807039 May 18th is Museum Day....What Museum's have you enjoyed? Sun, 14 May 2017 10:18:43 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Proverbs 31:28-31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66806105 28  <BR> Her children rise up and call her blessed; <BR>     her husband also, and he praises her: <BR> 29  <BR> “Many women have done excellently, <BR>     but you surpass them all.” <BR> 30  <BR> Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, <BR>     but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. <BR> 31  <BR> Give her of the fruit of her hands, <BR>     and let her works praise her in the gates. Sun, 14 May 2017 07:42:09 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x66775639 <BR> My name is Loretta. Not sure if I have introduced myself here or no. <BR> Look forward to sharing and encouraging. Mon, 8 May 2017 23:22:46 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Hebrews 10:23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66765270 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. — Hebrews 10:23 (NIV) Sun, 7 May 2017 08:31:39 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Philippians 4:8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66720877 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:02:05 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Philippians 4:19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66677162 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:19 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:07:50 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Luke 24:1-6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66632476 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they has prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen..." Sun, 16 Apr 2017 07:21:22 EST Need Support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66588682 I am really struggling right now. Yesterday, i wrote a blog on Tumblr. it basically focuse on the trauma i faced in my years of 8-10. There were at least 5 seperate traumas that occured during that 2 year period. Yesterday, I was at my parents' yogurt shop. I kept getting the urge to lock myself into the walk in fridge. And, I was having visions of cutting. I'm going to be there for many hours today, as well. So, I culd really use some support. I will ave a computer and internet access, so I ... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 11:25:15 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Mark 11:7-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66586914 And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!" - Mark 11:7-10 ESV Sun, 9 Apr 2017 06:56:12 EST 3 Things To Do In April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x66543311 Time to start a new thread! What are 3 things you would like to accomplish this month? Sun, 2 Apr 2017 09:00:33 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:17-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66542505 And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge — that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. — Ephesians 3:17-19 Sun, 2 Apr 2017 07:23:03 EST Weekly Bible Verse: John 10:11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66499095 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. — John 10:11 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 06:21:01 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Isaiah 41:10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66454872 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 <BR> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:46:10 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 1 Peter 2:9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66411512 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. — 1 Peter 2:9 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 08:13:29 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 143:8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66363899 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. — Psalm 143:8 <BR> Sun, 5 Mar 2017 06:58:28 EST Lent http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x66334997 As we prepare our hearts for Resurrection Sunday, many people practice the Lenten discipline. Do you give up anything for Lent? Do you take on a new habit? What is your background with practicing Lent? Did your family participate growing up? How have you practiced Lent in the past? What is your church's stance on Lent? <BR> <BR> Let's share our past experiences and what we are looking forward to this Lenten season. Wed, 1 Mar 2017 06:24:04 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Proverbs 24:14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66313614 Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. — Proverbs 24:14 (NIV) Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:21:09 EST Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x66269757 Hello! My name is Crissy and I'm 32 years old. I've been married to my husband for 12 years and we've been blessed with 2 children (12 year old son, 4 year old daughter). <BR> Several months ago, I was hit with a very emotional situation and since then, I've been dealing with depression along with PTSD. There are days when I feel like I'm not going to make it. There are days when I don't even want to get out of bed. Lord, forgive me, but there's even been times when I've wondered about just ... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:24:00 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Galatians 6:9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66265651 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. — Galatians 6:9 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:33:05 EST Donor Day A-Z things I might donate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x66225097 A - Z things I might donate.... <BR> <BR> - A - Art supplies to an underfunded Day Care or primary school <em>268</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:25:03 EST Weekly Bible Verse: John 8:12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66217197 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." — John 8:12 <BR> Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:50:41 EST Umbrella Day Feb 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x66205769 <em>257</em> <em>257</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <em>257</em> <em>257</em> <em>298</em> <em>298</em> <BR> <BR> How many umbrellas do you have? Where do you keep them? How long do you keep an umbrella? Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:07:43 EST Opera Day Feb 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x66191705 Have you ever been to an Opera? What was your experience like? <BR> Once, 5 times, 10 times? Wed, 8 Feb 2017 12:56:56 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 10:5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66167388 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. — 2 Corinthians 10:5 Sun, 5 Feb 2017 07:28:55 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 100:4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66116658 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. — Psalm 100:4 Sun, 29 Jan 2017 07:14:58 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Hebrews 11:1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66066291 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. — Hebrews 11:1 <BR> Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:15:48 EST Weekly Bible Verse: James 1:17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x66012804 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. — James 1:17 (NIV) <BR> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:21:56 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Lamentations 3:22-23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65959289 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. — Lamentations 3:22-23 Sun, 8 Jan 2017 07:48:04 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65904725 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV Sun, 1 Jan 2017 08:24:40 EST Double vowel words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24x10853x65902699 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/53c28c3e-40b6-4041-94dc-87bbeddc9114.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Spool (images optional) Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:39:05 EST Name a color and a word associated with it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24x10853x65902683 Name a colour and a word associated with it: <BR> <BR> Green...grass Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:35:10 EST Burning Candles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x65902667 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d76b3c89-7a38-4439-9068-475e1c661c88.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These candles are burning to purify the air you breath in your home. <BR> The Holy Spirit desires to purify you. Think what you most need to eliminate from your actions, thoughts, or words. <BR> <BR> Consider sharing your thoughts for 2017 Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:31:15 EST Wrapped Gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x65902604 <em>407</em> God, our Heavenly Father, has sent us the gift of Jesus as Savior. <BR> <BR> We are promised "every good thing" so take this virtual wrapped box in your hands and ponder...what will make a difference in my life during 2017? <BR> smiles? hugs? peace? energy? When you have decided, open this gift and know that you have received what you need. <BR> <BR> * * * * * * * <BR> Consider sharing your thoughts.. <BR> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:22:43 EST 3 Goals and Dreams for 2017... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x65897811 Here's where we get to dream, imagine, plan, set goals for the New Year. <BR> <BR> What's in your heart to work on in 2017? Sat, 31 Dec 2016 08:44:00 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Isaiah 9:6 ESV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65862779 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Sun, 25 Dec 2016 10:50:17 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Luke 1:30-33 ESV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65820706 And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end." Sun, 18 Dec 2016 07:37:54 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65778084 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. — 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV) Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:08:30 EST Jesus is...the Alpha and Omega http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x65750322 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." <BR> <BR> Revelation 1:8 Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:06:13 EST Jesus is...I AM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x65737528 John 8:58 <BR> <BR> Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." Sun, 4 Dec 2016 22:14:35 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Colossians 3:12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65733098 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. — Colossians 3:12 (NIV) Sun, 4 Dec 2016 08:56:51 EST 3 Christmas things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x65730726 <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> Share at least 3 of your favorite Christmas things. Here are some ideas to get you started... <BR> <BR> favorite Christmas song...movie...cookie or goodie...tradition... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 20:45:57 EST 3 things I want to do in December... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x65730716 It just amazes me how quickly these months roll around! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> What do you want to do this month? <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>460</em> Sat, 3 Dec 2016 20:42:20 EST Today is the first day of Advent! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x65690465 Advent is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas (or sometimes from the 1st December to Christmas Day!). Advent means 'Coming' in Latin. This is the coming of Jesus into the world. Christians use the four Sundays and weeks of Advent to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas. <BR> <BR> I found the above definition when I did a Google search. What are you doing (or going to do) this year to prepare and remember the real meaning of Christmas? Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:30:43 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Hebrews 13:8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65686037 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. — Hebrews 13:8 (NIV) Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:40:35 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Galatians 6:2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65642966 Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. — Galatians 6:2 (NIV) Sun, 20 Nov 2016 07:59:01 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65595989 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. — 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) Sun, 13 Nov 2016 07:19:00 EST Warning: November 15 is 'Clean your Frig' Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24x10853x65557941 I usually can't clean my whole frig in one day....but If I start now....? <BR> <BR> In psych we used to say "You can tell a woman is depressed if you open her freezer and it hasn't been defrosted for so long that the frost is green" Now we have frost free freezers...LOL <BR> <BR> Aren't we lucky that simple test for depression no longer applies! Mon, 7 Nov 2016 10:37:58 EST 3 Things I Want To Do In November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x65552781 Sorry it's a few days late....What would YOU like to get done this month? Sun, 6 Nov 2016 15:58:50 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65549531 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. — 1 Corinthians 10:31 Sun, 6 Nov 2016 06:37:35 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 34:8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65501571 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. — Psalm 34:8 (NIV) Sun, 30 Oct 2016 07:37:59 EST Have you had your flu vaccination? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x65483283 Timing....benefits....concerns...... What about that flu vaccination? <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> <em>56</em> <em>12</em> <em>56</em> <em>128</em> <BR> <BR> The time is Now! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:33:44 EST Weekly Bible Verse: James 1:5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65454235 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. — James 1:5 Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:53:03 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Hosea 10:12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65407218 Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you. — Hosea 10:12 Sun, 16 Oct 2016 09:23:56 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Hebrews 12:2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65357811 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. — Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) <BR> Sun, 9 Oct 2016 07:20:59 EST Weekly Bible Verse: James 1:22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65308604 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. — James 1:22 (NIV) Sun, 2 Oct 2016 08:07:31 EST When is your birthday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x65303395 <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> When is your birthday? Please share so we can celebrate together. <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> Sat, 1 Oct 2016 12:35:12 EST A-Z Fall things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24x10853x65303367 <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <BR> <BR> If you can't tell by now, I love fall! Let's see if we can make an A-Z list of all things fall! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> Sat, 1 Oct 2016 12:31:44 EST 3 things I want to do in October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x65302701 <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Can you believe October is here already? What do you want to work on in October? <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> Sat, 1 Oct 2016 11:00:33 EST October Bible Reading Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x65266791 Let us seek the Lord regularly by Reading His Word <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> During the month of October, please track your Bible Reading on one of two Team Goals <BR> In one you put in a # and in the other you just put a check mark <BR> Which ever is more comfortable for you. <BR> <BR> Also make notes on this discussion thread about any thoughts, ponderings, insights that occur to you as you read <BR> <BR> Let us seek the Lord and share with each other <em>220</em> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:44:39 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Matthew 7:7-8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65257491 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." — Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV) Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:01:02 EST 3 fall things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x65234756 <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> I love fall! I'm so excited that tomorrow is the first official day of fall! So...I was thinking we could do a "fall" thread. You could either share your 3 favorite things about fall, or 3 things that are "fallish" <em>246</em> , or anything you want to share as we move into this fall season. We could do A-Z fall, but I guess that should've gone under the other forum instead of the 3 t... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 22:13:50 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Genesis 9:16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65207771 "Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." — Genesis 9:16 Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:09:43 EST What action says 'I love you'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x65172530 Long day of driving today...visiting Dad in Sedalia <em>433</em> <BR> "Could you bring your sewing machine and shorten some pants for me?" <BR> <em>541</em> Certainly Dad..that is one way I say "I love you" <BR> <BR> Now there is a good question.... "What actions say 'I love you'?" <BR> and it may be different things to different people...... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:42:54 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Nehemiah 9:6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65158879 You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. — Nehemiah 9:6 Sun, 11 Sep 2016 07:08:22 EST Majorly Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65147046 I am really struggling with negative thoughts. My hubby and i are facing a few tough situations that have no good answers. My son is caught in the middle of one of them. I don't know how I can support and help him without his mother accusing me of interfering (he is my step-son). I saw the therapist a week ago, when all this started. And, I was so anxious and worked up, all I could do is pace in his office. He cut our session short because I was super worked up and clammed up, so he didn't fe... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 10:15:23 EST Weekly Bible Verse: James 1:12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65109992 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV) Sun, 4 Sep 2016 08:08:34 EST 3 things I want to do in September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x65086733 <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> It's hard to believe September is here! So...what are your goals for this month? Wed, 31 Aug 2016 21:36:36 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Romans 8:26-27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65062563 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will. — Romans 8:26-27 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:45:33 EST Happiness Happens Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x65023247 I See Happy when.....? <BR> Can we do the alphabet before the end of August? <BR> <BR> - A - I see Happy when I look at the ART produced by children Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:54:28 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Romans 8:15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x65013817 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." — Romans 8:15 Sun, 21 Aug 2016 07:21:26 EST Weekly Bible Verse: John 8:12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64967163 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." — John 8:12 Sun, 14 Aug 2016 07:42:59 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 1 Chronicles 16:11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64920762 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. — 1 Chronicles 16:11 Sun, 7 Aug 2016 08:31:53 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x64880873 Hi, I'm Valerie from Illinois. I have been married to my fantastic husband for 21 years and have a19 yo daughter and a 15 yo son. I have been dealing with panic attacks, anxiety and depression since my late teens (I will be 50 in December). God is the ONLY REASON I am still going. I am a Born again Christian, who attends an awesome church. Since February my anxiety has gotten worse (my doctor thinks it's due in part to perimenopause). I have joined and left SparkPeople numerous times and will... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:43:43 EST 3 things I want to do in August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x64877520 <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>150</em> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>150</em> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>150</em> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>150</em> <BR> <BR> Wow! Where did the summer go? Can you believe it's time for August? <BR> <BR> So, how did you do on your July goals? What 3 things do you hope to do in August? Sun, 31 Jul 2016 21:24:21 EST New in the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x64874476 Hi <BR> I'm Monica and I'm from Sweden. I joined SP in 2007, lost 15 kg, but I still have some kg left to loose. Since English not is my language there may be a lot of grammatical faults in my writing. <BR> <BR> In november 2007 my world fell apart and I was diagnosed with depression, panic attacks and was totally drained from energy. I was full-time sick until 2008. I have been treated with medication and therapy and I think my recovery is going well. Today I have a full time job and someti... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 11:33:53 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64872971 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! — 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) Sun, 31 Jul 2016 07:58:56 EST Make new word from last 2 letters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x64846902 Please ensure that the next person can indeed create a new word with the word you have selected. <BR> <BR> I will start with: Orange <BR> <BR> and the next word will start with GE...... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:04:22 EST Weekly Bible Verse: James 5:15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64827733 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. — James 5:15 (NIV) Sun, 24 Jul 2016 08:04:25 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 46:1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64782018 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. — Psalm 46:1 (NIV) Sun, 17 Jul 2016 07:35:20 EST Getting to Know You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x64772414 (COPY &amp; PASTE THEN ADD IN YOUR ANSWERS) JUST SOME FUN! <BR> <BR> A little Getting to Know you Quiz ( COPY &amp; PASTE) <BR> <BR> 1. FAVORITE SMELLS? <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE? <BR> <BR> <BR> 4. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? <BR> <BR> <BR> 5. HAIR COLOR? <BR> <BR> <BR> 6. EYE COLOR? <BR> <BR> <BR> 7. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? <BR> <BR> <BR> 8 FAVORITE FOOD? <BR> <BR> <BR> 9. S... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:30:01 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Luke 18:27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64734338 Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God." — Luke 18:27 (NIV) Sun, 10 Jul 2016 07:40:33 EST Virtual Housewarming Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x64688857 Suggested to me by Lemonberries (TY and please add instructions) <BR> <BR> Virtual Housewarming Party where you all share tips to balancing work, family, house, hobbies, and garden!! <BR> <BR> Seasonal decoration for the front door....or for an actual party the wreath could hold paper and pencils for a game? Sun, 3 Jul 2016 16:08:21 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64685473 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. — 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Sun, 3 Jul 2016 07:25:55 EST 3 Things I want to do in JULY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x64680787 I will post again for JULY....but 2 months will be all I will have these goals <BR> <BR> 1) clean out my sewing room and begin sewing again 4 X a week <BR> <BR> 2) Set up a 'Sewing Day' for Days for Girls hope to find one which can be on going. <BR> <BR> 3) Do a 'deep clean' of my bedroom; and my car Sat, 2 Jul 2016 12:51:39 EST One thing I would ask for my Nation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x64643601 All the patriotic colors are out in the stores here in USA. We are also deep into election stuff. <BR> <BR> So, If you could ask for ONE request for our Nation (you gals in Australia and Britain can ask for your country as well). <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:11:15 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Matthew 6:20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64634578 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. — Matthew 6:20 <BR> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:32:25 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 1 Peter 5:7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64586192 Cast all your anxiety on him [God] because he cares for you. — 1 Peter 5:7 <BR> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:47:43 EST My Father.. ..finish the sentence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x64581717 My father is still alive and alert at 92! Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:34:08 EST New today - from the UK :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x64561348 Hi! I just wanted do say a quick intro - I'm 52, happily married, no children or pets, like walking, gardening, listening to music, reading and cooking, and am a born again Christian. I live in England and have been in a gloom for about 6 months I think. It's time to do something about it. I'll be looking over the spark depression teams I joined today and other websites, and walking more, as I feel sure that if I went to the doctor he would prescribe more exercise. Looking forward to get... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:29:40 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64539142 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! — 2 Corinthians 5:17 <BR> Sun, 12 Jun 2016 06:49:00 EST What makes a Day Memorable for You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x64536232 In our daily surroundings, we can forget that every day is valuable. Live in this moment, right now today. Make it Memorable! <BR> <BR> Take the month on May 2016...name 3 days that have stayed in your mind Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:25:25 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Galatians 5:22-23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64491687 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. — Galatians 5:22-23 <BR> Sun, 5 Jun 2016 07:47:25 EST Repeat Day is June 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x64476821 It is suggested to make a list of thinks that you enjoyed doing and would like to "Repeat" <BR> Then on JUNE 3d Repeat them. <BR> <BR> Kind of short notice. But we could make a list for next year! and who knows? we might do some of them? <BR> <BR> Watch the sun set; enjoy a rainbow; play catch with me dog; <BR> <BR> What to you have? <BR> Thu, 2 Jun 2016 23:40:44 EST 3 Things I want to do in JUNE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x64466501 OK here is the place to post for June <BR> Love new starts and we can have 12 of these each year. <em>345</em> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 15:40:33 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64441859 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. — 1 Thessalonians 5:23 <BR> Sun, 29 May 2016 07:33:24 EST My Journey to Good Health suitcase contains A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x64424032 On my Journey to Good Health, I may need supplies and supports. Let's try for alphabetical to make a game of it. <BR> Feel free to add any encouraging comments <BR> <BR> -A- aerobic videos Thu, 26 May 2016 10:17:38 EST Today is Brother Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x64410863 How many brothers do you have? Do you get along with them differently as adults than you did growing up? <BR> What is the biggest benefit from your brother~sister relationship? <BR> or any other comments for Brother Day Tue, 24 May 2016 11:11:22 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64395593 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. — 2 Corinthians 5:21 <BR> Sun, 22 May 2016 08:41:14 EST New to this group... restarting on SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x64372850 Hello... I have reactivated my Sparkpeople account in hopes of finding ways to get myself and my family healthy. I joined this group because it most fits my life right now. I have always fought depression, but I am in very bad place emotionally right now... so you may not want to read on, if you don't want to read another sappy pity-party! <BR> <BR> We have gone through a lot in the last 7 years, but the the last 2 years really did it in for me. I was actually doing great 2 years ago... losi... Wed, 18 May 2016 20:52:03 EST Today is Chocolate Chip Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x64350755 <em>495</em> How do you like your chocolate chips? In a cookie? In trail mix? In a muffin? In yogurt? Sun, 15 May 2016 19:55:16 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 5:11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64347241 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. — Psalm 5:11 <BR> Sun, 15 May 2016 09:17:09 EST Go without SHOES on May 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x64313854 This is a day to go without shoes...or at least to consider the many ways our shoes help us. <BR> Make donation of your old but useable shoes <BR> Make a money donation to organization that provides shoes <BR> <link>www.toms.com/one-day-without-shoes </link> Tue, 10 May 2016 11:19:42 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Romans 5:5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64298467 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. — Romans 5:5 <BR> Sun, 8 May 2016 08:02:19 EST 3 Things I Want To Do In May... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x64271645 So Ladies, how did April go? Wed, 4 May 2016 10:58:00 EST 3 Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x64266940 My sponsor for my addictions <BR> <BR> My husband <BR> <BR> Transportation of my own <BR> <em>386</em> Tue, 3 May 2016 19:56:36 EST Thank you and Update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64259474 Hi Team <BR> <BR> Over a month ago, I was in a really bad place and had shared here on the team. I want to say thank you so much for the prayers, loving thoughts and goodies. They really mean a lot to me. <BR> <BR> I wanted to quickly update as the last time I had written there was a chance I might be going into the hospital for my depression. Well I did end up going in and was there for 9 days. It's been a difficult time, but I am getting better with each day; although still somewhat depre... Mon, 2 May 2016 20:04:00 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 4:29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64246072 But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul. — Deuteronomy 4:29 <BR> Sun, 1 May 2016 07:40:09 EST Majorly Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64219995 I am really struggling right now. My life has been a roller coaster of ups and downs since last August. I was almost hospitalized in November because I was cutting fairly frequently. But, I evened out. We are buying a house (we get a closing date today), and it has been a rough journey. But, we've made it through. But, I am holding on by a tendril. I cut myself yesterday during my planning period. I don't really know why. I just know that I am overwhelmed, exhausted, and at the end of my rope... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:06:08 EST Christian Songs A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x64200924 For May how about we do Christian Songs A - Z Spending time singing the word of God is a good way to fight Depression and center myself in the Love of God. <BR> <BR> - A - All Hail the Power of Jesus Name <BR> <BR> I love verse 3: "Let every kindred, every tribe, on this terrestrial ball, To Him all majesty ascribe and Crown Him Lord of All Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:53:30 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 1 Peter 4:11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64197303 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. — 1 Peter 4:11 Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:28:38 EST Table Top Day is April 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x64154259 Personally, my goal is to SEE my Table Top <BR> But actually the Day is to encourage playing of table top GAMES. <BR> <BR> Who did you last play a game (not electronic) with? How long ago? <BR> What are your favorite games? Mon, 18 Apr 2016 10:02:33 EST April 23 is World Book Night (Saturday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x64154093 So, let's talk BOOKS! <BR> What book are you currently reading? What is the last book you actually finished reading? <BR> What book have you recently given/received as a gift? <BR> <BR> Just talk BOOKS! Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:40:39 EST What Are You Struggling with Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64153950 I find this an arresting topic. What, exactly, am I struggling with today? <BR> OK, once defined .... What resources do I have/need in order to handle this? <BR> Am I willing to share this? Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:25:19 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64145680 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. — Philippians 4:13 <BR> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 08:16:01 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Jeremiah 2:28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64093650 Where then are the gods you made for yourselves? Let them come if they can save you when you are in trouble! For you have as many gods as you have towns, O Judah. — Jeremiah 2:28 <BR> <BR> Thought <BR> Let's focus on one simple concept today. Based on the allocation of our time, interest, lifestyle, expenditures of money, and speech, who or what is our god? Is it the Lord God? <BR> <BR> Prayer <BR> I am convicted, dear Heavenly Father, of how many false gods crowd into my world and seek my ... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 08:17:53 EST Weekly Bible Verse: John 3:30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x64039461 He must become greater; I must become less. — John 3:30 <BR> Sun, 3 Apr 2016 07:46:16 EST 3 thinks I want to do in April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x64032081 Can you believe it's already April?!? Time for a new list! <BR> <BR> my 3 things... <BR> * tweak our April budget and stick to it! <BR> <BR> * finish at least 1 organizing project <BR> <BR> * exercise more consistantly Sat, 2 Apr 2016 08:02:14 EST The Lord's Table course http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63995589 I will be doing the Lord's Table Course - if you think you might be interested in joining me, you can find more info here <BR> <BR> <link>sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_message<BR>board_thread.asp?board=31258x66674x639<BR>94066 </link> <BR> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:54:11 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Luke 24:5-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63984907 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, "Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise." - Luke 24:5-7 Sun, 27 Mar 2016 06:42:38 EST Weekly Bible Verse: John 12:13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63932805 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” - John 12:13 Sun, 20 Mar 2016 07:39:09 EST # five more days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63894562 Girls and women in underdeveloped parts of the world are often banished to a shed on the edge of town for the duration of their menstrual cycle...no cooking, no school, nothing. <BR> At <link>www.daysforgirls.org/ </link> we are encouraging 'sustainable hygiene' ... <BR> Anyway, one of their recent advertising slogans was <BR> # five more days. What would you do with 5 more days every month? <BR> <BR> Certainly makes you think....compared with our loss of 1 hour.... <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:36:19 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 1 John 3:1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63882234 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. — 1 John 3:1 <BR> Sun, 13 Mar 2016 07:26:09 EST 8 rules for your Kidneys...by March 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63840339 March 10th is World Kidney Day <BR> <BR> What are the 8 rules for how to take good care of your kidneys? <BR> <BR> <link>www.worldkidneyday.org/faqs/take-car<BR>e-of-your-kidneys/8-golden-rules/ </link> Mon, 7 Mar 2016 11:41:28 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63830252 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. — Proverbs 3:5-6 Sun, 6 Mar 2016 07:28:37 EST 3 things I want to do in March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x63812950 <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <BR> These months seem to roll around so quickly! Wow! <BR> <BR> So...what do you hope to do in March? Thu, 3 Mar 2016 19:17:56 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63775480 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast. — Ephesians 2:8-9 <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2016 08:00:10 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63722204 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. — Ephesians 2:10 <BR> Sun, 21 Feb 2016 08:09:05 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:4-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63670066 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is by grace you have been saved. — Ephesians 2:4-5 <BR> Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:36:32 EST Prevent weight gain by... eating..?... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63664883 The BMJ, Jan. 28, 2016 <link>www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i17 </link> <BR> What Should You Eat? <BR> <BR> What that means in plain English is that the folks who included more blueberries and strawberries, apples, bell peppers, celery, onions and tomatoes in their daily diets enjoyed more stable weights over the years. These people were also drinking more tea (and a little red wine). As the authors note, “preventing even small amounts of weight gain could have an important public health i... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:26:01 EST Bible Quiz ...New game Feb 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24x10853x63627021 Ask a question about the Bible....person who answers correctly giving a scripture reference, will put in the next question. Hope this sounds like fun! <BR> <BR> <BR> The first question is: Who did Mary visit while with child and how long did she stay? Mon, 8 Feb 2016 11:39:19 EST Jello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63617719 This is National Jello Week <BR> What do you like about Jello? How often do you indulge? <BR> <BR> I have a wonderful cook book with all Jello recipes...my Complaint "The pictures are wonderful, when I make that is just doesn't look as good" Sun, 7 Feb 2016 09:08:37 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Colossians 2:6-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63617072 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. — Colossians 2:6-7 Sun, 7 Feb 2016 07:23:02 EST 3 things I want to do in February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x63577661 <em>26</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <BR> Wow! Is it really February already? Seemed like I just blinked after New Year's Eve! <BR> <BR> So...what are your top 3 things you want to get done in February? <BR> <BR> Hey! At least we have an extra day as it is a leap year! <em>211</em> Tue, 2 Feb 2016 08:26:19 EST Love the Bus....February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63570709 There is a 'Love the Bus' campaign during February to thank your school bus driver. <BR> <BR> Stories and thoughts...did you ride a bus? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3549d02-80cc-40e5-ae26-c1d56002d443.jpg"> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 12:03:53 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Jude 1:24-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63560062 To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. — Jude 1:24-25 <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:17:08 EST Weekly Bible Verse: James 1:12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63503748 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 <BR> Sun, 24 Jan 2016 08:02:35 EST Shopping Spree A-Z ( can be anything ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63483052 Feeling a bit down, depressed,cooped up, cold??? Welll <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> What does a woman love more than SHOPPING? <BR> <BR> Virtual shopping which requires no actual money...lets do it A-Z <BR> Joyce Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:48:00 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Colossians 1:13-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63445935 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. — Colossians 1:13-14 <BR> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 07:27:41 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Revelation 1:8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63388841 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty." — Revelation 1:8 <BR> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 08:15:48 EST January 15, Friday is National Hat Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63366027 I have made and shared 14 green hats...we will be raising awareness of Mental Illness <BR> Specifically Green ribbon is the color for child/adolescent Mental Illness <BR> <BR> What gets kids 5-17 admitted to a psych hospital unit? <BR> 1) younger ones are SO hyperactive, aggressive that they are dangerous <BR> 2) self harming such as cutting themselves <BR> 3) Suicidal actions/statements/texting <BR> 4)Drug abuse often leading to #2 #3 Thu, 7 Jan 2016 12:24:07 EST 3 Goals for 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x63326081 Let's make some goals for 2016! Sun, 3 Jan 2016 08:35:21 EST 3 things I want to do in January... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x63326074 * start a cleaning schedule <BR> * make a budget <BR> * read 2 books Sun, 3 Jan 2016 08:34:04 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Hebrews 1:3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63326011 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. — Hebrews 1:3 <BR> Sun, 3 Jan 2016 08:25:26 EST Prayer for Love and Peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63281900 My daughter Tiffany and 3 and 4 year old granddaughters are chronically sick; Tiffany already has asthma, the girls need inhalers each time they're sick. Tiffany and her husband Mark and his parents continue to load them up with sugar (which further compromises their immune systems). Now the girls are sick again and being allowed free access to their newborn baby brother. This is distressing me. My daughter knows how sugar affects her (it's been that way since she was born), but I think she d... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:55:02 EST Weekly Bible Verse: John 1:14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63270845 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. — John 1:14 <BR> Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:56:44 EST Fun Intro Game - Please Join In! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x63265684 Hello Sweet Ladies! Here's a fun little game to get to know each other a better. This is from my challenge team and I though it would be a good way to connect and learn something new about your fellow teammates. I can't wait to see who responds! <BR> <BR> <BR> Just copy this and fill in to learn more about each other <BR> <BR> Three names I go by <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> Three places I lived <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> Three places I have worked <BR> 1. <BR> ... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 10:07:32 EST December 25...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63261742 Jesus <BR> <BR> Matthew 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. Fri, 25 Dec 2015 12:30:20 EST December 24...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63257144 King of the Jews <BR> <BR> Matthew 2:2 Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him. Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:01:23 EST December 23...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63249311 Savior <BR> <BR> Luke 2:11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 09:43:13 EST December 22...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63243011 Prince of Peace <BR> <BR> Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Tue, 22 Dec 2015 10:19:40 EST December 21...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63236469 Son of God <BR> <BR> Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God." Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:41:45 EST December 20...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63231202 Immanuel <BR> <BR> Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:55:36 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Luke 2: 1-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63228835 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the ti... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:59:05 EST December 19...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63226832 Bread of Life <BR> <BR> John 6:48 I am the bread of life. Sat, 19 Dec 2015 22:37:17 EST December 18...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63219433 Living Water <BR> <BR> John 7:38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. Fri, 18 Dec 2015 18:48:39 EST December 17...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63213441 Light of the World <BR> <BR> John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." Thu, 17 Dec 2015 20:08:51 EST December 15 & 16...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63207021 Sorry guys. I missed yesterday because of work and a Christmas party at my house for my grade level teachers. So today when I looked at yesterday's and today's I thought it was really "cool" how they are both animals...one meek, mild, and meant for sacrifices...the other strong and powerful. Thank you Jesus for being the Lamb who was sacrificed so that we can be saved! Thank you for coming back as the powerful Lion to take us home! <BR> <BR> Lamb of God <BR> <BR> John 1:29 The next day John... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 20:50:33 EST December 14...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63192844 King of Kings, Lord of Lords <BR> <BR> Revelation 19:16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:21:53 EST December 13...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63184009 The Way, The Truth &amp; The Life <BR> <BR> John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." Sun, 13 Dec 2015 16:43:32 EST Weekly Bible Verse: John 1:4-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63180745 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it. — John 1:4-5 <BR> Sun, 13 Dec 2015 07:41:33 EST December 12...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63177758 High Priest <BR> <BR> Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. Sat, 12 Dec 2015 17:20:19 EST December 11...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63172041 Head of the Church <BR> <BR> Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church; and He is the savior of the body. Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:42:08 EST December 10...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63163304 the Great Physician <BR> <BR> Matthew 9:35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:19:54 EST December 9...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63158623 Good Shepherd <BR> <BR> John 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. Wed, 9 Dec 2015 19:31:35 EST December 8...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63151742 Mediator <BR> <BR> 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. Tue, 8 Dec 2015 19:42:00 EST December 7...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63144075 Chief Cornerstone <BR> <BR> Mark 12:10 The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone, the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. Mon, 7 Dec 2015 18:41:36 EST December 6...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63137736 Bright and Morning Star <BR> <BR> Revelation 22:16 I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star. Sun, 6 Dec 2015 21:31:38 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Micah 5:4-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63133108 He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. And he will be their peace. — Micah 5:4-5 <BR> Sun, 6 Dec 2015 08:17:32 EST December 5...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63127680 The Word <BR> <BR> Luke 1:14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Sat, 5 Dec 2015 11:12:01 EST December 4...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63125155 Horn of Salvation <BR> <BR> Luke 1:69 And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David. Fri, 4 Dec 2015 23:44:45 EST December 3...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63116784 The Door <BR> <BR> John 10:7 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep." Thu, 3 Dec 2015 19:52:35 EST December 2...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63109131 the Alpha and the Omega <BR> <BR> Revelation 1:8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." Wed, 2 Dec 2015 19:27:49 EST December 1...Jesus is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63101622 I AM <BR> <BR> John 8:58---Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." <BR> <BR> It can be overwhelming to think about the scope and magnitude of this truth. <BR> <BR> Let's thank Him today for being the great I AM, for being the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Tue, 1 Dec 2015 20:09:51 EST 3 things I want to do in December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x63101535 <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <BR> <BR> Wow! Seems like we just did this for November! <BR> <BR> So...what 3 things do you most want to do this month? Tue, 1 Dec 2015 19:52:35 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 90:14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63081965 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. — Psalm 90:14 <BR> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 08:12:00 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 100:4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x63034621 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, <BR> and his courts with praise! <BR> Give thanks to him; bless his name! Sun, 22 Nov 2015 07:53:01 EST How do you pray and fellowship with God? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x63023395 This quote is from our new member Larasgirl " I need friends that can guide me on how they pray and fellowship with God. I need friends period, as sometimes I feel so alone." <BR> <BR> I believe this is a well worded expression of common feelings.... <BR> I have 2 ideas from this. Since we are short on time during this Holiday Period I will save one for January. <BR> <BR> For now.....please share for several days so that we get a multitude of good ideas <BR> Thanks <BR> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:17:41 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Job 37:5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62983906 God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. — Job 37:5 <BR> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 08:18:22 EST Happy Birthday ..Sesame Street http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x62941101 First episode November 10, 1969 <BR> <BR> Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?... Theme Song <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite character? Theme? Episode? <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Nov 2015 11:16:02 EST Weekly Bible Verse: James 1:12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62931337 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 Sun, 8 Nov 2015 06:37:00 EST November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x62897409 <em>476</em> I think that emoticon is supposed to be jelly, but it was the closest thing I could find to peanut butter. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> So...to celebrate Peanut Butter Lovers Month...share how you like your peanut butter... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 18:58:36 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 2 Thessalonians 3:3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62875118 The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. — 2 Thessalonians 3:3 <BR> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 07:24:01 EST 3 things I want to do in November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x62873174 <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <BR> Wow! Can you believe November is here? <BR> <BR> What are the top 3 things you hope to do in November? Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:26:28 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Romans 5:1-2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62822426 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. — Romans 5:1-2 <BR> Sun, 25 Oct 2015 08:04:52 EST October is Apple month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x62794081 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6fed2c7-0853-4891-b151-59e24a103a44.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Give us a fact about apples Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:05:35 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Matthew 11:28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62768099 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. — Matthew 11:28 <BR> Sun, 18 Oct 2015 08:34:06 EST Weekly Bible Verse:Psalm 91:4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62714160 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge ... — Psalm 91:4 <BR> Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:10:33 EST October is Breast Cancer Awareness month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x62684758 October is well known to be Breast Cancer Awareness month and associated with pink... <BR> <BR> Throw out some thoughts on this topic... <BR> <BR> I do get a mammogram every year...but sometimes wonder if I really need to?... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 11:35:14 EST 3 things I like on my pizza http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x62679583 Okay...I know this one is a little different. Apparently October is National Pizza Month. <em>480</em> So I thought it would be fun to share the 3 things you like the best on your pizza. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 20:38:39 EST 3 things I want to do in October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x62679550 <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <em>465</em> <em>147</em> <BR> October doesn't have to be scary! <em>419</em> <BR> <BR> What do you want to get done this month? Tue, 6 Oct 2015 20:34:24 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Colossians 1:13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62657431 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. — Colossians 1:13 <BR> Sun, 4 Oct 2015 08:27:11 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 1 Chronicles 16:11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62598974 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. — 1 Chronicles 16:11 <BR> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 08:54:22 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Acts 17:27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62542466 [The apostle Paul said] "God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us." — Acts 17:27 Sun, 20 Sep 2015 08:14:20 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Hebrews 12:2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62487498 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. — Hebrews 12:2 <BR> Sun, 13 Sep 2015 07:52:47 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 25:4-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62433035 Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. — Psalm 25:4-5 <BR> Sun, 6 Sep 2015 07:19:31 EST 3 things to have a better breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x62407646 So it turns out September is National Better Breakfast Month! Who knew? <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite food you eat to have a better breakfast? <BR> <BR> I know some experts suggest eating within 30-60 minutes after getting up. Do you eat at a certain time each day to make it healthier? <BR> <BR> Share any thing you eat or do that makes breakfast better. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 20:06:57 EST 3 things I want to do in September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x62407585 Wow! Seems like we just made our goals for August. Looking back I see some success and some goals that I need to move to September. Anyone with me? What do you hope to accomplish this month? Wed, 2 Sep 2015 19:58:59 EST 3 things I love about fall... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x62407564 Can you believe it's September already? Fall is just 3 weeks away. I've already seen some spark pages changing to get ready. So...what are 3 things you like about fall? Wed, 2 Sep 2015 19:55:24 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Matthew 6:25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62374916 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? — Matthew 6:25 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:11:19 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Jeremiah 31:25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62320319 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. — Jeremiah 31:25 <BR> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 07:57:36 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Mark 6:31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62266001 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." — Mark 6:31 <BR> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 07:39:01 EST Weekly Bible Verse: John 6:27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62210727 Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval. — John 6:27 <BR> Sun, 9 Aug 2015 07:20:00 EST 3 things I want to do in August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x62185734 What would you like to accomplish this month? Your 3 things might be goals or something just for fun. What are you going to do with this fairly new month? Wed, 5 Aug 2015 20:57:24 EST National 'Simplify Your Life' Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x62173816 Have you recently simplified in some way that you can share? Do you have an area of your life that needs to be simplified but you need advice?? <BR> <BR> Or do you want A-Z things that can be simplified? Tue, 4 Aug 2015 10:51:14 EST Weekly Bible Verse: John 1:12-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62155062 To all who received him, to those who believe in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God. — John 1:12-13 <BR> Sun, 2 Aug 2015 07:57:02 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62100594 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. — Isaiah 40:29 <BR> Sun, 26 Jul 2015 10:23:31 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x62044739 In him [Jesus our Lord] and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. — Ephesians 3:12 <BR> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 08:06:09 EST MY STORY....I AM NEW. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x62039481 Do Not Turn Away <BR> <BR> Hello, you first read my story I was Singinglady47. I want to revise that story to show where I am now. <BR> <BR> About four year ago, I weighed 357 pounds. I tried to walk from the couch to the kitchen which was about 10 feet. I was leaning on the counter not able to breathe and back hurting. Then I heard someone say out loud "Judy, if you don't stop this you are going to die." I realized that it was me talking and then I called upon my Savior saying, "Jesus, pl... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 12:51:35 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 126:2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61989443 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them." — Psalm 126:2 <BR> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 08:53:29 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Galatians 5:1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61930335 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. — Galatians 5:1 <BR> Sun, 5 Jul 2015 08:29:26 EST WHEAT is July Healthy Whole Grain...A-Z game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x61890317 We all use wheat and know a lot about it....those with gluten allergies probably know more than the rest of us. <BR> <BR> How about a light hearted summer game? Things made out of wheat A-Z <BR> <BR> -A- baked brie with Apricot Jam <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e15f6a16-fd7d-46b3-893c-b9aec1b9a285.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/bake<BR>d-brie-with-apricot-jam-recipe </link> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:32:50 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 105:4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61885452 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. — Psalm 105:4 <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:15:45 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 2 Peter 3:9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61755503 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. — 2 Peter 3:9 <BR> Sun, 14 Jun 2015 09:19:43 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Isaiah 25:1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61695739 O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago. — Isaiah 25:1 <BR> Sun, 7 Jun 2015 08:12:14 EST My Depression is..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x61689779 Let's aim for a weekly comment on "My Depression is...." There will be a TEAM GOAL too. <BR> Choices: <BR> 1) scale of 1-10 1is no real depression 10 is heavy depression such that I can barely function <BR> 2) use emoticons <BR> 3) offer a sentence, similie or scripture <BR> <BR> Please try to participate through the end of July then we will see.... <BR> Joyce Sat, 6 Jun 2015 12:16:53 EST Hi, I'm Melody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x61684755 I am new this team but not to Sparkpeople. I started in Oct. 2014. I have social anxiety an depression so I need as many friends as I can . Sometimes it is difficult for me to open up to people but I am getting better at it everyday. I still don't like crowds and would rather shop at a garage sale than have one. <em>335</em> Fri, 5 Jun 2015 19:33:33 EST Birthday of Oscar the Grouch.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x61644451 Today is the birthday of Oscar the Grouch....please share thoughts and memories.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ac578506-b774-4977-b2f8-4d2b8574f435.jpg"> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 12:06:01 EST June Healthy Whole Grain...Sorghum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x61644133 June's Grain of the Month is Sorghum. <BR> Increased prevalence and diagnosis of celiac disease have led to strong growth in the gluten-free market, of which sorghum is a key component. While 40,000 to 60,000 Americans have been diagnosed as celiac, the federal government estimates there could be as many as 3 million undiagnosed. A gluten-free diet incorporating sorghum also has been adopted by many with autism, ADHD and irritable bowel syndrome, although research in this area is limited. <BR... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 11:35:55 EST Replace Shame http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x61618335 "Every woman deserves to feel EMPOWERED <BR> by her period rather than ashamed!" <BR> <BR> The first step is to talk about it...bring menstruation out into public discussion. <BR> I am 64 years old and had never told this story .... until this month of "Global Menstrual Hygiene" awareness <BR> <BR> In Nigeria, when SIMair (our mission airplane service) would fly low over the school where Dad taught before landing at the airport (grassy field)...we children would frantically ride our bik... Fri, 29 May 2015 13:18:18 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Colossians 1:22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61571662 He has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation. — Colossians 1:22 <BR> Sun, 24 May 2015 07:50:40 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 103:2-3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61509883 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits — who forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases... — Psalm 103:2-3 <BR> Sun, 17 May 2015 07:11:43 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Proverbs 31:28-30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61449297 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty if fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Sun, 10 May 2015 07:40:32 EST Hello [A little testimony] (kinda graphic) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x61445429 Hi everyone, it's good to be here. I have already gotten such a warm welcome i just had to come on over here and say hi. My name is Anna, which means grace/favor, so that's part of where the name comes from. I am so excited to find a place to go where there are other Christian women who share more than one of my struggles, thank the Lord for the internet lol. <BR> <BR> A little about me. I was diagnosed with dysthymia as an adolescent as well as a host of other various mental illness diagnos... Sat, 9 May 2015 16:48:18 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Philippians 4:19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61387135 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:19 <BR> Sun, 3 May 2015 07:07:35 EST Hidden Emoticon...Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x61363275 We play this on another team that I'm on and it is interesting to see what emoticon shows up. After you click on the "Reply" button, just click on the "Add an Emoticon" button and select any emoticon. Take note of the last number played and substitute the next number in the brackets. Click on "Post Message" and see what emoticon shows up. I'll start the first two! <BR> <BR> NOTE: Sometimes it won't be anything. Sometimes, it will be a surprise! Several of them won't be in Sparks emoticons. Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:38:43 EST May Bible Reading challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x61345413 The Team has an easy to reach goal concerning Bible reading.... <BR> <BR> You add this goal and then track from the "Track Other Goals" on the yellow bar <BR> or from the bottom of the team page <BR> <BR> How many can participate in this Team Goal for the month of MAY 2015 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:08:49 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 46:1-2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61323131 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. — Psalm 46:1-2 <BR> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:02:47 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Philippians 4:4-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61260506 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. — Philippians 4:4-5 <BR> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:28:59 EST Weekly Bible Verse: John 12:46 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61195720 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. — John 12:46 <BR> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 07:12:19 EST Hello from Tennessee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x61194677 Oh. I live Mount Juliet, TN and my nickname is Mama Judy. <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 01:26:07 EST Hello from Tennessee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x61194674 Hello. I am Judy and I am from Nashville. I have pscytso affective bipolar disorder. (excuse spelling please) But I don't let it define me. I am a leader on two other teams. Keep Walking With Jesus and the team for SparkPeople Motivators called Motivational Members. I am here to learn and help others who rely on our Lord. Feel free to visit my page to learn more about me. I have lost 201 pounds and want to lose 16 more but my emotional triggers are becoming a hindrance. I am glad to be ... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 01:25:20 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Matthew 28:1-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61130303 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was cruci... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 06:54:08 EST Weekly Bible Verse: John 12:13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x61063571 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!" Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:39:29 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Colossians 1:19-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60998966 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace with his blood, shed on the cross. — Colossians 1:19-20 <BR> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:49:22 EST A - Z uses for WATER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24x10853x60976021 March 20 is Water for a Sustainable World, 2015...the UN World Water Day <BR> This link takes you to information on assessment of how the World is doing with its Water. <BR> <BR> Of particular interest this year the UN is asking countries to break down provided information into gender specific content. This would include 'access to sanitation'and 'access to clean water'. <BR> <BR> <link>www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-scienc<BR>es/environment/water/wwap/wwdr/2015-wa<BR>ter-for-a-sustainabl... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:37:22 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 121:7-8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60934827 The LORD will keep you from all harm - he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. — Psalm 121:7-8 <BR> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 07:23:00 EST Week of Fable/Folkta es.Important to you? How? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x60928659 Folk Tales and Fables <BR> <link>www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/70-folkt<BR>ales-and-fables-from-around-the-world/ </link> <BR> <BR> Myths, legends, fables and folktales are types of stories originally passed by word-of-mouth, but are now found in writing. They vary in their subject matter, from explaining the natural world and delivering life lessons, to exaggerated events and people grounded in history. What they have in common, though, is their durability as both forms of entertainment a... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:18:32 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 103:12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60869799 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. — Psalm 103:12 Sun, 8 Mar 2015 08:40:15 EST A-Z words related to telecomm nication http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24x10853x60813503 Alexander Graham Bell's birthday falls this week...So National Telecommunication Appreciation week. <em>17</em> <BR> SO.. Words having to do with the modern methods of communication.... <BR> <BR> - A - Antenna Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:51:55 EST Quinoa--Heart healthy grain for March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x60804057 HEALTH BENEFITS OF QUINOA <BR> Quinoa is known as an "ancient grain," but to most scientific researchers, it's a new kid on the block. While the existing research on quinoa pales next to well-studied grains like oats or barley, the pace of quinoa research is picking up, and presenting some intriguing preliminary data. <BR> <BR> Quinoa is a more nutritious option for gluten free diets. <BR> <BR> Quinoa may be useful in reducing the risk for diabetes. <BR> <BR> Quinoa helps you feel fuller l... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:40:27 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Joshua 1:9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60799389 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. — Joshua 1:9 <BR> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:36:28 EST new and looking for a buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x60739402 Hello everyone! I'm new to this group and looking for a buddy to help me stay motivated and accountable. So a little about me: I'm 30 years old, married (second marriage), currently in nursing school, and hoping to get pregnant in the fall. I have a history of sexual assault, depression, anxiety with panic attacks, and high blood pressure; I currently deal with migraines and (obviously!) being over weight. I work part-time as an LPN in a nursing home. I want to lose weight and get healthier t... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:59:51 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 1 Peter 5:6-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60732002 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. — 1 Peter 5:6-7 <BR> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 08:21:56 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Isaiah 46:4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60663576 [The Lord says,] "Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. — Isaiah 46:4 <BR> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:10:57 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60595694 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being. — Ephesians 3:16 <BR> Sun, 8 Feb 2015 07:36:11 EST A-Z..February is Heart Health month. What are you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x60537347 February is Heart Health month...wear RED, eat healthy, exercise and spread the word! <BR> <BR> <link>www.wptz.com/quiz-womens-heart-healt<BR>h/31049020 </link> <BR> <BR> A - Z... What are you doing for YOUR heart this month? Mon, 2 Feb 2015 12:26:28 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Psalm 103:1-3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60523029 Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. — Psalm 103:1-3 <BR> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:02:20 EST Weekly Bible Verse: John 16:33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60448532 [Jesus said,] "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. — John 16:33 <BR> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:08:13 EST Which Bible verse describes you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24x10853x60383411 If you are on fb, have you been taking some of the little quizzes? today I did one "Which Bible verse describes you?" <BR> <link>bitecharge.com/play/bibleverse/h1 </link> No idea how the questions I answered led to this verse....BUT it is a verse I love! <BR> <BR> Rom 8:38 For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the lo... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:01:09 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60370199 I can do everything through him who gives me strength. — Philippians 4:13 <BR> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 07:28:03 EST Who is showing you 'the Light of Christ?' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x60326986 You have joined this team as part of your Journey to Good Health...We want to focus specifically on spiritual and mental Health. <BR> <BR> Who are the mentors (parents, teachers, pastors, coaches, extended family) in your life <BR> who help you to see God <em>38</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:41:25 EST Goals and Plans for 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19008x10853x60290247 What are your goals for the new year? Do you have a plan to follow? Share here. Sun, 11 Jan 2015 07:15:15 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60290232 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. — 2 Corinthians 4:18 <BR> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 07:11:20 EST struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x60226073 I am really struggling right now. I've tried distracting myself to keep my thoughts at bay, but it's not working. I goofed up this week and missed several morning doses of my meds due to sleeping in and being out of routine. Then, I ran out of my OCD med and have been trying all day to get it refilled but am not having any luck. Considering it is now 5:00, I assume I won't be able to get it filled. I'm having thoughts of cutting, but I really don't want to act on my thoughts. I haven't done i... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 17:02:12 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60206909 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! — 2 Corinthians 5:17 <BR> <BR> <BR> As we begin a New Year, let's take comfort in the promise that we are a new creation in Christ. May 2015 be filled with God's blessings. Sun, 4 Jan 2015 08:19:57 EST *BONUS* Bible Verse: Isaiah 43:16, 18-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60174143 This is what the Lord says, "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." — Isaiah 43:16,18-19 <BR> <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a Happy New Year - one filled with God's love and blessings, success on your journey, and strength to face your trials. May God hold you in His mighty hand. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 10:06:24 EST January is 'Get a Balanced Life' month. So A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x60147527 January is 'Get a Balanced Life' month. So A-Z.... What do do you want in your 'Balanced Life'? <BR> ' <BR> - A - Active activity each day...walk, shovel snow, clean house...etc Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:44:45 EST Look on the Bright Side..fights depression.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=25x10853x60147485 Check out this link <link>www.operationbeautiful.com/how-to-lo<BR>ok-on-the-brightside/ </link> <BR> Then share with us how one of these ideas has been used in your life....come back and comment after putting one in use next week.... <em>189</em> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:39:35 EST Goals for 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60146990 For this team...Christian women with depression on Spark People...how about a list of possible goals for individuals to take as they wish? <BR> <BR> Read one Bible chapter a day 5 per week. <BR> Contribute to the "Things to be happy about" thread 3 times per week <BR> Walk or strength train 20 minutes a day 5 times a week <BR> Read an old hymn or listen to Christian music ... 4 times a week <BR> Join a Bible study (best in person, but on line is OK) <BR> Prayer....? how to word that? <BR> <... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:29:48 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Galatians 4:4-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60134387 When the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. — Galatians 4:4-5 <BR> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:41:37 EST BONUS Bible Verse: Luke 2:8-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60105445 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." — Luke 2:8-11 <BR> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 07:31:24 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Luke 1:26-28, 30-33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60080741 God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you." — Luke 1:26-28 <BR> <BR> The angel said to [Mary], "Do not be afraid, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son o... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:07:03 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Isaiah 7:14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x60020056 The Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 <BR> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:55:52 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Philippians 1:9-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x59957683 This is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ. — Philippians 1:9-10 <BR> Sun, 7 Dec 2014 08:37:35 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Colossians 3:17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x59893688 Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. — Colossians 3:17 <BR> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:23:47 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Job 37:5-6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x59837265 God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.' — Job 37:5-6 <BR> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:15:17 EST Weekly Bible Verse: Ephesians 1:18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x59774478 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. — Ephesians 1:18 <BR> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:36:06 EST Hi - New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x10853x59711072 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined this team today. <BR> <BR> A little history about myself: <BR> <BR> I basically grew up in a cult that made God out to be this stern Being that was constantly watching for us to mess up and would send demons to torment us when we sinned. I don't know if any of you have heard of Bill Gothard, but be wary of any of his teachings. It has harmed me tremendously. <BR> <BR> I am looking for support as I try to lose weight and try to fashion a new image of G... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 14:01:26 EST Weekly Bible Verse: 1 Peter 1:3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x10853x59707675 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. — 1 Peter 1:3 <BR> Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:20:37 EST