SparkPeople The Churches of Christ Salute You! Team Messageboard A meeting place for women from the Church of Christ. Come in and let's get to know each other, and help each other on our journeys! SparkPeople The Churches of Christ Salute You! Team Messageboard Headed for a Conference I am headed to a conference in Austin for Bible School Teachers. I am super excited! Has anyone else ever been to one? <em>459</em> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:26:20 EST Good Lesson for Nursery I am looking for some ideas for good lessons to teach in the nursery during the main assembly. These are mainly toddlers. Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:30:06 EST Games Let's play a game!!!! <BR> <BR> ABC's of the Bible--start with the letter A & post a word in the Bible that begins with the letter A. The next person posts a word that begins with B, etc. When we get to z we can start over or someone can start a new game. Sun, 11 Sep 2011 16:12:05 EST Hi Hi I'm new to this spark team... <BR> I don't know what else to say, but i'm glad to be here : ) Mon, 13 Jun 2011 05:05:11 EST Return Member Hello everyone. I was a member of Sparkpeople and this group over a year ago and I am once again returning. In November of 2010 my 43 year old husband was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and prostate cancer. I went from being a home-school stay at home mom to looking for a job. Fewer home cooked meals, to much on the go grab and eating, stress eating, and I have put on 10 pounds. I refuse to buy cloths again so I am back to trying to fit in my nightly workout, counting my calories, home-sc... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 18:59:14 EST Prayer Request I apologize ahead of time if this is TMI, but I would like to request the prayers of my sisters. I have been having feminine issues for about seven years now. I have tried herbs and natural remedies, but my body is getting accustomed to them and they don't work as effectively. Basically, my cycles are very irregular, lasting up to two weeks. MY cycle can be over, but if my husband and I are intimate, I start bleeding again. I have come to the conclusion that I need to go ahead and weigh ... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 23:59:50 EST What did you learn from your Bible lesson? We all study so many different lessons from the Bible. For example, on Wednesday nights I am in a Ladies class studying how to have the heart of Mary (any of the Marys). On Sunday morning, we are studying Relationships. On Sunday night... I John. <BR> <BR> I'd like us to spend some time telling each other what stuck with us from our study each class time. <BR> <BR> Thanks for participating. Sun, 24 Jan 2010 22:41:43 EST Is the Holy Spirit Only at Work Through the Bible? This is what our Bible teacher told the class this last Sunday at Greenlawn Church of Christ's Adults for Christ class. There was MUCH discussion and disagreement with him, but he would not back down. As for what I believe, if the Holy Spirit is limited to a book, even if it is inspired, HOW do we fight against the Devil who is very alive and well??? I don't know where his teaching came from, but I'd love to hear what you think about it... Thanks! <em>24</em> Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:12:49 EST What are your Thanksgiving plans? I have 4 sisters. Only two of them live in the same county as me where we grew up (same county, but not the same town). Our mother passed away several years ago, and our dad and his wife have a small house. So, my twin sister and I take turns hosting the holidays (since we don't smoke like our other sister... I cannot stand the smell). I traditionally get Thanksgiving, and she gets Christmas. <BR> <BR> So, I will be hosting Thanksgiving at my house. The adults will be in the dining room and ... Thu, 19 Nov 2009 00:17:41 EST Sunday / Wed night lessons Between working fulltime and school almost fulltime, I teach our pre k - k class. It is only 2 children most of the time and 1 of them is my daughter. Does anyone know where I can get some good lessons on Moses? I am using felt figures for the visual aids but I don't have the time to write my lessons. Thanks for any help! <BR> <BR> Sherry Mon, 26 Oct 2009 23:19:03 EST I got this message today Kind of funny that using a silly little application on Facebook - I got the following message. If you read my blog, you'll see why this is kind of funny to me - because I am so sick today :( <BR> <BR> On this day of your life, Debra, we believe God wants you to know ... that every little part of you is magical. Yes, even the parts that hurt, even the ones that are feeling disease right now. It's alright to love what is in pain. More than alright, that's exactly where your love is needed the... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 09:29:36 EST Birthdays/An nniversaries This topic is for everyone to post birthdays/anniversaries so we can "celebrate" the special day with each other on our special day. Tue, 6 Oct 2009 01:12:33 EST Prayer Requests Please post your prayer needs here and we can pray for each other. <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:08:54 EST Poem I Wrote "I Threw It Out" <BR> By: Debra Higginbotham, <BR> a.k.a. BuzyBeeDebra (Me) <BR> ======================================== <BR> <BR> I spoke with my savior ... <BR> that always makes me smile. <BR> His name is Jesus Christ... <BR> and I really like His style. <BR> He helped me do some cleaning - <BR> added some things Himself. <BR> Like Faith, Hope and Love - <BR> with Love above all else. <BR> <BR> He made me throw out Worrying ... <BR> it was old and in my way. <BR> It kept me... Mon, 13 Jul 2009 09:35:58 EST How do you stay balanced? I saw this topic on the SparkPeople Hot Topics list... I have a real problem staying balanced... I try too often to be everything for everyone. I push myself past the limits. Then I find myself too worn out and don't make "me-time." It's a real challenge. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will give myself a gift and find some way to be nice to myself. <BR> <BR> How do YOU stay balanced????? Mon, 1 Jun 2009 23:41:48 EST ain't he cute <BR> <BR> He was just a little boy, <BR> On a week's first day. <BR> Wandering home from Bible school, <BR> And dawdling on the way. <BR> <BR> He scuffed his shoes into the grass; <BR> He even found a caterpillar. <BR> He found a fluffy milkweed pod, <BR> And blew out all the 'filler.' <BR> <BR> A bird's nest in a tree overhead, <BR> So wisely placed up so high. <BR> Was just another wonder, <BR> That caught his eager eye. <BR> <BR> A neighbor watched his zig zag cour... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 16:15:15 EST The peanut recall is HUGE! Sorry for the new thread but I could not find a place that it fit and I wanted everyone to know about this. The peanut recall is massive and many of these foods are the "diet" foods. <BR> Go to <BR> <BR> anutbutterrecall/index.cfm <BR> to make sure that none of your foods have been recalled. <BR> Shelly Mon, 2 Feb 2009 12:19:40 EST Goals for 2009 Has anyone set goals for 2009 yet? I'm working on mine as I want to take my time & set realistic attainable goals. Fri, 26 Dec 2008 18:54:30 EST Getting to Know You Survey: Christas 2008 Christmas 2008 Getting to Know You Survey: <BR> (Copy the questions and post in a new message then add your answers). <BR> <BR> Do you put up a tree; if so is is real or artificial? . <BR> <BR> If you do put up a tree, when do you do it? <BR> <BR> Lights on the tree? <BR> <BR> What goes on top of your tree? <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite ornament theme or color? <BR> <BR> When do you take the tree down? <BR> <BR> When do you start gift shopping? <BR> <BR> When wrapping gifts ... Thu, 11 Dec 2008 17:29:40 EST Do you set mini or daily goals for yourself? Do you set mini or daily goals for yourself? Thu, 11 Dec 2008 17:24:36 EST A New Form of Kidnapping I got this in an email this morning, and thought it might be a good discussion topic. I'm not sure I would have put the guy in my car--he could get my home address from the car registration. <BR> <BR> What would YOU do in this situation? <BR> <BR> NEW FORM OF KIDNAPPING <BR> <BR> Please take a minute to read this. This is very scary and could happen to any of us.. Seems like every nice thing people do for one another can be perverted. A new twist on kidnapping from a very smart survivo... Mon, 8 Dec 2008 10:22:30 EST Romans 8:28 "All things work together for good" "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." <BR> <BR> How has God worked good in your life this year? Sat, 15 Nov 2008 10:28:49 EST How do you plan to survive the Holidays? What are your plans to survive the temptations of all the holiday goodies? Sat, 15 Nov 2008 10:26:27 EST Movies and TV What are your favorite movies and tv programs? Sat, 15 Nov 2008 10:25:00 EST 9/11 NEVER FORGET!!!! Hi I am Katie. I am very sad to say I think many people have forgotten what this day (September 11th) is all about and I just thought I should stop and say something... <BR> <BR> For my son Zane (my 1.5 year old) and I, today started out with me sitting him on my lap and trying to put into words, as I held back tears, what happened 7 years ago on that faithful day. It’s hard to know what to say to someone so young and innocent, who knows so little about the world and all its fallacies, abou... Thu, 11 Sep 2008 16:59:09 EST HOT TOPICS!!!!! I notice on the SP sidebar a section called "Message Board Hot Topics" and there are always some really interesting topics others are discussing on other team boards. I thought it might be interesting if we bring some of those over to discuss on this team, too. <BR> <BR> One I noticed today is "How do you tell yourself no"? <BR> <BR> Sometimes I have a hard time telling myself no. I can be like the stubborn child who looks you straight in the eye while defying your rules. Daring you to... Fri, 5 Sep 2008 09:19:55 EST What's your favorite book of the Bible and why? My favorite book of the Bible is Psalms. There is so much that can help us all relate to one another and to our Father. Fri, 15 Aug 2008 03:00:12 EST Getting to know you survey <BR> First Name: Kathy Sue <BR> <BR> Nickname: KSue <BR> <BR> Birthday: Feb. 3, 1959 <BR> <BR> Home State: AK <BR> <BR> Marital Status: Married (24 years) <BR> <BR> Number of Siblings: 1 sister and 1 brother <BR> <BR> Number of Children (include names and ages): Roy (almost 21) and Logan (18) <BR> <BR> Pets: Matilda (a black cat) Webster (a black and white cat) and Ace (a black and white border collie mix) <BR> <BR> Occupation: Special Education Teacher (Students with significant cog... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 14:35:19 EST Bible Camp Tell about your experiences with Bible Camp. <BR> <BR> I went to Sierra Bible Camp as a child, and was baptized there! <BR> <BR> I currently spend two weeks a year at Midnight Sun Bible Camp. I started in 1986, and have been on staff for 36 weeks. I love camp! Fri, 18 Jul 2008 18:35:18 EST Daily Spin Points 4 Tue, 15 Jul 2008 00:36:15 EST Reunion Ideas! Hey Ladies, <BR> <BR> With summer coming on and possible family gatherings, reunions and church fellowships do any of you have any really good ideas about good foods to take to these types of "pot luck" gatherings that will ensure we have something low calorie to pick from that others there will eat as well and not make you feel like you are selfish by bringing it and that you will be the only one to eat it or have a huge amount to take back home because no one else found it appealing? I g... Tue, 3 Jun 2008 07:18:30 EST New to Sparks and to this team!!!! Hello to all. I am not sure that I am doing this correctly!! This is my first post. I stumbled on this website quite by accident and am still in the process of learning my way around. Joined three days ago. <BR> <BR> My name is Joy and I live in Columbia, Tennessee and have for most of my life other than when my husband was in the military years ago. We have been married for forty-three years and have two children who are both married to wonderful people and have blessed us with three ... Tue, 27 May 2008 05:19:01 EST Daily praises and victories I want to praise God for His patience and loving correction. It is humbling to see how He uses my disobedience to remind me of how important obedience is. <em>20</em> <BR> I am truly changing and growing in His presence, and pray that all of us will glorify Him in every choice we make. <BR> Tue, 13 May 2008 14:01:20 EST Anyone interested in... the 'thin within' principles of learning to wait for true body hunger before eating, and then stopping at nicely satisfied. <BR> It is based on bringing Glory to God thru listening/trusting Him for His particular signals for our particular body, and going to Him for emotional/etc. hunger. <BR> I am taking 'baby steps' in this direction, and find it harder than I thot, and yet so very rewarding when I am able to turn to Jesus first--for guidance and satisfaction. <BR> Let me know if you ar... Sat, 10 May 2008 08:47:59 EST Vacation plans to pray about? Was wondering if others had vacation/trip plans that may need extra prayers for wise choices? <BR> We will be gone the last two weeks of June, and the first week of July. <BR> I need prayers for those times, and also my attitude re. others judgements on my wt. I need to trust God in it all. <em>289</em> Fri, 9 May 2008 10:17:34 EST I'm back!! Yea!! I am finally feeling better. And so thankful to God, and to all of you for praying. <BR> Hope to enjoy a walk today. <em>87</em> Fri, 9 May 2008 10:13:19 EST Lesson learned/i nprogress Thought I would like a place to briefly share a lesson learned during the day--or one 'in progress'. <BR> Anyone want to join me?? <BR> Today I am re-learning to take one minute at a time in re. to health. and trusting God to help me make wise choices, one bite at a time. <em>277</em> Thu, 24 Apr 2008 10:45:42 EST Free time When you have a free weekend during the summer what is your favorite thing to do? <BR> <BR> I love to take our camper to a state park that is on a lake and just spend time reading, sleeping and as much time in the sun as possible (that is before July and after Aug), including floating on a raft. <em>298</em> Tue, 25 Mar 2008 21:04:05 EST The Flu!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! Has anyone been unlucky enough to get the flu that has been circulating. I have and it is a monster!!!!! 3 weeks and counting. YUCK!!! Thu, 13 Mar 2008 08:22:37 EST California Declares Home Schooling Illegal I got an email today from Jared Jackson (Wayne's son), of the Christian Chronicle (it's a little long, but very important). <BR> <BR> I just saw this on our local news. <BR> <BR> A California appellate judge has declared that "parents do not have a constitutional right to home <BR> school their children." <BR> <BR> If this ruling stands, it will effectively do two things. <BR> <BR> 1) It will require parents who are not certified with <BR> a teaching credential (issued by the state) to en... Fri, 7 Mar 2008 15:42:24 EST Open Forum - Name your topic :-) This is an open forum for discussing whatever topics we want to discuss. It can be weekly, daily... whatever. It can be fun or serious. <BR> <BR> Just start a new thread and name the thread whatever your topic is :-) Thu, 6 Mar 2008 14:15:10 EST Introduction! Hey everyone! I am 23 yrs old and a mother of two wonderful girls. I also just got married June the 16th 2007 to a wonderful man. I need some encouragement in life and losing weight. I cant wait to start meeting new people and getting new friends. Sun, 17 Feb 2008 18:27:00 EST update on me sorry i haven't been around things have been a little crazy <BR> my 6 mo old son was in the hospital a little over 2 weeks ago then his dad got sick then i was sick <BR> now I'm not sleeping well <BR> pc is on the fritz but i keep choc choc choc along Tue, 22 Jan 2008 10:54:02 EST God bless the moms who "drugged" us The Moms Who Drugged Us <BR> <BR> The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a Methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question. <BR> 'Why didn't we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?' <BR> I replied, I did have a drug problem when I was young: <BR> I was drug to church on Sunday morning. <BR> I was drug to church for weddings and funerals. <BR> I was drug to family reunions and community <BR> ... Sat, 5 Jan 2008 21:37:11 EST language I have to say right up front that I am not Church of Christ (I was not raised in a God-loving home) but I'm trying to understand a friend. My friend is obviously suffering from burnout and/or some personal problems and is very bad-tempered, just as likely to snap at a person as to respond civilly. Lately she has begun using "bad" words frequently, especially in connection with her job. This may not be a problem in some jobs but she works with young adults and I'm worried that one day she m... Sun, 2 Dec 2007 21:48:05 EST leading someone to the lord ok here is the thing my husband has never really been to church or know anything about the bible or the lord only thing he know is what i have told him <BR> but he doesnt seem to want to go to church but says he has been saved <BR> what can i do <BR> Thu, 29 Nov 2007 00:18:37 EST Member of the Church of Christ in S. Indiana Hello Sisters, <BR> I am a member of the Lord's church in Southern Indiana. <BR> I am here to get healthy so that I feel better and most importantly to be better able to glorify God. I am glad to find this group and hope to get to know all of my sisters. Fri, 2 Nov 2007 16:31:40 EST Post Your "I AM" Statements A friend on another SparkTeam started a message board called "Post Your "I AM" Statement...I thought it was a great idea, and asked her if she minded if I borrowed her idea for our own message board forum. She agreed... <BR> <BR> That other team"s members come up with some really interesting and creative "I Am" statements! <BR> <BR> I think we'll all enjoy it, and it's going to be a great way to get those "positive thinking" juices flowing! <BR> <BR> I'll go first: <BR> <BR> I am a stro... Sun, 21 Oct 2007 22:48:09 EST Greeting! Hello, <BR> <BR> I was looking for a place here on Spark People where I could find other Christians. I was so glad to find this group. My husband and I are both on spark people and I will let him know you are here too. He is a preacher for the church of Christ here in Indiana. What a blessing to find other believers! <BR> <BR> God Bless You <BR> Lynna Thu, 4 Oct 2007 12:08:10 EST Introduction Hi everyone, my name is Donna. I am from Louisiana also. Brandi told me about this group. Looking forward to getting to know everyone and us helping each other along in our health and fitness goals. <em>30</em> Mon, 30 Jul 2007 19:15:51 EST Finish this sentence: Finish this sentence: <BR> <BR> I know I will succeed because... Mon, 16 Jul 2007 21:28:54 EST BAPTISM In the Lutheran church babies are sprinkled? Do you also sprinkle the babies? I don't understand about baptism at all. Sat, 14 Jul 2007 17:36:23 EST Introduction and Guidelines for this forum This forum is a place for questions you may have. Since the Bible is our standard and guide, we will give Bible answers to answer those questions as best as we can. This is not a place for disputing or arguing the opinions of men. Please be respectful of each other, and of the answers as found in God's word. <BR> <BR> Please start a new thread for each question, and name the thread according to your question, such as "Baptism" or "What about falling from grace", not just "I have a question... Sat, 14 Jul 2007 02:10:41 EST Publications, Newsletters, Websites, Programming.. Did y'all know there is a Church of Christ television channel called the Gospel Broadcast Network (GBN)? They went on the air last year some time, (I think==I lose track of time). <BR> <BR> They're not on cable or satellite systems yet, but you can get a satellite & receiver from them very reasonably, or you can get the programs on the internet at (you'd want to have high speed internet, though). Our preachers are on there, on the International Gospel Hour, and Apologetics Press ha... Thu, 12 Jul 2007 20:11:08 EST What brought you to SparkPeople? Hi girls, <BR> What was it that brought you to the point in your life that you ended up at SparkPeople? How did you find out about SP, and what keeps you here? What do you like about SP and this forum, and what would you like to see that's not here. (SP often asks Team Leaders to make suggestions for new features). <BR> <BR> Tell us about your struggles and successes. <BR> Tue, 10 Jul 2007 16:32:13 EST Greetings from SlimBonnie Hi everyone, SlimBonnie signed my SparkPage, and wanted me to tell everyone hello. I'm going to post her entire comment, so you can read it... <BR> <BR> You are looking great. I love your picture that you posted. I know you will reach your goal. How have you been? I miss everyone so please tell everyone hi for me. IMy dh & I will be leaving tomorrow for a camping trip to Buena Vista, Co. Have a great day. I lost 3 more lbs. thanks to SP articles & my many friends. Love you. <BR> Bonnie <BR>... Mon, 9 Jul 2007 23:26:10 EST 25 Rules for a Happy Marriage - Thomas B. Warren TWENTY-FIVE RULES FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE <BR> -Thomas B. Warren <BR> <BR> 1. Believe in the one true God (Hebrews 11:6). <BR> 2. Believe in the Bible as the inspired word of God (II Timothy 3:16-17). <BR> 3. Believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God (John 20:30-31). <BR> 4. Marry someone who believes in God, in the Bible as God's inspired <BR> word, and in Jesus Christ as the Son of God. <BR> 5. Both partners strive with all of their hearts to live a life of <BR... Wed, 27 Jun 2007 18:55:42 EST