SparkPeople Christian Parents Unite! Team Messageboard Mothers (and fathers are welcome too) gathering together to lift our children in prayer, and share ideas, and comments on raising children with good morals! SparkPeople Christian Parents Unite! Team Messageboard Get outside! Getting outside lately has been great! Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:49:21 EST Hi Everyone!!!! Hi again!!! My name is Nikki and I am starting my weightloss and fitness journey again. I am a mother of four boys (so much energy) and a wife of a great hubby (my heart, more energy). I have gained way too much weight and I figured I needed extra encouragement along the way. What better way to get that encouragement than from my brothers and sisters in Christ! I am excited and determined....(Dr's said I have MS but I'm not satisfied with that). <em>381</em> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:51:35 EST Prayers for our Children Not sure how big this group is but if we can all pray for our children every day God will protect them. Its really tough to be a parent now with internet , satellite tv and all the other interuptions that we have to contend with. I am trying to ensure that we have at least 1 hour of family time every night. Come on parents ...switch off the TV from 5 to 7 every night and spend that time with your kids. Think about how you want them to spend time with their own families when they grow up . We ... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 02:39:19 EST Christian parent testimony I have been taking care of children since I was 5. I also have a heart for the elderly and those with special needs. I became a stepmom when my stepdaughter was 2. We have always had her half the time. Thanks be to God. Most dads only get every other weekend. <BR> I didn't become a Christian until my stepdaughter was 4. Shortly there after my husband and I had our 1st daughter. She was by far the hardest baby I have had the pleasure of caring for. Being a full time mommy was new to me and v... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:43:25 EST Y'ello. Hi. I'm buzzitybuzz from Nigeria. Glad to be counted amongs ur numbers as Children of God. Tue, 6 Mar 2012 18:25:54 EST Howdy! Hello there! My name is Ayla and I am pretty new to this site so forgive me if I post in the wrong areas or don't respond right away. My goal of joining is to live a healthier lifestyle by eating right, staying active, being more productive, learning new hobbies, and such. I am so blessed to be with the man of my dreams and to have our sweet baby boy! I look forward to every day and am looking forward to meeting new people who share the same interests. <BR> <BR> Ayla B. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:31:41 EST Mirror, Mirror ... <BR> <BR> Mirror, Mirror ... <BR> <BR> When your child looks into your eyes, what does she see? <BR> by Charles F. Boyd <BR> When Suzanne walked into a party, she instantly became the center of attention. She was beautiful, vivacious, and she said the most scandalous things to shock people. Yes, Suzanne was the one everyone wanted to know, and for someone who lived and worked in Hollywood during the "Golden Age" of the 1930s and 1940s, that could be a heady experience. <BR> As long as sh... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:50:39 EST ABC Scripture memory <BR> <BR> ABC Scripture memory <BR> <BR> I can’t tell you how valuable the Scriptures I memorized as a child have been to me throughout my life. <BR> by Sabrina Beasley <BR> When I was a child, my mother went through a lot of hard work to help my brother and me learn the Bible.  She put together a neighborhood Bible study and gave prizes for anyone who would memorize certain portions of Scripture.  By the time I was 12 years old, I had memorized, among others: <BR> • The Books of the Bible... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:49:37 EST New member 1. I just joined this team <BR> 2. I also love tomato products, but hate tomatoes (even the great ones we grow). Maybe that should be a new team lol. <BR> 3. I have 5 children from age 20 to age 4. <BR> 4. I am an only child who wanted a large family of Dugger proportions (but God knew my limitations). <BR> 5. None of my children have ever attended school (at least yet). <BR> 6. I LOVE football (watching, not playing). GO COLTS! <BR> 7. I used to help teach aerobics after my first child was b... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:08:00 EST here i am, Lord! and here you are. i'm just living one day at a time, what else CAN we do? and what else are we COMMANDED to do? each day has enough worries of its own, right? ;) so, i'm taking care of my health day by day and seeing results month by month! <BR> <BR> i wanted in on this group because wherever two or more of us are...there is power! :) i hope you're finding the blessings in your day and your journey and look forward to getting to know you! Fri, 18 Feb 2011 19:52:53 EST Church attendance I attend a little Country Church in WV , called Trinity United Methodist Church , I love my Church Family but for a few years now we have been struggling for our congregation to grow , we have had 3 Pastors in 4 years and everyone of them have seemed to make our the congregation get a little Smaller. I have went to this Church since i was a little Girl and cant imagine taking my boys some where else But I am to the point where Sunday rolls around and I find myself making excuses not to go I j... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 13:32:04 EST New and Committed! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I joined SP about a week ago, and already I love the site and all it has to offer. I have set goals, started tracking my food and fitness, and now I hope to become active in some of the message boards. I hope to lose around 47 pounds this year! <BR> <BR> My husband and I live in Jacksonville, Florida, although I'm originally from WI. Go Packers!!! We have two small kids, ages 3 and 1. I work full time so life is really busy. My biggest challenge is finding M... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 10:32:38 EST I need your vote! Heyya Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I want to be the FIRST IRON FOODIE...and you can help! Voting started this morning and only lasts a few days...please visit my blog and vote now, thanks! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>07/i-want-to-be-the-first-iron-foodie-<BR>and-you-can-help/ </link> <BR> <BR> Oh, and please feel free to pass this post on to your own groups, as well! <BR> <BR> Thanks gang, <BR> <BR> -Perry Tue, 7 Dec 2010 22:32:03 EST TGIF See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many" (Hebrews 12:15). <BR> <BR> Bill had a partner in business who took advantage of their relationship and embezzled money from his firm. He was caught and convicted. However, Bill decided to drop the charges if he agreed to repay the money. This allowed both men to gain freedom from a wrong committed. <BR> <BR> In business and life the opportunity to harbor bitterness for a wrong ... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 04:11:18 EST God's Proving Ground for Faith <BR> TGIF Today God Is First Volume 1 by Os Hillman <BR> Tuesday, November 09 2010 <BR> <BR> "He did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience." Judges 3:2 <BR> God brought the nation of Israel into the Promised Land of Canaan through Joshua. After Joshua, there came an entire generation who had very little experience in fighting battles like the ones fought by Joshua. Training and testing God's people is one of God's importa... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 03:50:42 EST Hi everyone! Hi, my name is Leigh, and I joined SparkPeople two weeks ago today. Tonight is actually my first night on the website though. I've been doing it through my BlackBerry. I've lost 7 pounds in the last two weeks! Woo hoo!! We won't talk about how many times I've lost the weight, gained the weight, lost the weight...You know the drill. I'm married and have two gorgeous little cowboys. Tue, 21 Sep 2010 22:44:20 EST Blessed in Maine Hi Everyone- <BR> My name is Meredith, and I am a mom of two adorable boys - Stephen (4) and Jonathan (4 months). <BR> <BR> I have committed to getting healthy for real for the first time in my life for all of the right reasons. I started and completed the Couch to 5K program, and ran in my first race last Saturday. At that point, when I should be euphoric at my accomplishments, I realized that I probably have a touch of Post Partum Depression. So-- I have a bunch of women from church pra... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 21:33:34 EST Babysitting services in your area Heyya Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Here's a new article I thought you might find helpful... <BR> <BR> Babysitting services - <BR> <link><BR>land-Fatherhood-Examiner~y2010m3d22-Ba<BR>bysitting-services-in-Portland-Oregon </link> <BR> <BR> You can search for services for your hometown at each of the provided links. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <BR> Perry P. Perkins <BR> Author/Novelist <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 22 Mar 2010 19:22:21 EST What women really want for Valentine's Day Heyya Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Thought you might like this article: <BR> <BR> What women really want for Valentine's Day - <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <BR> Perry P. Perkins <BR> Author/Novelist <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 12 Feb 2010 13:04:04 EST Hello, I'm new. I'm getting really excited about this site and all it offers. <em>334</em> Fri, 29 Jan 2010 16:44:38 EST Pros & Cons of being a Stay at Home Dad <BR> Heyya Sparkers! <BR> <BR> According to the US Census Bureau, there 105,000 “stay-at-home” dads. These are married fathers with children under 15 who are not in the labor force primarily so they can care for family members while their wives work outside the home. Stay-at-home dads care for 189,000 children. <BR> <BR> Two and a half years ago, I became one of them! <BR> <BR> I’m taking care of the kiddo and writing full time from the comfort of my home office. In all fairness, I didn’... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:46:50 EST Hello! Hi! My name is JoEllen. I joined sparkpeople as part of my new years resolution. I'm since lost 7 lbs and am hoping to lose the rest my the time I turn 30 in August. I'm an American Baptist who, since moving to VT 6 1/2 yrs ago, is searching for a church where I feel like I belong. I have been married to my best friend Scott since Sept 20, 03 and we have a daughter, Lily, who will be 5 next month. I'm joining this group with the hope of meeting people who can support me in my faith, weight lo... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 10:45:27 EST Book of Good Sportsmanship Review Heyya Spark Parents! <BR> <BR> I just read and reviewed, "The Kids' (and parents', too!) Book of Good Sportsmanship: An easy-to-read guide for families" by Leslie A. Susskind. <BR> <BR> To put it short and simple, I loved it! This little picture book really is a guidebook for raising winners, both on and off the field. Personally, I think every coach, trainer, team leader, or parent of a junior athelete should make this book required reading before the first practice of the year! <BR> <BR... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 16:34:37 EST Questions for you dads Heyya Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I’m working on a new book project and I need your help. <BR> <BR> This piece will focus on being a “Christian father.” Basically, I just need your opinions and/or advice on four questions, which I’ll post below. Feel free to answer any or all of the questions, and answers can be as short as 2-3 sentences, or as long as you like. <BR> <BR> Favorite Bible verses and personal experiences are welcome, as well.* <BR> <BR> If you would prefer not to submit your respon... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 20:16:26 EST I'm Going to Be a Dad: Now What? - Book review Heyya Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I read plenty of parenting and fatherhood books when my wife and I were pregnant. Our daughter is now almost three and, having just finished "I'm Going to Be a Dad: Now What?" I can't think of a question I've had in the last three years that the author doesn't answer somewhere in the book. <BR> <BR> Craig Baird writes in a conversational, straight forward manner, brilliantly balancing humor and plain-spoken facts for a finished guidebook that is informative (but no... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 12:07:50 EST Am I making a boy out of my little girl? Heyya Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I had an interesting conversation yesterday. <BR> <BR> I was talking to a woman at the library about how we (my wife and I) had just taken our daughter on her first camping trip, and I mentioned, with a laugh, that it was good practice, as she might be in hunting and fishing camps with daddy for the next twenty years or more. <BR> <BR> The woman looked at me askance and said “Well, remember she’s a girl, don’t try to make a boy out of her!” <BR> <BR> Looking f... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 13:26:10 EST Hi! I'm Erin Hi everyone! I'm Erin-I'm a 26 year old single mom to Kaitlyn, who is 4. I just graduated from Towson University with a degree in Family Studies. I joined SparkPeople many months ago and then fell off the wagon. I'm trying to get back and get serious about weight loss and a healthy lifestyle! Sat, 9 Jan 2010 10:48:39 EST 10 Parenting questions for 2010 <BR> Heyya Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Read a great article over at SimpleMom today... <BR> <BR> "10 Questions to Encourage Engaged Parenting in 2010" by Megan Tietz <BR> <BR> Check it out: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> -Perry <BR> <BR> Perry P. Perkins <BR> Freelance Writer/Editor <BR> Portland Fatherhood Examiner <BR> <BR> Website: <BR> Twitter: PerksBooks <BR> Facebook: <BR> Blog: Sat, 2 Jan 2010 19:49:29 EST Time-outs: effective discipline or waste of time? <BR> Hey Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I'm interested in your opinions on this subject. <BR> <BR> Here's the article: <BR> <BR> Time-outs: effective discipline or waste of time? - <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> -Perry <BR> <BR> Perry P. Perkins <BR> Freelance Writer/Editor <BR> Portland Fatherhood Examiner <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Website: <BR> Twitter: PerksBooks <BR> Facebook: Wed, 23 Dec 2009 16:13:58 EST Thank God for Takeout (a little parenting humor) <BR> Hey Sparkers, <BR> <BR> A little bit of my twisted humor for you. We've been sick for awhile here at my place, so this is how I make the best of it, lol. <BR> <BR> Thank God for Takeout: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> -Perry <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 21 Dec 2009 15:06:19 EST Help Your Kids Find Christmas Joy <BR> Hey Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Read another great article form the fellas at today! <BR> <BR> "Help Your Kids Find Christmas Joy" <BR> <BR> Excerpt: <BR> <BR> With only a week until Christmas, there's a lot to look forward to. Many of us remember holiday seasons growing up where the anticipation was almost unbearable, and all the food and lights and family traditions added to the sense of wonder. Every family is unique, but don’t we all want our children to experience a similar... Fri, 18 Dec 2009 15:10:22 EST New SAHD SparkTeam! Hey Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I noticed that there wasn't a team dedicated to stay-at-home dads, so, not knowing any better, I started one! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=38281 </link> <BR> <BR> If you're a stay-at-home or work-from-home dad, wish you were, or just want to hang out with the guys, drop by and join up! <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there, <BR> <BR> -Perry Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:15:03 EST New from las vegas the city of new belivers Hi my name is Pryia and I am beginning to enjoy the perks of the spark people website I am a single parent of two kids ages 5, and 14, I just currently started working from home in an effort to be a stay at home, working mom, who homeschools her kids. My main Goal is to have more options and lead a well balnced healthy lifestyle that glorifys the Lord and give my children thier sense of purpose. We are born again christians as of 2 years ago. And I feel very led by the Lord more than ever ... Sun, 13 Dec 2009 15:08:42 EST A Fantastic Frugal Christmas Hey Sparkers, <BR> <BR> "I have this Christmas-time dream that I will be able to buy a gift for every person I know. The reality is my money runs out long before my list of friends. I can get something nice for my closest family and something small for a few more relatives and close friends. I am learning to put my brain to work coming up with free experience gifts, which is basically an activity I can do with someone. I don't want to let the year go by without letting them know how much I l... Mon, 7 Dec 2009 17:13:20 EST "Kids eat cheap/free" deals <BR> Hey Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I was sent a great link today for Kid's Eat Free in Portland, a webpage dedicated to listing restaurants where kid's meals are discounted or free with an adult purchase, all over the US and Canada. <BR> <BR> From their website: <BR> <BR> " is the authoritative source on Kids Eat Free and other kids dining specials in the United States. Our collection is updated daily. From adding new kids eat free deals to deleting expiring deals, this selection ... Wed, 18 Nov 2009 13:29:13 EST Tips on dealing with croup <BR> So, we found out what croup was, at 3am yesterday morning… <BR> <BR> The Pickle woke us up at about that hour, making a horrible wheezing noise, followed by a barking cough. I’ve had cars that made that noise, but never heard it from a child before. <BR> <BR> Needless to say that both mom and I launched into a full-bore parental panic. <BR> <BR> We called the advice nurse and then bundled her up and sat outside for about 15 minutes. That helped a lot. From what I’ve read, some cool a... Tue, 10 Nov 2009 13:40:45 EST MY MISSION FIELD MY MISSION FIELD <BR> <BR> Matthew 9:37-38, "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest." <BR> <BR> Do you sometimes hanker to be doing some great work for God? You feel as though you are wasting your life in your home. You would love to serve the Lord in some harvest field. Yes, it is true, the harvest is great and the laborers are few. But w... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 12:51:07 EST Potty-training advice? <BR> Okay moms & dads, <BR> <BR> I need some potty-training advice (funny stories will work too!) at the link below. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> -Perry <BR> Fri, 30 Oct 2009 20:30:21 EST Guide to Pirate Parenting Hey all, <BR> <BR> Hilarious parenting ebook, "Guide to Pirate Parenting" available for free download. Review here: <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <BR> -Perry <BR> Wed, 28 Oct 2009 14:06:29 EST The Most Important Time of My Day October 22, 2009 <BR> <BR> The Most Important Time of My Day <BR> Lysa TerKeurst <BR> <BR> "'... Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" Matthew 4:4 (NIV) <BR> <BR> Devotion: <BR> Is it really that important to have a quiet time with the Lord everyday? I mean the Lord knows how busy my life is, so if I just toss up a few prayers and listen to a Christian song on the radio while rushing into my day, that should suffice. Right? <B... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:02:45 EST I,have,a,question, ho,it,may,be,dumb, I,am,not,good,at,words,and,I,am,horrible,a<BR>t,explaining,things.At,least,not,witho<BR>ut,confusing,everyone,including,myself<BR>.I,have,been,trying,to,teach,my,boys,a<BR>bout,God,accepting,him,living,for,him,<BR>and,praying,etc.My,boys,are,six,and,ei<BR>ght.How,do,I,go,about,it,so,that,they,<BR>understand?I,was,talking,to,my,six,yr,<BR>old,and,he,still,doesn't,understand,wh<BR>o,Jesus,is.His,speech,problem,doesn't,<BR>help,either.I,must,be,a,horrible,Mom,b<BR>ut,sometimes,I,have,a.hard,time... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 11:29:27 EST Prayer 4 a dying Mommy of a 2 and 4 yr old. Michelle a Mommy of a 2 and 4 yr old is dying from cancer. Last week she was given 1-2 months to live. Last night they gave Michelle until this weekend to live. She and her whole family aren't Christian's, so prayer concerning this is needed as well. Please pray for all who are touched by this sad situation. <BR> <BR> Blessings of HAPPINESS, SAFETY AND HEALTH to you and yours...... Thank You to all who pray for this situation. <BR> <BR> Edited Thursday Oct 22 2009 at 6:42 pm. Sadly,... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:51:36 EST Hey,my name is Autumn I have 2 boys.Dylan8 and Ethan6.17months,apart.But they actlike twins,hehehe.I have been trying to teach them about GodandHis word.And how to pray.I havee xtreme difficultyexplaining thingsbut I try. Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:58:40 EST Stroller Safety Tips <BR> Hey all, <BR> <BR> "Almost every baby stroller is designed with safety in mind but this doesn’t mean parents can rest assure their baby is always safe in any stroller. Knowing the features of a particular stroller, common stroller hazards and how to properly ensure your baby is snug and safe in his or her stroller is mandatory for any parent concerned with the well being of their child." - <BR> <BR> I watched a video on Tangle yesterday that, literally, left me shakin... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 18:40:44 EST Protecting our kids from online sexual predators "Okay, this isn't a subject that anyone likes to talk about, but the fact is that there are bad people out there, they are online, and they are looking for our kids." <BR> <BR> I've posted the article here: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks all, <BR> <BR> -Perry Fri, 16 Oct 2009 23:11:59 EST Swine Flu Update from CDC Hey all, <BR> <BR> Here's an important update on recognizing and dealing with Swine Flu, especially if you're pregnant, or have small children. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you like what you read, I sure appreciate anyone who wanted to subscribe to my page. <BR> <BR> Blessings! <BR> <BR> -Perry <BR> <BR> Perry P. Perkins <BR> Portland Fatherhood Examiner <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 Oct 2009 11:15:19 EST I'm new to SparkPeople. Hi, my name is Dannette, and I'm the mother of six children. They are 24 (son), 22 (son), 20 (daughter), 18 (daughter), 6 (son) and 4 (daughter). I'm also a home-based child care provider. Three of the older children are in college, and I'm very proud of them. Now, it's time to make them all proud of me. It's time to work on myself, lose the weight and get in shape. One of my Christian friends told me about SparkPeople. I really enjoy using the Nutrition Tracker and the Fitness Tracker... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 08:42:23 EST Your ADULT child is back home. How many of you have an adult child back home and you need to hear input's from others about things you're dealing with??????????????? Hoping to connect with others out there with adult children at home. Wanting a "BUDDY" through these times are you out there???????? Tue, 6 Oct 2009 15:16:43 EST New from Vegas Hello, my name is Janis. I live in Las Vegas and have 3 children. Katie-almost 8, Alexander 5 and Elliana is almost 3. I have been a reformed Christian (PCA) since 1999. Things are always busy here.. I work part time at a bank, and homeschool 2 of my children. <BR> <BR> This is the first time in my life I have struggled with weight. I was dxed a year and a half ago with a thyroid autoimmune disease and its been downhill since then. I could use some prayers. Anyways its time for a ch... Mon, 21 Sep 2009 09:43:30 EST Can a father join? Currently I am a stay at home dad with our 3 1/2yr old daughter, my wife has a 11yr old son form a previous marriage who stays with his dad. This group topic sounds like a good forum, but looking at the post date's i have to ask <BR> <BR> "IS ANYBODY HERE". <em>252</em> Tue, 25 Aug 2009 15:15:11 EST New to the team Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am a mother of three; 23,22,and 5. My two older children are no longer interested in the church or any "religious" activities. So hard. I'm looking forward to sharing with other parents-since we have children both grown and young! Thu, 13 Aug 2009 10:54:09 EST Christian Book Club Hi Everyone, I thought that perhaps we might start a book club and join together to discuss etc... Or if you have any good Christian fiction, or spiritual growth books that you enjoyed post them here and share why you liked it so much. <BR> <BR> I've read most of the Left Behind books has anyone else here read them? If so what did you think? Thu, 14 May 2009 12:01:00 EST Toddlers 2 Teens in Church! Share your stories.. One thing that I used to do to help keep my little ones quiet in church was to bring along something to keep them occupied. i.e. Christian coloring book with no more then 2 to 3 crayons. <BR> <BR> Anyone else have any suggestions? And for those of us with Teens what do you do to make sure their getting the most out of the service? Thu, 14 May 2009 11:57:39 EST Quick note... Hi all, <BR> <BR> I have been here a few weeks and not posted yet. I wanted to let everyone know that I am very happy to be here and wish to participate more regularly but due to health issues that have become severe, I will be unable to do much more than read posts until mid July. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Bella Thu, 7 May 2009 18:47:45 EST Anyone Twitter? Hey all, <BR> <BR> Just signed up on Twitter: <BR> <BR> Hoping to cross post with some of the great info I get here on SP! <BR> <BR> I’ll follow you if you follow me! <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <BR> -Perry Sun, 29 Mar 2009 20:00:17 EST Praise your Kids Daily If, as a dad or mom, you had less than one minute each day to talk to your children, what would you tell them? Studies show that parents, on the average, spend less than sixty seconds a day talking to their children, and most of that time is spent pointing out negative behavior. <BR> <BR> However, the opposite of criticism is one of the most powerful motivating forces available to parents: praise. Like most parents—if not all parents—I was always noticing the things I wanted our three kids t... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 15:39:22 EST Parenting isn't easy! Parenting isn't easy! <BR> <BR> While I was on vacation, I noticed a number of parents becoming upset with their children. I encountered one very dramatic scene. I saw a father explode in anger with his twelve-year-old son. The father grabbed his son by the neck and jerked him aside to scold him for what he had said. The son had simply pointed out a mistake his father had made over the pronunciation of a word. It sounded funny and the son laughed at his father's error. <BR> <BR> I'm going t... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 09:16:50 EST Yesterday morning in Devotions.... Yesterday morning in my own devotion time I was thinking about how I ask my kids "If Jesus was asking you who broke this (or whatever incident is in discussion at the time) what would your answer be?" We've had a bout with my two littlest boys fibbing and sometimes we've resorted to using "conviction" to verify truth. Is that wrong? Anyway, my point is that as Christians we know that our body was created as the temple of Christ. It houses His Holy Spirit. With knowing that we don't want ... Mon, 16 Jun 2008 09:49:16 EST I'm new too!! Hi! I'm new today. My name is Christie and i have three boys. Gabe, 11 Seth 7, and Noah 4. It's a challenge and one I wouldn't face without the Almighty Creator. God is good! <BR> Thanks for letting me join! <BR> Blessings!!! Tue, 3 Jun 2008 09:02:38 EST HOW BIG IS OUR GOD? How Big Is God? <BR> <BR> Micca Campbell, Director of Outreach, Speaker Team Member <BR> <BR> <BR> Key Verse: <BR> <BR> I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. (Psalms 121:1, NKJ) <BR> <BR> <BR> Devotion: <BR> <BR> Last June, my husband and I became guardians of our thirteen-year-old nephew. Tony was different from other children his age. Our nephew had seen and experienced things no child should. He was behind two years in school, owned only the clothes o... Wed, 21 May 2008 11:11:59 EST I Want to be a Virtuous Mom!!! Moms Standing Guard <BR> <BR> Sharon Jaynes <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> In celebration of Mother's Day, Sharon will have several devotions devoted to moms! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's Truth <BR> <BR> "She watches over the affairs of her household..." (Proverbs 31:27 NIV). <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Friend to Friend <BR> <BR> I have always seen a mother as a lighthouse, or beacon in a child's life. Think about it. A beacon is a landmark that her children can always count on. She shines the lig... Wed, 7 May 2008 11:31:21 EST Abba Father - Our Daddy!! A Different Daddy <BR> <BR> By Susanne Scheppmann – Member of Proverbs Speaker Team <BR> <BR> <BR> Key verse: <BR> <BR> Because you are God's children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into us to call out, "Abba! Father!" Galatians 4:6 (God’s Word) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Devotion: <BR> <BR> The antiseptic smell of the intensive care unit assaulted my nose as I sat next to my father’s bed. Machines whirred and beeped with each labored breath he took. One collapsed lung and the... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 11:44:03 EST I'm new I've been married for 20 years in May and hava a 10 year old boy and an 11 year old daughter. We need all the strength and support we can get while trying to raise our kids in this world full of confusion and lack of morality. I'm glad to find this team. <em>30</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2008 20:08:42 EST Games with a Biblical Twist!! I got the idea from another team I am a part of, however there is a biblical twist to it. <BR> <BR> I will start with a word, then find a scripture with that word in it. Then the next person takes the last letter of that word to create a new one and then finds a scripture with that word in it and so on! <BR> <BR> So here it goes; <BR> <BR> Faith <BR> "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1 <BR> <BR> Now the next person thinks of... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 16:40:12 EST Hi. I'm new. Just introducing myself. I am a stay-at-home mom of 4, We home school, and love the Lord. Mon, 10 Mar 2008 16:11:46 EST 26 yr old SAHM of 2 Hey yall... my name is Leah and I am a mommy of a 3 year old girl named Alaina and an almost 4 month old little boy named Robbie. I am currently trying to lose the rest of the weight that came with being I am really big on the elliptical and stationary bike. Looking forward to meeting yall and being a part of this group :) God Bless yall!! Fri, 7 Mar 2008 14:37:45 EST New SP Christian parent Hello, good SP people. I hope that everyone is doing well today. I am so excited about this outlet for encouragement and concerns. Blessings to you all and may God give you the strength to be great parents and the endurance to lose your weight in order to create a proper temple for Christ to dwell in. <BR> <BR> Respectfully, <BR> <BR> Mike Wed, 5 Mar 2008 17:35:09 EST New Member Hi, I'm new to spark TEAMS! I am not new to S/P. <BR> I joined Spark People several months ago and it didn't last... like many of my good intentions. I like to do things 'solo' but know that it isn't the way God designed us! He designed us to need Him and for us to need each other. <BR> So, I signed up again at the prompting of my sisters (again) and decided to join wholeheartedly and meet people and be more accountable! The more people praying for me the better so thank you in advanc... Sun, 2 Mar 2008 21:30:04 EST New here! Hello everyone. <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople on 2-20-08. I have been looking through the Teams and came across this one. I am a Christian parent with one challenging child(stubborn as his Mom) and one pre-teen child(and all that entails). I hope to drop some pounds and perhaps get some advice from other Christian parents. <BR> <BR> Lori Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:47:13 EST KLOVE's Encouraging Word 2/15/08 No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love has been brought to full expression through us. <BR> <BR> 1 John 4:12, NLT Fri, 15 Feb 2008 11:30:51 EST Quick Dinner Ideas - Can we beat Rachael Ray?!! Hey Moms, <BR> <BR> Lets see if we can beat Rachael Ray with coming up with our own easy and quick dinner ideas. Dosen't have to be 30 minutes or less but it would sure help! <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Feb 2008 11:39:56 EST What's your local weather Today? About 30 degree's today! Mon, 4 Feb 2008 09:13:16 EST Share Ten Things about YOU! 1. Married 20 years <BR> 2. Four wonderful children <BR> 3. SAHM <BR> 4. Love SparkPeople <BR> 5. Served during Desert Storm <BR> 6. Live in New England (Go Patriots!) <BR> 7. Love Spring and can't wait for it to get here! <BR> 8. Love doing a garden every year with my daughters <BR> 9. Have about 4 SparksTeams that I've started <BR> 10. Love being on the Internet! Mon, 4 Feb 2008 09:08:27 EST What's Normal 4 Year Old Behavior? My husband and I are always asking ourselves, "Are these outbursts normal?" Our once sweet, calm mannered son has become a FIREBALL! When he gets mad (at small things, usually) he yells and screams...etc. We eat well, he sleeps plenty, has a predictable schedule, very small amounts of sweets. Is this just a stage? Wed, 30 Jan 2008 13:22:43 EST HPV Vaccination Hoax Exposed (Prayer Needed) Our special report, "The Great HPV Vaccination Hoax Exposed" is available now at: http://www.newstarg HPV_Vaccine_ 0.html <BR> <BR> Here is the first part of this article: <BR> <BR> (NewsTarget) For the last several years, HPV vaccines have been marketed to the public and mandated in compulsory injections for young girls in several states based on the idea that they prevent cervical cancer. Now, NewsTarget has obtained documents from the FDA and other sources (see below) whic... Mon, 28 Jan 2008 10:31:59 EST Train up a Child in the way he should go... Training Our Children to Follow God <BR> <BR> By Melanie Chitwood <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "'Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are gettin... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 13:18:09 EST Hey Moms.. Let's Chat!! (Post about Anything here) Hello my fellow Moms (and hopefully we'll get some Dads one day) <BR> <BR> Please fill free to post here about whatever you wish to discuss with the other ladies. This can be anything from tips on potty training, to needing advice on an unruly teen! <em>198</em> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> The most important thing is that you all realize that you're not alone... and that we really do NEED one another! <BR> <BR> God bless you all, <BR> <BR> Jovonn Tue, 22 Jan 2008 16:17:49 EST Tips for Home Bible study with resistant children Hi everyone! <BR> I have 3 little girls at home, ages 4, 7, and 9. I have attempted to do a short Bible story/study a few nights a week with them, but each time, I am unsuccessful. They look at me and roll their eyes as if it's "boring". According to my 9 year old, she doesn't want to hear about "Jesus stuff". I tried to talk to her about this, pointing out the fact that she loves going to Sunday school. I even told her about a great Christian camp for the summer where one of the teens s... Wed, 9 Jan 2008 09:50:06 EST New Year's Resolutions Has anyone made any yet? I have a few. I want to lose 40 pounds this year. I also want to increase fruit and veggies eaten in this house and decrease sugar and white flour products. Another of my resolutions is to play outside with the children at least 3 times a week. That one will be easier once it's warms up a bit but we're fine indoors for now. Thu, 3 Jan 2008 14:59:56 EST Daily SparkPoints! 1 Thu, 3 Jan 2008 13:59:29 EST Have a Good Laugh...Merry Christmas! Watch my little elves: <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Dec 2007 21:59:58 EST Obedience-Based Decisions I wanted to share this devotional I received in an email. It made me think of why I am determined to keep this group going in spite of the dwindling attendance of the members here. I felt led to to start this group for a reason, and in God's perfect timing the increase will come. And if not... then it was meant to be just for the few that are here! <BR> <BR> God bless, <BR> Jovonn <BR> <BR> <BR> Obedience-Based Decisions <BR> TGIF Today God Is First by Os Hillman <BR> <BR> <BR> We a... Thu, 13 Dec 2007 12:18:11 EST Rocks, Pebbles and Sand A Christian view of “A Story of Priorities and a Jar” <BR> <BR> <BR> A christian professor stood before his class with some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks about two inches in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full. <BR> <BR> They all nodded and agreed that it was full. <BR> <BR> So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook... Thu, 6 Dec 2007 12:40:38 EST Are we still a team? Hi everyone. I was just wondering where is everyone? Are we still a team or are we going to allow the enemy to break us up and afflict our children? We need to unite together and pray. Please, if you read this, could you post a response. It is discouraging to be a part of a team, where no one is willing to participate. <BR> <BR> My tone is gentle, my countenance is smiling, but my heart is longing for communication on behalf of our children. <BR> Thank you Mon, 3 Dec 2007 23:15:01 EST Please watch NBC Nightly News all week @ 6:30pm All this week he will be talking about "African American Women: Where We Stand". Education, Health, Marriage, At risk. <BR> <BR> Then lets post your comments. For your convenience at: "African American Women: Where we Stand"@ Sparks. <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 Nov 2007 20:16:23 EST INTERCESSORY PRAYER Hello everyone. Jovann and I have been talking and praying about this new topic. She suggested I start it. I would like some of your input. This topic will be a continuous thread. In this we will list our children and grandchildren by name age and if there is a specific prayer request. We need to stand in the gap for our children. Our children need to see us and hear us praying for them. We need to bless our children daily. Speak positive. If you won't be offended I will add a p... Sat, 10 Nov 2007 16:39:35 EST Gold Wrapping Paper Some time ago, a mother punished her 5 year old daughter for wasting a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and she became even more upset when the child used the gold paper to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift box to her mother on Christmas morning and said, "This is for you Momma." The mother was embarassed by her earlier reaction, but seconds later her anger once again overwhelmed her when she opened the box and... Fri, 9 Nov 2007 12:45:29 EST New to the team <BR> Good afternoon all <BR> What a blessing it is to have been linked to this team. I look forward to the future relationships that I believe God has ordained for a reason and for a season. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Nov 2007 12:52:10 EST New to you. I am new to this group but I have been on Spark for a little over six weeks. I have been saved since I was five years old. I am trying very hard to be a testimony to my eleven year old daughter. Not just in Jesus but in life also. My daughter is adopted. My ex husband and I adopted her at birth. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me other than my Savior finding me. I have recently re-married to a wonderful man who is also a believer. I can't wait to get to know you all.... Wed, 17 Oct 2007 21:30:01 EST Prayer Request! Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> This week has been abit of an emotional week, Let me share abit with you...Friends of my husband and I from church are dealing with a very scary time. Their 3 yr old son is under going Chemo ( to fight against a tumor in the young boys stomach).He is at stage 4 and a real fighter! However tomorrow he does go for surgery to attempt to remove the tumor ( or at least a portion of it) to help him. As much as we gather every week with friends to hold his boy in prayer...and w... Thu, 11 Oct 2007 21:57:16 EST Newby Hi. I am new here to SP. I saw this group when i was searching for a Christian group to add to my teams. I just wanted to say hello, and hopefully we can caht sometime. <BR> <BR> Angie Mon, 1 Oct 2007 14:25:37 EST Daily Reminder! 1 Corinthians 10:31 <BR> <BR> Whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, you must do all for the glory of God. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Allie <BR> <em>91</em> Fri, 28 Sep 2007 09:41:38 EST Concerned special needs mom hello all! I am a new member to SP and this board so I hope that you all don't mind my asking advice on my first day but here it is! <BR> <BR> I have a 7 year old little boy who is autistic. He is very high funtioning and completely verbal (spoke after 5 years but never stopped since!) Anways as I go on... he has decided that he is ready to become a Christian. He knows the entire Bible front to back and can quote you the entire truth, but that is the problem. To him, if it is written anywher... Fri, 7 Sep 2007 12:38:12 EST Wonderful news! My baby girl, who turned 7 on Friday, was born again the day before... Thursday! Now my quiver is indeed full :) All my children are heaven bound! She had been talking about it and asking questions for over 2 months, (beginning with her listening to a sermone about being Lost. She looked up from her coloring book and said to me with big sad brown eyes... "I'm lost, ain't I, Mama?" I answered her truthfully with a "yes" .... since then she's asked questions and talked about being saved... and ... Mon, 27 Aug 2007 15:49:17 EST Don't let health problems stand in your way If you currently suffer from a health problem that may interfere with your weight loss efforts, exercising or motativation. Get informed, all hope is not lost! <BR> <BR> If you find some important information in an article or book that you read, please share it here with others that may be at the brink of feeling hopeless. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much! <BR> Jovonn Sun, 26 Aug 2007 23:18:03 EST Need some prayer Hey everyone I need for you all to pray for me. My oldest son sometimes goes over his friends house from church, and when he comes home he treats us like 4 leg dogs especially me, he acts like he doesnt like us. He gets very smart mouthy, and I dont take it, it usually ends with me kicking his behind yes I said kicking his behind, he is 6'2 and 15yrs old, but I am not taking the disrepecting, I believe in not sparring the rod. But I get so angry it scares me. <em>39</em> Mon, 30 Jul 2007 09:11:13 EST Who's MIA? Hello all & thanks to Jovonn for getting in touch <em>213</em> <BR> Well, Yes, I am MIA. However, I am not "off the wagon" completely. We are so busy that keeping up with the SP stuff is too much - I had to get off of MySpace for the same reason. I will log in every now and then and log my excercise and sometimes my foods, but I can't dedicate the time necessary to fully engage in SP like I did the first few weeks. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I hope you all are doing well and have a great day! <BR... Fri, 27 Jul 2007 16:02:16 EST Stay At Home Mom feeling loney and eating..... Okay I am feeling really isolated lately. I go to Mom's groups and met friends but I just feel like they don't get it. <BR> <BR> We are trying to raise our child with Christian values and so that means somethings we just don't do. But a lot of our friends are now bowing to "they are going to hear it anyway at school" pressure and letting their small kids play really violent games and listen to music with very adult lyrics. So when I remove my child from these situations I get the cold sho... Wed, 18 Jul 2007 21:28:36 EST RECIPES, HEALTH TIPS, NUTRITION INFORMATION 7 Smart Snacks for Diet Success <BR> <BR> Think you can't snack when you're trying to lose weight? Think again. These healthy, low-calorie snacks will satisfy your diet cravings and help you reach your weight-loss goals. <BR> By Lisa Kovalovich Whitmore <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For many women, dieting equals food restriction. Snacks? They usually get eliminated in the name of saving calories. But snacking when you're watching your weight is actually a good idea. "[When dieting,... Fri, 13 Jul 2007 22:27:34 EST TGIF (TODAY GOD IS FIRST) Independence That Leads to Sin <BR> by Os Hillman, July 12, 2007 <BR> <BR> So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. - Luke 15:20 <BR> <BR> The two young men had worked for many years in their family business. One day one of the sons decided he wanted to venture out on his own. He had been under the employment of his dad's business long e... Thu, 12 Jul 2007 23:04:11 EST Prayer request I'd like to request prayer. We're taking Serenity to the behavioral specialist tomorrow b/c of her acting much younger than her age. She's 4 1/2 and is only about as developed in some areas as a 2 1/2 or 3 year old. We also think she may have ADHD since she's too hyper and all over the place to sit and learn or pay attention to anything. She's so sweet and so perfect in my eyes (I'm a mother, all my kids are perfect to me.)and I don't want her on medication. I do want her to be able to le... Mon, 9 Jul 2007 10:29:08 EST WORK THOSE BEAUTIFUL BODIES TO PERFECTION!! Cardiovascular Exercises: <BR> <BR> 1. Walking <BR> Walking is the simplest, cheapest and easiest form of cardiovascular exercise. <BR> It is the best starting point for anyone who is just starting to exercise. <BR> It is very low impact and is extremely convenient. <BR> Start slowly, then gradually work up to walking longer and faster. <BR> Finding a walking partner can help keep you motivated. <BR> <BR> 2. Jogging/Running <BR> This is a step up from walking. It is harder and puts more i... Wed, 4 Jul 2007 19:38:18 EST Please Pray!!!! My mother's god-mother had gall bladder surgery yesterday and lost a lot of blood. She is 70 years old and is now on life support. Please pray for her speedy recovery. Her name is Thelma Kelly. Thanks. Mon, 2 Jul 2007 14:26:38 EST Top 10 Butt Exercises From Page Waehner <BR> Your Guide to Exercise: <BR> <BR> Are you happy with your butt? Most of us aren't. They're too small, too big, too saggy, too flabby...this list goes on. The right cardio exercise and weight training activities (like squats and deadlifts) can make a difference in your backside and help you get those buns of steel. Find out the best cardio and strength training exercises for strengthening and firming up your rear. <BR> 1. Squats <BR> <BR> View Full-SizeSquats are one o... Sun, 24 Jun 2007 22:06:22 EST LET'S ALL GET ACQUAINTED!!! I am so grateful for all of you that have become faithful members of this group. We have come a long way and I see only good things coming into place for our future! <BR> <BR> I welcome ALL the new members here, and look forward to building long lasting friendships with each of you. May we all grow in the grace of God and the knowledge of his Word, and what He would have us to do in our lives. Let us together learn from one another and share in tips to take care of our "temples". <BR> <BR... Sun, 24 Jun 2007 20:44:21 EST Devotions for Dieters Does anyone else get these? I have them emailed daily from Crosswalk, but I also have the book. I liked today's and wanted to share. <BR> <BR> Mark 13:35 <BR> "Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn." NIV <BR> <BR> <BR> Diets need to be taken one day at a time. Each new day means a new diet. If yesterday's diet didn't work, it doesn't really matter. Whether we die... Mon, 18 Jun 2007 09:58:42 EST Should we argue our stand? a few weeks ago, while new to the site and looking around, I came across a thread... disturbing to me... where athiests and agnostics and christians were seemingly arguing about their beliefs. I felt this was all wrong and did not post. But it provoked thought within me... what should a christian do or say in a situation like that? <BR> <BR> Just today I received my daily email of encouragement. As I read through, my long ago question was answered in a thoughtful and completely understandin... Fri, 15 Jun 2007 20:51:22 EST Let's Have Fun! Articles, Poems, Jokes, FUN!!! Toddler Property Rules <BR> <BR> If I like it, it's mine. <BR> If it's in my hand, it's mine. <BR> If I can take it from you, it's mine. <BR> If I had it a little while ago, it's mine. <BR> If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way. <BR> If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine. <BR> If it looks just like mine, it's mine. <BR> If I think it's mine, it's mine. <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:32:07 EST Hello All! Hi I'm new to this team and this is my first post here. I'm a 28 year old mother of three, trying to live a life that is pleasing to God. I look forward to encouraging others as well as being encouraged. Fri, 1 Jun 2007 15:40:53 EST Homeschoolers? Hi all. I am not a frequent poster to this site. I came across it and thought I would ask a question of fellow Christians. <BR> <BR> I am in Germany and will be home schooling my children next year. I am looking for a cirriculum and guidelines for 4 year old and 12 year old. Any direction? <BR> <BR> email me at or sparkmail me. <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 15 May 2007 18:05:45 EST Christian Parents Unite! - Welcome ALL Members!! Hi, Everyone, Thank you so much for joining Christian Parents Unite! Please fill free to post here or in any of the threads you feel most comfortable. I will keep up with all threads on a regular basis so as to get to know each and every one of you personally. <BR> <BR> Your Sister in Christ, <BR> Jovonn Wed, 25 Apr 2007 23:19:42 EST I'M NEW ON THIS TEAM!!! CAN'T WAIT TO TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH ALL YOU GREAT PEOPLE!!! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!! <BR> TONYA Sun, 8 Apr 2007 10:55:15 EST Frustration Causing Food Failure!!! I have been struggling recently with eating unhealthy choices due to my family members (husband and 3 teens) all being so lazy that no one wants to help out in the house. I am expected to work 2 jobs (one as an office manager during the day, and come home and run my own travel business late into the night booking travel) also to cook, clean up and handle all the other household responsibilities that comes with being a mother and housewife. <BR> Well I've decided to GO ON STRIKE!!! NO MORE wi... Sun, 25 Mar 2007 12:21:31 EST Please pray My husband's aunt has sickle-cell and she is in the middle of a sickle-cell crisis. She's in the hospital and she's about 7-8 months pregnant. They need to take the baby but she (my aunt) doesn't have enough blood so they need to do a transfusion first. My aunt is in distress and needless to say--a lot of pain. Please pray for her and the baby...and pray that the Lord will give her mind to surrender to him. (She knows the way but she hasn't given her life to Him) Tue, 6 Feb 2007 11:14:23 EST Another Christian Parent Joining the Ranks Hi! Glad to meet you guys! <BR> <BR> I'm a Mom, a wife, a college student, and at the moment 23 pounds heavier than I want to be. <BR> <BR> I've been with my DH for approx 15 years. We have 3 kids We've live all over the world, but currently reside in AZ where we plan on settling for good. <BR> <BR> I am currently going to college to get my RN so that I can get into the Nuclear Medicine program. I got really brave and took 5 classes. Am I off my rocker or what?! LOL! <BR> <BR> My whole fa... Mon, 29 Jan 2007 21:09:10 EST Newbie Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this group and I just wanted to introduce myself. I am a mother of four and it will be great for me to be able to unite with other christian parents. Sun, 28 Jan 2007 22:13:28 EST Hello, my name is Algerita I am new to the group. I am a Christian (saved) mother of two beautiful children and I am excited to have joined this group. I look forward to encouraging and being encouraged!! God Bless. Sat, 20 Jan 2007 12:11:53 EST New to this board Hello, Christian parents, <BR> I am a single mom of 6 - ranging from 5 to 16 years old. I am hoping to be able to squeeze regular time on the site. Please pray for my commitment as school starts again. I feel like my schedule is a serious reason that I fall back into unhealthy habits (it's easier to go get fast food than make a lunch, cook dinner, etc). Unfortunately, there is not much I can do about the schedule, unless I want to quit working, or quit school. Neither option would end well. A... Tue, 2 Jan 2007 04:56:06 EST HELLO HELLO ALL, <BR> I WAS JUST INVITED TO JOIN THIS TEAM. IT LOOKS LIKE THIS WILL BE A VALUABLE RESOURCE. <BR> <BR> HOPING TO STREGTHEN MY ARSENAL. <BR> Sun, 1 Oct 2006 19:15:52 EST just wanted to share... I posted this on another group, but I just felt like I needed to share this - it's amazing what our children will pick up on at such young ages. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to share what my daughter Grace said yesterday during our morning prayer time (we pray as we drive to daycare) - She said, Dear Jesus, put your angels around my daddy so if he falls it won't hurt." She's only four. She then proceeded to tell Jesus that the song she was about to sing she wanted delivered to Daddy's heart so ... Tue, 26 Sep 2006 12:43:30 EST I know this to shalll pass.... I keep hearing that from the people in my congregation (I'm the office manager at my church) regarding my kids growing up. They are 2 and 4 years old and the love of my life but there are times I could swear they will also be the death of me. My four year old (Gracie) is smarter than she needs to be. She is very advanced at 4 and can multi task as well as I do (on her terms though). She is a very loving and bright little girl, but has quite the little temper. She doesn't have temper tant... Thu, 21 Sep 2006 14:25:57 EST Vacation & Cruise Enthusiasts! Group Forum As a mother of six children. 3 girls, and 3 boys I have had my fair share of both heartache, and proud moments. I would love to build a forum of Bible believing, Christ seeking parents that will share their experiences, and join in giving emotional support to one another. <BR> <BR> Hopefully there are more of you out there that share in my belief that if you put Christ first and foremost He will work ALL things out for the good of those who love Him! Fri, 19 May 2006 10:37:36 EST