SparkPeople Encouraging Words for Women Team Messageboard A place for women to come and receive encouragement, support and motivation. Looking forward to getting to know you as we work together. SparkPeople Encouraging Words for Women Team Messageboard thank you so much Thank you to all my SPARK family, you have given to me the will and motivation to press into the new year with hope that I will meet my healthy goals, thank you all for your support and encouragement!!!!!! xoxox Fri, 24 Dec 2010 05:42:03 EST Daily Encouragement & Your Thoughts Daily encouragement with your thoughts & comments. Wed, 24 Nov 2010 15:02:55 EST New here Hi I just joined your group. My name is Aran, I'm 32, no kids but hubby has 2 grown children and 2 young granddaughters. I work with all men so I was looking for some female interaction as well as a closer relationship to God. I'm happy to be here. Thanks for reading. Sat, 20 Nov 2010 06:48:07 EST Leaders in Sparkpoints & Fitness Minutes This is let everyone know the results of sparkpoints & fitness minutes accumulated for the week....found in the Team Digest. <BR> <BR> Stop by here and leave congrats or leave a message on their sparkpage. Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:04:05 EST Food Words To Avoid Name a description in a food or menu item that we should avoid...Try to only list one per post to give others a chance! <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 13:16:38 EST Books of the Bible (game) Let's see how long it takes us to name the books of the Bible (in correct order). Preferably, from memory...but, if you need to look it up..that's fine. Sat, 6 Nov 2010 20:27:25 EST inspirational poems and things Yesterday a butterfly <BR> Came floating gently through the sky. <BR> He soared up through the atmosphere <BR> Then drifted close enough to hear. <BR> <BR> I said, "I'd love to fly with you <BR> And sail around the way you do. <BR> It looks like it would be such fun <BR> To fly up toward the summer sun. <BR> <BR> But I have not your graceful charm. <BR> I haven't wings, just these two arms. <BR> I've been designed to walk around. <BR> My human feet must touch the ground." <BR> ... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 02:39:00 EST From Arkansas ~ Lynn Hi, I'm from Arkansas. I am so glad to be here and I thank you for being here too. this looks like a wonderful and much needed team!! Wed, 16 Jun 2010 22:05:19 EST Hi All - I am Back! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> After an extended absence from sparkpeople, I received a wakeup call through an illness... you can read all about it in my Blog I posted yesterday. Now more than ever this journey is important, and I have found new resolve! Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:10:06 EST Hi From Missouri Hi All. I joined SparkPeople a couple of weeks ago. It is a lot to take in and I am looking for the boards, where I will be comfortable. <BR> <BR> I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother and love my roles. Thanks for having me here. <BR> <BR> Madelen Fri, 9 Apr 2010 11:42:47 EST new Hi! I am a homeschool mom of 4 girls. Today is my first day here, just started working out with "biggest loser" on the wii....and I definitely felt "the burn"!! Mon, 18 Jan 2010 16:41:55 EST Food Ideas? What are you all eating? <BR> <BR> I'm looking for ideas for low-cal snacks (under 150 cals) that are good and satisfying, not making me full, but making me feel not hungry. <BR> <BR> What kinds of food are you using in your diet plan? <BR> <BR> Any recipes or snack ideas you'd like to share? <BR> <em>180</em> Wed, 23 Dec 2009 12:16:30 EST Hello everyone My is teresa i hope to get to know you all. may your day be filled with many blessings from above. Tue, 1 Dec 2009 12:14:47 EST Motivational Quote for the Day Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. <BR> <BR> -Ralph Waldo Emerson Mon, 12 Oct 2009 19:34:48 EST Introducing myself Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I had joined SP a couple years ago and then lost touch but now I am back. <BR> <BR> I'm married and live in the RGV of South Texas. I am a part-time missionary (here in TX and in Mexico) and I really would like my body to be a fitting temple for the Holy Spirit to dwell in. <BR> <BR> I would like to lose 75 pounds AND KEEP IT OFF! I am very, very tired of being a yo-yo loser. <BR> <BR> It seems to me that being a committed Christian and maintaining a healthy body w... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 21:57:11 EST Gwynnevere is saying goodbye Hi everybody <BR> I'm sad to come to the conclusion that I have totally given up on myself. I am done and over with. <BR> I have removed myself as admin, grateful that you still have great people to work together with you. <BR> I am leaving Sparkpeople completely, so this really is goodbye. <BR> <BR> PS - for those of you who want to contact me in person, my email is <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Mar 2009 00:06:39 EST What values disappoint you in the people you meet? I am always disappointed when I meet someone and am anxious to find out their character, only to find that they are not only a non believer but actually make fun of religious people. That disapponts me. What disappoints you in people you meet? Sun, 25 Jan 2009 20:04:36 EST New Year Hi all I just rejoined this team. I have had a very up and down year. We don't know what this New Year will bring us but if we can all pull back together on this team and help and encourage each and every Lady here......we can make it better. I know I could use it....can you all too????? <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>303</em> Tue, 30 Dec 2008 08:02:21 EST Directions to our Father's House. <BR> DIRECTIONS TO OUR FATHER'S HOUSE. <BR> Make a Right onto Believeth Blvd. <BR> Keep straight and go through the Green Light, which is Jesus Christ. <BR> There, you must turn onto the Bridge of Faith, which is over troubled water. <BR> When you get off the bridge, make a Right turn and Keep Straight. <BR> You are on the King's Highway - Heaven-bound. <BR> Keep going for three miles: One for the Father, One for the Son, and One for the Holy Ghost. <BR> Then exit off onto Grace Blvd. <BR> F... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:00:08 EST Top 10 Predicitons-no matter who wins the election 1. The Bible will still have all the answers. <BR> 2. Prayer will still work. <BR> 3. The Holy Spirit will still move. <BR> 4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people. <BR> 5. There will still be God-anointed teaching and healing. <BR> 6. There will still be singing of praise to God. <BR> 7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people. <BR> 8. There will still be room at the Cross. <BR> 9. Jesus will still love you. <BR> 10. Jesus will still save the lost. <BR> <BR> ISN'T IT G... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:46:22 EST Adversity A carrot, an egg, and a cup of coffee...You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again. <BR> A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose. <BR> Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to ... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 10:35:21 EST Weekly "Chores"... Monday Wash Day <BR> Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and Vanity, so I may serve you with perfect humility <BR> Through the week ahead. <BR> <BR> Tuesday Ironing Day <BR> Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others. <BR> <BR> Wednesday Mending Day <BR> O God, help me mend my ways so I will not set a bad example for others. <BR> <BR> Thursday Cleaning Day <BR> Lord Jesus, help me to dust... Tue, 7 Oct 2008 09:39:08 EST Family in military Brother is being sent to Iraq and my father is not doing well with the news. His heart is very weak and we pray that both remain safe during this time of uncertainty. Sun, 5 Oct 2008 12:50:01 EST HELP! I'm sorry to bother you with this but... I have done everything to get out of being notified when someone new joins "Emotional Eaters." <BR> <BR> I've tried following the directions that are given under the HELP SECTION but they don't seem to work. My e-mail notification is loaded with these new notifications. I can't stand it anymore! <BR> <BR> Can anyone HELP me? I realize this isn't what the purpose of this thread is for but I don't know what to do? <BR> <BR> Please, please help me?!... Fri, 3 Oct 2008 15:16:42 EST Things Are Not What They Seem Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. <BR> As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, <BR> 'Things aren't always what they seem.' <BR> The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a ... Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:15:51 EST Newness Hi there, I am new to Spark People and I am happy to be here, to encourage, help and to support one another. I am also new to being healthy and eating right, which the Lord gives me the strength and guidance everyday to do so. I am beginning my life over again. <BR> <BR> Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away; behold, all things become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Mon, 29 Sep 2008 22:34:58 EST Your Pet Peeve!!! Okay...everyone...what is your pet peeve???? <BR> <BR> Mine is people who pull out in front of you...with about 2 car lengths between are doing the speed limit..there is no one behind you for miles..then they go about 15 miles below the speed limit!! OH my...then I truly have to ask God for forgiveness for all my frustration! Hugs Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:47:18 EST Take A Step Up One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. <BR> He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he qui... Thu, 25 Sep 2008 11:55:35 EST Do you have trigger foods?? Do you have foods that just send you over the edge you eat even a little?? worst one are those lovely French can't just buy a slice...if I bring one of them in the house it is about to vanish along with all the butter it will hold...yet I have a dish of candy in my living room that I never go near...It will be fun to see what each one of us has to deal the way...I just don't buy that bread!! Sun, 21 Sep 2008 09:43:22 EST How do you motivate yourself for weight loss What do you to motivate yourself to loose weight even when you think you can't get it together... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 14:31:13 EST Please pray for my family My uncle, whom I dearly loved, lost his battle with cancer on Sunday. I do not know if he accepted the Lord or not-family members have been witnessing to him for several years. Please pray for comfort and strength, and also traveling mercies, as we are all scattered up & down the east coast. Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:42:08 EST HELLO, I AM NEW! Hello! I just joined Spark People today and this group today as well. I am hoping to meet new people and make new friends. I am pleased to be a part of such a good Christian group. Fri, 12 Sep 2008 13:21:40 EST The Children's Bible in a Nutshell Too cute not to share...... <BR> <BR> A child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible. Although it's a little long, it's well worth the read! I wonder how often we take for granted that children understand what we are teaching??? <BR> <BR> The Children's Bible in a Nutshell <BR> In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says,'The Lord thy God is one, but I think He must be a lot older than that. <BR> Anyway,... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 09:28:09 EST Who Will You Be Held Accountable For? Who Will You Be Held Accountable For? <BR> One day a woman named Louise fell asleep in her bed, and dreamed a dream. She dreamed that someone in Hell wrote a letter to her, and It was to be delivered to her by a messenger. The messenger passed between the lakes of burning fire and brimstone that occupies Hell, and found his way to the door that would lead him to the outside world. Louise dreamed that the messenger walked to her house, came inside, and gently but firmly woke Louise up. He gave... Wed, 10 Sep 2008 11:19:03 EST God and Faith A powerful combination! <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> When the power fo God and faith are operative in your life, you are like a tank; you have the ability to move your position forward without taking any losses! <BR> By Rick Renner <BR> <BR> "With your help I can advance against a troop; with my Gdo I can scale a wall. 2 Sam. 22:30 <BR> <BR> With God All things are possible Believe and have faith. Though our faith may get a little shake just keep trusting because God has brought us from a long w... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 17:19:38 EST Is anyone here? As I posted yesterday, I've been away for awhile and am just wondering if there is still a team here? When I left, there were a lot of familiar faces that posted on a daily basis. But now, it looks as if very few are here and it's rather sporadic. I'm trusting that it's due to vacations and the busyness of summer. I would hate to see this team disappear as I enjoy being part of a smaller team. Hope to hear from lots of you soon!! <em>30</em> God bless you all....together, by the grace of... Thu, 21 Aug 2008 13:29:02 EST I'm Back!!!! After being away for 6 or 7 months, I'm sparking again!! I've missed the team and am sad to say that I've gained some of my weight back. But, I'm getting back on track (and my Dr. changed some of my meds) and I'm looking forward to reestablishing some old friendships and making new ones. Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:40:03 EST Ten Thoughts to Live By 1 Thou shalt not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities. <BR> 2 Thou shalt not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never come to pass. <BR> 3 Thou shalt not cross bridges before you get to them, for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this. <BR> 4 Thou shalt face each problem as it comes. You can handle only one at a time anyway. <BR> 5 Thou shalt not take problems to bed with you for they make very poor bedfellows. <BR> 6 Thou shalt not borrow oth... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 03:16:51 EST Welcome Robbie Terry!! Hello all, hope everyone is doing great. Just a quick post to let you all know that Robbie has finally made his grand entrance into the world. He was born on Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 8:13pm weighed in at 6lbs. 9oz. and measured 19.25 inches long with a full head of brown hair and blue eyes. Mom is recovering quite well (already dropped 11 pounds and counting, lol.) Labor was easy for the most part only 10 1/2 hours from start to finish. Did the last 6cm in approx. 2 hours time. Glad to be home... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 05:36:48 EST I will be taking a partial Spark Break I will be taking a partial Spark Break the month of August. I will not have regular access to a bath scale or Internet. I will check in as I have the opportunity. <BR> <BR> I have a praise report. We had a vacant rental we needed to get rented. People who had applied did not pass the credit check, did not have steady work, or poor rental history. It was necessary to run applications of whomever applied and treat each one equally the same. <BR> <BR> Thursday I prayed that we would find exa... Sun, 27 Jul 2008 19:08:07 EST i am having fun on vacation seeing my family yes visiting family and I am grateful for that! <BR> coming home till wednesday!and am having fun. <BR> spiritangel <BR> <em>244</em> Sun, 27 Jul 2008 11:57:57 EST LEAVING ON VACATION FOR ONE WEEK <BR> I AM GOING ON VACATION AGAIN AND WONT BE BACK FOR A WEEK AND MIGHT NOT BEABLE TO COME ONLINE FOR A WEEK, <BR> BUT I WILL TRY. <BR> I AM GOING TO MISS MY FRIENDS! <BR> LOVE YOU <em>90</em> Wed, 23 Jul 2008 20:07:24 EST my heart sorrowsss sssssssss I had to give a kitten away at 5 months old and I had no choice I had to many and cant afford it and way to active for us at the moment, its a animal shelter. <BR> I feel so bad and guilty that I did it and thinking <BR> how is tonight. <BR> It really hurts me so bad the girls expecailly! <BR> I feel like a lost my best friend or someone died in the family, how do I get rid of this feeling I am feeling! <BR> spiritangel <BR> Thanks for listening <em>51</em> <em>39</em> Tue, 22 Jul 2008 01:02:54 EST prayer request I just read the 10 steps to getting started on the wellness page and realized I have several issues to work on before I can realistically expect to lose weight. One is that my weight loss will not "magically" make me a better person or one who has friends and has a positive outlook on life. I was raised in a family who is now called dysfunctional-we had few friends and I never learned social skills. My DH and I spend each night home alone-he laying on the couch watching old westerns and me... Tue, 15 Jul 2008 00:40:04 EST I lost weight I lost 5 pounds checked my weight yesterday and was scared to go on that scale and I was shocked to learn that I lost 5 pounds!Ya for me! <em>9</em> <BR> Ajourny2heal Thu, 10 Jul 2008 13:16:29 EST How do you celebrate Independence Day!!! On this day when we Canucks are celebrating Canada Day...I was wondering what specail traditions you have in your family for the 4th of July holiday! We always packed a picnic supper and went to watch the fireworks by the St. Clair River which separates Ontario from Michigan...they are awesome..let's see how many different ways of celebrating we can find!!! Tue, 1 Jul 2008 11:41:29 EST New To Team Hi Everyone....My name is Stephanie.I am 40,married and have a 16 month old little girl.I just a couple days ago rededicated myself to the Lord.I haden't really backslidded but I could feel myself being pulled more and more into the world.I have surrendered myself fully that is why I changed my screen name to ISURRENDERALL.I look forward to getting to know you ladies. <BR> Stephanie Sun, 29 Jun 2008 20:39:32 EST How do YOU Support Yourself? Good Morning everyone! Read a blog of a SP who was in a really bad funk! Can you tell us what you do to get past feeling sad or overwhelmed or not motivated? <BR> <BR> For me I make sure I say postive things to myself..sometimes it is darn hard but once you start it gets I treat myself to some "me" time...a good book and a nice cup of tea on the porch. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great Sunday....Hugs, Donanne Sun, 29 Jun 2008 08:28:36 EST Please pray My son is very sick with his stomach. We go to the Dr. next week to have blood work. He has been sick a long time with fever and diarhea. They are treating it as IBS. It is more serious. I haven't slept in 3 days and I am swollen badly. My husband is exhausted in trying to take care of us. Please pray for all 3 of us. Thank you so much. Sun, 29 Jun 2008 00:07:28 EST Devotion Show Me the Money <BR> <BR> Van Walton <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money!" <BR> <BR> Psalm 119:36 (NLT) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Devotion: <BR> <BR> Of all the furniture I purchased early in my marriage, I have only one piece left: an antique oak china cabinet. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I hold on to it because it represents many of my life's values, especially those relating to financial matters. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When ... Fri, 27 Jun 2008 05:08:23 EST Leaving for 3 weeks to Ontario At the end of July I'm going to Ontario to visit my daughter and her family for three weeks. I don't know how I'll do with logging in every day because of time and space constraints. I'll be thinking of you and praying God's grace and protection for all of you. Please pray for me as well. I'm sure He will give me great joy with my grandchildren. Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:27:15 EST Overcome Temptation Matthew 6:9-13 "This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one' <BR> <BR> I Cor.10:13 (GN)"Every temptation that comes your way is the kind of that normally comes to people. But God keeps his promise, and He will not allow you to be temp... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 14:04:28 EST A Letter From Heaven I'd like to share this link, sent to me by the wife of one of the rescue workers at my son's death (scroll down to read): <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 26 Jun 2008 03:44:51 EST Just to let you all know If you haven't noticed yet, I am no longer a leader on this team. I am still a memeber. I feel it is time for me to be led. I haven't been successful with my goals yet. I started this team and I would like it to be an active,motivating team. There are several other leaders and if you aren't a leader maybe you could be one. Let's get this team to creating topics and posting and huddling like we should. Thanks , Pam Wed, 25 Jun 2008 00:26:12 EST A new Approach Let's try only eating when we are truly hungry. After each bite place your fork down and enjoy each bite. After you realize that you are full, do not clean your plate, stop eating. We can see how this affects us. Try it with me. Wed, 11 Jun 2008 16:47:06 EST Bible Verse What is your favorite Bible verse? Wed, 11 Jun 2008 08:41:56 EST Hi Everyone! My name is Anita from SW Ohio. I am 51 years old with 2 grown children and 1 granddaughter who will be 2 on June 24th. I had a knee injury in April 2006 which resulted in a total knee replacement in May 2007. Because of complications I have been fairly inactive for the past 2 1/2 years...which hasn't helped me a bit weight wise. <BR> <BR> My daughter heard of this site and we joined SP together about 2 weeks ago. We both have seen results and are very impressed with the entire program. ... Sat, 7 Jun 2008 17:46:39 EST I DID IT !!! <em>248</em> I FINALLY MET MY GOAL. MY GOAL WAS 115 AND WHEN I WEIGHED IN AT TOPS THIS WEEK I WAS 114.25. <BR> <BR> SHARON Sat, 7 Jun 2008 05:44:46 EST Accountabilty I have not done well the last year, on again off again trying. I had my gastric in 2001. Gained back 40 of the 100 pounds I lost. Got very depressed. I now get very shaky and sweat with some foods and of course sugar. I want to start today to get back on track. Got up at 4:30 and did the elliptical for 30 minutes. Tried to read and pray. My Christian life feels like it's been on hold and I am just existing. I don't pray like I once did, can't seem to read my bible. I feel like most days Go... Wed, 4 Jun 2008 09:00:43 EST Invitation to Join the Sunday School Sparkers I invite all who attend Sunday School to join the SP Sunday School Sparkers. ( <link><BR>arkerTeam </link> ) <BR> <BR> The team will focus on weekly Sunday School lessons. We follow the International Sunday School Lessons and focus on one week at a time. Comments (no arguing) welcome. Testimonials desired. Tue, 3 Jun 2008 10:06:22 EST New to Team Hi! <BR> <BR> About me, I go to TOPS meetings. After a bout with arthritis in my knees I am slowly getting back to exercising and a new lifestyle of nutrition. I have just finished reading an OA book-very inspirational! With God's help and support from my TOPS group and SPARK PEOPLE I hope to succeed. <BR> <BR> Quickly I just want to tell you that my 6 yr old grand nephew was born autistic and with an auto immune esaphogal disease. He was unable to eat anything & his esaphogus was ble... Mon, 2 Jun 2008 13:19:15 EST Prayers for Baby "B" Need the prayers of all E.W. For W...for Baby "B"..a friend of ours is carrying twins...Baby "B" is in some distress..he/she is not doing well so Mom has been put into hospital to try and assist this wee darling...I ask for prayers for this Mom and Dad and their precious yet to be born identical twins..pray especially hard for Baby "B"..will keep you posted..May God put His hands on this wee darling and give he/she a healthy entry into this world! Hugs Thu, 29 May 2008 10:53:30 EST Summer Challenge Let's try and lose at least 2 lbs. a month this summer. That would be at least 6 lbs. lost my fall. We will keep up with each other here. Tue, 27 May 2008 22:50:58 EST Prayer Request I am asking for prayers for my nephew and his wife and family. They have a son that was born way (4 pounds but he was a full term baby, he was not getting nutrients while in the womb)under weight and has had problems since birth. He had a trachea put in from birth. They were able to take him off during the day but at night they had to keep it on. Two days ago he was take off the respirator, but a little early and the nurse that came told them that she did not know how to work that machine. He... Tue, 27 May 2008 19:26:19 EST Hold the Corn (Syrup) Corn syrup -- it's absolutely everywhere. And it may be making you fat. <BR> <BR> Here's why: High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), used to sweeten everything from the obvious (soft drinks) to the obscure (ketchup, salad dressing, bread), can trip up digestive system hormones that control hunger and appetite. The end result: Your brain misses out on hormone messages that signal a full stomach. Start reading labels and see if you can cut back on the 63 pounds of HFCS most people consume each year.... Tue, 27 May 2008 00:37:56 EST Is anyone up for a summer challenge? If you are or aren't state it here and we will also be glad for your suggestions. Sun, 25 May 2008 01:00:22 EST Today's Devotional Encouragement for Today <BR> Welcome to Encouragement for Today, a free devotional from We honor your privacy and time. If this newsletter no longer meets your needs, please use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of this newsletter and you will be removed immediately. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> May 23, 2008 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Close, But Not Quite <BR> <BR> Glynnis Whitwer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, <BR>... Fri, 23 May 2008 08:37:17 EST I'm back After seeing my Dr. things aren't so bad. I have missed you gals. I guess you noticed already that I am back. I hope that you know that you can talk to me about anything. I hope you all start posting more often. I have alot to do with my family, but I am finding at times I do have time for Sparks. It's great to be back. Pam Thu, 22 May 2008 22:42:31 EST I found this in a devotional May 22, 2008 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Still Holding Hands <BR> <BR> Lysa TerKeurst <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up...." <BR> <BR> 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Devotion: <BR> <BR> The other day while driving back from the beach, an amazing sunset stretched before us. For me, it was like a love letter from the Lord. Though no words flashed across the sky, there was clearly a message in this beauty. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 22 May 2008 21:15:33 EST Does Anyone Listen to Dr. Randy Carlson He is on Faith Radio. I am crazy about his show. It is called Intentionl Living. If you are interested go to The Intentional and check it out. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on.asp?TopicID=61 </link> Thu, 22 May 2008 21:03:37 EST Words of Wisdom Good Morning. My devotional words hit me hard today. This is from Our Daily Bread, though I would share. <BR> <BR> Productive Pain <BR> Read: Romans 8:18-30 <BR> All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28 <BR> <BR> I'll never forget when our youngest child Matthew fell and broke his wrist. It was grotesque! His arm took a sharp left turn at his wrist and then turned again to resume its normal journey to his ha... Tue, 20 May 2008 12:12:40 EST PRAY FOR US MY UNCLE JUST PASSED AWAY TODAY! My uncle passed away today on a massive heart attack at 4 and it was a great big shock for all of us, <BR> his wife just passed on 4 months ago , <BR> ( both from diabetes) <BR> remember when I had to go to a funeral, <BR> well I have to go again soon and I am feeling so devastated, <BR> its hurts so much. <BR> I am going out to my mother inlaws and to go see my mom!mY MOMS BROTHER! <BR> Please pray for us! <BR> SPIRITANGEL <BR> HUGS <em>223</em> <em>223</em> <em>39</em> <em>39</em> Sun, 18 May 2008 19:19:15 EST Will You Please Pray for This Young Soldier. Carolyn from the "Cholesterol Support" team is asking for prayers for her nephew here is her post. <BR> ********************************** <BR> I'm asking you to pray for my nephew, his brothers (all 3 in Service. Jimmy is in Italy and Ben in Okinawa) Joey was hit. In Iraq. <BR> <BR> An IED went off near him today and he has shrapnel wounds all over his body. We know none were life threatening and he came out of surgery ok. We don't know anything more. <BR> Sis, his mom, was to see him in ... Sun, 18 May 2008 09:31:06 EST I will not be on for a while My health is down. I would appreciate your prayers. I will be checking in from time to time. I hope that the other leaders will join in and lead this team. Feel free to create topics and post. I want this team to be successful and support one another. I thank you for your prayers. Love, Pam Tue, 13 May 2008 09:58:47 EST I need help I have been trying to control my husband and son and everyone around me, I have a real problem. I have prayed about it tonight. I could use some advise. I think that I am codependant. Could you help me? Mon, 5 May 2008 03:19:56 EST Experiencing God This Week Learning Gods Word is amazing and I never stop being blessed by it. This week we are learning to adjust our lives to do God's Will for us and accept His invitation when He reveals to us what He is doing and join Him in His work. I have been somewhat depressed after going thru alot of stress over the weekend. I won't go into that but I saw a Christian Councelor today who had me laughing by the end of the hour. She too is doing the Experiencing God course. I am now again ready to Watch My ... Thu, 24 Apr 2008 23:48:54 EST In Experiencing God , I am learning this right now God has a right to interrupt our life anytime He want to. He is Lord. When we accepted Him as Lord, we gave Him the right to help Himself in our life. In Jesus' parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30, suppose that 5 times out of 10 when the master had something for the servant to do , the servant said, I'm sorry, That's not on my schedule. What do you suppose the master would do. He would discipline the servant. If the servant did not respond to discipline sooner or later the maste... Sat, 12 Apr 2008 20:44:40 EST Recipe web site Good morning all. I have found a recipe web site that has redesigned favorite recipes healthy and lo-cal. Recipes such as hot wings, chili cheese fries, and club sandwiches. Its Hope you can find a favorite that has been redesigned. <BR> Jan Fri, 11 Apr 2008 07:31:16 EST I've had my calling, one of them at least I have had a calling. I will be volunteering as a peer councelor at an pregnancy crisis center. I am so tickled about this. I have been asking God for His will for me and I think this is an answer to my prayer. I am so excited. I go thru training starting the 21st of this month. A 4 day training. I hope that I do good. I've been there so I know how badly these places are needed. Thanks, Pam Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:45:07 EST Just joined this team today! Hi everyone. <BR> I am new to this forum, and to be honest... I'm new at learning everything on Sparkle people. I am happily married with 3 beautiful children. It is time for me to get FIT & Healthy! <BR> Good Luck to EVERYONE in reaching your goals! <BR> In HIS Grace, <BR> Esther <em>211</em> Wed, 9 Apr 2008 16:45:08 EST A Prayer for Health and Healing I Praise the Lord with all that is within me and do not forget any of his benefits. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases; He redeems my life from the pit and crowns me with his Love and compassion. Jesus satisfies my desires with good things, so my youth is renewed like the eagle's. <BR> The Lord brings me to health and healing. He heals me and lets me enjoy abundant peace and security! <BR> The sun of righteousness arises for me with healing in his wings, and I will go out and l... Sat, 5 Apr 2008 11:26:44 EST Its my Anniversy today! Its my Anniversy Today, We have been happily married <BR> for 14 years! And I am proud to have a man like him! <BR> He is the best and would never change him for the world! <BR> He is taking me out for chinese and my mom is taking <BR> my girls over night! <em>224</em> <BR> I am so happy! <BR> spiritangel <em>129</em> <em>214</em> Love forever Together as one! <em>220</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2008 16:49:08 EST Experiencing God We met at Church on this Henry Blackaby series along with his son and some friends. We studied and viewed a video about how we can do the Will of God in our lives and what is the Lord asking us to do in our lives. We can do nothing but by Him. I did quit smoking and I am so excited to carry out the mission God has given me. Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:43:53 EST Iam new hi <BR> my name is Joanne, <BR> I used to do weigh down in my old church & it worked wonders for me <BR> my church that I go to now does not have a group like that,I want to get back into that if I can find people <BR> Iam struggling but Iam trying <BR> smile <BR> Fri, 28 Mar 2008 01:17:02 EST Fresh New Day If you awake and see the sunrise <BR> Bathing earth in red and gold, <BR> As you gaze you'll somehow find <BR> It brings a washing of the soul. <BR> It fills one with anticipation <BR> To start the day with such a sight. <BR> God is so very good to give <BR> A fresh new day, giftwrapped so bright! <BR> Mon, 24 Mar 2008 16:58:57 EST Experiencing God I will be getting a book on this, this week. I want to share it all with you all. The good parts I mean. I imagine it is all good but I will pick out the really good parts. We will be watching videos on this as well. I willl share what I learn about this with you all. I hope that you will like it. Sun, 23 Mar 2008 23:25:45 EST Prayer request for me I have quit smoking as of yesterday. It is very hard. I have smoked for 22 years. My husband still smokes, he smokes outside. I am asking for your support and prayers to help me through these next few days. Thank you, Pam Thu, 20 Mar 2008 19:27:11 EST 24 Things To Remember...1 To Never Forget 24 Things to Always Remember. . . <BR> <BR> And One Thing to Never Forget <BR> <BR> <BR> Your presence is a present to the world. <BR> You're unique and one of a kind. <BR> Your life can be what you want it to be. <BR> Take the days just one at a time. <BR> <BR> Count your blessings, not your troubles. <BR> You'll make it through whatever comes along. <BR> Within you are so many answers. <BR> Understand, have courage, be strong. <BR> <BR> Don't put limits on yourself. <BR> So many dreams... Thu, 20 Mar 2008 10:26:24 EST HAPPY EASTER TO ALL MY SPECIAL FRIENDS! Dear, To all my spark friends <BR> <BR> Like gentle spring breezes... <BR> Thoughts of you at Easter <BR> bring a special kind <BR> of happiness to my heart. <BR> <BR> Your special Friend, Spiritangel37 <em>145</em> <em>172</em> <em>296</em> <BR> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2008 02:34:22 EST Easter Easter is a very special time of year. It commemorates the day that Jesus rose. Why don't you all share what your plans are for Easter. Do your kids hunt eggs? Mine is a little too old for that. But the Easter Bunny still comes for him. Not exactly the way he use to though. Do you go to a Church Service? We do. Our Church is having a very special week of prayer. We went and prayed for an hour in the prayer room at 11:00 Monday night. They are having a 24/7 prayer week. We are havi... Wed, 19 Mar 2008 12:13:41 EST Something to remember I got this in my email today as today's reminder from God and I thought you all may like it... <BR> <BR> <BR> I am beside you. Can you not feel My Presence? <BR> <BR> <BR> Each day it is different. Some are more meaningful than others but most days at some point during the day I see that the reminder I read in the morning was important for that day's events.....I hope that you all can use this little reminder. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 10:52:44 EST needing to get a test done can you pray for me? I need to have a baptest done and they hurt me for some reason, please pray for comfort and no pain please, I never had a baptest done since 2005 <BR> and need one for sure cause It depends on my life! <BR> its good go these done for women , I am a fragile when it comes to these kinds of things! <BR> I had precancer cells before and I am nervous period! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Tue, 18 Mar 2008 22:54:29 EST I am back For some reason this team and a few others were deleted from my Mysparkteams page.....Oh well here I am again. I could really use some encouraging words.....So since there are new people here since I last checked I will reintroduce myself <BR> <BR> My name is Melissa. I am 29 years old. I have 2 kids and a husband. I am in the Navy. We are going thru a lot right now. More than I wish we were. There is lots more to say but I will just let you all ask the questions....and please if you ... Tue, 18 Mar 2008 11:56:30 EST We Choose We choose how we shall live, <BR> courageously or in cowardice, <BR> honorably or dishonorably, <BR> with purpose or in drift. <BR> We decide what is important <BR> and what is trivial in life. <BR> We decide that what makes us significant <BR> is either what we do or refuse to do... <BR> WE DECIDE <BR> WE CHOOSE <BR> And as we decide and as we choose, <BR> so our lives are formed... Sun, 16 Mar 2008 16:37:28 EST I lost weight yaaaaaaaa I lost 4 pounds and dont even know how I did it! <BR> spiritangel <em>247</em> <em>9</em> <em>104</em> <em>192</em> Tue, 11 Mar 2008 01:02:02 EST lost weight Hi everyone down 2 more lbs. Tue, 11 Mar 2008 00:45:11 EST JUST ONE WORD I need emotional motivation. Can I get the team to send me ONE word to help me move on. <BR> <BR> My word is FORWARD. thanks ladies <em>56</em> Mon, 10 Mar 2008 19:55:15 EST 10 Things About Yourself <em>213</em> I saw this being used a way to learn some details about each other on one of my other Teams and thought it would be fun to share. Add your own list and lets get to know each other better. <BR> Y'all are the best. <BR> <BR> 1.My belief in the Lord comes first in my life. <BR> 2.My name is Marian. <BR> 3.My 3rd marriage is a heavenly charm! <BR> 4.I'm an academic type A geek complete with high tech addictions. <BR> 5.I have more animals than sense. <BR> 6.I thrive on being adapt... Sat, 8 Mar 2008 20:39:11 EST Hello everyone I'm new I am new to this team, but not new to Sparkpeople. I have been a part of Sparkpeople since Jan. 6, 2008. That is when my life began to change. A new me started to be born. Thank the Lord. I am 45 years (young) and married to the same great man for 25 years. Praise God. I truly need this group in my life. I look forward to joining in an encouraging others as well as being encouraged. Thank you for this team. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 7 Mar 2008 16:50:54 EST Fell Way Off the Wagon, Help :( (Kinda long post) I need you guys right now. I don't know what's wrong with me here in the last couple of days. Last night after logging a "very healthy" score on the lifestyle scale, I screwed it up bad! I'm going to step out on an emotional limb here and spill what my cycle "really" looks like. First I was so happy that I had actually got all my fitness in and was way ahead on water...but I wanted something bag of ACTII Movie butter <BR> popcorn later...I thought, now I want something sweet, m... Fri, 7 Mar 2008 09:16:17 EST "10 Commandments for Permanent Weight Loss" from FORESTLITTLE's blog <BR> <BR> TEN COMMANDMENT FOR PERMANENT FAT REMOVAL <BR> <BR> 1. Thou shalt honor and believe in thy self. <BR> 2. Thou shalt move thy booty, move it and move it somemore. <BR> 3. Thou shalt never go hungry again. Eat small meals and healthy snacks daily. <BR> 4. Thou shalt stock thy fridge with the right stuff. Fruits and veggies of the earth. <BR> 5. Thou shalt honestly write it down. If you bite it you must write it. <BR> 6. Thou shalt measure and weigh - ... Thu, 6 Mar 2008 22:30:38 EST Read This Week of 03/06/2008 <BR> <BR> SUBJECT: SparkPeople is a wonderful place! <BR> POSTER: LAILA07 <BR> <BR> I was just sitting here wondering where I first discovered SparkPeople, and I remember that I was over on the Billy Blanks Tae Bo website and someone mentioned something about setting up their SparkPage. So, I ventured over and it was there that I discovered this marvelous site for myself. I have been hooked ever since. <BR> <BR> I truly love this place because it's somewhere to escape e... Thu, 6 Mar 2008 00:41:18 EST Spirit of Wisdom Wisdom comes from life lessons and ablity to forgive anyone that seems to give us reasons to be bad. <BR> <BR> \ <em>220</em> Wed, 5 Mar 2008 17:04:38 EST 7 ways to stay motivated Check out the message on the Motivation page it really gave me a lift today. <BR> Have a great TUESDAY Afternoon <em>137</em> Tue, 4 Mar 2008 16:03:55 EST Set your automatic pilot on Optimistic The best way to start learning to be an optimist is to change the way you think, especially how you explain to yourself the reasons why things happen and why life unfolds the way it does. <BR> <BR> The only thing you can really control in this life is your own mental attitude. <BR> <BR> Let's make the best of it Ladies. Won't you join me? Tue, 4 Mar 2008 09:34:04 EST Weekly Weigh In Weigh In starting 3/5 here Tue, 4 Mar 2008 09:10:52 EST March Challenge Let's all try and lose at least 2 lbs. in March, with the exception of those who should not. I think it will keep us motivated. Tue, 4 Mar 2008 08:47:15 EST Hi Sister I am fairly new to Sparks and not totally familiar with all the choice of contact. I understand getting point but not much on reaching out. So please like Jesus takes us by the hand, I am asking for your hand as well. Thank you guys Mon, 3 Mar 2008 11:10:09 EST A Prayer for Family and Children Prayer For Family and Children <BR> <BR> As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord. <BR> because i believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, i shall be saved <BR> and my ENTIRE house. Because I am a covenant child <BR> of God, my household is blessed with every spiritual blessing in <BR> Christ. Blessings come upon us and over take us. <BR> My family, my home, my marriage and children are blessed, and <BR> everything I put my hands to do. <BR> i am blessed coming in and blessed going out. the... Sun, 2 Mar 2008 13:32:54 EST Exercise for Your Heart The greatest exercise for the heart is reaching down and lifting people up. <BR> The power to change tomorrow is held in the decision we make today <BR> to head down a different path. <BR> <BR> This is an exercise that doesn't need a rest day! Do it everyday, several repetitions for maximum results! <BR> <em>223</em> <em>220</em> <em>252</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2008 15:14:27 EST 3/01/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Help running out of questions! So today is submit your OWN question! <em>41</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2008 08:49:17 EST 2/29/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> How many fruit and veggie servings do you get each day? Fri, 29 Feb 2008 10:23:48 EST Saying Hi Hi ladies. My name is Melissa and I am trying to loose almost 50lbs in all. I have a wonderful husband and to great kids. I am in the Navy right now so that makes me work out at least 3 times a week. But it also gives me more chances to eat junk food. Mainly cause if I don't bring enough good stuff with me I will snack out of the machines. Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:55:32 EST 2/28/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What is your biggest challenge when dining out? <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Feb 2008 09:07:04 EST My son was killed today Dear Friends, <BR> My precious son Scott was killed this afternoon. He climbed a tree to rescue a neighbor's kitten - got the kitten down safely - and then slipped and fell. He hit the ground in just the wrong way and was killed instantly (broken neck). The paramedics were there within two minutes, but it was too late. <BR> <BR> My ex-stepson identified him at the ER, and the coroner took him away before I could even get there (an hour's drive away). They said it was better for me not ... Thu, 28 Feb 2008 04:02:25 EST It's a ??? Just a lil' post to let all you wonderful people know that I had my ultrsound today and all looks well and....IT'S A BOY!!! Wed, 27 Feb 2008 20:49:56 EST 2/27/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Do you take any supplements? Wed, 27 Feb 2008 07:09:04 EST Eyewitnesses My prayer for us is that the Divine Surgeon will use this team as a delicate surgical tool to restore sight, That blurriness will be focused and darkness dispersed. That the Christ will emerge from a wavy figure walking out of a desert image to become the touchable face of a best friend. And most supremely, the secret of the universe " We where eyewitnesses of His Majesty ". <BR> Wed, 27 Feb 2008 03:39:31 EST 2/26/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What time of day do you tend to overeat? Tue, 26 Feb 2008 08:11:54 EST Ok, I need some encouraging. I put this request in the wrong place... sorry, moved it below. Please don't respond to this post and it will eventually move down :) Mon, 25 Feb 2008 22:03:01 EST Ponder and Pray Thank the Lord this week, for you are alive! The life you now live will stretch out into eternity, and you will dwell in the presence of the Lord forever! As you walk through the week ahead of you, ask God to show you small ways in which you can change the lives of those around you. By reaching out to your sisters in Christ, Christ lives through you, Then, consider how Jesus would reach out to others in your circle of influence-husband, children,parents,neighbors,coworkers, friends,acquai... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:37:06 EST Prayer Request For Ethan Would you please join me in praying for The Kiley Family? Ethan Kiley has developed an involuntary head bobbing. He will be seeing his family doctor on Wednesday. His parents are very concerned and believe through prayer miracles can be worked. Ethan is a wonderful 9 year old boy. He told his mom that if it turns out to be something, may it be used to bring glory to God. If you know of others willing to pray, would you please pass along this information. His mom and I sure appreciate it. Than... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:57:02 EST 2/25/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> How many friends do you have on your spark page? Mon, 25 Feb 2008 07:38:57 EST Please help... Hello all, I'm posting this thread to ask for help in welcoming all the newbie' s this week for the SP class of Feb. 24 - Mar. 1, 2008. This team just started at midnight and already have over 200 members. If you could take 5 minutes out of your day (any day this week) and help welcome a few new members to SP it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Mary Sun, 24 Feb 2008 07:15:02 EST 2/24/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Who is your favorite band/singer(s)? Sun, 24 Feb 2008 07:13:46 EST 2/23/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> How many days a week do you eat breakfast? <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Feb 2008 09:10:58 EST 2/22/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Woman, do you perform breast self exams regularly? Fri, 22 Feb 2008 07:02:47 EST I feel good... The last few weeks have been tough for me, but this week I decided to get back on track. This included getting back to the gym regularly. <BR> <BR> Well today, I went to the gym and did something a little different. Part of my workout included a walk/run/sprint on the run/walk track at the gym. As I was getting changed in the locker room after my workout, a total stranger came up to me and said... you inspired me today... thank you. <BR> <BR> Isn't amazing what a little comment like that ... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 14:00:50 EST 2/21/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> How much sleep do you usually get on an average night? Thu, 21 Feb 2008 06:40:52 EST New Team There is a new team called Church of Christ Ladies. If any of you are interested go to my sparkpage and click on it there. It is for women with common goals. It is not a private team. I appreciate you reading this. We need support, thanks. Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:46:38 EST 2/20/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Do you buy organic foods? Wed, 20 Feb 2008 07:35:14 EST Tornado A tornado hit my town and damaged alot of property and hurt alot of people but not serioursly. It hit my backyart, we had taken cover. It hit my son's school, Walmart, Kmart, over 100 houses, over 100 businesses. My town is having to rebuild. Please take a minute to thank God for not hurting anyone and pray for my town to return to normal soon. Thanks Pam Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:31:52 EST 2/19/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> How many spark america fitness minutes do you have in for the year so far? Tue, 19 Feb 2008 07:30:42 EST 2/18/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite day of the week? Mon, 18 Feb 2008 13:21:13 EST 2/17/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Why did you choose the picture you use as your profile pic? Sun, 17 Feb 2008 09:41:30 EST The Will of our God Better and sweeter than health, or friends, or money, or fame, or ease, or posperity, is the adorable will of our God. It gilds the darkest hours with a divine halo, and sheds brightest sunshine on the gloomest paths. He slways reigns who has made it His Kingdom and nothing can go amiss to Him. Surely, then, it is nothing but a glorious privilege that is opening before you when I tell you that the first step you must take in order to enter into the life hid with Christ in God, is that of e... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 18:06:07 EST Anyone have an amnio before? Went to see Dr. Foulk yesterday for our 4th month appt. and everything is good for the most part. Baby was moving around alot while I was in the waiting room. Think maybe it was trying to reassure me, lol. Heartbeat was 143bpm and my weight is almost back to pre pregnancy one pound to go, I weighed in at 136. I also got the results of the AFP test. 2 of the 3 test came back with normal results. ( spina-bifida and tryisome 21) The 3rd screening for tryisome 18 came back as a 1 in 87 pregnant w... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 10:41:31 EST 2/16/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What state/country were you born in? <BR> Sat, 16 Feb 2008 09:51:17 EST In need of Godly wisdom I took my son out for his birthday last night and had cake. My eating choices have been less than good! <BR> <BR> <BR> This has been a very stressful week for me and I am <BR> struggling with emotional eating. <BR> I'm having some marriage problems and my husband and son are not interacting well. <BR> How does a mother choose? <BR> I feel like whatever side I take the other will be hurt. <BR> My husband says there is no choice! He is the head of this household. <BR> My son can't even be a... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 09:17:52 EST LEARNING HOW TO USE AFFIRMATIONS! What are negative self-scripts? <BR> Before we can become self-affirming, we need to learn about the effects of negativism in our lives. <BR> <BR> Negative self-scripts are the: <BR> <BR> Negative beliefs you have about yourself and of which you remind yourself daily. <BR> <BR> Negative statements about yourself which sprinkle your every­day conversation. <BR> <BR> Self-deprecating remarks that influence your behavior or beliefs. <BR> <BR> Negative descriptions given to you by memb... Sat, 16 Feb 2008 02:09:11 EST 2/15/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What was your highest weight ever? Fri, 15 Feb 2008 07:15:58 EST Blast from the past!!!! Well ...I dug out and blew off the dust and hooked up the VCR... and in went Sweatin To The Oldies.... wow brought back memories from back in the day.. lol anyhow it was great and I was moving to the oldies(good old Richard) thought it would be a change from other exercises I have been doing.. sooo if you got them bring them out and have a blast I did. <BR> <em>88</em> Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:34:16 EST 2/14/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite valentine treat? <BR> <BR> Thu, 14 Feb 2008 08:08:51 EST Info about Cravings: WebMD Feature from "Prevention" MagazineBy Sally Kuzemchak <BR> <BR> What's behind your all-consuming desire for a cupcake, and the science that puts you back in control <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> One minute, you're innocently going about your day--the next, you're in the clutches of desire. Your object of lust: a chocolate cupcake with buttercream icing. Next thing you know, you're licking frosting off your fingers. What just happened? You were clobbered by a craving. In a recent study from T... Wed, 13 Feb 2008 14:49:50 EST 2/13/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What is the total of your spark points right now? Wed, 13 Feb 2008 09:21:20 EST Dealing with Disappointment This is a great article, <BR> i recenly had to let go of some issues that i had become quite let down by a person. <BR> Keeping things in only cause them to fester and make us grow bitter and unfruitful. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> February 12, 2008 <BR> <BR> Anne Elmer: <BR> <BR> "REMOVE THE STONE! Let Out the Thing that is Rotting and Beginning to Smell" <BR> <BR> <BR> Dealing with Disappointment <BR> <BR> At this moment in my life, I seem to know quite a few people who are dealing wi... Tue, 12 Feb 2008 14:22:09 EST 2/12/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What is the temperature and weather conditions outside right now? Tue, 12 Feb 2008 08:33:18 EST Getting to know onw another better: There are several new ladies and even a new leader. I think that this would be a good way to post something about ourselves so that we can get to know one another better. Mon, 11 Feb 2008 23:36:41 EST Today I Will Better Myself By: Praying More Earnestly, that's mine, post yours for fun and to better ourselves. Mon, 11 Feb 2008 18:51:48 EST Today I will trust!!! Today I will trust that I have heard from God and that He wants me to serve Him. I will trust that wherever I go and whatever job I am placed in will be for His glory and not mine. Just for today I will trust that the world is a mission field and that whether God wants me to reach one lost soul or many I will stay on the path that He has made ready for me. I will only hear His voice and will be guided by Him alone. I pray for a humbled spirit... yet I need wisdom. I know that I can do all thi... Mon, 11 Feb 2008 14:04:40 EST 2/11/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Do you workout with a personal trainer? Mon, 11 Feb 2008 08:33:49 EST 2/10/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> How many people live in your household? Sun, 10 Feb 2008 08:38:44 EST We have a new Challenge Let's start with some stretch exercises. This week I want you to try some new stretch exercises. You can find them on your Start Page. Post back here and comment on what this is doing for you. Next week we will go into some more complicated challenges. Sun, 10 Feb 2008 00:09:40 EST 2/9/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What guilty pleasure treat can you not live without? Sat, 9 Feb 2008 10:03:54 EST 2/8/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> How young will you be on your next birthday? Fri, 8 Feb 2008 15:00:04 EST Well,well,well Well, Well, Well <BR> <BR> <BR> "When Jesus noticed him [an invalid] lying there [helpless], knowing that he had already been a long time [thirty-eight years, in fact] in that condition, He said to him, 'Do you want to become well? [Are you really in earnest about getting well?]'"1 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a friend who had polio when she was a child and was left with a physical handicap. Many had prayed for her healing but she was never healed. Well-meaning but insensitive Christians ... Fri, 8 Feb 2008 13:32:02 EST Getting Back on Track! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I have missed you guys since I have been away. My MBA classes just started back, and I have sorely neglected my SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> I have been going through some struggles - as many of you know my husband and I were going through financially - and I think I was just dealing with my own craziness, really. <BR> <BR> We are still going through, but now I feel like that is what it is - actually GOING THROUGH instead of getting stuck! <BR> <BR> I did not eat properl... Thu, 7 Feb 2008 16:26:13 EST Gastric Bypass I am wanting to talk to anyone who has had a Gastric and it's been longer than 5 years. Thu, 7 Feb 2008 08:31:35 EST 2/7/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Besides water, what is your favorite drink? <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Feb 2008 07:56:16 EST A Dangerous Prayer "A DANGEROUS PRAYER" ~ by Jill Austin Do you feel like your dreams have been dashed to the ground? Have your desires been so shattered that you can't even pray? Are you in a rut (an open-ended grave) and you're too depressed to get out? You may feel like you've been in a "fire" and your hopes and dreams are ashes. Friends, ashes make good fertilizer for the next thing God is going to do in your life! If this is where you are, it's time to do something drastic and radical --- to pray dangerous... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 14:52:02 EST Listen.... Hear God's Voice <BR> <BR> Hear Me, listen for my voice. <BR> Hear Me, wait for the moving of My Holy Spirit. <BR> Hear Me, during the shadows of the night. <BR> Listen for My Voice when you are alone and in prayer. <BR> Listen for My Voice when my Spirit surrounds you and fills you with love. <BR> Listen for My Voice in the voice of the birds that sing and the stars that twinkle in the night. <BR> I am everywhere and in everything. <BR> All things bear witness of Me. <BR> All natur... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 11:14:18 EST 2/6/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Where was your profile picture taken? Wed, 6 Feb 2008 09:26:09 EST Hello... Hello, Everyone. I am new to SP and this team and I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Kimberly, I live in N.E. Ohio, I am 37 and thank God, soon to be a 17 year cancer survivor. I pray peace of mind, healing and strength for this team. I want to share a poem with everyone that I discovered several years ago while reading a book that anyone who has been through trials should read called "Victory Over Darkness", by Dr. Neil Anderson. It is titled "Lend Me Your Hope" and goes as f... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 04:45:57 EST I can really use your support! feeling hopeless! <BR> I dont know where to start, I need lots of encouragement and support. <BR> I sleep all the time feel so lazy no energy and waisting my life away, my girls and hubby are not happy with me they wish I could get up in the morning and do things with them, I emotional eat and eat in the middle of the night I am a silence person who dont really like talking about her problems, <BR> I listen and like to help others I have been like this for years. <BR> I gained over 75 pounds since I met my... Tue, 5 Feb 2008 20:16:54 EST 2/5/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What types of books / magazines do you like to read? Tue, 5 Feb 2008 08:53:40 EST You are precious to God You are precious to God <BR> <BR> Probably the most amazing reality there is, <BR> is that God, who is so almighty, eternal, <BR> and indescribably majestic, looks down <BR> and focuses all His attention on you and me. <BR> <BR> Why does God do that? <BR> Because He created you in His image. <BR> You are His most precious creation. <BR> That’s why God is full of attention for you. <BR> <BR> You really are of extreme value to Him. <BR> <BR> He alone can see what’s in your heart. ... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 14:37:36 EST 6 strategies to overcome emotional eating <BR> 6 strategies to overcome emotional eating <BR> When you eat with your head, not with your stomach, the pounds pour on <BR> <BR> Emotional eating is when you eat in response to feelings rather than hunger, usually as a way to suppress or relieve negative emotions. Stress, anxiety, sadness, boredom, anger, loneliness, relationship problems and poor self-esteem can all trigger emotional eating. When emotions determine your eating habits rather than your stomach, it can quickly lead to ove... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 14:33:12 EST A Prayer For Power I read this prayer in my devotional today and wanted to share it. Maybe it will bless someone else as much as it did me. <BR> <BR> Dear God, could it be true? Have I come to you wanting You to fix the things about my life that bother me not worrying about the things that bother You? May it not be so! May I seek to be changed by You in every way, in every corner of my heart. Search me, show me--gently, please, Lord. Where is there hidden sin gaping like a cavity in my soul? Let Your lo... Mon, 4 Feb 2008 09:08:07 EST 2/4/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What type(s) of music do you enjoy? Mon, 4 Feb 2008 07:44:56 EST 2/3/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What is your favorite flower? Sun, 3 Feb 2008 09:11:08 EST Poem I would like to share with you I found this poem several year's ago in one of those church flyer's that people sometimes attach to your front door. I don't know why it has stuck with me for so many years but it has and I thought i would share it with you all. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A Voice From Eternity <BR> <BR> You lived next door to me for year's, <BR> We shared our dreams, our joys, our tears. <BR> A friend to me you were indeed, <BR> A friend who helped... Sat, 2 Feb 2008 11:25:14 EST 2/2/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Do you plan on taking a vacation sometime this year? Sat, 2 Feb 2008 10:39:47 EST God's Child!!! God's Child, this is the first day of the rest of your life. Cherish it. Enjoy it. Focus on the solution, not the problem. And, if there is no solution, put the problem in God's hands and trust Him. <BR> <BR> Whether you think you can, or your can't, you are right! For, God's Child, your thoughts can open you up to God's power, or they can paralyze you. Choose God's power. And enjoy today. <BR> <BR> Have a great day =] <BR> God Bless † <em>88</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2008 12:15:10 EST 2/1/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Who is your favorite actor/actress? Fri, 1 Feb 2008 08:12:22 EST Zeph. 3:17 I wanted to share this verse with you all. It sure did make me fill great. <BR> "The Lord your God is with you, the mighty One will save you. He will rejoice over you. You will rest in his love, he will sing and be joyful about you." <BR> I hope that this makes you as full of the Spirit as I fill today. Thanks, Pam Thu, 31 Jan 2008 13:57:20 EST 1/31/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What is the meaning behind your screen name? Thu, 31 Jan 2008 07:25:46 EST What a rough week... but I'm back! Hello to all my wonderful Spark friends and teammates! How much I have missed you ALL. I haven’t been online – not just not-on-SparkPeople, but not on the computer at all – since last Thursday, January 24th. <BR> I’ve been very ill with “Winter Respiratory Distress Syndrome,” i.e. that really bad cold that’s been going around. I started with symptoms two weeks ago, but thought I was getting better, so went out on the 25th for a fun time with Kaile. I dropped into bed that night and didn... Thu, 31 Jan 2008 01:10:38 EST God's great idea God’s Great Idea <BR> by Jon Walker <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:15-16 NIV) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> God spoke my son, Jeremy, into my wife’s womb, just as God spoke you into your mother’s womb. Jeremy was “fearfully and wonderfully made,” and God o... Wed, 30 Jan 2008 22:17:52 EST Something To Share Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us art eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 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. <BR> 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Wed, 30 Jan 2008 13:28:36 EST Take time!! <BR> Take time to pray <BR> It is the greatest power on earth. <BR> <BR> Take time to love and be loved <BR> It is a God-given privilege. <BR> <BR> Take time to laugh <BR> It is the music of the soul. <BR> <BR> Take time to think <BR> It is the source of power. <BR> <BR> Take time to play <BR> It is the source of perpetual youth. <BR> <BR> Take time to read <BR> It is the fountain of wisdom. <BR> <BR> Take time to be friendly <BR> It is the road to happiness <BR> <BR> Ta... Wed, 30 Jan 2008 12:40:15 EST 1/30/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What is your favorite holiday? Wed, 30 Jan 2008 08:27:06 EST I'm sorry I have had a bad week. It's no excuse, I understand, but, I want to say I'm sorry if I have offended anyone. This is a great group of ladies. I appreciate you all. Thanks, Pam Tue, 29 Jan 2008 22:08:33 EST Exercises Everyone start logging in your exercises in the sticky topic, maybe your ideas on what to do can help someone else! Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:07:00 EST He knows us better than we know, Praise Him! O LORD, you have searched me <BR> and you know me. <BR> <BR> You know when I sit and when I rise; <BR> you perceive my thoughts from afar. <BR> <BR> You discern my going out and my lying down; <BR> you are familiar with all my ways. <BR> <BR> Before a word is on my tongue <BR> you know it completely, O LORD. <BR> <BR> You hem me in—behind and before; <BR> you have laid your hand upon me. <BR> <BR> Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, <BR> too lofty for me to attain. <BR> Ps... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 11:49:58 EST 1/29/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite movie? Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:33:03 EST Please pray for Brother -in-law Hello fellow sparks, I'm reaching out to you today for prayers and support. My brother in law is going through a really bad time in his life and needs your prayers. His wife and kids left him, He got drunk and stupid and wrecked his truck into a tree and is now in critical condition, we cannot get to his side considering he lives 4 states away. He ruptured his spleen and has approx 30 staples across his head. He is out of ISU, but still considered critical condition. All prayers and support a... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:31:52 EST Changed from the Inside Out CHANGED FROM THE INSIDE OUT <BR> by Max Lucado <BR> <BR> When you believe in Christ, Christ works a miracle in you. You are permanently purified and empowered by God himself. The message of Jesus to the religious person is simple: It's not what you do. It's what I do. <BR> I have moved in. And in time you can say with Paul, "I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me" (Gal. 2:20). <BR> <BR> "If I'm born again, why do I fall so often?" <BR> <BR> Why did you fall so often after your fir... Mon, 28 Jan 2008 19:38:16 EST God's promise!! If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. <BR> <BR> If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. <BR> <BR> He sends you flowers every Spring. <BR> <BR> He sends you a sunrise every morning. <BR> <BR> Whenever you want to talk, He listens. <BR> <BR> He can live anywhere in the universe, but He chose your heart. <BR> <BR> Face it friend, He is crazy about you! <BR> <BR> God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, <BR> sun without rain, but He did promis... Mon, 28 Jan 2008 11:24:23 EST 1/28/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What did you have for breakfast this morning? Mon, 28 Jan 2008 09:50:14 EST 1/27/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What is your favorite season? Sun, 27 Jan 2008 15:07:36 EST Hey Hey Guys!! Sorry I have not been part of the team much since the beggining of January! I have been so busy with Work and Life I am planning to take a night class along with working full-time over the Summer but Trust me I will deffiently Find a way to be on here with all my fellow friends!! Thanks How have you all been? Sat, 26 Jan 2008 13:22:07 EST The Whisper of Love <BR> The Whisper of Love <BR> <BR> I cannot be sad if my Savior is near, <BR> He bids all my sadness depart; <BR> I cannot be lonely, if gently I hear <BR> His whisper of Love in my heart. <BR> <BR> The whisper of love, soft whisper of love, <BR> How oft like the poor wandering dove,. <BR> I fly to the ark with my Savior to rest, <BR> and hear His soft whisper of love. <BR> <BR> I cannot be weary, the days are not long, <BR> If onward I trustingly move;. <BR> And oft on my journey I pause... Sat, 26 Jan 2008 10:08:38 EST 1/26/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Do you have any pets? Sat, 26 Jan 2008 08:43:01 EST Codependentsy on my Husband and Son I have this problem. I can't be left at home by myself for over 10 minutes. If my husband goes to the store or something, over 10 minutes, I always call him, like every 10 minutes. I can allow my son to go to a ballgame as long as he takes my cell phone. If he doesn't call me every few minutes, I'll call him. Even if my husband is sitting with me. <BR> <BR> Tonight my husband went to bed without me for the first time. He is very tired because he has been awake with me for the last 3... Sat, 26 Jan 2008 00:48:15 EST A prayer for today :) Father, God bless all my friends in whatever it is that You know they <BR> may be needing this day! And may their life be full of your peace, <BR> prosperity and power as they seek to have a closer relationship with <BR> you. <BR> <BR> Amen. <em>88</em> Fri, 25 Jan 2008 12:13:55 EST 1/25/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What did you have for dinner last night? Fri, 25 Jan 2008 07:50:20 EST 1/24/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What is your favorite television show(s)? Thu, 24 Jan 2008 15:38:40 EST God will make a way!!!! I know that God will make a way where there is no way if it be His will... so I will trust and be assured that God knows my heart and even though I live to honor Him.. I may be wanting something that may or may not be in His perfect will for me... so, I pray that He will open the right doors and close the wrong ones so that my feet remain on good soil. <BR> <em>88</em> Thu, 24 Jan 2008 12:27:29 EST I am faith-filled and fear-free because... I am faith-filled and fear-free because... I have been fire-proofed. <BR> <BR> There is a simple procedure that you probably learned in kindergarten that will serve you well today. This procedure taught you what to do if your clothes caught on fire. It consists of three simple steps. Stop! Drop! Roll! <BR> When there is a fire in your life, a problem that you have been unable to stop the spread of, do not try to fight it on your own. Don't run for the roofs! Don't try to fill ... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 03:59:58 EST SERVICE IS NOT SPELLED SERVE-US SERVICE IS NOT SPELLED SERVE-US <BR> <BR> Prepare my heart for serving, <BR> Let my spirit heed Your call; <BR> In obedience to the Father, <BR> Our Lord and King of all. <BR> <BR> Fill my thoughts with You, Lord, <BR> Renew my mind today... <BR> I give you full control, <BR> In the things I do and say. <BR> <BR> Take these hands You gave me, <BR> And use them for Your good... <BR> To glorify Your Kingdom, <BR> In the ways I know I should. <BR> <BR> Remove all doubt within me,... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:50:09 EST 1/23/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> <BR> How often do you exercise? Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:22:46 EST feeling sad today! thank you I really feel hurt for my lose and missing my family that lives so far away from me! <BR> I feel lots of emptyness today! feeling down lots! <BR> hope I get better soon! <BR> spiritangel <em>223</em> Tue, 22 Jan 2008 22:46:06 EST Log Daily Percentages and Goals I am starting this new thread for all of us to record more specific daily goals, other than just exercise. <BR> Below is a template of what I am tracking. Please feel free to add or delete to this list for your own needs. <BR> To keep myself more accountable, I scheduled a daily reminder via the Spark Appointment feature (located under "Planner"). <BR> Paying attention to more than just the number of calories I eat per day is one way I am working on building better health for the future.... Tue, 22 Jan 2008 17:02:50 EST My Prayer!!! MY PRAYER <BR> <BR> God, give me eyes that I might see <BR> The work that can be done by me; <BR> <BR> God, give me ears that I might hear <BR> The cry of those who need me near. <BR> <BR> God, give me lips that I might speak <BR> Comfort and peace to all that seek. <BR> <BR> God, give me a mind that I might know <BR> How to help those who need me so. <BR> <BR> God, give me hands that I might do <BR> Some large or simple task for You; <BR> <BR> God, give me a prayer that I might pr... Tue, 22 Jan 2008 14:34:46 EST 1/22/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What is your favorite motivational quote? Tue, 22 Jan 2008 09:12:17 EST January 22nd "God puts each fresh morning, each new chance of life, into our hands as a gift to see what we will do with it." <BR> <BR> Anon Tue, 22 Jan 2008 03:58:56 EST Enjoy the journey Those who delight in the journey will also get the most enjoyment after reaching the destination. Those who whine and complain all the way there will continue to be miserable even when they arrive, if they ever make it that far. <BR> Find joy and fulfillment in the process of achievement and the rewards will be most fulfilling too. For the real value of the reward is in the effort, the commitment, the substance of life that goes into reaching it. <BR> <BR> Certainly it takes a great deal o... Mon, 21 Jan 2008 19:46:27 EST ART APPRECIATION ART APPRECIATION: Lord,sometimes when I look at my life it seams like a homespun patch-work quilt.. Quaint, but not quit "together"! there are bits and pieces of cloths and colors, scraps of material,the days of my life.. When you began to put together the days of my life you must have known where each piece would go.. You've told me that i am fearfully and wonderfully made..and I believe you, Lord, I do! I may not be a velvet tapestry, but even crazy-quilts have purpose, to give warmth and c... Mon, 21 Jan 2008 11:33:02 EST 1/21/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What is your date of birth( year optional)? Mon, 21 Jan 2008 10:40:50 EST January 21st "There are times when encouragement means a lot. And a word is enough to convey it." <BR> <BR> quote from: Grace Stricker Dawson Mon, 21 Jan 2008 04:00:07 EST Motivation Which part of SP have you found to be the most motivating? Sun, 20 Jan 2008 18:06:59 EST Pain Which part of your body gives you the most pain? Sun, 20 Jan 2008 18:06:09 EST Friends Name 3 things that you like to see in a friend. Sun, 20 Jan 2008 18:05:12 EST 1/20/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> How much weight have you lost since joining spark people? <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Jan 2008 10:26:13 EST 1/19/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What would be your dream vacation destination? Sat, 19 Jan 2008 07:21:25 EST Major Major Praise!!!! God did something really amazing today...after over 2 and half years of intercession regarding a legal issue at my workplace (which was truly the most bizarre and unrealistic thing I've ever experienced in my life)it is over...settled to our satisfaction and for the glory of God, because TRUTH WON OUT! <BR> <BR> This situation was so stressful that my doctors put me on early maternity leave (that is how long this has been going daughter is 2 1/2 now). <BR> <BR> I can't go into detai... Sat, 19 Jan 2008 01:41:56 EST prayer for wisdom Jesus Christ has become wisdom,righteousness and sanctification and redemption unto me. <BR> <BR> Because Christ dwells within me, I know wisdom and instruction. My God gives unto me a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Christ. When I lack wisdom, I ask in faith and it is generously given to me. This is heavenly wisdom which is first pure,then peaceable,gentle,easily entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering and without hypocrisy. I discern the sayings of under... Sat, 19 Jan 2008 01:06:16 EST Prayer For Victory! I have shared this with some people on sparks that struggle and feel like they fight till they are worn out and then only to feel defeated at times. Here is a prayer to decree out loud because God has given you the victory! <BR> <BR> I am a child of the Living God. I am an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus Christ. I am a new creation in Jesus;old things have passed away and all things are new. <BR> I am a chosen generation a royal priesthood, <BR> A Holy nation. I am NOT under guilt or... Fri, 18 Jan 2008 23:10:30 EST Happy Birthday to Julia today! <em>177</em> <BR> <BR> YAY! Fri, 18 Jan 2008 12:54:20 EST 1/18/08~QOTD~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> Do you have any siblings? How many? Fri, 18 Jan 2008 07:13:54 EST 1/17/08 ~ QOTD ~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> What is your favorite vegetable? Thu, 17 Jan 2008 09:28:46 EST January 17th, 2008 "When you least expect it, a common thread--golden, at that--begins to weave together the fabric of friendship." <BR> <BR> quote from: Mary Kany Shanley Thu, 17 Jan 2008 07:15:31 EST Let us know something about you Give us 4 sentences about yourself. <BR> My name is Pam. I am happily married to Doug. I have a 12 year old son who just loves football, playing and watching. I am a Christian seeking to be a better person each and everyday. Thu, 17 Jan 2008 00:16:02 EST 1/16/08 ~ QOTD ~ Question of the day: <BR> <BR> How many children/grandchildren do you have/want? Wed, 16 Jan 2008 09:44:50 EST Only YOU can decide If it is important enough to you, <BR> You will find a way. <BR> If it is not, you will find an excuse. <BR> Difficult circumstances can challenge you <BR> But they cannot stop you. <BR> Only you can stop you. <BR> <BR> Others can give encouragement, <BR> Can teach you and help you, <BR> Or they can conspire against you <BR> To hold you back. <BR> <BR> Only you can decide <BR> What to do with it all, <BR> And what to make out of what <BR> You've been handed. <BR> <BR> Ther... Tue, 15 Jan 2008 19:31:11 EST New to Group from Toronto, ON Hi there, my name is America. I am new to this group, so happy to be a part of such a wonderful team. I love the Lord, God, Holy spirit, it was back in 1998 that I was diagnosed with cancer and God gave me another chance at life by healing me of cancer without having to do radiation and chemotherapy. I've been in remission for the last 10 years. Praise God. <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2008 17:50:50 EST I really need your support! My aunt passed away sunday at 5 pm <BR> I am going to see my uncle this week sometimes <BR> and her funeral is on saturday. Pray for him for comfort, I feel so sad cause I live so far away. <BR> and cant be there at the moment, but we are going down to see them. <BR> wish me luck and pray for all energy, to support him! <BR> I thank you all once again for all your support and prayers I wouldnt beable to do it without you! <BR> I am comfused on going there because I gained so much and I ... Tue, 15 Jan 2008 15:34:47 EST January 15th, 2008 "What you say goes, God, and stays, as permanent as the heavens. Your truth never goes out of fashion; it's as up-to-date as the earth when the sun comes up. Your Word and truth are dependable as ever." <BR> <BR> quote from: Psalm 119: 89-91 The Message Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:31:32 EST 1/1/5/08 ~ QOTD question of the day: <BR> <BR> What is your zodiac sign? Tue, 15 Jan 2008 07:55:40 EST What is it like to Dance with God? Dancing with God is allowing Him to take your breath away as he whirls you through the dark and light places that life leads you. <BR> It is Relaxing into his embrace and trusting fully in his strong arms. <BR> It is Releasing, the power of the Spirit within you to give you joy beyond measure. <BR> It is Reveling, in the unexpected and celebrating the divine surprise that is each new day. <BR> It is Rejoicing, out loud of the grace and beauty God provides and ignoring the calls of the crowd ... Tue, 15 Jan 2008 03:24:03 EST 1/14/08 ~ QOTD ~ What is your middle name? Mon, 14 Jan 2008 08:13:58 EST January 14th, 2008 "The real joy of life is in its play. Play is anything we do for the joy and love of doing it, apart from any profit, compulsion, or sense of duty. It is the real living of life with the feeling of freedom and self-expression. Play is the business of childhood, and its continuation in later years is the prolongation of youth." <BR> <BR> quote from: Walter Rauschenbusch Mon, 14 Jan 2008 00:13:07 EST Excited <BR> While putting my laundery away this afternoon I decided to go ahead and try on some of my T-shirts that were in the "dont fit yet" section of my closet and almost every one of my 26w-28w shirts now fit!!!!!!!!! So I just bagged up all of my 30w-32w shirts that were getting baggy on me so I can give them to my churches ungarage sale come this spring!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just had to share my excitement! <BR> Sun, 13 Jan 2008 19:31:45 EST Weekly weigh in I weigh 217 this morning with a 2 lbs. loss so I am happy to see some progress. Sun, 13 Jan 2008 12:37:01 EST January 13th, 2008 "Having someone who understands is a great blessing for ourselves. Being someone who understands is a great blessing to others." <BR> <BR> quote from: Janette Oke Sun, 13 Jan 2008 11:24:19 EST A good laugh for women over 40 A WOMAN'S WEEK AT THE GYM: <BR> (If you read this without laughing out loud, there is something wrong with you. This is <BR> dedicated to everyone who ever attempted to get into a regular workout routine.) <BR> Dear Diary, <BR> For my birthday this year, my daughter (the dear) purchased a week of personal training <BR> at the local health club for me. <BR> Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 43 years <BR> ago, I decided it wou... Sun, 13 Jan 2008 08:51:42 EST 1/13/08 ~ QOTD ~ What is your favorite fruit? Sun, 13 Jan 2008 07:47:53 EST The move is finally over, Thank God Thank God we finally got everything moved and situated. I am back in action and I want to thank all of you for keeping this team going. I welcome the newcomers and appreciate the team all together. God has blessed me with all of you in so many ways. Well, I'm back and ready to lose some more weight. The appartment building has a gym so I have no reason not to lose this weight now. My Pulmanary Dr's. visit went well and I am being treated for sinus problems and allergies with asthma. Tha... Sat, 12 Jan 2008 20:13:04 EST January 12th, 2008 "Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors, our images of who we are and of who we can dare to become." <BR> <BR> quote from: Elizabeth Fishel Sat, 12 Jan 2008 20:09:19 EST Weigh-in here I got on the scale this morning & I went from 221 to 217. I am so happy to see some progress! Sat, 12 Jan 2008 14:09:28 EST I lost my job At 3:30 yesterday afternoon, one of the secretaries from the main office showed up at my office. She walked in and said, "I need you to give me your keys and you need to get your things and leave." When I asked why she couldn't tell me. She said I would have to call our boss today and talk to him (which is what I'm getting ready to do). She said that I just wasn't "a match", but that they would give me a good reference in helping me find another job and would continue my health benefits f... Thu, 10 Jan 2008 08:13:08 EST Question of the day :) Ive seen this on other team forums and started it in the 3 teams I help lead. Thought it would be cool to start one here as well. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/10/08 ~ QOTD ~ What state/providence do yo live in? Thu, 10 Jan 2008 07:26:08 EST January 10th, 2008 "This is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush." <BR> <BR> quote from: Philippians 1: 9-10 The Message Thu, 10 Jan 2008 00:53:13 EST January 9th, 2008 "The moral climate of our world depends greatly on the stature of its women." <BR> <BR> quote from: Beverly LaHaye Wed, 9 Jan 2008 16:01:14 EST A Woman's Roadmap for Life A Woman's Roadmap for Life <BR> <BR> A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ... <BR> enough money within her control to move out <BR> and rent a place of her own, <BR> even if she never wants to or needs to... <BR> A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ... <BR> something perfect to wear if the employer, <BR> or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour... <BR> A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .. <BR> a youth she's content to leave behind.... <BR> A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ... <BR> a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to <BR> ret... Wed, 9 Jan 2008 09:27:16 EST Trials & Tribulations I received this as part of my devotional from Proverbs 31 Ministries and thought I would share it. <BR> <BR> It’s sometimes very difficult <BR> for us to understand <BR> the wisdom and the love behind <BR> the things that God has planned. <BR> <BR> But we wouldn’t have the rainbow <BR> If we didn’t have the rain; <BR> We wouldn’t know the pleasure <BR> If we never tasted pain. <BR> <BR> We wouldn’t love the sunrise <BR> If we hadn’t felt the night; <BR> And we wouldn’t know our weakness <B... Tue, 8 Jan 2008 11:55:01 EST Please pray for my aunt she is a diabetic (comma) My Aunt is fighting for her life right now since this morning they shifted her out today to a bigger city Where they have better equipment, because she has eternal bleeding in the stomache , from her kidney dialises <BR> when they inserted it,into her stomache It never healed she lost her leg about 6 years ago, She took it hard and now she is fighting for her life. She is very sick with her diabetes, and I dont want to lose her can you pray for her. I never seen her for awhile I live in a dif... Mon, 7 Jan 2008 22:13:10 EST Celebrating our birthday Sparkers <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Hello everybody, <BR> We've got 3 more birthdays coming up this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>177</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> 01/10 ~~ Katie / Rumage . . . . . . . . . . ('83) <BR> 01/11 ~~ Mommabug2 . . . . . . . . . . . . ('68) <BR> 01/12 ~~ Christene / 1Valkyrie . . . . . . ('49) <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>177</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I started this thread to cheer on and celebrate our birthday girls on th... Mon, 7 Jan 2008 21:57:56 EST January 7th 2008 "I believe that we are always attracted to what we need most, an instinct leading us toward the persons who are to open new vistas in our lives and fill them with new knowledge." <BR> <BR> quote from: Helene Iswolski Mon, 7 Jan 2008 10:16:42 EST January 6th 2008 "Many women...have buoyed me up in times of weariness and stress. Each friend was important...Their words have seasoned my life. Influence, just like salt shaken out, is hard to see, but its flavor is hard to miss." <BR> <BR> quote from: Pam Farrel Sun, 6 Jan 2008 00:37:38 EST Know who you are in Christ ! The Bible has many scriptures about who you are! <BR> as I was studying i thought i would share these with you. <BR> They are a great thing to quote out loud. <BR> I think so many of us get caught in a cycle of overcome with pressures and responsibilities of life. <BR> As i speak these it stregthens my spirit and reminds me of the victory i have in Christ. Proclaim and decree! <BR> <BR> I am a child of God;God is spiritually my father. <BR> Romans 8:14,15 Galations 3:26; 4:6 John 1:12 <BR> ... Sat, 5 Jan 2008 10:13:18 EST Reverse Resolutions: TO DO list vs TA DA list This is a combined efforts idea of Ravendas & Sheilas6: <BR> <BR> <BR> I know everyone's working hard on their resolutions right now for 2008, but someone on another website came up with a rather novel idea: Reverse Resolutions. <BR> <BR> Instead of resolving to do something or not to do something in the coming year, she preposed to look back over the past year and write down all of the good things you already accomplished. So instead of worrying about if you'll be able to complete a reso... Fri, 4 Jan 2008 19:35:52 EST Overcoming Guilt and Shame When we are feeling guilty over something, we should remember the story in the Bible of the Aldulteress. The Pharisees brought her before Jesus and asked Him what they should do with her. Usually they stoned them to death. Jesus was writing in the dirt at this time. He then told them that " He is without any sin, cast the first stone." They looked at each other and one by one they left. She was there alone with Jesus as he continued to write in the dirt. Jesus then raised up and said, ... Fri, 4 Jan 2008 12:13:30 EST January 4th 2008 "Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way." <BR> <BR> quote from: Edna Ferber Fri, 4 Jan 2008 00:33:09 EST January 3rd 2008 "Each one of us is God's special work of art. Through us, He teaches and inspires, delights and encourages, informs and uplifts all those who view our lives." <BR> <BR> quote from: Joni Eareckson Tada Thu, 3 Jan 2008 19:50:02 EST Devotional(s) Watch and Pray <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. <BR> <BR> Mark 14:38 (NIV) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Watch." They don't come any more practical than that. Watch. Stay alert. Keep your eyes open. When you see sin coming, duck. When you anticipate an awkward encounter, turn around. When you sense temptation, go the other way. <BR> <BR> All Jesus is saying is, "Pay attention." You know your weaknesses. You also know the situations in which your we... Thu, 3 Jan 2008 14:41:04 EST Exercising your faith For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. <BR> <BR> --1 Timothy 4:8 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We all know that it's very important to eat right and exercise. According to the Scripture, our bodies are temples God have given us, and we need to take care of them. But being spiritually healthy is even more important. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> And to be spiritually healthy, you need to exerci... Wed, 2 Jan 2008 13:35:19 EST How to pray on the go How to Pray on the Go <BR> Whitney Hopler <BR> <BR> Editor's Note: The following is a report on the practical applications of Mark Littleton's new book, The Ten-Second Prayer Principle: Praying Powerfully as You Go, (Howard Publishing, 2007). <BR> <BR> Don't feel guilty if you don't have long stretches of time to send lengthy prayers to God. He hears the short prayers you offer throughout your day -- like while you're driving, exercising, working, or eating -- and He'll answer them, too. ... Wed, 2 Jan 2008 13:21:04 EST What is your perspective? WHAT IS YOUR PERSPECTIVE? <BR> One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. <BR> <BR> On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, 'How was the trip?' 'It was great, Dad.' <BR> 'Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked. <BR> 'Oh yeah,' said the son. <BR> 'So, tell m... Wed, 2 Jan 2008 10:18:57 EST January 2nd 2008 "In today's is still women's business to make life better, to make tomorrow better than today." <BR> <BR> quote from: Helen Thames Raley Wed, 2 Jan 2008 06:52:37 EST Hi! My birthday is September 20th. Thank you for inviting me to this board! Tue, 1 Jan 2008 16:22:34 EST January 1st 2008 "Allow your dreams a place in your prayers and plans. God-given dreams can help you move into the future He is preparing for you." <BR> <BR> quote from: Barbara Johnson Tue, 1 Jan 2008 00:08:45 EST Hello from FL Hello- I joined a few days ago and finally decided I needed to introduce myself so people will know my name anyways my Names Alyssa I am 20 years old I work Full- time for the state and starting Fall "08" I will be taking night classes at a local vocational school while working full-time then i will probably start going to a university afterwards sometimes :) Thank you for all listening to my rambling <BR> <BR> Alyssa Mon, 31 Dec 2007 16:29:26 EST Top 10 Predictions for 2008 TOP TEN PREDICTIONS FOR 2008 <BR> <BR> 1. The Bible will still have all the answers. <BR> <BR> 2. Prayer will still work. <BR> <BR> 3. The Holy Spirit will still move. <BR> <BR> 4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people. <BR> <BR> 5. There will still be God-annointed preaching. <BR> <BR> 6. There will still be singing of praise to God. <BR> <BR> 7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people. <BR> <BR> 8. There will still be room at the Cross <BR> ... Mon, 31 Dec 2007 08:58:15 EST December 31st "In the end, I think this is what women truly desire: to know God and to stand tall in their faith, strong at the core, tender in the heart." <BR> <BR> quote from: Ruth Senter Mon, 31 Dec 2007 00:26:11 EST December 30th "Faith isn't the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It's simply taking God at His word and taking the next step." <BR> <BR> quote from: Joni Eareckson Tada Sun, 30 Dec 2007 17:05:33 EST I WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR! I wish all of my friends a happy new year and to have a safe holiday and enjoy while you can! <BR> miss you all but I know I am gonna do full pin after the new year on here, my moms here for a while so I cant get on much too because the girls are home from school. <BR> talk to you soon Happy New Years to you all! <BR> spiritangel <BR> hugs <em>107</em> <em>283</em> <em>263</em> <em>233</em> Fri, 28 Dec 2007 15:42:03 EST December 28th "None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting to change all the tenor of our lives." <BR> <BR> quote from: Kathleen Norris Fri, 28 Dec 2007 05:08:43 EST ~~ 6-month NewYear's Resolution ~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> I have a ** MAJOR ** challenge ahead. <BR> These past 6-7 months have not been exemplary. <BR> Therefor I need to catch up the next 5 months: <BR> <BR> 45+ lbs to lose by 6/1/08 (22 weeks) <BR> <BR> ~~ Date ~~ Goal weight ~~ Weigh-in ~~ <BR> <BR> Tue 1/1/08 ~~ 194 lbs ~~ 199 lbs <BR> Mo 1/07/08 ~~ 192 lbs <BR> Mo 1/14/08 ~~ 190 lbs <BR> Mo 1/21/08 ~~ 188 lbs <BR> Mo 1/28/08 ~~ 186 lbs <BR> Mo 2/04/08 ~~ 184 lbs <BR> Mo 2/11/08 ~~ 182 lbs <BR>... Thu, 27 Dec 2007 00:06:57 EST Lose 10 lbs. by February 29th This is something that I would like to do. I hope you will all join me with this challenge. Wed, 26 Dec 2007 22:35:26 EST TOLERATE ONE ANOTHER I AM VERY ANGRY RIGHT NOW. SP IS A SAFE PLACE THAT WE CAN CALL HOME. NOT EVERYONE DOES THE SAME THINGS IN THEIR HOMES. THAT IS PART OF BEING AN INDIVIDUAL AND UNIQUE. JUST THE WAY THAT GOD MADE US. <BR> <BR> WE NEED TO BE MORE PATIENT, KIND, AND UNDERSTANDING OF ONE ANOTHER. THIS IS NOT THE COMPUTER WORLD. THIS IS SP. WE LOVE AND ACCEPT ONE ANOTHER UNCONDITIONALLY. THE TRUE MEANING OF BEING CHRIST LIKE. <BR> <BR> UNFORTUNATELY MANY OF US MAY HAVE HEALTH PROBLEMS. HAVING POOR VISIO... Wed, 26 Dec 2007 18:07:44 EST December 26th "Love is not getting, but giving...It is goodness and honor and peace and pure living--yes, love is that and it is the best thing in the world and the thing that lives the longest." <BR> <BR> quote from: Henry Van Dyke Wed, 26 Dec 2007 14:48:21 EST Hello I'm new. I just want to say hello to everyone. I need to lose 40 lbs. I moved to Turkey in February 2007 and i quit smoking a year now :) and so i gained weight <em>24</em> but i am determined to lose this weight and i am so ready to lose this weight for a healthy life and to meet many new friends along the way. Wed, 26 Dec 2007 04:42:05 EST Happiness is finding SP What a wonderful Christmas present! Celebrate your life and make it better. I am happy that you found us. <BR> <BR> God Bless, <BR> +++Stella Marie+++ Tue, 25 Dec 2007 14:02:12 EST Christmas "What shall I give for Christmas <BR> To Him who gave Himself for me? <BR> To Him I give my life, my love, <BR> For time and for eternity." <BR> <BR> quote: Anonymous Tue, 25 Dec 2007 01:13:58 EST ~~ Log your exercise here daily ~~ As DuchessSammi proposed: <BR> <BR> Please log here how many minutes you exercised, what you did, and total calories from exercise according to SparkPeople <BR> <BR> Also log your calories from nutrition and your nutrition pie (% from carbs, protein and fat) <BR> <BR> That way we can see how everything balances out. <BR> Mon, 24 Dec 2007 22:15:23 EST Christmas The real meaning of Christmas remains the same. No matter what the "world" does with the word CHRISTMAS, or how it refers to this time of year, man can never change the fact that God, in HIS wisdom and plan, sent his SON to be born, and then to die. The reason he would do this is because of his love for us. <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas! Mon, 24 Dec 2007 08:01:09 EST Christmas in Heaven! family and Friends are spending Christmas in Heaven this year <BR> They left me with fond memories I cherish ever so dear <BR> Their rewards on this earth were few and far between <BR> But their bountiful gifts up there will rival a King <BR> <BR> Some of my brothers and sisters will be up there too <BR> Along with some aunts and uncles and a cousin or two <BR> They made that Heavenly trip and left me here alone <BR> To ramble around a house that is no longer a home <BR> <BR> I miss... Mon, 24 Dec 2007 03:29:37 EST I am New. Hello, all I am new to sp and I am after a better and healthier ME!! My Birthday is June 21. Mon, 24 Dec 2007 00:37:52 EST December 23rd "Christmas is the day that holds all time together." <BR> <BR> quote from: Alexander Smith Sun, 23 Dec 2007 10:48:31 EST December 22nd "The fact of Jesus' coming is the final and unanswerable proof that God cares." <BR> <BR> quote from: William Barclay Sat, 22 Dec 2007 10:42:10 EST New Here Whew, I just want to say, Yippppppeeee! I am glad to be here and look forward to knocking off this weight! Hope to get to know you all, and have a "Happy Saturday" <BR> <BR> Huggs- <BR> Lollie Sat, 22 Dec 2007 10:09:54 EST Just an Idea Why don't we creat a post that we all have to sign in to and say how long we exercsed and what we did? <BR> I think taht would be great so that we all have to answer for what we did or not do. <BR> Fri, 21 Dec 2007 14:19:51 EST December 21st "God is as at home in the play of His children. He loves to hear us laugh." <BR> <BR> quote from: Peter Marshall Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:05:06 EST How to get motivated to do fitness... Hi - I have been reading the posts, and I am encouraged by what you all do for exercise. However, I am also a little frustrated. I have walked, joined gyms, classes, etc., and I have lost interest in everything. I thought that kickboxing would be cool because I liked learning the moves, but then school (I am working on my Master's) got in the way, and I slowly lost touch with the class. Now, I have moved to a town that doesn't have much by way of exercise. They do have a gym, but I don't alwa... Thu, 20 Dec 2007 22:38:40 EST "Gospel Bells" The other day a christian daycare came to our facility to do some caroling. One of the songs they sang was "Gospel Bells", sung to the tune of "Jingle Bells". Does anyone know the words to this song? Thu, 20 Dec 2007 14:15:15 EST December 20th "You have received so much love show your love by protecting the sacredness of life. The sacredness of life is one of the greatest gifts that God has given us." <BR> <BR> quote from: Mother Teresa Thu, 20 Dec 2007 11:46:28 EST Party..."YOU" are cordially invited... You are cordially invited to: <BR> <BR> A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!! <BR> <BR> Guest of Honor: Jesus Christ <BR> <BR> Date: Every day. Traditionally, December 25 <BR> but He's always around, so the date is flexible.... <BR> <BR> Time: Whenever you're ready. <BR> (Please don't be late, though, or you'll miss out on all the fun!) <BR> <BR> Place: In your heart.... He'll meet you there. <BR> (You'll hear Him knock.) <BR> <BR> Attire: Come as you are... grubbies are okay. <BR> He'll be washing... Thu, 20 Dec 2007 07:12:43 EST Welcome New Members Hello Everyone! I am so sorry not to have been holding up my end of the bargain is just too busy this time of year ...all of you beautiful people joining our wonderful team...want you to know we are thrilled you joined us..really happy to see your posts..hopefully I will soon find some minutes to come to each of your the meanwhile..Welcome..Hugs, Donanne Wed, 19 Dec 2007 18:57:57 EST New & from Colorado I am Betty & I am from Colorado. It is so good being here. I am married to a wonderful man & I have a daughter from a previous marriage. Wed, 19 Dec 2007 17:52:42 EST T'was The Night Before Christmas & Not a Sign of T'was The Night Before Christmas & Not a Sign of Baby Jesus <BR> <BR> T'was the night before Christmas and all through the town, <BR> Not a sign of Baby Jesus was anywhere to be found. <BR> The people were all busy with Christmas time chores <BR> Like decorating, and baking, and shopping in stores. <BR> No one sang 'Away in a manger, no crib for a bed'. <BR> Instead, they sang of Santa dressed-up in bright red. <BR> Mama watched Martha Stewart, Papa drank beer from a tap. <BR> As hour upon... Wed, 19 Dec 2007 14:16:00 EST WHAT IS YOUR NEW RESALUTION ,PLEASE SHARE WITH ME? Mine is doing healthier choices,in the new year to benefit my health with insulin and to make myself healthie once again for me and my family, to lift my spirits up with bright smiles and everyone knowing it. <BR> I want out of this depression, so looking after myself better is going to benefit every thing in my life! and live life peacefully with God's help. <BR> I need a healthie diet with my insulin and keep an eye on my blood sugars , wake up in the morning so I dont get low and scare m... Wed, 19 Dec 2007 13:08:56 EST December 19th "This is what i have asked of God for you: that you will be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love, and that you will have the rich experience of knowing Christ with real certainty and clear undestanding. For God's secret plan, now at last made known, is Christ Himself." <BR> <BR> quoted from Colossians 2:2 The Living Bible Wed, 19 Dec 2007 12:05:38 EST A prayer For Strength ! Job 22:28 says Decree a thing and it shall be established. <BR> God's word never comes back empty. <BR> When it is spoken the very angels of heaven go forth to accomplish God's word. <BR> I encourage you to read this Prayer outloud . <BR> Speak forth God's word even if you don't feel like <BR> your accomplishing what is being spoken. <BR> <BR> Try it God is going to give you strength! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This prayer is for strength <BR> <BR> I am strong in the Lord and in the str... Tue, 18 Dec 2007 23:00:43 EST God and the Spider God and the Spider <BR> During World War II, a US marine was separated from his unit on a Pacific island. The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and the crossfire he had lost touch with his comrades. <BR> Alone in the jungle, he could hear enemy soldiers coming in his direction. Scrambling for cover, he found his way up a high ridge to several small caves in the rock. Quickly he crawled inside one of the caves. Although safe for the moment, he realized that <BR> once the enemy soldie... Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:17:07 EST Emergency Surgery-- happening right now! Pls. Pra One of the teachers where I work has been hospitalized for a week with an infection in his heart (long story). They had to speed up his surgery because part of the infected valve broke off. <BR> Please pray for him today. he's been in surgery since 7 am (pacific time) and will be in surgery until after 1 pm. <BR> <BR> Thank you! Tue, 18 Dec 2007 13:37:39 EST