SparkPeople Pentecostal/Apostolic Healthy Living Team Messageboard A place for men and women with pentecostal/apostolic backgrounds who are making healthy changes that would like support from others of similar faith. However, anyone is welcome to join. SparkPeople Pentecostal/Apostolic Healthy Living Team Messageboard Hey y'all! I am glad that I found this group. I was raised in Pentecost and have backslid more than I'd care to admit, but never lost my faith. Excited to be in a positive environment. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:42:18 EST Hello Hello, I have tried Spark people at least three times already. In the past I have met lots of nice people. This site is wonderful for encouragement and the tools provided are wonderful. I need a place where I can record my journey. I need the reminders to keep me motivated and focused on the area of my health. <BR> I look forward to meeting new friends. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:18:36 EST Beginner Hello everyone! This is my first post. <em>198</em> <BR> I am a 25 year old happily married young lady who just opened a spark account! I work full time, and am involved in the music, youth, and bible quizzing (an AMAZING ministry for youth!) at my local church. My husband and I also help with sectional and district events, so we are very busy! We love being so involved, but all the running can take it's toll on health in many ways! I have recently decided to try to overcome my thoughts a... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:29:45 EST eat carefully just start with a short walk each day and really watch what you eat. make good use of the nutrition tracker that is available here. you would be amazed at how many carbs/calories you take in in drinks and dressings alone. allow the nutrition tracker to help make you really aware of what and how much you eat. it has really helped me. <BR> <BR> God bless <em>386</em> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 05:49:59 EST love this! Hey everybody! Im from Lousiana! I love attending ladies conferences, church, prayer meetings etc. love to exercise but have had a temporary set back. Hello !! Nice to meet yall! Sat, 3 Aug 2013 06:06:32 EST Ladies retreat Who's going to ladies retreat this year, and what state? Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:51:50 EST husband and authory What info can you ladies give me about submission to our husbands? And if he is not saved what or how much must I submit? Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:48:31 EST Who is still losing? When I came to our team page, it said the page was inactive. I was a little disappointed. So my question is, who's still losing and whats your motivation? Mine is my 2 beautiful girls. Thu, 2 Aug 2012 10:31:33 EST Bible Quizzing Does anyone have any children in their church Bible Quizzing Team? Sat, 10 Mar 2012 20:32:26 EST women preaching in church What does the Bible say about this? Sun, 29 Jan 2012 17:28:01 EST Well we have faith... Has this happened to anyone else? <BR><BR>efaith.htm <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Jan 2012 20:49:33 EST What I learned in Church this week Please post what you learned in church this week. It could be from the regular service, Sunday School, or any other service or class you attended. If you were unable to attend a meeting for whatever reason feel free to post something you learned from your personal Bible study. <BR> <BR> <BR> (STRNGNGRNDED suggested this thread. I think it's a wonderful idea) Sun, 4 Dec 2011 23:21:35 EST November Goodie Winners Congratulations to the following members for their participation on SparkPeople during the month of November 2011. <BR> <BR> Most Spark Points earned: CAITKAH <BR> <BR> Most Fitness Minutes logged: CAITKAH <BR> <BR> Most Times Huddled with this team: AMYBUTLER10 <BR> <BR> Most Posts to this teams Message Boards: AMYBUTLER10 <BR> <BR> Most Blog Posts to SparkPeople: TRISSA3 <BR> <BR> I would also like to give Congratulations to BETSEY_G and STRNGNGRNDED for coming in or tying for 2nd in ... Sat, 3 Dec 2011 17:10:42 EST A to Z ..... What are you thankful for? Animals....I really like most of them. <BR> <BR> Next word starts with the letter "B". Mon, 14 Nov 2011 08:57:26 EST Hello, I'm the New Team Leader Hello. <BR> I have just taken over as team leader. My name is Lucinda. I'm an active member of my local church and have two teenage children that I homeschool. <BR> I will be making some changes to the team over the next few weeks. If you have any suggestions for this team please let me know. Wed, 9 Nov 2011 08:21:15 EST hello hello, my name is Thereasa, I am starting my journey again into weight loss. I am very pleased the Lord led my sister at church to tell me about this site. I have found a couple of groups that I feel are simply a blessing just being here. Thank the Lord for friends in Him to lean on for support. Thu, 29 Sep 2011 21:59:24 EST What are your goals for the week? My goals for the week are: <BR> <BR> Exercising 2x's this week (I have not exercised in a while) <BR> Limit caffefine intake <BR> Drink 2 glasses of water everyday <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Jul 2011 23:58:28 EST HI nice to meet everyone Thank you for letting me join this group. My name is Tabitha I have been struggling with my weight. I have never weighed 201 lbs. With God's help & the encouragement of friends I know I can do it. May all have a wonder day & God Bless. <em>30</em> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 06:25:13 EST Hallelujah!!! My 16 year old daughter who has been seriously seeking for the Holy Ghost for over a year received it in church this morning. <BR> I am overjoyed and had to share the news. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 23:33:05 EST Hello everyone I'm from rural east Tennessee. <BR> I joined both SparkPeople and this group about a year and a half ago but haven't been doing much until this week and never introduced myself. <BR> I wasn't raised Pentecostal but came into the faith about 21 years ago. <BR> I'm a stay at home, homeschooling mom of two teenagers. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 08:14:01 EST Guess what!! I lost 3 lbs in 6 days. My mom's scale that said I was 280 was completely wrong. She took it and hid it from me so I dont make the same mistake. Thanks for your help getting through that rough patch. I look forward to chatting with more of you <em>224</em> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 20:53:34 EST Help I've been exercising and sticking to the program but after my first weight I only lost 0.8lb. You would think starting at 272.4lb dieting and exercising would make me lose more than that. Now I'm at my parents house and I've been doing so good that I weighed myself on the scale and now it says 280! What's going on with my body. I'm really giving 110% here! Sat, 11 Dec 2010 10:31:09 EST Hi everyone My name is Candice. I'm 32 yrs old and 271.6 lb. I've been pretty much raised in the Pentecostal church so it's great to meet other believers going through the same struggle I am. I would love to join in prayer for anything. You know how they say where 2 or more witnesses are gathered it shall be established. I'm believing God for great things from this and am so excited to be on your team. Thank you so much. Candice Fri, 10 Dec 2010 01:10:48 EST Work out in a skirt! I was nervous about joining a gym because of wearing skirts, but my friend talked me into it and I LOVE it! About 6 ladies from our church joined Planet Fitness, judge free zone. We wear spandex shorts or leggings underneath our skirts. Some of the weight machines I don't do, but I am amazed at what I CAN DO! Been going for a week now and am so happy I joined, despite my fears of working out in a skirt! You CAN keep your convictions and be healthy at the same time! <BR> <BR> What are your e... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 14:28:52 EST New to Spark People and not sure about WWers yet Thinking about joining Weigh Watchers too (am trying to decide whether or not to join tomorrow). I have about 40 to 45 pounds to lose. Yikes! How did that happen? Oh yeah, I started being an emotional eater in 2001 when I was diagnosed with infertility problems and dealing with a Ph. D. program. I'm now trying to reverse a decade of bad habits. <BR> <BR> I will be 42 next month and I have started walking 3x a week with a friend, we are going to register for the Komen 5K next month also. I... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 16:10:38 EST Hello from Napa, CA :-) Hi all, I just joined the team and super excited to find it :-) I'm from Napa, CA. Sun, 15 Aug 2010 17:43:46 EST What is your motivational scripture? When you are tempted to get off track with your weight loss goals, which scripture motivates you? Mine's is "There is no temptation taken you, but such as is common to man, but God is faithful! 1 Co 10:13 Tue, 6 Jul 2010 22:15:58 EST hi from georgetown, tx hi, i have been pentecostal all my life. i backslid for a few years but have been back in for 2 years now. i have gained a lot of weight and don't have to many friends. i am in desperate need of an accountablity partner. my husband is not in church and he thinks we are a bunch of weirdos and this can make life very difficult. i know that God can help with everything i just need someone to talk to and encourage me and i can do the same for you. thanks and God bless Fri, 23 Apr 2010 09:57:41 EST what did you do for a workout today?! I did Leslie Sansone's 4 big miles. <em>198</em> Wed, 21 Apr 2010 17:26:03 EST Hello! I'm new to SP:) Hi everyone! I am new to SP and I am so excited to have found this site and this team! I look forward to being involved in this team. I just wanted to stop by and say hi:) Blessings to everyone! Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:34:33 EST Hi from NewJersey Hello everyone, I am from NJ, a member of the World Wide Missionary movement. I love the pentecostal faith ever since I accepted Jesus in my hert and was saved. I was so happy to see this group and lookm forward to meeting everyone! <em>41</em> Sat, 6 Mar 2010 21:08:16 EST Hello Hello, my name is Sheri and I live just south of St. Louis where my husband is a minister at Grace Union which is an Assembly of God church. <BR> <BR> I have been using the SP site for just over three weeks and I am trying to be consistant since I have a very long way to go in losing the weight. <BR> <BR> I was looking up different style groups and I found this one. I love the fact that I can speak of what the Holy Spirit does and not even be extra cautious. PTL <BR> <BR> Have a blessed e... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 21:38:29 EST Hello from Longview Texas! A lot of things are changing in my life right now! The LORD has brought me to a place and it is unbelievable!!! This IS going to work, because HE ordained this!!!! Sat, 9 Jan 2010 22:44:08 EST The Greatest Gift ever!!! Oftentimes our reflection does not concentrate on Jesus Christ. We reflect on all we have, where we want to be in life, what we want or need, or what we will get. What happened to the spirit of giving? Have we become so concerned with giving and receiving that we have forgotten the Giver’s best Gift ever? John 3:16 states” God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting [eternal] life. Jesus was sent into this ... Sat, 12 Dec 2009 20:38:23 EST Just in two weeks... I lost 10 lbs in two weeks. I read a challenge on here some where, to lose 10 lbs by Christmas and I told myself to do it and I did with the great help my trainer, you and Jesus Christ.Thank you all so much! GOD is good all the time and all the time GOD is good! GOD BLESS <em>9</em> Tue, 8 Dec 2009 15:31:20 EST what your mood today emocion your mood <em>30</em> Tue, 1 Dec 2009 17:15:25 EST Hello from Palestine, not so Holy Land, Texas It's church day and it suddenly occurred to me to see if there were any of us on SP. Isn't this an awesome place to do ministry? I'm team leader for a couple of other teams, one with over 125,000 members! <BR> <BR> Our Sunday school teacher made such a good point in his lesson this morning as it compared the church to an army. A soldier knows if he is wounded or killed, his comrades are going to come back for him, hell or high water. Too often, we say we are Christians but we don't go back f... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 16:43:03 EST Just curious. ...Where is everyone from? I thought it would be nice to know where everyone was from... <BR> <BR> I am from Norfolk, VA and attend Missionary Full Gospel Church. <BR> <BR> Saved, Sanctified, Fire Baptized, and I'm runnin for my life <em>244</em> Tue, 30 Jun 2009 11:51:24 EST Good Morning from VA!! Just wanted to introduce myself. <BR> My name is Misti and I live in Norfolk, VA. <BR> I was soooo excited to see a Pentecostal team on Sparkpeople. <BR> It makes things in life easier when you have Brothers and Sisters to support and encourage. <BR> Nice to meet you all and I look forward to sharing my journey with you all. <BR> God Bless! <em>247</em> Tue, 30 Jun 2009 11:47:58 EST Hello from Utah I praise the Lord that I found this group. I've been a member of SP since February, but have not explored the site much. My heart rejoiced when I saw your group name. <BR> <BR> I was raised (and still am) a part of the UPC/Apostolic father being a UPC pastor until his retirement in 2002. I'm married with 2 grown children (backsliders unfortunately) and raising my granddaughter/adopted daughter. Moved to Moab in 2006 for a new job. Have 70 or so pounds to lose and would like to ... Sat, 13 Jun 2009 02:12:13 EST Hi! Hello, Everyone! 39 y.o. mom of 3. My family and I have attended a UPC here in Northern Indiana for the last 2-1/2 years. I was baptized in Jesus name in 2007 and rec'd the Holy Ghost a few weeks later! Praise the Lord for leading us there! <BR> <BR> I'm not new to Sparkpeople, but new to this team. I'm so glad to have found it!! I've been on and off this site for the last 2 or 3 years, but with the Lord's help, I will follow this through this time. <BR> <BR> I'm not where I need ... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 09:24:12 EST Hello everyone My name is Kathy. Just joined Sparks a few days ago and I'm finding all kinds of cool things and meeting wonderful people. I was baptized in Jesus name and received the Holy Ghost when I was 11. I am now a pastor's wife in WV. God is Good all the time! Wed, 3 Jun 2009 05:56:58 EST NOT SURE HOW TO BEGIN The Lord Bless you Saints of God! This is Day 1 for me, and I'm just not sure how to begin. I'm over 50, and USN, Retired. Thanks and Praise to God who's lovingly brought me through! I've been praying for a long time about losing my excess weight, and start with great intent, but fail to follow through to Victory in this Battle. This battle is in my mind, and I need someone who can identity to SPARK me! Anyone been at this crossroad on this journey. If so, PLEASE answer this post. <B... Fri, 29 May 2009 17:55:32 EST Praise the Lord Everyone. Praise the Lord. My name is Carole. I've been baptized in Jesus' name and filled with the Holy Ghost since I was 19 years old. I adore the Lord and Apostolic way. I am exceeding joyful that I found this team. Hope I can be an inspiration to someone along the way. Tue, 26 May 2009 21:31:14 EST Praise the Lord! I just wanted to say hello to everyone!! I am a member of the Pentecostal Power Churches, Incorporated organization. I bring you all greetings in Jesus' Mighty and Holy name!! Sun, 24 May 2009 14:52:38 EST Newbie Hi everyone. I am starting over on my weight loss. I live in Texas. I am married, sing on the praise team, work full-time and have recently started college for the first time. I had a major set back in my weight loss. I had a major car accident in May that resulted in a broken tibia and fibula. Thank God for bring me through. I have started walking again but I have a slight limp. Now I have a metal rod and three screws which should be removed sometime this year. <BR> <BR> Please keep ... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 20:42:48 EST New..and want to say Hello Hey <BR> I joined your group..even though I have been a part of SP for a while. But it will be great to have fellowship with like minded people. <BR> God Bless Tue, 16 Dec 2008 16:08:26 EST Praise Jesus Everybody!!! Hey everybody!!! I am so glad that I found this group. I was so hoping that there would be some Pentecostal/Apostolics to talk to. My name is Billie and I live in Texas. I am looking forward to being a part of this group. I can't tell ya'll how excited I am. <em>247</em> to all!!! Wed, 24 Sep 2008 19:11:48 EST Praize Him!! Hi all!! I am glad I was told about this sight and found this group. I am active duty Air Force..currently stationed at Grand Forks AFB, ND. I am due to deploy near the end of July and will have to pass my physical test...running, pushups, etc. I am also overweight and was told to attend the weight class. This is where I found about this class. I love food....if only I treated the Word the way I treat food..(smiles). Anyway, Keep my in prayer!! Thu, 22 May 2008 22:31:35 EST scripture study hey how about a scripture study. we could get a scripture posted on suday and study it out and discuss it through out the week. Sun, 27 Apr 2008 16:56:55 EST calling for help i have all the plans to exercise, but then i just dont do it. it is not that i dont have time or are too tired. i just dont do it. i have to find a way to motivate myself to exercise or i will never loose the weight. i need help. any and all will be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> **this message was posted on all the sp teams i am apart of** Wed, 23 Apr 2008 19:38:42 EST Daily Bible Scripture I will post a biblical scripture here each day to try and inspire us... Wed, 23 Apr 2008 03:01:42 EST Prayer requests Feel free to post any prayer requests here... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 01:13:06 EST When did you receive the Holy Ghost . . . with the evidence of speaking in tongues. I was so blessed to receive the Holy Ghost on January 9th of this year. It has been such a blessing in my life. Although I am looking forward to much growth in the Holy Ghost. <em>296</em> Fri, 18 Apr 2008 00:39:55 EST Glad to be here I am so happy that you created this team, and that I was able to find it! <BR> <BR> My name is Lori and I am from Walnut Cove, NC. I am a wife and a mother of 2 boys, 7 & 4. <BR> <BR> I am so happy that I pressed on searching and finally found what I was looking for in a team. People who have the same beliefs and serve the same Jesus that I do! <BR> <BR> I look forward to hearing from you! Good luck in your weight loss adventure and God Bless! Fri, 18 Apr 2008 00:36:14 EST hello dear sister in christ Well Rebecca, I was looking for this team. I am of the pentecostal/apostolic faith, and I was looking for people of the same faith to make this journey with me. <BR> <BR> As the word states Matt 18:19-20 "...That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." <BR> Sun, 13 Apr 2008 17:23:03 EST My intro Hello and welcome! My name is Rebecca and I got the idea for this team after seeing all the others and not seeing one for my religious background, though I am on a few other Christian teams. I dont know how many out there are pentecostal/apostolic, but I figured would go ahead and start this anyways. <BR> I am hoping to lose weight and work and support others with Gods help to change and grow physically healthy and spiritually healthy. <BR> All are welcome.... Sun, 13 Apr 2008 10:48:51 EST