SparkPeople KEEP WALKING WITH JESUS Team Messageboard As we walk with Jesus, we will be victorious in weight loss and live a healthier life. SparkPeople KEEP WALKING WITH JESUS Team Messageboard my back yard Here is my back yard after last night's snow. <img src=""> I sure hope it is the last snow. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 22:36:33 EST 7 Steps to Take When Life Doesn't Go Your Way ~~ 7 Steps to Take When Life Doesn't Go Your Way ~~ Dr. Roger Barrier <BR> <BR> Editor's Note: Pastor Roger Barrier's "Ask Roger" column regularly appears at Preach It, Teach It. Every week at Crosswalk, Dr. Barrier puts nearly 40 years of experience in the pastorate to work answering questions of doctrine or practice for laypeople, or giving advice on church leadership issues. Email him your questions at <BR> <BR> Dear Roger, <BR> My life is not turning out at all... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:05:34 EST INSPIRATIONAL SONG FOR THE DAY! SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> This vocalist is "Pitch Perfect" Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:50:46 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 2/21 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> February 21, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week, as we finish this last week’s study this month, on the “Deep Love for the Father” before the final Saturday’s Member’s Choice! <BR> <BR> This week’s hymn has been with great anticipation! It is a more recent hymn study, because the composer was born at a later date and died only a few years ago. Also, one of the selections I have chosen to use at the end of this research, was sung... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:14:28 EST Hi, I am Kim Thank you for a great invitation and welcome. This team looks motivated. Every one have a wonderful evening. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:10:05 EST 7 Truths to Make Lasting Life-Change 7 Truths to Make Lasting Life-Change ~ Kelly Balarie <BR> <BR> What do you do when you do "that thing" that you promised yourself you would absolutely - under no circumstances - do? What do you do when you feel crushed inside that you did it? <BR> <BR> Much like Paul, I know what I need to do, but then I do the opposite. I do the exact thing I didn't want to do - and then I feel like pulling my hair out because I did it. <BR> <BR> So, my question to God is, "How do you change when your ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:18:05 EST Lenten Reflections LENT DAY 1 - BACK TO BASICS <BR> <BR> At the beginning of baseball season, the coach has to bring his players back to basics. He has to remind them of the three-point stance, the mechanics of throwing, the timing of a swing, the importance of keeping your eye on the ball, etc. It doesn't matter how great of a season a player had the year before. He has to begin spring training with the basics because before he can do spectacular things in a sport, he must make sure he is doing the simple an... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:00:26 EST Are you a "People of the Cross?" My ex Sister-in-law posted this link on Facebook today. It's a challenge to define just who are the "People of the Cross". So my question to you is simple. By this definition: Are you a "People of the Cross?" <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>he-wake-up-call-to-the-church-that-is-<BR>isis-whos-answering/ Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:21:13 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 2/14 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> February 14, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> As we continue our study of The Father’s Love this February, I was inspired to research the hymn called “O, THE DEEP, DEEP LOVE OF JESUS”. <BR> <BR> One night, while contemplating suicide, and crossing the Hungerford Bridge in London, Samuel Trevor Francis experienced a ‘spiritual awakening’! He reached out and cried to God to save his soul. Right then, he claimed that... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 06:30:18 EST SHARE YOUR FAVORITE HEALTHY PREPARED MEAL Tell us what was your healthiest and favorite meal today! Was it your own recipe or one that you found on Spark People? Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:08:16 EST WORK OUT WITH SPARK PEOPLE That's right, if you haven't started a routine or need an idea on how to get started then you have come to the right place. This forum is for those of you who don't know how to navigate around Spark People or aren't to sure where to start. And for those with limited mobility issues we have a forum just for you, so you don't have to worry about having to keep up. All in all let's get Physical with our bodies in Motion!! Sun, 8 Feb 2015 12:37:23 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 2/7 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> February 7, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> February is the month for lovers. On Valentine’s Day, one shows their love to each other through gifting such as chocolates, jewelry, vacations, etc. But, what of self-sacrifice, such as that of the Father in Heaven. He showed His love toward us by sending His Son to earth to suffer and die for our sins, (John 3:16), to make us whole and cleanse us, (Isaiah 1:18). Also, t... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 08:06:39 EST Birthday Cards for terminally ill 8 year old boy Hey everyone, here is a post I shared on my blog about 8 year old Bubby Everson in Washington who is terminally ill. His parents are requesting Birthday cards for him this year. He loves getting mail so much. He is so cute. <BR> <BR><BR>-request-uplifting-cards-for-terminall<BR>y-ill-son-who-has-cerebral-palsy-autis<BR>m-epilepsy/ <BR> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 03:27:48 EST 8 tips for safe and effective strength training <BR> Strong muscles are important for healthy bodies. One way to keep muscles in shape is with strength training. But performing muscle-strengthening exercises the wrong way can do more harm than good. Here are some guidelines to help you avoid injury and keep your program on track. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Always warm up and cool down properly. <BR> <BR> 2. Use proper form to avoid injuries and maximize gains. You can learn good form through a class or one-on-one sessions with a certified exe... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:07:02 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/31 HYMN OF THE WEEK with History and Inspiration <BR> January 31, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week, and MEMBER’S CHOICE! <BR> <BR> When music publisher Dr. Adam Geibel asked composer Charles Austin Miles to write a hymn text, he requested one to contain special sympathetic qualities to bring hope for the needy and downtrodden dying in hospitals. <BR> <BR> It was in April of 1912 that Charles Miles was so inspired to write the hymn “IN THE GARDEN”, as he read the Scripture verse... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:41 EST Hi, New Here Hi. My name is Sara! Thank you for asking me to join your team! Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:37:12 EST Finding the Courage to Let Go of the Familiar Finding the Courage to Let Go of the Familiar and Make a Change <BR> <BR> There was this one day when I woke up with a heavy heart and an anxious mind. I realized I could not find something to look forward to for that particular day. I cried in misery. I thought of the 4-year relationship I had. I knew deep down that I was unhappy- the isolation, the lack of energy, the usual things that happen each day. Rolling on my bed, I thought of the regrets, the what ifs, the sad moments collectively ... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:16:50 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/24 HOLY GHOST, WITH LIGHT DIVINE <BR> January 24, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> The next hymn we will study is that of, 1Corinthians, Chapter 13 in the Holy Scriptures. This topic has also been discussed in great detail on one of my Christian Teams. Paul, the author of 1Corinthians discusses ‘Love’ and that of the Holy Spirit. <BR> <BR> The hymn “HOLY GHOST, WITH LIGHT DIVINE” by Andrew Reed focuses on the Holy Spirit dwelling within ones heart and soul. Reed lived... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:27:59 EST I Discovered a New Food! According to a blurb on the morning news about nutrition, we should try to eat a variety of foods to have a well-rounded diet. Well, I've done that all along, although I do tend to stick with the general format for breakfast. Anyway, I love fruit, and I bought a bag of frozen berry medley last week on grocery day. I used up my bag of blueberries, so I finally opened the new bag of fruit. It was awesome! I hope I can find the same thing in another store this week. If not, I'm going to bu... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:55:28 EST NAME 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD BE THANKFUL FOR! My life.... I was given a second chance with life saving Brain surgery & a Hysterectomy, after my primary care doctor failed to diagnose two Large tumors. When they were found they were literally found by accident and I was told that I was going to die and surgery was the only option available to me. I was left completely paralyzed on the right side of my body. But the grace of God I can now walk again with the assistance of a cane. <BR> <BR> My Sons are great guys <BR> <BR> My Mother & bro... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:54:05 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/17 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> January 17, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> This next hymn was based almost entirely on the Bible verse Ezekiel 34:26. <BR> The zest and zeal over the spiritual re-awakening by the Holy Spirit of her friends after they had returned from a mission trip to Ireland, caused her to write a poem. <BR> Elizabeth H. Codner was so inspired by the enthusiasm, that and it had such an influence upon her, that when she came a... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:00:43 EST Breakfast Shakes? Two things are true, I am terrible at eating breakfast, and I need to get more protein and fiber. I thought I would try a protein shake for breakfast. I bought a 4pk of slimfast and frankly it wasn't so good. It was too sweet and too thick. I am looking at other alternatives such as Boost, Ensure, Special K. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone drinks these type of things and had a suggestion on which ones actually taste good! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:18:23 EST Praising God and thanking you! Praising God from whom all blessings flow! And He has truly blessed us with a miracle for sure :) <BR> <BR> And thank you all SO much for your continued prayers! I truly believe that they helped work a miracle for my sister. She was more or less 'at the end of the road' on Friday when I requested lots of prayers again and then on Saturday the doctors performed a very risky procedure for her (not risky in general, but risky because of her condition) and they removed 17 lbs! of fluids from he... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:04:42 EST Wanting a closer walk As a newbie I am exploring website,looking for tools and a support system to help me with the journey to health, increased energy and weight loss. I am in dire need of increased self worth, motivation to achieve my goals and RESULTS! Sun, 11 Jan 2015 13:34:39 EST READ A TEAM MATE'S BLOG & POST 2 IT 4 A GOODIE Read a team mate's blog and post an encouraging comment or link and get a team goodie!! <BR> <BR> Just like this!! Grieving ....... Maverick59 <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851068 </link> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:50:22 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/10/15 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> January 10, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Have any of your Christian friends ever said to you that they were touched by the ‘Holy Spirit’? <BR> Perhaps they were compelled or moved to do something because of the ‘Holy Spirit’. <BR> <BR> If not for the many talents of Richard Littledale, a gentleman who translated this next hymn from Italian into English, we may have never heard the hymn “COME DOWN, O LOVE DIVIN... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 06:41:50 EST Vitamin D information 6 things you should know about vitamin D <BR> Figuring out all the factors that can affect your vitamin D level is complicated. Your body makes vitamin D when sunlight hits the skin. You can also get the vitamin from food (mainly because it’s been added; few foods are natural sources of vitamin D) or by taking a supplement. <BR> <BR> The process by which the body makes vitamin D is complex. It starts when the skin absorbs rays in the invisible ultraviolet B (UVB) part of the light spectrum. ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 13:09:15 EST SparkTeam Bonus Points I got 50 SparkBonus points for the team today. <em>244</em> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 13:27:32 EST Hello Hi everyone. I just rejoined SP after a four year absence. I have lost weight with another program but the last year my progress stalled. I knew something extra was needed so I signed up for SP again for a new perspective. God is so good because in the time I have been trying to get healthy, I never really gave it as a prayer concern. I know God answers prayer but I have always felt that my weight loss issue wasn't "important enough" for God. The Lord laid it on RHOOK20047 heart to invite me ... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 12:59:05 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/3/2015 HYMN OF THE WEEK with History and Inspiration <BR> January 3, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to Hymn of the Week with History and Inspiration. <BR> <BR> Originally published in a private leaflet, entitled ‘Between Doubt and Prayer’, this next hymn was inspired by the Bible verse John 20:22, “And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost”. <BR> That verse, has inspired many a hymn, along with ‘BREATHE ON ME, BREATH OF GOD’, by Edwin Hatch. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 07:46:54 EST What if Jesus had Twitter This was a cute short article about what bible sayings would be if Jesus had Twitter....for the computer savvy folks..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>hat-if-Jesus-Had-Twitter.aspx?source=N<BR>EWSLETTER&nlsource=10&ppc=&utm_campaig<BR>n=Inspiration&utm_source=NL&utm_medium<BR>=newsletter&<BR> </link> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:29:55 EST HELPFUL SPARKPEOPLE ARTICLES 9 WAYS TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR DAY <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you always feel pressed for time? If so, you are certainly not alone. Last October, millions of Americans participated in the first annual “Take Back Your Time Day,” a project of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy at Cornell University. The idea arose as a way to make the public aware of the “epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine” in our society. <BR> <BR> Lack of time can be detrimental to our physical, em... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:47:51 EST Professor Grant Homer Bible Reading System BibleStudyTools has a reading plan for anyone doing the Prof Grant Homer Bible Reading System. If you pick that plan each day it will have the readings on the site for you to read in whatever Bible Translation you want to use. You would just scroll through each reading and mark finished reading once done with the 10 chapters. This makes it easy to read the 10 chapters because you won't have to be jumping around in your Bible nor keep Bible marked. <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:06:29 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 12/27 HYMN OF THE WEEK <BR> Member’s Choice <BR> December 27, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to ‘Member’s Choice’. <BR> <BR> Originally a French poem called “Minuit Chretien” (Midnight, Christian) became a Christmas carol well known as O HOLY NIGHT, (Cantique de Noel). <BR> <BR> At the end of 1843, to celebrate the renovation of a church organ, a parish member wrote a blessed and simple Christmas poem. In 1847 the poem was set to music by Adolphe Adam. <BR> It first appeared in text in 1855 in Dwight’... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 06:54:22 EST In Need of Some Christmas Miracles Being that Christmas is the season of our Savior's birth. I also believe it is a season for miracles and my family needs some now. I talked to my mom yesterday and found out some things that worried me so much I can't sleep. She told me that my Aunt Nancy is in the hospital because she has lung cancer. She has already had surgery and the doctors think they got it all and are sending her home today. So the first prayer I that I have for the Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus is to please heal her... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 02:49:10 EST Which Christmas Carol are you? <link><BR>cs/quiz-which-christmas-song-are-you.html </link> <BR> Click on the picture and then scroll down. <BR> <BR> I turned out to be Silent Night! Gee, I thought I was more a Lo Ere a Rose is Blooming....LOL! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:04:22 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 12/20 HYMN OF THE WEEK <BR> December 20, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> As we continue on with less known Christmas carols, and the last one prior to ‘Member’s Choice’, this next selection is perhaps my most favorite one of all! The lyrics are stunning, yet simple in nature and most humbling to the reader. Originally set as a poem, the next study is called “IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER”. <BR> <BR> What took my breath away was the last three words of this amazing Christmas ca... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:19:04 EST How much do you know about Moses? <link><BR>o-You-Know-About-Moses.aspx?source=NEW<BR>SLETTER&nlsource=10&ppc=&utm_campaign=<BR>Inspiration&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=n<BR>ewsletter& </link> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:03:24 EST Christmas IQ Quiz Christmas IQ Quiz <BR> <BR> Dr. Ray Pritchard <BR> Author, Speaker, President of Keep Believing Ministries <BR> <BR> How well do you know the Christmas story? <BR> Most of us know the general outline because we’ve heard or sung it or watched it being enacted in the Christmas programs that most churches offer during December. We know about the shepherds, the angels, the “Wise Men,” the star, the innkeeper, the long journey of Mary and Joseph, the baby in the manger, and we know about the gol... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:52:18 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 12/13 HYMN OF THE WEEK <BR> December 13, 2014 <BR> <BR> This next lovely hymn might never have been written if not for the love of a father and the request of his daughter to have a poem for Christmas. So, on Christmas morning in 1745, John Byrom placed a poem under his daughter Dolly’s breakfast plate, which in turn became the hymn called “CHRISTIANS, AWAKE! Salute the happy morn”. <BR> Later that year, Byron’s friend and organist of a local church worked on the very poem, only to surprise the By... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:05:48 EST SPARK YOUR MOTIVATION HERE! Are you ready? Seriously, are your ready to be motivated by someone who never gave up, this 74 year old woman reached her goal and then some. Check out her page! <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827261 </link> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:12:10 EST Jesus is better than Santa Just sharing, my friends... ;-) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure." ~St. John Paul II <BR> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++<BR>++++++++++++++++++++++++++ <BR> <BR> JESUS is Better than Santa! <BR> <BR> Santa lives at the North Pole. <BR> JESUS is everywhere. <BR> <BR> Santa rides in a sleigh <BR> JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water. <BR> <BR> Santa comes but once a year <BR> JESUS is an ever present help. <BR> <BR> Santa f... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:02:53 EST Broken Loose Many people have lost loved ones recently. thrust into the community of grievers, I have not been prepared for life after loss. In the midst of war memories, I have too many that evoke feelings of pain and longing for the loved one that never was. Our family was not a fairy tale family and most moments did not glow with Leave it to Beaver warmth. <BR> <BR> This holiday season I feel boken loose. My grief bursts surprise me and seem to erupt in the oddest of places as a little chip of... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:22:26 EST Just Checking In--Week 1 Hello, All! <BR> Just a quick check-in, so I’ll post this to all my teams. <BR> It just hit me earlier this morning that yesterday I completed my first week on SparkPeople, and today is the first day of my second week. I was just pondering how it is going. <BR> First, I worked out at least 30 minutes on 5 of the first 7 days, skipping Saturday and Sunday, which is my plan. <BR> Second, I tracked 5 of the 7 days faithfully. The 2 days I did not track were days in which something knocked me o... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:20:44 EST What is Water???? Hello, All <BR> I’m posting this to a couple of groups, because I’m interested in getting a bunch of feedback on this question. As the topic indicates, my question is simply, “What is water?” <BR> To clarify, for tracking and health purposes, what can I track/count towards my water total: only pure H-2-O, or any liquid that I drink? I drink a lot, but not a whole lot of pure, unflavored water. <BR> So, would you consider my morning coffee (with Splenda and a touch of half and half) to be tr... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 12:58:53 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 12/6 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> December 6, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> There are endless hymns and carols each Christmas season to be enjoyed, some more familiar than others. So, my thoughts are to dwell the next four Saturdays of December on the less familiar Christmas hymns starting with “CHILD OF THE STABLE’S SECRET BIRTH”. <BR> <BR> I, myself have never heard of this hymn, as beautiful as it is, and it was originally written as a famil... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 07:56:17 EST Hello, All (My Introduction) Hello, All! <BR> <BR> My name is Tom, and I'm brand new to Spark People. Today is my second day, and I've eaten fairly well and done some light exercise both days. <BR> <BR> I'm a 49-year-old guy living in the desert north of Los Angeles. I have an awesome wife, and 3 terrific young kidlets, aged 7, 9, and 11. I have been a Christian since I was a kidlet myself, and attend a non-denominational (formerly Baptist) Church. <BR> <BR> I've had plenty of experience fighting the weight-loss wa... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 00:42:48 EST One American Evangelical Dad's 25 Rules of Christm Shawn McEvoy is the Managing Editor of He is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Shawn is married with two children. In addition to writing for the leading online evangelical publication, he has also written for fantasy sports and pop culture websites. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm a 43-year-old American Christian male with two kids in "the sweet spot," a lovely faithful wife, and a major crush on Christmas. So I don't know much anymore, but I... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 12:26:43 EST Christmas Jokes Question and Answer Christmas Jokes <BR> <BR> Q: What do elves learn in school? <BR> A: The Elf-abet! <BR> <BR> Q: What's the most popular wine at Christmas? <BR> A: "I don't like sprouts" ! <BR> <BR> Q: If athletes get athletes foot, what do astronauts get? <BR> A: Missletoe! <BR> <BR> Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? <BR> A: Frostbite. <BR> <BR> Q: Why was Santa's little helper depressed? <BR> A: Because he had low elf esteem. <BR> <BR> Q: Why does San... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:56:41 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/29 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> November 29, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> This week’s Hymn selection is not necessarily a joyous one about the upcoming Christmas Season. For the birth of Jesus to take place, many had to die. Just the same as many have died continuing on as witnesses claiming and holding fast in their faith to Christ. <BR> <BR> But, alas, these earlier deaths were that of pure ‘innocence’. Whereas, the original name of this E... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:50:22 EST Challenge! Did You Eat 3 Veggie & 2 Fruit Servings <em>306</em> Runs through December 31,2014 ...... Did you eat your Daily serving Vegetables and fruit. <BR> How about adding your Daily water to the challenge? <em>381</em> Yes , we can!! Even through the Holidays, we can do this together!! With prayer, with each other we can do this, if we stick together, <em>381</em> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:59:04 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/22 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> November 22, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Perhaps no greater people are thankful to God than the Dutch, during the first quarter of the seventeenth Century. Suffering for their freedom from the Spanish oppression after many cities had been captured and its people exiled, this hymn “WE GATHER TOGETHER” was to encourage those people. That victory, was almost in sight, and God would receive the Glory! As for Hollan... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:52:54 EST Thanksgiving Jokes For the next few days, I thougth I would arm you with ammunition for jokes pertaining to Thanksgiving... <BR> <BR> Turkey <BR> <BR> Q: Why do turkeys always go, "gobble, gobble"? <BR> A: Because they never learned good table manners! <BR> <BR> Q: What sound does a space turkey make? <BR> A: Hubble, Hubble, Hubble. <BR> <BR> Q: Who is not hungry at Thanksgiving? <BR> A: The turkey because he's already stuffed! <BR> <BR> After Thanksgiving dinner was finished, Mort saw his little broth... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:02:46 EST If you ever felt bad about drinking beer..(vice) Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. <BR> Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. <BR> If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, <BR> "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver." <BR> <BR> Babe Ruth <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> "I feel sorry for people who don't drin... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:37:08 EST Major Prayer Time We just got a call from hubby Clyde's surgeon. The biopsy on the lymph node they removed a week and a half ago was cancer. They are trying to get him in to the oncology clinic ASAP. Hopefully on Thursday when we will be at the VA hospital to get his stitches removed. <BR> <BR> First my lung cancer that cost me the upper lobe of my right lung in July of this year. Now Clyde has cancer. "What next LORD??" My first comment to Clyde after we found out was, "Well we'll just have to trust God ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:43:34 EST Thankfulness quiz..... Got this email today and wanted to share.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>cs/the-thankfulness-quiz.html </link> <BR> <BR> Hope you enjoy.... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:56:50 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/15 HYMN WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> November 15, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Continuing on with our ‘Thanksgiving’ theme, this week’s hymn is “COME, YE THANKFUL PEOPLE, COME”, chosen throughout England in most churches, during the harvest season in the 1800's. <BR> <BR> One of the most accomplished men of his time; author, biblical scholar, poet, preacher, musician, critic, lecturer, and philologist- the Dean of Canterbury, Henry Alford is the study of... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:12:00 EST God power ~ when faith is part of the journey I was reading a success story and was reminded that as we lose weight, we do it as part of our walk in faith. Just sharing an inspirational story, the woman relates her change to God power... Amen! <BR> <BR> here's a link to her story and many others who have lost 100+ lbs. Very inspiring... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>loses-276-pounds-without-surgery/ </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:46:59 EST NUTRITION INFORMATION ONLY Today I am beginning this topic with a Sparkpeople Article about Protein and its benefits. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1963 </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:10:17 EST BIBLE PROMISES Bible Promises <BR> Old Testament <BR> God Promises He Is Our Light and Salvation - (Psalm 27:1-2) <BR> Bible Promise <BR> I am your light and your salvation, the strength of your life. <BR> <BR> Bible Verse <BR> The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell. <BR> <BR> Reading Notes <BR> David wrote this psalm as a ref... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:52:44 EST American Vets Shake a Hand Give them a hand shake today and enjoy <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Never forget.... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:18:08 EST Which unlikely biblical hero are you? I got this in my email today and thought it might be fun to do. My results are below: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>cs/quiz-which-unlikely-biblical-hero-a<BR>re-you.html </link> <BR> <BR> Result: Peter <BR> You are Peter! Like Peter, you tend to speak your mind, ask questions, and rush headlong into adventure. A beloved disciple of Jesus, Peter started as an insignificant fisherman who made his fair share of blunders. But even after denying Jesus 3 times, he s... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:26:58 EST Thanks to our Vets... God Bless and shake their hands to those who lay their lives down every day and if you can read this Thanks a Teacher <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 9 Nov 2014 16:40:59 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/8 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> November 8, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> What is your morning routine? <BR> Most mornings, Christians pray, including, thanking the Lord for all that they have. <BR> But, does one thank HIM for all that they “don’t” have? <BR> On my ‘Sparks friend feed’ this week, some one had posted a quote: “Expect nothing, but appreciate everything”. How those five words say it all! <BR> <BR> Preacher and teacher, August Lu... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 06:31:03 EST WHAT KILLS YOUR MOTIVATION?? What is that one thing that really kills your motivation? I am sharing one of mine today. This is a SparkPeople article. IT IS SO VERY TRUE. What is something that throws you into a tailspin with your journey to a healthier you? Be honest, now. Love y'all. Mama Judy <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1625 </link> Fri, 7 Nov 2014 07:03:41 EST Bible Word of The Day <BR> Bible Word of the Day(From Daily Devotionals website: Daily Bible Online) <BR> <BR> Bible Vocabulary <BR> Backsliding (Falling Away from the False, False Profession of Faith) <BR> <BR> Meaning and Usage <BR> Backsliding is a term which refers to a deliberate turning away from faith in God. It's used in reference to Christianity today, but was also applied during Old Testament times and was the condition the prophets warned both the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom o... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:47:42 EST Useless trivia It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times! <BR> <BR> Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years. <BR> <BR> Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end. <BR> <BR> If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. <BR> <BR> Zero is the only ... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 11:43:53 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/ 1 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> Twenty-second Edition, November 1, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the twenty-second Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Do you remember your first love? <BR> Are you thankful for your Salvation? <BR> <BR> With Thanksgiving a mere twenty-seven days away, there is so much for us to be thankful for. Living here in these United States, our list is endless. We enjoy so many freedoms that many other Nations perhaps, some of our very own Team members, do not... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 07:41:43 EST How has God blessed you? He give His only Begotten Son, that I may live! <BR> <em>304</em> <em>459</em> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:48:23 EST Self CPR I don't know if this is true and will do some research into this, but I was blown away by this information and figured if it is true, I would pass it on. Stay tuned for my research. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is REAL. It could save your life and many others. So be a friend and send this to lots of people! <BR> <BR> <BR> What are you to do if you have a heart attack <BR> while you are alone? <BR> <BR> If you've already received this, <BR> It means people care about you. <BR> <BR> The J... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:18:45 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 10/25 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> October 25, 2014 <BR> MEMBER’S CHOICE <BR> <BR> Welcome to this week’s Hymn and Member’s Choice. <BR> <BR> This week’s Member’s Choice is “BE THOU MY VISION”. <BR> <BR> This traditional Irish hymn, is a favorite in most churches around the globe. The hymn has an unknown poet, set to a Welsh tune arranged by composer David Evans, with the original composer also unknown. <BR> <BR> It is told that the poet may have been the very words of Da... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:33:57 EST Family Through Christ Team - Leader Resignation Hi Everyone! I will be starting a long-term substitute teaching position beginning next Monday which is supposed to last through early-mid-December. After that, at the beginning of next year, I may be resuming studies in my Master's Degree. Therefore, I have to change my priorities. While I will pop in now and then on well-established teams, I don't have time to lead a team, and I won't be able to post on the team message boards every day. Please don't worry about me. I fully intend to ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:53 EST Which American Saint do you most relate to? Here is an online quiz to see which American Saint you are most like. I matched with Elizabeth Ann Seton. I will have to look up information on her. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>aint-are-you.htm?utm_source=CFFList&ut<BR>m_medium=email&utm_content=201410&utm_<BR>campaign=catholic-faith-formation </link> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:18 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 10/18/14 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> October 18, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> During this fall season, enjoying the changes of the crisp morning air and beautiful surroundings of the Adirondack Park, one can see the presence of God everywhere! I wish you could all join me here to dwell in this astounding beauty! Before I had accepted the Lord as my Saviour, I only saw colors and trees, now I see pure beauty that is beyond explanation..... I cannot imag... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:38:07 EST Which disciple are you? A priest friend of mine sent this to me on Facebook and I thought I would bring it here, provided it works. After I answered the questions, it told me I was like Nathaniel. I need to read up on him and see if that is a good thing or not. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>h-disciple-are-you </link> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:20:52 EST Up Date Us On Your Weight Loss Let us know how it is going, how far you have come in Christ and in your weight loss journey!! WoW us with your success... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:58:06 EST Newbie here Ty all for writing and encouraging in the words you post on here....I lift up my hands and ask God to bless everyone here today and know we are never alone because the Lord says He will never leave us nor forsake us"...,I love those words! Have a blessed day/ night! Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:33:13 EST Be gone for a bit and Prayers welcomed.. Howdy Folks.. This is Old Jane Writing to let you know I am getting ready to pack the car and fix a early Dinner and spend about a hour with my Husband and his brother before I get some shut eye. I will be leaving EARLY in the morning to beat the traffic in Washington DC.. My first stop will be my Cousin Eugenia in NC and this will be a Hoot.. We have not seen each other in almost 40 years.. Coned a picture of her and family and just replied to her.. I am not a size one and 95 lbs.. Still lo... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:07:05 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 10/11/14 SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> October 11, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week! <BR> <BR> In spite of what I mentioned the last Hymn about the Thanksgiving Theme, I chose to recognize our Naval Military this Hymn due to the fact that it is Columbus Day Weekend and Monday is when the US Navy was established. So I thought it would be appropriate to go with a nautical mix in with the hymns worshiping the Lord. <BR> <BR> ARE YOU ANCHORED IN YOUR FAI... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:08:38 EST Fight... A must to see.. I never knew who this was.. sat beside the youngest son on a plane ride.. and was listening to this video.. It is a must to see.. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>m_source=GodTube%20Must-See%20Video&ut<BR>m_medium=email&utm_campaign=10/09/2014 </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:28:12 EST This article appeared today, when I wasn't at work This article was distrtibuted at work today, when I was working at home, in our health benefits magazine. I knew it was going to happen but not when. Sparkpeople don't have a means of uploading a PDF format file. So I converted it to Word so I can copy it here. So the formatting is not too good. <BR> <BR> <BR> For those who have seen Bob Hook <BR> (MGTS Infrastructure Analyst) around the <BR> Fenton campus, you’ve probably noticed <BR> that there is a lot less of him to see. Bob <BR> ha... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:02:12 EST If life is a game, These are the rules, I found this little inspirational movie quite simple but informative. Hope you enjoy it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>is-a-game-these-are-the-rules/?utm_sou<BR>rce=silverpop&utm_medium=email&utm_cam<BR>paign=ecommerce&utm_content=10_08_14_S<BR>T_WS_ILIG_Movie_Corporate&spMailingID=<BR>21548422&spUserID=NzkyMjA0MTg1NjIS1&sp<BR>JobID=420533882&spReportId=NDIwNTMzODgyS0 </link> Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:03:01 EST Song for the day.... I know I am not as good as the Singinglady47, but I have been missing her selections and I wanted to share this one that I found. It is the Battle Belongs to the Lord by John Michael Talbot...Hope you like it....Bob <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 18:37:09 EST God don't want you to go to Church.. <link> </link> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 14:45:28 EST Video that needs to be shared Cancer is a word we have learned to fear.. I am a Survivor and this is one mans story.. But It Is His timing and His Will that things go the way He has Planed.. Not Thy Will but Thine.. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>Leaves-Behind-an-Unforgettable-Video-2<BR>58.html </link> Sun, 5 Oct 2014 20:57:40 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK! HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> October 4, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> This is the start of the fall season and my favorite time of year! I miss my old church. The one that I was baptized in. The name was Calvary Baptist and my pastor was Dave Strong. He died years later of cancer, several months after he retired. I tell you this because I had to leave that church due to discord, and I miss the fellowship there very much. I attend another pla... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 06:45:49 EST Singlady Says Wake up Listen up and play song.. This will light a fire and get you where you need to be this morning.. If you do not think so look who posted.. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 09:41:22 EST JUST FOR 9-30-2014 This 3 minute retreat from Loyola University is so beautiful today I just had to share it with. Blessed are the Peacemakers. (We need this one in our world today) God bless. Judy <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-a-peaceful-heart.htm?updatedate=9/29/<BR>2014%206:30:02%20AM&utm_campaign=3-min<BR>ute-retreat-daily-email&utm_medium=lin<BR>k&utm_source=email-link </link> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:34:30 EST DO YOU TAKE VITAMINS OR SUPPLEMENTS. For those of you who do use the Sparkpeople Nutritional Tracker, do you check to see if you are getting everything you need in your diet. Weekly totals of the vitamins and minerals as well as fats and cards and proteins are shown at the bottom of the tracker. My shocks me everyday. I never reach my goal on most of them and go over usually on Sodium. You can learn a lot about how well you are eating by referring to that chart and also the daily report you can access for nutrition. I think I a... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:11:22 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK! SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> MEMBER’S CHOICE! September 27, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to Saturday's Hymn of the Week and the “Member’s Choice” . <BR> <BR> It has finally happened! The week when I would not be able to find very much information about a composer or lyricist. This is dreadful because it is also at a member’s request! But I was able to find the hymn with a short history and the hymn itself has such meaning relating to the sacrifice placed upon our... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:07:32 EST Prayer I prayed yesterday for the first time in a long time. I really got honest with God and told him what was worrying me. God hasn't responded to my prayer yet but there's not a doubt in my mind that he will in His time not mine. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:59:49 EST FAVORIE VERSE/THOUGHTS ON VERSE/PRAYER May the blessings of the Lord guide, protect and be with you always! Have a beautiful and blessed day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> Verse: <BR> <BR> Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. - Colossians 1:27-28 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> Thoughts on Verse: <BR> <BR> Christ lives in me. Until I can become completely lik... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:10:25 EST THERE IS NO GOD LIKE JEHOVAH!! Just a topic to warm your heart and probably bring some tears. Father God, please protect our military as they fight for freedom. In Jesus name, Amen (Thanks Jill) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> These Are the Days of Elijah (U.S. Marines) w/some lyrics. <BR> <BR> <BR> Pray for our military. Have a blessed day. Judy Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:38:03 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK! SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> September 20, 2014 <BR> <BR> Ever nod off in church? Or just wandered off with your thoughts of lunch or what TV show is coming on, or Super Bowl Sunday??? <BR> <BR> As her mind wandered while sitting in the choir loft, Elvina Mabel Hall struggled to pay attention to her pastor’s sermon about how Jesus paid all that HE had FOR HER!!! She listened and then started to scribble down some words to a poem on the flyleaf in the front ... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:49:37 EST A-Z FAMOUS BIBLE MEN AND WHAT THEY ARE KNOWN FOR. ADAM - BEING THE FIRST CREATION MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:12:41 EST QUICK!!! WHAT IS THE 1ST WORD THAT COMES TO MIND. Thunderstorm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:53:18 EST 3rd LETTER STARTS A NEW WORDS. Your word is elEphant (Can be any number of letters over 3.) Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:51:09 EST URGENT PRAYER REQUEST This topic is being added as a place URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS only. Please do not place Urgent Prayer Requests on the Team Wall. Of course all prayers are urgent requests but sometimes need more immediate attention than others. (Example; A critical or serious illness, accident or death in the family, etc.) If time is of the essence, please post the request here. Thank you. God bless, Judy. <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:32:24 EST TODAY'S SPARK! TODAY'S SPARK! <BR> Lead By Godly Example Today! God Bless YOU! Vic. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:31:45 EST A Morning Blessing in Song Lord, let us always remember to start our day with You and know that we are yours and we need not fear what the day may bring. Amen <BR> <BR> <BR> YOU ARE MINE (David Haas) <link> </link> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:26:24 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN With History and Inspiration <BR> HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> September 13, 2014 <BR> <BR> As we continue to study the great ole hymns, they all depict the necessary command the Father placed upon our Saviour Jesus, at the Cross on Calvary. These hymns are so strongly written with the heartfelt emotion of their composers, that it is very hard not to become emotional when listening to them. If you have truly ‘accepted’ Jesus as your Lord, than you understand what I mean as you listen to the hymn “... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 06:37:31 EST WORDS OF WISDOM! WORDS OF WISDOM: TODAY’S THOUGHT! (In English, also available in Spanish) <BR> 9/11 Thu <BR> This woman pictures every person who does not know Jesus Christ as Savior. The lost are defiled by a blood disease. They inherited this disease from Adam. This condition has plagued the lost person since they were born. It is a condition the sinner can’t make better or change on their own. Many lost people spend their entire lives searching for meaning and help for their condition, but instead o... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:41:56 EST WHAT DID YOU DO THAT WAS SPECIAL FOR YOU TODAY? We should all do something everyday that is a "just because" thing. Something nice for yourself or something for someone else that made you feel good that you did it. Today, I talked with a friend I have not talked to in a while. It made me smile. I hope she smiled also. Did you make someone smile today? Maybe yourself? Be good to yourself and pass it along. God is good all the time. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Judy Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:32:08 EST The Weekly HYMN With History and Inspiration! Hello Dear Friends of "Keep Walking With Jesus" Team. <BR> I would like to introduce to you, a new topic I have created on another site that I would like to share with you here. I do extensive research on old hymns, one at a time that inspire me, and then give you the information along with a good sample of the music. You are more than welcome to comment here if you wish or not! I will post you a new hymn each week. I spend many hours doing the research online and also with research books and... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:05:20 EST It's been a while... Forgive me, it's been a while... <BR> <BR> Hiya. I'm Doña Cyndy M. I'm a rare creature with an attitude to boot. I'm a curvy lady with a passionate heart. Don't let my innocence fool you, I'm a former Correctional Officer. Yes, I have 3 shank marks proving how important life really is. I've seen and done pretty much everything that can be done here in Houston, Tx... I'm preparing for the next part of my journey... A move to California... <BR> <BR> I've been extremely busy and time is precio... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:37:26 EST TRIED AND TRUE RECIPES Please post a tried and true recipe that you have used and recommend for other teammates. Please try and make sure that it is a healthy choice recipe and if it is a recipe from SparkRecipes use the add a link button to post the URL. Also please include the nutritional value if possible. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:06:05 EST SLIP-UPS AND STRATEGIES We all have them. You know we do. Did you slip up today? If so, what was your slip-up today? Tell us what the circumstances were and together we can find solutions and strategies to help each other. Whether it is an uncontrollable craving or an emotional situation or peer pressure or even a punishment that you inflict on yourself. Let's work it out together and make alternative habits so that it become controllable. <BR> <BR> Today, I got too busy to plan and became frustrated and ate FOU... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:32:48 EST A new recipe have you tried that is worth sharing I am in a rut in what I cook and am always looking for new things to try. Let's share some recipes that are healthy and tasty. If you get it from Spark Recipe, include the url for quick access. I'm getting hungry already. I shared with Dari a couple of weeks back for a Tropical Grilled chicken recipe th as t was great. It had a salsa that had mango, pineapple, and kiwi, that was very good. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=674249 </link> <BR> <BR> B... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:11:59 EST Spiritual Weight Loss Quiz I found this on another site, and thougth I would share it. It didn't seem to have any right or wrong answers, but I think was intended to make you think about weight loss and spirituality. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Do you think weight loss has anything to do with spirituality? <BR> __ No. I don't think God cares what people weigh or look like- he cares about our inner selves. <BR> __ Sort of. Weight loss and spirituality are both about self-improvement. <BR> __ Yes. Our bodies are temples, so ta... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:40:22 EST OLD TOPICS <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> ANYTHING WITH A LAST POST DATE BEFORE 4-15-2014 PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO. THESE ARE ALL BEFORE THE TEAM WAS REACTIVATED AND WE DO NOT WANT TO CONTINUE THOSE TOPICS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. JUDY Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:10:27 EST Amber Alert, Urgent Prayers Needed. I'm calling out for prayers from around the country. I grew up in a small town in North Florida and an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing boy, Leo Walker. He is autistic and is believed to be endangered. Please send prayers for his safe return. Thank you, Rachel <BR> <BR> The News Report is below: <BR> <link><BR>14/story/9-year-old-autistic-boy-remai<BR>ns-missing-thursday-live-oak </link> <BR> <BR> Amber Alert: <BR> <link>www.fdle.state.f... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:03:48 EST Hello from Kansas posted wrong,,, new post in INTRODUCE YOURSELF :( sorry Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:41:24 EST JOINED TODAY AND LOOKING FOR ENCOURAGEMENT Hi everyone my name is Allison and I just joined the team today. I joined SP a few days ago and I am very excited. I am 49 yrs old, married with 3 children ages 10, 11 and 23 :) I was raised a 7th Day Adventist. For several years I have struggled with both my weight and my faith. I was sexually abused as a child by a church elder and my weight has always served to make me feel safe from unwanted attention and just a barrier to keep people at bay in general. I am very outgoing, positive and ch... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 19:20:00 EST Dealing with Depression and Anxiety <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <BR> <BR> Losing weight and achieving a healthy lifestyle is difficult. This is even more so for those struggling with their mental health. <BR> <BR> One of the hardest things about my own struggle with weight has been how to cope when I'm stressed out. I find that I turn to food to comfort me, to soothe m... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 18:11:58 EST Surviving Trauma <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <BR> I was struck when I learned that 25% of all women (and 20% of men) in our country and across the world have been victims of sexual abuse or assault. What is more alarming is that, on average, these experiences happen for the first time before we turn 10. <BR> <BR> Rates of violence against children is equall... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 18:06:02 EST Life After Disease. <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <BR> Hello, <BR> I wanted to create a place for those who are currently struggling with disease, has survived or are caring for someone that is ill. Please share your stories, your struggles, your advise and your support here. <BR> <BR> While I was battling cancer, and again this year as my mother struggled, ... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 17:58:45 EST LIST 3 THINGS THAT YOU ARE THANKFUL FOR Name 3 things that you are Thankful to Jesus for. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 15:41:09 EST ENCOURAGING ABC'S Start with the Letter B and use a word to encourage...... <BR> <BR> A - Affirmation Thu, 7 Aug 2014 15:27:02 EST CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO 3O MINUTES OF FITNESS <em>244</em> The Goal is No less than 30 minutes of fitness daily and at least 10 minutes <BR> if that is all you have time to squeeze in. <em>306</em> <BR> Thu, 7 Aug 2014 15:18:57 EST BIBLE TRIVIA - TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!! Come one, come all let's challenge each others knowledge of our Lord!! <BR> <BR> Did Jesus baptize the people that followed him? YES OR NO Mon, 4 Aug 2014 22:19:26 EST New Member of the Team Hi everyone My name is Elaine not new to Spark but new to the Team I was invited by one of team Leader we bean friends for a long time her Name is MONIKA, I walk everyday in the gym,on the beach,I walk the stairs,I walk the mall,I also do the elliptical machine,I just get back from a short vacation and while I was on vacation I gain some weight and need the Motivational support ,I am Married with one Son and one Granddaughter and another Granddaughter on the way, <BR> I know I can do it be... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 18:20:49 EST FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH! FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Sun, 8/3/2014 <BR> Mark 3:31-35 <BR> ARE YOU IN THE FAMILY? Lesson 17a <BR> <BR> I want you to get this scene in your head. Jesus is teaching in the city of Capernaum. He is surrounded by a vast multitude of people. Most of them are there to hear what He has to say because they are fascinated by His message and by His miracles, (v. 20). These people are there to hear the Lord. Others are there to find fault with Jesus and His words and works, (v. 22). T... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 16:08:39 EST FAVORITE VERSE FROM THE PSALMS Psalms 8:9 (KJV ipd) O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> O Lord our Lord. (A Capella) Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:04:24 EST I joined (again) yesterday I have tried this so many times, but somehow I always just drop it. Not that I fail, I just don't participate like I should, try going it alone and then I fail. <BR> <BR> My nickname is Kayne, I live in New Hampshire, and I am senior citizen. So, I have some of the complaints that most seniors have, plus one that I hope I share with others, namely - laziness. I just have a hard time tearing myself away from my sedentary hobbies. Because I did in fact, watch what I ate yesterday, and I ... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:05:28 EST Diet ABC's with Bible Verses I created this several years ago and thought I would share (especially since I am reading through it again). <BR> <BR> Accountability (really see your lifestyle and habits as they are, be accountable for them!) <BR> Proverbs 12:17 - A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies. <BR> <BR> Baby Steps (It didn’t pack on overnight, some habits were learned over the course of years so take it slow) <BR> 2 Kings 20:10 - "It is a simple matter for the shadow to go f... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:37:07 EST Quick -what is the 1st word that comes to mind? exhilarating Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:18:41 EST To Juice or Not To Juice? (I need some info...) Hey everyone! I hope that you are all doing well and glorifying the Lord today! I thought I would confide in y'all, my new friends here, about something I'm considering doing. I have been looking up "juicing" and have talked with my doctor about doing short-term (10 days) to retrain my body to crave GOOD food and not JUNK. I just wanted to see what y'all think (if anyone has info on it or has done it) before taking the plunge. :o) I appreciate it! <em>478</em> <BR> <BR> .:*:.Love &... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:33:50 EST CHANGE A LETTER OR FIND ANOTHER WORD IN THE WORD plead <BR> <BR> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:24:33 EST Share your Special Days Let the team know your Birth date(not year), Spark Anniversary and/or Wedding Anniversary. We would all like to celebrate with you. God bless you all. Judy <BR> <BR> Birthday: October 21 <BR> Spark Anniversary: Originally not known/Most recent October 23, 2013 <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:25:07 EST Working it out to work for Him! Hey everyone! My name is "Fiona" and I'm 27. Been married to one of God's most wonderful creations for about 1.5 years! :) We have prayerfully decided to wade into the waters of teen ministry and I need to get this body healthier so I can keep up with them! We also would like to have little ones of our own someday, and to do that in the shape I'm in just isn't healthy. I work as a secretary and nurse aide in a rehab facility and my husband does lawn maintenance. Really, we need to get h... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 11:15:23 EST My favorite song I so enjoy the group the Rochesters. After hearing a few of their songs I'm sure you will join my enthusiasm for their sound and message. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:57:01 EST Good morning Good morning one and all. My name is Donna and I reside in the Northwest Ohio area. I have been on spark for years. I've lost 40 lbs since joining the slower way but none-the-less it's 40 lbs and I've learned a wealth of information on here and about myself. I'm recently (5 wks ago) recovering from a full right knee replacement. I was previously at 10000 steps per day. When my knee came lose (I had it replaced six years ago) I dropped my steps down to 6000 per day due to the pain. I ha... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:49:38 EST 3rd letter starts a new positive/ affirming word chAritable Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:57:45 EST Newbie I hope I'm going about this right. I'm Mia, and only by God's grace have I survived the past few years. Now I'm on a journey of losing weight and good health, but I know the most important part of that journey is my relationship with the Lord. I hope to make new friends here along the way! Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:03:27 EST Answer a bible triva ? then Ask a bible trivia ? When Christ returns, those who are saved will meet him where? Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:00:46 EST Father's Day Prayer Happy Father's Day! <BR> Dear St. Joseph, protect and care for our fathers, living and deceased. You know the joys and challenges of fatherhood...the excitement of the first steps of a child, the joy of sharing quiet moments in prayer with a child or talking about why the sky is blue or where the clouds come from. You taught Jesus a trade and watched him grow to young adulthood. You learned to believe in a God who is Father and who provides for us, even when you had to flee to Egypt to protec... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 08:39:39 EST NEWBIE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INVITE JUDY!!! MY NAME IS STACY ..ANYONE WANNA ADD ME TO THERE GROUP OF CHIRST MINDED FRIENDS PLEASE DO!! LOVE TO ADD YOU ASWELL!! LETS CHAT..LEAVE ME A MESSAGE ..IM UP FOR ANYTHING! <BR> <BR> PEACE & GOD BLESS!! Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:45:56 EST Proverb Of the Day This is my Proverb of the day. What would be your favorite? Post here. <BR> <BR> <BR> Proverbs 22:6 (New American Standard) "Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it." <BR> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:59:11 EST Z - A Bible (persons,places ,things,topics, etc) Z = zeal Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:12:53 EST Thank You Team! To everyone on the Keep Walking With Jesus team, I would like to say thank you! Your motivation and support are very much appreciated. I just can't get over how lucky I am to have been invited to this team. Before the invitation l felt so alone in my struggles, but you all changed that. <BR> <BR> I've grown so much in a short amount of time that it just amazes me. Without your support and advice I would still feel like that fat, lost girl that's to insecure to speak up for what she feels is ... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:21:11 EST Prayer For My Sister in Christ Please say a prayer for Marsha today and any time she comes to mind. <BR> She is a dear lady I attend church with. <BR> She has been diagnosed with cancer, not sure what kind. She starts treatment this week. <BR> Our God is so much bigger than cancer, or any disease or trials we face! <BR> God Bless! <BR> Judy L Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:52:16 EST hi, i'm new I'm new here; I'm in my fifties and have trouble obeying God in my food. I'm looking for encouragement to stick with obedience to God. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 20:00:29 EST Share Your Goals And Success Stories Here! We will start with me. My name is Judy (formerly known as Judi), I am from Nashville, TN and three years ago I weighed 357 pounds. One morning, I walked from my living room to the kitchen with my back and knees hurting and unable to breathe and I leaned over the cabinet and said out loud, "Judi, if you don't do something you are going to die." Then I begged Jesus, our Lord, to help me lose only 5 pounds. I was at my wits end. So I turned it over to Jesus and began to try to lose 5 pound... Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:00 EST Will power <link><BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=38 </link> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:55:57 EST accountabili y/prayer/and support solicited :) Hello all! I am an (almost single) mother of 2. I am 36, I work full time, and seasons are changing in my life. Life took a sudden twist and so I push even harder to become the mom and woman of God, that I am supposed to be. I am on a journey of health. Mind, soul and body. I need help! big time! I have been part of spark for a few years, but never really made connections with anyone. This time, I think this is key!!!! So if you'd like to share your story, help me through my journey, e... Wed, 28 May 2014 16:09:01 EST Thank a Soldier I saw a man going into the store as I was coming out.. I reached out my hand and I saw the Vietnam War Vet on his hat.. I said thank you for your service.. He looked at me and cried.. He said when he came home no one would give him a job and there was no welcome wagon.. Get out and make a few calls and thank them for their service.. I saw Grace today in his face.. Listen if you dare.. grab a tissue .. Vets are human and deserve thanks.. <BR> <BR> <link> Sun, 25 May 2014 16:45:59 EST This is how I like to Fly.. <link><BR>dant-Does-the-Coolest-Thing-to-Relax-P<BR>assengers-2925.html?utm_source=newslet<BR>ter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3-4-2013 </link> Thu, 22 May 2014 13:55:46 EST Thank a Soldier <link> </link> <BR> <BR> And if you can read this.. Thank a Teacher also.. Mon, 19 May 2014 17:29:27 EST A word that begins with last letter of this word. Dictonary Mon, 19 May 2014 08:32:36 EST Friends are hard to find <link><BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=22 </link> Thu, 15 May 2014 07:27:32 EST FITNESS CHALLENGE: 20 MINUTES DAILY Post your fitness here, whether it is walking, running, jogging, strength training, yoga or chair exercises. Have fun while doing them, lose weight and share with your team family <em>381</em> Mon, 12 May 2014 19:58:02 EST Doing Better but.. For all those who that have been tossed away and feel as if they could not be the person God has put before you.. I have been through waters too deep and felt like I had no one,, Well listen to this and know everyone even someone who thinks they need to hang their head.. My husband took on all my kids and God has Blessed every step we have taken.. be careful little thought and watch something bloom,, Do not pass up this song.. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 9 May 2014 15:30:53 EST Good Shepherd Sunday This Sunday is one of my favorite weeks of the Liturgical year. Good Shepherd Sunday. I will get to cantor two of my favorite hymns this weekend. The first is Shepherd Me O God! <BR> and the second one is Your Grace Is Enough <BR> <BR> I have included them for your listening pleasure. Have a great day! Thu, 8 May 2014 07:50:02 EST New to the group Thank you for the invitation to the group. I accepted the Lord as Savior when I was 8. My husband and I have been serving the Lord in India since 1980 working with the hearing impaired. I love teaching in our boarding school for the hearing impaired. I have 4 children and expecting my 7th grandchild. God bless, Ruth Wed, 7 May 2014 04:46:19 EST Mrs Mooyman I like to consider myself an old soul. There is not much new about me. I love old homes, old furniture, and have old standard values. I don't tend to relate well to people my age. I get more along with the older people than the younger. I am a wife and a mother of three. My job is to care for the house and our children along with my two nephews. I am a very busy person, but fight daily with weight. I am in no way a lazy person yet can't seem to lose the weight. I believe this is due to some d... Tue, 6 May 2014 23:54:53 EST Share your tastiest healthy meal every day! I am always looking for delicious food, as well as healthy food. Would your share each day your favorite meal with me? It would be nice if it were also easy to prepare, but whatever...let's hear it! I will share too! Sun, 4 May 2014 11:01:12 EST Health Tips NEVER LET THE SCALE DETERMINE YOUR SELF WORTH <BR> <BR> How many times have you stepped on the scale, full of hopeful anticipation, only to be disappointed by the number staring back at you? Suddenly, that great feeling of accomplishment you had vanishes. And you feel like you have just let yourself again, you failed. No matter how hard you try, you can't lose weight. WHY even bother, sound oh so familiar? <BR> <BR> Many of us who are desperately trying to lose or manage our weight, the sc... Thu, 1 May 2014 14:19:25 EST :) I have always been a little nerdy and have become such a girly girl the last few years. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:47:58 EST Hey! Trying to trust God but only seeing the mountain ahead. Yesterday, I got a call from the nurse at my doctor stating I was pre-diabetic. So, I know I have a whole diet change (already stopped drinking diet cokes/cokes two weeks ago). I am a single mom to one eight year old girl. After researching a bunch since then, I still am no closer to knowing what I should and shouldn't eat and what will be a good grocery list to use (plus I don't really like to cook). All I see is my grocery budget ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:43:58 EST fund raising I am thankful for the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc, we went to a Walk a Thon at a local mall, raised over 100,000,000. So amazing that so many people came to support people like my husband! Got to see a lot of old friends! Thank you God for all the sponsors! Again, it was uplifting, exciting and amazing! Deb <em>239</em> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 15:00:26 EST Hi there Thank you for the team invite. I used to be on Spark people left and now I am back. I want to loose 50lbs. So that I feel better and have more energy. So nice to find a Christian team on this site. I will keep the team in my prayers. We all just have to remember. WE can do ALL things through Christ that strengthens US. Have a good day everyone!!! Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:20:40 EST Giggle and Grin Today's Funnies Tim Hawkins on the side today... Enjoy and laugh much Give Christ the Glory Just me Jane <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>xCYshv0 </link> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:42:07 EST HI I'm Terri I wanted to introduce myself and join this group.I have been a christian since the mid sixties. I was raised in a christian family and have tried to raise my family in the same way. I hope to be able to inspire others and be inspired through this group. I get most of my exercising through walking so this sounded like a great group. I hurt my knee 3 weeks ago so I just starting walking again. It wasn't through the walking that I injured my knee it was through other intense work outs. Ple... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:52:44 EST Encouraging ABC's List uplifting words to help each other on our "weigh" to a healthy life. <BR> beginning with A - Z Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:04:52 EST Hi I am a child of God - Debbie Thank you Singinglady47(Judy) Survivor61(Jill) for the lovely SparkGoodie and welcome. I am 63 (yes and still a child in one way - His Daughter). I live in beautiful San Diego and worship at the the best place in town - Maranatha Chapel. I belong to the Greeters Ministry which I discovered when Jesus transformed my heart to love others again. I had been numb for such a long time, even though I was born again on Easter 2000. <BR> <BR> I spent nearly 25 years working at a major Technology com... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:47:05 EST New from Central Texas My name is Vicky. I am 63 and live in a rural subdivision between Austin and Houston Texas. I live with my husband and 2 dogs. One of my grandsons and his wife and baby girl live on the same property. Dear husband and I have 6 children who are alll grown and gone, 7 grandchildren with one more on the way in July and 3 great-grandchildren. <BR> I need to remove about 80 pounds mostly from my midsection and take some pressure off my knees. I am a full timer home maker but hubby still w... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:02:12 EST Share your daily Bible verse Post your favorite Bible Verse here and feel free to discuss them. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:55:02 EST What are you thankful for today? Name 3 things that you are Thankful to God for today. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:31:42 EST Bi-Weekly Weigh In's Post your weight every two week's to see how your doing. Remember to track and log your daily food, all food no exceptions. That way you can see where you need to cut back and adjust your calorie intake. Track your daily water to make sure your staying hydrated and record all your exercise. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:53:31 EST Hi everyone Thank you for inviting me to your team: KEEP WALKING WITH JESUS. <BR> <BR> My name is Katherine <BR> I love Jesus with all my heart, and when I go walking, jesus walks with me. If we are bless, one day to run in to etch other at the park, during a walk, you will know me. I'm the crazy lady talking to Jesus. Lol. <BR> This week is emotional for me, thinking of the suffering Jesus did on the cross for all of (my) mankind's sins. All because, He loves (me) us, and there's nothing (I) we did or ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:21:38 EST How did you come up with you spark user's name? Some of our spark user's have very interesting names and they can be very creative and unusual. So we are very curious how you came up with you user name. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:22:03 EST MOVE IT!! MOVE IT!! KEEP ON MOVING YOUR BODY!! Post your daily exercise minutes here.... and the team member with the most fitness minutes will receive a spark goodie!! Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:15:19 EST Need to Talk, Let's Chat!! Feeling inspired, motivated, down or just to share your success with others stop on in and give us an update on how you are doing. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:07:56 EST WHAT ARE WE THANKFUL FOR!! I am Thankful for being alive in Christ, for my DH, Mother, grandchildren, my home, my pets and my two sisters in Christ. And my new team Keep Walking in Jesus!! and my whole family, my Savior <em>334</em> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:00:39 EST DAILY PRAYERS <em>458</em> <BR> Prayer can be: <BR> Prayer Requests <BR> Relationships <BR> Health and Healing <BR> Faith <BR> Well Being <BR> Forgiveness <BR> Needs for others <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:35:05 EST God's Creatures A to Z -animal, insect, bird, fish A - Abdim's Stork Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:16:44 EST Praise Song or Hymn A to Z All to Jesus I Surrender Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:12:56 EST TWO WORDS, CHANGE ONE New Hope Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:09:05 EST Stumbling? Need a Hand Up? Do you find yourself stumbling in life often. If so stop here and let's clear the path with Jesus... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:21:03 EST Are You Eating Healthy Every Day ? What are you doing to make sure that your eating as healthy as possible? Are you tracking and journaling your fitness daily? Are you getting your 8 glasses of daily water? Are you starting your day with prayer? <BR> Which of these are the most important? Can tell me the answer? Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:45:28 EST Inspirational Songs for the Day What is your favorite kind of Christian music?. Do you love the of Gospel hymns or spirituals or praise music or worship music? I love almost any song about Jesus. Here is my song for tonight. I am adding a link and if you need any help with how that is done, I will be glad to help. <BR> Just click on the blue link and enjoy. Have a blessed evening in the Lord. Judy <BR> <BR> <link> </link> (Who AM I?) Elvis Presley w/lyrics Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:43:33 EST New Leader Hi everyone! my name is Katie. I am your new leader for this awesome team. I want to keep this team active. I am a single mom of a preteen daughter. I am also a christian lady. I welcome any suggestions you have to get this team going. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:53:02 EST WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ? 9:58 AM 2/4/2013 <BR> Good Morning all <BR> God is so good .. 2 Things hes talking to me about today .. you know the Song where he leads I will follow .. when we used to sing it don't hear it much today .. <BR> BUT I used to think do I mean this .. he talks about taking up his Cross and following him .. think,,, all the men who just dropped all they did to follow him <BR> why do you think that was .. I can only imagine God radiated out of him .. He was anointed from Birth but Gods Spirit was ... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 13:02:57 EST Lets Pray everyday ! 8:10 AM 2/4/2013 <BR> Whoo hoo good Morning God .. <BR> I ask myself why are we still here .. But is ok you have a plan we will walk it out .. Father today not our will but yours .. not our ways but your ways .. we lay our will <BR> at your feet and say Father if anything be in us that is not of you we don't want it .. it has to go and now .. in your dear sons name Jesus go .. Father we know Jesus is in <BR> us according to the word .. but we also know we are a 3 fold body so neat just like y... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:23:17 EST DO YOU HAVE YOUR ARMOR ON ? 5:10 AM 2/2/2013 <BR> Hi all <BR> Wow I have been so busy attending a online Divine Healing Course that my Preacher is teaching .. I am not sure how much I will get to listen to today as we are having company .. <BR> Is a good thing .. My Granddaughter is coming and it will be a awesome time .. well God is directing me to your Armor today .. <BR> <BR> Ephesians 6: 10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. <BR> 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:39:30 EST Lets Pray everyday ! 4:04 AM 2/2/2013 <BR> Good Morning God .. <BR> We are still here .. wow and you woke me up early .. I love you lord.. who ever is in pain that you woke me for I say pain go now .. I command you to stop now .. you have <BR> no authority to be where you are Jesus died for all sickness and diseases so go now .. I release life on the person .. In Jesus name I pray .. To you God be all the Glory . <BR> Father today .. I just want to Praise your Holy name .. We want to say we will be forever gratef... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:11:27 EST WELCOME TO COME ITS FREE DIVINE HEALING CLASSES <link><BR>ministries </link> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:49:26 EST Who is a favorite Bible Character? Peter (he was sometimes quick to act and often got himself in trouble. Yet he loved the Lord and became a faithful follower and great leader. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:59:50 EST What verses would you use to counselor someone if. Think of some great verses for fellow Christians who are overwhelmed and ready to throw in the towel. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:15:32 EST Hello Hi. My name is Mary. I joined sparkpeople on my b-day a few days ago. Actually December 8th and I've already lost 3 pounds! My overall goal is to get down to 150 pounds, tone up, and be ready for bikini season next year =0). To be honest, I'm planning to visiting my baby brother next year who will be stationed near a beach in Florida. He is notorious for making fat jokes (ahhh brothers, you have to love them lol). I just want to surprise him and for him to be proud of my physical appearance f... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:10:48 EST ARE YOU READY ? 7:56 AM 11/13/2012 <BR> Good morning <BR> I see we are fast approaching Thanks giving .. It is a time we are all suppose to gather around a table and have <BR> family and friends .. And tell how thankful we are ... I feel we should do that daily .. The thankful part .. <BR> I see pictures of people on the tv now in our country who don't have shelter and food and water .. no where to go <BR> It breaks my heart .. Again I wish I was Rich I would do all I could .. I see the rich worrying about g... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:33:36 EST Please Vote 8:50 AM 11/6/2012 <BR> If you are a Christian and yet are still undecided on who you will vote for, consider this: <BR> 1. If you saw the convention, the Democratic party did not want God or Jesus mentioned in their platform. What true Christian could support any Democratic candidate? <BR> 2. President Obama has now openly declared his support for homosexual marriage, which God's word says is absolutely unbiblical. It's not a homosexual issue, it's a sin issue. How could a true disciple of Je... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 10:24:50 EST Quote for Today " Smiles are the most contagious emotional signal of all, having an almost irresistible power to make others smile." <BR> <BR> Daniel Coleman Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:23:52 EST Jesus Jesus is coming soon very soon, sooner then wes think this is the last of the last days. <BR> <BR> We had better be about keeping filled to over flowing with Holy Spirit and walking in love and forgiveness. Thu, 4 Aug 2011 17:05:14 EST How to defeat Darkness ? The forces of darkness is dominating this world.People are after Idol worshiping ,Oppression, <BR> terrorism,violence,Same sex marriage,corruption,lust for money and to indulge in evil <BR> practices and through New Testament we can remove this darkness.Jesus is the light of <BR> this world and with His help and teaching this darkness can be removed. Wed, 2 Mar 2011 03:19:21 EST Who will step up as team leader? Are we alive in Christ or not? Let's act like it. <BR> <BR> James 2:14-17 (English Standard Version) <BR> 14What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. <BR> <... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:31:46 EST Thank you and Goodbye This will be the last posting that I'll make with this team. As of this morning I will step down as the team leader and quietly leave the team. <BR> <BR> Keep reaching out to others, up to heaven and be blessed. <BR> <BR> Thank you for the chance to be a team leader and now I'll say goodbye. <BR> Mark Sat, 15 Jan 2011 09:07:00 EST Victory in Jesus Wow a new year, behold old things are passed away, and all things become new. <BR> praise His name! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 08:46:51 EST The Chirstmas Story The Bible has two accounts about the birth of <BR> Jesus. Matthew has one version and Luke tell about the birth of Jesus in another version. <BR> <BR> My question to you brothers and sisters is; <BR> "It's Christmas Eve, everyone is gathered the tree, table, fireplace, for the reading of the Christmas story is about to begin, which account do you like the best?" Fri, 24 Dec 2010 10:44:13 EST Word change game take the two words and change only one of them, have fun. Tue, 9 Nov 2010 05:41:18 EST prayer requests Please pray for me as I am having some balance issues (can't walk without leaning over) and some depression. <BR> <BR> thanks, <BR> Dawn Sat, 30 Oct 2010 22:38:19 EST Women of the Bible Devotional Study Luke chapter 1 <BR> <BR> Today we will learn about Elizabeth who was a woman the Bible calls"upright in the sight of God." Only a few men or women were given this acknowledgement. She is praised for observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations without blame. She is also the firt to acknowledge Jesus as Lord. <BR> <BR> Elizabeth (which means "God is My Oath") became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. "The Lord has done this for me," she said. "In these days He has s... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:19:54 EST miles or minutes How many miles or minutes did you walk/run/bike today? Thu, 28 Oct 2010 09:35:57 EST Psalm or Proverb of the day I will list a verse here daily and ask that you do the same. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 07:01:58 EST What passage did you use today for your devotions? Please share your devotions and thoughts here daily. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 06:59:19 EST That's God, with 3 O's That's right I titled this topic "That's God, with 3 O's". <BR> Why because God is; omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. <BR> Let's start with the first "O"; OMNIPOTENT- having unlimited power or authority; all-powerful. <BR> God is all-powerful! The God I know is so powerful that He created the heavens, the earth, the earth again, brought judgement on two cities at once, defeated armies, help the blind see, the deaf hear, the mute speak, the lame walk, cast out demons, clean the un-clean... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 15:05:16 EST WEEKEND WARRIOR WORKOUTS Here is a place to tell us what fun activity you have planned for your weekend. <BR> <BR> Is it household chores and running errands? <BR> <BR> Is it enjoying the fall season picking pumpkins, canning vegetables and fruits? <BR> <BR> Is it yard word, and winter preparations? <BR> <BR> Or just maybe you are going hiking, camping, kayaking, fishing, biking or attending your state fair? <BR> <BR> If you did not have plans, perhaps I sparked your interest in doing one of these activities. <B... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 10:14:28 EST Rough and Rocky Road Time for part three. <BR> Let me backtrack for a minute. The whole inspiration started with a secular song titled "Stop and Smell the Roses". Remember? Part 1 if you will was about taking time to rest. "Stop and Rest Awhile". <BR> The next related topic to the secular song was on Blessings. "God Blessing You". <BR> The last part is "The Rough and Rocky Road". <BR> In Mat. Ch.7 vv.13 & 14, Jesus states "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:20:57 EST Taming theTastebud Temptations HELP!!!!!! I need to tame the tastebuds. I live an area full of buffet restaurants. Pizza buffets, Chinese buffets, seafood buffets, chicken buffets, steak and_____ buffets and the list could be endless. <BR> <BR> $4.95 to $10.00 is the average cost of these buffet restaurants, with the exception of one restaurant in Houston where the cost is/was $25.00 per person. <BR> I'm wondering how do I do portion control vs. getting my monies worth and still maintain a successful weight loss/ contro... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 20:14:42 EST Victory in Jesus Weekend Have you found more time on the weekends to eat right or exercise more? Share your story please! Fri, 15 Oct 2010 19:43:58 EST Just Checking In. About ten years ago I was given this poem. I was impressed by it I shared it with others at the church i was attending, but then we (the family) moved and the poem did not go with us. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, 10-14-10, this poem was found again. I would like to share it with you. <BR> <BR> Just Checking In <BR> A minister passing through his church in the middle of the day, <BR> Decided to pause at the alter and see who had come to pray. <BR> <BR> Just then the back door ... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 14:55:48 EST Hey all I am Brandi Brookover. I have been in this group for sometime, but I have been away from sparkpeople. I have just decided that I need to get back on sparkpeople to try to get the support that I need to lose weight. I to lose my weight for health issues. I have come to find out that it is hard to try to lose weight with out the support of others trying to do the same. Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:45:04 EST God bless you. God wants to bless you. <BR> God wants us to bless each other. <BR> The word "bless" appears many times in the Bible. The word "bless" is the root word for blessed, blessedness, blessest, blesseth, blessing and blessings. How many times does the word bless and all it's other spellings appear? Get ready! <BR> Bless 125 times. <BR> Blessed 301 times. <BR> Blessedness 3 times. <BR> Blessest 3 times. <BR> Blesseth 8 times. <BR> Blessing 69 times. <BR> Blessings 12 times. <BR> Total 520 times. ... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 18:43:39 EST God, the Potter About two years ago one of our sisters in Christ gave us a topic titled "Our Potter". I read the topic and was lead to expound on it. <BR> <BR> I titled this topic "God the Potter". The verse I get the inspiration from is Jer. Ch. 18 v.6. <BR> "O house of Israel, can I not do with you as the potter does?" declares the Lord. "Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel". <BR> <BR> The above verse is part of an eyewitness account of how God can change you m... Thu, 14 Oct 2010 01:29:33 EST More topics Hello Ev1, <BR> Some time in the next 3 days after today I'll have a couple of new topics that I hope will up-lift, inspire or make you say mmmmmmmmmm. <BR> Keep watching for them in the devotion section of this page. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 11:12:02 EST Stop and rest awhile Anyone here remember the singer Mac Davis? Mac had hit song titled "Stop and Smell the Roses". Do you remember the chorus? <BR> "You got to stop, <BR> And smell the roses. <BR> You got to count your many blessing <BR> Everyday. <BR> You'll find your way to heaven, <BR> Is a rough and rocky road. <BR> If you don't stop, <BR> And smell the roses along the way." <BR> <BR> There are three messages in that chorus. Today I'll deal with one of them and save the other two for another time. <BR> ... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:48:26 EST Praise As promised I would have a topic for everyone. <BR> The topic is, PRAISE. <BR> <BR> What is praise? The dictionary defines "praise" as; <BR> 1) to express approval or admiration of, <BR> 2) to glorify <BR> 2a) to declare enthusiastic approval of. <BR> From the thesaurus other words for "praise" are; <BR> worship <BR> acclaim <BR> hail <BR> celebrate <BR> adore <BR> cheer <BR> flatter <BR> bless <BR> glorify <BR> magnify. <BR> <BR> Now that question of what is "praise" has been answered, ... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 03:35:34 EST Topic Topic forth coming, stay tuned Mon, 4 Oct 2010 09:24:02 EST Angel Food or Devil Food Here is my adaptation of a game found on the SP gameboard. I changed the name just for kicks and grins. To play answer angel food (if you like it) or devil food (if you do not like it) and then list a food for the next person to decide on. <BR> <BR> I will start things off with cauliflower--angel food or devil food? <BR> <BR> Hope you have fun! <BR> Dawn Tue, 28 Sep 2010 08:26:21 EST Prayer Requests I am in a lot of pain today combined with a lack of sleep (because of the pain). Please pray for me. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Dawn Tue, 28 Sep 2010 07:44:36 EST What emoticon describes you today? Lets' play a daily game describing our mood but using emoticons. Add words if needed. Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:33:59 EST Encouraging ABC's List uplifting words to help each other on our "weigh" to a healthy life. Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:29:41 EST Hello :-) I'm a New Member Just wanted to say Hello and introduce myself. My name is Dawn, I'm 46 yrs. old and I live in Tennessee with my peek-a-pom, Bella, and pom-chi, Chiquita. I am a Christian, a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Aide, Avon Rep and a Grandmother! <BR> <BR> I stay pretty busy and that's how I get into trouble....neglecting taking care of myself. I am constantly getting into the bad habit of grabbing stuff on the go to eat and then not exercising properly as well. I have gotten better abou... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 00:52:23 EST What are you thankful for today? I am thankful for the opportunity to meet all of the wonderful people on this team. It seems like just a few weeks ago that I was praying for a way to become more social and make some friends. I am disabled and really needed people in my life. <BR> <BR> I am thankful for my wonderful husband who lifted me up in prayer and told me I could be a leader, even though I do not know how to do all the things on here that I should. I am believing God will provide me with someone to teach me. <BR> <B... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:00:48 EST Roll Call Calling old and new team members, please stop by and introduce yourselves. The team has been stagnate and now is the time to renew our strength. From The Message Isaiah 40:31 says, But those who wait upon God get fresh strength, They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind. <BR> <BR> <em>344</em> <em>84</em> Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:43:10 EST Stay Tuned In the morning is my weekly weigh in, stay tuned. <em>40</em> <em>38</em> <em>192</em> Sun, 26 Sep 2010 21:40:02 EST Salt Jesus said in the Bible, "You are the salt of the earth." Matthew 5, v.13, N.I.V. <BR> <BR> Here some thoughts about "salt" and your spiritual health. <BR> <BR> Salt provides; <BR> 1) Protection - Salt is a key ingredient is the preservation of meats and vegetables. Prayer provides the similar kind of protection by closing you in a hedge, surrounding you with warring angels or the ability to resist temptation. <BR> <BR> 2) Health - A certain measure of salt each day promotes good health. T... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 13:24:37 EST Me Hello ev1, <BR> My name is Mark. I'm married to the leader of the group. <BR> 50 yrs old <BR> A SparkPeople Member <BR> New to the group <BR> Can and will come up with some unique topics for discussion. <BR> I'll help anyone in the group to the best of my ability with God's guidance. <BR> <BR> Feel free to go to my SparkPage or mail me with your querries Sun, 26 Sep 2010 00:57:19 EST Share your daily Bible verse My verse for today is... For with God nothing will be impossible. Luke 1:37 <BR> <BR> <BR> Dawn Sat, 25 Sep 2010 22:26:24 EST drive thru disasters It seems like every where we look the fast food chains are trying to get on the band wagon and try to get us to still eat there by offering salads and wraps and other healthy sounding meals. <BR> <BR> But are they really any better for you? I am not going to mention any names but some of the salads out there contain more than 1000 calories, and the wraps are even worse. So beware or you may ingest your daily allotment in just one meal. <BR> <BR> How do you avoid the drive thru delimas? <BR... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 18:07:02 EST Stumbling Saturday and Sunday If you are like most of us the weekends are the hardest times to stay focused. We have more errands to run, childrens' activities, social functions and pot luck dinners at church. Life can get so hectic and it is so easy to stumble off of the path of eating the way we know we should. <BR> <BR> What are some of the ways you avoid the pitfalls? Sat, 25 Sep 2010 17:58:23 EST Bible Food Just for fun, look up one verse in the Bible about food that relates to you. <BR> <BR> For example; Lev. ch. 11 v.9 relates to me because I like fish. This I think would be a fun to get aquainted with each other. <BR> <BR> Oh, by the way I'm the new guy. <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Sep 2010 13:26:10 EST Time to Focus and Rekindle our Spark ! My name is Dawn and I am the new co-leader of this team. I hope we can all pull together to honor God and grow in fellowship with one another and with Jesus. I hope you will pray for me as I accept this new challenge of leadership. I look forward to meeting all of you and developing a lifelong friendship with you. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! <BR> Dawn Sat, 25 Sep 2010 02:21:27 EST LOG IN POINTS 3 <BR> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:19:56 EST SHOW YOUR EMOTION! <em>30</em> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:17:40 EST DID YOU DO YOUR DEVOTION? YES! Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:15:01 EST WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS TODAY! GOD IS SO GOOD TO US! THE MIN <em>224</em> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:13:23 EST wHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS TODAY? i PRAY THE LORD WILL BLESS YOU AND DIRECT YOU! <BR> <BR> JUST MIN <em>246</em> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:11:41 EST GET YOUR PRAISE DANCE ON!! HAVE YOU TRIED TO DANCE FOR YOUR WORKOUT? <BR> NOT ONLY DO I WALK, CURCIT TRAING, I ALSO PRAISE DANCE. COME ON AND GET YOUR PRAISE DANCE ON! <BR> <BR> REMEMBER DAVID DANCED WITH ALL HIS MIGHT BEFORE THE LORD. <em>321</em> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:07:42 EST IN NEED OF HELP! STOP HERE. WE'RE HERE IF YOU NEED US! THE MIN <em>306</em> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:02:17 EST WHAT'S YOUR EMOTION <em>30</em> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 09:59:26 EST WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO STAY HEALTHY? I AM WALKING AND WORKING OUT. <BR> <BR> JUST ME THE MIN <em>319</em> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 09:57:08 EST Bless Someones day with a Heart! <em>247</em> Thu, 3 Jun 2010 17:11:54 EST What are your thoughts? just knowing that the lord loves me, gives me Joy! <BR> just me the Min <em>246</em> Thu, 3 Jun 2010 17:06:04 EST STARTING OFF RIGHT IN JESUS! JOIN ME THIS IS A WONDERFUL DAY IN THE LORD. AND I AMD ENJOYING JESUS HOW ABOUT YOU? I PRAY YOU HAVE A BLESS NIGHT. JUST ME THE MIN <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I AM BACK, AND WITH THE HELP OF THE LORD I <BR> PRAY WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER. Wed, 2 Jun 2010 18:55:32 EST Let's Get Real, my Sisters in Christ!! This weekend our pastor's sermon was about the alabaster jar of oil that Mary used to anoint Jesus with prior to his death, burial and resurrection from Matt. 26. He spoke about how Mary's act was an act of whole hearted love and devotion of Jesus and asked if we gave that way to Jesus too. It was a challenging message to me since I think this whole weight issue is an issue of worth. <BR> You know ladies, just because we are Christians doesn't automatically mean that everything in our liv... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 07:28:53 EST TO THE TEAM I HAVE DECIDED TO CONCENTRATE ON THE OTHER TEAMS THAT I HAVE, IF ANY OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME OVER, PLEASE JOIN US. IT WAS NICE TO HELP, BUT NO ONE LIKES TO CHECK IN AND I DON'T KNOW WHO IS PARTICIPATING. <BR> <BR> TAKE CARE AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. AND KNOW THAT YOU WILL MAKE IT AND HOLD ON. JUST ME, THE MIN. Mon, 16 Mar 2009 19:34:31 EST ALL PRAYER REQUEST HERE!! LET'S US PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER. THE MIN. <em>43</em> Wed, 4 Feb 2009 13:28:14 EST ABC's of God A - Abba Mon, 2 Feb 2009 19:44:45 EST PANIC OR JSUT NEED HELP WHEN YOU ARE IN NEED OF HELP <em>252</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:33:06 EST SOME WISDOM ABOUT MARRIAGE!!!! DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE, <BR> AND THEY WHO INDULGE IN IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT <BR> OF IT. [FOR DEATH OR LIFE]. PROV 18:21 AMP <BR> <BR> A WORD FITLY SPOKEN AND IN DUE SEASON IS LIKE <BR> APPLES OF GOLD IN A SETTING OF SILVER. <BR> PROV 25:11 AMP <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> DON'T DESTROY EACH OTHER WITH WORDS, ESPECIALLY <BR> IN PUBLIC. WORDS ARE VERY POWERFUL, THEY CAN KILL <BR> LOVE FASTER THAN FASTER THAN ROSES CAN MEND IT. <BR> ROMANCE IS A FRAGILE FLOWER, AND IT CANNO... Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:28:59 EST STARTING THE MORNING RIGHT!!! HE WOKE ME UP WIT A PRAISE IN MY HEART. THANK YOU LORD. GOOD MORNING, THE MIN. <em>224</em> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:33:48 EST FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!! DID YOU KNOW THAT THE BIBLE TELLS US <BR> NOT TO WORRY OR BE ANXIOUS. JUST TELL <BR> GOD ABOUT IT, AND LEAVE IT IN HIS <BR> HANDS. <BR> SCRIPTURE THIS CAN BE FOUND, MATT. 6:31 <BR> <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> JUST FOOD FOR THOUGHT, THE MIN. <em>76</em> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 12:34:52 EST PRAYER REQUESTS! I'm asking for prayer I'm not feeling well at all so I'm asking for prayer from the saints because I know that God will heal me. The min. Sat, 10 Jan 2009 19:21:38 EST END OF THE WEEK PEP TALK!!! It is Friday, and I am so glad that I am working out again. I am determine to continue. I know as I keep the focus and not over do it. I will make it. And you know what so will you. Just me, the Min. <em>104</em> Fri, 9 Jan 2009 17:05:13 EST WORDS OF ENCOURAGMENT! May the Lord bless you real good. Know that He is waiting to help you through your journey. When ever in doubt just know that Jesus said, "He would never leave you nor forsake you" Thats a promise, hold on to the promises of God. <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just me, the Min. <em>129</em> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 12:01:52 EST CHALLENGE!!!!!! HOW MANY SIT UPS CAN YOU DO THIS MONTH? <BR> <BR> I HAVE STARTED WITH TEN. THE MIN. <em>43</em> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 11:56:18 EST WHAT HAS THE LORD DONE FOR YOU? The Lord has done so much for me, I can not tell it ALL, but just to name a few, He healed my body, He gives me Joy, He Loves me, I am blessed with New Mercy every morning. God is so Good. <BR> <BR> Just the Min. <em>224</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 15:40:55 EST BIBLE STUDY: NEHEMIAH, COMPELLED TO PRAY! Meditation: <BR> When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. Neh. 1:4 <BR> <BR> Read Nehemiah Chapter 1 <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Read Neh. 1:11 and right down your personal insights. <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> Nehemiah models prayer for us in a compelling way. His prayer contains four Important elements. <BR> <BR> 1. Devotes days to fasting and prayer as he waited on the Lord to lead him. <BR> <BR> 2. Acknowledges t... Fri, 19 Dec 2008 17:43:22 EST New to The Team, Tell us About Yourself! We would like to get to know you. So tell us about you! <BR> Just me, the Min. <em>43</em> <em>213</em> Mon, 15 Dec 2008 18:53:03 EST Devotion! Faith clamps down the teeth of God's Word on the seat of the enemy'a pants and hangs on until <BR> Satan quits! <BR> <BR> From: Faith's Little Instruction Book. <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> Therefore put on God's complete armor, that <BR> you may be able to resist and stand your <BR> ground on the evil day [of danger], and, <BR> having done all [the crisis demands], <BR> to stand [firmly in your place]. <BR> Eph. 6:13 AMP <em>296</em> Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:32:16 EST The Miracle is in Your Mouth. If you want to change your life, you have to <BR> change your confession. <BR> The miracle is in your mouth. By John Osteen <BR> From: Faith's Little Instruction Book <BR> <BR> The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat it's fruit. <BR> Prov. 18:21 NIV <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> As we go through out our day, be mindful of the things you say. Becasu as it says Life and Death is in the Power of the tongue. You see, with God we can do all things,and... Sun, 14 Dec 2008 07:01:09 EST How Many Log in Points 1 Sat, 13 Dec 2008 21:01:08 EST Lift Up your Eyes! "I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, <BR> from whence cometh my help. <BR> <BR> My help cometh from the lord, which <BR> made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> Just when we thingk that we can't make it or we get frustrated, all we have to do is lift our eyes unto the Lord. <BR> <BR> He will always be there and when ever you think your alone, He who keeps you will not ever sleep. <BR> <BR> So k... Sat, 13 Dec 2008 11:02:38 EST In Need of Help When ever your feeling down or just need a pick me up, push the panic button and let us help. Just me, the Min. <em>43</em> Fri, 12 Dec 2008 13:36:38 EST Bible Study Would anyone on the Team like to have Bible Study? <BR> And what would you like to study? Just me, the Min. <em>43</em> Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:59:44 EST Be Still & Know Psalm 121:3 <BR> He will not allow your foot to be moved <BR> He who keeps you will not slumber. <BR> <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> Sometimes it seems as if every decision you face is a critical one. Choices about career, relationships, <BR> and purpose can bring on major stress in a hurry. <BR> <BR> When you find yourself at a crossroads, find peace in knowing that the Author of your life already knows the whole story. <BR> He will not let you be defeated... Fri, 12 Dec 2008 11:13:16 EST Be Still & Know! Standing Appointment with God <BR> <BR> "Trough the Lord's mercies we are not consumed. <BR> Because His compassion fail not. <BR> <BR> They are new every morning; <BR> Great is your faithfulness. <BR> "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, <BR> "Therefore I hope in Him!" Lam. 3:22-24 <BR> <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> There's no better way to start a day off right than with some personal time with the one whao made it. <BR> King David was into this idea; h... Thu, 11 Dec 2008 11:49:18 EST Check in Time. Good morning it is dreay day here on Edisto Island, SC. I am jsut thankful to be here and able to yask the Lord to bless each of your day. Just me the Min. <em>43</em> Thu, 11 Dec 2008 11:26:05 EST What is Your Emotion? <em>247</em> Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:07:40 EST Our Potter "But now, O Lord, thou art our father; <BR> we are the clay, and thou our potter; <BR> and we all are the work of thy hand." <BR> Isa. 64:8 <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> Have you understood the meaning of the force that presses in upon your life today? Has it seemed only pain, only wrong and deep injustice? Back of all that seems to be, the Potter stands, with an ideal so lofty that our highest imagination has not fully grasped it. A beauteous, transformed life, fit to sit wit... Wed, 10 Dec 2008 10:51:39 EST Good Morning I would like to take this time to say hello to everyone. My Name is Gayle and I am your new co-team leader. I am new at this and with your help I hope to do the best job through the Holy Spirit. I changed our picture and wanted to know what you all thought of it. Please let know. Just me the Min. <em>43</em> <em>213</em> Wed, 10 Dec 2008 10:37:15 EST The Peace Offering. "And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace offering...he shall offer it without blemish before the Lord." Lev. 3:1 <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> Is there any point of dispute between thy Lord and thee? One little thing which though dost not surrender? He is right. He cannot change. It is they heart which must surrender. Then canst thou receive the Peace which passeth knowlegde. He has made the offering which atones for all thy Past, but thou must yield thy will to Him. Shall it be Now? <BR> <BR... Mon, 8 Dec 2008 17:46:37 EST I Shall Not Want What you have in your Shepherd is greater than what you don't have in life. <BR> <BR> David has found the pasture where discontent goes to die. It's as if he is saying, "What I have in God is greater than what I don't have in Life." <BR> <BR> Think for just a moment about the things you own. Think about the house you have, the car you drive, the money you've saved. <BR> <BR> You have a God who hears you, the power of love behind you, the Holy Spirit within you, and all of heaven behind yo... Sun, 7 Dec 2008 13:15:54 EST To Encourage you, I Hope He Makes me to Lie down in green pastures and know that He will restore your soul! <BR> <BR> Nestle deeply in the tall shoots of His love, and there you will find rest. By Max Lucado <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> Parts of Psalms 23 <BR> <BR> Always know that you are in the Arms of the Savior. Just me, the Min. Sat, 6 Dec 2008 13:39:50 EST anyone still here? hello???? is anyone out there? Wed, 3 Dec 2008 17:48:08 EST hi team lm a new member hi , lm anew member today l need to loose a fair whack of weight and to correct my eating pattern l need to be motivated and when l can l hope l can motivate and encourage you guys in retuurn Fri, 21 Nov 2008 10:08:17 EST What is on your workout playlist? I was just wondering what everyone has on their playlist and do you have different playlist for different workouts? Thu, 13 Nov 2008 17:55:21 EST Urgent Prayer A friend of a friend (and someone that's been a part of my life as well, no matter how brief a time) is dying with pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed over a year ago, and has been blessed to have outlived the normal time span of 3-6 months. However, upon seeing him this weekend, I'm not sure that he's got much longer to be here. He was limping, which most likely indicates that the cancer has spread to the bone. And because he lives a couple of hours away, he rarely comes down, however, he sa... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 08:03:18 EST I am new here. I found this group through another friend. I am Brandi. I am a mother of two girls. I found the Lord when I was 13 years old. I am now 25 and will be 26 my next birthday. I have found that it you let God in on things then you are able to do them better. <BR> <BR> I am doing a bible study at my church that helped me to realize that God is there through everything if you just let him in. He will help you when you let him. Just don't shut him out. If you do he will keep bugging you until you r... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 06:25:57 EST Don´t want to give up Hi, <BR> I am new here... Currently in the faze I. and already facing problems. Conditions will never be better so I have to go for it and not give up! I would be grateful for all the support that I can get. <BR> <BR> I am 22, studying economics and till the end of september I am in Germany. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to know you better! <BR> Rienar Tue, 12 Aug 2008 11:22:14 EST CHRISTIAN GUIDANCE, ANYONE? WHAT WE ALL NEED AND MAY NEVER BEEN GIVEN <BR> I have had depression all my life. Since studying for my Doctorate Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling, I have been facing a lot of the reasons why. I'm not perfect, but I would like to help anyone who needs to talk. We all hurt inside. Sometimes so bad that life just doesn't seem worth living. but it is. Anyone who wants to chat here is welcome. Or if you want it private, just send me an email here. I hope these first thoughts help: <BR> ... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 12:43:43 EST 99 Balloons Last night my eldest daughter (21) came by the house to deliver something to my wife. I was having a bad day, and I think she could sense it, or maybe it was just that obvious. <BR> <BR> A little while later she emailed me the following link. You better have some tissue handy. I am always amazed at the faith of people like these. <BR> <link><BR>gles/570/99-Balloons </link> <BR> <BR> I'm sorry if this has already been shared before. Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:45:09 EST ~ Weight Loss Updates ~ <em>192</em> Post your weight loss here. Good Luck to all of you!! <BR> <BR> Sheila <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 May 2008 16:28:31 EST Accountability Thread for May Post what ever you would like to be held accountable for this month. Come back and check to see how well you done. Keep up the great work I know you can do it!! <BR> Mon, 12 May 2008 16:24:38 EST