SparkPeople KEEP WALKING WITH JESUS Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=220 As we walk with Jesus, we will be victorious in weight loss and live a healthier life. SparkPeople KEEP WALKING WITH JESUS Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=220 Working it out to work for Him! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x58478699 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x58380267 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>www.youtube.com/watch?v=buvN6jmZB7U </link> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:57:01 EST Good morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x58380235 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28309x220x58364457 chAritable Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:57:45 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x58247612 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 ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28309x220x58218676 When Christ returns, those who are saved will meet him where? Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:00:46 EST Father's Day Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x58213892 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x58208090 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x58192495 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) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28309x220x58186482 Z = zeal Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:12:53 EST Thank You Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x58182967 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x58096334 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x58088131 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 Will power http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x58029426 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=38 </link> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:55:57 EST accountabili y/prayer/and support solicited :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x58029059 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x57994730 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>www.godvine.com/These-Soldiers-May-H... Sun, 25 May 2014 16:45:59 EST This is how I like to Fly.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x57963087 <link>www.godvine.com/Awesome-Flight-Atten<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x57929012 <link>youtu.be/Q65KZIqay4E </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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28309x220x57923340 Dictonary Mon, 19 May 2014 08:32:36 EST Friends are hard to find http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x57879604 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=22 </link> Thu, 15 May 2014 07:27:32 EST Doing Better but.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x57817122 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>youtu.be/BjO1F6oCab8 </link> Fri, 9 May 2014 15:30:53 EST Good Shepherd Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x57800165 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! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmFM4jZasvs <BR> and the second one is Your Grace Is Enough http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtnE_e1LylY <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x57786544 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x57785629 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x57751787 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x57718222 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 :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x57693226 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x57693193 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x57665668 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x57642547 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 HI I'm Terri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x57592479 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x57591751 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x57590938 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x57542181 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 Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x57512143 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x57510497 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!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x57510444 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 WHAT ARE WE THANKFUL FOR!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x57510248 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 God's Creatures A to Z -animal, insect, bird, fish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28309x220x57503470 A - Abdim's Stork Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:16:44 EST Stumbling? Need a Hand Up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x57503136 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 ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x57502878 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x57502864 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>youtu.be/9aUuibtci7I </link> (Who AM I?) Elvis Presley w/lyrics Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:43:33 EST New Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x55042735 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 ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x51974783 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 ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x51974087 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 ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x51940589 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 ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x51940112 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x51927426 DIVINE HEALING CLASSES <link>www.ustream.tv/channel/john-g.-lake-<BR>ministries </link> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:49:26 EST Who is a favorite Bible Character? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x51807717 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x51793869 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x51202509 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 ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x50810289 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x50714284 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x49032274 " 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x43370578 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 ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x40272990 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x39272327 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x39175589 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x38775282 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x38637626 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x37821195 take the two words and change only one of them, have fun. Tue, 9 Nov 2010 05:41:18 EST prayer requests http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x37634397 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x37587496 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x37586512 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x37540871 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x37540842 Please share your devotions and thoughts here daily. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 06:59:19 EST That's God, with 3 O's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x37506585 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x37485220 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x37375795 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x37337037 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x37336606 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x37332545 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x37327973 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x37316617 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x37302255 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x37287226 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x37169034 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x37115805 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x37096522 Topic forth coming, stay tuned Mon, 4 Oct 2010 09:24:02 EST Angel Food or Devil Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x36969162 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x36968336 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x36956399 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x36956333 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x36942287 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x36940649 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x36939231 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x36939177 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x36930519 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x36923013 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x36920968 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x36917079 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x36916942 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x36913138 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 ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x36906298 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x34603342 3 <BR> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:19:56 EST SHOW YOUR EMOTION! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x34603301 <em>30</em> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:17:40 EST DID YOU DO YOUR DEVOTION? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x34603235 YES! Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:15:01 EST WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS TODAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x34603198 GOD IS SO GOOD TO US! THE MIN <em>224</em> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:13:23 EST wHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x34603153 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!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x34603068 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x34602999 WE'RE HERE IF YOU NEED US! THE MIN <em>306</em> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 10:02:17 EST WHAT'S YOUR EMOTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x34602953 <em>30</em> Sat, 5 Jun 2010 09:59:26 EST WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO STAY HEALTHY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x34602908 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x34569314 <em>247</em> Thu, 3 Jun 2010 17:11:54 EST What are your thoughts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x34569237 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x34547437 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!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x29142623 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x23858833 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!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x22584394 LET'S US PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER. THE MIN. <em>43</em> Wed, 4 Feb 2009 13:28:14 EST ABC's of God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x22525297 A - Abba Mon, 2 Feb 2009 19:44:45 EST PANIC OR JSUT NEED HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x22320410 WHEN YOU ARE IN NEED OF HELP <em>252</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2009 16:33:06 EST SOME WISDOM ABOUT MARRIAGE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x22320261 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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x22152772 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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x22144593 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x21711264 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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x21675142 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x21623635 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!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x21623365 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x21424169 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x21063849 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x20968842 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x20956999 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x20930464 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x20924620 1 Sat, 13 Dec 2008 21:01:08 EST Lift Up your Eyes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x20915958 "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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8726x220x20899269 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x20898358 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x20895482 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x20871617 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x20870927 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x20841317 <em>247</em> Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:07:40 EST Our Potter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8711x220x20840748 "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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x20840271 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x20793529 "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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x20760173 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x20740436 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x20670459 hello???? is anyone out there? Wed, 3 Dec 2008 17:48:08 EST hi team lm a new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x20385446 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x20186873 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x18892704 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x18755285 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x17606833 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x16166617 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x15676874 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>www.ignitermedia.com/products/iv/sin<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 ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x14860825 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x14860713 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 Daily Log In Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x14860572 1 point today Mon, 12 May 2008 16:19:07 EST ~~ Introduce Yourself Here ~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x14860516 New members please feel free to introduce yourself to the team and tells us a little bit about you. So we can get to know you much better. <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 May 2008 16:16:36 EST ~ Prayer Request ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x14860466 If you have a prayer request for yourself or for someone you know. Please post it here so the team can pray. <BR> <BR> Thank you!! Mon, 12 May 2008 16:14:27 EST The Coffee Shop - Chit Chat and All That! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x14860396 <em>297</em> We're starting a new Coffee Shop. So stop by and chit chat with all of us here. Let's get to know each other over coffee. LOL... <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone!! <BR> Mon, 12 May 2008 16:11:19 EST Hi ya all !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x14812840 New here and looking forward to knowing everyone here on this team. Visit my Spark Page when you Can - Magnolia :-) Sat, 10 May 2008 13:17:00 EST New team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x14780141 Hi everyone. I'm looking forward to being a member of this team. There's no motivation like christian motivation!!! :o) Fri, 9 May 2008 08:16:14 EST pray for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x14341407 pray that i can lose my weight so i will lose my diabetes. Thu, 24 Apr 2008 19:30:05 EST Thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x14274226 Wow, thank you, to all of you who have made me feel so welcome in the Christian SP community. I know we can do all thing through Christ who strengthens us.... <BR> But to have you all... Who are my sisters and brothers in Christ... Struggling just <BR> as I am.... Is a gift to me. <BR> I am here for you as well and pray for our Lord to bless our efforts and the wisdom to do His will and fulfill His perfect desires for our lives. <BR> Together, we can keep each other accountable and inspir... Tue, 22 Apr 2008 19:18:57 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x14262824 I am new to this team and am looking forward to growing closer with God, talking to brothers and sisters in Christ and hopefully losing some weight along the journey. I started my Christ centered journey to a healthier me on March 11 of this year and just happened to find this website last week. I am so glad to find other Christians who are on this journey to health as well. I look forward to our experiences together! Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:50:42 EST i am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x14204093 Hi I am new to the team. I hope to lose 100 pounds by next july. please pray for me to get there. thanks. Sun, 20 Apr 2008 19:15:40 EST New in AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x13805948 HI just stopping in to introduce myself, I First started Spark People after my 3rd child was born a couple of years ago and now I'm back after 1 miscarriage and then my one more healthy pregnancy/baby so I have some weight to re-lose but I did it once and I can do it again. Tue, 8 Apr 2008 01:02:50 EST Daily Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x13154810 This forum can be where we chat daily and keep up with each other, our prayer needs, and just check in. I have found this helpful in other teams that I am a member of and I hope that the members here will join me in checking in on a regular basis so we can get to know each other and communicate on a regular basis with each other. God Bless you today! Sun, 16 Mar 2008 07:50:33 EST New from Sherman, TX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x13149115 Hi! I'm Carolyn and I am a 51 year old single woman with on furchild, Gracie, a dauchsand. I am currently on disability and am retired as an attorney. I think that Christian motivation is essential for true believers and I look forward to being part of this group and joining in the fellowship and support. Sat, 15 Mar 2008 21:39:35 EST My Friend need Prayer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x13084777 Thank you all for praying for Brayden! They sent him home today and he is doing better! His Mother needs prayer too...She is not living the life God has called her to live... she knows the word but needs some guideance thank you guys! <BR> <BR> May God bless everyone who severs him! Thu, 13 Mar 2008 11:32:13 EST Please Pray http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x13064792 Hi im new and i think this is great!Can ou guys please keep my godson Brayden in your prayers he is in the hospital with a Staph infection and he is 18 months .....thank you! Wed, 12 Mar 2008 17:39:41 EST from Northern Minnesota http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x13039410 Hi! I am a born again Christian woman age 53 in May. I have been a member of sparks since Dec 2007. I fight against many illnesses and find it a struggle to even lose a pound...I sure would like to be a part of this group praying with you all! God of the Bible is the answer! hugs, Judith Tue, 11 Mar 2008 20:50:36 EST Hello from Reno http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x13039084 Hi! Its my first time to spark people but my 100th time trying to lose the weight. I could use all the prayer i can get. Thanks & God bless! Tue, 11 Mar 2008 20:36:50 EST Pray for my family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x12992803 my grandmother just had a heart attack last Wednesday and, yesterday, had a stroke. We need prayers for my grandmother (for her health to improve) and for the rest of my family (for strength and courage). Thank you for your time... Mon, 10 Mar 2008 12:33:17 EST Hello from Plano, Texas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x12906518 So happy to see there is a Christian group! I need all the prayers to get motivated that I can get. Let me know if you have need of prayers also. I do believe in the awesome power of prayer! <BR> God bless! <BR> Sindie <em>43</em> Fri, 7 Mar 2008 00:28:52 EST Hello from Cambodia! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x12903016 Hi there, just want to introduce myself. My name is Sela, I'm 27 years old mother of a 2 years old boy. A friend of mine introduce me to Spark and it's really good site to keep me in good shape. most of all I'm So glad that I found this team. Thu, 6 Mar 2008 21:44:57 EST A Prayer Request for Ethan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x12590657 Hello All, <BR> Would you please join me in praying for the Kiley Family? Ethan has been having an involuntary head bobbing for the past two weeks. He will be seeing his family doctor on Wednesday. The precious child that he is, Ethan told Jeannine that if it turns out to be something may it be used to bring glory to God. That tells those of you who don't know him what an extraordinary young man he is. We would appreciate you passing this prayer request along to anyone you can think of that ... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:07:59 EST KLOVE's Encouraging Word 2/15/08 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x12303229 No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love has been brought to full expression through us. <BR> <BR> 1 John 4:12, NLT Fri, 15 Feb 2008 11:29:04 EST THE 10 COMMANDMENTS FOR WEIGHT LOSE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x12051241 EXERCISE -- A minimum of 20 minutes of aerobic exercise to increase the heart rate three times per week. Talk to your doctor and start slowly. More exercise is OK as long as it is sensible and balanced. <BR> EAT HEALTHY -- Have balanced meals, more fruits, vegetables and fish, less red meat and far less junk food. Vitamin supplements are OK if guided by a nutritionists or doctor. <BR> EAT LESS -- Conscious eating always produces a significant decrease in food consumption. This can mean as m... Thu, 7 Feb 2008 00:55:23 EST THE TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR WEIGHT LOSE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x12051068 EXERCISE -- A minimum of 20 minutes of aerobic exercise to increase the heart rate three times per week. Talk to your doctor and start slowly. More exercise is OK as long as it is sensible and balanced. <BR> EAT HEALTHY -- Have balanced meals, more fruits, vegetables and fish, less red meat and far less junk food. Vitamin supplements are OK if guided by a nutritionists or doctor. <BR> EAT LESS -- Conscious eating always produces a significant decrease in food consumption. This can mean as m... Thu, 7 Feb 2008 00:47:05 EST hello from idaho http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x11912085 hi just joined this group today. was looking for an active encouraging christian group. <BR> i'm 42 married to a great guy for 20 years 2 daughters kate 18 and alaina 15(pray for me) <em>24</em> <BR> i am a dog groomer and love it. never a dull moment. <BR> i attend an awesome church the jesus led me to and used to saved my life. <BR> looking forward to getting to know people here <BR> love and prayers <BR> leanne Sat, 2 Feb 2008 12:43:40 EST I am new to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x11339837 Hi there, my name is America. I am new to this group, so happy to be a part of such a wonderful team. I love the Lord, God, Holy spirit, it was back in 1998 that I was diagnosed with cancer and God gave me another chance at life by healing me of cancer without having to do radiation and chemotherapy. I've been in remission for the last 10 years. Praise God. Tue, 15 Jan 2008 17:41:48 EST I'm new to Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x11168406 Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> My name is Belinda but everyone calls me Bella. I am new to sparkpeople but am loving it already. <BR> <BR> Due to health problems I am not online much right now but hope to be a regular soon. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself to my new teams and let you know that I am here, even if you do not hear from me for short periods of time. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to sharing 2008 with you all! Thu, 10 Jan 2008 12:34:56 EST New to this group...HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x11091189 Hello, just wanted to introduce myself. <BR> My name is Kara. I'm a 26 yr old mom of twins. I am trying to lose weight and have found a lot of help and motivation here on SPARK. I love the Lord and I'm actively involved in my church. I hope everyone is doing great with their weight loss goals. <BR> God Bless! -Kara Tue, 8 Jan 2008 11:49:19 EST New and Looking for a Fresh Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x10894823 Hello! I'm new here, and I thought I ought to find a Christian group to join up with. I've been a Christian for 7 years now, found Christ through a combination of really wonderful and compassionate youth leaders from my mother's church and an eye-opening experience at a Christian Youth organization called Teens Encounter Christ. Somewhere between graduation and my first few years in college, though, my focus on my faith began to cool off. I am still a strong believer and I thank the Lord ... Wed, 2 Jan 2008 12:58:35 EST New to the neighborhood! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x10325871 Hello ya'll! I'm DizzyDian, 50, married with 2 adult sons, 1 cat, 2 dogs, 12 birds and 3 fish. I love to sew, read, do some creative writing, take long walks, spend time with family and friends, and get outside every opportunity I have. I need to loose around 40lbs. I've struggled with my weight all my life....finally came to the realization that I can't, but GOD can! I'm looking forward to getting to know everybody! Thu, 29 Nov 2007 13:00:16 EST Praise Report! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x9337541 I have a praise report. I went in this morning for a Heart Catherization. God has healed me of ALL heart problems. Five years ago, I had a heart murmur, which turned out to be a birth defect in my heart. After three Doctors, Two Heart Specialists, five EKG's, Two heart sonograms. And two heart catherizations, I have absolutely no heart problems. Is God to us or What? Thank you Lord, I give you all the praise!!!! Now I can exercise without worrying about my heart. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 5 Oct 2007 21:02:21 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x8991953 I am so excited to see so many groups that are devoted to Christians who are losing weight. This one called to me, so I glad to be here, I might not be able to post alot as I am working full time, raising three children, and going to school full time. Good to be here, thanks and God bless you all. Tue, 18 Sep 2007 23:25:30 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x8919410 Hi everyone I started this program over a year ago. I fell off the wagon tried to get back on but then I found out I was pregnant. I had my son July 18th. So now I'm ready to get back into shape once again. It is good to see this forum is still being used. Well I hope you all have a bless weekend and I'll post more later. Love natalie <em>30</em> Sat, 15 Sep 2007 09:27:03 EST This could happen here........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x8432830 If "they" keep taking God out of buildings and off of things, this could start happening here. How sad and scarey...... (Praise God, this couple won!) <BR> <BR> http://www.afa.net/play/index.html <BR> <BR> Maybe you've seen this already, but today was the first time I'd seen it. <BR> <BR> God Bless!! <BR> Kim Tue, 21 Aug 2007 13:59:46 EST Check out this great daily devotional! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x8129038 Hello to all - Check out this great daily devotional written by a good friend of mine (Cindy Sproles) called "Feel The Mountain Breeze" - you will be blessed! She would love to get comments back from you as well. <BR> <BR> www.mountainbreezedevotions.blogspot.com <BR> <BR> Pray I lose 2 pounds this week - I'm feeling the urge to munch! <BR> Have a blessed day & Visit my Spark Page - Magnoia Blossom :-) <em>4</em> Mon, 6 Aug 2007 12:14:50 EST HI NEW HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x8071165 IM A 27 YEAR OLD MARRIED SAHM OF 5 KIDS Fri, 3 Aug 2007 00:48:55 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x220x8015238 Hi I'm looking for other Christians with the same goals as myself. I have about 50 lbs to lose by next year. I just want to be smaller and healther to keep up with my very busy 7 year old. I know sports are only begining. <em>131</em> Tue, 31 Jul 2007 18:09:40 EST New girl to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x7815706 <em>213</em> I have just joined SP and this sounded like a wonderful group in which to work on my weight loss goals with divine assistance. I believe the Lord is capable of any and everything. I, however, am not and definitely would enjoy reading any insight anyone has to give. Thank you and may God Bless your weight loss goals also. Sat, 21 Jul 2007 05:34:31 EST question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x7044674 how many pounds can a person drop in 2weeks & days? Sun, 10 Jun 2007 21:10:08 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x6673023 Hello! My name is Deanna, I am 43 years young, married for nearly 12 years to the love of my life, am a Christian woman, seeking help, motivation, support of any kind from anyone that could get me moving towards my weight loss goals. <BR> I currently am 248 pounds and would like to reach 150 by my 45th birthday (08/05/08). <BR> Nice to meet you all! <BR> Deanna Mon, 21 May 2007 18:46:29 EST "God I can't do this by myself.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x6529450 The simple truth is: I could not and can not lose weight, maintain my health and happiness without being completely being connected to the divine and being dedicated to serving God and helping others. I found no other way, and believe me I tried everything before I asked God for help. I totally rely on God, especially for help to lose weight. <BR> Three truths to my spiritual weight loss program: #1. I surrendered and was forever relieved of my obesity problems. #2. I am in active partnershi... Mon, 14 May 2007 11:34:49 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x6185443 I'm new to the group and would appreciate any motivation you can give me. Wed, 25 Apr 2007 13:54:54 EST Prayer Request - Virginia Tech http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x6020406 Ladies/Gents - let us pray for the victims and the families of those in the tragedy at Virginia Tech today. 33 confirmed killed, 29 wounded at this time. <BR> Cathy Mon, 16 Apr 2007 14:51:04 EST Weight Loss vs Real Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x5974013 While you and I battle our weight and try to find motivation to continue the battle, many young Americans are in a more intense struggle. See if you can gain some motivation from this web site. <BR> <BR> http://www.skeetersgifts.com/ASoldier01.<BR>htm <BR> <BR> <BR> James Fri, 13 Apr 2007 19:01:26 EST HELP! I'm losing my.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x5920574 This week has really been a tough one, I feel like giving up (I haven't yet) Please I need some words of encouragement to keep me going. I don't want to feel this way! <em>39</em> Wed, 11 Apr 2007 10:26:03 EST Weekly Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x5742365 3.5 pounds down from last week! That breaks 240! I'm so happy I could just bust out of the jeans I'm finally into after months of not being able to wear them! <BR> <BR> Tina Mon, 2 Apr 2007 11:30:37 EST New to the team, thought I would say HI! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x5603850 Hi, I am a SAHM to 4 kids and recently gave birth to Caleb, who passed away at 3 days old. I have decided that the best thing I can do for myself right now is take care of my body. Friday (March 30) would be his 2 month birthday and I need to turn my focus to positive things. I have an amazingly supportive husband, Ronnie, a DD, 13, Tori, DS, 9 Brendan, and the two little ones, Katelynn, 3 and Morgan 19mos. Caleb was 13wks preemie, my due date was April 28th. I want to make my body as healthy... Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:48:26 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x5565563 I am new to the team and sparkpeople. I need a lot of motivation and encouragement! I want to do my best this time! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 23 Mar 2007 15:56:40 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x5553354 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I joined this group about a 2 months ago, but I've been so busy finishing school and singing that I wasn't able to post a message. My name is Felicia but I go by Anointed76. I have a myspace profile under myspace.com/anointed76. I've been married 6.5 years and to this union 2 beautiful children have been born, my son 4.5 year old son Aaron Gabriel(named after the prophet and angel), and my 1 year daughter (will turn 2 on 3-25)Trinyte Unique (named is self-explanatory).... Fri, 23 Mar 2007 02:28:06 EST Another new one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x5360987 Hello all! What a great idea for a group...just thinking about the concept behind it makes me want to keep up the good work. God bless you all ~ I look forward to getting to know you! ~Amy:-) Mon, 12 Mar 2007 21:40:38 EST 3 to go ! ! ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x5193583 Well,I'm down to 152.8 this morning which means I have less than 3 pounds to go to reach my goal. Now, I need to decide whether to set a new goal after that. I would really like to get to 140 lbs and stay there, but I won't change the current goal until I reach it. Thank you all for your support during this journey. <BR> This is just a testimony of what we can do with God as our guide, and good Christian friends beside us. <BR> James Sat, 3 Mar 2007 09:33:24 EST Remembering my son RILEY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x5185992 Remembering my son RILEY <BR> <BR> Friday, March 3, 2006 <BR> It was a cool crisp morning when GOD called to RILEY. <BR> Even though he wanted to stay he knew he had to leave, for Angels were waiting to take Him to Heavens pearly gates. <BR> We love you always & forever RILEY <BR> Please visit Riley’s memorial site <BR> www.riley-times.memory-of.com <BR> Fri, 2 Mar 2007 18:20:33 EST Idol from our Church http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x5053251 On American Idol, Chris Sligh is our praise and worship leader at our Greenville church campus <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ps3b_FTT<BR>Co <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HluCSfmE_<BR>Yw&mode=related&search= <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Waw8dJ9GZ<BR>Wk&mode=related&search= <BR> Fri, 23 Feb 2007 11:07:13 EST Hi, I am new here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x5018023 Hi, My name is Alleau. <BR> I am new here. <BR> I just joined your group. <BR> <em>214</em> Wed, 21 Feb 2007 13:04:40 EST Hello from VA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4970452 Hi everyone! <em>213</em> <BR> I'm new to this Sparkteam and wanted to introduce myself. Isn't it wonderful to have Sparkpeople to help with our goals and Christians to encourage one another! <em>185</em> "Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed." <BR> Proverbs 16:3 NLT <BR> Sun, 18 Feb 2007 22:22:22 EST Hello...Newbie here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4891880 May God bless you all. Just wanted to say hello and that I am a new member of your team. I hope I can get some inspiration here. Thanks and nice to meet you all. <BR> Tue, 13 Feb 2007 17:35:13 EST The A B C's of Healthy Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4857764 I found this list of healthy foods to incorporate in our healthy eating lifestyle. There is some very interesting information on what these mostly fruits, veggies and grains can do for you. <BR> <BR> Apples: Protect your heart, prevent constipation, improve lung capacity and cushion joints <BR> Apricots: Combat cancer, control blood pressure, save your eyesight, shield against Alzheimer's and slow aging process <BR> Artichokes: Aid digestion, lower cholesterol, protect your heart, stabili... Sun, 11 Feb 2007 21:03:44 EST How many? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4831759 Hello all! <BR> <BR> Does anyone know how many inches a person can lose to lose a pound? I am lossing inches off of my body which is great, but I am not lossing any pounds. Any advice would be very helpful, <BR> thanks. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 9 Feb 2007 18:19:50 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4830852 I would like to thank the person that added me to their friends list. Please forgive me for not knowing your name because I have accidentally deleted the email. I do appreciate you adding me as a friend. Please let me know your name and what team. <BR> <BR> Angela Fri, 9 Feb 2007 17:13:02 EST weekly weigh in 2-5-07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4759322 <BR> I just weighed and lost 2 lbs. this week. I am at 255. I will never see 260 or 270 again!!!!! I get to destroy my third picture of a 5 lb tub of lard that I have posted on my refrigerator!!! I took a 5 lb tub of lard, and made a picture to represent every 5 lbs that I have to lose to reach my goal weight,( I started with 22 photos stapled together) I get to destroy #3 today!!! I am on my way. I am praying for all my friends for victory over the weight. Mon, 5 Feb 2007 20:07:32 EST Top 10 predictions for 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4706397 THE TOP TEN PREDICTIONS FOR 2007 <BR>   <BR>    1. The Bible will still have the answers. <BR>    2. Prayer will still work. <BR>    3. The Holy Spirit will still move. <BR>    4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people. <BR>    5. There will still be God-anointed preaching. <BR>    6. There will still be singing of praise. <BR>    7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people. <BR>    8. There will still be room at the Cross. <BR>    9. Jesus will still love you. <BR>  10. Je... Fri, 2 Feb 2007 10:27:25 EST Help, my typical day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4676186 Hi, , I am at 258lbs. I want to be 200 by the 25th of May, My oldest son is getting married. I don't normally eat breakfast, if I do it is a package of weight control Oatmeal with 2 slices of low carb whole wheat toast. Through the week, I very seldom ever eat lunch. If I do it is either a salad, or a turkey breast sandwich with a slice of cheese, or a peanut butter /jelly sandwich. (always on low carb bread) I don't have anything specific for dinner, sometimes I make a broccloi rice di... Wed, 31 Jan 2007 17:20:55 EST New to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4655453 I need some Christian motivation in weight loss and many other things. I live in a small community and have struggled to find the right fit in a church. It is so hard to drive 45 minutes to church - I want to be stronger and more disciplined in so many ways! Tue, 30 Jan 2007 14:47:40 EST One Minute http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4647525 ONE MINUTE EACH NIGHT <BR> <BR> In WWII, there was an advisor to Churchill who organized a <BR> group of people who dropped what they were doing every night at a <BR> prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of <BR> England, Its people and peace. <BR> There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here <BR> in America . <BR> If you would like to participate: Each evening at 9:00 PM <BR> Eastern Time (8:00 PM Central) (6:00 PM Pacific), stop whatever you ar... Tue, 30 Jan 2007 08:29:48 EST HELP !!! will power? Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4527492 Hi ya'll <BR> @ one time i did have will power but i lose it <em>39</em> a long time ago! How do i get it back? <BR> Mon, 22 Jan 2007 21:33:08 EST newie!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4527399 Hi Yall <BR> <BR> my name is lu. anyways im new here & to make some friends. & hope that u all can help me & i can help u as well. Mon, 22 Jan 2007 21:27:01 EST Newbie here!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4258809 Hello all!!! <BR> I was going through all of the sites and saw this one that caught my eye. I am a 26 yr old who wants to treat my body as a temple, holy and pleasing to God. I have struggled w/ other diets, so I quit doing the diet thing. What I do now is a life style, I want to be healthy and fit. Look forward to getting to know you all. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sat, 6 Jan 2007 21:11:29 EST Speak those things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4258044 I received this in an email and thought it pretty good.... <BR> <BR> 1. Start speaking those things that are not as though they are! <BR> <BR> READ THIS ALOUD!!!!!! As you read it, even if you are NOT doing it, try <BR> <BR> to have the faith to believe it will come to pass for you! <BR> <BR> a. Say "I am a daughter of the Most High and I am (Your Goal Weight). <BR> <BR> b. Say "I am self-disciplined, patient and in control of my eating" <BR> <BR> c. Say "I do not fall prey to the ... Sat, 6 Jan 2007 20:09:19 EST National Body Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4243101 Ok folks I just wanted to know how many of you know about the national body challenge that is done on discovery.com? Here is the address to check it out for yourself. http://health.discovery.com/BodyChallenge/ <BR> gotoMyBodyChallengePage.do <BR> <BR> I have signed up under cowgirldiva26... Tell me what you think? Here to and new You and Me in 2007!! Fri, 5 Jan 2007 18:35:05 EST New Creation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4179506 Just a hello to say I found your site and knew I need a lot of prayer and motivation. I have read all the comments and there isn't one I don't disagree on. <BR> <BR> I've put weight on, I always seem to give up as soon as I get started. I have problem at sticking at things. It is an uphill struggle. <BR> <BR> I suffer from depression which is quite bad at the moment and I get insomnia. I look to Jesus daily and sometimes I never know how I get through. Two steps forward three back. <... Mon, 1 Jan 2007 21:43:45 EST Need prayer and support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4165792 This year has been one of the strangest in my life! Mostly quiet, but with some major family crisis. <BR> <BR> Any how, I have seem to have lost alot of desire to do anything for myself and that includes my spiritual life which was so very full earlier this year. <BR> <BR> I am tired of the focus on weight loss and just want to be healthy and not always thinking about food in some way or another! I turned 30 in November and at this point I am tired often and my body aches. I am too you... Sun, 31 Dec 2006 13:14:12 EST A verse that keeps me going is.......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4053783 I am trying to look to the Lord for my strength. I know He is able! <BR> <BR> What to make a poster with Scriptures and inspirational quotes I can read daily. <BR> <BR> What keeps you going? <BR> <BR> Thanks- <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all and being an encouragement to each other. <BR> <BR> Bea <em>214</em> Sat, 16 Dec 2006 16:56:21 EST Dear Diary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4034308 Hi guys! <BR> Had my weekly weigh-in today, and I lost another 800 grams! It's not much, but hey, it's something right? My progress is going so slow, every week I only lose a few grams, but at least I know my body is adjusting to the weightloss and that it will stay off too! <BR> Hope you guys had some success too? <BR> xx Thu, 14 Dec 2006 07:33:04 EST Group: 2ndChapter of Acts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4029177 Please disregard posting - sorry it was posted in error. <em>245</em> Wed, 13 Dec 2006 14:26:53 EST These are a few of my favorite things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x4002069 When I heard that song the other day I thought about it, what are the things that I really appreciate about this life that God has blessed me with? There have been some hard things and trials but I am so grateful for some of these favorites: <BR> <BR> Music, especially harmonies- I love that! <BR> Having friends over <BR> God's grace where He did not give me what I really deserve (or even at times thought I wanted) <BR> The feeling I get after exercise, full of hope and energy. <BR> Edit- w... Sun, 10 Dec 2006 17:41:17 EST Oh My It's happening!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3984094 I weighed myself today and wowwy down since sunday I have lost 5 lbs!!!! Its starting to work well and I am feeling great!!! Thank the Good Lord for Blessing me with this wonderful gift!! May Each of you feel blessed today!! <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 8 Dec 2006 00:56:27 EST Doctor gives the "OK" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3981147 Well, it really looks like I am going to have my left hip replaced December 20th. Today I went to the hospital to pre-admit and then to a doctors appointment to get "cleared" for surgery. The doctor looks at me and says "Jimmy, everything looks good and you should be in surgery on the 20th" - I said "Gee, thanks alot" and then we both laughed... I told her my hip surgeon described the operation in a word...the word was "gruesome"... Doctors are so black & white... God has brought me this... Thu, 7 Dec 2006 16:57:52 EST Old School Christian Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3967951 Listening to my old music is so empowering to my day! Here are a few of my fav's: Phil Driscoll (Holy is the Lord and Wings as Eagles - Awesome)- Leon Patillo (Praise Ye the Lord and J.E.S.U.S.) - Keith Green (So many...) - 2nd Chapter of Acts (My #1 Fav.) - Sandi Patti (the woman is gifted beyond belief) - Amy Grant (Loves the Lord - so many great songs)- Michael W. Smith, Carmen etc... So many great songs (Awesome God, Shout to the Lord, Lord I Lift your name on High - So many wonderful P... Wed, 6 Dec 2006 12:45:42 EST I keep cheating at the end of the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3956660 For the last two days I have had pretty severe and uncontrollable cravings (very much like a cigarrette craving). I quit smoking 3 years ago and these cravings feel very much like a nicotein fit! I can't believe it! It's been chocolate cravings :O( <BR> God help me please!! <BR> Shannon Tue, 5 Dec 2006 13:03:54 EST What do you do 1st in the morning? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3930247 Hi All: <BR> <BR> I would like to know how you organize your day. <BR> A lot of people say whatever you do in the morning has the least chance of being forgotten. So the Bible Study leader say 1st thing prayer and the Word, The exercise folks say do your workout first, the home organizer says spend some time cleaning your house in the morning, and so on.....you get the idea. I would have to get up four hours earlier to do everything others tell me is of first priority. <BR> <BR> SO... wha... Sat, 2 Dec 2006 15:39:06 EST Christian Myth Buster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3911074 The World,or should I say - most people in my World -have this thougth that "Christians" are perfect, without sin and fault. "We" know that without Jesus you have nothing - it is nice that there is a site on SparkPeople dedicated to fellow Christians. We can reach out to each other and "others" though Christ Jesus and encourge and love one another. I'm excited that you guys are here and I look forward to getting to know all of you. Have a great and blessed day! <em>224</em> Thu, 30 Nov 2006 13:56:41 EST Getting the hang of it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3883679 Well I think I am getting the hang of it. I have delt with the temptations of chocolate and chocolate dipped cookies and other things that before I would have indulged in. But I stuck through it and Im doing great!! Hope to begin shedding the Lb's soon!! Tue, 28 Nov 2006 00:26:07 EST New to the team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3854916 Well I Hope I can keep on track and I know through God all things are possible Fri, 24 Nov 2006 00:18:22 EST I'm down!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3850478 Jay! <BR> I've lost 2,2kg!!! <BR> <BR> So happy! <BR> <BR> Just had to share it with you !!! <BR> <BR> xx <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Thu, 23 Nov 2006 04:08:25 EST Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3832700 I leave home today for the Thanksgiving holiday. Does anyone have any advice on how to weather two delicious Turkey dinners? Tue, 21 Nov 2006 06:09:15 EST Need support, prayer, EVERYTHING!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3822951 OH man! <BR> As you know, we are in the process of immigrating from South Africa to Australia, and our flights have been booked for the 4th of January! <BR> The big stress for me and my hubby is that our house must still sell, and also all the stuff inside the house! <BR> Please pray with me that everything will work out before we set foot on that plane! <BR> So hard to also stick to my diet plan, but I'm more motivated than ever because I have 6 weeks until I'm going to walk around in my sex... Mon, 20 Nov 2006 03:42:22 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3816937 My name is Nathan, and I am a young Christian man looking to live my life more in line with what I think God's will is. I hope to lose some weight, but more importantly, I hope and pray that I will live a life pleasing to Him. God bless you all in your resolves, and may you walk and talk with Him always! <BR> <BR> Nathan Sun, 19 Nov 2006 09:18:38 EST New me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3802680 Hi! <BR> Today is a new beginning for me. From today onwards, I refer to myself as the "New Me"!!!. <BR> From today, I choose to think positive about myself and my body, and I choose to think healthy and positive thoughts about exercise and food. <BR> I am feeling like a new person, with a new mission in life. <BR> Anyone else who wants to join me? <BR> <BR> xx <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> Fri, 17 Nov 2006 09:20:57 EST Let's dig in when things don't work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3746903 This thread is dedicated to those of us who didn't do so great and want to encourage others to hang in there. I am on the program two weeks and lost three the first week and gained three this week. Hmmmm. Anyway I am increasing my exercise as dark mornings and evenings lead me to my couch..... there is velcro on my rear and it wants to stay there.... Now onto portion control and better days ahead. I refuse to give up, if you are with me, post something you intend to do this week to cra... Sat, 11 Nov 2006 07:44:27 EST Wanted to say hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3662895 What an incredible experience joining this site has been. First of all it is free which is nice, it covers so much and then on top of that you get to be motivated by people who share your values (as well as some who don't who are also some pretty amazing people!) <BR> Great to find your group and looking forward to getting to know some of you! <BR> Cindy Wed, 1 Nov 2006 20:07:56 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3640554 Hey everyone, just joined the group today. I'm excited to have joined Sparkpages and found this wonderful group. I look forward to getting to know you all better as we reach for our goals. Mon, 30 Oct 2006 12:46:15 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3548909 Hi, I'm new to the group. I am a devoted learning Christian. Wed, 18 Oct 2006 21:36:15 EST New to group and faith! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3516480 Hi! <BR> I have been on sparkpeople on and off for almost a year and now want to join some teams for help during the hard times, we'll see but I think it will be a good thing, if I dont lose as much weight as I would like, hopefully I will gain some friends!!! I am also learning to grow with God and have been trying to read the bible(for the first time) with my husband. During the past few years I have changed a lot of my thinking and would like to understand more about faith and God. Any adv... Sat, 14 Oct 2006 23:35:31 EST My failure, my hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3458618 Hi my name is Joanne, and I am 41 years old. I was diagnosed with diabetes 7 years ago and had been getting by just on meds. But this past year there has been much stress on my life(my youngest son, RILEY 10, journeyed to Heaven). Now after my 3 month checkup, my doctor has told me that I need to get my A1c down or I will be put on insulin. Like many, carbohydrates are my downfall. <BR> I hope to find support and inspiration from you all as well as motivation. Thanks for listening and being ... Sat, 7 Oct 2006 18:23:49 EST Prayer Sharing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3377677 I read this prayer this morning and wanted to share it with you all, I also want to thank you all for the support, concern and prayers we share. <BR> <BR> Father: <BR> <BR> God bless all my freinds in whatever it is that You <BR> know they may be needing this day! And may their life be full of your peace, prosperity and power as they seek to have a closer relationship with you. <BR> AMEN Wed, 27 Sep 2006 12:58:15 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3333503 I have a prayer request, and it is not related to weight loss....but I need your prayers anyway for my daughter. She is 23, has a 2 yo (baby in the pic). She works full time as a nurses aide at UNC Hospital, and goes to nursing school, also full time. She has 2 semesters left, this one and the next. But she is really struggling right now, and has had lots of problems this semester getting it all 'right.' She has asked me to pray for her, which of course, I am. So I am asking you to pray... Thu, 21 Sep 2006 12:59:27 EST Introducing . . . Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3318816 Hi, <BR> <BR> I am new to this team. I tried spark people last year and fell off the wagon. I am back on track and want to connect with others who are traveling this journey. Last time I didn't really rely on the support of the various forums and teams. Hopefully this new ingrediant will make a difference. Tue, 19 Sep 2006 16:47:14 EST Hey there!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3281731 Howdy you all..just joined this group...I need all of the Christian support I can get!! Lookin' forward to meetin' you all!! <BR> <BR> Mary Thu, 14 Sep 2006 16:09:27 EST Labor Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3208960 I hope everyone had as nice of a Labor Day as I did. We couldn't have asked for nicer weather today in southern Ohio. I even got my exercise time in with a very fun activity this morning. I was the leader for a book cart drill team of librarians in our local Labor Day Parade. It was so much fun! But boy was it a workout! Mon, 4 Sep 2006 18:49:15 EST Focusing On The Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3207769 Hey everyone... <BR> <BR> I pray you are doing well. There is something I learned about focusing on the positive...if you will just click on my sparks page and click on the blog titled focusing on the positive...you can read what GOD has taught me...I hope it encourages you...GOD Bless you all! <BR> <BR> Philippians 3: 13, 14 <BR> Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which a... Mon, 4 Sep 2006 14:19:41 EST A message from GOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3189230 It was on my heart to post this scripture. May GOD Bless all of you who read and hold GOD'S word in your heart and live it in your lives...GOD Bless you all! <BR> <BR> Phl 4:13 I can do all things through CHRIST which strengtheneth me. <BR> <BR> With JESUS we can do anything!! <BR> <BR> Hugs... <BR> <BR> Cindygirl Thu, 31 Aug 2006 21:32:53 EST May I Join you too? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3181920 Hi...My name is cindy...or cindygirl...I am fairly new to this site...and was browsing and found this group...I'd really like to join...I believe that if no matter what happens in life...no matter what challenges we face...if we just keep GOD first...then EVERYHING else will fall into place. I'd really like to join this group because I believe it's good to surround yourself with things and with people that help you keep GOD on your mind and that keeps your focus on HIM at all times. <BR> ... Wed, 30 Aug 2006 19:06:57 EST WANTED: Good Christian support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3106764 I am really looking for some good friends to encourage me along the way as I try to lose weight and get in shape. I have a lot of people around me who give me warnings about what could happen to me if I don't lose some weight, but the way they say it stresses me out more, and thus, I eat more. HELP!!!! <em>39</em> Thu, 17 Aug 2006 14:35:26 EST Good Morning All--I am new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3098649 Good Morning everyone! I am new to SP and to your group...I have joined some other groups but they are not real active and to be honest, I need that support to stay focused--so here I am! God Bless and I hope you have a great day! Wed, 16 Aug 2006 09:59:56 EST ARTICLE SENT TO ME ... MAKES YOU THINK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3073933 The other 90 articles that I have written and have been published in the Venice Gondolier Newspaper can be found at: www.psalm40ministries.com <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I Hang My Head in Shame <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Considering what has been unfolding in the Middle East, I felt I needed to address this pivotal situation and acquaint those who have not read God's Word regarding Israel and these 'end times' and do not know about the fate and outcome of this conflict that seems t... Fri, 11 Aug 2006 12:49:43 EST focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3042866 Hey guys I have been on the dieting rollercoaster for a while now. I always start out doing it for the right reasons and very quickly find myself losing sight of my goals and getting frustrated. I would appreciate any encouragement I can get and prayers for the journey. Sun, 6 Aug 2006 09:08:29 EST Introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3023460 Hi! I'm ready to lose some weight. Thanks for welcoming me. Wed, 2 Aug 2006 14:45:21 EST Introduce Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x3023340 Hi I've been with spark people for almost a week and thought it would be wonderful to take this journey with believers. Wed, 2 Aug 2006 14:30:53 EST Would like to join this team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x2974720 Hi everyone, <BR> I was reading some posts on this team and I am really excited to join this team, if you'll have me. I am 37 (will be 38 in August) and married for 11 years as of August 4, also homeschooling mom to 4 wonderful--though at times very trying--kids. <BR> <BR> I am a christian first and foremost, and though I fail more often than I'd like to admit, I try to make that the basis and foundation of everything I do. <BR> <BR> I have tried all sorts of weight loss programs and die... Sun, 23 Jul 2006 13:46:01 EST Scripture - Devotions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x2970613 I opened up one of my devotion books this morning and thought I'd share the scripture that was staring at me at the top of the page. <BR> <BR> <BR> "I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well." 3 John 2 Sat, 22 Jul 2006 07:52:34 EST For the Coffee Lovers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x2968534 This one is for you, Jaime, and all your coffee loving friends. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Mayonnaise Jar and the 2 Cups of Coffee. . . <BR> <BR> When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee. <BR> <BR> A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proce... Fri, 21 Jul 2006 15:11:14 EST Prayer I found today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x2940592 I belong to another team, as well. I found this prayer on a website today. It expressed exactly how I felt and I thought I would share it with all of you. <BR> <BR> Show Me the Path <BR> <BR> Dear God, <BR> I admit that I have come to both love <BR> and hate the word "diet." <BR> On the one hand, it represents hope for change. <BR> On the other, it's like a sign flashing "Failure ahead!" <BR> I don't want to embark on another faulty plan, Lord. <BR> I want to embark on a journey with You... Fri, 14 Jul 2006 13:20:50 EST Christian Exercise Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x2920115 Does anyone have a good Christian based exercise video they could recommend? <BR> <BR> A couple of days ago I purchased Donna Richardson's Sweating in the Spirit and gave it a try last night. The tape is divided into three sections: Gospel Aerobics, Strength Pilates Training, and Spirit Stretch <BR> <BR> Try as I might I absolutely could not follow the first section. Just about the time I would figure out a move they would do something new. I'm not very coordinated when it comes to doing th... Sun, 9 Jul 2006 12:21:55 EST May I join your team?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x2916719 Hi, My name is Angie, and I would like to join your team. I am 26, 199 lbs, and I need help, motivation, and just plain friendship in winning my battle in losing weight. I am looking for a group of Christian people that I can help motivate and who can motivate me. So what do you think? Sat, 8 Jul 2006 00:27:45 EST May I join you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x2916113 Today is day one for me. May I join this group? I am 172 with a goal of 130 by Christmas of this year. I would love nothing more than to feel good for me again. I hate hiding from the camera...but I rarely let my three chins be seen right now! I need all the motavation I can get, and a good Christian friend is what I need! Fri, 7 Jul 2006 20:32:50 EST Home from surgery... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x2892000 Hi Everyone, <BR> I am home and doing fine. I have some pain, but it is controlable. I do get tired very easily so I am going to go rest now...I love my laptop...makes things so much easier. <BR> Thanks so much for all the prayers and concern. <BR> <BR> Jedi Thu, 29 Jun 2006 12:59:34 EST Just wanted you all to know... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x2884054 As I am a member of more than one forum, I will be using this same post in other forums besides the Christian Motivation in Weight Loss Forum. I hope you will not find this in any way offending...it's just a lot to type and I wanted to share this with everyone. <BR> <BR> I've been away from SparkPeople for quite a while now and I hope to get back on a regular basis very soon...but for now I want to share an update with all of you. <BR> <BR> I will begin by saying thank you to everyone who h... Tue, 27 Jun 2006 00:07:30 EST Christian Motivation in Weight Loss Group Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x220x1805584 This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Christian Motivation in Weight Loss" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> Everyday Christian's Looking for spirtual guidance in reaching their weight loss goals. Fri, 24 Mar 2006 14:42:59 EST