SparkPeople KEEP WALKING WITH JESUS Team Messageboard Be victorious in weight loss and live a healthier life as We Walk With Jesus! We are a strong family of believers that are committed to our Lord Jesus and getting fit . SparkPeople KEEP WALKING WITH JESUS Team Messageboard HYMN OF THE WEEK 5/21/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> May 21, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week, and Armed Force’s Day here in the United States of America. <BR> <BR> Isaiah 30:21 “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” <BR> Are you troubled, anxious, trying to do it your own way? Proverbs 3:5-7 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understa... Sat, 21 May 2016 10:28:31 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 5/14/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> May 14, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Mark 10:21 <BR> Then Jesus beholding him, loved him, and said unto him, one thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow Me. <BR> <BR> Do you know someone who has a cross to bear? Have you taken up your cross to follow Him? We are expected to carry that cross ... Sat, 14 May 2016 08:37:55 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 5/7/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> May 7, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome back to the Hymn of the week and from my needed spring vacation. <BR> <BR> While listening to my morning ‘youtube’ inspirational music, I had heard an old hymn that my deceased pastor used to request often, and I was inspired to research “COMPLETE IN THEE, no work of mine” by Aaron R. Wolfe. <BR> <BR> There was very little information found on Aaron Wolfe, as is with many of the old hymnists. At best, resear... Sat, 7 May 2016 08:06:35 EST "SAY WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR BODY" Hey, it is all about accepting your body and loving the way you look. Then and now, so tell us what You like or love about you body. Thu, 5 May 2016 18:49:01 EST Spit or Chew Spit if you dislike the food, Chew if you like it <BR> Answer and then leave a food for the next person <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Devil eggs? Wed, 4 May 2016 21:31:39 EST Walking today I walked today the same as yesterday - 2 - 15minute walks - consistency is what I'm after! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 3 May 2016 16:58:22 EST Thingsich I am thankful today My family <BR> My kitties <BR> Good job close to home with good benefits Mon, 2 May 2016 09:00:06 EST medicine Hello my brothers and sisters. I'm asking prayers for God to show me how to get my 2 medications and to open the door for me and favor.They are not covered under my insurance and no generic for them either. I downloaded a coupon which will take 15 dollars off however one alone is 200 dollars. I know God will provide for me the means to purchase them as he opened the door and provided the precipitations.I thank you for your prayers and I thank God in advance for answering hugs your sister eart... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:00:14 EST sevear infection Hello I just found out a couple of months ago that I have had a severe gum and bone infection for at least 10 yrs. Since last December I've been on antibiotic give or take a week I've had 2 procedures done back on antibiotic please join me in asking God for the injections I've already had and this antibiotic to get rid of infection for good so I am able to continue to share with the world about Jesus and for favor on getting a injection in one tooth that I believe didn't get it the first time... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:36:23 EST brain traning with Jesus oh the days we worry and stress takes a tole on our health. spending time in the word and letting jesus teach us is also good for our health as he knows best. let your brain be healed and trained by jesus. how has jesus trained you? Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:31:50 EST Thought this was interesting... <link><BR>-wise-rabbidr-reveals-secret-to-reliev<BR>e-stress-with-lobster-parable </link> Sat, 9 Apr 2016 15:13:27 EST Jeremiah Today I started the book of Jeremiah. Sat, 9 Apr 2016 12:36:10 EST ACCOUNTABILITY STARTS HERE!! Post here So I will know that you are doing what your supposed to be doing! Let me know if your writing daily, exercising daily, tracking daily, getting your daily intake of water daily. This is where we all can hold each other accountable daily and support one another on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> I am just one person, so I will need each of you to help hold us accountable to one another. So every one on board, Please. Tue, 5 Apr 2016 18:32:28 EST Accountability Partner Hi y'all! I am looking for someone to hold me accountable. My husband is very supportive and holds me accountable. I'm just looking for extra accountability. Sun, 3 Apr 2016 18:13:46 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 3/26/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> March 26, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week and the last Saturday before Easter. <BR> <BR> Resurrection ‘hymns’ are always so humbling for me to do research on. They remind us why we are Christians and why we serve the ‘Risen One’. Jesus Christ is our hope! HE saved us, He redeemed us! <BR> <BR> Mark 16:6 <BR> And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: He is risen; He is not he... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 09:01:17 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 3/19/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> March 19, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Hebrews 12:3 <BR> Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. <BR> <BR> As we continue our hymn studies on the subject of Christs’ crucifixion and resurrection I was inspired to study the next hymn called “LEAD ME TO CALVARY” by Jennie Hussey. She was born into a ‘fourth-generation’, Quaker family and lived mos... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 09:27:10 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 3/12/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration. <BR> March 12, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> The beginning of this week, we met up with old friends and went to the movies to see the new motion picture ‘Risen’. It was beautifully done and a must see for all people! Our hope as Christians is in the “The Risen One”! After having watched that movie, my next hymn selection was very easy. I chose “JESUS LIVES, AND SO SHALL I” by Christian F. Gellert. <BR> <BR> Matthe... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 09:03:31 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 3/5/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration. <BR> March 5, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week and the month of Easter! <BR> <BR> Acts 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that He should be holden of it. <BR> <BR> Besides the month of our Saviour’s Birth, the month of Easter is usually the next favorite month of all Christians! For the month of March, we will once again be focusing on Resurrection hymns. The next hymn stu... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 09:34:53 EST Post a Praise Picture.... I was asked to start a thread where you can post your favorite inpiring Praise Pictures or Posters. So here you go. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 10:50:36 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 2/27/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> February 27, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week and the last Saturday of February. <BR> <BR> As we finish up the month claimed to be the one set aside for ‘lovers’, I was drawn to this next hymn called “AT THE NAME OF JESUS”, published in 1870 by Caroline M. Noel. <BR> <BR> This hymn is widely used as an ‘Ascension’ hymn to the tune of “Like a River Glorious” and is based on the verses Philippians 2:10-11; That at the name o... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 07:55:25 EST What was preached about on Sunday. Don't know how many go to the Joel Osteen Ministries website and/or listen to preacher Joel Osteen but I do. I don't go to church to learn and hear about our Heavenly Father and our savior Jesus Christ but I do listen or watch a pod cast every Sunday when they can be downloaded to my media player or ITUNES. Also I read or try to read the Today's Word that is on his site everyday. On Sunday, 2/21/2016 Preacher Joel Osteen told us about when we pray we should ask big and not put limits on the H... Mon, 22 Feb 2016 04:03:18 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 2/20/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> February 20, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Jeremiah 29:11 <BR> “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” <BR> <BR> That is the key of our faith…HOPE IN THE SAVIOUR! We need this hope. For me, I thrive on this hope given to us by the Holy Scriptures. We are told to go out into the World and to spread the Gospel. This is c... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 08:21:38 EST LENT: REFLECTIONS Ash Wednesday <BR> Into the Desert <BR> <BR> In so many of the great figures of salvation history—Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, David, etc.—a period of testing or trial is required before they can commence their work. We see the same thing in the initiation rituals of primal peoples, and you can see it in Luke Skywalker’s initiation in Star Wars. <BR> <BR> The goal of the Biblical initiation rituals is to convey this simple truth: your life is not about you. It is abou... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 16:54:27 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 2/13/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> February 13, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> This week we will continue with the love and devotion hymn studies of our Lord Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> Romans 8:37-39 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, ... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:59:21 EST Lenten Reflections Ash Wednesday <BR> Into the Desert <BR> <BR> In so many of the great figures of salvation history—Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, David, etc.—a period of testing or trial is required before they can commence their work. We see the same thing in the initiation rituals of primal peoples, and you can see it in Luke Skywalker’s initiation in Star Wars. <BR> <BR> The goal of the Biblical initiation rituals is to convey this simple truth: your life is not about you. It is about G... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:31:54 EST Finding time for Lent.... How to Find Time in the Day for Lent <BR> <BR> Find TimeThe fast pace of your life may seem to leave little time and energy for the traditional Lenten practices. But you can weave moments of spiritual awareness and service into even the busiest of schedules. The trick is to see Lenten practice as part of, rather than in addition to, each activity of your ordinary hectic day. <BR> <BR> The three foundational practices of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Here’s how to think about the... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:25:11 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 2/6/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> February 6, 2016 <BR> <BR> John 3:16 <BR> For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week, and the month when most loving couples celebrate Valentines’ Day! Which is why I was inspired to choose “LOVE LIFTED ME” for the next hymn to study. <BR> <BR> The author, James Rowe was born in England and immi... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 07:25:24 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/30/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> January 30, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome, to the Hymn of the week! <BR> <BR> Matthew 8:26 <BR> And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. <BR> <BR> I never tire of the stories behind the ole’ hymns and this next one by Edward Hopper is just as delightful! The Hymn “JESUS, SAVIOR, PILOT ME” was said to have remained a secret as to the composer ti... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:26:05 EST PRAISE THE LORD!!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!! <BR> <BR> God is still answering our prayers. Last month, my dear hubby had his 75th birthday. Today, we are celebrating our 13th Wedding Anniversary. In November of this year we will celebrated 20 years of being together. Someone, tell me that God isn't good, I dare you! <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your continued prayers and support. <BR> <BR> {{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}} to all of you! Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:17:28 EST DAILY CHAT! Goals, Motivation, & Other Issues.... Stop by and share your day with each other, support or just check in and see what's going on! Most important just have fun! <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 24 Jan 2016 17:06:11 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/23/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> January 23, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> For the past several weeks, we have studied how many of the hymn composers were able to rise above the challenge of disabilities or tragedies and yet still be able to create wonderful hymns praising the Lord. <BR> <BR> Revelation 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. ... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 09:30:29 EST MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES TO LIVE BY <img src=""> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 23:47:37 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/16/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> January 16, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> As I have mentioned in the past, I try to select my hymns by inspiration and Godly direction. <BR> Not sure as to what hymn to study this week, I was turning the pages when one caught my attention. It is very short, and yet it kept my attention. So I took it as a sign from above. <BR> <BR> When I read the words and heard the tune, I was certain it was God inspired! A... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 09:44:54 EST ARE YOU TRACKING DAILY? Post with a sticky or chat about it if you like. Just drop us a line and let us know that you are tracking daily all of your food, water and fitness. We want to help you to be committed to being the best that You can be.... support one another here, on your blogs and on one another's page's. Don't be afraid to reach out. Fri, 15 Jan 2016 00:26:40 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/9/2016 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> January 9, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> It seems as though some hymns from the past have been inspired from tragedy or terrible illness. Such is the same for Luther Burgess Bridgers. An American songwriter, and Methodist preacher, who had a gift of evangelism and was always traveling to revival campaigns at many churches. He began preaching at the age of seventeen, and continued on with his education to Asbury... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 08:36:55 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/2/15 THE HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> January 2, 2016 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week and the beginning of a new year! <BR> <BR> As this year begins, we are given a fresh re-start in life. It is so wonderful to imagine what the Lord may have instore for us! Open your minds and hearts to a new beginning and just allow the possibilities to enter. Through Christ all things are possible! <BR> <BR> Infirmities did not stop Leila Naylor Morris. She was born in Pennsv... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 08:08:17 EST 2016 ~ SHARE YOUR 10 MINUTE DAILY EXERCISE~ WEEK 1 Starting January 1, 2016, let's all keep track of our exercise daily and show our support for one another here. If your having trouble staying committed to getting motivated and or staying on a regular routine, try reaching out here and find a fitness buddy to help. You are worth the commitment of staying on track of all your goals. Let's rock 2016 and be more supportive of one another and read one another's blogs and visit each others spark page. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> ... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 23:48:47 EST What if any are your New Years Resolution? After just receiving a job offer, I am making a resolution to expand my knowledge in my field so that I can stay employed. I know that this is going to be a challenge, but I am going to give it my best. Also, I am going to take 30 minutes a day, for inspirational reading for my quiet time. Then on the weightloss front, I am going to go back to my diet when I just had my surgery, and get rid of the crap foods I am introducing again. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:31:20 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 12/26/15 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> December 26, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week and the final Saturday prior to the New Year. <BR> <BR> Perhaps you wonder how I select the each hymn of the week or perhaps not. But, I select them by prayer and inspiration. This next hymn’s page opened up on my table by accident and I took that as a message from above. I have never heard of this one before nor of its composer so I thought this hymn would be perfect for my last C... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 13:35:27 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 12/19/15 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> December 19, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Have you ever read hymns without the music? I would recommend doing so with this next hymn. One will feel the emotion that the composer was trying to convey. I must admit that I do not particularly care for the tune that accompanies this next hymn, but, that does not take away from the context of the meaning behind the words. You can be your own judge of this next hymn... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 09:27:17 EST Thankful I am most thankful for Jesus in my life. I love my family and friends but Jesus is my hope, my anchor, and my healer. <BR> <BR> I have nothing without him. Everything would be loss, and the love of my soul gone. He is my everything! Sun, 13 Dec 2015 06:09:16 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 12/12/15 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> December 12, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Our next hymn study is without question one of the most beloved children’s Christmas Carols of all times. <BR> <BR> “AWAY IN A MANGER”, originally titled, “Luther’s Cradle Hymn, was thought to be composed by Martin Luther himself. But, such is not the case as research studies have further proved. The composer of the first two stanzas, remain a mystery to this day. The... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 07:58:08 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 12/5/2015 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> December 5, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week, and the month of our Saviour’s birth. <BR> <BR> Luke 2:17-20 <BR> And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. <BR> And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. <BR> But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. <BR> And the shepherds returned, glorifying and ... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 09:09:30 EST Keep looking up Never give up Thu, 3 Dec 2015 08:23:55 EST Jeremiah 29:11 I have plans to give you hope and a good future.jeremiah 29:11 Wed, 2 Dec 2015 09:00:36 EST Which Peanuts character are you? I found this test to see which Peanuts character I am like, and it said I am Linus! Which one are you? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>zes/<BR>px?source=NEWSLETTER&amp;nlsource=909&<BR>amp;ppc=&amp;utm_campaign=InspirationR<BR>esponsive&amp;utm_source=NL&amp;utm_me<BR>dium=newsletter&amp;QID=2ef8039a-ad64-<BR>49f0-81a7-66e5df3e21c4 </link> Tue, 1 Dec 2015 14:08:50 EST Christmas Devotional <link><BR>6/bring_on_christmas!?utm_source=newsl<BR>etter&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_con<BR>tent=A%20Healthy%20Heart&amp;utm_campa<BR>ign=https%3A//<BR>gns/review_send/207569586/%23&amp;utm_<BR>source=newsletter&amp;utm_medium=email<BR>&amp;utm_content=Read%20more%20from%20<BR>Vicki%20Heath&amp;utm_campaign=https%3<BR>A// </link> <BR> <BR> I found this on First Place 4 Health... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 09:37:18 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/28/15 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> November 28, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week and the last Saturday of November. <BR> <BR> Next week we will start to study Christmas hymns once again! <BR> I felt it important to keep this hymn study short since the last one was so long, and it is a perfect one to end the month of ‘thanks’ and ‘praise’ to Jehovah. <BR> <BR> This next hymn is not that known except for its doxology which was originally used as a prayer every ... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:23:57 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/21/15 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> November 21, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Most of us who watch TV or go to the movies are familiar with the word ‘spin-offs’ as they are called. Such is the same for this next hymn study, because the author of his particular hymn was inspired to use the medieval Jewish doxology from centuries earlier to create his own spin-off. <BR> <BR> In the years approximately 1135-1204, a Jewish scholar, Moses Maimonides... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:10:50 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/14/15 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> November 14, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Living in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, it is easy to appreciate the ‘Wonders’ of God’s creation, and yet I am still in awe of its beauty! This must have been true for Folliott S. Pierpoint when he penned the words to the hymn “FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH” in 1864. <BR> <BR> Pierpoint was twenty-nine when he wrote this hymn as he contemplated the beauty of the... Sat, 14 Nov 2015 10:20:22 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/7/15 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> November 7, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week and the ‘thankful’ month of November. <BR> <BR> This week upcoming will be Veteran’s Day, the Vietnam Memorial Dedication and also the birthday of the United States Marine Corps. These celebrations, of course, are in honor of our brave men and women that have made sacrifices to serve their country for the sake of “Freedom”! <BR> <BR> That is why I have been inspired to write a s... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 08:01:14 EST Healthy Holiday Recipes As our weight loss program is a year long process, and we know the holidays are very hard on us. Let us help each other with a tried and true healthy solutions that we can use to stay on track during the coming holiday seasons. <BR> <BR> SWEET POTATO-PECAN CASSEROLE <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> Cooking spray <BR> 3 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 5 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks <BR> 1/3 cup honey <BR> 1 large egg <BR> 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon <BR> 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg <... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 22:26:37 EST Holiday Family Traditions With the holidays coming, I am always interested in how other families celebrate the holidays. As my son has moved out of town, and our parents have gone to their heavenly reward, our family holidays have changed. I am happy to hear that my son and his family will be coming in for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know they are going to change now since we have a grandson, and hopefully many more in years to come! So tell of your family traditions! Wed, 4 Nov 2015 22:15:07 EST November Devotions “A Devoted Slave of Jesus” <BR> A <BR> Scripture Reading — Romans 1:1-6 <BR> Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus . . . — Romans 1:1 <BR> I can become too familiar with some phrases in the Bible, like this one: “a servant of Christ.” When that happens, it’s easy not to pay much attention. Eugene Petersen, in The Message, his contemporary language version of the Bible, treats those words this way: “I, Paul, am a devoted slave of Jesus Christ on assignment. . . .” That catches my ­attention. <BR> Ca... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:09:39 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 10/31 HYMN OF THE WEEK, with History and Inspiration <BR> October 31, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> Last Saturday, we had discussed the plight of the Martyrs and a hymn study that was based on them. This week, <BR> I have chosen a hymn by an author who found great comfort in serving those who were less fortunate and whom she felt needed the simplistic comforts of knowing our Saviour Jesus. <BR> <BR> Ever wonder why certain people are stricken with a debilitating dis... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 09:28:06 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 10/24 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> October 24, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week. <BR> How old were you when you first accepted to follow Jesus? <BR> I was forty-two back then and very desperate at the time, in need of ‘spiritual’ guidance. <BR> <BR> When we read about the Apostles and their lives from the Scriptures, one can learn of their backgrounds and the terrible suffrage that they had endured back in those days. Christians then and now, undergo terribl... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 08:36:02 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 10/17 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> October 17, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> After a rough separation and divorce, then to have to ‘literally’ steal her children away from their father who had removed them from their home, one would think that was enough for this woman to get through. She later had to hold her estranged ex-husband off at gun point to protect her brood. After remarrying years later and starting a restaurant business, leaving her p... Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:35:39 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 10/10/15 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> October 10, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> While reading my devotional book today, the message was from Psalm 119:18, which read, ‘Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law’. So I was inspired to use this theme for the Hymn of the Week’s next research material. <BR> <BR> What a wonderful hymn this next one is, and we would sing it at least once a month in our church, which was sung on prayerful l... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:21:20 EST Disease, llnesses & Depression. Let's talk it out! Many of us have problems in our lives that hinder what we are trying to do. Maybe, if we share and talk about it we can help each other through the rough times toward our goals. You may know someone with this same disorder that you can encourage and in turn that can be motivation for both of you. This information is from the Mayo Clinic . <BR> <BR> Schizoaffective disorder symptoms look like a mixture of two kinds of major mental illnesses that are usually thought to run in different famili... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 17:58:35 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 10/3/15 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> October 3, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> Life can really be hard sometimes. <BR> We have all experienced this, such as divorce, illness, loss of job, and maybe even death with a loved one. How do you get through this? <BR> <BR> Our God cares. HE even cares about every hair on your head! <BR> Luke 12:7 KJV <BR> But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 09:20:05 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK 9/26/15 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> September 26, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome back, to the Hymn of the Week! <BR> <BR> I hope you had a wonderful summer and that you are ready to enjoy reading the biographical information about the people that wrote some of the most beloved hymns from the past. <BR> <BR> As many of you know, I have been given serious news recently by my surgeon, to remain off my feet for a couple of months. That being said, I was watching a movie on TV two weeks... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 07:50:34 EST Inspirational Quotes Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 <BR> <em>531</em> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:30:25 EST 5 Unique Ways to Combine Prayer and Exercise Read 5 Unique Ways to Combine Prayer and Exercise Read <BR> <BR> “Ora et labora,” means “Pray and work,” and often serves as the motto for monastic communities. The idea of combining work and prayer is an ancient one that can be applied today, but with a twist: “Pray and Work Out.” This combination has many physical and spiritual benefits. First, it saves time by combining two activities that are beneficial for body, mind and soul. Secondly, the melding of prayer and exercise is synergistic - wor... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 10:52:59 EST Encouraging One Another Let us be and encouragement to everyone around us, even if that means going out of your way. You'd be surprised how many friends you can make out of those that are down in the dumps. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 09:42:37 EST HYMN OF THE WEEK LOOK FOR THE HYMN OF THE WEEK COMING UP THIS MONTH! <BR> <BR> IS JESUS YOUR FRIEND? <BR> <BR> He's a Friend of Mine: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> John15:13-14 <BR> <BR> Be blessed <em>129</em> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 08:02:33 EST 2nd Week on Giving. Give What Feels Comfortable. 2nd Week on Giving. <BR> <BR> I just came across this verse and it really makes sense. <BR> Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. <BR> 2 Corinthians 9:7 | NIV | <BR> <BR> I think in this verse, God is saying that He prefers you to give what feels comfortable to you and not giving because you have to. He wants us to give because we want to give and not because we are made to give. Sat, 5 Sep 2015 10:22:32 EST Giving: Give generously to him not begrudgingly. Deuteronomy 15:10 Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. <BR> What does that mean? <BR> To me, it means that if you give to someone, whether monetarily, or your time or other ways, you should do it with a good spirit. Don't do it expecting that person to pay you back. In return, the Lord will bless you in that work and everything you do, as long as it is done... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:27:45 EST Psalm 91 King James Version (KJV) Psalm 91 King James Version (KJV) <BR> <BR> 91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. <BR> <BR> 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. <BR> <BR> 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. <BR> <BR> 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. <BR> <BR> 5... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:51:46 EST WORKOUTS TO DIE FOR !! Work Outs from Spark People and other resources.... <BR> <BR> 5 Full-Body Exercises That Save You Time!! <BR> BY Coach Nicole <BR> <BR> When you work out smarter, you don't necessarily have to exercise longer or harder in order to get results. "Lack of time" is the most common reason why people don't exercise, but is that really a good excuse? Truth is: You don't really need a lot of time to get a great workout. Short bouts of exercise—when done right—can give just as much benefit as long... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 15:22:14 EST How Will Your Decision Affect Others? How Will Your Decision Affect Others? <BR> BY RICK WARREN — AUGUST 22, 2015 <BR> <BR> 08-22-15-Essentials-For-Living-How- Will-Your-Decision-Affect-Others_mini <BR> “Each of us will give an account of himself to God. Try to live in such a way that you will never make your brother stumble by letting him see you doing something that he thinks is wrong.” (Romans 14:12-13 TLB) <BR> <BR> One of the biggest mistakes we make in life is forgetting how much our actions influence the people around us... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14:05:22 EST SAY A POSITIVE WORD TO YOURSELF OR A FRIEND TODAY You can do it, you can lose weight and change the way you look at food, yourself and others. All right here on "KEEP WALKING WITH JESUS" & "SPARK PEOPLE". We have the tools and the right attitude to help you get to where you need spiritually and mentally. Stay focused on your goals and help you along the way with the ups and downs that come with any life changing event that occurs in your life. We promise to hold you accountable to learning how to nourish your body and soul right here. So ho... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:57:38 EST PRAISING OUR LORD. <link> </link> Sitting At The Feet of Jesus. ( Oh to be there.)Gaither Vocal Band and Ernie Haas and Signature Sound) (For QUEENMARIE2) <BR> <BR> The following is my Praise Song today. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Who Am I? (Elvis) Sat, 15 Aug 2015 18:19:04 EST Thank you for the invite Singinglady47tn My name is Lori. I am 41 years old and have been on and off SP since 2012. I've lasted longer this time and I believe this time I will make that goal a reality. Thank you for inviting me to your team. I look forward to making friends and supporting each other. <BR> <BR> God Bless, <BR> Lori Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:25:47 EST Insanity is repeating the same thing.. Walking with Jesus is the main thing I can do for my sanity... to turn my will and my life over to Jesus Christ. I am always so ready to turn to my friends and family, without realizing that I have a Wonderful Counselor at my command....that Jesus will be with me through all of my struggles. I am dealing with being unemployed right now. I was doing contract work and had to quit because the woman was not paying me. Talk about taking a leap of faith! However, I choose NOT TO BE A VICTIM OF M... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:17:18 EST Hello Tem I am 57 years old and trying to get my health back. I know that I can only do this through the power of Christ in me. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:37:34 EST 90 DAY STREAK CHALLENGE - ARE YOU UP TO IT? That's right.... you heard me, I challenge you to 90 days of Tracking Everything you Eat, All Your Exercise and Daily Log In's for 90 Day's........ even YOUR SLIP UP'S..... Post your results here and any weekly weight loss. <BR> <BR> Winner's will be awarded according to their streaks. <BR> Thank you for your participation <BR> Jill Mon, 13 Jul 2015 02:30:56 EST WORD ASSOCIATION QUICK, WHAT IS THE FIRST WORD THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN I SAY? <BR> <BR> <BR> say ___________ Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:43:35 EST QUIZZES, PUZZLES & RIDDLES + OTHER GAMES UNSCAMBLE THESE WORDS........... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1.Jaileh _ _ _ _ _ _ <BR> 2.Henteps _ _ _ _ _ _ _ <BR> 3.Ulpa _ _ _ _ <BR> 4.Bamhara _ _ _ _ _ _ _ <BR> 5.Lisas _ _ _ _ _ <BR> 6.Anho _ _ _ _ <BR> 7.Raash _ _ _ _ _ <BR> 8.Nana _ _ _ _ <BR> 9.Ossem _ _ _ _ _ <BR> 10.Utist _ _ _ _ _ <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 01:02:10 EST UN-SCRAMBLE THESE WORDS CHALLENGE 1.Jaileh _ _ _ _ _ _ <BR> 2.Henteps _ _ _ _ _ _ _ <BR> 3.Ulpa _ _ _ _ <BR> 4.Bamhara _ _ _ _ _ _ _ <BR> 5.Lisas _ _ _ _ _ <BR> 6.Anho _ _ _ _ <BR> 7.Raash _ _ _ _ _ <BR> 8.Nana _ _ _ _ <BR> 9.Ossem _ _ _ _ _ <BR> 10.Utist _ _ <BR> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 00:58:45 EST ~~DAILY CHAT ROOM~~ How is your day going? Talk it over here.... went over on your calories, you can tell us or if you need a little pick me up. We are here. <img src=""> Tue, 7 Jul 2015 01:04:25 EST WE MUST STAND leaving this group if you want to know why you may come ask me :) Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:37:38 EST Prayer Request I read all your prayer requests and I will pray that Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus helps you all in your times of need. I pray that you all get the support and comfort needed. I pray that the sick either get healed or that their treatments work. Those dealing with loss I offer my comfort and pray that you receive strength and comfort. <BR> <BR> I also need your prayers was just informed that my 72 yr old mom was being prepped for surgery at this moment and am praying that all goes well for... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:14:43 EST Prayer of a Father to St. Joseph for His Children Saint Joseph, you were the foster father of Jesus and taught the Son of God everything from virtues to woodworking to how to pray. You protected him from harm, found him when he was lost, and provided for him as he grew up. Teach me how to be a good father. Show me how to practice and teach my children the virtues of faith, hope, and love, courage, obedience, and love for the poor. As they grow up and choose their direction in life, lead me in giving them good advice. Let my children see me p... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:12:24 EST BIBLE QUESTION! WHEN DID JESUS SHOW ANGER??? <BR> <BR> DID THIS HAPPEN ONLY ONCE? <BR> <BR> AND GIVE THE REFERENCE(S).... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sat, 30 May 2015 11:32:05 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 5/30 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> May 30, 2015, Member’s Choice <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week and Member’s Choice. <BR> <BR> Today’s hymn study will be on the delightful ‘Member’s Choice’ called “THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE”. It was not originally composed as a children’s poem. <BR> <BR> Once again I had to rely completely on the internet for my research on this author of my next member’s choice hymn. Even though she wrote many published hymns I was unable to fi... Sat, 30 May 2015 09:29:38 EST NIV or New American Version of the Bible needed Can any member direct me to an Android App that will read the NIV or an New American Version of the Holy Bible to me as I take my walk that does not require a WEB or Internet Connection to work, I have a couple that work as long as I am connected to the Internet but I live in a 2G area and they keeps pausing for a long time to catch up. <BR> <BR> I already have a KJV that works exactly like I want, but I would enjoy and learn more from a NIJ or New American Version. <BR> <BR> Please let me... Thu, 28 May 2015 11:21:44 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 5/23 HYMN OF THE WEEK <BR> May 23, 2015, Memorial Day weekend. <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> This Memorial Day weekend, I felt it fitting to choose a patriotic hymn for our study. <BR> <BR> Did you ever wonder what it must have been like for the pilgrims to have first landed on these shores and first explore the wonders of our beautiful lands? How lovely the unspoiled country sides must have been. In spite of the harshness, I am so blessed to live here In the Adirondacks ... Sat, 23 May 2015 08:37:11 EST SUMMER S.P.A.R.K. CHALLENGE - YOUR BODY/HIS TEMPLE Are you ready for summer and to break free from the fitness/health frustration cycle? Are you ready to claim this summer for your body and His temple? Let’s join together in prayer and commitment. The challenge starts June 1, 2015, but the praying starts today. If you are ready to do this, let me know that you are willing to join me in the healthiest summer ever. Know that I am praying and cheering each one on. I will be posting exactly what this challenge is all about soon. I know you will ... Mon, 18 May 2015 19:05:57 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 5/16 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> May 16, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> This next hymn, I must admit, I have never heard of and I found it to be fitting for this day which celebrates ‘Armed Forces Day’! <BR> <BR> Today we come together as a Nation to celebrate and thank all our ‘Military Members’ both past and present for their service! They voluntarily step up to the challenge and put their lives on the line to defend our ‘Constitution’ again... Sat, 16 May 2015 08:38:40 EST New Here Good morning! <BR> I am praising God that I have found this group. I love when God puts something right in front of you. This morning singlelady47's sparkpage was featured in an email I got from Sparkpeople. Anyway, my name is Debbie and I live in Lancaster County, PA. My husband and I have been married for 31 years this fall. We have 3 children ages 27, 28 and 30. We are empty nesters :-). I have had weight issues forever. I no God wants me to honor Him in my journey so I can share my story ... Thu, 14 May 2015 07:02:40 EST Hello Hi all, <BR> Despite my rather scary sounding user name, I am normally quite cheerful and very friendly, except when any of my symtoms surface and I need a time out to get it together. <BR> <BR> I am a very spiritually minded person and I love film, reading, cardio workouts, veganism, nature, animals and birds, etc. I was a foreign language major in college 30+ years ago so am an international person, I love clothes food and jewelry from around the globe. <BR> <BR> Oh and my user name do... Sat, 9 May 2015 20:10:31 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 5/9 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspirtation <BR> May 9, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Have you ever experienced an earthquake? <BR> I have. What a terrifying experience to have the earth moving underneath your feet! <BR> <BR> When you get out of bed in the morning it always feels good to put your feet down on a firm surface. <BR> <BR> Psalm 18:2 THE LORD IS MY ROCK, MY FORTRESS AND MY DELIVERER. <BR> <BR> This next hymn was one of my Pastor’s favorite. I c... Sat, 9 May 2015 07:38:33 EST CHRISTIAN POEMS THAT GLORIFY JESUS !! "Who Do You Say That I Am?" is a Christian poem submitted by Sylvia Gillham. In one woman's words, the poem describes her Savior, Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> Who Do You Say That I Am? <BR> <BR> Wondrous as the wind in its gentleness and fury <BR> Holy as you're separate, yet deeply connected to me <BR> Outside my understanding in the mystery of your being <BR> <BR> You laugh with me, you cry with me, clothed in humanity <BR> Ointment to the wounds of life <BR> Umpire of my soul <BR> <... Thu, 7 May 2015 03:09:38 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 5/2 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> May 2, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> According to Thy Gracious Word, I will remember Thee. <BR> Remember Thee, Remember Thee. <BR> I will Remember Thee. Luke 22:19 <BR> <BR> These heartfelt words were penned by the composer James Montgomery, in this next hymn study called “ ACCORDING TO THY GRACIOUS WORD”. <BR> <BR> How painful it must have been for both parents and a six-year-old child alike, to say goodbye... Sat, 2 May 2015 07:32:03 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 4/25 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week, and the Member’s Choice. <BR> <BR> Most women composers of hymns, were not recognized in the early years of the Church. Especially that of Catholic women living in convents, because of their vows of humility. While most of the Catholic liturgical music published today is till composed by men, the number is slowly increasing by women. One woman in particular, is that of Suzanne Toolan, who has become ... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:12:33 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 4/18 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> April 18, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> THY WORD HAVE I HID IN MINE HEART, THAT I MIGHT NOT SIN AGAINST THEE. Psalm 119:11 KJV <BR> <BR> The Book of Psalm in the Bible is the longest and for some, the most loved of all. It is one of mine. As for the hymn and music composer Ernest Orlando Sellers, he wrote an entire hymn around that chosen Book. <BR> <BR> Sellers did many different things in his life, but he alw... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:15:12 EST What has the Holy Spirit helped you with this week The Holy Spirit has helped me get back into the Word and make it my focus all day. <BR> Thanks to Pastor Rick Warren's podcast I listened to which helped me shift my focus to what is most important in my life.....God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit! <BR> <BR> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 01:48:24 EST Thanks for the invitation Hi, <BR> <BR> I received an invitation a few weeks ago and joined but then went way off track over Easter in connection to anything that involved a healthier lifestyle -- including neglecting my Bible reading <em>39</em> . I began a personal challenge yesterday of 7 weeks to winter, and trying to be more involved on spark as part of that, and saw another invitation to the group today - checked and I'm a member already <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I really like this part of the invitation I r... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:48:58 EST BIBLE QUESTION Which of the apostles rebuked the Lord? <BR> <BR> God bless. Mama Judy Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:28:15 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 4/11 THE HYMN OF THE WEEK <BR> April 11, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Would you have been ‘saved’ without hearing the “Word of God”??? For some it took miracles, or death of a loved one, or a tragic event to bring them to their knees. For many it took war and spending time in a ‘fox hole’ to reach out to the Lord! What brought you to ‘Salvation’? Did you hear the Word of God from a friend or loved one. <BR> <BR> Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hea... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:32:15 EST MOVE IT MUSIC This topic is for those of you who are not limited in your mobility. So are you ready? I will post some workout music for you every other day. Sometimes it will be 20 minutes of oldies and sometimes workout videos. <BR> <BR> So let us start with a Denise Austin workout video. Have FUN. Hugs, Mama Judy <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sns=em </link> Thu, 9 Apr 2015 00:37:20 EST SAVE CALORIES BY EATING THIS INSTEAD OF THIS SparkPeople Smart Substitutions Chart <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Instead Of: <BR> <BR> Try: <BR> <BR> Calories Saved <BR> (One Serving) <BR> <BR> mayonnaise (1 tsp) - mustard 54 <BR> New England clam chowder - Manhattan clam chowder 60 <BR> soft drink (1 can) - water 100 <BR> cream of chicken soup - chicken noodle soup 140 <BR> guacamole salsa 46 <BR> buttered popcorn (1 cup) - airpopped popcorn 108 <BR> regular potato chips (1 oz) - baked potato chips 90 <BR> potato chips (... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 13:47:06 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 4/4/2015 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> April 4, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week, and Resurrection weekend. <BR> <BR> Upon answering the question of an inquiring young Jewish student, Alfred H. Ackley was inspired to compose the words to this next beloved hymn called “HE LIVES”. The very question was, “Why should I worship a dead Jew?”, upon which Ackley emphatically responded, “why, Jesus is very much alive!” Ackley was basing his answer upon Scripture, personal ... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 07:42:45 EST Good Morning Everyone! I'm Vic and we would like to offer everyone a FREE Adult Home Bible Study in English or in Spanish by mail. If you are interested, send me your name, mailing address and phone number. God Bless YOU! Vic. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:01:09 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 3/29 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> March 23, 2015, Member’s Choice <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week and Member’s choice. <BR> <BR> This week’s study will be on a more recent hymn and composer. It is at the request of a Team Member and has been on a long list of request’s. If you do have a hymn request, I add them on a first come basis and only research them on the last Saturday of each month. They must not have already be on a previous composer studied. <BR> <BR> J... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:47:45 EST AT THE FEET OF JESUS I am doing something tonight that I rarely ever do by putting up a new topic but I have something that the Lord has placed in my heart that I need to say. <BR> <BR> You all know that I have been having health problems which in turn has caused a deep depression to come into my life. I love you all so much that I must say this.There is a place we can go to find peace. <BR> <BR> Tonight I was laying here suffering from pain physically and emotionally as well as spiritually. Through the te... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:17:07 EST Core workout can cause muscle soreness <BR> Many popular workouts that aim to strengthen your arms, legs, and abs give short shrift to many of the muscles that form your body's core (the group of muscles that form the sturdy central link connecting your upper and lower body). Strong core muscles are essential to improving performance in almost any sport — and are the secret to sidestepping debilitating back pain. <BR> <BR> If you haven't been working your core muscles regularly — or if you challenge yourself with a new set of ex... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:24:00 EST Hello and Thank You! Hi and Thank You for such a warm welcome on my page!! The most important relationship in my life is the one I have with Jesus Christ. I'm a wife, mom, mom-in-law and we have a grandchild due in a few months. I'm very excited to be here! Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:00:58 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 3/21 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> March 21, 2015 <BR> <BR> FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR, BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE AND OF A SOUND MIND. 2Timothy 1:7 <BR> <BR> As Christian citizens, it is our responsibility to be courageous and to seek the truth. Such is the example set by one citizen named James Russell Lowell. <BR> <BR> Famed American poet, critic, diplomat and editor of The Atlantic Monthly, Lowell wrote a poem that later became a much loved and famous... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:24:59 EST Healthy Substitutions On this weight loss journey, we all have trigger foods that we have to stay away from, however the more we try to avoid it, the more we want it. So lets try and find substitutes for the foods we need to avoid and find replacements for what is good. If you have such a substitute please share with the team here. <BR> <BR> Let's look at milk. There are many choices, Whole Milk, 2% Milk, Skim Milk, and other alternatives like Silk Almond Milk. Let's compare Whole Milk with Silk Almond <BR> ... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:42:17 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 3/14 HYMN OF THE WEEK, With History and Inspiration <BR> March 14, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> Dear Team members: After reading the research for this next hymn, I must tell you how much I have truly enjoyed my responsibility here on the Team. Researching the ‘old’ hymns has given me an enormous insight to what some of these composers have felt and experienced, and for that, I am grateful. <BR> <BR> Immediately after finishing the study of this hymn called “STAND UP... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 08:55:42 EST trying again hi <BR> I have been away for a long time but appreciate all the backup you have given me in the past. My name is Sandra and I am again trying to lose 112 lbs. i have loss and gain loss and gain.I was very depresse and crying alot until I took it upon myself to reduce medicine I was taking and since I did I feel somewhat better.I think the Lord led me in that direction and I am so happy as I know He is working with me so I am going to give it another try. I thank Him everyday for being so pat... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:13:40 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 3/7 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> March 7, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> March is such an important month in History. That being stated, I thought this next Hymn would be most fitting to research. After all, over five-thousand women marched on Washington, D.C. for ‘equal rights’ over woman’s suffrage! So many historical events happened, that Franklin D. Roosevelt made his first Inaugural address to restore confidence in the American people during... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 07:54:30 EST POST IT ..... DON'T EAT IT!! When your ready to binge or want to eat something you know you shouldn't. Throw it away and get on your computer and start writing right here..... in this forum. Let us know just how bad you wanted to eat that snack or to binge. But instead you made the right choice and found something else to take your mind off of it. You have utilized your team and Jesus! Glory be to God... that we have each other to rely on. Isn't that wonderful. Come we can do this with prayer, each other and through the ... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 22:53:45 EST WHAT ARE YOUR NON-SCALE VICTORIES Let us know how you are doing on your non scale victories. Remember it isn't just about weight loss. It is also about toning, firming and those health numbers the doctor wants to see coming down as well. Fri, 6 Mar 2015 22:47:41 EST my back yard Here is my back yard after last night's snow. <img src=""> I sure hope it is the last snow. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 22:36:33 EST SPRING " S.P.A.R.K." CHALLENGE - Are You Up To It As a Leader, I am issuing a SPRING challenge to you. It's going to involve several parts. Keep yourself accountable by logging in sometime over the entire week & weekend, and let us know about your progress. <BR> <BR> ---S: Spring and fun. Add 60 minutes or (more) per week of exercise to your regimen. Spring-- is the Beginning of a fresh New Start for Everyone!! You can recreate you eating plans. No more Hot Chili, Huge Bowls of Soup to stay warm. But nice spring salads and sandwiches on a... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:18:26 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 2/28 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> MEMBER’S CHOICE <BR> February 28, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to Hymn of the Week and Member’s Choice. <BR> <BR> To finalize the month of February with our Member’s Choice, is a very popular hymn and a wonderful devotional, called “Sweet Hour of Prayer” written by William W. Walford. <BR> <BR> Although it has been told that there was another Wm. Walford, who had composed a similar hymn, he was neither blind, nor uneducated. For this composer w... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:37:14 EST 7 Steps to Take When Life Doesn't Go Your Way ~~ 7 Steps to Take When Life Doesn't Go Your Way ~~ Dr. Roger Barrier <BR> <BR> Editor's Note: Pastor Roger Barrier's "Ask Roger" column regularly appears at Preach It, Teach It. Every week at Crosswalk, Dr. Barrier puts nearly 40 years of experience in the pastorate to work answering questions of doctrine or practice for laypeople, or giving advice on church leadership issues. Email him your questions at <BR> <BR> Dear Roger, <BR> My life is not turning out at all... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:05:34 EST INSPIRATIONAL SONG FOR THE DAY! SWEET HOUR OF PRAYER: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> This vocalist is "Pitch Perfect" Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:50:46 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 2/21 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> February 21, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week, as we finish this last week’s study this month, on the “Deep Love for the Father” before the final Saturday’s Member’s Choice! <BR> <BR> This week’s hymn has been with great anticipation! It is a more recent hymn study, because the composer was born at a later date and died only a few years ago. Also, one of the selections I have chosen to use at the end of this research, was sung... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:14:28 EST Hi, I am Kim Thank you for a great invitation and welcome. This team looks motivated. Every one have a wonderful evening. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:10:05 EST 7 Truths to Make Lasting Life-Change 7 Truths to Make Lasting Life-Change ~ Kelly Balarie <BR> <BR> What do you do when you do "that thing" that you promised yourself you would absolutely - under no circumstances - do? What do you do when you feel crushed inside that you did it? <BR> <BR> Much like Paul, I know what I need to do, but then I do the opposite. I do the exact thing I didn't want to do - and then I feel like pulling my hair out because I did it. <BR> <BR> So, my question to God is, "How do you change when your ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:18:05 EST Lenten Reflections LENT DAY 1 - BACK TO BASICS <BR> <BR> At the beginning of baseball season, the coach has to bring his players back to basics. He has to remind them of the three-point stance, the mechanics of throwing, the timing of a swing, the importance of keeping your eye on the ball, etc. It doesn't matter how great of a season a player had the year before. He has to begin spring training with the basics because before he can do spectacular things in a sport, he must make sure he is doing the simple an... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:00:26 EST Are you a "People of the Cross?" My ex Sister-in-law posted this link on Facebook today. It's a challenge to define just who are the "People of the Cross". So my question to you is simple. By this definition: Are you a "People of the Cross?" <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>he-wake-up-call-to-the-church-that-is-<BR>isis-whos-answering/ Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:21:13 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 2/14 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> February 14, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> As we continue our study of The Father’s Love this February, I was inspired to research the hymn called “O, THE DEEP, DEEP LOVE OF JESUS”. <BR> <BR> One night, while contemplating suicide, and crossing the Hungerford Bridge in London, Samuel Trevor Francis experienced a ‘spiritual awakening’! He reached out and cried to God to save his soul. Right then, he claimed that... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 06:30:18 EST SHARE YOUR FAVORITE HEALTHY PREPARED MEAL Tell us what was your healthiest and favorite meal today! Was it your own recipe or one that you found on Spark People? Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:08:16 EST WORK OUT WITH SPARK PEOPLE That's right, if you haven't started a routine or need an idea on how to get started then you have come to the right place. This forum is for those of you who don't know how to navigate around Spark People or aren't to sure where to start. And for those with limited mobility issues we have a forum just for you, so you don't have to worry about having to keep up. All in all let's get Physical with our bodies in Motion!! Sun, 8 Feb 2015 12:37:23 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 2/7 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> February 7, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> February is the month for lovers. On Valentine’s Day, one shows their love to each other through gifting such as chocolates, jewelry, vacations, etc. But, what of self-sacrifice, such as that of the Father in Heaven. He showed His love toward us by sending His Son to earth to suffer and die for our sins, (John 3:16), to make us whole and cleanse us, (Isaiah 1:18). Also, t... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 08:06:39 EST Birthday Cards for terminally ill 8 year old boy Hey everyone, here is a post I shared on my blog about 8 year old Bubby Everson in Washington who is terminally ill. His parents are requesting Birthday cards for him this year. He loves getting mail so much. He is so cute. <BR> <BR><BR>-request-uplifting-cards-for-terminall<BR>y-ill-son-who-has-cerebral-palsy-autis<BR>m-epilepsy/ <BR> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 03:27:48 EST 8 tips for safe and effective strength training <BR> Strong muscles are important for healthy bodies. One way to keep muscles in shape is with strength training. But performing muscle-strengthening exercises the wrong way can do more harm than good. Here are some guidelines to help you avoid injury and keep your program on track. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Always warm up and cool down properly. <BR> <BR> 2. Use proper form to avoid injuries and maximize gains. You can learn good form through a class or one-on-one sessions with a certified exe... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:07:02 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/31 HYMN OF THE WEEK with History and Inspiration <BR> January 31, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week, and MEMBER’S CHOICE! <BR> <BR> When music publisher Dr. Adam Geibel asked composer Charles Austin Miles to write a hymn text, he requested one to contain special sympathetic qualities to bring hope for the needy and downtrodden dying in hospitals. <BR> <BR> It was in April of 1912 that Charles Miles was so inspired to write the hymn “IN THE GARDEN”, as he read the Scripture verse... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 07:35:41 EST Hi, New Here Hi. My name is Sara! Thank you for asking me to join your team! Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:37:12 EST Finding the Courage to Let Go of the Familiar Finding the Courage to Let Go of the Familiar and Make a Change <BR> <BR> There was this one day when I woke up with a heavy heart and an anxious mind. I realized I could not find something to look forward to for that particular day. I cried in misery. I thought of the 4-year relationship I had. I knew deep down that I was unhappy- the isolation, the lack of energy, the usual things that happen each day. Rolling on my bed, I thought of the regrets, the what ifs, the sad moments collectively ... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:16:50 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/24 HOLY GHOST, WITH LIGHT DIVINE <BR> January 24, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> The next hymn we will study is that of, 1Corinthians, Chapter 13 in the Holy Scriptures. This topic has also been discussed in great detail on one of my Christian Teams. Paul, the author of 1Corinthians discusses ‘Love’ and that of the Holy Spirit. <BR> <BR> The hymn “HOLY GHOST, WITH LIGHT DIVINE” by Andrew Reed focuses on the Holy Spirit dwelling within ones heart and soul. Reed lived... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:27:59 EST I Discovered a New Food! According to a blurb on the morning news about nutrition, we should try to eat a variety of foods to have a well-rounded diet. Well, I've done that all along, although I do tend to stick with the general format for breakfast. Anyway, I love fruit, and I bought a bag of frozen berry medley last week on grocery day. I used up my bag of blueberries, so I finally opened the new bag of fruit. It was awesome! I hope I can find the same thing in another store this week. If not, I'm going to bu... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:55:28 EST Music to move and groove to.... I promised Judy that I would post music to keep up moving while she was gone, and due to my job searching, I completely forgot to do it...My bad....Here is today's 10 minutes music for today! <BR> <BR> Let's start with The Twist by Chubby Checker <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Now have we got the blood moving? Let's go to The Main Event/Fight - Barbara Streisand <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Now let's get into the groove with I Will Survive-... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 03:07:02 EST NAME 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD BE THANKFUL FOR! My life.... I was given a second chance with life saving Brain surgery & a Hysterectomy, after my primary care doctor failed to diagnose two Large tumors. When they were found they were literally found by accident and I was told that I was going to die and surgery was the only option available to me. I was left completely paralyzed on the right side of my body. But the grace of God I can now walk again with the assistance of a cane. <BR> <BR> My Sons are great guys <BR> <BR> My Mother & bro... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:54:05 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/17 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> January 17, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> This next hymn was based almost entirely on the Bible verse Ezekiel 34:26. <BR> The zest and zeal over the spiritual re-awakening by the Holy Spirit of her friends after they had returned from a mission trip to Ireland, caused her to write a poem. <BR> Elizabeth H. Codner was so inspired by the enthusiasm, that and it had such an influence upon her, that when she came a... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:00:43 EST Breakfast Shakes? Two things are true, I am terrible at eating breakfast, and I need to get more protein and fiber. I thought I would try a protein shake for breakfast. I bought a 4pk of slimfast and frankly it wasn't so good. It was too sweet and too thick. I am looking at other alternatives such as Boost, Ensure, Special K. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone drinks these type of things and had a suggestion on which ones actually taste good! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:18:23 EST Praising God and thanking you! Praising God from whom all blessings flow! And He has truly blessed us with a miracle for sure :) <BR> <BR> And thank you all SO much for your continued prayers! I truly believe that they helped work a miracle for my sister. She was more or less 'at the end of the road' on Friday when I requested lots of prayers again and then on Saturday the doctors performed a very risky procedure for her (not risky in general, but risky because of her condition) and they removed 17 lbs! of fluids from he... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:04:42 EST Wanting a closer walk As a newbie I am exploring website,looking for tools and a support system to help me with the journey to health, increased energy and weight loss. I am in dire need of increased self worth, motivation to achieve my goals and RESULTS! Sun, 11 Jan 2015 13:34:39 EST READ A TEAM MATE'S BLOG & POST 2 IT 4 A GOODIE Read a team mate's blog and post an encouraging comment or link and get a team goodie!! <BR> <BR> Just like this!! Grieving ....... Maverick59 <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851068 </link> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:50:22 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/10/15 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> January 10, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Have any of your Christian friends ever said to you that they were touched by the ‘Holy Spirit’? <BR> Perhaps they were compelled or moved to do something because of the ‘Holy Spirit’. <BR> <BR> If not for the many talents of Richard Littledale, a gentleman who translated this next hymn from Italian into English, we may have never heard the hymn “COME DOWN, O LOVE DIVIN... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 06:41:50 EST Vitamin D information 6 things you should know about vitamin D <BR> Figuring out all the factors that can affect your vitamin D level is complicated. Your body makes vitamin D when sunlight hits the skin. You can also get the vitamin from food (mainly because it’s been added; few foods are natural sources of vitamin D) or by taking a supplement. <BR> <BR> The process by which the body makes vitamin D is complex. It starts when the skin absorbs rays in the invisible ultraviolet B (UVB) part of the light spectrum. ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 13:09:15 EST SparkTeam Bonus Points I got 50 SparkBonus points for the team today. <em>244</em> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 13:27:32 EST Hello Hi everyone. I just rejoined SP after a four year absence. I have lost weight with another program but the last year my progress stalled. I knew something extra was needed so I signed up for SP again for a new perspective. God is so good because in the time I have been trying to get healthy, I never really gave it as a prayer concern. I know God answers prayer but I have always felt that my weight loss issue wasn't "important enough" for God. The Lord laid it on RHOOK20047 heart to invite me ... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 12:59:05 EST UP DATE US ON YOUR PROGRESS IN 2015 HERE!! Whether it is your weight, fitness or over all health just take a minute to let us know how you are doing on your Spark Journey!! We Want to Know!! Sat, 3 Jan 2015 13:23:00 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 1/3/2015 HYMN OF THE WEEK with History and Inspiration <BR> January 3, 2015 <BR> <BR> Welcome to Hymn of the Week with History and Inspiration. <BR> <BR> Originally published in a private leaflet, entitled ‘Between Doubt and Prayer’, this next hymn was inspired by the Bible verse John 20:22, “And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost”. <BR> That verse, has inspired many a hymn, along with ‘BREATHE ON ME, BREATH OF GOD’, by Edwin Hatch. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 07:46:54 EST What if Jesus had Twitter This was a cute short article about what bible sayings would be if Jesus had Twitter....for the computer savvy folks..... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>hat-if-Jesus-Had-Twitter.aspx?source=N<BR>EWSLETTER&nlsource=10&ppc=&utm_campaig<BR>n=Inspiration&utm_source=NL&utm_medium<BR>=newsletter&<BR> </link> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 13:29:55 EST HELPFUL SPARKPEOPLE ARTICLES 9 WAYS TO GET MORE OUT OF YOUR DAY <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you always feel pressed for time? If so, you are certainly not alone. Last October, millions of Americans participated in the first annual “Take Back Your Time Day,” a project of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy at Cornell University. The idea arose as a way to make the public aware of the “epidemic of overwork, over-scheduling and time famine” in our society. <BR> <BR> Lack of time can be detrimental to our physical, em... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:47:51 EST Professor Grant Homer Bible Reading System BibleStudyTools has a reading plan for anyone doing the Prof Grant Homer Bible Reading System. If you pick that plan each day it will have the readings on the site for you to read in whatever Bible Translation you want to use. You would just scroll through each reading and mark finished reading once done with the 10 chapters. This makes it easy to read the 10 chapters because you won't have to be jumping around in your Bible nor keep Bible marked. <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 22:06:29 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 12/27 HYMN OF THE WEEK <BR> Member’s Choice <BR> December 27, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to ‘Member’s Choice’. <BR> <BR> Originally a French poem called “Minuit Chretien” (Midnight, Christian) became a Christmas carol well known as O HOLY NIGHT, (Cantique de Noel). <BR> <BR> At the end of 1843, to celebrate the renovation of a church organ, a parish member wrote a blessed and simple Christmas poem. In 1847 the poem was set to music by Adolphe Adam. <BR> It first appeared in text in 1855 in Dwight’... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 06:54:22 EST In Need of Some Christmas Miracles Being that Christmas is the season of our Savior's birth. I also believe it is a season for miracles and my family needs some now. I talked to my mom yesterday and found out some things that worried me so much I can't sleep. She told me that my Aunt Nancy is in the hospital because she has lung cancer. She has already had surgery and the doctors think they got it all and are sending her home today. So the first prayer I that I have for the Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus is to please heal her... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 02:49:10 EST Which Christmas Carol are you? <link><BR>cs/quiz-which-christmas-song-are-you.html </link> <BR> Click on the picture and then scroll down. <BR> <BR> I turned out to be Silent Night! Gee, I thought I was more a Lo Ere a Rose is Blooming....LOL! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:04:22 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 12/20 HYMN OF THE WEEK <BR> December 20, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> As we continue on with less known Christmas carols, and the last one prior to ‘Member’s Choice’, this next selection is perhaps my most favorite one of all! The lyrics are stunning, yet simple in nature and most humbling to the reader. Originally set as a poem, the next study is called “IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER”. <BR> <BR> What took my breath away was the last three words of this amazing Christmas ca... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:19:04 EST How much do you know about Moses? <link><BR>o-You-Know-About-Moses.aspx?source=NEW<BR>SLETTER&nlsource=10&ppc=&utm_campaign=<BR>Inspiration&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=n<BR>ewsletter& </link> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:03:24 EST Christmas IQ Quiz Christmas IQ Quiz <BR> <BR> Dr. Ray Pritchard <BR> Author, Speaker, President of Keep Believing Ministries <BR> <BR> How well do you know the Christmas story? <BR> Most of us know the general outline because we’ve heard or sung it or watched it being enacted in the Christmas programs that most churches offer during December. We know about the shepherds, the angels, the “Wise Men,” the star, the innkeeper, the long journey of Mary and Joseph, the baby in the manger, and we know about the gol... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:52:18 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 12/13 HYMN OF THE WEEK <BR> December 13, 2014 <BR> <BR> This next lovely hymn might never have been written if not for the love of a father and the request of his daughter to have a poem for Christmas. So, on Christmas morning in 1745, John Byrom placed a poem under his daughter Dolly’s breakfast plate, which in turn became the hymn called “CHRISTIANS, AWAKE! Salute the happy morn”. <BR> Later that year, Byron’s friend and organist of a local church worked on the very poem, only to surprise the By... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:05:48 EST LIMITED MOBILITY FITNESS Some of us are limited by our health when it comes to fitness. I am posting an article from Coach Nichole on Strength Training for those with disabilities. Facing total knee replacement surgery in the near future and with my balance disorder, I was interested in this articles and thought that you may like to see it as well is you are disabled in any way. I am copying the article for you. <BR> <BR> By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> People with Disabilities & Handicaps <BR> <BR... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:59:56 EST SPARK YOUR MOTIVATION HERE! Are you ready? Seriously, are your ready to be motivated by someone who never gave up, this 74 year old woman reached her goal and then some. Check out her page! <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827261 </link> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:12:10 EST Jesus is better than Santa Just sharing, my friends... ;-) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure." ~St. John Paul II <BR> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++<BR>++++++++++++++++++++++++++ <BR> <BR> JESUS is Better than Santa! <BR> <BR> Santa lives at the North Pole. <BR> JESUS is everywhere. <BR> <BR> Santa rides in a sleigh <BR> JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water. <BR> <BR> Santa comes but once a year <BR> JESUS is an ever present help. <BR> <BR> Santa f... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:02:53 EST Broken Loose Many people have lost loved ones recently. thrust into the community of grievers, I have not been prepared for life after loss. In the midst of war memories, I have too many that evoke feelings of pain and longing for the loved one that never was. Our family was not a fairy tale family and most moments did not glow with Leave it to Beaver warmth. <BR> <BR> This holiday season I feel boken loose. My grief bursts surprise me and seem to erupt in the oddest of places as a little chip of... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 08:22:26 EST Just Checking In--Week 1 Hello, All! <BR> Just a quick check-in, so I’ll post this to all my teams. <BR> It just hit me earlier this morning that yesterday I completed my first week on SparkPeople, and today is the first day of my second week. I was just pondering how it is going. <BR> First, I worked out at least 30 minutes on 5 of the first 7 days, skipping Saturday and Sunday, which is my plan. <BR> Second, I tracked 5 of the 7 days faithfully. The 2 days I did not track were days in which something knocked me o... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:20:44 EST What is Water???? Hello, All <BR> I’m posting this to a couple of groups, because I’m interested in getting a bunch of feedback on this question. As the topic indicates, my question is simply, “What is water?” <BR> To clarify, for tracking and health purposes, what can I track/count towards my water total: only pure H-2-O, or any liquid that I drink? I drink a lot, but not a whole lot of pure, unflavored water. <BR> So, would you consider my morning coffee (with Splenda and a touch of half and half) to be tr... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 12:58:53 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 12/6 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> December 6, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> There are endless hymns and carols each Christmas season to be enjoyed, some more familiar than others. So, my thoughts are to dwell the next four Saturdays of December on the less familiar Christmas hymns starting with “CHILD OF THE STABLE’S SECRET BIRTH”. <BR> <BR> I, myself have never heard of this hymn, as beautiful as it is, and it was originally written as a famil... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 07:56:17 EST Hello, All (My Introduction) Hello, All! <BR> <BR> My name is Tom, and I'm brand new to Spark People. Today is my second day, and I've eaten fairly well and done some light exercise both days. <BR> <BR> I'm a 49-year-old guy living in the desert north of Los Angeles. I have an awesome wife, and 3 terrific young kidlets, aged 7, 9, and 11. I have been a Christian since I was a kidlet myself, and attend a non-denominational (formerly Baptist) Church. <BR> <BR> I've had plenty of experience fighting the weight-loss wa... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 00:42:48 EST One American Evangelical Dad's 25 Rules of Christm Shawn McEvoy is the Managing Editor of He is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Shawn is married with two children. In addition to writing for the leading online evangelical publication, he has also written for fantasy sports and pop culture websites. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm a 43-year-old American Christian male with two kids in "the sweet spot," a lovely faithful wife, and a major crush on Christmas. So I don't know much anymore, but I... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 12:26:43 EST Christmas Jokes Question and Answer Christmas Jokes <BR> <BR> Q: What do elves learn in school? <BR> A: The Elf-abet! <BR> <BR> Q: What's the most popular wine at Christmas? <BR> A: "I don't like sprouts" ! <BR> <BR> Q: If athletes get athletes foot, what do astronauts get? <BR> A: Missletoe! <BR> <BR> Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? <BR> A: Frostbite. <BR> <BR> Q: Why was Santa's little helper depressed? <BR> A: Because he had low elf esteem. <BR> <BR> Q: Why does San... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 09:56:41 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/29 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> November 29, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> This week’s Hymn selection is not necessarily a joyous one about the upcoming Christmas Season. For the birth of Jesus to take place, many had to die. Just the same as many have died continuing on as witnesses claiming and holding fast in their faith to Christ. <BR> <BR> But, alas, these earlier deaths were that of pure ‘innocence’. Whereas, the original name of this E... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:50:22 EST Challenge! Did You Eat 3 Veggie & 2 Fruit Servings <em>306</em> Runs through December 31,2014 ...... Did you eat your Daily serving Vegetables and fruit. <BR> How about adding your Daily water to the challenge? <em>381</em> Yes , we can!! Even through the Holidays, we can do this together!! With prayer, with each other we can do this, if we stick together, <em>381</em> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:59:04 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/22 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> November 22, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Perhaps no greater people are thankful to God than the Dutch, during the first quarter of the seventeenth Century. Suffering for their freedom from the Spanish oppression after many cities had been captured and its people exiled, this hymn “WE GATHER TOGETHER” was to encourage those people. That victory, was almost in sight, and God would receive the Glory! As for Hollan... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:52:54 EST Thanksgiving Jokes For the next few days, I thougth I would arm you with ammunition for jokes pertaining to Thanksgiving... <BR> <BR> Turkey <BR> <BR> Q: Why do turkeys always go, "gobble, gobble"? <BR> A: Because they never learned good table manners! <BR> <BR> Q: What sound does a space turkey make? <BR> A: Hubble, Hubble, Hubble. <BR> <BR> Q: Who is not hungry at Thanksgiving? <BR> A: The turkey because he's already stuffed! <BR> <BR> After Thanksgiving dinner was finished, Mort saw his little broth... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:02:46 EST If you ever felt bad about drinking beer..(vice) Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. <BR> Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. <BR> If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. I think, <BR> "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver." <BR> <BR> Babe Ruth <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> "I feel sorry for people who don't drin... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:37:08 EST Major Prayer Time We just got a call from hubby Clyde's surgeon. The biopsy on the lymph node they removed a week and a half ago was cancer. They are trying to get him in to the oncology clinic ASAP. Hopefully on Thursday when we will be at the VA hospital to get his stitches removed. <BR> <BR> First my lung cancer that cost me the upper lobe of my right lung in July of this year. Now Clyde has cancer. "What next LORD??" My first comment to Clyde after we found out was, "Well we'll just have to trust God ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:43:34 EST Thankfulness quiz..... Got this email today and wanted to share.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>cs/the-thankfulness-quiz.html </link> <BR> <BR> Hope you enjoy.... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:56:50 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/15 HYMN WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> November 15, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Continuing on with our ‘Thanksgiving’ theme, this week’s hymn is “COME, YE THANKFUL PEOPLE, COME”, chosen throughout England in most churches, during the harvest season in the 1800's. <BR> <BR> One of the most accomplished men of his time; author, biblical scholar, poet, preacher, musician, critic, lecturer, and philologist- the Dean of Canterbury, Henry Alford is the study of... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:12:00 EST God power ~ when faith is part of the journey I was reading a success story and was reminded that as we lose weight, we do it as part of our walk in faith. Just sharing an inspirational story, the woman relates her change to God power... Amen! <BR> <BR> here's a link to her story and many others who have lost 100+ lbs. Very inspiring... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>loses-276-pounds-without-surgery/ </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:46:59 EST NUTRITION INFORMATION ONLY Today I am beginning this topic with a Sparkpeople Article about Protein and its benefits. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1963 </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:10:17 EST BIBLE PROMISES Bible Promises <BR> Old Testament <BR> God Promises He Is Our Light and Salvation - (Psalm 27:1-2) <BR> Bible Promise <BR> I am your light and your salvation, the strength of your life. <BR> <BR> Bible Verse <BR> The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell. <BR> <BR> Reading Notes <BR> David wrote this psalm as a ref... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:52:44 EST American Vets Shake a Hand Give them a hand shake today and enjoy <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Never forget.... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:18:08 EST Which unlikely biblical hero are you? I got this in my email today and thought it might be fun to do. My results are below: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>cs/quiz-which-unlikely-biblical-hero-a<BR>re-you.html </link> <BR> <BR> Result: Peter <BR> You are Peter! Like Peter, you tend to speak your mind, ask questions, and rush headlong into adventure. A beloved disciple of Jesus, Peter started as an insignificant fisherman who made his fair share of blunders. But even after denying Jesus 3 times, he s... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:26:58 EST Thanks to our Vets... God Bless and shake their hands to those who lay their lives down every day and if you can read this Thanks a Teacher <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 9 Nov 2014 16:40:59 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/8 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> November 8, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> What is your morning routine? <BR> Most mornings, Christians pray, including, thanking the Lord for all that they have. <BR> But, does one thank HIM for all that they “don’t” have? <BR> On my ‘Sparks friend feed’ this week, some one had posted a quote: “Expect nothing, but appreciate everything”. How those five words say it all! <BR> <BR> Preacher and teacher, August Lu... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 06:31:03 EST WHAT KILLS YOUR MOTIVATION?? What is that one thing that really kills your motivation? I am sharing one of mine today. This is a SparkPeople article. IT IS SO VERY TRUE. What is something that throws you into a tailspin with your journey to a healthier you? Be honest, now. Love y'all. Mama Judy <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1625 </link> Fri, 7 Nov 2014 07:03:41 EST Bible Word of The Day <BR> Bible Word of the Day(From Daily Devotionals website: Daily Bible Online) <BR> <BR> Bible Vocabulary <BR> Backsliding (Falling Away from the False, False Profession of Faith) <BR> <BR> Meaning and Usage <BR> Backsliding is a term which refers to a deliberate turning away from faith in God. It's used in reference to Christianity today, but was also applied during Old Testament times and was the condition the prophets warned both the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Southern Kingdom o... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:47:42 EST Useless trivia It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times! <BR> <BR> Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years. <BR> <BR> Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end. <BR> <BR> If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. <BR> <BR> Zero is the only ... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 11:43:53 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 11/ 1 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> Twenty-second Edition, November 1, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the twenty-second Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> Do you remember your first love? <BR> Are you thankful for your Salvation? <BR> <BR> With Thanksgiving a mere twenty-seven days away, there is so much for us to be thankful for. Living here in these United States, our list is endless. We enjoy so many freedoms that many other Nations perhaps, some of our very own Team members, do not... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 07:41:43 EST How has God blessed you? He give His only Begotten Son, that I may live! <BR> <em>304</em> <em>459</em> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:48:23 EST Self CPR I don't know if this is true and will do some research into this, but I was blown away by this information and figured if it is true, I would pass it on. Stay tuned for my research. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is REAL. It could save your life and many others. So be a friend and send this to lots of people! <BR> <BR> <BR> What are you to do if you have a heart attack <BR> while you are alone? <BR> <BR> If you've already received this, <BR> It means people care about you. <BR> <BR> The J... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:18:45 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 10/25 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> October 25, 2014 <BR> MEMBER’S CHOICE <BR> <BR> Welcome to this week’s Hymn and Member’s Choice. <BR> <BR> This week’s Member’s Choice is “BE THOU MY VISION”. <BR> <BR> This traditional Irish hymn, is a favorite in most churches around the globe. The hymn has an unknown poet, set to a Welsh tune arranged by composer David Evans, with the original composer also unknown. <BR> <BR> It is told that the poet may have been the very words of Da... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:33:57 EST Family Through Christ Team - Leader Resignation Hi Everyone! I will be starting a long-term substitute teaching position beginning next Monday which is supposed to last through early-mid-December. After that, at the beginning of next year, I may be resuming studies in my Master's Degree. Therefore, I have to change my priorities. While I will pop in now and then on well-established teams, I don't have time to lead a team, and I won't be able to post on the team message boards every day. Please don't worry about me. I fully intend to ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:53 EST Which American Saint do you most relate to? Here is an online quiz to see which American Saint you are most like. I matched with Elizabeth Ann Seton. I will have to look up information on her. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>aint-are-you.htm?utm_source=CFFList&ut<BR>m_medium=email&utm_content=201410&utm_<BR>campaign=catholic-faith-formation </link> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:18 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 10/18/14 HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> October 18, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to Hymn of the Week. <BR> <BR> During this fall season, enjoying the changes of the crisp morning air and beautiful surroundings of the Adirondack Park, one can see the presence of God everywhere! I wish you could all join me here to dwell in this astounding beauty! Before I had accepted the Lord as my Saviour, I only saw colors and trees, now I see pure beauty that is beyond explanation..... I cannot imag... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:38:07 EST Which disciple are you? A priest friend of mine sent this to me on Facebook and I thought I would bring it here, provided it works. After I answered the questions, it told me I was like Nathaniel. I need to read up on him and see if that is a good thing or not. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>h-disciple-are-you </link> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:20:52 EST Up Date Us On Your Weight Loss Let us know how it is going, how far you have come in Christ and in your weight loss journey!! WoW us with your success... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:58:06 EST Newbie here Ty all for writing and encouraging in the words you post on here....I lift up my hands and ask God to bless everyone here today and know we are never alone because the Lord says He will never leave us nor forsake us"...,I love those words! Have a blessed day/ night! Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:33:13 EST Be gone for a bit and Prayers welcomed.. Howdy Folks.. This is Old Jane Writing to let you know I am getting ready to pack the car and fix a early Dinner and spend about a hour with my Husband and his brother before I get some shut eye. I will be leaving EARLY in the morning to beat the traffic in Washington DC.. My first stop will be my Cousin Eugenia in NC and this will be a Hoot.. We have not seen each other in almost 40 years.. Coned a picture of her and family and just replied to her.. I am not a size one and 95 lbs.. Still lo... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:07:05 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK 10/11/14 SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> October 11, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the Week! <BR> <BR> In spite of what I mentioned the last Hymn about the Thanksgiving Theme, I chose to recognize our Naval Military this Hymn due to the fact that it is Columbus Day Weekend and Monday is when the US Navy was established. So I thought it would be appropriate to go with a nautical mix in with the hymns worshiping the Lord. <BR> <BR> ARE YOU ANCHORED IN YOUR FAI... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:08:38 EST Fight... A must to see.. I never knew who this was.. sat beside the youngest son on a plane ride.. and was listening to this video.. It is a must to see.. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>m_source=GodTube%20Must-See%20Video&ut<BR>m_medium=email&utm_campaign=10/09/2014 </link> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:28:12 EST This article appeared today, when I wasn't at work This article was distrtibuted at work today, when I was working at home, in our health benefits magazine. I knew it was going to happen but not when. Sparkpeople don't have a means of uploading a PDF format file. So I converted it to Word so I can copy it here. So the formatting is not too good. <BR> <BR> <BR> For those who have seen Bob Hook <BR> (MGTS Infrastructure Analyst) around the <BR> Fenton campus, you’ve probably noticed <BR> that there is a lot less of him to see. Bob <BR> ha... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:02:12 EST If life is a game, These are the rules, I found this little inspirational movie quite simple but informative. Hope you enjoy it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>is-a-game-these-are-the-rules/?utm_sou<BR>rce=silverpop&utm_medium=email&utm_cam<BR>paign=ecommerce&utm_content=10_08_14_S<BR>T_WS_ILIG_Movie_Corporate&spMailingID=<BR>21548422&spUserID=NzkyMjA0MTg1NjIS1&sp<BR>JobID=420533882&spReportId=NDIwNTMzODgyS0 </link> Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:03:01 EST Song for the day.... I know I am not as good as the Singinglady47, but I have been missing her selections and I wanted to share this one that I found. It is the Battle Belongs to the Lord by John Michael Talbot...Hope you like it....Bob <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 18:37:09 EST God don't want you to go to Church.. <link> </link> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 14:45:28 EST Video that needs to be shared Cancer is a word we have learned to fear.. I am a Survivor and this is one mans story.. But It Is His timing and His Will that things go the way He has Planed.. Not Thy Will but Thine.. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>Leaves-Behind-an-Unforgettable-Video-2<BR>58.html </link> Sun, 5 Oct 2014 20:57:40 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK! HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> October 4, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Hymn of the week. <BR> <BR> This is the start of the fall season and my favorite time of year! I miss my old church. The one that I was baptized in. The name was Calvary Baptist and my pastor was Dave Strong. He died years later of cancer, several months after he retired. I tell you this because I had to leave that church due to discord, and I miss the fellowship there very much. I attend another pla... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 06:45:49 EST Singlady Says Wake up Listen up and play song.. This will light a fire and get you where you need to be this morning.. If you do not think so look who posted.. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 09:41:22 EST JUST FOR 9-30-2014 This 3 minute retreat from Loyola University is so beautiful today I just had to share it with. Blessed are the Peacemakers. (We need this one in our world today) God bless. Judy <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-a-peaceful-heart.htm?updatedate=9/29/<BR>2014%206:30:02%20AM&utm_campaign=3-min<BR>ute-retreat-daily-email&utm_medium=lin<BR>k&utm_source=email-link </link> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:34:30 EST DO YOU TAKE VITAMINS OR SUPPLEMENTS. For those of you who do use the Sparkpeople Nutritional Tracker, do you check to see if you are getting everything you need in your diet. Weekly totals of the vitamins and minerals as well as fats and cards and proteins are shown at the bottom of the tracker. My shocks me everyday. I never reach my goal on most of them and go over usually on Sodium. You can learn a lot about how well you are eating by referring to that chart and also the daily report you can access for nutrition. I think I a... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:11:22 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK! SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> MEMBER’S CHOICE! September 27, 2014 <BR> <BR> Welcome to Saturday's Hymn of the Week and the “Member’s Choice” . <BR> <BR> It has finally happened! The week when I would not be able to find very much information about a composer or lyricist. This is dreadful because it is also at a member’s request! But I was able to find the hymn with a short history and the hymn itself has such meaning relating to the sacrifice placed upon our... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 07:07:32 EST Prayer I prayed yesterday for the first time in a long time. I really got honest with God and told him what was worrying me. God hasn't responded to my prayer yet but there's not a doubt in my mind that he will in His time not mine. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:59:49 EST FAVORIE VERSE/THOUGHTS ON VERSE/PRAYER May the blessings of the Lord guide, protect and be with you always! Have a beautiful and blessed day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> Verse: <BR> <BR> Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. - Colossians 1:27-28 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> Thoughts on Verse: <BR> <BR> Christ lives in me. Until I can become completely lik... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:10:25 EST THERE IS NO GOD LIKE JEHOVAH!! Just a topic to warm your heart and probably bring some tears. Father God, please protect our military as they fight for freedom. In Jesus name, Amen (Thanks Jill) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> These Are the Days of Elijah (U.S. Marines) w/some lyrics. <BR> <BR> <BR> Pray for our military. Have a blessed day. Judy Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:38:03 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK! SATURDAY'S HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> September 20, 2014 <BR> <BR> Ever nod off in church? Or just wandered off with your thoughts of lunch or what TV show is coming on, or Super Bowl Sunday??? <BR> <BR> As her mind wandered while sitting in the choir loft, Elvina Mabel Hall struggled to pay attention to her pastor’s sermon about how Jesus paid all that HE had FOR HER!!! She listened and then started to scribble down some words to a poem on the flyleaf in the front ... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:49:37 EST A-Z FAMOUS BIBLE MEN AND WHAT THEY ARE KNOWN FOR. ADAM - BEING THE FIRST CREATION MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:12:41 EST QUICK!!! WHAT IS THE 1ST WORD THAT COMES TO MIND. Thunderstorm Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:53:18 EST 3rd LETTER STARTS A NEW WORDS. Your word is elEphant (Can be any number of letters over 3.) Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:51:09 EST Have you ever wondered why..... In this thread, let's talk about life's little ironies, such as.... <BR> <BR> Why do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters? Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:25:20 EST URGENT PRAYER REQUEST This topic is being added as a place URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS only. Please do not place Urgent Prayer Requests on the Team Wall. Of course all prayers are urgent requests but sometimes need more immediate attention than others. (Example; A critical or serious illness, accident or death in the family, etc.) If time is of the essence, please post the request here. Thank you. God bless, Judy. <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:32:24 EST TODAY'S SPARK! TODAY'S SPARK! <BR> Lead By Godly Example Today! God Bless YOU! Vic. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:31:45 EST A Morning Blessing in Song Lord, let us always remember to start our day with You and know that we are yours and we need not fear what the day may bring. Amen <BR> <BR> <BR> YOU ARE MINE (David Haas) <link> </link> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:26:24 EST SATURDAY'S HYMN With History and Inspiration <BR> HYMN OF THE WEEK With History and Inspiration <BR> September 13, 2014 <BR> <BR> As we continue to study the great ole hymns, they all depict the necessary command the Father placed upon our Saviour Jesus, at the Cross on Calvary. These hymns are so strongly written with the heartfelt emotion of their composers, that it is very hard not to become emotional when listening to them. If you have truly ‘accepted’ Jesus as your Lord, than you understand what I mean as you listen to the hymn “... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 06:37:31 EST WORDS OF WISDOM! WORDS OF WISDOM: TODAY’S THOUGHT! (In English, also available in Spanish) <BR> 9/11 Thu <BR> This woman pictures every person who does not know Jesus Christ as Savior. The lost are defiled by a blood disease. They inherited this disease from Adam. This condition has plagued the lost person since they were born. It is a condition the sinner can’t make better or change on their own. Many lost people spend their entire lives searching for meaning and help for their condition, but instead o... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:41:56 EST WHAT DID YOU DO THAT WAS SPECIAL FOR YOU TODAY? We should all do something everyday that is a "just because" thing. Something nice for yourself or something for someone else that made you feel good that you did it. Today, I talked with a friend I have not talked to in a while. It made me smile. I hope she smiled also. Did you make someone smile today? Maybe yourself? Be good to yourself and pass it along. God is good all the time. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Judy Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:32:08 EST The Weekly HYMN With History and Inspiration! Hello Dear Friends of "Keep Walking With Jesus" Team. <BR> I would like to introduce to you, a new topic I have created on another site that I would like to share with you here. I do extensive research on old hymns, one at a time that inspire me, and then give you the information along with a good sample of the music. You are more than welcome to comment here if you wish or not! I will post you a new hymn each week. I spend many hours doing the research online and also with research books and... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:05:20 EST It's been a while... Forgive me, it's been a while... <BR> <BR> Hiya. I'm Doña Cyndy M. I'm a rare creature with an attitude to boot. I'm a curvy lady with a passionate heart. Don't let my innocence fool you, I'm a former Correctional Officer. Yes, I have 3 shank marks proving how important life really is. I've seen and done pretty much everything that can be done here in Houston, Tx... I'm preparing for the next part of my journey... A move to California... <BR> <BR> I've been extremely busy and time is precio... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:37:26 EST TRIED AND TRUE RECIPES Please post a tried and true recipe that you have used and recommend for other teammates. Please try and make sure that it is a healthy choice recipe and if it is a recipe from SparkRecipes use the add a link button to post the URL. Also please include the nutritional value if possible. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:06:05 EST SLIP-UPS AND STRATEGIES We all have them. You know we do. Did you slip up today? If so, what was your slip-up today? Tell us what the circumstances were and together we can find solutions and strategies to help each other. Whether it is an uncontrollable craving or an emotional situation or peer pressure or even a punishment that you inflict on yourself. Let's work it out together and make alternative habits so that it become controllable. <BR> <BR> Today, I got too busy to plan and became frustrated and ate FOU... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:32:48 EST A new recipe have you tried that is worth sharing I am in a rut in what I cook and am always looking for new things to try. Let's share some recipes that are healthy and tasty. If you get it from Spark Recipe, include the url for quick access. I'm getting hungry already. I shared with Dari a couple of weeks back for a Tropical Grilled chicken recipe th as t was great. It had a salsa that had mango, pineapple, and kiwi, that was very good. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=674249 </link> <BR> <BR> B... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:11:59 EST WHAT IS YOUR GOALS OR FOCUS FOR THE DAY? PLEASE LIST YOUR MAIN 3 GOALS OR FOCUS FOR THE DAY UNDER THIS TOPIC.... <BR> Thank you, Judy, Bob and Jill Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:45:35 EST Spiritual Weight Loss Quiz I found this on another site, and thougth I would share it. It didn't seem to have any right or wrong answers, but I think was intended to make you think about weight loss and spirituality. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Do you think weight loss has anything to do with spirituality? <BR> __ No. I don't think God cares what people weigh or look like- he cares about our inner selves. <BR> __ Sort of. Weight loss and spirituality are both about self-improvement. <BR> __ Yes. Our bodies are temples, so ta... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:40:22 EST OLD TOPICS <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> ANYTHING WITH A LAST POST DATE BEFORE 4-15-2014 PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO. THESE ARE ALL BEFORE THE TEAM WAS REACTIVATED AND WE DO NOT WANT TO CONTINUE THOSE TOPICS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. JUDY Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:10:27 EST Amber Alert, Urgent Prayers Needed. I'm calling out for prayers from around the country. I grew up in a small town in North Florida and an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing boy, Leo Walker. He is autistic and is believed to be endangered. Please send prayers for his safe return. Thank you, Rachel <BR> <BR> The News Report is below: <BR> <link><BR>14/story/9-year-old-autistic-boy-remai<BR>ns-missing-thursday-live-oak </link> <BR> <BR> Amber Alert: <BR> <link>www.fdle.state.f... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:03:48 EST Hello from Kansas posted wrong,,, new post in INTRODUCE YOURSELF :( sorry Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:41:24 EST JOINED TODAY AND LOOKING FOR ENCOURAGEMENT Hi everyone my name is Allison and I just joined the team today. I joined SP a few days ago and I am very excited. I am 49 yrs old, married with 3 children ages 10, 11 and 23 :) I was raised a 7th Day Adventist. For several years I have struggled with both my weight and my faith. I was sexually abused as a child by a church elder and my weight has always served to make me feel safe from unwanted attention and just a barrier to keep people at bay in general. I am very outgoing, positive and ch... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 19:20:00 EST Dealing with Depression and Anxiety <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <em>414</em> <em>403</em> <BR> <BR> Losing weight and achieving a healthy lifestyle is difficult. This is even more so for those struggling with their mental health. <BR> <BR> One of the hardest things about my own struggle with weight has been how to cope when I'm stressed out. I find that I turn to food to comfort me, to soothe m... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 18:11:58 EST Surviving Trauma <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <em>459</em> <BR> I was struck when I learned that 25% of all women (and 20% of men) in our country and across the world have been victims of sexual abuse or assault. What is more alarming is that, on average, these experiences happen for the first time before we turn 10. <BR> <BR> Rates of violence against children is equall... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 18:06:02 EST Life After Disease. <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <BR> Hello, <BR> I wanted to create a place for those who are currently struggling with disease, has survived or are caring for someone that is ill. Please share your stories, your struggles, your advise and your support here. <BR> <BR> While I was battling cancer, and again this year as my mother struggled, ... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 17:58:45 EST LIST 3 THINGS THAT YOU ARE THANKFUL FOR Name 3 things that you are Thankful to Jesus for. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 15:41:09 EST ENCOURAGING ABC'S Start with the Letter B and use a word to encourage...... <BR> <BR> A - Affirmation Thu, 7 Aug 2014 15:27:02 EST CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO 3O MINUTES OF FITNESS <em>244</em> The Goal is No less than 30 minutes of fitness daily and at least 10 minutes <BR> if that is all you have time to squeeze in. <em>306</em> <BR> Thu, 7 Aug 2014 15:18:57 EST BIBLE TRIVIA - TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE!! Come one, come all let's challenge each others knowledge of our Lord!! <BR> <BR> Did Jesus baptize the people that followed him? YES OR NO Mon, 4 Aug 2014 22:19:26 EST New Member of the Team Hi everyone My name is Elaine not new to Spark but new to the Team I was invited by one of team Leader we bean friends for a long time her Name is MONIKA, I walk everyday in the gym,on the beach,I walk the stairs,I walk the mall,I also do the elliptical machine,I just get back from a short vacation and while I was on vacation I gain some weight and need the Motivational support ,I am Married with one Son and one Granddaughter and another Granddaughter on the way, <BR> I know I can do it be... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 18:20:49 EST FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH! FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Sun, 8/3/2014 <BR> Mark 3:31-35 <BR> ARE YOU IN THE FAMILY? Lesson 17a <BR> <BR> I want you to get this scene in your head. Jesus is teaching in the city of Capernaum. He is surrounded by a vast multitude of people. Most of them are there to hear what He has to say because they are fascinated by His message and by His miracles, (v. 20). These people are there to hear the Lord. Others are there to find fault with Jesus and His words and works, (v. 22). T... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 16:08:39 EST FAVORITE VERSE FROM THE PSALMS Psalms 8:9 (KJV ipd) O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> O Lord our Lord. (A Capella) Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:04:24 EST I joined (again) yesterday I have tried this so many times, but somehow I always just drop it. Not that I fail, I just don't participate like I should, try going it alone and then I fail. <BR> <BR> My nickname is Kayne, I live in New Hampshire, and I am senior citizen. So, I have some of the complaints that most seniors have, plus one that I hope I share with others, namely - laziness. I just have a hard time tearing myself away from my sedentary hobbies. Because I did in fact, watch what I ate yesterday, and I ... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:05:28 EST Diet ABC's with Bible Verses I created this several years ago and thought I would share (especially since I am reading through it again). <BR> <BR> Accountability (really see your lifestyle and habits as they are, be accountable for them!) <BR> Proverbs 12:17 - A truthful witness gives honest testimony, but a false witness tells lies. <BR> <BR> Baby Steps (It didn’t pack on overnight, some habits were learned over the course of years so take it slow) <BR> 2 Kings 20:10 - "It is a simple matter for the shadow to go f... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:37:07 EST Quick -what is the 1st word that comes to mind? exhilarating Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:18:41 EST To Juice or Not To Juice? (I need some info...) Hey everyone! I hope that you are all doing well and glorifying the Lord today! I thought I would confide in y'all, my new friends here, about something I'm considering doing. I have been looking up "juicing" and have talked with my doctor about doing short-term (10 days) to retrain my body to crave GOOD food and not JUNK. I just wanted to see what y'all think (if anyone has info on it or has done it) before taking the plunge. :o) I appreciate it! <em>478</em> <BR> <BR> .:*:.Love &... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:33:50 EST CHANGE A LETTER OR FIND ANOTHER WORD IN THE WORD plead <BR> <BR> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:24:33 EST Share your Special Days Let the team know your Birth date(not year), Spark Anniversary and/or Wedding Anniversary. We would all like to celebrate with you. God bless you all. Judy <BR> <BR> Birthday: October 21 <BR> Spark Anniversary: Originally not known/Most recent October 23, 2013 <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:25:07 EST Working it out to work for Him! Hey everyone! My name is "Fiona" and I'm 27. Been married to one of God's most wonderful creations for about 1.5 years! :) We have prayerfully decided to wade into the waters of teen ministry and I need to get this body healthier so I can keep up with them! We also would like to have little ones of our own someday, and to do that in the shape I'm in just isn't healthy. I work as a secretary and nurse aide in a rehab facility and my husband does lawn maintenance. Really, we need to get h... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 11:15:23 EST My favorite song I so enjoy the group the Rochesters. After hearing a few of their songs I'm sure you will join my enthusiasm for their sound and message. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:57:01 EST Good morning Good morning one and all. My name is Donna and I reside in the Northwest Ohio area. I have been on spark for years. I've lost 40 lbs since joining the slower way but none-the-less it's 40 lbs and I've learned a wealth of information on here and about myself. I'm recently (5 wks ago) recovering from a full right knee replacement. I was previously at 10000 steps per day. When my knee came lose (I had it replaced six years ago) I dropped my steps down to 6000 per day due to the pain. I ha... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:49:38 EST 3rd letter starts a new positive/ affirming word chAritable Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:57:45 EST Prayer Requests - PLEASE post here. In an effort to make this topic current, beginning today, please place your prayer requests under this Topic. Thank you. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:41:51 EST Newbie I hope I'm going about this right. I'm Mia, and only by God's grace have I survived the past few years. Now I'm on a journey of losing weight and good health, but I know the most important part of that journey is my relationship with the Lord. I hope to make new friends here along the way! Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:03:27 EST Answer a bible triva ? then Ask a bible trivia ? When Christ returns, those who are saved will meet him where? Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:00:46 EST Father's Day Prayer Happy Father's Day! <BR> Dear St. Joseph, protect and care for our fathers, living and deceased. You know the joys and challenges of fatherhood...the excitement of the first steps of a child, the joy of sharing quiet moments in prayer with a child or talking about why the sky is blue or where the clouds come from. You taught Jesus a trade and watched him grow to young adulthood. You learned to believe in a God who is Father and who provides for us, even when you had to flee to Egypt to protec... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 08:39:39 EST NEWBIE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INVITE JUDY!!! MY NAME IS STACY ..ANYONE WANNA ADD ME TO THERE GROUP OF CHIRST MINDED FRIENDS PLEASE DO!! LOVE TO ADD YOU ASWELL!! LETS CHAT..LEAVE ME A MESSAGE ..IM UP FOR ANYTHING! <BR> <BR> PEACE & GOD BLESS!! Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:45:56 EST Proverb Of the Day This is my Proverb of the day. What would be your favorite? Post here. <BR> <BR> <BR> Proverbs 22:6 (New American Standard) "Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it." <BR> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:59:11 EST Z - A Bible (persons,places ,things,topics, etc) Z = zeal Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:12:53 EST Thank You Team! To everyone on the Keep Walking With Jesus team, I would like to say thank you! Your motivation and support are very much appreciated. I just can't get over how lucky I am to have been invited to this team. Before the invitation l felt so alone in my struggles, but you all changed that. <BR> <BR> I've grown so much in a short amount of time that it just amazes me. Without your support and advice I would still feel like that fat, lost girl that's to insecure to speak up for what she feels is ... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:21:11 EST Prayer For My Sister in Christ Please say a prayer for Marsha today and any time she comes to mind. <BR> She is a dear lady I attend church with. <BR> She has been diagnosed with cancer, not sure what kind. She starts treatment this week. <BR> Our God is so much bigger than cancer, or any disease or trials we face! <BR> God Bless! <BR> Judy L Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:52:16 EST hi, i'm new I'm new here; I'm in my fifties and have trouble obeying God in my food. I'm looking for encouragement to stick with obedience to God. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 20:00:29 EST Share Your Goals And Success Stories Here! We will start with me. My name is Judy (formerly known as Judi), I am from Nashville, TN and three years ago I weighed 357 pounds. One morning, I walked from my living room to the kitchen with my back and knees hurting and unable to breathe and I leaned over the cabinet and said out loud, "Judi, if you don't do something you are going to die." Then I begged Jesus, our Lord, to help me lose only 5 pounds. I was at my wits end. So I turned it over to Jesus and began to try to lose 5 pound... Fri, 30 May 2014 13:30:00 EST Will power <link><BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=38 </link> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:55:57 EST accountabili y/prayer/and support solicited :) Hello all! I am an (almost single) mother of 2. I am 36, I work full time, and seasons are changing in my life. Life took a sudden twist and so I push even harder to become the mom and woman of God, that I am supposed to be. I am on a journey of health. Mind, soul and body. I need help! big time! I have been part of spark for a few years, but never really made connections with anyone. This time, I think this is key!!!! So if you'd like to share your story, help me through my journey, e... Wed, 28 May 2014 16:09:01 EST Thank a Soldier I saw a man going into the store as I was coming out.. I reached out my hand and I saw the Vietnam War Vet on his hat.. I said thank you for your service.. He looked at me and cried.. He said when he came home no one would give him a job and there was no welcome wagon.. Get out and make a few calls and thank them for their service.. I saw Grace today in his face.. Listen if you dare.. grab a tissue .. Vets are human and deserve thanks.. <BR> <BR> <link> Sun, 25 May 2014 16:45:59 EST This is how I like to Fly.. <link><BR>dant-Does-the-Coolest-Thing-to-Relax-P<BR>assengers-2925.html?utm_source=newslet<BR>ter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3-4-2013 </link> Thu, 22 May 2014 13:55:46 EST Thank a Soldier <link> </link> <BR> <BR> And if you can read this.. Thank a Teacher also.. Mon, 19 May 2014 17:29:27 EST A word that begins with last letter of this word. Dictonary Mon, 19 May 2014 08:32:36 EST Friends are hard to find <link><BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=22 </link> Thu, 15 May 2014 07:27:32 EST FITNESS CHALLENGE: 20 MINUTES DAILY Post your fitness here, whether it is walking, running, jogging, strength training, yoga or chair exercises. Have fun while doing them, lose weight and share with your team family <em>381</em> Mon, 12 May 2014 19:58:02 EST Doing Better but.. For all those who that have been tossed away and feel as if they could not be the person God has put before you.. I have been through waters too deep and felt like I had no one,, Well listen to this and know everyone even someone who thinks they need to hang their head.. My husband took on all my kids and God has Blessed every step we have taken.. be careful little thought and watch something bloom,, Do not pass up this song.. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 9 May 2014 15:30:53 EST Good Shepherd Sunday This Sunday is one of my favorite weeks of the Liturgical year. Good Shepherd Sunday. I will get to cantor two of my favorite hymns this weekend. The first is Shepherd Me O God! <BR> and the second one is Your Grace Is Enough <BR> <BR> I have included them for your listening pleasure. Have a great day! Thu, 8 May 2014 07:50:02 EST New to the group Thank you for the invitation to the group. I accepted the Lord as Savior when I was 8. My husband and I have been serving the Lord in India since 1980 working with the hearing impaired. I love teaching in our boarding school for the hearing impaired. I have 4 children and expecting my 7th grandchild. God bless, Ruth Wed, 7 May 2014 04:46:19 EST Mrs Mooyman I like to consider myself an old soul. There is not much new about me. I love old homes, old furniture, and have old standard values. I don't tend to relate well to people my age. I get more along with the older people than the younger. I am a wife and a mother of three. My job is to care for the house and our children along with my two nephews. I am a very busy person, but fight daily with weight. I am in no way a lazy person yet can't seem to lose the weight. I believe this is due to some d... Tue, 6 May 2014 23:54:53 EST Share your tastiest healthy meal every day! I am always looking for delicious food, as well as healthy food. Would your share each day your favorite meal with me? It would be nice if it were also easy to prepare, but whatever...let's hear it! I will share too! Sun, 4 May 2014 11:01:12 EST Health Tips NEVER LET THE SCALE DETERMINE YOUR SELF WORTH <BR> <BR> How many times have you stepped on the scale, full of hopeful anticipation, only to be disappointed by the number staring back at you? Suddenly, that great feeling of accomplishment you had vanishes. And you feel like you have just let yourself again, you failed. No matter how hard you try, you can't lose weight. WHY even bother, sound oh so familiar? <BR> <BR> Many of us who are desperately trying to lose or manage our weight, the sc... Thu, 1 May 2014 14:19:25 EST :) I have always been a little nerdy and have become such a girly girl the last few years. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:47:58 EST Hey! Trying to trust God but only seeing the mountain ahead. Yesterday, I got a call from the nurse at my doctor stating I was pre-diabetic. So, I know I have a whole diet change (already stopped drinking diet cokes/cokes two weeks ago). I am a single mom to one eight year old girl. After researching a bunch since then, I still am no closer to knowing what I should and shouldn't eat and what will be a good grocery list to use (plus I don't really like to cook). All I see is my grocery budget ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:43:58 EST fund raising I am thankful for the Muscular Dystrophy Assoc, we went to a Walk a Thon at a local mall, raised over 100,000,000. So amazing that so many people came to support people like my husband! Got to see a lot of old friends! Thank you God for all the sponsors! Again, it was uplifting, exciting and amazing! Deb <em>239</em> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 15:00:26 EST Hi there Thank you for the team invite. I used to be on Spark people left and now I am back. I want to loose 50lbs. So that I feel better and have more energy. So nice to find a Christian team on this site. I will keep the team in my prayers. We all just have to remember. WE can do ALL things through Christ that strengthens US. Have a good day everyone!!! Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:20:40 EST Giggle and Grin Today's Funnies Tim Hawkins on the side today... Enjoy and laugh much Give Christ the Glory Just me Jane <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>xCYshv0 </link> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:42:07 EST HI I'm Terri I wanted to introduce myself and join this group.I have been a christian since the mid sixties. I was raised in a christian family and have tried to raise my family in the same way. I hope to be able to inspire others and be inspired through this group. I get most of my exercising through walking so this sounded like a great group. I hurt my knee 3 weeks ago so I just starting walking again. It wasn't through the walking that I injured my knee it was through other intense work outs. Ple... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:52:44 EST Encouraging ABC's List uplifting words to help each other on our "weigh" to a healthy life. <BR> beginning with A - Z Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:04:52 EST Hi I am a child of God - Debbie Thank you Singinglady47(Judy) Survivor61(Jill) for the lovely SparkGoodie and welcome. I am 63 (yes and still a child in one way - His Daughter). I live in beautiful San Diego and worship at the the best place in town - Maranatha Chapel. I belong to the Greeters Ministry which I discovered when Jesus transformed my heart to love others again. I had been numb for such a long time, even though I was born again on Easter 2000. <BR> <BR> I spent nearly 25 years working at a major Technology com... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:47:05 EST