SparkPeople GOD'S AMAZING GRACE! Team Messageboard Any person totally committed to Jesus and not ashamed about it. Wanting to get healthy while keeping God first in our lives. SparkPeople GOD'S AMAZING GRACE! Team Messageboard 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 10:04:52 EST Share a Hug <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ticon&Form=IQFRDR#a </link> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 02:42:24 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for March 2015 You did a great job this past month so I encourage you to join this month for losing between 3 and 5 pounds and or maintaining your weight within 2 pounds of your optimal weight. So who is onboard with me? Let's do it and get back to a healthy weight. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 02:10:31 EST March Daily Hi's for Emoticons <em>524</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 01:48:12 EST Monthly Team Challenge for March 2015 Good Evening Team <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all your hard work for February's Team Challenge, keep up the great work. I encourage you to post your results so I can give each one of you who participated your Spark Goodie Award. They will come out this week... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin another new month and I am encouraging you all to keep up with your daily fitness and eating healthy, remember to post your daily Nutrition and Fitness results daily. <BR> <BR> Let's Keep Pushing Ahead ... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:46:53 EST March Chat Cafe` 2015 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> Cheering you on for a fantastic Month ahead...Let's be the best we can be for Jesus and keep pushing, sparking and shining for Jesus... <BR> <BR> I encourage you to come onboard for March's Team Challenge which is posted and ready for you to join... <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:42:16 EST Easter Devotions for 2015 The following Easter Devotions are made available from <BR> <BR> Rejoice over new life with more than 40 Resurrection-themed devotionals that run from Ash Wednesday through the Celebration of Jesus Christ's Empty Tomb. Happy Easter! <BR> <BR> Let's prepare our hearts for Easter and Celebrate the Risen Savior! <BR> <BR> All That Matters vs. All I Live For - Easter Devotional - Feb. 26, 2015 <BR> <BR> by Shawn McEvoy, Managing Editor <BR> <BR> He has risen, ju... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:12:38 EST February Daily Hi's for Emoticons <em>524</em> Team let's go... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 04:37:33 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for February Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate those who joined this Mini Challenge in January, good job everyone... <BR> <BR> Hope you will join me in another Month of either Losing Weight or Maintaining your Optimal Weight Range within 2 and 3 pounds and Jump onboard and Lose between 3 and 5 pounds this month...I cheer you on, <em>306</em> <em>192</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> So who is onboard, and what are you joining for, Weight Loss and or Weight Maintenance? <BR> ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 04:33:31 EST February Chat Cafe` A Brand New Month to Spark and Shine Brightly for our Lord, let's be the best we can be and stand together meeting our goals... <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 03:55:01 EST Monthly Team Challenge for February 2015 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> We are on the thresh hold of a brand new month, let's make February a great month of meeting our goals and being the very best we can be. <BR> <BR> I have 2 Team Challenges for you: <BR> <BR> Team Challenge 1 Fitness <BR> <BR> Team Challenge 2 Nutrition <BR> <BR> This month I am challenging you to raise the bar and be the best we have ever been. Let's push ahead and strive to raise the bar higher with challenging ourselves to greater heights! <BR> <BR> Le... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:41:43 EST Food Game: Yum or Yuk Applesauce... Yum <BR> <BR> Tapioca ?? Thu, 8 Jan 2015 07:06:50 EST January Daily Hi's for Emoticons <em>524</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 02:34:44 EST January Chat Cafe` Happy New Year and God Bless you all... <BR> <BR> Looking forward to another year sparking with you all. Just posted our new January Team Challenges for January 2015, Hope to see you there! <BR> <BR> Let 's Keep Sparking on, <em>381</em> Together... <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>412</em> <em>409</em> <em>252</em> <BR> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 02:29:21 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for January 2015 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> You are have done a great job in both maintaining your weight and or losing between 3 and 5 pounds. I cheer you on for making this brand new month one where you will stand with me and work at either losing the weight you need or work at maintaining your optimal weight that is best for you. As for me I'm onboard in maintaining my weight within 3 to 5 pounds of my optimal weight. <BR> <BR> So who is with me? Are you ready to join and work at staying at a healthy w... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 02:23:50 EST Monthly Team Challenge for January 2015 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> We are entering into a brand new year with new opportunities and new possibilities. <BR> <BR> We are the temple of the Holy Spirit. We are responsible on how we take care of these bodies, what we put into our bodies the Lord has given us. <BR> <BR> His desire is for all His children to be the best that we can be. Let's enter this New Year 2015 using the tools that have been provided to be successful in our journey of becoming the best we can be in Mind Body... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 02:21:13 EST Sharing Daily Successes & Or Struggles Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> I'd like to encourage you to post and share your successes and or struggles you are facing/achieving on a daily basis. This is where you can share your own personal journey of pressing on to a healthier you. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to hearing from you. This will be an exciting journey as we all stand together supporting, offering suggestions and helps...Let's see how the Lord works in each of our lives to His Glory! <BR> <BR> Let's Stand Together and <em>38... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:42:48 EST Christmas Daily Devotions for 2014 The Following Devotions are brought to you via the following website: Hope you don't mind me sharing them with you here, and hope you enjoy them! We did this last year and I remember you enjoying so thought we'd do it again this year... <BR> <BR><BR>istmas-devotionals/ <BR> <BR> A Countercultural Christmas <BR> <BR> by Sarah Phillips <BR> <BR> "Brothers and sisters: You know the time; it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep. For our salv... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 03:00:46 EST December Chat Cafe` Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> Cheering you on for a productive month ahead, keep up the great work, you are all doing <em>250</em> I'm so thrilled to see you all working hard and raising the bar to your personal best...We Can Together in God's Strength.. <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 02:30:17 EST December Daily Hi's for Emoticons <em>524</em> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 01:09:03 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for December 2014 You all have done so well we will continue on with our Weight Loss and or Maintenance of Optimal Weight Range...I challenge you to either lose between 3 and 5 pounds or maintain your weight and or within 3 pounds of your desired weight... <BR> <BR> So who is onboard? Let's do it... <em>381</em> 1 step at a time Together... <BR> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 00:51:38 EST Monthly Team Challenge for December 2014 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> Here we are with a brand new month starting tomorrow. Let's get started and let's push ahead in God's Strength..... <BR> <BR> This month I'd like to Challenge you to walk this journey with me for a healthier body in December.... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Challenges for you... <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> Drink between 6 and 8 glasses of water per day <BR> Eat between 5 and 8 servings of veggies per day <BR> Stay within your calorie range daily <BR>... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 00:48:06 EST Commented on Member Blog <em>244</em> sure did and several Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:04:12 EST Have You Read a SP Article Today? Yes and several <em>244</em> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:57:43 EST November Daily Hi's for Emoticons <em>524</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:54:37 EST November Chat Cafe` Cheering you on for a great month ahead, let's raise the bar to our personal best...We can do it 1 step and 1 day at a time... <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>215</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:38:31 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for November 2014 You all have done so well we will continue on with our Weight Loss and or Maintenance of Optimal Weight Range...I challenge you to either lose between 3 and 5 pounds or maintain your weight and or within 3 pounds of your desired weight... <BR> <BR> So who is onboard? Let's do it... <em>381</em> 1 step at a time Together... <BR> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:51:59 EST Monthly Team Challenge for November 2014 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Here we are another new month coming & another opportunity to push ahead and reach our goals and be the best we can be...I know you can do it, you have done so well on your October Challenges, <BR> <BR> If you haven't yet filled in your days for October's Challenge I encourage you do it, there is still time. Your Team Awards will be coming out this weekend for your accomplishments! <BR> <BR> So having said that, here are your November's Team Challenges... <BR>... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:50:11 EST New to the Team Greetings, All! <BR> <BR> Thank you for having such a warm, supportive fait based team available to me! <BR> <BR> I struggle with several health issues--diabetes, chronic pain/fibro, and a very stubborn bowel disorder.I trust in God's grace for healing and strength to endure. <BR> <BR> I'm a work at home RN who enjoys te benefits of staying home in a calm, positive work setting. I live in Texas with my husband and 2 cats. <BR> Thu, 9 Oct 2014 20:33:14 EST October Chat Cafe` Good Afternoon <em>524</em> Team, <BR> <BR> Cheering you on for a great Thursday ahead, keep up the great work and keep pushing ahead, this is a brand new month for working on a brand new you, let's Spark On Together meeting our goals. I encourage you to join your Team Challenges for October that your Team Leaders have provided and let's raise the bar to our personal best... <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>215</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <BR> Thu, 2 Oct 2014 19:23:23 EST October Daily Hi's for Emoticons <em>524</em> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:05:16 EST Monthly Mini Challenge for October 2014 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> You all have done a great job with your mini challenge in September, your Team Awards will be posted on your Team Page in the next 2 days. <BR> <BR> I challenge you to come on-board and work with me to lose between 3 and 5 pounds this month and or maintain your goal weight within 2 pounds of your optimal weight for the whole month of October.. <BR> <BR> So who is on-board? Let's do this together... <em>381</em> <em>192</em> <BR> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:49:09 EST Monthly Team Challenge for October 2014 Evening <em>524</em> Team, <BR> <BR> You all have done well with your September Challenges, your Team Awards will be posted on your spark page within the next 2 days. I encourage you to jump on-board and join us for October. Let's raise the Bar to our personal best and see what we can do this month! <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> Stay within my Calorie Range <BR> Drink at least 8 Glasses of Water or more Daily <BR> Eat between 5 and 8 Fresh Veggies and Fruits per day <BR> Strive... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:47:38 EST Does anyone know why I can't add a team goal? I tried to sign up for all four team goals, but I could only get two. I couldn't get the 500 fitness minutes or the 1000 SparkPoints goals to register. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:10:50 EST TODAY'S SPARK! TODAY'S SPARK! <BR> Lead By Godly Example Today! God Bless YOU! Vic. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:33:53 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 08:44:33 EST FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH! FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Thu, 9/11/2014 <BR> Mark 5:22-34 <BR> THE CASE OF THE RUINED WOMAN, Lesson 27b <BR> <BR> v. 24-26 HER SUFFERING <BR> <BR> v. 25 Her Affliction - We are told that she suffered from “an issue of blood”. This literally means that she was hemorrhaging, or bleeding, from some place in her body. The word “issue” means “a flowing of blood”. It may mean that she suffered from a menstrual flow that never ceased. Whatever caused this internal hemorrhage, she wa... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:57:13 EST September Daily Hi's for Emoticons <em>524</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 04:47:42 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for September Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> You all are doing such a great job in your weight loss achievements. <BR> <BR> This month we will strive to lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more and or maintain our optimal weight throughout this month of September...So who is with me? <BR> <BR> Hope to see you all onboard... <em>306</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 04:46:36 EST September Chat Cafe` Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to our new chat café`, pull up a chair, bring your coffee, and let's chat... <BR> <BR> This is where you get to share your thoughts, tell us about your day, your struggles, strengths, anything that is on your mind... <BR> <BR> So come on in and Let's Chat... <em>17</em> <em>106</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 04:25:17 EST Monthly Team Challenge for September 2014 Good Afternoon Team, <BR> <BR> I want to cheer you on your journey and say congrats on a well done job for August. May I encourage you to post your results in your August Team Challenge forum so I can create my list of those who participated and accomplished your goals. It's that time of the month that new Challenges come out and you are awarded for those accomplishments you achieved. <BR> <BR> And speaking of that...Here we are on the verge of beginning a brand new month, new beginnings a... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:11:47 EST Sunday Blessings... This is where you share your day, special services, sermon series, family gatherings and or dinners special events, Sunday outings, anything you do on Sunday alone or with others... <BR> <BR> Looking forward to hear all about your Sunday's each week... <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>4</em> <em>288</em> <em>433</em> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:59:50 EST In Loving Memory of Dorothy (ROZEEROZ1) Good Afternoon My Friend's, <BR> <BR> Friend's of Dorothy (ROZEEROZ1) <BR> <BR> With a Sad and Heavy-Weeping Heart bring news of our beloved Spark Friend and Sister's promotion to Glory. Heaven has received another precious "saint" sister and friend in Christ. Dorothy Johnson passed away to her eternal home Saturday August 24, 2014. She is now free from all pain and suffering and now has been rewarded with a brand new body and is now walking the streets of Glory, walking Hand in Hand with J... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:32:18 EST August Daily Hi's for Emoticons <em>524</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 02:53:40 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for August Hi Team, <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our mini challenge. Let's lose between 3 and 5 pounds this month. You can do it. For those on maintenance please join us, <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> So who is on-board with me! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 02:49:58 EST Monthly Team Challenge for August Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Tomorrow starts a new Challenge for us, I plan to mix things up a bit. This month we will raise the bar and work on increasing our fitness levels. I believe we can do it. <BR> <BR> So no one is left out I will add a nutritional challenge that you can add to any of the Fitness Challenges you pick from. <BR> <BR> Nutritional Challenge: Track calories, stay within your calorie range, eat between 5 and 8 servings or more of fresh fruit's and vegetables per day, drink betw... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 02:16:25 EST 3rd letter starts anything from the Bible Adam Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:57:19 EST Christian Poetry We Matter To God <BR> <BR> As we come before you, Lord, <BR> And worship at your feet, <BR> You pour out your blessings upon us <BR> And meet us in our need <BR> <BR> Whatever we are facing, <BR> We can leave it with you, Lord, <BR> And walk away with confidence <BR> Knowing you will bear it all <BR> <BR> For you are God almighty, <BR> Our God in whom we trust <BR> To unload us of our burdens <BR> And shower us with love <BR> <BR> Lord, you are so wonderful <BR> To care about our lives, ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:05:34 EST Post Something Red <em>540</em> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:16:02 EST July Daily Hi's for Emoticons <em>524</em> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 02:43:10 EST Mini Team Challenge for July Good Afternoon Team, <BR> <BR> You all did such a great job in June with achieving your weight losses and maintaining I am extending this Team Challenge for every new month. We can do this together...Hope to see you on-board. <BR> <BR> So is with me to lose between 3 and 5 pounds in May and or Maintain your optimal weight? <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Together..... <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:21:43 EST Team Challenge for July Good Afternoon Team, <BR> <BR> For this month’s Team Challenge I have 3 Team Challenges for you...I challenge you to raise the bar and join this month, let's push ahead and be successful in our journey for July... <BR> <BR> Please keep in mind you are welcome to do as many and or modify any of the Team Challenges, Fitness minutes and or Exercises to fit within your fitness abilities. Most important here is that we move our beautiful bodies and be as healthy and strong as possible 1 step an... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:19:39 EST Monthly Mini Challenge for June 124 pounds Sun, 1 Jun 2014 21:44:35 EST June Daily Hi's for Emoticons <em>524</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 21:38:27 EST Posting Flags of the World <em>652</em> USA <BR> <BR> Let's see if we can name the Flags or find out where they come from, let's have fun, don't worry if you don't know the name just post the Flag anyway.... Fri, 30 May 2014 01:55:49 EST Team Challenge for June Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Watch for the new posting of our next Team Challenge, this coming month of June we are going to raise the bar by adding more minutes and challenges to our fitness, I will also add a Nutrition challenge also, in the end it will be up to you to chose which challenge you want to work on, you can chose Challenge 1 for Fitness or Challenge 2 for Nutrition, hope to see you all on-board pushing ahead for a great month of June... <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> So who is planning to co... Fri, 30 May 2014 01:40:07 EST What is your Favorite Vacation? Travelling in different parts of Canada, the best trip I took was across Canada via Train, from Vancouver to Toronto and then a road trip via car all over the southern parts of Ontario, a fantastic trip...I love exploring my Province, with visiting Parks, travelling via Ferry Boat enjoying the beautiful scenery on the Ocean and viewing the beauty of all the Mountains we have here, walking along the seawall and spend time enjoying the Beauty of God's Creation! <BR> <BR> <em>433</em> <em>... Mon, 5 May 2014 18:46:38 EST Post on Team Wall? Then Give a Woo-Hoo <em>244</em> Sun, 4 May 2014 02:48:31 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for May Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> You all did such a great job in April with achieving your weight losses and maintaining I am extending this Team Challenge for May, We can do this together...Hope to see you on-board. <BR> <BR> So is with me to lose between 3 and 5 pounds in May and or maintain your optimal weight? <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Together..... <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 May 2014 06:59:59 EST Monthly Team Challenge for May Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> We are beginning a brand new month with new Goals and Challenges ahead. Let's push ahead and decide today to create a "healthy you" we can together... <BR> <BR> You have done a great job in meeting your goals this past month, I encourage you to post your results so I can reward you for your hard work and achievement in April. <BR> <BR> I am hoping you will continue on with our new Team Challenges for May. Bottom line: I am here for you and will stand with yo... Thu, 1 May 2014 06:58:07 EST SP Re-designing Spark Team Pages Spark People is re-designing their Team Pages in the next few days, I copied and pasted the link that was shared. I encourage you to check it out. Thanks Team... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>featur </link> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 02:00:22 EST Suggestions & Ideas for Team Challenges We are coming to the end of April and I am already thinking about our next May Team Challenges. Do you have any ideas of what you want to see in the next Team Challenge? <BR> <BR> Please share and post here; looking forward to your ideas and thoughts. <BR> <BR> This is your Team and I am hoping we can put our heads together and find common ground in finding some great challenges that will both be exciting and inspire us to push ahead and raise the bar to our personal best. We will take a ... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 03:43:00 EST Came back from 2009 I joined SparkPeople in 2008. I was on the site quite a bit. I began to slack off. I went from 155 to 209 gradually as time went on. I have had so many health problems occur. I had Graves Disease that turned to Hypothyroidism. <BR> About 1 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with Lupus & Sjogren's Syndrome. I think I got it under control, except in February. My mom died from Lymphoma. We were very close. It was so hard on me. <BR> Then the end of March, I had a mini-stroke. Luckily, I got al... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:15:55 EST Daily Easter Devotionals God's Plan for the Resurrection - Easter Devotional - April 5 <BR> <BR> By Charles Stanley <BR> <BR> John 16:16-20 <BR> <BR> "A little while, and you will no longer see Me." Jesus repeated these words to His disciples several times. But He could tell by the blank stares on their faces that they did not understand what He had said. <BR> <BR> At one point, He even overheard them debating what He meant by "You will not see me" (John 16:19). These men had been with the Lord for three years. ... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 07:40:01 EST Monthly Team Challenge for April Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> I want to say <em>242</em> to all you who joined our March Team Challenge, you did a great job, may I encourage you to post your final results so I can reward you with your Spark Goodie Award for joining us in the Challenge. <em>141</em> The Awards are being posted on your Spark Pages on Monday, March 31st. <BR> <BR> April is just around the corner and I have a new Team Challenge for us to work on. <BR> <BR> For April I have 2 Challenges: Nutrition and Fitn... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 05:58:01 EST Mini Team Challenge for April Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> I want to say a <em>242</em> to all who have joined March Mini Challenge, you all have done well in accomplishing your weight loss goals. Good Job. Monday March 31st I will be posting your Spark Goodie Awards on your Spark page, may I encourage you to post your final results by Monday 31st. <BR> <BR> April is just around the corner and I have another Team Mini Challenge for us. This month I am encouraging you to loose between 3 and 5 pounds. <BR> <BR> For th... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 05:54:42 EST Up-Words with Max Lucado March 24 <BR> <BR> The Last Supper <BR> <BR> by Max Lucado <BR> <BR> For some, the service of communion is a sleepy hour in which wafers are eaten, juice is taken and the soul never stirs. It wasn’t intended to be as such. <BR> <BR> In Matthew’s account of the Last Supper, one incredible truth surfaces. Jesus is the person behind it all. He selected the place, designated the time, and set the meal in order. And at the Supper, Jesus is not the served, but the servant. It is Jesus who put... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:36:31 EST Have you Read a Team Mates Blog Today? I encourage you to participate in this new link; more importantly visit your friend's blogs and see what they are saying today.....You can just respond with a simple Yes or use an emoticon, it's your choice... <BR> <BR> For me today... Yes, several today <em>244</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:53:59 EST Daily Bread by RBC Without Power <BR> <BR> by David C. McCasland <BR> <BR> In late October 2012, a hurricane-spawned superstorm struck the heavily populated northeastern US, leaving massive flooding and destruction in its wake. During the storm, more than 8 million customers lost electricity. Power outages alone caused shortages of food, fuel, and water, along with the chaos of gridlocked transportation. The howling winds and surging waters left many neighborhoods crushed, flooded, and choked with mountains ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:07:31 EST Count Your Blessings & Say Thank you <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 8 Mar 2014 15:19:38 EST WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY THAT IS POSITIVE ? Today I prepared my lesson for my group tomorrow and baked a Breakfast cake for our snack, and Sparked, a full & busy day, but all good <em>244</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 17:14:31 EST Mini Team Challenge for March Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> You all have done great in your mini challenge for February so I've decided to continue on with this challenge for March <BR> <BR> For those who will join me this month I will give a Gold Star to everyone who participates. <BR> <BR> Who would like to join me this month to lose between 2 and 5 pounds? <BR> <BR> If you are weight maintenance you are welcome to join to maintain your optimal weight... <BR> <BR> So who is onboard for March Mini Team Challenge? <B... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:06:19 EST Spring Word Associations A to Z A--Apple Blossoms Sun, 2 Mar 2014 18:50:46 EST March Daily Hi's Posting for Emoticons <em>524</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 01:58:32 EST Monthly Team Challenge for March Good Evening All <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate you on the fine job you have done in February's Team Challenge, keep up the great work. I encourage you to post your results so I can give each one of you who participated your Spark Goodie Award at the end of February. <BR> <BR> We are quickly approaching March and for this next month's challenge I am encouraging you all to keep up with your daily fitness and eating healthy, remember to post your daily Nutrition and Fitness results. <BR>... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:49:58 EST Post Something Blue <em>380</em> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:53:29 EST Post something Yellow <em>67</em> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:52:50 EST February Daily Hi's for Emoticons <em>213</em> Sun, 2 Feb 2014 01:30:40 EST Mini Team Challenge for February Hi Team, <BR> <BR> You all have done great in your mini challenge for January so I've decided to continue on with this challenge for February <BR> <BR> For those who joined me this month will be receiving a Gold Star for your efforts, good job everyone. Let's keep pushing... <BR> <BR> Who would like to join me this month to lose between 2 and 5 pounds? <BR> <BR> If you are weight maintenance you are welcome to join to maintain your optimal weight... <BR> <BR> So who is onboard for Febru... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:51:08 EST Monthly Team Challenge for February Good Afternoon All, <BR> <BR> We are beginning a brand new month, let's make February a great month of meeting our goals and being the very best we can be. <BR> <BR> This month I am challenging you to raise the bar and be the best we have ever been. Let's push ahead and strive to push the bar higher with raising our Fitness minutes by adding an additional 10 minutes to our daily routine. <BR> <BR> Let's strive to exercise daily for no less than 10 minutes and aiming between 30 and 35 minut... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:48:39 EST January Hi's Posting for Emoticons <em>524</em> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 17:30:41 EST Did you Exercise Today/How Much? yes, 35 minutes today Fri, 3 Jan 2014 12:58:35 EST Mini Team Challenge for January Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Who would like to join me this month for a Mini Team Challenge to lose between 2 and 5 pounds? <BR> <BR> If you are weight maintenance you are welcome to join to maintain your optimal weight... <BR> <BR> As for me, I gained 2 pounds over the holidays, I think it is mostly water retention as some days I can be below by 1 pound of my normal weight...or as high as 2 pounds...I haven't fluctuated like this in about 1 year so want to nip this in the bud and make sure I stay ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 06:15:59 EST Monthly Team Challenge for January Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Here we are a brand new month, new beginnings around the corner for you and for me...Let's get started and let's push ahead in Jesus... <BR> <BR> This month I'd like to Challenge you to walk this journey with me for a healthier body for 2014. <BR> <BR> I have 2 Challenges for you... <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> Drink between 6 and 8 glasses of water per day <BR> Eat between 5 and 8 servings of veggies per day <BR> Stay within your calorie range dail... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 15:36:23 EST Bonus Points for our Team December 17= 3 points <BR> Today 1 point,,, <BR> <BR> In past I have got 10 and 20 points so thought it would be a great new forum for us all to post and see what extra points we can raise for our Team that is added to our Monthly Totals.... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:32:13 EST Christmas Daily Devotionals for 2013 WHOSE BIRTHDAY IS IT, ANYWAY? <BR> <BR> There was once a land that was backward. Everything was switched, everything seemed just a little off-kilter. In this place, the children didn't play football, they played knee-ball. Kids did not go to schools; teachers went to homes. In this unusual place, trees and flowers bloomed in the winter, and lakes froze in the summer. And in this place, a little guy named Jason had a birthday. <BR> <BR> His grandparents came, but he never saw them. His mothe... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 21:26:09 EST December Daily Hi's Posting for Emoticon's <em>524</em> Sun, 1 Dec 2013 02:50:39 EST Monthly Team Challenge for December Good Evening All, <BR> <BR> For this next month Team Challenge I encourage you to raise the bar to your personal best. Let's see how far we can do with aiming for a better & healthier lifestyle. This month's challenge will address both Nutrition, Weight Loss and or Weight Maintenance and Fitness. <BR> <BR> Let's keep pushing and sparking for Jesus, being the healthiest we can be. <BR> <BR> Let's get fit for Jesus... <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> Let's track our Water intake wi... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 23:46:43 EST Today Is This New Forum is about Telling Us what your Current Weather Conditions are like; and or what did you do today? <BR> <BR> For me: current weather conditions are: -1 degrees as of 2:00am with a high of 3 degrees and mostly cloudy throughout the day <em>536</em> <BR> <BR> I plan to have a quiet day, catching up at home and catching up with Spark... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 06:12:20 EST Post Something Green <em>243</em> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 05:02:21 EST Filling in the Blanks A to Z This is a new game where each one starts us off with a sentence about something we like to do, maybe something we like to eat, an activity we like to do, spend time somewhere, read a story about what/who? etc etc... You decide what theme of the story you want to start off with, the fun part is seeing what the next person is going to say as they fill in the blanks... <BR> <BR> Let's see what stories we come up with, see how many fun things we can share, let's have fun with this, you can be as... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 05:20:42 EST November Daily Hi's Posting for Emoticons <em>524</em> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 04:52:11 EST Thanksgiving USA/Word Associations A to Z A---Acorns <BR> <BR> decorating our homes with mini acorns and pumpkins Fri, 1 Nov 2013 04:50:11 EST Monthly Team Challenge for November Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> Here we are another month another opportunity to push ahead and reach our goals and be the best we can be...I know you can do it, you have done so well on your other Challenges, <BR> <BR> If you haven't yet filled in some of your days in October's Challenge I encourage you do it, there is still time. As for me I am filling in October 29 thru to October 31st to finish up my October Challenge. I got behind so plan to fill in my missing days. <BR> <BR> For this mon... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 04:43:50 EST Daily Devotionals for Dieters October 8 <BR> <BR> Isaiah 26:4 <BR> <BR> Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. <BR> <BR> Lettuce! Celery! Low-fat cottage cheese! Yeesh! It never got any more interesting. The same old bland foods got tiresome after awhile. Debbie thought she would go crazy before long. She knew what she was doing was a good thing. She really wanted to lose weight. She wanted to look and feel great. Sometimes she didn't know whether it was going to pay off. She be... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 00:53:36 EST one-week mini-challenge 10-8 through 10-15 Oct.8 Tuesday <BR> ___eat a healthy evening snack under 150 calories-what? <BR> <BR> Oct.9 Wednesday <BR> ___write a blog-title <BR> <BR> Oct 10 Thursday <BR> ___write something nice on someones sparkpage. who? <BR> <BR> Oct.11 Friday <BR> ___listen to sparkpeople radio for 30 mins. <BR> <BR> Oct.12 Saturday <BR> ___read a health a-z <BR> <BR> Oct.13 Sunday <BR> ___track all activity today- calories burned? <BR> <BR> Oct.14 Monday <BR> ___ eat a banana, strawberry smoothie <BR> <BR> __... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 15:24:20 EST October Daily Hi's Posting for Emoticons <em>213</em> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 17:04:46 EST Monthly Team Challenge for October Hi All, <BR> <BR> This month we are getting back to basics, I challenge you all to join this month and see how far you can raise the bar to your personal best. <BR> <BR> I am offering 2 Challenges for October. You are welcome to do both or pick what best suits you...So who is ready for this next challenge? <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> Eat between 5 and 7 Fresh Fruits and Veggies per day. <BR> Stay within your Calorie Range <BR> Drink between 6 and 8 glasses of water per day <B... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 01:39:17 EST Reading through the Psalms as a Team Psalm 1 (NKJV) <BR> <BR> 1 Blessed is the man <BR> Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, <BR> Nor stands in the path of sinners, <BR> Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; <BR> <BR> 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, <BR> And in His law he meditates day and night. <BR> <BR> 3 He shall be like a tree <BR> Planted by the rivers of water, <BR> That brings forth its fruit in its season, <BR> Whose leaf also shall not wither; <BR> And whatever he does sh... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:44:29 EST In Loving Memory It's almost 1 year ago our "Precious Sister and Friend passed into the Presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Today I am remembering my Friend and Co-Leader, Teresa with this loving tribute below... <BR> <BR> Monday, September 17, 2012 <BR> <BR> In Loving Memory of Teresa our Friend, who has passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 1 year ago on Monday, September 17, 2012. <BR> <BR> I will always remember Teresa who shined brightly here on SP, she was a lovely... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:26:42 EST Posting Something Orange <em>147</em> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 21:51:33 EST September Daily Hi's Posting for Emoticons <em>213</em> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 21:47:52 EST Autumn A to Z Word Associations A-------Acorns Fri, 6 Sep 2013 21:43:42 EST We Miss You DLEITHEISER!! Hello Friends, As you are aware, DLEITHEISER (Spark name) and goes by Darlene or Dar has left our team and we need to let her know that we are praying for her and praying that she comes back to the team! Please post your concerns here and if you could send her an email and let her know that you care, I think that, that is what she needs right now! Thank you! Hugs, Rose:) <em>304</em> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 19:09:51 EST strength training in September SUNDAY-REST <BR> MONDAY UPPER BODY <BR> TUESDAY LOWER BODY <BR> WEDNESDAY CORE <BR> THURSDAY UPPER BODY <BR> FRIDAY LOWER BODY <BR> SATURDAY CORE Mon, 2 Sep 2013 00:25:02 EST lose 5 pounds in September starting weight <BR> September 8 <BR> September 15 <BR> September 22 <BR> september30____final weight <BR> <BR> Lose 5 pounds in September-you can do it!!! Mon, 2 Sep 2013 00:22:01 EST Team Challenges for the Month of September Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Here we are almost starting a brand new month, the month of September is just around the corner, kids will be heading back to school, some entering College/University, and some of us heading back to work and ministry... <BR> <BR> Hope you all had an awesome summer holiday with your family. Now it is getting back to brass tacks. Getting back to a proper schedule and eating and exercising properly. <BR> <BR> For this month of September we are going "Back to Basics" <BR... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 18:18:15 EST Hi; I'm new to the team My name is Ronda and I live in Louisiana. I am a 55 year old retired/disabled middle school computer teacher. I have multiple sclerosis, so I can't get around as much as I would like. I have used that as an excuse, but now I've decided to do something about it. Five years ago, I fell and broke my ankle. I had major MS episodes along with the severe break, so I ended up in a wheelchair for a couple of years. Then, I graduated to a walker. Now, with God's grace, I'm only using a walker w... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:05:26 EST exercise minutes for August record your minutes for August daily or weekly Sun, 4 Aug 2013 00:42:44 EST strength training for August Sunday- rest <BR> Monday-upper body <BR> Tuesday-lower body <BR> Wednesday-core <BR> Thursday-upper body <BR> Friday lower body <BR> Saturday-Core Sun, 4 Aug 2013 00:40:31 EST lose 5 pounds in August August <BR> week 1 <BR> week 2 <BR> week 3 <BR> week 4 <BR> final weight:August 31st Sun, 4 Aug 2013 00:36:42 EST Name an Occupation A to Z A for Air Traffic Controller Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:03:48 EST Woo-Hoo If You Love Jesus <em>244</em> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 06:06:18 EST Inspirational Hymns/Stor ries/Poems You Say - God Says- Bible Promises <BR> <BR> You say: "It's impossible" <BR> God says: All things are possible <BR> (Luke 18:27) <BR> <BR> You say: "I'm too tired" <BR> God says: I will give you rest <BR> (Matthew 11:28-30) <BR> <BR> You say: "Nobody really loves me" <BR> God says: I love you <BR> (John 3:16 & John 3:34) <BR> <BR> You say: "I can't go on" <BR> God says: My grace is sufficient <BR> (2 Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15) <BR> <BR> You say: "I can't figure things out" <BR> ... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:05:10 EST EMOTICON YOUR WEATHER <em>259</em> <em>67</em> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 19:08:26 EST ABC WORDS...ENDING IN "Y" A for Apply Mon, 8 Jul 2013 19:05:40 EST Goals & Commitments Greetings Team, <BR> <BR> I have entitled this Forum "Goals and Commitments". I challenge you all to commit to this challenge and write your own Goals and Commitments, Plan of Action that is created especially for you. My plan is posted below. <BR> <BR> So who is with me? Can I count you in? <BR> <BR> I encourage you to "Draw up a Plan" & post your own "Personalized Goals and Commitments" <BR> <BR> I'm also aware our goals may change through the year, and that's alright, let's start p... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 19:00:47 EST SHARE YOUR NAME... My Name is Judith Mon, 8 Jul 2013 18:47:13 EST Praying for Our Prodigals Let's pray for our Prodigals, that we will see our loved ones and those we know who are away from Jesus...Time is short, let's pray for the lost... Let's Pray for Household Salvation... <BR> <BR> Acts 16:31 Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and your household. Mon, 8 Jul 2013 17:58:19 EST Praise Reports Let's remember to leave our Praise reports here to those answers God has provided...Amen! Mon, 8 Jul 2013 17:54:06 EST ARE YOU HAPPY WITH TODAYS PROGRESS? <em>224</em> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 17:47:16 EST What Time is at your House? It is 2:43pm Monday afternoon Mon, 8 Jul 2013 17:42:41 EST Bible Names A to Z A for Anna Mon, 8 Jul 2013 17:40:57 EST HAVE YOU TAKEN THE SPARKPEOPLE QUIZ TODAY? Not yet but it is planned... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 17:39:50 EST PLAN ON HAVING A GREAT DAY? THEN POST A WOO HOO. <em>244</em> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 17:36:10 EST Did You Huddle Today? <em>224</em> <em>386</em> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 17:32:15 EST My friend, ORDINARY1's cat Died Today My Spark friend, ORDINARY1 (Andrea), just had to put her little cat to sleep. She is living in England while her husband is in the military and is very lonely, and feels really devastated. If you all could send her your love? She really needs it. God bless you for reaching out. <BR> <BR> Love, Chelsea <em>247</em> <em>39</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 16:02:24 EST THINK FOOD & EMOTICON <em>265</em> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:49:11 EST SUMMER: WORD ASSOCIATION A to Z A for air conditioner..........YES, cooling off on a hot summer day... <em>250</em> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:35:44 EST ABC WORDS ENDING IN "ING" A for applying Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:25:06 EST Double Letter Words: A to Z A for Application Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:16:25 EST COUNT IF IT ENDS IN ZERO GIVE A SPARKGOODIE 1 Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:08:18 EST Think Fitness: Post Emoticon <em>311</em> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:04:52 EST STRENGTH TRAING IN JULY STRENGTH TRAINING: <BR> <BR> MONDAY-UPPER <BR> <BR> TUESDAY-LOWER <BR> <BR> WEDNESDAY-CORE <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-UPPER <BR> <BR> FRIDAY-LOWER <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-CORE <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-REST Tue, 25 Jun 2013 03:00:52 EST RECORD YOUR EXERCISE MINUTES FOR JULY RECORD YOUR MINUTES EACH DAY HERE: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 02:57:30 EST lose 5 pounds in July LOSE 5 POUNDS BY AUGUST 1ST-YOU CAN DO IT <BR> STARTING WEIGHT____ <BR> 7/1- <BR> 7/8- <BR> 7/15- <BR> 7/22- <BR> 7/27- <BR> AUGUST 1ST WEIGHT____ <BR> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 02:50:53 EST I'm New to this Team My name is Sharmelle but you may call me by my nick name Shar if you would like. I am a graphic artist, graphic designer, and photographer. And I write poetry sometimes. So I a constantly sitting down at my computer and I do get out to take photographs and do other things. <BR> <BR> I also have what you call familial spastic paraparesis which will have me in a wheal chair later on in my life I hope. I walk slow and cannot do much for exercise due to this. I can only do sit down upper exerci... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:36:48 EST 4 by 4th lose 4 by the fourth <BR> <BR> 6/15 <BR> 6/22 <BR> 6/29 <BR> July 4th ending weight: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 17:57:11 EST Team Pledge Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I'm re-posting this Team Pledge that was originally shared with me from a spark friend, Lyn, I encourage you to join with me and either renew or sign this pledge for the 1st time... <BR> <BR> So who is ready to either renew or sign this pledge for the first time?? <BR> <BR> Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 17:06:57 EST TODAY'S THOUGHT! TODAY’S THOUGHT <BR> 6/4 <BR> Never think for a minute that sin can be successfully hidden away forever. God knows exactly where it is buried, and when the time is right, he will place His finger right on the sore spot and He will press. He will confront that hidden sin and expose it for what it is! That will be a shocking day in the life of the guilty party. That is why it is so important for us to keep short accounts with God! DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story an... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 08:02:50 EST LOSE 10 POUNDS BY JULY4TH SIGN UP BY 5/10 STARTING WEIGHT- <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE POST AN EMOTION OR A EMOTICON DAILY FOR SEVEN DAYS <BR> 5/10 <BR> 5/11 <BR> 5/12 <BR> 5/13 <BR> 5/14 <BR> 5/15 <BR> 5/16 Sat, 4 May 2013 00:38:06 EST CHALLENGE 4/2013 LOSE 5 POUNDS AND GET A SPARKGOODIE <BR> STARTING WEIGHT <BR> ENDING WEIGHT Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:51:26 EST Bible Studies & Messages by Judith This forum will be used to share some of the messages and Bible Studies I have shared in my home Church as Prayer Ministry Leader/Bible Study Teacher/Missions Coordinator My prayer is for you to grow in Jesus and be all that you can be through spending time in Prayer and Bible Study, getting to know Jesus better in your lives. That Jesus will be not only Savior but He will be Lord over all your life...Amen... <BR> <BR> I look forward to your questions and feed-back from each study I share. I... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 14:44:33 EST b-days,ann iversaries and sparkverseries name <BR> b-day <BR> anniversary <BR> sparkversary Thu, 4 Apr 2013 12:03:37 EST COUNT IF IT ENDS IN ZERO GIVE A SPARKGOODIE send a sparkgoodie if your number ends in zero please post who you gave it to! thanks Wed, 3 Apr 2013 18:12:34 EST CHALLENGE 4/5 TO 5/31 COME ON AND JOIN IN THE FUN!!! <BR> THIS CHALLENGE RUNS FROM 4/5 TO 5/31 <BR> YOU PICK THE AMOUNT YOU WANT TO LOSE FOR THE CHALLENGE <BR> EACH WEEK WE WILL DO A DIFFERENT TASK-10 POINTS FOR DOING IT AT LEAST 5 TIMES THAT WEEK!!! <BR> JUST COPY AND PASTE EACH WEEK AS i POST THEM!!!! Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:56:47 EST Girlfriend's in God Time to Let Go by Mary Southerland <BR> <BR> Today’s Truth <BR> <BR> “There is no God like you. You forgive those who are guilty of sin; you don’t look at the sins of your people who are left alive. You will not stay angry forever, because you enjoy being kind. You will have mercy on us again; you will conquer our sins. You will throw away all our sins into the deepest part of the sea” (Micah 7:18-19, ncv). <BR> <BR> Friend to Friend <BR> <BR> A little boy and his mom had gone shoppin... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:43:12 EST St. Patrick's Day Words Emoticons Stories & Poems St. Patrick's Day <BR> <BR> St. Patrick's Day is here, you see. <BR> <BR> We'll pick some shamrocks, one, two, three. <BR> <BR> We'll count the leaves and look them over, <BR> <BR> And maybe find a four-leafed clover. <BR> <BR> I'll sew green buttons on my vest, <BR> <BR> Green for St. Patrick is the best. <BR> <BR> I'll wear a green hat, very high, <BR> <BR> And dance a jig--at least I'll try! <BR> <BR> -Unknown <BR> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 05:55:44 EST getting to know u -50 questions <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> COPY AND PASTE THEN ANSWER THE QUESTIONS!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO IN LIFE? <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. IF YOU KNEW YOU COULD TRY ANYTHING AND NOT FAIL, WHAT DREAM WOULD YOU ATTEMPT? <BR> <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH? <BR> <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD FOR A YEAR, WHERE WOULD IT BE? <BR> <BR> <BR> 7. WOULD YOU RATHE... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 19:15:58 EST Encouragement for Today Devotion Building Up Your Marriage <BR> <BR> Tracie Miles <BR> <BR> "However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." Ephesians 5:33 (NIV) <BR> <BR> When I married my husband over 23 years ago, I fully intended to unconditionally love, respect and admire him. I had great intentions of being the perfect wife, offering kind words, a romantic kiss and dinner on the table every evening. <BR> <BR> But then careers took off, bills increased... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 13:58:25 EST IF YOU ARE SHUT IN ! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND CHURCH AND CANT GO FOR ANY REASON WE HAVE <BR> CHURCH ONLINE ON SUNDAY AT 10 AM CENTRAL ``YOU ARE WELCOME <BR> WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU .. <link> </link> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 10:08:59 EST Easter: A to Z Word Associations A for Ascension Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:06:14 EST Easter Devotions for Month of March Hope beyond this Life <BR> <BR> But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. <BR> <BR> —1 Corinthians 15:13-14 <BR> <BR> Not only does the Bible tell us we will live beyond the grave, but it also tells us there is hope beyond this life. The resurrection of Jesus from the dead proves there is life beyond the grave for the believer. The Bible says, "He has appointed a day on w... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:47:33 EST Team Goals for March Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate you and cheer you on for all your hard work you have done this past month. You are doing great. I encourage you to keep on pushing, it is possible to reach your goals by taking 1 step and 1 day at a time. Yes you CAN, with God all things are possible. There is nothing too hard for our God to do. Let's purpose in our hearts today to put our hands and our trust in to the Master's Hand and let Him take charge of our lives. <BR> <BR> I belie... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:11:27 EST MARCH CHALLENGE ATTENTION TEAM MEMBERS "NEW CHALLENGE FOR EASTER" <BR> RUNS MARCH 1ST THROUGH MARCH 31 <BR> <BR> GOAL:TO LOSE 5 POUNDS BY EASTER <BR> <BR> BEGINNING WEIGHT: <BR> ENDING WEIGHT: <BR> TOTAL POINTS EARNED: <BR> <BR> WEEK1- MARCH 1ST THROUGH MARCH7TH -DRINK 8 CUPS OF WATER- 7POINTS FOR 5 DAYS AND 10 POINTS FOR 7 DAYS. <BR> <BR> WEEK2-MARCH8TH THROUGH 14TH-EXERCISE 5 DAYS FOR 7 POINTS OR 7 DAYS FOR 10 POINTS( TRY AND DO 10 MINS) Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:43:03 EST GOD SEES ALL YOU DO ! God Sees The Little Things You Do <BR> <BR> None of us can help everyone. <BR> But all of us can help someone. <BR> And when we help them, we serve Jesus. <BR> -Max Lucado <BR> <BR> The little things you do... <BR> the sacrifices you make... <BR> may not always be noticed by others- <BR> but God sees every one of them and smiles. <BR> <BR> Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:13:10 EST IF YOU ARE SHUT IN ! IF YOU CANT GO TO CHURCH AND WANT TO YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME TO MINE IT STARTS AT 10.00 AM ITS 9.35 HERE NOW .. <link> </link> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:35:34 EST TODAY'S DID YOU KNOW? 2/24 <BR> Jesus wants us to be in an intimate, abiding relationship with Him. Jesus doesn't want His people gleaning in His field one day and another field another day. He wants us to live a life that is consistent; one that feeds by our relationship with Him; one that requires Him to exist. He wants there to be a hunger in our heart for Him. Did You Know? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH” and share it with those you love.... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 06:44:29 EST TODAY'S DID YOU KNOW? 2/23 <BR> The Lord Jesus is interested in you today! Wherever you may be in your spiritual journey, Jesus is interested in knowing you better. If you are lost, He is interested in knowing you in salvation. If you are cold and backslidden, He is interested in knowing you intimately. If you are defeated, He is interested in leading you to the place of power and victory. The question is: Are you interested in what He has to offer you? Did You Know? For more details on scriptures, story and le... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 07:26:58 EST WE ARE SO BLESSED ! Hi all <BR> God took me in Mathew today and one of the things I don't read enough is the Be Attitudes so many call them .. <BR> MATTHEW CHAPTER 5 : 1 ¶ And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: <BR> 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, <BR> 3 ¶ Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. <BR> 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. <BR> 5 Blessed are the meek: for they sh... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:05:12 EST Spiritual Birthday's Hello Team, <BR> <BR> This new Forum is for remembering our Team Members Spiritual Birthday with sending a Greeting & Spark Goodie encouraging & cheering them on their walk with Jesus... <BR> <BR> Please reply to this Forum with your Name, Date you got saved and how many years you are celebrating that you have walked with Jesus...Thank you.. <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:35:22 EST Wedding Anniversary Hello Team, <BR> <BR> This new Forum is for remembering our Team Members Wedding Anniversary with a Greeting and Spark Goodie. <BR> <BR> Please reply to this Forum and leave your Name, Date & How Many Years you are celebrating <BR> <BR> <em>509</em> <em>510</em> <em>511</em> <em>512</em> <em>513</em> <em>514</em> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:29:15 EST Sparkversary Hello Team, <BR> <BR> This new Forum is for celebrating and acknowledging our Team Member's Sparkversary. <BR> <BR> It is here we can leave a Greeting and Spark Goodie to Congratulate them & Cheer them on.. <BR> <BR> Please reply to this Forum and leave the Date and Year you joined Spark People, thank you.. <BR> <BR> <em>515</em> <em>517</em> <em>516</em> <em>518</em> <em>503</em> <em>504</em> <em>505</em> <em>506</em> <em>507</em> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:23:57 EST Birthday's Hello Team, <BR> <BR> This new forum is for keeping track of our Members Birthdays, please let us know when your birthday is so we can remember your special day with a Greeting and a Spark Goodie.. <BR> <BR> Please reply to this forum with your Name and Date you celebrate...Thank you so much... <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> <em>383</em> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:18:18 EST Valentine's Day A to Z Word Associations A for Attentive...being attentive to those you love on that special day. <em>129</em> <em>255</em> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:45:52 EST WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ? 9:58 AM 2/4/2013 <BR> Good Morning all <BR> God is so good .. 2 Things hes talking to me about today .. you know the Song where he leads I will follow .. when we used to sing it don't hear it much today .. <BR> BUT I used to think do I mean this .. he talks about taking up his Cross and following him .. think,,, all the men who just dropped all they did to follow him <BR> why do you think that was .. I can only imagine God radiated out of him .. He was anointed from Birth but Gods Spirit was ... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:50:41 EST DO YOU HAVE YOUR ARMOR ON ? 5:10 AM 2/2/2013 <BR> Hi all <BR> Wow I have been so busy attending a online Divine Healing Course that my Preacher is teaching .. I am not sure how much I will get to listen to today as we are having company .. <BR> Is a good thing .. My Granddaughter is coming and it will be a awesome time .. well God is directing me to your Armor today .. <BR> <BR> Ephesians 6: 10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. <BR> 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 16:22:03 EST Lets Pray everyday ! 4:04 AM 2/2/2013 <BR> Good Morning God .. <BR> We are still here .. wow and you woke me up early .. I love you lord.. who ever is in pain that you woke me for I say pain go now .. I command you to stop now .. you have <BR> no authority to be where you are Jesus died for all sickness and diseases so go now .. I release life on the person .. In Jesus name I pray .. To you God be all the Glory . <BR> Father today .. I just want to Praise your Holy name .. We want to say we will be forever gratef... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 16:15:11 EST Team Goals for February 2013 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> You really tried hard in January and I congratulate you all on a <em>380</em> job. This next month I would love for us to raise the bar in our nutrition and fitness levels. Let's see what we can do. Let's push really hard by eating right, getting enough calories in and getting the right amount of exercise in each day. So who is with me? <BR> <BR> This month's Challenge will be divided into 2 parts. <BR> <BR> Challenge # 1 is for our Nutritional Values, how many calo... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:41:41 EST Hello Hello. My name is Christal. I'm a wife and mother of two wonderful kids. I have about 15 pounds to lose and after falling off of the wagon too many times I have realized that I can't to this by myself...only God can help me. So happy to have found this group. God bless! Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:51:29 EST TODAY'S DID YOU KNOW? 1/26 <BR> We are often in need of a revival. There are two basic times in life when God’s people need revival. The first is in times of wickedness, and the second is in times of weakness. During both those times, we need for the Lord to miraculously open His word and give us the resources we need to have our strength restored. If we could ever drink deeply of the word of God, we would seek God’s deliverance from our times of wickedness and from our times of weakness. We would see him revive o... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 07:41:01 EST DID YOU KNOW? How long has it been since you praised God for the victories He has given you in your life? He worthy to be acknowledged for His power! Think of all the prayers He has answered for you. Think of all the times that He has enabled you to serve Him. Think of how many times He has made a way when there seemed to be no way. Think of how His power has been manifest in your life, and praise Him for it! He is worthy! Did You Know? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLL... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:37:14 EST DID YOU KNOW? Samson is a man whose life should be studied, but not duplicated. Yet, the lessons we learn from the life of Samson teach us that the greatest enemy we have is ourselves. If we can learn to conquer self, we can walk in this life in spiritual victory and power. But I fear, there is more Samson in each of us that we would like to admit. Did You Know? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH”. Vic. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:13:42 EST DID YOU KNOW? Often churches and church people use ungodly means to achieve their goals. God, in His sovereignty, is able to bless in spite of our failure to walk in His will. I am glad that my sin will not derail God’s plans! I am glad that the wicked tactics of my enemies will not derail God’s plan. God will do what He is going to do either with, or without, our cooperation. Our foolishness will not even slow Him down! He has a plan, and He is working that plan day by day. No matter how things may appea... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:18:12 EST DID YOU KNOW? Far too many in the church have adopted the motto, “You have to go along to get along”. They are afraid to take a stand for the truth because they don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. They are afraid to say anything, do anything, or take any position that might “rock the boat.” Let someone dare to “rock the boat”, and that person will often find themselves standing alone, while the very people who ought to stand with them make deals with the enemy to protect their own hides. Did You Know? ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 07:53:08 EST DID YOU KNOW? 1/21 <BR> We need to be aware that when we attack Satan’s territory, he will not sit idly by and take it. He will swiftly launch a counterattack against us. When we begin to give our time to the things of God, we can be sure that Satan will attack us. He will send distractions into our life that will hinder us from the Bible, from prayer and from serving the Lord. He will tie us up so that we do not have time to serve the Lord. Did You Know? For more details on scriptures, story and lesso... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:07:39 EST DID YOU KNOW? 1/20 <BR> Did you know that scientists have determined that there is a part of the brain that produces feelings of pleasure and satisfaction that is stimulated when we act in revenge? That’s right; we find pleasure and satisfaction in getting even. It’s part of our human nature. It is hard wired into us and we have a hard time walking away and simply letting things go. A lady was sick, so she went to the doctor. He examined her, did a number of tests and told her the bad news. “I’m sorry to... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:11:39 EST Quotes:Food for Thought The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. <BR> Joseph Campbell Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:03:13 EST DID YOU KNOW? 1/19 <BR> Seeking to attract people using gimmicks is like someone said, “If you get them in with a hot dog, you will have to keep them with a hamburger.” That is exactly right! A lot of the churches that have resorted to worldly methods and gimmicks to draw their crowds will see a falling away when they run out of gimmicks to keep them there. That is why we need to examine our motives. Why do we serve the Lord? Why do we come to church? Why do we do the things we do? If we are motivated by... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:01:53 EST More quotes The distance is nothing, its' only the first step that's difficult. <BR> Marquise du Deffand Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:21:32 EST DID YOU KNOW? Remember that God warns His people against forming close relationships with unsaved people. He forbids marriages like the one Samson was about to enter. That prohibition extends beyond marriage to all the associations we enter into in life. It includes our friendships, our business relationships, our social relationships, etc. Believers need to be very careful about the kind of people they form close associations with in life. The wrong kind of relationships can have a devastating effect on y... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:02:16 EST DID YOU KNOW? Our reactions to the negative actions of the people around us are a window into our heart. When we are like Jesus, we will react like Jesus. When there are problems in our heart, we will react according to our fallen nature. We will be bitter, unforgiving, vengeful, hateful and mean-spirited. Our reactions are indeed a window into our souls. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:25:32 EST DID YOU KNOW? A person has real spiritual problems when they cease to be affected by their sins. We all sin, but when we sin as “believers”, there is chastisement and conviction. There is the sense that we have dishonored the Lord and damaged our fellowship with Him. When we sin, we look for a place of repentance. When that sense of sin is missing, it is an indication that the heart has grown hard toward the Lord. It is an indication that the conscience has been seared. It is an indication that sin has pl... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 06:52:06 EST DID YOU KNOW? In Old Testament time, a period of time of marriage would begin called the betrothal period. This usually lasted about 1 year. During that time, the bridegroom would prepare a place for the couple to live. The bride would take this time to prepare her wedding wardrobe and to get ready for the arrival of the groom. At an unannounced hour, usually at night, the bridegroom would come for his bride. He would arrange for a feast to be ready. He would take his friends and go after his bride. He... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:56:40 EST DID YOU KNOW? When we willfully disregard God’s will for our lives, we always pull others down with us. You see it in families all the time. One member will get out of God’s will and they will pull the rest of the family away from God with them. It is sad, but true, most of us never stop to think about the impact our decisions have on the lives of others. That is part of the deceptiveness of sin. It blinds our eyes to the true consequences of our actions. All we see is the pleasure, we can never see the p... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:58:56 EST Team Goals for January 2013 January Team Challenge <BR> <BR> Hi Team, <BR> <BR> We are entering into a brand new year with new opportunities and new possibilities. We can set the stage for either success or defeat, are we going to enter this new year that is before us and be kind to our Physical, Emotional, Psychological and Mental Health by looking after these bodies the Lord has given us. Remember, we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. We are responsible on how we take care of these bodies, what we put into our bodi... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:54:20 EST Goals and Commitments Greetings Team, <BR> <BR> I have just sent a spark mail to you all that lays out the Plan I have for you all. I encourage you to read it and come on-board, so who is with me on this one... <BR> <BR> I have entitled this Forum "Goals and Commitments". I challenge you all to commit to this challenge and write your own Goals and Commitments, Plan of Action that is created especially for you. My plan is posted below. <BR> <BR> So who is with me? Can I count you in? <BR> <BR> I encourage yo... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:34:40 EST DID YOU KNOW? The disobedient heart always shows itself through disobedient actions. It does as it pleases without regard for God or for the consequences. When you do as you please, even though you know God is against it, it is a huge, red, flashing warning sign that you are headed for trouble. Did You Know? Vic Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:23:11 EST Did You Know? When there is rebellion in a heart, that rebellion will manifest itself through disrespect for others and for the things of God. When you find yourself doing as you please with no regard for how your actions impact others, you are headed for trouble. When you could care less about what God says in His Word; when you could care less about how your actions could hurt others; when you show no regard of people’s feelings, you are headed for trouble. The desire to live for self; what I think... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:20:48 EST Did You Know? It would do us well to remember that our problems in the spiritual realm begin in the same place that Samson’s problems began. They begin within our own hearts as we seek to fulfill our own selfish, sinful desires. The problem of sin is an internal problem. It doesn’t begin with someone else. It doesn’t even begin with the devil. Our sin problem begins with us. This should be a warning sign to us. When we begin to long for things that God forbids, it is a sign that we are headed for trouble.... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:38:51 EST Did You Know? Parents, you are doing your children no favors when you bow to their every whim. They need to know that there are boundaries in life. They need to know that there are limits in life. They need to know there are consequences in life. They need to hear the word “no” every now and then. It won’t kill them, but it might just salvage their lives! Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:42:38 EST Did You Know? Barrenness was often seen as the judgment of God against a home. In that culture, every young woman wanted the same thing. They all wanted to be a mother who would bear many sons for their husbands. And, they all wanted to be the woman through whom God would send the Messiah. To be barren crushed both those dreams. To be barren in that culture meant that a woman was always exposed to the danger of being divorced by a husband who wanted sons. It meant that when her husband died, she would b... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 07:33:03 EST Did You Know? Who is this “Angel of the Lord”? We have every reason to believe that this is a pre-Bethlehem, pre-incarnate appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ. So, this is a “Christophany”. Jesus Christ steps out of eternity and into time to bring good news. This is not the only time Jesus showed up in the Old Testament. A few more of His “Christophanies” are: He appeared to Hagar, (Gen. 16:7-14, Gen. 21:16-20). He appeared to Abraham, (Gen.18:10; Gen.18:17, Gen. 22:11). He appeared to Jacob, (Gen... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 08:36:34 EST Did You Know? Never try to strike a bargain with God. Your plan will not change His plan. Regardless of what you offer Him it will not change His mind about what He plans to do. Our God is sovereign and He will not be coerced into anything that is not part of His perfect plan! We are to walk by faith and trust the Lord to do with us as He pleases. Don’t bargain, simply obey! Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 07:58:25 EST Urgent Prayer Needed was admitted to hospital last night at 6 and came home at 2 this morning, was on intravenous therapy, my kidney infection turned into having 2 kidney stones, I had CT Scan and there are 2 stones lodged in kidney....I have a follow-up appointment with urologist, see family doctor tomorrow, am on heavy duty meds for now, thanks for praying.. <BR> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 11:33:12 EST Did You Know? When there is victory over some sin, over some enemy, over some difficult period of life, we should always be quick to praise the Lord and thank Him for the victory. If victory came our way, it came to us through Him, and He deserves all the glory for it! We should never take any credit for any of the victories in our lives. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 07:33:56 EST Did You Know? “If you will do this for me, Lord, then I will do something for you.” Have you ever done that? Have you ever tried to bargain with the Lord? I think we all have at times, but I think we all fail to recognize the serious nature of the vows we make to the Lord. God expects you to fulfill every vow you make to Him! Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 07:53:52 EST Did You Know? A man who makes a rash vow may live to regret it. Jephthah teaches us that we need to take heed to every word that comes out of our mouths, and nowhere is that more important than when it comes to the words we speak to the Lord. Oh, be careful little mouth, what you say, For the Father up above, Is looking down in love, So be careful little mouth what you say. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 07:09:49 EST Did You Know? Whether we will accept it or not, how we treat others is a direct reflection of the place God holds in our hearts. If we can spitefully mistreat and attack those who are made in God’s image and bought by the blood of His Son, it does not say much for our opinion of Him. When we love Him as we should, we will love others as we should. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 07:27:03 EST Did You Know? What a shame! This is how many people treat the Lord. They refuse to be faithful. They refuse to serve Him. They refuse to honor His word, His will or His house. They treat Him like He is an unwanted intruder in their lives. They treat Him like He is the spare tire on the car of their life. He is to stay in the trunk and keep quiet, but He better be ready when they have a flat and pull him out! Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 2 Jan 2013 08:01:13 EST We have one year before we celebrate again! We have one year before we celebrate the birth or our Lord, so let's walk to Bethlehem and celebrate the birth. <BR> Below is a link to find out how far from your city to Jerusalem, (be sure to scroll down to Israrel) <BR> <link><BR>nce.html </link> <BR> <BR> My distance is 6667 miles. <BR> For every 15 minutes of exercise you do you get one mile! <BR> <BR> Let's get going... <BR> But to make this neater and easier to find your posts each time, please ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:19:52 EST Did You Know? Most of us do not trumpet our abilities, yet we go to great lengths to conceal our problems. This just reminds us that we are human, and as long as we live in this world, we are going to remain less than perfect. No matter how far up the ladder of holiness we climb, we will still be sinners, and we need a Savior still desperately. Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 07:48:38 EST Chat for Week 1 of 2013 I don't really see a general chat area here.. <BR> Just alot of places to add emoticons. <BR> <BR> Sometimes to get to know others you need to chat with each other, so if you don't mind I am going to start one. <BR> <BR> My name is Patty as some of you have already learned, I live in Florida, it is sunny, but the winters seem to be getting much cooler as the years go by! <BR> <BR> I am married, married my high school sweetheart, we have one daughter and 2 grandchildren and 2 adopted pets, ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 08:44:01 EST Did You Know? The spiritual climate in Israel during those days is summed up by the last verse in the book. Judges 21:25 says, “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” And, what is so discouraging about this book is that there is ample evidence that we humans do not learn our lessons well. Left to ourselves, we can do little but get ourselves in trouble time and again. Did You Know? God Help Us! Vic. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 07:32:39 EST Did You Know? Why would any of us be discouraged like the disciples, when they saw Jesus walking on water? They were afraid. How about us? Why is it that after we got the job, after we are in remission, after we find the lost document or the right house, after we have seen Jesus perform a sign ....we turn to the next crisis, the next storm in life, and we don't hear, "It is I, don't be afraid". Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 07:42:30 EST Did You Know? “Tola” means “Crimson Worm”. This speaks of the Coccus worm found in oak trees. These worms were used to produce the red dye that used in the articles made for the tabernacle. It comes from the Hebrew root “tala”, which means “to be clothed in scarlet”. Tola is the son of “Puah”. His name means “light”. Thus, Tola was “the son of light”. Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 08:24:28 EST Did You Know? God’s people are “the salt of the earth”. Salt, as you know, purifies, adds flavor to bland foods, and helps preserve meat. In Bible times, salt was more valuable than money. The ancient Romans used to give a soldier his pay in salt rather than money. The word “salary” comes to us from the Roman word “salarium”, which speaks of a soldier being paid in salt. The phrase “not worth his salt” comes from this practice. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 07:24:11 EST Did You Know? It’s not always easy to walk in the old paths when everyone around us is looking for something new, but it is right! It isn’t always easy to live for the Lord when others around you are living for the world, the flesh and the devil, but it is right! It isn’t always easy to do the right thing when others around you are acting in bad ways, but it is always right! The fact is we can make a choice to live for God, even when everyone else seems to be going their own way and living for self. Did ... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:09:40 EST It's a Brand New Day~~What are your plans? Well today is another new day, another gift..a day the Lord has made..besides rejoiceing and being glad in it, what are your plans for the day! <BR> <BR> It's a brand new start, a do-over if you will! <BR> I did okay yesterday, exercised, ate pretty decent, I did indulge in a few cookies I have to admit, but today is another day, a day to make new plans for. <BR> <BR> Today I will: <BR> Pray and meditate <BR> Drink all my water <BR> Eat a balanced diet <BR> Exercise <BR> And enjoy Wed, 26 Dec 2012 06:17:24 EST God Bless Everyone! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! We will be back on Dec 27th. In His Love! Vic. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 06:10:52 EST Did You Know? Polygamy was tolerated in Israel, but never authorized by God. In fact, in the beginning, marriage was always one women and one man for one lifetime. The first polygamist was a man named Lamech. He was from the line of Cain, and has no regard for the will of God. In Deut. 17:17, the rulers of Israel were forbidden to take multiple wives. God knew that many wives would divide the hearts of the kings and pull them away from God. In fact, anywhere you find polygamy in the Bible, you find proble... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:25:08 EST Did You Know? An ephod was a garment used in the ministry of the high priest. It was a sleeveless outer vest that came down to the hips. The high priest of Israel wore a linen ephod that had twelve stones on the front which represented the twelve tribes of Israel. There was a pouch on the front that contained the “Urim and the Thumim”, which were stones used to discern the will of God. Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 22 Dec 2012 07:52:40 EST Did You Know? Did you know that the majority is not always right? It was the majority that cried “Crucify Him!” the day Jesus died. It was the majority that tried to throw Jesus down a cliff in Nazareth when He preached in the synagogue. The majority of the people refused to enter Canaan at God’s command and caused the rest of the nation to die in the wilderness. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 08:02:38 EST Did You Know? Where do some people get the idea that they can join a church and never do anything? Wherever those ideas come from, they certainly did not come from the Lord. We all grow weary from time to time in the battles of life. When we do, we need to look to Jesus and learn from His example. We will only be in the world a short time, and then we will fly off to glory to be with Him. While we are here, let us determine to do all we can for His glory! Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 08:47:48 EST Did You Know? Some Christians today are still playing politics. There are some who play politics with the things of God. You see there are no gray areas when it comes to the work of the Lord. You cannot be neutral when it comes to serving Him. Jesus put it this way, “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad,”( Matt. 12:30). Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:51:10 EST Did You Know? Not everyone is excited about the great victory God has given us through Christ Jesus. It seems that some are more concerned about their personal profit and pride than they are about what God has done for them and this nation. They failed to grasp the big picture. They are too focused on their own interests. Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:20:24 EST Did You Know? When we submit to God’s plan and carry it out for His glory, there are certain results we can expect: God’s Enemies Are Vanquished ; God’s People Are Victorious; and God’s Name Is Venerated. He has the best plan for living and He has the best plan for leaving. Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:21:55 EST Did You Know? If we are going to see God’s best plan for our life, it too is going to require faith! God is going to ask us to take some steps along the path of life that will be difficult, and that we will be unsure of. But, the path to God’s best is always the path of faith! God always honors faith because faith always honors Him. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 07:22:38 EST Did You Know? God uses many means to speak to His children! <BR> He speaks through His Word, (Rom. 10:17; Heb 1:1-2). <BR> He speaks through the Spirit, (Acts 13:2; 16:6-8). <BR> He speaks through other believers, (Acts 9:17-18). <BR> He even speaks through the circumstances of life, (Gen. 24:12-16). <BR> The bottom line is this; God will always direct your feet plainly! He will not leave you in doubt. His plan is a declared plan! Knowing His plan requires prayer, holiness and patience, but be sure, ... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 07:25:31 EST Did You Know? How does God guide His people? The Bible tells us exactly how God leads us to know His will for our lives. <BR> God guides through His Spirit – (John 16:13). <BR> God guides through His Word – (Psalm 119:105). <BR> God guides through His peace – (Col. 3:15). <BR> God guides through the desires He gives us – (Psalm 34:3-4). <BR> God also guides through the godly counsel of His people – (Pro. 11:14). <BR> When God guides, the leadership of the Spirit will line up with the Word of God. These tw... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 07:42:02 EST Did You Know? We are living in a time when it appears that the enemies outnumber the people of God. It seems that way because it is true. Satan has far more servants at his disposal that the Lord does. We should not be disturbed by that fact. We simply need to remember that when God’s Spirit is in control of God’s people, He enables them to accomplish amazing victories. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:22:58 EST Did You Know? We are told that the enemies of Israel made their camp in the “Valley of Jezreel”. This valley was the largest and most fertile valley in all of Israel. Many of the crops that sustained the nation were produced there. So, having the enemy invade and take the harvest from that area would have been a serious blow to the food supplies of the nation. Just as a side note, the Valley of Jezreel is also know and the Valley of Megiddo. Many great battles have been fought on that piece of ground. ... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 07:22:02 EST Did You Know? Some of you are much farther along than you used to be. You are willing to trust the Lord for more than you could have at the first. You are able to believe Him for big things that you could not have trusted Him for when you were first saved. Where did this faith come from? It came from God. It came from seeing Him move the mountains, meet the needs, answer the prayers and lift the burdens. It came from seeing His power at work in and around you. It came because He developed you step-by-step,... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 07:44:24 EST Did You Know? While Gideon demonstrated faith in doing what the Lord commanded; he demonstrated fear in that he did what he did at night. He tried to hide his obedience to the Lord under the cover of darkness. It is good that we have a realistic opinion of our own abilities, but we must never forget that success in the Lord’s work is not our responsibility. Success in the Lord’s work is the Lord’s business. Our duty is to submit to Him, allow Him to work through us, and He will accomplish His purpose... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:18:30 EST Did You Know? Baal was the Canaanite god of fertility. The Canaanites believed that Baal was responsible for the success or failure of their crops and herds. They did everything in their power to worship Baal and ensure his blessings. The “grove” was a pole called the “Asherah pole”. Asherah was Baal’s female consort. Worshippers practiced vile sexual acts near the groves. They believed these acts would bring Baal’s favor upon them and their families. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 9 Dec 2012 06:43:42 EST Did You Know? The Lord sometimes used a staff to work His miracle. The staff was an instrument used by a shepherd. The staff was used to comfort, control, protect and lead the sheep. The Lord is teaching us that He will be with us to comfort, control, protect and lead us as well. It is a way of teaching us that we need not fear where the Lord would lead us. For where God guides, God provides! Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 8 Dec 2012 06:23:55 EST Did You Know? A lot of us are just like Gideon. We know the Lord wants us to serve Him; we might even understand that He wants to use us for His glory, but we are so filled with fear and a sense of our own inability that refuse to trust Him. Without the Lord, we are weak, frail and failures. With Him, we are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 7 Dec 2012 06:36:05 EST Did You Know? When the Lord says, “The Lord is with thee”, it literally means, “His power is on you.” Gideon could not see it, nor could he sense it, and it sure didn’t look like it, but he was about to be used of the Lord is a powerful way! The same is true in our lives. If we ever grasp the truth that we are indwelt by the Spirit of God and that His limitless power is available to use, it would change our walk and it would change our lives! Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 6 Dec 2012 07:33:37 EST Did You Know? Wheat was usually laid out on a special piece of ground prepared for just that purpose. The ground was very hard and usually circular in shape. The threshing floors were located on top of hills where there would be more wind. The grain would be poured out on the ground, and oxen pulling a threshing sled called a “noreg”, would walk over the grain. It consisted of three stone rollers embedded with pieces of iron that would break and cut the grain. After this process, which broke the hard shel... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 06:40:54 EST Did You Know? God’s grace has been even more real in our life! He has never parted a sea for us. He has never sent plagues for us. But, He did give His Son on a cross for us! He did put us in His plan before the world began. He did love us in spite of our sin. He did save us when we weren’t even looking for Him. He did change our life just because we called on Him by faith. For that reason alone, He deserves our faithfulness, our love and our devotion. Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 4 Dec 2012 07:29:45 EST Did You Know? Sin strips us of everything we value and everything we live for. It leaves us slack, weak, at the very end of our rope. If you choose to live your life under the control of sin, do not be surprised when you look around and see the things you value taken from you. Some people have chosen sin over a spouse and their marriage is gone. Some people raise their children to be the best, have the best and do the best, but they fail to raise teach them to love the Lord. Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 3 Dec 2012 07:36:31 EST Did You Know? Every one of us deals with certain areas of weakness. There are areas in our lives where we seem to be in a constant struggle for righteousness. The book of Hebrews refers to these areas as “the sin which doth so easily beset us”. Some have problems with their language. Some have problems with stubbornness and submission. Some have problems with gossip. Some have issues with sexual sin. Some have a pull toward alcohol and drugs. People struggles in many different areas. Did You Know? ... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 06:55:33 EST Did You Know? By the way, things have not changed today. The majority of the work is carried out by a minority of the people. The call has gone out for us to tell the world about Jesus, but few go. The call has gone out for us to take our stand against evil, but few have answered. The call has come for us to rally ourselves together and fight the good fight of faith, but few answer the call. I thank God for those who are willing to work! Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 1 Dec 2012 07:07:55 EST Did You Know? Women hold a vital place in the work of the church. They are the ones who, for the most part, teach our children. They are the ones who have the kind of compassion that drives the outreach ministries of the church. They are the ones who bring the gifts of grace, love and mercy to the table. By and large, they are more dependable than the men when it comes to be involved in the work of the church. Did you Know? Vic. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:39:16 EST Did You Know? There is still a high price to pay for disobedience to the will of the Lord. When we choose our ways over His ways, and when we choose to follow other gods instead of Him, we can expect His displeasure. He will send chastisement into our lives. I don’t know about you, but I do not want to experience the displeasure and chastisement of the Lord in my life. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 07:49:06 EST Did You Know? All around us, many are laying down their oxgoad and running away in fear of the enemy. Some are running away to join the enemy. Can I encourage you to stay in the fight? Can I encourage you to keep reaching out, to keep teaching, to keep living for Jesus, to keep witnessing, to keep fighting for those things that matter? We are too near home to quit now! Stay in the fight until Jesus comes. Great will be your reward. Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 07:25:15 EST Did You Know? We are at war with the world. Like the Philistines, it would invade us and take away everything we value. We are at war, and some things are worth fighting for. Some things cry out for us to stand our ground and fight. If we do not fight and protect the things that matter the most, we will see them taken by the enemy and destroyed! Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 08:21:29 EST Did You Know? An oxgoad was not a weapon, it was an agricultural tool. It was a pole some 8 to 10 feet in length and about 2 inches in diameter. One end was tipped by a long iron point. This end was used to encourage the oxen he was driving to move. Oxen might not respond to voice commands or the pulling of the reins, but they would respond to the sharp point of the oxgoad. The other end of this tool was shaped like a spade. It was a metal blade used to clean wet clay, roots and other impediments off plow... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 07:39:08 EST Did You Know? We all have problems with the flesh. It is overindulged, self-assured, and out of control. This message is a call for us to take the battle to the flesh. The flesh does not have to carry the day. It does not have to win the victory over us. It does not have to claim the victory in our lives. We can be free! Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 06:49:58 EST Did You Know? The flesh knows we are crippled. The flesh knows we lack the power to overcome it on our own. The flesh thinks we are weak. The flesh thinks it can control us and rule our life. The flesh is right! But, the flesh forgets one important truth. The flesh forgets about the Spirit of God Who lives inside the believer. The flesh forgets that we have this promise from our Lord, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness”. Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 07:03:24 EST Did You Know? Israel faced three nations because of their rebellion against God. They faced the Moabites, the Ammonites and the Amalekites. All three of these nations were continual problems for Israel, and all three were connected to Israel by blood. The Amalekites were descended from Esau, Jacob’s twin brother. The Moabites and the Ammonite were descendants of Lot, Abraham’s nephew. After Lot and his daughters were delivered from Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot’s daughter made him drunk, had sexual intercourse... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 06:57:19 EST Did You Know? We are indeed a BLESSED PEOPLE! As we celebrate THANKSGIVING today with love ones, remember the many that are not as blessed as we are. Give God all the Glory! From my family to Yours: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:59:40 EST Did You Know? The truth is, left to ourselves, we are incapable of serving God as He deserves to be served. The only way we will ever be useful to, and usable by, the Lord is when we are controlled by the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God will enable us to stand against the enemies around us. The Spirit of God will make us powerful for the glory of the Lord. The Spirit of God will use us in ways that we can hardly imagine, but we must yield to Him and His power in and over our lives. That is the secret to... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:34:53 EST Did You Know? If you are saved and you choose to walk away from the Lord, you might as well know that there will be a price to pay. God will bring His chastisement into your life. God does this, not to hurt us, but to help us to get back to where we are supposed to be. Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:58:54 EST Did You Know? Here’s the problem, Israel was to be separate from the world around them. They were unique among all the peoples of the world. They had been chosen, redeemed and set apart to serve the Lord God Almighty, and He expected them to remain separate. Because they didn’t, they opened a floodgate of sin that would end with them facing the terrible chastisement of God. Are we guilty of this? Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 06:50:51 EST Did You Know? God is no longer looking for judges, but He is looking for leaders. He is looking for men and women He can use to stem the tide of evil that threatens to overtake the church in these dark days. He is looking for people who will rise up, taking their stand with God and the Bible. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 08:22:39 EST Did You Know? Look around America today and you will see a nation that has forsaken God; rejected His Bible and thumbs its nose in defiance of the God Who formed her. God is given mere lip service in the public arena, while the same people who declare His Name in vain deny Him by their works and their walk. This trend is only going to get worse as the end times draw closer. Judgment is coming and America is going to pay a terrible price for her transgressions unless she repents. Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 07:17:17 EST Did You Know? America is busy compromising with the Canaanites of our day. There are some that we cannot seem to overcome. They have “chariots of iron.” We cannot seem to deal with drugs, crime, abortion, immorality, sexual perversion and moral decay. When we face these Canaanites that we fear, we simply adjust to them and accept them as “being part of life.” Then there are the Canaanites that we favor. Things like legalized gambling, lotteries and alcohol are accepted by society because they are supposed... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 06:59:16 EST Did You Know? Today, we stand on the eve of our nation as a free, sovereign country. There is no doubt that America had an amazing beginning. Our great nation was forged on the anvil of truth with the hammer of the Word of God by men who held tightly to their convictions and who were held in the strong grip of their faith in Almighty God. There is no disputing the fact that America was founded, not as a religious nation, but as a Christian nation! There is no question but that God Himself had His hand in t... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:35:06 EST Did You Know? It's time to make up our mind? If the Lord be God then serve Him. If He isn't, then go ahead and serve whatever has your heart. Whatever you do, stop trying to have the best of both worlds! A Christian that refuses to live for the Lord is a poor advertisement for the Lord Jesus Christ! While a life lived in His power and victory is a powerful advertisement indeed! Which are you? Did You Know? <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:04:45 EST Did You Know? We are seeing the church develop an appearance that is more and more like that of the church in Laodicea. A church that has everything it needs, except for the presence, power and glory of God. <BR> Did You Know? Vic. <BR> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:20:28 EST Did You Know? The God of Elijah is not dead! The God of Moses and of Joshua is not dead! He is alive and well! The problem with our generation is that there are no Elijah’s, no Moses’ and no Joshua’s. God is still willing to use anyone who will make himself or herself available to Him. Are You that person? Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 07:53:19 EST Did You Know? Listen, the whole church does not have to get right with God for you to! We need to lose the mindset that looks at others and measures ourselves against how they are doing. Your relatives, your fellow church members, your friends you neighbors, etc., are not the standard you are to reach for! Our standard is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself! God saved us to be like Him and that is what we should strive for. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 07:31:01 EST Did You Know? It is my conviction that the sins of complacency and apathy are among the most common and devastating sins that exist among the people of God! We have allowed ourselves to adopt a Laodicean attitude…neither hot or cold. The modern church is neither refreshing like a drink of cool water, nor is she stimulating like a hot bath. We are lukewarm and fit for nothing, but to trigger a gag reflex in those acquainted with us! Did You Know? Sat, 10 Nov 2012 08:10:23 EST Did You Know? Jesus is there for our salvation simply because God cares about us! You do not have to remain in your sins. You do not have to die and go to Hell. God has provided a place of safety! He loves you, and He proved His love for you when He allowed His Son, Jesus, to suffer on the cross in your place. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 9 Nov 2012 07:07:43 EST Wisdom from the Psalms November 8 <BR> <BR> Psalm 135:5 <BR> <BR> For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. <BR> <BR> Brooke had tried everything. She had started in business, done quite well, then the bottom dropped out. Broke and disillusioned, she moved home with her parents. There she began attending church and studying the Word. Then she was offered a job with a large corporation, and she jumped at the chance. It didn't work out the way she expected, nor did the relationship... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 22:11:50 EST Lest We Forget... In Flanders Fields <BR> <BR> by John McCrae, May 1915 <BR> <BR> In Flanders fields the poppies blow <BR> Between the crosses, row on row, <BR> That mark our place; and in the sky <BR> The larks, still bravely singing, fly <BR> Scarce heard amid the guns below. <BR> <BR> We are the Dead. Short days ago <BR> We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, <BR> Loved and were loved, and now we lie <BR> In Flanders fields. <BR> <BR> Take up our quarrel with the foe: <BR> To you from failing hands we th... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 22:01:17 EST Did You Know? Most of the cities of refuge were built on top of mountains. They were built of white limestone. When the sun hit these cities they gleamed. Even in the night, under the light of the moon, they would be visible. They were easily seen, even from many miles away. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 8 Nov 2012 07:24:22 EST NIV Devotion's for Women At Issue - God’s Word <BR> <BR> Verse: Psalms 1:1–3 <BR> <BR> Without strong roots, a tree won’t grow and produce fruit. Deep roots are a source of sustenance and an anchor in storms. You need to be strongly rooted in God for the same reasons. So, how do you develop roots? Absorb God’s Word daily. As life gets busier, this may require creativity. During your child’s soccer practice, memorize Bible verses you keep on cards in your purse. Use your lunch hour to read your Bible. Listen to th... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 19:04:30 EST Did You Know? Jesus Christ is sufficient for the need of the soul! Regardless of the past you carry around. Regardless of the depths of your sin; regardless of the hardness of your heart; regardless of anything you wish to name that you feel might keep you from coming to Him, let me tell you that He is bigger than all of it! Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 7 Nov 2012 07:35:42 EST Did You Know? Whatever anyone may tell you about getting to Heaven, the Word of God tells us that it will never happen unless it happens by His grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. It is all God from start to finish! Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 6 Nov 2012 07:17:15 EST Did You Know? Here is our problem. We are born sinners. It isn’t our fault; we are just born with an old sinful nature that we inherited from our father Adam. Even though it isn’t our fault that we are born this way, it is our fault that we stay this way! As we grow older and reach an age where we can make a choice regarding sin, we make the wrong choices. We are guilty by birth and by practice. Did You Know! Vic. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 07:07:59 EST Did You Know? We must refuse to give up, back up, or shut up or be held up, until we have stood up, lined up, read up, prayed up, confessed up, stored up, spoke up, looked up, and filled up on everything the Lord wants to give us! We ought to settle for nothing less than that place of perfect fellowship with the Lord our God! Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 4 Nov 2012 06:25:43 EST Did You Know? Many Christians are guilty of spiritual window-shopping. Now there is nothing wrong with window-shopping! Some folks like it and some don’t. As believers, we need to do more than window-shop with God's promises. We need to appropriate those promises and claim them in our lives. Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 3 Nov 2012 07:52:29 EST Did You Know? Faith is not positive thinking. Faith is not “name it and claim it.” Faith is not optimism. Faith is not looking on the bright side. Faith is simply acting on what God says. Faith is simply taking God at His Word and believing that He will do everything He has promised to do! Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 2 Nov 2012 07:39:15 EST Did You Know? The story is told of a man who rode in his car as it was being towed to be repaired. When they arrived at the repair shop, the tow truck driver told him, “I didn't think I was going to make it up that big hill.” The man replied, “I didn't either. That's why I kept the brakes on.” To live without total dedication to Christ is the same as trying to go forward and to hold back at the same time. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 1 Nov 2012 07:24:16 EST Did You Know? To those who may be waiting on easier times to begin serving the Lord: you may never have an easier time than TODAY! We are not promised one more day upon this earth. The only day we have to fight and live our battles is TODAY. Tomorrow may never come for us! Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:14:02 EST Did You Know? As a child of God, you have no right to do as you please! In fact, if you are saved and allowing sin to reign in your life, you are doing so with stolen property! You are the Lord’s and you have no business using His body, His mind, His anything for sin and wickedness. One proof of walking in the Spirit is self-control! Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:31:24 EST Did You Know? As God’s children, we need to remember that everything that happens in our lives has to pass first over God’s desk and it received His stamp of approval. Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:33:33 EST Did You Know? Our sins and mistakes do not have to knock us out of the Lord’s work! When we fail, we need to allow the Lord to use that time of sin, chastisement, correct, repentance and restoration in our lives for His glory. What the devil meant for your defeat can be turned into the source of your greatest victories, if you will allow the Lord to have His way in your sins. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 28 Oct 2012 07:15:10 EST Did You Know? To break bread with someone in Israel’s day was considered to be a sign of unalterable friendship. But what they considered to be the right thing to do, turned into a problem because they did not take the time to take the matter to the Lord in prayer first, and neither did they take the time to wait on His answer. As a result, they stepped out of the will of God and had to suffer the consequences! Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 07:51:55 EST Did You Know? When the devil comes against you, he will not do so in a red suit with a pointy tail and horns. He will not be carrying a pitchfork and he will not smell like sulphur. When the devil comes to your life to cause you trouble, he will appear as an angel of light. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:02:22 EST Did You Know? There will come a day when the battle with the flesh will end. One day, the Lord will deliver us from this vile flesh and we shall be changed to be like Him. God says that our flesh is dead to sin. Practically speaking it can be, but only as we take the initiative to reckon it dead day by day. One day, we will be changed and we will be delivered from the very power and presence of sin. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 07:09:50 EST Did You Know? There is just one way for us to prevail in this battle, and that is for us to learn to appropriate the power of God in our lives. We are unable to fight the flesh, sin and the world in our own power. We need to realize that when we cannot win the battle, only Jesus can! Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:52:04 EST Did You Know? We can either live in a place of victory and blessing, or we can live in a place of defeat and misery. We can either have a Bethel kind of life or an Ai experience. The kind of life we live will be determined by where we pitch our tent! Did You Know! Vic. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 07:30:25 EST Did You Know? God’s way of handling sin is for His people to throw the covers off their sins and tell Him the truth that He already knows. He can bless a person who handles sin the Biblical way. While God hates sin with His entire being, He still loves the sinner. Even though man is the enemy of God, God still commands men to repent and to come to Him for salvation and for forgiveness. Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 07:00:32 EST GREAT VACATION! We are glad to be back! We had a GREAT Vacation! Saw some of God’s most beautiful scenery and landscape, the Great Passion Play, numerous attractions, two horse-buggy rides, and covered over 2000 miles. We will rest and worship God today and get started again tomorrow. PRAISE GOD! Vic. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 09:29:49 EST Did You Know? More often than not, when there are defeats, problems, and trouble down at the house of God, you can bet that there is someone in the church who is out of God’s will! When there is a lack of the manifest presence and power of God in the church, it can usually be traced to some sin in the body! There is an infection and it needs to be identified and treated before there will ever be a return of God’s power and glory! Did You Know? I’ll be back with YOU on Oct 22nd! Vic. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 07:22:19 EST Did You Know? Some things you just can’t hide. If you eat raw onions or garlic, others will know about it. If you stop bathing or using deodorant, you won’t hide that for long. If you eat Cheetos, your orange fingertips will give you away. If you try to hide sin in your life, your secret will eventually get out, because your sin will affect you and all those around you. Did You Know? PS: My wife and I are going on vacation to the OZARK and we will be gone Oct 14 thru Oct 21. We will continue our lesso... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 07:47:08 EST Did You Know? When you do it God's way, there will always be victory! It isn't about new means and methods! We don't need a new Bible or a new kind of service. We do not need to have this fellow in to preach a revival. Then, when the preacher is gone, after a few days, we are the same way we were before! No! We do not need all these things! All we need to do is patiently do it God's way. You see, obtaining the victory is His concern, obedience to Him is ours! Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:33:44 EST Did You Know? In Jesus, we find all we need to wage the battle against the strongholds in our lives. He gives us all the provisions we need as we fight. He has all power in heaven and in earth. He gives us power to walk in newness of life. He has freed us from the power and the demands of the Law, setting us free to live for the Father in power and victory. Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 07:19:45 EST Did You Know? Sanctification is us acknowledging and confessing Jesus, to be Lord in every area of our lives. Is that true for you? Or, are there areas of your life that are off limits to God? Real sanctification knows that He is Lord of all…. or He is not Lord at all! Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 9 Oct 2012 08:26:07 EST Are You Being Corrupted? The problem with Jericho was not the city itself. The problem there was the people in the city. They had to be destroyed or their ways would have corrupted the children of Israel. Are You Being Corrupted? Vic. Mon, 8 Oct 2012 08:25:19 EST How Are You Walking? God’s plan for His children may sound a bit strange. All He asks us to do is walk in faith! The secret to living the successful Christian life is this: you can’t do it! It is not about what you can do, but it is all about what He can do. It is not about trying and failing. It is all about learning to abide in Jesus, and in drawing one’s strength from Him. How Are You Walking? Vic. Sun, 7 Oct 2012 07:43:25 EST Who Is In Control? God is looking for people who will quit trying to fight their own battles and win their own victories. God is looking for people who will sell out totally to Him and let Him have everything. Does that describe you? Sadly, it does not describe most of us, does it? We like to be in control. We like to call the shots. We like to be the boss, and it shows! It shows in defeat; in lack of peace and joy; in our being less than we could be for the Lord. Who Is In Control? Vic. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 09:41:45 EST Have You Surrendered? Before we can have the victory, we must be vanquished. Before we can conquer, we must first be conquered! Many today need to do just what Joshua did. Many need to lay down their swords at the feet of the Captain of the Lord’s host; and surrender their pride and yield to His authority! Have You Surrendered? Vic. Fri, 5 Oct 2012 07:35:06 EST How Good Is Your Word? “A man is only as good as his word”. Our ancestors placed high value on their word. When the moral values of the country began to deteriorate, lying became a more common place. Honesty became a less valued virtue in the world. How Good Is Your Word? Vic. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 07:45:16 EST Are You A Leader? Leadership always comes with great responsibility. There is the responsibility to seek the will of the Lord in every matter you face. There is the responsibility to make decisions that honor God above feelings. There is the responsibility to do everything with the understanding that every decision is like tossing a pebble into a pond. There are ripples from every decision you make. Are You A Leader? Vic Wed, 3 Oct 2012 07:15:41 EST Who Do You Believe? For every situation in life, God said one thing, and the devil said another. Which one will you choose or believe? Faith is not WHAT a person believes. Faith is Who a person believes. Who Do You Believe? Vic. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:44:06 EST