SparkPeople Inspired and Challenged by Joyce Meyer Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=28357 A great place to come to fellowship and lose weight while doing it. Come have fun and met some great people! SparkPeople Inspired and Challenged by Joyce Meyer Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=28357 anything new? study/ book/what your doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x58801662 Some of my studies are not meeting in the summer. So, I'm just picking around reading library books, ones left on the bookshelf, and going through various parts of the scripture. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:15:43 EST link to article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x58752298 <link>joycemeyer.org/articles/ea.aspx?arti<BR>cle=7_reasons_we_dont_take_care_of_our<BR>selves&utm_source=Joyce+Meyer+Ministri<BR>es&utm_campaign=a306cdf3b1-2014_August<BR>_eNewsletter_US_ROW&utm_medium=email&u<BR>tm_term=0_6b3d2df59b-a306cdf3b1-14313097 </link> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 14:45:41 EST moms day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x57841963 We received a call from our son. His voice is music to me. <BR> <BR> We went to church, took a walk and had a lovely meal out. <BR> <BR> I hope the rest of you received some sort of uplifting times <em>211</em> Mon, 12 May 2014 02:08:03 EST Anyone doing Joyce Meyers 3030 challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x56948068 I watch her everyday and starting in March she is challenging us to study the word for 30 min a day for 30 days. She talked about some struggles people may have when they first start but not to give up. The devil will try to attack, he doesn't like us to get into the word. The word is the truth and the truth will set us free. That's the last thing the devil wants for us. Joyce said we will probably notice a lot of little distractions during this 30 min. I was wondering if anyone else was doin... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:55:51 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x55956982 I am excited to find this team. I watch JM daily and find her down to earth approach very inspirational. It's great to find like minded people here for support. Glad to be here with you:-) Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:44:26 EST Holiday Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x55784719 It's important to remember that not everyone is surrounded by large wonderful families. Some of us have problems during the holidays and sometimes are overcome with great sadness when we remember the loved ones who are not with us. And, many people have no one to spend these times with and are besieged by loneliness. We all need caring thoughts and loving prayer right now. <BR> <BR> As you go through your the holiday period, please give a moment of support to all those who have family probl... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:12:13 EST Need advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x55446144 I grew up in a religious family. But I never had a relationship with God. Because of my parents I had a real problem with religion. We went to church and as we left my mother would start belittling everyone, critisising other peoples hair and clothes etc. Their behaviour never reflected their christianity they flaunted in everyones faces. They still do it today. When we visit they will preach and quote bible verses and out of the same mouth hatred etc. will flow. In any case, that caus... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 05:47:20 EST Hello Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x54744668 Hi everyone. I was here for a brief stint awhile back under a different name.I had been at SP for a year or so prior to that. I took some time off as I had lost a couple of people I love back in December, so needed some time to heal and regroup. I have been back for a little while and am now trying to go back and find some of the teams and friends I lost track of. To refresh memories, my name is Patti and I am long time married to teen sweetheart and have two grown children. I hail from North... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 21:09:28 EST out of town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x54130230 July 15-20, will check out when I come back. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:06:58 EST LETTING GO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x54127813 Good Day, <BR> <BR> Today's sermon prompted this new thread - the act of letting go. There is so much going on each and every day of everyone of our lives, in our communities, in this world, and it can grieve us immensely. Think on this, if somehow, we would trust God, the Lord almighty, who promises to take care of each and everything aspect of our lives, how about we try to let go. <BR> <BR> This thread, is for two reasons, our active admission of letting go of anything that is not po... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:42:07 EST do ya want too ??? RSVP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x53390527 I asked another one of my groups, and I got one person interested. Would you guys be interested in studying Joyce Meyer's new book with me,Making Good Habits, Breaking Old Habits. Basically , we would read a chapter and have questions and discussion. I read it, and now am going back to study it. <BR> <BR> The only reason I recommended purchasing the book in paper or electric device... is I probably can't quote enough for everyone o get the full impact because of copyright. <em>304</em> ... Sat, 18 May 2013 17:56:05 EST Received my book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x53140712 I got the new book she just wrote on habits.Prior to that I heard a teaching based on this online, and her live Question thing based on the book. Amazon also have the 1st chapter sample to read. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else reading it, or have read it? <BR> <BR> I hoping to get a few to do this book, that need some help getting back on track , that I now. <em>345</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 16:00:54 EST check this out everybody, so good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x53108327 <link>www.joycelive.org/habitswebcast/onde<BR>mand.aspx </link> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:56:45 EST we can do this/ easy and pays off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x52781679 <link>flowalking.com/2013/03/can-walking-c<BR>an-make-your-brain-younger-study-says-<BR>yes/ </link> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 13:38:59 EST SHARE YOUR DAILY CHAPTER/ VERSE(S) BIBLE READING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x52673007 The Lord is My Provider: <BR> The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in it's season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations but you shall not borrow. Deuteronomy 28:12 Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:37:26 EST Something to make you laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x52209151 SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU LAUGH. (STAY YOUNG) <BR> <BR> A man on a train got pretty chummy with the passengers. He said to a group__"I can tell you fellows what you are__" <BR> He said to one__"You're a blacksmith." <BR> "Yes" <BR> To another he said "You're a lawyer" <BR> "Yes" <BR> He looked at at a little dried up, weazened man and said, "You're a preacher." <BR> "No, I'm not" said the man, "I've just been sick three weeks." <BR> By Rev. Leon Hill (book O' for the life of a preacher" Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:41:58 EST Opportunity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x52207539 <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work" <BR> T. Edison Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:07:35 EST Thankfulness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x52192338 " I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder" Gilbert Keith Chersteton <em>211</em> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:01:51 EST WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x52146683 Challenges and difficulties are a part of life and words of encouragement can often help you get out of your rut. It’s easy to tell someone to hang in there and to keep a positive outlook when they are going through tough times but when it happens to you, keeping your chin up isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Even so, it’s not impossible. There are a lot of things you can do to help you stand back up and move forward. Whether you’ve been dealt with a setback while working towards your goa... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 08:53:30 EST Just checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x52062349 Hello everybody! I have been busy but am thankful for this group. I had oral surgery so am feeling nauseous and lethargic. I hope everyone has a blessed day! Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:09:04 EST WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x51974702 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 12:57:54 EST Lets Pray everyday ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x51973805 8:10 AM 2/4/2013 <BR> Whoo hoo good Morning God .. <BR> I ask myself why are we still here .. But is ok you have a plan we will walk it out .. Father today not our will but yours .. not our ways but your ways .. we lay our will <BR> at your feet and say Father if anything be in us that is not of you we don't want it .. it has to go and now .. in your dear sons name Jesus go .. Father we know Jesus is in <BR> us according to the word .. but we also know we are a 3 fold body so neat just like y... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:03:34 EST DO YOU HAVE YOUR ARMOR ON ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x51940489 5:10 AM 2/2/2013 <BR> Hi all <BR> Wow I have been so busy attending a online Divine Healing Course that my Preacher is teaching .. I am not sure how much I will get to listen to today as we are having company .. <BR> Is a good thing .. My Granddaughter is coming and it will be a awesome time .. well God is directing me to your Armor today .. <BR> <BR> Ephesians 6: 10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. <BR> 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:34:44 EST WELCOME TO COME ITS FREE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x51927141 DIVINE HEALING CLASSES <link>www.ustream.tv/channel/john-g.-lake-<BR>ministries </link> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:32:12 EST Jackie from NH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x51857455 Hi, <BR> My name is Jackie, and I am ready for a new spiritual challenge. I need to grow! I blog regularly about the Lord, nature and my family. <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal.asp?id=JSTETSER Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:49:32 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x51851152 Hi from the south east corner of England. <BR> <BR> Anyone recommend a book that deals with overcoming self sabotage? And negative self image? These are areas I struggle with. <BR> <BR> I aalso struggle with a positive concept of God as I was absued as a child and adult - and some of these used Christ to add a twist to the absue. <BR> <BR> If all books are recomended which is your favourite and wherere would you start? <BR> <BR> I have read a few of Joyce's books but am open to suggestion... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:31:29 EST Hello from NH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x51842234 Hi inspired and Challenged, <BR> I am looking for new inspiration and a spiritual challenge. I think I'll find it here. Today's blog tells you a bit about who I am. <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal.asp?id=JSTETSER Sun, 27 Jan 2013 06:40:11 EST anybody like to be an accountability partner ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x51374345 I was talking to my husband in the car, because I was considering resolutions or ways to improve or grow next year. <BR> <BR> In the summer, I was able to talk my sweet cousin into allowing me to check in once a week, and tell her what I had done or not done during the previous week . I had asked dozens of people previously, and they either ignored me, said no, or did it for a few weeks and fizzled out. <BR> <BR> Well my cousin is a professional coach. I don't have the to pay her , so basic... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:10:37 EST my friend sent this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x51258356 ' twa's 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 <BR> when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate. <BR> their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. <BR> they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. <BR> they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say. <BR> they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day. <BR> "where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. <BR> "this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:05:36 EST INTENTIONS FOR 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x51173593 I have had a wonderful 2012 - not to say that it was all unicorn's and roses - it was a year of enlightenment. It was such a journey. I declared my intention that I wanted to be healthy and in my mind, I was only talking about weight. However, life and the universe had me on a journey to heal, my mind, soul and heart and such as it was, it for me yielded some wonderful fruit. So for 2013, what are your intentions and how do you plan to prepare. Thank you so much for sharing, as this shar... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:57:21 EST my new exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50708373 I just started running several weeks ago. Today I did 3 bursts of running, 2 minutes each. The rest was walking in between for around 40 minutes. <BR> <BR> I'm trying o get i shape for my sis Pati who has lost big time ( on my blog ) <em>252</em> Mon, 5 Nov 2012 22:18:59 EST CHECK IN FROM THE STORM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50613811 An e-mail was sent to you today as a request to check -in so we can assure one another that we are all okay or if we are not okay. Thank you <BR> <BR> We had some tree damage, lost light during the evening while sleeping, we are okay in Hugesville Md. One quadrant near our home is still out of electricity and that is about 1500 homes. My community is only 15 homes, so that got us back up pretty quick. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:43:29 EST First ever Blog// I was compelled to Share http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50477684 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j<BR>ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106195 Sat, 20 Oct 2012 21:30:28 EST Most of these ideas are good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50407278 There is a few I'dd cross off the list. <BR> <BR> http://greatist.com/fitness/fun-group-wo<BR>rkouts/ <em>250</em> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 22:10:43 EST If this isn't Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50401362 I have had a very hard couple of days and God knew I needed this.. It was sent to me and those of you who have read about my Problems on my page.. You will understand.. <BR> <BR> "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28 <BR> Do you feel frustrated about the challenges you face in life? If so, have hope. God is your shelter, turn to Him. Not only will He give you peace but He also gave you everlasting life. Don't be afraid. :) God Bless you. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:41:43 EST Up Date on Gracie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50401001 Thank You.. I got a call from my friend..She was taken to the hospital with symptoms with being dehydrated.. They said she should be home in a couple of days.. But Please I want to post this to the web site cause I want her to come home with a ton of mail letters and note.. Keep Praying Lots of Love in Our Lord Jesus Christ Jane Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:13:21 EST I Have a Quest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50388919 I am going to place this information for someone to help out.. I have a friend who has a family member in MI and there is a little 10 old girl that has leukemia and wants cards from all over the world I will put the address on my page.. Please feel free to go there to get the address.. It is a challenge that I hope some of you follow.. It was so easy to make one It took me less than ten minutes on the computer..If you need an example write to me I will be happy to help,, Here is my personal a... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 19:09:17 EST I like this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50338939 http://www.faithandfitness.net/#4 Thu, 11 Oct 2012 02:07:46 EST Watch the winds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11194x28357x50331333 If we watch we can all weather the winds <BR> <BR> CAN YOU SLEEP WHEN THE WIND BLOWS? <BR> <BR> Years ago a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops. <BR> <BR> As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady stream of refusals. Finally, a shor... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:49:09 EST Goodie ! Gum Drops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50283592 Joyce will be in my city this Thurs- Sat. <BR> <BR> I hope the girl who mentioned she was able to attend the annual womens convention will tell us about that. <em>236</em> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 14:57:54 EST Please Pray http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50273368 A very good friend of mine.. His mother fell and has broke her pelvis in three places.. Please Pray for this family.. He is taking care of his mother and he has a brother that can not be left alone..He has the mind of a 10yr old and he had to put him in a Nursing Facility.. Please Pray for the Narbut Family.. In Christ we Trust... Hold them up Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:32:50 EST Sing Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50269617 I thought that this was a good song for all to sing today....Enjoy today cause we are not given tomorrow.. So sing for this moment. <BR> <BR> <BR> Singing for the Lord <BR> Praise the Lord in joyful song, <BR> Praise Him, Praise Him all day long. <BR> But what of me, I cannot sing; <BR> I have no melody to bring? <BR> Then read again, oh joy of joys, <BR> The Lord said, "Make a joyful noise." <BR> Sat, 6 Oct 2012 14:01:12 EST Rejoice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50240467 Here was my verse of today... I get something each day to read and this was a Great one.. I hope you enjoy it to.. <BR> <BR> <BR> "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice." - Philippians 4:4 <BR> <BR> ! The verse above is simple advice, isn't it? Sometimes it's hard to follow, but we all need to realize that God is good and our lives are a gift. Don't waste them by worrying or thinking about what you don't have. Be thankful for life and rejoice in the Lord! God Bless - <BR> ... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 12:30:59 EST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50195314 I got this message and it has got me through the day <BR> <BR> <BR> "You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness" - Psalm 30:11 <BR> <BR> Have you ever felt sad and desperate? We all go through rough patches in life, but one thing we need to keep in mind is that God will turn our mourning into dancing and our tears into joyful song. It may take faith and patience, but it will happen. Don't despair, He is there for you. Always Mon, 1 Oct 2012 18:21:38 EST Be Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50160868 "Just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep." - John 10:15 <BR> <BR> Have faith and be happy! Jesus, our Savior, laid down His life to wash away all of our sins. No matter what is going on in your life, remember that you have a Savior who loved you so much that He died for you. Just so you could have eternal life - hallelujah Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:58:24 EST Praise The Lord http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50125707 Here was my Uplifting word from my mail today I enjoyed being reminded of this over and over.. <BR> <BR> <BR> "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh." - John 6:51 <BR> <BR> Jesus's words here are so touching. He already knows that He will save us from our sins - and He will do so by sacrificing Himself. Take time now to thank God for such a wonderful gift. Je... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:38:38 EST I found this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50110130 I thought that it had some good meat that we all can enjoy... <BR> <BR> I Am a Christian <BR> When I say ... "I am a Christian" <BR> I'm not shouting, "I'm saved" <BR> I'm whispering, "I get lost!" <BR> "That is why I chose this way" <BR> <BR> When I say ... "I am a Christian" <BR> I don't speak of this with pride <BR> I'm confessing that I stumble, <BR> and need someone to be my guide <BR> <BR> When I say ... "I am a Christian" <BR> I'm not trying to be strong, <BR> I'm professing that I'... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:37:40 EST I just started going through http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50068495 I am using the devotional Love Out Loud. This was written last year by Joyce. It's very good. I like they give ya a question or little assignment how to practice the principle. <em>100</em> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 12:33:56 EST I Had to share this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50057125 We can always learn from this <BR> <BR> <BR> Noah's Ark Wisdom <BR> Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark: <BR> <BR> - Don't miss the boat. <BR> <BR> - Remember that we are all in the same boat. <BR> <BR> - Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark. <BR> <BR> - Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. <BR> <BR> - Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done. <BR> <BR> - Build your future o... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 16:13:37 EST I Need Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x50007393 It is just a mess around here.. My Uncle lost the battle and has went home to be with our Lord.I had to make a ton of calls for them to the family down South and now it is so crazy there with all of them in disarray..My Aunt is not well at this time and it is really hard on her.. I want to thank all of you that have Prayed now I need you to Pray for the family.. In His Wonderful Grace and Love Jane Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:45:35 EST Crazy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49996153 ."The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18 <BR> <BR> If you have ever experienced a time in your life when you are sad and cannot be consoled, know that the Lord is thinking of you. He wants to heal you. He saves the crushed in spirit, so have hope brothers and sisters. :) I had this in my mail box today..I know I needed it cause of the way things are going at this point.. I Pray you all have a Wonderful evening Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:53:06 EST Can you believe this??? ( a blessing ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49977673 Since this group discusses Joyce and her wonderful inspirational teaching.... <BR> <BR> I just received a phone all from their office. First they said thanks for supporting them all these years. BTW- I only contribute a small amount. Then they wanted to pray for me. I thought, I'm sure I ca think of something... I asked for prayer for our adult son who isn't presently walking with the Lord ( he did from 4-17 ). They started out saying whatever came to mind, and tried to cover all the basis. ... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:10:39 EST Wonderful Gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49952106 "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might." - Deuteronomy 6:5 <BR> <BR> Love is a powerful emotion. We are extremely lucky that God let us have such a wonderful gift. So, you should love your family and friends, but it's even more important for you to love God, your Father, with all of your might. He loves you, so it shouldn't be hard to love him back. :) Praise the Lord! I wanted to share this with everyone..I had this come to me ... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:02:00 EST Don't get wrapped up in things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49934628 <BR> <BR> "It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." - Deuteronomy 31:8 <BR> <BR> If you get wrapped up in the materialistic aspects of this world, sometimes you can forget about your Father. He who created you, protects you and will go before you always. Try to keep your eyes on the Lord, because He always has His eyes on you. :) God Bless you <BR> I get thoughts and scripture in my box every day.. This is... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:33:51 EST let's see if I can share this good aticle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49933857 http://greatist.com/health/why-do-i-eat-wh<BR>en-im-not-hungry/ Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:24:40 EST Gods Poem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49915702 Jesus is My Wish For You <BR> This is a beautiful short poem for anyone you feel needs to find Jesus. The words are so true. <BR> <BR> My wish for you is Jesus, <BR> He's all you need today, <BR> The Mighty God, Prince of Peace, <BR> The Light, the Truth, the Way, <BR> I found this and may it bless your heart <BR> He's with you in times of good, <BR> He'll be with you when they are bad, <BR> Laugh with you on happy days, <BR> Beside you when you're sad, <BR> <BR> So look to Him from... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:28:22 EST Always put on your Armor of Christ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49901426 "Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness." - 1 John 2:9 <BR> <BR> A lot of non-Christians look at us as if we're all a bunch of hypocrites. And that is the case for many Christians and people in general, which is why the Bible states that he who says he is in the light but shows hate...is still in the darkness. We have to truly live as Jesus would want us to and be a great example for Him. Enjoy your day and God bless! <BR> I got this note and wanted to sha... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:03:44 EST Something to laugh about.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49827169 Children say the funniest things..I just wanted to share this with everyone today.. We all need to laugh a little and this is mine for today. <BR> <BR> <BR> What the Bible Means <BR> A father was approached by his small son, who told him proudly, "I know what the Bible means!" <BR> <BR> His father smiled and replied, "What do you mean, you 'know' what the Bible means?" <BR> <BR> The son replied, "I do know!" <BR> <BR> "Okay," said his father. "So, Son, what does the Bible mean?" <BR> <B... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 10:41:32 EST Calling all Christians http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x49814757 I need a little help with all my Christian Friends.. She is down She feels defeated and can use all the mail from us as she can get... Her Nephew passed away ..Her brother found out he has cancer and she is not able to be with family due to not having transportation for her and her wheelchair... She loves the Lord but is really down.. Please give her a shout with a verse or words of wisdom.. lets help her out Please help my friend out..I know I can count on my Sisters and Brothers In Christ..... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 12:46:57 EST We are just plainly Blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49765562 <BR> You Are Blessed <BR> If you own just one Bible ... you are abundantly blessed. 1/3 of all the world does not have access to one. <BR> <BR> If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. <BR> <BR> If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 500 million people in the world. <BR> <BR> If you can... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 12:09:03 EST He Loves us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49725999 <BR> "We love because He first loved us." - 1 John 4:19 <BR> <BR> One of the most precious gifts God gave us is the ability to love. That one feeling gives us purpose in our lives, holds families together and helps us stay on a Christian path. Remember to say "Thank you, God!" for loving us and giving us love. God Bless you! Sat, 1 Sep 2012 19:18:46 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x49700973 I just became a member last night and have not had the time to write..I was in such a hurry I had to put a post about my Uncle.. So thanks to all of you have responded... I live in NJ and I am a transplant from Alabama.. I am a retired Pre-K Teacher... and I am a big fan of Joyce Meyers... Our family still needs the Prayers.. and when I get an update I will put it down.. Thanks again for all of you that have responded.. In His Matchless Name Jane Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:35:57 EST We need Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49684098 I need as many of you as possible to take a second and please Pray for my Uncle James Moore.. He is now at the final stage and is passing from this old body to a new one.. He has seven kids and there is such diorder among and my poor Aunt is in need of Prayer... Things just need to be bathed in Prayer.. I want to thank everyone for helping me with this request In Christ Name Jane Gibe Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:17:28 EST guess what?/ kinda exciting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49627383 Joyce is coming to my city Oct 11-13. It's been at least six years, maybe more. <em>244</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 01:38:34 EST Love Life Women's Conference http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49555614 Anyone else going to this next month?? This will be my first time, and I'm really excited! I'm going with a friend who has been before. Her husband is being very gracious and footing most of the bill (hotel and train to St. Louis from Kalamazoo + registration). <BR> <BR> Has anyone else been to one of them before? Tue, 21 Aug 2012 08:13:09 EST When is your birthday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49420299 I will start: <BR> <BR> October 29 Sun, 12 Aug 2012 07:59:48 EST Having Church at Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x49205060 I have had a very heavy cold over the last few days. Today is Sunday and I am still under the weather so I can't go to church. I am so sorry to miss but this is a good thing as I know that I am in the church where God wants me to be - otherwise I wouldn't be sorry to miss. <BR> <BR> There is lots of ministry on the satellite feed here in Bermuda so will content myself with this. But had to remind myself that God is with me wherever I am - although it's His will for us to fellowship toge... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 07:38:38 EST Friendly chat room open http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x48950629 I notice you didn't have a chat room so I hope you don't mind. <BR> I just woke up and cleaned up a bit. My youngest daughter and her husband and kids are here in my one bedroom apt. It looks like a pig stie. Before they showed up it was clean and I cleaned my apt once a week and also did the laundry once or every two weeks. I can't wait for them to move out so I can get my place back in order again. <BR> Darlene Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:47:50 EST Did you drink your 8 glassses of water today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x48920126 Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist! <BR> Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body: <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:37:39 EST First Two Weeks and Goal in Sight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x48876016 I can see the weight challenge will be easy to acheive, the fitness challenge will be harder. Sat, 7 Jul 2012 22:34:09 EST Hola! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x48613546 I am new to this group. I'm a single working mother to a 13 yr old boy who is the light of my life. I have about 100 lbs to lose. I am a "liberal" Christian who is a huge fan of Joyce Meyer. I love that she is a practical teacher of biblical principles such as with Battlefield of the Mind and Beauty for Ashes. In fact I am currently listening to her audiobook "Do Yourself a Favor : Forgive". I am looking forward to being a part of this group! Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:21:27 EST A couple of ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23041x28357x48442281 I am not sure if this is the place to post this, but I have a couple of ideas that might be fun and help us get to know each each other and grow in Christ. Since I am new here, if someone has already suggested/is doing this please let me know. I was wondering if <BR> 1. Anyone might like to read one of Joyce's books as a group and comment/discuss it <BR> 2. Anyone would be interested in pairing up as prayer partners <BR> Thanks! <BR> In His Love, <BR> Leila Sat, 9 Jun 2012 02:49:01 EST a great link to check out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x48373154 http://dailyaudiobible.com/ <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi, I found this website several months ago. I started downloading their podcast on my i-pod, in which Brian reads a proverb a day. <BR> <BR> He is an excellent reader. it isn't monotone like many of the CD's and such out there. He is so expressive and passionate about God's word. I don't always like every one of the translations, but it is inspiring this way, because if there is a version that is hard to grasp, it is helpful. One can also hear it... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 16:38:26 EST Battle Field Of the Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x48363168 I just started reading it. Is anyone out there reading it or has read it? Mon, 4 Jun 2012 01:21:06 EST HI I AM NEW TO THIS TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x47896439 PLEASE CALL ME KATHY <BR> <BR> I HAVE WATCH JOYCE MYERS FOR YEARS <BR> I FEEL THIS WAS NO ACCIDENT . IN FINDING THIS TEAM <em>244</em> Thu, 3 May 2012 14:58:30 EST Cinnamon and honey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x47805652 Cinnamon and Honey <BR> Whoever thought? Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. What it will do is what some call 'turning to sugar'. In reality, honey is always honey. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will "crystallize". When this happens loosen the lid, boil some water and sit the honey container in the hot water, but turn off the heat and let it liquefy naturally. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microwav... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 10:47:13 EST Chair zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23041x28357x47781757 Thanks for the link to do the chair zumba, I am going to have to try it. It looks fun and easy to remember the motions:) Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:50:16 EST Hi Everyone I'm New !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x47512528 Hello Everyone, My name is Chaunda .. Just stopped by to introduce myself to the group. Feel free to stop by my page and say hello.. I'm looking for friends and support ... Thanks God Bless ! Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:15:10 EST I heard this on AIR 1 today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x47477339 I don't know if I'll get the quote exactly but it almost made me stop in my tracks. <BR> <BR> This is a christian radio station. 88.9 ( and perhaps it has repeater stations, not sure ). <BR> <BR> They said, that tomorrow is the most important day in the universe, that death DIED, because of Jesus gift. That is an interesting way of considering what a big deal it is. <BR> <BR> I got to talk with the lady that sells flowers in the neighborhood. it was a blessing. She shared with me some trou... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 00:57:01 EST SPRING RENEWAL WEIGH-IN and OTHER HEALTH RELATIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23041x28357x47406192 Well the trusty weigh-in thread. This is a place if you choose to record your weight. It is non-pressure situation. It is also to discuss health related topics. If you read my blog, you will find that I had a blood sugar crisis this past weekend and that is my goal to get that in control. feel free to share. I don't judge, nor will I allow if it is under my control to have another judge either. I do support prayer!! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:30:30 EST Thank you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x47357411 Thanks you everyone who sent me wonderful birthday wishes! Sat, 31 Mar 2012 15:28:40 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x47180852 My name is Kathy and I just found this group. I decided to join as I do like Joyce Meyer and enjoy her books. I have also seen her in person. I use her books Eat & Stay Thin and Look Great Feel Great as motivational books to help me loose the weight I need to. I also use others, plus of course The Word of God-Bible. "I can do ALL things through Him". <BR> I am single, 51 and love the Lord. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 16:01:11 EST Feeling all over the place....but still hopeful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x46934250 <em>40</em> <BR> Hi all, im new to spark people and so happy i've joined its always been so hard for me to stick to anything for very long. But this time i must I went for a physical a few wks ago and found out i was prediabetic. I have lost about 10-12 pds so far. And im grateful beleive me and hopeful to continue. I feel its different now because i am reaching out to people for help , using God more in my life with relying on him. And in a strange way i dont know if you all can relate but... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 11:22:35 EST Did you drink your 8 glasses of water today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x46615106 This is essential to weight loss and also for cleansing of the body. <BR> Irene Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:10:10 EST Today, my heart finds joy in . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x46449006 One of my favorite bible passages comes from the Apostle Paul, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thes 5:16-18 <BR> <BR> Joy is also a fruit of the Spirit: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." (Galatians 5:22-23) I also like the clarification we get through the amplified bible that Joyce Meyer regularly uses, “But... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 12:59:00 EST the truth? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x46329440 (sorry if this is so long, but I honestly have no one else to talk to about this, nobody has to read it, but believe me when I say I honestly have no one else in my life to share this with) <BR> <BR> <BR> So I just figured out something about myself today. Something I feel that has been bothering me for probably almost my entire life and I never knew how to put words on it until now. One of the reasons I want to lose weight so much is because I felt like if I do this problem would just go a... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:37:40 EST need some support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x46037074 I had a very rough week. I realized that I didnt eat as good as I should have but I was shocked to see that I gained back all 6 pounds I lost last week. It felt like a sick joke, because in no way did I think I actually blew it. I feel like everytime I get happy or excited it never lasts. I really want God to help me but I feel like if I forget to pray I pay for it big time. I'm really trying hard to start new habits this year, like praying more often and losing weight, its just I'm not doing... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 04:25:27 EST Thank Your Team Leader Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x46001387 Dear Sweetlips, <BR> Thank you so very much for all your wonderfully thoughtful, Christ filled posts, emails, encouraging words, and everything else you do. Thank you for being our team leader and faithfully serving the Lord. I am so thankful that the Lord has lead me here and that He has given me you to be a team leader! You are doing a fabulous job!!! Thank you! <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 01:17:04 EST Reading & joyce books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x45997442 I have read her book "The Power of Simple Prayer" teaching you how to pray which was really helpful and good, and I'm trying to read 2 other books of hers. I got "Look Good, Feel Good" which gives you small steps you can take to lose weight and get healthier, and also Battlefield of the Mind. And I'm trying to read passages of the bible everyday too. I need to slow down a bit maybe but I do love reading. Has anyone else read any books by her? Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:51:50 EST A New Year... A New Sparkie... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x45981972 Hey Sparkies! My name is Kimberley. I'm Canadian. I am tired of being overweight. 2012 is the year that I get healthy .. no more excuses! I just hope now I have what it takes to get me to where I would like to be. (sigh!) <BR> <BR> Anyhow! Enough about me. ;) Time to join the party & have some fun. :) Thu, 12 Jan 2012 02:04:54 EST What has Joyce motivated you to do recently? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x45962323 Joyce often says we need to study the Bible for ourselves, not just read it or listen to Joyce. So today I read the book of James and tomorrow I am going to start studying it. <BR> <BR> What has Joyce motivated you to do recently? <BR> <BR> <em>271</em> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 06:40:52 EST Today I am proud of myself for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x45950478 Fill in the blank. <BR> <BR> Today I am proud of myself for__________________________________ <BR> <BR> Waking up and going stright into devotions. And also doing my exercise. I am quite happy. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:05:08 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x45554254 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm not new to Sparks or to this team, but I had to start over someplace and so ~ here I am ~ again. Last I was here was back in July. That seems like ages ago... <BR> <BR> Anyway, If you were here when I was here before... I'm Monicat. I still have that old spark page but I don't visit it. I started a new page because I needed a fresh start. <BR> <BR> I hope to meet some new people and reconnect with some of my old friends, too. I'm sure we will be able to ... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 22:09:06 EST I'm new to Sparks and to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x45185610 Hello Everyone! <BR> I'm new to Sparks and love what I've found so far. I am age 54 with 3 teen kids with special needs kids - aspergers/autism, reactive attachment disorder, learning disabilities. Two are adopted. All are awesome kids but often very challenging. I homeschool two of them and help hubby with business. I have been a chronic stress eater and have packed on 60 extra pounds that way. But, enough is enough! I am so tired of not fiting in my clothes and not being able to bend o... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:11:15 EST WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x45151118 Team, <BR> <BR> This begins the time of the year, where loneliness sets in for many people, even those who have family around them; It is a time for some where there is more suicides, hospital admittance, depression, missing loved ones and fears become abound. As often as you can, stop by this thread and leave a prayer or a request. If I can get a few folks to stop by here and offer comfort, it will be appreciated. <BR> <BR> If there is any team member in my area and don't want to be alo... Sat, 19 Nov 2011 07:11:22 EST I'm here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x45107762 Hey there everyone, <BR> Just wanted to stop by and say "Nice to meet you all" I have been around for about a week officially now even though I started my diet on October 11/11. I am amazed at the amount of information and fellowship that is offered here. I believe this will help me enormously. Thanks to everybody that is involved in bringing all there wonderful resources to the web. <BR> Jeannied2000 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:08:27 EST Starting something new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x44867048 Life has taken a major turn the last few months and now I find myself working from home with two kids to raise. I know that God has a plan for me and that I need to make some major changes in myself. Looking for some support and motivation and few good friends. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 12:17:24 EST Need help with proper "gym protocol" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x44666601 After the fact, it is comical - at the time, I must say it was quite annoying. I use public transportation as it is very convenient for me. I take 3 buses to get to work. I work 4p - 8a shift.(16 hours). I got up yesterday at 9am; left the house by noon, took 2 buses to get to the gym. Hadn't been in several months; starting anew. There were only 2 women in the gym by the time I got there. Got on a treadmill and within minutes, a women got on the machine next to me. She was NOT wearing s... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:13:46 EST Hi! Hey! Hello! Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x44602433 Hi! I'm excited to head full force into SP! I hope to make many friends and develop a good support team. Sat, 15 Oct 2011 16:44:13 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x44596545 My name is Renee', I just joined. I am looking to lose weight and become healthier. I have struggled in the past trying to acheive these goals but have failed. I had really given up but realized that I have a lot to live for and need to become healthier. I am glad I found SP, it looks like a great place to find encouragement from people that has had the same problems. Looking forward to meeting everyone and becoming a better me. <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Oct 2011 07:52:18 EST I love Jesus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x44592865 I love listening to Joyce Meyer. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 21:39:32 EST Make someone feel good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x44519748 Say something nice about someone on your team each day. A different one each day. <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:15:00 EST Hey y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x44483636 I just came back to SP after an absence of a couple of years, and just joined this team. I've been a huge fan of Joyce Meyer for 15 years or so. I know God has used her to literally save my life. Right now she is helping me get through the worst year of my life and giving me hope that by the time 2011 is over it might not be such an awful year after all. So I was SO happy to find this team! <BR> <BR> As Joyce so often says, I'm not where I need to be, but THANK GOD I'm not where I used... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 22:44:57 EST Hi.. My name is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x44033334 Hi Everyone! ... My name is Kim. Been here before - needed a new start. I am hoping this time will be the time that my spark is re-lighted. :) I live in Toronto Canada with my husband. Don't have any kids but lots of stuffed animals. :) I am addicted to horror movies, facebook, hello kitty, black&white photography, reading, listening to music (all kinds), and apparently collecting stuffed animals. :) <BR> <BR> I am a binge-eater, late night snacker, emotional eater, addicted to food... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 22:42:32 EST EXERCISE AND WATER CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11194x28357x43897959 Please use this thread to post your water and exercise for the days that you are active. I do hope that you are drinking water daily. <BR> <BR> I would not begin to tell you what to do, but I am suggesting that you exercise to stimulate your wonderful body created by God. <BR> <BR> Here are some suggestions: <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Walk - when you choose, as long and as far as you choose. I was told to start out with 11 minutes a day, and then add 5 minutes each time you do it. You will ... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 12:02:31 EST Not So New - Newbie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x43816176 Hi! My name is Kim. I am not so new to sparkpeople. I have joined and re-joined SP more than I can count on my fingertips. :) But now is what matters most... right? ;) I will never give up on me.. and, GOD I know will never give up on me either. :) I love Joyce Meyer... I think she's an awesome woman and when I saw this team.. I just *had* to join up. :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great day! <BR> ~Kim Tue, 30 Aug 2011 16:20:26 EST LATE SUMMER NOTE FROM JACKI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x43471196 Hey Team, <BR> I keep getting messages that I am missed and I really appreciate it. I do enjoy being Team lead; however, I had to balance my internet time with my very busy life and my very busy life with the internet time. Nonetheless, I am around and I stop by some of the members pages and I also put a note to those who I have not seen a post for the past 6 months. So, please know that I am still here, and as I am lead, I follow. <BR> <BR> I have also streamlined my teams and I also ... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:19:26 EST New to SP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x43016845 Hello! I am working on weight loss and a more active & healthy lifestyle! Love Joyce Meyers, so glad to find this team! <em>41</em> Sat, 16 Jul 2011 09:25:19 EST Trying to get connected http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x42922225 Sparkpeople seems awesome. Just not sure how to connect with anyone. So many people here. I am a retired schoolteacer, love being a grandma, and love playing my bass at church. It's exciting watching God in action. Started with about 46 in church and now we have about 1200. My husband has just gotten out of the hospital from tic fever and pneumonia. I decide I needed to join $parkpeople to get support,--stressing and eating too much. Today is our first day back to work. Praying for streng... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:53:45 EST an intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x42897445 I am Sue. I used to exercise regularly. Since I got laid off my job, I got out of he habit. I started up gain about a month ago. Also my sister lost 53 lbs, so I hought I should get motivated. This is her first time doing a major change in many many years. I wasn't to overweight, but I lost some extra. So now I'm at the lower chart of the range for my size. I wanted to up my energy, be health and bring down the cholesterol. <BR> <BR> I do like Joyce and my friend and I are doing her sequel ... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 22:15:36 EST Name one change you have made to lose the weight ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11194x28357x42554028 I will start this post.I exercise with weights three times per week in my home rain or shine. <em>34</em> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:25:37 EST CHALLENGE THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x42319636 Please post your daily progress here: <BR> <BR> June <BR> <BR> 20 extra minutes on your exercise routine or if not exercising start with 20 minutes <BR> <BR> 20 servings of fruit of vegetables over the 20 days period <BR> <BR> 20 glasses of water every 2 days. Wed, 8 Jun 2011 21:10:46 EST FORGIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x41948081 I am creating this thread so we can post about forgiveness. Even if you are having a difficult time forgiving, yourself or someone else, post it here. I will be praying for the information here daily and of course anyone else who cares to join. <BR> <BR> Wash me thoroughly [and repeatedly] from my iniquity and guilt and cleanse me and make me wholly pure from my sin! Psalm 51: 2 <BR> <BR> Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me. ... Fri, 20 May 2011 21:36:19 EST How many Log in Points did you get today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x41918159 Let's tell everyone what we spun on the wheel each day. Thu, 19 May 2011 10:13:03 EST MEMORY SCRIPTURES - MAY 8-MAY 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11194x28357x41704257 OLD TESTAMENT: 1The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NEW TESTAMENT: ROMAN 12:1-2 (NRSV) <BR> 1Therefore (A)I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to (B)present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. <BR> 2And do not (C)be conformed to (D)this world, but be transformed by the (E)renewing of your ... Sun, 8 May 2011 20:42:56 EST MEMORY SCRIPTURE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x41703962 The Lord laid it on my heart to encourage persons to seek and develop a hunger for God's word and have that word stored in our hearts. I will be posting scriptures to memorize. It is my hope that we will begin this journey together and enjoy developing a love for the word of God. <BR> <BR> There is a praise song: <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXFi6lUUz5s </link> "I am a friend of God." I realize that in order to be a friend of God, I have to know his word, love and obey God by reading... Sun, 8 May 2011 20:26:51 EST NOTE FROM JACKI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x41396974 Well team, I am still here, but ill. Not to worry, this a journey and battle that God will handle and I will see the victory. Also, please read blog. My laptop went to laptop graveyard this week. I do have a desk top, but I am limited on it because of my health and I can get downstairs often unless someone is home. I know I will be checking in. <BR> <BR> Keep me in your prayers please. I start treatment next week, and will be looking to see great results. I trust God and I pray for yo... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 11:35:21 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x41274271 My name is Brenda, and I am thrilled to be joining your team. I have been a fan of Joyce Meyer for years, and she is totally awsome. <BR> <BR> I am a married 46 year old woman with two children, 17 and 19. I try to go to church; however I suffer from extreme anxiety which sometimes prevents me from going out. Joyce has helped me to understand God's word through her resources and the amplified bible. <BR> <BR> My other challenge is that I have been bulimic for approximately 30 years. ... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 11:09:52 EST How to start over....again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x40966710 Good Lord. I am at my highest weight ever, am coming off a recent unexpected death of a sibling, have a hip/leg injury and am recently diagnosed as having celiac disease and have to be casein (protein in dairy products) free. <BR> <BR> But other than that......I'm fine:-) <BR> <BR> I don't know where to begin so I have been wallowing in self-pity, fear, grief, and disbelief. All of this has gotten me to feeling just yucky, yucky, yucky. <BR> <BR> I want to BREATHE! And begin again. <BR... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 21:13:42 EST SPARKPEOPLE QUIZZES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x40435917 There is a new line item on our SparkPoints call SparkPeople Quizzes - it is the last item on the list. Get a minute take a quiz. If you are in to points, you can do a max of 50 points per day. Tue, 8 Mar 2011 23:12:16 EST Joyce Meyer is awesome!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x40182289 Hello everyone!! My name is Stacy and I'm a newbie to this forum, Love listening to Joyce Meyer almost every chance I can get, I love her point of view on everything Christian! I'm Currently reading between to books of hers Battlefield of the mind and Help me I'm married which I love! Just thought i'd drop a few lines and take the time to say hello to all her devoted followers :) Sat, 26 Feb 2011 10:05:28 EST another team newbie.... ;-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x39664561 ... Hi Team!! <BR> <BR> My name is Kimberley. I've been a sparkie since March 8th, 2010. Ever since I joined SP ~ every time I joined a Spark Team ~ I would never do very much in that team. I am hoping this year things will be different. :) <BR> <BR> I'm off now to check out the team page. :) <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Let's GO Team!!! <em>236</em> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 14:48:19 EST Seeing Joyce Meyer live http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x39219690 Hi all, I'm new to SP and so happy to find this team. I just found out I am going to a JM conference in Phoenix in Feb. It's extra special because I am coming out of a very difficult 2 years, and because I'm going with my mom. We've had a strained relationship most of my life so this is a wonderful healing time. So, because I want this trip to be as nice as possible, I'm wondering if anyone who has gone to one of these events has any helpful tips or advice. Mon, 17 Jan 2011 02:56:28 EST AFFIRMING PRAYER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x38796722 Dear Lord, <BR> <BR> We know our bodies are the temple of your Holy Spirit. We don’t always act on that knowledge, but it remains true, nevertheless, Lord, we I acknowledge that we are not our own. You bought us at a price and we are yours. We want to honor you with our bodies. Lord, forgive us dishonoring you by filling your temple with things that are not good or healthy for us, thing by corrupting our temples with , unpleasant words and negative thoughts, that cause us to stress, thi... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 22:12:33 EST PRAISE AND WORSHIP MUSIC - ADD AS YOU SEE FIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x38715120 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1QuYNmfxUw </link> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1wq3uyR7qw&<BR>feature=related </link> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmQg-j7WmO8&<BR>feature=related </link> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 11:40:40 EST Encouraging Scripture for weight loss ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x38714795 MATTHEW 6:25 Jesus said: Therefore I tell you,do not worry about your your life,what you will eat or drink,or about your body or what you will wear.Is not life more important than food?.......who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? <BR> <BR> when I read this scripture it causes me to think two things. <BR> #1. that food is food is food. dont worry if your sticking to your diet plan all the time .eat what God has put in front of you. When your hungry. <BR> <BR> #2 Th... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 11:25:19 EST try try again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x38680646 hi!!! it's a great start...i exercised for an hour today...very excited to be a part of a community that gets it:) Mon, 27 Dec 2010 17:17:44 EST Say something good about yourself ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x38625558 We always see our own false and mistakes on a daily bases,its time to see our good points.We all have many good points about ourselves lets post them on this forum.When your feeling down post something good about your self,change how you think about yourself.I will start. <BR> When I got up this morning I looked at myself in the mirror and I didn't like the way the back of my legs looked .It was a downer for me <BR> <BR> I raise 3 beautiful children and spend time with 5 of my grandchildren... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 13:28:35 EST THANKFUL THURSDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x38503622 Today, I am thankful for being able to pray and rejoice. What about you! Thu, 16 Dec 2010 07:20:35 EST What is YOUR December Challenge to YOURSELF? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x38452632 I am challenging myself to an 7 pound weight loss by January 1. This is part of a larger goal I had set, and what I have left to go in order to reach it! Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:55:31 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x38417684 My name is candice and I'm 32yrs old from california. I'm a nurse and weigh 271.6 lb. We're playing the biggest loser at work when I found this site and I pray that this works. I would also really love to meet other brothers and sister in Christ. Sat, 11 Dec 2010 10:51:08 EST Hi everyone & help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x38417195 My name is Candice. I'm 32 yrs old from California & I weigh 271.6 lb. I've been on my diet for 1 and a half weeks excising like crazy and eating healthy food. The first week I only lost 0.8lb and now I made the mistake of weighing on my mom's scale yesterday and it says I way 280lb. Any ideas with what I could be doing wrong. I'm praying for the Lord to help but no matter what I do it seems like I just can't lose weight. Help if you have any advice. Sat, 11 Dec 2010 10:23:54 EST Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x38334210 Thank you, Beanygirl! I so appreciate the line of leaving your shallow places behind. Satan can cause doubts in our action-his goal is to keep us second guessing ourselvs so we do not take the path God dsires us on. I have had to learn this the hard way-indecision is not from above. <em>443</em> Tue, 7 Dec 2010 00:03:44 EST How Do You See Yourself? by Joyce Meyer (so good!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x38255478 <BR> Do you like yourself? After years of trying to help people emotionally, mentally, spiritually and socially, it was a major breakthrough when I discovered that most people really donÕt like themselves. Some of them know it, while others donÕt even have a clue that this is probably the root of so many other problems in their lives. <BR> <BR> God wants us to have great relationships, but self-rejection and even self-hatred are the roots of many relationship problems. In fact, IÕve found ... Thu, 2 Dec 2010 19:51:57 EST A NOTE TO EWYLIE30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37771735 Dear EWYLIE30, <BR> <BR> I am concerned for you as you have not been here for awhile, nearing a month. I do understand that you are working through life, and I really understand being busy. <BR> <BR> Is there something that your team can pray for to ask God to change in your life. If you don't want to share the details, that is well as well; you should know that some of us are praying for you, because that is what we do. <BR> <BR> Life is a journey, and sometimes it is most difficult, s... Sat, 6 Nov 2010 16:17:36 EST DAILY DEVOTIONS FOR DIETERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37631075 October 30 <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 37:39 <BR> But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble. <BR> <BR> <BR> Bob had a terrible dream. Food kept coming at him from every direction. Wherever it touched him, it stuck to him. Before long he couldn't move. He had trouble breathing. He had trouble seeing. He was hot and slimy. He kept trying to reach out for help, but no help came. He was buried under a mountain of food. As he lay awake thinking of... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 18:27:00 EST Instead of binge eating.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37603788 I'd like to make a list of quick prayers I can say to STOP myself before I begin binge. Any ideas would be appreciated:-) Fri, 29 Oct 2010 06:59:57 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37507668 <em>24</em> I'm not sure where to begin, because there is so much going on with my daughter and her health right now and I don't understand all the details. <BR> <BR> Here's what I can say Kristi, my daughter, had a birth defect that went unnoticed because it gave no noticable problem until she was about 30 years old and started having headaches. After many attempts to alievate the problem, she had an MRI on her skull which showed the deformity. She had part 1 of the surgery last fall ... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 16:06:38 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37376582 I'm not sure if we already have a prayer request thread so if we do, please excuse the repetition. I have asked for prayers for my sister and nephew before and need to again. <BR> <BR> My 62 year old sister was widowed 8 years ago when her son was just 12. The two of them have never dealt with their grief, they continue to carry it around as a daily drudgery. They are sad, bitter, angry.....my sister has been trying to sell her house in NJ for 7 months. She is out of $$$$ and is having n... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 05:00:55 EST What's for Breakfast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37361463 Eating breakfast is essentual for a healthy lifestyle and weightloss. That said.. what did you eat for breakfast today? <BR> <BR> I made regular oatmeal with Almond Milk. Sauteed apples in a tsp of butter and cinnamon, Put that in with the oatmeal. Mm Mm Mm. Its totally healthy and smells SO good when it's cooking. Sun, 17 Oct 2010 10:39:04 EST Book Discussion/ Battlefield of the Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37317340 Ok. I guess we'll just be doing it on this thread. Thu, 14 Oct 2010 19:30:42 EST Our Own Little Panic Button Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37317149 I saw today that someone needed help and thought it would be good to have our own little Panic button thread where people can come and say that they need some extra support and let it out. Talk away you guys. You'll see me on here alot also I'm sure. lol Thu, 14 Oct 2010 19:20:04 EST General Conversations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37295638 I figured we needed somewhere to vent or to just type out things. No judgements allowed. If you have nothing good to say to someone, DO NOT say anything at all. Sometimes, this is the only place someone has to get something out. <em>247</em> <BR> This can also be used for questions, comments, just talking. Blessings.. etc.. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 18:51:30 EST One Mile One Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11194x28357x37293226 I was given this idea by RAINPUDDLE and Beaniegirl. I think we should start a challenge where we walk 5 miles a week. That's 1 mile 5 times a week or broken up into whatever days. At the end of our miles, everyone collects one canned good and puts it in a bag and at the end of the challenge, or whenever, take the bag of cans to a food bank to help others for the holidays. That's so awesome! Me and many other have been single parents at times and not had anything at Thanksgiving and know the i... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 16:28:40 EST Water?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x37290906 Hey! I know that drinking water is a MUST with losing weight. It goes hand in hand. Like white on rice lol. What I wanna try here is everyone who drinks your 8 cups of water a day, put a BIG <em>91</em> for their post and tell how many they drank. This is always fun and an easy way to be proud of your small goal. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:14:44 EST Discussions of Joyce Meyers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37290823 I was thinking this could be a specific thread to discuss topics/books/struggles.. etc.. I really want to start discussing Battlefield of the Mind together but we need to get people involved to do that effectively. It will happen. Someone needs this group. I feel it and I'm gonna make it happen regardless of what people say. Jesus wasn't liked all the time either, right? <em>129</em> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:09:47 EST Ideas anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11194x28357x37290772 <BR> I really wanna make this team fun and exciting for everyone. Do you all have any ideas or specific challenges or games you'd like to do or be apart of? Young/older doesn't matter. I can make it fun for everyone. What I would like to do is for people to pledge some fitness minutes and we could see how close we came to the total. Everyone can do something. We have to get into the mindset of losing weight. So.. any ideas?? Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:05:44 EST What's a Stronghold that you feel Satan has on you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37290517 Many of us have strongholds on our minds. Me included. They can stem from our past or just day to day things. What is one that you struggle with? Wed, 13 Oct 2010 13:51:24 EST Five Things About Me.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x37289465 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What are five things about you that make you "YOU?" <BR> Five things you'd like people to know? <BR> Can be weird things or whatever you want people to know! <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:57:37 EST GOOD-BYE TO.. HELLO TO.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37289255 <BR> What are you willing/ready to say goodbye to and what would you like to replace it with? Such as bad attitudes, bad eating, self-doubt.. etc.. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:47:29 EST Today My Focus Is On... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37289225 <BR> What is your focus today? Nothing is too small or too big. <BR> <BR> My focus today is to stay positive and not let little things bum me out and ruin my day. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:45:39 EST Hey Guys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37285726 <BR> Hey! I hope everyone is doing great today and being positive as hard as it is at times. <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> I've been asked to be the leader of this team. I'm totally syked! I've always wanted to be leader here but people have not always liked me due to me wanting to liven things up and make it more accomodating for other ages groups as well. But the past is the past and I'm here and want to get this group excited and having fun! <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I'd like to get to know e... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 09:58:46 EST WHY I AM LEAVING THIS BELOVED TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37271662 I have prayed and prayed and have now come to a difficult decision. I am leaving this team that I have come to love because of circumstances under which I had no control, but have left me grieving. We lost our beloved leader because of these circumstance and I am shocked and stunned about the reason that lead up to that. I have made some wonderful friends on this team and I still want to be your friend. I will find another Christian Team to take the place of this one, but in my heart, thi... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 16:19:50 EST Rich Mullins- Elijah http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37240689 <BR> I've been goin through some really, really hard things. It got so bad the other night that I laid in bed cryin thinking, "If it weren't for me having these kids, I'd take all these pills and end it." I might as well tell a little of the story here while I'm here. <BR> <BR> I've had a life full of rejection and abuse starting from my mom at a very young age. My little brother was and still is the "golden child." It hurts me so much even to this day at 33. Everytime I try to talk to my m... Mon, 11 Oct 2010 09:07:56 EST Question of the week:10/10 All about sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37226154 We are all here because we are sparkspeople and we all share being touched by Joyce Meyers in mind and Spirit. <BR> <BR> Today lets think about our sparks journey... <BR> <BR> How did you find sparks? What brought you to sparkspeople? <BR> <BR> What was the "last straw" or turning point for you? <BR> <BR> How are you proceeding on your sparks journey? <BR> <BR> How to you spread the spark? <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 10 Oct 2010 13:23:57 EST weekly challenge 10/3 - 10/9 are in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37224239 Hi.....well team, I am so happy to report that this week I get to give out 9 team goodies to our fellow team mates for completing and succeeding in the weekly challenge. They added 10 extra minutes to their work out routines...woo hoo!!! Goodies go out to: JAZZYDJ1017, KATHYJO56, ME, MOIRA48, 14JESUSGIRL, QTEEALADY20031,I-SAW-THE-LITE, GRANPATTIE, UNISCORPHMKR. <BR> <BR> The new weekly challenge has been posted. Hope to see you there....Have a joy filled day, Karen <em>213</em> Sun, 10 Oct 2010 11:30:57 EST A Beautiful Song - Angels Among Us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37222564 Angels Among Us, by Alan Jackson and Randy Travis <BR> <BR> I just heard this song this morning, and I thought it was beautiful. Have a listen if you have a minute: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubNAfASMEpI&<BR>feature=related </link> Sun, 10 Oct 2010 09:48:15 EST Happy Birthday - October 10th! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37221749 <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <em>475</em> <em>283</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to one of our team mates! Let's help make this birthday special! <BR> <BR> WALL-E2 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WA<BR>LL-E2 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <em>475</em> <em>283</em> <em>410</em> Sun, 10 Oct 2010 08:54:45 EST Weekly Challenge: 10/10 - 10/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x37211140 In keeping with or healthy Sparks living --- <BR> <BR> Do 15 minutes of exercise each day.......maybe try something new to add to your routine. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>320</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> and...then pick one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> 1. Stay within your calories for a week <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> 2. Drink your 8 glasses of water each day <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> 3. Share a goodie and a sm... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 15:40:17 EST Book club update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37193579 Hi... Deb has updated more than her name. ( WHICH, by the way I just love her new name JAZZYDJ1017. ) <BR> <BR> She is asking for those, who are interested in getting together to do a more formal style book club, where all are reading the same book then sharing chapter by chapter etc.... , to post the book / books they are interested in. The book titles will be put down and we will work out way down the list. So, for now, just post the titles of the book you like under the current book/d... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 14:25:32 EST Name Change Complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37181935 Hey all, have ya ever got the inspiration to create a new look ,, lol of course you have thats why you are here at sp, hehe well I did rtegarding my name. Although you will still recognize my clean living room which is not always how my real living room looks like I wanted to let ya know i have now added jazzy in front of DJ1017. <BR> <BR> Makes me feel like I have renewed energy and vitality. Thu, 7 Oct 2010 23:43:37 EST An Inspiring blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37175220 Hi ......a friend of mine created a blog today that gave me goosebumps. IT is sooooo wonderful.....to check it out...go to this link....Have a joy filled day.... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3699854 </link> Thu, 7 Oct 2010 17:39:17 EST FUN!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37136598 <BR> Hey guys. Something has been on my mind all day and I'm just gonna type it. And there's no way to say it but to just be blunt. This team needs some fun. It's dead. People don't wanna come here to see what it's about cause there's.. nothing. When people are wanting to learn about Christ, it needs to be age appropriate and fun. Jesus laughed. Spark is about losing weight so weightloss should be incorporated in this team in the way of challenges. If everyone doesn't choose to participate f... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 22:47:34 EST 2 Happy Birthdays today - October 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37116416 <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <em>475</em> <em>283</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to two more team mates: <BR> <BR> BEAUTIFULWOMEN <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>AUTIFULWOMEN </link> <BR> <BR> JEZUZCHILE <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>ZUZCHILE </link> <BR> <BR> Let's help make their birthdays special! <BR> <BR> <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <em>475</em> <em>283</em> <em>410</em> Tue, 5 Oct 2010 05:59:41 EST 2 Birthday girls today - October 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37108645 Today we wish a happy birthday to <BR> <BR> COTEL1 <BR> EWYLIE30 <BR> <BR> Let's help them celebrate their special day! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <em>475</em> <em>19</em> <em>410</em> Mon, 4 Oct 2010 19:22:20 EST 2 Birthday girls today - October 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x37093229 Today we wish a happy birthday to <BR> <BR> COTEL1 <BR> EWYLIE30 <BR> <BR> Let's help them celebrate their special day! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>283</em> <em>475</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> Mon, 4 Oct 2010 05:45:17 EST Question of the week: 10/3 - "Temptation" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37073039 HI, the topic for this weeks discussion comes from Pattie ( Granpattie). Let' talk ..."TEMPTATION"..and its effect on our goals for getting healthier. <BR> <BR> Do you have any trigger foods that tempt you? <BR> <BR> Can a taste of your trigger food satisfy you...or do usually feel the need to eat the entire serving? <BR> <BR> IF you eat those tempting goodies , how do you feel afterward? <BR> <BR> Do you have anything that you do when temptation to stray from your healthy eating plan... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 03:20:25 EST Question Of The Week: 10/13 -Temptation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37072903 PLEASE Do NOT post to this thread...it has an error in it.....the quesiton is for 10/3..please post to the topic on our main page that has the sticky note attached. SORRY for any confusion.... <BR> <BR> <BR> HI, the topic for this weeks discussion comes from Pattie ( Granpattie). Let' talk ..."TEMPTATION"..and its effect on our goals for getting healthier. <BR> <BR> Do you have any trigger foods that tempt you? <BR> <BR> Can a taste of your trigger food satisfy you...or do usually feel t... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 02:37:43 EST Weekly challenge: 10/3 - 10/9 10 minute exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x37068209 This week lets challenge ourselves to do 10 minutes of exercise each day for the week. <BR> <BR> This can be any exercise you want. So you can do one you are currently using in your workout...or get adventuresome and use this as an opportunity to try something new. <BR> <BR> So please join in the fun .....post here if you want to play..and then just post daily how you are doing on your challenge. Have fun and get healthier. WOO HOO! <BR> <BR> <BR> PS And because we as a team have... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 20:47:25 EST Happy October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37040267 No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace <BR> As I have seen in one autumnal face. <BR> ~John Donne <BR> <BR> <BR> October is here. And although its raining very hard and the winds are blowing, the trees are a vibrant gold that looks like the sun is shining on them. <BR> <BR> A new month ....for me its time to revisit the goals I started with sparks. Update my game plan. By doing this I hope I don't fall into any ruts that might slow me down. <BR> <BR> "And now, Lord, what do I wai... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 11:03:03 EST The game of Ha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11194x28357x37031316 We all love laughter and this is one sure way to get those involved laughing. If you dont know this game , all you do is add another Ha to the last post until we are all laughing. <BR> <BR> I'll start <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Ha" Thu, 30 Sep 2010 22:51:12 EST PRAYERS FOR FLOOD VICTIMS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x37020146 It is still raining in Chesapeake VA with tornado warnings but our family is fine. Lets pray for those in flood areas and for the many accident victims these storms are causing up and down the coast. Everyone stay safe today. May the Good Lord Watch Over YOU. <em>184</em> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:46:01 EST Sorry for the confusion.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36997577 Hi....I a sorry for the confusion regarding the October personal challenge:9/29 -10/31. I have re-posted it and please sign up under the one with the sticky topic on it... <BR> <BR> I will give you the nutshell version here....please check out the post for full version. <BR> <BR> Basically, between now and the end of october, you pick an exercise you want to do..and you then commit to how much of that you can accomplish now til the end of October. <BR> <BR> For example...I am committing t... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:43:23 EST Amazing gift.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36995842 Good morning... I don't even know how to begin.. From the time I wake up til I close my eyes in sleep...I have like a running dialogue with God. Sometimes I wonder if he wishes I were not quite the chatterbox I can be. I talk to him about everything. I ask for him to lead me..and I ask sometimes for him to let me know if I am doing it right....sometimes just a little sign would help. Kind of a child like approach to ask for a sign...but sometimes I just do. <BR> <BR> Our family has ... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:22:35 EST Good morning.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36993580 Prayer for the Day <BR> Dear Heavenly Father, I am thankful for all of the good foods that You created for our pleasure. They have been a blessing and I have enjoyed them. Lord, help me not to over-indulge and put too much emphasis on food. Give me a desire to eat things that are good for me and deliver me from those things that are not healthy for me. Since You created our bodies, I trust Your wisdom to know what things are best for me to eat. Forgive me for any lust for food, and may I eat... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 09:49:36 EST October Personal Challenge: now til 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x36983252 One of our newest team mates, Emily (EWYLIE30), Suggested the possibility of us having an October challenge. I think its a great idea. Thank you Emily. <BR> <BR> Last night one of my friends wrote in her blog that she had joined a friend of hers in setting personal challenge...and she then asked her readers to join her....and...a good THING was started. AND...sure ties into Fulfilling Emily's suggestion. <BR> <BR> People are joining in....stepping up to the challenge ...think of all... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 20:22:37 EST Weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36977906 Hey I was wonderin if anyone would like to start a little weight loss challenge for the mth of Oct? A little friendly competition??? I'm lovin this group and would love to have fun with you guys. I can help get the spreadsheet goin if it's the last minute. Let's do it and have fun with eachother!! Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:06:20 EST Friend of God.. A Must Listen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36976577 <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMnMN08sv4k<BR>&feature=related Tue, 28 Sep 2010 13:54:52 EST Book/Devotional discussion group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11194x28357x36971853 HI, I'm DJ and - I am reading an awesome book by Joyce called "Knowing God Intimately". Have any of you read it? <BR> <BR> How many of us long to know God better and more intimately? I know I do but there are days life gets so busy with day to day activities I fall into bed at the end of the day exhausted and briefly thanking God for getting us thru another day. I am working on changing that by immersing myself not only in His Word but also by the book Knowing God Intimately. And I want to ... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 10:23:54 EST Battlefield of the Mind? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36971515 <BR> I was just sitting here and was wondering if anyone would like to have like a.. group discussion place and we could all read chapters at the same time of the book and then discuss them and get help or whatever? Even if you've read it, (I have 3 times, lol) it always helps to have people to talk to and learn together. I dunno.. was just a thought. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 10:08:47 EST Happy Birthday - Sept. 28!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36965577 <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <em>475</em> <em>410</em> <em>283</em> <em>144</em> <BR> <BR> We have a team mate with a birthday today, 9/28. It is LMSTRAW <BR> Let's wish her a happy birthday and help make her day a little more special. <BR> <BR> <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <em>475</em> <em>410</em> <em>283</em> <em>144</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 00:25:33 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Sept. 28!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36965449 <em>407</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>283</em> <em>475</em> <em>144</em> <BR> <BR> We have a team mate with a birthday today, Sept 28. Let's wish LMSTRAW a happy birthday and make her day special today! <BR> <BR> <em>407</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>283</em> <em>475</em> <em>144</em> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 00:14:12 EST Weekly Question: Sept.26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36962907 Hi...this question open for discussion comes from something ,June, (QTEALADY20031) sent to help start the thread......Its about goals and dreams. Do you find it hard to let go of a dream or goal....and then to move on to another? How do you know when its time to do so? Have you done this in your life? <BR> <BR> Thank you June....and if anyone has any other questions for the topic....spark mail me and I can put them down for future use. Thank you and have a joy filled day. Mon, 27 Sep 2010 22:01:36 EST PRAY WARRIORS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36956507 Anybody interested in participating in an intercessor group that will pray around the clock on the hour. I felt led to request this for the prayer request. I sincerely believe that there needs to be coverage for the request. <BR> <BR> I will cover 3-6 am. Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:39:43 EST PRAY REQUEST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36955056 In this day and time, there is much need for prayer. That is one of the things that Joyce stresses in her books, and especially at her retreats. Please if there are any prayer request, please post them here. Another thread is being posted to ask people to pick specific times for prayer. It is not necessary to provide full details unless you so desire, as prayer warriors and intercessors, our goal is to intercede on behalf of the person and the Holy Spirit will do the rest. Any questions, ... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 15:22:20 EST Hello :-) I'm a New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36942292 Just wanted to say Hello and introduce myself. My name is Dawn, I'm 46 yrs. old and I live in Tennessee with my peek-a-pom, Bella, and pom-chi, Chiquita. I am a Christian, a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Aide, Avon Rep and a Grandmother! <BR> <BR> I stay pretty busy and that's how I get into trouble....neglecting taking care of myself. I am constantly getting into the bad habit of grabbing stuff on the go to eat and then not exercising properly as well. I have gotten better abou... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 00:53:22 EST Is Anyone Struggli ng...Too Many Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36918120 I'm asking this because I haven't lost any weight in 4 weeks. That is when I added exercise, and SP added calories. I'm VERY heavy and maybe that has something to do with it. I don't know. I've seen blogs and posts about this in other teams, including the SP Community team. I was just wondering if anyone in this team has this problem. Maybe we could start a discussion and help each other make sense of it. <BR> <BR> Pattie <em>29</em> Sat, 25 Sep 2010 19:15:08 EST Share you smile, huddle and or support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36916553 Hi,just me again. Have you noticed all the blogs and posts out in Sparkland regarding smiles? I mean, its awesome. There is a SMILE epidemic going round. A few of our team mates have mentioned it to me.....and that got my little brain cells working and...Soooo.... Here is a new TOPIC for us to play with and have some fun with. <BR> <BR> There is a song about smiles.....one line says..."you'll find that life is still worthwhile if you - Just Smile. <BR> <BR> so....what we ask is that you... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 17:29:12 EST Weekly challenge: September 26 - October 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x36909332 Hi....This week lets make it an easy one. Just post to this thread every day, Sunday 26 - Saturday October 2 and let us know if: <BR> <BR> 1. drank your 8 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2. shared a smile with another team mate, read their blog, posted something positive to their sparks page OR sent out a goodie. <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Sep 2010 09:50:01 EST Just a reminder.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36904219 If you are in any of the challenges/games.....update please. They end tomorrow...and I post a new Challenge for the week tomorrow. I will be tallying the counts for the fruits/veggies challenge and getting the goodies out when complete. <BR> <BR> New discussion topics will be for the week too. I value your ideas ...so if you have any topics you would like to see as a discussion topic. Spark mail me and I will put them on the list. Thank you.... <BR> <BR> I so appreciate you, my spark te... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 22:33:14 EST Share your victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36898056 We are all inspired and encouraged when we read/hear about the successes and victories of our fellow Sparkers. This encompasses our physical, emotional and spiritual victories for it is a blend of all that makes us who we are. Please share your victories here - no matter how large or small . Day by day, step by step....all the baby steps we take turn into us making giant strides. I hope you have a joy filled day.....don't forget to share a smile, Karen <em>213</em> Fri, 24 Sep 2010 15:45:15 EST New Members... .introduce yourself here please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36897699 Hi, and welcome. Please take the time to tell us a little about yourself. This is a wonderful team and we are looking forward to getting to know you better.......Have a joy filled day, share your smile today.....Karen <em>213</em> Fri, 24 Sep 2010 15:22:43 EST Welcome our new member.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36897520 HI and welcome to the team. I am so happy you joined us. Like I think I mentioned before, we may be small in number but we are mighty in support! The people here are wonderful. Jump in when you are ready. Tell us about yourself....play some games, try some challenges. ( a new challenge will be posted tomorrow.) Look around, and if you have any questions I will try to help. Most of all HAVE FUN! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.....and remember to share a smile today. Karen <em>213... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 15:12:32 EST For Anyone Who Has Ever Had a Birthday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36831988 ...Calling ALL members... <BR> <BR> If you have NOT entered your birthday here yet, please do. Please enter it under the sticky topic "Birthdays, Celebrations of Life". We just need the Month and Day. <BR> <BR> If we have your date recorded, we can help make your day just a little more special, and maybe make you feel like a "Queen for a day"! I know that's what it did for me when I had my birthday recently. <BR> <BR> Our list cannot be complete without you. So, I'll be looking fo... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 14:38:09 EST Birthdays, celebrations of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36831964 I am not sure if I added mine or not before, so here goes... <BR> <BR> May 20 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 14:36:08 EST I think you'll like this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36806117 I got this from another group and thought it was very much worth sharing. <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Before You Complain <BR> <BR> <BR> There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. <BR> She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. <BR> <BR> He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I <BR> could only see the world, I will marry you.' <BR> <BR> One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 11:41:41 EST Healthy eating - Yummo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11194x28357x36789973 I read one of today's blogs. AND...it sparked an idea! And...and amazing spark it could be for us all. I am betting that eating healthy is one goal each of us has on our agenda. So.....THANK YOU IZONPRIZE ( love the name ) for generating this one... <BR> <BR> WE all have to eat...we all want to eat healthy. How bout sharing a healthy recipe with the team. Just post it to this thread. I know that I for one am always looking for something different and new to try so that my taste buds do... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 17:43:40 EST Discussion topic from a team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36788948 HI....one of our team members asked me to post this as a topic. She is going through some things and would appreciate our input. The question is... <BR> <BR> How do you cope with grief and loss? Sun, 19 Sep 2010 16:39:58 EST Weekly Challenge Sept. 19 - Sept. 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x36770755 How about a weekly challenge? It will be offered on Saturday...and begins each Sunday and goes through Saturday. <BR> <BR> This weeks challenge is to eat 5 fruits or veggies every day and to list them to this thread daily. <BR> <BR> Its fast and simple...and HEALTHY! WOO HOO <BR> <BR> Members who participate every day will either receive a team goodie (depending on how many goodie points we have left) and/or be recognized in a team mailing. <BR> <BR> Hope you join and have some fun! ... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 16:06:38 EST Prayer and Praise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x36754455 Hi...I put this one under challenges and goals more for the goals aspect than challenge. I figured we are all here to build up our spiritual nature as well as our physical one. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I,(we) forget to praise God for all the things he is doing in or lives. So for this goal we can..... <BR> <BR> 1. Share how God is working in our lives and to Praise him for it. ( It might help others to see things in their lives too. <BR> <BR> 2. Post any prayer requests here. One of ... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:44:34 EST Plant A Team Flower Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11194x28357x36753355 HI....I saw this on another team and it was fun as well as something to help keep me on target....plus I got to know other team players better. I asked if it were okay to borrow the idea and was told the more flowers we all plant the better! Sooooo <BR> <BR> <em>87</em> Let's all start a team flower garden. At the end of each day give yourself a flower for accomplishment. You can use any flower emoticon to show your success. <BR> <BR> "Plant" a flower if.... <BR> <BR> 1. Chose to eat a... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 15:32:00 EST How did you get to know Joyce Meyer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36749314 Hi, I don't know if this has been discussed or not. But, I figure one of the reasons we are part of this team is that we all have come to know and respect Joyce as one of God's special messengers here to spread to His message. <BR> <BR> so, how did you discover Joyce? What of her many teachings has effected you most? <BR> <BR> Have a joy filled day......Karen <em>213</em> Fri, 17 Sep 2010 11:53:35 EST I AM NEW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36694289 Hi, <BR> I have admired Joyce Meyers for many years. I have many of her books and Cds.I am looking forward to meeting other followers. This is a great site! <em>345</em> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 20:12:47 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36675010 I took a shot in the dark and POOF there is a forum for Joyce Meyer. <BR> <BR> Let me just say I love hearing her lectures. I am not sure how God does it, but when ever I find her on my tv (it is hard without cable) she is talking to me. The current day her lecture is just what I wanted, now needed, to hear. <BR> <BR> I have 3kids, an awesome dh, 2 furbaby cats, and life is never ever boring for us. I blog alot and you will get to know me. ^_~ My biggest love other than my family is c... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 22:52:07 EST HOLA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36606095 Name: Dana <BR> <BR> Location: Panama City, FL <BR> <BR> Date Joined SP: Sept 2010 <BR> Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 160 (Goal Weight) <BR> <BR> Overall Goal: To be healthy, have more energy and look fabulous! <BR> <BR> 2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I'm a big fan of Joyce Meyer which is why I joined this group and I have OCD. Fri, 10 Sep 2010 14:54:37 EST About Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36605874 My name is Dana <BR> <BR> WHERE ARE YOU FROM? <BR> Panama City, Florida <BR> <BR> DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS & IF SO HOW MANY? <BR> yes, one 11 yr. old son who's the light of my life. <BR> <BR> WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION? <BR> Paraprofessional <BR> <BR> ARE YOU MARRIED & IF SO HOW LONG? <BR> I've been divorced for 9 yrs. <BR> <BR> WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? <BR> Steak, Italian and Cheesecake <BR> <BR> DO YOU HAVE ANY BROTHERS OR SISTERS? <BR> 1 brother <BR> <BR> WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE V... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 14:42:44 EST My Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36447084 Hi my Birthday is March 7th <BR> <BR> I can do all things through Christ who strengthen's me. <BR> <BR> Brenda <em>88</em> Thu, 2 Sep 2010 17:22:40 EST My Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36446729 Hi My Birthday is march 7 <BR> <BR> <BR> I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Thu, 2 Sep 2010 17:01:43 EST It is JIM*S_QUEENIE’s Birthday Today (09/02)!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36436643 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is JIM*S_QUEENIE’s Birthday Today (09/02)!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=JIM*S_QUEENIE </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> ... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 08:48:41 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36433158 Name: Brenda <BR> Location: West Coast <BR> Date Joined SP June 2010 <BR> Goal Weight/Weight Loss:total Loss 200/220 pounds so far 76 pounds <BR> Overall Goal: Better Health, Less Pain <BR> 2 Random facts about me: <BR> love spending time with family & friends <BR> I love camping,fishing,hunting and looking for Rocks. <BR> <BR> <BR> Anything else you want to share: <BR> I want to be used by God in a mighty way someday, I want to be able to help other women through what I have gone through ... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 01:40:24 EST It is 14JESUSGIRL’s Birthday Today (09/01)!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36410716 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is 14JESUSGIRL’s Birthday Today (09/01)!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=14JESUSGIRL </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 07:48:37 EST What Are Your Goals for Aug. 29 thru Sept. 4? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x36309089 What Are Your Goals for Aug. 29 thru Sept. 4? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> I am going to exercise for at least 30 minutes 3 days; while also brining my lunch to work 4 days next week!! <BR> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 08:33:45 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36271163 Hello, <BR> My name is Teressa, I'm 46 and a homemaker experiencing empty nest syndrome. I'm narried and between the two of us we have 5 children. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you Joyce M. fans. <BR> <em>213</em> <em>252</em> <em>247</em> <em>253</em> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 13:02:11 EST The more the merrier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x36160846 My name is Cindy and I live in northern MN. I have enjoyed Joyce Meyer's for many years. I'm looking for assistance with accountability, so I can stop circling the bottom of the mountain of being in balance - health, mind & soul! Thu, 19 Aug 2010 22:17:03 EST What Are Your Goals for August 22 thru August 28? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x36145088 What Are Your Goals for August 22 thru August 28? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> I am not going to set a goal for this week . . . I know it will be hectic and I do not want to fail at yet another goal! <BR> Thu, 19 Aug 2010 08:08:32 EST Book Giveaway On My Blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x36110293 Hi everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know that I will be having a book giveaway every week on my blog! The majority of the books are Christian non-fiction. Hubby and I put out house up for sale and need to start the decluttering process asap. These books are LIKE NEW! I am a book addict <em>20</em> . All you need to do is reply to that blog (there will be a question) and you are entered! I'll pick a winner each Sunday! <BR> <BR> The first book is Faithfully Fit (a 40 day devotio... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:11:23 EST What Are Your Goals for August 15 thru August 21? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x36024390 What Are Your Goals for August 15 thru August 21? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> My number one goal next week is to bring my lunch three days!! <BR> Fri, 13 Aug 2010 08:28:05 EST What Are Your Goals for August 8 thru August 14? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x35876745 What Are Your Goals for August 8 thru August 14? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a business trip to Little Rock this week, so I am just going to try and survive that! <BR> Fri, 6 Aug 2010 08:03:42 EST Hi! My name is Dawn... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x35867306 Hello team! My name is Dawn and I will be 36 years old tomorrow ~ YIKES! I am a wife and the mother of a precious 15 month old baby girl. We live in New Jersey. I am a special education teacher (teaching 5th grade this September, but taught middle school most of my career.) I am also an author. <BR> <BR> I have 100+ pounds to lose. I am off to a great start and there is something very “different” that has clicked inside me that is driving me and motivating me to lose this weight. Many peopl... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 18:34:58 EST Look Great ~ Feel Great Motivator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x35862321 I teach school and try to do a weekly devotional (including prayer) for anyone who signs up with me at the beginning of the school year. I've just started reading the book, Look Great~Feel Great by Joyce Meyer. <BR> <BR> I thought I'd do something weekly on that for my school devotional. Since I'm planning on doing this for school... I thought I'd incorporate within our team. That's what I've done here. Whenever I do another devotional based on her work~I'll just add it in the same topic li... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 13:50:31 EST What Are Your Goals for August 1 thru August 7? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x35725576 What Are Your Goals for August 1 thru August 7? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> My one goal for next week is to make it to the gym at least three times!!! <BR> <BR> It is going to be a hectic week at work, so I am sticking to one goal! <BR> Fri, 30 Jul 2010 08:22:06 EST What about Joyce inspires you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x35718875 Her book "Battlefield of the mind" was the first I ever read from her. Her insight was powerful in setting me free in many areas of my life and thinking. I was plagued by so many of the conditions she mentioned. <BR> <BR> I love the way she used herself as an eg not only of how bad things can get but of how completely God can set you free!! Thu, 29 Jul 2010 21:12:55 EST It is JPHOWARD’s Birthday Today!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x35624622 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is JPHOWARD’s Birthday Today!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=JPHOWARD </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 13:56:36 EST It is FUTUREPH TMOMMY’s Birthday Today!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x35562317 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is FUTUREPHATMOMMY’s Birthday Today!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=FUTUREPHATMOMMY </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 08:34:22 EST Daily Motivational Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x35561127 I enjoy reading motivational quotes, thoughts, etc., so I thought I would create a thread to share. <BR> <BR> “I, not event, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can chose which it shall be.” ~ Groucho Marx <BR> <BR> “All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.” ~ Henry Miller <BR> <BR> “The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 07:32:15 EST What Are Your Goals for July 25 thru July 31? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x35561115 What Are Your Goals for July 25 thru July 31? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> One of my goals is to make it four weeks without stopping for a fast food breakfast!!! I’m on a streak here and that feels great! <BR> <BR> I still need to make it to the gym at least 3 times!!! <BR> <BR> I will also bring my lunch to work at least 3 days next week! (This should be easier since my co-worker tha... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 07:31:14 EST It is JENNDIGGY’s Birthday Today!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x35519944 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is JENNDIGGY’s Birthday Today!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=JENNDIGGY </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> ... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 10:55:48 EST It is DAWN352’s Birthday Today!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x35460261 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is DAWN352’s Birthday Today!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=DAWN352 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 11:19:45 EST What Are Your Goals for July 18 thru July 24? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x35418986 What Are Your Goals for July 18 thru July 24? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> My goal is to not stop for fast food for breakfast on my way to work next week; when I make it through next week that will be three weeks with NO fast food stops!! I also plan on making it to the gym 3 times next week!! Lastly, to bring my lunch at least 3 days next week! Gotta watch my money along with my wais... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 08:06:51 EST Add Your Birthday Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x35405934 I enjoy sending out birthday wishes . . . always up for a celebration! Take just a second and add your birthday to this list!!! <BR> <BR> Mine is April 12 . . . Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:58:33 EST Introduce Yourself Here! (Fun Questionnaire) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x35405870 Introduce Yourself Here!!!! (Maybe even take a minute and re-introduce yourself to the team if it has been a while!) <BR> <BR> Fun Questionnaire <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> <BR> Location: <BR> <BR> Date Joined SP: <BR> <BR> Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: <BR> <BR> Overall Goal: <BR> <BR> 2 Random, Fun Facts about You: <BR> <BR> Anything else you want to share: <BR> Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:55:36 EST Fun Questionnaire to Get To Know Each Other http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x35405811 Fun Questionnaire to Get To Know Each Other <BR> <BR> <BR> This was posted in another team I am on, and I thought it would be fun to post here also! <BR> <BR> WHERE ARE YOU FROM? <BR> Texas <BR> <BR> DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS & IF SO HOW MANY? <BR> three STEP-kids! <BR> <BR> WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION? <BR> Environmental Engineer <BR> <BR> ARE YOU MARRIED & IF SO HOW LONG? <BR> Yes, 11 yrs. <BR> <BR> WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? <BR> Mexican Food!! <BR> <BR> DO YOU HAVE ANY BROTHERS... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:52:38 EST "Motivator of the Week" - Sign Up Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x35385625 What better way to get to know other team members than to “feature” a team member each week . . . <BR> <BR> You will need to sign-up by responding to this thread to participate; I don't want to choose a member that is not actively participating in the team. <BR> <BR> What will happen is I will choose a team member every week to be "Motivator of the Week ", you will be asked questions, these questions can and will be about anything! They do not have to be weight loss related, so if you are ... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 15:37:42 EST {{ Daily Chatter }} http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x35353890 What better way to get to know each other while encouraging each other on this journey!!! <BR> <BR> Jump on it and let's chat daily!! Mon, 12 Jul 2010 09:39:52 EST NEW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x35303507 Hi! my name is Emily. I am just starting on sparkpeople and am recently beginning my relationship with Christ. I'm 35. i am a single mother of three and havent been actively saved for very long. Im not quite sure i understand all this stuff on spark but i am ready to jump in and figure it out. I attend an awesome church here in Rochester,NY called The Father's House with an awesome Pastor Pierre DuPlessis. I want to get down to 130lbs and I believe with God, faith, a great support system and... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 15:29:31 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x34825324 Hi my name is Joyce. My goal is to lose around 25 pounds, aiming to shed 4-5 pounds a month. <BR> I've been pretty non-committal over the past month, just lurking on the site, and reading articles here and there, but i've realized that I need to jump in, in order to get the most out of SP. So here I go... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 20:09:36 EST Springfield, MO - Anyone else coming to see Joyce? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x34247273 I'm so excited! My dh and I are going to the Joyce Meyer Conference tomorrow in Springfield, MO. Matt Redman will be leading the worship! We're staying in a motel with a workout room so I can get my workout in. It will be like a mini-spiritual vacation! Praise the Lord! Wed, 19 May 2010 12:10:54 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x34173018 Hi I am new! Sun, 16 May 2010 10:08:05 EST Stepping down........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x34061628 The past five days away has inspired me to NOT be on the computer sooooooo much cuz I did not have acess to it.......too busy with other more nurturing activities......see my blogs if interested, so wondering if there are some good people to step up to the plate and take over the leadership role.....we have two others, but this team, I feel, needs more leadership in it!!! Thanks and I do hope you understand! Tue, 11 May 2010 10:15:53 EST Body Gospel: Christian based fitness program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x34017684 Join the Body Gospel SparkTeam <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group <BR> s_individual.asp?gid=42660 <BR> <BR> <em>288</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi Ladies! I wanted to make sure I told you about Beachbody's newest CHRISTIAN fitness program: Body Gospel ®: Have faith in your weight loss results! Available in Summer 2010! <BR> <BR> At last, combine the power of your faith with your desire to lose weight and get fit! Body Gospel is a first-of-its-kind program including workouts set to... Sun, 9 May 2010 11:55:44 EST Newbie - happy to see this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x34009444 I have read a lot of Joyce Meyer's books and I get so encouraged by her honest reactions. <BR> I would like to loose weight, but I know that building relationship with Him is the real victory. Am looking forward to learning and sharing. <BR> Blessing to everyone, <BR> Carol Sat, 8 May 2010 22:36:36 EST This is going to be tough http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x34006889 Hi! My name is Joyce, I'm 31 and I'm engaged to be married next spring! <BR> I'm 40 pounds away from being at a healthy BMI, and am ready to introduce healthy habits for a couple of reasons. <BR> 1) Everyone in my family is diabetic- and I don't want to be! <BR> 2) My knees hurt :( <BR> 3) I want to look beautiful on my wedding day <BR> So I'm looking forward to the journey! Sat, 8 May 2010 20:24:34 EST Another Person I like. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x33851163 besides Joyce Meyers is Dr. Charles Stanley. Anyone else listen to him? These people are a definite enhancement in me knowing Christ better. Sun, 2 May 2010 11:05:52 EST New leader...... ......please welcome... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x33779306 JMELLISSA! So happy to have you as part of this leadership team. I know you will be an asset to this fine team! Thu, 29 Apr 2010 00:45:37 EST Places To Visit From A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11194x28357x33719015 Hi Team. Please name a city, state, country or continent to visit. Let's keep this in ABC order <em>41</em> . Mon, 26 Apr 2010 17:38:17 EST Nature Challenge!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x33667802 It's a sunny beautiful day where I live & it was 80% chance of rain--that goes to show, don't put your faith in statistics--hahaha. Anyway, I am challenging you to go outside, regardless of weather & marvel at god's greatness in Creation...I like the grass, just think if there were only dirt. I also marvel at all the colors in a flower, so many different shades even within the same flower, so beautiful... <em>87</em> Matthew 6:26: "Look at the birds. They don't plant, harvest, or gather t... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 13:35:58 EST I feel so bad. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x33655585 I promised you guys a while back that while i read the Joyce Meyer book Knowing God Intimately I would post things that I learned. Unfortunately I stopped reading the book for a while. But when I get back into it I will start posting again.Please forgive me Fri, 23 Apr 2010 20:34:35 EST Health alert for your pets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x33466499 Please share this with all the pet owners you know and ask them to do the same - the information you take a few minutes to share might prevent the senseless loss of other pets. <BR> <BR> Please tell every dog or cat owner you know.. Even if you don't have a pet, please pass this to those who do. <BR> Over the weekend, the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. The dogs loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away fr... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 19:26:55 EST Question of the day 4/15/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x33458174 What are you currently reading? Are you participating in a Bible study, if so which one? Thu, 15 Apr 2010 12:16:59 EST Question of the Day: 4/14/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x33432664 Taking Your Thoughts Captive <BR> <BR> We demolish arguments and ever pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV) <BR> <BR> Do you pay attention to what you are thinking? What strategies do you have or can you create for taking your thoughts captive and submitting them to Christ? <BR> <BR> Choose a certain bracelet, or tie a piece of ribbon around your wrist to remind you to pay att... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:57:06 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY 4/13/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x33404407 This goes along with yesterday's quote "Direction-not intention-determines our destination." <BR> <BR> I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:27 (NLT) <BR> <BR> How do you discipline your body? How will discipline change your body in the long run? <BR> <BR> Other verses to consider: Romans 8:13; Galatians 6:8 Tue, 13 Apr 2010 10:06:38 EST GET UP!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x33385495 That was Joyce's message this morning.....it was great! Anyone else see/hear it! I was so glad I taped it and did my stretches.......after my 30 minute walk!!!!! She talked about the man by the pool where no one would help him.....boo hoo.....Jesus says.........GET UP!!!! I loved it! Also you can get her new book.....Bite the Cookie,Buy the shoes.....with any donation this week......the toll free # is 800-727-9673. I believe she said the money goes to outreach projects! Mon, 12 Apr 2010 14:58:40 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY: 4/12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x33381805 From the Feb. Edition Enjoying Everyday Life <link>www.joycemeyer.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> Aiming at your Dreams, by Andy Stanley p. 23-24 <BR> <BR> As it relates to fitness and health: What are your dreams? What are your goals? What are you doing every day to help you reach your goals? Do your good intentions help you hit the bulls-eye, why or why not? <BR> <BR> "Direction-not intention-determines our destination." <BR> Mon, 12 Apr 2010 12:30:17 EST Fitness Challenge for the week of April 12, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x33352050 <em>206</em> <em>216</em> <em>320</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>237</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Challenge yourself to complete one fitness exercise everyday this week. This could be 30 minute walk, a bike ride, completing cardio video, strength training, whatever you feel you want to do! <BR> <BR> List your goal here, then come back and EDIT your original email sharing your success of challenge with your team mates! <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE <BR> April 12: 30 min walk <BR> April... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 07:25:48 EST QUESTION FOR THE WEEKEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x33316251 What's your favorite Joyce Meyer book? Why? Fri, 9 Apr 2010 11:10:25 EST QUESTIONS OF THE DAY: 4/8/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x33289637 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NLT) <BR> <BR> Are you standing alone or do you have friends that have your back? Who is part of your "triple-braided cord"? What areas of battle can you identify where you might need to "call in the troops" for back-up support? <BR> Thu, 8 Apr 2010 10:01:41 EST PLEASE WELCOME..... ............ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x33273848 our newest coleaders..........B_N_me, aka Liz and Teekay25, aka Tammy....who have stepped forward to help lead this wonderful team!!! Thanks so much gals!!!! Wed, 7 Apr 2010 16:47:09 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY: 4/7/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x33269335 If you could play like a child again, what would you do today? Wed, 7 Apr 2010 13:14:18 EST I had to laugh ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x33206825 I woke up this morning very, very groggy, not full of energy at all. Exercise today seemed like a joke. <BR> It's dull out here today and rain expected. <BR> Ironically, I turned on Joyce this morning and here she was talking about being weary & tired and reminding me of God's strength. I started to actually wake up. <BR> <BR> To all, a good day. <em>172</em> Mon, 5 Apr 2010 08:22:08 EST Easter plans.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x33121778 How are you celebrating Jesus' resurrection? What are your meal plans, and how will you get yourself ready if you are going to be around a lot of food? What can you do to make sure it is JUST a meal and not a whole day of eating? <BR> <BR> For me, I am taking a veggie tray to my sis's on Easter Saturday.......she's having dinner. Easter Sunday, we are invited over to my dd's beau's parents, who live in the area, for Sunday brunch. I am taking a fruit salad. <BR> <BR> We will go to the... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 07:42:06 EST Salvation prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11193x28357x33068160 HI, everyone. I just found this link. I love to listen to J.M. on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> My prayer request is for my husband, Rod. I pray constantly on this issue and I have tried tell him that there is a huge difference in knowing Jesus' name and having a relationship with Him as Lord & Saviour. Will you please add him to your prayer request. <BR> <BR> Sincerest thanks. <em>252</em> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 07:09:21 EST Anyone from MA? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x33018749 Hi, <BR> I'm addicted to Joyce and was wondering if there is anyone else out there near me. I live on the south shore. Sun, 28 Mar 2010 07:27:15 EST Hi from Minnesota! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x33010595 Hi, my name is Julie and I'm new this week to SP. The more I see of this site, the more I think it is just what I need. A combination of physical and mental health issues has eroded my motivation to maintain fitness, healthy diet and homemaking activities and contributed increased self-criticism. I appreciate the positive attitude of this site. What can be more positive than connecting with the family of God. <BR> <em>306</em> So can I! Sat, 27 Mar 2010 18:57:59 EST New category on your points page.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x32963750 Secrets of success is the name...where you can add one of your own in different categories or check out the ones offered! It is very good......you just gotta love SPARK!!!!! Thu, 25 Mar 2010 16:58:32 EST Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x32824817 Hope everyone has a great and blessed weekend!!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 22:28:25 EST POSITIVE WORDS FOR YOUR JOURNEY... ......ONLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x32807388 I thought I would start this link....to keep only positive words in our thoughts and words.....so how 'bout one for you today....What is yours? <BR> <BR> Mine is very simply YES! Fri, 19 Mar 2010 08:13:59 EST My Cable company has taken away Joyce/Channel 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x32680158 I have been upset to find out my cable company has removed a favorite channel of mine, 17 which is a religious network. That is where I watch my daily dose of Joyce, usually at 8 p.m. I know I can watch it on her website, but this is not right, I loved this channel. My husband says the cable company is restructuring and some of the channels will return in september, but that's along time to wait. i live in the Chicago area. Any other suggestions??? Sun, 14 Mar 2010 10:25:43 EST PRAY......when do you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x32550611 For me, it is when I first get up......at least I try to remember to at least PRAISE HIM and during the day, talking out loud when I'm by myself. <BR> <BR> This seems to be Joyce's theme this week! Tue, 9 Mar 2010 08:37:07 EST Trumbull County Ohio here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x32150041 Anyone live near the Warren area? Mon, 22 Feb 2010 11:15:37 EST Let Me Tell You an AWESOME Joyce Meyer Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x32009691 My brother is 34. He has never really had it 'together'. Mike has always been against organized religion and made fun of people who became involved in church. When I became a christian, I knew that Mike was not a person who would understand. I put him on our church's prayer list and continued to pray for him to be saved. <BR> This last week has been hard for my brother. He has had yet another break-up with his son's mother, except this time it was followed by her finding someone new within a... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 17:59:19 EST Authority over chocolate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31999220 WOW, was Joyce speaking to me today! She talked about habits.....bad ones in particular. YOU have to make decisions...."If I have one cookie, I have to eat 11 more". NO, Joyce said, you don't. You have to make a decision..... <BR> <BR> Are you tired of your bad habits??? Are you spending too much money, smoking, eating too much....of the wrong stuff? With God's help, you can create new habits!!! But we have to decide to grow up and not be weak. No this doesn't happen overnight.... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:23:08 EST Bless you.....or God bless you????!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31907802 If you saw Joyce this AM, she had her DH and David Barton.....I think a historian. Anyway, they were talking about how one of Joyce's grandchildren said "God bless you" to one of here kindergarten classmates, and the teacher got very upset that she said that!!!!!!! WOW.....it is so sad that God is just left out in so many areas and children are told they CAN'T say that!!!!! <BR> <BR> So, my question to you is what do you say when someone sneezes....or do you not say anything!!!??? <BR>... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:40:13 EST BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN SISTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31873853 BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN SISTER <BR> <BR> 'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.' <BR> <BR> When I say that 'I am a Christian', I am not shouting that 'I am clean living. <BR> I'm whispering 'I was lost, but now I'm found and forgiven.' <BR> ... Thu, 11 Feb 2010 09:29:15 EST Sorry.......or I'm sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31854705 Another interesting topic came up this morning on her show too......Joyce said you ever notice how some people just say "sorry"......not I'm sorry.....and how they say it.....some sarcastically....not really taking ownership. I thought that was great! Make it real, right; take ownership. Tell someone you are really sorry, with the words I'm sorry! I've been guilty of this too!!!! Have you? Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:59:18 EST Failed or failure?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31854655 If you watched Joyce this morning, she had John Maxwell; he's been on I believe most of this week, and he's been on her show before; I think he is really a great speaker. Anyway, he said I know I've failed...many times, but I'm not a failure! I love that quote. How do you see yourself? I hope it is only that you have failed....but that you get right back up and move on. We're only failures if we stay down and NEVER get up! Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:57:28 EST NEVER GIVE UP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31818861 Did you see or hear Joyce's message this morning? How often have we thought about giving up on....whatever....a relationship, a friend...OURSELVES!!!!????? I just put up a postit note in my kitchen to remind me to NGU! I am going to start telling myself this daily...maybe even hourly! Any thoughts? Tue, 9 Feb 2010 10:25:04 EST Dear God.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31813664 Dear God..... <BR> <BR> God Let me see as you see <BR> <BR> Let me do as you do <BR> <BR> Let my words be your words <BR> Tue, 9 Feb 2010 06:47:11 EST LIST 5 things you like about YOU!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31682471 Sometimes we just move along in life, doing for others and not really thinking about the great qualities we possess. They are there you know. Why not list 5 just about YOU! List them in any order, meaning #1 isn't necessarily your best one or your least one! <BR> <BR> 1. I am happy most of the time <BR> 2. I care about people <BR> 3. Knowing God <BR> 4. Trustworthy <BR> 5. seeing the best in people Thu, 4 Feb 2010 08:01:10 EST Walkin With Jesus By My Side http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31675914 <BR> <BR> WALKING WITH JESUS BY MYB SIDE <BR> <BR> My Lord leads me through the woods <BR> Taking my hand as we pass the dark shadows within the forest <BR> <BR> He holds me when the cold wind threatens me <BR> <BR> My God runs ahead and challenges me to use what he has given me <BR> To conquer my fears, doubts, and pain <BR> <BR> He takes me to mountain top <BR> To claim the victories we have won together <BR> <BR> My God allows the dense clouds to fall from the sky blocking o... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 22:05:26 EST FRIENDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31633379 As we walk our path of life, <BR> We meet people everyday. <BR> Most are simply met by chance. <BR> But, some are sent our way. <BR> These become special friends <BR> Whose bond we can't explain; <BR> The ones who understand us <BR> And share our joy and pain. <BR> <BR> Their love contains no boundaries. <BR> So, even we are apart. <BR> Their presence enhances us <BR> With a warmth felt ...in the heart. <BR> <BR> This love becomes a passageway, <BR> When even the miles disappear. <BR> And s... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 13:56:08 EST A BIG THANK YOU to HUMMINGBIRD FLY (MYRNA) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31622916 Myrna....first of all thanks for starting this great team and all the effort you put into it to make it great! I really hope you won't stray too far from us. You've been a great team leader and I hope I can do half as good a job as you. God bless you, my friend! Tue, 2 Feb 2010 08:37:55 EST Get bitter or get better...go under or go on http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31512864 these are words that I heard Joyce Meyer speak today and they spoke to my heart. I'm getting better and I am going on!!! Fri, 29 Jan 2010 10:30:37 EST Hi, New member Inga here for Christian fellowship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x31483596 Hello all, Christian hugs and smiles to all of you. I have a few friends on this team, and right now is the perfect time in my life to join you. I enjoy Joyce's message's and watch her as often as possible. I am a wife, mom of 3, independent Avon rep., Sunday school teacher for 20 years. I love country music, bluegrass and southern gospel. I am a singer too, love singing to the glory of Jesus. I am so happy to be a member of Joyce's team!!! <em>244</em> Thu, 28 Jan 2010 09:11:59 EST FOOTPRINTS...A New Version http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31459416 FOOTPRINTS...A New Version <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Imagine you and the Lord <BR> are walking down the road together. <BR> <BR> For much of the way, the Lord's footprints go along <BR> steadily, consistently, rarely varying the pace. <BR> <BR> <BR> But your footprints are a disorganized stream <BR> of zigzags, starts, stops, turnarounds, <BR> circles, departures, and returns. <BR> For much of the way, <BR> it seems to go like this, <BR> but gradually your footprints come <BR> mo... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:01:21 EST Dancing With God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28357x31425463 Dancing With God <BR> When I meditated on the word Guidance, <BR> I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word. <BR> I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing. <BR> When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. <BR> The movement doesn't flow with the music, <BR> and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky. <BR> When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, <BR> both bodies begin to flow with the music. <BR> One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:16:05 EST A exciting journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x31409237 I am doing The Spark 28 day program. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am looking forward to learning to live healthier and become fitter. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 19:12:26 EST Joyce fan who needs God's help with weight! Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28357x31046778 Hello everyone. I didn't even know there was a Joyce Meyer team, how awesome is that one!?!? I have been watching Joyce for almost a year now (not everyday, but I try!) I moved to a small town and really still don't know anyone, but found Joyce on the t.v. and made me realize maybe it was time that I just have quality time with God (It isn't easy at all, I've always worked before this!) <BR> <BR> Last October Joyce was in the Denver area for a conference and I was lucky enough to get to go!... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:36:10 EST