SparkPeople Wednesday Night Prayer And Scripture Study Group Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=29051 Hello Friends! Come on in and let's pray, study scriptures and support and motivate one another throughout our journey's. We are here for you! SparkPeople Wednesday Night Prayer And Scripture Study Group Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=29051 TODAY'S THOUGHT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x53971641 TODAY’S THOUGHT <BR> 7/2 <BR> We might think that as we grow older this thing called sin will get easier; that we will get a handle on the flesh and we will be able to live above sin. Dream on my friends! The sins that tempt you today may not tempt you when age comes creeping in, but I am certain that there will be a whole bunch of others sins just waiting to take their place. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:08:28 EST Saying Good-bye http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x53445480 Friends, I am sad to say I have to leave this team. Between teams, fitness activities for health, and personal obligations, I am simply finding I cannot keep up with all the teams I joined. <BR> <BR> It has been a difficult decision - deciding which ones to keep and which ones to cut, but I prefer to be more active on fewer teams than hardly active across many teams. Particularly as of recent, I hesitate with each new team I am asked to join. I don’t like to join and not be able to partici... Thu, 23 May 2013 00:34:32 EST requesting your prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x52997622 I'm asking for your prayers for I am having surgery April 29th. I would so appreciate your prayers for a successful surgery and swift recovery. May GOD bless you all, thank you so much! <em>459</em> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:53:20 EST WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51974744 9:58 AM 2/4/2013 <BR> Good Morning all <BR> God is so good .. 2 Things hes talking to me about today .. you know the Song where he leads I will follow .. when we used to sing it don't hear it much today .. <BR> BUT I used to think do I mean this .. he talks about taking up his Cross and following him .. think,,, all the men who just dropped all they did to follow him <BR> why do you think that was .. I can only imagine God radiated out of him .. He was anointed from Birth but Gods Spirit was ... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 13:00:30 EST Lets Pray everyday ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51974037 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 12:19:25 EST DO YOU HAVE YOUR ARMOR ON ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51940546 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 08:37:18 EST WELCOME TO COME ITS FREE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51927167 DIVINE HEALING CLASSES <link>www.ustream.tv/channel/john-g.-lake-<BR>ministries </link> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:33:24 EST TODAY'S DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51828878 1/26 <BR> We are often in need of a revival. There are two basic times in life when God’s people need revival. The first is in times of wickedness, and the second is in times of weakness. During both those times, we need for the Lord to miraculously open His word and give us the resources we need to have our strength restored. If we could ever drink deeply of the word of God, we would seek God’s deliverance from our times of wickedness and from our times of weakness. We would see him revive o... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 07:42:37 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51815117 How long has it been since you praised God for the victories He has given you in your life? He worthy to be acknowledged for His power! Think of all the prayers He has answered for you. Think of all the times that He has enabled you to serve Him. Think of how many times He has made a way when there seemed to be no way. Think of how His power has been manifest in your life, and praise Him for it! He is worthy! Did You Know? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLL... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:38:29 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51798489 Samson is a man whose life should be studied, but not duplicated. Yet, the lessons we learn from the life of Samson teach us that the greatest enemy we have is ourselves. If we can learn to conquer self, we can walk in this life in spiritual victory and power. But I fear, there is more Samson in each of us that we would like to admit. Did You Know? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH”. Vic. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:15:14 EST Daily Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x51786240 10:17 AM 1/23/2013 <BR> Father ... today I come to you in prayer and Thanksgiving .. I love you sooo much .. I pray you know how much ... you mean all to me .. everything I have all I need .. all <BR> I want is you .. I am so thankful when I ask you listen .. When I cry out you listen .. I am so glad you sent your son For me I am so glad the veil is lifted that I can talk <BR> to you anytime I want .. I can cry on your shoulder I have total access to you .. Not my will today but yours .. I pr... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:35:30 EST DO YOU KNOW HIS VOICE ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51785874 8:24 AM 1/23/2013 <BR> Hi all .. <BR> I Felt God tell me to go to John 10: 1 ¶ Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. <BR> 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. <BR> 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. <BR> 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:10:33 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51781794 Often churches and church people use ungodly means to achieve their goals. God, in His sovereignty, is able to bless in spite of our failure to walk in His will. I am glad that my sin will not derail God’s plans! I am glad that the wicked tactics of my enemies will not derail God’s plan. God will do what He is going to do either with, or without, our cooperation. Our foolishness will not even slow Him down! He has a plan, and He is working that plan day by day. No matter how things may appea... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:19:38 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51765831 Far too many in the church have adopted the motto, “You have to go along to get along”. They are afraid to take a stand for the truth because they don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. They are afraid to say anything, do anything, or take any position that might “rock the boat.” Let someone dare to “rock the boat”, and that person will often find themselves standing alone, while the very people who ought to stand with them make deals with the enemy to protect their own hides. Did You Know? ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 07:54:26 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51747743 1/21 <BR> We need to be aware that when we attack Satan’s territory, he will not sit idly by and take it. He will swiftly launch a counterattack against us. When we begin to give our time to the things of God, we can be sure that Satan will attack us. He will send distractions into our life that will hinder us from the Bible, from prayer and from serving the Lord. He will tie us up so that we do not have time to serve the Lord. Did You Know? For more details on scriptures, story and lesso... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:10:11 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51731506 1/20 <BR> Did you know that scientists have determined that there is a part of the brain that produces feelings of pleasure and satisfaction that is stimulated when we act in revenge? That’s right; we find pleasure and satisfaction in getting even. It’s part of our human nature. It is hard wired into us and we have a hard time walking away and simply letting things go. A lady was sick, so she went to the doctor. He examined her, did a number of tests and told her the bad news. “I’m sorry to... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:13:03 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51717373 1/19 <BR> Seeking to attract people using gimmicks is like someone said, “If you get them in with a hot dog, you will have to keep them with a hamburger.” That is exactly right! A lot of the churches that have resorted to worldly methods and gimmicks to draw their crowds will see a falling away when they run out of gimmicks to keep them there. That is why we need to examine our motives. Why do we serve the Lord? Why do we come to church? Why do we do the things we do? If we are motivated by... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:03:16 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51702295 Remember that God warns His people against forming close relationships with unsaved people. He forbids marriages like the one Samson was about to enter. That prohibition extends beyond marriage to all the associations we enter into in life. It includes our friendships, our business relationships, our social relationships, etc. Believers need to be very careful about the kind of people they form close associations with in life. The wrong kind of relationships can have a devastating effect on y... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:03:39 EST DID Y6OU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51687000 Our reactions to the negative actions of the people around us are a window into our heart. When we are like Jesus, we will react like Jesus. When there are problems in our heart, we will react according to our fallen nature. We will be bitter, unforgiving, vengeful, hateful and mean-spirited. Our reactions are indeed a window into our souls. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:44:33 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51667958 A person has real spiritual problems when they cease to be affected by their sins. We all sin, but when we sin as “believers”, there is chastisement and conviction. There is the sense that we have dishonored the Lord and damaged our fellowship with Him. When we sin, we look for a place of repentance. When that sense of sin is missing, it is an indication that the heart has grown hard toward the Lord. It is an indication that the conscience has been seared. It is an indication that sin has pl... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 06:46:55 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51650473 In Old Testament time, a period of time of marriage would begin called the betrothal period. This usually lasted about 1 year. During that time, the bridegroom would prepare a place for the couple to live. The bride would take this time to prepare her wedding wardrobe and to get ready for the arrival of the groom. At an unannounced hour, usually at night, the bridegroom would come for his bride. He would arrange for a feast to be ready. He would take his friends and go after his bride. He... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:50:48 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51632615 When we willfully disregard God’s will for our lives, we always pull others down with us. You see it in families all the time. One member will get out of God’s will and they will pull the rest of the family away from God with them. It is sad, but true, most of us never stop to think about the impact our decisions have on the lives of others. That is part of the deceptiveness of sin. It blinds our eyes to the true consequences of our actions. All we see is the pleasure, we can never see the p... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:40:21 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51615114 <BR> The disobedient heart always shows itself through disobedient actions. It does as it pleases without regard for God or for the consequences. When you do as you please, even though you know God is against it, it is a huge, red, flashing warning sign that you are headed for trouble. Did You Know? Vic <BR> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:09:39 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51599208 When there is rebellion in a heart, that rebellion will manifest itself through disrespect for others and for the things of God. When you find yourself doing as you please with no regard for how your actions impact others, you are headed for trouble. When you could care less about what God says in His Word; when you could care less about how your actions could hurt others; when you show no regard of people’s feelings, you are headed for trouble. The desire to live for self; what I think... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:13:55 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51582814 It would do us well to remember that our problems in the spiritual realm begin in the same place that Samson’s problems began. They begin within our own hearts as we seek to fulfill our own selfish, sinful desires. The problem of sin is an internal problem. It doesn’t begin with someone else. It doesn’t even begin with the devil. Our sin problem begins with us. This should be a warning sign to us. When we begin to long for things that God forbids, it is a sign that we are headed for trouble.... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:33:08 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51566499 Parents, you are doing your children no favors when you bow to their every whim. They need to know that there are boundaries in life. They need to know that there are limits in life. They need to know there are consequences in life. They need to hear the word “no” every now and then. It won’t kill them, but it might just salvage their lives! Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:37:48 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51549847 Barrenness was often seen as the judgment of God against a home. In that culture, every young woman wanted the same thing. They all wanted to be a mother who would bear many sons for their husbands. And, they all wanted to be the woman through whom God would send the Messiah. To be barren crushed both those dreams. To be barren in that culture meant that a woman was always exposed to the danger of being divorced by a husband who wanted sons. It meant that when her husband died, she would b... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 07:25:16 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51533538 Who is this “Angel of the Lord”? We have every reason to believe that this is a pre-Bethlehem, pre-incarnate appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ. So, this is a “Christophany”. Jesus Christ steps out of eternity and into time to bring good news. This is not the only time Jesus showed up in the Old Testament. A few more of His “Christophanies” are: He appeared to Hagar, (Gen. 16:7-14, Gen. 21:16-20). He appeared to Abraham, (Gen.18:10; Gen.18:17, Gen. 22:11). He appeared to Jacob, (Gen... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 08:27:13 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51514564 Never try to strike a bargain with God. Your plan will not change His plan. Regardless of what you offer Him it will not change His mind about what He plans to do. Our God is sovereign and He will not be coerced into anything that is not part of His perfect plan! We are to walk by faith and trust the Lord to do with us as He pleases. Don’t bargain, simply obey! Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 07:48:54 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51496958 When there is victory over some sin, over some enemy, over some difficult period of life, we should always be quick to praise the Lord and thank Him for the victory. If victory came our way, it came to us through Him, and He deserves all the glory for it! We should never take any credit for any of the victories in our lives. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 07:35:13 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51481494 “If you will do this for me, Lord, then I will do something for you.” Have you ever done that? Have you ever tried to bargain with the Lord? I think we all have at times, but I think we all fail to recognize the serious nature of the vows we make to the Lord. God expects you to fulfill every vow you make to Him! Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 07:55:39 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51464679 A man who makes a rash vow may live to regret it. Jephthah teaches us that we need to take heed to every word that comes out of our mouths, and nowhere is that more important than when it comes to the words we speak to the Lord. Oh, be careful little mouth, what you say, For the Father up above, Is looking down in love, So be careful little mouth what you say. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 07:13:02 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51447090 Whether we will accept it or not, how we treat others is a direct reflection of the place God holds in our hearts. If we can spitefully mistreat and attack those who are made in God’s image and bought by the blood of His Son, it does not say much for our opinion of Him. When we love Him as we should, we will love others as we should. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 07:28:26 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51428240 What a shame! This is how many people treat the Lord. They refuse to be faithful. They refuse to serve Him. They refuse to honor His word, His will or His house. They treat Him like He is an unwanted intruder in their lives. They treat Him like He is the spare tire on the car of their life. He is to stay in the trunk and keep quiet, but He better be ready when they have a flat and pull him out! Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 2 Jan 2013 08:02:38 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51408362 Most of us do not trumpet our abilities, yet we go to great lengths to conceal our problems. This just reminds us that we are human, and as long as we live in this world, we are going to remain less than perfect. No matter how far up the ladder of holiness we climb, we will still be sinners, and we need a Savior still desperately. Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 07:50:55 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51393507 The spiritual climate in Israel during those days is summed up by the last verse in the book. Judges 21:25 says, “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” And, what is so discouraging about this book is that there is ample evidence that we humans do not learn our lessons well. Left to ourselves, we can do little but get ourselves in trouble time and again. Did You Know? God Help Us! Vic. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 07:31:53 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51378814 Why would any of us be discouraged like the disciples, when they saw Jesus walking on water? They were afraid. How about us? Why is it that after we got the job, after we are in remission, after we find the lost document or the right house, after we have seen Jesus perform a sign ....we turn to the next crisis, the next storm in life, and we don't hear, "It is I, don't be afraid". Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 07:41:57 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51366808 “Tola” means “Crimson Worm”. This speaks of the Coccus worm found in oak trees. These worms were used to produce the red dye that used in the articles made for the tabernacle. It comes from the Hebrew root “tala”, which means “to be clothed in scarlet”. Tola is the son of “Puah”. His name means “light”. Thus, Tola was “the son of light”. Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 08:23:49 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51353635 God’s people are “the salt of the earth”. Salt, as you know, purifies, adds flavor to bland foods, and helps preserve meat. In Bible times, salt was more valuable than money. The ancient Romans used to give a soldier his pay in salt rather than money. The word “salary” comes to us from the Roman word “salarium”, which speaks of a soldier being paid in salt. The phrase “not worth his salt” comes from this practice. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 07:23:32 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51341335 It’s not always easy to walk in the old paths when everyone around us is looking for something new, but it is right! It isn’t always easy to live for the Lord when others around you are living for the world, the flesh and the devil, but it is right! It isn’t always easy to do the right thing when others around you are acting in bad ways, but it is always right! The fact is we can make a choice to live for God, even when everyone else seems to be going their own way and living for self. Did ... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:09:02 EST God Bless Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51312736 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! We will be back on Dec 27th. In His Love! Vic. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 06:10:14 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51303675 Polygamy was tolerated in Israel, but never authorized by God. In fact, in the beginning, marriage was always one women and one man for one lifetime. The first polygamist was a man named Lamech. He was from the line of Cain, and has no regard for the will of God. In Deut. 17:17, the rulers of Israel were forbidden to take multiple wives. God knew that many wives would divide the hearts of the kings and pull them away from God. In fact, anywhere you find polygamy in the Bible, you find proble... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:24:13 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51294122 An ephod was a garment used in the ministry of the high priest. It was a sleeveless outer vest that came down to the hips. The high priest of Israel wore a linen ephod that had twelve stones on the front which represented the twelve tribes of Israel. There was a pouch on the front that contained the “Urim and the Thumim”, which were stones used to discern the will of God. Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 22 Dec 2012 07:51:58 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51283859 Did you know that the majority is not always right? It was the majority that cried “Crucify Him!” the day Jesus died. It was the majority that tried to throw Jesus down a cliff in Nazareth when He preached in the synagogue. The majority of the people refused to enter Canaan at God’s command and caused the rest of the nation to die in the wilderness. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 08:01:45 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51273567 Where do some people get the idea that they can join a church and never do anything? Wherever those ideas come from, they certainly did not come from the Lord. We all grow weary from time to time in the battles of life. When we do, we need to look to Jesus and learn from His example. We will only be in the world a short time, and then we will fly off to glory to be with Him. While we are here, let us determine to do all we can for His glory! Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 08:47:03 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51262745 Some Christians today are still playing politics. There are some who play politics with the things of God. You see there are no gray areas when it comes to the work of the Lord. You cannot be neutral when it comes to serving Him. Jesus put it this way, “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad,”( Matt. 12:30). Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:40:44 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51250851 Not everyone is excited about the great victory God has given us through Christ Jesus. It seems that some are more concerned about their personal profit and pride than they are about what God has done for them and this nation. They failed to grasp the big picture. They are too focused on their own interests. Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:19:48 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51239514 When we submit to God’s plan and carry it out for His glory, there are certain results we can expect: God’s Enemies Are Vanquished ; God’s People Are Victorious; and God’s Name Is Venerated. He has the best plan for living and He has the best plan for leaving. Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:21:24 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51226601 If we are going to see God’s best plan for our life, it too is going to require faith! God is going to ask us to take some steps along the path of life that will be difficult, and that we will be unsure of. But, the path to God’s best is always the path of faith! God always honors faith because faith always honors Him. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 07:22:01 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51216176 God uses many means to speak to His children! <BR> He speaks through His Word, (Rom. 10:17; Heb 1:1-2). <BR> He speaks through the Spirit, (Acts 13:2; 16:6-8). <BR> He speaks through other believers, (Acts 9:17-18). <BR> He even speaks through the circumstances of life, (Gen. 24:12-16). <BR> The bottom line is this; God will always direct your feet plainly! He will not leave you in doubt. His plan is a declared plan! Knowing His plan requires prayer, holiness and patience, but be sure, ... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 07:24:46 EST Hi - I'm new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x51207717 Hello, my name is Karen. I was looking for a Christian prayer team that I could unite in faith with. I lost my Mom a few years ago, and presently my sister is seriously ill, and my beloved dog has suffered a back injury this week. My family has been through some tough tragedies in the last few years but I know the Lord can deliver us out of all of them. I'd like to know more about the Wednesday prayer, if someone could fill me in the details. Thank you! Blessings, Karen Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:13:48 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51205006 How does God guide His people? The Bible tells us exactly how God leads us to know His will for our lives. <BR> God guides through His Spirit – (John 16:13). <BR> God guides through His Word – (Psalm 119:105). <BR> God guides through His peace – (Col. 3:15). <BR> God guides through the desires He gives us – (Psalm 34:3-4). <BR> God also guides through the godly counsel of His people – (Pro. 11:14). <BR> When God guides, the leadership of the Spirit will line up with the Word of God. These tw... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 07:41:21 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51192950 We are living in a time when it appears that the enemies outnumber the people of God. It seems that way because it is true. Satan has far more servants at his disposal that the Lord does. We should not be disturbed by that fact. We simply need to remember that when God’s Spirit is in control of God’s people, He enables them to accomplish amazing victories. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:22:15 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51180810 We are told that the enemies of Israel made their camp in the “Valley of Jezreel”. This valley was the largest and most fertile valley in all of Israel. Many of the crops that sustained the nation were produced there. So, having the enemy invade and take the harvest from that area would have been a serious blow to the food supplies of the nation. Just as a side note, the Valley of Jezreel is also know and the Valley of Megiddo. Many great battles have been fought on that piece of ground. ... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 07:21:13 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51168210 Some of you are much farther along than you used to be. You are willing to trust the Lord for more than you could have at the first. You are able to believe Him for big things that you could not have trusted Him for when you were first saved. Where did this faith come from? It came from God. It came from seeing Him move the mountains, meet the needs, answer the prayers and lift the burdens. It came from seeing His power at work in and around you. It came because He developed you step-by-step,... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 07:43:49 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51154560 While Gideon demonstrated faith in doing what the Lord commanded; he demonstrated fear in that he did what he did at night. He tried to hide his obedience to the Lord under the cover of darkness. It is good that we have a realistic opinion of our own abilities, but we must never forget that success in the Lord’s work is not our responsibility. Success in the Lord’s work is the Lord’s business. Our duty is to submit to Him, allow Him to work through us, and He will accomplish His purpose... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:17:48 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51141555 Baal was the Canaanite god of fertility. The Canaanites believed that Baal was responsible for the success or failure of their crops and herds. They did everything in their power to worship Baal and ensure his blessings. The “grove” was a pole called the “Asherah pole”. Asherah was Baal’s female consort. Worshippers practiced vile sexual acts near the groves. They believed these acts would bring Baal’s favor upon them and their families. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 9 Dec 2012 06:43:02 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51130443 The Lord sometimes used a staff to work His miracle. The staff was an instrument used by a shepherd. The staff was used to comfort, control, protect and lead the sheep. The Lord is teaching us that He will be with us to comfort, control, protect and lead us as well. It is a way of teaching us that we need not fear where the Lord would lead us. For where God guides, God provides! Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 8 Dec 2012 06:23:13 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51118543 A lot of us are just like Gideon. We know the Lord wants us to serve Him; we might even understand that He wants to use us for His glory, but we are so filled with fear and a sense of our own inability that refuse to trust Him. Without the Lord, we are weak, frail and failures. With Him, we are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 7 Dec 2012 06:35:18 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51106418 When the Lord says, “The Lord is with thee”, it literally means, “His power is on you.” Gideon could not see it, nor could he sense it, and it sure didn’t look like it, but he was about to be used of the Lord is a powerful way! The same is true in our lives. If we ever grasp the truth that we are indwelt by the Spirit of God and that His limitless power is available to use, it would change our walk and it would change our lives! Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 6 Dec 2012 07:32:52 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51092201 Wheat was usually laid out on a special piece of ground prepared for just that purpose. The ground was very hard and usually circular in shape. The threshing floors were located on top of hills where there would be more wind. The grain would be poured out on the ground, and oxen pulling a threshing sled called a “noreg”, would walk over the grain. It consisted of three stone rollers embedded with pieces of iron that would break and cut the grain. After this process, which broke the hard shel... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 06:38:37 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51079241 God’s grace has been even more real in our life! He has never parted a sea for us. He has never sent plagues for us. But, He did give His Son on a cross for us! He did put us in His plan before the world began. He did love us in spite of our sin. He did save us when we weren’t even looking for Him. He did change our life just because we called on Him by faith. For that reason alone, He deserves our faithfulness, our love and our devotion. Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 4 Dec 2012 07:29:00 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51065039 Sin strips us of everything we value and everything we live for. It leaves us slack, weak, at the very end of our rope. If you choose to live your life under the control of sin, do not be surprised when you look around and see the things you value taken from you. Some people have chosen sin over a spouse and their marriage is gone. Some people raise their children to be the best, have the best and do the best, but they fail to raise teach them to love the Lord. Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 3 Dec 2012 07:35:52 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51050770 Every one of us deals with certain areas of weakness. There are areas in our lives where we seem to be in a constant struggle for righteousness. The book of Hebrews refers to these areas as “the sin which doth so easily beset us”. Some have problems with their language. Some have problems with stubbornness and submission. Some have problems with gossip. Some have issues with sexual sin. Some have a pull toward alcohol and drugs. People struggles in many different areas. Did You Know? ... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 06:54:50 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51037684 By the way, things have not changed today. The majority of the work is carried out by a minority of the people. The call has gone out for us to tell the world about Jesus, but few go. The call has gone out for us to take our stand against evil, but few have answered. The call has come for us to rally ourselves together and fight the good fight of faith, but few answer the call. I thank God for those who are willing to work! Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 1 Dec 2012 07:07:15 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51024976 Women hold a vital place in the work of the church. They are the ones who, for the most part, teach our children. They are the ones who have the kind of compassion that drives the outreach ministries of the church. They are the ones who bring the gifts of grace, love and mercy to the table. By and large, they are more dependable than the men when it comes to be involved in the work of the church. Did you Know? Vic. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:38:29 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x51011476 There is still a high price to pay for disobedience to the will of the Lord. When we choose our ways over His ways, and when we choose to follow other gods instead of Him, we can expect His displeasure. He will send chastisement into our lives. I don’t know about you, but I do not want to experience the displeasure and chastisement of the Lord in my life. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 07:48:21 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50997169 All around us, many are laying down their oxgoad and running away in fear of the enemy. Some are running away to join the enemy. Can I encourage you to stay in the fight? Can I encourage you to keep reaching out, to keep teaching, to keep living for Jesus, to keep witnessing, to keep fighting for those things that matter? We are too near home to quit now! Stay in the fight until Jesus comes. Great will be your reward. Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 07:23:57 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50983814 We are at war with the world. Like the Philistines, it would invade us and take away everything we value. We are at war, and some things are worth fighting for. Some things cry out for us to stand our ground and fight. If we do not fight and protect the things that matter the most, we will see them taken by the enemy and destroyed! Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 08:20:33 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50969269 An oxgoad was not a weapon, it was an agricultural tool. It was a pole some 8 to 10 feet in length and about 2 inches in diameter. One end was tipped by a long iron point. This end was used to encourage the oxen he was driving to move. Oxen might not respond to voice commands or the pulling of the reins, but they would respond to the sharp point of the oxgoad. The other end of this tool was shaped like a spade. It was a metal blade used to clean wet clay, roots and other impediments off plow... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 07:38:29 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50955461 We all have problems with the flesh. It is overindulged, self-assured, and out of control. This message is a call for us to take the battle to the flesh. The flesh does not have to carry the day. It does not have to win the victory over us. It does not have to claim the victory in our lives. We can be free! Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 06:49:25 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50944370 The flesh knows we are crippled. The flesh knows we lack the power to overcome it on our own. The flesh thinks we are weak. The flesh thinks it can control us and rule our life. The flesh is right! But, the flesh forgets one important truth. The flesh forgets about the Spirit of God Who lives inside the believer. The flesh forgets that we have this promise from our Lord, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness”. Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 07:02:31 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50933710 Israel faced three nations because of their rebellion against God. They faced the Moabites, the Ammonites and the Amalekites. All three of these nations were continual problems for Israel, and all three were connected to Israel by blood. The Amalekites were descended from Esau, Jacob’s twin brother. The Moabites and the Ammonite were descendants of Lot, Abraham’s nephew. After Lot and his daughters were delivered from Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot’s daughter made him drunk, had sexual intercourse... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 06:56:43 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50925092 We are indeed a BLESSED PEOPLE! As we celebrate THANKSGIVING today with love ones, remember the many that are not as blessed as we are. Give God all the Glory! From my family to Yours: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:58:53 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50913204 The truth is, left to ourselves, we are incapable of serving God as He deserves to be served. The only way we will ever be useful to, and usable by, the Lord is when we are controlled by the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God will enable us to stand against the enemies around us. The Spirit of God will make us powerful for the glory of the Lord. The Spirit of God will use us in ways that we can hardly imagine, but we must yield to Him and His power in and over our lives. That is the secret to... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:34:13 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50900042 If you are saved and you choose to walk away from the Lord, you might as well know that there will be a price to pay. God will bring His chastisement into your life. God does this, not to hurt us, but to help us to get back to where we are supposed to be. Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:58:09 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50885780 Here’s the problem, Israel was to be separate from the world around them. They were unique among all the peoples of the world. They had been chosen, redeemed and set apart to serve the Lord God Almighty, and He expected them to remain separate. Because they didn’t, they opened a floodgate of sin that would end with them facing the terrible chastisement of God. Are we guilty of this? Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 06:50:08 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50873592 God is no longer looking for judges, but He is looking for leaders. He is looking for men and women He can use to stem the tide of evil that threatens to overtake the church in these dark days. He is looking for people who will rise up, taking their stand with God and the Bible. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 08:21:59 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50861277 Look around America today and you will see a nation that has forsaken God; rejected His Bible and thumbs its nose in defiance of the God Who formed her. God is given mere lip service in the public arena, while the same people who declare His Name in vain deny Him by their works and their walk. This trend is only going to get worse as the end times draw closer. Judgment is coming and America is going to pay a terrible price for her transgressions unless she repents. Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 07:16:42 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50848245 America is busy compromising with the Canaanites of our day. There are some that we cannot seem to overcome. They have “chariots of iron.” We cannot seem to deal with drugs, crime, abortion, immorality, sexual perversion and moral decay. When we face these Canaanites that we fear, we simply adjust to them and accept them as “being part of life.” Then there are the Canaanites that we favor. Things like legalized gambling, lotteries and alcohol are accepted by society because they are supposed... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 06:58:34 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50835153 Today, we stand on the eve of our nation as a free, sovereign country. There is no doubt that America had an amazing beginning. Our great nation was forged on the anvil of truth with the hammer of the Word of God by men who held tightly to their convictions and who were held in the strong grip of their faith in Almighty God. There is no disputing the fact that America was founded, not as a religious nation, but as a Christian nation! There is no question but that God Himself had His hand in t... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:34:28 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50820719 It's time to make up our mind? If the Lord be God then serve Him. If He isn't, then go ahead and serve whatever has your heart. Whatever you do, stop trying to have the best of both worlds! A Christian that refuses to live for the Lord is a poor advertisement for the Lord Jesus Christ! While a life lived in His power and victory is a powerful advertisement indeed! Which are you? Did You Know? <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:04:06 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50808275 We are seeing the church develop an appearance that is more and more like that of the church in Laodicea. A church that has everything it needs, except for the presence, power and glory of God. <BR> Did You Know? Vic. <BR> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:19:50 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50792483 The God of Elijah is not dead! The God of Moses and of Joshua is not dead! He is alive and well! The problem with our generation is that there are no Elijah’s, no Moses’ and no Joshua’s. God is still willing to use anyone who will make himself or herself available to Him. Are You that person? Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 07:52:42 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50778850 Listen, the whole church does not have to get right with God for you to! We need to lose the mindset that looks at others and measures ourselves against how they are doing. Your relatives, your fellow church members, your friends you neighbors, etc., are not the standard you are to reach for! Our standard is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself! God saved us to be like Him and that is what we should strive for. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 07:30:27 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50767031 It is my conviction that the sins of complacency and apathy are among the most common and devastating sins that exist among the people of God! We have allowed ourselves to adopt a Laodicean attitude…neither hot or cold. The modern church is neither refreshing like a drink of cool water, nor is she stimulating like a hot bath. We are lukewarm and fit for nothing, but to trigger a gag reflex in those acquainted with us! Did You Know? Sat, 10 Nov 2012 08:08:23 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50753681 Jesus is there for our salvation simply because God cares about us! You do not have to remain in your sins. You do not have to die and go to Hell. God has provided a place of safety! He loves you, and He proved His love for you when He allowed His Son, Jesus, to suffer on the cross in your place. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 9 Nov 2012 07:06:57 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50739996 Most of the cities of refuge were built on top of mountains. They were built of white limestone. When the sun hit these cities they gleamed. Even in the night, under the light of the moon, they would be visible. They were easily seen, even from many miles away. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 8 Nov 2012 07:23:00 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50725993 Jesus Christ is sufficient for the need of the soul! Regardless of the past you carry around. Regardless of the depths of your sin; regardless of the hardness of your heart; regardless of anything you wish to name that you feel might keep you from coming to Him, let me tell you that He is bigger than all of it! Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 7 Nov 2012 07:34:52 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50711522 Whatever anyone may tell you about getting to Heaven, the Word of God tells us that it will never happen unless it happens by His grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. It is all God from start to finish! Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 6 Nov 2012 07:16:30 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50695755 Here is our problem. We are born sinners. It isn’t our fault; we are just born with an old sinful nature that we inherited from our father Adam. Even though it isn’t our fault that we are born this way, it is our fault that we stay this way! As we grow older and reach an age where we can make a choice regarding sin, we make the wrong choices. We are guilty by birth and by practice. Did You Know! Vic. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 07:06:18 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50680823 We must refuse to give up, back up, or shut up or be held up, until we have stood up, lined up, read up, prayed up, confessed up, stored up, spoke up, looked up, and filled up on everything the Lord wants to give us! We ought to settle for nothing less than that place of perfect fellowship with the Lord our God! Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 4 Nov 2012 06:25:03 EST Did you Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50668723 Many Christians are guilty of spiritual window-shopping. Now there is nothing wrong with window-shopping! Some folks like it and some don’t. As believers, we need to do more than window-shop with God's promises. We need to appropriate those promises and claim them in our lives. Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 3 Nov 2012 07:51:41 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50654359 Faith is not positive thinking. Faith is not “name it and claim it.” Faith is not optimism. Faith is not looking on the bright side. Faith is simply acting on what God says. Faith is simply taking God at His Word and believing that He will do everything He has promised to do! Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 2 Nov 2012 07:37:50 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50639470 The story is told of a man who rode in his car as it was being towed to be repaired. When they arrived at the repair shop, the tow truck driver told him, “I didn't think I was going to make it up that big hill.” The man replied, “I didn't either. That's why I kept the brakes on.” To live without total dedication to Christ is the same as trying to go forward and to hold back at the same time. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 1 Nov 2012 07:23:20 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50625207 To those who may be waiting on easier times to begin serving the Lord: you may never have an easier time than TODAY! We are not promised one more day upon this earth. The only day we have to fight and live our battles is TODAY. Tomorrow may never come for us! Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:13:23 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50611047 As a child of God, you have no right to do as you please! In fact, if you are saved and allowing sin to reign in your life, you are doing so with stolen property! You are the Lord’s and you have no business using His body, His mind, His anything for sin and wickedness. One proof of walking in the Spirit is self-control! Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:30:43 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50595951 As God’s children, we need to remember that everything that happens in our lives has to pass first over God’s desk and it received His stamp of approval. Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:31:22 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50582019 Our sins and mistakes do not have to knock us out of the Lord’s work! When we fail, we need to allow the Lord to use that time of sin, chastisement, correct, repentance and restoration in our lives for His glory. What the devil meant for your defeat can be turned into the source of your greatest victories, if you will allow the Lord to have His way in your sins. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 28 Oct 2012 07:14:26 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50569435 To break bread with someone in Israel’s day was considered to be a sign of unalterable friendship. But what they considered to be the right thing to do, turned into a problem because they did not take the time to take the matter to the Lord in prayer first, and neither did they take the time to wait on His answer. As a result, they stepped out of the will of God and had to suffer the consequences! Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 07:51:12 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50555782 When the devil comes against you, he will not do so in a red suit with a pointy tail and horns. He will not be carrying a pitchfork and he will not smell like sulphur. When the devil comes to your life to cause you trouble, he will appear as an angel of light. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:01:33 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50541538 There will come a day when the battle with the flesh will end. One day, the Lord will deliver us from this vile flesh and we shall be changed to be like Him. God says that our flesh is dead to sin. Practically speaking it can be, but only as we take the initiative to reckon it dead day by day. One day, we will be changed and we will be delivered from the very power and presence of sin. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 07:09:00 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50526957 There is just one way for us to prevail in this battle, and that is for us to learn to appropriate the power of God in our lives. We are unable to fight the flesh, sin and the world in our own power. We need to realize that when we cannot win the battle, only Jesus can! Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:51:08 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50511944 We can either live in a place of victory and blessing, or we can live in a place of defeat and misery. We can either have a Bethel kind of life or an Ai experience. The kind of life we live will be determined by where we pitch our tent! Did You Know! Vic. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 07:29:40 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50494998 God’s way of handling sin is for His people to throw the covers off their sins and tell Him the truth that He already knows. He can bless a person who handles sin the Biblical way. While God hates sin with His entire being, He still loves the sinner. Even though man is the enemy of God, God still commands men to repent and to come to Him for salvation and for forgiveness. Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 06:59:48 EST GREAT VACATION! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50482084 We are glad to be back! We had a GREAT Vacation! Saw some of God’s most beautiful scenery and landscape, the Great Passion Play, numerous attractions, two horse-buggy rides, and covered over 2000 miles. We will rest and worship God today and get started again tomorrow. PRAISE GOD! Vic. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 09:00:28 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50367905 More often than not, when there are defeats, problems, and trouble down at the house of God, you can bet that there is someone in the church who is out of God’s will! When there is a lack of the manifest presence and power of God in the church, it can usually be traced to some sin in the body! There is an infection and it needs to be identified and treated before there will ever be a return of God’s power and glory! Did You Know? I’ll be back with YOU on Oct 22nd! Vic. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 07:21:39 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50354764 Some things you just can’t hide. If you eat raw onions or garlic, others will know about it. If you stop bathing or using deodorant, you won’t hide that for long. If you eat Cheetos, your orange fingertips will give you away. If you try to hide sin in your life, your secret will eventually get out, because your sin will affect you and all those around you. Did You Know? PS: My wife and I are going on vacation to the OZARK and we will be gone Oct 14 thru Oct 21. We will continue our lesso... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 07:46:20 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50340220 When you do it God's way, there will always be victory! It isn't about new means and methods! We don't need a new Bible or a new kind of service. We do not need to have this fellow in to preach a revival. Then, when the preacher is gone, after a few days, we are the same way we were before! No! We do not need all these things! All we need to do is patiently do it God's way. You see, obtaining the victory is His concern, obedience to Him is ours! Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:33:00 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50324710 In Jesus, we find all we need to wage the battle against the strongholds in our lives. He gives us all the provisions we need as we fight. He has all power in heaven and in earth. He gives us power to walk in newness of life. He has freed us from the power and the demands of the Law, setting us free to live for the Father in power and victory. Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 07:18:54 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50309706 Sanctification is us acknowledging and confessing Jesus, to be Lord in every area of our lives. Is that true for you? Or, are there areas of your life that are off limits to God? Real sanctification knows that He is Lord of all…. or He is not Lord at all! Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 9 Oct 2012 08:25:00 EST Are You Being Corrupted? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50293174 The problem with Jericho was not the city itself. The problem there was the people in the city. They had to be destroyed or their ways would have corrupted the children of Israel. Are You Being Corrupted? Vic. Mon, 8 Oct 2012 08:24:34 EST How Are You Walking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50277880 God’s plan for His children may sound a bit strange. All He asks us to do is walk in faith! The secret to living the successful Christian life is this: you can’t do it! It is not about what you can do, but it is all about what He can do. It is not about trying and failing. It is all about learning to abide in Jesus, and in drawing one’s strength from Him. How Are You Walking? Vic. Sun, 7 Oct 2012 07:42:34 EST Who Is In Control? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50266305 God is looking for people who will quit trying to fight their own battles and win their own victories. God is looking for people who will sell out totally to Him and let Him have everything. Does that describe you? Sadly, it does not describe most of us, does it? We like to be in control. We like to call the shots. We like to be the boss, and it shows! It shows in defeat; in lack of peace and joy; in our being less than we could be for the Lord. Who Is In Control? Vic. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 09:40:52 EST Have You Surrendered? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50250788 Before we can have the victory, we must be vanquished. Before we can conquer, we must first be conquered! Many today need to do just what Joshua did. Many need to lay down their swords at the feet of the Captain of the Lord’s host; and surrender their pride and yield to His authority! Have You Surrendered? Vic. Fri, 5 Oct 2012 07:34:24 EST Hoow Good Is Your Word? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50236120 “A man is only as good as his word”. Our ancestors placed high value on their word. When the moral values of the country began to deteriorate, lying became a more common place. Honesty became a less valued virtue in the world. How Good Is Your Word? Vic. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 07:44:34 EST Are You A Leader? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50219918 Leadership always comes with great responsibility. There is the responsibility to seek the will of the Lord in every matter you face. There is the responsibility to make decisions that honor God above feelings. There is the responsibility to do everything with the understanding that every decision is like tossing a pebble into a pond. There are ripples from every decision you make. Are You A Leader? Vic Wed, 3 Oct 2012 07:14:54 EST Who Do You Believe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50204120 For every situation in life, God said one thing, and the devil said another. Which one will you choose or believe? Faith is not WHAT a person believes. Faith is Who a person believes. Who Do You Believe? Vic. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:42:58 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50194971 Did you know that man had no knowledge of Good and Evil until Satan caused them to sin. When Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, they became aware of the core of Satan (Gal 5:19-21). Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 17:55:48 EST Are You Feasting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50168797 When we find ourselves in our own Canaan, in that place of spiritual victory and power, we will lay down the diet of the wilderness and we will feast on the riches of the Lord. Are You Feasting? Vic. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 07:48:00 EST What Was The First Law? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50161544 What was the first known Law in the universe that Gos spoke? Read Gen 2:16-17 for the answer and than share it with me and others. Vic. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 14:13:43 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50143523 We know the power of God to do all things, but did you know that there is one thing that God cannot do? Do you know what it is? Read Titus 1:2 and Heb 6:17-18 and e-mail me the answer. Vic. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 07:56:44 EST Do You Remember? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50128787 Get back in fellowship with the Father and serve Him like you know you should. Remember the vows you made in the beginning? Remember the promises you made to Him? Lived like you are who you claim to be? Lived like that new creature that God said you were by His saving grace. Do You Remember? Vic. <BR> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:24:50 EST Are You Remembering? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50112776 As we pass through this life, we must constantly call to mind the great things the Lord has done for us in our pasts. We need to remember times when: He called us in love; saved us by grace; forgave our sins; cleansed us when we fell; conquered our enemies; gave us victory when there seemed to be no hope; and blessed us in innumerable ways! Are You Remembering? Vic. <BR> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:34:42 EST Are You Walking In Victory? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50096864 If you have place your faith in Jesus Christ for salvation, your past is no longer an issue. The reproach of the old life has been removed forever! You must get past the guilt of those days before you can walk in victory in your Canaan! Take the time to contemplate that! Are You Walking In Victory? Vic. <BR> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:28:18 EST How Is Your Memory? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50050686 What we want to do is remember the things the Lord has done for us so that we can tell others about them. Never forget what the Lord has done for you in your yesterdays. It is those yesterday experiences that will tide you over when the trials of today and tomorrow arise in your life! How Is Your Memory? Vic. <BR> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 08:14:28 EST Who Leads YOU? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50036805 Our problem is the same one we always have when we face a difficult situation: we forget about God! Where we see only problems, God sees only solutions. Where we look at things and say, “There’s no way!” God looks at the problem and says, “Follow me, I have a plan!” Who Leads You? Vic. <BR> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 08:46:10 EST What Does Your Faith Exhibit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50020367 Often, we are unable to get past the obstacles in our lives because we live a life that exhibits a deep lack of faith in the promises of God! How do I know? Because of the worry and doubt that marks the lives of the people of God. What Does You Faith Exhibit? Vic. <BR> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 07:27:42 EST Are You Protected? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x50003943 What Rahab did was a very simple thing. All she did was tie a scarlet cord in her window by faith and in obedience. Then, she waited. It was so simple of an action, yet it guaranteed her salvation and the salvation of all who came under its protection. Are You Protected? Vic. <BR> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 07:18:59 EST Who Will You Believe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49988196 Satan tells us that we are fools for believing in Jesus Christ. He tells us that we had better work harder, do more, live better and try our best to make it to Heaven, because something as simply as faith will never save us. Satan is a Liar! Who Will You Believe? Vic. <BR> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:43:23 EST How Has Your Salvation Come? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49971951 Salvation does not come through the works of our hands. It does not come through dead religion. It does not come from professions and promises. Salvation always comes through the shedding of the blood. When Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary, His was the ultimate and final sacrifice for sins forever. How Has Your Salvation Come? Vic. <BR> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:33:56 EST I Need to Take a Spark Break! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49966619 Hello Team! <BR> <BR> I am building a website for my church and I have two other major projects that need serious focus and attention. I'm not sure when I can return. <BR> <BR> It's wonderful working with LACEEJO11 so if any of you would be interested in picking up the pace as a Team Leader, please let LACEEJO11 know!! <BR> <BR> This has been a very dear & conscientious team, praying for one another and encouraging each other in both spiritual and physical health!! I wish you GREAT progr... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 21:21:45 EST TODAY'S SAYING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49659351 Worship should be balanced and proportional. We are not to go off in a tangent in our worship. Some people emphasize the life of Christ while they make little of His death. Others focus on His death to the exclusion of His life. Each aspect of our Lord’s life and ministry is equally important. Is Your Worship Balanced? Vic. <BR> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:13:07 EST What Is Most Important In Your Life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49644397 When Israel camped in the wilderness, they were to camp around the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle was in the center of the camp. This reminded them that the worship of God was to be at the center of their lives. What’s the most important place in your religious life. Vic. <BR> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 08:52:38 EST Are You Among The Number? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49628661 God has proven over and over His willingness and ability to hear and answer pray. All He is looking for today is a people who believe Him enough to call on His name in faith and who will believe that He will do what He has said He will do. Are you among that number today? Vic. <BR> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 07:33:11 EST How Sincere Are Your Prayers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49616468 When Simon Peter stepped out of the boat to walk to Jesus on the water, he lacked faith and began to sink. His prayer to the Lord wasn't long, only 3 words, “Lord, save me!”. How powerful and sincere are your prayers? Vic. <BR> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 09:48:12 EST Do You Have Access? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49586809 When Jesus came in the flesh and gave His life for you and me, He forever tore down that middle wall of partition that separated us from God. He broke down all the barriers that stood between us and gave us free access to the Father. Now, in Jesus, we can come before Our Father at anytime! What a glorious privilege is our! Do You Have Free Access? Vic. <BR> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 08:17:56 EST What Is Your Condiion? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49572084 What grace it was that God would warn men not to come into His presence in their sinful condition! The cherubim were there to warn man, but they also served to protect men and to preserve life. What Is Your Condition? Vic. <BR> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:38:51 EST Are You Thinkng? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49438714 Here is a good practice for living when it comes to what you will say or refrain from saying. We should THINK before we speak of another. <BR> <BR> T - Is it True? <BR> H - Will it Help? <BR> I - Is it Inspiring? <BR> N - Is it Necessary? <BR> K - Is it Kind? <BR> <BR> Are You Thinking? <BR> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:37:25 EST Wha Shape Is Your Little World In? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49426308 "Loose lips sink ships!" This old saying is appropriate to the church today. Many churches are in turmoil because of gossiping and foolish talking. God will deal with the gossip. What Shape Is Your Little World In? Vic. <BR> Sun, 12 Aug 2012 16:23:53 EST Are You Following His Plan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49320226 God’s plan is for the sexual relationship to be between a husband and his wife only. Any other form of sexual expression, outside of that marital relationship, is sinful! Are You Following His Plan? Vic. <BR> Sun, 5 Aug 2012 15:56:40 EST Are You Guilty? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49302695 Many people have had their reputations ruined, and pure old malice and hatred have murdered their testimonies. Are You Guilty? Vic. <BR> Sat, 4 Aug 2012 10:01:32 EST Are You Investing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49237168 Thank God for those parents who invest their lives into those of their children! Children have much to be thankful for in their parents. However, too many are too immature and too self-centered to see that. Yet, they will some day, when it is too late to say, “Thank you“! Are You Investing? Vic. <BR> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 08:37:26 EST How Strong Is your Home? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49221094 In this Fifth Commandment, God lays down a principle for life that will determine how every relationship around you will turn out. No nation, or community of people, is stronger than the family structure that makes them up. As goes the home, so goes the nation, the community, the church, etc. How Strong Is Your Home? Vic. <BR> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 08:58:52 EST Are You Keepng It? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49192427 God expected man to keep Sunday holy. God hasn’t changed His mind! He still expects man to keep 1 out of 7 days for His glory and honor! Are You Keeping It? Vic. <BR> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 08:11:22 EST What Do You Say? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49162468 Dr. L. Nelson Bell warns that a person who freely uses "hell, " "damn," and "devil" in his conversation may well be reminding himself of his destination, his condition, and his master. What Do You Say? Vic. <BR> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 07:49:58 EST Do You Know The Name Of God? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49146158 The importance of names in the Bible as opposed to now is that names in the Bible usually revealed something about the person, his ancestry or his background. This is especially true in regard to the Name of God. Do You Know The Name of God? Vic. <BR> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:28:24 EST How Are You Using His Name? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49129203 God’s Name is a Holy Name! It isn’t to be used unless it is used in connection with His praise or His proclamation. How Are You Using God’s Name? <BR> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 08:30:21 EST Are You Limiting God? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49111769 God Almighty cannot be limited to stone, wood, plastic or some paint on canvas. As hard as man might try, he can never properly depict God. No matter what form that image might take, it will always be inferior to the True and Living God . Are You Limiting God? Vic. <BR> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 08:15:29 EST What's Taking Place? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49095780 Idolaters genuinely believe that their idols are truly god. This is proven by their bowing to it, praying to it, sacrificing to it, giving to it, etc. You and I should resolve that we will allow no image to take the place of God in our hearts! What’s taking place? Vic. <BR> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 07:36:52 EST Are You Looking? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49083653 As you look into your heart right now, what, or who, do you see on the throne of your heart? Anything or anyone other than Jesus is an idol! Are You Looking? Vic. <BR> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 08:30:44 EST Who's On First? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49069185 Man, by nature, is a religious creature. He will find someone, or something, to give his worship to. Often, things and people occupy first place in our lives, and we elevate these things to the status of godhood in our lives. Who’s On First? Vic. <BR> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:06:56 EST How Strong Is Your Love? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49053234 Jesus summed up all the Law of God into two commandments. If we love God as we should, we will always keep Commandments 1 thru 4. If we love my neighbor as we should, we will always keep Commandments 5 thru 10. How Strong Is Your Love? Vic. <BR> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 07:17:30 EST New KICK 5 starts today! Sign up, to join us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49042675 We are going from today til 8-18...KICK 5 to the curb with us!! <BR> <BR> You can also join this joint venture at WEEK-END WARRIORS team! <BR> <BR> Let's KICK!! <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <em>15</em> <em>15</em> <em>15</em> <em>15</em> <em>15</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 13:50:25 EST What Do You Believe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49036673 Today, many believe that there are no "moral absolutes." Many hold to a philosophy of "moral relativism" : "What’s right for you may not be right for me."; "If it feels good do it."; "Anything goes."; " Nothing is right or wrong, there are just different opinions?" What Do You Believe? Vic. <BR> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 07:31:31 EST Are You Keepng It? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49019881 Israel failed to keep the first commandment and they went after other gods. As a result, they were chastened and judged by God every time. The same will happen in our lives when we allow other loves to take His place in our hearts. Are You Keeping It? Vic. <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 07:08:01 EST Can You See The Difference? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x49004306 The idols of silver and gold, are the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. Can You See The Difference? Vic. <BR> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 08:03:51 EST Post encouragement, vent, and progress KICKERS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x48641330 <BR> Post here to share encouragement, troubles, ask for help...a BUDDY, and/or just state how much pounds you have KICKED!! <BR> <BR> Remember we do have the POUND YARD....when you KICK a pound dump it there for DIGGER DAWG & DAISY KAT to bury deep in the ground so it will never jump up to hitch a ride on anyone again!! <BR> <BR> READY~~~~~SET~~~~KICK!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>4</em> <em>200</em> <em>240</em> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:08:52 EST Prayer for the KICK FIVERS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x48641256 <BR> FATHER, GOD we come to YOU with our lifelong eating patterns, we ask that as we lay them at YOUR feet YOU will help us to re-write that story with healthier eating patterns, more active lifestyles, drinking more water...and being consistent with our tracking. We pray for endurance, stamina, guidance of a supernatural nature, ideas, support from friends & family, increased energy, and rapid evidence for our efforts! <BR> <BR> FATHER, we know YOU are able to empower us with YOUR div... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 13:03:15 EST ALL NEW KICK 5 going on! Sign up here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x48641114 <BR> <BR> Team: <BR> <BR> We are doing an all new KICK 5....it began on 6-15-12...and we go until 7-15-12....Join us and let's KICK 5. looking at 5 at a time is so much easier!! Once we finish one we go again..I was doing GREAT with this ....now I am doing it again. Do your best to eat within calorie range to KICK one or two pounds a week....if you don't make the entire FIVE do not fret...just pick up and go again!!! <BR> <BR> Drink your water...be more active...be creative in incre... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:51:36 EST Some more humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x46443120 A reporter was interviewing a 104-year-old woman and he asked, ‘And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?'. <BR> She simply replied, 'No peer pressure.' <BR> <BR> These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, 'For fast relief.' <BR> <BR> Know how to prevent sagging? Just eat till the wrinkles fill out. <BR> <BR> My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be. <BR> <BR> THE SENILITY PRAYER : <BR> Grant me the se... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 07:43:21 EST Just for a smile...enjoy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x46413750 I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, <BR> so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. <BR> I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. <BR> I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. By the time I got my leotards on, the class was over. <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Sat, 4 Feb 2012 11:43:44 EST A different kind of diet.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x44385181 Different Kind of Diet <BR> <BR> I recently discovered a different kind of diet; it is the best!! <BR> <BR> It nourishes your spirit, <BR> Gives your face a special glow; <BR> It reaches deep into your soul <BR> So peace and joy will grow. <BR> Just set aside ten minutes <BR> On your calendar each day, <BR> For time alone with Jesus <BR> To worship Him and pray. <BR> Cast all your cares upon Him; <BR> He’ll lighten up your load. <BR> With Him in charge of all you do <BR> You’ll walk a smoot... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 13:04:10 EST PRAYER FOR A FRIEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x44378028 DIAGNOSED WITH A CLUSTER OF CANCER CELLS YESTERDAY. THE CELLS ARE IN A BREAST. PLEASE PRAY THIS HAS BEEN CAUGHT IN THE EARLIEST STAGE AND CAN BE TAKEN CARE OF. I KNOW NO MORE DETAILS YET, BUT PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS CHRISTIAN LADY. HER HUSBAND IS A PASTOR IN NC. Sat, 1 Oct 2011 23:31:37 EST Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x44344132 Please pray that my sister's tests for memory come back negative for any type of dementia or any disease associated with memory loss. Her tests results come back tomorrow. Thanks and God Bless. Thu, 29 Sep 2011 22:04:58 EST Do You Know Your Hymns? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x43734774 Got this from a friend at Church and thought you all might enjoy this too. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> When you go to Church this weekend be sure to smile as you go <BR> through your Hymnals! <BR> <BR> Dentist's Hymn:……….Crown Him with Many Crowns <BR> Weatherman's Hymn:….There Shall Be Showers of Blessings <BR> Contractor's Hymn .........The Church's One Foundation <BR> The Tailor's Hymn ..........Holy, Holy, Holy <BR> The Golfer's Hymn .........There... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:29:16 EST Obesity and cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x43620194 Many thoughts run through my head from day to day ever since I found out I have endrometrial cancer (cancer of the uterus). Like how did this happen? How did this tumor develop and how long has it been in my body? I remember sitting in the doctors office with my family and my sister asked the doctor this very question she asked do you know how this tumor got there and how long its been there? I remember the doctors first word she said..... OBESITY..along with other speculations that she had. ... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:40:45 EST Prayers needed for a fellow Sparkler http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x43348840 Just wanted to share a note from my Spark Friend, SWAZY33, she will be going through some tough times and if you would include her in your prayers on Wednesday, I would appreciate it very much. Thanks. <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> This is the note that accompanied a Spark Goodie to me: <BR> “I wish I had a better "me" update and not sure when I updated you last so quick recap... <BR> My lumpectomy surgery went well and it was stage 1 with negative nodes and things were looking good and the... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 12:47:14 EST A little Nurse humor...enjoy!! :o) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x43346539 A motorcycle patrolman was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix. The doctors operated and advised him that all was well; however, the patrolman kept feeling something pulling in his crotch. Worried that it might be a second surgery and the doctors hadn't told him about it, he finally got enough energy to pull his hospital gown up enough so he could look at what was making him so uncomfortable. <BR> <BR> Taped firmly across his private parts and hair were three wide strips of adhe... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 10:41:05 EST KICK 5 to the curb, all KICKERS point of contact.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x43201038 <BR> If you are a KICKER this is the place to check in, for support, prayer, chatting, venting, , and of course progress reports! <BR> <BR> KEEP KICKIN'!! CAUSE YOU CAN!! <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <em>15</em> <em>15</em> <em>15</em> <em>15</em> <em>15</em> <em>321</em> <em>306</em> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:28:55 EST Please, Please Say A Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x43061239 CEP820 asking for major prayers for a girlfriend having an horrific situation that she needs to get under control all by herself....Please, Please say a prayer for Vicky. <BR> <BR> Thank You <BR> God Bless, <BR> <BR> Cathy Mon, 18 Jul 2011 19:23:38 EST prayer requests http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x43000168 good morning everyone !! i feel better this morning knowing that my friend is ok. last night i was sitting in the family room and heard this loud bang on my sliding glass doors. it was my friend anthony. he was calling for help . i let him in and here he is having symptoms of a heart attack ! i am a nurse and did tend to him and he is ok this morning. can everyone please lift anthony up in prayer? he is 77 years old. thankyou Rose <em>304</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 09:24:52 EST A.S.A.P http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x42973763 A.S.A.P. <BR> "Always Say A Prayer" <BR> <BR> "God, our Father, walk through my house and take away all my worries and illnesses and please watch over and heal my family in Jesus’ name, Amen." <BR> <BR> <BR> I thought this was neat and wanted to share this with you all. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 20:29:05 EST July chat thread...1/2 way through the year... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x42768528 <BR> <BR> Maybe this makes more sense! It is the 1/2 way mark til a new year, and I am not yet at my <BR> 1/2 weigh mark to GOAL...that is what I was trying to say here!! I had planned to be at my <BR> <BR> 1/2 weigh point!! Now I must make a new plan, plan B...I am getting more serious about this! <BR> <BR> Post here at least 3 times a week, if you are with me and want some extra support!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>4</em> <em>321</em> <em>216</em... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 18:28:56 EST July 1st is the 1/2 way point!! Are you 1/2 weigh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x42747158 <BR> <BR> I am not 1/2 weigh to my GOAL...tho this is a GREAT time to really get a move on, for the next half of 2011, and work it to get there!! <BR> <BR> Anyone out there ready to join me in a new and fresh effort? CHAT here at least 3 times a week...check in with me and let's KICK some FAT to the curb!! Shall we?? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>249</em> <em>38</em> <em>216</em> <em>15</em> <em>321</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 11:53:35 EST Baby Has Arrived! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x42542389 To all the many friends that responded to my prayer request for my daughter. She and baby are doing very well at this point. She went into labor on her own 4 hours before her scheduled induction. This is her second child and she really wanted to get to the hospital before the pain became unbearable and could get her epidural. God had other plans...She went into labor at 4am and delivered at 7am with no time for epidural. All natural, baby weight 9.3lbs, 21.5", new grandson's name is "Landon" ... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:41:32 EST Prayer Request for Daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x42516510 My daughter will be induced Monday, 6/20 with her second child. She has had a difficult pregnancy and has been under extraordinary stress with this pregnancy and her husband out of work, and now he is recovering from surgery. I am asking anyone who would be so kind as to remember her in your prayers that she has a safe birth and a healthy baby. <BR> <BR> God Bless to all, <BR> <BR> Cathy Sun, 19 Jun 2011 14:50:28 EST June sends us into summer: summer chatting thread! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x42143426 <BR> <BR> What are your summer plans? Chat here with your team mates about vacation, new recipes, clothes, gardening, the family...anything you have on your mind as summer gets kicked off!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>214</em> <em>191</em> <em>276</em> <em>283</em> <em>218</em> <em>237</em> <em>185</em> <em>244</em> Tue, 31 May 2011 11:14:03 EST I'm Darlene http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x41501790 Hello, Laccee, Robin, and other team members. <BR> <BR> Laccee and Robin have always been such encouragement to me, I thought I would give this team a try. <BR> <BR> My name is Darlene. I am a mid-50s old wife, homemaker, mother of 3 in their mid 30s with 10 grandchildren. Weight control and eatting issues have always been a problem. I joined Spark in 2009, left for a short time this year--getting new direction from God for my direction in ministry, and am back now for the accountability a... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:06:52 EST PACT for letting go & letting GOD...HE WILL!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x41222313 This is to help remind us to not allow lifes strife and stresses to cause us to be down, upset, frustrated, angry, bitter, or any other unpleasant place to be!! If you agree...we are in agreement standing before GOD and pledging that we will try our best to leave alone, things and people, that we recognize will drag us down and rob us of our JOY!!! GOD desires that we be happy and JOYFUL...a good witness for HIS kingdom!! <BR> <BR> I pledge to do my best... in every situation... that I recog... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 14:13:57 EST What cha doin' for Easter this year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x41028841 <BR> <BR> Chat about your Easter plans...anything related to your spring & summer plans!! We would love to hear!! <BR> <BR> <em>451</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>448</em> <em>67</em> <em>283</em> <em>218</em> <em>232</em> Tue, 5 Apr 2011 14:34:16 EST April thread for your chatting pleasure!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x40934873 <BR> <BR> Anyone get a funny April Fools joke played on you? Share what you are doing this month .... talk about what spring and summer is like in your neck of thee woods!! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>214</em> <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>87</em> <em>67</em> <em>146</em> <em>67</em> <em>125</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 09:59:25 EST CHAT..... talk about your plans for the SPRING? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x40373764 <BR> <BR> Tell us what you are going to be doing this SPRING!!! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>410</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> <em>214</em> <em>283</em> <em>218</em> <em>450</em> Sun, 6 Mar 2011 13:04:32 EST One Step at a Time Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x40057295 I thought it would be easy to keep track of our challenge if we copy and paste the 8 steps and post goal met by each step. I am planning on starting to keep track on Monday, when LaceeJo puts up the prayer for us: <BR> <BR> GOAL # 1. As soon as I rise I will have a glass of water, and say a short prayer for strength, guidance, and enthusiasm!! <BR> <BR> GOAL # 2. Have a healthy breakfast, of a protein, a fruit, and a whole grain. This will consist of 300 to 400 calories. <BR> <BR> GOAL # 3... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 22:52:41 EST One Steppers! I am posting my food! Optional!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x40004234 <BR> One Steppers: <BR> I use a tracker, tho til I am started good and going strong I am going to post my food here also! Join me if you wish...tho this is certainly not a requirement! I like to do it because it keeps me on track, and I need all the help I can get to get me going in the right direction again! Join me if you want to!! <BR> <BR> I will begin this on Monday! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>190</em> <em>211</em> <em>4</em> <em>213</em> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:17:05 EST One Steppers! Share tips, #s you did, & weigh-ins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x40004106 <BR> This thread is for us to share our thoughts, ideas, ups & downs, with others who are working the 8 Steps...One step at a time!! <BR> <BR> You can come here to say.... I have done Steps # 1, 3 & 5 or whatever you did that day...also say how your weigh ins are going! <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <em>4</em> <em>52</em> <em>192</em> <em>306</em> <em>213</em> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:10:43 EST Last letter of word begins the next word! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x39515089 <BR> <BR> Banana Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:17:55 EST This game is like GOSSIP, each one ads some words. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x39515059 <BR> <BR> I got up this morning at 6:00 o'clock..... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:16:31 EST This is the.. I am going on a camping trip game!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x39513856 <BR> <BR> I will start us out: I am going on a camping trip and I am taking a cast iron skillet, to cook up the fish we catch!!! <BR> <BR> The next person will repeat that, and ad something to the list each time! <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>67</em> <em>502</em> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:14:15 EST What are you most grateful for? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18303x29051x39513737 <BR> This is where you can share your many blessings! I know when I begin to actually count up my blessings, and list them one by one...I quickly realize just how blessed I really am!! <BR> 1. My salvation through JESUS CHRIST! <BR> 2. My health <BR> 3. My Daughter and Grand daughter <BR> 4. My business <BR> 5. My church <BR> 6. SPARKPEOPLE <BR> 7. My car <BR> 8. My fur babies <BR> <BR> I could go on and on...you get the idea!! <BR> <BR> I am most grateful that I have s... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:06:43 EST Tell us about your favorite BLOG!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18303x29051x39513614 <BR> <BR> Share here about a BLOG you read recently that either motivated you, inspired you, educated you, made you laugh yourself silly, or just gave some worthwhile information!! <BR> <BR> Perhaps someone has a flare for the written word and you stumbled across their BLOG...tell us about it, include their username so we can go read it also!! <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> <em>17</em> <em>195</em> <em>58</em> <em>211</em> <em>213</em> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:00:10 EST What do you hope to accomplish today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18303x29051x39513536 <BR> This is a place to share your hopes of accomplishment, for the near future! <BR> <BR> I am going to clean out my fridge and pantry to make room for new healthy food purchases! <BR> <BR> Post what you are planning to get done real soon....Be sure to come back and update us, did you get 'er done, or make a new plan? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>52</em> <em>195</em> <em>306</em> <em>249</em> <em>248</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:56:44 EST A Big Fat Lie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x39473585 I been telling a big fat lie went people ask me if I am ok,I say Yes but I am not Gerry been my friend for over 26 years I am hurting they is a terrible void right now Gerry funeral is tomorrow at 11:00 be praying for me and his family,Thank you for praying Roland {I know I have to give it all to God} Wed, 26 Jan 2011 20:21:20 EST Please Pray http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x39354476 Please pray for the family of Gerry Goding my best friend went to be with Jesus lest night <BR> Thank you for <BR> Praying Roland Sat, 22 Jan 2011 07:38:34 EST Have an amusing anticdote, clean joke, funny story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x38969820 <BR> <BR> Share here! We all need more laughter!! <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> <em>100</em> <em>211</em> <em>213</em> Fri, 7 Jan 2011 17:52:43 EST Have an anusing antidote, story, a good clean joke http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x38966211 <BR> <BR> Share here! We all need more laughter!! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> <em>211</em> <em>213</em> <em>246</em> Fri, 7 Jan 2011 14:58:56 EST What are your New Yeras goals? Share here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x38931196 <BR> Team, sorry I am late getting this up. As some of you know, I have been under the weather with a sinus infection that hung on for 14 days! I was a bit discouraged to say the least!! I am feeling much better, looking at getting back on my weight loss program! I dropped the ball, and must get back the reins!! <BR> Friends are to encourage you, love you, and except you! Unconditional love is what the B I B L E calls it!! We need to be there for one another! <BR> Share here what your ... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 10:39:41 EST Please Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x38709245 Please prayer for my wife and family her Mom pwssed away at 3.am today Thank you for praying Roland Wed, 29 Dec 2010 04:24:18 EST New Challenge, ONE STEP AT A TIME! Sign in!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x38284822 <BR> This thread will be for the new challenge! A place to chat, report in on your progress, weigh in, that is optional if you want to say I did drop a pound, instead of saying how much you weigh, that is o.K. No one is going to judge you, or make you feel bad! We are here to pray, support, encourage and love one another...to keep it FUN...spirited and uplifting!! <BR> <BR> See my blog of today if interested in the goals for this challenge!! <BR> <BR> Let's get serious!! <BR> <BR> <... Sat, 4 Dec 2010 12:27:45 EST Remember December!! What are you thinking of?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x38225915 <BR> Today I am thinking of Christmas, what it means to us, as well as what I will be doing this year! <BR> Post here, anything you wish that is of interest to you!! <BR> <BR> Soon it will be a New Year!!Are you making resolutions?? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> Wed, 1 Dec 2010 12:48:47 EST Hello from Inga, new team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x37981305 Hi team, I am Inga & glad to be a part of this Christian team, I look forward to praying with you and for the needs of all of you. A little about me, I am a wife and mom of 3. I have survived breast cancer 3 times. I have been a sunday school teacher for 20 years. Wed, 17 Nov 2010 11:02:55 EST Thoughts and plans for November!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x37805122 <BR> <BR> Sorry team! I haven't been doing month by month threads for a while, so I am out of the habit!! <BR> <BR> Let us know what you are planning for November! I am thinking about turkey already! <BR> <BR> I will be spending Thanksgiving with my ABBY and my DD at their place! I am looking forward to a lengthy visit, when Grandma doesn't have to hurry back home so soon!! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>428</em> <em>427</em> <em>429</em> <em>147</em> <em>190</em>... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 11:08:27 EST Say A Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x37689943 Prayer for my 16 years old Granddugher Erica and family she is having heart surgery on this Wedendsday Thank you for praying Roland Tue, 2 Nov 2010 14:29:54 EST Prayer For My Granddaughter Erica http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x37436671 Erica will be going to Boston Children's Hospital for heart Susery on Nov.3rd. She has Ectoplasm Atria Tachycardia,Which is s random, abnormally high beat. She will never out grow this and medications only made her feel worse. The doctors will be doing a catheter ablation Procedure. This has a 90% success rate, but as with any surgery there could always be complications. There is a chance that Erica's"problem" will present it self in a place that isn't repairable, or the need for a pace maker... Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:19:42 EST October thoughts and plans..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x37386174 <BR> <BR> What are you planning for Halloween, Thanksgiving...Christmas...winter vacation, family visits, so on and so forth...this doesn't have to be about weight loss. We need some places to just chat... <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>431</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 13:59:39 EST Do you have a dream? Share with us here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x37385817 <BR> <BR> We all need to keep our dreams alive! Share with us your innermost hearts desire....You just never know...Dare to dream!! <BR> <BR> <em>90</em> <em>188</em> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> <em>100</em> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 13:43:10 EST Christmas Tree Lights, make words with the letters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x37385762 <BR> <BR> This can be fun! Try to make words out of these letters!! <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> <em>213</em> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 13:40:31 EST Christmas House Mouse how many words can you make? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x37385725 <BR> Use these letters to see how many words you can make!! <BR> <BR> <em>100</em> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 13:38:19 EST Let's play B I B L E.... A B C s!! A for Adam.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x37385639 We played this game before. Several seemed to enjoy it, so I am bringing it back!! <BR> <BR> Kick it off with a BIBLE word starting in A.... <BR> <BR> HAVE FUN!! <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> <em>296</em> <em>296</em> <em>296</em> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 13:35:01 EST cysts on throat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x37286991 I have been going through a time with what the ear,nose and throat dr. says is cyst. This has been going on since August 30. I am going to a new dr. on Oct. 27. One day I am ok, the next it flairs up again. Please pray for me. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 10:59:25 EST Pumpkin story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x37169346 I got this by email and thought I'd share it. (author unknown) <BR> <BR> A woman was asked by a coworker, <BR> 'What is it like to be a Christian?' <BR> <BR> The coworker replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin.' <BR> God picks you from the patch, brings you in, <BR> and washes all the dirt off of you. <BR> Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. <BR> He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. <BR> Then He carves you a new smiling face and <BR> puts His light inside... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 12:05:12 EST prayer please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x37056341 A friend had double knee surger this past week and as a result had a stroke. He has been blinded in one eye and most of the sight is gone in the other. This family has suffered the loss of 1 to a fire and death of another to knee surgery as well. Please pray that God moves for Lanny and his family. I am praying for "Teddybears Joe." Sat, 2 Oct 2010 08:01:47 EST 2 Use an Emoticon to show how you are feeling . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x37019456 <em>198</em> <em>24</em> me 2 Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:13:19 EST Dr. needed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x36552878 Prayer warriors, I am on my 10th day with chronic throat swelling, pockets ofpus, and large amounts of swelling. Been twice to the dr. Antibiotics are not working. I'm very worn down from the pain. Plan on going back t the dr. today. Wed, 8 Sep 2010 02:18:15 EST Whats on my mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x36454264 What's on my mind & I am praying about God's will is for my grandma. My mom has been taking care of her for the past 3 years. They have finally found a decent Christian place for her to go. No bad spell or anything like most nursing homes. It's a retirement center really so they have to look over the doctor's paper work to see if she would be able to get in. If they can meet her needs.I want what God wants, but I also want her to go their so my mom will have more time to spend with me again.... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 23:46:24 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x36454034 Hey I am new to the group & to the site. I have CP I use my wheelchairs one of them when ever I go out to the mall or to the store. I use forearm crutches & wear AFO braces on my feet. I have a 3 inch shoe build up on my right shoe because my right leg is 4 inches shorter than the left. I am using a walker right now, but my goal is to get back to my four arm crutches. I had another surgery 2 weeks ago Friday I making much improvement. Pt going try get me use my crutches Friday when she come s... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 23:29:22 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x36454026 Hey I am new to the group & to the site. I have CP I use my wheelchairs one of them when ever I go out to the mall or to the store. I use forearm crutches & wear AFO braces on my feet. I have a 3 inch shoe build up on my right shoe because my right leg is 4 inches shorter than the left. I am using a walker right now, but my goal is to get back to my four arm crutches. I had another surgery 2 weeks ago Friday I making much improvement. Pt going try get me use my crutches Friday when she come s... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 23:29:04 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x36454022 Hey I am new to the group & to the site. I have CP I use my wheelchairs one of them when ever I go out to the mall or to the store. I use forearm crutches & wear AFO braces on my feet. I have a 3 inch shoe build up on my right shoe because my right leg is 4 inches shorter than the left. I am using a walker right now, but my goal is to get back to my four arm crutches. I had another surgery 2 weeks ago Friday I making much improvement. Pt going try get me use my crutches Friday when she come s... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 23:28:46 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x36453608 Hey, I am new to the group, but I would like to ask for you to pray for me as I am recovering from surgery 2 weeks ago tomorrow September 3. Thu, 2 Sep 2010 23:06:08 EST please Prayer For Dr.Bob http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x36257832 Please prayer for Dr.Bob he is a Pastor in his 80s he in the I.C.U he is doing better today he need prays Thank you for praying Roland Tue, 24 Aug 2010 21:02:30 EST stress testing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x35938587 Hi Everyone: <BR> Haven't been on for some time now. I guess I just lost track.. I have been playing the games on fb and forgot all about sp .. Someone made a statement on her sp page and I cam on today to see if mine was still working.. lol. HOpe all is well with you guys. <BR> Going to the Dr's office tomorrow for a stress test .. Keep me in your prayers I can do it.. so we can get a good reading.. thanks <em>298</em> Mon, 9 Aug 2010 13:38:35 EST Cancer and Cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x35875493 Please pray for a friend of my that just had throat cancer surgery and will under go treatments. Also, a small cell cancer was found in a lymphnode. Please pray for the Lord's divine healing for my friend Sherri. Also, there is a young man that is the nephew of a friend of mine that has been diagnosed with cancer throughout his body. The Lord can take all of these cancers away. Please pray. Fri, 6 Aug 2010 06:28:24 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DAD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x35535062 DAD IS 85 TODAY AND IN BETTER HEALTH TODAY THAN A YEAR AGO. MANY OF YOU PRAYED FOR HIM DURING THE LAST YEAR WHILE HE WAS SO SICK. THANKS TO THE LORD FIRST AND THEN TO ALL OF YOU SPARK PRAYER WARRIORS! <em>345</em> Tue, 20 Jul 2010 23:50:14 EST Hello there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x35038884 I am new to this team and am excited to be a part! To know people are praying for each other is so comforting. I have started SP AGAIN and am really going to try and get mentally prepared. I tend to want a quick fix....don't want to try and fail AGAIN. AHHHHHH! <em>24</em> Sat, 26 Jun 2010 08:58:24 EST TEN day challenge, are you up for it?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x35001357 <BR> This is an extension of the HIGH FIVE goals... <BR> <BR> 1. Eat well, fruits & veggies, lean meats, low fat dairy, whole wheats...you get the idea... <BR> <BR> 2. build up your enthusiasm, by visiting others who are dropping weight...encourage them!! <BR> <BR> 3. drink lots of water, move as much as you can...if you are able, introduce a new activity to your program...dancing, swimming...you can come up with something!! <BR> <BR> 4. NO SCALES...do not weigh for these TEN days!! <B... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 10:04:47 EST Happy Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x34914455 Happy Father's Day to all have a <em>250</em> day Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:02:33 EST Update on my Brother http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x34802994 Update on my brother Raymond he came home and he is doing well <em>304</em> for praying Roland <em>458</em> Mon, 14 Jun 2010 21:04:02 EST one nation under God painting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x34627148 goodle. (one nation under God painting)it's fine art it is <em>345</em> Sun, 6 Jun 2010 16:40:09 EST Share the TIPS & POINTERS, that work for you here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x34540727 <BR> <BR> I chew gum, there are so many new flavors out there. Sugarless, of course, if I feel like I need to chew, just have a bit of taste in my mouth, tho do not need to eat.... I am finding it really does help!! <BR> <BR> Also a Life Savers mint is very low calorie.... <BR> <BR> <em>100</em> <em>211</em> <em>213</em> Wed, 2 Jun 2010 13:24:56 EST What is the weather like in your neck of the woods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x34249807 <BR> <BR> Tell us what your weather is like here...also we can use this thread to tell how many SPARK POINTS we rolled on the wheel if you want to.... <BR> <BR> I rolled FIVE points, and we have a lot of rain going on here!! It is chilly too.... I hope it is better by the week-end!! <BR> <BR> It is my ABBYs birthday week-end...SHE IS SIX years old tomorrow!! PARTY!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> ... Wed, 19 May 2010 14:06:29 EST This is the DO YOU game, for those inquiring minds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x34249670 <BR> <BR> FOR FUN, don't get TOO personal...here is a place to have FUN...keep it light hearted and use your imagination...please tho, be thoughtful and don't embarrass anyone!! <BR> <BR> I will start....DO YOU eat the leftovers while putting the food away? <BR> <BR> My answer is, I used to...I felt like what I ate in private didn't count!! If it was mac & cheese I really ate the leftovers while I was cleaning up!! I DO NOT do that anymore!! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>38</em> ... Wed, 19 May 2010 14:00:12 EST Dice game, DOUBLES or TRIPLES give a GOODIE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x34249556 <BR> In this game we start numbering off, 1...2...3...4...so on and so forth. IF you roll a double such as, 11... 220 or 333, or 212....any number with the same number twice or three times, you give someone (on this team) a GOODIE!! <BR> <BR> We all need encouragement and praise, so I thought this would be a fun weigh to do that!! Also to get to know our team mates! Go to someones page, look at their page to get to know them a little, check out their photo gallery, and their ticker, by d... Wed, 19 May 2010 13:54:51 EST Thank You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x34146329 <em>304</em> for praying for my brother Raymond he call today he is in ICU and doing good time will tell it look's good. <em>458</em> Fri, 14 May 2010 20:09:05 EST recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x33851616 Blueberry & White Chocolate Chunk Ginger Cookies <BR> <BR> I have substituted many different fruits to these cookies... <BR> Preparation Time: 25 minutes Level: Easy <BR> Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves: 24 <BR> <BR> These easy cookies are a real snap to make - just stir and bake. <BR> Ingredients: <BR> •1 cup all-purpose flour <BR> •1/4 cup wheat germ <BR> •1/2 teaspoon baking soda <BR> •1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> •1/4 teaspoon ground ginger <BR> •1 large egg <BR> •3/4 cup packed dark... Sun, 2 May 2010 11:27:48 EST This is our HIGH FIVE weigh in thread!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x33707063 <BR> <BR> Choose your weigh in day...once weekly...post it here!! No pressure, if you do not wish to say your weight just say "I have dropped______...amount of pounds" I want no one to feel bad, or under any pressure from our team goals!! That isn't what it is all about... <BR> <BR> This goal is to help, encourage, and keep us focused by having friends, who care, and share!! <BR> <BR> Stay on touch with your team mates and let's do this together to the GLORY of GOD!!! <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 10:16:31 EST Daily CHAT, talk about what is on your mind...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x33696203 <BR> <BR> This will be a thread that is consistently for our chatting team!! Stop by anytime to share with your team mates and friends...tell us how you are feeling, what you need to vent about, what your weather is like...or just new news from your life!! We all want to hear how you are doing!! <BR> <BR> UNITED WE STAND!!! FEEL THE LOVE!! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>306</em> <em>211</em> <em>213</em> Sun, 25 Apr 2010 21:00:31 EST SHARE your awesome lifes testimony here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x33695272 <BR> <BR> Team, <BR> We all have a testimony, something GOD has done, or is doing in our life...please share it here with your team mates!! Sharing these miracles helps inspire and build faith in others!! Nothing is too small to be important!! Maybe GOD is just now doing something special in your life, or in your heart...we want to hear about it!! PRAISE GOD!! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>100</em> <em>220</em> <em>211</em> <em>213</em> Sun, 25 Apr 2010 20:18:34 EST Introduce yourself, tell us a little about you!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x33695150 <em>235</em> <em>251</em> <em>235</em> <em>251</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>251</em> <em>235</em> <em>251</em> <BR> <BR> We are so happy you have joined your faith in with ours!! Jump right in and get acquainted with the wonderful prayer warriors on this great team!! <BR> <BR> If I can ever be of any help to you please come by and let me know!! Love & Hugs, <BR> <BR> UNITED WE STAND <BR> <BR> FEEL THE LOVE <BR> <BR> <em>251</em> <em>296</e... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 20:12:28 EST Aprils food brings Mays results!! Chat here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x33241702 <BR> <BR> I am giving us a chat thread, with some emphasis on our eating and health habits!! <BR> <BR> I hope you will share here, how you are doing in your journey to be healthier..... <BR> <BR> Vent, shout, rejoice, share, PRAISE, PRAY, and celebrate!! <BR> <BR> I will begin by saying I have hit my HIGH FIVE goal, and am going for the next on.... <BR> <BR> I did very well Easter dinner. I did eat corn and mashed potatoes, (1/2 cup of each), a small dinner roll...that is a... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 13:15:06 EST Former Boss and Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x32650652 John passed away this morning at 2:00 a.m. Please pray for his wife and children. This is truly a sad day for me. <BR> Fri, 12 Mar 2010 20:06:26 EST Please Pray http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x32285262 Please pray for my brother Ray who has been in the hospital for over 21 days He had 2 operation and a 3rd. performed Friday,He may not make it as his condition is very serious Ray is saved. <em>304</em> for praying Roland. Sat, 27 Feb 2010 08:40:46 EST March into MARCH....What are you doing this spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x32246713 <BR> <BR> Chat here about you hopes, dreams and aspirations...share your headaches, heartaches and vent if necessary!! <BR> <BR> We are a team of love and compassion..here for you, and to pray you through the tough times, as well as CHEER you on in the good times!! <BR> <BR> FEEL the LOVE...UNITED we STAND!! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>441</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> <em>449</em> <em>283</em> <em>218</em> <em>212</em> <em>100</em> Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:45:58 EST Fill in the blanks.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x32246572 <BR> <BR> ______ makes me really appreciate ______!!! <BR> <BR> I will start...winter really makes me appreciate spring!! <BR> <em>67</em> <em>441</em> <em>214</em> <em>450</em> <em>283</em> <em>218</em> <em>100</em> Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:39:10 EST PRAISES TO MY GOD . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x32066316 LORD I LOVE YOU ..I PRAISE YOU ...THANK YOU . <BR> TODAY YOU HAVE HELPED ME TO DO WHAT I NEEDED TO DO . <BR> YOU HAVE ALLOWED ME TO DO FOR OTHERS AS I DESIRED TO DO. <BR> YOU HAVE SUPPLIED MY NEEDS. YOU HAVE BLESSED AND TOOK CARE OF US ALL TODAY . THANK YOU . WE ARE A BLESSED PEOPLE. YOU ARE OUR GOD !!! I LOVE YOU ..JAN <em>335</em> Thu, 18 Feb 2010 20:04:17 EST PRAISE REPORT AND ANOTHER REQUEST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x32045045 HELLO TO ALL, <BR> THANKS FOR PRAYING FOR MY FRIEND WHO WAS IN THE HOSPITAL. SHE IS AT HOME. THANKS AGAIN ! <BR> <BR> PRAYER REQUEST TONIGHT FOR BEVERLY, SHE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO ER BY EMTS..PASSED OUT, AND HER BODY DRAWING UP IN KNOTS IN HER LEG AND BACK OF HER NECK. SHE HAS A HISTORY OF THIS . PRAY SHE IS DELIVERED ,AND HEALED . Wed, 17 Feb 2010 23:30:34 EST THANK YOU FOR HEARING AND ANSWERING PRAYERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x31959953 FATHER,I ASK FOR A FRESH ANNOINTING TONIGHT,GIVE ME THE WORDS TO SPEAK TO THAT ONE WHO IS NEEDING A FRESH WORD TONIGHT FROM YOU . FATHER, HEAVENLY FATHER, LOVING FATHER, HEAR OUR CRIES TONIGHT . I LOOK TO YOU , THE DELIVERER OF OUR SOULS, AND LIFTER OF OUR HEADS , THE ONE WHO IS ABOVE ALL OTHERS..THE ONE AND TRUE GOD, JEHOVAH GOD, ..GOD ALMIGHTY , ..THE SOURCE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD . <BR> WHAT AN ARMY OF BELIEVERS YOU HAVE , AND WE CRY OUT TO YOU OUR LEADER TONGIGHT TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE ASKING... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 23:24:38 EST PLEASE PRAY FOR SUE ANN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x31959220 PLEASE HELP US PRAY FOR SUE ANN TO BE FREE FROM SEIZURES,AND TO BE HEALED FROM DEAFNESS ,TOO. <BR> THANK YOU.... <BR> <BR> THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS. Sun, 14 Feb 2010 22:47:28 EST JUST FOR FUN!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x31713670 <BR> <BR> I am going on a camping trip and I am taking along_______, because_______. <BR> <BR> I will start us off!! <BR> <BR> I am going on a camping trip and I am taking along Mosquito spray, because the bugs mite be biting... <BR> <BR> The next person would say; <BR> <BR> I am going on a camping trip and I am taking along some bug spray, and some turkey jerky, because the fish may not be biting....so on and so forth. <BR> <BR> I started this game on the L.L.L.L. IT te... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 09:42:45 EST February Food for Thought!! Share healthy recipes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x31567884 <BR> <BR> This is a thread where you can share your favorite healthy recipe with your team mates!! <BR> <em>345</em> <em>4</em> <em>190</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:51:09 EST What is the weather like where you are?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x31290488 <BR> <BR> Share here, how the weather is influencing your life, in your neck of the woods!! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>31</em> <em>8</em> <em>54</em> <em>257</em> <em>27</em> <em>67</em> Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:41:27 EST LAUGHS FOR 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x30681731 Since I discovered I had 2 threads for laughs I decided to start over with Laughs for 2010. Sorry for having too man humor threads! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> Jan 1, 2010 <BR> <BR> Dog Calls <BR> <BR> Bernard, who is noted for his gracious manners, was awakened one morning at four forty four a.m. by his ringing telephone. . . <BR> <BR> "Your dog's barking, and it's keeping me awake," said an angry voice. <BR> <BR> Bernard thanked the caller and politely asked his name and numb... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 11:04:47 EST Introduce yourself and get aquainted here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x30629829 <BR> If you are just joining WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRAYER GROUP we would like to WELCOME you and get to know you!! Please tell us a little about you. Also post your birthday if you would like us to bless you on your big day!! <BR> <BR> So glad to have you join your faith in with ours!! GOD BLESS YOU!! <BR> LaceEjo11 <BR> <BR> <em>100</em> <em>244</em> <em>235</em> <em>251</em> <em>223</em> Thu, 31 Dec 2009 11:06:27 EST Our new GOALs for the New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x30629686 GOALS: <BR> <BR> 1. Clean out your kitchen and refrigerator... <BR> stock with fresh fruits and veggies, lean meats, I use ground turkey, chicken and fish mostly)some dairy (low fat), legumes, peanut butter, the things you know you will eat that are good for you, filling, some high fiber foods, etc. to get you ready to eat well in 2010!! <BR> <BR> 2. Exercise for at least 5 minutes every day (More if you are up to it)...do something that you are comfortable, with and work up to more as... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 11:01:01 EST Drink....Drink. ...Drink...post it here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x30611356 <BR> Water is so vital I gave us a thread just for that!! <BR> <BR> Post how many glasses you plan to drink throughout your day...come back later and post how well you did!! <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>271</em> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <em>271</em> <em>106</em> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:39:43 EST Veggies I plan to eat today... later... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x30611300 <BR> This thread is for posting what veggies you plan to eat today...and of course recipes that make veggies more appealing and fun.... later come back and post how you did with that!! <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> <em>291</em> <em>284</em> <em>69</em> <em>140</em> <em>301</em> <em>267</em> <em>190</em> I kept my goal today for these veggies!! I am forming new habits by setting these goals, and sticking to them!! <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <em>244</em> <em>100</em> <... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:37:05 EST Fruits I plan to eat today...results later?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x30611237 <BR> <BR> We can use this thread to post what we plan to eat, in the way of fruits today. At the end of the day post how you did with that!! <BR> <BR> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>277</em> <em>258</em> <em>482</em> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:34:17 EST Chat and share...show you care!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x30610672 <BR> <BR> Use this thread for chat in general...and to encourage one another!! <BR> <BR> Let's start off the new year with some GREAT plans and GOALS...and let's honor our HEAVENLY FATHER by sticking to it!!! <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <em>4</em> <em>43</em> <em>244</em> <em>100</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:10:43 EST January marks a new beginning, let's start here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x30610553 Team, <BR> I am purposing that we all start as a team....using our prayer life to get serious about our health. Are you with me? If you like these ideas and want to participate just sign up here...follow the goals as best you can...and be honest with yourself... at the end of the day when you post how you did. <BR> <BR> You can post your start weight IF you want to, if not just say each time you drop a pound, you do not have to post your weight. We will weigh in on Mondays. <BR> <BR... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:06:22 EST A Child's Explanation of God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x30195612 A Little Boy's Explanation of God -- Fabulous!!! <BR> <BR> It was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista , CA . He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to "explain God" I wonder if any of us could have done as well ? <BR> [ .... and he had such an assignment, in California, and someone published it, I guess miracles do happen ! .. ] <BR> <BR> EXPLANATION OF GOD: <BR> "One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that ... Mon, 7 Dec 2009 14:27:45 EST Christ's Bell http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x30117288 THE BELL <BR> I KNOW WHO I AM <BR> I am God's child (John 1:12) <BR> I am Christ's friend (John 15:15 ) <BR> I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17) <BR> I am bought with a price (1 Cor 6:19-20) <BR> I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1) <BR> I am a personal witness of Christ. (Acts 1:8) <BR> I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt 5:13-14) <BR> I am a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:27) <BR> I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2) <BR> I am a citizen of Heaven. I a... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 14:04:45 EST Remember December? Share your prayers & plans here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x30063541 <BR> <BR> This is your thread for sharing and caring with your team mates. You are free to voice any prayers, praises and plans...so that we may share in them as a CHRISTIAN family!! We should be sharing the good as well as the problems life brings our way!! You can lighten your sisters & brothers burdens, simply by being a good listener and prayer partner! The rewards are numerous... when we share our life with others! PRAISE GOD all day long every day!! <BR> <BR> <em>24... Tue, 1 Dec 2009 10:47:09 EST Emergency Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x29976997 I got this prayer request today from (CINDERRELIC )on another team (A Safe And Happy Home For Grievers.)This is her prayer request. <BR> <BR> Hello,Everyone I need everyone,s help.Some of you may know that my dh went into the hospital Friday with leukemia.The results of his tests came in today.He has practically no normal white blood cells. <BR> <BR> He was given 2-6 months to live without treatment and 50/50/ chance of living a few more years with treatment(chemotherapy.)The kicker is that... Thu, 26 Nov 2009 10:15:08 EST What are you doing for THANKSGIVING?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x29871443 <BR> <BR> Share with your teammates what you are doing this holiday season...if you are traveling we will pray for travel mercies!! <BR> <em>429</em> <em>428</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>433</em> <em>251</em> <em>4</em> <em>213</em> Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:33:41 EST What are you THANKFUL for this THANKSGIVING?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x29871389 <BR> <BR> I thought it might be fun to have a thread for our blessings that we are thankful for!! I know when times are hard, if I stop and think on the good things I do have in life, the bad doesn't seem quite as bad somehow!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>436</em> <em>433</em> <em>77</em> <em>276</em> <em>268</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>440</em> <em>190</em> <em>191</em> <em>223</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>100</em... Fri, 20 Nov 2009 16:30:51 EST When Do You Decorate Survey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x29729406 Thought it would be fun to do this survey I found on an e-mail site I get. <BR> <BR> When Do You Start Your Christmas/Holiday Decorating? <BR> <BR> (1) Do you start the day or weekend after Thanksgiving? Or wait until farther along in December? Or, do you start even before Thanksgiving (Gasp!LOL!)? <BR> <BR> (2) Do you put everything up yourself or have family help? <BR> <BR> (3) How long does it take you to get everything up and reasonably tweaked . . . as I know most of us continue to t... Fri, 13 Nov 2009 22:52:57 EST NOVEMBER Let's talk turkey team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x29498089 <BR> <BR> Use this thread to visit about what you will do for the holidays...and how to carry on with our weight loss success, and still enjoy!! <BR> <BR> Of course we can also vent... and just share what ever is on our minds here!! The idea is just to fellowship with our team mates... and make some new friends!! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>428</em> <em>430</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em>... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 13:37:15 EST Receiving God's Guidance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x29091859 Oct. 15 <BR> <BR> How to Receive God's Guidance <BR> by Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> Often we're in situations where we need guidance on a particular problem, or maybe we just need help getting through our everyday struggles. These simple steps will help. <BR> <BR> 1. Say, "Be still, and know that I am God," aloud three times. <BR> This will make you aware of God’s presence. <BR> <BR> 2. Be Humble. <BR> Humility is necessary for spiritual wisdom. It is God's wisdom you want, not your ... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 12:34:37 EST Pastor Jerry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x29063194 Is undergoing chemo, please pray for him and ask God to ease his sickness and help him get through this terrible time. His wife neeeds prayer as well. Wed, 14 Oct 2009 07:51:49 EST Mr. Ross http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x29063153 Due to insurance purposes Mr. Ross has been sent home. His prognosis is grim. Hospice has been sent in to help Mrs.Ross to get acquainted with care procedures. Please pray for strength and guidance for this family. <em>88</em> Wed, 14 Oct 2009 07:49:15 EST Similar to the old game called "GOSSIP" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x28808046 Do you all remember the old game called "GOSSIP"? <BR> Someone would whisper something to the person next to them.... then that person would ad something to it... and whisper it to the next person in line, it just keeps growing and growing, (you need several players to make it interesting...so) I hope you all will participate and keep it moving!! <BR> <BR> When it finally got to the end of the line, the last person would say it out loud, then the first person (the one who started it) woul... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 10:37:32 EST OCTOBER. ...share ideas and thoughts here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x28783630 <BR> <BR> WOW what a way to start off a new month!! JEN is a proud new home owner!! PRAISE GOD PRAISE GOD PRAISE GOD!!! <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <em>242</em> <em>242</em> Thu, 1 Oct 2009 10:46:30 EST Update on Mr. Ross and my dad. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x28774090 Mr. Ross is still in the hospital, but responded to his wife's voice on the phone today. Although he has a trach he responded by moving and blinking. He was off of the respirator for two days. My dad had his wound care checkup today and all wounds are clean and without infection. He is coming along fine right now. Thanks to all for your many prayers and please keep them going up. <BR> <BR> My Wed, 30 Sep 2009 22:29:57 EST "SILVER THREAD" seek GODs DIVINE help HERE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x28717092 <BR> <BR> TEAM, I thought we could use a SPECIAL THREAD, specifically for our prayers to help us with weight reduction. Come here to ask for prayer... <BR> <BR> I would also ask that you check here... when you can...and pray for anyone who has come on to get prayers. <BR> <BR> We can help one another so very much, and our CREATOR can and will...help us even more than you could think or imagine!! LEAN ON HIM FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> <em>204</... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 16:38:02 EST Prayer Requests http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x28688978 I got this prayer requests in my email today.prayer night for Andrea Bierema is 20 suffered from a massive Heart attach on September 17th. you can read about her on Face Book,put in her name(Andrea Bierema) in the search on Face Book at the top right of the page Andrea page will come up you read about her on her page <em>304</em> for praying God Bless you.Roland Sun, 27 Sep 2009 13:20:09 EST 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x28322814 On Friday 9/11 Lets displayed a American Flay out side in the U.S.A on the eighth anniversary of one of our country's worst tragedies Lets honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> <em>652</em> Thu, 10 Sep 2009 20:45:10 EST SEPTEMBER lines for our thoughts and ideas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x28099529 HAPPY SEPTEMBER TEAM!! <BR> <BR> Come here to chat and stay in touch with your fellow team mates and prayer partners!! <BR> <BR> <em>100</em> <em>244</em> <em>247</em> <em>212</em> <em>213</em> Tue, 1 Sep 2009 08:58:47 EST Please Pray for my friend Cyndi's Husband http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x28051558 <BR> Good Sunday morning all! <BR> <BR> I have a prayer request for my friend and Co-worker Cyndi. Her husband is in the hospital with a bad infection and I need great prayers to go up to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to heal his body and allow the antiobiotics to work. He went in for a simple heart cath procedure and ended up with major complications. She is filled with a lot of anxiety and I am talking with her and praying for her the best way I know. I need some help praying for her.... Sun, 30 Aug 2009 09:50:25 EST Update on Mr. Ross http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x27850878 I heard this week that Mr. Ross was taken off of the ventilator for 7 hours and did well. This is good news as he is getting weened off. Thanks for continuing prayers and please remember another friend of mine who has cancer and is in the hospital. Pray that God will heal him and bless his family as well. Fri, 21 Aug 2009 07:26:31 EST A CHRISTIAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x27788603 I received this today and had to share it with all of you. What an eye opener. <BR> <BR> A Christian <BR> <BR> Several years ago, a preacher from out-of-state accepted a call to a church in Houston, Texas. Some weeks after he arrived, he had an occasion to ride the bus from his home to the downtown area. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a quarter too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, 'You'd better give the quarter back... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:35:37 EST Mr. Ross http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x27650246 I ask for prayer for him and I was told last night there has been some improvement and Mr. Ross is out of ICU, but will have to be broken from the ventilator. Please pray for his recovery. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 09:21:29 EST PRAYER FOR A MIRACLE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x27609527 Please pray for healing and a miracle for my husband. We talk to the doctor this morning and she said there's not much more they can do. One of the tumors in his liver has grown bigger and his bone marrow is having a hard time recovering from the chemo and radiation. Blood levels are also really low. He's having a hard time breathing (deep breaths) due to his pain from the tumor. I'm a mess emotionally, Please pray God give me strength and peace. Thank you very much and God bless! <em>211</em... Mon, 10 Aug 2009 15:12:00 EST TODAY I WILL_____ and I WON'T_______ fill in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x27554925 <BR> EXAMPLE: <BR> The blanks: Today I will eat breakfast and I won't eat anything past 7:00pm.... <BR> <BR> <em>490</em> <em>474</em> <em>469</em> <em>194</em> <em>466</em> Fri, 7 Aug 2009 21:54:31 EST August thread for our CHIT CHAT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29051x27409739 <BR> <BR> Keep in touch with your team mates here!! <BR> <BR> Chat about anything and everything from cleaning house to the weather!! <BR> <BR> <em>276</em> <em>268</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> <em>218</em> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>8</em> <em>31</em> <em>502</em> <em>190</em> <em>191</em> <em>247</em> <em>212</em> Sat, 1 Aug 2009 21:31:48 EST Prayers for Christians in prison for the faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29051x27311565 Please keep in your prayers our brothers and sisters in the Lord who are being persecuted for the faith here is just an example of one who desperately needs our prayers. <BR> <BR> Twenty- year-old Sandul Bibi is in prison in Pakistan, charged with violating section 295-B of the Pakistani legal code, the “blasphemy” law. Sandul is falsely accused of ripping pages from the Quran. On Oct. 9 a large crowd of Muslims attacked Christian families at a church, throwing stones and firing guns. They ... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 13:58:50 EST Urgent prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9399x29051x27211125 Hello, Friends, <BR> I just found out some very disturbing news. My sister has been in pain for a long time, but they have just now found out that she has multiple myeloma. It's a type of blood cancer, and she has had it for at least 4 or 5 years without being diagnosed. Please pray first of all for her pain to subside. The doctor that diagnosed her said he didn't know how she has stood it for so long. The medicine they are going to try on her is going to cause her to gain a lot of weigh... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 21:45:31 EST Let's play change a letter to make a new word!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x27178882 <BR> <BR> I will start.... heaven to shaven <BR> <BR> <BR> or shirt to short <BR> <BR> Have FUN... <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>223</em> <em>211</em> <em>213</em> Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:31:43 EST Let's play the A B C game, with BIBLE topics!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9398x29051x27178750 <BR> <BR> This game is easy and moves fast,I will start with A <BR> <BR> ADAM <BR> <BR> The next person does a BIBLE related word that starts with B...and so on... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> <em>296</em> <em>296</em> Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:26:18 EST