SparkPeople HAPPY SABBATH Team Messageboard Sabbath Rest - a wonderful time to interact and fellowship with other Sabbath-Keepers. This is a team for encouragement and motivation; also to spend time with 'GOD.' SparkPeople HAPPY SABBATH Team Messageboard is anyone active? hello all, <BR> i am just wondering if anyone is active in this group. i am willing to step up and do some posting if anyone is still participating in the group. <BR> :) Sun, 6 Nov 2016 16:01:31 EST trust God's Word this really hit me today.... <BR> <BR><BR>aily_devotional <BR> <BR> Wow!! this is such a good reminder. Don't take what someone says as truth just because they are in a position of "authority"... remember Acts 17:11 (also, anyone speaking the truth will encourage you to check it out for yourself)&#65279; <BR> <BR> These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures da... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 09:11:35 EST LINKS - things of interest For some reason - all our LINKS are gone from the team page. <BR> If you have any special clips or pages of interest Please post here. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Israel of the Alps: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 4 Jun 2014 08:19:43 EST Heaven IS for real, but modern beliefs are not... God said - ye shall surely die <BR> The snake said - ye shall NOT surely die <BR> <BR> Most people today still believe the snake. <BR> Time to know the TRUTH ~ <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:39:17 EST Bible Study ~ Tell us what you are learning..... Today I listened to Revelation on Biblegate. <BR> It was really wonderful to be read to. <BR> When my boys were little, I read to them while they played on the floor. <BR> Today, I was read to while I cleaned the kitchen. <BR> I will be doing this more frequently.....LOVE IT: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>v/Rev.1 </link> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:59:13 EST Have had surgery, must leave the team Im sorry but Ive just had surgery and am laid up for an extended amount of time. If anyone would like to be team leader please reply. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:46:35 EST A Hebrew link you may be interested in<BR>SendBlaster&utm_medium=email&utm_term=<BR>2013%2011%2024&utm_content=2013%2011%2<BR>024&utm_campaign=2013%2011%2024 <BR> <BR> Copy and paste.. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 04:32:06 EST ABOUT THE WORD 'LORD' God has a name. there are so many false gods, why would anyone want to call him 'God?' Unless, they are just unknowing of the facts of Scripture and meanings of that Scripture. <BR> <BR> His Name is Yahweh, Creator, Master of the Universe, or other proper Divine Names. <BR> <BR> Why do people call Him Lord? <BR> Did you know this??? <BR> Baal means lord and that was the supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations, as Ashtoreth was their supreme female divinity Baal in th... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:32:56 EST IS Anybody out there?? Please, please rejoin this team and make posts about your day and whatever you choose Thank you. <em>334</em> <em>247</em> <em>381</em> <em>500</em> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 08:11:29 EST Eating out I have been traveling and that means eating out a lot. I really struggle when it comes to ordering the healthy options vs ordering the foods I love that are bad for me. I feel bad praying before an unhealthy meal. I could sure use prayers in this area. Thanks! Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:08:19 EST low carb and NEWSTART Does anyone have low carb, gluten, soy, and sugar free NEWSTART recipes? Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:05:03 EST How did you spend your Sabbath? Last week we spent our Sabbath in a way that made me feel guilty until my husband reminded me that it was like "getting the oxen out of the ditch". This week was much more traditional, we went to church, out to dinner with friends, home for some much needed physical rest after a very hard week and then to Vespers. Pretty typical but also restful, inspirational, and enjoyable. Please share your Sabbaths and ideas for others. We also spent part of our Sabbath visiting with a new member who ... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 08:35:57 EST 2013 General Discussion <em>386</em> We can achieve all that we desire by setting our sights higher ~ Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:47:11 EST PUBLIC or PRIVATE I would like everyone to take the opportunity to voice their view on this thread. <BR> <BR> Depending on the response, <BR> We will either remain a public team <BR> .....- which enables everyone on the web to view our posts...... <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> We will become a PRIVATE team <BR> .....-which means that no one can except team members can view the posts. <BR> <BR> If we go private we can still invite people to join the team - by submitting their name and sending an invite.. <BR> bu... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 09:51:48 EST hello.... anyone here? hiya !! i am new to sparkpeople. <BR> i am a Christian and belong to the Seventh Day Adventist church. <BR> i am not vegetarian, i follow a levitican diet tho. <BR> i hope i am still welcome in this team <BR> <BR> God bless ! <BR> rayne Thu, 2 Aug 2012 15:13:33 EST join me in a weight loss challenge I joined a weight loss challenge in town to lose 20 lbs by May 7. Will anyone here virtually join me? I'll report next Monday how much I lost in the first week. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 21:23:58 EST check in once a week Hi Team, I thought it would be nice if we tried to check in at least once a week and say hi and how we are doing. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 21:20:13 EST what have you learned from the Bible today? I hope we can share new things we learn or never realized as we read the Bible. Last night I learned Rebekah died giving birth to Benjamin. I always thought she died when he was very young. Also, she didn't name him Benjamin. Jacob changed his name. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:33:25 EST Happy New Year Happy new year team! I've taken leadership of the team and I hope we can all support each other. I'm going to read the Bible through this year, maybe we can share. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:00:05 EST HELLO Hope everyone has had a nice 2011. <BR> <BR> World is definitely changing. <BR> I have been re-studying Daniel/Revelation (Uriah Smith)...Events are happening quickly. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a Wonderful Week <em>444</em> (the only snow I hope to see...) <BR> Sun, 25 Dec 2011 09:41:51 EST Good-bye 200s! Today I weighed in at 199 lbs . I am beyond thrilled! I've been over 200 lbs for 5 years+. I wanted to share my exciting news and to encourage all of you to keep trying. It is possible to lose weight with dietary changes and exercise. You just have to find that combo that works for you. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 10:20:54 EST Thoughts to ponder.... Sunday Closing Law in North Dakota · July 27, 2011 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>day-closing-law-in-north-dakota </link> Sat, 27 Aug 2011 16:18:03 EST Happy Sabbath! Just wanted to send a shout-out to everyone on the board. I just love Sabbaths. Today, our church is having our outdoor service/potluck which is always enjoyable. I posted an intro over 2 months ago. God has really blessed. I was aiming to lose 12 lbs before I head back to work (this coming Wed). I've lost 15 lbs which is so empowering. I hope everyone is doing well and seeing dropping numbers too. <BR> Sat, 30 Jul 2011 08:08:09 EST Hello!! Good afternoon! <BR> <BR> My name is Jessica. I am 24 years old. I was born and raised a Baptist up until I met my husband and we wanted to find a church together. So, he had a friend who was an Adventist and we have been to that church ever since. Well me anyway. My husband and just recently left the church. <BR> <BR> I have always been overweight and i wanted to overcome that a year before I met my husband. He helped me a little bit but when I got married, it all went down hill. I finally... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 14:57:39 EST hey y'all! Just wanted to intro myself. My name is Ally. I'd love to get into a healthy weight range which would mean losing 75 lbs. I'm off of work for the summer, so I'm hoping to lose 12 lbs by the time I go back. I've already lost 5, so I'm on my way. Thanks for reading! Wed, 25 May 2011 12:41:36 EST Help Lord the Devil Wants Me Fat I just started reading this book and finally feel like I understand this pull to It is also helping me to feel a little more accountable for my situation. I can't sit by and make excuses for the weight creeping in around my middle. I have realized it is time to surrendor my appetite and stomach to the follow the instruction on diet he has give without questions and excuses. <BR> <BR> I told a children's story on Sabbath with an end point to the kids that it wa... Mon, 9 May 2011 08:03:24 EST I'm New! Hi, I'm KirstenAlicia and I'm new to SparkPeople. I'm SDA and hoping to find support on this team page. I look forward to getting to know people here. Happy Sabbath! Fri, 29 Apr 2011 22:50:01 EST Introducing myself Hello, my name is Nehita and I am so happy and so blessed to have found a SDA team. I have been a SDA for about 2 years now and I use to go to CPC in Alexandria, VA but now currently go to New Hope in Tappahannock, VA. Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:01:44 EST Tips on avoiding Sabbath Potluck Pitfalls The second Sabbath every month our church holds a potluck. Although everything is vegetarian by no means is everything healthy. I currently avoid all sweets/desserts without problems. I do however love to sample everyone's dishes and even just taking small amts leads to overeating not to mention it is near impossible to track that meal. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks! Sun, 13 Mar 2011 22:30:38 EST Prayer Request My mom passed away February 23rd, of late-stage rheumatoid arthritis. The memorial is scheduled on Saturday afternoon. One of my brothers does not have $ for airfare from Anchorage to Pdx. Recent nasty divorce impacting finances and business reputation... He had a couple mileage offers early in the week, had to settle work issues b4 knowing if he could leave for the weekend. He is self-employed and has contracts to fulfill, so if he isn't there, he doesn't get paid. <BR> <BR> Now he knows he... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 14:45:18 EST Hello for Louisiana Hi, my name is Hope and Im new to this Sabbath day, I learned through the Holy Spirit which day was really Holy and now im trying to keep God's commandments. I may not be able to go to church on Sat. but at home I don't do any work but i rest and read the Bible and pray, <BR> I looking forward to meeting new people for encouragment Tue, 1 Mar 2011 11:12:22 EST Living & Raw Foods Questions I have some questions. I met someone on another site who's feeling great and lost a bunch of weight on whole living and raw foods. I've found that the more I crank on freggies, the better I eat. But I have some questions. I'd love to eat more and more this way. <BR> <BR> 1. How do you eat this way w/o a Vitamix or such? I'm living in 2 places, really. Even if I had a Vitamix in 1 place, I wouldn't always have it. So, how do you eat that way low-budget? <BR> <BR> 1.a. What's the most basic,... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 00:38:12 EST Please Pray For baby Miles, a friend of mines, 3 week old nephew. He was a twin born premature and has a lung issue. To survive they need to perform surgery, however he is not strong enough for surgery. Every day that passes shortens his chances of survival. Please pray that Miles gains strength to be a candidate for surgery and to survive the surgery. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:36:19 EST Hello My name is Tammy and I am looking forward to living a healthy life. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 10:47:52 EST New Starts for a New Year <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Mid-Winter! The days started getting longer on Wednesday. We're at the end of Christmas weekend. How's everybody doing? <BR> <BR> I've had more days of food that I just couldn't track; rather, I didn't keep up with the influx of hard to track food. The last couple days I'm doing better. So even though the jean's I had just bought earlier in December are still too ... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 02:14:55 EST Hello There So glad to have found this team! I am not new to sp although I am new to the team. Just wanted to say a quick hello to everyone. Looking forward to sharing with you. Wed, 1 Dec 2010 08:57:48 EST Hello everyone! just stopping by to say a quick hello. I hope to make new friends as I restart this weightloss battle of mine. =) Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:05:51 EST Can't stop binge eating About 3 weeks ago I started eating and I can't stop. I know it is not healthy. I pray for strenght to conquer and immediatly start eating again. I eat even when I am full and don't feel hungry. I need help! Thu, 30 Sep 2010 16:09:57 EST Please Help My daughter's little church school has been meeting in two Sabbath School room for 6 years because we don't have enough money to build a school. I don't know if anyone is on facebook, but Kohl's is giving away 500,000 to 20 schools who get the most votes through Kohl's Cares on facebook. It would be great if you could vote for her school, Northwest Adventist Christian School. We have until Sept 3rd. Thanks. <BR> Dalores Tue, 3 Aug 2010 13:11:45 EST Eating on the Too Cheap? here's a fascinating blog. someone on the Dave Ramsey fans team posted this. I don't remember how many team members grew up SDA, but I'm grateful that I grew up knowing so much about nutrition. my mom says, they just left out portion control. true, but at least now, I enjoy healthy food. he accomplished a lot w/o knowing much. he could have lived on beans and frozen veggies and fruit - sometimes cheaper than fresh. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_01_hungryforamonth_... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 02:34:33 EST 'Veg-A-Weigh' Style The following is my adaptation of the Basic Exchange Program <BR> I've included meat exchanges for those who eat it. <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>*********** <BR> <BR> <em>435</em> Protein <BR> <BR> 1 P = 55Kc 3gF 7gPro <BR> CHO varies <BR> <BR> ¼ c Cottage Cheese <BR> ¼ c Egg Substitutes <BR> 3 Egg Whites <BR> ¼ c Dry Beans, cooked <BR> 1½ oz Gluten <BR> ¼ c Lentil <BR> ¼ c Legumes <BR> ½ c Limas, fresh <BR> 2 T Parmesan... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 14:41:49 EST New to the Group Good morning, <BR> <BR> I was really happy to see this group. My name is Melanie and I am from California. I will be 28 next month, and I am really trying to become healthy. I look forward to meeting all of you. <BR> <BR> Have a really blessed day. :) <BR> Melanie Thu, 10 Jun 2010 11:22:22 EST I'm Happy to be here. My name is Karen and I am so happy to have found this team. I love sharing what Jesus has done in our lives with others. <BR> I am currently reading Ellen White Consults on Diet and Foods and learning a great deal on how I should be eating. <BR> Looking forward to getting to know everybody. <BR> Sun, 14 Mar 2010 16:40:05 EST weight loss graph Hey I keep seeing everybody has weight tracking graphs with frogs, hearts and stuff. Do you earn them? or where do get them? Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:06:02 EST Hi! I was raised SDA and attended church school and I continue to read and learn. I want to learn why food is my issue and what part of the body being a temple, don't I understand? <BR> <BR> I am living in Sweden with my family, but will one day return to the States. I found an SDA tv station here and I have been loving the health shows. I am currently trying to follow the NEWSTART program with Dr. Neil Nedley. Boy, I use to think I was healthy, being SDA, but there was so much I was missing.... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 08:43:28 EST hello Hi I am new to sparkpeople and I havent really been interested in any of the groups I have seen. I am S.D.A have been my whole life and I would love the extra chance for fellowship weight loss support. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 22:51:05 EST C.H.I.P I just started the CHIP program, pretty excited on getting started. Start the jump start tomorrow, much prayer is needed. Thanks! Be Blessed Sun, 24 Jan 2010 22:52:43 EST Hi from MO Just jumping in here, I am a middle aged grandmother, retired nurse, (but some times in these economic times I think I need to get at least a part time job!!) I have about 15 to 20 lbs to loose, but am stuck where I am for the past 2 years!! Joined Curves in August 2009 because I needed some form of regular exercise. We were going to be starting a CHIP program and I am one of the leaders and decided I really needed to live what I preach, and my cholesterol was way too high!! Since I started a... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 23:48:08 EST Old guy newbie Hi! I'm Alex, 61 yrs. old, born Adventist, been working out my whole life. Pindoc recommended this site to me from the Club Adventist forum. Thanks. Fri, 15 Jan 2010 22:41:01 EST Not SDA, but Sabbath Keeper - Can I Join? Hi There! <BR> I'm Amanda - 32 years old with two young daughters...70+ pounds to lose (but I am going to lose it!). <BR> I'm not a SDA, but I keep the Sabbath (I attend the United Church of God). Is it okay if I join this group? Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:50:32 EST Thank You Pindoc!! I just wanted to say thank you for keeping this team alive and strong after my accident in june of last year. I have started tracking my food as of the first of this year adn have worked out the last two days.. not without pain in my back but i will have to struggle throu that. I know that God will give me the stregnth and continue to heal me so i can make it throu!! Thank you again for everything you have done! I look forward to working with you and this team again! TAke care!! HAve a wonder... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 11:41:32 EST Read the Bible in a Year Chat Hi folks! I thought it might be helpful to have a chat thread for anyone on the reading the Bible in a year plan. Bring up questions and any comments! <BR> <BR> 1. For example, how did I forget that not just once, but twice and maybe more than that, Abraham almost got rulers of countries he was visiting killed and cursed by putting off Sarah as his sister? Abraham told King Abimelech that he'd asked Sarah to introduce herself as his sister wherever they visited. Gen 20.13. <BR> <BR> 2. Gen... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 02:53:32 EST Great New Website If you have not heard of you should really check it out. I love it! Fri, 1 Jan 2010 23:49:37 EST New 2010 Goal Idea - What do You think? I read my Bible, but not nearly as much as I want. What do y'all think of starting a team goal to read the Bible in a year? It Is Written, etc, have a great schedule published. <BR> <BR> There's also a daily Bible reading team. Their goal's 1 chapter a day. But I want to do more than that - consistently. No more of this piddly, barely occasional getting in a bunch of chapters. <BR> <em>38</em> Fri, 11 Dec 2009 03:30:30 EST Vegetarian or Vegan Are you vegeterian or vegan. I am currently working on becoming completley vegan. I still have a lot to learn about animal by-products. For those that have been vegan have you noticed a difference in your health and how you feel? Tue, 8 Dec 2009 12:56:01 EST Christmas Do you celebrate? How do you celebrate. I am new to membership in the Church even though I have been attending for 4 years. It seems that there are varying opinions about the holiday. Some celebrate as a family gathering and exchange gifts. Others don't celebrate at all due to the holiday being pegan. I understand that Dec 25th is not Christ's birthday. I guess I wonder if it is okay to celebrate like I would valentines day. As a secular holiday. I think I may have read or heard some where th... Tue, 8 Dec 2009 12:54:47 EST not so new but hello to all Hi there, I can't believe I have been on sparkpeople for 2 years and have just stumbled on other Adventists! wow it never occured to me to search for it on spark groups but I was reading a random blog this morning (Terris) and noticed she put "happy Sabbath" so I visited her sparkpage and found this group!!! i'm so excited! <BR> <BR> I've been an Adventist all my life, i'm 40 and from Michigan. I have 6 children ages 18, 16, 14, 10, 7 and 2. <BR> <BR> I grew up a vegetarian but met my husba... Sat, 5 Dec 2009 11:01:03 EST Chef Mark Anthony Has anyone else been to one of his seminars? I went this past weekend. The food was okay. The testimony was amazing. I have slowly been making the move to veganism and his seminar was just what it took to get me going. My mom is going to become vegan with me. Tue, 15 Sep 2009 14:03:32 EST Hi! Hi everyone. I'm newer to the site, first time I've been serious about SparkPeople. I'm a 33 year old stay at home mom of two girls, ages 8 and 10. I've been married for 11 years, my husband is an over-the-road truck driver so that makes me a "single" mom during the week. I've been an Adventist since I was a "tween." So, in a nut shell...that's the quickie version of me. Tue, 11 Aug 2009 17:26:02 EST Daily chit chat Hi i just thought I would pop in and say hi to everyone today. I hope all is going well with you goals. <BR> My kids have already completed their maths and english work and its only 8am. We are going to the library today so I should get a bit of walking in if I park my car in a car park a little way away. Some times I think thats the only way I get exercise is if I make it incidental like that. Does anybody else have trouble exercising? <BR> We have strong wind warnings posted for today which... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 18:09:06 EST Baptisim Advoce I need some help working this out in my mind. I have not been baptised into the church. I have been attending the church for 4 years now. I believe in Christ and in the Sabbath. My pastor has asked to come and discuss what is holding me back on Tuesday. This has caused me to take a deep look at myself. It is totally me. I am such a perfectionist. I feel that I shouldn't get baptized until I have figured everything out. There are pricipals I believe in and others I am still learning, or resear... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 08:58:05 EST the Prodigal returns HI all. I have been missing for a while. I would say missing in action but I've not been in action. <BR> I busy trying to get my life around some changes, but I think I have used that as an excuse for way to long. So I am returning to spark people to find the help and motivation I need to get my life back. to get my health back to where it should be. Sat, 18 Jul 2009 18:43:06 EST Hi From Your New Co-leader! Hey there! I've signed on as co-leader for this team. SmileyBaby was in a car wreck, as I understand. She touched base briefly since then. If anyone e-mails here outside SP, please tell her that I hope she's doing okay and she'll be back at SP soon. <BR> <BR> It's midnight and now I have my first unattached day in 2 weeks, so I won't say much more for now. I know today was Communion Sabbath and hope you got to celebrate Communion with friends. I was working at the hospital all day so I'm re... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 03:20:40 EST Slow fade..... <BR> "Slow Fade" by Casting Crowns <BR> <BR> Be careful little eyes what you see <BR> It's the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings <BR> Be careful little feet where you go <BR> For it's the little feet behind you that are sure to follow <BR> <BR> It's a slow fade when you give yourself away <BR> It's a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray <BR> Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid <BR> When you give yourself away <BR> People neve... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 08:34:28 EST campmeeting Does anyone go to campmeeting and if so which one. Fri, 5 Jun 2009 21:41:37 EST prayer request Please pray for my mom. She has had cancer since November. She hasn't been able to sleep well and feels cold a lot. She gets discouraged because she thought she would feel okay be now. Thanks. Fri, 5 Jun 2009 21:39:29 EST Hi-just joining group Hi, I didn't know there was an SDA group till saw someone's post on the veg group. I'm from Indiana. Has anyone met their goal yet using spark people? How many different places is everyone from? Is this group very active in posting? Mon, 25 May 2009 21:38:00 EST What are your plans for Sabbath tomorrow 5/9/09 I just wanted to check in and see what are your plans for Sabbath tomorrow? <BR> <BR> My church is having a health weekend, so I will be at church all day Sabbath and then part of Sunday for health ministry weekend. I'm looking forward to the information. Fri, 8 May 2009 21:47:01 EST From California Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Donna and I've bee SDA for over 11 years. My mohter was SDA since I was 14 years old. I'm currently looking for another SDA church to join and plan on attending Doug Batchelor's church next Sabbath. I pray all had a blessed Sabbath Sat, 25 Apr 2009 21:52:53 EST BeachBody Independent Coach So it always helps me to find something to encourage me something to work for.. and granted working hard im obtaining weight loss health and looking good, i aalways wanna go one step further lol.. so yesterday i signed up to be a beachbody independent coach, to inspire and help others, to show i have been there and its possible. I cant wait til im at my goal weight and im an even larger insipration to others!! IM SO EXCITED!!!! If you guys need anything you can ceck out my site.. Im still wor... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:50:49 EST Healthy Recipes I love trying new foods. (Now you know why I am here.) I would love to see what healthy recipes you all have that I could use and to share one of my own. <BR> <BR> Tender Gluten <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 Cups mashed, water packed firm or extra firm tofu <BR> OR 1 (2.3 oz) box mashed, firm or extra firm Mori Nu tofu <BR> 1/3 cup of water <BR> 1/4 cup of quick or rolled oats <BR> 1/4 cup of wheat germ <BR> 1/4 cup of yeast flackes <BR> 1/4 cup of Bragg¡¦s liquid aminos <BR> OR 2 Tblsp soy sauce <B... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 16:51:16 EST Hello! I hadn't even realized this group was here. I have been with SP for over 2 years and through 1 pregnancy. I hope you don't mind if I join the group. I have been attending my uncle's SDA Church in Jeffersonville, IN for 4 years now. I am not baptized yet. I am still growing and learning, but do believe in the Sabbath. I love the health message. I attended the Simple Solutions seminar about 6 months ago. Anyway. I am happy to see this group and to join you. Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:49:53 EST Goals Im taking a poll to see what everyone would like to make as goals for ourselves?? Im hoping to choose 3 or 4 Goals that we feel are the most popular to work towards, so make your voice me heard, vote and ill add the goals next week!!! Mon, 6 Apr 2009 18:55:13 EST Hey everyone!!! I might have to leave the team everyone. I just found out I'm pregnant so my weightloss efforts will be put on hold. I'm going to head on over to babyfit. I'll be back in 9 months time!!! <BR> <BR> Please keep my family in your prayers. I'd really appreciate it. <BR> <BR> It was great being here with you all!!! <em>252</em> Tue, 31 Mar 2009 12:26:12 EST Team Goals When I signed onto this team, I noticed that there are no Team Goals. We're here to ensure that our bodies and minds and spirits are more fit, to be more the Temples we've been given. Exercise and eating well effect us physically, mentally and spiritually. In that spirit, I'd like to suggest a couple team goals. <BR> <BR> 1. 10 minutes daily of Bible study / prayer. <BR> 2. 2x / week, encourage other team members via SparkPage or SparkMail or team forum. <BR> <BR> What do You think? <BR> <... Sun, 22 Mar 2009 13:05:03 EST How do you enjoy the Sabbath? Just looking for some fresh ideas to welcome and celebrate the Sabbath. The town we live in doesn't have church--and the closest one is VERY small and doesn't have a children program, so we have decided not to attend church until May when we move to Florida. I would still like to keep a Sabbath celebration in our home until then..any ideas? Sat, 14 Mar 2009 09:39:34 EST A "new" adventist... I was raised Catholic, just the same as all my cousins, aunts, uncles, parents..and so on. I married a Seventh day Adventist and my whole like changed. He challenged my views on things, he made me question my traditions, my rosary--and what is meant, and a lot of things I grew up believing was "right". This hasn't always been easy for me. I still miss some things about my old church. I still miss the wooden pews, the soft lighting from the stained glass windows, the grand entrance of the prie... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:42:18 EST Hey all!!! Happy Sabbath everyone!!! <BR> <BR> I just happened to come across this group and I'm happy to see fellow SDA's on here. <BR> <BR> I'm excited! Fri, 27 Feb 2009 21:18:16 EST Devotional <BR> Just wanted to share.....Hope everyone is doing well. <BR> <BR> The Promises of God <BR> <BR> Date: Feb 10, 2009 Previous <BR> By H.M.S. Richards, The Promises of God 2003. RHPA <BR> <BR> <BR> And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness (Genesis 15:5, 6). <BR> <BR> On his deathbed, King Ph... Tue, 10 Feb 2009 22:37:29 EST Hi everyone Just wanted to say hello...hope everyone is having a good week so far. I seem to be struggling a bit with the cravings <em>4</em> Wed, 4 Feb 2009 10:48:17 EST Greetings Fellow Adventists I joined the Spark Team and my sister told me about the Adventist Team. Glad to be a member ! This counting calorie thing really works. <BR> Missy Wed, 21 Jan 2009 13:16:37 EST peanut butter I am sure that all of you have heard about the salmonella outbreak associated with peanut butter. I love peanut butter and it is a staple in my diet. <BR> Are any of you having to cut it out as well? What have you found to substitute? I have not tried almond butter. Is it similar? <BR> Do any of the vegans here rely heavily on it? <BR> Maybe this is a good time for me to reevaluate my calories. Sat, 17 Jan 2009 19:50:35 EST Happy Sabbath My name is DeeDee, I am 34 soon to be 35 in March and my goal for my 35th birthday is to have lost 12lbs. This last year and a half has been a year of change. I moved from Ca to Or then from Or to Wa when I got married in June. This Dec I had the miscarriage of what would have been my first child. IF you have gone through one yourself you know what pain it is both physically and emotionally. There are many reasons for a miscarriage and only God knows what the reasons were for the loss of our ... Sat, 17 Jan 2009 17:32:13 EST Inspiration Hi Everybody, and happy Sabbath! <BR> I just thought I would start a new topic for inspiring quotes from scripture or spirit of prophecy. Here is one that is helping me today: <BR> "Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God". 1Cor 11:15 <BR> Sat, 17 Jan 2009 08:49:19 EST Hello out there! Hello everyone! I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Ya Ya, 31 years of age, married with two beautiful kids. I basically was born into the SDA church but let myself slip away for several years. I recently began going again and was extremely excited when I saw this forum. I know that the Lord is the only one that can help me with this lifelong battle and am happy you all are here for extra support <em>41</em> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 17:48:42 EST New here! Hello everyone! I am looking for support and conversation from fellow Adventists. I am a SAHM of four girls, and we have started some of the vegetarian diet, but are definitely learning, and still have our struggles. Tue, 13 Jan 2009 16:25:01 EST lanacat's prayer requests 1) for an acquaintance Tammy who is having surgery next week <BR> 2) for help today to eat within my calories <BR> 3) for a new job for myself <BR> Thank You Jesus for listening and God for granting and the Spirit for transmitting the message. <em>296</em> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 12:22:51 EST Individual prayer requests I think that we could help each other by praying together. We may be miles apart but God says that where we gather in His name He is there. May God bless all our efforts. Why not start your own prayer list here...add daily or comment on someone else's. Thu, 8 Jan 2009 12:18:33 EST Hello? Is anyone out there? Doesn't seem like a very active group. <BR> <BR> *shrugs* <BR> <BR> I'm a 32 year old mother living in Southern Oregon. I have two boys who live with me, ages 11 and 8; and one daughter who is resting in Jesus' arms until the day we can meet her in Heaven (LONGING for that day to be here SOON!!). <BR> <BR> I've was raised Seventh-day Adventist, but like most strayed for a while. Now I'm finding my way back, slipping and falling every now and then, clinging to God's hand as I go. Thu, 4 Dec 2008 00:35:31 EST whats happening Hello all, <BR> What has been happening. it seems really quiet on the forum side of things. I can't talk i've been missing for..... well its tooo long to remember. <BR> My husband resigned from ministry in September last year and had been looking for work up until July this year when God found him a job in IT. The catch we had to move 1000km away from family and friends. While we moved a bit being in ministry it was alway still with in the state so we could catch up with people at big camp ti... Sat, 11 Oct 2008 23:05:34 EST Introducing Me to You! I just joined this group. I am SDA and have been vegan for over 17ish years and love it. My family consists of two cute babes and a awesome husband. Things I enjoy are to volunteer, go to church, exercise, collect vegan cookbooks, write (especially devotionals), live life, challenge myself and to encourage others. My favorite motto is 'Don't forget to exercise your humor muscle!' and my favorite Bible verse is Gal. 6:9. God bless each of you in your life adventure! <BR> Fri, 12 Sep 2008 21:46:00 EST What are you having for Sabbath dinner? Hi there. I just love Sabbath dinners. Today we are going light. Just things like fruit and crackers, juice and a few veggies. <BR> <BR> I love choplets, tender bits and special K roasts, but will pass on that today. <BR> <BR> What about you? Sat, 26 Jul 2008 09:06:45 EST Ello out there So cool to find an SDA group, but I have to agree with the Wake up Post...Where is everyone!!! I just came back to Spark after being gone for almost 2 years. I recently got married and moved from California to Washington. Is anyone here in the College Place/Walla Walla area??? Happy Almost Sabbath to you all. Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:11:24 EST Hey SDA's - wake up!! Hi there. I was literally shocked to see an SDA group, however, saddened by the fact that the posting on here does not seem to be regular. <BR> <BR> I am actually a SDA church secretary. It is cool that yes - we all know about the Special K roast and potlucks and stuff like that. <BR> <BR> It will be fun to meet you all. I want to personally encourage all of you to post on a more regular basis. <BR> <BR> I'm new as of about three weeks ago and am really pleased with this site. <BR> <BR... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 13:21:38 EST New to group Hi all! My name is Shannon. I am a 31 year old mother to two. Have been a Seventh-day Adventist all my life, but up until recently strayed quite a bit. Still making my way back to God, so I'm not perfect. But I'm on my way. <BR> <BR> While I'm not vegetarian, I do enjoy some vegetarian recipes. As far as meat goes, we mostly eat poultry and fish, hardly any red meat at all. <BR> <BR> Been trying to get rid of all processed foods from our diets as possible. Not necessarily eating RAW food, b... Thu, 3 Apr 2008 18:09:14 EST Newbie Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Melanie, and I'm 25-year-old from Southern California. I'm new to the group, so I just wanted to write a quick hello. <BR> <BR> I am really trying to get healthy. With the health message a big part of the Adventist message, I want to not only spread the message but live it as well. <BR> <BR> I hope to get to know all of you. :-) I hope everyone is having a great day. <BR> <BR> Take care, and God bless, <BR> Melanie Wed, 20 Feb 2008 18:12:45 EST Hello Everyone! Hi everybody! I was pleasantly surprised to find an Adventist message board. I typed in Adventist out of curiosity and found you. My name is Nicole and I live in Tennessee. Weather here has been crazy lately. 30's at night and mid-60's during the day. I wasn't in the tornado area for which I'm thankful. Tonight our church had a social that was a birthday celebration for everyone in the church. I did manage to not go overboard on the dessert considering there were cakes for every month. ... Sat, 9 Feb 2008 22:52:38 EST What church do you attend? My name is Traviett and I attend Mt. Rubidoux SDA Church in Riverside, California. Charles Wesley Knight is my pastor. <em>43</em> ~tj~ Thu, 31 Jan 2008 11:48:04 EST Church Fitness Classes Hi everyone, do any of your churches offer fitness classes if so do you attend? Mon, 14 Jan 2008 20:28:30 EST Hi everyone, My name is Rena and I have been a Seventh Day Adventist in Randers, Denmark since the 19th of June 1998. I once had an wonderful husband whom brought me to denmark. He is gone now, but I have promised to myself, my boys and God I will do something about my weight problem. It took me 3 years and alot of hard praying to loose my weight. Because I have a tight bugdet I can't always eat vegatarian food, as is expensive in denmark. I hope the greater powers will forgive me and look at all the ... Fri, 21 Dec 2007 00:52:50 EST How was your Sabbath? Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let everyone know that Sabbath was so awesome. What an awesome sermon that we heard yesterday. It was dealing with the Health Message and how its the right arm to the three angel's message. They dealt with the 8 laws of health from the Bible and Sis. White writings. WOW!!! We havent' heard a sermon like that in a long time. Then in November my church is putting together a weekly health seminar Sunday evenings from 5-6. So, if any of you live in... Sun, 21 Oct 2007 09:56:52 EST New to the group Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself to the group. I just happen to find the group after doing a search in sparkpeople. I've been SDA for over 10 years and until within the last 3 years have become a vegetarian. I'm now wanting to get off the excess weight with a good diet program and the encouragement that we all need. BTW, my name is Donna and I have 2 sons.. my oldest is 16 and my youngest is 2 1/2. I've been married to my husband for over 17 years. I can't wait ... Sat, 22 Sep 2007 22:41:44 EST I am glad it is Sabbath Hello Everyone <BR> I am glad it is the end of the week and Sabbath has arrived. I realized that in my family Sabbath is also a day where we do not worry about cooking heavy big meals. It is just simple light stuff and I wasn't doing it to be healthy or anything it just I wanted to wish you all a Happy Sabbath and I wish you all the best in meeting y our goals for the weekend. God Bless. <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 21 Sep 2007 21:21:26 EST Hello, I am new Hello Everyone, <BR> I just started on this website last week and I am trying to get around and introduce myself to Teams that I can relate to. I am SDA in West Palm Beach, FL. I am here to lose weight, meet new friends and get encouraged. God Bless! Mon, 17 Sep 2007 12:52:33 EST Let's celebrate our baby steps Hi All, Please celebrate with me. Drum-roll please. I know its not much but ..... <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> I lost one pound, now here's the whole scoop I've been in this plateau canyon for the looooonnnngest time and just could not break out of it. But now I have! <BR> <BR> Yipeeee. Thank you Jesus. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Avril Sun, 29 Jul 2007 17:06:32 EST Hi!! I'm Kristi! I'm a 3rd generation SDA, on both sides. :) Lucky that way I guess, although neither of my parents are in the church anymore. We go to Southside in Indianapols, and we're sending our oldest daughter to the church school we're starting there this year. She's 6, and I also have a 4 1/2 year and a 4 month old, both boys. I teach Primary, too. We're not vegetarian, but we're always persuing a healthier lifestyle, and, honestly, we don't eat a lot of meat b/c it's so darned expe... Sat, 14 Jul 2007 23:20:43 EST Daily quotes for July for July 13, 2007 <BR> <BR> "Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts." 1 Corinthians 14:1 <BR> <BR> Even when the mists of confusion seem to hide the face of God, we are never hidden from God's love. <BR> <BR> thank you Lord for loving me even when I do not always love myself. elp me to understand more about myself & my needs. Fri, 13 Jul 2007 15:03:49 EST Daily Motivational Check-In! Avril and I thought it would be a good idea to start a topic here since we have been checking in with each other and trying to keep each other accountable. It's so quiet here so maybe this will motivate others too. <BR> <BR> Today I did 20min cardio and did upper body weight training for 30min. I also ate really good today! <BR> <BR> My goal for tomorrow is to get up early (4:30ish) and power walk with the dog for 1hr. Then go to the gym and do 30min lower body weight training! I also wan... Wed, 11 Jul 2007 02:13:53 EST New here:) Just wanted to introduce myself! My name is Tamara and I am a sahm of 3 (10, 4 & 2). I am a Seventh-Day Adventist and homeschool my children. We live in the Pacific NW on the outskirts of town...hopefully we will be able to get land someday. <BR> <BR> I am trying to learn to consistantly eat healthy and exercise and teach it to my children. I am about 5'4" and am at 135lbs. My goal weight is about 120-125lbs. Right now I'm doing the Daniel diet...which is eating only fruits, veggies, whol... Wed, 11 Jul 2007 02:08:27 EST What are you grateful for today? I thought it would be a good idea for us to praise God for things in our lives. We need to be more thankful daily. <BR> <BR> I am thankful that I have a job to go to so I am not destitute. Thing have been very stressful there so I think I really need to thank God for my job. I love the nursing but not the politics that go along with it. Sandy <em>239</em> Wed, 13 Jun 2007 19:44:32 EST Daily quotes for June 2007 "Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths, guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." Psalm 25:4-5 <BR> <BR> Ten tiny words of power; If it is to be, it is up to me. <BR> <BR> Lord, Thank You so much for these words today. You know that the last few days have been trying ones. I am admitting to You that I am helpless without You. Please show me the path to follow. Send the Spirit to guide me & help me to follow. Tue, 5 Jun 2007 19:21:22 EST campmeeting anyone? Hi, I am from Tennessee and we are having our campmeeting this week. It started last Friday night and will end this Saturday night. We live about 150 miles from the campus that it is at and so we went last Friday and came home on Monday and we are going back tomorrow and coming home Saturday night. We had a very blessed weekend last weekend. It was a mountaintop experience and we hated to come home but alas we couldn't afford to stay the whole week. We are tickled that we will get to go back... Thu, 31 May 2007 18:09:09 EST just wanted a chat hello all, i just thought i would stick my head in and say hi. i hope you all have had a great sabbath. we had a regional day last wekk and i was so busy in the kitchen at lunch time. the pathfinders were away on a hike this week so half the church was missing. In Stawell we only have a small congregation so its not hard to half it. <BR> i've been away for a while so busy at work and with life but i'm setting my self a 5 week challenge to see if i can lose 4kg but 20th june. my parents have j... Sat, 19 May 2007 17:56:49 EST Daily quotes for May 1, 2007 ......... For Tuesday May 1, 2007 <BR> <BR> "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9 <BR> <BR> Be certain your feet are planted in the right place before you decide to stand firm. Mildred Keating <BR> <BR> <BR> I have decided to "stand" here & loose my excess weight. How can I give God the glory when I am obese and not caring for His temple? God has guided me before & I trust He will continue. To God be the glory!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Apr 2007 19:03:32 EST quote of the week 4/15/07 ...... for Sunday April 15, 2007: <BR> <BR> "Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablets of your heart." Proverbs 3:3 <BR> <BR> Peace is not the calm before the storm, but the calm during the storm. <BR> <BR> Dear Lord, as we try to lose weight for your glory, may we learn peace so that when the temptations come we may be able to face them with a "thus sayeth the Lord". Be out guide & Rock, because we are helpless without you. Sat, 14 Apr 2007 15:06:49 EST Quote of the day for week 4/8 - 4/14/07 I have seen motivational quotes on other boards and I figured we should have one here. I will post a Bible quote & thought each day..each week will have it's own thread, or if we have little response ...every month. I'll try to post in the evening for the next day. <BR> <BR> <BR> For Thursday April 12, 2007 <BR> "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." <BR> Psalms 73:26 <BR> <BR> If you love the Lord and work faithfully to honor God wi... Wed, 11 Apr 2007 18:49:19 EST Mighty quiet around here Where is everyone? Mon, 26 Mar 2007 08:15:49 EST Cooking with Honor My husband teaches pathfinders, and our next honor is Cooking. We have some tht need to do advanced and the rest are beginners. We have a wide age group and about 15 kids. This is the honor I help out with. I am in charge of finding the recipies that will satisfy both requirements, that are quick and inexpensive. I also don't want to repeat what the advanced kids did last time. <BR> Tomorrow we are going to do the salads. I picked out a mandarin salad ( and a Jicama salad (Vive le ... Tue, 6 Mar 2007 10:48:51 EST Struggling Big Time I haven't posted in awhile anywhere. That's saying something given i was posting often before. Anyway, to be truthful, i'm not doing well on my eating plan, exercise, etc. Just like today, I went to McD and had the works, THEN as if that wasn't enough, i then went to Tim Hortons and had 10 Tim Bits! GRRRR I ask myself what on earth my problem is anyway. I have no clue why i'm eating like this. I was doing so well. Exercising every day, posting often, and watching what i ate and i had lost 4 l... Wed, 7 Feb 2007 23:31:20 EST HAPPY SABBATH EVERYONE.... BLESSINGS APLENTY AND MORE, TO YOU ALL. Sat, 27 Jan 2007 10:29:55 EST Ok where is everyone? Hope everyone is having a Great day <em>213</em> Thu, 25 Jan 2007 18:23:43 EST Recipes Thought i'd create a new topic so we can all put our recipes into one area, that way it will be easy to look for. If any of you have a good recipe i hope you'll share yours too. <BR> <BR> Special K Roast <BR> <BR> 7 C Special K Cereal <BR> 1 C Grated American Cheese <BR> 1/4 C Vegetable Oil <BR> 2 C Nuts (Chopped Fine) <BR> 3 Eggs <BR> 1 1/2 Tsp. Basil <BR> 1 Lrg Onion (Chopped) <BR> 1 Can Mushroom Soup (Straight) <BR> 1 Can Celery Soup (Straight) <BR> 1/4 Tsp. Garlic Powder <BR> <BR> Mix ... Sat, 20 Jan 2007 13:28:30 EST I AM SDA Hope that I can fit in here, as I am also gluten intolerant, have celiac spue. <BR> <BR> I cannot eat what most area's do, but I am trying keep myself in tune with the health message and still am trying to lose. It is sure hard to change a lifetime of eating what you thought was very healthy and find out that it is all wrong for you. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> BealcA Fri, 19 Jan 2007 11:58:42 EST Did you log your meals? Wow what an eye opener that can be. <em>180</em> <em>40</em> <em>112</em> Fri, 19 Jan 2007 09:02:41 EST Water, water, water Very good for overall cleansing. Has your cup overflowed? <em>194</em> Fri, 19 Jan 2007 08:59:25 EST Did you workout today? Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Did you workout today? Are you planning on it? Fri, 19 Jan 2007 08:55:53 EST Newbie I'm new here as of today and not sure anyone is still on this site since i notice the old dates. Make that three members now if you are both still here. I look forward to hearing from you. I am in Michigan, where are you from? Sat, 6 Jan 2007 13:37:03 EST happy sabbath...not chubby sabbath :) i know that sabbath's time of fellowship can sometimes lead to 1, 2, 3 potluck plates followed by some wonderful dessert! <BR> <BR> as an emotional eater, i'm challenging myself to be conscious of those wonderful endorphins caused by laughter. i don't want to find myself picking at my food until, alas, i must relax my belt and possibly unbutton my pants... <BR> <BR> oh i'm laughing just thinking about that feeling of trying to make sure no one sees the mcgyver move needed to pull that of... Fri, 1 Dec 2006 04:47:26 EST Introductions Welcome, and thanks for joining. There was a team on SP for just about everything, but I could not find one mentioning SDAs. I guess everyone else is following the health message therefore they dont need SP, but some of us do. <BR> I hope we can be of great encouragement to one another. Fri, 24 Nov 2006 21:59:10 EST