SparkPeople God Is So Good Team Messageboard Giving God the Glory Post a praise or a prayer SparkPeople God Is So Good Team Messageboard G'day . G'day my name is Gary and l think <BR> ( "KNOW" ) GOD is so GOOD and l love HIM and l think this is a great team and great name for our team . Sun, 14 Feb 2016 03:28:56 EST I praise God for keeping me thrumy weight struggle I am glad to be part of this family. Sat, 30 Mar 2013 18:17:51 EST Quote for Today " you have neglected to mention my greatest teacher-----my mother." <BR> <BR> Winston Churchill Sun, 13 May 2012 21:59:34 EST Love is first! Hello my sisters and brothers in Jesus! God is AWESOME! Praise his Holy name!!!! :):):) Tue, 9 Aug 2011 01:38:28 EST BURN THE CALORIES ...GREAT READ FROM REAL AGE Hi all, thought I'd share this with y'all! <BR> <BR><BR>ng-way-to-burn-more-calories Mon, 19 Apr 2010 02:09:15 EST Looking forward to getting to know you all! I am here because an old classmate raved on and on about this site on her FB page. I investigated and decided I love Sparkpeople!!!!Im embarking on a journey to better health through proper diet and exercise. I was diagnosed as a diabetic several years ago falling prey to the family curse. My dad is a dialysis patient as well as another family member due to complications from this disease. I decided to take a stand and fight for my life...for my family. It is good to be here. I hope to make a... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:45:24 EST Skin Care Does anyone have some easy recipes (for a beginner) for natural skin care? I've have combination skin on my face & my hands & feet get really dry in the winter, especially in the winter, as does the rest of my body. For easy, I mean 2-3 ingredients that will take 5 minutes & the ingredients are not expensive to get. I'm looking for a face soap & lotion as well as a body lotion. Something light for the summer would be good too. <BR> <BR> If nothing do it yourself, what products do you rec... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 13:54:02 EST Prayer Lord, I am praying for Peggyannsch who has been sick for some time. I pray for your healing touch, that she may be done with this, if that is Your will. In Jesus name, Amen. Tue, 5 Jan 2010 11:51:14 EST Welcome! To all the new members that have joined since January 1 & will join later - welcome! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>229</em> Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:09:46 EST New To Team, Not To SP I'm new to this team, but not new to SP. Fri, 1 Jan 2010 09:18:05 EST Giving praise: 1 yr clean and sober today just wanted to share the good news :) <BR> <BR> I have 1 year clean and sober today!!!! I havent smoked in 13 months either but this is bigger than that to me- because in my addcition I became a convicted felon and reached many lows for sure... But now 2 corinthians 5:17 is resounding in my mind, over and over again.. I am a new creation in Christ, a new creation in Christ.... <BR> <BR> 12 steps couldnt do it for me. long term rzidential rehabs didnt work. Jail wasnt enough of a punishment.... Sat, 26 Dec 2009 15:01:23 EST Prayer Request Please pray for the family of Chris Parrott in their time of grief. Chris went to high school with me and my sister. And in fact, they were quite close to this day. He was shot this morning and passed away. At only 27. Such a shame. I am from a rural town so this is a rather shocking event for us. Anyway, please pray for his children and that family. Thank you in advance. <em>459</em> Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:44:25 EST God IS So Good!!! Hi! My name is Jana & I've been praying for a way to reconnect with brothers & sisters in Christ since I have no church home & work on Sundays. I was huddling with another team & saw DCAMPBELL8's Blog about Praising God. I look forward to meeting you & becoming part of this team! <em>426</em> Tue, 24 Nov 2009 08:49:37 EST Greeting for Holidays God Bless You All.... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ode=HY27482779 </link> Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:38:33 EST Hello to my new family My name is Mary Ann and I have been on SP for over year. I lost 38 pounds last year and have gained 13 # back. Yuck. I refuse to gain more weight. I look forward to the God given support on SP. I love reading the blogs. They have given me such insight, love and support. May God continue to bless us all as we praise His name and give Him glory. God is SOOOOO good!!! <BR> <em>220</em> Sat, 21 Nov 2009 05:08:59 EST PTL! New 2 this team & sparking since july '09 Hi there! I am new to this team! I dont have very much time to chat this second but I look forward to getting to know the peeps on here and definately PRAISING the Lord who has delivered me from O so much!!!!!! I give Him praise and the glory goes to the Lord God Almighty, His blessed Son, and the Holy Spirit who have delivered me! <BR> <BR> Just a little praise report to start: <BR> <BR> On november 7th I got 1 year off smoking cigarettes!!!!!!! Hallelu Yah! <BR> <BR> Take care everyone!... Fri, 20 Nov 2009 23:39:58 EST Thoughts for the day A friend sent this to me today and I thought I'd pass it along to all of you. <BR> <BR> you can pray on the go <BR> going fast or going slow <BR> at the red light <BR> at the stop sign <BR> or while standing in the check out line <BR> you can pray in the car <BR> up or down, near or far <BR> you can call on His name <BR> on the road, in the rain <BR> on a day when everything’s going insane <BR> you can bless on the run <BR> ask for grace, peace and God’s help for everyone <BR> o... Fri, 20 Nov 2009 13:44:51 EST Scripture Today Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. <BR> <BR> James 4:8 NIV <BR> Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:47:20 EST Prayer Chain As God commanded us to pray for one another, I would like to invite anyone with a request to post it here. <BR> <BR> I would love the opportunity to pray and see God's work. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Oct 2009 17:48:20 EST Scripture Today Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. - Psalm 84:10 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:50:00 EST Scripture Today Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16) <BR> <BR> I am getting better at asking Him to help me with my eating. Praise God, we can. Wed, 21 Oct 2009 12:10:47 EST Today's Scripture Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be. Job 8:7 Tue, 20 Oct 2009 15:22:11 EST Scripture Today Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" Matthew 4:4 NIV <BR> <BR> I am praising God for fellowship with other Christians. <BR> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:09:30 EST Praising God for Healing I have been limping now since Monday, because I have a messed up knee. I've had three surgery's on it and when it started hurting again Monday, I thought I may have another one in the future. The pain felt like my meniscus (cartlage) had torn and was caught in the joint. Of course I've been praying for healing but in the middle of the night, I straightened my knee and the pain shot me out of bed. <BR> <BR> But God is so good. This morning I got out of my chair at work and my knee popped.... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:23:15 EST Scripture and question The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the upright... The righteous will never be shaken. (Proverbs 10:29-30) <BR> <BR> What do you use as motivation? I try to find motivation in clothes, finding new ones that will look great when I'm thinner, or in activities I can do thinner that I wasn't able to do heavier. My grandkids, getting to play with them is much easier thin than heavy. Thu, 15 Oct 2009 11:48:17 EST How do you control your eating? From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands rewards him. <BR> <BR> Proverbs 12:14 NIV <BR> <BR> I believe we're all on Spark People because we need help to control our eating. I tend to be a binge eater. I'm always afraid that when I want it, there won't be any, so I have to eat it all now. I know the right response is to rely on the Lord but I'm obviously not very good at it or I wouldn't be so overweight. So how do some of you do it?... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:51:01 EST New Co-leader - Question for everyone Praising God Hi Everybody - <BR> <BR> I'm Sandy and have just joined as your co-leader. I love to praise God but am not real good at praising on paper or electronically but I believe that God wants to work on that in me, so here goes. <BR> <BR> For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,... plans to give you hope and a future... You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11,13 <BR> <BR> My goal is to post an encouraging word, I'd like to say daily but ... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:22:32 EST Lets Get This Team Back Lets us Huddle on this TEAM and Post <BR> Lets Go team Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:17:37 EST Where is everybody on this team We have 165 Members but no one is never here where are you <BR> Peggy Leader Tue, 13 Oct 2009 08:06:03 EST How is it going today? WooHoo, Hump day. Friday's coming. (LOL) <BR> It's raining again, <em>239</em> and <em>200</em> , but it is still a wonderful day. Any day God has made is good. Wed, 23 Sep 2009 09:39:33 EST New to the team but not new to SP. Look forward to meeting everyone. Have a Fantastic week in the Lord. Sun, 20 Sep 2009 20:49:09 EST LOG IN POINTS TODAY 1 Fri, 21 Aug 2009 08:53:41 EST im back So sorry I havent been around! <BR> I was going through alot problems <BR> with in myself, maritel problems and more! <BR> Didnt know which place to go. <BR> I was gone from home for awhile without my family, <BR> and my heart was aching to much,I had to come back home to them.I was going nuts without them! <BR> I am home now and we have lots to work out on. <BR> and so fourth! I lost myself and my way for awhile <BR> and starting to think straight now. <BR> I dont wish this upon anyone its b... Fri, 15 May 2009 20:10:31 EST PLEASE PRAY FOR MY FRIEND! His friends brother is in the hospital and overdosed himself, he is only 44 years old and dont know if he is going to make it can you please pray for the young guy and his family and friends! <BR> thanks in an advance! <BR> THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT <BR> SPIRITANGEL <em>458</em> Sat, 11 Apr 2009 15:11:23 EST Hi and I am new to this Team! Hi! I am not new to SPARK but I just joined this team. PRAISE THE LORD! THE LORD IS GOOD! I am 60 years young and have been married to my wonderful husband for 32 years going on 33 years in November 2009. We have a 30 year old daughter. We all love The LORD! I have Diabetes Types 2, Asthma, Celiac Disease, Low Thyroid-Hashi Moto, Arthitis in my Spine and The LORD just healed me from Merkel Cancer, a rare aggressive form of skin cancer. I do have to have Radiation as a prevention but P... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 23:55:43 EST hello I am new and want to Praise the Lord Praise the Lord for this team. I am so excited to be a part of this. God is awesome and wants us to take care of His temple. He has helped me to draw closer to Him through my struggle with binging for the last 37 years. I have been binge free for 10 days and I give God all the glory. Praise Him!!!! <BR> I hope I can be a help and encouragement to you all. <BR> Lynda Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:05:52 EST prayer request! Please can you pray for my 2 dogs and cats while I leave them for 2 days alone but I will be leaving them lots of water and food! <BR> just hate leaving them alone but thats my only option at the moment! I just worry on leaving them alone. <BR> from seperation anxiety, (hear what I am saying) <BR> thanks in advance! <BR> I will be leaving wednesday afternoon till friday at 7pm just to let you know I need lots of power praying! <BR> spiritangel <BR> hugs <BR> xoxoxoxoxox <em>223</em> <em>458<... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 19:09:06 EST HI THERE, JUST LETTING YOU KNOW! So sorry for not being here in awhile, I havent been the greatest , but I am back now and you have to bear with me catching up on things on here lol <BR> I am feeling much better and thanks for the prayers! <BR> and support! <BR> I wont be online to much today as I am going out to church and have some cleaning up to do! <BR> SPIRITANGEL <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>223</em> <em>245</em> Sun, 22 Feb 2009 15:16:52 EST Thank You Father Lord its been a hard week yet you continue to bless me with your Grace & your Love. <BR> <BR> Thank You Father for all that you have done in our lives, I thank you for being a Faithful Lord, a Lord that is there no matter what!! in Good, bad, happy, sad, tragic times Lord, Thank You Lord. <BR> <BR> We place you on the Highest Place Lord, <BR> For you are The Great High King, Take your rightful place dear Lord!! and Have your way in our lives.. <BR> <BR> Amen Sun, 15 Feb 2009 03:13:10 EST more prayers needed! sigh Hi there <BR> someone died in my family again and she is only 16 years old! <BR> she choked on her vomit while sleeping after partying lastnight! <BR> I am so crushed its my moms great neice! <BR> everyone is taking it traggic to the heartbreaking news right now I am listening to gospel music! <BR> and my family to is so far away I cant even be there right now! <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <BR> Her dad dont even know yet! the dad just lost his both perants last winter from diabetes, I had to go... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 22:42:43 EST Please pray for my aunt she has breast cancer! SHE HAS CANCER IN BOTH BREAST HAD LIVER CANCER BEFORE NOW ITS BACK MY UNCLE WAS DEVASTATED TO HEAR THE NEWS TODAY! HE WAS BALLING HIS EYES! <BR> HER NAME IS MIMI AND UNCLE PAUL. <BR> SHE GOES IN ON FRIDAY!FOR CHEMO.SHE NEEDS TO GET THEM BOTH REMOVED! <BR> PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM AS I HAVE STRONG BELIEVES IN THE LORD! Thu, 5 Feb 2009 00:20:03 EST Thank You Lord I didnt come here, <BR> To ask you for anything <BR> I just came to say Thank you Lord <BR> You've answered my many Prayers <BR> Which I forgot to thank you for <BR> I just came to say Thank you Lord <BR> Maybe Tommorow there'll be heartaches and sorrow <BR> and a thousand teardrops may fall, <BR> But Until I face tommorows tasks <BR> I have no special favours to ask <BR> I just came to say Thank You Lord <BR> <BR> Thank You Jesus Bless your Holy Name Wed, 4 Feb 2009 10:39:03 EST For all that you@ve done I will Praise you For all that you've done I will Thank You <BR> For all that your going to do <BR> For all that you've promised <BR> And all that you are! <BR> Is all that has carried me thru <BR> Jesus I Thank You !! Sat, 31 Jan 2009 07:48:15 EST hello I am new! Hello all this Monday morning! May God Bless your week and make us each stronger in our qwuest of taking care of these gracious gift God has given us to use here on earth, our bodies! Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:45:24 EST a job both of my sons were going in for a interview one son got the job no word yet on the other. God is so good *all the time)( Wed, 3 Dec 2008 12:07:21 EST Pray is needed Dear sparks family, <BR> <BR> Sorry I've not been around much, but I wanted to let you know why and what is up with me. I have had to go back on liquids and I'm having to have a scope to look and see if the skin has over grown my intestine opening. (I had a RNY) and if so they will have to open it. Not been able to hold down food, only liquids. Will let you know when the scope will be and if surgery is needed. GOD BLESS you all, Linda <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Nov 2008 14:55:41 EST Calling All Team members: Return to this post! I joined this team thinking people here were on on fire for Christ! Nobody has responded. Lift your voices like a trumpet! Cry aloud and spare not! <em>303</em> Sun, 26 Oct 2008 22:58:34 EST Where is everybody? I joined this team thinking that I would see praises all over this board! I don't see many. I don't see anyone posting on the huddle either. This board should have the most responses than anyone else! God has been good to all of us! Shout it out! Praise ye the Lord! He is worthy! Hallelujah! Praise God. Praise His Son, Jesus the Christ, Son of the LIVING GOD! <em>244</em> <em>205</em> Wed, 22 Oct 2008 23:52:21 EST God is great. Today my son (who is 4) and my daughter (who is 2) all laid down to take a nap. Since there rooms are near mine, I kept my door open so I could hear them. well, I feel asleep and woke up to my doorbell. My son had went outside and was walking around by himself. A neighbor saw him and brought him home. I know God was looking after him and sent someone quickly to bring him home. God looks after us even when we aren't looking after ourselves. I can't imagine what could have happened to him if h... Thu, 9 Oct 2008 19:39:54 EST Please pray for my pastor! My pastor has surgury done tommorrow morning, <BR> tuesday morning at 830am, <BR> open heart surgury please pray for him deaply! <BR> That is my pastor and dont want to lose him! <BR> THANK YOU SO MUCH! <em>252</em> <em>296</em> <BR> spirit_angel Mon, 6 Oct 2008 19:10:52 EST please pray for my daughter! My daughter is having a big surgury for her ear and I was wondering if I can get prayers for her, <BR> She has one on this tuesday in the am at 9pm. <BR> and I am feeling nervous, she is 11 years old! <BR> I really appreciate it alot what you have been helping me with alot of stuff. <BR> Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. <BR> <em>252</em> <em>296</em> <em>288</em> <em>90</em> <BR> Spirit_angel <BR> Lots of hugs to all of you! <BR> xoxoxoxox <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 21 Sep 2008 00:58:14 EST PLEASE PRAY FOR MY NEICE! MY NEICE IS GOING THROUGH ALOT RIGHT NOW IN THE HOSPITAL CAN YOU PRAY FOR HER, <BR> SHE HAS ASIS IN HER STOMACHE AND IT BUSTED, SHE IS IN SEVURE PAIN, <BR> ON MORPHINE AND NOT FAMILY CANT GO SEE HER NO MONEY, <BR> SHE IS IS TORONTO ALL HER FRIENDS ARE WITH HER, <BR> THEY FOUND WHITE BLOOD CELLS IN HER BLOOD AND <BR> HER KIDNEYS SOMETHING COULD BE WRONG! <BR> WE ARE ALL WORRIED ABOUT HER SHE IS SO TINY AND ONLY 20 <BR> PLEASE PRAY FOR HER! <BR> <BR> SPIRITANGEL <em>304</em> <em>296<... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 01:36:44 EST A PHONE CALL TO GOD PRAYER....A PHONE CALL TO GOD <BR> 1. God doesn't have an unlisted number <BR> 2. It's a local call <BR> 3. It's person to person <BR> 4. You are never put on hold <BR> 5. You don't have to choose who will answer. - Such as: <BR> If you are 1 <BR> If you are 2 <BR> If you need 3 <BR> If you want to be 4 <BR> You always get through to the ONE who can meet your needs. <BR> God doesn't have an answering machine: <BR> Sor... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 00:31:13 EST God Is Good all the time and all the time God is Good. I just wanted to say Thank You, father. Thank you for being so good to me and to my fellow Sparkers. Thank you for guiding us as we take this journey to become a healthy person and treat our bodies like the temple that it is. In Jesus name I pray. <BR> <BR> Amen Fri, 5 Sep 2008 18:10:13 EST There was a kid Who got hurt bad walking to school This morning this boy that I know, got hit by a car crossing the street, near his school. <BR> 9 years old in grade 3, rushing on a airplane <BR> to a nearest biggest hospital in Ontario. <BR> (Ottawa) <BR> He might not ever beable to walk again . <BR> In cridical condition. <BR> Broke his nose, hips legs and one leg is turned right around, so sad and in concous. <BR> It hurts because it can be anyones kid I am a mom and it hurts me really bad. <BR> <BR> <BR> Please pray for the guy who hit... Thu, 4 Sep 2008 17:24:32 EST Anyone know some good gospel singers? Can you share some gospel singers with me, I'd sure appreciate it! <BR> YOU AWSOME <em>304</em> <BR> SPIRITANGEL Tue, 19 Aug 2008 17:32:47 EST Hi everyone,and God Bless! As I was reading all of your threads,a couple of thoughts came to me. First of all,many years ago,I feel the Lord was trying to teach me to speak in tongues,but I quenched the Spirit,and haven't felt that way since. I'm all for anything that will bring me closer to God! <BR> I wish I could feel that again,I wouldn't quench it this time! So,come again Holy Spirit! <BR> Also,you were talking about new ideas for posting? <BR> How about posting what scriptures we're reading,and what we're getti... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 07:37:41 EST Hi everyone,and God Bless! As I was reading all of your threads,a couple of thoughts came to me. First of all,many years ago,I feel the Lord was trying to teach me to speak in tongues,but I quenched the Spirit,and haven't felt that way since. I'm all for anything that will bring me closer to God! <BR> I wish I could feel that again,I wouldn't quench it this time! So,come again Holy Spirit! <BR> Also,you were talking about new ideas for posting? <BR> How about posting what scriptures we're reading,and what we're getti... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 07:36:11 EST Hello Hello everyone I look forward to getting to know you all. i Pray that you be strengthen this day. And know that you can do it. <em>213</em> Wed, 30 Jul 2008 19:29:04 EST I'm back Gone from Sparks for a couple months (2 deaths in family) but I'm back and ready to get healthy again. This team is an encouragement to me and reminds me to praise God for every circumstance. Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:26:05 EST Word Game If anyone is interested I thought we could start a game together. I will start with a word and the next person tries to make a second word using as many letters as they can out of the word I made. However, all of the words should have something to do with the Lord, Christianity, etc. When as many words have been made that can be made.... the next person makes up a new word for us to play off of. My first word. <BR> <BR> "crucifixion" Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:53:52 EST You guys have to see this!! It's a blessing!! <link> </link> <BR> If you haven't seen this, It will blow you away!! <BR> <em>247</em> Tammi Mon, 2 Jun 2008 23:22:30 EST Hello everyone... I have been using the SP site for about a month now but I just found this team!! How exciting for me!!! My name is Tammi, I live in Cheyenne, Wyoming, I have 5 children (3 are grown, 2 are still at home), I am a single Mom, and I am a Christian & love the Lord with all my heart. I'm really looking forward to getting to know all of you. Feel free to visit my page and learn more about me if you would like. <BR> <em>247</em> Sat, 24 May 2008 04:13:06 EST Joy in the Lord Happiness depends on external things that "happen" to us. Joy is a deep quality that we choose and partake of in spite of circumstances. <BR> <BR> "Be glad in the Lord and rejoice you righteous ones, and shout for joy all you who are upright in heart." Psalm 32:11 Fri, 23 May 2008 23:41:23 EST Crazy weather in Southern California! Late this afternoon a strange weather system passed through this area. Several small tornados hit east of where I live and for a short time my city was under a tornado watch. California can get tornados but usually it is only a few each year. Today there were several east and south of me. Two trains were derailed and a big rig was flipped. Part of Orange County is still under a tornado watch this evening. This is very late in the year for us to have such heavy storms, but then it seems that t... Thu, 22 May 2008 22:07:35 EST Hosue Blessing Hello all..I have a question. I have looked on the internet and have not found an answer so I have decided to come here with the hopes of finding one. I need to if and how much to give the pastor for our House Blessing. He never mentioned a price or suggested a extra offering amount or range. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Sat, 17 May 2008 21:52:01 EST Is this team alive? I seem to be the only one posting on this team lately. Is this team still active or should I give up on it? Fri, 16 May 2008 20:15:51 EST YES HE IS He has done many many things for me even spared me from death. Just over a year ago I was hit in my head with a hammer twice while I was sleep. I was saved by his angels who lifted me up from my bed and place my feet on the side of the bed. I'm sure when that happened the enemy turn, tuck his tail and fled as fast as he could because he was scared. Now if I had any fear in me after that night it was knock out. It's okay L.O.L I did. I thank the Lord for my life each day I awake because he's ... Tue, 13 May 2008 20:55:05 EST A Higher Standard "I keep trying to reach the goal and get the prize for whic God called me." Philippians 3:14 <BR> <BR> Most of my life I've been a closet slob...Then I got married... <BR> <BR> I enrolled in a twelve-step program for slobs. ("My name is Max, I hate to vacuum.") A physical therapist helped me rediscover the muscles used for hanging shirts...My nose was reintroduced to the fragrance of Pine Sol... <BR> <BR> Then came the moment of truth. Denalyn went of town for a week. I reverted to the old... Tue, 13 May 2008 15:01:58 EST pneumonia this is Mel's daughter trudy i wanted to let you no mel has not quit spark people or anything else but she hasn't got the chance to reply because she's fighting pneumonia but she has been checking her mail. thank you for all of your concern 4 those of you spend your time checking up on her she's just been so tired! Fri, 9 May 2008 16:44:12 EST New here... Hi all! I found this team and it sounds great! I am married with a 3-yr-old child. I need some help with accountability and motivation. I think I'm in the right place. Yee-hah! Sun, 20 Apr 2008 18:37:55 EST Hello everyone I just wanted to come by and say hi to everyone. May God bless you all as you continue on your journey to a healthier you. Thu, 17 Apr 2008 16:36:35 EST Praise God!! Hi Everybody. I'm Earlene and new to the team. I just wanted to say I thank God for helping me get my mother's room painted today!! To God be the Glory!! <BR> Blessings <BR> Prov. 3:5,6 <em>244</em> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 23:44:06 EST How was your day? I had a busy but good day today. I had to go to the welfare office for a review of my income and evaluation of my qualifications for food stamps. I didn't get a definite answer but was told there shouldn't be a problem with my continueing to get some food stamps. My income last month was less than $800 so I hope I will still get some food stamps. <BR> <BR> I was supposed to have a doctor's appointment today to get my BP meds renewed but that got postponed. The doctor had an emergency so my ... Fri, 11 Apr 2008 21:57:40 EST God answers prayers! This week I lost two days work due to being very sick. Since I only work part time I really don't make very much so losing two days would make for a very small paycheck next week. I prayed for more hours in the coming week to make up for what I lost and God has answered! I usually average 20 to 23 hours a week but next week I will be working 34 hours because our store is being remodeled. I was so thrilled to see the extra hours and am thanking our loving Father for once again providing. He is... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 21:04:54 EST Where is everyone? I have been coming here everyday but I don't see any new posts by anyone. I hope you haven't given up on this team. Tue, 25 Mar 2008 00:48:41 EST Cleansed "The blood of Jesus, God's Son, cleanses us from every sin." 1 John 1:7 <BR> <BR> John tells us, "We are being cleansed from every sin by the blood of Jesus." In other words, we are alwyas being cleansed. The cleansing is not a promise for the future but a reality in the present. Let a speck of dust fall on the soul of a saint, and it is washed away. Let a spot of filth land on the heart of God's child, and the filth is wiped away... <BR> <BR> Our Savior kneels down and gazes upon the darke... Sat, 22 Mar 2008 11:37:30 EST Just stopped in to say hi I have been having trouble getting SP to load anything so have had a frustrating evening. Hope all are well. Have a good night. Thu, 20 Mar 2008 02:59:38 EST The Fire Within "Jesus began to explain everything that had been written about himself in the Scriptures." Luke 24:27 <BR> <BR> "When the disciples saw who he was, he disappeared. They said to each other, 'It felt like a fire burning in us when Jesus talked to us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us'" (Luke24:31-32) <BR> <BR> Don't you love that verse? They knew they had been with Jesus because of the fire within them. God reveals his will by setting a torch to your soul. He gave Jeremiah a fir... Sun, 16 Mar 2008 12:15:34 EST Open doors The Lord opens doors for each of us to become avenues of His love and grace on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> "For a wide door for effective work has opened to me." 1 Corinthians 16:9 RSV Sun, 9 Mar 2008 12:54:33 EST Prayers needed please! I am calling in prayer backup to all that will pray. My sister in law is in the hospital in ICU with a stroke and they said it doesnt look good. She is still pretty young, just in her thirties (maybe fourty now) and her name is Cathy. My mother in law (who is pretty much blind because of diabetes and depends on my SIL quite a bit) is really upset about it. <BR> <BR> We may be heading out to Ohio soon, maybe even today because of it. Please keep us and all our family in prayer. Change of plan... Thu, 6 Mar 2008 10:31:01 EST Sole provider, sole comforter "Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 <BR> <BR> As long as Jesus is on of many options, he is no option. <BR> <BR> As long as you can carry your burdens alone, you don't need a burden bearer. As long as your situation brings you no grief, you will receive no comfort. And as long as you can take him or leave him, you might as well leave him, because he won't be taken half-heartedly. <BR> <BR> But when you mourn, when you get ... Thu, 6 Mar 2008 02:45:10 EST I am back! I have a working computer again! My son brought a friend over last night and he switched the E drive into the C drive position making my computer functional again. It is such a blessing to be able to get online at home again! Thank you Lord! Thu, 28 Feb 2008 12:52:02 EST hello hello from Quebec Canada..just checking but will def. be back <BR> By the way my name is diane <BR> God Bless Thu, 21 Feb 2008 18:03:33 EST Computer troubles My computer quit yesterday and can't afford a new one so I won't be around much for a while. I am on a public computer right now at the library but I only get an hour so that doesn't allow for much time here. God bless all of you. Sat, 16 Feb 2008 13:12:06 EST Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are having a wonderful, love filled day and don't forget the greatest Valentine that was ever sent----JESUS! Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:04:28 EST A praise book I started a praise journal about 10 years ago. Prayer and answers prayer. When I'm have a day when I feel no one is listen to me, I read in over and see that God always listen. Even when I'm wrong in the asking there is always an answer. Tue, 12 Feb 2008 08:39:49 EST Women Of God This poem was given to me by the Lord a few years ago. This morning I was thinking about it and how much we need to tell others of the Lord's saving grace. <BR> <BR> WOMEN OF GOD <BR> <BR> Women of God <BR> Stand up! <BR> Stand up and speak! <BR> Speak out! <BR> Tell the world of My love. <BR> Tell them of My salvation. <BR> Daughters of the Lord <BR> Give words of encouragement. <BR> Give them to your children. <BR> Give them to your parents. <BR> Give them to your spouses. <BR> Give them... Mon, 11 Feb 2008 11:28:55 EST Fasting Today is Ash Wednesday and the start of my 6 to 6 fasting. I have/had some reservations with fasting since I have food issues but I have decided to stick to the fasting anyway. Today's reading was Matthew 6:17-18. These are very god leading verses for me to get me in the right mind set. I am looking forward to services tonight I know that they will be rewarding and uplifting. <BR> <BR> I have decided to give up self destructive behaviors for Lent (My prayer is that giving it up for 40 d... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 12:35:28 EST Light for the day "God never said it would be easy...He just said He would go with me." J.G. Holland <BR> <BR> "Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you." 2 Chronicles 20:17 NKJV <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Feb 2008 12:29:29 EST Ever feel like running away? "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31 <BR> <BR> Sometimes it seeems that troubles descend on us like a sudden storm that dumps 10 inches of rain in 24 hours. Troubles so often come in bunches or in such rapid succession that we barely have time to catch our breat between them. <BR> <BR> We don't live on a perpetual high, and neither did the Psalmist David. H... Sun, 3 Feb 2008 12:35:50 EST Hi there! I'm new to the this team My name is Pam I have already been blessed by what I have read, I hope to be a blessing as well and an encouragement, with saying that I need encouragement as well, My first goal is to lose 20 lbs by the end of March I've lost 3.4 so far. God is good! I've been married almost 32 a wonderful and supportive man, I'm 47 and have three beautiful daughters and 2 great sons-in-law and 1 grandson and another on the way!! How blessed am I? Wed, 30 Jan 2008 21:57:51 EST Thank you for your prayers My son had his day in court and it was not considered a felony but a misdemeanor. Praise God!!He is doing community service and paying a fine. It has been a long road but I can see the end. He is staying with his sister and actually woke up Sunday and went to church on his own. I know God can do wonders and I praise him for working in my son's life. If it takes him failing to get up and stay up then Praise the Lord. Thank you for your prayers. <BR> Started walking yssterday finally..Feels goo... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 13:57:47 EST A Hunch and a Hope "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction." Mark 5:34 NKJV <BR> <BR> Mabe all you have is a crazy hunch and a high hope. You have nothing to give. But you are hurting. And all you have to offer Him is your hurt. <BR> <BR> Maybe that has kept you from coming to God. Oh, you've taken a step or two in His direction. But then you saw the other people around Him. They seemed so clean, so neat, so trim and fit in their faith. And when you saw them, the... Mon, 28 Jan 2008 19:07:43 EST Traveling Light Taken from: "Letters From Ruth's Attic" <BR> Ruth Bell Graham <BR> <BR> "Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1 NIV <BR> <BR> The Christian life is like climbing a mountain. For some people the climb is a gently sloping ascent; for other people the climb is like attacking the north face of the Eiger. <BR> <BR> Christina Rosetti wrote: <BR> "Does the road wind uphill all the wa... Sat, 26 Jan 2008 12:53:24 EST Prayers Please Hi Everyone, <BR> I ask that you please pray for myself and co workers as we travel today to go to a nurses coference. Most of all my youngest son is having a court date tommorrow. I pray for the Lord to use this to make a permenant change in my son. Out of four children he has kept me on my knees. I love him so much and just want his life to change with God as his help. Thu, 24 Jan 2008 09:20:39 EST Sharing my Devotion for Today We all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord are changed into the same image. <BR> 2 Corth 3:18 <BR> I don't know about you guys but some days I feel so strong in the spirit that if anyone looked into the mirror of my soul they would see Jesus. Then there are times my mirror gets dusty and I have to clean it alittle so it shines alittle brighter. Then BAM!!!!There are those days where something or someone has thrown a big thing of mud and really messed up my mirror and... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 14:22:11 EST I know SP is gonna be something to praise God for! I am pretty new here but have already met others with similar interests and hobbies, other parents, and most importantly, other Christians who need support and want to be supportive in this quest to make "our temples" healthier. Praise the Lord. His goodness never fails. Mon, 21 Jan 2008 18:58:15 EST New to the Group ...Praise God ! Hi Everyone, <BR> I am new to the group and loved the teams name and it just drew me to you. Would love to be a part of believers supporting and encouraging one another. Have a blessed day. <BR> Sid Fri, 18 Jan 2008 13:52:42 EST God's Good Timing From "Grace For The Moment" <BR> Max Lucado <BR> <BR> "God will always give what is right to his people who cry to him night and day, and he will not be slow to answer them." Luke 18:7 <BR> <BR> Why does God wait until the money is gone? Why does he wait until the sickness has lingered? Why does he choose to wait until the other side of the grave to answer the prayers for healing? <BR> <BR> I don't know. I only know his timing is always right. I can only say he will do what is best... <BR>... Wed, 16 Jan 2008 12:22:24 EST Be watchful... This morning I was reading in 2 Peter 3:3-7 and Matthew 24:36-44 where it tells us to be watchful for the second coming of Christ. I started thinking about this and thought that we not only need to be vigilent in our spiritual life watching for His imminent return but also in our physical lives. <BR> <BR> If we don't take care of our bodies properly (which is the temple of God after all) we won't feel good, will feel sluggish, tend to let things go, and may find ourselves faced with a life ... Mon, 14 Jan 2008 14:16:26 EST Prayer please California is being hit by some really heavy rain tonight causing flooding in many areas. Some areas have lost power also. There mandatory evacuations in several of the areas that had those horrible fires a couple of months ago and people could lose their homes. As I was driving home from work tonight several intersections were nearly flooded so I had to drive very slowly and carefully to get through. This storm is supposed to stay around until tomorrow morning (Saturday) and then another one... Sat, 5 Jan 2008 02:57:27 EST It's a new year... At the beginning of each year I reflect on the previous year and then put it behind me. I consciously decide to look forward to what the new year will bring and ask God to guide me in everything that I do. <BR> <BR> This year I am starting out a lighter person. I weighed myself this morning and found that I have lost another 2 lbs! Since started here at SP I have lost 16 lbs and am thanking God for keeping me on track! I know with His help I will be able to lose more. <BR> <BR> This morni... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 16:56:41 EST Heart’s Desire Just sharing something I wrote recently: <BR> <BR> HEART'S DESIRE <BR> <BR> Draw me close to You, Father <BR> Enfold me in Your hand <BR> Let Your love encompass me <BR> Surround me with Your peace <BR> Release in me Your fire, Lord <BR> Teach me in Your ways <BR> Cleanse me, Lord, of all iniquity <BR> Purify my mind and my heart <BR> Set me on the path of righteousness <BR> Give me a holy passion for more of You <BR> Lead me, Father, where I should go <BR> Open my eyes and my ears <BR> Let... Sat, 29 Dec 2007 23:55:15 EST Hello...and new to this group... I look forward to making new friends. The name of this group attracted me because I love giving God praise. I have been in such a discouraged slump the past six months that my exercise habits have been hit and miss. Have been off from work for Christmas break and taking the extra time to read the bible, pray more and God is lifting my up and out of the slump; PRAISE HIM! So I am more focused and getting back on track with my diet and exercise. Today I turned on some worship music while on th... Sat, 29 Dec 2007 12:10:40 EST Almost 2008 2007 is almost over and what a year it has been! I have had my faith really tested but know that the Lord is always taking care of me. <BR> <BR> At the beginning of 2007 I was working at Target (don't miss that!). Then in mid February I returned to teaching preschool at what I thought was a good Christian preschool. As time went on I found out it was in name only. By August I found another teaching position in a church related preschool for better pay and closer to home. However, that didn'... Thu, 27 Dec 2007 11:17:54 EST How was your Christmas? I had a quiet one but it was good. My son and wife came over. We didn't have a traditional meal, instead we had brunch. I actually managed to stay within my caloric allowance today. It was a bit heavy on carbs though. <BR> <BR> After we ate we watched a movie, went for a walk, and then my son played his guitar while we sang Christmas carols. It was a good day! <BR> <BR> I weighed myself this morning and found I have lost another 2 lbs. That makes a total of 14 lbs a month ago. Wed, 26 Dec 2007 01:04:53 EST 'Twas The Night Before version Twas the night before Christmas <BR> And all through the town <BR> All the creatures were stirring <BR> And glancing about <BR> The lanterns were hung <BR> By the door posts with care <BR> In hopes that morning would soon be there <BR> The children were tired and snuggled in bed <BR> While pictures of home flashed through their heads <BR> Mary rode a donkey and I the donkey did lead <BR> To each door knocking in hopes we’d succeed <BR> But each one would say no room, despite our great need <... Sun, 23 Dec 2007 16:00:22 EST The Christmas Tree I thought I would share something of mine. This is a poem I wrote several years ago: <BR> <BR> THE CHRISTMAS TREE <BR> <BR> It is time to decorate the tree <BR> <BR> To celebrate a birthday <BR> <BR> Out we bring the ornaments <BR> <BR> And shining bright lights <BR> <BR> To adorn our tree <BR> <BR> As you decorate this tree <BR> <BR> Don't forget the most important things <BR> <BR> Start with a robe of purple <BR> <BR> Worn by a humble man <BR> <BR> Add on some bloody stripe... Fri, 21 Dec 2007 23:47:41 EST Jesus vs Santa Clause Just curious as to our different approaches to Santa Claus with our kids. <BR> <BR> My son is 5 - very smart & loves God! We decided that we didn't want to mislead him - I've heard stories of kids who had a hard time believing their parents about God & Jesus's sacrifice because their parents lied about Santa, the Easter Bunny (don't get me started on that one!!) & the Tooth Fairy. But that was just our choice - every family/child is different. <BR> <BR> We did make him promise to not let th... Fri, 21 Dec 2007 15:35:25 EST O Holy Night That is my favorite Christmas carol. What is yours? Wed, 19 Dec 2007 23:57:48 EST Remember the reason... Christmas is such a special time of the year. I have always loved it and the celebrations that go along with it. One of the things I look forward to each year is going to church with my oldest son on Christmas Eve and join others praising the Lord for the awesome gift He gave us so long ago. Thu, 13 Dec 2007 20:43:47 EST Running the race... "Faith is continuing to run the race, assured you will get your second wind." William A. Ward <BR> <BR> "And let us run with patience the particular race that God has set before us." Hebrews 12:1(b)TLB Mon, 3 Dec 2007 22:29:33 EST Nueva... Hey there. My name is Lindsay. I just joined SparkPeople and have recently decided to actually lose weight. I also decided to work on my relationship with Jesus, because I've been out-of-touch for a long time. My friend helped me see that I need Him in my life, as I've been having relationship issues that I've not dealt with very well. Thank you to her :) Sun, 2 Dec 2007 16:15:18 EST I'm new here Hi I'm Sandy and I am new here. I am glad to see a Christian group here, as I am a pastor's wife myself. It truly takes the Lord to really make changes in our lives and I am glad this group is willing to acknowledge it. <em>288</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2007 23:25:01 EST Anyone out there? I posted in the introduction area of this board a few days ago but there have been no replies. Is this board alive? <BR> <BR> This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it! Sat, 1 Dec 2007 12:25:48 EST GIVING HIM THE GLORY AND PRAISE 4 EVERY LB LOST. Praise the Lord everyone, I'm new to this team and my goal is to lose at least 30pds. My name is lisa and I give God the praise and glory for leading me to this website. THANK YOU JESUS!!!!! <em>233</em> Fri, 30 Nov 2007 12:55:20 EST On my way to glory... Hi everyone! I joined Spark just a few days ago and am glad to see that there are Christians here! I have been a Christian for many, many years and each year I learn more and more about the Lord. I write Christian poetry and enjoy sharing it with others. Here's one of my recent ones: <BR> <BR> HEART'S DESIRE <BR> <BR> Draw me close to You, Father <BR> Enfold me in Your hand <BR> Let Your love encompass me <BR> Surround me with Your peace <BR> Release in me Your fire, Lord <BR> Teach me in Y... Thu, 29 Nov 2007 01:03:29 EST God is Good!!! Hello All. My name is Alisha and I just want to say GOD IS GOOD! I am a 31 year old woman and I am having fun on this website. I recently gave my life to God and I am so happy about it. I have to tell you all though, "HE AINT THROUGH WITH ME YET"! I still have a long way to go. But I am excited to see what will come. I am so happy to see this group in here and looking forward to chatting with you all. Good luck on your journey. I am going to need your support. <em>146</em> It's win... Sat, 10 Nov 2007 17:27:26 EST New to this group Hi Everyone, My name is Tammy. I have recommited my life back to the Lord Jesus. I believe in my whole heart That God is so Good. He has been so patient with me. I strayed for a while but realized I don't belong in the world. I belong to Jesus. <BR> I praise Jesus for is loving kindness, for His patience and for never giving up on me. I praise Him for never loving me any less even when I didn't love Him. He is so awesome. He is the way. <BR> Thu, 1 Nov 2007 07:51:42 EST Accountability This week I will: <BR> 1. Thank God everyday for my blessings. <BR> 2. Drink 8 glasses of water every day. <BR> 3. Consume 1300 calories each day. <BR> 4. Go to the gym 3X <BR> 5. Do Walk Away the Pounds 3 miles 3X <BR> 6. Not eat any candy <BR> 7. Talk to God everyday. <BR> 8. Work at becoming more holy. <BR> Signed: <BR> Kubla Mon, 29 Oct 2007 09:58:50 EST I'm Back and Determined <BR> I have finally decided to get back to this very helpful site. I haven't used it for almost 1.5 years and it's time to get serious. I haven't gained weight in that time, but neither have I lost! <BR> I purposefully looked for a team whose focus is "doing all to the glory of God." Well, here I go, Lord, all for your glory and for my health! Mon, 15 Oct 2007 10:23:37 EST Praise God; Here I Am Hello Everyone - Im not new to SP, but I am new to this team. My name is Loretta and I live in South Portland, Maine. I look forward to meeting all of you. Fri, 7 Sep 2007 22:26:46 EST GOD IS GOOD!!!!! I love the LORD. I have put my faith in Him,i will get healthier and give the LORD the praise. He is the beginning and end forever. Wed, 8 Aug 2007 13:55:37 EST I'm New To The Team & Praise God For You All!!!!!! <em>195</em> Praise the Lord for His Goodness and His Mercy endures Forever....... <BR> What a <em>250</em> team I have found! <BR> Please pray for me......I'm up 11 pounds since I started Cardio and strength Training consistently. It's put me in a battle. I haven't gone up a dress size or anything, but the know. <BR> God is good......keep on praising! <em>211</em> Fri, 27 Jul 2007 14:39:00 EST new to this team Hi! <BR> I am Kathy from Oregon and have just found this team. I love the idea of praising God as we journey on our way to become fit vessels for His Purpose. <BR> <em>146</em> Sun, 22 Jul 2007 05:21:23 EST DON'T BREAK YOUR RHYTHM !!! ARE YOU AWARE THAT YOU HAVE A GOD-GIVEN PRIVILEGE TO PRAISE HIM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN? AND FURTHERMORE,THAT YOU CAN BE AS EMOTIONAL AS YOU WANT TO BE WHILE YOU'RE DOING IT ? GIRL, FIND A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN PRAISE GOD THE WAY YOU WANT TO PRAISE HIM!!! <BR> THIS IS THE WAY IT WORKS: WHILE YOU ARE PRAISING THE LORD, HE IS FIGHTING YOUR BATTLE IN WEIGHT LOSE.HE IS FIGHTING YOUR BATTLE IN THE HEAVENLIES.HE IS DEALING WITH THE ENEMY OF YOUR SOUL. HE IS PULVERIZING THE THE DEMONIC POWERS THAT SOUGHT ... Fri, 23 Feb 2007 10:27:42 EST WOW! I am so happy I found this team! Hi everyone, <BR> I found you from a link off of Tigget's page, and am so excited to join your group please. Every day I am so thankful to God for all He has done, that I can't contain the blessings. In reading some of your posts I see that you too have found the blessing in the good times and bad times in your lives. He is always with us, just as He promised, and anywhere with Jesus is the place to be. Today I say with the Psalmist: <BR> <BR> PSALM 100 <BR> Make a joyful noise unto the LORD... Tue, 20 Feb 2007 05:43:25 EST How have you been blessed? I have been challenged physically having to have two surgeries this year. Thankfully, God was with me through it all and it is all behind me now. He has also blessed me with a new job that is incredible. My family has been very blessed. I wish others could see how having Christ in your life is so incredible. <BR> Thank you Lord. Thu, 30 Nov 2006 13:10:55 EST This week I will.... 1. Stay in my calorie range <BR> 2. Get to bed at a decent hour (9/10-ish) <BR> 3. Workout 30 min./5-6x/wk <BR> 4. Read 1 chapter/day in the Word of God Mon, 14 Aug 2006 15:05:23 EST God Is So Good - Praise-a-thon Group Forum God is always at work. Everyone has an encounter with God in some way every day. Let's hear your praise. <BR> <BR> My Praise: <BR> God has put it on my heart to learn Spanish. I have been using an audio set from the public library. The set only has the beginning & intermediate levels. In order to continue the program, I would need to purchase the advanced set which is 175.00. Today the library called. They ordered the advanced set and wanted to know if I was interested in checking it ... Tue, 4 Apr 2006 15:37:32 EST