SparkPeople Fit for Christ Team Messageboard Women who are dedicated to lose weight for Christ....while sitting at His feet and learning. We are guided by Jesus, His Word, and Love.(Click on team picture) SparkPeople Fit for Christ Team Messageboard What is your "Victory" for the Day? I thought it might be nice to share our victory of the day to help encourage each other. <BR> It is a new year and many are making fresh starts. Do not focus on how you fail but instead focus on the victory of the day. No step is too small. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 22:50:12 EST The Gift I spent hours choosing the perfect gift. <BR> I spent my hard-earned money for the gift. <BR> I spent days choosing all the paper, etc and wrapping the gift with the perfect ribbon and bow. <BR> <BR> Then <BR> <BR> I heard it was going to rain the day I was to transport the gift. <BR> <BR> So <BR> <BR> I had to protect the gift from the weather. <BR> <BR> This is what the Lord is saying, "I have created you. I have chosen you. I have wrapped my glory around you. Don't you think I wil... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 19:27:47 EST War Room Movie? Did you watch the War Room movie? <BR> If so, what did you think? <BR> What did you like best? <BR> What did you like least? <BR> Did you learn anything? If so, what? <BR> Sun, 13 Dec 2015 17:01:12 EST Conversations with God Bored, while resting, I asked the Holy Spirit, "Please tell me something about Father God I do not know." <BR> He replied, "The Father loves you more than you realize." <BR> <BR> Then, I asked the Holy Spirit, "Tell me something about You." <BR> He replied, "I was with Jesus when He was on the cross." <BR> <BR> Then, I said, "Tell me something about Jesus." <BR> "He was very talented. He was a good big brother and He adored his parents. He spent much time with His Real Father." <BR> <BR... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:59:15 EST Good Reading for the Christmas Season... "Immanuel: A different kind of Christmas romance" ~~ Sarah Jordan gets a chance of a lifetime: to sing the theme song, 'Immanuel', in a star-studded production. But she is a newcomer. Can she pull it off? Maybe, with the help of performing artist Logan S. Lee. As the tour progresses, their attraction for each other grows. Other performing artists notice and the fun begins. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:42:36 EST Fit? What does being FIT mean to you? <BR> <BR> Do you think Christ can use us more if we are fit? Sun, 25 Oct 2015 23:02:45 EST What Are You Thankful For? Post as often as you can, the things, people, situations, etc. that you are thankful for and appreciative. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:30:20 EST I struggle with overeating when I'm with others When I am invited as a guest to lunch or dinner and the hostess makes all these special foods. I almost forget that I am trying to eat healthy. It's like I am another person. The one who is eating right stayed home. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:22:55 EST Hi My name is Marsha <BR> First Name? Marsha <BR> Age? 67 <BR> Children? 3 <BR> Grandchildren? 2 <BR> Employment? retired <BR> Hobbies? playing the piano I am taking lessons really a beginner but like it. Love to try out new healthy recipes <BR> Area of Service?(means like community projects, church etc. Like sunday school teachers etc.) ** I am a worship leader in my church. Involved in a ministry that prays for and ministers to pastors and those in ministry <BR> Pets? no <BR> Likes? Bible studies specially ... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:16:20 EST what I did right today I went to water aerobics today. Ate a healthy breakfast. Prayed for a lady in a Walmart parking lot. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:08:59 EST 3rd Letter Starts New Word Post a word starting with the 3rd letter of the previous posted word. <BR> <BR> Example: word posted " work <BR> <BR> New word: rage <BR> <BR> Next word: gain <BR> <BR> Let's see what we can come up with. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:15:58 EST "Do" Tell We're looking for words with the syllable "do" in them. Beginning, middle or end, doesn't matter. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:44:59 EST Prayer Wall! 911 Prayer line. Prayer, worship and intercessions help! <BR> <BR> Prayer guides. For a pattern or guide: <BR> <link><BR>dent </link> <BR> <BR> Prayer for the Nations: <BR> <link><BR>tml </link> <BR> <BR> Praying for the restorations of the good Foundations: <link> </link> <BR> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:31:33 EST What do I need to do for myself to do better. 1-Work on portion control. Thu, 5 Sep 2013 02:07:30 EST Answer Bible question & make one for team members. <BR> Ideal taken from LOISJOHN14VS6 ideal on the he simplicity Of Faith Team. <BR> <BR> I think it would be fun as well as challenging to answer the question and then to leave another question for the next person. <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> Who committed the first sin mentioned in the Bible? <BR> answer: Eve <BR> <BR> New Question: <BR> Who committed the first murder recorded in Genesis? Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:30:27 EST Roll Call July- Dec 2013 byEmoticon <em>213</em> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:21:42 EST Memeber tell us two things about you! I am a Christian. <BR> I have been married over 40 years to the love of my life and a best friend. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:20:06 EST New are retuning Team members! sign in! Welcome fill free to tell us a little about you! <BR> We want to hear from you! <em>213</em> <BR> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:06:35 EST Happy Birthday America! Happy 4th Find on this link: <BR> "July 4, 1787 Prayer" <BR> "In response to Benjamin Franklin's call to seek God that was made on June 28, 1787, the Rev. William Rogers prayed before the service that was held at the Reformed Calvinist Church in Philadelphia on July 4th of that year." Read more: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> "On July 4, 1837, former President John Quincy Adams delivered an address to the people of Newburyport, Massachusetts." Read more: <link>www.wallbuilde... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 17:25:24 EST Give a big WELCOME to WRKNG2ABTTRM as CO-LEADER! Hello! Looking forward to working with you -WRKNG2ABTTRME! HUGS Jenny <BR> <em>199</em> <em>243</em> <em>250</em> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 20:58:30 EST Would you be willing to be a helper-or- Co-Leader? 1-To pray for the team. <BR> 2-To Huddle! <BR> 3-To post on one or more post up to 5 days a week. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>381</em> <em>252</em> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 02:45:06 EST New to SP My name is Mindy. I live in Alabama. I have four children ages 6 to 16. I am in my mid 30s and am married to a deputy sheriff. I became a believer, a TRUE follower of Christ, about 4 years ago. Really I guess I could say 5, but sanctification is sometimes a slow process and has proven to be so in my case. God is sovereign and is working His will in my life. I have come a long way from the person I used to be,,,,completely transformed. <BR> I gained 50lbs after a car accident and a m... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 11:30:03 EST What is on you mind? News! <em>198</em> and The Word <em>345</em> Tue, 7 May 2013 01:49:48 EST new to spark & this group Very excited to join this group, i have had many weight struggles since having kids, i have a 4 yr old & 1 yr old & really didnt shed my pregnancy weight - I am a police officer & feel that I go home at the end of the day with the protection of my heavenly father , so why am I not turning over my healthy lifestyle to Him? I have been changing our family's eating habits this past month, staying out of the center aisles at the grocery store & i am already noticing a change & have been losin... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:31:51 EST WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED ! <BR> <BR> God’s Simple Plan of Salvation <BR> <BR> My Friend: I am asking you the most important question of life. Your joy or your sorrow for all eternity depends upon your answer. The question is: Are you saved? It is not a question of how good you are, nor if you are a church member, but are you saved? Are you sure you will go to Heaven when you die? <BR> <BR> God says in order to go to Heaven, you must be born again. In John 3:7, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “Ye must be born again.” <BR> ... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:21:36 EST Daily Chit Chat It is fantastic being in this team with such warm, wonderful people. Hope you all have a great day! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 10:09:49 EST IF YOU ARE SHUT IN ! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND CHURCH AND CANT GO FOR ANY REASON WE HAVE <BR> CHURCH ONLINE ON SUNDAY AT 10 AM CENTRAL ``YOU ARE WELCOME <BR> WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU .. <link> </link> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 10:05:09 EST Asking for prayer! I believe I mentioned that my husband has esophageal cancer. Anyway we have to downsize so we are moving the last weekend of March & my husband is having a black spot & something that looks like lightning streaks that stay there. He also has cancer on the right front lobe of the brain. Please pray that his health holds up for us to make this move. I KNOW this move is from the Lord. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:15:08 EST GOD SEES ALL YOU DO ! God Sees The Little Things You Do <BR> <BR> None of us can help everyone. <BR> But all of us can help someone. <BR> And when we help them, we serve Jesus. <BR> -Max Lucado <BR> <BR> The little things you do... <BR> the sacrifices you make... <BR> may not always be noticed by others- <BR> but God sees every one of them and smiles. <BR> <BR> Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:03:46 EST IF YOU ARE SHUT IN ! IF FOR ANY REASON YOU CANT GO TO CHURCH AND WOULD LIKE TO YOU CAN COME ONLINE TO MINE YOU ARE MOST WELCOME .. <link> </link> IT STARTS AT 10.00 AM ITS 9.35 HERE NOW ! Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:25:26 EST WE ARE SO BLESSED ! Hi all <BR> God took me in Mathew today and one of the things I don't read enough is the Be Attitudes so many call them .. <BR> MATTHEW CHAPTER 5 : 1 ¶ And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: <BR> 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, <BR> 3 ¶ Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. <BR> 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. <BR> 5 Blessed are the meek: for they sh... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:03:12 EST I am new! My name is Peggy & I feel blessed to be here. I am 65 years old & live in Arvada, Colorado a suberb of Denver. I live with my husband & our awesome "Kids"--a cat Tigger & a dog Lady.I am a caretaker to my husband who has esophageal cancer & I also work as a lead supervisor in the housekeeping dept. in a local hospital in Denver. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:07:04 EST LETS PRAY EVERYDAY! 8:53 AM 2/20/2013 <BR> Father .. Today I pray for all the people on Sparks .. please lord we all want to be healthy .. we do not want these issues .. We have so many .. Father break addictions .. <BR> Father we come to you and we humble ourselves you said if we do this you will heal our land Father we ask you to heal our land .. we see bad things happening to our nation <BR> and we ask you to come in and change things .. Father we pray again for the leaders of this country .. Father if they d... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:32:36 EST Mood Scale For Today Here is your chance to let us know how things are going or what mood you are in. <BR> <BR> Mood scale--1 through 10 --1 being the lowest--10 being the highest. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:13:27 EST Person's Name or place in the Bible A-Z Post a name of someone or place in the Bible.....alphabetically. Let's see how we do! Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:29:39 EST How Do You Balance ......? I realize that some members work outside the home, others have jobs from home, stay at home mothers, etc. <BR> <BR> How do you balance home life, work (whatever kind), taking care of yourself, etc? <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:22:42 EST 2013 Quotes "There is no excuse for falling into delusion, which is so contrary to the Word of God." David Hunt <link> </link> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 09:17:23 EST Today I am thankful for_________!!! JESUS, Salvation, Hope, and knowing Go dis stronger than any problem or enemy. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:39:42 EST As the Cliff draws near what do i fear?? ??? What do I FEAR: <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Help: <link><BR>+to+insert+in+prayer&page_id=5 </link> and <link><BR>=Psalms%2037&version=KJV </link> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:01:30 EST MY Personal Goals for Jan-July 2013 <em>198</em> <em>42</em> <em>213</em> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:17:03 EST Thank you for your Caring Words and Prayers! Thank you so much my family in CHRIST for your prayers, well wishes, and the spark goodie. That means so much to me to hear from you and everyone else. It was very scary for me at first. They didn't know what kind of infection I had. It was so bad it looked grave for me at first. I turned it over to the LORD and thanked HIM for my tribulation. I knew HE had a purpose in this. I have had a chance to share the LORD to many and give praise to the LORD for every little improvement. HE h... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 11:58:51 EST Need Help! Looking for names for a young adult singles ministry. Often when you have a young adults ministry they try to tie you in to collegiate and when you have a singles ministry it's somewhat intimidating to some people. So with that being said we are looking for a name that will reach the 25-35 age group who are also single. I came up with one name but need some input to what letters can mean. Any names and meanings will help...thanks! <BR> <BR> S.O.L.O- Need meaning for letters to fit group I de... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:42:13 EST Birthday & Anniversaries Here Post here your birthday, wedding anniversary, spark anniversary, etc. Let us help you celebrate! <em>410</em> <em>383</em> <em>384</em> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:19:13 EST Struggles ...Share them here We all struggle from time to time. Sometimes the mere fact that we share them can help and others may have suggestions to help. This can be health wise or anything. We are here for each other............ Mon, 1 Oct 2012 13:07:56 EST 2013 Share a Bible verse to encourage the team! Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.K.J.V. in Public Domain Thu, 23 Aug 2012 08:40:04 EST 2013 Monthly Prayer Guide for prayer for Leaders Your Monthly Prayer Guide for prayer for Leaders <BR> <BR> More information about the ones we are praying for: <link><BR>age=Leaders </link> <BR> <BR> This is my own Prayer guide put together using the above link as a guide and a help. <BR> Jenny712 <BR> <BR> Prayer Guide For our Leaders, and Nation: <BR> Month--______ May God bless our Leaders and Nation! Prayer journal for the month of _______. <BR> <BR> Day <BR> 1 President Barack Obama and Mic... Tue, 1 May 2012 16:01:16 EST Water Challenge Hi everyone how are you doing on your water intake for the day? Will anyone join me in tracking your water intake? Let's go from now to the end of April. Water is a vital part of weight loss. <em>306</em> <BR> When you post list your daily total and then challenge total. It will make a difference. <BR> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:25:33 EST April - Praying for our Leaders and Beloved Nation April May God bless our Leaders and Nation! <BR> <BR> April 1 President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, and daughters <BR> Praying for The Governor of your state! <BR> <BR> April 2 Vice President Joe Biden <BR> Praying for Your Senators <BR> <BR> April 3 Supreme Court <BR> Praying for Your Representative <BR> <BR> April 4 (Bill) and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State <BR> Praying for Your Mayors <BR> <BR> April 5 Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury <BR> Praying for Yo... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 01:53:38 EST A Child can help you smile! My Country" <BR> The kindergarten teacher was showing her class an encyclopedia page picturing several national flags. <BR> She pointed to the American flag and asked, "What flag is this?" <BR> A little girl called out, "That's the flag of our country." <BR> "Very good," the teacher said. "And what is the name of our country?" <BR> "'Tis of thee," the girl said confidently. <link><BR>html </link> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 00:45:39 EST Another Prayer request! Urgent! A friends Mother is dieing.She does not know the Lord. Most of her children our born again and love the Lord with all their hearts. she has seen their witness. YET! she still hold to her religion that is without Jesus. Please pray that her eyes our open before it is to late. HUGS! Jenny Wed, 7 Mar 2012 09:58:09 EST Share a Quote I would rather die for Christ than rule the whole earth. <BR> - Ignatius <link><BR>os </link> Tue, 6 Mar 2012 09:56:40 EST Getting to know each other! The goodie game! I think most of us know how this game works. We begin with "1" and the next friend to reply, replies with 2 etc.... <BR> WHEN your reply (number) ends with a "0" -- you add "I'm off to give a goodie" to your reply and go to another Member's page and give them a goodie on their page! <BR> <BR> It's a wonderful way to keep those friendships you have already alive or make a new friend by visiting another's page and having fun at the same time! <BR> <BR> AND, REMEMBER! ONE POST A DAY! LET'S DO ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 15:23:06 EST How can I make a differenc today?? Do right and pray! Proverbs 3:5-6 Thu, 1 Mar 2012 13:33:13 EST My fitness goal for March is..Record it here!!! My goal is Eat wheat free and gluten free diet with in my target calorie rang daily! <BR> <BR> Now what is your March goal? Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:56:17 EST : March Intercession! Praying for our leaders! ntercession! How to Pray for Leadership <link><BR>d/prayer_guides/how_to_pray_for_leader<BR>ship.htm </link> and <link><BR>ercession_for_Leaders.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> March 1 President Barack Obama <BR> <BR> March 2 Vice President Joe Biden <BR> <BR> March 3 Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States and family <BR> <BR> March 4 Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State <BR> <BR> March 5 Timothy Geithne... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:42:39 EST What are you reading in the Bible?? February 1 Leviticus 1-3 <BR> February 2 Leviticus 4-6;John 3; John 11; Proverbs 10 and Psalms 2 Thu, 2 Feb 2012 16:48:45 EST Your Body Is a Temple Of The Holy Ghost <BR> I Corinthians 6:19-20 What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. <BR> <BR> Thought For The Week: Enough said! Meditate a long time on this one! <BR> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:02:52 EST The Lord is Our Strength in Temptation & Weakness Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it and is safe. <BR> <BR> Thought For The Week: When the Devil tempts us through our thoughts, with stressful situations, or fear, he usually send us trotting toward the kitchen for comfort. Admit it! Food brings comfort and satisfaction doesn‘t it? It is instant gratification. This kind of comfort doesn’t last long. The weight you gain or the plateau you get stuck on will last. Look at your vers... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 01:20:54 EST Roll Call 2013 <em>248</em> Sun, 15 Jan 2012 20:42:07 EST What Missionary inspires you to do more for Jesus? To help you find that Missionary that has in the past inspired you; you may need to look at a Mission time line link like this: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> What Missionary inspires you to do more for Jesus? <BR> Three of mine:Hudson Taylor, Fanny Crosby, and Issac Watts <BR> <BR> Hudson Taylor quotes of a great Missionary. <BR> <link><BR>on-Taylor-Quotes/ </link> <BR> <BR> Issac Watts --Isaac Watts (17 July 1674... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 19:55:57 EST Women of Faith- Christian Missionary Amy Carmichael a life called to service to her Lord in India. Her goal is to be a light to the world. <BR> She was such a great vessel of God's light shinning in a dark world of sin bring many to the Lord in more than 50 years of service to Jesus in India. <BR> <BR> Place this in U-tube: <BR> 1-Amy Carmichael: MISSIONS DRAMA Monologue <BR> 2-Cupcake's Amy (1 of 5) <BR> 3-Cupcake's Amy (2 of 5) <BR> More <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Nov 2011 17:58:21 EST Hi there - I'm new! I was very involved in SparkPeople a couple years ago, but now I'm trying to get back to it. I'm a Christian, and very overwhelmed/busy with life right now. I work full time and also have two wonderful kids (5 & 7). Seems like life is kids, work, eat, sleep...and not much else!! So I really need to get back on try with my bible reading & study, and my exercise. Glad to be on the team! Fri, 21 Oct 2011 22:50:46 EST Share Videos Here Post the link to a video that you think would be enjoyed! Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:13:35 EST Water Challenge 10/3--10/8 <em>194</em> Chug-A-Lug <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> We all know that we need to drink water daily. So....this is a simple challenge. Post how much water you drink each day....then, add it to the total of the previous post, for a team total. Let's see how much water we can drink in the 6 days! <BR> <BR> Who's in.... <em>250</em> Now...get to drinking those <em>274</em> of water! <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 3 Oct 2011 17:58:54 EST Pondering and sharing ( I posted this on another board , kinda got carried away and then realized .. hey this is a Christian hopefully praying and ministering group so i am letting myself be open) <BR> <BR> Well, so far a very nice weekend! We had my bil and sil over Friday night. We had fun, played some cards and the guys won big time! ( ah well, gotta let them win sometimes.. LOLOL ) Saturday was a nice day.. Chores around the house then we went with our dd to visit my mil and then went to dinner. A new place,... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 06:58:54 EST We Would Really Appreciate Your Input, Please. We want/need your input on what you would like to see or do on this team. This team is here to help, encourage, support and hopefully motivate each of us. We have no idea what you want and/or need, if we never hear from you. So, now is your opportunity to let us know. Post any ideas, suggestions, whatever here or, if you would rather not....shoot me an email. <BR> <BR> We are here for each other....let's work together and DO IT! <em>247</em> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:27:37 EST What does Holiness Mean to You? Holiness----what does it mean to you? How would you describe it? Mon, 26 Sep 2011 16:26:07 EST This Week's Leaders Each week's leaders that are in the top 5 with sparkpoints & fitness minutes...will be posted. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 19:19:24 EST Share Bible Verses & Thoughts Post Bibles verses or whatever that you feel would be a blessing. This is your opportunity to share & discuss favorite verses. Mon, 15 Aug 2011 14:29:20 EST Prayer Corner We all know that we need prayer in our lives daily. Post any request that you have here. We are here to help in any way that we can....and prayer is a definite help. <BR> <BR> What are your needs today? <em>458</em> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:26:12 EST Cell Phone vs. Bible Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phone? What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets? What if we flipped through it several times a day? What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it? What if we used it to receive messages from the test? What if we treated it like we couldn't live with out it? What if we gave it to kids as gifts? What if we used it when we traveled? What if we used it in case of emergency? <BR> <BR> This is somethin... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 14:47:57 EST Geography (A-Z) Post any town, city, state, country etc. alphabetically. Thu, 4 Aug 2011 13:11:14 EST Old TV shows A-Z (not movies) A----All in the Family Thu, 4 Aug 2011 13:09:02 EST EMOTICON how you are feeling right now Post how you are feeling right now with an emoticon. <em>306</em> Thu, 4 Aug 2011 12:50:12 EST Logging Miles/Minutes Challenge Logging miles! Don't worry...if you don't run or walk you can convert any CARDIO minutes into miles....1 mile for every 15 minutes of cardio. (So, for example, 30 minutes of cardio = 2 miles.) <BR> <BR> See how many miles we can accumulate! <BR> <BR> We can do it for 2 weeks and then see how it goes. <BR> <BR> Post your miles and then add it to the previous posted miles. <BR> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 22:58:02 EST I Really Like....(A-Z) This can be anything, an activity, a place, a person, a movie or TV show, anything. <BR> <BR> Post alphabetically. Sun, 3 Jul 2011 22:36:55 EST Fri.through Mon. Challenge Some are celebrating Canada Day today....others will be celebrating Fourth of July of Monday. Make it a happy and safe one! <BR> <BR> <BR> Visit a member of this team & give encouragement with a goodie or comment every day or if you can't be on every day....visit as many as possible. <BR> <BR> Come back and post a <em>248</em> and how many. Fri, 1 Jul 2011 14:39:15 EST Encouragement for Today Different articles, devotionals etc. will and can be posted here. Feel free to post something that you think will bless others. And, let us know your thoughts & comments. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 09:14:36 EST 3 Letter Word (A-Z) Post any 3 letter word, alphabetically. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 23:32:29 EST Jesus grace and truth His love for me gave me life back and so I have to be the best that He has created me to be. <BR> <BR> Thank you for having me as a team member. Wed, 22 Jun 2011 14:26:38 EST Books of the Bible (scramble) Being familiar with the books of the Bible is great. But, let's see how good we are with the letters scrambled. <BR> <BR> Both Old & New Testament will be included. <BR> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 09:36:35 EST ABC: God's Names & Attributes How long can we keep this going? From A to Z, then do it again until we run out of thoughts, let's list God's names and attributes in alphabetical order. One per post. Some letters may not have a biblically mentioned attribute. You may have to use the dictionary to find a word that is descriptive of Him. So let's play and praise while we are at it. Tue, 21 Jun 2011 09:34:19 EST Just me or hate me...I am who I am! I am a teachers aide in the special ed department at our local high school!! I love my job and the kids that I have in class!! I actually teach the PAES lab class here. It's jobs that the kids might be able to do one day when they get out of high school. <BR> I was recently told that I was a diebetic and I absolutely hate shots! Right now I am on oral meds and I hope to stay on them or get rid of them completely!! I really don't want to have to use the insulin!! So I have decided t... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 13:10:19 EST HAVE YOU BEEN BLESSED TODAY? Counting blessings helps keep our attitude in check. When our attitude is in the right order other areas of life follow. <BR> How has the Lord blessed you today? <BR> <BR> Let's bless others as we share our blessings. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 23:07:22 EST JUST FOR FUN LETTER GAME Just for fun let's go through the alphabet a-z with five letter words. <BR> <BR> I will start here and then you take the next letter and make a word. <BR> <BR> A - Apple Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:52:24 EST BLESSINGS OF THE DAY 2011 oooppppsss <BR> Sorry I posted this to the wrong category. It is now up in General Discussions. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:48:55 EST PRAYER REQUESTS 2011 Scripture says we should share our burdens with one another. Together as we take our needs to the Lord and stand in faith together God will listen. <BR> Share your needs here. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:45:25 EST ACCOUNTABLE TO THE WORD OF GOD To meet goals and make changes in our life we need the help of the Lord. Without Him I can do nothing on my own. But with Him all things are possible. <BR> What are you reading to grow spiritually? <BR> What was your Bible reading for the day? Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:41:43 EST LET'S ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER 2011 This is a spot for us to encourage each other with a scripture or a quote that has touched you. <BR> Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:37:17 EST MOOD SCALE FOR THE DAY 2011 On a scale of 1-10 what is your mood for the day? Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:31:07 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY 2011 Here we create question of the day. Anyone can post the question. And all can answer. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:28:24 EST ARE YOU NEW HERE?? This a place for you to us to welcome new members. Or maybe old ones just coming back after a long while. <BR> Tell us your name and your goal. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:25:55 EST ROLL CALL 2011 This is where you can give a quick check in for the day so we know you are there. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:20:38 EST Take a Break....Let's Chat Again Hello everyone here is our new chat group for 2011. This is where you can just share about life or whatever is on your mind. <BR> Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:14:09 EST HOLIDAY MADNESS Hello everyone <BR> The holiday madness has begun. What are you doing today to combat it? <BR> <BR> For the holiday season let's set some daily goals and encourage each other. Post them here. Sat, 27 Nov 2010 12:52:55 EST Leader in Sparkpoints & Fitness Minutes this week SparkPoints <BR> <BR> 1. ...ABETTERME <BR> 2. VELVETCATT <BR> 3. KAYE4454 <BR> 4. FORMERFATGIRL <BR> 5. FREAKINRAGER_03 <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> 1. ...ABETTERME <BR> 2. VELVETCATT <BR> 3. FORMERFATGIRL <BR> 4. 07SOJO <BR> 5. DRAGONFLY02 <BR> Mon, 10 May 2010 18:37:56 EST Who Am !? We all seem to be so aware of our faults and shortcomings. Let's get in touch with the marvelous, unique, positive talents and character traits we possess. <BR> <BR> Who are you? Mon, 3 May 2010 22:18:37 EST hello! Hello everyone! Been gone for awhile but back to get started again! Fri, 5 Feb 2010 13:25:03 EST Prayers needed. I just want to say it feels good to be back. I'm going thru some crazy stuff right now and I really need your prayers and support. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:41:43 EST Something Different Daily Challenge "If you want something you have never had you have to do something you have never done." unknown <BR> <BR> This is a quote that I am trying to apply to various areas of life this year. <BR> <BR> On this post each day challenge yourself to try something new or something you have not tried for a while. <BR> It can be something different each day or it can be towards a new habit in life. They say it takes 21days to form a habit. In that case you can list the day number for the habit your ar... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 00:09:20 EST New Questions of the Day Some of you mentioned that you like the quick post "Question of the Day" so I decided to revive it for 2010. <BR> Stop by daily to see what is happening. If you are the first one on for the day you can ask the question. Fri, 1 Jan 2010 23:51:24 EST Do you want this group to continue?? Cast your vote to keep Fit for Christ alive and active. Or to disband it. <BR> <BR> Are you willing to participate in group activity? What would keep you interested? <BR> Last month there was very little activity in this group. <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Dec 2009 23:08:48 EST PULL UP A CHAIR - Let's Chat Again Where is everyone? There have been no posts on this thread for a week. If we want to keep it going we need to post. <BR> <BR> Let us know what is happening. How can we pray for you? <BR> Are you ready for the holidays? <BR> What challenges are you facing and how can we help? <BR> <BR> What would you like to see on this thread to encourage you to visit and share? <BR> <BR> We need to hear from you. <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Dec 2009 21:07:11 EST Roadblockers What is your roadblock? <BR> It seems this group has some roadblocks to posting. There is little activity on this thread. What can we do to get motivated or is posting just something you do not like to do? <BR> Is there a topic you would like to discuss? <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Dec 2009 18:45:22 EST Thank you Thank you all for your prayers and words of encouragement during the recent loss of my stepdaughter. The peace of the Lord was with us as we did what was needed to lay her to rest. <BR> Because of prayer lives were changed. God gave us words to share and spoke through Dale as he did the eulogy. We know of at least 4 people that made decisions to invite Jesus into their lives. We continue to pray for them and others affected by this loss. <BR> Our granddaughters are doing well. It is good to... Wed, 2 Dec 2009 00:05:28 EST Devotions for Dieters November 25 <BR> <BR> Jonah 3:10 <BR> And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not. <BR> <BR> Kent was devastated. The police review board had said he would be relieved of active duty if he didn't take off twenty pounds. He was a good cop. How could a few pounds make that much difference? Being a policeman was the most important thing in his life. If losing weight was what was ... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 09:58:19 EST Encouragement is something we all need. I would like to start this thread for encouragement. Perhaps you have found a scripture, song, or quote that has encouraged you. Every day could be something new. <BR> <BR> "Therefore encourage each other with these words." <BR> (1 Thessalonians 4:18) <BR> <BR> The journey to weight loss and becoming Fit for Christ is a long road. We stumble and fall but the scripture says (my paraphrase) if we have someone walk with us they encourage us to get... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:13:41 EST PULL UP A CHAIR - November Chat Welcome to a new month of chatting. Share your thoughts, prayer concerns, or daily life. Let's encourage each other. Sun, 8 Nov 2009 21:15:03 EST Holiday weekly goal setting The holidays are quickly approaching. Setting some simple goals could help us to stay stronger. Let's try to approach one week at a time. Be realistic about your goal. What will challenge you but still be within reach? We want you to get through this time of year with hope and encouragement. We can do this. <BR> <BR> List your goals here and report on how you are doing. Wed, 4 Nov 2009 17:51:49 EST Has anyone heard from Annie lately? (Anniesadventure) I'm getting worried. Wed, 4 Nov 2009 09:15:43 EST Mood Scale for Today Here is your chance to let us know how things are going or what mood you are in. <BR> <BR> Mood scale--1 through 10 --1 being the lowest--10 being the highest. Or if easier...use emoticons. Tue, 3 Nov 2009 10:02:43 EST PULL UP A CHAIR - October Chat Hello everyone it is a new month and time for a new start. The old chat post was getting long and little activity so I thought we could use a fresh start. <BR> Let's see if we can work together to help motivate each other. Share what's on your mind, share your praise report and share how we can help you. Together we can get a jump start on the holidays and be ready. <BR> I look forward to chatting with you all. Thu, 1 Oct 2009 11:54:23 EST October Challenge This thread needs a boost for October to get our momentum going before the holiday season hits. <BR> In what way would you like to challenge yourself this month? Set a goal for the month challenge yourself in a new way. Step into new territory. Share your goal and then weekly let us know how you are doing. And let's find ways to encourage each other. Tue, 29 Sep 2009 22:24:43 EST Fit for the Master? We call this thread "Fit for Christ". I ask this question who is Christ to you? And if you were fit what would you do for HIM? Tue, 29 Sep 2009 22:18:14 EST What's your testimony Our testimony is something no one can dispute because it's our own personal experience! <em>214</em> Thu, 9 Jul 2009 08:22:00 EST my granddaughter I saw my almost 13 year old granddaughter this weekend after 5 months and all I could think was Who are you and wheres my Pooh? She's definately changed and I fear for her salvation. How can I reach her with the message if she's not willing at this time to hear it? I saw the tv shows she likes, and how her friends are. Just pray with me to remember God is in control. I turned my whole family over to His care because I know I can't force them to do what they don't want to. <BR> I think back ... Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:36:16 EST Nightline on Christian Movies This is a link to a Nightline presentation on Christian movies. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>7771155 </link> Mon, 8 Jun 2009 07:24:08 EST Sermon Without a Word Sermon without a word <BR> <BR> A member of a certain church, who previously had been attending services regularly, stopped going. After a few weeks, the preacher decided to visit him. <BR> <BR> It was a chilly evening. The preacher found the man at home alone, sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for his preachers visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a comfortable chair near the fireplace and waited. <BR> <BR> The preacher made himself at home but said nothing. In the ... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 08:44:01 EST Prayer for Our Military Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace, strengthen them in their trials and temptations, give them courage to face the perils which beset them, and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 May 2009 15:13:50 EST Exercise : Where Do I begin? Exercise: Where Do I Begin? <BR> <BR> "A bear, however hard he tries, <BR> <BR> grows tubby without exercise." <BR> <BR> ~ A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh <BR> <BR> Perhaps you haven't exercised in a l-o-n-g time. <BR> <BR> Maybe your schedule at work or home demands too much of your time or you simply fell out of the routine. I have good news for you! If you haven't exercised in months, a year or longer -- it's never too late to begin making fitness a part of ... Thu, 21 May 2009 09:59:16 EST What is LOVE # 2 2. Love is kind. Origin had it that this means that love is "sweet to all." So much Christianity is good but unkind. There was no more religious a man than Philip the Second of Spain, and yet he founded the Spanish Inquisition and thought he was serving God by massacring those who thought differently from him. There is in so many good people an attitude of criticism. So many good Church people would have sided with the rulers and not with Jesus if they had had to deal with the woman caught in... Fri, 15 May 2009 17:35:51 EST What is LOVE 1. Love is patient. The Greek word (makrothumein) means patience with people and not patience with circumstances. It is the word used of the man who is wronged and who has the power to avenge himself but will not. It describes the man who is slow to anger and it is used of God himself in his relationship with men. Such patience is not the sign of weakness but the sign of strength; No one treated Abraham Lincoln with more contempt than did Stanton. He called him "a low cunning clown", he nickn... Sat, 9 May 2009 12:30:10 EST pain relievers Hey gang, I haven't been on here in quite some time, but I could really use some advice. Especially if any of you are in the medical field. I suffer from migraines (almost daily), and backaches (degenerative disc disease). Normally I take advil as a prevetative for the migraines and to ease the backaches. I told the doctor about this yesterday and he said that taking large quantities of advil can cause bleeding ulcers and suggested that I stop taking it. I woke up with a migraine this mo... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:24:32 EST lost my 'spark' hi there...i have lost my 'spark' i have no desire to workout......has anyone been down this road....any suggestions to get back in gear? <BR> <em>24</em> Wed, 8 Apr 2009 15:09:23 EST 40 Day Love Dare Day 1 <BR> <BR> The first part of this dare is fairly simple. Although Love is COMMUNNICATED in a number of ways, our WORDS often reflect the conditions of our hearts. <BR> <BR> For the next day, resolve to demostrate PATIENCE ANE TO SAY NOTHING NEGATIVE to your spouse at all. <BR> <BR> If the temptation arises, CHOOSE NOT TO SAY ANYTHING. It's better to hold your tongue than to say something you will regret. <BR> <BR> <BR> Did anything happen to day to cause anger toward your mat... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 09:07:43 EST Newbi Hi I saw this team or finally paid attention to it on my friends Ginny/Vhaskew36 she is such a dear and wonderful person. I went to check out this site and I think I may just fit in if you will let me. <BR> <BR> I am a 56 year old Nana. Two wonderful daughters Manda and Erin 3 of the most precious (or at least when they are sleeping) grandchildren, Josh, Heather and Adrian. I need to get fit and healthy to see those children grow up. Sun, 1 Mar 2009 18:32:42 EST Accountability Daily Record Time with our Lord -(prayer and/or devotions) answer yes or no, and if you would like to share what you have learned, share <BR> <BR> Exercise - what ever movement you do that burns a few extra calories <BR> <BR> Nutrition - What range are your calories in-- low, middle or high? <BR> <BR> Personal goal - Do you have something personal you are working on? Let us know. This is a way we can pray for you. <BR> Thu, 19 Feb 2009 10:52:15 EST Click on Team Icon (picture) Click on the team icon (picture). I will be adding different videos periodically for us to enjoy. If you have any suggestions of ones you'd like to see, let me know. Post here any comments, discussion etc. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Feb 2009 11:52:06 EST Are you Jesus? Excuse me, Are you Jesus?' <BR> <BR> A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago . They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night's dinner. In their rush, with tickets and briefcases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table which held a display of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping or looking back, they all managed to reach the plane in time for their nearly-missed boarding. <BR> <B... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 11:56:47 EST hi hi i'm new here to this team and i don't know much about a computer, but i can't be doing to bad as i found this site, i want to get fit for christ, i weigh 228 i just lost 5 pds and i'm so happy, i'm 60 yrs old and i love jesus with all my heart i know its a sin to over eat so i'm trying to stop and to get this weight off i pray i'll have some help thanks <em>252</em> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 09:20:53 EST Psalms for 2009 I hope it is okay to do this. I thought it would be fun to see how many times we can get through Psalms by posting the Psalms here. I will start with Psalm 1 since it January 1 for which I am posting this even though I have gone past midnight. Then someone else can post Psalm 2. But you have to read it as well, not just post it! <BR> <BR> Psalm 1 <BR> BOOK I : Psalms 1-41 <BR> 1 Blessed is the man <BR> who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked <BR> or stand in the way of ... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 00:43:44 EST Write 5 positive thing in your day, I saw this on the spark blog entry and thought it would be a fun thing to do. It is to help us focus on what we have and need to appreciate, instead of the neg side of things. <BR> <BR> I am thankful for a day off, <BR> that my son will be home soon, <BR> for my computer, <BR> to the youth group staff that watch out for daughter, <BR> That the bad headaches have let up. Sat, 20 Dec 2008 08:21:25 EST Accountability/ Prayer Partner? Hello, <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in being a accountability/prayer partner? Let me know. <BR> <BR> Debbie Wed, 17 Dec 2008 13:54:43 EST Jesus After hearing a sermon this weekend, it got me to thinking. There is so much that we can say about Jesus. <BR> <BR> Post alphabetically, describing, pertaining to, or associated with Jesus. Sun, 14 Dec 2008 23:42:31 EST Scriptures for Christmas Hi everyone I thought it was time to start and new scripture for weight loss but since it is Christmas time I thought I would call it "Scriptures for Christmas". I like the way you did the discussion group on SFWL and thought we would continue with that format. <BR> So come join us. Meditate on the scripture of the week. Memorize it. Share what it means to you. <BR> I look forward to this time to focus on the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is truly the reason for this wonderf... Mon, 8 Dec 2008 12:19:27 EST Favorite Christmas songs Post your favorite Christmas song either by title or link (, that we can all listen to the song. Let's see how many songs we can list! Tue, 2 Dec 2008 19:17:58 EST Thankful ABC'S Post what you are thankful for according to the alphabet. Fri, 31 Oct 2008 10:43:20 EST PRAYER....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... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 20:32:40 EST Points from Spinning the Wheel Thought this might help us to log in, post on the different topics of interest and help us keep better track of our food, exercise etc. <BR> <BR> Each day, post here ONLY the points that you get from spinning the wheel. <BR> Thu, 23 Oct 2008 09:42:07 EST Hi I'm new Hi I'm just joining this team. Abetterme invited me to check out some of her teams and this one looks like it might fit. I am not new to sparks, but have been trying lately to find some new teams. I am also a team leader for a private team- called the N.E.W. team(no excuses workout team). Looking forward to getting to know some of you as we journey through this weight loss thing together with God on our sides. <BR> Sandy Wed, 22 Oct 2008 22:46:06 EST NSV's (Non Scale Victories) Sometimes we get so focused on what the scale is doing up, down or nothing. We cannot live by the scale alone. What about other positives. Do you have some non scale victories? Why don't you share some of your non scale victories here. <BR> <BR> Might be a good motivating factor for you during a down time or motivating for a team mate!! <BR> Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:27:02 EST New and Looking for Support! Hello all! I am new to Spark and the group and just wanted to drop in. I am newly married (August 3, 2008), have a 15 yr old daughter from my first marriage, and attend a Messianic Jewish congregation here in PA (Yes, we believe Jesus is Lord and Messiah...LOL!). My husband is a real blessing and is very supportive of my weight loss efforts <em>220</em> <BR> but so far they aren't going well <em>46</em> <BR> Oh well, today is a new day and one I give to the Lord for His glory, so here I g... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 09:14:44 EST Fill the Pool (water challenge) Our pool holds 20,000 gallons. A gallon of water = 128 ounces. 20,000 times 128 = 2,560,000 ounces of water. We're going to drink our water and see how quickly we can fill this big pool. Thanks to Debbie for finding this out for us. <BR> <BR> So, let's get to chug a lugging on that water,ladies! <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> You can start counting from Oct. 1 if you want to making it easier to remember when we started. Whichever is best for you. Sat, 4 Oct 2008 21:10:58 EST Count Your Blessings! I so enjoy this thread on another Sparks team, and I would love to read about the blessing in all of our lives. Please share one blessing a day from your life. Hugs, Debbie Fri, 3 Oct 2008 21:49:12 EST What Did You Do Right Today? So many times we always think of all of the things that we do wrong each day. Here is a place to come each day and tell " WHAT WE DID RIGHT TODAY " !!! Doesn't matter how big or small. Let us know. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 09:29:31 EST Counting to encourage /motivate (game) Hey everyone...this is a game that we play a little different on another team. I would like to do a game that gets us to visit another team members page..leave them a comment on their page or post..or even a sparkgoodie. That part will be up to is just about fun while encouraging others..this is how it goes...we will simply count in order and when you post the 10,20, 30, 50, 100, on..go visit a fellow team mates page. <BR> Thu, 4 Sep 2008 11:50:23 EST Spiritual Gifts Analysis Test Hello ladies, <BR> <BR> I just came across this really neat website from Ephesians Four Ministries that analyzes what a person's spiritual gifts are. Here is the link if you are interested in taking the analysis and sharing the results with the group. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>php </link> Sat, 30 Aug 2008 18:30:31 EST Inspiration from Psalms 118 Read this this AM & was blessed in the promises. <BR> vs 1 -"O give thanks to the Lord for He is good. <BR> vs 6 -The Lord is on my side. <BR> 8 - It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man <BR> 14 - The Lord is my strength and song <BR> 19- Open to me the gates of righteousness, I will go through them and I will praise the Lord <BR> 21 - I will praise you for You have answered me. <BR> 24 - This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. <BR> 29 - ... Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:38:36 EST lack of motivation I'm a newbie again, I start out good and then I lose focus. Any suggestions? Fri, 22 Aug 2008 16:27:34 EST Hi everyone I am still doing ok, I haven't really been logging my calories on the site, but I have been tracking them in my diet journal. <BR> When I went to the doctor and found out that I had lost only 10 not 20 pounds it bummed me out a little, but I have gotten back on track and lost 7 more pounds. <BR> My triglycerides are still very high and my doctor wants me to stick with only veggies, no sugar, startch, or fruit. <BR> A little hard, but I am alowing myself some of those things in total moderatio... Sun, 10 Aug 2008 16:31:56 EST Accountability partner or buddy Wanted-post here Post here if you would like to have an accountability partner or buddy to help along the way. Someone to help keep accountable to. You can work it out how often or what to tell each other. Tue, 5 Aug 2008 11:04:37 EST Good Scripture to Help Us Stay on target Philippians 4:13 <BR> "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me." <BR> <BR> I am claiming this verse as I start my journey to lose 50 + pounds. I know I can't do it alone, but with God all things are possible. <BR> God bless each of you. Thu, 31 Jul 2008 01:51:57 EST Greetings Just wanted to say Hello! to everyone I have been looking for a team of true believers! People who are ready to change thier temples. Hope to get to know Ya! <BR> <BR> <BR> TEMPLE_CHANGER <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 28 Jul 2008 11:11:33 EST Soaring to new heights! Soar <BR> By Pami <BR> <BR> You can soar to new heights <BR> Make your dreams reality <BR> Focus not on the dark past <BR> But the now, and future to be. <BR> <BR> Kick all dogs to the curb <BR> Yapping, biting mongrels all <BR> Toss away all heavy baggage <BR> Listen to Hope's yearning call. <BR> <BR> Feast not on wretched remains, <BR> Or sour dregs from bitter wine-- <BR> Only the fresh fruit of God's grace <BR> Abundant on Heaven's sweet Vine. <BR> <BR> Let not pain or d... Sun, 27 Jul 2008 06:03:49 EST Traveling news We are heading out on Monday for 3.5 months in Russia. I am so excited. <BR> Thank you to all who want to cover us in prayer during our mission trip. You are all such a blessing. <BR> <BR> It was suggested by some of you that I set up a post for updates so you will all know the latest prayer needs. You are welcome to also post comments here about the trip. It would be fun to know who is reading and praying. <BR> My webmaster has now posted our latest updates on our website. Since they are... Fri, 25 Jul 2008 06:37:35 EST Going....going...goi ng..........forever? I have a question. Now that I am doing good at getting my 8 or more 8oz. glasses of water a day, I find that I need to make hourly trips to the bathroom. I feel like I'm pregnant again (only in that sense). Does this taper off once my body gets used to extra amount of water I'm taking in? I did learn after drinking about half the amount we're supposed to have each day within the last hour before bed to not do that again as I awoke an hour after falling asleep to sprint for the bathroom. ... Tue, 22 Jul 2008 14:43:37 EST Let's Celebrat e--Party Let's try to remember each members birthday, anniversary, sp anniversary, etc. <BR> So, stop by their page, send goodies, messages, or post here,etc. and send them best wishes!! <BR> <BR> Let's help them celebrate these special days! <BR> <em>236</em> Sun, 20 Jul 2008 22:56:49 EST Getting Back On Track I fell off track but I will be getting back on July 21st because it is the day after my birthday. I still have been eating the right stuff but just eating a little more and not counting or logging. <BR> And at the doctor's I found out that I only lost 10 pounds not 20 so my new digital scale is right on with the doctors - at least I lost something. <BR> Anyway, just giving you guys an update. <BR> TTYL <BR> Beverly Fri, 18 Jul 2008 21:57:26 EST Does anyone know...? Does anyone know how many calories are burned in an hour sitting on an exercise ball (Swiss ball) and bouncing up and down? Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:44:34 EST Scales What kind of scale do you use? <BR> Mine is a simple one that is non-digital, but my concern is how different it is compared to my mom's. <BR> When I went to the doctor before I started my weight loss his scale said 240 which was what mine said as well, but now my scale says that I have lost 19 pounds but my mom's says I have only lost arounf 5 - 10 pounds. <BR> I go to the doctor on thursday so I will keep you guys posted - I am just nervous because I really don't want to seem like I have... Tue, 8 Jul 2008 11:14:10 EST Total Spark Points for the Day If you're like me, you need extra motivation to track what you eat, drink, exercise, etc. So, I thought this would be good to help us post our totals. Plus, would be interesting to see our points add up as individuals and as a team also. Please try to post total for the day and watch yourself improve as we go along. Tue, 8 Jul 2008 09:17:03 EST Birthdays & Anniversar ries--Post here! Post here your birthday, wedding anniversary, spark anniversary, etc. Let us help you celebrate! Mon, 7 Jul 2008 10:02:08 EST Hiya, new member here Hey all, just thought I would say hi real quick. I have only been a member on SparkPeople for a short amount of time and just found this team. I have been trying to get back into my faith and start growing again. Mon, 7 Jul 2008 09:39:32 EST July Goals Psalms 37:5 says "Commit your way to the LORD, <BR> Trust also in Him, <BR> And He shall bring it to pass." <BR> <BR> What are your July goals you would like to commit to the Lord? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Jul 2008 07:09:35 EST Reasons to Lose weight! Reasons to Lose Weight! (Get creative!) <BR> <BR> So jaw line is nice a smooth! <BR> <BR> So my zip up pants fit me better. And I don't have to lay on the bed to zip them! <BR> <BR> So I'm not embarrassed to step on the scale at the doctor! Mon, 30 Jun 2008 08:52:15 EST Called by Your Name This week in scripture for weight loss thread we discussed Jeremiah 15:16 (New King James) <BR> Your words were found, and I ate them, <BR> And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; <BR> For I am called by Your name, <BR> O LORD God of hosts. <BR> <BR> I thought it would be neat to share how we are "called by His Name". <BR> <BR> What are some of the names God calls you? If you have a scripture to relate share that too. <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Jun 2008 09:37:18 EST Hello...I'm a new fellow traveller here. Hello, Sisters! <BR> <BR> I have been wanting to join a Christ centered group for quite a while! I am so looking forward to getting to know you and the joy of fellowship we'll be sharing, for one of my favorite phrases is <BR> out of Philemon... <BR> You refresh my heart in Christ. <BR> <BR> Lord bless and guide you all with His tender mercies. <BR> Carly Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:39:33 EST Hello My name is Cynthia, I am 38 years old. My goal is to stay around to make an impact for the kingdom of God. God created us to have dominion and now it time for me to take back the dominion that I have given away. I am looking for support from this group. <em>84</em> Sun, 15 Jun 2008 08:50:36 EST Please Read: Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> We've started to have more of a problem recently with "chain" messages. For example, you're asked to send something along to 10 of your friends, and before you know it you're getting this same message (or a similar one) from lots of different people. <BR> <BR> I think a lot of these are very nice, but not everyone wants them. So we're going to ask that people stop forwarding these along- either as SparkMail messages or comments on SparkPages. Please pass the word along... Tue, 10 Jun 2008 11:33:01 EST Inspirational Videos Post any video that is an inspiration to you. Share it with us! <BR> <BR> Use the add a link--above. Tue, 10 Jun 2008 07:40:36 EST Scriptures For Weight Loss Welcome friends <BR> <em>296</em> <BR> All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. (2 Tim 3:16 New Living Translation) <BR> It is for this reason that we need to get the Word into our hearts and apply it to our lives. <BR> <BR> Each week we will post a new verse here. The challenge is 4 part…. <BR> 1. Read it-- in context from your favorite t... Fri, 30 May 2008 23:24:16 EST Team Goals Does anyone want team goals and what kind? Thu, 29 May 2008 18:26:08 EST Hello cyberspace! Hi there! <BR> <BR> I joined your group a few days ago, but finally have a chance to post! <BR> My name is Tara, and I'll be around more later! Wed, 28 May 2008 16:34:17 EST Good Morning America May 22 I just read the side news on my sparkpoints page and I saw Nicole is going to be on Good Morning America May 22. I want to watch it. Thought others might too. God bless, Ginny Wed, 21 May 2008 16:43:09 EST Why Is Life So Hard? Hi Nancy and my Fit for Christ team mates! I hope you don't mind me posting this here? Let me know and I can edit it out. This is a poem I wrote today to encourage all my spark family. So many of us are having some really rough times and I myself as well. I have to fight to stay on the straight and narrow of my quest to lose this weight and get healthy again. To no longer be a prisoner of pain and be too disabled to walk. I'm getting there...but it's hard. Life IS hard...but life is also neit... Wed, 21 May 2008 15:10:22 EST 2 Horses I was sent this today and thought it so good I wanted to share with you. <BR> <BR> Two Horses <BR> There is a field, with two horses in it. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. <BR> But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will <BR> notice something quite amazing. Looking into the eyes <BR> of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner <BR> has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a <BR> good home for him . <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 20 May 2008 15:54:43 EST TV Shows (game) How many shows can we come up with that we U S ED to watch that are no longer on mainstream TV? <BR> <BR> This should be fun and jog our memories. No repeats on the shows, if possible. <BR> Thu, 8 May 2008 10:06:37 EST What are you reading now? Share with us what you like to read or are reading now. What do you recommend? Wed, 7 May 2008 07:46:16 EST I Am a "Kept" Woman <BR> <BR> You see, there were a few times when I thought I would lose my mind, <BR> But GOD kept me sane. (Isa. 26:3) <BR> <BR> There were times when I thought I could go no longer, <BR> But the LORD kept me moving. (Gen 28:15) <BR> <BR> At times, I've wanted to lash out at those whom I felt had done me wrong, <BR> But the LORD kept my mouth shut. (Psa. 13) <BR> <BR> Sometimes, I think the money just isn't enough, <BR> But GOD has helped me to keep the lights on, the water on, the car p... Thu, 1 May 2008 16:17:57 EST Handy Little Chart HANDY LITTLE CHART <BR> God has a positive answer: <BR> YOU SAY GOD SAYS BIBLE VERSES <BR> You say: 'It's impossible' God says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27) <BR> You say: 'I'm too tired' God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30) <BR> You say: 'Nobody really loves me' God says: I love you (John 3:1 6 & John 3:34 ) <BR> You say: 'I can't go on' God says: My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15) <BR> You say: 'I can't figure things out' God says: I will d... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 20:09:20 EST Today's Clean Laugh... We all need a laugh & smile to make our days better. With all the turmoil, upset and uncleanliness in the world, thought it would be nice to have a place to read good clean jokes, stories, & tidbits. Feel free to share. Wed, 30 Apr 2008 09:37:07 EST Emergency Telephone Numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers <BR> <BR> These are more effective than 911 <BR> <BR> When - <BR> You are sad, phone John 14 <BR> You have sinned, phone Psalm 51 <BR> You are facing danger, phone Psalm 91 <BR> People have failed you, phone Psalm 27 <BR> It feels as though God is far from you, phone Psalm 139 <BR> Your faith needs stimulation, phone Hebrews 11 <BR> You are alone and scared, phone Psalm 23 <BR> You are worried, phone Matthew 8:19-34 <BR> You are hurt and critical, phone 1 Corinth... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 09:43:04 EST Motivational, inspirational quotes or sayings. Live your life in such a way that when <BR> your feet hit the floor in the morning, <BR> Satan shudders and says . . . <BR> "Oh NO, she's awake!!" Tue, 29 Apr 2008 09:36:13 EST Hot Tub--water challenge Welcome to our Water Challenge! <BR> <BR> We all know how important it is to drink our 8 glasses of water every day. If you're like me though, you don't always like drinking water or take the time to. So to get everyone inspired to DRINK THAT WATER, let's try this. <BR> <BR> In our teams' virtual backyard there is a brand new, 6-seater HOT TUB!! Who wants to be the first to climb in? First, we have to fill it ... NO, NO, put the garden hose down! <BR> <BR> For every glass of water you drin... Tue, 29 Apr 2008 09:26:36 EST Word Scramble Game Let's see how much fun we can have with people and places of the Bible. Choose a person or place, scramble the letters and the person who unscrambles gets to choose the next person or place to scramble, and so on. This should help us not only stay in the Word so to speak, but to learn a little more about it's rich history. So, who's up for the challenge? Sat, 26 Apr 2008 17:23:58 EST Places Chain Game I'll start with the word 'Boston' <BR> <BR> The idea of the game is to use the last letter of the previous word and name a place. <BR> <BR> Example: Portland (could give you) Denver (which in turn could give you) Reno. <BR> <BR> Would you like to play? Wed, 23 Apr 2008 19:41:40 EST Exercise Tracker What kind and how much exercise did you do today? Tue, 22 Apr 2008 16:13:04 EST 5 letters (game) Using the alphabet in order, post a word starting with each letter. Only catch.....has to be 5 letter word. Tue, 15 Apr 2008 19:14:54 EST Word Association (game) To begin this game, I will post a word and the next person will post the first thing that pops into their head when they hear that word. For example: <BR> <BR> Toy - Kid <BR> Kid - Mother <BR> Mother - Busy <BR> and so on. <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Apr 2008 12:17:58 EST Lyrics to your favorite Christian song. Post here. It seems we like a variety of Christian music. Would be a good idea to have the lyrics (words) to them. Feel free to post your favorite Christian song here with the lyrics. Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:22:32 EST Hello new to Fift for Christ Hi All <BR> I am susie smith from NE PA. I am 45 married and i could not have kids--but we have our cats.. <BR> I am a Born Again Christian and we are members of an Independent BAPTIST Church.. <BR> I use to weigh 448lbs--Last yr i had Weight Loss Surgery and in the past 2 yrs i have lost 183 lbs.. I am struggling to get this 67 lbs off to my goal so that is why i joined SP to help encourage and get encoured.. <BR> I believe that I am saved by Grace thru my Faith in Jesus Christ-my Lord an... Sat, 12 Apr 2008 13:09:26 EST Books of the Bible (game) Let's see how long it takes us to name the books of the Bible (in correct order). Preferably, from memory...but, if you need to look it up..that's fine. Fri, 4 Apr 2008 12:47:15 EST 24-Hour Ban Is today the day to give it up? Whatever IT is, it's out the window for you for today! This is the 24-Hour Ban Challenge. Sometimes we can find our motivation simply by deciding to give something up for just 1 day. Tomorrow you may decide you can give that same thing up for 1 more day, or maybe it's something else you're going to give up. Either way, this is a good way to jump start that motivation and begin a good choice. So, whether it's smoking, drinking alcohol, drinking soft drinks, choc... Wed, 2 Apr 2008 17:37:07 EST The Folded Napkin Why did Jesus fold the napkin? <BR> <BR> Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? <BR> <BR> The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. <BR> <BR> The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded and was placed at the head of that stony coffin. <BR> <BR> Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and foun... Mon, 31 Mar 2008 17:25:48 EST Characteristics of Christ Let's see what characteristics of Christ that we can list. Then....we would know what we need to be working on for ourselves. <BR> <BR> Feel free to discuss what is posted. Sat, 29 Mar 2008 14:56:24 EST "Me" Time Challenge After reading the posts of members on this team and other teams in general, I realize that we don't take time for ourselves the way we should. If we are so tired and have no "me" time to do whatever we like, or something to relax us, then...we have a tendancy to burn out and want to give up. So, here is our chance to post what you want to,plan to,or did today for ourselves. <BR> <BR> Let's take "me" time! <BR> Sat, 29 Mar 2008 14:40:04 EST Things to do--when feeling down What things do you do, when you feel down or depressed, that make you feel better? <BR> Thu, 27 Mar 2008 19:21:36 EST Penny Challenge How it will work: <BR> Each day, you will strive to get as many points as you can get, including from the spark wheel. You will then take a penny for each point and put it in a jar. Label this jar, FFC Savings Jar. Some days, you may only get 50 points to equal 50 cents. Other days, maybe a hundred pennies to equal $1. It's up to you on how much you make each day. <BR> <BR> I will start a new thread each month so that we can track our progress and to encourage each other along with motivat... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 23:05:58 EST Religious/ /Spiritual Acronyms Definition: A word formed by using the initials of a phrase or other groups of words. <BR> <BR> Let's see how many or what we can come up with. Tue, 25 Mar 2008 22:39:05 EST H2o - Above or Below H20 - Above or Below <BR> Anybody need some help to get their water in? How about a challenge? <BR> <BR> Here's the deal: <BR> <BR> We need 8 glasses of water each day to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For each day of the challenge, you'll get 5 points for each day that you drank at least 8 glasses or more (ABOVE). If you didn't get to 8, no points (BELOW)! But wait, that's not all!! If you drink at least 8 glasses of water for 7 days in a row, you will earn 100 bonus points (135 maximum ... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 19:12:33 EST Articles of Inspiration and Thought There are times when we read an article in a magazine, book, receive in email or whatever that really gives us something to think about...or really touches us. Please share here what you have come across. Feel free to comment on any that are posted. <BR> Mon, 24 Mar 2008 12:26:11 EST What Are You Reading? Thought this would be a good place to tell what books we are reading and/or would recommend to each other. <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Mar 2008 12:14:50 EST Christian Music Videos Here is your opportunity to post a link to a music video of your liking that is encouraging, uplifting and means alot to you at the time that you post it. I realize we all have different types of Christian/Gospel music that we like. Our tastes vary from contemporay, traditional, southern gospel, hymns, etc. Only consideration asked, is that it be Christian. <BR> <BR> What do you like or what is on your mind today that gets your spirit to moving with the love of God? <BR> Wed, 19 Mar 2008 21:37:12 EST Scripture For the Day This is the place to post the scripture for the day. A verse or verses that have meaning to you or that you want to share. <BR> Wed, 19 Mar 2008 21:34:32 EST Pull Up a Chair---Let's Chat Everyone needs a place to feel comfortable and just talk --about whatever is going on in our lives at the time. A place to share thoughts. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 21:28:19 EST Mood scale... ..1---10 Here is your chance to let us know how things are going or what mood you are in. <BR> <BR> Mood scale--1 through 10 --1 being the lowest--10 being the highest. Or if easier...use emoticons. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 21:25:29 EST Today I Praise (thank) the Lord for..... This is our opportunity to thank the Lord for whatever is on our mind and heart at the time of posting. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 21:22:14 EST Prayer Request and/or Support Needed There are times when we have desires, needs on our heart that need to be prayed about. This is the place to post those requests or if you need support in some area. We are here for each other. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 21:19:31 EST What Made/Makes You Smile Today? We constantly are hearing bad, depressive things on the television, in the newspapers, magazines and on the internet, etc. <BR> <BR> Think it's about time that we try to remember what can make us happy or smile. <BR> <BR> What makes you smile, when you think about it? <BR> Wed, 19 Mar 2008 19:38:38 EST Roll Call... Hi! Let's find out who we are & how many active members we have here. Post here daily or as often as you can, to let us know that you're still working with us. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 15:28:55 EST 10 Things About You.... Tell us just 10 little things about yourself. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 15:27:08 EST Getting To Know Each Other Copy and paste these questions and fill in with your own answers. Remember, no question has to be answered. Only answer the ones you want to. <BR> <BR> First Name? <BR> Age? <BR> Children? <BR> Grandchildren? <BR> Employment? <BR> Hobbies? <BR> Area of Service?(means like community projects, church etc. Like sunday school teachers etc.) ** <BR> Pets? <BR> Likes? <BR> Dislikes? <BR> What you hope to give & receive from this team? Tue, 18 Mar 2008 16:06:41 EST Question of the day Just for fun I thought we would start a question of the day. First one to post on board each day, can post the question...this can be a fun way to get to know one another. <BR> Tue, 18 Mar 2008 15:12:07 EST Just getting started I've been at sparkpeople about 3 weeks but am now joining clubs. This sounds like a place I want to be. <em>182</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2008 13:58:19 EST New to this team Hi to All <BR> I am a Christian woman of 47. I need to lose 50 t pounds. I am dealing with a lot emotionally, I take care of a sick spouse(cancer) and I provide day care for my grand children. <BR> I am not new to spark people but I am new to this team. Tue, 29 Jan 2008 14:57:13 EST Newbie here! Hi, I'm Linda and I'm a newbie here! I am looking for others who are on the same path as me to have "New Beginnings" in 2008, by making my life healthier. <BR> Fri, 18 Jan 2008 06:37:25 EST For the End of the Year.... Hey you guys, I know I have been out of the picture for a while, but I am working harder now that ever to stay motivated and I have some goals I need to achieve by the end of the year! I am trying to lose 20 pounds by January 1, 2007, through Christ I know I can do all things! So lets get back motivated, determined, to be fit for Christ!! Sat, 6 Oct 2007 08:30:01 EST I am in love with this guy who is not my husband, I am in love with this guy who is not my husband, but is married And I mean head over heels in love, can't stop thinking about him, want more than anything to be with him physically and spiritually. Problem? I'm still is he. I know it is wrong..I know I shouldn't...but.... <BR> HELP!!!!!!!!! <BR> Sat, 11 Aug 2007 05:53:04 EST Wow! Not a whole lot of action going on here.. is there? Is anyone ACTUALLY still around? Mon, 16 Jul 2007 07:07:46 EST Going thru some struggles I am going thru some struggles in my life right now, both spiritually and physically. And I really don't know what to do or where to turn or how to deal with them. Yes, I've got some very good friends I can talk (my pastor and his wife are two of my BEST friends), but still.... <BR> Here is the problem.. about 4 months ago, my oldest son's girlfriend (now his fiance)moved in with us. She is a self-proclaimed witch (or pagan.. however you wanna look at it) and does not believe in just ONE God,... Sun, 8 Jul 2007 07:24:59 EST Home from the hospital Got home yesterday evening from the hospital where I had been since Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, I started feeling pressure in my chest which made it hard to breathe and which radiated to my shoulders and neck. So I had my husband drive me to the ER where I was observed for a possible heart attack. Wednesday morning they were going ot do a stress test, but decided to do a cardiac catheterization, which was done yesterday morning and turned out negative. So I'm back home, moving a little slowe... Fri, 6 Jul 2007 07:14:05 EST Introduction Hi all! Since it hasn't been done yet, I will be the first to introduce myself. <BR> My name is Cami, I'm from good ol' Michigan, married for 20 yrs with 5 wonderful boys (22, 21, 18, 16, 15). I am also a part time pastors assistant, worship leader for my church, take care of fellowship time, do the bulletins, clean the church, and the list goes on and on. <BR> I have been a member of SP for a little over a month now, and it has become part of my morning routine. <BR> I want to wish everyon... Thu, 28 Jun 2007 07:21:16 EST Stressed out and feeling it There are a lot of things going on in my life right now that have me stressed out completely. Seems like all I do anymore is cry. Problems at home, problems within my church, missing my best friends... etc.... <BR> Please keep me in your prayers... <em>24</em> Sun, 17 Jun 2007 07:22:05 EST Hello Everyone I have been away for a while. However, I lost 40lbs. I want to be held accountable but it is hard from family because they seem to overdue it. Therefore I chose to use this support group because others in my same boat can give better support verses someone that does not have an issue with weight. Has anyone else experienced my problem. Thu, 5 Apr 2007 01:44:13 EST Victory in Jesus!! It's taken me three weks of consistent dieting but I finally did it. A weight loss of 10 lbs, Hallelujia!!The praise belongs to Him because I know God helped me to stay with the food plan. I have more pounds to lose but I know God will be with me all the way. Love, Marge Sun, 25 Feb 2007 19:39:52 EST DAILY PRAYER !! LORD, I SURRENDER MY BODY AND WEIGHT, & WEIGHT LOSE TO YOUR DIVINE CARE AND LOVE. I ASK THAT YOU REMOVE ALL EXCESS AND UNNECESSARY WEIGHT FROM MY BODY. <BR> RETURN MY BODY TO IT'S MOST HEALTHY AND WELL BALANCED STATE OF HEALTH. <BR> GIVE ME GOOD EATTING HABITS. <BR> AND FINNALLY TEACH ME HOW TO LOVE MY SELF AND MY BODY. <BR> TEACH ME LORD, HOW TO CARE FOR MY SELF BETTER IN JESUS,CHRIST OUR LORD NAME.....AMEN <BR> BE BLESSED!!!!!!! Fri, 23 Feb 2007 10:05:30 EST Good Morning! 1 Corinthians 13 <BR> <BR> <BR> If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. And if I have [the gift of] prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And if I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing. <BR> <BR> Love suffereth long, [and] is kind; ... Wed, 14 Feb 2007 00:44:13 EST How can we reflect the light of Jesus? I would like to pose a question to you all...How can we reflect the light of Jesus through our everday living? Tue, 30 Jan 2007 13:24:04 EST Something to help encourage you today .... My testimony: <BR> <BR> If you have heard this before please forgive me. I had the unction of the Lord to share this with you. <BR> <BR> I don't often get opportunity to stop here and chat but I would like to share with you some things that have happened for me lately. My hope is that you will be encouraged by the things I share and that it will boost you just enough to get you to the next level. <BR> <BR> Some of you know that I started SparkPeople in October. <BR> I actually started on t... Fri, 12 Jan 2007 18:17:18 EST Hi I dropped by to encourage everyone. You never understand the importance of being fit for Christ until you loose your breath trying to dance before the Lord (that is soooo bad lol :0). <BR> <BR> Take heed now; for the Lord hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary; be strong and do it. (II Chronicles 28:10) We are building a new house for God. We are building a new sanctuary for His Spirit to dwell. This house will be so much better than the old place and we will be able to hol... Tue, 9 Jan 2007 09:55:06 EST It Is A Brand New Year Any Resolutions? Since I asked the question let me be the first to answer it. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. I resolve to prioritize my life the way that God wants it. I want to always keep God first. <BR> <BR> 2. I resolve to become the Proverbs 31 woman who is honored by her family because she is a woman that they can honor. She is a blewssing to her family and they came first. <BR> <BR> 3. I am now the matriarch of my family and I resolve to fully accept and be accountable for the responsibilities that God has g... Mon, 8 Jan 2007 02:07:42 EST New Member Hi, <BR> <BR> I would like to join your group. I have found quite a few Christian groups on this site and I have joined a few. I look forward to the fellowship. <BR> <BR> God's best to each of you on your journey to a new you. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed weekend. <BR> <BR> Fri, 5 Jan 2007 15:26:26 EST difficult time for me I really want to succeed at losing weight, I've tried before but get discouraged after a few days. Need encouragment to stay focused. Thank You Thu, 28 Dec 2006 18:07:20 EST new hi i am rosie , and have just joined this group <BR> i need support to lose weight and get well <BR> for i have abused the body god had given me with food and drink <BR> love rosie Thu, 28 Dec 2006 13:20:20 EST A Word From The Lord! Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, or Good Night! <BR> <BR> <BR> Whatever time of day it may be I hope that you are having a great day! <BR> <BR> <BR> As I lay sleeping one night the Spirit of the lord began to speak to me and gave me the directive to send forth His Word. While I was yet sleeping He began to speak to me and said,"Write what I Am speaking to you, for this is for My Body". I arose with the Words of God flowing through my thoughts and I wrote as He spoke in my... Mon, 6 Nov 2006 12:30:52 EST New to Sparkpeople and new here Hi all, <BR> <BR> I've just joined Sparkpeople four days ago. I'm just getting used to things for a few days, then will be up and running. I have to do some grocery shopping first, and get my head wrapped around everything (I make lists for *everything*!). <BR> <BR> A bit about me...I work full time as a customer service rep (read sit on backside most of the day at a computer). I also ring handbells as my avocation and ministry. I direct the handbell choir at church, and ring in a profe... Sat, 28 Oct 2006 21:51:34 EST Introduction Hey Ladies - nice to meet you. I am a stay at home mom and care for my darling two year old son. My goal is to be down to 128 by Mayish. I was there once and was very happy - it was only 6 years ago so I know that I can do it again - it is who I am. I love this program - there is just so much freedom to exchange calories and carbs and proteins and make it work all together. I am so happy that I figured out a way to enjoy my favorite snack - popcorn with candy corn. 2 cups of pc and 26 pieces... Thu, 26 Oct 2006 14:12:25 EST My Introduction Hello everyone. My name is Raquel. I am a Christian I have been saved for almost five years. I have been over weight for about six years now. I have tried a lot of things. I exercise regularly but I only eat once a day which in that time IU overeat because I am so hungry. I am now trying to eat more healthier but it feels weird. It was amazing when I found this group because I have been saying that I want to loose weight so that I can be all I can be for Jesus. Being overweight has a lot of b... Mon, 9 Oct 2006 23:59:37 EST Urgent Prayer Request I have a prayer request. My husband and I are going through some financial problems. He was terminted from a previous job about a month ago and was doing a small helper job that didn't help much. He now has a full time job that pays well, but he doesn't get pain until Oct We recieved a notice on our door that we have to pay the reminder of a little more than half the rent plus late fees by Monday, or we will be evicted. We don't have the money and aren't sure how we will come up with it... Sat, 23 Sep 2006 00:35:49 EST Semi-New Hello everyone. I never gave an introduction of myself, so here goes. I joined sparkpeople I believe the end of July or in August and that's all I did. I never got myself motivated until my sister and mother joined about a week ago. I started comeing back and looking around and reading posts on here. I found several groups that I like and joined them. I'm from South Mississippi (Hattiesburg) and I'm 22 and married to my wonderful husband. We got married Dec. 10th, 2005. Se, we're still kind o... Thu, 21 Sep 2006 10:27:48 EST New Recipe Challenge! Hi ladies! I had an idea for a challenge. Everyone try a recipe from sparkpeople that you have not tried before, at least once a week, then post what it was and if you enjoyed it or not. Please let everyone know if you would or would not recommend the recipe to someone to try. It could be a snack, dessert, poultry, ect. <BR> <BR> Rita Tue, 8 Aug 2006 12:18:28 EST Late Night Snacking Ladies - HELP! Do you have any suggestions on how I can stop eating after 8pm? Tue, 1 Aug 2006 20:53:50 EST Good Morning Good Morning everyone! Just wanted to stop in to wish everyone a Blessed Day! Mon, 31 Jul 2006 10:16:16 EST Great Weekend Have a great weekend everyone! Be Blessed and Stay Encourage! The battle is not yours! Sat, 29 Jul 2006 04:06:18 EST Just droppin in Just wanted to drop in and say God bless to you all. It is sooo good to have a place to go where you can find strength and encouragement from fellow believers! Sat, 22 Jul 2006 23:48:37 EST Fit for Christ Group Forum This topic was automatically created when the SparkPoints Group "Fit for Christ" was started. Here is the description for this Group: <BR> <BR> Women who are dedicated to lose weight for Christ Fri, 7 Apr 2006 14:02:05 EST