SparkPeople Christian Living - The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=96 This group is for Christians motivated to lose weight and develop healthy living styles all for the glory of God. SparkPeople Christian Living - The Official Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=96 Book Covers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x59755830 Book Covers – Pastor J. <BR> <BR> A friend of mine once narrated to me how she received a call from an international company based here in the city and they wanted her to speak to some of their top management. Now the thing was that she was not expecting this and apparently she was having a bad hair day. <BR> On arrival at the company, they took one look at her and concluded she was not the kind of person to speak to their top management. Without bothering to find out what she had to offer, ... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:45:37 EST C http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x59750590 I Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:39:31 EST Squeaky Shoe Christian http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x59745685 Squeaky Shoe Christian. <BR> A Christian gentleman went to the mall to purchase a pair of shoes. He was outfitted with a suitable pair and went away happy. Some weeks later he brought the shoes back. "Didn't they fit? Weren't they good?" asked the shoe shop attendant. <BR> "Yes they did fit" said the gentleman <BR> "Then why are you returning them?" asked the attendant <BR> "Because they don't have a squeak!" said the gentleman. <BR> It appeared the man wanted a pair of shoes that would squea... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 23:18:34 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x59690777 Hello everyone! I'm new to SparkPeople and new to the community. I'm looking forward to going on this journey with everyone and letting God take the lead! Everything is possible with Him even this seemingly impossible weight loss journey. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 09:02:50 EST How has God blessed you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x59584414 He give His only Begotten Son, that I may live! <BR> <em>304</em> <em>459</em> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:47:19 EST Help!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x59519328 I have not been on here in a long time. It has been since march of 2013 when I last tracked my weight and I was at 260. I am at 288 now and going down hill. There are a couple things I am struggling with and need pray and guidance for. <BR> <BR> First, I have been struggling with a powerful addiction now that I felt I had been delivered from. I can't control myself I continue to do it when I know it is a sin and destructive to my relationships with God and my wife. I love my Lord and sa... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:07:48 EST what do I do with my Harry Potter collection? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x59501282 I have both the books and movies. They cost quite a bit. My Christian friends say I should burn them. But I just can't seem to do it. I m not about to become a wiccan nor fantasize abt doing spells. Surely no harm will come by treating it as fiction and reading/watching intelligently! Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:02:40 EST Hi I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x59453827 I'm just trying this out and exploring stuff----what a huge place! I am a Christian but I've gotten way off the path. I need to get control of my life back and make some new friends! Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:32:54 EST wedding prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x59312283 I'm really struggling with my mom right now. She wants total control of my wedding. When she heard I was engaged she decided on a wedding date and started looking for places. My fiance and I got that changed. She's got the catering of things that she likes to eat that I have food allergies to and she's making appointments with cake places for flavors that she likes. When I see her shes usually always angry and demanding. I've had the experience where she came over impatient and angry waking m... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:04:55 EST Starting over... again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x59216546 Hi All! I'm Kim. Used to be on here (off and on) in the past. Here again to get a new fresh start on my weight loss journey. I'm Canadian. I'm currently in my 2nd year (my final year *sadddd*) of Digital Photography at local College in my City. :) Love it. I mostly take photos of landscapes, and have dabbed into Architectural Photography too. Love horror movies (the scarrier... the better!) ;) , thunderstorms, and hot chocolate (special occasions - not to drink it *everyday*... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:13:14 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x59099379 I am not sure where to post this, so I am sorry if I am doing this in the wrong spot? <BR> But where are the people that are struggling? Everyone sounds so upbeat and like they have it all under control. Some days I feel that way, too. But today I do not......today <BR> carbohydrates are screaming at me from every corner. Help! <BR> <BR> Thank you! Proverbs :-) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:13:39 EST Ephesians 2:8-9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x59042102 Ephesians 2:8-9 <BR> King James Version (KJV) <BR> <BR> <BR> For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 13:28:29 EST Kindle DL - The Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x59029334 There's a book our church is doing in its small groups for Bible study. I purchased it yesterday and it was only $4 for the Kindle DL. It's called The Story. Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/Story-NIV-Bible-Conti<BR>nuing-People-ebook/dp/B004OR18FG/ref=t<BR>mm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid= </link> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 10:00:02 EST Hey y'all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x58986502 Looking for some motivating, encouraging friends here on spark people! Add me, I'll be encouraging & motivating as well! Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:17:36 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x58873659 Hi! I joined the team yesterday! My name is Ashley, I'm a student from sunny Florida. I joined this site because I want to live a healthier lifestyle and better manage my stress. Of course, what good is it to have a healthy body without a healthy spirit as well? This site has given me a sense of accountability to keep making healthy choices. I am hoping that this team will give me the same sort of accountability as far as prayer, reading my Bible, and quiet time is concerned. <em>213</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:35:39 EST 55 and trying to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x58862888 Just joined today. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 02:07:00 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x58856986 Hi, I just started SP last week and I really need to get plugged in. I am looking forward to reading what God is doing in your lives. Today I weighed in and I lost 2 pounds this week <em>208</em> victory for me and a begging of my journey. Many blessings! <BR> <BR> Cindy Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:47:22 EST How do you know God is talking to you? answering p http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x58855602 How do you know God is responding to a prayer even if it's just ''yes'' ''no'' or ''maybe''? <BR> <BR> How do you know the source of perceived ''signs'' or dreams? <BR> <BR> How do you know if you can trust something, someone etc aside from whats written in the bible? <BR> <BR> How do we determine what's God will is? when he wants us to do something? <BR> <BR> Also, what's the point in praying? does it make things happen? is it for God to talk to us and provide answers? why does he want u... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:04:18 EST Do we have to close our eyes when we pray? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x58736690 I know most ppl do this but I prefer to keep them open! <BR> <BR> Am I going against the rules? Mon, 4 Aug 2014 05:42:21 EST Prayer Requested http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x58674252 A friend called me on Sunday night requesting that i come to her house as her 20-something daughter had overdosed. It appears as if she will be okay, but lose custody of her daughter. This is something she was worried about when she did this. <BR> <BR> Please prayer for this young lady, her child, & her family. I only want what is best for all. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:14:58 EST not totally a newbie.... ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x58624026 hi :) my name is kim. i was on here back in 2010 and then have been back on and off since then. i lost a lot of weight on spark people and slowly went back to my old habits (darn junk food! & emotional eating) - and have gained some weight back. i am here for once and for all. i am not going to give up on myself this time. this time is different. <BR> <BR> i am totally convinced that my husband is trying to mess me up ... but you know... he doesn't make me eat anything... i am... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:04:23 EST The Trap Of Discouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x58513106 The Trap of Discouragement <BR> <BR> Habakkuk 1:2 <BR> <BR> Do you feel stuck in discouragement? If so, you are not alone. <BR> <BR> At some point everyone experiences dashed hopes. Disappointment—an emotional response to a failed expectation—is the normal initial reaction. But allowed to linger, it can turn into discouragement, which hovers like a dense cloud. When that’s the case, there is no sense of joy or contentment, no matter what you do. <BR> <BR> The circumstances that trigger th... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:31:33 EST I need prayer--asking for God's guidance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x58484922 Its been too long that Ive been doing this weight loss journey by myself. I need to turn this weakness over to God and hopefully God will take control. I cant do this by myself anymore. I dont have willpower to keep from eating all those unhealthy foods. Im getting tired and the motivation is getting less and less. I need God and those on sp to pray for me that there will be a divine interference in this matter. Im way too overweight to give up but my strength is declining. I dont want... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:31:04 EST Need your prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x58198577 I am asking for your prayers. I just retired after working for many decades. I am trying to make sure my life change does not derail either my Christian walk or my fitness and diet habits. The change is more difficult than I anticipated. <BR> <BR> Thanks and God bless, <BR> <BR> Marie Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:43:56 EST Prayers Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x58154863 I have a couple prayer requests. <BR> <BR> 1. My friend, Sharon, and her family are going through a tough time. Her father had been in and out of the hospital for almost a year. He passed on on Friday the 6th. As she puts it, "A WWII Veteran went home to be with his Savior on the anniversary of his landing at Normandy." Sharon was with her father as he slipped into the arms of Jesus as she was playing a CD of Hymns for him. The one that was playing at the time was "The Old Rugged Cross... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 22:03:04 EST starting all over *again*.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x58077995 hello fellow spark people :) <BR> <BR> was here before and now I'm trying to start all over again. hopefully this will be the *last* time for me and my starting all over's. <BR> <BR> I am Canadian, born and raised in a city called Toronto. moved out of Toronto in July 2013 to go back to College. my husband and I got hit by a car in November 2013. :( my left wrist was broken/shattered. my wrist was in 3 different colorful casts - for 8 weeks. when I got my final cast off - ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:52:24 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x57931056 Hello everyone -- I'm Karen. I'm 57 and a yo-yo dieter. I have lost and gained the same 20-ish lbs at least 4 or 5 times in the past 10 years (I have kind of lost count). I was an active member of Sparkpeople 3 years (and at least 3 gain/lose cycles) ago. You can read my sad tale of woe in my blog and on my Spark page. I have no doubt I will lose it again -- I am really good at losing weight (and also regaining it). I am here to hopefully learn from others how to actually maintain it this tim... Mon, 19 May 2014 20:50:41 EST newbie? nah, not really..... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x57886777 hello sparkies, :) <BR> <BR> my name is kim. i am a canadian, who loves photography (mostly street photography and nature), addicted to hello kitty & horror movies (yeah, i know that both of them don't go well together...but that's just me){*smiles*}. i am *wanting* to become a vegetarian but kind of nervous that i would just end up turning back to meat in the end... but i am willing to even try to do it. :) i am an emotional eater... but, surprising i did everything but eat after g... Thu, 15 May 2014 20:21:59 EST Hello I am Rock! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x57746210 Rock stands for Jesus is my Rock and of course the 7's are God's number. I have been struggling with weight for a very long time. I am now to the point I cannot take it any longer. I want to be healthier. I'm not the only one going through this and I am going to need prayer to make this happen. <BR> <BR> So a big Hello to all my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ out there and I am here for you also. <BR> <BR> In Christ, <BR> Rock Sat, 3 May 2014 21:25:41 EST &#9734; Newbie... ..&#9734; http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x57670768 Hey Sparkies.. My name is Kim... I am indeed a newbie. :) Looking to get healthy, lose weight, make some new friends and have some fun along the way. :) <BR> <BR> Always remember -- <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 23:37:07 EST Inspirational Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x57606013 This video and beautiful song has inspired me for years. <BR> <BR> http://www.alighthouse.com/theresamaninh<BR>ere.html <BR> <BR> Praise God! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:12:15 EST New to Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x57585333 Hi Everyone, I am new to this group and wanted to say Hi! and looking forward to getting to know people. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:26:14 EST Hi There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x57573386 Hello - I'm new *again* to SparkPeople. But it's been so long that I'm having a bit of trouble navigating myself around. I truly feel like I'm new here. I don't even remember my username from last time. I may even click a wrong button with replying here! I feel like all thumbs. LOL <BR> <BR> I lost 5 pounds this past month and now have at least 75 pounds to go. <BR> <BR> I love the LORD and am glad to find like minded people here. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you all. <BR... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:40:32 EST Giving Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x57564195 Hello everyone, <BR> I know it's been a long time since I posted, but I wanted to say Happy Resurrection Sunday. <BR> <BR> I noticed there are over 287 thousand members in this group. I wonder what would happen if each one of us gave one of our Sparks points daily for a while and see if we got up to 1st place and stayed there :) <BR> <BR> Be blessed <BR> Teresa Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:10:59 EST Back Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x57549042 Hello all, I have returned to SparkPeople after a long absence. I am glad to be back and to have and give support to the members. I am taking it one day at a time. <BR> <BR> I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" <BR> <BR> Philippians 4:13 <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:15:50 EST going down for the last time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x57507089 I feel like I just can't do this anymore--the continual failure is beating me down. <BR> <BR> How can I be so ineffective with the power of the Holy Spirit within me? <BR> <BR> Emotional issues underneath sabotaging my efforts? OK. but how do I get to them?? <BR> <BR> I open the bible and don't know where to go. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:56:59 EST Slow/ Christian motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x57416829 Joseph waited 15 years <BR> Abraham waited 25 years <BR> Moses waited 40 years <BR> Jesus waited 30 years <BR> If you are waiting you are in good company! Mon, 7 Apr 2014 06:33:08 EST Good Morning, Lord! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x57391689 Today, I will keep my eyes on the cross, a picture of Jesus’ love for me. <BR> <BR> It changed my perception of the Cross. I’m talking about the question “Do you know how much Jesus loves you?” and the answer “This much,” an answer illustrated with arms outstretched just as our Savior’s were when he was hanging on the cross. His nail-scarred hands, stretched volun­tarily across the rough wood and held there by iron pegs that pierced his flesh and made him bleed, speak volumes of Jesus’ amaz... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 05:36:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x57337747 hi everyone! I have been a member for quite sometime but I have never been consistent :( I haven't lost much weight due to lack of motivation and will power. I am a stay at home mom who works in direct sales. I am 31, happily married and I have 3 children ages 9 1/2, 7, & 2. I am tired of being over weight for my height and still looking like I am pregnant and not feeling confident. I do love my body because its the only one I will ever have and it gave me 3 beautiful kids. I accept myself as... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:01:45 EST How does anyone get ready for death? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x57281990 Hi, I've been on dialysis for about 10 years. Lately, my blood pressure has been on the low side, and there is no medication to treat that. I have been told to limit my food and drinks but that is just so hard. I am a little overweight but I am by no means fat. The nurses are telling me that my heart is getting weaker and I fear that I may be dying. <BR> <BR> But I am not holy enough for Heaven yet, I still have a long way to go but I am running out of time! How does one ensure that one goes... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:51:02 EST Sunday Message http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x57234280 Hi all! because this is the Christians site, I thought I would start a topic so that we could post every Sunday what we learned or talked about at church. <BR> <BR> Today in my church we discussed Genesis 37-39, Jacob and his sons. While we have heard many times about Joseph and his coat of many colors. Today the part of the story that struck me was that Reuben lost his birthright for immoral behavior. Plus he didn't really feel like he was bad enough to deserve to lose his birthright. <... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 17:41:57 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x57002559 I am not new to Sparkpeople, but I am new to the message board, and honestly a little intimidated. I trust in the Lord everyday to guide me and that includes taking care of my body. I am trying to lose 10 pounds and at 54 it does not go as easy as before. I am glad that I found this team, and I am seeking for encouragement to achieve my goal. I Look forward to become part of this community.. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:55:58 EST From your Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56929726 First of all, I want you to know how beautiful you are. Not because you are my child, it is because of the One who created you. He took His time creating you in His image. He counted your hairs on your head (Luke 12:7, He knew you before you were created (Jeremiah 1:5), He sent His only Son to die for you (John 3:16). <BR> The world tells us that we are incomplete, we are flawed. It tells us lies. I tell you the truth, you are more valuable, and far more beautiful then you can imagine. ... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:23:32 EST The Word for Today Is.............. .............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56891667 Holiness – Doing What’s Right <BR> <BR> Doing what God has deemed righteous (the right thing, according to His judicious will) is our act of holiness. Yielding our will to God’s to manifest heaven on earth, according to His plan, is tremendously character building. And we are tested in the journey. <BR> <em>459</em> <BR> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 04:02:26 EST Praise GOD.. I am new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x56835378 Hi my name is Sharon and I am new to the Christian Living team and hope to 'spark' some buddies along the way. I am not new to SP and have been following SP for some years now however it has also been a struggle for me. I am trying to lose 15LB and its extremely hard but I ask GOD to guide me and track every thing that I do and feel. Please contact me and help me to stay motivated as I have been logging on faithfully since Jan 2014. This is the first time I have been consistent like this ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:54:55 EST Hi! I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x56832434 Hi, I am new to sparks. My name is Francie. I am in my mid 50's, I am a mother of two sons and now have 4 grandchildren. I have a wonderful husband and in May we will be married for 35 years. I joined Sparks to drop about 10lbs but mostly to stop drinking pop. I love the thought that I can join other Christians on this tuff journey! Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:46:04 EST Feeling a bit under the weather... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56822935 Hello my dear Brothers and Sisters, I am feeling a bit under the weather today. I have seen many things in my life not working out as I had originally planned them to. Through the grace of God I am understanding that He has a better plan for me and I have seen, in hindsight, how He has saved me from making major mistakes in my personal life. This doesn't make everything easier, I still struggle with my emotions and patience but it does comfort me to know I can turn to Him at any time and it c... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:30:38 EST Incoming newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x56810030 Today I begin again. Again. I'm a 50's Christian wife and mom, cybrarian at an elementary school, and recovering from a foot injury. Being sedentary from the injury has piled on pounds so I want to start fresh today- docs released me last week to certain types of exercises I can do while foot continues to heal. Here are three things I've learned I need for my success (in my anti-procrastination campaign:) 1) Start and end the day in touch with my creator and savior. 2) Do exercise first thing... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:12:22 EST would like to do this everyday here if ok? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x56705195 This morning Lord I again lift up the SP who believe that praying about our health and nutrition reaches your ears and you do act within us strengthening us and at work in us when we are making our nutrition choices Lord let this ( health and nutrition ) become priority with you coming first. I myself surrender this issue and if others are in agreement they will surrender too. Lord shake us & wake us when temptation comes along. at that moment we must surrender! In Jesus name I ask and ... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 08:41:43 EST Favorite: Old or New Testamen t?!?!??! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56679828 New Testament <em>296</em> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 06:12:49 EST How Do You Pay Other's Back? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56675083 Remember those times when someone embarrassed you, made you angry, frustrated you, or caused road rage in you? Ever stop to wonder if this is how God wants you to react? Here's my latest blog post, and something you really need to consider when dealing with other people. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>02/how-do-you-pay-others-back.html </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 18:28:16 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x56600493 Hi! My name is Cindie. I am 55 years old and need to lose 50-60 pounds. I want to get God's temple in shape and set a better example for my children and grandchildren. A better life begins today with God's help. <em>30</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:49:38 EST Do You Use Holy Emotions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56594425 NEW BLOG POST: Recently in an online forum that I take part in, a lady asked “What are holy emotions?”. It got me thinking. After some research this is what I came up with... <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/do-you-use-holy-emotions.html </link> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:17:31 EST What is the best advice you've ever received?!?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56587158 Never say mean things about anybody; they are “poor souls to pray for.” You do not know their story! <BR> <em>224</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 08:57:10 EST Resting in Him http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56557251 The Christian life is not a nervous, hanging-on-to-God, but a resting-in-the-hollow-of-His-hand. "Underneath are the everlasting arms." Deuteronomy 33:27 We as Christians will not grow by toiling and turning, stretching and straining, but rather by yielding completely to Christ's control. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:49:25 EST Maker Diet 40 day health experience by JordanRubin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x56529356 It is a amazing tool in conjunction with spark people. These to tool have help me turn my life around with lord Jesus as the centre and Holy spirit as my guide. keep up the good fight. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:28:47 EST Before I die, I want to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56515199 Leave a legacy for my family and friends <BR> <em>224</em> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:28:53 EST Did You Hear the Latest News?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56511549 Gossip! It’s wrong. It hurts people. God said not to do it. But, it’s SO much fun to do! Resisting it, for a lot of people, means a big spiritual struggle inside. Some, even manage to justify it. Here's a struggle that I had recently. I wanted to respond to a situation I observed. What to do? What do you do in situations like these? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/did-you-hear-latest-news.html </link> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:35:38 EST What is your favorite bible story/lesson? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56408445 Moses parting the Red Sea <em>459</em> <BR> Exodus 14:5-31 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:14:18 EST Impatient with elderly parents. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x56387411 My Mom keeps losing her keys and her glasses! Most of the time, she only finds her keys after 30 minutes of rooting in her handbag, but within that time, she will send me on a wild goose chase, which is pointless, bcoz her keys are in her handbag all along. <BR> <BR> My Dad keeps asking me to operate the DVD player. He also yells for me even when I'm busy just bcoz he doesn't want to answer the phone. And when he watches TV, he can't even hear what I'm saying! Is it selective hearing or is h... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:44:36 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x56325909 When I first joined this site, the site decided that it would be enough for me to lose about 36 pounds. That's not so bad. Then I went to another site that would show me what I should look like at my target weight goal. I still looked fat. I think it might be because of all those scrawny models out there. Anyway, whatever the case, I decided that I want to lose even more. Now I have 60 pounds to lose. I hope I did not set an unrealistic goal. I used the BMI chart to help me. Plus I never had ... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 03:30:43 EST Praise Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x56319975 My husband had quite a wreck on his bike ride this morning...very bloody, battered, & bruised. BUT no head or back injuries & nothing he won't heal from. He was riding fast with the wind at his back & the roads were wet. It could have been SO much worse. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Praise God! Thank you for having him in Your protective hands this morning. <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:03:02 EST Favorite Christian Songs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56298028 10,000 Reasons - Matt Redman <em>276</em> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 23:47:36 EST Hello i am New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x56288913 Hello my name is Diane, and just joined Spark people. I need to lose 180 pounds and need the support from others who are also trying to become healthy for God,themselves and Family. Or for whatever reason they may have. I know its not a easy task but with strong perseverance and prayer i know it can become a victory! Good luck to all that are just starting a positive change in your life and congratulations to those that have reached your goals and beyond! Thank You,Diane Thu, 9 Jan 2014 11:58:27 EST What is Church? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56247145 As our family is yet again considering our local church options and we are contemplating some mix of house church and attending a local large gathering of believers we are realizing that most local churches are not very good representations of the church that is described in the book of Acts 2:42-47. <BR> Most have justified moving away from this model for various reasons, some of which I find more legitimate than others. <BR> The other thing that modern Christian churches have moved away fro... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:52:14 EST Free Beth Moore book downloads for Kindle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56246526 If you enjoy Christian reading...Beth Moore is the way to go. She is giving away 16 FREE book downloads for Kindle! Here's the link!!! <BR> <BR> <link>echristianresources.com/2013/12/16-f<BR>ree-ebooks-from-beth-moore/ </link> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:07:04 EST ONE MORE TRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x56211631 BACK TO WORK ON MONDAY AND BACK ON MY DIET. THIS IS NOT EASY, BUT I CANNOT GIVE UP IMHAVE TO KEEP ON TRYING. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 11:44:35 EST Grace & Mercy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x56203038 I have struggled for 30 years with an incident that happened in college (attempted date rape) and today the Lord helped me to see it was not all on me. I made a stupid choice which resulted in a negative outcome. But there we two people in that room and I never wanted what he was pushing. <BR> <BR> I praise the Lord for His grace & mercy. I have been crusifying myself over & over again for 30 years for that evening. I have padded myself in 35 extra pounds to "protect" myself from further unw... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 19:42:23 EST I'm new (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x56157084 I came here for a short while a couple of years ago. I am now motivated because we just joined Medi-Share (MyChristianCare.org) and they are requiring me to lose some weight. When I reach their goal, I won't have to pay the extra monthly fee for health coaching. It's worth it because I do better with accountability. I don't know if I will be able to make the changes AND keep up here, but setting my goals high so I won't fall so far down. <BR> <BR> My changes are, starting the Idiot Proof Die... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:37:30 EST New Sparky... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x56124645 Hi all, My name is Kimberley. I am a college student (taking Photography) and loving it. :) I was born and raised in Toronto Canada. Moved out of Toronto (still in Ontario) to attend school. :) I am married. No kids. Today (December 29th) is my birthday... so for a present from myself - I joined SparkPeople. :) I am not waiting til New Years to make my "become healthy" for my Resolution. I'm doing it right now! :) I would like to lose around 45 pounds and then re-evaluate w... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:28:15 EST Taken by Surprise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56094784 At church a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the man in front of me was holding & sometimes rubbing his lower back, leading me to infer that he was in some sort of discomfort. This was pretty much confirmed as he walked down the aisle toward the communion table as his gait was very awkward. <BR> <BR> When the service was over, I approached him & asked if he in fact was in pain. He said that he was so I offered to pray with him for healing or at least some relief from his pain. At first, his ... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 13:45:53 EST Christmas cheer and Holiday greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x56089440 Today represent the day that God showed love and mercy on our souls and gave his only Begotten Son so that we might have everlasting life. Jesus loved us so much that He willing walked the earth teaching us God's word and His commandments, and enduring the crucifixion on the cross so that we may have everlasting life! <BR> <em>224</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>88</em> <BR> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 22:31:28 EST Getting to the ROOT issue... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x56071255 Hello! <BR> <BR> I am new to this group, and I'd like to share a bit of my story and intentions... <BR> <BR> First of all, I'd like to lose weight - about 40 lbs. <BR> <BR> After 25-30 years of dieting (starting when I was about 9), I've come to realize that dieting is not the answer for me. I dont want to spend my time and energy on more obsessive diets. I am in this to find my root issue... <BR> <BR> Yes, I do have hypothyroidism and metabolic trouble turning food into fuel (ATP), but ... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:14:01 EST Christian Humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x56048598 There is the story of a pastor who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our <BR> new building program. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets." <BR> <em>528</em> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 07:24:49 EST I'm New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x56022844 Hi! My name is Debi and I live in Lockport, IL. I'm 54 years old and single. I live with my sister and her 8 year old, Jack. I have a cat named Agnes and two guinea pigs named Fig and Gomez. I love to read, cook, and crochet. I'm currently at 367 lbs. I've already lost 57 lbs with WW. Hoping to make friends and share ideas! Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:12:30 EST Romans 12:21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x56013219 Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. <BR> <BR> ~ Romans 12:21 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:53:50 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x56003192 My name is Vanessa and while I'm not new to SparkPeople, I am new to this team <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm about a month in on my journey to a healthier me and am so happy to have found an active Christian team! <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting you and getting healthy together. Feel free to add me as a friend or comment on my page <em>252</em> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:56:17 EST Sparky Sparky... A new sparky here... well sort of http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x55989716 Hi! My name is Kimberley.. I'm in my 40's... been here before... lost weight... gained some back.. and have returned to get this weight off once and for all. :) I'm Canadian. :) Married. No kids, but I have a zillion stuffed animals. There is talk in the New Year of getting either a puppy or a kitten.. it will be my 1st animal ever... kind of excited and nervous at the same time. :) I can lose weight on my own.. but I'm looking for some support along the way. So! :) Hope... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:05:11 EST Making changes in my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x55956418 I am making major changes in life right now... The 2 big ones are getting on meds for my hypothyroidism and taking better control of my health and rebuilding my relationship with God. I feel like my struggles stemming from my thyroid issues had a big effect on my relationship with God. I can definitely say I have been going through some depression with it and being in a state of feeling too tired to do anything and not feeling up to even wanting to pray numbed me out even more. In the mess I... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:46:03 EST Spiritual Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x55936121 Hi everyone. My name is Monika and I have been a sparker for almost four years. I have been attempting to take off the same 40lbs since I started. My biggest obstacle is me. I am a compulsive excuse maker, and have recently come to terms with the fact that I am my biggest hurdle. <BR> <BR> At the beginning of this past summer, I started on a journey of self-enlightenment which has transformed into a spiritual journey. I have reignited my relationship with God, and have accepted that with Hi... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:05:39 EST Do you eat dinner together as a family? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x55876623 Do you eat dinner together as a family? Thu, 5 Dec 2013 12:46:33 EST prayers for the Crouch family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x55829892 I don't know if any of you heard, but the founder of TBN Paul Crouch went to be with the Lord on November 30th 2013. Please lift up his family and friends in your prayers. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 19:59:56 EST prayers for the Crouch family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x55829838 I don't know if any of you heard, but the founder of TBN Paul Crouch went to be with the Lord on November 30th 2013. Please lift up his family and friends in your prayers. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 19:53:34 EST Psalm 107:1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x55829698 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. <BR> <BR> ~ Psalm 107:1 Sun, 1 Dec 2013 19:41:09 EST 1 John 1:7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x55781842 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purfies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 <BR> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 04:54:17 EST Prayer of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x55779441 “A Prayer For Grace-filled Speech” <BR> <BR> Father, I want the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart to be pleasing to You this day. I pray that my conversation is uplifting so that I build others up rather than tear them down. May I walk and talk with Your grace so that I impart grace to others showing respect, courtesy, and interest in their lives. Just as salt is tasty to food making it more pleasant to eat, I pray that my dialogue is wholesome, making conversation pleasant a... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:29:16 EST John 14:21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x55770502 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. Anyone who loves me will be loved by my Father and I too wil love them and show myself to them. <BR> John 14:21 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 05:40:44 EST Psalm 4:4-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x55675651 Don't sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent. <BR> <BR> ~ Psalm 4:4-5, NLT <BR> <BR> This is also my prayer request. I am having trouble keeping my anger in check. So please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 04:29:00 EST HI I am Tammy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x55632093 I have insulin-dependent diabetes. I have had it for about 7 years and it is very uncontrolled most of the time, mostly because I struggle with my diet. I would love to talk to others who share my struggles and learn about daily menus that could help me. Thank you! Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:23:08 EST Urgent Help, Prayers needed ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x55570398 I need prayers Please. I woke up from a nap today to find a large bump on the back of my head. It starts at the base of my neck almost to the midway point up the back of the head to the center divide of the back of the head. It projects quite a ways out. It's a large lump that suddenly appeared out of the blue. Sat, 9 Nov 2013 04:14:18 EST Hi I'm New-ish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x55528402 Hi I'm starting over after replacing my computer. My goals are the same, lose weight while moving closer to Jesus. I'm looking for a good beginners Bible study to do, if anyone had any suggestions........? Tue, 5 Nov 2013 16:25:35 EST Prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x55509863 I am going to the dr on the 13th and this is a new dr for me. I have thyroid issues and I am pretty sure that it is out of wack right now. For the last 3 years I have been trying to treat my thyroid issues naturally but in the last 3 months I have gained 15 pounds plus am dealing with some other issues associated with my thyroid. <BR> I am praying that this dr is proactive and is willing to help. I have had way too many drs that just don't care and do very minimal. I don't have insurance curr... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 08:51:34 EST Prayer need http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x55316246 My husband has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It is in the bile duct more than the pancreases which is good and no blood vessels are involved. Please pray for Terry and our family- Lisa and Tammy daughters and me Brenda his wife. I know God is working all things for good. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 07:34:00 EST It's National Breast Cancer Month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x55183599 <em>390</em> Tue, 8 Oct 2013 01:57:28 EST Back At It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x55173381 Good morning everyone: <BR> <BR> I've been MIA. My husband and I recently celebrated our 7th anniversary and went away for a few days to celebrate. We returned on Monday evening, I went back to work on Tuesday only to be furlough (I am a federal employee). I attend a leadership conference away this past weekend and got home yesterday evening. Well I am back at it this week motivated, ready to work out, eat right and log everything. Well that's all for me today. Enjoy your day! Bless... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:49:27 EST Different but the Same? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x55158812 Hello everyone, my name is Kelly and I just joined SparkPeople yesterday. I am wanting to join a team that honors the Lord above all else...but I have a sticky widget. I am a Mennonite, and we don't take photos,...so I cannot post any of myself. If this would be a difficulty for anyone I'd understand. <BR> <BR> I have a lot of weight to lose and some health issues (HBP, Arthritis, and Raynauds Disease{Primary}). I'd like to be an encourager to people who love the Lord...or people who don... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 07:49:05 EST Christian Prayer Request Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x55156776 Father, <BR> <BR> You are the sovereign Lord over all creation, and yet Your ear is open to my prayers. I thank You that I can come boldly before Your throne to receive the help I need for myself and others. I am grateful that You are not a God that is far off, but that You are near. Your heart is full of concern for Your children. I am confident that You hear me when I cry out to You. I rest in the security of Your watchful eye. My heart looks with anticipation for the answers You will sen... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 23:41:37 EST message http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x55139123 looking for the blog earlier this week that was posted saying how God made eveything. Like how many stripes on a watermelon, seed on wheat. rows on other things. Please email it to me if you can. Thanks Kay Fri, 4 Oct 2013 11:30:24 EST Prayers needed for my sister-in-law she has cancer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x55132953 Just found out today that my sister-in-law has cancer of the pancreas, not sure what stage it is in but will find out when my brother-in-law lets me know. Please pray for her and her salvation too. Her name is Dee. Thu, 3 Oct 2013 22:00:47 EST My Bible Verses for this Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x55108384 "Be very careful then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil, therefore do not be foolish but understand what the Lords will is." Ephesians 5:15-17 NIV <BR> <BR> These verses have a lot of meaty substance to them. You can read and meditate on them every day and get a little different nuance from them than the previous day. <BR> <BR> Taking care of our bodies, the earthly temple that the Holy Spirit dwells in would be one o... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 01:51:33 EST Need some encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x55048285 Hi, <BR> So 3 years ago I had our second son and lost all my baby weight plus 10lbs. I was feeling so good and happy A year ago June we had our first daughter. She is so beautiful and so cute. Such a blessing. Anyways after 3 months I figured something was wrong when I was really depressed and snapping at everyone and wanting to stay in bed all day. I was diagnosed with Post Partum Depression. It has been a year now and it just seems to linger. I am on medication but I still seem off.... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:49:21 EST Introduce yourself to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x55043829 Hi! I am new to this and still figuring this out. I'm not too computer savvy. I am 49 years old and have 4 beautiful children. My youngest will be 18 this November and is the last one to leave the nest. I have been married to the most wonderful man God blessed me with for 26 years this coming October. <BR> I was in an auto accident in 2004 and went from being very active to mostly inactive due to chronic back pain. So all muscle that I did have turned to fat and has remained that way. On May ... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:10:57 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54976835 Hello to all. I'm so happy there is a Christian forum. I know I've not taken good care of God's temple that He loaned to me. But, thankfully we have a forgiving God and I'm going to try once again!! I'm 53, a widow and have two adult daughters, one married, one engaged. I also have extended family and good Christian friends. Because of medical reasons I no longer drive and find that a HUGE challenge, especially when trying to figure out how I can minister to others. I do my best when I'm out ... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:03:01 EST NEW TO THE TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54973395 MY NAME IS CRYSTAL AND I AM NEW TO THE TEAM!! MY MOTTO ON MY JOURNEY IS GOING TO BE FAITH NOT FEAR!!! Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:54:53 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54939318 Hi <BR> <BR> My name is Becca and I am 26 years old. I am a mom of a beautiful little girl who is 10 months and I have an amazing husband. I have to lose 100 punds at least and I really need help and support from anyone. I know that God will get my through this but I would really love some support from anyone that would be willing to lend it! <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:19:28 EST Prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x54926531 Please pray for my mom, she went to the doctor today with an ear ache and they found fluid around her heart that needs to be drained, they are keeping her in the hospital for the night. Thank you. <BR> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:22:49 EST No more singing in churches.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x54925382 Interesting article. Let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> <link>www.patheos.com/blogs/afewgrownmen/2<BR>013/05/why-men-have-stopped-singing-in<BR>-church/ </link> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:43:03 EST Lost and found love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x54915301 He was a good friend 24 years ago. We never dated, but hung out as friends. We went our seperate ways and married others. Two and a half years ago, he came back into my life. We fell in love - hard! Our relationship was long distance and too soon after my divorce. I wasn't ready and freaked. I was not used to being being treated like a princess by such a godly man. Now we haven't spoken since last November. I miss him terribly, because I love him as I have never loved before. Today I am in hi... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:24:41 EST Job Interview Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x54912572 My job has announced they will start layoffs at the end of the year. I don't know what is going to happen, but I have an interview tomorrow and would appreciate prayers for God's will and my own peace in the situation. <BR> <BR> Thank you Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:36:14 EST Introduction To The Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54796254 Hello! I joined this team recently but have just now had the time to do a post. I have had quite a stressful week and just posted a blog about it on my spark page. I did find out that with God's help and the accountability of Sparkpeople, I have been able to stay on track with my healthy eating, despite a stressful week. I look forward to giving and receiving encouragement through the team! <BR> <BR> Kathy <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 20:42:47 EST Can anyone recommend a mother/daughter Bible study http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x54768393 Next month we're doing a month long "experiment". We're going to do without the things people would have to do without if forced into an emergency (no hot water, no electronics, etc.). One of the things we thought we'd like to do for that month is a mother/daughter Bible study. She'll be 11 in November if that's any help. Does anyone have suggestions? Thank you! Tue, 3 Sep 2013 16:45:26 EST NEVER GIVE UP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x54760821 I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME!! Lord, I pray that I will be focused today and as a band member watches the conductor, I pray that I will keep my eyes on you as I go about my day. Please help me to be strong as I strive to be the healthy person you created me to be. In His name, amen. <BR> <BR> Ok, here I go again!! My middle name must be Yo-Yo!! Unfortunately, I find myself at this place again! But this time I have joined SparkPeople and just learning my way around... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 03:52:53 EST starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x54758542 My name is Sheila. I am a born again Christian I am 66 and have been battling the whole weight thing for many years. Yesterday I weighed 249.6 and that is it! Oh Lord please help me to start and keep going. Please pray for me. Thank you. Sheila Mon, 2 Sep 2013 21:46:12 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54693234 Hi guys. I just found out that I am diabetic. I need to shed a few pounds! New to the site as well. <em>213</em> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:27:18 EST Hello, I'm Allie. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54660371 Hello, Everyone! I am not new at SP, but I am. :) When I signed up years ago, I never really got serious about my goal. I had too many other things in my life to deal with at that time. BUT now I want to make a hard, conscious effort and would like to ask for help. <BR> <BR> Being that this is a Christian team, this is my request: I would like to start a prayer group. This group needs to be a small group, no more than 7 people, that would encourage and pray for each others' weight loss goal... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 23:30:43 EST Not so new to SparkPeople.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54659196 Hi Sparkies.... <BR> <BR> I used to be on here in 2010... lost weight... very successfully.... disappeared.... ate and ate again... gained most of the weight I had lost back... and now I'm just trying to find my groove again. I need a lot of support... and that is why I'm looking on here... because the support I had in 2010 was unbelievable :) and, helped me a lot during my journey. I have next to no support at home... husband just does not seem to understand why I want to lose the weig... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 22:03:02 EST All About The New Kid.... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54572122 Hey All!! My name is Kim. I'm a married, canadian woman ... heading back to college this September for Photography. I totally *love* taking photos of mostly nature/wildlife. :) It's been awhile since I was in school.. so I'm nervous, scared and have anxiety attacks over it.. and, it hasn't even started yet! I am somewhat shy... until I get comfortable around you... then you'll be lucky to shut me up. ;) Now onto my "weight loss" journey... I used to weigh 400 pounds... lost some... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 20:13:31 EST I’m HIS sheep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x54520964 I’m in the process of reading a book called “Sensible Shoes” by Sharon Garlough Brown and so far (I’m on page 103) it’s a great read. It’s about four women whose lives are on four very different tracks who end up going to a retreat center for a deeper spiritual connection with God, a “sacred journey”. One of the activities the facilitator of the journey executed was a visual scripture reading. She had everyone close their eyes as she read a bible scripture and asked them to imagine that they ... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:51:49 EST Sparkie .. Once Again! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54361801 Hello Sparkies!! <BR> <BR> I used to be on SP in 2010, three years later - I find myself with a lot of the weight I had lost back on my body. :( I feel icky in my own skin. I need to get my life back on track.. and that is why I signed up on here again. This time *will* be different. I *will* get this weight off for good and make sure it never comes back. I am looking for some spark friends that will join me on my journey .. and, we can support each other on each others journeys. ... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 23:37:16 EST Newbie introduction ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54354362 Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie, and I'm on a quest to lose 160 pounds. I have a very long road ahead of me, and I would love to make some new friends so we can encourage each other along the journey. I look forward to getting to know all of you. God bless! <BR> <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <em>296</em> <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <em>296</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:06:49 EST 27 yrs & still an issue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x54310261 Hi Gang, <BR> <BR> I am calling specifically to my Christian brothers (however sisters please reply also). After 27 years of marriage how can communication and conflict resolution still be an issue for my husband. He thinks an "I sorry" covers it all. <BR> <BR> Doesn't he know that the hurt goes deeper than that and that a women needs to talk it out for it to be resolved. Not always of course. Just on the "bigger" mistakes. My spirit is void. I feel nothing because to feel the hurt would de... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:36:46 EST Gastric bypass!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54244569 My name is Giselle and I am schedule to do bypass surgery on 9/12/2013. I feel so confused at the current moment. I feel like I have not really given weight loss a honest try, I feel that I am trying to take the easy way out if you can call it this because for the past 6 months this has been the hardest thing that i have had to do! OMG! my husband is against it he also says i have not really tried to lose weight. I am full of excuses of why I need this surgery; they continue to tell me that i... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:26:28 EST Better Late Than Never - Hi, I'm Kee :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54212867 Good Afternoon SP Christian Living Family! <BR> <BR> My name is Kee and my user name (I’ve been asked what it means) is BTWIMKEE (by the way I’m Kee). I joined this group when I first started my page and account with Spark People but neglected to post on it so here I am now (better late than never right?). I’m 28 years young and reside in Virginia where I am a graduate student and employment seeker. <BR> <BR> I accepted God into my life at a late age (18-20) and even though I am far from p... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 14:40:26 EST NEW Blog Post: Collecting Rewards Options http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x54140761 NEW Blog post! Ever wonder why things aren't working out like you prayed for? Here's something that might shed some light. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/<BR>07/collecting-rewards-options.html </link> <BR> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:07:47 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54124112 I find myself kicking myself, again. I am my own biggest critic. I hear myself in my head I need to do better. I know I did not get this way overnight, and it will not change overnight. Hardest thing for me is to allow myself the occasional "Oops, I messed up" moment. <BR> I am so tired of looking at myself in the mirror and seeing my body the way it is. I do not like feeling every ache and pain in my body. <BR> When I express how I am feeling, I feel bad when the response I get is t... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 14:07:32 EST Joined yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54116926 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm Annie and yesterday I joined this team. I feel hopeful to be in this online community. <BR> I feel sure this will be a life-changing time in my life (as long as I keep with it this time). <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know you and learn from your "travels" here. And, I'm hoping that I, in turn, will be an encouragement to you. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Annie <BR> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 22:26:38 EST trying again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54113371 Hi All. I have been a member of Sparkpeople for quite awhile although when I signed up I guess I was not that serious because I have not been back or even seriously looked it over. Well 20 more pounds later I REALLY need to get serious so today is the day! I got a Healthy Fit kit from Abonne from my daughter because she is a new associate of theirs and I wanted to help her get started. Hoping that this will also help me get kick-started too so that it will be a win win for both of us. Go... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:39:18 EST Prayers for eye healing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x54090088 I'm not sure how to ask this. Yesterday I went to the eye doctor to have the inflammation in my eye rechecked. It turned out that it is not inflammation as they thought, but a hole in the macula. He said I would have to have surgery in my eye and that, if I am lucky, it will restore a little of the vision but I will continue to be "blind" in that eye. After surgery I have to lay face down for a full week, 24 hours a day. I do not have a bed to lie on because my folks's old mattress is li... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:09:38 EST How Do You Know if Inspiration is from God? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x54088439 My latest blog post: <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/07/how-<BR>do-you-know-if-inspiration-is-from.html </link> <BR> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:12:33 EST Another Sparkie Newbie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54054924 Hello Sparkies... My name is Kim. I'm a SparkPeople Newbie. :) I am looking to make new friends and lose weight - while having fun. :) <BR> <BR> I am Canadian, married and love photography. :) <BR> <BR> Let's get chatting.. :) Mon, 8 Jul 2013 23:59:34 EST NEW Blog post: Writer's Block or Spiritual Block? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x54049270 I've been having trouble writing lately. What's the real issue? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/<BR>07/writers-block-or-spiritual-block.html </link> <BR> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:31:41 EST Daymover http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x54015996 My name is Daymover and i'm new to SP. I just happened on this sight when I was looking for ways to lose weight. I can't believe all of the different things available to you to help you on your weight loss journey. This is just what I need, a place where I can go and talk to other people in the same boat I am.Reading about others failures and successes will help me with my journey towards losing weight. J hope that everyone who reads this is successful in meeting their goals and will encourag... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 20:54:45 EST TODAY'S THOUGHT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x53971606 TODAY’S THOUGHT <BR> 7/2 <BR> We might think that as we grow older this thing called sin will get easier; that we will get a handle on the flesh and we will be able to live above sin. Dream on my friends! The sins that tempt you today may not tempt you when age comes creeping in, but I am certain that there will be a whole bunch of others sins just waiting to take their place. DID YOU KNOW? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:06:26 EST Changes to Spark Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x53966655 I hadn't noticed until tonight that we no longer get points for taking a poll.... I wanted to know why, and so began searching for an answer. Turns out there are several changes.... just in case some of you hadn't seen this either, here's a link to the SP Blog that explains the changes in the way we get Spark points... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=simplified_sparkpoints_and_more_of_<BR>them </link> <BR> <BR> Blessings and <em>247</em> Marge Mon, 1 Jul 2013 22:30:02 EST Super shy but I'll try! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x53950094 Hello all! My name is Danielle and im from the Chicago suburbs. I have come back to SP because it worked for me in the past. Rough times caused me to gain my weight back and here I am again! I have always had trouble finding a group that I fit into and was active in so I am hoping to friend help and support and community with people I can closely relate to :) Sun, 30 Jun 2013 19:27:36 EST I'm Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x53841386 163.8 Need to keep at it. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:57:56 EST Prayers for my son http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x53838350 Need prayers for my son, he has a hernia in the groin and they said that he needs it fixed because it is causing him allot of pain. They say it will maybe cost about $13,000 to fix and he does not have a job or insurance, he is going to college to get a job and he is going for engineering degree. But that will be years away for that and there is no jobs here where we live and I just need prayers for him and the financial problem. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:12:16 EST prayer for the tenants in my building http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x53827555 I just found out my friend and neighbor Marilyn has inoperable brain cancer. It is a fast growing cancer, and will be put in hospice soon. Please pray for the tenants in my building, as most of us are having a hard time understanding why this is happening to such a sweet lady. <BR> <BR> She is a very strong christian, so she wil be going to see her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ soon. <BR> <BR> She has 1 brother and a sister-in-law left, and they are taking it pretty hard. Please lift them up... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:06:16 EST Perfect Symbolism - Blog Repost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x53825487 Ok, so bare with me as this is not a topic I normally blog about, but I felt it was important enough to share. <BR> <BR> I was writing an email to my wife and wanted to add a heart to my signature but I was unsure which keyboard combination would do it. So after a quick search, this is the internet after all, I discovered it was "ALT + 3". I was struck by the perfect symbolism in that combination. <BR> <BR> The "3" representing the partnership of the husband, the wife, and God, in a holy un... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:29:02 EST Reindroduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x53756669 Hello everyone my name is Wanda, and I would like to reintroduce myself. I have been on Sparkpeople for quite sometime. I used to be a serious yo-yo dieter, until recently. I have been on this forum before and I just think it's lovely to have Christian support, and Godly principles in our weight loss journeys. I'm so happy to be back, and with the correct principles this time. <BR> <BR> Thank you and may the Lord be with you all and give you strength on your journeys. <em>41</em> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 19:27:35 EST Prayer please? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x53630423 I'm going to the doctor at 3 today for a very personal thing. I'm just hoping it's nothing permanent or serious. So please say a prayer for me. Thanks so much and I'll update asap! Thu, 6 Jun 2013 10:31:27 EST hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x53620240 Hello my name is Tiffany. I am 30 years old. I have one daughter that is 10. I am raising her on my own. <BR> I have been on & off spark for a while now, but never really “ON” it. If that makes sense. I want to actually use it, and have it help me. <BR> I am starting my journey to find the healthy, true, godly, happy person I know that I can be. Just figuring out how to do that is a journey in itself &#61514;. <BR> Motivation is the biggest thing for me. I feel like I am lacking in that dep... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 15:55:29 EST Single Christian meeting sites? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x53542174 Has anyone here tried a Christian singles dating site they would recommend? Thu, 30 May 2013 23:23:43 EST Prayer for Clyde http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x53517427 Clyde broke his wrist on Friday. He and I spent all day at the hospital today. Because of it being the VA Hospital in Seattle, after a long weekend, we went to the ER. I am glad now. The triage nurse put him in the "cardiac" section of the Emergency Department. We went to get a cast on his left arm and pain he had developed over the weekend in his left hip. His BP was 204/156 with a heart rate of 176. They discovered an irregular heartbeat through having him hooked up to a heart monitor. Clyd... Wed, 29 May 2013 01:43:56 EST Hi. I'm new. Starting today. ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x53495731 Curious as to how many calories you are allowed. Mine is 1500 but I'm thinking since so much to lose I should have more. Must have Lords help to stay w this. Pray for me? Thank you! Mon, 27 May 2013 10:52:20 EST Going beyond dipping my toe in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x53456727 Hi, I'm Janet 51 year old single woman. I have traveled a lot in my life and even lived in Russia for several years. I am now spinning my wheels in the corporate world. I teach an aqua boot camp class several times a week which I love. Getting paid (even a little) to work our and challenge others! I can be outgoing when I want to, but am really a closet introvert. I find it difficult to express my feelings and writing this stuff is really a step outside my comfort zone, but I'm taking t... Thu, 23 May 2013 22:11:05 EST NEW BLOG: Passing of the Seasons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x53439994 Ever feel lost from God? Seasons change and they're not always painless. <BR> Here's what I'm going through right now. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/05/pass<BR>ing-of-seasons.html </link> Wed, 22 May 2013 15:29:53 EST Urgent Prayer Needed for Ariel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x53433279 My 22 year old granddaughter, Ariel, called me an hour ago from the hospital in Gig Harbor, WA. She has been having abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding at times other than menses. Sorry to be graphic but... Thankfully she had someone I could talk to who wasn't on morphine and could give me the details. Ariel has an ovarian cyst on her left ovary. I am really concerned because that was the start of my "journey" to a total hysterectomy at age 28. And her mother has suffered from endometriosis f... Wed, 22 May 2013 01:43:22 EST PLEASE pray for my emergency eye surgery TOMORROW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x53429545 <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <BR> <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> Please see my blog for details <BR> - probably the last for a while <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=frances%2Dagape </link> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> ... and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. <BR> The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. <BR> James 5:16 KJV <BR> <BR>... Tue, 21 May 2013 19:28:47 EST What's for dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x53428143 Tonight I am either making pea soup or the new skillet lasagna recipe in the Spark recipe section. Tue, 21 May 2013 16:48:27 EST Two Letters, Begin and End http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x53426442 The last two letters of a word start the beginning of the next word (any number of letters): <BR> <BR> hoLY = lyRE Tue, 21 May 2013 13:59:06 EST Prayer Please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x53398085 This is for a pastors wife that was sent to me so sorry did not think it would sound like my husband .. so thank ful you are praying They so need it .. he is In Iran and I pray for his safety and release .. <BR> <BR> PLEASE PRAY AND AGREE <BR> My name is Naghmeh Abedini and I am writing to invite you to participate in a national day of prayer for my husband, Saeed Abedini, who is currently being held in a dangerous Iranian prison because of his Christian faith. Remember His Chains day of pr... Sun, 19 May 2013 10:50:07 EST 5 letter annagram http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x53397788 Keep words to 5 letters, make a new word using the same letters, or, change one letter: <BR> <BR> angel=legal Sun, 19 May 2013 10:18:24 EST Suzanne's journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x53182821 Hey guys and gals! Just needed some encouragment to keep motivated to loose weight and feel better. I hope I can also be an encouragment to anyone needing it. Wed, 1 May 2013 17:56:26 EST New Sparkie.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x53158881 Hi! My name is Kimberley. <BR> <BR> This is my first day on being on my weight loss journey and I'm looking to make some friends. :) Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:53:06 EST opinions/s uggestions wanted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x53154165 hi everyone <BR> <BR> i am in a speech class & have to give a speech so i thought i'd make it about SparkPeople. i wrote & posted the contents of the speech in today's blog and i'm looking for your opinions about how the speech could be improved or if it's ok the way it is <BR> <BR> thank you! <BR> Marie Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:10:32 EST Introduce self to team.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x53086654 Hi! Ive tried the Spark before but Really didnt participate..I have lost weight a few years ago..but as usual gained it back Plus More..so Im Starting Again..Im A Mom of 3 grown daughters & live in MD..Im also a working RN @ the local hospital..I live with my husband of 37 yrs..Im looking for support & ideas..using my Faith is something I think may help..so here I go!! Tue, 23 Apr 2013 23:23:00 EST Nourishing Life of Leaness & Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x53018077 Hi! Making a habit out of nutritious, pleasant, self-control and temperance..Using the fruit/gifts of the Holy Spirit to love my body and my mind. Tough since age 49, want to be trim, slim for Him and me...Love to all, keep on tracking.. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:52:29 EST NEW BLOG: Worshiping in Your Dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x52962988 Have you ever worshiped in your dreams? I don't mean have you dreamed you were worshiping, but worship in your dreams. Here's a recent experience that I had. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/04/wors<BR>hiping-in-your-dreams.html </link> <BR> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 12:51:46 EST My important blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x52905471 I don't know if you guys read other peoples blogs, but I would like to invite you to take a few minutes on Thursday to read my blog. I am enrolled in college and it is part of an assignment. I am keeping the subject secret so that I can get feedback from those who read it. I would appreciate it if you leave a comment on my blog if you read it. Thank you in advance. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:17:26 EST A Spark Newbie... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x52873684 Hi All! My name is Kim. I'm on here to lose weight & make some friends along my journey. I am shy .. so if you don't see me around.. it's just of my shyness. I am however working on my shyness & hopefully I will be able to come out of my shell every so often and post a message on here .. or two. ;) <BR> <BR> So, I just wanted to say "hi" and do a quicky intro. :) Hope to get to know some of you! :) <BR> <BR> Have a great spark filled night.... & best of luck on your own journey'... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 22:31:43 EST oops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x52862060 I did this by mistake and am trying to figure out how to delete this. I meant to reply to a topic, not create a new one. Please help! Sun, 7 Apr 2013 03:54:49 EST James 1:13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x52849724 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." "For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone. James 1:13 Sat, 6 Apr 2013 05:39:48 EST James 1:13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x52849713 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." "For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone. James 1:13 Sat, 6 Apr 2013 05:35:23 EST Hello from Josie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x52785290 Hi, My name is Josie and I am glad to be here! <BR> Thank you for starting this group. It looks encouraging to me because the goals seem to be very close to my own and because one of the main focuses seems to be on reading the Bible. <BR> <BR> I battle chronic pain, chronic anemia, hypothyroidism, borderline high blood pressure, and sleep disorders. Overwhelming fatigue is one of my greatest obstacles to weight loss. So is inconsistency. I have a history of eating disorders and so I tend to ... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 18:30:20 EST PRISM weightloss program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x52752750 i was just curious to see if any of you have tried this program. several years ago I did this and lost 100 pounds in 24 weeks. but when I went off of it I now have gained 78 pounds back. just curious. Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:28:23 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x52671052 So glad there are other Christians on here! Looking for support from like minded people..I have a long journey ahead of me.. 80lbs to lose.. Been this heavy fifteen years, so I know this will not happen overnight.. But I'm doing it right this time. Seeing a doctor, not being too critical of myself.. Trusting God to help me take care of his temple! Sun, 24 Mar 2013 11:27:49 EST Prayer needed for friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x52662721 My close friend's step-nephew TJ was in a serious car accident the other night on his way home to Wyoming. The back half of his arm was cut off (triceps and elbow) and they do not know if they can save it. He needs prayers for a miracle. My friend and her nephew also need prayers because her nephew cannot handle change or bad news and he always turns to Anne for comfort for everything. Also, please pray for TJ's family's strength as they are with him. <BR> <BR> Thank you. <BR> <BR> Darl... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:59:42 EST Start Looking At The Bright Side http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x52518527 Meditate On <BR> <BR> The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness… <BR> <BR> Matthew 6:22–23 <BR> <BR> Start Looking At The Bright Side <BR> <BR> It’s time for a new beginning! Let this day be the day where you start to live life praising God! When good things happen, you say, “Praise the Lord!” When bad things happen, you say, “Praise the Lord anyway!” <BR> <BR> S... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:41:16 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x52484755 Hi. I’m Debra (48 in April) and I just started Sparkpeople today. I‘m a married Christian woman, looking for friendship and losing weight. I enjoy meeting new people and making new friends to support, pray, share recipes, help others, and am a great listener. Please add me. Take care, have a great day, and God bless. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:18:01 EST Living in the Dead Zone (Part 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x52432548 If God gave you a button to push that would release you from the one thing that bothers you the most... would you do it? Here's my thoughts on that issue. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/03/livi<BR>ng-in-dead-zone-part-2.html </link> Thu, 7 Mar 2013 18:38:22 EST IF YOU ARE SHUT IN ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x52365959 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>www.jglm.org/ </link> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 10:17:34 EST Living in the Dead Zone (Part 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x52346563 Ever get the feeling like life is just blah. I mean those times when nothings exciting, but it's not depressing either. It's just....blah. Here's what I learned recently while I was at the doctor's office. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/03/livi<BR>ng-in-dead-zone-part-1.html </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 21:20:55 EST Prayers Needed for My Daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x52333767 I got a call from my daughter while I was working my shift at the Christian Bookstore this evening. She has been having seizures off and on for years and more frequently over the past 3 or 4 months. She takes anti-seizure meds 2X a day. They did an MRI in December and another one on Feb 14. They were looking to see if she had had "baby" strokes. Thankfully not. But her neurologist told her today that there is what seems to be blood on/in the right side of her brain. She is going to be admitte... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 01:12:07 EST Thou Shalt Not Kill: You’re Guilty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x52293913 My latest BLOG POST - How many commandments have you broken? Which ones are you SURE you haven't broken? You might need to rethink your strategy. Check out my latest blog post! <BR> <BR> Blog post: <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/02/thou<BR>-shalt-not-kill-youre-guilty.html </link> <BR> <BR> Also feel free to friend me on Facebook. <BR> <link>http://www.facebook.com/MsCarleyCoop<BR>er </link> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:34:29 EST Prayers Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x52269487 I have 2 prayer requests, both for neighbors. <BR> <BR> 1. For Deb who is going into alcohol/drug rehab on March 1st. She will appreciate all prayers for success. <BR> <BR> 2. For Laurie who is going in for a brain scan on March 7th. The first one was for her eyes, she is now legally blind. This one is for other problems they found on the first one so they can determine how long she has to live. <BR> <BR> Both of these ladies are special to me and Clyde. They have been our neighbors and fr... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:25:37 EST Gods plans not mine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x52266720 Hi there, <BR> <BR> God has seen fit to give me custody of 3 of my small grand-kids. As they will be needing me for a long time, I thought it time to get myself on track so I can be there for them as the years go by. I cant nor wont argue with God so I must change myself and get healthier for these babies. I am glad there is a support group like this to help along the way. <BR> <BR> Kimberly <BR> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:00:57 EST IF YOU ARE SHUT IN ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x52261608 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO TO CHURCH YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME TO MINE IT STARTS AT 10.00AM <link>www.jglm.org/ </link> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:47:11 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x52257620 Hi, I'm Trina. I am 41 and I am looking to lose 90lbs. I have type 2 diabetic and I have PCOS as they tend to go togther and therfore it is very difficult to lose weight with metabolic syndrome. I used to be an atheist, but know I am married to a preacher and we have 2 children that are homeschooled. I teach Sunday School and junior church at our local Baptist church. I love the Lord, but I have not been taking care of my temple. Lust for food rather. I know I should not eat certain food... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:36:15 EST WE ARE SO BLESSED ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x52239104 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 17:07:46 EST John 13:34 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x52231388 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 07:02:43 EST joanba18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x52225730 Peace and Blessing...have not taking care of the TEMPLE the LORD has Blessed me. Thanking you in advance for the encouragement and support. GOD BLESS Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:57:17 EST Something to make you laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x52209167 SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU LAUGH. (STAY YOUNG) <BR> <BR> A man on a train got pretty chummy with the passengers. He said to a group__"I can tell you fellows what you are__" <BR> He said to one__"You're a blacksmith." <BR> "Yes" <BR> To another he said "You're a lawyer" <BR> "Yes" <BR> He looked at at a little dried up, weazened man and said, "You're a preacher." <BR> "No, I'm not" said the man, "I've just been sick three weeks." <BR> By Rev. Leon Hill (book O' for the life of a preacher") Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:43:23 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x52190102 Hello everyone! I'm a new team member and I look forward to interacting with you all <em>381</em> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:06:04 EST Greetings and salutations... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x52129227 Obviously my name is Shari. I am new to SparkPeople...about 6 weeks. I find new stuff on here everyday. Last night I discovered the Fast Break!! About time right? I have just been logging my food and water and can't believe how much difference that has made! A team of believers!! How wonderful! I have always felt like I needed to be more conscientious about taking care of my temple. Sometimes as Christians it seems that's the one thing that we let slide because its allowable. I have recently ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:51:00 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x52089105 Good morning! This is the day the Lord has made, so I'm going to rejoice and be glad in this day! What a great team of which to become apart. I look forward to getting to converse with you all on a regular basis. <BR> <BR> Char Tue, 12 Feb 2013 05:52:57 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x52070135 Hi. I came to Christ in 10th grade. I received my HS Diploma in 1999. I recieved my AA in 2007 and will recieve my BA in May. If it was not for Christ I stastically be where I am. According to the US Census Bureau and US Department of Education only 33% of students with disabilities graduate high school and only 25% graduate with their Bachelors. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:53:38 EST Your Personal Experience with Sodas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x52065966 I have a question for you to consider. When you drink sodas, does it increase your cravings for food? In addition, what soda do you drink? <BR> <BR> I drink caffeine free, diet sodas. I do think I have more cravings for food after I drink one. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Phil <BR> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:20:04 EST I WILL NOT WALK IN FEAR ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x52022677 10:00 AM 2/7/2013 <BR> <BR> Good Morning all .. well another day .. as we march towards Victory .. I am asking God for my next step .. I have kinda just been sitting still .. learning .. just basking .. <BR> he will tell me soon what is the next step .. I am standing on his word ,, I know one day and very soon .. I will see his hand in action .. I just need to do my part .. As for <BR> walking with him one of my dear sisters said .. didn't you know this would be coming .. I can laugh yes the... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 11:58:43 EST Pray for her a young lady wanting to serve Jesus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x51996320 This young lady has a real heart for God. She has an opportunity to serve him in a greater way. She is sooooo excited, but she continually has migrains, severe back problems and now 2 ear canals that have burst. Please pray as John 14:14 says, If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. I know we have to line our request up with the Lord's will and purpose for the person of whom we are praying. Only He knows the sincerity of her heart. <BR> If you believe in the power of prayer in ... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 19:57:27 EST WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51974325 9:58 AM 2/4/2013 <BR> Good Morning all <BR> God is so good .. 2 Things hes talking to me about today .. you know the Song where he leads I will follow .. when we used to sing it don't hear it much today .. <BR> BUT I used to think do I mean this .. he talks about taking up his Cross and following him .. think,,, all the men who just dropped all they did to follow him <BR> why do you think that was .. I can only imagine God radiated out of him .. He was anointed from Birth but Gods Spirit was ... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:37:42 EST Please pray for my son. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x51973801 Today is my son Mitchell's birthday. He is 18 and living a life of alcohol and drugs. He thinks it is too late for him to make a change. He is very mentally abusing to me and just about everyone he comes in contact with. I am asking for prayer that God will intervene somehow and lead him back down the right path. Thank you. <BR> <BR> God Bless, <BR> Deb Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:03:21 EST Gluttony in the bible http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x51960929 I was going to a Super Bowl party with a group in a church I just started attending; I invited my husband to go with me and he said no. Then he said don't eat the buffet. Then he said there's more in the Bible about gluttony than there is about drinking. Is this true? By the way I called to cancel. I can't go this way. :( Sun, 3 Feb 2013 16:06:59 EST Slow but steady? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x51951958 I re-joined sparkpeople in Dec 2012 with the goal of losing 50 lbs. I have been tracking my food daily and doing at least 20-30mins of jogging 4-5 times a week. So far I lost about 7lbs, its going slow and can become discouraging, but I think I will stick with it. I might have to reevaluate my goals, maybe if I have the goal of losing 1/2 lb weekly instead of 1lb weekly I will be able to see result and remain motivated. <BR> I think I need to look at this as a new way of living and not som... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 23:48:37 EST DO YOU HAVE YOUR ARMOR ON ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51940345 5:10 AM 2/2/2013 <BR> Hi all <BR> Wow I have been so busy attending a online Divine Healing Course that my Preacher is teaching .. I am not sure how much I will get to listen to today as we are having company .. <BR> Is a good thing .. My Granddaughter is coming and it will be a awesome time .. well God is directing me to your Armor today .. <BR> <BR> Ephesians 6: 10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. <BR> 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:27:09 EST WELCOME TO COME ITS FREE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51927040 DIVINE HEALING CLASSES <link>www.ustream.tv/channel/john-g.-lake-<BR>ministries </link> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:25:12 EST Names for Jesus. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x51915135 Messiah Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:20:54 EST Seeking health and new experiences http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x51911810 Hi, After years of trying to lose these extra pounds on my own, I was introducted to this program and am excited to be challenged by many others with the same problems and interests. I look forward to see the numbers of the scale go down and the inches from the waist and hips silip closer to healthy numbers. I am recently retired from full time employment and miss the interaction with people so I am looking forward to making many friends on this site. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:00:28 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x51902744 Hi there! I'm new to this website, and just wanted to introduce myself. I've been struggling with an unhealthy body image since middle school and now at 21 my goal is to reach a healthy weight by my 22nd birthday this coming June. God has brought me through a wonderful yet difficult season of life where He taught me to love Him and myself unconditionally, so now armed with that information I believe I am finally in the right state of mind to seek health with the right goals. Ironically this i... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:07:17 EST Opposites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x51897396 gathering-scattering Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:54:26 EST ARE YOU HIS BRIDE ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51880735 0:59 AM 1/29/2013 <BR> Hi all <BR> Today .. I feel God wants me to Share somethings .. Are you Happy ? .. there is only one thing that can make you happy .. That is Jesus Christ .. Accepting him .. asking him <BR> to be lord of your life .. Daily I have to die to self or if you will the Flesh and soul .. My Spirit wars with them .. I yield my way to God in the morning .. I say not <BR> my will but yours .. God created us to need fellowship .. we have a hunger in us that wants that uncondition... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:53:55 EST prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51880441 Hello <BR> <BR> I need prayer for my left shoulder and arm. I slept on it wrong on Thanksgiving weekend and it hasn't been right since. I have been to the drs and am getting pt, but still it is hurting and isn't right. I not only want to work out but am single and a nursing assistant. I need my arm. I go back to work full duty today .there is more to the story but that should do for now. Thank you for the prayers they are appreciated Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:31:00 EST urgent prayer request for my cousin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x51869265 my 10 day old cousin has rsv. Please say some prayers for her. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:34:01 EST TODAY'S DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51828887 1/26 <BR> We are often in need of a revival. There are two basic times in life when God’s people need revival. The first is in times of wickedness, and the second is in times of weakness. During both those times, we need for the Lord to miraculously open His word and give us the resources we need to have our strength restored. If we could ever drink deeply of the word of God, we would seek God’s deliverance from our times of wickedness and from our times of weakness. We would see him revive o... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 07:43:54 EST DAILY PRAYERS ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x51816928 8:22 AM 1/25/2013 <BR> Father .. I pray this am .. I pray for our nation again .. Father draw the people who want to be yours .. I pray that someone goes to them .. That they will be <BR> saved so we can come home .. Father I know we need to get closer to you I pray you help your Children get to where they Trust you completely that we give <BR> everything over to you and that you lead us as we walk in The Spirit .. Father not our will but yours .. we ask you touch our President and government... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:27:33 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51815150 How long has it been since you praised God for the victories He has given you in your life? He worthy to be acknowledged for His power! Think of all the prayers He has answered for you. Think of all the times that He has enabled you to serve Him. Think of how many times He has made a way when there seemed to be no way. Think of how His power has been manifest in your life, and praise Him for it! He is worthy! Did You Know? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLL... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:39:50 EST I Need to Vent... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51812110 Guys sometimes it helps to vent. <em>30</em> Today I need to vent, and what better place than here with my Christian friends. I am so tired of my mother -in-law thinking she is this high and mighty person. I go to church every Sunday and Wednesday. She used to attend and act like she listened to the messages. Now she wants to try and preach to my wife and twist things around. <BR> <BR> Here is some background, I was accused by a good friend, at the time, of a terrible thing. I was... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:15:37 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51798500 Samson is a man whose life should be studied, but not duplicated. Yet, the lessons we learn from the life of Samson teach us that the greatest enemy we have is ourselves. If we can learn to conquer self, we can walk in this life in spiritual victory and power. But I fear, there is more Samson in each of us that we would like to admit. Did You Know? For more details on scriptures, story and lesson, read today’s “FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH”. Vic. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:16:35 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51781804 Often churches and church people use ungodly means to achieve their goals. God, in His sovereignty, is able to bless in spite of our failure to walk in His will. I am glad that my sin will not derail God’s plans! I am glad that the wicked tactics of my enemies will not derail God’s plan. God will do what He is going to do either with, or without, our cooperation. Our foolishness will not even slow Him down! He has a plan, and He is working that plan day by day. No matter how things may appea... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:20:43 EST Back on Sparkteam - once again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x51770013 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I myself, have been off of Sparks for a long while, but started back this past weekend. Using it to track Weight Watchers points (which I am doing on my own without meetings), and to keep motivated. Just kept putting off losing that 15-20 pounds with too many excuses. From Friday to today - I've lost 2 lbs - feeling really good about that.....lol. <BR> <BR> All tips and tricks are welcome........lol <BR> <BR> Blessings to all today, <BR> Laura Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:58:03 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51765848 Far too many in the church have adopted the motto, “You have to go along to get along”. They are afraid to take a stand for the truth because they don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. They are afraid to say anything, do anything, or take any position that might “rock the boat.” Let someone dare to “rock the boat”, and that person will often find themselves standing alone, while the very people who ought to stand with them make deals with the enemy to protect their own hides. Did You Know? ... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 07:55:33 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51747750 1/21 <BR> We need to be aware that when we attack Satan’s territory, he will not sit idly by and take it. He will swiftly launch a counterattack against us. When we begin to give our time to the things of God, we can be sure that Satan will attack us. He will send distractions into our life that will hinder us from the Bible, from prayer and from serving the Lord. He will tie us up so that we do not have time to serve the Lord. Did You Know? For more details on scriptures, story and lesso... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:11:24 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51731521 1/20 <BR> Did you know that scientists have determined that there is a part of the brain that produces feelings of pleasure and satisfaction that is stimulated when we act in revenge? That’s right; we find pleasure and satisfaction in getting even. It’s part of our human nature. It is hard wired into us and we have a hard time walking away and simply letting things go. A lady was sick, so she went to the doctor. He examined her, did a number of tests and told her the bad news. “I’m sorry to... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:14:27 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51717397 1/19 <BR> Seeking to attract people using gimmicks is like someone said, “If you get them in with a hot dog, you will have to keep them with a hamburger.” That is exactly right! A lot of the churches that have resorted to worldly methods and gimmicks to draw their crowds will see a falling away when they run out of gimmicks to keep them there. That is why we need to examine our motives. Why do we serve the Lord? Why do we come to church? Why do we do the things we do? If we are motivated by... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:05:21 EST Introducing VBlog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51716309 Hey guys and gals just thought I would drop in to tell you about my first Video Blog. stop by my sparkpage and check it out.. If you do happen to see it, please let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> Eat Lite to Be Lite and Enjoy <BR> Zach Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:58:14 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51702326 Remember that God warns His people against forming close relationships with unsaved people. He forbids marriages like the one Samson was about to enter. That prohibition extends beyond marriage to all the associations we enter into in life. It includes our friendships, our business relationships, our social relationships, etc. Believers need to be very careful about the kind of people they form close associations with in life. The wrong kind of relationships can have a devastating effect on y... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:05:08 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51687052 Our reactions to the negative actions of the people around us are a window into our heart. When we are like Jesus, we will react like Jesus. When there are problems in our heart, we will react according to our fallen nature. We will be bitter, unforgiving, vengeful, hateful and mean-spirited. Our reactions are indeed a window into our souls. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:47:43 EST Hiya http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x51680746 Hello there. My name is Angela and I'm a newbie, so to speak, to this group. I've been on sparkpeople before and I'm pretty sure I was a member of this team too. But, it has been so long, that I may as well consider myself a newbie once again! Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:50:08 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51667973 A person has real spiritual problems when they cease to be affected by their sins. We all sin, but when we sin as “believers”, there is chastisement and conviction. There is the sense that we have dishonored the Lord and damaged our fellowship with Him. When we sin, we look for a place of repentance. When that sense of sin is missing, it is an indication that the heart has grown hard toward the Lord. It is an indication that the conscience has been seared. It is an indication that sin has pl... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 06:48:50 EST NEW Blog: Can You Recognize a Blessing in Disguise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51657927 NEW Blog post: Sometimes things aren't how they seem. Sometimes blessings come from the most unlikely paths. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/01/can-<BR>you-recognize-blessing-in-disguise.html </link> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:58:16 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51650493 In Old Testament time, a period of time of marriage would begin called the betrothal period. This usually lasted about 1 year. During that time, the bridegroom would prepare a place for the couple to live. The bride would take this time to prepare her wedding wardrobe and to get ready for the arrival of the groom. At an unannounced hour, usually at night, the bridegroom would come for his bride. He would arrange for a feast to be ready. He would take his friends and go after his bride. He... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:52:47 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51632870 When we willfully disregard God’s will for our lives, we always pull others down with us. You see it in families all the time. One member will get out of God’s will and they will pull the rest of the family away from God with them. It is sad, but true, most of us never stop to think about the impact our decisions have on the lives of others. That is part of the deceptiveness of sin. It blinds our eyes to the true consequences of our actions. All we see is the pleasure, we can never see the p... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:53:23 EST DID YOU KNOW? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51615124 The disobedient heart always shows itself through disobedient actions. It does as it pleases without regard for God or for the consequences. When you do as you please, even though you know God is against it, it is a huge, red, flashing warning sign that you are headed for trouble. Did You Know? Vic Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:11:23 EST My First Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x51601514 Hello there, Spark is very new to me (my first week) and to date i've found it interesting and fun. I'm all for Taking Care Of My Temple so this site is great. So i'm looking forward to my journey. Blessings <em>41</em> ....Just gotta figure out how to personalize my page hehehe Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:07:20 EST Did You Know! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51599223 When there is rebellion in a heart, that rebellion will manifest itself through disrespect for others and for the things of God. When you find yourself doing as you please with no regard for how your actions impact others, you are headed for trouble. When you could care less about what God says in His Word; when you could care less about how your actions could hurt others; when you show no regard of people’s feelings, you are headed for trouble. The desire to live for self; what I think... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:15:56 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51582832 It would do us well to remember that our problems in the spiritual realm begin in the same place that Samson’s problems began. They begin within our own hearts as we seek to fulfill our own selfish, sinful desires. The problem of sin is an internal problem. It doesn’t begin with someone else. It doesn’t even begin with the devil. Our sin problem begins with us. This should be a warning sign to us. When we begin to long for things that God forbids, it is a sign that we are headed for trouble.... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:34:20 EST NEW Blog Post: What Do I Want to Crave? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51572221 NEW Blog post: Are you craving what you should be craving? <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/01/what<BR>-do-i-want-to-crave.html </link> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:53:28 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51566508 Parents, you are doing your children no favors when you bow to their every whim. They need to know that there are boundaries in life. They need to know that there are limits in life. They need to know there are consequences in life. They need to hear the word “no” every now and then. It won’t kill them, but it might just salvage their lives! Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 07:38:44 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51549865 Barrenness was often seen as the judgment of God against a home. In that culture, every young woman wanted the same thing. They all wanted to be a mother who would bear many sons for their husbands. And, they all wanted to be the woman through whom God would send the Messiah. To be barren crushed both those dreams. To be barren in that culture meant that a woman was always exposed to the danger of being divorced by a husband who wanted sons. It meant that when her husband died, she would b... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 07:26:28 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51533575 Who is this “Angel of the Lord”? We have every reason to believe that this is a pre-Bethlehem, pre-incarnate appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ. So, this is a “Christophany”. Jesus Christ steps out of eternity and into time to bring good news. This is not the only time Jesus showed up in the Old Testament. A few more of His “Christophanies” are: He appeared to Hagar, (Gen. 16:7-14, Gen. 21:16-20). He appeared to Abraham, (Gen.18:10; Gen.18:17, Gen. 22:11). He appeared to Jacob, (Gen... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 08:29:21 EST Starting My New Life With the Same Old Me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x51533542 If only starting my new life could be done with a new me. You know what I mean, don't you? Someone with no midnight cravings for dark chocolate, no arthritic joints that go pop in the night, no suppressed immune system that takes a grandchild's sniffles and turns it into bronchitis! What a supergrammy she would be! I just know she wouldn't be struggling with the Nutrition Tracker so long her boiled eggs exploded! No, she would be a techie, cruising easily through all the electronic options o... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 08:27:24 EST Galatians 5:1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x51531588 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Tue, 8 Jan 2013 04:59:34 EST Need prayers for husband who has cancer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x51526867 Need prayers for hubby, it seems that he is now peeing blood and it just started after he got some potassium in IV form. It happened at the doctors office but he did not tell me until after he went into the bottle(could not hide that from me since I empty it and would see what color his pee is) He talked to his sister who is a nurse and she agreed with me that he should of told the doctor but now he is going to wait and see what happens the next time he pees. Please pray for his salvation too... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 20:33:41 EST Passing on the Phrase http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51525554 "Eat Lite to Be Lite" Pass on the Phrase to other groups <BR> <BR> Thank you SongbirdPaula for the inspiration.... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 19:12:26 EST Calories IN & Calories OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51523902 SP suggests that I eat 1200-1550 cals per day and I'm wondering, if I work out and burn 300 cals, should I consider that when I'm counting my calories eaten? So really I could eat 1850 and it would still count as 1550 because of the exercise? Just wondering how you all do it. I have 100 cals left today and I'm pretty sure my snack tonight will put me over 50-100 cals or so, but I worked my butt off with Zumba earlier. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 7 Jan 2013 17:08:44 EST So glad to find this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x51520865 Hello All, <BR> I have just recently gotten back to SparkPeople. I never really used it to its full potential. The one that I really am looking forward to is having accountability to others to help motivate me towards my healthy living goals. I don't want weight loss goals to become an idol in my life, but I want to be healthier and to be able to encourage others. God really has blessed me. It's about time that I start thanking Him for it and I feel how I treat my body reflects that. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 13:44:54 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x51519599 I am a 54 year old housewife who needs to lose weight---I figure God can help me with that, as He can help with the rest of it? I'm also looking for some friends to help. I've been a bit of a hermit and could use some friends. I'm just starting this, so I'm slow---I figure the last thing I need to do is sit at a computer all day but I also think Spark People looks like a lot of fun. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 12:26:46 EST Wishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51515768 With every wish that you make comes the power to make it come true. <BR> But it is up to you to provide the work that will make it a reality. <BR> Are you using your power to make your wishes come true today? <BR> Libby Rosenauer. <BR> <BR> Well.....are you? <BR> <BR> I am! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Jan 2013 08:53:51 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51514593 Never try to strike a bargain with God. Your plan will not change His plan. Regardless of what you offer Him it will not change His mind about what He plans to do. Our God is sovereign and He will not be coerced into anything that is not part of His perfect plan! We are to walk by faith and trust the Lord to do with us as He pleases. Don’t bargain, simply obey! Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 07:50:27 EST My brother has been addmitted to the Priory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x51505866 I just heard via my sister thet the middle of my three brothers Robin has been addmitted to the Priory his dr said if he didnt go he wouldnt see 2 month from now He lives in Holland and has done for quite a few years he was divorced with a son and daughter who got married last year and never told our side of the family we only discovered on facebook and our Rob went to pieces as she used her 1st step dads name and he gave her away <BR> .Rob has had drink and drugs problems mainly triggered ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 17:35:37 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51496983 When there is victory over some sin, over some enemy, over some difficult period of life, we should always be quick to praise the Lord and thank Him for the victory. If victory came our way, it came to us through Him, and He deserves all the glory for it! We should never take any credit for any of the victories in our lives. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 6 Jan 2013 07:37:16 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51481511 “If you will do this for me, Lord, then I will do something for you.” Have you ever done that? Have you ever tried to bargain with the Lord? I think we all have at times, but I think we all fail to recognize the serious nature of the vows we make to the Lord. God expects you to fulfill every vow you make to Him! Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 07:57:02 EST Who's got Jokes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51480192 I feel like we all need more Humor in our lives. If you have any jokes post them for us to have a good laugh. Keep them clean, I want to be able to share them with my pastor, lol. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 03:02:37 EST Need God's help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51464833 Good Day all, I have decided once more, after two previous attempts to get control of my weight. I have not only messed up on healthy eating I have gained 11 pounds. I need God's help and guidance as well as any advice and support my Christian Living friends can give. God bless you <em>304</em> <BR> Mary Fri, 4 Jan 2013 07:27:12 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51464692 A man who makes a rash vow may live to regret it. Jephthah teaches us that we need to take heed to every word that comes out of our mouths, and nowhere is that more important than when it comes to the words we speak to the Lord. Oh, be careful little mouth, what you say, For the Father up above, Is looking down in love, So be careful little mouth what you say. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 07:14:23 EST Isaiah 53:4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x51463902 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4 Fri, 4 Jan 2013 05:38:02 EST Bloggers and those who read them. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51451966 I just posted another Blog. I dont know if I am going to do these things daily or weekly but I hope you guys will like them. I this is my first attempt to blog about anything so, some positive support would really be nice. <BR> <BR> thank you in adavance. <BR> Zach Thu, 3 Jan 2013 12:13:31 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51447107 Whether we will accept it or not, how we treat others is a direct reflection of the place God holds in our hearts. If we can spitefully mistreat and attack those who are made in God’s image and bought by the blood of His Son, it does not say much for our opinion of Him. When we love Him as we should, we will love others as we should. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 07:29:37 EST Conquer in 2013! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x51445586 I am new to this team. I love the Lord! I've only been in church a few years, and I'm not satisfied with just my salvation and my church attendance. I want to be used by God to reach the lost, it is my goal this year to make myself available and teachable to the Lord. It is our duty to tell people about the gospel and lead others to Christ. Lord, let me be like Caleb, give me strength and faith to rise and say "Give me that mountain!" Thu, 3 Jan 2013 03:20:54 EST Jeremiah 16:1-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x51443770 While reading this scripture today, it hit me that this world would be so much different if our Lord had not come into this world, had not been sacrificed for our signs & had not risen again. <BR> <BR> Let's thank the Lord for his unending love & forgiveness. Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:55:49 EST Quote for Today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51437547 " In light of God's promises, believers who refuse to give obediently don't have a money problem--------they have a trust problem." <BR> <BR> Rod Rogers Wed, 2 Jan 2013 16:41:15 EST Most Quoted Scripture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51437286 I was listening to the radio the other day when a guy was talking about the most commonly known scripture. He said a few decades ago the most commonly known and used verse was: <BR> <BR> John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish , but have everlasting life." (KJV) <BR> <BR> I have been faithfully following Christ for 2 years now but I have been a christian since I was a little kid. I remember this verse and... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 16:19:32 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51428263 What a shame! This is how many people treat the Lord. They refuse to be faithful. They refuse to serve Him. They refuse to honor His word, His will or His house. They treat Him like He is an unwanted intruder in their lives. They treat Him like He is the spare tire on the car of their life. He is to stay in the trunk and keep quiet, but He better be ready when they have a flat and pull him out! Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 2 Jan 2013 08:04:24 EST love this program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x51425856 Just tried the southwest bkackbean soup, delicious! Want to try the pan lasagna next. Other suggestions? Wed, 2 Jan 2013 01:35:34 EST Prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x51419097 Please pray for me as I begin yet again Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:22:52 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51408370 Most of us do not trumpet our abilities, yet we go to great lengths to conceal our problems. This just reminds us that we are human, and as long as we live in this world, we are going to remain less than perfect. No matter how far up the ladder of holiness we climb, we will still be sinners, and we need a Savior still desperately. Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 07:51:40 EST 2013 ~Daily Christian Quotes~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51400233 HAPPY NEW YEAR TEAM! <BR> <BR> ~Team Leaders Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:31:15 EST 2013 ~Log In Points ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51400134 HAPPY NEW YEAR! <BR> <BR> ~Team Leaders Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:23:59 EST 2013 ~Chat Room ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51400111 HAPPY NEW YEAR! <BR> <BR> ~Team Leaders Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:21:37 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51393497 The spiritual climate in Israel during those days is summed up by the last verse in the book. Judges 21:25 says, “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” And, what is so discouraging about this book is that there is ample evidence that we humans do not learn our lessons well. Left to ourselves, we can do little but get ourselves in trouble time and again. Did You Know? God Help Us! Vic. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 07:31:18 EST brand new to spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51382781 Hello I am just tring to navigate around in this site . I have 50 lbs to lose actually more but that is my first goal. I realize losing weight is more than just the weight but a serenity of the mind and soul too. Love to hear from you and help me navigate thru this site and make new friends ., Mom Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:49:43 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51378809 Why would any of us be discouraged like the disciples, when they saw Jesus walking on water? They were afraid. How about us? Why is it that after we got the job, after we are in remission, after we find the lost document or the right house, after we have seen Jesus perform a sign ....we turn to the next crisis, the next storm in life, and we don't hear, "It is I, don't be afraid". Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 07:41:23 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51366800 “Tola” means “Crimson Worm”. This speaks of the Coccus worm found in oak trees. These worms were used to produce the red dye that used in the articles made for the tabernacle. It comes from the Hebrew root “tala”, which means “to be clothed in scarlet”. Tola is the son of “Puah”. His name means “light”. Thus, Tola was “the son of light”. Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 08:23:02 EST 12/28 prayer request. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x51358896 Good Afternoon team........ <BR> I had the Endoscopy and Colonoscopy this morning and had 3 stomach and 5 colon biopsies. I wont have results for a couple weeks due to holiday. YUK! <BR> Pray that the results are all negative please. <BR> Thanks <BR> Michael Fri, 28 Dec 2012 15:05:04 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51353626 God’s people are “the salt of the earth”. Salt, as you know, purifies, adds flavor to bland foods, and helps preserve meat. In Bible times, salt was more valuable than money. The ancient Romans used to give a soldier his pay in salt rather than money. The word “salary” comes to us from the Roman word “salarium”, which speaks of a soldier being paid in salt. The phrase “not worth his salt” comes from this practice. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 07:22:49 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51341327 It’s not always easy to walk in the old paths when everyone around us is looking for something new, but it is right! It isn’t always easy to live for the Lord when others around you are living for the world, the flesh and the devil, but it is right! It isn’t always easy to do the right thing when others around you are acting in bad ways, but it is always right! The fact is we can make a choice to live for God, even when everyone else seems to be going their own way and living for self. Did ... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:08:26 EST Ephesians 5:2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x51340130 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. <BR> <BR> ~ Ephesians 5:2 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 04:51:32 EST God Bless Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51312731 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! We will be back on Dec 27th. In His Love! Vic. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 06:09:37 EST prayer, please. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x51308954 I fell and fractured my left shoulder ten days ago. I praise the Lord that the injury was not worse and that my husband has been able to take such good care of me. I am scheduled for surgical repair the day after Christmas. Please pray for successful repair and recovery and for my husband's continued health. We are both 75 yrs old. Thanks to all and Merry Christmas to you and yours. Sun, 23 Dec 2012 18:55:03 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51303665 Polygamy was tolerated in Israel, but never authorized by God. In fact, in the beginning, marriage was always one women and one man for one lifetime. The first polygamist was a man named Lamech. He was from the line of Cain, and has no regard for the will of God. In Deut. 17:17, the rulers of Israel were forbidden to take multiple wives. God knew that many wives would divide the hearts of the kings and pull them away from God. In fact, anywhere you find polygamy in the Bible, you find proble... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:23:37 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51294105 An ephod was a garment used in the ministry of the high priest. It was a sleeveless outer vest that came down to the hips. The high priest of Israel wore a linen ephod that had twelve stones on the front which represented the twelve tribes of Israel. There was a pouch on the front that contained the “Urim and the Thumim”, which were stones used to discern the will of God. Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 22 Dec 2012 07:50:16 EST Did You now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51283852 Did you know that the majority is not always right? It was the majority that cried “Crucify Him!” the day Jesus died. It was the majority that tried to throw Jesus down a cliff in Nazareth when He preached in the synagogue. The majority of the people refused to enter Canaan at God’s command and caused the rest of the nation to die in the wilderness. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 08:01:03 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51273557 Where do some people get the idea that they can join a church and never do anything? Wherever those ideas come from, they certainly did not come from the Lord. We all grow weary from time to time in the battles of life. When we do, we need to look to Jesus and learn from His example. We will only be in the world a short time, and then we will fly off to glory to be with Him. While we are here, let us determine to do all we can for His glory! Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 08:45:39 EST 21/12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51272094 Do you believe that something bad is going to happen tomorrow,the 21st of December, as the Mayan predicted? <em>40</em> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 05:24:39 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51262734 Some Christians today are still playing politics. There are some who play politics with the things of God. You see there are no gray areas when it comes to the work of the Lord. You cannot be neutral when it comes to serving Him. Jesus put it this way, “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad,”( Matt. 12:30). Did You Know? Vic. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:39:49 EST Memory Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51251085 Recently I have been having trouble with my memory and not the little stuff. It's very scary. <BR> Should I be worried. No, I have faith and with the help from the doctors and God things will work out. I Pray tthat they do. <em>39</em> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:38:56 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51250845 Not everyone is excited about the great victory God has given us through Christ Jesus. It seems that some are more concerned about their personal profit and pride than they are about what God has done for them and this nation. They failed to grasp the big picture. They are too focused on their own interests. Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:19:15 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51239507 When we submit to God’s plan and carry it out for His glory, there are certain results we can expect: God’s Enemies Are Vanquished ; God’s People Are Victorious; and God’s Name Is Venerated. He has the best plan for living and He has the best plan for leaving. Did You Know? Vic. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:20:49 EST School shooting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51232691 Do you ever wonder what happens to the perpetrator that causes them to go off the track and do the horrors they do? I have and cannot help but wonder, if it isn't somehow caused by the fact that for the past 40 years our children have been brought up with abortion being OK/ legal? Really, if it's OK to murder a baby before it is born, what's so wrong about murdering after they are born. Neither act shows respect for life. Our children are not being brought up to respect life. It's OK to murde... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 18:15:20 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51226595 If we are going to see God’s best plan for our life, it too is going to require faith! God is going to ask us to take some steps along the path of life that will be difficult, and that we will be unsure of. But, the path to God’s best is always the path of faith! God always honors faith because faith always honors Him. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 07:21:26 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51216169 God uses many means to speak to His children! <BR> He speaks through His Word, (Rom. 10:17; Heb 1:1-2). <BR> He speaks through the Spirit, (Acts 13:2; 16:6-8). <BR> He speaks through other believers, (Acts 9:17-18). <BR> He even speaks through the circumstances of life, (Gen. 24:12-16). <BR> The bottom line is this; God will always direct your feet plainly! He will not leave you in doubt. His plan is a declared plan! Knowing His plan takes requires prayer, holiness and patience, but be ... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 07:24:04 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51204999 How does God guide His people? The Bible tells us exactly how God leads us to know His will for our lives. <BR> God guides through His Spirit – (John 16:13). <BR> God guides through His Word – (Psalm 119:105). <BR> God guides through His peace – (Col. 3:15). <BR> God guides through the desires He gives us – (Psalm 34:3-4). <BR> God also guides through the godly counsel of His people – (Pro. 11:14). <BR> When God guides, the leadership of the Spirit will line up with the Word of God. These tw... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 07:40:44 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51192942 We are living in a time when it appears that the enemies outnumber the people of God. It seems that way because it is true. Satan has far more servants at his disposal that the Lord does. We should not be disturbed by that fact. We simply need to remember that when God’s Spirit is in control of God’s people, He enables them to accomplish amazing victories. Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:21:38 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51180805 We are told that the enemies of Israel made their camp in the “Valley of Jezreel”. This valley was the largest and most fertile valley in all of Israel. Many of the crops that sustained the nation were produced there. So, having the enemy invade and take the harvest from that area would have been a serious blow to the food supplies of the nation. Just as a side note, the Valley of Jezreel is also know and the Valley of Megiddo. Many great battles have been fought on that piece of ground. ... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 07:20:34 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51168203 Some of you are much farther along than you used to be. You are willing to trust the Lord for more than you could have at the first. You are able to believe Him for big things that you could not have trusted Him for when you were first saved. Where did this faith come from? It came from God. It came from seeing Him move the mountains, meet the needs, answer the prayers and lift the burdens. It came from seeing His power at work in and around you. It came because He developed you step-by-step,... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 07:43:15 EST Hi~ I am TWORSMOM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x51167645 I have two wonderful kids and a great hubby. I need to loose some weight and quit smoking so I can be more active and do more things with my family. I am busy with a two shift job, and donate quite a bit of time to our church. <BR> Does anyone have any tips? Have a blessed holiday season! Tue, 11 Dec 2012 06:37:39 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51154557 While Gideon demonstrated faith in doing what the Lord commanded; he demonstrated fear in that he did what he did at night. He tried to hide his obedience to the Lord under the cover of darkness. It is good that we have a realistic opinion of our own abilities, but we must never forget that success in the Lord’s work is not our responsibility. Success in the Lord’s work is the Lord’s business. Our duty is to submit to Him, allow Him to work through us, and He will accomplish His purpose... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:16:52 EST Please pray for me. I'm sick. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x51152266 Last week my son was sick. He missed the full week of school and I wore myself out taking care of him. Now I'm sick. <BR> <BR> Please pray for me. I am amazed how horrible I feel. I have so much to do and right now I can't do much of anything. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much! Sun, 9 Dec 2012 22:59:35 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51141552 Baal was the Canaanite god of fertility. The Canaanites believed that Baal was responsible for the success or failure of their crops and herds. They did everything in their power to worship Baal and ensure his blessings. The “grove” was a pole called the “Asherah pole”. Asherah was Baal’s female consort. Worshippers practiced vile sexual acts near the groves. They believed these acts would bring Baal’s favor upon them and their families. Did You Know? Vic. Sun, 9 Dec 2012 06:42:26 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51130436 The Lord sometimes used a staff to work His miracle. The staff was an instrument used by a shepherd. The staff was used to comfort, control, protect and lead the sheep. The Lord is teaching us that He will be with us to comfort, control, protect and lead us as well. It is a way of teaching us that we need not fear where the Lord would lead us. For where God guides, God provides! Did You Know? Vic. Sat, 8 Dec 2012 06:22:20 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51118538 A lot of us are just like Gideon. We know the Lord wants us to serve Him; we might even understand that He wants to use us for His glory, but we are so filled with fear and a sense of our own inability that refuse to trust Him. Without the Lord, we are weak, frail and failures. With Him, we are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Did You Know? Vic. Fri, 7 Dec 2012 06:34:28 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51106413 When the Lord says, “The Lord is with thee”, it literally means, “His power is on you.” Gideon could not see it, nor could he sense it, and it sure didn’t look like it, but he was about to be used of the Lord is a powerful way! The same is true in our lives. If we ever grasp the truth that we are indwelt by the Spirit of God and that His limitless power is available to use, it would change our walk and it would change our lives! Did You Know? Vic. Thu, 6 Dec 2012 07:32:13 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51092197 Wheat was usually laid out on a special piece of ground prepared for just that purpose. The ground was very hard and usually circular in shape. The threshing floors were located on top of hills where there would be more wind. The grain would be poured out on the ground, and oxen pulling a threshing sled called a “noreg”, would walk over the grain. It consisted of three stone rollers embedded with pieces of iron that would break and cut the grain. After this process, which broke the hard shel... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 06:37:56 EST Did You Know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51079231 God’s grace has been even more real in our life! He has never parted a sea for us. He has never sent plagues for us. But, He did give His Son on a cross for us! He did put us in His plan before the world began. He did love us in spite of our sin. He did save us when we weren’t even looking for Him. He did change our life just because we called on Him by faith. For that reason alone, He deserves our faithfulness, our love and our devotion. Did You Know? Vic. Tue, 4 Dec 2012 07:28:17 EST NEW BLOG POST: 50 Things I Believe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x51070201 What you believe in says a lot about who you are. Have you ever stopped to seriously pay attention to what you believe in? <BR> <BR> Here's some things that life has taught me... <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2012/12/50-t<BR>hings-i-believe.html </link> Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:20:39 EST