SparkPeople Encouragement for Christian Living 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 Encouragement for Christian Living Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=96 *** Challenge #3 ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x67360196 *** Challenge #3 ** <BR> <BR> When you answer the challenge on the chat room for challenges please mark it 'Challenge #3' so we know which you are answering <BR> <BR> Name just one of your favorite Bible stories Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:56:00 EST Day 31 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67354063 Day 31 <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above your norm... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:14:55 EST Day 30 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67354060 Day 30 <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above your norm... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:14:31 EST Day 29 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67354058 Day 29 <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above your norm... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:14:18 EST Day 28 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67354057 Day 28 <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above your norm... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:14:03 EST Day 27 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67354054 Day 27 <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above your norm... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:13:49 EST Day 26 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67354052 Day 26 <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above your norm... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:13:35 EST Day 25 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67354051 Day 25 <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above your norm... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:13:17 EST Day 24 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67354050 Day 24 <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above your norm... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:13:03 EST Day 23 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67354049 Day 23 <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above your norm... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:12:47 EST Day 22 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67354047 Day 22 <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above your norm... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:12:28 EST Day 21 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67354045 Day 21 <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above your norm... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:12:14 EST Day 20 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67353991 Day 20 <BR> <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above you... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:56:14 EST Day 19 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67353989 Day 19 <BR> <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above you... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:56:02 EST Day 18 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67353988 Day 18 <BR> <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above you... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:55:50 EST Day 17 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67353986 Day 17 <BR> <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above you... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:55:39 EST Day 16 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67353984 Day 16 <BR> <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above you... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:55:29 EST Day 15 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67353983 Day 15 <BR> <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above you... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:55:18 EST Day 14 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67353981 Day 14 <BR> <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above you... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:54:58 EST Day 13 of Lifestye changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67353978 Day 13 <BR> <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above you... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:54:47 EST Day 12 of Healthy Lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67353976 Day 12 <BR> <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above you... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:54:35 EST Day 11 of Healthy Lifestyle Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67353974 Day 11 <BR> <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above you... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:54:22 EST Day 10 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67349507 Day 10 of lifestyle changes <BR> <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores b... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:15:38 EST Day 9 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67349505 Day 9 of lifestyle changes <BR> <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores bu... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:15:10 EST Day 8 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67349504 Day 8 of lifestyle changes <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anyt... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:14:50 EST Day 7 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67349503 Day 7 of lifestyle changes <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anyt... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:14:32 EST Day 6 of Lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67349498 Day 6 of lifestyle changes <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anyt... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:14:13 EST Day 5 of Lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67349496 Day 5 of Lifestyle changes <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anyt... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:13:54 EST Day 4 Lifestyle Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67349486 Day 4 Lifestyle Changes <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anythin... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:09:42 EST Day 3 lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67349484 Day 3 Lifestyle changes <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anythin... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:09:15 EST Day 2 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67349472 Day 2 of lifestyle changes <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anyt... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:06:21 EST Day 1 of lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67349470 Day 1 <BR> <BR> Habit Tracker <BR> We put on weight by not having the best of habits, these 15 habits will help you get back on track <BR> <BR> ….(1) did you eat a healthy breakfast today <BR> ….(2) did you eat 4 servings of vegetables and 3 servings of fruit today <BR> ….(3) did you eat a serving of whole grains <BR> ….(4) did you eat a serving of healthy fats <BR> ….(5) did you exercise for 10 intentional minutes ( this does not include household chores but anything above your norma... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:04:53 EST Jessie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x67346970 Hi I'm Jessie, <BR> <BR> I have 4 boys ranging from 4 to 15 years old. This year is about a lot of changes. I took a job after being a homeschooling mom for 3 years, now I am a lead pre-k teacher to 4 and 5 year olds. My husband lost his job do to it going to Mexico, and he is about to start a new job in two weeks. He has two places to pick from and is praying to the Lord for guidance. <BR> <BR> So my older boys will be going to christian school and my youngest will be going to work with m... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:00:15 EST Vicki http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x67345082 My name is Vicki <BR> I am retired with 3 grown sons and 7 grandkids. <BR> Lutheran and trying to grow in my faith. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 08:21:52 EST ** Exercise Record ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67343996 For those that want to keep a running record of the exercise done - minutes / miles / step/ strength trainging Sun, 13 Aug 2017 02:02:50 EST ** Weight Record ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67343989 This is where you will come, and record your weight so that you can keep a running number so that any given time you can look at how you are doing on the scale Sun, 13 Aug 2017 01:58:52 EST Links to September 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67343977 to be advised Sun, 13 Aug 2017 01:51:29 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x67343405 I am Linda, smiling eyes was the sign name given me by my deaf clients over fifty years ago. I am the youngest of six siblings I was married to my best friend who passed away July 2013. Our adopted son's birthday was one day off my due date and he was placed with us nearly one year after my miscarriage. He had so many health issues including renal disease that he was in foster care until medically stabilized. <BR> <BR> I have taught sixth thru twelfth grades. Most of my professional caree... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 22:32:02 EST Reintroduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x67343125 My name is Julie. I am a homeschool mom of ten years to two boys. We are in it for the long haul. One is beginning 10th grade and the other 4th grade. I have four stepchildren - one daughter and three sons who are all grown and gone - actually living in other states. We have three grandsons too. I have been married for 18 1/2 years. He is retired military - Air Force. he is disabled so we are all here all the time which makes life quite interesting! He hunts so he is gone a lot durin... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 21:09:54 EST Insulin Resistance Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67342644 Insulin Resistance Diet <BR> <link>www.heartlandnaturopathic.com/irdiet<BR>.htm </link> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 19:12:37 EST How much exercise do we need http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67342630 How much exercise is enough <BR> <link>www.foxnews.com/story/2005/10/19/how<BR>-much-exercise-sparks-weight-loss.html </link> Sat, 12 Aug 2017 19:11:15 EST September 1 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67335904 September 1 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 14:1-20 and then share your thoughts Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:39:46 EST August 31 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67335895 August 31 20107 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 13:20-50 and then share your thoughts Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:37:39 EST August 30 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67335885 August 30 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 13:12-19 and then share your thoughts Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:35:43 EST August 29 2017 scripture readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67335842 August 29 2017 scripture readings <BR> <BR> Read John 12:9-11 and then share your thoughts Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:24:56 EST August 28 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67335838 August 28 2017 Scripture Readings <BR> <BR> Read John 12:1-8 and then share your comments Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:23:05 EST August 27 2017 Scripture readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67335817 August 27 2017 Scripture readings <BR> <BR> Read John 11:45-57 and then share your thoughts on the chat room this forum Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:16:46 EST August 26 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67335811 August 26 2017 Scripture Readings <BR> <BR> Read John 11:1-44 and then share your comments Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:14:49 EST August 25 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67335807 August 25 2017 Scripture Readings <BR> <BR> Read John 10:31-42 and then share your thoughts on the chat room on this forum Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:13:01 EST August 24 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67335803 August 24 2017 Scripture Readings <BR> <BR> Read John 10:22-30 and then share your thoughts on the chat room for this forum Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:11:23 EST August 23 2017 Scripture reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67335798 August 23 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 10:19-21 and then share your thoughts on the chat room in this forum Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:09:39 EST August 22 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67335789 August 22 2017 Scripture readings <BR> <BR> Read John 10:1-18 and then share your thoughts on the chat room in this forum Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:07:59 EST August 21 2017 scripture readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67335775 August 21 2017 scripture readings <BR> <BR> Read John 9:13-41 and then share your thoughts on the chat room in this forum. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:06:02 EST Resources http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x67332410 This is a new thread and would appreciate everyone putting any helpful resources with a link to articles on this thread. <BR> <BR> Any article with regard to healthy eating / menu planning / exercise would be a benefit to us all so let's see what we can put up on this thread <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:05:26 EST August 20 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67330965 August 20 2017 Scripture Readings <BR> <BR> Read John 9:1-12 and then share your thoughts on the Chat room for August readings Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:49:33 EST August 19 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67330956 August 19 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 8:1-59 and then share your thoughts on Chat room for August readings Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:46:41 EST August 18 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67330947 August 18 2017 Scripture Readings <BR> <BR> Read John 7:41-52 and then share your thoughts Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:44:36 EST August 17 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67330940 August 17 2017 Scripture Readings <BR> <BR> Read John 7:30-39 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:42:50 EST August 16 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67330927 August 16 2017 Scripture Readings <BR> <BR> Read John 7:1-29 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:40:23 EST August 15 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67323544 August 15 2017 Scripture reading <BR> <BR> Read John 6:41-71 <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Aug 2017 15:58:10 EST August 14 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67323534 August 14 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 6:22 - 40 <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Aug 2017 15:55:55 EST August 13 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67323527 August 13 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 6:1 - 21 <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Aug 2017 15:53:42 EST August 12 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67323511 August 12 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 5:19-47 Wed, 9 Aug 2017 15:51:11 EST August 11 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67323506 August 11 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 5:10-18 Wed, 9 Aug 2017 15:49:01 EST Chat room for Oct - Nov 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x67317959 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b3995efe-9edc-49e6-b3bf-8f670c01eb64.jpg"> Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:57:37 EST August 10 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67317941 August 10 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 5:1-9 and then share your thoughts Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:52:51 EST August 9 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67317911 August 9 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 4:43 - 54 and then share your thoughts Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:46:23 EST August 8 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67317905 August 8 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 4:1-42 and then share your thoughts Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:44:58 EST August 7 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67317895 August 7 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 3:22-36 and then share your thoughts Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:43:12 EST August 6 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67317883 August 6 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 3: 1-21 and then share your thoughts Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:41:22 EST August 5 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67317867 August 5 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 2:12-25 and then share your thoughts Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:38:37 EST August 4 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67317853 August 4 2017 Scripture Readings <BR> <BR> Read John 2:1-11 and then share your thoughts Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:35:39 EST August 3 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67317828 August 3 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 1:35 - 51 and then share your thoughts Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:29:14 EST August 2 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67317821 August 2 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> Read John 1:19 - 34 and then share your thoughts Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:27:45 EST Chat room for Aug. - Sept. 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67317800 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ab04095-087a-4285-a09f-4d5740bbac0a.jpg"> Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:20:47 EST Chat Room for December 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67317783 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87aa4bf3-ea5c-43b7-b755-0c4aa2815700.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is the thread for comments on Scripture Readings in December 2017 Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:13:52 EST Links to December 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67317778 December 1 2017 Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:12:02 EST August 1 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67317764 August 1 2017 Scripture Reading <BR> <BR> <BR> Share your thoughts on John 1:1-18 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Aug 2017 18:06:27 EST *** Challenge #2 **** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x67317723 **** Challenge #2 **** <BR> <BR> What does your food plan consist of? When did you start it and how much have you lost since you started it? Tue, 8 Aug 2017 17:50:08 EST August 12 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67311503 August 12 2017 <BR> <BR> Read John 5: 19 - 47 <BR> <BR> Share your thoughts Mon, 7 Aug 2017 16:44:41 EST August 11 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67311498 August 11 20107 <BR> <BR> Read John 5:10 -18 <BR> <BR> Share your thoughts Mon, 7 Aug 2017 16:43:07 EST Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67311489 Day 10 <BR> <BR> Read John 5:1 -9 <BR> <BR> Share your thoughts on these verses <BR> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 16:41:33 EST Links to May - June 2018 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67310760 <em>30</em> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 14:11:05 EST Links to May - Jun 2018 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67307447 <em>30</em> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 01:09:17 EST Links to March - April 2018 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67307445 <em>30</em> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 01:07:03 EST Links to Sept - Oct 2018 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x67307426 <em>30</em> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 00:59:11 EST Links to December 2017 Scripture Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67307408 <em>30</em> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 00:48:01 EST Links to Oct - Novembver 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67307403 <em>30</em> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 00:47:02 EST August 9 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67307267 August 9 2017 <BR> <BR> Read John 4:43 - 54 <BR> <BR> Share you comments Mon, 7 Aug 2017 00:09:20 EST August 8 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67307266 August 8 2017 <BR> <BR> Read John 4:1 - 42 <BR> <BR> Share your comments <BR> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 00:08:28 EST August 7 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67307259 August 7 2017 <BR> <BR> Read John 3:22 - 36 <BR> <BR> Share your comments Mon, 7 Aug 2017 00:05:53 EST August 6 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67307250 August 6 2017 <BR> <BR> Read John 3:1 - 21 <BR> <BR> Share your comments Mon, 7 Aug 2017 00:03:45 EST August 5 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67307246 August 5 2017 <BR> <BR> Read John 2:12 - 25 <BR> <BR> Share your thoughts Mon, 7 Aug 2017 00:02:13 EST August 5 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67307235 August 5 2017 <BR> <BR> Read Luke 9:59-60 <BR> <BR> Share your thoughts Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:57:54 EST August 4 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67307230 August 4 2017 <BR> <BR> Read John 2:1 - 11 <BR> <BR> Share your thoughts Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:56:04 EST August 3 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67307225 August 3 2017 <BR> <BR> Read John 1:35 - 51 <BR> <BR> Share your thoughts <BR> Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:54:35 EST August 2 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67307219 August 2 2017 <BR> <BR> Read John 1:19 - 34 <BR> <BR> Share your thoughts Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:52:48 EST August 1 2017 Scripture Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x67307212 August 1 2017 <BR> <BR> Read John 1:1-18 <BR> <BR> Share your thoughts Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:50:49 EST Links for July - August 2017 Scripture readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x67307201 <em>30</em> Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:48:38 EST Links to Jan - Feb 2018 Scripture readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x67307195 <em>30</em> Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:47:03 EST ** Exercise Record ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x67307135 We all know that we have to have a healthy eating plan and also incorporate exercise into our daily routine. <BR> <BR> This is a place where you can have a running total of minutes spend exercising. <BR> <BR> Please note: DO NOT include daily normal activities such as house cleaning, gardening, shoveling snow though this is exercise but it is part of what you have to do to survive. Your exercise should be over and above what your normal day would be. Such as doing an intentional 3 mile wa... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:37:38 EST ** Weigt Record ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x67307107 We assume you are a member of this group for 2 reasons - could be more - 2 that come to mind are <BR> <BR> 1) get closer to the Lord by fellowshipping with other believers <BR> <BR> 2) on spark people to get motivate to lose weight and then to maintain your new weight <BR> <BR> On saying that this is the place to record you weight - each month you should have a starting weight and then again a weight for the end. <BR> <BR> When you record your weight and then come to update it - scroll ... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:33:48 EST **** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x67307045 **** edited not need thread Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:19:57 EST ******* Challenge #1 ******* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x67307026 ****** Challenge #1 ******* <BR> <BR> Name one lifestyle change you have made in the last 30 days - post your answer on the Introduce yourself Chat Room (#3 sticky) Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:16:04 EST marilyns69 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x67306958 Hi my name is Marilyn and I am a senior as you can see by my username. <BR> <BR> I am a co-leader of this team <BR> <BR> I have been a member of Spark people for over 10 years and am just now getting it as to losing the weight and the support from the wonderful people here <BR> <BR> I have been married to a wonderful man since 1983 <BR> <BR> We have 4 children (2 my husband brought to the marriage) = 3 daughters 1 son <BR> <BR> We have 6 beautiful grandchildren = 4 handsome grandsons an... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:08:44 EST Hello from South Dakota http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x67219423 I am new to this forum. I believe we all can use some encouragement! I hope to be able to be an encouragement to someone. I have been on SP for a while...met my goal but lost the drive and gained almost all the weight back. A trip to the doctor and pre diabetic diagnosis got me back on the site. I need to read Phil 4:13 each day.." I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:52:19 EST Hello From Illinois! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x67035028 Hello All! My Name is Manda! I am new to Spark People! I am excited to start this journey with everyone!!! Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:02:45 EST prayer request for James Germiquet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x67010198 hi... I'm new to this spark people group. I am asking for all of your prayers (please and thank you) for my husband. he is sick right now. he has a fever and has problems standing up. he is nauseous too. please pray for him to get better. his name is James Germiquet. thank you. <BR> <BR> amen. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 04:55:50 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x66996838 Hi! My name is Tina, I'm in love with JESUS! My second loves are my husband, children and their spouses and GRANDSONS! Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:42:11 EST Hi there - i'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x66826404 I also have tried Sparkpeople about 10 times. I have found it helpful but never stuck to it long enough to make a difference. Also i have never joined a Forum before. this time i am really serious. I have gained weight lately - alarming me!!! My life is changing these days as i need to care for my husband now. I have retired from my work and even pulled back from some volunteering i was doing. So, i am around home most of the time. i need to find ways to eat properly and exercise regu... Wed, 17 May 2017 17:27:01 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x66685751 My name is Maria, I am 35 and I'm a stay at home mom. I think I've tried spark people like 10 times, I really want to stick with it this time. I want to be healthier and have more energy. I'm only 35 but my body feels much older, I want to get into shape so I don't feel so crappy all the time!! I'm glad to join this group! Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:51:30 EST Howdy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x66682732 Hello from Texas, ya'll. <BR> <BR> I'm a Christian single mother of a smart, iron-willed teenage girl. I'm also plowing my way through college, working my way towards a degree in counseling. On top of that, I'm homeschooling my girl, which is finally starting to get fun. (Science class gives us an excellent excuse for doing crazy things like playing around with electricity.) <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I have an entire person's worth of weight to lose, which is why I'm here. My kiddo le... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:09:17 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x66433100 Hi, I'm Lisa. I am looking for support and to give support. Most importantly, I'm looking for those who share my faith in God. I'm glad to be here and feel like this group is a good match. Thanks for reading and feel free to add me as a Spark Friend. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:39:22 EST Sharing Christian Living incentives during 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x66190873 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c4fac4d6-3b90-4e90-ba00-d84ff37e0a99.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to this thread. Feel free to share any incentives, problems, encouragements, and/or just a daily note with us so we can reactivate this thread. <BR> <BR> Proverbs 15:30---A cheerful look brings joy to the heart and gives health to the bones. <BR> <BR> Elsie Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:42:30 EST WHO'S NOT TIRED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x66184743 <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TIRED Tue, 7 Feb 2017 13:46:52 EST Hello from Missouri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x66116939 I am going to post todays blog as an introduction. <BR> <BR> I am a 56 soon to 57 year old male. I am 6 foot tall and weigh 474 pounds. I have many medical issues, all related to or caused by my weight and poor lifestyle choices, or due to the treatment of these conditions. <BR> <BR> I am married to my wife of over 34 years, ( was married once before for a short time ). I have 1 daughter form my first marriage . She is married with 2 sons and lives in Texas. <BR> My wife and I have a son, ... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 08:06:40 EST Hi from WV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x65854992 Hi y'all <BR> I'm 38, 251... stay at home mommy of a soon to be 4 year old. She turns 4 on the 29th. :) I need accountability partners. Motivation would be grea. What works for you? Cause I feel stuck at this weight. My goal is 200. Then 180 then 150 or 160 unless I look too skinny. Mmhmm it could happen. Lol I'm 5ft 7.5. <BR> <BR> I just want to be healthier, happier...I am a struggling with depression due to low self esteem that I shouldn't have..Christian. I want my kiddo to grow up bet... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 20:04:03 EST Hello new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x65724031 Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is Janel and I live in Utah. I attend a non-denominational Christian Church that has a lot of great people. I have begun a new journey towards slimming down and like all facets of my life, I want Christ to be a part of it. I am giving him my all. My worries and my stress as well as my excitedness and happiness to change into being what He wants me to be. I am also doing this because I want to enjoy my health and my family for years to come. I can't wait to meet you a... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:22:49 EST Afraid of growing old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x65595502 I'm so afraid of growing old because I am single and childless! I will never have children of my own either because I have already menopaused. Plus I don't even earn enough to support myself, so adoption is out too! <BR> <BR> I'm so afraid that when I grow too old to help myself that I won't even be able to afford to walk to a nice nursing home because I can't pay! <BR> <BR> I know that it's too soon to worry now but I'm on dialysis and I will be on dialysis for the rest of my life. My pare... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 03:51:11 EST Interesting reassurance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x65515100 <BR> Excellent article on casting your cares on God! <BR> <BR> <link>www.crosswalkmail.com/ViewMessage.do<BR>?m=rkk cljvwgt&amp;r=vpyhvpvrpfhk&amp;s=adbtksmpt<BR>btml pwyzgvrvmsldzzlbhmvkkw&amp;q=1477301113&am<BR>p;a=view </link> Tue, 1 Nov 2016 05:17:52 EST books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x65400903 I would like to recommend a couple books I recently read one by Shiela Walsh on the longing I love how she teaches with the use offthe story from the bible as she tells about her own challenges in life. Another is a different writer the uninvited I have yet to read it all , thou Sat, 15 Oct 2016 09:16:30 EST Good afternoon and blessings to you all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x65375605 I'm a returning member after taking a hiatus for a few years. Many changes have taken place and now it's time to get back to basics such as: My faith accountability and my weight. <BR> I Live in Lenoir NC with my husband, a friend who fell on hard times, and 3 cats. We currently attend a Cowboy Church in Lenior that is very Bible based, friendly, with an excellent pastor. <BR> We are all sons and daughters of the King who need each other. <BR> Thanks for the team. <BR> Linda Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:04:03 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x65271508 Hello All <BR> My name is Olga and I am new to this group. I have just restarted my journey on the road to wellness. I am back on Spark because I am helping a good friend of mine. She had no idea Sparkpeople was here! It is fun to see all the new groups and settings that are available now. <BR> I hope this will be a daily thing. It is so nice to have Christian friends to talk to. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:20:56 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x65271482 I just joined Spark People tonight but I am halfway through my weight loss already. I love Jesus and God is teaching me to love and take care of myself. Grateful to be here and hoping to meet people to be encouraged by and to encourage. <em>524</em> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:13:19 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x65037700 Hello, I am Kenya and I am looking to start a healthy lifestyle with help fro God and peers. <em>524</em> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:34:15 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x64848795 I'm 68 and from the Ozarks in Missouri.I have had a real problem with gluttony and have given this problem to God. I am hoping with the support of this team I can be successful. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:33:24 EST Checking In, and New Blog Posted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x64705550 Hello, All! <BR> <BR> Well, it's been over 2 weeks, and I've been pretty quiet. Not that quiet, I've been tracking and exercising every day, but darn it if I just haven't been able to get on and post. <BR> <BR> So I've posted a nice update in my blog. Please feel free to read and comment. <BR> <BR> I will be more diligent about keeping in touch in the future! <BR> <BR> Peace, <BR> Tom Wed, 6 Jul 2016 02:06:30 EST Hello, All! (The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x64595802 Hello, All! My name is Tom. OK, there is the short version of my introduction, so feel free to stop reading now. For those who are more stalwart of soul, feel free to read on! <BR> <BR> I guess I’ll start with where I am now. I’ve used Sparkpeople in the past, with varying levels of success. My most recent go at it, under another screen name, did pretty well for a while, and then I found all the weight that I had lost. I’m sitting now at about 306 (as of yesterday morning). Of course ... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:45:20 EST Thank God for my data plan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x64413659 The dialysis center I go to has stopped providing free wifi! That's why I m so thankful for my data plan! I can't watch Korean drama anymore though bcoz it would cost too much! Tue, 24 May 2016 20:30:03 EST How can I be a good Christian Wife?!? Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x64336621 I have realized recently that even though I believe myself to be a faithful Christian and a good wife...I am not a good Christian wife. I am not submissive. I am not respectful. I am not honorable to my husband. I subvert the decision making process by always trying to have my way. I interrupt when he is working with the children. I do not listen to him appropriately and I do not humble myself before my husband. <BR> <BR> I am first confessing my sins to fellow believers and asking for your... Fri, 13 May 2016 17:39:00 EST prayer request for my Son Joshua http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x64293956 Joshua Moved back fro New York a little over a year ago and has had a very hard time finding a job in his industry here in the Chicago area . it is in Hotel hospitality...... He came back to be closer to family, he is living back home with me, he helps around the house and is a hard worker. He will move back to New York where these jobs are easier to come by, but he wants to stay here .... Please pray he finds some thing soon. Sat, 7 May 2016 13:01:05 EST spit or chew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x64275119 Spit if you dislike or chew if you like <BR> <BR> Answer and leave a food for the next person. <BR> <BR> <BR> devil eggs? Wed, 4 May 2016 21:25:36 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x64238758 I just dropped my daughter off at school for a choir competition that's 3 hours away. The weather here in Texas is not supposed to be great today and they will be driving in the dark there and back. Can I ask for prayers of safety for their travel today? Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:23:44 EST Question for upcoming mission trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x64144207 Hi, everyone. In July, I'm going on a mission trip, and I'm super excited! I'm a bit concerned about the flight, though. I'm flying from Chicago to London, most likely on an Aer Lingus plane with 17-inch wide seats. I'm currently around 230 and 5'3", and I hope to be down to 220 pounds or less by then. At my current weight, I usually wear a size 20 (2X), but sometimes an 18 or 22/3X. I've only ever flown on one trip before (with Southwest), and I think I was around 215 pounds. Do you guys thi... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 00:02:55 EST The Lord's Table course http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x63995611 I will be doing the Lord's Table Course - if you think you might be interested in joining me, you can find more info here <BR> <BR> <link>sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_message<BR>board_thread.asp?board=31258x66674x639<BR>94066 </link> <BR> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:59:02 EST One of those days.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x63969312 Sometimes when I have a craving the only way to deal with it is to eat enough that I feel almost sick. I don't mean throwing up, just feeling so full I feel sick. It didn't get that extreme because I only bought one box. It was those lemon bars. <BR> <BR> They shouldn't be that hard to make but I never get around to it. Same with other weaknesses that would still be unhealthy if I made them but at least better than boxed, processed food. <BR> <BR> I hate it when I have those cravings. ... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:03:45 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x63969120 I'm live in Marietta, GA and am pleased to join this team. I have two small children (7 and 3) and work full-time. I'm active in my church and love the Lord very much. I need help and encouragement with making the right food choices during the day and almost binge eating at night. My weakness is sugar and I know my body is addicted to it at this point. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about a year ago and often feel tired and sore. It is not unmanageable but I feel it contributes to m... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:26:23 EST I desperately need prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x63607711 I really hate to sound selfish, but I could use some prayers right now. This has been an absolutely horrible week! Tuesday I had a really bad asthma attack at work and was sent to urgent care. After waiting about 30-40 minutes from the time we entered the urgent care, I was taken to a room. Then, about 15 minutes later the nurse practitioner came in. She listened to me and said I wasn't getting any air in my lungs. She ordered a breathing treatment. It took like another 20 minutes to get the ... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 21:22:33 EST Philippians 4:6-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x63601489 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. <BR> Philippians 4:6-7 NLT Fri, 5 Feb 2016 03:55:54 EST Finding Clear Guidance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x63593543 Finding Clear Guidance <BR> <BR> Psalms 25:12 <BR> <BR> How can you be sure you’re making the right decision? Sometimes it may seem as if God plays hide and seek when we’re trying to know His will, but that’s not the way He operates. He wants to give us clear direction. The real question is, What do you need to do to hear His voice? <BR> <BR> Clear the pathway. We have two main obstacles that hinder our discernment: sin in our life and our own strong desires about the situation. To receive... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 04:47:40 EST 1 John 2:15-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x63585172 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. <BR> 1 John 2:15-16 NLT Wed, 3 Feb 2016 05:33:05 EST The Throne of Glory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x63576424 The Throne of Glory <BR> <BR> 1 John 1:1-4 <BR> <BR> When you pray, how do you approach God? Numerous Christians visualize a holy, righteous being and approach Him with feelings of fear, unworthiness, and reluctance. On the other hand, many believers picture the Lord as a pal and talk to Him with little reverence. <BR> <BR> Neither approach is healthy. Our finite minds cannot fully grasp that God is both loving and holy. Let’s first explore the holy, fear-provoking side of the Lord. As you... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 03:41:24 EST Ephesians 4:1-3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x63559338 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. <BR> Ephesians 4:1-3 NLT Sun, 31 Jan 2016 04:53:17 EST Am I Looking To God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x63533664 Am I Looking To God? <BR> <BR> Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says, "Look to Me, and be saved . . . ." The greatest difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and His blessings are what make it so difficult. Troubles almost always make us look to God, but His blessings tend to divert our attention elsewhere. The basic lesson of the Sermon on the Mount is to narrow all your interests until your mind, heart, and body are focused on Jesus Christ. "Look t... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:46:55 EST 1 Peter 5:8-9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x63519646 January 25, 2016 <BR> Verse of the Day <BR> <BR> Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are. <BR> 1 Peter 5:8-9 NLT Tue, 26 Jan 2016 03:03:19 EST Update on my friend Brad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x63510612 Update on my friend Brad. He is out of ICU and his kidneys are working a lot better. Thank you to all of you who were praying. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:22:46 EST prayer request for a friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x63507839 I have a very dear friend who is on the verge of divorce. She is in her late 50s and has 2 young children they adopted from China. She is in a situation that is emotionally abusive and doesn't know how to get out of it and still have the life she wants. She is feeling this pressure from her husband, siblings, and his siblings. It is almost like they are all ganging up on her. Granted, I only know one side of the story, but she is the one that knows more about child-rearing than her husband. T... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 17:53:09 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x63498535 Good snowy afternoon everyone! <BR> <BR> I am snowed in today, which is a perfect day for lurking on Spark. I have about 130 lbs to lose to be down to 150. At this point, my intermediate goal is to get below 200. I have not been below 200 since probably high school. I am interested in getting an accountability group started where we post every day 2 things we have done towards our weight loss goals. For Christmas, my mom got me the Spark calendar. I have found that to be very helpful. For th... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 12:52:54 EST Urgent prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x63477241 My friend Brad has a really bad infection throughout his body, and may not make it. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:09:03 EST Impossible brother! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x63428822 My brother is impossible! He flys off the handle for no reason and he doesn't respect me or my parents! He doesn't even talk normally but gesticulates like a monkey and raises his voice unecessarily! And he does this ALL the time! I don't know why he is such an angry person! <BR> <BR> I used to think he wasn't like this at work at least but I heard from his workmates he sometimes does this at work too! I am concerned because I don't want him to lose his job or die from a heart attack! Being ... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 23:34:01 EST Optimistic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x63403598 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/466351f2-7f90-4be9-85c6-943f183d70bd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hi! I'm Di (pronounced dye or die never dee), I'm 62 and living in Tucson. I have 120 pounds to lose and they say I can do it by April 2018. I also have stage 1 breast cancer. I am trusting the Lord to make the hormone blockers an effective treatment until we can make arrangements for me to have surgery to remove it. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:35:50 EST question about money worshi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x63390544 Is it considered money worship if you are only wanting to be able to pay your bills and take care of what you have been given by the Lord? Jesus said to give to Caesar what was his. Wouldn't paying your bills be similar? I don't feel like I should be anywhere when I keep hearing that you have to give money to this church and this radio when you don't have enough to keep the bills paid. Last week the pastor where I was at church said that doing things to help with the church didn't count, ... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:44:42 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x63358843 Thank you for all the warm welcomes, I've been so confused with this huge Spark People site! I hope it's OK to friend people without asking them first. I think I'll start asking! I think I'll like it here, and I'll get used to this. One of my favorite things is to sit in front of a computer screen, really, and that's one of my problems!!! <em>20</em> Wed, 6 Jan 2016 15:59:09 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x63337412 I just joined---I've 'dieted' all my life and I'm heavier than ever. I never dreamed I'd get this heavy but I went through a very bad time in my life and didn't deal with it at all well, ate and drank my way to 300+ pounds. I hate what I've done and it's a struggle to reverse the damage. I need prayer and some friends. This is my last chance, I damaged my health badly! Mon, 4 Jan 2016 10:53:07 EST Prayers For My Son http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x63238687 My son is going through a bad time right now. He is in his second year of college right now. He had a girlfriend, his first one ever this year and they broke up last week during finals week. I didn't even know about her until this past weekend. I overheard him talking on the phone to a friend about feeling down and dark days and how he wouldn't commit suicide because that is too easy, but it had crossed his mind. He had gone outdoors to talk to this friend and when I heard the door close I we... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:36:04 EST Bonus Team Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x63236505 50 bonus points for the team today! <em>104</em> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:47:28 EST Death of a family friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x63208584 I just found out that a friend of my family passed away on Tuesday evening, so would like prayers for the person's family and mine. Thu, 17 Dec 2015 05:16:27 EST Christian Book Reviews http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x63205234 "The Case for Christmas" - Lee Strobel <BR> <BR> This one is hard for me to rate.... I give it a 1/5 and a 4.5/5. I'll explain in a bit. <BR> <BR> Lee Strobel is a brilliant author, most known for his other books "The Case for a Creator" in which he basically scientifically proves the absolute impossiblity of evolution, and scientific proof for creation. "The Case for a Christ" in which he historically proves that accuracy of the Bible and existence of Jesus Christ. He also authored "The ... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:11:29 EST Prayer for my toe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x63180183 I would like prayer for my big toe on my right foot. I don't know if I bruised it, or if something else is going on. I ask for prayers that God can heal it. Otherwise I will be calling my doctor to get it checked out in case it is something. I also pray that if there is something wrong that it will be an easy fix. Sun, 13 Dec 2015 03:40:12 EST Requesting Prayer this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x63175198 Hello everyone, <BR> I haven't posted here before, but I have three pretty big prayer requests this week that I am trusting for the Lord's faithfulness, but I'm still having anxiety about. I feel like God is steering me toward other believers for prayer and strength. <BR> <BR> The first request is a job. I don't have one, and I am almost out of money. I don't have enough to make it through January. There is one specifically I applied for that is my dream job, but I do not know if it is God'... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 09:22:13 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x62997090 My name is Dustie. I'm joining spark people with the hope of finding encouragement to be the best me in all areas of my life. I am a born again Christian, wife and mother of 3 young children. I have always struggled with my weight. I am currently heavier than I ever have been and its starting to take a toll on my health and preventing me from being the mother I want to be. The last five or six years have been a struggle for me. I've changed a lot but in some areas I have changed for the worst... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:22:49 EST Is Feng Shui considered Divination? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x62829835 My Dad is a strong believer in Feng Shui. I was thinking of getting the 2016 almanac for him. But now I am thinking that I shouldn't encourage him but he will buy it every year anyway. <BR> <BR> He is upset with me atm and I was thinking of getting it for as a peace offering but now I feel guilthy. Am I betraying the Lord by this? Mon, 26 Oct 2015 07:15:36 EST HI! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x62666110 My name is Edith, excited to be a part of this team! <BR> Be Encouraged....... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:21:50 EST Hi!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x62613709 Hi, my name is Marisa. I recently lost 10 pounds, think I've gained back 4 so here I am trying again. My biggest obstacle is a lack of consistency. I compromise too much and it affects my goals. Any prayers you have for me in that area are greatly appreciated! <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 23:22:23 EST 46 y.o. female 5'0" needs to lose 70 lb http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x62379813 Hi there. My name is Stacy. My husband and I are missionaries in Tennessee. I love God, love my husband, love my 4 grown children, and love my 3 dogs and 2 cats....but I need help loving me. My constant battle with the love of food and lack of activity has put me at an all time high of 176 lbs after losing down to 120 pounds 3 years ago. Some of my struggles are a husband that is naturally skinny, living quite a ways from town (gym/friends), and the fact that I bummed up my ankle on the ... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:17:24 EST TRIVIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17916x96x62362375 This isn't exactly fun and games but found no place to put this. <BR> If you do the trivia on the points lineup you know how much you can learn about a healthy lifestyle. <BR> It teaches you many things. <BR> Maybe at the beginning you don't know the answers but at the side they give an explanation of each question answered wrongly. <BR> They repeat the same questions over and over so you begin doing better as you know some of the answers. <BR> It is fun and as we post we are kind of account... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:40:54 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x62360572 HI, My Name is Jaime. I am just starting Jimmy Pena's Prayfit 33 day challenge thing. I think it will be motivating. I got DVD's so that I can do them any time of the day. I also got a toning challenge one. They're rated pretty well, and they're Christian. So, I'm happy. It's good to meet you all. I am looking at short goals. Long term goal is to get from around 280 to 175ish. Short term goal, to get healthy with Jimmy Pena, and see what turns out :-) <BR> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:47:32 EST Daily Devotional http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x62323589 Wake up every morning. Get down on your knees. Praise God and ask him what you can do for HIM today. Be HIS vessel. <em>334</em> <em>521</em> Sun, 23 Aug 2015 16:02:54 EST Do you ever skip church? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x62265428 And do you feel guilty abt it? As a rule, I go to church nearly every Sunday morning but sometimes I just feel so tired that I skip it. <BR> <BR> Why does it have to be in the morning? I would be more inclined to go if it was Saturday evening! Sun, 16 Aug 2015 03:50:34 EST I hate my life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x62218118 I am on dialysis, thus, I have to limit my fluids to 500ml a day. As you can see, I am not allowed to drink much. To make matters worse, I hardly urinate now. My weight has been climbing up and up and up, esp during weekends. <BR> <BR> I go for dialysis on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Which means the weekends are 2 days dialysis free. I normally weigh abt 61kgs plus on Mondays. Lately, though, I weigh 63kgs plus on Mondays. My main problem is Mondays. Currently, my target weigh after di... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 01:08:16 EST Need some help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x62210578 I'm having trouble staying motivated. Lots of health problems but I know if I could get to doing some light exercise and watching diet, it would help. Anyone have any suggestions? Sun, 9 Aug 2015 06:39:30 EST prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x62166043 Needing prayer going through a battle and depression is getting me down.. Mon, 3 Aug 2015 13:26:36 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x62160589 <em>524</em> I am new to this group. I am married and I am 34 and over weight. I am looking forward to getting started on my journey. I know this group will be helpful. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 21:40:35 EST what's your routine? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x62081890 Hi all, I'd like to get some input on people's diet/exercise plans. What has worked for you? I've tried them all! Low fat, low carb, low cal...I've been doing this since I was 12 (the flash backs of Slim-fast are traumatizing!) I am desperate to find what works for me that I can maintain the rest of my life. My father died at a young age (48) from a heart attack and I know I am heading down the same road. I need to make changes before it's to late. I have started walking in the past couple we... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:19:39 EST New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x62076517 Hi all, I'm Erica. I've been on and off with Sparkpeople for a few years now. My teams always seem to wither away and become inactive and I get discouraged and take a long break from the site. I decided to give another shot and found this team. It looks fairly active so I thought I'd give it a try. I am a 40 year old Christian, single woman with 2 girls (both grown, out of school but still at home) and I have about 140 pounds to lose. I'm looking for motivation and support and, of course, new... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 03:50:20 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x62048632 Hey Y'all. I just joined and am now headed to Church. Im Laina. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:49:37 EST Seeking True Stories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x62039715 Hi, team! I am trying to learn more about how the Holy Spirit helps mothers. If you or anyone you know has had an experience in which the Holy Spirit has spoken to you clearly and directly regarding your child, please email me. I would also appreciate it if you could spread the word to your church and other Christian women you know. Thank you so much! Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:50:52 EST Cajon Pass fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x62038100 Good morning team! <BR> <BR> (I decided to start a new thread about this. I dont know how to delete the post I just made in the other thread.) <BR> <BR> We had an awful freeway fire yesterday in my area. It was heartbreaking to watch the live footage of the destruction a brush fire can do. There are still many misplaced people this morning in the Cajon Pass area. <BR> <BR> Let's pray for them...."Dear heavenly Father, please send your angels (human and heavenly) to these stranded people th... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 09:30:23 EST Song Title/Art ist-HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x62032306 Hi, All - I wondered if someone could help me out <em>303</em> I've heard a song on Family Life Radio several times over the last few weeks and I love it. The problem is they have never given the song title and artist when I'm listening. One line of the song is "........You have been my God through all of this." I'm thinking the tittle might be in that line?? Anyway, if anyone knows the title of this song I would really appreciate it - if you know the artist, that would be a bonus! Thanks... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:05:28 EST Admitting I'm not alone: A Wonderful Discovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x62024915 All my life I have been wanting to do things on my own. I get a sense of satisfaction that if I do it all by myself then I am truly a wonderful person. <BR> <BR> Did this mentality line up with God's Word? No. Jesus devotes a whole chapter in the Bible about "abiding in Him" John 15 <BR> <BR> He also says in Matt 11:29 "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me" how do I do it? <BR> <BR> Well that's why I am at Spark people I want to learn how to do it and also be apart of a community that i... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:30:33 EST California Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x62000827 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am Shellie from Southern CA. I just joined the team this morning. I hope to meet other Christian ladies. I have been a member of SP for awhile now but a new friend I made on here yesterday told me about this Christian section. I hope you all have a blessed day! Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:31:10 EST PLEASE PRAY FOR MY PASTOR :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x61990654 Good Morning :) Gonna be in Church online soon you are welcome to join our pastor is in the Ukraine please be praying for his safety many months back he was there and the new president of the country got saved :) I know he is called to go there however I know they are fighting there so keep him lifted up Curry Blake Thank you all :) Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:55:45 EST JESUS LOVES YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x61981613 &#8206;Saturday, &#8206;11 &#8206;July, &#8206;2015 <BR> I have been reading in Matthew and studying and in James with my granddaughter , Nothing has changed you know ,,, Jesus went about doing good and the enemies of the cross hated him ,, It is still the same the enemy is constanlty trying to change good to bad ,, we the Children of the most high who have accepted Jesus as Savior and have given our life to walk as he instructs us must keep our eyes on why we are still here ,, we have work... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 08:07:04 EST Greetings from Minnesota! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x61940900 Hello and greetings from Northern Minnesota! I just move to Minnesota last year and I love the peace and quiet up here. There is a wonderful church just down the road. I love reading, cooking, hiking, canoeing when I can, socializing and creating stuff. I am looking forward to meeting others on this team. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:39:26 EST What Book Are You Reading Now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x61927590 I am currently reading Lee Strobel's new book, "A Case for Grace." I've cried my way through the first three chapters and sincerely hope I'll have more time to devote to reading it in the coming week. Strobel, as always, uses his background as an investigative reporter to search out the topic - in this instance, God's ever-flowing grace to His children. Like the Case for Creation, Case for Christ, Case for Christmas and the Case for Faith, Lee Strobel interviews real people and presents und... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 20:00:45 EST WE MUST STAND http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x61917396 Good Morning , <BR> So many have come to me upset over the new developements in our goverment ,, I will say this we know as the Bride of Christ that one of 2 things will Happen ,, #1 2 Chronicles7: 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. <BR> God means us not the world ,,, MY people he said .. so if we his people r... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:33:52 EST WE NEED TO PRAY ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x61908054 Good Morning Looks rainy here however I feel its all the smoke we need to pray for God to let it rain in Calif and Alaska and Washington where all the fires are burning ,, Father in Jesus name we need it to rain in these places that have Fires and Droughts ,, Thank you Father ,, Have a awesome day :) Be a Blessing to someone :) Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:57:05 EST Hello, I'm Tina . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x61594684 I am returning to Spark People after an absence. I'm dealing with plenty of stressful circumstances, which are: <BR> <BR> 1. Several health problems, including possible adrenal fatigue, back pain, sleep apnea, obesity (which is why I'm on this website!), and chronic bladder pain (a condition called interstitial cystitis, which I've lived with for nearly 25 years). <BR> 2. A teenager with high-functioning autism, and my associated worries about his adulthood. <BR> 3. Depression, which I've al... Tue, 26 May 2015 20:32:04 EST IN TIMES OF NEED :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x61556944 &#8206;Friday, &#8206;May &#8206;22, &#8206;2015 <BR> Good Morning all , <BR> wow so much going on in the news sometimes I just have to step back and take a deep breath and spend time with Our Father God ,,,, it could overwhelm one ,, I have been joining in the prayer and fasting For Our Brothers and Sisters and our country ,,, Oh Father we need to be awakened ,, and repent ,,,When I start to get overwhelmed by anything this is the verse I turn to <BR> <BR> PHILIPPIANS CHAPTER 4 : 8 Fin... Fri, 22 May 2015 09:42:59 EST My name is Vicki http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x61522269 I am now introducing myself to LOW GLYCEMIC food choices. <BR> Does anyone have good ideas about breakfast choices and lunch. I can figure out the evening meals ok. <BR> What about snacks????????? <BR> What about GOOD salad dressings either to make or already prepared????? Mon, 18 May 2015 13:25:45 EST Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x61499019 Isaiah 40 Fri, 15 May 2015 19:43:39 EST BIBLE TRIVIA ANYONE ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x61494714 God our Father Physically wrote something 3 times in the Bible .The first 2 were on tablets , what did he write the 3rd time ? Fri, 15 May 2015 09:24:01 EST HOW ABOUT SOME BIBLE TRIVIA ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x61486159 Fill in the Blank ,,,,,I THESSALONIANS CHAPTER 5 : 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a ______________ <BR> Thu, 14 May 2015 09:40:48 EST Inspirational Movies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x61460651 Fireproof <BR> <em>529</em> Mon, 11 May 2015 13:36:32 EST PLEASE PRAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x61299875 Friends, please join me in praying for my sparkfriend FERRETLOVER1's (Judy) baby grand-nephew named Finley. <BR> <BR> Let's pray prayers of faith for this child! <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:45:45 EST Prayer requests http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x61280121 Good morning everyone, <BR> <BR> I met with a nutritionist last week and it was pretty overwhelming information. <BR> I need to develop food plans to lower my blood sugar, limited because of IBS, etc. and high cholesterol. Please pray I can be discipline and I'm asking for accountability. <BR> <BR> take care <BR> Diana Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:35:47 EST Working Out on an Empty Stomach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x61207740 Hello everyone! I need your opinion. How many of you prefer to work out on an empty stomach? My goal is to lose 60 lbs by doing it the old fashion way - diet and exercise, no pills. I get up every morning at 5 AM w/o eating breakfast and walk on the treadmill for 30-35 mins 5 days a week and strength training twice a week. After working out, I may eat a bowl of oatmeal if I have time before I leave for work or eat a cereal/protein bar if I don't have the time. Honestly, I 'm really not a brea... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:39:32 EST God will take care of you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x61112332 I woke up really late today. As a result, I didn't have time to eat lunch. I arrived in the dialysis center hungry but before I left the house, I packed some fried rice that my Mom cooked, intending for it to be my lunch. <BR> <BR> My friend whatsapped me to ask me to Church for Good Friday service. I will be going straight after dialysis. I was kinda worried about what to have for dinner when out of the blue another patient bought me a burger and coke light. One of the nurses also gave me ... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 05:19:19 EST Having a rough week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x61048174 Hello everyone! I'm not loosing any weight, my habits are not changing and I'm overwhelmed. HELP! Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:21:18 EST New Team for Pastor's Wives http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x61002494 I wanted to let you all know that I've created a new team for ministry/pastor's wives. <BR> <BR> I've had a long-time desire for a team for women in ministry who also would like more strong accountability. I want to create fitness challenges and ask everyone to track food. I'm asking people who join to be willing to check in with the team daily for accountability. I'm also trying to broaden the focus to include missionaries or women who are employed in churches doing ministry. <BR> <BR... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:24:21 EST needing prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x60912103 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I need prayers. Pray that I surrender everything to God. Just learned my 22 yr old daughter is pregnant by her boyfriend. This is where the tendencies come to overeat. <BR> <BR> Take care <BR> Diana Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:59:58 EST John 14:26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x60820559 John 14:26 <BR> King James Version (KJV) <BR> <BR> <BR> But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 02:26:22 EST Don't give up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x60803766 Creating long-lasting healthy habits. <em>315</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:05:57 EST Christian song lyrics sites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x60786115 Does anyone know sites that might have the lyrics to the song "Come and See His Glory?" It is a song near the beginning of the Passion Play and I would like to have the lyrics. I don't know if we will be singing it during the play or if they will use the CD again like they have before. They have the words to He's Alive in the back of the script. I just kind of want to learn the words to all the songs in it for some reason. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:56:00 EST Satanism in entertainment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x60740090 Does anyone feel that the entertainment industry keeps getting more satanic? <BR> <BR> Last year's grammy awards, certain artists with their symbolism, lyrics, 'dancing', even the same sex 'marriages' officiated by Queen Latifah, for instance. <BR> <BR> This is disturbing on so many levels because of the legions of fans they influnce, that many ppl are heading for eternal damnation just because of entertainment! <BR> <BR> What do you think? Mon, 23 Feb 2015 04:07:07 EST Satanism in entertainment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x60740024 Does anyone feel that the entertainment industry keeps getting more satanic? <BR> <BR> Last year's grammy awards, certain artists with their symbolism, lyrics, 'dancing', even the same sex 'marriages' officiated by Queen Latifah, for instance. <BR> <BR> This is disturbing on so many levels because of the legions of fans they influnce, that many ppl are heading for eternal damnation just because of entertainment! <BR> <BR> What do you think? Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:00:03 EST Christian faith and Yoga or meditation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x60718059 I may have asked about this before, but several years ago if I did. I was wondering what people think of yoga and meditation and how it might affect the Christian faith/lifestyle. I was reading the Best of SparkPeople that had an article on how yoga and meditation and such help with heart problems. My friend says that the meditation they require for those types of exercises open the mind to let evil enter. Pretty much seems that exercises for relaxation all go against the Christian lifest... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:15:22 EST OVERCOMING FEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x60646516 Psalms 56:3 <BR> <BR> We have all at one time or another been afraid for one reason or another and David here brings out one of the reasons why we are afraid sometimes…ENEMIES (people who constantly slander and attack you and plot evil against us) but we should learn from David’s response, he says that when he is afraid he will put his trust in God, he trusted that God would fulfill what he had promised and wondered what can mere man do to him!!! <BR> What is trust? <BR> •Firm belief in the ... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:01:01 EST I'm new -- again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x60646466 <em>521</em> The SPARKPEOPLE video is so very inspirational. Yes, I'm new here again and YES, I CAN DO IT!!! I am looking forward to the support from this forum. <BR> <BR> Romans 12:1-- I plead with you, give your bodies to God. Let it be a living sacrifice, holy--the kind He can accept. When you think of what He has done for you, is this too much to ask? <BR> 2-- Dont copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do a... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:52:45 EST The Passion Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x60639932 I haven't posted on the team for a long time, but thought I would post about this Play which is performed in many places all around the world. This year is the 30th anniversary of the Passion Play. We are currently in rehearsals in Denver, CO and the plans are to have 5 different portrayers of Jesus from different places around the world. I can remember that there is supposed to be one from South Africa and, I think, India. A town in Mexico just had their first year and had 4 performances... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:00:31 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x60636628 I'm new to the forum looking forward to meeting all of you Thu, 12 Feb 2015 07:51:05 EST Lost 8 LBS last week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x60422102 Praying God continues to keep me motivated in this journey. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:10:55 EST Happy to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x60397847 Hello from North Dakota! <BR> My children are grown, I am a grandmother of two. <BR> I love people, l am a good friend. I have many interests and love to learn. <BR> Our home with fur babies and 3 parakeets (my sons). <BR> Love to metal detect in the summer, garden and flowers. I tend to change this up in my life as I like changes, from furniture to painting new colors. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:57:00 EST Answers to Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x60310744 A year ago my wife was diagnosed with colon cancer. It was quite a shock because she hadn't been ill and all the routine tests were fine. A CT scan showed her bowel was completely blocked and had shut down. Emergency surgery removed 41/2 feet of bowel and colon. This was followed by six months of chemo. Today a colonoscopy showed the bowel was clear. She still has to have a CT scan in March because there was also cancer in ten lymph nodes. I pastor three small churches (four in the summer) an... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:52:41 EST Enoch Jubilees Jasher http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2371x96x60309876 Has anyone read these books? Im starting Enoch today,....just curious about your take on them! Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:53:35 EST It's a start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2370x96x60270218 Lost 9 pounds, but it's water. Only the first week, I've been here before, but I still feel good about it! Fri, 9 Jan 2015 10:29:31 EST Women Living Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x60247404 Anyone here doing the Women Living Well Bible Reading? <BR> http://womenlivingwell.org/2015/01/its-t<BR>ime-to-begin/ Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:18:20 EST New to Christian Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x60242712 Hello! Just want to introduce myself - so glad to know there are others I can communicate with who are seeking to lose weight with God's help. <BR> <BR> I'm a 46 year old mom of 5. Triplets - age 11 (2 dd and 1 ds), 1 ds-9yrs, 1 ds-7 yrs. <BR> <BR> We homeschool and keep super busy - but still gaining weight at this age and stage of life. Want to lose about 30 pounds and keep it off! <BR> <BR> Praying for success! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 23:38:46 EST Hello and Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x60203643 Alright people this is THE year! I'm starting off 2015 by declaring victory over my lifelong weight battle. I've been telling myself it's just not possible for long enough. Maybe I can't do this, but I know God can! <BR> <BR> This is the year I stop doubting and start obeying. This is the year I stop waiting to FEEL like doing the work. This is the year I stop wanting it to be easy. This is the year I welcome God into the ugliest, scariest, darkest, sin-filled corner of my life. <BR... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 21:28:04 EST Hello, I'm Tim http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x60203126 Hello everyone, my name is Tim and after a two year absence from Spark, I realize it's time to come back and start over fresh. <BR> I joined a couple of days ago, and have been looking at different teams to join, and this one popped up several times. I think God is telling me that this is where I need to be. I've been a Christian all my life, but have had some set backs during my 46 years. I've recently started reading my Bible again, and prayed to God to help me get to know him and our ... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 20:42:47 EST Off to Cosco http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x60196906 I am off to Cosco to purchase high protein products that will bridge me into a healthy weight and lifestyle. I have discovered that carbs are my enemy having maintained a relatively low calorie existence, (below 1500 calories) since my gastric bypass surgery. I have put 30lbs back on, (sigh); in the last two years (as soon as I went off the protein shakes I started gaining ever so slowly). <BR> <BR> I am looking for recipes, tasty products, anything that is going to give me that high protei... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 10:21:41 EST Hi Everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x60189852 I'm new and need some friends! LOL Wandering through this site is so much fun---I found this team and said, "Yes!" I'm a Christian mother with an athiest daughter. I need to move closer to God myself. I pray daily for my daughter to see the truth. Maybe someone out there has some advice on that and also I need to lose almost 200 pounds! Both seem overwhelming, but I think with God I can do anything. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 17:01:06 EST Hello All, I'm Kim... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x60161512 Hi Everyone... <BR> <BR> My name is Kim. I'm a Canadian. Loves - Hockey, Hello Kitty, Thunderstorms, Horror Movies, Vanilla Scented Candles, Honey/Vanilla Tea, Stuffed Animals, Photography, GOD, and My Husband! ;) I am a Full-Time College Student taking Photography, and I'm finished in April 2015. Really sad ... because I love my teachers and all the awesome Photographers I have met along the way. (fellow classmates of course!) ;) I signed up on here last night.. (December 29th)... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 23:42:09 EST Howdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x60155274 Wow! Life sure isn't easy! I started my weight loss journey almost a year ago and while I knew it wouldn't be easy I don't think I was prepared for the negative "voices" in my head telling me I couldn't do it. I am making slow progress though I did not navigate the holiday season very well. I am determined now more than ever to make healthier choices. Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:37:45 EST HI, My name is Angela http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x60145410 Hi, I accidentally posted to the wall yesterday, sorry about that.... I am excited to have found your team . I love our Lord, He has been so good to me, I have learned that I can't get through my days without Him. <BR> <BR> I am married to a wonderful man here in Northern Utah and we have four amazing boys, 2 of them no longer live at home. They grow up so fast. Over the past 5 years , I have gained weight, I think a lot of it has to do with having chronic illness and the medications I tak... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 10:22:39 EST New Years Resolution Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x96x60096907 Hi! I have decided to set myself a New Years Resolution Challenge and wondered if anyone would like to join me? It's a way of encouraging myself to consistently pray and read my Bible each day. <BR> <BR> I want to achieve a minimum of 1 chapter read and 1 person/situation prayed for every single day, but I am going to *aim* for 10 chapters read and 10 people/situations prayed for. If you want to join me you can set your own daily Bible reading and prayer goals. <BR> <BR> I will be ch... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:10:25 EST Hello everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x59852935 My name is Corliss, I am a Christian and child of the Most High God. I am a divorced mom of 11 children, all 11 are from my ex husband. Seven of them are grown and on their own. I am also a grand mother of 4 with a 5th on the way. I am engaged to a wonderful man who loves me and my children. We home school the four children that are still at home. I am from Killeen Texas but currently the six of us live in La Marque, Texas where my fiance' was born and grew up. I started with Spark Peopl... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:52:50 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x96x59846183 Hello all. My name is Rose and I am 49 years old and 49 pounds overweight. (give or take). I recently lost my fiancee of 6 years to heart disease and diabetes. Quite a wake up call. I'm hoping through the grace of God, some work on my part, and the help of some friends I can find the strength to get healthy and lose some weight. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:12:21 EST 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