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One of my granddaughters finds using my medical equipment good for jumping and climbing!

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How has everyone been doing reaching your health goals so far in 2018?
Please let us know if there is anything you would like us to pray with you for.


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emoticon A Prayer to Lose Weight

Guide me lord, as I strive to lose weight You are my light and my anchor, and with you I know all things are possible.

Help me this day to make healthy choices and give me the strength to fight against destructive cravings that negatively effect my health.

You said, ďThe LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. As I bow before you today, raise me up help me towards my goals.

I have been taught that anything that replaces God is an idol. Help me to reject any unhealthy habit in which I seek false comfort. For you are my one true comfort and salvation.

In your name I pray, Amen.



emoticon A Prayer for Strength to Succeed

Lord, I come to You today to ask for affirmation. I have done all things and stayed away from all the food I am not supposed to have. Bless me, Father, for more strength to keep it this way.

Give me the grace to be stronger and encourage me to keep pushing on. With you, my God, nothing is impossible. I believe that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Thank you, Father for listening to my plea. I pray this with all Your angels. Amen.




emoticon A Prayer to Resist the Cravings

Today I pray to You to grant me the strength to stay away from anything that is unhealthy -

I pray that this will help me lose the weight I have gained. Help me stay focused on being healthy and fit, dear God. I believe that I can do all things through Christ, your Son, who truly strengthens me.

May this enable me to steer away from all the unhealthy choices that I face each day. I pray that this strength will keep me focused on disciplining my body and do my workouts religiously. I pray that anything I do, eat or drink only be for Your greater glory.

I pray for a support group to push me towards the finish line. I ask for all these in this prayer, O Lord. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen

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Prayer for weight loss

Father,
Only you have journeyed closely besides me though my life,
Seeing the heartache I have felt as I have battled daily with my weight.
As I come before you now, please touch my body and correct the metabolism rate.
Bring restoration to my whole being, bringing new balance and wellbeing.
Cover me with love as I seek to cope with a poor self image. Help me to love myself.
Bring wisdom and truth to my mind, and help me to plan my daily food and to enjoy it.
Give me energy as I exercise more and become more fit,
And bless my efforts with sustainable weight loss.
Father, I long to be free of this difficulty in my life,
I look to you, you are my supporter, my comforter and my helper.
Thank you for your constant love.

Amen
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I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!

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My 2 year old granddaughter admiring her new hair clips! I'm blessed.

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REMEMBER THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!

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We are so blessed to have Him in our lives!
I pray for you my SONflower friends and everyone around the world to feel the peace and love only God provides. Amen
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I can't believe its the last day of November! I haven't accomplished any of my health or weight loss goals for 2017 emoticon

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10 Tips to Manage Your Scattered Brain

BY: MANAL GHOSAIN - AUGUST 18, 2010

Scattered brain

Letís start right away. I want to eliminate anything that can distract you from finishing this post.

Do you feel like you want to do a million and one things this instant?
Do you lack the ability or desire to stay with your task till you complete it, including the simplest of tasks?
Do you feel unmotivated to start on something that you really want to accomplish?
Are you easily distracted and everything in the entire world seems more interesting than what youíre doing?
Are there things you need to do that remain undone because there is no outside pressure/deadline to force completion?
If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions then you are a scattered brainer. Welcome to the club :). There is nothing wrong with being distracted every now and then, or not even getting anything done. But when it becomes a constant in your daily life, you can fall into a stressful trap of avoidance, or worse, trying to catch up and make up for lost time.

I have been implementing the tips below to deal with my scattered brain. Iím slowly regaining my focus and brain power. Hope you find these tips useful. Try to work with as many of them as you can.

1. Know what you want to do and prioritize.

This is the most obvious and probably one that is listed in every productivity book and article out there. The importance of this step cannot be overstated.

If you donít know what you want and stuff is just floating in your head, youíll never get the satisfaction of doing anything. So yes make a list of everything that is on your mind. Then Prioritizeówith a capital P. This is where you get to tell your brain to stop fretting about the small stuff and focus on what is really important.

2. Break it down and keep it simple.

Once you have your list and you determine your top two or three tasks, choose one to start with and break it down to the simplest form of action. Every step should not take more than 15 to 30 minutes to complete. If it takes longer, break it down further.

The smaller the task, the less time it takes to get done, the more youíre likely to stick with it. This is a good way to tell your brain to just stay with it for 15 minutes.

3. Start and do it slowlyóone task at a time.

Donít try to speed thing up in an effort to save time. This triggers your brain to drift to what you want to do next instead of what youíre doing right now. Your brain can focus on one thought at a time, so make it about what is right in front of you. Do things slowly and deliberately. You will feel much better once you complete your task.

4. Take breaks.

Donít be tempted to work nonstop for hours on end. This will lead to burn out and you wonít have enough motivation to start again.

After completing a 15-30 minute task, take a break and do something fun. You can stretch, move, read an article or whatever you feel like doing. Just donít take too long. I would suggest 5-10 minutes.

Once you complete 4 tasks, take a longer breakóan hour or so. This is your free time to do whatever you likeóguilt free.

5. Learn to focus.

If you want to have laser sharp focus, you need to learn how to meditate and do it.

Meditation is becoming more mainstream now and is really easy to do. You donít need to spend an hour. Start with a few minutes and move up to 15 - 30 minutes. Do a search and pick a breathing or mantra meditation. The most important thing is to train your brain to relax, and focus on one thing (the mantra or your breath).

6. Ditch your clock/watch. Work in intervals.

Forget about the clock and donít obsess over time. It doesnít matter when you start working on something. Use a timer and set it to the estimated time to complete your task (an interval of no more than 30 minutes). Start the timer and go for it. Donít stop until your time is up. Take a break and repeat.

Focus on working and getting your tasks done, regardless of what time it is. This way you are guaranteed to work instead of finding excuses to postpone things till tomorrow, when you can work on them bright and early.

7. Donít do anything else until your interval is done.

Donít do anything else while your timer is running for a specific task. If it is something that requires inspiration (like writing) and you canít seem to find any, just sit still and think about the task until your time is up.

Donít be tempted to do something else because you canít seem to get started on the task at hand. Sooner or later inspiration will comeóyouíll be surprised by how effective five minutes of silence can be in sparking your genius.

8. Keep going.

If you fall off the wagon, just pick up and start again. There is no reason for you to give up. Review what you did and what went wrong, learn from it and move on to your next task or interval.

Remember: practice makes improvement.

9. Power down and reboot.

Give yourself free days to enjoy yourself away from tasks and to doís. Keep it free and donít commit to anything new. This is a time for you to relax, have fun and spend time with your loved ones.

Use your off days to unwind and empty your mental cache. Donít try to squeeze in anything else. After a break, youíll feel energized and motivated to get back to your tasks.

10. Make it fun.

Embrace your playful inner child and use your imagination to make the best out of every task. Even the most mundane thing can be fun and entertaining.

When you are working on a task, imagine that someone is watching you and commenting on how brilliantly youíre working. Or that you are trying to set a world record, or break your own. You can have a conversation with yourself as you work Ö you get the picture.

Your results depend on where you choose to put your focus and energy. So do what gives you the most effective results in the most enjoyable manner. Once you get going and you keep going, there is no turning backóthings get easier and you start harnessing more of your mental power.

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I grow them year round! Yes, the ones in birdseed will sprout and grow but aren't usually aren't very hardy. I grow Lemon Queen, Mammoth and a few smaller varieties when I can.
I'll post some pictures of mine after a while they're saved on a different device.
For a boarder I would plant directly into the ground using a mix of Mammoth and Lemon Queen sunflower seeds. Both varieties grow tall and have sturdy stems. The squirrels do get the seeds once in a while and when my heads get ripe the squirrels chew off the tops to eat the seeds but I don't mind. I usually use the seeds from a couple of heads to replant each time. They make me happy every time I look at them!


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Does anyone here grow sunflowers? Can I just plant sunflower seeds that come in the bird feed? will they grow? (in the spring, of course)

Our property line borders onto someone whose yard is just a wasteland of weeds -- there are bull thistles growing up that are 7 feet tall, as well as some kind of long grass that is really sharp/sticky and gets matted into our cat's fur when he walks behind our garage.

They (the neighbours) never go back there - 4 years ago the yard was pleasant, a bit messy but not terrible. It had grass (although the grass never got cut) and a couple of big trees that made it shady. Then they cut down all the trees and dug up the whole yard because they were going to sod it and build a fence -- but they never got any farther than just making an open mess. Because they dug out out the trees it was like a raceway - the first time it rained it was like Niagara Falls running down the slope into our laneway - it poured through our basement window and filled our basement (and our dryer) with muddy water. We had to sandbag along the edge of the yard to keep the water/mud from flowing whenever it rained. In the meantime it has filled in with weeds so the rainwater is no longer an issue but there are so many types of weed I could fill a whole book on them.

So I got to thinking, maybe in the spring I could get some seeds and fill their yard with sunflowers and other wildflowers and at least make the wasteland colourful. They don't ever use their backyard but I have to look at it all the time (and the weeds are overtaking my little garden, it's discouraging!).

Even if all I did was create a sunflower "wall" along the edge of our property --

-- anyway, is it hard to grow sunflowers? Can I use sunflowers from bird mix? Won't the squirrels just eat the seeds? Do I start them indoors in pots? Any tips?

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I HAVE BEEN PRAYING AND THINKING OF YOU DEAR..HOPE. YOU ARE DOING OK IVE BEEN WATCHING IT ON AND OFF ALL DAY‚ėģūüēį‚õÜūüēáūüõźBless YOU and your family



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Have been watching the hurricane Irma updates closely. I was feeling anxious while waiting for the 5:00 a.m. update so was searching for a new prayer and found this one. I would love for as many of you as possible to join me!
God, our Father,
Eternal and Omnipotent,
Creator and Lord of the Universe,
you have set the earth on its foundation
and all elements of nature obey your command. You give food to all flesh,
cover the heavens with clouds,
and provide rain to the earth.
We humbly beseech you
Lord, Most High,
to keep us safe from all dangers
and to calm all the storms of life that threaten us:
especially the attack of whirlwinds and tornadoes,
the calamity and destruction of hurricanes,
the din and damage of hail storms,
the striking of thunderbolts and lightning,
and the devastation of floods and tidal waves.
May we be secure in your loving protection,
seek your Will in all our experiences,
and serve you always with grateful hearts.
We ask this through our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

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Thanks for sharing this -- your daily video brings back memories -- in Grade 7 our public school choir sang this hymn/song at a regional music festival - (back in 1973 or 74? or thereabouts and I still remember all the words, lol) I can't imagine a public school even allowing it to be sung nowadays (it mentions God our Creator!) emoticon


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You may have to copy and paste the link to make it work. emoticon emoticon m.youtube.com/watch?feature=
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Yesterday was my 55th birthday. This condition I am in is certainly not what I hoped for myself. I am grateful to be alive though!

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Love this saying!

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