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  • Blackberries Precautionary Prophylaxis

    6/17/2019 11:08:55 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Don’t you love fresh blackberries? I do! They are SO flavorful, and they’re loaded with vitamins and fiber! They make the most wonderful cobblers and pies, and I especially love turning them into SORBET! Freeze them, then throw them into a food processor with a tablespoonful or so of Eagle Bran... Read more

  • Week Ahead...

    6/17/2019 4:36:13 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning All, Wishing you all a great Monday and week ahead. I encourage you to keep tracking and pushing ahead with all the great work you are doing. 386 306 220 215... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    6/17/2019 4:29:51 AM, by JUDITH316

    In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 1 John 4:9... Read more

  • Quote for Today...

    6/17/2019 4:29:11 AM, by JUDITH316

    Our yesterdays present irreparable things to us; it is true that we have lost opportunities which will never return, but God can transform this destructive anxiety into a constructive thoughtfulness for the future. Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ. Leave the Irreparable Pa... Read more

  • More Adventures with Amtrak

    6/17/2019 12:24:31 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Yesterday I boarded the Texas Eagle (Fort Worth to San Antonio) Amtrak for my return home after several days with my daughter’s family. Having had an almost seven hour delay in my trip north on Tuesday, I was suspicious when the Amtrak app showed Saturday’s southbound train to be on time, but sure e... Read more

  • Small changes ...

    6/16/2019 8:35:04 AM, by THE_FAE

    I thought I had energy. I didn’t until I see me now. Sure, always busy. I am. But the weight kept me seeentary in other ways. I sprinted up my back steps the other day and wasn’t thinking until I got up there that I’d done so. Rather than just walking. And yesterday I was absolutely exhausted f... Read more

  • Father's Day Reflections

    6/16/2019 5:14:33 AM, by JUDITH316

    Wishing all my Brother's in Christ who are Father's a very a...nd blessed Sunday as you celebrate Father's Day with your Families.... Happy Father's Day to all our Dad's here... May your day be blessed abundantly as we celebrate the special Men in our lives, Fathers, Grandfathers, U... Read more

  • Remembering my Beloved Dad

    6/16/2019 5:11:43 AM, by JUDITH316

    Harvie Harry Mays October 6, 1922- July 14, 2015 It has been almost 4 years since Dad was called home to be with the Lord, he passed on July 14, 2015 at Bethel Hospice in Inglewood, Ontario with his loving and caring wife, Carole (Edgar), by his side. Today in Honor and Tribute to Dad who... Read more

  • Poem: What is a Father

    6/16/2019 5:07:23 AM, by JUDITH316

    What is a Father A Father is loving and kind A Father provides for his family A Father listens to us A Father makes time for us He is a source of strength and support He shows his children an understanding heart Our Fathers are God's gift to us Happy Father's Da... Read more

  • Bible Verses for Sunday

    6/16/2019 5:05:56 AM, by JUDITH316

    Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, Ephesians 5:25-26 NKJV ... Read more

  • Finishing Strong...

    6/15/2019 4:26:31 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning 524 Wishing you all a great Saturday and Weekend ahead... Let's pull together & press on.. 220 Start Now, Stay Focused, and Finish Strong... 306 381 as we Keep Our Eyes on the Finishing Line.... Let's Do It... 386 215 321... Read more

  • Quote for Saturday

    6/15/2019 4:22:35 AM, by JUDITH316

    Alleged "impossibilities" are opportunities for our capacities to be stretched. Chuck Swindoll... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Saturday...

    6/15/2019 4:20:16 AM, by JUDITH316

    Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I ... Read more

  • Day by Day

    6/14/2019 11:46:09 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My last day of visiting with my daughter’s family flew by. I catch Amtrak tomorrow and should be home by the end of the day, one way or another... I’ve been watching the actual departure and arrival times for the route I’ll be taking, and in the 4 days I’ve been here in Fort Worth, the trains have r... Read more

  • another pound down ...

    6/14/2019 3:33:10 PM, by THE_FAE

    slowly and steadily I am losing weight. I am now doing twice the steps I was a few months ago. I am pretty confident in the food choices I've been doing and even planning for when not at home. I'm 3.5- 4 pounds away from my lowest weight since I quit smoking and did the big gain nearly 19 years ago... Read more

  • My Three Sons

    6/14/2019 2:11:31 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Hope this pic is not too grain or blurry...but it’s the only one I have so far with all 3 pups. it was taken Wednesday night after we first brought Charlie Brown home. Bad Leroy Brown is still not too sure about the little wiggly guy, but Buster Brown has a new buddy to play tug with.... ... Read more

  • Keeping Your Eyes Fixed...

    6/14/2019 3:19:39 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning All, Wishing you a great Friday and coming Weekend ahead, let's spark on and press forward striving for our very best, I know you can do it, you have proved it by all the great work you are doing and the goals you are achieving...Keep Pushing and keep your Eyes Fixed on the... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    6/14/2019 3:17:35 AM, by JUDITH316

    I am no longer anxious about anything, as I realize the Lord is able to carry out His will, and His will is mine. It makes no matter where He places me, or how. That is rather for Him to consider than for me; for in the easiest positions He must give me His grace, and in the most difficult, His grac... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    6/14/2019 3:14:29 AM, by JUDITH316

    In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? Psalm 56:4... Read more

  • Sparking The Best I Can

    6/13/2019 11:32:09 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Yesterday’s Spark experience left a lot to be desired as I did not, for the first time in ages, get 5 fruits and / or vegetables, although I DID get 8 glasses of water.... being a guest in my daughter’s home just adds a bit of difficulty, and I’m doing the best that I can... One good thing is o... Read more

  • Meet Charlie Brown

    6/13/2019 11:09:28 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Bad Leroy Brown and buster brown now have a little brother. Meet Charlie Brown His tail has not stopped wagging and he cannot hold his licker.... He is the most affectionate dog I have ever known. No weight loss, as I have added a morning mocha to my carb intake and still makin... Read more

  • FIrst Pasta in Months (and I didn't blow my diet!)

    6/13/2019 8:55:36 AM, by THE_FAE

    planning for eating out ... beck principles help! I had my first pasta in months at my son's house last night. I said "let's do dinner' and I had intended on cooking, but they wanted me to come over. he's overcoming a cold and my dil has an injured foot ... so their place was better. I ... Read more

  • Pressing On in God's Strength...

    6/13/2019 4:37:44 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning, Cheering you on for a great day ahead. Food for Thought: We all aim to cross the finishing line and meet those goals that are before us. We have One who is standing before us with outstretched arms to receive us as we get to the finishing line, The Lord is cheerin... Read more

  • Quote for Today...

    6/13/2019 4:33:29 AM, by JUDITH316

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  • Bible Verse for Today

    6/13/2019 4:31:57 AM, by JUDITH316

    All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17... Read more

  • Amtrak Across Texas Photos

    6/13/2019 12:48:20 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Well, though yesterday’s Amtrak excursion (that I was on) from San Antonio to Fort Worth was over 6 hours late, TODAY’S run was only about 30 minutes late, so maybe it was just a randomly No Good, Terrible, Very Bad day for them, and they will do better regularly... I hope so! The good news is ... Read more

  • Pushing Through...

    6/12/2019 12:57:37 PM, by JUDITH316

    Wednesday 524 I want to encourage you all today to keep Pushing Through & Sparking On! Let's jump on-board this great and blessed Wednesday that is before us supporting one another and see us Push through to Victory. Remember, you are not alone, Jesus is taking you by the hand and... Read more

  • Quote for Today...

    6/12/2019 12:55:50 PM, by JUDITH316

    Everyone knows how to smile. It's one of the greatest gifts God has given us. A smile makes people feel good, and people look so beautiful when they smile. When the joy in your life is obvious, it rubs off on others. But when you keep God's joy locked inside you and don't allow it to show on your fa... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    6/12/2019 12:55:22 PM, by JUDITH316

    And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32... Read more

  • Chugga Chugga Woo Woo- Amtrak Across Texas

    6/11/2019 11:22:39 PM, by MCJULIEO

    After such a wonderful experience last fall in the northeast (Boston to Roanoke, VA), I was ready to try taking Amtrak a bit closer to home, from San Marcos, TX to Fort Worth TX, a distance of about 215 miles of the busiest Interstate highway (I-35) in the country if you attempt it in a car.... ... Read more

  • Exercise

    6/11/2019 11:12:36 AM, by F8CONE8

    At my age I have probably tried every fad diet and workout plan there is. I have discovered I really am not a fan of "exercise." I even find physical therapy to be boring. What I do enjoy is activity. I like to garden, paint, clean my house, etc. This all requires moving by body to achieve a tas... Read more

  • Believe You Can = Success...

    6/11/2019 4:44:46 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning, Cheering you on for a fantastic Tuesday ahead… Let’s get Inspired, be Successful and set some Goals today… 104 There’s no telling what you can do when you “Believe” in them & there’s no telling what will happen when you “Act” upon them… So let’s Set Some Go... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    6/11/2019 4:40:48 AM, by JUDITH316

    If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. James 1:5... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    6/11/2019 4:40:09 AM, by JUDITH316

    Nature teaches us that every believer should be a soul-winner. It is an essential part of the new nature. We see it in every child who loves to tell of his happiness and to bring others to share his joys. Andrew Murray... Read more

  • food choices while out today ...

    6/10/2019 6:31:08 PM, by THE_FAE

    I arrived for the weaver's meeting that we do 2 times a month ... we meet at a coffee shop. next time we will be meeting at WFM cafe/taphaus better parking and more tables (and I bet healthier food choices). I didn't want to get to the coffee shop and order food ... I looked at the menu to ... Read more

  • Sugar detox

    6/10/2019 3:47:22 PM, by F8CONE8

    So I am now 7 days into my added sugar detox. I've lost a few pounds, thank you and I am learning to resist. an example was at the bank today. They have candy sitting out and I always take a piece or two, I don't even think about it. Not today! I started to and then said no don't need it. ... Read more

  • We Can Together...

    6/10/2019 9:34:54 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning All, Let's make Monday and the Week ahead both Fantastic and Successful. Don't forget to keep tracking your food; staying within your calorie range and keep tracking your fitness; tracking works and it will help you to achieve your goals. Let's Do this Together 1 S... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    6/10/2019 9:28:20 AM, by JUDITH316

    Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation. Andrew Murray ... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    6/10/2019 9:27:38 AM, by JUDITH316

    For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. Romans 14:8... Read more

  • Sunday Morning Reflections...

    6/9/2019 5:11:11 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning 524 Wishing you a Blessed Sunday, may you be filled with God's Amazing Love & Abundant Blessings Today and Always.... I encourage you today to put your hand into the Hand of Jesus, allow Him to walk you through your day. Hope you enjoy your Sunday Services and y... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Sunday

    6/9/2019 5:10:08 AM, by JUDITH316

    Romans 12:10 (NIV) Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.... Read more

  • Quote for Sunday

    6/9/2019 5:09:18 AM, by JUDITH316

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  • Weekend Blessings

    6/9/2019 1:12:17 AM, by JUDITH316

    May you all have a Blessed and Fantastic Weekend ahead...... Read more

  • Non Scale Victories

    6/9/2019 12:38:57 AM, by MCJULIEO

    The scale may not be moving downwards but I can still feel like I'm making progress... Returned from the grocery store early this morning with a grocery cart full of healthy items and NO contraband! Kept going working through the seemingly endless piles of papers, filing some, discarding s... Read more

  • My basic vegan queso recipe. So yummy!!!!

    6/8/2019 8:12:39 PM, by THE_FAE

    I am pretty happy with it. 1 cup Cashew Nuts, Raw (1/4 cup) 1/2 cup Nutritional Yeast 1 cup Cashew unsweetened 1 cup Vegetable Broth 1.25 cup RO TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies (one can) soak 1 cup raw cashews for a few hours or over night. drain. combine w/ the rest and bl... Read more

  • Saturday Morning

    6/8/2019 11:19:23 AM, by F8CONE8

    What a beautiful day here on the coast. It is cool but sunny. My garden is waiting for me to come weed and feed her and my lawn is saying "mow me". This is my favorite kind of exercise. Just moving to my own drummer. My Friday night dinner with friends was wonderful. I made healthy spagh... Read more

  • Recharge Zone

    6/7/2019 10:15:38 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I’m cleaning house, deep cleaning, the kind where you actually test the drawer of ink pens to make sure they work, or you get rid of them kind of deep cleaning .... this also applies to the unbelievably numerous electronic gizmos that need to be recharged (like wireless earbuds or headphones) arou... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    6/7/2019 6:29:43 PM, by JUDITH316

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  • Beautiful and Blessed Day

    6/7/2019 6:27:43 PM, by JUDITH316

    Afternoon Hello Wishing you all a Beautiful and Blessed Friday and Weekend ahead We can be both (Productive and Successful) today as we keep Focused and go Forward in God's Strength... 459 Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today..

    6/7/2019 6:13:20 PM, by JUDITH316

    Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me. ... Read more

  • Seeing positive results

    6/7/2019 12:34:30 PM, by F8CONE8

    Last week I had an epiphany! If I keep doing what I am doing I will keep getting what I am getting. What I have been getting is some semi-serious health problems related to my diabetes. My diabetes was well controlled with diet and exercise and then for a variety of reasons (none of them valid) ... Read more

  • eating out and not blowing my diet

    6/7/2019 10:00:16 AM, by THE_FAE

    shared this on a group I'm in (about the beck diet solution): the other day my younger son came to town to visit his momma! we visited and then went to one of my favorite restaurants to eat. it's a Lebanese restaurant. my son is very active. he lifts weights daily and does muay thai a few... Read more

  • Home Again

    6/7/2019 12:30:38 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It’s surprising how possible it is to drive for 3 hours and NOT have to eat junk food the whole way.... before just recently, I figured that long trips were automatic Get Out of Jail Free cards as far as “healthy eating” was concerned, that is, like the 5 second rule, anything I ate while covering l... Read more

  • Stepping out of the Box

    6/6/2019 6:38:30 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning 524 Cheering you on for a great Thursday ahead... Today marks the opportunity for taking a New Path and a New Direction, one that will lead us closer to Making Wiser & Better Choices... Let's step out of the "Box" out of our "Comfort Zones" and try something new ... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    6/6/2019 6:34:12 AM, by JUDITH316

    Battles are fought in our minds every day. When we begin to feel the battle is just too difficult and want to give up, we must choose to resist negative thoughts and be determined to rise above our problems. We must decide that we're not going to quit. When we're bombarded with doubts and fears, we ... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    6/6/2019 6:30:37 AM, by JUDITH316

    Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. John 14:23... Read more

  • Mr. Fantastic Turns 102

    6/5/2019 11:01:25 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My mother’s good friend and neighbor where she lives turned 102 today, and the whole complex celebrated with cake and punch... she calls him Mr. Fantastic because, when asked how he is, he invariably responds with an enthusiastic “Fantastic!” There is much to be said for aging gracefully and gratefu... Read more

  • Dig Deeper...

    6/5/2019 11:31:17 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning All, Cheering you on for a fantastic Wednesday..... Let's stay focused and keep pushing on towards your goals... When you need some extra "Strength" dig deep within as you will find it and then with that extra strength focus on your goal, 306 1 step at a time... ... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    6/5/2019 11:30:21 AM, by JUDITH316

    Psalm 119:105 (NKJV) Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path... Read more

  • Quote for Today...

    6/5/2019 11:28:56 AM, by JUDITH316

    Your soul is your mind, your will and your emotions. When the Word gets rooted in there and begins to change your mind, it begins to heal your emotions and turn your will away from self-will and onto doing the will of God. Joyce Meyer... Read more

  • no more excuses. and I've been a queen of them.

    6/5/2019 8:44:16 AM, by THE_FAE

    I'm not feeling discouraged. I am feeling good. I am feeling like I will keep on going. I'm pretty okay with how I'm eating now. I need to move more. that's my next focus. I went over my older blog posts the other day ... read almost all of them. years and years worth. may be blogging on it... Read more

  • Worth It

    6/4/2019 11:22:51 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I’m taking a little detour to spend a couple of days with my mother in Houston, and I’m SO glad that I can do it... the drive from central Texas takes about 3 hours, but the traffic was moving briskly along Interstate 10, and the Texas countryside just rolled by without incident as I listened to Tal... Read more

  • going over old blog posts

    6/4/2019 9:02:26 AM, by THE_FAE

    fascinating. I have watched the processing and haven't changed a lot. I work hard, lose weight. slack off and it comes back on. what I need to do is to continue. I am now 7 pounds away from my lowest since I joined in 2008? 2009? and after that I want to go another 5 and then another 5. and t... Read more

  • Steps that Make a Difference

    6/3/2019 11:32:46 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning 524 Cheering you on for a Great Day and Productive Week ahead. We may not be there yet, but we are closer than we were yesterday! Let's Keep Moving Forward 1 day and 1 step at a time, remembering that taking that One Step today can Make the Difference in getting C... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    6/3/2019 11:30:34 AM, by JUDITH316

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  • Bible Verse for Today..

    6/3/2019 11:29:41 AM, by JUDITH316

    John 13:34-35 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” ... Read more

  • how much weight have you lost????

    6/3/2019 9:43:27 AM, by THE_FAE

    Your weight loss = 1 pound = a Guinea Pig 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs 3 pounds = an average human brain 4 pounds = an ostrich egg 5 pounds = a Chihuahua 6 pounds = a human’s skin 7.5 pounds = an average newborn 8 p... Read more

  • College Baseball Drama

    6/3/2019 12:19:03 AM, by MCJULIEO

    My beloved Texas Aggie baseball team is stimulating all kinds of cardiological tremors with their run in the post season playoffs, hoping to wind up in the College World Series.... they are far from that, but in the opening weekend of the playoffs they managed to lose their first game right off the ... Read more

  • 33 down

    6/2/2019 4:36:54 PM, by THE_FAE

    Since beginning of year. I’m seeing it more and more. I found a pic of me back in August. I gained weight even beyond that until I said NO MORE! And got back on SparkPeople. Beck Diet Solutions that I learned of here and using this community has helped me. Keep on keeping on! ... Read more

  • My day yesterday, something to think about

    6/2/2019 2:12:22 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Yesterday We had a full day planned moving DD which included many miles drive time. We were eager to get there, get it done, and get home again. A couple of unexpected things happened .... gate unexpectedly closing on the trailer as we were leaving, delaying our departure, and the load shifting... Read more

  • Something to Ponder- Thoughts on life by George Carlin

    6/2/2019 12:08:08 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    SOMETHING TO PONDER: George Carlin George Carlin's wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying in July 2008. It is ironic George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent and so very appropriate. An observation by George Carlin: The paradox of our t... Read more

  • My Prayer for you Today...

    6/2/2019 6:58:28 AM, by JUDITH316

    This is my Prayer for you today.... B-L-E-S-S-I-N-G-S- "unknown author" B Begin your Day with L: Love on your Heart E: Expect Blessings... S: Share Goodness... S: Shine like the sun... I: Inspire someone... N: Never Forget That... G: God is With you all tim... Read more

  • Sunday Morning Reflectios

    6/2/2019 6:52:34 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning Everyone, Wishing you all a Blessed Sunday as you attend your Sunday Morning Services and spend time with your families 342 288 304 all for your support, many prayers and your valued friendship! They are appreciated more than you will ever know. 223 God's Abu... Read more

  • Bible verse for Sunday

    6/2/2019 6:40:19 AM, by JUDITH316

    Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ ... Read more

  • Quote for Sunday

    6/2/2019 6:39:28 AM, by JUDITH316

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  • Not Too Bad

    6/2/2019 12:13:26 AM, by MCJULIEO

    After such a long, hard, sweaty day yesterday working in the garage, I expected to be a lot sore-er than I actually am, and I’m grateful.... and a LITTLE sore.... But I DO have a little bit better perspective on what else needs to be done out there (and a LOT better idea of all the various tool... Read more

  • New Month, New Day = New Opportunities...

    6/1/2019 9:51:52 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning All, New Month, New Opportunities for a Fantastic Month ahead... Cheering you on for a great Weekend "Sparking" 215 When we think about skipping a workout or quitting, let's pull up our boot straps and remember why we are on this journey, its not just for oursel... Read more

  • Quote for Saturday

    6/1/2019 9:46:53 AM, by JUDITH316

    We have a God who delights in impossibilities. Billy Sunday...... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Saturday

    6/1/2019 9:45:28 AM, by JUDITH316

    Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. Colossians 4:5-6 NKJV ... Read more

  • Sweaty

    6/1/2019 12:59:57 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Worked in my garage all day today, more than 6 hours in the heat, albeit shady heat.... stifling shady heat.... But I deserve a rest... and something cold to drink!... Read more

  • Keeping Your Eyes Fixed...

    5/31/2019 11:38:38 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning All Wishing you all a great Friday & Weekend ahead. I encourage you today to keep your eyes fixed straight ahead & allow Jesus to walk you through your day & weekend ahead. No matter what you face He is with you every step of the way... 68 Cheering you on for a ... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    5/31/2019 11:31:33 AM, by JUDITH316

    Prayer is not only asking, it is an attitude of heart that produces an atmosphere in which asking is perfectly natural, and Jesus says, "every one that asketh receiveth." Oswald Chambers ... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    5/31/2019 11:30:47 AM, by JUDITH316

    For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always ... Read more

  • musings on routines and changes and habits.

    5/31/2019 10:32:05 AM, by THE_FAE

    I am becoming a spinster. well, kind of ... I do have children. but they're grown and gone as they say, with the exception of my daughter who is almost 17 and very independent. I have been married and divorced, so I am a divorcee, I suppose. I am definitely single. I am a fiber artist and I sp... Read more

  • Torture Device

    5/31/2019 12:55:47 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I ache...... at least my shoulders do, and I recognize that I really need to work on upper body strength.... and I have just the device to do it.... my reloading multiple can crusher! I don’t know where we got ours but it has served us well these last 20 years at least.. It’s mounted on... Read more

  • Setting the Tone of Your Day

    5/30/2019 9:46:18 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning All, Cheering you on for a Productive & Successful Day... Food for Thought: Our Body will achieve what our Mind believes. If you want your day to be filled with positive things we need to put before us things that will build us up, when you chose to fill yourself w... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    5/30/2019 9:44:54 AM, by JUDITH316

    God is with you, and He'll help you make spiritual progress--strengthening and encouraging you to keep on keeping on during rough times. It's easy to quit, but it takes faith to press on to victory. Joyce Meyer on Victory... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    5/30/2019 9:44:07 AM, by JUDITH316

    For it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.” Romans 14:11 NKJV... Read more

  • What the Grandkids Left

    5/29/2019 11:24:19 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Oh, we had a great time together over the holiday, but the grandkids proudly left me some sidewalk art... The second grader wanted to show off that she has learned how to write in cursive script and so she left “We love you Granny” on my front porch... along with at least one rainbow and severa... Read more

  • Lost my 1432 day Log in streak

    5/29/2019 11:22:05 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Amidst the chaos of yesterday, I forgot to log in.... and lost my 1432 day lot in streak Both Bad Leroy Brown and Buster Brown had dental surgery yesterday.... always a concern because this was Busters first time.... but Leroy has crashed (died) under anesthesia a couple times. But yesterday,... Read more

  • clothes shopping, hate spending money and then figuring sizes!

    5/29/2019 9:28:55 AM, by THE_FAE

    I hate spending money on clothes. and I hate clothes shopping. I really do. I mainly live in tank tops, t-shirts, and in winter ... long sleeve cotton shirts. my bottom half is light weight jersey skirts, dresses and in winter the same with leggings under. everything is stretchy and not heavy. I ... Read more

  • Pushing Onward and Forward...

    5/29/2019 8:50:39 AM, by JUDITH316

    Wednesday Morning 524 Wishing you all a 250 Wednesday. Let's push on, reaching for the goal, taking 1 step and 1 day at a time, remembering that tracking does work and baby steps get those results we are looking for... No matter what, don't quit but keep "Sparking On" We will get t... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    5/29/2019 8:45:27 AM, by JUDITH316

    John 17:20-21 20 I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will[a] believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. ... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    5/29/2019 8:44:47 AM, by JUDITH316

    After a hard day scrambling to find your way around in the world, it's assuring to come home to a place you know. God can be equally familiar to you. With time you can learn where to go for nourishment, where to hide for protection , where to turn for guidance. Just as your earthly house is a place ... Read more

  • Strength for Today...

    5/28/2019 11:23:20 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning All, Thank you all for your many prayers, feeling so much better today, off to teach my class, be back at the supper hour..... Wishing you a great day and a day filled with God's Blessings. May you be strengthened today as you go about meeting your goals. I cheer you on,... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    5/28/2019 11:19:47 AM, by JUDITH316

    For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, Titus 2:11-12... Read more

  • Quote for Today...

    5/28/2019 11:19:16 AM, by JUDITH316

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  • Adventures in Holidaying

    5/28/2019 1:00:08 AM, by MCJULIEO

    One of my sons sacrificed his holiday by coming over (with his family) to do chores for me, and not only did e get a lot done, but we also had a lot of fun.... I had gone to the grocery store early to get corn on the cob (on sale) and ice, and he arrived with home smoked brisket, so we had all... Read more

  • Consistency is the Key...

    5/27/2019 11:16:25 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning All, Today starts the 1st day of a GREAT Day & Week ahead that can be Successful providing we keep Pushing on Together"... Let's make Monday and the Week ahead both Fantastic and Successful. We can do it 1 step and 1 day at a time! Don't forget to keep tracking you... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    5/27/2019 11:14:10 AM, by JUDITH316

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