SparkPeople Prayer Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=19268 Hi All, I want to start a Prayer Of The Day Group. Please let me know if any one would like to join. I will take request on specific prayers. Eunice SparkPeople Prayer Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=19268 Back from our Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x53699404 Praise The Lord for all!! <em>104</em> <em>30</em> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:52:22 EST One Bread One Body (Reflections on the Daily Read) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x51199326 <link>www.stgertrude.org/aggregator/source<BR>s/4 </link> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>247</em> Enjoy!!! Thu, 13 Dec 2012 17:51:14 EST Prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x50770259 Please keep my sister Moni in your prayers, she is scheduled to have a breast biopsy for a cyst in it on Monday. Pray that no cancerous cells or abnormality found. <BR> <BR> James 5:15 <BR> <BR> Thank you. Sat, 10 Nov 2012 12:46:36 EST Your Prayer Verse Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x50757415 Philippians 4:6 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Fri, 9 Nov 2012 11:58:33 EST Night Eating.. husband needs prayer too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x50216489 Hello, Please pray I stop the bad habit I have developed which is eating at night. <BR> The pounds are starting to pile on.... <BR> Also, prayer for my husband who is 60 and is in very long and stressful hours at work. <BR> Thank you for your prayers. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 22:29:56 EST Thanks for everything!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x49185093 <link>www.iheart.com/artist/Christian-Song<BR>s-Music-356103/songs/Holy-God-We-Prais<BR>e-Thy-Name-9355487/ </link> <em>104</em> <em>304</em> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 17:07:16 EST Carrie Underwood - How Great Thou Art with Lyrics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x48355901 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAlZQiMZaRo </link> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>104</em> <em>459</em> Sun, 3 Jun 2012 15:41:09 EST Prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x48315569 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz1yeTRpdKM </link> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> Thu, 31 May 2012 20:05:22 EST Back at it, and found this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x47317432 I am an almost 58 year old breast and thyroid cancer survivor living in the Black Hills of SD. My husband and I are both strong believers and belong to the United Methodist Church. I am currently working towards a Licensed Local Pastor designation, as I feel called to serve. Crazy, I know, but I also know God choses the most unlikely to help others see the way. I am morbidly obese and have problems standing due to spinal stenosis or walking due to the same problem, that certainly isn't hel... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:11:24 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x46255593 I'm asking for prayer for my dad who has congestive heart failure and is in and out of the hospital now two or three times a month. He is scared of leaving my mom who has dementia and needs full time care, but still lives at home with my dad, as he wants it that way. He is 87 in March and she is 86 in February. My prayer is that he give up trying to care for her and allow the family to place her into a nursing home where she will get the right care. That he will consider moving in with one... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 15:27:54 EST Solomon's prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x45466919 I just read through part of Solomon's prayer that he made before God and the people of Israel at the dedication of the first temple. What an inspiration that is. Upon review, the prayer is very complete and covers so many things, and no doubt God answered that prayer many many times throughout the history of Israel. <BR> <BR> The prayer begins in 1 Kings 8.22 and spans across some 32 verses. Well worth a review and reflection on how many times God answered that prayer in the form of natio... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 11:13:35 EST A Gentle Thunder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x45058206 A Gental Thunder <BR> A story by Max Lucado, from A Gentle Thunder : Hearing God Through the Storm <BR> <BR> Once there was a man who dared God to speak. <BR> <BR> "Burn the bush like you did for Moses, God and I will follow. <BR> Collapse the walls like you did for Joshua, God and I will fight. <BR> Still the waves like you did on Galilee, God and I will listen." <BR> <BR> And so the man went and sat by a bush, near a wall close to the sea and waited for God to speak. <BR> <BR> And God h... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 11:47:20 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x45045490 Hi all I am Jennifer Strnad and I am poetlkng2lose's daugher. I am 31 years old and I am a Christian with a lot of questions with few answers. Sat, 12 Nov 2011 14:05:58 EST Job hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x44185994 I would like to request continued prayer on job search and that God would make his will for my life abundantly clear to even one as dull as I. Thank you all , my brothers and sisters. Tue, 20 Sep 2011 15:52:52 EST new to the team and sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x43625949 Hi everyone my name is Laura. I am 54 years old. I have been a Christian for over 10 years now. I have a daughter who is on here. She is soaringphoenix and is 31. I am looking to meet other Christians on here and lose weight as well. Fri, 19 Aug 2011 16:08:30 EST You know You're Blessed When..(add your blessing) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x43471826 when you can say without a doubt that Jesus died and rose ! Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:56:10 EST Give Praise Post A Link To A Christian Song http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x43337081 <BR> God's Own Fool - Michael Card <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEJrjGa106U </link> <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> Tue, 2 Aug 2011 20:58:31 EST Morning Devotional 7/16/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x43014728 Prayer for the Morning (written by Metropolitan Philaret) <BR> <BR> Lord, give me the strength to greet the coming day in peace. Help me in all things to rely on Your holy will. Reveal Your will to me every hour of the day. Bless my dealings with all people. Teach me to treat all people who come to me throughout the day with peace of soul and with firm conviction that Your will governs all. In all my deeds and words guide my thoughts and feelings. In unexpected events, let me not forget that... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 06:08:14 EST "HE IS" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x43000599 "HE IS" <BR> In Genesis, He's the breath of life <BR> In Exodus, the Passover Lamb <BR> In Leviticus, He's our High Priest <BR> Numbers, The fire by night <BR> Deuteronomy, He's Moses' voice <BR> <BR> In Joshua, He is salvation's choice <BR> Judges, law giver <BR> In Ruth, the kinsmen-redeemer <BR> First and second Samuel, our trusted prophet <BR> In Kings and Chronicles, He's sovereign <BR> <BR> Ezra, true and faithful scribe <BR> Nehemiah, He's the rebuilder of broken walls and lives <BR>... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 09:49:11 EST Hello--I am new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x41622251 Hi...I was looking through all the teams on SP and thought that this would be a great one to join. Wed, 4 May 2011 12:12:39 EST Just found this team & joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x41533488 I have been looking for a prayer group and little did I know that this team was here. Today as I was leaving Eunice a spark message, I saw she was the leader of this group. So here I am. Excited and grateful. <BR> <BR> God bless you all! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 13:47:05 EST A passage and thought to share http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x40859818 From lamentations: For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, <BR> he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. <BR> <BR> For many times during my great battle to loose weight and as I fail currently, I am finding that I have lost the faith that for every trial in life I go through God is by my side. Mon, 28 Mar 2011 23:30:09 EST new to your team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x40780152 hello everyone, I decided to join this team because all my life I have let God lead my way anyhow I thought so ,until my weight began to take control of my life. I believe I was <BR> lead here to find my way back again. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 00:11:41 EST Job hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x40049553 I would like to ask prayer for my job hunt. Being 54 and trying to find a job in the current economy is sort of daunting. I keep chipping away at it but this area isn't too job friendly. Thanks everyone. Sun, 20 Feb 2011 16:30:13 EST A Healthy Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x39815296 Hi! My name is Maria. I'm hoping to encourage and be encouraged by others in this challenge of eating healthy, losing weight and sticking to an exercise regimen. With your help and God's, I know I can do this! Thank you! Wed, 9 Feb 2011 21:53:48 EST Happy to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x38625124 Hi, I am new to the team & my name is Peggy & I'm from Arvada, Colorado. Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:47:53 EST Just Smile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x38017123 Smile..it will happen! <BR> Experience His Presence,then... <BR> You will know you are walking in His steps, <BR> And,gathering His fruit from His lips. <BR> When God is near, <BR> We need never fear! <BR> He gives us patience to wait... <BR> Upon Him as we sit at His feet! <BR> Yes,there is comfort there, <BR> Alone in His Presence and He will share! <BR> <BR> Just wrote this for you,my friends,..you know Him as <BR> Your Savior and Lord of your life! It is great to share,... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 10:28:52 EST TWO FRIENDS .......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x37390028 <BR> "Delight yourself in the lord and he will give you the desires of your heart" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> STONE <BR> TWO FRIENDS WERE WALKING <BR> THROUGH THE DESERT . <BR> DURING SOME POINT OF THE <BR> JOURNEY, THEY HAD AN <BR> ARGUMENT; AND ONE FRIEND <BR> SLAPPED THE OTHER ONE <BR> IN THE FACE <BR> <BR> THE ONE WHO GOT SLAPPED <BR> WAS HURT, BUT WITHOUT <BR> SAYING ANYTHING, <BR> WROTE IN THE SAND , <BR> <BR> TODAY MY BEST FRIEND <BR> SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE . <BR> <BR> THEY KEPT ... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 16:56:41 EST Widom!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x36830929 <em>247</em> <em>223</em> s <BR> The good man who gets wisdom from God, gets also heavenly enjoyment. <BR> - Saint Gregory the Wonder Worker (213-270) Bishop, Memorial day, November 17 <em>104</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> Tue, 21 Sep 2010 13:43:10 EST Will be away!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x36049178 Just want to let you all know that we will be in Cape Verde Islands, from Monday the 16th until September 8, my Grandmother will be turning 95 this October, we will not be able to go in October with the rest of the Family and relatives, because now is the most convenient time for my Husband and I to go. <BR> Please keep us in your prayers as I will do the same for you and yours. <BR> Have a Blessed and enjoyable day!! <em>304</em> <BR> God Bless!! <em>459</em> Sat, 14 Aug 2010 13:18:58 EST praying for a peace of mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x35139650 HI EVERY ONE, MY NAME IS LILY. I AM SO STRESSED OUT AND I NEED MOTIVATION TO LOSE 30 LBS. TO SOME PEOPLE THAT DOESEN'T SOUND LIKE MUCH BUT IT IS HARD TO LOSE AFTER 50 AND HAVING A STROKE AND HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES AND ALL THE GOODIES THAT COME WITH IT. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN RELATE TO GET ME STARTED ON THIS JOURNEY. I DO PRAY AND I KNOW WHERE MY HELP COMES FROM, MY LORD AND SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. Thu, 1 Jul 2010 09:28:55 EST Come Holy Spirit!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x35084154 Come Holy Spirit <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Galatians 5:22-23 <BR> But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law. ( <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_t8YjLZbCM </link> <em>458</em> <em>88</em> <em>459</em> Mon, 28 Jun 2010 17:02:48 EST What has happened to this team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x34114576 What has happened to this team? I am the only one huddling anymore,there has been no new posts, no new blogs and we have never had any goals.This is very discouraging to me....Where is everybody? Thu, 13 May 2010 12:23:17 EST I have an abundance of energy!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x33636530 I just wanted to drop you a note that as to date I have lost 25lbs!!! .. I am very excited! The great thing tho....is that not only am I losing the lbs but my clothes fit differently so I know that I am losing many inches as well. I have an abundance of energy and my focus level is clearer than it has been in years.....FOR REAL!! I don't think of this as a day trip, but as a journey!! I have said it before, I am totally committed and that makes all the difference in the world! Thanks for your... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 00:29:45 EST Im new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x31914831 I think god helped me find this team. when I feel I need the support. I went and had my mammagram yesterday. Today I got a call from my drs office that I might have to have another mamagram on the right side again. Yesterday I saw something on the x-ray I had asked the tecnition what it was she said she didnt know. Well it sounds like my dr thinks it might be something because he wants to recheck it. Im going tomorrow to get my old mamagram films to see if its on that one too. and take it to ... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 21:03:13 EST One Bread, One Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x31691151 I just thought I should share this with the team. <BR> At my Church we get this in a form of a book and it makes it easy for some of us that are not able to go to the daily Mass!! And it is free. <BR> I searched for it and found it I hope you all enjoy it!! <em>247</em> <link>www.presentationministries.com/obob/<BR>obob.asp </link> <BR> They are also on Facebook in case you would want to join them!! Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:59:12 EST Please Pray fo Earthquake Victims http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x31049143 Lord of heaven and earth,listen to the cry of suffering and hope that is raised from this community harshly tested by the earthquake! <em>458</em> <em>247</em> <em>459</em> Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:40:15 EST SELF-CONTROL and PERSEVERANCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x30957906 2 Peter 1:5 struck me like lightening this morning during our Pastor's sermon entitled, "Grow Up!" Peter encourages us to "make every effort to add to your faith, goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, SELF-CONTROL; and to self-control, PERSEVERANCE; and to perseverance, GODLINESS; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, LOVE." Hm, kinda like the Fruits of the Spirit, but this is impetuous Peter talking, not contemplative Paul! Just thot I'd share. ... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 18:56:34 EST Hello Everyone! From a Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x30903239 I'm a woman in her mid-50's who has struggled with weight issues for 3 decades. I'm delighted to find this forum.I know that the lack of dietary and exercise discipline I've displayed over the years is definitely not glorifying to this Temple of the Holy Spirit and am relying heavily on God to give me the strength to resist those potato chips and salted peanuts! May God bless and be with us all on our journeys! Fri, 8 Jan 2010 19:43:32 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x30044782 <em>303</em> my dear <em>223</em> pray <em>458</em> for Howard's <em>459</em> <BR> Angel & I are both in our church's Christmas Musical/Play this year. I've been sick, so the first part of my prayer request, is for me to get well & STAY well! The next part is for Angel to NOT get what I had, and stay well! The most important part though, is for Howard, of course! His 56th birthday is December 11th. I bought him a ticket to the Dinner Theater we are having as the first performance of ... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 15:14:36 EST Heading Home to G'boro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x29562432 I'm only going for a day tomorrow, but it's the first time I've been home in over a year. I'll get to see my niece's new baby, born in August, named for my mother. And I'm going to visit my uncle who's in the hospital. My brother Vann said he'd pay for my gas to go up there, because he says if I want to see Uncle Ralph before he dies, it should be this weekend. He didn't like the way my uncle looked when Vann went to see him Wednesday, and seems to think it won't be long. So, Angel & I w... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 08:17:12 EST Turning 50 and making life changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x27932232 Hello, Tomorrow I turn 50. I never expected to be 50 and this overweight. My weight has been a great source of struggle for my whole life. At times I have been upset with God for not giving me a metabolism like my thin friends who can eat anything and stay slim. Finally, God has helped me to be okay with who I am, my significance and security do not come from how I look but in Jesus, I am dearly and wholly loved. The increased weight has cause health issues- high blood pressure, increase... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 22:22:04 EST Poem By Sandy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x26680804 WHAT'S HAPPENED TO THE WORLD TODAY <BR> <BR> What's happened to the world today? <BR> <BR> Mom's have went to work; Dad's have went astray <BR> <BR> We are to busy to talk to our neighbor. <BR> <BR> Just to say hi is a Hugh labor. <BR> <BR> There is so much hate running the streets. <BR> <BR> When you meet someone who is friendly it's a real treat. <BR> <BR> Love and happiness is the key to success. <BR> <BR> Hatred will get you all the rest. <BR> <BR> My mom went to work my dad went... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 15:59:42 EST Happy to have found you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x26134407 I am so happy to have found your team. I am a christian and I do so believe in the power of prayer. I've always known that if I let go and let God that my issues with overweight will be solved but I have stuggled with this weight problem almost all of my life. I guess I am finding trouble letting go and I don't know why. I never give up trying but it's so hard to start over again and again and again. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your team. <BR> -Mireille <em>213</em> Sun, 7 Jun 2009 13:24:19 EST Prayer do change things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x25919317 Hi all I am new to Sparks and so far so good. I am soo glad that there is a team that focus on prayer. My weight is something I have prayed about for years. I know the Lord can help me. I cann't seem to stop over eatting. I seem to always have to go for that 2nd and even sometimes 3rd plate. I can't just eat 1 or 2 of anything. I usually end up eatting the entire thing at one sitting unless someone ask for some, and if I am at the end of the thing it really upsets me to share. I have ... Sat, 30 May 2009 00:16:00 EST I have a question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x25901341 I don't want to offend anyone. I pray every night for God to help me to lose weight. I have cut back on food and am doing light exercise because of my bad knee. Last week I lost 3 pounds this week none. I'm confused on is God answering my prayer, does he have something else in mind for me , does he want to see if I'm serious before he help me? I really hope those questions sound dumb. I always Thank God for what he has done for me before I ask for his blessings. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 29 May 2009 09:58:46 EST Please help me pray this prayer..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x25058835 Please help me pray this prayer for my Daughter in-law, she is due to have her baby any time now, she was induced yesterday but it did not affect her that much so they sent her home. <BR> Pray that she and the baby will not suffer. <BR> Her name is Christine and the baby's name is Liliana. I thank you all in advance. <BR> God bless!! <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Prayer to Saint Gerard <BR> <BR> Most Blessed Trinity, I, Your child, thank You for all the gifts and privileges which You granted ... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:00:43 EST Special Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x24997939 My AWANA Trek group is having a Lock In tonight at our director's house. I am asking that you ladies be in prayer for these teens, and for us tonight and tomorrow morning! I feel sure that some of these kids have NOT totally given themselves to the Lord, and I am praying that the special devotions for tonight, plus all the other things we have planned, will touch the hearts of ALL of them, and bring to Jesus those who need to surrender to Him! I have a poem that I am giving to them as a te... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 14:13:56 EST Humorous Taxes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x24886989 With tax day behind us, I thought you might enjoy this one! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Taxes Are Patriotic! <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> A Dutchman was explaining the red, white, and blue Netherlands flag to an American. "Our flag is symbolic of our taxes. We get red when we talk about them, white when we get our tax bills, and blue after we pay them." <BR> The American nodded. "It's the same in the USA only we see stars, too!" <BR> Have a Blessed day! Vicki <em>247</em> <em>220</em> and <em>... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 05:57:02 EST Today's Encouragement!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x24425229 Prayer purifies us, reading instructs us. Both are good when both are possible. Otherwise, prayer is better than reading. If a man wants to be always in God's company, he must pray regularly and read regularly. When we pray, we talk to God; when we read, God talks to us. <BR> - Saint Isidore of Seville <em>247</em> Sat, 4 Apr 2009 12:23:15 EST A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x23970385 <BR> A Prayer in Spring <BR> <BR> Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day; <BR> And give us not to think so far away <BR> As the uncertain harvest; keep us here <BR> All simply in the springing of the year. <BR> <BR> Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white, <BR> Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night; <BR> And make us happy in the happy bees, <BR> The swarm dilating round the perfect trees. <BR> <BR> And make us happy in the darting bird <BR> That suddenly above the be... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 11:14:54 EST Our greatest source of power....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x23939763 Our greatest source of power comes from knowing, embracing and applying the Word of God. <BR> <BR> "For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are." (Hebrews 4:12 NLT) <em>296</em> <em>459</em> <em>88</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.crosswalk.com/ </link> Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:23:38 EST Hi there, my name's Sydney http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x23895724 Hi, my name's Sydney or "Miss Jiggly" in honor of my wigglin' and jigglin' my way to skinny! <BR> <BR> I'm from the beautiful city in the heart of the South, the crossroads to everywhere.... Atlanta. You can't fly much of anywhere without coming through my fair city! <BR> <BR> Due to the 1996 Olympics, my once sleepy southern town has become quite a megaplex. I think the last I checked we were around 6 million. far cry from the city I moved to fresh out of college. <BR> <BR> I met and m... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 22:00:21 EST Today's Encouragement!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x23843373 "God has not placed perfection in the multiplicity of acts we perform to please Him, but only in the way we perform them, which is simply to do the little we do according to our vocation, in love, by love, and for love." - Saint Francis de Sales <em>459</em> <em>88</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 16 Mar 2009 11:03:54 EST Today's Encouragement!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x23815129 "How great is the sweetness which a soul experiences when, in the time of prayer, God, by a ray of his own light, shows to us his goodness and his mercies toward us, and particularly the love which Jesus Christ has borne to us in His Passion!" <BR> - Saint Alphonsus Liguori <em>129</em> <em>54</em> <em>459</em> <em>247</em> Sun, 15 Mar 2009 13:16:12 EST The serenity prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x23469736 God, give us grace to accept with serenity <BR> the things that cannot be changed, <BR> courage to change the things <BR> which should be changed, <BR> and the wisdom to distinguish <BR> the one from the other. <BR> <BR> Living one day at a time, <BR> Enjoying one moment at a time, <BR> Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, <BR> Taking, as Jesus did, <BR> This sinful world as it is, <BR> Not as I would have it, <BR> Trusting that You will make all things right, <BR> If I surrender to You... Wed, 4 Mar 2009 08:56:32 EST Prayer For Son - A Mother's Plea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x23021761 Please everyone that can pray. Please pray for my son. He was accused of a crime that he did not commit and they want to put him in jail. He has never been in trouble in 26 years. We live in the heart of crime and he has always done what is right but the one time he goes out with his friends for a night out he gets arrested and the police are lieing about him. I am going through so much right now and this is breaking my heart. I can't think straight. I can't work. I can't eat. I just... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:40:48 EST Today's Blessings!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22983250 "Peace <em>459</em> is but an empty word if it does not rest … on truth, built according to justice, nurtured and animated by charity, and put into practice in freedom." <em>652</em> <BR> - Blessed Pope John XXIII (1881-1963) <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> <em>296</em> <em>459</em> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> Tue, 17 Feb 2009 08:53:39 EST Wisdom.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22957985 The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives. <BR> -Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 16 Feb 2009 12:50:07 EST Beginnings ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22948107 God said: <BR> I have made everything; that's how it all came to be. I, the Lord, have spoken. <BR> <BR> Isaiah 66:2 <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> <em>459</em> <em>214</em> <em>220</em> <em>67</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 16 Feb 2009 08:13:00 EST Humility..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22931102 It is said that humility is truth and Jesus is truth, therefore the one thing that will make us most Christlike is humility. <BR> <BR> --from Thirsting for God: Mother Teresa <BR> <em>296</em> <em>220</em> <em>459</em> <em>247</em> Sun, 15 Feb 2009 16:18:52 EST A wise man wrote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22874788 How can anyone explain what God does? After all, he created everything. <BR> <BR> Ecclesiastes 11:5 <em>296</em> <em>459</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2009 11:31:02 EST Justice.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22806827 <BR> <BR> God said: <BR> Stop doing wrong and learn to live right. See that justice is done. Defend widows and orphans and help those in need. <BR> <BR> Isaiah 1:16-17 <em>459</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 10:22:31 EST Today's Blessings!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22805940 The heart of a Christian who believes and feels cannot pass by the hardships and deprivations of the poor without helping them. <BR> - Blessed Louis Guanella (1842-1915) <BR> <em>296</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Blessed day to all <em>223</em> s <em>247</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 09:57:58 EST Hope.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22771587 Make yourselves acceptable to worship the Lord, because he is going to do some amazing things for us. <BR> <BR> Joshua 3:5 <em>288</em> <em>458</em> <em>104</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>220</em> to all <em>223</em> s Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:22:49 EST Today's Blessings!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22696849 God wishes to test you like gold in the furnace. The dross is consumed by the fire, but the pure gold remains and its value increases. It is in this manner than God acts with his good servant, who puts his hope in him and remains unshaken in times of distress. God raises him up and, in return for the things he has left because of love for God, he repays him a hundredfold in this life and with eternal life hereafter. <BR> - Saint Jerome Emiliani (1481-1537) <BR> <BR> I wish you all a blessed... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 08:31:19 EST Today's Blessing&#82 7;s!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22675312 If you wish to be loved, you must love, and if you have nothing to give, give yourself. <em>129</em> <BR> - Blessed Rosalie Rendu (1786-1856) <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> <em>459</em> Sat, 7 Feb 2009 11:22:57 EST Vote with Your Heart.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22625883 Please vote, see attached link. <BR> Thanks, Eunice <BR> <link>www.goredwithcampbells.com/default.a<BR>spx </link> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>26</em> <em>247</em> Thu, 5 Feb 2009 17:50:42 EST Today's Blessing&# #8207;s!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22573217 We are called to labor in the vineyard of Jesus crucified. Oh! What a beautiful honor it is for us to weary ourselves so that souls may be forever happy in the beautiful Jerusalem where Jesus will reunite us one day! <BR> - Blessed Maria de Mattias (1805-1866) <em>296</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <BR> I wish you all a blessed day <em>444</em> <em>247</em> Wed, 4 Feb 2009 08:33:09 EST Verse of the Day !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22472437 Verse of the Day <BR> 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 <BR> So we have stopped evaluating others by what the world thinks about them. ...What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun! <BR> <em>288</em> <em>458</em> <em>296</em> <em>459</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> BLESSED SUNDAY TO ALL <em>223</em> s <em>220</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2009 11:17:37 EST Home remedies for ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22271282 I thought I should share. <BR> See link please, Eunice <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>homeremedies.prevention.com/?cm_mmc=<BR>Spotlight-_-1262009-_-Health-_-The%20P<BR>revention%20Home%20Remedies%20Finder </link> Mon, 26 Jan 2009 11:50:32 EST Verse of the Day !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22177368 Psalm 42:1 <BR> As the deer pants for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. <em>459</em> <em>458</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:30:04 EST Today's Blessing&# #8207;s!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22135693 Remember that the Christian life is one of action; not of speech and daydreams. Let there be few words and many deeds, and let them be done well. <BR> - Saint Vincent Pallotti (1795-1850) <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> May God bless you and yours <em>247</em> <BR> Blessed day!!! <em>220</em> Thu, 22 Jan 2009 08:41:17 EST PRAYER FOR OUR COUNTRY..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22074500 Almighty God, <BR> bless our nation <BR> and make it true <BR> to the ideas of freedom and justice <BR> and brotherhood for all who make it great. <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> Guard us from war, <BR> from fire and wind, <BR> from compromise, fear, confusion. <BR> <BR> Be close to our president and our statesmen; <BR> give them vision and courage, <BR> as they ponder decisions affecting peace <BR> and the future of the world. <BR> <BR> Make me more deeply aware of my heritage; <BR> realizi... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 14:09:24 EST Daily Blessing!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22074304 One of the sure signs of fervor and progress in life is joy and contentment. When we are satisfied with God and with His way of dealing with us, it reflects on the countenance. The face is aglow with joy. <BR> <BR> - Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi (1903-1964) <em>296</em> <em>459</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 20 Jan 2009 14:03:39 EST Daily Wisdom!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x22029368 "The serene beauty of a holy life is the most powerful influence in the world next to the power of God." <BR> -Blaise Pascal <BR> <em>296</em> <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.beliefnet.com/ </link> Mon, 19 Jan 2009 10:41:28 EST Pray for Twana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21995623 Twana,who I met on Prayer Warriors,her house was burned down to the ground.Her family was saved.Praise God!She needs our prayers.This must be devastation as they lost everything,Sally Sun, 18 Jan 2009 12:06:05 EST Verse of the Day!!!-1 Corinthians 10:13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21994115 “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.” <BR> - 1 Corinthians 10:13 <em>296</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 11:19:14 EST Verse of the Day for January 17, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21967102 <BR> Acts 20:36 <BR> When [Paul] had finished speaking, he knelt and prayed with them. <BR> <link>www.bibleleague.org/index.php </link> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Sat, 17 Jan 2009 12:12:30 EST Thanksgiving for God's Mercies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21935810 Father, praise and more praise still we heap upon you for seeing that those involved in yesterday's crash of the US Airways jet in NYC were so blessed by your protecting arms. Thank you for the wisdom and skill you bestowed upon the pilot and crew. How blessed by the Spirit were those that responded to the crash and ushered to safety the victims. You are great. You are good. You are my God. Amen. <BR> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 12:16:15 EST Verse of the Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21934573 James 1:27 <BR> Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles, and refuse to let the world corrupt us. <link>www.bibleleague.org/index.php </link> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> <em>288</em> <em>296</em> <em>459</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:45:52 EST All-Day Energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21893088 All-Day Energy <BR> Follow this hour-to-hour guide to feeling your best <BR> By Sara Reistad-Long Posted December 12, 2008 from Woman's Day <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.womansday.com/layout/set/print/C<BR>ontent/Health/All-Day-Energy </link> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:33:04 EST Verse of the Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21892339 Romans 8:31 <BR> If God is for us, who can be against us? <em>459</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search<BR>=romans+8:31-39 </link> Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:15:23 EST Philippians 4:7 (New International Version) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21856598 Philippians 4:7 (New International Version) <BR> <BR> And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. <em>459</em> <em>296</em> <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search<BR>=Philippians+4:7 </link> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:22:58 EST Job Lost Due to Bad Economy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21851569 Last week my husband lost his job after serving as a faithful employee for over 15 years. This is quite devastating news for us as he is our main bread winner (I work 3/4 time as a church secretary and have already been told there will be no raise for me this year.) We now have no health insurance, no steady income, etc. I know the economy is hitting a lot of people hard and now we find ourselves among that group. Please pray for our Lord's will to be done as we struggle to find our footi... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 10:39:22 EST My prayer for you today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21846938 <BR> <BR> My prayer for you today! <BR> <BR> (1) You will find favor with someone you don't expect ...Amen. <BR> <BR> (2) You will be too relevant to be ignored,.............Amen. <BR> <BR> (3) You will encounter GOD and will never remain the same,..........Amen. <BR> <BR> (4) The grace for completion will come on you, you shall be blessed till the blessed call you blessed,..........Amen. <BR> <BR> (5) The mouth saying ''Amen'' to this prayer shall laugh forever,...........Amen. <BR> V... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:01:13 EST Thank You All For The Notes About My Boyfriend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21831618 Good Evening All, <BR> <BR> I want to thank those that left me comments on my page, in my email, and well just anyone who has told me they have been praying. Just a very small update as I am exhausted and must rest. My boyfriend got out of bed today for the first time in two weeks!!!!!!!!! I am soooooooo elated. I almost jumped out of this wheelchair. Yes, it is a small miracle and I am still with the knowledge that the cancer and Pompei disease will soon allow Him to create a home for bo... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 20:05:20 EST Verse of the Day!!! 1 Peter 5:7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21814569 1 Peter 5:7 <BR> Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. <em>288</em> <em>458</em> <em>459</em> <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> May it be a blessed day!!!! <em>459</em> <em>220</em> Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:46:22 EST Verse of the Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21771260 Proverbs 12:25 <BR> An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. <em>129</em> <em>88</em> <em>296</em> <em>220</em> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 11:47:08 EST Verse of the Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21734277 1 Thessalonians 5:17 <BR> Pray continually. <em>296</em> <em>88</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 13:35:38 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x21584498 Hello, I hope this group is still active?? No posts for awhile. I am a believer in prayer, believing that Yahweh the Father God can equip and empower us to succeed in anything! To all the group, be blessed, encouraged, enriched, fulfilled, anointed, and steadfast. <BR> <BR> Blessings, Norma Jean Wed, 7 Jan 2009 13:22:57 EST Verse of the Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21484742 Galatians 6:9 <BR> So don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> <em>88</em> <em>223</em> <em>220</em> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 08:30:34 EST I Will Praise You LORD - Integrity Hosanna Music!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21425778 I came across this song and thought I should share it with you all. <BR> Enjoy it I did. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0KlQ03hZGA </link> <em>276</em> <em>296</em> <em>276</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 16:30:24 EST Verse of the Day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21415231 Matthew 26:41 <BR> [Jesus says,] "Keep alert and pray -- otherwise temptation will overpower you. For though the spirit is willing, the body is weak." <BR> <em>296</em> <em>88</em> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 11:02:03 EST Today's Blessing&#8207; http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21410580 God accepts our desires as though they were of great value. He longs ardently for us to desire and love him. He accepts our petitions for benefits as though we were doing him a favor. His joy in giving is greater than ours in receiving. So let us not be apathetic in our asking, nor set too narrow bounds to our requests; nor ask for frivolous things unworthy of God's greatness. <BR> - Saint Gregory of Nazianzen the Theologian (330-390) <em>296</em> <em>88</em> <em>220</em> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 08:16:52 EST Focus for 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21348976 This is something I found that I thought you would all find interesting to start the new year with! <BR> Blessings to ALL! Vicki <em>247</em> and <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> "2009 Focus" by Pastor Bill <BR> <BR> Scripture: Philippians 3:13b,14 "But one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." (NKJV) <BR> <BR> Once there were three boys play... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 13:29:11 EST A Politically Incorrect Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21342347 This was written by a man who came from living in Iraq. I think it shows how much of a difference our intervention has helped the Iraqi people. Yet, it also shows how we are even now bound up here in our country. It is becoming harder for us to see the real reason for the season, because it has become not 'politically correct' to have anything that shows the real reason for the season! Maybe we are not so far away from a government controlled country? I hope this will make you think! ... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 10:13:53 EST Surgery update!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x21163368 <BR> <BR> I want to thank all of you who prayed for me before my surgery. <BR> All went well, let's praise The Lord, <em>104</em> for giving us His ears and for answering our prayers. <BR> <em>304</em> May God bless all <em>223</em> s <em>220</em> <BR> I am still a bit tired and in pain, it will take some time before I get to all the emails, and postings, but I will do my best to get to them. <BR> I wish you all a Blessed Christmas!!! <em>220</em> <em>304</em> for being my friend. <em>2... Wed, 24 Dec 2008 13:55:57 EST Jesus Is the Reason http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x20903221 With 3 weeks before Christmas, REMEMBER: <BR> Jesus is Better than Santa <BR> Santa lives at the North Pole. <BR> JESUS is everywhere. <BR> <BR> Santa rides in a sleigh <BR> JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water. <BR> <BR> Santa comes but once a year <BR> JESUS is an ever- present help. <BR> <BR> Santa fills your stockings with goodies <BR> JESUS supplies all your needs. <BR> <BR> Santa comes down your chimney uninvited <BR> JESUS stands at your door and knocks, if you answer, H... Fri, 12 Dec 2008 16:55:46 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x20903144 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> *Twas the month before Christmas*s <BR> <BR> *When all through our land,* <BR> <BR> *Not a Christian was praying* <BR> <BR> *Nor taking a stand.* <BR> <BR> *See the PC Police had taken away,* <BR> <BR> *The reason for Christmas - no one could say.* <BR> <BR> *The children were told by their schools not to sing,* <BR> <BR> *About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.* <BR> <BR> *It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say* <BR> <BR> * Decem... Fri, 12 Dec 2008 16:51:35 EST Today's Encouragement!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x20894517 DECEMBER 12 <BR> <BR> This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His <BR> mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but <BR> before they came together, she was found to be with <BR> child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her <BR> husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose <BR> her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her <BR> quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of <BR> the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph <... Fri, 12 Dec 2008 10:34:24 EST Aloha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x20848351 Awesome to have a christian group in this arena. Praise God from whom all blessing flow. I have lost 33 pounds since May and have 25 more to loose. Wed, 10 Dec 2008 15:01:09 EST Biopsy update!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x20844345 Good day all, I just want to let you all know that the biopsy' results where negative. Praise the Lord, <em>104</em> and thanks for all your prayers. I need to thank God because we all prayed so much and He gave us His ear, as He always does. <em>304</em> But I still had to see a specialist per my Doctor's request. <BR> I saw him today and he has advise me to have surgery <BR> just to be on the safe side. <BR> He will be removing the tissues surrounding the biopsy's area. Better safe then ... Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:40:19 EST Laugh Of The Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x20724462 Laugh Of The Day!!! <BR> <BR> Duties of Wives.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Three men were sitting together bragging about how they had given their new wives duties. <BR> <BR> Terry had married a woman from Greece . <BR> <BR> <BR> He bragged that he had told his wife she needed to do all the dishes and housework. He said that it took a couple days but on the third day he came home to a clean house and the dishes were all washed and put away. <BR> <BR> Jimmie had married a woman from It... Fri, 5 Dec 2008 18:03:39 EST Pray for Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x20395883 Here is a note I just got from Debbie's mother,Dolly. <BR> <BR> HI SALLY, <BR> SHE STARTS THE RADIATION IN 2 WKS I THINK DEC 3RD A DAY AFTER HER 45TH BIRTHDAY.THEN SHE STILL HAS TO GET THE HERCEPTIN DRIP FOR 40 MORE WEEKS BUT THAT WILL TAKE 30 TO 45 MINUTES COMPARED TO HER TREATMENTS OF 3 TO 4 HRS THAT SHE WAS DOING. <BR> SO SHE WILL BE DOING 2 THINGS AT ONCE THE DRIP ONCE A WEEK AND THE RADIATION WILL BE EVERY DAY 5 DAYS A WEEK. <BR> WHEN SHE IS DONE WITH ALL THAT SHE HAS TO BE ON ... Fri, 21 Nov 2008 17:59:05 EST Biopsy update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x20392688 <BR> Dear friends I did the biopsy this morning. <BR> All went well, but I am still in a lot of pain. <BR> I just want to let you all know that I am OK. <BR> Thanks for your support and prayers. <BR> God bless you and yours. <BR> Big hug, Eunice <em>247</em> Fri, 21 Nov 2008 15:11:00 EST Recipe For Happiness :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x20151878 GOT THIS FROM A FRIEND AND THOUGHT YOU ALL WOULD LIKE THIS ONE! <BR> <BR> <BR> Recipe For Happiness <BR> <BR> 2 Heaping cups of patience <BR> 1 Heart full of love <BR> 2 Hands full of generosity <BR> Dash of laughter <BR> 1 Head full of understanding <BR> Sprinkle generously with kindness <BR> Add plenty of faith and mix well. <BR> Spread over a period of a lifetime <BR> And serve everyone you meet. <BR> <BR> Author: Unknown. <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Wed, 12 Nov 2008 13:34:14 EST Gifts for our Troops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x20113981 This time of year we think of time with our families and friends. We have a large group of men and women that would love to be with their family and friends for the holidays---our troop. <BR> <BR> This is a site that you can find out how to give to the troops. <BR> <link>www.give2thetroops.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is a site that you can send a card, cost you nothing but a little time. <BR> <link>www.letssaythanks.com/Home1024.html </link> <BR> <BR> Let's make a soldier, marine... Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:28:50 EST prayer for our nation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x20005756 Iam a member of the Presidential prayer team and they sent me some prayers this morning and I thought these were great: <BR> l, and for this , I am forever grateful. In the name above all names, Jesus, Amen. <BR> —Rachel posted at 2008-11-07 07:02:01 <BR> <BR> Lord, <BR> <BR> Be glorified and give us HOPE in you. You are still on the throne. Prepare, the Obama family's hearts to be used by you. <BR> <BR> In Jesus Name, <BR> <BR> AMEN <BR> —Charity, NY posted at 2008-11-07 07:01:49 <BR> <... Fri, 7 Nov 2008 09:46:30 EST new to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x19926838 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Loretta & I'm glad I came across your team because I feel in need of being in contact with godly people who believe in the power of prayer and seeking God's help in our weight loss journey. So far, I've not been successful--unfortunately--right now I'm going backwards, but I haven't given up. I'm looking forward to trying this out and seeing where it goes. <BR> Thank you. Tue, 4 Nov 2008 13:44:54 EST For Laszlo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x19551636 Laszlo is back into the hospital and please pray.Now it is his heart. I think they let him leave too soon. Please pray that I might have the opportunity to talk to him about his need for our Lord. He is such a sweet man. God must have a purpose for this happening.,thank you,Sally Wed, 22 Oct 2008 08:58:28 EST For Laszlo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x19551618 Laszlo is back into the hospital and please pray.Now it is his heart. I think they let him leave too soon. Please pray that I might have the opportunity to talk to him about his need for our Lord. He is such a sweet man. God must have a purpose for this happening.,thank you,Sally Wed, 22 Oct 2008 08:57:44 EST Growing Older By Design http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x19498237 Dr. Maya Angelou, 80, is a national treasure, and one of the great voices of contemporary literature. The poet, author, actress, dancer, and activist recently spoke at AARP's National Event and introduced the poem she had written specially for the occasion. <BR> <BR> "Growing Older By Design" <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> When you see me <BR> Sitting quietly like a sack <BR> Left on a shelf <BR> Don't think I need <BR> Your chattering <BR> I'm listening to myself. <BR> At first the seasons a... Mon, 20 Oct 2008 14:03:16 EST I'm New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x19399871 <em>213</em> Hi my name is El and I wanted to introduce myself. I joined Sparkers two days ago and not sure really which team to join but when I read the word "prayer" I felt led to come here. I need prayer and encouragment to get started living a healthy lifestyle and my goal is to lose weight, get in shape, learn to eat healthy and be in shape by my 60th Birthday April 2009. I've been living a sendentary lifestyle and I want to get moving again. <em>247</em> Thu, 16 Oct 2008 17:50:31 EST Proverbs 20:11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x19363175 <em>296</em> <BR> In Proverbs 20:11 children are warned that just because they are young, doesn't mean that there will not be consequences for any wrongs done. <BR> <BR> "Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right." <BR> <BR> In Proverbs 22:6 parents are told to: <em>251</em> <BR> <BR> "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it." <BR> <BR> Just some thoughts going through my mind today as I thi... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:06:54 EST Today's Encouragement (asgm@asgm.com) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x19363007 OCTOBER 15 <BR> <BR> Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by <BR> itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you <BR> remain in me. <BR> <BR> So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that <BR> you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together <BR> with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is <BR> the love of Christ. <BR> <BR> But grow in the grace and knowledge ... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:01:38 EST Thank you everyone& thank you,God! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x19355481 Praise the Lord! The doctor told me that she would not have to operate.It is only a goiter and nothing to worry about. I know I have had this for several years and no cancer was ever found.There are 2 sides to the thyroid and one side just did not grow and I asked her that perhaps it just wanted to spread over and she said I was right and said the medical term for it.So,I can be thankful to my heavenly Father Who cares and knows all about our physical needs as well as spiritual needs. Sometim... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:19:08 EST I am back!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x19320365 Good morning all <em>223</em> s <BR> We are back from our vacation. <BR> The trip was great but I am very tired. <BR> It will take days to read all my mail I will respond them as I find time. <BR> Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes. <BR> May God bless you and yours, I wish you all a great day!! <em>220</em> <em>247</em> s <BR> <BR> Thank You, God <BR> <BR> Thank you God for all that grows, <BR> Thank you for the sky's rainbows, <BR> Thank you for the stars that shine, <BR> Thank ... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 08:32:49 EST Hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x19302190 The is an acrostic that I wrote in honor of those who died during the tragic bombings in 2001. In my poem it is written in the shape of a cross. <BR> I hope that you will all enjoy this offering! Vicki <BR> <BR> "Hope" <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> Hamper <BR> Our <BR> Primitive <BR> Evils <BR> <BR> <BR> Hinder <BR> Our <BR> Principle <BR> Enemies <BR> <BR> <BR> Help <BR> Our <BR> Purpose <BR> Eternally <BR> <BR> He... Mon, 13 Oct 2008 16:13:01 EST Praise for Laszlo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x19086387 Good news!Laszlo is coming home Wednesday and we are going to visit him on Saturday when they are having a celebration for his birthday. thank you everyone for praying and Iam sure he will be very happy to be home. Sally <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <BR> YOU ARE THE <em>285</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2008 06:49:48 EST Noah's Ark Everything I need to know, ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18966625 I thought I should share this with you all. <BR> Too Beautiful To Keep To Myself ! Hugs!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Noah's Ark Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark. . <BR> ONE: Don't miss the boat. <BR> TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat. <BR> THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark. <BR> FOUR: Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. <BR> FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to b... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 12:39:42 EST Just say it with emotions!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18938228 This thread is for the days/times that we just want to say it with emotions, no typping. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>225</em> <em>224</em> <em>36</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 30 Sep 2008 14:53:52 EST A Door... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18935855 Father in the name of Jesus I pray you open doors for the person who <BR> sent me this as well as those I am sending it to. Only you can open <BR> doors no man can close and for that we honor you today. Thank you for <BR> the open doors of life, health, strength, prosperity, wealth and love <BR> and thank you for closing the doors of death, sickness, weakness, <BR> despair, poverty and bitterness. We love you today Lord and give you all <BR> the glory and all the praise. I seal this prayer... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:31:54 EST Pray for Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x18910229 I received a note from Debbie's mother today and wanted to share it. Thank you all for your prayers. <BR> debbie is doing ok,she goes for her 5th treatment on Wednesday and then just 5 more to go for chemo.then she will start the radiation for 5 to 7 wks and that will be 5 days a week. <BR> .when that is done she will have to be on herceptin for 1 full year and that will be given to her with intervenes and once a week.she might not have to be on that tomoxzin for 5 yrs we are not sure ab... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 17:24:50 EST Reasons and Seasons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18901513 Sally used this on her team this morning, and I thought that some of those who are not on her team could use these encouraging words. Enjoy! Vicki <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> "Reasons and Seasons" <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> When your burden's heavy laden <BR> from the cares you find in life, <BR> And you cannot find a reason <BR> for your troubles and your strife, <BR> When it feels you go in circles <BR> and at times you walk in place, <BR> And your tears flow like a river <BR> ... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 12:25:57 EST George's brother and our landlord's wife http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x18775484 Thank you for your prayers for Laszlo. He will be transferred as soon as there is a room at the White Plains rehab.I did not get word today,so,they must be busy. And,my landlord's wife,Mrs. Skimenski is not well.She is a vegetable and cannot talk.She had a stroke over 8 years ago.She is in her 80's and they were in the concentration camp years ago.God grant her favor,Sally Wed, 24 Sep 2008 17:48:17 EST Hi from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x18771336 I can think of no better way to begin a day than with prayer. I am looking forward to praying with you. <BR> <BR> I am a 56 year old mother of 2 and grandmother of 3 of the mostly perfect children in the world. My husband had bypass surgery in January and lost most of his eyesight. Prayer is what has keep me comforted and moving forward. Wed, 24 Sep 2008 15:08:45 EST Joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x18754054 I just wanted to share this link with everyone. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. <BR> <link>www.thejoymovie.com/ </link> Wed, 24 Sep 2008 02:21:37 EST Favor to ask, it only takes a minute.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18706583 Favor to ask, it only takes a minute.... <BR> <BR> *I * 6 *Y <BR> <BR> Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on 'donating a mammogram' for free (pink window in the middle). <BR> <BR> This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/ad... Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:25:56 EST Laszlo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18641913 I want to thank each and everyone of you for praying for Laszlo. He is doing better.They want no company though till he gets home.He needs his rest.He will have to stay in the hospital for a while in case this happens again.He is on blood thinner.The MRI did not come back last night as to how this all started.His diabetis makes him walk slow and also poor circulation. He drives a van for a prison.His lip hangs a bit but not noticeable. I will receive a call from Annie today. Thank you once ag... Sat, 20 Sep 2008 07:40:13 EST George's Brother,Laszlo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18616154 Please pray for George's brother,Laszlo,he had a stroke and it paralyzed him on the right side. He is a sweet man. He has already had a triple bypass years ago,so,I hope he is strong through this. His wife,Annie,is very upset calling me.We are going to see them tomorrow because he is having an MRI and tests today.Pray also there will be opportunity to talk about the Lord to this family. <BR> And,if it is God's will,I may have a position in the school close by.Something told me to stop and t... Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:27:31 EST I AM THANKFUL FOR: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18580062 I AM THANKFUL..... <BR> For the teenager who is complaining about doing <BR> dishes, because that means he is home and not on the streets. <BR> For the taxes that I pay, because it means that I am <BR> employed. <BR> For the mess to clean after a party, because it means that I have been surrounded by friends. <BR> For the clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough to eat. <BR> For my shadow that watches me work, because it means I am out in the sunshine. <BR> F... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 04:56:46 EST A Poem of Memories and Bob Hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18567005 These are some memories you girls will appreciate. Lex sent this to me in an email with pictures. but I can only post the words. Enjoy it! <BR> Blessings to you all! Vicki <BR> <BR> "Long Ago and Far Away" <BR> <BR> Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot, <BR> Before the days of Dylan, or the dawn of Camelot. <BR> There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me, <BR> <BR> For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born, <BR> Where navels were for ... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 16:47:12 EST Faith! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18494109 "Tat ye be... followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises." Heb. 6:12 <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> Faith changes hope into reality. Kenneth E. Hagin <BR> <BR> Faith is a very important tool that we must have to make all the ingredients work in this walk of changing our way of living, our way, of eating. Prayer is the Key and our Faith unlock it. I thank God for all He is and always remember that Can't Nobody do you like Jesus! Just me, the Min. <em>43</em> Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:00:15 EST Jesus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x18422633 These pictures of Jesus are awesome, and the music makes it even more wonderful! Enjoy! Blessings to you! Vicki <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> and <em>212</em> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.greatdanepro.com/Dear%20Jesus/in<BR>dex.htm </link> Fri, 12 Sep 2008 12:06:46 EST A note from Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x18422196 Thank you for all your prayers for Debbie and here is a note I just received from her. hi everyone, <BR> <BR> i know a few of you have been waiting for me to send something so that you could forward it on to your friends who have been asking how i'm doing. well i'm doing fine so far. here's a very quick summary of what's happened since my last update: <BR> <BR> i began my second round of chemo on wed 8/3. i am on a different chemical this time. they put me on ta... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:50:31 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x18406875 Just wanted to say hi, I am Gayle, and I look forward to getting to know everyone. My prayer is that you all know that you can and will do it! have a bless evening, jsut me, the Min. <em>43</em> <em>247</em> <em>296</em> Thu, 11 Sep 2008 20:37:36 EST Forever Forgive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18394989 I found it girls! This was written after the World Trade Center bombings to work out my anger over what those terrorists did. I hope that you can see how I worked through my anger and fear as well! Enjoy! <BR> Blessings to everyone! Vicki <em>234</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> "Forever Forgive" <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> September 11, 2001 is a day that will forever live in our minds, <BR> As that dark day when terror erupted and blew the blinds, <BR> Out of the World Trade Center, the P... Thu, 11 Sep 2008 11:58:05 EST Patriot Day Prayer for September 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18393394 Dear Heavenly Father, <BR> <BR> Today is a difficult day. The memories are painful and some of the wounds I fear may never heal. Yet I pray you will help me to go on living for truth, firm in my hope of your salvation. May I live for you, Lord, and by doing so, be an example to my friends and family. I pray, just like Jesus, I may learn obedience through these things that I have suffered. Help me not to question why, yet even if I do, give me courage to continue to trust you. Help me take th... Thu, 11 Sep 2008 11:08:01 EST Homecoming Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x18308439 This was written to celebrate the Homecoming Day we have down here in church, and the one we will have up there in Heaven someday! Enjoy! <em>224</em> <BR> Blessings to all! Vicki <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> "Homecoming Day" <em>140</em> <em>190</em> <em>277</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Did you know there’s really nothing much better than Homecoming Day? <BR> Great preaching, singing, and food galore are to be found along the way! <BR> “It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save t... Mon, 8 Sep 2008 12:29:29 EST Dear GOD: Thank You for. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18272399 Dear GOD: <BR> I want to thank You for what you have already done. I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better, I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry or until they stop talking about me, I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until my... Sat, 6 Sep 2008 23:01:27 EST Walking for Jesus! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18239724 A friend sent this to me , I thought you all would probably enjoy it as much as I did. <BR> Enjoy!!! <BR> <BR> Walking for Jesus! <BR> Say a prayer, then pass Him on to Bless others. <BR> --Smile at a stranger. <BR> --Listen to someone's heart. <BR> --Drop a coin where a child can find it. <BR> --Learn something new, and teach it to some one else. <BR> --Tell someone you're thinking of them. <BR> --Hug a loved one. <BR> --Don't be afraid to say "I AM SORRY." <BR> --Look a child in the eye an... Fri, 5 Sep 2008 13:21:52 EST "This, then, is how you should pray:..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18181926 Our Father, who art in heaven <BR> hallowed be thy Name, <BR> thy kingdom come, <BR> thy will be done, <BR> on earth as it is in heaven. <BR> Give us this day our daily bread <BR> And forgive us our trespasses, <BR> as we forgive those <BR> who trespass against us. <BR> And lead us not into temptation, <BR> but deliver us from evil. <BR> For thine is the kingdom, <BR> and the power, and the glory, <BR> for ever and ever. <BR> Amen. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.gotquestions.org/Lords-prayer.ht<... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 12:16:26 EST Drug Problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x18170644 DRUG PROBLEM <BR> <BR> I had a “drug” problem when I was young person and teenager. <BR> I was “drug” to church on Sunday morning. <BR> I was “drug” to church on Sunday night. <BR> I was “drug” to church on Wednesday night. <BR> I was “drug” to Sunday School every week. <BR> I was “drug” to Vacation Bible School. <BR> I was “drug” to the family alter to read the bible and pray. <BR> I was also “drug” to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents. <BR> <BR> Those “drugs” are still in my veins;... Wed, 3 Sep 2008 00:52:08 EST Stand For Something http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18146826 U. S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall, at the opening of the Senate's session of April 18, 1947, offered a prayer that's even more appropriate for all of us today: "Give us clear vision, that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything." I find it amazing that they continually try to take God out of our government, when our country was founded by people who came here to be able to worship God the way they wanted to wors... Tue, 2 Sep 2008 10:13:49 EST Today's Encourag ment!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18062335 <link>isv.scripturetext.com/hebrews/2.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>212</em> Fri, 29 Aug 2008 11:21:31 EST Patrick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18054163 Please pray for my son, if you would again. I have distressing news that his girlfriend is pregnant with his baby and she is planning to abort. He is using his hard to come by paychecks to pay for it, as she does not have the money. She has two other children from two different fathers and recently lost custody of her first born. She is trying to get him back and does not want her ex to know that she is pregnant again with a third man. Oh, my. My heart is very saddened to know that my grandch... Fri, 29 Aug 2008 01:26:28 EST Cry Unto Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18043024 I have a short poem here for those who have need of it. I pray that it will help anyone who reads it. Blessings to everyone! <em>247</em> Vicki <BR> <BR> "Cry Unto ME" <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> “The righteous cry, I hear and deliver them” out of all trouble. <BR> Call unto Me and seek for Me, and I will be there on the double. <BR> Is your “heart broken and your spirit contrite” for deeds done? <BR> “Draw nigh to Me and I shall draw nigh to you;” I sent My son. <BR> Your “life is but a... Thu, 28 Aug 2008 15:51:30 EST Greater Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x18014323 This was written for Easter a few years ago. Enjoy! Blessings to everyone! Vicki <BR> <BR> <BR> "Greater Love" <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> “Greater Love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for a friend.” <BR> Who would lay down their life for a friend or a stranger in the end? <BR> Jesus did, when He walked up Calvary’s hill to pay the final cost. <BR> Dying for all the sins of those yet to be born, for anyone lost. <BR> Who would go to a death they knew might exist beyond ... Wed, 27 Aug 2008 15:19:07 EST Today's Encourag ement!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17983749 I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did! <BR> God bless!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.asgm.com/te-b.php3 </link> <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 26 Aug 2008 14:44:26 EST Pray for the Children http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17941147 Today starts a new school year. Let's try to keep the children in our prayers. They face so much more evil in their schools these days. Angel is starting middle school, and I pray that God will protect her from any kind of evil and may He grant her the ability to understand everything her teachers will teach her this year! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Father, put Your Loving arms around Angel and her friends as they walk into this new environment today. Help them to avoid anything not pleas... Mon, 25 Aug 2008 06:42:54 EST Doctor's appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x17851968 Please remember me today at 1:00 as Iam going to have an ultrasound done on my thyroid. I have had a nodule for many years,and now it has been paining me a trifle bit. God is able to heal before entering the office! Thank you so much,Sally Thu, 21 Aug 2008 09:44:16 EST And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17831245 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those <BR> who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the <BR> minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light <BR> of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image <BR> of God. For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus <BR> Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for <BR> Jesus' sake. For God, who said, "Let light shine out of <BR> darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us <BR> the light ... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 14:12:46 EST Vicki, let us know..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17807794 Hi Vicki, <BR> Please let us know how your appointment went. <BR> I hope all went well. Many blessings to all. <BR> Your friend, Eunice Tue, 19 Aug 2008 18:08:12 EST I believe J..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17770791 I believe J <BR> <BR> When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly! "The power of one sentence! God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor. God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close. Share this with your friends. <BR> Have a blessed day and remember to be a blessing... <em>296</em> <em>88</em> <... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:42:38 EST For the message of the cross is foolishness ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17763367 Good morning All <em>223</em> I wish you all a great and blessed day! <BR> Eunice <BR> <BR> <BR> For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who <BR> are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the <BR> power of God. For it is written: "I will destroy the <BR> wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent <BR> I will frustrate"...but we preach Christ crucified: a <BR> stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but <BR> to those whom God has called,... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 10:13:12 EST A Child's View of the Bible http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17719558 Hold on to your sides girls! This one will make laughing a really good exercise today! Enjoy! Many Blessings to all from Vicki <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> A Child's View of the Bible <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Through the eyes of a child. The Children's Bible in a Nutshell: <BR> <BR> In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says, 'The Lord thy God is one, but I think He must be a lot older than that. Anyway, God said, 'G... Sat, 16 Aug 2008 10:26:58 EST Anger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17718433 This poem is one of those where I am trying to work through my feelings that are not Christ like. I hope this will speak to your heart! Blessings to everyone! Vicki <BR> <BR> "Anger" <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> God’s “anger endures but a moment; in His favor is Life.” <BR> Why can’t I learn to be as He is, and be free from the strife? <BR> My “weeping may endure for a night, but the morning will bring His Love! <BR> “As far as east is from west, He threw our sin,” even to the Heavens a... Sat, 16 Aug 2008 09:36:47 EST Doctor's report from Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17717555 <BR> hi everyone! wanted toshare my surgery results with you! some of you i spoke with last night - but i warned you i was still emailing you. <BR> <BR> just a quick update since meg sent out hers. i came home wed (8/6) in the afternoon. not in much pain - but uncomfortable. was instructed to take a pain pill b4 going to bed just to relax me - well it worked! i slept from 11pm straight thru 7am. boy did that feel good. after that never even took a tylenol! there was not much pain ... Sat, 16 Aug 2008 08:42:12 EST Psalm 69 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17698768 I wrote this based one the 69th Psalm. I hope that you will enjoy it! Blessings to all! Vicki <BR> <BR> "Psalm 69" <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> I will save thee when you feel the waters are come in unto thy soul. <BR> When you sink in deep mire unable to stand, I’ll make thee whole. <BR> As the waters close over your head, remember where to look. <BR> Do you weary of crying; is your throat dry as a book? <BR> Do your eyes fail in sight as you wait upon your God? <BR> Do some seek to destro... Fri, 15 Aug 2008 12:32:10 EST What do you do for a living? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17665282 I've been a Christian since 1969. That's my most important "job!" I've been a full time church secretary for the past 14 years. I've always said if you can't get along at work while working for a bunch of Christians, then you shouldn't get out of bed in the morning! Thu, 14 Aug 2008 10:38:04 EST I Never Knew You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17638302 This was written many years ago, the year after I was born, as a matter of fact! I thought it was worth sharing with you all! Blessings to you all! Vicki <BR> <BR> "I Never Knew You!" <BR> <BR> Last night as I lay sleeping a dream came to me. <BR> I dreamed about the end of time, about eternity. <BR> I saw a million sinners fall on their knees to pray. <BR> The Lord just sadly looked at them and this I heard Him say, <BR> <BR> "Sorry, I never knew you, depart from me forevermore. <BR>... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 12:09:12 EST Do you Dare Look in the Mirror? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17637804 This poem is written for all of us. Do we dare to look into God's Holy Mirror, the Bible? Enjoy! Blessings to everyone! Vicki <BR> <BR> "Do You Dare Look in the Mirror?} <em>202</em> <BR> <BR> It can be hard to get up and look in the mirror in the morning. <BR> We have to put on our “face” before we go out without warning! <BR> It might scare the neighbors away if they saw our true face! <BR> It wouldn’t do for them to see us with a hair out of place! <BR> There is one mirror though... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:54:57 EST God Is Calling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17602894 This is a poem I wrote for those who may not know Jesus. If you know someone like that, please feel free to share this with them. Have a most Blessed day everyone! Hugs, Kisses & Love from Vicki <BR> <BR> "God Is Calling" <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Have you ever thought you heard somewhere in the recesses of your mind, <BR> A still small voice which seems, at times, so gentle and kind? <BR> Have you ever felt a small twinge anywhere in the chambers of your heart? <BR> It usually sho... Tue, 12 Aug 2008 09:29:33 EST Romans Road http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17584505 Romans 3:23 <BR> "For ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God." <BR> Romans 6:23 <BR> "For the wages of sin is Death; but the gift of God is Eternal Life, through Jesus Christ our Lord." <BR> Romans 5:8 <BR> "But God commended His Love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." <BR> Romans 10:9-11, 13 <BR> "That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. F... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 16:57:28 EST Those who are wise will shine like ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17524777 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the <BR> heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like <BR> the stars for ever and ever. <BR> <BR> The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who <BR> wins souls is wise. <BR> <BR> "Do you not say, `Four months more and then the <BR> harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the <BR> fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the reaper <BR> draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for <BR> et... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 14:32:47 EST I will be away this week!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17524082 Hello ,All <em>223</em> <BR> This is just to let you all know I will be going to Bridgeport, Connecticut, I will busy having fun visiting with relatives and friends. <BR> I am not sure how much time I will have to enter anything in the Computer. <BR> I will do my best tracking everything in my Notebook, <BR> I always have my Pedometer with me to remind me that I have to move <em>211</em> <BR> See you all on line by the end of the week. <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>253</em> Sat, 9 Aug 2008 14:05:25 EST Prayer for Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x17518173 Debbie can go out some,but cannot drive.She has the drain still in her and can't do too much but relax. This is good,she does need rest. The staples under her arm will be taken out next week where the surgeon took out the lympth nodes. And,she will receive full report and prayerfully all the cancer will be gone.We will praise the Lord for His mighty work He is about to do. Thank you everyone for your prayers,Sally <em>88</em> Sat, 9 Aug 2008 10:14:13 EST Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17489900 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while <BR> he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil <BR> man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will <BR> have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely <BR> pardon. "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither <BR> are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the <BR> heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher <BR> than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 8 Aug 2008 10:44:05 EST Lies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17464931 I have a need to ask for your wisdom about something that just happened. I caught Angel red handed deleting my emails, then she lied to me and said she didn't do it. I have just now gotten on the computer, and she's the one who's been on it today. It's bad enough that she deleted the emails to try to be able to get back on the computer faster. But then when I asked her IF she had done this, she lied to me and said that she had not done that! I've been trying to teach her the way God want... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 14:21:02 EST He was despised and rejected by men, a man.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17460964 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, <BR> and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide <BR> their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. <BR> Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our <BR> sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten <BR> by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our <BR> transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the <BR> punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by <BR> his wounds we ar... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 12:19:26 EST Prayer for Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17383642 Debbie is in the hospital as of 7:00 this morning. Here is a letter from her mother.,Dolly: <BR> Debbie... <BR> called she said it hurt with the radioactive stuff they put in her. but they do the dye tomorrow she said. she said the needle did not hurt much it was the meds in the needle. <BR> they told her now to be there tomorrow at 7am and her surgery is still set for 9;30 so please say a prayer around that time for her ok . <BR> they said it could take up to 2 hrs.she said they have to ta... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 07:41:52 EST Trust in the LORD with all your heart and..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17357911 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on <BR> your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge <BR> him, and he will make your paths straight. <BR> <BR> Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the <BR> unfaithful is hard. <BR> <BR> There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end <BR> it leads to death. <BR> <BR> He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever <BR> confesses and renounces them finds mercy. <BR> <BR> A man who remains stif... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 11:42:01 EST Prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17335781 Good day to everyone. I am asking for your prayers. I had a fall while speed walking and fear I may have torn my MCL in my knee. I am praying that is not the case. I was doing really well and would hate to be sidelined from exercising right now. Please pray that God's healing hand will touch my knee and allow for quick healing. I thank you all for your prayers; they are so powerful! Sun, 3 Aug 2008 16:27:11 EST The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17307986 <BR> The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The <BR> statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the <BR> simple. <BR> <BR> Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose <BR> sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD <BR> does not count against him and in whose spirit is no <BR> deceit. <BR> <BR> Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set <BR> their hearts on pilgrimage. For the LORD God is a sun <BR> and shield; the LORD b... Sat, 2 Aug 2008 11:27:21 EST Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17246068 Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, <BR> no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your spirit, that all <BR> peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one creator; <BR> to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen. <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>296</em> <em>88</em> Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:39:34 EST A blessing is coming your way. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17211394 This is God. Today I will be handling All of your problems for you. I do Not need your help. So, have a nice day. <BR> I love you. <BR> <BR> P.S. And, remember... <BR> If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do Not attempt to resolve it yourself! Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. I will get to it in MY TIME. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours. Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it b... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 13:49:38 EST May the Lord make your love increase and...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17207200 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for <BR> each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for <BR> you. <BR> <BR> And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more <BR> and more in knowledge and depth of insight... <BR> <BR> "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have <BR> loved you, so you must love one another. By this all <BR> men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one <BR> another." <BR> <BR> This is love: not that we loved... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:56:40 EST On my bed I remember you; I think of you....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17168266 Good Morning all, I wish you all a great day. <BR> May the love and peace of God be with you and yours. <BR> Eunice <BR> <BR> On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the <BR> watches of the night. <BR> <BR> In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the <BR> morning I lay my requests before you and wait in <BR> expectation. <BR> <BR> Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been <BR> published, he went home to his upstairs room where the <BR> windows opened toward J... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:53:27 EST Fathers, do not exasperate your children..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17144453 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring <BR> them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. <BR> <BR> Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward <BR> from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are <BR> sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose <BR> quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame <BR> when they contend with their enemies in the gate. <BR> <BR> Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to <BR> place his... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 17:30:34 EST Many,O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17102926 Good Morning All <em>223</em> I wish you all a blessed Sunday. May the love of God be with you and yours. <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The <BR> things you planned for us no one can recount to you; <BR> were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many <BR> to declare. Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think <BR> of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do <BR> not delay. <BR> <BR> How precious to m... Sun, 27 Jul 2008 13:53:13 EST Friendship and Love Knows No bound.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x17076821 I JUST WANT TO SHARE THIS LOVELY STORY. ENJOY!!! <BR> <BR> Friendship and Love Knows No bound: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=adYbFQFXG0U </link> Sat, 26 Jul 2008 12:40:09 EST New Pledge of Allegiance, WRITTEN BY A 15 yr. old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16977396 WRITTEN BY A 15 yr. old SCHOOL KID IN ARIZONA : <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> New <BR> Pledge of Allegiance <BR> <BR> (TOTALLY AWESOME) ! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Since the Pledge <BR> of Allegiance <BR> <BR> and The <BR> Lord's Prayer <BR> <BR> are not allowed in most <BR> <BR> public schools anymore <BR> <BR> Because the word 'God ' is mentioned.... <BR> <BR> A kid in Arizona wrote the attached: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NEW <BR> School prayer: - <BR> <BR> Now I sit me ... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 12:36:51 EST "Blessed are you when people insult you,...." http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16938741 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you <BR> and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of <BR> me." <BR> <BR> Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face <BR> trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing <BR> of your faith develops perseverance. Blessed is the man <BR> who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood <BR> the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has <BR> promised to those who love him. <BR> <BR> Fo... Tue, 22 Jul 2008 11:27:33 EST "Blessed are those who are persecuted because...." http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16905909 "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of <BR> righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." <BR> <BR> In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in <BR> Christ Jesus will be persecuted... <BR> <BR> Do not be surprised, my brothers, if the world hates <BR> you. <BR> <BR> "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me <BR> first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you <BR> as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, <BR> but I have... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 14:44:51 EST "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they......" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16849465 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God." <BR> <BR> Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast <BR> spirit within me. <BR> <BR> Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all <BR> your soul and with all your strength. <BR> <BR> Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eyes are <BR> good, your whole body also is full of light. <BR> <BR> But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we <BR> have fellowship with one another, and the b... Sat, 19 Jul 2008 12:20:38 EST Dear Lord and Father,Forgive our foolish ways!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16753911 Dear Lord and Father of mankind, <BR> Forgive our foolish ways; <BR> Reclothe us in our rightful mind, <BR> In purer lives Thy service find, <BR> In deeper reverence, praise. <BR> <BR> Drop Thy still dews of quietness, <BR> Till all our strivings cease; <BR> Take from our souls the strain and stress, <BR> And let our ordered lives confess <BR> The beauty of Thy peace. <BR> <BR> Breathe through the heats of our desire <BR> Thy coolness and Thy balm; <BR> Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; ... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 11:33:29 EST This is what the LORD says-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16660138 "This is what the LORD says-- he who made you, who <BR> formed you in the womb, and who will help you: Do not be <BR> afraid, O Jacob, my servant, Jeshurun, whom I have <BR> chosen. For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and <BR> streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on <BR> your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. I <BR> have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins <BR> like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed <BR> you." <BR... Sun, 13 Jul 2008 13:33:23 EST Christian Joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16547836 "If you have no joy, there's a leak in your Christianity somewhere." Billy Sunday <BR> <BR> We can be sad even as a Christian, but we should always have Joy in our souls. If we get depressed and stay down for very long we need to go down on our knees and pray for His help in regaining our Joy from Him! Satan delights in making us depressed just so he can make us bad examples of one of Christ's followers! Tell Satan to "get behind you" and cling to Jesus by the Hand as you travel on your... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 15:27:05 EST Sing to the LORD, you saints of his; praise ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16546966 Sing to the LORD, you saints of his; praise his holy <BR> name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor <BR> lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but <BR> rejoicing comes in the morning. <BR> <BR> When I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O LORD, <BR> supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your <BR> consolation brought joy to my soul. <BR> <BR> For we do not have a high priest who is unable to <BR> sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have o... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 14:59:00 EST Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16511185 The prayer: <BR> <BR> Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, who are reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through your grace. Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill th eir needs. Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings... Tue, 8 Jul 2008 13:54:49 EST introduction and request for prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x16494199 Just getting started. Believe fully in the power of prayer. Please pray for me. At wits end, alot on my plate. Please pray for my 28 year old son, Patrick. No car, no job, no money, legal obligations, no direction. recently homeless., convinced my husband to rent an apartment for him,; he won't let him come home. Am heartbroken I'm doing nothing but eating Tue, 8 Jul 2008 00:52:06 EST A Fourth of July Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16403990 We lift up our hearts, O God, on this day of celebration <BR> in gratitude for the gift of being Americans. <BR> <BR> We rejoice with all those who share <BR> in the great dream of freedom and dignity for all. <BR> <BR> With flags and feasting, with family and friends, <BR> we salute those who have sacrificed that we might have the opportunity to bring to fulfillment our many God-given gifts. <BR> <BR> As we deny all prejudice a place in our hearts, <BR> may we also clearly... Fri, 4 Jul 2008 11:55:43 EST Blessed is he who has regard for the weak.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16377465 Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD <BR> delivers him in times of trouble. The LORD will protect <BR> him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land <BR> and not surrender him to the desire of his foes. The <BR> LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him <BR> from his bed of illness. <BR> <BR> ..and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and <BR> satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will <BR> rise in the darkness, and you... Thu, 3 Jul 2008 11:01:38 EST St. Thomas the Apostle(doubt) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16376397 St. Thomas the Apostle <BR> <BR> July 3 (doubt) <BR> <BR> Lord Jesus, Saint Thomas doubted Your resurrection until he touched Your wounds. After Pentecost, You called him to become a missionary in India, but he doubted again and said no. He changed his mind only after being taken into slavery by a merchant who happened to be going to India. Once he was cured of his doubt, You freed him and he began the work You had called him to do. As the patron saint against doubt, I ask him to pr... Thu, 3 Jul 2008 10:33:32 EST Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16356895 Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. {Helen Keller} <BR> <BR> To this I heartily say AMEN! Faith is what will bring us to Jesus and His Light! Amen? Amen! Blessings to all! Vicki <em>232</em> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> and <em>212</em> for all! <em>232</em> Wed, 2 Jul 2008 16:58:25 EST It is the LORD'S purpose that prevails. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16345809 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the <BR> LORD'S purpose that prevails. <BR> <BR> But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the <BR> purposes of his heart through all generations <BR> <BR> ..so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not <BR> return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire <BR> and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. <BR> <BR> And we know that in all things God works for the good of <BR> those who love him, who have been call... Wed, 2 Jul 2008 10:50:00 EST Thank You for This Earth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16318230 O God, <BR> <BR> We thank you for this earth, our home; for the wide sky and the blessed sun,for the ocean and streams, for the towering hills and the whispering wind, <BR> for the trees and green grass. <BR> <BR> We thank you for our senses by which we hear the songs of birds, and see the splendor of fields of golden wheat, and taste autumn's fruit, rejoice in the feel of snow, and smell the breath of spring flowers. <BR> <BR> Grant us a heart opened wide to all this beauty; and save us f... Tue, 1 Jul 2008 13:21:16 EST The plans of the LORD stand firm forever!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16317095 The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the <BR> purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the LORD <BR> stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through <BR> all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the <BR> LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. From <BR> heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind; from <BR> his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth...But <BR> the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those <BR> whose ho... Tue, 1 Jul 2008 12:49:40 EST Rejoice that you participate in the sufferings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16292324 ..and anything else that can withstand fire must be put <BR> through the fire, and then it will be clean. <BR> <BR> Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial <BR> you are suffering, as though something strange were <BR> happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in <BR> the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed <BR> when his glory is revealed. So then, those who suffer <BR> according to God's will should commit themselves to <BR> their faithful ... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 17:29:57 EST This is my very first time here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x16271530 Prayer is a very important part of my life. And the more people we have joining us in it, all the better! <BR> <BR> I am excited to join and become a part of this group. Thank-you for letting me be part of your "prayer family!." <BR> <BR> God bless all of you and keep you all healthy and safe. Mon, 30 Jun 2008 03:20:57 EST Praise the LORD. Praise!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16253629 Praise the LORD. Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise <BR> the name of the LORD. Let the name of the LORD be <BR> praised, both now and forevermore. The LORD is exalted <BR> over all the nations, his glory above the heavens. Who <BR> is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on <BR> high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the <BR> earth? He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the <BR> needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes, <BR> with the p... Sun, 29 Jun 2008 13:05:35 EST "Sit here while I pray." http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16224688 They went to a place called Gethsemane, and Jesus said <BR> to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray." He took <BR> Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be <BR> deeply distressed and troubled. "My soul is <BR> overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death," he said <BR> to them. "Stay here and keep watch." Going a little <BR> farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if <BR> possible the hour might pass from him. "Abba, Father," <BR> he said, "everything ... Sat, 28 Jun 2008 10:59:18 EST Daily Blessing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16195237 By nature, each one of us is enclosed in his own personality, but supernaturally, we are all one. We are made one body in Christ, because we are nourished by one flesh. As Christ is indivisible, we are all one in him. <BR> <BR> - Saint Cyril of Alexandria (376-444) <em>296</em> <em>88</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:22:47 EST Praise for Debbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16181029 Hello everyone! I have a praise for Debbie. She had her Chemo#3 yesterday.Afterwards the doctor wanted to see her and go over some stuff.He decided one more treatment instead of 3 more before surgery. He may make her come 1X/wk. for 12 weeks depending on the results of surgery.This will mean lower dos of meds,and more tolerable.,and her hair will grow sooner.The tumor has shrunk;that means chemo has worked.Surgery cheduled 8/19 but they will try to get it moved up if chemo is ended in July.Sh... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 21:15:48 EST Our Father!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16127937 Our Father, <BR> Who art in heaven, <BR> Hallowed be Thy Name. <BR> Thy Kingdom come, <BR> Thy Will be done, <BR> On earth as it is in Heaven. <BR> Give us this day our daily bread, <BR> And forgive us our debts, <BR> As we also have forgiven our debtors. <BR> And lead us not into temptation, <BR> but deliver us from evil. Amen. <BR> <BR> God to enfold me, <BR> God to surround me, <BR> God in my speaking, <BR> God in my thinking, <BR> God in my sleeping, <BR> God in my waking, <BR> God in my... Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:13:50 EST God's Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16093940 God speaks to us, without ceasing, by His good inspirations; <BR> <BR> He sends us good thoughts, good desires. In youth, in old age, <BR> <BR> in all the misfortunes of life, He exhorts us to receive His grace, <BR> <BR> and what use do we make of His warnings? At this moment, even, <BR> <BR> are we cooperating rightly with grace? <BR> - Saint John Vianney <BR> <BR> <em>288</em> <em>296</em> <em>220</em> <em>212</em> Tue, 24 Jun 2008 10:15:27 EST "Don't be afraid." ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x16008045 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. <BR> <BR> ..and he sent a man before them-- Joseph, sold as a <BR> slave. They bruised his feet with shackles, his neck <BR> was put in irons, till what he foretold came to pass, <BR> till the word of the LORD proved him true. The king <BR> sent and released him, the ruler of peoples set him <BR> free. He made him master of his household, ruler over <BR> all ... Sat, 21 Jun 2008 09:12:11 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x15982366 "I do not understand the mystery of grace--only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us." <BR> <BR> -Anne Lamott Fri, 20 Jun 2008 10:57:27 EST Who then is the faithful and wise servant? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x15957946 <BR> "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the <BR> master has put in charge of the servants in his <BR> household to give them their food at the proper time? <BR> It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns." <BR> <BR> Now it is required that those who have been given a <BR> trust must prove faithful. <BR> <BR> "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jes... Thu, 19 Jun 2008 14:42:40 EST God is not only my creator and my master! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x15956450 God is not only my creator and my master; He is also my last end. A God infinitely wise must have proposed to Himself an end in creating me; a God infinitely perfect could only have created me in His glory; that is to say, to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him. <BR> <BR> - Saint Ignatius of Loyola <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>214</em> <em>296</em> Thu, 19 Jun 2008 13:54:08 EST love Proverbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x15831292 Went to church this morning and I always come felling better than when I went in, the time with My Lord is wonderful, nothing better than Praising our Saviour. He has taken me thru a lot of rough times I thank Him always and daily Sun, 15 Jun 2008 16:25:32 EST I'm trying this again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x15779762 Hi everyone. I'm new "again" as of yesterday. I was here the 1st time in January and "fell off the wagon" so to speak. I'm all about the power of prayer but have never asked for prayer with weight loss. So I'm all about praying for each other. I'm from Bloomington, Indiana, have 2 grown childrer. My son has been married 6 years and has given me a beautiful grand daughter (Jalyn). My daughter is getting married July 5th. Plus, my step son gets married tomorrow! Yes, it's been just a tad bi... Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:50:52 EST Prayer for Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x15743457 Dear Lord, You know all about Debbie and as we pray for her today may you touch her. She had a bad night with vomiting and Lord,it has to be overwhelming for her just now. May you give her the Balm oil of healing right now as we pray.Thank you,Lord. And,be with her family,her Mom,Dolly,father,Laci and her husband,Tom and children,Crystal 15,and Thomas 19. May Thy will be done,in Jesus Name.,Amen Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:26:21 EST Can you walk on His water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x15603232 This is a site that I think you all will find an Encouragement! Blessings to you from Vicki <BR> <em>224</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>67</em> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> http://mywebpages.comcast.net:80/singing<BR>man7/Water.htm Sat, 7 Jun 2008 13:45:48 EST Verse of the Day/Meditation Of The Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x15586238 Zechariah 4:6 <BR> "Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit," says the LORD Almighty. (NIV) <BR> <BR> Meditation <BR> <BR> Sometimes we try to force people to believe what we do, forgetting that it's God's Spirit who works to change people's lives. We're not strong enough to save ourselves -- how could we be strong enough to save someone else? <BR> <BR> In what ways can you let God's Spirit lead you in reaching out to others? -From Bible League Ministry <BR> <em>296</em> <em>247</em... Fri, 6 Jun 2008 17:31:33 EST Pray for Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x15257566 Iam sure everyone knows about Debbie,who is my friend's daughter with stage 2 breast cancer. Debbie goes in for her first treatment tomorrow,the 28th with chemo.The family needs our prayers. I still believe God for healing and they do go to church. May God's will be done., and give her courage. She will be loosing hair and I know it makes you sick.My former husband went through this. Thank you,all of you for your prayers, Sally Tue, 27 May 2008 07:59:01 EST Prayer for Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x15093430 Dear Lord,be with our sister,Debbie as she goes for surgery today to have the port put in so that chemo will start next Wednesday. God,You know the reason for all this happening and bring peace to this family.You know all about Debbie from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet and even now,You are able to heal. We commit her into your hands and thank you that if 2 or more will agree on anything we ask for,Your will be done in Your own way. We bow to you with this request and know ful... Wed, 21 May 2008 07:51:51 EST Today's Encouragement :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x15082243 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, <BR> for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should <BR> go, for to you I lift up my soul. <BR> <BR> And I--in righteousness I will see your face; when I <BR> awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness. <BR> <BR> Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the <BR> desires of your heart. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's Encouragement from the New International Version <BR> is selected from Psalm 143:8; Psalm... Tue, 20 May 2008 18:54:15 EST Starting today... ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x14754492 Well, here I go again............hopefully this time <BR> I will simply learn to take weight control one day at a time and leave everything else in God's hands. <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> I know all things are possible with Him. <BR> Thu, 8 May 2008 10:39:54 EST Pray for Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x14748776 I have a prayer request for my girlfriend,Dolly's daughter,Debbie. She does have breast cancer.Her left breast on the MRI showed it is in Stage 2,and the lump is smaller then a golf ball.If she wants a partial done,which is the lump & breast tissue,chemo has to be done now to shrink the lump. If mastectomy,sooner and reconstruction will be done,June 3. If partial done,it will be Oct. because of chemo, 1 treatment a month.Even if she has the mastectomy,still radiation and chem afterwards.She ... Thu, 8 May 2008 07:20:01 EST Good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x14677802 Hi Everyone, <BR> I pray you have all had a tremendous day. May we always remember to be more kind to everyone we meet, for we never know what struggles they may be experiencing. Blessings to all! Mon, 5 May 2008 22:31:55 EST Nine Days To The Holy Spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x14586064 "Whatever you ask the Father, He will give you in My name."--John 16:23 <BR> <BR> Today we begin the Pentecost novena, nine days of prayer in preparation for the outpouring of the Holy spirit on Pentecost Sunday. <BR> "We need these nine days to prepare us to ask rightly" <BR> (Jas 4:2-3). <BR> <BR> Prayer: Father, I ask You in Jesus' name to prepare my heart to be worthy dwelling place for the Holy Spirit. <BR> <BR> Promise: "The Lord said to Paul:'Do not be afraid. Go on speaking and do ... Fri, 2 May 2008 16:00:27 EST Joining in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x14486474 Hi Everyone, glad to be a member of the team. When 2 or more are gathered in prayer it is more powerful. God Bless us all! Tue, 29 Apr 2008 18:34:02 EST My daily prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x14003545 Lord Jesus I Pray for all those who are suffering today. I ask that you touch their lives and touch their hearts in a special way, ease their pain and sorrows. All for the Glory of God. Amen. Mon, 14 Apr 2008 01:26:55 EST Prayer for Steven http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x13990104 Lord Jesus you know all things and are in all things <BR> I lift up Steven into your loving care and ask that you put his mind and soul at peace. <BR> I ask this in your name oh lord. Amen. Sun, 13 Apr 2008 14:27:10 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x13978870 this is my first post here and I just want to say hello and God Bless you all. <em>213</em> Sat, 12 Apr 2008 23:57:04 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x13579175 Hi, I just joined Spark People tonight. I am a christian woman and would love to be part of your group!! <BR> Hugs, <BR> Nancy Mon, 31 Mar 2008 22:05:12 EST Just Joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19268x13579113 Hi, I just joined Spark People tonight. I am a christian woman and would love to be part of your group!! <BR> Hugs, <BR> Nancy Mon, 31 Mar 2008 22:03:19 EST Prayer Of The Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19268x12572071 Hi All, <BR> I want to start a Prayer Of The Day Group. <BR> Please let me know if any one would like to join. <BR> I will take request on specific prayers. <BR> Thanks in advance, Eunice <BR> <em>30</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2008 20:53:33 EST