SparkPeople Faith-n-Action Team Messageboard We are Faith in Action. By faith doors have been opened, By faith giants have been defeated, By faith mountains have been moved so lets continue on in the same spirit of victory By FAITH! SparkPeople Faith-n-Action Team Messageboard Happy Birthday, NubianQueen (6-1)! Happy Birthday! May God richly bless you! <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> "The Lord bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, <BR> And be gracious upon you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace." <BR> <BR> Numbers 6:24-26 Mon, 8 Jun 2015 03:34:50 EST Happy Birthday, Walkoffpounds (4/11)!!!! <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <em>126</em> <em>184</em> <em>19</em> <em>179</em> <BR> <BR> May the blessings of Numbers 6:24-26 be yours throughout the year! <BR> <BR> "The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace" Nu. 6:24-26 <BR> <BR> God Bless! Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:21:28 EST Rededicated Everyone please pray for me? I have failed at this so many times, but I have focused myself on God now and with him nothing is impossible. I see his works all around me, and no he is working with me and through me. I want to be able to appreciate this body he gave me and to get it in the shape it should be. I will be glad to join him in Heaven, but I want to live this life as long as I can. I don't want to forsake the gift he has given me. Thank you all and may God bless all of you on your jo... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:28:14 EST Happy Birthday, Unstoppable_ (10/12/14)! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> May the blessings of Numbers 6:24-26 be yours throughout the year! <BR> <BR> "The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace" Nu. 6:24-26 <BR> <BR> God Bless! Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:30:12 EST Help & Advice for Spiritual Health Please leave any concerns or offer help for someone asking for help. We want to continue to grow in the Lord and sometimes we need others help and encouragement. Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:52:02 EST Book and Devotional Lessons learned Please feel free to review books or tell us something you learned from studying God's Word. I will be leaving a book review soon. <BR> <BR> God Bless, <BR> Deborah-Sims Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:47:09 EST Faith Bible Verses A-Z Abel Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:36:06 EST Happy Belated birthday unstoppable_! <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>236</em> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:59:32 EST Favorite Bible character(s) and why? The obvious one is God/Jesus. <BR> Other characters I like are Joseph in the Old Testament - He was a good man and kept on trying to do his best. <BR> Jonathan, Son of Saul - Jonathan was a man of faith. Jonathan said that if they told him to come there that they would win. He and his shield bearer attacked the enemy by themselves and were winning. He was also a good friend to David. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 00:39:02 EST How to Grow in our Faith How can we grow in Faith??? <BR> Pls let us say something that can be helpful for others and ourselves!!! Sun, 25 Dec 2011 09:22:25 EST New Year Resolutions It's the end of the year, time to think of what you want to work on in the coming year. I am trying to take notes on my readings through the New Testament. Some ideas I have are the following: 1. Life does not consist of the abundance of things he/she possesses.We can not serve God and mammon. Do we get bent out of shape when someone does not repay us in a timely manner or not at all? 2. People were added to the church daily. How often do we try to witness to our friends even? 3.Jesus will r... Tue, 20 Dec 2011 04:33:21 EST Ask and It Will be Given 2 You I am asking the Lord help with my nephew who's 14, extremely intelligent but doing badly at school, pls pray for this intention. <BR> I'll let you know how the Lord will answer our prayers <em>220</em> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 09:03:30 EST walk by faith The only way to please Him is by walking and living life to the fullest by the measure of faith given to each and everyone of us and it is up to us how much we use and grow this faith by allowing Jesus and Holy Spirit access into our hearts and souls. Fri, 22 Apr 2011 18:02:21 EST Please tell us... ...if you received a blessing through prayer in the last months and/or if you need to receive prayers. <BR> This thread should be for the new Team members, but I'd love also old ones to join it.... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:26:46 EST Blessing /Healing & Co. Please tell us if you've receive any healing, blessings,& co. <BR> This involves a lot of faith and being humble...but it will empower us all 100%. <BR> Thanks to all the Team Tue, 25 Jan 2011 15:24:41 EST Faith Symbols Are you wearing any Faith Symbols on you? <BR> I know they're powerful to preserve us from Evil and I always try to wear on. <BR> I am now wearing the Symbol of the Dove around my neck, how about you???? <em>459</em> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 03:28:26 EST New member Hey, i am new to the group & to the site I thought this would be a great place to start! Wed, 1 Sep 2010 15:42:15 EST Happy Father's Day Happy Father's Day to all have a <em>250</em> day Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:06:24 EST one nation under God Google.(one nation under God painting) it's fine art it is <em>345</em> Sun, 6 Jun 2010 16:48:46 EST CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS I am a prayer warrior. I believe that if we go to GOD with faith and ask him to do what we need him to do in our lives, he will do it. <BR> <BR> If you need prayer,please submit your requests to me here or send me in email with "Prayer Request" as the subject and I will bring it to the throne of grace on your behalf. <BR> <BR> BE BLESSED!! Thu, 4 Mar 2010 07:39:05 EST Motivational Scripture Of The Day Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Today and everyday I will post a scripture to motivate you to continue to work to reach your goals in life, whatever they may be. I encourage you all to post a scripture as well. A scripture a day keeps the doubt away, if you read it and believe it! <BR> <BR> Matthew 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it sh... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 07:33:53 EST It's a new day for team Faith-In- Action Hello Team, <BR> <BR> As a new co-leader for this team, I hope to inspire, encourage, and uplift you all to meet your goals with faith. <BR> When I first joined SparkPeople a week ago I was excited when I saw this team named Faith-n-Action, then I clicked on the team and saw that there was no action at all and I thought, what a waste! <BR> I live by the faith I have in Jesus Christ and the gospel. I trust and believe that by faith we can move every mountain in our way including that weight... Thu, 4 Mar 2010 07:10:46 EST please Pray Please Pray for my Brother Ray who has been in the hospital for over 21 days, He had 2 operations and a 3rd.performed Friday He may not make it his condition is very serious Ray is Saved <em>304</em> for Praying Roland Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:06:42 EST The New Gal Hello all! I am a new member of and already loving it! I must say though I am a little overwhelmed by all the information on this site, but I'm looking forward to starting on this journey with all of you, we can do it! It is by God's wonderful grace that I am here now doing this. I love the goals with this team and I'm so happy to be apart of it! <BR> <em>26</em> Emilie Thu, 5 Nov 2009 19:58:54 EST Hello, I am looking forward to interacting you... I am 57. I have been overweight since I was a teenager but I have also lost 48 pounds in the last several years. <BR> <BR> It has been a year since I experienced a very minor stroke. I need to continue to be fit in all ways; eat healthfully, "move it to lose it", get adequate rest and me time (for me it does not take much), maintain all the healthy relationships I have and be open to new ones, and keep God at the center of it all. I am sure I havea not listed everything, but close enough.... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 00:06:34 EST Did you Read Your Bible Today? 1 Timothy Chapter 2 <BR> John Chapter 9 <BR> John Chapter 20 <em>296</em> 7.22.09 Wed, 22 Jul 2009 08:52:07 EST a prayer request HI ladies......and gents where it might apply.............its been a while since I have posted here as I have had many changes in my life that have kept me ever so busy! I have recently become a foster parent to a 15 year old boy with a learning disability and shortly will be raising a 2 year old as well! The 2 year old is diagnosed with Autism! Its goona be a challenge but one that I am excited to take on! <BR> <BR> My request to all of you has to do with somewthing else completely. I have... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 13:39:03 EST What Have I Done 4 Me? I'm sick of seeing the negative of my situation in life. I want to start recording what I have done positive for myself. Do you? If so, use this thread to make note of what you have done 4 you today. Whatever it is ~ feel good about it! So much of my experience has been about guilt, depressing thoughts due to not working out/eating wrong, then not getting things accomplished due to the depression/guilt ~ and the cycle continues. Yes, it is a simple thing... but, never know, it might hel... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:57:12 EST What exercise did you do today? Today I did a total of 50 minutes! 35 minutes on treadmill and 15 minutes weight training. This evening will be 1hr cycling class!!! <em>216</em> <em>108</em> Tue, 10 Feb 2009 11:22:42 EST Helloooooo out there ... I guess I was taking for granted that ya'll would still be here when I got back. I've been in the ditch on this journey to health, again, but today is a new day! along with a new year! <BR> <BR> Get back, and it seems that a lot of folks have been busy with the holidays. Anyone know what happened to our fearless leader? I miss Audie, and her blogs. Well, <BR> <BR> God's best to all!! Mon, 5 Jan 2009 01:43:46 EST New-to-me Weight Loss Bible Study I am still doing my SparksPeople, but I've added a daily Bible Study to it. It is a daily Bible Study focused on putting our Father first, and food second, as it should be! I'm just learning (today is just day 6 for me), but I'm able to control my eating a lot better according to His Word! <BR> <BR> Check it out! The site is <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> and it's FREE! Go to the link for online courses, then click on The Lord's Table I. You'll get a schedule ... Sat, 25 Oct 2008 18:52:43 EST The Lord is watching! God's promise is as good as His Presence. By Andrew Murray <BR> <BR> "Then said the Lord...You have ween well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it." <BR> Jer. 1:12 AMP <BR> <BR> Basking in the Promises of God is like being in His presence. When I have not spent time with the Father I feel like a part of me is missing. I know that What the Lord has told me He will bring it to pass. So I must stay focus on the Word and keep standing on His Promises. Because He is wa... Mon, 13 Oct 2008 18:02:22 EST Keep the Faith! Don't dig up in doubt what you plant in Faith! Just keep trust in the Lord and He will bring you out! <BR> <BR> "And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust of other things enter in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful." <BR> Mark 4:18,19 <BR> Keep your Faith in knowing that God Will Do it for You! Just me, the Min. <em>43</em> <em>247</em> Thu, 9 Oct 2008 21:02:31 EST Faith The income of God's Word is the outcome of a changed life. By Edwin Louis Cole <BR> <BR> "The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. Ps.119:130 <BR> <BR> Our Faith is what takes us through, and know that with God all things are possible through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Have a bless day and Know that Can't Nobody do you like Jesus! Just me the Min. <em>43</em> <em>247</em> <em>296</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2008 15:26:01 EST OUR COUNTRY AND OUR LEADERS I THINK WE SHOULD PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY AND OUR LEADERS MORE THAN WE EVER DID NOW. WE NEED TO PRAY THEY MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES FOR OUR COUNTRY. Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:52:05 EST i THANK GOD I DID WELL WITH MY SURGERY I AM SO THANKFUL I DID WELL WITH MY SURGERY. I LIVE ALONE AND IT IS NOT EASY. GOD IS SO GOOD TO ME AND I APPRECIATE HIM SO MUCH. I THANK HIM EVERYDAY FOR LOVING ME SO MUCH TO DIE FOR ME. HE ALWAYS MAKES A WAY FOR ME. I ALSO APPRECIATE EVERYONES PRAYERS. <em>304</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 26 Sep 2008 02:45:19 EST Faith! Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered and there was no one there! <BR> <BR> "He will have no fearof bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in th e lord." Ps. 112:7 NIV <BR> <BR> As each day passes we must trust in the lord no matter what ist looks like. The enemy comes to place doubt in our minds, but He is a lier and the truth is not in him. The lord had given hus each strength, He as gien us the Joy of the lord, He has given us longsuffering, Love and most inportantly each other. O... Wed, 24 Sep 2008 13:01:49 EST October 2008: Blast away to 2009 2009 is right around the corner and this year will be over. <BR> We will be folding up all the experiences, memories, and times of 2008 and putting them in the drawer of yester-year and headed with bright eyes into 2009. <BR> But before we do we still have the final three months of 2008 to blast away some pounds! <BR> That makes the months of OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, AND DECEMBER our final stretch months! These are critical months with the holidays, festivities, and celebrations it is a good ti... Sun, 21 Sep 2008 16:13:31 EST Greetings! Hello everyone! My name is Maryann and I just joined this team today. I'm 24 years old and in my first year of teaching vocal music in a K-8 Christian school in KY. I'm also engaged and getting married in December. <BR> <BR> Feel free to stop by my page and say hello. I look forward to getting to know all of you! Fri, 19 Sep 2008 18:29:04 EST I JUST HAD TO SHARE THIS Live Simply,Love gererously-care deeply,Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God. <BR> Happiness keeps you sweet,Trials keep you strong. <BR> Sorrows keep you Human, Failures keep you humble. <BR> Sucess keep you glowing.. <BR> But only God keeps you going.... <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 17 Sep 2008 21:50:07 EST A MORNING PRAYER BY: ELLA SYFERS SCHENCK LORD,IN THE QUIET OF THIS MORNING HOUR I COME TO THEE FOR <BR> PEACE,FOR WISDOM, POWER TO VIEW THE WORLD TODAY THROUGH LOVE-FILLED EYES; LET ME SO KINDLY BE, SO FULL OF CHEER, THAT ALL I MEET MAY FEEL THY PRESENCE NEAR. O CLOTHE ME IN THY BEAUTY, THIS I PRAY, LET ME REVEAL THEE, LORD,THROUGH ALL THE DAY. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 04:51:28 EST GOD IS SO GOOD TO ME SORRY I HAVEN'T CHECKED IN. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO LEARN THESE PAGES AND HOW TO GET AROUND. I AM DOING GREAT. I HAVE LOST 14 LBS SINCE I JOINED 8/21/08.I APPRECIATE EVERYONE HERE AND EVERYBODY IS SO GOOD TO HELP WHEN YOU GET LOST ON A PAGE. GOD IS REALLY GOOD TO ME TO LEAD ME TO A GROUP LIKE THIS. I REALLY ENJOY BEING A PART OF IT..HAVE A BLESSED DAY... <em>247</em> Tue, 16 Sep 2008 13:48:00 EST MY SURGERY I AM TO HAVE KNEE SURGERY ON 9/22/08. MY PROBLEM IS MY BEDROOM & BATH ARE UPSTAIRS, I WILL BE ON CRUTCHERS 2 WEEKS. I MEET WITH A SOCIAL WORKER TODAY TO SEE IF THERE IS A REHAB OR SOMETHING I CAN STAY AT UNTIL I CAN WALK. I DON'T HAVE ANY FAMILY UP HERE TO STAY WITH. I KNOW GOD WILL HELP ME AND MAKE A WAY SOME HOW. I KNOW I HAVE TO HAVE THE SURGERY, I CAN'T STAND THE PAIN. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO ME AND PLEASE PRAY FOR ME. Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:16:14 EST Hello I'm new just wanted to say hello and I look forward to getting to know everyone. my pray is that each and everyone of you hold on to your faith and know that you can and will make it through. just me the Min. <em>213</em> <em>43</em> <em>247</em> <em>296</em> Tue, 2 Sep 2008 22:06:24 EST Faithfully Fit Book Study .. all are invited! After a horrible weigh in last week, and just not being consistant lately, I decided one of the things I needed to do was turn all this "dieting" over to the Lord. I was lead to 2 books. Each one suggests having an accountability partner. So with that said, I am looking for somone interested in studying along with me. The more the merrier. <BR> <BR> The books are: <BR> (both of which can be found on <BR> <BR> 1. Faithfully Fit: A 40-Day Devotional Plan to End the Yo-Yo Lifesty... Tue, 2 Sep 2008 19:30:07 EST BEAUTIFUL~~LILY <em>235</em> <em>199</em> <em>229</em> <em>236</em> just for you!! I couldn't leave a message on your page, so, thought I would send you a welcome in this fashion. Awesome to have you on the FNA team!! Chat with us, cuz we'd love to get to know ya, and support ya on your journey to health and a closer walk with Jesus! See you on the boards... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 15:00:22 EST DYK........What do you know about Nutrition! Vitamin A <BR> <BR> DYK that Vitamin A is an effective infection fighter just as vitamin C. It helps strengthen the immune system and fight diseases. It also helps improve the skin and prevents acne. In some studies Vitamin A has been found to help prevent the reoccurence of cancerous tumors. <BR> <BR> Vitamin A is safe to take as a average adult can consume 5,000 IU of vitamin A per day. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Aug 2008 15:59:22 EST Original Design Challenge! Do you know how God feels about you? <BR> Do you see yourself as God sees you? <BR> <BR> So often we develop our self identity through other peoples' opinion or ideas of who they perceive us to be. <BR> We have to see ourselves as God sees us! We have to look to the manufacturer of the product and see the purpose of the original design! <BR> Fall in love with who we were made to be and be our original and unique selves! <BR> So here is the challenge! Every day look up a scripture abo... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 15:19:12 EST Walking it off!---FNA Walking Club Alright everyone! Let's become some Jesus believing, scripture reading, faith moving, walking people! <BR> Here is the idea! <BR> <BR> 1. Pick a location--a city or somewhere you would like to go. <BR> 2. Choose a nice reward for a pedicure, an outfit, a day out! Something just for you. <BR> 3. Determine how many miles it is away from you now. <BR> 4. Commit to walk everyday as your least 15-30 minutes. <BR> 5. Keep track of your distance! <BR... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 13:59:25 EST Making it healthy--What is your fave recipe??? Do you have a recipe that is healthy and sooo good? <BR> Let's hear about it? <BR> Make it healthy low in fat, calories, with a good taste! Seems impossible but changing your lifestyle also means learning to cook healthy and nutritious! <BR> So what do you do in the kitchen that can inspire us and give us all an idea???? Thu, 7 Aug 2008 10:43:41 EST Hi, I'm back! Thanks for all your prayers but don't stop them yet..It is sure good to be back on my computer for a little shoulder still won't let me type long but at least a little. I had my shoulder surgery and was home a day and half and I fell and broke my leg. The dr had to put a steel plate in my hip so I have an incestion from my knee nearly to my waist. My hubby measured it when I got home and it is 28 inches long. Part of it isn't healing right so he had to go back in there again an... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:34:32 EST Prayer request please I am new to this group and am depressed about my weight situation. It seems the motivation to get started just isn't there = fear that I will health problems. I need Jesus to give me a kick start of some kind to help me get going. Sun, 27 Jul 2008 03:45:43 EST Blessed and on Fire! Hello all! NIce to be a part of faith n action! I too live by faith and not by sight--or at least I try too!LOL! <BR> <BR> I hope to be blessed and be a blessing! And I pray that we all get to know one another! Sat, 28 Jun 2008 14:25:56 EST Prayer Team Hello All, <BR> I don't feel the need to tell you the importance of prayer and how prayer can alter everything in life. Life can be re-written with prayer. A failure can become a success, a loss a win, a defeat a victory through prayer. <BR> We need to pray for one another! We must pray for one another! The bible says the ferverent prayers of a righteous man availeth much! And we all know that when two or more are gathered together in unity that Jesus is in our midst and through praye... Mon, 16 Jun 2008 19:12:46 EST Chain mail and messages.. ....Please Read! Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> We've started to have more of a problem recently with "chain" messages. For example, you're asked to send something along to 10 of your friends, and before you know it you're getting this same message (or a similar one) from lots of different people. <BR> <BR> I think a lot of these are very nice, but not everyone wants them. So we're going to ask that people stop forwarding these along- either as SparkMail messages or comments on SparkPages. Please pass the word alo... Tue, 10 Jun 2008 17:48:27 EST New to Group Hello all! I am new to Spark (about a month) and am new to joining teams. I want teams that are active, and have Faith in God. Through Him and only Him, all things are possible. My name is Jamie, and I am the single mother of a vibrant soon to be 3 year old daughter. I have always kinda struggled with my weight and want to get back to not being self-conscious about my body. So, I hope to see you around! Fri, 6 Jun 2008 02:44:09 EST Nighttime nibbling I am derailing myself with evening nibbling. Any ideas for curtailing this behavior? <BR> <em>4</em> Thu, 5 Jun 2008 10:28:57 EST A note from a # of fat! This was a note from another board sent to me and I think it is fitting to share you all! <BR> <BR> Hello, do you know me? If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat, and I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me; I'm ONLY ONE POUND, just a pound! <BR> Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds, or fifteen pounds, but never only one. So I just stick around and happly keep you fat. Then I add to myself, ... Sat, 31 May 2008 16:20:11 EST Where ya'll from? I live in southwest MO, near the four states, in case anyone is close by. Tue, 27 May 2008 17:05:47 EST Happy Birthday to YOU! Esther was told "You were placed for a time such as this." I am telling you that YOU were placed here for a time such as this.....and the day even the moment that you were born was not accident. You didn't fall from the mind of God. He placed you with purpose and destiny.....the Creator of the universe had you in mind and planned your birth date---down to the moment and the time. So we want to celebrate this with you and recognize you on your special day. I am a firm believer that someone's b... Tue, 27 May 2008 06:05:25 EST For your information (FYI) Here is a link that will give you valuable information on sugar and its' substitues---like equal, sweet-n-low---check it out and let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>swt.htm </link> Mon, 26 May 2008 18:31:59 EST For Your ACTION! (FYA) Read this and wanted to share it with you all! <BR> Let's act on it! <BR> <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). This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors /ad... Mon, 26 May 2008 18:28:04 EST Christmas in May .. <BR> <BR> Latest Updates from georgene <BR> She smiles at the future! <BR> <BR> I almost wanted to title this blog... "Christmas in May". <BR> <BR> I'm starting to think about Christmas this month because I know if I don't start planning ahead then I'll be caught off guard. So, I've been watching the dollar stores and picking up little 'fill in' gifts for the grandchildren. Five dollars, here and there, does not put nearly the strain on our budget as waiting to purchase everything at o... Mon, 26 May 2008 09:53:39 EST Our Daily Bread "My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct [my prayer] unto thee, and will look up." <BR> Psalm 5:3 <BR> <BR> "Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105 <BR> <BR> Take some time to start your day with the Lord and His Word this morning! If not in the morning, don't forget to set a specific time for your most important appointment of the day! <BR> <BR> glory Tue, 20 May 2008 16:37:14 EST Words of encouragement and inspiration Share a word of encouragement and inspiration--it can be from the bible or something you read! <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 May 2008 09:36:34 EST About Oprah <link><BR>feature=related </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> "scary stuff... <BR> <BR> he goes on to say a ways in... she is discipling 500,000 people..." comment shared by a dear friend <BR> <BR> <BR> glory Fri, 16 May 2008 11:37:21 EST SACRIFICE by Elisabeth Elliot <BR> <BR> <BR> Sacrifice <BR> <BR> "There is no getting around the fact that to give yourselves wholeheartedly to the rearing of children will eliminate you from a lot of activities your friends are enjoying and often from activities that seem to be obligations - not merely social, but perhaps church, family, business and civic ones. You will have to ask God for wisdom to choose and the guts to stick to the choice. (Don’t pay attention to you-owe-it-to-yourse... Wed, 14 May 2008 21:28:38 EST for those intrested, the latest on Billy Graham! "Only for those intrested" the latest on Billy Graham! <BR> <BR> Below is an excerpt re: Billy Graham! What a testimony, please show <BR> it to your friends and others!!!! <BR> In what might prove to be the crowning achievement of an illustrious <BR> career in ministry, the 87-year-old evangelist, Billy Graham shocked the <BR> 16,300 in attendance at the Celebration of Hope crusade in New Orleans Arena on Sunday Night. Touted in advance as possibly his last Evangelistic <BR> crusade, Graham... Wed, 14 May 2008 16:22:56 EST A Special Message for Women .. <BR> This is a Zanga mailer I recieve from a lovely Christian girl for all of us women, no matter if we have children or nephews or nieces, or any other children in our lives!! <BR> <BR> May it minister to you this lovely Tuesday! <BR> <BR> ********* <BR> <BR> <BR> "Latest Updates from georgene <BR> Teach them while they are young <BR> A disciple is not above his teacher , but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher . Luke 6:40 (ESV) <BR> <... Tue, 13 May 2008 09:48:20 EST Good Morining Hi, My name is Terri I am 46yr old mother of 5. Been married 26yrs to a wonderful man of God. There has been some pretty turbulent waters to come through but God has seen us through and I know that no mater what the storms of life may blow in my God is bigger than any of it. Faith In Action, a great name that is my life, if it wasn't for faith in the Words of God then were would I be. My screen name means Gods favor is on me, and as children of God we all have that favor. <BR> <BR> I am glad... Tue, 13 May 2008 08:52:33 EST Hello all :) I'm 29, the mother of an 11 year old daughter, and soon to be married on August 30th. <BR> <BR> I'm excited about being on Sparkpeople and have been feeling my way around for a week now. <BR> <BR> I joined Faith-In-Action because it appealed to the spiritual side of me... the side of me that can always seem to get me going. <BR> <BR> I look foward to interacting with you all :) Mon, 5 May 2008 17:25:03 EST Please read! God is looking our for us! Psalm 55:22 --- you really need to read this. <BR> 'Friends are God's way of taking care of us.' This <BR> was written by a Metro Denver Hospice Physician: I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd., and the car <BR> started to choke and splutter and die - I barely <BR> managed to coast, into a gas station, glad <BR> only that I would not be blocking traffic and would <BR> have a somewhat warm spot to wait for the tow truck. It wouldn't ev... Mon, 5 May 2008 11:11:37 EST Prayers, Devotions & Words of comfort... take all things to him in prayer ~ thought I would share... <BR> <BR> <BR> A PRAYER FOR WEIGHT LOSS <BR> <BR> Father God I come to you in the precious name of Jesus that you will perform a miraculous healing in my life concerning my desires to lose weight. <BR> <BR> Thank you Lord that nothing is impossible with you and that you can help take away my desire to over eat and fill the voids within me that cause me to seek food as a substitute. <BR> <BR> Lord touch my mind right now help ... Mon, 28 Apr 2008 22:36:24 EST Tracking it through May! Okay Mighty People of God! <BR> I am not sure if you noticed or not but April's challenge fell by the wayside! <BR> But don't despair HELP is here! <BR> SparkPeople has introduced a new tool that is Fabulous (no pun intended sistah Fab) but this tool will help all of us individually and as a team. <BR> It is a tracking tool where we individually track our goals and it calculates as a team goal. <BR> <BR> How it works! <BR> <BR> At the bottom of the boards you will find "Team Goals" <BR> <B... Fri, 25 Apr 2008 19:52:28 EST We love new members! Welcome! Welcome! Fri, 25 Apr 2008 19:49:06 EST Everyone has a special day....... Esther was told "You were placed for a time such as this." I am telling you that YOU were placed here for a time such as this.....and the day even the moment that you were born was not accident. You didn't fall from the mind of God. He placed you with purpose and destiny.....the Creator of the universe had you in mind and planned your birth date---down to the moment and the time. So we want to celebrate this with you and recognize you on your special day. I am a firm believer that someon... Fri, 25 Apr 2008 19:36:21 EST Tracking it through May! Okay Mighty People of God! <BR> I am not sure if you noticed or not but April's challenge fell by the wayside! <BR> But don't despair HELP is here! <BR> SparkPeople has introduced a new tool that is Fabulous (no pun intended sistah Fab) but this tool will help all of us individually and as a team. <BR> It is a tracking tool where we individually track our goals and it calculates as a team goal. <BR> <BR> How it works! <BR> <BR> At the bottom of the boards you will find "Team Goals"... Fri, 25 Apr 2008 19:17:53 EST my birthday hi all just wanted to let you all know <BR> it's my birthday!! <em>177</em> Fri, 25 Apr 2008 08:00:30 EST 36 Ways to Reduce Stress CHRISTIAN WAYS TO REDUCE STRESS... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> An Angel says, 'Never borrow from the future. If you <BR> worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't <BR> happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, <BR> you have to worry twice.' <BR> <BR> 1. Pray. <BR> 2. Go to bed on time. <BR> 3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed. <BR> 4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, <BR> or that will compromise your mental health. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 20 Apr 2008 14:18:48 EST Daily Devotion For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from thenceforth thou shalt have wars (2 Chronicles 16:9). <BR> <BR> My grandfather always said to me, “You plant your field, you have to harvest it.” We made ourselves overweight and we either have to live with it or work to change it. It is foolishness to overindulge, but that doesn’t stop us from... Sun, 20 Apr 2008 11:12:54 EST NEW AGE DECEPTION NEW AGE DECEPTION <BR> References:--1 Timothy 2:5 <BR> There is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus <BR> <BR> <BR> The fourth unifying factor of the New Age Movement is a cosmic evolutionary optimism . There is a New Age coming. There will be a new world order with a one-world government. New Agers believe in a progressive unification of world consciousness eventually reaching the "omega point." This is a counterfeit kingdom and we know who its prince... Sun, 20 Apr 2008 09:08:53 EST New Screen Name BEAUTIFUL CHRISTIAN SISTER <BR> <BR> by Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> 'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ <BR> that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.' <BR> 1. <BR> When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean livin'' <BR> I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.' <BR> When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride. <BR> I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide. <BR> When I say... 'I am a Christ... Fri, 18 Apr 2008 11:26:54 EST The Collection Plate The Collection Plate (a must read) <BR> This will touch your heart. <BR> <BR> Here is a true story about a <BR> nine year old boy who lived in a rural town in Tennessee . <BR> His house was in a poor area of the community. <BR> A church had a bus ministry that came knocking on his door one afternoon. <BR> The kid came to answer the door and greeted the bus pastor. <BR> The bus pastor asked if his parents were home and the <BR> small boy told him that his parents take off every weeken... Fri, 18 Apr 2008 01:41:05 EST Do you have a great or special song????? Have you heard "Open my hear" by Yolanda Adams? <BR> This song is awesome. I wish that I could link it here somehow. But if you haven't heard it you must! Wed, 16 Apr 2008 09:08:50 EST Faith-n-Action Member of the month! Okay, everyone here it is! Yes! If you know me at all you know that I am big on recognizing members....letting everyone know that they are special! Because we all are! So we are going to have a member of the month! So the selected member will have an entire month of being noticed and loved on and highlighted! So we will start on 4/15 to kick off the member for this month. So be looking for our highlighted member for the month of April! Mon, 14 Apr 2008 15:22:28 EST Do you have a good JOKE???? Ok ya'll I have been called stoic...but I am not really...I am quite square and not too big on unnecessary drama. But I am an emotional hodge podge....but I love to laugh. Here is something I read that I thought was funny. <BR> <BR> The Hand of God <BR> <BR> Little Philip was spending the weekend with his grandmother after a particularly trying week in infant school. His grandmother decided to take him to the park on Saturday morning. It had been snowing all night and everything was bea... Mon, 14 Apr 2008 15:16:40 EST Posting a challeng ........ Today, find the time to go give a team member a hug. <BR> Come back and let us know when it's done. <BR> <BR> How many?20 <BR> There are 22 members. 1 mark private. I didn't do myself.(smile) Mon, 14 Apr 2008 09:09:56 EST You are what you eat! Every year over 97% of your body is completely replaced!! Even the structure of the DNA of your genes, reconstructucted entirely from the nutrients you eat. The quality of those nutrients determines the quality of your renewed cellular structure, the level at which it can function, and its resistance to disease. Any day that you are about to succumb to a fat-loaded hamburger or a nutritionless chocolate doughnut, think "Do I really want this miserable excuse for food to become part of my fl... Sun, 13 Apr 2008 11:21:35 EST Just had to share this. The Blacksmith's Shop <BR> <BR> <BR> In the shop of a blacksmith, there are three types of tools. There are tools on the junk pile: <BR> outdated, broken, dull, rusty. <BR> <BR> They sit in the cobwebbed corner, useless to their master, oblivious to their calling. <BR> <BR> There are tools on the anvil: <BR> melted down, molten hot, moldable, changeable. <BR> <BR> They lie on the anvil, being shaped by their master, accepting their calling. <BR> <BR> There are tools of usefulness: <BR... Fri, 11 Apr 2008 11:36:45 EST Muscle, Muscle!- Strength Training is important 2! Low calorie diets not only deprive your body of nutrients they also cause devastating muscle loss. Nutrition scientest have known for decades that reducing calories to 800-1200 per day, which is below the body's essential energy requirements to maintain vital fuctions, causes you to cannibalize your own muscles for fuel. On these diets, muscle provides up to 45% of the energy deficit. <BR> Muscle is important because it is always in motion. Opossing muscles are in constant dynamic tensio... Tue, 8 Apr 2008 20:34:07 EST TV Show. Watch and discuss. <BR> Date: Wednesday, 4/9/08 <BR> <BR> Show: Dr. Phil <BR> <BR> Theme: FAT ABUSERS <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Apr 2008 12:38:43 EST What is your favorite scripture? Why? I love the bible! The Word is so everything you know it defines us and it uplifts us. But like John 1 says the Word is Jesus and that is what Jesus is to us----everything we need! <BR> I have so many scriptues that I run to and I rest in...but my favorite scripture is Numbers 23:19-20. <BR> "God is not a man that he should lie; neither is he the son of man that he should repent; Hath he said and shall he not do it or hath he spoken and will he not make it good. If God has given... Sat, 5 Apr 2008 04:09:20 EST 04/05/08 The Possibilities are real challenge Okay it's time to begin! 25 days straight nothing but doing it right.... eating right, excersising, drinking water, and getting rest. <BR> <BR> Audie <BR> <BR> Calories: 1500-1700 <BR> Excersise: 45-60 minutes cardio/weights 5x weekly <BR> Water: 16 8 oz per day <BR> Rest: 6-8 hours per day Fri, 4 Apr 2008 13:46:46 EST April the month of possibilities challenge What are your dreams? What is your vision? I know that these are deep questions so let me narrow it down. What is your goal weight? Well this is the month of possibilities! This is the month that you can start making it happen. So this is an overall challenge. Not just about what you are eating, or did you do your excersise, or did you drink your water. This is all of that combined. Starting 4/5/08 let's make April the month of possibilities a month of realities. Let's combine it al... Tue, 1 Apr 2008 06:17:43 EST Daily SparkPoints!! 1 Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:26:22 EST The New Food Pyramid Has everyone seen the New Food Pyramid? Do you understand it? Do you follow it? I am not big on anything that is put out by the goverment because politics waters down real concern for people. But I think the new food pyramid offers some basic good guidelines. I am presenting this information from a book I am reading called the New Nutrition. <BR> Primarily, The largest slice of the pyramid, whole grains, should form the largest part of your diet, between 30% and 45%. The next largest sl... Sun, 30 Mar 2008 13:00:23 EST Check out Coleman's Blog! It is awesome! You have to read it! <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1103523#c<BR>omments </link> Sat, 29 Mar 2008 10:53:36 EST What is your vision? What is your dream? My vision for this team is that we support and encourage one another to fulfill our goals. Not only our goals on Spark People but in our overall life. I know that loosing weight can be an uphill battle--trust me I know--but I also know that this can not be accomplished without Christ! We are more than overcomers and triumphant thru HIM! So my vision and my dream for each of you is to fulfill God's perfect plan for your body, your family, your community, and your entire life. <em>220</em... Mon, 24 Mar 2008 20:11:58 EST