SparkPeople Tattooed and Alternative Christians Judge Free Zone! Team Messageboard Are you a Tattooed Christian that stands out in your own way? Gothic? Hippy? Just interesting person who has or likes tattooes and piercings? Then come on in! No one is turned away! :) SparkPeople Tattooed and Alternative Christians Judge Free Zone! Team Messageboard check out the new team goal! i find it so helpful to read scripture every day especially before i go to bed. It helps me to reflect on a positive note and I feel it calms me especially during stressful times and we often forget how important our mental health is as well. Thu, 6 Dec 2012 17:09:47 EST What has changed for you in the last 5 years? So i was editing my profile as ive been gone a long time and thinking wow at all the changes in my life. I wonder what all changes have we been through? what has made us stronger what as changed our lives? I personally have been through divorce, i know what it feels like to be left for another woman, I been through debt i never dreamed of, made friends id never thought possible, been to places id never thought id be. I have studied my bible in ways i havent before and just become a different ... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 12:21:22 EST well hello there I've been looking for somewhere to connect with more christians, but I find it hard because I often feel like I am judged in christian places because of my appearance. I grew up in very strict christian home where I was told that everything I am now is wrong. Since I started changing into what I am, I'm finding it hard to connect to Christ because of the shame I feel (what I have been programmed to feel.) Even though I am the happiest I've ever been doing some things I know are wrong, I feel ... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:46:20 EST I am not new I have been on sparkpeople for awhile and just up and quit Monday and have been led to come back by Holy Spirit and to join many new teams from before. <BR> <BR> I am here to encourage and to love and to care because that is what we are supposed to be doing because realtionships are THE most important things on this earth, just ask Jesus He will tell you just that. Thu, 4 Aug 2011 14:05:40 EST New Kid Post <BR> <BR> Hello there, I am Kristie from Massachusetts. I am a 25 year old wife, mother of two beautiful boys and student. For most of my life I have struggled with my weight. I have maintained my weight within about ten pounds my whole adult life, problem is this weight is about seventy five pounds more than it should be. I am a confident person and have been blessed to have lived a life were my weight did not hinder me tremendously. Now that I have a family I am realizing the importance o... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 19:57:19 EST Hi I am Geoff from UK. Hi all, am a Christian of about 22 years, tattooed, overweight, alcoholic and generally the rebel of Arun church. home of delirious who i have know since they were10-16 year old!! Tue, 25 May 2010 08:34:20 EST hows everyone doing? wondering how your all doing...staying on plan? Excited for Summer? Hows things in your neck of the woods? :) Fri, 30 Apr 2010 21:02:18 EST what a nice gesture! So Thursday night was TOPS meeting, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. I came in and had a weight loss of 3.5 pounds! Pretty awesome i hadnt lost much in a while and i had actually gained, well after that i lost all i gained plus a bit more! So my day was already that much better! I sat down and i was preparing things for the meeting. Christie had other things going on so i lead it that night and needed to have the rewards for reward night set out among the other things i needed. Well one of our ret... Sat, 5 Sep 2009 15:01:03 EST hoping were all doing well! So i just wanted to say i hope were all doing well and enjoying life! I have to say im so thankful for second chances and for God being there for me! How was your summer? How has God been there for you? Thu, 3 Sep 2009 14:28:01 EST Christian book suggestions here is a place to suggest christian books that you like. <BR> <BR> I would like to suggest Save Me From Myself by Brian "Head" Welch. It is by the lead guitarist that left the band Korn in order to become closer to Christ, take care of his daughter and to stay off Meth. It is a powerful book that i myself am bout to re-read and then read his book Washed By Blood, although it appears almost the same as the first book it asks questions about the scenerios and how they could have been handled ... Sat, 15 Aug 2009 22:35:03 EST Christian Perpective on Tattoos... <link><BR>-on-tattoos-200002/ </link> Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:34:57 EST Me in a bikini bottom?! SO guess what!? i did something i had EVERY intention of avoiding and i did it anyways! i went to every store i could just about trying on all these mens trunks as im mortified to show that much leg. well none of them would fit! finally the last trunks i tried on i saw a bikni bottom in the dressing room and thought that might fit and in desparation tried it on. well it was too snug but it looked good! i shocked myself! i actually liked it on me! so i went to walmart and found womeons trunks... Thu, 21 May 2009 22:59:31 EST 3 fitness dos and don'ts........ <link><BR>tness-dos-don-ts-i-learned-from-my-wor<BR>kout-with-jillian-michaels-449097 </link> Tue, 28 Apr 2009 08:14:13 EST Asking Him for help... I wanted to say that when it comes to our weight and health there is nothing wrong with giving it to God and saying "hey now, i dont know what im doing, im tired of being fat and feeling terrible all the time, so what do i do?" i know it sounds funny but really, when it comes to everything else we pray, so pray on your health on the body He gave you. Ask Him for guidance and give him the glory and the praise for every weight loss and success! Sat, 25 Apr 2009 14:12:52 EST Starting Off a New Week For a New Life! This week my husband started the day shift, our whole marriage and his whole working life has been night shift only. I got up early on no sleep practically and some days i slept in until 2pm. Either way i felt like a zombie. i wasnt thinking clearly, my memory was getting terrible and i wasnt eating right at all. in fact last week i did the opposite of what most would think, i didnt over eat, i under ate! it really threw my body off and the 2 weeks prior i was doing that off and on. Well need... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 11:04:14 EST Christian Rock? I am a rock fan through and through and the only CHristian rock i even really know of that i like is P.O.D. Does anyone have any suggestions for some good Christian rock out there? I am a rocker that is really into Papa Roach, Korn, Rev Theory, among many others and would love to find more bands that are similiar to these bands in sound both vocally and musically that is Christian! :) <BR> <BR> I have friends who are really into Third Day, Casting Crowns, Mercy me and although they are good... Sat, 18 Apr 2009 03:21:33 EST Alternative will stay in our team name THe below is the last post i put on the New Name thread but to make sure people notice what i said i wanted to put it under this new thread as well as im sure it will also be noticed and being the first post im sure it will be noticed immediately as i want it to be. :) <BR> <BR> <BR> wow...plz dont take this the wrong way but this is the most activity i have seen on this team in a while with the exception of the emoticon thread. you know guys were here for each other and any time we need ... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 22:07:12 EST New Team Name? I have been thinking for awhile about a new team name and wanted to know what you all think of that. I think the name has misslead people from joining our team and I want this team properly presented. When i say im alternative i mean I walk to the beat of my own drum, im different, and i love who i am without conforming to society. But sometimes i think people think what i mean in the Title of our team name is Alternative Christian as another denomination. What do you all think? What would be... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 20:20:30 EST Did you know God created a birthday verse for you? Saw this on another team and wanted to share it with you! <BR> Click on this link and find yours. <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>fm Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:01:16 EST Getting my first tattoo I lost over 100+ pounds and im getting my first tattoo ever!!! <BR> <BR> Im a little scared but excited = ) Tue, 17 Feb 2009 16:44:27 EST Be Thankful... Well today is the first day we have had electric sense tuesday night and we just got home tonite to see the electric. it felt like such a wonderful blessing, knowing we dont have to shiver while we go to the bathroom, no cold sponge baths, and we can move around. Please be thankful for what you have, sometimes you just dont realize the importance of the things you have until they are gone. i am truely thankful to the Lord for this electricity, today turned into a really bad night really fast ... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 23:54:37 EST pray for our schools... I was just told this morning that the schools in the town i live near and the schools in another nearby town plus the courthouses are all on lock down due to bomb threats. it sounds like the bomb threats started in one town and made it over to the other. lets plz pray for the safety of everyone and that there are no real bombs. it also seems as the threats started immediately after school started. one of my friends daughters broke her ankle today and on her way to drop of the doctors note the... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:46:00 EST Sister Myotis on Thongs.. this is HILARIOUS! Sun, 4 Jan 2009 20:02:56 EST Hey Ya'll.. New Chick Here Hello! <BR> I'm Holly from NC. <BR> Stop by sometime! Fri, 2 Jan 2009 16:43:25 EST ~*+HALLOWEEN +*~ So I'm just curious... I know we're all alternative, but I also know we're all Christians... I was wondering if you guys will be celebrating Halloween this Friday, and if so, what you do. Do you go to parties or festivals? Do you take any kids trick-or-treating or indulge the kid in you and trick-or-treat yourself? Did you grow up in a household where Halloween was frowned upon, or was it openly accepted? <BR> <BR> I did not grow up in a Christian home, and my parents were very liberal, so ... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:09:05 EST Discovered this team this morning! Today I decided that I should have one SparkTeam for each of my interests! I was pleasantly surprised to find this team this morning! My husband and I been trying to follow the Lord for virtually all our married lives (30 years). We are amazed how God has used our tattoos and piercings to share the Gospel over the years. We have collected a number of body mods, most (not all) are Christian Theme. The Lord has been able to use them to spread the gospel. We are not much as "Praise the Lord"... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 23:17:19 EST Please Pray for my Eye Sight... Please saya prayer that my visit to the eye doctor goes well. i dont know who to go to get checked for glacoma but i defiantly have to be checked soon and im gonna try and get that done this week. im defiantly getting my eyes checked so i can get glasses and im sure they can do that this week and get the glasses. we have a family history that bothers me, my dad has glacoma, my grandmothers medicine gave her glacoma, my sister had high eye pressure and is wearing glasses at a young age and my ... Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:43:13 EST 3 great things! Name 3 things every day that happened to you! You would be surpised how the littlest things can make all the differnce in the world. :) <BR> <BR> 1. I worked out 10 more minutes than I did yesterday on my stationary bike. <BR> <BR> 2. I woke up today with the knowledge that I can do anything i set my mind to. <BR> <BR> 3. I finished off the last of the grapes my friend Christie gave me, that may seem small but it meant alot to me, i really needed some fruit this week and forgot to buy som... Mon, 6 Oct 2008 18:32:17 EST Scriptures and Faith... This is a thread to talk about scriptures that have had a powerful impact on our lives. THis also a thread to talk about our faith and discuss the love in our hearts for Jesus. :) Mon, 6 Oct 2008 18:29:10 EST How Did You? So i wonder how some people came upon christianity. For me I was raised from birth to be a Christian. I was taught about Christian morals/values and for a bit went to church. The magority was from the stories my Dad told me, reading the bible, and communicating about christianity between myself and family members and friends. My Dad was and still feels very strongly about Christianity and the morals and values a Christian should have so i would say he started us off in the path of christianit... Mon, 6 Oct 2008 18:26:06 EST Newbie here, hello! Hi everyone! <BR> So awesome to find this group! I was looking for some christian forums and came across this one. It immediately drew me in and I didn't think twice about joining. I've been around sparkpeople for about 2 years now and am SLOWLY making progress, although it's been a real trying time these past couple of months. It's time for me to really get back on track and put the pedal to the metal, 'cause I've slacked waaaaay too much. That's why I've been looking for some new forums... Thu, 25 Sep 2008 09:23:19 EST Possible new pet ideas Well, one of my daughters mice died today. I'm not too sad, getting grossed out cleaning out their cages. But that leaves us with an empty cage, something I can't have. <BR> <BR> SOOOO! It's a small plastic tank, about 2 gallons I would guess. It's got a lid, that allows air to get in and not much else. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for something cheap, small and easy to care for. <BR> <BR> I thought about a Hermit crab, but read a bit on them, and they sound like a lot of work, then I th... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 20:07:47 EST feeling lonely here... hope everyones ok, i havent seen anyone in awhile... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 00:02:25 EST advice for my daughter I am having a tough time with my 7, soon to be 8 year old. she loves food, she loves to eat. she loves fatty foods, sweets, all of it. shes basically me as a kid. <BR> <BR> at my house she eats healthy and i make sure she gets enough to eat. her calorie range for her age is about the same as mine, so i know how much food she actually needs. <BR> <BR> the problem comes from my parents. they let her have whatever she wants, in whatever quantity she wants. my dad did the same thing to me and I... Wed, 23 Jul 2008 08:10:47 EST Hi! Pray for me and my tattoo. :D It's great to find this group. I hope we'll all start posting here. We're certainly a group that needs support just in life, in general, even when you don't consider our weight loss goals. I find that my husband and I come under fire for our ink from the Christian community, from time-to-time, so it's great to find this group. <BR> <BR> Soon, I'm undergoing surgery in the area of a tattoo, and I'm hoping it won't be cut up. :/ I've already had one surgery in this same area. The surgeon... Fri, 18 Jul 2008 09:04:58 EST I'm Getting Inked! Hey everyone! I am so excited to be getting inked tomarrow! i am getting more work done on my arm tat becuase its not finished, it looks finished and bright int he pic but sense its healed ive lost ink there was lost ink already anyways and its just not finished the wall needed to be done twice to darken it up more and nto sure what else but im just excited, glad and thankful to be getting more work done tomarrow! :) Sun, 13 Jul 2008 16:55:02 EST I started a new team, come on Collectors! : ) Hey everyone I got to thinking about how i love to collect my odd ball stuff after Helen told me she collects dolphins and thought id start a team for oddball collectors or people that collect fantasy stuff or geek stuff. its really for any collector of anything. I just thought of fairies and dolphins when i started it so the name of the team is Tinker Bell, Fairies, Mermaids & Dolphins Oh My! :) <BR> <BR> So check my team out sometime im the only person but that happens when u start a team... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 09:45:10 EST I need help I've kind of fallen off the wagon, but I'm climbing back on. I weighed myself Monday and I'm higer than I've ever weighed before. I need to buckle down! Is anyone willing to help me out, be someone I can check in with and will be HONEST with me, and not nice if I REALLY mess up, although not be nasty! <BR> <BR> I just need an extra nudge along. <BR> <BR> BTW sorry for the repost to those who are on the same teams as I am! Wed, 2 Jul 2008 10:05:08 EST July Challenge 1,2,3 CRUNCH!!! OK everyone here is our new Challenge for the month of July. <BR> <BR> Turn in your crunches when you can through out the month of July and who ever turns in the most Crunches for the month of July is the winner! <BR> <BR> its that simple! :) <BR> <BR> ~danielle prettynink23 Tue, 1 Jul 2008 19:03:52 EST support... you know we dont have to support what other people do but we should support them as human beings with emotions and feelings. I may not support certian politcal view but i dont bash people who do and are affected by that and are reaching out for a shoulder to cry on. I may say im sorry sense i dont understand this but i do understand your a human being with feelings and im here to support u and love you. to me thats support we dont have to agree with all the same things but we should love each... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:57:08 EST Weight or inches?? how are u doing this week?? Ok so last week i lost 4 pounds which was HUGE for me and this week i stayed the same which was fine by me! :) Fri, 20 Jun 2008 03:04:55 EST What are you thankful for? I am thankful for all the blessing Jesus has bestowed upon me, i am thankful for Him bringing me to SP and to TOPS #347! :) <BR> <BR> I am thankful for Him bring me back to Nikki and being blessed to be her childrens Auntie, no its not blood but it doesnt have to be, baby Nicholas, Michelle and Lila are part of my family as far as I am concerned! :) Mon, 2 Jun 2008 03:08:59 EST June Challenge!!! Ok so June is almost here and I've decided what our first monthly challenge will be! <BR> <BR> All you have to do is turn in how many minutes you exercise and whoever turns in the most minutes for the month of June will get a blue ribbon either via spark goodie or a real blue ribbon via snail mail it all depends on what you prefer. :) <BR> <BR> I myself keep up with how many minutes i workout as i turn them in too TOPS, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly a weight loss group i see every week, when w... Sat, 31 May 2008 03:45:19 EST What groceries did U buy this week? Heres a cool thread we can keep our selves accountable and remind ourselves of what were buying, this could help others in ideas for healthy foods and meals. You dont have to list everything but every week when u get groceries just think about what your buying and if u want list a few things here. :) Sun, 25 May 2008 22:23:35 EST Challenges I dont have any set challenges yet but what i do on another team is make a big challenge every month, and anyone who wants to join can join the challengs and who ever the winner is i reward with a blue ribbon and certificate and somethign small like a gift card, sugar free candy somethign of that nature. I cant wait to start some challenges and feel free to let me know if theres any challenges anyone who would like to see! :) Sun, 18 May 2008 23:18:33 EST Whats one of your fave Bible quotes? So whats one of your fave bible quotes? <BR> <BR> Any scripture that you hold dear to your heart? Sun, 18 May 2008 23:01:52 EST