SparkPeople Inspired and Challenged by Joyce Meyer Team Messageboard A great place to come to fellowship and lose weight while doing it. Come have fun and met some great people! SparkPeople Inspired and Challenged by Joyce Meyer Team Messageboard Happiness Calendar November <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/calendar_2007-11.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Nov 2020 11:55:35 EST as of now Things are finally get back to more normality . My husband had his operation and is now recovering. It took several dr. appointments, a hospital visit, and alot of prayer. <BR> <BR> Now we are on our way up we hope !!! <BR> <BR> My sis and bro will visit the end of the month.The last I saw this brother was in July. The last time I saw my sis was when we moved in August 2019. Sun, 27 Sep 2020 17:06:51 EST been in my new home one year This is the first home we have ever owned. <BR> <BR> Its fun fixing it up custom. <BR> <BR> We like having a bigger kitchen and a little laundry room, particularly because we got rid of our washer and dryer. It was expensive in the apartment, and the four in the complex was very dirty. I do believe that only a few renters cleaned them but not the staff. <BR> <BR> They emptied the trash but did not clean the machines or floor. Most people left things in the lint and pieces of string, plast... Sun, 16 Aug 2020 00:07:22 EST is this group current? I just reordered my newsletters because I have not received them in alot of months. <BR> <BR> I also posted all over the place, and got no response except from Judith. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if because of the virus.... not so much is going on. I also see some groups <BR> aren't up. <BR> <BR> I thought more people would blog or comment with certain people working from home... Tue, 28 Jul 2020 20:56:02 EST what is going on with Spark People I no longer get any newsletters in a long time. Lots of groups seem inactive and only 2 people have answered any of my questions. Tue, 7 Jul 2020 00:50:17 EST is this group still active? They have not sent me any newsletters in months. I went on manually to see what is current, and looking around. Fri, 19 Jun 2020 22:38:54 EST hello whoever is till here My pulled or torn rib is well, so back to life and exercise. I've done 2 walks and need to get back on track <BR> <BR> anything new ??? <em>593</em> Sat, 7 Mar 2020 21:49:19 EST my good thing My pulled rib muscle is slowly getting better. I can still feel it, but today I put cream on it and will take an antiflammatory pill tonight before bed. <BR> <BR> Gee, I've had this thing for about 3 or 4 weeks, and reinjured it, but I hope it will go away, not my rib, but that it will heal. I think I'll try walking tomorrow. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:59:34 EST posting for help and prayer I could make this long, but I will attempt to be concise. <BR> 1. I moved out of state. <BR> <BR> 2. I do not have too many connections, even at church yet. <BR> <BR> 3. I only exercised about a dozen times in 5 plus months <BR> <BR> 4. I finally did several elliptical bike work outs. Previously I had pulled a muscle leaning over plastic drawers in closet, to pick something up. My husband wanted me to help me move TV. It only took a brief time. After 2 weeks, I felt better. I did the e... Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:12:18 EST link for hundreds of Joyce videos Hi - just wanted to share this link I found with hundreds of Joyce's videos available to watch <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 3 Feb 2020 10:41:29 EST Hi to all of you and... I guess I haven't been here as much as I had been. I'm pretty much am nearly done for Christmas. <BR> <BR> Today my husband and I went shopping for each other and also got some snacks and replenished things like Kleenex, and cleaning items. For example, we had to find toilet cleaner with hydrogen peroxide than bleach ( we have a septic system ), and some more natural cleaners. <BR> <BR> We still had some money on a gift certificate and a Bath, Bath, and beyond discount coupon,so we repl... Fri, 20 Dec 2019 21:20:04 EST an emergency prayer request Please sweet friends , pray for John Gill and family. He had a heart attack and is in a coma. He is probably 54 years old. He was in our home group. Thank you for praying on behalf of his family <BR> Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:22:02 EST Ive been here for about 5 weeks I'm trying to get acclimated to a small town vs. huge city. As soon as I know people, it will help... any ideas from those who know? Its a new experience to me <BR> <em>593</em> <em>386</em> <em>32</em> Sun, 29 Sep 2019 15:41:32 EST what's up ??? I'm coming back. I just am working on getting rid of those bugs that attacked me. Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:05:33 EST I'm trying to return buddies So as some of you know we had plenty of changes. Most recently we moved from our lifelong community. So we have gone to living in a huge city to a small town. The sign says, 19,000 but that is several years old and also does not count the university. <BR> <BR> My husband has a brother and SIL 20 minutes away, and 2 sisters several hours away and more relatives in Kansas and Kentucky. <BR> <BR> We have tried two churches. <BR> <BR> Most things are going well. <BR> <BR> They did not se... Tue, 3 Sep 2019 14:38:30 EST Post a "WORD" verse Post a verse from the Bible that includes/references the word "WORD" or "WORDS" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 2 Sep 2019 15:05:12 EST an update We are moving to another state in 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> We won't have our computer until Aug 19 and just cell service, if it works there before. Since we are a bit from the town, we have to get our services through the phone and not comcast. <BR> <BR> What a job !!!!!! <BR> <BR> We sign last papers on Tues. This is our first house. We will be paying 1/2 the price as our one bedroom apartment ( that is lower income/ to own with an acre and larger. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to having my... Sun, 28 Jul 2019 00:29:19 EST hopefully Spark community helps me out I still am trying to get my newsletters, links, and my Fitbit to work. Wed, 3 Jul 2019 23:39:25 EST working on on my return/ GEE So some of you know my husband was sick and in the hospital, later we went on a 9 day vacation.We ended up being in the process of purchasing a home in MO. <BR> <BR> My husband dis doing well. <BR> <BR> Spark People has stopped sending me my regular newsletters and responses to blogs and all that. I have got a few but no more newsletters.... <BR> <BR> I posted this on a few of my groups and see if they will reinstate me. I've been here since 2011 !!!! Tue, 25 Jun 2019 23:14:03 EST i'm back and some huge changes We are going to move to Missouri . We have lived in sunny CA most of our lives. Anyone from there, or know anything ? <BR> Thu, 20 Jun 2019 00:17:50 EST I know I have been here off and on.... I told you what happened to my spouse. He is getting better and better, but has another procedure next Wed. <BR> <BR> We go on vacation 30th for 9 days. I don't know if I will be able to get online or not. <BR> <BR> Lots of our activities close for the summer. So I should have time to get some things going. <BR> <BR> I just found my house key that was gone for several days. The only missing item is the mail key now. I hope to locate that, but not as upset about that one. I hope it's one ... Sat, 11 May 2019 19:45:43 EST emergency prayer request My husband had a heart attack this morning. He had a stint put in and they will keep him overnight, and want to do one test tomorrow. <BR> <BR> They want to se what damage is done. <BR> <BR> Thank you immensely for praying for him. His name is ken. Sat, 27 Apr 2019 01:21:50 EST MIA I haven't been on SP for awhile. I allowed my emotions, work and family situations to get the best of me. I need to refocused, set my heart and mind on the things above and put Gods word into practice in the area of my thought life. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well!!! Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:05:28 EST atttention Cherriet thanks for the thoughts. I know you were on the other side of CA, but it would have been cool to meet you, if you had been IN SF . Oh well <BR> <BR> The weather has been lovely warm, and then off and on raining too. <BR> <BR> I would love to " meet you on the phone " If you would like to chat, let me know, and I will send you my phone number. <BR> <BR> I've only talked to two people on the phone.... I also have had several partners, but none of them have stuck to it. I tried to find a ... Tue, 16 Apr 2019 01:00:14 EST a happy answer to prayer Last week I had several neat blessings. I finished a class and then we prayed for everyone in the class to use whatever gifts God gave them. # people encouraged me. <BR> <BR> Then a woman I work in the nursery gave me a new comfy pair of shoes. She said, they didn't fit her daughter and didn't want to return them. They are sketchers.A plus is that I could fit my orthotics inside and my last pair of tennis shoes were wearing down. <BR> <BR> <BR> So, I went to see the people I visit in the... Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:44:32 EST 7-Day Freggie Colors Challenge 7-Day Challenge: Eat the Rainbow <BR> <BR> Have you heard of "eating the rainbow"? This is a very simple way of saying that we need a wide range of foods to get the complete nutrition our bodies crave - and the color of fruits and vegetables can offer clues as to the nutrients they contain. <BR> <BR> For this challenge, eat at least one food from each color group every week. Each week will be a new mini-challenge. <BR> (Please Note: Fruits &amp; Vegetables only!) <BR> <BR> <e... Tue, 9 Apr 2019 20:16:56 EST a praise Our church got business of the year, because it is so active in several community projects. They have helped for years with various parades, activities, clean ups, Toy Drive, Night To Shine and some things for the city. <BR> <BR> My husband got nominated for man if the year for our church for his participation in the food bank, Scouts, Trail Life and various things. <BR> <BR> Happy for him and blessing God. Sun, 17 Mar 2019 02:24:42 EST Let's March thru March <em>311</em> Record your daily steps here. <em>331</em> Sat, 2 Mar 2019 11:03:48 EST Affirmations The book contains many Affirmations and quotes that I find helpful for renewing the mind in the realm of looking and feeling great. <BR> <BR> I've created this topic to post some of these Affirmations from Joyce's book, so they can be referred to quickly. <BR> <BR> Here's the first: <BR> <BR> 'God I am free by the power of Your Word. I believe You have given me the strength to break free from the bonds that have been holding me back from all the beautiful things You have planned for me. <... Tue, 26 Feb 2019 13:07:42 EST Joyce's shows on self control Just wanted to post links to a coupla shows on self control that I watched recently. I have kept the links cos it is sometimes helpful to watch again. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ctory-demands-self-control-part-1 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ctory-demands-self-control-part-2 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>veloping-discipline-and-self-control-p<BR>art-1 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>joycemeyer... Mon, 25 Feb 2019 06:45:39 EST A suggested Joyous Life Pledge Reply with an emoticon if you agree with this WHOLESOME, INSPIRATIONAL, HEALTHY, AND JOYOUS LIFE PLEDGE by OLDEROWL <BR> <em>525</em> <BR> <BR> We pledge to strive to live each day, a Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy, and Joyous life. <BR> <BR> Wholesome because we strive: <BR> -to eat only wholesome foods, and get a proper amount of exercise, <BR> -to live every moment guided by principles based upon religion or which we deem to be in harmony with the universe, <BR> -to refer to our g... Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:16:34 EST Key 2 > Learning to Love Your Body This month we'll review/discuss/work on Chapter/Key 2. It discusses how this is a key to building a lifestyle that nurtures a sound spirit, soul and body. After reading the chapter, if you want to work on this area, we can do it together. <BR> <BR> The key in this chapter is about Loving Your Body, explaining why we need to and why we don't, then gives 5 suggestions for incorporating change in this area. <BR> <BR> At the end is a section called “Taking Action” where you can write down ... Sun, 3 Feb 2019 12:25:17 EST prayer needed It was an odd day at work. I am feeling stress about work. Please pray for God's peace for me. <BR> Thanks!! Thu, 31 Jan 2019 19:11:26 EST Read through the book I decided to read through the entire book. I have it on my Kindle so I read while I was walking on the treadmill and while waiting to get new tires for my car. It was something Joyce suggested. She said that way you know what is coming up next not that you try doing all the chapters at one time but to have an overview of the book. It was a very easy book to read. <BR> <BR> I wanted to share the last paragraph of the book. <BR> <BR> "I am responsible for my own life. No one can take ch... Sun, 27 Jan 2019 14:26:46 EST hello groupies love ya all <em>345</em> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:02:32 EST anyone interested ? Today I will start an online free study. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It is called Word30CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> Its to " develop our spiritual taste buds for fulfillment in life sustaining " things. Sometimes" the noise of the world can drown out Go's voice " They tell you what this challenge is and what it is not. They invite you to curb 1 or 2 habits for 30 days, and make rom for, what you choice. <BR> <BR> <BR> You design this. So if you want to do whatever for 3 ... Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:39:32 EST oh boy.... a pain and nuisance let me see if I can post this or not. <BR> <BR> I returned yesterday afternoon. Several obstacles were going on. First we had to run some programs to address some items, which we did. <BR> <BR> After that our PGE and comcast was done at different times. <BR> <BR> <BR> Lastly, we husband got rid of the TV part of Comcast. We had got a FireTV stick and dot. We were getting some shows from Amazon Prime. Then my husband was attempting to try various services such as Sling, Hulu, , and aloth... Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:13:53 EST Using the 12-Key Plan for Great Health Personal health is an ongoing project. Each of the 12 chapters discusses one key to building a lifestyle that nurtures a sound spirit, soul and body. Your task is to read each chapter, and if you want to improve in that area, decide how to do it. <BR> <BR> The book will explain what the key is, and give 5 practical suggestions for incorporating that change. Each chapter ends with a section called “Taking Action” where you can write down one way – just one – that you will start doing to i... Sat, 12 Jan 2019 21:25:54 EST some things I'm doing well I haven't actually developed a plan for the new year. However, I've got rid of lots of paperwork, some clothes, magazines and things.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to our anniversary get away. <BR> <BR> I've been a bit sad or frustrated at some relatives or friends lack of health choices, and some sickness and some relationship issues I've seen lately. But when I pointed it out to my husband, and a friend. they said, you can't do anything about it and it's not your business. ... Sat, 12 Jan 2019 02:05:30 EST tried but couldn't post in chat Hi to BertSue2 Mon, 7 Jan 2019 13:17:36 EST a good article / especially for the new year <link><BR>lness/20-secrets-to-steal-from-people-<BR>who-never-get-sick/ss-BBQxwC4?ocid=spa<BR>rtandhp#image=21 </link> Mon, 7 Jan 2019 12:45:57 EST America's Self-Respect Crisis I've opened a new topic to spend a day or so to discuss other important points Joyce made in the Introduction. <BR> <BR> 1. It is wise to invest in your health. <BR> <BR> 2. Looking nice is not a sin. <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2019 17:51:15 EST Did you exercise today? Share with us if you found/made time to exercise today -- even if only for 5 minutes. <BR> Household activities count, too -- heavy cleaning, carrying boxes, shoveling snow, gardening, etc. <BR> Tell us what you did or just post an emoticon. <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2019 19:41:14 EST 2019 CHAT Welcome to the New Year! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 1 Jan 2019 12:56:16 EST Merry Christmas!!! Hi! <BR> <BR> My name is Dottie and although I'm not new to spark! I look forward to being a part of this team and getting to know each and everyone of you. I look forward to the new year and the many positive things I hope it brings each and everyone of us. <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Dec 2018 11:42:29 EST A new challenge for the Winter Funderland This is another fun holiday challenge. You will be doing your challenge to the tune of "Winter Wonderland". Each challenge for the day will meet a healthy or inspirational holiday goal. Play the song "Winter Wonderland" on Pandora, your iPod, iPad, YouTube, or on your phone while you do the challenge for this week. This should put you into a festive mood. <BR> <BR> Day 1…Sleigh ring are you listening…Find a positive affirmation and repeat it to yourself at least 2 times today; <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 8 Dec 2018 20:16:20 EST SP points - Earn and post your points in December <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Spin the SP wheel every day in December and see if you can reach 2100 points this month to earn your special holiday goodie! <BR> <BR> (Accumulate an average of 70 points each day and you'll exceed this goal.) Sat, 1 Dec 2018 11:54:48 EST an intersting article for you <link><BR>rition/this-is-what-happens-one-hour-a<BR>fter-drinking-a-can-of-soda/ar-BBOK95S<BR>?ocid=spartandhp </link> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:47:49 EST 5 servings of Fruits/Veggies - 7 day Challenge Who wants to join me in this SP challenge? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR><BR>kchallenge-accept.asp?cc=CIGHX8BUEBHM6<BR>8TQNDBL2RBTS <BR> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 19:09:41 EST be back On Monday Sun, 23 Sep 2018 03:50:28 EST Its fun when the Lord surprises me LOVE this So each birthday I ask God to do something that means some significance to me. <BR> <BR> To tell you the truth... I was trying to give myself a pep talk about it all. The reason was my Mom passed away a year ago in two days from now. So last year that really overshadowed everything. For the obvious reasons, and others that aren't. She was treated poorly at the skilled nursing place, and we had to advocate and fight for reasonable things. Long story. Then she had was injured twice. She was ra... Mon, 27 Aug 2018 19:41:11 EST free Friday download from Friday conferance San Jose, CA convention <link><BR>alDownloads/San_Jose_2018_Fri_PM_Teach<BR>ing_Joyce.mp3?spMailingID=14038793&amp<BR>;spUserID=MTI2ODY1NjEyNjI2S0&amp;spJob<BR>ID=1460913596&amp;spReportId=MTQ2MDkxMzU5NgS2 </link> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 19:02:18 EST San Jose, CA conferance My girlfriend and I attended this one Aug. 3-4 meeting. However, we just went to the Saturday sessions. This morning I received a link from the Friday night meeting, and haven't listened to it yet. <BR> <BR> It was challenging to write fast enough to keep all her main points. Some of the other points, I didn't record at all. Another thing is when they say a scripture, I try and write down it from the screen or the reference. There are other verses she uses, and sometimes I get them, and othe... Fri, 10 Aug 2018 23:24:16 EST Joyce's Summer Make-over Challenge Summer is half-over, but as they say, It's never too late to start. <BR> Who wants to join me? <BR> <BR> "Let's be honest for a moment. Sometimes our friends and family can frustrate us. We have all been there! However, we cannot allow that frustration to ruin our view of them. We must allow God to work on our hearts and ask him to help us see those people as He sees them." <BR> "If you want to discover the best way to deal with frustrating people, sign-up for our Summer Makeover at joyce... Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:16:33 EST Been awhile I haven't been on Spark People for a couple of years. Hoping to finally reach my goal. Sun, 8 Jul 2018 15:36:07 EST One Small Step...A Summer Challenge Taking Baby Steps, One at a Time. <BR> <BR> This thread is to share with one another a daily health or fitness action you achieved today. <BR> <BR> Did you say "No" to that sugary temptation? <BR> Did you log/track everything you ate? <BR> Did you drink enough water? <BR> Did you exercise today - if only 5-10 minutes? (Even vacuuming, changing the bed sheets, or carrying groceries can count!) <BR> What movement activity did you do to get you on your way to better health? (Get out of t... Thu, 31 May 2018 16:42:26 EST DAILY DEVOTIONAL APRIL 24, 2018 <BR> You Can Be Brave <BR> - by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> “To get” means to obtain by struggle and effort, but “to receive” means to simply take in what is being offered. Our relationship with God was never intended to be complicated and based upon our own works. The more we learn how to receive from God by faith, the simpler and more enjoyable our walk with Him becomes. <BR> <BR> You can keep your relationship with God simple by receiving His unconditional love and believing His... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:19:52 EST GEMS OF WISDOM 2018 posted this last year; reposting to renew our minds for the New Year. <BR> <BR> Every idea on this list is beneficial -- some are food for thought, some call for action. Let's select a few of each to practice in this New Year. <BR> <BR> 1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant. <BR> 2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to. <BR> 3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.... Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:15:06 EST Springtime Words A-Z Spring has sprung! Today we're having <em>67</em> and slightly warmer <em>259</em> . <BR> Post a word relating to this season. Thu, 5 Apr 2018 13:09:19 EST Step into Spring In spite of the snow &amp; hail we've experienced the past couple days, surely Spring weather will come to stay. <BR> <BR> Let's report how many steps we've taken each day. Wed, 4 Apr 2018 18:05:44 EST well how RU and anything new??? How many active people do we have ? <BR> <BR> I see once again Joyce is having a new book. <BR> <BR> Why don't we discuss some of the books of hers we have, or just little bits we like... <BR> <BR> I'm trying to modify my diet, because I was getting an infection. Trying to get my immune system good. Sat, 24 Mar 2018 14:35:16 EST Joyce's Daily Scriptures for March - Mind & Mouth Everything in the Bible is important, but one of the things that sticks out the most is the power of our thoughts. They are so important because what we think becomes our words, and how we think and talk affects our moods and attitudes. Many of us know these areas tend to give us a lot of trouble. So, let’s take this month to really dig into God’s Word and ask Him to help us grow in these areas. <BR> <BR> March 1 = <img src=" Fri, 2 Mar 2018 17:35:36 EST let us agree in prayer for this Today we have the wonderful opportunity for them to televise Billy Grahams funeral and life. Thousands of people will hear the gospel. Let's ask the Holy Spirit to convict people and reveal the truth, so others will come to Christ, or return to walking with Christ!!!!! <em>244</em> <em>243</em> Fri, 2 Mar 2018 12:13:35 EST Help me make 3rd Sundays special days for America There is too much evil in the news, but that is not the real America. We Americans need to change the focus on bad news to a focus on good news and I have a plan for that. PS there will always be evil on any given day but on the third Sunday of every month we should call out to all the news channels that don't focus on the good acts of kindness this special day that they are not being worthy news stations. Remember we have strength in our numbers and can change the practice of the news channe... Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:47:24 EST Daily S.P.A.R.K. Got this acronym/challenge idea from another team, but it's so helpful I'm sharing it. <BR> <BR> S---Spend time in the Word with the Lord <em>296</em> <BR> (We NEED HIM!!) <BR> P---Pray and Participate on our team daily <em>458</em> <em>387</em> <BR> (It's why we're a are NOT alone!) <BR> A---Active--exercise at least 10 min/day <em>311</em> <em>362</em> <BR> (Yes, you! Get up and go!) <BR> R---Reach for your water--at least 64 oz/day <em>194</em> <em>91... Mon, 5 Feb 2018 16:00:07 EST What are you wearing today? In recognition of the Heart Association's "Wear Red" Day, tell us what you're wearing today. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 2 Feb 2018 13:01:07 EST this made me happy So the man named Thomas at RCH said, he would read the bible lesson I gave him with 5 Q and A. Also both he and his friend leg wounds finally improving, and they may let them trying walking. They aren't that old to be in there. They were also both discussing to quit smoking. They are both chain smoking. <em>224</em> Sun, 28 Jan 2018 15:53:12 EST what's on for the new year??? any action... <BR> <BR> Joyce will be in my city in the summer. <em>593</em> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:50:50 EST coming into 21st century finally My husband got me an android TracPhone. It should take alot of education. <BR> <BR> I was so surprised it would transfer my address book and phone number. That took a long time. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:49:47 EST so we have a new year / anything to consider ? I got a planner book, but haven't worked on it yet. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to put together a bible study booklet . I think the person has recently come to faith, or on the verge. I thought I could add a brief study to this binder when I see him. Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:36:36 EST anyone know where this went / wanting booklet Prior to going away, I started reading Spark Guy's mini book. I can't find this or the final draft. Anyone find it? Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:30:58 EST hello out there and wondering... I'm wondering if: <BR> <BR> 1.Do we have more active members ? <BR> 2. Is anyone planning to go to a Joyce Meyer conferences in 2018 ? <BR> 3. Have read any of her books the last 3 or 4 months ? <BR> 4. have any goals/ changes/ new events ? <BR> <BR> I'll answer my own question. <BR> <BR> Q and A # 2 She will be in my city in June or July. I have seen her 3 times already. <BR> # 3 I read one about stress in the summer on an audio book. I a... Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:06:03 EST Today's Health or Fitness Accomplishment New Year's Resolutions! <BR> Lose weight. Eat healthy foods. Exercise daily. If you're like many people, you made these or similar pledges during the annual New Year's Day ritual of resolving to improve our health. <BR> But statistics indicate that at the end of January only a little over half of resolvers are still hanging in there; six months later, that number drops to 44%. Was the goal too big? (lose 100 lbs. this year -- not impossible, just about 2 lbs/week) BUT, in the flush of the ... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 11:57:07 EST Wintry Words A-Z A = Arctic <BR> like the temps we're experiencing today Mon, 1 Jan 2018 13:07:36 EST 2018 CHAT Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and blessed New Year. <BR> <BR> Let the chatter begin! Sun, 31 Dec 2017 23:21:08 EST 40 Tips for 2018 I posted this last year; reposting to renew our minds for the New Year. <BR> <BR> Every idea on this list is beneficial -- some are food for thought, some call for action. Let's select a few of each to practice in this New Year. <BR> <BR> 1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant. <BR> 2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to. <BR> 3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 14:27:32 EST Self esteem and a more peaceful world Please respond to my December 4th blog meant to encourage self-esteem and to spark peace, goodwill and caring for others. PS It was partly inspired by Johnathan Lockwood Huie's 8 Self-Affirmations, but the complete message is solely my thoughts written for others to inspire them. <BR> 1. We are OK (we are alive, and we have ourselves. Our happiness does not depend on external possessions but on believing that we have something of our selves to give in order make possible a more peaceful and c... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 19:46:52 EST Christmas Holiday ABC's Add a holiday item to the alphabetical list. When you have completed the alphabet, start over with the letter A again. <BR> <BR> To start: <BR> <BR> A = Angels <img src=""> Fri, 1 Dec 2017 18:18:59 EST Words beginning with "N" Acknowledging a new month, let's post words beginning with "N" Sun, 5 Nov 2017 00:09:07 EST Give Thanks Daily The month of November brings Thanksgiving, a reminder to be thankful for all the blessings God has given us. <img src=""> <BR> Let's list one thing each day that we are thankful for. Sun, 5 Nov 2017 00:05:38 EST Words beginning with "O" game Acknowledging a new month, let's post words beginning with "O" Sun, 1 Oct 2017 19:47:06 EST Fall Words Let's list words related to the Fall season. Going alphabetically, add one to this list. When you hit Z, start all over again. <BR> <BR> A- Autumn <BR> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 17:42:39 EST Love Life Women's Conference available online From Joyce: <BR> <BR> "There is still time to make it to the 35th Annual Love Life Women’s Conference. <BR> <BR> But even if you can’t attend in person, you can still join in on the fun! <BR> <BR> We are offering a live-stream of 3 sessions from the conference! <BR> Friday, September 22 at 7:00 PM CST with Joyce Meyer and Michael W. Smith <BR> Saturday, September 23 at 9:30 AM CST with Ruth Graham and CeCe Winans <BR> Saturday, September 23 at 1:30 PM CST with Joyce Meyer and CeCe Winan... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:25:24 EST hi team any new conversations or ideas ? What would you like? <em>252</em> <em>252</em> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:46:01 EST thinking of you haven't heard from this group in awhile. <BR> <BR> I'm recovering from my moms passing 2 weeks ago. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 02:18:14 EST the end of the story My Mom passed away at 93 today at 3:30 this afternoon. <em>46</em> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 23:45:47 EST On Diversity - In honor of Heather Heyer 1985-2017 In another topic it was noted that we can show our Christain love for each other by random acts of consideration, kindness and care for others. I think these ideas of showing kindness and care for others is great, I am an introvert and need encouragement to participate in a conversation. Occasionally someone at the table will turn to me and ask me how I doing. I appreciate that. <BR> CSPAN aired the funeral ceremony for Heather Heyer, the 32 year old woman who was killed when a car was driv... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:27:52 EST Trust in God and do good. One is tempted to not trust God when evil events with lost of life occur as in those events of August 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Odd thing is that I went to church today and no mention was made of yesterdays events. Yet after church I noted that a member of this team had suggested that we need more action in this team. In looking for inspiration I put a Joyce Meyer CD on titled "Choosing to trust God". I did not listen to this Cd before, I had left it unopened in its package. But i... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:22:13 EST we need more action around here any ideas? Think about it. We should try and get more participation . Instead of a book, we could discuss an article, something from a conference, an idea, a part of scripture. They have some things on her website. <em>211</em> Sat, 5 Aug 2017 12:17:44 EST Words beginning with "A" game Awesome Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:49:33 EST how your summer? I'm loving it !!!! <em>181</em> <em>551</em> <em>277</em> <em>180</em> <em>593</em> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:45:36 EST our blessed country yes, we can list all it's faults and political, social, financial , safety , unfairness... <BR> <BR> But we still have it really GOOD. So many choices and freedom!!!! <em>232</em> Tue, 4 Jul 2017 17:51:44 EST want to do something else ANYBODY ????? <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <BR> <em>212</em> ( I'll give ya a kiss or <BR> <em>356</em> throw you in the POOL/ if it's " hot" and you know how to swim Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:48:43 EST anything new for the summer? just wondering? Yesterday it was 100 here !!!!! <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>2</em> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:21:04 EST Did I tell you ??? I saw a good remake of" In His Steps" on streamplex ( that's online to the computer to TV.It could be on Utube. <BR> <BR> I think it was from the late 1990's or around 2005 Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:03:27 EST Summer Words Let's list words related to summertime. Going alphabetically, add one to this list. When you hit Z, start all over again. <BR> <BR> A - Air Conditioning <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 6 Jun 2017 16:44:20 EST Words beginning with "J" game June Tue, 6 Jun 2017 16:14:43 EST something cool ( happened) last night One of the our troops' American Heritage Girls wouldn't get to attend the award ceremony ( the Court of Honor ). We were going to give her a ribbon with all her badges. <BR> <BR> I wanted to do something memorable and big deal ( in a child's' eyes ). I recalled that our previous Boy Scout troop had this cookie award. Inside a baggy was an huge cookie. They put it in a plastic bag and made a necklace out of it. A hole is punched at the top and a fancy homemade chain or ribbon is attached. <... Thu, 25 May 2017 13:40:16 EST Let's eat mindfully in May I posted this topic last year, but with summer approaching it seems like a nice time to revisit it. <BR> <BR> “When walking, walk; when eating, eat,” goes a Zen proverb. Sounds obvious, right? <BR> <BR> But in the typical busy swirl of a day, you might find yourself eating while walking (or while watching TV, working, checking emails, texting or driving). Or perhaps you find yourself powering through an entire bag of chips because, like the proverbial mountain, it’s there. <BR> <BR> Thi... Mon, 1 May 2017 22:24:05 EST Favorite Joyce book? I was curious what books everyone finds the most helpful of hers. She has new books out a lot. I really like her Power Thoughts and the Power of Simple Prayer book. I have learned a lot from those. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:47:39 EST April Affirmations This is Spring, a season of renewal and rebirth. It's a time when buds become leaves and flowers, when the hard ground beneath us softens to allow shoots of new life to emerge. <BR> <BR> As outside, so inside. The Bible speaks of the "renewal of our mind". Let this Spring be a time for cleaning out self-limiting ideas and making way for fresh possibilities and new commitments. It's a time to begin again. <BR> <BR> With all that in mind, let's post some Biblical affirmations daily. <BR> ... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:48:15 EST Words beginning with "A" game Awesome Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:00:43 EST can someone fill me in pleasel Since have been recovering from my injury..I see the START page has been reconfigured.So, we don't get points for our individual groups anymore ( the spin thing... Looks like others may be eliminated too. <BR> <BR> BTW- our move in date is April 1 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:16:02 EST I'll still going in some respects I've hardly done any exercise.Recently, We were accepted to get an apartment.We lived here for 34 years.I also have some stuff from my mom and son.Its a job, but relieved I found a home for fabric, crafts, books. <BR> <BR> Thursday I get the temporary cast Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:29:55 EST March Munchies Let's try to choose only healthier snacks, avoiding refined sugar &amp; those processed snacks full of unpronounceable/manmade ingredients. Give yourself a thumbs-up (or other emoticon) each day you succeed. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:49:37 EST Words beginning with "M" game March Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:35:06 EST March Madness <em>331</em> <em>319</em> <em>137</em> <em>311</em> <em>362</em> <em>441</em> <em>231</em> <em>313</em> <em>440</em> <em>324</em> <em>350</em> <em>295</em> <BR> <BR> Set your own daily goal &amp; track your exercise (whether it be steps, time, miles, workouts, videos, biking, dancing, skipping or whatever) <BR> <BR> We're all at different fitness levels, so this is not a competition, but participants WILL receive goodies. Whether you share the specifics of... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:57:01 EST thumb surgery next Thursday I cut a tendon ... on the 17th of Jan. They are going to repair it. I talked to 3 doctors. Now three weeks later, they will fix it. <BR> <BR> A chili can lid <em>40</em> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:56:32 EST February Freggies The goal will be for a MINIMUM of 3 servings of fruits and/or vegetables daily. <BR> Track with emoticons or by listing the freggies eaten each day. <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>368</em> <em>267</em> <em>373</em> <em>485</em> <BR> <BR> Do you find yourself making excuses for not eating more fruits and veggies? This month, you're going to bust them all! Take some time to think about what causes you to skimp on produce or choose ... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 21:05:45 EST February Footsteps Set your own daily goal, i.e. steps, distance, time, or even marching chair exercise. <BR> We're all at different fitness levels, so this is not a competition for who walks farthest or longest each day. Whether you share the specifics of your goal with the team is your choice, the main goal here is developing consistency. <BR> <BR> You may choose to show how many steps you took, or how far you walked, or for how long, or just post an emoticon indicating that you met your personal goal that... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 14:06:12 EST What are your favorite podcasts? Christian podcasts I like are: <BR> * Ransomed Heart (this is John Eldredge author of "Wild At Heart") <BR> * Building Relationships (Dr Gary Chapman) <BR> * Professional Christian Coaching Today <BR> <BR> I also like Chrystal Evans Hurst although her podcasts go a little long for me. <BR> <BR> Secular podcasts I like are: <BR> * Stuff You Missed in History Class <BR> * Coaching For Leaders <BR> * Nutrition Diva <BR> <BR> I'm sure there are others out there I am not aware of that I would ... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:23:05 EST 40 Tips for Better Life - 2017 Sharing from another team: <BR> <BR> 1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant. <BR> 2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to. <BR> 3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep. <BR> 4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today.' <BR> 5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy. <BR> 6. Play more games ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:20:04 EST 15 foods high in water content We all know we’re supposed to drink more water. Not only for effective fat loss, but good health in general. <BR> <BR> Drinking 64 oz. (or more) of water a day can seem like a daunting task, but here's the thing… <BR> <BR> You don't have to drink all that water. Roughly 20% of our daily water intake comes from foods, particularly fruits and vegetables. <BR> <BR> Below are the top 15 Hydrating Foods, all of which are at least 90% water by weight! <BR> <BR> I hope you find this helpful!... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:55:51 EST God's Love I can't remember where I found this, I had it saved on a notepad on my lap top. but this is a list of places in the bible that talk about how much God loves us. I find it very comforting and peaceful to look at this any time I need reassurance or a reminder that God loves me unconditionally. <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> I am God's child. <BR> Galatians 3:26 <BR> <BR> I am Jesus' friend. <BR> John 15:15 <BR> <BR> I am a whole new person with a whole new life. <BR> 2 Corinthians 5:17 <BR> <BR>... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:26:02 EST you got to actually THINK about what you are read So a few moments ago, I looked at the opening Spark page. It had a picture on the left side. It said, Prenatal , how to realign your back, and something else. I thought it said, pre nasal . That goes to show my sinus' cavities are still party blocked... not enough air... <BR> <BR> that's my excuse....LOL Fri, 6 Jan 2017 19:05:54 EST I am a newbee. Hello everyone. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 11:48:08 EST 2017 CHAT <img src=""> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 22:06:39 EST January Walking Challenge A couple team members have already indicated that WALKING is one of their 'resolutions' for the New Year. So I'm setting up an opportunity to record your successes in a team challenge. Official start date, tomorrow, January 2. <BR> <BR> You will set your own daily goal, i.e. steps, distance, time, or even chair exercise. We're all at different fitness levels, so this is not a competition for who walks farthest or longest each day. Whether you share the specifics of your goal with the te... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 21:19:27 EST 12 Days of Christmas - a Christian Perspective Getting a late start on this, but just came across this information (Thank you, RHOOK). I do remember hearing some time ago that there was a religious meaning behind this song; that it was taught to children as a catechism of a sort. This is the first time I've seen the symbolism of each day explained. <BR> So I'm going to play a little bit of 'catch up' here and share it with you. <BR> <BR> On the <img src=""> d... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 19:50:33 EST Pick a Personal Challenge - Take 1 Small Step It's already the last month of 2016 and we're in the midst of the holiday season with all those traditional tasty goodies that bombard us. <BR> <BR> And it's so easy to just say, "I'll get back on track after the first of the year." <BR> <BR> But let's take at least 1 small step each day to keep us on track and finish the year strong, so as we begin 2017 some of these 'steps' will have already become habits. <BR> <BR> Join us in the endeavor -- post the Step you've chosen and share your ... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:45:21 EST What are your Top 3 favorite Christmas Carols? 'Tis the Season... <em>446</em> to get to know each other a little better <BR> <BR> What are your Top 3 favorite Christmas Carols? <em>339</em> <BR> <BR> 1. My favorite since childhood carol has been Little Drummer Boy. <BR> <BR> 2. In my 20's I heard "What Child Is This?" for the first time &amp; loved it, because I found the tune so enchanting. <BR> 3. I'm captivated whenever I hear "The Carol of the Bells". <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> Of course, ANY song performed by Mannheim Stea... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:48:14 EST do ya know? Hi groupies. Several weeks ago, I lost my second Spark Activity Tracker. Actually this was the fourth time it came off the clip. <BR> <BR> So, I am comparing prices and features for a new device in my future. It might turn out around Christmas... depends. The SAT was only 49 or 59 dollars. Once they had it half price. <BR> <BR> I DON"T have a smart phone ( just a dumb one). I need one to work with my computer and be up between 30-60 dollars. I don't know, if there is any. <BR> <BR> If y... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:45:39 EST What is your favorite holiday childhood memory? What is your favorite holiday childhood memory? <BR> <BR> Mine is of Christmas Eves when a couple of my Aunts &amp; Uncles came to our house as we opened our presents. Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:49:57 EST anything new? What's been happening around here, or with you groupies? <em>524</em> Tue, 8 Nov 2016 22:22:12 EST Do you enjoy puzzles? <BR> <BR> A sunflower in detail, yellow, orange, green, petals, organic natural pattern. Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:00:14 EST Pick a Personal Challenge - October 2016 The cooler Fall weather is here, making it much nicer to play outside. <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> This is a personal challenge. YOU select the exercise YOU want to do....and how much.... <BR> <BR> For example... <BR> <BR> My Commitment: to take a walk around the block (a little under 1 mile) every evening. <BR> <BR> You can choose what you want to do...pool aerobics, crunches, sit ups, exercise classes, or even yard work (which can also be a good calorie-burner)....WHATEVER YOU WANT. <... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 14:53:21 EST BIRTHDAYS & Spark Anniversaries <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>383</em> <em>475</em> <em>409</em> <em>407</em> <em>252</em> <em>347</em> <em>503</em> <em>543</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <BR> <BR> Please share your birthday and Spark anniversary so we might celebrate with you. Thu, 6 Oct 2016 14:19:29 EST please imform me What has been going on since I've been gone. Now I'm trying to visit Mom 1/2 the day Sunday and Tuesday. I have some classes and studies too. I might get a job interview soon. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 23:49:43 EST DEVOTIONALS Check Your Motives <BR> <BR> by Joyce Meyer - posted August 25, 2016 <BR> <BR> The righteousness of the upright . . . shall deliver them, but the treacherous shall be taken in by their own iniquity and greedy desire. <BR> - Proverbs 11:6 <BR> <BR> Here’s an important question for you: When you do things to bless other people, why do you do it? Do you bless others because you love them, or do you do it to get them to love you? There was a time in my life when I tried to "buy" protection fo... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:03:22 EST Greet a Teammate; Give a Goodie @ double digits Count forward, Send a Goodie to a teammate when the # you post is double-digits, i.e., 11, 22, etc. <BR> <BR> Starting here: <BR> <BR> 1 Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:32:17 EST he situation My mom was placed in a convalescent home. Been with her a week. <BR> <BR> I'll do my best. I have to go clear out her place and other <em>252</em> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 22:54:57 EST desiring to hear your thoughts on this matter I only have 2 more lessons left for the book we are reading. <BR> <BR> IF I was ( decide/ or am requested) to do another book, which one would you want? I could send a list of what I own. <BR> <BR> Otherwise, I might conclude, because there are so few participants. If I saw that more people actually read this, even if they don't comment... I might keep it up. It takes a good section of time to write this and <BR> <BR> If I had a book, that people were interested in ; I would may keep it ... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:53:55 EST The Mind Connection chapter 19 The Mind Connection <BR> <BR> Chapter 19 <BR> Thoughts and Behavior <BR> <BR> We should desire to become more generous and loving. The Bible asks us be kind and self controlled. It further gives us many exhortations of godly conduct. <BR> <BR> How do do we grow in these areas and more? Most Christians go to Sunday service,bible study and functions. Many have service projects and do various practices such as prayer , baptism, communion and the like. Are these things an end all in themselve... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:27:12 EST Eating Mindfully “When walking, walk; when eating, eat,” goes a Zen proverb. Sounds obvious, right? <BR> <BR> But in the typical busy swirl of a day, you might find yourself eating while walking (or while watching TV, working, checking emails, texting or driving). Or perhaps you find yourself powering through an entire bag of chips because, like the proverbial mountain, it’s there. <BR> <BR> This is kind of like the flip side of getting so busy that you “forget” to eat. (Fortunately, you can’t forget to b... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:24:36 EST chapter 18 of the Mind Connection <BR> The Mind Connection <BR> by Joyce Meyer <BR> Section 4 <BR> How your Thoughts affect Your Walk With God <BR> <BR> When our son was young, we did a course called, Preparing For Adolescence .One of the things Dr. Dobson discussed was how teenagers were particularly interested in appearance such as body traits and clothing. The following statement reveals some of the outcome of such thoughts. “The worse loneliness is not being comfortable with yourself” Mark Twain <BR> <BR> <BR> Isn't i... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:47:57 EST The Mind Connection Chapter 17 <BR> <BR> ;The Mind Connection <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Where did all my Energy Go ? <BR> <BR> <BR> Chapter 17 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Joyce believes that God promises to give us whatever we need to fulfill His plans for our lives. This includes both abilities and energy. Most of us do indeed think through Christ, we can accomplish His purposes. We might have a spiritual or natural gifting in an area. Our author( repeats in her writings) that that God is wanting to gi... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 20:40:28 EST The Mind Connection Chapter 16 Powerful Prayers to Develop Character and Authentic Love <BR> <BR> <BR> 11 For I long to see you so that I may share with you some spiritual gift, to strengthen and establish you; 12 that is, that we may be mutually encouraged and comforted by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. <BR> Amplified Bible 1:11 <BR> <BR> 4 always offering every prayer of mine with joy [and with specific requests] for all of you. <BR> Amplified Bible Philippians 1:4 <BR> <BR> 1. filled with the knowledg... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 01:54:07 EST The Mind Connection - Chapter 11 For the discussion on this chapter, look for that topic the General Team Discussion Forum. <BR> <BR> Checked with SP tech support &amp; there seems to be no way to transfer all of the posts in an entire Topic from one to another forum. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:01:13 EST The Mind Connection - Chapter 5 For the discussion on this chapter, go to the General Team Discussion Forum. <BR> <BR> Checked with SP tech support &amp; there seems to be no way to transfer the entire Topic to another forum. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:58:56 EST The Mind Conection CHAPTER 15 The Mind Connection <BR> by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> <BR> The Mind-Body Connection <BR> chapter 15 <BR> <BR> The chapter begins with a quote from a famous doctor concerning the belief that our thoughts affect our physical well being. I do think that the concept of Mind-Body Connection, has been hijacked by some groups that were once reminded us of Twilight zone stories. <BR> <BR> Since, I believe most of you are familiar with some of these ideas that holistic medicine , New Age, and popu... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:42:24 EST chapter 14 of the Mind Connection Your thoughts and Stress <BR> <BR> This one relates to ALL, if you read the book or NOT <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Mind Connection <BR> by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> Your Thoughts and Stress Pgs. 149-160 <BR> <BR> Oh boy, did you relate tot his certain chapter/ How often do we or others say, trust God. Except one of us is still feeling worried, fearful or stressed. <BR> <BR> Most of us are aware of the multiple ways stress manifests itself. Our sleep patterns, head and stomach <BR> aches,... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:04:04 EST what happened to chapter 14 of the Mind Connection hi groupies. I can't believe it, but I spend 12 hours yesterday and 7 the day before working on preparing for my mom's jewelry sale. I forgot about doing my Thursday post. Most likely I will be working on it most of this day, and tomorrow is the sale ( Sat ). Also my sinus' having pressure and pain. Probably all the dust. <BR> <BR> I am trying to sell some things she made, so she can have some money. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:02:53 EST The Mind Connection Chapter 13 The Mind Connection <BR> by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> <BR> Chapter 13 <BR> <BR> Why Aren't You like Me ? <BR> <BR> This certain part of our book, doesn't follow scriptural principles directly. Therefore, there will be a more casual interpretation. In fact, if you get an opportunity to get to read the actual chapter, you may not see it her way. I will attempt to make this point clearer as we process. <BR> <BR> The Bible doesn't say some of the points she makes, but she is taking the liberty t... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 02:46:20 EST The Mind Connection Chapter 12 is here The Mind Connection by Joyce Meyers <BR> <BR> Chapter 12 <BR> Anybody Can Change <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Bible doesn't speak of this theme specifically. If you look up the word change in the Strong's concordance , most likely this word isn't used. However, the concept runs through the entire scriptures. First off we see from the garden , that the Lord is concerned about our behavior. When sin was introduced in the world, the cosmic battle began.. Satan suggests to mankind, that, perhaps G... Fri, 27 May 2016 01:13:15 EST The Mind Connection chapter 11 The Mind Connection <BR> by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Chapter 11 <BR> What Do You Think About That Person ? <BR> <BR> This particular chapter ; I might not interrupted the way she does. You the readers, may have several impressions about this material. <BR> <BR> <BR> First of all, she starts our discussion,by bringing up the following idea. . We tend to focus on what people think of us, rather than giving serious consideration, toward how our thoughts impact others. Certainly o... Fri, 20 May 2016 19:55:33 EST chapter ten of " the Mind Connection" The Mind Connection <BR> by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> <BR> Chapter 10 Power of Perspective <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This chapter is short but insightful. It begins with an example of Anne Frank. In fact her book has become required reading in many schools. I still remember her striking story from my high school days. Her diary brought the horrible reality of this era before us in a profound manner. How was it that she could still see beauty hiding within such dire circumstances ? <BR> <BR> <... Thu, 12 May 2016 23:00:38 EST chapter 9 of the Mind Connection review The Mind Connection <BR> by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> <BR> Chapter 9 Thoughtless Actions <BR> <BR> <BR> Joyce proposed that some of our problems stem from being impulsive. When we don't consider our words, beforehand. Sometimes the effects are damaging. <BR> How often do we neglect to give calculated considerations of where our deeds will lead us ? She implores her readers to reflect on the mental and emotional pain that come into relationships by not considering other people... Thu, 5 May 2016 20:14:38 EST chapter 8 of The Mind Connection .The Mind Connection by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> Chapter 8 <BR> <BR> Positive Self Talk <BR> <BR> This chapter brings up the topic of a healthy self image. We all know that there is a wide view of how people perceive themselves. <BR> <BR> Some have an absorptive amount of pride,they believe that their skills, behavior, education, financial position, actually move them up the ladder of worth and value. <BR> <BR> Others dislike themselves as a result of many factors. Maybe they are poor at... Sun, 1 May 2016 02:35:03 EST to all members Hi. I wasn't able to get the lesson done on Thursday. I worked 2 1/2 days. I also have several other commitments. We are looking for hosing for my Mom too. I hope to get it done on Friday or Saturday. <BR> <BR> It would be great if I had some readers too. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:22:59 EST Post a Bible Verse Joyce mentioned this verse in her television program today: <BR> <BR> ROMANS 12:1-2 AMP <BR> <BR> Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. <BR> And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as yo... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:33:37 EST to all members This is livelygirl2 ( Sue). My husband and I have had computer problems for over two months. We have tried hours of things to fix it. We also purchased various programs to cover it. No virus was found, but it still would freeze or omit parts of the pages. <BR> <BR> Therefore I was unable to get online, or finish projects, such as the book chapter review. <BR> <BR> Stay tuned, we ordered a new computer. Ours was only 4 or 5 years old.... <BR> <BR> Also we have several other more serious t... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:31:12 EST The Mind Connection chapter 7 The Mind Connection <BR> by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> <BR> Chapter 7 <BR> Would you Like To be Friends With You? <BR> <BR> We know that our disposition affects all our relationships. One way to view our interactions <BR> with others is to ask ourselves how our attitudes impact people. If we were to use a word picture involving steps,it would look like this. The first step represents our thoughts, the second step is our attitudes,the third step is our decisions and choices. Lastly, there is ou... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:18:30 EST left this off last time/ posting it now These are the verses that were referred to in chapter 5 of" The Mind Connection" by Joyce Meyer. This was posted last week <BR> Neh 8:10 <BR> John 17:13 <BR> John 16:33 <BR> John 10:10 <BR> 11Cor. 5:17 <BR> 11 Cor. 5:21 <BR> Luke 10:19 Thu, 7 Apr 2016 23:20:40 EST The Mind Connection chapter 6 The Mind Connection <BR> by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> <BR> The Power Of Focus chapter 6 <BR> <BR> The ability to practice these skills takes more discipline and practice than many people want to do. Most don't recognize the impact of too much multitasking . Maybe you do know your schedule is too full, to have margin. Your friends and family would prefer you to do certain things, plus your job either suggests strongly or demands other requirements. Society speaks loudly. You have things y... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 23:15:56 EST this is a great article groupies / go check it out <link><BR>cle=dont_let_stress_best_you&amp;utm_s<BR>ource=SilverpopMailing&amp;utm_medium=<BR>email&amp;utm_campaign=Everyday%20Stud<BR>y%2082%20(4-4-16)&amp;utm_content=&amp<BR>;spMailingID=8732548&amp;spUserID=MTI2<BR>ODY1NjEyNjI2S0&amp;spJobID=900355023&a<BR>mp;spReportId=OTAwMzU1MDIzS0 </link> Mon, 4 Apr 2016 12:24:58 EST The Mind Connection chapter 5 The Mind Connection <BR> by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> Most of us can recite, “ the joy of the Lord is my strength” Neh.8:10. Still it can take some effort to maintain inner and outer peace. It's not so hard when things are smooth, but when we get blamed for something we didn't do, is can get us offtrack. If our child or marriage is turning sour, or our health is waning, there is a likely chance we will experience frustration and worry. <BR> <BR> Some things we pray about take days, weeks, ... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 18:24:28 EST We have a book discussion Chapt 1-4 so far <em>244</em> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:26:01 EST The Mind Connection chapter 4 Battlefield of the Mind <BR> by Joyce Meyers <BR> <BR> <BR> chapter 4 <BR> Choose Your Attitude <BR> <BR> <BR> There is a quote at the top of this chapter. <BR> <BR> “In every single thing you do, you are choosing a direction. Your life is a product of choices” <BR> Dr. Kathleen Hall <BR> <BR> <BR> The subject of this part of our reading is how our choices bring love and contentment into o... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:21:36 EST newbie here So glad to have found this team; yay! <em>250</em> Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:34:22 EST The Mind Connection chapter 3 The Mind Connection by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> chapter 3 <BR> What to Think When Life gets Difficult <BR> <BR> In this chapter, Joyce tries to convince us that when life gets tough and difficult;we can still find ways to rise above resentment and find enjoy simple blessings amidst conflict. <BR> <BR> Sometimes we might wonder, and think things such as, oh ya, but she doesn't doesn't have this and that to deal with. <BR> <BR> If you have read or listened to her for awhile, you will discove... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:03:32 EST chapter 2 of" The Mind Connection " Chapter 2 <BR> <BR> Mind, Mouth, Moods, and Attitudes <BR> <BR> <BR> Joyce draws out the premise that reflecting on positive things brings a more pleasant life. Is it actually true that we can influence so many things that appear out of our control ? Her impression, is that our emotions and moods are flexible in good directions, not just in inappropriate type of ways. <BR> <BR> Many of things we fill our minds with, also eject right out of our mouths. <BR> There are so many things to... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 20:36:34 EST try this again From Joyce: <BR> <BR> “You can actually start fighting the stresses of the day before they even have time to set in by taking time to talk to God and to read His Word.” ” – Joyce Meyer, Overload Mon, 7 Mar 2016 15:30:34 EST Share a cuppa Just for something fun; use this topic to share pics of coffee or your favorite warm beverage... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 4 Mar 2016 15:55:29 EST chapter 1 The Mind Connection The Mind Connection <BR> by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Chapter 1 <BR> The Life you've Always <BR> Wanted to Live <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The first chapter of this book quotes John 10:10. This is a well known verse that gives two opposite plans for our lives. Jesus proclaimed that our Father God desired for us to have a life that is abundant and overflowing. <BR> <BR> The enemy on the other hand would rather, “ steal” ( rip of / take away ), destroy ( not just ruin) but <BR> “ kil... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 00:11:07 EST look what I got in my e-mail box You can do this too, if you want to. I doubt it is too much... how many of us never have stress??? I don't see any hands, so check this out, if you'd like <link><BR>s/?utm_source=Joyce+Meyer+Ministries&a<BR>mp;utm_campaign=eca7d21afa-March_2016_<BR>eNewsletter_ROW&amp;utm_medium=email&a<BR>mp;utm_term=0_6b3d2df59b-eca7d21afa-14313097 </link> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 19:37:41 EST Introduction to our book/ chapt.1 next Thursday The Mind Connection <BR> by Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> HOW THE THOUGHTS YOU CHOOSE <BR> AFFECT YOUR MOOD, BEHAVIOR, AND DECISIONS <BR> <BR> SECTION 1 <BR> <BR> How Your Thoughts Affect <BR> Your Outlook on Life <BR> <BR> <BR> the introduction vii-ix <BR> <BR> The majority of teachings we may study usually deal with Bible stories which feature characters in events and history. Another common subject matters are principles and doctrine. Lastly,tools and instruction for living is woven throug... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 23:47:36 EST "THE MIND CONNECTION" This is where we will discuss Joyce Meyer's book, "The Mind Connection: How the Thoughts You Choose Affect Your Mood, Behavior, and Decisions". Sun, 21 Feb 2016 20:01:37 EST Something new around here Hi, Did you notice we have a new leader ??? I really liked Irene, but she went to heaven . <BR> <BR> I am glad a new lady is taking over. I don't know her very well yet, but I will try and do so. She and I have written a few e-mails and been in contact. She requested that I started a book discussion book. <BR> <BR> The book is, " The Mind Connection" by Joyce Meyers. <BR> <BR> So keep your eyes peeled for the introduction and plans on Monday. She suggested I tell you about it tomorrow, a... Sun, 21 Feb 2016 15:48:18 EST Team Bonus Points Sadly, only 1 today Wed, 17 Feb 2016 19:41:27 EST Inspiring Quote A setback is just a setup for a comeback... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 19:37:12 EST 2016 Chat Starting a new place to CHAT. Drop in &amp; say Hi! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm not a team leader so cannot put a 'sticky' on this topic to keep it on top. Sat, 30 Jan 2016 11:07:58 EST New To Sparks People and this Team Forum am Hello: I am an avid reader and I enjoy Joyce Meyer's books and her television teaching series. I was blessed to go to one of her conference's here in my home town 10 or so years ago. <BR> <BR> I know that I am a "Temple of the Holy Spirit" but right now feel more like a Large Over sized Cathedral and would prefer to be a small sized Chapel, smaller in stature, weight and size. <BR> <BR> I know that because over the years I have not eaten healthy now I am paying the price. I am so happ... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 18:29:02 EST Power Thoughts We can read Power Thoughts and with the CD'S if you have them. This way we can do what it says and keep the Devil out of our sights. <BR> Please join me and another lady today and read the book. <BR> Dar Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:26:42 EST Battlefield of the mind We are going to read Battlefield of the mind and see what we can do to keep the Devil away from us. <BR> Dar Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:22:35 EST 2015 chat room is open Please use this chat room for this year cause the old one is from 2014 so stop on in and we can chat and have coffee or tea. <BR> Have a Blessed day in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. <BR> Dar Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:38:59 EST Chat room open 2915 We will be using this chat room until the year 2016 starting in January. <BR> Have a Blessed day in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. <BR> Dar Sun, 8 Mar 2015 17:14:42 EST a prayer request I have a prayer request. They send my Mom a non renewal slip for her duplex she lives in. <BR> <BR> Two weeks earlier she had injured her back. <BR> <BR> She needs relief from pain, and somewhere to live that is affordable and meets her needs. <em>38</em> Mon, 9 Feb 2015 02:08:36 EST here's something for you / I got this morning <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Find Comfort and Peace in God’s Word <BR> We all experience loss and pain. God’s Word is the ultimate source of comfort. Meet God there with your grief and let Him give you peace. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This Week's Scripture: <BR> <BR> Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy (pity and mercy) and the God [Who is the Source] of every comfort (consolation and encouragement)… <BR> 2 Corinthians 1:3 ... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:18:05 EST 30 30 CHALLENGE Ok you have been wanting to start the 3030 challenge. Now let's join it. <BR> I just finished my 35 minutes for day 1. <BR> We will do this for 30 days and then we will desire to continue no doubt. <BR> Don't leave me alone <BR> Join the challenge. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 22:01:37 EST Join me in a streak I am on my 12th day w/o sweets. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 23:52:30 EST Prayer request Please pray for my dear friend Lesa and her family. Her19 year old son Jacob was killed in a tragic auto/truck accident last night. He was a warm, loving young man with deep faith. He served as a volunteer youth counselor for several years and was a fixture in our church. His warm smile made the world a better place. He will be greatly missed. Jacob was also my sons best friend. A title Jacob had with anyone who knew him. The kids are all overcome with grief. Please pray for them too... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:53:54 EST God is blessing us! I'm grateful, aren't you? <em>250</em> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 01:44:16 EST TRIVIA CHALLENGE Today you have answered 3 of 3 questions correctly, 100% correct. <BR> <BR> This month you have answered 21 of 22 questions correctly, 95% correct Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:19:45 EST womens conferance I got sent a link to watch the Joyce Meyers women's conference that was a few weeks ago. Do you want me to send a link? It's only good until Oct 1 or Oct 3. However, possibly it might be on the God.TV channel. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:21:35 EST CHALLENGED - 40 DAYS OF JOY, FAITH, PEACE AND LOVE Tomorrow begins my journey as God sees it to share 40 days of Joy, Faith, Peace and Love and that will yield happiness to anyone who tries it. <BR> <BR> It begins Sept 22 and end Oct 31. Not too long to get boring, and long enough to yield some results in our lives. What say you? Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:52:31 EST anything new? study/ book/what your doing? Some of my studies are not meeting in the summer. So, I'm just picking around reading library books, ones left on the bookshelf, and going through various parts of the scripture. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:15:43 EST link to article <link><BR>cle=7_reasons_we_dont_take_care_of_our<BR>selves&utm_source=Joyce+Meyer+Ministri<BR>es&utm_campaign=a306cdf3b1-2014_August<BR>_eNewsletter_US_ROW&utm_medium=email&u<BR>tm_term=0_6b3d2df59b-a306cdf3b1-14313097 </link> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 14:45:41 EST moms day We received a call from our son. His voice is music to me. <BR> <BR> We went to church, took a walk and had a lovely meal out. <BR> <BR> I hope the rest of you received some sort of uplifting times <em>211</em> Mon, 12 May 2014 02:08:03 EST Anyone doing Joyce Meyers 3030 challenge? I watch her everyday and starting in March she is challenging us to study the word for 30 min a day for 30 days. She talked about some struggles people may have when they first start but not to give up. The devil will try to attack, he doesn't like us to get into the word. The word is the truth and the truth will set us free. That's the last thing the devil wants for us. Joyce said we will probably notice a lot of little distractions during this 30 min. I was wondering if anyone else was doin... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:55:51 EST 2014 CHAT 2013 has been a year for me and I see that I was my woman in the mirror. I have learned to recognize the many faces of Sweetlips and realized there are some I just don't like and had to let go. All those mask were not doing me any good. So, I end 2013 maskless and looking to keep the off in 2014 as I grow stronger. How about you? Sat, 28 Dec 2013 19:22:04 EST Hi everyone I am excited to find this team. I watch JM daily and find her down to earth approach very inspirational. It's great to find like minded people here for support. Glad to be here with you:-) Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:44:26 EST Holiday Thoughts It's important to remember that not everyone is surrounded by large wonderful families. Some of us have problems during the holidays and sometimes are overcome with great sadness when we remember the loved ones who are not with us. And, many people have no one to spend these times with and are besieged by loneliness. We all need caring thoughts and loving prayer right now. <BR> <BR> As you go through your the holiday period, please give a moment of support to all those who have family probl... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:12:13 EST Need advice I grew up in a religious family. But I never had a relationship with God. Because of my parents I had a real problem with religion. We went to church and as we left my mother would start belittling everyone, critisising other peoples hair and clothes etc. Their behaviour never reflected their christianity they flaunted in everyones faces. They still do it today. When we visit they will preach and quote bible verses and out of the same mouth hatred etc. will flow. In any case, that caus... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 05:47:20 EST Hello Again Hi everyone. I was here for a brief stint awhile back under a different name.I had been at SP for a year or so prior to that. I took some time off as I had lost a couple of people I love back in December, so needed some time to heal and regroup. I have been back for a little while and am now trying to go back and find some of the teams and friends I lost track of. To refresh memories, my name is Patti and I am long time married to teen sweetheart and have two grown children. I hail from North... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 21:09:28 EST out of town July 15-20, will check out when I come back. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:06:58 EST LETTING GO Good Day, <BR> <BR> Today's sermon prompted this new thread - the act of letting go. There is so much going on each and every day of everyone of our lives, in our communities, in this world, and it can grieve us immensely. Think on this, if somehow, we would trust God, the Lord almighty, who promises to take care of each and everything aspect of our lives, how about we try to let go. <BR> <BR> This thread, is for two reasons, our active admission of letting go of anything that is not po... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:42:07 EST do ya want too ??? RSVP I asked another one of my groups, and I got one person interested. Would you guys be interested in studying Joyce Meyer's new book with me,Making Good Habits, Breaking Old Habits. Basically , we would read a chapter and have questions and discussion. I read it, and now am going back to study it. <BR> <BR> The only reason I recommended purchasing the book in paper or electric device... is I probably can't quote enough for everyone o get the full impact because of copyright. <em>304</em> ... Sat, 18 May 2013 17:56:05 EST Received my book I got the new book she just wrote on habits.Prior to that I heard a teaching based on this online, and her live Question thing based on the book. Amazon also have the 1st chapter sample to read. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else reading it, or have read it? <BR> <BR> I hoping to get a few to do this book, that need some help getting back on track , that I now. <em>345</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 16:00:54 EST check this out everybody, so good! <link><BR>mand.aspx </link> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 17:56:45 EST we can do this/ easy and pays off <link><BR>an-make-your-brain-younger-study-says-<BR>yes/ </link> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 13:38:59 EST SHARE YOUR DAILY CHAPTER/ VERSE(S) BIBLE READING The Lord is My Provider: <BR> The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in it's season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations but you shall not borrow. Deuteronomy 28:12 Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:37:26 EST Something to make you laugh SOMETHING TO MAKE YOU LAUGH. (STAY YOUNG) <BR> <BR> A man on a train got pretty chummy with the passengers. He said to a group__"I can tell you fellows what you are__" <BR> He said to one__"You're a blacksmith." <BR> "Yes" <BR> To another he said "You're a lawyer" <BR> "Yes" <BR> He looked at at a little dried up, weazened man and said, "You're a preacher." <BR> "No, I'm not" said the man, "I've just been sick three weeks." <BR> By Rev. Leon Hill (book O' for the life of a preacher" Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:41:58 EST Opportunity <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work" <BR> T. Edison Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:07:35 EST Thankfulness " I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder" Gilbert Keith Chersteton <em>211</em> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:01:51 EST WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT Challenges and difficulties are a part of life and words of encouragement can often help you get out of your rut. It’s easy to tell someone to hang in there and to keep a positive outlook when they are going through tough times but when it happens to you, keeping your chin up isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Even so, it’s not impossible. There are a lot of things you can do to help you stand back up and move forward. Whether you’ve been dealt with a setback while working towards your goa... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 08:53:30 EST Just checking in Hello everybody! I have been busy but am thankful for this group. I had oral surgery so am feeling nauseous and lethargic. I hope everyone has a blessed day! Sun, 10 Feb 2013 10:09:04 EST WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ? 9:58 AM 2/4/2013 <BR> Good Morning all <BR> God is so good .. 2 Things hes talking to me about today .. you know the Song where he leads I will follow .. when we used to sing it don't hear it much today .. <BR> BUT I used to think do I mean this .. he talks about taking up his Cross and following him .. think,,, all the men who just dropped all they did to follow him <BR> why do you think that was .. I can only imagine God radiated out of him .. He was anointed from Birth but Gods Spirit was ... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:57:54 EST Lets Pray everyday ! 8:10 AM 2/4/2013 <BR> Whoo hoo good Morning God .. <BR> I ask myself why are we still here .. But is ok you have a plan we will walk it out .. Father today not our will but yours .. not our ways but your ways .. we lay our will <BR> at your feet and say Father if anything be in us that is not of you we don't want it .. it has to go and now .. in your dear sons name Jesus go .. Father we know Jesus is in <BR> us according to the word .. but we also know we are a 3 fold body so neat just like y... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:03:34 EST DO YOU HAVE YOUR ARMOR ON ? 5:10 AM 2/2/2013 <BR> Hi all <BR> Wow I have been so busy attending a online Divine Healing Course that my Preacher is teaching .. I am not sure how much I will get to listen to today as we are having company .. <BR> Is a good thing .. My Granddaughter is coming and it will be a awesome time .. well God is directing me to your Armor today .. <BR> <BR> Ephesians 6: 10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. <BR> 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:34:44 EST WELCOME TO COME ITS FREE DIVINE HEALING CLASSES <link><BR>ministries </link> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:32:12 EST Jackie from NH Hi, <BR> My name is Jackie, and I am ready for a new spiritual challenge. I need to grow! I blog regularly about the Lord, nature and my family. <BR><BR>_journal.asp?id=JSTETSER Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:49:32 EST Hi Hi from the south east corner of England. <BR> <BR> Anyone recommend a book that deals with overcoming self sabotage? And negative self image? These are areas I struggle with. <BR> <BR> I aalso struggle with a positive concept of God as I was absued as a child and adult - and some of these used Christ to add a twist to the absue. <BR> <BR> If all books are recomended which is your favourite and wherere would you start? <BR> <BR> I have read a few of Joyce's books but am open to suggestion... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:31:29 EST Hello from NH Hi inspired and Challenged, <BR> I am looking for new inspiration and a spiritual challenge. I think I'll find it here. Today's blog tells you a bit about who I am. <BR><BR>_journal.asp?id=JSTETSER Sun, 27 Jan 2013 06:40:11 EST anybody like to be an accountability partner ? I was talking to my husband in the car, because I was considering resolutions or ways to improve or grow next year. <BR> <BR> In the summer, I was able to talk my sweet cousin into allowing me to check in once a week, and tell her what I had done or not done during the previous week . I had asked dozens of people previously, and they either ignored me, said no, or did it for a few weeks and fizzled out. <BR> <BR> Well my cousin is a professional coach. I don't have the to pay her , so basic... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:10:37 EST my friend sent this ' twa's 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 <BR> when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate. <BR> their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. <BR> they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. <BR> they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say. <BR> they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day. <BR> "where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. <BR> "this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:05:36 EST INTENTIONS FOR 2013 I have had a wonderful 2012 - not to say that it was all unicorn's and roses - it was a year of enlightenment. It was such a journey. I declared my intention that I wanted to be healthy and in my mind, I was only talking about weight. However, life and the universe had me on a journey to heal, my mind, soul and heart and such as it was, it for me yielded some wonderful fruit. So for 2013, what are your intentions and how do you plan to prepare. Thank you so much for sharing, as this shar... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:57:21 EST my new exercise I just started running several weeks ago. Today I did 3 bursts of running, 2 minutes each. The rest was walking in between for around 40 minutes. <BR> <BR> I'm trying o get i shape for my sis Pati who has lost big time ( on my blog ) <em>252</em> Mon, 5 Nov 2012 22:18:59 EST CHECK IN FROM THE STORM An e-mail was sent to you today as a request to check -in so we can assure one another that we are all okay or if we are not okay. Thank you <BR> <BR> We had some tree damage, lost light during the evening while sleeping, we are okay in Hugesville Md. One quadrant near our home is still out of electricity and that is about 1500 homes. My community is only 15 homes, so that got us back up pretty quick. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:43:29 EST First ever Blog// I was compelled to Share<BR>ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106195 Sat, 20 Oct 2012 21:30:28 EST Most of these ideas are good There is a few I'dd cross off the list. <BR> <BR><BR>rkouts/ <em>250</em> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 22:10:43 EST If this isn't Love I have had a very hard couple of days and God knew I needed this.. It was sent to me and those of you who have read about my Problems on my page.. You will understand.. <BR> <BR> "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28 <BR> Do you feel frustrated about the challenges you face in life? If so, have hope. God is your shelter, turn to Him. Not only will He give you peace but He also gave you everlasting life. Don't be afraid. :) God Bless you. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:41:43 EST Up Date on Gracie Thank You.. I got a call from my friend..She was taken to the hospital with symptoms with being dehydrated.. They said she should be home in a couple of days.. But Please I want to post this to the web site cause I want her to come home with a ton of mail letters and note.. Keep Praying Lots of Love in Our Lord Jesus Christ Jane Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:13:21 EST I Have a Quest I am going to place this information for someone to help out.. I have a friend who has a family member in MI and there is a little 10 old girl that has leukemia and wants cards from all over the world I will put the address on my page.. Please feel free to go there to get the address.. It is a challenge that I hope some of you follow.. It was so easy to make one It took me less than ten minutes on the computer..If you need an example write to me I will be happy to help,, Here is my personal a... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 19:09:17 EST I like this Thu, 11 Oct 2012 02:07:46 EST Watch the winds If we watch we can all weather the winds <BR> <BR> CAN YOU SLEEP WHEN THE WIND BLOWS? <BR> <BR> Years ago a farmer owned land along the Atlantic seacoast. He constantly advertised for hired hands. Most people were reluctant to work on farms along the Atlantic. They dreaded the awful storms that raged across the Atlantic, wreaking havoc on the buildings and crops. <BR> <BR> As the farmer interviewed applicants for the job, he received a steady stream of refusals. Finally, a shor... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:49:09 EST Goodie ! Gum Drops Joyce will be in my city this Thurs- Sat. <BR> <BR> I hope the girl who mentioned she was able to attend the annual womens convention will tell us about that. <em>236</em> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 14:57:54 EST Please Pray A very good friend of mine.. His mother fell and has broke her pelvis in three places.. Please Pray for this family.. He is taking care of his mother and he has a brother that can not be left alone..He has the mind of a 10yr old and he had to put him in a Nursing Facility.. Please Pray for the Narbut Family.. In Christ we Trust... Hold them up Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:32:50 EST Sing Today I thought that this was a good song for all to sing today....Enjoy today cause we are not given tomorrow.. So sing for this moment. <BR> <BR> <BR> Singing for the Lord <BR> Praise the Lord in joyful song, <BR> Praise Him, Praise Him all day long. <BR> But what of me, I cannot sing; <BR> I have no melody to bring? <BR> Then read again, oh joy of joys, <BR> The Lord said, "Make a joyful noise." <BR> Sat, 6 Oct 2012 14:01:12 EST Rejoice Here was my verse of today... I get something each day to read and this was a Great one.. I hope you enjoy it to.. <BR> <BR> <BR> "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice." - Philippians 4:4 <BR> <BR> ! The verse above is simple advice, isn't it? Sometimes it's hard to follow, but we all need to realize that God is good and our lives are a gift. Don't waste them by worrying or thinking about what you don't have. Be thankful for life and rejoice in the Lord! God Bless - <BR> ... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 12:30:59 EST Challenge I got this message and it has got me through the day <BR> <BR> <BR> "You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness" - Psalm 30:11 <BR> <BR> Have you ever felt sad and desperate? We all go through rough patches in life, but one thing we need to keep in mind is that God will turn our mourning into dancing and our tears into joyful song. It may take faith and patience, but it will happen. Don't despair, He is there for you. Always Mon, 1 Oct 2012 18:21:38 EST Be Happy "Just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep." - John 10:15 <BR> <BR> Have faith and be happy! Jesus, our Savior, laid down His life to wash away all of our sins. No matter what is going on in your life, remember that you have a Savior who loved you so much that He died for you. Just so you could have eternal life - hallelujah Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:58:24 EST Praise The Lord Here was my Uplifting word from my mail today I enjoyed being reminded of this over and over.. <BR> <BR> <BR> "I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh." - John 6:51 <BR> <BR> Jesus's words here are so touching. He already knows that He will save us from our sins - and He will do so by sacrificing Himself. Take time now to thank God for such a wonderful gift. Je... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:38:38 EST I found this I thought that it had some good meat that we all can enjoy... <BR> <BR> I Am a Christian <BR> When I say ... "I am a Christian" <BR> I'm not shouting, "I'm saved" <BR> I'm whispering, "I get lost!" <BR> "That is why I chose this way" <BR> <BR> When I say ... "I am a Christian" <BR> I don't speak of this with pride <BR> I'm confessing that I stumble, <BR> and need someone to be my guide <BR> <BR> When I say ... "I am a Christian" <BR> I'm not trying to be strong, <BR> I'm professing that I'... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:37:40 EST I just started going through I am using the devotional Love Out Loud. This was written last year by Joyce. It's very good. I like they give ya a question or little assignment how to practice the principle. <em>100</em> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 12:33:56 EST I Had to share this We can always learn from this <BR> <BR> <BR> Noah's Ark Wisdom <BR> Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark: <BR> <BR> - Don't miss the boat. <BR> <BR> - Remember that we are all in the same boat. <BR> <BR> - Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark. <BR> <BR> - Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big. <BR> <BR> - Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done. <BR> <BR> - Build your future o... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 16:13:37 EST I Need Prayer It is just a mess around here.. My Uncle lost the battle and has went home to be with our Lord.I had to make a ton of calls for them to the family down South and now it is so crazy there with all of them in disarray..My Aunt is not well at this time and it is really hard on her.. I want to thank all of you that have Prayed now I need you to Pray for the family.. In His Wonderful Grace and Love Jane Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:45:35 EST Crazy day ."The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18 <BR> <BR> If you have ever experienced a time in your life when you are sad and cannot be consoled, know that the Lord is thinking of you. He wants to heal you. He saves the crushed in spirit, so have hope brothers and sisters. :) I had this in my mail box today..I know I needed it cause of the way things are going at this point.. I Pray you all have a Wonderful evening Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:53:06 EST Can you believe this??? ( a blessing ) Since this group discusses Joyce and her wonderful inspirational teaching.... <BR> <BR> I just received a phone all from their office. First they said thanks for supporting them all these years. BTW- I only contribute a small amount. Then they wanted to pray for me. I thought, I'm sure I ca think of something... I asked for prayer for our adult son who isn't presently walking with the Lord ( he did from 4-17 ). They started out saying whatever came to mind, and tried to cover all the basis. ... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:10:39 EST Wonderful Gift "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might." - Deuteronomy 6:5 <BR> <BR> Love is a powerful emotion. We are extremely lucky that God let us have such a wonderful gift. So, you should love your family and friends, but it's even more important for you to love God, your Father, with all of your might. He loves you, so it shouldn't be hard to love him back. :) Praise the Lord! I wanted to share this with everyone..I had this come to me ... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:02:00 EST Don't get wrapped up in things <BR> <BR> "It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." - Deuteronomy 31:8 <BR> <BR> If you get wrapped up in the materialistic aspects of this world, sometimes you can forget about your Father. He who created you, protects you and will go before you always. Try to keep your eyes on the Lord, because He always has His eyes on you. :) God Bless you <BR> I get thoughts and scripture in my box every day.. This is... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:33:51 EST let's see if I can share this good aticle<BR>en-im-not-hungry/ Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:24:40 EST Gods Poem Jesus is My Wish For You <BR> This is a beautiful short poem for anyone you feel needs to find Jesus. The words are so true. <BR> <BR> My wish for you is Jesus, <BR> He's all you need today, <BR> The Mighty God, Prince of Peace, <BR> The Light, the Truth, the Way, <BR> I found this and may it bless your heart <BR> He's with you in times of good, <BR> He'll be with you when they are bad, <BR> Laugh with you on happy days, <BR> Beside you when you're sad, <BR> <BR> So look to Him from... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:28:22 EST Always put on your Armor of Christ "Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness." - 1 John 2:9 <BR> <BR> A lot of non-Christians look at us as if we're all a bunch of hypocrites. And that is the case for many Christians and people in general, which is why the Bible states that he who says he is in the light but shows still in the darkness. We have to truly live as Jesus would want us to and be a great example for Him. Enjoy your day and God bless! <BR> I got this note and wanted to sha... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:03:44 EST Something to laugh about.. Children say the funniest things..I just wanted to share this with everyone today.. We all need to laugh a little and this is mine for today. <BR> <BR> <BR> What the Bible Means <BR> A father was approached by his small son, who told him proudly, "I know what the Bible means!" <BR> <BR> His father smiled and replied, "What do you mean, you 'know' what the Bible means?" <BR> <BR> The son replied, "I do know!" <BR> <BR> "Okay," said his father. "So, Son, what does the Bible mean?" <BR> <B... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 10:41:32 EST Calling all Christians I need a little help with all my Christian Friends.. She is down She feels defeated and can use all the mail from us as she can get... Her Nephew passed away ..Her brother found out he has cancer and she is not able to be with family due to not having transportation for her and her wheelchair... She loves the Lord but is really down.. Please give her a shout with a verse or words of wisdom.. lets help her out Please help my friend out..I know I can count on my Sisters and Brothers In Christ..... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 12:46:57 EST We are just plainly Blessed <BR> You Are Blessed <BR> If you own just one Bible ... you are abundantly blessed. 1/3 of all the world does not have access to one. <BR> <BR> If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. <BR> <BR> If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 500 million people in the world. <BR> <BR> If you can... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 12:09:03 EST He Loves us <BR> "We love because He first loved us." - 1 John 4:19 <BR> <BR> One of the most precious gifts God gave us is the ability to love. That one feeling gives us purpose in our lives, holds families together and helps us stay on a Christian path. Remember to say "Thank you, God!" for loving us and giving us love. God Bless you! Sat, 1 Sep 2012 19:18:46 EST Hello I just became a member last night and have not had the time to write..I was in such a hurry I had to put a post about my Uncle.. So thanks to all of you have responded... I live in NJ and I am a transplant from Alabama.. I am a retired Pre-K Teacher... and I am a big fan of Joyce Meyers... Our family still needs the Prayers.. and when I get an update I will put it down.. Thanks again for all of you that have responded.. In His Matchless Name Jane Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:35:57 EST We need Prayer I need as many of you as possible to take a second and please Pray for my Uncle James Moore.. He is now at the final stage and is passing from this old body to a new one.. He has seven kids and there is such diorder among and my poor Aunt is in need of Prayer... Things just need to be bathed in Prayer.. I want to thank everyone for helping me with this request In Christ Name Jane Gibe Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:17:28 EST guess what?/ kinda exciting Joyce is coming to my city Oct 11-13. It's been at least six years, maybe more. <em>244</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 01:38:34 EST Love Life Women's Conference Anyone else going to this next month?? This will be my first time, and I'm really excited! I'm going with a friend who has been before. Her husband is being very gracious and footing most of the bill (hotel and train to St. Louis from Kalamazoo + registration). <BR> <BR> Has anyone else been to one of them before? Tue, 21 Aug 2012 08:13:09 EST When is your birthday? I will start: <BR> <BR> October 29 Sun, 12 Aug 2012 07:59:48 EST Having Church at Home I have had a very heavy cold over the last few days. Today is Sunday and I am still under the weather so I can't go to church. I am so sorry to miss but this is a good thing as I know that I am in the church where God wants me to be - otherwise I wouldn't be sorry to miss. <BR> <BR> There is lots of ministry on the satellite feed here in Bermuda so will content myself with this. But had to remind myself that God is with me wherever I am - although it's His will for us to fellowship toge... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 07:38:38 EST Friendly chat room open I notice you didn't have a chat room so I hope you don't mind. <BR> I just woke up and cleaned up a bit. My youngest daughter and her husband and kids are here in my one bedroom apt. It looks like a pig stie. Before they showed up it was clean and I cleaned my apt once a week and also did the laundry once or every two weeks. I can't wait for them to move out so I can get my place back in order again. <BR> Darlene Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:47:50 EST Did you drink your 8 glassses of water today. Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist! <BR> Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body: <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:37:39 EST First Two Weeks and Goal in Sight. I can see the weight challenge will be easy to acheive, the fitness challenge will be harder. Sat, 7 Jul 2012 22:34:09 EST Hola! I am new to this group. I'm a single working mother to a 13 yr old boy who is the light of my life. I have about 100 lbs to lose. I am a "liberal" Christian who is a huge fan of Joyce Meyer. I love that she is a practical teacher of biblical principles such as with Battlefield of the Mind and Beauty for Ashes. In fact I am currently listening to her audiobook "Do Yourself a Favor : Forgive". I am looking forward to being a part of this group! Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:21:27 EST A couple of ideas I am not sure if this is the place to post this, but I have a couple of ideas that might be fun and help us get to know each each other and grow in Christ. Since I am new here, if someone has already suggested/is doing this please let me know. I was wondering if <BR> 1. Anyone might like to read one of Joyce's books as a group and comment/discuss it <BR> 2. Anyone would be interested in pairing up as prayer partners <BR> Thanks! <BR> In His Love, <BR> Leila Sat, 9 Jun 2012 02:49:01 EST a great link to check out <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi, I found this website several months ago. I started downloading their podcast on my i-pod, in which Brian reads a proverb a day. <BR> <BR> He is an excellent reader. it isn't monotone like many of the CD's and such out there. He is so expressive and passionate about God's word. I don't always like every one of the translations, but it is inspiring this way, because if there is a version that is hard to grasp, it is helpful. One can also hear it... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 16:38:26 EST Battle Field Of the Mind I just started reading it. Is anyone out there reading it or has read it? Mon, 4 Jun 2012 01:21:06 EST HI I AM NEW TO THIS TEAM PLEASE CALL ME KATHY <BR> <BR> I HAVE WATCH JOYCE MYERS FOR YEARS <BR> I FEEL THIS WAS NO ACCIDENT . IN FINDING THIS TEAM <em>244</em> Thu, 3 May 2012 14:58:30 EST Cinnamon and honey Cinnamon and Honey <BR> Whoever thought? Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. What it will do is what some call 'turning to sugar'. In reality, honey is always honey. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will "crystallize". When this happens loosen the lid, boil some water and sit the honey container in the hot water, but turn off the heat and let it liquefy naturally. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil honey or put it in a microwav... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 10:47:13 EST Chair zumba Thanks for the link to do the chair zumba, I am going to have to try it. It looks fun and easy to remember the motions:) Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:50:16 EST Hi Everyone I'm New !!! Hello Everyone, My name is Chaunda .. Just stopped by to introduce myself to the group. Feel free to stop by my page and say hello.. I'm looking for friends and support ... Thanks God Bless ! Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:15:10 EST I heard this on AIR 1 today I don't know if I'll get the quote exactly but it almost made me stop in my tracks. <BR> <BR> This is a christian radio station. 88.9 ( and perhaps it has repeater stations, not sure ). <BR> <BR> They said, that tomorrow is the most important day in the universe, that death DIED, because of Jesus gift. That is an interesting way of considering what a big deal it is. <BR> <BR> I got to talk with the lady that sells flowers in the neighborhood. it was a blessing. She shared with me some trou... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 00:57:01 EST SPRING RENEWAL WEIGH-IN and OTHER HEALTH RELATIONS Well the trusty weigh-in thread. This is a place if you choose to record your weight. It is non-pressure situation. It is also to discuss health related topics. If you read my blog, you will find that I had a blood sugar crisis this past weekend and that is my goal to get that in control. feel free to share. I don't judge, nor will I allow if it is under my control to have another judge either. I do support prayer!! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:30:30 EST Spring Renewal Recipes Here are few recipes that I will be enjoying during the Spring Renewal. I did not do the calorie count, and if anyone would care to, it would be most appreciated. Please feel free to add to this. I hope to stick to low fat, and low sugar as those are the things that kick in addictions. <BR> <BR> Breakfast Ideas <BR> <BR> Super Smooth Breakfast Shake Several handfuls of spinach 2 frozen bananas 2 oranges, peeled (or 1 cup fresh orange juice) 2 tablespoons hemp seeds water to desired consi... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:22:38 EST Please Post Your Goals for the Next 8 weeks How do you eat an elephant - one bite at a time. That is how I want you to look at this Renewal period - Small, Measurable, Doable goals for 8 weeks. <BR> <BR> I will start for all: <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Daily Prayer and Meditation <BR> <em>26</em> Follow my hour exercise program on DVD <BR> <em>26</em> Eat and drink my freggies (fruit and veggies) <BR> <em>26</em> Blog daily for accountability - even if it is just listing what I did. <BR> <em>26</em> No complaining <BR> <... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:52:10 EST WHAT IS SPRING RENEWAL Focal Scripture for this Renewal: Psalm 139 <BR> <BR> Spring Renewal is your special time to see you in a special way. We all have habits that we've adopted to our daily lives. Some are health giving and others are health compromising. This challenge is an ideal opportunity to evaluate and fine tune our personal habits in a way that will have lasting impact on our weight, health and well being. <BR> <BR> Look at your patterns/habits....list the pros and cons: <BR> <BR> - Eating. When do... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:46:52 EST Thank you! Thanks you everyone who sent me wonderful birthday wishes! Sat, 31 Mar 2012 15:28:40 EST Hi My name is Kathy and I just found this group. I decided to join as I do like Joyce Meyer and enjoy her books. I have also seen her in person. I use her books Eat & Stay Thin and Look Great Feel Great as motivational books to help me loose the weight I need to. I also use others, plus of course The Word of God-Bible. "I can do ALL things through Him". <BR> I am single, 51 and love the Lord. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 16:01:11 EST Feeling all over the place....but still hopeful <em>40</em> <BR> Hi all, im new to spark people and so happy i've joined its always been so hard for me to stick to anything for very long. But this time i must I went for a physical a few wks ago and found out i was prediabetic. I have lost about 10-12 pds so far. And im grateful beleive me and hopeful to continue. I feel its different now because i am reaching out to people for help , using God more in my life with relying on him. And in a strange way i dont know if you all can relate but... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 11:22:35 EST Did you drink your 8 glasses of water today. This is essential to weight loss and also for cleansing of the body. <BR> Irene Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:10:10 EST Today, my heart finds joy in . . . One of my favorite bible passages comes from the Apostle Paul, “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thes 5:16-18 <BR> <BR> Joy is also a fruit of the Spirit: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." (Galatians 5:22-23) I also like the clarification we get through the amplified bible that Joyce Meyer regularly uses, “But... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 12:59:00 EST the truth? (sorry if this is so long, but I honestly have no one else to talk to about this, nobody has to read it, but believe me when I say I honestly have no one else in my life to share this with) <BR> <BR> <BR> So I just figured out something about myself today. Something I feel that has been bothering me for probably almost my entire life and I never knew how to put words on it until now. One of the reasons I want to lose weight so much is because I felt like if I do this problem would just go a... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:37:40 EST need some support I had a very rough week. I realized that I didnt eat as good as I should have but I was shocked to see that I gained back all 6 pounds I lost last week. It felt like a sick joke, because in no way did I think I actually blew it. I feel like everytime I get happy or excited it never lasts. I really want God to help me but I feel like if I forget to pray I pay for it big time. I'm really trying hard to start new habits this year, like praying more often and losing weight, its just I'm not doing... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 04:25:27 EST Thank Your Team Leader Today! Dear Sweetlips, <BR> Thank you so very much for all your wonderfully thoughtful, Christ filled posts, emails, encouraging words, and everything else you do. Thank you for being our team leader and faithfully serving the Lord. I am so thankful that the Lord has lead me here and that He has given me you to be a team leader! You are doing a fabulous job!!! Thank you! <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 01:17:04 EST Reading & joyce books I have read her book "The Power of Simple Prayer" teaching you how to pray which was really helpful and good, and I'm trying to read 2 other books of hers. I got "Look Good, Feel Good" which gives you small steps you can take to lose weight and get healthier, and also Battlefield of the Mind. And I'm trying to read passages of the bible everyday too. I need to slow down a bit maybe but I do love reading. Has anyone else read any books by her? Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:51:50 EST A New Year... A New Sparkie... :) Hey Sparkies! My name is Kimberley. I'm Canadian. I am tired of being overweight. 2012 is the year that I get healthy .. no more excuses! I just hope now I have what it takes to get me to where I would like to be. (sigh!) <BR> <BR> Anyhow! Enough about me. ;) Time to join the party & have some fun. :) Thu, 12 Jan 2012 02:04:54 EST What has Joyce motivated you to do recently? Joyce often says we need to study the Bible for ourselves, not just read it or listen to Joyce. So today I read the book of James and tomorrow I am going to start studying it. <BR> <BR> What has Joyce motivated you to do recently? <BR> <BR> <em>271</em> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 06:40:52 EST Today I am proud of myself for... Fill in the blank. <BR> <BR> Today I am proud of myself for__________________________________ <BR> <BR> Waking up and going stright into devotions. And also doing my exercise. I am quite happy. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:05:08 EST Hello Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm not new to Sparks or to this team, but I had to start over someplace and so ~ here I am ~ again. Last I was here was back in July. That seems like ages ago... <BR> <BR> Anyway, If you were here when I was here before... I'm Monicat. I still have that old spark page but I don't visit it. I started a new page because I needed a fresh start. <BR> <BR> I hope to meet some new people and reconnect with some of my old friends, too. I'm sure we will be able to ... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 22:09:06 EST I'm new to Sparks and to this group Hello Everyone! <BR> I'm new to Sparks and love what I've found so far. I am age 54 with 3 teen kids with special needs kids - aspergers/autism, reactive attachment disorder, learning disabilities. Two are adopted. All are awesome kids but often very challenging. I homeschool two of them and help hubby with business. I have been a chronic stress eater and have packed on 60 extra pounds that way. But, enough is enough! I am so tired of not fiting in my clothes and not being able to bend o... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:11:15 EST WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT Team, <BR> <BR> This begins the time of the year, where loneliness sets in for many people, even those who have family around them; It is a time for some where there is more suicides, hospital admittance, depression, missing loved ones and fears become abound. As often as you can, stop by this thread and leave a prayer or a request. If I can get a few folks to stop by here and offer comfort, it will be appreciated. <BR> <BR> If there is any team member in my area and don't want to be alo... Sat, 19 Nov 2011 07:11:22 EST I'm here Hey there everyone, <BR> Just wanted to stop by and say "Nice to meet you all" I have been around for about a week officially now even though I started my diet on October 11/11. I am amazed at the amount of information and fellowship that is offered here. I believe this will help me enormously. Thanks to everybody that is involved in bringing all there wonderful resources to the web. <BR> Jeannied2000 Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:08:27 EST Starting something new Life has taken a major turn the last few months and now I find myself working from home with two kids to raise. I know that God has a plan for me and that I need to make some major changes in myself. Looking for some support and motivation and few good friends. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 12:17:24 EST Need help with proper "gym protocol" After the fact, it is comical - at the time, I must say it was quite annoying. I use public transportation as it is very convenient for me. I take 3 buses to get to work. I work 4p - 8a shift.(16 hours). I got up yesterday at 9am; left the house by noon, took 2 buses to get to the gym. Hadn't been in several months; starting anew. There were only 2 women in the gym by the time I got there. Got on a treadmill and within minutes, a women got on the machine next to me. She was NOT wearing s... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:13:46 EST Hi! Hey! Hello! Howdy! Hi! I'm excited to head full force into SP! I hope to make many friends and develop a good support team. Sat, 15 Oct 2011 16:44:13 EST Hi Everyone My name is Renee', I just joined. I am looking to lose weight and become healthier. I have struggled in the past trying to acheive these goals but have failed. I had really given up but realized that I have a lot to live for and need to become healthier. I am glad I found SP, it looks like a great place to find encouragement from people that has had the same problems. Looking forward to meeting everyone and becoming a better me. <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Oct 2011 07:52:18 EST I love Jesus I love listening to Joyce Meyer. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 21:39:32 EST Make someone feel good Say something nice about someone on your team each day. A different one each day. <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:15:00 EST