SparkPeople Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness and Pain Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=29269 Do you have a chronic illness/pain? We're a team of Christian women who understands. A place to share your pain, feelings, victories, defeats, praises, etc., while putting God first in all we do! SparkPeople Christian Women Dealing w/ Chronic Illness and Pain Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=29269 This is how I deal with my illness & pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x72611176 How are you dealing with y our illness &amp; pain? What helps? What makes it worse? <BR> <BR> I am putting a topical gel on my lower back. The chiro dr said the nerves that control my lower legs are in my back. It does seem to help. Sat, 9 Nov 2019 17:33:14 EST Daily Life and Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x72386786 Well my life is definitely gotten smaller , especially in the last 6 months but I have had chronic pain since age 4. I have to frequently lie down on a heating pad, to keep lower back pain manageable. When I am up, I am limited on what I can do. I have a whole host of medical issues but my back and rheumatoid arthritis is what primarily keeps me in pain(except recent surgery where I now am dealing with temporary pain from breast cancer surgery). I am recommitting to Spark as the inactivity h... Wed, 2 Oct 2019 18:53:49 EST My daily life & pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x72368640 HOW IS YOUR ILLNESS &amp; PAIN AFFECTING YOUR DAILY LIFE? Seems like i am always wondering if my body will be able to handle anything other than the norm. My norm is getting out of bed &amp; staying in loungewear on most days. Sun, 29 Sep 2019 19:27:25 EST Determined to do better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x69243403 I am determined to get my fluid intake under control. I know the weather is hot now, so I will have to watch myself. <BR> <BR> I need to control my fluid intake because I am on dialysis, in case you are wondering. <BR> <BR> I also need to watch what I eat and exercise regularly. Even though the weather is so hot, I will just have to exercise indoors. <BR> <BR> The weather was nice yesterday evening though. I had a nice, long walk and chatted with my neighbor. Sat, 16 Jun 2018 02:23:31 EST heat advisory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x66896301 We had a heat advisory in central Texas last week, with temperatures in the mid 90's and very high humidity. We had a cold front yesterday, so our high today will be close to 80. We're thankful that we have had regular showers to keep the lawns watered. <BR> Have a Happy Memorial Day! Mon, 29 May 2017 19:06:55 EST pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x66604883 Please pray that the shot I get for sciatica and nerve pain will work, and I won't have to have back surgery. Pray that I can do what I need to do without excruciating pain. Thanks. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:49:19 EST Urgent: Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x66558082 The nursing home is having an outbreak of flu. One 65 year old resident has died &amp; a bunch more are sick. The residents are confined to their rooms &amp; all activities are cancelled until further notice. Please pray for residents &amp; staff, especially Dori. She has no family &amp; I am told she is ill. Tue, 4 Apr 2017 14:08:58 EST Exercise & Water Therapy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x65491377 This months Arthritis Today magazine said the exercise &amp; non drug therapy should be first line of defense for fibromyagia. Have any of you had an experience or thoughts on this? Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:18:51 EST Happy 4th of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x64690147 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dcbaa0be-3d3b-4f9c-85d6-9ce511f03ff7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This kind of says it all Sun, 3 Jul 2016 20:39:01 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x64411876 I am just coming down from a three week depression and am trying to find a way to deal with my many issues as a Christian. I just got done reading the book Honestly by Sheila Walsh. It helped a lot. I was online trying to find more books and saw this site. I am 42 years old and deal with chronic pain, brain injury, spinal injury, depression, anxiety and recently stomach problems. I take 22 pills a day on a good day. I see my husband and and 19 year old daughter going forward in life as I am g... Tue, 24 May 2016 14:11:43 EST Prayer for Love and Peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x63281891 My daughter Tiffany and 3 and 4 year old granddaughters are chronically sick; Tiffany already has asthma, the girls need inhalers each time they're sick. Tiffany and her husband Mark and his parents continue to load them up with sugar (which further compromises their immune systems). Now the girls are sick again and being allowed free access to their newborn baby brother. This is distressing me. My daughter knows how sugar affects her (it's been that way since she was born), but I think she d... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:53:07 EST MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x60271136 Hello and God Bless! I have been missing in action for a long time. It is nice to be back. I look forward to being active and for making healthier choices. Have a blessed day! Fri, 9 Jan 2015 11:48:38 EST New,discouraged and overwhelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x59946586 hi ladies. This is the first time I have posted. I signed up with sparks people a few weeks ago but can't seem to get the hang of the website. I was recently diagnosed a diabetic and trying to set up the diet to track. It is so confusing. It there a tutorial on the website somewhere? I have 100 lbs extra weight I'm carrying around for close to 35 years I have to get this off. I really need the encouragement to get going and keep going. That's why I joined this group. I also have had Fibromyal... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 19:50:08 EST The Bible * Z ~ A (persons, places, things, etc) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x59693477 ZEAL Fri, 7 Nov 2014 13:25:41 EST Kindle DL - The Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x59029314 There's a book our church is doing in its small groups for Bible study. I purchased it yesterday and it was only $4 for the Kindle DL. It's called The Story. Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/Story-NIV-Bible-Conti<BR>nuing-People-ebook/dp/B004OR18FG/ref=t<BR>mm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid= </link> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:57:51 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x57232684 Hi there! I am April and I currently live in Colorado. I struggle with fibromyalgia. I need to lose 100 pounds and have been inspired by the book, Made to Crave. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 14:52:16 EST Who Really Struggles the Most? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x56764828 I read a status message online the other day that said "“God only puts us through as much as we can handle, so the people who struggle the most have been chosen to be the strongest ones.” Do you ever wonder who struggles the most? Did you get chosen to be one of the strong ones? Here's my thoughts about this. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>02/who-really-suffers-most.html </link> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:24:00 EST Breaking the Window on Abuse & Mental Illness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x56711680 I've just launched a new website called 'Breaking the Window' - It's about helping to break stigma against mental illness and abuse; one window at a time. Stigma hurts! Every Time! <BR> <BR> The mission statement is: <BR> <BR> It is the mission of Breaking the Window to reach out to people in all areas of life to help, empower, inspire, and educate them in an effort to help break the stigma in the world surrounding Domestic Violence and Mental Health issues; and to help those suffering to b... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 18:15:07 EST How Do You Pay Other's Back? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x56675066 Remember those times when someone embarrassed you, made you angry, frustrated you, or caused road rage in you? Ever stop to wonder if this is how God wants you to react? Here's my latest blog post, and something you really need to consider when dealing with other people. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>02/how-do-you-pay-others-back.html </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 18:25:45 EST Do You Use Holy Emotions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x56594376 NEW BLOG POST: Recently in an online forum that I take part in, a lady asked “What are holy emotions?”. It got me thinking. After some research this is what I came up with... <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/do-you-use-holy-emotions.html </link> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:13:31 EST Did You Hear the Latest News?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x56511521 Gossip! It’s wrong. It hurts people. God said not to do it. But, it’s SO much fun to do! Resisting it, for a lot of people, means a big spiritual struggle inside. Some, even manage to justify it. Here's a struggle that I had recently. I wanted to respond to a situation I observed. What to do? What do you do in situations like these? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/did-you-hear-latest-news.html </link> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:33:56 EST Free Beth Moore book downloads for Kindle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x56246519 If you enjoy Christian reading...Beth Moore is the way to go. She is giving away 16 FREE book downloads for Kindle! Here's the link!!! <BR> <BR> <link>echristianresources.com/2013/12/16-f<BR>ree-ebooks-from-beth-moore/ </link> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:06:18 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x56198550 Hello I just found this team while searching on SparkPeople. I am new to the message boards and having a learning curve experience! I will try to learn how this all works so I can be an active member of this group. <BR> <BR> I am a 51-year-old female, wife of 33 years, mom of two married adults and grandma to one adorable, precious adopted four-year-old. I worked in occupational therapy with mainly geriatric patients over the last 20 years and have recently become disabled due to several sur... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:45:55 EST NEW- VERY ROUGH TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x56185981 Hi: <BR> <BR> My name is Nancy. I am struggling with insomnia- sleep issues for 8 weeks now and bad anxiety, panic attacks, depression. I was recently hospitalized. I am still not on the right mix of medications. I have seen a sleep specialist weeks ago and he cannot do anything else for me. <BR> <BR> I can not drive currently and have no support.It is bad for me to have so much time alone to think. <BR> <BR> I have trouble concentrating and stopping all the worries going around in my head... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 18:04:21 EST No more singing in churches..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x54925374 Interesting article. Let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> <link>www.patheos.com/blogs/afewgrownmen/2<BR>013/05/why-men-have-stopped-singing-in<BR>-church/ </link> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:42:04 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x54349820 I'm new to this topic, I struggle with chronic pain. I'm struggling to lose weight. Its hard when you can't exercise except for daily routines. My right leg really hurts, ankle, knee and hip. So I can't exercise to really help with the weight. Which means I have to really cut the calories in order to lose. Of course cutting the calories severely lets me very hungry. I'm an emotional eater also, almost anything can cause me to escape with food. Right now a family situation is really st... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 06:43:58 EST How Do You Know if Inspiration is from God? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x54088405 My latest blog post: <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/07/how-<BR>do-you-know-if-inspiration-is-from.html </link> <BR> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:09:25 EST NEW Blog post: Writer's Block or Spiritual Block? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x54049230 I've been having trouble writing lately. What's the real issue? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/<BR>07/writers-block-or-spiritual-block.html </link> <BR> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:28:32 EST Need Prayers- going down-hill http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x53995007 I am NOT in good shape. A friend was supposed to drive me the 50 minutes to the new primary care doctor yesterday but she cancelled so I drove myself and another friend rode with me. I was really in NO SHAPE to drive. Made it there okay but was exhausted after leaving 2 hour visit with doctor and had to run errand and drive home. OMG I was woozy and exhausted and it was scary but Thank God made it okay. <BR> <BR> It will take me a few days to wrap my mind around all the info I discussed with... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 23:44:49 EST news http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x53887689 thanks for all the thoughts and prayers but my cousin died yesterday. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:46:36 EST praise God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x53762756 I have weighed in this morining I am now 245 started 280 than 260 It is God mighty hand. <BR> Happy fathers day to all. <BR> sad note I found out my cousin has 1-6 mo .to live prayer for his salvation and peace for the family Sun, 16 Jun 2013 09:55:51 EST chronic pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x53720997 Hi, <BR> My name is Desiree, I broke an ankle on Feb 28, 2006 and it changed my life forever. Doesn't sound like much huh? At the time I knew I hurt it, and my wrist but never did I imagine what God had in store for me! 7 months later I was still in pain, my doctor would not see me, (at least I broke my ankle at work), and I did not know what to do. I ended up at the Mayo clinic with a diagnosis that changed my life forever, I had Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, and because they had fou... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 23:18:21 EST chronic pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x53720955 Hi, <BR> My name is Desiree, I broke an ankle on Feb 28, 2006 and it changed my life forever. Doesn't sound like much huh? At the time I knew I hurt it, and my wrist but never did I imagine what God had in store for me! 7 months later I was still in pain, my doctor would not see me, (at least I broke my ankle at work), and I did not know what to do. I ended up at the Mayo clinic with a diagnosis that changed my life forever, I had Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, and because they had fou... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 23:15:05 EST praise God i didn't get hurt worse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x53701463 I am thanking God today because i fell sunday, I hit the conor of the table the only thing that is noticeable is a blck eye. i am not happy with the pain daily of my joints and the swelling of my foot but on the brighter side at least the foot is still there to hurt, and god is with me daily no one else is but he is. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:54:52 EST NEW BLOG: Passing of the Seasons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x53439968 Ever feel lost from God? Seasons change and they're not always painless. <BR> Here's what I'm going through right now. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/05/pass<BR>ing-of-seasons.html </link> Wed, 22 May 2013 15:27:19 EST NEW BLOG: Worshiping in Your Dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x52962943 Have you ever worshiped in your dreams? I don't mean have you dreamed you were worshiping, but worship in your dreams. Here's a recent experience that I had. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/04/wors<BR>hiping-in-your-dreams.html </link> <BR> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 12:48:43 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x52662095 I'm new to Sparkpeople and glad I found this team. I need to lose weight, but even more importantly, I need to learn to live a healthy lifestyle. I had a lung disease that God and a good Dr. brought into remission, but the Dr. said it's now up to me to see what quality of life I can have even with the damaged lungs. I believe that with Gods help I can live a very full life. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 16:38:08 EST Living in the Dead Zone (Part 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x52432522 If God gave you a button to push that would release you from the one thing that bothers you the most... would you do it? Here's my thoughts on that issue. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/03/livi<BR>ng-in-dead-zone-part-2.html </link> Thu, 7 Mar 2013 18:35:53 EST IF YOU ARE SHUT IN ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x52365987 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND CHURCH AND CANT GO FOR ANY REASON WE HAVE <BR> CHURCH ONLINE ON SUNDAY AT 10 AM CENTRAL ``YOU ARE WELCOME <BR> WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU .. <link> www.jglm.org/ </link> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 10:20:14 EST Living in the Dead Zone (Part 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x52346527 Ever get the feeling like life is just blah. I mean those times when nothings exciting, but it's not depressing either. It's just....blah. Here's what I learned recently while I was at the doctor's office. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/03/livi<BR>ng-in-dead-zone-part-1.html </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 21:18:39 EST Thou Shalt Not Kill: You’re Guilty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x52293867 My latest BLOG POST - How many commandments have you broken? Which ones are you SURE you haven't broken? You might need to rethink your strategy. Check out my latest blog post! <BR> <BR> Blog post: <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/02/thou<BR>-shalt-not-kill-youre-guilty.html </link> <BR> <BR> Also feel free to friend me on Facebook. <BR> <link>http://www.facebook.com/MsCarleyCoop<BR>er </link> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:31:29 EST Praying for the Ones You Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x52261288 I find it's easy for me to thank the heavenly father for all the blessings in my life; more difficult to ask him to bless those I love who don't know jesus! Looking for scripture to help guide me in my prayers, for a family member I dearly love and is currently looking at a '2nd degree murder' charge, due to a night of drinking and driving afterward.... Such a loss, he is a very young man without a mother or father to guide him, probably an alcoholic, but a very gently loving person who has... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:26:47 EST Lets Pray everyday ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x51991310 8:48 AM 2/5/2013 <BR> Good Morning God .. <BR> We so love you .. Thank you for loving us like you do .. Thank you for being there for us .. That we your beloved know who you are and know who we are that we can come to you <BR> with all our prayers and you hear us and you wipe away any tears in our eyes .. you give us such love God .. you sent your Son for us so we could have so many things <BR> Salvation .. a life with you .. oh wow .. you hold us in the palm of your hand .. ever watching aft... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 13:23:57 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x51932607 Hi All, <BR> I have been on SP off and on for about 2 years. I am now comitted to losing the weight. I know that I would feel better. I have Crohn's Disease and have chronic back pain due to a compression fracture in my back. I do not want to add Diabetes to my list of health problems. <BR> My son is getting married in August and I would really like to have lost alot of weight by then, <BR> i was tracking well and exercising and now i have been sick for a week...so I am discouraged at this se... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 17:31:46 EST HELP- Need Prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x51905067 Sorry, can't write much. I have chronic Lyme disease. HORRID pain , back , head, neck and all over- level 10 plus plus knee pain. Took vicodin and 2 Advil and pain is still not gone. <BR> <BR> going to see chiropractor tomorrow if possible. <BR> <BR> don't know how much more of these lyme symptoms I can take- feel awful. Pray for me. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Nancy Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:49:26 EST Ask and He will Deliver http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x51881821 Praise God....long story short: I have had chronic pain for 9 years, from a back injury that resulted in two surgeries (told i would need more), and metal rods. Recently an Evangelist Prophet spoke at our little church and while prophesying over the congregation he held my hand, he said that the lord knew the pain I was in and he was going to remove it, that I would feel heat in my back and the discs would expand and I would be healed! Well I felt the warmth right away, but being a little ske... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:20:56 EST What are your Life Changing Experiences http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x51846378 Sat night went to hear Bob Griffin, 7Flames Global Outreach. He was at our local church sharing his message....our little church, in our little town does not get visitors of this caliber, ever! What an experience it was to witness this prophetic evangelist; I came away with a feeling of true awe after hearing what miracles God had performed in 2012. We read of miracles in the bible, but I personally have difficulty relating those to our times today....Bob Griffin, shared many examples that... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 12:21:01 EST Christians Eating Their Own...GREAT Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x51817580 <BR> <link>www.christianitytoday.com/le/2012/de<BR>cember-online-only/going-to-hell-with-<BR>ted-haggard.html?start=1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> (FIRST PARAGRAPH OF ARTICLE.)I didn't plan to care about Ted Haggard. After all, I have access to Google and a Bible. I heard about what he did and knew it was wrong. I saw the clips from the news and the HBO documentary about his life after his fall. I honestly felt bad for him but figured it was his own undoing. When the topic came up with othe... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:08:59 EST NEW Blog: Can You Recognize a Blessing in Disguise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x51657856 NEW Blog post: Sometimes things aren't how they seem. Sometimes blessings come from the most unlikely paths. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/01/can-<BR>you-recognize-blessing-in-disguise.html </link> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:53:36 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x51645431 Hello, my name is Misty, I'm from Ohio. I came across SparkPeople by a facebook post by a friend so I wondered over to check the site out. I have been over weight most of my life never as much as I am now though. I stopped smoking 2 in half years ago my last cig. was May 31st at 10pm. I gained 65 pds on top of an over weight body already, dose not make for a good thing. I have for awhile blamed not smoking for the cont. weight gain. The truth of the matter is I enjoy eating, I love that... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:47:11 EST NEW Blog Post: What Do I Want to Crave? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x51572153 NEW Blog post: Are you craving what you should be craving? <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/01/what<BR>-do-i-want-to-crave.html </link> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:48:40 EST 13 Pounds in 13 Weeks in 2013 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x51387276 Here we go, let's get serious about losing this weight! No specific "Rules," just recommendations: <BR> <BR> 1. Track your food EVERY DAY! Use the Spark meal suggestions on the tracking page if necessary. <BR> 2. Drink & track water intake - minimum of 8 (8 oz.) glasses daily <BR> 3. Get moving! Do whatever your body allows you to do to increase your activity & help lose the weight <BR> 4. Journal successes, failures, recipes, eating plans, etc., that we all can use <BR> 5. Stay pos... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 18:45:23 EST NEW BLOG POST: 50 Things I Believe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x51070148 What you believe in says a lot about who you are. Have you ever stopped to seriously pay attention to what you believe in? <BR> <BR> Here's some things that life has taught me... <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2012/12/50-t<BR>hings-i-believe.html </link> Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:14:43 EST NEW Blog Post: The End of the World Project http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x50876845 You never know what they day will bring when you get up in the morning.... here's the day I had a few days ago. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2012/11/the-<BR>end-of-world-project.html </link> <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:23:00 EST Has anybody us nopalea for inflamation ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x50754106 I was given a bottle of nopalea to try for the inflamation in my eyes it's called iritis which is artharitis in the eyes. It cost 100 dollars amonth . I am losing my eyesight so at this point i am grasping at straws so to speak. Please give me feedback on this product if you have had any experience with it ! <em>211</em> Fri, 9 Nov 2012 07:46:04 EST NEW BLOG POST: Ghosts, Goblins, & Spirits; Oh My! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x50629177 Halloween. Is it really a big deal? Here are my thoughts. I invite you to read and share your thoughts in the comment section under the blog. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2012/<BR>10/ghosts-goblins-and-spirits-oh-my.html </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:52:32 EST NEW BLOG: The Book that Shocked the World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x50473935 It's a shocker, thriller, intrigue, action, drama, truth, parable, murder, and soooo much more. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2012/10/the-<BR>book-that-shocked-nations.html </link> <BR> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 15:16:58 EST My Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x50288514 Hi my name is Lori. I started this program a few months back but didn't do it seriously. I cannot do all the things now but am trying. I just had back surgery on July 25th and then I got a staf infection in my back and I am homebound because I have to have IV infusions every 8 hours. I also have bipolar but I know God is going to heal me. Sun, 7 Oct 2012 21:34:31 EST hi, new and scared http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x49757967 hi, my name is diane i'm 23 years old i live in saskatchewan canada. i have multiple chronic challenges witch is what i like to call my illnesses and pain. i'm a bit scared that my challenges with get in the way of my relationship with the lord and of my weight lose goals. any thoughts or way of how to not let my challenges interfere with the above would be greatly welcomed Mon, 3 Sep 2012 22:42:03 EST NEW BLOG: How to put Organization into Your Chaos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x49681718 Busy schedule? Full life? To-do list that's way too long? Are you in brain overload and life seems to be chaos? Here's how God is helping me to fix my busy mind. <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2012/08/how-<BR>to-put-organization-into-your-chaos.html </link> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 17:06:19 EST NEW BLOG: What Weapons are More Dangerous? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x49639892 Ever wonder what weapons do the most destruction or who your worst enemy might be? I bet the answers might surprise you. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2012/<BR>08/what-weapons-are-more-dangerous_26.<BR>html </link> <BR> <BR> SPARK FRIENDS... there's a special note to you all at the bottom of the post on this one. Many blessings to all of you. I love you for the support. So many days, you guys are all I have to turn to. Thank you for being there, and for not judging me.... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:15:00 EST Life Verses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x49473362 Life Verses, Favorite Verses <BR> <BR> My pastor recently asked us all to submit what he called our life verses... verses that are like a mantra to us, or give us comfort, or with which we really strive to live for. What are yours? <BR> <BR> ~Mine has always been Phil 4:13 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:16:39 EST NEW Blog: Think Your Home is Safe? Think Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x49459785 Home isn't always the safe place we wish it was. Family & church family alike can be influenced by the snakes that sneak in; and we get hurt when we're not looking and least expect it. Here's your escape plan! <BR> <BR> <link>www.worshipmelodies.com/2012/08/thin<BR>k-your-home-is-safe-think-again.html </link> <BR> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 18:17:36 EST NEW Blog Post: When You’re at the End of Your Rope http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x49197254 Sometimes your strength is gone, and more than that your desire to even try anymore is gone. Plus you feel so alone. It's like you're hanging by a thin rope over a cliff, and no one is hearing your cries for help. What do you do? Here's what I figured out! <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/07/<BR>what-to-do-when-youre-alone-at-end-of.<BR>html </link> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 15:11:56 EST NEW Blog Post: Learn to Let the Stars Lead http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x48994115 Remember those dark skies I mentioned in the last Worship Melodies blog post?! Did you look up? Did you see any bright stars? God is always there for you, to help you see them when you can't. Here's the journey I am in and how God helped me to see the patterns in the stars, and how He is leading me with the brightest Star. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/07/<BR>learn-to-let-stars-lead.html </link> Sun, 15 Jul 2012 14:02:51 EST NEW Blog Post: Learn to Read Your Stars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x48840549 Have you ever noticed that when things are at their darkest, it's then that you can see the beauty and wonder of the stars at their best? God wants us to see our own lives in the same way. Here are a few stars that I found in the midst of my current problems. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/07/<BR>learn-to-read-your-stars.html </link> <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Also, many of you don't know that I have a 2nd blog site called Tin Roof Sundae, where I just... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 14:11:55 EST NEW Blog Post: A True Worship Melody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x48658933 I had a wonderful experience today. It is a true Worship Melody indeed. God is always by our side to rescue us from every bad place. Praise Jesus. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/06/<BR>true-worship-melody.html </link> <BR> <BR> EXTRA NOTE: friends, if you haven't been following my series called 'Great Writers', about a challenge that I'm taking part in, you should read it when you get time. Please leave me some feedback. I'm learning great lessons about writing, a... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:07:16 EST NEW Blog Post: Job Qualifications http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x48447012 Ever feel like you qualifications are completely out of whack with the job you want, or the job you have? You're either over qualified or under qualified. They say "come back when you have experience", but no one is willing to give you that experience. And good benefit packages!... Huh, forget about it! <BR> <BR> Well, there's one job that you are qualified for; and even if you feel you're not, the Employer doesn't agree. The job is your, as long as you're willing to ask for it and do th... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 12:36:16 EST New Blog Series: Great Writers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x48415257 Friends: I'm doing a 3-week writing challenge (M-F). It started this week. Here is the 2nd post about the challenge. I won't get time to share my posts every day, so if you'd like to follow the series sign up to follow by email! It's already been interesting for me. I hope you'll follow and that you find it interesting. <BR> <BR> I will, though, post the regular devotional message that I've written and scheduled to be posted like normal. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 09:32:10 EST NEW Blog Post: Blanket Scriptures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x48385010 Sometimes when the world is cold, and the people you love are even colder the only solution is to wrap yourself in a blanket... a blanket of scripture, that is! Here are some of my Blanket Scriptures and how they help me. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/06/<BR>blanket-scriptures.html </link> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:52:11 EST NEW Blog Post: Workout Routines http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x48307990 A healthy life means a healthy body. A truly healthy body is made up of three parts: Our physical being, mind, and spirit. We eat healthy, run, walk, swim, lift weights; etc. to have a healthy physical body. But what about working out your mind, and your spirit? Do you workout those with the same devotion and passion that you have for your cardio routine? Here's my workout routines... <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/05/<BR>workout-routines.html </link> Thu, 31 May 2012 10:40:30 EST Happy 1st Birthday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x48250324 We're having a birthday!!!! Worship Melodies is 1 year old! Check out the story about how it came to be, and the lesson's I've learned, plus a big surprise! <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/05/<BR>happy-1st-birthday.html </link> Sun, 27 May 2012 13:23:40 EST The Invisible Woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x48200955 Ever feel like you're an outsider, or that you're not seen or heard? Feeling rather invisible? Yea, me too sometimes. We all get that now and then. But God doesn't see it that way. Here's what I've learned about it, even through mental illness struggles. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/05/<BR>invisible-woman_23.html </link> Wed, 23 May 2012 16:45:03 EST God can get you through it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x48059391 <BR> A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Target. She must <BR> have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image <BR> of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes <BR> over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has <BR> no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the awning <BR> and just inside the door of the Target. <BR> <BR> We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature <BR> m... Mon, 14 May 2012 09:43:43 EST Mixed Blessings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47971476 It seems everything comes with a price tag attached in this world. Are your blessings worth the cost? I think 'yes', you have to decide that for yourself. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/05/<BR>mixed-blessings.html </link> Tue, 8 May 2012 10:53:46 EST Blind Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47928601 I have a sun catcher that says "Let go & Let God". Complete surrender, and complete faith... that's what God wants from us. My little doggie, Casey, recently gave me such incredible inspiration and faith. Here's our story. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/05/<BR>blind-faith.html </link> Sat, 5 May 2012 18:48:53 EST What’s in a Name? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47812814 Every get frustrated when someone insists on getting your name wrong? Or maybe, you've thought "What does it matter anyway?". Here's what I've learned about what's really in a name. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/04/<BR>whats-in-name.html </link> Sat, 28 Apr 2012 21:14:40 EST The Path of Least Resistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47745840 Often the path of least resistence isn't the most attractive route, whether you have a choice or not. Bipolar Disorder (BPD) is not a chosen path; but would I change it? I'm not so sure. <BR> <BR> (If you want to know more about BPD, this blog includes a list of resources that will help). <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/04/<BR>path-of-least-resistance.html </link> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:41:06 EST One of These Things is Not Like the Others http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47718663 Ever feel like you're the odd duckling in the lot?! Me too. Here's what I've learned about that. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/04/<BR>one-of-these-things-is-not-like-others<BR>.html </link> <BR> <BR> Friends, I posted this one a few days ago and haven't had time to share it with you on here yet. Scheduling is nuts these days! Sorry. This may start to happen more as my schedule gets busier. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:15:03 EST A Total Transformation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47622752 Knowing what you know now, and the possible alternatives; would you, if you could, go back and change things? The end transformation could very well be worth going through the trials. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/04/<BR>total-transformation.html </link> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:29:11 EST Bubbles and Peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47567940 I have been told I was bubbly by so many, yet I struggle and the bubbles pop. I long to feel God's peace all the time, and I want more than anything for people to see it shining through from within me. What do others see in you when they meet you? Do they see the peace of the Holy Spirit shining through? <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/04/<BR>bubbles-and-peace.html </link> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:30:38 EST Battling the Dragon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47518634 Do you struggle with depression, bipolar, or even self-image issues? The flip side looks so different. The struggles we face look so dark and hopeless. Those who love us don't always see it the same way. They're not looking at it from the dark inside. Maybe it's time that those of us inside walked out into the Light. Here are my thoughts and my experience on fighting the big dragon and surviving. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/04/<BR>battling-dragon.html </link> ... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:39:44 EST teamTHRIVE - Support for Bipolar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47506078 Here's a page that I found on Facebook. It's called 'Thrive With Bipolar Disorder'. I'm finding it helpful. It's run by a woman who is a therapist, but she also has Bipolar. She posts helpful videos and information. Here's the link. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/teamTHRIVE </link> Mon, 9 Apr 2012 22:32:11 EST When the Impossible Happens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47466749 You know those times when you know absolutely for sure that you know for sure that something cannot possibly happen.... but then it does. It can leave you feeling very disoriented to say the least. Here's what I've learned about these situations. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/04/<BR>when-impossible-happens.html </link> Sat, 7 Apr 2012 09:09:39 EST Shattered Treasures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47403088 Ever feel like you're broken beyond repair? Ever been rejected because of it? Believe it or not... not everyone thinks you're too broken. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/04/<BR>shattered-treasures.html </link> <BR> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:20:28 EST Why Do We Limit Ourselves? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47326631 Sometimes I wonder why we willingly settle for less when we're being offered a huge inheritance. Why do people not have drive and passion for more?... to know THE truth? <BR> <BR> Here are my thoughts on that as it happened in a very interesting conversation I had one day. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/03/<BR>why-do-we-limit-ourselves.html </link> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:25:50 EST God's Consultants http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47190927 Ever wonder what it would be like to be in charge of the world for a little while? I do. Here's my theory on just how that might work out if I was in charge for a few days! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.ca/2012/03/<BR>gods-consultants.html </link> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:20:14 EST Why do bad things happen? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47155021 Sometimes we wonder, "What did I do to deserve this", or <BR> "Why did God have to do this to me". Here is a wonderful <BR> explanation! <BR> <BR> A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going <BR> wrong, she's failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her <BR> and her best friend is moving away. <BR> <BR> Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her <BR> daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, <BR> "Absolutely Mom, I love your cake." <BR> <BR... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:15:56 EST Angels: To Serve and Protect http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x47075392 I had a request from a reader to expand on the info that the bible tells us about how angels protect us. Here's is my final angel article. I hope it helps shed more light on just how real they are and how much they protect us. The bible is very clear on their many purposes, including our protection. Read the whole series. It will help you get an understanding of how awesome they are and how awesome God is for giving the angels to us. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2012... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:09:12 EST International Women’s Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x46971579 International Women’s Day – It’s Time to Pick Up Your Torch! <BR> <BR> Pick up your torch ladies... we're havin' a parade for International Women's Day, and you're the queen! <BR> <BR> <link>http://worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/<BR>2012/03/international-womens-day-its-t<BR>ime-to.html </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Mar 2012 11:51:40 EST How My Angel Fell Off the Edge of Heaven http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x46846711 The world looks so very different from down here. What happens when your angel falls? What happens when you're the one who's fallen? <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2012/03<BR>/how-my-angel-fell-off-edge-of-heaven.<BR>html </link> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:02:59 EST Angels: A Jack-of-Al ll-Trades! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x46727746 With all the talk and angel stories that I've been doing lately in my angel series... have you wondered what the bible says about angels? This next article in the Angel Series will tell you just that! This is just touches on the top of a big subject that could have a lot of reading, research and writing done with it. But i hope this helps give you a good overview. There's one more article after this one (next week... unless it expands again! This series seems to have a life of it's own. ... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:08:18 EST The Warm & Fuzzy Side of Angels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x46621726 The next article in the series about angels. I bet you didn't know that angels wore so many hats! Well, there's another side to them. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2012/02<BR>/warm-and-fuzzy-side-of-angels.html </link> <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> <em>43</em> <em>43</em> <em>43</em> <em>43</em> <em>43</em> <em>43</em> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 20:20:08 EST I Think I Just Saw An Angel! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x46504133 Part 3 in my series on Angels! Ever think "Thank God I didn't go.... ", or "I'm so grateful that I didn't do... "? Maybe the reason you didn't, is because you were rescued by an angel from something that would have been a disaster!! Here's my story... <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2012/02<BR>/i-think-i-just-saw-angel.html </link> Thu, 9 Feb 2012 14:38:12 EST plz help me locate a doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x46416857 Hi, my name is Gayle, and my username is Reathaowl. <BR> I believe I have chronic epstein barr virus infection. I'm trying to find a doctor near <BR> Westville, OK or Siloam Springs, AR who does diagnosis and treatment. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sat, 4 Feb 2012 15:42:39 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x46093345 Hi all, I'm new to SparkPeople and hope to gain better control over my eating, exercise and self-care, such as staying organized enough to keep all medicines refilled before running out & keeping all doctor appts, while also keeping up with family and faith life. During my pains & chronic illness God has helped me through every step of the way. When I didn't understand where He was I later learned just what plans He had been forming for me that were better than I could have hoped for! Now... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:19:03 EST God Exists! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x46022307 "God Exists!" <BR> <BR> A man went to a barber shop to have his hair and his beard cut <BR> as always. He began to have a good conversation with the barber <BR> who attended him. They talked about so many things and various <BR> subjects. <BR> <BR> Suddenly, they touched on the subject of God. The barber said: <BR> "Look man, I don't believe that God exists." <BR> <BR> "Why do you say that?" asked the customer. <BR> <BR> Well, it's so easy, you just have to go out in ... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:09:32 EST Praise to God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x46010586 I am delighted in finding and joining a christian team. I have chronic and severe pain that Dr's cannot diagnosis yet so thereis no recommended treatment. <BR> Heal me O Lord and I will be healed, save me and I will be saved for You are the one who deserves my praise (Jere 17:14). In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 14:42:57 EST What God wants you to know... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x46004905 When You say, "It's impossible". <BR> God says: "All things are possible". ( Luke 18:27 ) <BR> <BR> When You say, "I'm too tired." <BR> God says: "I will give you rest". ( Matthew 11:28-20 ) <BR> <BR> When You say, "Nobody really loves me". <BR> God says: "I love you". ( John 3:16 & John 13:34 ) <BR> <BR> When You say, "I can't go on." <BR> God says: "My grace is sufficient." ( 2 Corin 12:9 & <BR> Psalm 91:15 ) <BR> <BR> When You say, "I can't figure things out." <BR> God says: "I will di... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:23:43 EST Addrenal Fatigue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x45698312 I have been finally diagnosed with Addrenal Fatigue. <BR> Anyone else out there suffering with this? If so, what are your ideas with coping with it? I hate feeling like this. I am getting somewhat better after seeing a Naturopath doctor. She put me on Progesterone, Vit D and DHEA which I was low on all of these...waaaay low and I am extremely high on Estrogen. I did feel like I was on a for ever rollercoaster ride and Thank the Lord I am off of that ride now! <BR> Just looking for someon... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 12:36:44 EST Problems never end... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x45542262 Well, after having problems for 1.5 years with my dental implant, my healing cap just now fell out. sigh...I am so tired of things happening...I need a touch from the Lord to be cheered up again within my spirit. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 20:25:33 EST Surgery Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x45248878 Sorry if you get this twice. I cannot remember who I told. LOL <BR> I got benign results from removal of right half of my thyroid - YEAH!!!! <BR> <BR> Recovery has been pretty bad- did not sleep hardly at all for 2 nites and - had night sweats and got up 4 times. Have a 3 inch incision in the middle of my throat , swollen and very sore and hurts to talk or swallow. On Percocet and feel all jittery and weird. <BR> Had to go off Percocet cause it caused bad tummy problems- up all nite for 2 ni... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 18:51:26 EST visit my blog and leave a reply http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x45073806 My blog is up at www.nancysonnemansblog.blogger.com and is lonely. It is about fibromyalgia and the emotional impact I'm feeling. Please feel free to add any comment you wish, or even to ask a question. We're all in this chronic illness boat together! Lets stick together no matter what! Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:51:10 EST surgery scheduled- need support/prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x45047058 Hi: <BR> <BR> had an appt. with the surgeon. He seems competent, very business like and explained everything. He didn't make it sound like it was super urgent where they had to get me in right away. Of course because of stress I would have liked to just get it done but John has off of work the week of the 21st. so that works better for him and then he is off all week to help me. SOOO I am having surgery the morning of November 21st. at the Aurora Grafton hospital. I will be there overnight a... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 16:59:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x44707059 I am 40 years old, married with a 29coughing month old and a 3good month old. I have had lower back pain for over 15 years. I just started going to a physical therapist who uses something called the Mackenzie method. I have only had 2 visits but I can already tell a difference. I want to be able to play with my children and go for walks. I am hopeful that this will happen. It has been and is still difficult to get motivated. When the pain gets real bad I become depressed and irritable. I... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 08:47:42 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x44683110 New to the group, I have about 40 - 50lbs to lose so I will need all the support I can get! I was once told that God gave me the gift was hospitality and party planning; I think they left out the eating of that gift! Am I doing this whole introducing myself correctly? I am a mom of 2 awesome teen girls, have a wonderful husband, homeschool, and am a Creative Memories Consultant. I have struggles with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for years. Trying to get my health back. God bless <em>465</em> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:58:13 EST URGENT PRAYER NEEDED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x44657212 I am having a CT scan cause I have coughed up quite a bit of blood in my phelgm 2 times now and I don't have a cold or anthing. Having lyme disease is hard enough without this. Please pray that it is nothing serious <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Nancy Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:13:43 EST Is God talking to you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x44422870 The man whispered, "God, speak to me," and a meadowlark <BR> sang. <BR> <BR> But, the man did not hear. So the man yelled, "God, speak to <BR> me" and the thunder rolled across the sky. <BR> <BR> <BR> But, the man did not listen. The man looked around and said, <BR> "God let me see you." And a star shined brightly. <BR> <BR> <BR> But the man did not see. And, the man shouted, "God show <BR> me a miracle." And, a life was born. <BR> <BR> But, the man did not notice. So, the... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 12:44:26 EST A few quick fatcs about the Bible...In teresting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x44338186 <BR> What is the shortest chapter in the Bible? <BR> Answer - Psalms 117; with only 2 verses! <BR> <BR> What is the longest chapter in the Bible? <BR> Answer - Psalms 119; with 176 verses! <BR> <BR> Which chapter is in the center of the Bible? <BR> Answer - Psalms 118 <BR> <BR> There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118. <BR> <BR> There are 594 chapters after Psalms 118. <BR> <BR> Add up the 594 plus 594, and you get 1188. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:13:26 EST Scared but hopeful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x44108561 I was almost in tears when I found this topic! Without going into everything (and sounding like I am whining) I am struggling with depression over not healing from another recent surgery. I try to remind myself daily that their are people far worse than me, but the constant pain is emotionally draining. I have RSD (although mild compared to many) in my hands/wrists and fingers. I have 2 spinal cord stimulator's which help, but after the 3rd time in my neck on the 5th of July, I am in const... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:54:18 EST Urgent Prayer- Help Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x43843014 I am not feeling well.I am still battling virus- sores in my throat. <BR> I have been having a lot of bloating, gut and pelvic pain, back pain, pink discharge sometimes, etc..for 1 month or longer and bladder issues. <BR> <BR> I was having an anxiety attack over all these tests and all this medical stuff today. OMG I feel like I cannot handle anymore. Lyme is bad enough to handle. <BR> <BR> I went in to Lyme doc for alternative assessment and treatment and they said I had a allot of inflamm... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 00:38:44 EST Urgent Prayers Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x43720470 OMG I felt awful today.This is the 8 th. day all this abdominal and urinary stuff has been going on. I almost drove myself to the hospital. My urine sample at the doc yesterday was normal but I am still having extreme bloating, abdominal and pelvic pain, had headache and neck pain and my usual mild chest pain that comes and goes and jaw pain that comes and goes. Then tonight when I urinated and wiped there was a tiny bit of blood on the tissue. I see the urologist on Friday but I am going to ... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 00:37:06 EST Still stuck....since I joined!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x43409806 My scale still reads 149 as it has for the past month and half!!!! Please help me stay motivated? I can't give up. It's a health thing. Sun, 7 Aug 2011 07:04:59 EST Epstein Barr Virus-Chronic Mono http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x42996939 Needing extra prayer tonight. Symptom upon symptom and can't sleep. My gums and inside of my teeth are throbbing and other things. Thank you so much. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 02:19:02 EST The Dart-Test...a Must -Read! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x42836452 <BR> The Dart Test... <BR> <BR> A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in <BR> a seminary class, given by her teacher, Dr Smith. She says <BR> that Dr Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons. <BR> Now one particular day, Sally walked into the seminary and <BR> knew they were in for a fun day. <BR> <BR> On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many <BR> darts. Dr. Smith told the students to draw a picture of some-... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 15:22:23 EST Thank you for being here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x42749415 I have restarted my spark goals, etc. today in honor of my 22nd wedding anniversary. We are also celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary (June 24) with a surprise party on Sunday, so it gives me a great goal.... <BR> <BR> I am a 49 year old who has had to stop the majority of my activities and my job due to pain from fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease and pinched nerves in my neck and back. It seems to be concentrated in my neck, hands, feet and back. However, the depression of having ... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 14:10:50 EST UPSET, Need MRI breast biopsy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x42696746 They could not find the spot on the ultrasound which I knew might happen. Both the tech and radiologist tried but it didn't show up. SO now there is more waiting and stress involved. I am scheduled for an MRI guided breast biopsy July 7th.- a week from this Thursday. I asked the radiologist, because he had reviewed my breast MRI images, if he thought this was cancer. He said it is indeterminate and that is why we need to follow-up. SO basically, if it is the worse case scenario and I would ha... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:21:30 EST Emergency numbers found in the Bible http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x42684370 Emergency Numbers: <BR> When in sorrow.............................call JOHN 14 <BR> When men fail you........................call PSALM 27 <BR> When you have sinned..................call PSALM 51 <BR> When you worry............................call MATTHEW 6:19-43 <BR> When you are in danger.................call PSALM 91 <BR> When God seems far away............call PSALM 91 <BR> When your faith needs help............call HEBREWS 11 <BR> When you are lonely and fearful.... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 09:47:37 EST Church Funnies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x41993473 Kids say the darndest.... haha! <BR> <BR> 1) A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher <BR> said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human <BR> because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very <BR> small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. <BR> Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a <BR> human; it was physically impossible. <BR> The little girl said, "When I get to Heaven I will... Mon, 23 May 2011 13:30:39 EST Lump Update- Nancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x41911762 My lump turned out to be a sebaceous cyst- benign- Thank God.I didn't feel well today- abdominal pain, gassy, headache and neck achiness and very very tired <BR> <BR> Thanks for the prayers and well wishes. <BR> Nancy Wed, 18 May 2011 23:54:05 EST LUMP-Prayers Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x41862789 OMG I found a hard, painful pea size lump in my arm pit yesterday. It is still there , but not as painful. It is not like an infected hair which I have had before. Having ANXIETY- Have an appt. tomorrow at 1 p.m. with my gynecologist who is very pro-active. SO now I just need to calm myself down tonight and not worry. <BR> <BR> Keep me in your thoughts and prayers please. <BR> Nancy Mon, 16 May 2011 18:19:33 EST Make Time For God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x41602012 I knelt to pray but not for long, <BR> I had too much to do. <BR> I had to hurry and get to work <BR> For bills would soon be due. <BR> <BR> So I knelt and said a hurried prayer, <BR> And jumped up off my knees. <BR> My Christian duty was now done <BR> My soul could rest at ease. <BR> <BR> All day long I had no time <BR> To spread a word of cheer. <... Tue, 3 May 2011 14:14:26 EST Hello! *waves* :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x41439159 While I'm not new to SparkPeople, I am very new to actually giving it an honest, completely dedicated, I-can-do-this-because-my-family-needs-me-t<BR>o go. Which is what brings me here: I can't do this alone. I've tried. It doesn't work. It's also not nearly as much fun, I'm sure! :) <BR> <BR> I'm a wife and mother currently living with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy and Fibromyalgia. I'm only in my early 30s but I'm already looking at spending the rest of my life per... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 20:09:05 EST Track Your Daily Bible Reading! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x40431428 Just track what you've read for the day! <BR> <BR> Mark 8 - 10 Tue, 8 Mar 2011 19:51:08 EST need prayers and support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x40345572 My hubby has been traveling for 2 weeks and the other day I had excruciating back pain- crawled to the kitchen- put ice on it and took Vicodin and then somehow the next day drove myself to my chiropractor because I had no one to help me. <BR> I went back to the chiropractor to discuss x-rays and get another adjustment. Bad news, My last disc in my lower spine is buldging and herniated and pressing on nerves. The cartilage is torn inside the disc. It will take many chiropractic visits and ice ... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 00:53:49 EST Hello from another Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x39837680 Hi, I'm 49, happily married to my best friend and have one son. I have type 2 diabetes and sarcoidosis in my lungs. I am determined to control these disease instead of letting them continue to control me! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to "meeting" each of you! Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:54:27 EST Biopsy Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x39582821 I called the nurse to update her on my low grade fever that I have off and on and how I am feeling and to see if she had heard any results. An hour later the surgeon called and said YEAH all lumps are benign. They are all lipomas, like the swishy lumps I have in my arms. Even the breast lumps are lipomas. Thank God!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for all your prayers and caring messages. <BR> <BR> I talked with the surgeon about how I have been feeling. I was worried I had a staph infection but he thin... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:36:09 EST Nervous-surgery Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x39442942 I did finally hear from the doctor and he was very nice and very good about discussing things. <BR> I am having surgery Thursday morning under general anesthesia - a 2 hour surgery.7 lumps will be removed- 2 from my breasts.I am nervous!!! Please pray that the surgery goes well and I come thru it well and that the results are benign. <BR> We haven't joined a church out here yet so unfortunately I don't have any church support. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nancy <BR> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:16:08 EST Need support/prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x39275535 I had a long day but made it thru all my appointments but now I have another major thing to go thru- OMG John and I marked over 50 to 60 lumps on my body, not including the breast lumps. The surgeon didn't look at all of them which kind of makes me mad. He did do a thorough breast exam and went over the MRI's I have had and ultrasounds, mammograms etc.. <BR> <BR> He feels we should remove under I.v. sedation 2 of the lumps on my right leg that seem more immovable- they don't move around like... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 23:44:50 EST Suggestion Needed/W lcomed!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x39177859 Ladies <BR> <BR> I went to bed last night in a lot of pain. I woke up this morning in more pain. This has become somewhat the norm these days and I must admit it is making my soul a bit weary. I do not do well with pain. I never have. I just have a low tolerance to it. I'm trying to keep a good attitude and keep from falling into the pit of depression. I've met some amazing ladies here on this team and you all seem to have such strength. How do you keep pressing on? I find my strength in the... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:44:39 EST Thank You Everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x39042447 I just want stop by to thank everyone for wishing me an Happy Birthday!!! It's has been an blessed birthday I even had I wish everyone on this group an blessed week. God Bless Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:10:41 EST You Are Blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x39036526 If you woke up this morning <BR> with more health than illness, <BR> you are more blessed than the <BR> million who won't survive the week. <BR> <BR> If you have never experienced <BR> the danger of battle, <BR> the loneliness of imprisonment, <BR> the agony of torture or <BR> the pangs of starvation, <BR> you are ahead of 20 million people <BR> around the world. <BR> <BR> If you can attend a church meeting <BR> without fear of harassment, <BR> arrest, torture, or death, <BR> ... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:14:33 EST thank you so much http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x38634334 Thank you to all my SPARK family, you have given to me the will and motivation to press into the new year with hope that I will meet my healthy goals, thank you all for your support and encouragement!!!!!! xoxox Fri, 24 Dec 2010 06:11:17 EST Wonderful News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x38577159 I took some clonazepam because I was stressing out so much, The nurse just called- no cancer and no a-typical cells. yeah! Praise God!!! <BR> Thanks for all your prayers and concern! <BR> Nancy Mon, 20 Dec 2010 17:30:30 EST BIOPSY- scared and anxious http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x38483057 OMG they called from the hospital today that did my MRI and wanted me to go in for an ultrasound of some areas of concern and so that the radiologist could talk to me. I am sooo nervous, anxious and scared. 1 area in my left breast absorbed some of the dye so they want to do a biopsy. I am supposed to have a core biopsy done this Thursday where they take samples of the area in question. I would get results on Monday. It would be done at the hospital not by my surgeon. I need to call the surge... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 23:52:13 EST GRRR- redo of MRI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x38441278 I wrote this Friday- the hospital called this morning and they needed me to come back in early this afternoon to re-do part of the breast MRI that didn't turn out right. OMG- you would think they would make sure it was done right the 1st. time and have a radiologist there to make sure. GRRRR On the other hand I want it done RIGHT. <BR> SOOO I had to drive all the way back to Grafton today. Then they called later and said the breast radiologist could not read the MRI without a copy of my mammo... Sun, 12 Dec 2010 20:00:26 EST Does God NOT talk to you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x38417948 For God may speak in one way, or in <BR> another, yet man does not perceive it. <BR> ( Job 33:14 *NKJV ) <BR> <BR> Has God ever spoken to you? I'll bet that He has! <BR> <BR> For God speaks to His Children in various ways, and <BR> many of His Children don't even realize it when He <BR> does. However beware of anyone who claim's that <BR> our Heavenly Father talks to them all of the time! <BR> <BR> Now if you are thinking that God has never spoken to me, let ... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 11:05:57 EST Update from Nancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x38347266 I didn't sleep well last nite, awake with night sweats off and on and worried. Phone rang at 10 so I ran to answer it- broke out in a whole body sweat and felt faint and a bit nauseated. Not sure what that is from- Lyme, stress, menopause??? John called. I asked him to have the insurance person at work look into this issue with the MRI. <BR> <BR> The person from insurance- what a uncaring, cold person- never called me back this morning like she said she would. This is the same person who sai... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 16:57:21 EST Need A Miracle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x38329762 OMG I have been on the phone with the clinic, insurance about 10 times today. First someone from insurance said they received the letter from my surgeon re: breast MRI and forwarded it to pre- approval and I would have an answer by the end of the day. Then someone called me from insurance and said as long as there was a medical diagnosis it was covered. Then someone from insurance called late this afternoon to say it was denied but the examiner left for the day so I don't even know if the sur... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 19:59:36 EST Special Prayers for Special Sisters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x38294750 Please use this Forum to send special prayers out for team members who are having an especially difficult time with something. This isn't intended to be used for prayer requests or praise reports - we have Forums for each of those subjects. Please just use this to encourage someone who needs encouragement. Sat, 4 Dec 2010 23:34:10 EST Scared- need prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x38260381 I saw the breasst surgeon today. <BR> I am so scared , to be very truthful. On the positive I really like the surgeon, he is very nice and thorough. The computers went down so he couldn't look at my films so we talked and I explained everything . I had marked the lumps on my right leg- just a few of them not all. and the lumps on the upper part of my breasts. He talked with me first and then after I changed into the gown he examined all the areas I marked. He didn't think much of the lumps on... Fri, 3 Dec 2010 00:47:10 EST EMOTICON SOMETHING PURPLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x38216084 EMOTICON SOMETHING PURPLE Wed, 1 Dec 2010 00:44:01 EST Puzzle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x38184417 The Puzzle: <BR> <BR> A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little daughter, Kelly. Finally, he tore a sheet out of his magazine on which was printed the map of the World. <BR> <BR> Then tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Kelly, and said, <BR> "Go into the other room and see if you can put this together." <BR> <BR> He was sure that would keep her busy all afternoon! <BR> <BR> After only a few minutes, Kelly returned and handed him the map, correc... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:54:38 EST Heartbroken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x37954094 I am heartbroken, depressed, sad and anxious. Lee- my ex- is up to his old tricks. I had told him that I wanted to spend Christmas day with my sons- ages 21 and 18. He just e-mailed me and said he would be taking them on another snowboard trip leaving the day of Dec. 24th. and returning on Jan. 1st. Cory has to go back to school on the 2nd. and Ryan won't get home until maybe late on Dec. 23rd. so that wouldn't give me anytime to celebrate Christmas with my sons. I replied by e-mailing him ba... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 23:52:15 EST God is everywhere...if we care to notice. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x37948268 A man whispered, "God, speak to me," and a meadowlark <BR> sang. But, the man did not hear. <BR> <BR> So the man yelled, "God, speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the sky. <BR> But, the man did not listen. <BR> <BR> The man looked around and said, "God let me see you." And a star shined brightly. But the man did not see. <BR> <BR> And, the man shouted, "God show me a miracle." And, a life was born. But, the man did not notice. <BR> <BR> So, the man cried out in despair, "Touc... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:42:57 EST Anxiety over Not Working http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x37932575 I have Lyme disease and never know if I will have a good or bad day- health-wise as far as fatigue and pain. I have not worked since a year from last September. I do get a small amount of disability. <BR> <BR> At the end I couldn't even handle working my 3 hours a day. I worked at a school and caught every germ going around. <BR> <BR> Since we are in a different house, different community, I am sick, hubby sometimes travels and friends are busy, and I am a recent empty nester I find it real... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 23:55:28 EST mtjaden1---50tolose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x37897672 I live in Iowa(moved here from Ca to marry my HS sweetheart ) and have gained wt from menopause,being happy, and eating too much. My problem is late night eating and a lack of activity. I am a retired RN--and worked for 15 years being a shift supervisor--so I got to help out everywhere--all sized hospitals. Now I live on a farm in Northern Ia and I love it. <BR> I have had many foot injuries and thus have been limited by wearing a cast or air boot for almost the past year. <BR>... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 23:15:05 EST 10 Certainties in an Uncertain World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x37827963 For this God is our God forever and ever; <BR> He will be our guide even to the end. <BR> ( Psalms 48:14 *NKJV ) <BR> <BR> Now that the World seems to be out of control, let us remember who is still in control. That certainty we may be sure of indeed, and these certainties will remain also.... <BR> <BR> 10 Certainties To Count On: <BR> <BR> 1. The Bible will still have all the answers. <BR> <BR> 2. Prayer will still work. <BR> <BR> 3. The Holy Spirit will still mov... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 11:42:09 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x37735078 Today I have a lot of pain. I just wanted to stop in and say 'hello' and see how everyone else is faring today <BR> Hugs and gentle ones <BR> <BR> Val Thu, 4 Nov 2010 15:58:43 EST Who was looking for a Christian "FaceBook"...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x36811831 Many months ago someone posted something wondering if there was a christian social-netowkring site...similar to facebook, but christian. I found one! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>visiblechristian.ning.com/ </link> Mon, 20 Sep 2010 17:46:42 EST Pray for church family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x36703895 On Sunday of this past weekend, we had a wonderful day of worship. The usual fun and worship. After services, a couple left to go to another family member to help her sort through her deceased husbands things for our church yard sale. We are raising money for our Rwanda Mission trip in the summer of 2011. Anyway, they were on a motorcycle and someone ran a stop sign and plowed into them. Joe died at the scene and his wife Tammy is in the hospital having a head injury and had to have surgery o... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 09:42:29 EST ARE YOU STILL MOTIVATED ?...THEN SHOW IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x36040855 ARE YOU STILL MOTIVATED? POST IT Fri, 13 Aug 2010 23:01:50 EST DID YOU READ A BLOG TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x35931592 DID YOU READ A BLOG TODAY? Mon, 9 Aug 2010 03:47:19 EST COUNT UP BY 10's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x35895508 COUNT UP BY 10's Sat, 7 Aug 2010 02:38:03 EST prayers needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x35774535 I am not doing well on losing weight, I am questioning if some of the meds I am on are the cause of this. But I have been told that I cannot go off any of them. So would you pray for me to guide by the Holy Spirit to achieve exercise and weight lose. <BR> Also pray for my friend, Bonnie, she originally had ovarian cancer but it has spread. She is a true fighter and says God has not told her to quit yet. AMEN <BR> <em>89</em> <em>24</em> <em>319</em> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 20:06:40 EST Hello new to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x35713272 Hey, I am a 47 year old female who is a christian. I have Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, daily pain, Celiac Disease, Connective Tissue Disease,arthritis, anxiety/OCD and am developing some depression. I want to be positive and usually am but this chronic pain and fatigue is really getting me down. I used to have good days and bad days but now it seems everyday is filled with pain and fatigue! I spend alot of time reading my bible and doing bible studies. I use heat and cold packs, meds, and t... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 15:31:29 EST THANKING TEAM LEADERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x35647211 I feel this is a very good team with leaders that stay on top of their jobs. I also feel if it weren't for those who joined to submit their feelings and helpfulness to others, it would not work. So, hail to our leaders for keeping this team together and also thanks to those who joined to keep this team going from day to day. <BR> Peace and blessings, <BR> Vicki Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:58:00 EST EMOTICON. ...BLACK, GRAY, OR TAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x35634937 emoticon something black, gray or tan Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:37:10 EST COUNT BY 2's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x35634828 Count by 2's Mon, 26 Jul 2010 00:27:22 EST EMOTICON SOMETHING ORANGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x35580446 EMOTICON SOMETHING ORANGE Fri, 23 Jul 2010 00:47:01 EST Need to heal fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x35534423 Hello, newbie here. I am in search of finding positive motivation to help me get through these tough times. Trying to loose weight, get healthy, and figure out whats wrong with me while trying to put in 8 hours of sleep every day is very hard. <BR> Yes, I know that everyone has a cross to carry but why not carry it happily and with others near by who can inspire one to keep moving forward? <BR> My mission now is to work as fast as I can with this cross before it puts me under. <BR> <em>48</... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 23:11:06 EST Word of Encouragement from a song http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x35349608 As I stood in church this morning singing this song, I thought of all of us dealing with chronic pain. <BR> I felt the word written by Jeff Nelson/Scott Wesley Brown of Maranatha Music (CCLI License No 210703 <BR> was so appropriate for each of us. I hope it will encourage you as it did me. <BR> Jean <BR> <BR> Song: <BR> Grace alone which God supplies <BR> Strength unknown He will provide <BR> Christ in us our cornerstone, <BR> We will go forth in grace alone. <BR> <BR> Ev'ry promise we ca... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 02:38:43 EST JUST FOR FUN...POST SOMETHING MULTI-COLORED http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x35311670 Emoticon something with 2 or more colors Sat, 10 Jul 2010 00:10:42 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x35131365 Hello My Belov ed Sisters In Christ, <BR> My name is Sonia and i just discover this site. I stroll through a lot of groups and i narrow down to this christian group with all kinds of adveries in our body and this is where i need to be. I have also joined the vegan and vegetarian site, but our faith ,and taking care of our bodies goes hand in hand. Wed, 30 Jun 2010 21:23:27 EST Deacons and Elders Smoking. Your Opinions. LONG http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x34816426 This is long. Dont read if you dont have the time. Im an AVID non smoker. I think it's gross. We have a very "lax" church, and a lot of our "elders" smoke. This has never been a problem with me until some other issues were brought up, and now im wavering on the fence. SO I was just looking for some outside opinions. Not to change my mind. But just because Im interested. <BR> <BR> Smoking is on a lot of people's minds and people have strong opinions about it. Several times in messages I used... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:24:18 EST HAVE YOU PRAYED FOR SOMEONE TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x34560425 HAVE YOU PRAYED FOR SOMEONE TODAY? Thu, 3 Jun 2010 10:14:20 EST Need Support and Prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x34502711 Our house sold for WAY below (about $50000 less) what we pay taxes on and we close on June 29th. The inspection went well- just have to have an electrician fix a couple of things so hope it isn't too expensive.Now we need to get past the hurdle of the appraisal and make sure the buyers loan commitment goes thru- We have to know by June 18th. but so far it looks good. We will be moving to an apartment in Hartford owned by the builder who is building the ranch home we will move to. It should be... Mon, 31 May 2010 23:31:19 EST EMOTICON.... SOMETHING WHITE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x34420521 EMOTICON.... SOMETHING WHITE Thu, 27 May 2010 13:30:41 EST My "Avoid Random Snacking" techniques! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x34355395 <BR> ~ If you are craving an unhealthy snack in between meals, don’t say no to the snack. Tell yourself you can have the snack, but first chug a large glass of ice water, then brush your teeth. If you are still craving the snack once the tooth paste taste has disappeared, have the snack. The glass of ice water that is now sitting in your stomach, will help you feel full faster, so you will not eat as much of the snack if you would have eaten it right away. <BR> <BR> ~ Another technique alon... Mon, 24 May 2010 16:04:34 EST DID YOU TAKE A SPARKS POLL TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x34307176 Well, did you? Sat, 22 May 2010 07:59:18 EST Rough Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x34010415 I watch a show called "The Middle" and the mom said "we are only as happy as our least happy kid"- Boy could I relate!! <BR> <BR> My son-Ryan is going to prom with his girlfriend from West Bend at their prom so we are taking pictures later. The weather is awful- very cold- low 40's, rainy and windy- YUCK!!! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow Ryan will be super tired but we will go out for a very late breakfast at 11. I hate Mother's Day b/c my mom is dead and I don't know if I will even hear from my other ... Sat, 8 May 2010 23:32:41 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x33981221 Hello Everyone :) <BR> <BR> I am sure I am not 'new' to everyone anymore, but I am new to this group. I am glad I found this group. I needed something such as this. I am currently fighting for a firm Dx., with my Dr on what is going on with me. Whatever is going on with me is causing me to have weight issues, and this is mixed with me not eating enough calories. <BR> <BR> I do have Chronic Pain, Migraines, and I finally was sent to Rheumatoid Specialist, and I think we finally found t... Fri, 7 May 2010 13:42:53 EST LET'S COUNT DOWN FROM 9999.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x33586019 Let's count backward from 9999 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 22:47:24 EST WORDS THAT BEGIN & END WITH THE SAME LETTER... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x33513659 New fun game.... <BR> Post a word that begins & ends with the same letter Sun, 18 Apr 2010 00:02:27 EST DO U LIKE VEGETABLES OR FLOWERS??? EMOTICON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x33370758 Do you like flowers? How about vegetables? Then Emoticon.... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 23:51:56 EST Hi From Missouri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x33317230 Hi All. I joined SparkPeople a couple of weeks ago. It is a lot to take in and I am looking for the boards, where I will be comfortable. <BR> <BR> I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother and love my roles. Thanks for having me here. <BR> <BR> Madelen Fri, 9 Apr 2010 11:49:46 EST GIVE A WOO HOO IF YOU GOT ACTIVE TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x33070168 Woo hoo if you exercised/moved/got active today Tue, 30 Mar 2010 08:45:33 EST THINK FITNESS & EMOTICON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x32936173 Think of your fitness routine & emoticon it. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 15:10:04 EST FEELING **SUNNY** TODAY....POST SOMETHING YELLOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x32847253 Feeling good, like the sun on your face...Post something yellow Sun, 21 Mar 2010 00:52:55 EST hello from aroxxy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x32844654 Hello, I am Angel and I am so excited and relieved to find this group!!!!! I am a born-again Christian with an ongoing and strong relationship with God. I loke to be active in my church but right now I am in so much pain and I am struggling with illness so much I don't even make it to church very often. I need some strong Christians who understand what I am feeling who can lift me up and that I can uplift as well. <em>43</em> Sat, 20 Mar 2010 22:20:06 EST Thank You Lord A Christian Chronic Pain Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x32828313 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm Tiffany I'm 27 years old I have a herniated disc in my lumbar spine, neck pain, and some nerve damage in my arms and legs after a car accident a couple of years ago in 2007. The pain in my arms and legs have decreased over time and are feeling alot better now than before but I am still limited on the duration of activities I do. My neck pain has also decreased after physical therapy but still has pain with certain rages of motion and tilting durations and my hernia... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 04:36:03 EST HOW MANY DAYS ON SP? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x32697580 How many days have you been on SP? Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:58:00 EST What Christian Book are you reading? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x32371211 I am reading The Thorn in the Flesh by RT Kendall. <BR> <BR> "Hope for all who stuggle with impossible conditions" <BR> <BR> Special TBN Edition <BR> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 10:13:23 EST WHAT IS THE TEMP WHERE YOU LIVE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x32233586 What is your tempature? Let's compare Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:41:43 EST FEELING A LITTLE BLUE...EMOTICON IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x32192835 Feeling blue...emoticon blue Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:37:03 EST FEELING IN THE PINK....THEN EMOTICON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x32163811 Emoticon something pink Mon, 22 Feb 2010 19:21:44 EST THINK PETS & EMOTICON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x32163757 Love animals? Emoticon an animal Mon, 22 Feb 2010 19:20:08 EST SPARKS TRIVIA---HOW DID YOU DO? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x32132651 How did you do on the sparks trivia? Sun, 21 Feb 2010 18:28:19 EST HOW MANY POINTS TIL NEXT TROPHY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x32132613 How many sparkpoints til you recieve a new trophy? Sun, 21 Feb 2010 18:27:08 EST THINK SPARKPEOPLE & POST AN EMOTICON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x31980763 Post an emoticon that makes you think of SparkPeople Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:28:56 EST "C" IS FOR CHRIST & ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x31980729 C is for Christ & what other words? Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:27:35 EST DAILY____DID YOU HUDDLE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x31833732 Did you huddle today? Tue, 9 Feb 2010 19:47:00 EST COUNT UP BY 100's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x31661055 Count up..ex. 100, 200 Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:38:43 EST HOW MANY POSTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x31648878 How many posts do you have? Wed, 3 Feb 2010 00:02:37 EST HOW MANY POINTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x31648856 How many total points do you have? Wed, 3 Feb 2010 00:01:38 EST ABC's--Girl names http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x31648827 ABC's...girl names Tue, 2 Feb 2010 23:59:55 EST ABC's---Boys names http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x31648809 ABC...Boy names Tue, 2 Feb 2010 23:58:58 EST Have I found my group? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x31518271 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I just joined Spark People, the same day I decided I no longer wanted to be in the "obese" category. I am 51, wife, mom of 3, nana of 2, and I love the Lord. I have autoimmune diseases and live with chronic pain and profound fatigue. However, "Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world," so I will overcome all of this and will be healthy again. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know sisters and brothers in Christ who share the same ch... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 13:34:08 EST ***SHARE A SMILE*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x31215105 Give us a smile today....you never know what might happen Tue, 19 Jan 2010 02:15:10 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x31212675 Thank you so much for invite me to the team I so glad to find this team of people who do believe in the power of prayer. God bless Mon, 18 Jan 2010 23:01:07 EST POST A FOOD EMOTICON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x31207848 Post a food emoticon...remember there are no calories <em>246</em> Mon, 18 Jan 2010 20:23:39 EST New Computer Virus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x31177877 Ladies, there is a brand new virus attacking computers. It got the computer in the office. It is called: <BR> <BR> Internet Security 2010. <BR> <BR> It is a mess. My husband looked it up on our computer today, in hopes of finding out how to get it off the other computer. There are already several sites conecrning it. Please be careful. It comes up and tells you that you have been infected with spyware, and keeps giving critical alerts. If you click on any part of it to uninstall or d... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 21:48:51 EST Holiday Emoicons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x30969032 January--Martin Luther Kings Birthday Mon, 11 Jan 2010 05:14:37 EST Church today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x30952018 I went to church this morning and the topic was about,"what is your lifesong" meaning, how does your life give a testimony to others. It was very good and I agreed with it but then the preacher started condemning homosexuals, in which I believe that they(homosexuals) have something wrong in their brains because God don't make mistakes, I really believe. Then he said that Buddists were wrong too because of their belief in reincarnation. Well I have known Buddists that were just as spiritual a... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 15:19:01 EST COUNT BY 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x30722394 Let's do some counting...by 5 Sun, 3 Jan 2010 15:30:26 EST In Pain-Please Pray http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x30522423 Very tough Christmas season for me this year. My 20 year old college son Cory is smoking pot, drinking and being verbally abusive to me. We had to set rules 2 years ago and he has broken all of them. I called my ex- his father and things got worse. He-my ex was abusive to me during our 15 year marriage. My son is now living with his father and is blaming me for everything. His dad is enabling him as is his Aunt and adding fuel to his fire of hating me. I invited him for Christmas and received... Sat, 26 Dec 2009 16:54:23 EST Christmas ABC's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x30472911 Starting with "A" list things that have to do with Christmas Tue, 22 Dec 2009 19:30:42 EST SPREAD A LITTLE LOVE---Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x30472867 Share some love <em>129</em> ,a smile <em>41</em> , a hug <em>247</em> Tue, 22 Dec 2009 19:28:20 EST sarcoidosis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x30398189 The rheumatologist things I have sarcoidosis. I go back in a month to find out for sure. I had a rediculus amount of blood drawn yesterday and go for chest xray when i am done work in morning. It does not sound pleasant but after 21 months with no clue any guess is better than nothing. Does anyone know anything about this disease? Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:19:14 EST THINK RED & EMOTICON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x29999934 post something red Sat, 28 Nov 2009 06:29:34 EST Emoticon Green http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x29999926 Post something green Sat, 28 Nov 2009 06:28:02 EST Emoticon Red http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x29985964 Post something red Fri, 27 Nov 2009 02:29:16 EST Hi!-I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x29484364 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Nancy. and I'm from Wisconsin. I'm 54 and the mom of 2 sons- ages 17 and 20 and 2 older step sons <BR> - I am dealing with allot of health issue- Fibro, Lyme disease-chronic and bad arthritis and a bone spur in my neck- sooo treatments have not been helping- It has been tough and discouraging.Recently my liver enzymes are elevated again Please Keep me in your prayers. <BR> <BR> I need to have a treatment for chronic Lyme that actually works and helps me ge... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 22:55:46 EST Good morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x29262410 I wanted to say to everyone thank you for your support, your kind words of encouragement. I am trying to reach out more and do as the LOrd has said pray blessings and strength upon each of you endurance for the journey, for some of us it's long some short but it is a journey no less. I look forward to getting to know each of you. Blessings Pastor Brenda <em>458</em> Fri, 23 Oct 2009 12:33:18 EST What time is it now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x29254245 Another game...Post the time... where you live. Fri, 23 Oct 2009 02:14:07 EST Give a goodie on double & triple numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x29254237 Let's play a game. Post numbers in order (1, 2, 3, etc.) Give a goodie to another member of this team when you post a double or triple number (ex. 11, 111) Fri, 23 Oct 2009 02:12:36 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x29210488 My surgery is scheduled for Dec. 3. <BR> Please pray for my son Matt. I took him to the ER two weeks ago and he came home (college) last thursday night and I took him back to the doctor on Friday. He possibly has IBS or IBD, we are waiting for a referral for gastrology. He is not able to eat but once or twice a day and is having a lot of pain. He passed out in class yesterday and is not feeling well. It is had to know when just to take him out of school. He would have a fit if we did th... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 07:29:26 EST Prayer needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x29111950 I am asking for healing for my family, my daughter in law jennifer and 3 of my grandkids have been diagnosed with the swine flu. she has 5 children and i have had 2 of them for 5 days until it passes. I have the 3 year old and 11 month old, grandma needs strength . This is why i need help to be healthy . I need help lord today. Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:37:16 EST MY HEART http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x29027867 MY HEART HURTS FOR ALL AS I READ ALL THAT YOU HAVE ENDURED, I CAN ONLY PRAY THAT YOU TRUST GOD WITH YOUR HEALTH YOUR NEEDS AND DESIRES, HE IS A GOOD FATHER AND WANTS GREAT THINGS FOR YOU. Mon, 12 Oct 2009 16:56:49 EST PRAYER FOR ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x29027670 I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I KNOW ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE AND THAT I AM READING AND PRAYING OVER THE PRAYER REQUEST EVERYONE IS IMPORTANT AND WANTED TO LET YOU ALL KNOW I DO CARE. WHEN GOING THROUGH PAIN AND ILLNESS SOMETIMES IT IS HARD TO PRAY YOURSELF IT IS GOOD TO KNOW OTHERS ARE PRAYING WHEN WE FEEL WE DON'T HAVE THE STRENGTH TO. YOU ARE IN MY DAILY PRAYERS AND GODS WORD SAYS ABOVE ALL ELSE I WANT YOU TO PROSPER AND BE IN GOOD HEALTH. 3 JOHN VERSE 2 . Mon, 12 Oct 2009 16:47:02 EST Hi I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x28908550 I am 50 and have been in pain for the last year. They did not know until yesterday if all the pain was from a pinched nerve at C 5-6 or something else. We found out that I have several torn tendons in my left shoulder and several very inflamed tendons. We are waiting for the referral to see the orthopedist. Please pray for me. Tue, 6 Oct 2009 22:38:57 EST What are your goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x28874839 Goals...tell us about them. We can help each other Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:14:10 EST NEW---INTRODUCE YOURSELF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x28874814 Introduce yourself to the team. We'd love to hear from you Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:13:04 EST NEED HELP_POST HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x28874773 if you need help, let us know here Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:10:53 EST PRAISE REPORTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x28874750 If you have a praise report...place here Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:09:34 EST NUTRITION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x28874707 This thread is to keep up with your nutrition tracking daily. Did you meet your calorie intake goal? Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:07:37 EST ANYONE INTERESTED IN MONTHLY CALLENGES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x28874683 Is anyone interested in monthly challenges? Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:05:57 EST Healing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x28535543 I've spent my entire Christian walk praying for healing -- abuse, fibromyalgia, depression, etc. I have come to the conclusion that it doesn't really matter ultimately if I'm healed in this world or the next one. Praise God, He heals! <BR> <BR> Today as I cautiously moved muscles that were screaming yesterday and relished the feeling of a normal temperature, I realised how often I forget to praise Him for the continuous healing he provides. <BR> <BR> Who made the nasty bug I caught have... Sun, 20 Sep 2009 15:00:36 EST Motivation &/or Inspirational Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x28344008 Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight Fri, 11 Sep 2009 19:31:56 EST Septmber mini challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x28225565 For the week of September 7-12 weekly mini challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Cardio--Prayer walk 10/20 minutes 4x this week <BR> <BR> 2. Strength--Computer crunches 20 daily <BR> <BR> <BR> Reply to this thread daily what you did....WE CAN DO THIS Sun, 6 Sep 2009 22:38:36 EST Apology http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x27628244 I wanted to apologize to this team...It has been brought to my attention that my joke blogs are "making fun of people". That was NEVER my intention; I just wanted to bring a smile into your life. I am so sorry that my behavior was inappropriate for a Christian & I assure you it will never happen again. <BR> <BR> Once again, I AM SORRY. Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:42:16 EST Hello, I am Mary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x27525364 I am 57 and retired. In 2000 I was diagnosed with Lupus and in April of 2008 had to retire. The fatigue and joint pain associated with Lupus made it impossible to keep up with the demands of my job. I also have trigeminal neuralgia which causes pain in the right side of my face and head. Most of the time both of these are under control with medication, but I if I overdue exercise or stress I am sick for a few days. I am currently struggle with the pain in my face. I have had it for abou... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 15:11:20 EST August challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x27501996 Correct me if I'm wrong, but I vaguely remember something being said about posting goals for August. It could be one or two, something simple or big, whatever we decide we want to accomplish. I went back to look for the post or spark mail or whatever I read, and I can't find it. So I'm not sure if I imagined it or what. Let me know if this is on a different thread somewhere. <BR> So anyway, I spent the weekend thinking about what I thought I should choose to strive for and there were many thi... Wed, 5 Aug 2009 15:23:44 EST hey ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x27479190 HOW IS EVERYONE DOING? <BR> I HAVE BEEN HAVING ALOT OF PAIN IN MY LEFT SHOULDER SO I MIGHT HAVE TO HAVE SURGERY ugh--BUT FIRST AN MRI <BR> ugh... I SUFFER FROM DIABETES AND ITS COMPLICATIONS. <BR> SO I AM IN CONSTANT PAIN.. <BR> WEKK JUST WANTED TO POST AS I HAVE NOT POSTED MUCH.. <BR> GOD BLESS YOU ALL <BR> HUGS <BR> SUSIE SMITH FROM PA <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Tue, 4 Aug 2009 17:17:57 EST New here - weight loss issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x27471047 Hi All, I hope I'm posting this in the correct place. I'm pretty new to this "posting" stuff. I think the only time I posted on this team was to say hi and introduce myself. <BR> I'll be honest - I'm kinda struggling with my weight loss. It's hard to figure out what I should be doing with my calorie intake. I have been tracking all my food intake on spark people, and listening well - I just don't know if my health is having an impact or not. I'm sure that all of you can relate to this. I've ... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 11:45:26 EST No Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x27463612 Hi <BR> <BR> I havent been getting any post from Spark People for two days now so I am just visiting my teams to see if I can 'spark' the mail off again. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading this Tue, 4 Aug 2009 06:11:33 EST Today, I'm thankful for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x27264520 Today, I'm thankful for... <BR> <BR> MY FAMILY Sun, 26 Jul 2009 16:02:50 EST Personal Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x27181512 I want to extend a challenge to every person that reads this. I started Sparkpeople on July 17th and am more addicted to it than I have been addicted to anything else. I love the people, I love that God is using each and every one of us. This is my challenge to you! <BR> <BR> Adopt a Friend <BR> <BR> For one week, send letters of encouragement(even if they do not respond)to someone you dont know. If they reply, be sure to actually learn about them and I encourage you to become prayer partne... Wed, 22 Jul 2009 16:39:33 EST Please Pray http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x26782877 I so love this team. To be able to share needs and then answers with a group of women that will do just that - not only for my needs but then I in turn can lift them up to our Heavenly Father as well. How awesome is that! Our leaders are wonderful, in continuously keeping things updated and letting us know of new needs or praises. <BR> Thank You. Two little words but they mean so much. Thanks. <BR> <BR> My prayer request is : I go before the judge tomorrow morning for DUI citation ... Sun, 5 Jul 2009 12:29:47 EST July 2009 Joy & Blessings Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x26693939 Post your Joy and Blessings here. Wed, 1 Jul 2009 07:39:27 EST July 2009 Prayer Requests http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x26693909 Post your prayer requests here or email them to both <BR> Kerolyn (SING4MYFOOD) and Crystal (crystalpistol2). Wed, 1 Jul 2009 07:37:29 EST Chives http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x26426426 From Dr. Oz Realage website <BR> <BR> Here’s a finishing touch you can add to any salad or burger patty to really jive up your health this summer: chives. <BR> <BR> Those pungent, tender green shoots are packed with vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, and folic acid, according to Maoshing Ni, a doctor of Chinese medicine and author of Second Spring. <BR> <BR> An Overlooked Herb <BR> Chives are used in many parts of the world to do more than spruce up the flavor of bland dishes. In traditi... Fri, 19 Jun 2009 04:08:07 EST Helpful Tip on resetting articles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x26375260 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Based on member feedback, we've made it so that you can now reset the articles you’ve read more than 6 months ago. To reset articles, you can go to Account/Email Preferences <BR> <BR> (http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/pref<BR>erence.asp) <BR> <BR> from your MyStart page, and scroll down on the Account tab to the Reset Articles section of the page. Click the Reset Articles button, agree to reset, and voila! You can now read the articles again and get more SparkPoi... Wed, 17 Jun 2009 00:38:56 EST Still hungry? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x26370292 I actually had time and inclination to track my food today and, as usual, it really opened my eyes as to how conscious I need to be to get my nutrients in and how fast those calories add up! I find myself still wanting to eat although after I left the kitchen I don't feel hungry, just thinking I am since I "deprived" myself of dessert. <BR> I was just wondering what eating plan you all are using and how hard it is for you to follow it and if you still get hungry. I'm just used to eating so m... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 20:43:31 EST June Chat Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x26298372 Let's chat to get to know each other better. Sun, 14 Jun 2009 00:19:58 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x26177162 Here is a link to a blog by a woman who knows what it is like to struggle. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2134567 </link> Tue, 9 Jun 2009 00:17:34 EST June Joy & Blessings Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x26147980 Right now I'm especially thankful that my daughter wasn't seriously injured in that motor vehicle accident on 6/5. I'm also thankful that while I was sorta dizzy on 6/7, I wasn't injured when I fell several times. <BR> <BR> God has blessed my family and me with His angels to watch over us - praise Him! <BR> <BR> Kerolyn <BR> <em>67</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2009 00:11:16 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x26077997 Progress—not perfection—is important Thu, 4 Jun 2009 20:49:36 EST June 2009 Prayer Requests http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x26040276 Please post prayer requests here or email Kerolyn or Crystal with your prayer requests. <BR> <BR> If your request is personal, we can just ask for prayer. <BR> <BR> We will be dating the requests so we can keep things current. Please update your request at least every 30 days. <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> <BR> Kerolyn or Crystal Wed, 3 Jun 2009 13:24:52 EST My goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x25920925 I havent started to diet as such yet. My husbands birthday is on Tuesday so I thought I may as well wait until then. It will give me longer to find my way around the site. At the moment all I seem to be doing is looking at all the things I can join. I don't know about everyone else but I find it very difficult to concentrate on anything for very long. <BR> <BR> Nancy in sunny Dundee, Scotland Sat, 30 May 2009 04:06:42 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x25897495 My name is Nancy and I have fybromyalgia, chronic lower back pain, high blood pressure and (hardly surprising) depression. I live in Dundee, Scotland. Fri, 29 May 2009 07:00:53 EST Hello from Idaho http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x29269x25837701 I am new to this site, but so far I LOVE it. I have found support in places that I felt truly alone in. I am 30, have a great hubby, go to school, have 4 kids (11,7,5 yo boys & a 3 yo queen of the roost) I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia since right after my 5yo was born. I have so much to do that the only time I have to stop and deal with things is on the weekends, so I haven't made it to church in a while :( I still do independent Bible study and learn as much as I can on my own,... Tue, 26 May 2009 22:26:43 EST What are your Memorial Day weekend plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x25728954 What are your Memorial Day weekend plans? Fri, 22 May 2009 00:58:07 EST Laugh for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x25718906 <link>members.shaw.ca/anabw/grease.htm </link> <BR> <BR> A new take on Grease. Very cute. Thu, 21 May 2009 16:15:52 EST May 21 Question of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x25698475 What electronic devise would you have trouble giving up? Wed, 20 May 2009 21:18:16 EST May 17 question of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x25594344 What is your favorite flower? Sun, 17 May 2009 01:05:01 EST Questions of the day for May 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x25493065 What makes you laugh? <BR> <BR> Do you find laughter in the little things in life? <BR> <BR> Do you try to laugh every day? Tue, 12 May 2009 23:40:23 EST Questions of the day 5/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x25454536 How did you spend Mother's Day? Mon, 11 May 2009 16:52:22 EST Question of the day 5/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x25405078 What were you doing the last time you really had a good laugh? Sat, 9 May 2009 13:55:31 EST Question of the day 5/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x25238749 What chore do you like least? Sun, 3 May 2009 16:39:40 EST Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x25219317 <em>30</em> <em>15</em> Sat, 2 May 2009 19:58:58 EST May 3 Things I'm Happy and/or Thankful For Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x25167406 You have a choice of listing happy or thankful or both! Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:56:37 EST May 3 Things I'm Taking To The Lord Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x25167384 Each month we'll have this. If you can, please try and post something at least once a week. <BR> <BR> Thank you! Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:55:10 EST May Joy & Blessings Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x25167362 May already! Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:53:57 EST May's Prayer Request Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x25167355 I pray we'll have more prayer request than last month. Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:53:17 EST May Vent Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x25167316 You ladies know what to do! Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:51:51 EST May Chat Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x25167297 I'm doing this early, because I have 4 teams to change for May. Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:51:17 EST Question of the day 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x25097717 What is your favorite candle scent? Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:44:43 EST Question of the day 4/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x25032565 What are your pet peeves? <BR> <BR> Thank you Sue! LOL pep peeves!! Sun, 26 Apr 2009 05:34:18 EST Question of the day 4/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x25019477 If you could choose to freeze time or move things with your mind, which one would it be? Why? Sat, 25 Apr 2009 13:46:12 EST Question of the day 4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x24936546 Do you plant your on fruits and veggies or do you just buy them at the store? Or is it a combo of both? Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:40:15 EST Smart health shortcuts You'll love these! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x24901745 Hi ladies! I really wanted to share this with you. I lead a walking team called, Walk By Faith. I tell everyone to walk at their own pace and any kind of walking counts. For example, walking to the car and back, grocery shopping, etc. Well, I'm happy to see someone has backed me up! Enjoy! <BR> <BR> -Exfoliate with a washcloth: Skip the fancy products and just go over your face and body with a damp washcloth. Or, make your own body scrub by combining 1Tbsp coarse salt with 1 cup olive ... Tue, 21 Apr 2009 14:08:37 EST Question of the day 4/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x24870643 If calories and fat was not a problem, what is your favorite type of pizza? Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:16:39 EST How do you cope with your pain and/or illness 4/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x24843362 Like many, it depends on my pain level. I will get on the computer and read postings, but not post anything myself. Then I'll do the team prayers and lay down. <BR> <BR> Most of the time, I take my medication. I have horrible pain and sometimes, I try to block it and do what I need to do. Otherwise, nothing will get done. I live alone and have dogs and cats to take care of. <BR> Sun, 19 Apr 2009 14:26:25 EST 3 Things I'm Taking To The Lord Today - April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x24829229 1. My weight problem <BR> <BR> 2. Physical Pain <BR> <BR> 3. Worries Sat, 18 Apr 2009 21:00:38 EST Spinning Wheel of Points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x24829101 1 point Sat, 18 Apr 2009 20:54:27 EST 3 Things I'm Thankful & Happy For Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x24829039 I thought this would put a little spirit in us and help us realize we do have something to be thankful and happy. Sat, 18 Apr 2009 20:51:21 EST April's Blessings & Joy Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x24828968 I decided to combine the two. Sat, 18 Apr 2009 20:47:37 EST Question of the day 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x24797944 If you could do or have any dream job in the world, what would it be? <BR> Fri, 17 Apr 2009 13:18:43 EST Question of the day 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x24767075 Do you have a talent? If so, what is it? Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:11:44 EST Something to remind us... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x24669961 THE BRICK <BR> <BR> <BR> A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out <BR> from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. <BR> <BR> As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of th... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:39:19 EST Track Your Bible Reading Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x24641060 Track any bible reading here. Goal: Read one book a month and one chapter a day. <BR> <BR> I finished 1 Kings and started 2 Kings. Sun, 12 Apr 2009 01:02:06 EST ~ Devotional For Dieters ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x24639235 Luke 4:1-2 <BR> And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. <BR> <BR> Forty days without food. The thought boggles the mind. And yet, Jesus was able to do it. Though we are not Jesus, we do have the same source of comfort and strength as Jesus did: the Holy Spirit. If we will concern ourselves with ... Sat, 11 Apr 2009 22:56:47 EST Question of the day 4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x24549687 When you were a small child, what did you want to be when you became an adult? Wed, 8 Apr 2009 13:09:30 EST Question of the day 4/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x24452309 What is your favorite Walt Disney movie? Sun, 5 Apr 2009 14:13:03 EST Question of the day 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x24364968 What was/is the hardest thing you ever had to do? <BR> Thu, 2 Apr 2009 11:14:42 EST Question of the day 4/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9526x29269x24319557 Give me the names of 3 objects or things you dislike most and why? <BR> Wed, 1 Apr 2009 00:19:25 EST April's morning breakfast & weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x24319542 not too crazy about the weigh in, but it must be done. Wed, 1 Apr 2009 00:17:57 EST April's Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x24319518 I am bless to have two wonderful families...one at home and everyone on SP! Wed, 1 Apr 2009 00:16:39 EST April's prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9527x29269x24319488 You know what to do... <em>211</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2009 00:15:04 EST What are your top 5 goals for this month? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x29269x24319459 1. Exercise more <BR> <BR> 2. Better eating habits <BR> <BR> 3. Grow closer to God <BR> <BR> 4. Find something to be happy and joyful about everyday <BR> <BR> 5. Build up my savings account Wed, 1 Apr 2009 00:13:45 EST