SparkPeople Christian Ladies Coffee/Tea/Juice Time Team Messageboard Our name means we are believers in the Lord and His teaching. Let's take time to enjoy each other during our daily tea time with Him. SparkPeople Christian Ladies Coffee/Tea/Juice Time Team Messageboard Favorite Scriptures Sorry. I should have checked to see if this was currently a topic instead of creating it as a new one. <BR> <BR> How about sharing some of our favorite Bible verses and what they mean to us. <BR> <BR> One of mine is Philippians 4:6-7. I memorized this years ago when our church was doing the Navigator's Colossians 2:7 Bible Study Series. I have been able to practice this verse so many times since then, especially after my bad car accident.. <BR> <BR> Philippians 4:6-7 <BR> "Do not be anx... Wed, 29 Jul 2020 06:34:52 EST Nice Place Hi, <BR> I'm Brenda and birthday is Aug. 14. I'm new on this team. Seems like a nice place to be. Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:02:34 EST active team? I joined this team the other day and just noticed that there hasn't been any post since May. Is this team inactive? Mon, 1 Jan 2018 12:55:33 EST Let's CHAT a while--GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER God has a lot to say about friends and friendships. Below are just a very few of the verses in the Bible about friends. I love the one that says He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. He is my friend...and I WANT to talk to him every day. <BR> <BR> I'd love to be YOUR FRIEND, but I don't know most of you, so let's chat and become friends. <BR> <BR> NOW---LET'S BE A FRIEND TO EACH OTHER--TALK TO EACH OTHER EVERY DAY--RIGHT HERE ON THIS CHAT LINE. JOIN ME AND LET'S CHAT. <BR> <... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:06:51 EST Share your FAVORITE VERSE-or another SPECIAL VERSE Psalms 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee; he shall NEVER SUFFER THE RIGHTEOUS TO BE MOVED. <BR> <BR> My comment: I thank my Great God that He can be trusted to 'sustain me'--He will Never let me down, no matter what comes my way, <BR> <BR> Praise God--He is my Burden bearer <BR> My sustainer <BR> My ALL <BR> Oh how I love Jesus. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:48:33 EST TEA BAG SWAP SIGN UP <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I would like to host a tea bag swap! <BR> <BR> HERE IS HOW IT WORKS: <BR> <BR> 1-Leave you name in a comment under this topic that you would like to join the one time swap. <BR> 2-Do this BEFORE or ON May 16. <BR> 3-I will then send write a post , telling you how many tea bags to send. <BR> 4-You will mail that number of tea bags to me at the address I provide ON or BEFORE the date state... Mon, 2 May 2016 18:55:09 EST MAY Birthdays <img src=""> <BR> We would like to celebrate with you! Post the day of he month that you were born, so we can send birthday greetings on that date! <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <BR> Hope your day is special! Mon, 2 May 2016 18:23:51 EST MAY Birthdays <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Do you have a birthday in May? We would all enjoy sending you birthday wishes on your special day. <BR> Please comment below as to when your birthday is <BR> <BR> <em>179</em> HAPPY BIRTHDAY! <em>144</em> Mon, 2 May 2016 18:17:10 EST Blessings, Burdens, and Victories! I have created this topic so that we might be encouraging one another.....and sharing what God is doing in our life. I hope that you will join in and share! <BR> We have an awesome God who loves us and cares for us! <BR> <BR> Can't wait to read what God is doing in your life! <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 20:04:41 EST APRIL BIRTHDAYS <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Is your birthday this month? We would sure like to celebrate with you! Please post your date of birth.....just the day -unless you want to share the year. <BR> <BR> Birthdays should be celebrated! Let us help make your day special! Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:57:42 EST MARCH BIRTHDAYS <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Is your birthday in March? If so, please let us celebrate with you! Looking in another post, I found a March 8 and March 9 birthday. <BR> <BR> I would like to start a new birthday list.....look for the post coming soon! <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARCH MEMBERS! Thu, 3 Mar 2016 02:38:33 EST TODAY -It Happened! 2016 I won our Cribbage game! <BR> ♤♡◇♧ <BR> Resisted making a high calorie dessert! <BR> Enjoyed NOT having to leave the house! <BR> And ....I started this post for 2016 Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00:37:23 EST What Bible verses did you read today? Luke 1:57-80 <BR> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 13:20:13 EST What exercise did you do today? Walk the dog. <em>200</em> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 13:17:08 EST Tea Related Words A-Z Aroma Mon, 15 Feb 2016 18:05:53 EST What are you Doing Today? 2016 Hope to see many of you posting. Come back and meet our sweet new leader, Bea. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 09:59:11 EST Welcome our new leader Please welcme QUILTINGBEAJ as our new leader. She is looking forward to having tea with you. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:21:45 EST There's no way to remove myself from the group trying to remove the group from my list by removing myself from the group. I can't find the remove button. anybody know how to do this? Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:30:46 EST What are you doing today? July, 2015 <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 00:02:29 EST What are you doing today? June, 2015 <img src=""> <BR> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 00:10:12 EST What are you doing today? May, 2015 <img src=""> Fri, 1 May 2015 00:05:14 EST What are you doing today? April, 2015 <img src=""> <BR> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:04:38 EST What are you doing today? March, 2015 <em>235</em> March! Sun, 1 Mar 2015 00:05:28 EST What are you doing today? February, 2015 <BR> <em>235</em> February! Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:02:44 EST What are you doing today? January, 2015 <em>235</em> 2015! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 00:10:31 EST What are you doing today? December, 2014 <em>199</em> December Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:47:15 EST What are you doing today? November, 2014 <em>199</em> November, the perfect month to concentrate on our blessings. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:59:44 EST What are you doing today? October, 2014 <em>235</em> October! Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:45:44 EST What are you doing today? September,, 2014 <em>235</em> September! I will soon be on my way to the beach with my two daughters. Have a happy and safe Labor Day. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:05:21 EST What are you doing today? August, 2014 <em>199</em> August! Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:38:20 EST I need prayer--asking for God's guidance ts been too long that Ive been doing this weight loss journey by myself. I need to turn this weakness over to God and hopefully God will take control. I cant do this by myself anymore. I dont have willpower to keep from eating all those unhealthy foods. Im getting tired and the motivation is getting less and less. I need God and those on sp to pray for me that there will be a divine interference in this matter. Im way too overweight to give up but my strength is declining. I dont want to give... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:36:51 EST What are you doing today? JULY, 2014 <em>235</em> July! <BR> <BR> Happy Canada Day ! <em>636</em> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 06:33:48 EST What are you doing today? June, 2014 <em>235</em> to the monh of June! Sun, 1 Jun 2014 00:01:10 EST What are you doing today? May, 2014 <em>235</em> May1 Thu, 1 May 2014 00:04:44 EST What are you doing today? April, 2014 <em>229</em> April! Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:40:37 EST What are you doing today? March, 2014 <em>235</em> March! Sat, 1 Mar 2014 00:04:21 EST Valentine's Day Countdown! Here is a little song for you Sisters...who walk by faith and not by sight! I wrote it YEARS ago, when I was just learning to stand on Proverbs 3:5,6...Trust in the Lord....He will direct your path! Might be a good work out song for you...but you need a red hat! ha ha <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.html </link> Sun, 2 Feb 2014 08:54:24 EST I am New to This Heavenly Group Good Morning Ladies, <BR> <BR> My name is Sharmelle but you may call me by my nick name Shar if you would like. I am a graphic artist, graphic designer, and photographer. And I write poetry sometimes. So I a constantly sitting down at my computer and I do get out to take photographs and do other things. <BR> <BR> I also have what you call familial spastic paraparesis which will have me in a wheal chair later on in my life I hope. I walk slow and cannot do much for exercise due to this. I ca... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 07:55:54 EST What are you doing today? February, 2014 Welcome February, 2014 <BR> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 00:04:18 EST Just got onboard the SparkPeople Train!! Toot Too Finally! I think I am going somewhere! Only been "on track" with this program for about 9 days, and have lost 5 lbs, feel great, and think there is light at the end of the tunnel...and this time it ISN'T another train! <em>43</em> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:02:49 EST What are you doing today? January, 2014 Welcome January, 2014 Wed, 1 Jan 2014 00:01:54 EST December Non-Scale Victory Challenge! Sometimes, at weigh in, the scale doesn't go in the right direction, or it stays stubbornly put! <BR> <BR> The scale is just one tool that we use to monitor our progress to better health and smaller dress sizes. There are other victories that we can celebrate -- sticking to an exercise program, fitting into smaller clothing, making healthy choices at the church potluck dinner. <BR> <BR> Let's take the time to share and celebrate these victories! <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Dec 2013 11:24:17 EST What are you doing today? December, 2013 <em>229</em> December! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 00:01:02 EST Reintroducing Myself Hi. So I'm not new but I wanted to reintroduce myself. I'm Kristy. I'm 33 yrs old & my husband & I are trying to conceive our first child. I know I need to work on loosing weight & being healthier for myself & any future children. I'm a little sad today because my ob/gyn said she really thinks I should work on loosing weight before getting pregnant. She is a very sweet lady & I totally expected her to say that but it still doesn't feel good to hear. :) I am choosing today to get back involved... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 17:08:39 EST Thankfulness Challenge for November! It's that time of year, when we give thanks for all of our blessings. For what are YOU thankful? Post here, and share! Fri, 1 Nov 2013 09:28:45 EST Welcome Susan, our new Team Leader <em>235</em> We welcome Susan (PGHP31CK) as a new Team Leader. Our team needs some fresh ideas and Susan is just the one to boost our great team. Thank you Susan! Fri, 1 Nov 2013 09:22:49 EST What are you doing today? November, 2013 <em>229</em> November! Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:20:54 EST What are you doing today? October, 2013 Welcome October! <em>465</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 00:06:05 EST FILL IN THE WORD Copy the whole list to your post, delete the answers and fill in your answer starting with the letter given. <BR> <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1.. A child's toy - action figures <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - aqua top <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - apple butter <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - anger <BR> <BR> 5. A film title - no idea, last movie I saw at the movie house was Driving Miss Daisy <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy from the supermarket - apricots <BR> <BR... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:26:58 EST Things in your kitchen A-Z Apple slicer Sun, 15 Sep 2013 16:05:49 EST What are you doing today? September, 2013 <em>235</em> September! Sun, 1 Sep 2013 00:01:48 EST What are you doing today? August, 2013 <em>235</em> August! Thu, 1 Aug 2013 00:04:59 EST my sweet love Jesus Just want to say hello and thank you for all your encouragements... Iam trying to figure out this wonder site. I raised six boys. I have been married for 36 years. Jesus Christ is my Lord..He has never let me down or forsook me.I love Him so,.I love to pray and worship...His word is a light to my path. Looking forward to meeting you all Jean Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:43:35 EST What are you doing today? July, 2013 <em>235</em> July! <BR> <BR> The ruby is the gem for July. <BR> The water lily is the flower. <BR> July Quotation <BR> <BR> "Just after the death of the flowers, <BR> And before they are buried in snow, <BR> There comes a festival season <BR> When Nature is all aglow.." <BR> <BR> <em>636</em> Happy Canada Day to our Canadian friends. May God continue to keep your land "glorious and free". Mon, 1 Jul 2013 00:01:13 EST What are you doing today? June, 2013 <em>235</em> June! Sat, 1 Jun 2013 00:04:26 EST Saying Good-bye Hello Team, first of all I want to say thanks for being such a great team, I appreciate you all, sadly this note is one that is not easy to pen but needs to be done, I am saying good-bye to you today as a team member, at least for now, you may ask me why, I lead 4 teams and need to put my focus back on those Teams I lead. There are not enough hours in the day to divide my time between so many teams and find myself today having to withdraw from some of the teams I participate in. You all will ... Fri, 17 May 2013 14:45:36 EST Goodmorning. New to the group. :) Hi. I'm restarting on sparkpeople. I have been on here before. I'm on again after gaining almost 10 pounds since Christmas. Part of it was stress from a miscarriage/ttc and part of it was a long distance move. Our internet was finally connected in our new home yesterday and I'm ready to have the scale start going down instead of up. I'm 5 feet tall and aiming for a goal weight of 115. I'm about 125 right now. Next week we are planning on buying a treadmill which will help me a lot. My biggest... Fri, 17 May 2013 10:48:02 EST New to Spark Hi...still trying to figure out how to work everything on this site. Fri, 3 May 2013 17:38:52 EST What are you doing today? May, 2013 Welcome May! Wed, 1 May 2013 00:01:55 EST Getting back on track Hi! I have been off sparkpeople since 2009 :( I am getting back on track and would appreciate as much encouragement as possible :) I have over 80 pounds to lose to be in a healthy range. Thanks for the support in advance :) Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:01:18 EST What are you doing today? April, 2013 Welcome April! Mon, 1 Apr 2013 06:19:57 EST prayer We all pray but do we wait for the answer or just go to our next prayer. Although our God knows our request well in advance he still needs to know he has our full attention. Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:55:59 EST Hebrews 12:1-3 endurance test When I think that I just can't take another disappointment, it is then that I remember that Jesus endured the cross and the pain connected with it for me. I need to keep my mind on eternity and not on the here and now of earth. This world is only home for a short time. Heaven and the unseen are forever. What a joyful thought. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:08:09 EST Good-bye Please remember that this word is a contraction of God Be With Ye. I've decidd that I need to curtail my computer/SparkTime significantly. I'm increasing my fitness activity, my local volunteering, and my Bible study time. Of course, then, something has to go to make room for these things. Plus my major Soark commitment now has to be the team I lead and the SparkRally being planned by the state team Missourians! I wish all of you Godspeed in your own journeys. Thank you for having been an imp... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 20:54:34 EST A to Z Easrer words Ascension <BR> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:10:51 EST What are you doing today? March, 2013 <em>229</em> March, 2013! <BR> <BR> Happy 4th Anniversary CLTT! This team has been around for four years. Thank you Margie for creating this great team. <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 05:38:19 EST Any job/work starting with E Boy, am I late getting this started this month! <BR> <BR> Electrician Sat, 16 Feb 2013 10:25:16 EST What are you doing today? February, 2013 <em>229</em> February! <BR> <BR> I will be leaving shortly for the stores. I am thankful that , most things on my list are on sale and I have coupons. I love when I have two coupons for the same item and the item is BOGO. Plus because of the buys I got yesterday I don't have much to get today. <BR> <BR> I am running a .little late. I like going places earlier in the morning. Have a great first day of February. Fri, 1 Feb 2013 06:17:23 EST Urgent prayer request Just admitted my 90year-old Dad to ICU with pneumonia. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 14:35:04 EST New to the group I just found this group and decided to join. Christian Ladies Tea Time sounds like a fun group. I have been with Sparkpeople for about a year and have made some success along with my many ups and downs. To make a long story short, I'm doing better and am ready for motivation and success. It is nice to have other Christians to share the journey with. Hope to get to know you better as time goes along. Take care, Eileen Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:37:15 EST Any work/job starting with D We're on a roll! Let's add in "D" since we're in a new month. <BR> <BR> Drummer in the Marine Crops Marching Band from Cam Pendleton, CA. <BR> <BR> Yep, I'm enjoying the Rose Parade! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:18:19 EST What are you doing today? January, 2013 Happy New Year! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 07:47:35 EST Any work/job that starts with C Let's try a new one for a new month. <BR> <BR> Cake decorator Sat, 1 Dec 2012 16:22:59 EST What are you doing today? December, 2012 <em>229</em> December! Sat, 1 Dec 2012 07:21:54 EST I'M Back First off sorry - it has been a long time but I am back with a vengeance <em>30</em> ! I have sure missed you guys but I am updating everything and changing others - if you followed me as myplan51 - I changed the name to kacisjourney. That is what it really is after all a journey! <em>224</em> <em>381</em> <em>426</em> <BR> Love to all <BR> <BR> Kaci Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:48:18 EST Any work starting with B Let's play. I'll start it - <BR> <BR> Baker Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:27:42 EST What are you doing today? November, 2012 Welcome to November! Thu, 1 Nov 2012 04:26:42 EST What are you doing today? October 2012 Looking forward to a great October. Keep us up on what you are doing so we can pray for one another. <BR> I sure love all you ladies! Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:46:25 EST Prayer guide: Praying for our Nations & Leaders! Let's join the 40 Days of prayer for the election! America and the nations of the world are in Crisis! <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Some ideals for Prayer targets: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Prayer: Lord, You are God of heaven and earth, and Lord of all the nations. Every person and every family owes their well-being to You, and You alone are the source of all blessings. more at: <link><BR>ica... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:40:06 EST Needing prayer I'm brand new to this SparkTeam--just joined it yesterday, and I have to say the timing couldn't be more perfect. <BR> <BR> Last night we received some disturbing news about our kids' school. (They currently go to a private Christian school that we love.) The news has upset us greatly, as it could mean pulling our kids from the school. My husband has called a meeting to see if the situation can be rectified, but if not, it will mean home-schooling. It's not something we want to do, but... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:07:46 EST No longer a grasshopper! I just started Spark People yesterday. I heard a message and realize it was all about me. I have always saw myself as insignificant. When the spies went into the promised land they saw themselves as grasshoppers and the inhabitants of the land as giants. How many times do we view life with the mindset that we are not intelligent,or strong enough,not enough will power...whatever we see as our lack. Are we more than .conquerors..We need to see ourselves as God sees us .Don't tell God how Big yo... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 03:33:45 EST Any work starting with the letter "A" Apple Sun, 1 Jul 2012 10:48:07 EST News that is frighting! News that is frighting! <BR> <BR> By Todd Starnes, FOX News Radio <BR> <BR> A Florida appeals court has ruled that Islamic law can be used to decide a civil case between a mosque and its former trustees, “extremely dangerous” decision. <BR> <BR> The state’s 2nd District Court of Appeal on Friday denied without comment a petition filed by the mosque, known as the Islamic Education Center of Tampa, which is challenging Hillsborough Circuit Judge Richard Nielsen’s ruling in March that ... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:01:20 EST Three Word Phrases Put on your thinking cap...there are many three word sayings or phrases. Tue, 29 May 2012 13:37:48 EST Prayer guide to copy and keep foryourself! More information about the ones we are praying for: <link><BR>age=Leaders </link> <BR> <BR> This is my own Prayer guide put together using the above link as a guide and a help. <BR> Jenny712 <BR> <BR> Prayer Guide For our Leaders, and Nation: <BR> Month--______ May God bless our Leaders and Nation! Prayer journal for the month of _______. <BR> <BR> Day <BR> 1 President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, and daughters. Praying for The Governor of your... Tue, 1 May 2012 11:17:44 EST Sorry, I goofed! I am so sorry. I made a new post which was suppose to go to another team. I took it off and changed the topic, but I think that is all I can do.....except go post it where it belongs. Please consider the source and forgive me fior such a thing. Wed, 4 Apr 2012 09:16:49 EST April Praying for our Leaders and Beloved Nation April May God bless our Leaders and Nation! <BR> <BR> April 1 President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, and daughters <BR> Praying for The Governor of your state! <BR> <BR> April 2 Vice President Joe Biden <BR> Praying for Your Senators <BR> <BR> April 3 Supreme Court <BR> Praying for Your Representative <BR> <BR> April 4 (Bill) and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State <BR> Praying for Your Mayors <BR> <BR> April 5 Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury <BR> Praying for Yo... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 01:58:23 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:44:36 EST Prayer request! Urgent! A friends Mother is dieing.She does not know the Lord. Most of her children our born again and love the Lord with all their hearts. she has seen their witness. YET! she still hold to her religion that is without Jesus. Please pray that her eyes our open before it is to late. HUGS! Jenny Wed, 7 Mar 2012 09:57:34 EST Let's pray He died! <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:00:44 EST March Intercession! Praying for our leaders! Intercession! How to Pray for Leadership <link><BR>d/prayer_guides/how_to_pray_for_leader<BR>ship.htm </link> and <link><BR>ercession_for_Leaders.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> March 1 President Barack Obama <BR> <BR> March 2 Vice President Joe Biden <BR> <BR> March 3 Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States and family <BR> <BR> March 4 Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State <BR> <BR> March 5 Timothy Geithn... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:36:22 EST A-Z God's Names and Tributes from the Bible A- Abba Father Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:15:14 EST Ooops Sorry posted under this topic by mistake <em>245</em> ... Have now posted under correct topic I wanted A-Z Valentine Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:29:41 EST Hello, I am new to this team... I am starting SP again and decided this time to join a group and get connected. My hope is that being connected and being accountable will help me be successful in my weight loss goals this time. I know God led me to this site in the first place, I have just not done my part and followed through and stuck with it... and here I am a year later and 8 lbs heavier. Having 2 hip surgeries in the last 5 months and previous inactivity due to the bad hips did not help, but Praise God I am now fix... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:14:22 EST February Challenge 2012 For the month of February, let's work on making one change in our lives that will help with our fitness/health. Maybe you have been slacking on drinking enough water. Do you need to be consistent in your exercise? Do you want to develop a new habit? Maybe you need to cut back on sugar. Whatever you decide, come here and be accountable to each other for the area that you want to change in the month of February. <BR> <BR> Don't forget that soon the January challenge will be over, but we still... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 03:00:59 EST What Missionary inspries you to do more for Jesus? To help you find that Missionary that has in the past inspired you; you need to look at a Mission time line link like this: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> What Missionary inspires you to do more for Jesus? <BR> Three of mine:Hudson Taylor, Fanny Crosby, and Issac Watts <BR> <BR> Hudson Taylor quotes of a great Missionary. <BR> <link><BR>on-Taylor-Quotes/ </link> <BR> <BR> Issac Watts --Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 2... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 19:25:55 EST Anybody Home? Please use this thread to let us know if you are active on this CLTT team. We would love to reach out to those that are here and active. If you aren't active here, let us know that as well. All that information helps us to make this team the best we can be. <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:03:30 EST What will you do for your Valentine in Jan.??? Work to get healthy. <BR> More exercise <BR> Eating right <BR> Just having fun and laughing more. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:35:15 EST What are you up to today? 2012 This is the thread to begin the new year. May you all have a blessed New Year's Eve and a great start in the new year as we strive to meet our goals for the glory of God! Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:38:25 EST January 2012 Challenge Many people enjoy starting on new goals at the beginning of the new year. One of those goals are often to lose weight. Of course we wouldn't likely be here if we didn't want to lose weight, or at least maintain the weight loss that we have had. <BR> This thread is to list YOUR weight loss goals for the month of January. I would suggest that you put your starting weight, then follow with dates for 4 weigh-ins according to the day of the week that you weigh yourself Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:31:55 EST Fresh Start Over the past few years I've known many of you using the username Gracenotes. Gracenotes2 is Gracenotes plus hubby working as a team Thos I'll be the one checking in. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:46:24 EST Stationary Bike I am wanting advice to help me find a workout plan to build up for a 12 mile bike ride. There is a coffee house that is 12 miles away from my home. I want to bike there and back this summer. I have looked online to find a plan to help build up my endurance. I can do 4 miles right now. I have found a plan for running and biking fast but nothing on how to increase distance. Does anyone have any suggestions? Wed, 21 Dec 2011 20:51:18 EST December 2011 Challenge Most people blow off December as far as weight loss goals are concerned. Everyone thinks they will start in January. But, how about getting a jump start on some of your goals? <BR> I would like to have a two pronged goal this month. <BR> #1 - exercise - Can you commit to 10 minutes a day of exercise for 31 days? I think that is doable for everyone. For instance - you can do squats while brushing your teeth. (2 minutes done) What about parking far away from the store entrance - That cou... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 16:18:22 EST Thankful for the Lord's strength I am thankful that the children were not with me when I had a flat tire on the freeway and that my daughter and myself got it changed with the Lord's strength. <BR> <BR> <BR> God helps me to fly like an eagle. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:22:44 EST Amazing God Stories My God is an amazing God. I have had a wonderful weekend. My husband and son and step son went to Iron Sharpens Iron. They came back in an amazing wonderful changed men. My step son who has not accepted Jesus spoke at church how he learned it is not to late to be forgiven and to forgive his Dad and to be forgiven from his Dad. All this happened when I had 13 kids from our church from the ages of 5 till 5th grade stay at our house and have a "campout". Today I lead a couple of kids to sal... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 21:06:38 EST Nocember 2011 Challenge With all Mariean had to do getting ready for her trip she took time to make us a November Challenge...thank you Mariean! <BR> <BR> <BR> November is probably my favorite month. That is the month I got married (30 years ago!) and my first child was born in November - also my last child was born in November. And Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, mainly because it hasn't been perverted. Christmas has Santa Clause, Easter has the Easter bunny - but how do you corrupt being Thankful? So, with... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:26:33 EST Quiz links! Add a quiz link! Your choice! Bible: <BR> <link><BR>_Proverbs/Strife.shtml </link> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:38:13 EST October 2011 challenge This month we are going to choose a streak. That means, you want to do something, for all 31 days of October. What do you need to work on? Use this thread to post your October streak challenge for yourself. Come back each day to post your progress. Let's support each other in reaching some of our goals. <BR> <BR> Some ideas might be: <BR> Drink 8 glasses of water each day. <BR> Exercise at least 10 minutes each day. <BR> No Soda this month. <BR> Eat at least 5 fruits and veggies each da... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 05:17:26 EST Praise Reports Praise the Lord that my prayers were answered, I put the call out yesterday and requested prayer, I was having intense pain in my body and had flu like symptoms...I really needed a touch from God as today I was to lead a Bible Study and Prayer meeting, Praise God after prayer my body responded all pain left and flu like symptoms were removed, today I lead the Bible study and Prayer meeting like nothing was ever wrong, To God be the Glory, Amen, Praise God! <em>296</em> <em>458</em> <em>304<... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 00:35:12 EST Christian Poetry The following poem makes you smile knowing that our God is watching over us and meeting all our needs, because, God Can.... <BR> <BR> God Can <BR> <BR> When you feel unlovable, unworthy and unclean, <BR> When you think that no one can heal you, <BR> Remember, Friend, <BR> God Can. <BR> <BR> When you think that you are unforgivable <BR> For your guilt and your shame <BR> Remember, Friend, <BR> God Can. <BR> <BR> When you think that all is hidden <BR> And no one can see within <BR> Re... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 18:43:05 EST Trivia questions...and Answers I like trivia. I like learning. Trivia questions make for an easy and quick way of learning. Too often we don't have the time to read much at one sitting. By having a trivia question, (and answer) we can learn a wide variety of things and it doesn't take much time. If you come across any trivia questions, please share them with us. It is amazing the little bits of information we can learn. If you know of a better way to display the answers, please let me know. Tue, 30 Aug 2011 01:45:00 EST September 2011 Challenge Wow! Where did the summer go? It is almost September and time again for a new challenge. These challenges are to help you to reach for your goals. <BR> This month we are going to go for a step/mile challenge. How many steps or miles do you want to make this month? They say that 10,000 steps is a healthy goal for each day. Are you a walker or runner? How many miles would you like to shoot for? Maybe you like doing other exercise - biking, DVD's, etc. Each 15 minutes of exercise will... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 06:10:52 EST new friends new team I am not new to sparkpeople just restarting and joining new teams to make new friends to share Jesus with and the power of His love, grace, truth and Holy Spirit and His cross. <BR> <BR> Thank you for having me. Thu, 4 Aug 2011 16:14:13 EST August 2011 challenge Today is already the 1st day of August! We are over half-way through the year! You set some goals at the beginning of this year, right? How about going back and revisiting them. What were they? What corrections do you need to make to achieve them? Are you ahead of your goals? Behing? Right where you should be? <BR> In order to help us refocus on our goals - one basic place that will help us reach those goals is to log that food. Yes, I know, it takes time. It is a hassle! But it is... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 18:15:32 EST Witnessing Hey guys! <BR> I have been recently deeply convicted about how much time i spend talking to people about things that really don't matter, knowing they are not saved. as a result, i started to witness. We have been using our home as a 'distribution center of grace' for a couple of months. most effectively, we've been able to witness to 2 ladies, Mindy and Melissa. Mindy is a seventh day adventist, and Melissa is all over the place, but was raised Methodist. Both are very open to the gospel. <B... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 11:29:16 EST Chat Room: Sharing Your Thoughts Hi Everyone, I shared this blog with another Team and feel it may help someone today who needs a boost or some encouragement , hope this helps! <BR> <BR> Just when you think you can't press forward remember what God has said to us His children Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me...It is through God that we can, we can do it, remember the Footprints in the Sand Poem, we can look back and see one set of footprints reminding us when we were going through the ... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 00:26:31 EST VBS I helped teach "Missions" in Vacation Bible School" this week. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 23:40:28 EST One Year Sparkversary I just CAN'T SAY ENOUGH thank you's to all my SparkFriends and TEAMS for the wonderful and AWESOME support this last year!!!! I posted a video blog documenting my year with this WONDERFUL website! <BR> <BR> Love and hugs, and looking forward to another year with SP--maintaining my weight loss and reaching new goals!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:58:39 EST July 2011 challenge Time to think about those fruits and veggies! We eat far too few. This is a good time of year where we have great fruits and veggies available. For the month of July set a goal as to how many fruits and veggies you will eat this month. At least 5 a day is recommended. So with 31 days in July that would be 155 fruits and veggies. Use this thread to put your goal total down for the month and count down to the end of the month. Also, feel free to list the ones you ate. Perhaps that will ... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 13:52:54 EST Things or Thoughts about July 4th America Mon, 20 Jun 2011 07:17:43 EST Hi, I'm new.... Hi everyone, I am Sherri. I live in Jacksonville, FL. I am a middle school teacher. I am out for the summer and have taken all my vacations in the first two weeks. Now, it is time to tackle this weight. I have 84 lbs to lose. I seem to always lose some over the summer, only to gain it (and then some) back when the hectic life of school begins. I really want this to be the year. I am 39 and I would really like to lose this weight by my birthday in April. I have two wonderful children tha... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 07:05:57 EST June 2011 challenge It is hard to belive that June is just around the corner! With that in mind, it is time for another monthly challenge. How many minutes do you exercise in a month? Could you increase it? Wouldn't you like to see some of your goals met in regards to weight loss? This is one way we can contribute to reaching that goal. Post here the number of minutes you would like to shoot for in the month of June. Remember, If you don't have a goal to shoot for, you will reach it every time. If you f... Fri, 27 May 2011 06:29:35 EST Skin Cancer? I went to the doctor yesterday and was told I may have skin cancer. I will have to wait at least two weeks to find out. By God's grace, I'm doing ok. I doing my best to swich from the SAD(standard American diet) to a RAW diet as much as possible. My doctor is a Christian who also had skin cancer more than once. He says "Prayer and Diet" healed I'm gonna do my best to ATTACK the throne too! <BR> <BR> Could y'all pray for me? Sat, 21 May 2011 11:25:01 EST It's 3:06 AM I have been born again for almost 40 years. The Lord and I have scaled so many spiritual mountains together and I have had countless victories. But, oh, this weight thing!! Every morning I think, "Today!". But every night seems to end with me sadly putting my head on the pillow in defeat. I worked so hard last year to lose 12 pounds, but I've put them all back on again. I know His power is there, but it's like I say, "Lord, would You leave the room while I eat this and You can come back... Tue, 17 May 2011 06:11:06 EST Memorial Day thoughts or words A to Z Armed Forces Day is the 21st and Memorial Day the 30th. Lets do words or thoughts about these dedicated soldiers. I made it A to Z to cause us to think. Mon, 16 May 2011 10:12:59 EST Anything you like A to Z I saw this on another team - <BR> <BR> This is anything at all that you like - going from A - Z. <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 May 2011 10:14:03 EST May Challenge Wow! Another month before us! You all get the challenges I pick according to how I am struggling! So, May is water month! Now that the weather is getting warmer, it might be easier to get in those 8 glasses of water per day. Come here and post your water daily to help keep you and your team mates on track. Maybe you can also share ideas on what you do to remind yourself to drink up! Maybe you want to set a goal - for example if you drink 8 glasses of water a day, times 31 days in May, yo... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 09:12:49 EST Reached Goal Hi to everyone! I LOVE Sparkpeople and the WONDERFUL fact that Jesus used this website to help me reach goal yesterday. I'm thrilled beyond words. Please see my blog for a HUGE thank you note for ALL the support!!!!!! Sparkers are the ABSOLUTE best people ever! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4153175 </link> <BR> <BR> Hugs to you all! Sat, 9 Apr 2011 10:13:33 EST Workouts for the Wii Does anyone do workouts with the Wii game console? I see they have a few and was wondering if any are good workouts..... Thanks <BR> <BR> Dana Fri, 8 Apr 2011 17:53:04 EST Hello from Wadsworth , IL Hi! God is so wonderful. I was having a down moment tonight and though I'm part of several spark teams, I was hungering for the companionship of fellow sisters in Christ. I just typed Christian in the team wizard and was reading through the variety of teams when this one drew me in. Thank you God ! <BR> <BR> I'm 55, married 34 years and have one grown son 27 who lives about an hour away. I'm a native southerner but DH's job brought us to the northern burbs of Chicago in 1999 and we have... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 01:57:01 EST I'm SO glad I found this team ! Hello-My name is Leah and I live in beautiful Port Angeles, Washington. I am SO happy to have found this team ! I love my LORD and do so love my tea ! One of my most precious times of the day is when I do my devotions and sip my tea. <BR> <BR> Blessings to all ! Wed, 6 Apr 2011 16:38:47 EST April Challenge Hello Ladies! <BR> <BR> When thinking about a challenge or new goal for the month of April, I looked over the team goals. It looks like we do pretty good in most areas. However, there is one hugely lacking. That is staying within our calorie goals. <BR> <BR> I know this is a lot of work. It means logging your food so you know what you are eating. It means planning ahead so you don't go over your calories. It means a huge amount of self-control in being able to say no to ourselves. <BR> ... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 07:01:03 EST I'm Erin from Bettendorf, Iowa. I'm new! Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Erin from Bettendorf, Iowa. I'm fairly new to this team. Glad to be a part of it. I joined SP in 2010. I love it. I got laid off of my full time job recently. I'm looking for another job. No luck yet. I design jewelry. I'm trying to build up my inventory so I can sell some to make alittle extra money. I have a sparkpage called I have a few of my designs posted. Let me know what you think. I love working with my hands. Any enco... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:52:49 EST Exercise & Nutrition One thing that helps us with our weight loss goals is to be accountable. This thread is to list your exercise and nutrition. How you do that is up to you - whatever helps you. I will post how I like to list it and you may follow that format if you wish. It would be great if you came back each day to let us know what you are doing. It might give others ideas and encouragement. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 07:40:36 EST Weigh-in This thread is to use for weighing in. Accountability is a huge help in achieving our goals. Please follow the fomat on this thread - you can copy and paste. Then update your own personal weight weekly. Rather than reposting each time, go back and edit your post. If you are confused, I will post my own personal thread above this one. <BR> <BR> Starting weight: <BR> Weigh in day: <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> Week 2 <BR> Week 3 <BR> Week 4 <BR> Week 5 <BR> Week 6 <BR> Week 7 <BR> Week 8 <BR> We... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 07:03:10 EST one more question Ladies, <BR> When I get a message that I've been added as a friend, what does that mean and how do I add friends? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for the help! Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:41:32 EST Name an Animal, Insect, or Fish A to Z A - Antelope Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:38:40 EST Name an Animal, Insect, or Fish A to Z A - Antelope Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:10:39 EST Trivia Discussion One of the ways to stay motivated on SparkPeople and to continue to learn and challenge ourselves is by playing Trivia daily for 3 Spark Points. <BR> <BR> So, I thought it might be fun to help each other along by discussing questions and answers that we either get wrong, right, or a question we thought was interesting. <BR> <BR> Remember this is meant to be fun, motivating, and helpful!! Don't get hung up on getting wrong answers - this is a great way to learn and continue getting to know ... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 18:28:09 EST Give A Goodie On Double Or Triple Numbers Teresa introduced this on another team. I thought it could be fun. <BR> <BR> Add 1 to the previous post and, when you get a double number (ex., 22, 202) or a triple number (ex. 2,000) you go to a friend's page and leave them a goodie. It's fun and I'm sure you're going to love it! <BR> Tue, 8 Mar 2011 18:06:48 EST Good morning Good morning all. I am glad to see this particular team. It is hard enough in life to struggle with daily issues such as trying to lose weight, but to be in an area that isn't particularly a Christian environment makes things much more difficult! <BR> <BR> To tell you a little about myself: <BR> My name is Jani Rogers and I am a mother of three (ages 21, 19, & 18) and a wife of 22 years. I have always been thin, even after having my children, but when I was 27 years old I had a total hyst... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 10:44:06 EST March 2011 goals It is getting closer to spring - really! Even if we have all had some unusual winter weather. So, as we get closer to spring, hopefully we are also getting closer to our goals. It is time to make some specific goals for March and strive to achieve them. Keep them in focus. Maybe write them on a sticky note and post them around your home to remind you daily. <BR> Stop by here and let us know what your March goals are and how you plan to reach them! Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:32:25 EST One more question When I look at your sparkpages & blogs, I see all these pretty "wallpapers" on your pages. <BR> How do you get them? My sparkpage is too plain. <BR> <BR> Thank in advance for the advice. Maybe one of these days, I'll be able to answer someone's question instead of always being the one asking. <em>41</em> Sat, 26 Feb 2011 08:20:27 EST Prayer request for my husband My husband, Keith, is suffering terribly from some problems that resulted from diverticulitis last month. Please pray that his pain will ease, and he'll get better. <BR> <BR> Thank you! Fri, 25 Feb 2011 18:23:54 EST Hello My name is Autumn. I am a mother of 2 boys, wife for 9 yrs-- will be 10yrs in march-- to my dear hubby. I live in Mississippi. Jesus is my King!!!! Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:46:25 EST Hello, I am new to this team! Hello everyone, I just joined this team yesterday. But, this is the first time that I posted. My name is Linda and I am starting over on this weight lose journey and I have a LONG way to go. I have decided to take small goals and accomplish one goal at a time. Hope everyone is having a good day! Fri, 11 Feb 2011 15:38:16 EST How do you send a goodie to someone? I can't seem to find out how to send those cute little goodies. I have points to spend and can't stand not spending them. Thanks for the help! Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:55:33 EST Prayer Request 4! Hi Team! I have a prayer request,the team that I help Lead Journey to a New You,our newest Co-Leader Jodi has been given very bad news about her Brother In Law suffered a massive heart attack yesterday and survived through THursday evening and still has not woke up from a coma.Could you please send some prayers for the family dealing with this,he is only 43 years old.I believe in the power of prayer,I have seen the power of prayer on Spark People many times.Thank you very much.God Bless You a... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:31:35 EST Good morning My name is Connie, and I live in the southern tip of Indiana. I'm 56 and have been battling with my weight for the past 26 years. I used to blame it on "baby weight", but since my daughter is 26, that's no longer a good excuse. It's February 1st, and I'm starting anew. My goal is to achieve a healthier me. I know that on my own, I cannot do this, but only with God's help. So I decided to seek out a christian team and have been reading over your posts. If you'll have me, I'd love to be a... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 08:26:28 EST February 2011 Goals It is that time again to revisit your January goals and make necessary adjustments and plan for February. Remember, if you don't make a goal - you will hit it every time. <BR> A goal without a plan is just a wish. <BR> Let's work this month on at least one thing to move us farther on our journey to better health. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:02:40 EST good morning good morning dear ladies, <BR> hope you are all well this fine friday morning and that your week has gone well. Keep up the good work through the weekend and don't get bogged down if and when things don't go as expected. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us Philippians 4:13. <BR> Have a Blessed weekend in the Lord. <BR> Petra <em>247</em> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:18:58 EST Jesus Is My... Savior Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:34:58 EST Hello My name is Petra and I am new here as of today. I am 44 years old, married 21 years with 3 kids. My goal is to lose some weight to feel better overall and help keep my blood sugars under better control. Looking forward to getting started and giving as well as receiving much needed encouragement. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:31:53 EST Things or Thoughts that Motivate A to Z A-Avoid negative people and things Sat, 22 Jan 2011 11:07:04 EST Do you have a New Year's resolution? My resolution this year is one word: REST. You can read about it here: <BR> <link><BR>5/rest/ </link> <BR> <BR> I'd love to hear about yours... <BR> <em>185</em> Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:28:05 EST Hello everyone I am minimommc, and I am hoping to support others and receive support as I walk the pilgrim's path and increase my health. Mon, 27 Dec 2010 23:30:18 EST A - Z New Years Thoughts or Things A - A new start! Sun, 26 Dec 2010 09:31:56 EST Greetings! Hi, I am totally new to this team and just came across you today. SparkPeople has so much going on a person could get dizzy! The other team I joined less than 2 weeks ago is the 28 Day Challenge and that has really helped me by giving me focus. I have found that it is not as easy as it once was losing the weight now that I am over 50..ugh. But my theme is...if not now, when??? I am looking forward to getting to know this team better and thank you so much for the welcome, Sandie! Sun, 12 Dec 2010 13:20:12 EST December goals Most people blow off December as far as weight loss goals are concerned. Everyone thinks they will start in January. But, how about getting a jump start on some of your goals? List your goals here and come back daily to report how you are doing. <BR> <BR> My goals for December are to be able to change my icon from "lost 30 pounds" to "lost 40 pounds". I also want to come here each day and report my calorie intake and see myself stay in my calorie range at least 6 days a week. I want to (... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:13:37 EST Did anyone watch Dr. Phil today-the 17-day diet? Dr. Phil discussed a new book today called the 17-day diet. I would not normally be interested, because as Dr. Phil says, he's hesitant to use the word diet, it has to be a lifestyle choice. BUT, every 17 days, you do something different, change it up, so that you don't get bored, AND supposedly so that there are no plateaus. That is what caught my eye. It makes sense. ??? And I usually respect what Dr. Phil has to say. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 16:30:28 EST Hi! I'm new to this team. I have been with SparkPeople for about 6 weeks, but there is so much here that I haven't figured it all out yet. Decided to look for a Christian team to join and this one sounded like it fits me perfectly. I'm conservative, Christian and I drink tea all day! Also, wanted a team just for ladies. I'm excited to be part of your team. Looking forward to meeting many of you! Thanks for having me. Sun, 28 Nov 2010 13:07:02 EST Game: A to Z ~ Double Letter NAMES <em>255</em> <em>494</em> <em>255</em> <em>494</em> <em>255</em> <em>494</em> <em>255</em> <em>494</em> <em>255</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Okay, my fun loving, game-playing Teammates, here is a new game to test your thinking. <BR> <BR> Double letter names of people or places! <BR> <BR> People names can be any combination of first, middle, &/or last! <BR> <BR> The first letter of your entry must follow alphabetically the first letter of the preceding entry. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 16:49:20 EST Game: A to Z ~ Double Letter NAMES <em>255</em> <em>494</em> <em>255</em> <em>494</em> <em>255</em> <em>494</em> <em>255</em> <em>494</em> <em>255</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Okay, my fun loving, game-playing Teammates, here is a new game to test your thinking. <BR> <BR> Double letter names of people or places! <BR> <BR> People names can be any combination of first, middle, &/or last! <BR> <BR> The first letter of your entry must follow alphabetically the first letter of the preceding entry. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 13:01:55 EST I Got It. I got my first Christmas card today. <BR> Thanks Autumn. <BR> Have anyone else received any? <em>247</em> <em>252</em> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 21:05:35 EST Game: Spit or Swallow <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a game some of y’all might be familiar with from other SP teams. A precious teammate recently started a “Spit or Swallow” thread with the following instructions. “In this game, leave a post of a food or drink (or if you're really creative, a recipe). The next person to post answers with whether they'd spit it out or swallow it. Feel free to ... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 19:06:26 EST FYI or Trivia Facts I think it is fun as well as interesting to learn little facts. Let's post some interesting facts or trivia that we come across. I love the fact that we are never too old or too smart to learn something new. Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:06:37 EST Hello My name is Teressa and I live in Mississippi. <BR> <BR> I'm a 46 year old married, Christian and I'm looking forward to getting to know you all an being inspired and to be and inspiration. <BR> <BR> I have 3 grown sons, no daughers, 2 step children and 1 step/granson. <BR> I was invited to the team by my dear Sis/Friend Dorothy. Sun, 24 Oct 2010 20:13:31 EST 5K Walk/Run Wearing A Skirt Has anyone entered a 5k race wearing a skirt? If you have what was the reaction from everyone else? <em>41</em> Sat, 23 Oct 2010 22:41:09 EST I'm Marci, I'm new Hi ladies. Hope you can help me in this endeavor to lose weight and get healthy. I only joined christian teams so I don't need chose my words carefully. I can talk about my walk with the Lord and know you understand what I mean. God has blessed my husband and I so immensely but my husband defiantly doesn't understand my issues with food as he has great self-control and is very fit. When he's sitting at the table eating his oatmeal and having his quiet time in the morning, I'm out in the kitch... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 19:44:42 EST A 'Bee' for Bible Believers <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I sure do like the idea of this type of "Bee"! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>spx?id=1212138 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> Sat, 23 Oct 2010 01:40:57 EST I need ideas for a ladies day social activity Where I go to church is having a ladies day. I need to lead the group in a 30-45 minute activity. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Thu, 21 Oct 2010 20:08:05 EST A to Z words ending in "ed"! <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> attained <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> Mon, 11 Oct 2010 19:51:09 EST A to Z words ending with "ing"! <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> attaining <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> Mon, 11 Oct 2010 19:49:30 EST Eating Out I was so emotional last night on my date, and I was wondering if I would choose to eat moderately, or if I would want to find comfort in FOOD and stuff myself. We went to a nice restaurant on the lake, and I chose a French Dip sandwich [no cheese or sauteed veggies] with Waffle fries. I hadn't had fries in MONTHS. I immediately took 1/2 the sandwich and 2/3 of fries and put them on another plate, until she brought my 'to go' box. Then I VERY slowly ate the 1/2 sandwich and 1/3 of fries. ... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 09:47:37 EST Peri-Menopause Ladies, please read my blog. I COVET your prayers to get me through these VERY emotional days! I feel so helpless and SO need Jesus! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3699897 </link> Thu, 7 Oct 2010 17:53:04 EST Game: Word Association banana Mon, 4 Oct 2010 23:23:03 EST Reminder! <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! <BR> <BR> If you haven’t had your 2010 mammogram, please <em>227</em> what you are doing & pick up that telephone & schedule an appointment. <BR> <BR> There is such peace of mind in having regular mammograms. Please do it for yourself – you will be glad you did! <BR> <BR> Be blessed! <BR> <BR> Ima <BR> <BR>... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 22:12:56 EST October goals I am sorry I didn't get this thread started earlier. Mona, maybe you want to copy and paste what you listed under September and put it here. Also, maybe all can go back under the September goals and read through what you had for goals and list there what you actually did and goals you may have reached. Sun, 3 Oct 2010 15:49:52 EST Oatmeal - How do you like yours? <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This thread idea comes from another of my SP teams. I thought it interesting to learn possible new ways to enjoy our oatmeal. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <em>481</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I like my oatmeal hot, hot, hot with bran flakes cooked in it & ... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 14:53:16 EST Hauser Diet Anyone ever heard of the Hauser diet? I just bought the book. I became aquainted with prolotherapy a number of years back and learned a little about the Hauser clinic, although I didn't go there. Having read some of the book, I'm interested. Just wondering if anyone else had used this. Fri, 1 Oct 2010 07:46:54 EST Problem Triggers <BR> I KNOW that one of my problem triggers is TIREDNESS! Last night I got home from the pie contest and I was SO, SO tired. I'd only eaten a cup of soup and a piece of whole grain bread w/a few crackers for supper; and a VERY moderate dessert at the pie contest; so when I got home I was REALLY hungry! Instead of either brushing my teeth and going to bed [since I was exhausted!] or making some oatmeal or a piece of toast with natural peanut butter, I opted for JUNK--2 oz of sun chips [260 ca... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 07:25:41 EST Last fruit or vegetable eaten by you? <em>4</em> split-pea soup with carrots, celery, & bell pepper among other yummy ingredients <em>4</em> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 19:22:30 EST Working my SparkList Guess what, precious friends! I'm entering the Bayfield Apple pie/dessert contest on Thursday. I'm pretty excited. This was one of the things on my SparkList and I've wanted to do it for many years. And NOW because of SP, I'm doing it! Not procrastinating! Not just having good intentions, but ACTUALLY putting feet to my desires! :-))) I will be making the Traditional Apple Pie and the 1st prize winner from each category gets a pottery pie plate from Eckel's Pottery in Bayfield. <BR> <BR> Th... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 07:06:49 EST Our HOPE Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Ps. 27: 14 <BR> <BR> wait: to look eagerly for; direct the attention to something; to consider; to examine with great ardor of desire and prompt zeal. <BR> <BR> As we EAGERLY look to the LORD for our everything, our hearts will be strengthened and our lives empowered. <BR> <BR> Ps. 147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. <BR> <BR... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:09:18 EST Question about getting points How do you get your points for purchasing The Spark? When I go to my Spark points page it only has a place to order the book, not a place to record that you have already bought the book. Sat, 25 Sep 2010 16:51:00 EST Psalm 145 "They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness." <BR> <BR> ABUNDANTLY--in LARGE quantities and plentifully <BR> <BR> This verse confirms what we need to be doing every moment of every day--abundantly praising Him for His GREAT goodness and singing of His righteousness. <BR> <BR> May He hear our praises today. Sat, 25 Sep 2010 10:51:54 EST Prayer Request for one of my church families.... A dear lady, Leandra Johnston, from church went home to be with the Lord last night. She lost her fight against cancer. Asking for prayer for the family ~ her dear husband, Bill Johnston and her children and grandchildren... Her daughter, Kelly, is taking it really hard and needs extra prayer. Her mother was her BEST FRIEND! She helped her with her 5, laundry, homeschooling...they were hardly ever apart during the daytime. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your prayers! Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:24:44 EST Such a BLESSING! <link> </link> Fri, 24 Sep 2010 09:18:58 EST Carefully Track Reasons for Eating One of the exercises in The Spark was to carefully track reasons for eating & anticipate problem triggers. These are my triggers for emotional eating: <BR> <BR> 1. Tired <BR> 2. Marital challenge <BR> 3. That time of the month <BR> 4. Feeling bored or lonely--rarely do I feel this way! :-))) <BR> <BR> Now I'm going to work at coming up with a plan during these times. Any ideas for combating the enemy when I'm plagued with these potentially problematic triggers? Thu, 23 Sep 2010 15:40:54 EST A to Z Healthy Snacks There are lots of healthy snacks. Sometimes, we fauil to realize just how many are available. Let's help out our team mates and list as many as we can. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 13:28:26 EST AS a man THINKS Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses. <BR> <BR> - Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> I may not agree with all that this man taught, but this is very good. The WORD says that as a man thinks, so is he. How are you cultivating seeds of expectation in your mind today? Embracing the word of the LORD is so key to us becoming victorious for a lifetime. <BR> <BR> "My ... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:17:48 EST Encouragement from The Spark <BR> Today I read for about 2 hours while traveling and I LOVED this paragraph and was SO, so thrilled that I think I've shifted into this thinking mode! TOTALLY rejoicing in God's abundant grace! <BR> <BR> "Our view of maintenance is unlike traditional diets, where people spend a limited period depriving themselves of calories, including most of the foods they love. Since they haven't developed a new lifestyle and are probably still secretly pining for these "bad" foods, they're likely to... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 20:57:07 EST Psalm 104 & Psalm 105 I was blessed listening to Ps. 104 on my walk yesterday and Psalm 105 today. Hope these verses bless you: <BR> <BR> Psalm 104:14He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; <BR> <BR> 15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart. <BR> <BR> 24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full o... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 22:00:19 EST hello, user unfriendly my name is diane, unfortunately i have zero computer skills. I would love to join conservative christian ladies tea time, but can not figure out how to do it. If there is anyone patient enough to help me, i would greatly appreciate it... i've lost 50 lbs. and have kept it off for a year and a half, but have struggled losing and gaining ten pounds in the meantime. I still have 30 lbs to go. am hoping and praying some christian encouragement would be edifying and helpful. thank you Sat, 11 Sep 2010 20:56:31 EST What were you doing the morning of 9-11-01 I was doing read-alouds with my boys when my husband called and told me the news of the Twin Towers. It was a day that I will NEVER forget! Such incredible grief! I think I cried for 2 weeks! Sat, 11 Sep 2010 10:34:46 EST Measuring success I was reading a SparkEmail today and continued reading the article and loved this: <BR> <BR> "Take out a pair of pants that fit snugly before you began your new, healthy habits. Are you able to ease into them, when before you had to sit (or lie) down and yank them up your legs? This is a sure sign of progress toward a leaner you! " <BR> <BR> My size 12's that I could barely pull up my legs and had at least a 5 inch gap from snapping them are NOW fitting comfortably! The scale seems to move... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 06:46:36 EST Titus 3 Today in Bible time we read in Titus 3: <BR> <BR> 4But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, <BR> <BR> 5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; <BR> <BR> 6Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; <BR> <BR> 7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. <BR> <B... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 14:14:33 EST Hello from Washington my name is Lynette and I came upon this web site after praying that I would find something helpful for me in my attempt to lose some weight. I was pleasantly surprised by this site. Then to find a group of women who love Jesus, how good can it get. There seems a lot to learn here, but I really think this an answer to prayer. <BR> About me: I have been married 30 years have 3 married daughters, expecting my first grandchild in Jan. and I have a 14 year old son at home. I work part time, an... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 01:02:14 EST Hello from Washington my name is Lynette and I came upon this web site after praying that I would find something helpful for me in my attempt to lose some weight. I was pleasantly surprised by this site. Then to find a group of women who love Jesus, how good can it get. There seems a lot to learn here, but I really think this an answer to prayer. <BR> About me: I have been married 30 years have 3 married daughters, expecting my first grandchild in Jan. and I have a 14 year old son at home. I work part time, an... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 00:57:45 EST URGENT PRAYER REQUEST ! Little girl one year old drank lamp oil is unresponsive on the way to hospital pray for a miracle and please pray for parents ! THANK YOU! Tue, 7 Sep 2010 17:14:57 EST Biblical Self-Talk I'm reading chapter 8 of The Spark and got to the Action step about Motivational techniques. Somehow just giving myself a 'pep' talk apart from the Spirit of God and the WORD of God, seems to leave me empty and powerless. So I asked the LORD to help me come up with some biblical self-talk motivational techniques. <BR> <BR> I came up with 11 but there are CERTAINLY thousands I could use! :-) Would love to hear any of the ones the LORD has given to you. BTW, I'm printing these on card stock, ... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 11:05:45 EST Romans 8 Just got back from my 4 mile walk!!!! <em>244</em> I'm so excited that I did it within my new time goal!!!! Oh, the air was crisp and the sun warming! It was just a thoroughly enjoyable time with the LORD! As I walked I was thinking about this scripture: <BR> <BR> "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, WHO can be against us?" <BR> <BR> Satan is so desirous to trip us up at every turn, BUT GOD IS FOR US! He will NOT allow us to be tempted beyond what we are able!... Sun, 5 Sep 2010 09:36:01 EST Daily Motivation I'm doing MAJOR cleaning and reorganizing today getting ready for Tuesday. One of our boys moved out and another is off to school so we're rearranging things and utilizing our space better. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I found this notebook when I was cleaning. I THINK I wrote these down after reading Beck's Diet Solution but not sure. <BR> <BR> My advantage 'cards' for losing weight: <BR> 1. I'll look better <BR> 2. I'll have more energy for my family <BR> 3. I'll be healthier <BR> 4. I won't h... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 16:47:35 EST Hi from the Northwoods My name is Susan and I'm SO tickled to find yet another wonderful Christian team! I LOVE tea time!!! :-) Blessings to you all and I look very forward to getting to know you. Wed, 1 Sep 2010 11:31:16 EST September Goals This is a thread to list your September goals. Your goals are for you to achieve your exercise and nutrition goals for the month. They can also be personal goals in your spiritual life. <BR> <BR> List your goals and let us encourage each other throughout the month. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 07:52:14 EST 5 Things To Thank God For I thank God for 1. Family, 2. Friend's, 3. Gift of Salvation,4. My Grandkids, 5. My Church Family.. <BR> <BR> God has blessed me/us with so much. The best and most important gift God's Son gave us is our Salvation. What an awesome gift, I can't think of a better gift than that. Amen, PTL! <BR> <BR> There is much more than 5 things I listed that one can be thankful for but I encourage you to think about 5 things that will at least get you started.. <BR> <BR> God's blessings on your Sunda... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 05:06:43 EST School Things A-Z A- apple (for the teacher) Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:59:52 EST Great Book to Add to your reading list. I should post this on the 40s-50s group, but I'm reading a book by Paul Tripp called "Lost in the Middle-Midlife and the Grace of God." Sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, very real, full of comfort from scripture. Has been a great reminder for me about who is in control and how the Lord plans my story and not me. Anyone in midlife struggles who wants to refocus on what is important should read this book. Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:50:48 EST ABC Tips ABC Tips <BR> <BR> Follow the alphabet and post a tip starting with that letter. It can be a healthy eating or living tip, a food tip or whatever you would like to share in the realm of a tip that will make life better for us. This will be fun as well as informative. Wed, 21 Jul 2010 08:30:35 EST Introducing Ima! <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>652</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>652</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> , Sandie & Meg, for your cordial reception of me to this team. I appreciate y’all having taken the time to help me feel welcomed! <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>652</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>652</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> Hello, my new Teammates! <BR> <BR> In a sentence ... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:24:57 EST points until your next trophy Post daily as to how many points you need until you hit your next trophy (upper right corner under My Sparkpoints.) <BR> <BR> 3,099 Sat, 17 Jul 2010 03:49:51 EST Free Answers In Genesis Video Download This is a link to a free full-length video by Answers In Genesis -- enjoy! <link><BR>ownload_offer.aspx?utm_source=AiGSuper<BR>Specials&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign<BR>=SS07142010 </link> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:06:00 EST Conga Line of Words Here's a fun game that should keep us busy. <BR> <BR> Post a word. You use the "last two letters" of the word I posted, in order to start your word. <BR> <BR> For example, here's a sample of five posts <BR> 1st word - people <BR> Next post - legume <BR> Next post - message <BR> Next post - gel <BR> Next post - eletric <BR> <BR> First word is <BR> <BR> strategIC <BR> <BR> (The next person who posts....start with "IC".) <BR> <BR> Let's get out those dictionaries and have fun te... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 21:06:46 EST Change a word The person posts two words which go together. The next person keeps one of the words and changes the other. <BR> <BR> For example: Hot Dog could be replaced by Hot Tip, or Hound dog. <BR> <BR> I'll start it off with: <BR> <BR> exercise bike <BR> <BR> Have fun with this game and lets come up with as many new "two words, change one", as we can. <BR> <BR> <BR> excercise bike Wed, 14 Jul 2010 21:02:50 EST Hello! I'm New and excited to be here! Hello ladies! Truth be told there are SO many awesome teams to join on Spark I've joined several and am now getting around to introducing myself, posting, huddling, etc. This seems like a great, encouraging place to be myself in. Thank you for that! I look forward to being here! Prayers and blessings to you! Fri, 9 Jul 2010 15:09:40 EST Initial Game We played this on another team and it was fun. Rules: It is harder than it looks! Copy and paste the questions, erase the previous answers and enter yours. Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the questions. They have to be real places, names, or things. Nothing Made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same1st initial. You can't use your name for the boy / girl name question. <BR> Tue, 6 Jul 2010 15:18:10 EST Gluten-free info and recipes Share with us any gluten-free information or recipes. Some info may not be new to you, but we can share for those who may need the info. Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:28:09 EST Summer things A-Z Air-conditioning (thank you Jesus) Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:25:55 EST My Special Rainbow for Today Life has plenty of rainbows. There is not a day goes by that we can't find a "Rainbow". So each day (or whenever you can) post something positive. Perhaps some unexpected way God has blessed you. You will realize just how many "Rainbows" you have every day! <BR> Sat, 19 Jun 2010 19:12:08 EST Lets ask Spark for a praying emoticon support this thread on the site/technical message board <link><BR>oard.asp?imboard=5&imparent=20052703 </link> if you want one too. It would help if you shared the link with friends through status updates, blog posts, posting on other teams and bumping this thread. We can do it! Fri, 18 Jun 2010 09:47:46 EST Resting in the Lord Hi! My name is Janice Snow. I have been a widow for 12 years. Prior to that I was a stay at home mom for 32 years. I have 5 children, 2 of which are married and the 3rd plans to take that step next spring. When my husband passed away I had 4 children at home. They have since finished high school and college and are gainfully employed. During the past 12 years I have really come to know the Lord and who He is.. I am learning to rest in Him and let Him control my life. I work as an LPN... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 13:25:08 EST Things About Father's A-Z We did Mother's now let's concentrate on Father's and things that remind us of them or tell us something about them. Father's Day is June 20th Tue, 1 Jun 2010 08:21:16 EST Have a Pedometer? Post your steps (or miles) Today I took 12476 steps... I think. I have a new pedometer, and I am trying to figure out how it works! LOL Thu, 27 May 2010 23:22:44 EST Hello from Canada Hello, may name is Jenna... as my user name states. I'm a Christian. I live in Canada, but I hope this isn't a huge issue. I'm married to a wonderful man for almost 2 years now. I'm 23. I want to lose weight, but I need help and motivation as I can be a very bad self-motivator. I love the fact that there is a Christian woman's group here. Tue, 25 May 2010 14:56:42 EST Things about Mother's A-Z Let's use this week to concentrate on Mother's and things that remind us of them or tell us something about them. Sun, 2 May 2010 07:38:25 EST May Challenge Our May Challenge is for 4 weeks. <BR> It starts on May 2nd and ends on May 29th. <BR> Each week meet the goals listed below. <BR> <BR> * 20 min or more of cardio a day / 5 days a week <BR> * Stay in calorie range / 6 days a week <BR> * Strengthening exercises of choice / 3 days a week <BR> * Log into Spark People every day! <BR> * Log into CCLTT every day! <BR> <BR> Consistency is the key to losing weight and keeping it off! Be sure on days off of logging food... you don't blow all your ... Sat, 1 May 2010 10:19:34 EST Women's Health Challenge Is anyone doing the Woman Challenge? It starts on Mother's Day. My daughter and I have done it for two years, and I was wondering if anyone else was doing it. Here is the link to it: <link> </link> Sat, 1 May 2010 01:21:38 EST Interesting or Helpful Articles for Ladies We all come across interesting or helpful articles written especially for Ladies. Share with us helpful things about everyday living, the home, family, Spiritual helps, or anything else that you think would be a plus for us. Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:40:12 EST Double Lettered Words A-Z Here is something a little different. Double letter words A-Z. I think there are lots more of them than we realize. Let's try it! <BR> Wed, 21 Apr 2010 21:39:41 EST New from Illinois Hello, all! <BR> My name is Paula and I am from Central Illinois. I haven't been on Spark all that long, but long enough to know what an incredible help it is! <BR> I am married and have 2 children, a boy 16 and a girl 11. I work part time as an optician, and my interests fall under reading, music, and writing. First and foremost I love the Lord Jesus and long to walk upright before God in EVERYTHING I do. <em>213</em> Sat, 17 Apr 2010 09:19:03 EST Share your AH HA moment... What was it, that made you stop and realize you needed to change the direction you were going with your health and/or weight issues? <BR> <BR> For me, it has been a series of events. My mother had cancer and shortly after surgery developed diabetes. I had the same doctor as my mom and I asked him how to keep from getting these health issues, and he told me to keep my weight down. I did well when my kids were small... because they keep you on your toes!! But you know how life is... there ... Fri, 16 Apr 2010 15:56:08 EST Hi From Missouri 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 11:47:43 EST Getting to know you... I saw one similar to this on another team... thought it would be fun! Copy questions below and paste them in a new reply message here... answer and post!! <BR> <BR> 1. What state do you live in? <BR> 2. Do you personally know, or have personally met, another Sparker? <BR> 3. What is one of your responsibilities/jobs at your church? <BR> 4. What is your favorite form of exercise? <BR> 5. Are you a dog person or a cat person? <BR> 6. Have you lived outside the US? Where? <BR> 7. What's your ... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 18:59:13 EST April Challenge Yes, this is a little late... but... we still need a monthly challenge to push us!! Let's just see how many total fitness minutes we can get by the end of the month. Tue, 6 Apr 2010 11:00:48 EST Things of Spring A-Z A - Aboundant sunshine Mon, 5 Apr 2010 10:45:59 EST Hymn or Song Devotionals Hymn or Song Devotionals <BR> <BR> I love the words to songs, they are a blessing. I thought I would start a thread for such a purpose. Post and share hymns or songs and anything about them you feel would be a blessing. Fri, 2 Apr 2010 00:49:11 EST Intro from MOM2ADST Hi, I just found you all last night when reading blogs and just browsing. <BR> I am in my late 40s and have been blessed with a husband for 25 years and 8 children, 4 of whom have been born. My living children are 18, 15, 12 and 9. Two girls, then two boys. None have ever attended public or Christian school. <BR> I honestly am finding it hard to enjoy this season of my life. My Mom is in the late stage of what we're pretty sure is Alzheimer's disease. I am her only child, so I took on the ... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 10:02:53 EST New Member: Christine (everyth ingmama) Hi everyone! I'm Christine. I'm new to spark people. My husband and best friend of almost 14 years is Pete. We have 5 beautiful children, homeschool, live in the country, and love spending time as a family. <BR> <BR> I'm glad to be here! This looks like a wonderful group of ladies! Sat, 20 Mar 2010 11:15:40 EST Things of Easter A-Z. Easter is just two weeks from this Sunday. Wed, 17 Mar 2010 23:57:14 EST New Member: marciehanna Hi...I am a new member of SparkPeople, and became excited after reading about the program in First magazine. I have been struggling with weight after reaching 50 a couple of years ago. I am interested in returning to a healthy, slim, fit and full of energy lifestyle to be happy and successful as we all face daily living in these challenging times. I look forward to this journey with all of you. marciehanna Sun, 14 Mar 2010 14:48:29 EST Telling a Story about a 'Troll'... A friend of mine went to the chiro yesterday for some back problems that was caused from sorting through her mother's apartment. She said the lady at the switchboard kept getting calls from her son the day before. (Her son is an older boy with down syndrome.) He kept calling and saying excitedly, "I caught a troll, I caught a troll!" She finally told him she did not have time to play a game with him, but... Later she talked to her mother, who had also gotten several calls from him saying,... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 23:26:15 EST A-Z St. Patrick's Day Things We did well at Presidential things for Presidents Day. Let's try St. Patrick's Day things. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 00:57:27 EST March Challenge Last month we worked on getting some cardio in by working toward covering 50 miles - any way you wish - walking, running, biking, swimming, etc. <BR> <BR> For March let's work on some strength training. The suggested number of days to do strength training is three, and there are three areas we can work on. You choose which days you do strength training, but it is best to rest one day between workouts to allow the muscles to heal. Use one day to work on upper body, one day to work the core... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 03:48:07 EST A-Z Presidential Things You did so well with Valentine things. For Presidents Day lets try Presidential things. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 06:05:33 EST I am wearing new hats! Hi ladies! <BR> <BR> I do not have time to post often about "me" and family in general...but this weekend was FANTASTIC!!! <BR> <BR> I began helping on one of our bus routes this past weekend. I am an "official" bus worker!!! My son is the captain and he was really struggling because he could not find a female helper. So the Lord tugged at me two weeks ago and I followed His lead. This Sunday we had 29 riders!!! Praise the LORD!!!! They were averaging around 5-6 per week. I know it d... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 19:20:38 EST A to Z Valentine Things This may be difficult, but it will cause us to use our thinkers! You Ladies come up with some good answers! Mon, 1 Feb 2010 00:04:32 EST February Challenge I wanted to create another challenge for those who would like one for the month of February. The challenge is to cover 50 miles during the month. It can be walking, running, biking, whatever you choose. Come back to this thread to post your progress. Sun, 31 Jan 2010 15:13:58 EST Share one thing we might not guess about you I will begin: I play the drum set and electric bass guitar. <em>335</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2010 00:38:57 EST Words That Follow I didn't know a name fopr this game. <BR> <BR> The game works this way: <BR> <BR> Read the last post for the word posted - type that word into the next post - then take the last letter of that word and add a new word. Example <BR> <BR> 1st post: Spark <BR> Next post: Spark - Kangaroo <BR> <BR> Kangaroo - onion <BR> <BR> Next person type onion and add a word beginning with n <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:45:06 EST Words That Follow I didn't know a name fopr this game. <BR> <BR> The game works this way: <BR> <BR> Read the last post for the word posted - type that word into the next post - then take the last letter of that word and add a new word. Example <BR> <BR> 1st post: Spark <BR> Next post: Spark - Kangaroo <BR> <BR> Kangaroo - onion <BR> <BR> Next person type onion and add a word beginning with n Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:39:41 EST Accountability This thread is to account for your calories and exercise each day. This will be an ongoing challenge to stay in your calorie range. Challenge yourself to get a streak going and see how many days you can stay in your ranges. Thu, 14 Jan 2010 04:38:04 EST January Challenge Make your own challenge this month. Post your challenge for the month here, and also log it here each day. Anyone that completes their challenge, gets a trophy goodie, and everyone's congratulations!! READY TO GO??? Sat, 2 Jan 2010 21:45:53 EST New to the group Hi, My name is Gail and I was invited to come to this group by Margie. I am in need of some buddies to help me to keep focused on my weight loss. I need to lose 25 pounds.I am a mom of 5 children and gramma to 4. I love the Lord, my hubby , my family and pretty much my life. Looking forward to VICTORY. Sat, 2 Jan 2010 20:25:15 EST A to Z Winter Things A - arctic air Sat, 2 Jan 2010 06:37:06 EST A-Z New Year's things Let's name things A-Z having to do with the New Year. This one may be a little more difficult. Sat, 26 Dec 2009 06:24:37 EST Prayer request for myself I am having weakness and dizzy spells that come on daily now. Last night in emergency over night - found nothing only say what they suspect as verdigo problems. They did an ekg and found no blood clots or strokes. Blood pressure was fairly normal they said. This is getting worse so please prayer for an answer. No pain just frustration in wanting an answer. Wed, 23 Dec 2009 21:08:08 EST Questions for runners :) Oh, I figure everyone wants to ask you something... but if they don't, I do!! LOL <BR> I'm mainly walking, but trying to add in some jogging intervals. <BR> <BR> For starters, what do you wear to stay warm out there??? I'm having trouble finding the right combination that keeps me warm, but not hot... without freezing my hands, face, legs... and not too bulky either! HELP! <BR> <em>182</em> Fri, 11 Dec 2009 16:30:00 EST Prayer request for our friend My husband's roommate from college, Nathan Carmichael, has a tree cutting business. Last week a tree fell on him, crushing his right side. He has several broken ribs, vertebrae, a crushed pelvis, internal injuries (maybe more). He has developed pnemonia already in the hospital because he can't breathe right. His three little children aren't allowed to see him because of the H1N1. Please pray for them, for strength, wisdom and healing. They love the Lord so much. Thanks ahead of time fo... Tue, 8 Dec 2009 20:23:14 EST Where did I go? My points that I am earning for fitness minutes and Spark points are no longer showing up on our team page. My name has disappeared too!! I have searched all the FAQ's and there is nothing that addresses this problem! I can not figure out how to contact Spark People and ask them! <BR> <BR> Please help me find me!! THANKS!! <em>303</em> Wed, 2 Dec 2009 13:36:28 EST December Challenge Thinking through my goals this month, and what a tough month this is going to be with all the parties, junk food, etc. I thought I would put out a challenge to everyone! How many fitness minutes (Spark America fitness minutes) can you get in the month of December? I will send out Spark Goodie: gold trophies to everyone that joins and get in over 1200 minutes; silver trophy to everyone that joins and gets in over 1100 minutes; gold medals to everyone that joins and gets in over 1000 minutes;... Wed, 2 Dec 2009 10:58:24 EST A-Z Christmas Things Let's think of things A-Z that has <BR> something to do with Christmas. Tue, 1 Dec 2009 00:14:09 EST A little question! Okay so I'm curious where everyone is getting all the cool little sparkle graphics. Like the 5 pound one and the 1 month sparkaversary. <BR> If you're not sure what I'm talking about here's a link to one of them, <BR> <link><BR>9/?action=view&current=lost5.png </link> Mon, 23 Nov 2009 02:47:15 EST Newbie from Mississippi! Hi there! <BR> <BR> My name is Dawn and I'm a 25 year old stay at home wife and mom to a two year old boy. I am VERY conservative (especially for my age, lol) and believe the Bible is God breathed. I am also obese and with Jesus' help I hope to change that! <BR> <BR> God bless you all, <BR> Dawn Mon, 23 Nov 2009 01:35:32 EST Craft Ideas I thought it might be helpful or interesting to have a thread for crafts or craft ideas. Many on our team have young children or grands, or Sunday School classes. Please share any easy little crafts you know. It may just be what someone needs. Sat, 21 Nov 2009 16:17:10 EST New and Encouraged Hi, <BR> My name is Rosemarie and I am excited to be on a christian team. I am a little confused on how this whole thing works but I keep trying everyday. Hopefully being on a team will help. <BR> <BR> I have a wonderful husband, married for 25 years and two young adult children ages 21 & 20. <BR> <BR> In the past I have gotten down to my goal weight and now have put it all back on... not good! I am looking to making a life change and not just being on a diet. <BR> <BR> I look forward to ... Wed, 18 Nov 2009 08:16:33 EST Personal non-SP blogs? Hey I was wondering if any of you keep blogs outside of SP? Maybe we could make a list, so we could check out eachother's life aside from weight loss. <BR> <BR> I'll be first, the link to my HOME AWAY FROM HOME is below! Wed, 18 Nov 2009 03:18:07 EST Favorite low-cal Thanksgiving recipes! Hey y'all, with Thanksgiving coming up and 4 out of 5 in my home doing SP it looks like I'm gonna need some replacements for our typical high fat, great tasting southern dishes. <BR> I'd love to hear some of your favorites and if possible, recipes too! Wed, 18 Nov 2009 03:14:58 EST Suggestions needed for Sunday School Activity I am a Sunday School teacher for our single ladies class at church. My ladies range from three 18-19 year olds (2 young ladies just joined), three 40 somethings (divorced with grown children), a 50 something divorcee, and a 30 something divorcee with three small children. <BR> <BR> Most of my members are either unemployed or work for minimum wage. Schedules are all I know that some of them will not be able to come because of this. <BR> <BR> I would like to have some sugge... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 07:57:10 EST Hello from Michigan Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Nancy from Michigan. I've been browsing through the team forums and I can tell I'm really going to like this team! <BR> <BR> I am 52, happily married for 33 years next month. We have 3 children, all married and 6 (soon to be 7) wonderful grandchildren. <BR> <BR> I won't be on spark too much until after Thanksgiving. Right now my daughter and granddaughter are visiting from Tennessee, so I'm savoring special times with them, until our son in law comes and takes them home... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 05:17:30 EST Weekly weigh-in Tori had a great idea that we probably should have been doing all along. I know I weigh in weekly with another team and believe it has helped with my goals and accountability. So, I will put a format here that either you can use or modify to fit you. Just post one for yourself and then edit it each week rather than posting a new thread or adding to this thread. That way we can quickly run down and see how each is doing without going through tons of posts. Obviously this is optional, but ... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 03:41:04 EST Do we have a weekly weigh-in thread??? Hey y'all! I was so excited this morning with weigh-in that I wanted to share it with y'all but I can't find a thread for that. I guess if there isn't one, can I make one?? <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> For my first week on SP I weighted in 6.4 lbs. less than least week. <em>224</em> That takes me from my starting point of 228 to 222 this week! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Oh yea and check out my little runner guy on my ticker, he's really making some time on that thinggy. <BR> <BR> I'm super excit... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 01:25:14 EST Guess what??? That's funny cause I am a mother of 3 lol. Well all have alot in common. Oh and I think I would love tea parties .lol. I am just starting out and know more than anything that I can't do this without the love of GOD and know he is the only one who can do this for me. I have 70 lbs and am excited with the people i am meeting and the tools they have here. I have always done WW points but figured it was time for a change. Can't wait to meet all of you and email if you need from me. <BR> ... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 15:15:52 EST Tea Party Ideas... Hello! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I am planning to have a Christmas Tea Party for my youngest Daughter. I love to have Tea Parties! I start my planning early. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone who likes tea or tea parties had any ideas. I'm always looking for new recipes. I make everything you would expect to see in a Tea Room... Scones, Tea Sandwiches, Soups, lemon curd, clotted cream, cheese, fruit, etc. I also give out little gifts to all my guest & set them in their plate. <BR> <B... Wed, 4 Nov 2009 12:12:28 EST A-Z Thankful things A - almonds Sun, 1 Nov 2009 08:57:50 EST This or That I thought that is topic might be fun to play as a new game. You give 2 choices such as: <BR> <BR> Blueberry or Cherry <BR> <BR> Now, you pick your favorite choice and give us 2 more choices of something else to choose from. Have fun ladies! Sun, 18 Oct 2009 22:20:00 EST URGENT PRAYER REQUEST PLEASE My sister-in-law had contacted H1N1 flu. Please pray for her healing. She is quite weak and is confined to her home until symptoms have disappeared = not in sight right now. <BR> Thanks Dorothy Thu, 8 Oct 2009 20:31:53 EST Newbie Hello! <BR> <BR> I just joined this team. I am a Christian wife and mother of 3. <BR> <BR> I enjoy cross stitch, crocheting, painting, and having Tea Parties. <BR> <BR> My youngest daughter and I have Tea Parties often. We go all out. We have different flavors of tea, a theme that we decorate the table around, party favors for our guest, tea sandwiches, scones, bread, sweets, etc. We get all dressed up in our Sunday best too. It is so much fun and makes everyone feel really specia... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 14:15:01 EST Hi Everyone! Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the spark people site and this team. <BR> I've been a Christian for a few years now and I'm still learning everyday. <BR> <BR> Some exciting news....I'm going to be baptized on Oct. 18th. I am so ready. <BR> <BR> I hope to work on getting fit and trim as well as keeping that excitement to know God and keep in line with His Word. <BR> <BR> I look forward to chatting with you all. <em>223</em> Sun, 4 Oct 2009 15:15:46 EST A to Z Things of Autumn A - apples Wed, 23 Sep 2009 20:15:52 EST Christmas Card List <em>460</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>447</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> Margie and I thought this would be fun. We can call it a Christmas card list, plus it will give us the ability to mail other special cards on occasions! This is only for those who care to participate. Not everyone may want to and that if fine. Those who care to, please Sparkmail me your name and address. I will wait some time to be sure we have th... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 19:38:08 EST hello Hello, my name is Deb and I've just joined this team, joined weight watchers and come back to SP. Wed, 23 Sep 2009 08:59:08 EST Hello from Wisconsin Hello everyone. My SP name is Kidsathart but you can call me Lori. I live in Wisconsin, have nine children and homeschool. I have thyroid and joint issues and have been overweight for a loooong time, but I did used to be skinny! sigh. I can't wait to get skinny again. Its been frustrating because I hit a plateau very early on, but am using that time to learn a lot and build better habits! I'm excited to find a conservative Christian team to be on ;) Mon, 21 Sep 2009 17:41:08 EST New to this message board! Hello, <BR> My name is Karen but the grand children call me "Mimi" and the 721 is my call number at the fire department. I was on another team but not much particpation there, so I started looking for another to join and guess what? I do believe the Lord brought me to this one. <BR> I'm 45 1/2, birthday is Oct. I have 5 grown children and 5 grand-children. I'm a caregiver of my father in law and mother in law. I have the sole Power of Attorney of mother in law who is in a nursing home. <BR> ... Wed, 16 Sep 2009 08:59:05 EST What can you do now that you couldn't before? I saw this hot topic on the side of my page and thought it might be an interesting one for us! God receives all the credit for anything that we list here... <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:24:36 EST Hello! Hi!! My name is Alicia...I've been doing Sparkpeople since the beginning of the year. I renewed my commitment to health and fitness about 6 wks I am now more active on the site again. I just met Chantelle15 this week! We ran together for the first time on Sat and we are planning to run again in the morning...anyway, she recommended this group cause it is soooo awesome! I love that I can connect with great Christian ladies who are similarly minded when it comes to our goals of be... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 23:32:52 EST Hello! Its me! My name is Laurie and it finally donned on me that perhaps this would be a great Spark Team to join. My husband and I are new to our area and currently attending a church that we can seriously connect with. Ever since we started attending this church, we feel a very great connection with God and we are very spiritually healthy for the first time probably ever. We always attend services on Saturday evenings and truly love going. <BR> <BR> This is my second time around with SparkPeople since j... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 15:04:32 EST 100 MILE CHALLENGE!! Here is the place ladies to keep track of your miles! <BR> <BR> Walking or running and try for 10 miles a week! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Fri, 28 Aug 2009 19:50:17 EST Book Reviews Has anyone read any books on "Christian Spiritual Discernment" that they could recommend? I have have done some research in a concordance and my bible but there isn't too much information. Any help would be appreciated? Fri, 28 Aug 2009 08:25:03 EST