SparkPeople God's Family Team Messageboard Daily inspirational messages and lessons from the Bible. SparkPeople God's Family Team Messageboard Bible New to the team, love to study the Bible. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sat, 31 Aug 2019 10:33:22 EST Will you? Will you be in my Father's house? Sun, 3 Feb 2019 14:17:03 EST nothing Just wanna say hi. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:39:19 EST WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ? 9:58 AM 2/4/2013 <BR> Good Morning all <BR> God is so good .. 2 Things hes talking to me about today .. you know the Song where he leads I will follow .. when we used to sing it don't hear it much today .. <BR> BUT I used to think do I mean this .. he talks about taking up his Cross and following him .. think,,, all the men who just dropped all they did to follow him <BR> why do you think that was .. I can only imagine God radiated out of him .. He was anointed from Birth but Gods Spirit was ... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:51:03 EST Lets Pray everyday ! 8:10 AM 2/4/2013 <BR> Whoo hoo good Morning God .. <BR> I ask myself why are we still here .. But is ok you have a plan we will walk it out .. Father today not our will but yours .. not our ways but your ways .. we lay our will <BR> at your feet and say Father if anything be in us that is not of you we don't want it .. it has to go and now .. in your dear sons name Jesus go .. Father we know Jesus is in <BR> us according to the word .. but we also know we are a 3 fold body so neat just like y... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 11:50:53 EST DO YOU HAVE YOUR ARMOR ON ? 5:10 AM 2/2/2013 <BR> Hi all <BR> Wow I have been so busy attending a online Divine Healing Course that my Preacher is teaching .. I am not sure how much I will get to listen to today as we are having company .. <BR> Is a good thing .. My Granddaughter is coming and it will be a awesome time .. well God is directing me to your Armor today .. <BR> <BR> Ephesians 6: 10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. <BR> 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 16:22:37 EST Lets Pray everyday ! 4:04 AM 2/2/2013 <BR> Good Morning God .. <BR> We are still here .. wow and you woke me up early .. I love you lord.. who ever is in pain that you woke me for I say pain go now .. I command you to stop now .. you have <BR> no authority to be where you are Jesus died for all sickness and diseases so go now .. I release life on the person .. In Jesus name I pray .. To you God be all the Glory . <BR> Father today .. I just want to Praise your Holy name .. We want to say we will be forever gratef... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 16:16:22 EST Hello New to Sparks people. My name is Dorothy I am from Okla. I am active in my church with the homeless outreach mission. I help by providing a breakfast and and also help with the preparing of Lunch. I have been doing this 14 years. I love the Lord and I want my light shine for him. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:38:05 EST Made to Crave There is an awesome devotional on youversion named Made to Crave. I don't know i this has been posted before, but I just wanted everyone to know that it's out there! Check it out at or on your smartphone! Sat, 5 Jan 2013 11:17:08 EST A word for the WORD December 26 - Placing your trust in God <BR> <BR> Hebrews 13:5 - -New International Version (NIV) <BR> 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” <BR> <BR> We are not to put our trust in money we are to be content with what we have. After all money is not the source of our provision. God is the one that provides for us. So if we lose our money, or the source of our money, we still... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 07:58:14 EST A CHRISTMAS THOUGHT December 13 <BR> <BR> Why do we celebrate Christmas with a Christmas Tree? <BR> <BR> The evergreen tree is a symbol of life in the midst of winter. Many believe that the first Christmas Trees were hung upside down from the ceiling using chains or from chandeliers. <BR> <BR> The first person to bring a Christmas tree into the house was the 16th century German preacher Martin Luther. A story is told that, one night before Christmas, he was walking through the forest and looked up to see the ... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:08:30 EST So glad to be here! My Stats: <BR> <BR> - Lost 65lbs, need to lose 20 more to reach my goal of 85lbs <BR> - Emotional Eater <BR> - Actor who has a passion for musical theatre (currently in two shows at once, one of them being my first paying gig) <BR> - Been a Sparker since 2008, but was only really active since last year <BR> - God has blessed me greatly <BR> - SO glad to be here! Thu, 2 Feb 2012 19:01:02 EST God and Exercise Both are so important! What do you do to fit them both in??? <BR> <BR> There are a couple things I love to do: I like to listen to Joyce Meyer while I ride my bike, I make sure I get up each morning at 445. I exercise until 515/530 and then I have my God time for about 20 to 30 min. I do a mini devotional or read my You Version and Pray!! Its the quietest time of the day so I know I can get it in. Boy does it help my day. <BR> <BR> i love to listen to hip/hop when I run so Iisten to ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:09:46 EST Did you know? Trivial information :) The answers to these words all end in EX. <BR> <BR> 1: Long horned antelope. IBEX <BR> 2: Coarse grass with spiny leaves. SPINIFEX <BR> 3: Yarn with glittering metallic thread. LUREX <BR> 4: Railed off western end of church. NARTHEX <BR> 5: Plastic explosive. SEMTEX <BR> 6: USA southern border food, music. TEX/MEX <BR> 7: Automatic response. REFLEX <BR> 8: Heat resistant cooking container. PYREX <BR> 9: Latin for king. REX <BR> 10. Rotary motion of particles. VORTEX Sat, 28 Jan 2012 14:55:40 EST Joshua 1:7-8 Joshua 1:7-8 says <BR> Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gaveyou;do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. <BR> <BR> My study Bible says the following about these verses: <BR> <BR> Many people think that prosperity and success come from having power, inf... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 12:52:40 EST Ezekiel 33:31-32 Ezekiel 33:31-32 says <BR> My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit beforeyou to listen to your words, but they do not put them into practice. With their mouths they express devotion, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain. Indeed, to them you are nothing more than one who sings love songs with a beautiful voice, and plays an instrument well, for they hear your words but do not put them into practice. <BR> <BR> My study Bible says the following about these verses <BR> <BR> In... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 13:04:10 EST Who Has A Birthday in January? Let us know! God Bless! Vic. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:58:34 EST Weekly Goal Met/Next Weeks Goal Let us know your success for the week, so that we can cheer you on. Then provide your goal for next week, so we can pray for you and encourage you as you work towards the next goal. Any goal, big or small. Fri, 18 Nov 2011 13:53:09 EST HAPPY NEWS FOR THE TEAM! JRSMITH775 is the new team leader of God's Family and MARILYNS63 is the new Co-Leader of the team. Thank you all for all your support, love and kindness you have shown me. It has been an Honor and Privilege to have serve as team leader for the past 3 years. Give Jen (JRSMITH775) all your love and support also and make this Team The Best in SparkPeople. God Bless Everyone! In His Love, Vic. Sun, 6 Nov 2011 15:32:34 EST SEEKING A TEAM LEADER FOR GOD'S FAMILY TEAM! Looking for a member to become Team Leader and takes this team to the next level. Please let me know if you are interested. In His Love, Vic. Thu, 3 Nov 2011 16:32:30 EST Who Has A Birthday In November? Let us know! God Bless,! Tue, 1 Nov 2011 09:08:39 EST TODAY'S TEAM CHALLENGE! 1. Pray for someone on the team ! <BR> <BR> 2. Pray for someone on another team! <BR> <BR> 3. Pray for someone not on a team! Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:15:41 EST Make someone feel good Say something nice about someone on your team each day. A different one each day. <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:14:09 EST Who Has A birthday In October? Let us know! Fri, 7 Oct 2011 14:34:36 EST New member Hi Dad, <BR> Got your message and signed up. looking forward to seeing you guys on the 17th Thu, 6 Oct 2011 00:42:32 EST Searching For New Ideas! What would this team like to do for the month of October? Let me hear from you. <BR> Have a blessed day, Vic. Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:03:58 EST New to Team Hello; <BR> <BR> My name is Doug and I am new to the team. I have been a "sparker" for a couple of years but have fallen away and come back several times. I am approaching things this time as I always should have in keeping with the body being the temple of the Holy Spirit and trying to get in shape not for vanity, popularity, or even some of the other healthful benefits but for the glory of God. <BR> <BR> I am 51 years old and in my second semester of Seminary after a 25 year career as a... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:12:09 EST Thank you for supporting the Team Blog. We are receiving new and good feedbacks from the blogs. Thank You all for providing an input for the blogs. September is almost gone and October is knocking on the door. Let's keep up the good work and inputs. Share with me any ideas you might want us to consider for October. Have a blessed day, Vic. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:32:05 EST CREATING A TEAM BLOG! I HAVE BEEN TOYING WITH THE IDEA OF CREATING A "DAILY TEAM BLOG" WHERE EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE CAN INCLUDE THEIR AREA OF MINISTRY, WHETHER IT BE SCRIPTURE QUOTATIONS, HYMNS, MESSAGES, PRAYERS, DEVO, ETC., AS AN INPUT TO A TEAM BLOG. I'M NOT SURE HOW THIS WOULD WORK, IF IT'S POSSIBLE FOR EACH OF YOU TO ADD YOUR POST TO MY BLOG, AND PERHAPS A NEW NAME FOR THE BLOG. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS IDEA. <BR> GOD BLESS, VIC. Sat, 24 Sep 2011 16:39:57 EST What Are Your Thoughts /Feelings About 9/11? To me, 9/11 is enscribed in the pages of history and in many of our hearts forever. . <BR> THOSE THAT PERISHED WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN! But let's remember also those that survived; and let's give our Gratitude and Thanks to God for saving them and awakening us to the ways of this world. May God bless this nation and bring it back to Himself and to the glory He has bestowed on it. In His Love, Vic. Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:49:52 EST Who Has A Birthday In September? Let us know! God Bless, Vic. Sat, 3 Sep 2011 11:55:11 EST Do You Have a Prayer Request? Let us know so we can pray with you and for you. God Bless, Vic. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:57:06 EST Need Your Help and Support! What would you like to see our team do that we are not doing now? God Bless Everyone, Vic. Tue, 16 Aug 2011 17:05:10 EST Hi TEAM! Let start a challenge that's fun and gets us talking to one another. Let's fill in the blank! <BR> <BR> <BR> " BE ________________!" Today's word has to start with an "A". <BR> <BR> I'll start it: " Be Abiding"! God Bless, Vic. Wed, 10 Aug 2011 12:16:47 EST Who Has A Birthday In August? Let us know! God Bless, Vic. Wed, 3 Aug 2011 10:51:13 EST Welcome to AUGUST 2011! Does everyone know how to huddle? <BR> 1. Select "My Spark points" <BR> 2. Scroll down to "Huddle Now" and click <BR> 3. Scroll and select the Team and click on team <BR> 4. Scroll down and click on "Huddle Now" on the right hand of the page <BR> 5. Click on a printed quote or type in you saying <BR> 6. Click on submit. <BR> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 13:29:41 EST A New Challenge For August 2011. Hi Everyone! Here are some team challenges for August 2011: <BR> 1. Invite 4 others to join the following teams of which i am the Team Leader: <BR> a. God's Family b. Motivation Team c. Age Is Just a number <BR> d. Making Better Choice in 2011 and Beyond e. Health Problem Prevention <BR> f. Revive Our Hearts <BR> 2. Walk 10,000 steps at least 3 times per week. <BR> 3. Drink 8 or glasses of water each day. <BR> 4. ... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:24:39 EST Hi Team! This is Vic, Team Leader, and I would like to see us grow by at least 10 new members in August, 2011. Let's invite friend and love ones to join us on our daily walks of faith. In His Love, Vic. Sun, 24 Jul 2011 15:17:56 EST Feeling AMAZING!!!!!! I did my weekly weigh in today. And I usually use a certain store every week, since I can't afford to buy my own right now, but today I was in a different part of town and used the local Publix. Anyways, I got on the scale and was bummed when I saw just a 1lb loss. I know I should've been happy even for the one, but I've worked my butt off and I was sure I lost more than that. So when my husband went in to weigh himself, someone told him the scale is off by 3 lbs. in my favor. :) So I actuall... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 00:31:49 EST I need prayer today :( Hello to those who read this. I am not in a great mood like usual today. :( Although today is a beautiful day, and my 2nd sons 2nd birthday. I have no money and I'm totally stressed. I know he's young and he won't remember it, but it doesn't make me feel any less of failure. :( Please pray that things look up. I'm still looking for a job and praying for one soon. Thank you. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:48:45 EST New to the Team Hello all. My name is Sarah. I'm a 24 year old mother of 3 boys. I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 8 wonderful years. :) I have been with SP for a couple weeks now, but came across the team through the message boards and I'm glad I did. I need some spiritual motivation and I thank you all in advance for it. :) Fri, 15 Jul 2011 11:58:42 EST Who Has A Birthday In July? Let us know so we can celebrate it with you. God Bless, Vic. Tue, 5 Jul 2011 17:15:16 EST I'M A GRANDMA!!!! !!!!!!!!!!! Hello Team!! <BR> <BR> For a change I will bring to you some good news. Our grandson, Alexander James Wilson, was born on June 15th at 4:30 a.m. Mother & son are doing just fine. The grandmas are exhausted, lol. He was 7 lb 7 oz, 20 1/4" with lots of dark hair. My son is quite proud of himself and swears he did most of the work. <BR> <BR> This new way of being in labor confounded us elder ladies. Mollie got the spinal epidural and practically slept through everything until it was time... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:38:25 EST Who Has A Birthday In June? Let us know. God Bless, Vic. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 12:10:13 EST Who Has A Birthday In May? Let us know so we can wish you good cheers! You don't have to tell us how old you are...LOL! God Bless Everyone, Vic. Tue, 3 May 2011 16:08:35 EST New and not sure how to do this! Hi <BR> I'm fairly new to SparkPeople, new to this team, and completely new to chatting on the internet. I am 57, married with 3 sons and 3 grandchildren. I was looking for a Christian team, found a very encouraging message from Playblues22, and decided to join. <BR> Shalom <BR> Lynda <BR> I didn't really mean to publish my weight and a bicycle picture, but I don't know how to change it! Sun, 10 Apr 2011 16:17:36 EST Word of God everyday Jesus... for the sake of the joy that lay before Him, He endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken His seat at the right of the throne of God. ~ Hebrews 12:2 <BR> <BR> The good God wishes us never to lose sight of the cross; therefore, it is placed everywhere in order that at the sight of it we may say, ‘See how God has loved us!’ ~ St. John Vianney, 19th century <BR> <BR> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++<BR>++++++++++++++++++++++++++ <BR> <BR> Thank You, Lord for g... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 12:34:29 EST Love for you to enjoy this young man Good morning team, this was send to me and I wanted to share this with you to just let you know that people still teach their children about the Bible <BR> <BR> Thank you and I hope you like it as much as I did <BR> <BR> Ronnie <BR> <BR> <link><BR>from-the-valedictorian-of-vacation-bib<BR>le-school </link> Mon, 7 Mar 2011 04:28:08 EST This Week's Challenge and Scripture! The Challenge: Walk or jog 10,000 steps (about 4 miles) at least three days this week. <BR> <BR> SCRIPTURE: The spirit of man is the candle (lamp) of the Lord (Prov 20:27). <BR> <BR> Let's see how many can do this and record it on SP. <BR> <BR> May God Bless Each Team Member, Vic. Wed, 9 Feb 2011 17:11:13 EST Prayer Request Dear Friends, <BR> Could you keep me in your prayers, I will be on a mission trip through Team Missions to Nepal from January 7th to the 22nd. <BR> Thanks <BR> Tim Manzer Wed, 5 Jan 2011 09:31:39 EST Newbie from the east coast Hi all just joining fellow sparkers whom share my christain faith. I have 3 kids, married for 20 years. Came to make a few friends and get healthier. Sun, 12 Dec 2010 22:38:28 EST A Spark People Fast I will be on a 3 day Sparkpeople Fast, in order to take care of my spiritual Health. I need to take time (the time I spend on spark) and dig into the word, meditate, and renew some and strengthen my spiritual health. I pray each of you will have a great few days and I will be back On Thursday, to catch up with all of you Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:07:12 EST Send a little Prayer Team I don't usually ask for anything, but my Uncle Juney just died at this moment and I am really having a hard time with it <BR> <BR> I am suicidal and I am having so real crazy thoughts please pray that I get through this Fri, 22 Oct 2010 15:11:43 EST Hot4fitness introduction Hi all, <BR> My name is Deanna, I am 43 and live in Lincoln, Nebraska. Only a short time ago i was a strong Christian Woman. I then got caught up in somebig sin and strayed away fromthe path. I am now trying to pick myself up and start over and get back on the right path with Jesus. The road to forgiveness is a hard on. I joined this team to get the support, encouragement, and help keep me accountable. Hoope to get to know all of you. Happy Sparking!! Thu, 21 Oct 2010 12:44:18 EST Declaring God's rule over all... I am really looking for freedom from food and weight and health issues and pursuing the Lord for His will. I am looking to get into shape and into obedience... <BR> <BR> Stephanie Sat, 16 Oct 2010 23:21:31 EST DAILY DEVOTIONALS FOR DIETERS Subject: Daily Devotionals for Dieters <BR> <BR> <BR> Psalm 91:3 <BR> Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. <BR> <BR> Bert woke up in a cold sweat. He had dreamed that he was lying on a beach, when suddenly the sand began to shift, and he felt himself being sucked downward. Try as he might, he couldn't twist or turn out of the trap. Every way he moved, the sand gave way. He realized that the only reason he was sinking was due to his we... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 11:12:00 EST Hi! :) Hi everyone! My name is Caitlin, and I'm a 19 year old college student from Indiana. I grew up in a Christian home but fell away - Thanks to God's lovingkindness and the drawing of the Holy Spirit, I'm back and set ablaze for His kingdom and His glory :) <BR> <BR> I'm on SP not so much for the weight loss as for health reasons - I have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease, and I am currently waiting on the Lord for my healing! I am on the Maker's Diet in hopes of honoring my temple and dis... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 21:07:11 EST Clean Chuckles A woman was outside pulling weeds on a hot summer day when her husband walked up and asked her what they were having for dinner. <BR> <BR> Irritated by the thought of him sitting in the air conditioned house while she labored away, she snapped, "I can't believe you're asking me about supper right now! Pretend I'm out of town, go inside and make dinner yourself!" <BR> <BR> So he went back in the house and fixed himself a big steak, potatoes, garlic bread, and a tall glass of iced tea. <BR... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 15:34:50 EST Sept/Dec GOALS!!!! woohooo!!! Set your goal for the month and for the end of the year. Check in at the end of the month and let's applaud each other's success!! <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> <em>192</em> <em>244</em> <em>193</em> <em>279</em> Wed, 1 Sep 2010 15:48:14 EST One Mission Hello everyone, <BR> Feel free to call me Buff, my objective is to use faith, hope, mercy, love and obedience to fufill the calling that has been placed on my life. Welcome me aboard and keep me in your prayers. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 20:13:08 EST need my health back I am over 50 # over weight ,type 2 diebetic, , need to get health to live a life with my family of 9 ,yes I said 9 I have 5 of my own and my husband has 2 girls . I have 5 grandkids. I want to be here for the rest of the family to come .Have lost some weight and I feel so good can do things I could not . Now the rest has to go and never come back. Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:32:16 EST New member to God's Family Hi, my name is Sherrey, and Dawn/Revelation Girl invited me to your team. It's taken a while to check it out because of a knee surgery, but today I stopped by and first of all, liked the size of the team and some of the posts I saw. So, I'm joining up! You may not see me here every day because I do a lot of volunteer work for a couple of groups in my church. But my heart and spirit will be with you always. <BR> <BR> I was pleased to see Didmis already here; we're on a couple of other tea... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 18:10:59 EST What challenges would you like to do? Taking all suggestions! We want to hear from you! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:26:50 EST How To Pray How to Pray Effectively <BR> by Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> 1. AFFIRM <BR> Believe that God is good and wants to help you, affirm that you are now in the process of receiving His goodness. The flow of blessing is constant and is happening to you now. Affirmation is a powerful factor in effective prayer. <BR> <BR> 2. LISTEN <BR> Arrange for selected moments when you can become quiet mentally, relaxed physically, and receptive spiritually. Practice deep listening, reaching for contact with... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 21:52:51 EST Greetings New to the team, but not to Spark. Looking forward to the fellowship. <BR> <BR> Romans 5:3-4 “We glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope.” Mon, 19 Jul 2010 23:53:09 EST Where are you vacationing this summer? A vacation is a time of rest, fun, family, visiting, siteseeing, activities, new experiences, renewed energy & spirit--all these things or more. Everyone has a different idea of vacation. I know some men who think vacation relaxation is finishing painting the living room. I know women who think vacation is their husband leaving for the week, lol. <BR> <BR> What is your idea of vacation? What do you have planned? How can we stay on track and not vacation from our healthy lifestyle? <BR> ... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 11:28:23 EST I'm excited! I very glad to discover this group! I am a child of God! Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I work as a pastor at New Hope Community Church in Traverse City, Michigan. Wed, 7 Jul 2010 13:34:02 EST Favorite Prayers Here's one of my favorite prayers: The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi <BR> <BR> Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, <BR> Where there is hatred, let me sow love; <BR> where there is injury, pardon; <BR> where there is doubt, faith; <BR> where there is despair, hope; <BR> where there is darkness, light; <BR> where there is sadness, joy. <BR> <BR> O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; <BR> to be understood as to understand; <BR> to be loved as... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 21:01:17 EST Happy Father's Day Happy Father's Day to all have a <em>250</em> day Sun, 20 Jun 2010 09:49:11 EST God Exists Here is something I received in an E-mail today and wanted to share it here . <BR> <BR> "God Exists!" <BR> <BR> A man went to a barber shop to have his hair and his beard cut <BR> as always. He began to have a good conversation with the barber <BR> who attended him. They talked about so many things and various <BR> subjects. <BR> <BR> Suddenly, they touched on the subject of God. The barber said: <BR> "Look man, I don't believe that God exists." <BR> <BR> "Why do you... Sat, 19 Jun 2010 14:31:39 EST Newbie Hello everyone! <BR> It is so nice to read the word of God. I know that I need HIM in my life each and every moment. I am so happy to join this team. <BR> <BR> <BR> Brenda <em>41</em> Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:47:40 EST Quiz #2 - Question 5 Interpret Your Results: Identifying Problems & Solutions <BR> <BR> QUESTION 5 <BR> If you answered True to this and gave it a high score (5+), you probably struggle with some strong either/or and all-or-nothing thought patterns, as well as an overdose of perfectionism. These habits are real motivation-killers. The emotional upset they cause when things inevitably don’t go perfectly makes it impossible to stay focused on what really matters: what you can learn from your slip-ups to do better ... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:14:06 EST Quiz #2 - Questions 3 & 4 Interpret Your Results: Identifying Problems & Solutions <BR> <BR> QUESTIONS 3 and 4 <BR> A True response to either or both of these questions and a high score (5+) indicate that you may be assuming that your behavior is dictated by external factors (the needs of other people or the “appeal” of tasty foods), rather than by internal factors (your own values and decision-making processes). It is very difficult, if not impossible, to stay motivated when you believe you have little choice about ... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:10:14 EST Quiz #2 - Question 2 Interpret Your Results: Identifying Problems & Solutions <BR> <BR> QUESTION 2 <BR> If you answered True to this statement and gave it a high score (5+), you may have some inaccurate assumptions about what motivation means and feels like. <BR> <BR> Many people seem to think that "being motivated" means not having to struggle with opposing desires. Not so. It is our nature as human beings to pursue both the gratification of our senses (eating what we like when we want it) and the psychologic... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:09:01 EST Quiz #2 - Question 1 Interpret Your Results: Identifying Problems & Solutions <BR> <BR> QUESTION 1 <BR> If you marked this statement True, and gave it a high score (5+), you are relying too much on external (extrinsic) forms of motivation and need to work on developing your internal (intrinsic) motivation. <BR> <BR> There is nothing at all wrong with extrinsic motivation—we all need to see some concrete, measurable progress towards equally concrete and measurable goals. But, since these external results are so... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:08:11 EST Quiz #2 - Motivation Respond to each statement with "True" if you think it applies to you more often than not or "False" if you think it doesn’t apply most of the time. Next, indicate on a scale of 1-10, how big of a role you think the statement plays in your motivation problems. If you think it plays almost no role, give it a one. If you think it is by far the most important factor in your motivation problems, give it a 10. <BR> <BR> 1. True or False: My motivation seems to depend on what the scale (or tape me... Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:06:01 EST Hi God's Family - I'm new here Thank you Dawn for the invite to join this team. I am relatively new to SparkPeople, but have really enjoyed getting to know people just like me who are on this journey to healthy living. <BR> <em>335</em> <BR> Carol Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:01:30 EST Prayer Requests! Let's post in one place so we all know where to look and the post doesn't get moved down the list to where people don't see it. <BR> <BR> Take everything to God in prayer; morning, noon and night, at all times. Please, when you have been answered or issue has been resolved, post your praise! Mon, 14 Jun 2010 23:34:58 EST Book Suggestions! Have you read an awesome book that you really want to tell people about? Maybe some of your friends or family couldn't care less or don't want to hear it? <BR> <BR> Please! Tell us! <BR> Inspiration, Study, Christian Fiction, Fundamental Christianity, End Times, Worship, Biography, Missions -- you never know who might be looking for just that topic! <BR> <BR> <BR> Currently, I am reading 'Appetite for Life' a biography about Julia Child. I enjoyed her on tv and her teaching, so this i... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 23:31:11 EST How often do you pray at home? I pray first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I just wondered if anyone else had these habits and how often do they pray at home. Fri, 11 Jun 2010 10:18:11 EST A lot of new members We've gotten a lot of new members recently, and I just wanted to welcome them all and wish them luck. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 13:34:48 EST God Is Like: Got this in an e-mail and wanted to share it h ere. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look <BR> at TV commercials and see if they could use them in 20 ways <BR> to communicate ideas about God. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are some of the results: scroll down. <BR> <BR> God is like. <BR> BAYER ASPIRIN <BR> He works miracles. <BR> <BR> G*d is like. <BR> A FORD <BR> He's got a better idea.. <BR> <BR> God is like. <BR> COKE <BR> He's the real thing. <BR>... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 15:08:41 EST Coffee Hour Hi everyone. Thought I'd start a "coffee hour" thread. A place to just drop in and chat about anything. <BR> <BR> I go to a great Bible Study Wednesday mornings. We're studying the book of Revelation. We have a wonderful teacher who provides us with notes every week on the chapters for the week. We try to do 2 chapters a week but we don't always get through both in the hour we have. <BR> <BR> Are any of you in a Bible Study and what are you studying? I like to learn what others are doing.... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 12:34:56 EST Challenge of the Week Vic posted a physical challenge that most of us could participate in. With my physical issues, I'm going to post a challenge of the week that ANYONE can do. <BR> <BR> For this week, our challenge is WALL PUSH-UPS. We may all be at different levels of ability. Although I will set a number, you set how many you want to challenge yourself with. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE: 3 SETS OF 20 WALL PUSH-UPS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. <BR> <BR> Please add the challenge to your goals so we can keep tr... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 14:55:12 EST one nation under God painting google ( one nation under God painting ) it's fine art it is <em>345</em> Sun, 6 Jun 2010 16:58:52 EST Three Answers I know God has 3 answers: yes, no and wait. How does everyone deal with the wait answer. Sometimes I wonder how long it will be and I get frustrated. Fri, 4 Jun 2010 04:22:03 EST Prayers I'm sorry to bother people but I'm having a really bad afternoon. I am ina marraige that's falling apart, and I just got dropped off from being with my daughters for the past 24 hours. I miss them already and don't know how to get out of my depressed mood. Mon, 31 May 2010 17:46:11 EST Inspirational Prayer "Let the words of my mouth and the meditaions of my heart be always acceptable to you, O Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer." It's a short one, but it is very meaningful to me. I say it every mornning without fail. Sat, 29 May 2010 04:21:25 EST Weekly Weigh-in Just copy and paste for your own response. <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 209 <BR> Last weeks weight: 206 <BR> Current weight: 210 <BR> Goal weight: 150 <BR> <BR> My goal weight is for the end of this year. Choose a time period or your entire goal. Let's see if we can encourage each other towards our goals!! Fri, 28 May 2010 17:39:39 EST Read this article! Wow, the first point on this article really made me think! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=73 </link> Wed, 26 May 2010 20:15:36 EST How did you come to know Christ? I am so thankful for the Christian people God put in my life at very key times who directed my path TO God when I could have easily been pulled away. <BR> <BR> From my Aunt who prayed the sinner's prayer with my when I was just about 10 years old to my Uncle who introduced us to our home church, youth leaders who made me feel included, wanted and an important part of something bigger, a pastor who has become family, prayer warriors who've prayed me through terrible times and my precious pare... Tue, 18 May 2010 10:12:02 EST Quiz Answers 1. True or False: It’s important not to eat less than 1200 calories per day because doing so will throw your body into “starvation mode” and stall your weight loss. <BR> <BR> False. It IS important to eat at least 1200 calories per day, but this is because most people will find it almost impossible to maintain good nutrition when eating less than this. “Starvation mode” is a real concern, but the number of calories you need to avoid that problem is going to be based on several individual fa... Thu, 13 May 2010 17:20:13 EST Short Quiz - How much do you know? Do you know the basics of successful weight loss? <BR> <BR> Here's a short quiz you can use to find out. Answer the questions below yourself, then check your answers on the answer thread below this one. (No peeking at the answers first!) <BR> <BR> 1. True or False: It’s important not to eat less than 1200 calories per day because doing so will throw your body into “starvation mode” and stall your weight loss. <BR> <BR> 2. True or False: The best measure of whether your program is set up ... Wed, 12 May 2010 16:08:55 EST Verse of the Week Goal "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, 'The just shall live by faith'," (Rom. 1:16,17) <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> Sun, 9 May 2010 22:54:57 EST Those Who Love His Appearing I Thess 4 <BR> 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words. <BR> <BR> II TIMOTHY 4 <BR> <BR> 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which th... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 01:46:17 EST Please pray for a friends family She was such a wonderful girl I went to High school with her. We lost contact after we graduated but on facebook I found her again and learned that she had cancer before and was facing yet another battle of it when I found her. She was in the hospital the whole time but I never went to see her (she was too far) This past week I made up my mind I was going to make the trip and go see her little did I know that the doctors sent her home to go to the Lord I looked at her page on Friday morning a... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 19:25:08 EST LOG IN WHEEL POINTS 5 Sun, 27 Dec 2009 08:48:49 EST update on my hubby... Just wanted to once again thank everyone for your prayers! My husband was able to return back to work today! And we are so thankful for it!..he hasn't recieved full strength back but the doctor wants him to use it and says that will come over time. <BR> So once again thank you all! We really appreciated all the prayers, well wishes and encouragement! <BR> Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:37:24 EST please pray for my husband he was hurt on the Job 2 weeks ago and is having surgery at 10am today. <BR> He is an electrician and needs his hands for his profession. But he broke his right hand on faulty equipment at work. (he is right handed) <BR> the bone is pushed down into his knuckle about a 1/2 an inch. And has to be realigned. <BR> The doctor has 2 options to fix his break.. one is to shoot pins thru his hand and the second is to cut open his hand and place 2 permanent screws and a plate in his hand. Pinms are re... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 10:02:28 EST My prayer today I was reading in Provebs chapter 30 today... where Agur is speaking to Ithiel & Ucal and I thought this to be a great prayer... <BR> <BR> verse 8, "Remove far from me vanity & lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:" <BR> verse 9 "Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain." <BR> <BR> KJV Wed, 4 Nov 2009 10:18:41 EST PRAYER REQUEST Please pray that my daughter's unborn baby is ok. She has been cramping for over a week. Her ob says it is nothing to worry about but of course she is. <BR> She has to go in for an "emergency" ultrsound at 8:30am. She has not felt the baby move since Saturday. She has been sick so she is hoping the baby just is reacting to her. She is 18 weeks I think. <BR> A friend of hers just lost a 37 week baby 2 weeks ago so she is worried about every little thing. <BR> Please pray for the unborn ba... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 00:24:19 EST The Lord's Prayer Our Father who art in Heaven. . . . <BR> <BR> YES? <BR> <BR> Don't interrupt me. I'm praying. . . . <BR> <BR> BUT YOU CALLED ME. <BR> <BR> Called you? I didn't call you. I'm praying. Our Father who art in Heaven.... <BR> <BR> THERE, YOU DID IT AGAIN. Did what? CALLED ME. YOU SAID, "OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN.." HERE I AM. WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND? <BR> <BR> But I didn't mean anything by it. I was, you know, just saying my prayers for the day. I always say the Lord's Prayer. It makes ... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 22:08:54 EST A Cry For Help! Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, and all of the others, including Love. <BR> <BR> One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all repaired their boats and left. <BR> <BR> Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to persevere until the last possible moment. <BR> <BR> When the island was almost sinking, Love decided to ask for help. <BR> <BR> Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, "... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:25:55 EST Daily Affirmation! The Voice of God within me is my Constant Companion and Guide. God's loving Voice guides and directs me in what is in my highest good, and the highest good of all. Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:35:50 EST Please pray for me Dear team, please prayer for me. This morning I got up just fine. Then this afternoon within seconds my leg turned hot and red and pain enough to want to cut it off. If it doesn't get better by tomorrow I have been told I have to go to the hospital. The only way I can get there is by ambulance and I cannot afford it. Then there are other problems with going to the hospital. Please pray that God will heal me so I don't have to go in. Fri, 31 Jul 2009 20:59:18 EST When You Feel Abandonded By GOD....... Worship HIM anyway. (Here is a devotion for today from Purpose Driven Life. I had to share. It's wonderful!!!!) <BR> <BR> “Christ was without sin, but for our sake God made him share our sin in order that in union with him we might share the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21 TEV). <BR> <BR> When you feel abandoned by God yet continue to trust Him in spite of your feelings, you worship Him in the deepest way. <BR> <BR> Remember what God has already done for you. If God never did any... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 11:02:37 EST 2ND PRAYER REQUEST I am asking for another prayer request for my daughter, JUSTDANI. She was taken to the ER again. She had an IV--she was dehydrated and low blood sugar. <BR> She told me she had kept anything down for 3 days. I told her to get to the ER or at least call her dr. Her dr said to get to the ER. <BR> She has been diagnosed with Hyperemesis gravidarum; which is Excessive vomiting in early pregnancy . Hyperemesis gravidarum, by definition, leads to the loss of 5% or more of the body weight of the wom... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 01:23:14 EST An Interesting Conversation VERY INTERESTING CONVERSATION <BR> <BR> An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his Class on the Problem Science has <BR> with GOD, the ALMIGHTY. He asked one of his New Christian Students to stand and . . .. <BR> <BR> Professor: You are a Christian, aren't you, son? <BR> Student: Yes, sir. <BR> Professor: So, you Believe in GOD? <BR> Student: Absolutely, sir. <BR> Professor: Is GOD Good? <BR> Student: Sure. <BR> Professor: Is GOD ALL - POWERFUL? <BR> Student: Yes. <BR... Sun, 26 Jul 2009 16:36:11 EST http://www.g eatdanepromi <link> </link> <BR> Sorry I do not know why this link will not work on SP. Thu, 23 Jul 2009 12:10:46 EST Prayer Request Please pray for my daughter. She is about 6 weeks pregnant. She had to go into the ER this morning. She is waiting for the results of the Ultrasound. She has had previous problems with her heart. <BR> Please pray that she and the baby will be ok. Fri, 17 Jul 2009 18:24:14 EST PRAYER REQUEST Please pray for my dear friend Dawn. She has been ill for the past 20 years. 14 years ago the Lord told her that He would heal her. <BR> <BR> Recently she has been suffering with a sore stomach, nausea, extreme fatigue and bladder pain. Please keep her in prayer. Any prayers will be very much appreciated. <BR> <BR> God Bless, <BR> <BR> Yvonne Thu, 16 Jul 2009 21:24:42 EST ...ABETTERME HAS ASKED FOR PRAYERS ...ABETTERME, a friend of mine from another team has blogged that her niece needs open heart surgery and would like prayers. Here is the link to the blog: <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2234978 </link> <BR> <BR> Please visit her. Thu, 16 Jul 2009 20:10:44 EST Accepted Christ 4 years ago I grew up in the Lutheran Church and always went to Sunday Scool and church never missing a Sunday. Even if there was ice on the ground. I was baptized as a baby and went through Confirmation classes but something was missing in my life. After 32 years with the Lutheran Church I left and started attending a non-denominational church. It is there that I discovered who God and Jesus really are. I gave my life to Jesus 4 1/2 years ago and my life has never been the same. Now I hear the Lord's... Mon, 13 Jul 2009 13:11:29 EST Prayer Request I just found out that my good friend's biopsy came back positive for breast cancer and she will be having surgery next Wed. Please pray for Pansy and her family. There is nothing stronger then the power of prayer. God Bless, Sheryl Thu, 9 Jul 2009 12:33:28 EST Icon submission. Here is a shot for your consideration. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>8/3695181011/ </link> Mon, 6 Jul 2009 18:50:37 EST Hi, new to your team. Hi,I live with my Husband and 3 dogs, 1 cat and many more animals. I pray every day and thank the Lord for all that I have. God Bless you All, Sheryl Sun, 5 Jul 2009 17:48:03 EST