SparkPeople CHRISTIANS WALKING IN FAITH Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36477 This a place where you can relax and spend quality time with other Christians. Read Bible together, pray together, laugh and cry together while WALKING in Step by Faith. SparkPeople CHRISTIANS WALKING IN FAITH Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36477 Chat Cafe for November 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x72560977 Good Morning Team, let's have a Fantastic Month of November.. Let's raise the Bar to new Heights and push ahead to be the best we can be... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7865d371-8a2f-4491-b955-61c6f7ac3390.JPG"> Fri, 1 Nov 2019 10:18:04 EST November Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x72553367 <em>524</em> Team Thu, 31 Oct 2019 03:55:13 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for November 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x72553320 Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> Congrats on your hard work as you worked on your weight loss and maintaining your optimal weight that is best for you... Keep up the great work... <BR> <BR> So who is with me? Hope to see you back for this next new month of November... <BR> <BR> Let's do it...We Can in God's Strength! <BR> <BR> As for me I am back for Maintenance and trying to re-gain some of the weight I lost when I had 2 surgeries recently... I am still recovering and fighting a cancer diagn... Thu, 31 Oct 2019 03:37:13 EST Monthly Team Challenge for November 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x72553297 Good Morning Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Good Job on your achievements for the month of October. You have worked hard to meet your goals for your Nutritional intake and your Daily Fitness... <BR> <BR> May I encourage you to keep up the fantastic work for this next new month of November.. <BR> <BR> I will be sending out our Team Goodie Awards in the next few days, if you haven't yet recorded your Monthly achievements I encourage you to get your Challenges up to date so I know the members who j... Thu, 31 Oct 2019 03:24:59 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for October 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x72376139 You have done a great job this past month, we continue on for another month, some of you will be aiming to lose weight and some with be on maintenance. <BR> <BR> As for me I am back for Maintenance... <BR> <BR> Hope you will join me... <em>306</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2019 01:50:40 EST Monthly Team Challenge for October 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x72376122 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> Hard to believe that September has gone by so quickly. I also want to congratulate you on a great job you have done this past month in meeting your goals. Keep up the great work... . <BR> <BR> Your Team Goodie Awards will be sent out to you in the next few days...... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin a brand new month of October. <BR> <BR> I encourage you to raise the bar to your personal best. Let's see how far we can go with aiming for a better &amp; healthier... Tue, 1 Oct 2019 01:44:39 EST October Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x72376000 <em>213</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2019 01:12:51 EST Chat Cafe for October 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x72375990 Let's have a Fantastic Month of October ahead... <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32c74538-ed50-4f1a-b36f-4ae3df03ea29.JPG"> Tue, 1 Oct 2019 01:11:06 EST Update and Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x72276441 Had my 2nd Surgery on Wednesday, this recovery will take longer due to the nature of surgery that was done and the sutures will stay in 2 weeks before removal, I'm on heavy duty antibiotics, and taking extra strength tylenol every 4 to 6 hours, please continue to pray for my recovery. The pain level is intense this time around. Also pray against all infection... <BR> <BR> I am trusting God through all this and know my God is Mighty and will bring me through this. <BR> Yes, I will conquer c... Thu, 12 Sep 2019 22:56:57 EST Reflection on Gospel reading for 9/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x72255746 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple." <BR> Luke 14:26‭-‬27 <BR> <BR> REFLECTION: YESTERDAY'S Gospel reading was telling us to hate our fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers etc. We are to hate them because we know that God should come first but often these others get our time and atten... Mon, 9 Sep 2019 09:49:32 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for September 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x72205887 Good Job Team, lets keep up the great work for September... <em>593</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> I am back for Maintence, are you with me? Lets Spark on Together.... <em>381</em> Sun, 1 Sep 2019 00:38:48 EST Monthly Team Challenges for September 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x72205860 Evening Hello Team, Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great Month of August, your Goodie Awards will come out the first of the week... <BR> <BR> WOW, A brand new month is here, let's get started and have an awesome September ahead... <BR> <BR> As always I stand with you and cheer you on your journey...Keep Sparking and Keep up the Fantastic work...You CAN do it... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Team Challenges for you this month...I am encouraging you to Raise the Bar to your personal best. Let’s b... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 00:32:14 EST September Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x72205559 <em>213</em> Sat, 31 Aug 2019 23:23:23 EST Chat cafe for September 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x72205551 New Month New Challenges, let's keep Sparking and Pushing on for a fantastic month... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/616af7cf-091b-47b1-ae11-28bda6957fb9.JPG"> Sat, 31 Aug 2019 23:22:20 EST August Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x72026240 <em>213</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2019 02:39:40 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for August 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x72026238 You did a great job in maintaining your weight for July and for those who met your goals for weight loss, Congratulations... <em>592</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> I am back for Maintenance....Who is with me?? Either weight loss or maintenance, Let's Spark on Together.... <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Aug 2019 02:39:03 EST Monthly Team Challenges for August 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x72026234 Watch for new Team Challenges for August coming in morning.... Thu, 1 Aug 2019 02:37:38 EST Chat Cafe for August 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x72026232 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/74d8d7e7-ae3d-4133-82bd-04d7d5e7f5a7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Let's Make August a Great Month..... <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Together... Thu, 1 Aug 2019 02:36:46 EST Hi from Colorado! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x71937682 I'm Susie -- back on SP after several years of sliding back into unhealthy habits. I realize I have not been honoring the Lord with my eating/exercise choices and am recommitting to doing better. I am Church Administrator for a growing church and am excited to be part of what God is doing in our community. I enjoy hiking, walking, crocheting, and reading. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:29:20 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenges for July 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x71838981 Stay tuned, we start later today.... Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:19:01 EST Monthly Team Challenge for July 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x71838976 Stay tuned new challenges coming out tonight.... Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:17:59 EST July Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x71838971 <em>524</em> Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:16:48 EST Chat Cafe for July 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x71838967 Happy Canada Day from my Home to Your Home... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9aeac995-099b-4cd1-89ce-04be917ab39e.PNG"> Mon, 1 Jul 2019 13:16:06 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for June 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x71657363 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> We are on the eve of beginning a brand new Month, Let's make it a Great One....You have done great with your Monthly Weight Challenges in either losing weight or maintaining your optimal weight. I encourage you to join me for this new month of June. <BR> <BR> As for me I am back for Maintenance. <BR> <BR> Let's do this together and have an awesome month ahead... <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Fri, 31 May 2019 23:05:12 EST June Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x71657296 <em>213</em> Fri, 31 May 2019 22:53:42 EST Momthly Team Challenges for June 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x71657294 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate you for all your hard work you have done this past month. You are doing great. Your Team Goodie Awards will be sent out to you this weekend... <BR> <BR> Team Challenges for June: <BR> <BR> Remember, the following are suggestions; you are welcome to use your own or take 1 or 2 and focus on the exercises and nutritional suggestions here; the main thing is we do something to move our bodies and take in the proper nutrients to stay healthy... Fri, 31 May 2019 22:52:59 EST Chat Cafe for June 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x71657291 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> We are on the eve of beginning a new Month, Let's make it a Great One....We can as we Spark On Together.... <em>593</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 May 2019 22:52:09 EST Daily Bibly Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x71468785 Exodus 35 <BR> <BR> Key Verse verse 35.... <BR> <BR> Food for Thought: God looked at your entire life, determined your assignment and gave you the tools to do the job. When God calls you for a work He always equips us for the work/ministry to be done. We all have Gifts that God has given us and He desires we use them for His Glory! <BR> <BR> Psalm 133 <BR> <BR> Key Verse: verse 1 <BR> <BR> yes how good and pleasant it is to dwell together in unity... <BR> <BR> Psalm 136 <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 May 2019 12:39:34 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for May 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x71465284 Good Job everyone, keep up the great work, we will continue on with this Mini Team Challenge... <BR> <BR> I am back for Maintenance and will work at keeping my weight at its optimal level. <BR> <BR> Hope you will join me for another great month ahead.... <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 1 May 2019 01:18:59 EST May Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x71465252 <em>524</em> Wed, 1 May 2019 01:08:53 EST Monthly Team Challenge for May 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x71465247 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> You all have done well in your Team Challenges and Goals for April...keep up the great work...I will send out your Team Goodie Awards in the next few days... <BR> <BR> I have two New Challenges for you for the Month of May, We will be working on our Nutrition and Fitness with raising the bar to jumpstart your journey to its personal best.... <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 (Nutrition) <BR> <BR> Eat between 5 and 8 servings of Fresh Fruits and Veggies per day ... Wed, 1 May 2019 01:08:19 EST Chat Cafe for May 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x71465238 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce18becd-a386-4c9c-b174-b0854a902f32.jpg"> Wed, 1 May 2019 01:05:38 EST Hebrew Names of God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x71457771 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> I am starting a new series for our Daily Devotions entitled Hebrew Names of God <BR> <BR> This series will take the place of Wisdom from the Psalms...The studies I will bring are lessons and messages I have shared in my Church as Bible Teacher to Groups and as Featured Speaker for some of our Groups and Meetings over the years... <BR> <BR> After this series I will share a series on revival. <BR> <BR> Some of these messages go back some 4/5 years, they are all... Mon, 29 Apr 2019 22:05:34 EST I'm sinking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x71314889 Wondering if my believing friends here could pray for me- There's several different stressors in my life right now (both good and bad) and the last few days I have been eating my way through them. I would appreciate prayer to get my act back together and treat the temple God has entrusted me with with the respect it deserves. <BR> <BR> I'm only posting this here. I don't want a ba-zillion opinions and potentially criticisms that might come should I post it elsewhere. <BR> <BR> Thank you s... Sun, 7 Apr 2019 09:30:28 EST Faith in Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x71292704 Has anyone here found a connection in their spiritual walk and their quest to be fitter? If so how has one affected the other? Wed, 3 Apr 2019 18:09:28 EST April Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x71274780 <em>213</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2019 03:33:04 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for April 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x71274778 Great job Team, we will continue on with this Challenge for this month... <BR> <BR> Let's Keep Sparking together for our healthiest weight possible... <BR> <BR> Back for Maintenance <BR> <BR> Back for Both Challenges <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> <BR> Sunday March 31 125lbs <BR> Monday April 1 125lbs <BR> Tuesday April 2 <BR> Wednesday April 3 <BR> Thursday April 4 <BR> Friday April 5 <BR> Saturday April 6 <BR> Mon, 1 Apr 2019 03:30:56 EST Chat Cafe for April 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x71274771 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/428b08e4-2a1c-41d8-894f-643e68dc84bb.JPG"> Mon, 1 Apr 2019 03:28:12 EST Monthly Team Challenge for April 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x71268657 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great Month of March, you all worked so hard and did a fantastic job at meeting your goals. Good Job!!! <BR> <BR> WOW, Hard to believe that April begins Monday, let's get started and have a Fantastic month ahead... <BR> <BR> As always I stand with you and cheer you on your journey...Keep Sparking and Keep up the Wonderful work...You CAN do it... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Team Challenges for you this month... <BR> <BR> For April let's raise the b... Sun, 31 Mar 2019 03:20:08 EST Easter Devotion's for 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x71126048 Welcome to this New Devotional's that will be brought to you from a variety of groups and or Ministers from Crosswalk.com daily devotions, Hope you will join me and enjoy the following daily devotions about Easter. God Bless.... <BR> <BR> The Cradle of Hope - Easter Devotional - March 7 <BR> <BR> by Max Lucado <BR> <BR> Christ rose first; then when Christ comes back, all his people will become alive again. <BR> 1 Corinthians 15:23 TLB <BR> <BR> Let's go to the tomb, for Jesus lies in the ... Fri, 8 Mar 2019 02:33:32 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for March 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x71081451 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> You have done a great job in your Weight Maintenance and Weight Loss Goals for February. <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Goals for March. Hope you will join me, let's raise the bar to new heights and be the very best we can be. <BR> <BR> As for me I am working on my Weight Maintenance to stay within my optimal weight between 124 pounds and 125 pounds which is the best weight for my frame, lately I have been up and almost being closer to 126 pounds which... Fri, 1 Mar 2019 02:56:39 EST March Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x71081371 <em>213</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2019 02:20:09 EST Chat Cafe for March 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x71081366 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96a5d44a-484e-4fab-82ff-6e3ff80c8dd4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cheering you on for a Great Month of March, let's push ahead to new heights meeting goals and being the very best we can be... <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>593</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2019 02:17:45 EST Monthly Team Challenge for March 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x71081361 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great Month of February, your Goodie Awards will come out on the weekend. <BR> <BR> WOW, A brand new month is here, let's get started and have an awesome March ahead... <BR> <BR> As always I stand with you and cheer you on your journey...Keep Sparking and Keep up the Fantastic work...You CAN do it... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Team Challenges for you this month...I am encouraging you to Raise the Bar to your personal best. Let’s be the Very Best we ... Fri, 1 Mar 2019 02:15:03 EST Will you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x70920883 Will you be in the house of My Father's house? Sun, 3 Feb 2019 13:25:43 EST February Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x70904730 <em>213</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2019 00:29:24 EST Chat Cafe for February 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x70904715 Evening Hello team, <BR> <BR> Cheering you on for a fantastic month ahead. Let's meet some goals and be the best we can be as we raise the bar to our personal best... <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Together... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b72b388-0edf-4b7b-b1cd-6889c90db699.JPG"> Fri, 1 Feb 2019 00:28:01 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for February 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x70899735 Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> We will continue our Mini Team Challenge for Weight Loss and or Weight Maintenance. You are doing a great job, keep up the great work... <BR> <BR> Hope you will come onboard and join me for a great Month of February. <BR> <BR> I am back for Maintenance and hope to maintain my optimal weight of between 124 and 125 pounds... <BR> <BR> God Bless <BR> Your Friend &amp; Team Leader <BR> Judith Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:19:55 EST Monthly Team Challenges for February 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x70899099 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate you on all your hard work in accomplishing your January Team Challenges. Keep up the great work. <BR> <BR> The following is your new Team Challenge for the Month of February. Hope to see you on-board. <BR> <BR> As always I cheer you on your journey. Don't forget to enter all your daily results for this past month so I can send out your Spark Goodie Award to congratulate you on your well earned hard work! <BR> <BR> This month I hav... Thu, 31 Jan 2019 06:47:08 EST January Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x70698949 <em>524</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2019 11:10:41 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for January 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x70696841 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> Good Job everyone, keep up the great work.... And yes we will continue on with our Mini Team Challenge.... <BR> <BR> I invite you to come onboard to maintain your optimal weight and or come onboard to lose the weight you desire...Whatever you need to do let's work together and be the best we can be and get healthy together.... <BR> <BR> God Bless <BR> Team Leader <BR> Judith Tue, 1 Jan 2019 02:51:50 EST MonthlyTeam Challenge for January 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x70695548 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> Hard to believe but here we are with tomorrow beginning a brand new Year 2019 and new Month of January that will give us new opportunities and new goals to meet. I invite you to come onboard for another great year and month. Let’s keep sparking on together.... <BR> <BR> For January I have 1 Team Challenge that will include both Nutrition and Fitness Challenges... <BR> <BR> You are welcome to chose the Challenges that work best for you. <BR> <BR> This New Y... Mon, 31 Dec 2018 20:47:09 EST Chat Cafe for January 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x70690114 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c44d9ca4-c9e5-476d-bb27-607ed221064e.jpg"> Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:18:45 EST December Daily Hi for Emoticon's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x70520704 <em>213</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2018 06:28:50 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for December 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x70520702 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> You have done well in maintaining your weight this past month and for those who are losing weight, keep up the great work... <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Mini Weight Challenge for December, so who is onboard with me this month? Let's Do it and be the best we can be... <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2018 06:28:13 EST Monthly Team Challenge for December 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x70520645 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate you for all your hard work this past month. You all have done well with your November Challenges, your Team Awards will be posted on your spark page within the next 2 days. <BR> <BR> I encourage you to jump on-board and join us for the month of December. Let's raise the Bar to our personal best and see what we can do this month! I have posted your New Challenges below, this month it will be one Challenge with a combo of Nutrition and Fit... Sat, 1 Dec 2018 06:12:18 EST Chat Cafe for December 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x70520520 Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d185dfcb-93f0-4768-aa1e-019b1735ea5e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> New Day Mew Month Let's Spark on for a Fantastic Month ahead.... Sat, 1 Dec 2018 05:14:40 EST Christmas Devotions for 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x70486076 An Unhurried Holiday - Christmas Devotional - Nov. 25 <BR> <BR> EDITOR'S NOTE: <BR> <BR> While Advent officially runs from December 2-24 in 2018, Crosswalk will proudly present one Christmas-themed devotional per day during an Advent season running from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve. Check back every day for a new devotional reflection about what the Incarnation - the coming near of our Savior - means for us still today. And Merry Christmas <BR> <BR> By Karen Ehman <B... Sun, 25 Nov 2018 06:06:10 EST Daily Devotions for Thanksgiving 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x70366147 A Season of Thanks November 3, 2018 <BR> <BR> This devotional was written by Kelly McFadden <BR> <BR> All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal. —Psalms 119:160 <BR> <BR> This holiday season, you will most likely hear the song “My Favorite Things” from the Broadway musical The Sound of Music. To me this song has always felt out of place during the holidays, until recently. I have begun to hear it in a new light, recognizing the famous list of “favorite things” as a lis... Sat, 3 Nov 2018 12:54:11 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for November 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x70350832 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all your hard work, keep up the great work. <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Mini Team Weight Challenge. You are welcome to join for losing the weight you have determined that is best for you and or to join for Maintenance that I am doing, working to maintain my optimal weight that has been determined for me. <BR> <BR> So who is onboard? Hope you will join me this new month. Let's work together and be the best we can be... <BR> <BR... Thu, 1 Nov 2018 00:35:52 EST MonthlyTeam Challenge for November 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x70350828 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> Congratulations Team on the fantastic job you have done all thru the month of October. Your Team Goodie Awards will be sent out later this week. . <BR> <BR> I have 2 new Team Challenges for you. I have divided them into Team Fitness and Team Nutrition Challenges. In the Fitness Challenges you are welcome to modify the challenge and use the exercises that best meet your needs. Don’t forget to enter all your daily results for October so I won’t miss sending you ... Thu, 1 Nov 2018 00:35:02 EST Novenber Daily Hi for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x70349719 <em>524</em> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 20:46:56 EST Chat Cafe for November 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x70349717 Let's welcome November and have an <em>345</em> month ahead... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/93b19a3c-ad85-412a-be64-5e66069dcf21.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 20:46:00 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for October 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x70167695 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> Congratulations on a <em>592</em> with your Weight loss and or Weight Maintenance. Keep up the fantastic work...I hope you will join me for the this new month of October. <BR> <BR> I am back for Weight Maintenance. My optimal weight for my height and body frame is between 124-128 pounds; as for me, I feel comfortable at 124/125 pounds and will work on maintaining this weight for October. <BR> <BR> So who is with me? As always I stand with you cheering you on... Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:31:43 EST MonthlyTeam Challenge for October 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x70167586 Good Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great Month of September, you all worked so hard and did a fantastic job at meeting your goals. Good Job!!! <BR> <BR> I will send out your Goodie Awards in the next few days. <BR> <BR> WOW, Hard to believe that October begins tomorrow, let's get started and have a Fantastic month ahead... <BR> <BR> As always I stand with you and cheer you on your journey...Keep Sparking and Keep up the Wonderful work...You CAN do it... <BR> <BR> I hav... Sun, 30 Sep 2018 23:15:20 EST October Daily Hi's for Emoticon's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x70167475 <em>524</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2018 22:50:47 EST Chat Cafe for October 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x70167424 Hello Team, let's make October amazing and keep pushing forward to the finishing line and have a successful month ahead... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34956023-b243-44f9-97b4-03a45fdea3f2.jpg"> <BR> Sun, 30 Sep 2018 22:42:34 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for September 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x69998952 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> You all have done a great job in August so we will continue on for September...Let's Keep Pushing on ahead and either lose the amount of weight we are hoping for or for those who are on Maintenance like I am hope you will join me again.... <BR> <BR> Let's Go for it.... <em>381</em> 1 step at a time... Sat, 1 Sep 2018 02:48:42 EST Chat Cafe for September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x69995954 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9388eeed-a374-4c94-94a0-508ce7dc8357.png"> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:33:04 EST MonthlyTeam Challenge for September 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x69995949 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great job of meeting your goals for the Month of August, Keep up the great work. Your Team Awards will be sent out this next week. Good Job Everyone! <BR> <BR> Today begins the opportunity to jump on-board for another Month of Team Challenges. This month let’s work on increasing our fitness levels with raising the Bar to our Personal Best! ... <BR> <BR> This Month there are 2 Challenges to chose from, there is something for everyone; you are we... Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:31:50 EST September Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x69995938 <em>524</em> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:30:25 EST No message http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x69928487 Oops! Looks like I created a new topic by mistake so I'm deleting it now. Sorry. I'm new to the forum and learning how it works. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:53:07 EST A word from the Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x69858319 A word from the Word <BR> August 13 - - All have sinned <BR> <BR> Romans 3:23 <BR> 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; <BR> <BR> The first thing that a person needs to know in order to be saved is that that they are lost. Most people, or at least a lot of them have no knowledge that they are lost. I recall once when the church that we were attending places a testimony in the Sunday hand. It was the testimony of one of the church member’s. It spoke of how he was lost... Mon, 13 Aug 2018 09:10:12 EST Chat Café for August 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x69767759 A New Day and a New Month, Happy First Day of August Team, Let's have a Fantastic Month ahead.... <em>593</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/830a3e88-de31-49f2-b143-af6882dcd2b1.jpg"> <BR> Wed, 1 Aug 2018 00:59:36 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for August 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x69767665 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> <em>592</em> on your Monthly Weight Challenges...Keep up the great work... <BR> <BR> We continue on with the Maintenance Challenge and or the Weight Loss Challenge for those who are wanting to lose weight. You chose the amount you are setting for the month but for sure I am here for you cheering you on your journey. No matter what Challenge you chose let's keep pushing on together and be the best we can be... <BR> <BR> So who is with me, let's go for it and ... Wed, 1 Aug 2018 00:40:06 EST Monthly Team Challenge for August 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x69767501 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Good Job on your achievements for the month of July. You have worked hard to meet your goals for your Nutritional intake and your daily fitness... May I encourage you to keep up the fantastic work for this next new month of August.... I will be sending out our Team Goodie Awards in the next few days, if you haven't yet recorded your Monthly achievements for July I encourage you to get your July Challenges up to date so I know the members who joined us and I send... Wed, 1 Aug 2018 00:05:09 EST August Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x69766886 <em>524</em> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 22:13:08 EST July Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x69341210 <em>524</em> Sun, 1 Jul 2018 03:11:49 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for July 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x69341209 Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Mini Challenge, either for the Desired amount of Weight you chose to lose and or onboard for Maintenance.... <BR> <BR> I am back for Maintenance, hope you will join me for another great month. <em>381</em> Sun, 1 Jul 2018 03:10:40 EST Monthly Team Challenge for July 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x69341172 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> Here we are with a New Month and New Challenges before us for another great month ahead.... <BR> <BR> You did great for June, let's get ready for another awesome month... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Challenges for you to do...Hope you will come onboard and join me for a great month ahead... <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> Drink between 6 and 8 Glasses of Water per day. <BR> Meet your Daily Calorie intake <BR> Eat between 5 to 8 Servings of Fresh Fruits and Vegg... Sun, 1 Jul 2018 02:51:30 EST Chat Cafe for July 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x69341114 Happy Month of July, Let's have an awesome Month ahead..... <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 1 Jul 2018 02:31:46 EST June Daily Hi's for Emoticon's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x69154108 <em>524</em> Fri, 1 Jun 2018 02:26:27 EST Monthly Team Challenge for June 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x69154087 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all your hard work in working daily to meet your daily goals. Good Job, keep up the Fantastic Work.... <BR> <BR> We are just a few hours away to beginning another new Month of Team Challenges, hope you will come onboard and join me. I have 2 New Challenges for you to do. You are welcome to adapt them to your needs, the main thing is not how you follow my suggestions but you decide to step up to the plate and decide to add Daily Fitness to you... Fri, 1 Jun 2018 02:12:51 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for June 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x69154049 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> You all have done so well that we will continue on with this challenge. I encourage you to set the bar in deciding how much weight you want to lose and or how you will continue to Maintain your optimal weight... <BR> <BR> I cheer you on for a Fantastic and Successful Month of June ahead... <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Together.... <BR> Fri, 1 Jun 2018 01:46:44 EST Chat Cafe for June 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x69154023 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> In just a few hours we are beginning a brand new month. Let's Make June Great, the best one ever, let's raise the Bar to our Personal Best....We can do it.... <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <em>593</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5ad4910-e365-4742-a070-e460ae7f9ab1.jpg"> Fri, 1 Jun 2018 01:34:21 EST In Need of Some Weekend Prayer Warriors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x69121549 Hi new to the team. I am in need of some pray warriors this weekend... <BR> <BR> Brief overview <BR> <BR> My DS is 17, he is making poor choices (that affect his before, mood, work ethic and our family dynamic) if he finishes up his course work he will graduate a year early... he is very smart young man. I have pulled him out of the traditionally public school setting and he is finishing up on line through the public school system. I had to cut his access to harmful things. (on going for 3.... Sat, 26 May 2018 10:58:52 EST Hello!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x69121339 Just joined the team, I will have to come back a bit later and give an introduction. Sat, 26 May 2018 10:14:01 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for May 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x68979419 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> You did a great job for the Month of May, keep up the great work... <BR> <BR> We will continue on for May, so who is with me for Maintenance and or losing weight...Let's Keep Pushing on ahead... <BR> <BR> May 1, 2018 124.5lbs Tue, 1 May 2018 23:21:43 EST Chat Cafe for May 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x68975698 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5439cf52-d0b4-4a23-9de3-7862261da5e7.jpg"> Tue, 1 May 2018 11:05:21 EST May Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x68975688 <em>524</em> Tue, 1 May 2018 11:04:26 EST Monthly Team Challenge for May 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x68975684 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Wishing you a great Day and week ahead. <BR> <BR> I also want to congratulate you on a great job you have done this past month. You have done a great job in meeting your goals. Keep up the great work... . <BR> <BR> Hard to believe that today we begin a new month with New Goals &amp; New Challenges to achieve.. <BR> <BR> Having said that, I have been thinking about our next Challenge and have 2 new Challenges for you this month... <BR> <BR> For the Month ... Tue, 1 May 2018 11:03:46 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for April 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x68792019 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> You are doing great for those who are working hard on your Maintenance and for those who are aiming to lose some weight. Good Job all, keep up the great work! <BR> <BR> We will continue on with our Mini challenge...You decide what you are going to work on. <BR> <BR> I stand with you cheering you on your journey... <BR> <BR> Let's raise the bar to our optimal best this next month of April... <BR> <BR> I am joining again and will work on Maintenance... Hope you... Sun, 1 Apr 2018 02:43:07 EST Monthly Team Challenge for April 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x68791969 Good Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Congratulations on your achievements in March. You all have worked hard in going about to meet your goals and do the very best you could. <BR> <BR> Your Team Spark Goodie Awards will be posted on your Spark Page just after Easter. <BR> <BR> For this month of April I have 2 Team Challenges for you. I invite you to join me in this new challenge and join as many of these as you can....You are welcome to join them all or do a few, whatever fits in with you... Sun, 1 Apr 2018 02:24:20 EST April Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x68791862 <em>524</em> Sun, 1 Apr 2018 01:40:25 EST Chat Cafe for April 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x68791857 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96f6c4e3-d261-466d-809e-1e69568cb6c0.jpg"> Sun, 1 Apr 2018 01:39:44 EST Personal Testimony http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x68615830 I encourage you all to share your (personal testimonies) here in this thread... <BR> <BR> You are welcome to share personal victories, what God has done in your life and when you came to know Jesus as your persona Savior, sharing any testimony that has taken place in your life as a believer... <BR> <BR> Let's Shine for Jesus here encouraging one another and bringing Glory to God! <BR> <BR> I will start off with a little testimony of when I came to know Jesus as my Savior.. <BR> <BR> It wa... Sat, 3 Mar 2018 16:27:44 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for March 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x68599153 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> You all did a great job with either losing weight or maintaining your optimal weight so we will continue on for this brand new month of March... <BR> <BR> For those who are on Maintenance I encourage you to join me again for this new Month of March... <BR> <BR> And for those who are wanting to lose weight I encourage you to come onboard and aim to lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more this month and maintain the weight loss for the entire month... <BR> <BR> So w... Thu, 1 Mar 2018 02:29:40 EST March Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x68599095 <em>524</em> Thu, 1 Mar 2018 02:07:05 EST Chat Cafe for March 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x68599093 Let's Raise the Bar to our Personal Best and Make March a Successful Month ahead... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d54d62aa-a86d-4823-a412-d675470acd13.jpg"> Thu, 1 Mar 2018 02:06:29 EST Monthly Team Challenge for March 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x68596430 Good Afternoon, <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all your hard work and achieving your February goals. Good Job Team. <BR> <BR> Your Goodie Awards will be posted on your Spark Page later today... <BR> <BR> I invite you to join me in this new Month of Team Challenges. <BR> <BR> You are welcome to modify, add, or remove any of the challenges or do as many of the challenges as you are able. Bottom line, we aim to get fit together. Let's Go For it! <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:54:47 EST Easter Devotion's for 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x68554598 The Angelic Perspective on Easter - Easter Devotional - February 22 <BR> <BR> by Fred Alberti <BR> <BR> He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. <BR> Colossians 1:15-16 <BR> <BR> During this time of remembrance of Christ's sacrifice I am prone to wonder about the angels. <BR> ... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:38:35 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for February 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x68415572 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> You all did a great job with either losing weight or maintaining your optimal weight so we will continue on for this brand new month of February. <BR> <BR> I encourage you to lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more this month and maintain it for the entire month...... <BR> <BR> So who is with me this month? Let's do it and go for it together... <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Thu, 1 Feb 2018 01:55:54 EST February Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x68415558 <em>524</em> Thu, 1 Feb 2018 01:50:32 EST Chat Cafe for February 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x68415534 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f76896f-6456-446d-a80b-fd2bcd75eae0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello Team <BR> <BR> Let's have a Fantastic month of February with meeting our goals. Let's raise the bar to our personal best.... We can 1 step and 1 day at a time... . Thu, 1 Feb 2018 01:44:56 EST Monthly Team Challenge for February 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x68413401 Afternoon Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great Month of January, you all worked so hard and did a fantastic job at meeting your goals. Good Job!!! <BR> <BR> Your Team Spark Goodie Awards will be posted on your Spark Page in the next few days. Good Job Everyone! <BR> <BR> WOW, It's hard to believe that February starts tomorrow...let's get started and have a Fantastic month ahead... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Team Challenges for you this month...Hope you will join me and make this month th... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:59:11 EST Chair Aerobics/ Strength/Stre tch/Core/Full Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x68336838 I encourage you to click onto any of the following exercises that will take you thru step by step for a full body workout. There are Chair aerobics, exercises using hand weights, strength and stretching fitness, core and fitness video's that Coach Nicole will take you thru for a healthier and stronger you... Let's go for it and raise the bar and aim for a healthier body 1 step at a time.. <em>381</em> Together... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:18:33 EST Team Birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x68210907 Let's Remember our Birthday's here... <BR> <BR> Post the Day you Celebrate your Birthday so all your Spark Buddies can say Happy Birthday to you here... <BR> <BR> My Birthday is October 5 Tue, 2 Jan 2018 06:03:37 EST January Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x68203053 <em>524</em> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 05:01:39 EST Chat Cafe for January 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x68203051 Happy New Year Team and God Bless...Wishing you all a Blessed and Productive Month and Year ahead...Let's be the best we can be with raising the bar and get Healthy &amp; Fit Together...We can 1 step and 1 day at a time... <em>593</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/30583bf3-e763-4a58-9c4d-c26e2291436c.jpg"> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 05:00:45 EST Monthly Team Challenge for January 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x68203045 Good Morning Team; <BR> <BR> Congratulations on your achievements this past month of December. You have worked hard in going about to meet your goals and do the very best you could. <BR> <BR> Your Team Spark Goodie Awards will be posted on your Spark Page before the week is done!. Good Job! <BR> <BR> For this New Month ahead we are going to start off the New Year with “Going Back to Basics”. I invite you to join me in this new challenge and join as many of these as you can....You are we... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 04:56:53 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for January 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x68203044 We will continue on with our Weight Loss and or Maintenance this New Year... <em>593</em> <em>381</em> I am including Sunday the 31st with Week 1... <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> <BR> Sunday December 31st 125lbs <BR> Monday January 1st 125.5lbs <BR> Tuesday January 2nd <BR> Wednesday January 3rd <BR> Thursday January 4th <BR> Friday January 5th <BR> Saturday January 6th <BR> Mon, 1 Jan 2018 04:55:58 EST It's A New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x68042916 I did so horrible on my eating yesterday even the blog I wrote yesterday called Scoring Success (The "but..." corollary), was not working for me when I went to bed last night riddled with guilt, but then, at 4AM, I woke up and my stomach growled. I was reminded of Lamentations 3:22-23 which says, "It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." <BR> <BR> So you see, my body doesn't know I screwe... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 06:13:58 EST December Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x68024133 <em>524</em> Fri, 1 Dec 2017 02:10:48 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for December 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x68024131 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> You have done a great job at your Mini Team Challenge with either maintaining your optimal weight and or losing the set weight you desired. Good Job All, you have worked hard, keep up the good work...I cheer you on your journey... <BR> <BR> This Month of December we will continue on with our Mini Challenge. I encourage you to come onboard and lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more and or maintain your optimal weight for the month of December. <BR> <BR> So who i... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 02:09:46 EST Monthly Team Challenges for December 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x68024128 Good Evening Team <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate you all on all the hard work you have done this past month of November. Good Job All, keep up the great work! <BR> <BR> Over the month many of us have struggled including me in keeping up but we all pressed through and accomplished the goals that were before us. I am so proud of you all... <BR> <BR> This month of December I have 2 New Team Challenges for you. Hope to see you onboard! <BR> <BR> Team Challenge 1 <BR> <BR> Tracking our Fo... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 02:08:56 EST Chat Cafe for December 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x68024125 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2605a24-c2a9-42f6-bc32-7223ab21cc59.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's a brand new month, let's push ahead and meet the goals set before us...We can do this 1 day and 1 step at a time...Together we can in God's Strength... <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <BR> Fri, 1 Dec 2017 02:07:18 EST Christmas Devotions for 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x68022146 The Reality of Immanuel - Christmas Devotional- November 30 <BR> <BR> by Jill &amp; Stuart Briscoe <BR> <BR> "How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!" —Benjamin Franklin <BR> <BR> I have to be honest, I really do love the holiday called Christmas. Our church is a beehive of activity. Our home is a menagerie of laughter and friends and family. I love the food. I love the decorations. I love the way Christmas smells. And who can argue with a couple of cool presents under t... Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:00:25 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x67956785 Hello everyone! I'm new to Sparkpeople here and this team. My name is Patricia and I am ready to get healthier. I turned 62 last month. My body says yup, but my mind says no. I want my body to digress to where my mind is. LOL Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:42:30 EST Natural Consequences http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x67910076 I absolutely wanted to quit it all yesterday. It figures on the day I want to do nothing right, I bite my tongue so hard eating candy that it bleeds. God always allows natural consequences to force me into the right choice even when my conscience isn't willing. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c85361f9-3819-4b09-9b77-c61d2842c903.jpg"> Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:37:42 EST In keeping with November fitness goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x67889740 I work at McDonald's. I try to walk outside during my 30 minute break unless it is raining. Then I walk in the common area of a nearby building. However, today I spent 3 hours in back cash first thing so I was freezing by the time I got my break so I did One mile wake up walk with Jessica Smith <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/b <BR> log.asp?post=one_mile_wake_up_a <BR> nd_walk_workout <BR> in the break room. A couple people made fun of me but I took it all in stride...literally. Lol <... Thu, 9 Nov 2017 14:58:16 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for November 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x67829389 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin a brand new month. I hope you will join me in another great month of our Mini Team Challenges for Weight Loss and or Maintenance. <BR> <BR> For this Month of November we will continue on with either maintaining our optimal weight levels or lose between 3 and 5 pounds and maintain it throughout the Month of November. <BR> <BR> So who is on-board; are you ready to Join me &amp; Meet the Challenge? Let's Go for It... <BR> <BR> God Bless, <BR... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 01:16:54 EST Monthly Team Challenge for November 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x67829361 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all the hard work you have done this past month in meeting your goals for October. Good Job Everyone. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin a brand new month of November. I hope you will join me in another great month of New Team Challenges. <BR> <BR> For this Month of November I have 2 Challenges for you, Fitness and Nutrition Challenges. <BR> <BR> You are welcome to work on each one or you can chose which of the two works best for you. <BR> <... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 01:09:09 EST November Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x67829256 <em>524</em> Wed, 1 Nov 2017 00:38:30 EST Chat Cafe for November 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x67829255 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1019dff0-13cf-484a-a187-ff3090d273dd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Tomorrow starts a brand new month, let's keep Sparking on to the Finish Line and Meet Some Goals. We can have a Successful Month as we keep pushing forward and Keep sticking to our Plan of Action.. <BR> <BR> Let's Do it and Go for it...We can in God's Strength 1 day and 1 step at a time... <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</e... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 00:37:55 EST You Never Know Who God Is Gonna Use http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x67769796 Rich Mullins wrote a song about this very thing. The lyrics are: <BR> <BR> Now Balaam, he had a donkey <BR> Who was gentle and true and kind <BR> And the donkey saw an angel with a sword <BR> So he slipped old Balaam past him <BR> And when he done it three times <BR> Well, Balaam got so me mad he beat the donkey <BR> And so the Lord <BR> Well, he gave the donkey language <BR> And the donkey plainly brayed, <BR> "Well, there's an angel about to strike you from the path" <BR> Then ol... Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:31:45 EST Conscience http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x67760022 October 21 <BR> <BR> Psalms 7:15 <BR> <BR> Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made. <BR> <BR> I'd like to think I do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do but a secondary motivation is that doing the wrong thing always seems to backfire on me. PRAISE THE LORD!! 😊 <BR> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:28:00 EST Characteristics of a godly person http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x67651713 Let's see how many can come back to this thread often and name something . <BR> <BR> I will begin with one: <BR> Pray for their enemies instead of getting even. Tue, 3 Oct 2017 20:13:05 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for October 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x67633405 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great job of losing weight and or for those who are on Maintenance with maintaining your optimal weight. You are going a <em>592</em> Keep up the excellent work. <BR> <BR> This next month we will continue on with the Challenge. I encourage you to raise the bar with setting new goals in how much you want to lose this month and if you are maintaining your optimal weight I encourage you to keep on pushing and do your very best for October.. <BR> <... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 01:13:20 EST October Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x67633358 <em>524</em> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 00:57:30 EST Monthly Team Challenge for October 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x67633355 Evening All, <BR> <BR> Wishing you a great Sunday and week ahead. <BR> <BR> I also want to congratulate you on a great job you have done this past month. You have done a great job in meeting your goals. Keep up the great work... . <BR> <BR> Hard to believe that September has gone by so quickly. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin a brand new month of October. Having said that, I have been thinking about our next Challenge and have 2 new Challenges for you this month... <BR> <BR> For this ne... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 00:56:53 EST Chat Cafe for October 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x67633327 Evening Hello Team, it's a new Day, Month and New Challenges, let's have a Fantastic Month ahead and <em>593</em> on Together... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ca9701a-bad4-45ab-ae92-f589e3c3ffe2.jpg"> <BR> Sun, 1 Oct 2017 00:50:10 EST Daily Devotion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x67597924 I write a daily devotion for our church. I thought I would share. <BR> <BR> 1 Thessalonians chapter 1 is a warm introduction from Paul. They seem to have it all together. One thing stood out to me, probably due to the sermon yesterday. "4 For we know, brothers and sisters[b] loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction." God chooses us. It boggles the mind. Why would God choos... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:25:12 EST More insights for today's Bible Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x67469519 <BR> Today's Old Testament reading is one of my favorites. <BR> <BR> Jeremiah 20:7-9  <BR> You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped; you were too strong for me, and you triumphed. All the day I am an object of laughter; everyone mocks me. <BR> Whenever I speak, I must cry out, violence and outrage is my message; the word of the LORD has brought me derision and reproach all the day. <BR> I say to myself, I will not mention him, I will speak in his name no more. But then it becomes lik... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 13:31:36 EST September Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x67455172 <em>524</em> Fri, 1 Sep 2017 05:28:59 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for September 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x67454942 Good Morning All <BR> <BR> Good Job on your Weight Management and Weight Loss Goals for August. We will continue on for another fantastic month of September. <BR> <BR> Who is with me? Let's Do it.... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 03:36:42 EST Monthly Team Challenges for September 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x67454926 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great job of meeting your goals for the Month of August, Keep up the great work. Your Team Awards will be sent out in the next few days. Good Job Everyone! <BR> <BR> Today begins the opportunity to jump on-board for another Month of Team Challenges. This month let’s work on increasing our fitness levels with raising the Bar to our Personal Best! ... <BR> <BR> This Month there are 2 Challenges to chose from, there is something for everyone; you ... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 03:24:58 EST Chat Cafe for September 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x67454884 Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> Cheering you on for a Fantastic month ahead. Let's <em>593</em> and have a successful month ahead... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/949be417-4c1c-41b7-aa59-933c26954779.jpg"> Fri, 1 Sep 2017 03:04:28 EST Insights For Today's Bible Readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x67348917 Today's first reading was from 1 KINGS 19:9A, 11-13A <BR> <BR> At the mountain of God, Horeb, <BR> Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter. <BR> Then the LORD said to him, <BR> "Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; <BR> the LORD will be passing by." <BR> A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains <BR> and crushing rocks before the LORD— <BR> but the LORD was not in the wind. <BR> After the wind there was an earthquake— <BR> but the LORD was not in the earth... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 21:28:47 EST August Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x67271791 <em>524</em> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 02:08:23 EST Chat Cafe for August 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x67271788 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin a new month, hard to believe that July has come to an end, it went by so fast... <BR> <BR> As always I cheer you on for a Fantastic Month ahead..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db1d4407-aa40-4c6c-afe3-1e112242dd9e.jpg"> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 02:07:37 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for August 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x67268764 Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> We are embarking on another new Month of August and will continue on with the Challenge of either Maintaining our Optimal weight and or for those who are Aiming to Lose Weight. <BR> <BR> Let's aim for the best results we can do, you decide how much and what you can do to bring your weight to a healthy range that is best for you... <BR> <BR> So who is with me?? Let's <em>593</em> On Together!!! Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:46:33 EST Monthly Team Challenges for August 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x67268671 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Congrats on a great Month of July, you all worked so hard and did a fantastic job at meeting your goals. Good Job!!! <BR> <BR> I will send out your Goodie Awards in the next few days. <BR> <BR> WOW, Hard to believe that August begins tomorrow, let's get started and have a Fantastic month ahead... <BR> <BR> As always I stand with you and cheer you on your journey...Keep Sparking and Keep up the Wonderful work...You CAN do it... <BR> <BR> I have 2 Team Chal... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:20:25 EST What Made you Feel Happy Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x67194825 My day was fantastic, I had a Luncheon Meeting with 12 Ladies from the Group I teach during the year, we are on Summer break but gather 2x thru the Summer to stay connected and plan the following season ahead... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d997a445-4921-4065-83eb-d1e73c066e29.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d14be1e0-a995-4167-939c-270285420816.jpg"> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:47:04 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for July 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x67085123 Congrats Team for a Month and working hard to maintain and or lose the weight you were hoping for. We will continue on for this next new month of July...Hope to see you onboard. <BR> <BR> Back for Maintenance <BR> <BR> Saturday July 1st 125lbs <BR> Sunday July 2nd <BR> Monday July 3rd <BR> Tuesday July 4th <BR> Wednesday July 5th <BR> Thursday July 6th <BR> Friday July 7th <BR> Saturday July 8th Sat, 1 Jul 2017 02:21:43 EST July Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x67085078 <em>524</em> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 02:06:36 EST Chat Cafe for July 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x67085076 Happy July 1st Team, Let's Have an awesome Month...Spark On Team... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 02:06:04 EST Monthly Team Challenges for July 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x67081252 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> We are about to begin a brand new month with new Goals and Challenges ahead. .. <BR> <BR> Congratulations on a Well Done Job this past month in sticking to your Plan and meeting your Goals <BR> <BR> I am hoping you will continue on and join me for July’s Team Challenges. <BR> <BR> This Month I have “Combined” both Nutrition and Fitness rolled into one Challenge. They are numbered 1 thru to 6, 3 activities for each category. <BR> <BR> You chose what works... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:23:39 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for June 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x66910523 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> We continue on with this Mini Challenge for this New Month of June.... <BR> <BR> I will continue on with Maintenance and hope you will join me! <BR> <BR> You all have done a Fantastic Job with your Team Weight Challenges. <BR> <BR> You did a great job in maintaining your weight... <BR> And for those who were losing weight you did Great... <BR> <BR> Keep up the Great Work...I cheer you on your journey... <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Let's aim to Maintain our o... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 01:49:57 EST Monthly Team Challenge for June 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x66910466 Good Evening Team <BR> <BR> You all have done a fantastic job in meeting your goals for the Month of May...Good Job everyone. Keep up the fantastic work...Hope you will join me for this next month.. <BR> <BR> For this month we will work on 2 Challenges... <BR> <BR> Team Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> Eat at least 5 to 6 Servings of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables <BR> Drink between 6 to 8 glasses of water per day <BR> Increase my Fiber intake with getting at least 25 grams per day <BR> Maintain my C... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 01:30:33 EST June Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x66910397 <em>524</em> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 00:59:35 EST Chat Cafe for June 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x66910371 Tomorrow we begin a brand new month....I want you to know how proud I am of you with all your hard work in meeting your goals. Keep up the fantastic work... <BR> <BR> As always I stand with you and cheer you on your journey.... <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a fantastic new month of June... <em>593</em> 1 step and 1 day at a time! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/409aa53f-fec8-4561-9d21-c255d624f4d7.jpg"> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 00:54:27 EST Weather in your Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x66883853 Today is a lovely Warm Sunny Day.... <em>67</em> Sat, 27 May 2017 14:14:56 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for May 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x66726229 Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> You all have done a great job with ether maintaining your optimal weight and or those who wanted to lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more, you have done a fantastic job... <BR> <BR> We will continue on with this same challenge for May. Hope to see you onboard joining me. <BR> <BR> You chose what you are doing, Maintenance or Weight Loss... <BR> <BR> Let's Go For It.... <em>381</em> <em>593</em> Mon, 1 May 2017 02:13:31 EST Monthly Team Challenge for May 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x66726186 Good Evening Team <BR> <BR> Congratulations on all your hard work for April's Team Challenge, keep up the great work. I encourage you to post your results so I can give each one of you who participated your Spark Goodie Award. They will come out this week... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we begin another new month and I am encouraging you all to keep up with your daily fitness and eating healthy, remember to post your daily Nutrition and Fitness results daily. <BR> <BR> Let's Keep Pushing Ahead ... Mon, 1 May 2017 01:56:30 EST May Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x66726116 <em>524</em> Mon, 1 May 2017 01:21:30 EST Chat Cafe for May 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x66726113 Let's have a fantastic month getting fit together... <em>593</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 1 May 2017 01:20:41 EST April Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x66535615 <em>524</em> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 00:33:17 EST Chat Cafe for April 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x66535612 Wishing you all a great month of April, let's <em>593</em> And meet some goals for a successful month ahead.. <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Together 1day at a time! Sat, 1 Apr 2017 00:32:18 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for April 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x66533498 Good Afternoon Team <BR> <BR> You have done a great job in your March Goals to either Lose Weight or Maintain your optimal weight. Keep up the great work... <em>593</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> We will continue on for this next new month and aim to lose between 3 and 5 pounds or more. I encourage you to work at keeping the weight off for the entire month. I know you can do it. <BR> <BR> For those who are on Maintenance I encourage you to come on-board and aim to maintain your optimal ... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:21:20 EST Monthly Team Challenge for April 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x66533372 Good Afternoon Team, <BR> <BR> Congratulations on your achievements this past month of March. You all have worked hard in going about to meet your goals and do the very best you could. <BR> <BR> Your Team Spark Goodie Awards will be posted on your Spark Page before the week is done!. Good Job! <BR> <BR> For this month of April we are going "Back to Basics" I invite you to join me in this new challenge and join as many of these as you can....You are welcome to join them all or do a few,... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:53:19 EST Easter Devotionals for 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x66334711 The Lenten Journey - Easter Devotional - March 1 <BR> <BR> The Lenten Journey <BR> by Sarah Phillips <BR> <BR> As they went out, they came upon a man of Cyre'ne, Simon by name; this man they compelled to carry his cross. Matthew 27:32 <BR> <BR> I have to confess, Lent is my least favorite liturgical season. Many have written beautiful reflections on this season and the many opportunities for spiritual growth it holds. I couldn't agree more. But the reason this season is often so fruitful... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 04:46:54 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for March 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x66333591 Good Job everyone for your February Goals for loosing the weight you were wanting <BR> And for those who are working at maintaining your optimal weight...Keep up the Great work! Team... <BR> <BR> We will continue on in this challenge for March...You chose how much weight you want to lose and for those who are maintaining your weight, hope you will join me again for this new Month of March, keep up the great work... <em>306</em> <em>593</em> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:16:43 EST March Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x66332954 <em>524</em> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:02:56 EST Chat Cafe` for March 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x66332948 Evening Hello Team <BR> <BR> Let's <em>593</em> and have a Fantastic Month of March ahead.... <BR> <BR> Cheering you on to the Finish Line... <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>220</em> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:01:54 EST Monthly Team Challenge for March 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x66332934 Good Evening Team, <BR> <BR> I want to congratulate you on all your hard work in accomplishing your February's Challenges, good job. Your Team Goodie Awards will be sent out within the next few days. <BR> <BR> The following is your new Team Challenge for the Month of March. Hope to see you on-board. <BR> <BR> As always I cheer you on your journey. Don’t forget to enter all your daily results for this past month so I can send you your Spark Goodie Award to congratulate you on your well e... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:59:34 EST Poetry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x66275410 God Is Not Distant <BR> <BR> Do you ever feel that God <BR> Is distant and aloof? <BR> Do you wonder if He cares <BR> And has the time for you? <BR> <BR> Do you think Christ would've died <BR> If you were the only one? <BR> Do you think God had such love <BR> To have sent His only son? <BR> <BR> I think God cares enough for us <BR> To do this and much more <BR> He's never distant and aloof <BR> In this, you can be sure <BR> <BR> He always said He'd never leave, <BR> Nor will He forsake us... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:41:09 EST Cities A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x66275338 Anchorage, Alaska Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:29:20 EST Love Jesus, Post a Woo-Hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x66238512 <em>244</em> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:06:49 EST February Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x66137470 <em>524</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2017 01:06:38 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for February 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x66137366 Good Job Team on your Weight Maintenance and for those who Lost Weight this past month. <BR> <BR> We will continue on with this challenge...I invite you to jump onboard and let's get to a healthy weight that is best for us. I cheer you on, so who is onboard to lose between 3 to 5 pounds of weight or more, you decide, and for those who are on maintenance I challenge you to maintain at your optimal weight for the entire month of February. <BR> <BR> Let's Go For It.... <em>381</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:40:52 EST Monthly Team Challenge for February 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x66137330 Congratulations on all your hard work for January's Team Challenge, keep up the great work. <BR> <BR> I encourage you to post your results so I can give each one of you who participated your Spark Goodie Award. They will come out this week... <BR> <BR> Hard to believe but tomorrow is when we begin a brand new month of February and I am encouraging you all to keep up with your daily fitness and eating healthy. <BR> <BR> Let's Keep Pushing Ahead to become Healthy, Stronger and Fitter Men ... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:30:58 EST Chat Cafe for February 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x66137249 Brand New Month, New Opportunities and New Possibilities... <BR> <BR> Let's have a great February and Spark on for the Finish Line....We can meet our Goals and have a successful month...I wish you God's Best... <em>593</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:14:52 EST Planning on having a great day, post a Woo-Hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x65935798 <em>244</em> Thu, 5 Jan 2017 00:29:23 EST January Daily Hi's for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x65935790 <em>524</em> Thu, 5 Jan 2017 00:27:14 EST Monthly Mini Team Challenge for January 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x65924683 I encourage you to either maintain your weight within 3 lbs of your optimal weight and keep it off for the month of January... <BR> <BR> For those who are losing weight I challenge you to lose between 3 and 5 pounds of weight this month <BR> <BR> So who is with me...Let's Do it.... <em>593</em> <em>192</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> This is how we can post our results...Mine is below...my optimal weight is between 123-125, I am weighing on the high of my normal but I want to be back a... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:11:06 EST Monthly Team Challenge for January 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x65924664 Thank you for your feedback Team via Sparkmail...Here are the 2 Challenges I have for you, you are welcome to adapt and chose what challenges suit you, bottom line let's get healthy together and be the best we can be for Jesus.... <BR> <BR> Are you ready? So Let's Go for it.... <BR> <BR> Challenge # 1 <BR> <BR> I will with God's Help and Strength <BR> <BR> 1. eat healthy meals <BR> 2. drink between 6 and 8 glasses of water per day <BR> 3. eat between 5 and 6 veggies and fruit or more ... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:09:32 EST Pastor's Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x65731978 My Pastor told me that I cannot skip my daily quiet time! <BR> <BR> He recommends I set aside at least 30 minutes everyday to start by praising God with songs, then prayer, then at least 10 minutes where I just wait on God to see if he'll speak to me. <BR> <BR> I have been very lazy when it comes to quiet time. But I am determined to follow his advice because I have been having a lot of problems lately, esp with patience and self control, particularly with the elderly, which includes my own... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 01:32:47 EST Daily Christmas Devotions for December 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x65712442 An Unhurried Holiday - Christmas Devotional - Nov. 30 <BR> <BR> by Karen Ehman <BR> <BR> <BR> "So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger." Luke 2:16 (NIV) <BR> <BR> "Hurry up! We're going to be late to the choir concert!" <BR> <BR> "Come on kids. Help me unload these groceries right now. I've got to get these cookies baked before bedtime." <BR> <BR> "Is it 6 a.m. already? I gotta get to that door buster sale as soon as it opens so I don't ... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:39:09 EST A question about Common Courtersy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x65673558 I finished dialysis early today. My Mom came and beeped once. I was about to go get my shoes from the shoe cupboard when this elderly patient cut in front of me. <BR> <BR> I had to wait AGES for her to make her way to the cupboard, then retrieve her slippers! I am still fuming mad! <BR> <BR> If you are going to take ages then isn't it common courtesy to let me go ahead then you can take your own sweet time?! <BR> <BR> She was being rude and inconsiderate! Fri, 25 Nov 2016 01:28:34 EST Putting it into practice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x65608672 I am trying to cultivate the fruits of the spirit with God's help, of course! <BR> <BR> Esp in the area of self-control and patience! I am trying to overlook the small stuff and trying to be more considerate of others, esp my aging parents! <BR> <BR> I have to be constantly vigilant in not letting the anger and resentment get the better of me and constantly be in prayer to control my emotions as I'm easily angered and offended. <BR> <BR> I hope that with practice and time, I will be a more... Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:39:00 EST Worried about my USA friends and family... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x65417191 Is it just me, or is anyone else worried over the 2016 election in the USA? I know I am Canadian, but what happens in the USA, inevitably affects us up north. <BR> <BR> As a Christian, I am appalled at the behavior that I have seen on both main sides... Such nastiness, is the worst that I have seen in political elections, throughout my entire life (and I have been on this earth for over 50 years)... And the nastiness is not just between the politicians, but from the supporters as well... Th... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:43:13 EST Disparity bcoz of gender http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x64459617 I think it's unfair that my brother is so entitled just bcoz he is born male! <BR> <BR> He gets to relax in front of the TV while I set the table. My Mom washes, irons and folds all his clothes and delivers them to his door! While I have to do my laundry myself! <BR> <BR> Not to mention the other things I do to help out daily! My brother mops the floor once a week and my Mom thanks him profusely! While whatever I do daily is unseen and unappreciated! <BR> <BR> I just want to be treated fa... Tue, 31 May 2016 20:05:07 EST Spit or Chew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x64275074 Answer and then leave a food for the next person to decide if Spit (dislikes it ) or Chew (if likes it) <BR> <BR> <BR> Devil egg? <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 May 2016 21:20:30 EST MONTHLY LEADERBOARD WINNERS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21627x36477x64023169 <em>242</em> To our March Leaderboard Winners! <BR> <BR> NEPTUNE1939 who lead our team in SparkPoints and Fitness Minutes <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> GRANDMABABA who lead our team in Steps <em>244</em> <BR> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 06:57:13 EST Daily Easter Devotionals 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x63648190 Easter Brings Hope - Easter Devotional - February 11 <BR> <BR> Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live." <BR> —John 11:25 <BR> <BR> Easter is not about brightly colored eggs, wearing pastels, or enjoying a big meal, although it could include these. Easter is about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> For some, Easter will be a great day, spent surrounded by family and friends. But for others, it will ... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:40:22 EST Hi :) I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x63619763 Hi all, I'm new :) I'm 33 years old, from Canada. I'm a single mother of a 1 year old and trying to lose the baby weight I gained still. (Gained 80lbs when pregnant!) <BR> Currently reading out of the book of Exodus. I've read the bible many times over but I restarted with a new-to-me translation of it with the new year. I'm reading NASB this time around as I never have before. I like to compare. <BR> My account on here is old, because I used it for a few months years ago, but I ha... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 13:36:11 EST Philippians 4:6-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x63601486 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. <BR> Philippians 4:6-7 NLT Fri, 5 Feb 2016 03:53:59 EST Finding Clear Guidance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x63593550 Finding Clear Guidance <BR> <BR> Psalms 25:12 <BR> <BR> How can you be sure you’re making the right decision? Sometimes it may seem as if God plays hide and seek when we’re trying to know His will, but that’s not the way He operates. He wants to give us clear direction. The real question is, What do you need to do to hear His voice? <BR> <BR> Clear the pathway. We have two main obstacles that hinder our discernment: sin in our life and our own strong desires about the situation. To receive... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 04:48:30 EST 1 John 2:15-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x63585174 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. <BR> 1 John 2:15-16 NLT Wed, 3 Feb 2016 05:34:07 EST The Throne of Glory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x63576427 The Throne of Glory <BR> <BR> 1 John 1:1-4 <BR> <BR> When you pray, how do you approach God? Numerous Christians visualize a holy, righteous being and approach Him with feelings of fear, unworthiness, and reluctance. On the other hand, many believers picture the Lord as a pal and talk to Him with little reverence. <BR> <BR> Neither approach is healthy. Our finite minds cannot fully grasp that God is both loving and holy. Let’s first explore the holy, fear-provoking side of the Lord. As you... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 03:42:29 EST Ephesians 4:1-3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x63559339 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. <BR> Ephesians 4:1-3 NLT Sun, 31 Jan 2016 04:54:00 EST Am I Looking To God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x63533658 Am I Looking To God? <BR> <BR> Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says, "Look to Me, and be saved . . . ." The greatest difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and His blessings are what make it so difficult. Troubles almost always make us look to God, but His blessings tend to divert our attention elsewhere. The basic lesson of the Sermon on the Mount is to narrow all your interests until your mind, heart, and body are focused on Jesus Christ. "Look t... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 19:46:04 EST Update on my friend Brad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x63510619 Update on my friend Brad. He is out of ICU and his kidneys are working a lot better. Thank you to all of you who were praying. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:23:27 EST Urgent prayer request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x63477255 My friend Brad has a bad infection throughout his body, and he may not make it. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:10:52 EST Impossible brother! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x63428845 My brother is impossible! He flys off the handle for no reason and he doesn't respect me or my parents! He doesn't even talk normally but gesticulates like a monkey and raises his voice unecessarily! And he does this ALL the time! I don't know why he is such an angry person! <BR> <BR> I used to think he wasn't like this at work at least but I heard from his workmates he sometimes does this at work too! I am concerned because I don't want him to lose his job or die from a heart attack! Being... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 23:36:54 EST The Gift http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x63275720 I spent hours choosing the perfect gift. <BR> I spent my hard-earned money for the gift. <BR> I spent days choosing all the paper, etc and wrapping the gift with the perfect ribbon and bow. <BR> <BR> Then <BR> <BR> I heard it was going to rain the day I was to transport the gift. <BR> <BR> So <BR> <BR> I had to protect the gift from the weather. <BR> <BR> This is what the Lord is saying, "I have created you. I have chosen you. I have wrapped my glory around you. Don't you think I wil... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 19:43:07 EST Love what I love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x63232543 "Yes. Love what I love. Enjoy what I enjoy. Do those two things and you'll reap many benefits! You will also become more like Me." :-) <BR> <BR> (What do I not love that You love?) "Peace. If you did, you would pursue it more. And rest. Rest is where things happen that otherwise do not happen. Do not get Me wrong. I also love doing. But rest is special in its own way." <BR> <BR> "You know when you cuddle a baby, child, spouse, pet? It is just like that with Me. Your focus i... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 19:57:35 EST Death of a family friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x63208607 I just found out a friend of my family passed away on Tuesday night, so I would like prayer for both my family and their family. Thu, 17 Dec 2015 05:24:36 EST War Room Movie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x63184218 Did you watch the War Room movie? <BR> If so, what did you think? <BR> What did you like best? <BR> What did you like least? <BR> Did you learn anything? If so, what? Sun, 13 Dec 2015 17:25:20 EST prayer for my toe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x63180184 I would like prayer for my big toe on my right foot. I don't know if I bruised it, or if something else is going on. I ask for prayers that God can heal it. Otherwise I will be calling my doctor to get it checked out in case it is something. I also pray that if there is something wrong that it will be an easy fix. Sun, 13 Dec 2015 03:41:10 EST Hello from GA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x63123641 Hello! My name is Andrea and I live in Atlanta, GA. I am a ministry student here and I have hypothyroidism and I am trying to get healthy! But I can't do it by myself for the word tells us we can do nothing without the Father, amen? :D I love the Lord so much and He has brought me out of the darkness and into the LIGHT! Fri, 4 Dec 2015 19:27:48 EST Christmas Daily Devotions December 1-31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x63103742 An Unhurried Holiday - Christmas Devotional December 1 <BR> <BR> By Karen Ehman <BR> <BR> "So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger." Luke 2:16 (NIV) <BR> <BR> "Hurry up! We're going to be late to the choir concert!" <BR> <BR> "Come on kids. Help me unload these groceries right now. I've got to get these cookies baked before bedtime." <BR> <BR> "Is it 6 a.m. already? I gotta get to that door buster sale as soon as it opens so I don't miss ... Wed, 2 Dec 2015 04:36:36 EST Conversations with God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x63093234 Bored, while resting, I asked the Holy Spirit, "Please tell me something about Father God I do not know." <BR> He replied, "The Father loves you more than you realize." <BR> <BR> Then, I asked the Holy Spirit, "Tell me something about You." <BR> He replied, "I was with Jesus when He was on the cross." <BR> <BR> Then, I said, "Tell me something about Jesus." <BR> "He was very talented. He was a good big brother and He adored his parents. He spent much time with His Real Father." <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:27:27 EST Pre-Destination http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x62698848 PRE-DESTINATION <BR> <BR> I found the following articles at www.gotquestionsorg (Bible Questions Answered). Which do you believe - Monergism or synergism? I’ve highlighted with *** the points I found most interesting. <BR> <BR> Question: How are predestination and election connected with foreknowledge? <BR> <BR> Answer: Certainly, since God knows everything, it would have been possible for God to base His predestination and election of individuals upon His foreknowledge of the future. ... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 07:13:41 EST How I became a Christian http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x62429938 When I first looked through the teams at Spark People I chose the ones that sounded interesting. Hopefully, with this kind of topic we can draw more people to the Lord. <BR> <BR> I was baptized Lutheran. My parents sent me to Sunday school. In my twenties I got into the "New Age" movement of which I am now totally ashamed of. <BR> <BR> Then, Glory Be, I was walking around a plaza and saw a sign that said "New Age". I went back on the day and time posted. It turned out to be a church! That... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 18:47:29 EST 2 Thessalonians 3:3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x62378310 But the Lord is faithful and will give you strength and will protect you from the Evil One. <BR> 2 Thessalonians 3:3 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:14:05 EST Cremation vs. Burial http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x62377387 Many people today are choosing cremation instead of burial. Is cremation correct for a Christian? <BR> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:53:30 EST Selfish Believer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x62225821 I used to think that I wanted to be a believer because I didn't want to go to H___ or to a non-existence. The Lord started a good work in me but I still had my doubts. He made me realize that these thoughts / feelings were from the D____! Praise the Lord!!! Has anyone else had an experience like this? Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:22:06 EST I hate my life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x62218125 I am on dialysis, thus, I have to limit my fluids to 500ml a day. As you can see, I am not allowed to drink much. To make matters worse, I hardly urinate now. My weight has been climbing up and up and up, esp during weekends. <BR> <BR> I go for dialysis on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Which means the weekends are 2 days dialysis free. I normally weigh abt 61kgs plus on Mondays. Lately, though, I weigh 63kgs plus on Mondays. My main problem is Mondays. Currently, my target weigh after di... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 01:10:59 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x62158628 <em>524</em> I am new to the community. Got a long way to go..Glad I found a group like this.. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 16:30:21 EST WE MUST STAND http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x61917430 Good Morning , <BR> So many have come to me upset over the new developements in our goverment ,, I will say this we know as the Bride of Christ that one of 2 things will Happen ,, #1 2 Chronicles7: 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. <BR> God means us not the world ,,, MY people he said .. so if we his people r... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:37:03 EST Good Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x61888101 I finished a book called the gift of pain by Paul Brand (& Phillip Yancey) last month. It described a life of service at a level to which I would like to become familiar. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:41:22 EST The Daniel Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x61547348 I wonder if anyone is familiar with the Daniel Plan? I received the whole kit and caboodle. It looks interesting. Has anyone heard of it and if so what do you think? I haven't started it yet but it looks encouraging. There are books, a DVD and a journal for thoughts, Bible verses, jot down what you eat/exercise etc. I want to incorporate this into the SP plan. <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <BR> Thu, 21 May 2015 07:13:40 EST New to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x61530248 <em>524</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I am new to the group. I only have a little to lose but it is really important for me to do this. I am a Christian and I believe that I can do this but only with God and Christian friends. I hope to make new friends here. Tue, 19 May 2015 10:13:29 EST FREE Home Bible Study http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x61284008 We are offering a FREE Adult Home Bible Study in English or in Spanish by mail. If you are interested in this FREE Bible Study, send us your name, mailing address and phone number, to Church of Christ, ABS, PO Box 688, Angleton, TX 77516-0688, Attn: Vic, or phone us at 979-308-4317. God Bless YOU! - See more at: http://www.classifiedads.com/churches-ad16<BR>4257636.htm#sthash.85yhCj7m.dpuf Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:51:23 EST Warrior's Prayer Devotional Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x61167883 Here is a Brand New Devotional Series, Hope you enjoy...I will post daily if that is alright with everyone... <BR> <BR> Standing Strong Through the Storm - April 8 <BR> <BR> THE WARRIOR’S PRAYER <BR> <BR> “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.” Ephesians 6:11 <BR> <BR> The Bible clearly says to use the full armor. We usually feel we are doing okay if we have most of the pieces of armor in place. Yet, if even one piece is missing, we have... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 01:47:39 EST God will take care of you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x61112322 I woke up really late today. As a result, I didn't have time to eat lunch. I arrived in the dialysis center hungry but before I left the house, I packed some fried rice that my Mom cooked, intending for it to be my lunch. <BR> <BR> My friend whatsapped me to ask me to Church for Good Friday service. I will be going straight after dialysis. I was kinda worried about what to have for dinner when out of the blue another patient bought me a burger and coke light. One of the nurses also gave me a... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 05:16:40 EST Good Morning Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x61074269 I'm Vic and we would like to offer everyone a FREE Adult Home Bible Study in English or in Spanish by mail. If you are interested, send me your name, mailing address and phone number. God Bless YOU! Vic. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:07:48 EST Come make the journey with Jesus! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x61019721 I'm Vic, 78 years old and in fairly good health, praise God! I love to teach Spiritual lessons from the Bible and invite you to enroll in ABS. (See below) <BR> ANGLETON BIBLE STUDY (ABS) <BR> Angleton Bible Study (ABS) is sponsored by The Church of Christ and is a citywide network of Christians teaching the Gospel with printed and Web-based Bible lessons. "Study helpers" mail FREE Bible-based lessons to people all over the city. When the lessons are returned, the ABS study helpers ... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:38:08 EST Easter Devotions for 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x60774681 The following Easter Devotions are made available from Crosswalk.com. <BR> <BR> I invite you to come and journey with me and meditate on these nuggets of Truth from God's Word as we prepare our hearts for Easter and Celebrate the Risen Savior! <BR> <BR> All That Matters vs. All I Live For - Easter Devotional - Feb. 26, 2015 <BR> <BR> by Shawn McEvoy, Crosswalk.com Managing Editor <BR> <BR> He has risen, just as He said. <BR> Matthew 28:6, NIV <BR> <BR> What would I ever do if someone ... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:25:45 EST Joy comes in the morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x60312068 I am so glad that God never gives up on us!! So if He isn't going to give up neither am I. My name is louanna and I am glad to be here. I have a long road ahead but isn't it awesome that no matter what we face we never face it alone, Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:01:39 EST POSITIVE THINKING A - Z (HOW YOU FEEL) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x60302164 Amazing Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:36:26 EST difficult conversations with dear friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x60290230 IS anyone on this early Sunday morning? I need prayer and support here. I was blessed by God to meet the most wonderful friend on line this past year who is a Muslim. I have never had a Muslim friend before and so I studied Islam a bit and read the book Seeking Allah finding Jesus, etc. ( very informative I might add.) <BR> So this morning I awoke to her being hurt and asking me about my Facebook because I shared a link from Brigette Gabriel. We are having a very difficult conversation now. ... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 07:11:15 EST Daily Christmas Devotions for December 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x59901589 The Following Devotions are brought to you via the following website: Hope you don't mind me sharing this with you here, and hope you enjoy them! <BR> <BR> http://www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/chr<BR>istmas-devotionals/ <BR> <BR> A Countercultural Christmas <BR> <BR> by Sarah Phillips <BR> <BR> "Brothers and sisters: You know the time; it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed; the night is advanced, the day is at hand. L... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 02:50:59 EST Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x59442477 One of the members of our church may lose her 41 year old son from a heart attack. We are praying for a miracle. I am reminded of a song. "I've seen dreams that move the mountains, hope that never ever ends even when the sky is falling. I've seen miracles just happen, silent prayers get answered, broken heart become brand new. That's what faith can do." It encourages me. I hope it encourages you as well. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:57:58 EST Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x59298954 "The world is deathly ill. It is dying. The Great Physician has already signed the death certificate. Yet there is still a great work for Christians to do. They are to be streams of living water, channels of mercy to those who are still in the world. It is possible for them to do this because they are overcomes. <BR> <BR> Christians are ambassadors for Christ. They are representatives from Heaven to this dying world. And because of our presence here, things will change. <BR> <BR> My sister,... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:35:38 EST TODAY'S SPARK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x59172155 TODAY'S SPARK! <BR> Humble Yourself In The Sight Of The Lord Today! God Bless YOU! Vic. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:06:54 EST TODAY'S SPARK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x59160380 TODAY'S SPARK! <BR> Lead By Godly Example Today! God Bless YOU! Vic. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:35:06 EST Prayer for my neighbor Sandy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x59159903 Just found out that a neighbor in my apartment complex has terminal cancer. She is going in for surgery. If the surgery goes well, she has about 6 months to a few years to live, if the surgery does not work, she has about 2 weeks to live. Please say some prayers. Her name is Sandy. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:44:42 EST WORDS OF WISDOM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x59110001 WORDS OF WISDOM: TODAY’S THOUGHT! (In English, also available in Spanish) <BR> 9/11 Thu <BR> This woman pictures every person who does not know Jesus Christ as Savior. The lost are defiled by a blood disease. They inherited this disease from Adam. This condition has plagued the lost person since they were born. It is a condition the sinner can’t make better or change on their own. Many lost people spend their entire lives searching for meaning and help for their condition, but instead o... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:46:26 EST FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x59109514 FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Thu, 9/11/2014 <BR> Mark 5:22-34 <BR> THE CASE OF THE RUINED WOMAN, Lesson 27b <BR> <BR> v. 24-26 HER SUFFERING <BR> <BR> v. 25 Her Affliction - We are told that she suffered from “an issue of blood”. This literally means that she was hemorrhaging, or bleeding, from some place in her body. The word “issue” means “a flowing of blood”. It may mean that she suffered from a menstrual flow that never ceased. Whatever caused this internal hemorrhage, she wa... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:59:48 EST Unscramble words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x58624890 raebs <BR> <BR> new word is: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:05:11 EST What is true spirituality? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x58563479 What is True Spirituality? <BR> by Alex Crain, Editor, Christianity.com <BR> <BR> "When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate." <BR> Genesis 3:6 NASB <BR> <BR> It seems clear to me that the root of all human sin is unbelief. Doubt. I've heard people argue that the most basic sin is pride, and well, I suppose ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:00:45 EST Son-in-law life flighted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x58494164 My son-in-law, David Fitch, was in a serious auto accident <BR> yesterday. You can see the car pictures that were in the news. <BR> http://www.salemnews.net/page/content.de<BR>tail/id/574862.html <BR> He was life-flighted to the trauma center. He got out of <BR> surgery at 10:30 PM last night. He is stable, but in a lot <BR> of pain. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:37:55 EST Palindromes (reads same backwards and forwards) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x58431434 ReviveR Fri, 4 Jul 2014 20:40:36 EST 3rd letter starts next word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x57716930 absolutions Thu, 1 May 2014 12:16:24 EST A- Z ...CHRISTIAN or GOSPEL SONGS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x57694525 Amazing Grace Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:08:36 EST to be stronger in my faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x57679352 asking all teams right now to help find a granddaughter need to know she is ok please pray for her and me god bless. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:54:04 EST Prayers for travel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57555856 Heading to India for work today. First time being away from the family for Easter. Appreciate prayers for all of us. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:07:48 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x57508679 I'm starting over (again). I'm at my highest weight ever. I feel sick and sad and disgusted with myself. I deserve better than what I've done to my body. I am stronger than this! I am taking back control starting right now! <BR> <BR> When we lost our home in the Colorado flood in September I guess I just gave up on myself. It was hard losing everything and starting over from square one. I gave up walking. I gave up eating healthier. I gave up on my goal of walking in the Bolder Boulder. <B... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:01:19 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57470730 "Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits..." (Psalm 103:1-2) Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:08:53 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57434583 "One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple." - Psalm 27:4 Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:22:24 EST How does anyone get ready for death? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x57281813 Hi, I'm on dialysis. I have been on it for about 10 years. Lately, my blood preassure has been dropping towards the middle of my treatments, the nurses are telling me that my heart is getting weaker. They are advising me to limit my food and fluids but that is just too hard! <BR> <BR> How does one get ready to meet the Lord? I'm already sick of this life and I'm ready to go should He call me but I'm not a perfect Christian and I'm not holy enough for Heaven, so I'm so afraid that I'll end up... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:36:47 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57253488 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galations 5:22-23 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:17:17 EST Prayers Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x57250119 I just got off the phone with my mother. She called to let me know that my cousin's daughter, Summer, is missing due to the Oso, WA mudslide that happened on Saturday. Rae, my cousin, was talking to Summer on the phone when the line went silent. If you haven't seen some of the coverage of the mudslide it is all over the internet. It was an almost 1 square mile mudslide. The latest update I have seen is 14 people have died and 176 are still missing. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:39:35 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57242140 To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. -Hebrews 11:1 Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:15:49 EST Bible - A - Z (people, places, things, etc) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17180x36477x57230346 A - Abraham Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:38:16 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57162185 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. <BR> Romans 6:10 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:01:38 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57134993 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? Ps. 42:1-2 <BR> <BR> Who is thinking of the song right now? :) God Bless. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:37:17 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57122308 Isaiah 43:18-19 <BR> <BR> 18“Forget the former things; <BR> do not dwell on the past. <BR> 19See, I am doing a new thing! <BR> Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? <BR> I am making a way in the wilderness <BR> and streams in the wasteland. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:40:20 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57109334 We are commanded to love. A verb. To do. We are not commanded to "feel" love. We must choose to act in love even if we do not feel it. This is often difficult for me. <BR> <BR> A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. <BR> John 13:34 Thu, 13 Mar 2014 07:40:49 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57100048 Heard a sermon on this that was really powerful. <BR> <BR> 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 <BR> <BR> 19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:46:37 EST Today's Devotion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57084213 This spoke to me so I copied it here: <BR> <BR> So many people think of God only in times of extreme need or distress. Some have said that the musicians on the sinking Titanic played hymns to help calm the passengers. Those who are estranged from God might not be affected by such music, as their hearts tend to be self-centered and their lives focused away from Him. <BR> <BR> You give them drink from the river of your delights. <BR> Psalm 36:8 <BR> <BR> However, you who believe in the Lord ... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:39:13 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57074688 Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. -Matthew 11:28 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:50:06 EST Weekend Edition Girlfriend's in God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57052896 Weekend Edition <BR> <BR> March 8 <BR> <BR> Add Life to Your Years: Author: Gwen Smith <BR> <BR> Today’s Truth <BR> <BR> In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. (John 1:4, NIV84) <BR> <BR> Friend to Friend <BR> <BR> One difficult morning seven years ago, I wanted to hurl my screaming alarm clock into an abyss. The warmth of my covers and the safety of sleep beckoned my heart to stay, linger and forget what lay ahead of me that day. On that afternoon, I would sing for the fu... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 15:34:31 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57041647 Hebrews 12:6a <BR> <BR> "For whom the Lord loves, he disciplines" <BR> <BR> Disciple is not pleasant but we are made better for it because it is done in love. We are refined and the dross removed. Something to ponder in this season of Lent. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 14:54:04 EST Sorry it has been a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x57025335 Work has had me in a tizzy. Diet and exercise have been gone. In this season of Lent I was reminded yesterday of my own mortality. From dust to dust. With my diabetes I need to take care of myself as we are commanded to do. Prayers for strength to keep up with the diet and to start exercising again would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> My devotion today was from Psalm 37. I particularly like verse 3 and 4. <BR> 3 Trust in the Lord and do good; <BR> dwell in the land and enjoy safe pastu... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 08:57:02 EST How Do You Pay Other's Back? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56675076 Remember those times when someone embarrassed you, made you angry, frustrated you, or caused road rage in you? Ever stop to wonder if this is how God wants you to react? Here's my latest blog post, and something you really need to consider when dealing with other people. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>02/how-do-you-pay-others-back.html </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 18:27:18 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56671780 We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will, with all the wisdom and understanding that his Spirit gives. Then you will be able to live as the Lord wants and will always do what pleases him. Your lives will produce all kinds of good deeds, and you will grow in your knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength which comes from his glorious power, so that you may be able to endure everything with patience. And with joy give thanks to the Father, who has made you fit ... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 12:31:31 EST Do You Use Holy Emotions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56594416 NEW BLOG POST: Recently in an online forum that I take part in, a lady asked “What are holy emotions?”. It got me thinking. After some research this is what I came up with... <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/do-you-use-holy-emotions.html </link> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:16:30 EST Medicare reimbursement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56547041 My Mom has dementia and Parkinsons, recently she ordered one of those lift chairs. She is asking me about getting Medicare to reimburse part of the cost, does anyone know how I go about doing this.... <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:42:01 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56533453 You are free, but still you are God's servants, and you must not use your freedom as an excuse for doing wrong. Respect everyone and show special love for God's people. Honor God and respect the Emperor. Servants, you must obey your masters and always show respect to them. Do this, not only to those who are kind and thoughtful, but also to those who are cruel. -1 Peter 2:16-19 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:13:06 EST Did You Hear the Latest News?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56511529 Gossip! It’s wrong. It hurts people. God said not to do it. But, it’s SO much fun to do! Resisting it, for a lot of people, means a big spiritual struggle inside. Some, even manage to justify it. Here's a struggle that I had recently. I wanted to respond to a situation I observed. What to do? What do you do in situations like these? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/did-you-hear-latest-news.html </link> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:34:26 EST prayer for guidance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x56422926 I am going to be starting my own bible study in February so would like prayers so that I can know what I should be teaching on. <BR> <BR> My first teaching is going to be Battlefield Of The Mind by Joyce Meyer. <BR> <BR> My friend Kathy passed away right before Christmas. I really think she was getting me prepared to take over the bible study. After some praying about it for some time, I decided at the end of December/first part of January, that this is what God wants me to do. <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 03:12:27 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56412753 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV Sat, 18 Jan 2014 09:52:28 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56400070 John 8:31-47 <BR> 31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” <BR> 34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remai... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:53:41 EST Beth Moore Books - Free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56244760 Did anyone else see all the books by Beth Moore that are FREE right now for Kindle or Nook? <BR> <BR> No catch. <BR> <BR> I downloaded several last night for my Kindle. Just wanted to share. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:52:46 EST Bible study http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36477x56200244 I was reading some of you messages and I think I am on the right team. I really want to go deeper into the word this year. I have started the Daniel Fast. I will be on the fast for 21 days. I need to no where God wants me to go from here. Let me know what you guys are reading. <em>30</em> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 16:09:32 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56193428 "For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." (Jeremiah 29:11) Fri, 3 Jan 2014 08:01:44 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56178859 By our purity, knowledge, patience, and kindness we have shown ourselves to be God's servants—by the Holy Spirit, by our true love, by our message of truth, and by the power of God. We have righteousness as our weapon, both to attack and to defend ourselves. -2 Corinthians 6:6-7 Thu, 2 Jan 2014 09:40:04 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56148226 "What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?" <BR> Romans 8:31 Tue, 31 Dec 2013 08:52:41 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56136206 but those who hope in the lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. - Isaiah 40:31 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:29:43 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56048828 "Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith." (Mark 11:23) Sat, 21 Dec 2013 07:54:26 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56040058 "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." (Psalm 119:105) Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:18:41 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56030265 "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so!" (Psalm 100:4) Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:20:35 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56018396 "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." (1 Peter 5:6-7) Wed, 18 Dec 2013 07:42:25 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x56007676 "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. (Psalm 1:1-3) Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:21:29 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x55998348 "But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed." - Isaiah 53:5 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:10:54 EST Prayer for brother travelling in Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=12926x36477x55905797 Please pray.... <BR> My brother and his wife had to go to California last week to pick up some furniture and a car that belonged to a relative who recently passed away. He has been driving a rental truck and towing a trailer with the car on it since early last week. They made it to Texas by Wednesday and were slightly ahead of the winter storm. By Thursday the storm caught up with them and they were unable to travel for two days. Yesterday they tried to leave the Abilene area and drove ab... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 08:01:46 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x55896011 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. - Psalm 119:11 Sat, 7 Dec 2013 08:25:19 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x55885010 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. - 1 Corinthians 15:20-22 <BR> <BR> Advent is a time of anticipation and preparation. Last Sunday we lit the candle of hope. Our hope is Jesus Christ and we prepare for his coming and our own resurrection that he promised . Fri, 6 Dec 2013 08:11:42 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x55872846 Go and produce fruit, fruit that will remain. Then whatever you ask the Father in Jesus’ name he will give you” - John 15:16. Thu, 5 Dec 2013 07:37:45 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x55848299 The word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly. <BR> Acts 6:7 <BR> <BR> Busy! I will be watching but not posting as much. Tue, 3 Dec 2013 08:07:55 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x55691445 I brought the leaders of Judah up onto the wall and appointed two great choirs that gave thanks. <BR> Nehemiah 12:31 <BR> <BR> I am thankful for all of the great choirs out there. Sorry been away a few days. Busy work. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:28:55 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x55620802 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! <BR> I Chronicles 16:34 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:50:26 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x55609432 You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. —Psalm 16:11 (NLT) Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:29:17 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x55596643 "Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God." - Psalm 42:11 <BR> <BR> I will praise you in this storm. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:40:10 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x55581556 My devotion for today was all of Psalm 34. It is worth the read. :) <BR> <BR> Psalm 34 <BR> English Standard Version (ESV) <BR> Taste and See That the Lord Is Good <BR> <BR> [a] Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. <BR> <BR> 34 I will bless the Lord at all times; <BR> his praise shall continually be in my mouth. <BR> 2 My soul makes its boast in the Lord; <BR> let the humble hear and be glad. <BR> 3 Oh, magnify the Lo... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 07:44:12 EST Verse of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36477x55571925 To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might. <BR> Daniel 2:23 Sat, 9 Nov 2013 09:01:45 EST