SparkPeople Christian Music Lovers Team Messageboard Where words fail, music speaks. Hans Christian Andersen SparkPeople Christian Music Lovers Team Messageboard Goals for 2020 Please share your goals here. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 11:06:14 EST Count Your Blessings 2020 Please share all the things we are thankful for , one a day. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 11:05:08 EST Chat thread 2020 Please check in here. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 11:03:49 EST New member Hi everyone! I love listening to Mercy Me, Crowder, Micah Tyler, Casting Crowns and Zach Williams. I just saw Mercy Me, Crowder and Micah Tyler in concert. It was an awesome night that I shared with my cousin, daughter and her mother in law. <BR> <BR> I teach at a Catholic School. Bringing Jesus to the little children is so amazing! <BR> <BR> Thank you for having this group! Tue, 2 Apr 2019 19:01:55 EST Goals for 2019 What do you hope to achieve this year? Mon, 31 Dec 2018 09:01:09 EST Count your Blessings 2019 SHare what you are grateful for daily. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 08:59:32 EST Check in and chat 2019 Let's keep in touch on this thread. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 08:58:30 EST 21 Day challenge <BR> Here’s how 21-Day Challenge works: <BR> Beginning February 1, complete at least one day of one Plan, every day for 21 days. That’s it! <BR> <BR> You don’t have to do just one Plan that’s 21 days (or longer). You can do a series of shorter Plans, one after another. Just make sure you complete at least one day of at least one Plan for every one of the 21 days! <BR> <BR> Here is a link to many different plans to choose from: <link> </link> <BR> <BR... Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:13:02 EST Getting to know you I will start by posting a getting to know you question. The next person answers that question and then posts a new question. <BR> <BR> Where so you live? Mon, 1 Jan 2018 09:13:16 EST Devotions 2018 I will be posting devotional ideas here. If you have any ideas please share them. <BR> <BR> Make 2018 your best year yet. <BR> The voices that you listen to will end up shaping your life: friends and family, news and entertainment, self-improvement articles and “life hacks” — even your own thoughts. But, this year, what would happen if you made God’s voice the one you hear most? <BR> <BR> The Lord shows us how we should live, and he is pleased when he sees people living that way. <BR> <BR... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 09:11:33 EST CLosed Take a moment each day for gratitude. Stop by daily and give thanks for something. Mon, 1 Jan 2018 09:01:03 EST Closed Stop by and say hi with a comment or emoticon Mon, 1 Jan 2018 08:53:35 EST Favorite Christian songs you exercise to? <em>353</em> Shake. by Mercy Me <BR> <em>355</em> Good Morning by Mandisa. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:40:01 EST CLosed DUe to lack of responses I am discontinuing. Sat, 30 Sep 2017 08:33:46 EST FOTW DUe to so little response I am not posting right now. If I get any interest or feedback, I will start up. Sat, 30 Sep 2017 08:31:45 EST QOTW September 24 DUring your free time do you prefer to be active or to relax? What do you do? Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:25:36 EST QOTW September 24 DUring your free time do you prefer to be active or to relax? What do you do? Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:24:47 EST Favorite September 24 What is your favorite city and why? Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:21:06 EST Favorite September 17 Where is your favorite place to buy fruits and vegetables? Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:33:46 EST QOTW September 17 DO skinny people get preference over overweight people ? DO they get advantages that overweight people do not? Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:28:47 EST QOTW September 9 WHat is your thought about carbs? DO you avoid them? Sat, 9 Sep 2017 11:09:47 EST FAVORITE SEPTEMBER 9 WHo is your favorite comedian? Sat, 9 Sep 2017 11:06:04 EST Favorite September 1 WHo is your favorite author? Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:26:35 EST QOTW September 1 WHat do you bring with you wherever you go? Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:23:33 EST QOTW August 19, 2017 How should success be measured? Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:35:02 EST Favorite 8-19-17 What is your favorite way to waste time? Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:31:58 EST Favorite 8/12/17 What is your favorite restaurant? Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:04:30 EST QOTW AUgust 12, 2017 How do you get enough fiber daily? Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:01:14 EST favorite 08-05-17 What is your favorite room in your house? WHy? Sat, 5 Aug 2017 11:27:42 EST QOTW August 5, 2017 What is one exercise you do when you really don't want to exercise but you need to? How do you get moving and do it? Sat, 5 Aug 2017 11:22:42 EST QOTW July 30, 2017 What is one food you could NEVER give up? Sun, 30 Jul 2017 10:44:24 EST Favorite 7-30-17 What is your favorite holiday? Sun, 30 Jul 2017 10:41:46 EST QOTW July 25, 2017 What do you do if you have a day when you get totally off track? Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:10:45 EST Favorite? What is your favorite season and why? Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:07:17 EST QOTW July 16, 2017 How do you cope with eating out? Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:09:20 EST QOTW July 8, 2017 What is your biggest obstacle to losing weight? Sat, 8 Jul 2017 10:01:35 EST QOTW July 1, 2017 How patriotic are you? DO you ever display your country's flag? If so when? DO you wear patriotic clothing? Decorate your home or outdoors? Sat, 1 Jul 2017 10:59:54 EST QOTW June 24, 2017 WHat is cluttering up your life? Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:39:10 EST QOTW June 18 What do you think of keeping a diary or journal? How about for helping t document your weight loss? What other reasons? Sat, 17 Jun 2017 11:05:38 EST QOTW June 12 DO you have a workout buddy or do you prefer to exercise alone? WHy? Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:30:24 EST QOTW June 5 How do you deal with stress/strong emotions? DO you have any suggestions to deal with emotional eating? Mon, 5 Jun 2017 08:37:48 EST QOTW May 28 What have you learned since starting on this weight loss journey, that has helped you not give up? Sun, 28 May 2017 10:44:12 EST QOTW May 20 DO you track your meals? What do you use to track them? Sat, 20 May 2017 10:47:27 EST QOTW May 13 How many minutes of exercise do you get in each week? <BR> <BR> Sat, 13 May 2017 11:58:01 EST QOTW May 7 What is your go to healthy snack? <BR> <BR> Mine is hummus and veggies Sun, 7 May 2017 10:55:26 EST Question of the week May 1 What is your biggest obstacle in your weight loss journey? <BR> <BR> Mine is myself. I tend to get discouraged. Mon, 1 May 2017 08:30:48 EST Weekly favorites Every week I will post something and your answer will be your favorite in that category. <BR> <BR> APril 30 Favorite color? Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:48:26 EST Closed Stop by every day and leave us an emoticon Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:46:03 EST QUestion of the week APril 23, 2017 How do you keep track of your meals and nutrition? <BR> <BR> I use the SP tracker so I now how many calories, carbs, protein etc I eat daily. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:52:16 EST Leave a comment or Give a goodie game Let's encourage one another by leaving words of encouragement on a team member's page either as a comment or a goodie. Or invite them to stop by the team page. Each time you do, please post an emoticon here to let us know. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:48:38 EST CLosed I am starting a new SP 30 day challenge. If anyone cares to join me it is found <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-challenge.asp?calendar=18 </link> <BR> <BR> I hope you will check in daily so we can spur each other on to success! Sat, 31 Dec 2016 10:37:53 EST 2017 stop by and say HI Let us know how you are doing Sat, 31 Dec 2016 10:35:19 EST Worship Wonders Last Sunday I was playing the keyboard during communion ...actually it is a seamless system of music ...I begin playing during prayer immediately following the sermon and then I continue playing during communion and the offering which again immediately follows. I had been successful maneuvering the communion cup and bread until last Sunday. I placed the cup on the keyboard as usual on the left side because I could stop using my left hand while I played to melody for a minute to partake of t... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 09:42:50 EST Helpful tips This thread will be for links to information which may help us in our September challenge Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:24:35 EST ENough LIst In conjunction with our September Challenge of Small Changes, I am suggesting we try making an Enough list for every day. <BR> I find myself making To Do Lists which are impossible to complete in a day. As a result, I feel overwhelmed, do not know where to start and like a failure at the end of the day. I am hoping this new habit will help with that. <BR> Here are the links to learn more about this idea: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link>... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 10:38:50 EST Thread closed SIgn up here to take part in this 30 day challenge. Here is a link so you can get an idea of what is expected <BR> <link><BR>-challenge.asp?calendar=10 </link> <BR> <BR> Check back August 31st to see the first Challenge. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:55:31 EST whatcha' listin to? What you working out to? or just enjoying? <BR> <BR> I am really into Move (Keep Walking) by Toby Mac... love it! <BR> great song to walk on the treadmill with. <BR> <BR> how 'bout you? <BR> :) Em <em>315</em> <em>335</em> Tue, 3 May 2016 22:15:59 EST Saying hi Just saying hi. From Iowa here. It is cold here and the wind is blowing. I am tired of winter and it isn't even close to being over. I hope keeping close track on my food helps. Not much of an eater to begin with. My tummy has troubles so I really watch what I eat anyways. Well just wanted to say I. Hope everyone is having a good day. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 15:36:44 EST Hello! Hello everyone! I am new to this team and to Spark! I look forward to talking with people and reaching my goals and have fun doing it! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:20:19 EST Music is my Calling! Greetings, I live for music. At some point, I became a little discouraged and it was as if I had no more songs in me. Life had broken me, but I praise God for His strength, joy, and love. I am ready to start again and I know this time I won't stop nor give up on my dreams because music is my life and my gift from God! Please pray for me, that God will provide the opportunities and right connections, in Jesus Name! Amen! Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:52:58 EST MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE WITH FAVORITE SONGS Please share your favorite Christian artists and songs with our team. Choose your video wiht music and clock ADD A LINK and we are be blessed with wonderful music <em>335</em> ! <BR> <BR> It would be great if you would describe the song and artist and tell us how much this music has blessed your life. <BR> <BR> Blessings today and always! <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <em>276</em> <em>339</em> <em>458</em> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 02:53:42 EST Name above all name Name above all names Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:02:04 EST Hello Hello new here, I live in PA and I am retired. I love that I found a christian group on here, Music inspires me and set the tone for my day and well being. Does any one post any music to listen to in this group. I am tired of the struggle and have taken care of many other ppl now it is time for me. I cant do this along. Sun, 17 Jan 2016 13:24:33 EST He is health Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, <BR> the King of creation! <BR> O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy <BR> health and salvation! <BR> All ye who hear, <BR> Now to His temple draw near; <BR> Sing now in glad adoration! Sun, 17 Jan 2016 13:17:06 EST JUMPING JIVING JANUARY FITNESS MINUTES 2016 I AM SOOOOOO BEHIND DOING THIS......CATCHING UP <BR> <BR> <BR> 1-2 5,978 steps 2.42 miles..... 0 active minutes....need to schedule workouts <BR> 1-3 10,839 steps 4.43 miles 67 active minutes woohoo <BR> 1-4 2,428 steps .98 miles 0 active minutes today I will get in my steps <BR> 1-5 4,487 steps 1.95 miles 0 active minutes today I will reach my goals <BR> <BR> I am home again. Emergency over........nice to be able to get in fitness minutes. <em>244</em> Thu, 7 Jan 2016 07:18:57 EST Hello from Colorado Hi. I'm Kara and I'm from Lakewood, CO. I am a single mom to 3 amazing, grown children and now focusing on taking care of myself. I just turned 48 on New Years Eve, but I want to be healthy and in shape by the time I reach 50. I work overnights and struggle to keep things balanced, but I'm looking forward to interacting with everyone and making new friends. Sat, 2 Jan 2016 06:47:19 EST MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE JANUARY FITNESS MINUTES <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> January 1 8,349 steps with 53 ACTIVE minutes Sat, 2 Jan 2016 06:37:22 EST CLosed Let us k now how you are doing Fri, 1 Jan 2016 08:39:09 EST Christmas Workout Songs Feliz Navidad <em>442</em> Tue, 1 Dec 2015 13:30:10 EST JINGLE ALL THE WAY DECEMBER FITNESS MINUTES Let's keep track of our fitness minutes for the month of December. Tue, 1 Dec 2015 01:10:57 EST SPARK AMERICA TEAM BONUS POINTS We can earn bonus points for our team by clicking on the flag for our team. Let's see how many points we can earn for our team and let's post them daily. <BR> <BR> Today I earned 3 points for our team. <em>244</em> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 08:17:43 EST YOUR FAVORITE SCRIPTURE TODAY "The Lord Jehovah is my strength and song." Isaiah 12:2 <em>335</em> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:09:49 EST THIS OR THAT? coffee or tea? Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:05:21 EST WORD ASSOCIATION love Sat, 28 Nov 2015 12:02:21 EST Draw Closer To God Today! FREE BIBLE STUDY BY MAIL IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH! SIGN UP TODAY! SEND ME YOUR NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER TO Vic Leon, 212 Gulf St. Angleton, TX 77515, OR CALL at 979-824-2599. ANGLETON BIBLE STUDY (ABS) <BR> <BR> ESTUDIO DE LA BIBLIA GRATIS POR CORREO EN INGLÉS O ESPAÑOL! ¡ INSCRÍBETE HOY! Envíame tu nombre, dirección postal y número de teléfono a Vic León, 212 Gulf St., Angleton, TX 77515, o llame a 979-824-2599. ESTUDIO DE LA BIBLIA DE ANGLETON (ABS) <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Apr 2015 09:56:08 EST Good Morning Everyone! 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 10:06:37 EST Freebies Every once in a white I come across something worthwhile for free. I will post it here with a link. Everyone else please do the same. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:13:44 EST CLosed Each week I will post the names of two team members who we will be celebrating. Other team members please go by their SP pages and greet them and encourage them. Let's show Jesus' love to each other. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 09:33:26 EST New member welcome Please use this thread to let us know you are new to the team. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 09:29:38 EST NEW TO THE TEAM BUT NOT TO SP!!! I am new to the team & my name is Peggy. I am a 67 year old from Lakewood, Colorado which is a suburb to the west of Denver. I love the Lord Jesus Christ & I love Christian music. I sing with our choir at church so I can give God the glory. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:01:42 EST Stop by and say hello 2015 Starting a new thread for the new year. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:31:43 EST closed For this challenge you will click on the link to a BINGO card. in each square is a different activity to complete. You earn points for each activity, row, column and card you fill in completely. Here are the points: <BR> 1 point per box for all boxes possible total 25 <BR> 10 points per completed row possible total 50 <BR> 10 points per completed column possible total 50 <BR> 10 points per completed diagonal possible total 20 <BR> entire card black out earns a bonus of 50 points <B... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:30:14 EST closed List one healthy habit you plan to work on this month. What steps are you taking to make it a habit? How will it help you in this lifestyle? <BR> <BR> Check in here each week to let us know how you are succeeding, or how we can help you. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:57:49 EST CLosed Let's challenge ourselves to read one chapter a day in our Bibles. That is 7 chapters a week. Copy and paste this and update at least once a week. Everyone who reads at least 28 chapters this month will get a team goodie and be blessed! <BR> <BR> Chapter a Day Challenge <BR> January 1 <BR> 2 <BR> 3 <BR> 4 <BR> 5 <BR> 6 <BR> 7 <BR> 8 <BR> 9 <BR> 10 <BR> 11 <BR> 12 <BR> 13 <BR> 14 <BR> 15 <BR> 16 <BR> 17 <BR> 18 <BR> 19 <BR> 20 <BR> 21 <BR> 22 <BR> 23 <BR> 24 <BR> 25 <BR> 26 <BR> 27 <BR> 28... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 09:54:26 EST New Years Resolution Challenge <BR> <BR> Hi! I have decided to set myself a New Years Resolution Challenge and wondered if anyone would like to join me? It's a way of encouraging myself to consistently pray and read my Bible each day. <BR> <BR> I want to achieve a minimum of 1 chapter read and 1 person/situation prayed for every single day, but I am going to *aim* for 10 chapters read and 10 people/situations prayed for. If you want to join me you can set your own daily Bible reading and prayer goals. <BR> <BR> I wil... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 03:33:34 EST closed Let's take some time during this busy season and share either some words from a favorite Carol or a word of Scripture about Christmas. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:35:58 EST TODAY'S SPARK! TODAY'S SPARK! <BR> Lead By Godly Example Today! God Bless YOU! Vic. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:34:29 EST WORDS OF WISDOM! 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 08:45:12 EST FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH! 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 07:58:29 EST Kindle DL There's a book our church is doing in its small groups for Bible study. I purchased it yesterday and it was only $4 for the Kindle DL. It's called The Story. Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nuing-People-ebook/dp/B004OR18FG/ref=t<BR>mm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid= </link> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:51:59 EST Today the choir sang... Hey, <BR> <BR> I sing in the choir at my church, and we sing about five songs a Sunday. Today we sang for... <BR> <BR> Praise and Worship- Every Praise and No Sweeter Name <BR> Song- All in His Hands <BR> Offering- Be Grateful <BR> Appeal- Turning Around for Me <BR> <BR> What did your choir sing today? Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:32:26 EST daily spark points 10/5 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:32:36 EST Mixed Up challenge We are trying a new kind of challenge. You have to keep checking back to see what the challenge is. Some challenges will be for one day. SOme will be for several days doing the same one each day until it changes. Hopefully all will be fun. <BR> Each day when you complete the challenge stop by here and let us know what you did. <BR> <BR> THE FIRST CHALLENGE: <BR> Read and leave a comment on a team mate's blog. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:22:20 EST Post for reaching 100 points Post here when you reach 100 points on the points challenge Thu, 1 May 2014 07:40:33 EST Points Challenge For this challenge we will be earning points daily for making healthy choices. You will tally how many points you earn each day. When you reach 100 points, You will receive a goodie and star a new post on this thread. There will be a separate thread to post when you get 100 points. <BR> Here are the ways to earn points: <BR> WATER - 1 point per 8 oz, per day (8 glasses = 8 points) <BR> CARDIO - 1 point per 30 minutes per day ( 60 minutes = 2 points) <BR> STRENGTH - 1 point per day <BR> ... Thu, 1 May 2014 07:39:48 EST So Sad! I have a ticket to tonight's casting Crowns concert. They are my ultimate favorite band. (Ive seen them twice before and they put on a great show!) Unfortunately, I have suchh a bad migraine (started yesterday afternoon) that I don't even want to go. Might sell my ticket. :-( <BR> <BR> Prayers for some relief would be much appreciated! (I know this sounds petty....) Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:30:33 EST Weekly challenge This week let's commit to tracking our food. COpy and paste this list. Come by each day and let us know if you tracked. everyone who tracks at least 6 days will get a goodie. <BR> I tracked my food <BR> 4/01 <BR> 4/02 <BR> 4/03 <BR> 4/04 <BR> 4/05 <BR> 4/06 <BR> 4/07 Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:39:39 EST April Support Challenge Easter is coming. This is a two part challenge. <BR> First, decorate your page for Easter. WHen you have done that come by here and let us know. <BR> Part two, visit the pages of those who have decorated and leave them some words of encouragement. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:36:57 EST Please help I sent this out via email and got several responses - I want to post it here also hoping to generate even more. <BR> Please take a few minutes to answer this survey about the team. We are trying to improve it to better meet all of our needs <BR> click here: <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:14:06 EST March discussion thread This month we will have a new question every few days. Please stop by and add your thoughts. Tomorrow - March 1st I will post the first question Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:08:24 EST March support challenge This month is Read A Blog (or two) of team mates to show our support of each other. BLogs are listed on the team stream to the right of this page. Let us know how many blogs you read and comment on each day. This is a great way to encourage each other. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:06:03 EST Who Really Struggles the Most? I read a status message online the other day that said "“God only puts us through as much as we can handle, so the people who struggle the most have been chosen to be the strongest ones.” Do you ever wonder who struggles the most? Did you get chosen to be one of the strong ones? Here's my thoughts about this. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>02/who-really-suffers-most.html </link> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:22:08 EST How Do You Pay Other's Back? 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><BR>02/how-do-you-pay-others-back.html </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 18:24:15 EST Concerts What Christian Concerts have you been to? Which was your favorite? <BR> <BR> ~Casting Crowns (3 times) LOVE their show! <BR> <BR> ~Third Day <BR> <BR> ~Tenth Avenue North <BR> <BR> ~Chris Tomlin (AMAZING!) <BR> <BR> ~News Boys <BR> <BR> ~Brandon Heath/Matt Maher (Sorry, but NOT a good show. Their live performances were NOT up to par...) <BR> <BR> ~Matthew West Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:47:08 EST Do You Use Holy Emotions? 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><BR>01/do-you-use-holy-emotions.html </link> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:10:50 EST February discussion topic How does your faith impact your weight loss journey? Share ways you utilize parts of your faith as tools to help you lose weight. In times of discouragement or feeling like emotionally eating, how can our faith help carry us through? Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:46:31 EST Be positive challenge Let's all continue the positive momentum began by the goodie challenge. This time just leave a supportive or encouraging comment on a team mate's page. Let them know you are from the CML team. We all need some positives on this journey. It can be a Bible verse, words to a song or just a kind word. <em>381</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:41:51 EST Let's drink enough water to fill... <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> This challenge is to drink enough water as a team to fill either a bathtub or swimming pool. <BR> To fill a bathtub we need to drink 70 gallons or 1,120 cups of water. <BR> To fill a swimming pool we need to drink 18,000 gallons or 288,000 cups of water. <BR> Can we do it?? YES WE CAN! <BR> This challenge will last as long as it takes. <BR> CHeck in d... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:37:07 EST Free Beth Moore book downloads for Kindle If you enjoy Christian reading...Beth Moore is the way to go. She is giving away 16 FREE book downloads for Kindle! Here's the link!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ree-ebooks-from-beth-moore/ </link> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:03:08 EST Count your blessings Come by daily and post something you are thankful for. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:37:39 EST Give a goodie challenge Choose anyone from the team to give a goodie and a word of encouragement. Check in here telling us who you chose. Maybe you will get a goodie too!!! <em>334</em> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:24:24 EST Favorite Christian Music on YOUTUBE SHare a link to an uplifting youetube music video Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:22:18 EST Favorite workout music Share what Christian songs you like to workout to. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:20:27 EST January discussion topic - What is your biggest downfall on this journey? How do you cope and/or overcome it? Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:19:42 EST January Walk it challenge Starting January 1st, let's track how far we walk this month. Every day check in with how far you walked. Add it to the total from the previous thread. Let's see how far our team can travel in January. Example: <BR> <BR> Post 1 Ruthie I walked 1.5 miles today. Total walked so far = 1.5 miles <BR> Post 2 Sheilah I walked 2.2 miles today Total walked = 2.2 + 1.5 = 3.7 miles <BR> Post 3 Sandy walked 3.2 miles today Total walked = 6.9 miles etc! <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:15:21 EST Closed THIS WILL BE OUR NEW CHAT THREAD AS OF WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1ST. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:11:01 EST New to the Team Hello from West Central name is Beth and I am so happy to be here today! I have been out of the hospital only 2 days now, after being diagnosed with DVT and having to have a stent and also an IVC Filter placed. I am thanking God that he allowed me to get the proper diagnosis on time to save my life! I am not feeling too hot yet, but I have been able to walk 1/4 to 1/2 mile, depending on how I am feeling. It is great to be here! Sat, 19 Oct 2013 20:51:13 EST Hello Hello everyone I just joined the team. I love Christian music. I'm had some rough patches this past year. I won't spill it all here but you can read my story on my spark page. I believe God carried us through and he put a song in my heart. I wrote Here I Am as a tribute to our heavenly father. Take a free listen at this site has a lot of music I love the spiritual, Christian music there are a lot of unknown artist that you may like. <BR> If you have any... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 08:03:03 EST New Release Does anyone have the new "Overcomer" CD by Mandisa yet? It was released today. Lucky me, I work in a Christian Bookstore. It is <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Ruth Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:15:17 EST TODAY'S THOUGHT! TODAY’S THOUGHT <BR> 8/27 <BR> The devil may remember my sins, you may even remember my sins, but Jesus has forgiven and forgotten my sins. You'll have to forgive me if I get a little bit excited thinking about what our blessed Savior has done for me. If there is one thing I do not want to do, it is to have to face my sins again. Bless His lovely Name, they are forever gone and will never be remembered again! I am clean, I am pure and I am saved! Jesus paid the price and the bill will ne... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:28:10 EST What songs do you keep on your workout playlist? Some of my favorites that tend to frequent are: <BR> <BR> Just about anything Skillet <BR> Ashes Remain: On My Own <BR> Group 1: Please Don't Let Me Go <BR> <BR> And as soon I buy it today, I'll be including Thousand Foot Krutch "Dead Come To Life." It has became my eleven year olds favorite song and she demands everyone in the car go quite when it comes on Air 1. LOL. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:21:05 EST August Freggie Friday challenge For the month of August, check in here on Fridays to let us know how many servings of fruits and veggies you ate that day. All who complete will get a team goodie. <BR> Copy and past and update weekly: <BR> <BR> How many servings of fruits and veggies I ate <BR> August 2 <BR> August9 <BR> August16 <BR> August 23 <BR> August 30 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:53:14 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:12:45 EST How Do You Know if Inspiration is from God? My latest blog post: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>do-you-know-if-inspiration-is-from.html </link> <BR> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:07:24 EST NEW Blog post: Writer's Block or Spiritual Block? I've been having trouble writing lately. What's the real issue? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>07/writers-block-or-spiritual-block.html </link> <BR> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:26:30 EST July challenge - Thirsty Thursdays This month our challenge is to make sure we are drinking enough water. Every thursday update your post as to how many glasses of water you drink. Everyone who posts every week will get a goodie. <BR> Copy and paste and update each week; <BR> <BR> How many glasses of water I had: <BR> July 4 <BR> July 11 <BR> July 18 <BR> July 25 Sun, 30 Jun 2013 13:23:26 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:11:16 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:06:56 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 2 Jun 2013 16:41:52 EST June Weekly challenge - Walk it Wednesdays This month we will stop by here on Wednesdays and post how much we walked that day. Everyone who checks in every Wednesday will get a goodie! <BR> Copy and paste and update this post each week. <BR> How much I walked: <BR> June 5 <BR> June 12 <BR> June 19 <BR> June 26 Sun, 2 Jun 2013 09:44:54 EST NEW BLOG: Passing of the Seasons Ever feel lost from God? Seasons change and they're not always painless. <BR> Here's what I'm going through right now. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ing-of-seasons.html </link> Wed, 22 May 2013 15:25:29 EST Hi Sparkies! My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:19 EST Progressive exercise challenge You have heard of progressive dinners? Well this is a progressive exercise challenge. I will post the first exercise. The next person does that exercise and then posts a new one. The following person does that exercise and posts another one. It continues in that way. <BR> A couple of options: <BR> If you cannot do the exercise listed, modify it to your needs. <BR> If the exercise requires dumb bells and you do not have them, use cans of food, or do it without weights. <BR> If you can, po... Wed, 1 May 2013 08:56:49 EST May weekly challenge - Try It Tuesdays Each Tuesday during the month of May try something new. It can be a new food, a new exercise, a new recipe, a new walking route - anything. <BR> COpy and paste this list of dates. Update it every Tuesday. DO not post a new answer every week as it makes it too hard for me to figure out who did which week. <BR> Everyone who completes all four weeks gets a goodie. <BR> <BR> What I tried: <BR> <BR> May 7 <BR> May 14 <BR> May 21 <BR> May 28 Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:00:14 EST NEW BLOG: Worshiping in Your Dreams Have you ever worshiped in your dreams? I don't mean have you dreamed you were worshiping, but worship in your dreams. Here's a recent experience that I had. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>hiping-in-your-dreams.html </link> <BR> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 12:46:56 EST Hello! Hi team. Thanks for the pedometer goodie and warm welcome. I LOVE christian music. Britt Nicole, Jeremy Camp, Kutless, so many good artists and beautiful songs out there. I was here on an old account but I made a new one recently for a fresh start with spark and weight loss. Anyway, i just wanted to say hi and that I look forward to meeting some new people here. <em>104</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>213</em> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:06:13 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:17:59 EST Old thread closed This is an ongoing challenge. In alphabetical order list a song for each letter of the alphabet. Keep cycling through the ABCs. <BR> If you get to a tricky letter and cannot think of a song title beginning with that letter, list the letter on your post and give a goodie to the person who posted just before you. <BR> Optional - make a new post for the next letter and add a song. Otherwise leave it for the next person to post. <BR> Have fun with this! Sat, 30 Mar 2013 08:44:38 EST April Pray for Me challenge For the month of April this will be an ongoing thread. Please pray for the person who posted before you here. If you have a specific prayer need list it when you post. If you want, you may add a comment or goodie to their SP page, but not required. Sat, 30 Mar 2013 08:41:00 EST April weekly CHALLENGE - Move It Mondays For the month of APril we are going to try a weekly challenge. Every Monday check in on this thread and share what exercises you did that day. Everyone who completes all five MOndays will get a goodie! <BR> COpy this and update it each MOnday: <BR> <BR> April 1 <BR> April 8 <BR> April 15 <BR> April 22 <BR> April 29 Sat, 30 Mar 2013 08:37:54 EST 5 Recipes from SparkSolution <link><BR>p?cookbook=735402 </link> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 04:14:35 EST Plateau busting Link from the MSN page (health section): <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ys-speed-your-slim-down </link> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:03:35 EST New again Hi all, <BR> <BR> I was active on here and with Sparks back in 2008 and 2009. I then fell off the wagon. I recently tried using the BL website, but I prefer it here. So I am back. <BR> <BR> I am a wife, mom and in the last few years a grandma! I home school my 3 youngest kids and am lead cheerleader for my husband. The economy has hit our family hard and he has been out of work for a long while. I also am a listening ear and encourager for my mom as we recently lost my dad after a long down... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 09:57:37 EST Living in the Dead Zone (Part 2) If God gave you a button to push that would release you from the one thing that bothers you the most... would you do it? Here's my thoughts on that issue. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ng-in-dead-zone-part-2.html </link> Thu, 7 Mar 2013 18:34:27 EST Living in the Dead Zone (Part 1) Ever get the feeling like life is just blah. I mean those times when nothings exciting, but it's not depressing either. It's just....blah. Here's what I learned recently while I was at the doctor's office. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ng-in-dead-zone-part-1.html </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 21:16:26 EST Thou Shalt Not Kill: You’re Guilty! My latest BLOG POST - How many commandments have you broken? Which ones are you SURE you haven't broken? You might need to rethink your strategy. Check out my latest blog post! <BR> <BR> Blog post: <BR> <link><BR>-shalt-not-kill-youre-guilty.html </link> <BR> <BR> Also feel free to friend me on Facebook. <BR> <link><BR>er </link> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:29:38 EST One of our team could use some help A member of our team is entered in a contest as part of his ministry. He needs people to vote daily for his video. <BR> CMJONES77065 wrote: ---------- <BR> Ok, in the grand scheme of life this is pretty superficial, but I'm asking for your vote. <BR> <BR> Are you familiar with the "Good Morning" song performed by Mandissa and Toby Mac? KSBJ, a Houston Christian radio station, is sponsoring a contest. The winner will perform Toby Mac's rap with Mandissa in concert on April 6. I entered t... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:55:45 EST winterjam 2013 Has anyone made it to Winterjam yet? If not try to go, it is fantastic. Ten bands for 10 bucks. Tue, 5 Feb 2013 09:46:02 EST WHAT ARE YOU SAYING ? 9:58 AM 2/4/2013 <BR> Good Morning all <BR> God is so good .. 2 Things hes talking to me about today .. you know the Song where he leads I will follow .. when we used to sing it don't hear it much today .. <BR> BUT I used to think do I mean this .. he talks about taking up his Cross and following him .. think,,, all the men who just dropped all they did to follow him <BR> why do you think that was .. I can only imagine God radiated out of him .. He was anointed from Birth but Gods Spirit was ... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 13:05:02 EST Lets Pray everyday ! 8:10 AM 2/4/2013 <BR> Whoo hoo good Morning God .. <BR> I ask myself why are we still here .. But is ok you have a plan we will walk it out .. Father today not our will but yours .. not our ways but your ways .. we lay our will <BR> at your feet and say Father if anything be in us that is not of you we don't want it .. it has to go and now .. in your dear sons name Jesus go .. Father we know Jesus is in <BR> us according to the word .. but we also know we are a 3 fold body so neat just like y... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:27:05 EST DO YOU HAVE YOUR ARMOR ON ? 5:10 AM 2/2/2013 <BR> Hi all <BR> Wow I have been so busy attending a online Divine Healing Course that my Preacher is teaching .. I am not sure how much I will get to listen to today as we are having company .. <BR> Is a good thing .. My Granddaughter is coming and it will be a awesome time .. well God is directing me to your Armor today .. <BR> <BR> Ephesians 6: 10 ¶ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. <BR> 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:42:16 EST Lets Pray everyday ! 4:04 AM 2/2/2013 <BR> Good Morning God .. <BR> We are still here .. wow and you woke me up early .. I love you lord.. who ever is in pain that you woke me for I say pain go now .. I command you to stop now .. you have <BR> no authority to be where you are Jesus died for all sickness and diseases so go now .. I release life on the person .. In Jesus name I pray .. To you God be all the Glory . <BR> Father today .. I just want to Praise your Holy name .. We want to say we will be forever gratef... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:16:31 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:59:51 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:36:22 EST NEW Blog: Can You Recognize a Blessing in Disguise NEW Blog post: Sometimes things aren't how they seem. Sometimes blessings come from the most unlikely paths. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>you-recognize-blessing-in-disguise.html </link> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:50:30 EST NEW Blog Post: What Do I Want to Crave? NEW Blog post: Are you craving what you should be craving? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-do-i-want-to-crave.html </link> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:45:54 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 5 Jan 2013 14:55:44 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 3 Jan 2013 15:27:45 EST Stop by and say hello 2013 Please stop by and let us know how you are doing this year! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 08:02:45 EST What music are you listening to today? Hi <BR> <BR> Thought it would be interesting to hear what YOU are listening to musicwise today Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:17:33 EST NEW BLOG POST: 50 Things I Believe What you believe in says a lot about who you are. Have you ever stopped to seriously pay attention to what you believe in? <BR> <BR> Here's some things that life has taught me... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>hings-i-believe.html </link> Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:12:46 EST Getting to know you one question at a time FOr this holiday season let's have some fun and get to know each other a bit. I will post a different question every few days. Post your answer to the question. SImple as that. Sat, 1 Dec 2012 07:46:32 EST NEW Blog Post: The End of the World Project You never know what they day will bring when you get up in the morning.... here's the day I had a few days ago. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>end-of-world-project.html </link> <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:20:47 EST Goodie or comment Let's support each other by stopping by team member's pages at least once a week and leaving a goodie or a supportive comment. Let's do this for not only team mates we know but also make some new friends! <BR> Stop by here and let us know who you visited each week. <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <em>335</em> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:00:00 EST Til end of year Check in Stop by and say HI and let us know how you are doing. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 07:56:33 EST NEW BLOG POST: Ghosts, Goblins, & Spirits; Oh My! Halloween. Is it really a big deal? Here are my thoughts. I invite you to read and share your thoughts in the comment section under the blog. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>10/ghosts-goblins-and-spirits-oh-my.html </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:50:54 EST NEW BLOG: The Book that Shocked the World It's a shocker, thriller, intrigue, action, drama, truth, parable, murder, and soooo much more. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>book-that-shocked-nations.html </link> <BR> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 15:15:12 EST October check in Just stop by and let us know you are here Tue, 2 Oct 2012 07:43:13 EST September check in Here is a place to stop in and say HI, post celebrations, ask for prayer, and let us know how you are doing. Look forward to hearing from you. <em>334</em> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 08:21:10 EST NEW BLOG: How to put Organization into Your Chaos Busy schedule? Full life? To-do list that's way too long? Are you in brain overload and life seems to be chaos? Here's how God is helping me to fix my busy mind. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>to-put-organization-into-your-chaos.html </link> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 17:04:29 EST NEW BLOG: What Weapons are More Dangerous? Ever wonder what weapons do the most destruction or who your worst enemy might be? I bet the answers might surprise you. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>08/what-weapons-are-more-dangerous_26.<BR>html </link> <BR> <BR> SPARK FRIENDS... there's a special note to you all at the bottom of the post on this one. Many blessings to all of you. I love you for the support. So many days, you guys are all I have to turn to. Thank you for being there, and for not judging me.... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:12:10 EST Let's support each other! Here's a chance for us all to be supportive of each other. HOw about challenging yourself to read at least five team members' blogs each week. It could be one a day, or five at once. <BR> Report back by Saturday night each week, update/editing your only reply telling us how many your visited. I will give goodies to those who have read at least five. Each Monday morning begin your count again, using the same reply post. Do not keep a running total from week to week, but start new each we... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:57:14 EST Inspiration challenge 2 (report here) This is where you keep track of each time you post an inspirational quote on thread 1. <BR> Only make one post and edit/update it each time you post an inspiration. WHen you get to 7, I will give you a goodie. <BR> After you reach 7, start over again at 1. Your number should never go over 7, so I can keep track of who gets a goodie. <BR> Let's do it! Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:49:34 EST Inspiration challenge 1 (read this first) This is a challenge to help us get inspired to keep going and encourage each other. On this thread post an inspirational quote (name the source if it is not your own words). <BR> On thread 2, keep track of every time you post an inspiration here. Every time you get to 7, you will get a goodie. Just make one post on the other thread and update that one post, otherwise it will get too unwieldy for me to keep track of who gets a goodie. <BR> Every time you get to 7, start over, so the numbe... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:46:53 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:29:08 EST NEW Blog: Think Your Home is Safe? Think Again! Home isn't always the safe place we wish it was. Family & church family alike can be influenced by the snakes that sneak in; and we get hurt when we're not looking and least expect it. Here's your escape plan! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>k-your-home-is-safe-think-again.html </link> <BR> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 18:15:15 EST How is GOD helping you in this fallen world? I know GOD is active in our lives and there are so many times once I became saved that I realized how HE was trying to reach me but my mind was in the world....I didn't notice but now I am noticing. <BR> <BR> GOD got me safely from East coast to West coast when I drove out. There was bad weather behind me and on both sides but ahead of me was perfect weather. <BR> <BR> The LORD helped me get through depression once I got to CA and helped me be strong during my divorce. <BR> <BR> GOD ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:28:33 EST Your testimony I would love to hear stories on how each of us were saved. <BR> <BR> Was raised catholic but never felt the Holy Spirit in any of the churches back east...when I came to Modesto CA my niece whom was raised catholic but became born again brought me to Calvary Chapel ....that is when I was moved deeply during worship and gave myself to Jesus. <BR> <BR> Not only did the Holy Spirit enter into this temple but I started understand and learning about my Savior. Every day since I have been de... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 14:34:18 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 8 Aug 2012 20:40:34 EST NEW Blog Post: When You’re at the End of Your Rope Sometimes your strength is gone, and more than that your desire to even try anymore is gone. Plus you feel so alone. It's like you're hanging by a thin rope over a cliff, and no one is hearing your cries for help. What do you do? Here's what I figured out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>what-to-do-when-youre-alone-at-end-of.<BR>html </link> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 15:09:43 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 16 Jul 2012 17:37:21 EST NEW Blog Post: Learn to Let the Stars Lead Remember those dark skies I mentioned in the last Worship Melodies blog post?! Did you look up? Did you see any bright stars? God is always there for you, to help you see them when you can't. Here's the journey I am in and how God helped me to see the patterns in the stars, and how He is leading me with the brightest Star. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>learn-to-let-stars-lead.html </link> Sun, 15 Jul 2012 13:59:44 EST NEW Blog Post: Learn to Read Your Stars Have you ever noticed that when things are at their darkest, it's then that you can see the beauty and wonder of the stars at their best? God wants us to see our own lives in the same way. Here are a few stars that I found in the midst of my current problems. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>learn-to-read-your-stars.html </link> <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Also, many of you don't know that I have a 2nd blog site called Tin Roof Sundae, where I just... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 14:09:37 EST NEW Blog Post: A True Worship Melody I had a wonderful experience today. It is a true Worship Melody indeed. God is always by our side to rescue us from every bad place. Praise Jesus. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>true-worship-melody.html </link> <BR> <BR> EXTRA NOTE: friends, if you haven't been following my series called 'Great Writers', about a challenge that I'm taking part in, you should read it when you get time. Please leave me some feedback. I'm learning great lessons about writing, a... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:04:44 EST NEW Blog Post: Job Qualifications Ever feel like you qualifications are completely out of whack with the job you want, or the job you have? You're either over qualified or under qualified. They say "come back when you have experience", but no one is willing to give you that experience. And good benefit packages!... Huh, forget about it! <BR> <BR> Well, there's one job that you are qualified for; and even if you feel you're not, the Employer doesn't agree. The job is your, as long as you're willing to ask for it and do th... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 12:34:17 EST New Blog Series: Great Writers Friends: I'm doing a 3-week writing challenge (M-F). It started this week. Here is the 2nd post about the challenge. I won't get time to share my posts every day, so if you'd like to follow the series sign up to follow by email! It's already been interesting for me. I hope you'll follow and that you find it interesting. <BR> <BR> I will, though, post the regular devotional message that I've written and scheduled to be posted like normal. <BR> <BR> <link> Thu, 7 Jun 2012 09:29:55 EST NEW Blog Post: Blanket Scriptures Sometimes when the world is cold, and the people you love are even colder the only solution is to wrap yourself in a blanket... a blanket of scripture, that is! Here are some of my Blanket Scriptures and how they help me. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blanket-scriptures.html </link> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:43:43 EST NEW Blog Post: Workout Routines A healthy life means a healthy body. A truly healthy body is made up of three parts: Our physical being, mind, and spirit. We eat healthy, run, walk, swim, lift weights; etc. to have a healthy physical body. But what about working out your mind, and your spirit? Do you workout those with the same devotion and passion that you have for your cardio routine? Here's my workout routines... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>workout-routines.html </link> Thu, 31 May 2012 10:38:47 EST Happy 1st Birthday! We're having a birthday!!!! Worship Melodies is 1 year old! Check out the story about how it came to be, and the lesson's I've learned, plus a big surprise! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>happy-1st-birthday.html </link> Sun, 27 May 2012 13:21:36 EST Good Morning :) I have been a member of Spark-People for awhile but took some time off to get my life in order. Since then I have moved, started a new job and have begun this journey for weight loss again. Thank you so much for starting this group. In my busy and hectic schedule it's important to remember me and why I am here. :) Good luck everyone :) Sun, 27 May 2012 08:59:55 EST The Invisible Woman Ever feel like you're an outsider, or that you're not seen or heard? Feeling rather invisible? Yea, me too sometimes. We all get that now and then. But God doesn't see it that way. Here's what I've learned about it, even through mental illness struggles. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>invisible-woman_23.html </link> Wed, 23 May 2012 16:42:13 EST Mixed Blessings! It seems everything comes with a price tag attached in this world. Are your blessings worth the cost? I think 'yes', you have to decide that for yourself. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>mixed-blessings.html </link> Tue, 8 May 2012 10:51:39 EST Blind Faith I have a sun catcher that says "Let go & Let God". Complete surrender, and complete faith... that's what God wants from us. My little doggie, Casey, recently gave me such incredible inspiration and faith. Here's our story. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>blind-faith.html </link> Sat, 5 May 2012 18:47:11 EST What’s in a Name? Every get frustrated when someone insists on getting your name wrong? Or maybe, you've thought "What does it matter anyway?". Here's what I've learned about what's really in a name. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>whats-in-name.html </link> Sat, 28 Apr 2012 21:12:51 EST The Path of Least Resistance Often the path of least resistence isn't the most attractive route, whether you have a choice or not. Bipolar Disorder (BPD) is not a chosen path; but would I change it? I'm not so sure. <BR> <BR> (If you want to know more about BPD, this blog includes a list of resources that will help). <BR> <BR> <link><BR>path-of-least-resistance.html </link> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:39:19 EST One of These Things is Not Like the Others Ever feel like you're the odd duckling in the lot?! Me too. Here's what I've learned about that. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>one-of-these-things-is-not-like-others<BR>.html </link> <BR> <BR> Friends, I posted this one a few days ago and haven't had time to share it with you on here yet. Scheduling is nuts these days! Sorry. This may start to happen more as my schedule gets busier. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:13:33 EST A Total Transformation Knowing what you know now, and the possible alternatives; would you, if you could, go back and change things? The end transformation could very well be worth going through the trials. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>total-transformation.html </link> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:27:32 EST Bubbles and Peace I have been told I was bubbly by so many, yet I struggle and the bubbles pop. I long to feel God's peace all the time, and I want more than anything for people to see it shining through from within me. What do others see in you when they meet you? Do they see the peace of the Holy Spirit shining through? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>bubbles-and-peace.html </link> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:28:36 EST Battling the Dragon Do you struggle with depression, bipolar, or even self-image issues? The flip side looks so different. The struggles we face look so dark and hopeless. Those who love us don't always see it the same way. They're not looking at it from the dark inside. Maybe it's time that those of us inside walked out into the Light. Here are my thoughts and my experience on fighting the big dragon and surviving. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>battling-dragon.html </link> ... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:37:48 EST When the Impossible Happens You know those times when you know absolutely for sure that you know for sure that something cannot possibly happen.... but then it does. It can leave you feeling very disoriented to say the least. Here's what I've learned about these situations. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>when-impossible-happens.html </link> Sat, 7 Apr 2012 09:07:59 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 6 Apr 2012 13:43:58 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 4 Apr 2012 15:22:26 EST Shattered Treasures Ever feel like you're broken beyond repair? Ever been rejected because of it? Believe it or not... not everyone thinks you're too broken. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>shattered-treasures.html </link> <BR> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:18:34 EST Why Do We Limit Ourselves? Sometimes I wonder why we willingly settle for less when we're being offered a huge inheritance. Why do people not have drive and passion for more?... to know THE truth? <BR> <BR> Here are my thoughts on that as it happened in a very interesting conversation I had one day. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>why-do-we-limit-ourselves.html </link> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:24:17 EST God's Consultants Ever wonder what it would be like to be in charge of the world for a little while? I do. Here's my theory on just how that might work out if I was in charge for a few days! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <link><BR>gods-consultants.html </link> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:13:16 EST More Music I am such an email saver... I want to share this one that I received back in September: <BR> <BR> Hey Everyone! <BR> Just sharing our Lords love for us, and some music. <BR> <BR> <BR> You know I really love so many of the songs from Casting Crowns. <BR> One of my fav's is Glorious Day. <BR><BR>qU <BR> <BR> <BR> But also I have watched some videos of youth leader Mark Hall who is also the lead singer, <BR> and can see why their songs have the ef... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 21:10:00 EST Song: I Saw Him Smile Friend of Mine: <link><BR>smile-feat.-sharon/id509233809 </link> Sat, 17 Mar 2012 20:21:06 EST Angels: To Serve and Protect I had a request from a reader to expand on the info that the bible tells us about how angels protect us. Here's is my final angel article. I hope it helps shed more light on just how real they are and how much they protect us. The bible is very clear on their many purposes, including our protection. Read the whole series. It will help you get an understanding of how awesome they are and how awesome God is for giving the angels to us. <BR> <BR> <link> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:07:47 EST International Women’s Day International Women’s Day – It’s Time to Pick Up Your Torch! <BR> <BR> Pick up your torch ladies... we're havin' a parade for International Women's Day, and you're the queen! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2012/03/international-womens-day-its-t<BR>ime-to.html </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Mar 2012 11:50:05 EST How many cups of water did you drink today? <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> Mon, 5 Mar 2012 14:19:58 EST How My Angel Fell Off the Edge of Heaven The world looks so very different from down here. What happens when your angel falls? What happens when you're the one who's fallen? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/how-my-angel-fell-off-edge-of-heaven.<BR>html </link> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:01:24 EST Angels: A Jack-of-Al ll-Trades! With all the talk and angel stories that I've been doing lately in my angel series... have you wondered what the bible says about angels? This next article in the Angel Series will tell you just that! This is just touches on the top of a big subject that could have a lot of reading, research and writing done with it. But i hope this helps give you a good overview. There's one more article after this one (next week... unless it expands again! This series seems to have a life of it's own. ... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 10:06:56 EST The Warm & Fuzzy Side of Angels The next article in the series about angels. I bet you didn't know that angels wore so many hats! Well, there's another side to them. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/warm-and-fuzzy-side-of-angels.html </link> <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> <em>43</em> <em>43</em> <em>43</em> <em>43</em> <em>43</em> <em>43</em> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 20:18:32 EST I Think I Just Saw An Angel! Part 3 in my series on Angels! Ever think "Thank God I didn't go.... ", or "I'm so grateful that I didn't do... "? Maybe the reason you didn't, is because you were rescued by an angel from something that would have been a disaster!! Here's my story... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/i-think-i-just-saw-angel.html </link> Thu, 9 Feb 2012 14:35:46 EST Thank you, God, for sending me motivation I have prayed over the last year for the motivation to stick with my weight loss plan. It has finally come. I have complete faith God has provided it...through people He's placed in my life who I an rely on for support, the right diet plan for me, internal peace in has all come together. <BR> I'm down 6 pounds in 10 days and I feel great. It's a little blip on a long journey to a healthy me, but I know this time I'm prepared to go all the way! Fri, 13 Jan 2012 22:57:03 EST Had a Great Week! God is truly awesome! I was having a difficult week because of personal things and was feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. I could hear Satan's voice in my ear telling his lies about God and His love for me. I prayed in tears for God to help me through this. After I finished my prayer I opened my Daily Bread and read the Bible passage and the short message for that day. It was amazing what God said to me.The part that really spoke to my heart was "Through Naomi and Ruth, we are reminded that... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:14:41 EST Christian Music Artists/Groups A-Z Post the name of a Christian artist or group - any genre - in alphabetical order. One artist per post. When you post a solo artist use the LAST name and not the first. Example: Chris August would be A not C, Rebecca St. James would be S and not R. I'll go first. <BR> <BR> Audio Adrenaline <BR> Sat, 7 Jan 2012 16:41:57 EST January Roll Call-post 4 goodies! Stop in tell us how you are doing Sun, 1 Jan 2012 09:17:44 EST Eat 2 fruits & 2 vegetables daily Did you eat your fruits & veggies today? Post an emoticon Sat, 31 Dec 2011 08:28:21 EST Which Christmas song do you hum the most? There are so many different genre of music on the radio these days. I have satellite radio and it has 4 or 5 different channels just devoted to Christmas music -- classical, rock, oldies, secular, Christian -- and I skip from channel to channel sometimes. The Christian songs bring me peace and hope, but the ones I hum the most are the old standards -- Silver Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful, Angels We Have Heard On High. How about you? Tue, 20 Dec 2011 08:41:47 EST Songs to Minister to Your Heart We all go through tough times. What songs help you through? This list can be a real ministry to each other. Please post name of song and who sings it. If there is a video link, feel free to post it. Post lyrics if you want to. <em>335</em> Tue, 6 Dec 2011 07:51:05 EST December check in Stop by and say "Hi" let us know how things are going for you. Thu, 1 Dec 2011 07:01:28 EST November check in Stop by daily and say hello - let us know how you are doing. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:46:36 EST How mini challenge works This challenge will run from November 1 through November 30. <BR> 1. Check your buddy assignment in the other thread. <BR> 2. Make sure you both add each other as SP friends so you can see updates. <BR> 3. As often as you can, check in with your buddy daily to see how they are doing, by stopping by their page and leaving a supportive comment, or a goodie. <BR> 4. Stop by this thread at least once a week to let us know how you are doing, and how the buddy challenge is going for you. <BR> ... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:15:47 EST Mini challenge Buddy assignments 1. LEIGHANN42 <link><BR>IGHANN42 </link> AND <BR> LA_LAUREN <BR> <link><BR>_LAUREN </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. POETLKNG2LOSE <link><BR>ETLKNG2LOSE </link> AND <BR> ARACHNOMANIA <link><BR>ACHNOMANIA </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. MARYKMOVIN <link><BR>RYKMOVIN </link> AND <BR> JOHG... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:10:47 EST What's your favorite Christian song right now? what's your favorite song playing on the radio or in church right now and why does it touch you? <BR> <BR> Mie ins the newer "Blessings", can't remember the vocalist but love the lyrics. <em>41</em> <BR> It makes me remember to praise God for the hard times as well as the good. Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:38:06 EST Best of both worlds.... Best of both worlds Team? Support for my wgt loss quest AND being able to share my intense "LIKE" of Christian music!!!! (and many other kinds of music as well). <BR> I've found myself keeping track of calories as of the October the 17th, 2011. No idea why I started on this day, (although I have asked God to work a miracle in my life), it had been a very very long time since I've even tried anything to lose weight and get healthier. I think my goal setting will consist of keeping under a cer... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 23:24:37 EST New to Team Hi, I'm DebbieG. I'm 59, 33 years married to a non-Christian (which has been a major challenge); we live about an hour south of Sacramento CA. I have a grown married daughter who lives in Colorado Springs and one grandaughter who will turned 8 months on the 12th. I consider myself to be a fairly weak Christian; each time I try to draw nearer to God, I fall and get discouraged and pull away (which is where I am at the moment). I love to listen to/watch Joseph Prince (on ABC Family); I also wat... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:50:25 EST Sparking buddy mini challenge Is anyone interested in doing a mini challenge? For about two weeks you would be paired with a CML spark buddy. All you have to do is visit his/her page daily and offer some encouragement, support with a comment or a goodie. Stop by the challenge thread once in a while and let us know how you are doing. If you are interested, please post here. On October 31st I will post who is your buddy. The challenge will run from NOvember 1 until NOvember 15th (unless you want it to run until Thank... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:17:22 EST The band downhere Hey all! <BR> Not sure if you're familiar with the band downhere, but they have been one of my favs for years. One of the two lead singers (Marc Martel) will be on Ellen on Monday because of a video he posted on youtube (he can sing just like Freddie Mercury of Queen.) He posted the video for a competition and it's gaining a lot of attention around the world... over 3.5 million views in the last week. Please pray for downhere (and other musicians) as this opens the door for discussions be... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 13:04:28 EST October DIscussion Thread It is the beginning of a new month. There are only three more months in this year. Let's think about what our goals are for the next month and the last quarter of the year. <BR> What do you hope to accomplish? Lose ? pounds, go down a clothing size, exercise more, eat more fruits/veggies, spend more time with the Lord - whatever it is please share it here and let us know often how you are doing, or if your goals change. <BR> Ask for help and encouragement. Post a question for us to t... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 12:52:14 EST October Check in Stop by each day a leave an emoticon or tell us how you are doing. Sat, 1 Oct 2011 08:05:09 EST Third time's the charm Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Becca Smith, and I am a 20 year old college student. This is the third time I have tried spark people, but the first two times I didn't take time to get to know anyone or make any spark friends. I am determined to be more successful this time. My short term goal is to lose 25lbs, but in the long term my goal is to lose 50lbs. If you would like to talk, I'd love to get to know you! <BR> <BR> Becca Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:01:16 EST Christian bands and concerts! (include photos!!) Here we can talk about our favorite bands and concerts. Upload photos you've taken to share!! <BR> Here is one from a Skillet concert I went to! <link><BR>rroses/5611334355/ </link> Sat, 17 Sep 2011 16:20:59 EST September check in Stop by daily and say hello or leave an emoticon. <em>334</em> Thu, 1 Sep 2011 12:55:02 EST Hello Hello Brother's and Sister's in Christ~ <BR> <BR> I love the Lord! He has delivered me from so much and He will help me loose 70lbs! <BR> I lead worship at my church and the Lord has been dealing with me about how my body is the temple for the Holy Spirit. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 16:43:06 EST August check in Stop by every day to let us know how you are doing - using words or an emoticon Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:33:24 EST Hurting Hi guys.....i have been so excited about reconnecting with Spark. My cousin, has a Wii and I enjoyed it so much, I made a decision to do the Wii Fitness program, a day or two after deciding that, I fell off the porch and broke my right ankle (tear). It seems like as soon as i made up my mind and was actually excited about starting, this happened, and now I cant' do the workout. Is there any suggestions out there of things I can do? I don't want to lose my motivation.Thanks Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:59:33 EST RAK CHallenge July 16 - 22 This is a one week challenge - each day do a random act of kindness. Report in daily and then at the end of the week share how your experiences were received. <BR> July 16 <BR> July 17 <BR> July 18 <BR> July 19 <BR> July 20 <BR> July 21 <BR> July 22 <BR> <BR> Share: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 16:46:04 EST YOUR personal weekly challenge I saw this on another teams page and thought it was a great idea. You make up your own weekly challenge, what do you want to challenge yourself to accomplish this week-post it and track how you did daily. <BR> We can encourage each other, offer ideas. <BR> Give it a try! <em>334</em> Sun, 3 Jul 2011 08:01:54 EST July Check in Stop by and say hi and encourage each other with an emoticon daily Fri, 1 Jul 2011 10:35:55 EST Marriage I have been away from here for a while but am getting back into the groove of things. I am now divorced but through God's help and guidance I am realizing that He has great plans for me and will continue to guide and direct. Thank all of you for your prayers during the troubled times. You are some wonderful people and I thank each and every one of you. Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:41:39 EST Daily challenge June 13 - 19 <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <em>485</em> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>210</em> <em>147</em> <em>474</em> <BR> <BR> This week Let's make sure we eat at least 5 fruits and veggies daily. <BR> Copy and paste the list below to check in daily and let us know how many you eat each day. <BR> Let's do this! Goodies for those who do it 5 out of 7 days. <BR> <BR> June 13 <BR> June 14 <BR> June 15... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 08:42:14 EST Discussion Question June 13 - 20 How does music help you on your weight loss journey? What artists motivate you the most? Can you recommend any special songs to help others get motivated? <em>335</em> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 08:36:00 EST Running Music Recommendations I've been using the same two playlists for over a year now to run to. They are comprised of predominantly Christian music, but as much as I love the sosngs, I need to mix things up. Do any of you have some favorites that they run, bike or exercise to that you could suggest? Mon, 13 Jun 2011 08:00:34 EST A great group to listen to If you want to hear a group that is wonderful, they are The Dills ( <BR> I know them personally, but as a fellow Christian they live through their music, they live the life they sing about. I wasn't into Christian music a few years ago. I actually couldn't find any good music on the radio when my husband was stationed in Hawaii. I heard a song I love, Revelation Song b y Phillps Craig Dean, I was hooked. So i decided to get the dills cd's and I can't stop listen to them, ... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 00:52:31 EST 7 Healthy Ways to Curb Your Appetite I found this and thought it was worth sharing. Some good tips to help us eat less. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>appetite-control?cm_mmc=ETNTNL-_-06092<BR>011-_-HTML-_-body </link> Thu, 9 Jun 2011 09:50:37 EST Discussion question June 6 - June 12 On your weight loss journey what do you use to measure your success? DO you rely mainly on the scale? Are there more ways than just one? When you reach certain goals how do you reward yourself? Sun, 5 Jun 2011 21:15:49 EST Daily Challenge June 6 - 12 This week track your food every day and stay within your calories range. COpy and paste list below and check in daily to let us know how you are doing. GOodies to those who do it at least 5 days starting MOnday. <BR> <BR> June 6 <BR> June 7 <BR> June 8 <BR> June 9 <BR> June 10 <BR> June 11 <BR> June 12 Sun, 5 Jun 2011 09:11:37 EST June Check in Stop by daily and leave an emoticon to et us know you are with us. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 13:56:39 EST DIscussion question May 30 - June 6 Do you have a goal weight? How did you determine what your goal weight is? Do you still think it is a realistic goal? Do you have a time in mind when you will reach it? Tue, 31 May 2011 13:47:38 EST 100 ways to cut 100 calories I found this and thought I'd share it: <BR> <link><BR>mc=ETNTNL-_-05262011-_-HTML-_-body </link> Thu, 26 May 2011 14:33:27 EST Discussion question May 23 - 29 What of support do you appreciate? What kind of things do people do that do not help you stay on track - that sabotage your efforts?? WHo are your biggest supporters? WHo are your biggest sabotagers? Mon, 23 May 2011 08:26:46 EST Daily challenge May 23 - 29 This week let's drink enough water every day. Post here how many glasses of water you drink each day. Goodies for those who drink at least 8 glasses each day and post it here. <BR> Copy and Paste: <BR> <BR> May 23 <BR> May 24 <BR> May 25 <BR> May 26 <BR> May 27 <BR> May 28 <BR> May 29 Mon, 23 May 2011 08:19:25 EST Discussion Question May 16-22 Does your weight hinder you from doing things you'd like to do? Have you ever wanted to do something but did not because of your weight? Mon, 16 May 2011 06:52:34 EST Challenge May 16-22 This week's challenge is to exercise to get your heart rate up for at least 10 minutes per day. Copy and paste the list below to check in each day to let us know what you did. Goodies for those who do it at least 5 days. <BR> <BR> May 16 <BR> May 17 <BR> May 18 <BR> May 19 <BR> May 20 <BR> May 21 <BR> May 22 Mon, 16 May 2011 06:46:42 EST Discussion Question of the week May 9 - 15 Emotional eating : What triggers it for you? How do you handle it? What strategies for overcoming it work for you? Sun, 8 May 2011 22:11:06 EST Daily challenge May 9 - 15 Every day this week, when you huddle, instead of choosing one of the provided responses, write you own words to encourage the team. Copy and paste the dates below and let us know you did it. At the end of the week, goodies for those who meet the goal at least 5 days. <BR> <BR> May 9 <BR> May 10 <BR> May 11 <BR> May 12 <BR> May 13 <BR> May 14 <BR> May 15 Sun, 8 May 2011 22:02:26 EST Discussion question May 2 - 8 Every week I will try and post a question for everyone to answer and discuss. <BR> This week <BR> What advice would you give to someone who is struggling to get started losing weight? Mon, 2 May 2011 10:25:53 EST May check in Stop by every day to say hello or post an emoticon so we know you were here! Mon, 2 May 2011 10:23:24 EST Daily challenge May 2 - 8 Here is the challenge Every day this week visit 1 or 2 team members' pages and leave a goodie or a supportive comment. Try to visit several people this week who you do not already know. COpy the form below and stop back daily to update it (do not post a new one every day) <BR> At the end of the week whoever has completed 5/7 days gets a goodie! <BR> <BR> May 2 <BR> May 3 <BR> May 4 <BR> MAy 5 <BR> May 6 <BR> May 7 <BR> May 8 Mon, 2 May 2011 10:16:51 EST Any Christian Dance Music? Happy Easter Sunday everybody!! I'm new to this forum, I'm trying to get back on track with losing a good amount of weight and wanted to know if anybody knows of any upbeat Christian songs that you can like dance to. All the ones I'v ever come across are Rock. <BR> <BR> Stacy <em>449</em> Sun, 24 Apr 2011 18:20:29 EST Christian music online newsletter to subscribe to <link><BR>rs/christianmusic/1303236000.htm </link> <BR> <em>339</em> <BR> ~ Faith Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:40:38 EST the new me Hi My name is christina, <BR> I am a firm believer in christ. I love listening to music it moves me in such a way that my exercising and strength train goes well. I am excited about this sight since I will be able to learn more on what is new. I listen to the radio all the time and it just keep playing the same thing over and over again. it gets kinda old. I like to listen to all kinds of music. Anything that will keep me moving. with no weird lyrics. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 23:00:04 EST Easter Season challenge WHo would like to join me in a sacrifice challenge from April 4 until April 23? Jesus sacrificed so much for us on the Cross at Easter time. Find something you can give up for the next 20 days and use it as a time to pray and grow closer to the Lord. Post here if you are in. Check back at least once a week to let us know how you are doing and if the Lord is showing you anything through this sacrifice. Sun, 3 Apr 2011 10:55:42 EST Daniel FAst My church is asking us to go on a Daniel fast. HAve any of you ever done that? I already do not eat meat, poultry or pork. BUt I do eat seafood and dairy. I am concerned I will not get enough protein, and that the protein I do get (from nuts) will be too high in fat. SO I'd like to hear from anyone who has tried a Daniel fast. Thanks. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 13:57:13 EST Good Afternoon Everyone I trust everyone is having a blessed day. I have been away from SP for sometime but have returned. I am joining this group because I have recently learned to play the guitar and have taken on a new appreciation for music. My Guitar was a gift, given to me in the pressence of the Holy Spirit. I have always wanted to play but never thought I had any talent. I am still not sure that I do but whatever little talent God gave me I am giving it back to Him by learning how to play and sing Christi... Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:32:59 EST Good morning! I'm new to SP, and have battled being overweight for 15 years now. <BR> <BR> I'm 45 yrs old and a Christian. Music has always been a passion of mine -- I play the piano at church, as well volunteer playing the piano at my boys school for solo/ensemble contests, concerts, etc. <BR> <BR> Another hobbie that I have is sewing - I have sewn for many years, but am new to quilting (only 1-1/2 years now). My husband and I have four sons. I love God, love to volunteer and help others. <BR> <... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 11:28:48 EST Help! Christian Easter Songs Needed Hello, <BR> <BR> <BR> I am looking for some Easter Songs for my church choir. Hoping to find something new that few have heard before or a new arrangement to an oldie but goodie. The song can be fast or slow. <BR> <BR> Do any of you have any suggestions? What are your favorites? Thu, 3 Mar 2011 14:37:02 EST Think Spring! Here is a page to help us thinking spring. WHen you open the page just start clicking anywhere and surprise! <BR> <link><BR>f </link> Wed, 9 Feb 2011 07:01:37 EST any good scripture set to songs? The only one I can think of right now is <BR> "He who began a good work in you" (Phil 1:4) <BR> by Steve Green. <BR> It's a favourite of mine. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that listening to more scripture set to song <BR> will help me to "hide the word in my heart". <BR> Thanks! Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:49:48 EST Any Christian Metalheads out there? I have always been a head banger as long as I have been into music. Any one out there still rocking hard for Jesus? Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:11:00 EST Holiday Tips for Staying on Track I thought with the Holiday season upon us, we could help each other out. I know that we all have parties and family get togethers going on. What are some of the things that you do to stay on track? Please post some tips here to share. Fri, 10 Dec 2010 08:08:10 EST Today Today is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it. Wed, 24 Nov 2010 16:32:23 EST Any Third Day Fans They didn't write this one, but it stayed with me all day today <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 21 Nov 2010 01:51:29 EST Finding my way Hello. my name is Sharon. I've been struggling with my weight and faith for many years. One of the main ways I stay connected is thru music. It helps me keep my priorities in check. I hope through this group and SP I'll be able to loose weight and grow in Christian Life Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:35:43 EST Prayer Request I would like if everyone could pray for my friends brother. He was doing a roofing job yesterday and fell off the peak of the roof two stories. He tried to land on his feet. Both his feet and legs are broken. He has a broken ankle. His back is broken also. That is all they know for sure right now. Please pray for healing and for him to come to the Lord. <BR> <BR> Thank you! Wed, 17 Nov 2010 07:43:32 EST Greetings from Kentucky Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Peggy from Kentucky - new to the group but not to SP. I've lost about 80 lbs. in the last 2 years and feel super about that. But I did get away from SP for a few weeks and sorry I did. I gained back 10 lbs. But no worries, I think I'm on track and it "reminded" me that this is a life-long journey. So my goal - to get that 10 BACK off and on to my goal - about 30-40 lbs. more. <BR> <BR> So I'm anxious to meet new people, get re-fired up and I also love Christian music... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 13:43:53 EST Am I Blogging to Myself? Hi Team! <BR> I am still trying to figure out this board - just wondering if I set it up right. If I started a blog, do I have to do something so that my team sees it? Tue, 12 Oct 2010 19:19:15 EST Newbie Hi I am Louise! I am brand new to all of this - just am joining Spark People today as I got an Ipad (yippee skippee!) to watch on the elliptical to keep me going. What a beautiful surprise to see a group of Christian music lovers! I love the Lord, Christian music, and have recently joined the church choir in Tustin with a director that is awesome but very challenging! I own my own business which is very busy this year and also have a teen doing college apps,an 11 year old who is a lov... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 15:37:55 EST What is ringing in your head today! Do you ever have a verse, a quote or a song that rings in your head over and over? Today I keep thinking...."Our God is an Awesome God" over and over. I don't know why, but it is just in there today. So, what is in your head today? <em>334</em> Fri, 8 Oct 2010 14:31:13 EST Pumpkin Story I got this by email and thought I'd share it. (author unknown) <BR> <BR> A woman was asked by a coworker, <BR> 'What is it like to be a Christian?' <BR> <BR> The coworker replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin.' <BR> God picks you from the patch, brings you in, <BR> and washes all the dirt off of you. <BR> Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. <BR> He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. <BR> Then He carves you a new smiling face and <BR> puts His light inside... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 12:04:40 EST Hello from Indiana A new member here wanting to say hello and introduce myself. Often I find myself thinking about what kind of teams might be available and the other day I thought to myself "I wonder if there is a christian music team". So I searched and found this team. <BR> When it comes to music I have listened to a little bit of everything before, but for the most part all I listen to is christian music and some gospel as well. <BR> Some of my favorite groups to listen to are Petra and Casting Crowns. I ... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 12:12:28 EST Word Challenge this test does not measure intelligence, your fluency with words and certainly not your math ability. <BR> <BR> Each question contains the initials of words that will make it correct. They are common every day phrases that should be recognized by anyone. <BR> <BR> Example: 16=O in a P <BR> is answered by 16 Ounces in a Pound <BR> <BR> 1. 26=L of the A <BR> 2. 7=W of the A W <BR> 3. 1001= A N <BR> 4. 12= S of the Z <BR> 5. 54= C in a D (with the J) <BR> 6. 9=P in the S S <BR> 7. 88= P K <BR... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 17:50:04 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 18 Sep 2010 21:57:04 EST Air1's Workout Mix For those who don't know, Air1, a Christian alternative station posted a workout mix. Here's the songs they picked: <BR> Air1's Workout Mix - The Results <BR> Here were the top ten voted by you! <BR> <BR> 1. "Avalanche" by Manafest <BR> 2. "NY 2 LA" by Press Play <BR> 3. "Awake and Alive" by Skillet <BR> 4. "Walls" by Manic Drive <BR> 5. "Get Back Up" by TobyMac <BR> 6. "Life" by Beckah Shae <BR> 7. "Desperate" by Fireflight <BR> 8. "Keys to the Kingdom" by Group 1 Crew <BR> 9. "To ... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 09:24:42 EST Need a lift today? Try this! Hi! I'm new to this team and was hoping the members would check out this and let me know what you think: <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=TNMITCH </link> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> Wed, 1 Sep 2010 10:20:47 EST Prayer needed My wife has filed for divorce and refuses any counseling. I am still asking God to convict her that the divorce has no Biblical grounds and that she will have a new desire for the marraige. This Thu I go to court for a order of protection hearing. My wife took out the order due to harrassment and intimidation. My wif eis physically larger than me and carries a gun, so I think the intimidation factor is out and the harrassment was that I contacted her multiple times daily. I have contacted her... Sat, 14 Aug 2010 13:00:09 EST Hi! My name is Dawn... Hello team! My name is Dawn and I will be 36 years old tomorrow ~ YIKES! I am a wife and the mother of a precious 15 month old baby girl. We live in New Jersey. I am a special education teacher (teaching 5th grade this September, but taught middle school most of my career.) I am also an author. <BR> <BR> I have 100+ pounds to lose. I am off to a great start and there is something very “different” that has clicked inside me that is driving me and motivating me to lose this weight. Many peopl... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 18:30:47 EST I'm New Here! Hi everyone! I will post my intro. in the appropriate place, but I just wanted to stop by quickly and share that I got three new CDs today that I am so excited about: Francesca Battistelli, Britt Nicole, and Meredith Andrews <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Dawn Mon, 2 Aug 2010 19:52:46 EST Howdy from Nebraska Hi everybody - I am a new father and trying hard with my wife (STACYSMILES) to get our unhealthy lifestyle under control to help us take care of each other and our new son, especially the weight we both gained during the pregnancy (sigh). We live in Papillion, NE. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 21:33:46 EST WHAT A BLESSING I RECEIVED At our church we have a regular Sunday morning service but the evening is more casual and is called: <BR> Bible Cafe. We meet for food & fellowship and then go into a Bible Study. <BR> Tonight we did something different. <BR> We live a a multi-cultural community and our church is multi-cultural as well. <BR> Tonight it was decided that we would have an African night. The Africans cooked their specialties some spicy and some more tame. <BR> After the beautiful meal, we had various African mu... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 02:53:37 EST