SparkPeople Can't Do This On My Own Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=6603 If God is all you have then you have all you need..God will not leave you nor forsake you SparkPeople Can't Do This On My Own Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=6603 Scriptures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x71765287 Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life...--Proverbs 19:20 NLT Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:27:17 EST New to this team, but not to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x71117123 Hello from Idaho! I'm so happy I found this group. I've been doing more activity in a group on Facebook, but I've noticed I'm very different from them because of my beliefs. <BR> <BR> I know I can't do anything in life without God by my side. I recently did a post in my Facebook page, "Rome wasn't built in a day." I focused on how God can transform you inside and out. Ever since I began this focus, my life hasn't been the same. <BR> <BR> I have over 100 lbs to lose, but I'm well on my way... Wed, 6 Mar 2019 14:44:06 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x70734567 Hello! <BR> My name is Dottie and I am a mom and a grandma to two. I also have two dogs. Love to read and take photos. I also love day trips, spending time with family and friends. Sun, 6 Jan 2019 11:22:53 EST Hi, glad to be a part of your team ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x70703783 Hi everyone, I am looking forward to getting to know all of you. I am not new to Spark People, however I have not been here for a long time. <BR> <BR> I know this is a journey we can't do on our own, however I do know if I walk each step with the Lord, that He will be with me all the way to my goal weight. I also know there is strength in numbers and that we can help each other along the way ! Tue, 1 Jan 2019 23:44:17 EST Did you exercise today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x70565239 Today I got up late, so no. I have a plan for tomorrow, though! Fri, 7 Dec 2018 10:01:31 EST HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x70306496 iA LOOKING FOR HELP i WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT AND GET HEALTHY I AM A MOM OF 3 AND AM 58 BUT I AM ON MY OWN TO TRY TO DO THIS i AM IN A WHEELCHAIR AND CAN'T GET OUT LEGS STILL MOVE BUT THEY NEED HELP. I AM A CHRISTIAN BUT NOBODY TO TALK TO REALLY IF I COULD LOSE WEIGHT I THINK I CAN STAND AND MOVE PLEASE CAN SOME ONE HELP IAM SO LONELY Wed, 24 Oct 2018 14:32:37 EST ROLL CALL! Who is here today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x70259067 It's Terrific Tuesday, and I want to see who is here! Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:38:52 EST New to the team, but not new to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x70188690 Hi! I'm Brit, and I'm a 40+ year old mom of two who homeschools and also has a full time job. Right now I'm trying to get back on track with healthy habits again, but have had some challenges. Thu, 4 Oct 2018 09:44:45 EST The King Who Loved a Humble Maiden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x68698759 The King Who Loved a Humble Maiden <BR> Ransomed Heart <BR> <BR> Suppose there was a king who loved a humble maiden. The king was like no other king. No one dared breathe a word against him, for he had the strength to crush all opponents. And yet this mighty king was melted by love for a humble maiden. How could he declare his love for her? In an odd sort of way, his kingliness tied his hands. If he brought her to the palace and crowned her head with jewels and clothed her body in royal robe... Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:32:35 EST Bound in God’s Will http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x68691193 From Anne Graham Lotz <BR> <BR> They laid their hands on Him and took Him. <BR> <BR> Mark 14:46, NKJV <BR> <BR> The soldiers and officials who had come to the Garden of Gethsemane to arrest Jesus seized Him roughly, punching and manhandling Him as they bound Him. They bound the hands of the Son of God! The hands of the Creator! Hands that had lifted in authority and calmed the storm at sea. Hands that had gathered little children on His knee. <BR> <BR> Have you ever felt bound . . . <BR> ... Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:14:55 EST Dancing with God in life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x68672917 How do you dance with God? Mine is like a waltz some days, others it is like the bunny hop. lol <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ba25c24-6d3a-4c43-b96f-b8dc3c154e56.jpg"> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:33:08 EST Today in History http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x68672222 Today in ... <BR> <BR> 2003 Police recover Elizabeth Smart and arrest her abductors <BR> <BR> 2002 The color-coded terror alert system was unveiled by Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge. <BR> <BR> 1994 The Church of England ordained women priests for the first time in 460 years. <BR> <BR> 1993 Janet Reno was sworn in as the first female attorney general of the United States. <BR> <BR> 1959 The U.S. House of Representatives joins the Senate in approving the statehood of Hawaii. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:40:08 EST weakness to strength http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x68574867 When I started this program, I was unsure if it would work. I have found joy in each step, because I asked God for help in lower my poor health statistics from the Doctor. The High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, and the High Blood Sugar - Diabetic status. After 4 months and 36 pounds, I am so grateful to God for giving me the strength in my weakness. gia <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a6e303e-2c25-4e25-9173-787c487372f3.jpg"> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:27:03 EST Hi Just joined today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x68208203 Hi Everyone I'm Theresa, I'm new to the forum but not to Sparkpeople! I'm starting again! Be Blessed! Mon, 1 Jan 2018 18:35:43 EST new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x67452827 Hi my name is Deanna (DEE) I am looking for friends to help keep me accountable. I know I can do this... I have before. But this time I am in need of support like never before. <BR> I am a 48 yr old wife, mother and grandmother. I have 5 kids only one left at home he is 9. I have 7 grandkids and one more on the way. I also have MS that is untreated (no insurance) My almost 16 month old grand daughter lives with us has since birth (without her mom) as does my 77 yr old mother who has dementi... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:32:08 EST Weaken Will Power ~ HELP!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x67353321 Well ever since my trip down to lake charles for my cousins graduation party from college and ive splurged over the weekend 8/5/17 and again on Monday 8/7/17 ( ate at texas roadhouse fried pickles, bacon cheeseburger &amp; a Kenny Cooler w/ kicker) its been a REAAAL BIG battle for me to keep on track . Ive even had little fall backs this weekend and to top it all off my aunt gave me all these gift cards to all these different resturants but i had my will power weakened ever since 8/5/17. And ... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:03:07 EST Will Power After A Cheat Days HELP!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x67317502 So i started my WL back in march 2017 and never had a cheat day until last sunday evening and Monday evening. I know i can lose whatever i gained back but the thing is my will power is now weaken and its harder for me to be able yeild off bad temping thoughts in my battlemind in the battle field within the mind. How do yall deal with this or any tricks to over come this? I do know that with every passing day it does get easier and easier BUT how do i deal with it when its at the highiest temp... Tue, 8 Aug 2017 16:37:27 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x66191255 Asking for prayers today for my Sister -in-law who has suffered a series of strokes. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 11:37:06 EST Devotional 1-13-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x66003540 Today's devotional <BR> <BR> This is the part that hit me, "One of the trademarks of drug addiction is that addicts will pursue the drug even when they are suffering serious consequences for their usage. " <BR> <BR> I don't do drugs, but food and sweets especially are my drug of choice in a way. I was driving for uber tonight and all I could think about is food and sweets. It was very hard. Sometimes I feel like I am drawn to it, I have to have it. Even though I know how much I eat of swe... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:19:58 EST Devotional 1-12-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x65996010 So the devotional today was realize how valuable you are. <BR> <BR> "Where does an understanding of one’s value come from? Ideally it comes from a lifetime of strong connections to loving parents. When parents love their children, protect them, invest in them, look them directly in the eyes on a regular basis and tell them they love them and hug them often, their children learn they are valuable." <BR> <BR> I have to say, I am blessed to have on of the strongest connections with my mother.... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:55:52 EST Devotional 1-11-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x65988490 I had told you guys that I am doing a devotional about the 10 myths of teen dating with my daughter and relating it to my life and my weight loss journey. Well today was a little different. <BR> <BR> Because I am single and lonely, I turn to food and sweets during those times. So it would make since to attack the thoughts and feelings I have about dating in order to control that part of me turning to food when lonely. <BR> <BR> It stated, "Both dopamine (a neurotransmitter) and oxytocin (... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:14:51 EST Today's devotional 1-10-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x65981225 <BR> The part that made me think, "From the Greek word hedone, which means “pleasure,” hedonic adaptation is the process by which pleasurable things become less pleasurable. We can have that special feeling only for so long before it becomes routine." <BR> <BR> Relating this to my weight loss, eating sweets would give me pleasure just like everyone else. But for me I have to eat more sweets then I once ate because I don't get same pleasure I used too. Then the guilt comes, which starts the... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:28:52 EST Devotional 1-9-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x65973024 So the weight loss devotional was only for 7 days so my daughter and I started doing one called the 10 myths of dating for teen girls. Since I am single, I get lonely and sometimes turn to food during those times. So I am going to look at these myths and see if I can relate them to my weight loss. <BR> <BR> So here I go: "A recent study by Sonja Lyubomirsky, which built on previous twin studies, suggests that about 50 percent of our happiness level is genetically determined and 10 percent is... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 22:44:50 EST Devotional 1-8-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x65962898 Sunday, January 8, 2017 <BR> <BR> This was the last day of this devotional. I wish it wasn't only 7 days. Lol <BR> <BR> It talked about how to deal with temptation. "Whenever you find yourself being tempted, check to see if your mind is tuned into Channel 666 (this is a channel that keeps you thinking how good all the bad foods are). If so, think or say in faith, “Lord, I am being tempted. Your word says that I am able to bear this temptation and I believe your word. Show me the way out of ... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 16:16:31 EST Devotional 1-7-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x65962486 Saturday, January 07, 2017 <BR> <BR> This is the part that hit me, "In today's scripture, Paul talks about disciplining his body and bringing it under subjection. When something is under subjection, that means that something else controls it. <BR> <BR> In the case of your body, your mind is supposed to control what it does. But too often, we fail to exercise that authority! <BR> <BR> So today, resolve to go to the other side of hard by disciplining your body. It starts with disciplining ... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:21:47 EST Devotional 1-6-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x65962474 Friday, January 06, 2017 <BR> <BR> This is the part that stood out for me. "The enemy wants you to be so condemned and discouraged that you get deeper into bondage. But sin no longer has dominion over you. The only power it has is that which you choose to give it. <BR> <BR> Remember who your Father is. In your weight loss journey, think restoration not condemnation. Forgive yourself for your past; after all there is nothing you can do about it. <BR> <BR> The body you have now is just a s... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:19:23 EST Devotional 1-5-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x65962451 Thursday, January 05, 2017 <BR> <BR> The part that stuck out to me today is "Even though God led the Israelites out of Egypt, a place of oppression, wickedness, and idolatry, in their hearts they never left. <BR> <BR> Their bodies might have been free in the Promised Land but their hearts and minds were still in bondage back in Egypt." <BR> <BR> Can you say ouch? God has already freed me from this addiction, already brought me out of my past, so why am I allowing my mind and heart to sta... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:16:07 EST Devotional 1-4-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x65962445 Wednesday, January 04, 2017 <BR> <BR> It talked about how God gave us the strength to run through troops and leap over walls. What are my walls that I need to jump over? The wall of fear of failure once again. I have tried this over and over. Even had gastric bypass, and look where I am at right back where I was. It also said this, "David wrote today’s scripture after God delivered him from King Saul, who had been trying to kill him for years. Even though David had defeated Goliath and God h... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:14:50 EST Devotional from 1-3-17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x65962436 Tuesday, January 03, 2017 <BR> <BR> So I am doing a devotional for weight loss in the Bible app, you verson. It was really good and had me thinking. It talked about the three little pigs story. Then it went on to say that our body are the houses. What kind of house do we want our body to be made out stick and straw, (sweets and fat) or do we want our body to be made of brick (veggies and protein). So I started thinking. Satan and life comes at us with sickness, if our body is sticks and stra... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:13:04 EST Wow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x65962394 My name is Anita. I have to say this is so great to come back and see this group still going. I founded it in 2007. <BR> <BR> I have had a struggle since I founded it. I went through a divorce, had to figure out life without a husband. Now it is time to focus on losing this weight. <BR> <BR> We can do this. Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:06:15 EST New from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x65862860 I'm Sandy 55 years. Need to loose about 55 pound or so. Thanks for adding me. Merry Christmas. Sun, 25 Dec 2016 10:58:36 EST Needing some Godly Encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x65491986 Hi I'm new to this team. I joined this team because I am needing some Godly encouragement. I am feeling very discouraged that my weight has not gone down this week. I stayed steady but no loss :-( I came on SP to look for some encouragement! Up popped this team in my suggested teams to join! This is exactly how I feel, I can only do this with God. And I should really be seeking to get healthy to better bring him Glory not be so worried about the number on the scale! Would love some new friend... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:25:33 EST new beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x65443003 Oh God of second chances and new beginnings---here I am again. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:28:59 EST Good afternoon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x65232700 I came back to spark and had to log in on my computer to see the teams. It doesn't show them on the app or the mobile site. BUT, I found this team and hope to find some friends, support and grace. Blessings to you all! Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:43:51 EST Blessed to find this forum!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x65192132 I have been sparking since January, but just found this group. Prayer has been a big part of my journey from the start and seeking God's will for my life has been my inspiration. Slowly and surely I am seeing progress not only in my weight loss journey but also my walk with the Lord. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:36:39 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x65117790 Cant get to Diet blog Mon, 5 Sep 2016 10:43:03 EST Hey!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x65117640 I'm back too...New day, New beginnings Mon, 5 Sep 2016 10:24:37 EST hello I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x65011878 Hello I am new. glad to find a spi <em>30</em> ritual group Sat, 20 Aug 2016 20:45:59 EST prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x64991765 LSIG14: Glad to see your praise note that things are going better for your hubby and your sister. I pray God will grant your sister a full and complete healing from the spinal surgery. <BR> <BR> BACCAGIRL: I pray that God will Bless you and your family with his guidance in all areas of your need right now and for His direction to be clear to you. Also that He will give you His strength to meet the physical challenges you are facing right now. <BR> <BR> Dear Lord, Thank you for receiving ... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:07:49 EST What does 2 Corinthians 6:1-3 really mean? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x64846402 <BR> I have written in previous posts that I am determined to live the life God died to give me. God wants us to experience all if life’s riches. He wants us to receive abundantly all things which are good. Now this does not mean a life of perfect circumstances, but it does mean we can endure anything and be at peace, and receive joy! <BR> <BR> So, this takes some time, discipline, lots of studying, and practice to make it work in our life. I have just started to study it out for myself a ... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:51:18 EST My Body is a Temple... I Think. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x64791521 I was always told as a young child that my body is a temple and that we need to treat our bodies with respect. We do that by nourishing our bodies with good food and proper exercise. As I became an adult, I let this mentality fall away. I haven't been treating my body like a temple and I feel like I have not been glorifying God through my body. I am in constant struggle between treating my body like a temple and realizing that maybe God made me overweight for a reason. I don't know if anyone ... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:01:16 EST New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x64752000 Hi everyone! I am new to the team. I have been on SP for about a month now and I would love to have some accountability with this group. I am excited to continue my healthy journey and I look forward to getting to know all of you! <em>247</em> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:47:15 EST Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x64548931 I hope everyone ex is having a great summer! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88e75b54-b42f-4294-929d-dff60db7abe1.jpg"> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:50:40 EST Feed On the Tree of Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x64306171 Feed On the Tree of Life <BR> Joseph Prince Ministries <BR> <BR> My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:20–22 <BR> <BR> When you watch documentaries or read news reports about a certain topic or problem, you’ll realize that often, no real solution is actually offered. The program or report will give you... Mon, 9 May 2016 10:42:46 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x64132990 <em>213</em> <em>459</em> <em>184</em> <em>67</em> <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> Hello ream members, I hope you have enjoyed your winter and are now seeing all of the beauty which God gives us. I love spring and look forward to a new year of His blessings. Let's us all write a blessing that God has given you recently! Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:58:29 EST Inner thigh exercise video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x62852522 Inner thigh exercise video <BR> <BR> Click link below to start video: <BR> <BR> Look toward the bottom of this article to find video <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=the_best_inner_thigh_exercises_ever </link> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:10:07 EST Hi new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x62671590 Hi I am new to the team but not new to sparkpeople. Looking forward to getting to know you all! Mon, 5 Oct 2015 21:32:31 EST Good Overcomes Evil http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62403995 Good Overcomes Evil <BR> Wisdom Hunters <BR> <BR> “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 <BR> <BR> Free will is the culprit of sinful humans making evil choices. However, God is not absent in the face of a bad person and evil deeds. Almighty God works in and through atrocities to overcome bad with good. Good overcomes evil when courageous teachers shield innocent children from the bullets of an evil gunman. Good overcomes evil when first responders risk the... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:20:17 EST Change Your Life for Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62395598 Change Your Life for Good <BR> Vikki Burke <BR> <BR> Jabez is an example of someone who redefined his entire life by looking to God for change. There are only two verses in the entire Bible devoted to him, yet in these two verses is an abundance of life-changing truth. Jabez discovered how to redefine himself and change his life for good. <BR> <BR> Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, ‘Because I bore him in pain.’ And Jabez called on ... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:39:56 EST What Path to Take? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62355214 What Path to Take? <BR> Beth Jones <BR> <BR> Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalms 119:105 AMP <BR> <BR> How do you know if you are making the right decision? What do you do when facing a crossroads? Be reminded of this simple truth – God's Word is the lamp we need and through it He will light our path! <BR> <BR> It's really quite amazing! The Lord leads and guides us by His Word – literally! God will always give us direction and confirmation through His Word. We ha... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:30:15 EST What We Say Affects What We Get Larry Ollison "N http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62339827 What We Say Affects What We Get <BR> Larry Ollison <BR> <BR> "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Heb. 11:1). <BR> <BR> We don't naturally see faith, but in the spirit realm faith can be seen. I believe when we pass over into the spirit realm, we will be shocked at the things we have moved around over there by the words of our mouth. <BR> <BR> Over the years I've heard many people make the comment, "It doesn't matter what you say. It only ma... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:45:08 EST Honor God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62339822 Honor God <BR> Wisdom Hunters <BR> <BR> He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God. Psalm 50:23 <BR> <BR> Honor of God is our obligation as Jesus-followers. It is not an option but an opportunity to afford praise and thanksgiving to the Almighty. The honor of God places the focus of our appreciation on the object of our affection, Jesus. It is way beyond just the mere morsels of language from our lips (Mark 7:6). The hon... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:43:55 EST Loosed From the Devil's Bondage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62246763 Loosed From the Devil's Bondage <BR> Mark Brazee <BR> <BR> And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day. <BR> <BR> "The Lord then answered him, and said, "Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom ... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:30:22 EST I Believe with All My Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62238720 I Believe with All My Heart <BR> Vicki Jamison <BR> <BR> I am reminded of a mother who brought her child to one of Kenneth Hagin's service for prayer. The child had paralysis, and her legs were in braces all the time. Without the braces her legs would dangle uncontrollably. As Brother Hagin laid hands on this child and prayed for her, he felt the anointing of God. Many times I too can feel this anointing in my hands. However, I don't depend on whether I feel it or not, I depend on God's Wor... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:23:05 EST God Remembers Your Sins No More http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62238717 God Remembers Your Sins No More <BR> Joseph Prince <BR> <BR> "…Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more." (Heb. 10:17) <BR> <BR> I don't know about you, but I would say that Hebrews 10:17 is good news. God sees all our sins—past, present and future—and says, "Your sins I remember no more!" The words "no more" are a strong double negative in the original Greek text. In other words, God is saying, "Your sins I will by no means ever remember!" <BR> <BR> Has God lowered His... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:22:22 EST Absolute Praise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62238713 Absolute Praise <BR> Elder Marquis Boone <BR> "I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth". Psalms 34:1 (NKJV) <BR> How many of you would really like to see breakthroughs in some circumstances and situations not only in your life but in this world? As believers we should get tired of the same old things, and the same old tactics. We ought to get tired of living from day to day without any joy, peace, and happiness in our lives. <BR> We ought to be tired... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:21:58 EST Now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62238712 Now! <BR> Blackaby Ministries International <BR> <BR> Then another of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father." (Matthew 8:21) <BR> <BR> Often our struggle as Christians is not in deciding whether we should obey Christ but in obeying immediately. We may acknowledge our need to follow Christ and commit ourselves to do what He has told us. Yet when God reveals His will to us, that is the time to obey! God’s revelation of His will is His invitation to respond immed... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:21:30 EST Prayer request for friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62206617 At work session at church this morning, I learned that Loren passed away last night. (My friend from church who was recovering from bladder cancer). Please pray for his wife, Fran. I am sure this will be especially difficulty because he seemed to be doing so well. When I saw him earlier this week he thought he might be home early next week, so it was a shock for me too. Unfortunately today is Fran's 80 th birthday/ both pastors are out of town... one on mission trip to South America and the... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 15:19:15 EST Free Refills http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62190408 Free Refills <BR> Presidential Prayer Team <BR> <BR> That you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Colossians 1:9 <BR> <BR> In April this year, a construction worker at Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina was issued a ticket for $525 for shoplifting. What did this worker take without payment? A drink refill. Unaware refills in the hospital cafeteria were 89 cents, this man refilled his drink without thought. Thankfully, ... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 11:32:34 EST Fruit of Goodness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62190404 Fruit of Goodness <BR> Wisdom Hunters <BR> <BR> “The fruit of the Spirit is goodness...” Galatians 5:22b <BR> <BR> The Holy Spirit’s fruit of goodness flows from the heart of God. It is pure in its essence and it is sure in its application for good. Good is to God what bad is to evil—a reflection of its origin. Goodness is the expression of moral excellence found in any man or woman surrendered to the Spirit’s control. It is virtue that bubbles up from a deep seated belief that outside of ... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 11:31:15 EST Enough Time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62190401 Enough Time? <BR> Inspiration Ministries <BR> <BR> “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” - Psalm 46:10 ESV <BR> <BR> Not enough time.” A common complaint. A common excuse. <BR> <BR> In fact, according to a recent Gallup Poll, 48% of Americans do not feel that “they have enough time to do the things they want to in their daily lives.” Parents particularly are stressed for time: 61% of adults with children under 18 say that t... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 11:30:50 EST The Power to Come Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62190391 The Power to Come Up <BR> Lynne Hammond <BR> <BR> Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41 <BR> <BR> When Jesus was on His knees surrendering to God’s will in the Garden of Gethsemane, He urged the disciples who were with Him to follow His example. He told them the prayer of consecration was the key to overcoming the trial that lay ahead. “Your spirit wants to do what’s right,” He warned, “but your flesh is weak!” <... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 11:29:40 EST Rely On God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62190384 Rely On God <BR> Wisdom Hunters <BR> <BR> “Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.” 2 Corinthians 1:9 <BR> <BR> Children of God have the privilege to rely on the only One who raises the dead. He raised His son Jesus from the dead and today He still brings life from death. Indeed, even a dead relationship He can bring back to life. A dead deal He can resurrect. A dead end job He can breathe... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 11:28:35 EST What Path to Take? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62071839 What Path to Take? <BR> Beth Jones <BR> <BR> Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Ps. 119:105 AMP) <BR> <BR> How do you know if you are making the right decision? What do you do when facing a crossroads? Be reminded of this simple truth – God's Word is the lamp we need and through it He will light our path! <BR> <BR> It's really quite amazing! The Lord leads and guides us by His Word – literally! God will always give us direction and confirmation through His Word. We h... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:56:26 EST God Exalts Persistence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62071836 God Exalts Persistence <BR> Jerry Savelle <BR> <BR> God promotes persistence. He elevates persistent people. Proverbs 22:29 says, "See thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings." And in Luke 9:62, Jesus warned us, "No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God." <BR> <BR> God always says, "Keep going forward. Don't look back." The more you look back, the less you can see where God wants you to go. The more you look back, t... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:55:46 EST Control Your Tongue with God's Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x62071833 Control Your Tongue with God's Word <BR> Mark Brazee <BR> <BR> "Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze" (James 3:5 AMP). <BR> <BR> James is saying that just as a spark can set a forest ablaze to destroy it or set a fire ablaze to keep us warm, we can use our tongues to destroy ourselves or to make ourselves victorious. <BR> <BR> Our words will make us or break us. If we allow our tongu... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:55:00 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x61987635 I am a new member here. I am 34 yrs. old and have 3 boys and 2 step-daughters. I love my family and church family. I am looking forward to a new healthier new me. I really need support through on this journey. With God all things are possible!!! I know I can do this.. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 00:01:44 EST WE MUST STAND http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x61917460 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 11:39:44 EST Beyond the Limits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61890569 Beyond the Limits <BR> Keith Butler <BR> <BR> "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Matt. 18:20) <BR> <BR> When two people agree on a matter, that's half the battle. Once agreement is present, then you can go beyond the limits. Matthew 18:20 is a powerful fact. The literal Greek translation says it this way: "There am I in the midst of them to make good that which they agree on." Jesus said He'd be there to make good what the two or th... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:10:33 EST The Blood of Jesus Has Power http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61848143 The Blood of Jesus Has Power <BR> Larry Ollison, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> In Hebrews 12:24 it says, "To Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel." The blood of Jesus is much more powerful than the blood of Abel or that of bulls and goats. <BR> <BR> Under the new covenant, the blood of Jesus is the only thing that remits sin. Matthew 26:28 says, "For this is My blood of the new covenant which is shed for many for the remissi... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:44:27 EST A Way That Seems Right http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61801334 A Way That Seems Right <BR> Blackaby Ministries International <BR> <BR> There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. (Proverbs 16:25) <BR> <BR> Things are not always what they seem. Proverbs warns that we can be deceived into believing we are going down the right path and yet be heading toward death, the opposite direction from God’s will. People do not naturally seek God or pursue righteousness (Rom. 3:10–18). Only as the Spirit awakens our hearts to the Perso... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:14:58 EST Faith Brings Deliverance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61801326 <BR> Larry Ollison, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> James 1:2 says, "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience." <BR> <BR> That is one of those verses that is easy to quote in church when everything is going good. But when the bill collectors call or the doctor gives you a bad report, it may not be as easy. <BR> <BR> But today I have good news. There is a way to consider everything joy. There is a way we can go through li... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:12:25 EST Requested Prayer for six-week-old Jedadiah. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x61787116 Please lift little Jedadiah up in prayer. He is six-weeks-old - the first born of young couple. His body produces too much insulin – his pancreas was removed & still his body is producing too much insulin. Is at Children’s Hospital in Denver – headed for Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia - will be flown by Life-Flight this Friday or the following Monday. Parent’s going along – were told to expect to be there for at least two months. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your prayers covering this li... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 22:15:30 EST When God Puts You on Hold http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61735990 When God Puts You on Hold <BR> Bishop E. Earl Jenkins <BR> <BR> "Wait for the Lord; Be Strong..." Psalm 27:14 NRS <BR> <BR> If you're a seasoned air traveler, chances are you're familiar with the term "holding pattern." That's when your plane is unable to land because of unfavorable ground conditions. Generally the pilot announces that he's been told to maintain a holding pattern pending an update from the control tower. It happens regularly, so planes have to carry enough fuel to stay air... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:04:08 EST Secular Christianity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61716312 Secular Christianity <BR> Larry Ollison, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> There is a war taking place and it’s not between the church and the world. It is within the church. <BR> <BR> In the world system there has always been a battle between the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness. This battle takes place in the secular arenas of politics and public organizations. The Kingdom of Light desires to proclaim the good news of the gospel publicly and the kingdom of darkness uses all their resources to... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 12:39:41 EST What is 'Great Faith'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61643820 What is 'Great Faith'? <BR> Mark Brazee <BR> <BR> "Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour" (Matt. 15:28). <BR> <BR> Jesus said the Syrophenician woman had great faith. If she had faith under the old covenant, we surely ought to have faith under the new covenant. <BR> <BR> What made this woman's faith great? She put so much confidence in Jesus' Word that she came for heal... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 11:03:26 EST Fruit in Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61643812 Fruit in Season <BR> Inspiration Ministries <BR> <BR> “He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.” – Psalm 1:3 NASB <BR> <BR> The Bible promises abundant blessings for those who trust in God. Who do not listen to the “counsel of the wicked” or those who are seduced by their clever promises. Who avoid those who are cynical and the lifestyle of sinners, knowing that their a... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 11:02:56 EST Gods Way of Escape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61461023 Gods Way of Escape <BR> David Cerullo <BR> <BR> “‘Now, therefore,’ says the LORD, ‘Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.’” - Joel 2:12 NKJV <BR> <BR> There seemed to be no answers. God’s people faced problems that did not seem to have any solutions. Their environment was fraught with turmoil and trouble. Their hearts were filled with anxiety and uncertainty. <BR> <BR> Yet God said that there was a solution. But just one way. His people needed to tur... Mon, 11 May 2015 14:27:36 EST Chosen to Wait http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61461020 Chosen to Wait <BR> Wisdom Hunters <BR> <BR> “So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.” So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David.” I Samuel 16:12-13 <BR> <BR> Who God chooses He uses, but His initial lessons are learned in the incubator of waitin... Mon, 11 May 2015 14:27:05 EST The Rest of Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61461016 The Rest of Faith <BR> Mark Brazee <BR> <BR> "For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest" (Heb. 4:2-3). <BR> <BR> See if this sounds familiar: you're facing a situation where everything looks bad, sounds bad and feels bad. There seems to be no way out. But for some reason, you can't work up a good worry about it! People ask you, "Don'... Mon, 11 May 2015 14:26:40 EST Helping Others Make Contact With God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61419988 Helping Others Make Contact With God <BR> By Mark Brazee <BR> <BR> "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 5:16). <BR> <BR> Have you ever been in a situation where you knew what the Word said, you knew how to believe God, you were keeping your words in line with the Bible—and still you were getting nowhere fast? <BR> <BR> Those are the times when you need to get before G... Wed, 6 May 2015 18:43:34 EST The Light of the World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61419985 The Light of the World <BR> Dwight Thompson <BR> <BR> Satan has gained a great advantage by getting you to doubt who you are in Christ. <BR> <BR> "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life" (John 8:12). <BR> <BR> In Genesis 1:16-17, we read of the greater and lesser lights, set in the heavens to give light upon the earth. Since Christ, the great light, has returned to heaven, we, the lesser lights must shine for him he... Wed, 6 May 2015 18:43:02 EST Get Pierced http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61399538 Get Pierced <BR> Beth Jones <BR> <BR> For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Heb. 4:12, NKJV) <BR> <BR> This verse gives new meaning to our "pierced" culture! One of the first and most important revelations and convictions I received as a new Christian was the piercing power of God's Word! Maybe you need a re... Mon, 4 May 2015 14:09:17 EST A 365 - Day Guide To A Lighter You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61349146 Daily Devotional For Dieters & Today's thought <BR> <BR> April 28 <BR> <BR> John 14:14 <BR> 'If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.' <BR> <BR> A man asked help from his brothers, and they had no time. He turned to his children, and they had too many other things to do. He tried his friends, but they were all away. Feeling lonely and alone, he knelt down and prayed. Why is it that we turn to God only after all our other options are closed? God has promised to give us the des... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:26:33 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x61303062 <em>524</em> I'm Gia, <BR> <BR> <BR> "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" <BR> <BR> Philippians 4:13 <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:00:16 EST Remember Jesus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x61087987 Remember Jesus <BR> Max Lucado <BR> <BR> In what was perhaps the last letter Paul ever wrote, he begged Timothy not to forget. You can almost picture the old warrior smiling as he wrote the words. <BR> <BR> Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. - 2 Timothy 2:8 <BR> <BR> When times get hard, remember Jesus. When people don’t listen, remember Jesus. When tears come, remember Jesus. When disappointment is your bed partner, remember Jesus. When fear pitches his t... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 17:09:32 EST Why Do You Doubt? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x60987382 Why Do You Doubt? <BR> Blackaby Ministries International <BR> <BR> Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Lord, save us! We are perishing!" But He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. (Matthew 8:25-26) <BR> <BR> It is by faith that God’s mighty power is released into the life of a Christian (Heb. 11:33–35). The fact that you have doubts indicates that you do not know God as yo... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:15:10 EST The Ministry of the Holy Spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x60987379 The Ministry of the Holy Spirit <BR> David Wilkerson <BR> <BR> Change is exclusively the work of the Holy Ghost. “How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious?” (2 Corinthians 3:8). We simply can’t change ourselves. Only the Spirit of God can conform us to the glorious image of Christ. We have all heard it said, “When a person turns to the Lord, God lifts the veil from his eyes.” That is solely the Spirit’s work. <BR> <BR> We also read, “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and w... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:14:46 EST God Expects You to Produce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x60892619 God Expects You to Produce <BR> Keith Butler <BR> <BR> "The kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability and straightway took his journey" (Matt. 25:14-15). <BR> <BR> I'm going to answer a question that many people have asked. Why do some people seem to have more than others? Well, the answer i... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:54:08 EST Hosting the Presence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x60837957 Hosting the Presence <BR> Bill Johnson <BR> <BR> The historic transformations of culture didn't happen merely because people got into political office and made changes according to their convictions. While that can be good, there's something much better. Presence. These normal people became heroes of the faith, not because of their giftedness, their intelligence, or their pedigree. They are heroes because they learned the value of their greatest gift—the Holy Spirit. <BR> <BR> Charles Finne... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:38:48 EST Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x60813088 Prayer <BR> E. M. Bounds <BR> <BR> Prayer and the House of God <BR> <BR> Prayer affects places, times, occasions, and circumstances. It has to do with God and with everything that is related to God. It has an intimate and special relationship to His house. A church should be a sacred place, set apart from all unhallowed and secular uses, for the worship of God. As worship is prayer, the house of God is a place set apart for worship. It is no common place. It is where God dwells, where H... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:19:48 EST Is There A Mouse In The House? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x60813085 Dr. Zachary Tims, Jr. <BR> <BR> Most all Christians go through some sort of spiritual warfare in life. The intensity of an attack can temp us to run and hide in fear. Jesus faced several incidents of spiritual warfare during His earthly ministry, such as His encounter with the devil in the wilderness. <BR> <BR> Before His ascension into heaven, He descended into hell, took the keys out from Satan's hand, and set captivity free. So why are some of us running in fear from a devil that doesn... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:19:14 EST The Final Payment for Sin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x60747160 The Final Payment for Sin <BR> Keith Butler <BR> <BR> "I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust" (Ps. 91:2 KJV). <BR> <BR> The wages (or price tag, or salary) of sin is death. Sin always equals death. There is always a payment for sin. But we must focus on the fact that the price for our sin has been paid. It was paid with the precious blood of Jesus. That blood bought us many things, one of which is protection from danger. <BR> <BR> At one ... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:40:30 EST Jesus is in the Healing Business http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x60747158 Jesus is in the Healing Business <BR> Deborah Butler <BR> <BR> "And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people" (Matt. 4:23 KJV). <BR> <BR> You can draw the anointing of Jesus into your life to the point that it works all the time. <BR> <BR> God's intentions are clearly written in the Word of God. God sent Jesus, The Son of Love, to heal all. And sinc... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:40:04 EST Newbee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x60651051 Hi my name is Jeannine, I am 61 years old and have made up my mind that I am ready to loose weight. I can't do it on my own I need all the support I can get. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:30:56 EST Jesus Christ—Always the Same http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x60619592 <BR> Billy Joe Daugherty <BR> <BR> Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Heb. 13:8) <BR> <BR> Jesus never changes. He is eternally constant. You can know with complete assurance that He will enforce the Word of God, for He never veers from it. Since Jesus victoriously triumphed over Satan at the Cross, you can always count on Him to be victorious. <BR> <BR> "For I am the Lord, I do not change&" (Mal. 3:6). Defeat is not a part of God's nature. He is successful in ever... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:31:05 EST 5 Ways to Love Your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x60468834 5 Ways to Love Your Body <BR> <BR> <BR> While many of us have an easy time showering other people with love, we find that Cupid has yet to hit us with the "body love" arrow. Don’t wait for Cupid! Begin today to start appreciating, accepting and yes, even loving your body. <BR> <BR> to rea the res of this artice click th link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=271 </link> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:11:00 EST Im A new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x60291747 Hello team, My name is Donna and I am from Northern Wisconsin. I have had a rough year and 1/2 so I am hoping for 2015 to be a year of new. If I didn't have a relationship with our Heavenly Father some days I don't know how I would pull through. My goals this year is not only to lose weight and get fit but to get a better prayer life and read my bible more. Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:56:08 EST Confront Your Fear http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x60092669 Confront Your Fear <BR> Nichole Taylor <BR> <BR> "Don’t be afraid…I am with you.” Isa 41:10 NLT <BR> <BR> There are different kinds of fear. <BR> <BR> There’s the kind that warns you to stay away from fire. <BR> <BR> There’s the kind that cultivates respect for God (See Ps 2:11). <BR> <BR> Oswald Chambers said, "When you fear God, you don’t have to fear anything else.” <BR> <BR> There’s fear that makes you feel helpless; sometimes it’s rooted in parental criticism or a... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:57:12 EST Daily Surrender http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59623327 Daily Surrender <BR> Billy Joe Daugherty <BR> <BR> "…O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will." <BR> (Matt. 26:39) <BR> <BR> Jesus prayed this prayer of total submission to the Father in the garden of Gethsemane before His arrest and crucifixion. He did not want to drink from the cup that was placed before Him. He prayed that the crucifixion (the Cross) would pass from Him. He did not want to experience the suffering, humili... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:58:07 EST The Lord Hears http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59601515 The Lord Hears <BR> Blackaby Ministries International <BR> <BR> Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name. (Malachi 3:16) <BR> <BR> God has designed His kingdom so that Christians with kindred spirits join together. It is exciting when you find another Christian who shares the same concerns and burdens that you do! Often, God will gracious... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:04 EST No Deposit No Return http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59601494 No Deposit No Return <BR> Eagle Mountain International Church <BR> <BR> "Blessed is the man that fears the Lord that delights greatly in his commandments. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord" (Ps. 112:1, 7) <BR> <BR> Are you ready to face a crisis? Don't wait until one hits to find out. Prepare yourself now. <BR> <BR> That's what a couple of my Partners did. They faced a situation that would have made many people panic. But when the crisis hit,... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:57:23 EST Dis the Distractions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59601480 Dis the Distractions <BR> Presidential Prayer Team <BR> <BR> One who heard us was a woman named Lydia…The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. Acts 16:14 <BR> <BR> Don’t think about blue elephants. <BR> <BR> Now you’re imagining a blue elephant, right? The human brain is a complex biochemical machine with a limited capacity for attention and a high capacity for suggestibility. In the world today, there is an entire industry bent on capturing your attention and... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:56:16 EST God's Suddenly is Greater than Satan's Suddenly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x59398844 God's Suddenly is Greater than Satan's Suddenly <BR> By Keith Butler <BR> <BR> "And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts" (Mark 4:15). <BR> <BR> Not only does God move suddenly, so does Satan. At least he tries to move suddenly. Jesus said in Mark 4:14-15, that the word is sown. And Satan comes immediately to take it away. <BR> <BR> Immediately means suddenly. ... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:16:37 EST Blessings of Forgiveness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59227624 Blessings of Forgiveness <BR> Wisdom Hunters <BR> <BR> Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Psalm 32:1 <BR> <BR> Forgiveness is full of blessings. The blessing of guilt’s removal is a fruit of forgiveness. The peace of being in a right relationship with God and people is facilitated by forgiveness. The freedom to follow God’s will, passionately and unashamedly, is fueled by daily forgiveness. Forgiveness frees the soul and enlightens the mind. It is a sta... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:20:23 EST Get a Bigger Glass http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59113110 Get a Bigger Glass <BR> Lynne Hammond <BR> <BR> And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. (Luke 12:42-44 KJV) <BR> <BR> What do you think about when you hear the word stewardship? <BR> <BR> If you're like most believ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:24:29 EST Did Jesus Smile? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59113102 Did Jesus Smile? <BR> Larry Ollison <BR> <BR> Several years ago, I was the worship leader at a church. I loved it. To lead people in worship was a joy, and I always tried to present myself as a joyful leader. It's easy when you love to worship Jesus. Joy is almost automatic. <BR> <BR> Well, anyway, after church one Sunday, Loretta, my wife, and I were eating at a local restaurant when one of the long-time members of the church came into the restaurant with her husband. They walked over to ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:24:00 EST Thank Your Way to Greater Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59113066 Thank Your Way to Greater Blessings <BR> By Joseph Prince <BR> <BR> And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God.... (Luke 17:15) <BR> <BR> People who have a grateful heart are always praising God. You often hear them say, "God is good!" They know that God is the reason for every blessing they get. <BR> <BR> But there are those who look to God for blessings and when they get blessed, they just go on their merry way. Their hearts are capt... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:19:55 EST Healing Belongs to You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59113064 Healing Belongs to You <BR> Deborah Butler <BR> <BR> "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed" (Isa. 53:5). <BR> <BR> You may be in a position where you need healing to manifest in your body, but Satan keeps throwing your past at you. So you feel guilty and accept the symptoms. Well, you don't have to accept them - healing belongs to you. <BR> <BR> Most times, we accept... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:19:27 EST Faith Comes Before the Physical Evidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59113061 Faith Comes Before the Physical Evidence <BR> By Mark Brazee <BR> <BR> "The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way" (John 4:49-50). <BR> <BR> The nobleman said, "Jesus, if You come, my son will live; if You don't, he'll die. Work a special miracle. Move in a sovereign way." <BR> <BR> Jesus replied, "Go your way, and believe what I say: ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:18:59 EST Triceps Workout With Dumbbells At Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x59026282 Triceps Workout With Dumbbells At Home <BR> <BR> Enter into your computer key boards: Rebecca Lee tricep workout to get a full e of great workouts- could not get this link! <BR> <BR> Look for these key words: <BR> <BR> Arm Toning Tips - Triceps Workout With Dumbbells At Home ... <BR> <BR> Feb 29, 2012 - Uploaded by sawboy2 <BR> Rebecca shows you how to do a great at home triceps workout with dumbbells - - at home!! This tricep ... <BR> <BR> log into Youtube & enter into serach box: Ar... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 00:45:25 EST Decline Crunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x59025906 Decline Crunch <BR> <BR> Exercise Data <BR> Type: Strength <BR> Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals <BR> Equipment: Body Only <BR> <BR> Click the kink below to watch video: <BR> <BR> <link>www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/main/<BR>popup/name/decline-crunch </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Sep 2014 23:40:31 EST Led By The Spirit Means No Law http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59019908 Led By The Spirit Means No Law <BR> By Tim Davidson <BR> <BR> "But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law." (Gal. 5:18 NASB) <BR> <BR> The leading of the Spirit is here contrasted to being under the law. Law is any system of rewards and punishments we adhere to. (If you do this, then you'll get that.) That's what law is. Being led by the Spirit eliminates the need for law. <BR> <BR> God's will for you isn't contained in rules and regulations. His will is for you to be ... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:38:48 EST Praying For Other Believers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59019901 Praying For Other Believers <BR> By Keith Butler <BR> <BR> "For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding..." (Col. 1:9). <BR> <BR> In Colossians 1, Jesus prayed that Peter would not enter into temptation. That means that temptation is thrown toward you. The test and trial is thrown in front of you. But if you pray, you won't fall in it. We fa... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:38:25 EST God's Guidance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59019891 God's Guidance <BR> Tanya James <BR> So often when crisis occur or when we find ourselves at a crossroad and need to make a decision about something - we begin trying to reach out to people for advice. We call our spouses, our friends, our siblings ...sometimes we may even talk to our co-workers. We do all of this in hopes of discovering the correct path to take in a given situation. <BR> So we get the advice, and things take a turn for the worst, and then we sometimes even get a little ups... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:37:57 EST Forget Not His Benefits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x59019880 Forget Not His Benefits <BR> Larry Ollison <BR> <BR> Once I was talking with an older man about Jesus. This man was very result-orientated and he point blank asked me this question. He said, "What are the benefits of being a Christian? If being a Christian is such a great thing, then what do I gain?" <BR> <BR> In Psalm 103 says, "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." <BR> <BR> Here we are to... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:37:02 EST Self-Awareness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x58947247 Self-Awareness <BR> Oswald Chambers <BR> <BR> Come to Me... Matthew 11:28 <BR> <BR> God intends for us to live a well-rounded life in Christ Jesus, but there are times when that life is attacked from the outside. Then we tend to fall back into self-examination, a habit that we thought was gone. Self-awareness is the first thing that will upset the completeness of our life in God, and self-awareness continually produces a sense of struggling and turmoil in our lives. Self-awareness is not si... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:27:50 EST The Fragrance of His Knowledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x58831094 <BR> By: Blackaby Ministries International <BR> <BR> Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. (2 Corinthians 2:14-15) <BR> Whenever the Romans won a major military victory they would celebrate with a spectacular parade. The commanding general would lead the procession in a magnificent chariot... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:27:35 EST Shrewd Lies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x58743180 Shrewd Lies <BR> By David Cerullo <BR> <BR> You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” – John 8:44 NASB <BR> <BR> Adolph Hitler was a master of deception. In his book, Mein Kampf, Hitler wrote, “By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is poss... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 17:40:49 EST Scripture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x58734599 As team leader on Family Through Christ, I gave a challenge to memorize Scripture. One of the verses I've been working on was in our Sunday School lesson today. That was so cool! Sun, 3 Aug 2014 22:18:47 EST Death & Forgiveness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x58552365 On July 4th my family suffered a shocking and painful tragedy. <BR> <BR> I am asking for your prayers. Please add Rita Shwieters and Edwards _______ to your prayers & church's prayer list if you can. <BR> <BR> My brother in law died July 4th. My sister Rita & her kids are beside themselves with grief! Our family is struggling to bear the pain. My mom said today "This is the worst day of my life." I was closer my brother in law Billy than I was to my own brothers. In every way he was n... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:40:53 EST Happiness on the Job http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x58396883 Happiness on the Job <BR> By Mac Hammond <BR> <BR> They seem to be the unwritten rules of modern office politics. "Never admit a mistake. Always blame someone else." No one likes to have to admit they were wrong. But a major key to finding happiness on the job is the willingness to say, "Hey, I made a mistake." <BR> <BR> Proverbs 28:13 says, "He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion." Be honest about your mistakes.... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 14:24:15 EST Bearing One Another’s Burdens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x58396876 Bearing One Another’s Burdens <BR> Blackaby Ministries International <BR> <BR> Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 <BR> When God places people in your life who are in need, He is aware of what they lack, and He knows He has given you the resources to meet those needs. You know God does nothing by accident. When a need surfaces around you, immediately go to the Father and say, “You put me here for a reason. You knew this was going to happen. What did Yo... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 14:23:09 EST The Love of God Toward Us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x58396866 The Love of God Toward Us <BR> Excerpt from Living in the Balance of Grace & Faith <BR> By Andrew Wommack <BR> <BR> No Excuse <BR> In this was manifested the Love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 1 John 4:9 <BR> For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have ever lasting life. John 3:16 <BR> If you comprehend these scriptures, you have zer... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 14:21:45 EST You Are Blessed To Be a Blessing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x58396855 You Are Blessed To Be a Blessing <BR> By Gary Wilkerson <BR> <BR> “And [Jesus] told them a parable, saying, ‘The land of a rich man produced plentifully’” (Luke 12:16, ESV). <BR> <BR> God is a generous, gracious Father who loves to lavish gifts on His children. <BR> But I want to show you the contrast here because this story takes a turn into the wrong direction. Verse 17 says, “And [the rich man] thought to himself.” <BR> <BR> God begins to bless and you start thinking to yourself, “What ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 14:20:27 EST Did Jesus Smile? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x58322505 Did Jesus Smile? <BR> By Larry Ollison, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> Several years ago, I was the worship leader at a church. I loved it. To lead people in worship was a joy, and I always tried to present myself as a joyful leader. It's easy when you love to worship Jesus. Joy is almost automatic. <BR> <BR> Well, anyway, after church one Sunday, Loretta, my wife, and I were eating at a local restaurant when one of the long-time members of the church came into the restaurant with her husband. They wa... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:34:48 EST New Team Co-leader: thought to introduce myself.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x58262853 Hello team: Some time ago, GLITTERGIRL69 added me as your Team Administrator. As one of your team co-leaders, I will send a hello as needed and will be filling in as needed, while Shelly, (GLITTERGIRL), is absent. Please, contact me if you need anything as you travel your weight loss journey! I am re-losing some lost pounds, am a musician(singer), have lived in England, Georgia and Massachusetts, in my lifetime and have been a devoted follower of our Father God for many years! Again, please... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:45:00 EST “DEEP PLOUGHING” http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x58175025 “DEEP PLOUGHING” <BR> By David Wilkerson <BR> <BR> “Despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” (Romans 2:4) <BR> <BR> I do not agree with all of the Puritan writers’ doctrine, but I love their emphasis on holiness. These godly preachers called their sermons “deep ploughing.” They believed they could not sow true seeds of faith until the soil of their listeners’ hearts had been deeply plowed. ... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:02:02 EST Be Conscious of Your Position In Christ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x58097147 Be Conscious of Your Position In Christ <BR> Joseph Prince Ministries <BR> <BR> I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5 <BR> <BR> In this verse, Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches.” He did not say, “I am the vine, try to be the branches.” In other words, He wants us to realize that we are already the branches. We do not have to struggle to become the branches. <BR> <BR> As His branc... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 14:26:10 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x58096484 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am 35 yeas old with a 9 month old daughter and I want to get into shape. I am happy that I found this group. This group looks like a friendly group. I can't wait till i reach my goal weight and get healthy. I have started in the past week to read the bible to my daughter and to tell you this I know God is helping me keep going with my walks and eating less. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:10:35 EST Sugar free pudding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x58041461 Has anyone noticed a change in the taste of sugar-free pudding? I used to love it, but lately it tastes strange. I wonder if it's different, or if my taste buds have changed. I have been eating quite a bit of yogurt since I started losing weight. I wonder if I'm expecting it to taste like yogurt. I wonder if it's even the difference between the off-brands and name brands. I used to use the off-brands (i.e. Krogers), and they were some of my favorites. <BR> <BR> Thu, 29 May 2014 17:55:10 EST New to the team :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x58028057 Hi everyone :) I'm so glad I found this team! I've been struggling with stress and getting motivated to keep healthy and being a part of a group of people that will pray for each other is wonderful :) <BR> My name is Liz, I live in Cali with my fiance. I love the sun and outdoors but usually end up staying inside because of low self esteem and how I feel about how I look. I just want to be healthy :) <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a blessed day! Wed, 28 May 2014 14:09:27 EST looking for accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x58026764 Hi! I am from Flushing, Mi. I have been a member of spark for a few years, but never really utilized it. I get in a groove, then lose that groove semi-quickly! I have never made connections with any other sparkers, so I thought that may help. I am looking for accountability, a friend, maybe even a work out partner. I am a (soon to be) single mother of 2. I work full time, I love God and I am on a journey towards health. Overall health. Mentally, physically and spiritually. I am ready to give ... Wed, 28 May 2014 11:38:39 EST Wisdom's Seven Pillars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x58013892 <BR> Bishop Jim Swilley <BR> <BR> Wisdom has built her house...hewn out and set up her seven [perfect number of] pillars. She has killed her beast...mixed her [spiritual] wine...set her table...sent out her maids to cry..."Whoever is simple...turn in here!"...[God's] Wisdom says to him, "Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the [spiritual] wine which I have mixed...[forsake the foolish and simple-minded] and live!...Walk in the way of insight and understanding." (Proverb 9:1-6 AMP) <BR> <... Tue, 27 May 2014 10:52:02 EST Snack Food Portions and Labels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57997310 Hi! I have a question. I don't doubt the nutrition information on the labels on snack foods, but I wonder if they're correct about how many total portions are in the bag (due to settlement during shipping). I have my doubts. I have measured out portions or weighed them. It seems like even doing that, the portions don't seem to be as plentiful as the label indicates. Has anyone else experienced this? Sun, 25 May 2014 22:37:49 EST God's Will http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57831738 Blackaby Ministries International <BR> <BR> God's Will <BR> <BR> <BR> Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. (James 4:17) <BR> <BR> It is never a minor thing to know God'&#146;s will and not do it. God calls this sin. We can make excuses for our lack of obedience: &#147;I&#146;'m just not ready yet&#148; or &#147;'I&#146;ll do it later!&#148; or &#147;I don'&#146;t think it will make a difference&#148; or &#147;I can'&#146;t afford to!&#148; We rati... Sun, 11 May 2014 01:54:15 EST Mother's day prayer for you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x57831670 <em>458</em> Dear Jesus I ask you to bless all of the women on this team. Those who are trying to conceive I ask you to help them to live within your will and be patient for you timing. Jesus I ask that those who are mothers that they seek your guidance, and rely on you as they strive to live their lives as an example of you while they learn about you by reading the bible and making it part of their lifestyle. Also, Jesus many people have lost their mothers, or can not have children. ... Sun, 11 May 2014 01:32:30 EST Mother's Day 4 Biblical Mothers To Remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57822850 Mother's Day 4 Biblical Mothers To Remember <BR> <BR> Mother's day is just one day away. Many of us are blessed enough to still have their mom around. For those people Mother day becomes an opportunity to tell and show their moms how much they love and approximate them. We should pray for people every day, but on Mother's Day you can say a special prayer for your mom or any exceptional women who has touched your life in a extraordinary tender way. <BR> <BR> For many people Mother's Day m... Sat, 10 May 2014 05:46:09 EST 5 Things You Can Learn from Your Mistakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x57786257 <em>40</em> <em>2</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 5 Things You Can Learn from Your Mistakes <BR> <BR> I've always known that I'm a bit of a perfectionist. In high school, a B was never enough. In college, being in the middle of the bell-shaped curve wouldn't do. While the do-everything-perfectly mentality has pushed me in my adult life to advance my career and start my own business, my Type-A personality hasn't always been a... Wed, 7 May 2014 01:56:34 EST 14 tips for sticking with a workout routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57786095 <em>386</em> <em>318</em> <em>406</em> <em>315</em> <em>319</em> <em>311</em> <em>417</em> <em>330</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> 14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine <BR> <BR> For some of us out there, if we could just convince ourselves that there is enough time in the day to exercise, we could be on track to a great fitness program. For others, we get started but quickly lose momentum and give up. To help get started and stay on track, here are ... Wed, 7 May 2014 01:13:24 EST 15 Healthy 200-Calorie Snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57786036 <em>4</em> <em>140</em> <em>4</em> <em>289</em> <em>4</em> <em>180</em> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> 15 Healthy 200-Calorie Snacks <BR> <BR> While there are the same number of calories in 28 baby carrots as there are in 9 potato chips, which of these foods do you think will keep you full longer? We've created this visual graphic to show you exactly how much you can eat of different snacks combined to equal 200 calories. ... <BR> <BR> to read the rest of this article click the l... Wed, 7 May 2014 00:58:57 EST My Gift From God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x57659647 My Gift From God <BR> <BR> I just began to write a book for God. This book literally came as the result of writing this post. Above you can see how this post began. Just about toward the end of the post God told me that this lengthy post is the beginning of the book which I told you to write. So I am going to write my book here on this web site on our team. I may not write the whole thing HERE, but I will begin to write a good portion of it here on this team. May God be glorified throu... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 01:55:09 EST Your attitude and your weight lose or lack of http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x57637085 Your Attitude And Weight Lose Or Lack Of <BR> <BR> I want you to think about the quote below: <BR> <BR> "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect It's successful outcome." <BR> <BR> William James <BR> <BR> What kind of attitude do you think you need to have for lasting fulfilling results for your healthy lifestyle? Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:35:51 EST How well do you know it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57607795 I was looking through some old posts that I have written & saved saved on Sparkpeople in my favorives list. I wrote this post below, How Well Do You know It on 7/25/11. In my post I ask you how well do you know the bible? <BR> <BR> How Well Do You Know It? <BR> <BR> Think about the bible and how well you know it. Can you list most or all of the books of the bible, the main stories in the old testament? ?Do you know any verse that you can quote? Now think of the things you may watch on... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:27:57 EST EASTER GOD'S PRECIOUS GIFT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57607616 EASTER GOD'S PRECIOUS GIFT <BR> <BR> E NTERS IN TO YOUR HEART <BR> A LWAYS NEAR <BR> S PIRIT THAT GIVES US STRENGTH <BR> T HE ONE AND ONLY <BR> E XISTS FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVES YET THERE FOR THOSE WHO DON'T <BR> R OSE FROM THE GRAVE TO RENEW OUR FAITH <BR> <BR> ~Glittergirl Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:09:01 EST slide show:11 Savory Snacks Under 250 Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57607532 <em>4</em> slide show:11 Savory Snacks Under 250 Calories <BR> <BR> I have read that a good healthy snack should be around 200 calories. Sparkpeople gives us some ideas for a few healthy snacks in the slide show below. <BR> <BR> To watch this slide show click the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/slidesh<BR>ow.asp?show=22 </link> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:01:26 EST Vacations: The Perfect Reward? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57607296 <em>104</em> <em>67</em> <em>433</em> <em>47</em> <em>534</em> <em>298</em> <em>535</em> <BR> <BR> Vacations: The Perfect Reward? <BR> Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> You’ve tried every reward you can think of to keep yourself motivated. You’ve coaxed yourself with new clothes, rewarded yourself with nights out or days off, even promised yourself a new CD if you would (please, please, please) just get up this once, lace on those shoes and go jogging this morning in ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:34:55 EST Break Out of Captivity With Your Words! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x57546253 Break Out of Captivity With Your Words! <BR> By Mark Brazee <BR> <BR> "Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth" (Prov. 6:2). <BR> <BR> The words of your mouth can snare you. Or, to paraphrase this verse, "Thou art taken captive with the words of thy mouth." Have you ever been in captivity? More than likely, your words put you there. <BR> <BR> Job 42:10 bears this out when it explains why Job's ordeal ended: "And the Lord turned the capti... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:59:32 EST I Live the Divine Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x57546222 I Live the Divine Life <BR> By Living Word Christian Center <BR> <BR> Death and life are in the power of the tongue and I declare in Jesus' name that my life is changing. I declare that no weapon formed or fashioned against me shall prosper. I declare that God will perform that which concerns me. I speak to my physical body and I declare in the Name of Jesus that my body functions to the perfection that God created it to function. Every sickness, every disease and every germ that touches my ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:58:13 EST No One Can Prevent You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x57546189 Blackaby Ministries International <BR> <BR> But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive, of the men who went to spy out the land. (Numbers 14:38) <BR> <BR> The decisions and disobedience of others will not cancel God’s will for you. Other people’s actions will affect you, but no one can prevent what God wants to do in and through you. Joshua and Caleb trusted God and yet were forced to wander in a wilderness for forty years because of the fear and disbelief of ot... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:56:43 EST Risen Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x57545851 Risen Life <BR> By Two Listeners <BR> <BR> "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee." Isaiah 60:1 <BR> <BR> The Call comes on this My Day for all who love Me, to arise from earth-bands, from sin, and sloth and depression, distrust, fear, all that hinders the Risen Life. To arise to Beauty, to Holiness, to Joy, to Peace, to work inspired by Love and Joy, to rise from death to Life. <BR> <BR> Remember that death was the last enemy I destroyed. So wi... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:35:34 EST Praise to my Lord http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x57545306 I joined Sparks in early March of this year. I was doing pretty good until I found a lump in my breast. I stopped my tracking until all my test were completed and biopsy was done. I gave it all to my Lord because I could not fix this. Praise God, but he did. My results came yesterday and it is Benign. I can never thank my Lord enough for what he has done. He still performs miracles today. Now with his help, I am ready to get back on track. So glad I found the team. To God be the Glory!!!!!!!!... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:47:41 EST Capture your victory through Jesus!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57517784 Capture Your Victory Through Jesus!!! <BR> <BR> God is leading and I can follow or stumble. I can be alert or become distracted and at some point drift off His path. If I begin to run I will become anxious and try to jump ahead of God and lead the way. When I begin to drift off from His path I am more able to become distracted and focus on tempting sensations, sweet food full of flavor, and lazy living. But if I take God's hand I will be more able to respond to His promptings, His sugge... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:05:17 EST Fresh Encounters With Christ Part. 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x57438675 <BR> Blackaby Ministries International <BR> <BR> That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. (1 John 1:3-4) <BR> <BR> John the apostle never ceased to marvel at the life-changing relationship he enjoyed with his Lord. It overwhelmed him to know that, at a particular time in history, the God of the universe... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:41:17 EST The Cure for Fear http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x57438668 <BR> Inspiration Ministries <BR> <BR> “Hear my cry, O God; give heed to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a refuge for me, a tower of strength against the enemy. Let me dwell in Your tent forever; let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings.” – Psalm 61:1-4 NASB <BR> <BR> A recent survey conducted for Wall Street Journal Europe revealed that half of European respondents believe global... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:40:05 EST Fresh Encounters with Christ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x57438661 <BR> Blackaby Ministries International <BR> <BR> That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. (1 John 1:3-4) <BR> <BR> John the apostle never ceased to marvel at the life-changing relationship he enjoyed with his Lord. It overwhelmed him to know that, at a particular time in history, the God of the universe... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:39:17 EST Learning to Walk in the Holy Spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x57430204 I have been trying extremely hard to totally change my eating habits. It has been the hardest thing I have ever HAD to do. You see, last year I got something called Gastritis. In order yo overcome debilitating pain I had to not eat about 500 different items of food, perhaps even more. Such things range from unhealthy high fat foods like ice cream, to very healthy things like tomatoes, corn, and even things like pasta. It has taken a lot of strength from God and as I said this has been th... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 03:58:06 EST How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57422017 How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label <BR> <BR> By Laura Bofinger, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> Note from Glitter: <BR> <BR> Part of an healthy liftestyle is knowing how to read a nutrition lable. We can not go by face value nor trust any commerical or even what it says in front of a box, bag or contasiner of food! For years my husband and I thought we were eating 100% whole wheat bread because on the front of a loaf of bread it said whole wheat bread. Basically if was just colored to look lik... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 12:53:15 EST Healthier Ways to Eat Dessert http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57387935 Healthier Ways to Eat Dessert <BR> <BR> By Liz Noelcke, SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> Sticking with a healthy eating plan is hard work. There is no way around that, but for many it means giving up the foods that they love the most. But, you don’t have to do that! If you are limiting yourself so much that healthy eating becomes more of a hindrance than a help, then your good habits won't last long. So what does this mean? You can still eat dessert-- and enjoy it! Learn some smart substit... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 19:34:44 EST Buns of steel part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x57387737 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k0ngysgjFM </link> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 19:18:00 EST Muscle Strain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x57353307 Muscle Strain Overview <BR> <BR> Reviewed by Scott Keller, MD on November 30, 2011 <BR> <BR> Muscle strain -- or muscle pull or even a muscle tear -- implies damage to a muscle or its attaching tendons. You can put undue pressure on muscles during the course of normal daily activities, with sudden heavy lifting, during sports, or while performing work tasks. <BR> <BR> Muscle damage can be in the form of tearing (part or all) of the muscle fibers and the tendons attached to the muscle. The ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 03:53:26 EST 10 Workout Secrets From the Pros http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x57353302 Published by Carol Sorgen, Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on November 20, 2012 <BR> <BR> Experts and successful exercisers reveal the top tips and tricks they use to get the most from their fitness routines. <BR> <BR> Getting and staying fit can be a challenge. For many of us, it's hard just to get up off the couch. So what's the secret of people who have managed to make exercise a way of life? <BR> <BR> 1. Be Consistent <BR> <BR> Chase Squires is the first to admit that he's no fitness... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 03:50:44 EST folate and protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57334580 I strive for a balanced diet, but I can never seem to get enough protein and folate. Tonight, for a snack, I had a spinach and almond salad... and I was still under :( Any suggestions? <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:05:05 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x57307372 5 years and 2 babies later, I'm back. And still need to loose the weight... <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all! Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:42:52 EST Buns Of Steel-original http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x57285495 Buns Of Steel By Greg Smithey <BR> <BR> This viedo will truly shap eyour legs... I know yt does! Although I do not have the complete video here I used to do this 45 minute video for years and got my buns of steel and shapely legs! MAKE SURE TO DO BOTH LEGS! (start the video over again to do both legs) <BR> <BR> To do this video click the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=biCBPpsWdsE </link> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:26:57 EST Nothing We Can’t Handle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x57284379 Nothing We Can’t Handle <BR> <BR> No matter what distressing times I face, <BR> When rain and storms replace the sunny weather, <BR> When things I counted on fail to sustain me, <BR> There’s nothing we can’t handle, Lord, together. <BR> <BR> If those I thought were friends act more like foes, <BR> If I start to lose the things I hold most dear, <BR> I know that I can tell it all to You; <BR> You want to listen to me and to hear. <BR> <BR> When my earthly world dissolves before my ... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:04:46 EST I reached my goal!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57283889 I just want to praise and thank God for helping me reach a goal which I have been trying to accomplish for about 2 years now. I am so happy!!! I have been trying t achieve this goal for about three years. I now am concentrating on entering my food on a daily basis on the food tracker, and continuing to exercise 5 days a week. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:07:40 EST Fun, Fit and Flavorful Easter Basket Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57283843 Fun, Fit and Flavorful Easter Basket Goodies <BR> <BR> Easter is on its way! Along with Peter Cottontail, you and your kids will encounter more than your share of sugar-packed jellybeans, malted milk balls, cream-filled chocolate eggs and life-size chocolate bunnies. The common Easter basket is filled to the brim with pastel-colored candy eggs, bunnies, lambs and more, but while celebrating with sweets is fine in moderation, eating a pound of chocolate eggs in a matter of days doesn't fall u... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:02:05 EST 3 Ways to Get Back on Track During an Off Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57276719 3 Ways to Get Back on Track During an Off Day <BR> <BR> We’ve all been there. We had a few fabulous days of eating healthy and exercising and then—BANG—all of a sudden life happens. A late night out with friends, a last-minute business trip, a sick child at home. You’ve either missed your designated time for fitness or you simply don’t have the energy to prepare a healthy meal. Either way, you’ve hit a wall and are having an off day. Sometimes it can take several days before you find yoursel... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 03:00:36 EST Music Video: Let them see You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57087466 Video: Let them see You <BR> <BR> to watch the music video by JJ Weeks Band performing Let Them See You click the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mgho0_JRetk </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Take away the melodies, take away the songs I sing <BR> Take away all the lights and all the songs You let me write <BR> Does the man I am today say the words you need to say <BR> <BR> Let them see You in me let them hear You when I speak <BR> Let them feel You when I sing <BR> Let them ... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:06:35 EST A cool tool to try & use RIGHT NOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57028987 Hey team I found this free tool below on the internet today and I wanted to share it with you. Make sure to check it out by clicking the link below. It gives you a sneak peak at what you will look like after you have met your goal and lost your weight. I had a lot of fun with it! All you have to do is fill in a few short pieces of information like your weight, height, and body type. Then you enter the weight that you want to be and the computer does the rest! You can see a picture of yo... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 14:02:28 EST 10 Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x57014310 10 Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters <BR> <BR> What could be more frustrating than not seeing the scale drop despite days or weeks of doing everything right? After all that hard work—all the cookies you didn't eat, all the willpower you maintained, all the time you logged at the gym—how could you not have lost any weight? It's enough to make even the most determined person throw in the towel. <BR> <BR> to read the rest of this article click the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.co... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:44:47 EST 10 Cool Ways to Beat the Winter Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x56958897 I struggle with SAD (Season Affect Disorder) sometimes more than other times. Thankfully if I get out in the sun, or use a special light I am not depressed, and can manage it. I live in north west Ohio so there are less days of sunlight than even other Midwest states for some reason. I at times battle with SAD, and wanted to provide the article below for those of you who need a little pick me up. I believe that most people have been having trouble with this weird winter than most of the ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:18:14 EST Hello from a UK walking weightwatcher! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x56907279 Hi! I am from the uk, doing WeightWatchers, and walking, and have just under 50 pounds to lose. Will check out your threads over the next few days. Annie :-) Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:37:54 EST 10 Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x56841708 10 Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters <BR> <BR> What could be more frustrating than not seeing the scale drop despite days or weeks of doing everything right? After all that hard work—all the cookies you didn't eat, all the willpower you maintained, all the time you logged at the gym—how could you not have lost any weight? It's enough to make even the most determined person throw in the towel. <BR> <BR> to read the rest of this article click the link below: <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:34:26 EST Returning user to SparkPeopl le!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x56799414 My name is Lindsey, I am 28 years old and live in Canada. I used Spark People 5 years ago to lost 20 LBS for my wedding and I did it. Well 5 years later I have become a little lazy, my weight has been up and down for the past 3 years. Any where's from 145 to 135. I am currently at 135lbs and in normal every day clothes I look pretty average but May 7th, my husband and I are going to Mexico and I really don't like how I look and a Bikini. I don't want to wear a tank top of my bathing suite the... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:37:45 EST Rewards for small victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x56786197 Do you ever reward yourself for small victories along the way to your ultimate weight loss goal (or even maintenance)? I have found it helps to treat myself to something like a new bottle of nail polish, perfume, or even a new item of clothing (smaller size, hopefully). <em>211</em> Sometimes, some food items will tempt us when we're shopping. That's how I fend off the temptation to buy/eat something that isn't good for me which may result in a setback. What do you do to reward yourse... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 14:59:33 EST Who Really Struggles the Most? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56764784 I read a status message online the other day that said "“God only puts us through as much as we can handle, so the people who struggle the most have been chosen to be the strongest ones.” Do you ever wonder who struggles the most? Did you get chosen to be one of the strong ones? Here's my thoughts about this. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>02/who-really-suffers-most.html </link> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:19:45 EST HOW TO SUCCEED SPIRITUALLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x56756471 This is from my note book. Taken from a Joyce Meyer's program. <BR> <BR> HOW TO SUCCEED SPIRITUALLY <BR> <BR> * DISCIPLINE <BR> Take time to study, sacrifice,& read the bible. The bible transforms you. <BR> <BR> * HAVE A REAL PRAYER LIFE <BR> Make time to pray other than saying grace and saying a prayer before you go to bed. <BR> <BR> * BE ACTIVE IN THE CHURCH <BR> Growing in church goes past coming to church to be served. When you grow you begin to give of yourself. <BR> <BR> * FI... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 04:20:36 EST Video: How to make an omlete http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56756409 <BR> <em>478</em> <em>490</em> <em>140</em> <em>106</em> <em>487</em> <BR> <BR> Video: How to make an omelet <BR> <BR> <BR> Want a quick and healthy meal any time of day? Turn to the omelet. Learn how to make an egg white omelet in this short video. <BR> <BR> to watch this video click the link below: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/videos.asp?i<BR>d=82 </link> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:59:38 EST 5 Non-scale goals forresults in great results! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x56756327 <em>306</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> It’s no secret that the majority of people who start a new exercise program do so because they want to lose weight, which is a great reason (and motivator) to get fit. <BR> <BR> That being said, if your only motivation to exercise is fat loss, you can easily find yourself frustrated and wanting to quit when progress temporarily hits a plateau (which it will). That’s why setting goals beyond weight loss alone is essenti... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 03:03:27 EST Listen & receive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x56755272 Listen & receive <BR> <BR> I am starting a new bible study for this team. In this bible study I will be posting a bible verse/verses that you can listen to from a web site called biblegateway. In each entry I post for this study will include a bible verse or verses, a prayer that I wrote for you, a link which you can listen to the whole chapter of the verse/verses that I post for the bible study, the time of each chapter that is posted to listen to, and my written response about the veres/... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:14:38 EST Video: History of Valentines Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56730407 Video: History of Valentines Day <BR> <BR> What is the history of Valentines Day any way which is so embedded into our society? Well I got curious and shared what I found on the internet with ya below: <BR> <BR> Click the link below to watch video: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=YguF1pcBWYI </link> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 03:40:50 EST So Happy to Find This Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x56722571 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> It's so nice to know that there are others out there who know they can't reach their goals without the help of God. I'm so weak when it comes to losing weight, but I've found the secret by "letting go and letting God" help me. Since I've put myself in his hands, as of January 2, I've lost 17 pounds! Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:33:03 EST Praise for today!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56645697 My daughter Kari has accepted Jesus as her Lord and Saviour!! We are going to talk with our pastor today about baptism- very excited that my daughter is also my sister in Christ!!! Hallelujah! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 14:38:30 EST Do You Use Holy Emotions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56594326 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 20:10:16 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x56553151 My name is Teresa- I have been looking for a Christian team to join for a few weeks now- I saw the team name today- and knew this was the one!! Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:53:38 EST How to exercise to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56551833 How to exercise to lose weight <BR> <BR> Sparkpeople has a lot to say about exercising. Take a quick look at some very helpful information that Sparkpeople put on a chart. <BR> <BR> to view this chart click the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkcoach.com/coach/fitness_inf<BR>ographic.htm </link> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:35:20 EST Look at your food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56551658 <em>4</em> Look at your food <BR> <BR> Sparkpeople has something to not only say about food but they have given us a few pictures that will help us look at our food in a different way which will help us lose weight. <BR> <BR> To view this picture click the link below: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkcoach.com/coach/nutrition_i<BR>nfographic.htm </link> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:17:41 EST Use Mix & Match Meal Planner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56515569 Use Mix & Match Meal Planner <BR> <BR> Spark peoplehave a tool that I think that some of you will enjoy using. It is called Mix & Match Meal Planner. It helps you plan healthy things to eat. To try it out clcik the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mix-and<BR>-match-meal-planner.asp </link> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 22:03:10 EST Getting Your Greens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x56515510 Getting Your Greens <BR> <BR> When Martha Stewart was doing hard time, there were reports that she voluntarily pulled up weeds outside in the prison yard each day. Was she just trying to get out early for good behavior? Not quite. Martha was actually taking an unconventional approach to good nutrition. She would harvest the leaves of dandelions, wash them, and then eat the nutritionally-dense greens as a side dish to balance out her bland prison fare. <BR> <BR> to read more click the link b... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:58:26 EST Who am I in Christ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x56492657 <BR> Who I Am In Christ? <BR> <BR> I AM ACCEPTED... <BR> <BR> I am God's child. <BR> <BR> As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> I have been justified. <BR> <BR> I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit. <BR> <BR> I have been bought with a price and I belong to God. <BR> <BR> I am a member of Christ's body. <BR> <BR> I have been chosen by God and adopted as His child. <BR> <BR> I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 03:13:30 EST Where has your walk with God take n you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x56492651 Where has your walk with God take n you? <BR> <BR> Have you just stated on your walk? Has it been taking you to new destinations? Or has your walk had several detours? Every person's journey is different, and they all reach a destination in the end. <BR> <BR> WHERE HAS YOUR WALK WITH God taken you <em>38</em> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 03:08:27 EST Are you hsving problems with pop up ads? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56492544 Are you hsving problems with pop up ads? <BR> <BR> Please share with us if you are having any problems with your computer or just frustrated with all of the pop up ads. I have been a member of the web site for 5 years and this site did not start having all these pop up ads until they added a paid version of this web site. I have been told from someone who switched to the paid version of Sparkpeople that there is not any pop up ads there at all. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 02:18:53 EST 7-Minute Belly Blast Workout with Dumbbells http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x56423126 Bootcamp: 7-Minute Belly Blast Workout with Dumbbells <BR> <BR> This workout is part of SparkPeople's 7-Day Bootcamp Workout plan. Coach Nicole has created an easy-to-follow core workout that you can do anywhere, with a pair of dumbbells. These targeted exercises (plus stretches) will help you develop tighter and firmer muscles over time. Free of complex choreography, this workout is appropriate for people of many different fitness levels and abilities. <BR> <BR> About this Workout: <BR> ... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 04:56:12 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x56352825 Hey y'all. My name is Christy and I'm a 37 year old wife and mommy with about 50lbs to loose. This is my 3rd time REALLY trying to loose weight and I'm just convinced that I can't do this on my own. I need Him and people to come along side of me and me beside them to support and encourage. My husband is a southern baptist pastor, and let me tell you, us baptist like to EAT. So I've got my work cut out for me. I'm hoping I find some good "buddies" to help me make a life change and not just f... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:34:04 EST Breaking Through The Wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56319195 <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> Breaking Through The Wall <BR> <BR> This morning I was on my couch, lying down looking through my bay window. I saw some nats next to it. (our window) They kept banging their bodies against our window trying to get in our house. It probably doesn't make sense to them, why they can't get to where they could clearly see. They can see into our house, but can't get in, and don't know why. So, they just kept banging their bodies senselessly against our window. <BR>... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:49:44 EST 40 Things to Try When You Don't Want to Work Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56318647 <em>521</em> <em>311</em> <em>521</em> <em>34</em> <em>521</em> <em>312</em> <em>521</em> <em>315</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> 40 Things to Try When You Don't Want to Work Out <BR> <BR> We all have the days where we plan to work out and know that we should, but when it's time to lace up your shoes and go…You. Just. Don't. Wanna. <BR> <BR> I have those days, too, but when I remind myself how GOOD exercise makes me feel, and how it will help me reach my goals, I ge... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:58:36 EST 31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56318565 <em>306</em> <em>194</em> <em>521</em> <em>330</em> <em>521</em> <em>458</em> <em>306</em> <em>551</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions <BR> <BR> Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:51:38 EST Seek All Of Him http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x56253832 I wanted to share it with you. I wrote this a few years ago. It still brings tears to my eyes. <BR> <BR> Seek All Of Him <BR> <BR> My love is strong when you are weak <BR> You seek me now as I seek your prayer <BR> Throughout my days I have seen your face <BR> Never a moment I was not there <BR> It was not clear through the haze in your eyes <BR> <BR> But I was there as they tried to spy <BR> I was there when the moon grew dim <BR> I saw him while I was above them <BR> ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 02:58:51 EST 4 Steps to Lasting Behavioral Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x56253657 4 Steps to Lasting Behavioral Change <BR> <BR> Although the basic concept of weight loss (eat fewer calories than you burn) is remarkably simple, putting it into practice is not. Whether you're learning how to figure out how many calories you are actually eating and burning up; trying to discover why you have such a hard time doing the things you know you should; or simply looking for that motivation you had yesterday but can’t find this morning, your weight-loss journey is going to be an on... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 02:07:41 EST 14 Tips Starting and Sticking with a Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x56253629 14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine <BR> <BR> <BR> For some of us out there, if we could just convince ourselves that there is enough time in the day to exercise, we could be on track to a great fitness program. For others, we get started but quickly lose momentum and give up. To help get started and stay on track, here are a few tips... <BR> <BR> To read the rest of this article click the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_article... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 01:58:59 EST Success stories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56253411 <em>306</em> <em>9</em> <em>381</em> <em>104</em> <em>386</em> <em>334</em> <em>458</em> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Success stories <BR> <BR> Everyone needs to be encouraged sometimes. Sometimes one of the best ways to become motivated is to here about someone's success. While we read these stories from Sparkpeople we can not only become motivated we can perhaps. Below are some of the success stories from Sparkpeople's members: <BR> <BR> ~ Marie Lost ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 01:10:59 EST SparkPeople’s Secret Formula for Your Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56253381 SparkPeople’s Secret Formula for Your Success <BR> <BR> This first step is a behind-the-scenes view of what makes SparkPeople special compared to other weight loss or healthy lifestyle programs you might have tried..... <BR> <BR> to read the rest of this article click on the link below:: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/get_star<BR>ted_step1.asp </link> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 01:03:20 EST An Irish Blessing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56245399 May God grant you always..... <BR> A sunbeam to warm you, <BR> a moonbeam to charm you, <BR> a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. <BR> Laughter to cheer you. <BR> Faithful friends near you. <BR> And whenever you pray, <BR> Heaven to hear you. <BR> <BR> -May God grant you always..... <BR> <BR> A sunbeam to warm you, <BR> a moonbeam to charm you, <BR> a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. <BR> Laughter to cheer you. <BR> Faithful friends near you. <BR> And whenever y... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:43:34 EST How does your team leader feel..do you CARE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x56132998 A year ago today on December 2012 pain filled my body. As time went on my pain became so much worse and as additional time slept by I soon experienced more pain than I knew a person could live through. I developed Pleurisy <link>www.webmd.com/lung/understanding-ple<BR>urisy-basics </link> the last week if December 2012, then on January 18th 2013 I had a gallbladder surgery. After recovering from surgery and still experiencing the same pain in the exact same part of my abdomin I started ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 00:15:14 EST The Heart Smart Workout Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x55984391 The Heart Smart Workout Plan <BR> <BR> Pop quiz: Can you name the most important muscle in your body? Nope, it's not your abs, hamstrings or triceps. It's your heart! <BR> <BR> The human heart is an amazing muscle, capable of pumping about five quarts of blood throughout the body every minute—that's approximately 2,000 gallons of blood each day! In fact, the average heart beats about 100,000 times each day, too, which is why it's so important to have a strong and healthy heart. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 01:52:18 EST 7-Day Bootcamp Workout Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x55984341 7-Day Bootcamp Workout Plan <BR> from Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> Whether you're getting bored with your usual workout routine, or you are ready to jump start your fitness program, SparkPeople's 7-day Bootcamp Workout Plan can help you get real results! I created this 7-day workout plan for people of all fitness levels. It's called “Bootcamp” not because it’s highly intense, but because it involves daily exercise and commitment. That may sound daunting, but each workout can ... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 01:31:21 EST The presence of the Christ child http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55984283 The presence of the Christ child <BR> <BR> Wise Men Still Seek Him Today <BR> by Ellyn Sanna with Viola Gommer <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> Through He be Lord to all <BR> The Christ child is very small <BR> kneel then and at his cradle lay <BR> Most gentle love this Christmas day Sun, 15 Dec 2013 01:17:49 EST The presence of the Christ child http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x55984277 Wise Men Still Seek Him Today <BR> by Ellyn Sanna with Viola Gommer <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Through He be Lord to all <BR> The Christ child is very small <BR> kneel then and at his cradle lay <BR> Most gentle love this Christmas day <BR> <BR> Anonymous written in the 14th century Sun, 15 Dec 2013 01:15:26 EST What is your favorite Christmas cookie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55984186 <em>495</em> <em>444</em> <em>460</em> <em>425</em> <em>442</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite Christmas cookie? <BR> <BR> Share your thoughts & favorite recipes with us! Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:54:50 EST Wise Men Still Seek Him Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55875672 Wise Men Still Seek Him Today <BR> by Ellyn Sanna with Viola Gommer <BR> <BR> I bought a book a few years ago. It is called wise men still seek him today. It is filled with poems and short stories. I would like to share a few with you during the month of December. I will probably create a new thread & put a number next to it so that you know it is a new entry. Thu, 5 Dec 2013 11:08:03 EST Calories Are Coming to Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x55846758 <em>495</em> <em>446</em> <em>471</em> <em>445</em> <em>494</em> <em>425</em> <em>443</em> <em>475</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> Calories Are Coming to Town <BR> <BR> <BR> By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> Is your holiday eating already in full swing? Have you sampled the foil-wrapped chocolate at the bank, dunked the office Christmas cookies in your morning coffee, or taken your famous dessert to the neighborhood gathering? <BR> <BR> Amon... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 04:33:16 EST Christmas with Jesus # 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x55846734 <em>446</em> <em>459</em> <em>460</em> <em>458</em> <em>144</em> <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> I purchased a book called, Everything I need to know about Christmas I learned from Jesus. Above are some of my favorite parts of the book. <BR> <BR> I will continue to add posts as more time passes. Tue, 3 Dec 2013 04:17:57 EST Burn Off Holiday Calories! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55846684 Burn Off Holiday Calories! <BR> <BR> 25 Ideas, No Gym Time Required <BR> <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> <BR> Ah, the holidays are officially here! And as much as we look forward to them, and all that comes with them (the friends, the family, and of course, the food!) it’s hard to escape the stress that they also bring. <BR> <BR> "Exercise routine? Heh. Healthy eating? Forget about it." Sound like you? <BR> <BR> Between the cooking, cleaning, traveling, decorat... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 03:51:45 EST 10 Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55846673 <em>40</em> <em>2</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <em>104</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> 10 Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters <BR> <BR> Nicole Nichols, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> What could be more frustrating than not seeing the scale drop despite days or weeks of doing everything right? After all that hard work—all the cookies you didn't eat, all the willpower you maintained, all the time you logged at the gym—how could you not have lost a... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 03:47:40 EST Hello . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x55811111 I have been looking for a Christian Team on here , Praise God I have found you all . I have a Thyroid Condition and can't get my weight under control , so I am asking help and support from this Team I know I can't do this along , I have tried and Failed . Sat, 30 Nov 2013 07:15:39 EST Kick Your Metabolism Into High Gear! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55804701 Kick Your Metabolism Into High Gear! <BR> <BR> If you’re reading this, chances are pretty good that you don’t have a metabolism that lets you eat as much as you want without ever gaining an ounce. Maybe (like me) you’re even at the other extreme, where it seems like all you have to do is smell the foods you love to start packing on the pounds. Does this mean you’re doomed to a lifetime of munching on carrot sticks with fat-free dressing, while watching your hollow-legged friends enjoy their ... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:22:29 EST 10-Minute Pilates Thigh Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x55769604 10-Minute Pilates Thigh Workout <BR> <BR> Tone your hips and thighs in minutes! <BR> <BR> Click the link below to do this video: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1057 </link> <BR> <BR> About This Workout <BR> This workout will help you strengthen (and stretch) your hips, glutes and thighs—without any equipment. Coach Nicole will take you through one short set of 6 Pilates exercises (plus stretches). If you're new to Pilates, we recommend that you watc... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:27:37 EST 4-Minute NO-Equipment Belly Fat Destroyer Circuit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x55769559 4-Minute NO-Equipment Belly Fat Destroyer Circuit <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_AHHQj7eaM&<BR>list=TLIFSrFuxls1iw08DyxZ9Uyn4Gu_q_iHkm </link> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:17:35 EST What new about the New food tracker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55769504 New food tracker- how has it changed? <BR> <BR> One of the great things about Sparkpeople is that they are always trying to improve this web site. One of the bad things is that you may not always lkie the changes. As your team leader I always want you to succeed with your goals. Some people may find it hard to understand how this new food tracker (nutrition tracker) works. Sparkpeople has supplied us with an article which explains THE NEW CHANGES, BUT DOES NOT REALLY EXPLAIN HOW TO WORK... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:04:41 EST 21 Ways to Slim Down Your Thanksgiving Feast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55701041 <em>334</em> <em>428</em> <em>341</em> <em>426</em> <em>430</em> <em>465</em> <em>429</em> <em>471</em> <BR> <BR> 21 Ways to Slim Down Your Thanksgiving Feast <BR> <BR> When it comes to holidays we all can learn a thing or two about shaving down unwanted calories, especially since so ma ny of them will be coming our way; first Thankdgiving, then Christmas, and before you know it Valentines Day will be here too! <em>40</em> I found the following article from Sparkpe... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:55:36 EST Thanksgiving Turkey Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55701021 <em>334</em> <em>428</em> <em>341</em> <em>426</em> <em>430</em> <em>465</em> <em>429</em> <em>471</em> <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving Turkey Tips <BR> <BR> I saw this and hope that it helps someone in some way. My husband and I are having ham. Never really liked turkey myself. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Is it your turn to host the annual Thanksgiving feast for the entire family? Tackling a turkey—without being traumatized—isn’... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:47:57 EST 5 Things You Can Learn from Your Mistakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x55700993 5 Things You Can Learn from Your Mistakes <BR> <BR> I've always known that I'm a bit of a perfectionist. In high school, a B was never enough. In college, being in the middle of the bell-shaped curve wouldn't do. While the do-everything-perfectly mentality has pushed me in my adult life to advance my career and start my own business, my Type-A personality hasn't always been a blessing. In fact, it's taught me much over the years, namely that not being perfect at everything is OK—even better... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:36:18 EST Video: How to use your new start Spark page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55610292 Video: How to use your new start Spark page <BR> <BR> Sparkpeople created a new start Spark page a few weeks ago. I am presenting you this Sparkpeople video, and I hope that it answers any questions that you may have. If you have any questions after watching the video please contact me. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> click the link below to watch the video: <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> Video: How to use your new start Spark page <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>de... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:04:20 EST Which holiday meat is lowest in calories and fat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55566252 <em>497</em> <em>465</em> <em>496</em> <em>426</em> <em>53</em> <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> Which holiday meat is lowest in calories and fat (per 3-ounce serving)? <BR> (This question and answer was taken from Spark quizzes) <BR> <BR> Turkey wing (with skin) <BR> Duck (with skin) <BR> Roasted ham (extra lean) <BR> <BR> ANSWER: <BR> <BR> hoasted ham <BR> <BR> Surprised, so was I! <BR> <BR> EXPLANATION: <BR> <BR> See how these common meats stack up against each other: <BR> ... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 17:29:40 EST A Seriously FUN Full-Body Workout for Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55557321 <em>331</em> <em>216</em> <em>357</em> <em>406</em> <em>326</em> <em>366</em> <em>231</em> <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> A Seriously FUN Full-Body Workout for Fall <BR> <BR> Tired of the same old exercises? Are curls, raises, rows and squats no longer doing it for you? Fret not, fearless exerciser, for we have a fun workout that will change all of that! <BR> <BR> These seven exercises require a little imagination but otherwise no equipment at all. You can do them outdoor... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 22:11:09 EST How to Make Yourself Work Out When It's Dark Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55537601 <em>465</em> <em>479</em> <em>426</em> <em>479</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> How to Make Yourself Work Out When It's Dark Out <BR> <BR> As much as I love fall, I don't love the darkness that comes with it. It's already getting darker earlier each night, and it's staying dark even when I wake up in the morning. I am not a fan of that! <BR> <BR> It's hard enough to be a morning person and wake up to work out, but when the moon is still out when your alarm goes off, forget abou... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 10:27:38 EST New Sparkpeople emotions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55536954 New Sparkpeople emotions <BR> <BR> SAparkpeople has some new emotions for us to use. Anyone who reads my posts know that I use them pretty often when I type. I love to use emotions. When I was a kid I adored stickers . I guss I am a kid at heart. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> HERE ARE ALL OF THE NEW EMOTIONS: <BR> <BR> <em>527</em> <em>521</em> <em>525</em> <em>526</em> <em>520</em> <em>181</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>523</em> <em>385</em> <em>524</e... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 09:38:24 EST 5-Minute Butt Firming Workout with Foam Roller http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x55536576 5-Minute Butt Firming Workout with Foam Roller <BR> <BR> Use this short workout to tone your butt and thighs without lunges or squats! These closed-chain exercises are easier on the knees, but by performing them on a foam roller, you'll recruit more muscle fibers in the gluteus maximus and the biceps femoris (hamstrings) to retain strength and muscle tone. After just five minutes, you WILL feel the burn and notice tighter and firmer muscles over time. <BR> <BR> To do this workout click the... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 09:14:09 EST Have You Done What You Know to Do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x55533732 Blackaby Ministries International <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. (James 4:17) <BR> <BR> It is never a minor thing to know God’s will and not do it. God calls this sin. We can make excuses for our lack of obedience: “I’m just not ready yet” or “I’ll do it later!” or “I don’t think it will make a difference” or “I can’t afford to!” We rationalize, we procrastinate; yet, in God’s eyes, rationalization and procrastination are ... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 02:01:08 EST New Sparkpeople product http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55511849 New Sparkpeople product <BR> <BR> Designed to keep you moving and motivated! Just clip on the Spark Activity Tracker as a tiny, friendly reminder to stay active throughout the day. You move; it tracks. <BR> <BR> The Spark is the only wireless activity tracker that fully integrates with the FREE tools, content and community on SparkPeople.com, America's largest online weight-loss and fitness community. <BR> <BR> Easy to LOVE <BR> <BR> <BR> The Spark gives you instant feedback, motivatin... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 11:03:07 EST 6 Tips to Deal with Daylight Saving Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55497497 6 Tips to Deal with Daylight Saving Time <BR> <BR> It’s that time of year again, when we reset our clocks and try to readjust to the time change associated with Daylight Saving Time (DST). Some of us breeze through the change seamlessly, yet others feel out of sorts for days. If you have trouble dealing with this sudden disruption in your routine, it is for good reason. <BR> <BR> Even though your brain knows that the time on the clock has changed, your body's internal clock does not. In th... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 09:07:26 EST The Cold and Flu Survival Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x55482890 <em>527</em> <em>273</em> <em>2</em> <em>282</em> <em>102</em> <em>527</em> <em>40</em> <em>273</em> <BR> <BR> The Cold and Flu Survival Guide <BR> By SparkPeople <BR> <BR> s the weather becomes colder and you spend most of your time indoors, you're also more likely to catch cold and flu viruses. The cold and flu season can begin as early as October and usually ends sometime in April, but long-lasting sickness isn't inevitable. This collection of SparkPeople resource... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 00:29:45 EST New Beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x55470476 Hi Everyone! My name is Sarah. I've been out of the exercise loop for a while, partly due to several illnesses, a wasp sting (LONG story!), and just the stress of being newly married. I'm now re-vamping my entire Spark profile... Looking for new teams that will help support me in my journey to becoming healthy again. Tis a season of new beginnings! <em>88</em> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 02:34:51 EST 4-Minute NO-Equipment Belly Fat Destroyer Circuit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x55437389 4-Minute NO-Equipment Belly Fat Destroyer Circuit <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_AHHQj7eaM&<BR>list=TLIFSrFuxls1iw08DyxZ9Uyn4Gu_q_iHkm </link> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:02:13 EST 8 differnt Standing abs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x55437356 Some people are not able to get down on the floor & are able get back up. If that pertains to you, or if you ant to try to do a different kind of sit up do the video below There are 8 different types of standing sit ups that you can do: <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IwBYhFGbBg&<BR>list=TLWaMDtV6V5dljCbz6ads9H14BDf07uhAX </link> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:58:25 EST Why did Sparkpeople's start page change? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55437111 <BR> Why did Sparkpeople's start page change? <BR> <BR> As you all know our state page on Sparkpeople has changed and the CEO Chris (Spark guy)of this web site, Chris (Spark guy) explains why: Sparkpeople has gone LIVE! Find our more- read the article below <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:37:27 EST Video: 3 Ways you may be cheating your workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55436868 3 Ways You're Cheating During Your Workouts <BR> <BR> We all think we are doing our best while we are working out, but what if you were making tiny mistakes which added up to pounds not being lost in the end? <em>2</em> Don't take that risk make sure that you ate getting the MOST out of each and EVERY workout! Watch the video below. <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=45 </link> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:20:11 EST You're Never Too Old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x55268067 <BR> <BR> You're Never Too Old <BR> By Keith Butler <BR> <BR> "Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel" (Joshua 14:14 KJV). <BR> <BR> It's never too late to overcome any problem in your life. God has tremendous blessings for all those that follow Him. That includes the young, the old, and the in-between. <BR> <BR> Some people grow old and set in their ways, but not all. There... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 01:34:26 EST Victory Verses Defeat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x55268058 <BR> <BR> Victory Verses Defeat <BR> <BR> By Blackaby Ministries International <BR> <BR> The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways….The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies; you shall go out one way against them and flee seven ways before them. (Deuteronomy 28:7, 25) <BR> <BR> As the Israelites were preparing to enter the Promised Land, God set before them... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 01:33:34 EST Slide show - Halloween Treats Under 100 Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55207999 11 Halloween Treats Under 100 Calories: SparkPeople Slide Show <BR> <BR> Tempting Treats! <BR> <BR> Scared of Halloween candy? Don't be! These Halloween treats are so low in calories that you'll think you're being tricked! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/slidesh<BR>ow.asp?show=19 </link> Wed, 9 Oct 2013 22:02:21 EST You know it is halloween when...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x55187998 Drive Through Skeleton <BR> <BR> Check this video out- it is a Halloween prank. <BR> <BR> click the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/dr<BR>ive-thru-skeleton-driver-prank-video_n<BR>_4026088.html?icid=maing-grid7%7cmain5<BR>%7cdl20%7csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D385446 </link> Tue, 8 Oct 2013 11:44:07 EST Tried everything, no motivation! HELP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x55178532 HELLO, <BR> I AM WRITING BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT FOR YEARS. I AM 5'10 AND WEIGH 215LBS. I TRIED WEIGHT WATCHERS, EVERYTHING. I FEEL LIKE I DONT HAVE ANY MOTIVATION. I AM ALWAYS HUNGRY, MAYBE EVEN LAZY. WHAT BROUGHT ME TO THIS SITE WAS THAT MY 6 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER TOLD ME HER FRIEND TOLD HER I WAS FAT. I WAS MORTIFIED. I KNOW I AM OVERWEIGHT BUT I AM USED TO IT. I CANNOT PICTURE ANYTHING ELSE. HELP!!!! Mon, 7 Oct 2013 18:20:35 EST Shake Things Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x54959678 Shake Things Up <BR> By Lynne Hammond <BR> <BR> Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be m... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:27:29 EST Having Dominion in Your Garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x54959655 <BR> By Patsy Cameneti <BR> <BR> We have seen in Genesis 2:15 that God did not tell Adam to have dominion merely over himself, but He delegated to him dominion over everything that was on the earth. Today, with dominion restored to us, it is very important for us to be aware of everything that is in our garden, because it represents our jurisdiction. <BR> <BR> We cannot command authority outside of our jurisdiction, but we are responsible for what is within its parameters. In other words... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:26:30 EST The Birth of a Vision Requires Travail http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x54959641 <BR> By Terry Nance <BR> Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27) <BR> Once we have developed an intimate relationship with God and become pregnant with a dream or a vision plante... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:25:45 EST Come To Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x54959627 Come To Me <BR> By Wisdom Hunters <BR> <BR> Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 <BR> <BR> Sometimes, your soul needs to catch up with your body. There is a disconnect created by distractions and busyness. You are weary of life and work. This soul fatigue will follow you until ... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:24:27 EST Empowered to Do What He Wants Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x54959598 Empowered to Do What He Wants Done <BR> By Larry Ollison, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> "According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ" (1 Cor. 3:10-11). <BR> <BR> The implication of this scripture is that we must build with the same substance that Paul built with. Paul built his minis... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:22:42 EST What have you done for me lately? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x54866679 1 Peter 2:15 <BR> For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. <BR> <BR> In this veer busy world of fast passed living with so many people to see, and things to do we can became easily distracted on a daily basis. Sometimes I can't help but wonder if God sometimes sits next to us and asks us" What have you done for me lately? <BR> <BR> Although some people tell themselves that they do not have any time to think let alone serve God there is o... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:47:52 EST How Does Cleaning A Stove Relates To Losing Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x54853195 How Does Cleaning a Stove Relates to Losing Weight? <BR> <BR> How many of you love doing house work? Do you wake up each day excited to get started on it? Well, I don't know anyone who wants to clean their house, much less someone who gets excited about doing house work. None the less, it must be done daily, and so does cleaning your stove or oven if you use it each day. <BR> <BR> Exercising is the same. It seems like everyone wants to lose weight, yet we must exercise to achieve it, al... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:40:11 EST 8 minute ab session workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x54840551 8 minute ab session workouts <BR> <BR> Note from Shelly: <BR> <BR> Hey do you love Hip Hop and want to add muscle to your ab area? Well I have found some very good ad crunches which are sure to help your to meet and complete your goal. I reccommend to start at livel one which is listed below. Only due one set of exerises unless you want to kill yourself and not be able to move the next day! I encourage you to do one set of sit ups each day with an additional workout, or if it is your re... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 14:35:30 EST How to do crunches (sit ups) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x54839887 Do you REALLY know how to do a sit up correct? let find out. <BR> <BR> click the link below to learn how to do a sit up <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyd_fa5zoEU&<BR>list=TL51Q8b7h74t0 </link> Mon, 9 Sep 2013 13:27:53 EST 6 Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x54839440 6 Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid <BR> By Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> Welcome to SparkPeople! Hopefully your program is off to a smooth start, and you’re happy with your progress so far. But for others who aren’t seeing results yet, it’s been a little more frustrating. Many dieters tend to make similar mistakes when trying to lose weight. But being aware of these mistakes—and making small physical and mental changes—will help you lose the weight and keep it off for good. ... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 12:41:22 EST 7 Simple Ways to Reclaim an Hour a Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x54839411 7 Simple Ways to Reclaim an Hour a Day <BR> <BR> By Ellen Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach <BR> <BR> ''If only I had more time I would be in such good shape.'' <BR> ''There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done.'' <BR> ''Who has time to prepare a healthy home cooked meal?'' <BR> <BR> Any of these comments sound familiar? Have you said or felt these sentiments? Probably so. <BR> <BR> It seems our world keeps spinning faster and faster and our to-do lists kee... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 12:38:30 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x54829172 Glad to be part of this team. Sun, 8 Sep 2013 17:45:42 EST Whose words are you listening to? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x54791855 Whose Words Are You Listening To? <BR> <BR> We all listen to the words that people say. The words enter our ears and before we know it our thoughts take over and the very words which we have heard reflect or become our very thoughts. <BR> <BR> The thoughts we express creates feelings within us. Our thoughts once immediately converted into feelings become words formed into sentences. Much can be elaborated upon that subject alone, but this post is about words so let me stop here on that subj... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 12:43:09 EST Microwave Herb Potato Chips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x54448878 <em>4</em> Microwave Herb Potato Chips <BR> <BR> When you're craving something crunchy but don't want the added fat, whip up a batch of these chips. You will not need any special equipment for this recipe, just a couple of brown paper bags. <BR> <BR> To view this recipe click the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2544293 </link> Thu, 8 Aug 2013 17:01:35 EST The Worst Summer Calorie Traps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x54314248 The Worst Summer Calorie Traps <BR> <BR> Summer is the season for back-yard barbeques, family get-togethers and lots of cool treats on hot days. But if you're not careful, a few sneaky snacks (or drinks) can derail a week's worth of healthy eating and fitness. Be on the watch for these surprisingly high-calorie tastes of summer <BR> <BR> to read more click the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1893 </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:51:03 EST The Love Of My God http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x54297705 The Love Of My God <BR> <BR> By Michele Spencer (Glitter Girl) <BR> <BR> My God us just as a down comforter <BR> On a crisp cool morning <BR> <BR> I awaken <BR> I reach out for warmth <BR> My comforter drifts me back to sleep <BR> <BR> My God is my comforter <BR> My defender <BR> My peace <BR> My best of the BEST of friends <BR> He is my Love <BR> He is my everything <BR> <BR> July 2013 Michele Spencer (glitter Girl) Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:24:04 EST 13 Ways to Cool Down Your Summer Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x54241521 You waited all year for summer to arrive, dreaming of all the activities you could do if only the weather was nice. But now that warm weather has arrived, the extreme heat and humidity can make it difficult to spend any time outdoors—let alone exercise. While exercising in the heat is generally safe for most people, taking a few extra precautions will help you stay cool and prevent problems associated with the heat. <BR> <BR> to read more click the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeo... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:53:02 EST The Children of the Righteous http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x54144994 <BR> <BR> The Children of the Righteous <BR> <BR> By Larry Ollison, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> "The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him" (Prov. 20:7). <BR> <BR> Over the years I have counseled with many parents who have had problems in their home concerning their children. And one thing I have found in common with them all is this. They all want their children blessed and prosperous. <BR> <BR> According to the Word of God, this is not just a possibility for us... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 02:12:36 EST A Living Billboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x54144991 <BR> <BR> A Living Billboard <BR> <BR> By Larry Ollison <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Likewise exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you" (Titus 2:6-8). <BR> <BR> The nature of a Christian is different than the nature of someone that is of the world. That's be... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 02:11:58 EST hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x54075678 Hello! Just wanted to introduce myself. My names Charitie. I'm a mom of 3 very active boys ages 7,6 and 19 months. I hope to meet a lot of you and maybe find a good friend among you. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:38:05 EST NEW Blog post: Writer's Block or Spiritual Block? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x54049156 I've been having trouble writing lately. What's the real issue? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2013/<BR>07/writers-block-or-spiritual-block.html </link> <BR> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:21:44 EST 4 Signs You Need to Lift More Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x54035770 4 Signs You Need to Lift More Weight <BR> <BR> Jason Anderson, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> When I was a Wellness Director for a YMCA I overheard a member ask my fellow director to help him adjust his workout regimen. He just “wasn’t getting anywhere” despite being very committed and diligent to his workouts. This was a very normal request from a member so my friend thought nothing about it and scheduled an appointment. <BR> <BR> When they finally met, the member brought along wit... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 15:27:13 EST New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x53961121 This may be my 2nd intro - but I couls not find the first one. I am Julie. I am 48 years old and married. My husband and I are both officers with The Salvation Army. This means we are both ordained pastors. We are currently appointed to Lake Havasu City. <BR> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 14:14:17 EST Know That You Are in the Ministry That God Intends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x53926478 Know That You Are in the Ministry That God Intends <BR> By Terry Nance <BR> <BR> On one occasion, while he [Jesus] was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait." Acts 1:4 NIV <BR> <BR> Knowing that you are in the ministry that God intends for you is yet another key to longevity. In the days to come, everyone in some way must be connected with a local body under the leadership of a God-called pastor. Many people move from one ministry to the next, base... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:14:50 EST God Weighs Your Motives http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x53926454 God Weighs Your Motives <BR> <BR> Blackaby Ministries International <BR> <BR> All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the spirits. (Proverbs 16:2) <BR> <BR> How quick we are to question the motives of others, yet we are so slow to question our own! When others harm us, we may assume the worst of intentions. When we are guilty, we often excuse our offenses, concluding that others are far too sensitive! Regardless of how we monitor our motives, God weighs them in ... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:12:42 EST The Goodness of God’s Glory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x53926401 The Goodness of God’s Glory <BR> <BR> By Larry Ollison, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> "For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man" (Eph. 3:14-16). <BR> <BR> There is a key to the glory of God that we so often miss. The key is this: The glory of God is the goodness of God. <BR> <BR> When M... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:07:35 EST Living a Surrendered Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x53926342 Living a Surrendered Life <BR> Sonique Sailsman <BR> <BR> As a child you did not have a care in the world. You knew that your parents/guardians would provide for you. You had food in your stomach and a roof over your head. You did not concern yourself with bills and transportation you just went with the flow. If you had to ride the bus with your parent you did so because that is all you knew. If you had to eat bread and butter for dinner you did so because that was what everyone else was ea... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:00:26 EST Committed to Integrity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x53926316 Committed to Integrity <BR> <BR> By David Cerullo <BR> <BR> "I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin? And what is the portion of God from above or the heritage of the Almighty from on high? Is it not calamity to the unjust and disaster to those who work iniquity? Does He not see my ways and number all my steps?" - Job 31:1-4 NASB <BR> Job had been through many trials. He also was battered by accusations from “friends” who thought he must have committed some g... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:58:25 EST Taking a little break http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x53881596 I am taking a leave of absence. I will be back sometime this summer. I will be praying for all of you and hope you have a great summer. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 11:18:39 EST Choose and Be Chosen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x53845209 <BR> <BR> Choose and Be Chosen <BR> <BR> By Lynne Hammond <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:14 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The last days-the days in which God promised to raise up His end-time army of pray-ers-are now upon us! We are living at this very moment on the edge of Jesus' return! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The signs of it are everywhere. There are so many indications that He is coming soon that I can't even begin to list them here. Yet, for the ... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 15:04:57 EST video: Just For A Laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x53755401 <em>100</em> <em>246</em> <em>334</em> <em>20</em> <em>41</em> <em>100</em> <em>40</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> TOO FUNNY! <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> Just For A Laugh- Top 10 funny pranks <BR> <BR> This is from a Canadian show called Just For Laughs. I laughed a lot watching this video, with the exception of one prank, Have fun and laugh the next 15 minutes away! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eyXZI-9lWQ </link> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 16:39:31 EST God is Your Personal Instructor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x53752467 <BR> <BR> God is Your Personal Instructor <BR> <BR> By Keith Butler <BR> <BR> "The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way" (Ps. 25:9 KJV). <BR> <BR> Leadership requires the fruit of meekness, because you can't always cut folk's head off because they didn't do it right. I learned a long time ago that you have to give people enough time to change. Give them time to get better. Give them time to get before God. Exercise some mercy towards them. Sit down and talk... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:03:52 EST Watch Out for Thorns! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x53752418 <BR> <BR> Watch Out for Thorns! <BR> <BR> By Mark Brazee <BR> <BR> "And some [seed] fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, and the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful" (Mark 4:7,18-19). <BR> <BR> How could anything gain enough strength or power to choke the Word and cause... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:00:36 EST Operate Under the Law of Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x53729932 <BR> <BR> Operate Under the Law of Life <BR> <BR> By Keith Butler <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death" (Rom. 8:2 KJV) <BR> <BR> Have you ever heard the saying, "Everything happens for a reason"? Well, yes, that's true, everything does happen for a reason, but let me put it to you another way. Everything happens because of spiritual laws. So understand this: spiritual laws - which are the law of life and... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:40:29 EST Make Every Thought Obey God’s Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x53729924 <BR> <BR> Make Every Thought Obey God’s Word <BR> <BR> By Debra Butler <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ" (2 Cor. 10:5) <BR> <BR> Over the years, I had many people tell me what the devil has been saying to them. But my question to them is, "why are you listening to the devil?" When Satan says something, you can be sure of two things... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:39:49 EST A Checklist for Judging Prophesy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x53707207 <BR> <BR> A Checklist for Judging Prophesy <BR> <BR> By Larry Ollison, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> "Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith..." (Rom. 12:6). <BR> <BR> Some people have difficulty understanding prophecy. Years ago there was a lady who attended a denominational church that did not believe in the gifts of the Spirit. <BR> <BR> But she started seeking the fullness of God. She starte... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:02:04 EST Katie's intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x6603x53700132 Hi my name is Katie. I am a Christian and a single mom of a 11 year old daughter. I began my weight loss journey 2 1/2 years ago weighing 250 pounds. I am currently 179 pounds. <BR> I am currently taking a Christian based class to address my eating issues called in his image on setting the captives free. I would love 2 dependable accountability partners to help me on my course. I email you my lesson and you reply once a week offering suggestions on eating properly. I have a mentor but she do... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:57:34 EST Video: Intro to the Foam Roller http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x53670921 Intro to the Foam Roller <BR> <BR> What is a foam roller and why use it? <BR> <BR> In this short video, Coach Nicole gives you an introduction to using foam rollers. Learn about the benefits of foam rollers, how to choose the right one for you, and get tips to use them safely and effectively. <BR> <BR> click the link below to watch this video: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=63 </link> Sun, 9 Jun 2013 13:55:58 EST 5-Minute Butt Firming Workout with Foam Roller http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20948x6603x53670700 5-Minute Butt Firming Workout with Foam Roller <BR> <BR> Use this short workout to tone your butt and thighs without lunges or squats! These closed-chain exercises are easier on the knees, but by performing them on a foam roller, you'll recruit more muscle fibers in the gluteus maximus and the biceps femoris (hamstrings) to retain strength and muscle tone. After just five minutes, you WILL feel the burn and notice tighter and firmer muscles over time. <BR> <BR> to do this video click the li... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 13:35:44 EST 10 Signs a Fitness Gadget is a Gimmick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x53670496 <em>40</em> <em>3</em> <em>2</em> <em>189</em> <em>2</em> <em>3</em> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> 10 Signs a Fitness Gadget is a Gimmick <BR> <BR> Television ads for fitness products are promising, but many don't live up to their claims. This foolproof guide will help you separate the real fitness tools from the get-fit-quick scams. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness infomercials promise a lot: dramatic weight-loss, big results, a six pack in 30 days! But unfortunately, most of them do ... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 13:13:26 EST Is It a Cold or Allergies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x53626858 <em>40</em> <em>2</em> <em>234</em> <em>273</em> <em>40</em> <em>2</em> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Is It a Cold or Allergies? <BR> Liza Barnes, Registered Nurse and Health Educator <BR> <BR> You’re sneezing. Your nose is running. Your eyes are watering. And you’re feeling run down. Is it a cold, allergies, or something else? <BR> <BR> When you've got the sniffles, it’s important to be able to distinguish between the causes of your symptoms so that you know which treatment ... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 03:11:54 EST God Is Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10364x6603x53535312 God Is Love <BR> <BR> Bishop Keith Butler <BR> <BR> I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. John 15:1-3 (KJV) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Jesus is the Son of love. So we are going to read the scripture replacing the word "me" referring to Jesus, and the name "Jesus" with ... Thu, 30 May 2013 11:59:59 EST slide show: Foods That Sound Healthy, But Are Not http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x53530646 21 Foods That Sound Healthy, But Are Not! <BR> <BR> Check out this very informative slide show. I know a lot about nutrition but I learned a few things which I did not know. <BR> <BR> click the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1002969<BR>-21-foods-sound-healthy-but-not/?utm_s<BR>ource=articlebottom&utm_medium=1#slide-22 </link> Thu, 30 May 2013 02:53:06 EST The World's Most Dangerous Things To Humans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x53530180 <em>40</em> The World's Most Dangerous Things To Humans <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Just How safe are you <em>38</em> Watch this video and find out. Click the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=twE64AuqE9A </link> Thu, 30 May 2013 00:31:47 EST Recommended Grams of Sugar Per Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x6603x53528668 Recommended Grams of Sugar Per Day <BR> <BR> Sugar intake must be monitored in a healthy diet though some sugar is necessary for good health. Without knowing what constitutes a healthy sugar intake, you can easily exceed the recommended limit because sugar is included in many foods, regardless of whether they are sweet or savory. Health care agencies such as the American Heart Association provide guidelines on recommended intakes for sugar. <BR> <BR> to read the rest of this article click t... Wed, 29 May 2013 22:14:11 EST The 15 Best ''But'' Busters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x53452852 The 15 Best ''But'' Busters <BR> <BR> Nicole Nichols <BR> <BR> From time to time, we've all let our excuses get the best of us. Willpower can only last so long, and sometimes, the craziness of this thing called LIFE simply wins against our desires to eat right or exercise. If you're reading this, maybe you've let an excuse or two get in the way of your healthy lifestyle goals recently. If you're ready for your goals and dreams to take priority and win against even your toughest excuses, loo... Thu, 23 May 2013 15:57:10 EST Seven Magical Food Tricks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5640x6603x53450347 Want to wow your grandkids without spending lots of time and money pulling things together? These seven super-easy food tricks work like magic. You just need a few everyday items and ingredients easily found in any supermarket. <BR> <BR> Hot Dog Spaghetti Monsters <BR> <BR> Mess with your grandkids’ minds: Serve these mystery spaghetti bites for dinner, and let them guess how you made it happen. <BR> What you need: <BR> <BR> A pot full of water <BR> Hot dogs <BR> Thin spaghetti... Thu, 23 May 2013 11:25:32 EST