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1/20/09 1:32 P

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Pain is not something we like to endure and most of the time is a symptom of an ailment; whether physical or spiritual or emotional. I'm so glad my body is under subjection right now and is not hurting to the point where I can't move or enjoy the small things in life.

It is well with my soul.

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.


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1/20/09 8:15 A

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Amen !!!

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" May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord make his face shine upon you; and be gracious unto you; May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace"
Numbers 6: 24-26



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1/19/09 12:19 P

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if nothing changes, then nothing changes....

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1/13/09 8:20 P

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Well..If things aren't what they seem. I am in pain and am "fearful" of it getting worse. Not knowing what I did last Thursday. Do I wait it out? Yes, but how long?

Maybe it is just a time to "rest" more...

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10/20/08 6:19 P

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another good story...thanks...

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10/8/08 12:52 P

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Thank you for the update. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy the day God had given you. Years from now the little guy will look back at this day as one of his best. It's amazing the things we don't want to do end up being some of the best things in life. A cherished memory came from a new way of looking at something old and dreary. May God bless you as you travel this road of discovery and life altering weight loss. If you need encouragement, you know where to find us. Laura

It is well with my soul.

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.


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Ladies, Thank you so much for the encouragement and the spark goodie! Hubby did NOT get the job and is not disappointed after the interview and learning about the job. Saturday, 9/27 I was ready to give up and learn to be satisfied with being fat and miserable. Hubby and I had to go to a family picnic which neither of us wanted to attend, but felt obligated to. I did plenty of thinking and praying on the hour long trip to the picnic, and decided I have to do this for me. I have the choice to do nothing and receive nothing, or change my attitude and not make myself and others around me miserable. I chose the latter and had a Wonderful day! I ate WAY less than I usually do at buffets and picnics and enjoyed fresh fruit chunks instead of a sugar desert. Then I took my 6 year old great nephew on a 1/2 mile walk through a beautiful city park where we danced in the spray of a large, pulsing water fountain. I almost cried when he told me he was having a wonderful time walking with me! God is SO good to take a rotten attitude and change it into a beautiful memory with a loved one!! Thank you for your prayers and support as I learn to undo bad habits and learn some healthy, new lifestyle ones. I need to incorporate more of the sparkpeople habits and concepts such as positive thinking and visual reminders. Maybe I'll even get brave and break out of my rut! God bless you richly!!

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10/7/08 3:12 P

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Carol, I am praying in agreement with Laura that God will provide you with comfort and encouragement. If you need to vent some more or just want to talk, please don't hesitate to spark mail me. emoticon

In His service, Teresa
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Phillipians 4:6-7
Ruth 1: 16-17

You will never possess what you are unwilling to pursue.

A womans heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should seek Him first, to find her.


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10/7/08 3:02 P

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Dear Carol, I pray God will comfort you and encourage you today in some real way. Sometimes the way is rough and long and the only way to get to the end is with the help of our brothers, sisters and Christ. Lean on us, let us share your burden. Together we can get through this. Your sister in Christ, Laura

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10/4/08 11:26 P

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Thank you for that encouraging reminder. Hubby just applied for a job this morning that he probably won't take even if by chance it would be offered to him. He is currently working 75 miles away and leaves for work at 3:40 each morning and returns each evening about 5:30. I am getting VERY discouraged about his job situation!! Is there nothing here locally that is right for him? I know God never promised life would be easy but I don't think I can take much more of it being this stinkin' hard! Sorry, but thanks for letting me vent.

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10/3/08 10:36 P

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I had heard that before but...today...I definitely needed hearing it again.

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10/3/08 10:06 A

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This so true..thanks for sharing...Hugs

Learn to listen like a Teddy Bear..with eyes wide open and mouth closed tight,
Learn to forgive like a Teddy Bear..with heart wide open, not caring who is right,
Learn to love like a Teddy Bear, with eyes wide open and imperfect eye sight!!


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10/3/08 9:30 A

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That was a beautiful and inspiring story. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless You.


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Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. Psalm 143:8
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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in


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10/2/08 3:15 P

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Teresa,

That story was very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

God Bless
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10/2/08 3:14 P

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Thank you...that was great!

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Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.
As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied,
'Things aren't always what they seem.'
The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.
After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could
have a good night's rest.
When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.
The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused.
The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die. 'Things aren't always what they seem,' the older angel replied.
'When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I
noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the
wall. Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and
unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the
wall so he wouldn't find it.'
'Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed,the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead. Things aren't always what they seem.'
Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things
don't turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every outcome is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until some time later.



In His service, Teresa
Tastefully Simple Senior Consultant

Visit me at my website: www.tastefullysimple.com/web/tallen1
Phillipians 4:6-7
Ruth 1: 16-17

You will never possess what you are unwilling to pursue.

A womans heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should seek Him first, to find her.


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