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  • next year

    10/23/2014 10:33:49 AM, by APLOUIS

    It sounds like everyone is talking about how they are going to finish this year. I'm ready to write this year off and start thinking about next year.... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/23/2014 10:30:38 AM, by JLAMING263

    If we keep our focus on the Lord, we are promised a blessing beyond comparison.... Read more

  • blogs rule

    10/22/2014 2:33:03 PM, by JKNEPFLE

    Blogs sure are awesome. What's awesome? Blogs are awesome.... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/22/2014 10:03:07 AM, by JLAMING263

    "As parents, we are to be the prime gospel teachers and examples for our children—not the bishop, the Sunday School, the Young Women or Young Men, but the parents." —Tad R. Callister... Read more

  • Great News!

    10/21/2014 12:01:02 PM, by APLTEST

    My boss just told me to go ahead and take the rest of the day off. How Great! Maybe I'll get the bike out for a little ride this afternnon.... Read more

  • Tuesday or Monday

    10/21/2014 11:58:55 AM, by APLTEST

    This Tuesday sure feels like a Monday!... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/21/2014 9:56:45 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Devoted disciples of Jesus Christ always have been and always will be valiant missionaries. A missionary is a follower of Christ who testifies of Him as the Redeemer and proclaims the truths of His gospel." —David A. Bednar,... Read more

  • Ache

    10/20/2014 2:17:40 PM, by APLTEST

    I just finished my work out and my muscles ache. But it is that goooood ache you get from working out, not that pain full soreness.... Read more

  • Monday!

    10/20/2014 12:28:56 PM, by APLTEST

    Having a great Monday, so far so good!... Read more

  • Negativity Abounds!

    10/20/2014 11:09:58 AM, by KITARTHA

    Why is it so hard to be positive sometimes? It never fails that whenever you are working on improving your situation, your attitude, your balance, something comes along that completely squashes everything you have been working on. Or at least it feels like it does. Of course in the grand scheme of ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/20/2014 11:07:10 AM, by JLAMING263

    As we look to Jesus as our Exemplar and as we follow in His footsteps, we can return safely to our Heavenly Father. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/10/ponder-
    the-path-of-thy-feet?lang=eng... Read more

  • Starting Week 2

    10/19/2014 11:37:26 AM, by RINGLETS888

    So I'm down 3#, which is awesome, but I have 9 more pounds until I hit my first goal! I'm going to continue to count calories, but my biggest downfall is eating in the evenings after I get off of work, or just relaxing after the kids go to sleep. I work 12 hour shifts, but I do have an opportunity... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/18/2014 11:52:43 AM, by JLAMING263

    Trust in the saving power of Jesus Christ; keep His laws and commandments. In other words—live the gospel joyful. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/10/living-
    the-gospel-joyful?lang=eng... Read more

  • It Has Been A Long Road

    10/17/2014 11:20:43 AM, by KITARTHA

    And I am not nearly where I want to be, but I feel like I am walking in the right direction. This last year has been a tumultuous one. Well more like the last 2 years plus but let’s just look at the past 12 months. In November 2013 I got divorced. We had been married for 13 years (lucky numbe... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    10/17/2014 11:01:54 AM, by JLAMING263

    "As [our children's] prime gospel teachers, we can teach them the power and reality of the Atonement—of their identity and divine destiny—and in so doing give them a rock foundation upon which to build. When all is said and done, the home is the ideal forum for teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ." ... Read more

  • Weekly Email & Blog Check-In

    10/16/2014 7:06:18 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Friends! I'm creating this blog real quick to get the url for the weekly "Hello From SparkGuy" blog. We're going to start posting that email as a blog on the site this week as well. I've learned that it's a real production creating an email to send out. I write the content, then Coach ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/16/2014 11:22:24 AM, by JLAMING263

    In order to assist the Savior, we have to work together in unity and in harmony. Everyone, every position, and every calling is important. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/10/rescue-
    in-unity?lang=eng... Read more

  • I woke up a GROUCH...

    10/15/2014 11:53:37 AM, by JLAMING263

    Everything is annoying me... I slept hot and poorly, I have a bothersome cough my computer is slow and acting up, My internet quit this morning and although it is back on now, it is slow, I had to wait over an hour while I did a full virus scan, I am now tired and did not walk, thus upsetting m... Read more

  • Busy day today...Just kept going!!!

    10/15/2014 1:58:37 AM, by DACROAKE

    Today for some strange reason that is unknown, but maybe it is the steroids the doctor put me on for 5 days, I just couldn't stay still. I got so much done today though. Got all but 2 loads of laundry done, which means many trips up and down the stairs has the laundry room is down stars in the basem... Read more

  • Thumbs Up

    10/14/2014 4:55:26 PM, by APLTEST

    Here is big thumbs up to all you Sparkers!... Read more

  • Today

    10/14/2014 2:31:44 PM, by APLOUIS

    Staying on track today! Yes!... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/14/2014 10:40:06 AM, by JLAMING263

    We must stop concentrating on our differences and look for what we have in common. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/04/sisterh
    ood-oh-how-we-need-each-ot
    her?lang=eng... Read more

  • SPOILER...Revelation

    10/13/2014 11:29:13 AM, by JLAMING263

    Human judgment and logical thinking will not be enough to get answers to the questions that matter most in life. We need revelation from God. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/10/continu
    ing-revelation?lang=eng... Read more

  • Solo Day

    10/12/2014 8:13:16 PM, by BARBANNA

    My husband and daughter where gone today for most of the day. I hate to admit it but it was great! Got soooooo much done without interruptions and distractions. I did miss them a wee bit. Did well on my elliptical and ate like a real Sparker! Their home now and we are spending the eveni... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonement

    10/12/2014 4:37:48 PM, by JLAMING263

    By applying the Atonement of Jesus Christ, you can begin increasing your spiritual confidence today if you are willing to listen and act. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/10/approac
    hing-the-throne-of-god-wit
    h-confidence?lang=eng... Read more

  • Saturday At Last

    10/11/2014 5:14:45 PM, by BARBANNA

    My husband is teaching a sailing class so I get the fun job of chauffeur for our sweetie. It nice to have someone on one with her even if its between Karate and staying all night at her friends house. She has had a busy week as well as my husband and myself. Last night was family night and to... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonement

    10/11/2014 10:49:48 AM, by JLAMING263

    A testimony of the hope of redemption is something which cannot be measured or counted. Jesus Christ is the source of that hope. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/10/the-rea
    son-for-our-hope?lang=eng... Read more

  • Home Sweet Home!

    10/10/2014 7:39:24 PM, by BARBANNA

    Been working long distance. Yesterfay drove 4 hrs back and forth to work in one loction and then another hour and back to a second location to finish the day. Home to exercise, fix dinner, do dishes, laundry an off to bed to get up for another long day of travel and back home for more of the same.... Read more

  • Weekly Email Check-In

    10/10/2014 3:17:20 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone! Thanks for visiting this blog from my weekly email (or from another area of the site)! This is where you can post any goals that you reached last week and any goals for the upcoming week. You can post ANY steps -- no matter how big or small. Have a great week ahead. ... Read more

  • SPOILER...ACT

    10/10/2014 11:28:43 AM, by JLAMING263

    The Lord invites us using various verbs: “Come unto me,” “Follow me,” “Walk with me.” In each case it is an invitation to act. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/10/yes-lor
    d-i-will-follow-thee?lang=eng... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    10/9/2014 10:43:29 AM, by JLAMING263

    When all is said and done, the home is the ideal forum for teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/10/parents
    -the-prime-gospel-teachers
    -of-their-children?lang=eng... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/8/2014 10:17:15 AM, by JLAMING263

    Your personal testimony of light and truth will not only bless you and your posterity here in mortality, but it will also accompany you throughout all eternity. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/10/receivi
    ng-a-testimony-of-light-an
    d-truth?lang=eng... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/7/2014 10:30:34 AM, by JLAMING263

    Day after day, on your path toward your eternal destiny, increase your faith. Proclaim your faith! Let your faith show! https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/04/let-you
    r-faith-show?lang=eng... Read more

  • Saturday Cave Run Sailing Race

    10/6/2014 7:36:34 PM, by BARBANNA

    We all got ready to race ad almost got the boat in the water when they announced the race was postponed due to high winds. So we went out anyway and sailed for about 4 hours. The winds stayed pretty high but it was great if you have experience. My husband loved every minute. It was a lot of work... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/6/2014 9:43:39 AM, by JLAMING263

    When you choose whether to make or keep a covenant with God, you choose whether you will leave an inheritance of hope to those who might follow your example. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/04/a-price
    less-heritage-of-hope?lang=eng... Read more

  • Day 175 Update: Nature In Action

    10/5/2014 8:27:35 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone! My second “Hello from SparkGuy” email went out to more than 2 million people last night. Hopefully some of them read the Mini-Book and it can help them reach their goals! Today is Day 175 of my 10+ streak and I’m feeling great. Just talked to someone on SP with a 1,270-day s... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/5/2014 9:20:16 AM, by JLAMING263

    We can offer hands to help and hearts to hasten Heavenly Father’s wonderful work.... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/4/2014 7:01:54 PM, by JLAMING263

    We must stop concentrating on our differences and look for what we have in common.... Read more

  • TGIF

    10/3/2014 6:59:32 PM, by BARBANNA

    Movie night so I gotta make this short and sweet. Love ya, have a good one, tomorrow we are in a sailing race, wish us luck in the BLUE PEARL that our boat. Have a good one!!... Read more

  • SPOILER...Scriptures

    10/3/2014 11:24:24 AM, by JLAMING263

    God will reveal truth to those who seek for it as prescribed in the scriptures. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/04/if-ye-l
    ack-wisdom?lang=eng... Read more

  • 10+ Fitness Minutes Mini-Book Launch!

    10/2/2014 6:54:46 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi All I'm happy to give you an early look at the final version of the 10+ Fitness Minutes Challenge Mini-Book if you'd like to take a look! sparkpeople.com/10 Feel free to share this version with anyone who might be interested -- whether they are SP members or not. ... Read more

  • Long Work Days

    10/2/2014 6:26:18 PM, by BARBANNA

    This has been a week of long work days and limited time to Spark. I got home early today prepared to go to Freshman College Prep night but a Guidence Counseler died of a heart attack last night. She was in her late 40s or early 50 so this was a real shock to everyone. I didn't realize who it was ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/2/2014 10:53:13 AM, by JLAMING263

    If we are not careful, we will begin to chase after the temporal more than the spiritual. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/04/where-y
    our-treasure-is?lang=eng#w
    atch=video... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    10/1/2014 10:19:29 AM, by JLAMING263

    ""The Lord especially loves righteous women—women who are not only faithful but filled with faith, women who are optimistic and cheerful because they know who they are and where they are going, women who are striving to live and serve as women of God. ""... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    9/30/2014 10:52:39 AM, by JLAMING263

    Each of us will be greatly blessed if we know the stories of faith and sacrifice that led our forefathers to join the Lord’s Church.... Read more

  • A great weekend!

    9/29/2014 4:01:57 PM, by SAABSTORY

    Well back from the weekend. At least next weekend will be a long one. Taking a vacation day on Monday. Yay! Nothing really planned, just the Bengals game on Sunday Night Football. Yay again. Lol Speaking of games, my favorite college team had a big game on Saturday night. A friend invite... Read more

  • SPOILER...Prayer

    9/29/2014 10:49:10 AM, by JLAMING263

    But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance… John 14:26... Read more

  • SPOILER...Civility

    9/28/2014 1:11:13 PM, by JLAMING263

    The Civility Experiment Learn how civility and kindness go much deeper than appearances and quick judgments. Read President Thomas S. Monson’s full address, “Charity Never Faileth.” https://www.lds.org/media-li
    brary/video/2011-04-008-th
    e-civility-experiment?cate
    gory=mormon-message... Read more

  • SPOILER...Discipleship

    9/27/2014 10:50:49 AM, by JLAMING263

    [The Redeemer’s] sacrifice blessed everyone, from Adam, the first, to the last of all human beings.... Read more

  • Another Good Day

    9/26/2014 7:05:09 PM, by BARBANNA

    My productivity was better today and that includes cleaning up after to sick patients. I feel better about my inability to get my productivity up when I hear that everypne has the same problems. All I can do is try! I don't waste time and I try to streamline everything. I'm getting my exerci... Read more

  • SPOILER...Discipleship

    9/26/2014 9:49:38 AM, by JLAMING263

    Be strong. Live the gospel faithfully even if others around you don’t live it at all.... Read more

  • Chemo-Rad Jane Discovers Herself More and More

    9/26/2014 9:42:23 AM, by HARTINGL52

    I have realized that I am more than my hair which I never thought could happen. Now that I do not have any hair or eye lashes I discovered I really do have a sense of humor which I never realized about myself. I can actually look this cancer and joke about and poke fun at it now and not be terrif... Read more

  • Great Day!

    9/25/2014 7:26:28 PM, by BARBANNA

    Today was so a much better day than yesterday. It did not take much to make that possible as It felt as if there was a planned conspiracy against me. I got up early so I could get to work early and leave early to take my daughter to her guitar lesson. There was road work being done on the interst... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family...

    9/25/2014 11:24:45 AM, by JLAMING263

    We hear it all the time: “The family is the basic unit of society.” But do we, as a society, really think about what that means?... Read more

  • Day 164 Update: Good Trip to Cincinnati

    9/24/2014 8:34:36 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone Today is Day 164 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak. Happy streaking to anyone else out there joining in the fun. Today’s highlight was doing pushups, lunges, and stretching outside. The nice fall weather is here. I had a fun trip to Cincinnati last week to visit with the Spar... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    9/24/2014 10:56:25 AM, by JLAMING263

    Let us never forget that we are the sons and daughters of God, equal in His sight with differing responsibilities and capabilities assigned by Him and given access to His priesthood power. --- M. Russell Ballard... Read more

  • Lonnnnng Day Yesterday and Goal Review Tuesday

    9/23/2014 7:45:38 PM, by BARBANNA

    Yesterday had a long work day and drove 4 hours to and from the work location. Home late, worked out quickly, dinner and into bed. I have another long one tomorrow, so I will be running on empty. I don't mind this schedule but there is little time for anything but the basics. I have two weeks o... Read more