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  • 4-24-18

    4/25/2018 1:24:26 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Between the running around I've done the past several days and the vaccinations I got yesterday, I am beyond tired. The wonderful cold and damp we had today did not help. I am very behind in my house cleaning, never mind the spring cleaning I've been trying to do. In the morning I have to pay my mon... Read more

  • Remember

    4/24/2018 7:36:34 PM, by SPEDED2

    School Bus Drivers' Day 150 I would need a much quieter job, like dynamite blasting. Summer Countdown: 57 days 67 379 464 218 "Peace does not come through prayer, we human beings must create peace." ~ Dalai Lama 458 459... Read more

  • Spring brings outdoor exercise

    4/24/2018 4:38:17 PM, by SDOGOO32

    Spring is finally here in the Midwest! My health coach mentioned once that our bodies naturally want to hold onto the weight when it's cold. I understand that, a lot of winter nights when I get home from work and it's dark and colder I just want to climb in bed and snuggle under the covers - no mat... Read more


    4/24/2018 2:38:49 PM, by ANHELIC

    YOUR WILL BE DONE Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:19 It is good to pray about our situations and feelings. Th Psalms are filled with expressions of anger, fear, depression and bitterness, sometimes e... Read more

  • 4/24/18 If you're going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill

    4/24/2018 8:48:11 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge. William Shakespeare Love Quote of the Day There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. Charles Dickens Art Quote of the Day Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty. Alfred... Read more

  • Is the Universe Evil or Does It Just Hate Me?

    4/24/2018 8:35:39 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    I live in a perpetual state of annoyedness (if that’s even a real word—I’m too annoyed right now to bother looking it up.) They always say don’t sweat the small stuff, but trust me, when EVERY little thing in your life (and pretty much every big thing, too) tends to go wrong every day of every ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    4/24/2018 6:46:22 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 24, 2018 BETTER PERFORMANCE For those of us who like to drive, we know there are many parts to a car. When a part stops working, the car doesn’t run correctly. For example, if the engine didn’t work, the car wouldn’t run, right? If you took a perfectly good engine out of the car, the car ... Read more

  • Today's Haiku

    4/24/2018 6:21:57 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #114 (of 365): She pulled back her hair into a childlike pigtail and headed outside.... Read more

  • Ohhhh! I need coffee!!

    4/24/2018 4:12:02 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    I had the hardest time falling asleep last night. Ugh! Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Impromptu picnic... and redecorating

    4/24/2018 2:58:59 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had a totally impromptu picnic with my eldest niece for dinner last night. I am out of picnic supplies though, so we used real china and silverware. She was coming over to walk our dogs together and hadn’t eaten dinner yet, so I offered to cook for her and bring it out to the picnic table for us... Read more

  • 4-23-18

    4/24/2018 1:29:47 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Had my annual wellness appointment. I got two vaccinations, a tetanus with whooping cough and a shingles shot. It was about time for the tetanus booster. I had them add the whooping cough because my niece-in-law is having a baby soon. The doctor also burned off this thingy n my face. You couldn't re... Read more

  • jokes and stress

    4/23/2018 6:59:24 PM, by CANDOK1260

    This is our assignment for the Aspire and Inspire sparkteam: April is Stress Awareness Month. We all have stress in our lives and it’s important to find useful ways to relieve it. Describe 5 or more positive ways you can respond to the stress in your life and keep your own stress levels in check. ... Read more


    4/23/2018 4:36:32 PM, by ANHELIC

    ENTITLEMENT Remember, Lord, how I have walked before You faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in Your eyes. 2 Kings 20:3 Some of us might think that temptation becomes less enticing and our desire to... Read more

  • Finally the scale moved!

    4/23/2018 2:33:34 PM, by APPLEPIEAPPLE

    Hallelujah! I finally lost 1.5 pounds more. It has been a struggle. I fear my stress caused some of it. I have also not been able to walk as often due to the weather and the blisters I got at the gym walking 3 miles on the treadmill. So I was very happy to see the small drop! Now to keep it! ... Read more

  • Why Do I Want to Lose Weight?

    4/23/2018 12:58:53 PM, by REBECCATKD

    Today I weigh about 155 pounds. My maintenance range is 142-146. Why do I really want to get back down to this weight? Inspired by a Sparkpeople article, here is my list: 1. I have about 10 beautiful pairs of pants in my closet that used to fit me but don't now. 2. I'm tired of avoiding dres... Read more

  • Monday

    4/23/2018 12:24:23 PM, by SPEDED2

    National Picnic Day and National Cherry Cheesecake Day It's a bit chilly here for a picnic, but cheesecake can be eaten inside. 4 Summer Countdown: 58 days 67 298 218 379 "Peace does not come through prayer, we human beings must create peace." ~ Dalai Lama 458 459... Read more

  • Another new week !

    4/23/2018 9:11:07 AM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Had a fairly stable week last week. I didn't lose but I didn't gain much (4 tenths of a pound). I did sleep a lot as well. Little progress on the paper, but will work on it. Begun: 4/1/2018 238.2 1st goal: 5 lb 4/3/2018 231.8 (mani-pedi) 2nd goal: 5 lb ( ?) wt 230.2 (will do my... Read more

  • 4/23/18 The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. Alfred Whitney Griswold

    4/23/2018 8:37:56 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. James Thurber Love Quote of the Day Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Art Quote of the Day There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explai... Read more

  • working on trying to sleep better and longer

    4/23/2018 8:19:20 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning- I had two days of marvelous sleep - 8 hours. this is a miracle. I feel like a million dollars. I went to the gym and had a very challenging workout and loved it. My Dh on the other hand looks like he is down in the dumps. I am assuming it is his mother dying. He will not talk abou... Read more

  • Haiku #113

    4/23/2018 6:15:11 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #113 (of 365): The earrings dangle from her earlobes, sparkling bright in the morning sun ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, April 23, 2018

    4/23/2018 5:59:34 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 23, 2018 OUR THOUGHTS It’s funny how we attempt to control our thoughts but fail. Our habits show this to be true. We can want to do better and live right but our thoughts control us telling us we deserve to be happy and comfortable and to continue doing the things that make us feel good.... Read more


    4/23/2018 5:26:02 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    There just aren't enough lunch hours in the day!... Read more

  • What's that smell?

    4/23/2018 3:59:36 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • 4-22-18

    4/23/2018 3:06:50 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Went up to Greeley this afternoon. My uncle Charlie was in town, and Mother invited me to come see him before he went back to Oregon. I'm still tired from running around Saturday, but I don't get to see my one remaining uncle very often. Tomorrow is my regular health preventive appointment. Besides ... Read more

  • Survivor?... or fighter?

    4/23/2018 2:05:13 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have been contemplating lately whether I am a “survivor” or a “fighter”... in my perception the difference is pretty clear. A survivor endures the junk life throws at her ( usually with grace and humor), but doesn’t pick up the struggle and fight to change things. Whereas a fighter, refuses to ... Read more

  • Thank You

    4/22/2018 7:30:54 PM, by SPEDED2

    International Mother Earth Day 432 Summer Countdown: 59 days 67 379 298 218 "Peace does not come through prayer, we human beings must create peace." ~ Dalai Lama 458 459... Read more

  • So Far, So Good....

    4/22/2018 6:43:50 PM, by TSISQUAUSDI

    First, the bad news. My car won't start again, but the good news is it's making a sound that causes me to believe it's the alternator. I'll get it to my mechanic tomorrow. How can I be too upset about a car that has been relatively problem free for the past 10 years? The good news is that, r... Read more


    4/22/2018 1:40:47 PM, by ANHELIC

    BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord. And Hezekiah wept bitterly. 2 Kings 20:2-3 People involved in full-time ministry may find themselves pastoring others through difficult situations and preaching abo... Read more

  • 4/22/18 Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell. Bill Copeland

    4/22/2018 11:52:08 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. Leo Buscaglia Love Quote of the Day Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. Thomas Fuller Love Quote of the Day Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. Thomas Fuller Na... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, April 22, 2018

    4/22/2018 7:17:27 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 22, 2018 MEETING TOGETHER We all like a good get-together. When people we know and sometimes don’t know get together to talk, to share and to eat, it is usually a good time. We learn about others. We find out their needs. And we share a little about ourselves. We strengthen relationships ... Read more

  • Week ending 4/21/18

    4/22/2018 6:30:38 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    We decided to go to Lihue to Famous Footwear to get another pair of shoes for hubby. He found a pair that was really comfy (New Balance), and we had a $10 discount offer. Daughter was pet sitting In Kalaheo so we stopped by and went to Lihue together. He found the shoes that he wanted, and then daug... Read more

  • Today's Haiku -- #112

    4/22/2018 5:47:50 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #112 (of 365): It’s finally here— spring! Better late than never. Time to go outside. ... Read more

  • 4-21-18

    4/22/2018 1:28:29 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I looked at my clock this morning. It was 8am. I didn't have to get up until 9:15, so I went back to sleep. Next time I looked at the clock, it said 10:15. That was the time I should be leaving for my union chapter meeting, not just getting up. I made it to the meeting only 15 minutes late. I wasn'... Read more

  • Can I do it?

    4/21/2018 9:17:59 PM, by JANROLG

    I noticed this week at work that a co-worker who was promoted to team leader like I was has been getting more training than I have. I also found out that I got the promotion by default and not by my skills. This has stressed me to want to eat, but have been trying to refra... Read more

  • Coffee

    4/21/2018 7:57:28 PM, by SPEDED2

    National Tea Day Husband Appreciation Day ~ for those who are married Summer Countdown: 60 days 67 259 379 47 "Peace does not come through prayer, we human beings must create peace." ~ Dalai Lama 458 459 ... Read more

  • Earth Day - April 22nd

    4/21/2018 5:39:18 PM, by EDWARDS1411

    What can you do?? - Plant a tree in your yard. - Turn off the water while you brush your teeth. - Use cloth napkins. - Reuse glass and plastic containers. - Use fabric grocery bags. - Recycle aluminum cans. - Recycle all paper products. - Wash only full loads of laundry. ... Read more

  • Are we acting like Humans or reacting like Mice?

    4/21/2018 4:13:12 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Stephen Covey in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, notes that the human brain is distinct in four ways from that of animals. Humans have 4 mental powers that animals do not have: 1) the power of self-awareness -- to look as an observer of yourself in a particular situation, and of your feeli... Read more


    4/21/2018 4:03:04 PM, by ANHELIC

    A FRUITFUL CHURCH Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4:15 We cannot separate the individual from the corporate, because both are... Read more


    4/21/2018 3:41:22 PM, by SMIDGON

    Emma is becoming a Diva like Lexie was! BLESSINGS JANET... Read more

  • Saturday’s Words to Ponder

    4/21/2018 3:12:19 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Down 5.4 Pounds in 2 Weeks! Happy New Vegans Here!

    4/21/2018 2:18:24 PM, by KALISWALKER

    244 192 55 Happy Dance! 351 Hubby and I are off to a great start in the 5% Challenge. We are both happy with our weigh ins today. I have lost 5.4 pounds in 2 weeks! This month we become flexitarians. A flexitarian is a person who has a primarily vegetarian diet but occasionally eats me... Read more

  • 4/21/18 To win without risk is to triumph without glory. Pierre Corneille

    4/21/2018 12:37:25 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Happiness is good health and a bad memory. Ingrid Bergman Love Quote of the Day Great thoughts come from the heart. Luc de Clapiers Art Quote of the Day Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been. Alan Alda ... Read more


    4/21/2018 10:41:41 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    It's not for the money, nor for the fame, It's not for any personal gain. It's just for the love of fellow man, It's just to lend a helping hand. It's just to give a tithe of self, That's something you can't buy with wealth. It's not for the medals won with pride, It's just for the fee... Read more

  • MIL trying hard to stay alive until we get there

    4/21/2018 7:12:55 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My MIL has this blood disease. She has to watch what she eats due to histamines which can trigger this cell blood disease and she can go into shock and die. We got word that she told the doctors that since she is going to die she is going to eat whatever she wants. Now we get word ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, April 21, 2018

    4/21/2018 7:04:26 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 21, 2018 READY TO FIGHT Most of the time when we want to do something or go somewhere, we get ready. If it is cold outside, we dress warmly. If we are going somewhere for a few days, we pack what we need. It just makes sense to prepare and get ready for whatever we are going to do. When w... Read more

  • Haiku #111

    4/21/2018 6:03:06 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #111 (of 365): Victory, he cried. All I need is one more chance to take on the world.... Read more

  • 4-20-18

    4/21/2018 1:28:32 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    The day started nice enough. It didn't get as warm as I would have liked, but the rain waited until the end of the day. I did a bunch of washing today. Washed dished, washed laundry, washed my hair. I have a union meeting in the morning, so I'm hoping the rain/snow stays rain. We are in for a week o... Read more

  • 4383 Days = 12 Years!

    4/21/2018 12:48:24 AM, by MAMADEE016

    = 626 weeks and 1 day = 105,192 hours = 6,311,520 minutes = 378,691,200 seconds Those hours, minutes & seconds could be different since I don't know the exact second that I signed in for the very first time at Spark People. But they are still amazing numbers, aren't they? And a... Read more

  • jokes and april holidays

    4/20/2018 9:03:09 PM, by CANDOK1260

    By official proclamation of our nation’s governors, April 17 has been designated as “Ellis Island Family History Day.” Under the auspices of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. and the National Genealogical Society, the day has been set aside annually to recognize the achievements an... Read more

  • Another Week

    4/20/2018 7:57:41 PM, by SPEDED2

    Lima Bean Respect Day: What is your favorite vegetable? Is it the lima bean? Chances are it's not. Lima beans always seem to be one of the least eaten and respected vegetables, and today exists to give them the respect they deserve. These are not my words. I like Lima Beans, so they get ... Read more

  • Friday’s Words to Ponder

    4/20/2018 3:36:17 PM, by JUDY1676

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    4/20/2018 2:42:45 PM, by ANHELIC

    A SPIRIT-FILLED CHURCH Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:43, 47 If the church of Jesus Christ is known for things... Read more

  • Dh got all these email yesterday about his mom

    4/20/2018 10:12:11 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning- we already made plane tickets, rental car and hotel. Now we find out that MIL is not taking any meds at all even the medicine that stops the histamine build up in her body. The doctor says she could go as soon as 3 days or 3 weeks, but no later. We will be there not this weekend but... Read more


    4/20/2018 9:27:53 AM, by SMIDGON

    Thank you all so much for all the encougement. I really do need ones that have my back. Yesterday morning while getting my bath, I came the closet to having a total melt down! Today both hubby and I have dr appts. I had a lung exray. I've had collapsed lungs several times in my... Read more

  • 4/20/18 We're all working together; that's the secret. Sam Walton

    4/20/2018 8:59:57 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere. Isaac Asimov Love Quote of the Day A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it. Frank A. Clark Art Quote of the Day That's the motivation of an artist... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, April 20, 2018

    4/20/2018 7:15:33 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 20, 2018 OUR GIFTS If we were to buy a gift for someone and wrap it but fail to give it to them, it is no good at all for them. It just will remain wrapped and sitting in our home doing nothing for no one. That is why – most of the time – we seek out the people we buy gifts for and give t... Read more

  • Today's Haiku

    4/20/2018 6:18:38 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #110 (of 365): Combing her hair, she looked into the mirror and wondered who she was.... Read more

  • Sometimes ya gotta row...

    4/20/2018 4:19:23 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • 4-19-18

    4/20/2018 2:11:42 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I started this and then everything vanished. Don't you hate it when that happens. I'm running late today, but that's mostly because I went out and filled the gas tank. That hadn't been on my work list. My recycling can is almost full and I have been getting more boxes and such to recycle. I'm going ... Read more

  • Definition

    4/19/2018 7:53:53 PM, by SPEDED2

    Bicycle Day ~ great day for a bike ride Summer Countdown: 62 days 67 259 379 376 126 It's been a gorgeous spring day! “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV ... Read more

  • Laughter Is The Best Medicine!

    4/19/2018 5:30:55 PM, by EDWARDS1411

    Did you know that April 14th was 'unofficially' the International Moment of Laughter day?? I didn't and I'm sorry I missed it, but I've read that some people enjoyed it so much that they've taken it a step further and called this "International Laughter Week". Now I don't know how official this is,... Read more

  • Thursday’s Words to Ponder

    4/19/2018 3:28:08 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • April the month of busy

    4/19/2018 2:39:41 PM, by APPLEPIEAPPLE

    My trees are starting to bloom (finally). But we are still in for another cold snap. (sigh) I do believe climate change is real but it might be a more global effect. I have been reading about how the earth was warm during the dinosaurs and then got cold due to lack of sun caused by a meteor cr... Read more

  • pain pills

    4/19/2018 1:52:41 PM, by CAPTAINMORGAN2

    We all need to do something to protect ourselves from the gov't opoid laws or whatever they are called. Once again if you need a pain pill for a procedure where you will not be taking them after you heal you should be able to get them. Are we all considered addicted?? My son had an eye tooth extract... Read more


    4/19/2018 1:09:50 PM, by ANHELIC

    SPIRITUAL GIFTING So in Christ we, who are many, from one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. Romans 12:5-6 It is the same task for us as it was for Paul--to ... Read more

  • MIL had a meal with tomatoes - first time since her illness

    4/19/2018 8:14:08 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; We got word that MIL is eating regular food and loving it. She has a smile on her face. Dh is asking for time off to see his mom b/4 she lets go. She had all sorts of tests and she has a great deal wrong with her. So it is just a matter of weeks. DH & I had a discussion we need t... Read more

  • 4/19/18 No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams

    4/19/2018 8:07:20 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. Oscar Wilde Love Quote of the Day When love is not madness, it is not love. Pedro Calderon de la Barca Art Quote of the Day The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure. Dale Carnegie Nat... Read more


    4/19/2018 7:43:51 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Sometimes you just GOTTA GO ALL OUT and put two sugars in your coffee.... Read more

  • Release

    4/19/2018 6:56:41 AM, by SARASMILING

    I get it! I heard someone say a month or so ago that they released 10 pounds. I was like, "released?" What is that supposed to mean? Don't you mean lose? (Of course I said all of that in my head.) But then the other day out of no where I had an ah-ha moment (as Oprah would say). It's lik... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, April 19, 2018

    4/19/2018 6:32:35 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 19, 2018 LIVING IN THE LIGHT If we own a vehicle, we may have experienced headlights that stopped working. Maybe they got a little dim and made it harder to see at night. Just one headlight being out on a dark road makes a huge difference in what we see, think we see, or don’t see. It’s t... Read more

  • Haiku of the Day

    4/19/2018 6:10:09 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #109 (of 365): He ventured outside without checking the weather into climes unknown. ... Read more

  • Yep!!

    4/19/2018 4:15:10 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    40 420 40 420 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • 4-18-18

    4/19/2018 1:35:20 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Less wind today. So nice to not have the house shaking with each gust. Cleaned up the carport mess. I think I will gas the car tomorrow. I am supposed to go out Saturday. The weather will be cold and rainy with possible snow. Don't think I want to drive in that with a quarter tank.... Read more

  • Hump day !

    4/18/2018 10:59:36 PM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Been a sleepy 2 days. Not much else accomplished. Worked too hard on the paper disposal ;-P Begun: 4/1/2018 238.2 1st goal: 5 lb 4/3/2018 231.8 (mani-pedi) 2nd goal: 5 lb ( ?) wt 230.2 (will do my hair thing the next 5 pounds) My SP challenges: SparkCoach: do... Read more

  • Day 2319- When Opportunity Knocks

    4/18/2018 10:32:03 PM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    I'm doing better about making good choices when it comes to food. Still struggling to accomplish much exercise wise, but Henry is getting more mobile so I'm definitely moving more. Even if it is just in circles around the house. I'm going to do a 5k next week, which is going to be a big blow t... Read more

  • Brains

    4/18/2018 5:55:10 PM, by SPEDED2

    National Stress Awareness Day ~ Lordy, I'm aware! Summer Countdown: 63 days 67 259 379 126 “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV 458 459... Read more

  • 4/18/18 Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act. Annie Besant

    4/18/2018 3:53:40 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day A penny saved is a penny earned. Benjamin Franklin Love Quote of the Day The best proof of love is trust. Joyce Brothers Art Quote of the Day Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts. Paul Gauguin Nature Quote of the Day There are no lines ... Read more


    4/18/2018 3:30:04 PM, by ANHELIC

    A DYING OR DYNAMIC CHURCH? On that day, a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Acts 8:1 God will bless any movement, any churc... Read more

  • just been informed by family

    4/18/2018 9:43:23 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; My MIL has refused to eat her special prepared food for her disease. She has announced that she is going to eat regular food for now on until she dies. She is tired and she wants to eat whatever she wants at the age of 91. DH & I were paying for this special prepared food that was ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

    4/18/2018 6:28:27 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 18, 2018 GOD CAN HELP Ever wonder why when are at our lowest low, things seem to turn around a bit? Ever think about when we feel completely broken or lost and we turn to God, we begin to have hope again? Ever remember God is able to use what we think we aren’t so good at and make great t... Read more

  • Today's Haiku -- #108

    4/18/2018 6:10:35 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    Haiku #108 (of 365): Once upon a time the fairy tale was over. That's all, folks--the end. ... Read more

  • Ever done this?

    4/18/2018 4:14:23 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 I haven't, but now that I've seen this..... 224 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • 4-17-18

    4/18/2018 1:36:47 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    We had wind storm today, gusting between 60-90 miles per hour. The gusts tried to clean out my carport. When it dropped to about 30 miles, I could go out and retrieve my belongings. Until then, I couldn't open the side storm door. I had to lock the front storm door because the wind kept dragging it ... Read more

  • Nothing Like a Day in the Garden...

    4/17/2018 9:02:30 PM, by TSISQUAUSDI

    Yesterday and today were cool, lower '70's, and cloudless. I let the girls help me clear some things yesterday and gave the their last free day in the garden area. Time to plant! I'm letting the greens continue to grow for as long as they will without interfering with my new plantings. That ... Read more

  • Breaking News

    4/17/2018 1:01:48 PM, by SPEDED2

    Income Tax Pay Day. Private jets and private office phone booths are very expensive! Summer Countdown: 64 days 67 259 379 376 The sun is shining today and the temperature is in the mid 50s. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re no... Read more


    4/17/2018 11:40:14 AM, by ANHELIC

    COMFORTED TO BE A COMFORTER So that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves received from God 2 Corinthians 1:4 Paul says we experience God comforting us in our suffering, not only to benefit ourselves but so that the com... Read more

  • I'm 55 tomorrow, be warned world, I'm breaking out!!!

    4/17/2018 9:21:33 AM, by READY2LIVE85

    Tomorrow is my 55th birthday, and I'm feeling like so blah. When did it all change? I read my previous blogs, and they are so full of life, excitement, and hope. Today, I am blah.... My life changed so much, so fast. My dear hubby semi-retired, and I feel like he follows me ever... Read more

  • 4/17/18 The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax. Albert Einstein

    4/17/2018 8:32:33 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. P. J. O'Rourke Love Quote of the Day What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. Pearl Bailey Art Quote of the Day A work of art is a world in itself reflecting sense... Read more

  • got a status on my neighbor

    4/17/2018 7:59:03 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; yesterday I got a call from my neighbor. she is the one whose husband has Parkinson's. I did not get what I expected - I thought she would be crying and upset. She put her husband in a care facility. I knew there was an ambulance about 3 weeks ago. Her husband would lay on the ... Read more

  • The Missing Piece (Or, Why I Love to Shop)

    4/17/2018 7:04:17 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    I’m not a hoarder or a shopaholic. Before I go any further, I need to establish that right up front. I’m neither of those things, but I admit, I CAN understand the impulse. See, I do love to shop. But it’s not about spending money or being materialistic or wanting to keep up with some mys... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    4/17/2018 5:47:18 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 17, 2018 WHEN WE ARE WEARY There are times in our lives when we are tired. We are so tired that we just don’t want to go on any longer. We want to give up. We want to rest. However, we weren’t created to give up. We were created to do great things. So when we are weary and want to give u... Read more


    4/17/2018 5:28:48 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Many people walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints on your heart. --Eleanor Roosevelt... Read more

  • Change takes time...

    4/17/2018 4:09:47 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more