Group Picture

Blogs     Join this team to post to the wall

  • One - Minute Devotions- Bright Tomorrows

    3/30/2017 6:14:19 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions- Bright Tomorrows Every burden borne today and every present sorrow are but God's happy harbingers of a joyous, bright tomorrow. Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs... Read more

  • Disappointed

    3/28/2017 9:20:15 PM, by PURPLE0906

    I put up a short blog tonight asking for prayers/donations for a fellow spark person with a link. I received an email that someone reported i put up this link, guess I should just have asked for prayers. I thought we were here to help each other out but we are not allowed to put up a gofundme link. ... Read more

  • Why, oh why did I do it???

    3/28/2017 11:46:56 AM, by BETHUMZ

    I got my hair cut... and I kinda hate it. I wanted a pixie cut but my hairstylist was afraid to cut it that short. I ended up with sort of a pixie-bob. I have really curly hair, as you can see, but the way she cut it it's wavy near the roots and curly only at the end. I had to fight reall... Read more

  • Chaaaanges

    3/28/2017 7:56:24 AM, by DEUELLX

    Wow! I haven't been on here in over a year?! Crazy... It looks like the last time I blogged I was having health issues and I was moving with my husband. Well, my liver seems to be fine for now. Still didn't figure out what that whole deal was with the crazy fevers and what not. Strange. But I d... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - A Light from Above

    3/28/2017 3:37:39 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - A Light from Above No one discovers the fullness or the greatness of God's Love, unless they have waited in the darkness with only a light from above. Even in darkness light dawns for the upright,for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. Psalm 112:4 ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - Showing Love

    3/27/2017 2:19:32 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - Showing Love God, help me in my feeble way to somehow do something each day to show You that I Love You best and that my faith will stand each test. Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for your love is ever before me, and I walk continually i... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - A Sudden Thrill

    3/26/2017 2:41:25 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - A Sudden Thrill All nature heeds the call of spring as God Awakens everything, and all that seemed so dead and still experiences a sudden thrill. He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs. Psalm 107:35 Today answer ... Read more

  • Coping

    3/26/2017 12:41:07 AM, by SBECKER526

    I read the book, When Breath Becomes Air. My life with Bob is so similar to the book. We are discussing many deep issues. He has been weak and unable to eat. He rallied this evening. He has been on dialysis for 4.75 years. Today I attended a talk and discussion by the widow of the author. This... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - God is Life

    3/25/2017 3:33:03 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - God is Life Every growing, living thing that you can touch or see at spring is but a message from above to say that God is life and love. The earth is filled with your love, O Lord; teach me your decrees. Psalm 119:64 Today respond to God's communication and... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - A Priceless Gift

    3/24/2017 2:19:13 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - A Priceless Gift Friendship is a priceless gift that can't be bought or sold, to have an understanding friend is worth far more than gold. Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. Proverbs 27:6 Today appreciate the tremendous valu... Read more

  • Ups and Downs

    3/23/2017 10:46:37 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Last Tuesday I was scheduled for evaluation but they cancelled due to the storm (snow). Schools were closed so I had Lilly. Wednesday I was scheduled for the consultation for my neck and back but had to cancel due to my colitis. Melissa had a Doctor's appointment with my Dr. on Thursday and she want... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - God is Near

    3/23/2017 3:27:55 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - God is Near God is no stranger in a faraway place, He's as close as the wind that blows across my face. He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out he wind from his storehouses. Psalm 135:7 Today be aware ... Read more

  • The big Change-UP

    3/22/2017 7:09:48 AM, by DETERMINED369

    This week it was easy to change things up a bit. While caring for my daughter I managed to spend a lot of time outside dragging broken branches up to the very large burn pile and raking leaves to burn. I must admit I had a burn pile so big it looked like a funeral pyre 40 but it burned up REAL... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - Springtime Awakening

    3/22/2017 3:08:15 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - Springtime Awakening The God who sends the winter and wraps the earth in death will always send the springtime with an awakening breath. For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life. Psalm 56:13 ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - Tell Him your Troubles

    3/21/2017 6:30:50 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - Tell Him your Troubles God's presence is ever beside you, as near as the reach of your hand. You have but to tell Him your troubles, there is nothing He won't understand. You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with e... Read more

  • weight and stress

    3/20/2017 7:06:43 PM, by LOISALLEN

    It seems like forever since I have written anything!! Since the last time I wrote,we have gotten custody of our 8 month grandson. Life has been full of changes ! I have never had children of my own and to have a now 8 month old has been a challenge to say the least. Now life has settled down some... Read more

  • Could I really help lead a team?

    3/20/2017 9:29:42 AM, by JANNY316

    I have done something today, that I thought I would never do. I am on a SparkTeam that is pretty specific to the type of work I do, and the group has fallen off,but I think it has a place, so I volunteered to help be a group leader for this team. What have I done? Can I do this? Can we get the t... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - Happiness

    3/20/2017 4:24:34 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - Happiness Happiness is something we create in our mind, it's not something you search for and so seldom find. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Psalm 128:2 Today be a messenger of happiness.... Read more

  • I like the change in Me ...

    3/19/2017 12:06:15 PM, by KELLY_SS

    I am really happy with the way I am eating these last 3 months. I am satisfied and every time I go to the fridge or pantry and chose something I know is good for me I feel so good about myself. I like being conscientious about what I put in my body and I like the way it feels to get on the scale a... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - God's Touch

    3/19/2017 4:10:10 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - God's Touch I see the dew glisten in crystal-like splendor while God, with a touch that is gentle and tender, wraps up the night and softly tucks it away and hangs out the sun to herald a new day. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. Psalm 121... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT

    3/18/2017 5:31:28 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT If we try to stand alone, we are weak and we will fall, for God is always greatest when we're helpless, lost, and small. Listen, my son, to your father's instruction. Proverbs 1:8 Today ask God to stand with you. With God at your side... Read more

  • Virtual Journey Day 2

    3/17/2017 11:49:16 AM, by SHINING_ON

    Okay, so I didn't meet my 4,500 steps yesterday. I petered out at 2,397. I'm trying not to beat myself up out how abysmally low that is. I also realized that I grossly underestimated the total number of steps it would take me to do this journey (18,000) because of my Fitbit. But today is a new... Read more

  • Grün, grün, grün sind alle meine Kleider

    3/17/2017 11:47:48 AM, by JERIBERI1

    May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours! Happy St Patrick’s ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - THE RISEN SAVIOR

    3/17/2017 6:22:34 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - THE RISEN SAVIOR In the resurrection that takes place in nature's sod, let us understand more fully the risen Savior, Son of God, Rise up and help us; redeem us because of your unfailing love. Psalm 44:26 Today marvel at the lesson taught by nature on life, ... Read more

  • Update and... A Virtual Journey!

    3/16/2017 3:15:16 PM, by SHINING_ON

    It's been a while since I updated, but I wanted to say that I'm still following my prescribed diet. My losses have really slacked (only about 10 lbs in the last 3 months) but I attribute that largely to the fact that first I stopped being to walk without assistance (crutches) and then to the surgery... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - OPEN YOUR HEART

    3/16/2017 7:00:47 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - OPEN YOUR HEART Just close your eyes and open your heart and feel the worries and cares depart. But my eyes are fixed on you, O Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge - do not give me over to death. Psalm 141:8 Today, as thoughts of God enter your heart, your ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - AS CLOSE AS A PRAYER

    3/15/2017 4:31:23 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - AS CLOSE AS A PRAYER The love of God surrounds us like the air we breath around us - as near as a heartbeat, as close as a prayer, and whenever we need Him, He'll always be there. The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. Psalm 1... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - NEW FRIENDS

    3/14/2017 4:22:31 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - NEW FRIENDS May we try in our small way to make new friends from day to day. A trustworthy envoy brings healing. Proverbs 13:17 Today focus on the priceless value of friendship.... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - LOOK TO THE SUN

    3/13/2017 6:27:24 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - LOOK TO THE SUN Most of the battles of life are won by looking beyond the clouds to the sun. When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted. Psalm 138:3 Today look beyond the clouds and you'll find some rays of sunshine.... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - GOD KNOWS BEST

    3/12/2017 8:36:48 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - GOD KNOWS BEST Never complain about your cross, for your cross has been blest. God made it just for you to wear and remember, God knows best! Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - FAITH IN THE LORD

    3/11/2017 6:53:05 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - FAITH IN THE LORD No hill is too high, no mountain too tall, for with faith in the Lord you can conquer them all. Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. Psalm 62:5 Today repeat over and over. "With God all things are possible."... Read more

  • Doctor's Visit on Thursday 3-9-2017

    3/10/2017 9:57:41 PM, by PURPLE0906

    Well I was at the Doctor's for 2 1/2 hrs. My blood pressure was 100/70, pulse 95. I have never seen it that low. I also weigh 123 lbs. He checked my neck,spine, bone on my butt (seems enlarged on the right side) and i have a planters wart on my right foot, My neck is still very tight and moving from... Read more

  • Moderation

    3/10/2017 5:30:11 PM, by DETERMINED369

    The harder I try the "worser" I get. 198 The moderation theme has me confuzzled!! I try to say no food is good or bad and no food is off limits, but I still constantly obsess about cheesecake and sweets, sausage and bacon. It seems this particular healthy trick is elusive at best. And I know I... Read more

  • Memes with meaning ............

    3/10/2017 11:39:46 AM, by KELLY_SS

    Sometimes these memes say things better than I can. Words are powerful, they give us joy, they touch our hearts, they make us laugh, they make us think and reflect on who, what and where we are, and words teach. Have a blessed day my friends! ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - GOD MADE ALL THINGS

    3/10/2017 4:01:00 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - GOD MADE ALL THINGS Our Father made the heavens, the mountains and the hills, the rivers and the oceans, and the singing whippoorwills. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created. He set them in place for ever and ever; he gave a ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - THE GREATEST RICHES

    3/9/2017 3:55:27 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - THE GREATEST RICHES Seek first His kingdom, and you will possess the world's greatest riches which is true happiness. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. Psalm 145:13 Today when you write your "must do" ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - SEASONS OF THE SOUL

    3/8/2017 5:18:33 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - SEASONS OF THE SOUL Spring always comes with new life and birth followed by summer to warm the soft earth - and what a comfort to know there are reasons that souls, like nature, must have their seasons. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return wit... Read more

  • 3-6-2017 pics - List of supplements

    3/7/2017 12:31:33 PM, by PURPLE0906

    My brother (Donnie) came for a visit with his wife (Sheila), his oldest daughter (Jillian) and her two children (Sawyer and Atticus) from CA for a short time. I was finally able to see them yesterday although Atticus was sleeping and they are leaving today. Was nice to see them, its been too long. ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - GUIDED BY HIS HAND

    3/7/2017 6:50:56 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - GUIDED BY HIS HAND There are many things in life that we cannot understand, but we must trust God's judgment and be guided by His hand. The way of the Lord is a refuge for the righteous. Proverbs 10:29 Today let the direction of your life be guided by God's ... Read more

  • What a Ride this has been

    3/6/2017 2:47:51 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    As I mentioned in my last blog I have lost 175 pounds so far from my highest weight in May of 2015. This has been an experience. I won't tell anyone it has been a cake walk because it has not and I won't lie. I hit my moment of enough is enough after hitting a weight of 390 on the scale. It ... Read more

  • Tiptoe if you must ....

    3/6/2017 2:24:02 PM, by KELLY_SS

    ... Read more

  • Update on Max 3-2017

    3/6/2017 10:23:06 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I have updated about Max, the injured and abandoned cat, below is the link. http://www.gofundme.com/please
    -help-this-injured-cat Pics of Max Thank you and God Bless... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - A CROWN OF STARS

    3/6/2017 6:53:24 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - A CROWN OF STARS There can be no crown of stars without a cross to bear, and there is no salvation without Faith and Love and Prayer. Blessings crown the head of the righteous. Proverbs 10:6 Today with Faith and Love and Prayer as your companions, press on t... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - MEET WITH GOD

    3/5/2017 3:32:19 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - MEET WITH GOD To understand God's greatness and to use His gifts each day the soul must learn to meet Him in a meditative way. How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! Proverbs 16:16 Today make time to meditate on ... Read more

  • BLC 33 Goals

    3/4/2017 9:51:33 AM, by SUZQ45

    1) Lose 10 pounds in 15 weeks. 2) Exercise 5 days a week with 2 to 3 strength training sessions included. 3) Give myself a break. Not every week is going to go as planned. That's ok. This is a journey not a race. 4) Try to eat more vegetables. I don't eat enough. ... Read more

  • The Struggle Against Entropy

    3/4/2017 6:05:24 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    "Steven Pinker recently wrote an essay on how people need to better appreciate the second law of thermodynamics. Specifically, they need to understand that if we don’t actively work to keep chaos at bay, entropy wins. “Closed systems inexorably become less structured, less organized, less able... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - GOD'S WISDOM

    3/4/2017 5:11:37 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - GOD'S WISDOM Trust God all-wise wisdom and doubt our Father never, for in the kingdom of our Lord there is nothing lost forever. He who walks with the wise grows wise. Proverbs 13:20 Today work on eliminating doubt and increasing trust.... Read more

  • Sleep Study Results Are In

    3/3/2017 4:32:00 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Okay after the study I was pretty sure that I no longer had apnea. In fact I was nearly 100% positive I no longer had sleep apnea after about 2 months post surgery. But i received the official results today. I averaged 1 episode an hour of a pause or shallow breathing. That is well within ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - GOD STANDS READY

    3/3/2017 4:14:55 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - GOD STANDS READY We awaken in the morning, wondering how we'll meet the day, not knowing God Stands ready to help us if we pray. The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. Proverbs 11:3 Today call upon God ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - THE HAPPINESS WE GIVE

    3/2/2017 5:07:44 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - THE HAPPINESS WE GIVE We know that life is never measured by how many years we live, but by the kindly things we do and the happiness we give. A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. Proverbs 22:9 Today share a kindness ... Read more

  • Updates

    3/1/2017 6:53:13 PM, by PURPLE0906

    Well I think I am over the flu/virus, cold or sinus infection, ugh sick the whole month of Feb. I started back on my vitamins, started eating toast with raw honey and cinnamon and taking garlic capsules. I have also started taking acidophius to see if it will help with the colitis. Just been bus... Read more

  • These memes speak for me today ...

    3/1/2017 11:35:46 AM, by KELLY_SS

    ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - TAKE UP YOUR CROSS

    3/1/2017 6:19:33 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - TAKE UP YOUR CROSS When your cross gets a little heavy to wear and a little bit more than you think you can bear, remember how He suffered and died and allowed Himself to be crucified. They have pierced my hands and my feet. Psalm 22:16 Today if your cross s... Read more