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  • One - Minute Devotions - The Way to Happiness

    2/19/2017 12:55:26 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - The Way to Happiness Happiness is only found in bringing it to others, and thinking of all folks we meet not as strangers, but as brothers. He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy. Proverbs 14:21 Today increase your gene... Read more

  • Update on Max - 2-17-2017 Pics

    2/18/2017 2:46:46 PM, by PURPLE0906

    This is the cat I took in that was injured and abandoned. He's had 2 vet visits and I will keep taking him to be checked on until he is completely healed. He did test positive for FIV but since no one wants to foster or adopt him, we are keeping him. It will take a while for his wounds to heal so... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - A Prayer for Patience

    2/18/2017 2:23:11 PM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - A Prayer for Patience God, teach me to be patient, teach me to go slow - teach me how to wait on You when my way I do not know. A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated. Proverbs 14:17 Today pursue the quality of forbearance.... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - God's Miracles

    2/17/2017 5:19:01 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - God's Miracles God's miracles are all around, within our sight and touch and sound. Shout with joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious! Psalm 66:1 , 2 Today take time to observe and appreciate God's amazing miracles.... Read more

  • One-Minute Devotions - The Generous Heart

    2/16/2017 7:26:08 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One-Minute Devotions - The Generous Heart In the generous heart of loving, faithful friends, God in His charity and wisdom always sends a understanding and the power of perception and mixes these fine qualities with kindness and affection. Let Love and faithfulness never leave you. Prove... Read more

  • A Change of Plan

    2/16/2017 5:51:28 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I have signed in to Spark People almost 90 days in a row. I have tracked my food for weeks. And I have had some spectacular "fails." Right now I need to reassess. What is working for me? Tracking has worked mainly to show me that I am not making good choices. It has showed me that the food cho... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - God's Help

    2/15/2017 9:09:27 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - God's Help God's help never fails and how much we receive depends on how much our hearts can believe. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Psalm 23:5 Today your heart and cup can overflow... Read more

  • Tuesday 2-14-2017 - Pics

    2/15/2017 5:00:12 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I have not really liked Valentine's day since I was laid off back in 2003. Yesterday I spent the day doing laundry and sanitizing the house. The best part of my day was picking up Lilly from school and having her here for the night. Got 2 short books read, worked on her sight words and she did 2 pa... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - Love One Another

    2/14/2017 7:44:36 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - Love One Another "Love one another as I have loved you" may seem impossible to do - but if you will try to trust and believe, great are the joys that you will receive. The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. Proverbs 10:8 Tod... Read more

  • Winter has been tough

    2/13/2017 9:35:27 AM, by JANNY316

    This winter has been the worst I have experienced in a very long time. We haven't had much bad weather, but I have had 4 infections this season since the last week of November. Sinus infections, bronchitis, ear infections. They have finally decided that medications that I am to control my RA are ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - The Heart's Opened Door

    2/13/2017 6:17:59 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - The Heart's Opened Door Love makes us patient, understanding, and kind, and we judge with our heart, not with our mind. For as soon as love enters the heart's opened door, the faults we once saw are not there anymore. Better a meal of vegetables where there is lov... Read more

  • One-Minute Devotions - Kinder and Wiser

    2/12/2017 5:41:06 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One-Minute Devotions - Kinder and Wiser May we try to do better and accomplish much more and be kinder and wiser than in the day gone before. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10 Today establish a deeper under... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - A Good Attitude

    2/11/2017 4:43:05 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - A Good Attitude The nature of our attitude toward circumstantial things determines our acceptance of the problems that life brings. But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me. Psalm 131:2 ... Read more

  • One-Minute Devotions - Daily Blessings

    2/10/2017 6:15:38 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One-Minute Devotions - Daily Blessings No day is unmeetable if, on rising, our first thought is to thank God for the blessings that His loving care has brought. Praise the Lord, Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 106:1 Today reflect on God's goo... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - The Lifeline

    2/9/2017 12:10:22 PM, by PURPLE0906

    THE LIFELINE Don't ever sever the lifeline that links you to the Father in heaven who cares for you. The fear of the Lord adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short. Proverbs 10:27 Today seek ways to assist God as He continues to care for you.... Read more

  • Perfect spark article for me today, exactly what I needed to see.

    2/8/2017 2:29:43 PM, by KELLY_SS

    I am midway thru the 30 day diabetic challenge and have felt a bit discouraged about my very slow progress. I needed this today and really it would be a great read for everyone here, not just diabetics. www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
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    althy_living... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - Small Deeds

    2/8/2017 2:06:08 PM, by PURPLE0906

    SMALL DEEDS Seldom do we realize the importance of small deeds or to what degree of greatness unnoticed kindness leads. He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones... Read more

  • Still fighting this flu/virus - updates

    2/8/2017 6:23:15 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Still sick, getting really tired of it. Miss seeing my daughter and grand kids but don't want them to get it. Been since Sunday so it's time for it to leave. Yesterday morning started off bad. Woke up at 4 am running to the bathroom. Then my spark pedometer fell in the toilet. Ugh, well guess it was... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions

    2/6/2017 8:03:18 AM, by PURPLE0906

    NEW AWARENESS Thank You, God, for the miracles we are too blind to see, give us new awareness of our many gifts from Thee. One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. Proverbs 13:7 Today develop an abiding sense of grat... Read more

  • ~~Life is Good~~

    2/5/2017 6:32:56 PM, by KELLY_SS

    My brother wears a Tshirt all the time with the saying ''Life is Good'' and I was just sitting here thinking about how I've been doing since I returned to SP and said to myself, just as he would say to me, 'Life is good Kiddo!' Made me smile 41 I've lost some weight. I'm taking part in ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions

    2/5/2017 7:07:52 AM, by PURPLE0906

    NEVER TOO BUSY Never be too busy to stop and recognize the grief that lies in another's eyes, too busy to offer to help or share, to busy to sympathize or care. Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Proverbs 3:27 Today try to identify th... Read more

  • One-Minute Devotions

    2/4/2017 10:50:48 AM, by PURPLE0906

    UNDERSTANDING LOVE Unless we think we're better than the Father up above, let us forgive our sisters and brothers in understanding love. Do not say "I'll do to him as he has done to me; I'll pay that man back for what he did." Proverbs 24:29 Today seek to forgive and forget actual o... Read more

  • A New Year a New Me

    2/3/2017 3:26:08 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Wow it has been a crazy year so far. The whole of January was so busy I did not step inside the gym once. However, I did have a vacation in there where I did lots of walking including a 2-3 mile walk on the beach. Wow was that fun. Now February is here and I am trying to find more an... Read more

  • One-Minute Devotions

    2/3/2017 3:35:47 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Go to God in Prayer We all have cares and problems we cannot solve alone, but if we go to God in Prayer, we are never on our own. A wise man listens to advice. Proverbs 12:15 Today if you feel lonely, invite Jesus to join you.... Read more

  • Emotional Eating - When You Know You've Beaten It

    2/2/2017 2:52:21 PM, by BETHUMZ

    I'm having a really hard time of it. My dad is in the process of going into a nursing home, probably for good... and he's not quite dealing with it well. My mother isn't handling the transition well either. They are both pretty much dumping every thing on me and I don't know what I'm doing... I'm fl... Read more

  • One-Minute Devotions

    2/2/2017 10:31:17 AM, by PURPLE0906

    A Good Day Every day is a good day to lose yourself in others, and any time is a good time to see mankind as brothers. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 Today accept others as they are. When you are friends with others... Read more

  • Getting Closer

    2/1/2017 9:12:40 PM, by BIENKE

    Stitches were pulled today - not fun. When the doctor grapped the pointed tweezers I looked away. He was looking for loose scab. I was always told "don't pick your scab!" Why does the doctor get away with it? Another cast, another 3 weeks sitting on my butt. I watch what I eat and count calorie... Read more

  • One-Minute Devotions

    2/1/2017 4:45:38 AM, by PURPLE0906

    A Sweet Smile When you walk down the street life will seem twice as sweet if you smile at the people you happen to meet! The cheerful heart has a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15 Today let your wardrobe include a bright expression. A ready smile makes a fashionable accessory... Read more

  • About Face!!

    2/1/2017 2:10:39 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I have to share this with you! I've been straying a bit from the beaten path...but have been doing several things which are apparently paying off. This morning I weighed myself....after I got the courage to open my eyes, expecting to see a five pound gain...I was amazed and delighted to see that... Read more

  • Hanging in

    1/31/2017 10:09:00 AM, by SBECKER526

    Caregiving and taking care of me. Bob is slightly stronger. I tracked walking 84.62 miles in January. Still training, spinning, and swimming. Cat, Snaggles, is a charmer.... Read more

  • A Vacation from Moderation

    1/31/2017 4:54:28 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Last Friday I went grocery shopping and I bought on impulse a package of Klondike Bars thinking that since they were wrapped In single serve wrappers I could control the amount I consume. Well. Let me tell you, my hands aren't the greatest but they could definitely make short work out of unwrappi... Read more

  • One-Minute Devotions

    1/31/2017 4:53:27 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Look For The Best If you desire to be happy and get rid of the misery of dread, just give up supposin' the worst things and look for the best things instead. Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding. Proverbs 3:13 Today look for the good in people, places... Read more

  • A step in the right direction

    1/30/2017 8:05:43 PM, by TBFIT2016

    October to January was a pretty busy time with work and holidays, but I did manage to only gain back about 2-3 pounds, while seriously slacking in the exercise department. It's January 30th, I am back and committed to continuing my life change, exploring new healthy recipes and habits, getting my go... Read more

  • Well here's something you don't see everyday!

    1/30/2017 12:59:43 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    Me #1 in anything remotely athletic! In case you can't see the pic, it's my name on top of a 35K Step Challenge for my Garmin Vivofit. Wonders never cease. :D... Read more

  • One-Minute Devotions

    1/30/2017 5:25:16 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Quietness of Mind Give us through the coming year quietness of mind. Teach us to be patient. And always to be kind. I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1 Today develop more patience and value the calm that can be yours. ... Read more

  • One-Minute Devotions

    1/29/2017 8:17:54 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Purpose in My Days Bless me, heavenly Father, forgive my erring ways, grant me strength to serve Thee, put purpose in my days. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. Psalm 118:14 Today serve the Lord by serving others. Avoid self-preoccupation. There are many... Read more

  • Victory over cravings today!

    1/28/2017 7:04:12 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    Today I was craving CARBS... bad, bad, bad CARBS. Pizza, ice cream, chocolate, all at the same time. However, I caught ahold of myself. I got a Zone protein bar ( caramel brownie) and I ate just half of it and I went and got a Coke Zero ( my first diet soda in 2 months). For dinner I'm m... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions

    1/28/2017 6:00:50 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions Brighten your day and lighten your way, lessen your cares with daily prayers. Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 Today pray and you'll find your day brighter and ... Read more

  • Why I will re-commit to myself every day!

    1/27/2017 2:57:34 PM, by SHINING_ON

    Beginning yesterday, I’m back on crutches. Before that, I was walking with a walking stick for several days to keep weight off the left foot. Dec 2014, I broke my fibula and completely destroyed my ankle. By the grace of a good surgeon, I was sort-of reassembled. High and even medium impact ... Read more

  • I got my Daith Pierced!

    1/27/2017 11:09:02 AM, by BETHUMZ

    What on earth is a Daith? You might ask. It's a fold in your ear. It's also contains an acupressure point that some think will help prevent or cure headaches/migraines. Well, I get migraines, lots of them and for the last 2 months I've been suffering with a stress headache that just won't go away.... Read more

  • Update on abandoned, injured cat

    1/27/2017 4:28:50 AM, by PURPLE0906

    First AUNA_CYCLE, thank you for letting me know about the add a link (hope I can remember that, lol). And I know what you mean about people taking advantage of other people. The money collected will only be going for this cat. Yesterday morning, I warmed a blanket up and put it in the carrier. ... Read more

  • Please help

    1/26/2017 7:10:34 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I have been trying to get help for an abandoned, injured cat. Please see the link attached. I have also added an update. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I don't know why the link through spark will not work, but if you copy the address below it should take you to the go fund me whi... Read more

  • A Recovery from Disaster

    1/24/2017 1:51:38 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    This week was a nutritional shambles. I hardly consumed any fruits or veggies...did have some berries and an orange. But ate a whole package of smoked almonds. (That is the LAST time I ever buy those). And a smallish bag of sour cream and onion chips (I NEVER eat chips usually-- I don't even lik... Read more

  • Glad to be in a positive place!

    1/24/2017 10:12:56 AM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    I'm so glad to be on Sparkpeople. Every day I come here and I see my Spark friends that are so upbeat and positive. I'm staying away from Facebook for a while. It's a cesspool of hatefulness right now. I'd much rather be here and tell someone GOOD JOB or send them flowers in a Spark Goodie and ... Read more

  • I'm Still Here!

    1/21/2017 6:13:17 PM, by HMKITTEN

    It has been over five weeks and I am still stuck at 200 pounds. There are several reasons for this, the biggest being that I have not been eating as well as I would like. First there was Christmas and a plethora of key lime pie. By the time I hit January I was just getting back on the wagon when... ... Read more

  • I walked today!

    1/20/2017 5:51:23 PM, by ANGRITTER

    I was still in my pajamas, shorts & a tank top. It's about 80 degrees & muggy. The mosquitos are the size of squirrels, I've pulled sticks & small pieces of trees & pine needles out of my hair & clothes. My walking path is still there, after over 6 months of neglect. It hasn't let me down. I ... Read more