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Louise Redden, a poorly dressed lady with a look of defeat on her face, walked into a grocery store. She approached the owner of the store in a most humble manner and asked if he would let her charge a few groceries.
She softly explained that her husband was very ill and unable to work. They had seven children and they needed food.

John Longhouse, the grocer, scoffed at her and requested that she leave his store at once.
Visualizing the family needs, she said: "Please, sir! I will bring you the money just as soon as I can."
John told her he could not give her credit, since she did not have a charge account at his store.
Standing beside the counter was a customer who overheard the
conversation between the two. The customer walked forward and told the grocer that he would stand good for whatever she needed for her family.
The grocer said in a very reluctant voice, "Do you have a grocery list?"
Louise replied, "Yes sir."
"O.K" he said, "put your grocery list on the scales and whatever your grocery list weighs, I will give you that amount in groceries."

Louise, hesitated a moment with a bowed head, then she reached into her purse and took out a piece of paper and scribbled something on it. She then laid the piece of paper on the scale carefully with her head still bowed.
The eyes of the grocer and the customer showed amazement when the scales went down and stayed down.

The grocer, staring at the scales, turned slowly to the customer and said begrudgingly, "I can't believe it."

The customer smiled and the grocer started putting the groceries on the other side of the scales. The scale did not balance so he continued to put more and more groceries on them until the scales would hold no more.

The grocer stood there in utter disgust. Finally, he grabbed the piece of paper from the scales and looked at it with greater amazement.

It was not a grocery list, it was a prayer, which said:
"Dear Lord, you know my needs and I am leaving this in your hands."

The grocer gave her the groceries that he had gathered and stood in stunned silence. Louise thanked him and left the store.

The other customer handed a fifty-dollar bill to the grocer and said; "It was worth every penny of it . Only God Knows how much a prayer weighs."

He is a Father who will provide for your needs
He loves you with an everlasting love
Call on Him and He will draw near to you!

Member Since: 10/15/2007

Fitness Minutes: 280

My Goals:
I truly want to fulfill God's destiny for my life. In the process of this discovery, I desire a more healthy lifestyle--physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I know I need to change some habits; like exercise more, eat less sugar and watch my food choices.

My Program:
I am eating all to the glory of God, being conscious of what I eat and how I eat; slowly but not focusing or dwelling on my weight. I am drinking lots of water and of course seeking God's direction through prayer.
I am walking but would like to do some strength training and step aerobics as well.

Personal Information:
If you would like a personal relationship with God, then just call on Jesus and pray with me. Your life will never be the same!
Heavenly Father,
I come to You in the name of Jesus. I want to know You in a real and live way. I ask You to reveal Yourself to me and teach me about Your Son Jesus. I confess and acknowledge that I am a sinner and I ask You to forgive me. Be Lord over my life and change my life. I need You and I pray this in Jesus name. Amen.

Other Information:
I am a stay at home mom of four wonderful boys ranging from 18-13. We also have our own business and I do the paperwork. We live on a small hobby farm where I love to ride my horse (who was a gift from God, awesome story). I also enjoy studying the word, praying, writing, small crafts, painting, baking, looking for antiques, teaching & public speaking.

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    HEY BRENDA! emoticon
    3989 days ago
    Stopping by to say "hi" and to see how you are doing. I really like your page decor. Also wanted to share this word of encouragement I received today:

    The Apostle, Paul, penned the following good advice that is still true today, “Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (Holy Bible, 2 Corinthians 9:6, NASB).

    In anything we choose to participate, we will get no more or less from it than we are willing to put into it. That includes our weight loss or healthy living efforts, our Spark experiences, our relationships, etc. The things we value most is what we invest most in. So where is your healthy living falling on the scale of priorities? Your best gauge is found in the effort, study, ingenuity, energy, and time given to it.

    If it is important enough to you, emoticon .

    Cheering you on to victory!
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    4059 days ago
    I'm planning for a great day, even with this respiratory crud. How about you!?! emoticon emoticon

    Oh! Did I mention that If you can dream it, emoticon

    Join me in a dreaming assignment I am doing. Read my March 4th blog, Are you a Dreamer? ...Dream-Walker? ...Dream-Catcher?

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    4083 days ago
    emoticon for visiting my page and for offering encouragement in response to my blog. It's good to know that there are people who are still willing to give of themselves to help others. Thank you for sharing your gift and for being a vessel of blessings! emoticon
    4095 days ago
    Welcome to the prayer walking team. So glad you are joining us! Jump into the threads and make yourself at home. Be sure to introduce yourself, leave us your name, and your birthday-anniversary date, so we can celebrate with you. Now grab a ped if you have one and let's make every step count for Him with eternal purpose!

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    4113 days ago
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