Posts

Destroyed by Sin

Psalm 106

The people were rescued and then turned to sin forgetting all about God. They worshipped idles and lived like unsaved people around them. God was angered yet still rescued them from their oppressor time and time again. He showed mercy and pity on them but they couldn't stay away from sinning and ultimately they were destroyed for a lack of self-control and discipline.
I'm sure we can all relate to these people. Sinning is easy. To refrain from sinning takes practice. Let's choose the narrow path today, the road which leads to eternity not death and destruction.


Daily Words of Encouragement

As I rededicate my focus and my life on Christ, This is my challenge: write one post daily and in one year publish my 3rd book: Words of Encouragement daily devotional.

I am making a commitment to share a Psalm and Proverbs on the website each day and on my Facebook page.

Today's Words of Encouragement

Proverbs 16


"We can make our own plans,
but the Lord gives the right answer."

"Commit your actions to the Lord,
and your plans will succeed."


"We can make our plans,
but the Lord determines our steps."

We should seek God each day to know His plans and to follow close in the way He's leading our hearts and our paths.
Take your time getting to know the Lord. He will direct and guide your plans with His purpose if you listen and let Him lead you.

Psalm 105
"For he remembered his sacred promiseto his servant Abraham.
43 S

That Other Person: Part 1

Image
Proverbs 14:30
You know the one that's involved in every ministry outreach...
I'm not like that other person.  I wish I could be like them. Have the time, energy, and money  to volunteer.
1 Corinthians 10:13
You know the one that goes to church every sunday and wednesday....
I'm not like that other person. I wish I had the dedication and focus, the energy, and motivation.
James 3:14-16
Ecclesiastes 4:4
Galatians 6:4
You know the one whose husband makes more than enough money so they can go to all those church events.
I'm not like that other person. I wish we had extra money and time to get more involved.
See Part 2: Do Not compare Yourself to That Other Person

Shopping with SNAP

Image
My family receives snap which is commonly known as food stamps. This post is to inform you of places you might not know accepts snap.

1. Dollar Tree
2. Dollar General
3. Braums deli dept
4. Aldis

When I shop with snap at Dollar tree many things there are not cost effective or they are actually more expensive than at a bigger grocery store. Most of their frozen items you might only be spending $1 but if you look at the size and portion you are actually paying more for less. I do buy their bigger packs of frozen popsicles, their bread, and snack foods.

Dollar general has a variety of products that are comparative in price and size to grocery stores in their store brand. I often buy their can goods 2/$1, snacks, sodas, chips, milk, etc. A great choice for 10 items or less. I wouldn't recommend for more as their not made for big shopping trips.

Braums is known for their ice cream which is my personal favorite because they have a sugar free line in their deli dept, but you can also fi…

4 Meals with 5 pounds ground beef for under $20

Image
I'm using a 5lb chub of ground beef I bought at Aldi's for $9.99. If you don't have an Aldi's and live in Texas Heb has ground turkey for $1.75lb or $1lb on sale. I usually don't buy ground beef because ground turkey is cheaper and I just started shopping at Aldi's again because they accept snap which we receive. Your price might be more depending on where you live but ground turkey works great if seasoned just right. For this post I made 4 meals using my 5 lbs of ground beef.
Crock-Pot Meatloaf
Tacos
BBQ Bacon Cheese Burgers
Sloppy Joe Spaghetti

I didn't use recipes for these meals. I added about 1.5 of the ground beef to Crock-Pot and mixed with worschire sauce, Dijon mustard, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic powder n seasoning salt. I also added ketchup, Dijon mustard n worchesire mixture on too n cooked on high for 4 hours. That will be served with mashed potatoes n green beans. Any cheap can or in season veggies would work.
The tacos were 1 lb ground beef n…

Failed! 2 Weeks No Spend Challenge

If your joining me you can do it for a shorter or longer period of time depending on your personal goals and needs. My goal is to pay our mortgage on time with the money that I do not spend. As of today our mortgage payment for October due on the first is 24 days behind. Last week I spent $180 between Aldis and Heb and decided I needed to make a change and to stop over spending.
This is day 3 of the challenge.
Day 1: I stayed home and busy
Day 2: I stopped looking at my heb digital app coupons
Day 3: I turned off the notifications for my young living oils group event which were having a sale on oils.
Day 4:  see my post on facebook I didnt spend any $ at walmart!
Day 5: spent a few bucks on boys clearance toys at Dollar general
Day 6: I'm an emotional spender it's an ongoing battle but the items bought were needs pants for my oldest son n both boys needed more shoes, I didn't need boots but they were just $10 n I did need pants n they were just $18 although I shouldn't…

Celebrating Freedom Undeserved Love, Mercy, & Grace

Celebrating Freedom Undeserved Love, Mercy, & Grace March 23rd marked my 8yrs release anniversary. On this day my rose bush bloomed one of the buds. My husband and me counted 8 additional buds not yet bloomed and so he said that's 8 yrs freedom and one to grow on, lol. That's God's love always giving more hope, more forgiveness, mercy, and grace than what we ask for or deserve.  I pray that we can each live like we were to die tomorrow and most importantly live to please God and to serve His purpose and His plans. I'm the least of the least of these and I am not a great or worthy role model of this. What I lack hopefully I make up in persistence, stubbornness, and faith. Don't let anyone, anything, or any circumstance keep you down! Don't be too harsh on yourself; give yourself love, forgiveness, and patience. I hope to hear from you soon! Love in Christ, Your Sister Kim Fincher www.KimFincher.org *Get your free amazon ebooks when you get out  search for Author:…