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Monday, March 30, 2015

What You Can Do For Others

What You Can Do For Others:

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4

When you see others in pain and suffering broken in body, mind, and heart you might wonder what can I do for them and the most simple and perfect answer to that question comes from the Word of God and is the first commandment in the Bible to Love. That's what God is all about and the reason Jesus died on the cross for us to be one with God again who cannot touch our sins but through Jesus as a sacrifice a loving one He gave us the gift of new life with our Father God and in return all eternity He will be the Hero and Saviour of the World. Our hearts can be transformed by Jesus' love and we can be a light to others even if we ourselves are still not perfect. God uses the lowly and broken as His vessels to show others just like them; just like me and you their's hope beyond our view and there is true-love like no other, it's possible to truly live without fear not through man alone but through God it's possible! 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Budget-Shopping Meal Plan

Budget-Shopping Meal Plan-

Our grocery shopping budget was $100 for one week of meals. I made a list of meals I plan on making and a shopping list of ingredients needed with an estimate price for each item to get an estimate for our shopping list to make sure it doesn't go over our weekly food budget of $100. I had to edit my food list for the week a couple of times and this is what the finished list was: 

Meal plan-10 Meals for Lunch & Dinner:

Pasta Salad x2 meals
hotdogs x2 meals
chicken soup, bbq x2 meals
homemade pizza- sun lunch/mon left overs x2
meatloaf x1
hamburgers x1

Breakfast/snacks/desserts 7 meals:

muffins & cereal x2
pancakes & bacon x1
sweet bread & fruit x1-2
breakfast tacos (eggs, potatos, vegies on tortilla) x1
scrambled eggs, sausage, gravy & homemade toast x1
oatmeal & fruit w/yogurt x1-2
homemade cookies-dessert
homemade wholewheat bread- for sandwiches/toast

My Grocery Shopping List for HEB could also be found at WMart or Aldi's:
to make sure i was on track i had my list and calculator handy and said a little prayer.

Maruchan Ramen noodles- $3.97     3 cans italian tomato sauce- $1    HB Coffee- $6.68
Dog Food- $7.98                               Bananas- $1.42                             Hot dogs- $1.50
drink packs- $1.98                             5lbs Flour- $1.68                          5lbs whole wheat flour- $1.43
Shredded Cheese- $1.77                    Shredded Cheese- $1.77              Apple Cider Vinegar- .68
Sliced Bacon- $2.98                           American sliced cheese- $1.67    Peanut Butter- $1.49
Cantaloupe- .87                               Beef Skillet Mix 3lbs- $5.27          Choc. Chips- $1.59
Break. Sausage- $1.99                 Corn Tortillas- $1.18                     2-Mac & Cheese- .70
2-Kraft BBQ Sauce- $1.38          Squash- .57c                                  Broccoli- .62c
zucchini- $1.27                            pork & beans 2/ $1                     Raisins- $2.98
Wheat Crackers- $1.98                Grain Penne- .98                        Yogurt- $1.69
Garden Rotini- $1                       Brown Sugar- $1.38                   Thin wheat crackers- $1.25
Plastic spoons- $1                       2-suckers- $1                             Boneless chicken thighs- $5.22
Honey Oat cereal $2.98               honey toasted O's 2/ $1.38        pecan pieces- $2.99
Peas 2/98c                                   green beans 2/ .$1.32                corn 2/ 98
drink packets $2                         tub butter- $2                           breadcrumbs- .75c
ranch style beans 2/ $1.18         18qty eggs- $5.28                   mayo- $1.45

Total Sale: $97.23  items purchased: 60    total savings from brand, sale n in store coupons: $18.72

I couldn't have succeeded on this weeks shopping trip without the help of my best friend and husband! 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Into God's Presence a Prayer by Paul

ephesians 3:12-19

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jesus Loves His Children

Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

Romans 8:31-39New Living Translation (NLT)

Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”[a]) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Shopping Online Addiction

Do you think of shopping online when ur not and do it everyday or several times a week? You like me are probably addicted to online shopping. Have you attempted to handle the problem by cutting up the credit cards more than one time but then end up reapplying for more credit cards and rationalize, "this one is 0% interest and has cash back rewards, ill get payed to use them" Yep and that ended me up in more and more debt. 
The Word of God says, "the borrower is slave to the lender" Proverbs 22:7
How do you free yourself from slavery to credit cards and debt and the desire to buy more, have more, shop more, more, More, MORE.....!!!

I've tried doing it on my own. But, now it's time to surrender that part of my life to God. The worlds financial advisors say never cancel a credit card it will lower your credit score and chance to get more credit, it will also decrease your over all available credit and increase your debt to credit ratio
but I know as long as I have those credit cards open I can access them and I don't want to be tempted to request a new card or to use my card by simply entering the info i have written down. To beat this addiction i've got to completely destroy it's tracks not only cut up the cards, pay off the debt, but cancel the cards as well.

I am tired of fighting this addiction! I want to be free from it, free to not want more, not need more, not have more debt, that will take an inner change of my desires and a surrender to God,
it's not something I can handle or do on my own it takes a supernatural power of Christ,
an inner transformation by the Holy Spirit to put my hearts desires on the Cross. Romans 12:2

I am going to do this today and pray that this will challenge or speak to someone out there.
Blessings in Christ,

Kim Fincher

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