Showing posts from July, 2015

Pray in Faith

“All the things you pray and ask for-- believe that you have received them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:24 (HCSB)
Now I encourage you to go to several bible translations and read this verse and write atleast three translations down. Now, choose the one that you understand the most. Now open that bible and read the full context of what is being said which it starts at verse 20 and is a lesson about the withered fig tree and it goes through to verse 24. This is one of those scripture verses that is used and abused by leaders of churches that like to declare & decree, “name it & claim it”. Let me be very clear right now that's not biblical and it's not Holy spirit filled, nor do I believe that this type of “spirit” is pleasing to God. We attended a church briefly that's main priority was gaining wealth and we were tempted to fall into this trap but the Lord's spirit prevailed and it helped us grow in our faith and in His word and truth and so we fleed from t…

Smoothie of the Day Recipe

Blueberry Green Smoothie

1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
a handful of fresh vegies i used broccoli and salad greens
1/4 cup yogurt
1/4 cup milk or other non-dairy drink like soy or rice milk
3 tsp of coconut oil
1/4 scoop choc protein weightloss powder of ur choice
sprinkle of cinnamon
1 capsule of liquid fish oil 1000 mg (optional)

this was the first time i tried this recipe and it was a bit fishy but the green vegies were a nice touch as i wanted to add some greens. experiment or share your favorite smoothie recipes in the comments.

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How I Started my Day

I had a full 8 hours of sleep last night which is a rare thing with two toddler boys. Praise the Lord! I started my morning feeling well rested and good so I got on the floor and thanked my God and praised Him. I drank 16 floz of cold water with fresh lemon juice in it. I went for a 15 min walk before the crack of dawn that was kind of nerve wracking lol but thankfully their was just enough street lights on that it wasn't too scary, lol. I continued my bible reading on the word study-pure in Titus 1 and 2 reading both chapters and the 2 scriptures that focus on pure are vs 1;15 and 2:5.
I am participating in a 21 day fast track program and group so i took a pic for them of my breakfast which is 1/4 cup of whole oats add water n cook for 1 minute in the microwave, 2 tsps of organic coconut oil, some cinnamon, and 1/4 scoop of chocolate slimquick pure weightloss protein powder and i'm adding 1000 mg oil from fish oil tab to that, i also am having a cup of coffee with whole milk …

Superfoods for a Super You

Superfoods are the best of nature and nutrition with lots of health and nutrition benefits packed into each serving of these all natural, God created foods.

I had a list of top superfoods nutritionist eat daily but I can't find that list here's some that I am eating daily and remember off hand:

yogurt, broccoli, blueberries, oatmeal, cinnamon, flaxseeds, fish, tomatoes

for me i think you need to love your meals to really make it work so I enjoy a simple meal of oatmeal each morning with that I add 2 tbsp of organic coconut oil, and a scoop of weightloss protein powder chocolate flavored, and cinnamon that's it for me i usually would skip breakfast and just drink a cup of coffee so i've changed to include first a glass of cold water with fresh lemon juice for the antioxidant and detox benefits. I eat my oatmeal and then …

How Im Dealing with Anxiety

This last month I've been dealing with some major physical pains in my wrists, my right shoulder and back to the point i finally visited a Dr. As a stay at home mom I am normally under alot of anxiety so when the nurse asked me about anxiety I just started tearing up and then I was asked alot of mental related questions and they had me take an anxiety test. The Dr. prescribed me two prescriptions one was for the pain- Meloxicam which is a nsaid and the other was for my mental health which she was very convinced i have OCD which is obsessive compulsive disorder. So i went in because of my physical pain and was told how to discipline my children and told i have a mental disorder that I don't have. I asked her how she observed this she started explaining to me what it was and I said I don't do these things I was stressed, I do have alot of anger at my children as they do not listen or mind most of the time and they are both very young so lots of energy at 3 and 5 and they are…

Everyone Who Believes

This is mind-blowing to me! I just can't wrap my brain around it....I mean really if you think about the full context of this  two lines of scripture it just makes you go why? and amazing!

"We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are." Romans 3:22

and the biggest thing about this is that's saying anyone who believes so don't judge, condemn, or write off anyone that's what I'm thinking just keep praying and loving and shining so they will believe and experience the fullness of our faith in Jesus Christ! amen. I'm going to keep this one short n sweet! have a relaxing weekend.

Blessings in Christs' Love,

Kim Fincher

Save $500-$1000 for Unplanned Expenses

This is Step 1 of the Baby Steps in the Dave Ramsey Program

We are just starting this step over again and so I wanted to share it with you too. Like always something unplanned always comes up in expenses. Right now my husbands new car has spongy breaks and another dragging sound and he bought it this way I hope that it doesn't cost alot to fix but we don't have our emergency fund set up so we have to just hope it doesn't cost more than what extra we can afford this paycheck. It would be much better if we had $500 or $1000 saved for this kind of unplanned expense. He is saving with this new to us car he traded in his ford f250 truck for this ford taurus car and the saving is 1/2 the gas so $20 a week instead of $40 and our insurance went down from $60 a month to $30 so I think he made a smart choice. I'm considering trading in my Mitsubishi Sport SUV as it averages 15 mpg gas I know that I can get something better than that that…

Build Your Life Around Wisdom

Proverbs are rich with the context of this title I try and read one each day and apply its lessons to my life personally. “Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live; learn to use good judgment. Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return. Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt.
So don’t bother correcting mockers; they will only hate you. But correct the wise,
    and they will love you.
Instruct the wise, and they will be even wiser. Teach the righteous,
and they will learn even more. 10 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment. 11 Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.
12 If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit.
    If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.” Proverbs 9:6-12
Having wisdom and good judgment should be something desired by everyone but I've come to realize this isn't the case. I'll give you an example: I have a good friend who just got marrie…

Words of Encouragement

For whatever the heart desires will be made known by our words, actions and deeds. Faith without works is dead and you can tell a mans faith by his deeds and actions. Even a fool seems wise when he is silent and speaks few words. It's by ones actions that you can examine the intent of their heart. Whatever seeds a man plants he will sow in harvest, if he plants not he sows not. You cannot expect to receive something without working hard, somebody had to do some work to get that food or that money; if it's not you than you are using somebody's resources and that makes you in debt to them rather it be a bank, the government, or an individual. Borrow only what you can pay off in a minimal amount of time with your sweat equity. Do not borrow without planning to work that debt off, this creates a poor mans mentality within you and dampens your faith in God's provisions. It's better to work hard for little than to have much without working for it at all. You can sleep …

Accountable to God

Romans 2 NLT (new living translation) God’s Judgment of Sin2 You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things. 2 And we know that God, in his justice, will punish anyone who does such things. 3 Since you judge others for doing these things, why do you think you can avoid God’s judgment when you do the same things? 4 Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin? But because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself. For a day of anger is coming, when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. He will judge everyone according to what they have done. He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after …

How to double your paycheck

Now I'm not going to tell you how to make double the money you will make at a job but I'm going to share with you how I've doubled my husbands income in resources and consumer goods by working hard and preparing; here's how: 1.Create a budget and stick to it
Use cash only and live below your means example: we give 10% and save 10% from each paycheck so we live on 80% and often theirs some left over be content with what you have use, repurpose, recycle and go without unless u really need it shop at yard sales, thriftstores, and pawn shops first and avoid buying brand-new buy fresh produce in season and stock up for when they're not in season by freezing ex. Corn, berries, potatos, apples are all in season now you can freeze these and they are super cheap right now and have plenty for now and maybe some when they're more expensive so buy the produce that's cheapest now and use that for your cooking not the more expensive out of season items. Cook at ho…

Preparing for His Best:

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jermiah 29:11
Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter. But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up? A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest— then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber. (Pr. 6:6-11 NLT)
Some basic financial math I have learned is 1+1=0, 2+1=1 What this means is if you have two consumer items then you have one for now and one for later but none to spare or to give. If you have three (loaves of bread) you have one for now, one for later or two for you and one to give or extra. This is a biblical practical living skill I wish I could share with everyone and is so…

Headline News

From K.Fincher Family Ministry-Words of Encouragement Page 1 for August 2015

Many major events have been happening lately from supreme court ruling of the legalization of gay marriages in all 50 states to talk of a new currency reserve of the chinese to overpower and weaken or crash the u.s. Dollar to the prediction of end times prophecy saying Obama is the last president before russia blasts an emp and who knows the day or the hour it does get me thinking when I read these thing: how close our we? Should I be doing something to prepare? Their's people all over the world that are preparing for the end of the world, should we as Believers be doing the same? I've prayed about this and the Lord's answer to me is NO not in the way these people of the world even some claiming to be christians are. We prepare by keeping our lamp going with plenty of oil not by purchasing guns, amo, setting up underground housing, buying a years worth of food stock. We are to be a light of hope, …

Cash Only Budget n envelope System

We started this method of Dave Ramseys for paying off our debt last month and in two or 3 weeks of following it we have payed off my husband truck loan by using our savings which we were saving 10% each week. In this way we are saving $150 a month for the truck loan amount. He then decided to trade in his truck for a Toyota which gets much better miles per gallon so that will save us another $10- $15 a week on gas and were hoping the insurance will also be less since it's paid for we are only getting liablility not full coverage like you need when you don't own the vehicle. We had to pay $250 on top of the trade to make it final so now we are at $0 again in savings and will be working at getting our baby step 1 $1000 emergency fund saved up again.

I must admit I fell back into using my 0% interest Chase Freedom c.c. again I'm over 1/2 of the total limit and I don't want to go over the 1/2 mark so I've really got to put that card down until i can get that total bal…

Yard Sale Deals-#2-Summer '15

This week I upped my allowance to $40 with the list to find:
a nice living room chair
some more school clothes

and really just any misc great deals like a hand sander as Im going
to refinish some wood furniture we have as a hobby and any
toys and craft stuff for me and the boys.
cheap summer shirts

Here's what I bought:

black leather very comfy office chair $5 (this was a great find as my back has been hurting and i sit at my desk alot n hadn't upgraded my chair that was given to me so it was a great find)
i did find a living room chair like i wanted but i wasnt willing to spend $30 on it so i passed on that
i bought a few summer shirts for .25c each and some shirts for me for under $1 each and a nice shirt for my husband for $1
black car floor mats 6 for $4
a hand sander $8
can of interior spray paint $1
lego table w/storage and legos $2.50
igloo ice chest w/rollers and drain .50c
round like new living room rug $5
2 long rugs $1 each
large peg board .50c
a childs razor helmet $…

The Benefits of Wisdom

The Benefits of WisdomProverbs 2
My child,[a] listen to what I say, and treasure my commands. 2  Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. 3  Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. 4  Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. 5  Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. 6  For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7  He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. 8  He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him.

The World's Wisdom and God's Wisdom

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

The Wisdom of God18 The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.19 As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise
and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”[a] 20 So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish.21 Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe.22 It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom.23 So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense. 24 But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles,[b] Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.25 This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of hum…