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How Can I save more money?

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Think you are all out of ideas and still want to save more money on grocery shopping?

Beans and Rice anyone? Yes this is what we're going to be eating to stretch our weekly budget and food.Homemade everything: muffins, cookies, pizza, yogurtonly super cheap chicken (chicken fryers .50clb) no beef, turkey, or fish or other meats. accept for hotdogs and bologna for school lunches.cut the junk food and eating out, no date nights, haircuts, etc, cheese accept the cheapest real sliced cheese and once a month shredded cheese.live below your means now so you can get out of debt and have more to live with and give with.Be Free! Be content with less and pray for those in 3rd world countries who wish they had what you had that will give you a change of mind and heart.Some cheap foods are: potatoes, in season fruits, vegies, can peas, corn, green beans, some frozen fruit n vegies, rice n beans in the bulk, flour (homemade), homemade salsa ingredients, oatmeal, ramen noodles, whole grain past…

Being Debt Free is Possible and it's pleasing to God!

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Do not be a slave to the lender!  A borrower is slave to the lender. Credit Card, Student Loan, medical debt these all can cause us grief, money is the #1 cause of arguments leading to divorce in marriages. Let's put God back as priority #1 and slay the debt devil with the full armor of God!
Most will laugh at you, mock you and tell you that's impossible! Let them. I know that all things are possible with Christ as the Head of my house guiding and leading my husband and my finances. The key is contentment and living below your means. Christ is my strength! Philippians 4:13
My husband finally joined me in this debt-free journey December 2015 he took a 2nd job we saved our emergency fund which is following the Dave Ramsey Program Baby Steps you can learn for free on youtube. We then got a fat income tax refund and used that to pay off our bank loan of $2800 bucks and a couple of other cc debts. We had to use $500 of our e.f. to pay for tires n a new battery for my car. We refil…

In Honor of the Persecuted- Until Eternity

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"Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.12 Rejoice and be glad,because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Matthew 5
Even if I am feeling down and depressed I can think of our martyred family and give thanks and show honor and respect for their faith, their strength, their perseverance, endurance, bravery and love for Jesus Christ. Lord, Let us be used for your kingdom and remember this world is surely passing and is but a small glimpse of our eternity with you in heaven. help us to look passed our selves today and be a blessing to someone, be compassion, loving, kind, thoughtful and a servant leader showing some hope, faith, and love to the lost, lonely, angry and broken souls that are trying their best to fulfill their knowledge of …

You Are Blessed!

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Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him,2 and he began to teach them. The BeatitudesHe said: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,

No Human Plan Can Stand Against the Lord

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God has a plan for us! Even before I knew Jesus as God and the Lord of my life I believe He saved me from ultimate death and prepared me for His plans for my life. He has a plan and a future for my children. My youngest is four and once when my husband was praying and mentioned God our son said, "God, Jesus is God." Wow! to have such an understanding at such a young age. Even after my husband and me recommitted our lives to the Lord we didn't know that Jesus was God; without doing some studying and praying. That leads me to believe:
Proverbs 21:30"There is no wisdom,no insight, no plan that can succeed against theLord."
The Lord gives us a great map to help us stay on the narrow path it's in the Holy Bible and here is one of the markers on this map which will keep us on the Lords path:
Proverbs 21:21 "Whoever pursues righteousness and lovefinds life, prosperity[c] and honor."
Righteousness is acting in accord with divine or moral law, free from guil…

He ordained His covenant forever

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Psalm 111[a]Psalm 111New International Version (NIV) click to read other translations 1 Praise the Lord.[b] I will extol the Lord with all my heart
in the council of the upright and in the assembly. 2 Great are the works of the Lord;
they are pondered by all who delight in them.
3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
and his righteousness endures forever.

Clothed in Modesty and Humility

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"And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do." 1 Timothy 2:9-10 NLT


"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."  1 Peter 3:3-4


Sexual Purity

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see 1 Corinthians 5:9-111 Corinthians 6:9-11New Living Translation (NLT)9 Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality,10 or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people—none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.11 Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. Avoid Sexual Sin!!

Temptation to Sin-God's Punishment, God's Love

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Genesis 3
Please read all of Genesis 3 Chapter before viewing this study.this commentary is for vs. 17-19 from the NLT Study Bible God highlighted his original command not to eat the fruit by speaking of eating several times in these verses. The judgement affected humanity's ability to get food, and it was proportionate to their offense of eating what had been prohibited. The relationship of the man to the ground was now antagonistic as judgement fell on his primary role. He must labor and toil to work the ground, but with diminished productivity. Human sin has broad effects on creation (see 4:12, 6:7, Lev. 26, Deut 11:13-17, 28, Rom 8:22) vs. 21 God mercifully provided more substantial clothing for Adam & Eve before expelling them into the harsh environment outside the garden. Mercifully God prevented humankind from eating of the tree of life and having to live forever in a fallen state. Through Jesus Christ, however, eternal life is once again made available. (see Rev 2:7, 22:…

Fighting Fatigue-Renewing Your Faith

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Matthew Henry Concise CommentaryVerses 7–15http://www.ccel.org/study/Psalm_51:10-12 Purge me with hyssop, with the blood of Christ applied to my soul by a lively faith, as the water of purification was sprinkled with a bunch of hyssop. The blood of Christ is called the blood of sprinkling, Heb 12:24. If this blood of Christ, which cleanses from all sin, cleanse us from our sin, then we shall be clean indeed, Heb 10:2. He asks not to be comforted, till he is first cleansed; if sin, the bitter root of sorrow, be taken away, he can pray in faith, Let me have a well-grounded peace, of thy creating, so that the bones broken by convictions may rejoice, may be comforted. Hide thy face from my sins; blot out all mine iniquities out of thy book; blot them out, as a cloud is blotted out and dispelled by the beams of the sun. And the believer desires renewal to holiness as much as the joy of salvation. David now saw, more than ever, what an unclean heart he had, and sadly laments it; but he sees…

Made Alive with Christ

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Ephesians 2New Living Translation (NLT)Made Alive with Christ2 Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins.2 You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world.[a] He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.3 All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else. 4 But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much,5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)6 For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.7 So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all h…

Pauls Prayer for Spritual Wisdom

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Ephesians 1:15-23New Living Translation (NLT)Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom15 Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere,[a]16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly,17 asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom[b] and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.[c] 19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.21 Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come.22 God h…