Monday, October 18, 2010

With a little help from a friend

I cut this coupon from Sunday's paper (10-17). There was a mix-up on my part but with help from a great couponer friend, LeAne, she straightened me out and I walked out of Walgreens with 6 bottles of Men's Nivea Bath soap. They are normally priced at $5.99 each. They were on sale at 2/$5. I used a coupon for $3 off. I only paid the tax. The subtotal was 36.94 but I only paid $1.16. SWEET!!

I printed off two coupons for $2 off Quaker Oats Oatmeal. They are $2.54 at Walmart. I picked up 2 for .54 each.

I printed 2 coupons for $2 off Hungry Man Dinners. They are $2.38 at Walmart. So I paid only .38 each. Yeah!!
This is really addicting saving money like this. I am having such a good time. Thank you Lord for helping me save my family money!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

CVS Fun!

The subtotal was $26.93
I went to Walmart and had coupons for the Gain dish soap $1 off (97cents each) I then purchased a candy bar (50 cents) so I could go over. Total including tax .68.
I went to CVS and scanned my card. I got a coupon for the Candy Corn (free) and spend $15 and save $5 off your order.
The Glade candles were $4.19 each, I had two coupons for B1G1 free plus $1.50 off when you buy two.
The Dawn soap was on sale for 97 cents. I used my $1 off coupons on them.
The female things ($1.49 each) I had a $1 off.
The Sierra Mist $1.49 no coupon :( but it was for my sicky son so I have to take care of him :)
Total at CVS OOP including tax $1.91!!
Thank you God for allowing me to find these good actually GREAT deals!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

How much can $1 buy you today?

I stopped at Smith's where I can usually find the Mentos Gum for $1 (normal price is anywhere from $1 to $1.39) and sure enough they were a $1! I had a coupons (eight of them really) from Sunday's paper (10/3). I picked up the gum for free!!. The cookies were normally on sale for $2.39 and they were on sale for $1. I used a coupon from Sunday's paper and saved $1 on two making them .50 each! I thank God for such good deals!!

I had a coupon for buy one milk and bag of cookies and get one bag of cookies free. I used with that coupon two coupons for $1 off a bag of cookies. Plus I downloaded coupons onto my smith's card and got another $1 off two bags of cookies. I had a coupon for $1.50 off the Sweet Moments candy. Also another $1 off downloaded onto my card. I saved $9.56 and spent $2.56!

I scanned my card at CVS. They gave me 6 coupons. One was for $1 off two Aussie products. I had 2/$1 off coupons. Plus the gave me $1.50 in CVS bucks called ECB's. When all the coupons were scanned they ended up taking an extra $1 off and I only paid .85 including tax for both! I saved over $8.00!!

I also purchased a Bounce Bar for the dryer for .79!

I really get a high off of finding these deals. It is fun to see God still go beyond what I plan for. I am very thankful to God I am addicted to this and not gambling or something!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bible in 90 Days Final Comments

What an experience this was to be apart of. I have not blogged my way through the Bible before and I gained so much from this read through. I was able to complete this read through in 85 days. Once I was getting closer to the end it was hard to just read one day at a time.

It was also done at a really good time in my life. This 90 day read through kept my focus on what was important and I was not easily distracted.

I thank God for preserving his word in the King James Bible.

I am very grateful I did this. It was well worth it for me. If you have not read your bible from cover to cover you should try it at least once in a year. If you are up to the challenge you could try it in less time. It is all good and you will learn so much.

The End ~ Day 88

Today's reading Revelation 18:1 - Revelation 22:21

"And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever." Rev. 20:10 KJB

I love the way this book ends. I love how God takes care of his own. I love how Jesus is King. I love how Satan is thrown into the lake of fire, FOREVER!!

It makes me want to do more for my Lord. It makes me want to try harder to tell others about God's free gift of Heaven.

Judgement ~ Day 87

Today's reading Jude 1 - Revelation 17:18

"But I have a few things against thee," Rev. 2:14a KJB

I believe God put these judgements here for us to learn from. So when we get to our judgement we will have done better.

I am thankful that God is my judge. I am on His side and I am proud to be a Christian.


The two bottles of Xtra detergent I got at CVS. I scanned my CVS card and I got several coupons. One of them was $2 off Xtra laundry soap. They were on sale for $2 each so it was free. When I came back another day I scanned my card again and I was given another of the same coupon. So I picked up another one.

The Tide stain release spray was $3.99 each. I had a coupon for $3 off and then Target had a coupon for $1.50 that I could use together. I had two of each coupon so the Tide sprays were free.

The samples I got a Target. I just made sure my coupons did not say " excluding trial size" on them.

Target has a really good selection of Travel size products.

A New Life ~ Day 86

Today's reading James 3:13 - III John 14


I once was lost in sin but Jesus took me in
And then a little light from heaven filled my soul
It bathed my heart in love and it wrote my name above
And just a little talk with my Jesus made me whole

Have a little talk with Jesus tell him all about our troubles
Hear our fainted cry answer by and by
Feel a little prayer wheel turning know a little fire is burning
Find a little talk with Jesus makes it right

Sometimes my path grows drear without a ray of cheer
And then a cloud of doubt may hide the day
The mists of sin may rise and hide the starry skies
But just a little talk with Jesus clears the way

I may have doubts and fears my eyes be filled with tears
But Jesus is a friend who watches day and night
I go to him in prayer he knows my every care
And just a little talk with my Jesus makes it right

We have a new life, a second chance when we ask Jesus to come into our hearts and forgive us for our sins. That is such great news. We are not in bondage any more. We are free to live for Christ. Thank you God!

Great Salvation ~ Day 85

Today's reading Hebrews 1:1 - James 3:12

"How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;" Hebrews 2:3 KJB

Not in this lifetime will we comprehend all that we were gifted by God when we accepted Jesus as our Saviour. All we can do is show people by our life how God is so good to us. We are going to be so amazed when we get to heaven. It will be so much more then we thought.

Great Gain ~ Day 84

Today's reading I Thessalonians 1:1 - Philemon 25

"But godliness with contentment is great gain." I Timothy 6:6 KJB

As I read these verses God is trying to teach how to treat the people in our lives. How to take care of the weak and widowed. How to look for a deacon or a pastor. How women should act when they are young and also when they are old.

In all this we need to be godly and content. Now a days contentment in very hard to find but God knows what is best for us.

Help me to reach out to others and be content with the place that the Lord has put my life.

Train up a Child ~ Day 83

Today's reading Galatians 3:26 - Colossians 4:18

"Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged." Colossians 3:21 KJB

All these verses about righteousness in Jesus Christ and not the law. The law is a curse. There is no hope in the law. Our only hope is Jesus.

More verses about loving one another and how to get along and to be kind. Fathers to not provoke their children to anger. Well, I can only speak as a mother that in one area I have seen recently where children were provoked to anger and boy, was it ever discouraging.

As I take my children pretty much every were I go they hear me talk and are listening to me even when I do not think they are. If I give the impression through my words or my actions that someone is undesirable then my children will be hesitant and withdrawn toward them.

After a couple of months of being gone, we went back to our old stomping grounds and my children went running into the building excited. I was so proud of them as they went in looking for friends we had not seen in a while. But by the time we got back into the car they were less cheerful and what was suppose to be a glad reunion instead had the feeling that they had not been missed at all.

We provoke our children to anger by shunning people and not being kind. We provoke our children to anger by one day speaking to a family and then the next running from them at the store.

Heaven may be a little awkward for some when they see who got in but I want to raise my children to be greeters at heaven's door, thankful for who ever is coming in. That thought process will have to start here when my children are young. As my children watch how I treat people I need to be very careful.

O be careful little ears what you hear...

Justified ~ Day 82

Today's reading I Corinthians 15:1 - Galatians 3:25

"But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith." Galatians 3:11 KJB

How are you justified? Is it because you follow the rules and wear a dress and go to church and not a bar? Are you justified because you know scripture verses by heart and read the bible through every year? Are you justified because you use the King James Bible and not the NIV? If you are thinking your works make you justified in Christ than you are still under the curse of the law.

We are justified by faith through Christ Jesus. All those things you do that are good keep doing because even people who do not know God know the benefits of good behavior. But you are heirs with Christ and justified by your faith not by your works.

Thank you God for that because how much good would you have to do to be justified? Remember it is all Jesus. The beginning and the end.

Monday, September 27, 2010

People Skills ~ Day 81

Today's reading Romans 15:1 - I Corinthians 14:40

"We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves." Romans 15:1 KJB

We are to bear the infirmities our friends have. Help them through while showing them Jesus. Whether they need to get saved or back into fellowship with God.

We are not to be puffed up. We are to guide others toward Christ. Let God judge them when it is time, then everyone will praise the Lord (I Corn. 4: 4-5 KJB)

It is all about working well with others. How to lead some one to Christ for salvation is the main focus for all that we do. Is what I am doing or how I am treating someone, is that going to draw them closer to Christ or keep them away? I want God to use my life to draw others toward him.

Right, Respectful, and Righteousness ~ Day 80

Today's reading Acts 28:17 - Romans 14:23

"For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ." Romans 5;17 KJB

Wow, I sure have a lot to say about these 14 chapters. It is all about making sure your heart is right. That the inside is cleaned and right with God. That is more important then what you look like. (Romans 2:29) Righteousness is not something we can attain, it is a gift from God. It is Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:17)

Doing right does not make you righteous. There are perks for right living and God is pleased that we choose to do right but Jesus is our righteousness (Romans 5:17).

Being respectful in how we dress or how we act does not make you righteous. Though there are perks when you respect yourself and others. It does not make you righteous. Jesus makes us righteous.

What does righteousness mean to you? Is it a stick you use to beat our sisters in Christ or our lost friends with when we see they do not have the same standards as you or I do? "What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?" I Corn. 4:21 KJB

Do I want my own righteousness or do I want God's righteousness? "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God." Romans 10:3 KJB

The Bible says righteousness is Christ. "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." Romans 10:4 KJB

Help me be humble and guide others to Christ but also when I fall astray or my friends fall astray help me to still show them the love of Jesus. That is when we need to see the mercy, love, and grace of God.

Power ~ Day 79

Today's reading Acts 16:38 - Acts 28:16

"To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." Acts 26:18 KJB

Everyone wants it and those who have it want more. Power. The Bible says here that Satan has power and God is going to get that power.

I know how the story is going to end. Satan will lose all power and God Almighty will have it all. I praise the Lord that I am on the winning side.

Scattered ~ Day 78

Today's reading Acts 6:8 - Acts 16:37

"Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word." Acts 8:4 KJB

Under great persecution the people scattered but they also spread the gospel as they went. They were able to speak to people that they would not have had the opportunity to speak with had they not been on the run.

God will have his word going out to people. In this case, I see God had chose to put a little fire under their feet to get the job done in more areas.

Expect the Unexpected ~ Day 77

Today's reading John 15:18 - Acts 6:7

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33 KJB

Jesus came to earth and he had a plan. He lived on this earth as a human but people did not hear him that way or see him that way. In this verse, Jesus told us to expect tribulation but then to expect the unexpected because he had overcome the world.

John 17:9 says we may have expected Jesus to pray but did we expect him to pray for us? Jesus was expected to come as the messiah but he was not expected to come as our friend.

It seems to me when it comes to what God is going to do in my life I need to expect the unexpected.

Love One Another ~ Day 76

Today's reading John 6:1- John 15:17

"But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done." John 11:46 KJB

Jesus spoke to the people all over and had so much to say to help them here and also how to go to heaven. He did so many miracles of feeding the masses and also healing.

Some believed but some went away with anger and resentment of the things Jesus was doing. Jesus, the perfect man, public speaker, and doctor but some still found fault in him.

We as fellow sinners, there is nothing perfect about us and it does not take long at all to find fault in each other but in John 15:17 Jesus commands us to love one another.

Let us look for the good in people. Let us show love as Jesus would want us to.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Understanding ~ Day 75

Today's reading Luke 20:20 - John 5:47

"Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures." Luke 24:45 KJB

When I begin reading my Bible I start out by praying that God would give me something out of his Word. Well, This verse makes me think that there maybe things that God needs to show me that I just would not automatically read with out his guidance. I think of it like a treasure hunt. I never know what I may find!

Hear God ~ Day 74

Today's reading Luke 10:1 - Luke 20:19

"Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him." Luke 11:54 KJB

As Jesus spoke the scribes and the Pharisees were listening to everything he said. They even asked a lot of questions just to find something in his answer to catch him in something they could use against him.

Jesus spoke in the church everyday. He was speaking with people all the time and these men only wanted to hear a mistake.

When I read my Bible I want to have an open heart that will hear all that God has for me. The good and the bad because it will make me a better person for him to use.

What are your catching out of Jesus' mouth?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Strange Things ~ Day 73

Today's reading Luke 2:1 - Luke 9:62
"And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day." Luke 5:26 KJB

As the people watched Jesus heal this man they were very perplexed. They were amazed, though they praised God but then they were fearful and thought his actions were very strange.

Maybe they wanted to believe Jesus yet they did not want to go against the Pharisees. They allowed who they considered "men of God" to keep them from knowing who Jesus really was.

Do not let any one or anything stand between you and God. If what you are hearing does not line up along with the Bible then you need to stay with your Bible. Stay with what God says. The Bible says these people were fearful. Does your fear of going against the grain keep you from knowing Jesus? Are his works to strange for you to get a closer look? I hope not.

Watch ~ Day 72

Today's reading Mark9:14 - Luke 1:80

"And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch." Mark 13:37 KJB

Jesus was speaking to a few of the disciples about what they should expect to happen. A lot of fighting and persecution will happen. There will be signs to look for that should not surprise them. They will need to pay attention. They will need to watch.

Even today, two thousand years later, we also need to pay attention and keep our focus on what God has for us to do. The goal is to spread the gospel to every nation (13:10). So if we keep that as the most important thing then the other things might not so easily distract us.

Miracles ~ Day 71

Today's reading Matthew 26:57 - Mark 9:13

"For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened." Mark 6:52 KJB

Jesus had just approached the boat by walking on the water and then calming the storm. By Mark's account the disciples were " sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered." Mark 6:51 KJB. The Bible states that they had a hard heart even though they were hanging around Jesus and watching him do all these miracles.

We can be doing the right things, hanging around the right crowd and still have a hard heart. How does that happen? Come on, how do you hang around Jesus and still not get what he is trying to accomplish?

Pride-Maybe they felt like they already knew what he should be doing. Peter does rebuke him when he says he needs to die and be resurrected in three days.

Unteachable-Maybe they felt they knew enough already. Jesus was just a carpenter's son with no real formal religious training.

Busyness-Were they too busy doing for God they did not take the time to see God and consider what he really wanted to accomplish while he was here.

Whatever it was, I need to learn from them and try to keep my focus on what my goals are and not be prideful or unteachable or to busy that I do not see the miracles that God is doing in my family and in my life right now today. I need to have a soft heart.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Offenses ~ Day 70

Today's reading Matthew 16:1 - 26:56

"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea." Matt. 18:6 KJB

Jesus did not go out of his way to offend people. In the case of Matt. 17:27 Jesus found a coin and paid the tax. Jesus tells us in Matt. 18:7 that offenses will come but woe unto the person by whom those offenses come. Basically you do not want to be the one offending people.

When it comes to defending children and God's house he did not care who he offended. Those were precious things to him.

I need to choose my battles wisely and make sure I am a good example for my kids on when it is time to fight and when it is not our time to fight. I need to make sure I do not offend the things that are precious to God.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Honey!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful day!! I love you!!

Son of God ~ Day 69

Today's reading Matthew 5:1 - Matthew 15:39

"What manner of man is this?" Matt. 8:27 KJB

The disciples, the men we so admire, still did not have a clue who they were following. Talk about faith! They left their family and livelihood to follow this man Jesus and little did they know what they would be in store for. They watched him heal the lepers and the maimed. They watched him calm the storm and feed the multitudes.

Then the disciples were caught in another storm and Jesus came walking on the water to them. When Jesus gets to the boat with Peter, the disciples have a more clear picture of who Jesus is. "Of a truth thou art the Son of God." Matt. 14:33 KJB

Jesus wants us to learn of him (Matt. 11:29). We can do that by reading our Bibles. Then our image of who God really is will become more and more clear.

Yet ye say ~ Day 68

Today's reading Zechariah 11:1 - Matthew 4:25

"I have loved you, saith the Lord, Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? " Malachi 1:2 KJB
All through Malachi the Lord is making a statement of how things really are and Israel comes back with a question of where? or how? or when?

As I read through my King James Bible I need to be ready for what the Lord has to say to me and examine my heart. Not question or defend myself because it is really my sin I am defending.

Let the word of God cleanse you to make you more and more like Jesus and less and less like the world.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Grace ~ Day 67

Today's reading Habakkuk 1:1 - Zechariah 10:12

"For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of hosts, and I repented not: So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not." Zech. 8:14,15 KJB

God had said quite a bit of what Israel deserves because of her sin but still he wants to hold back and not punish this generation for the sins of their fathers. He is not quick to punish as some of us have been lead into believing.

Grace, Grace, God's grace...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Judgement Day ~ Day 66

Today's reading Amos 9:11 - Nahum 3:19

"Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him." Nahum 1:6 KJB

Today's reading is a lot about God taking care of business with his enemies. At least when we read about the city of Nineveh, we see they had the wisdom to repent before it was to late.

"The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him." Nahum 1:7 KJB

God also knows who trusts him. I need to stick with God, not just on Sundays or when I am around Christians but on a daily basis through prayer and bible reading.

Seek God ~ Day 65

Today's reading Hosea 13:7 - Amos 9:10

"Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken." Amos 5:14 KJB

No matter what is going on in the world I still need to be doing what I know is right. I need the Lord to bless my life. I need his guidance.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Chastening ~ Day 64

Today's reading Daniel 9:1 - Hosea 13:6

"Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up." Hosea 6:1 KJB

The Lord loved Israel so much that he was doing everything to get them back. they wanted other gods, they wanted their own king. They were never satisfied. In this verse it shows us that he even tore them and smittened them. That he will also heal them and bind them up. God will come after his children. He will not forsake them even in their sin.

My sin does not please God and he will use measures to make my life unpleasant until I turn to him again. When I sin I need to get back with God.
Thank you Lord for showing me by your word that you love me more than I can even understand. Help me to get right with you quickly when I fall away.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Steadfast ~ Day 63

Today's reading Ezekiel 47:13 - Daniel 8:27

"So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian." Daniel 6 :28 KJB

Daniel was taken captive and brought to a strange land with strange customs. The king at the time was Nebuchadnezzar. Then the king was Belshazzar, then it was Darius and then Cyrus. No matter if the law stated to worship God or not Daniel just kept doing what he knew God wanted him to do. He was steadfast in his belief.

I am at a new church. The important things are the same as my former church but some of the preferences about godly living are different. Am I going to change how I live because it is no longer required of me by man or am I going to do what I know God would have me to do in my life?

Like Daniel, I want to follow the Lord God Jehovah no matter what man may say. I want to be steadfast like Daniel.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Right on, Target!

This was a surprise because I only went to Target because my daughter recieved a gift card for Target for her birthday. But I went with coupon book in hand and check out the clearance they had. I paid $1.42 for everything. That was sure a pleasant surprise from my Heavenly Father. I just love these things!

God's Name ~ Day 62

Today's reading Ezekiel 36:1 - Ezekiel 47:12

"Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went." Ez. 36:12 KJB

God was trying to clean up his own name because of what the Israelites had done. As they went around and had done wickedly they were not only making themselves look bad, they were also making God look bad among the heathen. When we do wrong and then tell people we are Christians it makes God look bad. We have his reputation to uphold.

There was an article written in the Wall St. Journal that quotes the CEO of Google as saying, "Mr. Schmidt is surely right, though, that the questions go far beyond Google. "I don't believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time," he says. He predicts, apparently seriously, that every young person one day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends' social media sites."

The world does not even put a value on your family name, much less on what we are doing to God's name when we act inappropriately as Christians.

How can we lead others to Christ if we are living a life full of sinful choices? People need the Lord. Does your life, does my life, reflect who God really is?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Desire of Your Eyes ~ Day 61

Today's reading Ezekiel 23:40 - Ezekiel 35:15

"Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down." Ez. 24:16 KJB

The Lord took away the desire of Ezekiel's eyes. We know that God killed his wife. That was the desire of Ezekiel's eyes, his wife. Even with all the wickedness going on around him he still was faithful to his wife.

How about us? If God took away the desire of your eyes, would it be your husband? Would it be your kids or would it be another woman's husband? Or would it be your shoes or your computer or your clothes?

Do we have our priorities in the right order? As a Christian we can start with God then our husband then our family and go from there.

Where is the desire of your eyes?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sad Day ~ 60

Today's reading Ezekiel 12:21 - Ezekiel 23:39

"Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad." Ez. 13:22 KJB

God is making it very clear that he does not want people messing with his own people. He goes so far as letting them know he does not want his people sad.

It is hard to comprehend that the God of this universe cares when I am sad. That is just amazing!

Am I making another Christian sad? I had better get it right!

Hope Day ~ 59

Today's reading Lamentations 2:1 - Ezekiel12:20

"This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not." La. 3:21,22 KJB

With all the foretelling of destruction on Israel, it is amazing how they still realized there was hope.

No matter how bad things may get, we still have hope in Jesus. Without him we have no hope at all.

Good Shepherds ~ Day 58

Today's reading Jeremiah 48:1 - Lamentation1:22

"My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace." Jeremiah 50:6 KJB

I have a friend who has had an epiphany in her spiritual life. She has just realized that she does not have to work to get approval from God. She knew she did not have to work to get saved but she thought she had to work for God to like her.

I am not sure if she was taught this at church or not but according to this verse it would not have been the first time a shepherd or pastor has led his flock astray.
Going to a church, a good church is not as easy as it may seem. It is a decision that should be done bathed in prayer and not flippantly.

Praise the Lord for men of God who pastor God's people the way the Lord would have them.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Godly Teaching ~ Day 57

Today's reading Jeremiah 33:23 - 47:7

"And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you: Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me for ever." Jeremiah 35:18,19 KJB

The house of the Rachabites were obeying what they had been taught from their fathers. They knew what to do and they did it. They were blessed for it.

As I raise my children there needs to be godly things that I teach them that I have been taught as I read my Bible and grow in the Lord. I need to pass that down to them not only verbally but by example. Godliness is better caught then taught, as the saying goes.

Let us give our children a godly heritage!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

God's Word ~ Day 56

Today's reading Jeremiah 23:9- Jeremiah 33:22

"And the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah saying." Jeremiah 33:19 KJB

Jeremiah was God's prophet and he was trying to convince the Israelites that what he was saying was true. He had two obstacles though:

1. The news he was telling them was not good news. They had to go to Babylon and be in bondage.

2. Hananiah, another prophet, was saying that what Jeremiah was saying was not from the Lord. Which the people liked hearing.

Now today we do not have to wonder if what we are hearing is from God or not because we have God's words in the King James Bible. We can compare what we are hearing to what God has told us in his Bible and then we will know the truth. Even if it is something we do not want to hear.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Seek the Lord ~ Day 55

Today's reading Jeremiah 10:14 - Jeremiah 23:8

"For I earnestly protested unto your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice." Jeremiah 11:7 KJB

Earnestly God is trying to get Israel to obey but they are not. They are not listening. It is getting so bad that the pastors are using their own people and the people are then crying out to God in morning (12:10). If Moses and Samuel were there interceding for them God would still punish Israel (15:7).

In all of this Jeremiah still realizes he is nothing without the Lord and he needs him for strength to get through this very low time for Israel (16:19).

Help me to learn that no matter what rials are going on in my life I need to still seek the Lord. Even when He is the one bringing on the trials.

Glory ~ Day 54

Today's reading Isaiah 66:19 - Jeremiah 10:13

"Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:" Jeremiah 9:23 KJB

There is a focus we should have and it is not suppose to be in this world. It is suppose to be in the things of God.

As a wife and mother I see the different responsibilities that I have pulling me in different directions. I really need to keep God first and then let everything else fall into place.

"But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD." Jeremiah 9:24 KJB

Smith's Shopping Spree III

OK, I realize this is just insane but when you have a business that is just giving their product away what is a mother of 4 suppose to do??

I paid $2.10 for everything on the table. As you can see I really feel that God is blessing my home. I am so extremely thankful to him for looking out for me and even my new Sunday School class because now I know what the "Best Boy" and the "Best Girl" are going to get.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Smith's Shopping Spree II

I had to go back today to Smiths I was there and back in 45 minutes. Which has to be a record! I new what I was getting and that always helps but it is almost never possible.

The freebies were:

the two Country Crock spread
the 5 Greek yogurts
the gum.

I spent 25 cents each for the pasta and the hot dogs were 40 cents each. The Challange Spread was 50 cents each.
I spent $2.70 on everything on the table! I saved $24!! Praise the Lord! Now I have one more, hopefully, killer deal to do before this sale is over. I really hope I get to do it. Stay tuned to see what comes next.

So Great a Salvation ~ Day 53

Today's reading Isaiah 52:1 - Isaiah 66:18

" I will greatly rejoice in the Lord..." Isaiah 6:10 KJB

I really enjoyed the reading today because it seemed to really bring home how much God really does care for us and love us.

God says "great mercies" (54:7), not just mercies but great mercies. Then He says "everlasting kindness" (54:8), like just God's plan kindness is not enough. No, he has to offer us everlasting kindness. When God wants to tell us how he will pardon us he says "abundantly pardon" (55:7). How do we still not get this? How do we still think our own goodness or our own works will save us. God has done it so thoroughly and completely. Salvation is just waiting for us. He has not just offered salvation to us, He has "clothed me with the garments of Salvation" (61:10). I am so completely covered there is nothing left for me to do.

Thank you Lord for your wonderful gift of Salvation.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Smith's Shopping Spree!

I really did not know what to expect when I went shopping but I prayed and asked God to bless my purchases and boy did her ever! The freebies were the Greek yogurt, country crock spread, the deodorants (!!), and the dial hand soaps. What I got for 50 cents or under was the Viva paper towels(.49), the Challenge spread (.50), Vlasic relish(.39), Mentos (.50), Ocean Spray juice (.50).
Praise the Lord I spent under $9 for everything on the table! I saved $36! Plus I will be going back for some freebies that they were out of. This will be a good week for sure! Thank you Lord!!