Friday, October 26, 2007

God's Blessings!

First of all I want to say sorry for being out of the net for so long! It has been a rough couple of weeks. Between sickness, (icky flu) with all of us, and then pink-eye to top it all off, and dealing with other issues, I have not made time to blog. I have been reading when I had a chance, but just not in the mood to write. Maybe afraid of what I may put down, not material for blogging.

Psa 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass.

This verse of scripture is so true!! We have been praying about some situations that needed to be taken care of, and once again, God has proved His faithfulness!! Even though I have a tendency to stress, God comes in right on time! He knows our every need and He hears our prayers.

Things have been pretty rough lately in the financial area, too rough actually. But God has made a way. We had MinPin puppies we were trying to sell and it seemed like the devil just kept blocking every effort we were making to get them sold. We were putting them on Cr*ig L*st and people with attitudes kept flagging our ads. We didn;t have the $ to advertise them in the local newspaper like we usually do, so we kept trying and trying. Praying and praying, and I asked Michelle to Please Pray! Well, we sold them both. With this we were able to take care of a very needed issue, get some groceries, (necessities) and take a shopping trip to CVS. Thanks to Michelle and all the information from Money Saving Mom I was able to start my journey on saving money while obtaining lots of needed items. Michelle helped me out, as I was a chicken to use the coupons!! "Grins" It was a real blessing for me. It really works. Michelle kept telling me it works, and I believed her, I was just scared to attempt it. I know on my own I would have messed it up!! I am looking forward to more savings with coupon clipping and money saving blessings. On such a tight budget, saving money is wonderful! Now if I could get the wisdom I need to feed my family on $35.oo a week like Money Saving Mom I would be much better off. I am excited about this new journey. Below are my first savings adventures: which by the way was a lot of fun!

First trip (No ECB's to start with)
3 Tylenol 100 Tabs @ 8.69 Each = 26.07
-CVS coup 4/20
-CVS coup 2/10
- 3 $5.00 Tylenol Coup Here
total OOP with tax was $6.54 but I earned $10.00 ECB's

Next trip click here
And My late night trip last night consisted of this

Although this trip did not come as easy as the other two, I had some opposition with the cashier. For some reason the Maalox tabs did not ring up the ECB's, therefore with a little persistence, I actually ended up with $5.00 ECB's and $9.00 in gift cards. I am looking forward to more wonderful shopping trips and savings!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Psa 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

Today I want to say I am Thankful for such a Loving and Caring God. A God we can depend on, take our pain and sorrow to and He never turns us away!

Yesterday morning I started my (hopefully) long future plan of walking every morning. (Doc says the heart needs it)!! While I was walking my mile + (Oh on the treadmill by the way), I was talking to God, and I just knew without a doubt He was listening! I felt such a peace and comfort talking to Him and telling Him how much I loved and appreciated Him. Lifting up the needs of family, friends, saints and loved ones. What and Awesome God we serve!

I am thankful for my job, although I can't wait for God to give me a new one. Time to move on! I am thankful that this job is still there for me.

I am thankful for a 3 day holiday weekend that we just had! I got some much needed rest and was able to get things done in the house I usually don't have time to do. Plus read a bit more than usual!! (I love to read)!

I am thankful for my friend Michelle . She doesn't really know just how much she has been a blessing in my life and for my family!! She has taken so much time from her busy life and dropped what she needed to do and been here for us!! I can't even count the many times she, (and her family) have done this for us! God knew what He was doing when He sealed this friendship!! I remember so many years ago when we first started coming to church and our Pastor had all of us go up front and pray. He had Michelle Stand next to me and put her hand on my shoulder and pray with me. From that day forth God did something! He knew what I needed and was going to need in the years to come!! A VERY special friend!!

I am thankful that God is going to bring back our wayward daughter, bring her back to Him, and to us. It has been several years now since she decided to take her own path in life and leave God behind. But I know that I serve a prayer answering God and He said in Luk 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. I believe that God hears our prayers for her and He will bring her back. I am thankful for her walking back in these doors and having a changed heart!!

To read more Thankful Thursday posts and be blessed go on over to Sting My Heart

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Pretty in Pink

"The Squirt" decided she wanted to be like her brothers and wear a "hat". So she wore her pink Princess hat. She is so much joy around here. No matter how my day, she brings a smile to my face somehow. God knew what He was doing when He blessed us with this little girl!! She is not shy at all, she loves the camera and a laugh. Especially if she is the one making you laugh!! Her latest thing is walking around the house singing Praises to God!! She loves to sing, "Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus" or "Glory Glory, Halleluiah". What a Joy this is to our souls!