Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bible Time

Samuel 13: Saul disobeys Samuel and the Lord- but who would think that making a sacrifice to the Lord would be going against him? When you are called to do something by the Lord- you better do it or else! But.... If you do something {even if it is good} for the Lord but against his instructions you might as well not do it at all- because going against the Lord, no matter how good the cause, is still sin.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bible Time

Samuel 12: In this chapter Samuel says goodbye. He tells the people to witness against him if he has done wrong- they say he has not. Then he tells them of their history and the sins they have commited. Then he shows them the awesome power of God when he prays for rain and it happens just like that. God created the cosmos and he hears each and every one of our prayers. AMEN!!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bible Time

Samuel 11

What is the proof that people need to believe in God? When Saul fought against the Ammonites- the Holy Spirit filled the Israelites to believe in Saul and to follow him and to eventually declare Saul as King. But in modern times even though we have the Bible to read and see what has happened which coincides with history. And the Holy Spirit fills us {when we let it} to be able to see and hear from God. But there are so many people who refuse to even acknowledge the possibility of or the reality of God.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Bible Time

Samuel 10: Saul is made King- I can imagine that from the swiftness of this kingship that Saul's head must be reeling. He went from a man looking for 3 lost donkey's to king of God's inheritance in a week or two. Him hiding in the baggage was very reasonable- he did not feel right for the part. But God knows what he is doing even if we humans do not.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bible Time and 100th Post

Yea! This is my 100th post. I used to think that blogging was dumb- but then I started looking for ways to save money in our household by looking at others' blogs. Then a friend helped me start my own my 2 goals for a blog were 1. Share the gospel. And 2. keep our family in check on our new grocery budget by reporting to everyone on my blog. And so far since January- Now I have kept us at $300.00 or less each month which is really helping our overall budget.

Now on to Bible Time: Samuel 9:

In Samuel chapter 9 the Lord tells Samuel that Saul will come to him looking for donkey that he lost and cannot find- the Lord told Samuel when Saul comes that will be the man to rule and govern over Israel although Saul does not see himself as worthy to do so.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bible Time

Today I am reading Samuel 8 which is when Israel asks for a king... Which is a really bad idea because a king will steal their sons and daughters and their fields and servants and will oppress them. But the part that really sticks out to me is how the Lord spoke to Samuel when he said that they were rejecting him as king like they had done the entire time since he took them out of Egypt. The words that he chose sounded like he was a human not God and sounded like he was sad that they had rejected him. And to tell the truth he is sad when we reject him as we do on almost a daily basis when we sin.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bible Time

Since I did not read yesterday- I read Samuel 6 & 7 today.

This is the story about the ark of the Lord being returned to Israel. The Philistines returned trying to get rid of their curse and sent with it 5 gold tumors and 5 gold rats representing the 5 rulers that were in Philistine. Then the Philistines were going to attack the Israelites at Mizpah but Samuel cried out to the Lord and the Lord delivered the Israelites from the Philistines.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Daily Shopping Totals

I went to the Kmart Super Doubles yesterday, here's what I got:

6 Vitamin Water
5 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
3 Oust Sprays
1 Dove Conditioner
1 Axe Body wash
2 Dial Hand Soaps
1 "Congratulations" Banner- Dollar Tree
2 8 Roll Scott Papertowels
2 12 Double Roll Scott TP
5 Hormel Compleats
3 Maruchan Noodles
2 Renuzit Triscents starters
1 Box Mashed Potatoes- Grocery Store
1 Tub Butter- Grocery Store
3 Renuzit Super Odor Neut. Spray
2 Quaker Mini Delights 6 pk
1 Fruit Loops
1 Apple Jacks
2 Ziploc Twist N Loc Containers
1 wet ones wipes
2 Newspapers- Not pic, grocery store
4 Box Poptarts
1 4 pk Tidy totes- Dollar Tree
1 Cheese Grater- Dollar Tree
2 Glade Carpet pwdr
6 Pringles Super stacks
2 Revlon Eye Shadow
1 Kraft Mayo
6 Kotex Pantiliners
5 Betty Crocker Icing
3 Kraft Ranch Dressing
4 Ziploc Bags
1 10 pk gauze pads
1 Diego Bandaids
3 Halls Cough drops
2 French's Mustards
Total is Worth: $245.79
Total $$ Spent: $79.73
Total Saved: $166.06 or 68%

Not bad for stuff that is nice to have (like junk food) but that I rarely buy because it is so expensive.
At the Flea Market this weekend I got:

Capn' Crunch Crucnch Berries $2.00
Dog Treats $.75
Poptarts $1.25
Chewy Granola Bars $1.00
Fruit Chillers $1.00
Chocolate Molten Lava Cake $1.50
2 Applesauce cups $.50

Total $8.00- Not Bad for what I got- I love Discount Food Stores and the only food we have ever had trouble with is Taco shells- and sometimes when I get them from the store they're not even fresh- but that's another story.

Total left in April Budget:

Cash: $83.88
RR: $8.50
ECB: $14.47

Total: $106.85 for 11 days or approx. $9.71 per day.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bible Time

Today I read 1 Samuel Chapter 5

What a mighty God we have! To the Philistines who were being afflicted and killed because they took the ark. No wonder they wanted to give it back so much. And poor Dagon (yeah, right!) who had his feet and hands broken off and was put face down in worship. No one can compare to the awesome power of God!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bible Time

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted. We decided to surprise my mom in GA for Easter and left in kind of a hurry. It's been tough getting back on schedule.

Samuel Chapter 4:

This chapter is about the Philistines and the Israelites fighting and the ark of the covenant being brought out to the battlegrounds. The Philistines won the battle and took the ark. Eli's two sons Hophni and Phineas died and when Eli received the news he died too. Also Phineas' wife went into preterm labor, gave birth to Ichabod, and died.


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bible Time

Samuel Chapter 3:

The Lord speaks to Samuel. It is so hard for us to hear God when he speaks to us, some of us never try to even listen. But God stands there calling our name wanting us to speak to him- and listen as well. What is God saying right now?


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bible Time

Samuel Chapter 2:

The Lord is so gracious- Hannah gave her first born son back to the Lord and the Lord gave her 5 more children to raise. The Lord is also righteous and just he said that Eli's line would be cut off and that all the people would die in the prime of life, and that Eli's two sons would die on the same day.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I have not done a menu plan in such a long time and it is really costing us in time, money and sanity. Every night Beast and I look like two of the vultures from the Jungle Book- what do you want to eat? I dunno what do you want to eat? Back and forth- we are both fed up with doing it so here is my Menu Plan Monday:

B-Kix Milk Juice
L-PB Sandwich, Green Beans, Strawberries
D-Sweet and Sour Meatball Stirfry

B-Toast Apple slices Milk
L-Black Eye Peas ??
D-Chicken Spaghetti

B-Cheerios Milk Juice
L- Eggs Tatertots Toast ?
D-Salisbury Steak ?

B-Oatmeal Raisins Milk
L- Bag Lunch @ Zoo- Daycare Field Trip

Friday Daycare Closed
B-Cereal? Might make a big breakfast
L- Free for all or L/overs?
D-Steak or Pizza

L- Church Easter Extravaganza

Sunday?? No Ideas.

The menu is not complete but atleast it is something right?

Check out other MPM here.

April Food Budget Update

Well we are on Day #6 of this month and we have already spent a lot of money. But My sis-in-law and I are doing OAMC so we had to go out and buy the stuff for that plus I had to get newspapers yesterday.

Here's the rundown of what's left:

ECB: 13.46
RR: 8.00
Plus GC to Walmart and CVS? Unknown amounts but approximately $50.00W and $9.00CVS.


Bible Time

Samuel Chapter 1:

All I want to say is Thank you, God for my 2 wonderful children. Our children are not really ours God has loaned them to us to teach them His way and guide them down the path of life. My spiritual side knows this while my sinful human side says that I would literally die if my children were taken away from me. So Samuel's mother did a very brave thing by letting her little boy go back to the Lord voluntarily. She had more courage and strength than I will ever have.


Friday, April 3, 2009


Well Little Belle and the entire rest of the family are finally better. Thank you for sticking around on this little blog break. It has been a very long week trying to get everyone better. So we will be going back to normal blogging on Monday and I will let everyone know what has come out of our April Monthly Budget of $300.00 so far. The March Budget was out of cash by 03/31/09 but we still had Reg. Rewards, ECB, and gift cards all with moolah on them so those will roll over to the April Budget.