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Baby Shower Cakes

I started making “baby cakes” as gifts for baby showers.  Here are a few of my creations!  Let me know what you think!

New organizing method

After years of coupon usage, I have come up with a better way to sort my clipped coupons.  The most time consuming part of  using coupons is sorting them into categories, well, at least for me!   Sitting still for me was the most boring aspect of my “part time job”!  I finally had an epiphany, and as you can see in the photo, I could have been using this much sooner.   I first had the idea to use a shoe organizer to slip my coupons  into each pocket.  I labeled each pocket according to the categories in my binder.  Now, I can stand while sorting, which is a lifesaver for me, because I have a hard time just sitting!   Since, I have two binders, I needed two sorters, but only had one shoe organizer.  I remembered, that I had used  a word sentence builder back in my teaching days, and I decided to use it for my non-food coupons.   I like the word sentence builder more, so I may invest in purchasing another one.  But, for now, the two I have will work just fine!  After I get the coupons sorted into each pocket, I place them into my binder sections, and it only takes a few moments for each section.  It beats sitting in the floor or at my kitchen table, and I don’t have to worry about leaving my coupons laying around.  If I want to sort some, and then start dinner, or load the washer, I can!  The last time I sorted, I prepared dinner at the same time!  Now that’s how I roll!

Day 2 Beth Moore’s Study on Paul


Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (English Standard Version)
4″Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.[a] 5You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6And these words that I command you to…day shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
My Take: We are so fortunate to live in a time, whereby, we can have instant access to God’s word. Some carry a small type Bible in their purse or in their pockets. Some have an app on their smart-phones and can search by key word or act…ual verse, and in a second or two, they can refer to a needed verse. The walls in our homes are decorated with artwork of scriptures that have special meaning to us. God’s word becomes a huge part of our lives. As Christians, we have a strong desire to know more about God, and we are drawn to His word to lead us all the days of our lives. It gives us strength and encouragement during those most trying times of our lives.
I have realized many times over, it is during these times that my favorite place to find God’s word comes quickly and assuredly! What is that place you might ask? IT IS MOST DEFINITELY MY HEART! I am not one of those blessed people that can remember and quote scripture out of the blue, BUT, I do read my Bible regularly. Even though my bank of memorized scripture is limited, I have never been at a loss of scripture to come to my mind, when I need it most! I have a heart that has a strong desire to be close to God, and reading my Bible takes me as close as it gets, well, with the exception of my prayer time. My Bible Study time is when God speaks to my heart, and my prayer time is when I speak to God. I want our relationship to grow and grow, for all to sadly, I do know what it feels like to be estranged from God. My doing of course, for God has never walked or turned away from me. As my relationship with Him continues to grow throughout my current Bible study, I am excited about each and every new lesson that I will encounter. God is good………..Have a wonderful night everyone!

Beth Moore’s study on Paul–Day 1

1 Corinthians 2:9 (English Standard Version) 9But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined,what God has prepared for those who love him

Genesis 17:1-11 (English Standard Version)

Abraham and the Covenant of Circumcision

1When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty;[a] walk before me, and be blameless, 2that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.” 3Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him, 4″Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. 5No longer shall your name be called Abram,[b] but your name shall be Abraham,(c) for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. 6I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you. 7And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. 8And I will give to you and to your offspring after you the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God.”

9And God said to Abraham, “As for you, you shall keep my covenant, you and your offspring after you throughout their generations. 10This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and your offspring after you: Every male among you shall be circumcised. 11You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and you.

My TAKE: Covenants are very important, but we sometimes take them for granted. They aren’t just important for the here and now, they are vitally important to our future generations. The decisions that we make today will affect our future, either in a good way or a bad way. I want to make decisions that will prove my love to Jesus, and not just what I would like to do. When I study the lives of Christians from the Bible, it is encouraging to me, and I can draw strength for my journey. It is a religious heritage that connects me to my ancestors’ dedication toward fulfilling a covenant to God, thereby keeping me tied to a covenant to God. I have a hope that has stood the test of time, and the results are evident everyday: answered prayers, safety in times of danger, a true hope in times of distress.
If God can change a man such as Paul, and use him to make a difference, then I am assured that He can use even me. I pray that I will become more aware of the CALL that God has upon me, and that I will make the choices that can impact my future generations in a positive way.

Organic Coupons!

I have finally found some organic coupons!  Go to the following link and check them out!

http://www.grocerycouponguide.com/organic-coupons/

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