Valentine's Day is an expensive day, but you can still celebrate without going over your budget. Knowing that Valentine's Day is around the corner now is the time to think ahead and work out a plan for the special day. You can set aside money now for Valentine's Day so when the day comes, you have the money you need to spend. Being organized and knowing what the plan is will stop you from over spending. Here are some reminders of things that are money "wasters" and suggestions to help you stay within your budget on Valentine's Day. Forget buying flowers especially roses as the prices are marked up for this special occasion. Another option would be to buy a potted plant. Potted flowers may not seem romantic, but they last longer and they can be re-planted into a garden. A heart-shaped box filled with chocolate is another expensive item. Are the chocolates more exquisite and more delicious in a heart-shaped box? You can decorate a regular box of chocolates with ribbon and handmade … [Read more...]
The Daily – 15
Life can feel so defeating sometimes. When we feel the pressures and trials of life choking the joy out of us, we need to remember the Truth of God's Word and what it says about us, our lives, our purpose, and how GOD feels about us! Below you will find 15 VERY encouraging verses that are sure to help you find joy, victory, peace and Truth for every and any circumstance! 15 God makes all grace and favor come to me. (ref. 2 Corinthians 9:8) I love when the word ALL is used in a Scripture! ALL grace and favor will come to me! All. I am the handiwork of God. Recreated in Christ Jesus. (ref. Ephesians 2:10) The Creator of the Universe knit me in my Mother's womb. I am HIS handiwork and have been made new through the Blood of Christ! :D When I get close to God...He gets close to me. (ref. James 4:8) You see, God never leaves. He remains in the same place we left Him. So, when WE get close to Him, He is able to be closer to us! Why do we even leave His side?? Greater is He that is in … [Read more...]
The Daily – The PROMISE of His Presence!
My pastor gave an awesome message at church last night. One of the passages he used in his sermon was from the book of Exodus. It hit me right between the eyes, so I had to share what I learned with you! The Promise of God’s Presence: Then Moses said to the LORD, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’ Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.” And the Lord said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” - Exodus 33:12-14 (NKJV) Moses was tired, wary, scared and unsure of how he was going to accomplish the will of God. So, he went before Him and let the Father know his inner struggles. How did God respond?? With the promise of HIS presence and REST for Moses! It is the … [Read more...]