Thursday, November 25, 2010

2010 Christmas Cards

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Friday, November 12, 2010

A Little Scribble from the Soul...

As I was journaling this morning, I was overwhelmed with thanksgiving for that are 'right' in my world.  Please don't misunderstand, that hasn't always been the atmosphere of my heart. You see, I tend to be the melancholy type.  You know, the one who has an ideal way for things to be; one who likes things to be just so, and when it isn't, my view of the world is askew. Though this is my natural tendency, I don't believe that is the response that reflects my faith in God. 

Over the years, as battles have rolled onto the landscape of life, there have been times that I cannot see past them to realize that even after they are over, my God is still there. Somewhere along the road, the Lord has begun to correct my vision.  It's not 20/20 just yet, but I've begun to wear my "Trust God" boots and just walk right through the battle.  No way over it, no way around it, just gotta go through it!   It is not hard to see the bright silver lining when the storm is fierce, which is why it makes perfect sense that the 'right' things in life are standing out in bold color right now.  May the lessons that we learn in this time stay with us for a lifetime...

“Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you: when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…” – Isaiah 43:1-3

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Who said that you can't save $$ at the Healthfood Store?

The first Tuesday of every month is Rainbow Tuesday at Debbie's Health Foods and you get 20% off all regular priced items and there are also many additional items that have been reduced up to 75% off!  When I reviewed Katz Gluten Free yummies and gave them a recommendation to sell at Debbie's, they (Katz) kindly gave me a $50 certificate for any Katz items at Debbie's.  So, armed with my certificate, I was determined to make this work for me! Check out what I got for $2.32! I saved $57! My God Provides!

Even without the $50 certificate, I would have done really well. So...I made a mistake of going to the store hungry, and the Black Bean Chips were 75% off at only $1.00 so I caved...and only a portion of them made it home. :-)  The main reason I went to Debbie's it to get my favorite grain.  Quionoa! I love quinoa and few stores carry it, however Debbie's is definately the cheapest place to get it on Rainbow Tuesday.  The regular price is $5.49 but with the 20% off it is only $4.39!  Publix sells a box of it for around $6 so as you can see it is almost a $2.00 savings.  It is the only grain that is more protein than carbohydrate and is a great substitute for rice in many dishes.  It is similar to the texture of couscous and can be used in any dish that you would use couscous.  Look for it in healthfood section of your grocery.  It is prepared using the same water to grain ratio as with rice.  Season with olive oil, garlic and salt & pepper. Yummy! Go get you some!