Thursday, July 31, 2008

Psalm 46 - Be still and know that I AM God

God separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... all before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best and more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners...

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body! God's Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye.. and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocados, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries

Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.


Monday, July 28, 2008


I borrowed this from my friend's blog.

It's precious promise is the only hope we have as parents who have given our children directly into the arms of our Saviour. Those little ones whose stay was only fleeting, yet forever lasting in our memories.

I'm just a precious little one
Who didn't make it there:
I went straight to be with Jesus,
But I'm waiting for you here.

Many dwelling here where I live
Waited years to enter in;
Struggled through a world of sorrow-
A world marred with pain and sin.

Thank you for the life you gave me,
It was brief, but don't complain:
I have all of Heaven's Glory'
Suffered none of Earth's great pain.

Thank you for the name you gave me.
I'd have loved to bring it fame:
But if I'd lingered in Earth's shadows-
Would have suffered just the same.

Don't you fret about me Mommy,
I'm of all God's Lambs most blest;
I would love to be there with you,
But the Shepherd knows what's best.

So Sweet family - don't you sorrow,
Wipe those tears and chase the gloom;
I went straight to Jesus' bosom -
From my Loving Mother's womb...

(Author Unknown)

We love you, Nichole and Steven. You're in our prayers.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Super Savings!!!

Well, I may have been feeling a bit burned out on coupon shopping, frugality in general and watching every penny, but yesterday renewed my excitement about shopping specials.

I was able to score $32 worth of baby products for ONE CENT out of pocket!!! I did use two cards to do that, but it's worth it cause I will definitely be using all of it, either for Brandon or to put together gift baskets for friends.

Here's a quick break down of what I did at CVS.

Using the $2/1 CVS coupon that's out right now, I bought 8 items off the baby sale list that cost $2 each. I checked out each item separately in order to get them FREE! After I "bought" the last item, the $5 ECB printed out! Fun!!!

Here's what I got in that(those) transaction(s):

2 Baby shampoo
2 Baby wash, lavender
4 Baby wipes (I hadn't tried the CVS brand wipes before, but I really like them!!! I won't be passing them up now!)

Ok, then, after such great success using those $2/1 Q's, I decided to go ahead and try the deal again with my other card. I only had 5 coupons left, so I bought 4 items, again baby bath products that were $2 each, separately, then I did the fifth transaction. That one looked something like this:

1 CVS Children's Tylenol--$4 (I decided on this because it's the one medication I don't have stocked in my pantry, and Ryan will be needing it in the next couple weeks when he get shots! My poor baby!!)
2 Baby wipes--$2 ea.
Total- $8
Used $2/1 Q
Used $3.99 ECB and $2 ECB
Paid $o.o1 OOP!!!

It was exhilarating to walk out of the store with all that free stuff!!

I'm looking forward to next week's Johnson and Johnson's sale! I hope to be able to get even more baby products! YAY!!!

I also was able to go to Kroger and shop their 10 item sale. Fro those who don't know how it works, you buy ten item that are on the list and automatically receive $5 off when you check out! Obviously, the best deals are when you combine this with great coupons, coupons that double or triple!! I did spend more than I normally would have because I wanted to stock up on the Sargento cheese that was $1.50 for 8 oz. That's not a super great price, but for a 32 oz. bag of shredded cheese at Walmart, I pay about $8. This is something that our family uses regularly, so a $2 savings over my usual pay out was a deal I didn't want to pass up. I was able to use coupons to get--
Free BC cookie mixes
$0.25 Cattleman's Bar-b-que sauce
$0.50 Lysol All-purpose cleaner(40 oz concentrate--Great deal!!)
$0.50 Pledge furniture polish

Those were some of the better deals I got yesterday. If Kroger weren't 30 miles away, I would strongly consider printing more coupons today and hitting the store one more time, but that wouldn't be frugal considering the price of gas!!! :)

Anyway, it's been so long since I shared any of my shopping adventures with you that I thought I take a few minutes while my floors are drying to tell you about this week's escapade!

Oh, I forgot!! JCPenney's is having a great sale right now!!! If you need baby clothes, they have a lot of their summer rompers, shirt and short sets, etc marked down to $1.97 each! I was able to get several outfits for Brandon since he's just now outgrowing all of his comfy, summer rompers!!

Ok, time to put my kitchen back together, feed us some lunch and tackle the rest of my dirty, messy house! Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning! There's my agenda for today!!

Happy Saturday, everyone!!


Thursday, July 17, 2008

CVS resource

For all of you who are shopping or want to start shopping at CVS, here is another good website with easy to access ads, deals and printable coupons. Check it out if you want. I will also be adding it to my sidebar for future access.

I Heart CVS

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Little moments, wonderful memories

Aw, the results of a walk to Grandma and Grandpa's house in the July heat of Texas-- soft snores coming from both my boys. It's amazingly relaxing to hear them sleeping! :) I'd share a picture, but it takes so long to get them uploaded right'll just have to imagine.

Ryan is tucked into his bunk bed, Teddy by his side, blissfully unaware.

Brandon lay down by my side on the floor, completely spread eagle, and promptly fell asleep. He's the cutest thing ever when he's resting this peacefully.

I love being Mommy!


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Earning money online

Hey all,

I took a few minutes today to add some links to my left-hand sidebar. These are links to sites that I am using to earn a little money when I have some free time.

I'm especially trying to use Ebates! For a while now, I've been doing more online shopping when I need something for my house or for the family or when we're planning a trip out of town where we'll need a hotel or rental car. Going through Ebates allows me to earn a percentage back on my balances. The percentage varies from store to store, but anything earned is great!! :)

Anyway, I hope you'll take some time to check out these sites! Just click on the links on the sidebar. I've had fun learning the ropes, and though I'm still new to it all, it's something small I can do to have a little extra coming in.

Monday, July 07, 2008


Well, if you're anything like me, you're probably ecstatic to see that I've finally posted something new. I'm not sure what it is about having two children versus only one, but I definitely have LESS time. Imagine that.

I have been accomplishing things around my house(faint applause heard in the background!) and have been super busy. We got back last night late from a long weekend in San Antonio. My younger brother was in for a visit. It was December, I think, the last time I saw him. He's a brilliant, brave member of the US Navy! We're very proud of him. Anyway, we take whatever time we can when he's in Texas to travel to see him. We know that at any time he could go overseas to fight in this war. Every moment is precious.

I really am having so little time to really sit down and write a decent post. I am seriously disappointed with my recent efforts and am striving to only post if I actually have something worthwhile or at least halfway interesting to share. That's why I've posted pictures. No need for fluffy words.

Like I shared before, I have a great many topics floating around my mind, but to put them on paper, Ah, what an accomplishment THAT would be! Right now, my home and my family are needing my attention more than this keyboard. I'm having to learn that priorities are necessary and GOOD for me. I just wish there was more of me to go around because I do enjoy writing something more in depth than the latest update on how my life is going or how I'm feeling on any given day. Not that that isn't interesting to someone out there, but I have so much MORE that wants to be written, so much more DEPTH that desires to come out.

But if I'm learning anything these days, it is that God wants more from me than surface religion. The Almighty created me for more than passing pleasures. I have been given the gift of life eternal and two sons to teach about Christ and the gloriousness of the gospel. I have failed in this area, and I MUST keep going to Jesus for the grace, wisdom and discretion to train my sons in the way. I have a husband who needs me by his side, to truly be his help meet.

So, if my posts here are fewer and fewer, know that I am instead using my time learning more and more to be the wife and mother God has chosen me to become.

Until the next time...