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My Star Magnolia Tree

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I'm calling it a tree as I've seen some experts say it is indeed a small tree that will reach 20 feet.  I didn't know what this "bush" was when we first bought this house but I noticed that it would bloom every March these beautiful, fragrant, white flowers and then, in a short time, they would fall off and then leaves would grow. 

Almost 8,000 Americans Die Every Day

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I was looking at some data, the most recent I could find from the CDC was 2018's data.  It is pretty much the same every year and here are the numbers: On average... 2.8 MILLION people die every year in the United States! 7,708 people die every DAY in the United States! 150,000 people die every DAY in the World!  That's almost 55 million people dying every year in our world. Death is inevitable as we can see.  The sad part is that in the US, the most deaths occur from Heart Disease, which is generally a preventable disease with proper diet and exercise, as is Diabetes (type 2) and lack of proper diet and exercise is a contributor to others in certain ways. Chart by CDC.gov Close to 48,000 people COMMIT SUICIDE every year in the United States! *These numbers are BEFORE the COVID-19 pandemic and the pandemic will only add to these numbers.  Currently COVID-19 has killed 2,112 people in the United States and 33,833 in the world . I believe this will help us

Can Christians Defy and Overthrow Government?

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There are many accounts in the Old Testament of God's people defying the government and resisting.  We can think of Moses, right?  What a revolution of escape that was, could it be compared to the American Revolution where Christians fled controlling rulers?  However, with Moses' story, GOD destroyed Pharoah's army, the people actually didn't fight for freedom physically.  In the American Revolution, we didn't take the first shot (or so they say).  They wouldn't let us just go without a fight.  We have a right to self defense. Then, what about Daniel or the 3 Hebrew men?  They defied government.  Rahab did.. I think you see the idea. But some may say, that is OLD Testament, we are under the NEW testament.  True, but we are reminded in the NEW Testament of these great defiers in Hebrews 11 are we not?  God viewed them in a good way. What is happening right now in America is that leaders are ordering us to stay home for what reason?  For the GOOD of the nation

Frugal Blonde Brownies

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This recipe makes a half-sheet full of blonde brownies and they are really good.  I needed something I could make that would last a few days since I can't buy any packaged desserts or cookies and my family wants a dessert (so do I 🤣).

The Power of Women & Family in a Crisis

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Nicholeen Peck really said this so well that I wanted to share her video clip!  She said my thoughts lately on how great it is that the world has mothers and children at home for the first time ever (in modern times) collectively.  Great things are happening despite all the sickness and dying.  Let this crisis change you and make you realize that God instituted the family for the instruction of the children.  Mom, you were made for this!

Podcast Episode #2 - Coronavirus Continued

I did a quick, 13 minute podcast to say a few things that were on my mind to share with you all!  I've included the scriptures I quoted in the podcast below. Click here for Episode #2 1 Peter 2:13-17 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;  Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.  For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:  As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.  Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.  Psalms 146:3-7 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Which m

My 1st Podcast! Episode 1 - Let's Talk About Coronavirus

I just recorded and uploaded my first episode on my Podomatic.  I hope you all listen and enjoy.  I did make a few mistakes, like mistook Moses for Noah on one part and then some difficult to pronounce words for this southerner 🤣 Preparation is something God has shown us throughout the Bible, it isn't fear or panic or lack of faith!  Click below to listen: Episode 1 - Let's Talk About Coronavirus

Coronavirus Survival Beneficial Posts

I've taken time to collect a lot of posts that I think could be beneficial to you all during this time that a lot are staying home and need help with frugality or homemaking.  I hope to blog more in the future but for now, here is a compilation of posts that should help: Cleaning Related: Homemade Laundry Detergent Homemade Liquid Hand Soap Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner (I still use this, tea tree oil is the disinifectant!) Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Homemade Laminate Floor Cleaner Homemade Cleaners Food Related: Homemade White Bread Homemade Tortillas Homemade Pie Crusts Homemade Salsa Homemade Bean Dip Smoothie Recipes Freezer Cooking Q&A Herbal Health Related: Colds/Flu/Bronchitis/Strep Natural Treatment  (*Latest and best post) My Medicine Cabinet Cold Remedies Cold/Cough Remedies Bronchitis Remedies Stress Relievers That Work Organizing Utilizing Small Freezer Space 3 Months Meals in Freezer Organization Frugality How I've Saved Money

The Abandoned Post - Keeper at Home

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Homes all over America, and even the world, have had the most crucial post abandoned - that of the Keeper at Home.  In times past when women were at their post as keepers of their homes, there was less divorce, less juvenile delinquents, less psychiatric issues, less adults trying to find love in all the wrong places and on and on.  Women were at home and there was always someone there to have the home ready, meals to eat and to care for the sick. Now, when faced with a virus and schools closing, we have a surge of women demanding somebody else do their job yet once again.  They're demanding the government step in and provide childcare.  You can't possibly ask a mother to stop working and stay home with her kids!?  For a lot of children, their parents don't provide even their basic food, they depend upon the schools and now they're demanding the government continue to pay for their children's food since schools are closing.  Ultimately it is up to the father to

Free PDF of 6 Things God's Sheep Do

I quickly created a 13-page PDF of the series I just wrote, "6 Things God's Sheep Do".  I've also included the links below to each post if you would rather read them that way but I think the PDF makes it great in one ebook.  This series was weighing on my heart to write for a few months and I pray it helps other women realize the importance of examining ourselves and making sure we are truly God's sheep and to actually DO these 6 things! Here are the 5 parts of the series blog posts: Part 1 - Overview of the Series Part 2 - Details of the 6 Things Part 3 - Wealth Used for Self Part 4 - What Pure Religion Is Part 5 - Compassion is Ultimate Summary

126 Meals for $30

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I thought this was a great video to share with you all, in case you are going to possibly be without work due to the coronavirus closures and need frugal meal ideas.  This lady fed her family of 6 for a week on $30 and she shows you exactly what to buy and each and every meal of the week how to make it!  I've also included a link to another video with the same idea. 126 Meals for $50 -  https://youtu.be/j75tMn8B3t0

Part 5: 6 Things God's Sheep Do

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So far in this series we did an overview in  Part 1 here  and then in  Part 2 here  we went into detail on the 6 things God's sheep do and in  Part 3 here  we talked about wealth used for self and lastly in Part 4 here we talked about what pure religion is. The 6 things that God's sheep do as we discussed already are: Feed the Hungry Give Drink to the Thirsty House Strangers Clothe Those Without Visit the Sick Come to Those in Prison We've talked about all the details of these 6 things and it can ALL be summed up in one word - COMPASSION!  If you have compassion, you will be doing these 6 things.   God's sheep have compassion because God does - he is touched with the feelings of our infirmities! What is compassion exactly? Webster's defines it as sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it . Dictionary.com defines it as a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune,

Part 4: 6 Things God Sheep Do

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So far in this series we did an overview in  Part 1 here  and then in  Part 2 here  we went into detail on the 6 things God's sheep do and in Part 3 here we talked about wealth used for self. The 6 things that God's sheep do as we discussed already are: Feed the Hungry Give Drink to the Thirsty House Strangers Clothe Those Without Visit the Sick Come to Those in Prison Let's look at James 1:27: Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this,  To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction , and to keep himself unspotted from the world.  PURE religion is going to church?  Oh wait, nope!  Pure religion is actually about OTHERS - to visit the fatherless (that's kids with no father and/or orphans) and widows (women whose husband has died) in their affliction... and then to keep yourself unspotted from the world.  We like to concentrate on the 2nd half of that verse as good holiness Christians but we neglect the other in looking to o

Part 3: 6 Things God's Sheep Do

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So far in this series we did an overview in Part 1 here and then in Part 2 here we went into detail on the 6 things God's sheep do. The 6 things that God's sheep do as we discussed already are: Feed the Hungry Give Drink to the Thirsty House Strangers Clothe Those Without Visit the Sick Come to Those in Prison I've always believed that God doesn't give anyone wealth for them to go buy enormous amounts of luxury things. I believe God gives wealth so that they can help others. If God has given you more money, or even a substantial amount such as a millionaire, you would naturally help more people than the average person could. Surely, a Christian who comes into wealth, will see that God has blessed them so they can bless others in large ways. Pleasure is ruining a lot of Christians! We have laid in our American bed-of-ease for far too long with no care or concern for the above 6 things. The sheep have turned into goats and they will be surprised, as