Pop Corn

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Pop Corn on the Stove

What you need:

1 medium size sauce pan with lid

1 big bowl

1 large spoon

Ingredients:

2 Tbs. Oil

1/2 C. Popcorn corn

1/3 C. Butter (melted)
1/4 tsp. Salt

Small hand full of nutritional  Brewers yeast

Directions:

Add oil and corn to a medium size sauce pan and put the lid on it.

Bring it to the stove (if is wasn’t there already) then turn the burner to one degree higher then medium heat.

Shake from time to time when the corn is popping.

When the popcorn is done popping, remove it from the burner, and pour it into a big bowl.

Pour the butter in little by little while stirring.

Put the salt and brewers yeast in  the pop corn while stirring.

~Enjoy!~

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Let’s Face It, You Can’t Fight Naked!

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Oh my… what that must look like in the spiritual world! It’s easy enough to fix, though. icon_thumright.gif

Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains…Ephesians 6:10-20

Did you read that? So cool! Go back and reread it. Let’s highlight some things. Let’s see what we are told to do…

Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains…Ephesians 6:10-20

Let’s highlight WHY we want to do those things highlighted, or what might happen if we do or don’t.

Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains…Ephesians 6:10-20

Are you ready to get dressed each day?


Lord,

May we be people of the Word, doers of the Word, not just hearers who delude themselves. May we be a sweet fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing each day. We know that we cannot glorify You in our own strength, but by Yours.

Help those that are strong to bear the weakness of those without strength and not just please themselves, but let each of us please her neighbor for their good, to their edification, just as Christ did not please Himself.

Remind us not be caught without our armor so that we may give way for the devil. Help us each to keep our priorities and make the most of our time, as the days are evil, for if we live, we live for the Lord. Help us to make these habits for Your glory.

Thank You that You have made it possible for us to talk to approach the throne anytime. To You be the glory!

In Christ Jesus’ name… because of what He did on the cross…. AMEN

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1 John 4:1-21

1 John 4:1-21

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.

We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. We love, because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.

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Oscillococcinum… Passing Along What I Know

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Oscillococcinum, Natural Flu Relief. What is it? What is it for? And the biggest question of all, how do you even say that word? In hopes that I can pass along little tid bits of information to you that I have learned along the way, I didn’t want to forget this one!

Let’s begin with the pronunciation so you can read the rest of this blog post thinking it in your head correctly. Click here to hear it pronounced correctly. Just click submit and listen.

Working backwards from my initial questions, let me share what this is used for. Oscillococcinum, often shortened to be called Oscillo, is a homeopathic remedy that is to be taken at the earliest onset of flu symptoms.

The ingredients are as follows:

* Active ingredient: Anas Barbariae Hepatis et Cordis Extractum (extract of Muscovy Duck liver and heart) 200CK HPUS 1×10-400g[7]

* Inactive ingredient: 0.85 g sucrose, 0.15 g lactose (100% sugar.[8])

The amount of duck live in this little product is less than 1%, so don’t worry, it won’t make you quack. It tastes like sugar and no need to swallow it whole. It just melts under the tongue.

While the instructions suggest you take an entire vile (several viles come in a box), we have found success using  just a few grains under the tongue.

What is neat about this is that even the smallest person in your family can take just a couple grains and there are no side effects.

This product was introduced to us in the early 1990’s and we have used it since then to ward off flu. It works very, very well. Those that we have shared it with have been more than thrilled with the results because they didn’t have to miss work or other activities, as has been our findings.

 

 

 

 

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Cmomb’s Tenth Anniversary Chat

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CMOMB’s 10th Anniversary Chat

With special guest chatter

Skeet Savage

author of

Homeschooling For Eternity
Founder of

Wisdom’s Gate

and Editor of

The Home School Digest, An Encouraging Word, and Brush Arbor Quarterly magazines.

She has been homeschooling since 1970 and is the mother of six.

Thursday, October 8th

4pm Pacific, 5pm Mountain, 6pm Central, 7pm Eastern

If you are not a member of cmomb.com’s forum, and think it would be of encouragement to you, consider making application by clicking here.



Skeet Savage is the Founder of Wisdom’s Gate, Editor of Home School Digest, An Encouraging Word, and Brush Arbor Quarterly. She is the author of the book, Homeschooling for Eternity, and is a powerful inspirational/motivational speaker. Skeet also makes occasional guest appearances with various radio, newspaper, TV and magazines including a feature in TIME Magazine.

In the 1970s Skeet began homeschooling and successfully home educated six children against numerous odds. In the face of court battles, social service visits, and the threat of having children removed from the home for being “truant,” she stood firm and helped to pave the way for the modern homeschool movement.

In the late 1980s Skeet came to know Jesus as Lord and now travels and speaks for His glory at events from coast to coast. Her ability to connect with her audience on a heart level and quickly build rapport makes her an effective speaker. Skeet minis­ters empathetically to those facing difficult obstacles such as home­schooling in the face of opposition, domestic violence, poverty, dyslexia, and serious health problems because she has walked through those trials herself and came through a victor, not a victim. Her powerful messages are built consistently on a strong, Biblical foundation and delivered in her warm, down-to-earth (and often humorous) style.

Skeet’s hard-hitting, no-compromise approach is seasoned with the wisdom of age and the love of the Lord that draws people to open their hearts and receive the convicting messages she brings. Wherever she has been called to speak, the Holy Spirit has used Skeet’s messages to bring many out of their double-mindedness and into full surrender to His will, a deeper understanding of His Word and His Ways, and a closer walk with Him. Her ministry goes beyond a message delivered from the stage. As she talks with moms who are discouraged, prays with parents who are struggling, encourages a timid young couple, or counsels a frustrated teenager, she is a conduit of hope–a vessel overflowing with God’s love and the light of His truth.

PLUS, you won’t want to miss the goings on at cmomb during the entire month of October! We will have drawings throughout the month for some great prizes that were donated by generous sponsors… just for this event! Watch for future news!

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Kid Power

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Kid power. You see it on television, we hear it on radio, even… and most especially christian radio!!!! It’s where the biblical roles within the family structure have been twisted completely backwards!

God’s Way:

Dad
Mom
Child

Culture’s Way:

Child (Smartest, proved through “kid power” and disobedience towards a good outcome is accepted because “kids know better”, are wiser, and the ends justify the means.)


Mom (Wiser than dad. Lets the kids get away with more, which is made to appear acceptable and compassionate and “reasonable”, when she is actually tearing her house down.) A glaring example of this are the Berenstain Bears series of books.


Dad (Dumb oaf that is not involved with anything in the family’s life. He is the dumbest member of the family and not to be honored or revered. He just “doesn’t understand”.)

As Tedd Trip, author of Shepherding a Child’s Heart, states, “God has established authority structures in the home. Men are to provide loving leadership, laying down their lives for their wives. Wives are to receive and follow the leadership of their husbands (Ephesians 5:22–33). Children are to honor and obey their parents (Ephesians 6:1–3).”

Let’s get this straight from now on.

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Cornbread

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2 cups cornmeal

2 cups flour

2 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/3-1/2 cups sugar

2 egg

2 cup fluid milk

1/2 cup melted fat or oil

Mix cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar (if used). Set aside. Beat egg. Add milk. Add fat or oil. Add to cornmeal mixture and stir just enough to mix. Fill a greased 9- by 13- by 2-inch pan half full. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit (hot oven) 20 to 25 minutes until lightly browned.

We double this for two 9×13 pans.

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Empty Carts Or Empty Promises?

So I go into a large, well-known store and was passing through the children’s department on my way through when I heard a small child screaming to her mother and throwing one HUGE tantrum. I walked right by them and the mother said, “You are not getting this if you are going to act this way,” to which the toddler screamed, “Yes I am!!”

I passed by them and continued to get the item I needed, turned around and headed back, following them to the checkout where, in fact, the little girl had the item.

Another example: A family member had her daughter in the shopping cart seat. She decided to stand up and do a little tap dance. She fell out of the cart, sustaining a concussion.

We are out in town, maybe the grocery store. A child talks back, throws a fit, wanders away, won’t listen and/or just makes a big scene. What is a mama to do?

When my children were small and in the major training stage, I would VERY CALMLY tell them to stop whatever they were doing. If they continued as I shopped, I peacefully and calmly took the children home…leaving my cart behind and dealt with them as needed.

We don’t want the child to consider that their actions are okay when we are not at home.

When my first 3 were small, it seemed like I disciplined all day long. I hated it, especially since my hsuband was on the road a lot. I am so thankful for cell phones! My husband would encourage me to remember the goals we had to raise up a heritage. He’d remind me that we were not, and still are not, doing a “one day at a time” thing, but rather, we do everything with a purpose with clear boundaries, nothing is arbitrary. And that training isn’t only the rod, but it is teaching the children about the Lord Jesus Christ as we rise up and when we sit down… and that we are a reflection of just a little of what He might look like, too! (frontals on your forehead). He reminded me that we were treading into new territory since our parents didn’t follow God’s Word.

Proverbs 13:24
He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him diligently.

Do you see it? Diligently… to be up early with earnestness is the literal translation of diligently. Wow! God’s Word encourages us when the times get tough!

What an inspiration to have others in the body of Christ, to go to and encourage you to keep on keep’n on. I know it was a great help to me and many continue to be an encouragement to me.

Now that those particular kiddos are 22, 20, 19, respectively, and we’ve gone on to have many more, the fruit of those long, long days, has shown that it was oh so worth the time, the diligence, the patience, the love, the prayer, the teaching… everything. The younger ones watch the older kids’ example. There is so much peace in our household!

Last story: I was in another major grocery store chain last week. I noted that on several aisles, there were abandoned carts.

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85 Ways To Save Money

  • Use a long distance calling card. I have found Costco’s card to be the best buy. You can refill it, as well.
  • Make your own baking mix like Bisquick and bake lots of biscuits, muffins, coffee cakes and pancakes.
  • Turn lights off.
  • During the winter, bundle up and keep the house at 65 degrees. (Maybe warmer if you have a baby)
  • Get rid of either cell phones, or the land line.  Sometimes paying the fee to stop a contract is cheaper than fulfilling the contract. If you do use cell phones, get rid of extras like texting.
  • Get rid of credit cards and lines of credit.
  • Get rid of cable.
  • Eat more rice and beans.
  • Don’t even look at the store ads, only go to the store to buy what you need and stick to it.
  • Don’t run to town all the time. Consolidate trips.
  • Don’t buy a new vehicle.
  • Pray about each purchase that each dollar you spend is being used wisely.
  • Use the dollar store for purchasing gifts.
  • Stay away from the mall.
  • Wash your vehicle by hand as opposed to running it through a car wash
  • Shop thrift stores (with a list of needs). You can find some very classy clothing at very good prices if you shop around.
  • Pay bills online.
  • Keep a notebook with you to write down all purchases, even little ones. (See price book sheets on right under freebies) This will help identify the problem. Compare. Find out the best place with the best buys and shop there the most.
  • Use only cash when grocery shopping. Leave the checkbook and debit card at home.
  • Plan a menu and shop off that.
  • Incorporate a meatless dinner into your menu.
  • Incorporate a couple casseroles and soups into your menu. These usually tend to be stretchers and are less expensive than individual helpings of a veggie, meat, and bread.
  • Cut out sodas and expensive coffees. Consider making your own specialty coffee drinks at home using your blender.
  • Cut down juices to just breakfast unless fruit is served.
  • Make granola and yogurt or baked oatmeal for breakfast.
  • Change out light bulbs with fluorescents
  • Learn to change the oil in the vehicle, as well as the air filter.
  • Make your own cocoa mix, instead of buying it or mix half and half.
  • Don’t buy prepared gravy mixes, hamburger helpers, etc. Make your own from scratch.
  • Cut out prepared snack foods like chips and fancy crackers, unless for special occasions. Make popcorn in a good old pot on the stove or in an air popper. Make your own crackers. There are several recipes for crackers and snacks in the More With Less (on right).
  • Seek out marked down bananas. Let the kids eat the best ones. Peel and freeze the rest in a gallon zip lock bag. Pull out and make smoothies or banana bread.
  • Shop egg prices. Sometimes buying a large 3 dozen container is less expensive than the smaller containers. They will last for a very long time and are an inexpensive food.
  • Find a co-op for bulk foods like dried fruits, nuts, seeds, oatmeal, herbs, spices, vitamins and supplements, etc.
  • Buy generic when possible.
  • Make your own laundry soap.
  • Cook from scratch.
  • Make your own baby wipes.
  • Buy your cleaners at a janitorial supply store. They are so much cheaper and really good.
  • Try sharing postage with a few neighbors who have to mail the same utility bills to the same places.
  • Make your own envelopes instead of buying new ones by forming them from scratch paper. Take apart an envelope to use as a template.
  • The Tightwad Gazette (on right) suggests there are three ways to save (in a nutshell). They are: Buy it cheaper, make it last longer, use it less.
  • Wash out sturdy zip types bags to reuse. Just remember not to reuse any that stored meats or grease.
  • Use leftover rice by making a crust for a quiche. Do this by combining 1 1/2 c. of cooked rice, 1 oz of shredded cheese, and an egg. Pat out in a pie plate. For a larger quiche dish, increase rice and cheese portions slightly. Do not Pam or grease the dish. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes.
  • For cheap return address labels, cut out all of the mailing labels from your junk mail that has your address all nicely preprinted. Attach them to your envelopes with a glue stick, white glue, or tape.
  • Turning bulbs on and off wears them out. Since compact fluorescents are the most expensive type to replace, when leaving the room for less than half an hour, you should leave them on. When leaving for less than 15 minutes, leave tube fluorescents on, and when leaving for less than 5 minutes, leave incandescent on.
  • An inexpensive gift, if you can do calligraphy, might be to write a favorite Bible verse or saying then place it in a yard sale frame.
  • Buy and use a battery charger and rechargeable batteries.
  • Do not buy pre-processed potatoes (wedges, mashed, fries). Make them from scratch.
  • Make your own baking powder by mixing 1 part baking soda, 2 parts cream of tartar, and 2 parts arrowroot.
  • Make your own cream soup mix instead of buying premade, precanned soups.
  • Take shorter showers.
  • Insulate the attic.
  • Air condition one or two rooms, as opposed to the whole house. Likewise, in the winter, close off rooms that don’t need to be heated.
  • Hang your laundry out.
  • Put lids on all pots while cooking
  • Bake more than one item at a time.
  • When doing dishes, try filling the sink only half way.
  • Stop eating out or picking up something quick, especially if it means a fast food restaurant.
  • Learn to cut hair instead of paying someone else to do the job.
  • Add a little extra dry milk powder to baked goods to boost protein.
  • If you dine out, only drink water.
  • Less expensive snack foods would be popcorn, pretzels, Costco corn chips, or home made cookies.
  • The least expensive vegetables are cabbage and carrots
  • Get yourself a farmer’s guide from the extension office.  Find out when the produce your family enjoys the most comes ripe. Go pick it. Put it up. It’s not that difficult, really.
  • Buy from produce stands in bulk. Sometimes you can order ahead of time how much corn you want. Freeze it the same day you get it.
  • Eat before you go shopping
  • Have a planned list ahead of shopping time.
  • Make a master grocery list.
  • Try living on beans and rice for a week.
  • If you have little ones in disposable diapers, I have found Costco’s to be the best buy.
  • Stop using paper towels and use kitchen hand towels, instead.
  • Buy your tp at Costco in a large amount and just store it somewhere. It’s a good buy and good quality.
  • Bake. Fresh bread will fill a tummy like nobody’s business and makes hearts happy.
  • Take cash with you when you go shopping or purchase a gift card and just fill it with the amount you have limited yourself. Plan on keeping a little in there for incidentals, especially when you start this.
  • Don’t cater to picky eaters, unless it is your husband.
  • Eat hot cereals in the winter. You don’t even need milk.
  • Stop buying tooth paste. It’s not good for you, anyway.
  • Use borax and oxy mixed together instead of laundry soap or dish soap for the dishwasher.
  • Buy inexpensive Suave shampoo and dilute with water to use in your pump soap dispenser
  • Eat leftovers for lunch.
  • Powdered milk works well instead of real as a substitute. I make my yogurt with it, even.
  • Find a dent and nick store.
  • Ask your grocer if you can purchase old bananas at a discount.
  • I’m sure this list is incomplete. Perhaps you have some ideas up your sleeve that I have not come up with. Please share!

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