Inspirational Quote For Today: Personal Finance 101


 

 

“It’s not your salary that makes your rich, it’s your spending habits.” – Charles A. Jaffe

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Bridget

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Don’t Bite The Bait…….©


I heard something today that was very thought provoking:

Offences come from Satan trying to make you fall. This person went on to explain the Greek meaning for the word offence, this really got my attention, —–>Offences “skandalon” in the Greek, originally was the name of the part of a trap to which the bait is attached, hence, the trap or snare itself.

So in other words, Offence is a trap or snare itself, that Satan uses to try to make you fall by the way.

If we are not quick to release an offence that has been directed toward us, it will lead to our own downfall.

Unforgiveness will cause you to be bitter, have unhealthy relationships, unanswered prayers, misperceptions, it will also cause you to be out of the will of GOD.

Let us be quick to forgive! Quick to release an offence! Refuse to allow it to find ground in your heart! Even if the person who brought the offense never repents or asks forgiveness from you…. YOU let it go!

Don’t you become ensnared in the enemy’s trap to cause you to fall by the way.

It’s empowering to know who your real enemy is….don’t get caught up on the person who is giving the offence…look beyond the person and go straight to the source…Satan himself.

Offences will come but you don’t have to bite the bait!

Walk in love and exercise righteousness!
Great peace have they that love thy law:and nothing shall offend them (Psalms 119:165)

GOD Bless Ya’ll!!!

Date of Original Creation & Publishing: Monday, January 25, 2010 at 8:38pm

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Bridget

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“Kindness is always fashionable.” Amelia E. Barr

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Bridget

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LOVE A Word That Comes And Goes…©


We have all said it to someone, signed a birthday or Christmas card expressing these words of sentiment towards someone within our lifetime. In our good-byes we utter it.  We declare it in public settings.

But how far from the truth those words are in our relationships one toward another.

Someone told me about a situation where they told a particular person that they loved them, and that person replied back to them, “I think you like me but I don’t think you love me.”

This wasn’t a dating relationship, it was actually between two women, whose relationship consisted of being members of the same church at one point in time of their lives.  The person who told me this could not understand why this person would respond in such a way to them, They thought that it had something to do with them attending another church…and maybe that played a part in it but I have a pretty good idea why….You see TRUE LOVE…bears fruit…And the fruit of TRUE LOVE is detailed below. What we call love is so far from the truth (the Word of God), and some of us have become accustomed to what is actually considered to be a type of endearment or liking…not LOVE.

Love doesn’t mean agreeing with you all the time  OR being in your face all the time…..

Love however is:

Patient
Love is kind
It does not envy
It does not boast
It is not proud
It is not rude
It is not self-seeking
It is not easily angered
It keeps no records of wrong
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth
It always protects, always trusts, always preserves
I Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV)

So remember this the next time you start to say these words to someone…Remember the weight of what you are saying to that person.  This is just not a favorite scripture for a wedding ceremony, this is an attribute that we are to exhibit in EVERY relationship we have.

We don’t have to like a person…their ways…their attitudes…..what they do…what they say..BUT…we are commanded to LOVE them…regardless of how they treat us or act toward us….Yep..that even includes those who you would consider your enemy.

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

“Beloved Let Us Love One Another” 1 John 4:7-8

Original Creation&Publish Date:Monday, March 02, 2009 6:00 PM

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Bridget

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Vegetable Alfredo©


By request, here’s a recipe I’m sure you will love!

I love vegetables and I love being creative when cooking.
This is a dish that I created from scratch during a time, when I was really working out and adjusting my eating habits. I wanted to increase my vegetable intake while decreasing the amount of meat that I was consuming in order to aid in weight loss. I came up with this easy to make recipe and have been making this dish ever since! It’s easy to make and is sure to be a hit! You won’t even miss the meat!  Enjoy!

Ingredients Needed:

Your vegetables of choice! There is no set vegetable for this recipe you can use whatever vegetables you like. I have listed some examples below of what to choose.

Frozen Spinach
Frozen Stir Fry Mix (Some mixtures include onions, red bell peppers, bamboo shoots, corn, broccoli, etc.,)
Frozen Broccoli
Frozen Corn
Frozen Sugar Snap Peas
1-2 small cans of mushrooms

Whatever you choose, you can mix or match or use one veggie alone. I personally love green vegetables, so I typically use frozen spinach with 1-2 cans of mushrooms, or spinach alone, or a frozen stir-fry mix alone.  The possiblities are endless and up to you! You can purchase frozen stir-fry mix from your local grocery store.

Remaining ingredients needed:

1lb of fettucine
2-3 Cups of Water
1-2 Teaspoons of EVOO-Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 jars of Ragu Alfredo Sauce (Garlic Parmesan or Classic Alfredo)
Salt
Pepper
Oregano
Grated Parmesan Cheese (Kraft or Spartan Brand)
Garlic Bread or Bread Sticks

Directions:

First in a large saucepan bring 2-3 cups of water to a boil.
Once the water is at a boiling point, add your fettucine to the water and let it cook until it is tender/done.

Next, while your fettucine is cooking, prepare your vegetables.
I personally like to saute my vegetables in EVOO, before adding them to the already prepared fettucine. You can lightly steam, boil, or saute your veggies, it’s up to you, either way is great! If you choose to saute your veggies, use the EVOO! It is way healthier than vegetable oil.

Once your vegetables are done, add them to your already prepared fettucine. Be sure to pour the water off of the fettucine before adding your vegetables. Add both cans of Ragu Alfredo Sauce to the mixture. Stir your vegetables and fettucine until all your fettucine and vegetables are coated. Season with Salt & Pepper. If you are an Oregano fan, season with Oregano too. Return the pot to the stove. Cook on medium heat while stirring, until the alfredo sauce is well heated throughout the dish. Let it cool.

Once the vegetable alfredo has cooled, you are now ready to serve it! Garnish it with grated parmesan cheese and serve with your choice of garlic bread or garlic sticks.  Delicioso!

Feel free to share this recipe with others as long as you credit the source with the following: Vegetable Alfredo by Bridget D. Webb (www.effortlessbeauty.wordpress.com)

Disclaimer: All products brands used in this recipe were purchased by me. I am in no way affliated with or work for any of the brands listed in this recipe.

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