Coupons for the Community
This blog is for showing the goods gotten for free (or really cheap) using coupons that were provided by friends and family. These goods are then distributed to people in our community to whom I feel God has called me to serve for one reason or another. I am not a writer of any sort, a super couponer, or a very good blogger. I am just a child of God trying to follow what I believe He has called me to do. Whatever God has put on my heart on a certain day is what comes out in a post, so I hope it makes some sense and is not offensive or scrambled. If it is, it is only because I am a work in progress. Love to all, In His Name.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Because heaven versus hell is not something to mess with. It isn't a joke. It isn't just something to think about in your free time. It is so real. It scares me to think of ANYBODY I know, whether I like them, love them, can't stand them, or have never even met them to spend one second of eternity in hell...and it should scare you too. It should bring you to tears to think about. It should bring you to your knees in prayer. It should make you question everything you believe in until you have answers. Because the fact of the matter is, if you study the book of Revelation like I did this summer (and I strongly recommend Beth Moore's study because she is easy to listen to), the Bible is so perfectly written by God. It is so connected from beginning to end and everywhere in between and there are so many unbelievable, jaw-dropping commonalities that go beyond prophecy (although the prophecy is jaw-dropping in and of itself) in these 66 books of the Bible all written by so many different people in so many different time periods in several different languages that the only explanation for NO inconsistencies throughout it and NO mistakes in it would be that God wrote it. Jesus is coming back and He will judge.
Just think about one thing. If there was going to be a religion started "just for fun," would people really come up with the book of Revelation to convince people to join their little cult. The book of Revelation. I mean c'mon. Have you read it? There is some pretty ridiculous, off-the-wall, crazy stuff in there (no offense, God). Would they REALLY pick THAT to convince people? And would they let women join their little group, back in the day? And they wouldn't go so far as to die for their cause in such horrific ways as being stoned, beheaded, crucified, etc. Not so many of them.
Christians need to cleanse themselves daily of sin in order to stay in fellowship with God. We are so far from perfect it is scary. And I am so sorry if this is another imperfection shining through because I don't ever stop talking about Jesus and non-believers can't stand how Christians walk around telling them they are going to hell. It isn't like that. We aren't trying to be accusatory. We are scared TO DEATH because we believe that and don't want ANYONE to go there. It isn't funny slang to us. It is the real deal.
What IS the meaning of life? My pastor summed part of it up perfectly yesterday, but I won't quote exactly: We must grow in maturity in Christ so that we can bring others to Him so that more and more and more souls are saved.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
My friend asked me to put a little insert in each box stating who the goods were from. My first desire was just to write, "Love, God." :) But...I knew I was supposed to do more than that. He is to get all of the glory, as ALL of this is provided by Him and is His doing, but I wanted to thank these amazing families for things that you just can't thank people enough for under such circumstances without sounding under-appreciative and, so I was stumped. I prayed and prayed kept putting it off and putting it off. So here is what other's helped me with...
What can we say to the families who send their spouses to fight for our great country and our freedoms? "Thank you" isn't enough, because even though you sacrifice lets us sleep better at night, it probably keeps you awake with worry. So what can we say to you?
At the very least, we can tell you we pray for your loved ones, and for you. It may not seem like much, but He hears our prayers. When the world fails us, no matter what happens, "He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress, I will never be shaken" (Psalm 62:2). He will provide, and we want to help in our small way through "Coupons for the Community." Our small effort cannot repay you for your sacrifice, but we hope it will ease some of your burdens.
In His Name.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
So, one of the new general guidelines on this new policy is that if a product is less than the value the coupon, the cashier has to mark down the value of the coupon to match the value of the product if you so desire, making the product free! The Purina dog and cat products are $1.99 this week and the 8/15 SS has a $2 off coupon for each. I took 12 coupons of each and got 24 free bags of Purina! The cashier was not aware of this policy, the machine beeped at her twice and she told me I could not use my q's, but I told her the new policy on-line allowed for this, so she called a manager over. I had the policy in my purse. but I was only going to pull it out as a last resort. Sure enough, the manager was well aware of the new policy and marked the coupons down to match the value of the product.
It's a miracle, another miracle, something only God can do! It's a sign, it's a wonder. How remarkable, incredible, phenomenal, sensational, miracle! (Nothing like a little Veggie Tales to end a deal!)