Showing posts from June, 2011

Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker

The budget secrets were common sense tips.  I was raised by a thrifty mom who re-purposed before it became the "In" thing to do, or "Going Green"  etc...  She was creative in her financial sensibilities in most areas of our home life. Ms. Craker's discusses new ways to share gift giving joy in Christmas gift giving. This is an area of spending that a lot of people fall into a debt trap.  She shares many tips on how to avoid this money pit.  A quote from the chapter titled, Rethinking Gifts ,  " I don't know if I'm prepared to receive only a light bulb for Christmas...but I think we could all stand to dial it down about ten notches." I heartily agree!  My best gifts have always been those that were simple and spoke to me of the givers thoughtfulness not necessarily their abundant bank account. I liked the book.  It was an easy read and a doable process for most anyone.   There is a list of bartering websites that would be helpful to most. 

Reboot- Rest

Original water color painting " The Sabbath Man?" copyright © 1998 Debbie Turner Chavers Time to reboot! I want to encourage you to take at least 24 uninterrupted hours of rest. Notice I said take. This will require a determination and action on your part. Turn off phone, computer, etc.... and just chill out. I have begun to really appreciate the value of unplugging. Life still happens around you but even with all that you will be amazed at how much more you get done afterwards.....after the unplug! Being still to the best of your ability...a Sabbath rest from life. The suitcase, the laundry, the email..etc...can wait. Yes, wait. But an airing out of your temple can not. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. Resting from our life gives the Holy Spirit time to clear cobwebs, open windows, renovate our rooms. Give Him place, rest. Mark 6:31 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place , and rest a while: for there were many coming and going,

Extravagant Giver

Do you have a generous spirit?  Are you looking for ways to be a blessing?  Will you encourage and help others along the path towards God and His goodness?  I want to encourage you to be extravagant in praise.  A giver of good things, like your Father in heaven.  God is a giver.  It is absolutely amazing what a little encouragement can do.  Your smile, your word of encouragement, praise, or help can make a true life difference.  Don't dismiss your ability to minister the love of God to those in your life and your sphere of influence. ~Debbie Mark 16:15   And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 2 Corinthians 9:7   Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver . James 1:17   Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights , with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. All w

A Prayer for You

May God richly bless you today and may you arise in your God given anointing to do that which has been prepared for you. That you may walk in the light of His word and fulfill His will in your daily life today and always. In Jesus name, Amen. Countless hugs for each of you :-) because God has loved you with an everlasting love through His Son, Jesus Christ. Take a moment and rejoice with me...this is indeed very GOOD NEWS. ~Debbie All writing,poetry,posts,art,and photography, copyright © 2011 Debbie Turner Chavers. Protected by US and International copyright laws. All Rights Reserved. Scripture references taken from the King James bible. Would you like to see what I am currently painting? Click on these links or