Archive | December 2018

Your Best New Year Ever!

Happy New Year!  If your reading this then thank God for another New Year!  Take a vow this year not to take anything for granted! Blessings big and small cherish them all! Redeem the time, and promise yourself to make the best of the life that God has given you.  If things are not as you want them, then Change it! It’s time for Change! Change for the better. A better walk with God! Greater confidence, greater hope, better relationships, closer family bonds, a better understanding of who God is and what he is able to do in your life! It’s your year to shine. Shine your light people of God.

I love the New year the promise of a new beginning new hope renewed passion another chance another opportunity at life. I wish all the SCW readers a safe, happy healthy, prosperous new year. My husband and I prefer cozy quiet new years eve. I prepare appetizers and a nice dinner and of course Champagne toast at midnight and fireworks!  We wish you God’s Love, Peace, and Protection in the coming year. Drop us a comment let us know how you’ll spend New Year’s Eve, and if you have no plans you can always hang out here! Happy New Year Everyone!  See SCW’s tips for a safe New years eve.

5 Tips for a safe New year’s Eve 

  • Prearrange safe transportation if your hitting the party circuit

  • Drink responsibly, know your limit

  • Be aware of your surroundings don’t leave drinks unattended

  • Travel in groups

  • Make sure someone knows where you are going and check in with them

  • Cabs in most major cities give free rides on New years eve if you are unable to drive

Verse of the day:

A New Year, A new you. What will you do differently this year?  Nobody’s perfect, however we should strive to progress to always be moving forward, learn from mistakes and be better this year than the last! instead of a resolution, pray, and let God give you the grace to do whatever is in your heart to do. Resolutions are made and broken in human strength, which is limited! use the power available to you to do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

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Christmas Day, Celebrating God’s Gift of Christ

To all our followers and readers around the world have a blessed, and Happy Holiday Season!  Be always mindful of God’s goodness and his blessings!  How will you spend your Christmas this year? Going out-of-town to visit, or staying local with family and friends?  What are you grateful for?  What was the highlight of the year for you?  Drop us a comment and tell us about it.  We actually had Christmas with the kids early this year on Saturday, they had fun, and ate until they were full!  The kids were invited to Lake Tahoe this year with friends!  Our son, now 21 has his own place so this will be our first year as empty nesters for the holidays!  I served turkey and ham to the kids, tonight, for Christmas eve  I’m serving rack of lamb, Christmas Day I’ll do a roast.  Looking forward to some much-needed rest and relaxation. Typically people take their vacation time at the end of the year, so enjoy the time off as well as your family and friends.  And just note that we pray for you that your life may continue to grow in Christ!!  And always thanking you for reading SCW!

Verse of the Day:

Missing Loved ones in Heaven at Christmas? A prayer for them

To My Mom Pamela Newman 1956-2005, All my love, we love you Mom!

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Christmas Holiday Meals and Entertaining

Happy Holidays!  Time for gathering and entertaining in the name of the Lord who provides.  I ‘ve never met “Pioneer Woman”, but we’re like kindred spirits.  I’m sure you recognize her from the “Food Network”.  She  reminds me of myself in some ways.  She loves to cook!  She is very much about the home and family but also a business woman.  She’s built a whole empire out of the lifestyle of home and cooking and you can tell she is a woman of faith.  Her dishes are great and she entertains like a pro.

Today on SCW I’m gonna share a couple of her videos for Christmas dinner main courses for you to enjoy. Also click the link to go to SCW’s Christmas Holiday Entertaining!  We love our readers at SCW, and we wish you a happy, healthy holiday season from our family to yours!

Christmas Holiday Desserts

Click the picture below for Entertaining Tips

Verse of the day:

In loving memory of our friend and brother Kirk. To live in the hearts of others is never to die.

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The Peace and Hope Of Christ’s Birth

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and my personal favorite Christmas!  Celebrating the birth of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ!  I want my readers to be wise!  Like the wise men.  Do you have wisdom?  The bible says that “wisdom is better than silver and gold”, Proverbs 16:16.  I want my readers to be wise to the commercialism of Christmas in the Mass Media.  Don’t believe for one minute that it’s about stressing yourself out and going into debt to buy things that you can’t afford that are not necessities.

I love to give gifts, it’s a tradition at Christmas around the world.  It started with the wise men bringing gifts to Jesus and Christ is God’s gift to us!  The reason for the season and the spirit of the season is that we have the Victory, through Him,who died for our sins!  In Christ you have the victory!  That is the gift!  Praise God for what he’s done in your life and mine!  Thank God that you are able to give gifts to your loved ones and have a prosperous Christmas.  For it is more blessed to give than receive Acts 20:35.

However, if you are unable to give as you would like praise God for what you do have, because it can be a lot worse.  As Paul said, “I’ve learned whatever state I’m in to be content”, Philippians 4:11.  2 Corinthians 2:19, “My grace is sufficient for you.”

Here in California we’ve had a lot of fires and some people came home at Thanksgiving to find their homes GONE!!  Everything gone, in an instant during the holidays.  Starting to feel a lot more grateful now?  Me too!  I’m counting my blessings!  Throughout the season meditate on how good God has been!  I will be doing the same!  We’ll do it together!  I want you to really meditate on where you’ve been, where you are now, and where you like to go and pray about it.  Take God with you, he’ll make all your plans Succeed!  Proverbs 16:3.  Enjoy what’s really important this holiday season, your family, people you love and the people who love you, the things that can’t be replaced!  Hold tight to that which is good!

To all our readers and followers around the world!

Coming Up: Your Christmas Holiday meals and entertaining made easy!

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A Merry Heart , and 4 Ways to Reduce Stress this Season

  1. Take Joy in the season and meditate on the goodness of the Lord.

  2. Set a Budget

  3. Spend time with family and friends

  4. Avoid going to endless stores in the holiday frenzy.  Shop online and have it delivered right to your door.  If you prefer going out preplan your trip, combine it with running errands and make a day of it.  Maximize your time and get a lot done in one day, that way you avoid going to endless stores.

Editors note: Happy Holiday season to our our followers and readers around the world From Southern California.

Shout out to the East Coast New York City Rockefeller Center

Verse of the day:

Remembering an Angel This Holiday Season: Pamela Newman, August 31, 1956-December 2, 2005, We Love you Mom!

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