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New Year, A Better You

Strengthen and maintain your prayer life in this new season!  It’s the only thing that keeps us as believers grounded, centered, and focused on our relationship with God.  Bring Him all your issues, and worries and let him grant peace.  What will you do different in this season?  How will you make the best of what God has given you?  What changes for the better would you like to make?  1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your cares and anxieties on him for he cares for you.”  Below are 4 scriptures to carry in your heart as you face another new year.

 

Philippians 4:6-7   

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Joshua 1:9 

Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Be good to your Body!  It is the temple of God!  Strengthen your spirit with God’s word, feed your body a balanced healthy diet to live your healthiest fullest potential.  Health is wealth, without it, it’s impossible to have the best quality of life. I used to love a big juicy cheeseburger like everyone else, still do.  However, I don’t eat fast food anymore.  I cut it from my diet because I didn’t feel good after eating it.  I stay away from unnatural foods in favor of fresh salads, fruits and vegetables with fish and chicken and lean meats.  No soda, and low sugar and salt and lots of water.

As my diet got better I felt better and felt in control of my weight.  Be your healthiest!  Look and feel your best!  Create an exercise plan that’s doable and start slow.  I’ve been working out consistently for the past three years just half hour a day.  Sometimes I do the bike, or I do the elliptical or both.  When it’s warm I like to swim.  I’m also very active throughout the day walking as much as I can when I’m not in the car.

 

Well guys I’m in full vacation mode now and this is the scene, a Cozy Cabin, 8,000 ft elevation surrounded by the scenic beauty of the mountains with my husband.  It doesn’t get any better than this! A reminder to enjoy each day with loved ones as they are blessings from God!

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“January Birthday Announcements”, A special Happy Birthday to author and founder of SCW January 13th, and to my Beloved Grandfather Thomas Newman January 6th.

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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!

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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

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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

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

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Our Daily Bread

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Faithful Love

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