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Friday, January 8, 2010

Welcome to our blog...A Day in the Life of an LDS Hippie Farmer!



Welcome to our blog...A Day in the Life of an LDS Hippie Farmer!

First of all, I would like to introduce ourselves as just your average American family trying to find our way through life. With 6 kids total between us, we are a typical "blended family", that seems to always be busy, even though we have arranged our lives to work well with our kids' school schedules. My wife works at a school, which works perfectly as far as her working the same hours as they go to school and having Christmas break, Spring break and Summer break off. As for me, although I have periodically worked for other people over the years, I now own a couple of businesses...both of which in the grand scheme of things are relatively small but are basically both founded on the principle of being environmentally friendly as well as pocketbook friendly. Basically what I mean by that is it is actually possible to get environmentally friendly products without having to take out a second mortgage on your house.

The same is true with be able to provide your family with quality organic food. I'll get into this a little bit later on.

So, the basic idea behind me starting this blog is not only for my own personal journal benefits of tracking all of the things that I do on a daily basis, but for me to share some of my own personal insights with those of you out there that would like to make some positive changes in your own life but aren't really sure where to even start since life can be pretty overwhelming with raising kids, working jobs and just trying to keep your head above water without going completely and totally insane. So, I've done much of the work for you, from providing daily links to places where you can get coupons to instructions on how to make the most of those coupons by showing you where to get which products, from providing software for you to use for your grocery shopping list to how to keep an inventory of what you do have in order to build your food storage, from providing weekly menus with cooking instructions (plans to have full video hopefully coming soon) to growing your own backyard organic garden, as well as daily guide on how you can read the entire Scriptural Quad (Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants) in one year...yep that's right, 365 days!

My hope is that this will be of a great amount of benefit to you and your family, intellectually, spiritually and financially. All I really can suggest is that they only way for this to truly benefit you is for you to take a few minutes and make this a daily routine of checking this blog to see what's new. I understand that not everything on this blog will be for everyone, however I do believe that there will be a little something for everyone and a whole lot of things that most people never imagined. Have you ever made your own cheese?


Open your eyes, open your mind, open your heart and all will be revealed.

Jan 8, 2010 Scripture Study

Today's Scripture readings;

Genesis 18:20-19:38
Psalm 8:1-9
Proverbs 2:6-15
Matthew 6:25-7:14
1 Nephi 8
D&C 8

THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED



GENESIS


CHAPTER 18

Abraham entertains three holy men—They promise that Sarah shall have a son—Abraham will command his children to do justice and judgment—The Lord appears to him—They discuss the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

20 And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.

22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord.

23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?

25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?

26 And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:

28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.

29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake.

30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.

31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake.

32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be aangry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will bnot destroy it for ten’s sake.

33 And the Lord awent his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.


THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED



GENESIS


CHAPTER 19

Lot entertains holy men—The men of Sodom seek to abuse Lot’s guests, and are smitten with blindness—Lot sent out of Sodom—The Lord rains brimstone and fire upon Sodom and Gomorrah—Lot’s daughters preserve his seed in the land.

1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,

7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:

13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.

14 And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you bout of this place; for the Lord will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

15 And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city.

16 And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

17 And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.

18 And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:

19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

20 Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

21 And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken.

22 Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar.

23 The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar.

24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;

25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

26 But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:

28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

29 And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37 And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

 
THE BOOK OF



PSALMS


PSALM 8

A Messianic Psalm of David—He says that babes and sucklings praise the Lord—He asks: What is man, that thou art mindful of him?


TO THE CHIEF MUSICIAN UPON GITTITH, A PSALM OF DAVID.

1 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

 
THE PROVERBS



CHAPTER 2

The Lord giveth wisdom, knowledge, and understanding—Walk in the way of good men.

6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:

 
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO



ST MATTHEW


CHAPTER 6

Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount—He teaches the disciples the Lord’s Prayer—They are commanded to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father aknoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be fadded unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

 
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO



ST MATTHEW


CHAPTER 7

Jesus concludes the Sermon on the Mount—He commands: Judge not; ask of God; beware of false prophets—He promises salvation to those who do the will of the Father.

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou thebmote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

6 ¶ Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

7 ¶ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

 
THE FIRST BOOK OF NEPHI



HIS REIGN AND MINISTRY


CHAPTER 8

Lehi sees a vision of the tree of life—He partakes of its fruit and desires his family to do likewise—He sees a rod of iron, a strait and narrow path, and the mists of darkness that enshroud men—Sariah, Nephi, and Sam partake of the fruit, but Laman and Lemuel refuse. Between 600 and 592 B.C.

1 And it came to pass that we had gathered together all manner of aseeds of every kind, both of grain of every kind, and also of the seeds of fruit of every kind.

2 And it came to pass that while my father tarried in the wilderness he spake unto us, saying: Behold, I have dreamed a dream; or, in other words, I have seen a vision.

3 And behold, because of the thing which I have seen, I have reason to rejoice in the Lord because of Nephi and also of Sam; for I have reason to suppose that they, and also many of their seed, will be saved.

4 But behold, Laman and Lemuel, I fear exceedingly because of you; for behold, methought I saw in my dream, a dark and dreary wilderness.

5 And it came to pass that I saw a man, and he was dressed in a white robe; and he came and stood before me.

6 And it came to pass that he spake unto me, and bade me follow him.

7 And it came to pass that as I followed him I beheld myself that I was in a dark and dreary waste.

8 And after I had traveled for the space of many hours in darkness, I began to pray unto the Lord that he would have mercy on me, according to the multitude of his tender mercies.

9 And it came to pass after I had prayed unto the Lord I beheld a large and spacious field.

10 And it came to pass that I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy.

11 And it came to pass that I did go forth and partake of the fruit thereof; and I beheld that it was most sweet, above all that I ever before tasted. Yea, and I beheld that the fruit thereof was white, to exceed all the whiteness that I had ever seen.

12 And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was desirable above all other fruit.

13 And as I cast my eyes round about, that perhaps I might discover my family also, I beheld a river of water; and it ran along, and it was near the tree of which I was partaking the fruit.

14 And I looked to behold from whence it came; and I saw the head thereof a little way off; and at the head thereof I beheld your mother Sariah, and Sam, and Nephi; and they stood as if they knew not whither they should go.

15 And it came to pass that I beckoned unto them; and I also did say unto them with a loud voice that they should come unto me, and partake of the fruit, which was desirable above all other fruit.

16 And it came to pass that they did come unto me and partake of the fruit also.

17 And it came to pass that I was desirous that Laman and Lemuel should come and partake of the fruit also; wherefore, I cast mine eyes towards the head of the river, that perhaps I might see them.

18 And it came to pass that I saw them, but they would anot come unto me and partake of the fruit.

19 And I beheld a arod of iron, and it extended along the bank of the river, and led to the tree by which I stood.

20 And I also beheld a astrait and narrow path, which came along by the rod of iron, even to the tree by which I stood; and it also led by the head of the fountain, unto a large and spacious field, as if it had been a bworld.

21 And I saw numberless concourses of people, many of whom were apressing forward, that they might obtain the bpath which led unto the tree by which I stood.

22 And it came to pass that they did come forth, and commence in the path which led to the tree.

23 And it came to pass that there arose a amist of darkness; yea, even an exceedingly great mist of darkness, insomuch that they who had commenced in the path did lose their way, that they wandered off and were blost.

24 And it came to pass that I beheld others pressing forward, and they came forth and caught hold of the end of the rod of iron; and they did press forward through the mist of darkness, aclinging to the rod of iron, even until they did come forth and partake of the bfruit of the tree.

25 And after they had partaken of the fruit of the tree they did cast their eyes about as if they were aashamed.

26 And I also cast my eyes round about, and beheld, on the aother side of the river of water, a great and bspacious building; and it stood as it were in the cair, high above the earth.

27 And it was filled with people, both old and young, both male and female; and their manner of dress was exceedingly fine; and they were in the aattitude of bmocking and pointing their fingers towards those who had come at and were partaking of the fruit.

28 And after they had atasted of the fruit they were bashamed, because of those that were cscoffing at them; and they dfell away into forbidden paths and were lost.

29 And now I, Nephi, do not speak aall the words of my father.

30 But, to be short in writing, behold, he saw other multitudes pressing forward; and they came and caught hold of the end of the arod of iron; and they did press their way forward, continually holding fast to the rod of iron, until they came forth and fell down and partook of the fruit of the tree.

31 And he also saw other amultitudes feeling their way towards that great and spacious building.

32 And it came to pass that many were drowned in the adepths of the bfountain; and many were lost from his view, wandering in strange roads.

33 And great was the multitude that did enter into that strange building. And after they did enter into that building they did point the finger of ascorn at me and those that were partaking of the fruit also; but we heeded them not.

34 These are the words of my father: For as many as aheeded them, had fallen away.

35 And aLaman and Lemuel partook not of the fruit, said my father.

36 And it came to pass after my father had spoken all the words of his dream or vision, which were many, he said unto us, because of these things which he saw in a vision, he exceedingly feared for Laman and Lemuel; yea, he feared lest they should be cast off from the presence of the Lord.

37 And he did aexhort them then with all the feeling of a tender parent, that they would hearken to his words, that perhaps the Lord would be merciful to them, and not cast them off; yea, my father did preach unto them.

38 And after he had preached unto them, and also prophesied unto them of many things, he bade them to keep the commandments of the Lord; and he did cease speaking unto them.

 
THE



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS


OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS


SECTION 8

Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet to Oliver Cowdery, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, April 1829. HC 1: 36–37. In the course of the translation of the Book of Mormon, Oliver, who continued to serve as scribe, writing at the Prophet’s dictation, desired to be endowed with the gift of translation. The Lord responded to his supplication by granting this revelation.

1–5, Revelation comes by the power of the Holy Ghost; 6–12, Mysteries of God and the power to translate ancient records come by faith.

1 Oliver Cowdery, verily, verily, I say unto you, that assuredly as the Lord liveth, who is your God and your Redeemer, even so surely shall you receive a knowledge of whatsoever things you shall ask in faith, with an honest heart, believing that you shall receive a knowledge concerning the engravings of old records, which are ancient, which contain those parts of my scripture of which has been spoken by thegmanifestation of my Spirit.

2 Yea, behold, I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart.

3 Now, behold, this is the spirit of revelation; behold, this is the spirit by which Moses brought the children of Israel through the Red Sea on dry ground.

4 Therefore this is thy gift; apply unto it, and blessed art thou, for it shall deliver you out of the hands of your enemies, when, if it were not so, they would slay you and bring your soul to destruction.

5 Oh, remember these words, and keep my commandments. Remember, this is your gift.

6 Now this is not all thy gift; for you have another gift, which is the gift of Aaron; behold, it has told you many things;

7 Behold, there is no other power, save the power of God, that can cause this gift of Aaron to be with you.

8 Therefore, doubt not, for it is the gift of God; and you shall hold it in your hands, and do marvelous works; and no power shall be able to take it away out of your hands, for it is the work of God.

9 And, therefore, whatsoever you shall ask me to tell you by that means, that will I grant unto you, and you shall have knowledge concerning it.

10 Remember that without faith you can do nothing; therefore ask in faith. Trifle not with these things; do not ask for that which you ought not.

11 Ask that you may know the mysteries of God, and that you may translate and receive knowledge from all those ancient records which have been hid up, that are sacred; and according to your faith shall it be done unto you.

12 Behold, it is I that have spoken it; and I am the same that spake unto you from the beginning. Amen.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Jan 7, 2010 Scripture Study

Today's Scripture readings;

Genesis 16:1 -18:19
Psalm 7:1-17
Proverbs 2:1-5
Matthew 6:1-24
1 Nephi 7
D&C 7

THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED



GENESIS


CHAPTER 16

Sarai gives Hagar to Abram as his wife—Hagar flees from Sarai—An angel commands Hagar to return and submit herself to Sarai—Hagar bears Ishmael.

1 Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an aEgyptian, whose name was bHagar.

2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my amaid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.

3 And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

4 ¶ And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was adespised in her eyes: the Lord judge between me and thee.

6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her aas it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

7 ¶ And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to aShur.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9 And the aangel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and bsubmit thyself under her hands.

10 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy aseed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

11 And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name aIshmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction.

12 And he will be a awild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

13 And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?

14 Wherefore the awell was called bBeer-lahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

15 ¶ And Hagar abare Abram a son: and Abram called his son’s name, which Hagar bare, bIshmael.

16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.


THE BOOK OF



PSALMS


PSALM 7

David trusts in the Lord who shall judge the people—God is angry with the wicked.


SHIGGAION OF DAVID, WHICH HE SANG UNTO THE LORD, CONCERNING THE WORDS OF CUSH THE BENJAMITE.

1 O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

3 O Lord my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)

5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.

6 Arise, O Lord, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.

8 The Lord shall ajudge the people: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God atrieth the hearts and reins.

10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is aangry with the wicked every day.

12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived amischief, and brought forth falsehood.

15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is afallen into the ditch which he made.

16 His mischief shall areturn upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

17 I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.
 

 THE PROVERBS



CHAPTER 2

The Lord giveth wisdom, knowledge, and understanding—Walk in the way of good men.

1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and ahide my commandments with thee;

2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine aheart to understanding;

3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

5 Then shalt thou understand the afear of the Lord, and find the bknowledge of God.

 
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO



ST MATTHEW


CHAPTER 6

Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount—He teaches the disciples the Lord’s Prayer—They are commanded to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.

1 aTake heed that ye do not your balms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the ahypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have bglory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

4 That thine aalms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall breward thee openly.

5 ¶ And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the ahypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy acloset, and when thou hast bshut thy door, cpray to thy Father which is in dsecret; and thy Father which eseeth in secret shall freward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, use not vain arepetitions, as the bheathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father aknoweth what things ye have bneed of, before ye ask him.

9 aAfter this manner therefore bpray ye: Our cFather which art in heaven, dHallowed be thy ename.

10 Thy akingdom come. Thy bwill be done cin earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily abread.

12 And forgive us our adebts, as we bforgive our debtors.

13 aAnd blead us not into ctemptation, dbut deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the eglory, for ever. Amen.

14 For if ye aforgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

15 But if ye aforgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

16 ¶ Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to afast. Verily I say unto you, They bhave their reward.

17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;

18 That thou appear not unto men to afast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall breward thee openly.

19 ¶ Lay not up for yourselves atreasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves bbreak through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves atreasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor bsteal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine aeye be bsingle, thy whole body shall be full of clight.

23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that adarkness!

24 ¶ aNo man can bserve two cmasters: for either he will dhate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and emammon.
 

THE FIRST BOOK OF NEPHI



HIS REIGN AND MINISTRY


CHAPTER 7

Lehi’s sons return to Jerusalem and enlist Ishmael and his household in their cause—Laman and others rebel—Nephi exhorts his brethren to have faith in the Lord—They bind him with cords and plan his destruction—He is freed by the power of faith—His brethren ask forgiveness—Lehi and his company offer sacrifice and burnt offerings. Between 600 and 592 B.C.

1 And now I would that ye might know, that after my father, Lehi, had made an end of aprophesying concerning his seed, it came to pass that the Lord spake unto him again, saying that it was not meet for him, Lehi, that he should take his family into the wilderness alone; but that his sons should take bdaughters to cwife, that they might raise up dseed unto the Lord in the land of promise.

2 And it came to pass that the Lord acommanded him that I, Nephi, and my brethren, should again return unto the land of Jerusalem, and bring down Ishmael and his family into the wilderness.

3 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did aagain, with my brethren, go forth into the wilderness to go up to Jerusalem.

4 And it came to pass that we went up unto the house of Ishmael, and we did gain favor in the sight of Ishmael, insomuch that we did speak unto him the words of the Lord.

5 And it came to pass that the aLord did soften the heart of Ishmael, and also his household, insomuch that they took their journey with us down into the wilderness to the tent of our father.

6 And it came to pass that as we journeyed in the wilderness, behold Laman and Lemuel, and two of the adaughters of Ishmael, and the two bsons of Ishmael and their families, did crebel against us; yea, against me, Nephi, and Sam, and their father, Ishmael, and his wife, and his three other daughters.

7 And it came to pass in the which rebellion, they were desirous to return unto the land of Jerusalem.

8 And now I, Nephi, being agrieved for the hardness of their hearts, therefore I spake unto them, saying, yea, even unto Laman and unto Lemuel: Behold ye are mine elder brethren, and how is it that ye are so hard in your hearts, and so blind in your minds, that ye have need that I, your byounger brother, should speak unto you, yea, and set an cexample for you?

9 How is it that ye have not hearkened unto the word of the Lord?

10 How is it that ye have aforgotten that ye have seen an angel of the Lord?

11 Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten what great things the Lord hath done for us, in adelivering us out of the hands of Laban, and also that we should obtain the record?

12 Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all athings according to his will, for the children of men, if it so be that they exercise bfaith in him? Wherefore, let us be faithful to him.

13 And if it so be that we are faithful to him, we shall obtain the aland of promise; and ye shall know at some future period that the word of the Lord shall be fulfilled concerning the bdestruction of cJerusalem; for all things which the Lord hath spoken concerning the destruction of Jerusalem must be fulfilled.

14 For behold, the aSpirit of the Lord bceaseth soon to strive with them; for behold, they have crejected the prophets, and dJeremiah have they cast into prison. And they have sought to take away the elife of my father, insomuch that they have driven him out of the land.

15 Now behold, I say unto you that if ye will return unto Jerusalem ye shall also perish with them. And now, if ye have choice, go up to the land, and remember the words which I speak unto you, that if ye go ye will also perish; for thus the Spirit of the Lord constraineth me that I should speak.

16 And it came to pass that when I, Nephi, had spoken these words unto my brethren, they were angry with me. And it came to pass that they did lay their hands upon me, for behold, they were exceedingly wroth, and they did abind me with cords, for they sought to take away my life, that they might leave me in the wilderness to be devoured by wild beasts.

17 But it came to pass that I prayed unto the Lord, saying: O Lord, according to my faith which is in thee, wilt thou deliver me from the hands of my brethren; yea, even give me astrength that I may bburst these bands with which I am bound.

18 And it came to pass that when I had said these words, behold, the bands were loosed from off my hands and feet, and I stood before my brethren, and I spake unto them again.

19 And it came to pass that they were angry with me again, and sought to lay hands upon me; but behold, one of the adaughters of Ishmael, yea, and also her mother, and one of the sons of Ishmael, did plead with my brethren, insomuch that they did soften their hearts; and they did cease striving to take away my life.

20 And it came to pass that they were sorrowful, because of their wickedness, insomuch that they did bow down before me, and did plead with me that I would aforgive them of the thing that they had done against me.

21 And it came to pass that I did frankly aforgive them all that they had done, and I did exhort them that they would pray unto the Lord their God for bforgiveness. And it came to pass that they did so. And after they had done praying unto the Lord we did again travel on our journey towards the tent of our father.

22 And it came to pass that we did come down unto the tent of our father. And after I and my brethren and all the house of Ishmael had come down unto the tent of my father, they did give athanks unto the Lord their God; and they did offer bsacrifice and burnt offerings unto him.

 
THE



DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS


OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS


SECTION 7

Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Oliver Cowdery, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, April 1829, when they inquired through the Urim and Thummim as to whether John, the beloved disciple, tarried in the flesh or had died. The revelation is a translated version of the record made on parchment by John and hidden up by himself. HC 1: 35–36.

1–3, John the Beloved shall live until the Lord comes; 4–8, Peter, James, and John hold gospel keys.

1 And the Lord said unto me: John, my abeloved, what bdesirest thou? For if you shall ask what you will, it shall be granted unto you.

2 And I said unto him: Lord, give unto me apower over bdeath, that I may live and bring souls unto thee.

3 And the Lord said unto me: Verily, verily, I say unto thee, because thou desirest this thou shalt atarry until I come in my bglory, and shalt cprophesy before nations, kindreds, tongues and people.

4 And for this cause the Lord said unto Peter: If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? For he desired of me that he might bring asouls unto me, but thou desiredst that thou mightest speedily come unto me in my bkingdom.

5 I say unto thee, Peter, this was a good desire; but my beloved has desired that he might do more, or a greater awork yet among men than what he has before done.

6 Yea, he has undertaken a greater work; therefore I will make him as flaming fire and a aministering angel; he shall minister for those who shall be bheirs of salvation who dwell on the earth.

7 And I will make thee to minister for him and for thy brother James; and unto you three I will agive this power and the bkeys of this ministry until I come.

8 Verily I say unto you, ye shall both have according to your desires, for ye both ajoy in that which ye have desired.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

$5.00 Magazine Subscriptions at Amazon!

 


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$10 Subscriptions:

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You gotta love how all the subscriptions are for Health-Diet-Exercise magazines this month!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs DVD


The Animated movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is now on sale in stores! Plus there is a $3/1 Printable coupon and a $4 Mail in Rebate- So we can save $7 per movie! Here’s a round up of prices around town, but it looks like Toys R Us is has the best price!


Safeway
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $19.99

Buy DVD, Receive following items free! Valid 1/5-1/14

Reeses Pieces 10-10.5 oz

Nabisco Oreo Cookies 9.6-18 oz or Oreo Fun Stix 5 oz

A&W or Sunkist 2-Liter Soda

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Final Price: $16.99 for everything!


Plus submit for $4.00 Rebate from Ronzoni!

SAVE $4 by mail when you purchase Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs AND any two (2) products from the following brands:

Ronzoni, San Giorgio, American Beauty,

Creamette, Prince or Skinner

Go HERE for Rebate Info!

Final Price: $12.99 after Rebate!



Target

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs $15.99

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Final price: $12.99


Walgreens & Rite Aid

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs $19.99

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Final price: $16.99


Toys R Us

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs $14.99

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Final price: $11.99


PLUS! Ronzoni Rebate

SAVE $4 by mail when you purchase Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs AND any two (2) products from the following brands:

Ronzoni, San Giorgio, American Beauty,

Creamette, Prince or Skinner

Go HERE for Rebate Info!


Current Catalinas at Fred Meyer & Smiths (All Kroger Chain Stores)



These Catalina offers should be good at all Kroger locations, including FRED MEYER. If one of these works for you, leave us a comment and let us know when and where!



Buy Kraft Cheese & Dairy Products between 1/1/10 – 1/24/10

Buy 5 (or more) and get $5 On Your Next Order

Choose from the following cheese items (6 oz or larger only unless otherwise specified):
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•Kraft Parmasan Cheese

•Kraft Natural cheese (chunks, shredded, crumbles(5oz), sticks and cubes.

•Kraft String-ums cheese

•Kraft Cracker Cuts Cheese

•Kraft Deli Deluxe Cheese Slices

•Philadelphia ready-to-eat Cheesecake filling

•Philadelphia Cream Cheese

•Velveeta Cheese product

•Cracker Barrel Cheese

•Cheese Whiz process cheese

•Brakstone’s Sour Cream

•Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese

•Knudsen Sour Cream

•Knudsen Cottage Cheese

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Buy any refrigerated Jell-O Mousse, Pudding, or Gelatin Snacks between 12/18/09- 1/10/10

Buy (3) & Get $2

Buy (4) & Get $3

Buy (5 or more) & Get $4 On Your Next Order

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Buy General Mills Fruit Shapes, Fruit By The Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups, or Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Stickerz and save up to $3.50 on your next shopping order. Purchase between 12/28-01/24

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Buy (3) & Get $1.00

Buy (4) & Get $2.00

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Of course, this applies to all offers: All items must be purchased in one shopping order. Limited to product in stock. No cash back.
Check out our Printable Coupon Database to find coupons to stack with these offers

Thanks to HCW and PYP!

GE Lightbulbs - $0.50 at Target


GE Reveal, 4-pack 60 watt Lightbulbs $2.00


$1.50/1 – GE Lightning Product – (target.com) (print it twice)

Final Price: $0.50

Some stores even have these on sale for $1.59, which would make your final price $0.09!

$1.00 OFF Weight Watchers Frozen Novelty Printable Coupon


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$1.00 OFF Johnsons Baby & Body Printable Coupons


Check out these new printable coupons from redplum! The baby coupon will score you free or nearly free Johnsons Buddies soap (in the diapering section). Walmart is generally the cheapest place to find Johnsons Buddies.


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Albertsons Matchups - Week of Jan 6th, 2010

There are 3 Double Coupons found in the ad… These are valid from 1/06-01/12. Stock up on General Mills stuff with their promo- the prices are looking HOT with the doublers!



In Ad Coupon Deals

Albertsons Whole Frying Chicken $0.69/lb

Skippy Peanut Butter $0.99 after in ad coupon

Use the $0.75/2 from 11/15 (EXP 1/10)

Final price: $0.62


Albertsons Mac and Cheese $0.39 after in ad coupon

Starkist Light Tuna $0.57 after in ad coupon

Aquarius Water, 24 pack $2.50 after in ad coupon

Breyers Ice Cream $1.99 after in ad coupon


Produce, Dairy and Meat

Navel Oranges $0.99/lb

Cantaloupe or Honeydew $0.99/lb

Pork Loin Assorted Pork Chops $0.99/lb

Russet Potatoes, 10 lb $0.99

Albertsons Cheese 6-8 oz $0.98

$1.00/2lb – Cheese, Any Brand, Idaho or Utah Only - (coupons.com)

Final Price: $2.92 for 4 bricks


Albertsons Cream Cheese $0.98

Yoplait Yogurt Cups $0.40 when you buy 20

$1.00/8 (IE) – Yoplait Yogurt Cups (bricks.coupons.com)

$1.00/8 (FF) – Yoplait Yogurt Cups (bricks.coupons.com)

$0.50/6 – Yoplait Yogurt Cups – (coupons.com)

$1.00/8 – Yoplait Yogurt Cups – (bettycrocker.com)

Final Price: $0.30 each


Albertsons Split Chicken Breast Bone-in B1G1 FREE or 2lb/2.49


Coupon Deals

Lean Cuisine Entree $1.67

$1.00/3 (IE) – Lean Cuisine Frozen Entrees – (bricks.coupons.com)

$1.00/3 (FF) – Lean Cuisine Frozen Entrees – (bricks.coupons.com)

Final Price: $1.34


Cottenelle Bath Tissue, 12 Double Roll $4.99

$1.00/1 (IE) – Cottonelle Aloe & E Bath Tissue – (bricks.coupons.com)

$1.00/1 (FF) – Cottonelle Aloe & E Bath Tissue – (bricks.coupons.com)

$1.00/1 (IE) – Cottonelle Toilet Paper – (bricks.coupons.com)

$1.00/1 (FF) – Cottonelle Toilet Paper – (bricks.coupons.com)

Final Price: $3.99


Hormel Natural Choice Lunch Meat B1G1 FREE @ $4.99

$0.75/1 – Hormel Natural Choice Deli – (hormel.com)

Final Price: $1.75 each when you use 2 coupons


Carnation Instant Breakfast $2.99

Use the $1/1 from 1/3

Final Price: $1.99


Sunshine Cheez-It Crackers $1.99

Use the $1/2 from 12/13

Final Price: $1.49


V8 Vegetable or Fusion Juice $2.50

$1.00/1 – V8 V-Fusion Juice – (campbellskitchen.com)

$1.00/1 – V8 Fusion -(tryv8.com)

$1.00/1 – V8 Vegetable Juice – (v8value.com)

Final Price: $1.50


Marie Callender’s Pasta Al Dente $2.49

$0.75/1 – Marie Calendars Pasta Al Dente – (smartsource.com)

Final Price: $1.74


Tropicana Trop 50 Juice $2.99

$1.00/1 – Tropicana Trop50 – (tropicana.com)

Final Price: $1.99


Wanchai Ferry Meal $6.99

$1.50/1 – Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree – (coupons.com)

$1.50/1 – Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree – (smartsource.com)

$1.50/1 – Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree – (pillsbury.com)

Final Price: $5.49


Ore-Ida Steam ‘n Mash $3.29

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Final Price: $2.29


General Mills Promo

Spend $20 (or more) and Save $5 On Your Next Shopping Order


Must spend $20 before coupons and tax.


Final price reflects the $5 Savings or 25% per item


Also! Get 50 Bonus Box Tops for Education for your local school


Betty Crocker Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna Helper $1.00

$1.00/3 – Hamburger Helper, Any – (bettycrocker.com)

$.75/3 from 1/3

Final Price: $0.61


Progresso Vegetable Classic Soup $1.00

$1.10/3 – Progresso Soups – (coupons.com)

$1.00/3 – Progresso Soups – (pillsbury.com)

$1.00/3 – Progresso Soups- (bettycrocker.com)

$0.50/2 from GM 1/3

Final Price: $0.61


General Mills Cereal $1.88

Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, MultiGrain Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Golden Grahams, Fiber One

$1.00/2 (IE) – General Mills – (bricks.coupons.com)

$1.00/2 (FF) – General Mills – (bricks.coupons.com)

$1.00/2 – Cheerios, Honey Nut – (honeynutcheerios.com)

$0.55/1 – Cheerios, Original – (coupons.com)

$1.00/1 – Cheerios, Original – (bettycrocker.com)

$1.00/2 – Cheerios, Various Varieties – (coupons.com)

$1.00/2 – Cheerios, Various Varieties – (bettycrocker.com)

$0.55/1 – Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal – (coupons.com)

$0.55/1 – Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal – (smartsource.com)

$1.00/1 – Fiber One Cereals, various – (bettycrocker.com)

$1/3 from GM 1/3

Final Price: As low as $0.41


Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.88

$0.50/2 – Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Gushers – (coupons.com)

$1.00/2 – Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Gushers – (bettycrocker.com)

$0.40/1 – Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes – (coupons.com)

$1.00/2 – Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes – (bettycrocker.com)

$0.50/1 from GM 1/3

Final Price: $0.91

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Buy General Mills Fruit Shapes, Fruit By The Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups, or Fruit Roll-Ups Fruit Stickerz and save up to $3.50 on your next shopping order. Purchase between 12/28-01/24

Buy (3) & Get $1.50 OYNO

Buy (4) & Get $2.50 OYNO

Buy (5) or more and get $3.50 OYNO
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Progresso High Fiber Soup, Progresso Light Soup, Progresso Rich and Hearty Soup, Progresso Traditional Soup $1.39

$1.10/3 – Progresso Soups – (coupons.com)

$1.00/3 – Progresso Soups – (pillsbury.com)

$1.00/3 – Progresso Soups- (bettycrocker.com)

Final Price: $0.71


Betty Crocker Warm Delights & Minis $1.99

$0.50/1 – Betty Crocker Warm Delights – (coupons.com)

$0.50/1 – Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls – (boxtops4education.com)

$1.00/2 – Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls – (bettycrocker.com)

$0.50/1 – Betty Crocker Warm Delights Bowls – (smartsource.com)

Final Price: $0.99


Betty Crocker Cookie Pouches $1.99

$0.40/1 – Betty Crocker Cookie Mix – (smartsource.com)

$0.40/1 – Betty Crocker Cookie Mix – (boxtops4education.com)

$1.00/2 – Betty Crocker Cookie Mix – (bettycrocker.com)

Final Price: As low as 0.99


Bisquick Shake N Pour $1.99

If the coupon works for this variety:

$0.60/1 – Bisquick Baking Mix- (smartsource.com)

$0.60/1 – Bisquick Baking Mix – (boxtops4education.com)

Final Price: $0.89


Pillsbury Toaster Strudel $2.49

$0.55/2 – Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries – (coupons.com)

$1.00/1 (IE) – Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries – (bricks.coupons.com)

$1.00/1 (FF) – Pillsbury Toaster Strudel Pastries – (bricks.coupons.com)

$1.00/2 – Pillsbury Toaster Strudel – (bettycrocker.com)

Final Price: As low as $1.87


Fiber One Bars $2.49

$0.40/1 – Fiber One Bars – (coupons.com)

$1.00/2 – Fiber One Chewy Bars or 90 Calorie – (bettycrocker.com)

$0.40/1 from GM 1/3

Final Price: As low as $1.37


Nature Valley Nut Clusters $2.49

$1.00/1 – Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters – (coupons.com)

$1.00/1 – Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters – (bettycrocker.com)

$0.50/1 from GM 1/3

Final price: $0.37

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Buy Nature Valley Granola Bars and save up to $3.50 off your next shopping order. Purchase between 12/28/09 – 1/24/10

Buy (3) & Get $1.50

Buy (4) & Get $2.50

Buy (5 or more) & Get $3.50


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Green Giant Boil in Bag Vegetables $1.29

Final price: 0.97


Yoplait Yo Plus Yogurt 4 ct, $1.49

$1.00/1 – Yoplait Yogurt, Yo-Plus 4 Pack – (coupons.com)

$1/1 from GM 1/3

Final Price: $0.12


Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers (w/o Sauce) $1.49

Use the $0.40/1 from GM 1/3

Final Price: $0.72


Bisquick Mix $1.99

$0.60/1 – Bisquick Baking Mix- (smartsource.com)

$0.60/1 – Bisquick Baking Mix – (boxtops4education.com)

$1.00/2 – Bisquick Original or Heart Smart Baking Mix – (bettycrocker.com)

Final Price: $0.99


Fiber One Frozen Muffin$2.99

$0.75/1 – Fiber One Frozen Muffins – (smartsource.com)

$1/1 from GM 1/3

Final Price: $1.49

General Mills Promo at Albertsons

General Mills Promo Scenario at Albertsons this week:
General Mills Promo

Spend $20 (or more) and Save $5 On Your Next Shopping Order

Must spend $20 before coupons and tax.

Final price reflects the $5 Savings or 25% per item

Also! Get 50 Bonus Box Tops for Education for your local school

{Buy 5} Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $1.88

$0.50/2 – Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Gushers – (coupons.com)

$1.00/2 – Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot, Gushers – (bettycrocker.com)

$0.40/1 – Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes – (coupons.com)

$1.00/2 – Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Shapes – (bettycrocker.com)

$0.50/1 from GM 1/3


{Buy 5} Nature Valley Nut Clusters $2.49

$1.00/1 – Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters – (coupons.com)

$1.00/1 – Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters – (bettycrocker.com)

$0.50/1 from GM 1/3


Final price before coupons: $21.85

Use all coupons & 3 Twice the Value coupons

Final Price OOP: $11.95

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Get the $5 Catalina for the GM Promo,

Get a $3.50 Catalina for buying 5 Fruit Snacks AND

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Final price when factoring Catalinas: FREE!!!

Jan 6, 2010 Scripture Study

Today's Scripture readings;

Genesis 13:5-15:21
Matthew 5:27-48
Psalm 6:1-10
Proverbs 1:29-33
1 Nephi 6
D&C 6

THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED


GENESIS

CHAPTER 13

Abram returns from Egypt—He and Lot part—The Lord will make Abram’s seed as the dust of the earth in number—Abram settles in Hebron.

5 ¶ And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

7 And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the aCanaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no astrife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be bbrethren.

9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed aSodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto bZoar.

11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and aLot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.

13 But the men of aSodom were bwicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.

14 ¶ And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and awestward:

15 For all the aland which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

16 And I will make thy aseed as the bdust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt ain the plain of Mamre, which is in bHebron, and built there an caltar unto the Lord.
 
THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED


GENESIS

CHAPTER 14

Lot captured in battles of the kings—He is rescued by Abram—Melchizedek administers bread and wine, and blesses Abram—Abram pays tithes—He declines to accept spoils of conquest.

1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of aShinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;

2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is aZoar.

3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt asea.

4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the aRephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the bZuzims in Ham, and the cEmims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

6 And the aHorites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness.

7 And they returned, and came to En-mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar.

8 And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar;) and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim;

9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.

10 And the vale of Siddim was full of aslimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.

11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

12 And they took aLot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

13 ¶ And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the aHebrew; for he dwelt bin the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, ahe armed his trained servants, bborn in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the aleft hand of Damascus.

16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his abrother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

17 ¶ And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the aking’s dale.

18 And aMelchizedek king of bSalem brought forth cbread and wine: dand he was the epriest of the most high God.

19 And he blessed him, and said, aBlessed be Abram of the most high bGod, cpossessor of heaven and earth:

20 And ablessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him btithes of all.

21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the agoods to thyself.

22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the Lord, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram arich:

24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their aportion.
 
THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED


GENESIS

CHAPTER 15

Abram desires offspring—The Lord promises him seed in number as the stars—He believes the promise—His seed shall be strangers in Egypt—Then, after four generations, they shall inherit Canaan.

1 After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a avision, saying, bFear not, Abram: I am thy cshield, and thy exceeding great reward.

2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the asteward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus?

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, aone born in my house is mine heir.

4 And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and atell the bstars, if thou be able to cnumber them: and he said unto him, So shall thy dseed be.

6 aAnd he bbelieved in the Lord; and he counted it to him for crighteousness.

7 And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to ainherit it.

8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I aknow that I shall inherit it?

9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

10 And he took unto him all these, and adivided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.

12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great adarkness fell upon him.

13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a astranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall bafflict them four hundred years;

14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they acome out with great bsubstance.

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good aold age.

16 But in the afourth generation they shall come bhither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet cfull.

17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that apassed between those pieces.

18 In the same day the Lord made a acovenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this bland, from cthe river of Egypt unto the great river, the river dEuphrates:

19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,

20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,

21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.


THE BOOK OF



PSALMS


PSALM 6

David cries unto the Lord for mercy—He asks to be healed and saved.

TO THE CHIEF MUSICIAN ON NEGINOTH UPON SHEMINITH, A PSALM OF DAVID.

1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am aweak: O Lord, bheal me; for my bones are vexed.

3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?

4 Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.

5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the agrave who shall give thee thanks?

6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my atears.

7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

8 Depart from me, all ye workers of ainiquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
 
 
THE PROVERBS



CHAPTER 1

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge—If sinners entice thee, consent thou not—Those who hearken to wisdom shall dwell safely.

29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not achoose the fear of the Lord:

30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my areproof.

31 Therefore shall they eat of the afruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.



THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO


ST MATTHEW

CHAPTER 5

Jesus preaches the Sermon on the Mount—Its teachings replace and transcend some aspects of the Law of Moses—Men are commanded to be perfect like their Father in heaven.

27 ¶ Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit aadultery:

28 But I say unto you, That whosoever alooketh on a bwoman to clust after her hath committed dadultery with her already in his heart.

29 And if thy right eye aoffend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into bhell.

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into ahell.

31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of adivorcement:

32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall aput away his bwife, saving for the cause of cfornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

33 ¶ Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not aforswear thyself, but shalt bperform unto the Lord thine coaths:

34 But I say unto you, aSwear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s bthrone:

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his afootstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the bcity of the great King.

36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

37 But let your acommunication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh bof evil.

38 ¶ Ye have heard that it hath been said, An aeye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not aevil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right bcheek, cturn to him the other also.

40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

42 aGive to him that asketh thee, and from him that would bborrow of thee turn not thou away.

43 ¶ Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt alove thy bneighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, aLove your benemies, cbless them that dcurse you, do egood to them that fhate you, and gpray for them which despitefully use you, and hpersecute you;

45 That ye amay be the bchildren of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth crain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye alove them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 aBe ye therefore bperfect, even as your cFather which is in heaven is dperfect.

 
THE FIRST BOOK OF NEPHI



HIS REIGN AND MINISTRY


CHAPTER 6

Nephi writes of the things of God—His purpose is to persuade men to come unto the God of Abraham and be saved. Between 600 and 592 B.C.

1 And now I, Nephi, do not give the genealogy of my fathers in athis part of my record; neither at any time shall I give it after upon these bplates which I am cwriting; for it is given in the record which has been kept by my dfather; wherefore, I do not write it in this work.

2 For it sufficeth me to say that we are descendants of aJoseph.

3 And it mattereth not to me that I am particular to give a full account of all the things of my father, for they cannot be written upon athese plates, for I desire the room that I may write of the things of God.

4 For the fulness of mine intent is that I may apersuade men to bcome unto the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, and be saved.

5 Wherefore, the things which are apleasing unto the world I do not write, but the things which are pleasing unto God and unto those who are not of the world.

6 Wherefore, I shall give commandment unto my seed, that they shall not occupy these plates with things which are not of worth unto the children of men.

 
THE


DOCTRINE AND COVENANTS


OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS


SECTION 6

Revelation given to Joseph Smith the Prophet and Oliver Cowdery, at Harmony, Pennsylvania, April 1829. HC 1: 32–35. Oliver Cowdery began his labors as scribe in the translation of the Book of Mormon, April 7, 1829. He had already received a divine manifestation of the truth of the Prophet’s testimony respecting the plates on which was engraved the Book of Mormon record. The Prophet inquired of the Lord through the Urim and Thummim and received this response.

1–6, Laborers in the Lord’s field gain salvation; 7–13, There is no gift greater than the gift of salvation; 14–27, Witness of truth comes by the power of the Spirit; 28–37, Look unto Christ, and do good continually.

1 A great and amarvelous work is about to come forth unto the children of men.

2 Behold, I am God; give heed unto my aword, which is quick and powerful, bsharper than a two-edged sword, to the dividing asunder of both joints and marrow; therefore give heed unto my words.

3 Behold, the afield is white already to harvest; therefore, whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day blasts, that he may ctreasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God.

4 Yea, whosoever will thrust in his sickle and reap, the same is acalled of God.

5 Therefore, if you will aask of me you shall receive; if you will knock it shall be opened unto you.

6 Now, as you have asked, behold, I say unto you, keep my commandments, and aseek to bring forth and establish the cause of bZion;

7 aSeek not for briches but for cwisdom, and behold, the dmysteries of God shall be unfolded unto you, and then shall you be made erich. Behold, he that hath feternal life is rich.

8 Verily, verily, I say unto you, even as you adesire of me so it shall be unto you; and if you desire, you shall be the means of doing much bgood in this generation.

9 Say nothing but arepentance unto this generation; keep my commandments, and assist to bring forth my work, according to my commandments, and you shall be blessed.

10 Behold thou hast a gift, and blessed art thou because of thy agift. Remember it is bsacred and cometh from above—

11 And if thou wilt ainquire, thou shalt know bmysteries which are great and marvelous; therefore thou shalt exercise thy cgift, that thou mayest find out mysteries, that thou mayest bring dmany to the knowledge of the truth, yea, econvince them of the error of their ways.

12 Make not thy gift known unto any save it be those who are of thy faith. Trifle not with asacred things.

13 If thou wilt do agood, yea, and bhold out cfaithful to the dend, thou shalt be saved in the ekingdom of God, which is the greatest of all the fgifts of God; for there is no gift greater than the gift of gsalvation.

14 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, blessed art thou for what thou hast done; for thou hast ainquired of me, and behold, as often as thou hast inquired thou hast received instruction of my Spirit. If it had not been so, thou wouldst not have come to the place where thou art at this time.

15 Behold, thou knowest that thou hast inquired of me and I did enlighten thy amind; and now I tell thee these things that thou mayest know that thou hast been benlightened by the cSpirit of truth;

16 Yea, I tell thee, that thou mayest know that there is none else save God that aknowest thy thoughts and the bintents of thy cheart.

17 I tell thee these things as a witness unto thee—that the words or the work which thou hast been writing are atrue.

18 Therefore be diligent; astand by my bservant Joseph, faithfully, in whatsoever difficult circumstances he may be for the word’s sake.

19 Admonish him in his faults, and also areceive admonition of him. bBe patient; be sober; be temperate; have patience, faith, hope and charity.

20 Behold, thou art Oliver, and I have spoken unto thee because of thy desires; therefore atreasure up these words in thy heart. Be faithful and bdiligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my clove.

21 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the aSon of God. I am the same that came unto mine bown, and mine own received me not. I am the clight which shineth in ddarkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.

22 Verily, verily, I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might aknow concerning the truth of these things.

23 Did I not speak apeace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater bwitness can you have than from God?

24 And now, behold, you have received a awitness; for if I have btold you things which no man knoweth have you not received a witness?

25 And, behold, I grant unto you a gift, if you desire of me, to atranslate, even as my servant Joseph.

26 Verily, verily, I say unto you, that there are arecords which contain much of my gospel, which have been kept back because of the bwickedness of the people;

27 And now I command you, that if you have good desires—a desire to lay up atreasures for yourself in heaven—then shall you assist in bringing to light, with your gift, those parts of my bscriptures which have been hidden because of iniquity.

28 And now, behold, I give unto you, and also unto my servant Joseph, the akeys of this gift, which shall bring to light this ministry; and in the mouth of two or three bwitnesses shall every word be established.

29 Verily, verily, I say unto you, if they areject my words, and this part of my gospel and ministry, blessed are ye, for they can do no more unto you than unto me.

30 And even if they ado unto you even as they have done unto me, blessed are ye, for you shall bdwell with me in cglory.

31 But if they areject not my words, which shall be established by the btestimony which shall be given, blessed are they, and then shall ye have joy in the fruit of your labors.

32 Verily, verily, I say unto you, as I said unto my disciples, where two or three are gathered together in my name, as atouching bone thing, behold, there will I be in the cmidst of them—even so am I in the dmidst of you.

33 aFear not to do bgood, my sons, for whatsoever ye csow, that shall ye also reap; therefore, if ye sow dgood ye shall also reap good for your ereward.

34 Therefore, fear not, little aflock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are bbuilt upon my rock, they cannot prevail.

35 Behold, I do not condemn you; go your ways and asin no more; perform with soberness the work which I have commanded you.

36 aLook unto me in every bthought; cdoubt not, fear not.

37 aBehold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the bnails in my hands and feet; be faithful, keep my commandments, and ye shall cinherit the dkingdom of heaven. Amen.