If you really want to declutter for this year try throwing away Doubt, Worry, Regret, Bad Feelings & Fear. Try replacing them with Faith, Hope & Prayer!
- Smaller portions.
- Increase exercise.
- Adjust all recipes for less fat & sugar.
- Most good, healthy meals don’t take many ingredients or need to be complicated.
- Omit or decrease dressings, sauces & gravies.
- Do not fry your foods, ever! I have cooked frozen southern style hash browns in my toaster oven with no oil a few times. I will sometimes coat them with a teaspoon but cooking in oil adds many unneeded calories.
- I am not a raw vegetable cruncher. Adjusted snacks to healthy choices of just small piece of cheese, teaspoon peanut butter, Harvest Snaps, Creative Snacks Co Almond Clusters & dark chocolate.
Always remember that cutting things down is not only healthier for you but saves you money as well.
My quest is to have the best blogs I can from this day forward. Now let’s see if I keep that promise. My goal had always been to provide needed information to others regarding many aspects of living in todays very confusing world, with a little entertainment and pretty pictures.
I want to give others ideas and shortcuts to living in a world that will rob you blind spiritually as well as financially. It was supposed to give definite tips to save money, offer suggestions to solve various lifestyle issues such as cooking, cleaning, decorating, gardening and crafting. I have really fallen short in this area because as my mother used to say “obviously, it’s too much like work” now.
Even though I have experienced the joys of motherhood myself, it was so many years ago this is definitely not a “mommy blog.”
I plan to have more recipes, gardening tips and photo enhancement tips from Photoshop, which I seldom use, Microsoft Photodraw the first photographic software I purchased and still us even though support stopped many years ago to Ulead PhotoImpact which has awsome particle effects like lighting and fog.
Thank you all for your patience and I hope you will enjoy the new, improved Po’ Girl Shines. I owe my faith and hope to Jesus. God bless you all. Peace to you all.
One of the saddest things about love is when you have to die for it. Why does anyone have to die for love? That defeats the purpose of love. We all need to start living for love and not allowing anyone or anything to make us quit, slow us down or stop us! We need to make sure that no one has to die for love again. Too many soldiers and men of peace have died since Jesus gave his life as a sacrifice over 2000 years ago. Too many lives are ended by those who have no hope or peace in their hearts. Those who don’t know what love is. Jesus gave us the knowledge that we truly can do anything if we have enough faith. He told us that if we really love him, we will keep his commandment of loving one another. If it wasn’t hard to do, it wouldn’t have to be a commandment, but it can be done.
More than anything, I am thankful for the birth of the Christ.
I am thankful and grateful for his great sacrifice and words of truth that have led millions to salvation and grace. I am thankful to God who showed His love by the sacrifice of His Son in the great hopes that people would listen and follow the commandment to love one another, the only hope for our world. Jesus was humble and lived a simple life. He lived to teach and help others, and taught us that a life spent in accumulating wealth and possessions was not just foolish, but wrong. He taught us to spend our lives in the service of others. He taught that true love is not a warm fuzzy feeling, but an act of great sacrifice, which explains why most marriages never work. He taught us to love and pray for our enemies, which does not mean to go give them a big hug, but to stop vengeful acts that bring you down to their level or below. He told us to forgive those that don’t deserve it and this does not mean you allow someone to do wrong, but if they truly repent, you allow them back into your life or society without reproach.
I am thankful that when I feel alone or unloved Jesus told me to remember that when the world hated you that it hated him first. The knowledge that I am indeed in good company, comforts me greatly. Thank you God, in the name of Jesus, for another day.