Thanksgiving Freebies For The Whole Family To Enjoy!!!

Thanksgiving is a special time of year for me and my family. My DH and my anniversary is right around this time of year, plus my mother's birthday and my parent's anniversary. So alot to celebrate, plus it is just a great time of year to get together with all of your loved ones...

Here is a really neat posting over at The Freebie Blogger, organized by Wendi, check it out and grab some of the really neat things for you and your family!!!

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Car Insurance Savings


I don't think I have ever blogged about this...My DH and I experienced extreme savings on our car insurance during the first part of 2008. We were shocked to receive notice about an extreme increase in our car insurance rates, over 10% more, when we hadn't had any claims or tickets added.

So I took to the internet and did some research and review. I received many online quotes on rates and was about to sign up with a third party for a significant savings on Progressive auto insurance. But wait...why am I going through another individual? Can't I sign up directly with Progressive???

I did a direct search for Progressive and ended up with even more savings by going through their website. All in all, it sure was worth it...We saved over 33% on our insurance premiums. You also receive even more savings by paying it all in one lump sum. So even for frugal me, it was worth it to tap into savings to pay it all in one lump sum, it averaged out to one less payment in the end.

Then the ultimate test, we had a major hailstorm this past summer and my Explorer was beatened to a bluddy pulp. Less than two months after we initiated our policy with Progressive, they worked so diligently and timely for us. My husband was thrilled that we could take it to the Ford body shop and was approved for all repairs with no questions asked...

Then, I expected the big blow to our account, it was time to renew our policy and I grimaced to think about what they would increase our policy too...Drum roll please....NO INCREASE!!!!

That's right, absolutely no increase. I guess I should sign up to be a sales rep for Progressive. I am kidding, I am not receiving any financial benefit by doing this post, just want to tell you about how this has benefited my family personally. Check it out yourself, compare and see....

Plus, for you ecologically friendly individuals, you can select a paperless system with their company and everything is registered and saved on your account online.

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A Life That Is Truly Blessed

The greatest blessing of all is a life that is surrendered to our Lord Jesus Christ.

It is not a life of works, but your walk with Jesus will encourage you to think about and serve your fellow man. During this holiday season, my family and I are blessed to be able to participate in several areas of ministry through our local church and community.

Angel Food Ministries
Our church has decided to start a local ministry in our community. My family has participated in this ministry for the past year, it has allowed us to stretch our family budget even further in order for us to contribute more to ministries in our church and community. We are excited to be able to serve others in our community through this ministry. It is not always easy, my husband will be leaving at 4:30am tomorrow to drive over 1 1/2 hours one way to pick up the food boxes and then the rest of the family will arrive at the church at 8:00am to help organize and assist with distribution of boxes, but we are looking to bless others and minister to their needs, both physical and spiritual.

Operation Christmas Child
Our family is blessed to be able to supply two to four boxes each year and look forward to the gifts that we are able to provide. We participate as a family in praying for the recipients of each box, that this small gift might help them to establish a relationship with Jesus.

Lottie Moon Offering for World Missionaries

This is a special time in our church and for our family. Our church has a birthday party for Jesus each year and during this special service. We have a empty manger at the front of the church where as a family we present our offering for the Lottie Moon Ministry. We save for this throughout the year and make sure that this offering is our most significant gift of the year in order that the work of our Lord will be multiplied abundantly throughout the world.

We as a family are looking forward to many more opportunities to minister, witness and evangelize to the world.

We pray that the ministries that your family chooses to participate in are a blessing to the Lord.

Truly there are so many opportunites for each of us, if we would just open our eyes and see. It is not only in money, but using your time, talents, etc.

The Lord wants us to serve wholeheartedly!!!

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Are We The Only Family That Loves Whole Wheat?

Not every family loves to eat whole wheat, but our family does...So I love it when I can receive a coupon on whole wheat flour or some really good receipes. Well, Betty Crocker has heard our needs and you too can click and grab a really nice FREE recipes book with whole wheat flour recipes. Just for the clicking and printing. I am impressed, it is a simple book with some really neat recipes that I will have to try.

My littlest toddler son, loves to just grab a slice of whole wheat bread for his afternoon snack. Works for me...

Betty Crocker Whole Wheat Recipes

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