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Account for What???
April 16, 2022

Welcome to Kingdom News!!!

Welcome to our April 2022, Abib 5782 Newsletter! Spring is Here, put your best foot forward! In general, most people would think of spring cleaning, fresh air and sunshine. With those things in mind, it is also a time of cleaning up internally, spiritually and for some even physically. Can you say, Unleavened Bread, Omer count, and becoming accountable?

Is that why this time of year is "tax time"? It's time to turn in your books and see what you have been doing with all you've received the past year. Accountability yikes! It gives a whole new meaning to keeping your books in order, right?

Accountability is Key!

Before we can get moving on the right foot, we need to account for everything and feel good about where we're at. So, in this issue of our newsletter, our focus is accountability. Many of us are in the midst of starting or have already started the spring appointed times of our Father, Creator and King. This includes... Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and Shavuot also known as Pentecost. Throughout this season, Biblically, we are to give an account of how we transform or grow throughout the season.

Leviticus 23:15 "And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the day of rest, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the waving; seven weeks shall there be complete; 16 even unto the morrow after the seventh week shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall present a new meal-offering unto the LORD (YAH)."

During the time from Passover to Shavuot, we are to count the Omer for 7 weeks and one day, equaling a total of 50 days. For the Children of Israel, this was the time they were transforming from slaves to a kingdom of priests, and that was a big jump in status. One of the keys to success for us to accomplish this monumental task of maturing to another level in our Kingdom status, is to keep a daily record of how we are maturing on our journey.

How can we help?

How can we help? Well, we can help you document your accountability with our Omer Counting Journal. We even have one for kids, so they too can take part in the process! Click the links below and get yours today! Kids Omer

We also can help with budgeting and taxes...

Family Finance: Money, Budgets, Taxes…OH MY!

As we continue to dig into this whole accountability thing, we can’t help but talk about taxes. It is that season and many may have already dealt with it, some have extended their dealings until later this year, and some may be avoiding it all together. No matter your status, we want to give you some tips to help make things go a lot smoother.

Whether you get a W2 from your employer or you work your own business as an entrepreneur, the tax man will have some impact on your world. Let’s check out these tips.

Tip #1 It’s all about organization.

Make sure you have all your documents in order before starting the tax preparation process. Start with making a list of all the documents that you expect to receive in order to file your taxes.

Here is a list of common tax documents:

• Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement

• Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income

• Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, etc.

• 1098 Mortgage Interest Statement

• 1098-T, Tuition Statement

Tip #2 Take lots of pictures

One of the most tedious parts of the tax filing process can be sorting that back up documentation. To help alleviate some of the pain in this process start taking pictures of all those receipts as soon as you receive them.

When you buy that office supply from Office Max, or when you meet that client for a contract proposal over lunch, no matter what the business expenses, snap a pic. You can then email them to yourself and sort them into a folder for safe keeping.

Tip #3 Plan ahead

If you in the category of people that may potentially owe taxes, it would be very beneficial to plan ahead. Be sure to add a line to your budget that allows you to save for your tax bill. This will help to reduce the shock when you actually complete your taxes. Say for instance, based on your previous year, you owed $1000. Spread that out over the year and budget for it. You can even submit an estimate payment to the IRS, if you don’t trust yourself with keeping it.

As we get more organized, put things in place to help with documentation, and plan ahead, tax time won’t be such a dread every year. Let us know what tips or tricks you have come across that helps you handle finances better email us at for an opportunity to have your tip featured in an upcoming newsletter!

Note: This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. Here are some additional helpful budget and tax resources! Click Here---> Budget & Finance Series

Creative Inspiration!

Now, we know for some this may be a bit of a bore or something that just doesn't excite you. So, how about a little inspiration as you go through the process? Passover and Unleavened Bread can be a really fun and enjoyable time of the year to be creative in the kitchen. We absolutely love being creative with some seasonal recipes, including unleavened bread recipes. Besides what's Feast time without eating?

Submit your favorite recipes, complete with pictures and we will try them out, maybe even post them on our YouTube or social media and shot you out in an upcoming newsletter! We have to go from Passover's unleavened bread all the way to two double loaves of leaven during Shavuot. Share up to 7 weeks of your favorite recipes to help get us through the Omer counting.

Here's one of our favorites!

Fun for the Kids!

Fun recipes can help the whole family stay engaged during feast time, however, many of us who may be used to the "one and done" mainstream holidays may have a tough time keeping the little ones engaged through 7 or 8 days of our Creator's celebrations, even with food. So, here's a few tips that may help in that area.

How do we get the children excited about the Feast? Here are some ideas:

Play some fun games!

Games are always a fun way to get everyone in a fun and playful mode. We are kids at heart and love a good game. Here is one fun idea for you to try with your little ones.

1.Feast Time Pictionary

***Start by writing cutting a 2 pieces of paper into 10 pieces each (total 20 rectangle pieces of paper).

***Write 20 feast/scripture related words or phrases, one on each piece of paper.

Here are some examples:

• 1.Passover

• 2.Unleavened bread

• 3.Lamb

• 4.Door post

• 5.Red Sea

• 6.Moses

• 7.10 plagues

• 8.Pharaoh

• 9.The commandments

• 10.Shabbat

***Now fold each piece of paper in half and put them in a bowl

***Get a white board or you can use paper

***Choose your teams or just free style play

***Have the first person choose a paper from the bowl

***Then they would draw the word that they picked for everyone to guess

Get them involved!

One thing we have found that gets our children excited for feasts is letting them get into something. Whether it’s measuring the ingredients for the bread, helping to plan fun activities to do during the feast week, this helps them to feel important.

See it through their eyes!

Allow your little ones to document the feast time from their perspective. This certainly depends on their age and responsibility, but it can be really fun to look back at. Allow them to make videos and take pictures of the things they are experiencing during the appointed times. Not only will they have fun, but it will be interesting to see exactly how they see things as you celebrate.

Also, try out some of our children’s resources!

• Pesach Coloring Sheet Free PDF PassoverColoringPage

• Kids Omer Journal Kids Omer

• Writing the Torah with our Junior Steward’s Journal Steward's Journal

• Reading the Telling Our Story Passover & Shavuot Books Pesach ShavuotBook

Our Final Thought:

Have a wonderful Spring Feast Season and make an effort to stay engaged and accountable! Chag Sameach! Happy Feast!

Don’t forget…

Kingdom Khai is about cultivating life! From the miracle of childbirth to the tragedy of death, we strive to be a resource to help you along the way. With "Transformative, Thought-Provoking, High-Quality Content”, relevant for anyone who wants to improve their quality of life, but geared towards those who want to live The Kingdom Life! Education, Finances, Health, Marriage, Parenting, Relationships, if it happens in life, we need to talk about it! Our perspective, however, is through the initial lens that Our Creator intended, His Kingdom. Until next issue, Shalom, Shalum!!!
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