Several months ago I stumbled across a way to save about $250 per year. For those who go through several gallons of milk per week, listen up. If you happen to live near a Braum’s, the store sells milk for less than the local supermarket. For instance, at the family owned grocer we support, a gallon of milks is exactly $1 higher than Braum’s. We buy 5 – 6 gallons per week, multiply that by 52, and, well, you do the math. Besides the savings, Braums’s milk affords another bonus. Braum’s milk is better for you.
“We have always believed that the natural way is the best way. At Braum’s, we know that we can produce the best quality milk by feeding our cows natural, healthy ingredients. We do not inject our cows with hormones like rBGH to stimulate milk production and we don’t add antibiotics to their feed.
We feed our dairy herd of 10,000 Holstein cows a mixture of alfalfa hay, corn, grain, whole cottonseed, soybean and more(the majority of the feed for our dairy herd is grown on our family farms.) This provides the cow with a well-balanced diet which is very important because what a cow eats directly affects the type of milk she produces.”
Some might consider this quite a departure from previous posts. However, God expects us to be good stewards of our bodies and our pocketbooks. Pocketing extra cash opens up opportunities for giving in other areas. What if people took advantage of the savings and bought one extra gallon per week and donated it to a local food bank or a family in need? Some might consider setting aside the $5 in savings per week and giving a gift to foreign missions, a Christian radio station, or adopting a needy family at Christmas time.
If no Braum’s lurks around the corner from where you live, how can you cut financial corners? And with the savings, who can you help? We are no more like Christ than when we give sacrificially.