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Why isn't God answering me?

Misconception I think the concept of prayer has been twisted into a something of ritual. It has become a practice many believers perform but very few recognize it's full potential. It's easy to say the right words, but it's another thing entirely to pray with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength.

What does the Bible say?  The Bible has something to say about prayer, and what I read rocked my world. 
James 1:5-85 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. {Bold mine for effect}
Hard question, harder answer So the big question, Why isn't God answering me? As Jesus so loved to do, I'll answer with a question. Are you really pray…

Lessons from Avocados??

When I was younger and went to Sunday school, I loved object lessons. The teacher brought something from home and explained how that thing was an example of something the bible taught. As I got older and out grew Sunday school I kept searching for object lessons. I find that if we look, our eyes reveal them to be everywhere. We see them in Even our pets. Recently I noticed an object lesson that I found to be applicable to anyone. 
A few weeks ago my family bought a bag of avocados from the store. This is not uncommon for my family as we enjoy having avocados to cook with and snack on. However this bag was bad. We had the avocados for almost three weeks and they would not ripen. I got impatient waiting and tried to cut one open. I slipped and stabbed my finger. I was using a dull knife so I'm fine, it didn't cut too deep but it stunned me a bit. When I finally got it open the avocado was extremely hard. I had to cut the meat off the seed. I made a snack with it but it was bitte…


Today's society moves so quickly. Picture the average American family. I'm imagining mom and dad and two or three kids. Do you see them? They wake up on Monday morning and scramble out of bed. Dad gets in the shower and then dressed for his six figure job that takes up all his time. Mom wakes up and gets the kids out of bed while she waits for the shower. Then everyone eats so fast they barely get to chew. Next they get in their fancy car and rush off to school. Mom then proceeds to work. The kids are at school being force fed so much information and being told to memorize it all. After school they go their separate way to their extra curricular activities. Then they have to do their homework which takes up most of their evening. Mom and dad get home later that evening and barely get to see their kids. They all go to bed just to get up and do it all over again the next day. Sound overwhelming? You bet! I'm exhausted just imagining this. But maybe you are familiar with thi…

Love Your Enemies

Hello Everybody!! I'm sorry it has been so long since I have updated y'all. We are in a season of life right now where we have been stationary coming up on two months. I have been doing a lot of thinking about my blog and what to post.  My blog mainly features what I learn about my Lord, myself, my family, and God's creation as I travel. So being stationary, I was worried anything I wrote about would be boring. As events unfolded, this topic of loving your enemies was pressed on my heart. Then my pastor gave a sermon on the topic and I knew that was my green light to start writing. So here we go.

Love your enemies.

Yep, you read that right.

Isn't that such a strange concept? Our culture has always been supportive of a self satisfying attitude. Culture tells us to look out for number one and those who are mean to us, aren't worth it. This age of technology makes it so convenient to burn people online. It's so much easier to send a nasty text or post a mean comme…

God Teaches Me Through My Dog

Everyone who knows me, knows that I am totally, completely, undeniably horse crazy!! I don't have one of my own (yet) because it wouldn't fit in the RV. However, I have another passion, my dog Hunter.

This is my boy Hunter. He is blind, but doesn't let that stop him! He is super sweet, and honestly believes that he is a ten pound lap dog. (He is actually eighty five pounds!) One of Hunters favorite foods is ice cubes, *although he would eat anything you gave him! We rescued him six years ago, so we don't know exactly how old he is, but we estimate around nine or ten years old. He is a yellow American lab.

As wonderful as Hunter is, he has some pretty silly fears. For example the smoke detector. Smoke detectors save lives and yet the loud screeching sound scares hunter out of his skin! Another instance is fireworks. I can imagine to a blind dog loud explosions would be a little unnerving! As these things occur, I sit uncomfortably on the floor with my shaking, terrified…

The time we were escorted off of Walmart property at threat of arrest

Yes you read that correctly.
No we were not arrested. (Thankfully)
Yes it's a hilarious story.

I'm dead serious. 
I was sitting around the table with my family one night reminiscing. Our conversation brought us back to the time we were asked to leave Walmart. We came up with some pretty fun names for my story. For example, The Time we were Falsely Accused and escorted from Walmart. Or, The time we were almost arrested over a 3 dollar hot glue gun. Either way it's a pretty funny story. It's been long enough now that we can laugh about what happened. However at the time it was no laughing matter. Thus starts my tale of woes....

I love doing crafts, especially anything on canvas. I had just seen a video that inspired me to start a new project but I needed a hot glue gun that I could pretty much ruin. Instead of putting glue in it I was going to use crayons. So I picked up a mini one at Walmart for 3 dollars. It was a high temp gun which may have been where I went wron…