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Questions: Scripture Answers...

If I want my focus to be on God - how do I put Him first?

Deut. 11:18,20
Fix these words of Mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land.

James 1:22-25
Do what God’s teaching says; when you only listen and do nothing, you are fooling yourselves.
Those who hear God’s teaching and do nothing are like people who look at themselves in a mirror.
They see their faces and then go away and quickly forget what they looked like.
But the truly happy people are those who carefully study God’s perfect law that makes people free, and they continue to study it. They do not forget what they heard, but they obey what God’s teaching says. Those who do this will be made happy.

Ps. 5:3
Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord.
Each morning I bring my requests before You and wait in expectation.

How can God help me in difficult situations? How does …

Who Do You Turn To?...

Storms. We had a good one a few nights ago.
I guess it was good if you like storms.
I have learned to like a good thunderstorm. My like quickly turns into feeling like I can't breathe when the wind starts swirling and blowing side ways.
I don't think it is a coincidence that most bad storms come during the night. It is easiest at night for the prince of darkness to terrify and make me question things that in the light of day I would not question.
At least, that has been a pattern for me. I hate patterns. I hate letting fear get the best of me.
I had a friend one time that taught me to get up at night and sing. Sing to God. Out loud. She said that praise scares the devil. I believe that. Even better, praise strengthens me.
There is something about singing Jesus' name out loud. Powerful stuff.
Anyway- God is trying to teach me a good lesson.
Back to the storm. I have kept my fear of tornadoes at bay for quite a few years. I used to be deathly afraid which stems from…

Life Moves On...

How in the world did time pass so quickly from this little boy being this young... and carrying around sweet Nyla. Everywhere. All the time.  To this...the before mentioned little boy all grown up and driving to a summer job with his 16 year old cousin and his dog-12 hours away from home. How does this happen so fast?
 Meanwhile this fun care package is flying to Peru...
To enjoy the company of these two Mighty Men.
How did they get to be men? My mind is still amazed at the passing of time.
We even learn new things about our children when they are millions of miles away (well not millions, but it feels that way). Who knew our oldest gentle giant could take pictures like this? Amazing.
These wonderful men are both blogging. If you want to hear about their Peruvian adventures- go to these websites. Fair warning though- if you don't want to read about Jesus and how amazing He is you might not want to click over. I am proud of how these men are digging and learning and blessing.