Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Faith journal 2

So as of December 16 of 2013, my 16th birthday, I have had a plan for me to complete certain life goals by the time I turn 20.

First I wanted to graduate along with the class of 2014. √
Then one that I just wanted to complete before my 20th birthday, was to take a trip with my friends.√
Find a job anywhere!
Start college fall of 2014
Graduate college with a BA in early childhood development by my 20th birthday

All of these were 100% achievable until I realized out of state tuition was three times the normal price of my courses. Even though I do live in the state where I am attending college they will not consider me a resident. This made me start doubting I would ever be able to complete my goals. While I now see that not all of my goals are achievable do to certain circumstances; I also realize that God has a plan. In this plan he has us reach milestones at a moment in time and not a second sooner.

I'm putting this problem in God's hands and praying that he guides me towards my goals. I will strive everyday to fulfill this plan but if it's not meant to happen it won't. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

As of 9/27 news

Have you been paying attention to the news lately? If you haven't it's breakdown time!

  1. 3,000 Soldiers to be sent to the Ebola infection zone in Liberia, Africa
  2. Imminent terror plot discovered today that portrays attacking Paris and U.S subways
  3. 2,917 have died of Ebola in Africa
  4. 6,242 reported cases of Ebola in Africa
  5. U.S targeting ISIS oil refineries
  6. Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning
  7. 2 Ebola patients who had appeared to die come back to life just hours before their funerals
  8. Fleas have tested positive for the plague in both California and Arizona
  9. Man decapitates ex coworker after supposedly trying to convert her and other to convert to islam (the conversion statement is not yet proven but is highly likely)
  10. 2 American's that were held as prisoners by ISIS have been decapitated.   
I'll add updates to the blog as time goes on but now is the time to start paying attention as our world is in a pour state in more than one way. Please stay vigilant and be prepared.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Healthy Banana Pudding

Recipe time! This is a recipe for Chia banana pudding and it is absolutely delicious.

All it takes is 3 ingredients and prep time is under 10 minutes.
Here they are:

  • 1/4 Milk  
  • 2 TBS Chia Seeds
  • 1 Banana
To make it through the milk and banana in a blender (magic bullet or stick blender works best) and blend until smooth. Then just toss in the chia seeds and pulse the blender a couple times to mix the seeds in. Let it set in the fridge for at least 2 hours or until it is a pudding consistency and serve cold. 

This is an awesome recipe because the Chia seeds and milk make this a complete protein, while the banana gives you a serving of fruit. For most people this will make 2 servings but I use it as a main part of my breakfast so it only makes one. If you are having trouble finding the chia seeds check out a local co-op or health food store, if you can't find them there look on here on Amazon verify that they are food grade Chia seeds.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bug Out Bag

Sorry I haven't posted in a while I haven't had much time lately. Today's post is going to be all about prepping; more specifically what's in my bug out bag (B.O.B, go bag).

First here is an overview of everything I have in my bag

In my bag:
  • Granola Bars 
  • Power station/flashlight
  • Glow Sticks
  • N95 Masks
  • Bandana
  • Paracord Bracelet
  • Beef Jerky
  • 2 Hygiene bags
    • Tooth Brush/Paste
    • Tissue 
    • Cleansing Towelettes 
    • Comb
    • Shampoo/Conditioner
    • Mouthwash
    • Soap
    • Paper towels 
  •  Emergency Water Packets
  • 2 MREs
  • Water Bottle
  • Duct Tape
  • 2 Survival Blankets
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Bio Hazard Bags
  • First Aid Packet
  • 2 Ponchos
  • Compass/Whistle
  • Multi Tool
  • Waterproof Matches

Most of these items come with the 2 person 72 hour pack made by Ready America.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Quotes ❤

Today I'm just going to do a fun post and share some quotes that I love!

Post your favorite quotes and verses in the comments!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Favorite Verse

    Hey everyone so today is my first favorite verse blog and I just wanted to explain to you all how this type of post works. Each day I read a chapter of the book I am currently studying in the Bible and once I complete that chapter I choose a verse or group of verses that really stand out to me. After I read a couple chapters or I happen along a verse that I must share, I will then post it here and explain what I thought about this verse in conjunction with other verses that help portray an overall thought. Feel free to share your favorite verses and links to your blogs in the comments!

    James 2:10 is my favorite verse of the week so far, because it explains that if you break one of the 10 commandments you might as well of broken them all. This is not saying however that if you have committed a sin you can never be saved for god is very forgiving and he shows us this in verse 1 John 1:9.

In this verse God welcomes you to come and wash away your sins so that you may begin again. This new beginning allows you to walk on a more righteous path with less sins, a path that will lead you to heaven. In order for this new beginning to help you must help yourself by not only repenting but changing your life so that sin may never enter your heart again.

For our God does love us and wants us to join him in heaven but we must show that we believe in him and want to be with him there.
Enjoy this song from the Newsboys on Youtube I feel that it will really just wrap up this whole post for you.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Faith Journal- How to Start

Today is all about Faith Journaling and how to start your own. Below are some of the things that I include in my journal, If you want to se my inspiration for this journal follow my Faith Journal board on Pinterest.

  1. Record your prayers- If you record your prayers and occasionally look back at them then you will be able to see how God has answered you.
  2. Favorite Verses- Write down the verses that really speak to you or you just like. This week my favorite verse was James 1:22 "But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves"
  3. Bible challenges/studies- Complete your devotions or bible studies in this book so you can see how the studies relate to your life. You can even make up your own challenges, one that I just found was that you take at least five minutes of your day to copy down complete books of the bible word for word.
  4. Blessings- Write down all the things God has done for you so that on those rainy days you can go back and see that the good things in life are so much better and more prominent in your life than the bad things in life.
  5. Diaries- Write down things about your day; this can help you see what you need to improve on, what you need to change and enable you to have memories on hand.
  6. Notes- Write down notes about certain verses, record what meaning they have for you and how you relate to the people God or Jesus is talking to in the verse.
  7. Respond- Talk to God, read his word and talk to him about it act as if it is a letter directly sent to you.
  8. Ask yourself questions- Talk to yourself about the verses you read, ask yourself if you are following the words of God.
  9. Have Fun- Draw pictures, make funny cute reminders and have fun.

What do you put in your faith journal? Comment below! 


About The Blog:

    Hello and welcome to my blog! In this blog I will have a large variety of of post; they will include anything from pages of my Faith Journal to DIY projects that I have done. My main goal with this blog is to show my faith, share my ideas, express my opinion and share facts about the world. If you take one thing from this blog I hope that it is that a relationship with God can help you in all things!

About Me:

    My name Is Erin and I live in sunny California in the middle of the desert. I consider my humble abode to be some what of a homestead so far all I have is dogs and the beginning of a garden, but I hope to eventually have cows, pigs, chickens and rabbits. This may take a while though considering we just moved into this 35 year old home 2 months ago, but we are moving towards these goals daily. I am the youngest of 3 kids and the only one at home if you don't consider the 3 (soon to be 4 or 5) dogs also living here. Thanks to being the youngest I now have both a beautiful niece (10 days) and nephew (20 months) who I don't get to see as often as I would like to. I graduated last year, go class of 2014, at the age of 16 from a homeschool co-op and am planning on starting my college career soon so that I may work towards my goal of owning and teaching at a christian school. I will not intentionally offend anyone but I am very conservative and I will not stop saying my opinion even if the whole world disagrees with me. I'll stop here so I don't spoil anything, but have no fear because there are more blogs coming!