Crockpot Carnitas

I got this recipe from South Your Mouth and we love it!  The flavor is amazing and it makes a great meal for guests. I make a batch of flour tortillas or pick up hot and fresh ones at our local Mexican market and make pulled pork tacos. Just add chopped onion, avocado, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro for a meal you won’t soon forget!

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Confident Faith

Are you in the habit of praising God only after you see your prayer answered? True faith demands we praise him before we see, confidently believing if we ask, he hears, and if he hears, he answers!

I saw this little poem in my devotional, Streams In The Desert –

“Passive faith praises in the light, when sun does shine.
Active faith will praise in darkest night –
which faith is thine?”

Confident faith knows it may be taking some time for everything to fall into place, but the answer will be revealed in his perfect timing. Begin today to praise him in the darkness of your need with full assurance that he has already answered your prayer.

RV Minimalist Wannabe

Preparing for Full-Time RV Living.

How big is your home? According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, the average size of a new single-family home in 2015 was 2,467 square feet. That is 61% bigger than people bought in 1975, which if I figured right would have made the homes 40 years ago a mere 963 square feet. Houses are definitely getting bigger. How does yours compare? We all want our own space. We need big backyards for our outdoor kitchens and today’s independent children must have their own rooms. Husbands escape into their man caves equipped with large-screen TVs and refrigerators, while the women just nest throughout the whole house.

If homes are getting bigger, then why is there a tiny house movement? Have you heard of this?

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Spoiled Christians

How do we measure God’s love? If He answers our prayers, then He must love us.  If we have money left over at the end of the month, He loves us. But what if we don’t? What if we’re broke? What if we’ve been diagnosed with cancer?

In the Old Testament, God was constantly telling Israel how much He loved them so they would turn away from idolatry and sin. They kept forsaking Him and weren’t living according to their covenant. Were they taking God for granted? Had they become so spoiled that when God said He loved them in Malachi 1, their response was, “How have you loved us?” Wow, did God really have to answer that?

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