Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Friday, November 23, 2012

Living a Less Toxic Lifestyle

IT is amazing to me how many toxins are in everything we eat and use daily. From the food we eat to the cleaners we use to the make up we slather on our faces. It was not until I suffered 3 miscarriages and found out it was due to thyroid as well as progesterone issues that I decided to dig deeper into what might be the cause for those hormonal imbalances at my age. I knew there must be some reason I as well as many many other women were suffering from different hormonal/health issues. I already was trying to fix healthier foods for my family for weight loss purposes as well as just overall health but it was not until the Lord led me to a website that I ultimately understood how toxic of a life we live. We are a society of make things quick and make them easy to use no matter what the results might be in the long run. We are now getting rid of all our non stick cookware as I have learned so much of how toxic it is especially if it is chipped and scratched. Using cast iron is the best but also stainless steel is good. Stoneware is also good to use. Also getting rid of all the plastics in the house or as much as possible and going to glass storage contaniners, I will probably still use plastic zip lock bags from time to time but they are not as bad if you do not put hot stuff in them. The toxins in the plastic seep into your food. We also have changed our cleaners . From using Windex to Norwex towels to clean our windows. WE make our cleaners with essential oils as well as use Seventh Generation. We are also trying to make our own soaps. WE also are changing the soaps we use, toothpaste, mouthwash , etc.. you get the point. (there is SOME resistance in the house so I will go as far as I am allowed :) )ALso changing the baby wipes we use, baby supplies, we have not changed our diapers over yet but we plan too. As many as we have in diapers that is a biggie that is hard since the non clorine diapers are more pricey and I can get really good deals on huggies and pampers from CVS with couponing and such. This change is a slow one , it is too expensive to change everything at once and also overwhelming but I am doing it a little at a time. Also the meat we eat is a big one!!! So many hormones are pushed in our foods these days due to trying to get as many and as big of chickens out as possible. So... I have been trying to buy organic meat which is expensive BUT since we are not buying as much junk food that part of our grocery bill can go to more whole foods- organic chicken and beef. WE have our own chickens for eggs so that helps and my husband and older sons hunt so we have plenty of venison which is very organic! You also have to be careful with your fruits and veggies, they have tons of toxins on them and sometimes buying organic is best with those too. Also drinking whole raw milk is best. I could tell you so much but I would be here writing all day. As the more I learn I plan to blog more and more about how to live a toxin free or less toxic life I should say. I want others to know how toxic thing are, what is causing all these health issues that are running rampant in our society and how mad it makes me that this is happening to us for a large part for the name of making money. I am not a doctor and I am not giving medical advice just stuff I am learning about and want others to be aware of. If you have any questions please feel free to leave me a comment or if you want to know more. Also much of the infertility in our society is due to the fact of all the hormones in our food as well as places you would never dream of. I know that is funny me talking about infertility but this is very true and even though I have 9 children, having 3 miscarriages was very devastating to us. But the Lord is in control and I put my trust in Him!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The election

Yes, I know I don't want to even think of Mitt or Obama, so tired of hearing those names and I was going to refrain from posting about the election but I have saw several comments and heard lots of talking about how desperate everything will be now. And yes, while our family was quite upset as well at the outcome(even though we really did not have much to pick from) we know that God is still God. Obama may be in the White House but God is STILL on his thrown. THey may continue to try to take away our religious freedoms by I know whom I serve! While many feel there is no hope my family has hope , we have hope in our Lord Jesus who was sent to die for us. How much more hope do you need?!? Yes, I get down sometimes while reading what Obama is trying to do(that is why I try to not read much news lol) but then I can pick up my bible and come back to reality. So when you get down and out just remember this hymn: My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name. Refrain On Christ the solid Rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand; All other ground is sinking sand. When darkness seems to hide His face, I rest on His unchanging grace. In every high and stormy gale, My anchor holds within the veil. Refrain His oath, His covenant, His blood, Support me in the whelming flood. When all around my soul gives way, He then is all my Hope and Stay. Refrain When He shall come with trumpet sound, Oh may I then in Him be found. Dressed in His righteousness alone, Faultless to stand before the throne. Refrain

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Well it is the season, the season for thankfulness. I got to thinking today how sad it is that alot of times we really only are truly thankful, reflecting on the things we are thankful for during this month. WE should be thankful all throughout the year but how I love this season. A time where we get together with family and are just thankful for what we have been given. This year has been a very different year that I totally expected. I did not expect to have several miscarriages, have health issues, etc... But in all of this I am truly thankful. Do not get me wrong my heart still aches for the little ones lost but I am thankful with all my soul for what I have learned through these trials. I love the family that I have been blessed with and with alot of heartache you realize how much you take for granted. God has given me this family and in stead of looking to the next thing I have learned to live in the moment. I have tried to cherish more of the moments. I have been so richly blessed!!! God is soooooooooo good. He has given me far more than I ever deserved. God sent a young man to me almost 12 years ago who totally changed my life and I know it was all in God's wonderful plan. I am so very thankful he gave Billy to me and those 3 little kids back then. Boy has he done a work in us since then, I am not who I used to be but who the Lord knew I would be. I am thankful I am bought with a price and have been redeemed. I am very thankful the Lord chose me, me of all people, to bless with the 9 children I have. What a true blessing they have all been in my life ,each one for different reasons. Even down to little Jericho, he has not been on this earth long but has sure blessed me in so many ways. I have been blessed with wonderful parents, a wonderful church family , a roof over my head and so much more. I am hoping to carry on this thankfulness throughout the rest of this year and next, not only during this month. WE all too often forget during the mundane things in our lives to just sit back and be thankful. WE all have something to be thankful for if it is only that we were born in the USA, how so well we have it and do not even know it. But the biggest thing if you are a christian that we should be thankful for is that we have been bought by the blood of Jesus, we are a new creation. That no matter what we are going through, what we may be facing the Lord is always the same, he is always there. God is so good! And he is bigger than anything we are facing. So be thankful and if you have not asked the Lord into your life please think about your future and what God has done for you. I hope everyone who reads this has a awsome November and remember to be thankful!!!