Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD,

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ladies - Your Ministry is at HOME!

    Society wants women to believe they have to have a "career", dress the best, look the best, juggle it all and still have something left of themselves to give to their spouse and children. This is a LIE the devil wants women to believe. As wives and mothers first and foremost our ministry is AT HOME. Sometimes even I get stuck in the rut of saying," Lord, I wished I could reach others and spread the gospel." What can I do? I am a SAHM and have several little ones I am not reaching anyone. BUT- what I forget is my ministry IS a home. My ministry is to raise these children up for His glory and honor. To raise them up the way they should go. Many times we forget that. Being a wife and mother IS enough and IS the most important ministry we have. If we fail our children and do not keep the relationship with their father strong we are failing everyone.  This is something that has been weighing heavy on my heart lately.
        Last night was one of the best nights I have had in awhile!!! Did I go on a trip? NO! Did I receive some big present? NO! Did I have money fall in my lap? NO!!! What happened? Well, my older kids watched the younger ones for just a while and my husband and I ate our supper in our room. We talked and laughed and just spent time together. THEN, later on little ones one by one snuck in there with us. Later on we had several kids in there including our 16 yr old boys and we talked and watched some tv program together. IT was so nice. I know the Lord allowed me to have that because I have been really stressed lately and even the baby was so good last night.
        I see no problem in having fun with your friends, going shopping, and even doing some things for yourself BUT your ministry first and foremost is AT HOME. And that should come first. WE only get one shot at raising these children up. We only get one shot of reaching them when they are small and being there when they need to talk. Just be there and put your husband first and do not forget he needs your attention as well. If mama and daddy's relationship is strong and steady the family will fall into place. God bless you all and hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

Friday, November 22, 2013


Doing a giveaway on my facebook page, actually two! If you are interested in taking care of your family without toxins check it out.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Great book for using Young Living essential oils with babies, young children, and during pregnancy and nursing!!!!

Okay I just have to shout it from the roof top. I have found a awesome book that really explains how to use the essential oils with babies, children, and during pregnancy and beyond and use them safely. I am so excited about this book. It is biblical based and includes lots of scripture. It is called Gentle Babies by Debra Raybern. Part of educating people about how to take care of your family with non toxic chemicals is also to teach them how to use the products safely and effectively. Here is the link to the book

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Book Recommendation

 I do not normally do this but I am reading a book right now that a friend allowed me to borrow and I know God put it in her heart to let me read it. It is called "Kisses from Katie". It really shows what we can accomplish if we let God lead our lives and if we listen to Him. It also proves to be a story that shows while things might be hard God always lets us see the light. Here is the book on Amazon if anyone is interested!-

Monday, November 18, 2013

Immune Boosting!

Young Living Essential Oils Round 2

I posted all about how they helped the kids get better before and how well they worked well we had one start to get sick Friday night/Saturday and we did Thieves and let him take a bath in Epsom salt and lemon EO and also did some NingXia Red with Thieves in it and by Sunday he was completely better and we got to go to church. This morning my 5 year old woke up with a horrible cough, that deep uh oh cough and I rubbed his chest with RC and put Thieves in his water and rubbed his feet and what you know we have had no more cough and he has felt fine all day. I am so thankful a very good friend of mine asked me to go to a class. IT has truly helped us. Last night when we got home from church my husband was aching so bad( I think a lot of his aching is due to thyroid issues) and I put Valor, Panaway , and Peppermint on his knees , ankles, and feet and in no time he was feeling so much better. It takes a lot to impress my husband too! :) If you would like more info you can email me at . I would love to answer any questions you might have or help you in any way. I have had some awesome people lead me to the answers I was looking for. Thanks to those people, you know who you are.

Friday, November 15, 2013

IS Trim Healthy Mama for Everybody?

        I just want all you to know first that I was almost done with this post and this crazy laptop I have just deleted it all!!!! I feel it is so important I am going to type it all out again. :( The answer to the above question is Trim Healthy Mama for everybody is yes AND no. I am writing this post because a lady who many came to Trim Healthy Mama because of decided she did not like it anymore, that it was not working for her. First I want to say that we should all pray for her and not feel any resentment towards her because she is dealing with a eating disorder as she has stated. But I think she wrongly misrepresented Trim Healthy Mama on her blog. I have thought about this since yesterday and knew I wanted to blog about this but also wanted to be sensitive to her. I ALSO wanted to stand up for the ministry of this book. I do feel it is a ministry. If you are a woman who has suffered with weight issues you know how lonely and sad it can be. I have been struggling for several years. I know now it was mostly due to thyroid issues but no matter what I did I just could not lose weight. After my 2 yr old was born no weight would come off after having him! IT was a lonely , sad place. I know my husband loves me no matter what but you want to feel pretty in front of your husband. Anyway, after having my last baby 3 months ago I researched and saw so many talking about Trim Healthy Mama so I bought the book and read it. I really liked how it incorporated the Bible into everything and even talked about issues women may have. Even had recipes and so forth. I started it no long after my baby was born. I am so thankful to the Lord for bringing this book to my attention. It has changed my life!!!! I have lost around 40 pounds since my son was born 3 months ago and have so much more energy. This in turn has allowed me to play with kids , I even jumped on the trampoline with them last week. :) God I believe has used these women to help many others including men. I am so very thankful for that.
          As to the question and why I answered it the way I did. IS Trim Healthy Mama for everyone. Short answer is YES. Why? Because I believe it CAN work for everyone , it just may need some tweaking for some depending on what you are doing it for. Why I also answered NO is because some people take everything they do too far. This is a lifestyle change not a diet. You do not have to count calories and such like was stated in the blog post. Yes, at first it is good to know what makes things a S and what makes things a E, etc.. but to be quite honest I have hardly paid attention to that. I am a mother to 10 and really just do not have the time. I do not sit and think about food all the time like was also stated but I do pay more attention to what I eat which is surely not a bad thing. Anyone can make anything into something it is not . This lifestyle change might not be for you if you don't want to think about what you eat but that is what is wrong with America now. WE just eat harmful , toxic foods just because it taste good but at what cost. I for one am eating things that taste really good and know what I am putting into my body. I am eating things I said I would never eat.
      So I just want to thank Serene and Pearl for taking the time out of their life to help others struggling. I also want to ask that we be respectful of each other and always be truthful with what we say about things. Also don't be mad at Stacy but just pray for her and her family. God bless you all and above all thank God for us getting healthier!

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Our Selfish Society

 I do not know why I am writing this post but just feel like I should. I am so sad for the selfishness of many. We are so busy and selfish these days we do not take the time to even worry about others. WE just go about our day and not think of what others might be going through .That is one thing I hope I instill in my kids is that we are not put on this earth for ourselves. We should be reaching out to others. I know some of this post is for me. Sometimes we are so caught up in our own lives that we do not see the hurt others have. I am TRYING to put others first. God has put us here to be salt and light! Don't forget that. We have got to start thinking how things we do affect others and not just going by how we feel. We need to take others feelings and put them before ours. Same in marriages! We should put our spouse and then our kids first. Sometimes that is very hard to do but that is the way God designed it. And when we do that things go so much smoother and life is so much better. So this is a perfect time of year to start putting others first and being thankful. I am trying to start in my own life. God is laying so many things on my heart! I just wanted to share with anyone I can.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Young Living Oils again

So I just have to tell you some more YL oils story. I have not been using these long at all and already have majorly helped my family!!! It is just so exciting I want to share. After writing my last post some more of my kids have gotten something and so has my husband. I was able to use my oils and very effectively make them feel better and ultimately get well. For that I am so thankful. AND without using harmful medicines that are almost more toxic. I also have gotten rid of headaches, I use it for knee pain on my husband and then yesterday my husband was feeling horribly. I started with him and he has felt so much better today. Also yesterday I got sunburned BADLY before I went to bed I mixed up some lavender and coconut oil and it took the pain right out! :) I feel so silly because why would I not think they would work, these were used as far back as Biblical times. I have more stories but I won't keep going on and on. Today we had a class so we could inform others of these great gifts from God. So thankful for what God has given us.