Thursday, July 21, 2016

How to Pray for Your Adult Children



As a mother of 9 children I do not take praying lightly.

I know how important it is to keep praying for your children--no matter how old they are. Prayer is so important when they are young and even when they are well into their adult years.

I don't pray perfectly and sometimes I don't remember to always pray the things I wanted to pray. So I though I would write a post where I can keep the main points of prayer in one place and hopefully they will bless you as well so you can pray for your adult children, if you have them.

1. Pray for them to have a heart for God, His Word, and His ways.

2. That they would grow in wisdom and discernment.

3. That they would understand God's purpose for their lives.

4. That God would bless their work and have financial stability.

5. That they would resist evil and destructive behavior.

6. That they would avoid sexual pollution and temptation.

7. That they would have good health.

8. That they would have God's healing.

9. That they would have a successful marriage.

10. That they would raise godly children.

11. That God would protect them.


Here is a lovely poem about a mother who prayed:


Some have had kings in their lineage,
Some to whom honor was paid.
Not blest of my ancestors but,
I have a mother who prays.


I have a mother who prays for me
And pleads with the Lord every day for me.
Oh what a difference it makes for me 
I have a mother who prays.


Some have worldly success
And trust in riches they've made 
This is my surest asset,
I have a mother who prays.


My mother's prayers cannot save me,
Only mine can avail;
But mother introduced me to Someone  
Someone who never could fail.


Oh yes, I have a mother who prays for me
And pleads with the Lord every day for me.
Oh what a difference it makes for me 
I have a mother who prays.


~Author Unknown


Feel free to print this out or pin it on Pinterest (use the button below) so that you too can pray this for your children!



What else would you add to the list?






Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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Monday, July 18, 2016

How to Deal with Grief




In case you have been wondering where I have been, I am still here. My father passed away a few weeks ago so I am still dealing with his loss.


Since it happened very recently and emotions are still very raw so I don't think that I can actually share a post about him right now. But I can definitely share something to help with grief.

Even though my heart feels like the bottom dropped out of it I know that this feeling is not going to be here forever. That eventually the Lord will heal this pain and numbness that I am feeling and it is so comforting to know that.

Here are some thoughts to help someone who is grieving:

WE ARE NOT ALONE AND CAN LOOK TO GOD

It is very easy to feel alone when a love one dies or feel prone to depression but the good news and truth is that we are not alone. God is right by our side.

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you." 

Isaiah 43:2


GOD IS OUR REFUGE

I have always been comforted by the fact that I can run to God and seek refuge under His wings. I am safe there and He knows my pain.

In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me! Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name's sake you lead me and guide me.

 Psalm 31:1-3




GOD COMFORTS US

And through the pain He comforts me though His word. I can look to it and trust Him with why my dad died and His purpose for it.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4



GOD GIVES US STRENGTH

Even though I feel weak at this time, I know that the Lord is giving me strength to carry on. My life doesn't end here even though my father is gone. He has blessed me with much.

My soul weeps because of grief; strengthen me according to your word. 

Psalm 119: 28

HE IS MY HEAVENLY FATHER

Even though my father is gone, I still have a heavenly father in heaven who will never leave me or forsake me. I can always turn to Him and He will always be there for me.

A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows is God in His holy dwelling. 

Psalm 68:5

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Deuteronomony 31:8









Have you lost a loved one?

How have you dealt with the grief?







Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A Love Story on Infertility and Adoption {Video}



When God writes the story of your life, you know that you can trust Him.

When the struggle of infertility is there, it can be hard to trust God through it all but God's ways are not always our ways and his thoughts are not our thoughts.

If you are struggling with infertility and you are thinking about adoption, here is a wonderful love story that I hope will encourage you.

(Be sure to grab a tissue--tears were flowing when I first watched this!)






If you are currently going down the path of infertility right now, know that we are praying for you. It can be so difficult to not know what God's plan is or having the patience to wait and also painful. Trust God at this time and do not give up on Him!






 Also,  if any one knows of an adoption agency you'd like to recommend
 please feel free to share below in the comments.


Monday, June 27, 2016

LAST DAY to Get the Herb & Essential Oil Super Bundle!!!


Sweet friends, you have heard me share over the past week the many blessings of the Herb & Essential Oil Bundle  and now we are on the FINAL DAY to get it. The sale ends tonight at 11:59 EST, so if you were planning to get it and you tend to procrastinate---now is the time!

You can find the bundle right here:







Essential oils has been a huge blessing to our family in so many ways--from caring for our children, cleaning our home, and even cooking with it. Since there is so much information out there, the bundle is an excellent way to learn about how to use them all in one easy package. No surfing all around the web for hours like I had to do---where was this bundle when I needed it?!






Some of the most popular ebooks in this bundle are:

-Essential Oils: Separating Truth from Myth 
-101 Essential Oil Blends for Aromatic and Topical Use 
-Essential Oils Notebook
-5 Multi-Use Herbs and What to Do With Them 
-Safe EO Labels 



You can find the complete list of what is offered in my post HERE. 

There is also an e-course that I wanted to highlight called the Herbs & Oils: Beyond the Basics Course from Vintage Remedies. This ecourse alone is $197 which is 6.5 times the entire price of the bundle! What a great deal!




When it comes to your family’s health, you could go it alone: you could try to source out good information on natural remedies, experiment with things, and see how it works. The two key questions to ask yourself are:

a) Do you have the time to figure it out?

AND

b) Can you afford the cost of the errors in a “trial and error” approach, both financially and with your most precious asset, your health?

The way I see it, starting with The Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle gives you an instant advantage with so many amazing, helpful resources at your fingertips.



Tens of thousands of people have used the books and courses from previous health-related bundles to make meaningful and inspired changes in their homes – including me! I guarantee that if you take action and use what’s in this special natural remedies bundle, you will too!



P.S. With your bundle, you’ll ALSO receive a special coupon for 50% off bulk herbs and essential oils from Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary, a full-service apothecary and clinic offering small batch hand-made herbal products to enhance your health and wellbeing.





Remember that there are only a few hours left and it ends TODAY!!! So don't miss it! 













I hope that this bundle blesses you!






Friday, June 24, 2016

DIY Bug Repellent for Your Summer Garden



Today I am sharing some pictures of my summer garden. I always look forward to planting veggies every year so that the children can learn how to do it. Our garden is not huge but just enough to get some veggies for the summer for our large family and have some fun with it.

The image above was taken with my iphone of a head of lettuce growing in our garden. It is amazing how beautiful it looks!



My hydrangeas are right next to my veggie garden and this year they are growing like crazy and I had to trim some of it down because it was growing over some of my tomatoes!



Little Isabella (2) is always helping me out in the yard. Her main job is to spray the veggies with her special water bottle and pull up any weeds.  Mostly she loves pulling out the name markers out the dirt and mixing them around and eating all the raspberries off of her raspberry bush!





This year I planted tomatoes, green peppers, potatoes (3 varieties), yellow squash (seen growing above), cucumber, zucchini, cantaloupe, onions, lettuce, cabbage, brocolli and mammoth sunflower. Most of it is doing pretty good (what the bunnies didn't get to) so we are looking forward to a decent harvest this year. 





Outside of the over zealous and hungry bunnies in our neighborhood, we get bugs like everyone else does.  So I found this DIY Bug Repellent recipe online that I want to try. It is super easy and uses essential oils so it is natural, not using chemicals. 


DIY BUG REPELLENT

Mix 10 drops each:

Peppermint Oil
Rosemary Oil
Thyme Oil
Clove Oil


And mix with water in a spray bottle and spray where needed. Easy peasy!

I have also read that the Rosemary oil is especially good for that and that peppermint and lavender is awesome for spiders.




My lettuce that needs picking!




Some Calla Lilies growing around our house. Aren't they pretty?




These hostas grow these pretty little blue flowers, I can't wait for them to bloom.



I hope you enjoyed some of these pictures of our gardens!


What are you growing this year?

And what do you like to use as a natural bug repellent?

Share them in the comments below!



































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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle!

Have you been wanting to learn more about how to take care of yourself and your family in a more natural way?

Maybe you’ve been dabbling a bit, but you want to get serious and learn more advanced information and ready to take the next step.

Or maybe you’re more of a beginner and just need some step-by-step tutorials, recipes and safety information to help you feel good about moving forward.

Regardless of where you’re at, I’m so excited to introduce you to something created just for you, to equip you with more confidence, skills and know-how as you use herbs and essential oils in your own home. 

It’s called the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle.

It’s a collection of 20 eCourses, eBooks and printables that bring together science-backed, time-honored remedies and information, in one comprehensive package, at a price that’s too good to miss.



With these resources at your fingertips, you’ll be able to:
  • Separate fact from fiction as you choose quality herbs and essential oils.
  • Confidently prepare salves, syrups, tinctures, and teas.
  • Properly dilute oils for topical use.
  • Learn blending principals for aromatic use.
  • Incorporate essential oils into easy and effective herbal remedies.
  • Know which herbs are safe for pregnancy, babies and children.
  • Use printables to organize your essential oils for safety and ease of use.
  • Create beauty products, herbal baths, and even gifts for friends and family.

Here is what is included:











Here is the complete list of all the resources:
  • 101 Essential Oil Blends for Topical & Aromatic Use by Rachel Zupke of Mason Jar Values ($7.99)
  • 5 Multi-Use Herbs (And What to Do with Them) by Sarah Josey of Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary & Clinic ($17.00)
  • Best Herbs & Essential Oils For Labor & Delivery-Audio Class & Transcript by Jenni Wilson of Natural Oil Mom ($19.95)
  • Cold & Flu Season: Are You Ready? by Carol Little   ($9.99)
  • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Head, Throat & Chest by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
  • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Skin Troubles by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
  • Common Sense Home Remedies Book #1 – Tummy Troubles by Laurie Neverman of Common Sense Home ($2.99)
  • DIY Lavender Creations by Stacy Karen of A Delightful Home ($5.99)
  • Essential Oils Planner by Amy Bayliss of AmyBayliss.com ($5.95)
  • Essential Oils: Separating Truth from Myth by Kristen Smith of Smithspirations ($9.95)
  • Essential Oils: The Herbalist’s Toolkit by Amber Meyers of Herbal Academy of New England ($4.99)
  • Handbook of Home Remedies by Wellness Mama ($24.00)
  • Herbs & Oils: Beyond the Basics by Jessie Hawkins of Vintage Remedies ($197.00)
  • Homegrown Healing, from Seed to Apothecary by Chris Dalziel of Joybilee Farm ($9.97)
  • How to Create Healing Herbal Baths by Kami McBride of Living Awareness ($19.99)
  • Mama and Baby Herbal Wisdom by Kate Tietje of Modern Alternative Mama ($7.95)
  • Safe EO Labels – Set A by Lea Harris of Using EOs Safely ($19.99)
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Adaptogens by Heather Dessinger of Mommypotamus ($14.99)
  • The Essential Oils Course by Edie Wadsworth of Living Life in Grace ($39.00)
  • The Healing Foods: Nature’s Pharmacy for Better Health by Dr. Karen Lee of DrKarenSLee.com ($9.99)
  • Using Essential Oils Safely & Effectively by Natalie Vickery of The Family Herbalist ($12.50)



You can get this entire herbs and essential oils library, worth over $400, for less than $30. That’s 92% off what it would cost to buy everything individually!

(Not to mention, it’s the price of one doctor or hospital copay, or filling a prescription or two.)

Also included--Golden Poppy Herbal Apothecary is a full-service apothecary and clinic offering small batch hand-made herbal products to enhance your health and well-being. With your bundle, you’ll also receive a special coupon for 50% off bulk herbs and essential oils!





The bundle is available for just 6 days, from now until Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.  If you think getting all these herb & essential oil resources for less than $30 sounds like a steal, then make sure to go HERE to see exactly what it includes and grab yours before this deal ends!


Learn more or get your bundle now!

















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