Emotional Health, Healthy Living

The Power of Intention

ResearchGate Publication posted an article titled: Evidence about the Power of Intention, and since I have been studying this topic myself recently, I decided this was a post I wanted to share. It states, "Intention is defined as a directed thought to perform a determined action. Thoughts targeted to an end can affect inanimate objects… Continue reading The Power of Intention

Family, Writing

Lessons from an Author

I personally loved the Twilight Series books, flaws and all. I, for the first time, recognized and admitted something in myself that I had left unnoticed for a long time. My desire to write. After reading the first three books in three days--no, I didn't sleep much--I sat down and started writing. So, I will… Continue reading Lessons from an Author

Essential Oil Education, Healthy Living

Hope for Smokers?

As I search for new and interesting ways to help others and to use essential oils, I have found an article by Emma Tucker on dezeen, dehot zeenlist that offers an interesting twist on diffusing essential oils. And, it could offer help to those ready to quit smoking. The Smarin's Le Sifflu "peace-pipe"  (created by… Continue reading Hope for Smokers?

Emotional Health, Healthy Living

What is BEAUTY?

To me, beauty is so much more than what we see. It's heart, spirit, nature, health, integrity, honor, love, kindness... Beauty goes below the surface and into the soul. We must take care of our physical body. We only have one, so when we treat it poorly, it tends to FIGHT BACK. As we focus… Continue reading What is BEAUTY?

Essential Oil Education

Essential Oil Education: Coriander

  Description Coriander is an annual herb that grows three feet high and is very aromatic. Coriander seeds have been used for centuries to aid digestion, and is still used today for this same benefit.* Coriander has a high linalool content which helps skin maintain complexion. Coriander can be soothing to the body. Coriander’s sweet,… Continue reading Essential Oil Education: Coriander

Being A Better Person, Emotional Health, I Believe In Christ, Personal

Do you struggle with this?

  Especially in today's age of social media, our mistakes can spread like wildfire. Even innocent mistakes can be blown out of proportion and a bombardment of judgement begins. We think we can do better than others most of the time and we aren't afraid to let the world know. Instead of being quick to… Continue reading Do you struggle with this?

Family

Family Time at the Yamboree

My hometown hosts a yearly festival that practically shuts down the entire town. It's a time of good food and fun, but most importantly, a time for family. "The family is the center of life and it is the key to eternal happiness"* is one of my favorite quotes. All families look different and that… Continue reading Family Time at the Yamboree

I Believe In Christ

Enduring to the End

"We must... understand the rules of the game of life. First, none of us is exempt from facing life’s trials, and the fact that we are faithful does not assure us of a life without tests. This is exemplified over and over again in the scriptures as we review the lives of the prophets. Job… Continue reading Enduring to the End

Personal

Teachers: Unsung Heros

I have a problem with much in our school systems, especially the government being so involved, but that's not the point of this post. Today, I subbed at our local elementary school. Subbing isn't new to me, but it always makes me appreciate the men and women who give their time and energy to educating… Continue reading Teachers: Unsung Heros

Essential Oil Education

ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Clove

Description Clove has been used for years in dental preparations, candy, and gum for its flavor and ability to cleanse the mouth, yet it provides a myriad of benefits. Its main chemical component, eugenol, makes it a very stimulating and energizing essential oil that can be used as a warming massage oil. Clove contains powerful… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Clove

Being A Better Person, I Believe In Christ

Endurance

What does it mean to endure? Is it to simply get by? Is it pushing through? When I think of an endurance race, I think of suffering. Sweating, strain, and pain. I think of having to go past what I think I can do. I believe that in life, we are racing an endurance race.… Continue reading Endurance

Emotional Health

No Shame

I HAVE SUFFERED DEPRESSION MOST OF MY LIFE! And I am not ashamed to admit it. Some may even say I've been "crazy". Not ashamed of that either. I fully believe that Satan wants us to feel shame. God gives us remorse for things we've done wrong, but shame doesn't come from Him. If Satan… Continue reading No Shame

Gardening and Self-Reliance

Gardening: Tips to Growing in Small Gardens

We don't have a lot of growing space in our yard, and even though our garden has been successful this year, I've been looking for ways to make our garden even better. This video has 9 wonderful tips that I plan on adding to my garden for next years harvest. I'd love to hear your… Continue reading Gardening: Tips to Growing in Small Gardens

Farming, Homesteading, and Caring for Animals

Small Scale Farming

So, as some of you may know, one of our family goals is to own a farm again. (My husband and I both grew up on a farm.) And while all my children will not be raised on a farm, seeing as how one has already left home, but we hope to share it with… Continue reading Small Scale Farming

I Believe In Christ

Motivational Monday: Even though it’s Tuesday

I let yesterday get away from me. And I'll admit, I was being lazy and spent the day reading. 🙂 I do that every so often. I love to read and sometimes get wrapped up and refuse to put my book down. That was yesterday for me. Today, I'll put up yesterday's post and today's.… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Even though it’s Tuesday