Cleaning Tips, Essential Oil Education


Lemon gets grease and motor oil off hands when doing car repairs.   Peppermint helps relieve minor headaches.   Grapefruit helps suppress appetites.   Wild Orange calms troubled minds.   For my trusted brand of essential oils, click here.

I Believe In Christ

Do Not Fear

The King James Bible includes 29 instances of the phrase "be not afraid." The New American Standard Bible includes the phrases "do not fear" 57 times and "do not be afraid" 46 times. The phrase "fear not" and similar phrases are present in the bible 365 times. In the Bible God said 365 or more… Continue reading Do Not Fear

Being A Better Person, Building Business, Farming, Homesteading, and Caring for Animals, Gardening and Self-Reliance

Are Your Fields Ready for Rain?

Two farmers prayed for rain. One prayed each morning, waiting for the rain to come, hoping that it would happen soon, so that he could plant his fields. The other farmer prayed for rain each morning, and while he prayed, he tilled his fields, readying them for seed. Then he planted his seed and prayed… Continue reading Are Your Fields Ready for Rain?

Essential Oil Education


A close relation to Cinnamon, Cassia has a strong, spicy aroma that can be used in small quantities to transform any essential oil blend. Cassia has been used for thousands of years to maintain physical healthy* and promote emotional well-being.* It's one of the few essential oils mentioned in the Old Testament, noted for its… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION:Cassia

Essential Oil Education, Healthy Living


Mix together: 1/4 cup Epsom salt 1/4 cup kosher salt 1/8 cup of baking soda 20 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) I love mixing wild orange and peppermint, lavender and peppermint, rosemary and peppermint, and/or rosemary and spearmint. You can also add petals or herbs, of wanted. For my trusted brand of essential oils,… Continue reading DIY BATH SALTS

Gardening and Self-Reliance

Building Your Grow Box Part 3

So, there are those that say this isn't really organic, because it does us a mixture that contains a little fertilizer, but I watched the first video about the "Big Lie" and felt good about what I heard. (I prayed about it too, and feel like this is good. You judge for yourself.)   But… Continue reading Building Your Grow Box Part 3

Save The Children


Saving the Children I first met Tim Ballard last November at a women’s conference, Time Out for Women, where he spoke of his dealings with the Sex Slave Industry. And yes, I’m using the word industry, because that’s exactly what it is. Before I met Tim, I was inspired to write a novel about a… Continue reading SAVE THE CHILDREN

Cleaning Tips, Essential Oil Education

Creamy Soft Scrubber

1 Cup Baking Soda ½ Cup Water 1 Tbs. Castile or Dawn Dish Soap 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil In air-tight glass container mix ingredients to make a paste for deep-cleaning your oven. Sponge it on to the worst parts of your oven and let it sit for 30 minutes. Easily wipe it off later… Continue reading Creamy Soft Scrubber

Essential Oil Education, Farming, Homesteading, and Caring for Animals

For the Dogs (and Cats)

We love our pets. They aren't just animals, but family. And we must do what is best for them. This was our puppy Smokey. We didn't get to keep him for long because I had gotten pregnant and Smokey became very protective of me, not wanting even my husband and kids around me. While we… Continue reading For the Dogs (and Cats)

Being A Better Person


This week I read an article on the blog Voices in Bioethics titled: Transitioning From Who You Were to Who You Must Become: A Necessary Mental Switch, by Priya Misra. While I find the article extremely interesting, I'm not writing about medicine or the importance of good doctors in the world, which, even though I am… Continue reading BECOME WHO YOU MUST BECOME!

Building Business

Let’s Play a Game!

Today we're going to play a game. This is a simple game; I want you to comment below and tell me what makes up the perfect job! I want to know the things you love and hate about your job. The things you like and dislike, and the things that are just so-so. Let BUILD… Continue reading Let’s Play a Game!

Essential Oil Education


Through a collaborative sourcing initiative in Guatemala, doTERRA retrieves high quality Cardamom seeds which are distilled into Cardamom essential oil that can assist with gastrointestinal and respiratory health.* Primary Benefits May help ease indigestion and maintain overall gastrointestinal health* Promotes clear breathing and respiratory health* Helps alleviate occasional feelings of stomach discomfort* Flavorful spice for… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Cardamom

Coaching and Mentoring, Emotional Health, Uncategorized

Are You Empowered?

We've all heard the phrases "MIND OVER MATTER" and "WILL POWER" and sometimes think we simply don't have any. But let me tell you right now, YES YOU DO! We all have the agency to be what we can be and should be. We all have the ability to chose and make choices of what… Continue reading Are You Empowered?

Coaching and Mentoring, Emotional Health, Family, I Believe In Christ

Keeping the Commandments of God

  As parents, we have rules and guidelines for our children to follow. We teach them things that will help them live their lives happier and safer. We teach our children how to stay safe with strangers. We (hopefully) pay attention to their online activities and friends. We know who their friends are and try… Continue reading Keeping the Commandments of God

Cleaning Tips, Essential Oil Education

Dish Washing

While I'm not the biggest fan of washing dishes, I am grateful I don't have to wash like this: I have, while camping. Don't mind it so much then, but not for every day. (Isn't she beautiful!) I'm also glad I don't have to wash like this every day: This I do with most pots… Continue reading Dish Washing


Lost and Found

It saddens me that we live in a society of “throw it away” when we no longer need it.
Now, I’m certainly not saying to keep things you don’t need, because you certainly shouldn’t do that! But to just throw things in the trash or take them to the dump or even simply leaving them on the side of the road, is irritating, to say the least.
Pass them on to others, donate them to thrift stores, etc.

I have been enjoying Geoffrey Hiller’s posts and his journey.


Why do we lose or cast away things that once seemed so important to us? We turn our attention elsewhere and…POOF… the past has vanished, along with many of the things we once cherished – and took for granted.


Found:  one pony on side of road near Bus 75 stop. Pink with splotches of gray.


Lost:  colorful bug. Escaped from garage. Friendly. Will not harm you.


Found: one glove. Alone on fence post. Raise your hand if you think it’s yours.

And the bus keeps rolling, oblivious to all that is lost and found along the line.

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Lost: one 30-foot trailer. May be filled with tires. Do not open.


Lost:  one childhood. Family could not pay the rent. Now live in tent.


What we lose or cast aside we can usually replace – often with something better. But not always. Life goes on. Families keep moving. Bushes keep growing. And…

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I Believe In Christ, Uncategorized

What Kind of Woman Are YOU?

Okay, men, this is a post for women, but feel free to read it and discover what kind of woman you want. This is not to say that we are weak and cannot stand up for ourselves and others. Nor does it mean that we can't be popular with those around us or even have… Continue reading What Kind of Woman Are YOU?

Essential Oil Education, Uncategorized


Black Pepper is best known as a common cooking spice that enhances the flavor of foods, but its internal and topical benefits are equally noteworthy. This essential oil is high in monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes, known for their antioxidant activity* and ability to help ward off environmental and seasonal threats. Black Pepper promotes healthy circulation,* but… Continue reading ESSENTIAL OIL EDUCATION: Black Pepper

Healthy Living

Get Fit Challenge!

Let's talk Health and Wellness. Now, this includes all the body, mind, and spirit. But today, we're talking body. I've been eating well for a while now, and I've been walking. I went from being bedridden to walking almost 6 miles, 4to 5 days a week. I had lost 4 lbs. doing this over a… Continue reading Get Fit Challenge!

Healthy Living

Avacado Cucumber Tomato Salad

Last week was a little slow for me. I wasn't feeling well a few of the days and didn't work out my normal 5 days a week. But I did get 3 workouts in. I only lost 1 lb. but, hey, I lost a pound. Whoo Hoo! Anyway, I'm back to good health and am… Continue reading Avacado Cucumber Tomato Salad

Gardening and Self-Reliance, Uncategorized

Building a Grow Box

Last week I told you about the Mittleider Gardening Method. Now, you obviously don't have to do this or try it, but planting in grow boxes or raised beds is a great way to get more produce in limited space and it's easier on your back. So, here's one way to build a grow box.… Continue reading Building a Grow Box