Thursday, June 28, 2018

21 Day Made To Crave Challenge - Day 1

via Proverbs 31

Via Bible reading plans


Day 1: Chocolate is my Comfort and Deliverer

God made you wonderful. Psalm 139 says you are wonderfully and fearfully made. You are beautiful and loved, no matter if you’re a size zero or a size thirty. You are beautiful just the way you are. But God loves you so much that He doesn’t want you to stay in a place of defeat.

There was a time when I felt utterly defeated in the area of food and health. I knew that I needed to make changes not because of the number on the scale or what clothing size I was. I knew it because of the battle that raged in my heart. I craved, I desired, I thought about, and arranged my life around food.

Yet I was a Bible teacher. I was a woman who loved Jesus. Why couldn’t I figure this out? I had found victory in so many areas of my life, but this area eluded me. I constantly asked, “Why shouldn’t I indulge?”

One day I looked up the definition of the word indulge, which means “unrestrained action.” And for me, it was unrestrained eating. You see, eating in its proper context is not the problem. God gave us food for nourishment, strength, and even celebration.

But when pleasure becomes unrestrained, there’s a problem.

I had to get honest enough to admit it that I relied on food more than I relied on God. I craved food more than I craved God. Chocolate was my comfort and deliverer. Cookies were my reward. Salty chips were my joy. Food was what I turned to in times of stress, sadness, and even in times of happiness.

I knew it was something God was challenging me to surrender to His control. Really surrender. Surrender to the point where I’d make radical changes for the sake of my spiritual health perhaps even more than my physical health.

Part of my surrender was asking myself a different question, a really raw question. May I ask you this same question? Is it possible we love and rely on food more that we love and rely on God?

Now before you stop reading, hear me out. This question is crucial. We have to see the purpose of our struggle with food as something more than getting to wear smaller sizes and receive compliments. Shallow desires produce shallow efforts. These good things are nice, but not as appealing in the moment as a cinnamon roll, or those chips, or that brownie.

The process of getting healthy has to be about more than just losing weight and focusing on ourselves. It’s not about adjusting our diets and hoping for good physical results. It’s about recalibrating our souls so that we want to change for the right reasons. I’ve realized that a healthy eating plan can be one of the most significant spiritual journeys I’d ever dared to take with God. As you join me for the next twenty days, I hope you soon say the same thing!

You know when I sit down and when I rise up [my entire life, everything I do]; You understand my thought from afar.

Psalm 139:2

You know when I sit down and when I rise up [my entire life, everything I do]; You understand my thought from afar.

What do you feel God is speaking to you about ?

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Young Living - Weight Loss Trio Blend

Skyline Church- Finding Light

Took pictures last night at work.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Add Lavender drops to your Favorite Mascara!

via Rachel Rose Mercantile
Here's a tip for ya:

😍 Love my lavender lashes😍
growth and strength. Adding 2 drops to a tube of mascara has made a noticeable difference!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Take a peek of The Premium Starter Kit with Dewdrop Diffuser from Young Living

Wanted to share what a Starter Kit from Young Living looks like.

Here is the box which can be easily shipped to your home or work place. 

5ml Young Living Stress Away 
2- NingXia Red Single Samples (2oz) 
Thieves Household Cleaner  Sample Packet 
1 Aroma Glide 
10 brown sample oil bottles 
10 Business Cards 

I offer a payment plan via PayPal or Venmo . In 4 months or less you can have the Starter Kit.
Also, it takes just 3 friends to purchase a  kit and a kit can be yours! Lots of options lets discuss! 

In addition to the Basic Starter Kit contents,each premium Starter Kit  with essential oils contains the following: 

  • Young Living Citrus Fresh 
  • Copaiba Vitality 
  • DiGize Vitality 
  • Frankincense 
  • Lavender 
  • Lemon Vitality 
  • Panaway 
  • Peppermint Vatality 
  • Raven 
  • Thieves Vitality 
One or more of the following essential oils/blends may be substitutedin the event of sourcing constraints or supply considerations: 

Aroma Ease 
Citrus Fresh Vitality 
Lemongrass Vitality 
Orange Vitality 
Tea tree  

The Essential Rdge Newsletter is very informative. 

Frankincense is now on my daily morning ritual. I created a roller with  Sweet Almond as my carrier. With  adding 7 drops of Frankincense and the sweet almond it give my dry just the right amount of moisturizer. Many apply drops to their face cream for that extra added healthy looking glow. 

Frankincense essential oil has an earthy, balsamic aroma that is highly revered for its ability to increase feelings of spirituality and inner strength. 

Lavender is now my staple essential oil. I dab it behind my ears, roll it across the back of my neck when I feel tension or stress coming on. I really love to diffuse at night for calming aroma during sleep. It so relaxing. 

Panaway is so loved by the bottom of my feet! I highly recommend it on those days you need relief from sore muscles. My friend Eutha ,tells me her Husband Bill, loves it after a hard day doing landscaping. Adding it to a roller with a carrier oil or favorite cream helps the ease of putting it on and lasting longer. 

Peppermint helps me with breathing normally again when I come across second hand smoke in which I am highly allergic. I actually replaced my inhaler with my peppermint bottle. Plus, Peppermint has a fresh, minty taste and supports digestion when taken as a dietary supplement. I also heard it taste amazing  when added to chocolate brownies.

Thieves is amazing when you place 2 to 3 drops in a capsule and take daily as a dietary supplement for extra immune support. 

There are several variety of diffusers with of course different price points. Love the basic design of the Dew Drop and it goes with any decor.  

There you have it! The Premium Starter Kit. 

Check out my website for more details and information.