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Herb Love

I gotta do a post about my growing love for herbs and alternative health.

A few months ago I dove into tincture making. Passionflower, eleuthero, you name it! Nearly almost all of my herbs are preserved. So when I need them I can take out my little brown bottles and administer!

Aaron bought me a juicer and I have used it quite a bit in the past two days! I have found out that if you want to juice greens you can add an apple or a pear to make your concoction more palatable. So far I have juiced, kale, dandelion greens, parsley, lettuce, apples, pears, carrots and celery.

A few weeks ago I had a very busy week and was traveling back and forth to Saginaw, I took spirulina capsules (homemade! thanks to Aunt Carolyn who bought us a capsule maker for our wedding). I didn’t need to worry about not meeting my daily requirements well enough, I took a few of those along with me to keep most of my needs met.

I started getting interested in alternative health right before I got married, after I got married it continued with some gifts from Aunt Carolyn, some library books and websites. Now when I go to Barnes & Noble or the library I don’t really see much of anything I can get because what is there is basic stuff about what I already know, it’s dissapointing but at the same time it feels good. So now I am at the mercy of my search engine, Facebook friends, youtube and pinterest. :)

The Enemy says, The Father says

The enemy wants to destroy God’s children. he certainly can play tricks with the mind. And I can stupidly fall for them. But- Every bad thing that can happen He turns it into some thing beautiful

When he says “Look, you have no friends. Nobody cares for your company. Look at everyone around you. They do things with each other but not you. Nobody really likes you”

When he says “You are alone.”

When he says “You deserve every bad thing that comes your way.”

When he says “You will never amount to anything of importance, you are to remain in mediocrity.”

When he says “You are a failure, you might as well just stop trying.”

When he says “You are nothing. You have no value.”

When he says “You deserve to be unappreciated, you are no better than a piece of furniture.”

When he says “Nobody loves you.”

I have come to the conclusion that I can change a lot about my life just by the way I choose to react to things. When the Adversary says things, or other people say things, or even when I say things to myself, I have a choice of how I will react to them. I can remain hurt and carry it with me. While I want to live the good and healthy life that my Father in Heaven wants me to, it can become like trying to tread water while hanging onto a cinderblock. Mentally worn out I eventually give up and allow myself to sink into depression. This ends up hurting more than just myself. By keeping it I think I can come up with a solution, why trust anyone else with these problems?

“You do have friends and family, there are people that love you, there are people who like your company, it’s not important to be loved by everyone. The important thing is that you are loved by Me. I will spend time with you no matter what. You are not alone. You don’t deserve every bad thing that happens in your life. Those bad things are a result of sin. But don’t worry, one day you will be with me in a place where there is no sin. You are important. If you remain in My Will you will become extraordinary. You are not a failure, keep trying with My help, please. But remember that you can do nothing apart from Me. I value you. You are not nothing. I do not make trash. I love you.”

Under construction.

A few hours is all my brain can handle. It’s under construction. :)

Ready for Revamping?

In about a week and a half I will have unlimited access to the internet. So there will be some major revamping and rearranging of this blog. Get ready!

Weird.

Isn’t it weird. Isn’t it strange.
Even though we’re just two strangers on this runaway train
We’re both trying to find a place in the sun
We’ve lived in the shadows, but doesn’t everyone
Isn’t it strange how we all feel a little bit weird sometimes
Isn’t it hard. Standing in the rain.
You’re on the verge of going crazy and your heart’s in pain
No one can hear though you’re screaming so loud
You feel all alone in a faceless crowd
Isn’t it strange how we all get a little bit weird sometimes.
Sitting on the side waiting for a sign, hoping that my luck will change.
Reaching for a hand that can understand, someone who feels the same.
When you live in a cookie cutter world being different is a sin.
So you don’t stand out. But you don’t fit in. Weird.
Sitting on the side waiting for a sign, hoping that my luck will change.
Reaching for a hand that can understand, someone who feels the same.
When you live in a cookie cutter world if you’re different you can’t win.
So you don’t stand out but you don’t fit in. Weird.
Isn’t it strange how we all feel a little bit weird
Strange, how we all get a little bit…
Strange, ’cause we’re all just a little bit weird sometimes.

How is it going?

Sorry it took me longer. A good computer and internet connection are kind of important. ;)

A few months ago my laptop decided it was a good idea to take a dump and die on me. It was very sad. I think it’s a goner. Blue screen of death and everything…:(
Maybe I should take it in anyway to see if they can’t perform some type of miracle. I have a lot of years worth of stuff on there and it’s a shame that it’s now just lost.

Aaron and I are going through a series called “Behold your God”. It is being put on by Fraser Road. We have barely scratched the surface but after three weeks I’m stoked to see what I can learn. And probably best of all Aaron and I are doing it together along with reading through the Bible in a year.

We have also been house hunting, we’re not too serious, I think a lot of it is just appeasing my appetite. :)

I love the Pearls. They are so full of wisdom and they have a lot of good teaching tools. I really like how they talk about different personalities. It makes me appreciate my husband more, it helps me understand myself and other people along with other things. And they are into herbs as well! It’s great!




Yeah, I could post good videos all day haha.

Speaking of alternative health, for the past few days I have been making an egg white and lemon juice face mask. It helps with my very oily skin and it makes my face feel nice. I’m also experimenting with argan oil.

What’s argan oil?
ar·gan oil
/ˈärgən/
noun: argan oil; plural noun: argan oils
1. an aromatic culinary oil expressed from the seeds of the argan tree, native to an area of southwestern Morocco

It’s very expensive because it is native only to Morocco and it is a labor intensive, low tech operation to make the oil. The only reason I came about it is my mom was using some on her show dogs to see if it would help their hair to keep from snarling so bad. She had two bottles and talked me into taking one. I did my research and one expert warned against using too much and using it on your scalp and making your hair even more greasy. But when used properly it can really benefit your hair. I am using it on my spilt ends, because hey let’s face it I LOVE MY HAIR TEXTURE! And the only thing I have a problem with is split ends and since I don’t cut my hair I want to see if this will help. After using it for a few days I can defiantly tell that it is working. But will I continue after the bottle is empty? Only time will tell!

Until next time Shalom, Love and Good Health.

Video Sunday.

I’ll do an actual update tomorrow. ;)

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