Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday Psalms

Psalms 51:1-19, KJV 
<<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.>>
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 
2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. 
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. 
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. 
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. 
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. 
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. 
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 
15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. 
16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. 
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 
18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 
19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Plexus Journey, Part 2

I have been taking all products from the TriPlex for a couple of weeks and have seen some definite changes (you start slowly adding things in so your body can adjust).

  • I started sleeping better after just a couple of days! I hadn't had a good night's sleep for at least a week before starting Plexus and I was able to sleep through the night most nights after. If I did wake up, I would just go to the bathroom and would be able to fall right back to sleep. Praise God! I wasn't sure how I would continue to survive on just a few hours of sleep every night.

  • I have also seen extra energy throughout my day! I used to have to take a nap every afternoon and even then I was still ready for bed by 9 pm every night (not that I actually got to bed at that time). I now rarely take a nap and even when I do take a nap, it is only for about a 1/2 hour compared to the hour or two I was taking before.

  • I have cut my coffee consumption at least in half! I enjoy coffee so I still drink it, but I don't feel the need to have it as I did before. Some days I completely go without it and when I do have it, I only have a cup or two at most instead of the three or four I was having almost every day.

  • My nightly leg cramps went away! Part of the reason I wasn't sleeping well is because I would wake up with leg cramps. I have only had a leg cramp once since starting Plexus and I was a night after I know I didn't drink enough water during the day so I am sure it was related to dehydration.

  • Warning! This one might gross some of you out. One thing my naturopath doctor has said for the past 12 years of knowing her, "If you eat three times a day, you should poop three times a day." This was always odd to me. I had thought I was good going once a day. Through the years, I would usually be able to go twice a day and I figured I was doing well. Well, when I started the BioCleanse, I noticed that I was going more and then I eventually actually got diarrhea. I stopped the BioCleanse (to make sure that was the cause) and the diarrhea stopped. I spoke with my sponsor and she said to just take it a little slower so my body could adjust. I now take it every other day and it seems to be what my body needs right now. I think my naturopath would be proud that I've been going three times a day!

  • A positive side-effect that I wasn't expecting is that my bulging varicose vein disappeared! I only get that during pregnancy, but it actually has gone away!

  •  Another side-effect that I wasn't expecting because I am pregnant is anything to do with weight loss. In the first trimester of my pregnancy, I had gained about 11 pounds. While that was more than I was hoping, I try not to stress too much about pregnancy weight gain. However, I have seen a loss of 6 of those pounds!

Now, if I told you I have been faithful in taking all the products faithfully, then I would be lying. The ProBio 5 is supposed to be taken at night and honestly, I would usually forget. A week ago, I put the bottle on my bedside table with a bottle of water so that I see it before getting in bed and I have been faithful to take it every night since. 

I do drink the slim every morning when I get up and am doing my morning Bible reading/studying. I have found that I enjoy this much more than drinking coffee first thing in the morning and a bonus is that it takes much less time to make so I get more time with the Lord before children start waking up.

I will continue to share how Plexus is affecting my life and hope to maybe start sharing testimonies from others as well. I am surprised at the number of benefits I have seen in such a short amount of time.

Do you have a Plexus testimony to share? Please do so in the comments! Do you have questions about Plexus? Contact me and I will try my best to answer them!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Chicken in Milk

So, I was going to totally take a picture of our dinner the other night so I could show you how delicious it looks, but the family was hungry and I completely forgot until we were done eating. Picture or not, it was YUMMY!
Picture from Jamie Oliver's website

I base my recipe off from Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk. I found the recipe when I was looking for recipes to use up the extra milk we had last summer. We have adapted it slightly to use what was in the house. Our favorite way is to actually use chicken leg quarters (because the chicken is more infused with the flavor), but we do make it with a whole chicken (as we did tonight and as the recipe calls for). Other changes I make are using lemon juice, powdered cinnamon, powdered sage, and I peel the garlic cloves. Also, if we use the leg quarters, I omit the olive oil, but I do use it when using a whole chicken.

We love putting the "sauce" over cauli-rice, mashed potatoes, or even for dipping our biscuits into it. I find this to be a pretty inexpensive meal (especially if we use either one of our own butchered chickens or the leg quarters that I can get for $ .49/lb.). We almost always serve this with a side of peas.

I hope you give this recipe a try. Let me know what your family thinks if you do give it a shot!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

When there is hatred/anger in someone's heart, they will retaliate against anyone who has caused them grief (real or perceived). However, when someone is driven by love, they choose not to retaliate, thereby stopping the strife and covering the existent strife. Just as Christ stood silent against His accusers, so should we choose to stand silent at times.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


5-20-18 Sermon

Someone came forward for prayer during the service. There will be no sound during the time hands were laid on her. Please continue listening to hear the remainder of the sermon.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Marriage Moment Monday

It has been a while since I have done a Marriage Moment Monday. My heart has been burdened lately for marriages because I hear of at least one couple, every week, that is struggling.

To start back into posts about marriage, I want to share links to a couple of good posts from another blogger.

The Important Four Rules of Communication That Will Strengthen Your Marriage

Friday, May 18, 2018

Plexus Journey, Part 1

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 KJV
 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
For many years as a mother, I put my own health by the wayside. I would spend my time and money making sure my children had what they needed. When it came to a tight food budget, I got them their healthy foods and ignored the foods I needed for myself to get healthy.

I have realized that through this all, I was not being obedient to Christ. How can I properly do His work if I'm too tired or unable to do it? I needed to get healthier.

I started looking to Plexus 2 years ago, but couldn't do it because some of the ingredients were things my nursing daughter would react to. Once she was weaned, I looked into it again and even tried a few samples and saw energy levels go up, however, at that time, other expenses came up and I couldn't justify the cost.

At this point, it is still a financial sacrifice, but I had been able to sell some extra items around the house that I had purchased at a low cost and turned a profit.

I am now pregnant again and struggling with low energy, trouble sleeping, leg cramps, and poor digestion. I also felt God's peace about moving ahead. Once I felt God's peace, I asked my husband his thoughts. We discussed it and then he thought and prayed about it. He then told me to try it.

I started with the Triplex combo pack about 3 weeks ago. I will post again
next week on the changes I have seen during the past three weeks.

If you have questions about Plexus, please feel free to ask! Even though I am just beginning this journey, I will try my best to answer your questions!