Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Proverbs 31:9
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

As I read this verse, my mind went immediately to the issue of abortion.

Many people talk about a woman's choice of the child in the womb? Is not that child "the poor and needy"? That child needs someone to plead his cause. We cannot stand silently by and allow precious lives to be destroyed. This also goes for the handicapped and elderly. We must plead their cause!

Although I wrote this months ago, it is ever true now in light of what has passed in New York and other states. We must open our mouths and plead for the unborn!




Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Transformation Tuesday

I have been enjoying Plexus since the end of April 2018. While I have seen many benefits, I was pregnant when I started taking it and have been nursing since my son was born so I didn't realize the full extent of what the benefits are of balancing hormones.

My cycles usually return between three and five months regardless of the fact that I exclusively breastfeed. Well, I am happy to say that my flow has been drastically less than it was in the past. In fact, I think it has been at least 10 years since I've had a normal flow during my cycles. Usually I am on many herbs trying to balance my hormones because the flow is so heavy that I am scared to even leave the house.

I can not even express how excited I am about this benefit!

I am also aware that my hormones overall are balanced because I don't have the ups and downs I used to experience. I am doing better at keeping calm at times that used to send me into a tailspin. I have also noticed that my anxiety levels are way down.

Do you suffer from heavy flows during your cycles? Do you know that your hormones are off? Then it might be the time to give Plexus a shot!

This month I have six-yes 6!-codes to help you save money on your journey to health! Contact me today if you have any questions!


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Sunday Psalms

Psalms 82:1-8 KJV 

1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. 

2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. 

3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. 

4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. 

5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. 

6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. 

7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. 

8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.


Friday, February 22, 2019

Perseverance

James 1:2-4 KJV 
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Testimony Tuesday

Today's testimony is another one of how God provides.


Since the baby was born, we had been thinking about what we wanted to do when he grew too big for the bassinet.

We had considered having the 2 year old share a twin bed with the 3 year old. We have transitioned to twin beds out of the crib for the past eight children and since we really didn't have room for another twin, we figured the two of them could share (the twins shared when they transitioned out of a crib). If we did this, then the baby could move into the crib. Unfortunately, there were a few problems with this. 1. The baby still wakes at night and he would then be in another room. 2. The other children may wake him up during naps, at night, etc. and 3. The 2 year old wasn't adjusting well to sleeping with her sister (we did a trial time).

Another option was to keep the 2 year old in the crib and put the baby in a pack-n-play in our room. This wasn't ideal because it would mean leaning over so far to put the baby in and take him out as well as the loss of storage space because you can't store anything under a pack-n-play.

A third option was to put a twin back under the lofted bed (the crib has been under the loft) and move the crib to our room. The issue with this is that we would have to buy a twin mattress and we would lose some storage space (we store things around the crib under the loft).

A fourth option came to mind two weeks ago. We could try to find a toddler bed and mattress to put where the crib used to be and move the crib into our room. This seemed like the best option since I was sure I could find a toddler bed and mattress for less than or equal to a twin bed and it would still allow us to keep our storage space.

I posted on my personal facebook page that I was looking for a toddler bed and mattress. I hadn't been successful looking at local sale pages to find anything in our price range in our area. God worked through our friends to provide for us! One friend had an extra crib mattress and another friend had an extra toddler bed. They both gave them to us! What a blessing! The one friend also gave us an entire tote of clothes for the baby ranging from 6/9 months up to 3T!

People often ask us how we can afford to raise a large family with just my husband working. This is how! God provides above our imaginations!

How has God provided for you?


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Testimony Tuesday

For the past month, I have been able to use almost all of my Plexus supplements again. I am taking Slim, BioCleanse, Ease, and VitalBiome (ProBio5 still upsets Gordon's tummy so I'm not taking that yet) and have added Xfactor Plus and the Lean Whey. I usually have a Lean shake 3-4 times a week. I have also been more focused on making sure I drink enough water every day. I am happy to report that I lost 6 lbs last month!

I have yet to start an exercise regimen because the times I have figured I would start, something would happen such as the baby being up a lot the night before, a child being sick and/or myself being sick. I do plan to start something, however. My neighbor and I have discussed walking together, but then the Polar Vortex hit and we weren't about to go walking in 20 below weather (with wind chills even lower!).

I would love for you to share your own weight loss victories below. It is always nice to hear encouraging stories!


Saturday, January 26, 2019

Never Too Many Flowers

In light of New York's disappointing decision to legalize abortion up to birth, I want to remind us of what Mother Teresa said once:



Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Testimony Tuesday

My husband and I have seen God provide for us time and time again. I am not sure why we still never let us down.
sometimes worry and fret because He has

I want to share with you a recent example of His provision.

We did were not expecting to purchase a vehicle anytime soon as all of our vehicles were running and we have been striving to get out of debt so we were just planning on making due with what we had. Our oldest daughter already had a car and even our second oldest found a car and has it running and she doesn't even have a license yet.

Anyway, my husband called me just over a week ago and told me he had purchased a vehicle! To say I was shocked is an understatement! When I asked why, he told me, "The price was right and I had the cash to pay for it." He even admitted he wasn't sure why God would provide this vehicle and such a great price, but He did. The vehicle needed some work, but we figured with just a few hundred dollars, it would be running and we had a few ideas of who might use it.

Well, come to find out, the fix was MUCH easier and MUCH cheaper than even he suspected. He had it up and running over the weekend. We plated it and insured it and figured it would save him money to drive that back and forth to work and it would leave me with the vehicle he had been driving for my errands so I didn't have to drive our bus (which doesn't has very good fuel economy). Well, God then showed us the reason for his provision! The vehicle that I was now driving broke down. Had he still been driving that back and forth to work, he would have been without a vehicle and would have had to drive the bus every day.

Granted, he can fix the vehicle, but while we are waiting for the parts to arrive and the time to fix it, he still has something to drive to work and I am just back to driving the bus.

I think that sometimes people don't think about things like this being a provision because it was provided before the need arose, but that is exactly what it is!

Has God provided for a need for you? I would love for you to share your provision testimony; it would be an encouragement to others to see God's great love for His children.


Friday, January 18, 2019

The Wisdom of God, Part 3


Another way in which man thinks his wisdom has improved God's design is the light bulb. Now, I'm not saying the light bulb itself is bad, but what it has allowed us to do is to stay up past daylight and/or get up before it is morning and in many cases work during this time. Many current studies show that people do not get enough rest and this plays a major role in that.

"Thou makest darkness. . . The sun ariseth . . .Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until evening" (Psalm 104:20-23). God created a timetable for us to work-when the sun is up. If we truly would follow His ways in regards to work, then we would get the required rest our bodies need.

I will say tht this is a hard one to follow myself having grown up in a world that thinks working more produces more, which has to be better. However, I have found that if I go to bed closer to when the sun goes down and sleep until morning, I feel much better and do not feel the need for a nap in the afternoon, I don't drag my feet while doing work, and I actually accomplish more during the day.

I also remember a time where I was getting up early to exercise and I found myself not losing any weight. My doctor (naturopath) told me that if my body is not getting enough rest, then it will see exercise as stress and hold onto weight for "survival". I thought she was crazy for telling me the way to lose weight was to sleep more, but I gave it a try and you know what?! It worked! I started losing 1-2 lbs a week when I got the proper rest.

The Sabbath day is a day of rest as well and often people ignore that too. God tells us that the Sabbath day wasn't created only for man to worship Him, but to rest. Again, studies show that people are more productive when they have a day of rest.