Links for the Weekend

Here’s what I am reading up on/experiencing (and the new recipes to try out for natural health items):

Bentonite Clay Toothpaste – recipe and video tutorial by Bulk Herb Store – I have been using Bentonite Clay recently to help safely remove toxins in the last months of my pregnancy. Read up on the amazing properties of this clay and how it attracts toxins and heavy metals to it, binds them, and flushes them out without having them circulate through other organs. I have also been reading testimonials of ladies using this to alleviate morning sickness! Very neat.

How to Make Stevia Syrup – by the Herb Gardener – Buying tinctured stevia is so expensive. I am really looking forward to trying this one out.

Homemade Borax-Free Dishwasher Detergent – by My Healthy Green Family – I am about out of dishwasher detergent and didn’t want to order another round from Amazon; but the last recipes I tried for dishwashers didn’t work. So, I am pretty happy to have come across this! And especially being Borax free, since Borax is toxic and not something I want to be using in my cleaning. Ordered my citric acid on Amazon tonight. Started the citrus vinegar, too. Since my boys LOVE making themselves lemonade (lemon juice, raw honey, and water), we have TONS of organic lemon rinds that I just hate to waste! What a great way to recycle them.

Lastly, we attended the Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaway by Family Life Ministries this weekend. It was amazing! I had such a wonderful time with my dear husband. If one comes to your area, it is definitely worth the investment!


Movie Agenda Review

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
― John Adams

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence

If we were not endowed with these rights by our Creator, then who gave us these rights? In our godless culture today, this is not a common belief anymore. Man is now the standard and the people in power get to dictate who has what rights. We live in very grievous times.

If we do not want to repeat history from other socialist countries, we must be informed. We need to know what is really going on. “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke

Get informed. We can’t afford to do nothing. Our children’s future is at stake. Would I say watch this movie? Uh, yea. It lays out the times we live in very well; giving historical basis for everything. Check it out.


Connected to the Ultimate Healer

This past year I have experienced healing through prayer in a way I did not really believe was possible prior. I have been actively seeking healing in different areas of my and my family’s life for a number of years. Seeking through natural means of homeopathy, essential oils, herbs, acupuncture, bio-feedback, chiropractic, dietary, even dabbling in Chinese medicines. With all these amazing gifts God has provided for our healing, I still ran up against a wall in certain areas. In particular, healing my thyroid, pancreas, and gallbladder. I can see now why so many people have their thyroid removed, go on diabetic medicines, and have their gallbladder removed. Knowing that God held an answer for me, I decided to pray.

I  prayed for His direction in the course of action I should take for each of these areas. I prayed for Him to show me what was the root cause of each of them as well. There were many days it was one step forward, two steps back. Through this time, I utilized the skill of applied kinesiology in a trusted, Christ-connected naturopath. With her faithful help, we were able to discover the many causes for weakness in those organs. Some of them were related to vaccinations, hidden viruses, chromosomal damage, toxic chemicals, misalignments, stones, calcifications, and other issues.

The key in the healing was to pray in faith believing, but also to be very specific in asking God to release each particular cause from each particular organ. I am a witness today of His mercy in my healing. I have seen my energy level plummet, weight gain go up and up for days, find the cause, pray for the release and healing specifically naming, and the following day experience more energy and weightloss. After going through these types of episodes over and over and over again, I cannot say it was or is coincidental. It is God keeping His word – He says to ask in faith and believe that He will give us what we ask for; so long as it is in His will and not in a selfish or destructive manner. I think often of the verse where He says if we being “evil” want to give good gifts to our own children, how much more does He to us if we only ask?

I say all this to His glory. He did provide an answer in nature for our healing. But He also gave us prayer and a means to touch the hem of His garment to be made completely whole. “Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.” Isaiah 58:8 ESV