Questions for my Spiritual Growth

So the other day I was in one of my women’s groups and the pastor’s wife gave us this list of amazing questions. The idea is to have them kind of sitting around for  you to look at through out the day and ponder. Our family does this with scripture verses all the time. These questions keep you more in check with The Lord. I have 30 seconds of free alone time in the bathroom a few times a day, I know TMI,  so that is where I have my list to just grab a thought from. I think I am going to put mine in a frame because I am liking where my heart is going with these thoughts and the way it can change my path. Let me share the questions with you. Maybe they will be uplifting and challenging to  you as well my friend.

 

Today;

Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am spiritually more superior to others?

 

Am I honest with all of my acts and words or do I exaggerate or mislead?

 

Do I pass on to others what has been confidentially given to me?

 

Can I be trusted?

 

Am I over concerned with my dress, appearance and reputation?

 

Am I self-justifying, self-centered and/or self-absorbed?

 

Am I allowing the bible to live in me daily?

 

Did I allow the Bible to speak to me today?

 

Do I enjoy prayer?

 

Do I frequently tell others about Jesus Christ and the  Gospel?

 

Am I encouraging to others to grow deeper with Jesus?

 

Do I pray about the money I spend?

 

Do I put myself to bed early enough so as to rise early enough?

 

Am I  disobeying Jesus in anything?

 

Does my leisure time activities honor God?

 

Do I allow jealousies, bitterness, envy or emotions to effect me?

 

Am I proud?

 

Do I complain?

 

Do others see Christ in me?

 

Thought provoking questions right? Sometimes just seeing things down on paper brings me more clarity in direction. I want to say I answer all of these questions perfectly and Christ like…honestly, some days my outfit or lack of, takes too much of my attention. Some days I just read the Bible and don’t take the time to let it permeate into my soul like I should. There are days I look at prayer as a thing to be done, not as a gift of time to be able to share with my Father.

I fail. I admit it.

I am blessed to have a Father who will give me grace for those short comings, and let me try again to do things right.  Praise God!

Something like having this list, can help me, to stay on the path that He has set out for me.

How about you? Did these questions make you think? I am going to give these to my teens and have them answer the questions as an assignment, but I will not collect it. It should be between them and God. Important for them to consider these thoughts though as they are maturing in life and in their faith.

Because, God is good!

All the time!

And all the time,

God is good!!

Have a blessed day friend!

Went Out With The Girls

Not, actually my girls, but my MOPS girls.

MOPS is Mothers Of Pre Schoolers. I am a Mentor Mom. That means I have been married for a LONG time to the same incredible man and have at least one kiddo graduated, so I might have some advice, hopefully good, to help these girls with raising their little angels.  I wish I had been in a MOPS group when I had my first born! That would have been such a blessing!!

Okay, let me get back to my life snippet…

We all met up at one of the area hot spots for coffee and tea.

We are such rebels, most people get together in the evening to hang out. Not us!! We met in the morning, kiddos in tow, had us some hot beverages and fellowship!! Whoo hoo!!

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Ha ha ha!!

It was so nice though really.

The coffee shop is just amazing!! The barristas are crazy coffee artists!!

Just because I love how much work the girl took and how pretty my coffee was, here is another picture.

Here is my mocha.

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Makes me want another one!!

The rich coffee topped with the cooling foam…how they make those designs is just…I don’t think I have the patience.

It was so lovely though.

 

The fellowship that followed was so needed.

My table this year is filled with amazing women.

These girls are precious.

They all have beautiful children that they have been blessed with and are incredible mothers.

Our theme is “Be You Bravely.” These women are doing that every single day.

I know that I am there to Mentor them, but I think they give me so much more than I give them. They are like the little sisters that I wish I had.

 

Lord,

I thank you for each and every one of those young women.

I see You working in each of their lives in such different ways.

You have each one working in such a myriad of situations, yet all of the goals are the same,

to please and honor You.

 

I thank You again Lord for the blessing of getting to be around these incredible ladies. Thank You for trusting me with their hearts.

I pray Lord, that You will  give me the wisdom and the words that only You can, to help direct their paths. May I be the person that they need me to be.

They have blessed me already, and I thank You for them.

 

May their homes be filled with joy and be blessed by You this holiday season.

May we all honor You in all we do.

I love you Lord.

Amen

 

I Know Vita Flex too!!

I am just so excited about this!!

I will be gushing all over my blog as I learn more I am sure!!

Maybe you will find this useful for your life too :)

What is Vita Flex?

The Vita Flex technique was developed by the Tibetans long before acupuncture. Its literal meaning is “vitality through the reflexes”. Basically, you use your fingertips in a specific rolling motion that sends an electrical charge through nerve pathways, assisting the body to heal itself. It can be used to relieve pain, promote relaxation, balance hormones, help during cleansing, and promote health and healing of every body system. It can be used to stimulate the body’s self-regulating or balancing process to support its own healing on a physical and emotional level.

How does Vita Flex work?
When done correctly, the electrical energy that is produced during the technique transfers to the nerve pathways. Once the energy finds a gap in the circuit, it repairs the break in the pathway that is creating the imbalance in the body.

Young Living Essential oils also contain electromagnetic properties. Therefore, using Young Living essential oils with Vita Flex enhances the process that much more and drives the oils into the corresponding reflex points.

Vita Flex Technique uses a rolling and releasing motion:

1. Place all four fingers flat on the skin, rolling onto the fingertips.

2. Continue over onto the fingernail.

3. Use medium pressure.

4. Move ahead about half the width of the finger and repeat until the Vita Flex point, or area, is covered.

5. Repeat this movement over the area three times.

Here is a great video that explains what I have learned to do :)

 

 

What Is Raindrop?

Oh my, I was so excited yesterday, I forgot to even say what being certified in Raindrop Therapy even means. Here is how the Center for Aromatherapy puts it.

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“RAINDROP technique is a powerful, non-invasive tool for assisting the body in correcting defects in the curvature of the spine. During the years that it has been practiced, it has resolved numerous cases of scoliosis and kyphosis and eliminated the need for back surgery for thousands of people. Raindrop Technique originated in the 1980s from the research of Dr. Gary Young working with a Lakota medicine man named Wallace Black Elk. It integrates Vitaflex technique with the power of essential oils in bringing the body into structural and electrical alignment.” (from the Essential Oils Desk Reference)

Raindrop Technique uses a sequence of essential oils that are immune enhancing, support the body’s natural defenses, as well as the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous, and other body systems. These oils, which are high in antioxidants, are also mood elevating and antiseptic, creating an unfavorable environment for harmful viruses and bacteria that can hibernate in the body. Essential oils are known to boost stamina and energy, help you relax, help manage stress and frustration and promote overall health, vitality, and longevity. The principal single oils used include:

  • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
  • Oregano (Origanum compactum)
  • Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
  • Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
  • Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
  • Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
  • Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

The oils are dispensed in little drops from a height of about six inches above the back, which is where Raindrop Technique gets its name. They are then massaged along the spine and back muscles. They are also applied to the feet.

The whole process takes about an hour and may continue to work in the body for up to one week following a Raindrop Session, with possible realignment and bodily adjustment taking place during this time.

“Raindrop Technique is not a cure-all or a magic bullet. A healthy balanced body is the result of a well-rounded program of exercise and proper diet. Health is everything we do, say, hear, see, and eat. The Raindrop Technique is only one tool to help restore balance in the body that will result in good health.” (from the Essential Oils Desk Reference”)

 

So many professionals, including chiropractors, massage therapists, osteopaths, reflexologists, and certified aromatherapists have found Raindrop and Vitaflex techniques to be an excellent addition to the repertoire of their practices. It is amazing!! I know I have seen it work on my middle daughter in ways that have changed her life for the better. I was blessed to have seen people come to me looking so down and tired from pain, but when they left, comfort and ease was all around them. Yes I held back from comfort and joy, but that is fairly accurate too!!

I am so excited to be on this path!! Now that I have my certificate, it shows that I have taken the classes and I am on my way to  become a Certified Raindrop Technique Specialist (CRTS), a Licensed Spiritual Healer (LSH), a Board Certified Raindrop Specialist (BCRS), and/or a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI)!!

 In James 5:14-15 it says: “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up.

That is the essence of the therapy to me. You anoint with oils and pray over the sick.  I just love that I am learning how to be a facilitator to others. I do know that some will feel that this is just creepy voodoo or something. I honestly, the people I am learning from and the people I have practiced on are all devout strong Christians. We enter into this purely through Christ, knowing that He is the only true healer.