Laundry Soap

My friend asked Eryn Jones, if she could share her original fb post, and I wanted to pass it along too! It’s BRILLIANT! Thank you for your willingness to share your knowledge and fabulous math and comparison skills!

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“A friend shared this yesterday, and I love how she simplified it. Most of us are totally unaware of the toxins that surround us and soak into our skin each day. Laundry detergent is just one change you can make to move toward a less toxic lifestyle. Baby Steps.

[At the Young Living Convention last week, they announced our brand new, natural laundry soap.] “Many of you have may thought about getting the Thieves Laundry Soap after you saw it roll out. Then you went and looked up the price and may have thought that the price-tag was a bit much. So I decided to do a price comparison and found that the Thieves Laundry soap did come out to around 10 cents more a load compared to many of the typical “Natural” Laundry detergents that I buy.

So then I looked up my Seventh Generation Laundry soap on http://www.ewg.org/skindeep (plug your detergent/make-up/personal care items in!) and found out it got a D rating (lowest is F!). Many laundry detergents, even natural ones, have fillers and chemicals that have been shown to be toxic to our bodies and when we wash with these chemicals they can seep into our skin.

So what about Thieves? I knew with the newness that it wouldn’t have made it to the EWGs Skin Deep List yet, but you can look up all the ingredients individually and each one got a rating of 0-2 (10 is highest and most toxic), with most being a 0 or a 1!!! So then I realized that this is probably the cleanest Liquid Laundry soap out there and also as you can see by the pic, is less environmental waste for the same amount of loads (if you care about that kind of thing ).

Worth the extra 10 cents a load to me. And check out the “Think Dirty” app for iPhones and the Skin Deep app for other smart phones to scan your products in your home! You may be surprised by what you find!”

 

Morning Friend!

Good-Morning-Coffee-PinkToday is: Wednesday August 26

 

Outside is: Cloudy, muggy and there is no air movement. Ugh. Nasty weather!

 

I can smell:My delicious coffee!! It wakes me up and puts me in a better mood!!

 

In the oven for dinner: I have chicken on the menu for dinner tonight, chicken and salad. I am not loving the idea of turning on the oven for the chicken later…maybe I will have to bbq it!!

 

What I have been thinking about: Repeal SB277. I think it is a stupid law that the even more stupid Jerry Brown passed ON HIS OWN. I think it is just another step in the direction of socialism that I also do not support. I am my child’s parent not the government. I am the one who buys them clothes, cooks them dinner, educates them, keeps them safe, teaches them to be good citizens, NOT THE GOVERNMENT. When was the last time they stopped by and asked what my son’s favorite color was or how could they help him achieve his life goals faster? They have no business telling me or any other good parent, how to parent or go to jail when I have done nothing wrong to begin with. This is just their way of making parents breeders and them taking our kids and turning them into unthinking zombies to do menial tasks without question. People who question are a threat. So since I question what is in these mandatory vaccinations I have become a threat. I oppose aborted fetal tissue and metals getting pumped into my children because the government gets kickbacks when my children get a vaccination. I oppose it because GROSS that is so WRONG!!!

What about this idea.

To all my friends who are tired of hearing me talk about vaccines.

If you all sign the referendum to preserve parental choice and put this issue up for a public vote, I’ll quit posting about this. 1. just wanting to delay vaccinations-will not have a choice and 2.THE MAIN REASON – health for my children to be decided by me the one who birthed them along with my trusted physician- not by the government and big pharma. I want a choice to say no to a mandatory flu shot a choice to say no the chickenpox vaccine. A choice to provide them with nutrition and supplements to heal them when they have a cold or the flu. It is a privilege to be a parent and the government is trying to take that away. My children are not a number to me like they are to the government. They are my life. I live and breathe them. I demand a right to parent them and not let the CA government begin to strip me of my parental rights.

Stepping down off soap box now.

 

The project I am working on: MOPS!! I have been to a meeting with the other Mentor Moms and we are ready to go!! I am already lifting up my new table leader, that she will be inspired by the Lord this year. May He fill her with great joy this coming year! May she be a comfort and a blessing to all the girls at our new table. God is so good. He will place just the right girls together for us and I pray that she (the new table leader)  will be filled with wisdom and grace as this new adventure awaits us. May her life be blessed as she starts this ministry season.

 

Mood today: I am feeling anxious for some reason. I do not know why. Maybe because MOPS is starting soon? Maybe because I know I am going to get backlash from the whole supporting the repeal SB277 thing? I think not. That I am passionate about.  Off to put some calming oils on!!

 

What I am reading: Secrets of Natural Healing With Food: Wellness and Body Chemistry by Nancy Appleton

 

School Stuff: Let’s see, this week we have been just trying to focus in the sweaty heat. We have to get up early and start because it is to hot by 11:30 to do more than read for pleasure, take a nap or both!! We have been having fun learning about Gideon. Random bursts of “The Sword, of The Lord and Gideon!!” can be heard throughout the day, followed by giggles. Also in biology we have been studying hydras and medusas. You guessed it. We also have random bursts of “Hail Hydra!” since we are Marvel fans.

 

Picture to share: Someone is looking really patriotic!!

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Sunglasses: Littlesunshineshades.com

Hair accessory: @glchicshop at etsy

Quote for a Monday Morning

Thank God for the battle verses in the Bible.

We go into the unknown everyday of our lives,

and especially Monday morning.

For the week is sure to be a battlefield,

outwardly and inwardly in the unseen life of the Spirit,

which is often by far the sternest battlefield for souls.

Either way, The Lord your God goes before you.

He shall fight for you!

-Amy Carmichael

More Healthy Info for my Oily Lovelies

Chromium is a mineral that humans require in TRACE amounts. Chromium is known to enhance the action of insulin and also appears to be directly involved in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. Chromium stores in the body may be reduced under several conditions. Infection, acute exercise, pregnancy and lactation, and stressful states (such as physical trauma) increase chromium losses and can lead to deficiencies. Chromium deficiency impairs the body’s ability to use glucose to meet its energy needs and raises insulin requirements. Eating a variety of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, meats, and milk and milk products should provide sufficient chromium. According to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, “Nutrient needs should be met primarily through consuming foods. Foods provide an array of nutrients and other compounds that may have beneficial effects on health.” It is naturally found in broccoli, yeast and mushrooms too!
We do not need to add Chromium to our healthy diets!! Just eat more healthy food!!

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Have a blessed day my Oily Lovelies!!

Important Information for my Oily Lovelies

Fresh appetizing apple and brightly colored dumbbells tied with a measuring tape. Slight reflection, white background, focus on the apple

Fresh appetizing apple and brightly colored dumbbells tied with a measuring tape. Slight reflection, white background, focus on the apple

WARNING!! PLEASE READ AND SHARE INFORMATION WITH YOUR FRIENDS: Be careful of anything with dimethylamylamine added to it. Please, It had been banned from Amazon. No products can be sold there that include dimethylamylamine. This is an additive in some “diet” products that are becoming very popular. It can be very dangerous to people with known hypertension! There are voluntary reports from health care providers and consumers linking dimethylamylamine use to seizures, arrhythmias, heart attacks, strokes, panic attacks, and deaths(2 soldiers), along with exacerbation of psychiatric conditions. There is no cause and effect relationship-only an association at this time.
These are NOT effects seen right away. They are EXACTLY LIKE STREET DRUGS, addictive to your body!! Your body thinks it feels good but is doing damage to your internal organs!! NO DIET IS WORTH DYING FOR!!
Here is what Web MD says about dimethylamylamine:
Dimethylamylamine is a drug made synthetically in a laboratory. It was originally used as a nasal decongestant. Today, dimethylamylamine is sold as a dietary supplement used for attention deficit-hyperactive disorder (ADHD), weight loss, improving athletic performance, and body building.

Some products claim that dimethylamylamine naturally comes from rose geranium oil. Supplements that contain this ingredient sometimes list rose geranium, geranium oil, or geranium stems on the label. However, laboratory analysis shows that this drug probably does not come from this natural source. It is thought that these manufacturers have artificially added this drug to the supplement rather than obtaining it from a natural source. Dimethylamylamine is considered a drug in Canada is not permitted in dietary supplements or natural health products.
Many athletes take dimethylamylamine to improve performance. However, dimethylamylamine was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited substances list for 2010. Therefore, competitive athletes should avoid taking it.
Due to safety concerns, dimethylamylamine has been temporarily removed from military stores in the US. It has also been banned in New Zealand. Its use has been linked to several reports of serious, life-threatening side effects.
How does it work?
Dimethylamylamine is thought to have stimulant effects similar to decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and others. Some promoters say that it is a safer alternative to ephedrine. However, there is no scientific information to back up this claim.
BE SAFE MY FRIENDS!! Please do not use chemicals for quick physical changes! Diet and physical excercize are the best way to go! It takes a while to get fluffy and it will take a while to get ripped. Take a walk instead of a pill. You will never regret that choice.

 

PS Oh it can cause you to pop positive on a drug test too! Who wants to loose their job over a diet product?

What is Your Statement of Faith? Here is Our Family’s.

Statement of Faith
A Statement of Faith is a written declaration of  position on matters that pertain to the essentials of historical Christianity. 

We believe that the Bible is inspired by God in its entirety, and is without error in the original autographs, a complete and final written revelation from God. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:21)

We believe that there is only one God, who is eternal and immutable, and manifests Himself in three distinct Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30)

We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah (John 1:36-42), born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:34-35), totally without sin (Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 7:26), God in human flesh (John 1:1 & 14, John 20:28) the One Who died on the cross for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9), was buried (John 19:40-42), rose again from the dead on the third day (John 2:19), and ascended to the right hand of the Father in heaven, where He now intercedes for us who believe in Him. (Mark 16:19, Acts 7:56, 1 Timothy 2:5)

We believe that Jesus Christ is going to return in the clouds for His church before the tribulation that is coming upon the whole earth (1 Thessalonians 4:16), and that He will return with His saints and all His holy angels to the earth at the end of the tribulation, and set up His kingdom on earth, ruling and reigning forever and ever. (Matthew 24:30, Revelation 19:13)

We believe that all humanity is lost and born with a sinful nature, and can only be saved by a personal faith in the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and not by any human merit or performance. (John 3:16-19, John 5:24, Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5)

We believe in a real/literal devil, called Satan, who, along with all his fallen angels, demons, and evil spirits, are destined to spend eternity in hell, and now seek to deceive the world, defeat the believers, and destroy the work of God, but can be resisted by believers, who are protected by God, the Holy Spirit and the intercession of Jesus Christ our Lord. (Genesis 3:1, Job 1:6-12, Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 22:31-32, 1 John 4:4, Revelation 20:10)

We believe that heaven is a real place where the saved will dwell forever, and that hell is a literal place of torment where unbelievers will suffer forever. (John 14:1-3, Revelation 20:11-15, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 22:5)

We believe that genuine believers are born again by the Holy Spirit of God, and are indwelt, baptized into the body of Christ, the true church, and sealed by the Holy Spirit, and thus, unable to be separated from the love of Jesus Christ. (John 3:1-6, Acts 1:4-5, Romans 8:35-39, Ephesians 1:13-14)

We believe that all believers need to be filled and empowered by the Holy Spirit to live a godly life and to be bold in our witness for the Lord. (Romans 8:13-14, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 5:18)

We believe in the spiritual unity of all genuine believers in the Lord Jesus Christ which is manifested by the spiritual gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit’s presence through His love. (I Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 4:8-12)

We believe that the nation of Israel has a special place in God’s plan, and that all of the promises of God to Israel will be fulfilled both now and in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in His millennium. (Genesis 12:3, Psalm 122:1)

We believe the human race was created as male and female by a direct act of God to fully reveal His image. (Genesis 1:26-28)

We believe marriage is a sacred covenantal union between a man and a woman that limits sexual relations to monogamous, heterosexual marriage. (Genesis 2:24)

We believe that the solemnizing of a marriage is a sacred and profound event that shall be entered into only where the proposed covenantal union is in compliance with the Word of God. (Genesis 4:1)

We believe that the solemnizing of a marriage between men and women of the same sex is contrary to the Word of God and is a sin before God. (Romans 1:21-27)

My Moments with God Today

God pursues us

We have all had those times.

You know them.

When you just feel, that you are just not there with God. I am not saying you are not praying or attending church or whatever. It is just a time when you feel less connected.

Those times ( it always takes me a while to realize that I am there) strangely enough, seem to be the times I am actually getting ready to really surround myself with Jesus. Weird right? It seems for myself at least, once I realize I am becoming less connected spiritually to my Creator, that I then spend so much time trying to refocus myself that I end up closer to Him than before I fell short. I do enjoy reigniting that passion of diving into The Word and craving every moment with Him, acknowledging every little blessing He bestows on my unworthy heart!

I have learned that the attacks or trials from the enemy can be joyous! Yes, he can make me feel low, ugly, fat, unlovable, unneeded and more. My God is bigger than that! He can turn all that into good things! Maybe I am fat? I am blessed that God has provided me with enough food to get chubby. Maybe I am ugly? Good! Then I will not be vain. Maybe I am unlovable in man’s world? My God loves me and that is enough. See what I mean? There is joy in every evil and hurtful thing the enemy throws my way. God is so much bigger than any dehumanizing thing evil has in its resources. God’s love puts things into the proper perspective. We run from Him feeling unworthy. He is there wanting us in our imperfection. He sent His perfect Son to die for our unworthy, unneeded, unlovable selves so that we could be with Him! Physical proof that we are wanted by the ultimate power!! He wants us!! As insignificant, unintelligent, undesirable and nonessential as we are, HE WANTS US!!

I am also a firm believer that when you are under attack from the enemy, as dark as it may seem, there is still light. There is someone I know who is under such a huge cloud right now. She is a young mother, pregnant mother, who is looking at not being on this earth much longer. The enemy throws such hurtful things at her.  Painful thoughts of who will raise her children? How will her husband handle this? How will her children not hold this against God? Will she get to hold in her arms this new life she has in her womb? This woman in question inspires me. Yes, she is under constant attack of “Why Me?” yet she still looks to the Lord and calls His plan good! She knows it will all be for His glory no matter what happens here on earth. She yearns to stay and watch her children grow with her husband, yet if it is God’s plan for her to come home to Him she is okay with that too. She is positive that God does what is right for the bigger picture. So she will not worry. She is okay with being confined to her home right now. She is soaking up every minute with her beautiful littles just loving them. She is happy she can share with them how incredible our Creator is everyday! She is delighting in the time she has cuddling up with her husband just watching tv. How amazing is that?! She is thankful for every moment that many of us take for granted. She found joy in her trial. She is sharing that joy too!  Such a beautiful soul she has.

On your journey through life today, if you are far from God or closer than you have ever been, let Him embrace you.

You are worthy, needed, special, wanted, beautiful, loved, necessary, important, amazing, wonderful , cherished, treasured, appreciated and so much more. Do not let anything take that joyful knowledge away from you. God loves you.

Thank you God.

Thank you for loving me.