Hello 2018!!

2017…

Full of good things, hard things, stretching things, and teachable moments.

I am so THANKFUL for God’s grace and patience with me through it all!!

I also want to say how happy and blessed I am, when I think of the lives I have  helped change in the past year! Customers, friends, teammates, who sent me messages of hope!! No more stabbing headaches, less sensitivity to gluten, tired moms who tell me they FEEL better and have more energy, fewer cravings, weight loss, better moods, less pain.

When I started this little business, I always said, if I can help ONE person, just one, it will be worth it!! I am excited to say it’s been a JOY to see God work, and all the growth on my team! I also hope that I have blessed someone, by caring for them in other ways, not just in the health aspect. I want to serve God, and share His love with others. In the mundane, daily moments of life.

My prayer for you, my readers, and friends, is that God will bless you BIG in 2018! 🙂

Thanks for following me here, and for all your support!!*photo credits.. Danelle’s Photography

A Thankful Heart

It’s Monday morning. The sky is overcast, and rain is in the forecast. I step into the laundry room, and see the mounds of wash. A basket of clean wash that wasn’t folded from the weekend. An overflowing basket. A laundry tub full of dirty clothes I am soaking. Dirt, toys, and shoes, strewn across  the floor.

My human nature wants to sigh, and complain. But this morning, I remember the shooting yesterday in Texas, and I can’t even feel grumpy.

I better be thankful for those wash piles. I better be thankful for that dirt.

There are so many moms wishing to be able to wash  dirty clothes, and clean up over and over again.

Why is it that I so soon forget my blessings, and put my focus on the “mess”? Fixing my eyes on Christ can be so hard sometimes. Right now, Iife feels busy and chaotic, and I catch myself going down that road of frustration too often.

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he..” Proverbs 23:7

What do you say to yourself? When we are negative, when we think in a negative way, it will come out.

Affirmations is something I am working on. It is something I need to work hard at 🙂 Too often, I think “I have to do so and so”. What if I change that to? “I get to do so and so!” Or, “I am blessed that I can do…”

Instead of saying “I am so busy!”, how about “I am thankful I have the energy to do these tasks!”

Do you see the difference? 🙂

You know, some days, I think I have got it together 🙂 Life feels good. And then other days, the devil gets his snares into my life.. That little thing turns into a Big thing.

I just want to encourage you today, that God sees and knows our hearts. He also deserves our praise and gratitude, even when we don’t feel like it.

Friends, let’s fix our eyes on Jesus! Remember, we are all walking each other Home 🙂

Cultivating a grateful heart

This week I had the privilege of attending a womens’ seminar. I really enjoyed all the topics and the good food! One of the topics really challenged me. She began with a question (and I may not have it word for word), “What if you woke up today with what you thanked God for yesterday?” Hmmm. Pretty sure I didn’t thank Him for nearly enough! 014

It’s easy to be grateful when life is going well. Not so much when it isn’t. But if we can look beyond ourselves and our circumstances, we are a blessed people! Can we be thankful for the times when things go wrong? When we are discouraged? I know I can complain too much.

Paul says in 2 Corinthians 12:10, “Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses,for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” I’m definitely gonna have to work on that 🙂

Can I be thankful for the huge, gigantic laundry pile? It means we have clothes to wear. And plenty of them!

What about that person that is driving EXTREMELY slow in front of me? At least I have a vehicle and can drive 🙂015

That cow that swats you in the face with her tail, every.single.time? She gives us milk, and that milk check is good 😉

What about that sink full of dishes? That means we had food to eat.

That dear child that knows just how to push your buttons? Maybe God is teaching you patience 🙂016

There IS a positive side to things. This list of things I thought of would seem trivial to some people. Those that are dealing with cancer, with a death, with pain every day, etc. But I believe that God blesses us when we praise Him in spite of whatever.

This is something that I need to really work on! And I’m determined to do better at having a grateful spirit!

So if you happen to hear me complaining, remind me that I should be grateful 😉018

Enjoy this chilly, fall weekend!