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Showing posts from May, 2012

Flu, Flu Go Away

The stomach flu is making its rounds in my house.  First my 13yo emptied his stomach 8 times (he counted) last Weds. I didn't have my thinking cap on for him and just had him rest for a day and gave him fluids. Praise God, it resolved itself by the next day. 

Then last night my 15yo got it. My husband had the awesome to give him some ginger and honey water to sip. This seemed to help because he only had two instances of vomiting and hasn't had anything further.

The next morning my husband joined the party and I thought, "Oh dear, this means I'll be next!" lol :)

I quickly changed all the bedding and set to washing them (in hot water!) just to give everyone a fresh bed and get rid of any germies that might be lurking.  I also did a quick-clean of my whole house, disinfecting and cleaning all the toilets, sweeping & mopping bathroom floors, wiping down sinks and vacuuming.  Since the house was already in pretty good order, it only took about a half hour to get …

The Proverbs 31 Wife

There are many women who are dedicated to being good wives yet still feel they could never match up to the superwoman described in Proverbs 31.

Are the goals we see described in Proverbs 31 attainable or merely set forth for our envy and discouragement?  Does God’s Word set up standards that are impossible to achieve? 

Absolutely not! :)

The same God who inspired Proverbs 31 also said:
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt. 5:48) and through Moses and Peter: “Be holy, because I am holy” (Lev. 11:44, 1 Pet. 1:16).
We can rest assured knowing that where God sets the standard, he also supplies the power to reach that standard.
That is huge so let me repeat:

Where God sets the standard  
He supplies the power to get there. I think that the desire to be a godly woman gets a bit frustrated somewhere between the loom on which this woman weaves her family’s clothes and her lamp that never goes out.

If we focus only on the many jobs this woman occupies her time with, we …

Salt Is Good

In Mark 9:50 Jesus said, Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
Modern research says that salt is bad but Jesus says "salt is good." Who do you believe?If we're talking about pure sodium chloride (table salt), then the I’d have to side with modern research because that stuff can kill you.
But Jesus was not speaking of the sodium chloride that Morton manufactures. He was referencing sea salt which is evaporated seawater loaded with good-for-you trace minerals. The highest nutrient content comes from gray Celtic sea salt - its unique nutritional makeup make it a superstar and a must have for every kitchen.

Course or Fine Ground Celtic salt comes in fine ground and course.  The course ground is less expensive and can be ground fine easily if you have a cutting board and a rolling pin. Place a handful of salt on the board, and roll over it with the rolling pin until it's a…

Fat Body, Fat House

Our bodies live in houses of brick or wood. And our souls live in houses of flesh and blood. Each of these "houses" need constant maintenance, nourishment and care and trouble arises when these are out of balance or neglected. 

Think about it:
A fat body breeds disease, arthritis and heart strain, etc.
A fat house (clutter) breeds filth, disorder and chaos, etc.

A cluttered house has...

Too much incoming             and            not enough outgoing

Likewise a fat body has...
Too much incoming           and            not enough outgoing

Body Fat &  House Clutter

For some people, getting a cluttered home in tidy order is as daunting as losing weight is for others.  And the bigger the problem the longer it takes to conquer it. 

Measurable success comes from clearly defined goals. Creating new habits

takes time. I have to remind myself that there will be hills of success and valleys of defeat on my journey to physical fitness. Knowing this ahead of time helps steel my resolve and…