One of my favorite things to do since moving to Kentucky is just drive around and look at all the simple country homes with all the livestock and agricultural. There’s a peace a tranquility in it, when you have known city life for a good part of your years. Today was the first day of Winter, and Western KY brought a whopping low temperature of 55 degrees with beautiful sunshine. As all the leaves are now curled up on the ground, and the fields are barren and empty… it still lends a sense a sense of hope in Gods beautiful country. On our way home this evening we caught one of KY’s rich gems nearly in our backyard. ( See Photo above) Even though time has took its toll on it, Imagine how that home could speak if it were alive today. Happy First Day of Winter Everyone! May Lord Bless you wherever you are!
My husband and I’s sixth anniversary was this weekend. It ended up being a fairly low key one as we are both battling illness, but we did manage to sneak away for dinner and reflect at least as couples should in the things that make us who we are together. It’s interesting because we talked not only on all the things we had overcome through the years, but even in this last one. Sometimes things become such big mountains to us, we often forget all the good that has passed. Furthermore if we’re not careful, it even lets us grow distant too… as a couple … when it should bring us near… Unfortunately, this is replicated in our relationship with God … the hard times bring discouragement, hurt, while all the time he wants to wrap his loving arms around us. We have so much wonderful, amazing things to be thankful for! I hope your finding this love and peace of God, family, and friends the Holiday Season ! Lord Bless You!
I love the apply a couple of drops of Comforting Blend over my heart at night during times when I am hurt, sad, or grieving or just need a little feeling of comfort during my nightly meditations.
So what happens when life throws you blow after blow you ask? Everyone has lots of opinions, but until you’ve been there it’s hard to completely understand. I myself have been very blessed, but my own life it seems has one thing after another… and I know many of you share the same stories. As a Christian, sometimes those trials are often put in the spot light even more… because as Jobs friend and family everyone had a Word on how things should be handled. My word today is not one of complete spiritual nature, but of one of survival. Sometimes we are even discouraged and throw what we do know to the wayside, and I’m not condoning that by any means…. I’m just being realistic… There is real heavy duty battles going on out there and we are in the last days. In Ephesians 6:13 it says when you have done all you know to do stand! That means not trying to impress your neighbor or anyone else but to get your battle armor on to defend yourself. Often times when we’re discouraged battles are lost, or we neglect to pick up a piece of armor. I’ve been to this place to many times to count….. but we can’t beat ourselves up about it. We need to move on and just take what is in front of us one day at a time. I often think think that is why the Lord told us not to worry about yesterday or tomorrow… not just because it IS in his hands…. but he knew the world would get harder. If your hurting do what you can do, reach out to your church and others, and Standing will get easier by & by! Lord Bless you All!
The Grounding Blend is one of my favorite essential oil blends to create balance in my life in the midst of chaos …it’s ingredients are Spruce, Ho Wood, Blue Tansy, Chamomile, Frankincense, & Coconut Oil
One of my favorite little disorganized spots in our in our home is my plant window. I found the most beautiful vintage chaise lounge at a rummage sale, and I can gaze out into the farm fields while taking a gander at the sweetness of my houseplants. I don’t pretend to know a lot when it comes to plants, in fact I’m sad to say they often meet their demise. However, I did learn a few things when working among a lot of experts for many years at a large garden center in Puyallup, WA and through my own trial and error. Here is what I can tell you about our holiday friend!
1. Christmas Cacti like to be potbound, and when you do repot don’t do it while the plant is blooming.
2. Christmas Cacti like a spot with good sunlight, but preferably not direct. Don’t put in places they will get colder than 50 degrees. They like to be in the dark for more than 12 hours.
3. Although they are called a cactus, their soil temps don’t require to much warmth… maybe why they bloom at cooler times?
4. Keep plant moister during blooming, but don’t over water – some misting May be helpful
5. Finally, if cared for well I’ve heard these plants can live for decades …. I’ll keep you updated!
“I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.” Isaiah 41:18-20 KJV