💗There is no greater or more important job the Lord has entrusted with us, than that of being a parent. Sometimes we get so caught up in our “adult” struggles, we forget that our children are watching every step we make, listening every word we speak... we make deposits into the memory banks of our children every single day. What kind of deposits are you making? Parenting is hard and takes ALOT of love, patience and self awareness... but it’s worth it to take a step back and look at the big picture. We mold and shape our children. Let’s strive to fill their memory banks with feelings of love & security in our homes. The world does enough to tear down. Let’s build up a kingdom of children who spread love and kindness. 🙌 #godskingdom#memorybank#parenting#hardwork#theyarewatching#leadandtheywillfollow
❤️The Lord has been speaking to my heart in BIG ways lately. And today I want to share with those that are standing in the wilderness right now. I want you to know when God speaks a promise over your life… You will immediately have the opportunity to prove the promise in the desert. 🤔Do you think Satan would leave you alone when he knows the Lord is preparing you for something “Kingdom BIG?” 🙌If you are in the wilderness right now, I encourage you to stand firm and demonstrate the power of God in your life. Your angel is on the way!! Do not doubt in the wilderness what God has shown you in the water! Faith is believing BEFORE, what you will only understand AFTER. God will restore you and make you strong!!
What’s in your laundry detergent? 😱Lets Chat Toxic Chemicals in Detergents
☠️Fragrance: Fragrance is not regulated, many chemicals can hide behind that one word! “Smell good” doesn’t mean healthy. Companies don’t have to list those chemicals on the label because of trade protection. Hmmm...
☠️Cleaning agents (surfactants): These are included in the formula to help the product clean better. Examples include chemicals like quaternium-15 (known to release formaldehyde, a known carcinogen), diethanolamine (linked with skin and eye irritation and possibly liver problems), nonlphenol ethoxylate or NPE (toxic to nerves, irritating to skin, potential hormone disruptor, toxic to aquatic life), linear alkyl benzene sulfonates or LAS (irritating to skin and eyes and toxic to aquatic life; benzene on its own is a carcinogen), and petroleum distillates (linked to cancer and lung damage).
☠️Stabilizers: These chemicals help stabilize the formula, so that it lasts longer on the shelf. Examples include polyalkylene oxide or ethylene oxide, which are linked with eye and lung irritation, and even dermatitis.
☠️Brighteners: You’ll find these in detergents advertising their “brightening” powers. Brighter whites! Brighter colors! What’s creating all this brightness? Chemicals that actually remain on the clothes to absorb UV light and help clothes “appear” brighter. We’re talking things like naphthotriazolystilbenes (linked with developmental and reproductive effects), benzoxazolyl, diaminostilbene disulfonate, and more. Since these remain on the clothes, they are likely to come into contact with skin.
👚Our clothes are in contact with our skin ALL DAY LONG!! We sleep on sheets washed on detergent. Choose wisely. Look at those ingredient labels.
We use Thieves Laundry Soap and LOVE it!! With a plant-based formula, Thieves Laundry Soap gently and naturally washes your clothes, cleaning them without any chemical or synthetic residue. Natural enzymes and powerful essential oils add to the formula’s strength to leave your clothes fresh and clean with a light citrus scent. Thieves Laundry Soap can be used in all washers, including high-efficiency. 🙌 #nontoxicliving#yourhealthmatters
👀You need this eye serum in your life!! It firms your eyes, decreases wrinkles, and reduces bags and dark circles under your eyes. No one wants to look in the mirror and say “OMG, it looks like I haven’t slept in DAYS!” 🦄 Essential oils are magical for your skin.
- Sacred Sandalwood is very similar to Frankincense. Calming and soothing. Provides a youthful appearance to your skin. - Blue tansy is a rare botanical in the chamomile family. It has become celebrated for its use in luxury skin care products. Contains skin-cleansing and moisturizing benefits. - Geranium promotes healthy, clear, glowing skin.
- Frankincense is popular for its ability to maintain radiant skin and to smooth the look of healthy skin.
- Lemon 🍋contains antioxidants and is refreshing, cleansing, and beneficial to skin.
EYE SERUM RECIPE
2 oz dropper jar
1 oz Almond oil
1 oz Argan oil
3 drops Blue tansy or 3 drops Sacred Sandalwood
10 drops Geranium
10 drops Frankincense
5 drops Lemon - Add only for a nighttime eye serum as Lemon oil can cause sun sensitivity.
Fill 2 oz container with Almond and Argan oil.
Add in essential oils and mix.
Use ring finger to apply under eyes in am and pm.
Today was the day. He’s been counting down the days. Living in chronic pain is unbearable at times. Although many times you wouldn’t know by just looking at him. He still works... MANY hours at that. He is still physically active, volunteers at church, is still a dad and husband, does the everyday things because that’s him. He toughs it out & refuses to let this define his life.
But if you lived in our house... you would see his tired red eyes, the praying for relief, the dread of having to wear his bulletproof vest and duty belt, the constant moving of his neck, the 10 pillows he has tried, sleepless nights, a TENS unit, several different traction set ups, lots of physical therapy equipment and LOTS of oils to help him manage. You would see him cram many appointments to the chiropractor, massage therapist & to acupuncture into his busy schedule weekly.
But when your body and mind says enough is enough... you step out in faith and trust the Lord. This is the next step. He has been in chronic neck pain since 2009. Today he had surgery. We are living in the hope of the Lord, trusting He will be in the mist of today... believing He will touch and heal his body.
Jeremiah 29:11 says... For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
The Lord has BIG plans for our future... that I am sure of. #abundantlife#hopeinthelord#claimingit#completehealing#myguy#thinblueline#policewife