DIY Warming Hand and Foot Rub

DIY Warming Hand and Foot Rub

Just listened to the weatherman predict record lows for our New Year’s Eve. Like, cold, cold. Like 20 below 0 cold with a windchill of -35!! That’s reeeeaaallly cold for this California transplant. And it’s cold for the Midwest, for sure. Anyway, I’m preparing to batten down the hatches and thinking about not going aaaaanywhere…

God With Us: A Meditation on the Nearness of Christ

God With Us: A Meditation on the Nearness of Christ

She sat in the dimly lit room, holding a frail, almost lifeless hand. The very hand that had cradled her as a baby. The hand that had fed her, bathed her, brushed and braided her hair, soothed away sorrows and stings. The hand that she had held when she walked to school, to church, to…

Frankincense: 10 Ways to Use this Majestic Oil

Frankincense: 10 Ways to Use this Majestic Oil

Frankincense is one of the most beautiful oils on the planet. Called the “King of Oils,” it’s a rare and precious oil that has been used for thousands of years! It’s most renowned for its use in religious practices and meditations, and is found throughout history. The Bible talks about Frankincense at least 17 times,…

How to Make Black Elderberry Lemon Syrup

How to Make Black Elderberry Lemon Syrup

Elderberry has become one of my very favorite plants on the planet. It’s not particularly pretty or anything, but the health benefits we’ve gotten from it are enormous! What is elderberry? Also known as Sambucus Nigra and Sambucus Canadensis, it’s a bushy plant that produces large clusters of white flowers in the early summer which…

Savoring the Savior: a Bible Reading Plan for December

Savoring the Savior: a Bible Reading Plan for December

I’ve been a bit of a floater in my Bible lately just because I finished up with one study and am planning to do another read through the whole Bible starting in January. That’s left me thinking about December and what I want to study/read during the month. I decided that I’d really like to…

Is Simple Living a Biblical Lifestyle?

Is Simple Living a Biblical Lifestyle?

I talk a lot about simplicity here. Obviously! But what do I mean by that term? And, especially as a Christian woman, how do I view that simplicity in light of what the Bible says? I was thinking through this the other day (I actually think about it quite a bit) and had a few…

15 Ways to Use Patchouli Essential Oil

15 Ways to Use Patchouli Essential Oil

I’ve recently fallen in love with a new essential oil. Patchouli.  The funny thing is, I always thought I hated patchouli. I’ve smelled it in many fragrances and even by itself in the cheap essential oil bottles from the store, and I just couldn’t stand it. So when my team announced we were going to…

DIY Moisturizing Face Cream with Essential Oils

DIY Moisturizing Face Cream with Essential Oils

I suffer with really dry skin in the winter. Like, reeeeeaaaaalllly dry skin. It’s awful some days! It’s chapped and red and bleeding. Lately I’ve been dealing with a lot of it on my face, which, one, looks bad, but, two, is very itchy and uncomfortable! I started using this face cream recently to help…

10 Ways to Use On Guard Essential Oil

10 Ways to Use On Guard Essential Oil

On Guard has quickly become one of my very favorite oils. As a mom of three busy little ones, I find myself using it a lot! I’m so thankful for the amazing support it gives me! What is On Guard? On Guard is doTERRA’s protective blend. It’s a beautiful blend of Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud,…

Choosing Joy: A Lifestyle of Gratitude

Choosing Joy: A Lifestyle of Gratitude

I’m all about lifestyles these days! We define how we eat as a “lifestyle.” We live a simple living lifestyle. Aaaand, of course, I live an essential oil lifestyle as well. But the past few months I’ve been disciplining myself in a new lifestyle, and it’s one that has been life-changing for me! Choosing Joy…

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