Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Faith comes by hearing & knowing the word of God. There is a lot going on now with me trying to take charge of this family's health. I have faith in God's healing for our allergies/asthma & overall well being. I know this because the Bible says he will heal all of our sickness. We will either be healed supernaturally, through something God provides for us or healed when we see His face. So in the meantime while I take heart & wait on The Lord....I pray for discernment. Discernment to know what to do for each one of us to better our health. I can't chase every good idea that comes my way. Each step much be made prayerfully. This is great great practice for doing this in every area of my life! I am often guilty of going through my day without consulting my Savior. I know that when I do this, I feel lost & silly. But the days when I'm on my game - I see God in everything & my decisions are so much easier.

Thank you Jesus for your provision in my life. You make it so much easier!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Essential Oils

My new obsession!

Background info - Ellie's lungs were damaged by a virus she had when she was 3 months old. She seems to always have allergies. Her allergies have been so bad to cause pneumonia (from all the drainage that led to infection). Then her allergies caused wheezing. This landed her on levoceterizine, nasonex & Flovent. Mama loves that she is pretty much symptom free but doesn't like the side effects of inhaled steroids. However that's the thing - symptom free. We've controlled the symptoms but done nothing to heal her. I keep praying for my eyes to be open to a breakthrough, God show me your way of healing...either heal her supernaturally or show me a God-given way.

Enter - Young Living Essential Oils

After reading a testimony from a friend who successfully treated strep with oils, I was intrigued. One informational class later & I was in!

I received my starter kit that came with 11 oils. I had already taken Ellie off of her Flovent (holy spirit led) & began using frankincense on her to decrease the inflammation that might be in her airway. She was/is still on her allergy meds. I'm using the oils to help with her seasonal (year round) allergies & will hopefully be able to take her off those meds too. My thoughts, if she's controlled with her allergies, she won't have inflammation & wheezing. All of this was the knowledge I had been praying for. An answered prayer!!!

I now find myself surrounded by people who love the Lord & love oils. YL is a company with Christian foundations. "Our modern world had only begun the discovery of the power of God's healing oils - something that the ancient world knew well. Their time was one without laboratories, manufacturing facilities, high technology & equipment or chemicals. The earth and it's healing gifts were the ancient worlds medicine. Modern medicine is certainly not without it's miracles. Millions of lives have been saved in crisis and malfunctions of the body. But the way to live with strength and vitality without pain and disease lies in what God has created, not why man has altered." I think this is very well stated. I'm a nurse. I see miracles every day with the use of modern medicine. But I still see the credibility of using the things that God has given us; His earth, His plants who can produce healing oils, His way. Bottom line - my approach is to pray. Lord, what would YOU have me do with this? It's day by day for sure. Ellie was on Flovent & then my gut said no more. The Holy Spirit said no more. And then an answer/alternative was provided. Thank you Jesus for your provision in Ellie's life!

To be continued...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday Ellie!

You are 3!!! I can't believe it! You are getting so big & blossoming into your own little person :) You love dress up, Nick Jr, gum, lipgloss, broccoli, raspberries, baby dolls, tricycle rides, baths, nail polish, playing in sand, treats for #2, soap, cleaning, organizing, dollhouses, & crowns.

This morning jj brought you candles & donuts. Annnnnnd a Cinderella dress up dress! You & BFF Hayden got your nails painted at Girlie Girl & you had a pazookie for your bday cake!

We love you to pieces "sister sue."

jj - ill have to upload your pics from the computer ;)