Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hello Pot...This is Kettle

Yep, That's me!

Why is it that I know that God has redeemed me, changed me, forgiven me; but when it comes to other people I knew back in the day, my immediate thought is "no way-there's no way they could have changed"? Why? Does anyone else do this? Or is it just me? ;)

I was hit with this thought the other day, pretty sure it was the Holy Spirit reminding me to check myself. And I must admit that I am ashamed that I have not just done this on occasion, but it happens a lot. I will see someone on Facebook, or someone will mention somebody, and I will think "Oh my goodness, so-and-so was always up to no good, they were a mess!" Hmmmm....let's check this situation....So basically, I shout it from the rooftops of what miracles God has done in my life, but I don't think that He could do the same with others? WOW! Talk about hypocritical! I have always thought of myself as someone who truly sees the good in people, which has sometimes also been a double edged sword for me. Apparently this is not always the case. Oops!

Basically, I am writing this tonight not to condemn myself, but to encourage others that may be doing the same thing (without realizing it of course) to stop and pray for that person. Pray that if God hasn't worked in their life, that He would break down any barriers they have up (probably thanks to hypocrites like me). Pray that they would get to know our sweet heavenly Father like I do. Pray that they would no longer believe the lies that they can't change, or that God couldn't possibly love them. And most of all, pray that we would all be able to stop seeing things through blurry judgemental glasses. I truly wish I could see everybody through God's glasses!

I love something our Pastor said about hypocrites this weekend, he said not hypocrites, but sinful humans. Yes, that is it for sure! Even though I am a child of God, changed forever, I am still a sinful human! And now, that I have been shown this weakness that I have, I will try harder tomorrow to change my thoughts on people that I don't even know anymore. And those that I still do know.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hippie Life

No, I'm not traveling back in the 70's, nor am I parting my hair straight down the middle. ;) But, I have decided for my family, that we are trying a more natural approach in the medicines department. As you may know, Dalton, my 10 yr old, has ADHD, along with several emotional issues. We have tried different prescription medications over the past 4 years, and while they did help him concentrate and focus at school, the side effects at home were unbearable. We never used meds on the weekends or during breaks and summer. So, after witnessing my friend's son's transformation with Essential Oils, I decided to jump on the Oil Bandwagon!

What a difference we have seen! Dalton is normally very emotional, and when he has an outburst, he is unable to calm himself. Especially with the changes we have had in our household lately, his emotions have definitely been heightened. After just a few days on a regimen of oils, he has been a different kid! One example, is normally he doesn't like his food to touch (not even a little bit). Well, one morning at the motocross races Jason ordered breakfast for the boys. Dalton ordered something called mototrash, which consisted of biscuits and gravy and scrambled eggs and cheese. However, what they did not know was that it was all mixed together! Oh-no!!! Jason calmly told Dalton before he showed him the dish, Dalton had "the look" (the one we usually see before his head spins around), and then took a breath and said "I'll try it". Tried it and loved it! Like wants me to make it at home, he loved it so much!

I truly believe this improvement is a result of the oils! I did a lot of research on my own between a few companies that carry essential oils, and finally decided on Young Living. And because I knew that I was going "all in", I signed up to become a distributor. Mainly to get the discount. Over the past two weeks, I have gone back and forth on whether or not I would actually promote and sell these oils. But, because we have seen such improvements in our house in only 2 weeks, I feel like I would be doing my friends an injustice if I didn't tell everyone about them. I have met (personally) people that have seen children with seizures become seizure free with oils, children with severe allergy and asthma issues have less issues. I just feel that maybe there is something to going back "old school" before prescriptions were written like popping a tic tac. Don't misunderstand me, I do believe that there are certain things that need prescriptions, and Essential Oils do not claim to take over medically necessary needs. But I also believe that there is something to the natural movement and getting to the root of a problem, not just treating the symptoms.

If you are interested in learning more about the oils, or would like to visit a class with me, please feel free to contact me. We can meet for coffee, or I can put you in contact with one of our fabulous women that are super knowledgeable about the oils!