I read this quote from A.B. Simpson a few days ago and I can't get it out of my thoughts.
With the pain and darkness that I see in the world today I have this feeling deep inside of me that heroes are now being equipped and built into - to take a stand. That we will no longer be silent, that we will speak truth and show love that the world so desperately needs.
It is time to delve into the scriptures like never before sisters. We need to long for its knowledge, that it would hide in the depths of our hearts and become rooted and grounded so that is available for when we need it's truth.
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
Those verses found in 2 Timothy really touches a nerve. We have things that are wrong in our lives and by delving into His word it will correct us, prepare us and equip us - to be heroes!
It is not the easy road - it is the road less traveled. You will meet people along the path, some will build into you, some you will bless with your gifts and talents, some may even challenge you and your faith.
It is the most heart wrenching and rewarding journey that you will ever take.
Are you ready?
The world needs you.
You have been created for such a time as thing.
It is time.
Wellness is described as the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.
Crafting gently keeps the mind active and encourages you to try new things in a safe, low-stress environment of a project chosen for pleasure. Repetitive movements, such as crocheting, induces a relaxed state, similar to yoga or meditation. The repetitiveness helps keep the mind calm and distracts the brain from the numerous negative messages that we tell ourselves everyday.
By keeping your hands busy you reduce anxiety because you are focused on your project not your problems or perceived problems. (Most problems are a result of your thoughts not facts, but that is a post for another day 😁)
Did you know that fibre crafts are shown to improve Alzheimer's disease, insomnia, depression, anorexia and was prescribed to WWI soldiers to helped with PTSD?
The colours and textures are pleasing to the senses and a finishing a project has great benefits:
To celebrate fibre crafts I have included my Nisbet Throw crochet pattern for free, just click on the button below for the pdf. I can't wait to see your finished projects, please tag #nisbetthrow so I can see them. 😀🧶
Life is a lot like fibre arts. It is a journey of twists and turns, full of life lessons, character building exercises and there is beauty watching it grow and unfold.
Last year I found myself scrolling a lot. I was checking the news all the time, wanting to keep up on the latest COVID reports. I was trolling through social media to find connections and to constantly check on everything. Completely wasting a lot of time.
Finally I got to the point where I had to stop watching the daily news reports, I had to stop listening to people who were always speaking from the negative.
I have always tried to look at situations from the positive. Focusing on the negative - always seems to bring more negative.
Less scrolling - more living
I had to consciously make a choice as to how I was going to deal with social media and my news consumption.
Here is a list of steps that I took:
Social media has it's benefits and it can be good, but when it gets in between you and the one life that you have to live, then there is a problem. I think most of us have a problem finding that balance.
This week I am asking you to take a little self check and see how you are doing. Click below for a checklist that I created.
Have you read Flooded? What are your thoughts?
Mirah Shave Oil
I haven't shaved my legs in years - why? Because it hurt. I would get a rash and ingrown hairs all the time. I used nair lotions but that would cause the results. I thought my only option was laser hair removal, but I could never afford that. So my life consisted of pants and long skirts.
Since I was trying out various Young Living products I thought I would add this to my order one month. I was worried about spending money on another product that would just cause me pain. I have been using this oil and shaving my legs regularly for a month now and I have no pain, hair free legs and I have been wearing capris and shorts!!!! My legs haven't seen the sun in years! I am so glad that I have this a try!
Mirah™ Shave Oil is formulated with a rich blend of essential oils, emollients, and botanical ingredients for a luxuriously close shave. Exotic baobab, meadowfoam, and avocado oils work together with our exclusive Mirah essential oil blend to reduce razor drag, bumps, and nicks.
While visiting a friend a few years ago we were enjoying a chance to catch up with one another over a cup of tea.
At one point I looked down in my tea and noticed chunks of something in the bottom of my cup. Since I wasn't sure what my friend had put in my tea I had to figure this out.
She told me that she always cuts up pieces of ginger and puts it in her tea. It just stays in the bottom of the tea and adds great health value.
I have started to this daily as well. But I wasn't sure what the health benefits were so I did a little research - I just had to share what I learned.
Next time you are in the produce section at your local grocery store add some ginger root to your cart. There are many ways that you can add it to your diet, and the wellness benefits are worth it!
And check out my new favourite wellness tea - Living Apothecary!