With naturally delicious scents like Lime, Vanilla, Lavender, and more, it’s no surprise Stress Away™ essential oil blend is one of Young Living’s most popular products! When you catch the citrus-sweet scent, you can’t help but stop, take a deep breath, and relax—even with the unfolded laundry, to-do list, and rambunctious children who surround you.…
This Harvest study on James. Me reading James came about in the most interesting way. During a REALLY hard time I asked some friends for prayer.
@thesongbirdjoey prayed for me and sent me James 1:2 . I clung tightly to that verse and the two that follow. I decided that I was going to read the book of James.
I knew that i wanted to have guidance going through the book rather than reading the text on its own. I did some research and found a podcast series by Jen Wilkin on James. When I started listening to the podcast I couldn’t get into it because I kept getting interrupted while at work and the air conditioner there was too loud for me to hear anything on my laptop. LOL.
Meanwhile my mentor suggested this study to me as a reference point for her and I to check in weekly. I told her that I had just started reading it. We both agreed that this was a divine thing.
The genuine belief that results in salvation responds to Christ with acts of obedience and trust.
Beginning this study was a big deal for me. Among the things that were going on in my life at the time were faith issues. There were lots of questions, much confusion, and I even dabbled in some rather questionable spiritual practices. I lost my way. Looking back I can’t even believe that I was in that place. It’s not that I can’t believe that I strayed. We all do. For me it was the extent of my straying. It’s as though that wasn’t even me. I truly didn’t know who I was or what I believed anymore. Looking back at photos of myself during this time is WEIRD. It isn’t hard to tell that there was something going on. I was so empty.
Things like this happen. And know that when they do you are not a bad person because of it.
God never left. I did. Luke 15:4 Boy did he fight for me. He is faithful to complete the work he has begun. From ashes he brings forth beauty.
Call out to him because he hears you.
It’s never too late to turn back to your first love.
Here are some resources that really helped me through this time:
Harvest’s Study mentioned above
Reckless Love performed by Steffany Gretzinger
Take Courage performed by Kristene DiMarco
The Garden by Kari Jobe (The whole album is really good)
You can reach me at bobbiethemonteoils @ gmail.com (NO SPACES)
This list was taken from the Young Living website.
As you probably know, I am not a mother. I am however the oldest of seven children so I have seen my fair share of childhood in my life. This list was compiled by Young Living.
Motherhood is beautiful. From baby’s birth to first steps, first days of school and college graduation there are so many sweet moments throughout. Then there are the moments when things get real waking up every two hours for feeding, teething, and tantrums. Thankfully we have oils to support you through every step of the way.
Here are the five Essential Oils that every mama should have in her arsenal.
I love to use this oil topically. Diffusing or inhaling it directly is also great. Stress Away helps me unwind and get refocused when moments are trying or while commuting because…traffic. This blend contains Copaiba, Lime, Lavender, Cedarwood, and Vanilla. It is a sweet, woodsy, and floral scent that is both relaxing and grounding.
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most versatile + popular essential oils. We use this one daily in our household. It has a cool, tingling sensation that’s great for post-workout massages and throughout-the-day pick-me-ups.
Lavender is likely the most well-known oil around. When you think of Lavender you probably think of calming and relaxation. YES. Another oil that is used daily in our home. Adults and children alike gravitate toward Lavender. & rightly so this oil is known as the Swiss army knife of essential oils.
Peace & Calming is very popular in the Young Living world. People go crazy for this one (especially mamas of littles) and I didn’t understand why until I got my hands on my own bottle. Add it to a bath or diffuse while reading to your babes all will enjoy the calming effects of this blend. IT SMELLS AMAZING.
Thieves essential oil is another staple in our home. Its ability to tackle nearly any situation makes it a mom’s best friend. It includes oils like Lemon and Clove, which don’t just smell wonderful—they work hard to cut everyday messes too. You’ll love how easy Thieves makes it to replace conventional cleaners with naturally derived, yet powerful, solutions. Use options like Thieves Dish Soap, Thieves Household Cleaner, and Thieves Wipes or create DIY cleaners with the added strength of Thieves. You’ll feel confident your children will be safe from not just dirt and grime but harsh chemicals as well. Thieves also supports a healthy immune system. (& it smells like Christmas!!!!!!!!)
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The love that we have for those who have passed on does not die, it does not dwindle, it increases and intensifies.
Two years ago I lost my dad unexpectedly. Suicide took his life. Just thinking about it makes my heart pound.
I remember being woken up by my husband and being told the news. I wanted to be surprised, but I wasn’t. Watching my dad struggle for so long with alcoholism and mental illness foretold of an unhappy ending.
Loss is something that I am all too familiar with. I think as human beings we all are. Nothing in this world is eternal. Nothing aside from our souls.
When we lose something we realize all of the things that we loved about this thing or in my case this person. We value things more when we no longer have them.
In one sense I think our view of those things that we’ve lost can be skewed. Our minds can manipulate us into believing that things were better than they actually were. I’m guilty of this. Despite that I love and miss my dad.
My dad’s life was short lived. He passed just six days short of his 46th birthday. He had four children and was never married. He was the youngest of nine children.
Two years have flown by.
It’s still such a strange thing to consider. Often times I am stunned by the reality of my father’s absence.
Many things remind me of him. Early on after he passed I wanted to write down everything that I could remember about my dad, just so I would never forget.
When I see someone who resembles him I look to see if it’s him. It never is.
Grieving is an interesting process.
It’s taught me a lot. Literature on Trauma and Anger have shed light on many things that I had no understanding of before. Essential Oils have helped me to work through so many emotions (emotions of grief, day to day emotions, and emotions that surface due to my past). The book Releasing Emotional Patterns with Essential Oils has been such a great aid to me as I do emotional work.
My journey to a healthy life has brought me to new thoughts and information. I am enjoying the process of learning, healing, and living a healthier life.
With all of the information that I have acquired it makes me wish that I would have known of oils, emotions, and wellness sooner. Sometimes I wonder if I could have helped my dad overcome his addictions and work through his emotions.
I have so much to share about emotions and illness but that will be a whole nother blog post.
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide call 1-800-273-8255 or visit Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Sending all of my love to you dad. Happy 48th birthday.
Max and I had been wanting to get a puppy for a good while, since last year. We had been looking for a puppy, researching different breeds and checking out nearby shelters and online adoption agencies. After not finding any particular dog that we were very interested in we decided to go with a breeder. Initially I wanted to go with a breeder but the specific types of dogs that I was (and am still) interested in were extremely pricey. My breeds of choice are Welsh terriers, Wire Fox Terriers, and Goldendoodles. With these breeds out of reach due to pricing we found a Yorkshire Terrier breeder in a city not too far from ours. We went to visit the breeder’s home to see the puppies she had available. Max and I were drawn to the puppy that we ended up taking home. He was different than all of the other dogs, and he seemed a lot more calm and relaxed.
Calvin became ours on Labor Day (September 5th) 2016. Our family is now comprised of three members.
This little guy is a huge responsibility. Now I realize why parents are so hesitant to get their children pets. They are tough work. I imagine that this is similar (although I am sure not nearly as challenging) as having a real baby. He is so dependent upon us and needs a lot of attention, training, and love. Calvin brings us so much joy and also along with that joy, some annoyance. I have been humbled in the process of being a dog parent for sure. There have been times where I have been so incredibly frustrated with him only to be convicted of my own sin and reminded of my good Father’s unending grace toward me. This journey has exposed the wickedness of my heart and how easily I can deny someone else grace. One morning after being frustrated with Calvin, I realized something quite beautiful. I (as a child adopted into God’s family) did not go looking for God, or seeking adoption, yet He came for me. God chose to love me and continues to despite my mistakes and disobedience. Like myself, Calvin didn’t ask to be adopted. I went looking for him knowing that he would have to be trained. How dare I be so easily angered and frustrated. God is so kind, and so patient, and so gentle with me as I am being sanctified (in Calvin’s case I should be patient and long-suffering with him as he is being trained and as he is learning). God brings about some beautiful reminders in ordinary ways. I suppose that is what sanctification is. Being made into the image of Jesus throughout our daily lives.