Don’t Live In Fear

We are still working our way through the book FerVent by Priscilla Shirer. We tackled Strategy Six yesterday. When you allow God to work in your life, and you listen to Him, you really see where you are struggling. It isn’t because He is condemning you, it is because He is helping correct and guide.

Hello Ladies,

What a wonderful discussion yesterday about our fears. We finished up Strategy 6 in FerVent, Your Fears.

I hope that all of us walked away with some sort of confirmation, some sort of assurance, some sort of strategy on what your fears are doing to you, for you, and mainly that God is always there ready and willing to fight the devil with us! I loved what was said, “Don’t tell God how big your mountain is, tell your mountain how big your God is!”

Last night as I was laying in bed all I could hear was, “The only thing to fear is fear itself.” from FDR’s speech. So I decided to look up the whole line he speaks, “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” FDR believed in God. As a matter of fact he talks about Him in his speech many times.

If we focus on our fears, we are worrying, we have anxiety, we go backwards instead of forward. If we start to have a fear over anything, we should be going to prayer because if you have time to worry and fear, you are not taking time to pray. When we take time to pray, we draw near to God, we are developing our relationship with Him, we are able to hear Him, feel Him, understand Him and we know that He would not want us to be fearful.

He is the same yesterday and today and tomorrow. We change, His word never changes. We change, His love never changes. We change, we move, we are the one who are crippled and we have no reason to be. No matter what the devil throws at us, no matter what he sends to visit us, no matter what the devil orchestras in your life and around you ~ We have the most amazing Winner on our side.

Remember our battle has already been won. We are going to have struggles here. We are going to have victories here. We are going to have tears, laughter, joys and heartaches. With all of this being known, we do not need to focus on our past or on our future because our battle has already been won. We need to focus on today, right where God is with us, here, today.

There are many things in my life that I have had some fear about, that I have either not done because of fear (at the time I would not have said it was fear holding me back) or it has taken me much longer to do. Let me tell you about what God smacked me over the head with this past week:

About a year ago we started praying as a congregation for a lady whose name is Amy Starr. I felt a crazy urge to reach out to her, to send her a card, offer my help, anything to let her know she was loved and cared about. I finally reached out to Beth for her address on 3/21/16. Crazy thing, her children go to the same school as Bella and she lives right down the road from me. Fast forward to 3/19/17 and we are sitting in church watch a video with Amy and my heart sank. I have 15 cards in my house that I have never sent to her. Better yet, March 11th while at Bella’s soccer tournament a woman came up to me who has a daughter on Bella’s team this year (started in August) and says to me, “You go to New Community right? So do we!” Guess who this person is? Yup – Amy Starr! God put me in a position to reach out to her, to help her, to pray for her, to let her know whatever and I never did. She has been physically in my life since August of last year, and I had zero clue.

What are you missing out on because you are afraid? What fears are holding you back in life?

That reality above is just one of the many things in the past few years that have happened. I never thought so much of my life was lived in fear. I have been a worrier and I have done a great job tackling that, I thought. Reading this chapter though I realized how much I have missed out on. How much I have pushed off until He is hitting me on the head saying, “Why? Just do it Amy. I have you, I am here with you and I would never ask you to do something that would harm you!”

God is leading each of us to some pretty amazing things, so that His glory can shine for the rest of the world!

Don’t miss out on shining for Him! Don’t miss out on your reward when He is directing you to do something. Don’t miss out on what He wants to do with you in this life! He is a pretty awesome partner to have on this adventure in life!

Blessings to each of you! Next week we are reading Strategy 7, Your Purity. I can’t wait to have another amazing discussion with you ladies!

Amy

Do Not FearIt is so easy to live in fear and not realize is. There are many things I can look at and know that it was fear based. Things like this blog, the capsules, the oils, some writing I am supposed to be doing, and those are just the tip of my fear iceberg.

Want to know the best thing about my visual being an iceberg? Ice is something you can melt. If you know anything about icebergs you understand that the largest portion of it is actually under the water. I feel as if I have been living in fear, under the water at the largest part of my iceberg. Things are changing though and I am now on top of that berg and I am there with Christ and my hairdryer, melting it all away.

Did you know that a form of do not fear is in the Bible 365 times? So things like: fear not, do not fear, do not worry, and do not be anxious. It is pretty amazing and must me a lot for us to be able to read a verse every day of the year that is telling us not to fear.

Are you living in fear? Maybe you didn’t realize what has been crippling you has actually been fear! Step out of your comfort zone, step into His comfort zone and be an amazing light that is shining for Him! img_0049-2

 

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Spring Is In The Air

Freshen House BlendWe are spring cleaning the house and along with the cleaning of the house comes new essential oils in the diffuser.

We take time to get the stale, winter air out of the house.

We take the time to get the stale thoughts and cobwebs out of our mind.

Spring Clean Your MindWe take time to smell and enjoy a forest just waking up from the winter snow.

We take the time to smell the flowers before they have actually peaked out of the cold, frozen ground.

We clear the cobwebs from the corners of the rooms in the house. We start to clean out the garage to get all the fun toys out for the spring and summer. Warm weather means outdoor play! We are very excited about that this year. We start to pull out the warm weather clothes and start putting away the bulky winter clothes.

I know it is only the second official day of spring. I know that where I live, the likelihood that snow will still visit us is high. I know that I can’t sit out on my porch with coffee in hand in the mornings yet unless i want to be bundled up.

Still we are starting to pull out our spring time diffuser recipe blends. They wake you up. They make you feel like you can already open your windows and enjoy the fabulous spring air.

It isn’t to early to get started with enjoying spring. Maybe one of these recipes will motivate you and get you just as excited for the warm weather as we are in this house!

Do you have a favorite spring time essential oil recipe for your diffuser? Would love to hear about it in the comments below!
Spring Time ForestSpring Time Garden

Just Give Us Four Months!

Just Give Me Four Months!In February Jack lost hours at work because of the surgeries I had to have. Two of them were planned surgeries but the one in the middle was not planned and resulted in a lot of extra time being taken off. Here is the best thing of all, the income we got from this company helped supplement all but about $50 that was lost.

How amazing is that? How amazing is God that He placed this in our lives?

Even though both of us pretty much took the whole month of February off from truly working our business. Even though Jack had to take unexpected and unpaid time off from his regular day job. We still got had money put into our bank account from this company.

So this is what we are doing this month. We decided to participate in a DMO game with our team from this company (Daily Mode of Operation). We decided that since we felt like we lost all of our ground in February and lost touch with so many, we needed to kick it into gear. That is exactly what we have been doing. Truly when you are pushing yourself and changing what you are doing, you see where you are lacking and where you need to step out of your comfort zone.

That being said here we are starting week three and it hit me hard today what a blessing we have. We have transformed our lives. We want to help transform yours!

We are looking for Ten People who want to change their health!
We are looking for Ten People who want to change their health and financial life!

I Want To Inspire PeopleFor the last year I have been kicking myself for how long it took us to get going with this company. For the last year I have been hem hawing over really getting going. I have talked about it with others (because it just comes natural when something changes your life). I have written about it. Still we just didn’t pursue it the way we should have. That is changing.

We are looking for you and your family. We are looking for those who have tried everything and haven’t seen the change in their health they are hoping for. We are looking for stay at home parents, single parents, college students, teachers, doctors, nurses, anyone who wants to change their financial life and also their time. We are looking for you!

We want to help you become healthy. We want to help you improve your life. For years I looked for answers and never found them. There were a lot of moments I just wanted to give up and give in, but I didn’t. I just could not do it. I have children and a husband and I didn’t want to let them see me throw in the towel.

Thankfully there was someone who dripped on me and dripped on me and I finally gave it a chance. We want you to reach out. Ask us questions, let us help you! Just give us four months to help change your health! That isn’t a long time. In four months you are going to feel a difference. Every four months you are using it you are going to see a change.

It has changed our lives. Now we want to help you change yours.

Why Do I Need Four Months

 

What We Do Matters

Happy People Create Their FutureNo matter what you are doing in life. No matter where you have gone to school or not gone to school. No matter if you stay at home or work at home or work out of the home.

We all matter. Our choices matter. Our life is important.

I have been watching facebook a lot in the past couple of days and some of the things I have seen really make you think!

I have worked outside the home. I have worked in the home. I have been a stay at home mom. I have gone to school. I have used what I learned in school. Now I do not use what I went to college for.

It has all mattered.

Poll: how many people are currently doing what they went to school for/are trained for? And do you love it, hate it, feel neutral about it? (edit: did you go to school for it early or later in life?)

💥Why do I share this? Because MY life has been so wonderfully changed since I learned…and was OPEN to…a better way. You deserve to know it too. 💫

Here is some food for thought!!

68 Macy’s stores closing. 😳
ALL Limited and Sports Authority stores closing. 😳
108 Kmart stores closing.😳
42 Sears stores closing.😳
Things to think about…
* The largest transportation provider in the U.S. doesn’t own a single car (Uber) 🚗
* The new largest hotel company in the world doesn’t own a single hotel (Airbnb) 🏨
* Amazon just passed Wal-Mart as the nation’s biggest retailer (and, much more valuable) & they don’t own a single store 💳👌

We are fast becoming an E-Commerce society. I am so thankful that I am already a part of it!

Find a company that is BLOWING UP AND GET INVOLVED!!!! Don’t say NO to what you don’t KNOW… do your research… ask the questions… DIVE IN!!! If you are curious about one of the fastest growing companies in history, I am happy to share with you!

BUSINESS IS BOOMING in the Wellness World! 🍎🍅🍒🍊🍇🍑

Remember that little project I was working on? Well, hundreds of people eating Juice Plus+ were asked to describe it in 3 words…check out what they had to say:

  • Best insurance policy
  • Changing my future
  • Experience the plus
  • Won’t live without
  • Peace of mind
  • No more meds
  • Absolutely life changing
  • Inspiring healthy living
  • Changed my life
  • So much energy
  • One healthy momma
  • Financial freedom family
  • Amazing fantastic unbelievable
  • Energetic healthy pregnancy
  • No more allergies
  • Healthier for life
  • Clarity energy stamina
  • Bridge the gap
  • No more migraines
  • No more pain
  • Real healthy energy
  • Changed our lives
  • No more vitamins
  • Best choice ever
  • Healthy overwhelming happiness
  • No more depression
  • Quick yummy meals
  • Lowest weight ever
  • Greatest investment around
  • Total life changer
  • Never felt better
  • Healthy freedom fun
  • Saved my life
  • Energizing beyond belief
  • Can’t do without
  • Lots of confidence
  • Exciting new lifestyle
  • Changed our lives
  • Health is wealth
  • Never going back
  • Kids love it
  • Living your best
  • Life changing products
  • Just makes sense
  • Best decision ever
  • One simple change

The power of fruits, vegetables, and berries!!!

~ Nancy J. Kroupa

 Loving people where they are as others have done that for me over and over again.
 Give What You've GotIt is so important to respect people. To respect their choices. It is their life. It is their choice. All you should do is love them where they are with those choices. It does not mean stand by and watch them make bad choices that are hurtful or harmful, I am talking less extreme things here.
That is what I am doing these days. I am providing information for those who are looking. I am saying it isn’t a problem if they are not interested. I am talking with them if they want to. I am honoring everyone right where they are.
I hope, that if you have an at home business or brick and motar business that you have enough honor and respect for those who come in to allow them to make their own choices.

If your friend sells Essential Oils, try it!
If your friend sells Lip Sense, try it!
If your friend sells Plexus, try it!
If your friend sells Rodan + Fields, try it!
If your friend sells Premiere Jewelry, try it!
If your friend sells Pampered Chef, try it!
If your friend sells LuLa Roe, try it!
If your friend sells on an Etsy shop, buy it!

If your friend sells whole food nutrition, buy it!

So, the next time you are walking into a Yankee candle, think about your friend who sells Scentsy & how they are putting children through college.

Next time you walk into Sephora, think about that Younique rep who has an 8 month old & is trying to buy a house.

When you shop at a William Sonoma, think about your friend who sells Pampered Chef & how they are working a 2nd job to pay the bills & build a legacy for their kids.

The next time you go into a whole food store or health store to buy a supplement or protein shake, think about your friend who sells Juice Plus+ and how they are working to help others gain health and nutrition to get out of debt and create a healthly life for her family.

At the end of the day, we’re just a bunch of people, trying to build a better life for our family, and reach for our dreams by growing a perfectly respectable business with a business model that’s been around for over a hundred years. 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

I’m so very thankful for those who are helping to make my (home based) business a success, and sending referrals to help it grow. Seriously, THANK YOU 💕! I wouldn’t own this business, if I didn’t whole heartedly believe in the products and what the business model can do for individuals and families. It’s opening doors that I’ve always dreamed about.

Our family is working on changing our life with what we do best. Jack works out of theLove People Where They Are home and works two home based businesses. I am a stay at home mom who helps my husband work two home based businsses. I volunteer on Friday nights at our church and my kiddos are watching and helping now as well.

We are working hard to get out of debt, to get healthly, to own our lives, to provide for our children and ourselves. We are making life changes, simple changes, small changes that take time and effort.

No matter what you are doing. No matter how you are doing it. It all matters. Take some time to be nice to others who are working just as hard for their life as you are for your life. No matter the path they are taking to get there, they feel it is the current path they are supposed to be on.

Maybe they know there is more and they are looking. Don’t shoot them down, don’t dismiss their dreams, their hopes, their wishes. Support people where they are are, love them where they are at because what they are doing matters.

Don't let 1 person stop your dream

Children’s Health Study

Juice Plus Children's Health StudyWe started just over a year ago on our capsules and chews. One of the main things I wanted to do was to help my children. They were very much like their dad. While we attempted to eat healthy, if given a choice (or with daddy) they would pick pizza rolls, pizza, mac n cheese, chicken nuggets and hot dogs.

We did not have a lot of variety in the house unless mom went shopping! Then we added things like pineapple, apples, green beans, brussel sprouts and well you get the picture.

So one day on Facebook a friend posted about the CHS (Children’s Health Study). I was atWhat Is Juice Plus my personal breaking point and I was fed up with arguing with the kids about what they would or would not eat. I reached out to her. Found out what was really involved. Walked away and prayed on it.

Was it worth paying for two adult portions to get two free kids duos for up to four years? It wasn’t really free. The company and the rep was actually paying for it so that the children could participate. So here I was, in this huge debate about if it was worth doing.

What is the Children's Health StudyI complained on a regular basis that my children were not getting the nutrition they needed. They would take vitamins if I bought them, however it was a supplement. Plus no matter what I purchased for them, it had a warning label on it. That was a huge worry for me because my children love gummies and most vitamins come in gummy form or are like a candy. They overdose on that and I am in the ER with them.

Here was something that didn’t have a warning label on it. Here was a way to get them the nutrition they need from whole foods in the form of a gummy. They could overdose on it and I wouldn’t end up in the ER because of it. On top of all of that, for up to four years their product would be free.

What was I waiting for? Daddy to agree it was a good idea. Which he did, but it was more about me being at my breaking point than about the kiddos getting the nutrition they needed.

We are taught at such a young age that we need to eat good foods. We are what we eat. We What The Childrens Health Study Have Foundhear it all to often, and yet most of us in this world don’t get what we need from the foods we eat. Even when we are making good and healthier choices, a good portion of us supplement what is lacking from vitamins. It sounds great at the time, but if you can take a product that is from food why wouldn’t you?

Our bodies were created to use food for nutrition and energy. Our bodies were not created to break down supplements to get the nutrition you need. If we were back when our grandparents or great-grandparents lived, if we were eating farm fresh foods, eating meats we had raised and processed ourselves, very little of these things would be needed.

In 1747 surgeon James Lind realized that something in citrus fruits could prevent scurvy. In 1912 biochemist Casimir Funk came up with the term “vit-amine”. He defined it as important substances in food that are vital for life – “vita” meaning life and “amine” from nitrogen compounds found in the thiamine (vitamin B-1). Finally in 1935 vitamin C became the first vitamin to be artificially synthesized by Dr. Tadeusz Reichstein.

Why Does My Family Need Juice PlusThe interesting thing about all of that is that as you read the history of supplements, all of these people realized that it was important for them to come from foods. They knew that and believed, “Ancient cultures understood the principle that a life force within the foods of nature could maintain human health and even restore it.”

Amazing that ancient cultures knew this, understood it, used it as best as they could and then all these doctors and scientists started to look for a way to get the important nutrition out of food and create a supplement with it. Why would they do that? Why wouldn’t they work on finding a way that would keep it the same, keep the nutritional value, keep it in a form that the body can fully use?

We did join the children’s health study. It has changed things in our house. It is a slow move but when your son turns down cupcakes and fruit drink at a school party and opts for cucumbers, carrots and water you know something is working! We still are not where I would like to be at but I am so much more confident in the nutrition they are getting now versus what they were getting before!

My family still makes unhealthy choices at times. I still get upset when daddy takes them to the gas station and they come home with a slushy. Still I am happy with the progress we have had with them. They are both eating more fruits and veggies. They are both making healthier choices, even when I am not standing right there. They are more willing to try new things and even sometimes they like it!

We do have a ways to go but change does not happen instantly. Change doesn’t happenDon't Give Up On The Kiddos Future overnight. We are making small, simple changes and they do take time. I am really thankful that we have the option to improve our family’s health with real foods. We have made the choice not to use supplements if we have the option to have a nutrition label.

I could go and pick up carrots, beets, broccoli, tomatoes and try to force feed my kiddos. Instead right now we are choosing to participate in the CHS. We are choosing to pull open the pouch of orchard, garden and pull out 2 chews from each and have them eat those instead. I do not have to fight with them. I do not have to argue with them. I don’t even have to watch them, it just goes in the mouth, down the throat and I know they are getting whole food based nutrition!

We are blessed and truly thankful for this opportunity! If you would like to learn more about what is involved with the children’s health study please contact us!

 

 

April the Giraffe (Tres)

Both of my dates were wrong. Jacks date was wrong. Now we just wait. She is getting closer though. The last few updates have been that her body is changing and it’s all indicating the pregnancy is coming to an end. 

I have been watching this girl for 21 days now. I am still lacking in sleep because I don’t want to miss it! I am super excited for the baby to get here. I feel like an over excited grandma or aunt waiting!

Don’t forget all links to her can be found here or here!

Here are some photos from the last few days. 

We are all watching and ready! Anytime mama, anytime!

Happy One Year Anniversary

Happy One Year Anniversary!We made our choice over a year ago to add the daily fruit, veggies and berries. Today however marks the year mark of when we actually started to take it. One year ago we woke up, took the capsules and chews for the first time and haven’t looked back.

This daily activity has changed our lives in ways we can’t even explain. I look back and I truly can’t believe a year has passed since we started this. How is it possible a year has passed? I really don’t know where the past year has gone.

So many things have changed for us. My skin on my face isn’t in pain, red, swollen or full of pustules. The swelling in my joints have reduced (I can get my wedding rings on and off my finger!). My favorite husband isn’t on allergy medications anymore. My favorite daughter has started to eat healthier and we have eliminated her allergy meds. My favorite youngest son has eaten GREEN foods out of 12 Months On Fruit, Veggy and Berry Capsulesthe garden and LOVED it! He hasn’t needed his lactulose, his iron levels have risen to just about normal levels (1 point away) and he asks to take them daily.

My favorite thing over the last year has been the reduction in illness time and the reduction of symptoms when we do have an illness. It has been amazing to see such a difference, in all of us. When the flu was going around, we all got some form of it, but it was short lived and so nice. When the flu came around again, we missed it. Colds have been missed or quickly gone.

This is so different than what my life and my families life had been prior to that. We would get into September and we were pretty much sick until April and then allergies kicked in. We were a miserable and avoided household! It wasn’t much fun.

Here we are now, one year in! We still have room for improvement. We still have a ways to go for health. It has been one of the best things that has happened to this family. Who would have thought that flooding the body with fruits, veggies and berries would make such a difference in this household?!

I wish I could convey well enough what this has done for us. I wish I could convince each of you what these capsules could do for you and your family. I wish I would have started them a long time ago (took me eight years to jump on board). But wishing gets you nowhere, just have to accept I have been blessed enough to have had it for the past twelve months now!

Time has truly flown by for us. Not only has it changed our health, it has changed our financial health. It isn’t anything I really ever expected to happen. I am an introvert. I am not an outgoing person who can reach out to strangers in a line and tell them about how amazing this stuff is.

Tower Garden GrowthI had done every kind of home based business out there and I was not looking forward to doing another. I signed up with Jack because he wanted the money back each month. We were already getting a discount with our essential oils, he just saw it as a wise choice to get money back from this. He of course, was correct!

Another part of this great company that does the fruit, veggie and berry capsules & chews is the indoor/outdoor vertical aeroponic growing system. We are going to be getting the tower garden here soon. Do you know how exciting it is to be able to grow our own veggies year round? I mean I live in Michigan and it isn’t like I can just put a greenhouse up and make it work. We do not get enough sun here year round to make one work. I do not want to be outside in the winter weeding (I don’t want to do it in the summer either) while it is freezing outside. I also do not want to be outside in the winter harvesting what I grow (if I could grow anything in the winter here).

I am beyond happy with an indoor/outdoor, weedless, soilless, vertical growing system! When was your food picked?How could you not be excited about having lettuce, cucumbers, brussel sprouts and whatever else my heart desires all year round?

We have changed our life over the last twelve months. We have added the fruit, veggie, and berry capsules. We have increased our movements/exercise. We have been making healthier choices with food as a family. We have been doing more as a family. Overall it has been a fabulous twelve months.

All I can say for sure is that, if you know you need to make a change in your life, this is a
really simple first step to take. Adding a capsule that floods your body with whole food nutrition is really simple to do! In all seriousness anyone can do this. It is a bit different from getting fruits and veggies from the store, because it is in a capsule. Not only that but you also are not 100% certain when the food in the store was actually harvested. I can say for certain though it was prior to it developing all of the nutrition that you really need. If they waited until it was prime for the picking for nutrition, by the time it got to the store, it would be overripe and unsellable.

Have you ever really thought about that? Pretty sad when you think about it! You think that by picking fruits and veggies instead of processed food you are getting the nutrition you actually need, but you are not. It is a better choice to pick fruits and veggies, at the same time, your nutrition is lacking. Very sad.

When was the lettuce picked that you purchased at your grocery store? Take a guess! Answer is here.

Are you looking for a change in your health and wellness? Are you looking for a change in your life financially? Autoimmune issues? Illness issues? Allergies driving you nuts?

So many things are worse in this day and age because we are not getting the nutrition our bodies really need. Here is a really simple change you can make. What is it going to hurt to try capsules for four months that could change your life?

Have you used them before? Tell me what they did for you? I would love to hear from you!

What have these capsules done for you? Shhhh don't say what they are!

 

 

 

Young Living Stress Away Roller Giveaway

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