8 Age-Defying Reasons Why I Drink Bone Broth

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8  Age-Defying Reasons Why I Drink Bone Broth

I am convinced that bone broth alone healed me from the myriad of Lupus-like symptoms I experienced when I turned 50, 13 years ago.

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I knew for generations, untold mothers and grandmothers made much out of the little they had and that bone broth was considered a life-giving staple in many cultures. Many families kept a pot of broth simmering at the hearth to provide an easy base for soups, gravies, and stews and also a way to keep the broth fresh before refrigerators. It just made total sense to use the properly-mineralized bones from our cattle and chickens to heal myself and my family, and now making bone broth is making a comeback in many real food circles.

You’ve undoubtedly heard the old adage that chicken soup will help cure a cold, and there’s scientific support for such a statement. Why we have for the most-part forgotten about one of the best, most-healing and nourishing foods known to mankind beats me!

“Good broth will resurrect the dead.” ~old South American proverb.

I have found bone broth (also known as ‘stock’) to be the #1 thing you can consume to:

There are so many age-defying, fabulous reasons to make bone broth. Here are my top 8:

1. Super Mineral Boost

Many people in the U.S. are deficient in one or more minerals due to dietary deficiencies or poor absorption (also known as leaky gut). Our soil is so depleted in minerals that getting these trace minerals through bones is extremely important. As the bones cook in water, minerals and other nutrients leach from the bones into the water. Homemade broth is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and other trace minerals. 

Trace minerals from the bones that are easy to assimilate into our bodies (not like the problem with whole grains and nutrient-stealing phytic acid – see soaking beans and grains).

“Stock contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons–stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain.” ~Sally Fallon

2. Improves Bone Density

The calcium that leaches out of bones gently simmered into the stock is ready to be absorbed into your body and taken up by your bones. It is the perfect weapon against osteoporosis. (source) My bones are in better shape now than they have been for many years and my posture has improved, though I still work on standing correctly and keeping my shoulders back.

3. Gelatin for Joint Health

One of the incredible benefits of real bone broth (made from either organic chicken or beef) is that your finished stock will have a high amount of gelatin. When refrigerated, it should jiggle.

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By using a the vinegar soak, you can unlock the minerals and other essential components. A vinegar pre-soak before applying heat ensures that minerals will be pulled out of the bones and into the stock.  If you skip it, you must cook the stock longer before you can get the same effect. Use cold bones and soak with 2 TBSP vinegar to 1 gallon of water for chicken or 1/4 c. vinegar to one gallon for beef for an hour before you turn on the heat.

Gelatin is the cooked form of collagen, which makes up about half the protein in our bodies, so you’re truly ‘body building’ when you consume it.

The glucosamine in bone broth can actually stimulate the growth of new collagen, repair damaged joints and reduce pain and inflammation. Also, gelatin provides glycine, an amino acid that promotes healthy cartilage and ultimately aids in avoiding joint pain. Within a year, the debilitating hip problems I experienced were a thing of the past!

4. Helps Heal the Digestive Tract

Yet another benefit of bone broth, gelatin helps your system digest more efficiently. That’s likely why it’s used in GAPS and other gut-healing diets.

The intestinal lining is supposed to be permeable in order for transport of nutrients. However, this lining can become too permeable due to lifestyle factors: stress, toxins, food additives, long-term contraceptive use, as well as bacterial and fungal over-growths. Just think of poking big holes in your screens at home. Fresh air will pass through, but also the flies and mosquitoes.

Leaky gut – or gut hyper-permeability – works like this: undigested food particles slip through the gut lining and pass directly into the bloodstream. Uh oh! When this happens, the immune system overreacts and starts attacking the very foods you eat — we call these food sensitivities.

Over time, this can turn into an autoimmune issue in which your immune system thinks your own tissues look like the milk or green bean molecule it’s been fighting off for the past few years. In other words, your body starts to attack itself.

Broth contains collagen and the amino acids proline and glycine that can help heal your damaged cell walls. A bone broth fast for 3-4 days will do wonders to help repair leaky gut.

This was one of my (and my son’s) underlying problems leading to massive inflammation response, arthritic pain, gut pain, and dysfunction. When at my worst, I could not sit without flopping or stand without help, but I didn’t know why.

5. Immunity-Boosting Fat

The yellow fat from pastured chickens and grass-fed beef holds immune boosting powers that are only the tip of the iceberg in the power of a properly prepared chicken or beef stock to keep you from getting the next cold or other bug that flies through your house.

Drinking this fat in the broth will NOT make YOU fat!

6. Great Delivery System for Nourishing Sea Salt

When you drink bone broth, you can use Real SaltHimalayan Pink Salt, or Celtic Salt and replace electrolytes and over 60 trace minerals that your body needs.

7. Fights infections

Bone broth provides a rich source of minerals and amino acids that supply the body with raw materials to rebuild stronger and healthier cells. Bone broth also boosts antioxidant activity in the body. In traditional Chinese medicine bone broth is used to boost the immune system and fight infections.

8. Bone Broth Dampens Stress & Promotes Sleep

Research has shown that consuming gelatin before bed helps induce sleep because of the amino acid glycine. Glycine plays an important role in the neurotransmitters within the brain. So not only will ingesting bone broth improve sleep quality, but it will also help reduce daytime sleepiness and help improve your memory and learning behavior during waking hours. The same function may even resist cancer and tumor growth.

Bone broth/stock isn’t just good for the soul: there’s a reason that it’s prescribed by doctors and mothers alike when you’re feeling under the weather.

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Here is my recipe for nutrient-dense broth (you can use either chicken or beef bones). And below is how Dr. Joe Mercola does it. I wish all families would make broth and save money on food and medical bills.

Note: Dr. Mercola forgets to use vinegar to help break down the bones…but YOU will remember, right?! When it comes to making broth, the vinegar helps leech all those valuable minerals from the bones into the stockpot water, which is ultimately what you’ll be eating. The goal is to extract as many minerals as possible out of the bones into the broth water. Bragg’s raw apple cider vinegar is a good choice as it’s unfiltered and unpasteurized.

Where to find clean organic meats from local farmers and growers in the US, Canada, and internationally. Talk to your supermarket manager: ask for them to consider supplying certified organic meats. As demand grows, so does supply. Also check with your local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) or food co-op.

“And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be satisfied.” ~ Deuteronomy 11:15

Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only. The statements made here have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and they are not intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure or prevent any disease or injury. Don’t take my word for it…you should always engage conventional wisdom and consult with your medical professional to determine potential drug interactions and safety of use.

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The Biggest Case for God: Science Itself

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The crew of Apollo 8 were the first humans to witness Earthrise, on December 24, 1968

The Biggest Case for God: Science Itself

Posted in the Wall Street Journal on Dec. 25, 2014, is this stunning piece by Eric Metaxas, which I humbly submit to you here:

In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, there is less need for a “God” to explain the universe. Yet it turns out that the rumors of God’s death were premature. More amazing is that the relatively recent case for his existence comes from a surprising place—science itself.

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Here’s the story: The same year Time featured the now-famous headline, the astronomer Carl Sagan announced that there were two important criteria for a planet to support life: The right kind of star, and a planet the right distance from that star. Given the roughly octillion—1 followed by 27 zeros—planets in the universe, there should have been about septillion—1 followed by 24 zeros—planets capable of supporting life.

With such spectacular odds, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, a large, expensive collection of private and publicly funded projects launched in the 1960s, was sure to turn up something soon. Scientists listened with a vast radio telescopic network for signals that resembled coded intelligence and were not merely random. But as years passed, the silence from the rest of the universe was deafening. Congress defunded SETI in 1993, but the search continues with private funds. As of 2014, researchers have discovered precisely bubkis—0 followed by nothing.

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Even SETI proponents acknowledged the problem. Peter Schenkel wrote in a 2006 piece for Skeptical Inquirer magazine: “In light of new findings and insights, it seems appropriate to put excessive euphoria to rest . . . . We should quietly admit that the early estimates . . . may no longer be tenable.”

As factors continued to be discovered, the number of possible planets hit zero, and kept going. In other words, the odds turned against any planet in the universe supporting life, including this one. Probability said that even we shouldn’t be here.

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Yet here we are, not only existing, but talking about existing. What can account for it? Can every one of those many parameters have been perfect by accident? At what point is it fair to admit that science suggests that we cannot be the result of random forces? Doesn’t assuming that an intelligence created these perfect conditions require far less faith than believing that a life-sustaining Earth just happened to beat the inconceivable odds to come into being?

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determined less than one millionth of a second after the big bang. Alter any one value and the universe could not exist. For instance, if the ratio between the nuclear strong force and the electromagnetic force had been off by the tiniest fraction of the tiniest fraction—by even one part in 100,000,000,000,000,000—then no stars could have ever formed at all. Feel free to gulp.

Credit: Photo by David Morrow: Dave’s Free Star Photography Tutorial

Multiply that single parameter by all the other necessary conditions, and the odds against the universe existing are so heart-stoppingly astronomical that the notion that it all “just happened” defies common sense. It would be like tossing a coin and having it come up heads 10 quintillion times in a row. Really?

Fred Hoyle, the astronomer who coined the term “big bang,” said that his atheism was “greatly shaken” at these developments. He later wrote that “a common-sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed with the physics, as well as with chemistry and biology . . . . The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.”

Theoretical physicist Paul Davies has said that “the appearance of design is overwhelming” and Oxford professor Dr. John Lennox has said “the more we get to know about our universe, the more the hypothesis that there is a Creator . . . gains in credibility as the best explanation of why we are here.”

The greatest miracle of all time, without any close seconds, is the universe. It is the miracle of all miracles, one that ineluctably points with the combined brightness of every star to something—or Someone—beyond itself.

Correction

An earlier version understated the number of zeroes in an octillion and a septillion.

A video by Eric Metaxas of this same piece to watch together with your family (or – homeschooling Moms, watch this with your young science and physics students!)

AND from NASA: Apollo 8 astronauts read from Genesis on Christmas Eve, 1968.


“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” ~Psalm 19: 1-4

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Eric Metaxasis the author of recently published “Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life” ( Dutton Adult, 2014).

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What Does It Mean To Apply Essential Oils Neat?

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What does It Mean To Apply Essential Oils Neat?

If you apply an essential oil without a carrier oil, then you are applying it ‘neat’ –  directly on your skin without blending or diluting it. 

The Essential Oils We have Used Neat In Our Family:

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Can You Become Sensitized to an Essential Oil if Used Neat?

We’ve been taught that a few essential oils (lavender, tea tree and several others) can be applied topically to your body ‘neat’, straight from the bottle but that many, many more should NEVER be applied neat (including Thyme, Oregano, any Thieve’s blend, Cloves, Citronella, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, sometimes Peppermint, and the list goes on). These later oils give a sensation of heat or ‘hot’ on the skin as they produce a strong detox reaction. 

The undiluted application of essential oils is a highly controversial topic within the aromatherapy industry. Leading authors and educators all differ in their opinions and usually can be found in one of two camps—those who believe the undiluted application of essential oils is extremely beneficial and called for under specific circumstances and those who believe that essential oils should absolutely not be placed on the skin undiluted and that doing so is not only extremely hazardous but also unprofessional. 

Why Not To Use Any Oil Neat

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Once an individual has become sensitized to an essential oil, the reaction is usually permanent. At the very least, it takes several years before the oil can be reintroduced without causing further irritation. Lavender sensitization has been heavily documented in Great Britain. (source)

According to Marge Clarke, in her book Essential Oils and Aromatics,

“One of my mentors reminds me ‘sensitization is forever.’ And I know she is right. Years ago I read the books saying that lavender oil could be used neat (undiluted). I very unwisely used undiluted lavender on broken skin, and consequently set up a sensitivity reaction. Today, almost two decades later, if I come in contacts with lavender in any form, I will immediately start a new round of contact dermatitis that can take months to heal.” (source)

It’s important to understand that all essential oils, no matter the quality of the oil, are an extremely concentrated combination of multiple naturally-occurring chemical constituents. Used wisely they are very safe and effective. Blended essential oils have long been our go-to antibiotic!

Because they’re so concentrated, if you don’t dilute, you may end up with unhappy skin, possible tears, or severe sensitivity with an inability to ever use that precious healing oil again. Additionally, it is never wise to apply essential oils to your eyes or private areas.

Diluting never hurts and takes so little time. It does not decrease the effectiveness of the oil. It may help to increase absorption by preventing evaporation, as well as decreasing the likelihood of a skin reaction, so unless you have reasons not to (such as a painful bee sting away from home), it’s a good idea to dilute. It can also save you money in the long run.

Please do not use an essential oil neat on a child. Children have much thinner, more delicate skin than adults have and tend to be very sensitive to the potency of essential oils. Less is more in this application.

Essential oils should be combined with a carrier oil such as Coconut Oilvirgin olive oil, sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, etc. 

Below is a basic dilution chart that is taught in many aromatherapy schools. 

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How To Do a Skin Test

You can do a small patch test first. Combine one drop of essential oil with 1/2 tsp carrier oil (like olive, Coconut Oiljojoba or sweet almond oil). Rub this on the inside, upper portion of the arm and wait a few hours. If no redness or itching develops, you’re most likely not sensitive to that essential oil.

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So while we might still can use diluted ginger on the stomach for nausea or upset stomach or diluted peppermint on the temples or wrists for a headache, it might come as a surprise the the soles of the feet are an excellent place to apply EOs.

The bottom of your feet has some pretty tough skin on it. It is a less sensitive place and most people, even babies and people with sensitive skin have no adverse reaction because of sensitive skin when the oils go on their feet.

Some of the largest pores on your body are on your feet. The oil will absorb quickly and readily into your tissues. We still use a carrier oil (again, it can be as simple as coconut or olive oil) and then cover with warm socks. Nutrient-rich virgin Coconut Oil is excellent as a carrier oil.

For a baby, you only need a tiny amount – one drop of your chosen oil. Add ONE drop to 1 TBSP of a carrier oil and rub on the soles of their feet. Here is my list of safe essential oils for children and babies.

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Please beware: A few companies, their sales people, and some therapists promote using essential oils on the skin full strength. Several EO companies in particular have a reputation for promoting the neat use of various essential oils on the skin. I will not name them, but I will say this: by giving directions and promoting the use of undiluted essential oils, they will make a lot more money because consumers will need to purchase more quantity of oils than if they don’t dilute the product. What is being taught isn’t in our best interest. Think about it.

Many essential oils when stored properly will last 5 or even 10 years. I have some that I’ve had for a decade and know the oil is still quite potent. I use them sparingly and with knowledge, and they have served my family well. See my post on Building a Complete No-Side-Effect Medicine Chest.

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If you wish to learn more ways to use EOs, be sure to type ‘essential oils’ in my search box in the sidebar.

For additional reference: 
Toxicity Myths – the Actual Risks of Essential Oil Use
Undiluted Application of Essential Oils

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Titus 2 Advice To Mothers In Painting & Quotes

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The Shell by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Titus 2 Advice To Mothers In Painting & Quotes

I used to believe that to give Titus 2 advice, I must live a picture-perfect life. If I gave in to the old lie that, ‘I have no business teaching because I am so flawed’, I would never do what I am commanded to do: to ‘teach what is good’ and ‘urge the younger women to love their husbands and children’ (Titus 2: 3-4).

What I wish to communicate through each quote and image. These principles are as relevant today as ever – and maybe more-so - for they are ever more needed today! 

Here is some of the best Titus 2 advice I know: Continue reading

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Our Castle by Robert Duncan

“Womanhood is a wonderful thing. In womankind we find the mothers of the race. There is no man so great, nor none sunk so low, but once he lay a helpless, innocent babe in a woman’s arms and was dependent on her love and care for his existence. It is woman who rocks the cradle of the world and holds the first affections of mankind. She possesses a power beyond that of a king on his throne.

Womanhood stands for all that is pure and clean and noble. She who does not make the world better for having lived in it has failed to be all that a woman should be.”

― Mabel Hale, Beautiful Girlhood: A Timeless Guide for Christian Adolescence

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Sun Bath by Trisha Romance, 1988

“The way we live life intentionally speaks volumes to our children. When we do not even really think they are listening, the small conversations, the friendships, the life shared is going into their souls. They do pick up our own commitments and convictions when their own soul’s have been filled and then they watch our lives and it whets their appetites. What a blessing to see the Holy Spirit moving in and amongst our normal moments of life and conversation.

“The spirit of a woman to speak light into darkness can change a whole family’s history.” ~Sally Clarkson, Someone Is Always Observing Our Lives

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Who Is the Tallest? by Jerry Barrett

“If your life looks like a mess – to them — they whip out a measuring stick and feel confident of their own worthiness.

“If your life looks like a monument – to them — they whip out a measuring stick – and start cutting you down for their own empowerment.

“Everything isn’t a marker to make you feel behind or ahead; everything is a flame to make you see GOD is here.

“Walk through life with a measuring stick – and your eyes get so small you never see God.”

“Girls rival each other. Women revive each other. 
Girls empale each other. Women empower each other. 
Girls compare each other. Women champion each other.”

~Ann Voscamp, The Measuring Stick Principle

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A Mother and Children by a Window at Dusk by Viggo Christian Frederick Pedersen

“A soldier, she is a wife. A mother. A homemaker.

“In her home she’s on the front lines of the battle.

“She may be criticized and marginalized in some churches, social circles and certainly by the media. But her resolve is firm, her vision is clear and she’s set her sights on fulfilling her mission:  to be faithful in the task of glorifying God in the design He set forth for womanhood.

“With an undistracted, focused goal she clearly recognizes the tactics of the enemy to blur the lines of gender, or to make her think that her occupation at home isn’t one of importance. She knows that the next generation of Kingdom builders is shaped by her words and example. She debunks the myth that some areas of life “are neutral.”

“She seeks to fill the minds of her children with scripture and lead by her example that life is no playground, it’s a battleground.” ~Bambi Moore, In the Nursery of the Nation

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A Mother’s Love by Ron Dicianni

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Wisdom is sought and obtained for the decisions and plans of the day. Guidance is asked and received. Help is drawn down from the throne of God. The children go out under sheltering wings and are safe in danger, guarded by angles and kept by Christ Himself.” ~J.R. Miller, Home-Making

“Until you know that life is war, you cannot know what prayer is for.” ~John Piper

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 Sleep by Abbott Henderson Thayer

Dear Lord, I bring to Thee my son
Whose tender years have scarce begun.
In this wee frame I know full well
A living soul has come to dwell
Who needs Thee now at childhood’s gate,
Ere he shall grow to man’s estate.
I covenant through hours apart
To pray for him with fervent heart,
To teach Thy Word with winsome voice
By day and night until his choice
Be but Thy blood for sin’s deep stain,
And my small son is born again.
Then onward shall I pray the more
And teach Thy precepts o’er and o’er,
That he may grow, each boyhood hour,
By Thine indwelling risen power,
Lord, some small boys with none to care
Will never hear a mother’s prayer;
Prepare my son with love aflame
To reach them with Thy saving name.
And make him, Lord, a polished tool,
A learner in Thy highest school.
A mother’s part seems, oh, so frail!
But Thy strong arm can never fail.
To teach, to pray, to stand are mine;
Expectantly I yield to Thee
The little boy Thou gavest me.

~Louise B. Eavey
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Family Traditions by Morgan Weistling

When I have a day filled with too much activity, am upset, or exhausted, I look to the following scripture fully written out across the tops of the south-facing windows near my kitchen where it is most visible to me. I have it memorized and by closing my eyes can ‘read’ it no matter where I am:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ~Matthew 11: 28-30

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Rosie’s Bath by Morgan Weistling

“Aim high, sweet mama. And when mistakes come, know they are covered by the One who holds all in His hands, and whose mercies are ‘new every morning!’” ~Sally Clarkson 

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Saturday Evening by Jim Daly

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Camping Buddies by Jim Daly

“The childhood shows the man
As morning shows the day.”
~John Milton, Paradise Regained

“Children are intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and physically fed through imaginative play, outdoors and fresh air, free time – yes, even some bored time – so they can develop skills to use it wisely. Children need time for inner strength and wherewithal to form. Time to listen to the wind in the leaves, birds, rain on the roof, or simply feel the warmth of the sun on their shoulders with a good book. Time to swing real high for the sheer joy of it and to explore God’s creation in all its grandeur.” ~Jacqueline, Are We Starving The Hearts Of Our Children?

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title unknown by Haddon Sundbloom (1899-1976)

“I can interact with the members of my family in a constant state of dependence and prayer, asking God to work in me and through me, and resting in the fact that He will accomplish His will in spite of me.”  ~Pam Forster at DoorpostsWhat Would I Do Differently, Part 1

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Grace-The Morning Meal by Rudolf Epp (1834 – 1910)

The Bible says in I Peter 2:2, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” Just as a baby needs to grow from his mother’s milk, a Christian mother needs to grow from the word of God. If you are rather shallow in your knowledge of the Scriptures, then you are just as shallow about applying the Scriptures to your own life. You can’t possibly be obeying the Bible if you aren’t faithfully reading it.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” ~John 15:5

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“Elizabeth Taylor will never again look like she did when she was 16 years old and starring in National Velvet in spite of all the cosmetic alterations she has undergone. She’ll never look that beautiful again.

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“God summons us to cultivate a beauty for His eyes only–a beauty that is of great worth in His sight. God bids us to aspire to the beauty of the holy women of the past who put their hope in God. The beauty our culture esteems…it may turn some heads. But, the beauty God calls us to cultivate…it will make a lasting impact.” ~Carolyn Mahaney, True Beauty

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Mother and Son by Robert Duncan

 I daily rely on the verse that opens Romans 8: Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death…” As a woman and as a Mother, I hope you will grab hold of this verse, too, for it can carry you through the worst of trials and give you power, freedom, and a proper perspective to live life without the guilt of a performance driven-life.

I love you, and it’s my joy to pray for each of you, readers. Trust that the Lord knows your need and will supply it in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). Call on Jesus today, if you haven’t, and He will show you what I’m talking about!

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Why Fifty Shades of Grey Will Kill You

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Why Fifty Shades of Grey Will Kill You

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.” ~Philippians 1:9 

As a Christian woman and mother who believes that women should be treasured and honored, I just don’t understand the Fifty Shades of Grey madness. Something is deeply wrong with a culture that while glamorizing sexual abuse, uses the word ‘bondage’ to describe the willingness of a wife to come under loving leadership of her husband.

glam·or·ize

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  1. make (something) seem glamorous or desirable, especially spuriously so.
    “the lyrics glamorize drugs” (source)

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  1. not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
    “separating authentic and spurious claims”
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Honestly, if you must read about a wealthy man who sexually manipulates and dehumanizes women, all you need to do is turn to news from France. Just read about Dominique Strauss-Kahn. There’s your real life Christian Grey.

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Why are so many women (including Christian women) excited to watch this melodramatic (and by all accounts poorly written) idiotic story that romanticizes and normalizes sexual violence. Some of you have already gone.

Are we dealing with a new drug?

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The draw of wealth and expensive playthings, a ‘love’ story format with two ‘beautiful people’ coached in their lines with the camera angle just right, the apparently convincing suggestion that purity is stupid, and oh, so much more I picked up in the trailer are all designed to create dissatisfaction with our life. Fantasizing or actually embracing the Fifty Shades of Grey lifestyle is only a further trap. 

Lies That Women Believe Are:

That Fifty Shades of Grey is just a little innocent fun (Proverbs 1:11)

That your watching Fifty Shades of Grey won’t hurt your children (Luke 17:2)

That movies/books that glamorize sin won’t lessen you or steal another piece of your humanity (Proverbs 6: 26)

That women can find real, lasting love in a twisted relationship like this (Cor. 13:4-5)

That time spent with an evil person will all turn out good in the end (1 Cor. 15:33)

That a sound mind is not forfeited in acts of degradation and humiliation (Rom. 1: 24-27)

That if you are powerful and successful enough others will be OK with whatever you do

That loveless sex and degradation is liberating (John 8: 36)

That playing with sin will not have consequences (Romans 6: 23)

That pornography doesn’t kill love…it does

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The New York Post’s one sentence review of Fifty Shades of Grey sums it up perfectly. “The film never pretends to be other than what it really is: soft-core porn for the ladies, diluted with an “R” rating.”

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How easy it is to give over your heart to these lies when you are not tethered to Christ. Media specializes in marketing their wares – you know – like ‘selling’ you on something, and the bottom line is greed. Those who succumb to the huckster’s pitch are devoured, like fish on a line.

Are we desensitized? Or are we crying out to God for His intervention? Do you realize that our children and grandchildren will live in world where this kind of perversion and pornography is considered ‘acceptable’ in American culture? We must inform them that it’s not normal! It is abnormal and against nature, and it is destroying the foundation of families one by one.

“The problem with the sex portrayed in this movie, or in any trashy romance novel you find at the airport, or in many other films and TV shows, or in many actual relationships, is that it’s always self-seeking, never honest, never truthful, never trusting, and never protecting. There is no hope in it, no kindness, no sacrifice. It’s selfish and removed, which makes it stale, which is why people tire of it so quickly and become so bored with it all, which is why they consume so much porn and bounce between so many different one night stands.” ~Matt Walsh

It’s difficult to overstate the dangers. Fifty Shades of Grey teaches our daughters that pain and humiliation are to be desired. Is this really the kind of relationship we want our daughters to willingly and eagerly entering into? It teaches your son that girls want a man who will control and intimidate them. Do we really want our sons to think it manly to be a stalker and batterer like Christian Grey, practicing a violent masculinity that degrades men as well?

And we shouldn’t underestimate the impact of media’s hard sell on our younger children. Images of bondage, the ties and ropes, are everywhere we look. 

Is it because our older generation has thrown up our hands or fallen asleep? Have we given up teaching about the beautiful things God has done for us, His mercies and grace, including saving us from the wrath and destruction to come? So many parents have abdicated the care and teaching of their children to go off and seek their own entertainment.

Satan is delighted, I’m sure!

“Do what is good and run from evil – that you may live! Then the LORD God Almighty will truly be your helper…” ~Amos 5: 14

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So precious women, don’t beleive these lies any longer. Pursue relationships the way God designed them and your will find genuine pleasure.

“The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but I [Jesus] have come that you might have life and have it to the full.” ~John 10: 10

Old-Fashioned is a wonderful movie alternative for the whole family. Tony Dungy recommends it, and so do I.

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Exposed: Who’s Really Behind Girl Scout Cookies

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Exposed: Who’s Really Behind Girl Scout Cookies

Guest posting today is blogger Alli Merrell …I asked her to research this topic, she agreed, and this is what she found! Please welcome her. 

This topic is like peeling an onion–each layer exposes a different “truth”. Lots of troops DONT follow this doctrine. Good for them. But a portion of their cookie sales still gets kicked to corporate, and they very clearly DO follow this doctrine.

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” ~Ephesians 5:11

Sales of Girl Scout cookies are under-way, and it is time to expose what the dollars that are earned from their sales really goes to. 

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I’ve reached out to several women I know and trust who have been involved with or are currently involved with Girl Scouts of the USA. None of these women were aware of the master plan of the WAGGGS and GSUSA agenda. Unlike Colorado’s new transgender troops, my relatively conservative mountain town has not yet experienced the symptoms of the liberal ideals espoused by the GSUSA. These women were certainly unaware that millions of dollars, including their daughter’s dues and Girl Scout cookie funds, are being paid to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to provide for their comprehensive sexual freedom education, abortion protection, and sexual rights for youth advocacy. These mothers were not informed that their daughters were enrolled to promote “safe” sexual promiscuity, “guiltless” sexual immorality, “responsibility-free” pregnancy, “inconsequential” sexual exploration and murder of the innocent unborn.

Girl Scouts is an organization that promises to promote honesty and courage, responsibility and charity, yet the soul of the organization is Godless and vile. How can we continue support of an organization run and operated by abortionists and homosexuals intent on programming our youth to accept these atrocities as “rights?” How can we continue to encourage our children to emulate the values these pro-abortion, pro-LGBT adults actively fight to enforce? How can we offer our young girls to a society of role models who have made careers of promoting and fundraising the pro-choice, pro-homosexuality, anti-Christ movement?

As Christians, the truth is simple. We can’t. We cannot endorse an organization that has such a wretched center. We cannot commend an institution that refuses to protect parental rights and the innocence of youth. We cannot be enticed by the promises of character-building as we clearly see the wolf’s eyes peering out through the feigned fleece.

Girl Scouts USA Unveiled

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The Planned Parenthood Federation of America is signaling its intention to dominate the national sex education agenda. (Under-way for some time).

Specifically, Planned Parenthood’s Web site announced the group is preparing to launch a nationwide “social change initiative” to end the “stigma and shame about sex” in American culture.

(source – CNSNews.com)

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The website 100 Questions for the Girl Scouts was created by Family Watch International in collaboration with concerned former Girl Scouts, parents of Girl Scouts, and former Girl Scout leaders:

“Although I enjoyed being a Girl Scout for a short time as a young girl I had not anticipated becoming involved with the Girl Scouts again after all these years. But now I am, and it happened in an unexpected and quite disturbing way.”

Affiliates of Girl Scouts of the USA

The information presented below is documented and verifiable, but by no means exhaustive. Please follow links referenced within the article and visit the websites listed at the bottom. All information and materials have been provided by the Girl Scouts USA website, affiliate websites, former leaders, former scouts and former scout mothers.

National Collaboration for Youth: Promotes girls to pro-abortion activism and is the driving force behind Spark Action website for youth which supports LGBT rights

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS):

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Materials Endorsed by Girl Scouts

“Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) does not take a position or develop materials on sexuality, birth control or abortion. . .” but they pay upwards of $2 million annually in support of the mission of WAGGGS “to rapidly improve…education and training, especially on sexual and reproductive health and rights” for children

Your Voice Your World: (grades 11 & 12) girls are encouraged to explore organizations such as Amnesty International and Population Council, both heavy supporters of Planned Parenthood and abortion rights; advises girls to consider a career as an ACLU lawyer (which supports HHS mandate and abortion rights)

Agent of Change: (grades 4 & 5) asks girls to work with Sierra Club (abortion advocacy and population control group) in a Take Action Project

aMAZE: (grades 6-8) refers girls to www.astrolog.org, exposing girls to black magik, New Age and pagan theologies

Printed Curriculum:

  • Instructs girls to visit “advocacy” websites in search of career opportunities. One of the encouraged sites, idealist.org, lists over 100 positions available in Planned Parenthood. Girls can even view multiple job opportunities that advocate for sex worker rights
  • GSUSA is a self-proclaimed non-religious organization
  • Asterisk next to God in the Girl Scout Promise: *Girl Scouts of the USA makes no attempt to define or interpret the word “God” in the Girl Scout Promise. It looks to individual members to establish for themselves the nature of their spiritual beliefs. When making the Girl Scout Promise, individuals may substitute wording appropriate to their own spiritual beliefs for the word “God.”

GSUSA Official Blog: provides links to sexually explicit and pro-abortion content. The blog recently linked to Marie Claire (which has received accolades from Planned Parenthood on its reproductive rights and its work against the Catholic church on contraception and abortion issues), AlterNet, iVillage and in 2012 to Jezebel.com in an article titled “OMFG There’s a New Girls Scouts Cookie” with links to sexually explicit and graphic content as well as abortion mad-libs (Materials prior to 2012: removed after recent “cookie-cotts”).

Media Matters: extremely liberal defender of Planned Parenthood, promoted to girls as the truest source of news information (as shown in the Girl Scouts Cadette workbook)

Stayteen.org: refers all teen pregnancy concerns to Planned Parenthood, endorsed by the Girl Scouts website

Real Life Real Talk: Planned Parenthood lists partner organizations, including Girls Scouts as outlined in their newsletter and connects the scouts to “Sex, etc. A Website by Teens, for Teens” portraying explicit and graphic sexual content

Healthy, Happy & Hot: a booklet published by the International Planned Parenthood Federation provided to the GSUSA at the UN conference. The encourages masturbation, “talking dirty”, hetero- and homosexual intercourse, discusses drunk sex and tells HIV-positive youth it is a violation of their rights to inform sexual partners they are infected.

Promotion of literature that mocked the church and recommendations for R-rated movies to 11-13 year old girls have also been removed because of scrutiny like this and protests from parents.

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Persons Endorsed by Girl Scouts

Dolores Huerta: a pro-choice “Catholic” and avid abortion rights and Planned Parenthood supporter (having received their highest honor, the Margaret Sanger Award), was honored by “Call to Action” a pro-abortion Catholic dissident group. She also helped defeat California’s notification requirements for minor’s abortions and was promoted as a “Voice for Good” in the required books Your Voice Your World and in Agent of Change. The “Dolores Huerta patch” requirements include visiting www.doloreshuerta.org where girls can find praise for Planned Parenthood and links for “California Latinos for Reproductive Justice,” “Feminist Majority Foundation,” and Ms. Magazine all of which offer support for women’s abortion rights.

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Betty Friedan: named by GSUSA a “Voice for Good” twice in the book Your Voice Your World. She’s a well-known abortion advocate and founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League (Naral). She is involved with pro-abortion National Organization for Women (NOW) and served as a GSUSA board member for 12 years.

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: established the American Civil Liberties Union which supports the HHS mandate and abortion rights. She and the ACLU named by GSUSA a “Voice for Good” in Your Voice Your World. She served as the national chairman for the Communist Party and was arrested, charged, and convicted for conspiracy to overthrow the US government.

Gloria Steinem: presented to girls as a woman’s rights activist who started the “Story of Sisterhood.” She is a staunch abortion rights advocate and a promoter of Planned Parenthood where she stated at its 75th anniversary, “There’s no group or organization I would rather celebrate than Planned Parenthood.”

Anna Maria Chavez: Current Girl Scouts CEO, a pro-abortion advocate mentored by Geraldine Ferraro, also a keynote speaker for NOW-inspired Women’s Equality Day

Timothy Higdon: Current Chief of External Affairs, homosexual rights advocate, executive of the pro-abortion, pro-LGBT Amnesty International

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Joshua Ackley: Chief Representative, Blogger and Girl Scouts chaperone to UN event. Founder of “Dead Betties” a gay punk band, recently re-united, with videos depicting images of masturbation, prostitution and violence against women. Some song titles include “Hellevator,” “Terror Teacher,” “Sick Days are for Sex,” “Cock Rock,” “Slim Fast and Heroine.” He is also a WAGGGS delegate

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Deborah Nakatomi: Current board member, supporter of Asians & Pacific Islanders for LGBT Rights, international commissioner to the pro-abortion WAGGGS, introduced the “Get Real” program which promotes comprehensive sex education and contraception

Deb Taft: Current Senior VP Fund Development, active homosexual rights advocate, fundraiser host for homosexual rights group Human Rights Campaign, empowering youth to defend LGBT campaign

Marie Wilson: honored at a GSUSA 2008 event, founder of the Reproductive Rights Coalition and Organizing Fund, Defends funding for Planned Parenthood, criticizing Pro-Life position

Pam Smallwood: named “Woman of Distinction” for girls to emulate, had a 30 year Planned Parenthood career, 10 years as CEO

Beverly Todd Nolte: appointed as council leader over 11,000 Girl Scout members, former vice president of marketing and lobbyist for Planned Parenthood, defender of a program informing teens on how to bypass Nebraska’s parental notification law

Emily Cain: received the Girl Scouts Juliette Award, in favor of Planned Parenthood’s abortion issues 100% of the time, an active GLBT ally speaker

Annise Parker: a 2011 convention speaker, presided over the opening of one of the largest Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, lesbian partner to the treasurer of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD): GSUSA recently reached out to GLAAD with this statement, “If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout” after GSUSA accepted a “transgender” 7-year-old into the Colorado GSUSA troop.

Here is a glimpse of what they stand for:

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Events Supported by Girl Scouts

World Thinking Day:

  • WAGGGS main fundraising event
  • February 22, GSUSA instructed to participate in activities and projects with fellow WAGGGS
  • Girlscouts.org provides a World Thinking Day Tour that connects girls to various WAGGGS websites, such as “Sex is Love, Do it Safely! Don’t be Silly, Wrap your Willy!” an HIV presentation
  • Encourages girls to make donations to WAGGGS in support of their mission
  • GSUSA contributes to WAGGGS by making donations to the Juliette Lowe World Friendship Fund ($100,000 annually)
  • GSUSA also allocates tens of thousands from the JLWFF to many other WAGGGS related expenditures each year (as per tax return)

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Awards Given by Girl Scouts

Safety Badge: part of the requirement is visiting KidsHealth.com which promotes Planned Parenthood

Participation Badge: (recently removed after receiving many complaints) part of the requirement encourages scouts to read the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) that denies parents the right to limit their child’s access to explicit materials

Global Action Award: (earned through WAGGGS) leaders are told to emphasize to the girls that they are a part of the 10 million strong WAGGGS all working together to achieve the same important goals; suggested activities: learning about adolescent/teen pregnancies, and educating others about HIV/AIDS

AIDS Badge: (earned through WAGGGS) girls are encouraged to develop a display about condoms (where they can be purchased, steps and demonstration of correct use, provide free condoms) or develop a role play in which a couple discusses the use of condom during sex, and visit a local organization providing education for pregnancy prevention and treatment of STDs (e.g. Planned Parenthood)

Fight or Flight

“Train up a child the way the way she should go, and when she is older she will not depart from it.”     ~Proverbs 22:6

As Christians and as parents it is our responsibility to ensure that our children are in the world but not of it. We are to protect their innocence and promote Godly values. We need to protect the sanctity of life and the beauty of sexual morality. We need to either take a stand and fight for real purity and honest integrity within the Girl Scouts and its chosen affiliates or we need to remove our devotion and dedication to the Godless entity.

That may have been more than 32 ways. Are your cookie cravings under control? What will you allow to fill your spirit, mind, and body?

They enjoyed the sweet taste of wickedness, letting it melt under their tongue. ~Job 20:12

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For documented and verifiable records please visit the following websites:

Former Clinic Director of Planned Parenthood: AbbyJohnson.org

Family Watch International: 100 Questions for the Girl Scouts

Parents for Life: Girl Scouts Why Not

Former Girl Scouts of 8 years: Speak Now Girl Scouts

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A personal note from Alli… I am a wife, mother, RN, pregnant home-pre-school teacher to two amazing toddlers. We live between a house in the mountains and on the road in our Minnie Winnie. We eat primal/paleo style and believe that Jesus is Lord of all. I’ll joyfully admit I’m not “normal.” My perspective is skewed, as the world defines it, and filtered through scripture, prayer, and reliance on the Holy Spirit.” 

You can find Alli and read more at her website Awed Body.

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The Tale of the Winter Herbal Tea Sale

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The Tale of the Winter Herbal Tea Sale

‘Once Upon a Time’ there was a household tradition of drinking various herbal teas made from local plants and some from far-away places. Generations of housewives and mothers were taught by their mothers how to use herbal teas as targeted medicinals to heal their family of common ailments. This centuries-old wisdom brought comfort, health, and restoration, but through the years much of the understanding has been lost.

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Powerful, but Gentle Winter Tea Blends

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  • Dr. Cinnamon Tea -Cinnamon has the remarkable ability to reduce inflammation in the body and does improve type-2 diabetics’ ability to respond to insulin. Cinnamon, Red Raspberry, Ginkgo, Orange Peel, and Green Tea. 
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  • Herban C Tea - In the treatment of Lyme’s Disease, high levels of vitamin C are helpful (Also Herban Lyme Away Tea). Naturally Caffeine Free: Red Raspberry Leaf, Orange Peel, Hibiscus Flowers, Rose Hips, Red Rooibos, Ginger Root.  
  • Mama’s Red Raspberry Brew -Red Raspberry Leaf has a medically proven and trusted track record in helping strengthen the womb of a pregnant woman, and it is also reported to be effective in restoring the womb after delivering. Natural Caffeine Free: Red raspberry, Alfalfa, Nettle, Peppermint. 
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Those Little Teachable Moments

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‘Mother and Child’ by Peter Ilsted (1903)

Those Little Teachable Moments

Today you will have dozens of little teachable moments – teachable moments for sincere praise and nuggets of wisdom as well as for living in the transparency of asking forgiveness when you mess up as a parent. They are short snippets of time that come and go with us scarcely noticing. Grab some of them and shape a character today. These opportunities are abundant for eyes that are looking and waiting for them.

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“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
~Deuteronomy 6: 6-7

‘In The Ocean Air’ by Johanna Harmon

Do your best to leave a legacy of joy despite failure! Even though I was committed to do everything right, I didn’t. As hard as I tried, I didn’t give them the perfect world I wanted to provide. But with faith in Christ we can do all things, identify blessings, answers to prayers, and teach them gratitude. That’s authentic living. 

A parent who is unwilling to admit her own failures builds a thick, terrible wall of hypocrisy before their child. It will inevitably lead to that child’s being unwilling to be transparent with us when they fail as they get older, and we will not have a remedy except by the grace and mercy of God.

I know there is varying opinion on this, but consider with discretion, caution, and prayer (and only appropriate for their age) using the sins of your past to teach about the curse of sin. Explain how you learned the hard way, but they don’t have to. Tell them about how that sin has haunted you. Get them to understand that doing the things you did has left its mark, scares, and wounds that may never completely heal. You need them to realize that using you as justification to do it themselves is a mistake. Don’t try and hide it. That may just give them fuel to use it against you when they do discover it. 

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Looking back, my timing to deal with issues was not always the best, and I regret it. I was too impatient or afraid to trust the Lord for His timing, and that caused even more problems.

Address it later and be ‘safe’ to them in how you handle issues.

‘Angels Unseen’ by Ron DiCianni

Capturing teachable moments is not a formula to producing perfect children. In the job I am willing to die for, the job I want most to do well, I am still learning that there is a huge difference between parenting your children with Christian principles and trusting Christ with your children.

Dear Mama, just as you must do your job without fear or guilt, trusting the Lord in everything, so let them know the best place to take a problem is to their heavenly Father.

  Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.…” ~Proverbs 3: 5-6

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Vertigo? Now You Can Treat It At Home

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Vertigo? Now You Can Treat It At Home

Years ago as Carol Foster, MD, an associate professor at the CU School of Medicine, started experiencing episodes of room-rotating dizziness and the accompanying nausea, she was astounded – not because she didn’t know what was taking place, but because the unpleasantness and disorientation her own patients experienced was so much more severe than she had ever imagined.

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Back then Foster had Meniere’s Disease, a disorder of the inner ear that causes repeated bouts of vertigo that can last for hours or days. She had surgery to cut the nerve to the ear that was triggering the disease. Her bouts of vertigo stopped immediately.

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But one morning years later, she rolled over in bed and again felt the room start to spin and that first accompanying wave of nausea. Her first thought was for her patients. “I have to go in because other sick people were waiting for me,” she said.

With the insight of a physician and research scientist, she understood immediately that this time her vertigo was not triggered by Meniere’s Disease, but by something very different. She knew instinctively this vertigo was something she might be able to fix herself, and she was challenged to overcome it.

“I decided that my problem was a worthy foe,” the young doctor stated. “I would make it my mission to destroy something that was worth working on.”

What it meant was returning to school with a National Institutes of Health fellowship in neuro-otology at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. Today, Foster is director of the Balance Laboratory at the CU School of Medicine.

BPPV

Millions of people in the US can expect to have benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), especially as they age. Unlike Meniere’s Disease, where the cause is often unknown, BPPV is caused by gravity-sensing particles in the ear accidentally entering the spinning-motion sensors of the ear. It can make people have falls, they can be completely unable to go to work because they’re so dizzy, or they can be vomiting – so vertigo is very, very unpleasant.

The symptoms of BPPV can be relieved by maneuvers that relocate the particles. (source)

One morning, in treating herself, she came up with her own ‘spin’ on how to fix vertigo at home. It’s called the ‘Half-Somersault Maneuver.’ That morning in her bedroom, Dr. Carol, whose practice included patients with exactly the problem she was experiencing, knew this was a bout of BPPV in her healthy ear, the one not affected by Meniere’s Disease. While the room spun around her, and she became increasingly sicker, she considered to her options.

“I had already spent so many years having vertigo, so it had become a science experiment,” she said. “I was a trained scientist running across a rare specimen, and the specimen was me.”

In her bedroom, Foster did a maneuver on herself that she had often done on patients called the ‘Epley’ – a series of body and head maneuvers used to treat BPPV – usually done by a medical professional treating a patient. The particles moved out of her ear canals and then slipped right back into the horizontal canal. The vertigo intensified.

“I was starting to get very sick,” said Foster. “Then I thought to myself, ‘There’s more than one way to skin a cat.’” (source)

What Becomes the Foster Maneuver

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Then, she translated the theory she had devised with her finger model into action with a half-somersault, followed by a head turn, and one last quick move of her head as she returned to the sitting position.

“Bing! It was gone,” said Foster. “The second those particles moved out, the spinning just dead stopped.” Soon after, she realized the implications of what she had discovered. Here was instant relief from a horribly disabling situation that nearly anyone could do at home, all alone, and for free.

Here is the half-somersault maneuver for the right ear, steps 1 through 5. Watch it being done in the video below.

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Many of Dr. Foster’s patients have been admitted with horrible vomiting just because they have particles lodged in the wrong canal. Instead of doing an expensive work-up on them, many find it can be relieved in seconds by this simple maneuver.

She also tells them that sleeping with their head slightly elevated at night can prevent the particles from slipping into the wrong part of the ear.

Later, Carol Foster posted the breakthrough on the Internet.

No More Losing One’s Mind

Once Carol Foster decided to share her maneuver discovery with the media, she watched her practice grow explosively. Different patients responded differently. She tells how some suffering with BPPV come in with the diagram for the Foster maneuver in their hands to see if they are doing it correctly. “They just don’t believe it can be that simple,” Foster said.

Some simply know they have a terrible problem and want to find the cause. Others come because they have tried the maneuver and don’t think it works. Foster has to explain to them that it’s ear-specific. There’s a specific way for each ear. Do the wrong ear, and it won’t work.

For those it works for, it is a true life-changing relief. Dr. Foster talks about a 40-year-old woman who thought she was losing her mind. Once the woman learned the maneuver, she was jubilant!

Patients put their head upside down like they are going to do a somersault, turn their head quickly to one side depending on which ear is affected, then wait again for dizziness to end and then sit back quickly. Everyone is always surprised at how well it works.

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“My goal in life is to basically get rid of all dizziness on the planet Earth,” she said.

She’s well on her way – one half-somersault at a time. None of those patients returned to the doctor for dizziness treatments.

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The Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg – Every Time

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The Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg – Every Time

I’m giving Ken all the credit for my pretty hard-boiled eggs! I was so tired of ending up with crater-filled blobs when making ‘Angeled Eggs’ or hard-boiled eggs for a chef salad. Ugh!

I’ve had a chance to experiment with Ken’s directions for ‘perfect-every-time hard-boiled eggs’ using both older eggs and fresh eggs which I marked with an ‘O’ or an ‘N’.

In my Home Ec class in the 60s, I was taught to only use older eggs (10-14 days old) when making hard-boiled eggs. They said ‘the fresher the egg, the more difficult it is to peel cleanly’, but not so with Ken’s method. It WORKS beautifully for both older eggs and fresh eggs*, and it’s consistent every time so far!

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*My egg source is Costco (Kirkland brand- organic, cage-free, GMO-free feed) which has a turn-over rate of 2-3 times a week in our area. I have not proven this method with eggs straight from the hen.

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Here’s what you need:

  • 8-14 eggs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup white or AC vinegar
  • 6 – 7 cups water in a quart pan, no lid
  • ice

Here’s what you do:

1. Combine the salt, vinegar, and water in a quart pan and bring to a boil over high heat.
2. Add the eggs one at a time into the boiling water, being careful not to crack them. I use a spoon to set them into the water gently.
3. Reduce the heat to a gentler boil and cook for 13-14 minutes depending on how well done you like your yolks. I promise they will NOT be tough, dry, or rubbery!
4. Once your timer goes off, pour out the hot water, and replace with very cold running water. Top with ice and set aside for about 15 minutes.
5. Easily peel off the shell under running water and enjoy, or you may refrigerate your eggs for up to a week.

I had the camera in my right hand and found I could actually peel the hard-boiled eggs with one hand (my thumb) once I got the shell cracked! They are that easy!

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A Bit On Why We Eat Eggs

I believe we have been given bad (erroneous, poor, faulty) information about eggs!

“Eggs are a phenomenal source of protein, good fat, and other nutrients, including choline and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. They are so good for you that you can easily eat one dozen eggs per week, which is actually a simple and cost-effective way to add valuable nutrition to your diet,” according to Dr. Joe Mercola.

Mercola also states: “There is a major misconception that you must avoid foods like eggs, which are high in saturated fat, to protect your heart. But I believe eggs are a nearly ideal fuel source for most of us. The evidence clearly shows that eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat, and can actually help prevent disease, including heart disease. Studies have found that:

  • Consumption of more than six eggs per week does not increase the risk of stroke and ischemic stroke.5
  • Eating two eggs a day does not adversely affect endothelial function (an aggregate measure of cardiac risk) in healthy adults, supporting the view that dietary cholesterol may be less detrimental to cardiovascular health than previously thought.6
  • Proteins in cooked eggs are converted by gastrointestinal enzymes, producing peptides that act as ACE inhibitors (common prescription medications for lowering blood pressure). 7

So Mamas, please don’t overlook this inexpensive, highly nutritious, original portable food. Bon Appétit!

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