Sunday, July 29, 2012

America - We NEED to PRAY!!

2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Oh Father - how we need for You to HEAL our land!!

I think that one of the enemy's BEST tricks is to keep Christians so "busy" that we don't have time to pray.  

In the upcoming election, it really doesn't matter who you are gonna vote for, or what 'side' you are on..... I think that we can all agree that this country is truly going to hell in a hand basket and that we need to begin to intercede for America! 

In 1 Timothy 2, the Bible tells us we are to pray for our leaders - for those in authority over us.  It doesn't matter how we personally 'feel' about President Obama - we should be praying for him and for the decisions he has to make for this country!

We need to HUMBLE ourselves and pray.... we need to make more effort to MAKE THE TIME to spend quality quiet time with the God of the universe and humble ourselves before Him.  We need to get down on our knees and our faces before Him and cry out to Him to forgive us for our sins -- for our pettiness, our jealousy, our pride, bitterness, complacency, anger, disobedience, and the list goes on and on. 

We need to SEEK His face...... we need to spend some real time "seeking" God, not just a couple of moments muttering a prayer at the end of the day when we get into the bed and are so mentally and physically exhausted from the days many activities.  How long has it been since you really "sought" God about something in your life?

We need to TURN FROM our wicked ways........ wow, now this is a big one.  Don't keep doing the things you've always done and then asking God to forgive you after.  May God convict each one of our hearts on this one.  From 'road rage' to anger and bitterness and unforgiveness with a spouse or children or parents. Too many Christians are out "partying" through the week and going to church on Sunday morning! 

Too many people want God to come into their hearts, but they don't really want Him to sit on the throne of their life - they don't want to give Him ALL of themselves.  For example, I know many Christians who have given the Lord many areas of their life - they've been great Christians for years, but they just won't give God their finances.  They just can't, or won't for a variety of reasons.  Do you tithe?   Do you give over and above your tithe to support a mission or a ministry that touches your heart or that you are passionate about?  Too many Christians are 'stuck' in the same rut (financially) year after year, decade after decade - and wonder why God doesn't answer their prayers about their finances!! 

I have known many good christian singles who have asked the Lord Jesus into their heart to be their Saviour, many of them have been Christians for years and they too have given Him most of the areas of their lives - except their sex life.  Yep!  They just won't give up sex.  Sex outside of marriage is sin.  Period.  Stop reading the trashy books, listening to the sexually charged music, dressing provocatively and spending the night or living with your boyfriend!!  Keep yourself busy doing things with your friends, or doing things with the church - or join some clubs - hiking, biking, traveling - there are all kinds.  Get active in something that really touches or saddens your heart like visiting people in prison, helping to rescue girls from the sex trafficking industry, or helping serve food at a homeless shelter or food pantry.  I think that one of the greatest things about being single is that I don't have anyone to answer to except God!!  I want to encourage you - don't sit at home and be bored, or "lonely".  Make plans to get out and do things with other people - there are many things that are very inexpensive too!  Email me if you are interested in finding things to do like I have mentioned above.  The list really is endless! Or feel free to email me if you simply want prayer.  Ladies, there is an excellent DVD that you can check out from the library called "No More Sheets" by Juanita Bynum.  You can even check out excerpts from it on YouTube.  

God is the same in this 21st century as He has always been - He doesn't change.  Sin is still sin.  We must stop trying to sugar coat it.  The enemy doesn't have any "new" tricks - they are the same tricks he has been using on God's people since the beginning of time. 

God is calling us to be HONEST with ourselves as well as with Him.  In order to be free, you have to be honest! 

At the end of that verse in 2 Chronicles God says " then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

Praise God, that gives me hope.  That tells me that there IS hope for America.  But we need to pray!! 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

My favorite Essential Oil - Oregano

(some excerpts are taken from the book Modern Essentials - A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils), as well as from WebMD. 

By far, my favorite essential oil is Oregano.  It is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic, antiseptic to the respiratory system, antiviral, and is an immune stimulant.  It contains thymol which is also anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiplaque, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, deodorizing, and has exprectorant properties.  Wowsa, right? 

Oregano essential has been shown to inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as:

escherichia coli (e-coli),
campyobacter jejuni (Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma),
staphylococcus aureus (MRSA),
pseudomonas aeruginosa - These infections are hard to treat because the bacteria can resist many types of antibiotics.  Healthy people often carry these bacteria around without knowing it and without having any problems. Sometimes these germs cause minor problems like swimmer's ear and hot tub rash. But for people who are weak or ill, these germs can cause very serious-even deadly-infections in any part of the body.

E-coli??  Non-hodgkin's lymphoma??  MRSA!!??  Again, I say wowsa!! 

Oregano Essential Oil helps to stimulate your body's own immune system.  Some common primary uses include:

Fungal infections (ie athlete's foot and toe fungus)
Canker sores,
Carpal tunnel syndrome,
Ebola virus,
intestinal parasites,
nasal polyp,
viral & bacterial pneumonia,
staph infection,
vaginal candida,
genital herpes,
viral infections,
whooping cough
chronic bronchitis,
pulmonary tuberculosis,
chronic rheumatism

Personally, I have always been one to get cysts underneath my arms (axillary area) and sometimes behind my ears or in my ear lobes.  Whenever I feel a small cyst beginning to form, I apply 1-2 drops of oregano and 2-3 drops of melaleuca directly on the cyst.  Usually, if I catch them early, they will literally "dissolve" within 24 hours and sometimes overnight.  Sometimes, for the larger ones, it might take several days to a week before they will go away.  I put the oil on them once in the morning (after I have put my contacts lenses in!!) and once in the evening (after I have taken my contacts out!!!)  Always be sure to wash your hands after applying the oil topically - because if you accidently rub around your eye or your nose - it will feel like fire!!

Oregano is a very aggressive oil and is considered a "hot" oil.  If you have sensitive skin, or when you are first starting to use this oil, you should dilute it with fractionated coconut oil, or even olive oil.  (Don't dilute it with water).  In my case, I use the melaleuca to "dilute" the oregano and apply it directly on the cyst.  You should ALWAYS dilute it when using it on children, and you shouldn't use this oil on small children. 

A friend of mine had toe fungus underneath both of her big toes.  Her doctor prescribed Lamisil and told her that it would take at LEAST 14-16 months on Lamisil to clear it up - not to mention she didn't have insurance and it was VERY expensive!!  She began putting 1 drop of oregano on each big toe twice a day (morning and bedtime) and just massaging it into the toenail and surrounding toe area, and it completely cleared up in less than 2 months

I have another friend that has had genital herpes all of her adult life and even though there is no cure for the herpes virus, the medication that the doctors give you that is supposed to help to suppress it (which doesn't always work either, by the way) is about $80 a month (and she even has insurance!!).  She now takes 2-3 drops of oregano oil internally via a capsule (you can purchase 'empty' capsules at any health food store and fill them with the essential oils yourself) and has not had an 'outbreak' in months

As I said in the beginning, I love this oil!  But then, anyone that knows me knows that I love all of my doTERRA Essential Oils!!  They are 100% CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) which means there are no fillers, no synthetic additives, no chemicals or pesticides -- just 100% pure essential oil!! 

If you have any questions, or you are interested and just want some more information, or you want to know how you can purchase these incredible oils for yourself and your family - PLEASE don't hesitate to contact me via my website (email or text, or even a phone call!)   There is also a link on my website to take you directly to my doTERRA page where you can purchase any of the oils and have them shipped directly to your home!! 

Also, feel free to drop me a line and let me know YOUR experience(s) with essential oils!!  I would love to hear your story!!

In good health,
Independant doTERRA Consultant

Saturday, July 21, 2012

AromaTouch Massage - the massage Special for July!

I have recently incorporated dōTERRA's AromaTouch™ Technique into my relaxation massage at the Herb Center.  I have been doing this massage now for a little over a month and EVERYONE just raves about it!!  Seriously! 

Widespread acceptance of essential oils has led many to choose a more natural approach to healing and prevention. dōTERRA® CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils have been recognized as the most therapeutic oils in the world and play a leading role in positive health choices.  This incredible massage was developed to capture the powerful nature of the essential oils.  Each of the oils was selected to be used based on their individual aroma and composition.  The AromaTouch™ technique increases the effectiveness of the essential oils by improving absorption, and enhancing their systemic benefits.

Most individuals encounter factors in daily life, from both their internal and external environment, that have negative effects on their overall health and wellbeing. These negative disturbances cause an imbalance in homeostasis, the natural balance of body systems and health. Even though these disburbances may not directly result in disease, they still cause our bodies to function at a sub-optimal level. The AromaTouch™ Technique works to restore homeostasis, and minimize the impact of these factors.

The technique was created to combat four systemic constants: stress, toxic insult, inflammation, and autonomic imbalance. 

This 30 minute massage is normally $35, but it is my massage special for the month of July so you can experience this incredible massage for only $25.   But don't delay - July is almost over!!

Make your appointment today to come in and see what everybody is talking about!! 

You can book your appointment online at