The Baggage Handler

We all carry our baggage without realizing that it is pulling us down. Three people, Gillian, Michael and David arrive at the same airport, but on different flights. Each person manages to take the wrong bag from the baggage carousel. They each have something to prove while on their trip.

Gillian received an invitation to attend her niece’s wedding and wants to impress her sister, but only has a minute or two to change for a luncheon only to discover upon opening her luggage that it is the wrong one.

Michael wants to be an artist, but his dad has other plan’s for him and sends him to a university to impress the track coach. He has one chance to impress, however upon opening his luggage to take out his running spikes, he realizes that the luggage contains only men’s clothing.

David, a business man who has to save his job, but when he opens his luggage to get his presentation out, he see’s only woman’s clothing.

Each person calls the airport and is instructed to go to a remote location to claim their luggage. Once they get there, the Baggage Handler meets each one of them. He urges the character’s to to think deep down about what “baggage,” is weighing them down. How often do we let life just weigh us down? How often do we “stuff” baggage? The lesson that I took away from the book is that I need to just let go of my baggage, that it does nothing for me to hold on to it.

I related to Gillian, trying to be the best, only to find out that I just need to be my true self. “The baggage Handler smiled again. I’m not talking about dirt or grime. I’m talking about envy and comparison. Your looking at the world through distorted lens.” We are all uniquely made.

The author had me at page one. Short chapters kept me up reading late into the night. I can’t wait till David Rawling’s next book is released. I recommend everyone take the time to read the book.

I received the book from Thomas Nelson publisher in exchange for an honest opinion.

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21 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

Easy peasy lemon squeezy: 21 uses for Lemon essential oil

When your kitchen smells like the ghost of dinners past, you diffuse Lemon. When a child’s sticker leaves residue on your car window, you defy it with Lemon. When you need a little more spring in your step, you dilute Lemon with V-6™ and dab it on your wrist. Life is full of Lemon moments; it’s no wonder this essential oil is a Young Living favorite!

From brightened beverages to sparkling skin, we’re sharing 21 ways to use those little drops of liquid sunshine. Say hello to Lemon essential oil, your new zest friend!

Cheerful aromatic

Whether you’re tackling traffic or battling bad odors, Lemon essential oil’s zesty aroma can shed sunshine on the situation. Its invigorating scent is like the perfect rush-hour playlist—light, bright, and energizing!

1. Snuff out stinky smells by placing a Lemon-infused cotton ball in the refrigerator, bathroom drawer, or trash can.

2. Stay on task when working on that big business presentation or last-minute school project and add a few drops of Lemon to your diffuser.

Lemon essential oil

3. Blast some great tunes on the radio—and Lemon oil in your Car Vent Diffuser—to channel your inner road warrior. Life is a highway!

4. Draw on the energizing aroma of Peppermint and Lemon oils when you need an aromatic pick-me up! Take a drop of each and dilute with 8 drops V-6. Apply the blend to your temples or behind your ears.

5. Look on the bright side by surrounding yourself with this blend’s stimulating aroma.

Skin Care Supestar

Chemical peels have nothing on these lemon peels! Radiant-looking skin is a real thing thanks to Lemon essential oil. Add a few drops to your skin care routine if you’re ready for glowing, gorgeous skin. Remember to use Lemon on your skin only at night or wait at least 12 hours before heading outdoors. Permission to fall in love with more lustrous skin? Granted!

6. Wake up to a complexion that has some serious wow factor by adding Lemon oil to your favorite night cream.

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7. Give your face a hydration hug with a DIY face mask: 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon honey, plus 1 drop Lemon oil. Apply and let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

8. Wash away the day’s stress and impurities with a Lemon-infused cleanser like our ART® Gentle Cleanser.

9. Treat the rest of your body to the skin-smoothing power of DIY loofah soapsand enjoy the sunny citrus scent of this at-home spa experience!

Cleaning wonder

If commercial cleaners had a popularity contest, lemon-scented products would win the gold. Unfortunately, so would products filled with harsh chemicals and toxic ingredients. When it comes to cleaning your home naturally, Lemon essential oil and other natural cleaners win best in show. If best in safe were a category, they’d win that too!

10. Find gum in your child’s hair? Liberate their locks with 1-2 drops of Lemon oil.

11. Discover your resident artist has left crayon drawings all over the bedroom wall? A little lemon oil goes a long way in creating a clean slate!

12. Fight oil with oil—for real! Battle greasy stovetops, counters, and dishes with a mix of Lemon and vinegar. Mix 20 drops with 1 cup white vinegar in a 16-ounce spray bottle and fill to the top with water. Spray those sticky surfaces and wipe clean with a damp cloth.

13. Infuse your laundry with the citrusy freshness of a lemon grove by adding 5-8 drops to the rinse cycle when washing clothes and towels.

14. Use Thieves® Household Cleaner—lemon is a main ingredient!—to get every part of your home sparkling. Check out these posts to learn some tricks for your bathroom and kitchen!

15. Banish hard-water buildup by tackling it with a paste made of baking soda, a little bit of water, and Lemon essential oil.

16. Dreaming of stainless steel sans syrupy fingerprints? Add 3 drops Lemon to a damp rag and polish those appliances to perfection!

17. Sit in some sap while on your great-outdoors getaway? Combine a drop of Lemon with a drop of V-6 and work it into that sticky spot.

Best food friend (BFF)

Lemon Vitality™ is your new BFF—a little bit tart, a little bit sweet, and a lot of citrusy goodness. Add a splash of citrus to your favorite vinaigrette or a burst of lemon to your famous baked oatmeal. Lemon essential oil is the perfect spice cabinet sidekick, whether you’re sipping or sautéing.

18. Convince your kids to eat the sliced apples in their school lunch by tossing them in 2 drops of Lemon Vitality essential oil. Lemon Vitality provides powerful antioxidants and will also help keep those vitamin-packed wedges from turning brown.*

19. Add a few drops of oil to a batch of Grandma’s lemon cookies. It’s a squeezyway to add some pucker power to her classic recipe!

Lemon Vitality essential oil

20. Boost your motivation and your morning smoothie with a drop each of Lemon Vitality and Grapefruit Vitality. This dynamic duo supports your immune system and may help support your weight-loss regimen.*

21. Meet your midday slump with a tall glass of water infused with a couple drops of invigorating citrus flavor. This calorie-free pick-me-up will brighten your day and bring a little sunshine into even the most windowless cubicle.

We can’t get enough of our sunny citrus oils! Grapefruit has skin-cleansing superpowers, Bergamot is a blends rock star, and Orange helps you smile from the inside out!

Rock Your World With Young Living’s Essential Oils.

Happy Spring! On the fence about becoming a member? Young Living’s  Premium Starter Kit with the Desert Mist diffuser, one of my favorite’s is on sale. If you’ve ever wondered about how essential oils can help you, now is a great opportunity to do find out! The Premium Starter kit is on sale for $144. It is a over $330 value. 😮This kit come with what you see plus samples of Ningxia and other goodies, but it also comes with me. A great community of education and support. Just real people doing life and wanting to live free of harmful chemicals. I’d love to help you. ❤️🤗

Devotedly-Jim & Elisabeth Elliot’s Love Story

Their paths to God’s purpose led them together. “Devotedly,” a love story about Jim and Elizabeth Elliot is written by their only daughter, Valerie  who shares her parents letters, personal  journals and pictures. The book reveals how their commitment to follow God ‘s will shaped their missionary work and marriage. Valerie takes the reader on a six year journey of their lives when they first met to their marriage 5 1/2 years later. The devotion each showed towards one another and God is awe inspiring. I highly recommend the book

I received the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion. 

Devotedly-Jim & Elisabeth Elliot’s Love Story

Their paths to God’s purpose led them together. “Devotedly,” a love story about Jim and Elizabeth Elliot is written by their only daughter, Valerie  who shares her parents letters, personal  journals and pictures. The book reveals how their commitment to follow God ‘s will shaped their missionary work and marriage. Valerie takes the reader on a six year journey of their lives when they first met to their marriage 5 1/2 years later. The devotion each showed towards one another and God is awe inspiring. I highly recommend the book

I received the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion.