Chosen People: A Must Read

“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation….” Hana Abboud, a Christian Arab Israeli who practices law in Georgia is asked to represent a family whose wife and daughter were killed by terrorists in Jerusalem. When her boss is contacted by Jakob Brodsky, a young Jewish lawyer who is pursuing a lawsuit on behalf of the women’s family under the US Anti-terrorism laws, he calls on Hana’s expertise to take the case.

The case involves finding parties involved in terrorism and bringing them monetarily to accountability. They must dig into the past of the terrorist and find connections. The plot deals with the realistic, gritty and horrifying world of terrorism, but shines a light on the importance of faith and hope. I’d recommend this book to suspense and romance lovers.

I fell in love with the characters, little did Hana and Jakob know the impact this case would have on their own lives. Jakob finding his life in danger, find’s Christ and Hanna knowing the gospel finds grace.

BookLook Bloggers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review

Premium Starter Kit


🙂🙂Four years ago I discovered this kit & TODAY thru the 14th, its 10% off!

I had been introduced to oils through a very close friend and had been looking for alternative ways to take our wellness back. We had one daughter & was tired of feeling sick all the time. After being confronted on many different side effects of big pharma, I quickly realized the difference & it transformed our lives. Not only were the oils helping me get our family to a place of wellness, but giving me the opportunity to contribute to our finances & work towards freedom. Plus, science. I can’t argue with science. Who knew so much power resides in plants?
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But why Young Living? Everywhere we look there are oils, they’re basically in any store. But here is the deal, Seed to Seal. No one else has it. NO ONE. Call your essential oil company, ask them this question, “Where are your farms located and can I visit them at anytime?” if their answer is not “Yes!”, that’s not the company you want to be using. ⁣⁣
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So if you’re anything like I was four years ago, wanting to makechanges, but unsure & skeptical, I’m here for you and I want to help you, because I understand.


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Do Essential Oils Stain


Do essential oils stain?

From aromatherapy to workout recovery, you can use essential oils in some pretty cool waysGeranium reduces the appearance of fine lines, Lemon essential oil is perfect in DIY garbage disposal freshenersLavender oil promotes feelings of calm and relaxation, and our VitalityTM essential oils spice up your cooking. Pure essential oils are an important part of any routine, whether you’re talking skin care, cleaning, relaxation, or overall wellness. To help ensure your day is free of oil-related mishaps, we’re answering your questions about whether essential oils stain clothes and other fabrics. 

Blue Tansy essential oil

Q: Do essential oils stain? 

A: Other than the exceptions listed below, pure essential oils do not stain. Because they are volatile, the oil evaporates without leaving a grease stain on clothes or fabrics like you could get from a drop of carrier oil. Young Living’s pure essential oils don’t leave a greasy mark. 

Q: Which essential oils stain? 

A: Though pure essential oils don’t leave an oily spot, a handful of oils can leave a stain due to thenaturally occurring darker or yellowish coloring from the original botanicals. So be careful using these essential oils around your favorite white layering tee or Grandma’s heirloom linens.

Oils that stain due to a natural dark color: 

Oils that stain due to a natural yellow color*:

Myrrh essential oil

*The yellowish color fades, but you’ll still want to avoid using it around your whites. 

Q: How can these essential oils stain? 

A: Applying any of these oils directly on white fabric will leave a stain—which is okay if you’re trying a new tie-dye project. If tinting your t-shirt isn’t the plan, avoid doing the following with these oils:

  • Applying directly to the skin and then putting on clothes before the oil absorbs 
  • Adding to your laundry
  • Spilling on clothes or other fabrics

Q: How can I use the darker-colored oils? 

A: While it’s true that these essential oils have potential to stain, their bottles are full of powerful benefits. If used with care, you—not your clothes—will be golden! Here are a few ways you can use darker-colored oils:

Tangerine essential oil
  • Add a drop of Blue Tansy to your moisturizer to dilute its color and help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
  • Diffuse Jasmine to fill your home with a rich, sultry aroma.
  • Combine German Chamomile with our V-6TM Vegetable Oil Complex to enhance your massage.
  • Make a set of DIY bathtub crayons that double as soap.

FYI, these oils may stain your diffuser depending on the oil and the amount you use. Be sure to clean your diffuser after each use; check out this post for some helpful tips!

Q: Can I use essential oils as a stain remover? 

A: You’re in luck! We have a recipe for a stain remover stick made with Lemon essential oil and Thieves® Laundry soap. You can also use essential oils, and a few other natural ingredients, to clean up after your pets

BTW, some of your favorite blends include darker oils that could stain, like Peace & Calming® and Valor®. Remember to read the labels before adding them to your laundry!


Shaped by God’s Grand Story

“The Bible is the most important book the world has for all generations. The Bible is our guide to faith and life. Nothing can compete with it or improve it. But in Dr. Yuan’s Holy Sexuality and the Gospel, you are holding in your hands the most important humanly composed book about biblical sexuality and godly living for our times.” Rosario Butterfield.


I was not sure what to expect when I started reading Dr Yuan’s book. The author “came out” as gay to his parents and the book talks about the journey that led his parents to Christ and finally, the author as well. He shares insight and wisdom to sharing the gospel with those who are gay/lesbian, loving our neighbors even when we don’t agree with their life style and God’s heart for relationships and sex.


The book was a quick read the author discusses holy sexuality-chastity in singleness and faithfulness in marriage, shatters the paradigm of gay and straight, and points us towards the biblical standard of sexuality.


I received this book from Waterbrook/Multnomah in exchange for an honest opinion.

Faith Among The Faithless

In Among the Faithless,” the author writes about the love story of Esther and connects it to the post-Christian world we live in today. Can Christianity survive in a secular age? Can Christians live without compromise in an increasing hostile society? And what if they’ve already given into that society’s vision and value?

The author answers these questions by pointing out the parallels between our world and the story of Esther. A tale of sex, ego, and revenge, the book of Esther reveals a world where God seems absent from everyday life- a world not unlike our own. Christians are just as likely to divorce. Christians are just as addicted to porn as non-Christians. Christians are just as obsessed and addicted to social media and other things of this world.

Have you ever compromised your identity to get somewhere in life? How much of your identity have you compromised? Esther is the only book in the Bible where God’s name isn’t mentioned. Cosper says at the end.

I believe that’s why God is ‘hidden’ throughout the story. It is the story of a group of people finding their way back to God through a darkened world; finding their voice for faithful, vulnerable witness; and seeking to ensure that the generations after them don’t make the same mistake.”

I received a copy of the book from Booklook Bloggers. All opinions are my own.

Reindeer Games

Day 8: Reindeer Games


You’ll be shouting out with glee once you try this diffuser blend! Diffuse this blend of Christmas essential oils, and you might become as famous as the red-nosed reindeer himself!


#reindeergames #diffuserblend #youngliving #lovemyoils #rudolphtherednosedreindeer

A Letter To Santa

Day 7: A Letter to Santa


There’s nothing like the Christmas joy in a child’s letter to Santa. Bring that happiness into your home with a diffuser blend that combines the brightness of citrus, the fresh scent of a forest, and a warm floral aroma to keep things cozy.


#diffuserblend #alettertosanta #lovemyoils #chemicalfree #christmasjoy

Better Not Pout

Day 6: Better Not Pout


This delicious essential oil diffuser blend brings the comforting scent of holiday goodies to the air! Sweet citruses and warm spices will make your home smell like your favorite bakery; whether you decide to actually bake is entirely up to you.
#diffuserblend #betternotpout #youngliving #chemicalfree #lovemyoils #Christmastime 

Day 5: Candy Canes and Silver Lanes


It wouldn’t be Christmas without the classic candy cane! We love its festive red and white stripes that burst with delightful peppermint flavor. Try this diffuser blend for a calorie-free way to enjoy the nostalgia of this favorite holiday candy!


#candycanes #younglivingessentialoils #chemicalfree #favoriteholidaycandy #stressaway #christmasspirit #peppermint #diffuserblend

Gary’s Far Flung Adventures

https://www.dgaryyoung.com/explorer/

I am honored and humbled to share D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils.

In the pursuit of essential oil knowledge and innovation, Gary’s travels became a saga of many dangerous situations, unusual solutions, and determination. That determination took him to Shabwa, the ancient capital city of Queen Sheba, hidden from the world in the “Forbidden Zone” of Yemen; to the unknown tribal land of frereana frankincense in Somalia; to the tops of the Al-Hasik Mountains in Oman; deep into the jungles of the Amazon; to Sri Lanka to find the elusive blue lotus; and to many other previously unexplored places looking for the hidden secrets of God’s essential oils.

 



Dasher And Dancer

#DasherAndDancer, #youngliving, #diffuser blends, #northernlightsblackspruce
Day 2: Dasher and Dancer
If a sleigh ride with Santa is on your bucket list, you’ll love this seasonal diffuser recipe. The smells of citrus, tea tree, and spruce with a dash of peppermint will have you feeling like Kris Kringle’s co-pilot on Christmas Eve.
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