Saturday, January 16, 2010

















Rom 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Lavender love.

Lavender love.
One of my favorite perennials. I have several spots in my garden with lovely mature bushes.

A rite of summer is a daily marauding of my lavender plants for a handful of instantly invigorating blossoms. There's just nothing like them. I also love an occasional cup of tea, tastes just like summer. One of God's gifts to His planet.

"Lavender flowers have long since been used to treat digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety, and restlessness. Until World War I, lavender was used to treat and disinfect wounds. For centuries, English farmers would place lavender flowers in their hats to prevent headache and sunstroke. Women would place sachets of lavender in their closets and wardrobes for fragrance, in addition to using it in potpourri. Hospitals used lavender as an antiseptic and disinfectant to sterilize surfaces and equipment.
Today, lavender is most commonly used for anxiety, depression, mental exhaustion, insomnia, scrapes and wounds, digestive problems, headaches, skin problems and women's health problems. In addition to this, lavender can be used to treat exhaustion, heat exposure, fevers, aches and pains, over-exertion, jet lag, rashes, sprains, sunburn, sunstroke, bruises and burns. It can also be used as a disinfectant and insect repellent. Lavender is an antiseptic, natural antibiotic, sedative, detoxifier." world wide web

Lovely handbuilt soap embedded with lavender. All bars are over 3 oz by quite a few slashes some are 3.5 oz. The fresh scent of real lavender permeates the bar.

Eliza Doolittle: she cleaned up real good.‘Oh wuuudn’t it be loverly.’

Well yes, it is!Hand milled, hot processed handmade soap, not from a commercial base.Each batch is made from scratch using a special formula of lye and a specific weight of calculated oils to provide lots of lather and lots of mildness.

Raw ingredients are used the old fashioned way. These bars retain their natural glycerin and each batch is enriched with Shea Butter and Olive Oil. This soap is not made from a base, it is not melt and pour. These bars are cured specifically according to the hot process method.All my soaps are plant based, never animal fat and I only use high quality scenting oils. I use a bar from each batch for quality control. Please try to keep your soap completely dry between uses to keep it hard and long-lasting.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Haiti earthquake is on my mind today. What devastation. I hear much of the concrete they used in construction was not reinforced, so multi story buildings just dropped floor by floor to the ground below into rubble.

Here's a link to a blog I read often: At home with the farmers wife. She has some firsthand information to relay.

I felt led to give, here's a link to check out who I gave to: I think their expense output is just amazing, the amount they keep as administrative to function on is just phenomenal. (I hope they keep it up for their 09 numbers.)

2008 Revenues
48% Contributions
51% Contributed Goods/Services
1% Other

2008 Expenses
89% Ministry
6% Fund Raising
5% General/Administrative

Samaritans Purse is on the ground in Haiti, and able to function in the devastation so they are able to help. I can't imagine what it's like to not be able to get help at a time like that.

I think the Red Cross is up and running now over there, I'm sure they would appreciate a little extra cash from us as well too. I think it's important that we all give a little.

Deuteronomy 16:17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.

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They say in their shop banner 'Because nice matters'. teehee

I have been on the receiving end of many blessings. May God richly bless you right where you are in all your circumstances!


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