Showing posts from January, 2015

the dilemma of the special needs mama: to expect more or to redefine the expectation

This morning I found myself in yet another medical room with my daughter.  One more specialist, one more opinion, one more door opening to a thousand more questions.  Appointment number three for this week.  Again not anything new for us.

I explain once again my daughter's history.  I explain once again the list of challenges that she faces daily.  I explain once again what I hope to gain from this type of appointment.  I ask some of the same questions I have been asking for two and a half years.  I wonder in my  heart if what I have done is enough.  I try to explain why this particular visit was so long in coming.  "You see, it just hadn't risen to the front of the triage list of all the needs for not just this daughter but my entire family.  But we are here now and we are hoping for some new information on what should come next."  Silently I hope for some great new idea to come spilling forth from their mouth.

I am assured by this new specialist that I am a wond…

essential oIls: worshiping the Creator, not the creation


They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen.  ~romans 1:25
About two years ago I was introduced to essential oils.  It started a ripple effect in our home that has completely changed the way we view what we put into and onto our bodies.  Our diet and the way we approach our healthcare began to change as we sought out more natural pathways for our familiy. Essential oils became a big part of this new philosophy.  The more we experienced using essential oils... the more I wanted to share this gift with others and help them to find answers to questions for their healthcare needs.  
I have seen in this journey how easy it is to start to worship the creation instead of the Creator.  In the pursuit of natural health essential oils, herbal therapies, holistic doctors, different diets or food regimens can start to become an idol of worship.  I am not sayi…