Autumn Hayfield diffuser blend

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Do you have a diffuser? It’s not the same as a humidifier. Run your humidifier in the other corner of your room to add moisture into the air and run an essential oil diffuser in the room along with it. Here’s why: All about essential oil diffusers

The Arborvitae, Cinnamon & Clove in this blend will inhibit viruses, bacteria, mold and other pathogens in the air. If you live in the country or if you ever did, like me, it will bring back warm memories of long summer days with children playing outside, hay bales out in the field with white tailed deer gathering at the edges of the woods waiting till dusk to come and graze in the field of fresh cut hay. It reminds me of the early fall garden harvest, home cooked meals with canned green beans and apple pies, fall craft festivals and thoughts of Christmas around the corner.

All this from a diffuser! How does that work? When you put essential oils into the air, they travel to the limbic center in the brain and cause relaxing neurochemicals to be released. We all need more of that, huh?

Do you need a diffuser?  You can purchase one HERE.

If you do, email me and I’ll help you get started with essential oils and I’ll send you some essential oil blends for your new diffuser!

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God Can Be Trusted

2 Corinthians 5:, 6, 7, 8 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (FOR WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT).  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. “And though God is here with us, by His Spirit, yet we are not with Him as we hope to be. Faith is for this world, and sight is for the other world. It will be our duty and it will be our interest, to… more…

Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind

“And be not conformed to this world:

but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,

that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” 

Romans 12:2

 

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The world has a much different way of thinking, acting and handling life than God would have for His people. The way worldly people act is so predictable, it is a PATTERN. So we have the world’s pattern and God’s pattern. They couldn’t be more different!

 

Be Transformed By First Recognizing the Need to Change

 

For example, the world says hate your enemies and destroy them.

God says love your enemies & pray for those who spitefully use you. If they are hungry give them something to eat. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. We are also to “pour burning coals upon their heads” (which is a phrase that sounds like we are doing wrong to them), but it is actually in the same thought as giving food and drink, but is for giving them hot coals to carry home when their own fire has gone out.   (Matthew 5:43-48, Luke 6:8, Romans 12:20, Proverbs 25:22)

What does this example tell us? It tells us at the very least, the world is stingy and the people of God are generous!

There are soooo many examples in the Bible of living the way Jesus would have us live and how different it is from people who do not know the love of God. You might think it is impossible to act that way and  you would be right! You can’t do it. I can’t do it. But the Holy Spirit can! It is the job of the Holy Spirit to teach us and guide us in the way we can go.

 

You Cannot Transform Yourself!

 

Your first step is to pray and ask God to show you where you are conformed to the world. Pray like this, “God, please show me all the ways I am conformed to the pattern of the world. I don’t want to act and think like the world. I want to act and think like Jesus. Transform me into someone whose life pleases You. I love you Jesus!”

Now you can be sure the Holy Spirit will begin this work and it will be remarkable!

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Here is a line drawing of a brain. You can right click, save it to your computer and drag it onto a blank document. From there, you can size it to fit on your Bible the size you want it to be. Put your printed sheet under your Bible page and you will be able to see it well enough to trace it. I didn’t try to get all the inside lines perfect, just enough so it was easy to tell what it was. I mostly wanted the drawing for the shape of it. I am not an artist, but I know how to get around my limitations!

 

 

 

Thanks to Rebecca R. Jones’ inspiration, which can be found here.

His Banner Over Me is Love

“His banner over me is love”. Song of Solomon 2:4     There were soldiers in armies of long ago who were called “banner bearers”. Banner bearers were used to attract warriors to group up together and stay together as they were guided forward into war.  You may not think of a banner of love having a military meaning. The banner of the Lord is LOVE and The King overshadows His beloved with love, guiding and protecting His people “by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on… more…

Fear God and Give Him Glory

Revelation 14:7

Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him;

for the hour of his judgment is come:

and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea,

and the fountains of waters.

 

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I did not grow up in a Christian home.

My parents had a form of godliness, a (mostly) moral lifestyle, but did not go to church or take me to church. I did not hear the gospel until I was around 19 years old and went to spend the night with a friend who had joined Campus Crusade for Life. She opened up a Bible and told me about Jesus out of the book of Matthew.

I listened eagerly to everything she said. I believed. But I do  not remember her telling me that there was something I had to do. I had to acknowledge my sin, feel remorse for it and ask forgiveness from God. I had to pray and ask Jesus to be Lord of my life. So I left her house not knowing much more than when I arrived.

A couple years later, I heard the gospel again and it came with an admonition for action. OH! Now I know what to do. And I did it. I asked God to forgive my sin and I knew I had something more to do. I had to learn how to serve Him. That was 1977. I’m still learning and doing my best to be a doer of the Word, not just a hearer only.

A friend I worked with 1977 gave me a Bible. She told me to read Revelation. (Odd choice of a suggestion for Bible study to a new Christian. I would recommend Matthew…but anyway…)

God knew what He was doing. Of course. I read Revelation and it scared me to the core. I did not want to be here and I wanted to know what to do to avoid it. As the years went by, of course, I learned more of what was in the Bible, but the FEAR of God is a big part of what has kept me!  We ARE to FEAR GOD! 1 Peter 2:17

The Fear of God Makes a Good Foundation for Our Faith

 

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Psalm 111:10

It is the …beginning of knowledge.  Psalm 1:7

We are to …perfect holiness in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 7:1

We are to …serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear… Hebrews 12:28

So reading Revelation gave me a very healthy fear of disobeying God. Of course I understand His love! But I also see Him as the Judge of all the earth and I know there comes a day SOON when He is done tolerating what is being done by wicked sinners, the apostate church and the lukewarm prosperity-seeking Christians who have made mammon their god.

From the very beginning of my walk with Jesus, and before I ever read this verse in Matthew, I felt this way:  …Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

I have read Revelation many times. Are you familiar with those events that are not far off? Do you fear God? Does your life give Him glory? If not, this video is a very good description of what is about to fall on planet Earth and unless you know Jesus and serve Him in reverance and fear….YOU will face it.

 

Be Still My Soul

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This is one of my favorite hymns. The lyrics could not be more perfect for everything that comes our way. No matter what happens, God will be faithful to you. The wind and waves still know His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below. Through the storm, we will come to a joyful end. I painted several pages in my Art Journal just to have a place to put these lyrics. This book I am working on is from the public library. It is a discarded book and is over-sized. It measures 9″ x 12″ and gives me a great… more…