Friday, July 21, 2017

Reflections on Motherhood

A friend shared this graphic many weeks ago and it really resonated with me. So often, I feel pulled in many directions, and there is always a “to-do” list in my head that seems a mile long, which can result in feelings of being discouraged and overwhelmed if I let it. With 4 little children 4 and under, including a nursing baby, who all have MANY needs, with meals to crank out, dishes to then wash, laundry to keep on top of, spills to clean up, floors to vacuum and sweep, homeschooling lessons to teach, a toddler to keep out of mischief, a Plexus business to maintain, church ministries to prepare for, a husband to help, chickens to care for, flowers to water, and, oh yes - I must get some sleep too! can be hard to take the time to SLOW down, put the tasks on hold, and just BE with my children. To simply delight in their delights. To have fun with them and not just dish out instructions, discipline, and lectures all day long. I am really trying to be intentional about savoring these little years. To let my toddler push the buttons on the washing machine and watch his little face light up with a grin. To push my oldest on the swing so his feet touch the branches of the tree and he feels exhilarated. To let my 3-year-old cook in the kitchen even when it means the job takes longer and will get messier. To slow down long enough to talk to my baby and watch him giggle. I really believe there is great truth in the words of this picture. Now, to live it out every day; that is my heart’s desire! All I can say is, praise God for His beautiful, wonderful grace, which gives strength and hope in the midst of the craziness of life!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Clear Skin is Rooted in Gut Health!

I wish I had known back during my teens and twenties when I struggled with pimples that it was an issue rooted in the gut! Instead, I tried lots of different things to treat only my skin. Everything from essential oils to colloidal silver to various cleansers. The only thing that ever worked to keep the problem somewhat under control was ProActive...but it never took it away, and now I shudder to think of the harsh chemicals I was putting on my face for all those years! What a wonderful thing it would have been to have had these fabulous Plexus gut health products to target the root issue instead!
This is Jennifer Maier's story:
"1 year ago I started my health journey. I was skeptical. After all, I tried everything, I would spend up to $500 a month on my face. I would get the microdermabrasion laser and chemical peel done to my face. Plus, I would buy acne products that would cost $100 a month. The dermatologist were in shock that nothing was working. It would help control it but it would not go away.
Knowing I had a hormonal problem I was so tired of spending so much money on my face and started seeing my friend post about gut health. Out of desperation I started taking the products she recommended. I wanted to quit the first 2 weeks of taking the product. I did not like the way it was making me feel. I realized I had a dirty gut and it was cleaning me out. It did take 3 months to notice my blemishes started going away.
I realized that the product had been working in other areas too. I did not take it for weight loss. I look at pictures from last year and notice I lost inches, it’s also helped me sleep throughout the night. It feels so good when people come up to me and tell me how beautiful my skin looks. You have to be consistent with the product. What will your journey be like? These are two pictures of me before and after being on the products!"