I am pondering on this incredibly beautiful fall morning, do we really understand all the Lord provides? Do we really rest in contentment or do we really always want more? Do we really realize all we have on this earth? Do we really need so many THINGS, STUFF, REALLY?
Something to think about. Something to look at yourself about. And…if changes need to be made, well today is the day!
I look at this place that was built on our ranch this year and this last weekend we finished putting the log stabilizers in place. The roof was being held up by metal poles and support beams that were only temporary and in fact kinda ugly. BUT, they were doing their job and of course, that is more important! Now, with the logs in place, this cute little Tack Shack has a whole new look! A place I could literally call home!What can I REALLY get by living with or without? My hubby and I sat on the deck of this shack looking out and truly I have come to a place in my life I don’t need half of what we have. We both agreed we could move our bed and couch and live in this shack and be totally comfortable. BUT, 10 years ago…I don’t think I could of. I was in a different place. I wasn’t grown up enough in the Lord to stop and rest and be fully content.
In the world of needing and wanting more. I struggle with ones who call themselves believers in Jesus Christ that strive for more. They share “I need more money to pay the bills.” And I think to myself, don’t live beyond your means. I know, I’ve done it. A little-known truth, if you spend more than you make there are consequences. Again, I know, I had them, BIG TIME!
I have also been hearing and reading that one can be so much more “at peace” when you are financially secure. I don’t see that anywhere in the Bible where one has peace because they don’t have to worry about money. “For the love of money is the root of all evil. Some people eager for money, have wandered from the faith and have pierced themselves with many griefs.” 1 Timothy 6:10 Now that is a truth to ponder on yourself. If you own a business, do you share this truth from HIS word or do you share the world’s view? Peace shows up 249 times in the Bible and none of the passage refers to peace in the way the world would define it as. Money is the ROOT of problems and PEACE comes from contentment in all the Lord provides us not what STUFF can provide.
I have lived in a world of wanting more. If I had… then I would….or could…
Not any more. The MORE Jesus I have in my daily life, REALLY the less of the world I desire.
My hubby and I are moving to a slower, easier, lesser lifestyle in homesteading. We are working towards moving to the ranch in just a one bedroom, one living room, one kitchen, one bathroom, above a barn. Simple living, less of the world, and resting in our Jesus in all HE provides.
I pray you too will seek less and encourage others to strive for only more of WHOM can give the abundant lifestyle! Jesus truly, REALLY is the most peaceful place to be!
God bless you as you strive for less!
Love deeper, talk sweeter, and live a peaceful day,
First of all, there are many essential oils out there that are good. There are many that are not. I am not an expert on this area, but found resources that were VERY helpful.
Here is one of my favorite resources on essential oils and herbs:A closer look as explained in this blog and video testing is remarkable!
http://www.essentialoiltesting.com/blog/protective-blendsI also had gone on a blog with a stay at home mom who had also done a ton of research on the subject. I don’t have any issues with MLM’s as I was in 2 of them one for over 15 years and another for 5 years. It really came down to two very important things to me:ONE: They provide listen to this…90DAYS of guarantee Listen to this…EVEN OPEN USED! I don’t know of one company that does that! They say guarantee but only 30 or 60 days AND it has to be unopened. Well…kinda dah there. If you try it and use it, it will be open! So this was a big deal! LOVE that!SECOND: They are less expensive than most companies and they are always running specials. PLUS listen again…FREE SHIPPING IN U.S.!!!! WOW! That is just whipping cream on the cake! I really believe in the company and it’s quality as well!Lastly, how they give to people like us, bloggers. They provide a % that is higher than most affiliate programs. They offer help in all areas of getting us the right information to better help you and again I so appreciate that. We love to advertise for them because they are an amazing company! **When you purchase from us on this site, all proceeds go to our ranch to help others in need. I think you will find this product well worth your experience in the essential oil way of life! We have and of course, have had a much healthier way of life!Here is our HORSE KIT:
(all oils and diffusers find at Rocky Mountain Oils link ad on the side or HERE)We keep on the ranch ready for use!Frankincense(MUST HAVE)PeppermintFirst AidMyrrh Immune Strength(HOT OIL need to use with a carrier oil) Horses love it!LemonAligning (MUST HAVE)Eucalyptus LemongrassLavender (MUST HAVE)BergamotWe also add the carrier oils for Sheath cleaning and message Having a diffuseris also wonderful if you have a barn you in a lot. Our tack shack has one and we love it! It also is a place for crafts for kids so it adds a wonderful atmosphere of relaxation.There are many more we have but this is a good start if you are considering trying essential oils for wellness and care. It has been an amazing journey to use oils instead of traditional medicine. We are thankful for what the Lord has provided!I suggest getting some of the empty amber bottles from them as well so you can blend your own. We make up a bug/tick one we put on the horses before a ride. We also have the roll on so we can put it on ourselves quickly and keep it in our trail pack. I love these. We do have a wooden box we got from HEREBut RMO provides soft ones that are great for the ranch too! We use the wooden ones so we can decorate them as a craft as you can see in the picture above. All are wonderful!
Again these are just ones we use all the time, some every day! If you suffer from congestion or sinus the peppermint and eucalyptus are really a must-have! I put them in steam water and breath in with a towel over my head and it takes the pressure away RIGHT AWAY! Great for any cold that is coming on!So amazing!
Great if you feel a cold coming on as well!
I LOVE RMO!
I love this company and I love their product quality. A very simple and easy choice for our family and hope you find the same results!God bless you, Love deeper, talk sweeter,Lee