Lemon Vitality

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What is it? Lemon Vitality Oil supports the immune system! It’s a great pick me up and also adds flavor to savory foods.

How do I use it? I add 1-2 drops to my water in the morning for an uplifting morning boost! I keep it with me during the day so I can add it to water throughout my day. It’s also fun to mix lemon with other citrus oils in your water!

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Made to Crave

This book. Wow. I have heard many people speak positively about Made to Crave, and I now understand why. Aimed towards women, Lysa TerKeurst shares her story of struggling with food and her weight and explains how to relook at food cravings (or any craving for that matter) and focus the craving on God. This book challenges you to reflect on your life and relationship with God, and all of her points are backed up with scripture. It’s an easy read with short paragraphs, and I recommend it to any woman struggling with any craving!

The Power of Habit

I love learning how our minds work, and this book is definitely a peek into that. In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg begins by telling how our brains process habits, then applies it to individual habit creating. He then describes creating successful habits in organizations and societies. I fairly often reflect back on this book in reminding myself how to break old habits and create new ones. He writes in a way that’s easy to understand and can reach pretty much anyone at any stage of life! I highly recommend this book if you’re interested in creating new habits, or just if you simply want to learn a little more about psychology!

Potter’s Hands

“Let go, my soul, and trust in Him. The waves and wind still know His name.”

This song has been stuck in my head all morning on the day of writing this, and I am brought to complete worship by these lyrics from “It Is Well” by Bethel Music (link at end of post).

Letting go is something I have immense trouble doing. I am an ultimate perfectionist and expect complete control over my life. I lIMG_0340augh when I think about the fact that even though sometimes I feel in control, that’s all it is: a feeling. God has complete control of my life. Over and over I grasp for control, yet it never fails that at some point God reminds me that the control is His.

Last night, God gave me a vision of Him using His hands to shape clay into me. It was a messy process with clay caking onto His hands while I was being formed, yet He continued to work on me. He continues to work on me to this day. All off my days, He will continue to shape me into someone who longs to know His heart and strives to do His will. Being human means I will fail time and time again, but by His grace He will reshape those portions of the clay to glorify Him.

I can’t help but wonder if the way I approach life each day would be different if every morning I could just remember that picture of Him forming me, and hang on to that vision throughout the day. How do you think your life would be different if daily you saw yourself being shaped by our Father’s hands?

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

Psalm 139:13-16 (ESV)

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(I do not own the rights to this song.)

Lavender

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What is it? Okay y’all, this is the swiss army knife of oils. It’s used for relaxing due to its calming and soothing aroma. It also supports healthy skin! Use it to boost your physical and emotional health!

How do I use it? My favorite way to use lavender oil is at nighttime! I keep some mixed with jojoba oil on my nightstand and put it on myself and my husband every night! We sleep well and wake up with glowing skin! I also keep a bottle of lavender mixed with peppermint and lemon with me at all times to breathe in for those seasonal nose issues!

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The Language of God

If you’re a bit of a science nerd like me and question how God and science mix, this book is for you. In The Language of God, Dr. Francis S. Collins, who was the head of the Human Genome Project, takes his passion for both God and science and wrote this book in a way that shows the harmonious relationship between the two. I was drawn into this book from chapter one and could barely put it down. He discusses controversial topics such as evolution and the question of if it is even okay for us to continue to learn about the way the world works around us. The Language of God answered many questions I had about God and faith. It’s at the top of my list of books I recommend!