Monday, November 30, 2015

The Meaning of Advent

The meaning of Advent:

Advent means the coming or expected arrival.  It is a time of preparation.  The Old Testament prophets prepared 333 prophecies of Jesus coming.  In the New Testament times their prophecies were carried to fulfillment in the Birth of the Savior.  John the Baptist reminded us to Prepare the way for the Lord.  (Matthew 3:3)

At Christmas, we are preparing for Christ's coming as well.  We prepare our hearts as we seek to focus on the real meaning of Christmas: Jesus is with us.  Emmanuel means "God is with us."  We are preparing our homes to reflect our joy in this season----festive, warm, inviting.

We are preparing gifts for loved ones in other places and preparing for reunions with family members for whom we've been separated.

But we are not the only ones preparing.  God has been preparing Christmas for us.  He has gone to great lengths to establish a setting, a name, a prophet and a women.--each incident a part of His unfolding plan to bring to us Someone Who would save us from our sins.  The Advent Wreath allows us to focus each week on the real meaning of Christmas.  Each week you light one candle in the wreath as you take time to share the wonderful truths of Christmas, the real meaning.
You don't need a wreath or candles only a heart for Christmas, a heart wanting to prepare your family to take a deeper look into the Christmas Account.

Here are some questions you can ask today.

In what ways did God prepare you for the coming of Christ into your life?

How did He use people and circumstances to prepare you to receive His gift of salvation?

Before sending my kiddos off to school I asked them to pray for one person they thought needed Jesus.
My plan is to allow them to give a special gift to that person before Christmas along with a note that tells them that they have been prayed for this season.

What other ideas could you come up with that will help your kids to focus outward this Christmas season?  Comment below, maybe your idea will help another family.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dear David

Dear David,

Happy Anniversary my sweet, incredible, loving, handsome, husband.  I struggle to put words to how much I love you.  You will never know how much you have shown me what love is and how to do it well.  Its crazy to think that 15 years ago we would be celebrating today our 11th anniversary.

Our story is so cool.  We raised 3 beautiful girls and are now God has us raising another 3 kids together.  I listen to our girls talk about you.  I have listened to them talk about how much they love you and how they want a husband just like you.  You came into our lives when we needed you most.  You have been a daddy to all our kids that most kids wish for.  Your special relationship with each of them is so precious for me to watch.  You had missed so many years of our older girls life but you spent everyday asking questions and learning about them.   Today it is as if your were there from the beginning.  I can remember the day that they called you daddy for the first time.  I could see in your eyes how much your heart grew.  They love you so much.

I had not known the Lord that long and was longing to know him more and you helped me.  Your love for him, that you had known for a lifetime, made me want to know Him more.

Many people knew you.  They knew this quiet man who spoke very little words and yet had a servant heart like know one they knew.  You have always been so loyal to all your friends.  You have always lived a life of your yes meaning yes and your no meaning no.  Everyone knows if you say your going to do something you will die trying to make it happen.

It amazing to me that a man who has seen and experienced in his life so much pain can turn that around and give so much love.  You speak very few word in public because you hear very few of them correctly, which has hindered how you say words.  If only every person knew what I knew.  If only they got to hear you speak more openly about your love for the Church, your family, and your God they would know why I love you so much.

We are the couple that many would never expect to be together.  This extrovert who sticks her foot in her mouth much more then most people.  She had just meet the Lord and was raising 3 young kiddos all on her own.   She meets this sexy volleyball playing, children's volunteer who was passionate about life and had know the Lord all of his, introvert.  We had our own plans for our life but praise God He had another plan.

Many saw what we did not see.  We were so happy to just be the best of friends.  I'm so thankful to Curtis and Jennifer for providing a safe place that we could just come and be ourselves.  I loved bible study and hanging out at their house like no place we have ever found sense.  Our love grew for each other there because they loved us and showed God to us like no one, or no one place I had been before.  Wow writing about them makes me miss them even more than I do regularly.
I am so thankful for those days.  Or as Curtis would say, my BD(before David).  Lets not forget me and Jennifer praying in our small group for a good wife for you!!!  Boy did God answer big for you......  :)

David as I sit down and reflect on our life I am truly amaze.  Not about you, not about our marriage while both of those are amazing.  I am truly blessed at how God took this broken momma of 3 and turned my life around.  He took ashes and turned them into this beautiful story, our story, His story.  I was a women seeking and He came to my rescue.  He showed me that while I believed I was unloveable that was a lie from the pit of Hell.  He rocked my world and continues to do so today.

I am in AWE of our great God.  After he showed me Him, He showed me you.  I had never in my life known what unconditional love was.  Not even by my mother or father.  I was looking to my God and expecting only what I had been modeled.  He had a new way for me to relate to love.

He would tell me everyday that His love was forever and that He was not the God I had pictured.   That He was not just waiting to reprove me when I messed up.  I believe that he sent me you to show me more of Him.  To show me just a glimpse of how much He loves me.
I have never been loved so much by a person.  You love me for who I am.  You have never raised your voice at me, you have never talked to me in a tone that was not loving.  God knew what I needed and He gave me you.

I love you so much David Leon Livingston.  I am so glad that I get to live this life with you.  Thank you for loving me and always excepting me, warts and all.  Thank you for gentle talking to me when I mess up.  Thank you for loving my kids like a daddy would.  Thank you for being the head of our house and leading us like Christ leads his Bride.  Thank you for putting up with me, that is 2 full time jobs.

So today on our 11 anniversary I want to tell you how much I respect and love you.  I hope that you know how much you mean to me.

Love always and forever,
Your blushing Bride

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Orange Truffles

Doterra Orange Truffle Recipe

So the one area I have not touched on very much is the ability to cook with Essential Oils.  Yep they help you feel better, stay better and you can use them for cooking.  

So where do I start.......Yep with Chocolate

Is there any place better to start........


So here is a recipe to try.  If you are interested in getting some Orange or Lemon Essential Oil to try these wonderful morsels.

The picture is lemon Truffles, I made orange!!!  

So yummy

A must try

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Monday, March 16, 2015

How to Use.....

One of the questions I get the most is how do I use these oils?  Where should I put the oils?  Here is a video to help you.  

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Babies and essential oils

Can I use essential oils on my baby or young kids? 

Watch the video below and let me know what you think!!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Three Types of Essential Oils

The Three Types of Essential Oils

Three Categories of Essential Oils

Essential oils can be divided up into three categories:

PSM Translated
Let me give you a new way to see these large words.
P for Purify
S for Stop
M for Mend and Repair

The Car Wash:  Phenol Essential Oils
Phenol essential oils purpose is to purify your cells.  Imagine that each cell has a physical door.  Due to chemicals, toxins, and cellular damage from life the door into your cells can become blocked.  When this happens you see the decline of your health.  Cells are often damaged by man-made products and medicines.
Essential oils high in phenols are like a car wash.  These essential oils cleanse the outside of the cell membrane so that OTHER essential oils, like monoterpenes, can then begin to do their job.
Examples of phenol essential oils:
Note:  Phenol essential oils help rid the body of parasites.

Enter the Police: Sesquiterpene Essential Oils

Once phenols have done their work, now the door into the cell wall is accessible.  Sesquiterpene essential oils will enter through the doorway and stop or erase faulty information in your DNA.  You could say that sesquiterpenes are like the police of essential oils.
Examples of sesquiterpene essential oils:
black pepper
ylang ylang

Enter God’s Doctor:  Monoterpene Essential Oils
Thanks to the hard work and messy job of the first two categories of essential oils, along come the monoterpenes.  These oils seek to mend and repair the damage to your cells.  While they won’t reverse aging, they will help to “reset your DNA to factory setting.”  Monoterpenes are like God’s doctor here on earth.
Examples of monoterpene essential oils:

What Do you Do With This Information?
Well, I think we stand in awe at God’s creativity and foresight.
After that?  Evaluate the state of your health.  Are you just beginning your health journey?  If so, you might begin using the “Car Wash” essential oils more than “God’s Doctor” oils. 

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Friday, March 13, 2015


This is one of my favorite oils.  I use this oil when ever I hear the words "mommy my tummy hurts".  Here are a ton of other ways you can use this amazing oil

25 Ways to Use DigestZen:

Acid Reflux
1-2 drops under tongue, in water, or in an empty gel cap.  You can do this several times throughout the day with no adverse reactions. You can also apply to the reflex points on hands and feet – will assist in digestion and nutrient absorption.
Seasonal Head Issues
Apply DigestZen to stomach in a clockwise motion.
Apply to stomach in a clockwise motion.  Use a warm compress over the area.
Yeast Build Up
1-2 drops under tongue or in a small glass of water before eating will help keep the candida at bay.  Sometimes when a person is new to the oils and applys DigestZen on the stomach, the first couple of times a little rash may appear. This is just Candida that was already present in the system and the oil has helped it to release through the skin. Discontinue use on the tummy area and just ingest or apply to the bottoms of the feet.

Rub on bottoms of feet and apply to stomach in a clockwise motion.   (May be diluted in a carrier oil) – for really small babies, just apply to bottoms of feet
Cold/Head Congestion
DigestZen applied on the forehead will help relieve cold and sinus infection congestion, applied along the nose and on the cheeks can relieve more congestion. – Dr. Sue Lawton
Intestine Issues
DigestZen 3 drops, Lavender 2 drops, Melaleuca 2 drops
Can't go to the betApply to stomach in a clockwise motion.
Apply to reflex points on feet and wrists, as well as apply directly to stomach
Esophageal Burning
Apply to wrists and in a clockwise motion on the stomach
Apply to stomach in a clockwise motion.
Upset Stomach caused by bad food
Put 1-2 drops directly under tongue, or drink in a glass of water
Apply at base or bottom of the throat.
Head Tension
For headaches associated with flu, cold, cough or sinus issues, apply DigestZen to bottoms of feet, especially the big toe and the bones behind the ear (may dilute with coconut oil if you have very sensitive skin) on the headache points of the hands and wrists.
Apply DigestZen to wrists.  Can also apply directly to stomach and/or drink 1-2 drops in a glass of water.
Lower Back Pain
Apply to lower back and massage in a circular motion.
Mold (Ingested or Inhaled from the air)
3 drops of DigestZen, 2 drops of Melissa, 2 drops of Lavender, and 2 drops of Oregano in a capsule 2 times a day.
Morning Sickness
Apply 1 drop on outside of ear or earlobes.  (Use with caution during pregnancy)
Motion Sickness
Apply to wrists and/or stomach to ease motion sickness.
Apply to stomach in a clockwise motion.  Apply to bottoms of feet.  Or take on drop directly under tongue or in a glass of water.
Add 2-3 drops to 1 Tbs. fractioned coconut oil, and apply as rectal retention enema for 15 minutes or more. Dilute as recommended, and apply to abdomen and reflex points on the feet.
Head Presure
Apply to stomach in a clockwise motion, or rub across nose.  (This may not smell very good to some people, so rubbing on the stomach would be my first suggestion) J
Dr. Hill recommends DigestZen, Oregano and Lemongrass in capsules 3-4 times a day to heal ulcer and balance H-Pylori that may have been the cause.
Throwing Up
Apply to wrists and in a clockwise motion on stomach

PS: The advice shared here has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. Kindly understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Earache what to do?

Essential Oils for Earaches 

How great that we can treat earaches without going to the doctor! I have heard several amazing stories of how essential oils have soothed and healed ear aches. I have used the now on my son and on my granddaughter, I am thankful to have this protocol on hand. Did you know that 2 drops of Lavender and 2 drops of Melaleuca cost around  $0.64! Compare that to the car gas, your time, co-pay, and the cost of antibiotics! And guess what, this is natural with no side effects and can be done in the middle of the night when you baby wakes up crying and pulling at their ear.

Essential Oils I Use.......

2 drops Lavender
2 drops Melaleuca

Add to cotton ball and put into ear (never put oils directly into ear canal.) Gently secure with tape if necessary and leave in ear overnight. You can also apply the oils around the ear (in front, behind, and along jawline) every 15-30 minutes at the first sign of symptoms, working up to every hour.

*Add in BasilFrankincense, and Grapefruit for additional relief. 

I would not trust just any oils on my family.  We use Doterra Essential Oils.  And because they go to the source for their oils so should you.  Contact me to find out how to you can get your families oils.   

Monday, February 2, 2015

I've signed up, What should I do now?

I've signed up, What should I do First?

I've signed up with DoTerra, as aWellness Advocate, what is the first things that you need to do?

1. Make sure your back office is set up. – you will receive an email that will link you to your virtual office (
a. DASHBOARD – Will show you your Loyalty Reward Point (LRP) Standing, your Qualifications, your Earnings
b. SHOP – Where you can adjust your LRP monthly order, and make additional purchases
c. TEAM – Find the details of your Organization
d. MESSAGE CENTER – Where you can SEND and RECEIVE messages and notifications
e. WEBSITE – Immediately visit this section and establish your Business Site Name. You can order business cards (a suggested site to order cards: ). With cards you can have people visit your site and order products. If they order you will receive a 25% commission. 
2. Once you receive your packet and initial oils, ENJOY THEM!  Realize that you have an amazing product in your hands.

3. Write down every question you have about what you have received. In the beginning you will have a lot of questions. ITS NORMAL!

4. Visit and sign up so that you can watch videos and begin to educate yourself.
Please contact me if you have questions.  
I get asked questions about how to use the oils all the time and asked the question myself when I started this journey.  The answer that I will give to you is the exact one told to the bottles and just start.  Make sure you have a Modern Essential book it will be your Essential Oil Bible.

Friday, January 16, 2015

DIY Teething Blend

I figured it was about time that I made a roller bottle because they are just so convenient (especially for oils/blends that you reach for time and time again.) 
If you have a baby or a GRAND baby who is teething or going to start teething this is the blend for you.  

DIY Teething Blend

10 drops Lavender
10 drops Roman Chamomile

Add oils to a 10 ml roller bottle and top off with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Easy peasy. Gently shake before use, and apply to jawline. You can even roll a little on your finger and apply to baby's gums.

Let me know if you try this blend.  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

How to Purchase Essential Oils

dōTERRA Purchasing Options

I love dōTERRA! Not only are the oils beautiful, pure, balanced, and powerful but their healing potential is so outstanding that you can’t help but want to shout it from the rooftops and share these natural medicines with all your loved ones.
dōTERRA offers us the wisdom and power to heal our bodies and inspire our loved ones to do the same.
doTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils and essential oil wellness products are sold exclusively through Independent Product Consultants who, working from home, introduce, educate, mentor and sell dōTERRA products for which they receive sales commissions. The dōTERRA home-based business opportunity represents a part-time income for many Independent Product Consultants who share their personal enthusiasm for our products with friends and associates via in-home demonstrations and by referring people to personalized web shopping sites.
To learn more visit Doterra's website
Wholesale Customer / Consultant: Best value for product users and business builders!
Click here to buy wholesale!
(Select “Join at the top and then click on new Wellness Advocate”)
One of the most common questions asked is “Do I have to promote or sell doTerra products in order to set up a wholesale account”? The answer is absolutely not. The wholesale program is in place to offer product users and business builders deeper discounts on dōTERRA’s many wonderful products. The wholesale program allows you to purchase products at 25% off retail prices. If you’re only interested in using dōTERRA products for personal use, but want to save money on all purchases, great. If you’re interested in building a business and taking advantage of the dōTERRA opportunity, wonderful! There are many advantages of being part of the team, including 100% support, training and a proven marketing system to help build your dōTERRA business.
If you’re interested in the wholesale account because you want to earn uni-level commissions, fast start bonuses, team bonuses and take advantage of the dōTERRA opportunity then a monthly 100pv autoship order is required. We know that building a business takes time and spending $100 per month before you even have a team in place is unrealistic to most. So there is no obligation to start the autoship program until your business is growing and you can recoup some or all of your investment in commission checks. This could take some 30 days – others a year, it doesn’t matter. You build your business at your pace!
The cost to open a wholesale account is $35.00. All wholesale accounts come with a free business website and virtual back office where you can place orders, track orders, access product information and business building tools. The only obligation to keep your wholesale account active so you can continue to enjoy 25% off on all dōTERRA products is you must place one order per year (no set amount) and there is a $25.00 per year renewal fee, but dōTERRA sends you a free 15ml bottle of their delicious Peppermint oil to offset the cost, so really only pay $5.
Advantages of opening a dōTERRA wholesale account:
  • Saving 25% off retail prices on all dōTERRA products
  • Cheaper than a Costco/Sam’s membership, plus you get money back (commissions).
  • Track and place orders through your own private virtual office.
  • Take advantage of the dōTERRA opportunity, if you want to.
  • Earn reward points for FREE dōTERRA products by participating in the Loyalty Rewards Program
  • Receive your own dōTERRA personalized business and shopping website. No monthly fees!
  • Free marketing tools and training provided by dōTERRA.
  • Share the life enhancing power of essential oils with your family and friends.
  • Sponsor new consultants or customers and receive bonuses on their product sales and their personally sponsored Consultant product sales.
  • Proven marketing system to help build your dōTERRA business.
  • Enjoy the tax advantages of owning your own business.
  • Be a part of a inspired group of Consultants dedicated in helping you succeed.
  • No monthly fees
  • dōTERRA is becoming a global movement
  • Highest quality essential oils in the world – Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade
  • Make a real difference in peoples’ lives
  • Save money on doctor visits, hospital visits, co-payments, prescriptions, etc.
Preferred Customer: Good value!
Click here to join as a preferred customer.
(Be sure to select “Join as a Preferred Member”)
This option is great for those that just want to enjoy the benefits of dōTERRA Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils and save money on every purchase. As a Preferred Customer you can purchase products at 20% below retail prices. There is a one-time $10.00 fee for this option but there are no minimum order amounts. With this option, you are not allowed to promote or sell dōTERRA products or take advantage of dōTERRA’s incredible compensation plan.
Benefits of Preferred Customer:
  • Savings of 20% off retail prices (a one-time fee of $10 is required)
  • Earn reward points for FREE dōTERRA products by participating in the Loyalty Rewards Program
  • Order online direct with your Preferred Member ID
  • May upgrade to wholesale account for $25 at any time
Retail Customer:
As a retail customer you will be purchasing dōTERRA products at retail pricing. There is no membership cost associated with a retail account.
(Push shop at the top of the screen and begin to pick your product)

Friday, January 2, 2015

I don't do feet.....

So if you have known me for any amount of time you know that I don't like feet.  Feet and me just have a dislike for each other.  
With that said I took an Aroma Touch Massage Class while back to get certified and guess what??????
In order to get certified you had to perform an Aroma Touch and you have to be given the massage.(yep some touches your feet)

Well, long story short......I had to touch someones feet I did not even know.  Thank you Lord she had small feet and they kind of reminded me of a child's feet.   
Anyway I spent the whole time praying for this beautiful women and that I would not throw up.  
 God Loves me I made it through!!

Any Who, there is a lot of talk about putting Essential Oils on your feet.  I find this fascinating.  Why?  the feet, have you looked at those things YUCK.

God did something amazing with those two things we walk on.  He put tons of pores on them.

Did you know there are 4,000 pores on the bottom of our feet? When you apply essential oils to the bottom of the feet it hits your blood stream in 30 seconds and goes into each cell in 20 minutes. The oil can pass through the lipid membrane of the cell because it's made of oil.   

This is amazing to me.  Sometimes people don't want to use oils because they feel they will have to wait to long for results, like with tension in your head.  This is just not do the oils hit the blood stream and start doing their thing in minutes. WOW

So where on the feet should you put the oils? 

I'm including a chart to help you know where to apply the oils.  

If you are interested in learning more about Essential Oils, want to try a sample of an oil, or want to know how to take charge of your own health care contact me I'd love to help you.  
Now you have the chart, what oils do you need?  Let me Know!!!