Tuesday, October 30, 2012


But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. Luke 8:15

As believers we are to put the Word of God inside of us. As the Word grows on the inside we begin to have “fruit” or evidence of that transforming Word in our lives. While we are growing and maturing in areas we will have need of patience so we will continue in the Word at all times. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Get Dressed!

As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with… patience.  Colossians 3:12

Patience is one of the characteristics God has put in you, but you need to let it operate in your life. When you became a child of God, in your spirit you are identical to Jesus. Jesus operated in complete patience. As we renew our mind and CHOOSE to operate in patience we are clothing ourselves with the God nature on the inside of us!

Made It! Home Spa Baskets

Here they are all finished and ready to give to someone special. Below are links to make your own:

Wicker Spa Basket
Energizing Spa Basket - Includes:

Mini Spa Set
Energizing Mini Spa - Includes:

Suggested Use / Ingredients Card

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Made It! Bath Salts

The Sugar Scrub was so easy to make, that I still have time before the Lotion Bars are melted. What else should I add to the Spa Gift Baskets? A quick search on Pinterest and I've found something... Bath Salts.

Mix Together:
3/4 Cup Epson Salts
1/2 Coup Coarse Sea Salt
1/4 Cup Baking Soda
6-10 Drops Essential Oils
2-4 Drops Food Coloring (optional)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Made It! Sugar Scrub

The Lotion Bars are slooooowly melting in the crock pot... what to do while waiting?

With the holidays coming and all the extra Whipped Coconut Body Butter and Lotion Bars I have,  maybe I could make some gift baskets, what else should be included in a home spa basket? Sugar Scrub! To polish those rough spots so the Lotion Bar will soak in better. Good idea!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What is patience?

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus. Romans 15:5 

What is patience? Patience is persevering, or enduring without complaining.

This verse tells us that God is a God of patience. 

Now what would God have to be patient about? Well, for starters, he had to wait all through history for the time of Jesus to come to the earth and make a way for us to have relationship with Him… I'm Sure THAT took patience! 

Because we serve a God of patience, and He lives inside of us, then we too can operate in patience. 

Made It! Lotion Bars & Lip Balm

After whipping up a couple batches of Coconut Body Butter and doing some baking there's a little less than 3/4 of a container of Nutiva Coconut Oil left! It's a good thing this stuff has a 2 year shelf life!

Thankfully, there's another lotion recipe at Nourished And Nurtured... Homemade Lotion Bars and Lip Balm. What's hard lotion? It's a lotion that's a solid at room temperature which softens when it comes in contact with your skin. It's designed to heal dry, cracked and chapped skin, making it perfect for those rough spots on my heels, yet gentle enough to use on my lips. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Made It! - Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter

A while back we purchased a huge container of Nutiva Coconut Oil from Costco. I had read that it was great for toddlers to help them get all those yummy healthy fats they need, it's good for mama's health too and has tons of other uses. Little Bear loves it right from the spoon! Mama not so much, I kinda have to hide it, using it in place of oil or butter.

What in the world was I going to do with 78 oz of Coconut Oil? Make Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter of course!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Don't Give Up

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised.)  Hebrews 10:23
When you pray in faith, knowing that God hears you and will answer you.  Don’t allow doubt to creep in.  Your words are very important.  Stay in agreement with God’s Word.  He is always faithful to fulfill His promises to you.  Don’t give up!  Stand strong.  You will see His Will be done in your situation

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Faith. Trust. Believe.

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.  Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.  Mark 11:22-24  

Have Faith in God. Trust in God. Believe in God. We have a source that is greater than ourselves. Notice Jesus doesn’t say we believe we’ve received what we ask for when we see it…  He said to believe you receive when you pray.  When you pray in faith, you are taking God at His word.  You are verbally agreeing with God.  There is nothing too difficult for God to do.