A simple moment, precious, delightful…to be savored and remembered.
Over the years my husband and I have just about replaced all of our skin care products to ones in the MadeOnSkin care line. These products are simple and wholesome, made with Beeswax, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and essential oils. Builder uses the Bug Block year round, so I always have to stock up before the season ends. And I use several different products, but especially love the lavender lotion bar, goats milk soap and roll on.
My daughters who work as lifeguard use the citrus and lavender hard lotion bars on their feet, to heal the chaffing from water sandals and chlorine.
I can’t say enough about how lovely and healing these products are.
Here are my favorites of the Black Friday Deals:
Lovers of Lavender Gift Set (my hands down, absolute favorite!!)
4 items at a savings of 31% off. That’s a savings of $11.15!!
Plus!! Free USA shipping on this bundle while our stock lasts!
- Lavender Roll-on Bottle
- Lavender Swirl Goat Milk Soap
- Lavender Lotion Bar, Pocket size
- Natural Lip Balm
12 Gifts, Lip Balm Variety — $36.00 and Free Shipping through Friday evening, as long as supplies last.
- 4 of our very popular “Vanilla Dust” scented lip balm, made with natural vanilla oil, beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, and a hint of mica to add some glitter to the balm.
- 4 unscented Natural lip balms, for those sensitive to scent. Only 3 ingredients: shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil
- 4 Peppermint scented lip balms add that ZING! to your lips while nourishing them. These are made with the same ingredients as the Natural lip balms, but with added peppermint oil.
Loving Lotions and Lip Balm Bundle — $41 and Free Shipping, again through Friday and as long as supplies last.
- Lavender seasonal pocket lotion
- Au Chocolat seasonal pocket lotion
- Citrus seasonal pocket lotion
- Beesilk pocket lotion x 2
- 5 Assorted Lip Balms (French Plum, Crimson Rose, Au Chocolat, Peppermint and Natural)
Fit for a Queen Bundle —Bundle contains:
- Lavender Swirl Soap ($7.25)
- Simply Shea Facial Emollient ($11.75)
- Crimson Rose Tinted Lip Balm (retail $6.25)
- Lavender Roll-on (retail $14.95)
- Citrus Lotion Bar (retail $8.95)
- Second Life Hair Butter (retail $18.75)
- Natural Lip Balm (retail $4.00)
There are more deals than these three, but they are my favorite so I definitely wanted to share them with you.
Included in Christ by Heather Holleman is a Bible study that I recently began. this study is different from any study I’ve done on the past and I sense that the Lord is answering a long awaited prayer. Some years ago I shared here on the blog some about my past. Those posts have been taken down, as the healing and growth in my life has continued.
As that healing and growth have continued I have struggled with my identity. I have Struggled to no longer identify as only a survivor. But I haven’t known what that would look like. Over the course of the last two months two books have arrived in the mail that are gently leading me, showing me what my identity is. Isn’t that just how the Lord works?
Included in Christ is an 8-week Bible study, subtitled “Living a New Story From Ephesians.” Living a new story, this idea of taking my story and turning it into something that reflects the redemption and love of God thrills me to the core.
Through this study, I will create a Saviour Story. My story will no longer be about the details of my past, but of the Savior who is taking me out of my “shadow narratives”.
“It …(this study)… fuses what we know about redemptive personal stories with what Scripture teaches us about the reality of who we really are, and it sets us on the path to live daily in the presence of Him who tells the true story of our lives.”
This is a study that a couple of young women are interested in doing with me after the first of the year and I am so excited. May God be glorified as one by one we discover what it means to be Included in Christ and who we truly are.
Thanks to Moody Publishing for this complimentary copy of Included in Christ! All thoughts and opinions in this post I offer in exchange.
Decorating is not a talent or nor developed skill that I possess. But last spring our home remodel was completed with a complete refresh of our living room. Our hardwood floors were refinished, and all new furniture was purchased. I have loved how our living room looks and feels now. Even so, the sweet little touches have been missing.
During a visit to pinterest for crafting and sewing inspiration this fall, I found an idea that caught my interest. Then, during a visit to Joann for some fabric for a different project, the idea took shape!
This plaiditudes brushed cotton is now lovely pillowcovers on my sofa! I took some pillows from our old sofa, and purchased a few more pillow forms. We have two sofas so I wanted a bunch of pillows. We’ve had the choose love and also choose joy pillows for a long time, and I love how all the pillows look together.
This project was so easy and super quick, so I also grabbed a couple of Christmas fabrics and whipped up two more pillow covers.
It feels good to have this project completed, and all the colors look great on our brown leather sofas. The living room is more cozy!
What kind of creative pursuits are you up to?
“Then I became great and increased more than all who preceded me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also stood by me, all that my eyes desired I did not refuse them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, for my heart was pleased because of all my labor and this was my reward for all my labor. Thus I consider all my activities which my hands had done and the labor which I had exerted, and behold all was vanity and striving after wind and there was no profit under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 2:9-11
These words of Solomon many years ago are words echoed still today.
I am reading a new book, Live SoulFULL, and the words in this very first chapter pointed me to Ecclesiastes, and gave me good reason to pause. While my life is full, hard and good, I recognize the ongoing need to slow and evaluate. What am I chasing after? For what am I laboring.
There are many good things that I do, the mundane duties of laundry, all that goes into meal planning, the not mundane activities of teaching, coaching, working to keep the airways clear between my husband and me, my daughters and me. But in all that, for what I am laboring? And from where am I drawing my strength, inspiration and knowledge?
This passage from Ecclesiastes, actually all of Ecclesiastes, has set my mind to working, to searching. What part of my life brings satisfaction and fulfillment to my soul? And there are many days when I feel completely empty, dry. All poured out, no words left. Why am I now running on empty?
“To be empty is to hold or contain nothing.”
” To fill is to occupy space or volume.”
“To be fulfilled and satisfied is to contain and hold all that is possible; to have a need met; to be fully or completely supplied.” ~ SoulFull, Tabot
As I continue to go through this study, I am excited to see how God works within my mind and my heart. He has been faithful, and gentle, and I know that even if I have to cover the same ground yet again, the Father knows just how deep to go each time to cleanse, fill and set me right on the place on the path that I am to be.
Music has a unique ability to cut through the noise of the world and take God’s Word deep into the soul. I’ve experienced this gift many times. I’ve also seen how simply singing Scripture aids memorization, making pathways in the brain.
Live SoulFULL is a gospel-centered Bible study that combines immersive study of God’s Word with a 13 song album of original music. I am loving how the study and the music enhance each other, and enrich my time of study.
This study is created by Scott and Ginger Tabot. I received this complimentary copy of SoulFull from Frontgate Media in exchange for my opinions which are recorded here.
FrontGate Media will be giving away copies of SoulFULL on November 20. Click here for more information and to enter.
the She Reads Truth Bible
I heard a lot about this edition of the Bible last year, but I am so very happy with my simple black NASB that I didn’t give the She Reads Truth Bible any thought.
But! FrontGate Media sent me THIS!
The first thing I did was look it all over. The packaging of this version of God’s Word is just so pretty.
One of the things I love about this Bible are the 66 verses that are artfully lettered, one before each book of the Bible. This one is just before Psalms. Also before each book of the Old and New Testaments are simple reading plans that cross reference chapters of a particular book with other passages in the Bible.
This week I have been reading through Psalms and am appreciating the additional passages for going deeper. Studying in this way has made some connections for praying Scripture, which is the primary way that I pray.
This Bible has other fantastic features as well: nearly 200 devotionals, 35 color timelines, 20 color maps, 11 color charts, a topical index, 2 ribbon markers and wide margins for journaling and note taking.
Thank you to B&H Publishing and FrontGate Media for this beautiful copy of the Hardcover Poppy She Reads Truth Bible, in exchange for my honest opinion told in this blog post.