What Is Your Drug Of Choice?

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Photo by Gabrielle Allman

I am so thankful, on this fall morning, for the peace and freedom that I am experiencing right now! I have been writing a book and have a deadline for the end of December. It is my story of recovering from an addictive, life altering event.

I have written my journey, in part, on this forum for over three years now. But in the wake of this particular event of my life, I took months off of life, to spend time with The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  I needed to emotionally heal and I am grateful to my family that I was able to do that. My wish and prayer is that every person could have that space of time to recover from what ever trauma they have experienced and I would love to be a facilitator of that in the future, in a greater way than I am presently.

During that time I wrote out scriptures, some quite artistically, and literally plastered my home with them. They would be in front of my face and I would read them, speak them and meditate on them all day. Yesterday, I had the privilege of reacquainting with a woman who had been at my home during the time of my renewal.  She said she will never forget seeing  those scriptures attached to my walls. She said that she used the bathroom while she was at my home and spent time just reading the verses that were attached to the mirror in there. She too had been entangled in something and God was using the means of renewing my mind, to shed light into her darkness as well. This is the ultimate power that is greater than any other pull of the world, but we have to apprehend it.

Our mind is a magnificent created universe with tremendous pathways that can be re directed. I had built unhealthy ruts in my mind through addictive behaviors and they needed to be rewired and healed.

Romans 12:2  says; Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.

I had conformed to the pattern of the world and it was downright painful to pull out all of that construction and rebuild, but God had encouraged me on with every Word that He spoke through His Word to me. Jesus became very real and tangible. During that time He pulled down the strongholds of caring what others thought about me, he delivered me from depression and He showed me, so intimately, who I am in Him.

Another scripture that I wrote down in addition to Romans 12:2, was 1 Peter 1:13.

Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

This passage speaks of doing what ever it takes to focus our thoughts on those things that allow us to serve God successfully, all the while eliminating any thoughts that would trip us up. The Hebrew idea was, to pull up long robes and tie them around the waist so that quick and freeing movement could be made.

Are there things that are tripping you up? Do you feel as if you can never get free from the things that bind you and set you back? Do you have dark corners of your heart that you hide from everyone in the world? I did too. God knows, He sees, and His response is always love. No one loves or cares about you more than Him. His plan is for you to reflect His glory and be His light to others in the darkness of the world. Jesus offers Himself to you right now. He is the way, the truth and the life. I did not only say that, He said that about Himself. (John 14:6) Whoever follows Him will not walk in darkness but have the light of life. (John 8:12) It is the most freeing, spiritual and adventurous journey you can ever take.

He cares about your life, your soul, your spirit  and your eternity and so do I.  He is here for you right this minute, again, no matter how many times you have tried and failed. Ask Him to forgive you and renew your mind and set all of your hope on His grace to you. Make Him your obsession and aim. I am right here with you walking this path of wholeness and I am so thankful for the opportunity.

 

 

Festivities……

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The air is crisp and  vendors creative juices are flowing! Autumn is full of festivities and small towns are a bustle with artisan booths.

We have many decorative aromatherapy bundles for the upcoming festivals and holidays. Our Clear, Healthy Face is paired with our Carrot Seed Facial for healthy glowing skin!

We also have our seasonal Allegheny Woods Hand Soap and Lotion looking and smelling as festive as ever!! These are just a few of the specialized products we make right here in North West PA! Come out and say Hi! We want to hear from you today!

Franklin’s Applefest Friday and Saturday at The Franklin 10-4

Foxburg Fall Art Wine and Food Festival Sunday 11-4

Apple Fest!

The weekend is nearing, and we are gearing up to sell at Apple Fest in Franklin PA! Here’s a sneak peek of the products we’ll be offering:

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Sample-sized bottles for purchasing oils!
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Our proprietary migraine remedy!
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Our popular headache roller.
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A mood-boosting blend to banish the blues!
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Our super effective tea tree gargle.
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All-natural remineralizing toothpaste (with adorable wooden applicators 🙂

Does any of this pique your interest? Come to the Franklin Apple Fest, and find me at the Bindas Lane Alpacas and Gift Shop (1261 Elk Street) from 10-6 Friday and Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday! Hope to see you there!!

Looking Ahead!

Hello everyone! We hope your weekend is going well.

Next weekend I will be selling Honest Aromas products at the Franklin Applefest! Find me at the Bindas Lane Alpacas and Gift shop!

The weekend after that, October 10 and 11, Hannah and I will be at the Zelienople Harmony Country Fall Festival! We will be selling our newest products (featured this week), and Hannah’s been busy knitting wool soap socks with natural soap as well as these adorable little bunnies she’ll be featuring!

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Will we see you at one of these exciting Fall events? We hope we do!