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160110 NO Condemnation

Romans 8:1-4 (1) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spir...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

160211 New Blog

Today, I started a new blog for political posts. This blog will return to just oils, family, and maybe some Bible. The new blog is located at livingandenergetic.blogspot.com


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

160210 Oils Specific to My Needs

If you know me, you know that I dislike chemical medications. Instead, I use essential oils, and have been happy with their properties. What follows is a list of the specific oils I use daily in my own life. Research you own conditions to discover what methods work best for your medical needs. In no way, nor in any fashion should this be construed to medical advise.

  1. Diabetes - After an attack of pancreatitis in 2010, I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. I consulted a doctor, who told me that I can avoid Metformin if my blood glucose readings remained between 80 and 100. This reading was to be taken as soon after waking as possible. Between diet and these Young Living Essential Oils, bg has remained within range. I take four drops of each with meals, three times per day. Every diabetic is different and will respond differently! I found through trial and error that these oils work for me.
    1. Clove
    2. Fennel
    3. Ocotea
  2. Despite strict adherence to calorie counting and exercise within the framework of TOPS, I kept gaining weight after the incident in 2010. Smelling one of the following oils as needed helps to curb cravings. It's not a magic bullet, but usually helps my resolve just enough to stay on the diet.
    1. Black Pepper
    2. Ginger
    3. Grapefruit
    4. Spearmint
  3. Cataracts are starting to develop, so I put a drop of Frankincense around my eye-sockets three times per day. 
  4. Hypertension. All my life, I've had low-average blood pressure. It was amazingly consistent until several years ago, when the other medical problems started to present themselves. For high blood pressure, I place a drop or two of Ylang-Ylang over my heart, and another drop in the center of my left foot, which is the Vita Flex point for the heart.
  5. Cedar Fever brought a terrible ear infection this year. I lost my hearing and suffered great pain. The doctor prescribed antibiotics, ear drops, Flonase, Albuterol, and Prednisone, but they did not end the infection. I diluted Basil Essential Oil 1:3 with sesame oil and put three drops of the mixture behind my ear and down my jaw line. My hearing has greatly improved. The Basil makes me feel better. Peppermint and Wintergreen help me to breathe without all the chemicals. 
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

160209 What Do People Read?

This is just curiosity. What do you read for free, and what would you pay to read? We all read, and most of us do some kind of writing, because what good is a blog if you don't put your fingers to the keyboard once in awhile?

For instance, I read a lot of non-fiction. I have found that my taste for fiction waned after I started having children almost twenty-five years ago. I watch videos of movies and old TV shows to get fiction, then read magazine articles, blog posts, and non-fiction books. Currently, most of my non-fiction is science, politics, or political science. My fiction is mostly science fiction or suspense. (Fantasy usually gets lumped with science fiction, but I prefer the sciency stuff.)

I pay for books (non-fiction).
I pay for magazines (non-fiction)
I pay for videos (fiction).

I do not pay for blog posts.
I do not pay for YouTube, nor any other online service. I simply view their free stuff.

Please leave an answer in the comments.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Communist Manifesto - a Leading College Read

I read it when I was 16, but it was one of several texts that confirmed for me that Socialism and Communism were unworkable. I remember thinking, "It sounds like a nice idea, but human nature would prevent it from ever working." Years later, while studying the Word of God, I realized that Marx had given a secular version of Acts 2:42-46. Without the benefit of an underlying set of godly values and love for one another, "sharing" becomes a vehicle ripe for abuse and control because giving is no longer a free will choice under socialism. As much as some people dislike Christianity, and as much as some churches assert, the Bible says sharing is a choice: 
2 Corinthians 9:7
(7) Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity...

For more than forty years, I have opposed Communism. In 1975, I started learning Russian in order to see into their national thought and to study their history. I have met and talked with several immigrants and defectors. Because of this, I taught my children to dissect Progressive slogans. Freedom seems like a no-brainer for me, but far too many who already have freedom want to throw it away for a seemingly nice idea that won't work.

Monday, February 1, 2016

160201 Reasons to Use Essential Oils

A testimonial like this encourages me to continue using the oils. Yes, she takes and has taken a lot of oils at once, but when a person is really, really sick, the oils are needed. People who are normally healthy can use one or two drops and feel great, but some of us have had a lot of damage to our systems and need a lot more healing. God has done some fantastic healings for me, but I need more healing!