"Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise."  -- Andy Stanley
One of my new favorite quotes!

Well, since we last talked, I've turned a year older.  My 33rd birthday happened last week...and I've decided that as you become older, birthdays become less about celebrating and more about reflecting.  I mean, it's exciting and humbling that I get to turn another year older, but I tend to be more reflective than celebratory. 
What has my past year looked like?  What will this year look like?  Am I the person I want to be?   Am I the person I always thought I would be?
Kind of depressing when you start to ask yourself those questions, lol.  I won't ever be who I am intended to be without Jesus to lead my way.  I have to remind myself that everyday--that I need him all day, everyday.  That I will fail all day, everyday.  But that there is grace in all that failure.  A grace that I couldn't ever possibly grasp or understand fully.  It's just there.
And I'm thankful for it.
Here's to the best year yet :)
Oh, and I did get Justin Timberlake tickets from Mr. Anderson, so I guess that's definite cause for celebration!


my favorite essential oils: part 3.

Today is part 3 in my favorite essential oils series.  You can read the other posts here:
Today I'm talking about Breathe Again roll-on.
Here's what Young Living has to say about this blend:
Breathe Again contains four powerful eucalyptus oils: Eucalyptus staigeriana, Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus radiata, and Young Living's original Ecuador single, Eucalyptus blue. Eucalyptus oils contain high amounts of cineole, which has been studied for its potential to support healthy lung function. The essential oils peppermint, myrtle, and copaiba also play an integral part in this blend. Breathe Again is available in a portable roll-on applicator, making natural relief available anywhere.
This oil has been a big part of our treatment with Milo and his asthma.  During the winter of 2012-2013, Milo was doing nebulizer treatments often.  Anytime he caught a cold, it always turned into a respiratory infection.  He just couldn't catch a break.  Since beginning oils in February of 2013, we haven't used any antibiotics, steroids, nebulizer meds...any pharmaceutical for his asthma.  We've been able to control it all with oils.  Milo never needed an inhaler, his asthma came in the form of coughing and heavy/hard breaths when he got sick.  But the constant use of the nebulizer meds, just kept pushing his immune system down, and he kept getting sick.
So, we take this little roll-on around with us everywhere I go.  He is mature enough to grab it and use it as needed.  He will apply the oil to his throat and chest and rub in. 
For the uses I listed up above, it can be used in the same way.  Just roll-on and apply as often as needed.
This oil can be purchased as a retail customer, or you can purchase a starter kit and sign up as a wholesale member to get 24% off retail prices.
E-mail me if you have any questions (andersonfamilycrewATgmailDOTcom) or check out my page that talks about the starter kit.
Disclaimer: This info is for educational purposes only.  I'm not a doctor, but only sharing what has worked for our family.  Please consult a health care practitioner when making changes to your medicine routine. This info is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.  And above all, do your research and know what's best for yourself and family!