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Gleanings from May

Gleanings is my monthly “link love” post where I share some of the interesting articles I’ve come across the past month.

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I now have a dream house.

Cinnamon Oil

DIY Cinnamon Oil

Lavender Oil

DIY Lavender Oil

Strawberry Shortcake
Guilt-free & wonderfully delicious

Clay Pot

Another clay pot repurposing idea

The Holistic Orchard

I’ve just begun to read this book and it is, so far, revolutionary! Not a single acre should be reformed without having this wellspring of knowledge on hand. Much, much more to come…

Eucalyptus Oil for overnight coughing

During our most recent round of illness this month I somehow remembered this pin in the middle of the night when I heard one of my children fighting with a coughing fit. She coughed once more after the application, then slept soundly the rest of the night.

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Only a couple more days to purchase a raffle ticket for the Johnson Family Fundraiser! This month’s drawing is for a Kindle Fire. You’ll remember I shared the details of this fundraiser a few months ago and hopefully many of you have generously purchased a ticket. Were you to win this prize, the cost of your ticket donation could easily be offset by the vast quantity of expense-free,  twaddle-free literature available on Amazon.  The drawing will be held June 2nd.

When you find yourself looking at a “dream house” it’s time to recognize that
I Have All I Need

So, I’m testing myself and I’m testing this culture. So many of us live life wanting the next thing – always the next thing… the more, the bigger, the best. We want to buy, we want to be entertained, we want to do whatever we want. My heart aches and I’m literally sick of it in myself. No more of this ‘baby steps’ garbage I’ve been telling myself for years when it comes to what I need vs. what I want. There is no time for baby steps. We are called to live in leaps for Christ. I want to leap. I want to run towards Him with every once of myself.

I think we’ll see many more “GMO’s may cause”articles in the years to come
GMO’s May Cause Umbilical Cord Deformities

The study I read concerning M16 genetically modified corn showed that when fed to pregnant mice, all the offspring in one generation, had alterations of ALL the cells in ALL their organs! Can you see why I am worried about our precious placentas? I did not make this connection until I began to see an increase in abnormalities and pathology due to placenta and cord troubles. The fact that so many Indonesian women depend upon genetically modified soy products (tempe and tofu) for their day-to-day protein — and the early introduction of GMO soy here… it got me wondering.

This is the day that the Lord hath made…
Michelle Duggar on Zero Expectations

When we realized early in our marriage that we needed to give those expectations to God — we needed to yield our right to a clean house, to a full night’s sleep, to whatever it is that we think we deserve or we should have — and say, “Lord, I’m not going to have these higher expectations that may not ever actually get reached. I’m going to give this to you, Lord, and if you allow anything to happen, that’s good. I’m going to praise you, and I’m going to be grateful and yield my expectations to you.”

Play in the dirt, drink raw milk, and quit immunizing your kids…
Amish Kids remarkably immune to allergies

The study did not determine why the kids who grew up on farms were less likely to develop asthma and allergies, but other research has pointed to exposure to microbes and contact with cows, in particular, to partially explain the farm effect (see Reuters Health story of May 2, 2012).
Drinking raw cow’s milk also seems to be involved, Holbreich said.
The going theory is this early exposure to the diverse potential allergens and pathogens on a farm trains the immune system to recognize them, but not overreact to the harmless ones.

Have you seen anything new or interesting around the web lately?

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