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Himalayan Salt & Wellness: This Stuff is Magic!

I lean on the side of caution when it comes to some of the stuff floating around the web.  But I was intrigued by Himalayan Rock Salt Lamps and other pink salt alternatives. Okay, yes, I love pink. Pegged me.  And, because my nose doesn’t work, and it is basically strictly for decoration, I use a lot of salt. Like a lot of salt. I only read articles that make claims that salt is good for you because I am …

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Skinny Jeans, Fat Knees: A Study in Self Loathing

Skinny Jeans, Fat Knees: A Study in Self Loathing Who here is ready for the skinny jean fad to go ahead and get on its way? The very term, “skinny jeans” is a play on everything that was meant to be good about jeans. My 16-year-old daughter looks fantastic in them. And while I am calling out “Amens,” what cruel fresh hot sauce is it that about the time a woman must lift her breasts up from around her waist …

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Hopelively for Women

Hopelively is a Facebook community for women who cherish wellness.  The group started by myself and Rebecca Huff of thatorganicmom.com is administrated by me, Rebecca, and Lorraine Reep of Grace and Graffiti. How can you benefit? Hopelively is a group designed to encourage women in all stages and wellness to seek Jesus in all things. Here is the great news is, no matter where you are in your health journey, whether highs or low… sickness and health, HE is ever …

Wellness: My Body vs. My Soul

Wellness: My Body vs. My Soul As I pulled up the little dirt road into the woods, my heart pounded in my chest.  “What am I doing?”  In the back seat of my jeep sat a suitcase, yoga mat, my briefcase, and a small purple kennel, with my latest familial addition, a rescue pup I named Whitley. I came seeking wellness. We are not wealthy.  I mean, we have everything we need, and then some, but this event, it is …

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Christian Life in Limbo: How Low Can I Go? REALLY LOW

Christian Life in Limbo: How Low Can I Go? REALLY LOW My life has been in limbo for an exceedingly long period of time. I am in the pit.  And no, I haven’t buried a loved one, and all my cats and children are in fairly good health. Wait, I take that back about the cats.  I just left them at the vet to be dipped in a sulfur solution to kill a fungus. Y’all, A FUNGUS. What is this …

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The Trouble with Dead Christians: They’re Still Dead

The Trouble with Dead Christians: They’re Still Dead I remember quite vividly the funeral of a dear friend at the ripe old age of 43.  At the time I was 30, and I may have considered her “middle-aged.” Now, myself at 46, I am certain she wasn’t.  As her husband and young son stood at the podium, her beloved man said, “we were having so much fun, yes, that’s it… we were having fun just being together.” It had been …