Monday, May 26, 2014

Chew on this...

From the book: PRAYER, Finding the Heart's True Home by Richard J. Foster. "We pass from thinking of God as part of our life to the realization the we are part of His life. Wondrously and mysteriously God moves from the periphery of our prayer experience to the center. A conversation of the heart takes place, a transformation of the spirit." Pray that God has moved to the center of our
prayers. Converse with God this week with your heart. ~ Frances

Monday, May 19, 2014

Chew on this...

Pick a Name and Pray – We all have people we are asked to pray for. We all have people we pray for just because. We all have people we continually pray for. We also have people who just come to mind and we pray for without even knowing why. With all the names we are given it can become over whelming, so pick a name to focus on each day. Make them special for the day and pray for them in a special way. Get creative with their special prayer person for the day. You could let them know with a text prayer or write them a prayer note. Call them and pray with them over the phone, whatever God leads you to do for that special person He gave you to pray for. Each day pick someone to be your special person to pray for. Pick a name and pray for them all day. ~ Frances

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Grumpy dough...

I feel like my household has been a little on the grumpy side lately, so I decided to make some playdough and add essential oils to it.

 I used wild orange, but any citrus blend like lemon, lime, grapefruit, or orange is very uplifting to energize the mind and body.  Sounded perfect for my family!

Gather your ingredients:
3 cups of flour (I used fresh milled hard white.  It's all I had.)
2 Tbsp oil
3/4 cup salt
3 Tbsp cream of tartar
1 1/2 cup boiling water
10-20 drops of essential oil
food coloring

1.  Start by stirring together your salt, flour, cream of tartar and oil in a large bowl.

2.  Add the boiling water and keep stirring till it gets a little stiff, then use your hands to knead mixture until it forms into dough.

3.  Once its mixed pretty good and has cooled down, add essential oil and food coloring.   Knead the dough until the dye is thoroughly mixed in.  It may take a bit of arm strength but keep it up!

Once your done, its playdough time for the whole family!  Let the giggles begin!

You could even use lavender essential oil to create a relaxing environment while your kids play.

Don't forget to store playdough in air tight container!