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Food is Medicine!

27 Mar

 

Food is Medicine

Food is Medicine

Food Is Medicine!

In my last blog, I shared a very personal story entitled Pathway of Healing.    I wanted to share my family’s story so that when I write articles such as this one, that you will believe me when I say, that I understand how difficult it is to go forward when you can’t seem to grasp the information that is being given to you!  In my blog Pathway to Healing, I conveyed that I understood how it felt to sit before doctor after doctor only to feel hopeless.   Please do not get me wrong, I do not fault the doctors for not knowing all the answers that my family needed to know.    Rather, I want to encourage you to seek out the answers from professionals, but to ultimately seek God for wisdom as to where your answers can be found. After all doctors are mere humans who learn about symptoms of sicknesses and disease. They are Practitioners that practice medicine!  Doctors can diagnose many sicknesses and diseases, and prescribe treatments to help many who suffer.  I am grateful to have several wonderful doctors that my family can go to.   However, it is my personal belief that all healing ultimately comes from God, the Creator of the all earth and everyone on the earth!  It is also my personal belief that God will lead us to our Pathway of Healing, spirit, soul, and body!

2 Corinthians 1:3(KJV)  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

I am currently taking a course on nutrition and health so as to better learn how to feed my family but to also learn how to use many natural remedies or DYI remedies instead of relying heavily on drugs whether over the counter or prescription.  The course has been such a help to me.  It is answering many of my questions as to the benefits of why we should eat or not eat certain foods. Over the past several years I’ve been learning about nutrient dense foods and how using food can heal many issues in the body and relieve many symptoms.  Food is medicine. This could be natural food, or spiritual food.  I also wanted to learn how to share what I’ve learned with others!    I know over the course of many years, that whenever I learned something new I simply tried to implement it. A few examples:  we use local honey not only to replace sugars, but also because it helps my family with allergies.  We use Oil of Oregano in many instances where we need an antibiotic, we’ve replaced our cooking oil with coconut, olive, and sunflower oils!  I simply took it step by step as I would learn the benefits of certain foods.   Now these items are regularly consumed by my family.   I’ve learned not just in this nutrition course that I’ve mentioned but over several years of trial and error what benefits the health of my family.  Because I am not an expert, but a housewife and mom, I found myself shying away from conversations dealing with nutrition and health issues. However, I now realize I’ve gained some wisdom over the years! I may not have a degree but experience is a great teacher! I hope to pass on what I’ve learned to those who may need it!

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My Secret Garden

17 Apr

My Secret Garden

Secret Garden painted on a 6 Ft Indoor/ Outdoor Blind

Come Away!

17 Apr

Come Away!.

Come Away!

17 Apr

Come Away!

Secret Garden

Song of Solomon 2:10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
As I pondered what I would write for the blog this week, I was going through some artwork that I had painted. I thought I would post a picture of a painted six-foot blind with a garden scene that is one of my favorite paintings. By posting this painting it is not because I wanted to display my art work, but I simply wanted to share my “Secret Garden” painting with you. In the above scripture in Song of Solomon the Lord beckons to us to “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away!” I often picture Him and me walking through a garden that is peaceful and beautiful. The scripture states in Matthew 6:6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. So I feel it is important to have a place, a secret place that is all mine to where I can go and be with the Lord. Sometimes it’s just a place to escape and collect my thoughts.
I have a wonderful big front porch and I live in the country so it is not hard for me to escape. When the weather is nasty however, I have created a little nook area in my bedroom that has this painting on the wall. It is set up to be my office but it just makes me feel like I am entering a garden every time I go into this little area. I rise up early and go to the “Secret Garden” or if the mornings are not an option, I try my best to go after I put the children to bed. I escape into my little Secret Garden. Again, it is only a small little area, but to me it is so wonderful. I have found when I can go there and become quiet that I steal away with the Lord. I meet Him in the Secret Garden. While I am there, I feel his presence. I pray and receive answers to prayer. I often receive creative ideas for more artwork, or for books, poems and even songs. But, the most important thing I feel I gain is just a peace for my body, soul, and spirit.
I wanted to encourage you today. I know that every day is filled with responsibility and hectic schedules that have to be kept, however I hope that you will take the time to find a quiet place to escape to. I have a friend who took her walk-in closet and made her a secret place. Maybe you do not have that luxury or do not actually have an area in your home to make a secret place. As I talk with many people they have found creative ways to escape. For some, their vehicles become their secret place while on the way to work. For others, especially women, they enter their secret place as they light candles and relax in the bath, where ever you choose to go, I encourage you to go often. Let the Lord refresh you!

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