Today in my Sunday School class, we learned the Parable of the 10 Lepers. In this story, Jesus is approaching a city when 10 lepers come to him, asking him for mercy. He tells them to go show themselves to the priests. When they did that, they were healed from their horrible leprosy.Only one of the 10 came back to thank Jesus for healing him. The purpose of the lesson was to get the girls to thank Heavenly Father for all the blessings that they have.One of the questions that I asked them was "Why do you think nine of the lepers did not return to thank Jesus?" and I have to admit, that all my life that I have known of this parable, I just figured the nine lepers who didn't thank Jesus for healing them, were selfish and unthankful. But of course, I always learn something from the kids!"They probably were so excited that they were healed, that they forgot" one girl pointed out to me. And that is probably true. In thinking about it, if I was healed of this deadly disease, I would run to my family and be overwhelmed with excitement. I would definitely be thankful, too. I am willing to bet that they were ALL THANKFUL. Maybe by the time they went to find Jesus to thank him, he was already gone.So, the true lesson that is even when you feel thankful in your heart, express it, and do it right away!Unfortunately no funny stories in Sunday School today, not like last week. But I look forward to next week when I tell the story of the ungrateful servant, and we are going to act it out; and I am going to bring my tiara from my wedding when we roleplay. Someone gets to be the King (wearing a sparkly tiara, haha!)
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I just got my "free" bottle of Nopalea (you just pay about $10 shipping). It is 32-oz and is supposed to combat inflammation in your body.It is touted as a breakthrough wellness drink that helps the body relieve pain, improve breathing, and reduces swelling in joints and muscles. After having a horrible conversation with the sales rep who took my order (oh my goodness, can you say UPSELL?) I mean, goodness gracious, have some tact. I want to try the product first before I commit hundreds of dollars to it. I don't care if there is a money back guarantee or not. They just left a very bad taste in my mouth after that conversation.Nopalea contains Maltodextrin. Sure, it is very controversial whether it is really such a bad ingredient or not, but in my book, it is horrible. The things it does to your body, it contains toxins from the genetically modified grains it is derived from, and wreaks havoc on your system. It also is an excitotoxin, and to simplify the definition, it kills your brain cells. So why do they offer it as an ingredient in their health drink?I am unsure I even want to try this bottle of it. Even if they have 99% good, wholesome ingredients, having 1% poison still can do damage to you.Overall, I am not impressed with the company so far.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
I received my latest order of Miracle Soap this week (this is what I use for my skin -- cleanser, shampoo, moisturizer:) and in it came with an information brochure with some very interesting and thought provoking information in it. Here is one of the paragraphs:"Despite all of the life saving technology and wonder drugs available to us, why is it we are seeing a vast increase of chronic disease in our country? Scientific data is showing us our immune systems are more burdened than ever. Could it be due to the five billion pounds of toxic chemicals that have been dumped into our ecosystem? The statistics speak for themselves. Fortunately, though, people are starting to realize their need to take responsibility for their health and are discovering the amazing amount of information available concerning wellness. Medical professionals are doing the best job they know how treating the symptoms of our diseases. However, maybe it is time to take a look at what our role is in maintaining good health!"I agree that our medical community treats symptoms very well. They are on the leading edge of all the technological breakthroughs. But we don't need more medications. I truly believe our bodies can heal themselves if we just detox our bodies, and get rid of all the toxic waste and chemicals inside ourselves. If our bodies can miraculously heal a cut when it is clean, why can't the rest of our body be healed if we also keep it clean?You are welcome to a free sample of my detox foot pads -- just visit my website and send an email through the contact us form (free shipping to the U.S.) try them out. You can be on your way to a healthy body, free of toxins.Have a fun journey!