Natural Health & Beauty

“He [God] causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.”

Psalm 104:14-15

God gave us the plants for our good! This includes herbs, Essential Oils, and other natural wellness protocols. I want to begin taking advantage of His gifts for a healthy body, a healthy family, and a healthy home — how about you?

My search for good health is an ongoing journey. Though I’ve certainly come quite a way from where I used to be, I still have more to go. Making changes for better health works better when we utilize a step-by-step approach, I’ve found, rather than trying to revolutionize our entire lifestyle in one gigantic sweep. Along the way, I find inspiration in the lives of others who have transformed their own health stories.

Pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, and part-time author Stacy McDonald was suffering from poor health. For a long time, she had been living constantly at one speed: Go. She was exhausted and worn out. What was wrong and how could she fix it? Eventually, she discovered that one of the culprits had been a health problem she didn’t know she had, and her way of eating had only made the problem worse. Another culprit was the fact that she had not been getting enough intentional rest. After realizing that the solution was within her ability to control, she began to incorporate small changes and soon noticed a huge improvement.

Years later and much wiser, Stacy shares what she has learned:

Often, we don’t pay attention to our health until we become afraid of losing it. We accept that slow decline way too early in life because we don’t pay enough attention to the red flags. We are negligent about what we eat, the stress load we accept, and the toxins with which we fill our lives.

Personally, as a Christian, I want to be as healthy and full of life as I can be, so that I have the energy and emotional stability to impact my family and others for Christ. Obviously, our spiritual health is the basis for it all, but I have found that it makes perfect Christian sense to reduce stress when possible and keep my body nourished and well balanced. And, as a mom, when I feel better, I am not as tempted to sin with my tongue or my attitude.

I recommend that you read the whole post, “Life After Exhaustion” on her blog The Common Scents Mom. She also provides useful information for using healthy products and boosting our wellness in our cooking, in our home cleaning, in our beauty regimen, and even in our relationship with our spouse! After reading many of her articles, I feel like Stacy is a mentor to me. Oh, and by the way, I am thrilled to be part of her Young Living downline and part of her large network of business builders!

As I mentioned above, my own personal path toward wellness is still a work in progress. But I am moving somewhere! Would you be interested in joining with me as I discover how to use God’s gifts for natural health? I’m so excited to continue learning more! Look for articles on this topic here, or browse the Categories on the sidebar. I want The Heavenly Hearth to be a rich source of both inspiration and information for my readers. Fresh posts coming soon!

~Jessica