Monday, February 23, 2009

Now Lord?

Every day I see hurting and need. Every day I cannot turn on the tube without seeing or radio without hearing about the dire circumstances in our world.

Pray - just pray with all your heart and soul that this too will pass...

will it?


Or are the seals being opened as I write this?

Have some of the seals been open for quite some time? Some theologians believe so..

Only God knows..

Only God knows....

I will pray for strength, strength to hold my family safe.

Thanking you Lord for all my blessings. Thanking you for the trials. They have , indeed, made me stronger, wiser.

Thank you Lord ...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wondering, just wondering....

What a day it has been. New president, eh? So what do you think. I really dont' know what to think as I saw the crowds shouting his name in anticipation of the swearing in. I remember seeing old 'Movie News' clips of such a thing happening in Germany not so many years ago.


So many people, my children included, will not educate themselves. There is the net and even a library will help. Many people I have know will not or are afraid to know what is really going on in their world. Too many are sitting in front of the tube watching reality television and do not realize the True Realities.

I am not a racist, never really was. My maid of honor was a woman of color. She remains the sweetest and kindest person I know. So don't get me wrong. It is a great and wonderful thing that a man of color could be sworn in as president of the United States.

I just don't know this man, our new president. There is much controversy over his birthplace, his real name and even his education. This is not being addressed in the main stream media and as such, much of the populace do not even know about this controversy.

I received an email yesterday, an article about the REAL Doctor Martin Luther King.

I did not know he was a communist.

I did not know he associated with communists.

I did not know the violence that surrounded him was staged....

I did not know he plagiarized his famous writings and speeches.


I am so very naive!!

This is a man who has a holiday honoring him. This is the only private citizen that has a holiday honoring him.

George Washington used to have a holiday honoring him but now his holiday is lumped in with other presidents as President's Day. Not fair..

I am wanting the truth about our new president. Who is the real Obama?


Just Wondering.......hmmmm

Sunday, January 18, 2009

We're having a heat wave!

Ginger - a warming herb.

I have just bottled a new batch of Ginger tincture. What a pretty golden color it is.

Ginger is used medically to help expel gas from the intestines and treat nausea from morning sickness, upset stomach, seasickness, and motion sickness. It is also used to help reduce fevers and lessen the symptoms of colds. Ginger's ability to prevent vomiting has been verified by clinical trial, and it has been shown to stimulate the intestines and promote production of saliva, digestive juices, and bile. It also tends to boost the pumping action of the heart.

I use the tincture daily for circulation problems. My legs, feet, arms and hands always seem to be cold. With the addition of this herbal regimen, I no longer have that problem. Additionally, I no longer have heartburn...yeah!

So, that is another BIG PHARMA med I no longer take.....!

Now, if I can successfully reduce the "tonnage" I have acquired over the last ten years, I would truly be happy.

I will, find an herbal assist for that major project!

Here is my recipe for
ginger tincture:

I use alcohol tinctures primarily, as it makes the constituents of the herb easier for our bodies to assimilate.

I use vodka, though information on various websites suggest gin or even Everclear(grain alcohol).

I used Everclear once and did not get the same quality product as 100 proof vodka.

Time to gather this stuff to make an herbal tincture. This recipe is for Ginger
but it is the same for most herbal tinctures.

Fresh Ginger (preferably organic)
Quart canning jar


Grate the ginger, (enough to fill 1/2 quart)
cover with alcohol........
cover and let it sit in a dark cool place for 2 weeks.
shake daily

Strain the herb from the alcohol tincture, bottle into brown bottles or jars and store in a dark,cool place then you are done!

Easy, isn't it?



"It is really sad that I have to put that on my blog, but with our sue happy society, ya gots to protect yourself."

May God bless you good today!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Why herbal medicine?

As you may have read in my profile, I have been through many, many physical traumas in the last ten years. One major trauma is the the pharmacological one.

How can pain be extinguished?
After 17 surgeries in 2 years, I was sent to a pain management specialist....
This "specialist" (otherwise known as the doper) gave me prescription after prescription for METHADONE that's right, methadone!!!

I lost memories and almost lost my mind with these meds.

There had to be a better way!!!!

After reading everything on the web (don't believe me, ask my family and friends....) about meds and the side effects. I decided to drop this loser of a a doctor and go to a very special neurologist who understood what I was going through.

He told me to check into a clinic to detox from the meds. Me being headstrong and thinking I could handle it myself, proceeded to detox myself. Well into the third week of detox, (gradually reducing the meds) I went into a skin was crawling and I could not stop shaking....
My dear neurologist told me "take one a day!!!" So, I did for another week before eliminating the drug completely.

A side note: The methadone did not alleviate the pain, it just numbed my brain....

My pain is still with me as narcotics do not kill nerve pain.

My neuro has given me trigger point injections and even Botox. This stops the nerves from bunching up and sending triggers to the muscles to knot up...

I am not comfortable with the shots, not the shots themselves, the drugs being injected into my body.

After going through the horror of the detox, I didn't want to continue to poison myself.

Now here's the good part!!

GOD gave us the medicines we need in the plants in our own backyards!

Genesis 1:29-30, which states,

"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, where-in there is life, I have given every green herb for meat; and it was so."

See, God gave us these plants!

I will be sharing with you from time to time, recipes for tinctures, ointments, salves, and many many herbal self-care hints.

God Bless you all,