Lemonade for the Soul
As a faithful caregiver, bathe yourself in God's word everyday, just as you would brush your teeth or comb your hair. You may feel stressed out now but God knows what you are doing. Have no worry that you are bearing much fruit. And remember what Jesus said when you are feeling overwhelmed by your caretaking duties, "My strength is sufficient for you, My strength is made perfect in weakness." (2 Corinthians 12:9)
I will make you very fruitful; I will make nations of you, and kings will come from you.
'I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you.
My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you.
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
Welcome to the Caregivers On-Line Spa
Too busy to even get to the spa? Well, self-care is not a luxury, it is an absolute necessity! Use this time to do something you enjoy, such as exercise, read or do anything else that you like. Most importantly, do not feel guilty for taking a much needed break. In a pinch, you can always come to this page to get some instant renewal and to access some at-home spa tips and techniques that won't take you too far from your loved one. Check back often for new tips and ideas and click here to read the Caregivers Bill of Rights.
Mix the following ingredients in a foot basin:
2 cups of Epsom salt
1 cup Dead Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of Peppermint Oil*
1/4 cup plain oatmeal (non-instant)
Approximately four gallons of warm to hot water.
Soak until water turns cold, then using a pumice stone, buff all the rough areas of feet. Rinse feet in cold water and dry throroughly. Generously apply petroleum jelly to the feet and slip into thick socks (don't try to walk around until you put on the socks - petroleum jelly will make your feet very slippery). Keep socks on overnight for best results. Repeat this foot soak throughout the year as needed for soft feet!
*Please note: Essential oils are very powerful. If you are pregnant or have a major medical condition, then please check with your doctor before using this recipe. Quick Works Wellness is not responsible for the results.
For a wonderful line of natural plant-based body care products that feature the detoxifying and uplifting aroma of lemon, click here.
Paula's Lemons into Lemonade Life Formula
3 parts water which represents the river of life
1 part the juice of lemons, such as disappointment, disillusionment, worry, anxiety, illness or stress
To taste: faith, forgiveness, praise, worship, humility, encouragement, the fruit of the spirit. All of these will add sweetness to the lemons.
You need the sweetness and the tartness to make a great tasting pitcher of lemonade, just as in life we often have to take the bitter with the sweet. It's always a matter of balance and perspective. And as the Bible says, "Count it all joy!" (James 1:2)
Now just add some fresh mint from the garden for a real treat.
Copyright © 2008 by Paula Quick, The Lemonade Coach, www.thelemonadecoach.com. This recipe may be be used in your newsletter or other communication provided that the above credit is given.
Got questions about diet or nutrition? Visit dietboard.net