Monthly Archives: March 2013

Word Study

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Word Study: Herb

I chose the word herb in Genesis 1: 29-30  

29 And God said, See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30  Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food; and it was so.

List of just a few common herbs ~

  • Catnip: When taken as a tea, catnip can help ease a chronic cough or help you fall asleep.
  • Chamomile: A soothing, relaxing herb, chamomile is a great anti-anxiety treatment when taken in a tea.
  • Dill: A digestive tonic to help soothe indigestion.
  • Echinacea: This gorgeous purple flower is a well-known immune booster that is commonly taken when sick. Coupled with other herbs, such as goldenseal, echinacea is an amazing immune fighter.
  • Feverfew: This pretty little flower can help to calm migraine headaches and calms feverish chills.
  • Garlic: A wonderful antibacterial that is great for treating colds and bacterial infections. Boosts immunity and helps clear out toxins.
  • Ginger: This spicy little root can help ease all sorts of digestive problems, such as nausea and indigestion. Taking it in a tea or adding a little to your food every day helps regulate the overall function of the digestive track.
  • Peppermint: Mint has many uses, such as in aromatherapy where it is used to help ease depression and in classical internal medicine where it is used to treat all sorts of digestive problems. Try taking peppermint tea if you are sleepy or experiencing indigestion.
  • Valerian: Another great herb for helping get to sleep, Valerian can relax anxiety and help you fall asleep. Commonly doubled up with California poppy for making for a powerful, yet gentle sleep help.
  • Yarrow: Good for healing colds, cramping, inflammation, and literally everything!
  • Dandelion: This common weed is a great digestive tonic. It helps stimulate the kidneys.
  • Lavender:  This purple sweet smelling flower is a great healing source, especially in an oil form.
  • Oregano:  Sickness, germ fighter.
  • Aloe Vera: Good soother for burns.
  • Arnica: Arnica works miracles on raising blood pressure, bruises, joints, muscles, arthritis, burns, ulcers, eczema, and acne.
  • Comfrey: Aids in healing respiratory ailments, arthritis, fractures, mucous membranes, lungs and wounds.
  • Rose Hips: Used to fight infection & curb stress. It is the highest herb in Vitamin C content and contains the entire C-Complex
  • Goldenseal: Helps cure impotence; relieves inflammation, an excellent blood purifier; aids rheumatism, heartburn, hormones, gout, fever ad mucous buildup; also used to promote perspiration.
  • Ginseng:  Energy, diabetes, radiation protection, colds, and chest problems. Ginseng promotes lung function, enhances the immune system, stimulates the appetite, and normalizes blood pressure. It also stimulates the activity of RNA & DNA in your cells, thus helping retard the aging process.
  • Licorice Root: Licorice contains many health benefits. The Egyptians and the Greeks recognized the herb’s benefits in treating coughs and lung disease. Used in treatment of the spleen, liver,  kidney, coughs, hoarseness, sore throat, and bronchitis.
  • Kava Kava: It’s a safe non-addictive anti-anxiety medicine. It has been shown to improve concentration, memory, and reaction time for people suffering from anxiety. Kava has been clinically demonstrated as a means of achieving a state of relaxation without the adverse side effects.
  • Sarsaparilla: Helps cure impotence; relieves inflammation, an excellent blood purifier, aids rheumatism, heartburn, hormones, gout, fever ad mucous buildup; also used to promote perspiration.
  • Yucca Root: Yucca root is a therapeutic anti-inflammatory with the ability to break up inorganic mineral obstructions and deposits. Its primary uses are in pain relieving combinations for arthritic and joint pain, and sediment caused by inflammation such as gout, rheumatism, and cystitis.
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Baby’s of 2013

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Sooooooooo! You all remember the “Baby Heaven” post of April last year? Well, the time for baby’s have come again!! 🙂 Okay, well towards the end of February (Sad! I can’t even remember the exact day!) we lovely goat Lili had a kid!! It is a little billy goat, and we named him Bambi! 

And we are starting the incubator for new chicks soon!! 🙂 Probably no new bunnies this year though… 😦 And we are not quite sure on kittens yet. We will probably have three or four batches within the next month and a half though! 

And I might be able to buy myself a horse!! If we can get a handle on my brother’s allergies… 

I will post pictures later!! 🙂

 

~Kylee

The Invatation

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The Invitation~

 

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.

I want to know WHAT YOU ACHE FOR

and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

 

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.

I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool

For LOVE for YOUR DREAM and for the ADVENTURE of being ALIVE.

 

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon…

I want to know if you have touched the CENTRE OF YOUR OWN SORROW

If you have been OPENED by life’s betrayals

Or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.

 

I want to know if you can SIT WITH PAIN – mine and your own

Without moving to HIDE IT or FADE IT or FIX IT.

 

I want to know if you can BE WITH JOY- mine and your own

If you can DANCE WITH WILDNESS

And let the ecstacy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes

Without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic,

to remember the limitations of being human.

 

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true.

I want to know if you can disappoint another to BE TRUE TO YOURSELF.

If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.

 

I want to know if you can see BEAUTY

Even when it is not pretty- every day.

And if you can source your own life from its presence.

 

I want to know if you can LIVE WITH FAILURE- yours and mine

And still stand at the edge of the lake and SHOUT to the silver of the full moon, “YES!!”

 

It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.

I want to know if you can GET UP AFTER THE NIGHT OF GRIEF and despair

Weary and bruised to the bone and DO what needs to be done to feed the children.

 

It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here.

I want to know if you will STAND IN THE CENTRE OF THE FIRE with me

and NOT SHRINK back.

 

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.

I want to know what SUSTAINS YOU FROM THE INSIDE-  when all else falls away.

 

I want to know if you can BE ALONE with yourself

And if you truly LIKE THE COMPANY YOU KEEP- in the empty moments.

 

LIVE YOUR LIFE ON PURPOSE MY FRIEND

 

By Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Games

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I am just going to post a whole bunch of team building (kinda) games for teens!! (came be used with younger children too.) These are for my benefit as well as yours! 🙂 Games are important, especially for our youth today (this coming from one.)

#1) Ninja!

Step 1) Everyone who is going to be playing stands in a circle.

Step 2) Everyone strikes a pose and yells something… Karateish. 🙂

Step 3) You have to hold very still (if you move your out) and the person who is going to start makes a move towards someone with a Karateish yell.

Step 4) The whole point of the game is to hit the other people from the wrist and down. (that’s what you do when you make your move and yell.)

Ninja is sort of an exercise game! But It is SOOOO fun!! It’s a really fun game!! And if you still don’t get it, ask any teenager. They’ll help you figure it out!! 🙂

ninja

 

#2) Bippity Boppity Boo!

Step 1) Everyone stands in a circle and puts their arms on their shoulders.

Step 2) Everyone puts their head down and says “Bippity-boppity-boo!!”

Step 3) As soon as those magic words are said, everyone quickly lifts their head up. But when you lift your head, you have to be staring into someones eyes.

Step 4) If someone is looking back at you, and you are looking back at them. You are both out! This continues until everyone is out.

 

#3 Questions

Step 1) Everyone sits in a circle on the ground.

Step 2) One person starts off and asks a person sitting on either side of them a random question. i.e. “What is your favorite color?” Or, “If apples plus pines cones equals bananas, what is the square root of shoes?” Just random questions, They can make sense, but they don’t have to! 🙂

Step 3) If they answer the question, or if they hesitate, they are out!

Step 4) You go around the circle asking random questions like that, people are getting out left and right. It’s really funny to hear the sort of questions that people come up with!! 🙂

questions

 

 

#4 The Human Knot

Step 1) Everyone stands in a circle. Then closing their eyes they all reach they hands into the middle and randomly (i like that word) grab hands.

knot

 

Step 2) Thennnnnn! You have to get untangled!! 🙂 However you can do that…

knott   knotty

 

Step 3) You keep trying to untangle until there are no tangles!! 🙂 If that makes any sense whatsoever. 🙂 This would be WAY fun with a HUGE group of people!!! Or small.

knottt     knotyy

And yeah! If anyone can think of anymore games that would be fun (and clean) let me know!! 🙂

 

~Kylee