Broken, not Defective

Walk Toward Relationship

We live in a fallen world. The truth is, we were never meant to be apart from God. He created us to love and be in relationship with Him. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:13-14.

The garden was the first trauma; the irrevocable decision that severed the connection in our head, hearts and body. When I think of those first few moments outside of Eden, the image I hold is one of confused agony. Adam and Eve probably looked around at the harsh world, traumatized by their decision to deviate from the divine plan. We have been doing everything in our power since then to get back that missing piece through earthly relationships, enlightenment, penance, good works, or finding something…

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The Cure-All For Everything (almost everything…)

21It all started when I got pregnant…my worst enemy reemerged from junior high – ACNE! It was all over me (in places I never imagined…my face, my neck, my back, my chest…) and there was nothing I could grab from my box of magic tools that was safe for the growing boy inside me. I reached out to my sister – praying she would have an answer (she always does in matters of the personal care) and was introduced to, what I call, the cure-all for everything: Healing Elements by Lemongrass Spa.

I can honestly tell you that, with a little bit of tea tree oil and Healing Elements, my acne problems were solved!


“Joshua had the worst chapped lips of any newborn I’d ever seen!”

Then my son was born…such a precious bundle of joy. But Joshua had the worst chapped lips of any newborn I’d ever seen! I was very conscious of what I used on him and fled to my drawer for the Healing Elements salve I’d used during my pregnancy. Sure enough, it soothed and healed his lips.

As my little boy grew, we noticed he had eczema – not the most severe case, but bad enough that I had purchased enough lotions to fill a shelf in my bathroom closet (it’s a big shelf!) The hard part was finding a lotion that was gentle on his skin, all-natural (meaning safe if he ate it-because I knew he would…and he did) and reasonably priced.

Again the winner product was Lemongrass Spa’s Healing Elements.

As stated on Lemongrass Spa’s site, “Healing elements contains a special blend of Lavender and Vanilla Essential oils for a subtle essence. Amazing combination of oils for ultimate healing. Every family should have this natural salve which has dozens of uses! Healing elements contains zinc oxide which is the #1 pediatrician’s choice for healing skin rashes for children. Enhanced with Vitamin E oil, calendula extract for soothing itchy spots and shea butter for excellent moisturizing benefits.”

What’s even more important is that I can pronounce and recognize every ingredient listed and that each one has a purposeful reason for being included (no fillers or artificial scents).

We’ve also used this cure-all for scrapes, bruises, diaper rashes, mosquito bites, chaffed skin, body lotion and many other countless things.


  • Calendula Oil
  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Mango Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Beeswax
  • Shea Butter
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Non-nano Zinc Oxide
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract
  • Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
  • All natural essential oil blend of lavender and vanilla

This is the best baby shower present you can ever buy a woman! Click here to purchase from the best Lemongrass Spa Consultant around (not me – I’m only a passionate customer), Celeste Jaimes.


Gluten Free, Nut Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free – Can It Possibly Taste Good?

And the answer is…YES!

8005_2Pro-Teen Crunch is made with natural sources of energy, such as, rice, corn and chickpeas. Additionally, psyllium is included in this power packed cereal which helps keep you regular without all that gassiness.

The next question I had to ask when I came upon this gem was, “can it possibly taste good?” And it does! The natural banana flavor is amazing.

Finally, I can actually read and pronounce all the ingredients (click here for nutritional information)!

  • Flour Mix (Chickpea Flour, Rice Flour, Yellow Corn Flour)
  • Cane Sugar
  • Psyllium Husk
  • Contains 2% or less of Low Erucic Acid Rapeseed Oil
  • Salt
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • Sunflower Lecithin
  • Natural Flavors

So far I’ve found this at Kroger stores.