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Dry Brushing for Skin, Circulatory, and Lymphatic Health

Dry brushing is my favorite simple healthy lifestyle practice to recommend. It doesn’t require you to spend a lot of money, adjust your eating habits, or hit the gym, but it provides numerous benefits including: increased circulation, better lymphatic function, improved skin condition, and greater mental alertness. There’s no excuse why you can’t add dry …

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Breaking a spirit of barrenness

Breaking a Spirit of Barrenness

A spirit of barrenness can affect you even if you’ve never struggled with infertility. If you’ve ever felt shame at the thought of being pregnant it’s likely this spirit may be affecting you. One mother’s day I was processing with God about my own mother wounds and He dropped this revelation into my mind. It’s …

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Is Energy Healing God’s Healing? | Redemptive Postures Series

Energy healing is a redemptive postures topic that I get to talk about a lot. So many different healing methods fall under the umbrella of energy healing and energy psychology that it can be confusing where the spiritual boundary lines fall. A simple definition for energy healing is any modality that works with the meridian …

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What to do with Woundedness

Each of us carry the wounds that we have experienced in life. The hurts, the disappointments, the rejections. The pain is real and you have every right to feel hurt and to hold onto your pain, but it won’t do you any good to hold on to your woundedness.  We all carry wounds, but how …

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How to Brew Kombucha at Home

Kombucha has become super popular lately with crunchy granola types and non-crunchies alike for its wealth of health benefits and fizzy alternative to soda. The only problem with kombucha is at $3+ a bottle this delicious elixir can get expensive quickly. Brewing kombucha at home is a great way to save money and have total …

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Christians and Acupuncture: The Points You Want to Know | Redemptive Postures Series

Acupuncture is one of the more recent Eastern Medicines to find acceptance in the Western medical world. Much like chiropractic, this healing method is based on the meridian system of the body and seeks to strengthen the healing potential your body already has. A lot of people get freaked out by the thought of needles …

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Healing How We See God with Sozo Father Ladder

Imagine you have a pair of darkly tinted glasses. You put them on. What do you see? Is it hard to make out the colors, shapes, and people in front of you? Do you think you have an accurate view of the world when looking through the darkly tinted lenses? Could these lenses be affecting …

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A Bible Dripping with Oil

I am NOT the person who has the oil. This is a report of my experience visiting the community where this sign is taking place. Do NOT contact me asking how to get the oil or where to see it. Go to this site, www.hisnameisflowingoil.org, run by the community with the Bible, if you would like …

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Demystifying the Enneagram | Redemptive Postures Series

You’ve probably heard someone talking about the Enneagram recently and how knowing their number has helped them grow personally. The Enneagram has grown in popularity in Christian circles in recent years, but many people still have questions about what it is and where it came from. What is the Enneagram? The Enneagram is a personality …

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How to Find Your Chaco Size

Chacos are well known for their adjustable straps and bright colors and for being a bit hard to find your Chaco size. The sandals only come in whole sizes, leading to some confusion for those that typically wear a half size. Typically the advice is, if you wear a half size to go down to …

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What Christians need to know about going to the Chiropractor | Redemptive Postures Series

Chiropractic care is one of the most mainstream alternative health treatments in our culture. Though it is widely embraced, if you have never been to a chiropractor yourself, you probably have some questions about what a typical visit is like and if there are any spiritual concerns you should be aware of. What is Chiropractic …

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Easter Inner Healing

Easter is a time to reflect on Jesus’ death and resurrection, but it’s also a time to reflect on our beliefs about God and our relationships with him. Through experiences with our parents and people in general we often end up believing lies about who God is and his heart towards us. While relationships and …

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Christians and Flower Essences: Fear of the Unknown | Redemptive Postures Series

Christians and Flower Essences: Fear of the Unknown One thing Christian culture tends to do horribly well is being afraid of the unknown. It seems that anything natural health or quantum physics that doesn’t make sense to your average evangelical often gets labeled New Age, without any real understanding of what that term means. While …

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Why I'm not memorizing scripture this year, but what I am doing instead

Why I’m not Memorizing Scripture this Year

Yes, you read that title right. I’m not memorizing scripture this year and maybe you shouldn’t either. Memorizing scripture is a good and helpful spiritual discipline but for many it isn’t producing the spiritual fruit they had hoped.  So before you call me a heretic, let me explain why I’m not memorizing scripture this year, …

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Clean eating with the dirty dozen. Learn how to eat clean even when you can't afford organic

Clean Eating with the Dirty Dozen

Clean eating is so important with all the pesticides, GMOs, and other additives so common in our food system (read more on that here). While buying organic, local produce or growing your own are best for nutrient density and low pesticide levels, it is not always affordable or possible to buy organic. What do you …

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What the Shack has to say about the healing journey

What The Shack says about the Healing Journey

With all the controversy surrounding The Shack, both book and now movie, I’ve had several people ask me to share my thoughts on it. While I certainly have some thoughts I could share, I find thoughts are often best conveyed by those who have personal experience with an issue rather than just academic knowledge of …

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Fasting for Body, Mind, and Spirit Health

Fasting has multiple benefits for body-mind-spirit health. The Lenten season from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday is often a time when many people decide to fast leading up to Easter. Whether you plan to fast during Lent or any time during the year, the benefits of fasting can affect every part of your being. Fasting …

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Is Crystal Healing only for New Age? | Redemptive Postures Series

Before we dive into Christian crystal healing, let’s just start with crystals themselves. I wear a lot of quartz crystal jewelry, and while it is much more popular now than it used to be, I have often gotten those concerned questions from Christians about the crystals and what I believe about them. I grew up …

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Loving Yourself into Healing

Today’s guest post is from my dear friend Ellie. When I think of loving yourself well she is one of the first people who comes to mind. Over the past several months she has gone through what from the outside looks like the beginning of a healing process. Even just this time last year she …

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DIY face wash, toner, and moisturizer recipes

DIY Natural Face Wash, Toner, and Moisturizer Recipes

As a holistic wellness crunchy, I’m really careful about what I put on my skin. Chemicals that are put on your skin can be absorbed into your blood stream within the first 26 seconds of application. Thus making products like natural face wash, toner, and moisturizer important for limiting our chemical exposure. For years I searched …

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