Natural Shampoos That Actually Work

Natural Shampoos That Actually Work

A few years ago, I desperately and immediately had to switch over my personal care and hair care products to natural replacements. Unfortunately, I had several, and I do mean several, bad experiences with hair care products. Many of them left my hair looking like I just won a marathon where they threw bacon grease on the champion.

So many shampoos just didn’t do a good job of getting my hair CLEAN. To put it quite frankly, they sucked. (Sorry Grandma. I couldn’t think of a better word)

Now, all you precious people who can do the “no poo” method, bless you. And all you lovelies that don’t sweat on your scalp much, well bless you and your stay-clean-for-a-week hair.

I sweat like a pig on a hot July day when I work-out, and resemble a homeless person if I do not shower and wash my hair immediately.

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When is it okay to lie?

When is it okay to lie?

“Faith, do NOT put those Barbie beads in your mouth. Do you understand?”

“Yes, Mama.”

However… For some odd reason, my little 4-year-old self was obsessed with the idea of having braces, and I thought that string of Barbie pearls looked like the perfect set of play braces to put on my perfectly straight baby teeth….

About 5 minutes go by and I have been holding those amazing fake braces over my teeth, admiring them in the full-length mirrors that covered my closet doors when I heard my Mom say from the kitchen…

“Faith, you didn’t put those beads in your mouth, did you?”

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Why Hunting is Necessary and What PETA Doesn't Want You to Know

Why Hunting is Necessary and What PETA Doesn't Want You to Know

People have changed the face of the earth forever. There's no way around it. Simply letting wildlife roam unmanaged is no longer an option. Their environment is affected by human presence. And it always will be. The only choice we have is to manage the wildlife populations.

In fact, the Bible tells us in Genesis chapter 1 that managing this earth, and the wildlife in it, is our responsibility.

The question is, what is the best way to go about it?

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What Mercy Really Means

What Mercy Really Means

 I find when I release my need for perfection to the One who is already perfect, I actually sin less. I actually judge less. I am far less critical. I actually see others with more mercy.

Mercy releases you and others from a standard you could never keep on your own.

You see, the only One who actually has the right to hold me to perfect standards has said, “I have been perfect for you because you couldn’t be. I took your mess so you could live in my beauty.” Jesus is too busy wooing me with His love and kindness to be condemning me. And in fact, when we fail to issue mercy and grace, we side with the accuser of the brethren, Satan, in the courtroom of God.

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How To Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

How To Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

I applaud any and ALL healthy efforts to get healthy (read here, we do not condone or applaud crash diets, bingeing, or starvation). But here’s the thing, in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and not let it be just a phase, we need to approach it in a more realistic and sustainable way.

As people who have maintained a healthy lifestyle for nearly a decade, we have learned some very valuable lessons along the way and want to help in any way we can.

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All That Was Lost

All That Was Lost

Come on now, the God who gave His EVERYTHING, risked His one and only Son for the CHANCE that you might choose Him DOESN’T care about your yet unfulfilled desire to be married to a Godly spouse? Or your constant feeling of loneliness, or how your heart aches and screams every time you think of that person or that situation? Really???He doesn’t care???

Nope. Not buying it.

The same cross that paid the price for our eternal salvation paid the price for us to have abundant life, a life rescued and healed and restored. 

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The Hunt for Life

The Hunt for Life

Hunting. Of all the mediums for adventure that I could write about and share with others, why hunting? Simply put, it is something that I am immensely passionate about, and it’s one of the oldest traditions of our ancestors. It is a combination of several things that I love.

Hunting is wild and adventurous. It pushes me to my limits. It tests me in ways that nothing else can. It challenges me.

It makes me a better man.

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Taking Back Emotional Wellness

Taking Back Emotional Wellness

A normally happy, go lucky girl, yet I was on the brink of sobbing. Out of frustration, I proceeded to tell her how much I hated having emotions and how dumb I thought emotions were. She explained to me that God created emotions and that the Jewish people in the Bible (God’s chosen people, through whom would come His rescue plan for all of humanity) were HIGHLY emotive. Today we would call them extremely emotional and maybe even slightly crazy. They would literally RIP their clothes when they were grieved, put ashes on their head when in mourning, and go around the city WAILING. Emotional much? But you wanna know the crazy part? God was not scared away by their “drama”. 

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