"Twas The Night Before Jesus Came"

'Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care In hopes that Jesus would not come there. The children were dressing to crawl into bed. Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap. When out of the East there arose such a clatter. I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash! When what to my wondering eyes should appear But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here. With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY! The light of His face made me cover my head It was Jesus! returning just like He had said. And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth, I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself. In the Book of Life which He held in His hand Was written the name of every saved man. He spoke not a word as He searched for my name; When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame. The people whose names had been written with love He gathered to take to His Father above. With those who were ready He rose without a sound. While all the rest were left standing around. I fell to my knees, but it was too late; I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate. I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight; Oh, if only I had been ready tonight. In the words of this poem the meaning is clear; The coming of Jesus is drawing near. There's only one life and when comes the last call We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

written by Unknown Author

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Make Your Own Beauty Products

honey body scrubConventional personal-care products contains an assortment of chemicals, including some that have been linked to health problems ranging from weight gain to cancer risk. While many natural and organic options exist, these can be pricey. Stay healthy—and save money—with homemade body, hair care and beauty products free of chemical preservatives.

Homemade Body-Care and Soap Recipes

Milk and Honey Soap
Soothing and gently exfoliating, this creamy bar has the comforting scent of vanilla.
Simply Lavender Soap
This easy lavender soap recipe is perfect for the first-time soap maker.
Super-Healing Hand Balm
Soothe dry, chapped hands with this all-natural hand balm made with healing comfrey—perfect for those who work with their hands.
Homemade Body and Facial Scrubs
Reveal fresh, healthy skin with homemade scrubs crafted from simple ingredients in your kitchen cupboard.
• Featured body-care recipes: Bee Gorgeous Face and Body Scrub; Playing Footsie Foot Scrub
Healing Herbal Salve
Treat itchy, dry skin with a homemade herbal salve.
How to Make Your Own Lotion, Lip Balm and Salve
Making your own lotion, lip balm and salve is fun and rewarding—and easier than you might think.
• Featured body-care recipes: Basic Lotion Recipe; Salve Recipe

Homemade Hair Care

Shimmer and Shine: Homemade Shampoo and Conditioner
Give your hair the love it deserves with natural shampoos, conditioners and rinses.
No-Dandruff Rinse
Deep cleanser your scalp and rid it of dead skin cells with this herbal and vinegar rinse.
Hair Softening Rinse
Get your super clean—and leave it soft and shiny—with this hair rinse.

Homemade Skin Care and Lip Balm Recipes

Herbal Skin Care Recipes
Freshen up with herb-based recipes for your face.
• Featured skin care recipes: Lavender Facial Wash; Red Clover Whipped Lotion; Rose Petal Facial Toner; Dandelion-Elder Flower Blemish Lightener; Lemon Lip Balm
Homemade Body and Facial Scrubs
Reveal fresh, healthy skin with homemade scrubs crafted from simple ingredients in your kitchen cupboard.
• Featured skin care recipes: Bee Gorgeous Face and Body Scrub; Spot the Difference Face Scrub
Fresh Grapefruit Cleanser
Perfect for oily skin types, this cleanser is mildly acidic and astringent.
Oatmeal Cleanser
A mild exfoliant, this oatmeal facial cleanser can soothe dry or irritated skin.
Gentle Cleanser
A good alternative to harsh soap, this gentle cleanser’s soothing properties make it especially good for sensitive or mature skin.
Homemade Lip Balm
Leave your lips feeling luscious and quenched with this simple recipe for homemade lip balm.
How to Make Your Own Lotion, Lip Balm and Salve
Making your own lotion, lip balm and salve is fun and rewarding—and easier than you might think.
~Country Mama~