Hello and welcome to Moose Head Homestead! This blog is to share the adventures of a simple homestead in the Midwest. I share about real food, homesteading, prepping, outdoor activities, getting back to basics, encouragement, God's beauty, and of course Miss Daisey Mae! Thanks for stopping by! 🐔🐥🐾🦋🌿
My husband returned safely from the Dominican Republic Thurs night. He had a very blessed time there. He brought back a little bug/bacteria/parasite? with him though. He is taking his medicine and should be just fine soon. He doesn't feel sick or anything, just inconvenient if you know what I mean. ;)
He had a woman there he had only met minutes earlier come up to him and hug him and not let him go for several minutes despite him trying to let go several minutes in. She finally released him and told him that he was going to do great things for God. He was taken aback to say the least.
As for me, I have bone marrow edema in my upper tibia/lower femur again. As you can imagine the swelling of bone marrow is very painful. I am to be off my leg and was given a short length of steroids to bring the pain and swelling down. Seems to be working :) Also, my sleep study full report came back and it seems I wake up at least 11 times during the night. They had given me a pill to take to help keep my asleep and after a week of taking it....it doesn't work. :( So off to find another solution. There has to be something that will keep you asleep despite noises and not leave you a zombie in the morning. I also will be visiting the pain center after years of dealing with chronic pain. Hoping to have a pain free or even less pain life from now on. Wouldn't that be the cat's meow!
Hunter has to have physical therapy next month for a hip/pelvis that went out of whack while unloading wood from the trailer. He has been visiting the widow up the road (she is 85) and really enjoys her company. They are good for each other. :) She is very blessed by his visits. We started a new curriculum for him for homeschool and it is working out great. We really like it. :) Imagine finding something you like only after homeschooling for NINE years lol. I can't believe he will be in high school next year. Wow...
That's as much as my weak fingers will allow me to type right now. ;) I hope you all have a great day of worship. Let us rejoice and be GLAD. :)
We have the choice to walk in victory and not in defeat no matter our situation, whether we experience symptoms of sickness or not. We live in a fallen world and we are not immune to trials and tribulations such as sickness, disease or pain. There are times when we can rebuke and stand against such things and they flee, but there will be times when they will not. Our victory comes when we trust in Him anyhow, keep our eyes on Him, and don’t give satan a foothold or inroad into our life. Paul, to me, was a great example of this. He was beaten, shipwrecked, stoned, was weak, harassed by a demon, and more. Yet, through all that, he had the victory. He kept his eyes on Christ, praised Him in prison, continued to spread the gospel, and kept fighting the enemy. God promises us we will be delivered. That means we have to be put in situations that require deliverance. We are not immune! We may see our deliverance here on Earth several times over in different situations. We may also see it by …
These are a tasty treat when you need a boost of energy! Packed with protein from the peanut butter and oats, these will help you power through a workout. The fiber in the oats and the good fat in the peanut butter will keep satisfied until your next meal. Give them a try! As always, use organic ingredients when possible. Peanut Butter Power Balls
2/3 c organic peanut butter
1 t vanilla
2 T raw honey
1 c quick oats
1/2 c mini chocolate chips (use Enjoy Life if dairy free) Shoot for dark chocolate.
Add peanut butter, vanilla, and honey in a bowl. Mix well. Add in oats and chips and mix until well incorporated. Use a small cookie scoop and roll to make small balls. Makes about 18. Enjoy!
To change it up, you can replace 1/4 c of the mini chocolate chips with dried cranberries and dried apricots. So good!
Most people hit their prime in their 20's and 30's. They take life by the horns, have lots of energy, do lots of fun things, and enjoy it to the full.
I never thought I'd get to experience a "prime" of my life. In my 20's and 30's, I was sick and dying. I suffered from a neuromuscular disease called Myasthenia Gravis, a connective tissue disease called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, inflammatory arthritis, severe fibromyalgia, and cancer. I was a hot mess to say the least. My diseases progressed and I was steadily declining. I was in a wheelchair often, could not swallow normal food, could not sit up for very long, in severe pain, and had heart issues and difficulty breathing. I was out of treatment options after plasmapheresis and IVIG failed and caused deathly reactions. I could not take any pain medication as I also suffered autonomic nervous system dysfunction and my body reacted negatively to them. In fact, my body rejected everything the doctors tried and …