Before We Were Yours


I was blessed to be a part of the Sisterhood Of The Traveling Book. The book was about a well known child-trafficker, Georgia Tann who kidnapped children of wayward mothers and then sold them to wealthy families. The story goes back and forth from past to present. The story follows 12 year-old Rill Foss and her siblings through their life living on a river shanty to the halls of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society where her siblings are “sold” off one by one. I was drawn into the book from page one and felt like I was part of the Foss family, felt the water slapping against their shanty boat, heard the birds, felt the breeze.

“Life is not unlike cinema. Each scene has its own music, and the music is created for the scene, woven to it in ways we do not understand. No matter how much we may love the melody of a bygone day or imagine the song of a future one, we must dance within the music of today, or we will always be out of step, stumbling around in something that doesn’t suit the moment.”
-Rill Foss

We have no control of each day, love those that are close to you, love those that may not be family. if you have a sister, you will understand the depth of the relationship each has to one another. The author has a unique gift of writing and pulling the reader in from the beginning. Make sure you have tissues, carve out time to read “Before We Were Yours.” At times heartbreaking, but yet uplifiting. The bonds of family run deep. You will fall in love with Rill and her siblings. You will feel the pain of being separated from family.

Lisa Wingate has become my all time favorite author. I am humbled to have the opportunity to review the book and hoping that their is a follow up to this book.

Benefits Of Pure Therapeutic Oils


Curious about essential oils? Socrates once said “The body cannot be cured without regard for the soul”. I had been introduced to essential oils two years ago when my respiratory system was compromised.

Benefits of using pure therapeutic oils are:

  • Maintain emotional, spiritual and physical health.
  • Research has proven that essential oils quickly penetrate through the skin.
  • Because of their ability to penetrate through the skin, essential oils can affect the cells of the human body within minutes.
  • Various Young Living Essential Oils can be applied topically, ingested,relaxing, diffused, or inhaled, so be sure to check your labels for individual details.

Information above is in no way intended to treat,cure, diagnose or prevent any disease or illness. If you feel that you have a medical condition seek the help of a medical professional. Seek first the counsel of your health care professional before making any changes.


When a disaster strikes (massive flooding, fires, tornadoes etc) the first person to get the call out from the State Director is the Feeding Lead. Over the years I have learned how to cook massive amounts of food (15,000) and serve those meals to the community and all who may of been affected.

We must never forget that Jesus walked across the desert to witness to massive amounts of people.


Over 52 references in the Bible

Historical Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil:

Frankincense was used in ancient sacrificial ceremonies and rituals because it was believed to help improve communication with God.


Frankincense essential oil can be used for topical, aromatic, and internal applications.
Frankincense for internal use can be found using Young Living’s Vitality line of essential oils.










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