Creating an Elegant Clergy Stole

So... you want to make a clergy stole. Hey, that is wonderful (read to the bottom to get my free pattern)! Whether you are making a stole for yourself or for someone else, it will be a fun project, indeed. But before you get started, let's talk a little about symbolism and colors. In the Christian church, the clergy stole is a symbol of ordination and the colors normally follow the Christian year. There are five colors that are traditionally used with a couple choices for the Advent Season (blue, purple, white, green, red & sometimes gold instead of or in combination with white). And of course, there are many designs to choose from. For example one white stole may have the symbols of Holy Communion, another the symbols or Baptism, and others may be designed for Trinity Sunday, Christ the King Sunday or Christmas, etc. But all will be worn in accordance with the Christian Year:

Sugar Detox Challenge

Why a Sugar Detox?

Most of us swim in sugar during times of celebration, and it can be hard to cut back afterwards. On average, we consume 17 teaspoons of added sugar each day- the equivalent of about 80 small jelly beans! 

Excess sugar consumption is tied to an increased risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women. A surplus of added sugar has also been linked to type 2 diabetes and cancer risk and may negatively affect psychological health.

Below are five tips to help you cut back on sugar and make it through the dreaded after-the-celebration sugar detox!


One Simple Change to Improve Health

One of the simplest ways to improve our health is by drinking more water

In addition to assisting in crucial body functions, drinking plenty of water can provide several health benefits, including supporting digestion and metabolism, enhancing physical performance, promoting weight loss, and protecting cognitive health.


Brain Support and Essential Oils

Alpha pinene, Sesquiterpene.... Are you speaking English??

Previously, we talked about ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) and mindset and the profound impact a positive mindset can have on your life. 

Now let's talk about our favorite essential oils that can help your mind function!


Mindset Reset

Mind Health
Let’s talk about the importance of having a healthy mindset.  After the last couple years what better topic to start with than that!

"Negative thoughts invade your mind like ants at a picnic."

In his bookChange Your Brain Change Your Life, Dr. Daniel G Amen identifies ten types of negative thoughts which infiltrate our minds if we allow them to. They are labeled as ANTs which stands for Automatic Negative Thoughts.


The Powerful NingXia Berry

Begin your day with the power of the NingXia berry. Comes in convenient, portable pouches that are the perfect way enjoy super nutrition throughout the day. Premium ingredients include juices and extracts from super fruits such as aronia, plum, blueberry, and pomegranate, plus a whole-fruit puree of exotic wolfberries.

This delicious juice packs a big punch, offering benefits that include support for normal eye health, cellular function, and energy levels, that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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