Praying the Scriptures for Advent

Advent: noun, a coming or arrival

This is advent. We celebrate A coming. We celebrate An arrival.

The arrival of a baby boy born in a stable. A baby, yet a king.
The arrival of new life to a young, bewildered couple.
The arrival of new life for you and me.
The arrival of a new kingdom.

The arrival of Grace.

Grace is here. Grace came down, in the form of a baby, not only to Bethlehem 2,000 years ago, but to you and me. Today.

The arrival of Love.

Not just any love…I “love’ ice cream, I “love” the beach.
But, the arrival of True Love. The truest and greatest ever known.
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

The arrival of Peace.

Peace in a Person…peace that can’t be explained…peace that comes in the middle of the storm and passes all understanding. Peace that envelops our hearts when we need it most. When we need Him most.
“For He himself is our peace…” Ephesians 2:14

The arrival of Life.

Life more full and abundant than we ever could have known on our own.
Life forgiven and free.

A new life…a new heart…a new beginning.

Advent…the arrival of a baby. A baby who means so very many things to us. A baby who is the gift of grace. The gift of love. The gift of peace. The gift of life. And so much more…

He was. He is. He will be. Forevermore.

Praying the Scriptures for Advent

Praying the Scriptures for Advent

Join me in praying 1 verse every day leading up to Christmas Day to prepare our hearts for the arrival of grace, love, peace and LIFE.

Praying Scriptures of Light in a Dark World

“The hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight…”

No matter how dark our world may seem, there is no darkness that can overtake the light. One little tiny speck of light will break through the darkness in even the darkest of places and nights.

In the beginning God said, “Let there be light.”

Even the darkness is not dark to Him.

God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light to our path.

If there was ever a time in our world when we needed to be reminded that Jesus came to BE LIGHT, it is today. It is now.

Join me each day in December as we read & pray 1 verse about LIGHT from God’s Word.

Praying Scriptures of Light in a Dark World

Light of the World

If you wish to follow along with the verses each day, you can follow along on my blog Facebook page or my Instagram account. Join the community by using the hashtag #PrayingTheScriptures as well.

Jesus, Light of the World Devotional

If you would like an e-book devotional based on these verses with just a short prayer and devotional thought for each day of December, you can go here to grab it.  These are the same verses listed in the free printable, but with the addition of a short prayer & devotional thought along with journaling lines for you to write out your own prayers.

Jesus: Light of the World, Praying the Scriptures through Advent

More Praying the Scriptures Resources

Click here to find more free printable & resources for Praying God’s Word. 

Free Printable Gift Tags for Essential Oil Gifts

Did you know that the average person encounters 300 toxins each and every day. And most of them are in our own homes! Let’s not increase these numbers for our loved ones by giving them gifts full of the bad stuff! Let’s give our loved ones non-toxic gifts & useful this year! There are so many simple ways to bless others by using essential oils in our gifts!

I  created these gift tags for a few Make & Take classes that my group did! So many people were asking for more of these gift tags that I    decided to make them printable!

I hope these will be helpful for you!

Christmas Gift Ideas Using Essential Oils

Here is a video where I talked about lots of ideas for using oils in your gifts!

Recipes for Gifts Listed

All is Calm Bath Salts

  • Clear Ball Ornaments – Similar to these (I    got mine at Hobby Lobby a lot cheaper)
  • Epsom Salt 
  • 2 drops Lavender + 2 drops Cedarwood
  • Add epsom salt to ornament with a kitchen funnel, add drops of oil and shake around

Calm & Bright Stress Roller

Joy to the World Room Spray

Silent Night Linen Spray

  • Glass Spray Bottles – I    use these 
  • 10 drops Lavender
  • Fill rest of the way with water

Free Printable Gift Tags

Click on link or graphic to download your free PDF and print as many copies as you like!

Printable Gift Tags for Essential Oil Gifts PDF

20+ Gift Ideas from the Starter Kit

For less than $200 you can make ALL of these gifts! (You will need to purchase little things to go WITH the oils, but the initial investment of 11 oils and the diffuser to make all these gifts with will be $160+tax+shipping. So you really can make lots of gifts for around $200!) 

Click here to print this list of gifts that can be made with essential oils.

Oily Christmas Gifts PDF

Getting Started with Essential Oils

This month I    am offering my Advent Devotional, Jesus, Light of the World: Praying the Scriptures through Advent for FREE if you join my team! A PAPER COPY to those within the U.S. ALSO I’m sending you a Starbucks gift card to go along with your devotional!

To get started with Young Living you need a wholesale membership, similar to a Sam’s Club or Costco membership. You purchase the premium starter kit and receive 11 oils, a diffuser, lots of samples and a wholesale MEMBERSHIP which then saves you 24% off all items in the future.

Click here to read more about essential oils and get started today as a wholesale member! 

Here is a picture of the premium starter kit and all it contains:

30+ Gift Ideas with Essential Oils

It is never too early to begin thinking about Christmas gifts. This year let’s ditch the toxins and give gifts that will be GOOD for the recipients, both in body and spirit.

Consider giving gifts that will bless AND support the recipient’s well being by giving gifts that use essential oils!

If you’d like more info on essential oils or are ready to take the PLUNGE, head over to my essential oils page and click “become a wholesale member.” You will gain so much more than a box of oils. 😉 You will get an entire support system of women as well as regular teaching and education on how to use these amazing gifts from God! 

Facebook Live Video about these Gift Ideas

If you’re reading this post in an email, click here to watch the video!

30+ Gift Ideas with Essential Oils

  • Bath Salt Ornaments – add epsom salt and 3-4 drops of essential oils to the clear ball ornament
  • Calm & Bright Stress Blend – Lavender + Frankincense + Carrier Oil in roller top bottle (or if you want to go beyond the Starter Kit, I recommend Joy oil or Peace & Calming)
  • Round Wooden Ornaments – pair ornament with an oil of your choice for a Christmas time diffuser to hang on the tree or on a door knob
  • Peppermint Brownies – Gift a brownie mix, a wooden spoon and a bottle of peppermint. Or add a mixing bowl as a wedding gift! Follow directions for brownie mix and add 3-4 drops peppermint oil.
  • Cute Kitchen Towel paired with a spray bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner (or a homemade crocheted wash cloth)
  • Pretty Pillowcase paired with Linen Spray or Lavender (purchase empty glass spray bottle, fill with water and add 10-12 drops your favorite essential oil)
  • Stuffed Animal + Lavender for a child’s gift, instruct parent to add a few drops lavender to stuffed animal before bed each evening
  • Coffee Mug + Thieves Oil + Hot Tea Bags
  • Coffee Mug + Peppermint + Hot Cocoa Mix or Favorite Coffee
  • Diffuser + Thieves Oil for the teachers in your life!
  • Pair a favorite book with an oil like Gratitude or Peace & Calming
  • Super Hero Cape + Valor Oil for a child
  • Glass/Stainless Water Bottle with Lemon or Grapefruit Oil
  • Boo-Boo Cream – Mix Coconut Oil in a small jelly jar with 5 drops each Lavender and Frankincense
  • Chew Toys and Purification for the pet lovers in your life!
  • Soup Mix + a Vitality Oil (Rosemary, Basil, Thyme, Lemongrass)
  • Sugar Scrub using Brown Sugar + Coconut Oil + Your Favorite Essential Oil
  • Salt Scrub using Epsom Salt + Your Favorite Essential Oils
  • Pain Rub – Copaiba + Coconut Oil (or Pan Away)
  • Sports Rub – Pan Away + Coconut Oil
  • Chest Rub – R.C. + Coconut Oil
  • Homemade Face Serum – Lavender + Frankincense + V-6 Carrier Oil (Young Living’s carrier oil)
  • Room Spray – Purification + Water in a small glass spray bottle
  • Wool Dryer Balls + Purification (or another favorite oil, these dryer balls can replace your toxic fabric softener or dryer sheets)
  • Homemade Rice Pillow + Lavender (heat rice pack in microwave for a warm compress)
  • Leather Bracelet + Your Favorite Oil (I personally would choose Valor or Peace & Calming to gift someone!)
  • Diffuser Bracelet or Necklace + Favorite Oil 
  • Essential Oil Scented Play Dough (lots of recipes on pinterest!)
  • Homemade Salsa (using Lime Vitality Oil)
  • Leather Earrings + Favorite Oil 
  • Spa Kit – homemade bath bombs + bath pillow (or just gift a bottle of lavender and recipient can use a few drops in the bath)
  • Young Living’s lip balm for stocking stuffers (it’s my favorite!)
  • Young Living’s Stress Away Roller Top Bottle – this is packaged so beautifully and would make a great gift for an essential oil skeptic as well!

Premium Starter Kit

You can get most of these gifts created by using the oils in the starter kit! So that is 20-30 gifts for $160 + tax + shipping! Woo-hoo!!

Click here to join my team & get started with essential oils today! You will be added to our Facebook groups where you can start learning right away!

To learn more about essential oils go here!

AND, for the REST OF OCTOBER 2017, I am offering a $25 Amazon Gift Card if you choose to join my team by purchasing a Premium Starter kit as shown below! 

Printable Gift Idea List

If you are a paper list kind of girl, click on this link to download your own PDF file and print!

Oily Christmas Gifts PDF


Wishing You the Joy of Jesus!

Sweet friends,

Merry Christmas! What a beautiful and blessed time of year. I am lifting up your precious families and asking God to give you His joy this Christmas season. I am asking Him to be the healer of broken hearts, the provider of your needs and the lifter of your heads. May He fill your cups to overflowing today and everyday!!

I’m thankful for you!