Autoimmune

How To Have Hope While Fighting Autoimmune Disease

How To Have Hope While Fighting Autoimmune Disease A little over a year ago I CRASHED! I have been diagnosed with 7 different autoimmune diseases and in previous years I had only experienced a major flair up once before. I had been making it through life uncomfortably but I had…

Battling Autoimmune Disease Naturally

    Few things in life can rattle us like illness.  It causes us to come face to face with our mortality. Battling Autoimmune Disease Naturally will encourage and equip you for the fight. I have battled Autoimmune Disease for most of my adult life.  Our immune system’s primary…

Soothing The Symptoms of Celiac Disease

  I have Celiac Disease and I have passed it onto all 4 of my daughters…how do you like that for genetics?  For that reason, I am excited to share with you Soothing the Symptoms of Celiac Disease! Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that can occur in…

Is Self Care Biblical?

  What do people mean when they talk about self-care?  For the believer, is self-care biblical? As a mother of six children, I have personally struggled with the practice of caring for oneself and have reaped the consequences of it.  I currently battle seven different autoimmune diseases.  Because…

Why I Believe In Chiropractic Care

It’s an anniversary for me…20 years of Chiropractic care! As I contemplated how helpful seeing a Chiropractor has been for my family and I.  I wanted to share my experience with you in the hope that you and your family will benefit from my years of…

12 Must Have Medicinal Herbs

    We all have our favorites, don’t we? I have chosen these 12 Must-Have Medicinal Herbs because they are my preferred herbs to use with my rather large family.  These hard-working plants have proven themselves.  Many of these beauties grow locally in my area, they…

Anti-inflammatory Essential Oils

Inflammation…Inflammation…Inflammation! I read about some new research study weekly that tells of the detriments of inflammation on the body. Inflammation is not good for anyone but it is definitely not good for a person with an autoimmune disease!  It is a battle that daily needs to…

8 Natural Antibiotics

Well, it finally happened to me. I have been hearing about bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics for years.  However, I had no personal experience until now.  After several rounds of different antibiotics, the results were always the same.  I would temporarily get well and then once I got off the…

Exercise For The Slacker

  Exercise is a great place to begin our series 31 Days to a Healthier You. Now here’s the thing…I am an exercise slacker and have no real physical fitness success to my name.  I start out strong every year and then apathy sets in which…

2 COMMENTS

  1. Paola Salgado | 18th Oct 14

    Blessings your way!
    I have a 15 year old boy whom I suspect is on the spectrum. The most devastating part is that he decided not to believe in God. It it so difficult to see him not connecting with his peers at school or in our neighborhood. He spends his days alone. Most of all, it is so difficult to see him being away from God.
    How did you help your daughter stay in God’s path.

  2. Janelle Esker | 19th Oct 14

    Hi Paola,
    I am so sorry to hear about your son and am praying about how to answer. Our daughter has had moments where she says she the most inappropriate things about God and we are all shocked but in truth we probably have all felt that way at one time or another. It is hard for some kids on the spectrum to get their minds around God as he is not something concrete that they can touch. He is in many ways a mystery. We have encouraged our daughter to always be honest with God about how she feels. God can handle her honesty and will meet her there, even when she is shockingly inappropriate. We believe that the word of God is the truth…all of it. We have encouraged her to study the word. She is now, at age 24 quite a Bible scholar. Some of the questions we get from her really challenge us! 🙂 We also prayed like crazy especially in those teen years which can be anything but stable…especially with people on the spectrum. I think prayer is the key and encourage your son to talk to God about his questions. Does he have any interests? Our daughter is interested in animals, she has really connected with God through her interests. She loves the ministry Answers in Genesis. Their reading material has helped her so much! I would research what is going on in his interest area that you could use to help him see God at work. Please let me know if I can help in the future and please know this…I am praying for you!

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