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Sure I’m weird

I’ve been realizing over the past year that to the standard way of thinking that I am getting weirder and weirder.  Maybe I’m getting a little bit crunchy.  Maybe I’m starting to take more notice of the important things, the simple things, the healthy things.

Here are a few things you might find weird or maybe you’ll think I’m too normal and need to weird up a bit.  Take it easy on me, I’m learning…

I brush my teeth with tooth soap.  Yes, you read that right, it’s soap made exclusively for the teeth and I love and recommend it.

I was my face with oil.  Oh yes I do.  My skin has never been softer or purer.

High on my list of to do’s when I can afford it is to buy a share of a cow so my family can drink raw milk.

I make and drink my own kombucha for health reasons and cause I love the flavor.

I drink dandelion root tea.

I usually make my own bread from scratch (and often use fresh ground flour) because I can.  Oh, and it’s better and healthier too…

I avoid medications preferring to start with something traditional, old-school before I move on to the more extreme chemicals.  (Granted, I will use medication, just not at the first.  I believe that God gave people wisdom and understanding to find cures for sicknesses…sometimes it comes through chemicals and sometimes it comes through change in diet, exercise or a home remedy that treats the root problem rather than just the symptom.)

I like to eat “soaked” foods and am looking to learn more about it.

I am working on learning how to can/preserve my own food.

I believe in learning self-sufficiency and read a lot of blogs about it.  I even know what the letters TEOTWAWKI stand for.

I have recently been reading Romans 12:2 (Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].) and am wondering what it really means to my lifestyle.  I am getting stuck in how I let go of all the customs of my life and take on the customs of my Creator.  And I’m not talking about the easy things.  I’m talking about the hard things.  Are there things in my belief patterns that I need to let go of or grab onto regardless of what others in my life think?  Am I willing to ignore the judgement of others in order to embrace the path of the ONE?  Jesus lived differently than everyone around.  He stood out.  Am I willing to stand out of the normal pattern regardless of the consequences?  Honestly, it scares me.  I want to have friends.  I want to be accepted.  But more, I want to be like Him.  I just need to remember that when it counts.

So, I’m wondering…are there any other weirdos out there?  Are you one?  Do you know one?  What do you think about that scripture?  Has it turned your life upside down?  Are there customs in life that you conform to?  Is there anything that you would be willing to stand out on?  I would love to hear your thoughts on my thoughts.

~Jessica

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  1. Heya girl, I don’t think you are weird. Not one bit. Well, if you are, then I am in the boat with ya. (I wash my laundry with nut soap–actual nuts go in the washing machine — there are too many “weird” things that I do to list here!)

    Here is a link to my old food blog. We have a lot in common! (thanks for stopping by at All the Church Ladies today!)

    http://simplerawhealth.blogspot.com/

    Blessings.


    • I forgot to mention that I use soap nuts too. Well, not on all my laundry, but on the kids stuff. We use homemade laundry soap on our stuff. Just financially this is the best for now. I was following Aspire to Lead A Quiet Life and have been enjoying your new blog, but I never knew you had a food one. I’ll have to check it out. Have you read Nourishing Traditions?

  2. ~Brenda said,

    Not sure if you’ve heard of it, but I follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (because I have celiac). Not eating any grains, refined sugar, etc will really get me some “you are so weird” looks. :-))

    I recently wrote an article for BibleDude.net about looking different to a hurting world. In other words, looking like Jesus. It’ll certainly get you some looks, but then, you’ll also reach those who need Who we have.

    Not a bad exchange. 🙂


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