Friday, August 22, 2008


Last summer, our oldest son, Gage, popped up with a cluster of boils under his right arm. He maybe got 5 or 6 under one arm,and oh my was it painful for him, and depressing to mommy and daddy to see him in so much pain. We put hot compresses on them, cleaned them, and they went away. After about a week of playing and working in the hot sun, getting all hot and sweaty, some popped up on his bottom. Our poor little boy could not even sit, it broke our hearts to see him in this much pain. We prayed, he prayed, and we tried everything, but they kept popping up in new spots. This is when my husband and I started to get a little nervous, we thought it might be something in his blood, so after praying, we decided that maybe we needed to take him to the doctor. Being we don't have health insurance, and we like to do things as natural as possible, taking him to the doctor was serious to our family. He was put on an antibiotic, didn't work, they gave him a stronger pill, didn't work. What are we to do now ? I called different herb stores, nobody had an answer. At that time we did not have the Internet so that was not an option for us. A good friend of mine had came over and she had done some research on the Internet, and she found these 3 herbs that he could drink for 9 weeks and it would cleanse his body out. What a blessing it was, it was long and sometimes inconvenient, but well worth the time. The boils healed, and did not return.

Nettle Leaf - 2 times a day for 1 week
Burdock Root - 2 times a day for 1 week
Echinacea Purpurea Root- 2 times a day for 1 week

Repeat the cycle for 3 weeks in a row!!!!!

This is well worth the time, and it is good for you and your children. My son drinks at least 1 glass a day, because he enjoys it and he fears of getting boils. None have popped up on him this year.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Yesterday was just one of them days here at the Stroupe house, I was behind with house work from the busy weekend, and being gone all day Tuesday, grocery shopping, and seeing the midwife, so therefore Wednesday just did not want cooperate with me. Trying to catch up on house work, busted watermelon in the middle of the floor, and hanging out 5 loads of laundry. Top it off, last night Gage had soccer practice that we had to be at by 6:00, and Andrew had a side job to tend to so he was not able to take him. Anyhow, I was running out of time, so I had to leave clothes out on the line. When we got back, Andrew was on his way home, he had not ate supper yet, (clothes still on the line ) I fix hubby's supper, and Gage and I go out to put the chickens up. ( It is now dark time ). We were missing one chicken, so I asked Gage to go in and get daddy to come out and see if he could find her. Before Andrew had gotten out there I had found her, Andrew puts her in the hen house and we walk together toward the house. Oh my, still hanging, are the clothes, sense before soccer practice grrrrr. Here I am thinking, YES, I have help. I start to take them down one by one, hubby continues to walk to the house. My thoughts * I can not believe he is not helping me, here I am outside, 2 loads to take down and he continues to walk in the house *. I walk into the house with an arm load, Andrew is in the bathroom washing his hands after handling the chickens. I go outside to get the rest. The thought was going through my mind, * how could I think that, he worked for 8 hrs, went to do a side job, got home late, and all he wants to do is relax. All I can think about is me, me, me, it is my fault that they are still out here, and that I am behind on my duties as a wife and mother.* So as this is going through my mind, guess who comes outside to help, yep the most wonderful, unselfish,loving husband in the world. I asked him to go back inside, that I am almost done, and to go in and relax. When I went into the house I was telling him everything, and he just GRINNED........ So this morning all of this is going through my mind, I sit down to my Bible, and guess what I read.. 2 Timothy ch 3 2 & 3 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemeres, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy 3: Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent fierce, despisers of those that are good. AMEN

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Weekend

3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth. KJV

As I am sitting here eating my egg and cheese sandwich and drinking my tea, taking a break

from the busy morning, 3 loads of laundry, hanging them all out, and another load waiting to

be hung, I am thinking WOW how did I get so far behind on house hold duties???? Our

weekends are a little different from some. My husband works on Saturdays so Sunday and

Mondays are our weekends. Almost every weekend I get behind because we like to spend

as much time as possible with Daddy. It may be cleaning the yard, mowing, or washing the

vans, no matter what it is the inside usually gets neglected.

I would like to share with you how our weekend went. Sunday we were gone all day long

to minister and be with some friends. The Lord took 2 of their children to be with him in

the same week last month. Monday, in the morning time I did get to hang 1 load out while

my husband, and 3 of my children replaced a tire on our van. I walked up with our

1 year old to see how it was going. It is really a lot of fun, and up lifting trying to teach our

children, diligence, joyfulness,and obedience. Rejoice in the Lord alway; and again say rejoice.

Philippians 4:4 KJV

After they got done with working on the van, all of us started

in our garage, and oh my, if you

could have seen that mess you would think it would have taken a week to clean it out.

We were so busy we didn't get any pictures of us cleaning, but here is one of us resting, and

the results of the garage.

Here is a picture of the children when it is all done and over with.

Here is our youngest hard at work!!!!!!!!

Now I see why it is a blessing
to get behind on the weekend !

There Is No Greater Joy !!!!!!!!!!!