You are Never Alone
There have been many times in my life when I have been surrounded by people, but have felt so alone. In times such as these, I had to focus my thoughts on what I knew, not how I felt. Even though my human nature often struggles to take over, I am a firm believer in what God says is true and that prayer works! Through situations too numerous to mention, I’ve seen the results of prayer and seen the hand of God move in my life as well as others.
In one situation when I was about eight months pregnant with my second child, I experienced one such miracle. At the time, we lived in a single wide trailer with a bedroom on each end. My husband worked out of town for a few weeks at the time, so I was often left alone with my youngest daughter Jessica who was then four years old.
I let Jessica sleep with me while her dad was out of town since her bedroom was on the other end of the home. One night after going to bed, we had a terrible storm. When it woke me up, I began to pray as I held Jessica tightly. While praying, a very loud noise came over us during the storm; I felt the trailer start to move like it was lifting. I earnestly continued to pray and within a minute or two, the storm settled.
The experience left me shaking as I prayed not to go into labor. And it took me a while to go back to sleep, but I finally had peace of mind and fell asleep. The next morning, we awoke to several tree branches that were down all around our trailer. What really caught my attention was a large tree that was behind our trailer which was totally uprooted! Apparently, there had been a tornado right over our home, which miraculously was kept from touching down on us. The tree also missed damaging our home. I believe Jessica and I were not alone that night, and the hand of God had protected us.
When you feel like you are all alone, be of good cheer; though storms may rage, there is one who is always there for you. You are never alone.
Healthy Plants for the Home
As humans, we spend most of our time indoors, so air quality is important. There are many toxic compounds in our homes such as formaldehyde, ammonia, benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene, as well as indoor pollution caused by pollen, bacteria, or mold.
Plants absorb particles in the air as they take in carbon dioxide, then it is processed into oxygen through photosynthesis. There are also microorganisms which are associated with the plants present in the potting soil. These microbes are responsible for much of the purification.
Below are some plants that will help purify the air inside your home.
• Bamboo Palm which grows between 4 – 12 feet tall
• Peace Lily which is very easy to care for and a super indoor air cleaner
• Dracaena has many air cleansing benefits
• Garden Mum
• Spider Plants which are also very easy to care for
• Ficus or Weeping Fig, which grows between 2-10 feet tall
• Boston Fern
• Snake Plant has many benefits
• Aloe Vera which can also be used as a topical on skin for wounds
Overall, plants just make us feel better physically as well as mentally, so why not make a trip to the nearest garden center and begin the purification process?