Temple Detox

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Opportunity of a Lifetime!

I have currently been reading the book "Flip Flop CEO" by Janine Finery, Lory Muirhead and Whitney Roberts. It's amazing! As a result I am just blown away with excitement over Arbonne. The more I am learning about this company, the more I learn about network marketing, the more motivated and encouraged I become! I am truly taking steps toward changing not only my family's life, but the lives of friends, and future friends and business partners. It's not just the products- which are incredible. It's not just about getting to teach others about detoxing our bodies, getting healthy and making informed decisions about personal care products. It's not just about a Temple Detox Devotional that I have written to supplement the 28 Day Detox (which I am psyched about!). No, today I am over the moon about Arbonne's business model. And the lifestyle it encourages.

Have you ever loved a product so much you started telling all your friends? Well that is FREE advertisement for that company. Arbonne saves a TON of money by cutting out the "middle men" of distribution, advertisement, and retailers. Think about the thousands of dollars paid to celebrities who don't even use those products. Now consider how Arbonne consultants actually use the products and are getting paid to advertise! By becoming a consultant, I am simply getting paid to use Arbonne's products (which I do love) and helping others learn about them and obtain them. Network Marketing has been reinvented by internet shopping and social media. For Arbonne, there is a LOW buy-in cost, there is NO inventory, and NO door-to-door sales necessary.

Even better, Arbonne has a vast array of consumable products. Products that are effective, chemical free, and their wellness line is gluten, dairy and soy free, Kosher and Vegan certified. These consumable products are loved by our customers, this translates into return customers. Even better, those customers can become consultants, buy into their own store and make money referring others to use products they love! Because, truthfully that is all I am doing. And it is working. My pay check has more than doubled in the last 3 months. I'm not in this just for the money, but it wouldn't be truthful if I said it isn't making a difference for my family.

I have done other network marketing businesses before. As an english major and military-wife-to-be, it seemed like the best option. But they weren't consumable products, they didn't align my with "PURIST" ideals or passions and it was WORK. Each order was hard to get. I was finding success, but I didn't like "selling" to people, deep inside I wanted to help people. But Arbonne isn't just consumable; it is every day products! Shampoo, body wash, hairspray! Skin care, nutrition, diaper cream. Honestly, the business model just makes sense.

As if that wasn't enough for me to be excited about, I am making new friends every day. Only five months ago I would have been able to count the number of people I talked to each WEEK on one hand. But now I am meeting new, incredible, vivacious women each week and it is so refreshing. This business has become life enriching. It is pushing me out of my comfort zone. It is providing a platform for me to talk about healing mentally, physically and spiritually! This is an incredibly powerful business opportunity. I can not help but share it. If you are intrigued- watch this video (bonus: she has an Australian accent!) There is some different information for Australia versus the US- its only $20 to become a preferred client, and $79 to join! But the key information is spot on! Enjoy listening!

Ask yourself, are you excited about what you are doing? Where do you want to be in five years and will your current job get you there?  Is what you are doing working for you? If you are interested in Arbonne let me know! If you want to support me in business I'd love the opportunity to serve you! 

Contact me at: jdfrickie.templedetox28@gmail.com

Friday, March 6, 2015

I am a PURIST.

Recently I have been pondering what type of mother I would label myself as. The working mom, the stay-at-home mom, the crunchy granola mom, the helicopter mom, the homeschool mom…Honestly, I don’t think I fall under any of them. I embrace certain aspects of each, but none of them identify my parenting style or choices. So thinking a little deeper about this, I determined to create my own label.  I am a PURIST. I am a mom who has determined to raise her children to remain PURE. I desire to help maintain their purity: heart, mind, body and soul.
            For their hearts, I try to show them pure, unconditional love and when I fail at it, because I a human, I show them how God forgives and ask them to do the same for me. For their minds, I am aiming to provide them a comprehensive, well-rounded education that teaches ALL sides of the arguments; i.e. Creationism versus Evolution, Christianity versus Humanism, Spirituality AND Psychology and Biology. But most importantly, I am praying that I set them up on firm foundation of a Christian Worldview; not that they just say they believe it, but that my children will know WHY they choose to believe or not.
            I am changing their food intake to keep them pure in body. A diet free of chemicals, additives, GMO’s, dyes and excessive sugar. I am purchasing organic, non-GMO meat, and keeping their meat intake low to prevent extreme amounts of the casein protein in their bodies so they wont be feeding cancer cells. I am using Arbonne’s ABC children’s line so their shampoo’s, body washes, lotion and diaper cream are safe and chemical free! I no longer use plastics in the microwave and have overpaid for steel or glass sippy-cups.  I am putting every effort towards showing them healthy nutritious ways of eating. I have invested in essential oils so that we have healthy natural alternatives to medicine, as well as cleaning products. I am trying to consistently workout at home, in front of them, encouraging them to join in, because as I saw a friend post on her Facebook recently “A strong mom raises strong daughters!” Lastly, for their bodies, I am teaching them modesty and respect for themselves; not to hide themselves in shame but in a way that honors the temple that God created them to be for his Holy Spirit. I will be honest with them about sex and dangers of promiscuity and it dishonors not just themselves but their future husbands.
            I am praying that as I live in faith, my children will learn what faith is and how it seeps into every thought, every decision, and every word spoken. I am praying constantly that they will be indwelt with the purifying, cleansing and healing Holy Spirit. I am praying that Jesus will be their savior and teacher, who shows them that living a pure life means rejection, persecution and hardship. I pray that they will have the strength and courage to choose the greater reward.
            To some, this will sound self-righteous, even pious. However, I write this humbly, in all sincerity, with the full knowledge that I have lived a less than pure life. But I stand on the grace and mercy of Christ and pray that I can teach my daughters how to live purely in a world that is increasingly toxic. I stand in hope that they will be light in a world of darkness, and when they fall, I pray that there will be grace and mercy waiting to catch them with the unconditional loving arms of Jesus.

            So I am a PURIST. That is the best way to describe it. What about you? How would you define yourself? Can you think of other ways to live a pure life? I would love some feedback!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Voice of Truth

Last weekend I had an incredible opportunity to teach a course on "The Voice of Truth: Battling Ungodly Truths in Life and Business" at our Arbonne Team Training/Introduction to the business. It was so exciting and I think this information is vital to everyone looking for success in life and in business!

In the beginning of January, I sat down and focused on some ungodly beliefs I had formed about my Arbonne business. I was scared of failure and rejection. I was scared to be seen because I had not achieved physical perfection. I didn't want to be known as a hypocrite. I was overwhelmed by the demands of a new business, motherhood, at that time a new pregnancy and being an attentive wife. So many beliefs were dragging me down. I identified 10 of them and replaced them with God's truth. From that day on I walked in faith that despite myself, I would see success and I would begin to help people transform their lives spiritually, physically and mentally. My deepest desire is to see other people healed and finding JOY in life, just as I have these past five months. In February through the miscarrying process, as I lay on bed rest, I began to receive calls and messages for Arbonne orders. I wasn't working the business, but God was working it for me. 

Today, after earning my first promotion, I have been courageously sharing about my business, believing with all my heart that it can help others if I can just get the word out. I have also begun writing a 28 Day Temple Detox devotional to supplement the Arbonne 28 Day Detox. Today, 15 women are finding healing, encouragement and results in their efforts. I KNOW that those ungodly beliefs, those lies, were attempted hindrances to the transformation other people would find through my success. As I sit here, in my comfy chair, dreaming and setting goals for the future- I can only imagine how this small ministry that God has begun through me will grow. I am praying it catches like wildfire and burns throughout my community and family. I am praying for the men and women God would send to join my team! Tonight, I am waiting to hear the voice of Truth whisper the words of courage and wisdom that I will need to move forward in this unexpected, undeserved calling on my life. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Two kisses from Heaven

As I washing dishes tonight, the song  "It is well" by Bethel Music came on, catching me off guard and I began to cry. This was my song as I was going through the miscarriage last month. Life is beautiful, I have no complaints. But it would be a lie, and dishonoring to my baby, to say I'm not still grieving. That I don't  have moments when the heartache and grief and feelings of loss and sadness flood in. Because I do. But after these moments, I feel peace settle in. It washes over me, seeping into the cracks of my broken but healing heart, and then once more I can sing "it is well" with honesty and zeal.

So tonight as I laid in bed, recovered from the sadness, I was reading old emails. And I found one that left me thinking "He never fails to show up and say 'hey, look at me'!" In the best of ways and the most perfect moments. Because  when we look at Him, we are stilled, in awe of His beauty and completely  fulfilled.  So, I'd come across an old email I'd written while hugely pregnant with my first baby! Now at that time I was going through five weeks of prodromal labor (if you don't know what it is, lucky you!).  Frustrated and uncomfortable, I was reaching my limit of patience and understanding...and then God kissed me from  Heaven and changed my outlook. Tonight,  He used this story, one I'd written almost three years ago and had forgotten about, and kissed me for a second time....

Had a rough morning, after very little sleep and contractions having started and stopped AGAIN.

I fought with Justin cause I was being a brat. Things just weren't going well and I wasn't feeling very good. So I laid down to pray, confessed my sins, and asked that God would help me not freak out about Rebecca being born before/during the typhoon, lose heart after four weeks of this and that He would take away my fear.

I prayed that he would let me read His word this morning through the lense of the Holy Spirit. So, as I open my bible, a little yellow card falls out, titled Second Chance Card. It read:

"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness."
1 John 1:8-9

I cried and thanked Him. But realized the card had held a page open. Then I looked to the page it was on and started reading. No joke, this is what it said:

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die..."
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

My jaw dropped! I laughed so hard as joy bubbled inside of me. God knew what I needed three months ago when I randomly placed that little yellow card in my bible. It's been waiting there for this moment!

I just laid there in awe. Those two scriptures were all I needed this morning in my moment of doubt, frustration, fear and weakness. Those two lines in Ecclesiastes were enough to comfort my heart because HE is more than enough, always. They just confirmed to me that:
God exists
He hears me
He answers me
He loves me
He is with me
His plan for Rebecca and me is perfect, because His timing is perfect!

I hope this little story of His sense of humor makes you smile. Because all those above statements are just as true for you today!!! 

God used the very same scripture to kiss me during anxiety over the birth of my first child and now the passing of my third child. Two kisses, one verse. A reminder that He is sovereign, but also that He is present, active and helping me each step I take. Amen!