Friends

Tim Soap

Ok friends. I hope you are ready to enjoy some soap, because this is the best kind around!

I have a friend named Tim. He makes soap, collects weird instruments, and is moving to Africa in January. He needs support!

The best thing about Tim Soap is that it has the most minimal amount of ingredients, but produces the most hydrated and best feeling skin. My current favorite is the chocolate peppermint, or as I like to call it, the “Peppermint Patty.” This one simply contains goat milk, silk, cocoa powder and peppermint essential oil. That’s it! All of these things are highly recommended for nourishing and naturally cleaning the skin. Peppermint essential oil also does wonders with a tight, stressful chest and a tension headache. It’s only $5 a bar!

He has several different bars that are up for grabs. Here’s a list of them and there ingredients!

Baby Skin– $5: baby powder frangrance oil, goats milk, silk and sandalwood powder. This is a great one for exfoliation!

Man Soap– $5: liquified frankinsense resin, anise essential oil, sweet orange, cedar wood, ylang ylang and silk. There’s nothing feminine about this one!

Close Shave– $3: bentonite clay and juniper berry essential oil. This one gives a crazy lather, and is also a good bath soap!

He even has an unscented bar for $3 for those who simply want to clean themselves without the frill.

The packaging will look much better once the lovely AlliRay gets her hands on it, and we will be selling it at the Lake Desoto Farmers Market next weekend!

Sounds awesome right? Not only do you need to grab some of these up for yourself, but they also make fantastic stocking stuffers, leaving the entire stocking smelling so fresh and so clean.

Now I understand that soap is soap. We can buy it virtually anywhere, so why would anyone take the time to order this stuff? Well, let me tell you about Tim, and maybe that will sway your vote.

Tim goes to my church, Church on the Way. If you want to hear complaints, bickering, gossip, negativity, and all of the other crap that we tend to consume ourselves with on a daily basis, then DO NOT go to Tim. Most conversations with Tim consist of instruments, soap, coffee, music festivals, tattoos and the neat adventures he’s been on. Over the summer, he lost his house to the terrible flooding from the storms up here in North Florida, and at one point was riding his bike something like 40 miles a day to get to work. When he needs a place to rest his head, he has one, even if it’s not the most convenient. In the couple of years that I’ve had the pleasure of being in a church community with Tim, I’ve never once heard the man complain. If you want to meet a man who actually looks like a Christ follower, then this is your guy. He’s moving to Africa to join Brie Demott, our other international missionary, to love on orphans and serve Nakuru, Kenya however he can. If you want to know more about Tim’s life and his calling, then clear here and contact him!

So are you ready to buy some soap? If you are interested in supporting Tim and also having the best skin, then email me at meganontheway@gmail.com and we will get your soap ordered right away!

The Blanton Wedding: Peach in the Fall

If there is anything to be thankful for right now (and the list is very long ) it’s that I have good friends.

Nick and Camillia got married on November 10th in Daniel’s parent’s backyard. It was an intimate affair with only a few friends, and the weather could not have been more perfect.

It was quite possibly one of the sweetest weddings I’ve ever had the honor of being a part of. And, truthfully, I’m kind of starting to lose count. It’s like once you hit your mid 20’s, you might as well plan on going to at least one wedding a month. But this one was good for the heart.


Holy Sanctification Process Batman, What the Crap is Happening?

What an insane 24 hours it has been. We all know one of the reasons why, and for the sake of all of our sanity, I won’t talk politics.

Last night my son woke up at around 3:45 in the morning. Typically when this happens, something spiritually fishy is going on, but I was drugged up on NyQuil, so Daniel handled it.

I woke up this morning to my phone being blown up with texts about friends in the hospital. Seizures, brain bleeds, emergency open heart surgery, respiratory infections…. THE WORKS!

How quickly God can put into perspective what is most important.

How quickly God can remind us of WHO is actually in charge.

Today has been physically and emotionally exhausting, but spiritually I feel SO ALIVE. I feel like my church family is suffering together, and suffering well. I haven’t really realized, until today, how much we love each other. It’s incredible and perhaps a snapshot of what heaven will be like (without the pain, tears, and weird hospital socks).

As wounded soldiers who are having to get their broken bones set and bandaged up, we are all leaning on each other for help, and it may be one of the most humbling and amazing times of my life.

If you are of the kind that prays, pray for Church On The Way. Pray for endurance, rest, strength, courage, hope and faith.

God is walking with us through the valleys.