SHINE Apothecary Boutique

Welcome to SHINE’s Apothecary Boutique where you can sample some luscious homemade recipes by some of our favorite SHINE ladies! If you are looking for some fun recipes to make for yourself or as gifts for friends and family—you have come to the right place! Try these sense-sational recipes! Fabulous Foot Scrub by Millie Clopine Ingredients: 1 cup […]

A Banquet Beckons – Part 1

Let’s go shopping! When given that invitation, what image enters your mind? A large shopping mall? A quaint boutique or eclectic fashion mart? Are you seeking bargains at a yard sale? Or is a flea market more your style? Today, especially in the United States, our shopping opportunities are limitless. In spite of all these […]

Summer Steps: Ordered in Holiness

As a young girl growing up on a farm, summertime meant barefoot time –liberating my feet from the snugly fitting shoes I’d worn all winter. Early in the season, I learned to avoid the “sticker-patch.” I vividly remember the deep purple stains on my feet from playing under the mulberry tree. Now that I’m grown […]

The Unforgettable Kitchen

There was a time not so long ago when the kitchen was the busiest and most used room of the home. Recipe books were open, Mom was in her apron, chatter and laughter came from the kids, mixing bowls and measuring cups decorated the countertops. This daily routine wasn’t just about eating. It was a […]

The Way of Wellness

In my forty-plus years as a natural health consultant, I’ve met many women who intentionally attend to their health and well-being. A question I frequently ask them is: “Who or what influences you to take deliberate action to improve your overall wellness?” Their responses vary as much as the women themselves, but a common theme […]

Hormones…To Do or Not To Do?

By: Judy Ponsford, BSN, RN, WHNP   Are you tired of that age-old question, “Should I take hormones?” Many women are confused about whether they should consider this option during peri and postmenopause. Of course, this is a personal decision that should be sought out with prayer and trusted counsel.  However, research is showing that […]

Beauty for Sale

It seems to me that nearly every billboard, magazine headline and television commercial practically shouts “Beauty for Sale!” From silky-smooth-shiny hair to tantalizing toes, and all points between, there appears to be a product, procedure, potion or pill to create or enhance beauty. As a woman who has weathered many seasons, I feel particularly concerned […]

“Three-Fold Foundation for Winter Wellness”

The last picking of fall’s garden filled the bushel baskets in Grandma’s cellar with bold colors of gold, orange, and green. That “fresh-picked” fragrance from the bushel baskets would just briefly cover the musty smell of the cellar. Our barn boasted hefty hay bales that were ready for the cattle’s winter feedings. My new school […]

Ready, Set…GO!

OK, so we know we need to eat right, brush and floss, get eight hours of sleep, drink plenty of water and, of course, exercise. We know that a mere 30 minutes of exercise a day is like the apple, keeping those doctors away. Well, I am tired of aching, tired of the blahs, tired […]

’Tis the Season of Rest: The Wonder of Winter

  It’s winter, and although the true winter season suggests a quieter, restful time of “comfort and joy,” most women’s calendars groan under the load of appointments and festive activities. Usually the holiday spirit begins around fall harvest and continues energetically throughout the winter months, with contemporary technology and progress taking us farther and farther […]