What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Garlic Oil... to the Rescue? Part 2

By: Chelsa

If the last post on the powers of garlic oil didn't convince you, I have another true story to tell about it. This one happened last fall, a couple of months after Samantha got her horse Roman. One day he was out in the pasture with the chickens and he must have punctured his leg on the metal corner of their portable chicken house. Samantha came to me a couple of/few days after it happened and said that Roman's leg was swollen. I wish I would have taken a picture of it because it literally was swollen to twice its size. It scared me. I knew there was an infection in it because his leg felt warm and there was yellow pus oozing out of the hole.
Not spending money for a vet on a farm cat isn't that big of a deal, but not taking the horse is a different story. He's worth a lot. You shouldn't play around with horse health issues So, the question is...do I trust my little inexpensive bottle of garlic oil I made that healed the kitten to fix this big problem? Or do I spend the money to take him to the experienced veterinarian who can save his leg? Hmmm....

I thought long and hard about that one, and I almost caved in to take him to the vet. But in the end I decided to try my way first. If he wasn't better in 2-3 days I would take him to the expert. Amazingly, the garlic oil worked! Several times a day I would spray the wound/ hole with the water hose on jet for 5-10 minutes. Then I would smother the entire swollen part with garlic oil. After 2 days you could see a noticeable difference in the size of the leg. By the end of the week his leg was back to normal size and the infection was gone.

I am so thankful we have doctors we can turn to when we need help. But I'm also thankful to God that he has given us powerful things he's created, like garlic, to help us fix some pretty big problems ourselves.

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