My Not-So-Secret Love for a Little Pink Drink {plus a special offer extended through Monday!!}

It’s coming up to the two year mark since I was first introduced to “Plexus Slim” by my herbalist friend, Shoshanna Easling. The name “Slim” caught my attention since I was a little over half way through my 4th pregnancy and knew that, as with my other pregnancies, I would be needing to “slim down” after the baby was born. But as I continued to read about the product, the ingredients, and the testimonies surrounding this product, I realized that it was something I wanted to try immediately


I was reading in the testimonies about over-all improved health because of balanced blood sugar . . . and it made sense to me as I had also been doing a *lot* of reading about the effects of diet and how the foods we eat effect our blood sugar levels, and therefore our health. Insulin in the master hormone in the body and speaks to all the other hormones, so it only makes sense that blood sugar balance usually begins a healthy snowball effect in the body! I learned that the ingredients in the product with safe and effective and giving great results for people in both health and weight loss!


We were traveling home from attending my brother’s wedding in Canada that weekend and I couldn’t wait to get home to place my first order, so I didn’t. I placed it that night in the hotel somewhere in Southbend, Indiana. :) And then waited impatiently for my first order to arrive.


The first thing that surprised me was the taste!! It tasted so GOOD!! I’ve been around the block a few times with health products and it’s been my experience that most of them taste . . . gross, or green, or worse yet, “chalky”. But this PINK DRINK tasted wonderful to me!! Sometimes I forget that basic fact, but it’s something I love about the Slim because the chances of someone staying consistent with a drink that actually *tastes* good are far better than something they have to choke down.

And secondly, I noticed results. Without going into the whole back story, let’s just say that several close pregnancies, including a miscarriage had left me feeling tired and overwhelmed, terrible hair and nails, lack of energy and motivation for anything! As I mentioned, I was currently in my 4th pregnancy and experiencing pretty severe muscle acches and joint pain, sleeplessness due to discomfort, naps felt like a daily necessity . . . and I thought this was normal!

I couldn’t believev how quickly some of those things changed! Better sleep, decreased brain fog, better energy, and the joint and muscles pain that I thought I would have to endure for another 15 weeks~was gone! I lost just a couple of pounds (I was pregnant, remember), but I lost a LOT of puffiness! I gained energy and was truly amazed (as was my Phil) at how I was able to walk, work, and be active in daily life right up to the last several weeks before delievery~all without pain and “adjusting” my body whenever I got out of bed or a chair.


I began excitedly telling other friends of mine about Plexus Slim. Some were “crunchy” moms . . . some weren’t. Some really needed to hear about Slim . . . and for others, I knew that *they* knew people who should hear about it! And as my sister, a friend, and others across the country reported back on their health improvements, my excitement only grew!

You see, I’m one of those who has “done it all” as far a health goes. I’ve eaten gross stuff, swallowed chalky stuff, slugged down green powdery mixtures and more! Because I knew it was good for me and would do my body good. Some of it did wonders, other things, not so much. But the thing that I loved from DAY ONE and have CONTINUED TO LOVE about all of my Plexus Products, starting with Plexus Slim, is the SIMPLICITY and GREAT TASTE!

Through the years it was hard for me to be faithful with any health regimen for any length of time because it was . . . . well, less than pleasant and oftentimes, complicated. AND furthermore, I knew I’d never be able to convince most other people to take things that were complicated and tasted gross. But with great-tasting Slim (I’m getting thirsty for it just thinking and writing about it), and the easy-to-swallow capusles I feet confident that the pleasant taste and simple routine are something most people with any interest at all in their health can handle! I mean really, my kiddos BEG for it!


So, all of that to say, the products were working and a long-time dream of mine to help people find simple, doable answers were happening before my very eyes! (Since those first days I learned and experienced that most people experience the best results when taking the three products, Slim, ProBio5 and BioCleanse, known as the Tri-Plex as these three together help to control blood sugar, fight yeast, cleanse and detox the body.) And while that was going on, another prayer of mine was also being answered: the desire to be able to make a little extra income from home in order to support a few dreams and desires that I believed God had placed in my heart.

So, from that was birthed my second passion in this business and that was to help other people and moms similar to my situation in life, especially, to be able to learn what I had learned and to see them be profitable in supporting their families and the dreams God has placed in their hearts.

That’s the {short}story up to now! But it keeps growing every day as I talk to people and hear from friends as they express their gratefulness to the Lord for allowing them to have the energy to live life fully engaged with their children and families as a result of a healthier body!

I was talking to my friend Krystal from my hometown on the phone several days ago about the difference “the pink drink” has made in her health, and consequently, her LIFE! She used to tell people that her favorite pastime was sleeping, which doesn’t work out too well when you are a homeschool mom of four! The thought of adding anything new to her life or schedule was completely overwhelming before but she said she feels she can handle things with much more peace now. Her energy is better, brain fog gone, fybro pain gone, monthly cycle pain is gone and emotions are much more steady. This is just *one* of my friends. Just *one* story. But I absolutely love the difference that this tool for good health is making in the lives of people I care about.

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So I’m just curious . . . . WHO do you know who could benefit from trying Plexus? I bless the day someone took the time to tell me . . . and I know many of my friends and family members are grateful to me for telling them as well. So, who do YOU know??


If you’ve been on the fence about trying the products at wholesale or looking for a way to make extra money from home while helping others get healthy, this weekend’s special is for you! And today is the LAST day for this deal! An entire year of getting your products at wholesale for only $17.76.  Go to OUR PLEXUS WEBSITE. Click Join, friends. And give me a call with any questions! There’s no trick!


Each new ambassador that signs up will receive their first year of annual web hosting and wholesale membership for just $17.76.
*Offer good through July 5th*. This AMAZING OFFER has been extended through today!! Contact me or go to Our Plexus WEBSITE.


When a Hero Goes Home

No words will do complete justice in giving honor and expressing gratefulness to a woman who has had a profound impact on my life! Who else has taught us so much about “the surrendered life” or “the path of lonliness” or about the beauty of “passion and purity.” Through her stories and writings, and publishing her late husband’s journals too, countless ones of us have been inspired by her (their)willingness to be used by God for the sake of souls hearing the Gospel, even at the risk of death.

“God never witholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God’s refusals are always merciful — “severe mercies” at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.” 
― Elisabeth Elliot

“To be a follower of the Crucified means, sooner or later, a personal encounter with the cross. And the cross always entails loss.” 
― Elisabeth Elliot, These Strange Ashes


It was she who introduced me to Amy Carmichael when I was around 16 years old in the pages of a book that was the thickest I had read to date: A Chance to Die. I read it and began to pray and dream about ways that God might use my life for His kingdom’s sake. It was during those years that a love for the children of India was born in my heart, and is something that has only grown and continued to be a leading, influencing factor in my life.

She was the first woman I read who loved and embraced the gift of womanhood, with all of it’s gifts and responsibilities unique to being a woman! She called to the girl in me and made me desire to be a faithful woman of God. I clearly remember that. I also remember the way she painted word pictures about family . . . and I can still hear her voice in several audio recordings giving clear, practical advice on the shaping of a Christian family!

“The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.” ― Elisabeth Elliot

“…my plea is let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.” 
― Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman

Oh, and about singing hymns from first verse to last, not skipping any of the verses. That made me smile and nod my head . . . and to this day I think of her when a song leader leads us to “skip” the important middle verses of a hymn. :)

When I was seventeen years old I met Elisabeth (Elliot) Gren and her husband Lars for the first time! They spent several days teaching and speaking, as well as sitting with groups of us at meal times while Mr. Lars Gren kept things lively with his humor. :)

And then, after every meal, and before parting ways for the evening, Elisabeth Elliot taught us to sing a verse in Scripture that I have never forgotten and have often sung to myself or over my children at night.

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“Now unto Him who is able to keep, able to keep you from falling . . .
And present you faultless before the presense of His glory with exceeding joy!
To the only wise God our Savior be glory and majesty,
Dominion, and power, both now and forever. Amen!” Jude 24,25 (Click to listen to Jude 24, 25)

And now~now~to imagine Mrs. Elliot in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, the One she adored, lived for, and encouraged so many of us to do the same! What glory! What a welcome home celebration must have been going on there in the past week!

It’s hard to see another faithful soldier of our older generation leave us. It makes me realize each time it happens that more than ever, it is MY privilege and joy to carry on the baton of faithfulness  to the next generation, as they have done to ours. We can depend on no one except us . . . we are the ones called to love and puruse and trust & obey our Heavenly Father as have our heroes in the faith.

She often quoted the words of Betty Scott Stam written on the inside of her Bible, “Lord, I give up all my own plans and purposes, all my own desires and hopes, and accept Your will for my life.  I give myself, my life, my all utterly to You to be Yours forever.  Fill me and seal me with Your Holy Spirit.  Use me as You want, send me where You want, work out Your whole will in my life at any cost, now and forever.”

She truly lived this. And as stated in this article about her life, she is one of those Faithful Ones of whom the world truly was not worthy!

Her books will continue to be read and reread in my home, and even more so The Book she loved and knew so well. The song she taught will continue to be sung, until we too are called home, presented faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy!! And in my daily life, her words of direction which often ring in my ears. . . “Just do the next thing” . . . will continue to encourage me in her practical, no-nonsense manner to take a hold of the tasks before me ~ in the time and place where God has me ~ and to do it all to His Glory.

“The routines of housework and of mothering may be seen as a kind of death, and it is appropriate that they should be, for they offer the chance, day after day, to lay down one’s life for others. Then they are no longer routines. By being done with love and offered up to God with praise, they are thereby hallowed as the vessels of the tabernacle were hallowed–not because they were different from other vessels in quality or function, but because they were offered to God. A mother’s part in sustaining the life of her children and making it pleasant and comfortable is no triviality. It calls for self-sacrifice and humility, but it is the route, as was the humiliation of Jesus, to glory.” ― Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman

Thank you, Mrs. Elliot, for everything. By the blood of the Lamb and grace of our God, we will soon meet again . . .   through those gates of Splendor.

P.S. I would love to hear from you in the comments . . . how has Elisabeth Elliot influenced your life?


That Time We Went Sun-Seeking

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” 

Just a little more than a month ago,
this family finally set out on a much-anticipated, long-awaited
RV “sun seeking” adventure to the {mostly} Sunny South! :)

The children were over-the-top excited about our chosen mode of transportation,
and I have to admit, that the parents were not far behind in expressions of enthusiam!
So with food, blankets, clothes for ALL types of weather, books,
and a “few” things besides . . . yes, even a kitchen sink . . . we set out!

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired
by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.”
– Mark Twain

Our first stop was only several hours down the road at our friends Pat & Amy’s house.
We have this thing about their place. It’s hard to pass by without stopping.
I think it began a few years ago when she served us an AMAZING breakfast,
and ever since, Phil thinks that it would be a *crime* to miss out
on whatever it is that she probably has baking at the minute we’re driving by! :)
And of course, her pizza, and other goodies did not disappoint!
And since Hope & Amy are like *this* in their kitchen and all creative endeavors . . .
it was only natural that they should be there too! What a great way to begin our journeys!

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Our second stop was with our friends, the Abarts in Tennessee.
I met their family last year and knew that my family would love getting to know them too . . .
The children played for hours, and Phil & I were completely blessed by our time in their home.
Their love for Jesus and Evangelism is contagious and a challenge!
We also got to see several other friends and eat curry together on Saturday night! :)
We loved meeting the Slaymans on Sunday morning as they talked
about on their plans to go to Mongolia . . . oh, and Annapurna’s ultra marathon accomplisments!
And we learned so much talking Plexus business with Jerit & Kristen for hours.
One thing about this business that I never expected are the AMAZING friendships
that God has blessed us with . . . so many quality people who I’m so grateful to know!

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{Burger Up in Franklin TN . . . I had the Ramsey Burger!
You *know* it’s gotta be named after, well, Ramsey, right?}

Following our weekend in Tennessee, we spent a day in Alabama,
with long-time friends, James & Charmaine!
We enjoyed our time of catching up a little, taking our families to a children’s museum,
the guys going to their boys’ baseball practice, Charmaine and I doing a little shopping,
and even getting in on James’ birthday celebration. :)  SO good to see them again!

Next stop was Sarasota!!
Up to this point, we had seen a bit of sunshine . . . but not too many warm temperatures!
So arriving in Florida with temperatures in the seventies was definitely a treat!!
We had a few days of cold following that, but we spent those days at Jungle Gardens,
Big Cat Habitat, and renting bikes so we could all get around . . .

The rest of our week in Florida was fabulously warm
~almost too warm for these very winterized bodies!
But we managed to adapt fairly quickly in spite of ourselves. ;)


The highlites of this trip for me were definitely the times
that we were able to connect with other people~ even if it was for just a bit!

We were with Phil’s Aunt Janie some since she generously allowed us to park our rig in her yard,
And we were able to enjoy a meal with my Aunt Jane and her family,
plus do a launch party/plexus event at her house, and meet more people!

From Florida we headed to Georgia to spend a day with friends, Ben & Clarita.
It’s always so good to spend time with them, and as the years go by,
I love the fact that our children continue to get to spend time together too!

We enjoyed talking business and eating together.
Clarita and I also snuck away for a bit to do treasure shopping! :)

It was the most beautiful sunny, spring morning . . .
and the children loved the friends and the space to play.

Next we continued out trek north to Abbeville where we spent the day
with my brother Joe and his lovely bride Veronica . . . oh! and the baby bump! :)
It was great to see their cozy little space that they have made into a beautiufl space!
Plus, we ladies got to do a bit of treasure shopping,
the guys went and toured the fireplace store,
and then we all did some crepe eating in downtown Abbeville,
and traveling over to Fairplay together to hold a Plexus informational event
with my Aunt Anna and a couple of my team members in that area.

Finally, after two weeks of travel and good times with family and friends,
as well as just hanging out together, it was time to head toward home.
I don’t know that any of us felt the need to come home again . . .
especially with a fresh foot of snow covering every square inch of Home. :)
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a
But we’ll do it again . . . and yes, we definitely would love to do it again in an RV!
Happy Spring everyone, and here’s hoping for warmer weather very soon!!

{{All of the pictures of our trip that didn’t get added here
are phone/instagram pictures which you can find @shellynissley, #ps2015roadtrip.}}

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