Author Archives: Catharine LJ Parks

About Catharine LJ Parks

Catharine Leona Joy Minter Parks was born in Chatham Ontario to a Canadian mother and an American father. Her early childhood was spent in the church growing up under a strict upbringing but at an early age started to desire more. With an adventuresome spirit she would join her brother in escaping the house after bedtime and going downtown with him to dances, plays and the movies, to enjoy all the things that her religious parents denied her. Catharine's love of words started from early childhood when she would make up fictitious words and songs. In 1983 she was gifted with songwriting and recorded several songs of her own as well as the song, Proud to be Canadian. On January 25, 2007, she published her first devotional, A Glimpse of the Cross, on the Mustard Seed Ministries Site. Cliffhanger was published in Fate Magazine Nov. 2007

Please vote for me…

I’m so excited because my book was just nominated for the 2018 Readers Choice Awards contest by TCK Publishing!

Please vote for it under the Religion Book Category at 2018-readers-choice-voting-pag e/



Heaven Sent Signs and Wonders

True life stories should inspire and encourage as well as inform or educate the reader.  All the stories offer valuable lessons such as discovering that God still speaks to his people. These encounter stories show how God uses dreams and prayers to keep peace and bring victory even in a dangerous situation.

There are people in this world that receive signs and warnings in their lives and disregard them. When you read about these signs and warnings inside these stories my hope is that you will identify them as signs in your life and choose the right path. Then you will be better equipped to avoid the pitfalls, and hard knocks that life often throws our way.


new hip

Hi Everyone:

I am recuperating at home after receiving my new hip replacement. I had my left hip replaced in December, and now I have just had my right hip replaced September 18.

I was discharged from the hospital on September 25, five days after my surgery. On the day I was discharged I fell. I have had to contend with extra bruises on my right leg and butt. But by the grace of God my new hip did not dislocate.

You do not know what it is like to be helpless and completely dependent on someone else when you cannot do the simplest things to help yourself until you have a hip replaced.  

I thank God that I have had my younger sister here to help me with things that I could not do myself.

If you want to know how much your body depends on your hips to do the simplest things – dress yourself, pick things up from the floor, bending, etc. Just have a hip replaced and you will find out quickly how much we depend on our hips.




Enough ranting for now…

Cholesterol and Liver Cleansing

All good diets or lifestyle changes in eating habits should start with an inner cleansing. You will lose weight faster, and feel better at the same time. Most of us have parasites that live in our gut. This is a good way to get rid of them naturally.

Here is a recipe to cleanse your cholesterol and liver.

Tackle your high cholesterol numbers

cholesterol and liver

This Cholesterol and Liver Cleanse recipe is a unique blend of simplicity by making use of ordinary foods and minerals. This is a safe home remedy for ridding the body of toxins, cholesterol stones in the pancreas and the liver.

 Preparation for the Cleanse

There is something you can do the day before you start this cholesterol and liver cleanse, and that is eat fruit and vegetables, decreasing the meat portions. Eat just fruit and vegetables the day you start the cleanse up until 2pm.

After 2pm

 Epsom salt is rich in both magnesium and sulfate which can be absorbed through the skin.   When you use Epsom salt in a bath it increases the levels of both of these and aids in detoxification. When used externally to detoxify it gets rid of harmful substances. The skin is the largest detox organ, having a Epsom salt bath strengthens and stimulates the lymph and immune system and increases oxygen and blood flow to the body. Sulfates from the Epsom salts formulate proteins lining the digestive tract. The pancreas is stimulated to form digestive enzymes needed to detoxify the body. The bath helps neutralize toxins and adds protection from heavy metals.

 Eat and drink nothing. At 6pm take 2 tablespoons(heaping) of Epsom Salts in 1 cup of warm water, then repeat at 8pm.

At 10pm

Take a grapefruit, and squeeze the juice into a measuring cup, take pure olive oil and make a mixture of half and half.

 Use Walnut Extract

Black Walnut was used all through history to treat intestinal parasites. It is famous for its laxative ability to rid the body of parasites. High levels of tannin and juglone is thought to oxygenate the blood and kill parasites. It is also effective against pinworm, ringworm, tapeworm, and other intestinal parasites. It is considered to be one of the most effective laxatives available. The hull of the walnut is thought to lower blood pressure. It also helps to balance blood sugar levels.

Take ten drops of Walnut Extract and put it into the grapefruit mixture, then drink up.

Take Four Melatonin (Natural Sleeping Pills)

Melatonin helps support healthy restorative sleep. It is gentle and occurs naturally in the body and it is the only hormone produced naturally by the pineal gland.

Research has found that melatonin does help sleep. Set your alarm for 8am.

 8am to 10am

Repeat the Epsom Salt mixture. After 10am start to eat fruit and vegetables, drink water but no juices.

Repeat this recipe every couple of months. This is a natural remedy to rid the body of unwanted toxins, and lead you back to the life you deserve.


Why I Started This Blog

Obesity is a world wide epidemic  and a world wide problem. Many solutions have been presented to the world with some success and many that have brought no lasting results. Here in this blog you will find many methods of weight loss suggestions and plans and I hope you find one or some that fits your palate.