Category: Soul Care

Let's have a Christmas hot chocolate date
Advent

Let’s have a Christmas Hot Chocolate Date

A Christmas Hot Chocolate Date fills the need you have to slow down and enjoy this special season with someone you love. (Think spouse, an adult child you’ve been meaning to catch up with, a grandchild who needs a grandma hug, or a special friend.) It’s totally free. Except for

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Feeling Lonely?
How to change unhealthy thinking

Feeling lonely? Here’s how to deal with your lonely soul

Do you ever wake up feeling lonely… like a big blanket drapped over your soul? Your brain tells you that you have family and friends. They love you. So why are you lonely? Your heart stares blankly at your brain and continues to wallow in feeling alone. I have those

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autumn soul breaks
Soul Breaks

10 Autumn Soul Breaks to Restore Your Soul

You know how you feel when you’ve been going full blast all day… …emotionally drained and struggling with muddled thinking, right? And forget having sharp decision-making skills… you lost those around 3:00 pm. You need the calm of the Spirit to settle over your soul. Yep, it’s time for an

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Cruise Ship Rebellion
Create your legacy

That time I rebelled on a cruise vacation…

So, I thought I’d had my food choices nailed down for our Alaskan cruise. During registration I’d listed gluten-free and sugar-free as my food restrictions. Each evening I would be able to order dinner for the following night according to my diet. Easy peasy, right? The waiter assigned to our

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Ten Refreshing Soul Breaks for Summer by Susan Gaddis
Soul Breaks

10 Refreshing Soul Breaks for Summer

Carefree and easy summer days, right? Not so much if your life is overfilled with fun activities, or you’re so busy getting ready for them that your soul care is neglected. Adding anxiety or people drama to your day doesn’t help either. But, hey, it happens to everyone. Moi included.

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Keep your focus on joy
Courses

Life is Tough. Use it.

Long time ago – back when we were first pastoring, our supervisor, Doc Wymore and his wife, Betty, came to visit one Sunday. This was a BIG deal, and I wanted to make a good impression: I cooked a traditional Sunday roast for our honored guests. Was it amazing? Uh…

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The BEST Way Punch Your Anxiety by Susan Gaddis
How to change unhealthy thinking

The BEST Way to Punch Your Anxiety In The Gut

Yesterday I spent part of my day giving my mental energy away. Yep, not good. And I should know better. Every time you or I get anxious, we are mentally trespassing in someone’s affairs. We’re meddling in either God’s business or someone else’s and using up mental energy we need

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What to do when life gets messy post by Susan Gaddis
How to change unhealthy thinking

What I tell myself when life gets messy

Aaaaack! When life gets messy, my mind goes crazy with cluttered thoughts and my emotions don’t play nice. Usually I’m not thinking anything about my legacy when that happens. I just want to survive. But how I handle life’s messes communicates a lot about my values and faith. People I

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10 ways to refresh your soul with a soul break
Soul Breaks

10 simple soul breaks to refresh your soul in winter

Winter is beautiful, but it can also sap the giggle out of your soul if gloomy days endlessly overshadow sunshine, your life is one long to-do list, you’re in a rut, you’re lonely, you’re “peopled-out”… …or other such gray happenings. Over the last two weeks the worst chest cold EVER

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