Sherry Stahl

  • Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

    Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable is a Deeper Waters post, kind of like a mini-Bible Study and I know it will really challenge your faith and inspire you to trust God with more of your life. I really encourage you to download and use a Soul H2O Journal Page to help you get the most out of this post and draw from the MANY Scripture references in the Drawing From The Well section at the bottom.

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    Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

    Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

    Last weekend Todd and I both spoke at a Pechakucha Night put on by his amazing friend, Andy Vasily.

    Pechakucha-20 x 20 slideIf you’ve never heard of Pechakucha, it’s a gathering of friends designed by renowned architects Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham where presenters share a 6 minute, 40 speech with 20 slides that change automatically every 20 seconds.

    Let me just say, It’s a challenge. Even though I love presenting and even get paid for speaking, I saw this as a challenge. Believe it or not, speaking longer is actually easier than speaking for such a short time, trying to memorize so your words match the image on the screen was a challenge for me, especially when I was a month past due for my B12 shot!

    Both Todd and I had an incredible time at the event and heard some amazing speeches. We both got a little lost in our slides at times (like many people did), but at the end felt better for the experience and know we could improve next time.

    Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

    Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is a good thing and, if you want to follow God, you’ve got to get comfortable being uncomfortable.

    Taking a look how Jesus discipled his followers should be our big tip-off to reveal this about Christ’s character. Take the disciples’ experience in Matthew 14 for example.

    From Feeding To Floating To Sinking—Then Walking on Water

    Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, while he dispersed the crowds. 
    Matthew 14:22-33 ESV

    Peter and the boys had been helping Jesus run a missional event where they got to take part in the miraculous feeding of 5000 people! Even before the crowd was gone, Jesus directed the disciples to get to the other side, making them go by way of the water, in a boat. Soon after, the wind and waves began to batter the boat and they feared for their lives.

    Now before you start that Oh, Jesus wouldn’t have been so pushy and made them go into a potentially life-threatening circumstance, let me help you understand the original wording of this verse in Greek. Anagkazó is what many many Bible versions translate as “made, insisted, compelled, constrained, or directed” could just as easily been translated as “forced” since Strong’s Concordance and other Bible Dictionaries say the word means “to force, compel, constrain, urge”.

    Jesus didn’t come to make you comfortable; He came to make you a brave witness.

    Jesus isn’t concerned with your comfort level and is completely comfortable, making you uncomfortable.

    Once Jesus led them to a place where their faith could be tested, this is the place where Peter’s faith rose to the level of confidence in God’s strength where he was able to walk on water. Ya, he did allow fear to creep back in and started to sink again but this faith-building exercise is what I believe God used to help construct a foundation of faith in Peter that would one-day grow so strong that he pushed through and preached, leading thousands upon thousands to faith in Christ.

    Jesus Is Totally Fine With You Feeling Uncomfortable

    The reality is, if you don’t get stretched, you don’t grow. When God allows your circumstances to push you beyond your natural limits, that’s when His ‘super’natural kicks into gear. You can trust you have what it takes to pass through these troubled waters, just like the disciples did because God clearly believes you can!

    Philippians 4:13

    I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

    You don’t have to walk in your own strength, God’s offering His to you each day. Be like Peter, step out of the boat and get comfortable being uncomfortable, the water’s just fine!

    Prayer

    Father… Thank you for all the examples in the Bible of flawed people, just like me, overcoming difficulties and reaching their destiny. Help me to get get comfortable being uncomfortable, so I don’t miss out on watching your strength displayed in my life, leading others to put their faith in you when times get tough.
    In Jesus Name…Amen

    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    This post has a deep well and I hope you’ll keep drawing up the refreshing until you’re OVERflowing!

    1. 1. Matthew 14:22-33
      2. Acts 10:34
      3. Joshua 1:9
      4. Job 1:6-12
      5. Exodus 13:17-18
      6. Deuteronomy 1:7
      7. 2 Timothy 1:7
      8. John 15:16
      9. Proverbs 3:5-6
      10. Philippians 4:13
      11. Jeremiah 29:11
      12. James 1:22
      13. Mark 16:15
      14. Isaiah 42:16
      15. Matthew 16:24
      16. Deuteronomy 33:25

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    Seasons Of Growth In Adversity | EP #28

    Seasons of Growth In Adversity features a powerful teaching and three interviews with my hubby Todd, daughter Shelby and mentor Peggy Kennedy, sharing about their seasons of growth.seasons of growth in adversity episode 28 todd shelby peggy kennedy

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    This week I’m gonna suggest two songs out of my normal contemporary music style but both hit home the message and I’m a bit eclectic at times! 

     

    #musicpic SONG #1 (Gospel Flava)Comfort Zone by Marvin Sapp YouTube Video | Spotify Link

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  • Making The Most Of Your Influence

    I was walking into a coffee shop when I saw a mom with a stroller and a kindergarten-aged son making the most of her influence.

    197 Making The Most Of Your Influence

    The mother walked up to a homeless man sitting near another door and asked if he would like a gift card she had for a local pharmacy.  She had $15.00 left on it and felt to give the card to him.  He was very thankful, stood up to receive it and left.

    Making the Most of Your Influence

    I spun around, walked right back out the door and told her how impressed I was by her kindness and generosity.  When I let her know I thought it was powerful she did this for her son to see, they both smiled big!

    Parenting Well Isn’t For The Weak

    There’s a famous poem called “Children Learn What They Live”.1  It has been both an encouragement and a wake-up call for me in years past.  As a parent, you influence daily.  Children watch your every move…even following you into the washroom at times…but you don’t have to be a parent to be a daily influencer.

    “And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.”
    Titus 2:7   NLT

    If you work in an office, on a farm, in a factory, as an officer of the law…wherever you work, the people around you are watching.  Titus reminds us we need to “be an example to people by doing good works of every kind.” That means we’re expected to do a lot of good stuff!

    So, give people around you some inspiration for greatness today.  Lead the way by example, making the most of your influence!

    Prayer

    Father…Thank you for leading by example.  There’s nothing you ask me to do that you haven’t shown the way.  I’m amazed that you want me to influence others for You.  Help me to look for opportunities to do good and live in a way that will reflect Your love.  In Jesus Name…Amen

    Drawing From The Well

    1. Titus 2:7
    2. 1 Timothy 4:12
    3. 1 Peter 5:3
    4. 2 Thessalonians 3:9

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    First Published: July 30, 2017

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  • Desires of Your Heart

    In this crazy world of ours, what we might consider as desires of the heart often are so very far from what that really means.

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    Desires Of Your Heart

    Years ago, my friend Marcy Wurch left me a note under the windshield wiper of my car. This timely message encouraged me to look up Psalm 37:4 “in my little pink Bible”. What Marcy didn’t know is that I was in the middle of writing my first book, Water In The Desert and about to quit.

    Delight yourself in the LORD,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart

    Psalm 37:4 ESV

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    Misquoted & Misunderstood

    I feel this verse and others like it have been misquoted and misunderstood by many, but as I read the verse and all those surrounding it, I heard loud and clear the message God was trying to speak to my heart.

    I remember thinking, “Who am I to write a book”. I mean, I was a fairly recently divorced and remarried woman with a depressed child. That’s the part the enemy kept reminding me about but he was leaving out the part of how I had been overcoming the difficulties life had brought my way with strength in God and a renewed passion for His calling on my life.

    Reading this verse reminded me how the desires of my heart to write books actually were from Him, given at a Woman’s Day Apart in my mid-twenties.

    The True Meaning

    The very word desire hints to the fact that some desires are truly God-given, as the verse says! 

    The word desire comes from the Old French word desire, which is made up of two root words: ‘de’ meaning ‘of’ and ‘sire’ meaning ‘father’. Quite literally, ‘of the father’.

    {If you want to geek out,
    you can check the Endnotes
    at the bottom for my research
    into the etymology of the word.}

    The Desires of Your Heart

    The enemy may want you to discredit your desires, but if you’ve had a longing that languishes, a wish that won’t leave, a dream that doesn’t die, maybe it’s time to ask if it’s ‘of the father’. When the answer’s ‘yes’, follow the psalmist’s advice in the next verses…

    “Commit your future to the LORD! Trust in him, and he will act on your behalf. He will vindicate you in broad daylight, and publicly defend your just cause.” (Psalm 37:5-6 NET Bible)

    Prayer

    Father… Thank You for giving me the desires of my heart. Help me to discern which are from you and what ones aren’t. Let your plans for me flourish as I seek to diminish mine to line up with yours.  In Jesus Name…Amen

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    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    1. 1. Psalm 37:4-6
    2. 2. Psalm 145:19
    3. 3. Psalm 20:5
    4. 4. 1 John 5:14-15

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  • How Do You Stay Growing In Your Faith?

    Is growing in your faith 🌱 important to you?

    Psalm 1:3 Amber Lia

    How do you stay growing in your faith?

    Cue the Confetti, cause’ tomorrow is my 100th Episode for the Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show!

    I’m talking about walking in the freedom Christ has for us as believers and the guest, author Amber Lia shares this verse from Psalm 1:3. 

    I’ve often used this verse as a prayer, but also a challenge. When it says, “Its leaf does not wither”, I get this picture of a yard with snow covering the ground and a tree in the center with green leaves on it. In the natural, this would never happen… but with God’s supernatural help, anything is possible!

    I don’t want to just keep growing in my faith when all the conditions are perfect because let’s be honest, how often are the conditions in your life perfect??? 

    LIKE, REALLLLLLLY NOT THAT OFTEN… if you’re anything like me. 

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    So, how do you stay growing when it’s still a winter season in your life? You have to make sure you’re planted in good soil, stay hydrated 💧 and get lots of sun. 🌞 

    To help you do that, I’m hoping you’ll take advantage of all the refreshing I have to offer. Check out the radio & podcast episodes, read some blog posts or watch a Bible Study from the Soul H2O Splash. Links are below, so you don’t have an excuse. 😂

    Don’t let your heart shrivel up, but grow 🌱 in this season.

    Love y’all,

    ~Sherry 
       xoxo

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  • Do You Have An Open Mind?

    We’re living in a contentious time. Opinions are opposing, sides being taken and it seems like no one has an open mind to the thoughts and concerns of others. I think it’s time we begin to ask ourselves…

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    314 An Open MindDo You Have An Open Mind? 

    This past weekend, the eyes of the world were on my county of Canada; one of the nicest, most peaceful countries… normally filled with passive, non-confrontational, overly apologizing people.

    A new government ruling for Truck Driver vaccine mandates triggered an uncommon protest that spanned from sea-to-shining-sea. I have friends and family on both sides of the argument, and I’ve seen this divide since the pandemic began.

    There have been losses in relationships, jobs, and other areas of society because people aren’t taking, they’re telling… and I don’t think either side is listening well. I’ve never known a more divisive time in the history of our nation, in families, or friendships.

    I think we’ve become like the people in Paul’s day who when he wrote about them said,

    2 Corinthians 3:14

    but their minds were closed.
    For to this day, at the reading of the old covenant, the same veil remains; it is not lifted, because it is set aside only in Christ.

    2 Corinthians 3:14 HCSB

    What The Bible Has To Say

    The original word for closed in this verse can also be translated at “hardened, render callous, petrified”, its root is the word pōros which is the Greek word for a kind of marble or stone.

    The imagery is found in the root. The people’s minds have become as immovable as a slab of stone; rock solid and never changing… but this imagery isn’t being applauded, is spoken of in negative terms.

    Badges

    No one should wear the “closed-minded” badge like it’s a badge of honour… because it’s not. Jesus never encouraged this way of thinking but always challenged people to keep an open mind and ask questions, like He did. So often, people asked Jesus questions, wanting pat-answers but He mostly responded with a question to get the person to think through things.

    Today, I encourage you to ask God to show you where you’ve become closed to discussion, irritable, stubborn, and downright indignant. Then, let Holy Spirit soften your heart and transform you to hold an open mind.

    Prayer

    Father… I thank You for creating me with a body, soul, and spirit. I want my soul; my mind, will, and emotions to show evidence of Your love and leadership in my life. Help my mind to not be full of “rocks”, hardened by my views but soft and open to hear from you and consider the views of others, so I can love everyone like You do; no matter which side of an argument they land on.

    In Jesus Name…Amen

    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    1. 1. 2 Corinthians 3:14
    2. 2. Psalm 133:1
    3. 3. Hebrews 13:1
    4. 4. Genesis 13:8

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    This Week's Show | EP #94

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  • Looking For The New

    It’s January… time to let yourself reminisce about the past year while looking for the new God has for you! He’s up to something good!

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    Looking For The New

    My mom in her semi-retirement has become somewhat of a social media influencer! She’s normally pretty quiet but expressing herself a lot more through posts and people love the encouragement she’s bringing. 

    At the start of this week, she posted a gorgeous picture of a sunset on their farm, and who doesn’t love a good sunset pic? The very next day, things abruptly changed and since some of us in the family hadn’t listened to the news, we were shocked by the quick change in weather.

    Change Was In The Air

    313 Looking For Something New sunset sunrise

    The Winds of Change

    In life, you can be taken by storm, like we were, if you’re not listening to God for his subtle cues that the winds of change are blowing. Thankfully, they don’t always blow in a storm but often the breeze of comfort, hope, help, or a new beginning… if you’ve got your eyes peeled.

    313 Looking For Something NewI love Isaiah 43:18-19 from the Good News Translation:

    Isaiah 43:18-19

    The Lord says:
    “Do not cling to events of the past
        or dwell on what happened long ago.
    Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there.

    On The Lookout

    Discerning when a feeling is God’s prompting for a new beginning and then learning how to navigate that change can be a tricky process, but God promises to never leave you and never forsake you. He’ll be with you through every twist and turn as you pivot where He leads, always looking for the new God has on the horizon.

    Prayer

    Father… I thank you for your continual guidance, grateful that you are always with me. Help me to not live in fear, but faith, so I don’t close my eyes to your plans and purposes. I pray you’ll find me to always be looking for the new that You’re doing. May by spiritual eyes be even more wide-open than my natural ones to see the new You’re working on today.  In Jesus Name…Amen

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    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    1. 1. Isaiah 43:18-19
      2. 2 Corinthians 5:17
    2. 3. Isaiah 42:9
    3. 4. Isaiah 65:17-18 / Revelations 21:1 / 2 Pt 3:3

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    An oldie but a goodie – All Things New by BevAqua 
    I just love Daphne’s heart!

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  • What’s The Right Way To Celebrate Advent?

    In the month of December, I’m running Advent Series all over on, the Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show, through the devotions, and on Instagram Lives. This week, the focus is on Christmas Love. 

    Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show: Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, Jesus

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    I didn’t grow up in a church that celebrated Advent. To be honest, my extent of Advent knowledge didn’t go much beyond the chocolate door calendars I bought my children when they were young, until this year. I finally began my search to find out…

    309 Right Way To Celebrate Advent

    What’s The Right Way To Celebrate Advent?

    In my quest to find out what to do, I’ve discovered the true heart of Advent and I think it will forever change the way I celebrate Christmas. But first, I need to let you know that Advent is not Biblical.

    There’s not one verse in the Bible that anyone could share with you to validate observing the tradition of Advent. In fact, celebrating Christmas isn’t even Biblical, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good thing, or even a great thing.

    Advent is not Biblical, but it is beautiful!

    It’s interesting to note that the word advent comes from the Latin word ‘coming’ or ‘arrival’. By 380 AD, Advent was a two-week fast to focus your thoughts on the second coming of Christ, matching the encouragement in 

    Titus 2:13,
    “waiting for our blessed hope,
    the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ”
    ESV

    Advent is to Christmas, what lent is to Easter; a time to prepare your heart and focus on Christ but like most traditions, they change over time. Some good, and some bad changes.

    Traditions

    Advent isn’t just about wreaths, candles, caroling, calendars or candy but all those things can be beneficial, if the focus remains on the original intent.

    Somewhere between the 16th – 18th Century, evergreen wreaths with candles became a part of the tradition. Both the circle and evergreens symbolize eternal life. Some wreaths have holly and berries, asserting the red represents Christs suffering and sacrifice, while others only use the greenery. All beautiful symbolism, but no set standard of how to create them.

    There isn’t even a standardization of the number of candles, colors or themes for Advent. I searched dozens of websites and found variations in themes, but all chose four out of: Hope, Faith, Love, Joy, and Peace. Some also add a fifth candle in the centre on Christmas day to represent Christ.

    The most beautiful part of Advent is the intent to focus on three aspects of Christ coming to be with us, sit with us, and save us.

    Purposes of Advent

    • 1. Celebrate Past – Incarnation/Nativity – Christ came to earth
    • 2. Appreciate Present – Salvation – Christ inside of Us
    • 3. Anticipate Future – Jesus 2nd Coming – Live with Christ forever

    So, if you ask me What’s The Right Way To Celebrate Advent? I’d say it isn’t a hardened set of steps, but a heart that’s filled with gratitude for all Christ has done and is going to do. It’s living in hopeful anticipation of Christ’s return while experiencing the peace and joy He brings through the love we receive at salvation. Celebrating the past, appreciating the present, and anticipating the future!

    Prayer

    Father… I’m so thankful for Jesus. That He left heaven to come down to earth is inexplainable to me, but I’m so grateful. Jesus, that you died, so I could be set free from the bondage of my sin is overwhelming and I can’t wait to see you one day and forever live in your presence where I’ll get to experience peace and joy for eternity. Thank you. In Jesus Name…Amen

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    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    1. 1. Titus 2:13
    2. 2. 1 Corinthians 1:7
    3. 3. 1 Thessalonians 1:10
    4. 4. Jude 1:21

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    Advent Hymn:
    O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Kim Walker Smith

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    88 Hope For The Holidays Advent Series
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  • Advent Inspiration For Your Christmas Season

    In the month of December, I’m running Advent Series all over on, the Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show, through the devotions, and on Instagram Lives. This week, the focus is on Christmas Love. 

    Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show: Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, Jesus
    Soul H2O Devotions/Posts: What’s The Right Way To Celebrate Advent, Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, Advent Inspiration For Your Christmas Season
    Instagram Lives: Wednesdays at 12-12:10pm EST in December

    Advent Inspiration For Your Christmas Season

    To me, Christmas is the second most important holiday season on the calendar, next only to Easter… and Easter couldn’t have happened without Christmas. This post was created to be some Advent inspiration for your Christmas season.

    Birthdays during the Christmas Season

    In my family, we have three birthdays that take place during the month of December. Over the years, we’ve not always been able to get together to celebrate them on the exact day of their births but we honour their lives just the same. 

    The reality of this makes me totally fine with using December 25th, or January 7th if you’re an Orthodox Christian, to celebrate the birth of Jesus, even though He really was a Fall baby 🍁 👶🏼.

    Taking a whole season to reflect on why Jesus left heaven to come to earth and become our Emmanuel, “God with us” should make you feel so loved. Pondering on the fact that Jesus gave up the comforts of heaven for you should be the inspiration you need to celebrate.

    You’re that important to God! 

    Celebrating Jesus Birthday

    To provide you with some Advent inspiration for your Christmas season, I’ve compiled a post full of Christmas-themed, 🎄Advent-inspired 🕯resources to help you celebrate Jesus’ birthday. Each year, this post will be updated with more festive finds. There are:

    • ~Blog Posts with 🎄Soul H2O Devotions, Messages, Recipes
    • ~Soul H2O Podcast 🎄Episodes
    • ~Downloadable 🎄Scripture Graphics
    • ~#musicpic Song 🎄 Spotify Playlist
    • ~Link to Holiday Sales (little gifts 🎁from me to you)

    Radio Show Advent SeriesThis Christmas we’ve planned a whole Advent 🕯Series you can follow on the Soul H2O Radio & Podcast show starting this Saturday with some amazing guests and Christmas🎄teachings.

    Follow along on the blog or through your emails, starting next Tuesday for devotions that also follow the Advent Candle themes of Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, and Christ to put your heart in the right Christmas spirit!

    Until then, I hope the resources listed refresh your soul and fill your heart to OVERflowing!

    Sherry
    xoxo

    PS: Really hope you’ll join me weekly for inspiration to live with more hope, love, joy, peace, and a lot more of the spirit of Christ flowing through you.

    Advent Series – Episodes 88-92
    Saturdays: Nov. 27th – Dec. 25th, 2021

    Find out the 5 Ways You Can Listen.

    Join Me Weekly For Advent Talks

    Through The Themes of Advent
    Every Wednesday at 12-12:10pm EST
    on Instagram Live

    December 1(Hope), 8(Love), 15 (Joy), 22(Peace)

    *THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED EACH YEAR WITH NEW INSPIRATION*

    ADVENT INSPIRATION FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS SEASON

    Christmas Themed Posts

    Soul H2O Devotions and blog posts will be added each year as I write more Christmas Themed posts.

    Christmas Soul H2O Devotions

    your best christmas gift
    You Best Christmas Gift
    IMPERFECT CHANGE-CHARGED CHRISTMAS BLOG IMAGE
    How To Face An Imperfect, Change-Charged Christmas
    Immanuel-Astounding Christmas
    Immanuel--Astounding Christmas
    How They Missed The Christ in CHRISTmas!
    How They Missed The Christ in CHRISTmas!
    Christmas-Wonderful and Woeful
    Christmas-Wonderful and Woeful
    christmas kevin pauls
    Celebrating Christmas with Kevin Pauls and Seeing Dreams Fulfilled
    Go Tell It...In Your Living Room
    joy to the world
    Joy to The World
    christmas giving
    Christmas Giving
    god of the living
    God of The Living
    how will this be
    How Will This Be?
    looking for the wrong messiah
    Looking For The Wrong Messiah
    Christmas Women - Middle-Aged
    Celebrating The Christmas Women | A Middle-Aged Woman
    Christmas Women - The Teenager
    Celebrating The Women Of The Christmas Story - The Teenager
    The Senior Citizen
    Celebrating The Women of The Christmas Story - The Senior Citizen
    What Are You Asking For This Christmas?
    What Are You Asking For This Christmas?
    309 Right Way To Celebrate Advent
    What's The Right Way To Celebrate Advent?
    what's love got to do with it
    What's love got to do with it?
    Why The Gospel Is Good News That Brings Joy
    Why The Gospel Is Good News That Brings Joy
    Peace… Lost in Translation image
    Peace… Lost in Translation

    Christmas Messages

    Hungry in Turkana
    Hungry in Turkana
    Twas The Night Before Christmas
    Twas The Night Before Christmas… {Sherry’s Sermon Notes Series}
    Merry Christmas 2015!
    christmas message 2016
    Christmas Message 2016
    My Christmas Message For You
    My Christmas Message For You

    Christmas Recipes

    Christmas Veggie Recipe
    Christmas Veggie Recipe
    Grandma's Christmas Cookies

    Christmas Themed Soul H2O Podcast Episodes

    Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Episodes will be added each year as I record more Christmas Themed Shows.

    14. Life Is a Journey to your destiny
    Episode #14. Life Is A Journey To Your Destiny
    15. The Spirit of Christmas
    Episode #15. The Spirit of Christmas
    16. People of the Plan
    Episode #16. People of the Plan
    48. Brave Christmas & Christian Women -Part 1 The Brave Middle-Aged Woman & Brave Cheryl
    Episode #48. Brave Christmas & Christian Women -Part 1 The Brave Middle-Aged Woman & Brave Cheryl
    49. The Brave Teen Mom & Brave Single Moms With Peggy Sue Wells
    Episode #49. The Brave Teen Mom & Brave Single Moms With Peggy Sue Wells
    Episode #50. The Brave Senior Citizen & Brave Cyndi Desjardins Wilkens
    Radio Show Advent Series
    Episodes #88-92. Radio Show Advent Series
    hope for the holidays
    Episode #88. Advent Series: Hope For The Holidays
    Advent Series: love for the holidays
    Episode #89. Advent Series: Love For The Holidays
    joy for the holidays
    Episode #90. Advent Series: Joy For The Holidays
    Episode #91. Advent Series: Peace For The Holidays

    Christmas Scripture Graphics

    You can download these graphics easily.
    To your phone: Touch the graphic with one finger and hold, save to photos.
    To your computer: Right-Click on graphic and select save as picture

    peace

    Christmas #musicpic Songs

    Songs Will Be Added Here. If you have any suggestions, put them in the comments.

    Soul H2O Spotify Playlist: Online

    Christmas #paperbackpic Books

    Book Suggestions Will Be Added Here. If you have any suggestions, put them in the comments.

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  • 5 Ways You Can Listen to The Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show

    Soul H2O Show Joy Radio Original

    The Soul H2O Radio and Podcast Show is a Joy Radio.CA Original Program. Because of this, you can listen around the globe with lots of options on where to tune in.

    5 WAYS YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE SOUL H2O RADIO & PODCAST SHOW

    1. RADIO: Joy Radio is 1250 on the AM dial in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area)
    2. ‘MYJOYRADIO’ PHONE APP: Releases live & then holds episode for one week in the ‘On Demand’ Section. Saturdays at 12pm and Friday at 2:20pm.
    3. COMPUTER: Streaming Live http://www.joyradio.ca
    4. PODCAST: Releases at 3pm EST on podcast platforms. Spotify, Google Apple
    5. SHOW WEBSITEhttp://www.soulh2o.com

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  • Inspiration For Your Season of Thanksgiving

    ISPIRATION FOR YOUR SEASON OF THANKSGIVINGThanksgiving is a special time of year. It’s a great reminder of the blessings surrounding us all. Choosing to take time and focus our attention to the goodness of God in our lives helps us to put the problems in perspective. This practise helps your brain chemistry to bring about a state of peace and solace but also hope for the future. As you recognize the blessings and express gratitude towards God for them, your life is enhanced in wonderful ways. 

    I’ve compiled a post full of Thanksgiving inspiration for you. There are:

    • ~Soul H2O Devotions
    • ~Soul H2O Podcast Episodes
    • ~Downloadable Scripture Graphics
    • ~#musicpic Song Suggestions
    • ~#paperbackpic Book Suggestions
    • ~Links to Post-Thanksgiving sales

    Everything listed below is related to Thanksgving or Thankfulness.  I hope it fills your heart to OVERflowing!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    In His Grip,
    Sherry
      xoxo

    *THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED EACH YEAR WITH NEW INSPIRATION*

    INSPIRATION FOR YOUR

    SEASON OF THANKSGIVING

    Thanksgiving Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Show Episodes

    Soul H2O Radio & Podcast Episodes will be added each year as I record more Thanksgiving Themed Shows.

    Ruth Thorogood Radio Expanding Your Borders
    Episode #6 Letting God Expand Your Borders
    Episode #41 Thanksgiving Prompts
    Jennifer Clark radio Thanksgiving
    Episode #82 Thanksgiving For Breakthrough

    Thanksgiving Themed Soul H2O Devotions & Blog Posts

    Soul H2O Devotions and blog posts will be added each year as I write more Thanksgiving Themed posts.

    Count Your Blessings Anxiety
    #206 Defeating Anxiety By Counting Your Blessingss
    amazing people
    #159 Amazing People
    thank you card in the mail
    #217 I Got a Thank You Card In The Mail!
    every time i think of ypou
    #7 Everytime I Think of You...
    thankful for trees
    #165 Thankful For The Trees
    COLOURING SHEET THANKFUL FOR THE TREES
    Free Colouring Page - Thankful For The Trees

    Thanksgiving #musicpic Songs

    Songs Will Be Added Here. If you have any suggestions, put them in the comments.

    Thanksgiving #paperbackpic Books

    Book Suggestions Will Be Added Here. If you have any suggestions, put them in the comments.

    Thanksgiving Scripture Graphics

    You can download these graphics easily.
    To your phone: Touch the graphic with one finger and hold, save to photos.
    To your computer: Right-Click on graphic and select save as picture

    Pink Thanksgiving Scripture-Philippians 4_6
    Thanksgiving Scripture-Luke 17_15-16
    Thanksgiving Scripture-Genesis 1_11-12 _2_9
    Philippians 4: 6-8
    Thanksgiving Scripture-Philippians 4_6
    psalm 23
    Blue Thanksgiving Scripture-Philippians 4_6
    Thanksgiving Scripture-Genesis 1_11-12 _2_9
    Thanksgiving Scripture-Philippians 4_6

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