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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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  • The Fight For Peace Of Mind

    This week Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held all over Canada as our American friends honor Veteran’s Day. We live in some of the most peaceful places on the planet, but it didn’t just happen. Soldiers had to fight for us to experience the freedom that brings peace, much like you have to fight for peace of mind.

    Soul H2O Devotion

    The Fight The Fight For Peace Of MindFor Peace Of Mind

    A peaceful mind doesn’t just mysteriously happen, it will only be attained if you fight for it. Thankfully this conflict isn’t fought on the battlefield of combat but combatted in the battlefield of your mind. 

    I really think Philippians 4:6-8 is a great template for learning how to conquer in the battle for a peaceful mind, so let me remind you of what Paul said in Philippians 4:6-8.

    Philippians 4:7Don’t be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

    If you want peace in your life, you have to fight for peace in your mind first, before you deal with your problems.

    The first way to peace in your mind is to not worry about anything

    I bet you’re thinking, Seriously??? How can I do that? It’s unrealistic…If Paul was in my shoes, he’d worry…

    I just wonder, if it make any difference when I tell you that Paul was in prison when he wrote these verses? If you compare all of Paul’s writings, I think you’ll see how the book of Philippians, over the others, exudes joy, and he wrote it from a place of wrongful imprisonment. 

    So, how do you not worry about anything???  

    Follow the second way to peace in your mind – pray about everything!

    Turn fear into faith by disciplining your mind to pray, every time you worry.

    When you start to feel afraid your kids are going to get hurt riding their bikes, driving the car or dating that guy…Pray… Lord, I thank you for protecting my children.

    When you’re afraid of losing your job… Pray… Lord I thank you that this company is not my provider, You are. I look forward to seeing how you’ll provide for my needs.

    If you’re afraid of your marriage falling apart… Pray… Lord I bring my marriage to You right now. Fill us with a deep love for each other that will stand the tests of time.

    Turn fear and anxiety into catalysts for prayer.

    My theory is that the devil will clue in and realize he’s bringing on good things by causing you to fear and eventually he’ll give up… maybe??? Ya, as if!

    The third and last way to peace in your mind is to think on good things 

    And what is gooder than God? Nothing. 

    Put some worship music on, throw your hands up in the air and begin praising God. It won’t be long until your burdens are lifted, anxiety alleviated, and your heart healed. Then you’ll be in your right mind to deal with your problems.

    Does God’s peace make sense?   

    Not at all, it transcends Understanding and goes beyond human understanding

    • • Don’t worry about anything
    • • Pray about everything 
    • • Focus Your Thoughts on God.

    Then, tackle your problems.

    Rinse and Repeat.

    The fight for peace of mind is just that simple.

    Prayer

    Father… Thank you for giving me the mind of Christ with the ability to control my thoughts. I’m so grateful you provided a plan for peace of mind in your word. Please help me to not be anxious, pray more and think on Your goodness to keep the peace. In Jesus Name…Amen

    Drawing from the well

    Verses to help fill up your well.

    1. 1. Philippians 4:6-8
    2. 2. Isaiah 26:3
    3. 3. John 16:33
    4. 4. John 14:27

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    #musicpic

    #musicpic SONG: 
    Peace Be Still by Hope Darst
    Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsIpGiz3SfQ

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    In Fight For Peace, Kay Wyma is back again, talking about her latest book, The Peace Project and how you can experience true peace on the Soul H2O Radio & Podcast show. 

    You can find today’s Show Notes at http://www.soulh2o.com/86

    Splash Online Event

    Snakes & Ladders  – Sometimes You’re Up, Sometimes You’re Down from the ‘Child-Like Faith’ Series is our November Online Splash event hosted by Sherry Stahl and the #SoulH2O Team. 

    Join us in the Soul H2 Splash Facebook Group or sign up for Splash emails in the group and see us on Zoom.

    SOUL H2O SPLASH

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  • You Just Can’t Keep Silent

    You Just Can't Keep SIlent

    This devotion was inspired during my personal devotions. God just kept speaking to me this message that, you just can’t keep silent. So much so, that I jumped on Instagram Live and shared about it. I hope this inspires you to not keep silent.  

    You Just Can’t Keep Silent

    Growing up, my pastor’s wife, Mrs. Connie Shepherd was a very quiet woman, a little on the reserved side but when she spoke out in church with a prophetic word, she raised her voice and spoke with power and an authority I have seldom heard.  The church would go silent when Mrs. Shep spoke.  There was a holy hush and an awe that filled the place, and we knew, God was speaking directly to us. 

    Like Elizabeth

    I think Mrs. Shepherd was a lot like Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. When she became pregnant as a woman passed her time for childbearing, Scripture tells us that when Mary; pregnant with Jesus, came into her house,

    “Elizabeth was filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit!
    With a loud voice she prophesied with power.”

    Luke 1:42 TPT

    As soon as Elizabeth was done hootin’ and a hollerin’ about what God had done and was going to do, Mary follows suit and breaks out into song about the mercy of God and how crazy it is that He chose her to carry the Christ into the world.

    “And Mary sang this song: My soul is ecstatic,
    overflowing with praises to God!”

    Luke 1:46

    The world may be full of women who just can’t keep silent… but the Bible is full of women who just couldn’t keep silent about Christ and what He’s done for them. Personally, that’s why I do what I do and as we look at the women in Christ’s life, you can see how they don’t keep silent and I hope it inspires you to open your mouth and share, because when God does something,  you’ve just gotta say, or sing something…You Just Can’t Keep Silent!

    Prayer

    Father… I thank You for working in my life and in this world.  I ask you to break off the timidity from me so I can speak with boldness about who You are and what You’ve done, in ways that don’t cause others to reject you but draw them to your mercy. In Jesus’ Name… Amen!

    When God does something,  you’ve just gotta say, or sing something… It's the message of Elizabeth, Mary and Mrs. Shepherd. You Just Can't Keep Silent! #gotellitonthemountain Click To Tweet

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    Drawing from the well
    1. Luke 1:42
    2. Luke 1:46
    3. Mark 5:19
    4. Luke 8:39

    muicpic playlist

    #musicpic SONG:
    Light it Up by Terrain

    Youtube Video:
    https://youtu.be/ZVks2teCR9c Soul H2O 2020 Spotify

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