3.1 Bonus Segment for FOTS, Suggestions for Holiday Before & After Care – Premium Content

Self-care is a bit of a trite phrase, but when you’re planning for extra-stressful events – such as an intensive work campaign, three-week international speaking tour (speaking for myself, here!), or the holiday season – it helps you to make it through if you have prepared well ahead of time, and have nurturing activities to look forward to when it’s over. Here are a few suggestions.  

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L | Listen (Receive the Word via audio or video.)

O | Observe (Connect the passage to your life and recent events.)

Where did you identify instances of abuse in your life? Have you been an abuser? Where do you need better boundaries? Spend some time talking with the Holy Spirit about a peace-plan for this holiday season. 

V | Verbalize (Pray about your thoughts and emotions.)

Remembering that He loves you and that you are in His presence, talk to God about the particulars of your O – Observe step. You may want to write your reflections in your LOVE the Word® journal. Or, get a free journal page and guide in the right-hand margin.

E | Entrust (Rest in the Word.)

Dearest Jesus, my love, in the words of little Therese, “For me to become great is impossible.” Help me bear with myself and my many imperfections as I seek to follow her means of getting to heaven by a little way–very short and very straight, the little way. Amen +

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What We Discussed | Show Notes


Minutes 00:00-12:00 – Suggestions for before & after care when facing super-stressful events, times, and seasons

Minutes 12:01-24:00 – 

Minutes 24:01-36:00 – 

Minutes 36:01-48:00 –