We have a new home! Welcome to the housewarming party, friends.
New address. New name. New design.
His Song to Me is now Hearts Undaunted.
Please kick off your shoes, grab your favorite steaming beverage, and explore this space. It is here for you! This is a place of encouragement for you as you walk in faith, in the light of Truth.
Please let me know if you find something that is in need of repair. There is still some tweaking to do. Thank you in advance for grace as I work the bugs out.
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This is also a post in our Hearts Undaunted Series. This week’s tool for combating overwhelming fear, anxiety, and insecurity?
Heart Tool: Have some fun!
Clouds of overwhelming emotions can envelope quickly. I see the laundry list of must-dos, and I barrel forward to cross the items off. I wear myself down and stress myself out.
Surely maintaining my focus with an air of seriousness will result in success…and a completed list, right?
Wrong. It wears me down and stresses me out. Sends my anxiety and insecurity sky-rocketing.
Sometimes, a little good old-fashioned fun is the remedy. It balances the scale out a bit.
Which brings us to today. We’ve tackled the fundamental tools of Who God is, what our identity in Him is, praise and thanksgiving, lies and truth, and paring down. Heavy duty stuff. It’s time to lighten things up a bit!
“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance…”
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And what is a party without gifts?
To celebrate the new digs, I have three fun items to give away.
Jesus Calling, a daily devotional by Sarah Young
Soak up some daily encouragement with these nourishing words.
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An original painting from the soon to debut Hearts Undaunted Etsy Shop
8″x10″ acrylic painting on gallery wrapped canvas
Hang this in a high traffic area as a reminder and inspiration of the unique gifts He created in you, that you may shine His light in your unique way.
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A Vera Bradley note cube and pencil set.
Send out some words of encouragement to others. Or post them around your own home!
You don’t have to do anything fancy to enter. Just leave me a comment answering this question: What fun things do you do to break up seasons of stress and anxiety? I’d love to know! The giveaway runs through midnight on Sunday. You may enter a comment each day. The winners will be randomly chosen by a fancy-schmancy widget.
- Pause and consider whether you tend to get so caught up in your responsibilities and to-do lists that you forget to have fun.
- What activities and responsibilities can you put on hold for a day to balance out your stress?
- Make a list of 5 fun things you would like to do in the coming months.
Schedule one specific fun activity for you and your family each week for the next month.
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If you would like to read other posts in the Hearts Undaunted Series, visit the recent posts in the sidebar at the right and click on the desired links. Thank you!
A Holy Experience, CEO of Me, Teaching What is Good, Funki Planet, The Better Mom, City Chick in the Country, WIPWednesday, Whatever Wednesdays, What’s Up Wednesday, Women Living Well, Denise in Bloom, Unwrapping His Promises, Thrive @ Home Thursday. Just for Fun Friday, Leaving a Legacy