Bibles and Bubbles: Week 2--Peace on Earth Challenge

Week 1: Recap
Last week, was slow going, as I was a bit under the weather.
However, I lit my candle each day and prayed for peace in my home. I will continue to do this each day for the rest of the month--it works for me. I also posted my Scripture for the month (I Peter 5:7) as a reminder during stressful moments.

I did a little bit of Christmas shopping and I must say that it was quite enjoyable and quite peaceful, without the hectic, shopping you-have-to-buy-everything-you-see-because-it's-Christmas feeling. I took my time, stayed within budget, bought intentionally not frivolously, and went home when I began to feel tired.


Moving on to this week's challenge. . .Bibles and Bubbles!!!!

The task for the week is to schedule one evening to relax in a nice, warm bubble bath!! This task is meant to SLOW US DOWN (as we all know too well the brisk 5-7 minute shower, that isn't always garaunteed)! As wives and mothers, there is always some glorious task that needs to be done and we have our schedules and routines and to-do lists swirling around in our heads. These things tend to be magnified during the Christmas season.


But, every now and then, we need a quiet, peaceful, relaxing moment. Not so we can be lazy or "eat the bread of idleness," but so that we can hear from God, so that we can be renewed and re-energized from on High. It is such an honor to care for my Husband, my children and my home, so I must do well to care for myself and keep my mind, body and spirit healthy. Rest is part of that equation!!! SO.......


This will be no ordinary bubble bath--here's what you'll need:
  • Privacy--no interruptions; let your husband know your intent and put the kiddo's to bed. No phone calls, either!
  • Hot water with lots and lots of bubbles (maybe some scented ones)!
  • Soft music and maybe a candle.
  • Hand towel, rolled up, to be used as a pillow.
  • Something cool to drink.
  • The Bible: read Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2 about the birth of Jesus.
Spend some quiet time, alone, one-on-one with our Heavenly Father, giving yourself 25-30 minutes of peace. He is the ultimate Peace Giver.

{This post is linked HERE at WomenLivingWell
and HERE at RaisingHomemakers}


"Of the greatness of His government and peace there will be no end. . ." -Isaiah 9:7

4 comments:

  1. Stacie,

    This sounds like a pleasant challenge to take. However, I think I would feel a "little weird" reading my bible as I was soaking in the tub. It just seems kind of "odd" to me. :)

    Blessings,

    -Lady Rose

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  2. These posts are encouraging! I hope you are feeling better this week.

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  3. Lady Rose,

    Your comment made me LOL!! Maybe it is unusual to some. :o) However, it's right up my alley. I've always been a "bath tub reader" of many books, including my Bible! I'm looking forward to this portion of the challenge!

    Take care and God bless.

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  4. The Unsell Family,

    Thank you for your well wishes. I am feeling better each day, Praise the LORD!

    I'm thrilled these posts are encouraging to you, as that is my goal. To God be the glory. Peace to you this Christmas season!!

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