Episode #194-Creating a Quiet Time Space

Episode #194-Creating a Quiet Time Space

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ListenNowWe all face challenges to get our Quiet Time in each day and we feel un-Christian that we struggle in this area, but what if we could set ourselves up for success ahead of time? What if the key was to declutter a quiet time space so it was an inviting place to go to each day already prepared with the tools we need?

Creating a routine is so important because when you do that you are telling your brain, your heart, your mind, your body it’s time to settle and focus on my quiet time. It’s time to focus on the Bible, scripture, and prayer time.

In this episode, I talk with Erin about the essentials I need to make Quiet Time a daily habit. You can download the Essential Quiet Time Checklist for Success below and be on your way as well!

Mentioned in this episode: Peel Off Lip Gloss

 

 

 

 

Clutter Free Vacations and Salted Caramel Ice Cream + a Giveaway

Clutter Free Vacations and Salted Caramel Ice Cream + a Giveaway

Guest Post by Sherri Wilson Johnson

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being on Kathi’s ministry team, it’s that a clutter free life is the way to go! To be honest, I’ve learned a lot more than just one thing, but that’s got to be the most important concept I’ve learned. When your life is free of clutter, you can become a world changer.

In 2015, I kicked a lot of clutter out of my house and my life and as a result became much freer. I applied Kathi’s principles and increased my business and even got up the courage to become an Indie author, self-publishing five of my Christian romances.

There are many things that are important to me, including the Lord, my family, friends, my church and my clients. I support Stop Hunger Now through my church because I can’t stand to think of people going hungry, and Compassion International because I love to see children being educated and their families being released from the cycle of poverty. That’s a carryover from my homeschooling days.

As a writer and entrepreneur, I work hard and when I’m able to take a vacation, I believe the only way to relax is in clutter free style. Our vacation in 2015 came two weeks after our son’s wedding, the wedding which jumpstarted our empty nest. I was ready to sit back, relax, read some books, work on my upcoming novel…and eat some ice cream. And that’s what I did!

Clutter free vacations and salted caramel ice cream

We visited Cedar Key, Florida, the setting of my fifth book, Secrets Among the Cedars. Cedar Key is on the Gulf coast of Florida, down below the Suwannee River. It’s not your typical beach resort. It’s a nature coast with scrubby pines and marshes, lots of dolphins, and the most gorgeous sunsets you will ever see. Only about 700 people live there and everyone you meet is super friendly. It’s a great place to declutter your mind and your schedule.

In Secrets Among the Cedars, my heroine, Kathryn, is in Cedar Key to search for a murder weapon, but she doesn’t forget to eat plenty of the ice cream found in one of the local waterfront shops. Salted caramel turned out to be her favorite and it turned out to be mine too.

With warm weather approaching, I’m going to have to take a break from my 95% no sugar diet and indulge in some more of that great ice cream. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it back to Cedar Key this year or not, so I went searching for some homemade recipes. I pinned a few yummy looking ones to my Pinterest board and I found a super simple one at the Girl in the Kitchen blog. I hope you’ll join me in making some!

I’m giving away one print copy of Secrets Among the Cedars! Please leave a comment below telling me where your favorite place is to vacation and what your favorite treat is to eat when you’re there. Must have at least ten people to constitute the giveaway. Continental U.S. residents only. Winner will be chosen Friday, April 8th.

Here’s the back cover blurb:

Secrets-Among-the-CedarsSome secrets are better left buried…or are they?

Kathryn Bellamy is the Assistant D.A. for Perkins County, Georgia. After detectives fail to retrieve a missing murder weapon, she travels to Cedar Key, Florida to find it herself. She finds more than she ever bargained for when she meets Phil Tagliaferro, a former defense attorney.

Phil is drawn to help Kathryn when he learns she’s receiving threats—until he finds out their pasts are connected and his association with her could mean death for them both. Kathryn won’t leave Cedar Key until she has unearthed the secrets…and the murder weapon, but she can’t do that without Phil.

Secrets Among the Cedars brings two people from opposite sides of a case together with one goal in mind: Justice. What else will they find in the process?

Secrets Among the Cedars is available on Amazon in print and ebook!

Sherri Wilson JohnsonSherri Wilson Johnson writes Inspirational Historical Romance and Contemporary Romantic Suspense, and she’s a speaker and virtual assistant to authors and speakers. She lives in Georgia with her husband and her Chihuahua, Posey, and they are empty-nesters. Sherri loves spending time with family, vacationing at the beach, curling up with a good book and working on her current work-in-progress.

You can find out more about Sherri at her website: www.sherriwilsonjohnson.com

Salted Caramel ice cream photo credit

Episode #186-101 Simple Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him-10 Days of Love: Days 6-10

Episode #186-101 Simple Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him-10 Days of Love: Days 6-10

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ListenNowPart 2— Showing love doesn’t have to be take a lot of time!

In fact, you can use simple ways to show your husband you love him and we are here to show you how.

Kathi’s new book 101 Simple Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him is now available! In this podcast, she and Erin discuss the second five days of the 10 Days of Love for Your Man challenge. It’s the perfect time to refocus on your man as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. You’ll love the simplicity of the ideas as well as the impact they can have on your marriage.

We have a beautiful download that you can print out as a reminder of these great ideas. Let us know how your first 5 days go by posting in the comments!

Episode #185-101 Simple Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him-10 Days of Love: Days 1-5

Episode #185-101 Simple Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him-10 Days of Love: Days 1-5

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ListenNowShowing love doesn’t have to be complicated!

In fact, you can use simple ways to show your husband you love him and we are here to show you how.

Kathi’s new book 101 Simple Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him is now available! In this podcast, she and Erin discuss the first five days of the 10 Days of Love for Your Man challenge. It’s the perfect time to refocus on your man as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. You’ll love the simplicity of the ideas as well as the impact they can have on your marriage.

We have a beautiful download that you can print out as a reminder of these great ideas. Let us know how your first 5 days go by posting in the comments!

Episode #184-Ideas to Keep You Motivated to Stay Clutter Free

Episode #184-Ideas to Keep You Motivated to Stay Clutter Free


Clutter Free Academy Episode 184- Stay Motivated to be Clutter FreeListenNowIdeas to Keep You Motivated to Stay Clutter Free

As January is coming to an end, most resolutions start to fall apart because the novelty wears off. We won’t let your motivation to be Clutter Free slip away!

Decluttering isn’t a two week process (that’s just the Kickstart) this is something you have to do for the rest of your life and we have to stay motivated to accomplish our goals so we can be world changers!

Listen as Kathi and Erin discuss Ideas to Keep You Motivated to Stay Clutter Free including discovering the best gift you can give yourself each week. It will give you less stress and help declutter your life.

Don’t forget you can still sign up for the Kickstart to Clutter Free HERE.

See the Free Download to create your Home Mission Statement below.