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Caring for Yourself As You Manage Other Peoples’ Emotions // Ep. 059

By Sandra |

  This is episode 59, and today we’re talking about how we can care for ourselves as we manage the emotional needs of those around us. As the mom, wife, and caregiver in your family, you are likely the one who is in tune with the feelings around you and the one who knows how … Read more

6 Ways to Increase to Your Step Count // Ep. 58

By Sandra |

Even if you aren’t a football fan, you probably saw that 43-year-old quarterback Tom Brady won the Super Bowl last night. If he can do that, we can get our bodies moving, right? Today I’m sharing 6 ways to increase your step count each day! We can set reasonable movement goals for ourselves and meet … Read more

Picking a Bible Study/Bible Reading Plan // Ep. 57

By Sandra |

  This is episode 57, and today we’re talking about how an abiding caregiver picks a Bible study or Bible reading plan. We know reading Scripture and spending time with God are important, but sometimes we get so busy we don’t make it a priority in our day. Thankfully there are lots of resources and … Read more

Our Updated Meal Planning Routine // Ep. 056

By Sandra |

  This is episode 56, and today I’m sharing my updated meal planning routine! It’s been almost a year since my first episode about meal planning, back in episode 11, and I’ve made some changes since then! Why? Well, because what works for us keeps evolving. Maybe like me you want to think about what … Read more

Celebrating the Sabbath as Abiding Caregivers // Ep. 055

By Sandra |

  This is episode 55, and today we’re talking about how abiding caregivers celebrate the Sabbath. Instead of feeling guilty that we can’t spend the Sabbath like others who don’t have the same responsibilities we have, we can focus on celebrating the rhythms of the Sabbath and not be bound by the rules. What’s at the … Read more

How to Get Unstuck as You Work toward Your Goals // Ep. 54

By Sandra |

  This is episode 054, and we’re talking about where we get stuck in completing our goals. Sometimes I get stuck setting a goal. Sometimes I get stuck in the middle. And sometimes I get stuck right before the end of a project. Let’s talk about the reasons we get stuck and how we can … Read more

Begin as You Mean to Go On // Ep. 053

By Sandra |

  This is episode 53, and the first one of 2021! Today we’re talking about one of my favorite practices at the beginning of a new year. It’s the idea of “beginning as you mean to go on.” It’s based on a quote from Spurgeon that says, “Begin as you mean to go on, and … Read more

Books Read in 2021

By Sandra |

List of books read in 2021. Affiliate links included. Hamnet by Maggie O’Ferrell The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary Share Your Stuff. I’ll Go First by Laura Tremaine Frontier Follies by Ree Drummond The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab Admission by Julie Buxbum … Read more

Favorite Books of 2020 // Ep. 52

By Sandra |

  As I reflect on 2020, I thought it would be fun to share the best books I read! If you’ve listened to many episodes, you know reading is my favorite hobby. And this year I read over 100 books! So narrowing down my favorites was tough but fun! In this episode I’ll share my … Read more

Caregiving Characters and Comforting Stories We Love, with Katie M. Reid // Ep. 51

By Sandra |

  As we get closer to Christmas, I wanted to invite Katie M. Reid on to talk about her new book, A Very Bavarian Christmas. It’s the fictional account of Holly Noel, a 30-something single woman who moves back home after a professional disappointment. Her dad had suffered an aneurysm when she was seven, and … Read more

Reflection Questions for the End of the Year // Ep. 050

By Sandra |

  I invited my husband Lee to talk through five reflection questions as we wrap up 2020 and look ahead to 2021! We cover: What was the biggest challenge you faced this year? How did you change in 2020? Who/what influenced that change? What are you most proud of in 2020? (personally, workwise, as a … Read more

One Word for 2021

By Sandra |

    Purchase Your Ticket Here (use discount code “Sandra” for $3 off the ticket price!) What words would you use to describe 2020? What words do you hope will describe next year? As we move into 2021, I’m asking God for one word to focus on—one word that He will use to help me … Read more