Spiritual Wellness

Preparing for Easter

This Sunday marks a very special day for Christians. Easter! Easter is the day we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, making it possible for anyone to come into a relationship with God and experience eternal life in Heaven and a fulfilling life here on earth.

If you’re like me and hadn’t gotten around to doing anything refreshing to prepare yourself for the Easter holiday and all that it means, you can join me this week as I do.

I’ve decided that a fun way to do this will be to explore 6 verses, one each day until Easter, and to journal each day as well. You could even turn this into a fun conversation starter for your family each day.

If you would like to join me, here are the verses and questions that I will be focusing on:

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Six Weeks of Wellness- Week 1- Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Challenge

Happy New Year!

I’m so excited to see what 2017 has in store, and I’m glad you’ve decided to join me!

To kick off the new year, we’re getting started with 6 challenges in 6 weeks. You can read more about that here. Basically, there will be a new challenge each week for 6 weeks which will help you jumpstart your year in every area of life.

To get us started, we are looking at the spiritual aspect of our lives. It’s interesting to me that, although this is the most important area of life, we often neglect it when it comes to goal-setting or looking ahead to a new year.

How you are doing spiritually is going to make a much bigger, lasting difference than the amount of weight you lose or the new organizational technique you’re trying. In fact, the chaos in other areas of our lives (physical health, stress levels, etc.) is often just evidence of a more fundamental chaos within us. Feeling at peace and confident with yourself is going to show in the way you care for yourself, for others, and for your living spaces.

With that in mind, our first week’s challenge starts with a basic, fundamental, yet powerful exercise.

Pick a passage of scripture or a positive quote for the year.

Give this some time and effort. What could help motivate you towards your goals or help you to achieve the feeling that you want for this year (maybe something about rest, discipline, joy, or something else)?

Once you have chosen your scripture or quote,

Practice each day so that you have it memorized by the end of the week!

That gives you seven days to choose and memorize your spiritual passage for the year.

You can, of course, take this further:

  • Write it out on a sticky note and place it somewhere you’ll see it every day
  • Make it into the background on your phone or computer
  • Choose an entire song which captures the meaning of the quote
  • Share it with others! (If you share to social media, use the hashtag #TheThrivingChallenge so we can keep up with each other!)

I’d love to hear what you’ve come up with and how you’re going to incorporate it into your year!

If you’d like a list of some ideas, sign up for my email newsletter. If you’re already signed up, you’ll be getting the printable PDF automatically!

Be sure to let me know what your verse or quote is, and get ready for next week’s physical wellness challenge!

 


 

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