Peace in Playfulness

Even though we can always find much to celebrate heading into the Christmas season, it’s still really easy to get caught up in the craziness and stress out instead isn’t it?

For instance, in preparation for the baby’s arrival we are getting new carpet in the bedrooms and replacing the tile in the hall bath…

all happening next week.

Which means our dining room and garage are holding all the items from the baby room and bathroom so we (or rather, my hubby, family, and friends) can paint the nursery and prime/texture/paint the bathroom this weekend.

I was so proud that I was totally keeping my cool about all the bins and boxes stored around the house.

In fact, our living room still looked normal and we even had the tree decorated!

And then half the lights when out on the tree.

Thinking this was something I could handle fixing on my own, I set about replacing the burned out bulbs.

No dice. It’s apparently a blown fuze of some sort. Definitely beyond my capabilities.

So we half a half-lit tree for the time being…and it’s not the end of the world.

But it IS a challenge to remain calm amid the chaos of a house literally turned inside out while improvements are being made.


What has helped me to maintain some sense of peace is singing some hymns I adapted for meditating.

I’d love to share these unique compositions with you in case you are dealing with similar holiday anxiety.

The Hymns to help during Holidays experience is literally just that…

simple songs in a singalong style to help us go from feeling like we’re falling to pieces to feeling at peace.

To Hymns, Holidays, and a Happy (if at times chaotic) Home,

 

Hymns, Holidays, and Helping

Some days I feel like I barely made it through in one piece…

This year, I want to be able to say

“I made it through with peace.”

Hymns, Holidays, and Helping: Music to Combat the Craziness

If you enjoy being still with your thoughts, this is NOT for you!

If you are interested in achieving Peace but also want to be Playful, then this IS for you!

“I loved the opportunity to sing along with these meditations.  It was so unique!!” ~ Jess

Wait…are we meditating

Ultimately the goal is the same ~ PEACE

But we achieve it through singing instead of silence.

A combination of listening to positive music and saying encouraging words with simple statements that you (and your family) can singalong to.

“I loved the harp and vocal meditations, the messages were a great way to start my day!” ~ Shauna

Songs include lyrics and melody from:

♬  Silent Night ~ Away in a Manger ~(Holidays)

♬  It is Well ~ I Need Thee Every Hour ~ (Hymns)

Features:

♬  A portion of proceeds go to Wounded Warrior Foundation. ~ (Helping)

♬ Immediate access to the entire experience (10 + singalongs)

♬ Digital reminders sent to your inbox

Music that affirms our faith, reminds us of our strength, and centers our soul will change our day.

And changing our days will change our lives.

Start the experience now!

my anchor holds

Anchor Hold

I used to think of an anchor as something that

weighs you down or holds you in place,

Until I learned one thing changed every thing…


I’ve written a song about this, “Anchor for your Soul”….check it out here!


You see, my very first full time job was as a singer in the Navy band.

Which meant I had to go through bootcamp.

I had never run a mile or done a pushup in my life, and now I was required to do those things (and other unexpected tasks) in order to serve as a singer!


“I made it through bootcamp, I can make it through this”

has become my mantra in tough times.

I use the strength I gained from that experience

as an anchor.

Because sailors use anchors to hold the ship in place,

but climbers use anchors to pull themselves up to a higher place.

Totally changes everything, doesn’t it?

I’ve written a song about this, “Anchor for your Soul”….check it out here!

 

What is your anchor when things get rough? Share this and let us know!