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You Need A Bubble Bath

You need a bubble bath!

Women living well bookI am greatly enjoying the book, Women Living Well, written by Courtney Joseph. Courtney has an amazing ministry womenlivingwell.org where she shares about her life, faith, and raising children, as well as marriage. Today I want to share an excerpt from her book:

You Need A Bubble Bath 

“Go take a bubble bath.”

“You should go to bed early tonight and get some extra rest.”

“Let me get you a warm cup of coffee and a book, and you sit down and take a break.”

No one ever says these things to you, do they? And so, I’m guessing you rarely treat yourself to any of these. You rarely allow yourself to relax. I know this because you are just like me.

I mistakenly believe I can go and go and go without consequence. A bubble bath is something completely free that only you can give yourself. It is something we do alone and a place where we can stop the rush, hush, reflect, and see clearly. I know there is a temptation at the end of a weary day to turn on the television and have a snack. This is a common stress reliever, but it doesn’t get us alone with God and it doesn’t give us the peace our souls long for. Television is empty. God’s word is full.

Bubble Bath Basics An awesome bubble bath takes planning, so here’s what you need:

1. Privacy – all children asleep and husband aware that you don’t want to be interrupted.

2. Hot water and loads of bubbles – preferably ones that smell yummy!

3. Some soft classical music.

4. A hand towel rolled up as a pillow.

5. A cold drink to set aside the tub.

6. Your Bible, a good Christian book, or simply quietness – reflecting on your day and talking with God in prayer.

Optional: space for a candle

Now sit back, relax, and be alone with just you and God. Twenty minutes, and voila! You emerge a new woman. Do not wait until the house is clean the laundry is all folded. It will never all be done! Give yourself permission in the midst of your busyness to have a few moments of peace.

By: Courtney Joseph To learn more: visit WomenLivingWell.org or you can order Courtney’s book at your favorite book retailer.Thanks Courtney for being our guest we love you and we all want to be women living well. Hugs, Lynn Leave a comment and you are entered to win a copy of Courtney's book.