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In Body, Heart, Mind, Soul by Caleb

The daily Chewables blog has moved to it’s new home on the Spirit Farm website. Go to spiritfarm.tv/daily-chewables to find all current and past Chewables posts. Please check out all of SpiritFarm.tv – where you’ll find all things Spirit Farm…Chewables, podcasts, group videos & discussion guides, retreat info & more!! To get on our mailing list to receive your daily …

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Use What You Have

In Heart, Mind by Caleb

Start where you are and use what you have. The Hope of the World will survive. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. (Luke 2:7b) Mary wrapped Jesus in less-than-sanitary cloths and put him in a dirty manger. Hay is not clean to begin with. And it …

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Living the Dream

In Heart, Mind by Caleb

You’re living the dream. …and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. (Luke 2:7) This was not Mary’s dream for her first child’s birth. In fact, it may have been her nightmare. Mary’s water broke on a donkey. Joseph had not booked an Airbnb ahead of time, and when they rolled into town, every house and room was booked. …

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Timing

In Heart, Mind by Caleb

Divine timing is probably perfect, but it’s also a pain. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born… (Luke 2:6) “The time came…” And to Mary and Joseph, it was bad timing. After all, they were 90 miles from home. They had no money and no place to stay. Jesus was born in what was …

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Expect…Something

In Heart, Mind by Caleb

Expect the unexpected. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. (Luke 2:5) An angel said she was pregnant with a child—direct from the Great Spirit Stork. Then, an angel told Joseph not to sweat it. The promise was that this was a God-thing and the child would …

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Desires & Expectations

In Mind by Caleb

If you’re regularly disappointed, it might be your expectations that need changing. One psychotherapist offers that people who “are always focusing on what’s wrong and as a result, feel anxiety, and obsess. This creates a self-fulfilling prophecy and an endless cycle of high expectations leading to low self-esteem and increased anxiety.” (CLICK HERE for article) Still, it’s good to communicate …

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Hard Work

In Heart, Mind by Caleb

Whatever you do, work hard when you do it. All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. (Proverbs 14:23) You don’t have to love it. You don’t have to do it forever. You don’t have a boss that notices. You don’t have to be compensated appropriately (yet). Whatever you do, work hard. It will—eventually—go well …

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Proud of You

In Heart, Mind by Caleb

Be proud of the person, not the performance. Losing, failing, struggling—these are part of life. Without them we don’t learn, build grit, and grow further. So we do our friends and family a disservice when we praise only wins, gains, and positive outcomes. Instead, praise the person, passion, and perseverance. The long game is about enduring the ups, downs, and …

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Anything For A Laugh

In Mind by Caleb

Know what you need, and find it in healthy ways. My son Henry will do anything for a laugh. Henry: “Edie, kick me in the face.” Edie: “Ok.” Kick! Everyone laughs. And, for Henry, it’s worth it. There’s something you’re willing to say and do dumb things for. Do you know what it is? Do you know what you’re so …

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Giving Tuesday

In Heart, Mind by Caleb

 It’s Giving Tuesday, and millions of people will make small and large donations to organizations and individuals in a spirit of generosity, kindness, and love.  I’m not writing this to convince you to give. In fact, maybe you SHOULD NOT give.  You probably shouldn’t give… if you feel manipulated  if you feel pressured  if you don’t care and don’t care …

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