Classic Christmas Podcast: The Simple Joy of Holiday Baking Part 3

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Christmas & baking go together like hands in gloves. There are so many delicious things you can bake for your family or friends that it can be hard to know where to begin. Of course, time can be so short during the busy holiday season that it might be difficult to find the time to do any baking at all. You could always buy your Holiday goodies but that can be very expensive. What’s a Mother to do?

Jean Ann & Simple Joy to the rescue. This week, Jean Ann offers you tips, ideas & recipes to help simplify your Holiday baking. Continue your Holiday baking tradition or begin a new tradition in your family when you make Holiday baking a Simple Joy!

The Simple Joy of Entertaining: Party like Mary

Once the party begins, you need to join the fun. Jean Ann shares 2 simple rules to help you:

Attend your own party;

It’s all about the guests.

By preparing well, you can relax & enjoy the celebration. Jean Ann, using the 3 Rules of Simple Joy, helps you discover ways to plan your event without the stress & then celebrate with your guests.

This Holiday season, put the joy into your events & life with Simple Joy. 

The Simple Joy of Entertaining: Prep like Martha

Entertaining can be stressful, especially during the Holidays, This year, reduce the stress of Holiday entertaining when you follow 4 simple steps.

Jean Ann has 4 ways to to put the joy back into your parties. Follow these steps to make your events a Simple Joy.

Join Jean Ann as she helps you reawaken the joy in your life when you have a Life of Simple Joy.

The Simple Joy of Relationships

n this episode, Jean Ann Duckworth discusses the impact relationships have on the lives of women

You have probably limited in-person contact with friends, leaving you feeling alone & depressed. Time to renew in-person contact, even in small numbers as the Holidays approach. Jean Ann explains how relationships have such an affect on women & why we need to build strong & diverse networks. Jean Ann shares 3 ways relationships help us:

  • Strong self image;
  • Strong self confidence;
  • Diverse world view.

Join Jean Ann as she helps you reawaken the joy in your life when you have a Life of Simple Joy.

Empowered by the Word: Can’t Take that Away from Me

Passage: Luke 10:38-42

Verse: “But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.””  Luke‬ ‭10:41-42‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Martha was worried & upset as she struggled to prepare dinner for her guests. Her sister, Mary sat visiting with the guests rather than helping Martha as she should. When Martha asked Jesus to tell her sister to help her, Jesus’ reply caused a change that we need to remember today.

The 3 points from this lesson:

Martha was doing what she should;

Mary was doing what she needed;

Jesus invited both to join Him.

Beginning a Life of Simple Joy Step 3: Take Care of Yourself

n this episode, Jean Ann Duckworth discusses the third step to begin A Life of Simple Joy: Take Care of Yourself.

You are so busy taking care of everyone else, you neglect yourself. ENOUGH! Time for some practicals selfishness. You can’t care for other until you care for yourself. I know you’re busy so you should focus on 3 key areas:

  • Mind;
  • Body;
  • Spirit.

Join Jean Ann as she helps you reawaken the joy in your life when you have a Life of Simple Joy.

Beginning a Life of Simple Joy Step 2: Ask for Help

In this episode, Jean Ann Duckworth discusses the second step to begin A Life of Simple Joy: Ask for Help

The world is not going to end if you admit you need help. Time to stop trying to do it all yourself & enlist the help if others. First, you must learn the proper way to ask then you need to follow 3 steps:

  • Make a list:
  • Make a decision;
  • Make someone else do it!

Join Jean Ann as she helps you reawaken the joy in your life when you have a Life of Simple Joy.

Beginning a Life of Simple Joy Step 1: M*I*S*S 

In this episode, Jean Ann Duckworth discusses the first step to begin A Life of Simple Joy: M*I*S*S: Make It Simple, Sweetie.

As hard as it may seem, you begin by choosing something that cause you stess, then simply ask yourself 3 questions:

  • Does it need to be done at all?
  • What about it specifically causes me stress?
  • Is there an easier way to do it?

Join Jean Ann as she helps you reawaken the joy in your life when you have a Life of Simple Joy.

Beginning a Life of Simple Joy: Introduction

Stress is a dominant part of your life. This impacts areas of your life you never realized. Stress overwhelms your mind, body, & spirit. Life is simply stressful, you think. How am I supposed to fix this?

A Life of Simple Joy offers you ways to recognize the causes of your stess & simple ways you can gain control & reduce it.

In this episode, Jean Ann explains the hidden impact stress has on your life & discusses why this is important. She then offers hope with 3 simple steps you can take to help you decrease stress & increase joy in your life.