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Cheer UP! Podcast

Welcome to Your Journey to Joy! - The Cheer UP! Podcast - Hosted by Kara R. Hunt. Co-hosted with Cheri Swalwell. If you’re looking for encouragement, hope, and inspiration, then you’ve come to the right place.

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Jeremiah
Send us a Text Message.This week, we're diving into the life of Jeremiah, discussing the dangers of ignoring God's warnings and the courage to stay faithful. Tune in for inspiration and encouragement! ✨Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
39:14 6/19/24
Esther
Send us a Text Message.Esther's story is a powerful testament to courage in the face of adversity. Despite the risks, Esther presented her case to King Xerxes, ultimately preventing the massacre of the Jews. The hosts draw parallels between ancient and modern-day challenges, emphasizing the bravery required to stand firm in one's beliefs amidst societal pressures.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
42:24 6/12/24
Job
Send us a Text Message.In this episode, we delve deep into the story of Job, exploring his resilience and unwavering faith amidst unimaginable trials. We discuss Job's interactions with his friends, his steadfastness against his wife's urging to curse God, and the powerful role of prayer in his restoration. By reflecting on modern-day parallels and the importance of supporting grieving friends, we draw valuable lessons on faith, endurance, and the power of prayer.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
64:55 6/5/24
King Solomon
Send us a Text Message.Tune in and delve into the unexpected as we discuss King Solomon's story. His timeless wisdom, downfall, and ancient insight. Is it possible to connect Solomon's life lessons to modern day challenges?Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
43:05 5/29/24
Elisha
Send us a Text Message.We find solace in the stories of biblical prophets like Elisha. Their ancient narratives of faith and obedience strike a chord with our modern-day musings. These stories aren't just about the past; they're about seeing ourselves in the steadfastness of those who answer a higher call. Cheri and I navigate these tales, finding encouragement for anyone on a journey of deep conviction.And then, there's the darker side of our nature, illuminated by the missteps of King David and the grim fate of John the Baptist. These biblical accounts are stark reminders of the pitfalls of selfish desires, but also of the redemption that follows sincere repentance. We juxtapose these ancient lessons with the challenges faced by today's leaders, emphasizing the timeless importance of upholding Biblical principles. Join us as we seek wisdom in the scriptures and confront the complexities of human character with a mix of introspection, historical parallels, and a dash of Midwest charm.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
47:30 5/22/24
Elijah
Send us a Text Message.Dive into the life of Prophet Elijah with us on the Cheer Up Podcast. Discover how ancient stories can embolden your modern faith journey. Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
43:01 5/15/24
Ahab and Jezebel
Send us a Text Message.We wade into the turbulent waters of Ahab and Jezebel's saga, characters who left an indelible mark on biblical history with their notorious reign. Together, Cheri and I sift through the lessons nestled within these ancient narratives, considering the impact of their legacies on the nation of Israel and drawing parallels to the subtler forms of idol worship that can infiltrate our lives today.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
43:36 5/8/24
Gideon
Send us a Text Message.Discover how the ancient story of Gideon from the Book of Judges inspires us to have courage and faithfulness even in the face of danger.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
38:32 5/1/24
Jael
Send us a Text Message.Need a dose of bravery? Learn from Yael's tale in our latest podcast episode as we discuss making tough choices .Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
57:06 4/24/24
Sisera
Send us a Text Message.We continue to wade through the waters of the Old Testament, revealing intricate lessons from prominent Biblical figures. The downfall of Sisera, as sung by Deborah, in the book of Judges, teaches us how to connect the dots between ancient wisdom and today's struggles, all under the ever-watchful eye of a loving God.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
48:16 4/17/24
Barak
Send us a Text Message.Explore the dynamic between trust and obedience in our latest podcast episode, where we connect the dots from Deborah and Barak's story to our everyday walk with God.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
56:32 4/10/24
Deborah
Send us a Text Message.Discover the enduring power of faith and leadership with Deborah's story from the Book of Judges. Join us on a journey of courage and divine obedience in our latest podcast episode.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
40:46 4/3/24
Isaac & Rebecca
Send us a Text Message.Dive into the ancient stories of Isaac and Rebecca with us on the Cheer Up! Podcast. Discover how faith and family drama intertwine in Genesis.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
23:44 3/27/24
Abraham & Sarah
Send us a Text Message.As dawn breaks and the coffee brews, Kara R. Hunt and Cheri Swalwell are already deep in conversation, exploring how the world’s issues might just be a grand-scale sibling spat. Our whimsical musings suggest that maybe, just maybe, a simple snack and a nap could do the trick for global peace, drawing inspiration from the refreshment Elijah found in the biblical narrative. We invite you into our light-hearted banter that seamlessly weaves through spirituality, the comfort found in the changing seasons, and the notion that our shared humanity might hold the key to understanding each other a little better.Venture with us as we traverse the lives of Abraham and Sarah, a couple whose story is bound by promises, patience, and faith. Their narrative, stretching from Genesis 12 through Genesis 25, is a rich tapestry highlighting the imperfections of God's chosen and the beauty that unfolds when divine timing takes the lead. It's a journey that speaks to the heart of every listener who has ever waited for a promise to be fulfilled or has doubted their place in God's plan. Through their episodes in Egypt and their long-awaited childbirth, we reflect on the ways fear and frailty are part of our spiritual growth.We wrap up with an eye towards the horizon, teasing the tale of Isaac and Rebecca for our next episode. The generational dance of challenges and blessings beckons us to ponder the legacies we inherit and the stories we continue. As we close this chapter, we leave you with the reminder that the journey of faith is marked by endurance and 'holy fear'—a reverence for the divine that empowers us to stand steadfast amid life's storms. So, grab a cozy blanket and your favorite morning beverage, and join us for an episode that promises to stir your soul and tickle your funny bone with a divine perspective on the everyday.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
40:45 3/20/24
Noah
Send us a Text Message.Have you ever felt lost in the vastness of the Bible or struggled with understanding the true nature of God? Join Cheri and me, Kara R Hunt, as we embark on a compelling journey through the sacred pages, with an eye-opening focus on the Old Testament. In our latest episode, we unveil God's profound love threaded throughout the narratives. We share our personal experiences of reading Scripture cover to cover, and the surprising ways it can transform your understanding of Jesus' ultimate sacrifice.This week's heartfelt discussion takes a deep look at one of the most relatable biblical figures: Noah. His story is more than a Sunday school favorite; it's a testament to obedience and faith amidst adversity, offering us a mirror into our own lives. Cheri and I discuss how stories like Noah's can lead to a profound understanding of our shared humanity and the significance of surrendering to God's will. Moreover, we examine the power of personal Bible study in uncovering new insights, as we did with the story of Ruth and Boaz, encouraging you to find revelations that speak directly to your heart.As we wrap up, we extend a warm invitation for you to return next week for another session brimming with exploration and spiritual connection. Cheri and I are excited to continue our conversation on the Old Testament's fascinating figures, not from a podium of academia, but as friends in faith keen on growth and learning. It's about engaging with ancient wisdom and discovering how it can illuminate our modern lives. So join us, bring your curiosity, and let's journey together through these timeless tales. Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
45:10 3/13/24
Adam & Eve
Send us a Text Message.Winding through the rich tapestry of Adam and Eve's tale, we find our modern reflections in the ancient threads. Their story, our story—it's a continuous loop of love, boundaries, and the dance between staying within God's sheltering embrace or stepping out into the unkempt wilds. So fix your earbuds firmly, and prepare for a journey not just through biblical landscapes but into the heart of your own 'Gardens of EdenSupport the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
43:09 3/6/24
Love vs Lust (Part 4)
Send us a Text Message.In this week's episode, we continue to grapple with the age-old tug-of-war between love and lust. We unwrap the complexities of these powerful forces, guided by the wisdom of biblical tales, examining characters like Boaz and Ruth, David and Bathsheba, and Samson and Delilah, before arriving at the pure connection between Joseph and Mary. It's a thought-provoking exploration that will have you examining the depths of your own relationships, looking beyond the surface to the substantive and spiritual.Closing out this episode, we delve into the essence of true love in marriage and how it’s so much more than physical attraction—it’s a shared faith and a heart connection. The discussion on seeking God when choosing a life partner, and not just settling for anyone, highlights the transformative power of personal growth within a marriage. Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
47:40 2/28/24
Love vs Lust (Part 3)
Send us a Text Message.Have you ever stood at life's crossroads, feeling the weight of a decision that could redraw the map of your future? This week we discuss that very concept, unraveling how one pivotal choice can lead to a drastically different life. We navigate through the treacherous waters of temptation, from the common lures of food and power to the more insidious allure of lust and money. As we sift through the sands of time, we unearth the biblical sagas of Samson and Delilah, along with David and Bathsheba, revealing the raw human element within these divine narratives. These stories aren't just ancient texts; they're mirrors reflecting our modern-day battles with desire and manipulation. We dissect Samson's fall from grace, not just as a cautionary tale but as a conversation starter on the importance of humility and discernment. And in the poignant tale of David, we find a powerful lesson in accountability and the unexpected turns that even a king's journey can take.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
42:41 2/21/24
Love vs Lust (Part 2)
Send us a Text Message.The tale of David and Bathsheba isn't just an ancient narrative; it's a mirror reflecting the contrasts of love and lust that pervade our lives even today. We dissect this biblical account, unravelling the threads of temptation that can ensnare even the most devout hearts. As Kara and I weave through this historical lesson, we invite you to reflect on the nature of your own desires and the importance of nurturing love that's patient and kind over urges that promise instant gratification but lead to ruin.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
49:36 2/14/24
Love vs. Lust (Part 1)
Send us a Text Message.Embark on a profound exploration of the heart's deepest desires as we navigate the complexities of love versus lust in our latest podcast episode. Your understanding of these intense emotions will be enriched as we dissect their presence in biblical tales and apply their lessons to our modern lives. Join us as we discuss the soul-stirring narratives of Ruth and Boaz, David and Bathsheba, among others, for a February filled with divine insights and personal reflection.Feel the gentle warmth of love and grasp its distinction from the searing flames of lust as we sift through the fibers of relationships that span millennia. From Ruth's unwavering filial devotion to Naomi to the spiritual bond she forms with Boaz, our conversation paints a vivid picture of love in its truest form. And as we touch upon Boaz's lineage, the transformation of Rahab, and the broader implications of the kinsman redeemer, we invite you to witness love's ability to transcend time and reshape legacies.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
49:05 2/7/24
Path to Grace
Send us a Text Message.This week, the Cheer Up Podcast discusses Cheri Swalwell's,  book, "Path to Grace." As we unravel the threads of character evolution and spirituality in her Redemption of Green Pine series, you're invited to witness the strength of siblings Holly, Wyn, and Ariana as they confront the scars of their past and embrace the promise of redemption. Wyn's tale of overcoming her father's emotional abuse and the family's battle with the consequences of pornography tugs at the heartstrings, illuminating the impact of such struggles on relationships and self-perception. We discuss the delicate balance of portraying these sensitive themes with the grace they deserve. We reflect on the hesitations that come with delving into tough subjects and the faith-led decision to shine a light on the darker aspects of human experience, all in the hope of fostering understanding and healing. Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
38:10 1/31/24
The Role of Christian Novels In Our Spiritual Journeys
Send us a Text Message.Do you ever wonder how the storylines weaved into Christian fiction can alter the landscape of one's spiritual journey? Cheri and I take you through a vivid discussion on the potent impact of faith-based storytelling, spotlighting the Paper Dolls series and how characters like Lydia resonate with the real-world challenges believers face. We delve into the transformative power of such stories, their potential to guide readers to deeper reflection, and why they're more than mere entertainment – they're a beacon of hope and understanding.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
45:29 1/23/24
Faith, Survival, and Hope
Send us a Text Message.Life's tempests often forge the most inspiring tales, and in this episode, I unfold the tender yet tumultuous journey of Mary, a "Doll"  in my multi-award winning novel, Paper Dolls. The kidnapping narrative of Mary's fictional story, intertwines with the threads of my own past. My real-life testimony of survival and faith, showcasing God's redemptive power in the face of adversity, offering a beacon of hope to others navigating similar trials.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
36:44 1/17/24
A Deep Dive into Redemption of Green Pines
Send us a Text Message.As we stand on the threshold of an optimistic 2024, I've found that gratitude isn't just a word—it's a lifeline. Our latest podcast episode takes you on a journey through our personal battles, as our family grappled with challenges from our dog's mishap to a broken furnace, and how a thankful heart has been our compass. We'll also chat about the playful intricacies of leap year birthdays in my Redemption of Green Pines series, where these rare dates weave their magic into the lives of my characters, with a special nod to my daughter's creative influence on their development.Navigating through the pages of the sixth book in my series, we uncover the deepening spiritual battles and emotional healing of our protagonist, Sean. Alongside characters like Officer Dave and Ariana, Sean's struggles with PTSD become a lens for us to explore the authenticity of faith in the face of trauma. Join us as I open up about overcoming writer's burnout and the inventive strategies that breathe life into these narratives, culminating in the richly deserved triumphs our characters earn.Stepping into the more personal realms, I'll share how the transformation of my characters mirrors the evolution within my own family, creating a legacy that infuses my stories with love and familiarity. Our discussion meanders through the serendipitous path that led me to Young Adult fiction, the providential inspiration behind it, and the growth of a standalone idea into a universe teeming with interconnected tales. As we mark the fourth anniversary of our podcast, we extend an invitation to you, our cherished listeners, to join our community and connect with us for prayer and encouragement.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
32:04 1/10/24
Celebrating Our Third Anniversary and Looking Forward
Send us a Text Message.DescriptionAs Cheri and I, Kara R Hunt, clink our tea cups together, we're brimming with excitement to share the celebration of Cheer Up Podcast's third anniversary with you! It's been an incredible journey from our very first episode to now, filled with divine inspiration and a heartfelt mission to bring joy to our listeners worldwide. You've been the heart of our podcast, and there's nothing we'd love more than to get to know you better as we mark this milestone together.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
27:50 1/3/24
Advent Part 4
Send us a Text Message.Advent. What is it? What does it mean? Should I celebrate it?To contact Kara, please visit her website by clicking here.To contact Cheri, please visit her website here.Click to learn more about HymnTalkTwinTalk.For comments, questions, or prayer requests, please send an email to cheeruppodcast at gmail dot com or visit us on:Twitter - @CheerPodcastInstagram - @cheeruppodcastFacebook - We have a Facebook Group! Search for Cheer UP! Podcast and we'd love it if you'd join us by clicking here.The Cheer UP! Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Podchaser, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, and the Castbox apps as well as the Roku, Downcast, and Chromecast, devices.      Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
25:11 12/27/23
Advent Part 3
Send us a Text Message.Advent. What is it? What does it mean? Should I celebrate it?To contact Kara, please visit her website by clicking here.To contact Cheri, please visit her website here.Click to learn more about HymnTalkTwinTalk.For comments, questions, or prayer requests, please send an email to cheeruppodcast at gmail dot com or visit us on:Twitter - @CheerPodcastInstagram - @cheeruppodcastFacebook - We have a Facebook Group! Search for Cheer UP! Podcast and we'd love it if you'd join us by clicking here.The Cheer UP! Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Podchaser, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, and the Castbox apps as well as the Roku, Downcast, and Chromecast, devices.      Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
25:06 12/20/23
Advent Part 2
Send us a Text Message.Advent. What is it? What does it mean? Should I celebrate it?To contact Kara, please visit her website by clicking here.To contact Cheri, please visit her website here.Click to learn more about HymnTalkTwinTalk.For comments, questions, or prayer requests, please send an email to cheeruppodcast at gmail dot com or visit us on:Twitter - @CheerPodcastInstagram - @cheeruppodcastFacebook - We have a Facebook Group! Search for Cheer UP! Podcast and we'd love it if you'd join us by clicking here.The Cheer UP! Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Podchaser, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, and the Castbox apps as well as the Roku, Downcast, and Chromecast, devices.      Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
31:11 12/13/23
Advent
Send us a Text Message.Advent. What is it? What does it mean? Should I celebrate it?To contact Kara, please visit her website by clicking here.To contact Cheri, please visit her website here.Click to learn more about HymnTalkTwinTalk.For comments, questions, or prayer requests, please send an email to cheeruppodcast at gmail dot com or visit us on:Twitter - @CheerPodcastInstagram - @cheeruppodcastFacebook - We have a Facebook Group! Search for Cheer UP! Podcast and we'd love it if you'd join us by clicking here.The Cheer UP! Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Podchaser, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, and the Castbox apps as well as the Roku, Downcast, and Chromecast, devices.          Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
39:35 12/6/23
Navigating the Holiday Hustle with Ease and Grace
Send us a Text Message.Are you ready to unwrap the gift of joy and relaxation this festive season? We promise that by the end of this episode, you'll be equipped with all the tools you need to not only survive but thrive amidst the holiday hustle and bustle. We, Kara R Hunt and Cheri  Swalwell, invite you to immerse yourself in a world of self-care practices, simplified Christmas decorations, and the heartwarming joy of serving others. Ever wondered how to keep your Christmas merry without getting buried under layers of glitter and tinsel? We share our personal journey of transitioning from extravagant holiday decorations to a more mindful, serene celebration. Learn how we incorporate aromatherapy, morning fires, and relaxing reads into our calm Christmas routine. Also, relish the joy we found in simple self-care practices like cozying up in flannel, basking in candlelight, and finding God-given joys.Going beyond the surface, our conversation takes a deeper dive into how self-care intersects with our faith and service to others. We unravel the profound joy and fulfillment that comes from blessing others, serving in our communities, and strengthening our relationship with God. We also discuss how finding peace in the midst of life's challenges is possible and within reach for each one of us. So, here's a toast to a joy-filled and peaceful holiday season! Let's journey together towards finding more cheer in every moment.Support the Show.Would you like to support the Cheer UP! Podcast? You can do so by clicking hereKara's website - click here.Cheri's website- here.Email - cheeruppodcast@gmail.com Instagram - @kararhuntLeave reviews on - Apple, Spotify, iHeart, Google Podcasts,
47:36 11/29/23