Thirsty: How to Stay Refreshed

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Pass me a drink of cold water. It is dusty here. Dry, desert land surrounds me. I want to be refreshed. To be filled with the living water that only comes from Christ. To dwell in the promise land. Freedom from this storm in life, the overwhelming schedule, and the onslaught of negative thoughts. 


Where can one find this drink of water? That can eternally refresh our souls. We get it straight from the well that never runs dry. From Jesus, our Savior, and we each have access to this amazing well. 

 Straight from the very scriptures in the Holy Bible, do we get to learn and be refreshed. Dive in, ladies! Allow God's word to cleanse you, change you and quench that desperate thirst within you. 

Devotions written by God fearing authors are another way to get inspired and challenged, let alone refreshed. I have several favorites on my night stand. "At the feet of Jesus" written by Joanna Weaver, "A Wife's 40-day Fasting and Prayer Journal" by author Kaylene Yoder and "Soul H2O" by Sherry Stahl.  

Soul H2O is my new favorite this month. I do enjoy a good devotional. Now, nothing takes the place of truly reading, studying God's word itself. However, when you are on the go and looking for something to toss in your purse, Soul H2O is a great option. #SoulH2O

The devotional book is made up of 40 power packed devotionals that offer refreshment, H2O, for the soul. Having this on your nightstand or in your purse, is like someone passing you a drink of cold water on a hot desert day. 

I enjoy the extra scriptures the author adds to the end of each devotional. She calls that section of her book, "Drawing from the Well". I love the analogy. 

One of my favorite chapters in her book is devotion #31, Rainbows and Lightning. Sherry shares a little on the story of Jesus, while on the boat with His disciples. There was an angry storm, tossing the boat fiercly. Waves crashing in on them. And Jesus slept. That's right. He slept. The disciples were running around, stressed. And Jesus slept. The devotion is on peace. The peace that only Jesus can bring. Peace isn't a place, peace is a person. It's Jesus. He is our Prince of Peace.  

What's on your nightstand? Do you have a favorite devotional or christian inspirational book? I'd love to hear about it. 

Much love, 

Starla Jimenez



  1. Starla, Thank you so much for your review of my book. I'm so thankful that you joined the launch team without even knowing me. I'm more thankful that you have been refreshed by the scripture in my book and how it leads you to "fill up yer well" :)
    Be Refreshed!
    ~Sherry Stahl

  2. I'm always on the look out for great devotional books to add to our list! Right now I'm reading a book on prayer.

  3. I love your images included with your post! Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to share them!

  4. Oh gosh, loved your words, Starla! It's been absolutely wonderful to be on the team with you, and I agree, that drawing from the well, so important to have God's Word as a priority!

  5. I also love a good devo! Thanks for sharing about this one! It definitely sounds like something that would minister to my heart.

  6. Well...staying in the Word does help :)

  7. Peace isn't a place, peace is a person. It's Jesus. He is our Prince of Peace." Love, love this!!

    Only Jesus can quench a thirsty soul.

    God bless you and yours!

  8. Those are great quotes! I am working my way through You Are Already Amazing devotional which I am liking!

  9. Just about anything by Joni E.-Tada. So very inspirational!
    Self-promotion is sooooo against my grain, but I self-published a devotional book last year, Gladness in Your Presence. My current blog is a continuation of the same type of stories.

  10. I love good devotionals for those mornings when I just can't sit down with my Bible study!

  11. Thank you for sharing this devo with us! I use the First5 app for my morning quiet time. I usually visit IF:Equip and She Reads Truth regularly, too.

  12. Sherry's devotional is wonderful, isn't it? I've been going through it, and just have to read more than one per day!


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