On Tending to Your Soul

Tending to Your Soul by Muscadine Press


The past few weeks have been a lot. Between cheering our oldest on at volleyball, teaching at church, planning the 2023 product lineup, rushing our youngest to the hospital for a badly broken arm, packing orders, caring for friends going through hard times, grocery shopping, and dealing with my inbox, I'm spent.

So yesterday morning, instead of going to the gym, I sat still for a while, slowly sipped my coffee, and read my Bible. The part of me that likes to cross things off lists and get my steps in cringed a little bit, but the more important, deeper part of me—my soul—relished every still, quiet minute.

In Gordon MacDonald's Ordering Your Private World, he talks about the way that Jesus ordered his time and routinely slipped away from the hustle and bustle of a thriving ministry to sit still with the Father. We need to do the same.

I don't really have any deep thoughts or great insights to share with you today. I only have this little bit of encouragement: whatever it is that your soul needs, take the time to tend to it.

If you need stillness, stop moving. If you need community,  reach out to a friend. If you need prayer, ask for it. If you need rest, seek it out.

It will make all the difference in the world.


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