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Spiritual Trainer

My walks are one thing I do that helps me stay mindful in my daily life and is great training for my physical body. I also use this time to talk with Jesus as He helps me focus on what’s important. He’s my morning spiritual trainer. Lately, there’s been a hiccup in my routine. My …

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Surrendered Rest

Opening her front door, her breath catches as a soft glow of oranges and reds paints the sky. Closing her eyes, she lifts her face to the sun, inhales and puts one foot in front of the other. Her mind needs to rest. Her morning walk is the only time of the day that is …

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Holy Week

This week I’ve found myself forgetting it’s Holy Week. I’m not entirely sure why my focus is elsewhere. It could be because the weather is less than spring like or I am heart broken by what’s going on in the world around me. I can list a myriad of other reasons for my distraction, all …

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Soul Care Part 5: Renewal

Today marks the beginning of the Lenten season and I’m amazed by God’s timing. This is our final week on my soul care series and a perfect recap to end on as we begin preparing our hearts for celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Last week I shared there is Power in expecting Jesus’ provision for …

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Soul Care Part 4: Expectancy

Last week we saw how the Power of a Willing heart helps us make intentional changes in our soul care routine. (Read Here) This week let’s focus on praying with an Expectant heart. In our prayer time, God sometimes makes us aware of behaviors that interfere with caring for our soul and receiving His peace. This …

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Soul Care Part 3: Willingness

Last week we saw the Power in Observing our patterns of behavior and how this helps us recognize the affect they have on our soul care. This week let’s focus on the importance of a WILLING heart. As you’ve been praying, what patterns of behavior(s) has the Holy Spirit revealed that are detrimental in caring …

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Soul Care Part 2: Observation

In my first installment, I shared there is POWER in praying as we care for our soul in the presence of Jesus. If you missed the post, read it HERE. This week’s focus is on how soul care involves the power of observation and our behavioral patterns. I’m amazed that after following Jesus for almost 20 years, I still …

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Soul Care Part 1: Prayer

February is the month of love. On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate the love we have for others by giving chocolates, cards, and flowers. Yet, we often neglect to care for ourselves on a daily basis. Soul care involves adding prayer to our daily life. There is POWER in praying as we care for our soul …

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Soul Care Power

We’ve all been inundated with New Year’s resolution messages. Exercise, eat healthier, take your vitamins, put YOU first. Each message implies, if you fix the outside, you’ll feel satisfied, happy, and fulfilled. Rarely do we hear about soul care. Caring for our soul is as important for long-term health. Without caring for our inner self, …

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Life is Messy

Remember when you were a kid and you’d go to the playground and couldn’t wait to go on the seesaw? Oh my gosh, I used to love to get on and see how long I could continue to push up and down. I’d go till I was too tired to continue. It was always more …

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Longing

Over the last few weeks, I have been longing for “normalcy,” for the daily routine to return to normal and to have a new found sense of direction from God.  My hearts desire is to serve Him in ways that fit the unique gifts He has given me and right now I feel like obstacles …

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Experiencing God’s Faithfulness

God is so amazing. When He first called me to write for the 40 days of Lent, I hemmed and hawed my way right up to Ash Wednesday. I was trying to convince myself that God got it wrong. Why would He call me to write for so many days? What would I write about? …

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