Nourishment for the Soul

Nourishment for the Soul

A recent conversation with friends has had me thinking a lot lately about what I feed my heart.

When my mind is not occupied with feeding children, helping, teaching, cleaning, _______ (fill in the blank) and I have a moment to mentally consume, what do I turn to? Often, I find myself mindlessly snacking on mental junk food or feeding my anxieties and insecurities with news or social media. The reality is that just as my body benefits from nourishing food, my soul craves to be fed on a feast that is more lasting and beneficial. Even though my "free" time is sparse and unpredictable in this season, it is incredible what a difference even five minutes to nourish my soul can make on my outlook. The perspective and refreshing far outlasts the moment. 

What are ways that you nourish your soul? How do you sip something life-giving in a random moment? Thankfulness is a rich food for the soul. I hope that as you sit down to give thanks and feast with family and friends this week you will also think about what nourishes your heart. In a (maybe) slow, intentional week like this one as well as in the hectic ones to come. 

Share the feast with your friends (and with us).

For me, it's setting the phone out of reach and reading a book.

Calling a friend.

Listening to an encouraging podcast like this one , or sermon (even while doing something "productive"!)

Going to the source of life in God's Word, even if its just a "sip" of living water to ponder one verse for a few minutes.

Taking a walk.

Doing something creative.

Even looking back to one of these posts on thankfulness: Spark Thankfulness or Staying Sane by Staying Thankful

 

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