What I Love To Do that Feeds My Soul

I’m in the process of making real, legitimate lifestyle changes to take care of my physical self. Eating in a healthy manner, no sugar, no gluten, more nutrient packed smoothies, and regular exercise to strengthen my core. I need to stay serious about taking care of this body, so it will, it turn, take care of me.

I’m constantly reading and researching, finding there is always something new to explore or try. My goal is to never stop learning. After all, as the saying goes, the mind is a terrible thing to waste.

So, I am working on the physical, striving to sharpen the mental. That leaves the spiritual. What do I love to do, that feeds my soul? This question reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from beloved author, C.S. Lewis. “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” Our soul is what makes us who we are. Without the soul we are merely a physical shell. Without the soul, our mind becomes dry and fragile. Our soul is a gift from our Creator. It sets us apart from all other creation.

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So, how do I feed my soul? I do that by drawing close to the One who intimately knows me. God, who created me, left a hole that only He can fill. When I live the moments and thank God for them, when I slow down and take the time to gaze at the stars, and feel awe and magnificence… When I see the colors splashed across the morning sky, feel the beating of my own heart, listen to a cat purr….. The fresh smell of a damp, rainy morning…The quiet hush of newly fallen snow. I feel close to God when I am in nature…..because the beauty of nature always, always leads me back to the Creator.

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The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1
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In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.  The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Psalm 95:4-5
A cold January with beautiful sunrises

A cold January with beautiful sunrises

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it;  let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy…Psalm 96:11-12
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For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. Romans 1:20
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 Join us over at beloved brews, and read what others love to do that feeds their souls.
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3 thoughts on “What I Love To Do that Feeds My Soul

  1. Dawn, beautiful post! I’m visiting from the Beloved Brews link-up. Yes, the soul is who we are. Like you, I find my soul being fed in nature, from the stars to the cat purr…and of course, time with the Creator Himself. Pausing to reflect on His awe and brilliance in nature is at my core. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Dawn,
    Visiting today from Bonnie’s link-up (and I love your blog name — the Gibson girls from the past are so lovely)! I like your post about seeing what feeds your soul all around you — I’m learning to open my eyes more to the beauty that’s right in front of me and it’s changing how I think. Enjoyed my visit here! 🙂

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