Wife and mom are my two most important titles. I’m a Dietitian by training and like to call myself a Battle Strategist because I firmly believe that we are all warriors! I want us to be empowered warriors with the good energy and health needed to fight our daily battles. We can do this Warrior Moms! We have an important job to do!
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“I”m craving……” These are words my mama would say when she came to visit in Texas. My mama always loved to eat and truly enjoyed food! We loved to tease her about it. So when she and my dad would travel from Alabama to Texas. I swear she would arrive hungry and looking forward to all the yummy food we would eat. She would tell us her cravings for certain restaurants that are only here and not in my home state. Of course, we paid a visit to said restaurants. And then, my husband, James, who loves to cook would listen to her cravings and requests. He would prepare exactly what she wanted. She just loved it! It made her happy! Those cravings!
It’s funny because when we talk about cravings. Our very first thought is food, right?!? As a Dietitian, I’ll have people tell me about their sugar cravings, their fast food cravings, their cravings for all things chocolate or their salty cravings. The list of food cravings goes on and on.
But as I allow God to reveal things to me in my life about my complete health. And by complete, I mean my total physical health, mental/emotional health and spiritual health. I have realized that I’ve taken such a one sided approach to my health. Do I ever consider the health of my soul and ask the question….”what does my soul crave?”
So let’s address that! What does our soul crave? Obviously we aren’t talking food anymore! Our soul, the very core of who we are. The spiritual part of us as human beings.
I started making a priority of spending time with my heavenly Father each day. Now, wouldn’t it be a great story to say that is all it took?!? This single act of quiet time each morning gave me exactly what I was looking for?? No. Oftentimes, I slip back into old habits and look to other things to fill my soul. Each time coming up empty handed or maybe I should say empty souled!
I’m learning that for my soul to be nourished, I need to constantly seek Him. Each and every day. My soul craves time with my Father! I don’t have to figure it all out right now. I don’t have to worry about next week, next month or next year. All I have to do is be willing. Be willing to make that time a priority. Be willing to put one foot in front of the other. Be willing to be open about what God reveals to me. And be willing to give control over to Him. God knows what my soul craves and He is the only one who can truly nourish my soul!!