“Think for a moment about a grave site. It’s well groomed and cared for on the surface without any trace of the decay that lies beneath. Likewise, on the outside of God’s temple – our bodies – we groom the outside and put on a smile we really don’t feel in our heart and go out and face yet another day of ministry – all while we leave the Holy Spirit to indwell bodies that are overweight, stressed out, and burned out.” — Julia Bruce
When you get stressed, your heart rate increases, your breathing rate gets faster, and your blood pressure rises
The quote above is from Part 14 of a blog series by Julia Bruce on Self-Care for people in ministry. Read the blogs here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14.