“Saphora put the Bible beside her pocketbook and turned out the light. She lay in the dark listening to nothing at all. Even Luke was not digging. The river creatures had fallen quiet as if the earth were taking a big pause. As if waiting for her to notice that all these years, in spite of her occasional prayers, she’d neglected a part of herself a connection to God. Maybe the soul needed to be tended the same as the mind or the body. Or else what was real crowded out what could be.
Excerpted from The Pirate Queen by Patricia Hickman
Daily Reflection: Are you tending your soul as well as you tend your mind and body?