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Tending Your Soul

Tending Your Soul

By Mariel Davenport

An invitation to reflect on God's Word using the TEND method of Bible study. Join Mariel in the garden for these few minutes, as you allow the Gardener of your soul to tend the soil of your heart with the life-giving truths of His Word.
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Listening for the Word Episode 25
Listening for the Word Episode 25
When someone we love speaks, we incline to listen. God is speaking and has been speaking His Word since Creation. How can you and I lean in to listen? Join me in the garden as we consider this today. Get your guide to cultivate intimacy with God>> marieldavenport.com/start
07:43
October 13, 2022
The Beginning Episode 24
The Beginning Episode 24
As a new routine kicks off this autumn, join me as we invite God to tend to our souls even in the new beginnings. HE was there in the beginning and He remains even still. Let's lean into that in the garden. Get your free guide>> marieldavenport.com/start
09:06
October 06, 2022
Bible Plans Episode 23
Bible Plans Episode 23
How do you know where you're headed if you don't have a plan? This is true for most things in life, including Bible study! In this episode we explore a couple method for spending time in the Word of God. Join me and let's ask God to show us what might work best as we prepare the soil of our hearts to bear fruit from His Word. Be sure to get your free booklet on cultivating intimacy with Jesus at marieldavenport.com
11:59
September 29, 2022
Posture Episode 22
Posture Episode 22
What does the posture of our body and the posture of our soul have to do with our time with Jesus? Join me in the garden today as we consider this question together before God. Get your free booklet, Tools for Tending Your Soul at marieldavenport.com
11:27
September 22, 2022
Gathering Props Episode 21
Gathering Props Episode 21
What do you need in order to have an effective quiet time? Do we need the commentaries, colored pens and podcasts? Or is it really possible to meet with the Lord with just His Word and His Holy Spirit? Join me in the garden as we explore what props work best for us in this time with Jesus. Prayer calendar: marieldavenport.com/prayer Tending Together Community: marieldavenport.com
09:57
September 15, 2022
Finding the Place Episode 20
Finding the Place Episode 20
Jesus was busy yet He sought time away from distractions to spend with the Father. How can you and I follow His example so that we might tether our hearts to Him in the midst of this tangled world? Join me as we explore this idea together. Gather with others who can encourage and cheer you on towards time with Jesus in our community! Find out more HERE at Tending Together.
10:03
September 08, 2022
Identifying the Purpose Episode 19
Identifying the Purpose Episode 19
We can persevere in the hard things, the new rhythms and the unknowns when we know the WHY. Why do you want to meet with God? Why do you need to cultivate your soul by the Word? Join me as we consider what Scripture says and identify our purpose for spending time in the Word of God. Join the community, Tending Together! Find out more at marieldavenport.com/community
08:21
September 01, 2022
James 1:26-27 Episode 18
James 1:26-27 Episode 18
As we wrap up tending our soul through James 1, let's let God examine our actions along with our words and our thoughts. Step into the garden with me, as let's invite the Gardener to transform us with the gospel and teach us to live that out in what we say and do.  Keep tending through James with the Tending through James downloadable journal CLICK HERE. Join our community as we tend our soul together by the Word of God in Tending Together. CLICK FOR DETAILS.
10:36
August 25, 2022
James 1:25 Episode 17
James 1:25 Episode 17
What is real freedom? Is it doing whatever we want, running towards wherever our heart leads? God's word refers to itself as the perfect law of liberty. Join me as we seek to find true freedom within the boundaries of safety and joy in James 1:25.  Looking to join a community of God chasers who are tending their soul by the Word? Tending Together is my online community that might just be what you're looking for! CLICK HERE for details.
09:37
August 18, 2022
James 1:22-24 Episode 16
James 1:22-24 Episode 16
No matter how much time and effort we put into studying the Bible and knowing all the theological answers and Biblical history, if we are not doers of the Word, we are deceiving ourselves. Commentaries, color coding and hours of study will never draw us nearer to God is we are not allowing God to truly tend our soul by His Word and thus living in response to what He is teaching us about Himself. Join me in James 1:22-24 as we seek to be doers of the Word. Gather in a like minded community of others seeking to be doers of the Word and tend their soul together in our online community, Tending Together Community. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS. Join us as we get armed this summer (2022) together! Also get your free download at marieldavenport.com/start
09:45
August 11, 2022
James 1:19-22 Episode 15
James 1:19-22 Episode 15
We might be familiar with the urging to be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger, but it isn't until we slow down and lean into the Word of God that we see God enabling us to do this. The TEND method invites us to see the Word in context and then to respond in such a way that we are able to walk out what God is calling us to in our every day life. Join me in the garden as we TEND this truth in our soul. * Get your free guide, Tools for Tending your Soul, at marieldavenport.com/start * Tending Through the Word on Amazon.com
13:28
August 04, 2022
James 1:16-18 Episode 14
James 1:16-18 Episode 14
You are surrounded by the good and perfect gifts of God for you, personally. Not feeling loved or gifted these days? Overrun by the wearisome battle around you? I invite you to join me in the garden as we lean into the book of James using my TEND method, and pause to notice the good and perfect gifts from the Father of Lights. Download your free guide to cultivate intimacy with God at marieldavenport.com/start get your own TEND journal at Amazon.com
11:28
July 28, 2022
James 1:14-15 Episode 13
James 1:14-15 Episode 13
Where do our desires lead? How can we tether our hearts to God in such a way that our desires line up with His and offer us life, peace and stability? Join me in the garden as we TEND through James 1:14-15 and we seek to know God better.  Get your free downloadable guide at marieldavenport.com/start and if you're looking to keep tending your soul all week, pick up your Tending Through the Word Journal on Amazon today!
08:34
July 21, 2022
James 1:12-13 Episode 12
James 1:12-13 Episode 12
How can we lean in to see from God's perspective, especially in seasons of trial? God through James offers this promise, "Blessed is the one who remains steadfast under trial." join me in the garden as we explore this promise and reflect on the goodness of God as we seek to know Him better through His Word. Get your free download at marieldavenport.com/start And don't forget to pick up your Tending Through the Word Journal on Amazon.
10:12
July 14, 2022
James 1:9-11 Episode 11
James 1:9-11 Episode 11
Oh how easy it is to boast in the temporal and material, isn't it? Those things will fade, as James teaches us in these verses, so I invite you to join me as we lean in and ask God to teach us to boast in the One who is eternal.  Be sure to get your free download of Tools for Tending Your Soul at my website marieldavenport.com And keep tending your soul by the Word with my Tending By the Word journal available on Amazon.
08:31
July 07, 2022
James 1:5-8 Episode 10
James 1:5-8 Episode 10
Who doesn't need wisdom in these hard times? God offers it generously and without reproach. Join me as we slow down and lean into His wisdom through the book of James using my TEND method. You are sure to be encouraged! Also, be sure to sign up for Tending through James, the weekly TEND Gathering Bible study. CLICK HERE for details and to register! Study begins July 12, 2022. And to keep tending your soul by the Word, you can get your own copy of Tending through the Word journal on Amazon.
10:28
June 30, 2022
James 1:2-4 Episode 9
James 1:2-4 Episode 9
In the midst of hardships and trials, how can we find the perspective to be steadfast and press on? God offers His grace for us if we are willing to increasingly lean on Him. Join me in the book of James as we tend the truth of the Word into our soul and seek to strengthen our faith even in the trials. Join me for Tending through James as we unfold the treasures in the book of James weekly on zoom with a gathering of like minded believers. CLICK HERE for details and to register. Study begins July 12, 2022. If you're seeking to continue tending through James on your own, be sure to get the Tending by the Word Journal available now on Amazon.
11:32
June 23, 2022
James 1:1 Episode 8
James 1:1 Episode 8
How do you identify yourself? We think, act and live from the point of how we see ourselves. Join me in the garden as we tend the truths of James 1:1 into our soul and learn to lean into our place as a servant of God.  Cultivate intimacy with God through the free download, you can sign up for it here: marieldavenport.com Get your own tending journal from Amazon, Tending through the Word.
10:30
June 16, 2022
Ruth 1:19-22 Episode 7
Ruth 1:19-22 Episode 7
In hard seasons and painful losses we can tend to define ourselves by that pain, forgetting the hope in the truth of hod God defines us. Join Mariel in the garden as we seek to lean in and listen for Gods' truth over our own wandering emotions. Get your downloadable TEND journal, Tending through Ruth, at marieldavenport.com/shop And be sure to sign up to get your *free* guide to cultivate intimacy with God at marieldavenport.com
10:03
June 09, 2022
Ruth 1:15-18 Episode 6
Ruth 1:15-18 Episode 6
Our faith ought be lead our words and actions, but all too often we let our flesh lead us right into a ditch! Join Mariel in the garden and let God tend the truth of His Word into your soul so that we might walk forward into our day lead by faith rather than by the flesh.  Get your TEND journal, Tending through Ruth HERE. And don't forget your free guide to keep cultivating intimacy with Jesus when you sign up for it at marieldavenport.com
08:58
June 02, 2022
Ruth 1:11-14 Episode 5
Ruth 1:11-14 Episode 5
We often rely on our own ability rather than on God's, don't we? Somehow we think it's all up to us. We fail to invite others to follow us towards Jesus because we think we have to have all the answers first. Naomi can relate, though she knew God's character, she failed to remind her heart of the Truth. Join me in the garden as we lean in and let God tend the Truth into our soul today. Get your TEND journal, Tending through the Word, HERE on Amazon. Be sure to download your free guide to cultivating intimacy with God by visiting marieldavenport.com
08:43
May 31, 2022
Ruth 1:8-10 Episode 4
Ruth 1:8-10 Episode 4
It can be far easier to believe God for someone else than for ourselves. How can we take God's blessings personally for ourselves? Join Mariel in tending the book of Ruth and learning to lean in and engage with the Word of God in a personal way. For more on the TEND method and to download your free guide to greater intimacy with God, go to marieldavenport.com. Get your own copy of Tending through the Word Journal on Amazon.
12:06
May 26, 2022
Ruth 1:6-7 Episode 3
Ruth 1:6-7 Episode 3
Regardless how far we have strayed or how hurt we have been, God is always drawing us back to Himself. Arise and return to Him as we tend the truth of Ruth 1:6-7 into the soul of our soul in this episode of Tending Your Soul Podcast. For more on the TEND method visit marieldavenport.com or join our online community and keep tending your soul at Tending Together. Read transcript HERE.
11:52
May 24, 2022
Ruth 1:2-5 Episode 2
Ruth 1:2-5 Episode 2
We all navigate seasons of deep loss and grief. Lean in and join Mariel in the garden to recognize the presence of God through the healing truths of His Word. Enter into the grief in Ruth 1:2-5 while reflecting on the nearness of God, while tending through the verses using the TEND method.  Read transcript HERE. Get your guide to cultivate intimacy with God HERE.
09:54
May 19, 2022
Ruth 1:1 Episode 1
Ruth 1:1 Episode 1
As we slow down and lean into the Word of God using the TEND method, we find so much depth in just this first verse of Ruth. The God of promise, the wrestling with the culture's ways and distractions and trying to hear the voice of God over it all. Join me in the garden as we tend our soul by the Word of God. Read transcript HERE. Get your free guide to help you cultivate intimacy with God through His Word HERE.
11:49
May 12, 2022
Trailer for Tending Your Soul Podcast
Trailer for Tending Your Soul Podcast
Are you weary from the noise and distraction of the world? Do you long to cultivate intimacy with God through His Word but are unsure how? You're in the right place! Join Mariel in the garden for a few minutes of tending your soul in the Word of God. You will walk through the TEND method and find refreshment as you pause and reflect on Truth. Join us each week for Tending Your Soul. Get your free guide, Tools to Tending your Soul at marieldavenport.com/start The Tending through the Word Journal is now available on Amazon.com.
03:22
April 29, 2022