Pastor and author D.A. Horton tells us that as Jesus followers, our greatest expression of healthy living is developing vibrant daily rhythms of soul care so that we can care for the human needs of others and trust them to care for ours as well. He uses the acronym C.A.R.E. (Create space for Jesus, Appreciate low-hanging fruit, Reach out for help, and Encourage others) to remind us how we can be faithful followers of Christ and practice self-care.

Many of us lived in survival mode to the point of exhaustion even before COVID-19. This pandemic has provided us with an opportunity to embrace our humanity without all of the distractions we had before. Watch this video for encouragement and inspiration on how to cultivate life-giving rhythms in your daily life as you navigate the pandemic.

This video is part of the 2020 Spiritual First Aid Online Summit presented by the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College and the National Association of Evangelicals. Join us for the 2021 Summit on Thursday, March 11, 2021. This free online event on assessing and addressing five core emotional, spiritual, and practical needs that HDI has identified as critical in the wake of trauma.

D.A. Horton serves as an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Intercultural Studies program at California Baptist University. He is also blessed to serve as an Associate Teaching Pastor at The Grove Community Church. He has authored eight books, and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Applied Theology with a North American Missions emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Follow D.A. on Twitter at: