Strength In Times of Need
The Soul Is A Big Subject
There are books written on the topic. I am certainly no expert, but I have thoughts. I feel sure you do too! This is a place to share your thoughts on your soul or the soul in general.
My thoughts are: when our soul has been neglected, for whatever reason, we are wounded. When we come out of a time of wounding we are like a wounded animal…..we are reactionary and protective of our heart or soul.
– Sherry Newcum
Aren’t we all looking for something? Someone? Some sense of being that has escaped us all these years no matter how many years we have been searching? Weren't we always searching? Isn’t there an emptiness in all of us? A void that births insecurities, our...read more
This time of the year always fascinates me! The colors are beautiful, and I am still thrilled to drive or walk through falling leaves. Not a big pumpkin spice fan, but I love the play on that aspect of fall. I saw a transmission place suggesting they had...read more
For those who are regular followers of this blog, I apologize. I have not posted much this summer, and I am sorry. This has been a summer I want to forget, but I know I never will. What started as an act of grace and welcome turned into a nightmare I...read more
I found out something today that was quite a shock. All summer, I have been dealing with some issues that have me stifled. I had to admit I needed help with these issues, and I prayed about them, and I worried about them, and I let them drive me crazy. I...read more
My positively favorite part of the day is the morning. I suppose I would be considered a morning person, and I do like the freshness of the morning and the birds singing in the summer and how everything seems new in the morning, like a fresh start if I...read more
Are you happy with your life as it is? Do you look at others and wonder how they have such luck or ability to have what looks like a better life than you? I have lots of times. Jesus asked an unusual question to a man who had been paralyzed for years,...read more
Prayer is mysterious. We are drawn to it when we don’t know what else to do or when we feel helpless. I remember on 9/11/01 our country became a praying nation. We were scared, and we were confused. We hadn’t done anything to warrant such a violent attack,...read more
Prayer is one of the most influential spiritual tools we have to communicate to God and to change our world. The first life-changing book I read was a little book by Evelyn Christianson, “What Happens When Women Pray.” I had prayed most of my 28 years but...read more
I like to write in coffee shops. I have one I like, mainly because it has booths with high backs, so I feel like I’m in my own little office, but there are people around and big windows. It gives me peace. I have been in coffee shops where everyone is on a...read more
I was reading today and found something written by Frederick Buechner. He said, “the word of God is incarnate.” The Gospel of John identifies Jesus as the Word, and we know that Jesus is God incarnate. Buechner posed a little different idea. The idea that...read more