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
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
Something has gone terribly wrong. Somewhere we have lost our way, and now we are in a mess and feel there may be no way out or the process is so long and hard we don’t know where to start or how to start if we do know where. It feels like despair,...read more
But the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 This is not a sermon from me because I struggle with it too. John...read more
I have been depressed for several months now. Like a heavy blanket of sadness, I couldn’t flip off. No one could change the way I felt, including me. The weight became more oppressive, and I seemed to be sinking into a pit I wouldn’t be able to get out of...read more
I am lazy; I admit it. I often do not go after the things I want because it takes effort I don’t want to give. That has held true in my Bible reading as well. I either breeze through it, or I have excuses for not even opening my Bible. I have dedicated...read more
I feel sickened, and I feel depressed about today and the future. I don’t feel hopeless, but I am tempted to feel I am without hope. I know there are a lot of broken people in this country and it appears we are creating brokenness and not healing. I...read more
Sorrow is a part of almost everyone’s life. It has touched mine and shook my soul to its depths. Pain can turn into depression, and depression left unchecked can turn into thoughts of suicide and possibly committing suicide. Obviously, I have not actually...read more
There is a story, and it’s bigger than our experience. If you have ever had your breath catch as you looked at a sunset or closed your eyes to listen to the birds sing, you know what I mean. John Eldredge in his book, “The Divine Romance,” talks about how...read more