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
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
I have struggled with self-worth all my life. Many things have played into my low opinion, and it has always been a struggle. Self-esteem plays into how we live our life and how we determine our future. We muddle through no matter what and we may even do...read more
I’m still dealing with the randomness of my retired life. That feeling of fogginess and lack of purpose has had its toll on my life. I am disappointed in myself, unhappy with life although I have a lot to be thankful for in all aspects of my life. So...read more
The old year is about to end and the prospects for the new year loom. What are your plans for the New Year? In my family we had two suicides this past year, I have lost count of how many of my friends became widows this past year. I am ready to move on,...read more
Luke 2:25-35 …….He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him…… Israel was in moral ruin. For years the voice of God had not been heard. Israel had been divided and taken into exile by armies more powerful then they were....read more