Vacations are for the weak! Right? Michelle Marx shares why vacations are important and gives us four tips to making our next vacation the best one yet!
Christians are allowed to experience and express sorrow, but they are often prevented from doing so. Marilyn Elliott shares some thoughts on the role of sorrow and lament in the Christian life.
Today's Soul Care post is a grace-filled story of hope from Ellen Martin. Read as she shares her struggle with anxiety and the triumphant victory of Christ over a longing, trembling heart.
How is play linked to spirituality? Marilyn Elliott muses about the difference between religious activity and spirituality, and what holy playtime can do for your soul.
What about when I am a good person, do all the right things, serve God with all my heart...and things don't turn out the way they are supposed to turn out? Ben Arnold shares what he learned about bad things happening to good people from a game of chutes and ladders.
Are you feeling displaced? Marilyn Elliott shares the hope of presence and how to fill the loneliness we all feel.
How in the world can we talk with our children and help them understand death when we don't understand it ourselves? The topic makes us uncomfortable and afraid. It touches pain inside our own hearts from the questions we have that remain unanswered. Ellen Martin offers helpful, solid advice for helping our children death with death and grief.
What does a person really need when they are walking through a dark time? Duke Walker shares wisdom that faith-filled depression is better than pseudo-holy hope. Christian faith in the midst of depression is a faith that is grounded in the unchanging nature of God. This is the faith that walks through the valley with the knowledge that God goes with us. To hope for anything else is idolatry and contributes to the depth of despair rather than lifting one out of it.
When we evaluate our own health and the health of others, it is very tempting to rely on what we see. Chassity Neckers shares why seeing "skinny" does not mean that good self care is actually present.
We are really good at tending to physical wounds most of the time. Michelle Marx shares why we need to tend well the wounds of the heart and soul.