Soul Care Archives - Seedbed

Advent focuses on God’s entrance into our struggles with life. The anxiety of life in the flesh and the knowledge that every human being must face: life is a fragile gift, here one minute gone the next.

Augustine famously said, "You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you." In today's Seven Minute Seminary video, Christopher West shares how God wants to heal all of our sexual brokenness by inviting us to find our deepest longings in Jesus Christ.

When we find ourselves in a mess, we cry out to God for help, but what we cry for is to be taken out of the mess and cleaned up. What if God wants to meet us in the middle of the mess? Margie Bryce suggests that the messes in life might just have a holy purpose.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Charlotte Easley shares resources that emphasize the importance of having tough conversations and tips on how you can help.
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Recovery ministry is an important work of the local church as it extends hope and grace to people who may need it most. In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Carolyn Moore shares three tips on how to move your local church to having recovery as an integral part of your local church's DNA and culture

Sometimes we all struggle in planning worship for one reason or another. Shannon Sigler shares how the artistic ones in your congregation can be an invaluable help when you are stuck.

When planning worship and working on the daily grind of ministry, it is easy to become so focused on the task at hand that we forget about the main thing. Branden Petersen shares about keeping your focus on what is most important.

Suffering is part of being human, and God meets us in those darker places. In today's post, read an interview with musician and composer Russ Hitt, who decided to compose a Christmas album of lament for all those who find Christmas a difficult season to be in. Listen to samples and buy the album here.

"Sometimes we have to wait for our feelings to catch up with our theology, or our choice." In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Virginia Todd Holeman discusses the foundations for biblical forgiveness and reconciliation, answering questions like "Why should I forgive?" and also what forgiveness is not.

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.

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