Can you look back over your whole life and say, “My #Father #God has always been good to me.”? If not, your heart is hurting and your image of God needs #healing. #Jesus #pastors #ministry #soulshepherding
Abiding in Prayer is a refreshing, healing way to pray Scripture. Jesus taught us to abide in him and in his words (John 15:4-7). To abide in (or meditate on) God’s Word is a spiritual discipline for renewing our minds and hearts that heals and transforms us to be more like Christ. (Psalm 116:7). In prayer tell God what you’re struggling with, how you’re feeling then say to yourself: “Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.”
This Sabbatical Guide is for pastors and other Christian workers on the mission field, in education, or in the nonprofit sector. I hope this guide leads you into a refreshing Sabbatical experience in which you rejoice with the Psalmist: “The Lord has brought me into a delightful wide open space!” (Psalm 18:19, paraphrase) That spacious place is…
Empathy is not merely listening — that’s only how it starts. To offer empathy to someone is to feel for and with them and then to put words to validate their emotions. Empathy is active listening. It’s #compassion in words: “It seems you feel disappointed… I understand that this loss leaves you feeling empty… I’m concerned for you, tell me more about your experience…” #Empathy heals #loneliness, #fear, and #shame.
Spiritual Formation and Soul Care Ministry TLC is a two-year program of experiential learning that features four retreats (five days each) and personalized spiritual mentoring in between retreats. We assist the Lord Jesus in personally caring for and guiding you through extended blocks of time for solitude and silence, interactive teaching, guided experiences, individual spiritual direction, and small group sharing/prayer.