Monday, April 15, 2013

Discovering Soul Care

There are books I've read that I know I will come back to. 
This book, Discovering Soul Care by Mindy Caliguire is one. 
I started reading this book with my Bible study girls and it is just what I've needed! 
It's refreshing and has much wisdom about taking care of one's soul.

As I started reading this book a realization came over me. 
I don't take care of my soul, not even close to the way I need to. 
Part of this book that has really stuck with me...
Was when we took a look at symptoms of soul neglect and symptoms of soul care. 
Lately, I've felt shame, anger, exhaustion, desperate, panic, insecurity and a lot of other ugly things. 
Those things are symptoms of soul neglect and makes total sense to me.
If I am not taking care of my soul, 
Not connecting with God, the One who created me, 
How could I not feel those things? 

But the good thing is I don't have to feel that way! 
I can have peace, love, joy, compassion and so on. 
I just have to sit, really sit and connect with God. 
I need to change my schedule in order to do so, which I plan on doing. 

Taking care of my soul isn't really an option.
That's what I've learned while reading this great book!
If I want to live the way God wants me to,
If I want to be who He wants me to be, I MUST take care of my soul! 

You should really read this! Maybe it will make you realize a thing or two about your soul!

Here are some quotes incase you need more persuading! 

"When you're living a life of vibrant intimacy with God, in fact, you cannot stop the power of God from working through you."

"The reality is, many of us, long ago gave up hope that we could actually become someone new.
The invitation to hope again reawakens the reality of that pain, of that awareness of all that is not as it should or could be. We are not what we could be, and it hurts." 

"We can rest of heads on the pillow at night and lovingly whisper, "God, you have my heart.
I'm as surrendered as I know to be. There may be a new area for us to work on when I wake up
tomorrow, but you have my heart." Truth and surrender are in concert with one another." 

Good, isn't it? ;)


  1. Sounds like another amazing book I need to read

  2. I am totally going to buy this book. I think this may be just what I need right now. Thank you for sharing! Do you think it would be a good book to do one on one with someone I am mentoring?

  3. A lot of people think that they have to make their "ends" straight before they can get to God, but the beauty of grace is that God meets you where you are.

    Other religions have God on top of a ladder, and they have to climb it to get to him by doing good things or living a good life (actions). The God of Christianity is on top of a ladder and he climbed down to us (Jesus) to meet us exactly where we are.


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