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The Shriveled Soul

For the last few months I have been reading “Having a Mary Spirit” by Joanna Weaver. A fantastic book, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to really get to the root of what is happening inside their soul.

The last chapter I read talked about the root of bitterness and how it shrivels our soul. She quotes Paul Borthwick where he identifies the two types of people, “enlarged souls” who live a life with faith-filled optimism and “shriveled souls” who let themselves become embittered and withered by life’s hardships. I thought I would write down the nine suggestions for avoiding the “shriveled soul syndrome.” I could see myself in quite a few of these…and I would encourage you to start the process of opening up to what is holding you back in your walk with Jesus. Continue reading The Shriveled Soul

Festering…

Is there something festering inside of you? So many of us carry unforgiveness in our hearts, and it starts to stink. We can’t forgive someone from childhood, work, family or a previous relationship. It eats us up. It causes our blood pressure to rise when we think about it. Having this inside of us can also hinder other relationships. We can’t trust someone else, or we can’t be ourselves…there is a darkness inside that we can’t master. Continue reading Festering…