Spiritual Resources

Listed here are some Spiritual Resources which we highly recommend for pastors, ministry leaders and spouses.

Soul Care Spiritual Resources Email:

Soul Care Email

The Soul Care email is like receiving a mini retreat in you inbox 8 to 10 times per year.  Each email includes several resources to help you in your spiritual walk with the Lord. Some of the resources included are spiritual practices, music, blogs or podcasts, scripture for reflection, inspirational quotes and book recommendations/reviews.

You can sign up by emailing us with the subject line:  Soul Care email signup.  

Prayers:

Prayer of Relinquishment

Click here to view/download the PDF file.

Spiritual Practices:

Annual Examen

Annual Examen
Written by Alan & Gem Fadling from Unhurried Living

“A daily examen is a practice whereby we reflect prayerfully on the experiences of our day to watch for God’s presence,  God’s action, God’s grace. This enables us to gain wisdom for our continued journey with God in the days ahead.


This resource is meant to give you some windows through which to look back over a year rather than simply one day. The reflections and prayers below grew out of a time of listening to Isaiah 61 and looking back over a year in my life. The practice of an annual examen is much like a daily examen, but focuses on a longer look back. “

Click here to view/download the PDF file.

See more from Unhurried Living on their website – https://www.unhurriedliving.com/ 

When things go wrong

What should I do when things are going wrong?

This practice is taken from the book, Essential Practices of the Faith, by B. Beer, J. Franks & Matt Lewis (SDG Publishing)


Go off to a quiet place and reflect on these scriptures:

Habakkuk 3:17-18; 2 Chronicles 20 :21-22; Hebrews 13:15

  1. Pray, asking God to show you things in your life that are currently going wrong or are less than ideal.
  2. In a journal, write down the things he brings to mind (8 to 10 items). They may be small annoyances, significant personal tragedies or something in between.
  3. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you which one to begin with. As you think about that situation move through these steps:
    1. In prayer, let go of your desire to understand why this happened. This step helps us to be mindful that God is loving and all powerful. We take our focus off of the problem and turn toward him, trusting him in the situation
    2. Let go of your expectation to have a life without problems. As we let go of our expectation that life will not have any problems, we are able to turn toward God and trust him.
    3. Praise God acknowledging that he will bring something good out of the situation.
    4. Continue to praise God even when you don’t see a change in your situation.

Journal what happens as you use this practice in this situation you are facing. Include scriptures that have been helpful, feelings you have experienced, insights into your situation, etc.

 

 

Pastors Day Feb 9-2023

Do you at times long to return to simple faith in your personal walk with the Lord? 

Please join us as we explore how to

Rediscover the JOY of SIMPLE FAITH