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Soul Care helps you live from a healthy soul and wisely lead others towards authentic transformation--Spiritual Formation--into the character or likeness of Jesus Christ. Our resources and events are experiential and relationship-minded, built on a foundation of seven core spiritual practices.

Like all of us, on the road of your spiritual journey you need to stop occasionally – for conversation, the chance to read, to rest, to enjoy the view. These breaks – these times of sitting still -- allow us to grow in ways both big and small.  So grab a seat on a park bench that suits you, join a conversation, check out our downloads-start caring for your soul.

Our prayer is that you will find practical wisdom and even some companionship on the journey to a new way of life--one that restores life and health to your soul, releasing your God-given potential and destiny.

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A Simple Gift For Your Soul 

By Mindy Caliguire - Thursday, January 02, 2014

Happy New Year, Friends!


Soul Care has undergone many changes over the past few years, both in the nature of my work and the amazing people I get to work with! I've even had the joy of releasing a few new resources along the way. But, the underlying dream is unchanging—for as long as God gives me breath, I want to help people live and lead differently.

Living from a healthy soul, not an exhausted, fatigued, disconnected-from-God soul. Leading from a place of overflow, not deficit. Each of you has resonated with this message in some way and together, we are part of a movement that I hope will help the church become more of what we all long to experience and offer to this world.

Fifteen years ago, my first venture into helping others care for their soul was a simple booklet that my husband, Jeff, and I co-wrote, called Write For Your Soul: The Whys and Hows of Journaling. Over the years . . . no kidding . . . over 20,000 copies of this tiny booklet have been used by churches, counseling centers, small groups, and individuals to help people give expression to their deepest self, and bring that self to God. I only have a few dozen left!

In order to celebrate these 15 years and kickoff 2014, I wanted to offer the digital version (PDF) of Write For Your Soul as a gift! Packed with inspiring quotes and helpful questions to prompt your journaling, it's a super-easy way to invest in your soul care at the start of this new year.

Simply sign up here and receive an email within the hour that contains a link to your copy of Write For Your Soul. 
Blessings as we embark on this next stage in the journey...

Peace,
Mindy 



Who Are You Becoming? 

By Mindy Caliguire - Monday, September 10, 2012

 

 

The invitation to “become” is more than a call to conversion. It’s a call to a changed life. More than four walls and a weekend service, we are the “ecclesia” where redeemed people are being transformed into Christ-centered disciples in a broken world.

Become Like Jesus is a guiding framework for church leaders as they support life-changing transformation in their local “eccelsia.” Whether they realize paradigms need to shift, want to explore God’s heart for the leader, or desire to create a culture that is conducive to spiritual growth, Become seeks to inspire church leaders and their congregations as they flourish.

Continued Development: The WCA is currently offering Become as a free resource to those who sign up for LIFT courses prior to September 17. This fall, LIFT is launching team pricing, a Strategy for Transformation course, and a certificate program.



Light a Candle and Fly 

By Mindy Caliguire - Monday, November 07, 2011

I often tell people I feel called to stand—to live—as a bridge between the “Candle Lighters” and the “Jet Fuel Drinkers”. What do I mean by that?

  • Candle-lighters are the quiet, steady-paced, somewhat solitary, somewhat mystical, focused-on-the-now, Spirit-aware, Presence of God-sensing Spiritual Formation types.
  • Jet-fuel-drinkers are the loud, fast-paced, somewhat solitary, somewhat fanatical, focused-on-the-future, Spirit-aware, Presence of God-sensing Leadership types.
I love these two groups deeply; they have each formed me in their own way, and I deeply believe the cause of Christ, the Kingdom of God, the blessed community, depends upon them both. In fact, though they often speak very different languages, they need each other.

Truth is, of course, those two extremes live in me. On any given day, I’m living out of my candle-lighting tendencies or my jet-fuel-drinking tendencies. And in my dream scenario, these worlds collide—even in me. The challenge is not which is right, but rather deep, authentic integration. If combined in real life, I suppose, jet-fuel and lit candles would detonate! But in my soul, these can and must combine if I am to live out my calling; if I am to give my life as a living sacrifice, if I am to live and breathe and move in the rhythms of grace.

Last week, as I entered my office Monday morning, I felt the familiar tightening of the chest as I considered the week ahead. I was tempted, in that moment, to simply push harder and faster, to allow fear or insecurity or drivenness to fuel my activity, setting a destructive trajectory to my entire week.

But I know better by now . . . I’ve lit enough candles.

Instead, I stopped to sense and name this unsteadiness in my soul and to surrender, yet again, to God’s good care. In those moments, I felt a choice in my spirit . . . and wrote a Post-it note reminder to keep on my desk:
  • "Determine that you will experience the journey with great joy and with great peace. Why? Because of the Kingdom within."
As it turns out, I never glanced at that note again until I left the office on Friday.

But as I review the many meetings, pressures, decisions, speaking engagements, conflicts and even a pre-dawn visit to the Emergency Room with my son that occurred this week, I am glad I paused on Monday. This week felt like integration.
  • There was joy and there was peace. Why? Because of the Kingdom.
  • Projects moved forward, children were loved, desperate prayers were prayed, limits were faced and blessed, and teammates were encouraged. Why? Because of the Kingdom.
How about you? How did the reality of the Kingdom undergird you last week? How does it undergird you now, as you read? What unsteadiness might you need to name in your own soul; what would it mean for you to surrender... yet again... to God’s good care?

Light a candle... and fly.



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