Heart Healing

Congratulations. One year anniversary of The Pandemic. No bubbly for me, thanks.

Now Dr. Seuss is being cancelled and Mr. Potato Head has been neutered.

13,000 Unaccompanied Minors moving across the southern border into America. The government’s official stance is, “No problem!—No crisis.” The words, “Unaccompanied Minors” is a heart-breaking description.

I’ve been thinking, studying, writing about the suggestion from Solomon—the wisest man—recorded as Proverbs 4:23:

Above all else, guard your heart,

for everything you do flows from it (Proverbs 4:23).

A quote from my manuscript Seizin the Season:

Most of my life I have assumed I needed to stand outside my heart with a weapon to beat it back into subjection because if it ever got loose it would do something horrible. There needs to be a guard, not to keep your heart from going on the rampage, but to keep all agents that intend to steal, kill and destroy it at a distance.

It is hard to imagine that any of us could live in this expanding season of madness without contracting PTSD or one of its cousins. This season calls for militant heart guarding. That includes a defense and intentional offense. The most effective guarding is soul-care—tending to your heart.

John & Stassi Eldredge speak to this in their Wild At Heart podcast. Rather than more words from me, I’m inviting you to hear what they are seeing and doing in this spiritual battle.  Helpful to me.

https://wildatheart.org/rhplay/podcast/homecoming-2021

Thank you for trusting me with this link.

D. Dean Benton

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