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7 Tips for Screen Fatigue

Many of us are feeling tired, stressed, or emotionally flat from shrinking our life down to screens on Zoom, Skype, or other video meetings. More than ever, due to social distancing in Covid-19 we’re staring at screens all day on our phone, tablet, or computer. We’re losing our sense of being human. We’re becoming like…

220 – Help for Screen Fatigue

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks:  Technology is a gift in this season of social distancing, but it can also cause physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges. God made us to connect in embodied ways and even though you can be doing good spiritual work over your screen, it takes a toll on our soul. Bill and…

COVID-19: Help for Grief

It’s like there’s a dark cloud called COVID-19 hovering over us. It’s generating worry, irritableness, discouragement, and especially tiredness. What is this dark cloud? What is it that is sapping our energy and causing stress reactions? Author David Kessler calls it “anticipatory grief.” But probably we feel it as anticipatory anxiety. We worry and ruminate…

COVID-19: Feeling God’s Love Despite Social Distancing

“My skin screams to be touched!” a single man cried to me. He’d been living alone and that’s how deeply he longed to feel close to someone. Research has shown that we all need hugs, handshakes, kisses, back rubs, or being present with a family member or friend to be healthy physically and emotionally. Without…

COVID-19: Coronavirus Fears and Emotionally Honest Faith

Everyone is stressed by the Coronavirus. And it’s not caring or helpful if someone tells you, “Don’t be afraid—have faith in God.” Unfortunately, great Bible verses are getting misused to say that. This leaves people feeling judged or like they need to put on a happy face. After the Coronavirus hit I started having stress…

When Henri Nouwen Couldn’t Feel God’s Love

The warmth of God’s presence can be elusive. In his secret journal, Henri Nouwen is vulnerable about a dark season in which he couldn’t feel God’s love.  He’d helped millions of other people around the world into a more tender and intimate experience with God, but he was in a Dark Night of the Soul.…