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“Caregiver, a Personal Story,” by Sharon Cooney

August 28th, 2017 Posted by Blog 7 comments

As an ex-wife who met and married him after his last deployment to Southeast Asia, I lived the whole PTSD spectrum without any assistance. He refused any psychological treatment because it would have meant that he was “crazy”. I experienced the nights of fighting the battles again (and he was Air Force, flying KC135s and […]

Soul Care: Day of Learning, by Pat Litzinger

August 28th, 2017 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

United Methodist clergy and laity representing 18 different churches from Harbor District in the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church attended the SOUL CARE Day of Learning on August 5th at Harbor UMC in Wilmington, NC.  Facilitator and retired U.S. Army Chaplain (Col.) David Smith led the training which was focused on equipping […]

Soul Care Conversation (Caregiver)

August 24th, 2017 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

(The purpose of Soul Care Conversation is to create a place to generate dialogue, initiate thoughtful consideration for the challenges our veterans face each day, share ideas of veteran and family well-being and healing, and spark within all of us a call to be engaged with the veteran and caregiver community. Click here to visit the forum and […]

Soul Care Conversation (Spiritual Model for Healing from Moral Injury; Sixth Step – Accountability)

July 26th, 2017 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

(The purpose of Soul Care Conversation is to create a place to generate dialogue, initiate thoughtful consideration for the challenges our veterans face each day, share ideas of veteran and family well-being and healing, and spark within all of us a call to be engaged with the veteran and caregiver community. We continue our conversation on a […]

Soul Care Conversation (Spiritual Model for Healing from Moral Injury; Fifth Step – Making Amends)

June 19th, 2017 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

(The purpose of Soul Care Conversation is to create a place to generate dialogue, initiate thoughtful consideration for the challenges our veterans face each day, share ideas of veteran and family well-being and healing, and spark within all of us a call to be engaged with the veteran and caregiver community. We continue our conversation on a […]

Soul Care Conversation (Spiritual Model for Healing from Moral Injury; Fourth Step – Renewal of the Mind)

May 19th, 2017 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

(The purpose of Soul Care Conversation is to create a place to generate dialogue, initiate thoughtful consideration for the challenges our veterans face each day, share ideas of veteran and family well-being and healing, and spark within all of us a call to be engaged with the veteran and caregiver community. We continue our conversation on a […]

Soul Care Conversation (Spiritual Model for Healing from Moral Injury; Third Step – Self-Acceptance)

April 17th, 2017 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

(The purpose of Soul Care Conversation is to create a place to generate dialogue, initiate thoughtful consideration for the challenges our veterans face each day, share ideas of veteran and family well-being and healing, and spark within all of us a call to be engaged with the veteran and caregiver community. Click here to visit the forum and […]

Refresh Your Soul – Reflections by Molly Shivers

April 17th, 2017 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

From March 24-26, the Outreach Ministry and the Conflict Transformation Ministries of the North Carolina Conference invited Chaplain David Smith to lead a retreat at Camp Rockfish for active and retired military plus their families.  The theme of the retreat was “Refresh Your Soul”.  The following reflection on the retreat was written by Rev. Molly […]

Soul Care Conversation (Spiritual Model for Healing from Moral Injury; Second Step – Forgiveness)

March 14th, 2017 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

(The purpose of Soul Care Conversation is to create a place to generate dialogue, initiate thoughtful consideration for the challenges our veterans face each day, share ideas of veteran and family well-being and healing, and spark within all of us a call to be engaged with the veteran and caregiver community. Click here to visit the forum and […]

Soul Care Journey, by Arness Krause

March 14th, 2017 Posted by Blog No Comment yet

“Sometimes it’s the Journey That Teaches You About the Destination” – Drake THE JOURNEY BEGINS These words proved to be quite prophetic about my own soul care journey that began nearly eight months ago.  As a social work graduate student, I was presented and blessed with the opportunity to do an internship at Faith Harbor […]