The Temptation to Despair [SSL 313]

Today we are exploring the Desert Wisdom on Acedia which leads toward Nihilism

(featured images was created with AI)

You are invited to encounter the spiritual formation book I wrote called The Wild Land Within (my first book with Broadleaf Books)
🎁 ❤️ 
Just click the book or google search the title to get one, or get a few for a book club.
I’m happy to meet up with your group to say “hello” and answer your questions and hear your thoughts.

• You can find out about my publisher Broadleaf Books here

⭐️What is a Patron? Here are the DETAILS:

Patron supporters chip-in a bit each month to help me offset my expenses so I can continue creating. Supporting this way (at $5 +) entitles you to many posts, perks, and goodies that unlock once you begin.

Want to come along side me with support regularly?
This kind of help makes a big difference. It is with great appreciation that I create for my patrons as my “inner circle”.

• Remember, Patron supporters ALSO get ALL ACCESS to the Substack (paid) extras!
Start here:

OR make a one-time contribution at

• It’s listeners like you make this work possible. 

You can help out by sharing the program and rating/reviewing it on iTunes or other outlets.
Thank you very much.

Eps 221 Seasons of restlessness; Casey Tygrett

Casey Tygrett returns to the Spark My Muse podcast with his new book and sends wisdom into the center of our funk. We find help for our restless seasons.

(The Substack and Patreon links below have extras info on books, websites and more—enjoy!)

Get Casey’s book!

(preview for free)
SUBSTACK extras:

• Please help this program grow.

1. Share the program with another person today.

2. Leave a Rating/ Write a Review on iTunes HERE. (

2. Buy Lisa’s book The Wild Land Within []

Support monthly by going here:

Wrath and Acedia [SSL198]

• See some incredible wrath related-images for free at the link below. Consider supporting this work and find other extras here:
Listen now with the AUDIO PLAYER:


If you’ve read the book, please leave a thoughtful review on or!

Watch replays from LIVE Events!MAY 5 – 7:30pm ET – WATCH REPLAY A preview of the Wild Land Within book through a study of
Desert Father Evagrius Ponticus (345-400 CE)
JUNE 2 – 7:30pm ET
The book club discussion event of Wild Land Within:
You can connect, share passages, thoughts, and ask questions related to the book, or sit back and watch. All welcome- but you must sign up have access.

A LITTLE HELP, please? • Most everything I create can be enjoyed for little or nothing. Can you give today? Just pay-what-you’d-like or what you can to help. It’s appreciated. Thank you. ❤️ • VENMO: •

Listen to a recent episode:

• Help Spark My Muse thrive in these two ways:

1. Share the program with another person today. 2. Leave a Rating/ Write a Review on iTunes HERE. (
AND! Don’t forget to pick a subscribe option that is best for you at ( below: