If you’ve heard me share my story, you know two things about me: I’ve struggled with worry and I’ve struggled with negativity. God has used those struggles to teach me so much about my mind and how to CHOOSE the simplest of things to protect my thoughts. It’s written all over his Word: renew your mind (Romans 12:2), think on whatever is lovely (Phil 4:8), take your thoughts captive (2 Cor. 10:5). I’m learning how these biblical truths fit into
I’ve been wanting to share for a while some resources that I like to incorporate into my quiet times. I’ll be the first to say you don’t NEED this stuff to have a meaningful relationship with the Lord but I’m grateful they’re available. The same way we don’t NEED a filet mignon to live but it sure is a treat when we get to enjoy one! So below I’ve got some tools, books and other resources that have been helpful!
I remember reading this quote years ago in Stormie Omartian’s book, “The Power of a Praying Woman“. “It amazed me that confusion, oppression, fear, or anxiety couldn’t exist in the heart of a worshipping child of God.” She says she eventually got free from depression completely… because of worship. She went on to say: “Nothing we do is more powerful or more life-changing than praising God. It is one of the means by which God transforms us. Every time we
A few months ago, our pastor did a sermon on spiritual gifts. If you’ve been in the church long, you’ve likely heard your fair share on spiritual gifts. The topic wasn’t new but what he shared had me wondering why we would ever think to operate a ministry, business, committee or even a Bible study without finding out and making sure each person was using their spiritual gifts. As a lover of personality tests and living in a generation where
I spend a good deal of time on my phone that I wish I didn’t but I can tell you, there is one investment of time I spend on my phone that has added a ton of value to my life. I can complain a good bit about technology and the hold it has on me some days but we are living in a pretty cool age when the Bible is at our fingertips any given moment of the day.