Category Archives: Mind

Silence and solitude needed

The practices of silence, solitude and secrecy are indispensable parts of spiritual transformation. But quietness seems to be an endangered quality. In a media saturated culture (dominated by technology), these disciplines seem to be increasingly at risk. Continue reading

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Renewing of the mind

  Two mind-sets or two ways of thinking or seeing things.  Romans 8:5-9 “Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So … Continue reading

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A connection you must make

Have you ever made the connection between Romans 12:2 and 12:3? It’s somewhat unexpected but absolutely essential to spiritual transformation. Notice the connection: v. 2 – “be transformed by the renewing of your mind (your way of thinking)” v. 3 – … Continue reading

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The anatomy of normal sadness

Life is hard when you feel like you’re stuck in a flight pattern you can’t get out of.
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Moving from anxiety to peace

Anxiety can trouble our minds and distract us from the normal flow of life. Anxiety can be anything from annoying to distracting to debilitating. It can also be caused by and effect physical conditions. Continue reading

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Guard your minds

This one is a little deeper but please take the time to follow carefully what I am offering. Continue reading

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Counseling and the findings of Neuroscience

Terms like belief and unbelief; obedience and disobedience are part of a Biblical grammar of responsibility. Culpability and accountability are essential in relation to the bad news about sin; the good news of the divine gift of salvation, and the expectation of final judgment. Continue reading

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10 Resolutions for Mental Health

1. At least once every day I shall look steadily up at the sky and remember that I, a consciousness with a conscience, am on a planet traveling in space with wonderfully mysterious things above and about me. 2. Instead … Continue reading

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The attack against your mind:

Pay close attention when the same New Testament author uses that same word to address the same subject in the same book. This is the case in II Corinthians in the connection between the mind (νοηματα) and spiritual conflict. First notice … Continue reading

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