Discern, Choose, then Practice

At a recent talk at Influence, a multi-generational woman’s group at Liberty Evangelical Free Church in Pella, Iowa, we explored the idea of renewing our minds. Is it possible? The Bible says it is. So does science. It start with choosing what we are going to think about. Yes, you can choose your thoughts. And… Read More

Epiphany: Earthquake to Rebuild

Epiphany: an insight that points to a needed change of direction. This definition doesn’t come from a dictionary, but from my experience. Often the prequel to the epiphany is painful and confusing. I think it’s a little like an earthquake in which God tears down walls you weren’t willing or able to deconstruct yourselves. That was true… Read More

choose what you think and rethink

Have you ever had a thought just “pop” into your head? In reality, thoughts either come in through your five senses and take up residence or they already live there–they own actual real estate in your brain. The Bad News: Negative thoughts that  run on a track that loops through your mind constantly bathes your… Read More